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AT EIN GOHEBWYR AC ERAILL. Y sgrifaa, Barddoniaeth, Nodion, Hanesion, a Gohebiaethau i'w han/on cyn GYNTED YN YR WYTHNOS ag y byddo modd t'r GOLYGYDD, CRONICL DYFFRYN AMAIJ," AMANFORD. I
[Er em bod yn rhoddi pob cyjlcmtra i ohebwyr ddatgan eu bam ar gtoestiynnau lleol, nid ydyw hynny i olyga ein bod yn cydsynio a a daliadau.—GoL. ]
Meysydd Lien a Chan. I I [Can HOMER."] I CYMRU FU. I PWYLLWYDDEG A MESMERIAETH. I Nid llawer o sylw mae Cymru wedi ei dalu i' r ddwy gangen hon. Dywedir mai gwyddor (os gellir yn briodol ei galw felly) yw'r diweddaf, sef Mesmeriaeth. Fe gofir fod un o brif ddramodau y Saesoo, sef Trilby," wedi ei sylfaenu ar Fesmeriaeth. Ynddi ceid gwr wedi mesmereisio merch ieuainc, yr hon wna bopeth a orchymyna efe iddi. Y mae'n wyddor beryglus iawn, meddir, ïr anghyfarwydd. Dywedir i wr ieuanc, mewn llythyndy neilltuol yu Lloegr, fesmereisio gwr ieuanc arall. Methodd a l gael o'y llewyg, a'r canlyniad fu i'r gwr ieuanc fyned o'i bwyll. Yr hyn a wnaeth i mi, yr wythnos hon, alw sylw at y pethau hyn ydoedd dyfod ar draws llyfr a gyhoedd- wyd yn 1854 gan y diweddar MT. Hum- phreys o Caernarfon. Awdur y llyfr oedd Mr. A. W. Jarvis, Caernarfon, proffeswr yn y gwyddorau uchod. Ffawd pawb yn ei dal." Yn y rhan gyntaf o' r llyfr fe ym- drinir a Pwyllwyddeg (Phrenology). Ond y rhan ddiweddaf yw'r mwyaf diddorol. Ym- drinir a Mesmeriaeth. Y mae gan y proffeswr gynghorion a chyfarwyddiadau ynglyn a pha fodd i fesmereisio pobl, ac hefyd i w dihuno. Yn niwedd y llyfr ceir engreifftiau o'r rhai a wellhawyd gan y proffeswr o wahanol afiechydon. Dyma engraifft neu ddwy:— J.J.-Oedd am naw mlynedd wedi bod yn y poenau mwyaf wrteithiol gan y cryd- gymalau. Pan ddygwyd hi ataf yr oedd yn analluog i symud na sefyll. Yr oedd holl nerth ei haelodau wedi i colli. Wecli bod am rai wythnosau dan drin iaeth F esmeraw l gennyf, adferwyd iddi esmwythter a defnydd- ioldeb a ystyriai bron yn wyrthiol." -Wedi bod yn dioddef dan wendid a chyffroad gewynol, nes effeithio i taddau helaeth ar ei synhwyrau, a ddygwyd o amgylch yn gwbl drwy driniaeth Fesmerawl gennyf. Y mae yn awr yn iach a hoyw." Deallwn mai ychydig o gopiau o'r llyfr hwn sydd ar law yn awr. BEDBARGRAFFIADAU BEIRDD A LLENORION. Sion Philip o Fochras, ym Mynwent Eglwys Llandanwg, Meirion- J. Ph., 1600. Bardd dienllib, Digyffelyb, Fu Sion Phyllip,- lesu ffelwr; Gwely anmgho', Yw' r daearglo, Yma huno Y mae heno. Dyma fedd gwr da oedd gu,Sion Phylip, Sein a philer Cymru; Cwynwn fyn'd athro canu, I garchar y ddaear ddu." -Huw Llwyd Cynfal. Thomas Edwards (Twm o'r Nanit), ym Mynwent yr Eglwys Wen, Dinbych:— Y maen hwn a osodwyd gan Gym- deithas y Gwyneddigion, Llundain, er cof am Thomas Edwards, Nant. Bardd rhagorol yn ei oes. Bu farw Ebrill 3ydd, B.A., 1810. Ei oedran 71. Geirda rai i gywirdeb-yn bennaf Ni dderbyniai wyneb; A roes senn i drawsineb, A'i ganiad yn anad neb. Er cymaint oedd braint a bri-ei anian I Am enwog farddoni, Mae'r awen a'i hacen hi Man tawel yma' n tewi." Charles Sautderson. Ar feddgist