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.THE OMNIBUS. I
THE OMNIBUS. I [Things Seen and Heard'by the Conductor.] I Llandilo, the mecca of the butterless. Can we blame the farmer for his excessive charges? ? The Farmers' Union scored at Llandilo on Saturday last. The Breton onion boys have arrived in London again. There are over 2,000 ex-Service men un- ployed at Cardiff. ? A case of tilting the bucket at the Police Court last Monday. The subject of the moment at Amman ford the 1922 Welsh National Eisteddfod. » There are record entries for the Ammanford Horse Races to be held on Saturday. A wag suggests that it is too wet for swim- ming just now. It is rather unpopular. A well-known cyclist carries with him as a mascot a pair of ladies' silk stockings. Over 100 persons have taken out fishing licenses at Ammanford during the season. The plentiful supply of mushrooms have even made some of the Llandovery folks rich. Bare necks for men is now the fashion an France, and bare faces for women in Wales. > The Llandilo Rural Council are to consider what action is to be taken by them under the Profiteering Act. So we are to make a bold bid for the National Eisteddfod at Ammanford. The Chronicle again! The Cardiff Corporation have accepted tenders for the erection of workmen' s houses for £ 671 per house. The Llandovery Council are to recognise their obligations concerning the purchasing of the Old Castle grounds. A # that the most A West Wales farmer says that the most wonderful animal on his farm is the pig, which is first killed and then cured! By the way, what has become of the local Amateur Photographic Society? It appears to have gone .off with a U bang. U In a whippet race reecntly run the winner's name transpired to be Not Wanted." Perhaps not by other competitors. Mr. D. W. Morgan, Llandilo, was one of the judges at the Llandrindod Wells Sheep Dog Trials held on Thursday-last. A sale of pitwood, conducted by Messrs. William and Walter James on Friday last at Llandovery, totalled over £ 10,000. Your welcomed summons has been re- ceived, wrote a defendant to the magis- trates' clerk recently. Rather optimistic. For the annual fair to be held on Wednes- day next, extensive preparations are being made by the numerous amusement caterers. A The billiard ball which was reported miss- ing at one of our halls recently has mys- teriously reappeared. Must have been for a walk? The literary police officer became so en- grossed with his subject for a Spyng poem, that he forgot even the presence of the coroner. So reads a notice at a local office:- Swearing is not allowed in this office. We don't care a d-, but other people think it's rude." A London magazine states that compressed sawdust has been used in the manufacture of heels for ladies' shoes. And it created an impression! The Ammanford Rugby- Club propose organising a tour in Pembrokeshire during the season, and will play Pembroke, Neyland, and Tenby. ? The Llandilo Band figured in the sports held at Carmarthen recently, and at Cross Hands on Saturday the Llandebie Dumb Band provided a good deal of amusement. "There are more crowned and chaired bards within a radius of six miles in the Amman Valley than in any other district in the whole world."—Mr. T. M. Evans on Tuesday. ? What Ammanford thinks to-day, Llanelly thinks to-morrow, and the County of Carmar- then the day after.Ald. W. Jones, speaking at Ebeneezr on Thursday evening last. The speaker in an energetic manner denounced the wholesale profiteering now in being. Suddenly a voice shouted out: "What about Llandilo Market? The hint was taken. A Swansea correspondent praises the Ammanford and District Choral Society for its recognition of local talent. He asks, Cannot Swansea do likewise? We leave it to them. » U Look here," cried an angry subscriber, you've been telling lies about me in your paper." I know it, replied the editor, coldly; but what would you do if we told the .truth about you? ? President Wilson announces calling in the near future a conference of representatives of Labour and Industry to discuss fundamental means of bettering the whole relationship be- tween Capital and Labour. Mr. W. Greville, Cross Hands, one of the newly honoured J.P.'s for the county, has been a member of the Llannon School Board for the past 30 years, and chairman of the Parish Council for the past 20 years; and is also chairman of the Pensions Committee. The girl had been sent to the brook to fetch a pail of water, but stood gazing at the flow- ing stream, apparently lost in thought. What's she waiting for? said her mistress, who was watching her. Dunno," wearily replied hubby; perhaps she hasn't seen a pailful she likes yet." Miss Frances A. Thomas, infant mistress at the Council Schools, Llandilo, has been ap- pointed a member of the Governing Body of the Llandilo County Intermediate Schools, being the first elementary school teacher in the courtry to be so honoured. She rendered s V.A.D. in the war.
