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RE-OPENING OF PRENDERGAST CHURCH. On Wednesday last the Parish Church of Prondergas which has been entirely rebuilt, was re-opened by the Lord Bishop of the Diocese with a service of Consecra- tion. The clergy and choristers having Tested in a neighbouring house, met the Bishop at the church porch, from which the procession advanced to the chancel, repeating responsively the twenty-fourth Psalm. The psalms for the day and hymns were admirably sung by the choir, consisting of about thirty men and boys. The praters were said by the Rector. The first lesson read by the Rev J. Tombs, the second lesson read by the Rev T. Brigstocke, the epistle and other portions of the Communion Service by the Rev J. 11. A. Phiiipps, the Gospel by the Rev J..bn Griffiths, The Bishop preached a most powerful sermon from the words Behold I make all things new." Rev. xxi. 5, and afterwards celebrated Holy Communion. The collection amounted to Y,21 Is. Another service was held in the evening, when an overflowing congregation assembled. The choir performed their part as creditably as in the morning, and a most earnest and e1 quent sermon was preached by the Rev John Griffiths, Rector of Neath, who took as his test Micah vi. 6, 7, 8. The collection was S6 lis. A series 01 evening services is announced to be held during the octave. Our read*, rs may be interested in knowing the history and nature of the improvements effected. On his first survey of the church, the Architect enter- i tained the idea oi a restoration of the old fabric, accom- panied by such an ex'en?ion of area r.s might be found practicable. After mere mature consideration of the sub- ject, however, and having regard no.t only to the time- bonoured associations of the ancient church, but also to the common place, practical question, how best to effect the object which the promoters of the scheme really bad in view, namely, to give to the parishioners the largest, the best, nnd most substantial church which it was in 9 their power to raise, he found he could come to no other concksk.ri than to advise the erection of an entirely new church, leaving only the to ver still to attest the ant:auily of the foundation. In planning the new church, however, he determined still to respect as far as possible the traditions of the old the arrangements of the plan presented certain points of peculiarity and excellence, these were made the basis upon which to design the enlarged plan and although he has now clothed them with a more artistic dress, than in U e later days of the old church they presented, yet the Architect has aimed no higher than to give expression to the thoughts which he found wrapped up as it were, though it may be obscurely, in the testament which its founder had left and the parishioners had faithfully preserved and handed over to him. Having said thus much, we might almost forbear to trouble our readers with any technical description of its several parts: they are to be easily recognized as the same its in the original church. The chancel arch and nave and chancel nave occupy precisely the eaae spot as heretofore, and present a similar arrangement of parts: the nave and chancel nave have been widened by ad- vancing the south wall about five feet southward, and the church has been lengthened in proportion. The character of the windows has been improved, and new and substantial rllols have been substituted for the flimsy and dilapidated old one. The floor has been raised two feet s!x inches, and a drain formed round the entire structure. The passages and chancel have been paved with very beautiful encaustic files, and new and improved seats have been erected throughout the church and ohancel, in the construction of which consideration has been given to the comfort of the occupiers, as well as to the cbaracteranduniformity which of late years have been deemed essential. Small but powerful stoves have been provided for warming the church, which is lighted by gas supplied through five polished brass pendants. Having said thus much we lia,e said all, and can fairly congratulate the Building Committee and all others concerned, on the wMd< m which has directed their resolutions, and the admirable manner in which the designs of the Architect have been carried out by the Contractor. The work, however, is not complete the Tower urgenily needs repair, and fears are justly entertained that, if not done in the ensuing spring, damage may occur to the new church. Pulpit, stalls for the officiating clergy, sedilice, reredos, and