"'RWYF YN DY GARU." Sef llinellau a wnawd wedi clywed llanc ieuane yn dweyd felly wrth ei rian. 'Rwyf yn dy garu fel y seren Ddysglaer gyntaf yn yr hwyr, '■ A ddwg fy serch o'r hen ddaeren A'i dyrch i fyny i'r nef yn llwyr. 'Rwyf yn dy garu fel y rhosyn Cyfyd ei wyredig ben, Er i'r gauaf oer a'r gwanwyn Guddio.oddiwrtho wenau'r neu. 'Rwyf yn dy garu fel yr awel A chwyth dros fy amrantau lludd, A chwifia yr ochenaid dawel I ti mor hoff ar doriad dydd. 'Rwyf yn dy garu fel yr haulwen A'i phelydrau bywiant hynt, A eilw im cof freuddwyddion llawen Ac ardremiau dyddiau gynt. 'Rwyf yn caru dy bur galon Sy'n glymedig wrth fy mron, Mewn llawn obaith, ac mewn poenau Dwy galon ydynt—un o'r bron. HWNTW.
EPISTOL "WMFFRE'R PEDOLWR." ME. GOL.Erfyniaf eich hynawsedd am ofod i wneud ychydig nodiadau ar eiddo 4 Wmffre'r Pedolwr ar y Glorian a'r Bwrdd am yr wythnos o'r blaen. Amser a balla i mi fod yn fanwl iawn efo' i sylwadau plentynaidd ac annghyson i gyd; felly, ni wnaf ond cyffwrcld a'r pethau hyny yn unig sydd yn niweidiol i ddylanwad achos da y Coity. Ymddengys fod Wmffre yn un o'r giwaid dialgar hyny sydd wedi bod yn y dyddiau diweddaf hyn a'u holl alluoedd ynghyd a gallu y tywyllwoh yn ceisio darostwng a phardduo cymeriad eglwys a gweinidog y Coity. Dyma fel y dywed am y Coity yn ei epistol yr wythnos diweddaf. 4 Plwyf oedd y Coity yn nyddiau Thomas Howell, a heddwch yn ffynu ynddo fel yr afon, a chyfiawnder fel tonau'r mor.1 A chyda yr un anadl cyhoedda fod rhyfel rhwng Thomas a'i wraig. Yr oedd mabsant y Coity, a llawer o bechodau rhyfygus a gwarad- -wyddus eraill mewn bri mawr yn y dyddiau hyny. Pa ryfedd fod heddwch yn teyrnasu gan nad oedd neb a digon o wroldeb Cristionogol ynddynt i ymosod ar y pechodau hyn ? Credwyf mai gormod o lonydd tnae pethau o'u bath yn ac wedi eu cael yn ein gwlad, ond erbyn heddyw y maent lawer ohonynt wedi eu hymlid ymaith o'r Coity. Dywed Mr Wmffre hefyd, Bellach ymddengys fod crefydd yn y Coity yn gynwysedig mewn cnoi a thraflyngcu.' Nid wyf, Mr. Gol., am ddyweyd fod Eglwys y Coity yn berffaith ragor i ryw Eglwys filwriaethus arall ar y ddaear, ond hyderwyf ei bod yn ymestyn at ber- ffeithrwydd, ac y bydd ryw ddiwrnod yn eglwys heb ami na brycheuyn na chrychni na dim o'r cyfryw. Felly yr ydym yn ymhyfrydu yn y geiriau canlynol o eiddo y Gwaredwr 4 Gwyn eich byd pan y'ch gwaradwyddant, ac y'cherlidiant. Ac y dywedant "bob drygair yn eich erbyn er fy mwyn i a hwy yn gelwyddog. Byddwch lawen a hyfryd canys mawr yw eich gwobr yn y nefoedd; oblegid felly yr erlidiadasant hwyy prophwydi a fu o'ch blaen.' Er cymaint o ymosod sydd wedi bod ar Eglwys y Coity, a hyny gan ddynion y gallesid disgwyl gwell y mae fel y berth yn llosgi ac eto heb ei difa. Yn awr, Wmffre, cymer gynghor gan un annheilwng o'r Coity defnyddia dy dalent a'th ysgrifbin at rywbeth uwch a gwell na gwneuthur niwed, a gwna dda. 'Na orchfyger di gan ddrygioni eithr gorchfyga di ddrygioni trwy ddaioni,' a Dos ac na phecha mwyach rhag digwydd peth a fo gwaith i ti.' Oblegid ni lwydda yr un offeryn a lunier i'n herbyn. -Y r eiddoch yn rhwymau crefydd, AELOD.
PENILLION Cyflwynedig i Dr WILLIAMS a'i DEULU, Ogmore Vale, gan yr Ysgrifanydd mewn canlyniad i well- had buan o gystudd blin. Yn y teimlad tyner, Sy'n llechu dan y fron, 'Rwy'n canu clod i'r Doctor Yn y cywair Ilon. Mae cael Doctor medrus Yn fraint oruchel iawn, I bob l'hyw ddyn a dynes Cyn 'relo yn brydnawn. Chwi wnaethoch weithred hynod, Ie, hynod, arnaf fi, Sy'n deilwng o ganmoliaeth Gan bawb o deulu'r ty. I 0 Ddoctor, parhewch yn ffyddlon, Tra yma ar y llawr, Chwi gewch ganmoliaeth rasol Gan Grist, y Meddyg mawr. Yn herwydd eu ffyddlondeb, Canmola Duw Ei saint, Yn a thrwy yr Iesu, Rhyfeddol fydd eu braint. Mab y Doctor, bychan yw ef fnawr, Os caiff nerth a iechyd, Fe ddaw yn fachgen mawr. Mae'n blentyn hardd gobeithiol, Fel Moses bach yn dlws Ni fydd yn hir, 'rwy'n meddwl, Cyn cerdded at y drws. Gobeithio bydd William Arthur Yn feddyg fel ei dad, I ymlid anwylderau Trigolion tref a gwlad. Mae Mrs Williams hefyd, Yn haeddu clod yn wir, Am ei serchawgrwydd beunydd, A'i siriol wenau pur. Am danoch oil fel teulu, Dywedaf 'nawr o hyd Eich bod yn anwyl genyf, Tra byddaf yn y byd. Tynewydd. Geoeoe EVANS.
