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LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. A rick of hay, belonging to Mr W. Da vies, solicitor, of Spring Gardens, was discovered to be on fire on Wed- nesday morning last. Assistance was promptly obtained, and the fire was in a short time extinguished. The rick consisted of eight tons, about six cwt of which was destroyed. ST. MARTIN'S CHURCH SCHOOL.—The children be- longing to the abov3 school were on Monday week taken by their teachers and friends for their annual treat to Broad Haven, where they indulged in various amuse- ments. A plentiful supply of tea and cake had been provided at the residence of Mr and Mrs Martin, to whose ¡{reat kindness all connected with the school are deeply indebted for the handsome manner in which they were entertained. A safe return home was made at a late hour, all having heartily enjoyed themselves, and made the most of their annual holiday. ROBBERY FROM THE PERSON.—At the magistrates' clerk's office on Monday, before John Harvey, Esq, and S. Harford, Esq. Maria Morgan and Mary Ann Faynter, two nymphs of the pave, were charged with stealing £ 25 from the person of John Thomas, of Carmarthen. The offence was stated to have beea committed at a house of questionable reputation on the Narberth roatl. The magistrates dismissed Paynter, and remanded Morgan till the Dungleddy Petty Sessions, which will be held on Friday nest. HAVERFORDWEST UNION.-The children in this union were entertained with tea and cake on Thursday after- noon last by Mr Carter, master of the establishment. The treat took place in a field near Haroldston, and the weather being very favourable and the arrangements excellent, the children spent the afternoon in a manner highly agreeable to themselves and to the master, to whose generosity they were indebted for their entertain- ment. The Rev j. Eberle.and several ladies and gentlemen were present, and assisted in providing amusement for the children. The rev. gentleman distributed among the party a number of toys, which greatly contributed to the pleasure and enjoyment of the day. CRICKET.—A match was played on Portfield on the evenings of the 5th, 9th, and 10th instants, between the 'Volunteer Club.' and the 'Early Closing Eleven,' which ended in favour of the latter by four runs and three wickets to fall. The following is the score:— VOLUNTEER CLUB. 1st Innings. 2nd Innings. R. Williams, c J P. Lewis 4 c A. Evans 0 G. Beynon, c and b J. P. Lewis 17 run out. 3 W. Griffiths, b Jos. Davies. 0 b J. P. Lewis 1 D. M. Jones, b Istance I c Istance b Lewis 0 W Davies, b Istance 7 b J. Davies 1 C.Llewellyn,cand bjos. Davies 2 b Istance 0 R. Thomas, b J. P. Lewis 6 b Davies 11 E. Newman, st. Lewis 4 c J.Lewis 9 H. Mathias, b Davies. 3 b Lewis. 9 J. Bowen, not out 1 b Lewis ] W. Reynolds, b Davies 5 not out 2 Byes 1 w 1 2 Byes 1, w 1 2 52 39 EARLY CLOSING ELEVEN. 1st Innings. 2nd Innings, S. Mason. c D. M, Jones 1 A. Evans, b Beynon, c B. Williams 2 b R. Williams 7 J P. Lewis, b Beynon 21 b Beynon. 13 W. Williams, b Beynon 2 not out 24 J. Davies, b Williams 1 c Mathias b Bey- non. ] W. Thomas, b Beynon 3 run out. 4 A. Istance, b Williams 1 not out 8 J. Warlow, I b w I b Beynon 0 J. Griffiths, b Williams 0 b Beynon 0 P. Lewis, b R. Williams 0 b Beynon. 3 R. Mathias, b R. Williams 0 Byes2. 2 Byes 1 34 61 HAVERFORDWEST RIFLE. ASSOCIATION. The following is a list of the subscriptions in aid of the funds of this association :— £ a. d. J. H. Scourfield, Esq, M.P 20 0 0 Col. Peel 200 0 James B. Bowen, Esq, M.P 10 0 0 (Japt. Massy 10 0 0 Lieut. Harvey 10 0 0 Lcrd Kensington 10 0 0 The Earl of Cawdor 5 0 0 Capt. Brady 5 0 0 It. H. Haivey, Esq 220 T. T. Edwardes Esq. 2 2 0 Messrs. Goode and 0 wen 2 2 0 „ Powell, Mathias, and Evans 2 2 0 „ Greenish and Dawkins 1 1 0 „ James and Son 1 1 o „ Gwyther, Ruse and Taylor .110 Mr T. W. Davie3 1 1 o Mr S. Green 1 1 0 E. Picton Phillips Esq 1 1 0 Mr Daniel Lloyd 1 1 0 Wm. Davies, Esq 1 1 0 Mr T. Baker 1 0 0 Mr Joseph Thomas 010 6 Supt. Cecil 010 6 Mr Henry Evans 010 6 Mr E.J. Potter 010 6 John Madocks, Eeq 0 10 0 C. Pavin Phillips, Esq. 010 0 Mr Wm. L, Harding 010 0 Mr M. Whittow 010 0 Mr P. P. Ellis 0 10 0 Mr Wm. Llewellin 0 10 0 A Friend. 010 0 ROOSE PETTY SESSIONS. These sessions were held at the Shire Hall, on Saturday, before the Rev. P. Phelps, and J. P. Jones, Esq. REFUSING DUTY. Peter Andrews, a man of colour, was charged with refusing duty on board the Intrepid, then lying in Mil- ford Haven. The defendant said he had refused to wqrk because he was ill. Capt. Edward Parnall said the defendant in the first place wanted his discharge, and when that was refused, he said he was ill, and could not work. He brought him to Dr. Griffiths, at Milford, who said that there was nothing the matter with him. The defendant said that the doctor said there was nothing the matter with him when the captain said he would not work. The mate had knocked bim off duty became he was ill. The mate was