SOME ACCOUNT OF DR. WILLIAMS. BY GEORGE EYRE EVANS, Author of Vestiges of Protestant Dissent,' Record of Provincial Assembly of Lancashire and Cheshire,' &c. The Rev. Daniel Williams, D.D., founder of that most munificent trust, which bears his name, vras a Welshman, born at Wrex- ham, about the year 1644. Little is known of his parentage, or of the particulars of his early life, which appears to have been spent until he was nearly thirty years of age in his native place. He laboured under some disadvantages with respect to his education, but the natural vigour and strength of his mind, improved by rare diligence and application, made up the want of such assistance. He was one of the first of the rising generation who entered upon the ministry after rejection of the clergy on Bartholomew's Day, 1662. He says of himself, That from five years old he had no employment but his studies, and that by nineteen he was Tegularly admitted a preacher. He took his lot freely with Nonconformists at a time when he knew it must expose him to great difficulties, whereas could he have satisfied himself in the terms of Conformity, his distinguished abilities, and excellent char- acter would have given him a fair prospect of preferment. After preaching for some years in Den- bighshire and Shorpshire, and finding the times so discouraging to Dissenters, that he had little prospect of pursuing his ministry without great hazard, he accepted the office ef Chaplain to the Countess of Meath, and crossed over to Ireland, where, even in those times, the Government thought fit to treat men of his principles in a very different manner from their brethren in England. For some time he was also pastor to the Presbyterian congregation in Drogheda. In 1667 he received an unanimous call to the pastorate of the congregation worshipping in Wood-street, Dublin, which he accepted. He filled this office in Dublin for twenty years, with unusual acceptance and success, living in great harmony with his ministerial brethern, and respected by most hearty Protestants in Ireland. Here lie married his first wife, a lady of honourable family, distinguished wisdom and piety, and con- siderable estate. In 1687 he left Ireland, and settled in London, where he was of much service in effecting the Revolution of 1688. His great knowledge of Irish affairs rendered him very useful to King William III., by whom he was highly esteemed, and often consulted. He was the intimate friend of Hichard Baxter, whom he succeeded in the Pinners' Hall Lectureship. After preaching for some time occasionally about London, he at length settled with a numerous congrega- tion in Hand Alley, Bishopsgate-street. After the death of Queen Anne, Dr. Williams was appointed by the London Dissenters to present their Common Address to King George I., on 14 September, 1714. After losing his first wife, he was married a second time in 1701, to Jane, the widow of Mr. Francis Barkstead, also a lady of excellent character, and considerable fortune. In 1709 Dr. Calamy, the eminent biographer of the ejected ministers, being on U visit to Scotland, received a diploma of D.D. from the University of Edinburgh, and another from ^Glasgow. At the same "time a similar honour being designed for Dr. "Williams, the diploma was sent to him in London, enclosed in a silver box. This was a.n honour which lie in no way affected or desired, but wrote to Edinburgh in order, if Possible to prevent it. He was too late, and as circumstances stood he could not decently Refuse it. Aboitt seven years before his death he was seized with the first illness that made a visible inroad upon his constitution he was heard to say that from his first entrance Upon the ministry till that time, he had never been obliged wholly to omit preaching For more than five Lord's Day's. He died on the 26 Jan., 1716, in the 73rd year of his :age. His funeral sermon being preached 'by his friend and fellow-worker, Dr. John 33 vans. The greater part of his considerable estate 'Was bequeathed to charitable purposes. By his will, dated 26th June, 1711, he made bequests in favour of :—The Presbyterian Chapel in Wrexham; the Education of Dhiidrenin Wrexham the Society for the Information of Mariners the Education of Youth in Dublin the poor of tliq con- gregation in Dublin, of I,ieh he had been pastor; 'the poor of his congregation in London; Poor French Refugees, the Pro- testants who had fled to this country en the l'evocntiml of the Edict of Nrrntes; the poor of the parish where he lived numerous ministers and widows by i,ime. He devised landed estates or house property to St. Thomas's Hospital, and the workhouse in Bishopsgate-street; the Presbyterian Chapel at Burn ham; the University of Glasgow, for the education of students for the ministry from South Britain; the Society in Scotland for Propagating Chris- tian Kno\Vled £ re; the Society for New England for several purposes, to wit (a) For the support of itinerant preachers in the English plantations in the West Indies for the good of whart pagans or blacks lie neg- f lected there-; (b) for the work of convert- ing the Indians in New England (c) for the College of Cambridge in New England, to enable it "to get constantly some learned Professor out of Europe to sende there." lie gave the residue of his estates to a body -()f 23 Trustees in London (known as Dr. Williams' Trustees) for the following pur- poses :— The further assistance of Students from ^outh Britain at the P.nivrrMty of Glasgow, 'Preparing for the Christian, ministry; the tdueation of Children in various places in "Wales and Essex; The assistance of Welsh 40d,ents at the Presbyterian Academy at Carmarthen, underthe Rev. William Evans :t.nd :his successors; the reprinting of the Testutor's works at intervals, to he given to students and others; the distribution of good, practical books in English und Welsh from year to year the assistance of Preach- ers of the Word in England and Wales; the belief of Ministers' widows in England and Wales the apprenticing of boys euch as should haw been educated on his founda- tions in Wales; the further education of students fco-r the ministry, who should have already speiit three years at a University, to enable them to proceed to foreign univer- sities or elsewhere; the assistance of such educated persons of sound judgment and sober principles," as the Trustees should dominate to preach in North and South "Wales; the support of an itinerant Pro- testant preacher in Ireland, skilful in the Irish tongue. And lastly, the Testator dir- ected that his books should be deposited in a convenient place, in a freehold building, to be purchased or erected for that purpose to a public library whereto" (to use tes- tator's own words) 4 such as my ti-ustcex appoint shall have access for the perusal of any