Presentation to the Rev. J.…
Presentation to the Rev. J. Griffiths, B.A., B.D. I The Ebenezer Church, Ammanford, was thronged on Thursday evening last with followers of all denominations, to bid adieu to the Rev. J. Griffiths, B.A., B.D., who for the past eleven years has occupied the pastorate of that church in an able and efficient manner. He now leaves for Llandudno, where his activities will be resumed in the cause of the Baptist faith. During his stay at Amman ford he has been recognised as the pillar of the Free Church Council, and a description g i ven of him by the Rev. W. R. Watkins, Llandly, also testified to his capabilities in his work for the cause in South Wales. The chair was occupied by the senior deacon of the church, Mr. Phillips, Parcyrhun. Mr. Jno. Lewis, J.P., Bryn-Rhug, the secretary of the church, at the outset read telegrams and letters received wishing God- speed to both the Rev. and Mrs. Griffiths, and regretting their inability to be present that evening. These included ones from Rev. J. Lee Davies, Brynamman, at Haverfordwest; Mr. G. O. Williams, Gwynfryn, at Bourne- mouth Miss Painter, Llandebie; Rev. E. T. Jones, Llanelly; Mr. Gilbert Jones, Llan- gennech; Mr. Harry Williams, Pembrey; Rev. G. E. Williams, Llandilo, at Black- pool;' Rev. D. J. Moses, B.A., Tycroes; Mr. Wm. Williams, J.P., Penygroes; Mr. Owen Jones, Carmarthen; Mr. Davies, Pont- ardulais; Mr. W. Llewelyn, J.P., Fairwater; Rev. D. S. Davies, Saron, at Colwyn Bay; Rev. J. R. Jones, Garnant; Rev. L. Berian James, B.A., Penygroes; Mr. Towyn Jones, M.P., who commenced his letter in the following strain: rfflq proposes, God dis- poses." The Chairman gave the history of the church, and dealt on the successful career of Mr. Griffiths and the rapid strides made by him towards efficiency during his stay at Eben- ezer. He (Mr. Phillips) said that he would much prefer seeing someone else taking the duties of chairman, inasmuch that he felt it very much to lose Mr. Griffiths. He felt proud of the fact that so many had congre- gated together that evening to bid farewell to Mr. Griffiths. Their presence bore testi- mony to their liking orhim (Mr. Griffiths). He (the Chairman) referred to the period when Ammanford had only 600 of a popu- lation, and to-day the population totalled 6,000. They had had many able preachers at Ebenezer since its inauguration, but none to equal Mr. Griffiths. His vast knowledge, and the brilliant sermons delivered by him, would stand in the history of Ebenezer. There was power behind them. Mr. Griffiths, he (the Chairman) could honestly say, had lived up to his sermons. He remembered well Mr. Griffiths' coming to Ammanford from Bangor College, and the impression he had even then created. He felt confident that the church members had long since realised the signifi- cance of his deliveries. He very much regret- ted the departure of Mr. Griffiths, and felt sure the loss sustained by the church would be hard to replace. The Rev. B. Humphreys, Felinfoel, said that he had had the pleasure of taking part in the induction service to Mr. Griffiths some 11 years ago. At that time he had appre- ciated Mr. Griffiths" capabilities, and noticed his educational and intelligent sermons. He (the speaker) had hoped to be present at a different meeting that evening, and would have been highly pleased to have learnt that Mr. Griffiths had Te-consideied his decision. How- ever, the fact that Mrs. Griffiths was not enjoying good health tempted Mr. Griffiths to seek pastures anew. He understood that when Mrs. Griffiths first came to Ammanford, she was robust and full of vigour. That was the reason for the unfortunate decision. He could honestly say that the Baptist cause in South Wales would suffer a great loss by Mr. Griffiths' departure; in fact, he was one of the pillars of the cause. He did not know what they at Ebenezer intended to do for the future. The speaker referred to several of the great divines who had served the church at Ebenezer, and added that this man is above them all (referring to Mr. Griffiths). Although he (Mr. Griffiths) had the letters B.A., B.D. after his name, this had not prompted him to consider his capabilities on a higher level. He was like one of them. The sermons delivered by