AWELON Y BOREU. Byfrydawl awelon y borau A lithrant dros drumau fy ngwlad, Eu llestri sy'n llawn i'w hymylau, 0 iechyd, hoenusrwydd, mwynhad Eu sidan adenydd fedyddiant, Yn neithder y deildy a'r ardd, Eu tyner fynwesau agorant, I dderbyn y prydferth a'r hardd. Y blod'yn melfedaidd ymgryma I'w cyfaroh a'i arogl per, I loewi ou ffyrdd daw Aurora Yn newydd o ddwylaw ei Ner Mor esmwyth) mor dyner tramwyant Rhwng breichiau gwyrdd-ddeiliog yr allt, Eu carol i'w chlustiau a suant, Ni dd'rysant un cudyn o'i gwallt. 0, henffych, awelon y boreu, Cymdeithion hoffusaf y wawr, Mor ddengar y do'nt yn ei breichiau, I'w hebrwng o'r wybren i lawr Ymdroellant am goryn y mynydd, Chwibanant rhwng brigau y brwyn, Ymlathrant ar fynwes y dolydd, A'u hanadl yn fywyd o swyn. Yn bur fel y borau dymunol, Cusanant fy ngrudd ar ei hynt, M'gth fyn'd ar eu teithiau meudwyol '■ ^olrhain digartref y gwynt » O na chawn I fyn'd ar eu hedyn O afael helbulon y byd, A chynal cymdeithas ar dillyn Y cain a'r prydweddol o hyd. Cwmogwy. GWEITCFBYN JONES.
COEDWIGFAB AR DAITH. [ISLE OF WIGHT OR GARDEN ISLE.] MB. GOL.Ar y 6fed o'r mis hwn (Mehefin) daethum ar fy hynt i'r lie yma am y tro cyntaf yn fy oes. LIe fashionable rhyfedd yw hwn—ymneill- dufa gwyr mawrion o Loegr, ac Ysgotland, a hefyd ambell Gymro gwibiog, fel eich gohebydd sydd yn rhoddi ambell dro byr ar ei holidays. Yn wir, tystia hanesiaeth yn gystal ag hen olion, mai rhan o'n tiriogaethau ni, y Cymry, oedd yr ynys hon, yn yr hen, hen amscroedd, er ys tua dwy fil o flynyddoedd yn ol. Ond, erbyn heddyw, mae gweled Cymro yma yn beth mor anaml a gweled Zulu, os nad yn fwy, canys gwelais rai ohonynt hwy, y Zulus yma end dim un Cymro, er y gallasai Cymro fod yn mhlith y lluoedd aneirif o bobl y tarawai fy llygaid arnynt yma ond fod Cymro a Sais wedi myned mor ym- ddangosiadol debyg i'w gilydd, fel nas gallwyf eu hadnabod wrth liw eu croen a'u hosgo, a bod Oymro fel Sais yn siarad yr iaith fawr ag sydd yn gyn- wysedig o bob dialed ar wyneb daear, sef y Saesneg, neu y Saeson-aeg; a dyn helpo pob un nas deallo'r dafodiaeth hon yma hefyd. Dywedir fod yr ynys hon rywbryd yn y gorphenol pell, yn un a chyfandir Lloegr, a bod y Solent, y Channel hon sydd yn amrywio tuag o dair i chwe milltir o led, wedi ymwthio yn raddol o'i hamgylch. Rheda yr afoa Medina drwy ganol yr ynys, ac a'i rhana yn ddwy ran gyfartal o un-ar-bymtheg-ar-ugain o blwyfau vr un ae y mae dyffryn yr afon Medina yn hardd a swynol, ac yn dra ffrwythlon ac y mae y palasau gorwychion ar bob Haw, fel pe yn codi eu penau am y talaf i gyfarch yr ymwelydd hyd dref Newport, yr hon a saif yn nghanol yr ynys; ac a ystyrir yn brif ddinas y lie. Y mae yn lo hynafol iawn. Blodeuai yn y ganrif gyntaf fel dinas Rhufeinig, o'r hyn y mae yn dwyn olion amlwg hyd v dydd hwn. Saif Newport tua chwe milltir o Cowes, tref a phorth- ladd, a saif ar lan y Medina, lie yr arllwysa i'r Solent. Yn y lie hwn sef West Cowes, y mae fy llety i. Saif East Cowes ar ein cyfer, yr ochr arall i'r Medina. Nid lie anenwog yw hwn, Cowes, heb law ei fod yn lie mawr masnachol; yma, yn East Cowes, y mae Osborne, a chastell ei Mawrhydi, yn nghyd a Noris Castle, yn sefyll. Aethum un diwrnod, am dro, hyd byrth Osborne Castle, neu fel y gelwir y lie yn gyffredin yma Quwen's Estate,' yr hon a gynwys tua phum mil o erwau o dir, ac Osborne House yn sefyll tua chanol y llanerch. Ni raid i mi ddywedyd wrthych fod hwn yn le rhyfedd a gorwych. Ni fum i ynddo, ond gwelais ef oddiar y mor, wrth fyned heibio tua thref Ryde gyda'r agerlong un diwrnod; ac oddi yma y ceir yr olwg oreu a llawnaf ar y castell, gan ei fod y* sefylLar lethr a wyneba tua'r mor. Pan gyrhaeddais at y porth cyffredin, sef yr hwn sydd yn wastad yn agored, gofynais i'r porthwr os oedd yn rhydd dyfod i fewn, a'r ateb oedd No admittance for strangers.' Nid oedd y gair hwn yn disgyn yn hyfryd iawn ar groen fy hen ddyn eywrain I, ond nid lie i winco oedd hwn. Yr oedd holl nerthoedd Prydain Fawr yn gwylio ar fy nghamrau. Wedi ffrwyno tipyn ar fy natur, gwelais mai purion peth oedd hyn hefyd; oblegid nid Coedwigfab yw pob gwibiad ag sydd yn myned heibio yma. Ni fynwn, er dim, glywed fod dim niwaid wedi digwydd i'n tirion Victoiia. Nid yw Osborne House yn ryw hen iawn, ymddengys mai y Tywysog Albert a'i cododd. Y mae Castell Noris yn llawer hynach, lie bu y Duchess of Kent, a'r Dywysog Victoria yn aros cyn adeiladu Osborne House. Er na fum oddimewn i'r Queen Estate yn gweled Castell Osborne, gwelais lawer o Osborn- gastelli bychain yn nghymydogaeth East Cowes; sef yr amryw balasau balchdremol o'r lleiaf i'r mwyaf ohonynt, yn dwyn delw y Castell Breninol. Ymaent mor debyg iddo, fel y tybia dyeithriaid cyfarwydd a'i ddarlun, mai arno ef ei hun yr edryahant; tra nad oes o flaen eu llygaid, ond un o'r palasau hyny. Rhyfedd yw tuedd pobl lai am ddilyn camrau pobl fwy hefyd, onide a hyny serch myned yn ganddryll yn yr ym3rech. Clywais am un a dreuliodd ei oil olud wrth adeiladu un o'r palasau yma fel pan ddaeth ei dy mawr yn barod, nid oedd ganddo fodd i fyw ynddo am ddau neu dri diwrnod. Nid yw hyn, Mr Gol., ond un engraifEt o fil o'r fath yma yn ein byd mawr ni; a thra thebyg mai felly y pery hi, byd nes delo pobl i ddysgu'r wers hono, • Adnebydd dy hun.' Rhaid i mi eich gadael yn awr yn nghanol yr Isle of Wight, syr, chwi, a darllenwyr y Glorian, hyd nes caffwyf hamdden i roddi tro am danoch rywbryd eto; os, os. COEDWIGFAB.