y teulu ym Mynwent Llmy-I. Me-rlon_ Er colfadwriaeth am Cha*. Saunderser. Bu faiw or cholera morbus, yr. Orlea^u Newydd, Gogletid America, Hydref 24, I 1832, yn 23 oed. Gwr ieuanc o gywir awen-anfonwyd I fynwes ckap, f 0 sylw byd isel ben I Byr ddyddiwyd y bardd addien." —R. D. (Bardd Nantglyn). IL_ Yn naear Orleans Newydd-yr hun Yr enwog fardd celfydd; 0 fynwes gwlad Feiiionydd Yno yr aeth yn wr rhydd." -G. W. (Gutyn Peris). Robert Jones (Robyn Goch), LIanengan, ym Mynwent Necropolis, Lerpwl—■ Er yma, y'mro ammharch,—daw lesu Dywysog i'w gyfarch A Rhobert, yn wr hybarch, God o rych, a gad yr arch." Tablet Goronwy Owen, yn Eglwys Gadeiriol Bangor- Tra haul mwyn yn dwyn gwen dydd,ac I gwyno ing prydydd; [enaid Yn haeddu i barchu bydd Goronwy gawr Awenydd. Gwaith ei gerdd yn goeth a gawn,—bmf Brawf archwaeth synwyrlawn; [orchest Ei gofio haeddai'n gyfiawn, Arwr dysg ac eryr dawn." Rowland Huw, o' r Graienyn, yn Uan- gower, Meirion- Noeth y daethym, Noeth yr aethym, Mwy dirym, Yma i dario; A gwnaf hepian Nes daw anian Duw ei Hunan I'm dihuno." Ganddo El Ei Hun. loan ab Gwilym, ym Mynwent Trefriw— Awenog blentyn artian -y .i cafwyd, Cyfaill puraf allan; Eithr Ow! lie Athraw y Llan Yw'r ddaear,—hedd i loan." Daw gair am y diweddar "Elfyn" yn y rhifyn (nesaf.
Nodion Teithiwr. I Dyma ni y tro hwn eto yn cael ein hunain yn I ABERGWILI. Yr oeddem wedi cael ar ddeall fod gwledd bregethwrol 0'1 fath oreu i'w chynnal yng Nghapel Ebenezer, ac aethom yno; ac ni siomwyd ni mewn un modd. Arwr y wledd oedd y Parch. Sam Williams, Glandwr, ger Abertawe, a cherfiwr o' r fath oreu yw efe. Yr oedd yn ymaflyd yn y damau mawrion ar gyfer enaid colledig, ac yn yjndrafod a dyfnion bethau Duw gyda' i fath ddeheu- rwydd ac eglurder, nes yr oedd pawb, o bob oedran, yn teimlo mai da oedd bod yno. Llywyddwyd y gwahanol gyfarfodydd gan y Parch. D. Williams, y gweinidog, a da oedd gennym ei weled ef a phobl ei ofal yn dis- gwyl mor dda. Casglwyd ymhob oedfa, a chafwyd swm anrhydeddus er shwyddo y dry- sorfa adeiladu; yn ffodus, yr oedd Alexander, y got copr, yn absenol, fel y safodd Demetrius, y gof arian, y maes iddo ei hun. Arhosed yr arogl hyfryd yn hir yn Ebenezer, ac ar y pentref a'r wlad o'r bron. Chwareuwyd yr offeryn yn ddeheuig gan Miss Da vies, Bwlch- bach; a diwrnod oedd hwn roddodd fwynhad i gannoedd. Dilynned ffrwyth y cyrddau hyn. I FELINWEN. Yma y cawsom y frainf o ysgwyd llaw a ffarWelio a Mr. Sidney M. Griffiths a Mrs. Griffiths, a Iago, eu hanwylyn, pan yn canu'n iach i'r hen bentref oedd yn or-annwyl a hoff ganddynt. Yraddengys eu bod o hyn allan i orsafu yn y brif ddinas, lie y mae ein cyfaill yn llanw cykh pwysig mewn swyddfa fri. Eiddunwn iddynt bob llwydd yn y Babilon fawr. I NANTGAREDIG. Fel y mae ei enw, felly y cawn y pentref hwn a'r holl garedigion sydd yn preswylio ynddo. Caredigrwydd mawr gawsom gan Miss Evans, o Westty y New Inn, fel ag y mae em cyfaill a ninnau yn teimlo yn wir ddiolchgar. Dymunem ddwyn ar gof i'r foneddiges mai trech dau nag un, ac nid da bod dyn ei hunan. Cofier mai Byw'n unig sydd