SCALE OF CHARGES. The only way to Reach the People in these Districts is to Advertise in the Chronicle. Special Quotations for Tradesmen's Advertisements. Auctioneers' Advertisement* 3d. per line. Legal, Municipal, and Public Notice. 6d. „ Parliamentary Notice. 9d. Paragraph Advertisements anongst News 6d. „ Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 20 Words, 1/6; and 3d. for each 8 additional words. Miscellaneous Wants, For Sales, To Let.! 21 Words for )/ 3d. for every addi- tional 8 words. Three Insertions for 2/ Small Advertisements, unless prepaid, will be charged 6d. per line. All Orders and Money must be addressed: AllMAN VALLEY CHRONICLE," QUAY STREET. AMMANFORD. Prepaid Advertisements. PIGS.-Go-d Storers for Sale, £ 4 5s. and upwadrs.- 14, Pontamman Road, Ammanford. W ANTED, Good General immediately.— Apply Mrs. D. C. Davies. King's Head Hotel, Llandilo. 1 I packet Karswood Pig Powders put on 16/- worth of pork on two pigs stunted when very young. Prove it to your profit. Penny each.-W. J. Wilkins. Chemist, t Gwaun-cae-gurwen. FOR SALE.-Two Dwelling-houses near Tirydail Station.—Apply Box 6U, Chronicle Othce, Ammanford. 1 ?/— per bird deal profit for 12 months ?- was the experience of a poultry- keeper last year by using Karswood (Harm- less) Spice. Packets 2ad., 7id., 1¡3.-from Evans, Chemist, Ammanford. WOSTROLINE Nasal Specific strikes a mighty blow at many preventable ills. It banishes nose infection, stops Influenza, Nasal Catarrh and Head Colds, and guards against Pneumonia and Consump- tion. Use it yourself and tell your friends. Of leading Chemists everywhere 1/3 (by post 1/5). bold by W. L. Bye, Quay Street; E. Evans, I, College Street; D. J. 1V1. Jones, Quay Street, Ammantord; j. W. Evans, Garnant; W. J. Wilkins, Gwaun-cae-gurwen; jonah Jones, Pharmacist, Llandilo. ADVERTISE your Sales and Wants in —— the Chronicle. Cheap Prepaid Katea. Chronicle- Otface, Ammanfotd. Public Notices. CARMARTHENSHIRE AGRICULTURAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. AGRICULTURAL TRAINING FOR « DISABLED MEN. THF- Board of Agriculture and Fisheries, through the medium of Agricultural Executive Committees, have assumed the responsibility for the payment of 1 raining Allowances from the 1st of August, 1919, to Disabled Men undergoing Agricultural Tram- ing. All Men, therefore, who are eligible tor such Training under the provisions of the Scheme should communicate with the under- signe d (Signed) DAVID WILLIAMS, Secretary. Shire Hall, Carmarthen, August 20th, 1919. CAMARTHENsHIRE AGRICULTURAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. IMPORTANT TO FARMERS. HARVEST FURLOUGH TO MEN ON HOME SERVICE. TTENTION of Agriculturalists in the County of Carmarthen is drawn to the instructions issued by the War Office to Home Commands for permission to grant Seven Days' Furlough to Soldiers for the purpose of collecting the Harvest, which may be extended in cases of hardship at the dis- cretion of the Commanding Officer concerned. Applications should be forwarded, giving full Military Address of Soldier, to the undersigned. (Signed) DAVID WILLIAMS, Secretary. St. Mary's Street, Carmarthen. SALE BY PRIVATE TREATY. T ARGE Well-built, Commodious, Brick- built, Double-fronted House for Sale, frtnhain infl Four Large Bedrooms and Box- room Upstairs, Two Large Sitting- Rooms, Large Kitchen and Back Kitchen, with Pantry, Bath (Hot and Cold), and Porcelain Washing Trough; extensive Garden with frontage for building three more Rouses; Large Brick-built Coal House and E.C., well-built Meal House and Range of Pigstyes. Water laid on. Half a mile from Glanamman Station. The whole of the above is Freehold, and can be viewed by appointment.—Apply to Mr. G. T. Shepherd, Myrtle Villa, Glanamman. Forthcoming Events. Sept. 6.—Llynllechowain: Grand Chair Eis- teddfod. Sept. 6.-Recreation Ground, Ammanford: Grand Horse, Foot and Whippet Races. Sept. 8.-Palace Theatre, Ammanford: Grand Concert by Ammanford and District Choral Society. Sept. 11.—Public Hall, Gwaun-cae-gurwen: Grand Concert. Sept. 13.-Capel Hendre: Grand Dramatic Recital by Llaethferch." Sept. 13.-Forest, Pontardulais: Grand Eis- teddfod. Sept. 20.