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LOCAL INTELLIGENCE., A TEMPERANCE LECTURE.—We understand that Mr Daniel Jones, of the Baptist College, will deliver a lec- ture on Temperance, in Hill Park Chapel, on Thursday (to-morrow) evening at eight o'clock. PRENDERGAST CHURCH.—The Rev. W. D. Morris, formerly Second Master of the Haverfordwest Grammar School, and now curate of St. Mary's, with Monkton and St. Michael's, Pembroke, will preach at Prendergast Church this evening. MUNIFICENT COLLECTION.—In connection with the oelebration of the jubilee of the Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society in Leeds last week, a jubilee fund has been inaugurated, and on Wednesday it had reached the sum oi upwards of £20,000. This is exclusive of the ordinary missionary collections after the various religious services. INFIRMARY.—The Secretaries of the Pembrokeshire and Haverfordwest Infirmary beg to acknowledge the receipt of t4 14s. 8d., the amount of a collection by the Rev. Thomas Brigstocke, in St. Katherine's Chapel, Milford, on Thursday evening, Sept. 24th, 1863, after a thanksgiving harvest sermon by the Rev. Sir William Dunbar, Bart., rector of Walwyn's Castle. CHARGE OF LARCENY.—On Tuesday, Sarah Mowells, a nymph of the pave, residing at Rosemary Lane, was brought up in custody before S. Harford, Esq., charged with stealing a bed-sheet, of the value of Is 6d, the property of Jane Richards, of Cartlett. The prisoner was remanded till the Petty Sessions, which will be held to-day. FAIR.-The annual fair was held yesterday, and was very numerously supplied with all descriptions of stock. Steers and fat beasts sold readily at advanced rates; and for other qualities there was a brisk demand. Sheep, of which there was a very good supply, brought remunera- tive prices, and transactions were numerous. The pig fair will take place to-day. (Wednesday.) FIRE.—On Thursday evening a stable in Quay-street, the property of Mr James Summers, was discovered to be on fire, which, after some investigation, was found to have been communicated to it from an oven in the adjoin- ing house occupied by Thomas Evans. The oven fire adjoins the partition wall, which was found to be red hot for about 7 inches square, and had set fire to the timber work of the stable. Some wooden binders' in the wall were consumed; and it was exceedingly fortunate that the fire was discovered at the moment it was, or the stable, in which there was a large quantity of hay, &c., would in a short time have been entirely destroyed. SAINT MARY'S CHURCH SCHOOLROOM.-A lecture on 'The Battle and the Bard' will be delivered at the above schoolroom, on Monday evening next, by W. B Row- lands, Esq., of Glenover. The chair will be taken at half past seven o'clock by the Rev. J. H. A. Philipps, Vicar of Saint Mary's. Tickets-Is. each—may be obtained at the principal shops in the town. The proceeds of the lecture will be applied in liquidating the debt on the Harmonium recently placed in the Schoolroom. Mr Rowlands has lectured with considerable success in dif- ferent parts of England; and from our own knowledge of his great abilities and the favourable reports we have received of his efforts in this department of literature, we anticipate a literary treat of the highest order. WESLEYAN MISSIONS.—The anniversary sermons in connection with these missions were preached at the Wesleyan Cbapel on Sunday last, in the morning and afternoon by the Rev. W P. Johns, and in the evening by the Rev. R. N. Young, of Leeds. Sermons were also preached on Monday morning by the Rev. J. S. Fordham, a missionary recently returned from Fiji, who with Mr Young formed the deputation from the Parent Society. On Monday evening the annual meeting was held, when the chair was taken by Mr W. Owen, of Hermon's Hill. Interesting addresses were delivered by the deputation and by ministers of other denominations. The audience on each occasion was very numerous, and we are informed that a liberal amount has been received in aid of the Foreign Missions. VAGRANCY.—At the Magistrates'- Clerk's Office on Saturday, John Williams, a tramp, who stated that he was a native^ of Liverpool, was charged with begging at Mariner s Square, on the same day. He was committed for 14 days with hard labour. On Monday, Robert Hughes, a tramp, was brought before S. Harford, Esq., charged with begging at Lower Tower Hill, on Saturday evening. The prisoner when apprehended was considerably the worse for liquor, and had Is 7d. and a quantity of bread in his possession. He was committed for 14 days with hard labour. At the Magistrates' Clerk's Office, the same day, John Harries and James Billon, natives of Lancashire, were brought before Mr Harford, charged with begging, the former in Barn-street, and the latter in Goat-street. They were committed for seven days with hard labo ur. A LARK AND ITS CONSEQUENCES.