v PARLIAMENTARY NOTES. LBY A NEW MEMBER]. I concluded' my previous notes by saying that I I *ould give a description of the scsne in the House "'hen the division was tflken upou Mr. Jesse Colling « Amendment, which resulted iu the overthrow of the iate Administration. Bat BO many things have hap- since then, and such is the rapidity with wbicU proceed in the present day, that reference to it ^ould be regarded aa a coutribution to ancient -1tï8tory. I shall, therefore, go no further into the ^at than last Thursday, when Mr. Gladstone made 'ilis appearance for the first time in his thud term of in the proud position of Premier of Englaad. It is now pretty generally known that tne accommo- tion in the Honse of Commons is little more than IUflicient to seat half its members. To secure a seat -nder ordinary conditions, it is necessary to take the tl8\1.a.1 steps long before the House is in session, but en special occasions such us that of kst Thursday, OUO would have to deposit his bona fide hat on a seat least about one hour and & half before the appear- ance of the Speaker, or, as far as a seat was concerned, though a meuioer may have beta duly elected, and ba-d taken the oath in form and manner as by Statute Provided he would be without a seat in the House of Common's. After depositing h is hat upon a seat, °Qe may wander about the lobbies, libraries, dining- footns, smoking-rooms, or, as most do, sit down and give himself up to the old tuttti of thd s@a of an M.P., namely the matter ct CL.r)-e..ipondenoe. But, he taust take care to be in ùH piac» when the Speaker enters the House, and remain tinsre during prayers. It is true he need not remain out a very short time for the termination of the religious ceremony. We could speak of it as to its lengtu much in the same terms as that in the po«m on the j" Death of Sir John Moore." "Few and short were the prayers they "aid and I belleve they are none the less effective in consequence. Mr. Edito- 1 have had a long and varied experience of p^ • v or meetings. Yet by far the most remarkable Ù.r; Those I have attended in the House of Commons. They are remarkable in the first place tor the pune'.aality of those who attend, for the large uumber who assemble, and the character -of the "worshippers. We hate among them those whose religious belief is scarcely enough for defini- tion, rIght awaj to those whose credence does not stop short of paoal ii^llibility. Little did I think some' tew years ago that I would be in the same prayer Meeting as Mr. Bradlaugh. What his views may be *ith regard to religion I am profoundly ignorant, Oixt as far as outward demeanour and conduct during the short service in the House of Commons is con- -rned he is an example that it would be well to palate by many who make very loud professions. vote were taken upon the question of a religious Z^'ice I would vote in favour 01 its retentisn. What the present or any service questionable in my is the und&nbted fact that many attend under wT^ion. What is remarkable is tbat neither the libers of Her Majesty's Government nor the of the latft Administration attend prayers. -J course, it matters not whether they are at prayers *!re absent, the two frent benches are always ftt&ingci for them. I have otteu asked myself this ^estion whether the members of the Government the Leaders of the Opposition have prayer in their rooms at the rear of the Speaker^ w^^ir ? Until the req.ii^ite accommodation is Sf°vided for every member elated to serve in f^Uament, the religious ceremony is little more >5*u a mockery, and cannot but be offensive J?. one wno would desire that above all "Uiga ju tlie matter of religious ceramonies the T^stion of attendance would only be influenced by a to unite to implore the Divine blessing. The business of the evening was of some local as among the writs moved for was one for Cardiff Boroughs. I am