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Che ^tiuljrnktaljin Iffl1\b. HMMTtMD rOB TKAKSMI8SI0K ABROAD. Haverfordwest, February 15th, 1889. THE SALE OF THE MAENCLOCHOG RAILWAY AND ROSEBUSH Q CARRY.—The sale of these properties, ad- vertised to take place on the 20th inst., has been post- poned till the Spring. On Monday evening iMt, the Rev. J. H. Lochore invited the members of his Bible Class to take ea with him. when about 30 members were present, and most enjoyable evening, which will long be re- mwmbered, was spent. HAVRKVORDWKST BRANCH OF THE CHURCH OT ESOLANO BOMB MISSIONS.—A sale of work in con- nection with the above society will be held in St. L Mary's Schoolroom on Wednesday next, to begin at 3 p.m. Tea from 3.30 to 7 o'clock. Entertainment and children's tableaux at 7.15. Admission sixpence. INFANTS' ENTERTAINMENT.—An entertainment, con- sitting cf centatas, song and resitations will be given by the Infants of the Haverfordweet National School in St. Thomas' Schoolroom on Friday, the 22nd inat. The doors will be opened at 7 30 p.m. and the enter-1 tainment will commence at eight o'clock. FAIR.The monthly fair was held on Tuesday. Owing fee fall of snow, the supply was emaller than was anticipated and the attendance was also less than usunl. Some good lots of cattlo were on offer, aud them fetched fair prices, but trade generally WM slack. The pig fair was held on Wednesday, The weather was very bad, rain falling without inter- mission the whole of the morning. The supply was very small, and the business transacted wae or a limited character. HAVERFORDWEST BOARD OF GUARDIANS.-—A meet ins of the members of this Board waa held in the Board Room on Wednesday. There were present:- Capt. Higgon (Chairman), Mr G. Mathias, Mr E Vauffhan, Mr W. Roberts, Mr Geo. Phillips, Dew Street, Mr T. E. Thomas, Mr P. Matbias, Rev. T. G. Mortimer, Mr R. A. Evans, Mr John Thomas, Rev. F. Foster, Mr T. Bevan, Mr Job* Lewis, Mr W. Thomas, Upper Market Street, Mr J. J. Morris, Mr John Griffiths, Mr J. U. Davies.—The Master re- ported that the number of paupers in the House was 110 the number in the corresponding week last year waa 103. It was resolved to remove the pay station from the Victoria to Keeston Hill. I EITTKRTAIHMINT.— Lovers of high class Drama wil have an opportunity of witnessing at the Masonic Hall, on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, two of the finest Comedies in Ithe English language. We allude to 1 Cart* and Oore.' These Comedies, by the late T. W. Robert;son,lenjoyed the largest run re- corded on the English stage (excepting 'Our Boys'), and brought to Mr and Mrs Bancroft the large for- tune of a hundred thousand pounds. # They will be produced in their entirety by a specially organized Company unde1"the direction of Miss Maggie Morton, who brir.gs with her complete stage scenery, band and the properties incidental to their successful produc- tion. Oi "the opening night this splendid Company play the amusing Mamma.' Don't miss Caste.' LOUDON MATRICULATION EXAMINATION.—The classi fied list waa issued on Monday. The total number of candidate* who entered the examination was 1,314. Of these 618 have passed—47 in honours, 419 in the first division, and 142 in the second division. The largest loul centre was Leeds, the second largest centre Cardiff, and Birmingham came third. The only lady student who passed in honours is Aliss Eleanor Moss, a scholar of the University College, Cardiff, and a resident at Aberdare Hall. She stands twelfth out of the total of 1,314. The position of the remaining students who passed from the University College, Cardiff, is as follows :—First Division: Mr. F. S. Simons, Cardiff Mr. J. G. Davies, Brecon and Mr. John James, Mardy, Pontypridd. Second Dvin- ti,,n Mr C. R. Shepherd, Cardiff Mr. W. Jones, Cardiff (Evening Class Student). PRESENTATIONS TO THE RKV. J. H. LOCHORE.— On Thursday, January 21st, the members of the Rev. j ii. Lochore's Bible Class met for the purpose of pre- te'nMn" the rev. gentleman with a handsome electro platvdTinkstand and cigar stand, with tobacco jar in centrt a- a token of their high esteem for him as their president. The stand and jar were supplied by our townsman, Mr Morse, ironmmonger. On Tuesday evening, the members of the Tabernacle Church and congregation met in the Vestry Room, to present the rev. gentleman (who has been their pastor 14 years) with a handsome gold keyless lever watch, engraved with suitable inscription and monogram, and massive gold albert chain attached, as a small token of their love and esteem, land high ap- preciation of his valuable services. The Vestry Room was full of friends, and the whole of the proceedings were of a most touching description. The watch and chain were supplied by Mr B. H. Munt, Jeweller, Bigh Street. 1ft. PEMBROKESHIRE VOLUNTEER BATTALION, WELSH REGIMENT. — Regimental orders by Major E. Eaton-Evans, commanding head quar ters for the week commencing the 18th inst. No. I—Orderly Officer for the week, Lieut. F. E. LI. Mathias, next for duty Lieut. W.H. Williams. Orderly non-commissioned officers, Sergts. S. Davies, J. H. Bishop, and G. J. Elliston; next for duty. Sergts. G. Morris, W. Thomas, and J. Cole, brderly for Narberth detachment, Col. Bergt. J. M. Thomas next for duty, Sergt. J. Duckfield. 2.-Drills for the week.-General muster at Haverfordwest on Monday, and Wed- ] nesday at 8 p.m., and at Narberth on Tuesday 11 and Friday at 7.30 p. m., No. 3—It is published 1 for general information that prizes similar in ( amount to those of last year will be given to ef- ficient Volunteers for attendance at drill, the drills to count from the 18th inst. 4.—No 1354 1 Prvt. T. H. Thomas is promoted Corporal, and appointed Lance Sergeant from this date. 1 CHARGE OF BREAKING A LUNATC S LEG.- At Carmarthen on the 11th inst, before Mr Howell Howell, mayor; Mr W. R. Edwards, and Mr. Thomas Thomas,—Mr. W. Morgan Griffiths, solicitor, as representing the committee of visitors of the Joint Counties' Asylum at Car- marthen, charged David Owen, an attendant in the institution, with assaulting an inmate named William Roberts and breaking his leg on the 20th inst. John Charles, an inmate who was present in the ward with Robert sat the time of the, alleged assault, deposed that Roberts was made to it down, but in spite of the attendant he got up to beat another man named Davies. Owen then caught Roberts by the collar, put his foot behind him, and threw him down. Roberts again got up, and Owen took him to another room. When in the doorway he got rather violent again, and Owen put his foot be- hind and threw him down as before. Owen then went away, and some of the patients, go- ing up to Roberts, found he could not rise. Some further evidence of an unimportant char- acter was given, and the Bench, considering that Owen had no intention of injuring the man knd that the ooc- urrence was really an accident, j dismissed the case.
