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HAVERFORDWEST RIFLE VOLUNTEERS. DXILL INSTRUCTOR—SERGEANT-MAJOR M' WILLIAMS. Drills for the week commencing June 16, 1862. >* ( «* h! «* h! £ 5? 8 3 £ •o "g 5 2 5 S U s 2 5 2 3 te- "S 2 H ? H ao 5 S U s 2 5 -[- P.M. P.M. P.M. P.X. P..M P.M. Squad Drill General Muster Biyonet Exercise 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 Position Drill 7.15 Cleaning Arms Theoretical Principles Company Drill. 7.30 7.30 Skirmishing Drill 7.30 Target Practice )Iand Practice j. I 8 Orderly Officer for the week, Ensign J. R. Williams. Orderly Sergeant, No. 1 Company, Corporal J. Thomas; No. 2 Company, Sergeant W. H. Morris. The Company will drill in uniform on Mondays and Wednesdays. Skirmishing drill in plain clothes. The Corps will parade for Divine Service, on Sunday, the 15th inato, at Castle Square, at 10.30 a.m. XAVIER PEEL, Captain Commandant.
SOLYA. NEW BAPTIST CHAPEL—On Whit-Monday the foun- dation stone of the Pant Teg Chapel, belonging to the Baptists, was laid by Cecil A. Harries, Esq., who. at the same time, delivered a brief but appropriate speech. Addresses were also delivered by the Rev. Thomas ISurditt, of Haverfordwest, and other ministers. MURDER ON THE HIGH SEAS.—On the 4th instant the melancholy and distressing news of the murder, on the Atlantic, on the 30th of April, of one of our neighbours. Mr Thomas Williams (brother of the Rev. Mr Williams, Independent Minister, of Pembroke.) master of the ship Pasithea, of Liverpool, by the steward (a man of cotour). reached this town. The murderer was immediately put in irons, and the ship steered towards Madeira, where he and two witnesses were landed, to wait an opportunity to get a passage to Liverpool. Their arrival is daily expected.
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GENERAL INTELLIGENCE. WARLIKE STORES FOR THE CONFEDERAL S. The Columbia, screw-steamer, said to have warlike stores on board for the Confederates, left Plymouth Sound on Tues- day morning for Nassau. There are two other steamers wived at Plymouth, also said to be for the same destination. THE COLLIERY CALAMITY AT BILSTON —The inquest upon the bodies of the four men md three boys who were killed at the Bradley Colliery, near Bilston. the property of Messrs. G. B. Thorneycroft and Co., concluded on Tue day by the jury returning the following verdict: That the death ot the seven deceased persons was caused by a rush of water into the pit in which they were working occasioned by the neglect of John Harrev, senior- but -he j Ury do not consider the evidence sufficient to criminate him. WHY SHOULDN'T SHE?-A good deal of amusement has been afforded to the angling community of Woodside "y the appearance of a lady who, with gown kilted to the waist, fishing rod in hand, and a large bag in front- something like a Highlander's sporran-daily lashes the streamlets in this neighbourhood.— Whether the trout like some other queer fish, have a partiality for the heok of our fair one, we know not. but certainly her success is immense, as her well-filled pouch testifies.— Glasgow Herald. ARMY AND MILITIA SERVICES.-On Tuesday was issued a detailed account and receipts and expenditure for army and militia services for the year ended the 31st day of March, 1861, showing a comparison of the expenditure with the grants under each of the general heads stated in the Appropriation Act, as well as with the estimates, "n .jr j1!16 subordinate heads into which the votes are divided in the books of the War Department, together with a balance-sheet showing the ledger balances at the date when such account was finally closed. SHOCKING SUICIDE.—On Sunday evening a desperate act of suicide was committed by a younn man named Taylor. Whilst walking with his sister along the bank of the London, Tilbury, and Southend Railway, near the Pitaea station, Taylor suddenly quitted her, and de- liberately ran towards the line, ana placed his head on the rails just at the time the luggage down train was ap- proaching. The train passed over the neck of the unfor- tunate young man, completely severing the head from the body. The sister stood completely paralysed at the rash nt of her brother, but was totally nnablo to render the Tghtest assistance. The young man, it is said, had previously shown symptoms of an unsound mind. A WOMAN CUTTING HER OWN TONGUE OUT.—A horrible case of self mutilation occurred in Raleigh-street rtingham, on Sunday morning, a married woman, i; "ed Mrs Abel, having cut her own tongue out. It reared that the woman had had a quarrel wltll her sband, and on the morning in question she rose about < o'clock, went down stairs, and cut off as much of her i igue as she could reach, leaving the remainder shock- i'o'ly haggled. A surgeon was sent for. but after xnmining the wound he gave very little hope of her recovery. During the day she wrote on a piece of paper that, being unsuccessful in her search for her husband's razor, she had taken a knife to accomplish her object. S ie has five children. UIURDER AND SUICIDE.