—National Schools, Llamdebie: Grand Eisteddfod. Oct. 16, 17 & 18.-Public Hall, Gwaun- cae-gurwen: Grand Performances of Glaniod y Ffraacod yn Abergwaun." Sales by Auction. AUCTION APPOINTMENTS. MESSRS. WILLIAM & WALTER JAMES AND JAMES & JAMES (Fellows of the Auctioneers' Institute). AUTUMN SALE FIXTURES TO DATE*. Aug. 7.-Freehold Farms and Dwelling Houses at Llanwrtyd. ]I.-Llandilo Town Mart. 12.-Reynolds.tone Mart, 15.-Freehold Dwelling Houses at Town Hall, Llandovery. 25.—Llandilo Town Mart. 26.-Gowerton Mart. 29.—Cilgwyn Estate. Timber Sale at Town Hall, Llandovery. „ 30.—Edwinsford Estate, at Drill Hall, Llandilo. Sept. 2.-Reynoldstone Mart. 5.—Cilgwyn Etate, at Town Hall, Llandovery. 6.—F reehold Farms at Llangendcime. 8.—Llandilo Town Mart. 9.—Gowerton Mart. 9.-Capel Issa, Manordeilo. Sale ot Household Furniture, Pedigree Poultry, &c. 10.— Tirmorfa-fawr, Bynea. Clear-out Sale Stock, Crop, &c. I I.-Liangennech Estate. 12.-Annual Sheep Sale at Cowerton. 15.-Pantglas Home Farm, Llanfynydd. Sale of Stock, &c. 16.—Reynoldstone Mart. 16.-Gwynfaen Farm, Loughor. Sale of Stock, Crop, &c. 17.-Hendrewen Farm, Pontardulais. Sale of Stock, Crop, &c. 19.-Banc Farm, Taliaris, Llandilo. Sale of Stock, Crop, &c. 20.—Pencefnarda Farm, Gorseinon. Sale of Stock, Crop, &c. 22.—Llandilo Town Mart. 22.—Caeaugwynion, Llarigadock. Clear- out Sale Stock, &c. 23.-Reynoldstone Mart. 23.Danygraig, Tumble. Clear-out Sale of Stock, &c. 24.—Llwynmendy Farm, Llandilo. Sale of Stock, &c. 25.-Coedmawr Farm, Llandilo. Sale of Stock, &c. • 26.—Barriston Farm, Gower. Sale ot Stock, &c. 29.—Cefn Farm, Cynghordy. Sale ot Stock, &c. 30.-Gowerton Mart. 30.-Dunraven Farm, Reynoldstone. Sale of Stock, Crop, &c. Oct. i.—Cwmcoedoeron Farm, Babel. Sale of Stock, Crop, &c. 2.-Rhuadmon Farm, Llangadock. Sale of Stock, Crop, &c. 3.-Gwenlaisfawr Farm, Pontardulais. Sale of Stock, Crop, &c. 6.—Gwemwinne Farm, Cynghordy. Sale of Stock, Crop, &c. 7.-Penygraig Farm, Llanddeusant. Sale of Stock, Crop, &c. 8.-Llandewi Castle Farm, Gower. Sale of Stock, Crop, &c. 9.—Cwmeilath Farm, Llansadwm. Sale of Stock, Crop, &c. IO.-Bwlchagored Farm, Llangadock. Sale of Stock, Crop, &c. • > 13.-Llanclilo Town Mart. 14.-Reynolcistone Mart. 15.-Pilton Farm, Gower. Clear-out Sale of Stock, Crop, &c. i, 27.—Llandilo Town Mart. DATES NOT FIXED. Dolgarreg Estate. Sale of Leaseholds at Llanwrda. Llwynrin Property Sale, Manordeilo. Llanddeusant. Sale of Farms and Lands. Freehold Property (Myrtle Hill, London House, &c.), Llansadwm. Bryncadno Property Sale, Llandilo. Vedw Farm, Senny Bridge. Stock, Crop, &c. Stock Rams, at Llandilo Town Mart. Freehold Farms and Dwelling Houses, at Llandovery. Cilgwyn. Household Furniture and Effects. Dolgarreg, Llandovery. Household Furniture and Effects. Freehold Accommodation Fields, at Llandilo. Sale of Shires, Cobs and Ponies, at Llan- gadock. Auctioneer's Offices: Swansea, Llangadock, Llandovery, Llandilo. Telephones: No. 172 Docks, Swansea. No. 4, Llangadock. Public Nottees. CHRISTAOELPHIAN MEETING ROOM, Arcade Chambers, Ammanford. A LECTURE Will be delivered on Sunday Next, Sept. 7 AT 3 P.M. Subject: BIBLE TRUTHS.
Deputy Chief Constable and his Vocation. Deputy Chief Constable John Evans has evidently missed his vocation. It- is reported that when opposing an application by the licensed victuallers of Llandovery for an ex- tension of hours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily when the South Wales Association of Calvin- tistic Methodists held their Sassiwn a few weeks ago in the Ancient Borough, the Deputy stated that he had never heard of an application being made on such grounds. The licensed victuallers were looking for extended facilities to sell beer at the very time when people would be holding meetings, one of whose objects was to fight against the drink traffic. The very fact that the Sassiwn was being held in the town meant the resorting thereto of a large number of people whose needs had to be catered for. Mr. Evans forgets that he is a public servant "whose duty is to administer the law, and the law had provided for such an occasion.
