Ar Ben y Fen tail. [GAN DAFI'R GWAS.] Diolch. i'r Gwas Bach am ofalu am v entan, coiiaf am dano yn gal-edig dydd adwrn "barlys Bydd cliwccli modfedd sgwar o yingsr bread yn dal rliagorol iddo. ododd gwrych y gw( leh am fy mod yn ei Igofio o'i gamsyniadan, a danododd ryw viey-moon i mi AVel, y gwiv am dani, nid c;1 w yn rhy hwyr i'r u;i hen lane i gael moon 'r fath os cvryd awydd arno am hyny Y iijac Ilawer o ddysgwyl am YVyl iregethu Elim, Caerfyrddln. Bydd yr nwog Barch J. Rees, Cwnillynfell, YllO y ul nesaf yn pregelhu dair gwaith; ac yu arlithio nos LUll ar Adonibezec a'i Jed war Bys Bawd y Maer ya y gadair. Tchydig yng Nghyumi sydd yn u weh na Mr lees fel pregethwr yr AVyl Flynyddol, ac yn nwedig fol darlithiwr. Ser dysglaer yn ffurfafen yr doedd Goronwy Owen, Ieuan Brydydd Hir leu.), a Nicander, ond eydnabyddiaeth wael jawsant gan yr Hen lam. Y mao darllen lanes y dewrion athrylithgar hyn yn eglur Idangos mai uid teilyngdod fu yn safon lyrcliafiad yn y dyddiau gynt. Llongyfarehiadau gwiosocaf Pen y Pentan or Union-street ar ei buddugoliaeth yn ileol y Dwr. Eweh rhagoch, fttddugoltaelh- .vyr, i gyd, ond na ddigaloned y rhai goliodd. Dafydd Jones, a drowyd allan o Eglwys Llandyssdlo (rhsvng Penlro a Cacrfyrddm), 1 0 -,ol tu yn olynydd i Stephen Hughes, "Apos:ol 11 Sir Ga°rfyr klin." Cylioeddodd Dafydd Jones argrafnad o 10,000 o'r Beibl wedi n marw Stephen Hughes. •He Beibl Peter Williams yw y eyntaf yn yr iaitli Gymraeg i gymvys sylwadau ar bob Z, pennod a ehafodd gylehrediad helaeth. Oafodd Peter Williams ran helaeth o orledi- -,aethaii crefyddwyr ac hefyd elynionerefydd, )nddaei.hyndroaufyd. v Ca' gofgolofn c,Y iir. it Cyliocddwyd yr englyn hwi; o waith Dewi ardd yn y flwydilyn 1777 :— Niwerth ddyn p:) dferth un pryd-y Nefosdd Er nwyf ne Ifienctid Si,)tred;v, tc-iitlivg yw'r byO,, A'i fen-dd ni sai funud." )a;Hh y ncwydd i'r Pentan fod y myfyri \\r yd, a'r pregethwr galluog, Mr Emrys 'rd wedi cael galwacl daer ac unfrydol o ygraig a Rama. Mawr hydera yr ysi mai eadarnhaol fydd yr ateb. Fel gonest, dewr, a didderbynwyneb fel riad pur, ac fel pregethwr cymeradwy, awdd i'r un oglwys i gael gwell Mr Llwyddiant, frawd fivldiweddar rhoddwyd hen gymmeriad ,i cdiol ac anwyl yn ei fedd yn America. ■]U} ocdd Jonah Jones, ac enedigol o ->sul, Aberteili. Creda y Cyufelyu r '«J. in ei fod yn deilwng o'r englyn hwn J ..fjog ei fedd o vn hael Jonah Jones anwvlir,—a r'nin y glaer ces glodfoiir w Jy t bo nenh a gwerth mevii gwir, õd ( tyfiawn eiiw gofir." 0' ill. /rl Y 1 v pob eisteddfod yn llwyddiant mewn av ac arian. Clywsom fod un o'r Ii ^r* ^^Jiwyd yn Aberteifi a'r gylch yr i 1 f lWectdaf v.-edi gorfod gofynam gymorth (j11!1; e.r 8JrJn«id y baich d3*led o'r ffordd. ia«T UIr f'a. y ddarlith yn rhyw drugarog « Trrthyat ihefyd. b*i mewn arwyddion, bydd eisteddfod ardderchog yn Castell- newydd-Emlyn cyn diweddd yr haf. Dyma englyn Trebor Dulas i Ieuan ii ardd:— Meddyg difeth n phregeth wr-lIemf Llonwedd, bardd, gwladgarwr Ya athraw iach, a throchwr Hwyliog iawr, wele y gvvr. # Yu ol un brawd o'r Groeswen, ni argraff- W o'r blaen yr en^lvn canlynol o eiddo OUedfrj-n Wedi i niwi IIwyd anelwig-ledu Dros y wlad Brydcinig, Ami y bydd rhyw dywydd dig Yn dylyn y Nadolig. ti Cyfansoddodd rhyw fardd englyn Lladin 1 Q-ronwy Owen," ac er mwyn v rhai sydd yn ll°ff o Latin Com p., dyma fo — Gronovius benus Anax-Clerum- Clarus est et sagax Cupio sit magis capas — Splendescat et fiat fax." Ond er mwyn y Cymro uniaith, rboddodd rYw Samaritan barddol ef yu y Gymraeg :— Mab ovyeti, pen Ilea a'n llyw—Goronwy," Gwr enwog, call ydyw Cynnyddcd, er daed yw, Gwawried yu oleu gwiw-ryw." Dywedir fod ambell i ddyn (?) yn codi i sylw am ei fod yn "Cynffona" i ddynion niawr Gwna Cyntfona y tro yn absen- °ldeb talent, ac ua o'r cyfrvw oedd mewn S°l\vg gan y bardd pryd y canodd mor darawiadol "Cenaw yr hen-amcanlon,-yw y gwr A garia y gynfFon, Ddaearai cgwyddorion, Os ceid tal am ysgwyJ hon ? +. ■Y jff Dyma englyn tIn. gan ryw fardd i'r Oeiliog" C, Yn deyrn y buarth, 'der)n bywiog,-baleb, 113nod bprt yw'r ceiling Gwr yr iar, un gUill.r gog O'i wely am gan hwyliog." Dyma un arall i Eiliad ":— Mesur bach o amser byw-y w Eiliad, Gwna hwylo ein heddyw Clyw ei sain yn y gloch syw, Toe ocdyn, tic tic ydyw." Hefyd dyma bennill amserol :— Fe ddaw gwyrddlesni eto I witgo bro a bryn, Daw'r adar man i ganu, A'r gwanwyn gyda hyn Bydd anian dies yn gwenu, A'r ffrwd yn canu cerdd, A'r hlodau blydd yn chwerthin Ar fynwes daear werdd." $ Dyma ddwy linell eto o waith Dafydd ab Gwilyin yn bendant brofi hen bwnc :— Saith gywydl i Forfydd fain, Seth hoywgorff a saith ugain." Canodd Dewi Wyn yr englyn sarug hwn pan yn 12 oed Die Morus fradus di fri—ben chwanen I Yn ehnenych drygioni Y gwar cam. ar garau ci, Y grigwd, fe haejdai grogi." :\< Amryw lytbyron a nodion yn dysgwyl eu tro, ond gan fod y dyddiau hyn yn ddyddiau o hau. rliaid eu gadael hyd y tro nesaf. Os bydd gan gyfeillion lien rvwbeth y caronfc alw sylw ato yn y golofn hon, bydded y cyfryw mor garedig ag anfon i'r ewyddfa fel liyn — Dafi'r Gwas, f Reporter Office, Carmarthen.
