FISHGUARD FINANCES. End of Municipal Year. CLERK APPLIES FOR" IXCREASE." At the annual meeting of the Urban District Council, Mr. Levi Evans, J.P., presiding. The late Finance Committee reported that the expenses incurred in connection with the recent Local Government Board inquiry into the Council's application for sanction to raise a sewerage loan had been L2 16s. 3d. It also announced, that, since the last meeting the treasurer (Mr. W. T. Walters) had been paid the sum of £61 10s., and that the balance re- maining in his hands to the credit of the Council was £388 6s. 7d. It had received a communication from the Local Government Board authorising the adoption of the carbon transfer system for the collection of rates, subject to certain conditions, which the com- mittee recommended should be agreed to. A further communication was from the Public Works Loan Board, which announced that iEl,200, less iCl3 2s. 6d. fees, etc., would be paid into the Council's account at the Bank in London on the 20th inst. The committee re- commended that Messrs. Williams and Farley, the contractors for the sewage scheme, be paid iE262 4s. lid., as per the recommendation of the Surveyor (Mr. D. G. Wilcox). The com- mittee amnounced that the Clerk (Mr. A. J. Hodges) had applied that the amount of his salary should be cong;dered, and it recom- mended that the CounJoI. should take the matter into consideration. The Vice-phairman, in moving the confirma- tion of the < committee's proceedings, said an amount of iE77 5s. 6jd. had been collected out ] of a total amount due on the rates of iE97 14s. ljd. and £61 10s. had been paid into the bank, there being still a balance in the hands of the collector of £15 15s. Since that date, however, a certain portion of that money had been paid in, Out of the amount which re- mained to be collected k20 8s. 7d. was irre- coverable. Unfortunately the committee had not had from the collector (Mr. G. Williams), to whom there was a certain amount of fault due, a statement showing where these irre- coverable amounts were placed, but he be- lieved that they were due to houses which had been assessed, but had not been occupied. He added that the public loan would 1>. paid into the Council's account ion London on the following day, and that the Council's cheque inereupon would be honoured whenever pre- sented. Referring to the recommendation concern- ing the Clerk's salary, he said that he did not think there was any necessity for him to deal with the question. He had a fair know- ledge of the amount of work which that official had done duringthe years that he had been in office, and all that he had to say was that any man who would do it for the amount which he was paid would do it for very much less than it was worth. Mr. Llewhelin. seconded the motion for con- firmation. Mr. D. G. Thomas suggested that the com- mittee should recommend a definite amount as an increase. Mr. D. Rees moved, as an amendment, that the minutes dealing with the Clerk's salary should be referred back to the Finance Com- mittee. Mr. Llewhelin said he did not object: he only wanted expedite business. The amendment failed to obtain a seconder, but ultimately Mr. D. G .Thomas seconded for the sake of a discussion. The Chairman opined that it would be much better if it wete referredback to the committee. Mr. W. J. Vaughan enquired if the Clerk had made an application for an increase. That official repli ed in the affirmative. JJir. Jj. ü. Thomas said he had known three weeks ago that he had made an application. That had been one clear week before the elec- tion, so that he could not very well under- stand why, at the last meeting of the old Council, that report should not have been brought up, instead of at that meeting, so that Messrs. 0. D. Jones, Harry Williams, and Vaughan, who had got into office on the pledge of economy, should not be asked to vote an increase. It was most unfair that the Finance Committee had not brought forward a definite resolution at the last meeting. The Chairman called Mr. Thomas to order, remarking that the election had nothing to do with the point. The Clerk caid he would prefer to have the matter definitely decided that night. He*! had brought a few facts before the committee a month ago, and would recapitulate them. Whea he had been appointed two years ago, the salary had at that time been simply ex- perimental, and the work had increased, by leaps and bounds, until it now occupied prac- tically the whole of his time. He did- not think that there was a clerk in any other similar district who was only paid £35 a year. One of the members had last year very kindly volunteered to propose an increase, but, owing to the financial state of tke Council at that time, he (the Clerk) had not pressed the matter. The financial position this year was very much better, with a reduction of 4d. in the rate. The rateable value had increased by