THE OMNIBUS, j [Things Seen and Heard by the Condncfor.1 All roads lead to the Palace and Ples this evening. Daring the great European War, 500 V.C.'s have been won. The women played a conspicuous put in the election on Saturday. Boiling to death used to be a fonn of capital punishment in England. Ammanford received a nasty" smack co Saturday last. Playing football. The Coalition Government have gained an- other sweeping victory in West Derby. » He beat a hasty retreat," said a wit- new on Monday-and he looked like it. We had quite a novelty at the last Coun- cil meeting—and after four yeaTS of war! A woman was fined £20 at Swansea on Monday last for selling adulterated milk. If a Government house will cost £ 600, what will a parlour cost ? We don t know. It will be possible in a few years' time to get across from London to Paris in six hours. During the early part of the week, excel- lent boating facilities were provided in High Street. At Manchester, last week, there were 204 deaths from influenza-the highest number yet recorded. There are likely to be more trains at Easter, but no reduction in the price of rail- way fares. We don't wonder that the Kaiser made matters hot. He sold twelve million tons of coal annually. In Russia, says Miss Pankhurst, there is no class distinction in the elementary training of the children. According to a witness at the County Court on Thursday last, the colbei is able to earn £1 a day. There are twenty-five representatives of the miners in the constitution of the present Coalition Government. « It is said that marriages are heaven-made, but during the past four years a good many have been made in a hurry. In accordance with a promise made, the price of cheese is to be reduced 2d. per lb. as and from the 19th March. The estimated cost of the Government houses, according to a member of the Urban Council, will be £ 600 apiece. We do not know if the Ammanford allot- ment-holders propose holding a Pea(ce) Con- ference. They may be split." Scientists say that we are never nearer death than when we sneeze, the act causing a momentary convulsion of the brain. In our next issue will appear an article, entitled An Evening with the Spirits. The incident is recorded from Gamant. The Llandovery Town Council have tackled the drainage question for the past 40 years, and yet are in the same position. ? » Fifteen names are already mentioned as candidates at the forthcoming Urban Council election. Among them is the Rev. Tegfan Davies. Mr. Hany Watkins, the newly-elected County Councillor for the Llandovery Borough, is the well-known ex-International forward. We are being strangled," said Miss Sylvia Pankhurst, speaking at the lvorites Hall on Tuefday evening last. She referred, however, to Russia. ? Jazz and the 'Flu are the most catching nowadays. With but one exception-the last trains from Swansea and Llanelly on Thurs- day and Saturday nights. A Liandilo Councillor, at the last meet- ing, described the machine-gun presented to the town, as a toy. He may want a Big Gun down, for the election. In the recent County Council election three women were returned, including Miss Davies, proodvaie, Caio, who succeeds the late Lieut.-General Sir James Hills- Johnes. V.C. A wood at Llandovery, known as Allty- fforest, has been given to the poor on the understanding that the wood is carried there- from by themselves and not by any means of conveyance. One evening last week, the spring of a gramophone at a local residence smashed at the conclusion of the rendering of Peace, Perfect Peace." No wonder the neighboun are pleased. An effort is to be made to re-organise the local branch of the Discharged Sailors' and Soldiers' Federation, now defunct. Will all ex-service men make an effort to attend the meeting convened for Monday evening next ? A local discharged soldier recently at- tended a dinner, and had partaken of at least five courses. The waitress, noticing that he had failed to use the serviette pro- vided, drew his attention to the fact, where- upon he exclaimed (under the impression that she meant another course): Oh, no, thanks; I'm quite full up." The Supreme War Council on Tuesday laid definite regulations governing the dis- armament of Germany, based on Marshal Foch's report. Germany will onJy be allowed to retain an army of 100,000 men recruited voluntarily for 12 years' service, with corres- ponding cadres and corresponding material. Germany will not be allowed to have tanks, and the number of guns, irac&ine-gvms, and rifles will be definitely decided upon. The Central Liquor Control Board have made a general order which comes into operation next Monday relating to a number orf cifflfrent restrictions upon the sale and supply of intoxicating liquors in licensed pre- mises and chibv In all scheduled areas in England and Wales, the evening hours fos on-comsumption are to be 6 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. on week-days, while the week-day evening opening period for off-Mies will be 6 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.