Mr. Griffiths were a tower of strength in themselves. Rowland Hill had once said: A man can preach without a ifrock oie gown, but never without a character." He possessed the ideal char- acter, and had lived to the purport of the address. At this juncture Mr. Tom Williams, Wind Street, sang a number of penilKon (specially composed for the occasion by the Rev T. Thomas, Cannel), and which were well re- ceived, as follows:— Ffarwelio ydym heno A phroffwyd sanctaidd Duw, Sy'n myned o Rhydaman I dre Llandudno i fyw. John Griffiths, Ebenezer, Yw' r gwron sydd yn mynd, I Ac anhawdd ydyw canu, A dweyd, Good-bye, fy ffrind." Bu yma am rai blwyddi Fel tyner angel hedd, Yn synnu r saint â'i ddoniau, A darpar iddynt wledd. Pregethwr enwog ydyw, A bugail ar braidd Duw, A chyfaill tyner galon I bawb mewn ingol friw. Caiff dre Rhydaman golled Ar ol y gweithiwr mawr, Fu wrthi yn cyfeirio Pawb at y newydd wawr; Tra pharod oedd bob amser I gynnorthwyo'r gwan, A gweithio a'i holl egni I I godi dyn i'r Ian. Hoff Eglwys Ebenezer Sydd heno' n drist ei bron, A phawb sydd yn galaru Trwy r wlad a'r ardal hon. A Chyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin Alara am y gwr, Ac addysg plant y werin A wel ei eisiau'n siwr. 'Roedd bai ar wyr Llandudno Ddod i'ch lladrata chwi, A chymaint oedd eich hangen I aros gyda ni. Ond hyn ddywedaf wrthych, A hynny yn ddiymdroi: Os cewch chwi gam gan rhywun, 0! dowch yn ol yn gloi. Yr hawddgar Mrs. Griffiths, Brenhines yn ei thy, Boed awyr lie, y Gogledd Yn iechyd mawr i chwi; A phan y dewch i'n gweled, Yn iachach nag erio'd, Bydd drysau yn agored I chwi yn Amanford. Ond gan mai myned ydych, Dymunaf i chwi'n rhan Gael goreu Nef a daear I'ch diiyn ymhob man. Llwyddiannus fyddo'ch gyrfa, Heb fawr awelon croes, I A chysgod lor i'ch teulu Yn do ar hyd eich hoes. Mr. David Thomas, High Street, said that one of the ideals in the daily life of Mr. Griffiths was his homeliness. He (the speaker) had never seen a- flash in his tyes, he had always been so cool. In his sermons, a feature was the calm attitude adopted by him; and a great fact was the purity of his pulpit. His sermons had been taken very I much to heart, and these had been grounded into them. They had come to stay, and he felt sure that Mr. Griffiths had set to them a clear example of Christian life. Mr. Griffiths was always willing and ready to assist, and extended his hand at all times to needy and deserving cases. Mr. William Davies said that during the eleven years Mr. Griffiths had been with them, they had lived happily. He had delivered strong sermons, and the Gospel had been preached pure. He preached his ser- mons as he believed them, and had lived up to them. Mr. David Davies, speaking on behalf of Bethel, Pantyffynnon, said that Mr. Griffiths had been most faithful to them. The young people would feel the loss keenly. Mr. Griffiths. ambitio; had been to assist the young and to help them along. He had set them on the right path to recognise their duty to their Creator. Mr. Rees, Tirydail, in the course of a few remakrs, said that Mr. Griffiths in his sermons new how to drive the blade of the knive to the hilt without drawing blood. A good many complaints nowadays were due to the fact that the ministers did not call often enough upon their members, but in Mr. Griffiths' case it was different. Whenever he knew of a case of sickness in the house of a member, that house was visited immediately. Referring to Mrs. Griffiths, Mr. Rees said that she had also been regarded as a true friend. In many instances the minister's wife set the place afire, but Mrs. Griffiths had been quite the reverse. She possessed a warm heart, and, like her husband, was always ready to extend a helping hand when needed. Mr. Joseph Williams, on behalf of Pisgah Church, PenybfJlk, spoke of the great assist- ance Tendered by Mr. Griffiths to that church. Mr. W. Cathan Davies, the chairman of the Free Church Council, said that to that body Mr. Griffiths had been a great factor. He regretted Mr. Griffiths' departure at the very moment when his guidance was most needed. His valuable assistance would never be forgotten. There had been nothing to daunt Mr. Griffiths. When the outlook had been grave, Mr. Griffiths had through per- severance brought