PEMBROKESHIRE SLATE QUARRIES. We have been shewn a sample of Slate from a newly discovered bed of Slate Rock on the pro- perty owned by the United Welsh Slate Com- pany, and we have no hesitation in pronouncing it to be the finest sample of Rock we have seen from any of the Slate Quarries of South Wales. The Slates formerly quarried at Porthgain have been of very low quality, being soft, and easily acted upon by the weather. The Abereithy SIatea were of better quality, but being full of iron pyrites and organic matter they were not found to be equal to other Slates worked in the County. Since the works have been re-started, Mr Joseph Hetherington, one of the Managers, has found an extensive bed of Slate Rock lying on the northern side of Porthgain Slab Quarry, and in such a position that it 11 remarkable that those who formerly had the management of these extensive Quarries had never had their attention drawn to it. This bed produces a beautiful fine- grain Slate with excellent cleavage, and as the stone contains nothing which will decompose easily under atmospheric influences, the Slate -will be equal in durability to the North Wales Slates. The colour is dark blue, and not so I black as the Abereithy and Porthgain Slates. The bed can be worked without any expensive 1 quarrying, and already, upon an outlay of a few I pounds, a good yield has been obtained, and the a Company advertise that they nave for sale Local sizes of this quality. The rock cleaves into a smooth flat Slate, has no warp, ripple-marks, or other defects, and it is Slate which is sure to And a ready market. The new Company did not look to the Slates of these quarries as a source. of great profit, relying for profit mainly on the paving Stones, Slabs and the Debris Bricks and Tiles, but the discovery referred to gives them an unexpected source of of profit and it will in all likelihood be a lucrative source. The district is to be congratulated upon this piece of good fortune which has befallen it. We are informed that in the spring the managers will be able to take on a large number of workmen.—"Pem- broke County Guardian." HAVERFORDWEST PETTY SESSIONS. These sessions were held in the Shire Hall on Mon- day before Mr Eaton Evans (Mayor), Mr Rule Owen, Mr Jos. Thomas, and Mr Stephen Green. CHARGE OF OBTAIN] HJ MONET UNDER FALSE PRIJ, TENCES. Margaret Snow, of Dew-street, was charged with obtaining the sum of 3d. by false pretences from Mrs 1 pora George with intent to defraud. I Supt, William* called out the name of the prosecu-1 ;rix, and it was stated that she was not in atten -1) lance. 1i Mayor Has the prosecutrix been summoned ? 1 ] Supt. Williams Only by verbal notice. Mayor Have any of the witnesses been sum- moned ? Supt. Williams No, your worship. There are three cases against the prisoner perhaps some of the witnesses in the other cases may be in attendance There is the one with which Miss J. Scott is con- nected. P.C. Morse called the names of the witnesses out- side the Court. Supt. Williams Morse has called the names of the witnesses outside, and none answered to their names. Bench What do you propose to do ? you know you can have warrants for them if you wish they have not been summoned ? Supt. Williams No. I gave verbal notice to Mrs Dora George, the Misses Williams, Miss A. Evans, Goat-strect Mrs Owen, The Glen, Miss J. Scott, and Miss Meyler. Mr Rule Owen With regard to two of the wit- nesses—Mrs Owen and Miss Meyler—they are at present in my office if you want them, but as they only give secondary evidence, it is no use for-them to attend unless you have the chief witnesses. We must have all the witnesses. Mayor What do you propose to do ? Do you ask for a remand ? Supt. Williams I shall under the circumstances. I had riven the witnesses an intimation to attend, and I expected they would have been hers. Mayor The Bench are willing to grant a remand I until this day fortnight, and you can have any sum- monses you want. You are the prosecutor, and the case is in yonr hands. Do you ask for a rema id ? Supt. Williams I have no alternative. Mr Rule Owen The magistrates have nothing to do with it you are the prosecutor, and it is for you to say what you require. I Supt. Williams: I ask for a remand until this day fortnight, and in the meantime I will summon hewitntBies. The prisoner was remanded on bail for a fortnigh NON-PAYMENT OF POOR RATES. John Evans, of St. Martin's, was summoned by Mr J. Roch Phillips, for non-payment of poor rate amounting to 14s. The defendant did not appear. P.C. Morse deposed that he affixed the summons to the door of the defendant's residence. Mr Roch Phillips proved that the defendant owed the parish of St. Martin's 14s for poor rate made in November last, which had been duly demanded of him. The Bench ordered a distress warrant to issue,
THE COUNTY COUNCILS. PKMBROKE DOCK. On Friday the election took place of a member of the county council for the Pembroke Dock electoral Division, to fill the vacancy caused by the elevation of Mr W. E. Secombe, mayor, to be aldeiman. There were three candidates, viz., Mr Thomas George Sec- combe (Liberal), retired Dockyard Officer; Mr William Henry Gibby (Conservative) hotel-keeper and Mr Albert Edward Owen (Liberal) hairdresser. The contest, which was fought on political lines, created great interest in the town. The poll was de-, clared shortly after half-paet nine, as follows. Seccombe Gibby 587 Owen 27 Majority over. Mr Gibby 164 Majority for Mr Owen 724 ST. INHMABL S. # The by-election in St. Ishmael s Division took place on Friday in St. Ishmael's parochial schoolroom. Two candidates were nominated for the vacancy- created by the election of the Right Hon. Lord Ken- sington as an alderman viz., Mr James Thomas (Liberal), of Philbeacb, and Mr John George (Liberal) of Jffa-guard. Both candidates being Liberals, the contest was decided on purely personal grounds. At nine p.m. the result of the poll was declared as follows Mr J. Thomas 173 Mr J. George 66 1 Majority for Mr Thomas.. 107 Mr W. R. Devereux was deputy returning-officer, and Mr William Jones, the presiding officer. After the poll was declared Mr Thomas was shouldered by thejerowd, and conveyed to a dog-cart not far away. In this he was drawn triumphantly through the village of Marloes, and from thence to his home. On Saturday evening Marloes was quite gay with the illuminations which shone from every house in the village.