—An investigation is at present pending before Mr Jewison, coroner for Leeds, in which are involved the murder of a child and the suicide of the mother. The name of the latter, whose age was only 19 vears, was Jane Taylor, the daughter of parents who reside in Wakefield. She visited an aunt at Hothwell, near Leeds, last Sunday week, and while at that place secretly save birth to a child, and left it to perish in a hedge which she had to pass on her return home. The child was soon afterwards found alive, but died on Mon- day morning from the effects of exposure and neglect. The mother of the infant on Monday disappeared from the house in which she lived as a domestic servant, anl was not again heard of until her body was discovered on Friday morning in a pond at Heath, near Wakefield. No suspicion of her condition had been entertained before her visit to Rothwell, whither she was accompanied by a brother—from whom, however, it is believed she con. trived to keep what transpired a secret. ALLEGED MURDERS OF ILLEGITIMATE CHILDREN.—On Tuesday morning an inquest was held before Mr H. B Walthew, deputy coroner for East Middlesex, at the Green-gate Tavern, City-road, on the illegitimate male child of Jane Sharpe, spinster. The mother of the deceased child was a laundress, living at 6, War- wick-place, Whitecross-street. A Mrs Owen, who lived in the same house, deposed that Jane Sbarue came to live there five months ago, and had then a child with her about two years old. Shortly afterwards she left, taking with her the child for the purpose, as she said, of placing it in Lambeth Workhouse, as it was ill. A fortnight afterwards she returned, stating that the child was dead, and was buried at Tooting. On Tuesday last she was delivered of a male child, which appeared to be strong and healthy. Witness, having dressed and committed the child to the mother's care, went to the union-house to get an order for the removal of the mother and child, being absent about one hour. On her return Jane Sharpe told her no order was necessary now, as the child waa dead. On the witness reminding her that the child was all right when she left, Sharpe made no reply. Mra Smith, who saw the child four hours after its birth, con- firmed this evidence; and it appears that Sharpe had only prepared one small shirt for the child. Mr Bruce, a surgeon, was applied to for a certificate on Saturday morning, but his suspicions being aroused, he performed a post mortem examination, and found all the organs healthy, and no natural cause for death. The muscles of the neck were discoloured from pressure, and the wind- pipe flattened and made thin, apparently by being squeezed and these injuries, which could not have been caused accidentally, were, in Mr Bruce's opinion, unquestionably the cause of death. The Coroner said that the evidence showed clearly that the child had been wilfully murdered, and he should adjourn the inquiry to give time to inves- tigate the mysterious circumstances attending the death of the other child. Before the court rose information was brought in that, the body of a female child had just been picked up in King's-square, City-road, by a police- constable. and that there were appearances which indicated that it had been murdered. ANTHONY TROLLOPE ON THE AMERICAN CHARACTER. —Mr Trollope also lets us know what he thinks on another matter; and his opinion, though not the one most popular in England, is exceedingly well worth con- sidering, and is at any rate much more true than its opposite. In describing the common Yankee, and the education under which he has been formed, Mr Trollope is by no means sparing of sharp criticism. The American is not pleasant. He is pushing, conceited, ignorant, and offensive. He is always engaged in proving that not only are all men equal, but that 'they are a deal better too.' His democratic sensitiveness is on the stretch to guard against any assumption that he is socially inferior. The more menial the capacity in which he is employed, the greater is his anxiety to assert his primitive inherent rights as a man and a Yankee. All this is very unpleasant. The conventional poor man of the English novel—nearly, perhaps, realized in some model villages,— who touches his hat, and loves the parson and the squire, and likes tracts and broth, and is perfectlv and absolutely content with the twelve shillings a-week"to which it has pleased God to call him, is a much more agreeable sort of person. He makes us feel satisfied with him and our- selves and the constituted order of things. But then as Mr Trollope asks us to observe, it does not follow that because this sort of poor man is better for us than the poor Yankee, he is better for himself. There are things in the Yankee's philosophy of which the Englishman has never dreamt. There is a dignity, a self-reliance and independence, an interest in the fortune of his country, a hope for the future, a sense of life in the present, which makes the American much more of a man. A very offensive vulgar person may have an existence to himself in which he may display or attain very desirable qualities. The officiousness of the American, his ailly self-assertion, and his want of decent civility, are only the signs that he does not feel himself too low in the world to bave a sense of self-respect and a belief that he may get much higher. In part this springs from the access to the resources of a new country which he possesses; but it springs still more in Mr Trollope's opinion, trom the education he receive;. This is the only thing which Americana have near their heart both for themselves and others. They associate the spread of elementary instruction with the maintenance of their political system, and they seek after popular educa. tion with the keen anxiety of a personal interest, and not with the wavering zeal of philanthropy.—•Saturday Review AN HOUR WITH AN ALLIGATOB.