"CARIAD, GWENO AR DY RUDD. [GEIRIAU DEUAWD.] EFE- Cariad, gweno ar dy rudd, Beunydd yn cartrefu sydd. Hi— Na, fy nghrudd sy'n welw'i gwedd, Ni cha yno rosyn hedd. Y DDAU— Nid ar wely o rosynau Y ca cariad y lie gorau Yn y galon y myn fyw I tydi ei gartref yw. EFE— Cariad, Gweno, ni ffy byth, Tra'n dy lygad gwna ei nyth. Hi— Pylwyd ef gan niwloedd byd, Nid oes yno gartref clyd. Y DDAU— Nid mewn llygad fyddo'n pefru Y gwna cariad byth gartrefu, Yn y galon y myn fyw I tydi, ei gartref yw. Lied-gyfieithiad o Love, my Mary, dwell with thee."—Moore. Penybont. W. G. RICHAUDS.
Y BYD EISTEDDFODOL. EISTEDDFOD PENYBONT. Dyma ni eto o fewn ychydig ddiwrnodau i'r wYl uchod. Mor belled ag y mae a fyn y Deheudir, hon mae yn debyg fydd eisteddfod fwyaf y flwyddyn. Mae y rhagolygon yn hynod o flodeuog. Bydd pump o gorau mawrion o wahanol ranau o siroedd Morganwg a Chaerfyrddin, yn cystadlu am y brif wobr, wyth ar yr ail ddarn, a'r un nifer ar y male voice, tra mae y seindyrf tu hwnt i record, deunaw yn oystadlu. Y cytsadleuwyr ar chwarau'r berdoneg, y orwth, &c., yn agos i chwech ugain. Yr adroddwyr a'r soloists fel gwibed Mehefin. Dymunir yn garedig ar i'r seindyrf chwareu urwy yr ystrydoedd fore yr eisteddfod. Dymunir hefyd ar i drigolion Penybont wneyd eu gorau glaa i roesawu dyeithriaid. Hon fydd y seithfed eisteddfod, ac oddieithr i Iarll Dunraven newid ei feddwl hi fydd yr olaf, gan mai am saith o flwyddi yr addawodd y cant punt. Os gwna pawb ea gorau i ddwyn y cyfan to a succcssful issue, ys dywed y Sais, dichon y byddai hyny yn symbyliad i'w arglwyddiaeth i- Ail agor ei drysor drud Anhefelydd prif olud. Dichon y byddai yn ddyddorol i'ch darllenwyr wybod gan bwy yr enillwyd gwobr anrhydeddus larll Dunraven yn y blynyddoedd aethant heibio. Y flwyddyn gyntaf Great and wonderful,' Dowlais dan arweinyddiaeth Mr John Davies. Yr ail flwyddyn, Bryd hyn chwi feibion Duw,' Llanelli, Mr R. C. Jenkins. Y drydedd flwyddyn, I Hark the deep tremendous voice,' a I Ffarwel i ti Gymru fad,' Porth a'r Cymmer, Mr Taliesin Hopkin. Y bedwaredd flwyddyn, Yna'r chwyrnllif genllif gwyd,' Llanelli, Mr R. C. Jenkins. Y pumed flwyddyn, May God arise,' Dowlais, Mr Dan Davies. Y chweched^flwyddyn, 'Thanks be to God,' Merthyr Tydfil, Mr Dan Davies. Pwy enilla eleni wys ? Eisteddfod Cast all y Coity yr wythnos nesa,#r< W.G.R.
IN MEMORY Of Miss GRIFFITHS (Pen-y-bryn), Margam, who died June 5th 1894, aged 37 years. Once again a link is broken, In a peaceful, happy home, And a dear and loving sister C, To an early grave has gone. Many years of sad affliction She had borne while here below, All that skillful aid could render Had been done to spare this blow. But alas without your knowing, Scarcely could you think it true, That dear Margaret's soul had left you, Oh, how hard to say Adieu.' How you miss her round the fireside, Where she always was a friend • Her advice to you so heavenly, All too soon came to an end. One day you were ten together, In the home at Pen-y-bryn, Death came first and took your father, Soon your mother followed him. Far across the wave a brother Lies asleep now in the west, And another soon will hear That his sister is at rest. 0 how happy that re-union, On the blessed heavenly shore, And to meet in sweet communion, Meet, and part no, never more. If you only cast your burdens On the one who has the might, He will heal the broken-hearted, And make all your crosses light. Kenfig Hill. S. RICHARDS,
TRUE LOVE IS BEAUTIFUL I True love is beautiful! Dost thou know its language Hast thou felt its power, its low, tender voice ? So soothing, or a light touch to assuage Your grief or pain. Can'st thou in this rejoice? A glance all full of love on thypelf beaming, That thrills you with a storage, exquisite gladness, A face with happiness and pure love gleaming And taking from thine own all trace of sadness MAGGIE GEIFFITHS (Glynferch), Clydack.
