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ENGLYNION I A ddarllenwyd gan Bayron or achlysur goeod oeryg sylfaen Neuadd Gylioeddus newydd Aberaman. Wedi hir oedi'r aden,-dyma lwys Demi hardd fyth o Athen: Llogell llith gwyr lleyg a lien, A neuadd meibion awen. Bu rhwymau ar AJooraman-anwyl I fyned tuallan I'w chylch am ddarlith a chan,- Nid di-aehos y tuchan. Gwellir y clwy' hyn mwyach,—a, mwyn. Mewn hedd aelwyd dwymach; (hawn Ein haelwyd fydd anwylach I roi bwyd dysg i'r rhai bach.
I "GANABY" Y BARDD "CYNFFIG." 0; fwyn II Ganary n bywiog, lion, Y bardd, paid anfon eaeth i'w fron, 'Rwyt ti yn iach ac yntau'n glaf, Nid hoff yw ganddo'th nodau braf* Mae'n cenfigenu, yn ddiau, Dy fod mor lion ac yntau'n frau; Yn fuan ti a gyll dy blu Os na adawi'th ncdau cu. Nid ydyw'th nodau yn y byd Yn gwneyd oyfeillion tyner clyd. Ac nid mewn un cyfyngder sydd Y troi di'r nos yn ganol dydd. Yn dyner iawn bu'r bardd i ti, Dy borthi wnaeth ar goreu sy'. A dyna'r diolch mae yn gael Sef canig Ion pan yw yn wael. Aderyn bach, paid canu'n fwyn I'r bardd, nid oes i'th odlau swyn; Paid byw yn hwy 'nol "dull y byde" Ithag ofn i Cynffig fyn'd yn fud. Mae'n gystal i ti dewi son Pan rodda Cynffig nerthol don, Fe all efe'n dragwyddol fyw, Er nid fel bardd, ond plentyn Duw. FIG YB AIL,
IVIerthyr Board of Guardians. On Saturday. Present: Rev. J. Olieilly (chairman), Mrs. Richards, Mrs. Evans, Mrs. Williams, Messrs. S. Hawkins, T. Andrews, M. Williams, Wm. Jones, J. Price, D. Edwards, Meth Davies, T. Hedge, S. Thomas, W. Hiley H. Lewis, R. Rees, W. Harris, T T Jenkins, H. Jones, Richard Rees, J. Rogers, D. Hdpkirus, W. Davies, J. Ed- wards, T. B. Greatorex, T. E. Morgan, D. Hughes, J. Aurelius, L. Edwards, Revs. D. L. Jones, T. Rees, Ll. Williams, and J. H. Davies, with Mr. J. L. Morris, deputy clerk. NEW FUNCTION" FOR RELIEF COMMITTEE. The Rev. Ll. Williams moved that a permanent committee be appointed to consider all applications for admission to hospitals, sanatoria, etc. Mr. H. Jones thought such a committee unnecessary. He moved that a com- mittee of the whole Board should con- sider these cases. The Chairman said that they had a committee already to deal with such cases in the form af the relief com- mittee. If the relief committee did not do its duty then it should be dissolved. Rev. Ll. Williams: Then why are not these cases brought before the relief com- mittee and not the Board? It was eventally agreed that such cases should in future be dealt with by the Relief Committee. PORTIONING OUT THE CALL. The Clerk stated that the call for X40,000 had been apportioned among the various parishes as follows: —Aberdare, £ 11,234; Gelligaer, £ 12,512; Merthyr, £ 14,013; Penderyn, = £ 817; Rhigos, < £ 644; Vaynor, R780. The apportionment was agreed to with- out any opposition, the Rector remark- ing, "Sorry Ald. David Evans is not here." NURSE RESIGNS. Miss Harvey, superintendent nurse at the Workhouse Infirmary, sent in her re- signation after nine years' service. It was agreed to advertise for a suc- cessor, the salary to be .£45 per annum and outfit. NO COMPROMISE. Mr. H. W. Martin wrote declining to reduce his bill to the Guardians for giv- ing evidence at the recent Separation Inquiry. Mr. Edwin Seward, architect, also wrote stating that it was impossible for him to accept the compromise offered by the Board. Rev. Ll. Williams: I move that the letters be referred to the Aberdare Re- lief Committee. (Laughter.) It was agreed that the Finance Com- mittee should deal with the letters. "AXLEGED WEAKNESS." Concerning the document from an assistant to Dr. Cresswell certifying a patient to be suffering from alleged weakness," Dr. Cresswell now wrota stating that the assistant told him that the woman was not under medical treat- ment. She came to him and asked for a note of relief, and he put her statement on the certificate. Mr H. Jones: I move that in such cases in future the patient shall sign and not the medical man. (Laughter.) DOING WELL. A report from Sandgate Sanatorium stated that Wm. Davies, from Cwmbach, was doing well there, increasing in weight and strength. IN DEFENCE OF HIS MILK. The Aberdare Training School Com- mittee read a letter from Mr. William Whiting stating that the milk returned to him from the Training School was not sour, and that had it been so he could not have replaced it, as he sold out all milk morning and evening each day; also stating that he was prepared to ter- minate his contract if the Board wished it. It was resolved that Mr. Whiting be informed that the Board were not pre- pared to terminate his contract, but will in future act strictly in accordance with the terms thereof.
