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HAVERFORDWEST POSTAL REGULATIONS Peatmaster-MR BRTANT Evenis. UP JlrArL TO LONDON. Box Closes I Late letters with addi- | Departure of 4,34 p.m. I tionalstamp, 5.5. | Mai 15.15 p.m. UP MAIL TO THE NORTH. Box Closes | Late letters with addi-I Departureof 10.45 a.m. I tionalstamp, 11.10 Mail 11.27 a. m. MMTBOWN MAIL TO FNMBROKE, PEMBEOKE-DOCK, MILFOKB tND IRELAND. Box Closes j Late letters with addi- | Departure of 9.50 p.m. j tionalstamp, 10 p.m. Mail 5 a.ra. OWJJNJi BOWK MAIL TO PKMBROKS, &C., &C., AND IRELAND. Box Closes | Late letters -with addi- j Departure of S.20 p.m. I tiona! stamp, 1.30. Mail 1.35 p.m. .London Down Mailarrives 6.35 a.m. Letters delivered 7.35 p.m. North Down Mailarrives 1.50 p.m. Letters delivered 2.30 p.m. First Up Mailfrom Milford, &c.,arrives 11.35 am. Lettersdelivered 2,31} p.m. Second UpMail from Milford.&c,arrives 5.30 ).m. Letters-lelivered 6.0 p.m. The public are recommended when applying foi jney Orders, to use printed Application Forms,' which save time, and afford greater security than verbal messages against mistakes. These forms are supplied gratuitously at all offices to any one requiring- money orders. The commission on inland money orders is as follows: On sums not exceeding £2. 3d. Above £ 2 do do £ 5 6d. „ 95 do do £ 7 9d. „ 1;7 do do £ 10 Is. The commission on Money Orders payable in Canada, Cape o Good Hope, New South Wales, New Zealand, Queensland Australia is fourfold these sums, and on Money Orders payable at Gibraltar or Malta threefold. No single order tan be granted for more than £ 10. A letter, book, or other packet, on which the postage has been prepaid in stamps, can be registered to any part of the United Kingdom for a fee of fourpence. All letters posted containing coin are now taxed with the -reduced registration < of 4d, and an additiona fine of 4d.
HAVERFORDWEST RIFLE VOLUNTEERS.
HAVERFORDWEST RIFLE VOLUNTEERS. DRILL INSTRUCTOR—SERGEANT-MAJOR REID. Drills for the week commencing March 9,1868. ¡;, £ 1 £ • ci ,3 2 In >» le J3 U b g 8 s 5 5 5 3 > & ei « H !> H fx P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M. P..M P.M. Squad Drill 8 8 8 Target Practice ■Bayonst Exercise 9 9 Position Drill Aiming Drill Battalion Drill. General Muster 8 8 Blank Firing Target Practice Band Practice 8 Captain for the week. Captain Cnrrow. Orderly Non-commissioned Officers, Col-Sergeants W. E. Jones and W. H. Morris. (Signed) X. PEEL, Lieut.-Colonel, Commanding 1st Administrative Battalion, Pembrokeshire Rifle Volunteers.
THE PEMBROKESHIRE SPRING ASSIZES.