a thousand pounds, and the work had in- creased1 enormously. He did not think that any individual member, except the chairman, knew the amount of work that had* to be done. He had to call many committees several times in order to get a quorum, and he had had to get assistance in the office, which took away a great deal of. the salary. In a month he had written as many as 53 letters, and sent out 85 notices. In addition he had had nine committees to attend, and their minutes to write up, besides attending to matters aris- ing out of them. He wished the councillors to deal fairly with the ratepayers, and also with its officials. They were mostly employers of labour themselves, and payed their em- ployees what they were entitled to, and he thought that it was only fair that they should deal with the official of the Council as they dealt with their own officials. The work had increased enormously, and the salary paid was not adequate to the amount of the work in- volved. Mr. D. John suggested that the matter should be finished that night. Mr. Llewhelin, in view of the lateness of the hour, suggested that the Council be adjourned. The reason why the recommendation had been deferred was in order not to do Mr. D. G. Thomas any harm. Mr. Thomas: It would do me no harm, be- cause I would speak straight out. It must be admitted that, however deserving an official is, an increase of salary is never popular with the public. Proceeding, he said he would ftke to make his proposition perfectly clear. At the last Finance Committee the estimates were con- sidered, and it was then that the committee had been in a position to know whether it would estimate for an increased salary or not. The estimates had now been prepared, and they had that night, sanctioned the rate. He did not know whether or net the estimates were elastic enough to allow of that increase. The Clerk: Yes. The Vice-Chairman: Hew much is itt Mr. Thomas: I don't know: I move a shilling per annum. Mr. O. D. Jones, in a maiden speech, said he was quite in sympathy with Mr. Rees' amendment that the minute should be referred ,back in order that the Finance Committee should suggest a definite sum. The Vice-Chairman asked why it should be referred back to the Finance Committee, which was \but one out of three, for each of which the Clerk worked for? Why should the onus be thrown on one committee alone? Cer- tainly it was a matter of finance, but it was a question for every committee and for the whole of the Council to consider. When the Council had decided it would be sufficient time for the Finance Committee to decide whether or not it would be able to meet the demands made upon it. The Clerk was the clerk to the Council as well as to the com- mittees, and the Council as a whole should determine. Mr. Llewhelin said his object in seconding the motion for the confirmation of the com- mittee's proceedings, had been to push for- ward the business. If the Council had adopted the committee's report, it would then have been quite competent for him to have moved an adjournment. He quite agreed with Mr. T. Lewis that the smallest section of the Council (the Finance Committee) ought not to decide. Mr. D. G. Thomas said that the Finance Committee brought up the matter, and ought to make a definite resolution. They had the example set when the Surveyor had applied for an increase. His duties concerned the Highway Committee, and it was that body which had brought forward the recommenda- tion. The speakers maintained that the Clerk's duties predominantly concerned the Finance Committee. He had seen other matters re- ferred back in the past for definite reports. Upon a division being taken the amendment was defeated by seven votes to five. Mr. John moved, and Mr. Rees seconded that the Council should consider the matter that night. Mr. Llewhelin moved that, owing to the late- ness of the hour, the consideration of the matter be deferred to an adjourned meeting. This was seconded by Mr. Francis George, supported by Mr. W. J. Vaughan. Mr. D. G. Thomas: Finish it now: you're not afraid I The Clerk: Why should you be? Proceeding, the Clerk said the work in connection with that Council Wjas equal to that for whioh many clerks were paid £ 160 a year, but he would be satisfied with an additional &CIO. Mr. Rees argued that the Council should not consider it that night because there was 'no notice on the agenda. Mr. John withdrew his motion. Mr. D. G. Thomas pointed out that, under the Standing Orders, it was necessary for Mr. Llewhelin's motion to state the date to which the meeting would be adjourned. After further desultory discussion, it was agreed, on the motion of Mr. John, seconded by Mr. Harry Williams, to adjourn the con- sideration of the matter until the next ordinary meeting. Mr. D. P. Lewis remarked that the rateable value would not permit them, so far, to vote for an increase. The subject then dropped.
