Rhyl County Court. J FRIDAY Before His Honour Judge Sir Horatio I jLloyd and Oliver George, Esq., Registrar. A QUESTION OF COSTS. Mr Joseph Lloyd applied to His Honour that a sum of ten shillings, witness' costs, which had been allowed to the defendant in the case of Foulkes v Pickersgill should be disallowed. This was an action heard at the last court in which the plaintiff succeeded on the claim and the defendant partially succeeded on a counter claim which he had filed. The Registraar had allowed defendant costs as witness but he contended as defendant in the action he had failed, while in regard to the counter-claim the rule provided that he should be treated as a plaintiff and as such he was not entitled to costs as a witness. The Judge upheld this contention and disallowed the costs of attendance granted to the defendant. THE METHODS OF INSURANCE COM- PANIES. HOW POOR PEOPLE ARE DUPED. Mr F. J. Gamlin said he had an application to make in respect to an action in which he appeared against the Pearl Life Assurance Company, whose head offices are in London, and who had agents ramifying all over the country getting insurance policies effected on the life of individuals, inducing parents to insure their children, children their parents, brothers their sisters, and sisters their brothers. He had as an application to make to His Honour under section 119 for extra costs to be allowed to him under the following circumstances. His client was a respectable servant girl in service at No. i Victoria Avenue, Prestatyn, and some years ago she insured I her father in the Pearl Life Assurance Company. She kept up the payments for some years and ultimately when her father died the money was paid to her. The agent of the Pearl Assurance Company went to her in tne month of June, 1900, and got her to take out a policy on the life of her brother, John Griffiths, of Ardd Ddu, Picton, Llanasa. representing that il she paid threepence a week on a little book which he gave her he would give her a policv. and on the death of her brother$he wovud be entitled to the sum of35. Everything went en as happily ts marriage bells so icng as the girl paid threepence a week which she did regularly. But unfortunately her brother was killed by being crushed by the falling cf a roof of a coal mi,e at Point of Ayr colliery on the 23rd April last. Thereupon she sent an intimation to the Assurance Company of the fact of her brother s death and claimed to be entitled and to be paid the sum oi £ lS 3s. under the policy. The agent came to see her, took away her policy and her receipt book so that she had absolutely nothing to show that she had paid anything in any shape or form. The agent told her that the Company repudiated all liability for the payment to her of any money, and therefore, could not recognize her claim at all. Her mistress very kindly interested herself on her behalf and laid the facts before him I Ir Gamlin). On the 10th of May he wrote to the Insurance people demanding payment of the claim £ l3 3s. and complaining that the agent should have taken away the policy and the premium book. They wrote in reply on the 13th of May in which they declined to acknowledge the case as a claim as the policy was a gambling one and void in law, and even if all were right his client could not give them a legal charge. If he (Mr Gamlin) considered that his client had a claim against the Company they requested him to send proof of death. This he (Mr Gamlin. did ar.d asked that the Company should send back the policy and the premium book pointing cut that they have no right to retain them. They did so stating that they had no wish to retain these documents as he seemed to suppose. He wrote to the Company stating that unless they paid the iS 3s. ha would put them in the County Court, and in reply they referred him to their letter of the 13th cf May. No doubt the position they took was a correct one in law, that was to say a sister had no insurable interest in the life of her brother, and strictly speaking they had a right to take the course they had. But he thought it was a case that ought to be made well known to people in humble circum- stances. It was the practice of this Company and he believed of other Companies to send their agents up and down the county to get relatives to insure each ether. Everything was alright so long as the premiums paid amounted to something like the claim. and the Company had enjoyed the use and the interest of the premium for all the years. But when as in this case an unfortunate accident happen- ed, and the amount payable was very much in excess cf the amount pa:d in premium the Companies turned around and stood on their strict legal rights Recognising that he could not obtain payment of claim he rut the Company in the County Court fer the sum of £2 12. I The juu5e: rer the return of the money paid in premiums ? Mr Gamlin said that was so. But he also made a statement in the claim which if the Company were mainly and straight forward they would come before H:s Honour to defend. He claimed for Z i2s. for money's received by the defendant from the plaintiff upon misrepresentations made by the defendant's agents. The Company had not the courage to come into court to meet that statement, and had five days previously paid the money into court so as to avoid publicity being given to the matter. Under section 119, the Judge could grant costs on a higher scale however small the amount in dispute provided it involved some novel question, or was of importance to some class or body of people, or was of general public interest. He thought this case was of im- portance to people in humble circumstances.