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Britain's Weakness." ADDRESS BY MR. E. BLACK. Mr. E. Black, of Huddersfield, is not unknown to Aberdare audiences. Last Sunday evening, under the auspices of the I.L.P., Mr. Black gave an illumin- ated lecture at the New Theatre, entitled, Britain's Weakness." By means of his dual method of lantern and lecture, Mr Black has a very attractive as well as a very effectual way of reaching the hearts of the masses. He has found this mode of propounding Socialism by picture and story a most successful one, because it appeals to old and young, educated and illiterate. On Sunday evening Coun- cillor T. Lewis, Trecynon, presided over a fairly large audience. Mr. Lewis re- ferred to the movement with which Mr. Black was associated as an educational movement. It was necessary to show up our national weakness so that people might see the need for a remedy. The attention paid to the Socialist movement —especially by the Press of to-day—was one of the best signs of the times. Al- though its adherents were hunted and persecuted thy cause showed signs of material progress. After the hymn, When wilt thou save the people?" had been sung. Mr. Black gave his address. He held that Britain was a most idolatrous nation. It wor- shipped property. Then he proceeded to illustrate some ptiases of our national life, which proved the anomalous posi- tion of our social and industrial condi- tions. He showed on the screen some portraits of our huge ocean liners. Some of these were palaces above but hells for the workers below. Mr. Black dis- played some excellent pictures illustrat- ing the life-saving value to the nation of the lifeboat. At present the Royal Life- boat Institution was maintained by pub- lic subscriptions. Surely a Government that could find 250 million pounds to shoot farmers in South Africa ought to be able to maintain a life-saving institu- tion at home in such a way as not to hamper its efficiency. What interested the spectators most was the history of the strike at the Emsworth Collieries in the North of England, which was pro- fusely illustrated by Mr. Black. He told the audience how the colliery own- ers had refused to abide by the decision of Mr. Atkinson, to whom in the capacity of arbitrator it had been mutually agreed to refer the dispute between masters and men. The pictures showe? some pathetic scenes in connection with the eviction of the miners from houses owned by the colliery owners. Three in- cidents depicted on the screen aroused the heartiest applause of the audience. The first showed a. plucky constable, overcome by the pathos of eviction, re- fusing to proceed with the work of turn- ing poor families from their homes, and resolving to resign his position in the force. Another picture gave a view of the Kinsley Hotel, where. the kind-hearted host had for two years given daily a din- ner to the children of the evicted ten- ants. This publican, observed Mr Black had shown more practical piety than a certain professed Christian leader, who had betrayed the miners into the hands of the tyrannical coalowners. Another portrayed incident that was loudly ap- plauded was the action of Robert Blatch- ford who had wired to the occupants of the two Clarion Vans: "Stop preaching Socialism; live it in Kinsley." Immedi- ately the vans were despatched to the mining village to house some of the evicted workers and their families. Portraits of and epigrams by some of the apostles of social reform had a grand leception when shown on the canvas. Among these were John Ruskin and his famous saying, "There is no wealth but life. That country is richest which nourishes the greatest number of happy and noble human beings." Also. Leo Tolstoy and the phrase which he put in the mouths of the aristocracy, U We will do anything for the poor man, anything but get off his back." An exhibition of the portrait of the veteran Keir Hardie, AI.P.-to borrow the hackneyed favourite phrase of stage eulogy-fairly brought down the house.
