Ar Ben y Pen tan. I DAFI'R GWAS.] Srmir am gyflwyno tysteb i'r gwron Thomas Gee, ex* nad oes angen pres arno, bydd cydaid o aur yu gysur i'w galon, fel u 0 prawf I'MT Oymrn yn galln rhoddi parch i'r hwn y mae parch yn ddyledns. Auhawdd deall deddf libel. Gallem feddwl fod hen adar fel Gee a Pan ac eraill yn canfod y rhwyd o bell, ond ceir hwythau yu y ddalfa. weithiau. Yr olaf i gael ei bhjfto ylywr yr arwv Thomas Gee—ond nid 00s neb yn edrych yn waeth arno am golli case o'r fath. Llosgodd chwareudy i'r llawr yn Bryn- amman. Nid yw yr hen saint yn Nghymru yn ryw hoff iawn o'r sefydliadau hyn—ac nid amheuwn pe clywom fod gweled ambell un o'r cyiryw chwareudai ar dan yn tanio calonau rliai duwiolion i floeddio- Ccrdd yn mlaen, nefol dan." ARMENIA. Tir mynwrnt 0 Armenia-yn hyf wnaed O'r oiindwy Rama IJaw wylofain,—gwaed Ufa DroJ y tir, — Seion dristii. Llew a'r mawr Aliuoedd-ya llwfriaiJ o iiien liofrudd miloedd A gwaed ei gvrlafan gofdi Yn afon dan y nefoedd Rho lewyrch, lor Elias,—ar y wlad I'r erlidiwr ndgas Amlyga TJrn. O Ilaul Gras '.—caffed Ffydd A'anaid o wawrddydd cr mwyn dy urddas, ARTRO. jf Coleg Caerfvrddin yw prif destyn rhai o'r newyddiaduron yn bresenol, ac fel arfer— ceir amryw farnau. Y mae un peth yn sicr —bydd llaAver o elynion y Coleg yn dal ar y cyfleusdra presenol i yrnosod. A oos liawliau gan ferched a gwragedd ? Dyma farn Sais ar y pwnc :— THE RIGHTS OF WOMAN. The Rights of Woman. What are they ? The right to labour and to pray, The light to watch while others sleep, The right o'er others' woes to weep The right to succour in distress, The right while others curse to bless The right to Jove whom others seom, The right to comfort all who mourn, The right to show new joy on earth, The right to feel the soul's high worth The right to lead the soul to God Along the path our Saviour trod The path of meekness and of love, The pa'.h of faith that leads above The path of patience under wrong, The path in which the weak grow strong. Such wonnn's lights, and GCld w ill bless And crown theie champions with success. +r- Canmolir cynulleidfa Penygroes am wrando-eu bod yn esiampl i lawer yn Nghymru. Gweithiwr caled a llwyddianus ydyw Mr Bowen, ac nis gall y gynulleidfa lai na. bod yn un fyw. Dyma fel y canodd loan Pedr i YR URDDAU. Mown g.v.iwd, doeth anfarwawl Fardd "Be sydd raewn enwr—mawr, bach, hyll neu hr.rd-.i," Gofyisaf finau gvua gwawdus won :— Pa rinwidd sydd mewn leitlau lleyg a lien ? Atebed I'arwn, 13ardd, a Doethawr—Dim A hyrddier hwy dros glogwyn cof In chwim. Ei Sgweiar fyn ffroenuchel valch,— Gormesawl Ystiwerdyn loklyn, balch, Ac arr.ll wr ei aiw'n walch a raid, Oblegyd Iarilod oed 1 ei dad daid. Difcinydd dneth fyn ddwy Jythyren den, O'u huno'n d Jrch, wnaent gylch i rwymo'i ben Ac Athraw pwyt-fawr a fyn arall fod, Ac ar ei deitlsu chwydda'i fola'a god. Yr B-igawb fyn ei "IJal?1n Nuw," Oad tnynwch iawn ein brawd yn Niafol yw, Urdd B B.D. fyn ffblfaoh fndl y glee, Keb fedru'n iawn erioed mo'r ABC. Rhoir yn mhe;i march rubanau coch agwyrdd — Yn mhon y Doethawr praff, rubanau urdd A'r march a'r Doethawr, chwitio'u ruban wnant, Er dychryn mawr i wragedd hen a phlant; Ond. tyner ei rubanau—yn ddiball Ceir fod siol y nafll mor wag a'r llall I ddyn i"0 cynffon, yna epa trydd, Urdd wrih ci euw—enw epa fydd Tydi Werinwr mad, fel Socrat ddoeth, Wv.ieba'r byd, ben yn eithifnoeth A rhwyga'i ffuidd rubar.au'r urddau mawr, o lo^h'-vedd bonedd a phob doethfFol gawr A choeth foneddwyr fffnont yn ein plith, A gwlr cllcthineb yn lle rhwysgfawr rith. < Y Parch J. Morgan Jones, Caerclydcl, sydd Avedi ei benodi yn llywydd Cymanfa y Metho- distiaid am y flwyddyn nesaf. Y mao Mr Jones wedi pregethu ac ysgrifenu llawer, ofe yw Golygydd Tarian y Givcithiwr er's blynyddau bellach. Da iawn, Johnstown yn trefnu i gyaal Eisteddfod deilwng o'r enw cyn diwedd yr haf. Ilwro Ji. Daeth gwraig wedi hanner gwallgofi i dy cyfaill yn ddiweddar, ac yn crynu i chafed ei esgidiall gan ddyehryn, gan ddal Report y Carmarthen Infirmary yn ei llaw ddywedodd —Dyii a ddoluriau dychrynllyd sydd wedi tori allan yu Caerfyrddin a'r cylch yn ddiweddar. Dyrna rai o hommt — Amblyopia, Bepharitis, Conjunctivitis, Eczema, Exophthalmic Goitre, Hypochon- driasis, Keratitis, Laryngitis, Mastitis, Peritonitis, Phthisis, Psoriasis, Machitis, Scabies, a Seborrhcea Gewell wcl'd fe aiÍf y rhaina dros yr holl wlad gan ladd pawb a phobpeth. Oh dear Os daw yr Eisteddfod Genedlaethol i Pensarn rywbryd, bydd ya werth rhoddi gwobr dda am gyfieithiad oenwau y clefydau uchod i'r Cymraeg Yn afon Garw ceir pwll a adnabyddir fel Y Fivll Da "—a bydd o nono ar ei wyneb a suddio lludded i' w waelod yn cymeryd lie yn yr haf. Lie enwog ydyw-gan rat-ar y Sul yn yr haf, a peth rhyfedd na byddai ambell i dorwr Sabbath j"11 boddi fel rhybudd i bechaduriaid eraill Dyrna cldarn o gan a geir yn llyfr Mr Enoch Rees i'r Pivll Du ":— Mi ganaf ddeuddeg penill I'r Pwll Du, i'r Pwli D, A bvddaf siwr o