THE OMNIBUS. I [Things Seen and Heard by the Conductor.] Wales, as compared with 1914, has during the war increased iti arable land by 35.2 per cent. It is surprising that an artiste of Mr. David Evans' merits has not been seen in Amman- ford on many more occasion*. Sir James Hill-Johnes was the senior holder of the V.C. in the Army, and was a life- long friend of the late LoJrd Roberts. It is stated that the egg position has much i.proved, and supplies of Irish eggs are comiag forward in considerable quantities. The musical event of the season." Such is the general opinion of the organ recital at Christian Temple on New Year' s evening. On Sunday last, a Sunday School Class for "Bit-Badge" men was formed in the town. There are several members of the class already. • • • Mr. Clynes states it has been decided not to print any more ration books. The present book is, therefore, the last of the lot." This book expires on April 1st. Severe snowstorms swept wide areas in the North and West of England on Saturday last. During Friday night, snowstorms raged m Wiltshire and the West of England, and at Swindon snow was 6 inches deep. Ex-President Roosevelt died at four o' clock on Monday morning. He was a strong friend of England, and his defence of the cause of the Allies during the war will be remembered with gratitude. < The late Sir James Hills- Johnes, like most brave men, was modest to a degree, and dis- liked any reference to the brave deed which won for him the coveted V.C. during the Indian Mutiny. At the meeting of the Carmarthen Rural Food Committee, on Saturday, complaints were received that the Drefach district did not get its fair share of white sugar and had to be content with brown sugar. It was decided to make inquiries. The Central News understands that Mr. Clynes has decided not to accept the appoint- ment as a delegate to the International Con- ference which is to take place in Switzerland. Another member of the Labour Executive will be appointed in his place. The late Sir j o h nes, though at The late Sir James Hills-Johnes, though at the time in his 82nd year, accepted an invi- tation to visit the troops in Belgium early in 1916, and was greatly impressed with the need for more men." Sir James also visited South Africa during the Boer War. 0 The Dolaucothi Arms, which stands almost opposite the park gates of the late Sir James Hills- Johnes' residence, was formerly known as the Inn of the Pumpsaint," and George Borrow, who spent a night t there, describes the old kitchen of the inn in Wild Wales." An official inquiry has established the fact that 100,000 Italian prisoners are dead owing to starvation, cold, and ill-treatment in Ger- many and Austria. One million parcels sent from Italy were stolen. The treatment of prisoners was more barbarous in Germany than in Austria. < Seven local youngsters were in a happy mood on Tuesday evening in Quay Street. One of them, who was riding a horse without a bridle or saddle, gave expression to the following remarks: Dash it all, get hold of the b- tail and guide him. You shall see him springing then! < Letters to hand shew that the 6th Welsh, the first Welsh Territorial battalion to reach France after the outbreak of war, has just completed its 250 miles' march to the R hine, and is now quartered in two adjoinipg villages in good billets, with a recreation room, for which an appeal is made for books, maga- zines, papers, and indoor games. < The story is told of a group of soldiers who were stationed in a large town which was frequently being bombed by the enemy's aero- planes, that whenever the alarm was given the Tommies would always make for a cer- tain jeweller' s establishment. Is it true that that some of them were disappointed that no damage was done to the shop? We wonder. Who was the Brynamman gentleman whose circumference denied him the pleasure of descending into the bowels of the German submarine at Swansea? He was so struck on exploring the entrails of the ocean pirate that he got stuck in the attempt to squeeze through the entrance. His co-sightseers shivered at the possibilities of submersion under such an amount of avoirdupois. amount of avoirdupors. One of the most remarkable features of the late Sir James Hills- Johnes' life was his friendship with Lord Roberts, to whom he bore a striking personal resemblance. Both these famous soldiers were at Addiscombe to- other, and from these student days, through times of desperate adventure on the battle- field, these veterans preserved their affec- tionate regard for each other into the evening of their days. < The Paris Matis publishes a telegram from Geneva stating that local authorities both of Lausanne and the canton of Vaud are making active representations to the Swiss Federal Authorities with a view to ensuring that the proposed Labour Congress shall not sit at Lausanne, and that the Vaudois authorities have decided that if the Federal Government declines to take any action they will themselves take such steps as may be necessary. The Ministry of Food are not yet in a position to venture an opinion when the rationing of sugar will come to an end. In the last week of January the allowance will be raised to three-quarters of a pound per head, and what may be possible after this 1 date the Sugar Commission are unable to j promise. There are fairly large stocks in the country, but the withdrawal of the rationing scheme depends very largely upon when the é supplies from Java can be brought over. < f Women, objecting to early rising, are re- ( sponsible for a dispute that may lead to a f men's strike at Sunderland. The 47-hours t weeks began in local shipyards on Monday, c Hitherto the men have taken their breakfast i with them to the works, leaving their wives 1 10 bed. But now no time is to be allowed at I the works for breakfast, and the womenwill c have to rise early so that the men can have a il meal at home and reach the works at 7.30. fc The women strongly object to this compulsory i early rising, and the men are agitating for a 4 4-hours week, which will allow a later start t? ￼ c in the mornings, c