books in the place where they are lodged." THE SCIIOOLS. J The School Endowments were transferable from place to place at the discretion of the Trustees. The following places had the benefit of them for various periods :-font- gomery, Newtown, Llanbrynmair, Llanuwch- llyn, Bala, Pwllheli, Carnarvon, Cerrig- ceinwen, Holyhead, Bangor,Abergele, Holy- well, Denbigh, and Wrexham and Spring- field and Chelmsford in Essex. The masters were generally Independent ministers, until about the year 1850, when the endowments were transferred to British Schools, much to the advantage of both. The Elementary Education Act made a further change necessary. It was clear that, wherever a Board School was established, any endow- ment for the instruction of the poor would henceforth operate merely in aid of the rates. The Educational Endowments of this noble Trust were, therefore, consolidated into one fund under the Endowed Schools Act, and applied to the establishment of a Middle Class School for girls at Dolgelley, under a scheme which was approved by Her j Majesty in Council on 28th June, 1875. A handsome building was erected in a healthy and delightful situation half a mile from the town, at a cost of S3,000, raised by volun- tary subscriptions. The school was opened in 1878. The building has since been con- siderably enlarged and improved. At the time of the consolidation in 1875, certain fixed annuities given by the Founder's will, or authorized by Orders of the Court of Chancery, were paid by the Trustees for the education of children at Wrexham, Llanbrynmair, Holywell,Denbigh, Pont Dolgadfan, Holyhead, and Llanuwch- llyn in Wales, and at Chelmsford in Essex, together with variable periodical sums for books for learners, and for apprenticing some of them to useful trades. The scheme provides that religious opinions shall not in any way affect the qualification of any person for being a Trustee, or for being a Governor of the School, and contains analagous provisions in regard to the Scholars. The foundation stone was laid in Septem- ber, 1876, by Mrs. Holland, of Caerdeon, and the ceremony was concluded with a special prayer by the Rev. Canon Lewis, Rector of Denbigh, and afterwards Dean of Bangor. To say that the present Head Mistress is the talented and graceful Miss Diana Thomas, B.A., means, like the belief in the finding of white heather, that good luck is sure to be the part of the School, and that in her com- petent hands its welfare is assured, in the manner which would assuredly approve itself to Dr. Williams.
ANOTHER ACCOUNT. V THE FOUNDATION. The founder, Dr. Daniel Williams, was a native of Wrexham. He was a Pres- byterian minister in London in the time of Baxter and others. He was not himself endowed with this world's goods," but he married a rich lady who was, and by his will, dated 1711, he left money for the purpose of establishing Nonconformist Schools in different parts of the country- Wrexham, Llanbrynmair, Llanuwchllyn, &c. He also by his will established theo- logical scholarships at Glasgow University, which have recently been held by many a promising young Welshman. He also established a Library in London-which bears his name. After the passing of the Public Elementary Education Act in 1870, the Charity Commissioners having con- sidered the question of the endowments that went to the assistance of the schools in different parts were 'becoming useless, decided, with the consent of the trustees of Dr. Williams' endowments, to make them available for the establishment of higher class schools for girls :in Wales. These endowments had been given on the condition that the locality that obtained it should provide two acres of land freehold, and XI,000 in money. Wrexham showed a keen desire to secure the school, but, it was ofrei-ed by the Trustees and Charity Commissioners to Carnarvon. Strange to say, that ancient town refused the oftor, as they did not think they could meet the conditions laid down by the Trustees. Carnarvon people have never forgiven themselves for this lack of enter- prise and educational zeal, and there is gnashing of teeth there even to this day. Through the influence of the late Mr. Samuel Holland, M.P. for the county, the offer was then made to Dolgelley. Nor was the cap- ital of Merioneth wooed in vain. Its in- habitants, so far from manifesting the edu- cational languor of Carnarvon, at once seized what they considered to be a glorious opportunity, and readily accepted the con- ditions. The necessary land was obtained, and the money raised with little difficulty. It involved a great 'effort, but unity and zeal, working together, always conquer in the end, and so it was in the case of Dol- gelley. Whilst a meed of praise is due to the residents themselves for rising to the occasion as they did, it must not be for- gotten that the success of the movement for establishing the school at Dolgelley was mainly due to the influence exercised by mainly due to the influence exercised by Mr. Holland and others who worked hand- in-hand with him. THE SCHOOL AJFFB ITS WOBK. The endowment is worth about X300 a year. The buildings have undergone alterations and enlargements on different occasions, so that there is at present a far greater scope for educational usefulness than was the case when it was first opened. Altogether the buildings. &c., are estimated to be now worth about £ 10,000. The Governors received from the County Fund under the Intermediate Education Act about S400 towards the buildings. The school is managed by twelve governors, six appointed by the Trustees, four by the School Board for the parish of Dolgelley and two by the County Council. The first head- mistress was Miss Armstrong since her time Miss Fewings and Miss Thompson have had charge of it, and the present head-mistress i-P, Aliss Diana Thomas, B.A., a young lady who has already shewn her competency in a way that is universally recognised by those who take an interest in the welfare of the school. She is, indeed, admitted to be an ideal head- mistress, she possesses high educational attainments and her social qualities are well-known to all who enjoy her acquaint- ance and she is one of those of whom it may be safely said that she is destined to contribute in no slight degree to the pro- gress of the movement for the higher educa- tion of girls. It would be impossible to over estimate the good that the school has already done; its achievements in the past have been meritorious in the extreme, and its future will be watched with the keenest interest not only locally, but in districts far removed from the "quiet haunts of Merioneth." The pupils are drawn from all parts of the British Isles, but no matter where they come from, they all go away with no fault to find with the school, but I with hearts full of its praises.