—On Monday week three men named Geo. Oakley, Thomas Bosham, of Pater, and George Thomas, a mason living at Milford Row, Haverfordwest, were given into custody on a charge of attempting to steal a brush, the property of George Summers, of Shut-street. It appeared that the accused, who were all under the influence of John Barleycorn, were passing along the Shut-street, when observing the brush outside Summer's door, they laid hold of it, and carried it away. The complainant's wife received infor- mation of the occurrence, and went in pursuit of them, and overtaking them recovered the brush. Summers himself afterwards met the defendants, who, on his com- plaining of their conduct, treated him with a great deal of abuse. He then gave them into custody, and they were lodged in the police cell for the night. On Tuesday morning, the defendants were, as might be anticipated, considerably alarmed at the awkward situation they were placed in; but Summers not appearing to support the -charge against them, they were discharged from custody. SiKVica or THANKSGIVING AT PRENDERGAST.—On Wednesday last a harvest-home service was held in the Parish Church of Prendergast. The special service appointed by Convocation was used on the occasion. The prayers were said in a very full congregation by the Rev. F. Foster, rector of the parish, and the Rev. E. F. Wood- man, rector, ofWalton West. The sermon was preathed by the Rev. W. Adley, rector of Rudbaxton,ifrom the 5th verse of the 126th. Psalm: 'They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.' ^Tafe harvest song 'Come, ye joyful people, come,1 from Monk's collection, was sung with heartiness and spirit by the choir off the vHlage. The church was decorated with simplicity, propriety, and good taste. The north sides of the nave and chancel were inscribed with the texts 'The earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof,' and I am the breadof life,' in letters formed of the leaves of the laurel. arbor-vitce, &c., blended with corn-blades. Above the altar-table was placed the Christian device 'I.H.S. surmounted by a miniature ebeaf of mixed corn. The font and lectern also bore decorations appropriate t^ the season of the year, and suggestive of the cause of thanksgiving. A col- lection was made after thesermon, and the offerings presented to the Pembrokeshire Infirmary. It is under- stood to be the wish of the Rector to have next year, in addition to the religious festival,-a united harvest-home dinner for all the labourers of the parish, and we recog- nize with pleasure such efforts to introduce religion into the working life of a busy world, and to promote a kindly and sympathetic feeling in the minds of men in their prosperity, as in the time of trouble. MICHAELMAS QUARTER SESSIONS.—These sessions were commenced at the Shire Hall on Tuesday, before the Chairman, J. H. Scourfield, Esq., M. P., and a bench of magistrates. The usual reports from the Chief Constable, the Visiting Justices, and County Surveyor, were pre- sented ana considered.—The report on Lunatic Asylums was also received, and an order made for the payment of the apportioned instalment of expenses, incurred in the erection of the Joint Lunatic Asylum.—A county rate of a halfpenny, and a police rate of three- farth i ngs, in the jE, were granted on the application of the Trea- surer.—On the application of several magistrates residing in the vicinity of Fishguard, a lamp was ordered to be placed in Fisbguard Lock Up House.—Mr Harford moved that the fence months for salmon Ashing be ordered to be closed from the first of November until the first of March following in each year. Mr Massy seconded the motion. Mr Brigstocke, of Plasnewydd, moved as an amendment that a memorial be presented at the next Qiurter Sessions by the Court to the Home Secretary, urging the necessity of the immediate amendment of the Salmon Fishery Act of 1861. The amendment was seconded by Mr Wm. Owen. On a division the amend- ment was carried by a majority of one. Mr Brigatocke's amendment was also taken as a notice of motion to be considered at the next Quarter Seasions.-On the pro- position of Mr Brigstocke, John Crabtree add John Jones vere appointed conservators for the preservation of salmon in the river Teivy.—Mr Harford gave notice, that at the next Quarter Sessions he would move that an order be made for erecting galleries round the Shire Hall from the ends of the present galleries; to open the windows, and other consequent improvements.—Mr Leach, of Ivy Tower, gave notice that he would move at the next Quarter Sessions, that a sum not exceeding 1.75 be granted towards the improvement of the approaches to the Causeway Mill Bridge, between Tenby and Pembroke-dock. The Court rose at two o'clock. The trial of prisoners will commence to-day at ten o'clock.