THE PEMBROKESHIRE SPRING ASSIZES. THE Spring Assizes for the County of Pem- broke, which terminated on Thursday week, was remarkable for the number and gravity of the cases presented for the consideration of judg-e and jury. The charge against the youthful Mac Lan for the murder of a fellow- seaman at the port of Milford was one which attracted general attention, and the crowded court which eagerly watched the progress of the trial and heard in almost breathless silence the homicide's condemnation to penal servitude for twenty years, testified to the wide-spread interest felt in the case. There were other cases in the calendar, not of such grave importance as Mac Lan's, but yet of a painful and serious character. In one of these an uncle was the prosecutor and a nephew the prisoner; and the charge-that of stealing a large sum of money—having been brought home to the accused by the evidence of his relatives, he was condemned to impri- sonment for six months. Another serious charge—that of sheep stealing, which not many years ago was punishable with the same penalty as the crime of murder,—was also investigated, and the offence being proved by a number of witnesses, the crafty and active sheep-stealer was sent to penal servitude for five years. But if the criminal business was unusually heavy and interesting, the civil list was also numerous and attractive. An abun- dance of civil suits, according to the dictum of a learned Jud^e who not very long since presided on the South Wales Circuit, is indi- cative of the prosperity of a county; and Pembrokeshire, judged by this standard, must be held to have made considerable advance- ment since the last assize in 1867, at which there was no civil business transacted. Last week there were four cases entered for hear- ing two were compromised, and two were fought to an issue before a jury. The most interesting, and to the county generally the most important, was a contest between land- lord and tenant, in which Mr Meyrick, the well known proprietor of the Bush estate, was the plaintiff, and Mr Whicher Davies, the popular Town Councillor of Haverfordwest, was the defendant. A landlord and tenant case has always great attractions for an agri- cultural community; but it is rarely indeed that public curiosity in this county is indulged with the details of a dispute of this kind; for it must be recorded to the great credit both of the landowners and tenantry of Pembroke- shire, that their differences are, as a rule, amicably adjusted, and without resort to a court of law. According to the information ZD supplied us, efforts were made on this occasion in the defendant's behalf to obtain a friendly settlement of the dispute, and now that the case has been fully heard and all its details carefully investigated, we think it must be regretted that the attempts at a peaceful ar- rangement were not successful. The repoil that the deservedly respected proprietor of the Bush Estate, who is no lover of litigation, was going to law, excited general surprise; and that feeling was much increased when it was known that his opponent was to be no other than his tenant Mr Whicher Davies. Why these gentlemen should fight an expensive battle in a law court the local public could not well understand. Mr Whicher Davies was a loj al tenant: his sympathies, political and otherwise, ran strongly in the same direction as his landlord's; and it was in an active sup- port of his landlord's interest in a political contest at Pembroke that the courageous tenant received some severe personal injuries. With these circumstances fully known to all conversant with local matters, it was some- thing to excite wonder that these gentlemen should have deliberately made up their minds to spend no inconsiderable amount of money in a wrestle in a law court, and to give their differences the widest possible publicity. The circumstances, out of which litigation arose, were comprised in veiy narrow limits, and may be stated in a few words. Mr Davies is the tenant of a farm called Steynton Green, a few miles from Haverfordwest, and has held it for a number of years. Some time before the 25th of March last a notice to quit the farm was prepared for despatch to Mr Davies. The notice, according to the first witness examined for the plaintiff, was enclosed in an undated letter, which he alleged he posted sometime between the 19th and 23rd of March at Pembroke Dock. The defendant, who was seriously ill about this time, asserted that he never saw or heard of the notice, and his con- fidential clerk, by whom the defendant's busi- ness was mainly transacted during his illness, also declared" ith the utmost positiveness that the notice was never received. The plaintiff, with the object of proving that the letter was received, produced one written by the defendant's clerk on the 27th of March, which acknowledged the receipt of some letter that morning, but made no re- ference whatever to the notice to quit. It, however, we