LLANBADARN. PETTY SESSIONS. °n ifioraran monthly Petty Sessions wg? N. Hrav lhursda}', leb. 28th, before Mesr T Griffith-. On the chair), H, E. Bonsai' uriflitha. G. R. E. Bonsall, B. E. M CHARGE. oitwiiant appeared to answer the Evan Dani. been drunk whilst in .charge of a charge of..rap on the 8th February at Llanbadarn. horswiice in support of the charge was given by iTC. Thomas Davies, who said he saw defendant driving a horse and trap on the highway near the railway bridge at Llanbadarn. Seeing the defend- ant's condition, he got into the trap. and drove him te Aberystwyth and then sent him to:bis home at Trefechan. Defendant admitted the offence, and a fine of 10s. and cost was imposed. A SHOCKING CASE. A case in which shocking disclosures of child neglect were made was that in which Evan Jeremiah Jones, Trecornel. Llanbadarnfawr, was r charged with having neglected his five children in such a manner as to be likely to cause them ^unnecessary suffering or injnry to their health. Mr. A. J. Hughes, Aberystwyth, appeared for the prosecution. Robert Burdett. inspector of the N.S.P.C.C., Oswestry, in his evidence said he called at defendant's house on February 14th. Jones was in bed at 10.40 and his five clildren, ranging from nine, seven, six, four, and one years respectively, were also in the house. The children appeared to be very hungry and were eating a portion of a dry loaf which was on the table. They were shivering and were in a filthy, dirty, and ragged condition, the clothing beiug ragged and insufficient. He noticed marks on the youngest child caused by vermin. The arms and legs of the child were purple from the cold and on the left side of the child's head there were scars. On his asking Mrs. Jones what was the cause of the scars, she replied that it was caused by the falling of some hot fat from the frying pan on to the child. She also stated in reply to questions by witness that the loaf of bread which was on the table bad been obtained by the children from a neighbour and the children had had nothing to eat since the morning before. There were two rooms in the house, one of which was used as a kitchen and the other as a bedroom. Mrs. Jones pointed out to him the bed which the children occupied. It consisted of a broken straw mattress and was placed on the floor near a door. The bedclothes consisted of sacks and rags and were in a filthy and dirty condition. He noticed the bed in which Jones was in. It consisted of a bedstead and the defendant had a blanket round him which was very dirty. The bed was in a better condition than that the children occupied. < He also had a bag of feathers under his head which served as a pillow. The children had no pillow at all, and he noticed that the man was in the most comfortable position, being behind the door. He asked him what was he doing in bed that time of the morning, and in reply he said that he was unwell. Witness considered it for the children's benefit that they should be taken to the Workhouse and he conveyed them there, P.C. Davies accompaying him. Mrs Jones told witness that her husband would not get out of bed and go to his work. Mr Green, his master, had been to the house the pre- vious day to ask the defendant to go to work. The man was strong and able-bodied. Mrs Jones further stated that her husband assaulted her when she asked for money for the children's main- tenance and she had no other way of getting food for herself and children other than by begging for it. She had only received 10s from her husband since October last, when he left:the militia, The woman had tried on the previous Saturday to get the children into the Workhouse, but owing to the Relieving Officer aeing away at the time, she was unable to obtain an admission ticket. She was un- able to send the children to school as they were hungry.—The Chairman asked if the man had regular employment at Green's, to which the Inspector replied that he had and that he could earn a good wage.—Witness, continuing, adcJed that Mrs Jones said that she was happy when her husband was serving under the Gov,-rnmezit.-P.C. Thomas Davies corroborated the statement of the Inspector, and added that he would describe the man as a thoroughly able-bodied working man.- Dr Bonsall stated that on the 14th he saw the five children at the Workhouse, The were in a dirty, verminous, and sadly-neglected condition. The infant of one year was still at the mother's breast. [ Its feet and limbs were purple from exposure to cold. The children's general condition was calcu- lated to injure their health.—The Bench character- ised the case as a serious one and sentenced the accused to four months' imprisonment with hard labour. The Inspector was also complimented upon the action he had taken in the matter. POOR RATE ARREARS. Fred P Robjent, Central Chambers. Newport Monmouthshire, was summoned for non-payment of £4 3s. lid. arrears of poor rate. Mr Thomas Morgan Tanyfford, Ponterwyd, produced the rate nook, but the case was adjourned for a month.
