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Incident at Clydach Fair

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LLANDOVERY NEWS A meeting of the Improvement Committee took Tilace at the King's. Head Hotel on .f'riday evening, under the presidency or the Mayor. The chief business was to discuss further aivapge.ifnts with reference to the brass band eonted-% etc., on Whit-Monday. With regard ta the site ior the meeting, M'r. H. V. Watkirs announced that Mr. Henry f Williams, (V.vclor House. was now wIllIng to rent the Castle field and mound for £6. and thereouc give a subscription of £1 to the fund.—It was unanimously resolved to accept the offer, the ground being considered the mo.:t centrally situated.— It was decided to rent out the catering for the day by public auction. Mr. J. P. j .nomas promising to pro- cure- an auctioneer free of charge.—Various minor matteis were also discussed. From the energy displayed by the committee at the meeting, tit" event ought to be carried out to a successful issue.—Mr. E. Pryee- Grifiith is the secretary to the tcxecutive and he can be depended upon to leave 110 stone unturned to attain such a desiied achieve- ment. ATTEMPTED SUICIDE AT R H ANDIRMWYN. The fortnightly Petty Sessions were held at the Town Hall on Friday last, the magis- trates present being: Mr. Charles P. Lewis, Llandingat (in the chair); Ah-. Thomas Rob- erts (Mayor), Mr. Isaac Haley, Glanbrane Park; and Mr. James Rees, Talgarth. The only ca"e for disposal was a very sade and pathetic one. It was a. charge preferred by P.C. David lliomas. (dycwm, against Jane Jones, a. widow, residing at Pengorof, Rhan- dirmwyn, with attmepting to commit suicide* by taking poison on the 23rd inst.—Jennie Jones said that she was a daughter of the prisoner, and resided at Pengvof. She re- membered last Monday, at 8.30 a.m.. she found her mother was not in bed. She got up and went out tb see where she was. She then saw her coming out of the garden. Wit- ness noticing there was something wrong with her. asked her what was the matter. She replied that she had taken poison, and that she had thrown the bottle into the gar- den. Witness asked her where she got the battle iroui. and .she :r,:d that she had found it.. in the cupboard in the kitchein. Her mother then vomited. The bottle (produced) was the one found in the garden. Witness then called in some neighboms. She had seen her mother crying very much on the previous Sunday. She did not ask, her why she had taken the poison. She had never noticed anything wiong with her.—Bv the Bench: She. had never known her mother do anything like this before. She considered there was something troubling her mind. Her father died last November.—Anne Richards, of Nantbay, widow, deposed that at the- re- quest of the last witness she went to the prisoners house on Monday last and found her sitting on a chair. She said "] don't know what is the matter with me. I have done something 1 ought not to have done, and I think I shall die." She asked witness to send for a doctor. In her opinion, pris- oner had not been for the last two years of strong mind. Nothing in her conversation or manners had led her to assume that, she would do anything of the kind.—By the Bench: Prisoner wasi always crying, but culd give no reason for it. She was in com- fortable circumstances. Dr. E. X. Berry- man stated that 011 Monday afternoon last. he was called to Xantymwyii to see the prisoner. He found, on enquiy, that she had taken some liniment given to her late husband in November last to allay pain in his leg. The active properties of this lotion were aconite and belladonna. On reaching the house, he found the prisoner in bed suf- fering apparently more from mental upset, than the effects of poison. That she had taken belladonna, was evident from the condition of the pupils of her eyes. He found that she had taken about two drams of the liniment, which was probably insufficient to cause any serious results. He gave her a stimulant and some strychnine. He could get nothing proper out of her. and considered it the best plan to order her removal to the Workhouse. She was mentally depressed. He thought she might have understood her actions, but a suicidal patient was a difficult one to look after. He thought it would be safer to remand her to the Workhouse, as he would not care to let her out on bail., He thought he could certify her removal to the asylum.—By the Bench: He had seen her twice since she had been at the Workhouse. She was in a state of intense depression and not fit to be at large. Melancholia was pos- sibly the chief cause.—P C. David Thomas, Cdycwm. proved arrest, stating that prisoner made no reply to the charge.