Local Elections. I The local results of the County Council elections held last Saturday are given under. At Ammanford, the Rev. J. Griffiths, B.A., B.D., gained a decisive victory over the Trades and Labour Council nominee. AMMANFORD. Rev. J. Griffiths .(Prog.) 969 Thomas Evans (Lab.) 432 Majority 537 LLANDEBIE. *David Davies (L.) 808 John Davies (Lab.) 601 Majority 7 QUARTER-BACH. Griffith Williams (Lab.) 661 Gomer Harries (L.) 463 Majority. 198 LLANFIHANGEL-ABERBYTHICK. Rev. Thomas Thomas (L.) 345 *vYilliam Harri (Lab.) 250 J. T. Stephens 60 Majority 95 LLANDOVERY. H. V. Watkins (L.) 363 *C. V. Pryse-Rice .(lnd.) 191 Majority 172 LLANGADOCK. Wailter Tudor Lewis (L.) 488 *Mervyn Peel (C.) 248 Majority 240 LLANDILO. Lord Dynevor (C.) 440 John Stephens (L.) 186 Majority 254 Last week we published the names of retiring members from the Ammanford Urban Council. For the Guardians and Rural Dis- trict Council the retiring members are:— Liandilo Urban.—David Pritchard Davies, Ship House; William Hopkins, Epworth House; Mrs. Edith Roberts, Nag's Head. Lianchlo-fawr.-David William Lewis, Post Office, Brynamman. Quarter-bach.—No. 1 Ward, Gomer Harries, Penybont Shop, Brynamman; No. 2 Ward, John Hughes, Cefnbrynbrain. Ammanford.-Hemy Herbert, Brynmarlais; John Lewis, Bryn-Rhug; Rev. John Morgans, Quay Street. Cwmamman.— William Roberts, Gamant; Daniel Jones, Glenhurst; Arthur Williams, Glanamman. CWMAMMAN URBAN COUNCIL. The following are the members who will retire:-Howell Thomas, Brynteg; Rev. J. Thomas, Bryngelly; David Jones, Springfield Terrace; J. R. Thomas, Tircoed Villa; John Rees, Bronwydd. Nomination day for the Urban District Council, Board of Guardians, and Rural Dis- trict Council elections is fixed for the 22nd I of this month.
FOOTBALL TOPICS. AMMANFORD v. LOUGHOR. This game was played at Ammanford on Saturday last. The home side was poorly represented, and the forwards were hope- lessly beaten. The Ammanford team was:—Full-back, L. Owen; three-quarter backs, Gwilym Rees, J. Morgan, J. Williams, and W. Jenkins; half-backs, J. Rees and Abe Rosser; for- wards, Frank Davies (capt. ), Gil Edwards, W. Evans, Wat Jones, Dai Dovery Harries, R. Barrett, G. Morgan, and C. Walters. The homesters kicked off, the ball being returned into touch near the centre line. Fr>m Hi" line-ovt the visitors broke away and took play to the Ammanford line, where play remained until one of the visitors' backs misfielded, with the result that the home for- wards went away with a rush and brought play to mid-field. The visitors, however, again placed the homesters on the defence, and after some loose play Trevor Jones, the Loughor left wing, broke away, and, after giving the dummy," crossed with a fine try. The kick at goal failed. From the kick-out, play again rested in the home quar- ters, until Jack Morgan intercepted and got clear. He, however, failed to cLear the visitors' custodian, and lost a brilliant chance of equalising through failing to pass out. Half-time score: Loughor, one try; Amman- ford, nil. On resuming, play was chiefly fought among the forwards, and was very evenly contested. In the open, Ammanford gained supremacy, but in the scrum Loughor held the advantage both in weight and heeling. Nothing more was scored. Final score: Loughor, one try; Ammanford, nil. NOTES. I The visiting forwards were by far the heavier, and their heeling was a feature of the game. Ammanford lost a fine chance of equalising, and but for the foolhardy play of one of the three-quarters would have crossed. Owen, the home custodian, early in the game showed poor form, but improved later. G. Rees made his reappearance in the grand old game on Saturday, and played remarkably well. THE CRITIC. AMMAN UNITED v. PONTARDAWE. I A vepy interesting game was witnessed between the above teams on the Cwmamman Recreation Ground on Saturday last. The receipts at the gate were handed to Mr. Ted Cudlip, the Amman goalkeeper, who has been indisposed for a considerable time. The result was a win for Pontardawe by 4 goals to 3. Although the losers, the Amman boys are jubilant of the result, which has gone a long way towards the reorganisa- tion of the club, and are determined to re- double their efforts to place the club and the Soccer code on a sound footing in the Valley. By next season the dribbling game will be seen in all its sparkling and interest- ing phases. The enth usiasts predict a revival of the Assoc iat ion game. 1* A 4
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Miss Sylvia Pankhurst at Ammanford. Undier the auspices of the Workers* Forum, a public meeting was held at the Ivorites' Hall on Tuesday night. The chair was occu- pied by Mrs. Griffiths, wife of Mr. James Griffiths, the secretary of the local Trades and Labour Council, who was indisposed. The attendance was meagre, and the speaker, Miss Sylvia Pankhurst, dealt at some length on the internal conditions of Russia; also on nationalisation. Under the proposed system of nationalisation suggested by the present capitalist Government, the worker would be no betteT off. During the war, the coal and railway industries had been run under Government control, and no benefit whatso- ever had been gained. The shareholders were guaranteed their dividends. During the war also the Government had tried to make it illegal to strike, and had introduced stringent regulations appertaining thereto under D.O.R.A. The speaker went on to prove how Russia, Austria, and even Ger- many had benefited through the Revolutions, and how the capitalists were realising that Revolution was a world-wide move. The industrial problems in Russia had been tackled with far more energy and success since the chaos. Even Russia's educational system was a feature. There were no separate schools for the rich, the middle class, and the poor. They all came under one heading. Mrs. Griffiths, at the close, said that they all appreciated the address of the speaker. and had been considerably enlightened on the internal conditions of Russia. The usual votes of thanks were accorded.
