SCALE OF, CHARGES. ne only way to Reach the People in thcae Districts is to Advertise in the Chronicle, Special Quotations fat Tradesmen's Advertisement*. Aactioneen' Advertisements 3d. pet line. Legal, Municipal, ad Public Notieee M. •• PailiaacBtary Notic 911. Paragraph Advertisements amongt News M. » Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 20 Words, 1/6; and 3d. for each 8 additional words. Miscellaneous Wants, For Sales, To Lets, 21 Words for 1/ 3d. for every addi- tional 8 words. Three Insertions for 2/ 5Ball Advertisements, unless prepaid, will be charged 6d. per line. AU Orders and Money mast be addressed: AMMAN VALLEY CHRONICLE," QUAY STREET, AMMANFORD. Prepaid Advertisements. WANTED, Young Girl to assist in Billiard Hall.-Apply Manager. Lucaaia, Ammanford. FOR sALE.-Four commodious Lease- hold Dwelling Houses, Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4, BTynderwen Road, Tirydail; semi- detached.—Apply T.S., Chronicle Office, Amman ford. FOR SALE.—38 Volumes Pulpit Commentary," oew; 5 Volumes Treasury of David (Psalms) .—Apply Box C," Chronicle Ofice, Ammanford. PICKLING and Early Cabbage Plants at 2/- per 100 can be obtained at Wem- felin Farm, Bettws, Ammanford. FIREWOOD cut to suitable lengths. 2- — Ton Lots delivered Brynamnutn and Intermediate Stations, 40/- per Ton.— Herbert, Saw Mills, Amnuuxfovd. Ll for 1/ Four pigs which each bad three ICarswood Pig Powders weekly put on 181bs. more weight in one week than four pigs same age, on same food, without Karswood Pig Powders. Penny each. From E. Evans, Chemist, Ammanford. FOR SALE.-A very old Welsh Oak Shelf and Dreuer.-Apply 47, Peny- bank Road, Ammanfcurd. wANTED. a good Gill, willing to assist in Cmice-Appjy Havapd, The Webh Produce, 39, Quay Street, Ammanford. 1 packet Kaawood Pig Powdea pat an 18/- worth of pork on two pigs stunted when very young. Prove it to your profit. Penny each.- W. J. Wilkins. Chemist, Gwaun-cae-gurwen. U* URS, L'Ollol- Very fashionable black Set; whole skins. Tango Stole and fashionable round Muff. New two months ago. Approval willingly. Accept £ 3/3/ Belmaot, 3. Aubett Park, Highbury, London. K AR5 WOOD Poultry Spice will not Knock eggs out of hens fed on sawdust, but that it will largely increase egg average of birds reasonably fed is beyond dis- pute. Contains ground insects. 2 £ d., 7id., 1/3. Sold by E. Evans, Chemist, Amman- ford. WINNING Numbers of Prize Drawing in aid of J. Walker:-4283, 3025, 4281, 1181, 3102, 2183, 1549, 2999, 4947. 2410, 2028, 5042, 1319, 1428, 3114, 1832, 1272, 1902, 4341, 3223, 4133, 2696, 5050, 4410, 4894, 1539, 4839, 3451, 1106, 2649, 2811, 1C119, 3599, 2147, 2893, 4394, 2448. 3437, 3700, 1425, 1904, 2959, 4652. Prizes must be claimed within fourteen days of Draw; date limited to October 14th, 1919 .-D. J. Davies Secretary, Gwyddfa, Ammanford. PRACTICAL PROOF of the value of — NOSTHOUNE Naaal Specific awaits every victim of Nasal Catarrh, Influenza, Head Colds and Sore Throat who will give it a trial. Use it daily for health and com- fort of nqK and dowt. Of leading Chomists everywhere t/3 (by post 1/5). Sold by W. L. Y. Bye, Quay Street; E. Evans, I, College Street; D. J. M. Jones, Quay Street, Ammanford; J. W. Evans, Gamant; W. J. Wilkins, Gwaun-cae-gurwen; Jonah Jones, Pharmacist, Llandalo. Sales by Auction. GELLYNUDD FARM, CILYBEBYLL I (Distant about I Mile from Pontardawe Rail- way Station and 3 Miles from the Town of Neath) SALE OF. VALUABLE LIVE STOCK, IMPLEMENTS. &c. Mr. THOMAS JENKINS (Formerly Messrs. Danl. Jenkins & Sons) HAS been favoured with instructions from Mr. Daniel Thomas (who is Selling owing to the whole of his Hay being burnt) to SELL BY PUBLIC AUCTION, at the above place, on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16th, 1919, the following Valuable Live STOCK IMPLEMENTS, &c., consisting of Io. CATTLE.—Cow and Calf at heels, 3 Milch Cows in full profit (due to Calve early in 1920). 