believe, alluded to the sale of the farm, to which a reference was made in the letter which was said to have contained the notice to quit. The defendant's clerk, who was the writer of the letter, was quite certain he had not seen any notice to quit, and the allusion to the sale of the farm was accounted for by the circumstance that the defendant had frequently conversed with him respecting the purchase of the farm, and that the enquiry made by him in reference to the price of it originated in these conversations. The fact that the letter of the 27th commenced with the words—Tours to hand this day,' was sufficient in itself to destroy the assumption that it was written in answer to the notice to quit, because, according to the plaintiff's case, the letter was posted at Pembroke Dock on the 23rd, and must have been delivered at Haver- fordwest the same day, or at all events several days before the 27th. The attorney for the plaintiffdeposed that the defend ant admitted, in a conversation with him, that he had received a notice to quit; but this the defendant em- phatically contradicted, and stated, in expla- nation of the misapprehension, that he said he had received three or four notices to quit the farm, but that to the best of his belief he had not received one within the last two years. These were the facts adduced in evidence on both sides, and a very cursory review of them must have enabled any one to perceive that the case for the plaintiff was extremely weak. The evidence as to the posting of the notice was not satisfactory, and proof that it reached its des- tination rested upon versions of conversations with the defendant, the accuracy of which was disputed. The jury, at first, were unable to come to a decision but on a second delibera- tion they returned a verdict for the defendant, who now adds his landlord's name to the list of those whom he has defeated in litigation. The action, we cannot help thinking, was a most unfortunate one, and its influence for ill will not end with the verdict of the Jury at the Pembrokeshire Assize. We have been in- formed that the plaintiff has bean served with notice of two or three actions, all springing out of the same dispute. Mr Davies, though unwilling in the first instance to close with an engagement at law, has now resolved to change his position, and in the next proceedings he will appear as plaintiff and his landlord as defendant. One of the actions is brought for heavy damages alleged to have been sustained by him by his landlord interfering with his possession of Steynton Green and by his in- troduction of bailiffs on the premises. Mr Davies is not of a temperament to be scared by threats of legal proceedings: it is not in his nature to turn his back on an opponent how- ever powerful he may be, and once it is decided that there is no other mode of settling il a difficulty than the issue of the very uncertain and speculative game of law, we may be sure he will not turn tail, but fight out the battle to defeat or victory. What the result of these several suits may be it is impossible to con- jecture but it is very easy to conclude that they will not conduce to the restoration of that good feeling which is so necessary for the welfare and prosperity of landlord and tenant.-Pem- brokeshire Herald.
, Z *1° °AL T ELI^GE NCE7""
Z *1° °AL T ELI^GE NCE7"" THE Levee—By command of the Queen a levee was held on Tuesday week, at St. James's Palace by his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, on behalf of Her Majesty. In the list of those who attended the levee, we observe the names of Sir James Hamilton, and Mr Scour- field, MP. LECTURE on Musketry.—Capt. Brady, adjutant of the Pembrokeshire Battalion of Volunteers. delivered a lec- ture on musketry to the Haverfordwest Volunteers at the Drill-room on Wednesday evening. The gallant officer delivered a very in teresting lecture, which was illustr-ited by diagrams, and afforded t he fullest information respecting the construction of the rifle, and its capabilities both on the target range and in the field. At the conclusion of the lecture a vote of thanks was proposed to Capt Brady, and carried by acclamation. ROYAL PEMBROKESHIRE ARTILLERY MILITIA.—This egimbnt is summoned to meet at their head-quarters, lIaverfo.rdwest, for twenty-eight days training and ex- ercise, on the 27th of April. The recruits will attend on the 13th of April, for fourteen days' preliminary drill. THE LATH PROSECUTION FOR SHEEP STEALING.—The farmers and sireep owners in the neighbourhood of Henry's Moat contemplate presenting Mr Thomas, of the Tufton Arms, witb a testimonial, in recognition of his conduct in prosecuting Caleb Morris, who was condemned to penal servitude fot five years at the hte assises. A meeting will shortly be called at Henry's Moat for the purpose of presenting the testimonial to Mr Thomas, which will consist of a aum of money, and is intended to defray the expenses incurred by the prosecutor in bringing the sheep stealer to justice. THH QUEEN'S JOURNAL IN WEI^H.