LOCAL VOLUNTEER IN- TELLIGENCE. No 8 COMPANY, 2ND G.V.A. ORDERS FOR WEEK ENDING JULY 7TH. Monday and Wednesday gun and recruit drill at 8 p.m. Friday, adjutant's parade, company drill parade at Drill Hall at 7.30 sharp in undress uniform. Band to attend. Equipment will be issued every evening after drill. There will be a parade in marching order on Wednesday, 11th July, at which every [member should endeavour to attend. By order, W. S. STALLYBRASS, Captain. Com. No 8 Co. TONDU ORDERS, WEEK ENDING JULY 7TH. Squad drills at 7.30 p.m. as usual.. Squad drill at Cefn at 7. p.m. on Thursday next with arms. » Company drill on Saturday, 7th instant, at 6 p.m. undress uniform to practice the attack formation. It is hoped every member will endeavour to attend this important drill, as the detachment will be shortly examined by the adjutant as to their know- ledge of the same. Any members requiring leggings or helmets will attend the Armoury for the same. By order, REES THOMAS, Major, Tondu.
PORT TALBOT COMPANY DOCK & RAILWAY BILL. This Bill, which has already passed the House of Lords, which is to dissolve and re-incorporate and to confer further powers upon the Port Talbot Company, and to authorise them to construct an additional dock, together with a railway from Port Talbot to Pontyrhil, on Tuesday came before a Select Committee of the House of Commons, of which Sir Theodore Fry is chairman. Mr Littler, Q.C., and Mr Fitzgerald appeared for the promoters Mr Pope, Q.C., and Mr Moon for the great Western Railway Company and Mr Balfour Browne, Q C., for the Glamorgan County Council.—Mr Littler, in opening, said that the promoting company hitherto had had rather a precarious existence. At present the port was one suitable for the reception of only small ships. Port Talbot suffered from competition with Briton Ferry and Porthcawl, in the hands of the Great Western and Swansea Bay Railways, on the one hand, and in consequence of the extension of the railway system through South Wales. He described this, and went on to say that as a conse- quence Port Talbot had to a very large extent languished. The new railway would give access to the Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway Company and the traffic of the Great Western. It was pro- posed to work the line through a country full of coal, owned largely by Miss Talbot or by proprietors, all of whom were in thorough sympathy with the project. The promoters also seeked running powers over the Great Western from Pontyrhil to the International Collieries. Unless the committee gave these running powers the promoters would not be able to get an ounce of coal from Pontyrhil. The whole of these valleys were suffering from the fact that the Great Western had no competition, and their rates had not been altered for 20 years.—Mr Rees Jones, director and general business manager of the Ocean Collieries, Limited, said that their output was 160,000 tous a year, and this was capable of being considerably increased. A con- siderable portion of the output went to Swansea and the district West of Bridgend, therefore the improve- ment of Port Talbot would be a matter of con- siderable value to them. In reply to the committee, witness said that his present rate to Swansea was Is 8d., the new rate would be Is 4d to Port Talbot the rate was now Is 6d, whilst the new rate to that port would be lid.Mr Pendarves Vivian, of Vivian and Sons, Port Talbot Copper Works, supported the scheme, and spoke of the importance of his firm having another route to Swansea.—In the course of a discussion as to the length of time the Bill might occupy, Mr Pope said he would not contest the necessity of the line from Port Talbot to Maesteg.- Mr Fitzgerald said that would shorten the case.
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WRECK OF THE 'NEATH ABBEY.' INQUEST ON THE BODIES. EXTRAORDINARY DETAILS. On Friday morning last Mr Thomas Stockwood, Bridgend, coroner for the Ogmore Division, iield an inquiry at the Horse Shoe Inn, Marcross, on the bodies of the four men who were drowned on Wed- nesday, the 20th instant, at Marcross Cwm, owing to the stranding of the steamer Neath Abbey.' The following comprised the jury:—Messrs Rees John (foreman), John Lleweliyn, John Jones, John Jenkins, Thomas Cook, John David (Wick), Richard Williams, Wm Lougher, Wm Thomas, J. M. Dunstau, John David (Marcross), Edward Thomas, Elias Howells, Wm Thomas, James Ashby. The jury having viewed the bodies, which lay in the belfry of Marcross Church, the following evidence was taken :— Edmund Bevan said he lived at 47, Strand, Swan- sea. He was a seaman, and he had seen the four bodies in the church. He knew them all by sight, but only two of their names. The captain was called William Morgan. He was about 45 years of age. The other he knew was the chief engineer, Thomas Thomas. He was about 41. Of the other two bodies one was the second engineer, and the other was the seaman. The capiain's address was 7, Orchard-street, Swansea, and the chief engineer's address 37, Gerald-street, Swansea. Witness joined the Neath Abbey on Tuesday. The captain engaged him at Swansea as seaman. He knew the captain and the vessel before. Her crew consisted of the captain, mate, first and second engineers, two sea- men, and a boy. They left Swansea at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. The weather was fine, and all went well till the vessel came up abreast the Nash lights about 11.45. Tho weather was still fine, but dark, and occasionally misty. There was a nasty swell on. Witness had not been accustomed to the coast. The mate was-then in charge, the captain having gone down below about an hour. The captain bad not gone to bed; he was coming on deck frequently. They were going full speed. All at once the vessel struck on the rocks. The captain came on deck, and, running to the wheel, said I Good God, where have you got her and put the wheel hard down. She then lifted, and swinging round again struck the reef and stuck fast. She then began to roll heavily, and the captain ordered all hands to put the boat out. We could see where we were—pretty well off from the shore. The mate and the boy took the boat to put a small anchor out. This was done. The captain then ordered the boat back to take the big anchor out. The sea, however, was too rough for the boat to return alongside, and they made her fast to the moorings of the anchor. The painter,' however, gave way, and the boat, with the mate and boy in her, was carried out to sea. By the steamer rolling she got a hole in her body, and when the tide made she began to fill. They could not come ashore, so they tried to launch the other boat, which was smashed. They could have come ashora just as the vessel struck. She was then carried round and round by the sea and began to break up. The life-buoys were in the forecastle, and they could not get at them, although they did think of them. He saw the sailor-a Bristol man—drown he jumped over the side to try and get ashore, but failed he drowned alongside of the ship. The captain was forward on the bowsprit, from which he dived into the sea, and she second engineer was washed overboard. The first engineer and witness were left on the bowsprit: thew were washed ofl three times, and washed back. Another sea came and again washed them off. When witness rose he could not see the engineer. Ho then made for the shore, and finding a plank got hold of it; in the breakers he lost it, but found it. This happened several times, until he became unconscious, and he knew no more until he found himself at the light- house. They told him that he had been picked up by the Llautwit rocket apparatus men about 8.30 am. It was daylight when the vessel began to break up-between 5 and 6 