A bricklayer named Ward murdered his two little children in Walworth yesterday by cutting their throats with a pocket-knife. He then en- deavoured unsuccessfully to commit suicide The only reason that can be assigned for the act is that the man has been out of work for a considerable time. At the Notts Assizes last week Elias Torr, a farmer, of Kirkling, was sentenced to death for the murder of his daughter. After some violent be- haviour on his part his wife and daughters ran to a neighbouring house. He followed them with his gun, and broke the panel of the door. One of the daughters appeared at the opening, and he shot her dead. When apprehended lie said, Iy daughter came to the door and said something she ought not to have said, and I pulled the trigger, and it was done in a moment. CYCLE ACCIDENTS, William Coupe, the two-year-old son of a Raw- tenstall weaver was killed on Thursday. The child's mother was carrying him across the Bacup y I Road when she was run into by a cyclist named Pennington, of RawtenstalE The child fell from its mothers arms upon the granite pavement, alighting on its head. Death ensued from con- cussion of the brain. Dr. William Elliott, eldest son of Mr. William Elliott, of Strathb ane, county Tyrone, was killed last week at Mount Charles, where he was spending a holiday. He lost control of his bicycle whilst riding down a steep hill, and was thrown, his neck being dislocated. As a gentleman named Farquhar was riding down Highgate-hill on Friday his bicycle ran away and crashed into another cyclist, who was ascending the hill. The machines were wrecked. Mr. Farquhar broke his leg, Mr. Horace Yellop, the other rider, escaped with a damaged nose. RUSSIAN TOWN DESTROYED. The town of Dobejki, in the district of Rovno- Volhynia, has been totally destroyed by fire. The inhabitants are in a state of great destitution. An entire Jewishf amily of seven were burned to death. BIG SOCIALIST PARADE. The second great Socialist demonstration within a short time was held in Vienna on Thursday. A procession of 30,000 workmen paraded one of the busiest streets. The order bad been given that no cries of a demonstrative character should be made. The march nevertheless, was extremely imposing. RESIGNATION OF KRUGER. A telegram was received in Paris from Pretoria announcing that a report had been current in the Transvaal capital that the President bad resigned in consequence of difficulties with the Volksraad. President Kruger, however, when asked if the report was true, at once emphatically declared th t he had never had any idea of resigning. HEAT CAUSES DEATH AT CWMDU, An inquest was held on Friday evening at Noy- addfru Farm, Cwmclu, touching the death of Mr. Edward Evans, of Noyaddfru Farm, Cwmdu, farmer, who fell dead whilst walking towards the house on Wednesday afternoon. Deceased had been hauling hay in a field near the house with a ser- vant boy named Griffiths. Accordingto the evidence of Dr. A. E. JonesJdeceased died from heat apoplexy and the jury found a verdict in accordance with the medical evidence. LABOR RIOTS IN BAVARIA. Disturbances which were begun here on Tues- day last by the masons on strike attacking a fac- tory where Italian workmen were employed were renewed withiincreased violence in Wertach sub- urb yesterday evening. The excited crowds made another attempt to force their way into the fac- tory, but were prevented by a battalion of infantry from carrying out their intention. The soldiers charged the rioters and drove them back with the butt ends of their rifles. A squadron of light cavalry ultimately cleared the street. The police also used their arms and wounded several persons. 