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Heard in the Street. I A chiel amang ye takin' notes, I An' faith he'll prent it. "—BURNS. A new amusement has been insti- tuted at recent socials held in Amman- ford. As it would be altogether too shocking to indulge in kissing games, a substitute is found in winking, the young lady to whom a wink is given having to scramble into a vacant chair. How exciting! Local amateur gardeners are anxiously awaiting to learn the terms on which the Ammanford Urban Council are in a position to supply seed potatoes. It is understood that the Council have applied for twelve tons, to be distributed in lots to residents in the urban area. It is interesting to learn that all officers now on duty at recruiting offices and other home positions have to be medically examined, and those found fit, who have not yet been to the Front, are to be given a chance to ex- 'hibit their courage in the firing lines. The news is said to have caused a considerable flutter among some of these shirkers -in uniform. ? Wales will be interested in the cele- bration this year of the bicentenary of the birth of William Williams, Panty- celyn, and a scheme of commemoration is being devised by the Calvinistic Methodist Assembly. Williams was one of the greatest hymnologists the world has ever seen. His work has been translated into many languages, his most popular hymn, Guide me, 0 Thou great Jehovah," having been sung in practically every civilised part of the globe. The scheme formulated by the Ammanford Urban Council, and en- dorsed at a public meeting of rate- payers and residents held on the 12th inst., is being brought prominently to the notice of individuals by a circular issued by the Council Clerk, Mr. T. M. Evans. The addressees are invited to take up 120 or more of the War Loan, and pay the sum of £ 3 in re- spect of every S.20 Loan applied for, the balance to be paid by eight equal quarterly instalments. An admirable opportunity is being given workmen of the Raven Tin- works, Glanamman, to invest their money in the War Loan. Mr. Henry Folland, the managing director, has bought £ 1,000 worth of War Savings Certificates at 15s. 6d. each, and offers them for sale to his workmen at 14s. 6d. each; or, in other words, the £ 50 interest on the £ 1,000 he distributes among those of his workmen who buy a War Savings Certificate. An excel- lent example for other employers of labour. » There are many colliers in the Rhondda Valley earning over f.600 a year. One company alone employs scores of men who pay over fi fteen shillings a week in income-tax. This, while evidence of prosperity among the steam coal workers, can only at the present time be read enviously by anthracite colliers, who in this district are now only able to work two or three turns a week. The lack of ton- nage is making matters rather hard in the locality owing to the small wage that can now be earned. A Garnant workman, the other day, made a request for 250 acres of land to put some potatoes in. The com- mittee at once considered the applica- tion, and offered him the Black Moun- tain, so that he could raise sufficient for the whole district. The only diffi- culty he could see before accepting the offer was that of getting manure, so it was suggested he should have it from the barry gratis. Now, in more sober moments, he has found out his mistake, and instead of requiring land for potatoes, he wants to let his 15 perches garden to someone else. How generous some people are. A Garnant collier on Sunday last went down to Glanamman to see a friend, who had a hen for sale. A bargain was made, and the purchaser carried off his prize happily, uncon- scious of any wrongdoing. He noticed people coming from chapel looking at him curiously, but went on calmly, until he suddenly came face to face with his wife, and -received the best reckoning up he has ever had. He is now convinced of the sin of buying hens on Sunday, and has made up his mind to have nothing further to do with fowls, as there is too much hen- pecking about the business. Tradesmen of Ammanford must keep a sharp look-out if they want payment for their goods. The other day, a woman wearing a long waterproof cloak entered an outfitter's shop to pur- chase a necktie. While the man in ckarge of the shop went to get change, she picked up from the bottom of a pile, a flannel shirt as if to examine it, and coolly put it under the cloak. As it happened, a friend of the owner was behind a case of goods and witnessed ,the thievish act, and informed the tradesman when the woman had left the shop. Subsequently the thief was tackled as she left another shop, and after first denying that she had taken a shirt, asked what was the price. Oh," said the owner, there is no ned for you to ask the price; it is on the ticket there peeping out of your basket! Cash sale immediately effected. 1/

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