SEED POTATOES. SEL?D PUT AI %OES n conjunction with the Inspector to the Board of Agriculture we have this year procured a large supply of SEED POTATOES that are resistant to Wart Disease. LEWIS & EVANS, The House of Quality, GARNANT. GLASS of every Description. POLISHED PLATE GLASS (Thousands of feet in Stock) For Shop Fronts, Windows, Sashes, Cases, Motor Screens, etc., etc. Practical Glaziers sent to all parts. HORTICULTURAL GLASS stocked in all sizes. Enquiries and quotations solicited. Several tons of GALVANISED SHEETS from 4 ft. to 10 ft., 24 & 26 Gauge. Special quotations for half ton lots. A Large Stock of WIRE NETTING and BARBED WIRE in Stock. I have still some hundreds of Articles, including All Kinds of TOOLS to Clear, at BARGAIN PRICES, Slightly soiled through alteration of premises. A S, good household, from 1/9, 2/ 2/3 upwards, and hundreds of Articles too numerous to mention. B. SHEPHERD, Ammanford. Tel. No. 48. T*J PYLE TENNIS VIEW • n. PYLE, RESTAURANT & BAKERY, College Street, AMMANFORD. The Best House in the District for High-class Brcaa, Cake, & Pastry. Everything Manufactured from the Purest Materials. My 6d. GLOBE CAKES in Madeira, Cherry, Seed, Sultana, and Currant delight all Consumers. No Tea Table is complete without one of these delicious comestibles. ALL KINDS OF ORNAMENTAL CAKES TO ORDER. The Premises have been ENLARGED to meet the needs of Customers. UP-TO-DATE TEA and DINING ROOMS. AFTERNOON TEAS A SPECIALITY. Catering in all Branches on or off the Premises. I Accommodation for Commercials. EYESIGHT CHATS. "OCULAR HEADACHES." HE most common symptoms of defective sight are Headaches.. Many Headaches attributed to Indigestion and Liver are due to the Eyes. These Headaches become gradually worse, and giddiness, insomnia, pains at the back of the Eyes follow. Nothing will cure this state of things except wearing correct scien- tifically-fitted glasses. The cause removed, the disagreeable symptoms disappear. I will test your sight and tell you if your Headaches, etc., are due to defects of vision. ENQUIRIES SOLICITED. ￼ W LUI1AS JEWELLER and A,* W,, JUJ?jA!? SIGHT TESTING OPTICIAN Rhosmaen Street, LLANDILO. THE "AMMAN VALLEY CHRONICLE" Printing Offices, Quay Street, AMMANFORD. The A mman Valley Chronicle Limited undertake any and every kind of Printing from a Visiting Card to a Poster, or a Dance Programme to a Novel. Orders taken for reprints of Letters, Articles, or Advertisements from the Chronicle. All communications, containing Orders for Printing, should be Plainly Addressed to THE MANAGER, Amman Valley Chronicle Offices, Quay Street, Ammanford. v Letters, MSS., and Advertisements intended for insertion in the Newspaper should be directed to EDITOR, Amman Valley Chronicle, Ammanford. This Establishment is a Noted House for First-Class Printing, and for the Quality of the Work, combined with Accuracy, Despatch, and Secrecy, has gained the confidence of the Professions and Business Firms in the District of East Carmarthenshire. COMMERCIAL & GENERAL. ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUES. PRICE LISTS, BOOKS, PAMPHLETS, ANNUAL REPORTS, MUSIC OF ALL KINDS. CIRCULARS, &c. LEGAL & ACCOUNTANCY. ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION. PROSPECTUSES. INDENTURES, AGREEMENTS. STATEMENTS OF CLAIM. BALANCE SHEETS, STATEMENTS OF AFFAIRS, tec. SURVEYORS. PLANS. BILLS OF QUANTITIES. CONDITIONS OF CONTRACTS. CONTRACT FORMS. &c. AUCTION & ESTATE AGENTS. PARTICULARS OF SALE AND PLANS, CONDITIONS OF SALE. POSTERS. CATALOGUES. TENANCY AGREEMENTS. &c. "AMMAN VALLEY CHRONICLE" LIMITED, Printing Offices, Quay Street, AMMANFORD. Branch Office at Crow Hands.