organ are 'PL re<l'1'recV ^or which funds are earnestly requested. The expenditure, up to the present time, amounts to about £ 1,9*0, XP,00 of which has to yet to be raised, notwithstanding that the following gentlemen have recently, in addition to their previous subscriptions, contributed as follows Mr John Harvey, £ 50; Mr Joshua Harvey, £ -50; the Executors of the late Mr D. M. Lloyd, JE-50 The Rev F. Fosse-, £ 50; Mr Stannard, j625. It only remains to state that the Architect was Mr John Foster, of the firm of Foster and Wood, of Bristol; the Contractor, Mr John Davies, of Havcrfordwcst; and that the progress of the work was carefully and faithfully superintended by Mr Ladd, Architect, of Pembroke Dock. HAVERFORDWEST PETTY SESSIONS. TbedQ sessions were held at the Shire Hall, on Thursday before S. Harford, Esq, Mayor J. W. Phil- lips, Esq, John Madocks,-Esq, and W. Owen, Esq. CRUELTY TO TURKEYS. John Jenkins was charged with cruelly using eight turkeys by carrying them across his shoulders, their legs being tied by a piece of cord. The defendant said he had carried the turkeys in the manner described, but he was not aware that the law took notice ofsueb tbiugs. Mayor: Suppose your legs were tied together, and thrown over somebody's back, with your head down- wards? You must have known it was cruel to the birds to carry them in that manner. Mr Superintendent Cecil said that the present was the first case of the kind brought before the magistrates, and he was ready to withdraw the charge on the defendant consenting to pay the costs, The defendant was fined 6d and costs, amounting altogether to 15s. CHARGE OF STEALING CLOTH. Thomas hoivard was charged with stealing nine yards of el-tb, of the value of XI 9s, the property of Wm. LIc'Coy. f f AT Prie,. appeared f.-r the prosecution. W. Mc'Coy deposed that he was a hawker, and that on the 14th of December the prisoner was in his em- ploy. lie discharged him that day. On the 11th of December, John Gribbin, who was also in his employ, tad delivered to him some gouds, amongst which were the picces the prisoner was charged with stealing. The pieces were missing, and he asked the prisoner what he had done with them. The prisoner denied that he bad thew, and he told him he should go to the police about the matter. The prisoner then said he wouid see h:m ———— before he wocid give the cloth, and he ODtiimed a warrant for his apprehension. Police Constable Simpson asked the prisoner what he had done with the cloth, and he said he bad sold it and drunk it." Police Constable Simpson searched the house, and then the prisoner took him (prosecutor) and Simpson to an outhouse behind the Bridge End, and going up some steps, he took out of an old boiler the cloth then pro- duct in Court. In cross examination, the prosecutor said that he took the cloth from the prisoner at Pa'er, and gave them to Gntbin.^ He took the goods from the bedroom in the prisoner's presence. The prisoner was a commission agent he had the goods to tell at a certain price, and T^aS t0. re'urn l/je goods or bring him the money. The prisoner said the goods were given to him to sell, and he had a right to the possession of them. Ihe Bench dismissed the case. EXPOSING eAUtON FOR SALE OUT OF SEASON. Martha Friar, of Hnkin. was charged by Mr W. M Phillips, clerk to the Board of Conservators, with ex- posing for sale certain salmon during the close months Mr Price appeared for the Board of Conservators. The case had been heard ai.a former sessions, aDd was -set down for jadgmentat the preseat sessions. Mr J. W. Phillips; In this case, Martha Friar was charged with having exposed for sale certain salmon during the close months. The charge was admitted: but it was pleaded the fish bad been caught beyond the limits of the act. It was said that the fish had been caught in Fresh water Bay in the open sea, and the question arose whether they were caught within the limits of the Salmon Fishery Act of 1 SGI. We had considerable doubt whether the fish having been caughtin theopen Atlantic, the charge came within the meaning of the Act. and a ca-e. was stated for the opinion of the Editors of the Justice of the Peaci, and they state that the fi-h ha vine been caught at sea within the territorial jurisdiction of the Crown, -within three miles of the coast-the (lnse may be dealt with by the Justices of the county adjoining thereto. That in their opinion brings the ca-e within the limits of the act. We agree with that view of the case, ai:d our judgment, therefore, is that the defendant be fined Id for each fish, which were eleven in number. At the same time, as the point is one of very considerable difficulty and nicety we shall be prepared to grant a case for the opinion of the superior courts if aslied for by the defendant. THE LAST HOUR OF THE YEAR -On Thursday night, Do •. 