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Reportorial Reminiscences. Page6 from a Journalist's Diary. 'Tvva,s a balmy September eve when first 1 met His Excellency. Doubtless there is truth in the old atuge anent the superiority of "second thoughts." Certain it is that I was, at the moment, favourably impressed. The conviction was irresistibly borne in upon me that here was a man whose very personality breatnea benignity, benevolence, and all other kindred and alliterative virtues. Possibly this premature conception had its birth m my immediately precedent appointment to a temporary, yet lucrative, post on the lega. tion entourage. Shorn, however, of the idealistic mantle and mask with which a momentary and fantastic impulse had clothed him, one saw a dmiin. uitive, sallow-complexioned man, whose fierce military inoustacne and bristling iron-grey kair were in ludicrous contrast to the physique they adorned. His conversational acquaintance witn the English tongue was mainly of the monosyllabic, ejaculatory order, but his mast- ery of sybiiant Spanish was such as was cal- culated to astonish those of a race more'phieg- matic. In either instance, the tone and accent wera those of a man easily irritated, readily angered; of a man autocratie and unreasoning in his bearing; of a man who would brook neither interference, persuasion, nor argument. Such were my more mature impressions oi the "Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Pleni- potentiary" of the most stable of Central American States—of a man whose ostensible mission was one of peace and arbitration. Subsequent investigation of my temporarily exalted status proved remarkably instructive if scarcely reassuring. His Excellency had had occasion for the services of four steno- graphers. His Excellency was economic. He was aware that an Englishman—at his own valuation—was worth five of any other nation- ality. Therefore did he import one of that race. inevitable result: transcript in arrears, steno- grapher in-valid! Hence my advent. The premier Saturday found His Excellency in a quandary. With pathetic emotion he con- fessed to a temporary financial embarassment. ,He could merely offer to approach the hotel manager on the subject. With this he bid us adieu. Meanwhile, our own hotel manager ap- proached us upon a somewhat different, yet nevertheless analogous and dependant subject, and when, next morn, we wended our way to y the Legation 'twas with empty stomachs, and with the raucous voice of our buxom blanchisseuse ringing in our ears. Fortunately, His Excellency had contrived to negotiate a loan. What portion of the terri- tory or assets of his Fatherland he had mort- gaged in the operation did not immediately concern us. Sufficient was the fact that the notes were in his possession. To transfer them into ours was the next desideratum-a. task, under the circumstances, of no mean proportions. His Excellency's bony fingers conducted exploratory expeditions into the dense growth of bristles which served His Excellency in lieu of the customary hair; he gesticulated; he spoke emphatically in Spanish, persuasively in French, deprecatingly in Eng- lish—or rather what he fondly imagined to be English. Despite, however, the excessive amount of both mental and physical exercise in which he indulged, the extrication of our modest account from the intricate maze of pounds, dollars, francs, and florins, into which he had plunged it, proved a task beyond his ability, and even after close upon an hundred florins had changed hands chaos still reigned supreme. Hence, now arose another difficulty-the re- ceipt. Each party was bent on adopting a non- committal tone therein. English failed to sat- isfy His Excellency; Spanish was gratefully declined by us. Time rolled on, the churches poured forth their congregations, luncheon gongs sounded; yet unscattered remained the melancholy trio. Torn paper strewed the floor, a confused murmur filled the air; yet still the polyglot battle raged. Eventually, after many and divers attempts at compromise, the Diplomatic Tongue afforded a solution of the difficulty, and a receipt at once intelligible to, and acceptable by, all parties was duly exe- cuted in French. We setlled the bill of our now more-than- obsequious landlord, and, apparently some- what to that individual's astonishment, depart- ed in search of new and less impulsively-con- trolled residential pastures. "Inspiriting" is a. term scarce applicable to my initial experience of the Arbitration Court. e session terminated,we adjourned to the Lega- tion which, I may parenthetically remark, was situate in a suite of rooms in the premier hotel of the Metropolis. Here, for five hours, little save the rattle and click of the typewriter was heard. Exactly when the irresistable humour of the Isituatdon first dawned upon us, 'twould be hard to say, but once 'twaS realised, we promptly adjourned for our hitherto-forgotten dinner. A brief calculation had sufficed to show us that, at the present ra-te of progress, there was a remote possibility that, by continu- ous and assiduous labour, we might contrive to terminate our task ere the next dtay's session commenced! We typed out our resignations^, and my invalid colleague wandered forth into the highways and byeways in search of medical advice. t not without trepidation, awaited re- sults. I had not long to wait. The overgrown office-boy—euphoniously de- signated a "garcon de chanoellrie," entered, gazed! upon my august countenance, and