Ammanford Police Court. Monday, January 6th.-Before Mr. A. E. Du Buisson, Glynhir (in the chair) Mr. H. Herbert, Brynmarlais; Mr. D. Davies, Cil- rhedyn; and Mr. John Evan Jones, Amman- ford. I THE LATE SIR JAMES HILLS- I JOHNES, V.C. Before proceeding with the business of the Court, the Chairman referred to the great loss the country had sustained by the death of the gallant hero, Lieut.-General Sir James Hills- Johnes, V.C., G.C.B. He died, as they all knew, on Friday last. He had had a very distinguished career-a career that was given to few men to experience. He had rendered great service to the country, and he came from a well-known Carmarthenshire family. It was well known that a more highly esteemed, a more courteous and a more illustrious life it was impossible to find. He (the Chairman) moved a vote of sincere regret at the announcement of his death, and he also moved a vote of their sincere condolence with the family. Those present in Court stood up in accord- ance with the usual custom. Deputy Chief Constable John Evans, on behalf of the police, associated his sympathy with the expression made by the Chairman. Mr. W. L. Smith (Magistrates' Clerk), on behalf of the legal profession, also associated himself with the remarks of the Chairman, and said that Sir James Hills- Johnes, when- ever he was in Ammanford—and he had been in the district on several occasions—was always welcomed, and he enjoyed the good feelings and wishes of all in the district. PROBATION OFFICER. I The certificate of the appointment of Mr. Victor Walter Lloyd, of High Street, Amman ford as Probation Officer was re- newed for the year 1919. ADULTERATED MILK. I Inspector John Jones, of Llanelly, sum- moned John Williams, farmer, of Garnant, for selling milk, to which had been added 21 per cent. of water, on the 21st ult. Defendant did not appear. P.S. Richards, Garnant, proved service of summons, and stated that defendant had said it was a very difficult thing to prevent" the water getting mixed with the milk. It was an accident that the water got mixed with the milk whilst strain.ing the milk and also wash- ing the strainer. Inspector John Jones stated that on the 21st ult. he purchased a pint of milk from defendant's daughter, Miss S. Williams, dt Garnant. The milk was analysed, and the analyst's certificate shewed that the milk con- tained 21 per cent. of added water. The certificate was handed to the magistrates. In other words, more than one-fifth part of the miik was water. The Chairman said that there could be ro possible excuse for such adulteration. Defendant was fined 13 inclusive. I NO LIGHTS. I P.S. Morgans, of Llandebie, summoned Ivor Rogers, of Carregyrogof Farm, near Llandebie, for being in charge of a vehicle without having two front white lights on the 16th ult. A summons against the same defendant for being without a rear red light on the vehicle on the same date was also issued. The defendant pleaded guilty, and the magistrates imposed a fine of 7s. 6d. in each case. P.S. Morgans, of Llandebie, charged Dd. Davies, of Tirbach Farm, near Llandilo, with riding a bicycle on the 16th ult. without having a white light in front, and also with not having a rear red light. Defendant remarked that he was guilty, but that he had been to meet his employer at Pantyffynnon, and that it was too far to walk home. The Bench imposed a fine of 6s: in each case. P.C. Thomas, of Llandebie, charged Arthur Gyln Williams, of Abemant Farm, near Ammanford, with driving a vehicle on the 16th ult. without displaying two front white lights and also a rear red light. Defendant pleaded guilty, and said that he was detained on business later than he anti- cipated, otherwise he would have been home in good time. The Bench fined defendant 7s. 6d. in respect of each charge. The defendant stated that he had never been in the box before. It was the first time for him to be in it, and he hoped the last. The Clerk: Never mind; this is not your death warrant. (Laughter). David Thomas, of Cwmfferwsfach Farm, near Penybank, was also charged by P.C. Thomas with being in charge of a vehicle without lights on the 16th ult. The defendant remarked that he had a front light and a rear light. It was pointed out by the Chairman that he should have had two front white lights. A fine of 6s. was imposed. APPEAL. I Mr. Thomas Mayberry, of Radium House, Llandebie, colliery manager, and his son, Mr. Oswald Mayberry, were bound in the sum of £50 to prosecute an appeal against an order made at the last Court against Mr. Oswald Mayberry in respect of an illegitimate child of which he was adjudged the father. JUVENILE COURT. Thomas Brinley Anthony (15), of Bryn- caerau Terrace, Penybank, was charged with having feloniously stolen on the 27th ult. a tin cash-box, two small wrist watches, and 1,17 16s. 2jd. in money, the total value amounting to S-21, the property of Mrs. i Hannah Anthony, widow, of Mount Lodge, < Tycroes. Mrs. Anthony said that en the 27th ult. i i little girl, named Agnes Davies, of Bryn- t :aerau Terrace, Penybank, called at her < house, and she gave the little girl change for I i £. 1 note. She had the ciAnge from her t :ash-box, which was broughyown to her r From upstairs by her daughter. After giving :he change to the little girl, she locked the I :ash-box. The box contained S-17 16s. 2id. r n money, two small wrist watches, some a sirth'certificates, and also a will. On Friday t ast she went to look for the cash-box, but t .ould not find it in the house. She then a nformed the police about the matter. The ii >oy, Thomas Brinley Anthony, was present n the house when she gave the money to the u ittle girl on the 27th ult.elt P.S. Britten, of Ammanford, said that in c company with P.C. Jones he had made in- a quiries. He saw the boy named Thomas Brinley Anthony, and told him he was making enquiries about the theft of the articles from Jvis aunt's house. The boy said he had done nothing. After cautioning him, the boy ad- mitted taking the cash-box, and said that he opened it with a tin opener. After taking the money, he threw the box and the papers into the river. A search was made for the box and its contents, but they could not be found. The boy took witness to his bed- room, and produced a wooden money-box, in which he had placed the money. The Deputy Chief Constable: So they will have to make a fresh will. (Laughter). P.C. Jones, stationed at Tycroes, said that he made enquiries in company with P.S. Britten. He saw the boy, and cautioned him about the matter. The boy replied: I took the box. I will never do it again. I threw the box into the river." Witness said that the parents of the boy were very respectable people. The Chairman (Mr. Herbert) warned the boy to refrain from doing such a thing again, and advised him to be a good boy. The magistrates ordered that the defendant be bound over in the sum. of £ 10 for twelve months to be of good behaviour, and his father was also bound in a like sum to reie, that the boy should be of good behaviour for twelve months. The usual order for costs was made.
