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THE OMNIBUS. I
THE OMNIBUS. I fThinss Seen and Heard by the Conductor.] In selecting the leader of any crowd, pick cut the man who does the listening. The loca l sc l D6e d this wee k The local schools are closed this week again owing to the influenza epidemic. The question is being asked as to who will contest the Llanelly, Division against Towyn. • • • Towyn' s selection as Coalition candidate for the Llanelly Division was practically unanimous. < < < Many a man who is the architect of his own fortune gets no farther than the plans and speciifcations. < Each of the ten battleships surrendered by Germany to-day has cost about £ 2,500,000, and the battle-cruisers little less. 0 0 All the arrangements for the General Elec- tion are now complete, including the plan of voting by absent soldiers and sailors. <t Sentry: Advance and give the counter- sign." Challenged Party: I' ve forgotten it." Sentry: Pass on. I've forgotten it myself." Ii The influenza epidemic is abating slowly in the district, and the local doctors are not so badly overworked as they have been during the previous few weeks. The operation oJ the Road Transport Board's instruction restricting de liveries by retail traders to a radius of ten miles has been deferred until further notice. The local Rugby Football Club have been disappointed on two occasions already this k season through the failure of visiting teams to turn up and fulfil their engagements. This is poor sport. < < Mr. John Hinds, M.P., Lord Lieutenant of the county, was unanimously adopted as Liberal candidate at a meeting of the Liberal Association of the Carmarthen Division on Saturday last. M. OL JL w The united thanksgiving service at All Saints' Church on Sunday afternoon lpst was most impressive. All classes of the com- munity were represented, and the service was truly devotional in spirit. Mr. Towyn Jones, M.P., was waifllly con- gratulated on Monday by all sections of the House of Commons on the sweeping majority with which he was selected as Coalition can- didate for the Llanelly Division. Employers holding posts vacant for the return of serving officers or men of similar educational standing, and wishing to apply for their priority release from the Army, should write to the director in their own dis- trict. ? We understand that options to work the minerals under Bettws Mountain have been granted, and it is to be earnestly hoped, now the war is over, that a prosperous develop- ment of the coal industry will soon be initiated in the Valley. The Secretary of the War Office wishes to inform relatives of fallen officers and men that at present, and probably for some months to come, it will be impossible, owing to military reasons, to make arrangements for visits to war graves and cemeteries in France. The Director of the Petroleum Executive, Sir John Cadman, states:—" There is good ground to hope that unless there is an un- expected change for the worse in the position some reduction in petrol prices will be pos- sible either at the beginning of December or January next." » MT. Wardle, replying to Sir Henry Dalziel in the House of Commons, said as soon as the fuel position improved, the Board of Trade would take steps to improve the passenger train accommodation. In the most urgent cases of the long-distance trains he hoped to make some improvement before long. JL JL JL The CoaJ Exports Committee are now pre- pared to consider applications for licence to export coal to Holland. Until further notice licences can only be granted for the shipment of steam and gas coal from the Northumber- land and Durham district and for anthracite from South Wales. ? t The coming of peace will remove the danger of U boats from the seas, but the peril of mines will remain. It is estimated that home waters alone contain 200,000 mines. The work of clearing the seas of these mines, though carried out as rapidly as possible, will occupy a considerable time. ? The prices of oranges and lemons are now controlled, the following being those fixed:— Oranges, I cwt. or more, 83d. per lb. I stone or more, but less than I cwt., 9d. per lb.; and less than I stone, lOd. per lb. Lemons, in corresponding weights, are to be lOgd., lid., and Is. respectively. i* is The general level of retail prices of the principal articles of food on 1st November, according to the "Labour Gazette," was about 133 per cent. above that of July, 1914, the corresponding percentage for 1st October being 129. The increase since the latter date is almost exclusively due to a rise of 20 per cent. in the price of fresh eggs. Mr. David Williams, J.P., Llanelly, the president of the Liberal Association of the Llanelly Division, has received the following telegram from Mr. Lloyd George in connec- tion with the adoption of Mr. Towyn Jones, M.P., as Coalition candidate for the Llanelly Parliamentary Division:—" Many thanks for your encouraging telegram. I am delighted to hear of the adoption of the Liberal Coalition candidate by your Association." At the close of the service at All Saints' Church on Sunday evening, the Vicar pro- mised that some special effort would be made to assist in raising the sum of S-20,000 neces- sary for the endowment of three Homes to be erected for the Church of England Waifs' and Strays* Society. The secretary of the Society for the parish is Miss A. Grace Davies, who has done excellently since she took on the work some years ago. The War Office states that the military situation does not admit a commencement of demobilisation of the military forces, and consequently, until further notice, releases from military service can only be granted on compassionate grounds as hitherto, and in a limited number of special cases where parti- cular persons or classes are urgently required for the purpose of reconstructing industrial conditions preparatory to demobilisation. Re- sponsibility for dealing with applications in the latter class of case rests with the Ministry of Labour. For the present Volunteer Force enrolments are suspended, and. although training facilities will be continued, attendance at drill will be purely voluntary and all dis- ciplinary action suspended.