in- continently fled. One by one, in order of dip- lomatic precedence, the entire entoiirage of the Legation followed suit. His Excellency, ap- parently satisfied, by these humorous preli- minaries, that there was no immediate danger, put in a belated appearance. The fact that he did not foam at the mouth with impotent rage was doubtless attributable to a neglect to foster his melodramatic abilities n early youth. Certainly the spirit manifested every willingness; the flesh alone was weak. His vocal evolutions were, however, not with- out interest, and never before in my brief, yet eventful career had I so deeply regretted my neglect of the Spanish tongue. That His Excellency was gifted with a perfect genius for adapting its idioms to immediate require- ments was evinced by the expressions of mingled horror and admiration that were de- hniatod upon the countenances of his body- guard of attaches, secretaries, hotel-waiters, and small boys. Eventually, from skeer exhaustion rather than from any further lack of initiative, His Excellency paused. The momentary respite was promptly seized by the First Secretary as a fit opportunity for translation. I sadly fear, however, that His Excellency's eloquent and vigorous discourse lost much of its beauty in the process. Deprived of its purely ornamental features, the story, as recounted in hushed and grieved accents by the Secretary, was that of a generous benefac- tor and a couple of ungrateful beneficiaries. Incidentally I learned with some astonishment that we were indebted to His Excellency, and that unless the money were immediately returned, we should each spend the night un- der the roof of one of Her Majesty's compul- sory hotels. I fear that I failed to maintain that judicious control of my aisible faculties mftich the gravity of the situation demanded. Be that as it may, His Excellency departed in dudgeon. "His Excellency junior," a hobble- dyhoy of uncertain age, but remarkably defin ite weight, remained behind for a brief space, but rapidly tiring of my spicy conversational efforts, retired in the wake of his illustrious sire. The First Secretary then proceeded to take me in hand, which operation was accompanied with remarkably beneficial effects. It was agreed that the work should be lightened, the resignations withdrawn, and the nnancial mat- ters in dispute left, without prejudice, in abey- ance. Upon departing, however, I discovered, in the entrance foyer His Excellency in animated conversation with the hotel manager, and over- heard him give instructions in French for the immediate arrest of my unfortunate colleague, whom he professed to regard as an absconder. Considering that the joke had gone far enough, I contrived to interpolate a small modicum of legal advice which, whilst not tending towards a reduction of His Excellency's highly in- flammable temper was the oause. oj material modifications in his plans. This latter discus- sion having taken place in public, naturally aroused considerable interest amongst the English-speaking portion of the hotel staff, and was the means of affording me an unanti- cipated insight into the popul&r opinion of His Excellency. As I took my departure, the comissionaire and his attendant satellites mani- fested by their increased obsequiousness a keen appreciation of my temerity, whilst the page, of whose physiognmy I ne'er caught e'en a fleeting glance, added an interesting view of the rear of an unwashed neck 1:-8 the-customary attractions of a well-greased mop of tow. Next morn, His Excellency appeared, we noted) with regret, to be suffering from severe indisposition. The predominant symptom seemed to consist of a curious combination of deafness and failing eyesight when in the im- mediate vicinity of myself and colleague. On the other hand the First Secretary was most assiduous for our welfare, and work was re. sumed under far more auspicious circum- stances than hitherto. Once again Saturday came round; once again His Excellency produced an intricate and ab- solutely unintelligible mass of calculations in triple currency. He appeared to be remark- ably satisfied with this arithmetical effort, and, having endeavoured but without success to explain its intricacies thereof, departed in search of the money. Whether or no he was compelled to saise another loan, he apparently did not feel himself called upon to explain, but the lengthy duration of his absence cer- tainly lent colour to the theory. Meanwhile, with that assiduity which the situation demanded, we proceeded to evolve in- tricate calculations based upon various imagin- ary hypotheses in the endeavour to discover the basic principle of His Excellency's eccen- tric statement of account. Infinite labour dis- closed the gratifying fact that His Excellency had accepted our contentions in the matter a decision worthy, in our mind, of the highest possible, commendation. We further discovered the motive for the utilisation of three cur- rencies. It transpired that by a judicious manipulation of the rates of exchange, His wily Excellency had contrived to reduce his obligation by no less than a florin! Sooner, however, than undertake the Herculean task of convincing His Excellency of this error (?) we humbly and thankfully accepted the dirty paper with which His Excellency eventually returned. We accepted with praiseworthy restraint the intimation that the trial would terminate dur- ing the ensuing week and that from then our services would no longer be required. (These Series to be Continued).