enill I'r Pwll Du. Xid clill gwobr Eisteddfcd, Na chadair ddelw fawrglod, Ni fyddai ormod I'r Pwll Du, Ond ennil mewn teilyngdod I'r Pwll Du, i'r Pwll Du. Mr.e'n destyn newydd hollol, Y Pwll Du, &c., dettvn cenedlaetliol, Y Pwil Du Mae llawer testyn dyfnach, A llawer testyn lletach, Ac ambell destyn hirach Na'r Pwll Du, Ond nid oes un rhagorach Na'r Pwll Du, &c. Oferedd i chwi holi Am Poll Da, Sec., Dilvnwch gyda'r cwmni Tua'r lJwli Du Dim ond cael dydd 0 hindda, Coweh y dorf ryfedda' Yn myned y Tua'r Pwll Du, Fel pererinion Mecca, Tua'r Pwll Du, &c. Trodd Cymanfa Ganu Pencader a'r cylch Allau yn llwyddiant yn mhob ystyr. Arwein- vdel y dydd oedd yr enwog Mr T. Eichaids, Mountain Ash (Pontycymmer gynt). Ciywsom mai un o'r pethau goreu yn y evmanfa oedd araith Mr John Jones, Pencader (diweddar fyfyriwr o Goleg Bala- Bangor). Rhoddodd y Parch D. W illiams, Cupel Noai, ac eraill ganmoliaeth uchel i'r anorchiad. Gwna Mr Jones weinidog defnyddiol pa 10 bynag } r ymsefydla. Bydded gwenau ffawd ar briodas Mr I Jonathan Jones a Miss Gwen Pees, Bryn- amman. Bydded y Sadwrn-gwyn yn ragy- madrodd i wyn-fyd. u v Clywsom fod rnwy nag un o hen lanciau Brynamman yn ofni djdanwad y ilwyddyn na;d." Na syned darllonwyr y Reporter os bydd iddynt weled yv liaues am danynt wedi gwynebu ar Llaudilo gyda gwawr un o ddyddiau'r haf Ir.vn—uid er mynod i'r farchnad, cofier, ond er niwyn lanclio yn yr United States. Bhag ofn libel, dymunwn hysbysu nad ydym yn cyfeirio at Daniel. Daeth y newvdd i'r Peutan fod y tan chwareudy-yddol in yn Brynamman yn ddiweddar wedi codi awydd mewn lawer calon am gael fire-brigade i'r lie, ond fod eraill yn egiur ddangos os bydcl a fyno gweddi a'r fllamiau mai anmhosibl fydd i holl ddwfr "Pwll y Merched" i geisio rhoddi stop arnynt. Yn sicr, y mae hiliogaeth Y Prophwyd tanllyd heb lwyr farw. Da chwi, anfonwch regiment o gymylau i ymosod arnom yn ystod y tywydd sych presenol—gwnelent ddirfawr les. T Daeth y gofyniad hwn i'r Pentan :—" I bwy y mae fwyaf o glod—y gwr ofynodd am fendith ac a'i cafodd, ynte i'r hwn ddiolchodd am fendith dderbyniodd heb erioed ei dieisio ?" Mae'n eglur fod rhywun wedi gofyn ac arall wedi diolch am attebiad i ddymuniad y cyfryw. Gan nad ydym yn gwybod yr amgylchiadau — nis gallwn gyhoeddi y ddau yn gydfuddugol-er y buasai hyny yn ddymunol er mwyn brawd- garwch, ond gadawn i bob un i farnu drosto ei hun. Y Parchedigion Silyn Evans, Aberdar Jones, B.A., Rhydybont; a Hughes, Plas- marl, fu yn traddodi yr hen, hen hanes gyda nerth a dylanwad yn Giben, Bryn- amman y Sul a'r Llun-gwyn. Ciywsom fod Mr Griifiths (o Goleg Caer- fyrddin) wedi dechreu ar ei weiuidogaeth yn Aberavon, ei fod ya colli chwys gyda'r te a'r bara brith dydd Llun diweddaf. Cafodd Mr Lloyd-George ac eraill eu troi allan o'r Senedd yn ddiweddar am wrthod ufuddhau i'r Gadair fel proteat yn erbyn toriaeth ormesol y Toriaid. Ar ol wythnos o wyliau, bydd drws agored iddynt eto. Dyweder a fyner, nid oes neb o'r aelodau dros Gymru wedi etifeddu cymaint o black a thalent a'r hyawdl Lloyd-George. Cyn byth y daw trefn ar Gymru—;rhaid I symud yr House of Lords ymaith o hanes y dyfodol, ac hawlio Home Rule all round. Credwn mewn Home Rule i'r Gwyddel, ond credwn fod yrun peth yu gyfiawn a gonest i Gymru hefyd, a rhaid ei gael. < Bydd y Gwyddelod yn cynorthwyo y Toriaid gyda'r Mesur Addysg dychrynllyd a yrir drwy'r Lords yn ddeddf ddigyffelyb i'r maes cyn hir. Self-interest yw hyd a lied, dyfnder ac uchder cyffes ffydd y Gwyddel, a diau y cedwir hyny mewn cof yn y dyfodol. 'r Cwm Ffwlbert. Dafi bach, anwyl, beth y wuaf ? Boreu heddyw cefais y newydd gan y daily post fod fy ngwraig a fy chwech bychau wedi cael ei saethu gan Twm y cynydd, tra yr oeddwn ni yn mhell o dre', yn chwareu a neidio heb feddwl dim am fy happy family. Daeth Twm a'i fyddin a'r cwn heibio fy ffau, yr hon oedd, gallaswn feddwl, mewn lie diogel ar fynydd tyrcan, uwch dwndwr y gwaith a berw y dafara. Dyma dro i mi, mae fy ngobaith am cysur wedi darfod, rhaid ymollwng i wylo, heb yr un ffau fel o'r blaen gan wahodd cor undebol G i ganu y Dead March ar eu h01 a mi fy hun yn leader. Rhag ofn y bydd yma bwdi a thaflu a thasgu 'nol llaw gan arweinyddion enwog y cor mawr hwn, ac yna ceir canu ail i gor Caradog, dim ond cael terier neu ddau er cadw y Straight Waist- coats yma ar heistedd, rhag ofn yguriant chwyddo fel y croga hwnw gynt. A brostio, dear me, neu dori asgwrn ei cefnau cilion. All hands, boys, vote for me, gallaf ganu. Y LLWYNOO. Diolch gwresog i gyfeillion am eu ffydd- londeb yn anfon nodiadau i'r Pentan. Cofier fod y Pentan yn rhydd i bawb-oud bod yn ddyddorol. Byddwn ddiolchgar am bob help i wneuthur y golofn hon o dydd- ordeb cyffredinol, heb niweidio neb. Ond cofied ein cyfeillion fod yn rhaid cael yr enw priodol gyda pob nodiad—nid er mwyn ei gyhoeddi, ond prawf o gywirdeb. Danfoned ein cyfeillion lien eu nodiadiau i'r Swyddfa fel hyn :— Dafi'r Gwas, Reporter Office, Carmarthen.