2 Two-year-old Heifers (In- calf), I Yearling Steer, 3 Spring Calves. 4 HORSES.—1 Aged Mare, 14 h.h. (warranted in all gears), I Seven-year-old Cob Mare, 14 h.h. (good worker), I coming Three-year-old Colt (very promising), I Yearling Filly. PIGS-10 strong Store Pigs. lMPLEMENTS.- Winnowing Machine (equal to new), Plough (Cwm Casting ). Drag Harrow, Portable Boiler, Hand Car with Sack Holder (complete), Shaft and Leading Harness, 2 Sets of Trap ditto, Gent's Saddle and Bridle, together with several useful Articles too numerous to men- tion. Light Lunch on the table at 1 o' clock. Sale to commence at 2.30. Credit on Con- ditions. The Shop, Gwaun-cae-gurwen, September 27th. 1919. Sales by Auction. AUCTION APPOINTMENTS. MESSRS. WILLIAM & WALTER JAMES AND JAMES & JAMES (Fellow* of the Auctioneers' Institute). AUTUMN SALE FIXTURES TO DATE'. Aug. 7.—Freehold Farms and Dwelling Houses at Llanwrtyd. ,,11.—Llandilo Town Mart. „ 12.-Re3soldstone Mart. 15.-Freehol-d Dwelling Houses at Town Hall, Llandovery. 25.-Llandilo Town Mart. 26.-Gowerton Mart. 29.—Cilgwyn Estate. Timber Sale at Town Hall, Uandovery. It 3O.-Edwmsford Estate, at Drill Hall, Llandilo. Sept. 2.-Reynoldstone Mart. 5.—Cilgwyn Etate, at Town Hall, Llandovery. 6.-Freehold Farms at Llangendeime. 8.—Llandilo Town Mart. 9.-Gowerton Mart. 9.-Capel Issa, Manordeilo. Sale of Household Furnituwe. Pediviee Poultry, &c. « I O.-Tirmorfa-fawr, Bynea. Clear-out Sale Stock, Crop, &c. I I.-Llwgetmech Estate. 12.-Annual Sheep Sale at Gowerton. 15.—Pantglas Home Farm, Llaofynydd. Sale of Stock, &c. 16.-Reynoldgtoot Mart. 16.—Gwynfaen Farm, Loughm. Sale of Stock, Crop, &c. 17.-Hendrewen F aua.. Pontardulais. Sale of Stock, Crop, &c. It 19.-Bane Farm, Taliaris, Llandilo. Sale of Stock, Crop, &c. 20.-Pencefnarda Farm. Gorseinon. Sale of Stock, Crop, &c. 22.—Llandilo Town Mart. 22.-Caeaugwynion, Llangadock. 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. II 26.-Buriston Farm, Gower. Sale ot Stock, &c. 29.-Cein Farm. Cynghordy. Sale ot Stock, &c. „ 30 .-Cowerton Mart. 30.-Dumaven 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.—Gwealaisfawr Farm, Pontardulais. Sale of Stock, Crop, &c. 6.—Gwemwinoe Farm, Cynghordy. Sale of Stock, Clop. &c. 7.—Penygraig Farm, Llanddeusant. Sale of Stock, Crop, &c. 8.—Llaadewi Castle Farm, Gower. Sale of Stock, Crop, &c. 9.-Cwmeilath Farm, Llansadwrn. Sale of Stock, Crop, &c. io.-Bwlchagored Farm, Llangadock. Sale of Stock, Crop, &c. „ 13.-Llandilo Town Mart. „ 14.-Reynoldstone Mart. 15.-Pilton Farm, Gower. Clear-out Sale of Stock, Crop, &c. 27 .-Llandilo Town Mast. 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, Uandilo. Telephones: No. 172 Docks, Swansea. No. 4, Llangadock. BETTWS, AMMANFORD (Distant about 1 i Miles from Ammanford and Glanamman Railway Stations). SALE OF VALUABLE LIVE STOCK, HAY, CORN, GREEN CROPS, &c. Mr. THOMAS JENKINS (Formerly Messrs. Danl. Jenkins* & Sons) HAS been favoured with instructions from I Messrs. Thomas and David John Morgans to SELL BY PUBLIC AUCTION, on the above Premises, on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9th, 1919, the whole of their Valuable STOCK, CORN, GREEN CROPS, &c., Consisting of 17 HEAD OF CATTLE.—4 young Milch Cows in full profit (two of which are due to calve in January), 1 Two-year-old Bull, 2 Two-year-old Heifers (in Calf), I Two-year- old Steer, 2 Yearling Heifers, 4 ditto Steers, and 3 Spring Calves. HORSES.—1 Seven-year-old Cart Mare, 15.2 h.h. (warranted in all gears), I Four- year-old Collier Horse (warranted), and Two-year-old Collier Colt (very promising). 107 SHEEP.—41 Welsh Mountain Ewes, 24 Ewe Lambs, 36 Ram Lambs, I Two- year-old Ram, 2 Yearling ditto, and 3 Ram Lambs. I strong Store Pig and 60 Head of Poultry. HA Y.-I Light of Horse Hay in Shed, about 4 Tons; and I Rick of Meadow ditto, about 3 Tons (in good condition). CORN.