HAVERFORDWEST TOWN COUNCIL. A quarterly meeting of this body was held in the Council Chamber on Monday afternoon. There were present: The Mayor (Mr Ed. Eaton-Evans), Mr S. Green, Mr Jno. James, Mr T. James, Mr Rule Owen, Mr T. J. White, Mr Jos. Thomas, Mr O. H. S. Williams, Mr R. T. P. Williams, Mr Geo. Jones, Mr W. Lewis, Mr S. Thomas, Mr F. Green, and Mr W. Williams. THE ACCOUNTS. The Treasurer said that, on the Corporation account there was in his hands a balance of X75 6s. 4 £ d.; the bills ordered to be paid that 4 day, with slight variations, amounted to JE277 4s. Old., making the balance due to Treasurer £201 17s. 7jd. With regard to the waterworks' account, there was a balance of J6203 10s. 3Jd. in the hands of the Treasurer, the bills ordered to be paid amounted to JE189 8s. 3d., making the balance in favour of the Waterworks' ac- count, X14 2s. Ojd. Throwing both accounts together, there was due to the Treasurer JS187 18s. 7 id. There were also additional sums due to the Treasurer of X500 and zE250, on the waterworks' account, and £250 on account of the Corporation. The whole sum due to the Treasurer was il,187 15s. 741-d. The balance would probably be soon reduced by the pay- ment of the Government Grant in respect of the police, which would amount to JE230. CLAIM FOR DAMAGES. The Mayor said that the market cart of Surgeon General Adley came to grief over the pipes at Ciowhill belonging to the Corporation, and he had sent in a claim for 10s. 6d. for repairs to the cart to the Town Clerk. The amount was the charge of Messrs. Bland for repairing the head of the market cart. fixing it, and new painting. The letter of Surgeon Gen. Adley was also read.] A conversation ensued, in which it was stated that the Surveyor had removed the pipes. Ultimately it was resolved to pay the claim. SCHOOL BOARD PRECEPTS. Mr Samuel Thomas asked the Treasurer whether the overseers had paid in the money ordered in the last precept of the School Board. The Treasurer said he had received a letter from Mr Michael White on the subject, and he had spoken so Mr J. Roch Phillips, who said he hoped to pay in the money in a few days. Mr Samuel Thomas said that the result of the j delay was that a sum between X400 and JE500 had been overdrawn on the Treasurer of the School Board, who was not allowed to charge interest on his advances. JE212 of the precept had been due from the Corporation since November 5, and the School Board Treasurer had advanced money, for which he could not be paid any interest. Mr W. Lewis: He if -very well paid for his work ? Mr S. Thomas: Would you lend X400 without interest ? Mr W. Lewis: He is very well paid. THE SANITARY ACCOUNTS. A conversation took pLace on the subject of auditing the sanitary accounts, which one member said had not been done for 10 years, and about which no one seemed to know any- thing. Mr T. James said that the Corporation paid £20 six years ago for au diting the accounts, and he believed the accounts were audited up to that date. Mr Joseph Thomas said it was stated that the books had been made up, and he asked why they could not be obtainfd for the purpose of being audited ? The Town Clerk said that the auditors wanted the ratp. book, which had not been added up, The books would be ready for the auditors this week. Mr S. Thomas said that at one time there was a general account between the Sanitary and Gas Works, but the accounts had been separated and since the separation, the Gas Works ac- count had been regularly audited and published. Mr Jno James said the Sanitary accounts had not been audited. Mr Joseph Thomas asked on what basis the Gas Works' account was stai-ted ? Mr S. Thomas said the, Gas Committee thought they had no liability whatever, as the works were the only profiliable part of the account. They had been -working the Gas Works and lighting the streerts at a great loss. When the accounts were sf rparated, the Gas Committee did not take over any balance because they believed they ha d no liability. Mr Joseph Thomrs You did not go into accounts at all ? Mr S. Thomas: Not to the overdraft. Mr T. James: We went i further than that: we gave one quarter's lights over. Mr Jno. James said that th e Sanitary account had not been audited at all. The Mayor said that it a ppeared that there was a separation of the gas and sanitary rates, but that there never was any audit of the accounts. Mr Rule Owen said that kind of conversation lad occurred very often during the last three Fears, and asked whether there were not means of having the audit performed. The Mayor said that the collector had asked to have the accounts audited, and the Town Clerk had stated that the reason why it had not been done was that the rate books had not been sent down. Everything was ready for the audit except the rate books, and the collector had undertaken that the rate books should be sent down at once. Mr Rule Owen said the audit ought to be car- ried out at once, and the Corporation should see that the work was done by the persons ap- pointed for that purpose, Mr Bowen, one of the auditors, was sent for, and attended at the Council Chamber. In an- swer to questions, he said that the accounts bad been audited up to last September twelvemonths. The Town Clerk produced the sanitary accounts, but as the auditors had not the collector's books, they could not proceed with the audit. The auditors intended to proceed with the audit during the present week if the books were pro- duced It was resolved that the collector be requested o present the books within 24 hours in a condi- tion fit for the audit. It was understood that the books for 10 years past should be produced. THE BUTCHERS' STALLS. The offer of Mrs Morse, to wash the batchers' stalls, for the first time at Is. 3d. each stall, and half-yearly subsequently at Is. 3d. each stall, was accepted. It was stated that there were! about 69 stalls ir the market. THE GAS WORKS. Mr T. James read the report of the Gas Works Committee, in which a more prompt col- lection of the gas accounts was recommended. Mr James stated that in consequence of the re- duction of the gas four years ago by 9d. per thousand feet, a revenue of X300 was cut off, and there was a deficiency in inceme. Many suggestions had been made with a view to im' prove matters. Some thought that a rate should be made as a charge for the public lamps. Another suggestion was that the lighting should be charged in the Sanitary account, but there was one other consideration which might be mentioned. In consequence of the recent changes brought about by the County Govern- ment Act, the police would in a short time be under the control of the County Council, and the Corporation might have sufficient money to meet the lighting charges by using the money they now paid to the police. There were many difficulties connected with the question, because a gas rate could not be charged over the whole area of the town. In reference to the collection of rates, he thought the matter was one to which attention ought to be called, and it would be well if a Corporation Committee made a general survey of the appointments held under Corporation. The Mayor said a committee had been ap' pointed for that purpose. Mr T. James said the committee was ap* pointed some years ago, but never met. Mr S. Green said that there were about 170 lamps, and the cost of each lamp was estimated at .£2, which made £ 340. The committee would J be quite satisfied if they were kept out of debt VIld in a position to buy the materials they reo quired on the best terms. Mr Jno. James said the Gas Act was passed to benefit the the town, and to provide lighting for the town. That was the first object to be accomplished before the Gas Committee could become traders. Having reduced the price of gas, they found they had an extra burden to bear, and he thought they should have a fair price for gas from the consumer. If when that was the case, they were working at a loss, they could come legitimately and ask for the cost of lighting. Before they reduced the price of gas, they were able to carry pn the works without loss. The Mayor said the Commissioners did that at (the expense of the private consumers. It could not be said that the Gas Committee were not now getting a fair price for gas from the private consumer. The matter was deferred. THE WATER SUPPLY. The report of the Superintendent of the Water-works was read. He stated that the depth of water in the Portfield Reservoir was 6 feet on the corresponding date last year the depth was 6ft. 3in. The depth of water in the Fountain was 10ft: on the same date last year the depth was 7ft. 9ins. MEDICAL OFFICER'S REPORT. The Town Clerk read the report of the Medical Officer of Health. [The report stated that during the year 1888, 146 deaths had occurred in the Haverfordwest Urban district; of these 73 were males and 73 females. The death rate for the year was 22' 80 per 1,000 living. The death rate had been gradually decreasing during the last four years. The following is the record :— 1885, 27-03 per 1,000; 1886, 26-72 1887, 25*00 1888, 22'80. The mortality amongst the very young was unduly high in the parish of Prendergast and demanded special note, as 14 deaths took place under the age of five years, eleven of these being under one.] THE LOAN FOR SUPPLEMENTARY WATER- WORKS. The Town Clerk said he bad expected to have had the draft of the deed :relating Lto the loan for the new water-works,* and pressed to have it by Friday next. But he found that in conse-, quence of the absence of a gentleman who had to do with the loan, it would not be possible to have the draft in time for the next meeting. It would probably arrive next week. REPORT OF INSPECTOR OF NUISANCES. The Town Clerk read tne report of the In- spector of Nuisances. A letter was produced from the Local Govern- ment Board, enclosing one from Mr J. Llewellyn, of North Gate, in which he com- plained of a nuisance near his premises. The matter was referred to the Surveyor.