LLANILAR. PETTY SESSIONS. The monthly Petty Sessions were held on Friday, March 1st. before Messrs D. C. Roberts, Thomas Griffiths, and Dr. Hughes. TRESPASS IN SEACH OF GAME. Evan Morgan, Rhodmad, Llanilar, provision merchant; David Morgan, Rhodmad. Llanilar. farmer; Daniel Morgan, Rhodmad, Llanilar, far- mer, were all charged by John Eyre Sparrow, 50, Marine-terrace, Aberystwyth, gentleman, with trespassing in search of game in the daytime on land in the occupation of Evan Morris, in the Parish of Llanychaiarn, on November 24th, 1900. Henry Morgan, Rhiwgoch, Llanddeinol, farmer, was also charged with trespassing in search of game (to wit) hares, in the daytime, on-laftdita the occu- pation of George Jones, at the Parish of Llapd- deinol, On December 25th, 1900.-The case against the first three defendants was settled out of court." —Mr Stanley Griffith Jones (instructed by Messrs Smith and Davieslbolicitors, Aberystwyth) appeared for the latter defendant.—Evan Jones, Llwyn- ddernol, stated that on Christmas Day he was about his house. He first saw defendant in the fields going towards his home. It was about nine o'clock in the morning. Did not talk with him, there was about 120 yards between them. The second time he saw defendant he was in the wheat- field of Llwynddeinol. He carrytt a gun. Witness was ott the road, and the first thing he saw was a hare running out into the road through a gap in the hedge. Witness went to the gap and saw the defendant walking across the field as fast as he could. Witness called upon him to stop, that that was not the road, he turned back and then walked in another direction. Cross-examined by Mr Jones. Mr Sparrow had neA v asked him to act as a game-keeper. He could not say whether he was the only one who saw this alleged poaching. He did not tell Mr Sparrow. He had quarrelled with defendant three years ago. Did not lapow that his brother took a license out the day after Christmas. Did not know that his brother was out shooting on Christmas day, For the defence, Henry Morgan, Tynlone, the defendant said that on Christmas day he had breakfast at seven o'clock, after which with his servant he went up the bank. He carried a gun as was his habit to frighten the crows. He went to the side of the gap, and as the crows had all gone took the cartridtfos out of the gun and went down to count the sheep and found that there were six missing lie went down and saw William Jones, defendant's brother, coming through the wood, he had a gun and a dog with him. Witness met William Jones, Noddfa, and they went along the footpath and home and he stayed in the house until twelve.— John Herbert, farm servant, coroborated the evidence of the defendant, and said that he left his master going to the house. He went back to look for the sheep. He went through some of the complainant's field's. Witness"hadno gun nor a dog with bim, but he carried a stick. When complainant called him he dM not answer him. He returned home at about twelve, and his master was tlic,-rt-The Bench dismissed the case with costs for the defendant. NO LICENSE. James Davies. Pentrellyn, Llanilar, retired pro- vision dealer, was charged by Thomas Cruikshank, supervisor of Inland revenue, Aberystwyth, with Iwepin^ a carriage without a license in the parish, of Llanihir, on the 7th December, 1900.-Defend. ant's wife appeared and stated that as it was so late in the vear tlwv did not take out a license as they thought of waiting until tbe next year.—Fined 10.; 6d and costs. AT.LEOED TRESPASS. David Davies, Fronheulog. Cwraystwyth, miner, John Morgan, Tvclyd, Cwmystwyth, miner, and Win Lloyd, miner. were charged by John Hughes, Upper Lodge, Hafod, with trespassing in search of hares and pat ridges on land in the occu- pation of Richard and Morgan Howells, on Feb 2nd, JQOI. John Hughes, gamekeeper, said he was at Pwllheiian farm, when he saw three persons at the top of the vvood. He din not know who they were. He went as soon as he could to the corner of the wood. lie heard a shot, and saw a number of pat- lid 'es coming towards him. He went forward and saw th. ti-.ree'persons looking in the direction the pa'rid" had gone. They went towards the farm and di pi eared it: a hollow. When he again saw them he recognised them. David Davies and John Morear ad each a JJIMI and William Lloyd was beating the bushes with p. stick. He went down to them and vwben within thirty yards they saw him and ran awav. The bench fined John Mor?an £ 1 and casts, and the other two deltfcd- an'if 5- and c.'sis eaji:. i
LLANON. I DEBATING SOCIETY.—The debating society has been still further postponed. The reason for this is unknown. Has the flourishing debating society J died in full bloom ? Truly it behoves us to pray fervently against the possibilities of sudden death even in things temporal. As a suggestion your correspondent would move that the services of a well-known literary man should be engaged to wind up the season and thus give the institution a peace- ful exit. TEMPERANCE MEETING.—A tempera-nee meeting was held at the C.M. Chapel on Friday night, but owing to some misunderstanding the audience was not very numerous. The meeting was opened by the Rev. E. Jones. Rt-v. T. D. Tho nas remarked that the sacrifice of the inhabitants in the course of temperance could not be praised. The unity of every sect into one strong force, to do something to lessen the habit of drinking which is proving such a curse to the nation, is much to be' desired and worthy of the best efforts. PARISH COUNCIL.—The choice of new members has passed off without an election. It is said, or at least hinted that the balance, as far as the various denominations go, will be most even. A Parliament without an opposition would be a thing of nought and in the same way we may safely say that a Parish Council consisting of members of one and the same sect would come to grief. We are eagerly looking forward for a great revival of activity, for a refor- mation from the usual laxity and for a general movement onward. The ttev E. Davies, Llanpric, has been inacle chairman, and Mr W. T. Jones, Garnfacb, clerk. APPOINTMENT. Capt Evan Davies, Picton House, has lately been appointed to take charge of a newly-constructed steamer. Capt Morgan, Siberia, will serve under him as chief officer, whilst Mr Evan Thomas, A.B., Ellen House, will also accom- pany them. The loss of the two officers will be much felt, for they had lately taken considerable interest in the village and its humble institutions. Mr Evan Thomas was one of those who encountered the perils and dangers of a recent storm, and for a time grave doubts were entertained as to his safety but with a sailor's characteristic luck, he turned up when wanted. A GRAVE OFFE.NCE.