boen enaid, A phwn brwnt yw poen heb raid. Dyma ni yn awr yn yr orsaf, ac yn canfod y march tan yn dynesu, ac wedi cael y tosyn angenrheidiol, dyma ni strim, stram, etrellach, nes cyrraedd gorsaf dlos y I GELLIAUR, ac yna, trwy gymorth Marble," y ceffyl prisfawr, cyrhaeddasom y man dymunol, sef gartref," a diolchgar oeddym am y frasint. I SILOH, PENYBANC. Dydd Sul diweddaf, bu cyfarfocy^d blyn- I yddol yn y capel uchod. Caf,, > c f I bregethau rhagorol gan y Parch. H. SeiriI I' Williams, Pontardawe. Ni raid efe w4h lythyrau canmoliaetli; mae ei enw ar yn ddiigon o /lichni .eth ara lor. 1"0:1 trysorau mwyaf gwerthfawr. Yr oedd y ca- yn orlawn, a'r eneiniad oddiwrth y Santaidd Hwnnw yn cael tii df;m drwy i yar IlOil gyfarfodydd. Y Parch. Stephen Thomas, y gwtinidog, yn ei hwyliau goreu, »* gvni lleidfa yn tafiu eu rhoddion i'r dryiorfa gyda siroldeb, a Miss Thomas, Cefnrhiwlas, chwarae yr offeryn gyda ei chywreirrwy Jd aifercl. Dywedai pawb mai da oedd bod I yno, L l w,yncelyn, JOHN F. JAMES. I L!te?ncc?, Mor?e?o. j
Manordilo Agricultural and Horticultural Show. The annual Agricultural and Horticultural show held recently at Manoardeilo constituted a record. Messrs. Harries Bros., following their usual generosity, had placed at the disposal of the committee the use of the beautiful grounds at Glanbrydan. The show financially proved a great success, and the committee is to be complimented for its enter- prise. The judges were :—Horticulture: Mr. Taylor (Head Gardener), Alltyfran Poultry: Mr. D. Griffiths, Llanelly; Agriculture and Turn Outs: Mr. Davies, Derrymoilon, Drys- llwyn; Butter, Cheese and Cake: Miss Rees, Glanrafonddu, Talley, and Mrs. Morgan, Broad Oak, Golden Grove. LOCAL CLASS. FLOWERS. Geranium: 2, A. Boyd, Station House; 3, C. Boyd, Station House. Fuchsia: 2, A. Boyd, Station House; 3, C. Boyd, Station House. Begonia: 1, C. Boyd, Station House; 2, A. Boyd, Station House. Fern: 2, C. Boyd, Station House; 3, A. Boyd, Statian House. Buijph of Wild Flowers: 1, Miss Glass- brook, The Down; 2, Miss P. Williams, Church House; 3, Miss F. Williams, Church House. Asters: 1, C. Boyd, Station House; 2, W. Morgans, Penlan; 3, A. Boyd, Station House. GARDEN PRODUCE. Parsnips: fl, D. Rees, Nantwallter 2, Mr. Lloyd, Bryneithyn; 3, L. G. Lewis, Mayrose Hill. Carrots: 1, D. Rees, Nantwallter; 2, Mr. Lloyd, Bryneithyn 3, L. G. Lewis, Mayrose Hill. Onions: 1, L. G. Lewis, Mayrose Hill; 2. J. W. Morgans, Penlan. Beetroot (long): 1, L. G. Lewis, Moyrose Hill; 2, W. Morgans, Penlan. Leeks: t, W. Morgans, Pen lan; 2, D. Rees, Nantwallter; 3, R. Williams, Ivor Villa. Table Cabbage: 1, Mr. Alcock, The Pleasantrys; 2, D. Rees, Nantwallter. Root Parsley: 1, L. G. Lewis, Mayrose Hill; 2, Mrs. S. Rowbery, Towy View; 3, W. Williams, Ivor Cottage. Marrows: 1, W. Williams, Ivor Cottage; 2 Mr. Alcock, The Pheasantrys. Runner Beans: I, A. Boyd, Station House; 2, D. Rees, Nantwallter; 3, J. Richards, Glanrhyd. Potatoes (round): 2, L. G. Lewis, May- rose Hill; 3, D. Rees, Nantwallter. Potatoes (Kidney): t, L. G. Lewis, May- rose