-5 Haggard Mows of Wheat, 6 ditto of Barley, 4 ditto of Mixed Corn, and 2 ditto of Oats (well harvested). GREEN CROPS.-15 Drills of Swedes, 6 ditto of Mangolds, and 9 ditto of Potatoes. Also a quantity of Old Iron. Lunch on the Table at 12. Sale to com- mence at 2 o'clock sharp. Credit on Con- ditions. NOTE CHANGE OF DATE OF BOVE SALE. The Shop, Gwaun-cae-gurwen, September 22nd, 1919. Sales by Auction. J. DAVIES & Co., AUCTIONEERS, &c., LlangadocK. AUTUMN SALES 1919. Sept. 4.-Llandovery: Store Stock Monthly Sale. 8.-Llandovery: Sale of Horses, Tim- ber, Carriages, Harness, &c. 9.-Llangaclock Mart: Fat and Store Stock. IO.-Llanwrtyd Mart: Fat and Store Stock. 16.-Llandovery Mart: Fat and Store Stock. 17.-Lianwrtyd Mart: Fat and Store Stock. 17.—Llanwrtyd Auction Mart: Annual Sale of Breeding Ewes, Stock Rams, &c., for B. Da vies, Esq., Tyclyd, Beulah. 18.-Red Lion Yard, Llangadock: Annual Sale of Breeding Ewes, Stock Rams, In-calf Heifers, &c. 18.-Freehold Farms m the Parish of Llansadwm. 20.—Bryncadno, Salem, Llandilo: Clear- out Sale of Stock, Crop, Imple- ments, &c. n.-Nantgwynne, Llanddeusant: Clear- out Sale of Stock, Crop, Imple- ments, &c. 23.-L6ngadock Mart: Fat and Store Stock. 24.—Llanwrtyd 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 oi Stock, Crop, Implements, &c., 27.-Rhiwe, Llanddeusant :> Clear-out Sale of Stock, Crop, Implements, &c. 27.-LlaOOilo Hone Sale. 29.-Liettyrhyddoci, Llangadock: Clear- out Sale of Stock. Crop, Imple- ments, &c. 30-Llandovery Mart: Fat and Store Stock. Oct. 1.—Llanwrtyd Matt: Fat and Store Stock. „ 1.— Y stradffin, Rhandirmwyn: Clear-out Sale of Stock, Crop, Implements, &c. 2.-Rhiwddu, Gwynfe: Clear-out Sale of Stock, Crop, Implements, &c. i, 3.— Tycoch, Talley, Llandilo: Clear- out Sale of Stock, Crop, Imple- ments, &c. 3.-LI.ndovery: Store Stock Monthly \5 ale. •i 4.—Tredomen, Llanddeusant: Clear-out Sale of Stock, Crop, Implements, &c. 6.—Penlan, Telych, Llandovery: Clear- out Sale of Stock, Crop, Imple- ments, &c. >1 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.-Nantllindiz, Cynghordy: Clear-out Sale of Stock, Crop, Implements, &c. IO.-Dolfalk, Llandovery: Annual Sale of Sheep, Cattle, &c., at Llan- dovery Cattle Market. „ IO.-Llandovery: Draft Stock of Isaac Haley, Esq., Glanbrane. II .-Pantumor, Llanddeusant: Clear-out Sale of Stock, Crop, Implements, &c. t. 13.-Brynchwith, Gwynfe: Clear-out Sale of Stock, jQrop, Implements, &c. 14.—Llandovery Mart: Fat and Store Stock. 15.-Llanwrtyd Mart: Fat and Store Stock. „ 16.—Dolbant, Llangadock: Clear-out Sale of Stock, Crop, Implements, &c. 17.-Collen, Mothvey, Llandovery: Clear-out Sale of Stock, Crop, Implements, &c. Public Notices. CftRISTADELPHIAN MEETING ROOM, Arcade Chambers, Ammanford. A LECTURE Will be delivered on Sunday Next, Oct. 5th AT 3 P.M. Subject: BIBLE TRUTHS. Forthcoming Concert Amman Valley music-lovers are in for an exceptionally rare musical treat on the 29th October, when the oppor- tunity will be afforded of hearing the famous soprano, Miss Gwladys Part- ridge, of Italian Opera fame and of the principal London Concerts. Miss Astra Desmond, the renowned Australian contralto, has been engaged at great expense, as well as Mr. David Harry, R.A.M., and our well-known Mr. W. T. Rhys, Corwen National winner. The chair will be occupied by Mr. W. L. Smith, and Mr. J. Harries-Thomas, A.R.C.M., will preside at the piano. The tickets, which are now on sale at prices ranging from 4s. to 2s., san be had of the secretary, 22, Llandebie Road, and members of the committee. We sincerely hope that the numerous followers of music in the Valley will seize the splendid opportunity given of hearing the finest and best of singers. The recipients will be the English Bap- tist Church, who in order to cater for the needs of the appreciative and intelli- gent community have spared no effort in the procuring of the foremost of musical geniuses. Rally round. NOTICE. ALTERATIONS IN BANKING HOURS. J » —— On and