The Weights and Measures Inspec- tor, in his annual report, supplies an .interesting and even amusing bit of information. It is in reference to a case heard at Llanelly. He states: I found one load of coal delivered to the purchaser, which was lewt. lqr. short of a ton, the weight represented on the ticket. As it was a serious deficiency, I took proceedings against the sellers. The justices dismissed the case on payment of seven shillings costs. The defendants, through a soli- citor, pleaded it wa5 a mistake. The case was not reported in two of the Llanelly newspapers, and the defi. ciency was reduced to 14 lbs. in the other paper's report of the case.
I Carmarthenshire County II Council. QUARTERLY MEETING AT LLANDILO. A meeting of the Carmarthenshire County Council was held at Llandilo, on Wednesday last, Mr. Jas. Phillips, St. Clears, Chairman, presiding. As the result of an unusual number of deaths among members, the Council considered the appointment of three aldermen and three cqunty councillors. The Rev. E. B. Lloyd, Bwlch- newydd, was elected alderman in the place of the late Mr. D. L. Jones, of Derlwyn, Carmarthen; Mr. James Phillips, St. Clears (chairman of the County Council), in the place of the late Mr. John Williams, Penlan, St. Clears; and Mr. H. E. B. Richards, Carmarthen, was elevated to the alder- manic bench in the place of the late Mr. C. E. Morris, Carmarthen. The greatest interest was manifested in the selection of a representative for Llan- dilo to succeed the late Mr. J. W. Gwynne-Hughes (Lord Lieutenant of the county). Mr. J. Towyn Jones, M. P was recommended by the local Liberal Association, and Lord Dynevor by a meeting of ratepayers. The latter body asked leave to have a deputation heard. The Rev. R. H. Jones proposed that they proceed with the election. The Chairman said it would be a very foolish practice to begin to hear deputations on such occasions. Dr. Williams asked if the filling of the vacancy was optional or compul- sory. If it were optional, he thought it could be left for the present. The Clerk (Mr. J. W. Nicholas) said that he thought the position was the same as when formerly a vacancy was declared. They had to take steps to fill it. The Council was proceeding to vote when a telegram from Lord Dynevor was handed in, stating that if Mr. Towyn Jones' name was submitted for election he should prefer to withdraw his name and keep the political truce. Mr. Towyn Jones, who was pre- sent, was thereupon elected unani- mously. Mr. Joseph Roberts: I hope he will not use the whip to-day. (Laughter) The Chairman said Lord Dynevor deserved their warmest thanks for the manner in which he had acted. ( Hear, hear). Lady Howard was elected to suc- ceed her late husband, Sir Stafford Howard, for the Llanelly Borough vacancy; and Mr. Thomas Phillips, Gilfach-y- Jestyn, to succeed the late Mr. Thomas Jones, Penronw, in the representation of the Conwil division. The name of Mr. T. Barrett, Glyn Wallis, had also been submitted for I the latter vacancy, and in proposing Mr. Phillips 'the Rev. E. B. Lloyd said it was a downright insult to the constituency to bring in an outsider. The Llanpumpsaint people are not semi-savages, they are not intellectual bankrupts, and they can afford to send men to the Council to look after their own affairs without going outside," he added. Mr. Phillips received 23 votes as against 20 for Mr. Barrett. FARMERS CRITICISED. I I he Council reterred a request that waste land at Quarter-bach, near Black Mountain, should be cultivated to the War Agricultural Committee, which had already decided to cultivate land in that district. The Committee hoped to get motor tractors from the War Office, and also soldiers to carry out the necessary work. There were also two other areas in the county which the Committee intended to acquire. Aid. W. N. Jones said he found a large number of cottage gardens in the county not cultivated. They were simply used for ash h-ap purposes, and it was desirable that