L L A NGADOCK, THE MONTHLY PETTY SESSIONS were held at the Magistrates' Room on Thursday, 21st inst., before Mr E H Lloyd, Glansevin Mr Pelhara and Mayor Tudor Lloyd Harries. — P.C. Williams charged James Davies, butcher, Ffynnant, with being drunk and disorderly on April 6th. Defendant, who received a good leecura, was finfd 2s Gd and costs.—Mr Dashwood, Gwynfe House, charged Morgan Williams with fishing in his private waters. Mr Nicholas, of Llandilo, appeared for complainant Defendant was fined 10a and costs. Mr William Joncs proved the case.— Supt. D T Lloyd, Carmarthen, charged Thomas Michael, of Ystradgunlais, with fishing without a license. Fined os and Gs lOd costs. Mr James Evans proved the case.—The rates for Llangadock and Llanddeusant were signed. THE WATER SUPPLY AND DRAIXAUE OF THE TOWN AND DISTRICT.—On Friday, the 22nd inst., a largely-attended meeting of the ratepayers of Llangadock was held at the Board School to consider the water supply and the drainage of the town and district. It appears that Mrs Bishop had written to the Guardians of Llandovery on the 7th inst. complaining of the deficiency of the water supply, and threatening, if things were not carried out, the matter would be brought under the notice of the Local Government Brard. There were so many inaccuracies in her letter that the rate- payers assembled, with the exception of three, took no notice of the same, as it was generally believed then Mrs Bishop was induced to write by others. Mr E P. Lloyd, Glansevin, was chairman. Mr Hopkins, Cefengornoth, spoke in Welsh, and gave those present every satisfaction by the straightforward manner in which he dwelt with the questions. COURT LEET.—On Tuesday, the 28th inst, the Leet Court was held at the Red Lion Hotel- After the usual formalities, the company assembled sat down to a first-class dinner provided, as is usual. for the occasion. Mr Lewis, Lime Tree House, was chairman. All were pleaeed to see Mr Thomas, Haverfordwest, looking 80 well after his recont accident. The health of the Ecclesiastical Com- missioners, coupled with that of Mr Thomas and the officers of the Court Leet, waa heartily responded to; as was also that of Mr E P Lloyd, of Giansevin, whom all were proud to see among Llangadock people. A very pleasant afternoon was spent.
LLANBOIDY. DEATH: OV A WELSH MIXING EXGIMEEK AT PKETOKIA.—A l&rge number of people in South Wales will learn ith regret of the death of Mr John Lewis Philipps, mining engineer. Mr Philipps, was the son of Mr Thomas Philipps of Llanboidy,and brother of Mr B. L Philipps, solicitor, Cardiff. He learnt mining engineering as a pupil of Sir W. T. Lewis, and afterwards had a considtr- able connection of his own. Some five years ago, owing to uncertain health, Mr Philipps, by the advice of his medical attendant, went to South Africa, and settled in Johannesburg, and was in that town at the time of the raid that failed in December last. Mr Philipps was one of those who had nothing of which to complain on the part of Boer Republic, and in some letters he recently sent home he stoutly defended the Boers from the attacks very generally made upon them. But Mr Philipps would make friends anywhere, he was so genial, straightforward, and ttue. He had a large circle of friends in South Wales, and his death at so early an age will be much regretted The sad was received by cable on Saturday that Mr Pt.ilipps had passed away at Pretoaa on Thursday and was buried on Friday.
Ysgol Mydriai. CONCERT Y DIRGELWCH. At Oiygydd y Carmarthen Weekly Reporter. SYR,—Pe byddai pwyllgor ysgol Mydrim yn raeddu y radd ieiaf o barch i degweh a chyfiawnder buasant ar bob cyfrif wedi egluro i'r cyhoedd ddirgelion y concert gynaliwyd Mai y 6ed. Nid (cPy y one petbau. iirys y secrets yn guddicdig oduiwrlh y cyhoedd, a dirgelwch hollol i'r byd ydyw syrnudiadau y corph rhyfedd lmn. Poen ydyw ysgrifenu sjlwadau miniog a chaled am dimynt oil, ohle;;ic1 y mae yn eu plith rai dynion tra pharchus a t:1f, Dnldia.vn i yia^ynghoti a'r plwyfolion am eu barn. Bydded y cyiryw cystal a gwaagu eu clustiau tra y siaradwn air lies wrth y busy-bodies sydd yn geethion i eglwysyddiaeth. Oni bai fod yn nghynge d 1 y dirgelwch dralcd on anmnriodil gallcsid dwyn y cwbl i wyneb haul a ilyghd goleuni." Nid yw gwirionedd yn ofni disgkirdeb and am gamwri gwell ganddo beidi.) dod allan o'i gell dywell. Gan fod y gyngherdd yn dal cysylltiad a'r ysgol, dslir y pwyligor ar bob cyfrif yn gyfritol cyhoedd am egluihad ar y gwelthrediadau. Ond myii y bobl hyn nad oes gan neb hawl i ofya dun i'w harghvyddiaeth gortnesol hwy. Druain o honynt Trueni mediiwl fod dynion lllb hawl phcyf, a chaethion offeiriadaeth, yn tybied eu hunain yn rhywbeth a hwythiu yn di n. A dyoaa'r dynion mynu casglu 4 thrafi d arian y plwyf ac etto daflu