i Tonyrefail Notes. Llantrisant Trades and Labour Council. A meeting of the above Council was- held at the Railway Restaurant, Pontyclun, Mr James Dicks presiding.A reply was received from the County Council stating that the Trades Coun- cil were not entitled to representation on the County Committee re the Naval and Military Pensions Act.—It was decided to again write the County Council stating that this Council only seeks* Labour representation on the Local Sub-Committee, which, in accordance with the Act, it is entitled to; also to write the Labour Party on the question. Resolved that this Council petition the Gov- ernment regarding the ill-treatment of Con- scientious Objectors, and that they be immedi- ately handed over to the civil authorities. Re Blind Institute.—This question was again referred back to the branches. A communication was read from the Shop Assistants asking for the Council's support in the matter of non-Unionists.—Resolved that this Council support them, and that delegates should raise the question at their respective lodges, and urge upon their members the im- portance of seeing that their daughters and sons. when taking up this occupation, become members of the above Trade Union. The delegate to the Rating Conference gave his report, which was accepted.—Also a report on the work done by the E.C. of the South Glamorgan Labour Party. The Southampton Trades and Labour Council asked for support on the question of Chinese Labour on British ships. It was pointed out that previous to the war, in London there were. 2,000 Asiatic seamen, but since the war this number has increased to 8.000. These men, whose wages were from 362 to £ 5. were em- ployed in preference to British seamen. whose wages are from £ 8 10s. per month. The following resolution was passed, copies to be sent to the Prime Minister, President of the Board of Trade, Labour Party and .local Member of P,-ii-lia,ment:- That the Llantrisant and Llantwit Fardre Rural District Trades and Labour Council view with great alarm the great increase in view w'tl-i great a,l a the numbers of Chinese and other Asiatic seamen now being employed upon British ships, and consider that such increase is a menace to the workers, and calls upon the Government to at once frame laws which prevent the employing class from us- ing the workers of other countries to lower the wages of the workers of this country. Justice for Disabled Warriors. The Sou th Wales oampaig-n to demand adeq- uate public maintenance for disabled soldiers an4 sailors and their dependents as a national debt of honour has commenced in various localities. A district conference is to be held at Pontyclun on Saturday (July 22), at 6 p.m. We are looking forward to a strong representa- tion from the various Churches and Labour organisations. It is painful to think that such a course has to be taken to counteract the action of the Government. And more painful when one has to remember that we have Lab- our representation in the Cabinet. When will thR British workmen wake up to a sense of self-respect and return those who seek their sal- vation and not their destruction and subordina- tion P We do not hear that commanding officers, doctors and all the other sons of the ruling class have to beg for charity! Their names are on the pension lists of the Government, and enjoying all the good things of life. Wounded. I- It is heartrending to hear news constantly of the village boys being killed and wounded at the ront. Last week the news reached here I tJ,<;>.t, three of them have been wounded, name- jT Doughty, Reg. Williams and Pontin. We I wish them speedy recovery, and that before thev I aoain return, Peace will be declared. Mere Anomalies of Military Service. I TShere are ugly rumours tIbout the Coke- workers, who are considered as munition work- ers. Some of them who have been there from the. commencement have pot been exempted, while others who are really not quite so im- portant and have nob been there so long have received certificates. It is intereditafcle to hear of some of these put in khaki, while others who have rushed in to be initiated to strange and new work are exempt. Why is this per- mitted by the Trade Union? The Union is quite as much an authority as to whether these men are indispensable a.s the employers are. And it is its duty to proteat the interest of every individual, however insignificant he may be. An in pa rev to one should be ah injury to all.
