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AMMANFORD JOTTINGS.

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AMMANFORD JOTTINGS. Water on the brain Yes, certainly that is the disease some of our neighbours at Ammanford suffer from. I was myself interviewed this week as to my jottings on the water question last week. My interviewer had a lethal weapon under his arm, which he made to wriggle in a suggestive way, while he catechised me on the subject of my views on water. I explained to him that I was not prepared with any views, that my business led me to prefer views in oils to water colours, but I could not shake my interviewer off until I had pro- mised to give his views on the water question. They are as follows 44 Ammanford has never been short of water. There are a great number of wells existing already, public and private, and half a dozen more at convenient spots would complete the perfection of a supply. There is no danger of contamination of water, as our soil is so gravelly. The Llandyfan water is too heavily charged with lime for drinking purposes, and the Local Government Inspector has only said we must have a water supply, neither speci- fying wells or a distant supply." There that is as far as I can recollect the torrent of words which fell on my devoted head. He then took breath, and after a short run jumped at me tcrain with You are quite mistaken in saying that°the feeling against the scheme has subsided it is more acute than ever; it is only because the people who want the scheme are more noisy than we are that you think noise means strength. There are more people against the scheme now than ever there were, and they feel more bitterly than ever the wrong that would be done if this unnecessary scheme were harshly thrust upon them." When I recovered my breath after this last cascade I escaped and went home to rêst. I shall interview a few more next week and five the results. ° # I was wrong last week in saying that a fencing class had started in Ammanford. The objects of the class are, firstly, single-stick (a much more 11- ".11. useiui accompnsnmenc nowadays than fencing); secondly, boxing thirdly, dumb-bell exercises and gymnastics generally. This class fulfils the objects I shadowed forth last week, and deserves all the more to succeed, because it is to be self- supporting, and will not cadge for outside help. I believe the idea originated with Mr C. Buthin, who deserves great praise for his work in organis- ing the class. ° V Yet another club I learn that a Law Tennis Club is started in Ammanford. This, again, is a step in the right direction, and deserves success. V Nothing will satisfy some people The last thing out is dissatisfaction with the committee who have worked so hard to obtain an Inter- mediate School for Ammanford. I happen to know something of the work these gentlemen have done, and should like to see the malcontents do one tithe of the work for the good of the place. They might then grumble and snarl as much as they please. The cry this time is the usual one—the one by which the Ammanford grumbler may be recognised at a thousand yards distance that the thing is being managed by a clique. Yes, my yelping friends, by a clique elected at a well-attended meeting, and who enjoy tUe emitfido)ioe of their follow-eitizess of 4.Qf.rd. # The annual Ammanford Eisteddfod is aa- nounced for September. I trust it will be as great a success as last year. I shall be able to tell my readers more about it next week. Mr W. N. Jones, of Tirydail (our County Councillor) is shortly selling oil' his farming stock.

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