baw i'w dannedd. OJ yw arncan y concert yn deg a chyfiawli, palum 11a ellid dangca hyny r Buasau hyny o angenrhiedrwj dd yn fantai, i'r mudiad. Me lie i gredu mai ryw ychydig—an neu ddau — eydd tu ccfu i'r concern, ac wedi symud o henau en hunaiu. Un amcan yn ddiau yw ceisio dallu'r cyhoedd i'r draws-arglwyddiaeth eglwysig yn enw rhoi gwobrwyon i'r plant." Gwneud iawn am gau yr ysgol i'r eglwy1. Ond gan n Id y w yr ynagais yn oleu, yn amlwg, ac uwehlaw amheuseth, nis gall neb feio y cyhoedd am dynu eu casgliadau Xld yw dyweud fod yr arian yn at amcgn da yn ddigon, oblegid y mae y byd wedi ei dwyllo lawer gwaith yn yr ystyr hyn. Dywedodd Mr Lloyd George, yn ei araeili ar Fesur y Trethi, Ebrill Olh, fel hyn:—"Ystryw hen iawn gan girdotwyr protfe!óp,!i5 ydyw dadleu n'd drostynt ein hunain oud dros y truan carpiog newynog, a r foment y trodd y rhoddwyr haelionus eu cefnau gwaiiodd yr adynod yr arian yn y tafarn agosaf." Ni charem diyweyd hyn am arian y concert hwn. Ond pwy all ein beio am gredu peth fully nad yw y sawl sy'n gyfrifol yn dewis rhoi goieuni? Os gormod iddynt hwy yw qlU(O, gormod i'r cyhoedd yw pe dio ambeu eu cywirdtb. Pvvy yw y tiysorydcl ? Pwy yw yr ysgrifeny'.d ? A pliA-y sydd i archwilio y cyfrifon ? Ond dyna paham y beiddiwn ofyn dim am y dirgelion sydd eiido y bobl rhyfedd hyn ? Trueni Ii tl neb yn ymyr^e'.h a'u cyfrwystra a'u dirgelion. A ydyw yn debyg y clywir mwy son am y mudiad? Trick cyfrwys yw trefni i blant yr ysg.d werthu tccynou. Er h) n efallai mai buddiol yw i'r athrawon gjmeryd pwyll j n y fasnath. Aelhpwyd yn rhy bell gyda chyngerddd y piano. Yprydhwnw gosodwycl ar blant yr ysgol —0 bob enwad—i werthu. tocynau er cael elw i un capel. A ydyw yr athrawon yn ystyried yr hyn y maent yn wneud ? Diau ei bod yn bryd i rywrai arafu eu camrau. Kid yw yr ysgol i fod yn gerbyd i gario amcanion capel nac eglwys, os gwelwch yn dda. Os yw caeli gapel yn glir i rai bersonau, y mae mor wrthyn i eraill a chapel mewn piano. Mor wrthyn a h)ny ydyw ei dallu ar ysgol perthynol i'r plwyf. Gellir rneddwl fod rhai personau yn Mydiitn, ie ymneillduwyr mewn enw, wedi pen lerfynu, doed a ddelo. i wasanaethu yr egIwys ar draul liadd ymneillduaeth. A chredant ond iddynt gael enwau ychydig o wyr mawr yn nglun a'u bwiiadau fod hyny yn ddigon i roi taw ar bawb. Cam- syniad, gyfeillion. Gormod yw o'r dydd i wyr mawr giu pen neb fyno draethu ei len or g«estiynau cyhoeddus. Yr oedd cryn dipyn o r.iulrcyddiacth. ar y conceit, hwn. Yr auican oedd yn ddiau i datlu pairb am byth i ddyehryn. Dim perygl boys. 0:3 ydych chwi yn gaethion, nid fsily pawb. Daliodd rhai pobl fawr hefyd ar y faiiiaij yn y grand 7 concert hwn i ddangos eu hun a'u heidcla. Nice iawn, onide ? Gwncud i goncerc cyhoeddus wasanaethu amcanion personol (Lwy dlwyn yn mlaen bethau nasonid am dinynt arytl<r "Grand concert" meddai y bills. A rhyfedd mor grand Pe gelwid ef yn \gran'l penny show, bunsai yn fwy tebyg o fod yn wir. Drwg genyf dros y cliwaethus wisanaethasant yno. Gosodwyd y pris mor uchel a dau swllt, ac am btis felly gallesid disgwyl "giqnd concert mewn tref fel Caerfyrddin. Beth gafwyd yn Mydrim ? Nigger show. Disgwylid comic singer ) 1).0, ond ni <reuddwydt*yl am ymgaii i ddwyn yn mlaen minstrel entertainment. Pahnm y twyllir y bobl ? Paham y dywedid "grand e0ncert 0 bris dau swllt, a thynu dynion pirchusigael eu blino a'u snubio gan ty w glownish performance ? Ni charena ddvweyd dim yn anmharchus am y comic singers, I ond y mb-e i beb peth ei Ie, Os conceit, wal concert ac os minstrels, minstrels, Ond yn nglun a'r ysgol hon nid oes barch i hawliau na chwaeth y cyhoedd. Ystyr y grand concert hwn ydyw, Mwy o swn nag 0 wian." Diau fod eisiau i ryw scholars wybod ystyr y geiriau, eoncert a grand, adeallmeddwl ymarf^nd y diau gyda'u gilydd. Nid syndod yw fod sfreoleiddiwch yn cael ei aohosi pan mae dynion yn cael eu twyllo. *Yr oedd ihyw rai o'r dechreu yn ofni terfysg, unide ni fuasai yn meddwl am swydd >g cyhoeddus. Pa faint delir tybgd am gadw heddweh ? Mae gan y llywodraeth swyddogion heddweh, ac os am eu gwasanaeth i ddibenicn personol rhaid talu so much i'r llywodraeth, a chael caniatad yr awdurdodau priodd. Anghyfiiwnder a chantorion da a chwaethus ac insult i'w talentau ydyw eu gosod i gauu raewn shott b!aoh.i. Lie y byddo ffwlbri yn gymeradwy rlid oe gwerth er y chwaethus a'r dyrchafol. Y cantorion mwyaf llafurus, talentog, a chwaethus yw y rhai werthfawrogwyd leiaf yn Mydrim. Y blacks cedd y cwbl. A little nonsense now'atid then Is relished by the best of men. Ond paham na roddir eu henwau priodol i bethau, yn hytraih na bod twyll yn mhob peth. I hyn y mac'n d'od, pe y cynhelid cyngherdd hlacks buasai rhaid dodi y pris o dair ceiniog lawr i geiniog. 