Ynysybwl and District Notes. I The Sore Point of Sunday Bonus. I Mr Ben Davies, Miners' Agent, addressed a meeting of night workmen on Thursday morn- ing, the 6th instant, when he gave a report of the agreement arrived at on the question of the Sunday night bonus. He regretted that they had not obtained all they sought to get, but claimed substantial advantages had been secur- ed, inasmuch as a workman working Sunday night got the one-fifth, even if he worked no more that week. Also, the bonus turn would be paid w hen Sunday night and foar other week- night turns were worke-cl. which was not the case formerly. The questions which were after- wards put to Mr Davies elicited the fact, how- ever. that the one-fifth would not be paid for working Saturday afternoon or night, and also that a workman working a full week and Sun- day night would lose the one-fifth for Sunday. On the whole, the feeling in the meeting was one of intense dissatisfaction rather than of unbounded joy. In view of the inability of night workmen to attend the meetings of the Lodge Committee, when elected, it was agreed that a Nightmen's Committee should be formed, which would deal, in the first instance, with matters relating to nightmen this would tend to efficiency. and would obviate much of the delay that at pre- sent exists. Mr. Evan Lewis was elected cash steward "for the-coming year. Shareholders Paid Off. I The workmen will be interested and glad to learn that the shareholders of The Hall were paid off on Mondav week. We hear also, that the proposed agre,emeut as to the transfer of the building to the workmen has been sent to the Lodge Committee, and that a joint commit- tee of all Ladv Windsor workmen, i.e.. crafts- men and miners, is to be called immediately to consider it. We gather that the draft agree- ment does not secure such a measure of control of the hall by the workmen as they could na- turallv expect over their own property. Perhaps the administering of a little "ginger" to some, at least, of those acting on behalf of the men, might help in that direction. Wesleyan Anniversary. The Thompson Street V\ esleyan Chapel held its school anniversary on Sunday week, when a full and varied programme was gone through by the scholars; the sing'ng of the choir. led by Mrs. Dd. Price, coming "I Loll a well-deserved m-ed of appreciation. Alderman E. H. Flem- ing Hopkinstown, presided, with his unfailing geniality, throughout the whole of the services. Lady Windsor Lodge and Income Tax. The half-yearly meeting otHhe Lady Windsor Lodge was held on Tuesday evening week, the chairman being Mr Tlerii-y lames, checkweigher. The tirst matter dealt with was the proposed Insurance Scheme drawn up by the District to provide for compensation in cases of accident to checkweighers, mines examiners, and others, as well as indemnity guarantees for lodge officers. After a lengthy and animated discussion. the meeting decided not to support the scheme. Mr F. J. Pridav. who has been nominated by the lodge for the post of income tax collector, reported that a joint committee of the Ponty- pridd and liliondda Districts had met, and had made certain important recommendations, am- ong them being that a sub-committee should be appointed at each colliery to advise workmen generally in regard to points connected with income tax. and also to assist them in filling up the necessary forms. Messrs. Wm. Hazell and R. NVoosnair4, together witk Mr Priday. were elected to form the said committee, and all workmen seeking advice and guidance in in- come tax matters are cordially invited to wait upon them. Mr W. R. John, the Lodge Secretary, .report- ed that the Joint Committee of Ynysybwl Lod- ges desired to form a local Trades and Lab- our Council, and moved a resolution to that ef- fectt which was carried practically unanimously; an ame-ndment in favour of affiliating with the Mountain Ash Trades and Labour Council se- curing only two votes—those of the mover and seconder.—Six new committee members were electd in place of those retiring, and Mr Ivor Úavie and Mr Evan Jones were af^pointecl cash stewards for the ensuing term. The Nursing Fund Question. The Lady Windsor management are where they always were. It will be remembered that when we last wrote on the above matter, it was stated that they had jibbed on the question of full control as laid down in the nursing scheme. They wanted to insist that half of the pro- posed Id. levy should be kept entirely outside the fund, and paid directly irOlll the Cardiff Offices towal"ds th" .Ai Cottage Hos- pital. The w 1, and, deman- ded as scheme, that tl" fl,e into the N ur": the vari- oil made by 5 it nn- thfc rran- "ger "t. 1- tual owners. And, finally, after perforce ac- cepting the workmen's Nursing Scheme, they- now turn round, and arrogate to themselves the right to dictate where one-half of the proposed funds shall be allocated. The Worm is