sure, Mr. Editor, that your readers are glad that among the gentlemen ^hom Mr. Gladstone han selected to join his Minis- i« the very able representative of the chief town Of the Principality. The Premier in choosing Sir E. J. Reed not only conferred honour upon him, but upon our little country. As I have no doubt of his re-election, South Wales for the first time for some syears will have one repvesentati ;& who is a member of the Government. It is usual for the Speaker at y* early stage in the proceedings to ask members desire to take the oath to advance to the table the House. This time I casually turned my attea- to the Bar, and I there saw a very familiar figure bom I thought was strangely out of place m that of the House, being no other than the Prime ~?lftiBter. Members of the Government, and those tl ttP°n tbe front opposition bench, usually enter House from behind the Speaker's chair. The appearance of Mr. Gladstone entering the from this direction arose from the fact that th have to go through the same formalities as he newest recruit after his re-election before ha took seat ia an assembly of which he is the best known most honoured member. There was something Jldicroua in witnessing this great man marching up to the t..hl.. hetwaan two eentlemen little known o -p- Otaparatively to tbt members present to be introduced tic Clerk of the House, a gentleman with whom Gladstone has been associated for more than half The topic most debated among the mem- j,? Previous to the commencement of business was tuJ! Way Kissing the nature of the communica- Mt a-J>out to be made by the Prime Minister. When rose to deliver this much looked for Oea ^on after the great burst of cheering had froinfvL'- 80 anxious weie all present to hear what fell sj(.y bis lips, that the stillness was of painful inten- tion What he told us was worthy of our best atten- tiin' 4 those sanguine spirits who expected from Wer a,^«claration of his policy with regard to Ireland *hen 0Qled t° disappointment. We were informed has We c°uld expect him to unfold his plans and he hero hitherto failed to fulfil his promises. I will though the subject is not next in chrono- exrif1J 0rder, that perhaps the greatest interest risi n*st t0 that of Mr" Gladstone, was upon the on • o £ Mr- Justin McCarthy, who spoke on the question of Home Rale. This gentleman is generally by the members of the House of Commons, « the ablest aad by many thought to be the most of those who own the sway of the •lmost* f-or Gork- In the literary world he has and I do not vimeed tbrol am not the ouly one whom he has con- of our oro"Rh that admirable work, The History for Home Rullla69, t^at Ireland is justified in asking in the directi^, Iatu P^pared to go a long way assent to the Wt*ZhB,s mdicated I amnot ready to speeches a moath su^re«ted, bl, hlf m h" then named were Indeed' *h« af- nnarrtr tn lQ the natur« of the demands lotuKq«nected ««emy than what Jou d be ed 'wo partieB t0 agreement, n8 UP, f-r^ffiva him8'. Nevertheless, 1 would be ^ays ready.to give him » respectM hearing) -*hi?^niil t? Vo in nlain transcendant %ha He apok P ms and asserted that and beipre J nf Home b ^'ri'ion for Ire- Waa the question of Home Rui# With regard the Land Question he sai. granted Home Rule other 1ue8tl0n vli This *Otark was met with ironical eers from ttje Con- ^rvativas who treated it much in tn« same way as a once did a scriptural quotation. A pi»Us so* quoted the passage "And the lion and the l^mb down together Y-s,jephed the ™ SidVntl' "°,Qe in"de the othar- The r*fr^tiv8« Kationa.fi f not exPect muob mere, itself now fu Certainly, if history is going r*P°at b*na popular Party have gamed the <«nFtreatment Conservatives cannot bope for 1 fw^tn o otn that they meted out them8 !l(: t iL Mr o/0" themselves with this assurance *r*»* r,<TtheIriB>i tone crowns his life-work with l *1 affairs. it*°Ple