o'clock. Witness could swim, but the second engineer and one of the sea- men said they could not. The captain was an excellent swimmer. The steamer broke in two before they left her, and one of the masts was gone. She was becoming a total wreck. Wm Henry Stabb said he was a lightkeeper at the Nash west lighthouse. He was on watch about 11.45 on the night in question in the lantern, and distinctly heard the rumbling and thud of the pro- pellors. He then went outside on the balcony and saw the lights. He thought she was very close to the shore. She must have been coming up by the lights facing witness. The tide was falling, it was ..arly low water. Witness waited a bit, ard heard the engines stop and saw lights moving about the vessels. When he found that he reported the occurrence to the principal lightkeeper, Mr Wilson. He went out to the cliff, and when be came back said the vessel was ashore. The news was then telephoned to the coastguard at Llantwit. One of the keepers from the high lighthouse s'nd witness went down to the seamen. Asked them if they were alright. They replied Yes that they had run an anchor out, and had done all they could at present. He then asked if assistance was wanted, and they said No.' About ten minutes after a man jumped over the side and came ashore; he wis a passen- ger. In about a further ten minutes another pas- senger, working his passage to Bristol, followed. He got wet, and, taking his clothes off,wrung'them and put them on again. The coastguard from Llantwit then arrived, and about half an hour after Mr Jay thought it best to leave for the rocket apparatus. They were close by on the beach all this time. As soon as possible Mr Jay arrived with the rocket apparatus from Llantwit, and fired a line across the vessel. The last man was just after- wards washed overboard by a sea. There was hardly a sound plank in her. One man came ashore on a ladder, and another man, a seaman, was assisted ashore by Alfred Ohatterton. They carried two men up to the lighthouse. Wm Bailey said he lived at St Thomas', near Swansea. He was mate of the Neath Abbey. He knew her some years. He was on board her some two and a half years ago. He had been on board this time about five weeks. They left Swansea at 7.15 p.m. on Tuesday, and proceeded up Channel inside the Nash Sands. There was a drizzling rain off Porthcawl. They rounded the Tuskar Rock buoy about 9.30 or 9.45. Witness was in charge, the captain being below, but the latter came on deck occasionally. They kept middling close to land in their usual course, about half a mile off the shore. It became hazy some four or five miles off Porthcawl, and they kept out to clear the Nash. Bevan was on the look-out for the buoy on the Nash. All at once the vessel touched the rOCKS about 400 yards west of the lighthouse. They kept the engines going. She then lifted and they turned her round to the proper course, but the swell drove her in and she again struck, 'I he captain ran on deck before she struck the second time. Witness told him their position. He put the helm hard to port, but she stuck fast. The captain then ordered the boat out. Bevan's account was correct. Wit- ness had been up and down the Channel about ten years. He was not a mate all that time. He attributed the accident to the haziness of the weather and the tide setting in, thus forcing the vessel ashore. It did not get hazy till we got too far, or we should have anchored. The vessel was well found, like vessels generally are. She was an iron vessel. They ran out the kedge, which was fastened to the anchor. The warp broke. They then held on tight, but at list drifted out to sea. The Neath Abbey was in good repair and sound. He would not have trusted himself in her if she had not been sound. Mr Gunning, of Swansea, was the managing owner. He and the boy left by the captain's request in the boat. They made for Barry, where they arrived at 7.30. He delivered the boat to the dockmaster and left for Cardiff, where he telegraphed to Mr Gunning. He bad not money enough to telegraph from Barry. All were sober on board. Ebenezer John said he lived at Llantwit and was a carpenter. About 10.30 on Wednesday morning he found the body which had been identified as the captain's about fifty yards off the point at Marcross Cwm on the pebbles. The body was taken to the church and laid in the belfry. David Morgan said he was a farm labourer, and lived in St Donatts, and on the flags near Marcross Cwm he found a body, which proved to be that of the chief engineer. He found the body about 12 o'clock on Wednesday. William Williams, of Broughton, said that at the same time and place be found a body which was identified as that of James Goody, a seaman. Walter Charles Lewis sa;d he was a lighthouse- keeper and corroborated the evidence given by lighthouse-keeper Stabb. He believed the captain thought the vessel would go off. He did too, at one time About half-past three on Wednesday morning he was on watch, and saw the body which had been identified as that of the second engineer. He informed the coastguard, and the body was removed. Mr Wilson said he was the chief officer of the Nash lighthouse. He had been there 13 years, and was well acquainted with the sea coast. He had seen the Neath Abbey pass often she was a regular trader. He had seen her pass in very bad weather. He particularly noticed her on account of her peculiar shape, her bow being very sharp, like that of a yacht. He said that the evidence about the weather was incorrect, the Stareweather and Bull lights being visible. He was called up at mid- night. He got up, and saw the lights of the Neath Abbey quite visible. When he was sure she was ashore he telephoned to the coastguard at Llantwit, who asked if any help was wanted, and he replia I none. The vessel was as close inshore as she could come. Those on board could come ashore then. In fact two came to the lighthouse about two o'clock, One was wet through. They were two passengers. They said they were afraid the vessel would blow up, there being no water in the boilers. Witness gave them a suit of clothes, and asked them to go back and render any help. They seemed quite willing to go. The accident, he believed, was caused by keeping too close to the shore to save the tide. It was an error of judgment of those in charge. It was the custom of coasters to keep rather close to the shore to avoid the current of the tide, which was greater outside than inside. Robert Harning Gunning said he was a steamship owner living at Broad Quay, Swansea. He knew the Neath Abbey. He had been the registered owner of her for about three years. Everything on board was in good condition. She was built in 1846, and was possibly the oldest vessel afloat. She was praifc!eally rebuilt in 1881 when he bought her. She had thoroughly maintained her good con- dition, and was such on her last voyage. She was insured for £ 500, being one-third of her value. She was not classified. Captain Morgan had been captain for nearly three months, and was, before that, mate of her. He was a steady, sober, and reliable man, and was well acquainted with the coast. The Neath Abbey was bound from Swansea to Bristol with a general cargo, flour chiefly. Eldad Jay said he was petty officer of the coast- guard, and was stationed at Llantwit. Early on Wednesday morning he had a telephone message from the lighthouse that a vessel was ashore at Marcross Cwm. Asked if there was danger, and the reply was No.' He at once went down, and seeing how matters stood then he went back and took down the life-saving apparatus. He cor- roborated the evidence of Mr Wilson and Mr Stabb. The jury returned a verdict of 'Accidentally drowned, owing to the Neath Abbey keeping in too close to the shore.'