Turning. The men at Lady Windsor have borne these things too long. At last. however, the worst has turned, and none too soon. They have shown in their recent meetings that they are determ- ined to take contrbl of their own affairs, and the management will do well to mark the changing temper of the men, who will, if need be, maintain their Nursing .Fund by a lodge col- lection. which will thus be secure from mana- gerial interference. I A Contrasi. In pleasing contrast to the foregoing, in the matter of a Nursing Scheme, at any rate, are the dealings of the Management of the local Mynachdy and Darranddu Collieries, own- ed respectively" by Messrs. Hol-man and Co. and Mr Tom Taylor. The 250 odd workmen at these small collieries have a joint nursing fund, to which they contribute Id. per week, and in the conduct of which they are absolutely unfetter- ed. A nominal sum is charged for keeping the money back at the. office, and there thQ con- nection of the company with the fund ceases. Moreover, the money is paid over weekly, and not kept and used for six or twelve months by the company to earn interest. The excellent work done by this comparatively small fund is an index of what could he accomplished on a Ilarel'scale bv Lady Windsor workmen. The total amount )f levy received last year was £6, exactly—out of which £ 10 10s. were contributed to Cardiff Infirmary ;14 14s. to Pontypridd Hospital -tlO 10s. to Bristol Royal Infirmary ai,d ze3 5s. each Co the Porthcawl Rest and the Bath Miners Water Hospital. Apart from this, for a small annual contribution per year, the services of the St. John Ambulance Car from Cardiff is available for conveying patients in comfort, from their homes to Pontypridd Hos- pital and Cardiff Infirmary and back, while other patients have had their train fares paid to Bristol and elsewhere. Not only that, but in necessitous cases, under-clothing has been pro- vided where such is needed by a patient going into hospital; while in one case a grant of £ 3 10s. was made towards the children of a workman while he was under treatment. All local services in connection with the fund are entirely gratuitous, and much credit is due to the committee responsible and to the secretary (Mr Ellis Lewis) and Mr Dd. Smith (treasurer). Obituary. Two well-known and respected inhabitants of Ynysybwl have passed away recently. Mr Evan Owen, Rock Terrace, had been suf- fering from consumption for the last few years, but had .stuck mantirfly and cheerfully to his duties almost to the last. He was secretary of Bethel Church, and was held in high esteem by his fellow-officers and members. The inter- ment took place on Tuesday at the local ceme- tery. the Rev. P. Gregory oiffciating. Mrs. Evans, Brynderwen, parsed away on Wednesday last, after a comparatively short illness, accentuated by the loss of her sight some months ago, and also by the deiath of her son Tom, who was killed at the front in France early this year. The funeral, which was priv- ate. took place on Monday, the body being con- veyed by ?"Carso to Tonyrefail. where Mrs. Br- ans' husband was buried having been killed in a mining accident at Penygraig some 15 years ago. Among the mourners were Mr John Ev- ,tns., Al-ii., q.d Mr 1. Evans (sons) Mr and Mrs. Kirton (daughter and son-in-law) and Miss Maud Evans (daughter). War Casualties. I Infoi-m,tt,lon liam been received by the relat- ives, for whom great sympathy is felt, that Sergeant R. J. Harris had been killed while leading his men into action during the recent big advance. Bob worked very many years at Lady iadsor before entering the police force, from which he joined one of the Cardiff City Battalions. His parents live at the Llech- wauIl Farm. Ynysybwl, while Mj- Jacob Harris, overman at the Lady Windsor Colliery, is a brother
Trades Unions and Co-operative Employees. NATIONAL CONFERENCE TO BE HELD IN BIRMINGHAM. Phe National Joint Committee of Trade Un- ions catering for Cooperative Employees, which was established on a definite basis in November, 1915 under the presidency of lHr Fred Brain- lev, a member of the Parliamentary OODimit-1 tee of the Iiwle Union Congress, and the Joint! Committee or Trade Unionists and Co-operators. j is arranging to hold a. National Conference at! Birmingham on September 3 for the purpose of dealing with important questions concerning the relationship ,:>efcween Oo-operators and Trade Unionists. There are federated in the Committee. 16 Na- tional Trade Unions liavin- members in Co- operative employment. The obJect of the Committee is to watch over and promote the interests of the bona-fide Trade Unions having members in Co-operative em- ployment. and to combat the policy adopted by a minority of co-operative employees in org" ani- sing thsfnselves separate from their fellows em- ployed by the Co-operative Movement. and part from the great body of workers organised their respective Trade Union*.