'Some policemen, however, were themselves injured, one seriously. Twenty arrests were made. THE TRANSVAAL. The Outlanders at Johannesburg and the Cape express much dissatisfaction with the new Trans- vaal law, which the Government regard as forming a basis of settlement. Meetings of protest have been convened by the South African League. The new franchise law will come into operation im- mediately. Mr. Chamberlain informed Sir II. Campbell- Bannerman in the Commons that if the report as to the proposed redistribution of seats in the Trans- vaal Volksraad were confirmed, this important change in the proposals of President Kruger, coupled with previous amendments, led the Govern- ment to hope that the new law might, prove to be a basis of settlement on the lines laid down by Sir A. Milner. The Government, felt assured that the President, having accepted the principle for which they had contended, would be prepared to recon- sider any detail of his scheme which could be shown to be a possible 'hindrance to the full accom- plishment of the object in view. EXECUTION OF MARY ANSELL. Mary Ansell was executed at St. Albans Gaol on Wednesday week, for murdering her sistes Caro- line, as inmate of Leavesden Asylum, Watford, by means of a poisoned cake conveyed to her through the post. In September last the prisoner insured her sister's life for £22 odd. After Caroline's death Mary Ann applied for the insurance money, which' was refused. Inquiries were made into the circum- stances of the girl's death and the result was that Mary Ann was arrested, She was found guilty, and Mr. Just-ice Matthew said that never in the course of his experience had he ever had the mis- fortune to try a case jnwhieh so cold-blooded and revolting a crime bad been committed to obtain so miserable an end. A largely signed petition was presented to the Home Secretary last week praying for a reprieve, but the Secretary of State intimated his inability to interfere with the course of the law. A petition on Tuesday night, signed by one hun- dred M.P.'s praying for a postponement of the execution was also ineffectual. Down to the very last moment the condemned girl and her relatives had 'hoped to secure a reprieve. The girl seemed totally incapable of realising that she had to die, and told her father on Tuesday that she still hoped to be reprieved. During the night she rested well and rose refreshed by her slumber at six o'clock in the morning. She faltered a little as she walked to the scaffold between two warders. The drop was seven feet. Billingtcni, the executioner, said that the execution had been most successful in every detail, and that Mary Ann Ansell had died a humane death. At the inquest the jury returned a verdict in accordance with the medical evidence that death was due to dislocation of the neck by hanging, r
'i I TM, RIPIC THUNDERSTORM. On Saturday a storm of some severity appears to have passed over the British Isles, but did not affect London, where the excessive heat appears to have moderated somewhat. In South Devon The storm is described as having been terrific, hail- stones as large m peas accompanying the downfall. At Newton Abbot, which is nearly surrounded by MTis, the water accumulated in such torrents that the drains were qsiite inadequate to carry it off, and in some streets the water was quite 2ft. deep. Serious damage was -done on the South-east Coast. Such a storm is stated to be beyond living memory. At Dover the lightning illuminated the bay, and the thunder shook the buildings of the town. The were deluged with rain, which fell unusually iteavily. In Ireland the thunderstorm is described- being of unprecedented severity. In the Killamey district the flooding was severe, the water being knee-deep in some parts of Killarnev. Great damage has been done to the crops, and the tourists who proceeded to the lakes during a lovely summer corning unprovided for such an extraordinary development of the elements, were stormbound in most inhospitable shelters. In London at three o'clock on Sunday morning rain began to fall heavily, but there was an entire absence of timiulcr. After four o'clock there were intermittent flsshes of \1; is known 40.0; summer lightning.