HUNTING APPOINTMENTS. Mr Worthington's hounds will meet on Monday, 18th inst., at Granstone and on Friday, 22nd inst. at Jordaostone Bridge Each day at 11. The Pembrokeshire hounds will meet on Monday Febuary,18th, at Denant ;'on Tuesday, February 19th at Carew Castle; on Thursday, February 21st at Stone Hall, and on Friday, February 22nd at Martletwy each day at 11. Mr Powell's Hounds will meet on Tuesday, the 19th inst, at Vron (Eglwysfair), and on Friday* the 22nd inst, at Talybont; each day at 10.30. The Tivyaide Foxhounds will meet on Monday, the 18th inst, at Blaengilfach, near Henfeddau, and on Thursday, the 21st inst., at Blaenffos each day at 10.45. 3 Mr T. P. Lewes' Harriers will meet on Tuesday, the 19th inst, at Bwlchbychan (by invitation), at 10.30 (breakfast at 9.30), and on Friday, the 22nd inst, at Clynian (by invitation), at 10.30.
t BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS. -_N BIRTHS? — On the 10th inst., at 2, Kensington Gardens, in this town, the wife of Mr W. R. Morgan, stone and j marble inason, of a son. On the 11th inst., at St. Martin's Place, in this town, the wife of Mr John Rfchards, tinman, of son. DEATHS. On the 7th inst., at Thereshers Road, Crediton, Devonshire, Mr William Watkins, currier, late of this town, aged 54 years. Deeply lamented by all who knew him. On Feb. 7th, at Fairfield, Tenby, Harry Borlase Willock, Captain Royal Engineers, only son of Wil- liam Borlase Willock, Esq., aged 34.
HAVERFO MARKET, FEBRUARY 9tn, 1889. s. d. a. d. Geese 0 0 to 0 0 each Turkeys 0 0 to 0 0 Duck* 2 4 to 210 „ Fowls 1 10 to 2 6 „ Butter (fresh) 1 4 to 1 6 per lb. Ditto (salt) 1 1 to 1 2;): Eggs 14 for 1.. d. d. Beef 5 to 9 per lb. Mutton Si to 91 „ Lamb 0 to 0 Veal 5 to 7i „ Pork 6 to 7 „ Cheese 3 to 4 „ Potatoes 24 lb for Is.
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PEMBROKESHIRE COUNTY ]' COUNCIL. c A meeting of the members of this body was I beld in the Shire Hall on Wednesday. There 1 were present :—Lord Kensington (Provisional Chairman), Mr H. G. Allen, 8ir Charles Philipps, Capt. Higgon, Mr Bowen, Llwyn- gwair, Mr N. A. Roch, Col. Saurin, Mr W. H. Richards, Tenby, Mr Vickerman, Dr. Morison, Mr Smedley, Mr Seccombo, Mr D. Hughes Brown, Mr S. Thomas, Mr T. James, Mr Joseph Thomas, Mr John Worthington, Mr C. W. R. Stokes, Mr F. Lort Phillips, Mr Thomas, Philbeach, Mr T. Seccombe, Mr J. V. Colby, Mr T. Llewellin, Havthog, Mr D. Morris, Mr W. Watts Williams, Mr W. Williams, Mr R. T. P. Williams, Mr Rees, Hendre, Mr Rees, Gran ant, Dr Havard, Mr. John Thomas, Llether, Mr Thomas, Trebover, Mr E. H. James, Pantygavel, Rev. L. James, llrynbank, Dr. Griffith, Mr W. Williams, Driru, Mr John Griffiths, Clynbenllan, Mr R. Ward, Sodston, Mr G. P. Brewer, Narberth, Mr W. Gibbs, Hodgeston, Mr W. J. Thomas, Locliturfin, Mr Jno. Thomas, Trevigan, Mr W. James, Penllyn, Mr W. Evans, Bletherston, Mr W. J. Owen, Summerhill, Mr Robert George, Pembroke, Mr Jas. Williams, Pembroke Dock, Sir Owen Scour- field, Mr T. E. Thomas, Trehale, Mr Jno. Evans, Tyhen, Mr Lemuel Jones, Clydey, Mr R. Carrow, Mr J. H. Coram, Mr J. T. Fisher, Mr M. M. Thomas, Tenby, and Dr Stamper. Lord Kensinghton Gentlemen,—I wish first of all to inform the County Council that I take this chair for the present meeting by right of the fact that you were pleased to elect me as Provisional Chairman the other day. There is one matter I should like to bring before your notice, for any slight mistako with regard to it I may cause inconvenience. Since our last meet- ing, as you are well aware, several gentlemen have been elected to fill the vacancies created by the election of certain gentlemen to the office of aldermen. I will read out the names of the gentlemen who have been elected, and I will ask them, as I did on the other occasion, if they have made the declaration, because rather un- pleasant consequences may ensue if such decla- rations have not been made. The names of the gentlemen who have been elected are-Mr F. Lort Phillips, Mr T. G. Seccombe, Mr James Thomas, Philbeach, Mr Jno. Vaughan Colby, and Mr Thomas Llewellin, of Haythog. I will ask them if they have made the declaration. [All the gentlemen named answered in the affir- mative.] With regard to the aldermen, have they made their declaration since their election ? Clerk: There are 16 declarations. Lord Kensington said it would be in the recollection of the meeting, that it was resolved that application be made to the Local Govern- ment Board that Mr W. D. George be Pro- visional Clerk of the Provisional Council. That application had been made, and Mr George had been appointed. Doubts had been expressed in certain quarters, whether the Clerk of the Peace or Deputy Clerk of the Peace became clerk of the Provisional Council as no doubt he would be of the Councy Council, and the Local Government had given authority for Mr George's appointment. Lord Kensington then read the minutes of the first meeting, stating that the whole of the 48 councillors attended with the exception of Mr Jenkins, who was, he believed, absent from indis- position, and Mr S. H. Owen, who was not in time for the election of aldermen, but who voted in the second election of the aldermen who retired at the end of three years. The minutes of the first meeting were then signed. Lord Kensington My duties as your Provi- sional Chairman are now over, and I accordingly vacate the chair. Our first duty to-day is to elect a fit and proper person to occupy the chair at the meetings of the County Council, and it is my intention to submit Ifor your approval the name of a gentleman to occupy that post. I think, gentlemen, we may take as a simile that if the very best built and very best rigged ship that we could have left our ports with the very best crew on board, but without a good, active, able, and experienced captain to Z, give orders and to guide them in moments of difficulty. that ship would run the very greater risk, if not absolute certainty of shipwreck, on the first occasion when difficulties arose. I think I may apply the same thing to ourselves The County Council have been built and rigged by Parlia- ment the electors of the County of Pembroke have provided the crew, and it is our duty to select one to preside over our deliberations. In my humble opinion, gentlemen, there are several necessary qualinca-tions that must be possessed by the one to fill that post. We require experience: we require ability we require firmness. We require experience in the various matters which will come before us for discussion we require ability to guide and conduct cur proceedings, and I hope nobody will take it amiss when I say that all of us require firmness to keep us in order. (Hear, hear.) The name I am about to submit to you is that of a gentleman who I am sure will be found to unite all the qualifications which I have ventured to state to you are in my humble judgment necessary. I submit for your approval the following reso- lution :—that Mr H. G. Allen of Paskeston, Q.C., be elected the first chairman of the Pem- brokeshire County Council. (Applause.) Mr Rees, Granant: It is with great pleasure that I rise to second the proposition. I believe that in Mr Allen we shall have an able and experienced chairman,—a gentleman who will satisfy the Council at large and the County as well. Sir Charles Philipps I may be permitted to add one word to what has been said. I am sure no fitter man could be chosen than our old friend Mr Allen, and we shall all rejoice to see him presiding over this Council with the same ability as be has for so long shown in the Court of Quarter Sessions. (Applause;. Lord Kensington formally put the resolution to the meeting, and it was carried with ap- plause. Mr Allen, having taken his seat, said :-My Lord and Gentlemen,—I am extremely obliged to you for the compliment you have paid me, and for the honor you have done me on the