UMATISM-KIDNEY TROUBLE. I atism is due to uric aei41 crystals in the ■ muscles, the result of excessive uric '5 system that the kidneys failed to Nature intended, to which every 'vsician agrees, and this acid is also backache, lumbago, sciatica, gout, e, stône, gravel and dropsy. if Estora Tablets, for the treat- ttism and other forms of kidney \0 the fact that they restore the lv action, and thereby remove trouble, which necessarily re- 1s that spring from it, and rless cases after the failure of lich accounts for them super- medicines that are sold at a ut the wealthy. a specific based on modern 'e the successful treatment, mberless obstinate cases after other tried remedies, which superseding out-of-date medi- 1 all but the wealthy, 'heir description- price—1/3 per All Chemists, 132 Charing -W. PARRY
Abertillery Notes. I A Just Claim. I A week Wednesday an important conference was held at Newport in connection with the claims of Abertillery. and other Monmouthshire districts f,&i- autonomous control at the adminis- tration of local relief under the Statutory Com- mittee set up some time ago. Feeling on the matter is strong and unanimous that the com- munity needs local control, and the point is being vigorously pressed. The Trades Council and the Urban District Council were well re- presented at the conference, and reports will be given in due course. Local Hospital Conference. On Monday a conference was held of the de- legates of all the various organisations repre- sentative of the district, at present dealing with the matter of the provision of the long-consid- ered and much-needed local hospital. Mr T. H. Mytton presided. It was decided to send a request to all the industrial concerns of the neighbourhood asking their assistance in arran- ging to deduct a poundage from the wages of their employees,, also for other financial help. The coommittee was instructed to appoint a Site Committee to make enquiries as to suitable sites to bring back recommendations to another conference to be held in the near future. Tom Gale at Cardiff. I Last Friday the parents of Tom Gale, who was arrested as an absentee -as reported last week—visited him at Cardiff, finding him in the best of health and spirits. It appears there is all the while a goodly company of Conscien- tious Objectors at Cardiff fresh arrivals keep- ing up the number. News has since come to hand that he was to be court-ma rt-i ailed on Wednesday, but no further particulars have arrived up to the time of writing. Mrs Wafker's Campaign. I A week Saturday Mrs. Walker, of the Wor- kers' Suffrage Federation, commenced a week's campaign in the neighbourhood by an outdoor meeting at Abertillery. and on Sunday she con- cluded her visit by addressing a meeting at the Trinity Corner, Church Street, Mr D. Hay- ward took the chair, literally, and by his open- ing remarks soon attracted a large crowd, which increased still further during the course of the meeting. Mrs. Walker greatly interested her hearers, as was evidenced by the steady and continued attention maintained throughout a lengthy address, given out most eloquently and powerfully. Some little time ago, after the visit of another well-known speaker of the Wor- kers' Suffrage Union to Abertillery. which, by the way, drew together a huge audience to listen to her, it was said that, surely, in these times, something better coul d be found to do than to travel about the country arousing dis- content and unrest. Those remarks showed a complete want of knowledge of the immense work that the organisers of the W.S.F. have done in relieving the sad conditions created am- ong the poor people of the East End of London by the War, and to have listened to Mrs Wal- ker's Sunday evening address would have open- ed the eyes, if not the minds, of anyone hold- ing such ill-informed opinions. In her speech, in simple language and by well-pointed illustrations, the speaker showed up realistically the appalling conditions of many of our fellows, and- of the misery intensified by war and its effects. When it was mentioned that the milk bill alone of the W.S.F. in the East End amounted to j660 per week. some conception was gained of the great work done. Altogether the speech deserves a fuller report, but it can only be said that ft was a great Socialist propaganda one, and Mrs. Walker can be eulogised as an interesting, vigorous, and effective speaker. Trades Council and Rents. I •F or some time the Abertillery. Trades and Labour Council have been doing good work by making known the law in regard to the Rents Act. and generally keeping a, vigilant eye on the interests of the tenants—miich needed work in these times. A few weeks ago some cases of apparent abuse of the position of landlords w;.ere reported. and to dea!l w'*i the matter a Rents Committee was appointed. On Wednesday there is a case on at the local court, an eject- ment order having been applied