The Chronicle will be tent by post to any address at 4/4 for the half-year, or 8/8 pet annum, payable in advance. A PPLICATIONS for Agencies to Sell The Amman Valley Chronicle ia the Villages of East Carmarthenshire should be forwarded to the Manager, Amman Valley Chronicle Office, Quay Street, Ammanford. Sales by Auction. J. DAVIES & Co., AUCTIONEERS, &c., Llangadock. AUTUMN SALES 1919. Sept. 4.-Llandovery: Store Stock Monthly Sale. 8.-Liandovery: Sale of Horses, Tim- ber, Carriages, Harness, &c. 9.-Llangadock Mart: Fat and Store Stock. IO.-Lianwrtyd Mart: Fat and Store Stock. 16.-Llandovery Mart: Fat and Store, Stock. 17.-Llanwrtyd Mart: Fat and Store Stock. 17.-Lianwrtyd Auction Mart: Annual Sale of Breeding Ewes, Stock Rams, &c., for B. Davies, Esq., Tyclyd, Beulah. Lion Yard, Llangadock: Annual Sale of Breeding Ewes, Stock Rams, In-calf Heifers, &c. 18.-Freeholci Farms in the Parish of Llansadwrn. 20.-Bryncadno, Salem, Llandilo: Clear- out Sale of Stock, Crop, Imple- ments, &c. 22.—Nantgwynne, Llanddeusant: Clear- out Sale of Stock, Crop, Imple- ments, &c. 23.—Llangadock Mart: Fat and Store Stock. 24.-Lianwrtyd Mart: Fat and Store Stock. 24.-Garth House, Garth: Annual Sale of Sheep, Cattle, Horses, &c., for Lieut.-Com. Wilson. 25.—Llwynrhebog, Gwynfe: Clear-out Sale of Stock, Crop, Implements, Furniture, and Household Pro- perty. 26.—Penrock, Llandovery: Clear-out Sale of Stock, Crop, Implements, &c. 27.-Rhiwe, Llanddeusant: Clear-out Sale of Stock, Crop, Implements, &c. 27.-Llandilo Horse Sale. 29.—Llettyrhyddod, Llangadock: Clear- out Sale of Stock, Crop, Imple- ments, &c. ,,30.-Llandovery Mart: Fat and Store Stock. Oct. I.-Llanwrtyd Mart: Fat and Store Stock. I.— Ystradfhn, Rhandirmwyn: Clear-out Sale of Stock, Crop, Implements, &c. 2.-Rhiwddu, Gwynfe: Clear-out Sale of Stock, Crop, Implements, &c. 3.— T ycoch, Talley, Llandilo: Clear- out Sale of Stock, Crop, Imple- ments, &c. 3 ._Llandovery: Store Stock Monthly Sale. 4.— T redomen, iUallddeusant: Clear-out Sale of Stock, Crop, Implements, &c. 6.—Penlan, Telych, Llandovery: Clear- out Sale of Stock, Crop, Imple- ments, &c. 7 ._Llangadock Mart: Fat and Store Stock. 8.-Llanwrtyd Mart: Fat and Store Stock.. 8.—Cilwr, Talley: Clear-out Sale of Stock, Crop, Implements, &c. (In conjunction with Mr. D. R. Williams, Borthyn). 9.-Nantllind.ir, Cyngbordy: Clear-out Sale of Stock, Crop, Implements, &c. 1O.-Dolfallt, Llandovery: Annual Sale of Sheep, Cattle, &c., at Llan- dovery Cattle Market. IO.-Liandovery: Draft Stock of Isaac Haley, Esq., Glanbrane. II.—Panturnor, Llanddeusant: Clear-out Sale of Stock, Crop, Implements, &c. 13.-Brynchwith, Gwynfe: Clear-out Sale of Stock, Crop, Implements, &c. 14.-Llandovery Mart: Fat and Store Stock. 15.-L,lanwrtyd Mart: Fat and Store Stock. 16.—Doibant, Llangadock: Clear-out Sale of Stock, Crop, Implements, &c. 17.Gollen, Mothvey, Llandovery: Clear-out Sale of Stock, Crop, Implements, &c. GARNANT. SALE OF VALUABLE LEASEHOLD PROPERTIES. Mr. JOHN PHILLIPS TS favoured with instructions to SELL BY A PUBLIC AUCTION, at the GLOBE INN, GARNANT, on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11th, 1919, at 6.30 p.m. (subject to such Conditions of Sale as shall then and there be produced), the following Valuable and Conveniently Situated LEASEHOLD Properties, viz. LOT 1.—All that desirable Leasehold Messuage or Dwelling House, Garden and Premises, situate and known as No. I, Brynymaen," Garnant Road, Garnant, and in the occupation of Mr. Thomas Walters at the low rental of i-I 7s. 6d. per lunar month, Landlord paying Rates. LOT 2.—All that desirable Leasehold Messuage or Dwelling House, Garden and Premises, situate and known as No. 2, Brynymaen," attached to Lot I, and let to Mr. Thomas Evans at the low rental of £ 1 7s. 6d. per lunar month, 'Landlord paying Rates. All Mines and Minerals are Reserved. The Properties are held under Lease for the term of 99 years from the 25th day of March, 1909, at the low yearly Ground Rent of 19/- each Lot. The above are well built and conveniently situated between the various Collieries. They are sure to prove a good Investment. For further particulars apply to J. MOY EVANS, Esq., Solicitor, Ystalyfera; or to the AUCTIONEER