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Investiture Day. I BRYNAMMAN EN FETE. Brynamman patriotism was all aglow on Saturday, it being the occasion of the investiture of the local heroes who had distin- guished themselves on the field of battle. The village's postal area was one mass of colour. From the farthest end of Brynamman Road to the extreme northern point of the place-a distance of about two miles—and from Rhos- amman on the extreme eastern outskirts to the farthest cottages on Llandilo Road-a similar distance-flags and bunting bedecked the routes. A friendly competitive spirit pre- vailed among the residents of each respective street as to the best display made in honour of our gallant defenders. About nightfall, the Brynamman Band came forth and paraded the streets, led by Mr. Willie Llewelyn. Following in their wake were the 50 odd demobilised, disabled and discharged soldiers and sailors, forming the guard of honour. A tremendous crowd bordered the route, and a long and thick civic procession marched behind the ex-service men. The long-missed strains of the local instrumental public com- bination attracted the less enthusiastic from their corners to the edge of the thoroughfare, and soon the main route was well-nigh im- passable. The venue of the human flood was Gibea Chapel, where the ceremonial gather- ing was scheduled to commence at 7 o'clock. Lieut.-General Sir James Hills-Johnes, V.C., G.C.B., and Mr. John Hinds, M.P., Lord Lieutenant of the county, were advertised to speak thereat, together with several local gentlemen. The edifice was soon overcrowded, hundreds. having to retrace their steps dis- appointed. Mr. E. J. Morgan, chairman of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Society, conducted and opened the proceedings. He regretted to say that Sir James Hills- Johnes was not able to keep his appointment that evening, owing to indisposi- tion Referring to the crowd which had joined in the rejoicings, he was sorry that there were many who had lost either husbands or sons in the conflict who were unable to share their happiness. They as a Society were not going to disband until they had built some monument or other to commemorate their fallen heroes. Mr. G. Williams, C.C., occupied the chair, and said he was not used to the work, but would do his best. They had met under pleasant circumstances at the end of a most destructive war. Material damage wrought by the war could be somewhat replaced, but the lives that were lost could not be compensated for About 360 had joined the Colours from Brynamman, and of these 33 had made the supreme sacrifice. 1464 had been distributed in £ 2 cheques among the soldiers and sailors on leave, and S-80 would be handed over that evening to those who had gone to serve their country before the Society came into existence, making V-544 in all. Four Bryn- amman lads had distinguished themselves on the battlefield, but only one of the quartette was present that evening, viz., Mr. Johnny Davies, R.A.M.C-, who, like the other three, had won the Military Medal. Mr. Wm. Hicks, Rhosamman, sang sweetly The Death of Nelson," and was loudly applauded. Ald. W. J. Williams remarked that had that meeting been held before the armistice was signed, Brynamman would have cheered the soldiers and sailors all the same. He was glad that it did not come off before the terms were accepted by Germany. We were prouder of our heroes under the circumstances. Our joy found vent in many and various ways, but greater and purer was the joy of those who had made the most sacrifice. The per- centage of young men who had answered the call of their country was very high indeed. He remembered just at the commencement of hostilities, before conscription was en- forced, at a meeting held at the Public Hall 19 young men intimated their readiness to go forth to battle. Some persons doubted whether our war aims were fair or not, and even now there were many who were dubious of its objects. Did they think that the millions who had fought in the world war did not know what they were fighting for? That meeting could betaken as a criterion of the people's feelings and convictions. Our gallant warriors have saved us from slavery. There is no question about what were the aims of Ger- many. They had meant to invade this coun- try. Belgium can be taken as an example of their cruel designs and heartless doings. Let us not forget our great debt to those who have suffered for ua. and saved us from calamity. He expressed his regret for the absence of Sir James Hills- Johnes, who had won the highest distinction possible on the field of battle. He was heartily glad to see that Mr. John Hinds had arrived. He had served his country well and represented his constituency most faithfully. He had had bestowed on him the highest honour of his native county. He (the speaker) hoped he would retain his seat during his lifetime. Miss Hannah Hopkin, the promising Bryn- amman