Ammanford Urban Council. I The ordinary meeting of the above Council was held at the Y.M.C.A. Institute on the 31 st ult., when the following were pre- sent: Mr. J. Evan Jones, J.P., Chairman; Mr. David George, Vice-chairman; Lieut.- Col. W. N. Jones, Mr. B. R. Evans, Mr. J. C. Shaw, Mr. Evan Lewis, Rev. John Morgans, Mr. John Harries, Mr. Evan Evans, Mr. John Davies, and Mr. Wm. Evans; together with the Clerk (Mr. T. M. Evans, M.A.), the Surveyor (Mr. David Thomas), and the Rate Collector (Mr. T. J. Rees). ENTRANCE TO AMMANFORD I A lengthy discussion took place regarding the lane which leads to the new sidings at Ammanford Station arising out of a letter re- ceived from the Railway Company. Mr. John Davies enquired whether the Council w4te the owners, and whether they were the persons who should repair the road. Mr. Wm. Evans said that the letter re- ceived from the Company, asking the Council to make the necessary improvements, did not prove that they were the owners. The Surveyor remarked that the Council had placed some metalling on the lane some years ago. ROADS COMMITTEE. J The Roads Committee's report was read adopted. The Surveyor was instructed to attend to the various matters arising out of the minutes, including the court wall in front of Ivy Cot- tage, together with the question of a com- munication received re Fenton Terrace. MEDICAL OFFICER'S REPORT. The report of the Medical Officer was read and adopted. The Medical Officer reported having in- spected the Infants' Department of Amman- ford School in company with the Surveyor, and they found that in some parts the floor was covered with water to a depth of three inches. The condition of the school was a menaoe to the children and the teachers. Mr. J. C. Shaw remarked that he did not think it was anything new. That had been going on for years. Mr. Evan Evans said that if there were drains there, they were choked up. The Caretaker had to carry away the water before she could proceed to the school. Mr. John Harries thought the best course would be for the Council to pass a resolution calling the attention of the Amman Valley Group of Managers to the matter. Mr. W. N. Jones remarked that the Amman Valley Group of Managers had been acquainted of it already. He proposed that the Surveyor of the County Council, together with the local Medical Officer of Health and Surveyor, should meet and see as to what was necessary to put things in order. It did not matter who would have to pay the cost; it was of the greatest import- ance that the matter should be attended to, in order that the interests of the children should not be imperilled any longer. Mr. John Harries seconded the proposition, which was carried. FINANCE COMMITTEE. I The Finance Committee's report was read I and adopted. EXTENSION OF URBAN DISTRICT I BOUNDARY. Mr. Wm. Evans moved that the Council consider the advisability of extending the boundary of the Urban District. He referred to the formation of the Urban District sixteen years ago, and no motion of that kind had been moved since then. The Council should consider the matter at the present time, which was the proposition, in view of the coming sewerage scheme. It would be to the advan- tage of the people and also the Council. The people from outside the area should be asked to become joint owners. There were several strong reasons why the Council should extend the boundary. He (Mr. Evans) would not deal with those that evening, but he sug- gested that, if the Council agreed with the motion, a Committee of six or seven should be formed to go into the matter and bring sug- gestions forward. Mr. J. C. Shaw seconded the motion. Mr. W. N. Jones, in supporting the motion, referred to the formation of the Urban Area, and as the sewerage scheme was to be pro- ceeded with, they desired to see Ammanford much larger, so that more people could enjoy j the benefit of the scheme. They should form one large Urban Area. He thought that a large Urban Area would be very conducive 1 to the rates being lower. It would be very much better. Another very important reason was that if they decided on making it a large Urban Area, they would be able then to nanage their educational matters themselves, I ind they would be formed into an Authority i 0 look after the interests of the children of t he Valley. He agreed with Mr. Evans that i Committee should be appointed to go fully nto the matter. He supported the motion. I The motion was put to the meeting and inanimously carried. s The following were appointed as members I )f the Committee to consider the question, i ind bring to the Council the result of their deliberations:—Mr. J. Evan Jones (Chair- man), Mr. D. George (Vice-chairman), Mr. W. N. Jones, Mr. J. C. Shaw, Mr. John Davies, Mr. John Harries, and Mr. Wm. Evans. THE LIGHTING CHARGES. A letter was received from Mr. Edward Harries, solicitor, Swansea, declining to accept, on behalf of Mr. W. Herbert, The Saw Mills, Ammanford, the offer made by the Council of an increase of 10s. per lamp per annum for street lighting and one penny per unit for private lighting and power for a period of two years. Mr. Herbert based his claim on the figures of his returns for 1914, and applied for an increase which would bring him a return to within 130 of his returns in 1914. He applied for the forthcoming increases:-2d. per unit extra for private lighting, I d. extra for free wiring, Id. per unit extra for power, and 25 per cent. extra for street and