sworn, and deposed that he did not knock the defendant off his duty. The Bench said that the defendant had not proved he was ill, and they were bound to send him to jail if he did not go back to the vessel. The defendant agreed to return to the ship, and the costs incurred were ordered to be paid out of his wages. ASSAULT. Richard Jenkins, collier, ot Little Haven, was charged sfith assaulting Thomas James, at Little Haven, on the 15th of June. Thomas Jenkins and Thomas Trice were charged with aiding and abetting in the commission of the assault. Mr. J. C, James appeared for the complainant. The Complainant deposed that he lived at Upper Broadmoor. On the 15tb of June he had occasion to go to Mr Prosser's bouse, at Little Haven. Richard Jenkins came out of Mr Prosser's and struck him in the face. The blow knocked him to the ground. His business was with MrProsser, and he had not challenged or spoken to Richard Jenkins. After he got up, Jenkins knocked him down again. Thomas Jenkins said Give it to him, we are his men.' He called out police,' and went to the Lock-up door, and was told that the police- man was not in. He afterwards went to John Allen's gate, and asked him, How many bullies Prosser kept to lick one man.' There was a crowd in the road, and as he passed through them, Richard Jenkins struck at him again, and he was knocked down. He was going home, when Price called out, If you come back I will give it thee next.' He was struck four or five times to his knowledge; but- he believed he received a great many, more blows. In cross-examination, the complainant said he did not collar Richard Jenkins and ask him where his brother was. He did not abuse Mr Prosser in his house. He was not advised to go home. He had papers to leave with Mr Prosser, but he did not receive a message from Mr Prosser to leave them in the house. David Roberts deposed that he was in his own house, and hearing a noise, he went out, and heard the com- plainant ask how many bullies Mr Prosser kept in his house to lick one man. He saw the complainant fall, and some time afterwards Richard Jenkins knocked him down twice. He did not hear the complainant make use of any bad language. The complainant was rather tipsy. Elizabeth Allen deposed that Mr Prosser ordered the complainant out, who did not go. She saw none of the fight. She heard Mr and Mrs Prosser tell Richard Jen- kins to leave the complainant alone. John Powell deposed that he saw Richard Jenkins stripped for fighting. This was the case for the complainant. Richard Jenkins said that the complainant collared him by the Police Station, and asked him where was his brother. He brought him back to Mr Prosser's, where he made a great row. He knocked against him in the passage, and he placed his hand out to keep him off, wh( n he fell down. He challenged him to fight and he went out and struck him then. Mr Prosser deposed that the complainant qpme into his house, and was very drnnk. He abused him, and would not go out. He saw nothing of the fight. Mr T. N. Phillips deposed that he was in Mr Pros- ser's house when the complainant came in. He abused Mr Prosser, calling him a rogue and a thief. Mr Pros- ser was remarkably quiet, and told him to go away. He (witness) saw nothing of the row, which took place afterwards. The Bench dismissed the case against Thomas Jenking and Thomas Price, and fined Richard Jenkins 2s 61 ordering each party to pay his own costs. BREACH OF THE PEACE. Mary Williams was charged with using threatening language towards Martha Jones. The defendant did not appear, and the Bench directed a warrant to issue to enforce her attendance. COMMUNICATION BETWEEN WEXFORD AND SOUTH WALES-THE EAST COAST FISH- ERIES. The letter of Mr George Le Hunte, which recently appeared in this journal, has attracted fresh attention to a subject on which we wrote a series of articles some eight or nine years ago, and upon which we have fre- quentlj commented since-namely, the establishment of steam communication between South Wales and Wex- ford. Fishguard, in Pembrokeshire, and the Bay of Rosslare in our own county, present the most favourable points of connection. At both there is ample depth of water to float the same large and powerful class of vessels as find accommodation at the pier of Kingstown, and between the two places there is but a narrow strip of channel of only some fifty miles wide. No other two points of the English and Irish coasts, available for ship- ping, approach each other so nearly and as a short sea passage between two countries is always a desideratum, for postal communication and for passenger and com- mercial traffic, it is evident that the line of the great highway between England and Ireland runs between the two points. Railway communication with every portion of the respective countries is completed to within a few miles of both places, and no very gigantic effort is re- quired to bring them into contact. They will inevitably be joined together, sooner or later, for