A SHORT ANALYSIS OF EARTHQUAKES IN ENGLAND, APRIL 6TH, 1580.-The Metropolis visited by a shock, which occurred about six o'clock in the morning, and lasted nearly one minute, causing much damage to buildings, and great terror but no loss of lives. SEPTEMBER 8TH, 1682.-This shock lasted two minutes, and was also attended with much destruction of property. FEBRUARY 18TH, 1750.-Another shock lasting from ten to twelve seconds,—direction N.E. to S.W. No casualty to human life mentioned. From '1800 to 1850 there are records of 110 shocks of earthquakes which have been experienced in the British Island*. Taking the total figure of the earthquakes which have occurred in a given period, the average sets one shock at some point of the earth's surface, every six days, and one in eight months of unusual severity. They are more fre- quent in cold winter months than in warm summer seasons, the maximum being in January, and the mini- mum in July. Also at the time of the equinoxes the probability of earthquake disturbance is greater than at any other period, which seems to have just been demonstrated practically. To imagine that we enjoy any immunity from earthquake disturbance s quite erroneous, and inconsistent with facts.
ROOSE PETTY SESSIONS. These sessions were held at the Shire Hall on Saturday, before S. Harford, J. P. Jones, and O. E. Davies, Esqs. UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF GAME. John Brown, a navvy, engaged at the works at Hub- berston, was charged with being unlawfully in possession of a net and eight partridges, on the 13th inst., on the highway between Milford and Hakin. In reply to the charge, the defendant said, 'I confess that I had them on. me. A.S. Wade deposed that he saw the defendant about 12 o'clock at night, and went up to him. He asked him what he had about him, and the defendant shifted off from him. He told him to come back, but he would not. He then took him by the collar, and told him that if he did not come by fair means, he must by foul. A struggle then took place and be (witness) was obliged to use his truncheon. The net produced and eight partridges were found upon him. The birds, neither of which had been shot, were quite warm when he took them from the defendant. He called out for assistance when the de- fendant resisted some parties came and he then hand- cuffed him.—[The net produced by Wade was about 30 yards wide and four yards long: it was exceedingly well made of very fine twine, and packed up in a small space.] In reply to the Bench, Wade stated that he suspected the defendant to be a poacher. Mr Davies: There is no doubt that you were found in the highway at 12 o'clock at nigh, with a net and gave in your possession; and what aggravates your offence is that you resisted the policeman. If Wade had not been a powerful man, you would have overpowered him, and it is impossible to say what the consequences might have been. He was obliged to use his truncheon- Defendant: Will you allow me to say, sir, that I resisted Mr Wade, because I thought he was exceeding his duty. He knew me well, and knew where to find me. I have been four years In Milford. Mr Davies: That may be so; but the Bench are unani- mous in the opinion that you be fined JEo and costs, and in default of immediate payment two months' imprison- ment in the House of Correction. Defendant: Please allow me a short time to pay, sir: I'll pay part now. Mr J. P. Jones: That would be no punishment for you. The defendant was then committed to prison; his wife, however, shortly afterwards attended, and paid the fine, and 18s. 6d. costs, when he was liberated. DRUNKENNESS AND INDECENT CONDUCT. William Mortimer, of Johnston, was charged with drunkenness and indecency at Herbrandston Fair. The charge was fully proved by P.C. William Thomas, and P.C. W. Eynon, and the defendant was fined £1 and costs 10s. 3d., which were ordered to be paid in a month; and in default of payment in that time, the defendant to be Imprisoned for one month. DRUNKENNESS AND RIOTOUS CONDUCT. Henry Merchant, a stone-mason, was charged with drunkenness and riotous conduct at Herbrandston Fair, on the 10th inst. The defendant (who did not appear) was fined 10s. and costs. CHARGE OF STEALING A LOCK. William Wtlltam$, aged 15 years, was charged with stealing a lock, the property of Mr Evan Thomas, of Mount Pleasant. Their Worships, aftir hearing the evidence of Mr and Mrs Thomas, dismissed the case. A further charge of embezzlement was preferred against the accused, on which he was remanded to prison till next sessions. STEALING TIMBER. John Beest a collier, of Fieystrop, was charged with stealing an oak pole, of the value of 8d., from Hook! Colliery, the property of Mr Harcourt Powell. The defendant admitted taking the pole, saying he took it to placfe in his house, to be used to hold clothes when drying. A watchman, in Mr Powell's employ, deposed that he saw the prisoner leaving his work at the Colliery with the pole on his shoulder. He told him to put the stick: down, when ae threw the.pote to the ground and ran off. Mr Wilson said that they were bound to prosecute the prisoner in order to put a stop to depredations of that nature: but he wished-the Bench to deal as leniently as possible with him. Their Worships ordered him to be imprisoned for a fortnight in the House of Correction with hard labour.