EISTEDDFOD CAERDYDD Erbyn hyn y mae'r Eisteddfod ymhlitli y pethau a fu amser a ddengvs gwerth ei chynvrch. Gellir disgwyl rhyw ddaioni o vmweliad y LIydawiaid, y Gwyddelod, a'r Albanwyr, ynglyn a chlymiad y cenedloedd sydd yn siarad icithoeud Cdtig. Pe bai'r symudiad yn cynyrchu haner cant o dder- bynwyr yn ychwanegol i'r "Revue Celtique" a gyhoerldir yn Ffrainc. a'r Zeitschrift fur Keitische Philologie" a gyhoeddir yn yr Almaen, byddai hyny yn gaffaeliad. 0 ran cynyrch llenyddol, mae'n braidd yn fuan i geisio barnu, gan nad yw y pethau pwysicaf ar gael i'r darllenydd hyd yn llyn, Mae Gvvyifa wedi myned a'r Goron, a'r cynghan- eddwyr wedi metliu cynyrchu dim teilwng o'r Gadair. I farnu oddiar safon barddoniaeth Eis- tcddfodol mae Gvvyifa yn liaeddu'r wobr, ond debyg mai i ebargofiant hollol y treigl ffrwyth ei lafur, Nis gellir disgwyl amgen pan y gorfydd ar fardd ganu ar dcstyn a ddevvisir gan ddyn arall. Nes y bydd rhyddid i fardd ganu ar y pwnc a fo anwylaf ganddo, yn iach i gan awen- yddol. Nid oedd neb yn deilwng o'r brifwobr mewn rhyddiaeth. Doethach cadw y wobr yn ol na rhoddi bodolaeth i lyfrau anaddfed. Mae'n resyn fod rhyw gleaduriaid or-aflednais wedi bod mor gwta a chul a chadw swn am i'r Albanwyr ddyfod ymlaen i ddawnsio yn eu dull henafol. Mae'n resyn o beth hefyd na fyddai modd dwyn yn ol hen ddawnsiau y Cymry a'u codi unwaith eto i fri. Nid ocs ond y Ddavvns Goes Brwsh yn adnabyddus yn awr ysywaeth. Ond tra bydd pobl mor gyfyng eu syniadau nis eellir dim, ac ni gawn ninau ein beio yn dost yn mhen can mlynedd, oblegid i ragfarn iloi sangu yr hen arferion diniwed o'r tir. O'r holl englynion a draddodwvd gan y Beirdd, yr unig rai a dim lies ynddynt yw englynion Dyfed i Gledd newyddyr Orsedd. Xidyw ei englynion i'r Corn Hirlas ond petbau dofion iawn, ac yn wir mae "gormod odlan" o ddim rheswm yn nhsrydedd llinell yr olaf. Ffei o honot, Dyfed! Dyma Englynion y Cledd," a rhai hoywon ddigon ydynt hefyd:— Y CLEDD. Cledd hwya'n byd, cledd awen ber,—cledd beiVdd, Cledd i lnvynt cyfiawnder; Ar ei hyd, yi-i danllvd der, Mae lliw gemau Ilaw Gomer." Cledd dielyn, cledd (lw-N,-Iatli.-Cledd y gwir, Cledd o gelf amryfaith; o flaen Ilu ni fn ei fath- Gyr lewyg ar Oliath. Costus, na welwyd cystal.—cledd brodyr, Nid cledd bradau dyfal; Os daw i flysio dial, < Trown ias ei fin i'r Transvaal. Gwych a fai genym pe canai Dyfed mor naturiol bob amser. Yn ei cnglynion aehlysurol mae ei nevthef; mae'n ddiliafal—ondrhywsut neu'i gilydd nid y w ei bethau pwysicaf-o ran hyd-prin iawn byth yn curo yn nrws y cof. Nid yw yn rhy ddiweddar iddo roddi heibio ei or-gywreinrwydd, a chanu mor felus a Lewis Glyn Cothi. Bydd yn dda gan gyfeillion Hawen glywed ei fod ef wedi enill lOp. 10s. am Draethawd Athronyddol. Mae'n ddiau mai efe yw un o'r dynion trymaf sydd genym ni v Cymry yn y gangen hon ar wybodaeth. Mae symudiad ar droed i groni anrheg i Hwfa Mon. Gweddusach nag i Cadvan gynyg hyn, a fuasai i rywun o'r tu allan i'r cylch cyfrin." Mae peth fel hyn yn peri i ddyn ddrwgdybied mai diwedd y gan vw'r geiniog." Dylid bod yn ddoethach, yn enwedig wrth gofio i'r geiniog gael eu bedliw iddynt droion yn ddiweddar. Mae Hwfa Mon yn ben wrboneddig rhadlon, ac nid oes neb yn mynwesu cas ato, ond pan y mae ar amryw symudiadau pwysig eisieu pres, ac yn clofli o'r angen, mae'n anhawdd peidio dwyn ar gof fod Hwfa wedi enill gryn swm o arian yn ei ddydd mewn eisteddfodau, ac nid ydym yn tybied fod arno wir angen am gynorthwv arianol. Os ydyw'r arian yn hawdd ei gael, gresyn na fyddai bawsed i'w hel at ein Colegau ni. Wrth rcswm, os eyfyngir y tysteb at aelodau'r Orsedd, ni fyddai dim yn ei erbvn. Mae Hwfa wedi eu gwasanaethu hwy hyd eithaf ei nerth a'i allu. DYDD IA WRTH. Y BUDDUGWYR. Gwobr 5p. am y "Casgliad goreu o ;Briod-ddull- iau y Gymraeg," neb yn deilwng o'r wobr. Cystadleuaeth ar yr unawd i soprano, Hear ye, Israel" (Elijah), gwobr 2p. 2s., dyfarnwyd y wobr i Miss Annie Evans, Tonypandy. Dywedai Mr. Ben Davies fod y fuddugol, er ond 15oed, ynmeddu llais eithriadol, ac ond i gymeryd gofal o honi, y daw yn un o'r cantoresau gvvychaf a fagodd Cymru. Gwobr o 2p, Zs. am y duchangerdd i'r Cvstad- leuydd Siomedig," rhwng y Parch. T. Dennis Jones, Llanllechid, a David Evans, St. Clears, Caerfyr- ddin. Cystadleuaeth ar y crwth i rai dan 16 