action should be taken with a view to their cultivation. Landlords should bring pressure to bear on their tenants, and make it a con- dition of tenancy that they should make the most of their gardens. Mr. Nathan Griffiths .said similar action ought to be taken in regard to farms not sufficiently cultivated. Mr. Mervyn Peel said there was not sufficient labour on the land. Mr. Nathan Griffiths said that as a military representative he found farmers to a large extent had been sending their sons to collieries and other works so as to shirk military service. Mr. W. Harries, Llanarthney, chal- lenged Mr. Griffiths to name a single j farmer who had done so. PRICE OF SEE-D POTATOES. I The question of the price at which the War Agricultural Committee would be able, to supply seed potatoes was discussed, on a letter from Quarter- bach Parish Council, and Mr. Gwilym Vaughan said he had been looking at I the price lists of merchants, and if the people had to pay 20s. a cwt. for seed potatoes, they in the Amman Valley would not take it up. Mr. B. Evans said there were areas in which wart disease was prevalent, and they would not be allowed to plant any but wart resisting potatoes. There were about half a dozen sorts that were wart resisting, and the Secretary of the War Agricultural Committee was nego- tiating for them. He believed the secretary was going to that district. Orders were in cwts. and lewts., and the secretary would like each district to bulk their orders and arrange for a local committee to distribute. Mr. Drummond said they would probably get them at 8s. per cwt., but he couldn't hope for that. If they got Scotch seed, they could not buy them under 15s. a cwt.; but they could get quite good seed-English seed potatoes -that would be perhaps something like 1 Is. to 12s. Dr. Williams proposed if they could not get them at 8s., the county should subsidise and retail them at 8s. The Chairman pointed out that they were dealing with a letter from Quarter-bach, but they had gone all over the question. What was their opinion on the letter before them? Mr. Joseph moved it be referred to the War Agricultural Committee. The Clerk read the letter, which stated that, in view of the urgency of increasing the food supply, the Com- mittee request the County Council to purchase the requisite supply of seed potatoes, and that the Committee cir- cularise the Parish Councils and caU attention to the importance of the ques- tion generally, and ask them to furnish information regarding the proper quan- tity of seed potatoes in the different local ities. The matter was referred to the War Agricultural Committee. FARM COLONY. Mr. Thomas Thomas, Llangennech, moved the appointment of a deputation to wait upon Sir Richard Winfrey, who has to make the final selection of a site for the farm colony for disabled sol- diers allotted to Wales, to urge the claims of Carmarthenshire. He con- tended it would be most unreasonable to send soldiers, the great majority of whom lived in South Wales, to North Wales when they had in Carmarthen- shire a site in such a central position near to the industrial areas. Dr. J. H. Williams seconded, and said the fact that 80 to 87 per cent. of the soldiers of Wales had been re- cruited from South Wales was suffi- cient to justify the claims of South Wales to this colony. A deputation was appointed, con- sisting of Messrs. Towyn Jones, M.P., Benj. John, Jno. Lloyd, Ben Evans, W. N. Jones, Thos. Thomas, Dudley Drummond, Dr. Williams, the chairman of the Council (Mr. Jos. Phillips), and Mr. H. Jones-Davies. The Rev. Hugh Jones, Llanelly, moved a resolution appealing to the Government to prohibit the sale of intoxicants during the period of the war ancl- ix months afterwards. Dr. J. H. Williams, Buny Port, seconding, said one of the saddest facts in connection with this war was that more money was being spent in drink in one year than on shells. Prohibition should have been adopted at the begin- ning of the war. The motion was carried.