Bankyfeliu Notes, We generally find that every village, city, or oountry, can boast of some celebrated person destined to reign in their midst and become the nucleus—or, as it were, the centre of attraction-n man who hf.s become famous for his noble deeds- deeds which Lave obtained for him wide-spread popularity-a man renowned for his praiseworthy actions, the idtas of which couia have originated in an intellect of a transcendent order— a venerable and noble being who is worshipped IHd glorified. Look at the email elowly-dimiLishiiig town of Carmarthen—dimiu'shing, despite the fact that a few fashionable, u:j.-er-fen, Westboume Park mantiona have been lately biiilt there, which would have been of far more service hud they been cut down to a quarter their s;z-3 as houses for the working class—building's which the to.vn h very t-hoi'L </—how proud tLe townspeople are of their honourable Mayor When did a gentleman of such philanthropic qualities, of such a genial dis- position, occupy that civic chair before ? See how he soeks to redress the giiavances of the humble anal meek as well as the rich Carmarthen can be prou i of their Mayor, and we here, in the rapidly- increasirsg and flourishing- neighbourhood of BaT,kyf can take off our hats and bow with veneration and respect to a genius who is our guiding star 1" Ladies and gentlemcn, we refer to our wor:by Mayor To say that he is a man possessed of talents of which not one in ten thousand of the present generation can boast, is but giving you a faint notion of his transcendent j abilities I He will meet yoa in the morning with a genial smile suffusing his i/ion'iiif/ countenance wish one hand he will hold the report of a parliamentary debate—with the other he will button-hole you, and demonstrate to you with all the logicality of Isaac Watt?, the inconsistency of some of the hon. mem berd' utterances- their foibles—the illogicality of their sentences—their ridicaloua twnddle-in a word he is an astute and clever critic, and his criticism, like the east wind, cuts deep and keen." If your curiosity prompts you to -isk hitn on a line night, when the stars are t»inkling —when the sky is clear—" What is that while path I see over the sky ?" he would at once invite you to step into his fit mansion; fromhia waistcoat pocket ho would draw a black »tuajp of a clay pipe, and for two eolni hours hold you entranced and spell-bound with his facts and explanations of the 1-uvs of the universe." The two-yard sermon that was last preached in chapel he will cut up into square inches., from which he would pick tho best points—the gist, and give it you in a nutshell! If you say you believe in teetotalism, he will at once pounce upon you. and with the persuasive eloquence of Demosthenes he will thoroughly convince you on the spot that there is nothing like a brandy and soda, all occasional bottle of Buss s, or a sleever of Allsopp's for sustaining you in a cheerful state of spirits and to keep your eyes in an optimistic direction, although, es he admits from 1115 own experiences, there is a possibility of bringing your eyes into a brick-wall direction. If you will just nod your head emphatically and tell him that you think Professor Rdntgen's new photographic process a piece of rot and humbug, he will at once explain to you in an oration, devoid of technicalities, the intricacy of the ne-v process by which a man's kidney can be seen (his inside kidney yer know) and he wili even suggest to you the chemical which Tom EJisou has discovered out of 1,800 sorts, by which the Hontgcn shade »vs can be seen with the naked eye—when yer sober. Ask our Mayor how it is a man's beard grows faster in summer than in winter he'll tell you iu a crack and will launch out chaíJtcrs on the anatomical structure of the body, and the different organs and their duties. He would make yer gasp to hear him impart his store of knowledgs of electricity—what is meant by positive and negative currents rattle off to you all known batteries—conductors and non-con- ductora- at his finger ends. Diawch erioed Why, our Mayor, my friends, is a regular perambulating encyclopaedia 1 lIt.'Il rel-,it-o to you all the murders and" murderers that have ever existed—from the time that Cain gave his brudder Abel ta-ra-ra-boom- de-ay down to Charles Peace, Deeming, and the Armenian atrocities. But, ladies and gentlemen, it is for those Rider Hnggard-stretches of imagina- tion and exuberance and brilliancy of ide'is our Mayor is pre-eminently noted Now, he has a nry good opinion of ths three B enkytelm Parish '"õ1 í.- t.1_ (Jounculors wno live In our vr.iage. He ueuevu* them to be men of experience, energy, determina- tion-of expansive minds. He eays there is nothing bigoted ab .ut their opinions or creed. The eyes of our Mayor are always in the horizon and he already predicts a scorching summer, in consequence of which the following idea has emanated from his fertile brain two of our Councillors; he says, are men, who, for years past, bne made their mark I in the world with brick and mortar, and our Mayor inoii. <;|-e to know whether these-, bricks and tog-ether, nnidif4nuo tiirw^Vo/y i And as he is such an authority on ull kinds of stouts and ales, he would, he says, fcr a mere trifle and for the benefit of the place (the place where so many of these ales go) undertake the brewing or the management At the next meeting of the Bankyfelin Triumvirate we are informed in sonorous nasal tones by his Worship that the matter will be brought on to the tapis for deliberation. --0- Some peopIA in this neighbourhood don't appear to take a joke ia the proper spirit at all; naturally this sort of bluutness and perversity has a tendency to make us feel tipyn bach yn grack Now, some means one or two, not all there are good-natured people in the locality, and there are a few who are not good-natured—the crusty sort you know—who are always ready to sniff, snort, and grind their teeth is.stead of flopping into an arm chair and digesting their last meal with a good shaking, roaring laugh. There is an aphorism What the eye sees it brings with it." If a person snarls and prowls like a discordant trumpet on account of a par, which he or she may have taken in her own way—the fault is not so much in the note, as in nasty, ill-raturcd lemon, juice disposition of the person who sees evil in all things—good in none." As a illustration of what we have just said we would cite the case of a few young "ladies" who have been plastering with the savagenees of a cockle-woman, a certain person in connection with some pars which appeired a few weeks ago. Be car,ful, Bridie those tongues There's a limit to ail things, if not, it can be easily put! A person dispoecd to slander, or rhedeg iiyit lawr, is by no means respectable or honourable but it is the rather entitled !o a back-scat a long way down in the other direction be the person slandering worth a penny