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LLANDOVERY. ) Ma LLOYD JONES, this year again, entertained the inmates of the Workhouse with an excellent dinner and tea. Mr Williams, Pentre House, his representative, not being able to attend, Councillor Rees Williams, New White Horse, took his place. WE understand that Mrs Evans, the Vicarage, presented the different members of Llandingat choir with a bouquet each on New Year's night, the occasion of the concert at the National School. MEDICAL.—We are pleased to state that Mr D. Jones, who served his apprenticeship with Mr T. Ll. Morgan, Medical Hall, Llandovery, has passed the examination, which entitles him to be a medical student at Apothecaries' Hall. Mr Jones was coached by Mr D S Thomas, British School. AT Christmas, the inmates of the Workhouse, this year again, at the wish of the Guardians, enjoyed an excellent dinner, consisting of roast geese, plum pudding, &c., with beer. The old men also received acceptable gifts of tobacco. The Mayor (Mr T. Watkins, brewer) and Mr J. R Price were present, and did the carving. Benevolent ladies from the town and neighbour- hood also sent, gifts to the inmates and children. THE WEATHER, which during the past few days had been mild and moist, has to-day (Monday) or rather last night, again changed. The air is now cold and crisp, and the ground is covered with a rather thick sheet of white." In consequence, the roads are in some places slippery and dangerous for pedestrianism. SEASONABLE GENEROSITY. During last week Mr Alderman Daniel Williams, Pentre House, this year, as usual, assisted by Messrs W Jones, Alma House, and Alfred Thomas, solicitor, on behalf of Mr Lloyd Jones, of Berwick-Yeovil (late of Penybont, Llandovery) divided tickets for participation in free gifts of coal, among the deserving poor jf the town, for which the recipients wish to tender their sincere thanks to the donor. NEW YEAR'S EVE. The heralding in of the New Year was celebrated in Llandovery in a very half hearted way." Our band was conspicuous by its silence, and Llandingat bells, which have heretofore every year, within our memory, dole- fully tolled out the old year and pleasantly rang in the new, were not to be heard. We have long and thoughtfully wondered why this was so; why an old custom, which unlike many others, has through the centuries been honoured more in the observance than the I breach,' was on the advent of 1892 so cruelly ignored. It surely cannot be that our little town, whose proudest boast has always been the ability of its bell- ringers, has run dry in their production. Yet, this is, alas! the only conclusion last Thursday evening's silence points to. POLICE NEWS.—On Thursday, before the ex- mayor (Mr J. Watkins, Old Bank) — Henry Williams, a tramping tailor, working at Cilycwm, was brought up in custody of P.C. W. Davies, and charged with being drunk and otherwise mis- conducting himself at Llandovery on the previous night. Fined 5s and co.ts or 14 days. He was committed.-A Sharp Capture On Saturday, be- fore his Worship the Mayor (Mr T. Watkins, brewer) and ex-mayor (Mr J. Watkins, Old Bank)—William Walter Woodman, aged about 17, a servant at the King's Head Hotel, was brought up in custody of P.S. Williams, having been apprehended by him at Shrewsbury on the previous day, and charged with stealing two pairs of trousers, top coat, three brooches, and a cigar case from Llandovery on the 30th ult. The prisoner, when apprehended, pleaded guilty to all the charges. A person named Anne Davies identified the two trousers Willie Davies, the top coat and Anne Lewis, the cigar case and brooches. Prisoner elected to be dealt with summarily, and said he was very sorry for what he had done. The Bench, taking a merci- ful view of the case owing to prisoner's youth, sentenced him to 14 days' hard labour only.- Monday, before the Mayor- Edward O'Brien, a tailor, who was very respectably dressed, pleaded guilty to a charge preferred against him by P. S. Williams, of being drunk in the borough on the previous Saturday evening. From the P.S.'s statement it seemed that while on his beat on the night in question he was sought for by Mrs Griffiths, the landlady of the house where prisoner lodged, in Orchard-street, who came to him at his house in a very frightened state. She said prisoner had been illusing her, and wanted the P.S. to take him out. On going to the house witness found the prisoner there drunk and some crockery broken on the floor, and removed him to the police station. He was fined 5s and costs. Mr Councillor Rees, Cloth Hall, in whose employ he was, went surety for payment of the fine, when he was discharged. The Mayor rather severely rebuked the landlady, Mrs Griffiths, on the reputation her house was rumoured to hold, and referred to complaints that had lately been made against it. He urged her to conduct it in a respectable way, and hoped she would not place herself within the clutches of the law and not mar the reputation of the town. TEA FIGHT AND CONCERT. On New Year's Day, the scholars attending the Church Sunday School and others were entertained to tea and cake at the National Schoolroom, which were very artistically decorated for the occasion. The arrangements were carried out under the superintendence of Mrs Lewis, Violet Cottage. The following ladies assisted at the different tables: Miss Jones, Llanfair Grange; Miss Thomas, Windermere House Miss Bishop, Cwmrythan Miss Hardwick, Mrs Hardwick, Miss Price, Plasydderwen, &c. In the evening an excellent free concert was given, when persons of all sects and creeds were admitted gratis. The building was crammed from start to finish. The entertainment was promoted, and very success- fully carried out through the instrumentality of Mr Hardwick, Mrs Hardwick, Miss Hardwick, and Rev J Williams, curate. At its close the children were all presented with gifts of sweets, oranges, and delicacies. Mr Williams, curate, also announced that the vicar had given three pounds fur distribution among the choir boys for their services during the year, according to merit. We regret that Miss Jones was unable to be present to sing through illness. Miss Hardwick acted very efficiently as accompanist, and the splendid programme with slight variations was most creditably gone through. In the course of his address, the Vicar explained that the object of that meeting was to promote attendance at their day and Sunday schools. He pointed out that excellent tea parties of the sort they had had that afternoon must always be carried out under the guidance of a head. That head, in this instance, they had found in Mrs Lewis, Violet Cottage, whom he warmly thanked for the able assistance she had given. He also expressed a wish to see similar gatherings annually, although, they could not always get them on so elaborate a scale. With reference to the attendance question, he was glad to say that the attendance since the Free Education Act came into force was as good as ever at their school. In conclusion, the rev gentleman de- nounced in strong terms the practice which, he said, was carried out by the other school in try- ing to persuade children who had entered their school with the full consent of the parents to go back there. This was in the face of an agreement, which had some years ago been come to between the two schools—a copy of which, he believed, was still in his possession—not to interfere with the working of each other. The meeting then dispersed.




















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