Aberdare Bankruptcy Court MONDAY.—Before Mr. Rees Williams (Registrar) and Mr Ellis Owen (Official Receiver). MOUNTAIN ASH CONFECTIONER'S CONFIDENCE. The first debtor examined was Henry Stone, confectioner, Mountain Ash, who was represented by Mr. W. Thomas, Aberdare. His gross liabilities were £ 341 Is. lOd.; estimated to rank, £ 331 Is. lOd.; deficiency, < £ 294 15s. 6d. He had been in difficulties for some time. A dis- tress was levied upon his goods in Sep- tember last for rent, which was seven days overdue, and he was obliged to file his petition. He started in business in May, 1904. Previous to that he nad been a collier. He was ill for seven weeks, and when he got well he started a con- fectionery business at 64, Oxford-street. Mountain Ash. During his 7 months' illness he contracted debts amounting to £ 5. He had no capital whatever to start business, but he had no difficulty I in obtaining goods. He had had no ex- perience in the confectionery business. He was unable to meet the bills as they came in, but he was hoping that trade would improve. After being in Oxford- street for two years he opened a shop in Woodland-street, and a third shop at 49, Commercial-street, Mountain Ash. For some time he kept the three shops going. He went to live at Woodland-street, be- cause he did not get his health in Ox- ford-street, and he opened the third es- tablishment because the Woodland- street business was not paying its way. His wife looked after one business, and two young ladies after the other two shops. He had no check on the reeipts taken, but he had confidence in the two young ladies. His wife kept a ledger, but he did not understand it. Neither he nor his wife had sent bills out to the debtors. Official Receiver: How did you expect people to pay their debts unless you sent them accounts? Debtor: The Missus had confidence in the people, and thought that tho-:e who had obtained goods would come and pav for them. Official Receiver: I am afraid that debts are difficult to collect even when you send out bills. Debtor said that his wife took about ^2 a week from the takings for house- hold expenses. Official Receiver: Are you sure she did not take more? Debtor: I had enough confidence in the Missus that she would not take out more than was necessary. Official Receiver: But you never took the trouble to ascertain?—No. Debtor said he did not bank all his re- ceipts. He paid local bills in cash. He estimated his receipts from July 1st to Sept. 20th at £ 141 15s. 10d. It tran- spired, however, that the C2 a week for household expenses had not been calcu- lated, and the enquiry was adjourned for the cash account to be amended. Debtor attributed his failure to ill- health and bad trade, but the Official Receiver contended that lack of exper- ience, no proper account books, and bad debts through negligence had more to do with his failure. He had been insolvent for some time. He generally paid one month s account after selling goods ob- tained in subsequent months. He lost £ 10 worth of goods during the recent haiJ-storm. ALLEGED PREFERENCE. GADLYS BAKER AGAIN EXAMINED. Howell Howells, baker, Gadlys. under- went his second examination in bank- ruptcy. Mr. Uees Thomas, from the cnice of Messrs. C. and W. Kenshoie ro- presented debtor. Debtor was questioned closely regard- ing a cheque of X13 he paid to D. 35. Davies, grocer, Gadlys, on July 25th, tll" day before he filed his petition. Debtor said he was obliged to get flour to carry or-, the business. Official Receiver: Why pay Mr. Davies all you owed him, when you owed other creditors as much as £ 105 ? T Pe^°J I. s bound to get flour, and 1 T>aid for it then. Official Receiver: But you had the flour already. In reply to the Registrar debtor first said he had the flour the same day as he paid the cheque, but afterward* stated rlxc i "the previous week. Official Receiver: Is Mr. Davies x\ fdend of yours?—No, only a neighbour. I Official Receiver: You wanted to do him a good turn ?-No, not at all. Official Receiver: He has got .