the power of conducting their only given after taking nraJon 1?e proper and sure safe-guards *8 u*st °PP[ tn wbatever quarter it is sup- ^•d orisfeared toemanate Mr McCarthy wa9 w '5 u, •?. those dissenters from his trjne, and he 0 in the most becoming mood 2? manner, thj4 'landlords of Ireland would better term with Home Rule than under th.t l? £ > oonaitiQgg- °ne thing.I feel quite assured, j 'bort of Home B the majority of the people tat^nd will remain dissatisfied. Even should the •f laiQent of St. Stephen a proceed so far in the way l%n^?ace,a'ons as to eonhscate the rights of Irisk altogether, the Irish people wonld be not t"m- ]*bit more contented than they are at present. just enumerate the measures they have already f Hb ,afe so much in advance of what we have in the & t|>. i United Kingdoni. They have enjoyed for fifteen years the great boon of religious v They have » -7??. ^ct which with the ^OhiS g °f the custom of Primogeniture and entail, far to, if not altogether, aattle the Land ia Qreat Britain. Then, again in the Labourers' Dwellings Act the labouring poor have in- comparably superior provision made for them thaa for those in similar circumstaaces in these countries. Yet, from the lips of five-fifths of Ireland's represen- tatives we are told that the people are not satisfied with present eonditions. Now, I believe that tne great Irish difficulty is more a question of sentiment than that of principle When sentiment is opposed to principle tuen senti- ment must take a back seat, but I cannot see any violation of principle in the Irish people managing their own affairs in their own way, provided that the dignity "of the Crown is respected, the authority of the Imperial Parliament upheld, and sufficient guarantees be exacted for the protection of minorities. It is re-assuring that in this, the greatest crisis in the history of our country for the last couple of centuries, we have a gentleman at the head of the Government who is acknowledged by the whulo civilised world to be, if not the greatest, one of »he greatest statesmen who have appeared in the arenit. of politics, and that he is surrounded by a Cabinet in every way worthy to be his fellow councillors. That the Welsh people are devoutedly desirous of seeing tlif; Irish question settled is quite patent, as nothing seems more certain than until that object is accomplished we may hope in vain for any legislatiou for the other portions of the realm. Since we have equal need with Ireland for the exceptional legislation which she now possesses we are glad to note thiit at the present time whatever they may do in the future, the Irish leaders desire to cordially co-operats with Mr Glad- stone in coming to an understanding a3 to the terms and conditions necessary to thu framing ot a measure that will ensure a permanent pacification of tne hirtherto turbulent inhabitants ol E.-m. 9P.Wt
BIGAMY AT LLWYNPIA. PRISONER COMMUTED TO THE AS IZhS. At Tstrad police-court 08 Monday (before Mr Iguatua Williams, Stipendiary Magistrate) Henry Matthews was in oustody on the charge of bigamy. Lydia Howells said 1 live at Ltwynpia, and waa a single woman before I wiiuried prisoner. I was 25 years of age last birthday. Was married to Henry Matfcews, the pnsvnrfr, October 24th, 18S3, at the Registry office, Bridgend. Produce certificate of marriage. I -as in service at Mr Hichard Mordecai, Fre*aian's Farm, near Bridgecd. Defendant lived there as farm servant for 3 years off and on. We eourted two yea.ra before mar- riage. After oar mar.i«g« we went to LUntri- sant to live. My husband worked at Ynyshir, near Porth, and came home on. Saturday nights. Twelve months after, I went. b 'ck to service with Mr Mordecai, and about a we"k after defendant resumed service there. We lived there for two months as man and wife. Then defendant went to Llwynpia to work but returned to me every