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-----------BRITON FERRY.


----------| LLANDILO.



LLANDOVERY. Penlan Water Scheme.What has become of the proposed sulphur water scheme from Penlan Farm, which was considered by the Improvement Committee a year ago? Rea- ders are anxious to hear, so ye committeemen let us have an Iteco ullt, of your stewardship! Board of Guardians.—The business trans- acted aT the usual fortnightly meeting of the Board of Guardians held on Friday last, under the presidency of Aid. Thomas Watkins, Ty- cerng, was of a routine character, and of little public interest. The relieving officer and master's reports were practically the only matters under consideration. Municipal Elections: Contest Improbable. —'The last day for receiving nominations of candidates for the quartette of vacant seats in the Town Council has been fixed for to-day (Friday). At present a contest is still im- probable. although rumours have reached me that so and so intends seeking the rate- payers' suffrages. One cannot tell, therefore. what may crop up. Concerning 'I'lie "Rugger" code seems to be on the wane at Llandovery. The Guild are going in for the game. but owing to the exclusion of outsiders, a strong team cannot be expected. The Collegians are fairly good tills season, but lack in avoirdupois, yet make up for this in scientific play and alert- ness. Hockey seems to "rule the roost" and is exceedingly popular. Even the juveniles prefer handling a hockey stick to a football. The Llandovery eleven this Tear is very strong, and have been materially strengthened with the inclusion of some new blood. As I anticipated, they gave Oystermouth a se vere whacking. '"Llandoverian"' writes:—Perhaps you will permit me to say that on Mr. Abel Thomas, K.C., M.P.. visiting Llandovery next Friday night, when speaking on the above Bill. he I- will endeavour to make plain the real posi- tion in which the Voluntary Schools stands in relation to popular control or taxation versus representation. From what has transpired in the debate, so far ill the House of Commons itself, there seems to be a good deal of con- fusion upon the matter, and more still in the country. Mr. Abel Thomas will do a favour to his constituents by_making the matter clear, for instance as to the real position and dutv of "managers" of Voluntary Schools, and ais(I how the Board Schools will stand ef- fected There is one thing we have noticed, tut in all the alarm raised by the Liberal party, yet out of 187 Liberal members only a little over 30 have yet put in an appearance and voted on the measure. Where are the rest? And where Mr. Abel Thomas? Mayor's Successful Appeal.—We are pleased to learn that the appeal of the Mayor and Members of the Improvement Committee for subscriptions towards the formation of a band, is being spontaneously responded to, and from all present prospects a band will soon be 11l existence. The old band, which bv now has sunk into oblivion, was generally known by the striking but not very graceful name of "Band a Bola." a title which was given them by reason of some of the members propensit yfor "Beverages." We trust that once the new band commences, a ruli will be enforced prohibiting such an un- necessary habit during practices on "march" days. The project will then certainly tend to the enrollment of steady and respectable young men, whose aim will be in making the band, not only a success, but a credit to tho ancient borough of Llanymdyfri. Freehold Property Sale.-On Friday hist-, at the Castle Hotel. Messrs. Morgan and Da- vies offet-ed for sale by public auction two freehold farms and lands situate in Llanfair- arvbryn. There was a fair attendance, and the bidding of a somewhat brisk character. One of the lots were, however, withdrawn, on account of the reserve price not being reached. Mr. W. Rees, solicitor. Llandovery repre- sented the vendor. The following were the results:- Lot 1.—Farm of Penywaun. containing 134a. or. 20 p.. in the occupation of Mr. Sam- ue] Edwards, as yearly tenant, at the annual rent of JB55. Purchased by Mr. Jeffrey Mor- gan. Velingutto Mill, near Llandovery, for £ 945, timber £ 10 in addition. Lot 2.—Farm of Maesvgwaelod. containing 117a. lr. 35p. in the occupation of Mr. Thos. Pearce. at 5per annum. Withdrawn at £ 800. Meeting on the Education Bil1.Placlf(h have been posted around the town and neigh- bourhood announcing that Mr. Abel Thomas. K.C., M.P., will give an address at the Town Hal on Friday evening on the Education Bill, which is one of the main themes of conversa- tion just at present in the borough. All parties should join together and aid in giving the children the best means of obtaining a thorough education. This is the feeling in which the measure should bs faced, and to) much party strife has already been infused. Bv tjle by, we had seriously thought that our esteemed member had forgotten tnat such an ancient borough as Llandovery was in exis- tence, seeing that he had not been amongst us since the last general election. hfj- Thomas. we are well aware, is a busy man (If the law. We are. however, pleased to h-ive him amongst us again, and we trust iiis tisita will not in future be so few and far betv/Pti' Perhaps it may be the rumours of a possible dissolution that have moved him on thv oc- casion? Social Tea and Tlium,. day evening last at the vestry of the Wil- liam s lantycelyn Memorial Chapel, a social tea a.nd entertainment was held in connection tile YoUl)g Guild. The enter- tai"mentw,.s the first of a. series which is mtencied to be held weekly during the win- ter months. A large number sat down to an excellent tea with cake and other delicacies, which was catered in admirable style by Coun- cillor T. Roberts, of the Jubilee Crown Stores. I I The entertainment was subsequently held, and a capital programme was arranged. The pro- ceedings (which were capably presided over by Dr. T. E. Thomas, of Bailyglas, the pastor of the chapel) opened with the hymn, "Work fo;' tho mgtit is coming." The Chairman then delivered a capital address, and the succeed- ing