-Yotir humble correspondent would like to inform the young ladies whose names were chronicled in a recent issue of the Welsh Gazette as having been instrumental in making due preparations in view of the late children's concert that their names were not given necessarily in order of merit. It is generally the custom of your correspondent when giving a list of names, especially of young ladies, to give them in any order whatever to avoid offence as far as possible, but in this case his usual course has been offensive in the extreme. Your correspondent at this suitable season of the year repents in sackcloth and ashes and begs to say that the last might be first and vice versa. OBITUARY.—It is with regret that we 'hpve to chronicle the death of one of the noted and most re- spected characters of the village who was litHe short of being a centenarian, viz., Mrs Jane Evans, Water-street. She was universally respected, her curious anecdotes and aged-begrimed stories being quite an attraction. Sheleaves numerous relatives to mourn her loss. The funeral took place. on Monday, March 4th. the Rev D. Lewis, vicar,, officiating. On Wednesday. February 27th, Mrs Maria Lewis, Pendre, passed away at an advanced age. She bad been an invalid for years and bad lately been confined to her room. Reqniescant in pace. THE READING ROOM.—The m-ei-mbers of the Reading Room Committee have attracted consider- able notice lately by being a triile denominational in their choice of magazines, periodicals, and news- papers. To employ an alliterative phrase, :it may be said that the Radical rules the Reading Room" and that unreservedly. Could not all party zeal be laid aside when the common weal is at stake ? and could not our worthy members strive to promote the gradually sinking interests of this newly estab- lished institution instead of striving to give an additional impulse to sectarianism ? COLLISION.—The two-masted coasting boat Duke,' (?) was run down lately by a steamer whilst riding at anchor on the river Thames. Capt William Jenkins and the crew happened to be aboard at the time, but luckily all escaped un- scathed, though the vessel foundered. Capt. Jenkins is a native of Llansantffread, an ideal tar and what is more, a footballer of antique note. Years ago he was the custodian of the Llanon team when that team effected a creditable draw with Aberystwyth town. He is still lithe and agile, and his athletic figure is universally known. Captain Jenkins is now trading between Liverpool, London, and the Channel Isles, and the Duke," which is a regular witch for speed, has been seen riding at anchor outside Llanon. Capt. Jenkins is always fortunate, and this circumstance does not in the least show that his luck has left him. THE WAR.—Llanon is by no means ill repre- sented in the present Boer war in South Africa. Two good men and true are now serving in His Majesty's army, viz., Captain Law, Alltlwyd, and Sergeant Davies, Bellevue, belonging to the Devon- shire' and Welsh regiments respectively. Both have partaken in the horrors of modern warfare, the latter not without injury to his person. It is also rumoured that Private John Evans, late of the Plough, Llanon, has also volunteered, but the state- ment lacks authenticity.
ABERAYRON. SUCCESS.—The many friends of Mr D. H. Davies, son of Sergeant Davies, will be pleased to hear of his success in passing hi^ examination, qualifying him for the post ot chief engineer in the mercantile marine service. IMPROVEMENTS.—Trees have been planted on the open space in front of the Intermediate School, and the path up to the school has been levelled and a gutter cut alongside, The tall pole, which, ever since the Mafeking Relief celebrations, had graced the lamp-post between the Post-office and the Feathers with its awe-iospiting presence, has at last been removed. FUNERAL SERMON.—The funeral sermon in memory of the late Captain Peter T. Jones, Chaly- beate-street, who was drowned at sea six weeks ago was delivered in Peniel Chapel on Friday evening by the Rev. T. Gwilym Evans. There was a large congregation from the town and neighbourhood. Miss Edith Thomas played the Dead March at the commencement of the service. HUNT MEET.—The meet of the Neuaddfawr Fox-hounds at the Bank took place on Thursday. As at all the annual meets here there was a good attendance of equestrians, as well as of pedestrians, who came to view the start and to partake t>f the sumptuous welcome liberally provided by Mr and Mrs Munro Hughes, who as host and hostess left nothing to be desired. A large party sat to break- fast. After the horsemen and hounds had been photographed by Mr Squibbsand the RevT. Evans, a start was made past Alltygraig and the Common. Three foxes were raised in the course of the run, which took the direction of Aberarth and Monachty. All three, however, made good their escape. Among those present at the meet were Mr and Mrs Hughes, Neuaddfawr, Miss Longcroft, Mr Davies, and Mr Jenkins, Feathers, Mr D. D. Jones, Mr Charlie Jones, Fronwen, and others. TEMPERANCE SOCIETY. At Tabernacle on Wednesday week the third of the public meetings held in connection with this society took place, The Rev T. Gwilym Evans presided. Among those present were the Revs E. Morris, J. Thickens, J. D. Thomas (Llanon). and J. Morgan (St. Dogmell's), and Mr J. M. Howell. The first item on the programme was a song by Miss Edith Thomas, the assembly joining with tervour in the chorus, Yr Hen Gerddor" was sung by Miss J Catherine Jones. and The singer and the song by Miss Jones, Aberarth. Next came an impres- sive and convincing address by the Rev T, D. Thomas on the evil