fortnight. He used to give. (TIe money when he came. About four months ago I came up to Llwynpia to live with him at his wish. He had taken apartments for us. In three or foul days after I was told defendant had been married be- fore. I was told by Mrs Eleanor Jo ies, who said she was the mother of his first wife. She also told me his first wife was living. On his returning from work I told him wbat I I.ad heard and asked him if it was true. He told me it was true that he could not live with her; that he had caught her with another man one morning wuen he came home from work, and that the was living with another man and had children by him. He also said he would not go from me. I have lived with him ever since. — Jane Thomas, wife of William Thomas, Llwynpia, said My husband lives in Radnorshire. I parted frotu him some years ago. I am a daughter of Mrs Eleaaor Jones, of Llwynpia, and live with her. I have a sister aamed EUaaor, who was married to prisoner in November, 1881, at Tetrad Chmch. I was present at the marriage. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. W. Lewis, vicar. Prisoner was married to my sister in the name of Edward Speer. It was by that name we knew him. They lived to- gether as man and wife for aboat a month in my mother's house after the marriage, and then they went to live at Trealaw. He left her three times, and she went to the Union Workhouse twice in consequence. She had a baby after their mar- riage, ia May, and prisoner was then living with her. My sister was 27 years of age last birthday. She has been living with another man named John Thomas for about two years aad a half, and has had a child by him, now 14 months old. She had a child by John Thomas about 8 years ago. She swore the child to him and he then went to sea. He retained abont two and a half years ago and went to live with my sister at once. My sister lived, when John Thomas came back, in the same house as her husband had left her at Trealaw.- Margaret Thomas, wife of George Thomas, Old Castle, Bridgend, said she was present at the second marri..ge.-P.O. Hopkins said he arrested prisoner on Saturday last. In answer to the charge he said, It is quite right. I will come along with you quietly. I want to get it settled for I am always in danger when I am living in this way. I married my first wife in the name of Ed- ward Speer. I could not live with her, she was continually throwing in my face about other men, and saying my child was aot my own but another man's, and I could not stand that.—Committed for trial to the Assizes. !—TT™1111 ■
BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDINGS AT PONTYPKIDD. At the Pontypridd Bankruptcy Court on Friday, Mr Registrar Spiokett presided over a meeting called to hear a petition for adjudication against Mr William Taomas Evans, grocer. Mr W. R. Davies appeared in support of the petition.- Mr Hopkin Morgan, Grocer, &c., gave evidence as to the assignment by the debtor of all his affeots to his brother-in-law, Mr Flowers, Cardiff.—Mr W. Morgan al-o froduced a cireulai offering on Mr Evans's behalf a composition 01 10s in the pound. It was proved, too, that th( debtor had left home, and he was adjudicated s bankrupt.
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AGOR OYFRINFA IFORAIDD NEWYDD YN YNYSCADUDWG, GEE PONTYPRIDD. Gan fod rhagolygon y lie uchod yn edrych yn addawol, trwy fod ewmni cryf yn brysur soddo i lawr i wytiiieui y glo ager, a phob tebygolrwydd y c. ir hwy, ac adeiladu prysur yn myned yn y blaen Miy penderfynodd rhai bredyr Iforaidd perthynol i gyffiniao Pontypridd, ^eisio agor oyfrinfa newydd yn y lie, er Y8 tOll. chwe' mis yn ol, a llwyddwyd i roddi cyebwyn i gymdeifchas newydd, ond wrtb reswm nis gaUesid ei hagor yn gangen reolaidd perthynol i Adran Pontypridd, nes iddi gael eaniatad gan yr adran, ac wedi byny gan Fwrdd y Cyfvtrwyddwyr, yr hyn a gafwyd