or worth a thousand yellow boyg, it can be taken for grant.ed that while you are complaining about so and so, if the person spoken to agrees with you on every point and lires away at the person compl-tined-the one who finds so little trouble in "liring away is the very one to find very litsle difficulty in I- firing away at you after you ha = e departed. Respectability consists Dot iu wealth but in virtue virtue, we think, in a few years htnee will only be found within the pages of a dictionary. At the Eale lsjt Mondiy afternoon stood a portly, heavy, corpulent man with a portentous head on a square invincible pair ot shoulders he stoed there -his head dropped towards the ground by the tremendous weight of its contents, and his philosophic fYd was concentrated on the springing blades of gras. Suddenly something seemed to strike him a la tête and he made his way ddiberately towards a young inaii of gentleman- like appearance and an intellectually stamped countenance. Naw'r," he esid, in an insinuating voice, its he gently introduced his fore-finger into that region of the young man's corpus-just where his supper ought to ba —" chwi sy'n yjgrifenu'r "Bankyfelin Notes?" Then he paused to take breath, and watched the features of the academic gentleman who stoutly denied the charge Well," said the double-sized individual, "mae v notes yn adgyfodiad o'r lleporter Ar Ben y" Pentan ? insinuated n gentleman, who could not avoid doing a little eaves-dropping, 0 liage, nage, yr oeddwn yn ddweyd wrtho fe na bod "DaB'rGwas" ar "Bankyfelin Notes" wedi adgyfodi'r lleporter." Quite so said his friend, as he conducted him towards the aqua-fortis stall. The sale at Castellywaun farm last Monday passed off in a satisfactory manner. The live stock and farming implements realized a good price and the land, taking into consideration that it is only to be let until next September, realized a moderate figure. Naturally, there was not much crop for disposal, but the quantity remaining was disposed of at good prices. A few horses were gold, and, judging from their condition and the money for which they were knocked down, we should say that the Auctioneer made a rattling good stroke Here's a note which has been deferred for a fortnight. A rather peculiar affair happenad on the Llangunnock road shortly after eight on a recent evening. The shades of night had fallen— all was dark. The ratiiing of wheels was heard, and presently a cart came jogging along, the occupants being a middle-aged woman and a lump of fieeh and bone—a lad. The hoise had evidently been suffering from thirst, as he turned into a pond on the left-hand side of the road to quench it. The horse had had its fill and commenced its way. But dy,i a'r j oke I Somehow or other the pill h- nown as the standard pin-which connects the body of the cart and the shafts had become loose, and with the slight jerk caused by the turning of the horse, the body of the curt collapsed and down went the buly" and the lad into the middle of a nice, sloppy, eluicy ditch I Diawch eriod wclais i fath mess ar fenyw eriod yr oedd yn mud o'i phen i'w thraed ac yn wlyb trwyddi I Peidiwch ch'i a yfed gormod o'r te cryf yna, da mereh fach i Gcfalweh gadw y supplement o'r Reporter yn I safe erbyn ela,iaf yn ol!" Such was the command which issued forth in stentorian tones out of Choker's mouth' en Mondiy morning, as he grappled the five fingers of his landlady and impressed upon them a gentle Equeeza expressive of his lod^ei-like affection, and sallied forth majestically, bound for Paradise, fioin which he will be translated, after ft brief period, into another climate. -1)- Heru's an incident which we omitted last week. A young fellow was aseending the stairoatc of the St Clears enteddfod eagerly aud rapidly, auJ having got to the top he WfcS unable to spe the "fun "down in the lower regions on ir.g to the small, skinny pair of legs upon which his oagk- egg-shell of a carcase was fixed. aaG_ being a bit of cn^aerobat, you know, he sprang with the agility of a young squirrel on to the shoulders of three fellows who sat in frost. Bui in his excitement he jumped too high, and his 6 cocoa-nut came into violent contact with a beautiful lamp suspended from the bem. Like a cork from a pop-bottle out went Lhe beautiful lamp, and down over half-a- dozen heads, from the mouths of which came some terriiic blood-curdling Wh,Ù: To the ground the lamp dashed, and to pieces it was smashed. But the excitement and tumult subsided when the Chairman mildly explained that it was not the fault of the bachgcn," but-th3 lamp Reports like a hnndred cannon—alarming and terri bla !reverbemted thro' the glen on Tuesday morning the windows clattereel 1 the very ground quaked the very oak trees were trembling Is it an earthquake ?" said a quivering terrified mortal with an up-turned snout, na he c'ung with a giip of iron to a telegraph post with a ghastly pallor in hie The crows who create such a horrid din Ly their monotonous cawing became scared and silent Everything seemed awe-stricken The silence wai dead and oppressive 1 The heavens were dark and gloomy It was awful 1 People ran hero and there in terror—and in shivering trenU ling voices asked, What's the matter ?" It seemed as if NEMESIS had swooped upon the neighbourhood "Lh all the wild, fierce, terrible fuiy of her voi-igeance I By the afternoon's post wo received a post-card from the Governor of Hades. It ran thus Greetings to Aquilte from Hades — Thou must surely know that this day the evil demoniacal spirits which have hovered over thy neighbourhood- the evil genii of the Chokies- are this day. by the commanel of Her Awful Majesty Nemesis, blown into the phlegethou- whence they will be onward swept in a torrent of fire and biiiustone into the furied of the infernal regions! In peace, BEELZEBUB, AQUlLÆ.
o I Chokcy a'i Denlu. At Olgggdd y Carmarthen Weekly Beporter. MU. GOL,—L'awero emvogion sydd wedi codi o oca i oes yn hen bentref bychan llankyfelin- dynion oedd yn ineodu ar gyuiiueriad dysglaer, dynion oedd yn meddwl yn fawr am cu cyi'eillion. a dynion nad eeidynt yn gwrando ar gymhelliadau taei rhyw penbwlod o ddynion i ddefn.vddio eu talentau at y gwaith eehiydus o niweiclio cymmeiiadau pobl ejci'J. Yr oedd y dynion hyn yn inoddu ar galonau. a'r rhai hynny yn oilawn o goiiad pur at eu eyfeilHon ac at eu cydweithwyr. Dyni;u didderbyn wyr.eb, heb cldichell ac heb dwyll. Yr Olthl yn hawdd adnabod wrth wyneh- pryd y gwrouiaid hyn fed rhinwedd a daioni yn cydfyn'd a'u dywedisdau, a'u gweithvediadau nefyd. Y nne un person yn Bankyfelin yn hrescnnol hwnw, y w Otiokey." Yrwyf yn diolch nai yn ardjd anwyl Bankyfelin y ganwjd nac y mag-vyd hwn. 0 mor wahanol ydyw y person hwn at y personau uchod. Nid oes rhinwedd o fewn ei galea. Gallem fedd wl with ei yegritcniadau mai urig a mean ei fodolaeth ydywsathru cymirctnd iu eieul elan drnEd. ze rnae y cymmeriddau hynny yn eiddo perwnall n d ydyw ef ¡Ia 1 deulu Chokeyaidd yn deiiwng i ddattod carai. d cgictiau, Nid orseisim oad edrych ar wynebpryd Chokey tieu 1, Chokey's Chum cyn cael allan fod yna arwydd lied eglur o dwyll ae anfeesgarweh. Y raae yn dda iawn genyf glywcd foel" Chokey neu Chokey's Chum" (oblegid yr wyf o'r un farn a chwi, Mr Gol, mai yr un ydyw y ddau) yn cyfad ief eu bod yn dulu, neu y personau gyda pha rai y mae yn avos, byddai hyny ycliydig yn hry (glur. Un o'r Teulu," reu y personal hyn ydyw Defender of Religion," 12 yn wir, dyna Defendet ci,ie ? "Defender of Religion" yn ysgrifenu pethau yn rhy warthu8 i bapur hanesyddol eu cyhoeddi. 