—In consequence of representations made to Her Majesty as to the large number of her Welsh subjects who,still speak the lan- guage of their fathers, Her Majesty has been pleased to direct that the 4 Journal' shall be translated into the an- cient language of the Cymry. Sir Thomas Biddulph, by command of Her Majesty, has requested the Rev J. Jones, vicar of Llandissiliogogo, near New Quay, Cardiganshire, an eminent Welsh scholar, to undertake the work. This act of Her Majesty has given great satisfaction to the Weleh-apeaking population of the Principality, than whom there are no more loyal subjects within the vast realms of the British empire.-Timcs, March :1. Accident—On Saturday weeb.whilst a coachman in the employ of J. P. LI. Phillips, Esq, of Dale Castle, was driving a spirited horse down St. Thomas Green, the animal from some cause became frightened and dashed off in the direction of the town. The driver retained his sear, and succeeded in turning the corner of Upper Market-street.. by Capt. Chambers's residence, in safety, but had not sufficient control over the animal to prevenj his taking down Market-street. When opposite the meat market, his course was stopped by running into violent 11 collision with a horse and cart, standing at the entrance. The man was hurled from his seat, and sustained several severe bruises, but we are glad to hear escaped without receiving any dangerous injury. The vehicle was broken, and the horse slightly injured. Notwithstanding the generally crowded state of tne thoroughfares on a market- day, there was fortunately no other damage than that above referred to. TRAVELLING IN A RAILWAY CARRIAGE WITHOUT A TiCKEr.~At the Shire Hall on Thursday, before W. Owen, Esq, of Withybush, and James Bowen, Esq, a sailor named hobert Williams, was charged by Mr Salisbury NIiieswith travelling in a carriage on the Great Western Railway without a ticket.—Mr Miles deposed that the defendant on Wednesday night was travelling in a carriage without a ticket. The defendant, when spoken to about his ticket, said he had taken one at Carmarthen Junction but had lost it. He was detained some time for enquiries to be made by telegraph at Carmarthen. He afterwards said he lived in Pater, and they were about to send a man with him to get the money, when be stated that he lived in Newport, and that his name was John Williams. He subsequently said that be lived at New Quay; that his name was Robert Williams, and that he had no ticket.—The defendant admitted the charge, saying that he was sorry for what he had done, and that he was 'hard up,' or be would not have committed the offence.—The Bench ordered the defendant to pay a fine of 10s and costs, and in default of payment to be im- prisoned for twelve days. The defendant, not being provided with the money, was committed to prison. HAVERFORDWEST MUNICIPAL ELECTION. The election of a member of the Town Council to supply the vacancy caused by the resignation of Mr W. M arycburch took place on Friday at the Market Hal'. Thtre were at first three candidates in the field-Mr W. Williams, of Market Street, Mr John Davies. of Tower Hill, and Mr Thomas Williams, of Merlin's Hill; all of whom issued addresses. The last named gentleman, however, withdrew when a contest appeared certain, and the field was left to Mr Davies and Mr Williams. The following is the result of the poll:- Mr Williams 268 Mr Davies 213 The first named gentleman was therefore elected by a majority of 55 votes. As the unexpired term of Mr Marychurch's office is only eight months, the same seat will be again vacant next November. HAVERFORDWEST PETTY SESSIONS. These sessions were held at the Shire Hall on Thursday, before the Mayor, J. W. Phillips, Esq, T. Rule Owen, Esq, and James Bowen, Esq. CHARGE OF ASSAULT. David Davies, of Prendergast, was charged with as- saulting George Griffiths, of Prendergast. This case (which had been adjourned from the last sessions) was settled out of Court. REFUSING TO ASSIST THE POLICE. Thomas Davies was charged with refusing to assist P.C. Simpson in the execution of his duty. Mr Cecil said the defendant was summoned for refusing to aid P C. Simpson while be was arresting one John Rees, at Prendergast under a warrant. His only object in bringing the case forward was to let the public know that they were bound to assist the police when they were called upon. The defendant said he could prove by witnesses that he did not refuse to assist. The case was postponed for a short time, and sub- sequently Mr Cecil said that with the permission of the Bench he would withdraw the charge. The Clerk observed that the charge was a very serious one, and a person, who was guilty of it, might be con- victed at the Quarter Sessions, and sentenced to imprison- ment for a year or two with hard labour. DRUNKENNESS, &C. Maria Morgan, a nymph of the pave, was charged with drunkenness after a