a nos Sadwrn yr 20fed o Ohwefror ydoedd yr adeg benodedig i'w hagor mewn modd rheolaidd. Am tua. silitn o'r gloeh yr oedd rhai o swyddogion yr adran, wedi dyfod yn nghyd, y rhai a neiddawyd i fod yn sylhnwyr y gymdeitbas, yn nghyd a rhai brodyr o Graig yr Hesg, yr lion ydyw y fam gym- deithas, yn ngliyd ag ereill. Wedi aros yaba-id o amser am yr ysjfiifeDydd Adranol wneyd •i ymdda^gosiad, ond gan nad oedd argoel am ei ddyfodiad, di-cnrenwyd ar y gwaith o agor y gyfrinfa, trwy roddi y charge i'r sylfaenwyr gan y llywydd adtanol yn cael ei gynortbwyo gan yr is-lywydd; ac yn absenoldeb yr ysgrifenydd adranol, darillenwyd y Freinlen" gan y brawd Gwyngyll Hugues, un o jjyn-lywyddion yr Adran wedi hyny etnolwyd pedwar o swyddogion, sef, Mr James Evans yu llywydd, a Mr Hopkia King yn is-lywydd, a Mr William Jenkins, y gwestiwr, yn drysorydd, a Mr David Powell yn ysgrifenydd. Wedi hyny 1 hoddwyd y llith-archiad i'r Llywydd t'r Ysgrifenydd, yna. arweiniwyd y swyddogion i'w lleoedd priedol; wedi byny gwnaed y brodyr ag oedd yn bresenol yn y dall arferol, yn aeloda* rheolaidd o'r Undeb Iforaidd. Wedi byny rhodd- wyd cyfarwyddiadau a. cbynghorion buddiol i'r swydde^ien a.'r aelodaa, plio fodd i weithreda yn y dyfodol, gan y cyn-lywyddion, sef, y brodyr Daniel Jenkins, o gytrinfa Craig yr Heeg, ac R. G. Hughes, o jjyfriufa Trehafod a ehaa y llywydd adranol, a'r is-lywydd, sef, y brawd Morgan Wil- liams, Glam y Bad, ac treill; ae Di a hyderwa y bydd i'r brodyr waeyd ya fawr t'r cynghorion, a cbeisio ea.rio allan i weithrediad y rheolaa, ac hefyd nndeh a ebydweithrediad y* y gyfriof|v, a meithrin cyfeillgarwcb yn eu plith, a chredwn ond cael yehydig o weithgarweh gyda hyny, y bydd y gyfriafa hen yn sicr o fod yn un llwyddianus yn y dyfodol. Casdud^vg FAB.
CYFLWYNIAD 1YSTEB ANRHYDEDDUS I MR. THOMAS JAMES, YSGRIFENYDD CYFRIMFA LLYS GOMER. Nos Iau, y ISfed cyfissl, ydoedd yr 24leg apwyntiedi^1 i gyflwyno tysteb anrhydeddns i'r brawd Thomas James, ysgrifenydd y GyfriBfa, a nodwyd fel cydaabyddiaetlt iddo am wasanaethu ei gyfricfa mewn modd diwyd, ffyddloa, gweitu- gar, a gonest iawn, am dros ddeuddeg mlynedd, a llon genym allu dweyd fod llwyddiant wedi dilyn ei ymdeeshion a'i ffyddlondeb ef ac aelodaa. y gyfrinfa, fel y gellir dweyd fod y g ymdeithas mewn sefyllfa lewyrehus iawn o ran rhif yr aelodau, ac mewn modd arbenig felly ntewn ystyr arianol. Am tuag wyth o'r gloeh dechreawyd ar waith y cyfarfod trwy gael ton ar y delyn, y berdoneg, a'r erwfch. Chwareuwyd y delyn gan Mr D. Evans, Pontypridd y berdoneg gan Mr E. P. Mills, a'r crwth gan Mr D. J. Griffiths yna cafwyd aaerchiad aforiadol da a phwrpaaol iawn ar yr atn^ylekiad gaB y llywydd, Mr D. Leyshos, yr hwn sydd gefnogydd gwresog i gymdeithasa* dyngarol, yn arbenig felly y gymdeithas Iforaidd; %.y yna cafwyd eaa dda. ac etfeithiol gan Mr W. :R.a (Alawfab), ac aaerchiad pwrpasol arall gan yr is-lywydd, Mr Daniel Abraham. yr hwn sydd aelod parchus o'r gyfrinfa. Deuawd ydoedd y peth nesaf gan Mri. Edward Mills, a. D. J. Grif- fiths, ar y crwth a'r berdoneg; yna eafwyd can dda a doniol iawn gan Mr Thomas Llewelyn, diweddar o'r Maesteg; yna cafwyd anerchiad rhagerol iawn eto ar yr amgylchiad gan Mr John Thomas, yr hwn hefyd ydoedd ysgrifenydd y dysteb. Cafwyd can dda gan Mr Thomas Jenkias (Llew Hafod), a chan arall gan Mr W. Roes mewn modd tSeithiol iawn, a ttu raid iddo ail ganu yna cafwyd anerehiad gwresog ar yr amgylehiad gan Gwyngyll Hughes. Y peth nesaf oedd cyflwyno y dysteb, sef oriawr aur, gwerth jE25, a chadwjn aur ysblenydd, gwerth un gini-ar-ddeg, a dyna i ti ddarllenydd dystsb aarbydeddus onide, ond er mer anrhydeddus ydyw, bsiddiaf ddyweyd nad ydyw ronyn yn rhy dda i'r. brawd ffyddlon Thomas James. Prynwyd yr oriawr a'r gadwyn gan Mr George Williams, Heol-y-felin, Pontypridd, yr hwn sydd oruekwyliwr o d..a Mr J. W. Bensoa, Llundain. Cyflwynwyd yr anrheg gan Miss Gwen