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THE General Election is upon us, and the Parliament which was elected in December, will be dissolved in June—its death warrant is already signed, and it is only sitting now to set its house in order for its decease. The circumstances which brought about this re- sult are amongst the most extraordinary in the history of this country. There was nothing in the campaign that preceded the last Election to justify, or to prepare the public for, the course that has been adopted. It cannot be said that the Parliament whose life is being brought to so sudden an end had any mandate from the constituencies of the United Kingdom to enact any such measure as that which has been just rejected by the House of Caramons, for it was condemned by an enormous majority of the votes of the representatives of Great Britain. In Mr Gladstone's manifesto of November last, giving the key nots of that campaign, the issues which were raised were cf an entirely differ- ent character from this, and no attempt what- ever has been made to deal with them, and the very question on which the late Government was defeated and the present Government came into office, has been en- tirely neglected. Parliament is to be dissolved, as Mr Chamberlain expresses it, because a great majority of English and Scotch members have refused to accept proposals entirely novel and unexpected, and unsupported in their integrity by any section of the House of Com- mons, outside of the Government and those members of the Irish party whom a short time ago Mr Gladstone described as a march- ing through rapine to disintegration and the dismemberment of the Empire." Such a volte face on the part of a British Minister is entirely without parallel; and thus in the circumstances under which he challenges an appeal to the country we have no precedent to guide us. But yet the constituencies are called upon, and that without a moment's notice, to decide upon the issue thus suddenly sprung upon them, and a crisis has been precipitated, on the result of which depend not only the future power and prosperity, but the very existence, of the British Empire. We con- fess that in the extraordinary emergency that has been thus forced upon us by the reckless and imperious minister we are glad that this speedy appeal .'0 the electorate is about to be taken A protracted period of strife and un- certainty would work incalculable mischief, for while this question is open the British Empire is on trial before the world, and at home, all interests, not only political, but social and commercial, are held in suspense. The energies of the people are paralysed until it is decided whether or not the United King- dom is to be broken into pieces, and the con- sequences attending the disruption of the Empire are to be encountered. Until then the nation looks on in bewildered apprehen- sion, and the whole political machinery stands still. How little prepared are we for the contest in which we are called thus suddenly to engage. The cry with which Mr Glad- stone goes into battle is one, which,|if it had been raised at the last election, there is no doubt would have covered with confusion, and brought certain defeat upon the party raising it. Mr Gladstone's own voice then was the one that most vehemently denounced it. The approaching contest is unquestionably the most momentous that has been ever fought since the Imperial Parliament—that is the Parliament of the United Kingdom—was constituted. The question at issue, is not the placing in power of a certain set of statesmen of thi8 political school or of that, is not the adoption of a particular foreign policy or the enactment of ceitain laws or the reform of certain alleged abuses. These things at the proper time may all be of importance and deserve the earnest heed of the electors, but they have nothing to do with the present contest. The question involved is not the institutions of the Empire, but the very ex- istence of the Empire. We have reached a point, when either the Imperial authority must be permanently established and recog- nised as paramount in Ireland, or the demands of that portion of the United Kingdom must be conceded and Ireland entirely separated from Great Britain. Just in proportion as this is discerned, will be the readiness of pa- triotic Englishmen to merge their party differ- ences at this moment, in order that they may combine their efforts for the preservation of the Empire for the dismemberment with which it is threatened. In order to do this, as we have constantly urged, party cries and party interests must be held in abeyance durmg this contest, The two banners under which the contending hosts will fight are those of Union or Separation. The first will cover all, of whatever party, who resist the demand of Irish Secession and maintain that the Union must and shall be preserved. The second is held up by the men who as craven cowards quail before the threats of foreign dyna- miters and assassins, and surrender the in- tegrity of the Empire at the dictation of foreign enemies, who for their own reasons of hatred to England are the real instigators of this movement. Loyal men in such cir- cumstances can of course have but one ob- ject and be animated but by one feeling— to defeat at any cost the foul conspiracy that has been formed for the dissolution of the Union. We have the greatest satisfaction in knowing that the Conservative leaders have adopted a policy of wise liberality in deter- mining to discourage Conservative contests for seats with Liberal Union candidates. Mr Akers Douglas, M.P., the senior Conservative Whip, made a statement last Saturday to his Nconstituents at Deal on this subject, which was of great importance. He stated that the Conservative leaders had decided to take no advantage of the position of any Liberal whose election might have been endangered by his vote in the House of Commons in the Home Rule Division, and the hon. gentle- men added, that as Lord Salisbury's lieu- tenant and as the one responsible for the organization of the Conservative Party, he did not intend in a single case to lend his aid in promoting a contest where the "seat of a member who had voted against the Government might be endangered. This f is a noble evidence of the disinterested pa- triotism of the Conservative Party, at the same ,> time that it is a wise and enlightened policy. The advantages will be seen at once in the result of the election, when, we doubt not, a large majority of Uttt^muts, composed of Radicals, and Whigs, atld Tories, will be re- turned. But they will be seen • hereafter m the confidence in the true patriotism of the Conservative Party that this conduct will en- gender. That there will be difficulty in many cases in carrying out this self-denying prIll- ciple wfisare apiite uware, arising from special locr*5 rsouai considerations, but we 3c < t ^lightened patriotism of ■ r i i i e round equal to the demand upon ? that such a resolute resistance ,*»'the attempts of the Seces- ill finally and. effectually ex- ispiracy. We hope that all Is-^nd Conservatives will sym- laying aside their dis- jfblcms, and instead taking for \<r Jack, nnd for wilt they the no-' fore the ^roun^^ the danger with .JI'