PEMBROKESHIRE FIELD TRIALS. SUCCESSFUL COMPETITIONS. The Spring meeting of the Pembrokeshire I Field Trial Club was held in the vicinity of Mathry on Tuesday and Wednesday, and were very successful in the number of entries. The very successful in the number of entries and the keenness of com- petition produced. The Club is the first to adopt the Local Retriever Society's policy and hold a field trial meeting for pointers and setters restricted to entries for a district, although that district is a wide one. "What Pembrokeshire lacks in part- ridges as a shooting county (writes the corres- pondent of the "Daily Telegraph") it makes up for with woodcock and snipe, and if partridges are abnormally scarce for a field trial, as they proved to be on Tuesday, that is to some ex- tent because there are so many rough places where they can safely hide either from the dogs or from the eyos of those who would judge how the dogs find them." The experience ob- tained on Tuesday and Wednesday led most of those interested in the club to the conclusion that St. Bride's land is far and away the best place on which to have the trials. Mathry dis- trict was chosen as the venue this year in deference to the wishes of North County sports- men, but it is scarcely likely that the experi- ment will be repeated. The Club are indebted to the owners of the sporting rights and also to the tenants for permission to go over the ground. Mr. Harry Jones, of Ipswich, and Mr. William Arkwright, Chesterfield, ttoth of whom have acted in this capacity for the Club be- fore, were the judges, and the officials present were:—Stewards, Ueut.-Col. 0 H S Williams, Mr. C C Saunders, Mr. W T S Tombs, and Mr. Lloyd Thomas; these, with Mr. oT. H. Rule Owen, were the committeemen present. lr. F. D. Phillips, as hon. secretary, carried out his duties most admirably. Among a large gather- ing on the first day were Mr. G B Bowen (Llwyngwair), Col. Howell (Trewellwell), Mr. Chambers, Mr. T E Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. John Reynolds (Barry Island), Mrs. Francis Phillips, Messrs. Jones, jun. (Pentower, Fishguard), Capt. Harries and friends (Swansea) Mr. A. T. Williams (Baglan House, Burry Port), and Mr. J. C. Bowen (Penrhiw). On the first day the meet was atv Mathry, and frtm there the pairs in the Open Puppy Stake were worked down toward Trefelyn Farm, but it was difficult to find birds. This competition, which was finished before noon, produced a keen contest between Wolfscaitle Bang and Lemon o' Gerwn, the judges event- ually deciding in favour of the former. After luncheon at Trefelyn the trials in the Open All-aged Stakes were commenced, working to- ward Rhoslanog, Torbant, Castle Cenlas, and Mabvvs. This competition was reduced from 18 to 10 dogs, when the work for the day wa6 finished about 5 at Mabws Bridge. On Wednes- day work was resumed at the same spot and continued toward Castle Morris and Penfeidyr, where the all-aged stakes were finished and announced at the luncheon interval. This class gave much satisfaction to the judges, who awarded six certificates of merit instead of the one offered as the fourth prize. The Members' Cup was competed for in the afternoon over the lands at Pencnwc Birds were somewhat more plentiful here and the winners were only arrived at after a keen struggle. At the conclusion a hearty vote of thanks was accorded to the judges, on the motion of Mr. G. B. Bowen, who said it was very kind of those gentlemen to come such a long way for these trials. Lieut.-Col. 0 H S Williams expressed the opinion that the Committee had made a mis- take m selecting the ground this year, as that at Mathry did not afford such facilities as were obtainable at St. Bride's. Mr. Arkwright said it gave him much plea- sure to come down. He added that a number of the dogs and those who handled them would have done themselves credit had they appeared at Ipswich last week. They had very much improved since he was there two years ago, both in the handling and working of the dogs. The following were the results:— THE OPEN PUPPY STAKE. 1st, L5, Mr. Andrew Bevans' Wolfscastle Bang;2nd, E2, Mr. A. T. Williams' Lemon o' Gerwn; 3, kl, Lieut.-Col. F. R. Howell's Solva Broom; 4, a certificate of merit, Mr. A. T. Williams' Lima o' Gerwn. THE OP3N ALL-AGED STAKES. 1st, L5, Mr. Robert Chambers' Fishguard Meg; 2nd, L2, Mr. Andrew Bevans' Glyntaf Beryl; 3rd, R.1, Lieut.-Col. O. H. S. Williams' Lady of Cleddau; 4, certificate of merit, Mr. H. Rule Owen's Glenfield Bess. Certificates of merit were awarded to Mr. Thomas Harries' Seeker, Mr. H. Rule Owen's Glenfield Bridget, Mr. Andrew Bevans' Wolfscastle Bang, Mr. Robert Chambers' Fishguard Rex, Mr. H. Rule Owen's Glenfield Grace, and Lieut.-Col. F. R. Howell's Solva Ben. THE MEMBERS' SILVER CUP. 1st, Cup value £5 5s., Lieut.-Col. O. H. S. Williams' Sally of Cleddau; r, Mr. Thomas Harries' Seeker.