Williams, merch ieiaane perthynol i'r gweaty lie y cyflwynwyd y dysteb, sef, y Greea Meadow, a cbynorthwywyd hi gan Mr Edward Williams, Cae Banal; yr hwn hefyd sjdd aelod. ffyddlon o'r gyfrinfa; a darlleuwyd anerehiad oedd wedi barctoi erbyn yr amgylchiad gan Mr J. Thomas, yr hwn anerehiad oedd yn un tra. phwrpasol ar yr amgylchiad; yna. cafwyd anerehiad da mewn atebiad, ac yn llawn o deimlad gan Mr Thomas James, sef gwrthrych parchus y dysteb; yna cafwyd anerehiad barddonol gan y brawd Merfyn. Treforest, yr hwn hefyd sydd ysgrifenydd ffyddloa cyfrmfa Craig yr Hesg. Darlleawyd anerehiad barddonol arall gan y gwestiwr, Mr Obed Foster, o waith Dewi Wyn o Essylli; a deaUwn fod y brawd Obed yn fardd hefyd; darllenwyd hafyd anerehiad barddonol gan Mr John Thomas, o l waith Mr Llewelyn Richards, yr kwa befyd sydd aeiod parchus o'r gyfrinfa; hefyd cafwyd anerch- iad barddonol arall gan Mr D. Morgan, Pwllgwaea r Field. Gwelir rhai o' r anerchiadau barddoitol yn 5 y golofn is law yr hanes Yna eafwyd can dda 1 ato gILa Mr T. Llewelyn, Maesteg; ac anerchiad gan Mr W. W. Phillipa, o'r Hafod. Cafwyd can dda gan Eos y Garth, a ba raid iddo ail sanu vna eafwyd anerehiad gan Mr Richard Taitor, yr hwn sy'dd un o'r aelodau hynaf yn y gyfrinfa cafwyd anerehiad arall gan aelod ffyddlon o'r gyfrinfa, sef Mr William Hamphreys, 8C wedi hyn canodd gan. Y peth nesaf ydoedd can gan Mr T. Jenkins eto, a thanodd yn rhagoroed dda, fel y ba t aid iddo ail gana; yna cafwyd anerehiad gan Mr Morgan Williams, is-lywydy yr Adran; wedi hyny cafwyd deuawd gan C. Marshall a John Leyshom yn wir dda, a'r peth nesaf oedd anerobiad gan Mr Thomas Williams, trysorydd y dyiiteb, at anerehiad da iawn arall yn y Saesonaeg gan y brawd John Thomas. Can eto gan Mr W. Davies, a ba raid iddo yntaa ailganu; wedi hyny cafwyd anerehiad gwir dda gaB y brawd Tafonwy. Y peth aesaf oedd tala diolohgarwch i ysgrifenydd y dysteb, Mr John Thomas, ac hefyd mewa modd neillduol i'r cadeirydd Mr David LeysboB, e. rhoddwyd clap dda i'r naill a'r llall o honynt, a* hefyd talwyd diolchgarwch yr un modd i Mr Thomas Williams, y trysorydd, as hefyd i'r ehwareuwyr, a'r holl frodyr a gymerasant ran yn ngwaith y cyfarfod, ac hefyd talwyd diolchgarwch i Mr Edward Wil- liams, Cae Banal, a Miss Gwen Williams, 18f y rhai a gyflwynasant yr anrhegion i Mr James, gau yr hwn y cafwyd anerehiad ychwanegol yn dda ac i bwrpas, ac anerehiad pwrpasol arall gan Mr D. Andrews, Hopkinstown, a gallaf ddweyd wrth derfynu fod hwn yn un o'r cyfarfodydd goraf, a mwyaf difyrus y bum ynddo er ys llawer dydd. a dymunwa hir oes i Mr James i wasanaethu ei gyfrinfa. am flyayddau lawer, ac i wneuthur daioni mewn gwahanol gyfeiriadaa i'w genedl; hefyd carwn wel'd rhai o'r oyfriofaeedd ereill yn efelyohu cyfrinfa Llys Gomer, trwy gofio am ysgrifenyddion teilwng, megys Merfyn, Heary Davies, Treforest; Mr John Phillips, ysgrifenydd Briallen Glan Rhondda, ag orsiu sydd ya wir deilwng e gydnabyddiaetia inewa modd sylweddol. Yr eiddoch yn frawdol, YB HEN WB. 0 SIB FOW. A ddarllenwyd ar gyflwyniad anrheg o eriawr aur 11 i Mr T. JAMES, Pontypridd. Oriawr Rur wertbfawr yw'r bon-gyflwynwii l'a gwiw flaenor ffyddlon Er ein 11 m os rhoi'r hi'n lion, A rbager o anrhegion. I wr teilwwg yw'r tlllis-d-a roddwn Er arwyddo c-triud; Oriawr ntwy i atwr n.àd Am ei ddigoll yn:ddygmd. Gwir fanol ysgrif«'jydd—yn y He HWIl fu'n llwydd a n eynydd; Er o<?s faitii oros h fydd Hyd farw'n biid Iferyd. Bin dyn gla> ydyw'n gl,ynu,-aHl ei waith Y otae ef i'w guru Oblegyd iddo blygu I'r swydd gain a r orsedd gu. D. MORGAN. ANERCHIAD I Mr Thomas James, ar gyflwyniad tysteb o Oriawr Aur iddo, gwerth Deuuaw Punt-ar-ugiin, Chwetror, 188(3. Frawd Thomas James, hoff g&n eia brea, Yw'th anrhydeddu di'r awr liOIl, A daagoa it' ein parch didrai, Drwy Kodd, oud rhddd, "'y'n llawer llai, Na haeddiunt dy rin w.,ddau di, A llai, yn wir, na'a gwyilys wi; Ond cofia frawd, os