—David Evans, master at the Workhouse .testified that since she- had been at the Workhouse, he only found the prisoner mentally depressed, epsecially when she spoke about the occurrence. Other- wise she seemed happy. The magistrates retired, and on returning, the chairman an- nounced tha.t, as the doctor would sign a. cer- titicatc for her removal to Carmartheri Asylum, the prisoner would be discharged, On the following day the unfortunate woman was conveyed to the asylum. LLANDINGAT GUILD "WIND-UP" As' a "wind-up" to the meetings of the Young People's Guild for the past winter, a "tea, light" took place at the e try of the Memorial Chapel on Thursday atternoon. A large number sat down to a capital repast, catered in admirable style by Mr. 1. Roberts, 1 Jubilee Crown Stores. In the evening an entertainment was held at the Drill Hall, the chair being ably tilled by Mr. A. Finc- ham- 'Lb'- hall was crowded, and thanks to the efforts of Mr. Esmond, an excellent pro- gramme was prepared. The Chairman said that the Guild had now been in existence since October, 1901, and the main objects ot the Society weie to provide a series of en- tertainments during the winter months, and also to draw and discover what latent talent existed amongst the young people of Llan- dovery. These objects blot been realised beyond expectation, and he congratulated theni upon the result. The guild, however, was not altogether for entertainment, but instruction, and the general weal and welfare of all parties concerned. (Cheers.)—An ex. cellent pianoforte duett was then given by Miss M. J. Thomas, and Miss Deans which was brilliantly executed.—Mrs. Agnes Lewis (Lla.nwrda) then treated the audience to an admirable rendering of "Angus Macdonald." Her beautiful contralto voice was heard to lwrfectioll in the rendition, and she scored a great success. To a vociferous encore, she responded with a. Welsh song. Mr. Wilfred Morgan (Llandilo) next appeared and sang two capital comic songs. Mr D. O. Jone." (LIanddo) afterwards gave a telling rendition of the line old solo "UwLtd y Canu, and re- ceived well merited applause. The succeed- ing item wa.s the character song, "Never see mamma any more" by Mr. Morgan Thomas, Llandilo. who always is a prime favourite with a Llandovery audience He proved in capital form, and to a loud encore, rendered "Well I couldn't help but laugh, which made even the most serious person amongst the assemblage 'jvouldn't help" himself. Mis.s C. Griffiths Major contributed a pretty solo- in her usual creditable style. Mr. Webb (Lla.neilvi then delivered a stump speech by way of a change, and gave some capital local hits whieh created roars of laughter. The poor "Pig Stye Committer" came in for some littio good humoured chaff. The song, "Holy City" was sung in fine style by Miss Owen, and her effort was greeted with applause. Songs followed bv Mr. D. O. Jones and Wil- fre.d Morgan. M'r. Webb then played "Kill- arnev' and "Bells of Aberdove-y" on the mandoline- in a clever maner. '1'he conclud- ing contribution was a comic song entitled "Madame Eliza" by Mr. Morgan Thomas. This was one of the most successful items of the evening. his clever mimicry of the hypnotist creating roars of laughter and applause.-—-On the- proposition of the Mayor, a hearty vote of thanks was accorded the chairman and all others who assisted towards the evening's amusement. The singing of the National Anthem concluded a very suc- cessful entertainment. Mis* M. J. Thomas, Rock Cottage, accompanied Miss Owen in her song, whilst Miss Saunders Thomaa, Belmont. House. iK-.ted as. accompanisf in the remaining solos. LLANDOVERY WATER RATES. "Fairplay" writes:—-Permit me a small space through tho medium of your valuable paper to draw the attention of the LIandov- ery Town Council to tho above Act (Water Clauses Acf, 1863.) The Council, having charged extra, water rate on persons who keep carriages, etc., for hire, will they take the same steps to levy the extra. wa.ter rate' on tradesmen and others in the town who use the Corporation water for purposes other than domestic? By so doing the rates, of the borough would be greatly reduced, and the town in general will also be treated alitce and legally according to the Act above re- ferred to. LLANDOVERY V. CARMARTUEN. The Llandoverians journeyed to Carmar- then on Saturday afternoon last to play the return fixture' with a team representing the county town. Llandovery were considerably weakened by the absence of A. Hoare at eeni-re half, his place being taken by J. Preece. The team otherwise was at its full strength, and appeared determined to bring back the precious record untarnished. The Carmarthenites were strongly represented, and were equally determined to smudge the record. The teams fielded at five o'clock a.s follows.