— The Judge: It applies to a great many people besides people in humble circumstances. Mr Gamlin said he had some trouble in getting up the case and he asked His Honour to allow him £ 2 2s. for special costs. The Judge said he should be glad to do it as he thought it was a case under which he could do it morally. But he did not think it could be done legally. The woman had paid the money under a mistake of law and in those-circumstances was lucky to gt:t theZ2 12s. back. CLAIM FOR RENT IN ADVANCE. CURIOUS PROCEEDINGS. Messrs H. Percival Williams and D. Treahearn claimed of Mr and Mrs Pugh, of Bedford Street, Rhyl, the sum of £j ios., being three months rent in advance of No. Bedford Street, due on the tst of May. Mr H. Percival Williams was for the plaintiff, and Mr F. J. Gamlin for the defendant. Mr Percival Williams said the male defendant had obtained possession of the premises from him under false pretences. He said that as soon as he was in possession of the shop he would stock it with boots and shoe, thereby, leading him to believe that there would be goods there on which he could levy distress. He had entered into possession of the shop, and had painted the window, the shop being empty while he used the back premises for a repairing business which was, of course, not the kind of business that should be carried on in premises of this kind. Finding out that he was an undesirable tenant, they made an arrangement with a certain client of theirs who would take possession of the premises and pay the defendant the sum cf £$if he would hand over possession. He said he would consider the matter and subsequently wrote to say that as he could not find a suitable place at the present time he must continue the tenancy for the present. What they now sued him was for £ 5 ios. one quarter's rent due in advance in accordance with the terms of the agree- ment. He would take judgment for ^"5 xos. payable by instalments ofCI ics. a month in order to give the defendant a chance, and if he made default he should apply to His Hounour for an ejectment order. The bailiff of the County Court had inspected the premises to ascertain what his stock was, and he intimated that the value of every- thing on the premises would not exceed £1. Under those circumstances a distress was out of question. Mr D. Trehearn cr.e cf the plaintiffs, gave evidence in support of Mr Williams' statement. Cross-examined by Mr Gamlin He did not think he was present when the agreement was signed. Mrs Pugh was made a co-tennant because they did not consider that Mr Pugh was a good substantia! .1 tenant, and there was a letter from Mrs Pugh's solicitors showing that she had some means. Defendant would never be able to pay the rent because he had not a /"t worth of goods in the place. If he would give up possession now they would fnr°~o the rent that had accrued. '^Mr* Gamlin: I believe that \0U and your Cti<- plaintiff have been humbugging the man a great deal.—No, it is just the other Way abbtot. This is a letter from vouf solicitor and Co-plaintiff's, dated 19th May, Sir, We are in recept of yours of the 18th inst. According to the agreement made between us, you must pay us your rent in advance, and if you do cot do so jvithjn 21 days we can re-enter possession." Is^that "\rue y_I am not a solicitor and I leave that to liirn. The letter continues. So we write to inform you that if the quarters' rent be not paid by the 24th inst we shall put the bailiff in possession and seize your goods and we shall also demand the key and aject you," Did you intend to do that — Yes, if thefj was anything to seize* And to elect him ? —Yes. Mr H. P. Williams having giveh evMttce as to the signing of the agreement by the patties. Mr Gamlin said his client had been charged with obtaining the shop by false pretences, with being an Undesirable tenant, and had applied to him all sorts ot undesirable epithets. Defendant was an honest respectable man, but unfortunately for him he was poor, and there was also cast upon him the obligation cf maintaining seven little children. Plaintiffs had made full inquiries into defendant's position befefre accepting him as elant. He had meant to 3tart business in a modest and careful way. True he could not afford to liberally furnish the place and decorate it. Plaintiffs themseives had left it in a shocking condition. Mr D. Trehearn Nonsense, why don't you tell the truth. Mr Gamlin I shall ask His Honour to order you out of the court unless you behave yourself properly. Proceeding, he said the premises were only provided with one closet between the two houses and the children and attendants of the other tenant had access to it. The back was strewn with rubbbh and an accumulation of matter that required removal. but it was neither here nor there. Defendant had j not been able to furnish the place through lack of means to the satisfaction of the