at his Offices, Post Office Chambers, Glanamman. FREE TO LADIFCS. Free to Ladles. Wise women should write immediately for Free Sample of the Triumph Treatment and "The Manual of Wisdom." All Irregularities cured without Medicine by our New Method. Success Guaranteed in every case. Acts instantly where all else has failed. So why worry ? The Manageress: LB BRASSEUR SURGICAL Co. Ltd., (Dept. V.M.), •O4kS2,Woroe«ter St- Birmingham Works-Passy-Paris. Prance. Sales by Auction. GLAMORGANSHIRE. Bp^namman. VALUABLE FREEHOLD FARM FOR SALE. Mr. W. ,N. JONES, F.A.I., XT AS received instructions to Offer for ? SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION, at the FARMERS' ARMS, BRYNAMMAN, on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th, 1919, at 5 o'clock (according to Conditions to be then and there read), all that most Valu- able FREEHOLD FARM, Known as CORSTO, Containing by admeasurement 37 Acres, or thereabouts, and now in the occupation of Mr. i Isaac Hopkins. The Dwelling House and Outhouses are all that can be desired, and are in excellent repair, and comprise Dwelling House, Barn, Stable, Cow-house, Pigstye, Sheds, Dairy, &c., &c. The Property is well situated close to the growing Town of Brynamman, and is sure to increase in value. Vacant possession will be given Oil completion of the purchase. The Minerals are reserved. A Plan of the Property can be seen at the Office of the Auctioneer and at the place of Sale. Further particulars can be had from the AUCTIONEER, Ammanford or MORGAN DAVIES, Esq., Solicitor, Pontardawe. Y xiisdawela, BRYNAMMAN (Close to Brynamman Railway Stations). SALE OF LIVE STOCK, HAY, CORN, &c. Mr. THOMAS JENKINS (Formerly Messrs. Danl. Jenkins & Sons) H AS been favoured with instructions from Mr. David Thomas to SELL BY PUBLIC AUCTION, at the above place, on SATURDAY,, SEPTEMBER 13th, 1919, the whole of the STOCK, HAY, CORN, &c., consisting of 10 HEAD bF CATTLE—5 Milch Cows in full profit (one due to calve at time of Sale), Cow and Calf (at heels), 2 Two- year-old Heifers, and 2 Yearling ditto. HORSCJ5.— 1 Three-year-old Collier Mare, 14 h.h. (warranted, and in foal by Neuadd- fach's (GwjTife) Horse), 1 ditto, 13.2 h.h., with Suckling Colt. SHEEP .-17 Young and Healthy Breeding Ewes and 12 Ewe and Ram Lambs. PIGS.-3 Strong Store Pigs. CORN.-50 Field Mows of Oats and 2 Lights of Horse Hay in Hayshed. Lunch on the Table at 1.30. Sale to com- 1 mence at 2.30 o'clock. Credit on Conditions. The Shop, Gwaun-cae-gurwen, August 27th, 1919. POST OFFICE RHIWFAWR, CWMLLYNFELL. SALE OF ANTIQUE HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, IMPLEMENTS, SMITHS' TOOLS, &c:> Mr. THOMAS JENKINS (Formerly Messrs. Danl. Jenkins & Sons) H AS been favoured with instructions from Mr. Morgan Jones to SELL BY PUBLIC AUCTION, at the above place, on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th, 1919, the whole of the Household FURNITURE, IMPLEMENTS, SMITHS' TOOLS, &c., Consisting of Valuable Old Oak Shelf and Dresser and Old Ware (believed to be over 100 years old) in the best of condition, Oak Chest of Drawers, 2 Bookcases, Bedroom Suite, Night Commode, Four Bedsteads and Mattresses, Feather Bed, 2 Kitchen Tables, Bedroom Table, Baby's Chair, 4 Brass Stands, Fenders, Spittoons, Brass Candlesticks, Lamps, Benches, Covers, and Window Poles. IMPLEMENTS.—Market Trap, Cart, Grocers' Scale, Small Scale, Chaffcutter, Shaft Harness, Gent's Saddle, Lady's ditto, Four 56bs. Weights, about 1 Ton of Scrap Iron, Trap Axle, Wheel Banding, Iron Plate, Anvil, and many other useful Articles too numerous to mention. Sale to commence at 3.30 o' clock. Credit on Conditions. The Shop, Gwaun-cae-gurwen, September Ist, 1919. PUBLIC NOTICE. Mr. L. FEflRIGGI, Dental Surgery, 21, College St., Ammanford, In consequence of a false and un- founded rumour, wishes to inform the Public of Ammanford and District that he is NOT giving up Business, nor does he propose leaving Ammanford. This report has been circulated locally, and MR FERRIGGI is bound to give same his emphatic and public denial. Mr. FERRIGGI Takes this opportunity of thanking his numerous Patrons for the cordial support they have given him, and begs a continuance of their confidence and patronage. IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII1111111111111 r IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII ( BEN JONES ) = Begs to announce that he has been discharged from EE = H.M. Forees, and that he has resumed BUSINESS as = | Cabinet Maker, Upholsterer, Undertaker, &c I ESS He will be pleased to receive ORDTRS for = ê Repairing Couches, Antique | and other Furniture. | .1 Any Articles of Furniture made to Order. 