HAVERFORDWEST EISTEDDFOD. I The forthcoming Eisteddfod on Whit-Monday promises to be a. magnificent success. The preparations necessary are well in hand, and it is expected that this year's event will surpass the high standard which has been attained in all previous years. In selecting tests for the various choral and other competitions, efforts have been made to choose such tests as are both educational and efficient, as well as at- tractive in character, and not too difficult; they are the result of careful thought, and have been chosen independently of all other considerations, with the one and only object of advancing musical and literary studies, and thereby maintaining the reputation of this grand national institution. The Open Male Voice Competition will pro- bably attract several of the best choirs from up the line, the test piece being "The Reveille" by Elgar. Tnis was competed for at Mountain Ash and Abergavenny Semi-National Eistedd- fodau on Easter Monday last. The prize is iE35 and a silver cup, given by the Mayor. A rich treat is therefore in store for all music lovers. Great interest is centred in the Second Male Voice Competition, which is confined to the county. The test is Peace be Still," by D. Jenkins, for choirs not over 50 in number, and a prize of £10 is offered, with a gold medal, given by Mr. B. H. Munt, jeweller. In view of the fact that this competition is con fined to our county local interest is very keen, as several choirs are practising with a view of competing, and this contest will add con- siderably to the success of the Eisteddfod. The Mixed Choral Competition is also likely to attract a few choirs, the test piece being By Babylon's wave" (Gounod), a beautiful chorus, and quite a favourite with choirs. This piece was also competed for at Mountain Ash and Abergavenny. The prize offered is B15 and a silver mounted batori. Great interest is mani- fested in this competition, and there will pro- bably be keen contest for premier honour. The Children's Choir Competition, which is always much appreciated and enjoyed, will also at- tract several choirs, the test being "Hail, merry, merry, playtime, hail," by Tom Price. Good competition is expected in the soprano, contralto, tenor and bass solos, as the com- mittee have this year increased the prizes. They have also increased the prizes in the literary competitions, and the entries will be above the average. The Art and Needlework Competi- tions are by no means neglected, and quite a variety of prizes are offered in these interest- ing departments. The organisation of this Eisteddfod reflects great credit upon the committee, and is the result of much thought, hard work, and of unity of action, in which all are inspired and encouraged by the" fact that the successful issue of their labours will, it is hoped, result in something tangible being achieved for such high purposes in the securing of Dr. Henry Owen's Library .and the Haverfordwest Im- provements schemes. The Eisteddfod will be well worthy of a visit.
DAEARGRYN MESSINA. Buddugol yn eisteddfod Dinas, Ebrill 14, 1909. Ust! clywch y swn o'r llwnc daearol, A gwaedd wylo mewn beddau oesol; Wrth oddef gwasgfa mae ochain erchyll, A thwrw'n treiddio drwy'r gwyll teryll Tai yn ddrylliau i'w safn yn suddo, Dol a mynydd yn gwyllt ochneidio Miloeddo ddynion mewn un gladdfa, Tewfwg didor o'i chylch ymdorcha. 0 ddychryn erch, angau a bywyd Yn gwyllt ymladd yn hollt daearfyd Clywch y waedd o enau y geulan, Fel mewn gwewyr esgor ar daran Cyflegrau anian dania'r cigion, Gan dreiddio trwyddo wyllt ebychion Muriau o gyrph a dawel hunant Mewn beddau diflan, diogoniant. Dychrynllyd ryfel, swn elfenau, Daear yn berwi mewnol flamau Angerddol wres cread yn crynu, Swn ochain o'r llwch yn dyrchafu Aberau baerant hylifaidd lafa Ar ben dynol anwel gymanfa Tywyllwch dudew a hyfleda Ei fantell ddu uwchben 'r amguddfa. Pa le, 0 pa le y mae Messina ? Ai yn y dyfnder yn mhwll collfa Pa le mae'r temlau a'r tai mynor, Ai dan lafa echrys ddigyfor ? Y plant anwyl a'u rhiaint tirion Lyncwyd mewn eiliad i wane eigion O Dduw, mor rhyfedd yw'th weithredoedd, Anfeidrol wyt yn dy alluoedd. Rosebush. T. PHILLIPS (Glan Syfnau).