consequences of indulgence in drink. He illustrated his arguments with touching anecdotes. After this address, which was listened to with rapt attention, Miss May Davies sweetly rendered Y Golomen Wen," Miss Davies's first appenrance at the Temperance Society was wel- comed heartily by the meeting. The Rev J. Morgan, St Dogmell's appearing on behalf of the Sailors' Temperance Union, delivered an address, which did not meet With the attention it deserved. He was followed by Miss M. Owen. who, in rare style sang The Holy City," and being rapturously, encored by the delighted audience, responded with Bwthyn yr Amddifad," her rich voice and her effective style greatly impressed the audience. After another song by Miss M. Edith Thomas, the Male Voice Party, conducted by Mr Griffith Rees brought the meeting to a close with a fine render- ing of Gwilym Gwent's Gwanwyn." The society may be justly proud of its Male Voice Party. LITERARY AND DEBATING SOCIETY, There was a very good aUtendance of members and friends at the meeting of this society on St"David s night. Mr C Denham Evans, vice-president, being in the cbair. Mr J. Dewhurst, first read a paper on,rbe Welshman from the Englishman's point of view." He maintained that the point, in the Welshman's character which struck the English- man were his wild and savage language which was a fearful and wonderful thingjto the Englishman, his fondness for poetry and for mnsic-on the slightest provocation the Welshman broke into song, generally mournful dirges—the melancholy trait—as shown by|»is fond no* for funerals, etc.; a very good opinion of his ancestors, fondness of trying to prove that eveiy great maiVwas a Welshman. The Welshman, however, was not so combative as the Englishman, and was itioie law-abiding. Mr -1 k Mr C. Denham Evans treated the Englishman from the Welshman's point of view. After indulging in some criticism of the preceding speaker's remarks, he mentioned the land-grabbing propensity of the Englishman and stated that the latter was envious of the unconquerable Welshman. The I'lnglisman was lord of ixll--tiil it comes to a L-.I of strength. He was an inveterate boaster, and not manly enough to acknowledge himself baaten. As to the typical English cad. no like monstrosity existed anywhere on the face of the globe. If the Welsh were-fond of singing at street corners, that was more laudable than cock-fighting or rat-hunting, both favourite pastimes in parts of England. In conclusion Mr Evans quoted a num- of triads translated from the- Welsh, which were far from being complimentsvy to the English, and in which the Saxon vices WI-"1\, forcibly set forth. Mr J. M. Howell next read a'r interesting paper on "St. David, the Welsh patron stMiit." He sa i, I that much mystery enveloped the history of St. David's life. There had been a good tfeal of argument regarding his birthplace. If w disregarded the legendary lore concerning him,, there was very little to relate of him. He was allied to the Princes of Wales. he founded the Cathedral of St David's; and also held two important synods, one at, Llan- ddewi-brefi. He died in 458 at Moni Judiorum. A point worthy of special note was the large place accorded to him in Cymric saint-worship. Many churches were named after St. David in South Wales, though there were none dedicated to him in North Wales. His name and fame extended to Cornwall, Devon and even to Brittany. Inconclnsion Mr Howell read extracts from an article written by himself which appeared in Wales "describing the cathedral town of St. David's. Miss K. A. Scott, B.A., took St. Patrick as the subject of her paper. She stated that there was no doubt of his existence. He was born in:372in Gaul, thence carried as a slave to Ireland when he was sixteen years old. He was there converted; and after spending six years in Ireland went to Tours, where be remained for thirty-five years. He then returned to Ireland, and after much struggle and effort succeeded in con- verting the Irish. He died in 492 at the ripe old age of 120 years. Miss Scott quoted a number of miracles performed by him. The crowning event of his life was the founding of the Cathedral of Armagh. The main events of his life were found in his own book ofu Confessions." Mr H. W. See who discoursed on St George,' said that very little was known about the patron Saint of England, and what was known was legendary. He was supposed to have been a soldier under Diocletian, and to ha"e died in the year 313. The dragon was a modern addition; St George was famous in many countries on the Continent, especially Greece. It was not until the reign of Edward III. that he was made the patron saint of England. Mr E. Lima Jones proposed a vote of thanks to the speakers for their interesting and instructive papers. Mr D. Pennant James seconded the proposition, which was carried with enthusiasm. Songs were rendered in the course of the evening by Misses May Davies and Kate Jones, and Mr J. D. Jenkins, who respectively sang a Welsh patriotic song in honour of St. David, Within a mile of Edinboro' town," and Queen of the earth." PETTY SESSIONS. On Wednesday, February _27th. DRUNK AND DISORDERLY. P C, Charles Charman charged Mary Jane Jones. Bronant, with being drunk and disorderly in Victoria-street. Fined 5s and costs. EJECTMENT. John Jordan Jones. Fronwen, Llanarth, asked for an order to eject Evan Evans, carrier, Llanarth. from two fields, known as Llain Fields. Adjourned for one month. HIGHWAYS. Jenkin Evans, highway surveyor,, asked leave to withdraw his summonses against Thomas Evans, Jenkin Jones, John Reps. John Morris, and Evan Jones as they had complied with his request. An order was made against Catherine Lewis, Tyddyrdn, to prune and plush 440 yards on the south side of the road leading from Cwrnbach to Tyddyndu. TRANSFER. It The license of the Sailors' Homes, New Quay, was transferred from David Davies, the present holder, to Thomas Jones, of Tonypandy. OCCASIONAL LICENSES. Occasional licenses for Llanarth Fair, on March 12tb, were granted Esther Lewis, Victoria Inn; Ellen Griffiths, Star of Wales; Margaret Davies, Rosehill Arms, Llanartb; and David Williams, Penrhiwllan Inn, New Quay.