0 'f fa h ragrithiwr. Cofiecl hwn am y g-iviau glywaiset vn dywedyd, Mai eymmeiiad" dyn sydd yn gac el I fwyaf o argraff ar y byd." 0, frawd (es ydwyt y" deihvng dy alw yn fra^'d^ svvblj^oa oes cyineii.- ir egwyddcrion aaj yn rhaid mai breueliwydia hyny wuest. Yr: dwyf wedi darllen y (Llr.u lythyr cyhoeddedi rn y Reporter yr" --thNjS ddiweddaf dm yr en-au Ctrokey's "Chutn," a Canolwr." Gwell fyddai gaeliel y Chum a'r Canolwr allan, oblegid yr yd wyf yn credu fod delw yr adyn Chohcg wedi ei stampio yn ddigon eglur arnvnt. Nid wyf ryw lawer 0 fardd ty hunan, nac am ddangos fy hun yn dipya o (ardd chwaith. Ond mae genyf ddigon o svnwyr cyffredin i vvyboel y gwahaniaeth rhwng barddoniasth a rhyw baldorddaoh undonOf;, disynwyr, fel yn eiddo "Chokey." A glywodd neb erioed ain grachenlipa rhod bytegd. Yn wir, Mr Gol, rhof ddau svvllt o wobr am gyfeithiad o'r frawddtg yiii oblegid yr wyf ar derfynu gwnouthur gdriadur nt wydd, ac am fe d y geiriau uchod yn hoUol ddLinr i mi, credaf y byddant yn addurno lipyn cr ei gynnwys. Yr ydwyt yn son fed dy enw ya myth. Yn wir, credaf mai myth ydwyt n a dy farddoniaeth oblegid nid oes fawr o syiwcdi yn yr oil o honvnt. Os yJwyt yn crcdu nad oes neb yn gvvybcel pwy ydwyt, nid oes eisieu i ti ond myned i lawr tua't square, a gelli glywed dy enw ya cad ei barabll1 gydVr pentrefwyr cent, per cent. Yr ydwyt yn son fed cadwynau thyddid wedi »>yrttiio'n sarn i'r llawr. Tybed ai y ca,d,i,% nau li) i-iy ocdd yn dy ddal fel un parchus yu y pentref sydd wedi syrthio, rca y cadwynau cari1d, cyiaill at gyfUIIJ, bydd wtdi myned i'r !Jawr? Yroi.d!wn wedi dyfod i'r pendc-rlyniad wrth ddarllen un o dy bendiltion 03 ymresyuau'a fwy Û. synwyr, Cofia ddiwedd erchyll Cain Paid a mwrdro dy gyfeillion, &c. mai ysgrifenu am danat dy hun ocdiit. Nid wyf yn meddwl llai nad rhyw fath o soliloquy cedd. Y n y penill olaf o'r Canolwr," yr y d wyt yn son dy tod yn un o'r gorlan. Y mae hyny yn dangos yn eglur nad ydyw llyfr y lLyfrau yn cael fawr sylw genyc pe buasai i ti droi tudaleaau hwnw vn fwy mynych, yn I!e myned o dy i dy ar ol lw ff a chlap, delet i'r penderfyniad mai defaid diniwed eydd yno ac nid bleiddiaid. Yr oedd Agricola ac Acquile yn saethu tu faea i'r gorlan, druain, oblegid tu faes y dylai fed efe a'i deulu. Ond v mae ef Mr Lord yn ceisio twyllo dynion ei fod yn un o'r gorlan. Os ydwyt yn y gorlan, ni ddaethost erioed trwy r drws ond gwaeth nag hyny, y mae genyt ddigon o wyneb i vvthio dy ffordd i fewn trwy ryw ffordd anghyfreithlawn. N,d oes amaer i mi gyffwrdd a'r holl benmllr.n y tro hwn. Dywedaf wrth derfynu y byodi yn well o lawer i "Chokey a'i deulu rdrych yn nes gartref o lawer (cyn daw yr amser iddo feel yn berchen teulu gwirioneddol iddo ef ei hun). Nis gall pobl sydd yn byw mewn tai gwydr dahu Ceng at nsb. Y mae yn anhawdd iawn peidio cyhoeddi eu hen wau mewn bold type, ond gan fod golwg ftwr genyf ar hen ardal a phentref bychan Bankyfelin, attahaf y tro hwn. Bydelai cvhoeddi enwau djiuon mor ddieg wyddor a'r i hai'n vn ddim ond elwyn gwaith ar y pentref a'r ardal 011: Ydwyf, Mr Gol, VEUUAS.
-«*— Lljthyron Oliokey and Co. At Olgggdd y Carmarthen Weekly Reporter. Ma. GOI,Ar ol darllen y ddau lythyr oddiwrth Chokey's Chum" a Canolwr," vr oeddwn yn teirnlo fy hun yn rhyfecld gymmysghd. Yr osdd rhywbeth yn debyg i r teimlad a feddienem pan oedd fy mamgu yn adroddj ar nosweithiau oer a thywyll y gauaf, jstoriau atn bwcioet, i(ysprydion drwg," canwyllau cyiff," a chwii bendith y maman," &e. Yroedd rhyw deimlad cuius iawn wedi fy meddianu. Ar rai prydiau safai fy ngwallt yn syth ar fy mhOl, yna codwn ar fy nhraed gan edrych yn wyllt oddiamgylch pa le i redeg. Cymmerais ddraehtiad da 0 ddwfr a theimlais ycliydig yn well. Yna eisteddais i Jawr i dreio rhoddi rheswm dros y fath deiwladau dychrynllyd. Dadleuwn ynof fy hun ai bweied neu ryw- bet'n cyffelyb oeid Chokey's Chum a'r Canolwr yma. Galwai un o honynt ei hun yn myth. Mae yn rhaid eu bod yn m, dlu ar rhyw syniadiu ofergoelusneu ni fuasent byth yn j-sgrifenu y filth lythjmn bradychlycl. Yna meeldyliem nad rhyfedd fy mhob yn dychrynu am fod y fath gyramcriadau i'w cael ar ddiwedd v hedwerydd gaiirit ar bymtheg. Pe byddai y fath frad wedi cymmeryd lie yn amser tywyll y Canol Ocsoedd," neu gan rai 0 drigolion tywyll Affrica, ni fuaswn yn rhyfeeldu. Ond yn Nghymru mae hwn weeli cymmeryd lie, a chan un sydd yn awr yn byw yn Bankyfelin. Mae dafad ddu ym tnhob gorlan, a hawdd yw adnubod hwn. Ar ol i mi gymmeryd swper yr oeddwn yn methu peidio meddwl am Chokey's Chum a'i gyfeillion. Mediyliem pa fodd medrc-nt ddangos eu gwyneban ar ol sathru, clvvyfo, a bradychu eu cyfeillion mor Yr oeddwn yn meddwl 11a fyddai Chokey's Clitim ar ol gwybod pwy oedel, yn cadw ym miaen i ysgrifenu i'r Heportev. Ond hweh i'r domcn a'i- ci draehefn at ei cawj-Jiad felly yntfeu Ar ol meddwl fel hyn ae fel arall nes i'r hen gloc wyth diwrnod daro tri-ar ddeg, mcd iyiiaia mai goreu a fyddai i mi fyr.ed i orphwya, tr tawt-lu ychydig o fy mcrldyliau dychrynedig. Cyn hir cysgaia, no yn fy nghvisg breudwydus rhywbeth fel hyn :-Meddyliwn fod "Chokey" yn caru "a pretty laas," a'i fod ar fwriad priodi. Meddyliwn ei fod yn garwr cyson, a bod ganddo lawer o ffordd i fynsd. YrcedJyn myned trwy dywydd garw fel y teg, a'r ymddangosiadau ailinol yn bobpeth ddisgwylid oddiwrth un a fwriadai yn fuan gymmerycl iddo ei hun wraig. Meddyliwn wed'yn fy mod yn gweled y brisdas- ferch rhinweldol gartref gyda'i mam. Yr oedd yn llawn i-red,lylittu hapus a gobeithiol iawn am y dyfodol ei mam a hithau yn gwneyd paro- toiadau mawi ar gyfer yr hapus ddydd pan y byddai gwrthrych ci serch a'i gobeifnion wedi d od yn eiddo ideli. Pob awr yn gwneyd iddt deimlo yn fwy hapus, nea yr opdd wedi gwbl annghofio fod yn yr hen i-d trafferthus hwn in hslbul f) gwbl. dim ond iiav.-enydd id 11 o bob tu. Yloetld pob pellh yn ymddangos iddi yn llawu 0 brydferth wea. Yr oedd music iddi hi hyd yn nod yn swn traffic yr heolydd. chwibaniadau y gweithfeydd, murmur y mor. a chlocs ci mham. Ond yrmgodai ei sercuiadau, dyblai y prydferthweh, chwyddn ei llawenydd, fTorlitai ei theimladau pur, allamai ei chalon mewn dedwvddwch, pan feddyliai am unoedd yn byw yn mheltref bychan Benkyftlin, ni fyddii prydferth- weh mewo dim oni bai hwn Rhyfedd I Hwn oodd Chokey Meddyliwn weel'yn fy mod yn gureled Chokey ived;Ile I stop drop the curtain Ni allwch, Mr Gol., ddai dysgrifiad o hyn ym mhellich. Ymataliaf. Yna dihunais, ac wele, breuddwyd oedd. Dywedaf wrth "Chokey's Chum" a'i holl deulu am beidio meddwl nad oes neb yn eich adnabod. Ydyw, y holl bentref yn cich adnabod. Ydwyf, Sec., CLGDiioprER.