landlord, and as soon as he entered into possession they tried to get him out in some way or other. First ef all they offered £5 to get rid of him, because he presumed they had got a man who would pay a little more rent for the premises. Having tailed that way they threatened to put the bailiff in his house and to eject him without bringing any action at law. He characterised the letter conveying that threat as about the most extraordinary he had ever read. Now they sued him for c 5 ios for rent due in advance, having abandoned their alter- native claim for possession. In support of their claim they produced an agreement signed by the defendant which stipulated that the rent should be paid in advance. Ha would ask His Honour to say, after hearing the evidence, that the defendants were misled into signing that agreement, it being represented that the clause as to payment in advance was only a matter of form, and that he would never be asked for payment of the rent in advance. For- tunately there was an independent witness present at the time who would corroborate that. If persons were allowed to get an agreement signed in that manner and repudiate their statement two or three month" later he did not know where they would stand as business men. Evidence was given to the effect that Mr Williams stated that the defendants would not be called upon to pay the rent in advance by the defendants and Mr Warren Taylor. The Judge said that upon the evidence he could not go outside the agreement. If the defendants had any serious-objection to the clause stipulating for pay- ment in advance they ought not to have signed the agreement. There would be judgment for plaintiffs j for the amount claimed payable by instalments of 30s. a month. CURTAIN AD VERTISING IN RHYL. Harold Charles Lamb, painter and decorator, Rhyl, claimed from Messrs Brooks and Walker, of Cheapside Chambers, Bradford, the sum of 6t6 ios. for work done. Mr F. J. Gamlin for the plaintiff said that the defendants were a firm who went to different places like Rhyl, Llandudno and Colwyn Bay, and secured from the managers of theatres and halls the advertis- ing rights on the drop curtain of the theatre, paying them a certain amount for the privilege. They would then approach the various tradespeople in the town to take spaces. fhe defendants secured the advertising rights on the curtain of the Queen's Palace, Rhyl, and instructed the plaintiff to paint the different advertisements thereon. He sent in an estimate for the sum of £ "r6 ios. which was accepted. He did the work and applied for payment; and as he could get no satisfaction he instructed him (Mr Gamlin) to apply for payment. They replied on the 12 th May stating that their local agent complained of bad work, and in consequence of complaints received from their clients at Rbyl, they were deferring payment of their account until they knew what the cost of repainting would be. He did not feel disposed to allow them to dictate as to whom they should pay the money and had, therefore, sued them for the amount now claimed. The plaintiff having given evidence was cross- examined by Mr Fawcett, defendants' manager. He said he received instructions to do the work from the defendants' agent. He did not remember his name but he lived at 5 Lilly Terrace, Rhyl. Mr Fawcett: You have not got him here. Mr Gamlin You know that he is in gaol on the prosecution of your firm. Mr Fawcett said that the plaintiff had never had any communication with the defendants with respect to the matter in any shape or form, except the letter from his solicitor demanding payment. Mr Gamlin: How long have you been in their employ in Rhyl ? Mr Fawcett: I have beenlhere since Southern was taken away. Mr Gamlin: Do you swear that the plaintiff has not had direct communication with the firm ? Mr Fawcett: I do. Mr Gamlin Are you saying now what is absolutely true or what is absolutely false ? Mr Fawcett: This is my telegram from them. Mr Gamlin Never mind your telegram. Do you mean to suggest that a respectable firm has asked you to come here to perjure yourself. Here is a letter from Messrs Brooks and Walker to the plaintiff acknowledging the receipt of the estimate and giving certain instructions. Evidence was given by Mr George Bell and Mr A. Crompton to the effect that the work was excellently done, especially considering the texture of the curtain, and the price was most reasonable. His Honour gave judgment for the full amount claimed with costs.
■ o§o Welsh News in Brief. There was no criminal business at Anglesey Assizes on Friday. Mr Wynne, stationmaster at Buxton, has been appointed stationmaster at Llandudno Junction, in succession to Mr Benbow, who has been promoted to Oxford. Fifteen officers and 750 men of the 2nd South Wales Borderers returned to England from South Africa last week. Two hundred of the men have been in South Africa since the beginning of the war. Mr Winston Churchill has promised to attend a series of meetings in Wales during the summer vacation. Amongst other places he will appear at Carnarvon with Mr Lloyd-George, and at Llandud- no with Mr William Jones. The Denbighshire (Hussars) Imperial Yeomanry broke up its camp at Llanfairfeehan on Friday. The inspecting officer. Colonel Fowle, of the 21st Lancers, expressed