SWYDDFFYNON. EISTEDDFOD -On Friday last (St. David's Day), hundreds of people were seen winding their way to Swyddffynon Eisteddfod. The breaks from Llan- geitho, Blaenpennal, and Llwynpiod, were in full employ, conveying eisteddfodwyr to and fro. The weather, except for being showery, was all that could be desired. The eisteddfod was held in connection with the C. M. Chapel, and under the auspices of the Sunday School. In the unavoidable absence of Dr. Lloyd, J.P., Tregaron, the Rev. T. LI, Roderick was voted to the chair. The adjudicators were :-Literature, the Rev. T. M. Jones, Ysbyttv Ystwyth; Vocal music, Mr. R. D. Herbert, LJidrod; Art, Mrs. E. Davies, 1 anyfforcU, Mrs. Morgan, Ty'nlon, Miss A. B. Owen, Bronwenllwyd, Miss M. Jones, Maesnewydd, Mr. W. Owen, Ty'nddraenen, Mr. E. Jones, Ffosybleiddiaid, and Mr. T. Davies, Black Lion. Accompanists :-Miss Jennie Jones, Ffosybleiddiaid, Mr. White, St. John's College, Ystrad Meurig, and Miss Davies, Pantybeudy Hall, Llangeitho. Conductor—the Rev. T. R. Morgan, Ty'nlon. Secretary—Mr. M. Jones, Cefnllwyn. Treasurer-Mr. T. Lewis, Caebalcog. The meetings were introduced by suitable addresses and con- gratulatory verses by the Rev. T. LI. Roderick. The first meeting commenced am 1 p.m., and the following is the programme with the names of the winners :— Solo for girls under 12, Anne Jones, Rhydgelli Berth, who was the only one that came forward; recitation for children under 12, the first prize was awarded to W. John, Dudlyke, Penlan Cottage. Swyddffynon, and the second to A. Jones, Rhydygelli, Berth; solo for girls under 16, Miss M. Dudlyke, Penlan Cottage, Swyddffynon, was the only competitor; a pair of ribbed stockings, eight entries, winner, Miss Anne Jones, Dolau Teifi potato basket, four entries, Mr. E. Daniel, Ynysybont, Swyddyffynon, gained the prize, and a special prize was awarded to Mr. T. Lewis, Caebalcog; reading an unpunctuated piece, the prize was divided between Mr. James Williams, Gwarhelyg, Swyddffynon, and Mr. D. Davies, Llwyngwincu, Berth; recitation for children under 16, first, Miss M. Davies, Esgairmaen, Berth, second, Miss M. Dudlyke, Penlan Cottage; solo for boys under 16. W. John Dudlyke Wooden Ladle, Mr. T. Lewis, Caebalcog, the only competitor; solo for people over 50, Mrs. E. Davies, Tanyffordd, being the only competitor; quartette, two entries, Llan- geitho party gained the prize. Between the two meetings a tea was given in the school-room, the tables were presided over by Miss Polly Smith, Caledfrvn House; Miss M. Parry, Emporium House Miss Jane Jones, Brynisaf; Mrs. M. Lewis, and Miss Lizzie Morgan, Caebalcog; Mrs. E. Jones, Ffosy- bleiddiaid; Mrs. Jones, Miss A. B. Owen, and Miss E. Edwards, Bronwenllwyd. The evening meeting commenced at six. and the following programme was gone through:—Duet, tenor and bass, the prize was awarded to Mr. Ll. Davies, and Mr. E. Hughes, Rhydfendigaid, there was no competition; two wooden spoons, three entries, best Mr. W. Davies. Penybrvn, Bronant; verses on "St. David's Day," four entries, best Mr. Davies, Cofadail, Llanrhystyd address on "Truthfulness," six entries, the prize was divided between Mr. James Williams, Gwnrbelyg, and Mr. Lewis, Llanrhystyd; singing by a party of 16, "Y Deigryn," two entries, Llangeitho party conducted by Thomas Lewis won the prize contralto solo, Miss M. Dudlyke was the only competitor; satin quilt, four entries, winner, Catherine Evans, Tregaron; recitation, "Breuddwyd ola'r Ilofrudd," three entries, Miss M. Davies, Esgairmaen, Berth, gained Jthe first prize, while W. John Dudlyke, won the second; wit, 14 entries, winner, Mr. G. Griffiths, Tynrhos, Llangeitho; englyn to "The Gnat." fiveentries, Mr. Davies, Cofadail, Llanrhystyd; a treatise on "The characteristics of St. John's Gospel," 4 entries, Mr. E. Jones, Brynmyheryn, won the prize; baritone solo, three entries, the prize was divided between Mr. L1. Davies, Rhydfendigaid, and Mr. J. Davies, Tailor, Tynygraig; Impromptm speech, 15 entries, Mr. D. Jones, Glandulais, Llangybi, was awarded the prize, and a special prize was granted to Mr. E. Jones, Berthddu Chief Choral Competition, "Pebyll yr Arglwydd," Llangeitho and Blaenpennal choir, conducted by Mr. John Evans, Cefnbanadl, was deemed worthy of the prize, and there was no choir to compete with it. The Eisteddfod was a complete success, and has been the means of securing over tlO towards the renovation of the Chapel.