contralto, rendered The Boys of the Old Brigade in a most effective manner, winning great applause. Mr. John Hinds, M.P., on rising, was accorded a rousing reception, which, as he said, was beyond his expectations in warmth. It was the third meeting he had addressed that day. He thanked them for their great welcome. He was going to speak in Welsh, as he loved the old and dear language of his fathers. What inspired patents and others more than a Welsh-written letter from the sons of Wales at the Front? There were great times awaiting Wales. Great changes and improvements were to be introduced into the life of Cymru. This was a period to con- gratulate, to sympathise, and to co-operate. He complimented Brynamman boys for the excellent way they had served their country. One out of every ten had answered the call to arms. The speaker went on to say how Mr. Asquith and Viscount Grey (then Sir Ldward Grey) had done their best to avoid war. It was a good thing they had strived to do, but Germany had determined to fight and to win a victory, with the power and glory that would accompany such a triumph. Mr. Hinds suggested here that the Doxology should be sung as a manifestation of our gratitude that the victory had fallen to our lot. The audience, led by Madam Kate Morgan-Williams, responded. Proceeding, the speaker said he believed that Almighty God had given us such a victory. He re- called the time when he had to go forth to the country to seek the services of young men for the Army. He was told that everyone had to go. It was unpleasant work, but it had to be done. Diolch, he feelingly added, the work is over and the tribunals are no more. I am glad that a little Cymro like Lloyd George has steered us through so successfully. His cry was shells, shells, shells, at any cost. God sends good men to help us in all crises, such as Lloyd George and Wi". I don't want to be too harsh with a beaten foe, but we had to get justice. We have gone through the greatest dangers of our lives to secure it. You have done your share at Brynamman. I regret that there are hundreds of homes irreparably affected by the war; but their consolation lies in the fact that their sons and fathers and brothers did their duty to uphold righteousness. We shall treasure their memory for ever. It shall be eternal. We must see that the maimed and dependents and relatives get justice. They have first claim oa the Government. They must not suffer distress in anyway. We can- not realise what they have done and how they have suffered for us. They must have all they require in every respect. It is a dire pity that there are so many slums in our towns. Better houses and higher wages should be pro- vided for the masses. We should not be so hard on the public-houses until we find some better counter attractions for the working men to spend their leisure. We can make England better and Wales brighter. Class barriers should be broken down for ever. The duty of every member of Parliament is to serve as a medium between the poor and lowly and the well-to-do in the land." Mr. Hinds, at this juncture, invested Mr. Johnny Davies with the Military Medal, uttering words of praise to the gallant young man the while. The action was hailed with deafening cheers by the throng. A cheque from Sir James Hills- Johnes was also handed over. A similar sum had been received for the other medallists, but the trophies and gifts were retained until some future occasion when they arrive home. They are: Priv. Emrys Davies, Kanowna; Priv. D. J. Davies, Rhosamman; and Bombr. Pritch Jones, Rose and Crown, Rhosamman. I A number of relatives of those who had not received the £ 2 cheques (mostly fallen warriors, unfortunately) were made the re- cipients of these small tokens of recognition. Among the bereaved group there toddled up the pulpit stairs two little children of a fallen Mons hero, Sergt. Arthur Powney. This portion of the proceedings was a most soul- stirring one. The one-armed pianist, ex-Priv. Gwilym M. Jones, who was the accompanist of the evening, struck up the Dead March," and the throng paid reverence by-bending low their heads. Mr. Jones, who received a rousing welcome on his appearance at the outset, was the cynosure of all eyes, and the strains which he so melodiously produced arrested the atten- tion of all. His performances were marked features of the programme. The speech of ex-Priv. Gregory, secretary of the Swansea Branch of the Demobilised and Discharged Soldiers' and Sailors' Fede- ration, had the irresistible force of sincerity in it. Every word he uttered reached the inner- most chambers of all hearts, and touched the most tender chords of our feelings. He made an ardent appeal to aU to support the soldiers and sailors who had been maimed in the strife br freedom and justice. The demobilised, disabled and discharged warriors have in him an ideal person for such work. His speech was most effective, not inasmuch as it was clamorous, but as it