public lighting. There was only a small difference between the offer of the Council and the application of Mr. Herbert—a difference of a penny per unit in respect of private lighting, the Coun- cil's offer amounting to 6d. per unit and Mr Herbert's claim being for 7d. There was a general discussion of the ques- tion, and a variety of opinions were ex- pressed. The Clerk remarked that Mr. Herbert had submitted three different statements, and that one statement was of not much use. Particulars of the statements were read by the Clerk. Mr. John Harries said he was anxious for a settlement of the differences between the Council and Mr. Herbert. They had re- ceived statements all along from Mr. Herbert which he had changed. He (Mr. Harries) d:d not know whether it would not be advisable for the matter to be adjourned to some future date, as it was possible Mr. Herbert might change again. The Chairman suggested that it would be more polite for Mr. Harries to say additional statements. Mr. John Davies said he thought the last offer was businesslike, and it came from the hands of a lawyer. Mr. J. C. Shaw enquired whether the Council would be permitted to check Mr. Herbert's figures. The Clerk remarked that Mr. Herbert had only casually undertaken to allow his books to be inspected. Mr. John Harries proposed that Mr. Herbart should be asked to come before the Roads Committee. Mr. Wm. Evans said that the matter had been considered for the last twelve months. They would benefit nothing by delaying the matter. He should like to know how the increase claimed by Mr. Herbert compared with the price of coal. The price of coal had increased by 100 per cent. Mr. D. George mentioned that Mr. Her- bert based his claim on his returns for 1914, and that men were not in such good circum- stances as they were in 1914, and that Mr. Herbert had neglected the lighting of the streets, &c. Mr. John Davies and Mr. D. George had a few heated exchanges of opinions about the matter. Mr. J. C. Shaw proposed that the Council should appoint a Committee to investigate the matter, and that Mr. Herbert' s statements be also considered, the Council to be advised of the Committee's investigation. Mr. Wm. Evans said theyyould be in the I same position as they were at present. The Chairman said that at the special meeting some were in favour of granting Mr. Herbert's application for 7d., aad others were in favour of 6id. being granted. Mr. Evan Evans said that was only the feeling of one or two members. The Chairman said that he was expressing the feeling of those present—all of them. Mr. Wm. Evans: I beg to move that we consider the matter and come to a decision. It is high time that we should decide this evening and give Mr. Herbert a definite answer. Mr. John Davies agreed with Mr. Evans' remarks, and described how the demands of Mr. Herbert were reasonable. The cost of lighting was cheap, and the power was also cheap. He was not afraid to use it. He was using the power himself, and he was willing to pay Mr. Herbert the 7d. as applied for by him. He proposed that the Council should grant the application of Mr. Herbert. Mr. D. George said that in other towns it had been found, as the result of investigations made by the Council, that the prices, were lower than in Ammanford. Mr. Wm. Evans proposed that Mr. Herbert be given 25 per cent. increase on public lighting, Id. per unit increase for power, and 2d. per unit extra for private lighting, that arrangement to hold good for twelve months without prejudice, on the dis- tinct understanding that the agreement held good. Mr. John Davies seconded. Mr. D. George/Proposed an amendment that they offer 4d. per unit more than their previous offer. He did not think Mr. Her- bert himself expected to receive the amount applied for. He would then receive 10s. per lamp per annum for public lighting and f.,d. per unit for private lighting, that arrangement to hold good for twelve months. IVir. Evan Evanss^econded. The amendment was defeated, five voting for the original proposition and two for the amendment. CORRESPONDENCE. I A communication was received from a local movement suggesting that the Council should convene a public meeting to consider the question of the Housing Scheme. There was considerable bitterness in the exchanges of opinion between some of the members, Mr. Wm. Evans remarking that the senders of the letter were not ratepayers. Mr. D. George thought that the ratepayers should be consulted before rejecting the scheme. They were entitled to have the scheme explained, and the Council could find out how many houses were required. It was only fair that the ratepayers should have the scheme explained to them. He proposed that the Council should convene a general meeting for the purpose of explaining the scheme. Mr. Wm. Evans moved an amendment that the Council itself consider the matter first, and then that the ratepayers should be jiven an explanation of the scheme. During the course of his remarks Mr. Evans said they I ;hould decide one way or another. It was lot right that the agenda of the Council, which was a sacred document, should be :aken to any other public body. Mr. Evan Evans: It has never been done I Mr. Wm. Evans referred to two meetiags I -vhere the agenda had been produced. It was finally resolved that the Council ,hould hold a special meeting to consider the "lousing Scheme, and that a ratepayers' meet- ng should be held, when the scheme would )e explained to them.