DEATH OF THE REV. E. W. LLOYD. BURIAL AT NEWTON. We regret to announce the death of the above reverend gentleman, which took place at Newton on Sunday week, at Mrs Phillips's house (his sister). Mr Evan Lloyd was the third son of the late Rev Titus Lloyd, Unitarian minister, of Newton. Three sons of the above gentleman eatered the Unitarian College, viz. Mr Titus Lloyd, Rev John Lloyd (Bourne- mouth), and the deceased. The Rev Evan Lloyd learnt the trade of a blacksmith, and continued at it for some time,he then went into the ministry, and had held during his time several important pastorates, the last being that of Cwmbach, near Aberdare. About two years ago he lost his wife by death. After her removal he resigned his pastorate and removed to his native air for recuperation, but this was not to be, his health gradually went from bad to worse, his disease had obtained a firm footing, and after patiently bearing the burden of ill-health he succumbed. He was a peaceful, unobtrusive, kindly gentleman, His mortal remains were laid to their last resting place amid every token of respect and sympathy. The Rev D. Evans (Congregational), officiated at the house, and the Revs R. J. Jones, M.A., J. George, Aberdare, and Rev J. H. Miles (Baptist) took part in the pro- ceedings at the graveside. There was a large company of friends and relatives present, the mourners were his sisters, Mrs Matthews, and Mrs Phillips, Rev John Lloyd (brother), and Rev W. J. Phillips (nephew). Magnificent wreaths were sent by Mrs Dr Evans, Mrs E. Evans, and Mrs J. Howe (jun), Newton.
MR. TOM MANN AT NEATH On Tuesday evening, Mr Tom Mann addressed a fairly large meeting at the Gwyn-hall, Neath, his subject being the Independent Labour party. Among his hearers were the Yen. Archdeacon Griffiths and Mr Thomas Teague, J.P. In the course of his address, Mr Tom Mann said there was an industrial problem to solve. Nearly six million human beings in this country were either in a state of starvation or semi-starvation. It could not be held that this condition of things resulted from increased population or increased taxation, for all the necessaries of life were obtainable fro-n the earth, while the capacity per head of production was greater than before. The fault lay in the capitalistic system, which favoured profit-making competition and exploitation in preference to honest co-operation. Both Liberals and Tones believed in legalised robbery and deliberate exploitation. They, the workers, wanted changes made in industrial and social conditions so as to enable the public in its public capacity to take over the ownership and control of raw material, machinery, and produc- tion. It was the object of the Independent Labour party to oust the Tory aristocrats and Liberal plutocrats from public life, and to introduce those collectivist principles before whose advance poverty would retreat.
CRICKET. TONDU v. BRIDGEND. The above teams met on Saturday last on the ground of the latter, and in the presence of a large number of spectators. Both teams were strongly represented, and the game ended in a draw greatly in favour of the visitors. Bridgend batted first, but were soon disposed of for 39 runs, J. P. Williams scoring 22 in a very creditable manner. The bowling of Chadwick, for the visitors, proved very disastrous, taking 8 wickets, clean bowled, for 12 runs, also accomplishing the hat trick. Tondu com- menced their innings at 5.30 with the old veterans Richmond and Quick. Both batsmen played careful cricket, and punished the bowling, especially the former, his bit for five being heartily applauded. The score reached 28 before Quick was caught and bowled by Hordley. Time was soon afterwards called, with the score Tondu, 32 for four wickets. Scores BRIDGEND. J P Williams, b Chadwick. 22 W A Williams, b Chadwick 0 Hordley, (pro), b Chadwick 1 M Davies, b Chadwick 0 E Emery, b Chadwick 0 B Cole, b Williams 6 T D Schofield, b Williams 6 W E Lewis, b Chadwick 0 H Lewis, b Chadwick 0 H Davies, b Chadwick 0 R C Griffiths, not out 0 Extras. 4 39 TONDU. G Richmond, b Hordley 18 J Quick, c and b Hordley 10 R King, not out, 2 J H Hill, b Hordley 0 H Chadwick, b Hordley. 0 F Maskell, not out, 1 E D Hopkin J Street f J Matthews L E Whittingham > did not bat. J Matthews L D Williams J Extras 1 Total for four wickets. 32
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WELSH DISESTABLISH- MENT MEETING AT MAESTEG. TO THE EDITOR. —Kindly allow me a space in your next issue to express my opinion in reference to the character of the statements made by the speakers at the above meeting held on Wednes- day evening the 13th inst., viz., the liev J. Matthews, Swansea, and the Evan Jones, Carnarvon. Mr Asquith's Bill for the Disestablishment and Disendowment of the Church in Wales, is supposed to set forth, within its clauses, the earnest and sincere wishes, and the right and just claims of the great majority of the people of Wales, and the battle is said to be fought upon principles. In contending for a principle there should be sound, reliable, and unrefutable grounds for the arguments in its favour, if it is to stand a revere test. And this is what Mr Asqaitlrs Bill will have to undergo before it becomes law, and which test I hope and believe, will ultimately dissolve it. But such a test, I think, should also be applied to the speeches delivered by the advocates of this Bill. And here I submit the principal arguments produced in its favour, by the two speakers at the above meeting, to the serious consideration of every lover of justice and fair play. Mr Matthews commenced with the first argument: That i the Church had been carried long enough, by the chapel people, and that it was now high time for their shoulders to be relieved of their burden." ay this is granted, I should like to ask Mr Matthews, who carried the old Estrones' before the chapel people gave her a lift,' ? (2)—' That the Curates were the Vicars' servants, whom they could engage, pay, and dismiss at their pleasure.' I can only say as a curate of some years standing, and now the fellow labourer of a fourth vicar, that mv experience has. proved them to be just, sym- pathetic, and "self-denying, and acting faith- fully the part of a gentleman, and a Christian, which conduct I can hardly as a curate give Mr Matthews and his followers the credit of, when they, on the one hand, profess to remedy the curates' wrongs, and on the other support the Noncompensation of the unbeneficed Clergy.' Consequently we return no thanks to Mr Matthews for his 2nd argument. Thirdly. to justify the proposal of diverting the tithes to secular uses, he quoted from the Book of Llandaff' dee Is, which, he stated, proved that gifts of land were