nature formed them to be allied but the connection will be more speedily completed the more earnestly and zealously we endeavour to effect the happy consummation. Were harbours constructed at Fishguard and Rosslare, private enterprise would quickly do the rest; but as there is very little hope of obtaining, and we could scarcely expect, any aid from Government, in the meantime, other than an advance by way of loan for the harbour I works, we must rc% upon our own resources, and, in- deed, the best help of all, and the only way to show our confidence and faith in the project, is to help ourselves. No one can doubt that the undertaking would be other than most successful. London, Fishguard, and Wexford are all on the same parallel of latitude, and, of course, all communication between the great English capital and the south and west of Ireland would be effected by the proposed new route, and it would be availed of preferen- tially also by every part of England south of Birmingt am. Postal inter-communication between the southern halves of the two countries would be accelerated many hours, and even letters from London to Dublin, and vice versa would arrive three or four hours earlier than they do at present, if forwarded by the contemplated new line. These advantages, and'the improvement of local property, and the impetus to the trade of Wexford which the carrying out of the scheme would effect, we have on former occasions fully commented upon. But there is one branch of local industry associated with a portion of the project to which we do not remember having made particular allusion. We refer to the coast fisheries. On no part of the Irish coast's there such an abundance and variety of fish to be found as between the Tower of Hook and the Blackwater light vessel. This is a fact which the unparalleled success of such imperfect and limited fishing as is prosecuted upon the ground has made pa- tent. We have from time to time im formed our readers of the extraordinary hauls of herrings which have been made by the few Wexford boats that remained to fish the early part of this season. Other valuable fish also fre- quent the coast in vast abundance, yet this great 'harvest of the sea' is comparatively uureaped-goarcely touched at all. And why ? Simply because along the whole of this coast-line not a single harbour exists into which a good sized fishing vessel can run for shelter. It is a great pity that some persons from the locality were not examined before the Irish Fishery Commission, as their evidence would have shown the Government the great necessity that exists for a pier c harbour in the South Bay for the development of the fisheries of the coast. Twenty years ago immense quantities of herrings used to be captured at Kilmore. Now, none are taken by the iishermen of that place. The fish still visit that of the coast, and, it has been proved, visit it regularly every summer in immense shoals, but they keep deeper water -more out to sea—than they used to do, and the Kil- more fishermen, cannot follow them, for their boats are not suited for going off the shore. The men have their vessels made to match their small harbours and not the fishing. With larger craft they would obtain more ample reward for their industry, but they cannot avail themselves of a better class and greater tonnage than they use at present until they have harbours into which they can eafely run with them. The construction of the harbour in the South Bay is a necessary part of the pro- ject for the establishment of communication between Wexford and South Wales, and as a haven at that place would be of the greatest service in developing our fish- eries, and be an invaluable boon to all boats fishing the south-east coast of Ireland, an additional reason is sup- plied for advocating the scheme in which Mr Le Hunte takes such interest, and which, for the benefit of the country, and particularly of the county of Wexford, be desires to see carried out. From five hundred to seven hundred fishing vessels have been known to resort to Arklow at one time. These would all prefer making the South Bay their rendezvous, were there harbour accom- modation provided for them there. It is difficult to estimate the extent of the development and improvement of the east-coast fishery which such a shelter and pro' tection to the craft engaged in it would effect, but there can be no doubt but that it would be large enough to jus- tify the Government in constructing the works at the cost of the country, if they adopttd fiat course. But, but as we have hinted already, it is a very uncertain thing to depend upon Governments, and we must rely upon out own united efforts (and united they must be to be suc- cessful) to attain the object we have in view, lookin? only to the Government for collateral aid in the way have indicated—namely, in advancing by way of loan sufficient money to construct the harbour. — Wescfrd Constitution.

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