AT EIN GOHEBWYR AC ERAI LL. Yigrifaa, Barddoniaeth, Nodion, Hanesion, a Gohebiaethaa i'w hanfen cyn GYNTED YN YR WYTHNOS as y byddo modd fr GOLYGYDD. CRONICL DYFFRYN AMAN." AMANFORD.
[Er em bod yn rhoddi pob cyfleastra i ohebwyr ddatgan eu barn ar gaeesttynnau lleol, riid ydyw hynny i ollila em bod yn cydsynio j'u deliadau.-GOL. ]
Nid ydym yn ymrsoymo i ddychwelyd unrhyw ysgrif annerbyniol os na anjonir amlen stamp gyda chats am hynny ar y pryd. Cofier hyn, gan y rhoddir toll drom i't lasged bob taythnos. Rhaid bod yn fyr ac i bteynt.-GOL.
Lloffion o Lanfihangel. I Dydd Calan, cynhaliodd Eglwys Carmel ei gwyl bregethu flynyddol. Eleni pregethwyd gan y Parch. T. Roberts, Penybanc, Aman- ford. Cafw/d cyfarfodydd llwyddiannus er dyfnhau y bywyd ysbrydol yn y lie. Nos Iau diweddaf, cynhaliwyd cyngerdd croesawi yng Nghapel Milo, pryd y gwobrwy- wyd wyth o filwyr y cylch ar eu dychweliad adref. Llywyddwyd y cyfarfod gan y Parchn. W. Bowen a T. Thomas. Y rhai gyfranodd a'u talent at lwyddiant y rhaglen oeddynt Miss Olwen Stephens, Miss Eunice Thomas, A.L.C.M., Mri. J. Griffiths, W. Watkins, D. Jones, W. Beynon, Llandebie, a D. Thomas, Llandebie. Terfynwyd cyngerdd hwylus trwy ganu Hen Wlad fy Nhadau." Yn yr un cyfarfod, gwobrwywyd Priv. W. Jones, Rhydgoch, a chydnabyddiaeth ych- wanegol o fountain pen ar ei orchestw,ith yn ennill y Military Medal. Da iawn, Billo. Haedda ragor wedi tair blynedd o wasanaeth ffyddlon ar feysydd y gyflafan. Da gennym roesawi i'n plith y milwr dewr, J. Davies, Bryngwynefach. Wedi misoedd o garchariad yn nwylo y Germaniaid, mae eto yn rhydd o' u crafangau creulawn, ac wedi gosod ei draed yn ddiogel ar hen aelwyd hoff ei rieni. Mawr fu'r pryder am dano, ond derfydd mwy yn y Llawenydd o fwynhau ei felys gymdeithas. Brawychir y cylch gan gerddediad trwm yr haint beryglus, y 'f;:fliw." Mae llawer o deuluoedd Carmel yn dioddef o'i effeithiau, a rhai yn bur wael. Dymunaf adferiad buan i'r cyfryw. Bu y Parch. T. Thomas, Carmel, drosodd yng Nghaersalem, wrth droed y Mynydd Du, nos Sadwrn diweddaf, yn traddodi ei ddar- lith fyd-enwog, Telynau a Dorwyd yn Gynar." Diau i'r gynulleidfa yno, fel Ilawer cynulleidfa gynt, fwynhau eu hunain dan ei draddodiad blasus. Dea,llaf fod das un 0 ysgo i Deallaf fod trefniadau priodas un 0 ysgol- heigion y cylch ar waith. Ceir manylion pellach maes o law. AERO.
ENCLYN I Master Willie Morgan, adroddwr, Panty- blodau, Llandebie. Mawrygir Will ie Morgan—ym merw gwlad, I Mawr ei glod arr lwyfan; Gwron ei lys geiriau'n lan, A'i eirias dafod ar'ian. D. B. T.