o I Cltokey. O Chokcv bach, pe-i-Jia bud mor ddwl a threio euddi) dy wanh drwy anfori y fath farddoniaeth salw a brwllt i'r Reporter. Nid ydyw y Reporter wedi cael ei wneyd er mwyn i'r fath bethau cas i trael eu dodi yiid-lo. Nid vdwyt ond rhyw gorach 0 A tliilp o falchder. Caidi bach, pryna botelaid o'r Ftwff yna mnent yn ei alw yn "Edward s llarlenr peth da rhagorol yw er mwyn gwneud y evrallt dyfu. Mae drueni gwel'd copa dy ben heb yr un gwalltyn 'arno, ac yr wyf bron credu ambell waith, wedi diirllen dy lythyrau a'th farddoniaeth yu y Reporter, fod y tipyn synwyr sydd yn dy ben wedi dianc rd'an trwy y man hwnw. Yr wyt am ddangos i ddarllenwyr y Reporter dy fod yn dipyn o fardd, ond druan o honot. nid wyt yn d'all mwy am farddoniaeth na thwrch daetir. Fe buaset yn dangos mwy o gotn- uliments pe buaset yn dodi yr enw canlynol wrili dy farddoniaeth, sef Cardi'r Bardd," na dodi y fath air a" Chanolwr." Tydi, yn ganolwr, y creadur celwyddog, pe buasai y tipyn lleiaf o alia neu awdurdod genyt buaset wedi iransporto fy nghyfaill, Agricola," i fynyddoceld oerion y lleuad i gadw cwmpeini i'r dyn a'r baich eliain." Cymmer gynghor genyf 'nawr, Chokey bach, oblcgid ti yw vr adyn sydd wedi ysgrifenu y darn barddoniaeth yna i'r Reporter dan yr en w "Canolwr." Dyma'r Cynghor, "piid a bod yn fel yng ngwyncb dy gyfaill, a bod fel y d- wedi i ti droi dy gefn arno." A thithau, y Defender of Religion," y 'sgidenyn dimsi) paid tithau galw'r fath enw mawr arnat dy hun. Ti yn Defender of Religion," yr asyn twp, fe fyddai yn well g-nyf o lawer i alw flwcen yn Defender f Religion," na ti, y cadno sly. A gwranGo, paId a defendo creaduriaid mor gas ac enliibaidd a'r hen Chokey." Ychydig 0 linellau, cyflwynedig i Cardi y Barad Easy Clocs." Ali at. I the Chokers," we've got them hold fast, LMiggivi,,g each other, they're beginning to blast; Wiio tire t'ley ebai m'inyw ar ben wal yr ardd, Oh 1 Wil bach Mammo a Cardi, y Bardd." One turns the handle, t'other beats the drum, Out come Canolwr" ani "Chokey's Chum." These spalpeens, like snakes, they wriggle about, Bah! you must know 'em, they've both upturned snouts. Dydd Pul the dyn bach in tfdi-aott is dressed, As if he were singing Bankyfelin is the best Ah, look his Lordship comes strutting along With the air of a swell on the Bois de Boulogne. He's been yelling this morning, you see by his face, Wot for you laugh ? you say me can't sing bass r" A conductor, 'tis poir Will's ambition to be 'Twere as well for him to think of swallowing the sea! For his recent attempts met derision and mocke, And he fell from the stage styled Eos y Clocs." He lay on the ground in the throes oi despair: By a few men this mortal was placed in a chair But someone veiled out, "Shove him undtr a pump Diawch erioed 1 good idea for he awoke with a jump. Who's this conies along, why, 'tis "Chokey," I swear, *yhich assertion is proved by an o^Jf^e^of hair. jnvince you inatantci us craeirv within I Cardi's head, minus the free flowing locks of the bard, fae yn debyg ofnadwy i bledren o lard. Oh, the shivers tlie terrors of that ghastly fight! Where's yer Harlene 1 thou spalpeen, thou bagful of spite. These chaps their think clever in rhym^, Thoy tickle the vulgar, but not the sublime; Those last few words in verse I've, too, seen before, Penned by Moore, Burns, or Shelley, or a po°t of yore. That Chokey ia from a sister county is a fact well known A scrubby lot of ppoph for meanness renowned This characteristic he bas shown now of late In lh9 mean, scrubby things he has said of his mate. The asinine tribe say his poetry is rot, Some sickly stuff shot out from that horrid, bald spot; That 'twal cemyleted by two he dare not deny, Although he's an adept at telling a Nawr, yr hen Gurdi, paid bod mor gas A dangos dy ddigofaint yn mw-stwr mor fras A paid a dyweyd rhagor am Agricola," Rhsg ofn y cei rhagor o pills yn dy I dy tfrynl 'rwyt yn actio yn scrwbeeld a men, Yn ei wyneb wytyn dingos yn nice yn dy woo Dropa dy gelwydd, dy fwstwr, a'th swn, Oblegid nid wyt ond fiddling fool A thithaa'r Defender," y brolgi bach Jy, NiJ wyt ond rhyw asyn wedi myned yn etrpy Dy waith mewn yd, y dig fydd g tvaeddi fresh cocs," A'r enw ro'f arnat fviid I Eos y Clocs." Yr wyt fel boneddwr yn gwi<g;> dydd Sul, Gan ofyn i rhywun, Oh, how do y'er feel ?" A'th olwg yn surach na dail v pren Box," "O drychweh medd rhwyua, dyna ''Eos y Clocs 1" 3 Will veneers with French polish and fiddles with tools; 1 To him other fellows he thinks are but fcoln; This snobby big bug doth his friends sly snut), And they think him 115 more than a in a tub. The belligerent propensity in Cardi's well known, As a slogger and pegger he's a fellow renowned He fought gainst the Boers down in the Transvaal. He was shot in his perfedd a mi fuodd yn sul. Cardi, 11 satcl thj Sergeant, "you're not half a man" o j '■Shut you up," said the cal(jj nae not care a 1 But the Sergeant knew his private was fond of his brass," So he said, Here's a tanner,' take charge of that, ass, The English were firing and the Boers were yelling. And Cardi WJS bolting towardi Bankyfelin; But he was "nabbed" by the Boers alll into quad hauled, They scraped off his hair and now he is bald Said Chokey to hii busy chum, We soon will pluck our pigeon But first we'll go down to St. Clears, For the Defender of Religion." They met the Defender "—his fiddle face beaming; "Ilailo, chums," said he. "how are yer this evening P" Said "Chokey" to him," let's have less of that yelling, And come with us now straight to Bankyfelin They reached Bankyfelin 'bout two in the morn, And found to their horror that" Agncola "as gone So they said t) each other, Let's have a good spree! We'll go up and play havoc with those "Aquihe"; But AquiJa went for 'em with talons and beaks. And pecked tile Defender Oh his groans and his shrieki3 Oh, take me to Mammo," said Defender aloud, Said Chokey," I'm afraid you'll te wanting a shroud So they bore him home quickly and put him in bed, And early next morning Will Mammo was dead Now, Mr Editor, who d'yer think takes the bun ? Agricola," "Canolwr," or Chokey's Chum ? The latter two fellows, Fo envious and fell, Should be put in a cannon and blown into Yours truly, IANTO TRWYN PWT. [We are compelled to omit the latter portion of this poetry, consisting of 35 lines. They are of rather too scathing a character.-ED, C. WR,]