present occasion. I may take this opportunity also, as I have not had a previous opportunity of doing so, of thanking all those gentlemen who kindly placed me on the last occasion of our meeting in the honourable position of alderman. I am extremely obliged to them for the very great number of them that were kind enough on that occasion to pay me that compliment, and to signify their wish that I should be one of the governing body in the loca) affairs of the county of Pembroke for the period of six years. I am rather afraid at my time of life to look forward to so long a period as six years, but your kind- ness in voting for me in that election was not the less. Iam sure you will excuse me if I take this opportunity of thanking those gentlemen who included me in their list on that occasion. With respect to the much greater honour you have done me on the present occasion, I am ex- ceedingly indebted to you for it. I have bad some little hesitation in accepting the position. honourable and distinguished as it is, from the consideration that as tune goes on I may not be able to do one's duty properly in a situation which his lordship rightly says requires certain qualifications. I believe firmness is one of the leading qualifications which are necessary to a person in the position of Chairman, and also perhaps in some degree energy. However, I hope I may have the assistance of those around me. I shall be very glad on future occasions to see such a large assemblage of county councillors of Pem- brokeshire as we have to-day. In the multitude of counaillors there are wisdom and strength, but I fear that in time there will be a large fall- ing off from the assemblage of to-day. i hope you not find it a very great and overpowering inconvenience to attend here, but will give some little thought to the public interests and devote attention to the affairs of the county. We have great and onerous duties imposed upon us by the act, and it is due to the county and to our- selves that we should for some time to come attempt to make ourselves acquainted with our duties. There is a good deal of difficulty in reference to the nature of the proceedings we are called upon to carry out. I find references to a number of acts, and as often occurs there is some little confusion as to what particular steps we are called upon to take by the enact- ments contained in this act. On the present occasion you have done me the honour of ap- pointing me chairman, and I have done my best to express my warm and heartfelt thanks to you for the confidence you have shown in me. For some long period of years I have had the honour of being Chairman of Quarter Sessions of this county, and I confess that at first it was my opinion that the Chairman of the County Council ought not to be same person as the Chairman of Quarter Sessions. But I find that in most counties in England, a great tendency has been shown to put the Chairman of Quarter Sessions into the position. No loubt at first the experience which the Chair- man of Quarter Sessions naturally acquires in I the course of time may, and I trust will be, use- ful to the County Councils equally. At all 1 events, whether it be so or not, I feel sure 111 nay rely confidently upon you, that you will i iupport my endeavours to keep order, which m j'y ord said, was one of the very necessary qualifi- v sations, and one of the most important duties f mposed upon a chairman, and more especially h lpon a chairman of a meeting the members of c .vhich are chosen by the popular voice, and n who naturally may desire to have their own r views proclaimed and to have their speeches r reported to their constituents. (Laughter.) I say this is only natural, and not to be found I fault with, but in proportion to the larger num' ( ber provided by popular representation, the f temptation may be greater, but be it more or 11 less, I feel I may confidently appeal to you to preserve order in the conduct of the proceed- ings, and that you will carry out conscientiously ( and with strict impartiality the duties which 1 the constitution has placed your hands. (A- 1 plause.) The Chairman then signed his declaration of < office remarking :-Parliament has taken good I care that there shall be no doubt about our,ac- ceptance of office: this is the third declaration ] I have signed. I signed first as councillor, secondly as alderman, and thirdly as Chairman. (Laughter.) Lord Kensington: I don't know whether I shall be considered as being the very first to infringe the rules of order by speaking when there is no motion before the council; but on an occasion like this, I feel the Council will permit me to say a few words, and they shall be very few. They will be simply these—to offer to my learned friend, if I may take the liberty of calling him so, my congratulations on his taking his seat in the chair of the Pembroke- shire County Council. I know I can say it for myself, and I do not think I am making too bold an assertion if I say it on behalf of the Council, that we give our chairman our assur- ance that we will on every occasion lend him all the assistance in our power, and support the authority of the chair. (Hear, hear.) As I am the proposer of the resolution, I hope it will not be thought presumptuous in me if I say I draw a happy augury for the future life and work of our council. We have got an able man in the chair, and we may rely upon his. advice and judgment. (Hear, hear.) I will act up to what I said, and will not trespass longer upon the time of the council, but will merely repeat! my most sincere and hearty congratulations on seeing him sitting once more in the chair as our chairman. Any sympathy and support which may be in my power to afford him, will always be most readily and cordially given. (Applause.) APPOINTMENT OF VICE-CHAIRMAN. Chairman: The next matter oh the agenda paper is to appoint a Vice-chairman. If you are prepared to do so, we will now proceed to cany out that business. Mr M. M. Thomas Mr Chairman, my Lord, and Gentlemen.-I think I shall be in order if I rise to propose a gentleman who is well known in this town and in this locality, as a fit and proper person to fill the vice-chair. It is necessary in the vice-chair that we should have a man of ability, it is necessary to have a man of experience, and a man of firmness. I venture to submit the name of a gentleman who has bad some 20 years experience in muni- cipal matters-matters which form the model upon which this Council should act. He has also had a very considerable experience in School Board matters, and in local matters. I have known him as a business man all my life, and can vouch, Mr Chairman, for his ability and for his standing as an upright and honest man. He is also acquainted with the Welsh language, and I think he will represent the main body of this council, for I take it that the heads of every body should have the elements of that body concentrated in them. I submit to this Council the name of Mr Samuel Thomas as a fit and proper person to occupy the vice-chair of this council. Mr John Thomas of Llether I have great pleasure in seconding that proposition. I have known Mr Samuel Thomas personally for years, and I believe the county is very well acquainted with him and that he is known throughout the county. As the proposer of the resolution hag remarked, Mr Thomas has rendered great ser- vices in the municipal council in this town he has been elected chairman of that council-or rather Mayor of the Town and County of Haverfordwest. I know him, and as far as his acquaintance with the Welsh language is con- cerned, I believe it is an important thingin an as- sembly composed of two nationalities as this is, and each nationality with a different language, that knowledge of the Welsh language should be taken into consideration. There may be some Welsh friends here occasionally who find a