Y FANER GOCH. I Baner lan llwyfan Llafur-geir yma Rhag gormes yn ragfur; Lywia pawb i oleu pur A'i hyglod arwydd eglur. Arwydd i hil wraidd yw hon-heria Arwyr ffol ymryson Ein twr yw ar ewin ton Gar wylio y gorwelion. D. BRYNFAB THOMAS. I
SWN Y DEFFRO. I Mae swn deffroad yn y gwynt, ] Neshau mae dydd y breintiau; Rhoir ffug a thrais y dyddiau gynt A gormes yr, eu beddau. Y wawr a dyr ar wybren glir, Gweriniaeth ddaw w hawliau; Cyfiawnder blennu yn y tir, A Llafur fed o'r ffrwythau. Daw dyddiau Herod falch i ben, A Llafur gwyd w orsedd Goleuni'r fief a twyga'r lien Fu'n cuddio ei hanrhvdedd. Ein dewrion fu yn ffyddlon hau Ar feysydd coch y gelyn Y llanw ddaw heb arwydd trai, A'n hawliau yn yr egin. Cynniwair heddyw drwy y byd Mae hyfryd swn y deffro Gwerinwyr gwledydd sydd a'u bryd Am gydweithrediad crynno A gwrol symud tan yr iau, Dan goncro pob rhyw aflwydd, I Gan wirio' r hen ddiareb mai Trech gwlad o hyd nac arglwydd." Brynaman. D. BRYNFAB THOMAS. I Brynaman.
Y GWEITHIWR. I 3uddugol yn Eisteddfod y T abernacl, Glan- aman, nos Nadolig, 1918. Gwron cyfanfyd yw'r gweithiwr, A'j fara yn chwys ei ael; A fflarn anturiaeth yr arwr Yn llosgi' n ei fynwes hael. I El allan i faes ytymhoran, Aï gryman yn medïn lan, Trwy ddrycin y nos a'r brwydrau Yn deyrn dros ryddid a chan. T wgn, JOHN REES. I Twyn.
GEFNOGAI'R IESU RYFEL? (Darn Adroddiadol-Buddagol). Gefnogai'r Iesu ryfel Pe byddai yn ein byd? Oes tywallt gwaed mewn Hid a brad Yn Ei ddihalog fryd? Beth ydyw gwersi dwyfol Hedd Ei Efengyl wiw? A ddvsga Ef fod tnn y cledd Ym mhennod Cariad Duw? Gefnogai'r Iesu ryfel I wneud Ei Hun yn fawr? Pan ydoedd ar ein daear gynt, Ni thynnai neb i lawr.. A ddysgodd Ef ryfela I' w lu ddilynwyr cain? Beth ddywed Ei dawelwch pur 0 dan y goron ddrain "? Cef noga i' r Iesu ryfel Mewn malais at Ei frawd? A wnai Efe blant bach Ei oes Yn blant amddifaid, tlawd? Gymerai Ef eu hymborth I borthi rhaid Ei gad, Heb roddi dim ond swllt y dydd A bedd i'w hannwyl dad? Gefnogai'r Iesu ryfel I wella dynol-ryw? Ac a orfodai blant Ei wlad I dorri deddf eu Duw? Ai dilyn Ei Dangnefedd Wnai heddyw Gymru Wen "? Mae Gwaed y Groes yn llefain-Na! O'r nefoedd uwch dy ben. B. H. JONES (Mab-yr-Awen). Penygroes.
Y DARAN. ■» (Buddugol). Croch folltiog grych y fellten-yw' r daran— Stwr dyr y llucheden; Gwewyr nwy yn rhwygo r nen, A Hid dan droell ei haden. Crash llucheden wen, heini—yw taran- Twrf toriad wybrenni; Ebychiad y cread,cri Nwyon bar y ne'n berwi. Penygroes. B. H. JONES.
Y WYNFA DLOS. T ariai hynafgwr dan adain y nos Wrth danllwyth ei fwthyn clyd, A'i ysbryd yn gwibio i'r Wynfa DIos Ddatguddiodd Gwaredwr y byd. Fe soniai am dani fel Gorsedd lan," Lie nad oes na phoen na chur; A'i deiliaid yn uno mewn bythol gan, A'i seiniau yn felys a phur. Mor hardd, meddai ef, ydyw'r dyrfa fawr Sy' n canu tuhwnt i'r lien A'r goleu'n ddisgleiriach na gwen y wawr, Ac yn llathru trwy' r Orsedd Wen." Eu dillad sydd gannaid fel eira glan, A'u dull fel angylion Duw; Eu gwenau fel gwlith ar y blodau man Am wlad mor arddetchog i fyw. 'Does ynddi na phechod na chynnen chwaith, Na stormydd na chymyl nos A balm i berenn yr anial daith Ydyw gobaith am Wynfa Dlos." REES D. REES (Rhydfab Hendre). Penygroes, Llandebie.
I Y DDEILEN OLAF. 0 ddeilen olaf, yn dy arwyl brudd, A'th asur wedi cilio draw; Dy fannog wedd dan farug oer ynghudd, Aï froch a'i gny'n sillafu braw Dy ddillyn wen a'th. ddyre'n edwi'n grin, A thithau'n ceran wrth dy hun Ar eryl lom yr erw ergryd flin, Lie gorwedd hug y goedlan gun. Yr olaf wyt ar fidian Hydref bar, Neu aergad esyth llwydrew oed; Y n irad am dy lin fu gynt dy gar Ar fygr osglau pabl goed. Mae'r arwest fwyn ddi-freg yn dawel fud, A chlul y corwynt yn ei lie Yn armes cwymp a chlaig i ddeifiol dud I ti dy hun o'th araul dre. o ddeilen unig, anodd yw i mi Gynnhewi mwy heb eiliaw can Yn nheml cwest dy hoff gyfoedion di, A'u gwers ïr byd yn ddiwahan. 0 ddeilen hoff, dy 'wst sy 'nol i mi, A thymp yr hgbel sydd gerllaw Yn arraw im', i'm hadlu mal tydi; O'm lor! rho'th gledr yn fy mraw. REES D. REES (Rhydfab Headre). Penygroes, Llandebie.