Ferryside and District Gossip. Your "Correspondent" has retired from the field, but whether he ha descended above or below, I know not. This one tiling cii'v am I cognisant of that his mantle has descended upon me, and that I therefore am compelled to take up his unfinished work, and do my level best not to carry on the damaging duty of libe ling the Ferry its greii and inimitable public mui; its astounding public woiks its m&rvellous and rapid-like lightning d.-ve-lopmeat, as was his wont. It is really a boon to be rid of a man who was not ashamed to ridicule the best traditions of a village whieh for centuries has adopted as its mctto, the Scriptural quotation ili<? aair.e yesterday, to-day and fcr ever." I shall not foliow in his footsteps but will give a good thumping thud in?.tcad of his knock, and a good Anglo-Saxon curse, instead of his foul mouthed swearing. That any man could have the audacity to rush into print as li2 di.1 passes my comprehension. Where would you get some bacon from if you did away with tile pigstycs ? We would have all rotten eggs for breakfast if no fowls were reared, and what would become of poor Jonah the" rhewl if the roads were not kept in a bad state ? To be sure, he would have to go and sell newspapers like the rest of the unemployed, aud tlna ? Why, is not this inexorable logic? -J- Our Vicar is a gentleman who deserves well from us. His business tact and ability during the past few day3 Is the subject cf wide-parish wonder. With the wisdom of a prophet, and the foresight of a seer, he has wittingly stopped the builder to further amend the roof of the school house and room, for the simple reason, so it is said, that the proposed Education Bill of the pieient Govern- ment will soon cotne iuto force, and then thi whole of the county will be compelled to pay the piper for the tunc ha has been pleased to select. This is perfectly right, for is it not a shame, that we farmers," who have suffered so much for so many years from tho evil effect-! of Free Trade, should be compelled to pay for the education of the children of the village, and the maintenance of the school buildings. The Vicar's words in reference to" us," poor farmers, are verging on the pathetic. I cannot, I cannot," lie is reported to have said one day, evidently touched to the quick, ask the poor farmers to subscribe towards tiie re-roofing of the schoolroom. The times are too bad." Perfectly right, Mr Vicar. No one knows better than he. The farmer, poor fellow, is too poor to walk h3 is compellerl to ride en horseback, or in his trap. He is in such indigent circumstances, that he cannot afford to buy a salted herring for dinner; be must perforce be contint to dine upon a fat young chicken every day. Yes, Mr Vicar, knows that there arc hundreds in the parish quite ai poir as the poor farmer, and the rev gentleman responds to the cry of their poverty by that pretty little monosyllable," tah The magnanimous principle laid down by the Vicar of making a Noncon county pay for the repairs of a Church of England School is worth imitating, and should be applied to the narrowed sphere of parochial life. I am so pleased with the principle that I have no doubt it will catch or," and I have further no doubt that we will soon hee the Nonconformist Churches of the parish taking the hat round every Sunday for the maintenance of the clergyman, so that lie may bo relieved of the weekly 40 minutes onerous duties he performs in the village of Ferry- side As to the postponement of the repairs to the building, I may say that I am ;11 entire accord with the clergyman. There is an overplus of population in the village, and the best way to get rid of it is by allowing the 120 children who attend the school to be slaughtered neck and crop by the falling of the roof. This is, I am certain, the m >st practical way of carrying out the Mailhustan theory of over population. --0- There arc a number of doubting ihoinasos at Ferrysiae. A few of this notorious brotherhood have been deeply incensed at the publication of the letter inserted in the Reporter last week, and signed T. R. They allege it, is not bona-p.de, ergo, tlTat it was concocted by your Correspondent. T. R so it is stated, ha3 been written to, and a rcpiy is hourly expected. For honesty s ea-e let the raply be made as public as the charge of dis- honesty which has been preferred against your Correspondent It would be well also for these "C carpet-baggers who visit the place to ascertain the truth before rushing to print with their frothy effusions. For the eiiheation of T, R. and all others conornc I, be it known that the iuhabitauts of Ferrysido number:close upoa 800, and not 600 as reported by T R. The news as to the fishermen beiilg ea^er for temperance work came to me and others as a surprise. Hew many fishermen in the meetings held showed si;ns of being" eager for the drink-water fray "The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the -truth," please, in temperance work, as well as in eveiy other branch "t- -1 _1: Tomtny Pruddyn's performances were very popu- lar at L'ansaint Eisteddfod the other day This well-known individual should be very thankful that such a gh istly accident as befel bin occurred on the return journey, otherwise it may be oil arriving at Llanaaint that many members of the Llangendeirne choir might be found missing, for rarely elo people travel m a brake without a door. Perhaps poor Pru Idya thought he had Mali's shoulders to lay hands on. -0- A clever trick was performed by a member of the aristocracy win paid a 'iit to th.3 Eisteddfod. This blue blood gentleman was desirous of patro- nising th-i gathering without paying for it. Every ticketholder bore the impress of a rubber stamp with the words I,lAzistiit Eisteddfod" on the back of his hand. The Old husoand meetir.g a pal who bore the marl., had his hind wetted and pressed it en the stamped hand, thus transferring the impress to his own, and ultimately gaining admission to the meeting free of charge. -J- The schoolroom at the place was sought for by a leader of one of the choirs for the purpose of testing the singing previous to the competition. ^Permission was granted on condition that the key be fc.ched from a ceitain house and that refresh- ments during that day be bought by the party at this particular house, which was an inn. The individual in charge declined to give up the key unless 2s 61 were paid down for it. The reason for this high-handed dealing was that a certain female member of the C. M. body, who had beea stricken by ill-health for A length of time, was granted a loan of the vestry for the sale of refresh- ments, so as to help her pecuniarily. The land- lady's levenge however rebounded, for the loss to the house is estimated at a large number of 0 sovereigns. -'1- A Market Hall is greatly needed for Ferryside. During tho past week farmers ha?e been selling tiieir butter from door to door at Is aud is Id per pound. At Carmarthen marhet on SiturJay last there was a large quantity of butter sold a' 8 J per lb. Eggs were sold hc.e this week at 10 and 11 for 6d, v\ aile at town as many as 13 and 11 were procured at the samo price. In spit2 of ail this the farmers ct this parish a_e the most strenuous opponents of all the scheme* mooted for the improvement cf th place. "lYe must see by and by what can he doin to rectify this matter, and get a remedy, whereby the fermc-r will not be able to take away all this extcrtiona'e sum without having to pay a tariff. Again, many of the farmers are so bare-faceel as to go to Carina;then and Llanelly to buy their wares after having drained the village of its money. -0- Mauy of the residents of the village arc in high glee at the rumour which has besn circulated here this week that the Carmarthen Militia will encamp at Tanlan this year instead of at Popton, where, it is said, there is an outbreak of small pox. There is no doubt that if the thing will happen, it will mean a temporary eulivenmeut of the place, as well as being good for trade, especially the publicans. -r.