was full of real pathos and earnestness. You in Brynamman have done your best for them," he remarked, but there are many who have not realised their responsibility to these saviours of our coun- try and their dependents. The hands of our representatives must be forced to assist the maimed and the dependents of the fallen. It :s a pity to think that the authorities cannot do anything to assist injured soldiers because they do not come within their regulations, and yet they are on the very edge of the law. These regulations must be mad e more elastic." He cited an instance of a maimed soldier at Swansea having to seek refuge in the Work- house because he did not come within the bye- law", of the country's rules. This announce- ment caused an uneasy stir throughout the crowd. The speaker added that a band of discharged soldiers affected his release from the poor-house. They in Swansea had formed themselves into a little band, and sooner or later would declare war on these obstacles. We do not want charity, but we want you to help us to do what we can do." County Councillor T. Ebenezer Morris, J.P., Garnant, was called upon to address the assembly, which he did from the gallery. He expressed his heartfelt pleasure in being present on such an auspicious and worthy occasion to shew their deep and unfeigned appreciation of the services of the gallant lads who had been fighting for their country. The meeting has been convened," said the speaker, for their sakes, and it does not become me to take up the time, being that the event is somewhat outside my area. But still, I cannot refrain from expressing my admira- tion of the great work they have done, and the brilliant pluck and tenacity they have manifested throughout the campaign. When I heard that Mr. Hinds, the Lord Lieutenant, was here, I soon decided to be oresent. I have oftentimes come in contact with him, and the more one associates with Mr. Hinds the more we want to see and hear him. As you see, he has been gifted with a fine physique of exceptional dimensions, but more than that, he has been gifted with a most manly nature also. His philanthropy is well known through- out the country. His personality reflect honour on our county, and indeed on Wales. Well, we have won a great victory. Our triumph can be attributed to a great extent to the unity of command, and to unity of com- mand we must look for supremacy over the obstacles that lie in the paths of progress in the future. Where unity prevails, obstruc- tions must give way. Let us not on any account let time and circumstances wear away our appreciation of our heroes' stand for free- dom. Let us do our reasonable duty towards them as they have so nobly and heroically ,Tone theirs on the battlefield for each and all of us." Votes of thanks ended the proceedings, and the crowd dispersed to the strains of Hen Wlad fy Nhadau." The secretary was Mr. T. B. Williams; treasurer, Mr. Willie Owen, Glyn Road. The Rev. Alva Richards and Emlyn Aman read verses suitable for the occasion. BRYNAMMAN'S FALLEN HEROES. I Sergt. Arthur Powney, son of Mr. and Mrs. Powney, Cwmgarw Road. Sergt. George Powney, son of Mr. and Mrs. Powney, Cwmgarw Road; wife residing at same address. Corpl. John T. Evans, Military Medallist, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Evans, Glyn Road. Priv. Uriel Roberts, son of Mrs. Roberts, Pencorsto. Priv. Isaac Davies, husband of Mrs. S. Davies, Llandilo Road. Sergt. Willie Greenwood, son of Mr. and Mrs. Greenwood, Quarry Road. Privs. Cyril and Brinley Jones, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Jones, Stafford House. Priv. Gwyn Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Cluil Williams, Llandilo Road. Priv. Clement Thomas, son of Mrs. Thomas, butcher, Station Road. Priv. Rees Stanton, Chapel Street (a native of Llangammarch). Priv. Wm. Arthur Jones, son of Mr. Wm. Jones, Park Street. Priv. Aneurin Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Jones, Llandilo Road. Priv. Johnny Thomas, Welsh Guards, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Lewis, Station Road, and husband of Mrs. B. Thomas, Cwmgarw Road. Priv. John Walter Evans, brother of Mr. Enoch Evans, Cwmgarw Road. Priv. Morgan Morgan, Seaforths, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Morgan, Park Lane. Priv. Vivian Morgan, Seaforths, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Morgan, Mountain Road. Priv. Rufus Griffiths, Seaforths, son of Mrs. Griffiths, Glyn Road. Priv. Noah Jones, son of Mrs. M. A. Jones, School Road. Lee.-Corpl. W. B. B. Morgan, Glynbeudy Works Offices. Priv. Fred Burbridge, Park Street (employed at Glynbeudy Works). Priv. D. J. Evans, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Evans, Waunhen. Priv. John D. Lewis, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Lewis, Cwmtriwbit. Priv. Joel Morris, brother of Mrs. Richard Evans, mason, BTyn Avenue. Priv. Haydn Cowling, son of Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Cowling, Cefncroesaw. Priv. Rees Herbert Jones, London, son of Mr. Wm. Jones, Cwmnantymoel. Priv. George Peale (employed at Harris', Penybont House). Priv. Samuel G. Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Spenser Jones, draper. Priv. Lewis Moses, son of Mr. and Mrs. Evan Moses, New Road. Priv. Willie Abel, brother of Mr. Herbert Abel, Park Street. Priv. Phillip Owen, Australian Expeditionary Force, son of MT. and Mrs. John Owen, Brynamman Road. Priv. James E. Chapman (employed at Evans' Nurseries, Mountain Road). Priv. Bertie Ward, at Mr. Wm. Phillips', New Road (employed at Glynbeudy Works) The list is sorrowfuHy lengthy, but if the name of any fallen Brynamman hero is not recorded above, I shaH be very pleased to be informed of such an omission. It is regret- table to understand that no news has been received from or concerning Priv. S. G. Peregrine, Park Street, or Priv. Tom E Evans, Cwmteg Lane, since last March. It is to be hoped that tidings of their where- abouts will soon reach the relatives. BUTTS. I
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Army Council's Thanks to to the B.E.F. The following message has been forwarded from the Army Council to Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig, Commander-in-Chief British Armies in France.- The Army Council desire, on the occasion of the happy termination of hostilities, to con- gratulate all ranks of His Majesty's forces in France upon the magnificent share taken by them in the series of brilliant actions which have" contributed so powerfully to the gradual wearing down and final submission of the enemy. Since August. 1914, the British Expedi- tionary Force has grown from a small but highly efficient contingent, which acquitted itself with such renown at Mons, in the battles of the Marne and the Aisne, and at Ypres, to a great army. For the last four months this army has waged on a front of many miles an unceasing battle, and has every day won new glories for its standards. Through these four chequered years of con- flict the same spirit of cheerfulness, stoicism, and gallantry which our forefathers so con- stantly displayed has again been shewn in the g lorious tale of daily achievements, which is the Empire s pride and rejoicing to-day. To Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig, the commander who has led to a decisive victory over a formidable and skilful foe the mightiest army ever sent forth to battle from the Empire; to all officers, from the highest to the lowest; to all the rank and file, who have borne the burden of the campaign, undaunted by discomfort, wounds, sickness, or death, and also to those whose unceasing labour behind the lines has smoothed the working of the machine of victory, the Army Council tender their tribute of admiration and gratitude with the hope that, under God, the mighty work which has now been brought to a victorious conclusion on the battlefield may ensure for the Empire a future of honour, prosperity, and peace. FOCH'S PROCLAMATION. General Foch has addressed to the Armies of the Allies the following proclamation: After having resolutely held the enemy you attacked him for months without respite, with unwearying faith and energy. You won the greatest battle in history and saved the sacred cause of the freedom of the world. You -may well be proud of the immortal glory with which your flags are adorned. Posterity will remain grateful to you. GENERAL PERSHING'S MESSAGE. I General Pershing has issued an order ex- pressing his personal thanks to the officers and men of the American forces sent to Europe, who by their efforts contributed to make pos- sible the glorious issue of the war. He adds: Now a more delicate task will enable you to give the measure of your military virtues. You will remember that every ofifcer and man represents our nation in Europe. You will undergo the new trial as brilliantly as that on the battlefield. Sustained by the high ideal and the remembrance of great deeds accom- plished, you will bring home the proud con- viction that your sacrifices renewed the American soul. On the enemy's territory or the freed soil of France you will remain disciplined, correct, respectful cf all civil rights in order to justify for ever the pride and affection which every American feels for your uniform and for you. WELSH DIVISION'S WORK. I The general officer commanding the 38th ,(Welsh) Division in a special order of the day, dated 7th September, 1918, says:- I desire to express gratitude for the success achieved during the past 16 days. The division met and smashed the elements of 43 regiments. The enemy was forced out of all his very strong positions. Each brigade made one and sometimes two attacks each day.