1 = Workshop— E | Wind Street, Ammanford. 1 iriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii.iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiifH Local & District News. TO CORRESPONDENTS. Reports, News Paragraphs, and all Communications for the "AMMAN VALLEY CHRONICLE" should be sent not later than WED- NESDAY earlier when- ever possible-addressed- EDITOR, "Amman Valley Chronicle," AMMANFORD. Will all Correspondents, whether writing in Welsh or in English, please remember, when sending in their contributions, that proper names and address must be given, not necessarily for insertion, but as a guarantee of good faith.
Ammanford and District Choral Society. COMMENTS OF THE MUSICAL CRITICS. It will be of interest to the readers of the Chronicle to know the comments of some of the musical critics on the performance of the Ammanford and District Choral Society at the Corwen National Eisteddfod. We append the following, culled from the MusicaJ Times and written by Mr. Wm. Child, the recognised representative of th4t journal at the Eisteddfod:— The reception of the winners' perform- ance of God goeth up was almost as thrill- ing as the singing itself. Such a word as Ing as the S N 9 thrilling should be rarely and cautiously employed, but it fairly describes the winni ng performance, especially in regard to the close of the first half of the chorus, where the long strangs of the polyphonV are suddenly tied and sheared off. The effect of the springing tenor, and even more, of the high D's of the basses' hammered out crescendo, was electrify- ing. All signs point to a host of Bach con- verts having been made to-day. It should be added that the Ammanford Choir had been travelling from 6 a.m. uniil they entered the pavilion m the afternoon, singing fourth in- stead of first as announced. Their journey cost S.300 and the prize was £ 75. Leaving the unsatisfactory balance sheet to take care of itself, they carried their conductor round the field in triumph." Again, in another article, in the same journal, written by the well-known critic, Mr. Alfred Kalisch, the following appears:—" No one who was present can doubt that the award of the prize to Ammanford Choir for its fine rendering of a Bach chorus was absolutely right-not because the choir had a finer quality or a surer technique than its rivals, but because the conductor had learned some of the secrets of Bach interpretation in a good school. He had heard in the days of Richter in Manchester that Bach is the most human of composers as well as the most classical, and how to express both elements in performance. The lpck of just this training of the con- ductors made itself felt in some of the 'hMr performances. The conductors know it now. no doubt; but how much better it would '.a e been had they known it months ago? We rejoice that the blue ribbon of the National Eisteddfod has come to the Amman Valley, and that we have a conductor in the Valley who has given such unmingled satis- faction to the severest musical critics of the day. It may be well said that we have an isset in the Valley in the person of Mr. Gwilym R. Jones, and he fully deserves the support of all. real music-lovers of the neigh- bourhood.