them to the light. The fact that he was the minister at Ebenezer had not hindered his activities in the movement. He had been as much to the Free Church Council as to the Ebenezer Church. His fair and just counsel always prevailed. The Rev. D. E. Harris, secretary of the Free Church Council, confirmed the remarks made by the previous speaker. The Rev. W. Nantlais Williams referred to Mr. Griffiths as one of the faithful of the Fraternal. He never could have come across so diligent and worthy a co-worker. During the dark days of the war, he had on many occasions called upon him to discuss matters of grave importance connected with the churches at Ammanford. He had always found him ready to come forward to assist them out of their many difficulties. No one could realise the feeling of true comradeship more than he. The Rev. Hugh Jones, Llanelly, referred to the general knowledge possessed by Mr. Griffiths, and dealt at some length with the public service rendered by him on the County Council and other bodies. The speaker also paid a tribute to Mr. Griffiths' outline of the administrative work of Local Government, which had been recognised as a specimen of his capabilities. Mr. Griffiths had already made his presence felt on the Education Com- mittee, and the speaker urged the people to realise the important work carried out by him. The Rev. W. R. Watkins, M.A., Llan- elly, spoke in a similar strain, and advised the church to give Mr. Griffiths a call to come back to Amman ford after he has been at Llandudno for a twelvemonth. He was too valuable an asset to lose. Aid. W. N. Jones, J.P., in the course of a few remarks, paid tribute to Mr. Griffiths* character and good work, and to the loss which would be sustained by the County Council, on which body great expectations bad been formed of Mr. Griffiths' undoubted fitness in the administration of education. He sincerely regretted Mr. Griffiths' departure, and wished him and Mr. Griffiths every 'I happiness in their new sphere of labour. At this juncture, wallet containing Treasury notes to the value of £ 50 was handed over to Mr. Griffiths from the church by Mr. J. L. Thomas, treasurer; and a foun- tain pen presented by Mr. W. Cathan Datvies on behalf of the Free Church Council. The Rev. J. Griffiths, replying, said that ever since his advent to Ammanford in August, 1908, he had received great kindness at the hands of all denominations. It had always been to him a pleasure and privilege to co- operate with the various denominations, and their relations to one another had been most cordial and broad-minded. The work of the Free Church Council, in which he had taken an active part, had been a bsolutely free from narrow sectarianism. He wished to thank them most heartily for their token of appre- ciation which the Chairman had presented to him, and requested him to convey to the Coucn il his sincerest thanks. Mr. Griffiths then proceeded to refer to his gratitude to the church at Ebenezer. When he and Mrs. Griffiths came to their midst, eleven years ago, they were loaded with gifts, and the kindness then manifested had continued unbroken. No minister could ever wish to be happier than he had been for eleven years at Ebenezer. He wished to express his gratitude to the deacons for the genial and peaceful manner in which they had co-operated with him. They were a band of men who bore in their lives the marks of the Lord Jesus." They were without exception sons of peace." He fur- ther wished to state that he had been given a free pulpit. He hoped he had not abused such a privilege, but he felt it was his duty to state that never had they interfered with his freedom of opinion and freedom of speech. Some people tihnk that every minister is tongue-tied. He, at any rate, had been given a free pulpit, and he. wished to express his gratitude to them for permitting him to do his work in his own way. He could testify to them that he had always declared unto them the whole counsel of God as he had under- stood it. He further wished to thank the church and congregation for the generous gifts he and his family had received on their depar- ture for Llandudno. He was not leaving because he was dissatisfied with the church; it was for other unavoidable reasons.