after SATURDAY, November 1st, 1919, The HOURS OF BUSINESS of all the Banks at :A.lU,lW::A. N' F O:R.:I> On SATURDAYS will be 9 to 12 o'clock noon, instead of 9-30 a.m. to 12-30 p.m. as heretofore. WEEK DAYS-The HOURS OF BUSINESS will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. as at present. Sales by Auction. BRW-PAWR, IN THE PARISH OF LLANEDY (2 Miles distant from Pantyffynnon Station). Important Clear-out Sale of Superior Dairy Cows, Fat Cattle, Horses, Fat Sheep, Pigs, and Implements. Mr. W. N. JONES, F.A.I., HAS received instructions from Mr. Wm. Richards (who is leaving in conse- quence of the Farm having been sold) to SELL BY PUBLIC AUCTION, at the above place, on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7th, 1919, the whole of the flowing VALUABLE STOCK, Viz.:— 20 vecy excellent Shorthorn Dairy Cows and Heifers (8 with Calves at heels), '6 In-calf Heifers, 25 very fine Fat Heifers and Steers, 2 Two-year-old Shorthorn Bulls, 2 One-year- old ditto, 72 Fat Sheep and Lambs, 2 Fat Pigs, Sow and Litter. HORSES .-1 very useful and powerful Cart Horse, Duke," Six-year-old, 16 h.h.; I very useful Mare, Lester," Five-year-old, by Royal Glen," 16 h.h.; I very fine Four- year-old Mare by Royal Glen I ditto ditto; I very promising Three-year-old Collier Mare; 1 ditto ditto Horse; I very strong and well-buik Cob Mare; 1 Yearling Cart Colt. IMPLEMENTS.-2 Carts, 2 Gamboes, 2 Dog Carts, 2 Ploughs, New Turnip Drill, 2 Mowing Machines (one by Bamford, and one by Hornsby), 1 Sheep Rack. Terms: Cash for Fat Stock, for which 14 days' keep will be given if desired. Six Months' Credit on Conditions for remainder. Luncheon on the Tables at 12 o'clock. Sale to commence at 1.30. A Motor Char-a-banc will leave Panty- ffynnon Station at about 12 o'clock, after the arrival of the Up and Down Trams. « LLANDEBIE. IMPORTANT SALE OF VALUABLE LEASEHOLD BUSINESS PREMISES AND DWELLING HOUSES. Mr. D. L. THOMAS H AS been favoured with instructions to Offer for SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION, at the PAVILION, LLAN- DEBIE, on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14th, 1919, at 6.30 p.m. (subject to such Condi- tions of Sale as shall then and there be pro- duced), the following Valuable and Con- veniently Situated Leasehold PROPERTIES, Viz.:— LOT 1.—All that Desirable Leasehold Double-fronted Shop, Messuage or Dwelling House, Garden and Premises, situate and known as Liverpool House," Bridge Street, Llandebie, in the occupation of Mrs. Lewis, at the very low rental of £26 per annum. LOT 2.—All that Desirable Leasehold Messuage or Dwelling House and Premises, situate and known as Radium House," Margaret Road, Llandebie, in the occupation of Mrs. Roberts, at the very low rental of £1 7s. per lunar month. LOT 3.—All that Desirable Leasehold Messuage or Dwelling House, Garden and Premises, situate and known as Ashford House," Margaret Road, Llandebie, in the occupation of Mr. Thomas Bowen, at the very low rental of £ 1 3s. per lunar month. LOT 4.-All that Desirable Leasehold Messuage or Dwelling House, Garden and Premises, situate and known as Mount View," Margaret Road, Llandebie, in the occupation of Mr. Lewis Jones, at the very low rental of ii Is. per. lunar month. LOT 5.—All that Desirable Leasehold Messuage or Dwelling House, Garden and Premises, situate and known as Grove View," Margaret Road, Llandebie, in the occupation of Mr. David Jones, at the very low rental of £1 Is. per lunar month. Lot 1 is held under Lease for 99 years from June 18th, 1908, at the low yearly Ground Rent of £2. Lots 2 and 3 are held for a tenn of 99 yeasr from September 29th, 1907, at the low yearly Ground Rent of £ 1 10s. 9d., which, for the purposes of this Sale, will be equally apportioned between the Lots. Lots 4 and 5 are held for a term of 99 years from September 29th, 1907, at the low yearly Ground Rent of il 14s. 6d., which, for the purposes