bycliaa yw Mai ealon fawr—ir ae ealou fyw, A chalon fel dy galon di, A roes ysgogiad iddi hi. Llys Gomer sydd yn dyst o'th werth- Mae twm ei lasur-mae uiaiat ei aerth, A rbif ei meib lluosog hi, Yn uchol-teiinio'th glodydd di; Wyt yma'n ffyddlawn wylio'tb waitk Er's un-ar-ddeg o fi lVyddi maith, Mpr ffyddlawn ag mae'r serehus loer, Ya gwylio trai a llanw'r Naor.t Fe ddeil dy waith oleuni dydd, Oneitrwydd a chywirdeb sydd, Yn 'sgogi'r pis pan yn dy law, Nee caro pob drwgdybiaeth draw; Y llyfrau'n Ian fel blcd&a Mai, A gedwi beb na gwall da bai Wyt fwyn dy air, a theg dy foes Hub ynot awydd tynd'n groes, Ac egwyddorion teg yr Urdd, OllWnat yn en hlodaa gwytdd. Wal, tyr'd ein brawd, yn &wr ger broa, A derbyn di yr anrheg hon, Sef, Oriawr Aur, a pharch a bri, Deg, deg o fredyr gyda hi A boed i'r anrheg deg ei llan, I ddysga gwers i ni bob un, Sef fod 1 rinwedd deg ei dawn, Ei gwobrwy'n sicr, sicr iawn Os'hauwn ya ei measydd hi, Ni phasia'i ehnwd ein 'stordai ni, Ond daw yn ol i law yr hwn, A diwyd hauodd ar ei grwn. Wel, Thomas James, beed iti'n wir, Gael iecbyd teg.. einioes hir, I wisgo'r oriawr ar dy fron, A boed bob tro, i'th dram ar bon, Wresogi'th sel—eynhyrfu'th ddawa, I weithio eto'n ddiw'vd iawn, Dros lwydd yr Urdd, ac yna nyth Ga'th gledydd yn Llys Gomer byth. HtN Ifoetdd.
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TOHTRKFilL RATEPAYIRS AND THE LLAH- TRISAST SCHOOL BOARD. PUBLIC MEETING. A public meeting of ratepayers of the Llantri- sant parish was held on Friday evening at the Old Schoolroom, Tonyrefail. Mr Thomas Lewis, Post Office, occupied the chair. After a few preliminary remarks by the chairman, the report of the last meeting was read. Mr J. P. Williams, member of the Llantrisant School Board, was called to answer the following questions :—1. To give the reason of the Board for advancing the attendance officers' salaries. 2. If our schools under the Llantrisant Board pass as well as other schools. 3. What was the reason that that the proceedings of the Board are not reported in some daily or weekly news- paper.—Mr Williams, on riging to answer the first question, said The reason why the advance was given to the attendance officers is owing to their work having increased since the time they were appointed; but I wish to make it known that dur- ing the three months we had it under consideration I opposed it. The following gentlemen addressed the meeting, viz.: Messrs Gibbon, Glyn; the Rowlands, Brynteg; Evans, Gilfach Davies, Tylcha Evans, Garthgraban; and the Rev. D. Stephens. Mr Evans (Garthgraban), was in favoar of the advance given to the attendance officers and against it. (A voice, Yon are playing the ball on both sides.") Mr William Davies, Tylcha, proposed, That this meeting desires to express its disapproval of the action of the Board in advancing the sala y of the attendance officers." The motion was seconded by Mr Thomas Jones and carried unani- mously. Some further questions having been re- plied to, a resolution was passed, on the motion of Mr Rowlands, calling the attention of the Board to a rnmour in respect to the Cymmer Sehool. Mr Gibbon: Is it true that the Llantrisant Board granted j610 to the schoolmaster in con- sideration of the deficiency in the Government grant ? Mr Williama Yes. The jElO was given on ac- count of the care the schoolmaster took of the buildings, but I consider.25 sufficient. Mr Gibbon: What was the rule of the Board in giving out the repairing required to the school buildings ? and is it true that JB25 was paid for colouring the Gilfaeh Goch schools ? Mr Williams The rule of the Beard re repairing schools is to advertise for tenders to do the work per contract. It is not trae that £25 was paid in respect of colouring Gilfaeh Goch schools. Mr Hopkin Rowlands having made a few re- marks, a vote of thanks to the Chairmaa and Mr Wil iams concluded the proceedings.