In the House of Lords ot before Mx. Campion, the with the again CONSERVATIVE MEETING.—At a large meeting of the General Committee of the Haverfordwest Conservative Association, held on Friday night, it was unanimously re- solved not to oppose Mr H. G. Allen, Q.C., the present Liberal Unionist member, at the forthcoming election. It was also decided to heartily support Mr Allen in the event of his being opposed by a Ministerialist candidate. CHURCH OF ENGLAND WORKING MEN'S SOCIETY.—The third anniversary of the inaugu- ration of the Haverfordwest Branch of this Society will be observed on Sunday next the Feast of the Holy Trinity, as follows:—At 8 a.m. there: will be a choral celebration of the Holy Communion in St. David's Church, Prendergast, when the members of St. David's Guild will at- tend, and in the afternoon, at three, a special service will be held in St. Thomas' Church, when the Rev. G. C. Hilbers will deliver an address. The Society's hymns will be sung. Members are to meet at their Club Rooms, St. Martin's Place, before each service. THE INFIRMARY.—We are informed that Mr. Dillwyn, the Revising Barrister, has handed to the Secretary of this valuable institution a cheque for three guineas, being the amount which he recently recovered in the County Court from the Corporation of Haverfordwest as extra expenses in connection with the revision of the municipal lists: Although the Ratepayers had to pay the three guineas in the first instance, it is refreshing to find th*t it comes back from the legal recipient for a good purpose. 1ST PEMBROKESHIRE RIFLE VOLUNTEERS.— I The following regimental orders have been iisued by Captain E. Eaton-Evans, command- ing headquarters, for the week commencing the 21st instant. No. 1. Orderly officer for the I week, Lieutenant O. H. S. Williams. 2. Orderly non-commissioned officers, Sergeants J. Rogers, W. Thomas, and F. Thompson next for duty, Lance-Sergt. G. Elliston, Sergt. J. H. Thomas, and Col-Sergt. W. E. Jones. Orderly for Nar- berth detachment, Col.-Sergt. J. M.Thomas; next for duty, Strgt. J. Duckfield. 3. General | muster at Haverfordwest, on Monday and Wed- j nesday, at 8 p.m. and at Narberth on Tuesday and Friday at 7.30 p.m. 4 The last squad of; recruits will remain after general muster on Monday and Wednesday for half-an-hour's drill in the firing exercise. 5. There will be class firing on Thursday and Saturday commencing at 4 p.m. MILITARY TOURNAMENT.—This entertainment, which had been organized by Mr Wade, of Tenby, took place on Whit-Monday, in the Cattle Show Yard in this town. The weather unfortunately was most unfavourable in the morning, and greatly affected the attendance. There was however a fair amount of patronage, and among the visitors were several from distant parts of the county. The entertainment was a good one: the military mounted competitions took place between highly skilled and trained horsemen,—Sergt.-Major Beet, (1st Dragoons), Sergt-Major Holt (11th Hussars), aud Sergt- Major Gibson (1st Life Guards). A very clever detachment was contributed by the L. N. L. Regiment, stationed at Pembroke Dock, who, under the direction of Staff-Instructor Gilliland, performed a variety of gymnastic exercises, and engaged in encounters with single sticks, quar- terstaffs and swords. Instructor Gilliland ex- hibited surprising dexterity in the use of the sword, and also very cleverly divided a stout broom handle supported on the interior edges of two full glasses of beer, using as a weapon another stout broom handle. The exercises with the bayonet were omitted, the weapons intended for the contest having been mis-sent by rail. The contests concluded with a tug of war between eight members of the Castle- martin Yeomanrys and the same number of the Haverfordwest Volunteers. The con- test took place in civilian clothing, and ter- minated in favour of the Volunteers. If the competitors had been clad in uniform, the re- sult might have been different. The spurs of the Yeomanry might have enabled them to "hold on by the heels and given them an advantage over their opponents, who on this occasion won an easy victory. The excellent band of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment was present in the yard, and under the direction of their band master, Mr T. Trump, performed a very attractive programme. LORD KENSINGTON'S RENT AUDIT.—The half- yearly audit of Lord Kensington's Pembroke- shire estates was held at the Mariners' Hotel on Saturday. Mr Thomas Vaughan, the agent, presided, and Mr Thomas, of Philbeach, one of the senior tenants, occupied the vice-chair. After j the health of Lord and Lady Kensington and their family had been cordially drunk, the vice- chairman gave an account of his visit to London for the purpose of presenting his lordship with a congratulatory address from his Pembroke- shire tenantry on bis elevation to the peerage, I and stated that both Lord and Lady Kensing- ton were deeply touched by the presentation. The address which we give below, was signed by about 72 tenants, and was artistically illumi* nated on vellum by Mr W. D. Phillips, and mounted with a handsome frame:—' To the Right Hon. Baron Kensington.'—• My Lord.— We, the tenants of your lordship's estate in the county of Pembroke, tender our respectful con- gratulations upon your elevation to the peerage of the United Kingdom. Your lordship's career, from your first entrance into Parliamentary life, has been watched by us with deep interest, and we have marked with pride and pleasure the many proofs that have been given of the appre- ciation in which your services are held by the distinguished statesman with whom you have! been associated. The great ability and the strict conscientiousness with whieh you have discharged all your public duties, both in and out of Parliament, have commanded universal esteem, but by none has the honour recently conferred upon you by her Majesty, been wel- comed with greater satisfaction that by your, tenantry. We have invariably found you the most kind and generous of landlords. The warm interest which you have shown in our welfare has led us to regard you as a friend whose sym' pathy and help are always readily extended to those who need them. We hope that both your Lordship and Lady Kensington may long be spared to reside among us, and we feel assured that nothing will diminish the respect and affec' tion with which you are regarded by us and by all who come within the circle of your influence.' I
MILF 0 EDHAV EN At a meeting held on Wednesday, the 9th inst., at the Lord Nelson Hotel, it was unani- mously decided to hold the usual annual Milford Haven Regatta during the month of Augu&t, and if possible, during the stay of the Channel Fleet. Details will shortly appear.
THE CONSERVATIVES AND MR H. G. ALLEN. A very representative meeting of the Conser- vative party at Milford Haven was held last Friday evening for the purpose of discussing what steps should be taken in view of the ap- proaching general election. The chair was taken by Mr W. R. Roberts, president of the local Conservative Association. In opening the proceedings, the Chairman fully explained the changed aspect of political affairs in the Pem- broke Boroughs, warmly eulogised the patriotic conduct of Mr H. G. Allen,and strongly recom- mended Conservatives to refrain from offering any oppositon to his re-election—Captain Mac- farlane, R.N., moved, and Mr John Rees, chairman of the Milford Improvement Commis sionners, seconded the following proposition :— That this meeting of Conservatives deprecates any opposition being offered to Mr Allen, M.P. at the forthcoming election in consideration of his patriotic vote against the second reading of the Government of Ireland Bill, provided he seeks re-election as a Unionist candidate- Colonel Esmonde-White, in supporting the proposition, made a stirring speech, and conclu- sively showed, by quoting from Lord Salisbury s address at St. James's-hall and Lord Ran- dolph Churchill's address at the dinner given to him by the City Conservative Club, that the Conservative party—as pre-eminently the national and patriotic party—would be aban- doning one of their most cherished principles by opposing Mr Allen's re-election under exist- j ing circumstances for the mere purpose of gain* ing a party triumph. The following also spoke in favour of the proposition -.—Messrs W. Davies, ¡ J. W. Wright, A. E. Baldwin, J. Collins, W. I Summons, T. Prickett. D. J. Smith, J.Mathias, Essex Thomas, W. Llewellyn, and J. James. [ The proposition, on being put to the meeting, was carried without a single dissentient.—Be- fore the meeting adjourned, it was thought ad- j. visable to take no further steps until the Liberal j Unionists of Milford Haven had formed a com- mittee for the purpose of promoting the can- | didature of Mr Allen.
On Wednesday morning, at Portsmouth, a pleasure boat, containing a lady, a boatman, and -1-Z:OO. The lady and boatman: 'ner. who jumped from the I -ned. 1 m Quebec states nville, and the! "mth, have been •» former sank, drowned. The! aknowT#
THE MURDER OF MISSIONARIES. | Particulars to hand from the Churoh Mission- ary agent now show that the Rev. Mr and Mrs Houghton, of DentonandStorkport respectively, j were murdered while labouring as missionaries at Guibauti, Lamu, East Africa, by the maraud' ing tribe called Masais. Mr Houghton was speared to death while running to the mission- house to assist his wife, whose screams he had heard.