for. The Coun- cil is taking an active part in connection with it; acid will be represented at the police court by a solicitor and their energetic secretary. The result is still to be seen, but the fact is evid- enced that the Council man to play a real part in the work of bringing about proper conditions in the district, and not be merely "a talking shop." Burning Questions at- Abertilfery. A matter of great local interest, and perhaps I of wider significance, has for a couple of months been arousing ranch feeling in Abertillery. ft appears that a great scarcity of firewood for some time -has been causing, to say the least, great inconvenience in the houses of many workmen. In consequence, the men employed at the Powell's Tfllery Collieries have been in the habit of taking home old bits of sticks and chips of wood of no use to the Coliiery Company. On June 19 notices were put i-ip at the pithead warning the men of the Mines Act. and threat- ening to prosecute any of them taking home this firewood. Afterwards a huge mass meeting was held, and the position was fully discussed. It appears tile men at other local collieries have the privilege of taking hame this old wood. After the discussion the meeting decided to continue the practice of blpck taking, and it was arranged that the committee be at the pit bottom to see that men carrying wood were not interfered with. Matters were then rather efcciting. Next day the men made a pont. of having a chip of wood with them at finishing time. The management tried to prevent them, and the men were stopped ascending the pit for some little time, but eventually their de- termination had to be recognised. After that up till this week no further development took place, but now eight summonses have been is- sued against different men, the cases to be heard on August 2. The feeling is very strong. and the men mean to make a fight of it to gain their ends. All of them have given in 14 days' notice so that the pits will be idle on the day the cases are before the court. Further develop ments are awaited with great interest. The Powell Tillery Collieries, at which this unique sort of struggle is taking place, have re- cently ceased to be under the old management, an' is now part of the Ebbw Vale Company Combine. A gathering for a testimonial for the late managing director has lately taken place,, and it has been said it is a good thing for the testimonial that this trouble had not then cropped up'. Mon. I.L.P. Rally. ? 1 ? -11 .I- 1 Un Saturday last the annual rally of the Mon. I.L.P. Federation took place at Gilwern, the weather being most kind-thus a most suc- cessful gathering taking place. The branches were well represented. well over 200 members being present. The arrangements had been splendidly carried out by those responsible for them. The caterers had their work cut out M cope with the appetites of the little army to be fed—I.E.Peers being apparently a healthy lot; but it is hoped they made their contract paN. The food must have been invigorating, for afterwards a large number of mature adult members of various branches were observed vigorously playing a game of rough and tumfcle football, with a very small ball, on the huge Gi. iwern Common. It can be surmised the outing was remembered for a few days. One particularly happy man at the close of the day was the Abertillery Literature Secretary, who had been enterprising enough to take with him a stock of literature. At the meeting Comrade Tom Langley presided, and the speak- ers were Reg. James, of Risca, a released Con- scientious Objector; Mrs. Walker, W.S.F.; and Tom Richardson, M.P. A report of the spee- ches will be given next week.
Interned Alien's Wives. I MERTHYR ALLOWANCES TO BE IN- I CREASED. Mr T. T. Jenkins (chairman) at last Satur- day's meeting of the Merthyr Board of Guar- dians. said that with regard to allowances to British-born wives and families of interned al- iens there were two cases in Bargoed and two in the Merthyr area. At Bargoed the full L.G.B. seale of 9/3 a week for the woman and 2/6 for each child was paid. He moved that the al- lowancos in the Merthyr cases should be in- creased to the same level.—Th is was agreed to. Mrs. M. A. Edmunds referred to a case of a soldier's wife who, after entering the Work- house infirmary, found deductions for the period she was there made from her Atny allowance. The Chairman: I think it is very wrong; that is my opinion. It was reported that in every case where the wife of a soldier goes to a Poor Law In- stitution the allowance is stopped, but the Board received none of it. Mrs. M. A. Edmunds: Is there no way to recover this money from the Government? The Chairman It is the Government who is benefitting, and the local ratepayers ought to benefit. (Hear, hear.) On the motion of Mr Harry Evans, it was decided that the Clerk (Mr F. T. James,) should1 write to the War Office cm thematter.