oed, I" Romance in E" (Beethoven), gwobr, 2p. 2s. Goteu o 19, Miss Pauline Draper, Penarth. Gwobrau o lOp. a 5p. am Salm-ganu," dim cystadleuaeth. Cystadleuaeth Iranitrol, i eorau vn rhifo o 25 i 30 —(a) O, snatch me swift (Calcott)^ (b) Canig o ddewisiad y beirniaid, i'w chanu ar yr olwgr evntaf. I Gwobr o 10 gini yr un i A.a B, sef 2lp., ac ail wo or o 5p. yr un, yn gwneyd 10p. Jlid-Rhondda Glee Society. Gwobr o 20p. am Weithiau annghyhoeddedig, sef rhodd o 20p. tuag at y draul o gyhoeddi nnrhyw gyfansoddiad Cymraeg o natur genedlaethol a fyddo yn vchwanegiad gwirioneddol at Lenydd- iaeth neu Hanesiaeth Cymru, &c." Neb yn deil- wng. Cystadleuaeth unawd ar y delvn deir-rhes; y cystadleuwyr i ddewis eu cerddoriaeth, gwobr, 3p- 3s. Ni ddaeth ond un yn m'am. Dr. Parry, wrth draddodi ei feirniadaeth, a ofidiai na fuasai ychwaneg o ymgeiswyr ar yr hen delyn Gymreig, a synai paham na fuasai y delyn deir-rhes yn fwy poblogaidd a'i chainc i'w chlywed yn amlach yn ein gwlad. Dvfarnai Miss Maggie Jones, Pont- newydd, Mynwy, yn wir deilwng o'r wobr. Y PRIF DRAETHAWD. Cynygid gwobr o Z120 am gyfansoddiad gwreiddiol, yn Gymraeg neu Saesneg, mewn un- rhy", gangen o lianes neu lenyddiaeth Cymru, y rhan gyntaf (heb fod yn llai nag "'i ran o bedair o'rgwaith), gydag amlinelliad cyflawno'r gweddill, i'w anfon i'r gystadleuaeth. Yr awdvvr buddugol i yrrigymeryd a chwblhau y gwaith o fewn tair blynecld o ddyddiad yr Eisteddfod. Darllenvvyd v feirniadaeth gan y Proff. J. E. Lloyd, M.A. Yr oedd chwccb 0 gyfansorldiadal1 wedi eu hanfon i mewn, ac amryw ohonynt yn dangos ol llafur mawr. Ar yr un prvd, ag ystyried maint y wobr, nid ystyrid fod yr un ohonynt yn dyfod i fyny a'r safan, ac nis gallent ond atal y wobr. Pedwarawd ar Offer Cerdd Llinvnawl, gwobr 5p., parti Miss Daisy White, Casnewydd. Freehand Drawing i rai clan 17 oed, gwobr lp., Thomas Stevens, Caerdvdd. Model Drawing, gwobr lp., Miss Mary Hettitch, Caerdydct. Sheet of Flower Sketches, gwobr lp., E. W. TrifJtram, Caerdydd. Sheet of Landscape Sketches, gwobr lp., neb yn cystadlu. Figure Drawing o fywyd, gwobr lp., E. W. Tristram. Y Traethawd Hanesyddol (Cymraeg neu Saesneg), (a)—Dcheuchr Cymrn yn amser y Sfiwarfiaid a Chromwell; neu (b) Cymrn o dan y Normaniaid, gwobr, 25p. Parch. E. J. Newell, Porthcawl. Unawd ar y chwibanogl, Gertuaies Suite." Gwobr, 2 gini. C. Bielski, Caerdydd. Unawd i Faritone, Oh, Star of Life" (Wagner). Gwobr, 2 gini. G. T. Llewelyn, Port Talbot. Grynodeb o Haries y Diwygiadau Orefyddol yn Nghymru," gwobr 5p. 5s. Neb yn deilwng. Gwobr o g-ini am adrodd "Ystorm o Fellt." (Islwyn), Samuel Owen, Abergele (o dan 12 oed). Traethawd (Cymraeg neu Saesneg) Cefnewid- iadau yr 'haner can "mlynedd diweddaf yn rhanan. gvvledig Cymru, mewn vmborth, gwisgoedd, anedd dai, iaith, addysg, arferion, goruchwylion, &c, gwobr 10 gini, D. R. Jones, Blaenau Festiniog. Cystadleuaeth triawd ar y berdoneg, y crwth, a'r soddgwrth, Gade in F." Gwobr, 3 gini. Cwmni Miss Phillips, Casnewydd. Set o gynlluniau o res o dai gweithwyr, addas i ardal lofaol. Gwobr, 3 gini. Evan Roberts, Old- ham. Set o gynlluniau o b&r o dai i'r dosbarth gweith- iol, i beidio costio mwy na 400p. yr un. Gwobr, 5p. Reginald Longdon, Burslem. Set of measured drawings of an ancient building in Wales; not later than the Tudor period. Gwobr, 5 gini. C. B. Fowler, Caerdydd. Dyddorol ydoedd cystadleuaeth canu gyda'r Ülnau. dull y Gogledd. Gwobr 2 gini. Richard Roberts, Brynogwen. Bethesda. Rhanwyd y wobr o 5 gini am gyfansoddi rhangan i goreu meibion, rhwng G. Marks Evans, Wilkcs- beare, Unol Daleithiau, ac Adare, yr hwn ni ateb- odd i'w enw. Cystadlenaeth deuawd soprano a thenor, Now when the night so fair doth blow" (Dvorak), gwobr 2 gini. Rhanwyd y wobr rhwng Miss C. Williams, Bethel, a Gutyn Eifloii, Ffestiniog, a Miss Annie Bell, a Mr. Edgar Probert, Caerdydd. Dyfarnwyd y gwobran canlvnol am arluniaeth: (a) Darlun mewn olew, nnrliyw wrthrveh. Gwobr gyntaf 40p.; Edp-ar H. Thomas, Caerdydd; ail wobr, 10p., i Mrs. Beatrice Nance, Caerdydd. (b) Tir-olygfa mewn olew. Gwobr gyntaf o 15p. i