HARMONY, PENCAER. Y Gymdeithas Ddiwylliadol a'r Gymrodfa.— Y mae cyfres rhagorol o gyfarfodydd wedi eu cynal yn ystod y tymor hwn, a ffyddlondeb di- dor wedi cael ei arddangos. Rhifa yr aelodau 73, ac y mae cyfartaledd mynychiad y cyfarfod- ydd yn 45. Cynhaliwyd cymrodfa (social) llwyddianus i ddiweddu y tymor fel arfer, pryd v daeth ynghyd 70 o aelodau. Arlwywyd y byrddau yn fedrus a chwaethus gan chwiorydd y gymdeithas, o'r danteithion goreu posibl. Wedi pawb gael eu gwala a'i gweddill, cynal- iwyd cyfarfod adloniadol, trwy ganu, adrodd, aretthio, &c. Rhoddwn dalfyriad o hanes y gymdeithas am y ddau fis diweddaf :— Chwef. 16—Adroddiad, Miss Emily Miles; papurau, Mr James Morgans a Mr J Williams. Mawrth 2-Dadl gan wyth, Mrs M Johns a'i chyfeillion papur, Mr J J Thomas. Mawrth a—Adroddiad, Mr Clement George adroddiad, Mr T J George adroddiad, Miss J Young; adroddiad, Mr J Williams; papurau gan Misses Emmie Miles, E A John, a E A Davies. Mawrth 16.—Llywyddwyd gan Miss M L Vaughan, yr is-lywyddes, yn absenoldeb y llywydd.—Unawd, Miss Emmie Miles adrodd- iad, Mr W John deuawd, Miss L Rees a Mrs M J Rees; adroddiad, Miss M L Vaughan pedwarawd, Miss L Rees, Mrs Rees, Mri T G Rees a W Hughes; unawd, Mr D M John ad- roddiad, Mr J Williams; unawd, Mr Willie Harries; adroddiad, Mr John Morgans un- awdau, Miss H Davies a Mr T G Rees rhydd- ymddiddan, Mri John Morgans, D John, T Davies, G John, a Nrs M J Rees. Mawrth 24-Adroddiad, Mr Clement George papur, Parch. W Rees. Mawrth 30—Adroddiadau, Mr J Williams a Miss M L Vaughan papur, Miss Mary Evans. Ebrill 6-Adroddiadau, Mr Harold Johns, Mr Etnlyn George, a Miss Jesse Young unawd, Mr D M John deuawd, Misses Emmie Miles a E Morgans; unawd, Mr Willie Harries ad- roddiad, Mr John Morgans triawd, Mri W Harries, W Hughes, a A G Johns; deuawd, Misses Miles a Morgans unawd, Mr Cornock adroddiad, Miss May George. Llywyddwyd gan Mr John Morgans. Ebrill 13—(Y Gymrodfa). Llywyddwyd gan y Parch. W Rees. Beirniaid—Y gerddoriaeth, Mr J Williams, Pontiago darllen, areithio, a'r farddoniaeth, Mr T Davies, Llanwnda. Aeth- pwyd trwy y rhaglen fel y canlyn :—Emyn 242, ton y gymrodfa, Mr T G Rees; adroddiad, Edith Morgans unawd, Emmie Miles adrodd- iad, M A Harries. Yna awd at y byrddau, a gwnaethpwyd cyfiawnder a'r tanteithion oedd- wedi eu parotoi. Ar ol hyny cafwyd cystad- leuaeth fywiog ar ddarllen darn heb atalnodau, y goreuon Mri T G Rees a J Williams, Pont- iago ton, Lily Rees dadl gan Mrs Johns a'i chyfeillion y farddoniaeth, "Capel Harmony," goreu Mrs W Rees; araeth ddifyfyr, Ager," goreu Mr J Williams. Pasiwyd diolchgarwch i'r Llywydd, Beirniaid, a'r chwiorydd am eu gwasanaeth gwerthfawr, a therfynwyd trwy ganu Hen wlad fy nhadau." G. JOHN, Ysg.