TENBY. On Monday, the 12th inst., a boat was observed floating ashore near Amroth Castle. On its being brought il) it was found to have belonged to the Liver,' of Bridgwater, W. Gibbs, master, a regular trader between Bridgwater and Carmarthen. Two of the strands of the boat's painter being apparently cut through, fears were enertained for the safety of the vessel and crew, especially as a rumour was circulated that the mast head of a foundered vessel had been seen in the bay. Happily we learnt on Wed- nesday that the Liver' had arrived safely at Carmarthen. SAUNDERSFOOT PETTY SKSSIONs.-These sessions were held on Tuesday, the 13th inst., before the Rev. R. Buckby, and H. Sanders, Esq. The first case was William Williams v. Mary Edwards, for an assault. The Bench having properly cautioned them both as to their future conduct, the defendant was ordered to pay 3s. costs.Joseph Rees, and Willi im Perry were sum- moned by P.S. Royle, for riding on their carts on the high road without reins. They were cautioned and ordered to pay the costs. The license of the Picton Castle' Hotel, Saundersfoot, was transferred from Mary Thomas to William Thomis. This concluded the business of the day. SHIPPING INTELLIGYNCE.-A rrived- Hope, Trick, Barn staple, ballast; Caroline, Pearce, Tenby, empty; Pheasant, Bediyr, Cardigan, ballast; Resolution, Thomas, Milford, ballast; Bee, Daniel, Tenby, empty; Nautilus, Davies, Tenby, empty; Stephens, Davies, Tenby, empty; Catherine, Stokes, Plymouth, ballast; Cater, Best, Ipswich, ballast; Victory, Bennett, Port Talbot, coal; Ellen Martin, Maynard, Bude, ballast; Ann, Moore, Plymouth, ballast; Ellen Gwenllian, Beddoe, Bristol, sundry goods; Amity, Adams, Bideford, ballast.— Sailed -Hope, Trick, Barnstaple, coals; Pheasant, Beddyr, Port Talbot, iron ore; Myrtle, Lewis, Glo'ster, coal; Lady Philipps, Lloyd, Glo'ster, coal; Vixen, Waller, Yarmouth, coal; Geraldine, Hodder, Weymouth, coal; Looe, Bryant, Bridgwater, coal and culm; Agenoria, Neal, Waterford, coal; Lloyds, Wedlake, Watchet, coal; Eliza Scone, Davey, Glo'ster, coal; John, Lawrence, Glo'ster, coal. A few weeks since we made mention of a new venti- lating fan engine having been erected by the proprietor of the Bonville's Court Collieries, at the mouth of the Old Pit. In our notice we said that the Government Inspector of Mines for the district, Thomas Evans, Esq, was expected shortly in the neighbourhood, when he would test the capabilities of the engine. We are happy to be able to state that on the occasion ot his recent visit the machine passed muster 1 most successfully. With the fan making about a hundred and twenty revolutions in a minute, a volume of air was made to pass through the workings at the rate of 25,000 cubic feet per minute. We believe the machine can be worked up to 160 revo- lutions, with a result of 30,000 cubic feet per minute. Great credit is due to Mr Waddle, of Llanelly, the builder of the machine, which contains an improvement in the fan invented by him, and which met with the approval of the Government Jnspector. TENBY AND ST. CRISPIN'S DAY.—From time imme- morial, Crispin and Crispinian have been regarded as the patron-saints of shoemakers, who used to observe, and in many places celebrate, their day with great fes- tivity and rejoicings. One special ceremony was a grand procession of the craft, with banners and music, whilst various characters, representing King Crispin and his court, were sustained by different members. At Tenby, it was customary, on the eve of St.'Crispin's Day, to make an effigy of the Saint, and suspend it from the steeple, or some other elevated place. In the morn- ing it was formally out down, and carried in procession through the town. In front of the door of each member of the craft, the procession halted, when a document, purporting to be the last will and testament of the Saint, was read, and, in pursuance thereof some article of dress was left as a memento of the noisy visit. At length, when nothing remained to be distributed, the padding which formed the body of the effigy, was made into a football and kicked about the crowd till they were tired. As a sort of revenge for the treatment of St. Crispin, his followers hung up, on St. Clement's Day, the effigy of a carpenter, which was treated in a similar way.