£13 in his pocket which he would not have had otherwise. I.V 1reiiIy 1f,urt3?er <lue«tions, debtor said he had sold a horse on the 24th for in order to file his petition, yet he paid Davies £ 13 on the following day. t, Svlair?%eiV-r: Wll-y did J"01 P^fer tj pay Mr. Davies, instead of paying a U ea your creditors? liebtor: I cannot explain that. My idea was to pay for what I was gethnir at the time. K In answer to further questions debtor described his system of carting bread and collecting money. He stated that his vamnen had, from time to time, defraud- ed him of a lot of money. The salesman would take the carbon paper out when making a receipt to a customer. The sale would, therefore, be entered as a àebt, whereas the customer had paid and held a receipt. The examination was closed. MOUNTAIN ASH COLLIER'S MISFORTUNE. "WORRIED BY BAILIFFS." W m. Perrett, coUier, Mountain Ash, owed in the gross £89 10s. 7d.; estimated to rank for dividend, t83 4s. 2d.; assets ^78 S 53m, £ Itirent' • £ 5 4s- deficient, 'f7J 0s- 2d. Debtor said he had b-en i'n difficulties some 5 years ago, when he met with an accident. He was then living in Cardiff-road, Mountain Ash. He was idle for six months as the result of that accident. He received £ 1 a week as com- pensation. He admitted owing Rep.-I Evans, grocer, Mountain Ash, .£1 lis. 6d as far back as 1898. He also owed money to Henry Eynon, grocer, and the n i,r Pv;Soci(,ty in th(> same v^ar. Debtor.- It is in 1902 that m> wife t.()ld me we were getting backward. Official Receiver: You have been earn- ing good wages? Debtor: Only a living wage. Official Receiver: What do vou con- 8 er a living wage?-Just enough to go on -with. & Debtor added that a large number of executions had to be paid off, and he had as much as he could do to settle these. If he had been allowed time he wcuid have paid all his debts in full. He had paid over t7 in County Court costs. Official Receiver: You had a good many j u ùgment s served on you?- Yes. Why did you file your petition at last? T'r'°ugh being worried by bailiffs. Debtor declared that he had not spent any money in public-houses or otherwise squandered his earnings. The examination was closed.
MARKET HALL, ABERDARE. A GRAND COMPETITIVE CONCERT (under the auspices of the Aberaman Silver Band), will be held on Monday, October 28th, 1907 £ s. d. Open Solo. Female voices. Own _4 Selection. 2 2 o Open Solo, Male Voices. Own Selection. 220 Open Solo. Juvenile (under 15 years of age). Own Selection, 1st. 10 6 2nd. 5 o Open Duett. Any Voices. Own Selection. 2 2 0 Open Solo on any Brass Instrument Own Selection. 1st I 1 o 2nd 10 6 Adjudicators W. J. Evans, Esq., Aber- dare. and H. Bentley, Esq., Tonyrefail. Accompanist: Prof. R. Howeils Entrance Fee is. for each event, which must be sent to the undersigned, on or Txr t> before Saturday, October 26th. W. B. Jones, sec., 19, Gladstone st. jAberamaH
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ANERCHIAD I "Glyndwr," sef T. Glyndwr Richards, Ysw., a'i Barti Gwrywaidd byd-enwog, parti buddugoliaethus Eisteddfod Genedl- aethol Abertawe, wedi clywed eu bod, ar gaie taer yr Ioncis, wedi penderfynu talu ymweliad a "Gwlad Machlud Haul: I Hawddamor i chwi, barti serchog, Ar eich buddugoliaeth enwog, Wedi'r ornest yn 'Bertawe Molir chwi yn mhob aneddle. Tn 'Bertawe gwnaethoch enw, Gymer oes&u In eyn marw, 'Roedd y prif gerddorion yno Wrth eich clywed fel yn dotio. Gweled Glyndwr o flaen parti A wna. filoedd i'w edmygu; Mor alluog, mor ddirodres, Saul ei oee-sawl wyr ei hanes. "Over done," neu "baentio'r lili," Neu ryw 'nonsens' dwl fel hyny. Oedd yr achos iddo golli Bob tro collodd wrth gystadlu. Ac yn awr ar cawr &i barti Dros y don i wlad yr Ianci; Wrth eu canu wedi glanio Bydd yr Iancis oil yn dawnsio. Dafydd Jones gaiff gly wed canu Pan ar ei gefn bydd Tom a'i Barti, Bydd holl bysg yr aig yn dilyn Y llong a'u cario i'r gorllewin. Wedi glanio ceir Glantawe, Á'r anfarwol Gwilym Cadle, A deg mil a mwy o Gjmry Yn rhoi llaw a gwen i'r Parti. Duw f'o yn arweinydd iddynt, Duw yn ddyfal wylio drostynt; Duw wnau dwyn yn ol i Gymru Yn iach-a. bwndel o ddoleri. Mountain Ash. GWYKOSYDD.