Hill; 2, D. Rees, Nantwallter; 3, A. Boyd, Station House. Beetroot (round): 1, A. Boyd, Station House; 2, D. Rees, Nantwallter; 3, MT. Lewis, Mayrose Hill. Bunch of Shallots: 2, L. G. Lewis, May- rose Hill; 3, Mr. Lloyd, Bryneithyn. Broad Beans: 2, Mr. Alcock, The Phea- santrys 3, D. Rees, Nantwallter. Peas: 2, R. Williams, Ivor Villa; 3; D. Rees, Nantwallter. Turnips: 1, R. Williams, Ivor Villa. Celery: t, D. Rees, Nantwallter. Rhubarb: 2, D. Rees, Nantwallter; 3, R. Williams, Ivor Villa. Cooking \Apples: 1, Mr. Alcock, The Pheasantrys; 2, E. Glassbrook, The Down; 3, L. G. Lewis, Mayrose Hill. Dessert Apples: 1, Mr. Glassbrook, The Down; 2, D. Rees, Nantwallter. OPEN CLASS. FLOWERS. Begonia: 1, C. Boyd, Manordeilo. Ferns: I, C. Boyd, Manordeilo. Foliage Plant: 1, C. Boyd, Manordeilo. Dahlias: 1, F. King, Llangadock. Buttonhole: t, F. King, Llangadock; 2, A. Boyd, Manordeilo. Stocks: I, F. King, Llangadock. Asters: J, F. King, Llangadock; 2, C. Boyd, Station House. VEGETABLES. Collection of Vegetables: 1, T. Williams, Manordeilo; 2, L. G. Lewis, Manordeilo. Onions: t, T. Williams, Manordeilo; 2, D. Davies, Ffairfach; 3, Mr. Roberts, Liangadock. Carrots: 1, D. Davies, Ffairfach; 2, T. Williams, Manordeilo; 3, W. Barr, Llan- gadock. Beetroot (long): 1, D. Davies, Ffairfach; 2, W. Barr, Llangadock; 3, F. King, Llan- gadock. Parsnips: t, W. Barr, Llangadock; 2, L. G. Lewis, Manordeilo. Leeks: 1, D. Davies, Ffairfach; 2, W. Barr, Llangadock; 3, T. Williams, Manor- deilo. Celery: 2, W. Barr, Llangadock. Cauliflowers: 1, D. Davies, Ffairfach. Peas: 2, D. Davies, Manordeilo; 3, F. King, Llangadock. Runner Beans: 1, L. G. Lewis, Manordeilo; 2, D. Davies, Ffairfach: 3, D. Rees, Taliais. Broad Beans: 2, D. i\ee&, Nantwallter; 3, D. Davies, Cwmifor. Potatoes (round): 1, W. Barr, Llangadock; 2. A Boy, Mrnordeilo. Potatoes (Kidney): I" D. P-es, Taliaris; 3, W. Barr, Llangadock. í Cucumbers: 1, I. ;l wis, Manordeilo 12, F. King, Llangadock; 3, D. Rees, Tal- I :;} I C?kmg Apples: L J. Per?'n? B.t!ue?m; 2, D. Davies, Ffairfach; 3. J. Perkins. De?rt Apples: L. G. Lewis, Manor- deilo; 2, T. Evans, Manordeilo; 3, J. Perkins, Bethlehem OPEN POULTRY CLASS. Silver Cup for most pcuits won by T. Williams. Manordeilo. I, Game A.O. Variety: 1, T. Williams. Manordeilo; 2, D. Phillips, Loughor; 3, T. Williams, Manordeilo. Wyandotte: 1, D. L. Price, Ystradgynlaiis; 12, D. L. Price, Ystradgynlais; 3, Mr. i Phillips, Manordeilo. Canpine: 1, C. Bayd, Manordeilo; 2, C. Boyd, Manordeilo. Rode Island Red: 1, T. Williams, Manordeilo; 2, T. Lewis, Crosshands; 3, A. Boyd, Manordei lo. Leghorn: 1, Davies, Bettws; 2, J. Paynes, Llanelly; 3, J. Davies, Bettws. Anconts: 1, T. Williams, Manordeilo; 2, T. Williams, Manordeilo; 3, J. Perkins, Bethlehem; 3x, L. L. Davies, Ffairfach. Sussex: I, J. Lewis, Cross hands; 2, J. Lewis, Crosshands; 3, T. Williams, Manor- deilo. Game Bamtams: 1, Mr. Jones, Manordeilo; 2, T. Evans, Manordeilo; 3, T. Williams, Manordeilo. Soft Feather Bamtams: 1, E. Holmes, Am- man,ford; 2, W. J. Grills, Ammanford; 