P. Haggarty, R.C.A., Caerdydd; ail wobr o 5p. i T. Clougb. Caerdydd. (c) Darlun mewn dyfr-liwiau. Gwobr gyntaf, 25p.. S. Towers. Llandudno; ail wobr o 7p. i Geo. Cochran, o Sir Fon. (d) Series of six sketches in Wales. Gwobr gyntaf, 6p. i R. E. J. Bush, Bristol; ail wobr, 3p, W. Stevenson, Cûnwy. (e) Study from life, gwobr gyntaf, 5p., R. E. Bush, Bristol; ail wobr, 2p.. i Mr. Nance. (f) Original Etching of Welsh Landscape, gwobr Sr., Mr. F, F. J11"h, Caerdydd. Y BRir GYSTADLEUAETH GORAWE, ac erbyn hyn yr oedd y babell yn orlawn. Golygfa hardd ydoedd gvveled y dyrfa fawr hon, a methodd llawer a dyfod i mewn i'r cae. Yr oedd yn ghysurus o boeth. ac o herwydd y gwres mawr a'r cvffro hawddach dvchvmvcu na descrrifio ein sef- yllfa. Yr oedd v gystadleuaeth hon yr. agored i gorau yn rhifo o 200 i 250 o leisiau. Y darnau oeddynt: (a) Blest Pair of Sirens" (Syr Hubert Parry), a (b) Why rage fiercely the Heathen (Mendellsohn) Gwobr laf, 150p., a gwerth 5p. o gerddoriaetn IT arweinvdd ail wobr, 50p., a rhoddid pump gini i arweinydd pob cor anfuddugol. Daeth y corau yn mlaen yn y drefn ganhnol :1, Casnewydd. dan arweiniad Fred Jones; 2, Caerfyrddin, dan vvhiniarl A. J. Silver. F.R.C.S. 3. Caerdydd, dan arweiniad D. C. Davies; 4, Pontypridd, dan ar- weiniad G. T. Llewelyn. Cyntaf, Cor Caerdydd ail, Ccr Caerfyrddin. DYDD MERCHER. Dydd Mereher, enilhvyd pcdair gwobr o saith am gelfyddyd gan Miss Hartley, Bangor. Unawd tenor, "EinLIyw Olaf," 2p. 2s., Gwyn- alaw, Ferndale. Traitbawd, Llyfryddiaetli Cerddoriaeth Gym- reig," 25p., T. Hamer Jones, Llundain. Adroddiad Saesneg, Ip. Is., George T. Price. Abercarn. Unawd ar y delyn droedawl, 3p. 3s., James Wil- liams. Abergafeni. Can ddesgrifiadol, "Y Glowr,"3p. 3s., 0 Caerwyn Roberts, Lerpwl. Seindyrf Cerddfaol, 45p. i'r oreu, lOp i'r ail: laf, Caerdydd; 2il, Casnewydd. Cvnvsid 21 gini a choron gwerth lOp. am y bryddest oreu oreu ar "Y Dyddanydd Arall." Ymgeisiodd 10, a'r buddugol oeddy ParchR. Gwvlfa Roberts, enillydd y goron yn yr Wyl Genedlaethol liynedd. DYDD IAU. Agorwyd yr Orsedd trwy weddi gan Proffeswr Anwyl. Clwyd haiarn Gore, D. Hughes, Maesteg. Contralto solo, 0, lovely spring": Miss Maggie Watkins. Neath. Cor y Plant. Un ar hugain yn cystadlu. Canodd deuddeg. Darnau, Sweet and low" (Barnby), a 1, Awn yn rnlaen (H. Price) Gore, Cor Llwynpia; ail, Treborth; rhoddwyd gwobr arbenig gan edmygwyr i Gor Aberystwyth. Cyfranodd Mr. R. E. James dair gini. Englyn, "Mam": Mr. Jonathan Rees, Ystrad, brawd Dyfed. Awdl y Gadair, Gladstone," attaliwyd y wobr. Nid oedd un yn deilwng. Darn o Frethvn Cymreig, gwobr 2p.: Rhanwyd rhwng Mr. W. Williams, Caerfyrddin, a Mr, Lewis, Llandyssul, Par o blancedi Cymreig, gwobr 2p.: Mr. Lewis, Trefach, a gwobr arall o 2p. i Mr. Morgan Jones, Bargoed. Gwlanen wen, gwobr 2p.: Rhanwyd rhwng H. Griffiths, Abertawe, a J. James, Narberth. Cerfio mewn pren powlen, llwy, a phlat, gwobr lp. Mr. Jonathan Thomas, Brechfa. Caerfyrddin. Casgliad o lwyau bren wedi eu gwneyd gyda chyliell gan labrwr, gwobr 10s.: D. Lloyd, Brechfa. Curtain o waith llaw: Mr. L. Thomas. Narberth. Myfyrdaith, "Paul yn Rhufain," gwobr pum' gini: Mr. R. Athron Thomas, Blaenau Ffestiniog. Cant o Ganeuon Cymreig gyda nodiadau: Mr. W. Davies, Talybont,
CLOD I ABERYSTWYTH. GAIX aber mwyn terydd, per odiaeth i'r prydydd; Lie hyfryd foreuddydd i'r 'wenydd i wan, 'N ddiattal o ddeutu, fel gwenol, dan ganu A gwisgi drawsdynnu dros donnau. Bwaog, 11awn bywyd yw'r aber goreubryd I'r claf yn eu clefyd, mae'n hyfryd. yr haf LI awn yw o ffynbaglau 'adewir i deiau I'w llosgi rhag gwaean rhew gauaf. Yr awel her, rywiog a ddaw, nid yn ddiog, Dros lasfor grisialog, rhedegog, i dir,— A llawer, a'u lliwiauyn wanaidd gan wyniau, Yn glan. o'u gofidiau gyfodir. z!1 Teg Ystwyth a Rheidiol, o'r bryniau hoff breiniol, A ddygant feddygol iach radol wycli rin,— Y ddwy am y cynta', yn lwyswych hwylusa', I'r cla' a bur rodda bereiddwin. Hoff gweled y llongau a'r haul ar eu hwvliau, 'N twynu uwch tonnau, a'r badau o bell; Un hwyl yn ymestyn i'r Gogledd a'r deg-lyn, A'r llali yn ei herbyn, o hirbell. Y