-Book of Days. 'HONOUR TO SHAKESPEARE.'—Some time since we mentioned that a provisional committee—embracing well known names in literature-had been formed, having in view the erection of such a publio memorial as should fitly and worthily serve to commemorate the 300th anni- versary of Shakespeare's birthday. We are pleased to observe signs of stirring life and vigorous action: new members are being added to the committee, steps are being taken to establish in various parts of the kingdom local committees to co-operate with the central com- mittee sitting in Pall Mall. Already the wishes of the working men of Birmingham have taken 'form and substance' in the shape of the following resolution (adopted at a working men's meeting held under the presidency of the Rev. Canon Miller, in the Philosophical Institution, on Tuesday, the 29th ult.):—'That it is desirable that the working men of Birmingham should co-operate with the London Committee for the purpose of erecting a national monument in commemoration of the 300th birthday of Shakespeare, and that this meeting pledges itself to assist in raising subscriptions for that purpose.' On the acceptance of the resolution by the meeting, a local committee was appointed thereon. This looks well; so, too, does the accession of the Count de Montelambert, Charles Reed, Esq, and John Leighton, Esq. to the National Committee. M. Montelambert, in a cordial letter, besides, sympathising with the move- ment, expresses a strong wish to assist the committee in their undertaking. Dublin, Glasgow, and other im- portant cities desire to help the cause, and we hope soon to hear of a similar desire being expressed on the part of Wales. Wales is ever ready to lend her aid, tardily perhaps, but-when she does-substantially, to testi- monials, or memorials, to the great and the good of the land; and we trust, in the race to honour this great memory,' she will prove herself no laggard. There are few objects for which perfect unanimity can be claimed— few worthies thtt are unappreciated by some sect, clique, or party; but for our Shakspeare, we will lay claim to the admiration and love of all-for him we will lay claim to an undisputed throne in the minds of all who have revelled in his gorgeous pages. Wherever the tongue of his native land is heard, there he sits en- throned, Whether the wanderer hews out his path through the primeval forest, wends his weary steps o'er Afric's burning sand, or, seeking knowledge, finds death on the Polar icefields-it is almost enough to know that he is an Englishman to be able to exclaim, 'this also is one of his disciples.' We hope soon to be in a position to give a still more satisfactory account of the doings of the National Committee.
PEMBROKE RIFLB CoNTMT.—On Monday, the 12th inst., at eight a.m., the 3rd Pembroke Rifle Volunteers, under the com- mand of Captain Stanley, and headed by their brass band, marched to their shooting ground, Freshwater East Bay, to oompete for prizes, obtained by subscription. The morning was fine, but the wind blew very fresh, and increased to a gale, with very heavy rain, hence the difficulty of scoring under these circumstances. The ranges were 200 and 300 yards. Appended are the suc- cessful candidates ;-Private Morse, 1st prize Corporal J. Tracey, 2nd do; Private T. Herbert, 3rd do; Private G. Price, 4th do; Private J. Panton (band), 5th do; Colour-Sergeant Lloyd, 6th do; Corporal Burchell (band), 7th do; Private G. Tracey, 8th do; Corporal H. Morris, 9th do; Private William Davies, 10th do Pri- vate William Davies, 3rd, 11th do; Private F. Davies (band), 12th do; Sergeant Colley, 13th do. The Con- solation Stakes, by W. Hulm, Esq, was won by Quarter- I master John, after firing off four ties, The corps re- turned to Lamphey, from thence per train to Pembroke, wet through to the skin.