previous conviction for drunken- ness. The defendant admitted the charge. The Bench ordered the defendant to find two sureties in the sum of S10 each to be of good behaviour for one calendar month and in default of finding sureties, to be imprisoned for the same period. The Bench warned the defendant that if she were brought np on a similar charge again, and convicted, the period of imprisonment would be very much longer. George Carter pleaded guilty to a charge of drunken- ness and riotous conduct in Mariner's Square, on the 27th ult, and was fined 10s and costs. James Thomas was charged with drunkenness on the 27th ult. The defendant pleaded guilty, and was fined 5s and costs. Robert Lewis, seaman, of Hakin, was charged with drunkenness at the Shire Hall during the late assizes. j The defendant pleaded guilty, and was fined as and costs. His Worship, in delivering the judgment of the Bench, said that if the matter had been brought before the Judge, the defendant would in all probability have been sent to prison. MATHRY PETTY SESSIONS. These sessions were held on Monday week, before M. Griffith, Esq, J. Worthington, Esq, and Capt Edwardes. GAME PROSECUTIONS. Thomas Griffiths, police constable, v. W. Roberts. This was an information laid against a dealer for buying game ol an uncertificated seller. Mr Price appeared for the defence. Informant stated that be was a police constable, stationed at Saint David's. On Thursday, the 28th of November, 1867, he was at the Harp Public House, in plain clothes. He was dressed as a common man, and had a gun with him. He sold the defendant a hen pheasant. In answer to the magistrates' clerk, informant stated that be had no game licence, and conqequently was not authorized to sell game. Mr Price cross-examined Griffiths as to the date of the occurrence, charging him at the same time to be accurate, as he (Mr Price) had evidence in court to prove that de- fendant was not at the Harp on that day. Informant produced his report and adhered to the time fixed in the information. Mr Price then took the technical objection to the in- formation, that the defendant was charged with the offence 'he being a licensed dealer;' the tact being that he was riot licensed, but only in the employ of one who was, and that the charge made had not been proved and must therefore be dismissed. The Bench, on the advice of their clerk, held the ob- jection fatal, and dismissed the case. tlon Thomas Griffiths v. W. This was an in. o™3 under the same statute as the last, and similar circum stances. Mr Owen appeared for the defence.. oB Thomas Griffiths said he was a police officer, £ W» the 29th day of November, 1867, sold two partridge* » Hill, he (the informant) not having a game certifianW* In cross-examination he admitted that he bad gone W the Harp in disguise for the purpose of inducing thedC fendant to buy game. Hill did not come, but he sent a boy out to him. He did not know why the charge wal made three months after the offence was committed. Mr Owen admitted that the defendant had been guilty of a breach of the strict letter of the law, but asked tM magistrates to weigh carefully the attending circumstances. The time that had been suffered to elapse since the oSeacO was stated to have been committed threw great obstacles in the way of the defence Had it been allowed to run three days longer the law itself would have interfered to prevent the prosecution. Again, police officers were ap- pointed to prevent the commission of offences against tM law, and nothing could justify their inducing people to commit them. It was most disgraceful that a policeman should assume a disguise with the avowed object Of seducing a man to be guilty of an infraction of the laff»» and for the purpose of subsequently prosecuting hiint and sharing whatever penalty might be fixed upon Under these circumstance the magistrates could but intleC a very light penalty. The magistrates, having deliberated, fined the defenQallS X5 and costs. BOOSE PETTY SESSIONS. These sessions wore held at the Sbire Hall on Saturdalf before O. E. Davies, Esq. A. B. Starbuck, Esq, J. P. Jones, Esq, and 8. Harford, Esq. DESERTING SERVICED Thomas Gambol, a farm servant, was charged with deserting the service of his master, Mr William William8* of Darn Lake. In reply to the charge, The defendant said be left his service because be could not get sufficient butter, and that the bed he was provided witlf was not ftt to sleep in. The quantity of butwj supplied was abowt foalf of what he ought to have, the bed was covered with old bags whicti, having at one time contained superphosphate, smelled dreadfully. The bed, too, was in the stable, and so near the horses, tbaG they kicked it till it shook. The complainant deposed that a complaint <WC? made by the servants about the quantity of butter, aD. more was given them. The bed was a good one, and tJ9 complaint had been made respecting it. The defendant said be' was afraid to complain to, b\t