of this Sale, will be equally apportioned between the Lots. The Mines and Minerals are Reserved. Lots 2 and 3, and 4 and 5 will in the first instance be offered in 2 Lots, and, if not sold, then in separate Lots. The Auctioneer begs to draw special at-ten, tton to the favourable position of these Pro- perties, as they are conveniently situated, and are sure to prove a good investment. Further Particulars and Conditions of Sale may be obtained as to Lot 1 from Messrs. BRODIE & WALTON, Solicitors, I, Park Street, Llanelly; as to Lots 2, 3, 4 and 5, from J. MOY EVANS, Esq., Solicitor, 15, Adelaide Street, Swansea; and as to the whole from the AUCTIONEER, at his Office, 2. High Street, Llandebie. APPLICATIONS for Agencies to Sell The Amman Valley Chronicle ia the Villages of East Carmarthenshire should be forwarded to the Manager, Amman VaUes Chronicle Ofice, Quay Street, Ammanford. 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.
Under the Lamp. I [By THE WATCHMAN."] I Even we at Ammanford have been hardly hit by the railway strike. Due to the irregularity of the postal service, we are this week almost cut off from our local contributors, and in these cir- cumstances matters have been far from satisfactory in the compiling of our columns. Our readers will understand the difficulties placed in our way as a local journal. It is to be hoped that ere our next issue will appear, some arrangement will be come to so that the insertion of district news will be assured. < < < The present strike—one of the greatest in history-has practically crippled all industries. True, we have not yet felt the pinch," but with confidence the burden imposed will be relieved. During the dark days of the war, our united efforts led us to victory, obstacles of great importance were sur- mounted, and the result fortunately turned in our favour. Inconvenience will predominate during the present crisis, but we are appealed to realise the difficulties existing. It is a valu- able asset to our future that the food supply of the community is assured. No one will deny. the right of the children to a meal, however scanty it may prove to be. I can safely say that, should need be, the adults can and will share the last morsel with the members of the future generation. < < A good deal of comment is in vogue locally over the Hoarding Order, which is still in force. We could un- 1 doubtedly say a good deal after events which have transpired this week We even loathe to hear dear and kind friends moaning over the shortage of butter. Whether bounteous supplies in tubs have arrived at Ammanford is hard to believe. There is an idea prevalent that Llandilo is a land flowing-with milk and honey-we mean butter. < < Very little is being done in the Amman Valley to promote Dramatic Societies. Why, we cannot under- stand. On each occasion we are com- pelled to seek the favours of outside organisations. Not that I begrudge these people their just dues, but when we have local talent at our disposal, it is only fair that their ambitions should be rea l ised. I hope that promoters of these functions will take this friendly hint. J < Among those stranded over the railway strike was that eminent poet- preacher, the Rev. J. T. Job, Fish- t guard. On Wednesday he passed i through Ammanford en route for Car- i marthen, whereat he was conifdent that ( a conveyance would meet him to I the end. of his journey. Speaking to a « local gentleman on the National Eis- teddfod question, he felt assured that < Ammanford would be given every con- I sideration with regard to their claim for I the holding of the 1922 event thereat. The Committee, hf further stated, was anxious that new plates of proninence should be given an opportunity. Very strange that I was informed by a local gentleman this week that he had received a communication regarding the bells at the famous old Talley Abbey. These now are at Exeter, and it is