AFONYDD Y BEIBL. Rhyw destyn rhyfedd wyt i mi tYn dwyn adgofion. yn ddiri' Am yr afonydd fach a mawr Geir yn fy Meibl hoff ar glawr; Hen afon Eden rhanwyd hi Yn bedair, medd fy Meibl i, A Chedron a'r Iorddonen fad A olehant froydd Canaan wlad. Cof am y difrod wnaethpwyd draw Gan Adda'n Eden, weithred -Jrist, Daeth pechod mar wo 1 yn ei law, Addewid gaed, er hyn, am Grist; Os oollwyd ffordd i ddynol ryw, Fe drefnwyd arall ffordd gan Dduw, Fe wisgodd gnawd, daeth yma'n ddyn, rn henill eto iddo'i Hun. Pharaoh ddaeth i lan y dwi-, A'i swynwyr oil yn cadw stwr, Ond Mosee drodd yr oil yn waed, Y llynoedd, pyllau—pob peth gaed; Fe eynodd at y weithred hon, Ond caled eilwaith aeth ei fron, Cawodwyd arno lawer pla Cyn mjn'd o'r bobl i'r Ganaan dda. Pwy yw'r rhai hyn, heb neb yn lion Yn eistedd hwnt yn Babilon, Pob un yn driet, pob un yn llwfr, A'u dagrau'n llifo gyda'r dwfrF Plant caethglud ydyw y rhai hyn A'u nodau'n ddystaw yn y glyn, Sut y chwareuaut hwy eu can Pan na chaed ynddynt wladgar dan? Ond dyma. ddinas hardd ei lliw, Ac ynddi hi preswylia. Duw, Siloam gyda'i flrydiau sy' Yn ei hamsylchu u bob tu; Yn nheml hon pan ar ei rawd Bu ef, ein Duw a'n hanwyl Frawd, Mae eto"n gweini nerth, yn wir, I bawb o'r saint drwy'r anial dir. Mi gofiaf am yr afon hon Fe'i gelwir yn "lorddonen Ion," Un adeg bu ein Ceidwad eu Yn sefyll yn ei dyfroedd hi; A phan ddaeth Ef o'r dwr i'r lan Y nef agorwyd yn y fan, Ac arno daeth yr Ysbryd Glan, Bu'r nef pryd hyn yn for o gan. Yr lesu sydd yn croesi'r Cedron 1'1' ardd yn nghwmni ei ddisgyblion, O! 'r olwg drist sydd ar Ei wedd, A hwythau'n cysgu hun o hedd! O! Dduw, 'rwyt Ti'n anfeidrol fawr, Symud y cwpan chwerw'n awr," Clywch eto adsain leddf ei gri, "Ond gwneler dy ewyllye Di." Mae afon bur o ddyfroedd byw Yn tarddu dan orseddfainc Duw, A phren y bywyd o bob tu, A'i ffrwythau'n tyfu yn ddiri'; Ond gwell na'r ffrwythau per i gyd Oedd cael y dail i wella'r byd, çç Iacha,d! Iachad!" y newydd gaed I'n puro eto yn Ei waed. AFONYDD.
