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MR. ASQUITH AND THE MINERS.

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- I i BRYNAMMAN NOTES.i i

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BRYNAMMAN NOTES. ——— I'R HENADUR W. J. WILLIAMS, Y.H., HitYNAM MAX. Mur o ftawd a mawr ei ffvdd—vw'n ?VitHsuns, Anwylaf fab cynydd Ac ar y fa5nc y cawr fydd, Yii eithriadol weithredydd. Gwr o ddawn vn gar i'w ddydd—aer coin wawr Ac Ynad vsblsnydd Elfenau Saul o'i fewn sydd, Un heb v,,vtil barnydd. Ystalyfera. Ap Cledlyn CWARTER BACH IN ARMS I In Cwarter Bach, the long fermenting agitation against the oppressive' and un- fair treatment meted out to the parish in the Amman Valley Sewerage Scheme, has at last reached its climax. The parishoners are decided the scheme is to be opposed and fought to the utmost. Even a wcrm wiJl turn. With a body like the L.G.B. in being, and existing with the explicit purpose of seeing fair play and justice clone in local govern- ment, there is no reason why the small- er-t parish should suffer persecution at the hands of its wealthier and more formidable neighbours. The L.G.B. is tho proper authority for appeal, and the Parish Council is to be commended on choosing this course. As things stand, Cwarter Bach has to construct" its own trunk sewer through its own area, at its own cost; and in ad. d it ion has to contribute to some Si miles cf server below its own boundary. A mman ford, on the other hand ha.s.simply to construct a trunk through its own nirea, there being no sewer below to con- tribute to. This means some. 15s. per head more for Cwarter Bach than Am- manford for trunk facilities. Again, according to a rough estimate received, the Parish Council is satisfied that practically the w hole of this extra 10s. could be saved if the parish were allowed to embark on a local scheme. This disproportionate burden imposed on Cwarter Bach in the Joint Scheme arises from its position at the top of the Valley. The principle of apportionment adapted, as the basis in the Joint Scheme penalises the parish because of its geo- graphical position. In draining Ward II., which is similarly placed at the top of the Twrch Valley, the parish will again be expec ted to endure the same disabilities, when a Twrch Valley Scheme is embarked up- on. It is thus well worth while the parish collecting its reserves and contesting this unfair principle of apportionment at the present juncture. For this, however, funds are a neces- sary and important item, a.nd as things stand it rests entirely with individual ratepayers whether the case is presented to the, best advantage. At the public meeting held at Rhos- amman last week it was decided that a house to house collection throughout the parish should be made in an endeavour to get each ratepayer to contribute b. towards putting up a good fight. To half do the matter through want of funds is to court certain disaster. Unfortunately the Parish Council is prohibited from using its funds for the purpose; the Llandilo District Council. the responsible Sanitary Authority, could do so, but has refused, so nothing re- mained but that the ratepayers should defray the expense themselves. For any- one to begrudge the shilling asked for is to be penny wise and pound foolish. The very first half year after the parish as incorporated in the Amman Valley Scheme, the average ratepayer will find an extra ls.6d. added to his rates; and this will be maintained for some 30 years. It is thus a question of each ratepayer peculating a Is. to secure for himself a gain of several pounds. g;,i n of following p<)tinds. gated by the Parish Council at its meet- ing on Monday evening, to collect ftwds, for the purpose :—Upper C- Nii, John Ptorltir Thomas and Mr Dnii 1 11. Bowon. Cwmgarw Road Mr Divia Jorc-s. Paii'tycelyn; Mr William Jrner-, BrYll- m"r House. Rh<vamman Mr Idri, William-. Tinman's Row Jld Chanel Street Mr Mot'w "Ree". ard Mr F. Jniv.-s. Mountain Read Mr \V. C< M. j Griffith Wiiliams, Bivnw iUi. PUBLIC HALL AND LIBRARY Mr J. Lloyd Thomas, B.A., was elec- ted chairman of the. above committee at the last meeting for the coming year, with Mr David Jcnes, Pantycelyn, and Mr Griffith Williams, Brynwith, as vice. ADDED HONOURS AND HESPONSI- BILITIES The congregation worshipping at Siloam Baptist Chapel was oil Sunday evening balloted for an addition to its diacon ate, resulting ill the four following gentle- men being elected deacons in the order given below :— Mr John Beddoe, Banwen Mr Tom B. Evans, Park road Mr John Hopkin, Glyn road; Mr William Davies, Glyn road. The inclusion of the two latter again adds to the- supremacy of Glyn ruad its the abode of holders of deaconal honours. With Mr Davies it can now count its three deacons all of Siloam living next door to one another, the other two being Mr John Lewis and Mr D. Bowen. This is a record unequalled locally. Is it the special need of Glyn road, or its deserv- ing, that claims for it such an unique and honourable record ? LLANDDEUSANT EISTEDDFOD The event of the year is announced for Feb. 27th and local competitors are al- ready on the qui vive. We wonder whether its attraction is solely due to th? prizes given, or may not some of it be due to the suffragettes? CWMLYNFELL FOUND WANTING Th9 match announced for la-st Satur- day at Waiiii Esgyrn failed to material- ize, owing to the non-appearance of the visiting team. We had nigherto credited them with better organisa.tion than this lapse of theirs seems to indicate. We haopened to know that several of the local team had cancelled important en- gagements ( ) in a,nticipaticn of what was not. THE MINISTRY The Bethania pulpit, last Sunday at both services was occupied by Mr D. A. Thomas, younger sou of the Rev. W. D. Thomas, Gibea. This was the first ser- mon for Mr Thcmas to deliver away from heme, a?d .?11 who heard him en Sundav wore loud in their praise a::d conndent d the futuro in store for so promising a preacher. The Bethania pastor, the Rev..John L?welyn, had very kindly undertaken to conduct the services at the chrrchM ministered to by the Rev. Tom Davies, at Ll'indyssul. We all sympathise with .Mr Davies in his recent sad bcreave- nL lt in losing his help-mate, after 'out three short years cf married life. HOME RULE Dr Esmond, M.P., for Tippeiary.) visted Gibea OIl Friday evening last, 4iiid delivore.d a strring lecture on the well- worn question of Irish Home Rule. A resolution supporting the government in pushing forward the claims of Ireland was put and carried. County Councillor Gwiiym Yaughan presided. li;;d the speaker chosen local home rule as his subject he might have met with still greater enthusiasm, and a hundied-fold greater eppesiticn. The bungling and cppressjve tactics recently indulged in by local bodies is- re sponsibie for a remarkable decline in the public faith in this direction. "A uEWELL A farewell concert was held at the Brynamman Hotel last Friday, by the numbers oi the Bristol and West of England Friendly Society, to honour the departure of the Society's Secretary, Mr David G riffiths, late Penybank House, Cwm.garw, who with his family left for Ystrad Rhondda, this weEk. There was a crowded audience and a, suitable pre- sentation was subscribed for. Mr Griffiths was the first secretary of the Society in Brynamman, which started 12 years ago with but four members. Since then, thanks to the enterpris.e of the secretary, it has grown to oe one of the strongest. Mr Griffiths will hencefoi th act as host of the Railway Hotel, Ystrad Rlion- dda., whincei he carries the best wishes of his Brynamman friends. Mr John Rees, Park Lane, was ap- pointed secretary pro. tern, for the Society. OBITUARY At Gibea. on Moi'diy the six months old ch;ld of Mr John Jones, Rhos fa., was buried.

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