THE OMNIBUS. I 1Things Seen and Heard by the Conductor.] There was a large attendance of ladies at the Court House on Monday. Some shop windows in the town were blown in during the recent stormy weather. The River Amman is overflooded as a result of the incessant rains of the past few days. < < The antediluvian methods of the citizens of Palestine greatly impressed some of our local lads who served in the campaign in the Holy Land. It is understood that the Army Council has issued an order to resume recruiting for the Regular Army on pre-war lines as from yesterday. At the funeral of Lieut.-General Sir James Hills-Johnes, V.C., on Friday, a wreath from His Majesty the King was among the floral tributes received. A deputation appeared before the Carmar- thenshire Education Committee last week to ask for the erection of an intermediate school in the Gwendtraeth Valley. < A local man was struck with the appear- ance of the auditorium at the Court House on Monday. He at first thought there was a mixed choir there for practice. » In the list of appointments to the new Government appears the name of Mr. J. Towyn Jones, M.P. for the Llanelly Division, Junior Lord Commissioner of the Treasury. Local soldiers who served in Palestine declare that the inhabitants of Jerusalem wexe completely overcome with joy when they were informed of the approach of the British troops. Some residents of Ammanford suggest that steps should be taken to have light railways laid in this locality which would connect this important industrial centre with the outlying villages. Canned salmon purchased by the Food Ministry is now arriving in this country, and will be distributed in a few weeks' time to the trade, when a further alteration in the schedule prices is contemplated. sc bedule 7>ylces is cdntemplate d An old resident who takes an interest in the climatic conditions, on being asked his opinion about the present rainy period, attri- buted its cause as follows:—" Do's dim rhyfedd. Ma'x gwynt o Abertawe." Mr. Stephen Walsh, M.P., who criticised certain members of the Labour Party during the election, met his critics on Saturday last at a miners' conference. A resolution calling for his resignation as miners' agent was defeated. According to reports, the Government is erecting a light railway, 30 miles long, at Giggleswick, Yorkshire, with the object of making the cost of transport of agricultural produce cheaper, and also increasing the rura l supply of rural product from the district. < His Honour Judfge Lloyd Morgan held his first County Court in Ammanford on Thurs- day last, and while making an inspection of the Court House mentioned that it was in the Ivor* Ites' Hall, Ammanford, that he made his first public speech. < The rainfall, as registered by the pupils of Cwmifor Council School, Manordilo, for the year was 49.52 inches, the number of wet days being 233. The rainfall for 1917 was 43.83 inches, and the number of wet days 204. The heaviest rainfall was registered on December 15th, when 1.18 inches of rain fell. Judge Lloyd Morgan, at the opening of the County Court on Thursday last, said he had always been of opinion there ought to be a court at Ammanford, but he could not say he agreed that the Ammanford Court should be attached to the Court at Carmar- then. Several people complain of the disgrace- ful manner in which certain persons conduct themselves on Sunday nights in Ammanford. The use of flashlights is far too prevalent. Perhaps the fines inflicted at the Police Court on Monday will serve to shew that this con- duct cannot be tolerated. When the entry of Jerusalem was imminent, some of the Turkish staff were disturbed by a British 'plane flying overhead. A Turkish aviator fancied his chance, and ascended with the object of combating the Britisher. In a few moments his machine was hit, and the Turk's flying days were at an end. < < The Llandilo Urban District Council are taking steps with a view of having Lampeter linked with Llandilo by means of a railway. If the idea reaches fruition, it will also mean that the Amman Valley will also benefit therefrom, as much produce has from time to time been despatched from Lampeter to this district, » Instructions have been given by the Admiralty with regard to repatriated men that those who are qualified for promotion are to be advanced to the higher rank or rating and draw the higher pay from the date on which they would have been promoted in the ordi- nary course had they not been taken prisoners or interned. Certain apple importers have been charging both the margin of profit allowed to first owners and wholesalers under the Apple (Prices) Order. The Food Controller desires to make it clearly understood that the addi- tion of any further profit by an importer, whether the sale is made to the retail or wholesale trade, is an infringement of the Order, and renders such person liable to prosecution, < It is understood that the Government has decided to allow the railway companies to put on a large number of trains to facilitate the abnormal passenger traffic arising out of the demobilisation of troops. Arrangements are now being hurried forward, and the rail- way corfipAnies ate engaged in drawing up new time-tables. The local bodies should make a strong endeavour to get late trains from Swansea and Llanelly run up the Valley. At a Labour conference, convened by the Ministry of Food, in London on Saturday, Mr. H. M. Hyndman said it was the unani- mous opinion of the Food Consumers' Council that the next six months would probably be as difficult a time regarding food as any time during the war. If the competitive market was restored and the Central Powers came in as buyers, the prospect of starvation in :-he great cities of England was greater than before the period of control. He advised workers skid the public generally not to be too hasty in demanding release from Government control.