item was a song by Miss Esther Preece, winch was sweetly rendered. Master Eustace Harries gave a good recitation, and the song by Miss Elsie Williams was well received. Mr. Lewis Thomas next delivered an instruc- tive paper. The duett, which followed, by Misses Muriel P. Thomas and Edith Davies, was one of the most entertaining items in the programme. The music was pretty and the 1 rendition of a sweet and perfect character. Miss Charlotte U. Major and Miss Sophie Wil- liams were also particularly good in their respective songs, and Miss Minnie Stephens won apjilaudits for her artistic rendering of her solo. Capital recitations were given by Miss Rachel Morgan and Miss Maggie Jane Jones, the latter especially giving another I roof of the fine elocutionary powers which she 0' possesses. A hymn tune from Sankev's con- cluded a very interesting and appreciable musical programme. At the close, a hearty vote of thanks was accorded the rev. gentle- man for presiding, a similar compliment being passed to Miss Hazzleby, Neuadd House, for the gratuitous use of the piano. Miss Saun- ders Thomas, of Belmont, accompanied throughout in her usual capable style. Llandovery V. Oystermouth: Hockey. J This match, the first of the season at Llan- dovery, was played on Saturday. Oyster- mouth, though short of Beiiingham. brought up a good side, Perkins and Aetteil, of In- ternational fame, being included. The home- sters had to include three youngsters to sub- stitute 11-iriT Watkins. Hoyle. and Milner- Jones ot last year's team. The home side turned out as follows:—Goal, S. H. Price; backs. D. Edgar Williams (capt.), and Edgar EMUIS halves, A. Hon re. D. Druinmond, and Dan Jenkins; forwards, Dan Jones, E. C. Williams. M. 11. Xichols, A. Ingram, and Gilbert .Jones i 10111 tne ou]ly-on, tlie game was last and exciting, and for a time neither side ob- tained any advantage. Soon, however, the home forwards got into their stride and biought off several very good runs, Nichols keeping 1113 wings well supplied. From one of these runs. Gilbert Jones centred well, and Nichois, with a fast-, low shot, put his side ahead. On the restart ,the home team main- tained their good form, and forced several corners, which proved abortive, and it was some time oefore Came Williams was enabled to notch the second goal from another good centre by Gilbert Jones. From this point the game became rather scrambling. Llandov- ery. though continually pressing, could not score. Oystermouth occasionally broke away chiefly by means of Perkins and Nettell, but the home backs and halves repelled the at- tacks until close upon half-time, when Per- kins put on a goal y/ith a well dixected shot that gave Price no chance. Half-time arrived with the score 2 to 1 in favour of Llandovery. TI1'. second half opened with give and take play, neither^ side being able to make much headway- Ultimately Nichols gave Dan Jones possession, who celltred to Carne Wil- liams. He gave up to Ingram, who centred to Nichols, who scored with a smart shot. On the restart the home forwards were again busy. Dan Jones and Came Williams on the left, and Gilbert Jones and Ingram on the right, combining verv well, took the ball clown to circle, where Nichols again scored from a. pass from Carne Wil- liams. Ihf home forwards and halves were at this period playing a beautiful game. and kept Oystermouth strictly on the defensive. The filth goal -was soon notched—Nichols again scoring and, after a good run up by the right wing, Jenkins passed to Nichols, Nvlio [put Oil tiftit From this point. the homesters seemed to relax their efforts. with the result that Perkins and Co. were soon buzzing round the Llandovery goal. Several corners were conceded, but it was some time before the visitors scored their second goal, after some good inter-passing between Perkins and Net tell. Resuming, the visitors k-ent tij) tlit, and were rewarded with u gUa] from Strict. The home [or'A 'i'ds again broke a way towards the close, and Iron, ;m eXL.;ting struggle in the ci-cle scored their seventh goal. Time was socu aftel'>ai'os called with the score: LhlJ- COMMENT'S OX THE GAME. The result was a pleasant surprise to the Ll;;ndov'erlal's- Their team was something in the nature of an experiment, and the commit- tee are cj,ngratuluU'd 011 their choice ot a side. e ^'n'ee new men—Ingram (inside ileft back), fullv justified their selection. and ought to develop into verv useful players. Too nutcu pi,use cannot be awarded to Per- kins auo Nettell of the visiting forwards The lorinei is an. accomplished dribbler, and when lie shoots the goalkeeper knows Nettell distinguished lumself by some clever stick work- Of the home plavers the for- wards and halves distinguished themselves. The live, forwards pjaVed well together— characteristics of their "game being short. quick n<?> s^art following up. and accur- ate cent'[big- Gilbert Jones and D an Jones, the outsio6^- P':i;ed a good game, the last named Pu^U}S 1,1 son>e good dribbling. In the cen!re N'uiols had a "day out." and gave it brilli¡tllt (hpl¡¡y. He kept his iir.e of for- wards wU-x responsible for five of the goals- Ihe!taÎ\-e" uovjaHj hard. Hoare in the ccntre d'Jng very well. lie had a tough OI?T)()1.!ent.1I1 Perkins. but allowed him to take 11(1 liberties. I)VU,H,1U)IU| and Jenkins also did Thp first named had the cleverer wIng ''gainst him. and is to be con- gratulated 011 Ills play. Jenkins kept his wing format dsn el] supplied, and was a "trier" to the iast- llle two backs. Witfiams and Evans performed brilliantly at times, but were, ratber uneven. Williams' hitting power has not fiiilen off sUK.0 tast season, though he sometime* HJSlllt.. Evans is a youngster who will develop mto .1 very good back. Price, in goal, had not nnich to do. What came his way was satisiacioi^- (|0)|t with.

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j Petitions Against the Bill.

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Witnesses for Promoters.

Fierce Opposition from Margam.

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j Agreements Arrived At.