Cwmamman Urban Council.I
Cwmamman Urban Council. I Mr. Arthur Williams, J.P., presided over the monthly meeting of this body, held on Wednesday evening of last week. MEDICAL OFFICER OF HEALTH'S I REPORT. 1 he Medical Officer reported that during the past month two deaths had been recorded. Three cases of scarlet fever had been notified and one case of measles. They did not assume an epidemic fotm. RESIGNATION. I The Medical Officer of Health (Dr. J. R. Grice) sent in his resignation, to take effect from the 3rd September. The Chairman said that they all regretted the impending departure of Dr. Grice. During his term of office he had given them (the Council) every satisfaction. He felt sure that he was voicing the opinion of his fellow- Councillors in stating that they reluctantly accepted the doctor's decision. He (the doctor) "had been so faithful to the Council since his appointment. Mr. Rees said that he wished Dr. Grice every success. He had been most attentive at all times, and in appreciation of his ser- vices he (the speaker) moved that a record be kept of the decision. Mr. Robert Edwards said that he hoped Dr. Grice would never forget t hem at'Cwm- amman. Mr. T. Morris also endorsed the last speakers. Dr. Grice, in returning thanks, said that he took the opportunity of recognising their kind sentiments that evening. He should like It made known that he was not leaving Cwm- amman because he had been offended in any way, nor any other reason than for the better- ment of himself and family. He thanked them kindly for their expressions. It was decided to appoint Dr. Jones as Medical Officer pro tem. CHANGE OF HOUR. I Mr. Robt. Edwards next moved that the Committees in future meet on the third Tues- day in each month. This, the mover con, tended, would enable the Clerk to send out a copy of the resolutions brought forward, and which would enable the members of the Council—those of them who were not able to be present—to thoroughly understand their purport. It would be edifying and would naturally save a good deal of the time of the Council. He (Mr. Edwards) admitted that it would mean a little more trouble to the Clerk. Mr. Rees said that although he did not object to the motion, it would mean a good deal of extra writing for the Clerk. He would much prefer the minutes being read at the commencement of each ordinary meeting. Mr. Robt. Edwards said that he never meant for the whole of the proceedings to be copied, only the bare resolutions. The Chairman: Just the pith of the reso- lutions? Mr. Edwards: Yes. Mr. Morris said that it was not possible to pass any resolution before it had been brought afterwards to the notice of the whole Coun- cil. The Committee had no power to pass any resolution. Tb Clerk was of the opinion that the Locd Government Board would have to be consulted on the matter. Recommendations I were of a private character. Eventually, it was agreed to adopt the pro- posal, subjject to the sanction of the Local Government Board. TENDERS FOR COAL. I It was decided, on the proposition of Mr. Robt. Edwards, to invite tenders for the supply of large coal and cobbles for private consumers. During the discussion it transpired that the interests of the outside consumer would be protected, and would benefit by having a supply of clean coal. A Member hinted that the colliers would then be grumbling. They had now to take the coal as it was filled into the trams. A MISAPPREHENSION. I The Secretary to the Cwmamman Trades I and Labour Council wrote calling upon the Council to convene a public meeting of rate- payers to explain the attitude taken up by them on the gas question. Several members expressed the opinion that the Trades and Labour Council were under a misapprehension, and did not yet realise the agreement come to. There was nothing yet to explain. It was decided that the Clerk communicate accordingly. THE HOUSING QUESTION. I A lengthy discussion followed an announce- ment made by the Clerk to effect that the I Housing Committee had not yet met, and it was necessary that they know the attitude to I be, taken up by the Council on the question. The Clerk said hat there was no satisfac- tion from the general public' s point of view. A Member suggested that they did not know the actual number of houses required. The Clerk said that 30 houses were unfit for habitation, and there were 20 which re- quired to be renovated before they were fit I for habitation. That would make a total 67 I 50 unfit for habitation, but they only required the erection of 30 new houses. Mr. Robt. Edwards asked whether the introduction of the housing scheme would affect their borrowing powers. The drainage scheme was likely to cost f-20,000, which was more than what they could borrow. At Cwm- amman they were rather in an unfortunate position. The majority of the residents were the owners of their own houses. If they could dfcly adopt the Small Dwellings Acquisition Act. He believed the housing scheme to be a white elephant. If Mr. Morris could use his influence on the County Council, and call upon them to leave them alone at Cwmamman. He (Mr. Edwards) further contended that the age was now more en- lightened, and the workmen would require modem dwellings. A Member was of the opinion that they (the Council) would get into trouble. It is going to be a serious business, he added. The Chairman said that they were com- pelled to carry the scheme out. The Clerk said that if they wanted to carry out their different Schemes, they would have to exercise their borrowing powers. The matter was again referred to the Housing Committee, and it was also decided that the representative of the Council ap- pointed to meet Lord Dynevor's agent ascer- tain what land there was available for build- ing purposes.
Brynamman Octogenarian's Death.