diffidence in speaking in the English language, and may with more freedom express their views on matters in Welsh. It would be very desir- able, in that case, that one of the gentlemen who occupy the position of chairman and vice chairman of this council should be one who is able to give the views expressed in Welsh to our English friends. I thought I could very much better express myself in Welsh than in English, but I have no alternative but to speak in the English language, and I have tried to express myself as well as I could in that language. Th3 ] Welsh language is not dying out it has greater vitality about it to-day than it has had for the last 500 years, and I hope when this Council comes into action we shall have som:i of the 1 best speeches made in Welsh. In Carmarthen < the other day, the opening speech of the Chair- man was made in Welsh, and I must say that it J suffered greatly in translation. I support Mr Thomas because he is a Welshman and well ac- ] quainted with the Welsh language. < Chairman It has been proposed and seconded j that Mr Samuel Thomas be elected Vice-chair- t man. Before putting this motion to the meet- 1 ing, I may say that Mr Thomas made a Welsh speech in my behalf at Fishguard. (Laughter.) « I did not understand what he said, but I could 1 see from the effect of it that he was a very able v orator in Welsh, and I have had the pleasure of c hearing him both in English and Welsh. You 1 will accept what Mr Alderman Thomas has said c that it would be of assistance to some Welshmen ( from the north part of the county who may c have some business to do here. 8 The motion was carried. Mr S. Thomas: I am very much indebted to you for the honour you have conferred upon me, and to the best of my ability I will dis- charge any duty that may devolve upon me. But having such an able chairman, I trust I may never be called upon to discharge the duties resting upon him. Any little service I can render the Chairman and the Council I shall very gladly do. (Haar, hear.) COMMITTEES. The Chairman said that the next matter on the paper was a very general one, and that was to make arrangements, by appointing com- mittees, to bring the Local Government Act into force. They knew very well that matters of detail could not be carried into effect very well by so large a meeting as they were, al- though it was proper, if he might venture to say so, that they should have a large number of gentlemen from whom the committees should be chosen. The first matter he had to draw at- tention to was Qne which must be done before the appointed day, which was the 1st of April. They had to appoint a certain number of them- selves to confer with a like number of the magistrates—(the number of both bodies would be the same because the act specially provided that there should be no advantage of voices on one side or the other)-to take over the matter of the police, and one or two other minor ar- rangements respecting Houses of Detention. The most important matter was the manage- j ment of the police which would in future be reposed in the joint committee. They could not tell what course the Court of Quarter Sessions might take with respect to the number. An adjourned Quarter Sessions would be held on the 2nd of March, when the Court would probably receive a. deputation from the County ( Council. He thought that 8 or 9 or* 10 of the Council and a like number of magistrates might fo\n a permanent committee, which would have ] very great power vested in their hands. He thought the meeting might come to a conclusion 4 that day as to what they thought would be the [ right number. Lord Kensington moved that in the opinion of the meeting the joint committee should consist of 16 members—eight magistrates and the same number of the County Council. Mr W. Wil;iams seconded the motion. Mr N. A. Roch suggested that the joint com- mittee should consist of 20, and at the request of the Lord Lieutenant moved an amendment to that effect. Lord Kensington withdrew his motion, and Mr Roch's amendment was unanimously adopted. The Lord Lieutenant then moved that a com- mittee consisting of five members be appointed by the meeting to confer with tho Court of Quarter Sossions. This resolution, after some discussion, was! adopted. The following were appointed the deputation —The Vice-chairman, Mr T. James, Mr W. Williams, Mr R. T. P. Williams, and Mr Jno. Thomas, Llether. STANDING ORDERS. The Chairman said that a committee was to be appointed to draw up the rules under which the County Council should act. It was a very: I important work in vhich some legal assistance would be of use to them. He did not know whether the meeting was in a position, without1 a urther consideration, to move a committee, but, ie thought that inasmuch as the rules would I 3ome into operation directly the County Council t met on the 1st of April, it was a matter of iin- t portance to move a committee to draw up the T rules. i After some discussion the following were ap- ] z, pointed a committee to draw up the rules :—The < Chairman, Sir Cbailes Philipps, Mr W. R. < Stokes, Mr Hughes Brown, Mr W. H. Walters, Mr R. T. P. Williams, Mr Mathias Thomas, the Vice-chairman, and Mr Nicholas Roch. On the suggeston of Mr W. Williams, it was ordered that the draft rules when prepared by the committee should be circulated among the members of the Council. It was also resolved that a list of the members of the council be printed for the use of the Council. Mr W. H. Richards asked whether it was necessary that each summons to members should be registered. Lord Kensington Yes, by Act of Parlia- i ment, and we have to pay for it. (Laughter.) The Chairman said he bad before him the account of the necessary charges and expenses incurred for the elections under the Local Gov- ernment Act. The accounts had to be examined in some manner by the Court, and he asked whether any member had a motion with re- spect to them. The work would be formal, and the meeting would simply have to see whether the charges were according to tho scale allowed by statute. On the motion of Lord Kensington, secconderl by Mr Lort Phillips, the account was referred for examination to a committee consisting of Mr Carrow, Capt. Higgon, and Mr Joseph Thomas. ROAQS COMMITTEE. Mr N. A. Roch proposed the following reso- lution 0 That a main road committee be appointed consist- in? of 19 members, that the committee be instructed Aii,l empowered to dispose of the turnpike gates and other articles used for the collec ion of tolls, to com- plete the arrangements for quitting the toll houses rented by the county, and to sell or let the tollhouses which are the property of the connty, also to continue the management and repair* of the disturnpiked roads during the current year, as nearly as it may be as heretofore that the committee be instructed to pre- pare and submit to the County Council a scheme for the management of these roads afterwards and for the arrangement that the committee may deem ad- visable for the highway district; also to consider and report on any application that may be made for the conversion of an ordinary highway into a main road, and that the committee possess the powers of section 11, sub-sec. 1, of the Local Government Act." Capt. Higgon seconded the motion. It was ordered that the committee be composed of the following members :— Capt. Higgon, Mr Walters, Mr Carrow, Mr N. A. Roch, Mr Smedley, Mr Worthington, Mr H. G. Allen, Col. Saurin, Mr Bowen, Llanygwair, Mr James, Pantygavel, Vice-chairman, Mr Rees, Hendre, Mr Watts Williams, Mr W. James, Penllyn. Dr. Griffith, Sir Charles Philipps, Mr W. Williams, Mr T. James, and Mr R. George. On the motion of Mr Carrow, the thanks of the meeting were unanimously voted to Lord Kensington for the able manner in which he had presided over the meeting of the council. The meeting adjourned until the 5th of March.