3, D. Davies, Llandebie. A Variety Breed, 1919: 1, Mr. Murray, Llanelly; 2, D. L. Price, Ystradgynlais; 3, J. H. Rees, Lknelly; 3x, A. Boyd, Manor- deilo. L. Layer: 1, T. Williams, Manordeilo; 2, W. M. Davies, Llandilo; 3, Mr. Phillips, Manordeilo. Belgian Hare: 1, H. Jones, Garnant; 2, A. Boyd, Manordeilo; 3, H. Jones, Garnant. Rabbit (A. Breed): 1, J. R. Davies, Garnant; 2, S. Davies, Manordeilo; 3, J. R. Davies, Gamant. LOCAL CASS. Turkeys: 1, Mr. Phillips, Manordeilo; 2, E. Glassbrook, Manordeilo; 3, A, Boyd, Manordeilo. Ducks: I, Mr. Price, Mr. Price, Manor- deilo; 2, Mr. Phillips, Manordeilo. Geese: 1, Mr. Morgans, Manordeilo; 2, Mr. Glassbrook, Manordeilo; 3, Mr. Boyd, Manordeilo. MIXED CLASS. White Eggs: 1, Mrs. C. Boyd, Manor- deilo. Butter: 1, Miss Davies, T yisha, Maerdy; 2, Mrs. Richards, Glanrhyd. Cheese: 1, Mrs. Roberts, Llangadock; 2, Mrs. Richards, Glanrhyd. Cottage Loaf: 1, Mrs. S. Rowbery, Manordeilo; 1, Miss A. Davies, Glanrhyd; I, Miss N. Barnes, The Down. Bakestone Bread: 1, Miss N. Barnes, The Down; 2, F. Williams, Church House. Home-made Cake: 1, Mrs. Evans, Llwyn- brain; 2, Mrs. Richards, Glanrhyd. OUTSIDE CLASS. Best Collier Horse: 1, E. Glassbrook, The Down; 2, T. R. Morgans, Coedmawr; 3, E. Glassbrook, The Down. Best Turn-out: 1, D. Davies, Cwmifor; 2, W. James, Penhill; 3, C. Boyd, Station House.
I Llandovery Lad's' Funsral. The remains of Master David Rhys Roderick, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rhys Roderick, 7, Water Street, Llandovery, were interred at Ebenezer Baptist Church. There was a large and representative attendance at the obsequies. The pastor, the Rev. H. Ivor James, and Mr. D. Harries, Clynderwen, a theological student and uncle of deceased, officiated. The chief mourners were:—Mr. and Mrs. Rhys Roderick (parents) Misses Muriel and Nansi Roderick (sisters) Nurse Roderick, Queen Street, grandmother) Mr. Evan Roderick, Merthyr (uncle) Mrs. Roderick, Master Rhys Roderick, and Miss May Roderick (aunt and cousins), Neuadd Arms, Cilycwm Mr. and Mrs. John Morgan, Olchfa Mill, Porthyrhyd (great-uncle and aunt) Mr. James Morgan, Feathers, Llan- wrda (great-uncle) Mr. D. T. Morgan and Mr. John Morgan, Llandovery (uncles) Mrs. Harries, Arfryn, Llandilo (aunt) Mr. and Mrs. James Jones, Plough Hotel, Llan- .dovery (uncle and aunt) Mr. and Mrs. Davies and Miss Davies, Berris Brook (uncle, aunt and cousin) Mr. Roderick, Bryntowy (great-uncle) Mr. D. Harries, Clynderwen (uncle); Mr. Isaac Morgan, Cilycwm; Mr. Thomas Hughes, Cilycwm; Mr. David Thomas, Ogwrn, Llandovery; and Mr. and Mrs. John Jones, 5, Queen Street, Llan- dovery. Amongst the general public present were Councillors Rd. Thomas, Mafeking Road; J. Nicholas; David Tones, Upton House; W. Jones, Alma House; and Messrs. W, Thomas, monumental sculptor, Queen Street; D. Jones, Gloucester House; J. K. Rees, Red Lion Hotel; J. Jenkins, Oak House; Norman Owen, Pengawse; L. Thomas, The Uplands; Pritchard, Verdra Villa; W. Williams, Glanceri. Beautiful floral tributes were sent by relatives and sympathisers.