- Many people, outside the parish of St Ishmael's, will hear with pleasure of the return of Mr Williams, junior, Penbn, from St Bartholemew's Hospital, London, where ho underwent a serious operation a loiv weeks ago. Mr Wiliiams is at present doing well, but his ultimate recovery will take a few months longer. The last week's issue of the Merthyr Express reports the death of an old Llansaint lad. Alderman Evan Lewis, Dowlais. The deceased gentleman was born at Llansaint 46 years ago, in a litt e cottage named the Cannon. lIe rterward, removed with his parents to Dowlais, where he for a time worked underground. From the pi o taken to the counter, and in after years manag Co-operative Stores at Pembroke Doc and Dowlais. He then m conjunction with „„Pnpd a business at Merthyr, another gentleman openea « known as the firm of Lewis and Bound. On the dissolution of partnership he proceeded to America, and closely studied the character of Cousin Jonathan, many being the talcs with which he afterwards regaled his friends of his experiences in the land of stars and stripes. On returnink to England he took up the calling of auctioneer, and was credited with being an exceedingly successful wielder of the appraiser's hammer. He often visited the scenes of his childhood with his Cheap Jack" as it is commonly called, f.nd his genial manner, ready speech, witty sayings, and quick repartee will not be easily forgotten by those who and heaid him. Mr Lewis, in 1S92 and 1895, was returned sucessfully as County Councillor for the Gellifaelog seat, Merthyr. J In the latter year he was elected an alderman also made an Urban District Councillor, and a member of the Merthyr Board of Guardians. lIe devoted himself to his public duties, so the Express states, with a considerable degree of energy was a very success- ful public speaker, and his sentences bristled with humour. The poor have in him a good friend, lvs hand always being resdy to succour the needy. He has no children, but his widow survives him, and the ntnust sympathy is feh with lirr in the scver-j bis-, which she bas sastiined. The funeral, which was a e: large r; d rep e-entntive one. took place on Saturday r.t the t Cemetery. DIDYMUS DaDS,
Llaiidilo Petty Sessions. SATUBDAY.— Before Messrs A. S. 'Gnlston, J. L. Thomas, Major Thomas, and Messrs E. Richardson, and Du Buisson. NOT PROPER DRUNK. George Reynold-, a tnunp, was charged with begging at Llandilo on tho Sih of April, and also with being drunk.—Defendant admitted tho charge of begging, but said, in reply to the second charge, I was not proper drunk, but I was the worse of drink." —The Head Constable stated that he also attempted to rob persons, but the bench declined to deal with that offence. -Eviden -!o of the begging was given by J. Pritchard Davies, and of tho drunkenness by Inspector Airs Nellie Jsrtie." gave evidence to show that he had threatened her far refusing to give him anything.—Defendant was sent to goal for a month. DEFRAUDING THE HAILWAx COMPANY. EXEMPLARY PENALTY. Ebenezer Thomas, a fanrer, Ffynongoch, Llan- fihangeJ-Aberbythych, was charged with travelling without a ticket on three different occasions on the G.W.R., and with travelling b?yond the distance on the 14th of March, without .tendering the 'extra fare. Mr Ludford prosecuted, and Mr J. W. Nicholas defended. J.l\lr Ludford stated that the Railway Company had good and sufficient ground for having brought on the cases, which disclosed the steady and persistent purpose of defrauding the company, and showed a new method of travelling thej maximum number of times at the minimum of cost. The result in each case was the loss to the company"' and a gain to 'the defendant. If he proved the cases, he was asked, by the authorities at Paddington to press for heavy penalties. It was not a ca,e:of a poor man, to whom the expenditure of a few pence meant something, but defendant was a well-to-do man, who had been trying to save his banking account by the sacrifice of his principles. Major Thomas and Mr Du Buisson, being share- holders in the G.W.R., withdrew from the bench. John Williams, Garnant, guard, Great Western e Railway Company, deposed to remembering the 18th of January last. He knew the defendant, and saw him ou the day mentioned alighting at Pantylfynou from the 10.35 train from Llandovery. j'Whon"he alighted he went straight into the branch train for Biynamn an. Witness was in charge of the Bryn- amnian train that day. Defendant got out at Garnatit.-By Mr Nicholas Witness knew defendant travelled on that day. He had made an entry on his book. It was not there with him. lie-reine-,iibered it well. He could not say who travelled on the 4th and 11th. He had other dates.- By the Clerk: He had not since the 18th of Jan. last refreshed his memory. —By Mr Nicholas He might have looked at the entry, but had no need of doing so to refresh his memory. Witness could not tcll:wli,ther it 'was a tine or wet day, or whether the sun was shining, but he could tell by his book whether it was wet or dry. Witness did not say anything to tha man. Defen- dant had a basket with him. Witness had not shown the book to Mr Ludford.—By Mr Ludford He paid more attention to his duty than to the state of the weather. He was quite .sure of the date. Henry Rees, booking clerk, Garnant, Great Western Railway Company, said he remembered that date. Defendant came into the booking office at Garnant on the arrival of the 11.45 train from Panty- ffynon. Defendant said he wanted to pay excess fare from Ammanford, as he had no time to get a ticket there. Witness bad a book with him to show that he took the excess. He produced it. The excess was 4>d.—By Mr Nicholas Witness knew the defendant, as he travelled that way often as a rule every Saturday. Witness had been five years at Garnant. -By Mr Ludford The reason why defendant's name appeared on the excess book was that he had paid excess so often that witness knew him.