4-0 THE FUNERAL OF MRS WILLIAM JAMES OF UTICA. The funeral of Mrs Wm. James, mother of ex- Postmaster General Thomas L. James, took place on January 20th, <at her late residence, No. 137, Blandina-street, Utica. The occasion brought together an assemblage of friends of the family and members of the Park Baptist Church, em- and members of the Park Baptist Church, em- bracing a considerable number of our older citizens. Rev. D. Corey officiated, and a* choir consisting of Mr and MrsCushing, Miss Cushing and Mr Cramer furnished the music. The service opened with the sinking of I Would Not Live Always," followed by reading of the Scriptures. "Eventide," praceded very interest- remarks by the venerable pastor. Of Mrs James he spoke as follows It was not long ago when we were assembled in this house to pay our last tribute cf respect and affection to the husband of the deceased. He died February 22, 1885. They had lived together as husband and wife for more than half a century—an unusual occurence in this world of disease and death. It was a sad blow to her when the husband of her youth and riper years was taken away, thus leaving her in advanced life to perform the rest of the journey alone, without the supporting arm on which she bad long leaned. Necessarily shut out from active life and earlier associations, her path to the grave was rendered more lonely than it would have been had she been left at an earlier period in life. But though deprived of an earthly source of comfort, there remained yet another to which she had enjoyed access for many years. In early life she became a Chris- tain, and has been a member and a ornament of what is now known as the Park Baptist Church forty-three years. When in the enjoyment of i health and strength she was among the regular ] attendants upon the services of God's housefand I greatly enjoyed the preaching of the gospel. 1 There was no department of Christian woik in the Church in which she was not deeply inter- 1 ested. In her Christian life she was like the J sun when he goeth forth in his strength. She J knew what she believed, and why she believed, 1 and exemplified the beauty and glory of the i ieligion she professed. And during these years of infirmity and seclusion personal conversation < *rom time to time furnished evidence of an ] abiding interest in Christ and the Church. 3 While sons and daughters have grown up is around her, I venture to say that, in the light « of her example, they think more highly of their a mother's religion than perhaps they otherwise a would. Above her grave that example will continue to be a rich benediction to her children. The name of mother is a hive of sweetness, and especially when associated with maternal and Christian love. When a husband and father dies it is a great calamity. But no such loss is sustained as when a mother dies. The tenderest earthly ties are sundered. Her hand rocks the cradle of infancy tearfully does she watch during the hours of sickness, counsels and protects in time of danger. Yes, friends, the thought is painful: No mother on earth. But how does the thought assuage our grief A mother in heaven. I miss thee, my mother, when young health has fled And I sink in the languor of pain And where is the arm that once pillowed my head And the ear that once heard me complain ? Other hands may support me, gentle accents may fall For the fond and the true are still mine I've a blessing for each, I am grateful for all, But whose care can be soothing as thine 1. My heart shall hold my mother dear. The hills may tower, the waves may rise, And roll between my home and me Yet shall my quenchless memories Turn with undying love to thee. These remarks were followed by a fervent prayer by Rev. Mr Wall. "Bright Forever" was sung, and the benediction wao pronounced. The remains were then conveyed to the family burial ground, a short distanco east of the city to bo buried by the side of her husband. Tliis burial ground is on the farm on which the late William James was born, and which has been in the James family since 1801. The ground already holds the remains of four generations The bearers were E. Prentiss Bailey, James Hayes, Richard T. Richards, William B. Wall- ing, John Ryals and George Shapland.—" Utica i Observer." i ————————————.—-—————— t
SHOCKING ACCIDENT TO A FERRY BOAT. A shocking accident occurred near Pembroke on Friday evening, when a boat containing nine people, was upset at Bentlas Ferry, one of the estuaries of Mil ford Haven, and all the occu- pants were drowned. The following were in the boat at the time of the accident:—Mrs Morris, aged 31, Brownslate Farm Hannah Nicholas,, aged 20, servant to Mrs Morris Mrs E. Nicho- las, (mother of Hannah Nicholas) Newton Farm Mrs Maria Hird, aged 46, West Grove Farm; Mary Ann Griffiths, aged 21, Lawrenny Jtf erry, servant to IVLrs ttira iViary Davies, aged 13, daughter of George Davies of Bentlass Ferry Mrs Jane Harries, Corside, Castlernartin Henry Gwilliam, Banker's-row, Pembroke; and John Jones, aged 63, boatman, Pentlass Ferry. It would, perhaps, be well to explain that Bentlass Ferry is almost immediately opposite the now populous suburb of Pembroke Dock called Pennar, and is situated on the Pennar- month Gut, one of the numerous creeks of Mil- ford Haven, a large sheet of shallow water (much frequented by wild fowl), and only avail- able for vessels of small tonnage. Although this creek is a tidal basin, there is very little current, and this is undoubtedly the reason (especially with the neap tides and wind blow- ing in from the gut entrance) that, the bodies were found at the place stated. Pennar Ridge is a natural formation of shingle (immediately at the basement of the hill and roadway of Lower Pennar), and runs out from high water mark for some 250 yards towards the navigable channel, nearly opposite Bentlass. It was from the end of this ridge that the oat started on her short, though ill-.fated voy- -I" age. The wind at the time was (as pre- viously intimated) blowing heavily from the N.W., and the further out the boat proceeded the more the force of the wind would be felt, and the water became more" lumpy" as they neared the then lee shore of Bentlass. The locus in quo can bo seen from almost any part of Pen- nor roads and streets, and it would appear strange that so few persons witnessed the acci- dent. It was, however, market day, and the county by-election was being carried on in the town, and these things, in conjunction with the fact that the dockyard men had not re- turned home from their work, would, possibly, to a considerable extent account for this. The sad accident was witnessed by William Lewis, who was employed on board a barge, which was at the time aground near Pennar. He states that the barge had got aground through the bad weather, while the boat at- tached to her had been stove in by the same means. The other men had left until the tide would return, and, excepting a little bey below in the cabin, there was no one on board but himself. The barge was on the Bentlass (or lee) side of the river. He saw the boat put off from Pennar, and he thought she was rather deeply laden. After the boat had proceeded some dis- tance across he saw the spray of the sea flying over it. He afterwards saw a woman standing up in the boat; the next moment a sea struck the boat, she listed over, and went down in- stantly, stern foremost. He saw a boy, who Was pulling the bow and weather Oar, jump over the boat and attempt to swim ashore, but a woman cnught bold of him, and both sank. He (Lewis) shouted as loudly as he could for help, and jumped from the barge to the beach with a long boathook