I- Ammanford Police Court. Monday, January 13th.-Before Lieut.-Col. W. N. Jones, Dyffryn (in the chair) Mr. W. J. Williams, Brynamman; and Mr. Tom Morris, Garnant. I CONSTABLE SWORN IN. P.C. Vincent, formerly stationed at Gar- nant, was sworn in. He has served in France for several years, anl was attached to the Welsh Guards. The Chairman said they were all very glad [- to see him back, looking so well. AFFILIATION. Miss Catherine Jane Roberts, of Penrhiw, Tycroes, summoned David Henry Walters, of Forest Hill, Pontardulais, to shew cause, &c. Mr. T. R. Ludford, solicitor, Llanelly, ap. peared for complainant, and Mr. C. Dahne, solicitor, Swansea, for the defendant. Defendant's solicitor applied for an ad. journment, and Mr. Ludforl agreed to the order of the magistrates that the case be adjourned for fourteen days. APPLICATION FOR VARIATION OF I ORDER. Miss Millie Harries, of Park Terrace, Pantyffynnon, applied for an increase in the amount of order made in respect of her illegitimate child, against David Harries, of Tynewydd House, Cwmllynfell, who had been adjudged the father. The defendant had written stating his in- ability to attend, and the case was adjourned until February 10th. FAILURE TO GIVE INVOICES AND I RETURNS. Mr. David Thomas, the Local Food Inspector, summoned Messrs. Peglers, Quay Street, Amman ford for failing to give invoices and returns of dealings in sugar for the months of October, November and December last. Mr. T. M. Evans, solicitor, Ammanord, appeared for the prosecution, and Mr. Andrews, solicitor, Swansea, defended. Mr. Andrews said that the section of the Order under which defendants were charged was divided into two, which meant two separate offences, and that the two offences could not be included in one summons. He suggested that the summons should be amended, and he wished to know under which of the sections the charge would be made. After exchanges of opinion as to whether the summons was in order, the Chairman sug- gested that the summons be amended, and that the word information should be in- serted instead of the word invoice." In- formation would cover it. Mr. Andrews remarked that the summons should have been made out in accordance with the words of the Order, and that no- thing was stated in that part of the Order about invoices. Mr. T. M. Evans agreed that the word information should be substituted for the word invoice." In outlining the case, Mr. Evans said that the summons was taken out in consequence of complaints which were received, and which extended over three months. The defendants were registered retailers who had a branch shop within the local Urban Area. The work of the Local Food Control Committee was partly to see how many customers were regis- tered with the various retailers, and they were to be furnished with lists shewing how many customers were registered. Supposing a retailer had 150 customers, the Local Food Control Committee would see that the 150 who were entitled to gib. of sugar per week were given their supply. He described some of the duties of local retailers with regard to the furnishing of a list shewing the number of customers, &c., to the Local Food Control Office. Dealing with the charge, Mr. Evans said that the complaints became so persistent, until at last the Fool Control Committee had to take serious notice. People complained of being without sugar for two, three, four, and even five weeks. As a result, the Local Food Inspector was instructed to make enquiries into the matter, and on December 9th last he called with Mr. E. Harries, the manager of Peglers' local branch, for the purpose of see- ing the invoices, &c., relating to sugar. The complaints continued from the beginning of October up to the end of December. It became incumbent that the Food Inspector should look into the matter. Mr. Harries, the manager, produced the books, but they were no evidence whatever. The Inspector asked for the original invoices relating to sugar for the months referred to. The manager replied he could not produce them; they were at Peglers' Stores, Newport. i Subsequently the Inspector called on Decem- ber 23rd, so that Mr. Harries had ample time to obtain the invoices. On this visit the Inspector asked for the production of the invoices covering three months ended 31st December. Again the invoices were not pro- duced, and Mr. Harries made the same reply. The matter was reported to the Food Control Committee, and a resolution was passed that the present proceedings should be taken. The firm had done everything to assist the Local Food Control Committee, and it was with extreme regret that the present proceedings were taken. At the same time, the interests of the public had to be considered and pro- tected. Mr. David Thomas, the Local Food In- spector, in giving evidence said that continual complaints had been made, and on the 9th December last he visited Peglers' Stores and asked for the production of invoices relating to sugar for the last three months, viz., October, November, and December, 1918. The manager said he did not have them; they were at Newport. He again called at the shop on December 23rd and asked for the production of the invoices, when the same reply was given. Cross-examined: The books of the manager were produced, which shewed all rationed food sent to him from the head office. The manager was prepared to shew all other books relating to the matter. Invoices were issued by wholesale firms. Mr. Andrews remarked that in this case the invoices had never been issued from the head office to the local shop. The manager, Mr. Edward Harries, who was also summoned in respect of the same offence, was then called, and said that invoices were never sent to any of the