THE BIRTH PLACE AND PLACE OF BURIAL OF SIR THOMAS PICTON. Mr T. W. Thomas, of Pembroke Dock, writ- ing to the Mail' on the 16th inst, in reference to some statements made by a correspondent in that journal in connection with the Pembroke- shire hero, General Sir Thomas Picton, says:—" It struck me rather forcibly that Morien' had (probably unwittingly) fallen into error in two places with regard to the gallant officer, General Sir Thomas Picton, In one place he writes, Standing there, near the spot where the Carmarthen hero, Sir Thomas Picton, fell.' Now, Sir Thomas Picton was not a Carmarthen man. He was born at the family mansion, Poyeston, or Poyston, in the parish of Rudbaxton, just three miles north of Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, in the year 1758, and had his first commission as ensign in the 12th Regiment of Foot in 1771, before he had barely attained to his thirteenth year. The family dates very far back in Pembrokeshire history, the name being coeval with the invasion of the county by the Normans and with the erection of Picton Castle. In another place 'Morien' states:—'We passed through the long village of Waterloo. Lying on our right was the little village church, in whose quiet graveyard lie the bodies of General Sir Thomas Picton and many other officers.' This is, I respectfully submit, a palpable error, inasmuch as the body of General Picton was conveyed to England and was landed at Deal on June 26, 1815, with State honours. After being escorted from Canterbury to London with military honours, his remains were deposited in the burial ground, on the Uxbridge-road, be- longing to the parish of St. George, Hanover- square, on the 2oth day of July following. The inscription on the coffin fixed his age at 57. A monument at the public expense was afterwards erected to his memory, and stands near the doorway in the north transept of St. Paul's Cathedral. [Some inhabitants of Haverfordwest who knew Sir Thomas Picton personally, used to state that the gallant officer was born in Hill street, Haverfordwest, in the house now named the Dragon Hotel, which was at that time a private residence.—Ed. P. H.] ————
MARRIAGE OF MR C. A. ALLEN AND MISS GERTRUDE BEARCROFT. I On Tuesday, the 8th inst., the parishioners of Hanbury were stirring at an early hour to cele- brate the marriage of Miss Gertrude Bearcroft, younger daughter of Mr Henry Bearcroft, of Hanbury Mount, with Mr Charles Ackland Allen, son of Mr Thomas Allen, 42, Connaught Square, London, and of the South Wales Cir- cuit. As the Bearcroft and Vernon families have been resident in the parish for generations, no trouble was spared to mark the occasion. The weather was all that could be desired, and the road from the Mount to the church was gay with arches bearing suitable mottoes, erected by old and valued neighbours. The church was beautifully decorated with white flowers, and the bells rang out merrily. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. the Hon. Henry Douglas, Vicar of St. Paul's, Worcester, and the Rev. Norman Ogilvy, Rector of the parish,! whilst the Curates and choir were in their places. The wedding hymn was played as the bride was entering the church on her father's arm. She wore a dress of rich white Ottoman silk, trimmed with Brussels lace, wreath of real orange blos- soms, and veil fastened with diamond stars, She was attended to the altar by four brides- maids, Miss Vernon, Miss Lily Bearcroft (cousins of the bride), Miss Cavendish Browne (cousins of the bridegroom), and Miss Douglas Galton. Their dresses were of cream muslin and lace, the sashes of watered ribbon, and the bonnets to match with bunches of roses. Each carried a posy of the same flowers, the gift of the bride, and wore a gold bangle with the letters G. C.' in pearls, the gift of the bridegroom, who was attended by Mr Curre, of Ilton Court, Mon- mouthshire. The church was crowdei with friends and well-wishers of the family. After the ceremony a numerous party assembled at Hanbury Mount, where they were entertained at luncheon by Mr and Mrs Henry Bearcroft. Immediately after the bride and bridegroom left on their wedding tour. The travelling dress was of b scuit coloured crepe, trimmed with brown velvet, hat to match. The following is a list of those present —The Rev. the Hon. H. and Lady Douglas, Sir John and Miss Ogilvy, Sir Harry and Lady Georgina Vernon and Miss Vernon, the Rev. U. and the Hon. Mrs Ogilvy and the Misses Ogilvy (2) Mr. and the Hon., Mrs Haywood, Major-General Franklin. C.B.,| and Mrs Franklin, Mr and Mrs Allen, Mrs T.j Bearcroft, Mr and Mrs C. P. Noel, Mr and Mrs E. H. Bearcroft, Mr and Mrs Mansel FranklenJ the Rev. and Mrs James Bearcroft, the Rev. and Mrs C. Taylor, Miss Ackland, Miss Bearcroft, the Misses Dixon (2), Mr and Miss Cartwright, Mr. A. J. Bearcroft, Mr T. E. and Miss Bowen, Mr G. Bearcroft, Mr J. Picton Phillips, and the Rev. F. K. Horwood. The presents were both costly and numerous.
JONES v. TOOTH AND OTHERS. In the Queen's Bench Division on Thursday, 10th June instant, before MrJustice Grove, the case of "Jones v. Tooth and others," was men- tioned, but the facts were not fully gone into. Mr Lockwood, Q.C., Mr Channell, Q.C., and Mr R. E. Melsheimer, (instructed by Messrs G. L. P. Eyre, & Co., of 1 John Street, Bed- ford Row, London,) appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr Charles, Q.C., and Mr Robson, (in- structed by Mr Leefe, of 1 Quality Court, Chancery Lane, London,) appeared for the de-j fendants. Mr Charles asked permission to say that he appeared on behalf of the Rev. Arthur Tooth, and also for the other Defendants. Miss Jones,| the Plaintiff, brought the action against the Revd. Arthur Tooth and also against a number! of ladies in order to secure a restoration to her of her rights as a member of a community, or sisterhood at Woodside, near Croydon. Miss I Jones had been a member of the Community, and all the Defendants, other than Mr Tooth, were also members of it. Disputes arose that led to this action. In it Miss Jones claimed to have a declaration that she was entitled jointly with the defendants, other than Mr Tooth, to the property of this religious community at Woodside or elsewhere. He on the part of all the defendants consented that there should be judgment for the plaintiff for a declaration of her rights as a member of the community. There! were a number of other causes of action that he need not enter into, because with regard to them' they had agreed upon a referee who would deal with them. Miss Jones also claimed against Mr: Tooth damages for certain libels and a slander and various defences were raised to this head of claim. It had been agreed between them that the claim for libel and slander, and the defences' also, should be struck out, and he there in Court, representing all the defendants, on be-! half of Mr Tooth and all the other defendants, withdrew any act, letter, or statement whichl had been made—if any had been made—which conveyed any imputation whatever upon the! plaintiff's conduct or character, or upon her fit- ness for membership of a religious community similar to that at Woodside. Having made that withdrawal he need not trouble his Lordship with any further observations. He consented to his Lordship giving judgment against all the defendants other than Mr Tooth for the declar- ation -which the plaintiff sought for with refer- ence :to her rights in the property at W ooelside] with costs, and the rest of the action was to be] referred to a referee. i Mr Lockwood, Q.C., asked permission to add, that he appeared for the plaintiff, Miss Jones) who, up to December, 1884, was the Lady Superior of the Woodside Convent near Croydon. This action was brought by her with two objects the first being to obtain an acknowledgment of her rights in the property of the community of which she was the Lady Superior. Lnder the existing circumstances she did not require to return to that community, The other object was to thoroughly vindicate her character from any imputation that might appear to rest upon it, from the acts of the defendants in this action. Now, that those objects had both been attained by this lady, she therefore consented to the judgment in the terms that Mr Charles, Q.C., had alluded to, inasmuch as alter this compromise had been amved at, there would not then exist any fur- ther imputation upon her, and it would be open to her to onter any kindred community, to con- tinue that religious life in which she had spent so long a period. His Lordship gave judgment for Plaintiff in accordance with ttiG terais of ftrrangoinoutj with costs to be paid by the Defendants to the Plaintiff.