Brynamman Octogenarian's Death. BORN IN EAST INDIES. I There passed away, on Tuesday evening of last week, Mrs. Jane Jones, Park Street, Brynamman. She had reached the ripe old age of 88 years, and succumbed to senile decay after but a comparatively short illness. Deceased's parents, Leonard by name, were natives of Woolwith, her father being a ship repairer by occupation. While on a voyage to the .East Indies Mr. Leonard die, but deceased's mother reached her destination. Here Mrs. Jones was born, and when about 10 years of age returned to Wpolwich, where again Mrs. Leonard re-married and became Mrs. Collyer. There were four sons of the nrst marriage—Henry, Robert, William, and Samuel. Eventually the family removed to Llanelly, where Mr. Collyer took charge of a certain works. The first-named three sons came to Gamant, and worked on the Panty- ffynnon Branch, which was then being con- structed. The rubbish was carted away in trucks with masts, and impelled by the wind. Mr. John Jones, Brynbrain, who engineered the pass across the Black Mountain, super- vised operations. He used these rail-boats to go and worship on Sundays at Christ Church, Gamant, in which cemetery the remains of Brynamman s greatest old-time pioneer were laid to rest. But to return to the family in question. Samuel, the fourth brother, was for I a time a guard on St. Helena. The deceased Mrs. Jones resided for a time at Dowlais, and afterwards at Cwmamman, where she married Mr. Shadrach Jones, who predeceased her some eleven years ago. Though Mrs. Jones was originally a monoglot English lady, she had completely discarded her native tongue for Welsh, but, singularly enough, the last few days prior to her death, she would not converse but in English. She was of a kind and considerate disposition, natural and original in all her ways. The following chil- dren are left to moum after a loving mother- Mr. Shadrach Jones, Mountain Ash; Mrs. Elizabeth Davies, Cornel Bach, Brynamman; Miss Hannah Jones, Park Street, Bryn- aminan; Mr. Henry Jones, Garnant; Mr. Tom Jones, Gwaun-cae-gurwen; Mr. Johnny Jones, Mr. David Roger Jones, and Mrs. David Bowen, Garnant. 'i
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LEanpdcck Ant"<¡lh¡ '!nçl! '.1o&U ¡' 1II"UI Leo. ¡:'hU ¡ Horse Show. i 9 A GREAT SUCCESS. I I The Llangadock Agricultural Society, which had ceased its activities during the war, mainly on account of the absence of several of the officials, who had joined the Colours, again came to the front on Thurs- day last, when a most successful event was held on a field kindly lent by County Coun- cillor Tudor Lewis. The entries exceeded all previous records, and despite the inclemency of the weather the attendance proved a feature in the proceedings. Mr. Dan F. James, the energetic secretary, had! spared no effort in ensuring the success of the movement, and had worked diligently in that direction. Several new classes had been intro- duced in the programme, and at the Iuncneon the judges spoke highly of the quality of the exhibits. Special reference was made of the colliers' class, in which there were 26 entrants. The owner of the winner was warmly compli- mented. The importance of the show can be judged from the fact that there were com- petitors present from the Swansea and Amman [Valleys. This year's president, Mr. M. F. P. Lloyd, J.P., Glansevin, outlined the future prospects of the show, and urged upon the necessity of the co-operation of the farmers in the Society. This year' s event was the fourth held under the auspices of the Society. An excellent luncheon had been provided for at the Golden Lion Hotel, the catering of Host and Hostess Jones giving every satisfaction. Mr. Dan Gwynne, D.C., Caefylchu, was the chairman of the com- mittee. Mr. D. Evans, Tynlone, fulfilled the duties of treasurer in an efficient manner. The entries totalled over 200. The judges were:— Farm and dairy produce, Miss Myfanwy Thomas, Llwynmendy, Llandilo; green crops and