branches, and bore out his advocate's remarks. A letter was handed in from the head office of the firm in response to Mr. Harries' com- munication, stating that the auditor would not permit the invoices to be sent to the branches. Mr. Andrews, in addressing the Bench, referred to the fact that the manager hal pro- duced the advice notes and books for the insepction of the Food Inspector, and that he had not withheld any information in his pos- session. It was very 4dlifficult to define whether the advice note was an inyoice or not. Per- haps if it had the word invoice" printedi upon it in large letters instead of the word: adv ice, i t might have been accepted as an invoice. The manager had been told by the Inspector that he did not require inspec- tion of the advice notes, but that he required inspection of the invoices. The Chairman remarked that the manager should have taken some steps to have the invoices ready for the Inspector by the time he called on December 23rd. In delivering the decision of the Bench, the Chairman said that the matter had been carefully considered according to the evi- dence, and that being the first case of the kind which had come before them, they did not consider it a very serious case. An order would be made that the defendants pay the costs of the cases and also advocate' s fee. I fee. LARCENY. Deputy Chief Constable John Evans sum- moned Gwenllian Thomas, of Llandilo Road, Brynamman, for larceny. There were three charges against defendant. Mr. Maddocks, draper, Station Road, Brynamman, giving evidence, said that he left his premises on the 24th December last and went for a few days' holidays. He returned on the following Friday (the 27th) and found certain articles of clothing missing, the total value of which was f-i I 10s. Id. He received some of the articles from P.C. Thomas, of Brynamman, who had re- covered same. P.C. David Thomas said ;fce received com- plaints about certain articles being missing from the premises of Mr. Maddocks. On December 29th he saw defendant, and in- formed her that he was making enquiries about the missing articles. The defendant replied: I don't know anything about it." Witness requested her to give an accunt of her movements, and defendant said: Yes, I have been there. He then cautioned her, and defendant made a statement to the effect that she was going up Station Road on Wednesday, the 25th of December, and that when opposite Mr. Maddocks' shop she went up as far as the back door and tried to open it, but found it was locked. She then tried the window, and found that the catch was not closed. She opened the window and went inside into the kitchen, and from there into the shop. She took the clothes, and they were in her mother's house. She packed them in a sack which she found on the pre- mises. She went out the same way as she came in. She went up Llandilo Road, and emptied the contents of the bag in the par- lour. Her mother was out at the time. Defen- dant then went out, and when she returned her mother asked her where she had had all the clothes from, and she replied that she had been to Mr. Maddocks' shop. During the conversation the defendant said that all the articles were in the house. Witness cautioned her and charged her with stealing the articles, and defendant replied that she had nothing further to say, and that she was sorry and did not know what tempted her to do it. P.C. Thomas further said that he saw the defendant and her mother on the 3rd inst., and informed defendant that certain articles were still missing ofrom the shop. The defendant cried, and said: Wait a bit and I will get them for you. I am wearing some of them now." The defendant returned and handed several articles over. Witness again cautioned and charged her, and defendant replied: I have nothing further to add to what I have already said." Mr. Maddocks, in the witness-box, said that articles were missed previously to the dates mentioned, and that he' received several articles, including two ladies' coats, a silk hat and a tie. The value of the articles was 16 8s. P. C. D. Thomas added that on January informed her that some other articles were I 8th he saw defendant at her house, when he still missing from the shop, consisting of a gents velour hat, one brown cloth coat, a child's navy blue Kitty, and also a fawn- coloured coat. He cautioned her, and she made a statement to the effect that one evening about two months ago she went out about 8 o'clock. She saw Mr. Maddocks going down Station Road, Brynamman. She then went round the back of Mr. Maddocks' shop and tried the door, and found it was locked. She then tried the back window, and found it was not fastened. She opened the window and went into the kitchen, and from there into the shop, and took a veloui hat, a child's navy blue Kitty, and about four yards of blue cloth, which had been made into an overcoat, and some other cloths, also made into a coat. She took the articles home. Witness charged her with stealing the articles, and defendant replied: 1 am very rry. You have get all that I have taken now." The value of the articles was £6 8s. The defendant pleaded guilty, and said she was 19 years of age. Defendant was also charged with having stolen certain articles from the premises of Mrs. Charlotte Rogers, of Leicester House, Brynamman. Mrs. Rogers, giving evidence, said that on the 3rd inst. she missed certain articles from her shop. The goods missed were 4 pairs of boots, one pair of brown shoes, and one pair of court shoes. The total value of the articles was S-9 5s. 5d. P.C. Thomas gave evidence of having seen the defendant, when he informed her he was i making enQuiries about the missing articles. She said that about a week