I Lief Cydwybod. Credasom unwarith fod Cydwybod wedi enilt rhydaid bythol yn y wlad hon; ac fod arwvr Cydwybod. a rhyddid wedi byw ymbell yn ol. Hyfrydweh oedd darllen banes yr arwvr liyn a gweld gwhid yn eymemdwyo gwafth y rhai ddilynasant eu cydwybod. Mae'n hir i aros"- am y gymeradwyaeth cldylasai ddod ar unwaith unig yw y Ilecvriau clistaw lie dioddefa arwvr gwiad en coledi. yn ddiddig. Beth gyst mynd "ergyd careg" i'r cysgodion yn achos y byd Yng ngoleuui Rhyddid, anghotir y bobl fu'U' ffyddlon yn y nos. Pan dclel r'liyddid—mant- cisir airno gan elynion Rhyddid. a gollyngir dros got y rhai hyny stifasanb dros hawliau dynot- ryw. Maw-r ein hedmygedd o ferthyron yr oesau Tywyll, a diderfyn ein cod i'r rhai gar- char wyd yn dchaehos gan frenhinoedd a llywiaw- dwyr y cYllfyd. Sonir am lythyrau John Penry 0 r Carchar at ei enethod fach; a' i ewyllys yn. cyfiwyno iddynt air y Duw byw. Darlleni'r—ac esbonir epistolau anfarwol Paul; mae rhwd y barau heyrn ar lawer adnod mae epistolau'r Carchar wedi gor-fyw y gorseddau a'r coronau drud. Y trysorau gwerthfawrocaf yn fy meddi- antinau yri awr ydyw y llythyrau wyf yn daoibyn oddi wrth Arwyr Cydwybod o garcharau, gwlad. Gwyr y rhan fwyaf am Ithel Davies, bugaij defaid o tryniau Meiron. Bu aelod sen- eddol yn dadleu ei achos yn y Senedd, a lienor galluocaf Cymru yn galw svlw gwlad at ei aohos drwy'r wasg. Y mae Ithel Davies a mma vn Syleillion ers Mynyddau; daethom v& gyledlton d?vy gacu yr un egwyddorion. Ei fod yn Castau Milwriaeth a chas calon s* ydd eglur 1 bawb a 1 adnebydd. Cydnabyddai ei elvnion ei iod yn wrthwynebwr Cydwybodo! rrwyadl. Betn mwy ofynrr gan y gyfraith? Ond llusgwyd ef o ddiadelloedd y defaid,-a t-hang- neiedd y mynycldoedd, i wersylloedd cad. Ond nis gallasai lioll rym Prydain blvgu ei ewyllys gydwybod alluoedd militariaeth. Tra- ddodwyd ef 1 garcliar gyda Uafur coled. Ond y niae n sefyll mewn rhyddid nas gall neb ei gy- meiyd odcli arno. Wele ran oi llythyr ata,f 1!) Anwyl Gvfaillj-—Daeth fy mam yma n., hivvr, a bu gyda mi drwy'r boreu heddyw, a daeth ag un o'ch llythyrau i mi i'w ddarllen; a. o nis gallafoeidio a diolch i chwi am eich teimtad earedig tuag -ataf fi a'm teulu yn v cvfyngder yma. Y mae cydyradeimlad fy ng-iyfeiilion anwyl i mi heddyw yn tori yn Salman Melys, ail llanw y mor yn canu iiielold t, dyfnder mawr ar y traeth, ac yn llawenhau a'i civ wo ac ai teimlo. Bu'n argyfwng mawr arnaf y dvddiau diweddai, y rhai a dreuliais yn yr wyddgrug. Y mae genyf brofiad newydd heddyw, a gwelais Ddnw yng ngogoniant a. mawredd ei gara-id a'i drugaredd anfeidrol. Rhyfedd yw meddwl y modd y trinir y bechgyh aethai dyn i lawr yng nghyfrif ei gvd-ddvn hyri nes cydnabyddir ef yn deilwng o barch. na. dim o'r tegwch a'r cyfiawnder ag sy'n briodol i Ddyn. Njd oes genyf mwyaeh barch i lywodr- aethau a gwladwriaethau a brenhiniaethau na. d] n ar y svckl yn darostwng dyn o tan draed ei gyd-ddyn. Dyna'm Syniad am gymdeithas. enoed, ond angerddo-lwyd ef vm mhrofiad yr ar- gyrwng hwn. Gwelais bethaii ofnadwy, a dvn- wedi ei cldairostwng i'r llwch. Diameu fod VB 1 lurid 1 mi wynebu brwydr fawr yn y dyfodol agos. a,c y mal"n ddyle'dswydd arnom gadw'r faner l chwifio liecldyw; fel y dywed y Salm- :nld: Hhoddaist faner i'r rhai arth ofnant, iliv. (Iyi.