Liandilo Adjourned Licensing Sessions. Saturday, March lst.-Befwe Mr. L. N. Powell, Carregcenuen (in the chait) Capt. H. Phillips, Tregeyb; Mr. Evan Jones, Manoravon; Mr. J. Picton, Truscoed; Mr. J. Richards, Glamrhyd; Mr. H. Jones- Thomas, Llanlfynydd; and Mr. W. Hopkin, Epworth Home. I RENEWED. The licences of the White Horse, the Tynewydd Inn, and the Three Tuns, and which were objected to at the previous hearing, were renewed; also the Nag's Head, for which Mr. Henry Thompson, Swansea, represented the licensee, and Mr. T. C. Hurley the owner. The Deputy Chief Constable based his objection to the renewal of the latter licence on the ground that it was difficult for the supervision of the police, and that the house was improperly conducted. Mr. Thompson, to the latter, raised an objection, and emphasised the fact that no conviction had bee recorded against the licensee, who had been connected with public life at Liandilo for the past 27 years. I REFERRED FOR COMPENSATION. The licences of the New Inn, the George I and Dragon, and the Old Gin Shop were referred for compensation. I TRANSFER AND RENEWAL OF LICENCE. Deputy Chief Constable John Evans offered no objection to the transfer and the renewal of the licence of the Cawdor Arms Hotel to Miss Louisa Wardell. The Bench unanimously granted the appli- cation. I WINE LICENCE. The Bench decided to grant a Licence to sell medicated wines to Mr. Jonah Jones, chemist, Rhosmaen Street. Mr. J. C. Edmunds appeared for the applicant, and' Mr. H. Thompson, Swansea, opposed the application on behalf of the I Liandilo Licensed Victuallers.
The Welsh Housing and Development Association. We have received from the Secretary of the Welsh Housing and Development Asso- ciation a copy of a publication of plans pub- lished by the Association, which includes the prize plans and others submitted for competi- tion in connection with the National Elistedd- fod of Wales held at Neath in August, 1918. In addition, there is a memorandum on the preparation of Welsh Rural Housing Schemes, with sug gestions as to features and provisions essential to good schemes; also a sample specification. The objects of the Association are to collect and disseminate information, to educate public opinion, to assist on non-party Lines in influencing, promoting and improving legislation. The Association consists of North Wales and South Wales Branches. Branches for Central Wales and West Walea will shortly be established. In order to attain its objects, the Association adopts a variety of methods, including the investigation into housing conditions in different areas and the preparation of reports upon suitable methods of reforms. The president is Major David Davies, M.P., and the secretary, Mr. P. J. Evans, 38, Charles Street, Cardiff. In connection w;th the National Eisteddfod held at Neath, a number of substantial prizes were offered for the best designs of cottages for agricultural labourers in rural Wales. A premium of S-50 was thus oifered for the best design in three classes or types of cottages. A prize 0f f.10 was also offered for the best design of living-in quarters for farm labourers. The special conditions relating to the living-in quarters competition included the building to be designed for the occupation of unmarried men to form part of the ordinary equipment of a Welsh farm, and to be erected in close proximity to the farmhouse. The competition attracted a total number of 193 designs in all four classes, and proved highly interesting. The price of the publication is 2/6 net, and is issued from the Welsh Housing and Development Association,S. 38, Charles Street, Cardiff.
The South Wales Branch of the National Institute for the Blind, 98, Queen Street, Cardiff (Hon. Treasurer, Sir Arthur Pearson, Bart.) solicits contributions to help Blinded Soldiers "and Civilians, and will be grateful to sympathisers who will organise Entertain- ments or Flag Days. The Rev. D. Hughes, Maesgwyn, Cross Inn, Cardigan, is the West Wrles Representative, and he will be glad of opportunities to preach and lecture on behalf of the Blind.
Y Colofnau Cymraeg. AT EIN GOHEBWYR AC ERAILL. Ytgrifan, Barddonimeth, Nodion. Henesion, a Gohebmethau i'&o hanfon cyn GYNTED YN YR WYTHNOS eg byddo modd Ir GOL YCYDD, CRONICL DYFFRYN AMAN," AMANPORD.