I Ammanford Police Court. Monday, before Mr. W. Llewellyn and Mr. Evan Lewis. The chairman at the outset paid a touching tribute to the late Mr. Stepney Gulston, Derwydd. He expresed the sympathy of his colleagues with the family in their sad be- reavement. The Deputy-Chief Constable concurred, and Mr. W. L. Smith, the magistrate, described the deceased as one of nature's gentlemen. The County, by his death, had sustained a great loss. He was well known in the co. a: I coL-d be approached by one and aU. I STRAYING HORSE. Rudolph Bondy, Margaret Street, Amman- ford, was summoned for allowing a horse to stray. P.C. Rees proved the oftcnce, and the defendant was let off on payment of costs. I WITHOUT LIGHTS. For driving a carriage without lights,, David Thomas, Greenhill, Cefubrynbrain, was fined £1. P.C. Thomas Jones x roved the cJence, which was committed of, he 14rh August. JUVENILE COURT. At the Juvenile Court, David John Lewis waq char £ 'J with stealiiif: the c;um of I s. I Jd. The defendant pleaclecl guilty, and he was bound over to be of good behaviour for 12 months, and ordered to pay the costs.
Amman United Notes. I [By "OLD SPORT."] I LLANGENNECH v. AMMAN UNITED. Result: Amman United, 1 goal 1 try; Llangennech, 1 dropped goal. Scorers for Amman United: Joe. Rees and Billo. Rees. In opening these notes I should like to mention one point that is more or less a personal one. I hope to be able to follow the fortunes of Amman United throughout the coming season, and each week in these columns to give some idea of the doings of the team. In my notes it is quite posible that I shall have cause to criticise individual players from time to time. I shall do so in an unbiassed spirit, and I trust that all the players will realize this and accept the criticism in the spirit in which it is written. Where praise is earned I shall endeavour to recognise it, but on the other hand, if a player blunders he must expect to be "mentioned" as well. With these opening remarks let me pass on to the first game on the fixture card, which was played at Llangennech on Saturday last in splendid football weather, and before as fine a sporting crowd as one could wish to be amongst. In this column last week I struck a note of optimism with regard to the club's future from the committee' s point of view. To-day, I am pleased to carry on in the same strain with regard to the players. Let me say at once that we have a team of great possi- bilities, and I shall expect some fine achieve- ments from them ere many weeks are passed. This game was an eye-opener to the writer, and also to all the Amman supporters present I can confidently say that the scarlets have never played better football. What makes it the more remarkable is the fast that it was the first match, and practically all the players were only half-trained. There were two out- standing features in their play on Saturday, viz.:—the hooking of the forwards and the combination of the backs. There was method in every thing they did, and the low score is no indication of the play. In Llangennech we found doughty young opponents, who played the game in the highest sense of the word, and- I warn any teams who have them on their cards that they are up against a stiff proposition if they continue to display last Saturday's form. At one period it looked as if the United were going to open the season with an adverse result. Fortunately, however, they never lost their heads, and the winning score was the outcome of a beautiful movement, -in which Garfield Phillips easily took premier honours. His burst through the opposing three-quarters was a fine piece of opportunism, and fully deserved the points which ended the move- ment. Coming down to the team as indi- viduals I will commence with the forwards. The pack as a whole did better in the scrums than in the loose. Their heeling was extra- ordinarily good, and Rees Owen and T. J. Thomas made an efficient pair of hookers. It was a happy idea of the vice-captain' s in selecting these two players for the job. In the loose rushes the chief faults were the tendency to bunch to much together and also over- eagerness. A little more system and coolness would prove beneficial. I have no hesitation in picking out Will Ward and J. Shyles as our two most prominent forwards. The latter's line out work was very fine. The three young forwards, Tom Evans, W. Davies, and a. Jeremiah all did well, and with experience should develope into good men. Will Thomas, with his long experience, was a great help. He kept the forwards together splendidly. The original selection of Morgan Rees at outside half and A. Price as scrum- worker did not turn out the success one could have .hoped for, and it was a wise decision of the Amman captain to reverse their positions during the second half. They worked far better together. Morgan Rees' scrum work excellent, and on his display in this game the commitee will be well advised to keep him there. Arthur Price, seemed a little slow at times, but his feeding of the three-quarters is to be highly commended. The defence of both halves was beyond reproach. Coming to the three-quarter line, I have no hesitation in saying that in Garfield and Evan Phillips we have two wings that will want watching this season. The former, with his riper experience, at present shows more polish, but Evan Phillips, when he has played a few matches, will make things hum. Both centres did excellently, and the combination of the line as a whole augurs well for the succes of the sidle. I must give Joe Rees a paragraph to himself, for he thoroughly deserves it, if only for the brilliant try he scored. It is not often one hears of a full-back scoring entirely on his own, particularly when two teams are fairly evenly matched. Joe received the ball near' the half-way line, and when pressed, punted. He followed up on his own, and to the amazement of everybody dropped on the ball under the home full-back's nose, thus scoring as fine an individual try as" one could ever wish to see. Apart from this try, his play generally was of the highest order. Time after time he relieved in fine style. He led the visiting forwards a merry dance, ruining them off their legs. He nursed his own forwards well also by excellent touch- finding. Our last line of defence will need some piercing, and any team who scores will have earned their points, if Joe Rees has any say in the matter. To sum up, therefore, I am confidently looking forward to a successful season, pro- vided nothing at present unforeseen, happens ,in the way of accidents. One of the first words of advice I should !ike to tender to the players is: "train, train, train. The second string chr--V >ve opened the season with a match asu^o. T rydail. They were greatly disappoints J at the non- appearance of the Am n: oil ford suburbans. This is not as it should L. il a team sec- retary makes fixtures hI" should endeavour to see that they are carrLj < I am given to unders'. > ;d Amman secretary wrote to Tirvr?i! secreta!? during the wed to Wow wliar "Ime they were coming, but had no icply.
