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LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. HAVERFORDWEST CRICKET CLUB —A Match is ar- ranged to be played on Portfield on Friday afternoon next, between eleven of the Married and the like num- ber of the Single members of the Haverfordwest Club. Wickets to be pitched at half past thiee o'clock. Mem- bers are invited to attend. We have much pleasure In announcing that the name of the Rev J. W. Gibbon appears as a successful candidate for Deacon's Orders at the Trinity Ordination in Saint Asiph's Cathedral, by the Lord Bishop of that Diocese. Tha rev gentleman was, on the same day, licensed to the Curacy of Kerry, Newtown, North Wales. BOROUGHS (ENGLAND AND WALES). —A Parliamentary return was published on the 23rd inst., giving the names of those boroughs in Enghnd and Wales having a population of less than 10.000 and more than 8,000: according to the census of 186'1. These boroughs are 17 in number, and are Reigate, Poole. Lewes, Frome, Wind,ior, Christchurch, Shaftesbury, Tavistock, Wilton, Helstone, Chipping Wycombe, Rye, Malton, Chichester, Stamford, Guildford, and Haverfordwest (district). HAVBRFORDWBST RIFLE CORPS.—The competition for the prize given by Col. Peel for attendance at drill during the month of May will take place on Monday, the ilth of June, at 200 and 600 yards, five rounds-at each dis- tance, Wimbledon targets and scoring. The date of the contest, according to the rul?8, would fall on Monday, the 4th of June, but in consequence of the targets being required on that day for the match for the Tasker Chal- lerigi Cup, the shooting has been postponed to the 11th of Jane. THE OYSTER FisHEMES.—We extract the following from the OwlThe lovers of oysters will be glad to hear that a bill to regulate the cultivation of this luscious mollusc is shortly to be introduced in the House of Commons by Mr Milner Gibson. The main object of th'.i measure will be to enable the Board of Trade to givi permission to oyster breeders to obtain grants of tha foreabores for the purposes of oyster cultivation. ROYAL PKM-BBOKESHIRB ARTILLERY MILITIA,—The trV:nit' £ of this regiment has, owing to the fine weather wh;ch has prevailed since its embodiment, been proceeded with wiih ut interruption. During last week a detach- ment fronj each ba tcry proceeded to Pembroke Dock for the purpoie of target praeMce at long ranges with the big grins of t le Dockyard Batteries: The practice was very good, and the guns were served with a rapidity and smartness which eacitfld much surprise, and afforded ample, nroof of the. excellence of the instruction imparted to ihern by the able gunnery instructor of the regiment, Sergeant Hicks. We understand that the inspection will take place on Thursday, the Slst inst. THE TRADE IN LIVF. POULTRY.—A correspondent of the limes writes;—'id-day, at the Midland Railway station as Gloucester, 1 saw three large wicker cages densely paefced with ducus and lowls, and a servant of station, seeing my attention directed to the suffering s'.ata of the birds, informed are the hamper had been all day coming up from Milford, and had lett Waterford the day previous. The heal of the weather was great, and there was no possibility of giving the birds food and water, and several or them in the centre of the cages were seen to be dead. I question if humane people would ad- mit poultrv to their tables which had been known to .mndergo such treatment. Tha hampers were addressed "'l1iâ VVaterioid aim Milford, Foster and Sons, Smithfield, Hum Ingham. From Daniel Gleeson, Limerick, WHITMONDAY.—This day was observed as a general holiday, the various places of business being closed The weather being very fine, numbers of persons made excursions to various places in the county many visited Tenby, while others went to Martletwy, where pony races took place, and good sport was afforded. There was also a large number of visitors at Little Haren, where some pedestrian contests were got up, and were participated in with a hearty gocd will by all classes. The battalion drill of the Volunteers also attracted numerous spectators to Portfield, where the vast con- course of people, decked out in their holiday attire, brought back to the recollection of many, the great sporting gatherings of former days. FREEHOLDERS AND VoTERS.