DEATH OF MR W. VAUGHAN JAMES.g It is with unfeigned sorrow that we an- 1 nounce in our columns to-day, the death of Mr W. Vaughan James, solicitor, of this town, | which sad event took place in Loudon on the jl 12th instant. The deceased gentleman had |( for many years suffered from an internal i affection, which had at times occasioned him much suffering. A few months ago, his illness I inci eased to such an extent as to compel himg to curtail his business labours, which had ever been exceedingly onerous, and indeed I we may say of a very harassing character. On the 1st instant, he pioceedcd to London, j and on the 3rd underwent an operation | at the hands of an eminent surgeon. The operation was successfully performed, but the deceased's constitution, weakened by a long illness, was unable to bear the severe trial toi which it was subjected; he gradaally sank, and died from exhaustion on the 12th. The inhabitants of his native place, acquainted with the affliction he had long endured, felta the greatest sympathy with him and his family they heard with the greatest interests and anxiety the tidings respecting his con-B dition, which were for a few days of the n:ost hopeful and encouraging character. On Fri-8 day evening unfavourable news was receiyed from London, and the telegram was followedg on Saturday morning by another conveying the melancholy intelligence that the deceased gentleman—who was honoured and beloved by everybody—had breathed his last. M The deceased, who was descended of all old Pembrokeshire family long and honour- ably connected with Haverfordfordwest, had for many years held offices of the highest trust and importance, and was more widelyg known than any gentleman in the county. On the death of his father, the late Mr.8 Morgan James, he succeeded to the publics offices which he held, and was subsequently appointed to other high positions which brought him in contact with all classes of the linhabitants. Every post entrusted to him he Ifilled with conspicuous ability, and in some re- spects he was certainly one of the ablest men I Havcrfordwest has produced. lie was a sound lawyer, and in all matters connected with ma- gisterial business and rating aud registration law, he was everywhere regarded as a safe! iiand trustworthy authority. His reputation,! integrity, and kindly manners won him a place* not only in the esteem but in the affections of | the people, and he was respected and trusted! by rich and poor alike. More business wasf offered him than he could possibly perform and public bodies, who desired the advantage! of his able guidance, solicited his acceptance*; of offices which he was obliged by the burthen| of existing duties, to reject. His multi-1 offered him than he could possibly perform and public bodies, who desired the advantage! of his able guidance, solicited his acceptance*; of offices which he was obliged by the burthen| of existing duties, to reject. His multi-1 ■farious engagements were a great strain upon| Shis energies, but Nature had endowed him with| ia buoyant spirit, remarkable vivacity, and a| Bstrength of will which carried him trium-| Bphantly through difficulties to which most men,1 iafflicted as he was, would have inevitably^ isuccumbcd. Notwithstanding the many de-1 Bmands upon his time, he performed a fair! share of voluntary work in connection ■with local trusts. For a considerable! ■period he was a trustee of the Haverfordwests 1 Freemen, of Pcrrott's, and other Charities, and! ■in all these capacities, he rendered most valu-S able services. In every appointment he filled -whether official or honorary—he will be greatly missed, and with respect to his manner of filling many of them Bfor which lie was peculiarly fitted by| Straining, temperament, and ability, it may be| ■truly said that we shall not look upon his like| ■again. By his death the following public! aoffices become vacant:—Coroner for the Lower! 3 Division of the County of Pembroke Deputy^ Clerk of the Peace for the County of Pem-è broke Clerk to the Justices of Iiavcrford-jj west; Clerk to the Justices for the Petty Ses-| sional Divisions of Roose, Dungleddy, Dews-f land, and Kernes Clerk to the Haverfordwest^ (North District) Highway Board and Clerk!! to the Midland District Highway Board. lii*| honorary appointments were also numerous,s including trusteeships of Vawer's Charity,| ILloyd aud Milward's Charities, Perrott'sjj Charity, Griffith's Charity, and other local* charities of lesser importance. jj The funeral took place on Wednesday^ morning, the place of interment being St.j Charity, Griffith's Charity, and other locale charities of lesser importance. i The funeral took place on Wednesday^ morning, the place of interment being sq Mary's Burial Ground. The gathering off friends and neighbours, who had attended toj* pay to his memory their last tribute of respect,jj was unusua'ly large. The remains were:! borne in a hearse, and were followed by hisl son Mr Morgan James, his nephew, Mr Morrisa Owen, his brother, Mr J. R. James, and his at-jj tached friend, Mr Jno. Thomas, of Colby. The II clerks in deceased's employ folio ved the chief mourners. The coffin was literally covered with beautiful wreaths of flowers which had been sent by sympathising relatives and friends from far and near. The pro g cession when it started, extended from de- ceased's residence in High-street almost to St. Mary's Church. In it were the Mayor and Corporation of Haverfordwest, preceded by their mace bearers: the Lord Lieutenant of Haverfordwest (Mr Philipps, of Picton Castle), Mr W. Davies, M.P., Mr H. G. Allen, M.P., many clergymen, magistrates, and professional gentlemen of the town audi the county of Pembroke, tradesmen of the| town, and a large body of the general inhabi-^ tants. The body was borne by bearers into| St. Mary's Church, where .the first portion of| the burial service was impressively read by« the vicar, the Rev. C. F. Harrison, and twos appropriate hymns wtre sung. As the corpses played Vital Spark," and when it was being> borne out the "Dead March" in Said I was being brought into and when the organists played. At the grave side, the concluding part of the service was read by the Vicar I Along the route taken to the Grave Yard, thcl places of business were closed, and the blinds? of private houses were drawn, and as the re-| mains of the deceased, (who in every relations of life—as husband, father, brother, neigh-! bour and fnend-was deservedly beloved andP respected,) were deposited in their last resting place, tears were shed by many who struggledl vainly to conceal their emotion. I Th3 undertaker was Mr W. Morgan, of Dew-street, under whose personal superin- tendence, the arrangements were most satis- factürily carried out. B The Corporation returned from the funeralg gto the Council Chamber in procession, where His Worship the Mayor thanked his brethren for their unanimous response to his invitation to attend the fuueral of their departed friend, gSwhose loss was very generally lamented by gall grades of society, us was fully evinced by the large number of persons who had followed Ifactorily carried out. as was fully evinced by 1 his remains to the grave. His valuable ser- Bvices as a public functionary would be very much. missed, and would with difficulty be suppled. He felt sure that the Council as a public body joined with him in the expression of their deep sympathy with Mrs James and the other members of the family in the heavy bereavement which had befallen them. Othcri jjmcmbers of the Council expressed their full! Sconcurrence with the sentiments expressed by| the Mayor. 1