LLANGEITHO. MARWOLAETH BRODOR.—Rhydd newyddiadur o'r America banes marwolaeth hen frodor o'r ardal hon. sef Thomas W. Reese, Neehah Wisconsin. Ganwyd Mr Reese Ebrill 24, 1826, yn fab i Thomas A. Reese a'i briod, Margaret Davies, Penuwch, ger Llangeitho. Enw ei daid hefyd oedd Thomas Reese, ac y mae iddo yntau fab o'r un enw. Priododd Ebrill 24. 1848, gyda Miss Jane, merch David ac Anne Jones, Pont-y-cov, yn eglwys Penal. Aeth a'i rieni hefyd. i'r America yr un flwyddyn; ac wedi petb amscr yn Pittsburg, lie y mae eto ei frawd David, aetbant i Neenah, lie y treuliodd oes faith, ac y ganwyd iddo—Thomas, David E., Annie, a George. Bu Annie farw yn bedair ar ddeg oed, a George ckm bod yn ddwy flwydd oed. Mae y mab hynaf yif briod, a cbanddo George, Herbert, David, ac Annie; a'r mab ieuangaf yr un modd, a chandda yntau Harry a Mamie. Wedi beneiddo symudasant i fod yn agos at y plant—yn Kaukauna am ychydig, ac wedi hvnv yn Appletou, lie y bu efe farw, nos Lun, Chwefror 4, 1901. Y dydd lau canlynol, dywyd ei gorff i gladdfa y teulu yn Neenah, prvd y cludid ei arch gan ei neiaiut, Thomas, Daniel a David Davies, Soar a'r cvfeillion W L. Jones, D. Owens, ac Edward Williams. Dyn cywir a chref- yddol, nieddir, vdoedd ei daid, Thomas Reese, Ty Newvdd, Nancwnlle; ac un felly oedd ei dad, Thomas A. Reese, Penuwch, ac wedi hynv o Lety-v- Panwr, o hen ardal Llangeitho. Gweinyddai ei dad fel diacon gyda'r Methodistial yn Neenah, hyd ei farwolaeth, Mchefin 23. 1881. Yr oedd Tntau yn ddyn cyflawn a dymunol iawn yn hoffi gvvrarido a (fat-Ileti pethau yr efengyl, ac wrth ei fodd yn nghwmni ei gweinidogion.
LLANYBYTHER. MONTHLY 3FAWKRT.—Last Monday market was well atteflded. Pig trade was very brisk fat )S sold at 7s 3d scoreyoung pigs averaged 20s. The most prominent feature in the market was-canvas- sing for the seat on the County Council; A PARISH MEmG was held on Monday evening at the Board School. Mr Lewis, school- master, presided. The chief business was to elect councillors for the ensuing year, and the following were declared electedJohn Rees, Llwynglas; John Davies, Aberduar; David Williams, Glantren- fach; William Jenkins,, saddler; Joshua Evans, Felinganol; D. O. Jenkiins, Panteg; and James Davies, Ty'nyffordd. DISTRICT COUNCIL.—There will probably be a contest for the District Council. It is rumoured that Mr Jones, Henfaes (an. old member) will offer himself as a candidate against the present Coun- cillor, Mr John Davies, Aberduar. Mr Davies has, during his term, of office,, filled his duties ad- mirably. DEATH.—The death of lvhrs Davies, Aberceiliog, Llanllwni. occurred last Suiaday afternoon, after eight months lingering illness. The deceased was greatly respected for her kindness. She was a faithful member at Aberduar Baptist Chapel. The interment took place on Thursday at Aber- duar. She leaves to mourn their loss four sons and two daughters—all being grown np.