ago, on a week- night, she saw Mr. Rogers and his wife going down Station Road. She then went up and tried the back door, and found that it was locked. She then tried the back window, and found it was not fastened, and she entered the house, and then went into the shop. She took four pairs of ladies' boots, one pair of court s'hoes, and one pair of brown shoes, and took them home. Some of the articles were handed over to witness. The defen- dant did not keep the court shoes, as they did not fit her. Defendant pleaded guilty. Mrs. W. J. Williams, of Brynamman, then addressed the magistrates, and gave the defen- dant a good character. Defendant had at one time been a good girl, and she (Mrs. Williams) hoped their Worships would have mercy upon her. She would undertake to look after the girl in future and to take care of her. The Chairman said that they blamed the defendant's mother more than the defendant. Mrs. Thomas, the defendant's mother, was called before the Court, and the Chairman said that as a woman of 44 years of age she should know better than to encourage her daughter in such a practice. It was obvious that she knew that the girl could never have got the articles honestly, and that the girl was encouraged. The Chairman, continuing, said that they were sorry to find the girl charged with those offences, and he advised her to refrain from taking other people's property. What does not belong to you, belongs to someone else," remarked the Chairman, so do not take any. thing which belongs to other people in future." The magistrates ordered that the goods be restored to their owners, and that the value of the articles which were damaged should be paid by the defendant. An order was also made that defendant be bound over in the sum of i.20 to be of good behaviour for two years, and the girl was cautioned by the Chairman. WILFUL DAMAGE. The adjourned case of David Davies and M. Davies, brother and sister, was settled, an arrangement having been made between the parties. Mr. T. M. Evans, solicitor, Amman ford appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr. Samue! Griffith, solocitor, Ammanford, for the defen- dant. Mr. T. M. Evans raised an objection to a certain clause in the agreement drawn up by the surveyors of the parties, and on the Chairman (Lieut.-Col. W. N. Jones) under taking to see Lord Dynevor about having the water of which it was complained drained on to a field owned by his lordship, the respec- tive advocates agreed to the case being settled. OBSTRUCTION. I P.S. Morgans, of Llandebie, summoned David William Evans (17), of Brown Hill, Ammanford, with having obstructed the high- way at Llandyfan Road, near Llandebie, on Sunday, the 5th inst. While persons were coming from divine service, the defendant used a flashlight at their faces. P.S. Mor- gans charged him, and he made no. reply. P. C. Higgins charged Morgan Morgans, 18, High Street, Ammanford, with a similar offence in Llandyfan Road. White witnes: i l an- was proceeding in plain clothes along Uan- dyfan Road, the defendant flashed a light in his face. Witness took possession of tht flashlight, and defendant attempted to run away, but he was caught. It had been found that defendant had given a wrong name and address, and his correct name and address were Morgan Morgans, of 18, High Street, Ammanford. Defendant did not appear. William Jones, of College Cottage, Der- wydd, was also charged with having obstructed the highway in a similar manner, as also was Oswald James, of Bryncoch Farm, Derwydd Road. The magistrates, after considering the cases, imposed fines of 10s. inclusive on the three defendants present in Court, and Morgan Morgans was ordered to pay the sum of 15s. inclusive. All the applications for increases under the Increase of Maximum Payment Order, 1918, with the exception of one case—in which an increase of Is. was made—were adjourned until February 10th, so as ta enable parti- culars to be obtained as to t hl earnings, &c., of the respective defendants, and also the real circumstances of the cases.
Ammanford County Court. I On Thursday last, the first sitting of the new County Court for Ammanford and dis- trict was held at the Court House, Amman- ford, before His Honour Judge Lloyd Morgan. The registrar was Mr. D. E. Stephens-Davies, Carmarthen. Before proceeding with the business of the Court, Mr. W. L. Smith, solicitor, Amman- ford, welcomed the Registrar, who attended to the judgment summonses at 10 a.m. Mr. Smith expressed a hearty welcome to the Registrar on behalf of the public in general, and mentioned that it was a great acquisition to the town and district to have a gentleman of the position of the Registrar, and who had such fine knowledge of County Court matters. On behalf of the legal profession, he (Mr. Smith) extended their best wishes to the Registrar, as they anticipated receiving his valued assistance in treading the devious paths of some County Court rules which were mo*t intricate, and also they counted upon having a good hearing on all matters. It would be found, as time went on, that such a populous centre would amply justify its right to have a County Court. In replying, the Registrar remarked that he hoped to merit the kind words of welcome and compliments which Mr. Smith had ex- pressed, and that he woald endeavour by good conduct to do his best to fulfil the duties of his important office. He was not unknown to any of the legal profession of this district, and the more intimately they became acquainted with him, he trusted the better they would like each other. He wished to assure them that no effort would be spared on his part to assist the people who had decided to embark on litigation he would not say that he would