11n peth oedd ysi angenrheidiol yma cyn bod chwaeth wedi d'od i'r man ieelaf, a thwyll wedi codi i'r man uwchaf, a dyma fe, boxing context:, Prin yr ystyiir nn ffair yn ffasiynol heh fod boxing shorn ynddi. A lie yr otdd cymaint o ddilyn clowns y fflir, dill- gwyliai rhywrai yno am weled y boxing gloces ac ymdrech yn y noble art" (/) Wel, os am bethau rhyfedd, Mydrim am dani. Os am gau allan ddynion ymdrechu goleuo a dysgu, pa le fel Mydrim nm wneud hyny ? Ond dyna yn roha Ie ond yn Mydrim y ctir pwyllgor yr. ddigon hyf i ddewia ei hunan A pha le arall yn y byd y ceir pwyllgor heb awdurdod yndd) yn weision ufudd: i arch-offeiriadaeth ? Hawiia y gyfroith fed y cyfrifoai fod yn agored i bawb dewis i'w gweled. Dywed y Code fod rhybudd i'w oecd ar ddrws yr ysgoldy ar adeg neillduol yn hysbysu yr amser y bydd Y llyfrau yn agored i'w gweled. A j oea peth felly yn cael ei wneud yn Mydrim 1 AtebHl y sawl sydd wedi Pa fodd, tybed yn Mydrim mae "form nine yn cael eu llajiw r Mae y form hon wedi d'od yn enwog yn dJiweddar am fod twjll ofFeiriadaeth yng nglyn a hi wedi ei ddadlenu. Mae rhai wedi ell dal yn llanw y form gan dlodi cymaint a chymaint at hyn a'r llall, pan yr oedd llawer o'r arian yn myn'd i'r boced. Un llaw yn llanw y form ag inc, a'r llall yn llanw y llogell ag aiiin. Dywed eu bod yn talu so much i'r ysgolfeistr a hwythau efallai yn cadw <50 percent. o'r cash. A lhag ofn yr awdurdodau yr oedd yn rhaid i'r qaeistr fod yn ddistaw er yn gwybod am y twyll. Sut y mae "form nina "Do chyfrifon eraill yn cael eu trin yn Mydrim ? Wei, arglwyddiaeth y coeg bwyllgor wyr, ie, os gwyddant hefyd. Gofyna y gyfraith am ysgrifenydd yn abl, ac i wneud pob gohebiaath perthynol i'r Yigol, ond yma rhaid taflu hyn ar atnraw. Cynllun tebyg i'r camwri y mae y National Union of Teachers wedi ei ddwyn i'r golwg. Profant fod canoedd o yagol- feistri dan ffawJ a dwin yr offeiriad ac yn gorfod cynneu tan a goleuo can wyliau yn yr eglwys, canu y gloch, casglu y degwm, a bod wrth law Mrs OfLiriad i wneud y peth welo hi yn dda. Pwy fydi a chwajit bod yn feistr tra bo'r offeiriadaeth fel hyn ? Da genym weled fod Undeb yr Ysgol- fei^tri yn codi i amddiffyn eu hawliau. Eglul brofant nad ydynt dan orthrwm Y11 yr ysgolion Ivwodrae'.hir gan y bobl megis ysgolion y byrddau. Ynt: n^liyfaifod y South Wales District of Teachers yn Llsrul y y Sadwrn diweddaf, gwnaeth yr athrawon yn dra gwrol. Wrth gwrs, ceisiodd y Hector Williams waedu areithiau rai lefarodd dros gylhwndeI. BIl yn ddigon anfoneddigaidd i wneud ymoj-odiad annheilwng arnynt, ond buasai yn well id(l > beidio, cafodd amser twym yn ei araeth. S;ii.i<a<,t yu ddewr. Well done, boys. Chwith yw meddwl fod offeiriivid naor drahaus yug nglyn ag ysgolion, a gvvyddis rhywbeti1 am hypy yn Mydrim. Dymunol yw gwe!ed yr yrsgoUeistri fel corph yn gwerthfawrogi y rhyddid ddygwyd iddynt gan Rryddfrydwyr. Maent i'wcanmol am wrthwynebu y addysg preeenol yr hwn nad yw yn ddim end Ewyllys Offeiriad Mae yn eu plith hwythau, g-yaethnf y njocld, frodyr heb fod yn ffydd lawn i'r profession. Amtell un er idda gael rhyddid gwell ganddo fyn'd yn ol i gaethiwad y prneu canwyllau, acto'r clochydd, a llyfu traed offeiriaid, a thwtion i Mra Holy Orders. Gan fod y cyfryw yn pender- fynu rhoi good-bye i rhyddid a myn'd i gaethiwed a fyddant cystal a pheido ceisio llusgo eraill gan- ganddynt ? Yn wir, bwyllgor bach, a phlwyfoliou Mydrim oil, mae'n llawn bryd i ohwi agor eich llygaid i draws- arglwyddiaeth offeiriadaeth. Mao Mesur Addysg Gorst ynddo ei hun yn ddigon i argyhoeddi pob Cymro ystyriol, ac yn neillduol ymneillduwyr, mai amcsji yr Egl.vya ydyw llyncu pawb iddi ei hun, D.fodi ymneillduaeth wedi costi gwaed, a gosod yr offeiriad YIi. deyrn drwg yr holl wlad. Dywedodd offeiriad Mydrim yn y cwrdd plwyfol am lythyron yr ysgol Beth bynag sydd wedi yrnddangos yn y papyr y mae yn anwiredd noeth," ond aid yw y boneduwr wedi profi hyny etc. Gosoder yr araeth hon at e: araeth ) 11 y Journal am Mai y cyntaf, yna ceir gwel'd fod Vicar Mydrim, hyd y gall ef, yn ystyried y dylai yr iau eglwysig fod ar war pawb drwy'r byd. Dichon fod y pwyllgor wcdi teimlo o herwydd tntodiaeth yr ygol, ond dda et", cei&iwch godi i yrneud rhy wbeth fyddo yn dwyn rhyddid a lies cyffredinol i gymdeil.has. Peidiwcb derbyn gormod o sebon meddai mae hwnw yn thad ddigon yn y plwyf hvn. Mae stfyilfa y v. lid yn b'esenol yn gofyn a-n i ddynion fed ) n eftro. Y, mat cynllun eich pwjllgor yn un anheilwng iawn. 'I Ceieiwch ddechreu diwygio fan hyn. Gall gweithiwr fyned i bob swydd arnll o'r parish Council hyd Dy y Cyffredin, ond yma dim (It-rygll weithiwr fjael'ei cUwyn i fewn. Y mae yn y plwyf lawee o waithwyi tra theilwng at bethau fel hyn. Khoddwch chwareu teg i bliwb. Mynwch y pwyllgor i gael ei ddewis gan y plwyf. Yr eidd?ch, WATKIN. .0,0
LJandilo Tctty Sessions. SATUUUAV.—Before Messrs L. N. Powell, H. Herbert, and Major Thomas.