31st, there will be Service at Saint Mary's Church, Haverfordwest. Service will commence at half past ten p.m. There will be Evening Prayer, and two or three suitable addresses. ACCIDENTALLY BURITT TO DEATH.—A little boy, aged about two years, son ot Mr W. Thomas, a shoemaker, residing in St. Martin's, was burnt to death on Tuesday morn ng. The deceased had been left alone in the house, and was discovered some time afterwards on the tire quite dead. BENEVOLENCE—On Wednesday, the Rev. J. H. A. Philipps, of Picton C' istle, caused to be distributed several hundredweight of excellent bet-f among the poor in Haverlordwest. A large quantity of beef was also dis- tr.buted, at the expdlse of the rev. gentleman, among the poor residing in the neighbourhood of Picton, and in other parts of his estates in the county. CHRISTMAS MARKET. — The show of beef, &c., in the Christmas Market, field on Thursday last, though not so large as in many former years, was yet of a very creditable character. Mr Richard Ellis slaughtered a very large, x, fed by Mr Codd, of Sodston, and also two other excellent animals. The ox was the largest that has been brought to this market for s'me years, and was pronounced to be in every respect a very superior ani- mal. Messrs Enoch and Philip White also exhibited beef of the finest quality they had slaughtered three spayed heifers, fed by Mrs Lewis, of West Dairy, and two cows fed by Mrs Jones, of Wiston. The stalls of Messrs James Lbyd, W. Gronnow, Benjamin Phill.ps (Porlfield), James Whi'e, David Phillips, John Daviss, Georue Davies, George Adams, W. Davies (Prrfield), and W. Davies (Prendergast) contained choice specimens of beef, which were spoken of in terms of high com- mendation. Two remarkably fine sheep, bred by Mr Rees, Scoveston, were also slaughtered by Mr Lloyd, who in this department bore off the palm. A nne pig, which had attained unusual dimensions, was exhibited by Mr Merchant Phillips, and attracted considerable at- tention. The Messrs Evans had provided a very large quantity of excellent beef, the quality of which was tie subject of frequent encomiums. Their stalls contained six animals, amongst which was a very superior heifer, fed by Mr Massy, of Cottesmore. The business trans- acted in the market was very much :ess than in that cf last year, and late in the evening large quantities of beef and mutton of the best description were unsold The market was. however, subsequently completely cleared out by Mr Rees, of Scoveston, Mr W. Davies, of Spring Gardens, and other gentlemen, who bought all that re- mained unsold, and distributed it among the poor. ST. MARY'S SUNDAY SCHOOLS.—About lCO boys, the most punctual and regular attendants at the St Mary's Sunday School, were entertained at dinner at the School- room in Dew-street, on Tuesday afternoon. The dinner was of a most substantial character, consisting of the national fare of roast beef and plum pudding. The superin-endent of the Sunday School, Mr Edmund Ellis, and Mr Gwynne Harries, (with whom the idea of a treat to the scholars originated), presided at the tables, and the wants of the guests were zealously attended to by Mrs Gwynne Harries, Mrs Captain Lewis, and other teachers connected with the Schools. The respected curate of the parish, the Rev T. Ault, was also present, and exercised a general superintendence over the pro- ceedings. Grace having been sung, the boys commenced their attack on the good things provided, to which they did most amplo justice. Alter the dinner, Mi Ellis addressing the boys, informed them that they were indebted for the treat, principally, to the kind exertions of Mr Gwynne Harries, who had some time ago thought over the matter, but had set to work quietly without revealing his intentions to any but a few friends. They were also indebted to Mrs Harries, Mrs Captain Lewis, Mr Philip Ellis, and other friends who had rendered the most valuable assistance. Mr Ellis proposed that three cheers should be given in expression of their thankfulness for the kindness of Mr Harries, and other gentlemen and ladies. The call of the Superintendent was vigorously responded to by the boys, who gave several rounds of hearty cheers. Mr Harries, in reference to the toast, staied that be had resolved upon something of the kind sometime ago, thinking that it