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ABERAYRON. THE DESERTERS.—The deserters who gave them- selves up here last week, were not escorted away until Saturday. The escort left Pembroke Dock, on Thursday morning, and instead of making their way for Aberayron, booked for Abercynon, arriving here two days later. THE RELIEF OF LADYSMITIE,-The news of the relief of Ladysmith was received at Aberayron with unbounded joy. Flags and bunting decorated the town, the County School pupils were given a holiday, and a football match was played in the afternoon. Some people in their haste to hoist flags, never troubled what the colours represented. Two prom- inent gentlemen hoisted the Dutch flag on a lamp- post near the Feathers Hotel, but on the fact becoming known it was quickly torn down. NIGHT SCHOOL.—The night school term for the session of 1899-1900 terminated on Thursday evening last, when the members held an enjoyable social gathering in the main room of the National Schools. The tables had been daintily laid out, and the room made gay with flags and bunting, reflecting credit upon Miss Gold and Miss Davies, the pose omce, who had charge of the decorations, and who were assisted at the tables by Miss Evans, Alban-square; Miss Davies, Alma House Miss Davies, Bodrhyddan Miss Jones, 3^, Alban-square and Miss Morris, Llanon. After partaking of the good things provided, dancing was indulged in, to the merry strains of popular dance music. A splendid programme of songs and recitations had also been arranged, in which the following took part:-Miss Lily Rose, Miss M. E. Lloyd, Messrs. Tommy Griffiths, Henry Harries, E. Hill Thomas, John and Alban Davies, A member, posessed of the spirit of the Bardd," composed and recited verses upon the relief of Ladysmith, and they were afterwards sung amid enthusiasm by Mr. Henry Harries. After proposing a vote of thanks to Mr, Jones, the headmaster, for the admirable way in which he had carried out his work during the session, and to the managers for the loan of the school for the occasion, the proceedings terminated by singing "Rule Brittauia," Miss K. Jones acted as accompanist. PETTY SESSIONS.—WEDNESDAY. Before Major Price Lewes (in the chair), and Coun- cillors D. Evans and Thomas Davies. LIOHTS.-P.C. John Evans, Llanarth, charged Wm. Davies, Pantscawen, Llandyssul, with driving a timber waggon without a light. Fined 2s. 6d.—P.C. Charles Charman charged John Jordan Jones with driving a carriage without a light. Fined 5s. FURIOUS RIDING.-r.C. D. Thomas, Llanon, charged Thomas Jones, Cillfforch, Henfynyw, and D. Jones, Aberayron, with riding furiously through Llanon on the 8th ult. Mr C. Denham Evans represented the former and Mr D. Pennant James the latter. The defendants were ordered to pay costs only. ASSAULTS.—John Evans, Victoria Inn, servant, charged George Bryant with having assaulted him. The Bench hound both over in the sum of £ 5 to be of good behaviour for six months.—Thomas Jones, one of the defendants in the furious riding case, charged D. Thomas, police constable, Llanon, with assault, which was alleged to have taken place on the same night. Mr Denham Evans was for the complainant. Thomas Jones, sworn, said that on the night in question the defendant came up to him at the Castle Inn, Llanon. They left together and walked for about half a mile. The constable continually kept worrying his horse, which was very frisky, occasion- ally turning its head round, and kept on asking who .the first rider (who had escaped) was. Jones replied that he would be no one's detective (laughter). The constable then said. "Jones, you must tell me; I am a first-class officer, and unless I will find out I will return to my trade as a tailor (loud laughter). —The Bench dismissed the case. DUXKENNESS .-P.C. D. Thomas, charged David John Jones and Jenkin Griffiths, seamen, Llanon, with being drunk aud disorderly on the highway. Fined 7s. 6d. each.









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