PEMBROKE-DOCK. It being In contemplation to erect a commodious District Church in Pennar, or in the neighbourhood of Buffer- land. Pembroke Dock, the population having considerably increased in that portion of the already large parish of St. John's, the rev. incumbent has in the time intervening fitted up, as a temporary chapel, an unfinished house, in which his worthy and talented curate will officiate and preach occasionally during the week and at other times. The Rev. Geo. Fitzroy Kelly, incumbent of St. John's parish, Pembroke Dock, having written to the Lords of the Admiralty, and represented to their lordships how great an accommodation it would be to both the employes in the Dockyard, and inhabitants of the town, the placing of a clock on the Turret of the Parish Church; their lordships, in their answer transmitted to Mr Kelly, through the worthy Captain Superintendent of the. Dock- yard, granted the sum ofjE50 as a donation towards the attainment of this most desirable object.
PEMBROKE DOCK AND GARRISON HUNT RACES. The above races were held on Thursday, in the Forti- fied Barrack Field, the course being from the east end of the field, by Bufferland, to Redwell, turning a post by Llanreath, with a straight run home, the distance being a little over a mile. The day was tolerably fine, but with a cold wind, and, consequently, there were not so many of the fair sex present as usual on these occasions. Nearly the whole of the officers of the garrison, a great many naval officers, with the elite of the country gentle- men were present, as well as the inhabitants of Pater and Pembroke, the amalgam representing an immense con- course of all shades and classes. The proceedings were under the immediate direction and supervision of the stewards, Major Travers, F. L. Clarke, Esq., Major Simpson, R A.. and Mr Anderson, 37th Regiment, ably assisted by Mr Jenkins, Victoria Hotel, whose situation on the occasion (hon. sec.) was no sinecure. The ground was badly kept, there being no organised staff for this business: the people running hither and thither, obstructing the proceedings to the danger of their own lives and,limbs. At three o'clock the following horses were brought to the scratch to contend for the Pembroke Dock Stakes. For horses the property of residents in tha county of Pembroke, £1 entrance, with £ 12 added. Mile heats. First heat:— Mr Anderson's Ferryman, lOst 71b (Lloyd) 1 Mr Thomas's Gay Lad, 10st (Russell) 2 air Thomas's Freshwater, list (Hitcbings) 3 Mr Williams's Jenny Jones, list (Griffiths) 4 Mr Fletcher's Shamrock, list (Tom Davies) 0 They effected a capital start. Shamrock cutting out the work at a terrific pace, closely followed by Gay Lad, the others irr attendance. This order was maintained until rounding the post for the run home, where Sham- rock was beaten. Gay Lad here took up the running, closely attended on either side by Ferryman and Fresh- water Jenny Jones being in the immediate wake of Gay Lad. About two hundred yards from home Lloyd called upon the little horse, who responded thereto, making a rush, winning cleverly by a length; Gay Lad beating Freshwater for a second place by a neck. Second heat. They all ran well together throughout, the result being:— Ferryman 1 Jenny Jones 2 Gay Lad .$ Freshwater beaten by half a neck. Pony Race.-Thirteen bands and under 7s 6d entrance, with X3 added; also, a Hunting Whip, by Mr WarloWf Pembroke, lOst each. Mr Williams's Dick Turpin (Matthias). 1 Mr Hancock's Tom Sayers (Lloyd) 2 Mr Gasking's Fanny Grey (Mr Boultbee) 3 Dick Turpin made play throughout, and- won easily by a dozen lengths. A Sweepstakes of 10 sovs. each Mr Boultbee's Liberty (owner) 1 Captain Sewell's Paddy from Cork (Capt Fitzroy). 2 Captain Mansell's Knight of Saint Patrick (owner). 3 This was a good race, all going well together to the finish Liberty winning by half a length; good third. The Garrison Stakes, ridden by officers of the army and navy ZI entrance, with £8 added list each. Lieut. Anderson's Ferryman (Mr. Boultbee) 1 Captain Fitzroy's Kitty (owner) 2 Lieut. Fletcher's Business (owner) 3 Race—Business made the running until collared by Ferryman, who won cleverly, the result being as above. MATCH. Mr James's Myrtle (Hitchings) 1 Mr Garking's Fanny Grey (Lumbye) 2 Mr Hiwhings steered Myrtle cleverly, Fanny not hav- ing the ghost of a chance in the race. This concluding the proceedings, and the vast concourse departed, well pleased with the amusements. In the evening an ordinary was held at the Victoria Hotel—Chairman, Lieutenant Anderson, 37th Regiment; William Hulm Esq., vice-chairman. The catering of mine hostess, Mrs Jenkins, was of a first-class description, reflecting much credit upon her cusine department. Songs and toasts were the order of the evening, the com- pany departing well pleased with the proceedings. About fifty gentlemen sat down to dinner.