GOGINAN. "OW AIK LLWYD."—Nos Fercher, Chwef. 20fed, ymwelwyd a'r ardal hon gan nirer o gyfeillion ieuainc o Ponterwyd er perfformio y ddrama Gym- reig, Owen Llwyd," yr oedd y gwrandawiad astud a gawsant am dair awr o amser yn dystiol- aeth gref i ragoroldeb eu gwaiith. Arweinydd y ddrama ydoedd Mr Edward Jbnes, Ponterwyd, ac wrth ei glywed yn gwneud ei waith mor ddeheuig yr oeddym yn gorfod dweyd erfod yn ei le priodol ac yn deall ei waith, Amlyga y. ddrama ddwy ochr i ddalen bywyd—un yn bur dywyll a'r llall yn oleu a phrydferth. Ceir ynddi y drwg a'r da mewn ymdrech a'u gilydd, a'r da yn y diwed sy'n enill y fuddugoliaeth. Y mae Owen Llwyd pan yn fachgen bach yn cael ei droi oddicartref, yn cyfarfod a Syr Arthur Cadfan, ac yn myned a dod i'r workhouse, yn hynod naturiol a thlws. Yn y cyfwng yma gwna, Rhys y Llain. Phebe Penrhiw Mr Mansel, Stewart y Woikhouser ac Andrews, y Garddwr, eu gwaith yn rhagorol. Prydferth a meistrolgar iawn ydyw amddiffyniad Lady Cadfan o Owen Llwyd tra nad yw Sir Arthur mor ffafriol iddo. Golygfa swynol ydyw "-anfoniad Owen Llwyd ac Alice facb y Plas, i'r Ysgol." Priodol iawn y gellir dweyd am Alice, Dwy rudd fad is llygad gias lion—Dwy ael Is dellt crychfelynion Ha fe alwyd netolion I hollti aur yn wallt i hon." Eto gwna gelynion Owen Llwyd eu rhan yn gampus.—Mr Henry Oliver Cefnygwndwn, Jones, gamekeeper, Morris, coachman, ac yn enwedig Andrews, y garddwr. Dyma dystiolaeth un am Andrews: "Gwen un ni cheir am gynllnnio-un drwg Un drwg nag Andrews rwy'n coelio, Un diafl, ni welwyd a'i do 0 Wyddel, yn debyg iddo." Er holl ymgais y gelynion i waeud Owen Llwyd yn Ileidr y mae serch Alice yn dalyr un tuag ato. Yn y llys y. mae amddiffyniad Owen Llwyd o'i gymetiad yn galonrwygol ac eto yn benderfynol. ond cliria y cymylau pan ddaiw mab y "Swan a'i dystiolaeth. Ca gelynion Owen eu rhoddi yn ngharchar, a phriodir Owen ac Alice yn mhen ychydig ddyddiau. Teilynga y barnwr, Mr Gibes, y superintendent, a'r cyfreit-hiwyr, glod am eu gwaith yn y llys. Mae awdurdod yn argraphedig ar wedd y ddau flaenaf a bar if drwgweithredwyr grynu a gwelwi. Tarawiadol iawn ydoedd amddi- ffyniad Miss Ellis, y Swan, o gymeriad Owen Llwyd, Nid hawdd i neb fydd angbofio yr hen wraig Martha y Ffountain" nag Ann Cilrhedyn. Rhydd y llinellau hyn ddarluri egwan o'r ddwy :— Mae Martha yn bofli eaelbanes y Sir Yn dda ac yn ddrwg, yn golwydd a gwir; Ac arllwys y cwbl wna Ann pan y daw, Fel cwmwl yn arllwys rhaiadrau b wlaw, A glywsoch eu gei-riau-rbai pigogfel drain Am Phebe Penrhiw a Rhys Jones y Llain. Eidduna pawb yn yr ardaloedd hyn bob llwyddiant i'r chwareuwyr.
ABERDOVEY. LECTURE,—OB Monday evening at the Congre- gational Chapel, » lecture on Pwlpud Cymru was delivered, by the Rev. O. L. Roberts, Liverpool, to a large ajwl appreciative audience. Mr W, J. Hughes presided. URBAN CDCNCIL ELECTION.—Both of the retir- ing niembeits- viz., Mr J, Hughes Jones and Mr Arthur Too&Mns, seek re-election, and will be op- possed by Capt. Sideh lewis and Mr W: V. Thomas. Canvassing has already been, com- menced in earnest. CYFAMPOO.CYSTADLEUOL.—Cynbaliwyd cyfarfod cystadlesol llwyfidianus no Wener diweddaf yn ngbapet y Wesleyaid. Lly^yddai Mr E.L. Row- lands,, tra yr arweiniwyd gan y Parchi W. J Jbnes. Hew Meirion .ydoedd y Beirniad Cerddorol'yr hwn roddodd lwyr foddlonrwydd. A ganlyn ydyw rhestr o'r testynau a'r buddugwyr :-Atebion, llafar- edig ar "Joseph," 1 Jane L. Davies, ZI.J. W'. Morris; eto o'r Hyfforddydd," 1 M. A. Roberts, 2' J. H Lewis; atebion ysgrifenedigjar efengyl Miatthew, Miss. Susie Davies; unawd, "Yma cur a blinder cawH," 1 Jane L, Davies, 2 Katie, Hughes.; Ffon Golleu, Mr. W. Thomas arffedog boreuol, Miss S. Davies; Maroon Muffler, Mrs. E,, Pugh: Child's Pinafore, Miss Mary Thomas; traethawd, "Prifi wer&i yn mywyd Crist," Mr George Jones.; traetk- awd dylanwadjcyfeillach eglwysig," 1Mr H GriffithV2 Miss J. E. Jones; barddoniaeth, "Helyatt y Common,* Mr. H. Griffith; englym "Angor. Mr. Ellis. Pugh. (Talfardd) adroddiad i blant, 1 Blodwen JOÐes. 