Herefords, Mr. B. M. Williams, Blaen- twrch, Farmers; shorthorns, Mr. J. D. Key. Tynwern, Llanelly; horses, MT. T. J. Mathias, Cardigan, and Mr. H. J. Davies, Golden Grove; veterinary surgeon, Mr. W. D. John, M.R.C.V.S., Ammanford. AwaTds:- DAIRY PRODUCE. Uest 3lbs. (in separate lbs.) Fresh Butter, slightly salted: I, Miss M. Evans, Tynlone, Llangadock; 2, Miss M. Jones, Glansevin, Llangadock 3. Mrs. Dicks, Bryncastell. Best Fresh Milk Cheese, not less than IOlbs.: I, Mrs. Griffiths, Tyuchaf; 2, Mrs. Roberts, Ashfield; 3, Miss Griffiths, Tyuchaf. Best 12 Fresh Hen's Eggs (Brown): 1, Mrs. Lloyd, Glansevin, Llangadock; 2, Miss Phillips, Crossville, Llangadock; 3, Mrs. A. Thomas, Llwynwenol. Best 6 Mangolds (of Globe variety): 1, David Griffiths, Talygarn, Llangadock; 2, William Jones, Blaendynfych, Llangadoclj. CATTLE. Best Shorthorn Bull (any age): 1, H. Griffiths, Glanrhyd-Seison, Manordeilo; 2, T. Davies, Cwmsawdde, Llangadock. Best Shorthorn Cow, in milk or in calf: I and 2, T. Davies, Cwmsawdde. Best Shorthorn Heifer, born 1917: 1, Jack Harries, Penybank; 2, T. Davies, Cwm- sawdde. Best Shorthorn Yearling Heifer: 1, Jack Harries, Penyban;' 2, T. Davies, Cwm- sawdde. Best Hereford Bull (any age): 1, J. Price, Glantowy, Llandovery; 2, Herbert Jones, Cefnrhyddan, Llandovery. Best Hereford Cow, in milk or in calf: 1, William Jones, Blaendynfych, Llangadock; 2, William Price, Caegwyn, Llandovery. Best Hereford Yearling Heifer: 1, D. I Davies, TiraUen, Llanwrda; 2, Wm. Price, Caegwyn, Llandovery. SPECIAL PRIZES. Best Dairy Cow, of any breed, in milk or in calf: 1, T. Davies, Cwmsawdde; 2, David Dicks, D.C., Bryncastell. Best Beast in the Show: 1, Howell Grit- fiths, Glanrhyd-Seison; 2, W. Jones, Blaen- dynfych. HORSES. Best Cart Mare or Gelding, 3 years and over: 1, D. E. Thomas, Llwynfortune, Nant- garedig; 2, T. Thomas, Cwmaubach, Car- marthen. Best Cart Brood Mare, with foal afc foot: J, D. E. Thomas, Llwynfortune; 2, T. Davies, Cwmsawdde. Best Three-year-old Cart Mare or Gelding: 1, T. Thomas, Cwmaubach, Carmarthen; 2, T. Davies, Cwmsawdde. Best Two-year-old Cart Colt or Filly: 1, Howell Griffiths, Glanrhyd-Seison; 2, D. James, Glansevinisaf. Best Yearling Cart Colt or Filly: 1, T. Evans, Graigymoch, Manordeilo; 2, Howell Griffiths, Glanrhyd-Seison. Best Cart Colt or frilly Sucker: I, D. E. Thomas, Llwynfortune; 2, D. James, Glan- seviniisaf. Best Collier Mare or Gelding (any age), not exceeding 15 h.h.: I, John Thomas, Abercrychan, Llandovery; 2, J. Price, Glan- towy, Llandovery. Best Collier Brood Mare, with foal at foot, not exceeding 15 h.h.: 1. D. Lewis, Goleu- goeduchaf; 21, Jack Harries, Penybank. Best Two-year-old or Yearling Collier Colt or Filly: 1, T. Thomas, Banc, Talley; 2, R. Lewis, Dderwenfach, Manordeilo; 3, J. Williams, Bryndilo, Manordeilo. Best Collier Sucker: 1, Jack- Harries, Peny- bank; 2, D. Lewis, GoIeugoecN I Best Haulier's Mare or Gelding (any age) in regular work: 1, D. Griffiths, Tyuchaf, Llanddeusaat; 2, W. Tudor Lewis, C.C., Llangadock. Best Mare or Gelding (any age), under saddle: 1, G. C. Thomas, Carregcegin, Llan- dilo; 2, D. Harries, Duffryn Stores. Ammanford. Best Hackney or Cob Brood Mare, with foal at foot: I, B. M. Williams, Bia-er-twrch; 2, W. R. Griffiths, Dolbant. Best Hackney or Cob Sucker: 1, D. Davies, Tiralien, Llanwrda; 2, W. R. Griffiths, Dolbant. Best Two-year-old Hackney or Cob, Colt, or r niy, adapted for riding or driving purposes: 1, J. Morgan, Tanylan; 2, J. Griffiths, Cwm. eilwch. Best Yearling ditto: 1, D. Thomas, Peny- bank, Manordeilo; 2, F. B. Jones, Butcher, Llangadoc. Best Pony (any age), not exceeding 13-2 h.h., under saddle: 1, T. Evans, Swansea; 2, E. James, Penhill, Manordeilo. Best Mare or Gelding, in harness: 1, C C. Thomas, Carregcegin, Llandilo; 2, T. Evans, Berkeley Villa, Swansea. Best Mountain Pony (any age), not ex- ceeding 12-2 h.h.: 1, W. Daves, Coedshone, Llangadock; 2, J. Morgan, Tanylan, Llan- gadcck; 3, D. Davies, Tiralien, Llanwrda. Best Cob Mare or Gelding, under saddle, not exceeding 14-2 h.h.: 1, D. Harries, Duffryn Stores, Ammanford; 