given, by a murderer and other immoral characters, in exchange for priestly absolution—an entrance into heaven- and for prayers to be offered on their behalf, and asked, whether the present Bishop of Llandaff fulfilled the conditions upon which these gifts were given. Thus concealing the historical fact, that such endowments were usually given, not to the parochial clergy, but to Chantry Chapels, these Chantries being after- wards abolished, and their endowments con- fiscated by the State long ago. And, to quote the words of Mr Toulmin Smith, a learned barrister and Dissenter, whose authority I hope Mr Matthews will have some respect for, he writes The Endowments left are those which were given for the Church properly so-called, they were never given for the sake of praying for the souls of the founders.' Let the public accept the highest authority. These statements with a number of absurd, and ridiculous tales and anecdotes formed the basis of Mr Matthews' speech in favour of Mr Asquith's Bill. The Rev Evan Jones, who spoke in Welsh, reduced the principles upon which he based his claim for Disestablishment and Disendowment in Wales, to two. (1)—Justice to all the subjects of the realm. (2)—That the unity of Church and State was detrimental to the religion of Jesus Christ. The injustice be tried to prove by the fact (?) that one section of the com- munity were compelled to support and wholly maintain another section, which assumed fact he did not attempt to prove, knowing it to be a very slippery pill, and easily swallowed without any accompaniments. (2).—That the Nonconformist ministers were not recognised as the clergy were in signing army reserve papers, tickets of admission to infirmaries, hospitals, conTalescent homes and such like documents, hence their status being lowered as subjects of the realm and ministers of religion. This argument speaks for itself. (3). That tithes wTerc National property, and for the first time I was informed that the establishment of tithes in this country' could be pointed to the passing of a certain Church law made in Rome,' and fixed to a certain date. This Mr Jones stated to have taken place at the Lateran Council in 1215. He never explained to his hearers what actually took place, that this Council simply confirmed that which bad been in practice more or less for 200 years previously, viz The exemption of monks from paying tithes. These bulls of exemption were issued from Rome, and these exemptions the Council of Lateran, 1215, confirmed and con- fined it to lands managed by the leligious, and to such property as they possessed at the date of the Council. This method of procuring exemption from tithe which had force of law when obtained, was put an end to by the statute (2 Henry IV., cap 4, 1400-1).' Gasquets' work on the dissolution of the monasteries quoted in Church Times, June 15th, 1894. I should not like to deny Mr Jones the credit of knowing this to be the case, nor of being further aware of the fact that the State did not re-impose the tithe after the passing of the above statute of prohibition, as it would have done if the tithe was what he contends it to be, a State tax. On the contrary, the State simply con- firmed the action of the ecclesiastical authorities, which admission if made by Mr Jones, would throw too much light upon the real nature of tithes. Upon the second principle, Mr Jones maintained that the Church halt been unfaithful to her Head. Wedi bod yn anffyddlon i'w Phen.' The Queen, said he, was the supreme head of the Church.' And since The Church was built upon Christ, how could a Church, which claimed the Queen as its head, be the Church of Christ ? In this argument Mr Jones has followed a very bad example. The tempter in the wilderness omitted a portion of the verse he quoted in endeavouring to tempt cur Saviour to cast himself down and worship him, knowing that the words omitted To keep thee in all thy ways' (Ps. xci-11) were not in keeping with the course hetttried to induce Him to take. So the Rev Evan Jones evaded the clause contained in the Act of Supremacy (26 Henry VIII., c. 1.) ArM so far as is allou-td by the law of Christ, the Supreme Head.' Let Mr Jones and all who give a shadow of credence to this argument, read and ponder over the law of Christ as laid down in the New Testament (Romans xiii., 1-6, and 1 Peter, ii., 13-15), which clearly indicates that submission should be made by Christians to the civil rulers, because they are placed in their high position to bear n the sword of justice as God's ministers, and, therefore, as our 37th Article of religion rightly declares, the Monarch has chief power ever all estates ofjmen in this realm, 'ecclesiastical or civil.' !3ee Lane's Illustrated Notes on Church History v. ii., p. 32. I am sorry to intrude so much upon your space, though I should like to make further remarks upon some other state- ments which may, with your permission, sir, appear in another issue. I will conclude with a word to the mover of the resolution, supporting the Revolters, which was carried at the above meeting, viz., the Rev W. Thomas, the minister of Tabor Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Maesteg, who was the most prominent Nonconformist minister on the platform that evening, and who seemed, by the part he took, and by the expressions he used in moving the resolution, to be, indeed in very earnest, and further appeared to me, to occupy the position of the local ministerial champion of Mr Asquith's Bill, and he remarked that he should be very pleased to say more than he did upon the subject, but the occasion did not permit, I think Mr Thomas ought to have an oppor- tunity of speaking upon the Bill, and with your permission, sir, I will offer him an opportunity through your paper. I am prepared to meet the Rev W. Thomas, Tabor, Maesteg, in a public debate (in the Town Hall, Maesteg), upon Mr Asquith's Bill, for the Disestablishment A 1 and Disendowment in Wales, the debate to b3 conducted in Welsh or English, or in both, arrangements as to date, chairman. &c., to be made by the parties in private. I should like to add that, personally, I have the greatest respect for Mr Thomas, who, for upwards of two years was my next door neighbour, and our friendship and intimacy hf s not in any way been marred, and which I trust will not be, by this, or any other act of mine. But he, seem- ingly championing, and strongly advocating a Bill which is a dastardly attack upon the Church of which I am a priest, and whose rights I will defend to the best of my ability. I must hate the sin and love the sinner." I am, &c.. EVAN ELLIS, Curate. Garth, Maesteg, June 20th, 1894. I navoidably held over from last week. —ED. U. G.