himself as gratified with what he had seen in the course of his inspection of the regiment. After a service of twenty-six years, Mr Jones, stationmaster at Three Cocks Junction, has retired. Mr Jones's record is an interesting one; he entered the service of the Cambrian Railways Company just after the cutting of the first sod forty-three years ago and filled positions in all grades from navvy and platelayer to stationmaster. An en- thusiastic volunteer, be wears the long service medal, and on three occasions has represented his company (13nilth Wells) at the National Rifle Asso. ciation gatherings. Principal Roberts and the Rev. Mortimer Green appeared before the Merioneth County Council at its quarterly meeting at Bala, on Wednesday, as a deputation from the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, to lay the claims of the Welsh Library at Aberystwyth to recognition in the event of a museum grant being allocated to Wales, and a resolution was unanimcusly passed in favour of the views expressed by the deputation. A conference of Welsh members of Parliament, representatives of County Councils, and Welsh educational bodies, met at the House of Commons on Thursday week to consider a draft scheme for a Welsh National Museum and Library. The scheme recommended that the buildings and income of the museum and library should be vested in the Welsh Joint Committee appointed ander section 17 of the Education Act, 1902, and that the locality of the museum and that of the library should be deter, mined by an arbitrator or arbitrators appointed by the irivy Council, with due consideration of the amount of local assistance given. The manage- ment of the museum and libruiiv, under general ordinances to be made by the Welfch Joint Com- mittee, is to be committed t* board Or boards the constituting wbfoh shall be determined by the COffiaktt? with the approval of the Lord President of i?rivy Council, provided that not less t han a tMrd of the members of the board be appointed by the Court of the University of Wales. Colonel Pryce-Jones expressed an opinion in favour of con. trol by the University Court, but after entering; a claim for the rights of minorities he concluded by supporting the proposal of the scheme, which Was thereupon passed unanimously. o|T
WHAT IS THE VALUE OF THE r CANADIAN PREFERENCE'? O-NF, of the main arguments of "Tariff Reformers is that the Colonies are anxious to develop closer trade relations with the Mother Country. According to Mr. Chamber- lain, the Colonists have "made an offer" of the terms on which they are prepared to enter into a commercial union on lines similar to that of the German Zollverein. Although he has been challenged repeatedly to state when any such offer has been made, Mr. Chamber- lain has chosen to preserve a discreet silence on the subject. The facts are simply that Canada and New Zealand have chosen to frame tariffs which, while completely protect- ing their own manufacturing industries, allow British goods to enter their markets subject to the payment of duties more favourable than those to which competing foreign goods are liable. They have done this in their own interest, and not in tin- least from any pariicuhir affection for thf manufacturers of Great Britain. Sir "Wilfrid Laurier, the Canadian Premier, has frankly admitted that in granting to the Mother Country a prefer- ence of one-third the Colony took that step without any expectation of reciprocal treatment. Indeed, it is obvious that so long as the tariff wall is left sufficiently high to afford ndequate protection to the Cnuudmu manufacturers the value of such a gift must lie very snviil. luis shewn that the gain to the British manufacturer from the Canadian f preference ecu very questionable. British exports to Canada have; it is true, increased since 1807. when the sl.,tci-ii canie hito opera- tion. But in a period of rapidly-expanding trade, from abroad are to he looked for. Pi ci- no preference, therefore. Britisu trnue with Canada was bound to increase. But other countries have extended their trade with Canada without a preference to a greater extent than we bin e with the preference. Ceiioany has increased hers frcm to and France fioia Still IT ore reiuarkable is the of trade between Canada and the United States oliving the period covered by the preference. "Whereas in ("Iï American exports to the .Dominion vrero valued at -fcionly, Com- paring these instances of the growth of trade between foreign countries and. Canada with the comparatively paltry increase in Britisii exports to Canada, we have little tor gratitude to the preferential tariiv. in 1S07 we sent £ ri.