I Discharged Men's Notes. I [By FRED THOMAS, Secretary Bit-Badge League, Ammanford.] This week I have to acknowledge the receipt of a subscription from Mr. John Jones, grocer, &c., Bettws. « I should like to make it known that for the future only paid-up members of the Branch will be entitled to financial assistance or recognition. This rule is to be enforced forthwith, and is adopted in fairness to those who are regular contributors to our funds. The Branch Office will be open on Fridays from 3 to 7 p.m., when I hope to be able to deal personally with all grievances. Contri- butions will be received at the Office on Friday evenings also from 6.30 to 8 p.m. Will all members please note? < < The controversy raging between the stal- warts of the White House and the local branch has now reached a state of, relaxation. Both sides, with the heavy blows imposed, are resting awhile in preparedness for another onslaught. Their members, on Friday even- ing, gave the speakers to clearly understand thae they were not to trespass upon the "corns" of the ex-serv;ce-man. Everything possed off smoothly, and rightly so. Our attitude will now bring to the limelight the oirginators of the phrazes "dirty tactics." A fact that I personally regretted on Friday evening was the absence of the informants of the statement, that the speakers were (to use a common term) in for a "rough time." These supposed discharged men should have played the game and boldly faced their comrades. There is also the fact to recognize that these "tell tales" have been sadly missed of late at our meetings. Is there a term, even now in being, amongst the "old sweats"- "Play the game?" Who was the gentleman who paid rather an informal visit to our meeting on Thursday evening? A repetition of "dirty tactics again. The question of procuring a Army hat for1 the social welfare of the discharged men at Ammanford is now under consideration, and at the present moment I am in communa- cation with Lord Dynevor, Mr. J. W. Bishop, agent to the Dynevor estate, and Mr. J. Towyn Jones, M.P. The prospects appear to be very cheerful.
Ammanford Urban Council. THE NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD. The ordinary meeting of the Urban Council was held at the Y.M.C.A., on Tuesday evening. Mr. Evan Lewis, J.P., presiding. There were also present: Mr. J. Lawley (vice-chairman) Rev. John Morgan and Messrs. T. Flescher, E. Evans, F. Dawson,, J. Davies, j. C. Shaw, John Harries, T. Lake, W. Evans, W. N. Jones, D. Jones, together with the Clerk, Mr. T. M. Evans, M.A., and the Surveyor, Mr. D. Thomas. CONGRATULATIONS. The Roads Committee report recorded a I vote of congratulations to Mr. E. Evans, on his elevation to the position of I.P. for the County. j TENDERS. The tender of Messrs. Shaw and Mason for supplying six pairs of hoses for the use of the me brigade was accepted. 1 he tendered price being ii Is. 5d. per couple. ANOTHER DEMAND. It was reported that the Council employees had put in a, fresh demand for 1/5 per hour, and asked that they be paid half time for wet days when unable to work, and payment of time and a half if required to work in the wet. UNLIT LAMPS. The Chairman said that complaints had been received with respect to the very large number of lamps not lit in the Urban area. He had seen Mr. Herbert, and he had pro- mised to see to them immediately, and in- tended to send a man around that very evening. With reference to the recommendation of the committee concerning the lamp near the Am- manford colliery, there was already a bracket fixed at the spot. Mr. E. Evans was of the opinion that a lamp should be placed there, and contended that it was a dangerous spot. In reply, Mr. Fletcher said that Mr. Her- bert was also giving attention to this matter. TURNSTILES AT ABERLASH. Mr. T. Fletcher said that the residents at Aberlash were desirious of having turnstiles placed at the entrances to the railway. it was very inconvenient at present for women doing shopping at Ammanford, heavily laden, to cross the gate which was now m use. Attention was also drawn to the .state of the bridge. The floods had in the past worked under the concrete in the road, and had ren- dered it dangerous to pedestrians. If im- mediate attention, it was contended, would not be given to the matter, the whole would be washed away. The Surveyor was directed to report thereon. MAERDY BRIDGE. Mr. John Harries drew the attention of the Council to the dilapidated state of the Maerdy Bridge and the dangerous condition of the wire fencing—facts which made mat- ters difficult to pedestrians using