master, because of the threats he used. He could orinØ the servants to prove the truth of what be had said abOUt the bed. The complainant said that the bed could be seen by anybody, and was a good one.. The Bench adjourned the case for the production of additional evidence. DRUNKENNESS AND RIOTOUS CONDUCT. Charlotte Dawson was charged with drunkenness and riotous conduct. The defendant was in attendance, but had been expelled from the Court some time previously for drunkenness find noisy conduct. When the case was called on, the pollce reported that the defendant was still on the premises, but so drunk that she was not able to move about. The Bench said they could not hear the case of the defendant when she was in such a state of intoxication* and adjourned the case for a week to await Mrs DaWSO"8 return to sobriety. Subsequently Mrs Dawson was taken care of by tbO Haverfordwest police, and removed to the police station. CHARGE OF STEALING A C!.OCK. d James Thomas, a sailor, residing at Roch, was charged with stealing a clock of the value of £ 1 43 6d, the pro* perty of his brother-in-law, William Owen. Mrs Owen, wife of the complainant, and sister of the accused, stated that the accused came to her hOuseOM Sunday evening and took away tbe clock. He said it was his. and that he had paid for it. She bought it Of Mr' M'Convil, ofUzmaston. The accused said he boueht the clock about setS- years ago, and that it was in the house of his moth^ with whom he made bis home when be returned from sea. His mother had died, and he n°v away the clock because it was his property* clocu was supplied by M'Convil, and he paid for it- M'Convil said he sold a clock in the house referred » but it was so long ago that he could not recollect V* paid him for it. The Beach said that it was a case for the County Court, and dismissed the charge. WILFUL DAMAGE. The same defendant was then charged by his brotbef' in-law with breaking open the door, and doing to the extent of Is 2d. Mrs Owen deposed that on Monday the defenda" came to the door, and she would not let him in. burst it open, and injured the lock. The defendant said the door was his mother's prop and she being dead, a part of it belonged to him. *■ wanted to get his things out of the house, for some of11 money had been taken away. The Bench said the defendant had no right to bre open the door, and fined him lOa and costs, amollDtlPg altogether to £1 3s 5d.
T E N B Y.
T E N B Y. TOWN HALL.—On March the 5th before the Mayor, Catherine, wife of Thomas Parcell was charged by P-V' John Beynon, with being drunk and disorderly fined and 2J 6d costs. Amuunt paid. CHARITY TRUSTEES.—At a special meeting on TueE week, present,—The Archdeacon of St David's, in chair, Rev J. Phelps, N. J. Dunn, H. SanderS) Smyth, and T. Stokes, Esqrs, the following were nominated to fill the vacant Trusteeships :—" • Hamilton, W. H. Richards, and G. White. Esqrs. SAUNDERSFOOT.—One day last week an aC^0gj occurred at Saundersfoot. An elderly lady named fell from the top to the bottom of a flight of stairs. fell with her head down, and but for being rescued w her perilous position she would undoubtedly have be^ suffocated, she having broken her arm and been by the violence of the fall. On Monday week the Telegraph office was opened public for the transmision of messages: a great boon thus been secured to the public. Tenby is no singular by its isolation from the populous centres o empire. Whether the Electric Telegraph is a. oUr unmixed benefit or not may be doubted, and it JS N^LTUEC province to enquire, but one thing is certain. towns being in possession of the Telegraph absolutely necessary that a place like Tenby shouid one also. We have heard of persons who thoroughly to cast off the trammels and cares ol life during their seaside holidays have sought an out of reach of Telegraphs, letters, subscription think circulating libaries and German bands. But W<3 most ordinary people are willing to accept these inconveniences, bar the German bands, and as the great majority of the visitors to Tenby the Telef> may be looked upon as an additional convenience.
PEMBROKE. d 3^^ MANORBIER. — On Friday evening Mr and their Greenish entertained the church choir to supper, ^ag residence, Glanjmor Villa. A most pleasant eveni spent. Several glees, songs, &c were sung, Mrs w presiding at the pianoforte.—On Thursday las the anniversary of his wedding day, Mr to Sea View House, treated the young men te8> a sumptuous dinner, and gave the school chu ^0 cake, &c. A shoot^pg match was also held u^g grflt sands, the prizes being given by Mr Piatt. jjr prize was won by Mc A. Piatt, and the secon John Grigg. PEMBROKE PETTY SESSIONS. BOROUGH SESSIONS. FOEFOR0 [Town Hall, Saturday, February 29tb, 1868, f yftfi P.Jones, Esq, mayor, Wm Hulm, &nd P j Hustler, Esqrs, and Doctors Mansel and Br> ^0agbt James Smith, a private in the 3/till eg., tjj6 up, in custody, charged by James Bak yi Public House, Market Street, Pembroke