ILLEGAL FISHING. Thomas Jones was charged with illegal fishing. Mr T. G. Williams appeared for the complainant. Edward Bellamy deposed that he was a game- keeper to Lord Emlyn. On Good Friday he saw the defendant on the banks of the Tvwy between Dryslwyn Bridge fishing. Witness spoke to him about fishing there, and defendant said be was not aware he was trespassing. Ho had three fish in his basket, of which one was a trout. Defendant was fined 2s (id and 8J Gel costs. He did not appear. THE DRINK. Morris Edward: for being drunk and disorderly, was fined £1, including costs, and, as there were were previous convictions, he was warned that in the event of another appearance he would probably be sent to piison. Thomas Powell, on the charge of P.C. Mitchelmore, admitted being drunk at Llandilo on the 14th of Defendant was fined 10s 6d. Joseph Thomas, for a like offence at Ammanford, at the instance of Sergeant Davies was)ined i5 and costs. ALLEGED ASSAULT. James Thomas was charged with assaulting Thomas Rees. Mr T. G. Williams appeared for the com- plainant and Mr Nicholas for defendant. Thomas Rees, collier, Capel Henry, deposed that on the 12th of May he saw James Thomas in the front of his house. Defendant said he wished: witness to come out for him to give witness a sound thrashing. Defendant went away. The next morning, going to work, defendant and his brother overtook witness. Defendant accused witness of saying something about him and threatened again to thrash him. In a while after further wrangling defendant struck and kicked witness. In defending himself, witness mighi have struck defendant. Witness was on the ground. He was in a weak state of health for the past two years. He had a slight mark on the left hip as the result of a kick.—By Mr Nicholas Witness did not know that defendant wore a coat that morning, but the waistcoat he wore he tcok it off. The mark on the hip was of the size of a penny. It was not a birth mark. Witness went to his work, and down to th, pit to work. His uncle, Mr Rees, came down to the pit. He told his uncle about it, and as a result witness left the pit, and went to Llandilo to get a summons. Witness had no injury except that received on the hip.-R9-examined by Mr Widiams He had blows besides the kick, but they did nut injure him much. Eli^-vbeth Re "3, Tanybryn, Llandilo, deposed to hearing the threat on the lljth.—Mr Nicholas objected to evidence of the kind. W. Thomas deposed that on the 14th of May he saw a bruise on complainant's left thigh. Witness had known complainant to be in ill health for years. D. Daniel, collier, Llanedy, deposed to seeing defendant in the pit, and asked why he had beaten complainant. Defendant said be bad not done much harm to him, although he had given him a few clout?.—By Mr Nicholas: The reason why witness asked about the row was that complainant and witness were friends. He believed the quarrel was about women, Mr Nicholas said the case was trivial and bsurd, The defendant in the last case, James Thomas, in a cross-summons, charged the previous complainant with an assault. James Thomas deposed to seeing Rees going on before him to his work. Rees slackened his pace for complainant to catch him up. Witness complained to defendant of talking cf him and his wife, and Rees struck witness on the left breast. Witness then hit him back. They had a "set-to," and witness gave him a few blows Rees was not on the ground at all and was not kicked. Witness had no ill-feeling against Rees.—By Mr Williams The talk got hot, and witness supposed that li es thought he a better man than witness. Rees had threatened to thrash witness. Witness had been summoned twice before for assaults. Settling them had cost him about 17s 6d. Evan Thomas, a brother of the last witness, gave corroborative evidence. Thomas Rees was on the ground but he saw no kicking. Rees was the first to strike.—By Mr T. G. Williams James Thomas got Rees down, and left him then. They went all to their work after. He believed his brother was truthful. If his brother said Rees was not on the ground he had not told the truth. Witness asked his brother to stop beating Rees. He did not wish them to fight. His brother was in the habit of getting out of temper. The cases were dismissed. IN SEARCH OF GAME. Thomas Evans was charged with being in search of game at Pantglas. The keeper depobed tha defendant admitted searching for a rabbit. He had no dog with him, but simply a gun. Defendant said be thought it no harm, and had a license.—Joined 2s lid and costs. NEGLIGENT DRIVING. Daniel Davies, Glyn-terrace, Ammanford, was charged with driving a cart and horse without reins. Defendant, in reply to the charge, said he had a single-rein.—Sergeant Evan Davies proved the caso. He had cautioned defendant, Fined Is and costs. Herbert Griffiths was also proved by Sergeant Davies to have been committed the same offence, Dear Ammanford Colliery. He had been repeatedly cautioned.—Fined 2s 6d and costs. A TROUBLESOME BOY. Isaac Griffiths eaid he was the father of David John Grrifliihs, agad ninp. The lad's mother was dead, and his eldest daughter. 17 of age, kept the house for him. He had no cause of complaint against the defendant except that he could not get him to attend school. He sent him to school with his eldest sister, but he was too sharp for her and escaped.—The Head Constable and Superintendent Philipps supported the father's application of having the child sent to an Industrial School. The child was a thief, but this the father denied.—The bench thought it absurd that the father could not control a child 9 years of age.— The Clerk said it would be better if an application was made by the School Board for an attendance order, and if that failed, they could deal with him.— The bench dismissed the application, and advised that the attendance officer should be eommunicated with. CHARGE AGAINST A YOUNG AMMANFORD GrHL. Anne Stephens was charged with obtaining money fraudulently. Anne Jones, wife of J. C. Jones, Now Inn, Ammanford, deposed that on the 21th of April last Anne Stephens called at her house about (J o'clock in the morning. She said her mother had sent her there for the loan of half-a-?overeign. Witness knew her pjother and gave the half-sovereign. Her mother had on a previous occasion had the loan of 5s of her. On the 30th of April the child called again, and said the half-sovereign she had had was for her sister, not her mother, and asked for the loan of a sovereign for her sister. Witness did not give the sovereign. Anne Stephen?, mother of the child, said she was a widow. The child was H years of She did not send the chihl to the jnn for the loan of any money. She did not know that her tJaghter sent either. Witness received no money with the child, and kpew nothing of it until she heard some tinio after wards. She did not know wlut the child had done with the money. P.C. Evan Davies deposed to apprehending the child that morning under a. warrant. When questioned by her mother, she said she had bought sqipe sweets and oranges in Bettws. Superintendent £ hijip;)ii said J;p had two other cases of the kind against the child. Rachel Edwards, 50, Wind-street, Ammanford, proved that in March last the child called with her, and JIl the pame way obtained eighteen pence from her. Later on ths child c dbd and asked for JGs for her mother to pay the rent. S1;1) gave it to her. Thomas Lewis Davies, Llandebie, proved that on the K)th of May the child came to him, and asked for the loan of half a-sovereign for her mother. He refused it. The mother agreed to bring tho child up again for punishment if called upon.