(>78,0!)0 worth, oral in j qU: worth. Look at the figures as we mav. we are driven to the conclusion expressed by Mr. Chamberlain in 1002, that the results of the prefeience have been very dis- appointing. To all intents and purpose? the present tnrift' in Canada is siiiticientiy high to exclude British goods competing with Canadian manu- factures. The only exception is niTordcd by the woollen industry. After allowing for the preference, the rate of protection afforded to Canadian woollens by the existing duties on imported goods amounts to about 2o per cent. One would imagine that such a rate would bo sufficient to satisfy even the requirements of the Protectionist woollen manufacturers of Canada. As a fact, the textiles of the Dominion are so coarse and inferior that even the high duties have not prevented a gratifying increase in the exports of British woollens to that market. During hiJe years our sales of woollens in the Canadian market have risen as follows Di >ls. Dols. 1800 1 1 ) IDfrJ 0,700.000 1900 tS4i >>(«> 190-J 11,900,000 1901 8.oOO,OOU This is not much, but it has proved too much for the woollen, manufacturers of Canada. Their to the Mother Country, or which we hear so much in Protectionist utterances, does not go the length of allowing British woollens to be bought in the Canadian market. They are willing to make loud professions about the ideal of ÜnrcriaJ unity, but their sentiments du not stand the -train of seeing British goods 011 the back's of the Canadian people. THE speech of Mr. Fielding the other day, introducing alterations in the Canadian tariff, should therefore produce a great impression on that section of the public which has been disposed to believe Mr. Chamberlain's assur- ance that the Colonies are prepared to admit us to their markets if we will only consent to tax American foodstuffs in their favour. According to the new provisions of the tariff, the duties 011 woollen goods will be raised to such a point that no British fabrics can enter Canada without paying a minimum duty (I: ;;1) per cent. Now the effect of this will be to strike a heavy blow at the woollen industry of the West Biding. To them at least the action of the Laurier Government will come as a piece of sharp dis- illusionment. Jf they did not realise it before they can lie longer have any excuse for suppos- ing that the Colonists intend to treat us any more favourably than a foreign country in the matter of tar ill's. In one of his speeches rr. Chamberlain even the length of predicting that, if we would only consent to tax food in the interests of the grain producers of Manitoba and the North AN est, the people of Canada would see their wav to forego develop- ing new manufacturing industries in order to give the British manufacturers a monopoly of the Colonial market. Canada did not wait long to ridicule that suggestion. She has now told us in unmistakable tei ms that she means to retain her own market for her own industries. FROM the Free Trade standpoint tho incident is not unwelcome. It supplies once more the touchstone of hard fact and reality to the fantastic theories of the Protectionists. It will stimulate, too. a desire 011 the part of reflecting people to tind cut whether any possible extension of the bono tits of tho prefer- ence system could rpIHl,y ns for the which it would impose upon us in the form of a taxation of food. The facts are easily under- stood. In 1002 we inqiorted from Canada over £ l2,0fK);()00 worth of food, 011 which Mr. Chamberlain invites us to give a preference which would rai?«e. the cost by about £ 1.200,000. In return we ;!io!iltl. it is iio-,v evident, get 1:0 real equivalent. As Professor Smart hag just pointed out, even if the whole of the Colonies grve us a preference of one- third in their markets we should be well off if we gained all extension of trade to tho extent of £ 2, ">00,000. And for this trifling increase of trade we are H,1Œ(1 lo jumment the burdens of vast numbers of people ill these ishrds to whom every t(i t living is m Osiiion felt in f'C j foim. KukiU'ded from a polit:l standpoint, I then, the d'eision of tho Canadian authorities to shut out Brit: h woollens is u event which I no Frsu Trader can aifcot to deplore. LKifif I. CliTci t The idea o. a crystal as a fOUilt- aJ of light, writer A. Q. "M'-Ua'J" in the American, has been in all titics congenial to t'iifl poetic imagina- tion, and Tiature is less ,ersc to poetry than is Bomethrn Mipposed. Many crjstals shine in the dark, aad sointi very pretty experiments shewing this may easily be made. Many diamonds are thus luminous—a property which may enhance in our eyes the value of these precious stones. If rubbed with a woollen cloth or against a hard body they appear surrounded with light. In particular, the pretty experiment is recommended of rubbing a diamond upon gold, when it shines "like a burning coal excited by the bellows." Friction, while fre- quently aiding luminescence, is not its true cause. The essential condition of shining is previous exposure to light. The gem has been lying in the sun's rays, and these it has imprisoned, and now 'f'L;U¡ free in the dark. The effect of friction on phosphorescent diamonds has been proved to he independent of electricity, and may be a modified form of the heat effect. Some facts, however, would seem to render this doubtful, as when Dana, speaking in his "Mineralogy" of the phosphorescence of sulpliuret of zinc or blende, savs "Merely the rapid motion of a feather across some specimens will often elicit light more or less intense from this mineral." The effect of friction in dis- entangling the imprisoned light may therefore appear to t e still mysterious. The property of phosphorescence in diamonds is very capricious. [ Du Fay found that of 400 yellow diamonds all were phosphorescent, while some that were whit;" rose-