TREFDRAETH. Cynhaliodd undeb cerddorol Bedyddwyr cylch Cam Ingli-cynwysedig o eglwysi Beth- lehem, Trefdraeth Tabor, Dinas Caersalem, Dyfed a Jabez a Glandwr, Dyffryn Gwaun- eu cymanfa ganu eleni yn Bethlehem, Tref- draeth, dydd Llun Pasc. Prydnawn a hwyr Sul Pasc cynaliodd y gwahanol gorau rehearsal lwyddianus yn Beth- lehem, o dan arweiniad Mr C B Williams (Alaw Ingli), arweinydd y gymanfa. Yn ab- scnoldeb y gweinidog, Parch. D. J. Evans, A.T.S., llywyddwyd gan Mr C Jenkins, mab y diweddar Barch. James Jenkins, gweinidog yr eglwys, yr hwn sydd yn bresenol mewn eu cymanfa ganu eleni yn Bethlehem, Tref- draeth, dydd Llun Pasc. Prydnawn a hwyr Sul Pasc cynaliodd y gwahanol gorau rehearsal lwyddianus yn Beth- lehem, o dan arweiniad Mr C B Williams (Alaw Ingli), arweinydd y gymanfa. Yn ab- senoldeb y gweinidog, Parch. D. J. Evans, A.T.S., llywyddwyd gan Mr C Jenkins, mab y diweddar Barch. James Jenkins, gweinidog yr eglwys, yr hwn sydd yn bresenol mewn ysgol yn Glasgow yn ymbarotoi ar gyfer y maes Cenhadol. Y evfeilvddes oedd Miss C James, West View, Trefdraeth, yr hon aeth trwy ei gwaitb yn ganmoladwy. Cafodd yr arweinydd lwyr foddhad ar waith y dydd, a phroffwydai am gymanfa lwyddianus, ac felly y bo dydd Llun. Llywyddwyd cyfarfod y prydnawn dydd y gymanfa gan y Parch. J. LI. Morris, yr hwn aeth trwy ranau arweiniol y cyfarfod. Ar ol rhai sylwadau gan y Llywydd, gal- wodd ar yr aeweinydd at ei waith, a chafwyd cyfarfod hwylus, y canu yn ardderchog drwy y prydnawn. Yr oedd datganiad o'r anthem Teyrnasoedd y ddaear" yn fendigedig, ac yn dangos 01 h training mawr-, ae yn profi fod yna leisiau ardderchog yn y cor. Ar ddiwedd y cyfarfod rhoddodd y Parch. D J Evans groesawiad cynes i'r ymwelwyr oil, ac yr oedd yr Eglwys wedi darparu yn helaeth yn y festri ar gyfer anghenion corfforol y di- eithriaid. Dechreuwyd cyfarfod yr hwyr am chwech o'r gloch, y Parch. J W Maurice (cyn-Iywydd Undeb Bedyddwyr Cymru) yn llywyddu. Awd trwy tua deuddeg o donau oddiar y rhaglen mewn modd deheuig, pawb yn canu gyda hwyl a bias, a chyda cryn ddwysder. Hefyd cafwyd gwledd eto yn natganiad yr anthem. Yn ystod y cyfarfodydd cafwyd unawdau gan Miss E Edwards, Picton Council School, a Miss M Lewis, College Square; hefyd anerchiadau gan Mr C Jenkins, myfyriwr, a'r Parchn. D J Evans, J Ll. Morris, J W Maurice, a chan yr Arweinydd. Diolchwyd i'r arweinydd am ei waith ardder- chog a'i sylw i wir ystyr yr hyn a ganwyd, ac i'r gyfeilyddes am fyned trwy y gwaith mor ddeheuig; hefyd i'r cantorion a phawb am wneyd y gymanfa yn fath lwyddiant. Hefyd talodd yr Arweinydd deyrnged wresog o ddiolchgarwch i'r arweinyddion Ileol am eu llafur caled yn addysgu y tonau i fath raddau o berffeithrwydd. Cafwyd tywydd dymunol, cynulliadau llu- osog, a chaniadau ardderchog. Credir yn gyflredinol fod hon yn un o'r cymanfaoedd goreu a gafwyd yn y parthau hyn. Gobeithio y bydd i'r oil lafur a ddangoswyd gael ei ddilyn gan ffrwythau daionus, er lies dynion a gogoniant Duw. Yr Arglwydd a barhao i fendithio yr undeb. Penlan. OWEN HUGHES, Ysg.
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