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I LLANDUDNO. CHRISTMAS HOT-POT FU-ND. A large number of well made and cooked "hot- pots" were distributed among the poor of Llandudno, on Sunday. The number of persons thus provided for was three or four hundred, the food being made up in dishes of varying size according to the numbers in the families for which they were intended. The work of preparation and distribution was carried out by a strong committee, of whom Police Inspector Thomas Owen was the chairman, and Mr R. J. Williams, the hon. secretary. Everv case assisted was personally investigated by the chairman of the committee, and Mr W. Little. All the local bakers assisted in the cooking free of charge, and other tradesmen gave contri- butions of food, &c., while the balance was made up by subscriptions of money and the proceeds of popular "benefit" entertain- ments given by Mr. S. Hughes, jun., at the Pier Varieties Theatre, and Mr. W. Smith at the Prince's Theatre. CORMORANTS V. HOMERS.—On Sat. urday, a visit will be paid the Llandudno Amateurs by the Bangor Reserves in the re- turn League match. It will be remembered that the Cormorants administered a defeat to the Homers on their own ground, which was one of the sensations of the Coast foot- ball season. Will the tables be turned on Saturday? The proceeds of the match are beingenerouslY given by the Committee to the Hot-Pot Fund. HUGHES' BIOSCOPE.—There was a fine attendance at the Pier Theatre of Var- ieties, on Thursday evening, the occasion being a special entertainment in aid of the Hot-Pot Fund. Mr Sam Hughes, junior, with his usual and characteristic generosity gave the proceeds of this evening for the seasonable and worthy oject. County Councillor T. W. Griffith presided, and made a few appropriate remarks, during the evening. The pictures were never better, and they constituted the first part of the nlll programme. In the second part, a variety entertainment was given, when popular local vocalists contributed to an excellent and enjoyable programme. RETIREMENT OF THE STATION- MASTER.—Mr. Weeds, the highly-esteemed stationmaster, has retired from railway ser- vice, much to the regret of the townspeople, with whom he had become a favourite. He has been succeeded by Mr. Noble, of Colwyn Bay. OBITUARY.—The death took place on Tuesday at his residence in Tygwyn Road, of Mr R. Rowlands, at the age of 52 years. The late Mr Rowlands was a native of Carnarvon, but had been resident in the town for many years. COLWYN BAY AMATEURS AT THE GRAND.On Tuesday evening the Colwyn Bay Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society gave a most successful performance of the farcical comedy, "My Soldier Boy," at the Grand Theatre. There was a large audience, who testified their delight with the clever acting by frequent laughter and applause. As at Cohvyn Bay the comedy mas admirably staged, and the whole production reflected great credit upon the flourishing society. Each character was excellently sustained, and the whole piece went through with a swing. It is gratifying to learn that as the result of the performance the funds of the Society will benefit by at least ^10.