Y Golofn Gymraeg. Yn Mysg y Gweithwyr. ('AMONGST THE WORKING MEN.') THOMAS POOL, XEC TWM PWL. Yn ein hysgrif ddiweddaf dywedasom nad 0 oedd Thomas yn hoffi. gweled hedd- id-wad dyeithr, ac fel esboniad dros hyny, efallai y bydd yr hanesyn hwn o'i hanes yn taflu ychyd- ig oleuni ar y pwnc. Un tro cafodd Thomas Pool ei hunan eto wedi crwydro yn rhy bell o'i rownds, a syrthiodd i afael dau beddgeid- waid o Saeson, v rhai nas gwyddant fwy am Twm mwy nas gwyddai yntau am danynt hwy- thau. Cymerwvd ef i fyny ganddynt am fegia, a chan mai clyeithriaid oedd ar y fainc, psn- tierfynodd yr hen frawd ar gynllun newydd i ymrvddhau o 'afaelion v gyfraith, a chael trip rhad ar gost y sir bono i'w hen baradwys., Dyffryn Clwyd. Pa-n roddwyd Thomas yn y bocs. dechreuodd ganu nerth ei geg hen benill- ion Cymraeg, er mawr synded- a dychryn i bawb yn y llys. Edrychai pav/b ar eu gilydd fel pe buasai diwedd y byd wedi d'od. Daeth yr ustusiaid i'r penderfyniad fed Thomas, druan, wedi colli ei fentol, ac mai y lie imvyaf cyfaddasol iddo ydoedd Gwallgofdy Dinbych. Felly penderfynasant i'w anion yno, o dan ofal y ddau heddgeidwaid a'i cymerasant i'r ddalfa. Cyflogwyd cerbyd i'w gyrchu i'r orsaf sta- tion'). Wedi hyny trosglwvddwyd ef i g rbyd1 v fiordd haiarn, a'r ddau blismon yn ei wylio yn ofalus, fel 11a chaff0 fantais wneuthur un- rhyw niwaid nes cyraedd Dinbych. Wrth gwrs, j>leserai Thomas ei hunan wrth ganu ar hyd y daith. Wedi cyraedd at fynedfa y Gwall. gofdy, cyfarchcdd Thomas y ddau heddgeidwad yn Seisonaeg mewn geiriau tebyg i hyn Eon- eddigion, meddai, rhag gwneyd ein hunain yn ffvliaid ein tri yn ngwydd dynion callach na ni, byddai yn well i ni geisio d.eall ein gilydd. i'a un ai chwi sydd yn d'yfod a mi yrna, ai mi sydd yn dyfod, a chwi yma ? Credaf, ebai yr hen lwynog, eich bod1 chwi y tro hwn yn 1-1 a we 1 gwirionach na mi. Ond tybiai y ddau blismon fel arali, a gyrwyd Thomas yn mlaen. Gwyddv ai yr hen frawd yn well am y diweddar feistr y (wallgofdy, Mr. Robinson, na'i ddau gydym aith, a phan y daeth Mr. Robinson i'r golwg dywedodd, EIolo,- Thomas Pool, beth a'ch dyg- odd chwi yrna ? Wei, s-r, ebai Thomas, y ehwi sydd i benderfynu. hynv. Yr wyf fi wsdi ceisio gan y ddau vma, welwch, i ddyfod i ddealltwriaeth pa un ai mi sydd yn dyfod a hwv o dan eich gofal, ai vntau ai hwy sydd yn dyfod a mi o dan eich gofal. Felly, Mr. Ro- binson bach, y chwi sydd i dori y ddadl. Gwenodd y boneddwr hwnw, a dywedodd, gwn hyn beth bynag am. danoch chwi, Thomas, nad oes ganyf eich eisiau chwi o elml fy ngofal ar hyn o bryd o leiaf. Felly, yr wyf yn e-ich hanfon chwi ymaith ar hyny. Diolchoddi yn gynes i Mr. Robinson, ac vchwanegodd wrth fyned vmaith Gobeithiaf y bydd y ddau loerig yma yn gallach pobl 051 byth y gwelwn ein gil- ydd etc. Mewn blynyddoedd lawer ar ol hnlI byddai y diweddar -fr. Robinson yn cael llaw- er o foddhad wrth son am. gyfrwvsdra Thomas yn nglyn a'r d'igwyddiad hwn. Y mae llawer o fiynyeldoeckl wedi dirwyn i fyey er'.s pan welsom Thomas Pool ddiweddaf, I L ac ychydig o'i hanes a glywsomi byth wed'yn. Digon tebyg ei fod yntau wedi -ei gludo at ei dadau er's hiramser bellach. Druan o Tho- mas, cafodd weled a theimlo llawer yn ystod ei holl grwydriadan. C'afodd. yrfa ddaearol ddi- gon ystorrnus, a havvdd y gallasai dyvveydi yn ngeiriau y gwr doeth, Gwagcdd o wagedd gwagedd yw pobp-eth yn y byd presenol.' Ym- falchiai yn wastad ei fod wedi cynilo cymaint o chwarter mil o bunau, neu ddau cant a haner hyd yr amser olaf y gwelsom ef. Gallai nodi yn fanwl v svmau a'r p-ersonau y rhoddodd ei arian o dan eu gofal i'w cadw hyd nes v byddai arno eu hsisian. Ond fel yr awgrymasom- ar y cychwyn, but Thomas fel llawer yn rhy lac yn ei adnabyddiaeth o ddynion-; allan o'i chwarter mil punau crsdai ef ei hunan nad oedd g ami do sicrwydd ond yn unig am rhyvv swin bychan a adawodd o dan ofal un dyn gon-est, yr hwn oedd yn eu cadw yn cfalus hyd yr adeg v byddai yn galw am danynt. Ond am y ll-eill, y mae lie i o-fni eu, bod wedi niyned yn ysglyfaeth rhwng y cigfranod a'r cwn. Gresyn na buasai yr hen bererin wedi bod yn ddigon llygadog i ro- dai. ei holl -arian mewn lie dyogsl, fel y cawysat fyw arnynt yn ei hen ddvddiau. Ond fel arall v mvrrp pothau fod. ('-allasid' vn havvdu <Jd\ weyd am dano, Cyw a fegir yn uffern, yn uffern y myn focl, Fel crwydryn y d-'ichr-suoda1 Tho- mas Pool ei yrfa yn y byd, ac fel crwydryn di- gartref, yn ddiau, yr aeth ymaith o hono. Yr oedd yn gybydrl gwirior.edd.ol buasai yn well gand-do oddef tori un o'i fyse-dd na gwario ceiniog allan oï bwrs. l,'el Ila-,N-er cyoydd o'i flaen ac ar ei ol, yr oedd' yn well ganddo iddynt gael eu gwasgaru yn mysg dyeithriaid iddo, pa rai na wnaethant un drugaredd erioed iddo yn ystod ei holl fywyd. Rhyfedd mor dorcalonus y daw diwedd cribddeiliaeth cybyddion i ben Buasem yn gallu manylu llawer mwy ar hanes Thomas Pool, ond rhag y dichon y bycid mai vn dechr-eu blino ar yr un hanes, diweddwn ei helyntion yn yr ysgri-f hon. Ond wrth wneyd' hyny, fe wel pob dyn a meddylddrych nddo mai nid dyn cyffredin ydoedd Thomas Pool. Er mai crwydryn digartref ydoedd, yr oedd yn feddianol ar lawer o gyfrwysdra. Yn ychwan- egol at hyny, yr oedd yn feddianol ar farn dda, cof rhagorol, a gonestrwydd canmoladwy a rhwng pob peth mentrwn ddyweyd nad' oedd neb yn ei ddydd yn Nghymru yn mysg y werin bobl. yn ogystal ag-yn mysg