pre- sumed that in the bygone days they were conveyed by road to Llandaff, and from there by boat to Ilfracombe, and on again by road to Exeter. It is very few people that have realised the significance of the old Abbey and the history attached thereto. Should even the history of Ammanford, be compiled, that, too, would provide educative reading material. < < The eisteddfod held at Llandovery, I hear, passed off very satisfactorily, despite the inconveniences due to the absence of railway facilities. Two local gentlemen were included in the list of adjudicators, and they gave entire satisfaction. They were Mr. W. Jones (Gwilym Myrddin), Bettws, and Mr. J. Harries-Thomas, A.R.C.M. < < < As the Great War progressed, the multitude of badges and distinctions became confusing, and few could claim to know what every badge and arm- band signified. But there was not much excuse—except, perhaps, that he was a Dominion soldier-for the sentry over a bomb store who neglected to salute a Divisional General. The story is told by a London Gossip, and to me is new. The General gave him every chance; stopped, indeed, to speak to him. Do you know your duties? The sentry knew his special duties quite well Yes," and about salutes, compliments to officers? I have to salute officers, and I've got the tip to be particular with majors and colonels; others don't matter so much." The General patiently pursued the subject. The sentry' s hand went inquiringly to the General's shoulder, fingered there for a moment the cross-swords and the stars which betoken a Major-General. Yes," he concluded, somewhat reluctantly, you are a sort of an officer. I suppose you are a second- lieutenant, Machine Gun Corps." Per- haps-since the M.G.C. is a very new corps-a glance at its badge will be necessary for some to judge how much excuse the sentry had. « It has been stated that it costs one of the London dailies a shilling a copy to bring their papers by air to Swansea. Thus it is an evident proposition that the London journals are not anxious for a prolongation of the strife. Neither do the local newspapers! Upon their distributing department have been thrown problems of a most perplexing nature. < < < I hear that the local discharged men contemplate the purchase of a Army Hut for recreation purposes. Lord Dynevor, following his usual genorsity, has come to the fore and offered to provide a suitable site for its erection practically gratis. In order to meet the cost, it is proposed to call together a number of influential people to suggest means to overcome any difficulty. May every success attend their effort, is my humble wish. « Death has removed from our midst one of the world's premier prima donnas, in the person of Madame Patti, who passed away at Craig-y-Nos on Saturday morning last. Only a few days previous to, her death Madame Patti was. in London to welcome Madame Tettrazzini on her reappear- ance in this country. The dowager queen of song paid a generous tribute to the beautiful voice of the Italian cantatrice, who inherits her traditions. The unnatural character of this cruel and avoidable railway strike is made manifest in the fact that its effectiveness is to be measured by the damage done to the country, the number of works stopped and workmen reduced to en- forced idleness, the amount of dis- comfort, hardship and suffering inflicted on the public, and the degree to which 4 p- .M. the food supplies of the people are interrupted. These are the factors relied upon to force the hand of the Government. The latter's function is to reduce the low and suffering, and, above all things, strive to ensure the feeding of all-including the strikers and their families. To the latter end, the facilities for road transport are being mobilised. < < It is interesting to note that the stal- wart Baptist, the Rev. B. Humphreys, Felinfoel, who recently spoke at the presentation meeting to the