same. Mr. Harries said that he did not think the Council had ever seen the bridge in that condition before. It was very dangerous. The fact was that even in the daytime the bridge was unsafe. The Surveyor was here again directed to report. UNDERGROUND CONVENIENCE. Reference was made to the underground convenience proposed to be erected near the Council School, and it was decided to notify the County Council that it was proposed to take up the land for the purpose. PROPOSED MOTOR LORRY. The Finance Committee recommended that the Health Committee take up the question of providing a motor lorry for the conveyance of the refuse. Mr. D. Jones pointed out that it was only ] a suggestion. He considered the present system an expensive one. Referred 4 the Health Committee. FOOD CONTROL COMMITTEE. I It was decided to re-appoint the Food Control Committee en bloc. Mr. J. C. Shaw appreciated the feelings of the Council in their choice of re-election. I., It was obvious that the members valued their services. AMMANFORD AND THE NATIONAL. The next business down, on the agenda was the advisability of approaching the proper quarter with a view of holding the 192.1. Welsh National Eisteddfod at Ammanford. Mr. W. N. Jones thought that the Com- mittee had recommended that a public meet- ing be called to discuss the question, am added that it was not for them to decide n there that evening. The Clerk: I take it that the Council would decide to take a leading part in the movement. Mr. W. N. Jones: Before we adopt that suggestion, I think it would be well for us to have the views of the friends outside. Mr. J. C. Shaw: I don't think Mr. Jones has understood the matter. The Clerk: I understand that the outside districts are anxious to come here and co- operate with us in the movement. Mr. W. N. Jones: I have quite understood the attitude of the Council, and believe it lis Mr. Shaw who has misunderstood me. I have only just returned from Penygroes, and the people there were anxious to do anything to help them at Ammanford. Mr. W. Evans said that he was pleased to notice the feeling in favour of the holding of the Eisteddfod at Ammanford. The same was prevalent throughout the district, and there should be some means introduced to enable them all to come together. The suc- cess of the Amman Valley in eisteddfodau was beyond comparison, and even in Amman- ford itself had contributed its share of geniuseS in the musical and literary world from its penny readings to the Welsh National Eis- teddfod. (Applause). Their Clerk-an eminent Welsh scholar and literary man- would readily assist them in the movement, and he (Mr. W. Evans) suggested that a public meeting be called to cover a radius of six miles, and to include Cwmllynfell, Gwaun-cae-gurwen, Brynamman, Llanedy, and Llandilo. At this juncture a member suggested the inclusion of Pontardulais. Mr. W. N. Jones (interposing): And Garnswllt. Mr. Wm. Evans, continuing, thought it in- advisable to include Pontardulais, inasmuch that in the past they had been interested in Swansea., and Llanelly, and was more cen- trally situate to those places. He suggested that the Clerk convene a meeting and issue circulars to all those would be of assistance. It was a big task to tackle. They could at Ammanford easily find the guarantors, and would have a strong case to go to Barry. Mr. John Davies thereupon moved that the Council were unanimous on the matter. Mr. John Harries seconded. The latter gentleman also seconded the proposal of Mr. Wm. Evans to call a repre- sentative committee together, and said that it was necessary to seek the opinion of the whole Valley. The history of Ammanford and its many connections with eisteddfodaui justified their present attitude. Their career was second to none, due to the victories they had achieved. They possessed the talent, and should in every way appreciate it. He referred to Watcyn AVyil, Gwydderig, and other well- known Amman Valley literary and bardic men who had helped in the past to make the very name of Ammanford famous throughout the world. The splendid victory of their choir this year at Corwen was an important factor in 'their claim, and also