BIKTHS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS. 1 B BIRTHS, -v- I M On the 9th at th" liovfii Horse Artillery?! Barracks, Woolwich, the wif" of 'Juartur-Mjisfcorjjj ■Sergt. W. C. Haley of a daughter. gj M.VUIUAGES. | § On the Oth in.it., at St. Barnabas Church, Kensing-l on, bv the Kuv. \V. Thornton, Mr. Wallace 5'Mr. Walter Granville), to Charlotte Grace (Mis.-sg £ ( irace Hope), third daughter of Charles Venionij 8Young, Is ■ DEATHS. | I On the 12th inst., in London, William Vaughanjg fames, of Haverfordwest, coroner for the Lowers ■Division of Pembrokeshire, agtd OS). E 1 On the 13th inst., afc St. Thomas Green, in thisg town, Martha, wife of Mr John Small, aged 04 yeai.i.f* I On the "15th inst., at the residence of hwr sicter, 1 i,1¡ ■ Grove Place, in this town, after an illness borm* with Christian fortitude and resignation, Mrs. Jane$ ITliomas, aged 8G years. Her end was pcaco. § 9 On the 12th inst., at the West Lodge, Orielton neai'S ^Pembroke, Richard Picton, infant son of Mr John? |Edwards, a^ed 13 months. 5 !On the 8th inst., at St. Thomas Green in this town! Martha Margaret, (Tottie), daughter of Mr KichardE Oweu, ag«d 4 yeai-b and 4 uitmtH (
JOTTINGS. [FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS.] Mr Gladstone has precipitated a crisis in the condition of the Empire, the magnitude and the perils of which we fancy he himself but little ap- preciates. As he rushed into his Home Rule policy suddenly and without premeditation, so events are occurring every day which show he had not calculated the consequences of his action. In dissolving Parliament on such an issue as that which he himself describes in his Midlothian address, as involving a question be- tween Great Britain and Ireland, he departed irom the traditions of British statesmanship, and acted in opposition to the counsel and ex- ample of his own greater master, Sir Robert Peel, in circumstances somewhat analogous. # When Peel was pressed to dissolve in 1846, he explained his objections in a memorandum on the position of the Cabinet dated June 21st, which is published in his Memoirs edited by Lord Stanhope and Lord Cardwell. -Having stated some other reasons, the great statesman adds:—" There is nothing I should deprecate: more than a dissolution of Parliament on the express grounds of the Coercion Bill of all1 grounds I think it the worst and most dan- gerous. • Let us beware for higher reasons how we mane a dissolution of Parlia- ment turn on a question between Great Britain and Ireland." This, letus disguise it as we may, is just the thing Mr Gladstone has done in the present instance when he openly ranges himself on the side of men whom he described a few months ago as marching through rapine to the dismemberment of the Empire," and on their behalf declares—"Enfranchised Ireland aks through her lawful representatives for a revival of her domestic legislature." # # 1 Mr Froude, who perhaps takes the most philosophic and the most impartial view of the Irish situation of any writer, and from his care- lfj.1 study of the subject, is one of the most icompetent authorities on the Irish question, gives this brief .historical resume in a recent letter to a friend in America, which may be studied with advantage by sober-minded Eng- lishmen, who wish to understand the subject and to act fairly as the great bulk of the British people do by Ireland. Mr Froude says:— I" The county itself was an uncultivated desert jof bog and forest. Elizabeth, James I, and! afterwards the Long Parliament planted Ulster, and in part Leinster and Munster, with Pro- testant colonies to hold the native Irish in check: and cultivate the land. WThere they have been jindustry has thriven, and there has been order jand peace and prosperity. The rest of Ireland jhas remained in beggary and raggedness, and jibe perpetual object, the perpetual effort of the old inhabitants "a has been to destroy those (intruders out of the middle of them. They tried in 1598, and brought the Suaniards over Ho help them. They tried in 1641, and filled! SEurope with horror at a massacre which .rivalled the murder of the Huguenots in Paris, a They tried again under James II, and Tyr- jConnell, when their Irish Parliament repealed jthe Act of Settlement and confiscated the lestates of nine tenths of the Protestant land- lowners. The last attempt in 1798 began in Psyinpathy with the French Revolution, but on Sbreaking out assumed at once the old form of a ^struggle between the native race and the Anglo- ^Scotch Settlement, We are now in the fifth |act of the old drama. It has pleased the ^Liberal Party in England who are the historical ^representatives of the Long Parliament and the jProtestant Settlement to choose a leader with the Sreligious opinions of Laud. Under Mr Glad- stone's guidance they have been induced to re- Igard the Protestant Establishment in Ireland as a upas tree. They have blown into flame the old nationalist ashes. They have destroyed the Protestant political influence, and have now been invited to complete their work and hand the colony over to be ruled by those whom it was planted in Ireland to control. They have recoiled at the last moment and are now split from crown to base. Romanists, democratic sentimental atheists, weak enthusiasts who are carried away by oratory, still stand by Mr Gladstone, with a large mass of stupid people, who have no creed but party. Liberals of the old school have returned to the traditions of their fathers. Advanced Radicals like Mr Chamber- lain see no occasion to sacrifice the Imperial grandeur of this country to the discontent of a faction who will not be content with equality, but demand to rule in what they call their own land. The question before us is whether we are to allow the Empire to be disintegrated, and the Protestant and loyal interest so laboriously built up by our great Liberal ancestors to be trampled under foot." the Protestant and loyal interest so laboriously built up by our great Liberal ancestors to be !trampled under foot." # rrv • • This is a statement of the Irish case at once so This is a statement of the Irish case at once so aluminous, so comprehensive, and so just, that |vve reproduce it as the best we could offer to the iconsideration of our readers. No intelligent ^Englishman who reads it, will doubt for a mo- Iment as to the merits of this controversy or hesi- IState as to what is his duty as a patriot in this Icrisis. I # s The conclusion to which Mr Froude is drawn is this—that the two races between whom Ire- land is divided will henceforth not be able to live together. If England decides to uphold the Union, the native Irish will leave the country as so many of them have done before. If the Dublin Parliament is set up with the control of the Executive and supreme over the four Pro- vinces, Protestant Ulster will refuse to submit. In that case we 'may witness the monstrous spectacle of our own loyal people, compelled by our own bayonets into subjection to a numeri- cal majority supported by the foreign enemies of England. If this should come, then will set in darkness the sun of the British Empire. But it will not come the patriotism, the pride of Empire of the British people will prevent—and at whatever sacrifice they will prevent—the se- cession of Ireland. 