yr uchel-radd, mor boblogaidd a pharchus ag ef. Er mai hen drampiwr y galwai ei hunan, ac yn hyny yn unig yr ymorchestai, ychydig a dybiasai yr hen gyfaill y buasai ei hanes yn cael ymddangos yn yr 'Advertiser.' Ond. efallai fod llawer o bethau mwy annyddorol wedi ymddangos mewn papurau newyddion na hyn. Chwith genyf feddwl na chawn byth ymgom mwy ar y ddaear a'r hen bererin, Thomas. I'a fodd bynag, gosodwyd arnom y gorc'hwyl anmhleserus1 o gyfansoddi beddargraff iddo pan oeddym yn ei gwmni yn Nyffryn Clwyd a chan ei fod yn elyn annghymodlawn i bob rhagrith a rhodres, yr oedd hyny yn gwneyd v gorchwyl o'i fodd- hau yn fwy anhawdd. Ond tarawsom ar ei chwaeth wedi cyfansoddi y rhigwrn dylynol i'n tyb ni i'r dyben o'i yru allan o'i d.emper, ond fe gawsom ein siomi yn hyny. Hoffodd Thomas y meddylddrych yn gampus, ac ni fuasai waeth i chwi geisio ei berswadio i 11 geisio- eu gwella na cheisio perswadio Rwssia 1 roddi fyny i Japan. Trefnodd Thomas i adael pum swllt yn ei ewyllys i dalu am eu tori ar garreg ei fedd. Ond erbyn hyn, digon tebyg fod y pum swllt wedi eu hysgubo i dir ebargofiant. Rhag y dichon na bydd ysprvd yr hen dramipiwr mewn tawelwch, gosodwn hwy i lawr yma fel y cyfan- soddwyd hwy iddo— Yma mae'n gorwedd gorph Thomas Pool. Pan oedd ar y ddaear, bu'n dd!igon o ttwl Hen gybudd oedd Thomas, a d'weyd yn ddilol, Bu farw mewn carpiau, a gwag fu ei fol. Ow druan o hono, er gwaetha'r hen granc, Fe gollodd ei arian er cymaint ei wane; Mae vntau fel llawer hen gvbudd yn llwm, Xac undyn yn wylo wrth fedd' yr hen Dwm. Ond a gadael cellwair heibio. eidunwn' orphwys. fa dawel i'r hen drampiwr, Thomas Pool, gan derfynu ei hanes ar hyn. (I'w barhaud HENRY HUGHES. Gwaer.ysgor, I O.Y.—Newydd drwg o Gariaaa.Achydig am- ser yn ol aeth Thomas, mab i Mr. a Mr- Birkenshaw, Eagle and C'hitd, of Ile hiwil 1 (;anada. Ond drwg genym ddeall iddo gael ei daraw a chlefyd wedi cyraedd yno erbyrt hyn cyraeddodd y newydd trallodus ei fod wedi marw a'i gladdu: yn y wlad estronbl hono. Cydymdeimlir yn ddwys a'r teulu yn ngwyn-eb y brofedigaeth lem a'u cyfarfyddodo. Cafodd ei ddwvn i fvny fel garddwr yn Talacre, pres- wdfod Syr Pyers Mostyn. Wedi bwrkv ei bren- tisiaeth bu am ychydig gyda .1r. Kelly, Presta- tyn, ac yn ddylynol aeth i wasanaeth -Nir. btor- ey, Mostyn, ac oddivno y symudodd i Ganada. Cafodd gymeradwyaeth uchel gan y boneddig ion uchod, ac edrychid arno fel dyn ieu.anc bucheddol ei fywyd, a rhagolygon dysglaer o i flaen. Ond torwyd ef i lawr yn vroedran- cvn- arol o 25 mlwydd oed. Mor wir v saif vr adnod adnabyddus hono, Yn nghanol ein by- wyd yr vdym mewn angau.' mae Mr. Birken- shaw yn deilliaw o deulu uchel a henafol, a byd'd yn ddrwg gan ei hen gvfeillion yn ardnl- oedd Elanrwst ddeall am y digwyddiad galarus hwn a ddaeth i'w than. Mor gymwys y gellir dyweyd rriddyn wyf o'r pruddaf, Pryf a phryfed yw'r nesaf, Prudd i mi feddwl mai pridd fyddaf, O'r pridd yr wyf, i'r pridd1 yr af.' Heddwch i'w lwch hyd nes y gelwir ef i fyny .1 o dd-a-ear Canada i 'Ardal lonydd yr aur d-elyn- a'.l.H.H.
OWEN GLYNDWR. Yr oedd un castell arall yn dal dros Owen, hen gastell hy Harlech, sydd a'i gaerau'n- ad- seinio i brudd-der y don. Yi-i v castell hwn trigai Marged, gwraig Owen Glyndwr: a chyda hi yr oedd ei mherch Jane (gwraig Syr Edmund Mortimer), a phedwar o wyrion—tair merch ac un bachgen, plant Mortimer. Yr oedd Mor" timer ei hun wedi marw o fewn muriau y cas- tell. Yn ngwanwyn 1409 cwympoètd v castell i ddwylaw y Saeson ac awd a Marged, Jane, a'r plant yn garcharorion i Dwr Llundain. Crwydrai Owen o fan i fan ar hyd y mynydd- oedd ond nid oedd heb fath o awdurdcd, can- ys yr oedd Dafy-dd Gam yn aros yn garcharor iddo mor ddiwe-ddar a 1412. Ni chlywir dim am dano ar ol y flwyddyn hon bernir iddo farw yn 1416. Un o'r pethau anhawddaf eu deongli mewn hanes yw diflaniadi llwyr y ty- wysog fu'n he ric, holl allu l,loegr am tua de,ii-g mlynedd diflanodd fel cysgod; end am gened- laethau bu dysgwyl am dano, fel am Arthur Fawr, i dd'od yn ol pan fyddai ang-en Cymru yn gryf. Trist yw medd wI nas gwyddom fan ei fedd tristach yw meddwl fod cenedlaeth ar ol cenedlaeth wedi myn'd heibio heb i golofn goffadwriaethol gael ei chodi i ddangos serch y Cymry tuag ato. Nicl yw gwledydd eraill mor esgeulus o goffad eu harwyr. Yn mhob gwlad ar y Cyfaiid Ir-lieb son am Lo-egr a'r Alban sydd yn nes atom-cocuvyd cof-golofnau ar- dderchog i'n hadgoffa am gymwvnas-wyr y g-enedl. I ymwelwyr a gwledvdd pell, nid ces dim yn fwy atdyniadol na'r cof-golofnau godant yma a thraw ar hyd yr heolydd ac ar gopau y bryniau. Anhawdd yw rhifo y cof-golofnau a godwy-d yn Efrainc i Jeanne d'Arc yn unig. Er na fu William Tell fvw erioed ond yn ny- chymyg gwladlwvr Switzerland, cyrcha miloedd ar filoedd' bob blwyddyn, o bob cwr o'r byd, i dref fechan dejj AHdcrf—nad yw gvmaixit o faint a Llangollen, ac ond ychydig yn fwy na Chorwen-i .edrych ar y ddelw ardderchog a geir yno i'r gwr diofn a ryddhao-dd Switzerland, yn ol traddodiad, od-dliwrth iau gor-mesol yr Awstriaid. Os eir i'r Alban gwelir yno gofadail ysblenydd o dan gysgod castell creig-iog Stir- ling, ar lan y Forth ddolenog, i William Wall- ace, arwr nas gall gyd'maru o ran gwir fawr-edd ag Owen Glyndwr. Cvfyd gwrid i wyneb Cymro pan y gwel yr arwyddion hyn o barch cenedloedd eraill i gof eu harwyr. Nid da yw i genedl fod yn esg'ulus o'i mawrion ymadaw- edig. Nid oes eto golofn i T.ewelyn nac Owen Cilyndwr: y n:ae'r esgeulusdra yn warth cen- edlaethol. Ond y mae Cymru yn deffro cly- wir swn yn mysg y morwydd: y mae'r wawr yn dechreu cod;. Ai afresymol vw meddwl na threigla llawer blwyddyn eto heibio cyn y byd'd mynw-esau plant Corwen a Llangollen 3-11 cynests ac yn ymchwyddo wrth weled Owen Glyndwr mewn marmor gwych yn edrych i lawr o ben Caer Drewyn ar y wlad brydferth a garai mor angerddol ac ar y Ddyfrdwy deg fel yr yrri- dd-olena drwy ddyffryn huff ei febvd ? annghof ni chant fod, Wyr y cledd', h.ir eu clod." -.T,. J. Roberts, M.A., yn am Orphenaf. -)0(-