in his hand, the only thing avail- able. He went towards the place, about 50 yards off, and ran into the water as far as he could, and with the boathook succeeded in pull- ing Mrs Morris to the shore, and, with the as- sistance of a man who had run down from Bent- lass, he did his best to restore animation, but unsuccessfully. When he took Mrs Morris from the water her lips quivered, but she displayed no further signs of animation. The wind and water were intensely cold. He did not see any others come to the surface of the water. Several market baskets, with some quantities of groceries, &c., were washed ashore. Jones bore the reputation of.being a steady and careful boatman he had been 33 years ex- ercising his vocation on this terry, and during this lengthened period of time no accident had occurred. Some 27 years ago a mason named Howell was drowned a short distance higher up the river in a boat accident, crossing from Cat's Hole Quarries to Imble. but, so far as is known, no accident has happened at Bentlass. Some narrow escapes are reported. The hus- band of Mrs Morris (one of the drowned) wished his wife not to go by boat that dav to market as the weather was bad, and requested one of the farm hands to put a horse up for her, but she declined driving round through Pembroke (some five miles) on account of the Pennar route being, so short and direct. The mother of the little girl Davies, who was drowned, told her daughter to go down to the beach and she would follow, but the mother did not come to the beach in time, and so (presumably) saved her life, A fore-lknd-after cap, which did not belong to either the lad William or the boatman, has been picked up. giving rise to the supposition that another lad With in the boat. THE INQUEST. An inquiry was opened at the Police-station, Pembroke, on Monday, before,Mr Jawies Price, coroner, touching the death of the boy Henry Gwilliam, one of the victims of the sad boating accident which occurred on Friday afternoon. The jury having been sworn. The Coroner said the inquiry would not be confined to the death of the boy Gwilliam, but evidence would be taken generally upon the cir- cumstances attending the death of all the per- sons in the boat at the time. He intended the inquiry to be exhaustive, and they need not then hold inquests upon the other persons. The jury then proceeded to Banker's-row, where the body lay in the house of the lad's father, John Gwilliam, wbo is the master of a small coasting smack.-The jury, having viewed tho body, returned to the police station. The following evidence was taken, neither cf the boy's parents being present Sergeant Evans gave formal evidence of iden- tification, stating that the lad earned a living selling cockles, watercresses, &c., and was oc- casionally employed helping the deceased ferry- man at Bentlass. Mrs Martha Jane Roberts, wife of Jabex Frederick Roberts, farmer, Goldborough, said I live at Goldborough. Oil Friday last I went to Pembroke Dock market. In going to and from the market I use the ferry at Bentlass, as it is the nearest way. Having completed my business at Pembroke Dock, I returned to the ferry, arriving there about half-past three o'clock, just as the ferry-boat, full of people, was putting off. The ferryman and the boy pushed her off just as I reached it, and I was left behind. (Mrs Roberts was greatly affected at this portion of her evidence.) I bad been running to catch the boat, and was disappointed that I was too late. I did not say anything to the ferryman, and he said nothing. I saw Mrs ^orr^2,f ,Brownslate; Mis Hird, of Grove: Ann Griffiths, Mary Davies, Jones, and the boy, but I could not recognise the others, as the women had their shawls up over their heads. The wind was blowing strong, and it was very cold. It was nearly low water at the time, and I should think the distance across was about 100 yards. When the boat was nearing the other side I saw her fill with water at the stern and sink. I saw the people all go down in the boat, find then come to the surface again. Then they all disappeared, except one, who floated to the shore and was picked up. jonn jjarnetr, a carpenter, said he was work. ing near the shore at Bentlass on the day in question. Hearing a scream he ran to the shore, and saw a bead in the water. He and three others tried to launch two boats, but failed each time. They then saw the body of Mrs Morris floating in, and they dragged her out, but she was quite dead. They tried to revive her, but she showed no sign of life. In about three- quaiters of an hour Mrs Hird was washed in, and the boy Gwi!liam was got up by the grap- pling irons the same evening. Evan Jones, son of the ferryman, said the boat was good and sound, and he had frequently had thirteen people in her. A verdict of Accidental death' was returned: the jury adding a rider stating their opinion that some restriction should be placed on these boats so as to limit the number of passengers. The whole of the nine bodies of the persons who lost their lives in the deplorable boating accident at Pembroke Dock have now been re- covered, and as no other persons are said to be missing, it may fairiy be assumed that this closes the sad list of fatalities.
MILFORD HAVEN. COMIC OPERA PERFORMANCE.—Oa Wednesday last the popular and amusing Comic Opera entitled An Adamlets Eden was given in the Freemasons' Hall, which was packed from end to end by an enthusiastic and appreciative audience. So delighted was every one that it has been decided to eive another represen- tation in the sameHall on Wednesday next. MATHRY. CONCERT.-The annnal concert came off on Friday CZen}^' *he ,18thf inst- the Schoolroom w» failed by the elite of an extensive district, and a pro- gramme executed by ladies and gentlemen of nnque.J turned ability. Miss Harries. Tresrwvnt • r Mi» Lewi,, L,,ntlli,„ AlZ XuTwni W1CiV if11-Thorras. Haverfordwest hrri Af k ^avid s Miss Svmmonds, Lam- S' Mr Sydney Rees, Haver- ir l"rr,eS 1 Owen, MrBateman and Mr W. n. lhomas, Iishguard, always do well, but we never Heard them to better advantage and we can but sin cerety thilnk them for their kind and able assist* I ance in the varied departments, securing for the promoters the most successful issue and the ladies and gentlemen from far and near for the kind patron- age. 1 lie Rev, D. J. Evans, curate-in-charge, acted as chairman and the National Anthem closed the proceedings. Mrs Thomas, Penyvider, very kindly provided an excellent supper in the magistrates room to a large number of ladies and gentlemen. TENBYJ THE Loaa OF THK FISHING SMACK ISLAND.—On board of the fishing smack Island, of Hull, which foundered after collision with the steamer Diadem, of Grimsby, to the westward of Lundy Island, was a Tenby man, named William Way, eldest son of, the coxswain of the Tenhy lifeboat. Deceased shipped on the vessel at Tenby on Tuesday last, having left another berth to go in her. The Island left Tenby roadstead on Wednesday afternoon last for the Lundy fishing grounds. Way leaves a widow and three children, th youngest being only a few weeks old.
HOIJLOWAY'S PILLS.—Enfeebled existence. -Tllil medicine embraces every attribute required in a gen eral and domestic remedy. It overturns the founda- tions of disease laid by defective food and impure air. In obstruction" or congestions of the liver, lnngs, or bowels, these Pills are especially servicable and emi nently successful. They should be kept in rndinelll in every family, being a medicine of incomparable utility for youn? persons, especially those of feeble constitu fcions. They never cause pain or irritate the most euntive uervea or most tender bowels.