8 # 1 Nineteen out of twenty of the people of Eng- fland and Scotland will believe Lord Carnarvon's account of his interview with Mr Parncll in preference to that of the uncrowned King." There is no reasonable doubt that the facts were substantially as his Lordship recollected and stated them—that in the interview "he proposed nothing, but as Mr Parnell talked Iput questions, suggested difficulties oi raised lobjections for him to answer or explain." |The noble Earl concludes with this emphatic .[statement—" I must repeat that I said nothing gwhich would imply any concurrence on the Ipart of the Government in a proposal to give a istatutory Parliament with power to protect Irish ^industries." 5 | Amongst the Manifestoes" that have ap- Ipeared from liberal Candidates of both sides, Jtliat of Mr Trcvolyaa for tersoness, simplicity, ifand brevity, seems to us much the best. Here jjis th" -iuhstance of his argument—<f Universal experience," says the lite Chief Secretary, shows that if we give Ireland a separate Par- liament aud an independent executive while at the same time she is bound to pay several mil- lions a year to the British Treasury, the certain consequences will be a movement in favour of total separation, which it will be impossible to resist." This is an argument Hiat hard headed Scotchmen can understand. # The announcement we made last week that the member for the Pembroke and Haverfordr west Boroughs would receive the support of the Conservatives in the coming election has been corroborated by the resolutions passed at nume- rously attended meetings of the Conservative Associations at Haverfordwest and Milford. On Friday evening, the general committee of the Haverfordwest Association unanimously resolved to offer no opposition to Mr Allen's re-election, and to support him heartily if a Separation candidate opposed him. At a meeting of Con- servatives held at Milford on the same evening, a similar resolution was also carried with great unanimity. The majority of the Liberal party in the boroughs maintain their allegiance tr> Mr A.llen, but a small section «f it, who look upon an election as a sort of religious worship, which oftentimes does duty for a prayer meeting, are striving their utmost to start a Home Rule candidate. f » < The Liberals of the Haverfordwest district j were supposed to be 11l council the Market iHall on Wednesday night, but the blue placard 'sounding the assembly brought together a small 'comnany. One gentleman announced his inten- k.ion'to demonstrate with the aid of a piece of paper in his 1, that Mr Gladstone always I" had It in his n^id to grant Home Rule to Ireland^-an operation as pertinent to the busi- ness of the meeting as a dissertation to prove 'that Judas Lsoariot had "it in his mind" to hold a bazaar at our last local wool fair for the ox- elusive benefit of Liberals whose wits had gone wool-gathering. One speaker declared that Mr j Allen bad broken his pledge to the electors, but when asked to point out the particular pledge the member was alleged to have broken, the orator lost his reckoning, and had not recovered it when the meeting broJs; up. In the end 22 delegates—supposed to be brimful of all the old traditions of the Liberal Party—were directed to make their obeisance at the headquarters of -r ;#. Liberalism at Pembroke Dock. If this formi- F dable detachment travel by rail, the revenues of t the Railway Company will be slightly increased, a which will be all the benefit which their exour- 1 sion is likely to confer upon anybody. Proposers of resolutions at the Liberal meet- ing experienced much difficulty in wording their i motions to the satisfaction of their audience alterations and amendments in the construction 8 of sentences were thrown out like sparks from t an anvil, and the criticism was at times so fine i as to recall the old saying about distinctions I I without differences. The meeting was badly s furnished in more respects than one the addi- I tion of an English dictionary to the stock in 1 trade of the next Liberal meeting will be an improvement, and perhaps save much useless dis- f cussion. # # j Mr Allen's vote on the Irish Bill has met with the hearty approval of a considerable majority of I the constituency if he appear agai l in the field—and we have reason to believe he will— his return is assured against any Parnellite op- ponent that may be put forward at the dicta- tion of the Liberal Popes, whose toes the 22 dele- gates from the county town are about to make a J pilgrimage to kiss. The representation of the county of Pembroke will be contested Liberal 1 Unionists are a strong and influential body, and have no sympathy with the efforts of Mr Glad- stone to remove the cross of St. Patrick from the Union Jack of Old England.
SIR,—The Oxford Undergraduata (Lincoln College) who has been bowling so brilliantly this season for the University, Mr Hugh Owen Whitby, is Sir Hugh Owen's gouson, and his first cousin (once removed.) His grandmother's death, that of Mrs Geo. Philipps, of Llwncrwn, appeared lately in your obituary. He bowled out four of the Australians in the 1st innings, and five in the 2nd ditto, in the late match for his Uriversity, and in a previous match with them within the last two years he bowled out eight of the eleven Australians in one innings, and bowled 7 out of 11 in the match against Cambridge. In fact his bowling is almost, if not quite, unprecedented. This last week in the match against Lancashire he again disposed of seven of his opponents in the 1st innings. The only bowling that in our remembrance can chal- lenge it, was that of George Yonge, of Trinity College Oxford, another cousin, (firsc cousin) of Sir Hugh's, who bowled the eleven of England down at Hunger- ford Park for 13 runs only. This was high class bowling by the vengeance, England down for 13 tans, Australians down for 39, is something the family can well be proud of. Yours truly, JOHN OWEX. Rosebush, Whitmonday. SIR,—I trust your information as to Mr Allen receiving the support of the Conservatives of the Pembroke and Haverfordwest Boroughs is incorrect. Why should we throw away our chance of having a representative because at the last moment Mr H. G. Allen has voted against Mr Gladstone's Home Rule Bill ? Had Mr Allen in any way actively opposed the Bill, joined the Liberal Union, or taken any step before the actual vote the case would have been dif- ferent. As it is we have no idea how small an sdtera- tion in the Home Rule Bill would have made Mr Allen vote for it. He is pledged to nothing as far as I know by any public utterances. i One thing I know, however, and that is that the Liberal Party, to which I suppose Mr Allen is still holding on, have struck out the vote for the jetty at Pembroke Dock, and that an ex-Cabinet minister pro- posed to stop the building of the Nile.' I hope, Sir, that the seat will be vigorously con- tested and what is more that we shall succeed in re- returning our Candidate, Admiral Mayne, to whom we pledged ourselves in the address presented to him a few months since. If Mr Allen will transfer his attention to the county as has been suggested, in opposition to Mr William Davies, I have no doubt, as a Unionist, he would re- ceive the support of the Conservatives in exchange for the Liberal Unionist support in the Boroughs for Admiral Mayne. Thus a good deal of friction would be prevented, and I believe both seats secured to the Unionist cause. Yours faithfully, A CONSERVATIVE.