Charity Returns from I Cinemas. I At the quarterly meeting of the Car- marthenshire County Council, .held at Llandilo, the Gerk rem-injded the Council that in October last they passed a resolution That permission be granted to Mr. Leon Vint to open his Palace on Christmas Day, and to iuch other managers of cinemas who should apply, the distinct under- standing that th-; whole of the pro- ceeds, less working expenses, should be handed over to charity, and that a return of such sums should be furnished to the County Council." The Popular Cinema, Llanelly, had supplied a re- turn, receipts £ 17 4s. 9d., expendi- ture £1 I 16s. Id., for charity 15 8s. 8d.; New Dock, Llanelly, receipts £ 15 Is., expenditure £ 1 0 4s. 6d., for charity, by adding a few shillings, 15; Vint's Picture Palace, receipts, £ 48 6s. 5d., expenditure £ 29 6s. I Is., for charity f-18 19s. 6d.; Haggar's, receipts £51 Os. 8d., ex- penditure £ 46 17s., for charity 14 3s. 8d.; Crecraft's, Tumble, receipts ii 15s. 10d., expenditure 15s. 10d., for charity ii; P cturedrome, Llan- elly, receipts £ 3 i5s. 6d., expendi- ture £3 18s. 4d.-—( laughter); Kid- welly, receipts S.D js. 3d., expendi- ture, £ 2 Is. 3d., for charity 1.3 3s.; Alpha, Brynamman. receipts £ 15 12s. lid., expenditure is 12s. lid., for cIharity k7; Empire, Carmarthen, re- ceipts kll 6s. 8d., expenditure £6 8s. 6d., for charity 14 18s. 2d. That was, the Clerk added, all he had been able to get. Aid. W. N. Jones asked by what regulation or rule these cinemas were allowed to be open on Christmas Day. He understood they were not to be allowed open on Chtistmas Day, Good Friday, or Sundays. The Clerk repeated the resolution of the Council as given above. Aid. Jones said lhat was in direct opposition to the regulation laid down by the Council sg:jiclears ago, in that very hall. They had arguments for and against, and it was decided then by an overwhelming majority these places should not under any circum- stances be allowed to be open. (Hear, hear) He thought the resolution read by the Clerk was quite outside the case, because it did not rescind the resolution, and it was not known throughout the county. He happened to know a large nursber of gentlemen who were interested in cinemas which did not open on Christmas Day, be- cause they were under the impression they could not do so. He was under that impression himsftlf. He thought it was wrong and quite out of order; they ought to have stuck to their original resolution. It was useless to allow these people to open on the Sabbath or Christmas Day for the pur- pose of getting something for charity. When they looked at the returns, what did they get? Just a few sovereigns. In one case the takings were S,51 and the expenses 1-46, only 15 being handed over to charity. They were simply being blinded in this way. Let them keep to their resolution, and shut these places entirely on those days, or let them all open and have done with it. Mr. Mervyn Peel said although the sums handed over to charity were rather small, they were not con- temptible as Mr. Jones said. Aid. W. N. Jones: I didn't say they were contemptible. Mr. Mervyn Peel thought the sums were very valuable to the charities to which they were given; and he hoped this practice would be allowed to con- tinue. It was no use their blowing hot and cold, or fast and loose, at one time allowing this, and at another refusing it, and then probably when the Council was in a bad humour on an- other day they would have the same thing over again. It was quite a reasonable thing that on Christmas Day these cinema shovs which choose to apply should be allowed to open, provided they gave all the net profits, after deducting expenses, to certain charities. They were only following out Scriptural instructions. It was cer- tainly bringing that Council into a farcical condition to be continually blowing hot and cold in this matter. Mr. Joseph: Are we in order in dis- cussing this question? Mr. Dudley Drummond: Let us wait until next Christmas Day. Dr. Williams: I think the ruling of this meeting ought to be in the hands of the Chairman. (Laughter) Mr. T. B. Jones said he considered ,the reports from Llanelly to be very dishonest. He took tho trouble to visit one of the cinemas that evening, and he understood it was ti e third meeting that day, yet the place was crammed full. He could not even get in the galleiy, and he was fool enough to I d 1 d I I stan d near the pictures; and it near l y killed him before the evening was over. (A Member: Quite right," and laughter). He had spoken to the manager of the Popular Cinema, Llan- elly, and he told him he was going to give £ ) 5 to charity. Now,, according to the report, he only