I Bethania, Rhosaman. Cynhaliwyd cyfarfod yn y He uchod, nos Sa d wm diweddaf, er croesawi y carcharorion rhyfel, Godfrey Hughes ac Arthur Lowe, y ddau o'r ardal. Ni bu y blaenaf ond ychydig o amser o dan law haiamaidd yr Ellmyn, ond bu Lowe o dan ei grafanc am dros bedair blynedd o amser. Y r oedd yn dda gan bawb ei weled ef yn edrych cystal, ac ystyried ei fod wedi gorfod; gweithio yn galed i dorri glo i'r gelyn am y swm o geiniog y dydd yn ystod yr holl amser y bu o dan ei lywodraeth. Ond nid oes diolch i'r Ellmyn creulawn ei fod wedi dychwelyd. Y mae hyn i'w briodoli i'w briod hoff a chyfeillion caredig drwy yr ardal yn danfon parseli o fwyd iddo bob wythnos cyhyd ag y bu yno, ac y mae yn teimlo yn awyddus i ddiolich i bawb am hyn. Uywyddwyd y cyfarfod gan y Parch. John Llewelyn, gwein- idog parch us y lie, ac yn ei anerchiad agor- iadol gwnaeth apel at yr airdalwyr, gan hyderu y gwnant wrando ar y genadwri neill- tuol sydd gan y brodyr dychweledig. Yna galwodd aT y cyfeilydd i roddi unawd ar y berdoneg, sef ex-Signaller Fred Harris, A.L.C.M., Brynaman. Er fod y brawd hwn wedi treulio dros dair blynedd gyda'r morwyr, eto i gyd synnwyd y gynulleidfa gyda r medrusrwydd yr oedd yn gallu rhedeg ei fysedd ar hyd y nodau. Yn nesaf cafwyd can gan Miss Hannah Hopkin, Brynaman, The Ship's Return," nes yr oedd y gynull- eidfa yn teimlo awydd am iddi ail ganu; ond erfyniodd y Cadeirydd amynt fod yn ymarhous, gan y cawsent gyfle neu ddau i'w chljywed cyn terfyn y cwrdd. Yn nesaf calfwyd adroddiiacl gan; Miss Bessie Jones Hu (Celynferch), Brynaman, "Hullo. Aw- grymodd y Cadeirydd ei bod wedi cael ffug- enw oddiar y cafodd ef y fraint o'i gwrando o'r blaen, ac ei bod yn teilyngu hynny, oblegid y mae yn yn un or adroddwyr mwyaf addawol yn yr ardal. Yna cafwyd cam gan Miss Mary Davies, Brynaman. Y mae enw Miss Davies yn ddigon adnabyddus drwy yr hoU ardaloedd, a chanodd yn deil- wng ohoni ei hun. Cafwyd can gan Mr. James Glyn Davies, Cwmllynifell. Y mae gan y brawd hwn lais neilltool o dda, a gwnaeth bob chwareuteg a'i gan a'r gynull- eidfa. Deuawd gan Misses Davies a Hopkin yn dderbyniol dros ben. Yr oedd y rhai can,lynol wedi addaw presennoli eu hunain: —Mr. Garfield Roberts, Brynaman, i ganu; Parch. J. Lee Davies, Siloam, Mri. D. D. Thomas, Tanymynydd, ac E. J. Morgan, cadeirydd Pwyllgor y Milwyr a'r Morwyr (o nawdd pa un yr oedd y cyfarfod wedi et drefnu) i roddi anerchiadau. Methasant roddi eu presenoldeb oherwyHd afiechyd, yn lluddias rhai, ac amgylchiadau anorfod yn lluddias eraill. Yna galwodd y Cadeirydd ar y Brawd D. Bowen, Brynbriallu, un o ysgrifennyddion y Gymdeithas, i anrhegu y brodyr a socks cyflwynedig gan Bwyllgor Gwragedd rhan uchaf yr ardal, yr hyn a wnaeth mewn ychydig eiriau pwrpasol. Can, Alawon Cymru Wen," gan Mr. J. Glyn Davies, yn ewynol ac apeliadol at y bobl ieuainc; can, England," gan Miss Mary Davies. Y na darIlenwyd peniIlion croesaw- gar i'w frawd Arthur gan Mr. Willie Lowe, y rhai a ddaTllenwyd gan Mr. Jim Owen (Pia), Brynaman, un o ddynion ieuainc addawol Eglwys Bethania. Adroddiad, Y Mab Afradlon," gan Celynferch, ac adrodd- odd y tro hwn nes gorfu iddi ail adrodd, yr hyn a wnaeth gydag arddeliad. Can, Miss Hannah Hopkin. Wedi j'f Cadeirydd gynnyg pleidlais o ddiolchgarwch i bawb a gymerodd rhan yn y cyfarfod, terfynwyd drwy ganu Hen WLad fy Nhadau," Miss Mary Davies yn cymeryd yr alaw. Dymuna'r pwyllgor gydnabod yn ddiolch- gar Ù brawd T. D. Rees, Caedraw, am roddi benthyg ei berdoneg at wasanaeth y cyfarfod. UN OEDD YNO. A stands for Arthur, our hero to-night R for Returned once again from the fight; T for Three cheers, which we heartily give, H stands for Health, and long may he live. U for Undaunted in spirit and brave, R for Recovery from death and the grave. L ive and let live, the old proverb, they say, 0 nly the Hun did not think the same way; W hetherin future this lesson they'll leam, E nough for the present our hero's return. ITlIT 1 tt7 .u.u. WELCOME HOME. Here's a hand to you, my brother, And a hearty welcome, too; Back to happiness and freedom, Ease and comfort—life anew. For four years or more in a prison you've passed, Praying and wondering how long it would last; With an enemy captor both cruel and bad, Who to you at his best was undoubtedly hard. Death, hunger, and hardships you' ve gallantly faced At the hinds of a monster so foully debased The murderers of women and children so dear, Whose sad cries of mercy gave no listening