Nodion. Pan ddaw y Llydawiaid ar ymweliad a'r E'steddfod y tro nesaf gobeithio y bydd iddynt dalu eu treuliau eu hunain i arbed y fath firi ffol yn myeg gwyr yr Eisteddfod yn nglyn a phwy sydd i dalu y gost. Os na wnant, gofaler am roddi atebiad nacaol i gwestiwn yr orsedd, "A oes heddweh?" Ar hyn o bryd1 ymddengys y bydd Jm- ryson cyffelyb yn nglyn a'r cwestiwn pwy a ddylai dalu treuliau etholiadol un a eelodau Llafur Aberdar a etholwyd ar y Cynghor Dosbarth yn ddiweddar. Y gwahaniaeth ydyw fod cwestiwn y tal, yn yr amgylchiad hwn, yn cael ei godi wedi i'r biliau gael eu eetlo. Ar hyn o bryd y mae gobaith am Gym- deithas Gymreig os nad Cymdeithas Gymraeg yn Aberdar. Yn y c fa-i-fod a gynhaliwyd yn yr Ysgol Ganolradd noe Wener yr oedd rhai o brif lenyddwyr a gwladgarwyr bro Aberdar yn bresenol. Llwydd i'r Gymdeithas newydd. Cychwynodd y Parch. Wm. Thomas, Cwmdar, ei weinidogaeth jn Aberarad, a gorphenodd hi yn Aberdar. Ymneill- dua Mr. Thomas i gymydogaeth Castell- newydd-Emlyn i dreulio hamdden hwyr- dua Mr. Thomas i gymydogaeth Castell- newydd-Emlyn i dreulio hamdden hwyr- (idydd ei fywyd. Cyll un o eglwy&i Cwmdar, sef Nebo, ei gweiuidog. x, bron yr un adeg wele eglwys arall, sef Elim, yn cael gweinidog newydd yn mberson y Parch. James Jones, Ffaldybrenin, Sir Aberteifi. A y raill o Aberdar i Aberteifi, a daw y llail o Aberteifi. i Aberdar. Yr oedd y Sal diweddaf yn "Grand field day" Annibynia mewn cylchoedd lleol. Cynhaliwyd cyrddau mawr mewn pedair o egl-vyei, o leiaf, eef Horeb, Llwydcoed; Elim, Cwmdar; Siloh, Tre- cynon; a Bethesda, Abernant.
Siloh, Trecynon. PREGETH GAN MISS ROSIA DAVIES. Prydnawn dydd Sal diweddaf yr oedd addcldy Siloh, Trecynon, yn llawn hyd at y drysau. Daeth y dorf yn nghyd i glywed Miss Rosina Davies, o Dreher- bert, yr hon sydd wedi bod yn anerch tyrfaoedd o'r pwlpud am tuag ugain mlynedd bellach, a r hon unwaitb a ad- nabyddid drwy Gymru fel "Yr Efengyles." "Beth yw hyny i ti? Can- lyn di. fyfi," ydoedd testyn Miss Davies. Dywedodd mai peth hawdd ydoedd eiarad crefydd, ond nid mor hawdd yd- oedd ei byw. Peth hawdd ydoedd bod yn grefyddol ar adeg diwygiad gwresog, ond nid mor rwydd ydoed,! bod felly pan fyddai y gyfeillach yo oer a dibrofiad. Hawdd ydoedd sefyll dros lean gartref yn Aberdar, ond sut yr oeddym yn ym- ddwyn pan oddicartref ar ein gwyliku ? Mebhodd crefydd Pedr ddal ei thir yn nghanol y dorf o ddieithriaid. Cyfeir- iodd Mies Davies at yr oes hon fel oes y cwestiynau. Na ddyweder, meddai, fod dyn yn anghredadyn am ei fod yn gofyn cwestiynau. Arwydd ydoedd ei fod yn ymofyn goleuni, er fod ambell un, mae yn wir, wrth ofyn cwestiwn, yn tvnu'r lleni i lawr i gadw y goleuni allan. Anogai y foneddiges ei gwrandawyr i gyfranu yn ol eu hamgylchiadau. Nid haelioni crefyddol ydoedd rhoddi gini at achos crefydd a gadael y siop heb ei thalu. Ni ddylid rhoddi at achos cref- ydd ar draul colledu cyd-ddyn. "Dilyn fi" meddai Crist yn y testyn. Dylem ddilyn Crist mewn gweithgarweh. Pwy ydoedd Mullers, Barnardos, a Booths y byd? Dynion yn dilyn Crist, er fod Blatchford ac ereill drwy y wasg yn dweyd y gellir olrhain y gwaith da hwn i ereill. Iesu eedd y gweithiwr mwyaf a welodd y byd erioed. Edrychid i fyny at y gweithiwr heddyw. Taerai rhai dynion eu bod yn barod i fyned at y stanc i farw dros Grist, ac eto nid oedd- ynt yn foddlon rhoddi i fyny lasiad o gwrw er ei fwyn. Wrth grybwyll am ryddid crefyddol, dywedodd Miss Davies fod cynulleidfa Siloh a chynulleidfaoedd ereill heddyw yn yfed melusder rhyddid crefyddol a gostiodd chwerwdor i'r tadau. Cafwyd pregethau grymus yn yi oil c'r cyrddau ddydd Sul a dydd Llun. Lly- wyddid gan y Parch. J. Sulgwyn Davies, gweinidog parchus yr eglwys. Nodion.