was but right that the regular attendants at the school should have their punc- tualitv recognized in some special way. A tteat was given to the school in the summer at which all the scholars—those who had only recently joined and those who had been regular attendants. ftr yjurs-were alike invited. The present treat, however, was only for the most attentive pupils, and he trusted it would result in a better attendance on the part of those who were not among them at the dinner by reason of their inattention. —The Rev T. Ault also addressed the bays in an in- teresting speech, in which he stated that a Boot Club had been established during the rast year, and had worked most satisfactorily. Thirty-seven buys had been pro- vided with a pair of boots: the members of the Club paid in a penny weekly, and received at the end of the year a pair of boots, the diffoence between the sub- scription of the members and the actual cost of the articles being provided for by a subscription among the supporters of the school. Cheers having been given for Mr Ault, Mr Harries, Mr Ellis, and other friends of the school, the joyous company separated evidently well pleased with their entertainment. THE PEMBROKE ELECTION.—LIEUTENANT GILMOIE AND SIR HUGH OWEN. The following correspondence has appeared in a contemporary — H.M.S. Revenge, Pembroke Dock, Dec. 17th Sm,- Will you be good enough to publish this le'ter, and the enclosed correspondence between Sir Hugh Owen, Bart., and myself. Suffice to say that I sup- ported my friend, Mr Meyrick, with all legitimate means at my disposal, in the cause of Constitutionalism, loyalty, and religion, against the non-resident member, Sir H. Owen, who was the advocate of Gladstonism, Radicalism, and dismemberment. Mr Meyrick having been con- scientiously supported by all the people in the boroughs, who, setting self and jealousy on one side, had the good of the country at heart, was triumphantly returned by a large mpjority. The losing side, embittered and inflamed, are r o v taking every step to show their littleness. And I. having thrown my weigbt into the opposite scale, Sir H. Owen has been wasting his time, which he can afford, and his paper and postage stamps, which I am afraid he cannot, in writing against me. I am, Sir, yours faithfully, ARTHUR n. GILMORE, Senior Lieutenant. P.S.—I may as well tell you that nothing irregular did take place on board. The whole thing is trumped up; but throw lots of mud, and soma is sure to stick, and Sir H. Owen hopes his party will help him to his revenge. Sir Hugh Owen, Bart., to Lieut. Arthur Gilmore, Lt. M.S. Re. enge., Witbybusb, Dec. 17. SIR,—I think it right to inform you that I have pre- ferred a complaint to the Admiralty, in reference to proceedir gs un board H.M.S. Revenge, on the occasion of Mr Meyrick's visit to that vessel, when, I have been informed, the "-rules" of the Service were not adhered to. I have to honour to be Your obedient servant, HUGH OWEN. Lieutenant Gilmore, R.N., H.M.S. Revenge. Lieut. Arthur H. Gilmore, R.N., to Sir Hugh Owen, Bart. II.M.S. Revenge, Pembroke Dock, Dec. 18. Srs, -In reply to your letter of yesterday, I inform you that you are at perfect liberty to take any eteps your sagacity may prompt you to. I can make every allowance for a man smarting under sense of defeat; as yoti may be after having been weighed in the political balance by the constituents, and found most decidedly wanting. As regards5 my non-adherefiee to the rules of the ser- vice, I thinkr perhaps I knotv more about those rules than either yourself or your friends or advisers, Messrs Hughes, Robertson, and Williams. Y(ju shewed your sense in not mSking vour complaint before.. I am your obedient servant, ARTHSH H. GILMOKK. P.S.—I leave this ship in a few days, but shall always be refdv to come down and use my vote and interest in a future election. WELSH COLLEGIATE- INSTITUTION, L^ASDOTERY.— This School was closed for the Christmas holydays on Thursday, the 19th ipsfanf, when the results of the examination, then concluasd, were read by th« Warden in the Examination Hall. The following pupil's were at the head of their respective Forms:-Forms vi, V., Griffiths, G. J.; Form iv., Francis, D. W.; Form iii., Price, J. M.; Form ii., Davies, IT.; Form i., Lewis,.LI. [The School will reassemble OQ' Wednesday, the 27th of January. On the 22nd an Examination, open- to all Candidates, will be held to Ml up at least Six Free Scholarships, which will then' be vacant. For further particulars see advertisement.

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