ear. So sad your experience we have just cause to learn, As witness your comrad es who are spared to return With faces so haggard and raiment all torn, Fit subjects for painting—" The Remnants of War." After long years of suffering, peace comes at last, The Kaiser's great boast of The Day has now passed. Three cheers for the lads both on land and on sea, Who so gallantly fought to make England free. Hats off to the heroes who will never return, May their memories linger and in our hearts burn; The pride of our manhood who willingly gave Their lives for their country in an unknown grave. Thank God, it s all over, and you are home once again, The long years of waiting have not been in vain; May God in His mercy your future provide All the blessings of life you've so long been denied. BROTHER WILLIE. I
Deigryn Atco. I Gweda hir gystudd, noswyliodd y cyfaill dirodres, Mr. David Thomas, Union Street, Rhyda.man, neu Dafydd Thomas, Glanyr- afon," fel yr adwaenid ef gan ei lu ffrindiau. Un o blunt yr ardai oedd ef; treuliasai ei oes heb fod nepetl o swn murmuron Aman. Clowr oedd, ac yn gampwr wrth ei grefft; ond yr oedd yn fonheddwr ymhob ystyr. Ni chafodd eiddigedd na balchter lety yn ei fron erioed, ac ni fu cyfaill parotach ei gymwynas. Yr oedd mor ddiwenwyn a'r awe], ac mor llednais a blodyn cynara'r gwanwyn. Cofir yn hir am ei wen siriol a'i air caredig. Ei hoffedd oedd son am y Christian Temple— hen deml ei serch, ac am ei gweinidog; ac iddo ef nid oedd eu hafal yn unman. Profodd o wermod a gwinoedd tywyd. Ni fu teulu hapusach dan haul na i eiddo, ac ni chafodd neb ergyd drymach erioed nag ef pan gollodd ei eneth annwyl, Mary, a hi ar drothwy ei gwanwyn. Trwm a hir fu ei gystudd, ond cafodd hfin plentyn yn awr ei dranc. Daear- wyd ef ym mynwent y Christian Temple, pryd y gwasanaethwyd gan. y Parch. Tegfan Davies ac eraill. Nawdd yr lor fo dros y teulu yng ngrym y ddrycin. Noswyliaist, fy nghyfaill, ac eco'r Cw-,wvn Yn galw'r telynau yn ol i'th fro, Ac Aman wrth lithro o geulan i laslwyn Yn cwyno ein galar ar raean ro. Pan dorrodd y wawr ar niwl y cysgodion, Pan dawodd dwndwr yr afon a'i si,— A gefaist ti groeso gan hen gyfeillion? A gwrddaist ti Mary tu arall i'r lli ? Mae ardal dy faboed yn cofio amdanad, Yn cofio 'th eiriau diwenwyn a phlaen; Yn cofio'r galon oedd orlawn o gariad, A'r wisg oedd wynned a'r eira distaen. Per a fo'th freuddwyd yng ngro Gelli- manwydd, Y fangre a geraist mewn drycin a hedd; Bydd blodau th goffa mewn bythol ieueng- rwydd, > A hiraeth yn gwylio man fechan dy fedd. D. R. G.
Lloffion 0 Lanfihangel. Wrth symudiad sydyn ein cydfforddolion, canfyddwn yn fwy-fwy bob dydd mai brau ac ansicr iawn ydyw bywyd dyn. Chwith calon gennym yr wythnos yma ydyw croniclo marwolaeth annisgwyliadwy y chwaer, Mrs. Roberts, Nantymynydd. Byr fu ei chystudd, yr hyn ychwanega at fesur ein hiraeth. Symudwyd hi yn yr cadran cynnar o 35 mlwydd oed, a gadawodd i alaru ar ei hoi briod hoff, dwy ferch a mab. CIaddwyd hi ym medd cyntaf yr Eglwys yn Church Hall, Carmel, a gwasanaethwyd gan y Parch. E. D. Aldred Williams, Parch. J. Herbert, a'r PaTch. T. Thomas. Heddwch i'w llwch, a nodded ac amddiffyn y Nef dros y galarwyr oil. w w Wedi cyfnod o bryder a disgwyl, daeth i ni atebiad 0' r diwedd o ffrwyth yr ymgeis- iaeth am sedd y Cyngor Sirol. Cymerodd tri o redegwyr eu cwrs yn y rhedegfa, ond cloffodd un ohonynt cyn cyrraedd hanner y ffordd. Rhedodd y ddau arall ysgwydd wrth ysgwydd hyd ran helaeth o'r daith, ond diffygiodd gwynt un arall cyn cyrraedd y winning post, a gadawyd hen ledegydd cyfarwydd' a digon o reserve force ganddo i orffen y daith yn fuddugoliaethus, a gwaeddwn runnau, Hwre." Wet, y cyfrif priodol o ffrwyth yr yro-, drech ydynt:—Parch. T. Thomas, Caeau- newydd, 345; W. Harries, Dryslwynfawr, 250; J. T. Stephens, Tynewydd, 60. Felly, gwelir fod mwyafrif yr ymgeisydd llwydd- iannus yn 95. Credajf y gellir fell plwyfolion deimlo mwyach yn wir foddhaol, a gosod ein hym- ddiriedaeth yn ddiysgog yn ein cynrychiolydd newydd. Gwyddom bellach am ledneis- rwydd ysbryd a thynerwch calon Mr. Thomas, ynghyd a'i barodrwydd cynnes bob amser at unrhyw achos teilwng a da. Wrth fynd heibio clywais fod rhai yn parhau dan yr argraff ei fod yn ddyn plaid neilltuol. Yn awr, gyd-drethdalwyr, codwch eich bryd uwchlaw plaid, enwad a chulni politicaidd. Diolch am fod eangrwydd daliadau Mr. Thomas yn amgenach, a' i fod wedi dod allan ac i fewn i wylio angenion hwynt. I AERO.