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A Signalman's Holidays, AN AMUSING LETTER. We extract the following letter from a London paper as it may be of interest to our Railway readers :— OUR THREE DAYS' LEAVE. "Well there," said our genial inspector to me one day, as he was leaving the threshold of my cabin, that's a question you can take up to justify your railway existence !He had been up to me with two square pieces of yellow paper, which, except under extra- ordinary circumstances, we only have the privilege of seeing but once a year, and which were to convey me from Padding-ton to Car- marthen and back. I summed up sufficient coinage to vent my indignation upon the company in allowing a clas" of important railwaymen, to which I belong, such a paltry holiday time as three days in the expression, it's nothing short of scandalous !— an abominable shame A murmur of condescending sympathy escaped the inspector's lips, and his reply was the suggestive sentence with which I have commenced my article. If there is one concession which really ought to be granted to signalmen it is six days; leave. What are three paltry days to a class of men confined like plants in glass-houses — with the difference that plants are cultivated, and we are deteriorated—men, upon whose shoulders rest responsibilities of the most paramount consequence—men who hold the lives of people, as it were, in their hands'? Three days in one year—fancv Why, 'tis monstrously unjust Where are the consciences of some of our adamantine- hearted directors ? We may take a wide survey of England and Wales, and, basing the comparison upon the superlative importance of our vocation, we can safely assert that no class of men is dealt with in the shabby and abominable manner in which we are in regard to this matter in particular —annual leave. We are physically in need of a week's holidays annually, in order that we may refresh and invigerate cur fatigued systems and return once more with tnens smui in corpore sano to pursue our monotonous routine of worrying and fatiguing labour. The nature of our vocation is by no means such as to ensure mens mna in corpore sruu). Look at the condition of some of our signal- men the ruddy glow of health seems to have deserted the faces of the greater number of them, and, instead of it, there is that no- colour-at-all complexion, so typical of un- healthiness besides, that expression—some- thing between dejection and despair, which a source of worry, irritation, and care has stamped upon their countenances, evince to every one that some of us are not the happiest of men. Now, the ordinary relief-man can be easily discriminated from the signalman by an acute observer. Owing to the knocking-about fresh-airing character of his multifarious duties—one day here—another there — associating with all sorts and conditions of men—constantly adding to his circle of acquaintances—plenty of vivacity-- plenty of fresh butter, eggs, and cheese, accelerated in their speed clown the relief- man's gullet into his capacious maw by the aid of Buckley's XXXX and Bass's stout, he has developed from the hypochondriacal condition into a delightful sample of ilesh and bone His unmentionables and tunic are filled to their greatest capacity by his peregrination and varied life, and it cheers your heart to come in contact with such a fully-developed genial specimen of the human race. I think that [ am perfectly right in attributing the cause of so much of that murkiness of complexion which we see in many signalmen to the fact that l-Mth of that cloud of dust which brings up the rear of a dashing express tmill--that cloud of black and foul dust which totally obscures the rear of the train, and adds such grand effect to its dashing, tearing speed—finds its way iijto the pulmonary bags of the signal- man, thereby impurifying his blood. If some of our Selfish officials and magnates were as ready to increase the salaries and holidays of the men as they are of their own, why, we would be a happy lot of men The immunities which some of our officials enjoy in the matter of holidays, and the enormous salaries they pocket, justify one in designating their vocations sinecures. We, signalmen, cannot all of us enjoy pure air nor adequate and beneficial exercise in our cabins. Now, I am an enthusiastic advocate of gymnastics as a means of preserving one's frame in proper trim, and, having a little space at my disposal in my cabin, I improvised a kind of trapeze for exercise, and the shelves of my cabin were ornamented with Indian-clubs, dumb- bells, and a good set of boxing gloves. The last-named articles I kept for a double purpose, viz., physical exercise, and a means of ridding myself of the Society of too inquisitive and objectionable an intruder—a class of fellows rather numerous in this suburb. But, alas I have been born under an unlucky star, and one day, while engaged in a severe glove contest with the carriage- cleaner, I succeeded in lodging a very severe blow in the vicinity of the carriage-cleaner's left eye--a blow which banged his head through the window. The loud crash of the glass struck the tympanum of another inspector's hare-like ears, and lie was on the scene in a crack He saw the gloves, and a blush crept o'er his Spartan countenance as his eagle eye caught sight of the trapeze, Indian-clubs, dumb-bells, and foils. Then 1 had the mortification of listening to a severe lecture on blackguardism, during the delivery of which the inspector brought to his aid the most pungent and acrimonious epithets of his whole vocabulary—yes, I stood there in tortures listening to the invective of that namby-pamby fellow*; whuni, in other circum- stances, my pugilistic science and muscular power would have crushed like a pig's liver in a sausage machine To try to impress upon the feeble mind of that Liliputian inspector that the use of those instruments he saw around him was in accordance with the rules for the preservation of health, and that such exercise conduced to men a xann "/1 eorpore sano (I am abusing this bit of Latin phrase) v. ere ljut throwing water on a duck's back," and four days afterwards-just as I was about thinking of paying my tailor for my new sllit-I was staggered to receive the following thunderbolt :— I To Signalman Mr ———— (the superintendent), in consideration of the immaculate character you have borne up to the present, and this misdemeanour being your first offence, has decided to deal with the case leniently, your bonus will be deferred for one year. I must inform you that a repetition of this groeo rniscondtfct wijl result in your instunt dismissal. Then followed an unintelligible signature like that of a great monarch, embellished with a circular puragh pf innumerable lines of various thickuesseis. But readers will please pardon that digression. I will now instance a few cases to prove my contention that with regard to the question of leave, we are dealt with shabbily, shamefully, unjustly, and abominably. Look at the mere boy clerk perhaps as many of them are a brainless fragment of humanity—strutting along like a young peacock, with an invoice in one hand and a pen in the other he walks into the office, and you observe how his heart expands like the dome of St. Paul's when he reads the superintendent's reply to the station-master, re the boy-clerk's holidays written in this tenour :— Dear Sir, I herewith enclose 2nd clsss parses for Mr —— (the hoy), and leave of abaence from duty from May 1st until May 15th. Yours truly, Ah a fortnight for that mere boy Three paltry days for a man old enough to be his grandfather—with fifty times his experience and knowledge Bah 'tis moustrous The gentleman known in official circles as the station inspector gets his blue passes and ten days. The inspector is allowed a fort- nigt-the superintendent a month-during which he may entertain his family with the magnificent sights of the Gay Parce," or the sceneries of Switzerland. The signalman three days—why, I gnash my teeth to think that in this matter we are placed on the same footing as the platelayer I Well, take for instance the perambulating ofiicial lte postman, a man, who, in the course of his daily duties is afforded unlimited opportunity to inhale into his system a copious supply of oxygen, and by that means ensure a pure supply of blood circulating through his system, which, of course, redounds to a clear and healtv brain. If this peripatetic item of humanity has the misfortune to been un- friendly terms with his digestive apparatus, he has unlimited scope for exercise, fresh air, and vivacious life to clear away all obstruc- tions, and bring himself and his stomachic mechanism into trim again, thereby ensuring cheerfulness and happiness. Not so with the signalman The signalman is bound in his cage for 12 hours every day, and that every day throughout the year. During that t,me he is popping from this place to the other, and knocking his anatomical frame out of order by violent struggles with bars of steel, and the oppressive sense of the grave responsibilities incumbent upon him still retains possession of his mind when he is at his supper, ensconced beneath his own roof. 1 leave my cabin every evening at 7, and when I reach home it is 7.30. It is <"errib?