—On Saturday a return was issued showing that the following are counties of cities and counties of towns which return members to Parliament, or did so before 1832 :-Berwick-upol1- Tweed, Bristol, Canterbury, Carmarthen, Chester, Coventry, Exeter, Gloucester, Haverfordwest, Kington- upon-Hull, Lichfield, Lincoln, London, Newcastle-upon- Tyne, Norwich, Nottingham, Poole, Southampton, Wor- cester, York. The following are the counties of cities and counties of towns in which the freeholders vote or votea for the city or borough in respect of their freeholds situated in them, and the number of freeholders now upon the registerBristol, 1,920; Exeter, 1,013; Ha- verfordwest, 215; Lichfield, 211; Norwich, 1,272; Not- tingham, 1,027. The counties of the cities and towns included in the first list and not comprised in the second were (with the exception of Berwick-upon-Tweed) in- corporated with adjoining counties for the purpose of eleoting knights of the shire, by 2 William 4, o. 45, s. 17 The right of election for Berwick-upon-Tweed, prior to the Reform Act, appears to have been in the freemen resi- dent and non-resident. By the 5 and 6 Victoria, c. 110, the county of the city of Coventry is in all respects,' constituted part of the county of Warwick. WALES AND THE CATTLE PLAGUE.-In the House of Commons, on the 18th inst, Mr Read asked the Secre- tary of State for the Home Department whether it was the intention of Her Majesty's Government to allow the general sale of cattle at markets, fairs, and public auction after the 1st of June, and whether, if any alterations in the present restrictions were contemplated, he would state those alterations to the House. In reply, Sir G. Grey said that the present opinion of Her Majesty's Government was, that it would be inexp dient to make any alterations in the Order of the Privy Council, which would expire on the 1st of June, imposing restrictions upon the open sales of cattle at fairs and markets, and therefore they proposed to renew that Order not for a specified time, but until any other Ordep should be made in reference to this subject. Representations had reached him from three counties in Wales, alleged to be entirely free from the cattle plague, praying for some relaxation of the restrictions now in force. It was alleged that it was difficult to get people to go up to the various farms to purchase cattle, and undar the circumstances their request had been complied with, power being reserved to the Privy Council to re-establish such restrictions at any time they thought fit. EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYED On Monday week,(Whit- Monday) the clerks in the employ of Messrs. Powell, Mathias, and Evans, solicitors, oi this town, were treated by their employers to a sumptuous repast prepared for them at the country seat of their senior employer, J. R. Powell, Esq, at Manorbier. The^weather being all that could be desired, they started from Haverfordwest at an early hour (accompanied by an able cornet player) in a new break, four-in-hand, ably driven by the well- known whip, Mr Caleb Francis; all bent on thoroughly enjoying themselves, a determination in which they were not in the least disappointed as the sequel of the day will show. Arriving at Manorbier after a most splendid drive of four hours, they were duly received by their employers, and shortly afterwards adjourned to the burrows hard by, where several hours were most pleasantly passed in various athletic sports after which dinner was announced, and the happy party soon were seated round a repast which would have gratified the most fastidious Epicurean. In fact the table abounded with good cheer, and it is needless to say that the edibles were discussed with great gusto by all present. After dinner the usual loyal and patriotic toasts having been proposed, the toast of the day was given by the senior clerk, and which was. drunk with all the honours capable of being given to so worthy a sub- ject. In fact, the liberality and kindness evinced by Messrs. Powell, Mathias, and Evans, throughout this and many similar occasions deserve the highest commenda- tion. Various glees and songs in character, were iiven with good effect. About 5.30 p.m. the party repaired once more to the burrows, where they enlivened them- selves by becoming votaries of Terpsichore, for the nonce, and kept the dancing up until late in the evening, concluding one of the pleasantest days the clerks have ever enjoyed, and one which will long be remembered by them for the great Jhospitality shown them by their respected entertainers. These annual reunions are, we think, worthy of imitation, as they tend greatly to dh- hance good feeling between employers and employed. PEMBROKESHIRE QUARTER SESSIONS. An adjourned Quarter Sessions for the County of Pem- broke was held at the Shire Hall on Saturday, before John Harvey, Esq, A. B. Starbuck, Esq, J. P. Jones, Esq, J. D. Roberts, Esq, and the Rev. P. Phelps. IMPORTATION OF CATTLE FROM IRELAND. The following communication was read in reply to an application made to the Privy Council at a former ses* iions Privy Council Office, 25th May, 1866. 