-—■ LLANDOVEKY.—Goa,). S. H. Price; full backs, 1). Edgar Williams and Edgar Evans; halves, J. James, Dan Jenkins, and J. Preece; forwards, Dan Jones, E. Carne Witliams, Harry Watk'ins, A. Ingram, and Gilbert Jones. CARMARTHEN.- -UOill. Reed; full backs, T. Jones and Annand; halves, Hearder, Isnac and Evans; forwards, Yorath, White, Sul- livan, Oliver, and U. P. Owen. After the bully off, play was of an e. n character for the first 15 minutes, neither side gaining material advantage. Subse- quently the Carmarthen forwards got away with a determined rush. Sullivan passed to White, who, dribbling neatly, got inside the circle, and with a. cross hit drew first blood for the homesters. The visitors on the re- start. played with renewed vigour, and ex- acted several corners, but could not do the trick. Watkins on one occasion just missed the posts by inches only. This was all the scoring during the first half. On the change of ends, Llandovery at once made a det?r. iiK.iied onslaught on the home citadel, but capital defence by Reed prevented any score Carmarthen now attacked repeatedly, but the visiting-defence could not be penetrated. Dan Jones made several nice dribbles along the wing, but was rather slow in centreing. Try what they would, the homesters seemed equal to all attacks. Ten minutes from the con- clusion, Carmarthen weie still leading, and the record seemed gone. But Harry Wat- kins at last got. off beating several opponents, transferred to Dan Jones, and the latter passed to Came WiH'ams. u ho secured in a favourable position. Carrie WSJliains steadied himself, and with a. "stinger" sent the ball between the uprights, and thus equalised the scores. From now to the con- cluding stages of the game, Llandovery held the upper hand, Watkins and Dan Jones having hard linea in not scoring. The game thus ended in a draw, and the Llandoverians again proved thai they could maintain their record, although they were playing on a. strange ground with a disorganised team. FINAL SCORE: LLANDOVERY 1 goal. CARMARTHEN 1 goal. COMMENTS OX THE GAME. The game wars a fast and exciting one, as anticipated. Carmarthen opened the scor- ing, but "luck" seemed dead against the Llan- doverians doing likewise, for a considerable time, notwithstanding repeated attacks and well aimed shots. As time wore on, the excitement grew intense, and the Llandov- eiians strained every muscle to score. Just ten minutes from the close, Carne, with a lovely shot, equalised matters, and thus ter- minated a capital tussle, fought on a very .slippery and heavy turf. The play of the Llandoverians was, however, a good deal below form, several of the players being "off colour." Hoare was badly misled at half, and this probably had something to do with the exhibition. Very little combination was attempted, and I will not endeavour to in- dividualism the; flayers. The Carmarthen men, on the other hand, played a splendid game, both in attack and defence, and regis- tered a creditable "draw." The pick of the players were Heed. Jones, Isaac, White and Sullivan. Next Saturday Llandovery are at home. their opponents being the Swansea. Celtic. This is the last match on the lixture card, and I prophecy a substantial win for the homestcis. "SCRIBBLER." M. H. Nichols luiving now retired from hockey, has again taken up football. He plays with the Pontardulaiis team, and in his initial match, scored a brilliant try. COMPETITIVE AWARDS CRITICISM, 1 Mr. Ebenezer Jones, Llandovery, writes Under the above heading "Musician" poses as a better judge than the gentlemen se- lected for the purpose at the recent competi- tive meeting at Salem, Llandovery. It is a pity such an one should been overlooked for the purpose, and thus "Waste his fra- grance 011 the desert air." However, if "Mu- sician" will reveal his identity. no doubt on another occasion the committee will duly honour him with the adjudication. It is j rather hard, however, upon the gentleman who was trusted and thought quite compe- tent for the dutv. and who*~e adjudication, I think, and others think, notwithstanding the "opinion of musicians and scores of others ?" was fair and just. The remark that "they should see that adjudicators are not only competent but non-residents" is a gra- tuitous reflection upon the judgment of the committee, who I fancy contain amongst them critic* equally as competent to judge the right man to adjudicate as "Musician." Opinions differ, and are allowed to differ, but a little modesty would well become "Mu- sician" in giving Ills opinion.