encourage litigation. The offices at present in College Street were quite inadequate, and in such an important place as Ammanford it was unthinkable that such offices would be permanent. Mr. Stephens Davies said that he would be personally present at the office on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and that the offices would be open every day. He also trusted that the Court would improve as time went on, and that it would become a credit to the town and district. On behalf of the legal profession, and also the public of Ammanford, Mr. W. L. Smith welcomed His Honour Judge Lloyd Morgan on his first visit to Ammanford in his official capacity. Mr. Smith, in the course of his remarks, sa:d that as time went on His Honour would see that the establishment of a County Court at Ammanford was a long-needed want, and that it would soon justify its formation in this district. Mr. Smith also said that His Honour's career had mostly been in the wes- tern portion of the county, and he felt that as His Honour would continue to come to the east, the more convinced he would be that the wise men came from the East." (Laugh- ter). Continuing, Mr. Smith said that when- ever His Honour gave a judgment, even though it might be an adverse judgment, it was always received and accepted by all in good spirit and feeling, and he (Mr. Smith) was expressing the sentiments of all present in welcoming His Honour into their midst at Ammanford and district. His Honour thanked Mr. Smith for his kind expressions of welcome, and referred to the time when Mr. Smith had seen him some months ago regarding the establishment of a County Court in the district. He (the Judge) had always considered that Ammanford was entitled to a County Court, and he did not agree that it should be attached to the Car- marthen district. It was not his doing, and he could not help it. The first case on the list was one in which Mr. James Macmillan, of College Street, Ammanford, applied for an order against a debtor. Mr. W. L. Smith, solicitor, Ammanford, appeared for the plaintiff, and he jocularly remarked that the plaintiff had the proud dis- tinction of being the first to appear in that capacity before an open Court in Amman- ford. (Laughter). I COMPENSATION CASES. Mrs. Crossley Ann Matthews, of 89, Mar- garet Street, Ammanford, applied for an award of compensation against the Amman- ford Colliery Company, Ltd., in respect of the death of her husband, which took place on the 9th August last. The deceased had been injured at the colliery in 1913. The respondents had paid the sum of £ 123 7s. 4d. into Court. His Honour ordered that the claimant be forthwith paid the sum of S-10 out of the amount paid into Court, and that the balance be invested in the Post Office Savings Bank for the benefit of the claimant and her five children. Mrs. Matthews was represented by Mr. Walter L. Smith, solicitor, Ammanford. John Jones, of 10, Tinman's Row, Bryn- amman, claimed compensation from the Rhos- amman Colliery Company, Brynamman. An agreement having been arrived at be- tween the parties, the sum of £ 12 10s. was awarded as compensation. Mr. T. Randell, solicitor, Swansea, ap- peared for the applicant. An application was made by Mrs. Esther Davies in the matter of an arbitration award against the Rhos Colliery Company. The applicant applied that the quarterly payment to her, made under the award of £ 158 18s. which was in Court, Jse continued. I His Honour ordered that the weekly pay- ment of 12s. made under a previous award be reduced to 10s. The applicant was represented by Mr. r. Randell, solicitor, Swansea. Mrs. Margaret Davies made an application for the continuation of t'e weekly payment out of the compensation award of £ 200 14s. made against the Rhos Colliery Company. An order was made that the weekly pay- ment of 16s. granted under a previous appli- cation be continued. Mr. T. Randell, solicitor, Swansea, ap- peared for the applicant. RECOVERY OF POSSESSION. I Rev. Stephen Thomas, Danylan, Llandilo, brought an action against Daniel Jones, of Pantyffynnon Farm, Salem, Llandilo, for the recovery of the possession of farmhouse build- ings and close of land, known as Panty- ffynnon, situate at Salem, Llandilo. An order was made that possession should be given up in twenty-days, anl also for £ 4 4s. mesne profits and costs. The plaintiff was represented by Mr. Hugh Williams, solicitor, Llandilo, and Mr G. C. Porter, solicitor, Llandilo, appeared for defendant. RETURN OF ORGAN. I Messrs. Duck, Son and Pinker, Ltd., piano and music sellers, Bath, sued Benjamin Elliott, of Prospect Place, Camant, for the return of an organ which the defendant had hired from them. Mr. W. L. Smith, solicitor, Amman ford who appeared for the plaintiffs, addressed His Honour, and referred to the- fact that inter- rogatories had been delivered to defendant, but that he had not filed his answers on oath. and incidentally remarked that the case was brought forward to sccurc Llic return ot the organ. He (Mr. Smith) now understood that the organ was being put on rail, and in the circumstances he asked for a formal adjourn- ment of the case. This was acceded to bv His Honour. I
AT EIN GOHEBWYR AC ERAILL. Ysgrifaa, Barddoniaeth, Nodton, Hanesion, a Gohebiaethaa i'w hanfon cyn GYNTED YN YR WYTHNOS ag y byddo modd f., GOLYGYDD, CRONICL DYFFRYN AM AN," AMANFORD.
[Er ein bod yn rhoddi pob cyfleustra i ohebwyr ddatgan eu bam ar gwestiynnau Ileol, nid ydyw hynny i olygu ein bod yn cydsynio a'u daliadau.—GOL.]
Nid ydym yn ymrwymo i ddychwelyd unrhyw ysgrif annerbyniol os na anfonir amlen a stamp gyda chais am hynny ar y pryd. Cofier hyn, gan y rhoddir toll drom i'r fasged bob wythnos. Rhaid bod yn fy, ac i bwynt.—GOL.