-cliafti er mwyn dy enw." Dyna ewyllys. Duw—am dyledsuydd iriau. Hwyrach y carech wybod tipyn 0'111 helynt yn y carchar. Bn vr galed jawn arnaf. Cefais driniaeth leni a. chwerw iawn a'm dyrnodio'n ddidragaredd j. dyddjau cyntaf; a chanlyniad un ddyrnod oeddi i asgwrn fy nhrwyn gael ei dorri, a bum mwn. heyrn a "straight jacket"; mid y pedwarydd, dydd fe gyfryngodd y Sergt.-Major in fy achos a bu'r driniaeth yn weddol dda wedyn gan ei fod ei: yn ddyn Twis iawn.—Oofion anwyl. Eich Cyfaill, ITHEL." Dyn stori cydwybod yng Nghymru heddyw. Un o blant yr Ysgol Sul a'r Capel—yn ddi •yni-adfertli. yn m,Iaw milwyr; a'r grefydd; broffesodd yn fud yn llysoedd daear. Ond pan ysgrifener haner arwriaeth y cyfnod hwn, Wdc'; enw [t ied Davies yn llanw lIe anrhydeddus, Boed iddo nerth 1 gredu yn. yr ac hos .a gar ei ga on ac i fyw i fyny a'i gred Hawddamor gyf- adi-daw clydd yn y man, a byddi ditfeau wed: gwneud i-hll,3,1 I ddwyn oddi amgylch v dydd., Mae goleu llwyc1 y wawr ar y bryniau mar wcddaidd a. y mynyddocdd yw trAetil Tr. Iiwe, b.ydd yn traet-hu lieddwch.
Apel ar Ran y Pioneer. fe, P-apur v gweitltwyr yw'r "Pioneer," a rhaid 1 r gweithwyr welel nn. cha ddiodclof oddiwrth brinder an an. Yn y gorffeiiol y mtw'r papur WB-di sefyll 'o-lvtn ac yn yr argyfwng hwn y mae wedi sefvll dros heddweh. a thros hawliau Cydwybod. Y maer llawei- o d,dei-bynw,yi.- a chefnogwyr y Pioneer wedi gorfoct mynd j'r rhyfel a rhaid i'r rliai sydd ar ol ofalui cadw']} fyw y papur sydd yn sefvll di-os hawliau'r gweithwyr. Bydd mwy o eisi-i.! j papur pan el lieibio y rhyfel, nag erioed Bydd y brwydrau Cymdeithas yn fWw chwerw a gallu oyfalaf yn gryfach, rhaid cadw IDa,ptir v gweithiwr yn fyw. Y rnae'r Cylchrediad yn inyad- i fyny yn gyflym iawn ond v mae I-Yris a phrinder papur yn gwnend anhawsderau v cy- hocddwyr yn fawr. Yr wyf wedi ysgrifenti i» weddol gyson 1 r golofn Gymraeg er cychwYfl Kidt y pa,pur, ac wedi derbyn liiaws mawr o lythyrau, oddi wrth y Darllenwyr Cymreig vn diolch am yr ysgrifau. Teimlaf yn ddiolchgar iawn ow gwel y darllenwyr CVmreig eu ffordd yn glir i roddi yckydts: gyniorth arianol. Gaf fi apelio atoch cliwi Gyma-y. sydd yn darllen y Golofn Gymreig am help sylweddol i'r "Pioneer" P Yn sicr, y mae'n werth ychydig; aberth i gadw'n fyw bapur y gweithiwr. Gymry! gyrweh eich rhoddion ym mlaen. Carwn weld ffliwau yr haM ddarllenwyr Cymreig ym mysg t Cyfranwvr. Gyrweh vr arian i mi, a daw eich enw an allan yn y "Pioneer," yn y golofn Gym- re ig, bob wythnos. Dyma ni yn dechreu yu. wythnos hon gyda dwy rodd. Oarwn gael rhest-v faith erbyn yn wythnos nesaf. Yr Eiddoch, ar rhan y "Pioneer." T. E. NICHOLAS Llangybi. Cardiganshire.- APEL AT DDARLLENWYR GYMREIG Y "PIONEER." S. Q. T. E. N'c-hol, 5 0 Dan Davies, Dowlais .2 6 ,Do,wlais 2 6
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