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GLANAMAN. BLODYN ATGOF AR OL MISS LILIAN JONES. Gwaith digon prudd a siomedig i mi yw ysgrifennu ar ol y rhiain hawddgar, Lilian, unig ferch Mr. a Mrs. Evan Jones, Bodiwan. Gwlychwyd gruddiau lawer gan ddagrau pan glywyd am ei hymadawiad sydyn, oherwydd rodiddi le annwyl a chynnes ym mynwesau ei chydnabod. Rhyfedd y fath gorsennau ysig ydym; ni wyr angau wahaniaeth rhyngom, ac nid yw'r cryfaf ohonom ond etifeddion erw Duw y dyddiau galarus ac angeuol hyn. Un o'r telynau a dorrwyd yn gynnar ydoedd hi. Byr iawn fu ei hoes o'i chyfrif yn ol nifer blynyddoedd, ond oes lawn o weithgarweh. Mae miloedd yn bodoli yn yr hen fyd yma am bedwar ugain mlynedd. ac eto heb fyw un diwrnod. JNid yr un ftordd mac- Duw a dyn yn mesur oes; y dyn a fesura wrth rif y blynyddoedd, eithr ei Luniwr doeth wrth swm y gwaith. Ni chafodd hi fyw' n hir, ond bu fyw ei phroffes, ac lesu gadd ei hoes i gyd." Geneth garedig a phrydferth ydoedd Lilian, a datblygodd yn un o'r cymeriadau hawddgaraf y Cwm. Ni phetrusai ddywedyd yr hyn a feddyliai yn y wyneb heb rith cenfigen a brad." Myn rhai pobl ddweyd yr oil yn y cefn, ac eraill y cyfan yn y wyneb a dim yn y cefn. I' r olaf y perthynai hi, am nad oedd mel ar ei thafod a gwenwyn yn ei mynwes, a thrwy hynny enillodd bawb yn hollol i'w charu. Meddyliai'n uchel am Oy yr Arglwydd a gweis yr lor. Pwy fu'n ffyddlonach yng Nghyrddau'r Plant, y Cwrdd Gweddi, y Gyfeillach, y Gymdeithas DdiwyIliadol a'r Ysgol Sabothol na Lilian? Mae' r peTarogl hyn yn ameuthyn Îr saint mewn oes mor ddi- fedawl ac esgeulus o' r pethau goreu. Ond hi a gymerwyd ymaith yn gynnar yng nghanol ei ffyddiorideb a l defnyddioldeb, am mai lesu wyr beth sy oreu." Pan oedd clychau a hooiers aflafar yr ardal yn cyhoeddi Hedd- wch fore Llun, Tachwedd II, diangodd hi i ardal lonydd yr aur delynau," yn 19 mlwydd oed. Prynhawn dydd Iau canlynol, rhoddwyd yr hyn oedd farwol yn naear Hen netnel, a r rarch. U. t-iarford Evans, Cross Hands, yn gweinyddu. Cydymdeimlwn yn ddwys a'r teulu trallodus yn eu profedigaeth, a dymunwn iddynt gael profi'n helaeth o gysuron yr Efengyl Fawr. Clychau r llawr oedd ar ei chlyw 'N canu Heddwch, Pan aeth at delynau Duw I'r dedwyddweh, N ugain mlynedd namyn un, Ferch heddychol, Yn cael Heddwaii Duw Ei Hun Yn dragwyddol. I Camp y dydd yw cwymp y dail, F yrdd yn disgyn; Mwy o gamp gweld merch ddi-ail Fry yn esgyn, At ganghennau' r bywiol bren- Pren y Bywyd, Sydd a i dda,il tuhwnt i'r lien, I Yn rhoi iechyd. Mud yw'r darlun ar y mur Ym Modiwan, Yno'n gysgod am y bur Fanon Lilian Gwag yw'r sedd yng nghylch y Cor, Lie bun -ffyddlon, Ac mae bwlch yn Eglwys lor Ym Mryn Sion. Ar nawn Sul mor dda oedd hi Yn y cornel, Yn y Dosbarth gyda ni Ar yr Oriel; Nef i mi fod gyda hwy Ferched hyglod, Ond ni chlywaf Lilian mwy 'N dadrys adnod. Lilian annwyl, uwch dy fedd, Wylo'r ydym, Tithau n glyd mewn hyfryd hedd, Oddiwrthym Wylo ar dy ol yn drist I Mae llaweroedd, Tithau' n llawen gyda Christ Yn Ei Nefoedd. Un o fit ydoedd Lilian-ddiangodd Gydag engyl eirian; Eneth gu, fe aeth y gan Yn dawel o Bodiwan. Glanaman. J. J, M.
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I ER COF I Am ein hannwyl Wynneth, 5 mlwydd oed, yr hon a gollwyd mor sydyn Tachwedd 5. 1918. O! aros ni, Gwynneth, wrth ddrws y Nef." 'Rym ninnau yn dod o'r anial dir- Dy rhiaint o ganol poen a chur, Yn dod i ganu y gan iddo Ef- O! arcs ni, Gwynneth, wrth ddrws y Nef. O! aros, ni ddown, ni ddown ar frys, I Nawr teimlwn ein hunain yn suddo yn îs- Yn is i donnau'r lorddonen gref, I O! aros ni, Gwynneth, wrth ddrws y Nef. I O! aros yng nghwch addewidion ein Duw, Ni ddeuwn drwy'r stormydd i'r nefoedd i fyw; Yn lach, yn iach drwy'r storom gref, O! aros ni, Gwynneth, wrth ddrws y Nef. O! arc, un annwyl, ni fyddwn yn hir I Cyn rhoddi ein ffarwel i'r anial dir; O! gwrando'n dymuniad, ein gweddi, a'n lief, Ac aros ni, Gwynneth, wrth ddrws y Nef. Yr. iach, eneth annwyl, wyt heddyw'n ddi- f raw, Ces: goron 1w gwisgo, a thelyn i'th law; Y delyn oedd segur yn disgwyl dy fys, I chwarae anthemau i Frenin y Llys. EI THAD Tirydail. (D. Lloyd Griffiths).
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FFARWELIAD Y MILWR. Mae atn y frwydr ofnadwy Y n törrÏ n ddibaid ar ei glyw, A gwyddai fod galw i'r adwy Er mwyn cadw Rhyddid yn fyw. Yn hyf ac yn ddewr mae ei galon Wrth weled ei wlad dan ei cham; Yn gyrru mae trais y gelynion Ei ysbryd gwladgarol yn fflam. Rhaid gadael glan aelwyd y bwthyn, A chefnu ar Gymru, ei wlad; Mae ymffrost ac anrhaith y gelyn Yn galw am gedyrn i'r gad. Mae'n barod i fynd ar yr alwad I angerdd yr erch frwydr fawr; A gorffwys ar Arglwydd y cread A wna yn ei oriau diwawr. Fe gofia am byth am y borau Ffarwel,iodd a'i hoff ffrindiau mad Ar ruddiau ei fam yr oedd dagrau, Difrifol oedd gweddi ei dad. A rhywun a'i chalon ar dorri, A'i dwylo am wddf yr un ffel; Ac yntau a i wedd oedd yn gwelwi Wrth orfod rhoi iddi ffarwel. Awr orgysegredig oedd honno Pan groesodd ef nniog y ddor; Hyawdledd distawrwydd oedd yno, Yn fud yr oedd pawb ond yr lor. Wrth adael tangnefedd y fangre, Daeth deigryn i' w lygad pryd hyn; Ei galon oedd nol yn ei gartre A'r capel bach draw ar y bryn. J. W. JONES. Twyn, Yjarnant. JONES.