LLINELLAU A ganwyd gan Mr. Lefi Isaac yng nghyfarfod croesavviadol John a Tom Phillips, meibion Mrs. Phillips, y Llythyrdy, Fel inwen. Mae'r rhyfel wedi darfod 'nawr, I dre fe ddaw'r gwroniaid, Ar 01 bod bedair bKvyddyn lawn Yn ymladd a'r Ellmyniaid. Y gelyn orfu fynd i'w ffau, A r byd o'r bron sy'n canmol A r Felinwen sydd heddyw'n falch 0'1 bechgyn dewr a gwrol. Mae Jack a Tommy yma'n awr, Ar ot y mawr ymfrwydro A theilwng ydynt, fechgyn dewr, o gael y ewrdd gwobrwyo. Miss Jones a'r wych Miss Davies gant Am gwrdd fel hwn eu parchu; A thyn a 'i ysgwydd tan yr arch Mae Williams, Abergwili. Yn awr mae heddwch wedi dod, Ar ben mae' r lladd a' r poeni; Y llanciau siriol ddont yn oil Er llonder i bob teu!u. Bydd Felmwen a'r cylch i gyd, A phlwyf o Abergwili, Yn gallu dywedyd heddyw'n hyf, Fe fagwyd yma gewri." A Jack a Tom fydd gyda'u mam Ar aelwyd y Llythyrdy, Yn adolygu'r daith i gyd, A'r troion dyrys ynddi. Yn ysgafn fron ni fyddant mwy, Yn gwir fwynhau yn dawel; A heddwch yn teyrnasu byth, Ac ni bydd son am ryfel. JOHN F. JAMES. Llwyncelyn, Llandeilo.
I GWRTHWYNEBWR CYDWYBODOL Buddugol yn Eisteddfod y T abernad, Glaii- aman, nos Nadolig, 1918. Rhodiwr cyfrin j'r ysbrydol. Tangnefeddwr mawr yr oes; Un a 1 gamre'n gydwybodol At y stanc a gwarth y Groes. Heria wawdiactn lem gelynion Gyda'i oes yn swynol Salm, Heb ddwyn adliw gwaed un galon Ar ei v. isg 0 dan y palm. Gwr a'i faner wen yn chwifio o dan donnau awel hedd, Gyda'i ysbryd yn ffieiddio Trin y fidog lem a r cledd. Fflam y gwir seir yn ei afiaeth, Er y rhu a' r ddrycin lem; A Mil-fl wyddiant y ddynoliaeth Sy n blodeuo yn ei drem. Gwyr beth ydyw gruddiau gwclw; Gwyr am oriau'r dywyll gell; Tawel ddug y beunydd c h werw, Er mwyn gwawr y dyddiau gwell. Perlau hedd geir yn ei goron; Llawryf tangnef yw ei fn Deil fel cysgod i ddelweddu Arwr Hedd ar Galfark I T wyn. JOHN REES- T wyn.
I CWYN COLL. Cyflwjnedig i'r Parch. D. Lloyd Griffiths,. Tirydail, ar ol ei annwyl a'i unig ferch. Gwynneth, yr hon a gollodd ei bywyd yn annhymig trwy foddi yn Afon Lash, yn bum mlwydd oed. ) Myfi yw, nac ofn'-vch." Gwaith anodd ydyw rhoddi Ei eiddo' n ol i Dduw, Er gwybod eu bod hwy yn mynd I loewach byd i fyw Pan ga y galon flodyn, A'r dwyfol ar ei wedd, Gwell ganddi farw na rhoi gwrid Ei wyneb yn y bedd. Ni wn am ddim mwy pruddaidd, Nac ingoedd mor ddi-hedd, Na i fam roi eilun serch ei bron Dan gloion oer y bedd; Ei gobaith gwyn yn bcdd 'n Annhymig ganol dydd. Tra'i hysbryd mewn cynhyrfus frav, Yn crynnu ar ei grudd. Gyfeillion trallodedig! Pe gallwn, rhown fy mraich A f'ysgwydd yn fy ngalar syn I gario rhan o'ch baich. Ond er agosed atoch, Rhy bell yw fenaid i I gario dim o' r gofid sydd Yn eich calonnau chwi. Mae'r syniad rod eich Gwynneth A" thlysni'n fud a gwyw, Yn gwasgu f'enaid bron i ddweyd Fod bai yn nhrefn fy Nuw. Oedd raid i'r Hit ei chipio I gwmni'r Nef cyn pryd? Creu aflonyddwch mae y ffaith Yng ngwraidd fy serch o hyd. Gwaith rhwydd yw dweyd mewn geiriau Nac ofnwch, Myfi yw," Ond gorchest oes fydd canu' r Cair- Fy Nhad sydd wrth y llyw." Mi wn fod lesu'n caru Edrychiad Gwynneth fwyn Ond mae yn anodd peidio dweyd Na ddylai Ef ei dwyn. Mi wn pa fodd y teimlai Fy mrawd y dwthwn erch Y bu yn chwilio r afon ddu Am wrthrych pur ei serch. Ond gwn bydd hedd agored Y ng nghraidd ei galon friw, Tra byddo ef heb groesi'r ffin Ar ol ei eneth wiw. Fy mrawd a'm chwaer mewn trallod. 'Dyw Iesu byth ymhell Oddiwrth yr ysbryd sydd dan faich 0 hiraeth yn ei gell. Nid wyf yn dweyd-na wylwch, Doeth ydyw trefniant Duw Mewn stormydd y mae'n dweyd o hyd, Nac ofnwch, Myfi yw." B. H. JONES (Mab-yr-Awen). Penygroes, Llandebie.