ST. MARY'S PRIORY CHURCH, HAVER- FORDWKST. StK,—I am afraid that there are few of us who live in Haverfordwest, and fewer still who live in other pa-ts of Pembrokeshire, who fully appreciate the beauties, in some respects quite unexcelled, of our Priory Church of St. Mary's, and I think the reason probably is that we have not tried to understand its beauties, and we know that we cannot fully appreciate what we do not fully understand. It is in the hope of attracting a little closer attention to this magnificent Church, which is one of the choicest possessions not of this town or county, but of the Principality, that with your permission I trouble you with a few remarks. I remember how much I was impressed by St. Mary's the first time I saw it, coming as I did fresh from Landaft whose Cathedral would have spoilt me for any architecture but the best. I do not think we quite realise that the arcades of St. Mary's nave and chancel would attract attention anywhere, and are not unworthy of forming part of the grandest Cathedral or Abbey in the land. This Church ranks very high among the Churches of Wales, but it is quite impossible to state with any exactness what place it occupies. St. David's Cathe' dral of course is "facile princeps," as it excels inevery point," for instance in variety and grandeur of out- line, elaborateness and purity of detail, and mere bulk. Llandaff has no outline but some magnificent features, an unrivalled West Front, and shews a uniform excellence of detail. Brecon Priory Church has a very bold outline and a most beautiful choir, but a rude and scarcely worthy Nave—in fact Brecon is a noble type of masculine vigour Landaffis a beautiful example of feminine elegance, while St. David's com bines both in an intensified degree. Llanbadarn (the mother church of Aber/stwith), seems to aim at the Brecon ideal; while St. Mary's has all the elegance of Llandaff, but is of a very inferior size and has no' thing to compare with Llandaff's 'matchless West Front with its twin towers. It would probably strike the English visitor as pe' culiar that St. Mary's should be a Priory Church it has certainly nothing of a conventual character about its appearance, and might well be tiken by a casual stranger for an ordinary parish Church. Like its neighbours at Cardigan aud Monkton, it never had trinsepts nor until the 15th century had it even a clear story. I should strongly recommend anyone who wishes to see the exterior of St. Mary's at its best, to go the Courtyard of the Old Prison. From this poiut a good North East view is obtained. The Church looks dig- nified and stands out well above the surrounding buildings, and the squareness and uniformity of out- line are wanting which so rfluch detract from the South West view (I refer to the view from the neigh- bourhood of the Fish-market). Previous to the fifteenth century the exterior must have been very striking, and we may even think that the clerestory and elabo' rately carved oak roof to Nave and Aisle were bought too dearly by the sacrifioe of the high pitched gable, whose history is still so legible on the exterior of the East wall of Chancel and West wall of Nave. There is very little of Pembrokeshire feeling about St. Mary's it is esentially an English Church set down in the centre of a district whose Churches all shew strongly developed local characteristics. To be. gin with a Pembrokeshire Church depends for its chief interest upon a very pronounced outline and most unusual proportion of parts, and contains scarcely any ornamental detail except on its perpen' dicular rood-loft and Norman Font, the latter being almost always of the cushion capital type, with often a comparative elaborateness of moulding. St. Mary's has no outline, and alone of the H.Wjst Churches shews no evidence of having ever possessed a roof loft: its ancient font too is gone, and has given place to an elaborate monstrosity which has at last found, we may hope, a congenial use in catching the rain drops that fall from the sadly dilapidated Nave roof. Its only local feature is its very rudft but interesting South Porch, which is extremely massive and has a barrel vault, and a plain circular doorway into the Church, which would make it appear to have formed part of an early structure. The thickness of the south and west walls of the Nave seem to indicate that they with the south porch are of Norman masonry, the windows being later insertions. To this local feature we may perhaps add the sanctus bellcote, which is of great frequency in this district. The external door- way into the Porch appears to have had 13th century mouldings but they are so sadly mutilated that it is hard to express a decided opinion. The present arch from a few feet above the ground is modern. On the North side is a modern porch leading into the Nave aisle through a lovely Early English doorway, which had the good fortune to be hidden in a mass of plaster and so escaped "improvement" at the hands of restorers about 10 years ago. I now leave your readers, having passed through the North doorway, inside the IVave aisle, until next week, when I hope to conduct them further. They are now in the most favourable spot for appreciating the beau' ties of the interior. Your etc., ■ W. S. w; WjMoy. H.west, 17th June, 1886.
THE IRISH QUESTION. Sir,—May I ask you kindly to give space in your columns to the enclosed letter addressed to me by Mr Jessie Collings on the ab >vo subject. I may state that I have the writer's p>-ni:Whu,n to -ive it publi- city, h I am, y^ur obedient servant, OKOROE L. OWKN. Withybush, Edgbastou, Birmingham, June 7th, ISSo. Dear Sir,—With reference to the hish situation, I have been a strong advocate for self-government; jn Ireland for many years,—I mnv say a Home Ruler— aq I and others understood the term Home Rule. I am, however, alarmed at the ill-considered measures of Mr Gladstone, which if they become law, must, in my opinion, end in disaster, It is lhot because his — l-i-i ■V' iroposals are too extreme, but because they are on he wrong lines that I believe them to be bad. They ,re the lines of separation, and to my mind it would Ie better to let Ireland go completely than to adopt he proposed scheme, for the reason that by giving Ireland an independent Ptrliaiiient-pi-actically co qual- with that at Westminster—we settle nothing, )ut enter on a state of things which must result either n absolute separation or civil war, I have been and am a great admirer of Mr Glad tone, but it will be a sad day for the democracy of his country when it surrenders its private judgment nto the hands of any man, however eminent. I ope posed the Prime Minister's policy of coercion in 1881, ind spoke and voted against his Egyptian policy at a ater date, and I believe that he is now making a great lational mistake. ° I am grieved at his action also because he has made ;he situation so difficult for a reasonable settlement )f Irish affairs. There is not the remotest chance of ;hese Bills becoming law, and the utmost he can do f he perseveres in his present course will be to smash ip the Liberal Party. That party was returned to power for the purpose of carrying out great domestic reforms—County Government and others—of which the county stands sorely in need. It seems to me to be a monstrous thing that one man, on his own notion without warning, without consultation, and in oppo' sition to his own speeches and those of nearly every member of the Government should, by springing his Irish policy on the country, do this great injury to a party which have been spending a life time in trying to nniti; and build up. I know of no reform in the political history of this country—whether it be exten' sion of the franchise disestablishment of the Irish shurch or any other—which was