MILFORD IMPROVEMENT COMMISSIONERS. The usual ordinary monthly meeting of the Milford Improvement Commissioners was held at their Board Room, commencing at six p.m. on Friday, the 16th in- stant. Present—Mr J. D. Roberts, chairman, Messrs W. R. Durant, Garrett, Williams, Hodges, Edwards, Hughes, and Powell. The new Commissioners Messrs Hodges and Edwards having signed the necessary declaration, the minutes of the last meeting were read, confirmed, and signed by the Chairman of such meeting. Proposed by Mr Durant, seconded by Mr Garrett, and resolved, 'That Mr Hodges be elected one of the Finance Committee for the ensuing year.' Proposed by Mr Powell, seconded by Mr Hughes, and resolved, 'That Captain Darke be elected a Commissioner in lieu of Captain J. Lewis, resigned.' In consequence of the Report of the Bridge Committee not being forthcoming, it was ordered that the same be completed and laid before next meeting. It was also resolved, 'That the Finance Committee do meet on the Wednesday evening preceding each monthly meeting.' The Chairman having read the letters relating to the alleged neglect of Roberts in laying water services, it was ordered that Messrs Durant, Edwards, Williams, and the Clerk do measure and check the services already laid and report upon the same next meeting. Complaints having been made to the Commissioners as to the state of the Market, it was ordered that the Lessee be requested by the Inspector of Nuisances, to keep the same, with the approaches thereto, in better order than at present. It was also ordered that Mr B. Howell be requested to remove the accumulated rubbish off the roads, or that the same be removed at his expense, as per conditions of letting; That the Colleotor be requested to call to-morro^ (Saturday) upon all those owing arrears of rates, and » not then paid to obtain summonses indiscriminately against defaulters on Monday, the 19th ult j That the collector be ordered to prepare and serve de- mand notes upon the respective tenants of the Observa; tory Farm, and to obtain the rates due from the salB forthwith; h That Mr Wilson, Surveyor, be communicated relative to his rendering certain information as to n valuation of property in the Milford Improvenaen District; .nfl That the Highway Committee be requested to exaoai the road alleged to be out of repair, and to report on same by next meeting; fcarrelB That the Gas manager be requested to procure in which to store tar, that the price per barrel °° shillings, and per gallon threepence; be That the Collectors' monthly statement of accoun referred to the Finance Committee; „™rtaiQ That* the Valuation Committee be requested to • whether the published Ordnance Maps are suited w .n requirements of the Commissioners, and if s° the same i
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MILFORD. SmpWRECK.—The ketch, Sarah Ann, of Gloucester, bound from Cardiff to Waterford with coals, was struck by a heavy sea off Skomar Island, which carried away her rudder, and having sprung a leak at the same time, the crew were obliged to abandon her, which they did in the boat, and got on board a schooner, which took them to the mouth of the harbour. They then came up to Milford, and were forwarded to their homes (per rail- way) by Captain Lewis, agent to the Shipwrecked and Fishermen Mariners' Society.