THE GLAMORGAN COUNTY ASYLUM. THE EXPENDITURE.; At the quarterly meeting of the Glamorgan County Council held at Neath on Thursday in last week, Councillor T. J. Hughes entered into an explanation of the increased cost of maintenance of inmates in the asylum-from 8s od to 8s 9J per head per week. He showed that the balance which stood to their credit five' years ago had practically disappeared, and in order to obtain a balance sufficieDt to carry on the work it was necessary to raise the cost for the current year. At their next meeting the visitors' committee would consider what they were prepared to reduce the sum to. At present the asylum cost less per head per week than the average of the asylums throughout the kingdom. He moved that the council express satisfaction with the explanation which was given in reply to the finance committee. Alderman O. H. Jones contended that the visitors' committee ought tu have made certain charges to capital instead of revenue. The fact that thay bad swallowed up a large balance left them by the committee of the quarter sessions was no justification for raising the charge, which affected a considerable body of inhabitants. Whilst it was true that the charge was below the general average, it was higher than that of either of the Welsh asylums. Councillor Hughes withdrew his proposition in favour of a motion by Alderman W. H. Morgan— that a joint conference be held by the asylum com- mittee and finance committee with a view of seetling -J their differences, which was agreed to. H
INTERESTING PARS. ) ——— A choir of girls from Maesteg will compete at the Carnarvon Eisteddfod. The Countess of Jersey is about to publish a story-book for children. Lady Jersey has given many evidences of literary taste, both in prose and poetry. The annual exodus to the Wells has begun. One worthy, on making his appearance at Builth, ex- claimed that he was the swallow' inaugurating their summer. Agricultural statistics indicate that Engltnd has about 1,840,528 milch cows; Scotland, 4C2,916; Ireland, 1,441,175; and Wales, 281,180. Lord and Lady Wimborne are visitors to Porth- cawl this week. They have driven around their property, and visited the town generally. Prebendary Barker says that Charles Haddon Spurgeon, like Loyola, and John Wesley, had I the genius of religion.' His power as a praao.her, com- bined with his other attainments, was unique, and his name would never die. If I were called upon to submit a scheme of popular education,' remarks Dr Parker, I should confine it to reading, writing, and arithmetic. I would give every child these three instruments, and make him thoroughly skilful in the use of them, and the rest I should leave him to do for himself at his own expense.' Lord Rosebery, it is stated, has received between 600 and 700 letters since he won the Derby. Some of those epistles contained prayers on his behalf, some texts of Scripture, some cuttings from news- papers indicating the downfall of some unfortunate fellow as a result of gambling. In nearly all he was accused of being an aider and abettor of the worst elements of turf life. Her Majesty's reign of 57 years has been exceeded by but one other British monarch—namely, by her grandfather, George III'; and his actual reign was only nominally longer, for during the latter years of his life he was incapacitated from performing any of the duties of his office. King Henry III. reigned for 56 years and 28 days, and that is really the nearest approach to her Majesty's occupancy of the Throne. Among the applicants before Mr Horace Smith at Clerkenwell on Thursday was a respectably-dressed woman, who asked for a summons against a neigh- bour for creating a nuisance.—The Magistrate What is the nuisance complained of ?—Applicant: Well, your worship, the person who lives next door keeps a thrush, and it sings as loudly in the morning that my rest is much disturbed.—The Magistrate: I never heard such a ridiculous appli- cation before. It is hardly a nuisance for a cock to crow in the morning, let alone for a thrush to sing.—Applicant: Cannot I have a summons?— The Magistrate No, certainly not, stand down. Mr Ben Davies, the popular tenor, intends to resume his Continental experiences, commenced in Germany a few months ago, but then necessarily curtailed in consequence of home and American en- gagements. He will give about 20 concerts abroad, under the direction of Mr Ernest Cavonr, during the autumn. On Saturday afternoon the 28th anniversary of the establishment of Dr Barnardo's homes, which now contain nearly 5,000 orphan and waif children, was celebrated at the Albert Hall. Lord Brassey presided, and Lady Brassey presented prizes to 300 old girls and boys. The small village of Laleston, near Bridgend, stands unique in one very important respect. There are few admirers of tobacco in the place. No minister smokes, nor the three publicans indulge in the obnoxious weed the only butcher, and the two grocers do not know what the experience is like; the single contractor, the policeman, the relieving officer, the schoolmaster, and posting master' eschews it altogether. Indeed we do not know of half a dozen men in the village who smoke. Madame Patti will sing for the last time this season at Messrs Harrison's concert at the Albert-hall on July 7- On this occasion the experiment of giving an opera recital will not be repeated. The public have shown conclusively that they prefer Madame Patti in miscellaneous programmes, and accordingly, besides doubtless a liberal allowance of encores, she will sing 4 The Last Rose of Summer.' 4 Una voce poco fa,' and for the first time Elizabeth's' player from Tanhauser.' The Welsh Ladies Choir, Mr Santley, Mr Ben Davies, and Mr Gerardy will also appear. What is the oldest tune in the world F One journal maintains that it is the tune which is now wedded to the words: 4 We won't go home till morning.' Napoleon's soldiers played it in the shadow of the pyramids in 1799 and the Bedouins who heard it wept for joy. It was found among the children of the desert by the Crusaders. No doubt it was howled by Chaldean chappies when they were merry with wine. It is, according to experts, the elemental, protoplasmic tune, and when you come to whistle it to yourself it is simple.
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