YANKEE HUMOUR. HAROLD AND HIS PA. "Say, pa, I heard mamma talking yesterday about the servaut-girl problem. Is that like tho problems we have at ,iclioul "No, not exactly." "But what is the difference?" "The problems you have at school, Harold, can all be solved." "But mamma said she thought she had solved this one." "Oh, Yes-hut that was yesterday, when the new cook came. To-day, when the new cnok packed up her duds and lit out t o restore the balance of power at the Servants' Agency, your inumma doesn't feel that she is any nearer solving this problem than she ever was." ''Oh, my, how funny: Tell ine, pa, what is a balance of power?" "It's very simple, my son, when applied to the servant-girl problem. You see, 'voti li,-lve a cr-ok, which sometimes happens, she 'nas the power. You've noticed tl:at, haven't you "Why, yes, pa. I've noticed that you and ma speak low, and act sort of isvelc and humble. But tell me, what do, -tlic- cook do with the power when she bus it "She turns it on, slowly at first, and then a little more, until the safety-gauge begins to get uneasy and lift up. "liut I don't see where the balance comes in." "That's bec1!usP, my boy. you have not yet experienced the joys and sorrows of married life. The balance is what you had at the banl; to begin nrlf h II < "Then you don't always have it?" "Oh, no. After you have bought a few dinner sets and paid some agents' fees, to say nothing of car fare and wages, your balance begins to fade away." "hut tell me honestly, pa, don't you think the servant-girl problem will ever be solved?" "Certainly it will, Harold. When the millennium comes." "Millennium! Why, pa, what is a mille-iniui-n ? "A millennium, my dear unsophisticated little boy, is a place where you don't have to wash your own dishes. -Collier's li'eek'y. MATHEMATICAL GEMS. Mathematics is usualiv not an amusing study, but a lesson rausfc be considerably enlivened by such examples as the following "A straight line is any distance between two places." "Parallel lines are lines that can never meet until they run together." "A circle is a round straight line with a hole in the centre." "Things which are equal to each other are equal to anything else." "To find the number of square feet in a room you multiply the room by the number of the feet. The product is the result. WISDOM WHILE YOU WAIT. If the streets were paved with gold there would still be objections raised to the dust. Misery loves company, perhaps, but society at large does not reciprocate the affection. The pen-and-ink artist may be classed among those who draw the colour line. When a man is a "good fellow down town his wife usually wears her straw hat all winter. An old woman sometimes evolves into a new woman. Brevity may bo the soul of wit, but there is nothing humorous in a short answer. Lazy people like to imagine all the world's a stage, so they may ride. The most brilliant jewel among gems is a sunny disposition. A man's tongue betrays him as frequently as ha is betrayed by the tongues of others. The self-made man is not always a well-made man. Divorce is not an evil when it separates manhood and liquor. When things go awry, rye is sometimes to blame. Smoking may be a pernicious habit, but fuming is worse. The political pot frequently emits unsavoury odours. Frost is a good thing so long as it is impersonal. When contestants wade into the political pool they usually stir up a quantity of mud. An immaculate shirt-front frequently poses in lieu of a spotless reputation. A cocoanut is not always what it is cracked up to be. Some men whe boast of holding the key to tnB situation seem compelled to knock. Many a younj: woman with golden hair wouldn dare face the a; oyer's test. Inches do not constitute the only measure smallness. Vanitv causes strong men to appear weak- 1 —Collier's U eelcc.1I. '_I
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Connah's Quay. THE FISHING INDUSTRY.—The salmon fisherv in this district is now in 4MIl swing, and the local fishermen are most assiduous in their attention to the fishery every tide in order to make the season as profitable as possible. A number have done fairly well, while others have experienced bad luck. Taking the season ,,0 far, it mav on the whole be said that the fishery has proved moderatelv successful. The fishermen however, are looking forward to making a0od catches during June and July, which°usuallv prove two of the best months of the season. The price of salmon is well main- tained. There has nttt been a large supply of flukes, prawns and shrimp's, but what there have been were of a very good quality.