Rev. J. Griffiths, B.A., B.D., on his departure from Ammanford, recently completed 30 years' successful ministry there. A native of Talyboot, Cardigansh ire, and the survivor of two brothers eminent in the ministry, he worthily succeeds the late Rev. John Jones, of magnificent personality, who was a foremost Dis- establishment campaigner in his day, and one of the greatest preachers of Wales. From the chapel door one can see in the ancient burial-ground of Adulam a beautiful monument erected to the memory of Mr. Jones by the renowned church, of which he had been the much honoured pastor for 16 years.
Interment of the Late Mr. John Harries, Waunddwfn. The high esteem in which the late Mr. John Harries, Waunddwfn, Bettws, was held was abundantly in evidence on the occasion of the inter- ment of his mortal remains on SatuTzi-ey afternoon in the Christian Temple burial-ground. Though the railway strike prevented the attendance of numerous relatives and friends from Street, Somerset, and from different parts of Glamorganshire, the cortege was still a large and a representative one, the bereaved family being deeply sympathised with in the grief and sorrow which so suddenly came upon them. A short service was conducted at the house by the Rev. Havelock Roderick, and at Christian Temple a very impressive service was held. The officiating ministers were the Rev. D. Tegfan Davies (pastor), Rev. D. J. Moses, B.A., Tycroes, Rev. D. E. Harris, Rev. D. Bryniog Thomas, and the Rev. W. Moelfryn Morgan. Mr. Gwilym R. Jones, organist of Chris- tian Temple, Played the Dead March in Saul. The Rev. John Morgan offered prayer at the graveside. The mourners were:—Mrs. Harries (widow); Rev. and Mrs. T. B. Harries, Street, Somerset (son and daughter-in-law); Mr. and Mrs. Walters, Ammanford (son-in-law and daughter); Mr. and Mrs. Frank Price, Pontycymmer (son-in-law and daugh- ter); Mr. and Mrs. Mayberry Jones, Glanamman (son-in-law and daugh- ter); Rev. and Mrs. W. S. Thomas, Penrhiwceiber (son-in-law and daugh- ter); Mr. D. E. Harries (son); Rev. and Mrs. W. Bowen, Penygroes; Mrs. Francis, The Vicarage, Kenfig Hill (niece); Mr. Allen Bowen and Mr. Meyrick Bowen; Misses A. M. and C. Walters, The Mill, Ammanford; Master Tegwyn Harries, Street; Mr. W. J. Harries, Cilfynydd (brother-in- law); Messrs. David P., W. J. and Ivor Isaac, Cilfynydd; M.r Rhys Thomas, Brooklands; Messrs. George and Emlyn Thomas; Mr. D. J. Evans, Gwaun-cae-gurwen; and Messrs. E. and D. Morgan, Gwaun-cae-gurwen. The.-e were beautiful floral tributes from Mother and Emrys; Children; Granddaughters; Mrs. John, Merthyr: Rev. W. Bowen; Mr. James March.; Master Tegwyn Harries; and Neigh- bours. The family have received numerous letters of condolence in their bereavement.
Gwaun-cae-giirwen Stoppage The Coe1 Controller has wired re- gardant the position of Gwaun-cae- gurwen Colliery, where 750 men were under notice to terminate contracts when the railway strike stopped operations:- The Controller of Coal Mines regrets cannot instruct owners Gwaun- cae-gurwen to recommence work at col- liery. Full investigation has been made at the colliery by a member of staff of Coal Controller, and it was impossible to carry on colliery except at consider- able financial loss, unless certain recom- mendations, made by Mr. Cooke, were agreed to by owners and workmen. The owners were willing, but the workmen declined. I suggest that Mr. Cooke meet the Executive at an early date, and fully explain matters. Controller." It is understood that a Council meet- ing of miners will be held at Cardiff next Saturday to consider the matter.
REAR LIGM AGAIN Red rear lights on all vehicles, two front lamps on all vehicles, are com- pulsory again under the re-impositioo of the Lighting Order, recently revoked. Reasonable latitude will be allowed by the police in cases of vehicles used for emergency purposes for which lights cannot be immediately obtained*