The Trecynon Unsec- tarian Bible Class. Nothing is more characteristic of the intellectual temper of our age than its emphasis on the need, in all our studies, of a return to the sources. There is a marked and longing desire to get at the ground root and origin of all branches of knowledge, and we must gladly confess that it is a healthy sign in the life and growth of all departments of learning. The study of religion, including the most sacred literature of the past, even our Bible itself, can claim no exemption from this law, and as regards the results of this fervid intellectual yearning, there is no need whatever to be timid. Our nation has been content to study the Bible as a special and direct revelation and verbal inspiration—from on high- without considering that both could only be gradual and progressive, and embod- ied within the history and the life of those pious people of the long past ages which the Bible records. Criticism re- cently has become a great power in con- vincing our age as regard the conditions and the means of producing the greatest results from Biblical studies. No credit can possibly be attached to the most able theologian of the day if he thinks he can ignore the historical settings and the literary aspects of Biblical Texts on which he bases the structure of bis ser- mons. We refer to the readers of Dr. j Garve's book the logic of this statement. This is why so many Biblical stories have failed to appeal to the modern mind. Our scientific mode of thinking to-day will not duly regard and interpret facts of nature, life and experience pertain- ing to any past age. The conception that all nations at all ages should be compelled to think and interpret all things in the same way and through the mediums of the same terms is absurd. If the facts of history are attainable they are so by intellectual process, viz., all history requires historical method for its investigation. Religious experience is no proof of the certainty of historical events with regard to their details, etc. A man can be very pious in his thought?, and very religious in his experience, and so forth, but very ignorant concerning the origin and the details of the life of Christ. Religious experiences in all their variations are not the means of making religious historians and theologi- cal thinkers-otherwise babes in Christ would be all Cheynes, Drivers, and Fair- bairns, or Augustines, Luthers, Calvins, and Wesleys. By other facilities than religious experiences we are to approach and to know the history of the. pa-t; and although all religious history, in- cluding the Old and the New Testaments, is the outcome of religious experienoo"- history must bo regarded as history if the main purpose is to convince and to reconcile the thoughts of intelligent men with the religion of to-day. No other means or efforts will accomplish it. We are glad to think that signs of this deep thought and feeling in the theolo- gical and religious spheres are to be seen amongst so many irreligious young men and non-churcih-goers. This is a great opportunity to the church, and there has been no period yet in the whole history of the Church that is more in need of leaders in the intellectual and spiritual sense. To ignore the intellectual and moral difficulties of our young men to- day i, sheer cruelty. What we all have to do in the present transition is to culti- vate a broader spirit towards and cherish a deeper sympathy with those who differ from us in their views, and prevent our differences of opinions to develop into preiudicas and prosecutions. The above Bible Class has been very fortunate in securing the service of the capable and enlightened philosopher and Christian Pastor of the Tabernacle (Congregational), the Rev. J. M Jones, M.A., who, we know, will render a great and necessary service. We wish to kindle similar desires to establish Bible Classes in other localities, so that true light respecting the Bible should grow and spread T.W., Secretary.