their several local winners. There was more credit due to the Amman Valley than ever there had been in the past. It had nursed the Welsh senti- ment strongly, and was still/doing its bit in the direction of popularising the talent in their very midst. It was necessary that the claims of the Welsh should be strengthened, and what the Amman Valley did in that direction was a credit to the whole world. At Barry, 280 gentleman had become guarantors for 13,300. A small number in proportion to the Amman Valley. They knew what part they had played in the past. Then it was up to them again to come forward and help in the greatest movement in the grand old his- tory of the Amman Valley. (Applause). He understood that the members of the Gorsedd were already very favourable to the claims of Ammanford, and would give just consideration to their Mr. T. M. Evans said that he would be delighted to render every assistance possible. The merits of the districts in the past justified their present activities. The late Watcyn Wyn—a personal friend of his-used to be proud to boast that there were more crowned and chaired bards in one small circle in the Amman Valley than in the whole world. Its literary achievements were extraordinary. The great victory gained by the choir brought dis- tinction in itself, and established a claim for the holding of the National at Ammanford that no other place could compare with. Messrs. Wm. Eyans, John Harries, and W. N. Jones were appointed as a Committee, with power to add, to assist the Clerk in the arranging of the public meeting. DEPUTY CHIEF CONSTABLE'S I APPRECIATION. The Deputy Chief Constable wrote thank- ing the Council for drawing his attention to the furious driving of motorists at Amman- ford. BETTER TRAIN FACILITIES. I Mr. Carter, Superintendent, Great Wes- tern Railway, Swansea, wrote appointing Wednesday, September 10th, at 1.15, to meet the deputation constituted for the pur- pose of suggesting better train facilities for the Amman Valley. POLLUTION. I Mr. Evan Evans drew the attention of the Council to the dirty state of the Rivers Loughor and Amman, due to, he alleged, pollution by the collieries in the district. He mentioned the fact that it was impossible for anyone to do any fishing, although over a hundred persons had taken out licences, as the fish cou.ld not live in the r ivers. Rev. J. Morgans (jocularly): But will they get fat? Mr. Evan Evans, continuing, said that the matter had previously been brought to the V notice of the County Council, but nothing had been done. He urged the Council to pass a resolution to again call upon the County Council to influence the local collieries on the matter. The only colliery which did not pollute was the Rhos. It was possible to a very large extent to keep the rivers. clean. Mr. W. N. Jones said that it was im- possible to keep rivers clean where there were collieries. If they wanted fishing," Mr. Jones retorted, it would be either the choice of stoppin the collieries or providing better fishing facilities. Mr. Evan Evans said that they used to have cesspools at the collieries to take up the filth and dirt. Mr. John Harries asked whethet it would not be possible to bring influence upon the collieries. Mr. J. C. Shaw: Or having another river ? (Laughter) Mr. W. N. Jones said that he was sur- prised to hear the two gentlemen talking in that strain. No mention was made of the vitriol. The matter then dropped. VARIA. Mr. Frank Dawson asked why the water had been suddenly turned off one evening last week, thus causing a good deal of incon- venience. It was pointed out that the valve had been turned the wrong way, due to a misunder- standing. Replying to Mr. Fletcher, the Clerk said that he had communicated with the tenant of Tyrychen in reference to the acquiring of land as a site for the proposed cemetery. He understood then that the tenant had purchased the land, and although two letters had been sent, no reply had been received from that gentleman. He (the Clerk), however, had since communicated with Mr. Glasbrook, the owner, and expected a reply. It was decided that the Clerk see Mr. Glasbrook in reference to the matter.