« to admit it but my wife is a regular virago, and I have to possibiv admit to petticoat-govern- ment. Then I am told that after supper, or before supnev, "You must go down to Harrow-road for a lb of onions, and when you come back you'll have to do so and so, or scrub the bed-room floor, or whitewash the pantry wall, or sew some buttons on little Willie's trousers while I go and see Mrs Jones next door about that slandering business And the dispatch with which these multifarious jobs must be executed is invariably impressed upon my mind in the words, "and look sharp about it, too:" Now you cannot call that sort of slavery and drudgery exercise can yer, eh ■ It ai'nt pleasant exercise to be slaving yer precious bit of carcase in obedience to the tyranny of yer spartan hetter-h<df! jly grandfather advises me to get a divorce—1 have not decided. About a month pieviousto the day upon which I intend taking my holidays, she commences, and continues until the holiday- day arrives to drive me to the verge of desperation with such questions as What did yer inspector say to yer i" "Can we go ?" How long shall yer get V' relieve yer ]" and fifty others, until the day finally arrives. At last we make for the station with our bag and baggage,^ and those cruel porters somewhat sarcastically demand, with a sardonic grin playing on their lips, "Are yer going to France for a mont hi" Well, we arrive at our destination. After you have had 30 minutes to take breath, you become a victim to that terrible how-do-yer- doing-pump-handle-exarciso which lasts for about an hour, during which you think how far better it would be to be back pulling those levers again than to he dislocating your arm like this. For another hour you sit down trying to answer a regular battery of questions and eat your supper simultaneously, until you are glad to hear someone say You must be tired —here's your candle—your bed- room first on the landing." You are invited to see your friend next day, and when you return in the evening you are staggered by those terrible words from the mouth of your vixenish better-half, "We must pack up, Augustus and the next day you are in the train rapidly making for home. Then I am racked to tortures with the most abusive harangue, and such pungent despairing sentences as Why the deuce did I marry yer and the next day Mrs Jones next door drives me into a fit of despair when she somewhat ivonoally says, 4t Hope yer enjoyed yer holidays, Mr ———— It seemed as if we had only been to Brighton for a day And that is what they call 3 days annual leave Bah it is scandalous I remember when I was a young man in the prime and exuberance of my pride and glory, I was invited to pay a visit to my relatives- affluent people in nourishing circumstances, who moved in rather a fashionable circle in York. To put myself on a par with them, I parted with it couple of bonuses, and jumped into a frock-coat and top-hat, and, to act thu role to perfection, when I got to my de.-v:ina- tion I gave a fellow half-a-crown for dri v ing me to the mansion in which my wealthy relatives lived. I saw at once v upon my arrival that my relatives occupied a position in the beuu-iitoii'l'' to which, in my vocation, I could never hope to attain. In the evening I was introduced to quite a galaxy of people. I was introduced to a Mr S- ■, cousin to Lord In the course of conversation tiiis gentleman informed me that he was studying for the legal profession at the Inns- ot-Court, and he summed up his disgust of law in the expression, The study is barbarous—absolutely barbarous After a little parley-vooing he expressed the unalloyed pleasure it gave him to become acquainted with a person of such kindred tastes as myself, and I assured him with a cordial shake of hands that the feeling was hearily reciprocated. He then commenced insinuating as to my j>rofession.. I glanced around furtively— seeing none of my relatives near I replied in all academical tone, with seemingly unaffected Itntdinh, that 1 intended blossoming into a "pale young curate," and that I was .now pursuing my classical studies at Oxford. Then we both laughed. But the conversation reached a climax, and to extricate myself from the maze into which I had deliberately led myself, I broached a more interesting topic. Ah he said, Conversazione at Lord ———— tomorrow night- pray do come Really," I said., "even upon so short an intimacy, I have become sh attached to you that it is with profound regret I say that it is absolutely impossible to comply with your wishes an important engagement compels me to return to London tomorrow night !Yes, thø secret of the important ewjayement lay between the pages of my pocket-book in a square yellow piece of paper—a pass. Yes, my acquaintance with thnt distinguished gentleman was nipped in the bud ny the harrowing fact contained in a pompous letter that Signalman ———— must return on duty on May —. That night I bundled my trapp- ings into a compartment of the Down Express and sank into a fit of hypociiondriasin—- absolute uneasy and despair, and cursed my stars that 1 had ever joined the railway. Yes, confreres, we are regarded by the company as mere mechanical-automatic-itema of humanity. Ah let's commiserate with the poor signalman who is a victim to any ail* rnent which a lack of fresh air and adequate o physical exercise is calculated to aggravate. I have written to 110 purpose—nay, even wasted your space if I have not convinced your readers that we are absolutely in need of a week's holidays--that 3 days are not « blessing, but a curse, and I hope that I have aroused the savage and explosive indignation of my confreres to that extent, that they will at once subscribe their names to a petition which we ought, as soon as the silvery line to the dark cloud of depression which has been hanging us appears, to forward to our austere directors with the sanguine hope of increasing to 6 what is at present but a paltry ALFRED AVHIJSTUS DUBOIS, Queen's Park, W,
TALLEY. TIIE above parish has been pre It/ 'ivc;y during the past week. At Cwiuda iviptist Chanel a cymaufa took place, under tho leadership tf tho well-known Mr \V T Samuc?, cf Swansea. Alltha meetings were full to overfiovwGjr, and the sitting of a high f-tandatd. Two tby" afterwards a Pwuc of tin; Sunday Sohooli nt L'.ausawel and Tt.lky met at IiFgairnaut Chapel, and again the crowded cong«egation testified to the immense hold these institutions have upon the Welsh. Tha reciting jmd ansrwerir. <>f questions reflected ?roat credit on all concerned in their preparation. On Whit-Monday the annual joint turn-out of tho two clubs at Talley, viz Ancient Britons and. Odd- fellows, took place. Divine servieo was attended at Cwrnuu Chapel, and an appropriate sermon preached by HC7 D Pugh, M A. The procession, in full regalia, heasicu by Tailey Drum and Fifo Band (leader, Mr D W Criiiiths), ealled at the housea of Mr T Rees, D.C and Mr D Long Pric, Edwinaford. The usual inner was provided by MrIT Griffiths at the Edwiosford Arm?, tind full justice done to the plentiful tupply of good things After the accounts had been gone over. toasts and Bpcec-h-makinjy lilted up a pleasant evemu/j. CADDCKY'S COCOA is not only a stimulating and refreshing drink, it is also a nutritious food, pri bably more nourishing than any ether beverage. Cad bury's is absolutely pure—110 alka'ies being usfd as in many of the so-called l-ure foreign Cccoas.