I CYFARCHIAD Dydd pen-blwydd cyntaf Benni, plentyn Mr. L. J. Evans, B.A., a I briod, Chetwynd Road, Llundain. Mae Benni heddyw yn flwydd oed, A'j lond o fywiog arnan Y plentyn dewraf fu erioed Yn trigo ym Mrynaman. Daeth yma'n faban egwan, bach, Am nodded rhag y German; Rhag marwol fwriad erchyll wrach Ca'dd gysgod ym Mrynaman. Dan ofal didwyll goreu'r wlad, Ac ymdrech teulu cyfan, I' w wylio cafodd gariad mad Yn Station Road, Brynaman. Yn ddiogel yma rhag un cam Y treuliodd flwyddyn gyfan, 0 gyrraedd gelyn creulon, am Fod noddfa ym Mrynaman. Ymwreiddio wnaeth y bychan cu I serch ein teulu diddan; Cynhyddodd ef, er rhwystrau lu, Yn awyr iach Brynaman. Mae'n cerdded heddyw hyd y tY. Fel boss gwna hawlio i gyfran; Siarada'n groew ac yn hy' Fel Cymro o Frynaman. Efe yw eilun ei famgu Nad oes ei fath yn unman I Un cadarn fel y Mynydd Du, A champion plant Brynaman. Mae'n awr yn drech na'r Caiser cas Fu'n llunio'r erch gyflafan; Yn bur ei fron, mae'n byw yn fras Ar rations ym Mrynaman. Mae W' I o Berlin heddyw'n brudd, A'i wlad dan feichiau'n griddfan; Ond Benni sydd yn frenin rydd, A i orsedd ym Mrynaman. Ha! Ha! yr olwyn fawr a drodd, Mae r Hun ar ffo ei hunan, Tra Benni n chwerthin wrth ei fodd Tra'n aros ym Mrynaman. O! coned am ei gyntaf flwydd | Lie bynnag byddo'l drigfan; Mewn dyled bydd, er ffawd a llwydd, i I rhywrai ym Mrynaman. 1 j Gobeithiwn y caiff fyw yn hir, A gras i faddeu I r German, Gan wneud daioni yn y tir, A chofio am Brynaman. j d erwn y bydd icido fyw Hyderwn y bydd iddo fyw Ax hyd ei einioes wiwlan Yn lan ei foes, a pharch i'r Duw I Fu' n cynnal ym Mrynaman. Ar ddydd ei Ecsodus bydd claer Fanerau hedd yn chwifian I Ion roesawi Ben a'i chwaer I Lundain o Frynaman. EDWARD PHILLIPS (Talfrynydd) Brynaman. (Ei Dadcu), I
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M r Y TORRWR CERRIG Tan fan y berth ar fin y ffordd, Gwdir y torrWT cerrig Yn euro n ddiwyd drwy y dydd Mewn mangre neilltuedig. Fan honno mae yn llawen iawn, Heb ganddo yr un gelyn A sisial ganu yno mae Emynau Pantycelvn. Y wybren las sydd uwcb ei ben, A'r corwynt yw ei gydntar; A hithau g lomen ar ei thro Ddaw at y fan i drydar. Y fronfraith her a'r robin goch Ddaw yno i delori; A rhannu wna ei grystyn sych A r ednod am eu cwmni, O ddedwydd wr, er tlawd dy fyd Boneddwr wyt, er hynny Mae gennyt 'stad tuhwnt i'r ser— Cwyd di dy ben i fyny. Os yw dy damaid yma'n brin, A'th gam di yn grynedig. Mae'r Hwn sy'n porthl'r deryn to- 4 Yn cofio' r torrwr cerrig. 'Dall cyfosth byd ddim sicrhau Llawenydd i'm cyd-ddynion 'Does dim ond crefydd lesu Grist A lawenhay galon. Rwy'n erfyn amat, Nefol Dad, Er teimlo'n llesg ac unig, 0 dyro Dy dangnefedd im' 'R un fath a'r totrwr cerrig. JOSEPH WATERS (Glantywi). Rhydaman.