IMPORTANT TRANSFER of BUSINESS. IW r. H. B. S hie rs begs to notify the Inhabitants of the j 5, Amman Valley that he has disposed of his ) S First-Class DENTAL Practice j! !S to his late Assistant, J Mr. FRANK G. DAY ill (now of Gorseinon ) JV And hopes they will give him the same support hitherto accorded to ? himself, feeling always confident from his knowledge of Mr. DAY'S ability that they will have the most careful and painstaking attention. J, 5 All late Clients of Mr. SHIERS who have not completed, and have t 5 paid Deposits, will get the amounts of such Deposits considered in their i ? Final Bill of Settlement. Ji iT Note Address- < 56, College Street, AMMANFORD. Hours—Daity: 10a.m. t!H 8 p.m. Other times by appointment. ij J D.S.—Siaredir Cymraeg. v????????v???v?vv???vv??vvv??????v?
Llandovery Food Control. I STATEMENTS AS TO ALLEGED 1 PROFITEERING. MEMBER OF THE TOWN COUNCIL FAILS TO SUBSTANTIATE HIS CHARGES. A meeting of the Borough Profiteering Committee,. to which the Press was invited, was held at the Town Hall on Monday even- ing, under the presidency of the Mayor (Mr. Danl. Jones), To consider the statement made by Councillor R. Thomas." Mr. W. J. Esmond said the position was now very simple. They had invited Coun- cillor Richard Thomas to meet them to sub- stantiate his charge that profiteering was rampant in the town. He thought it was their duty, in the interests of the consumers, that this should be done. Councillor Thomas, Although calling attention to the alleged profiteering, was quite ready for the public to be continued to be fleeced so far as he was concerned, otherwise he would have accepted the Committee's invitation with great eager- ness. It was not for him (Mr. Esmond) to question his absence, but he thought it was their duty, in the interests of the consumers and' tradespeople of the town, to issue a statement from that meeting as a body briefly setting forth their views. Mr. M. H. Nichols agreed. The matter was given a good deal of publicity in the local and Cardiff papers under scare head- lines. He thought that equal publicity should be given and as concisely to the statement that he had failed to prove his contention. They had asked him to attend that meeting for two reasons. The first was that if profiteer- ing was rampant, as he said, it was only right that they should know something of the facts. By absenti ng himself, to his (Mr. Nichols') mind he had totally failed to prove his con- tention. The other reason was that he was doing a great disservice to the public in not coming there and telling them exactly where the profiteering took place, so that the Com- mittee might take action. Mr. Esmond had made a very concise statement, and he thought it should go out to the Press. iM r. T. Handley, a member of the Com- mittee, said he approached Mr. Thomas and asked him if he was gomg to attend the meeting, and he replied: No," and made various excuses, saying he wouldu t have I finished till 6 o'clock, that he would then have to take and write one or two letters, so the time would be gone. Mr. Handley then saw the Mayor on the other platform at the station, and crossed over to him. Mr. Thomas came over to them, and said he did not see why he should be called over and not Mr. C. P. Lewis, who, he said, had made more sweeping statements than him. Mr. Handley replied that according to what he had read in the Press, Mr. Thomas had said that profiteering was rampant in the town. He then asked him if he knew of a case of profiteering he ought to lay it before the Committee, and they would take action. Mr. Thomas then mentioned that there had been two cases where attempts had been made to overcharge for meat. Mr. Handley said he then asked him for names, but he refused to -give them. He told Mr. Thomas that he would lay before the Committee what had passed between them. Mr. Thomas then pro- ceeded to make a rambling statement, in which he alleged overcharges had been made for eggs, butter and milk, and that they could not get butter. He told him that in that case it was his duty to lodge his complaint before the Executive Officer against the retailer he was to get it from, and that instructions as to what to do under circumstances had been given time after time in the Press. He should have furnished to the Executive Officer bills as to overcharges, and action would have followed. He again invited him to the meeti ing, and told him that he would not