I Anrhegu Alcanwr. I Nos Sadwm diweddaf, yn Neuadd Dar- llenfa Pontardulais, anrhegwyd Mr. David Lewis, Ysgrifennydd Dosbarthol yr Alcanwyr yn Amman-Dulais aim yr un mlynedd ar bymtheg diweddaf. Llywyddwyd y cyfarfod yn ddeheuig gan Gadeirydd y Dosbarth, Mr. D. H. Thomas, Glanaman. Dyn ieuanc sydd yn debyg c gymeryd rhan amhvg yn nyfodol y byd Ilafurawl yw Mr. Thomas, os nad ydym yn camgymeryl. Mr. Tom Jones, Glynbeudy, un o felinwyi hynaf y Dosbarth, gafodd yr anrhydedd o estyn yr anrhegion i Mr. Lewis, a gwnaeth hynny yn bwrpasol iawn, fel mae'n arfer gwneud. Holl Weithiau Dickens," wedi eu Thwymo'n hardd, oedd yr anrheg—ceinion llenyddol, ond nid mwy na haeddiant yr hwn a'i derbyniai. Diolchodd Mr. Lewis am roddion na ddisgwyliodd. Yn ystod cyfarfod cynnes, tystiolaethodl y personau canlynol oddiar adnabyddiaeth hir i rinweddau Mr. David Lewis:-Mr. Ivoi Gwynne (Ysgrifennydd Cyffredinol yr Undeb) a Mr. David Jenkins, Abertawe; Mr. Matthew Griffiths (D.C.), Mr. Ed. Bowen (E.C.), Mr. W. E. Heycock, Ysgrif- ennydd presennol y Dosbarth, Mr. D. Jeff. Williams, Mr. J. Griffiths, Clayton, Mr. Arthur Williams, Mr. Llewelyn Freeman, Mr. D. Powell, a Mr. T. W. Morgan, Pontardulais. Cafwyd araith a phenillion pwrpasol iawn hefyd gan un o hen frodorion y Bont, sef Mr. Morgan Jones, Dynevor. Mewn tua P-wr o amwr, dwedwyd llawer am rinweddau atwr y cyfarfod, ond ni ddwed- wyd brawddeg o ormodiaeth. Cawsom ni, Alcanwyr, yn Mr. Lewis swyddog craff a gweithgar, ac un yn berchen ysbryd llednais a dibwd. Cymer i fyny swydd o ymddiriedaeth dan y Pontardulais Co-operative Society, ac mae'r Gymdeithas yn ffadlJ iawn wrth sicrhau gwr c alluoedd a chymeriad eui cyfaill. "JOHN JONES."
Lloffion o Lanfihangel. Pwy ddywed fod pregethwyr yn brin y dyddiau hyn? Clywais fod un, ac un dros ben, ym Milo boreu Saboth diweddaf. Deallaf fod y gyngerdd oedd wedi ei threfnu l r ddau filwr dychweledig c gaethiwed y Germaniaid, yng Nghapel Cefn- berrach nos Sadwrn nesaf, wlcli ei gohirio hyd pen yr wythnos. Tebyg fod rhai cyfar- fodydd eraill yr un noson yn rhwystr. Cynhaliwyd cyngerdd croesawi yn Ysgoldy Maesybont nos Lun diweddaf. Da gennym gael cyfle I ganmol yr athro tyner-galon, Mr. H. Samways, ar ei ymdrech gyson yn trefnu cyfarfodydd croesawi i bob milwr fu dan rym ei athrawiaeth ef. Gwtiaiff y bechgyn gono pob caredigrwydd eta ar ol hyn. Anhyfryd taro y lleddfol dant, ond rhaid felly wrth frathiad llym colyn angeu. Dydd lau diweddaf, claddwyd un o ffyddloniaid Eglwys Carmel, ym mherson Mrs. Rees, Ffynongollen. Gadawodd i alaru ar ei hoi briod hoff a thri o anwyliaid bychain. Gwaian- tethwyd ar yr achlysur gan y Parch. T. Thomas, ei gweinidog Parch. W. Bowen, Milo; a' r Parch. T aliesin Williams, Porth- yrhyd. Huned mewn hedd hyd nes rhoi o'r bed da u eu meirw oil yn rhydd. Nos Sadwrn diweddaf, perfformiodd Cor y Church Hall y gantawd gysegredig, Daniel. Aethant drwyddo yn llwydd- iannus dan arweiniad medrus Mr. Phylip Roberts, a llywyddwyd y cyfarfod gan ficer parchus y plwyf, y Parch. E. D. Aldred Williams. Cyfeiliwyd gan Mr. D. J. Roberts, Penfarch, a Miss Eunice Thomas, A.L.C.M., Carmel, a chynorthwywyd gan amryw offerynau cerdd eraill. Cafwyd gwledd o'r fath oreu. Melys, moes eto. I AERO. I
Clywedigion o Gwynfe. I Clywed fod y merched yn mynd i garu yn He r bechgyn. Clywed fod un a thair yn barod. Clywed fod cyngerdd i gael ei chynnal yn Y sgoldy y Cyngor i ddau fab Bryncoch, pa rai fu ar goll ac a gafwyd. Clywed fod yma Eis, idfod i gael ei chynnal dydd Llun y 'asc, ar bardd- bregethwr AHa" i jd yn feirniad y farddoniaeth. Clywed mai gwan ydyw cyrddau gweddi dechreu'r flwyddyn. Clywed fod ethol diaconiaid i fod yn Jeru- salem y mis nesaf, a llawer yn sefyll am y swydd. Clywed nad oes yma ddiod yn un tafam. Clywed fod y landladies yn rhegu eisieu oaiau fTyliaid. Clywed nad oes yr un lleuad ym mis Chwefror BUDHA. I
I ATGOF. I Aderyn o draw'n dod—a'i adain Yn gwaedu gan dralTod Neu gÏomen wen 0 iawn nod A ddychwel oddi uchod. I ALFA. I I NOSON OER. I Noson oer !-a swyn eira-yn disgyn Hyd asgell y gaea; A'r lloer oer o'i hallor ia Ar wddf Ionawr riddfana. ALFA. I I I Y MYNYDD DU. Mynydd y beirdd! manwydd byw,—a'i rug A',i gatch sy'n dd'gyfryw; [aur Darn o dal gadernid yw; Urddedig fawredd ydyw. ALFA.