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BRYNAMAN. I Cymdeithas Gymreig.—Bydd yn dda gan liaws gyfeillion Hen gael ar ddeall fod Cym- deithas Gymreig v/edi ei sefydlu yma i'r dyben o ennyn sel a chariad at ein hiaith. Pan gyll y Cymro ei barch i'w iaith, y mae lie i ofni-y cyll ei gariad at gretydd yr un pryd. Felly, mae or pwys mwyaf i ni fel ardal i gymeryd y diddordeb dyfnaf yn y mudiad hwn; ac un o'r llinellau mwyaf effeithiolaf i ofalu am ein hiaith ydyw ei harfcr ym mhob lie a than bob amgylchiad sydd yn bosibl. Gellir gyda ilawer o br.odoldeb ddweyd am y Gymraeg ei bod yn cael ei chlwyfo yn nhy ei charedigion- Brysied y dydd pan ddaw y Gymraeg yn 01 i serch ac aelwydydd ein gwlad. Cafwvd anerchiad agoriadol i'r Gymdeithas gan y Parch. J. Vernon Lewis, B.A., B. D., Lerpwl, ar y testyn, Sut y cawsom yr Her. Destament." Bwriedir eto ddechreu' t flwyddyn gael darlith gan Miss Mildred Williams, B.A., Abertawe, ar Emvnwyr Sir Gaerfyrddin," ac hefyd un arall gan y Parch. Penar Griffiths ar Hiraethog fe! Pregethwr." Mae amryw wedi yrnrestru yn aelodau eisoes, a rhoddir croesaw calcn i bawb sydd ag awydd am hynr.y, ynghyd a chyiijhelliad taer am iddynt i ymuno a'r Gym- deithas drwy roddi eu henwau i'r ysgrifen- yddion sydd a i henwau ar waelod yr ysgril hon. EMLYN 0. EVANS. D. BRYNFAB THOMAS.
I PENYGROES. Gyda fod dorau y pyrth yn cael eu hagot a haul heddwch yn codi i'w ganolbwynt cyntefig, a mynwesau y tadau a'r mamau yn ysgafnhau dan obeithion cryf am weled y rhai annwyl sydd ar dir y byw yn dychwelid adref, wele un c'n dynion ieuainc n obaith ynte llawn mor gryf am adeg y dych- weliad Ïw ardal enedigol ac aelwyd gvsurus ei rieni, sef Mr. a Mrs. Thomas, Brvnarfcvn ond nid felly y bu. Yng nghanol seiniau melysber clychau'r hedd yn Ffrainc, dyma Tom, yn ddyn ieuanc, yn rcdio yn araf ar hyd glyn cysgod angau mewn un o' i hysbytai hi, er holl ymdrechion goreu y meadygon atal ei gamrau. Rhaid ufuddhau i' r awdur- dodau goruchel, canys rhaid oedd iddo ef rodio y ffordd honno. Bu'r Haw Anweledia yn dyner ohono ei gadw rhag min y cledd a dinistr y tan-belen ond er hyn oil. syrthiodd yn aberth i dwymyn y qlameg. Mae'r arda! mewn llawn cydymdeimlad a'r ifulu traliodus yn Ilymder y storm sydd wedi eu dal. Taened Rh -g l uniaet h e I a d ￼ Rhagluniaeth ei aden drostynt, a chysured a chysuron hyfryd yr lachawcwriaeth. SANNAN.
I RHYDAMAN. Blin ydyw y gorchwyl o gofnodi marwoi- aeth y brawd ieuanc, Aaron John Williams. 13, Wernddu Road, Amanford. Bu farw at y 13eg o Dachwedd o'r pneumonia, pan ddim ond yn wyth ar hugain oed. Mab ydoedd i Mr. a Mrs. Williams, Abernani. Dyn tawel a charedig ydoedd Aaron, wed: cael ei fagu yn yr ardal, ac un o blant Eglwys y Ta'ber-- nacl, Glanaman, o ba un yr oedd yn aelod. Y mae wedi gadael priod a phedwar o blant bach- i alaru ar ei ol. Nodded y Nef fc drostynt. Dydd Sadwm canlynol, rhoddwyd ei weddillion i orffwys ym mynwent y Taber- nacl, a daeth Jlu i dalu iddo y gymwynas ddiweddaf. Gwasanaethwyd yn y tv gan > Parch. Ffinant Morgan, a chan y Parchn. J. Thomas, Bethesda, a John Oliver, Bethania, ar lan y bedd. Heddwch i'w Iwch. CYMYDOC.
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Ammanford Police Court. Monday, November 18th.-Bfecre Mr. A E. Du Buisson, Glynhir (in the chair) Mr. D. Richards, Tirydail House; and Mr. W Williams, Penygroes. BREACH OF CONTRACT. Thirteen summonses were heard against a similar number of workmen employed at the Rhosamman Colliery, Brynamman, for breach of contract. Mr. Kenshole, solicitor, Aberdare, ap- peared for the Colliery Company, and Mr T. Randell, solicitor, Llanelly, defended. The men, who were described as "helpers had absented themselves from work in conse- quence of their not having been given "places" which they alleged they were entitled to. The Company, on the other hand. said that no new places were available for them, as the old colliers who were out of places were entitled to preference; and further, that thi Company would have opened new parts if they could to accommodate the claims of the helpers." It would be to their interest to do so, but under the circumstances they were not capable of doing so. The Com- pany claimed damages for breach of contract. The Bench made an order that the damages be paid. The respective solicitors agreed that the claim should be a set-off against the wages of the workmen. The amount of damages varied, some work- men being liable to if and others to £ 1 los. Printed and Published by the Amman Valley Chronick, Limited, at their Office;, Quay Street, Ammanford, in the County of Car- marthen, November 21st, 1918.