Nodion o Benygroes. I Twrrw r T orfeydd.- Y Sadwrn diweddaf oedd ddiwrnod pwysig ar y Mynydd Mawr. Gwelsom garlamu aT draed ac mewn cer- bydau i r booth yn Saron. Y Prentis Plwyf.Nos Wener a nos Sadwrn diweddaf, rhoddwyd dau beT- fformiad o'r ddrama hon yn Ysgoldy'r Cyngor gan Gwmni Dramayddol Caerbryn, er rhoddi tipyn o gymorth arianeol i Bwyll- gor Croesawi Milwyr a Morwyr Penygroes. Y r oedd yna gynulliad bur dda y ddwy noson, ac yn ol yr hyn a glywsom trwy'i teliffon, gwnawd elw sylweddol. Gorslas.—Yn ol y report gawsom oddi- yma n ddiweddar, deallwn fod argoellon, da am garnival yno y Sadwm nesaf. Dywedir hefyd y bydd y lie hwn yn un o brif ddinas- oedd y wlad yn fuan iawn, oherwydd dywedir y daw yma rheilffordd drwy.r He, eang,ir y llythyrdy presennoj, a sonar am gael ysbyty yn yr awelon iach ar Fane y Llyn, yr hwn fydd yn abl, mae'n debyg, i wella y rhai sydd yn glaf o gariad, yn ogystal a phob afiechyd arall. Ac yna bydd tawelwch mawr ymysg bechgyn Gorslas. HEDYDD Y BORE. I
CARMEL AR CYLGI-I. Dyddiau ofnadwy yw y dyddiau hyn. Y mae y wlad yn gyffredinol yn cael ei blino gan afiechyd, ac y mae brenin y dychryn- iadau yn dyfod i' n plith yn barhaus, gan fedi ar y dde a' r aswy ein cyfeillion, o bob oed ran. I Dydd Gwener, y 7fed, bum yn tain y gymwynas olaf i weddillion marwol ein cyfeilles a'n chwaer annwyl, Mrs. Roberts, Nantymynydd, yn y Neuadd Eglwysig, Carmel, pa le y bu am flynyddau yn aelod ffyddlon. Teimlir hiraeth ar ei hoi, am ei bod bob amser yn cymeryd diddordeb yng ngwaith Duw. Y mae ar ei hol briod hoffus a thri o blant. Bydded i Dduw o'i dru- garedd sychu udag. a rhod^li idynt help i ddilyn yr e&tamp! ?pdM?o<:?d ijdynt help y bftod a'T fam d&u.' t A LLAWDDOG.
DEWI SANT.. Ein tad Dewi Sant eto syckl-yn fy W- Ac yn faeth i'n cynrydj Tra lien yn euro'n glennydd, A Chymro tryw byw y bydd. DYFFRYNOG. ENGLYN I BRYNFAB THOMAS. Yn fy nghlyw mae nwyf englyn-y Brynfab Thomas bron fel telyn; Mae ei naws fel ymenyn, A 1 don dwym yn denu dyn. DYFFRYNOG.
Y FFLU." Yn ei lid haint Thyfel yw,—dialedd Yn dilyn bar ystryw Ail i fflam rhyw farwol Fflu Gwyd o waed y gad ydyw. (Cydfuddugol Rhydcymeraa, 1918). Rhyw heintus glwyfus glefyd-yw y Fflu. Llysg ei fflam wraidd iechyd; Dyry fraw i'r deivra I fryd, A'r gwron dyrr Ïr gweryd. B. H. JONES (Mab-yr-Awen)- Penygroes. EIN BARA BEUNYDDIOL. (Buddugol yn Rhydcymsrau, 1918)- Ein bara beunyddiol yw'n bywyd, A hebddo newynai'r holl fyd; Of nefoedd y deuai ïr miloedd gyr.t,. A'r nefoedd a'i rhydd ef o hyd. O'r ddaear y tyf ei ddefnyddiau, A rhaid ei lafurio i hyn; Ond Duw rydd y cynnydd ar ol yr hau, Er brased fydd tiroedd y glyn. Mil henffych i gelf y ddynol ryw, A molwn wrteithiwr y tir; Mawrygwn yr heuwr am hau ei rawn, 'Nol deddfau datblygiad y Gwir. Ond ni all yr heuwr ffyddfonaf Gynhyrchu y lieiaf o'r grawn; Ar amnaid Duw y datblyga o hyd, Nes dod yn addfed a llawn. Duw biau ein bara beunyddiol, Efe a'j cynhyrcha 'mhob gwlad; Hefelydd i gefnfor heb waelod na glan Y w cariad dihysbydd ein Tad. Gwyn fyd y sawl genfydd y Rhoddwr Ym mara beunyddiol ei dy Mae'r hwn na chydnebydd ei rasol law- Yn byw yn anianol a hy'. Diolchwn i Dduw am ddiferu Ei fraster ar Iwybrau y byd; Mae'n rhyfedd Ei fod yn ein goddef i fyw Ar fwrdd Ei drugaredd cyhyd. Diolchwn bob dydd am Ei fanna, Mae'n haeddu E folln ddidaw; Fy enaid, rho ddiolch i' r Hwn sydd yn dai Llywodraeth y byd yn Ei law. B. H. JONES (Mab-yr-Awen). Penygroes.