cregin a'r creigiau, a miwsig brignosau, A ddeil y meddyliau dan loesau i'r l&n; Min hoenus, mwynhynod, a'r tai ar fin tywod, Yr angeu o'i ganfod a gwynfan. DAXIEE DDU. Dydd Sadwrn bu ystorm enbyd o wlaw a tharanau yn Neheubarth Lloegr. Dywedir na welwyd ei fath erioed yn Dover. Yr oedd yr holl for yn oleu gan y mellt, a siglwyd tai y dref. Bu ystorm fawr yn yr Iwerddon hefyd. Mae'r agerlong "Gorsedd" yn perthyn i Gaer- dydd wcdi myned ar greigiau Llydaw. Ni collwyd neb, ac ni 1U anhap o fath yn y byd i'r dwylaw. Mae'r llong wedi myned yn ddarnau erbyn hyn. Y mae son fod mudiad ar droed i godi cofgolofn yn Nolgelley i William Owen Pughe, y geiriadurwr. Er nad vw ei waith mor gadarn nad ellir gwelliant arno, eto i gyd fe weithiodd yn aruthrol, ac a vvasanaethodd ei genedl y goreu gallai. Bydd yn dda genym weled y mudiad yn dwyn ffrwyth. Lladdwyd tri o ddynion mewn modd hynod yn Berlin dydd LIun diweddaf. Yr oedd tua deugain o bersonau yn pwyso ar wire fencing yn cdrych ar redegfa bicycles. Pasiodd heibio ystorm o fellt a tharanan, a tharawyd tri yn farwol, ac anafwyd tua un ar bynitheg. CYMRO YN AWSTRALIA. Mae Mr. Jenkin Rees, Y Post, Heol-y-Bont. Aberystwyth, newvdd dderbyn llvthyr tlyddorol oddiwrth ei fab John, yr hwn sydd ar hyn o brvd yn teithio yn New South VVTales. Ysgrifena o le o'r envv Bourke, dan y dyddiad Mehefin 12fcd. Cvrhaeddodd y lie hwnw wedi teithio tua 250 o fitltiroedd o le a elwir Dubbo. Yr oedd golwg druenus ar yr boll wlad oddiamgylcli; ni ehan- fvddai y llygad ddim ond daear goch yn mhob cyfeiriad. yr oedd y tir wedi ei losgi yn goch gan y gwres a'r sychder diball. Nid oedd wedi cael dafn bron o wlaw er's deuddeg mis. Yr oedd golwg well ar bethau o gylch Dubbo, lie yr oeddynt 'wedi cael peth gwlaw. Talodd Mr. Rees ymweliad a fferm hynod a el wir y Pera." Y mae y fferm hon yn perthyn i'r Llywodraeth ac yno y gwneir pob math o arbrofion. Y mae y Llywodraeth yn ceisio tynu dwr o'r ddaear i'r arwyneb drwy dyllu i la wr vn'dd wf n. Llwyddir yn y modd hwn i gael dwr i'r tir. Yr oedd cafnau mawr yn llawn dwr yn rhedeg i bob cyfeiriad drwy tir, a gollyngid y dwr i'r rhychau ar ol aredig. Y maent yn codi dau grop o wenith, a phob math bron o ffrwythau. Y mae yno goed ardderchog. Tyfent oranges a ffigys z, Telid svlw neillduol hefyd i ffowls o bob math. Daeth o hyd i un amaetliwr a chanddo 80,000 o ddefaid ar ei fferm, neu station fel ei gelwir yno. Tua naw mlynedd yn ol boddwyd yr oil o Bourke gan lifogydd, ac wythnos cyn iddo ef gyrbaedd yno llosgwyd. un ystryd i'r Hawr. Y mae y 41ref lyn dioddef yn ami oddi- wrth dan. Yn y He anghysbell hwn da oedd gan Mr. Rees ddyfod o hyd i Gymro, glan gloyw yn mherson y Parch. Mr. Morgan. gweinidog parch us yn y lie. Cafodd bob croesaw gan Mr. Morgan. Buont yn ymgomio yn yr hen iaith, ac yn cvd-ddarllen v Welsh Gazette gyda mwyniant anarferol. Genedigol o Gwm Ystwyth ydyw Mr. Morgan, ac arferai fynychu y Tabernacle tra yn Aberystwyth. Nid oedd wedi clywed gair o'r hen iaith er's tua de.ng mlynedd. Y mae yn 43 mlwydd oed, ac y mae iddo briod a phedwar o blant. Addawa Mr. John Rees lith pwrpasol i'r Gazette cyn bo hir. Y TRANSVAAL. Mac heddwcli yn gwawrio yn raddol ar y Trans- vaal, ac y mae Kruger wedi llvvyddo ifesur helaeth ddyfod o fewn cyraedd gafael i Sir A. Milner, cyn- rychiolydd Prydain Fawr. Yn ngwaethaf bygyth- ion Joseph, ni svflodd Kruger fodfedd, onibai o'i fodd ef ei hun. Bellach, os na ddigwydd anoethineb mawr ar ran y llywodraeth yma, fe fydd heddwch i bawb, a phob chwareu teg i Saeson Transvaal,
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AT ABERDOVEY. SIR.—Kindly allow me a small space to call the attention of the local authority of this charming little watering-place to the lack of public urinals. I and others who have been in the habit of visiting the place have often been struck by this defect- for a defect, surely, it is—and I and many others trust the Council will see their way to put up one or two at convenient places without delay. Pno BONO OJIXIA.
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