1918. Wrth ffoi o'n gwydd y flwyddyn-wnai sibrwd Mewn sobrwydd daw terfyn A nos da i einioes dyn Ym main edau munudyn. D. P. I-. I DARLITH ALFA AR JO"N PENRI." I Eofn brawf o Gefnbrrlfíyn eilfod Gan Al,fa me,n darlith; Awr y wledd caed tyner wlith, A thêr hwyliau athrylith. I I D. B. T.' I
Y GWRTHWYNEBWR CYDWYBODOL I Bechgyn Cymru, ymwrolwch, Peidiwch gwrando llais y brad Gwrthwynebwyr digydwybod Sydd yn sathru breintiau gwlad. Dyma'r giwed sydd yn honni Na ddirtynant dad a mam Oddiwrth fidog cas yr Ellmyn Pan y byddant yn cael cam, Dyma ellyll a edrychant Ar eu hannwyl wraig a phlant, Pan y byddant hwy yn gwaeddi: Peidiwch, nhad, a rhedeg bant." Gwell gan hwn i roddi croesaw I gigyddion plant a mam, Na amddiffyn ei rai annwyl Pan y byddant yn cael cam. Mae gwell ysbryd gan greadur Nag sydd gan y rhai dims; Fe amddtffyn iar ei chvwten Rhag pob gelyn creulon, cas. Dyma wers i bob yn,fydyn Sydd au gadw'i groen yn iach: Yn lie mympwy, myn gydwybod A ddiffyna blantos bach Paid a gadael i greadur Fod yn fwy o ddyn na thi; Gad y rhagrith digyffelyb, Bydd yn ddyn, a saf yn hy*. Dros dy wlad a'th annwyl geraint, Gwna dy oreu tra caet fyw; Ti gei barch goreuon daear, A chan engyl gwynion Duw. NATHAN.
I TANT PRIODASOL I Mr. Willie Tom Davies, y Terrace, Lower Brynaman, a Miss Mabel Keeier, Bryste. Un mentrrs iawn yw Cariad, Mae beunydd ar ei daith; A chwrlio am ei drysor Bob amscr yw ei waith. Mae n croesi' r moroedd weithiau. A llawer ciogwyn mawr Daw wedyn 'nol j'r glannau, Cyn rhoi ei hun i lawr. Aeth Willie i Awstralia; I r Dardinells 'rol hyn; Dan winwydd Ffrainc bu wedyn Ar ymdaith Cariad gwyn. Ym Mryste, pan y tariodd. Daeth :.¿do newvdd nod A gwelodd dlos friallen F<hwng llw^j Fishpond Road, Fe wenodd Mabel <»rrl(>i A gwenodd yntau 'nl. A ihoddodd serch dwy gà Yn un dan goed y ddol. "My tender, lovely Primrose" With smiling face, said he; My Rose, my Rose," said Mabel, Grown by the Mynydd Du." Come, let us joi-t together," Said he-" no more I'll roa-n; We'll join to make a garden- A garden and a home." AU's well their hearts resounded Well be a queen and king." To-day they are united Within the Wedding Ring. We wish you joy and honour. We wish you peace and song And may the sunshine glitter Your journey all along. I ALFA.