'SIR,-I have to acknowledge the receipt of your letter )f the 22nd inst, requesting that the importation of cattle from Ireland into Pembrokeshire may be prohibited; and [ have to state that the subject of the safe-guards to be imposed on the importation of Irish cattle is under the lonsideration of the Privy Council. I am, Sir, Your obedient Bervant, H. D. HARNESS. FAIRS AND MARKETS. The following letter was also read:— Privy Council Office, 19th May, 1866 SIR,-The attention of this office having been directed to advertisements for certain markets and exhibitions of cattle to be held after the 1st Jane, J have to inform yon that the Lords of the Privy Council propose to extend for a further period the operation of the 28th regulation in each of the orders of the 24th of March and I I th of Apt! 1866, and that an Order of Council making such sxtension will be Issued. I am, Sir, Your obedient servant, H. D. HARNESS. HOSPITAL SHIP FOR MILFORD HAVEN. The following repiy of the Home Office to the appli- cation ot the Court for a Hospital Ship for the Port of Milford was read: • Whitehall, 23rd May, 1866. 'SIR,—I am directed by Secretary Sir George Grey to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 19th instant, conveying a request from the local authorities in Pem- brokeshire for a Hospital Ship to be appropriated for service in the Port of Milford Haven, and I am to inform you that the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty regret that they have no vessel which can be given for this service. I am. Sir, Your obedient servant, H. WADDINGTON. ROOSE PETTY SESSIONS. These sessions were held at the Shire Hall on Saturday, before J. D. Roberts, Esq, J. P. Jones, Esq, A. B. Staff- buck, Esq, and Rev P. Phelps. OBSTRUCTING THE HIGHWAY. Mr R. G. Bonniwell, contractor, was charged with obstructing the highway at Milford. The case was adjourned. MOVING CATTLE BETWEEN SUNSET AND SUNRHE. Thomas Morris, of Solva, was charged with moving cattle between sunset and sunrise on the 22nd of May. P.C. Charles MathiaB deposed that he saw the defendant driving ten cowa and a bull about halt past twelve o'clock at night. Mr Williams, the defendant's master, said that the oaWo left the foot at fy ir o'elock, »qd be fully expected they would have reached their destination before sunset; but one failed at Newgale and another at New Building, and they were unable to finish the journey by the time he expected. The case was withdrawn on payment of costs. Titus Howells, in the same employ, was charged with a similar offence, committed on the same oocasion. The case was also withdrawn on payment of costs. ASSAULT. Mary Cousins, of Freystrop, was charged with assault- ing Catherine Allen. The defendant denied strikiifg the first blow. The complainant, (one of whose eyes was very much discoloured) deposed that she had had three children by defendant's husband, the last one having been born on the 2nd of May. She went in search of defendant's hus- band, to ask him if he would give her anything to supporr the child, and meeting the defendant, she enquired where her husband was, when the defendant asked her what she wanted with him, making use of expressions which she could not repeat in Court. The defendant "aid she would give her pay for her child, and struck her on the face a good many times, knocking her and her baby down. In cross-examination, the complainant denied that she said that defendant's husband was as much hers as de- fendant's. She did not call her a —— w-, nor spit in her face. She did not say she would separate her and her husband, nor challenge defendant to fight. The defendant said that complainant struok her with a stone, and challenged her to fight three months ago. She was married eight months ago, and the complainant had threatened to separate her and her husband. The Bench fined the defendant 2s 6d and costs.