2, B. M. Witilams, Blaentwrch, Farmers. SPECIAL PRIZES. For the Best Cob cr Filly by the Hackney Stallion Danish Applause": 1, D. Thomas, Penybank, Manordeilo; 2, D. Davies, Tir- allen, Llanwrda. SPECIAL PRZES OFFERED BY THE SHIRE HORSE SOCETY, LONDON. Best Shire Female: 1, D. E. Thomas, LIwynfortune, Nantgaredig. Best Shilfe Mare: 1, T. Thomas, Cwmau- bach, Carmarthen. MISCELLANEOUS. Best Tradesmen' s Turn-out (used for business purposes only), to include Horse, Vehicle, and Harness, the property of the same owner: 1, J. Davies, Kincoed, Nant- garedig; 2, J. U. Griffiths, Cwrwaun, Lian- gadock; 3, D. Dicks, D.C. TUG-OF-WAR. Llandilo and District.—Mr. J. Luther Jones (captain)
! IAmman Valley Sporting Gossip
Amman Valley Sporting Gossip [By FREELANCE."] Hard lines on the Ammanford Cricket Cricket Club on Saturday last. Llangennech only managed a draw after their previous brilliant victory. Had not time intervened, the result would have undoubtedly been a magnificent victory for the home club. Mil- Davies created another hit," and procured 42 runs. The Ammanford Association Club have chosen their colours for the coming season. It is to be a royal blue jersey with white knickers. The fixture list is expected to be completed any day. The first round for the cup will, however, not be played off until November. I hear that Tommy Twist was one of those selected to play at Swansea on Thursday last in the trial game arranged by the Swansea Town Club. Whether Tommy will transfer his interests to Swansea is another question. Speaking to Jack Leyshon on Monday even- ing last, I gathered that he intends interesting himself in the movements of the local Rugby Club this season, and has already expressed his readiness to serve on the committee. He, however, does not propose to take up playing with seriousness until he has quite recovered from the effects of h's recent operation. Jack Shaw, the old Ammanford Soccer player, is one of those signed on by the local club; also Perrott, Pontamman Road. Both are all-round men, and will prove a great asset in the side to be selected. Tommy Joaes, the Builth Wells goalie, who is to play this season for Ai-imanior it a Llandovery bo3^ and has figured con- spicuously in the Mid- Wales. League circles. The question of selection of captain is causing the local Soccer Club a good deal of consideration, anil I hear that on Friday even- ing a players' meeting is to be held at the Branch Office of the Discharged Sailors' and Soldiers' Federation at 7 o'clock. The selec- tion is between Twist and Morgan. Both are hard nuts to crack, but, however, I would urge those interested to choose wisely, and at the same time retain the interests of the club, I hear that Dai Harries, the well-known Ammanford forward, is to play for his old club this season, and will terminate his activities at Ammanford. The Llandovery Club, of which he is now a member, has been reorganised, with Edgar Evans, the well- known Sospan player at the head. County Councdlor Harry Watkins, the Welsh Inter- national, has promised a subscription of £ 5. On Wednesday afternoon I overheard a whisper at Ammanford that the Garnant Club had been re-organised and at the last moment entered the Swansea League. No con- firmation has been received of this by the Ammanford secretary, Mr. Fred Thomas. The first round for the cup offered by the Swansea League Is not to be played off until the 7th November. In the meantime, this will give a chance to Ammanford to select the most formidable of players. What of Manning, another Llandovery star iq the Soccer world? Cannot the Amman- ford Committee be prevailed upon tc give him a trial? He is a sound player, and Cali use either leg on the field. His judgment of passing has been in the past feature. Tuesday next is mentioned as the day for the playing of a trial game wittt the Amman- ford Soccer Club. Printed and Published by the Amman Valley Chronicle, Limited, at their Offices. Quay Street, Amman ford in the County of Car- -■ar'aan, September 4th, 1919.