ETHOLIAD SIROL LLANDEBIE At Olygydd Cronicl Dyffryn Amen. Syr,Wele hon eto wedi myned heibio, a'i I ffrwyth fel yr oeddis yn ei ddisgwyl. Araf deg y mae'r achos Llafur yn myned ymlaen, a hynny i'w gyfrif am iawer o wen- ciidau perthynol ;ddi. Un ar.gen mawr yw newid y diaconiaid a'r lilywyddion sydd yn gwneud i fyny y Sanhedrim. Nid oes a fynmof fi a'r ddau ymgeisydd; gadawer hwy yn llonydd ar hyn o bryd. Os am gael aTweinyddion teilwng o'r enw, rhaid cael y Cristion i fewn. Nid aelod egiwysig rwy'n feddwl; golyga fwy na hynny. Dywedodd un dyn ychydig amser yn ol eiriau fel hyn: Nyni yw yr unig blaid cymhwys (sef y Plaid Llafur) ddaw a mesurau ar linellaix Cristnogaeth." Fyddai yn iechyd tragwyddol 1 w enaid ei hun pe cofiai nad oes explosive Wagons yn cael rhedeg dros y ffordd hen. Felly, afresymol yw gweithio Cristnogaeth heb yn gyntaf cofleidio ei Hawdur, a chadw Ei orchymynion. Chwe diwrnod y gweithi. a chadw yn sanctaidd y dydd Sabbath." Dyma wendid arall gallem ei osgoi. Gwaedda y blaid hon am gyfiawnder a rhyddid cwyd ei llais yn groch yn erbyn gcrthrwm. Ben- dith ar eich pennau am hynyna. Cofus- gennym am Arglwydd Rosebery, yn ei araith adeg brwydr y Transvaal, pan ddywedodd frawddeg fel y caniyn: We'll fight for the rights of our British subjects ra South Afrl* ca.' Ac ebai un wrtho: You d better fight ai home, sir." Nid oes rheswm i weithiwr golli swydd perthynol i' r Federation am ei fod wedi pleidleisio i Towyn Jones. Priodol fyddai cofio nad oes arogen bygwth pan bydd dyn yn gwrthod yn egwyddorol talt: at gynhaliaeth y Trades and Labour Council. Y mae gan y bob! hyn ddeddf gwfad yn eu hamddiffyn. Felly llai o haerllugrwydd ddylai fod, ac ychydig o spring cleaning at gorff y mudiad Llafur, yn lie fod cymaint o hagrwch yn ei hymddangosiad ger bron y byd. Annodd iawn gan daaau a mamau y plwyf hwn., a phob plwyf arall, anghono y pedair blynedd diweddaf—pan oedd eu plant yn y ffosydd gloddiau yn Ffrainc, ac angal- yn- hylldremu yn eu gwynebau—am y gweith- redoedd afresymol oedd yn ymyl bron ar daflu y wlad hon ar drugaredd y Caiser creu- lawn. Gwaedda llawer eu bod nhw yn citizens of the world." Eitnaf da. Paham, ynte, mae cymaint o awydd arnynt am seddau ar wahanol bwyligorau ein gwlad? Rhag eich rhwystro a meithder, Mr. Gol., gweli terfynnu gan hyderu y teHir y mudiad Llafur 1 r gogr a'i ddyrnu unwaith eto, fel y gwahaner y gwenath oddiwrth yr us, ac yna daw llwyddiant ar yr achos.— Y dwyf, SANNAN.
I LLANDILO-FAWR. Marwolaeth.—Gorchwyl annymunol ac annodd yw cofnodi hanes a marwolaethau cyfeillion annwyl a hoff, ond angenrhaid a osodlT amom yn fynych i wneud hyn. Felly y mae gennym yr wythnos hon i gofnodi ym- adawia d y batriarches enwog, Mrs. Mary WaIte, Bancygurrey, yT hyn a gymerodd le y diwmod olaf o' r cynfis. Daearwyd ei rhan marwo-I ym mynwent Llandeilo, y 4vdd o'r mis hwn. Yr oedd yr ymadawedig wed: cyrraedd yr oedran teg o 76 mlwydd. Daeth torf fawr ynghyd i dalu y gymwynas ola: t'w gweddillion marwol. Yn y ty gweinydd- wyd gan yr Hybarch Archddiacon Robert Williams, Llandeilo, a'r Parch. W. Nantlais Williams, Rhydaman; ac yn y llan ac wrth y bedd gan yr Archddiacon. Yna gosodwyd hi yn ei gwely pridd, yn gwmpeini j'w phrioc hoff, yr hwn oedd wedi ei rhagflaenu eró 15 mis. Yn galaru ar ei hoi yr oedd John I a Edith (mab a merch), a'r merched erail! a r meibion yng nghyfraith, sef Mr. a Mrs. Pearce, Treorci; Mr. a Mrs. Johnson., Porth; Mr. a Mrs. Morris, Rhydaman: Mr. a Mrs. Walters, Rhydaman; Mr. a Mrs. Holman, Hafod; Mr. a Mrs. Shopland, Colbren; Mr. a Mrs. John, Hafod; Mr. a Mrs. Watkins, Rhydaman; ynghyd a 14 0 wyrion (o'r 44 sydd heddyw ar dir y byw), a nifer fawr c berthynasau eraill. Wrthynt oil dyw--dwn:- Berthynasau, vmfoddionwch I drefniadau Brenin Hedd, Herwydd uniawn mae yn gwneuthur, Mynd a' ch mam i waelod bedd. Trefn hynod eglur ydyw, CWffim heddyw yw i'ch tad; Mynnwch chwithau'r rhan ddymunol Ec cael myned i'r un wlad. ?HNF. JAMES. Llwyncelgn, LW„rN F- james- Prmted cud Piibluied by tie Amman Valley Chraale, Limited. at their Often, Quay Stawet. Amrwalard, ax the Couaty of Cez. marthen, March 13th, 1919.
