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Twelve months last, Christmas AM'erman Vernon Wra'gge thrice Lord Mayor of York, and: now Recorder of Pontefraet, offered! 20 of the -"habituate"' of York a sovereign each if during last year they were not once convicted for drunkenness, and, with tli-eir wives or husbands or friends, were invited to a substantial Christmas tea, after whieli Mr Vernon Wragge presented to each of the winning "clean-sheet" competitors a savings bank book containing a deposit of £1, half-a-crown of which may be withdrawn in February or after, half-a-crown in March or after, and 5s during any three months afterwards. The Alderman asked them not to withdraw any of it except in case of great need. To encourage them in this thrifty course ho promised that whatever of the original amount remained at the end of the year, together with any sum they might legitimately save, he would add 25 per cent, on January 1, 1915. The delinquents' £13 has been given . to the hospital. Alderman Wragge then announced that he proposed giving the unsuccessful ones another chance, making the same promise again, to them.

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SOBRIETY REWARDED, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8802, 24 February 1914

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SOBRIETY REWARDED Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8802, 24 February 1914

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