sprung on the country in this manner, and which was not approached and heralded by Rosolution in Parliament, or some means to prepare the country for it. The pressure put on individual members, and the manceuvring action'of the Government at this moment to get their bill through at any cost, seem to my mind a degrada* tion of English politics. I cannot say what will be the result of the Division which takes place to"night, but whatever will be the fate of the Bill in Parlia- ment I feel sure that it will be defeated in the country. I trust we shall all unite in asking for Ireland the fullest amount of self-government consistent with the unity of the country as expressed and maintained by one Parlia nent for the United Kingdom in which England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland are fully and proportionately represented. A scheme on these lines could be extended to Wales, Scotland, and England. Many good Liberals have not yet realized what an independent Parliament, with co-equal powers in Ire' land really means. Such a Parliament would be com- posed of and returned by the Land League of Ireland. The Protestrnt population are almost to a man deter' mined not to accept such a proposition and it seems to me that, composing as they do nearly a fourth of the people in Ireland, they are entitled to some considera- tion. They might be mistaken in their fears, but it is sufficient for us that those fears exist and I cannot believe that Wales,—ever so jealously dive to matters of religious ascendancy,—will eventually consent to do so grett an injustice to Ulster, and especially to the ZSorth east corner of Ireland, as to hand over these districts to the domination of a Parliament in Dub' lin against which they so strongly protest. As a loyal Protestant population, while willing for local self' government in Ireland, they desire to remain under the supremacy of the Parliament of the United King' dom. I believe it only needs the case to be urged and fully placed before the Welsh people to convince them of the right in this matter. I have not referred to the Land Purchase Bill, but it must be remem* bered that it is 'an inseparable part of the scheme." That Bill proposes to pledge the British credit to an enormous extent, not for the benefit of the poorer Irish tenantry, but for buying out at exorbitant prices the Irish landlords, while the security for re- payment i3 of the most flimsy description. Lord Spencer and others declared that in this matter we must trust the Irish people.' I think their trust would be more apparent if they would consent to take Irish consols instead of English consols in payment for their land. I am aware that many Liberal members of Parlia ment say that, while voting for the Separation Bill, they will oppose the Land Purchase measure. Let me remind them, however, that they will not be masters of the situation, and if the Separation Bill should be passed, then it is absolutely certain that the Purchase Bill will become law, for in that case the Tories, and the Whig section of the Liberals, would join with the Government in support of the Land Purchase Bill. We should thus be saddled with a liability amounting to nearly two hundred millions sterling. At a time when the agricultural labourers in England and Wales are in distress, when the condition of the tenant farmers of these countries is anything but satisfactory, it seems to me madness to lay such additional burdens and liabilities on the taxpayers of Great Britain. I venture to say that the more these proposals are really examined, the more astounding, impracticable, and unworkable will they appear. As it is, the scheme is in no way supported on its merits, for, as Mr John Bright truly states, 'in the absence of the Prime Minister there ai not twenty men in the House of Commons, outside the Irish party, who would take any further steps in support of it I am, dear sir, Very truly yours, „ T „ JESSE COLLINGS. George L. Owen, Esq.'
1- NARBERTH. RuiunECAXAL MEETING.—At a Rurideca.na.l Meet. ing, held at Narberth, on the 10th inst., the Rev. John Morris, Rural Dean in the Chair the Rev Owen Phillips, Rector of Lawrenny and Rev. W. Scott, Vicar of Minwear and Slebech, were-appointed Clerical Delegates, and Messrs S. H. Owen, N. Roch, and H. Fussell, Lay Delegates, to represent the Deanery of Narberth at the Diocesan. Conference. The Rev W. Garner was appointed Ruridecanal Secretary of the Diocesan Fund.
KEYSTON. TEA PARTY. Whit "Sunday was the anniversary of the Sunday School belonging to the Chapel of this place, and special services were arranged for the occa' sicn, the preacher being MrBevan, of Newgale, whose earnest and instructive discourses were attentively listened to by large and appreciative congregations Mr Bevan promises well to become a powerful preacher and likely to adorn the pastorate of any church that will be fortunate to have him. The fol- lowing day was a gala-day, notwithstanding the un" propitiousness of the weather. The children had long been anticipating the event, and they were not disappointed, for the tea, cake, and other edibles were abundantly provided for them, and were of the best quality. The tables in the vestry room were de' corated with the choicest flowers, and the young ladies who served at them vied with each other in doing the honours to the numerous recipients. Great praise is due to them and to all who assisted in the arrangements for the complete success of the under- taking. In the evening the Rev Mr Jenkins, in the absence of their esteemed pastor, the Rev Mr Michael, catechised the school, on a definite portion of Scrip- ture and elicited answers truly remarkable. The versatile manner of Mr Jenkins kept the audience deeply absorbed for some considerable time, and the interest never flagged to the end. This was further enlivened by some beautiful music given by the choir, under the leadership of Mr T. Mends, which reflected the highest credit on him and the choir, for the man. ner it was rendered. Miss Rees most efficiently pre- sided at the organ and did the accompanyment throughout. The Rev Mr Williams of Penuel, in a suitable address, paid a high compliment to the ability displayed by Mr Jenkins and the School, and hoped at some future period to be able to hear them again. The Chapel was densely throno-ed, many being unable to find room. This was certainly one of the very best and most successful gatherings ever held at this place, t:> ° CIITCKET. St. Ishmael's v. Royal Pembroke Artillery Militia.—This match was played at Fort Hubberstone on Saturday, the 12th iust., and resulted in a victory for St. Ishmael's- on the first innings by 23 runs. Mr Bloor batted and bowled in fine form, being ably asssisted by Lamberth and Price. Mr Foster kept wickets admirably, and G. Raymond as long-stop deserves praise. The following is the score :— ST. ISHMABL'S. 1st Innings. 2nd Innings. A. R. Foster, c. Cornes b. c. Preskett b. Hamilton 1 Owens 0 G. Raymond, b. I-lainilton 1 b. Owens 1 R. S. Jones, b. Hamilton. 0 b. Hamilton. 1 W. A. Bloor, b. Owens 22 not out 15 G. Davies, c. Dilmage, b Owens 0 runout P. Thomas, c. Preskett, b. 0wens b. Owens. 0 J. Lamberth b. Owens 2 b. Hamilton 1 C. Price not out 11 run out 2 J. Roch, hit wkt., b. Owens. 0 c&bH«milton 0 J. Gullum, run out 1 not out 2 J. Rees, c. Owens, b. Preskett 0 Extras. 9 S Total 75 32 R. P. ARTILLERY MILITIA. Lieut. Biddulph, b. Bloor 2 Lieut. Preskdt, b, Bloor 11 Lieut Cornes, b, Lamberth 1 Sergt. Owens, b, Bloor O. Corpl. Hamilton, b, Lamberth 2 Corpl. Dilmage, b, Bloor g Gunr. Durkin, not oil*' 0 r;'unr. Diffdy. run out. 0 Gunr. Murphy, b. Bloor 0 Gunr. Justin^, c. & b, Bloor 6 Trumptr. Calvert, st. Foster, b. Bloor. 1 Extras i) Total 31
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