2 M. A. Roberts pedwarawd, 11 O na byddem fel y blodau," J. Lewis a'i barti; deuawdi, "Y man i gann," Miss S. A. Bell, Mr R. Richards, a Miss S. Davies. a Mr. J. Lewis yn gyfartal; adroddiad, Canaan," 1 J. Morris Jones, 2 Lissie A. Walters; unawd, "Myfi sy'n magu'r baban," Jane L. Davies, a Florrie P. Owen yn gyfartal; adroddiad, Cywydd y Farn Fawr,Mr. W. D. Evans; unawd Baritone Solo," Teyrnasoedd y ddaear," Mr George Jones unawd i Baritone, "Breuddwyd y Morwr Bach," Mr. J. Lewis parti Q ddeuddeg. -1-Blodeuyn bach wyf fi mewn gardd:, parti y Tabemacl dan arwqjniad Mr. J. D. Haghes. Cyfiawnwyd y swydd o Y%rifenyddion gan Miss Susie Davies a Mr. R. Ll. Hughes. FUNERAL.—As stated in our last issue, the funeral of Miss M. Jones, Minafon. took place at the cemetery last Thursday afternoon, At two o'clock a memorial service was held in the Tabernacle Chapel, the sacred edifice being filled with friends and sympathisers, the father of the deceased and other relatives being present. In the unavoidable ab- sence, through illness, of the pastor. Rev J. D. Jones, the Rev J. O. Thomas, Menai Bridge, conducted the proceedings After the singing of the beautiful hymn, Mor ddedwydd yw y rhai trwy ffydd," the Rev. J. J. Evans read a portion of Scripture and offered up prayer. Appropriate and sym- pathetic addresses were then delivered by the Rev T. E. Roberts, M.A.. Aberystwyth Principal Roberts, U.C.W., Rev J. William3. B.A., Dolgelley; and Rev J. Roberts, Corris, following which Miss Richards played the Dead March in Saul on the harmonium. W At 3.20 ihe funeral procession was formed in the following orderMinisters, deacons, public (males), schoolchildren, hearse, mourners' carriages, and remainder of general public. Among those present were the following: Principal Roberts, U.C.W., Rev J. Williams, B.A., Dolgelley J. O. Thomas, M.A., Menai Bridge: J. Davies, Bontddu; O. E. Williams, Pennal; W. D. Evans, W. J, Jones, J. Roberts, Corris; W. S. Jones, M.A., Machynlleth; E. Williams, Mach- ynlleth; J. J. Evans, Aberilefenny; T. E Roberts, M.A., Aberystwyth J, H. Symond, R. R. Williams, M.A., Towyn; A. Wynne Thomas, Aberystwyth Messrs W. Roberts, Bryncrug Morris Jones, H. Haydn Jones, Howard^ Daniel, Thomas Jones, County School E. J, Evans, Towyn; J. Morgan, Bryncrug; J- Vauyhan, Erwfaethlon; Meyrick Jones, Dolgelley; Je-iiii Rees. Ynys E. Rowland, Pennal; M. Jones, Cad hIe j J, D. Evans, Penmaenisaf: H. Davies, Machynlleth; John Evans, Barmouth Thomas Jjewis, Pennal; Michael Roberts, Aberllefenny; E. James. Dyffryn; B. Davies, Llanegryn; Messrs Morris Rowlands, D. Hughes and W J, Hughes (deacons of Tabernacle), E4ward Williams, Vincent Davies, W. V. Thomas, Edward Davies. J. Hughes Jo""s, Isaac T. Lloyd, R. Davies, W. Jones, R.O., L, Edwards, B. J, Evans, G. Williams. J. E. Morrb, J. W. Morgan, R, Griffith. F. Williams, E, L. Rowland, G. Owen, I J. E. Jones, J. Pugh, John Owen, T. Jenkins, Capt J. Evans, &(, Kc. At the cemetery the Rev J. Davies, Bontdddu, officiated and tho school- children sung the hymn" Jerusalem the Golden," after which the benediction was pr mounced by the Rev J. H. Symond, the weather was beautifully fine and calm, and the roar of the sea seemed to add to the solemnity of the impressive obsequies. The chief inoiirners were Mr William Jones (father). Rev and Mrs D. Jones, .,NTiss M. E. Jones, Miss Bessie Jones, and Mr D. Jones, Garegddu Capt and Mrs AV. Daniel, London: Mrs J, Pugh, Pier House, and other relatives. The funeral was the largest seen here for many years. The duties of undertaker were carried out by Mr W. Jenes Hughes. Printing quickly and neatly done at the 1-1 1 Welsh Gazette Ppnteries. Bridge Street.
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