—Mr J. W. Nicholas contended that the book referred to by the guard ought to be before the court, -By the Clerk: The witness Rees was re-called, and stated that he had excessed others he knew, but defendant's was the only name he entered. He got suspicious of defen- dant, because he was always coming to the office and saying he had been to a late to get a ticket at Ammanford. William Evans, Ystalyfera. Brynhyfryd, said he was a brother-in-law to the defendant, He recollected Saturday, January 18th. Defendant was'at witness's house on that day. lie came there on Friday, the 17th of January, and remained there until Saturday eve- ning. Witness saw him nearly the whole day long. He saw defendant between 11 and 12 o'clock at Ystalyfera. By Mr Ludford It was last January witness was talking about. Defendant came to Ystalyfera now and again. He was in the habit of staying the night with defendant. Witness could give no idea as to when defendant had previously remained there for the night. The reason why defendant came to him on the 17th January was that witness was writing to his brother-in-law in California. He could not sav ftuaicoo uuiiiit* \1.d.UU"CJ. Witness pr lll tnat address only on it. There was no more on it but he could not remember the address. Defendant came to witness by the train which left Brynamman at 11 o'clock. Witness was writing the letter when defendant came to:the: house. He thought it was on Saturday he posted the letter. He could not remember how much he paid for the stamp. He had never before or since sent a letter to his brother-in-law. He had received many from him during the last twelve months. His brother-in-law had been out 40 years. Witness had married 20 years. Defendant had not received a letter from his brother- in-law until 12 months ago. Defendant might have left the house at 8 o'clock and not returned until 2 o'clock It was a fact his brother-in-law was deact last February twelvemonth. The letter was meant for those who had the care of his brother's effects.— Re-examined by Mr Nicholas Witness had stated it was not possible for defendant to be at Pantyffynon on the 18th at 11 o'clock. Witness said now he could not say. Evan Evans, son of the last defendant, stated that he remembered Saturday, the 8th. It was impossible for the defendant to have been at Pantyffynnon at 11.1;) on the 18th of January, as he was at Ystalyfera on the 18th of February. Witness persisted in saying it was February. Mr Nicholas, under the circumstances, asked the bench to let the other cases stand over for a while, until he had seen his client during the adjournment. On re-assembling, Mr Nicholas stated that he had finished with the first cast and did not intend to appear in the other cases, as defendant preferred to go on his own way. The second case was that which dealt with an offence on Saturday, the 8th of February. Mr Ludford said it was a similar charge to the previous one, the defendant having travelled from Llandebie to Ammanford without a ticket. Defendant said he had never done such a thing. William Lloyd, stationmaster, Liandebie; D. Thomas, lad porter, Llandebie; John Williams. guard; Inspector Tudor I)avies Inspector William Jones and David Walters, late porter at Garnant; gave evidence in support of the charge. Being asked if he had any questions to ask the last witness defendant said it was of no use. They were all "reporters," and had joined in a block against him. He was having a great injustice done him.— Clerk You dm't know yet.—Defendant I know something. In the third charge, John Price, assistant guard, deposed to seeing: defendant get in at Llandovery by the 10.3,1 train on the 2fitiof February. He travelled to Pantyffynon and went to the Garnant branch train. John Griffiths, booking clerk, Llandilo and Henry Rees, Garnant, gave evidence in support ofithe charge. The fourth charge was a charge of travelling with intent to defraud. John Griffiths deposed to issuing the defendant a ticket to Tirydail, by the 10.30 train. The number was (>804. He knew the number because it was the only ons issued by that train. Inspector Thomas Jones, Pantyffynnon, and George Evans, ticket collector, also gave evidence. Defendant being again asked if fie had anything to say, said he had but wunld not be auything the better of saying it. The bench said they were unanimously of opinon that the defendant had been guilty of persistent fraud, and fined hun 1 and costs in each case. The bench, at the same time, stated that they thought there was a little laxity of arrangement with regard to the collection of tickets at such a 'junction as Pantyffynnon. pall tyffyllll 'In. A COMICAL DRUNK. John R._ Phillips, a collier, of Cwmamman, was charged with being drunk at Llandilo on the 31st of March. The case was proved by Inspector Griffiths, who said he had been compelled to lock defendant up The defendant, by his comical conduct in the court, created considerable diversity, even the bench at times being compelled to join it. The Head-constable he described as a gentleman, and more than once gave the latter friendly, but vigorous pats on the back, declaring more than once that he (the defendant) was "all there," and flourishing his artrti all the time like windmnls. He was mulcted in the snm of 10s.
AV II ITLA Xl)7 PROPOSED PRESENTA-HON TO THE REV. W THOMAS. One of the doughtiest champions of Liberationist principles in Wales is tne Rev William Thomas, of Tabernacle and Bethel. A movement is now on foot for presenting him with a testimonial on tlle com- pletion of 40 years' service in the ministry, Mr Thomas Phillips, Biynglas, WhiJand, is the treasurer who receives subscriptions. The presentation meeting will take place on the 23rd inst so that persons desirous of showing their esteem for the rev. genthman in a practical manner should send in their subscriptions at once.
LLANDYSSUIJ. THE ANNUAL VESTHY meeting in conncction with this parish was held on Thursday (the £ kh inst) The Church accounts for the past year were prol daced and passed. Colonel Newland (Llanfair) was elected vicar's waulin, and Mr E. Jcnes (Tyssul Castle) the people's warden for the ensuing year, and the following sidesmen were appointed Messrs. D. Fi. Williams, J. Eaton Richards H. Divirs and W. Thomas.—The Vicar, in responding to a vote of thankf, mid he h(JIH d eYel y effort would be made forthwith to secure an organ for the Pariah Church.
"LION," SX CLEAKS,—The remarks contained in your letter re, Mr W. T. arc very severe we cannot publish them except under your name and arUress, Editor, C. W-ll. '• JL'STICS," BAXKYFELIX, -Your scurrilous letter re the "Chokey Triumvir "cannot bs inserted; it is t.o persona]. — C. [ll'iviug now gi.cn both s des a fair hearing, we find it re-'ess a ry To wing to the great demand made unon out spase by this voluminous correspondence, unon out spase by this voluminous correspondence, to state that it must now cease. Correspondents will, therefore, please note,—En., C, W.R.]