be detained more than ten minutes at th- out- side. He replied- "I T come." Tllf ¡ Mayor then said: If you can't come to- night, come some other night." He replied I that Thursday night he would have to attend an a d j'01,7pe d meet i ng of .? e 'r ],, I an adjoined meeting of the T" ,in Council, and made further excuses as to having to go here and having to go there, and couldn't come at all. The Mayor congratulated Mr. Handley as ta his excellent memory as to what had transpired Mr. M. H. Nichols: He can't prove his contention. He made a wild statement, and he cannot substantiate it. Aid. T. Watkins said he was really very sorry such a statement had been made. He could only describe it as infamous. Mr. Handley: It if wicked, sir. Ald. Watkins: That's a stronger word. (Laughter). Let it be as it may, it is in- correct. I have known Llandovery longer than anybody present, for I can go back 64 years-before most of you were born. I have had sufficient time to form an opinion of the trade and tradespeople of the town. They are equal to any in South Wales, and they supply their customers with goods of the best quality. They have a character which they are anxious to maintain. They feel it to the quick. As a Food Control Committee, we can laugh at our accuser. We are quite pre- pared to meet his charge. Replying to Mrs. F. W. Lewis, Mr. M. H. Nichols said that Mr. Thomas refused to attend to refute or substantiate the charge. Mr. Handley said that the Committee took all possible steps to see that no more butter went out than should, and he told Mr. Thomas so. Mrs. Lewis said they should be only too glad to get their own butter and send the foreign away. Mr. M. H. Nichols: His object was not to protect ar.y consumer, but to bring discredit on the Food Committee. When asked to substantiate it or help the Committee, he refuses to do so. With reference to Ald. Lewis, Ald. Watkins said the case was a very different one. So far as he was concerned, there was no charge against him. He simply said that Mr. Nicholas had told him about the butter, and it was in the country and not n the town. He brought no charge against this Com- mittee. It was agreed that the following statement, drafted by Councillor W. T. Esmond, J.P., should be handed to the Press, who were thanked for attending, for publication:— I That in view of a statement made by Councillor Richard Thomas at the last meet- ing of the Town Council that profiteering was rampant in the town, he was invited, in the interests of the consumers, to meet the Borough Food Control Committee to give particulars of the alleged profiteering. He refused to attend, an action which implies I either callous indifference to the public whom he alfeges to have been exploited, or what is more probable, an entire absence of evidence to prove his charge."
LABOUR PARTY'S REPUDIATION. To the Editor, Amman Valley Chronicle. Sir,—Will you kindly correct another of your Watchman' s false statements, as printed in your last week's issue? We refer to the paragraph in which the statement is made (in reference to the County Council election) that the local Labour Party is rather keen on the withdrawal of one of the candidates, and even suggested that the particular organisation be approached with a view to that purpose. The organisa- tion involved is the Discharged Men's Fede- I ration, and it is rather doubtful whether they will agree to that course being adopted." We challenge your Watchman to state at what meeting, place, or time that the matter has ever even been discussed. We do submit that statements of this nature should surely be verified before being published. The whole paragraph is a wilful prevarication of the truth. We do not as a Party t/opose to interfere with the decisions of any organisa- tion; have never done so; and we emphati- cally object to sny interference with our affairs from other journalistic scribe- If your Watchman's sense of imagi-natl, s so strong that he pictures and conjures mi jrej- sions in the dark, we suggest you put him on day-work, when, mayhap, her-i 'will be ci >?ier. Night-watching evidently is not con- ducive to his verba! w-ac:ty TLUU'Hnjr you for publishing this correction.—On behalf of the Labour P-rtv, D. J. ED\V,wlu, Cnairman. J. RAINFORD, Secretary.
TO CORRESPONDENTS. In reply to Inte^stod," he would no doubt have the information he requires from Mr. Gwilym R. Jones, the coaduuer of the Ammanford Choir, on enq-