Y CARTREF A CHWALWYD OAN RYFEL. Mi welais y diwyd, flynyddau yn ol, Yn codi ty clyd iddo'i hunan, Tra'i blant iach o .i ddeutu fel blodau ar ddol, A thegwch yn llonni eu hanian. Gwnaeth gartref i'w deulu, a chaffai fwynhad Wrth deimlo ei fod yn ddiogel; Ond rhuthrodd y gelyn i'w dud yn ei frad, A chwalwyd ej lafur mewn Rhyfel. Ei ardd a'i berllannau a wnaethpwyd yn sarn, Ynfydrwydd ddiwreiddiodd ei flodau Ei feysydd yd rychiwyd yn ddarn ar ol darn, A rhoddwyd ar dan ei ydlannau. Yr aelwyd fu'n ddedwydd a fathrwyd dan draed, A tharfwyd ei hedd dros y gorwel; Cymysgwyd ffynhonnau ei gysur a gwaed Gan erchyll wallgofrwydd y Rhyfel! Ei gynnyrch am fiwyddi a drowyd yn fwg, A ï briod a dorrodd ei chaton Ei bywyd enhuddwyd gan gymy! o wg A thrachwan: direswm yntycicn. Y bywyd llwyddiannus a droes yn bruddhad, A'i noddfa yn danilwyth o ufel; Ac heddyw, treuni a leinw ystad Y Cartref a chwalwyd gan Ryfel! Ei fechgyn orfodwyd i fyned it gad I foddio uchelgais duw Balc.hder; A chawsant eu hunain yn ffosydd y brad, A stormydd a mellt anghvfiawnder. Ond eto eu gwaed sydd yn liefain o hyd Am ddial dros ffiniau yr anwel! Nid dibwys oedd chwalu y nyth oedc nt0: glyd, Gan dduwiau annynol y r\hytel! Ym mhoethter y drin, o'i Wynfa ddi-frad, O'r diwedd y tad gadd ei dreisio, Gan adael ei eneth fach yn ei phruddhad Mewn cornel dryiliedig i wylo! Ymhen 'chydig fisoedd ar aden o dan, '?j? O'r ditrod ehedodd ei angel; ?B' Llofruddiwyd dedwydayd ar hanner ei gan, Aï hafod a reibiodd y Rhyfel! Y Cartref sydd heddyw yn furddyn ar lawr, Heb neb ond un eneth siomsdig Yn gwylio yr adfaii cruenus e: gwawr, 8. A honno yn synn a chlwyfeaig. Do! chwalwyd y teulu i foddio gwanc ffo! Addolwyr y cleddyf a'r fagnel; Ac ni ddaw'r gogoniant byth eto yn cl l'r Cartref a chwalocd y Rhyfel! B. H. JONES (IV.ab-yr-Awen). Pent/groes.
BRYNAMAN. Am h a l 'odd ac l o d si Yn ystod y gwyliau, rynhaiiodd aelodau. St. Catherine, sydd y cynrychioli Lowei Brynamman, eu Chrisina5 Tree bi^nyddol yn yr ystafell arferol, P3- un sydd at eu gwasan- aeth, ynghyd a chyngerdd adloniadol dan nawdd,yr Ys ']I Sul. Cymerwyd rhan gan y rhai canlyr°l;—Cydgan, Ho! Reapers of the Whitened Harvest," gan y Cor; unawd, GwynaJk Owen; adroddiad, Gwenny Bowen; unawd, Betty Evans; canu penillion, Arthur W7,in Williams; unawd, Jan Lupas; ad- o-ddiad Gwenny Bowen: adroddiad, Richd, WIllIams. Yr oedd' yr oil o r trefniadau yng ngofal Mr. J. Owen, yn cael ei gynnorthwya gan Mri. J. Booth, J. Henley, Horace Wil- liams, ac eraill o aelodau ffyddlon yr Eglwys I Cantata.-Cynhabvyd cantata lwyddiannus dan nawdd yr un Ysgol eto yn Ysgoldy y Cyngor. dan y pennawd. Du-.dic \.if-- Sticks." Gwnaeth y plant eu gwaith yn ganmoladwy dan gyfarwyddyd Mr. J. Owen ac eraill. Yn ychwanegol at hynny, cymer- wyd rhan gan y rhai canlynol :—Unawd ar y berdoneg, Miss C. Evans; unawd, Gwynallt Owen; adroddiad, Gwenny Bowen; unawd. Betty Evans; canu penillion, Arthur Wvnn Williams; unawd, Richard Owen, unawd, Jane Williams. Cafwyd cyfarfod hwylus, a phawb yn ffyddlon wasanaethu i ddwyn y gwaith oddiamgylch. Anrhegion.—Anrhegwyd plant yr Ysgol Sul ynglyn ag Eglwys St. Catherine a gwobrwyon am eu ffyddlondeb i' r ysgol. Rhannwyd yn ymyl tair punt o anan yn rhoddion. Teg ydyw nodi fod Mri. Owen, Booth, ac Henley yn ffyddlon a diwyd gyda'r achos yn Lower Brynamman. Arhosed eu bwa yn gryf am lawer o flynyddau eto i wasanaethu yr achos. Emynwyr Sir Gaerfyrddin oedd testyn darlith a draddcdwyd yn Ebenezer, Bryn- aman, nos lau, gan y Fonesig Mildred Williams, B.A., Abertawe. Cafwyd gwledd yng nghwmni yr emynwyr," ac adeiladaeth yn eu hanes. Darlith gampus, yn wir. Cynhaliwyd hi dan nawdd y Gymdeithas Gymraeg, ond rhyfedd y getnogaeth roddir iddi gan Gymry Brynaman. PHILOS.
Danfonir y Cronicl yn wythnosol trw; y Llytbyrdy i unrhyw gyfeiriad am 414 yt haner blwyddyn, neu 8/8 y flwyddyn, blaen- dal. Printed and Published by the Amman Valley Chronicle, Limited, at their Offices, Quay Street, Ammanford, in the County of Car.. marthen, January 16th, 1919. m