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Aberaman Public Hall. The following donations havft been received, since the last acknowledgment in the press, towards the Building Fund of the above: — I £ s. d. Cwmbach Co-operative Society. 25 0 0 1 J. Howell, Esq., Greenhill. 12 10 0 No. 9 Colliery Workmen. 5 0 0 T Roderick, Esq, architect. 21 0 0 T. Rees, Esq., Broad Oak 1 t 0 W. R. Powell, Esq., Cardiff-road 0 10 6 E. L. Davies, Eisq., T.V.R. Coal- yard 110
A Street Incident. BY MR. JOHN DAVIES, ABERAMAN. One evening last week, when passing under the shadow of the U Mardy high wall, I came across two young girls of about 12. They were leaning against the wall near the entrance to the T.V.R. line, taking a rest, it seemed, to ease the weight of the rather big parcel which each one carried. One of them was shed- ding bitter tears. My curiosity was aroused, and I asked what could be the n'atter? After a great effort the answer came in broken words: "She-e-e is say- ay-ing tha-at my mother ou-ought to-oo buy me-ee better clothes." The agon- izing tone and attitude of the girl was very pathetic. The other girl qu. ckly tried to make some explanation in an apologising way. "Oh! my dears," 1 ventured to remark, "it is a pity that you should quarrel on the road. And you," I said, looking towards the offend- ing one, "should not say anything to her about her clothes, because she can't help it." I had to hurry away, being unable to stay longer. The incident has lingered in the mind and started a train of thoughts on the sensitiveness of the child temperament. Here were two girJs, one appearing to be a little better clothed than the other. Some disagree- ment had occurred, and the better dressed one twitted the other on the shabbiness of her clothes. Perhaps, if they had been free of their bundles, the matter would have developed in another way, terminating in womanlike hair-pulling. Having no place but the road, they held the parcels, and loosed their tongues, with the result that one was stung to the quick. I dare say that this poor girl could have suffered the less of a curl of her hair with less pain than she suffered the stinging remarks of her girl friend concerning her mother and the clothing. Children's sensitiveness in this direction is greatly under-rated by parents and teachers. Who can fathom the depth of misery and humiliation. of the boy who sees his father reeling homewards drunk and incapable, or what is worse, seeing the mother drunk and brawling in the street. The visit of a bailiff to a house may seem a trivial matter to the passer-by, but when the bov in that hnnsp comes home with about half a dozen school-fellows, and sees these strangers taking out the table on which he has al- ways eaten food, what does he tiling Oh! what shame! He can't play with the same heartiness as before. He is in constant fear that his playmates will taunt him with the sneering remark that the H bums" had been in his house. It may be also that there is a nice little girl neighbour with whom he is very friendly, and to think that she has seen I the U bums" taking away the furniture from his mother, oh! it is galling. The girls again, in these circumstances, suffer more than the boys. The parents complain now and again that the teach- ers are torturing the children by ridicul- ing them in the presence of the classes. I should be sorry to see any teacher using such a weapon. Nothing rouses the ire of a child more than to call him by a nick-name, or to mention anything dis- lespectful of his parents. Let the par- ents be ever so bad, the child who hears anyone speaking kindly and respectfully to and of his father or mother will give you his smile and his heart when you meet him on the road.
BORWICK'S Ss POWDER
"That Railway Bell." LORD CLAUDE HAMILTON'S MUSINGS. It tolls the knell of parting day, With eight hours work for ten hours pay; Its sounds are lie the chimes of h-, That cursed curfew Labour Bell. It rails at rules, it rules our rail., To draw the line it never fails, I hate itsi horrid battle yell, That railway Bell, that railway Bell. It spoils our hands, and hands aur epoiW To him who neither spine nor toilk Who leads a lazy crowd to yell For bitter strife—that Railway Bell Its hollow ring, ah! how it rends My heart, my purse, my dividends, Better the stillness of a cell Than music murdered by this Bell. That brazen Bell, ah! when it rings I wring my hands and say hard things My golde'i hopes—it sounds their knell, That gloomy, deadly railway Bell. Hung up in yon Trade Union's tower It strikes so hard, such is its power, 'Tis not enough to hang this Bell, Its tongue must be cut off as well. This noisy Bell, its mouth, no doubt, The thousand years of peace rings out, Rings in the thousand vears of strife— Of strife and strikes—war to the knife.