gave £ 5 odd. Naturally, he wanted to make arrange- ments with the managers of the other places, and they pooh-poohed the business; they were not going to hand over what they mace. The Council had a row about this business before granting them permission to open on this day. He hoped they were in a position to derrand a proper balance sheet, and that they would press the point to get their proper share for charities. Otherwise these places should not be open in future at all on holidays. Mr. Nathan Griffiths seconded, re- marking that there was, however, something to be said for opening. Other people were able to go to play and see football, and it was quite as bad to play football as to go to a cinema. Although a proper account should be given, and the agreement be carried out that the surplus should be given to charity, they must not deprive people of a place for their recreation. Aid. H. E. B. Richards said he happened to be connected with a cinema of a similar kind, and their show was closed on Christmas Day. Personally, he was opposed to the opening of any of these shows on Christmas Day. He happened to have a little knowledge of what the actual expenses of these shows were, and he had no hesitation in saying that the returns given did not bear out his ex- perience of such expenses and takings. He believed there was only one way of ascertaining and getting at the root of the whole thing, and that was to get a properly prepared balance sheet, backed up by actual display of the expenses they incurred, both in respect of wages on that day and the expense of the films hired for the occasion. He supported Aid. W. N. Jones strongly, too, and thought the Council should once for all put an end to this easy lackadaisical way of dealing with reso- lutions that were passed in years gone by. If they were not going to stand by the resolutions passed after thoroughly thraShing out and consider- ing the subject, then they would not know where they were. He thought the charities would be infinitely better off, if the money expended by the people who frequented these places on Christmas Day remained in their pockets, so that it could go in another direction. (Hear, hear). Dr. Williams said, in justice to the men of Llanelly, it should be noted that there was one whose return was correct, and that man, T. Samuel, had since had to close his place. What right had Mr. Blagdon Richards to assert that this question- had been fully discussed before? Was not this last resolution discussed equally as freely and openly? Why on earth didn't Mr. Richaards ask for the recission of the previous resolution, because he was equally responsible as any other mem- ber there? He was wise after the event. Aid. H. E. B. Richards: I was not there. I thought I was. Dr. Williams: You don't know where you are. (Laughter). The Clerk said it was not necessary to rescind the previous resolution, as the second was only a slight modifica- tion. Aid. W. N. Jones said he was quite ready to move the suspension of the standing orders, so that they might go back to their original resolution, or he would give notice of motion for the next meeting. Mr. David Davies, Rhyblid, moved as an amendment that, seeing the cinema managers had been so dishonest in giving incorrect statements, the mat' ter be left on the table. Mr. Dd. Hughes: That is adding insult to injury. It was agreed the Council should insist upon proper balance sheets being presented.
Similar to Thaw Case. In the filming of the second instal- ment of the great Essanay serial pic- ture, The Strange Case of Mary Page," which this (Thursday) and to-morrow evening will be shewn at Gwaun-cae-gurwen Public Hall, the leading lady. Miss Edna Mayo, was so roughly handled by the villain that a beautiful gown of white and silver tulle, especially designed for the pro- duction by Lady Duff Gordon (Lucille) was so trampled and torn that it was afterwards only fit to be split in halves and used as a pair of lace curtains. This episode carries the mystery of who killed David Pollock a step further, and would-be detec- tives who see the film will be able to sift the several clues that are con- tained in it. An exact replica of the famous Court Room of Justice where the Thaw Case was tried will be shewn. In order to obtain the desired effect; Mr. Charles Hay don, the pro- ducer, made drawings of the actual Court Room. In many degrees the two cases present a remarkable similarity. In each case the murdered man and the principal female figure were pro- minent in the theatrical world, and the past lives of Evelyn Thaw and Mary Page shew many degrees of resemblance, which continue right up to the fifteenth and final episode of the film.