GWAUN-CAE-GURWEN. Gwyl Flynyddol.-Cynhaliodd y frawd- oliaeth yng Ngharmel ei gwyl flynyddol. ) Sul diweddaf. Arlwywyd bwrdd yr Efengyl i gynulleidfaoedd mawrion gan y Parch. Alfa Richards, Hermon, Brynaman, gydag arddel lad. Gellid yn hawdd rhestru yr wyl hor. ymvsg v soreuon. GWR AND AWR.
I CAERBRYN. Da gennyf gofnodi orchestwaith Mr. H. W. John yn Eisteddfod Eglwys Dewi Sant. Saron, rhyw bythfnos yn ol, pryd y daeth f nos yn o l pryd v daeth allan yn fuddugwr o amryw gystadleuwyi teilwng ar yr her unawd a gwobr o gini. Mae hyn yn gosod anrhydedd arno, ac ysbryd- iaeth lddo i ddatblygu mwy eto yn y dyfodoL Nos Wener diweddaf, dan nawdd Reception Committee y lie, yn Peniel, caiwyd cyngerdd er croesawi y ddau filwr canlynol, sef Priv. Ivor Thomas a Priv. David P. Williams. Cafwyd presenoldeb y lie yn grynno er croesawi y ddau mewn modd teilwng trwy gael adroddiadau ac unawdau pwrpasol iawn. Chwareuwyd y berdoneg gan Miss Alice Davies, Bryntalbot, a chadeiriwyd gydag arddeliad gan Mr. Morgan Davies, Bryn- talbot. Wythnos hapus a bythgofiadwy dreuliwyd yn yr 'ardal hon wythnos y Nadoiig, pan galwyd gan Gwmni Dramayddol y lie p'edwat perfformiad o'r ddrarua enwog, Y Prentis Plwyt." o dan arweiniad medrus Mr. Henry Morgan, Blaenau House. Cadeiriwyd yn ddeheuig gan y boneddigion canlynol :-N os Fawrth, Mr. Marise 1 Job nos Fercher, Mr David Henry; nos Wener, Mr. J. P. Richards, Penygroes. Y mae'r arweinydd a'; cwmni yn haeddu y gymeradwyaeth uchaf am eu lIafur diflino er tynnu allan y fath ddarlun byw, trwy eu dyfalbarhad yn ystod y gaeaf. Iw chael i r fath lwyddiant diamheuot. Teimlad pawb a'i clyvvodd yw Melys, moes eto." F y nymuniad yw ei chlywed yn y cylchoedd neu yn y He eto yn fuan. Yi oedd yr elw yn myned tuag at Reception Fund y He. Nos Lun diweddaf, yn Peniel. cynhaliwyd cyngerdd, dan nawdd y Reception Committee. er croesawi y Morwr Morgan D. Morgans. Bryntalbot, a'r Milwr OJ. Phillips. Yr oedd y lie yn orlawn y noson yma eto, er dangos cydymdeimlad a r ddau wron. Cadeiriwyd gan Mr. David Mainwaring yn ei ffordd naturiol ei hun, fel arfer. Aethpwyd drwy y rhaglen fel a ganlyn:-Unawd ar y ber- doneg, Miss Alice Davies: unawdau, Miss Gwyneth Lewis, Miss L. M. Davies (Liinos Blaenau), Mrs. Nicholas, Penygroes, Miss Roberts, Liandeb le, a Mr. H. W. John; unawdau ar y berdoneg, Miss Alice Davies. Miss Edna Henry, Miss Morgan, Blaenau House, a Master Gladwyn Henry; adrodd- iadau, Mr. Ben Rees, Master Gwynfor Lewis, Master Willie Morgan, a Miss Nancv Lewis. Cafwyd hwyl a bias a mwynhad o'r sylwedd a'r amcan uchaf posibl. X. L X.L." Printed and PubtUhed by the Amman Valley Chronicle, Limited, it their Offices, Quay Street, Ammanford, in the County of Car. marthen, January 9th, 1919.