Ammanford County Court Thursday, March 6th.-Before His Honour Judge Lloyd Morgan. COMPENSATION. An application was made by Danl. Evans, a collier employed at the Ammanford No. I Colliery, for compensation. Mr. VJIlier sMeager (instructed by Mr. T. Randelll, Swansea) appeared for the applicant, and Mr. Samuel represented the Company. Applicant, in his evidence, said that he was a collier, and met with an accident, resulting in the loss of his left i hand, in December, 1917. His earnings prior to the accident were £ 3 3s. 9d. weekly. He was awarded 4s. per week six months ago, and given light work as a pumpsman at the colliery. The Company had admitted obliga- tion to the extent of 6s. 3d., and had offered to rectify the amount from 4s. to 6s. 3d. Mr. Meager submitted that the sum of £3 3s. 9d. was a very low wage, and attri- buted this to slackness at the colliery. To earn the £2 10s. 6d. applicant had to work 7 and 7 £ days a week. If the man was able to earn jc3 3s. 9d. during slack times, then he must have been capable of earning over £ 5 when working full. The collieries were II1IOW practically working Ml time, and at the time of the accident half time; therefore, the applicant was at a considerable loss. The cost of living was increased, and he had a wife and' five children. His Honour at this juncture stated that he was not sure whet h er he was able to take the increased cost of living into consideration. The applicant in this case was very fortu- nate. Had. he been totally incapacitated he would only be receiving £ 1 or £ 1 5s. com- pensation weekly. The wife and children would not be taken into account. Further, if the man had been killed, the widow would only receive £300 compensation. Therefore, the man was much better off under the cir- cumstances. He was capable of earning £ 2 10s. 6d. weekly-a reasonable wage; but he would have to take the difference into consideration, in view of the fact that as a collier now applicant would be earning more. He would also exclude the war bonus. Thomas Evans, checkweigher, said that the work shewed an improvement in 1915, and the collier was capable of earning £ 1 per day, exclusive of war bonus. The various stoppages of work were due to trams being scarce, and in 1917 about 60 men were taken out to provide trams for the remainder. 1 he submarine campaign was then at its heighth, and only the best coal was ex- ported. Owen Morgan said that for the quarter ending January 5th, 1919, his earnings had average jL5 13s. 2d., exclusive of war bonus; and W. Cormack said his average earnings were S4 17s. Wm. Williams, cashier at the colliery, said that from October, 1916, to July, 1917, the colliery worked 176 days out of a pos- sible 240. Cross-examined: He had not brought he figutes from July to the date of the acci- dent. He did not know that they would have been required. He did not think the submarine menace had made any difference to the working at the colliery during that period. He thought the average was favour- able. His Honour, an giving his decision, said he thought if the man had been fully capable he would have earned something more than before, and gave an award for 9s. per week from April 29th, 1918. APPLICATION. Mr. W. L. Smith, solicitor, Ammanfocd, applied, on behalf of a young Belgian refugee, for the payment out of ifOO com- pensation awarded her. It appeared that the applicant met with art accident at the Raven Tinplate Works, Garnant, whilst following her employment there, and as the result was awarded com- pensation. She would shortly be returning to Belgium, and wished that the money be paid over to her uncle, who had kept her since the death of both her parents wn-tn she was but three years of age. His Honour: You perfectly understand that the money is to be handed over to your uncle, and you are willing to that course being taken? Applicant: Yes, sir. Mr. W. L. Smith: You can rely, sir, that she w-7,17 look after her uncle. Applicant's uncle said that it was his in- tention to return to Belgium at an early date. The applicant was returning with him. He quite understood that the money would be handed over to his care, and belonged to her. The Judge made an order accordingly. LOSS OF AN EYE. I In the case of Wm. Deakin and the Ammanford Brick Company, Mr. T. J. Randell stated that a settlement had been &rrived at, the Company undertaking to pay 1107 I Os. compensation and to find work for the man at the district rate. His Honour allowed f.5 costs. PAID INTO COURT. -1 Mr. Randell stated that £300 had be-n paid mto Court in the claim of Mrs. Thomas against the Emlyn Colliery Company. Mrs. Thomas said that she was a widow with three children and a grandchild depen- dent. She had a small farm, about 3t acres, and a cow. Mr. W. L. Smith: Three acres and a cow. (Laughter). His Honour ordered f-20 to be paid out, and £ 1 a week for two years. Jane Hopkin made a similar application, and the Judge ordered payment at the rate of 18s. per week for two years. She also was a widow with two children. A SARON CLAIM. I Evan Bevan and Evan Morgan, personal representatives for Thomas Hughes, deceased, late of Cwmffaldu, Llandebie, brought an action against Sarah Edwards, Berwvn House, Dyffryni Road, Saron, to recover '105. damages for trespass. A previous hearing had been given at Liandilo. Defendant did not appear. His Honour said that if the trespass wor.Id be continued and defendant came there again, she would find herself in serious trouble. He took the opportunity to warn her. His Honour allowed 5s. damages.