—Early in the after- noon I again landed on seeing an alligator of large size asleep on the mud at some distance ahead of the boat. I crept as warily as I could to get within shot, but he was wide awake, and began to waddle off towards the water whilst I was a long shot off; however, I fired as he began to move, and I could hear the thud of the ball against his body, but as the wound was not a mortal one, he got clear off into the river. Whilst I was taking the exploded cap off the nipple preparatory to reloading—as I stood opposite to a low broad slab of rock just above the water, some twenty of thirty feet from me—I saw the water at one side of the rock agitated, and the black snout of an enormous alligator emerged in the usual cautious way. The proximity of the animal was most dangerous, and I retreated quietly behind a high thick bush, and looked about for the means of escape up the bank, as my dis- charged rifle had left me quite defenceless; but to escape was utterly impossible, as the cliff was too steep to make climbing practicable, and I could not go forward or back- ward without going within a few feet of the hideous monster. I must say I was alarmed, but there was no help for it but to face the danger as best I might; it was a most nervous position to be in, to be thus hemmed in by one of tht most ferocious of the fera natwee of the modern world—a position I wished myself well out of, for as the boat was out of sight in a turn of the river, I could get no assistance from it to scare away the monster, which appeared too huge to be terrified by any creature of less size than itself, and as to myself, I should have made a mere mouthful, a small tiffin, by way of wet for his appetite for a further meal. Keeping a dead silence, I commenced loading my rifle as quietly as possible, my eyes being directed through an opening in the bush to watch the motions of the deadly brute, but in my hurry I found, on ramming down the ball, that I had neglected to put any powder in. I must confess that my heart beat quick, but it was evident the alligator was totally unaware what a nice feed he had within his reach only for the trouble of taking it; but happily it was not to be so. I then bethought myself of attending to the state of my rifle, so unscrewing tbe cap of the ramrod which had a ball screw in it in ease of such contretemps, 1 luckily drew the ball without noise and reloaded. Now I felt re- assured, and knew that I was safe, for I was certain of my shot if the creature saw me and advanced towards me, but it was a most ticklish position to be in, to say the least of it. I now recalled to my mind the naturally cowardly habits of the animal when out of bis proper element in the daytime; this somewhat comforted me, and I lay perdue on the watch, for I could see distinctly the horrible eyes of the brute under their bony pent- houses At last he gradually crawled forward, with more than two-thirds of his body out of the water, and lay with his broadside on to me. Now was my time to disturb his siesta; gently cocking the hammer of the rifle, I took as steady aim as possible about six inches behind the shoulder; the two-ounce ball tore right through him, and went skimmering, in what boys call 'ducks and drakes,' across the river, whilst with a tenific snap of his ponderous jaws he surged several feet in the air, and fell back into the river with a crash like the fall of a tree the small waves made by the blow of so vast a bulk rolling on shore like those caused by the paddles of a steamer. I could trace his course by the volumes of air bubbles which rose for some time after the shot, but I saw no more of him.
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-_8: LOCAL. lWTJfiLLItrxfiJNUllj. THJI CHANNEL FLEET will arrive at Milford Haven on the 20th inst. CALL TO THB BAB OF MR DAVID MORGAN THOMAS.—Amongst the names of gentlemen called to the degree of Barrister-at-law of the Inner Temple, on Wednesday, is that of Mr David Morgan Thomas, son of the Rev. David Thomas of Stockwell. WHIT-MONDAY was observed throughout this neigh- bourhood as a general holiday. In the town and imme- diate neighbourhood the Rifle Corps enjoyed themselves; in Prendergast Rural Sports were the order of the day, together with the chairing of the Mayor. Little Haven had its hosts of visitors, whilst in the upper part of the country Associations of different Sunday Schools were held. Altogether amidst beautiful weather all classes feemed to enjoy themselves to the full bent of their inclination. FAIRS.—The annual fair was held on Tuesday, and was very largely supplied with stock of all descriptions. The demand, generally, was very brisk, and numerous transactions took place at a slight reduction on the prices obtained at the previous fair. The wool fair was also well supplied, and a large amount of business was done at prices rangingfirom 23s. to 27s. per stone. The jig fair was held on Wednesday, and was very thinly attended. There was a small demand i a few sales were rffected at reduced prises. DTJNGLEDDT PETTY SESSIONS.—These sessions were lield at Cross Inn on the 12th inst., before J. B. Lloyd rhilrpps and R. (D. Ackland, Esqrs.—Police Sergeant tieorge Evans, v. Henry Thomas, for furious driving in the parish of Rudbaxton, on the 5th instant. The case having been fully proved by P.C. James Gillespie, the defendant was fined 5s, and 8s. 2d. costs, or seven days bard labour.-Same v. William Uewellin, for the same offence, at same place and time. Fined 58, and 8s. 2d. costs, or seven days' hard labour.-Overseers of the parish of Clarbeston v. George Evans, for deserting his wife Elizabeth. The defendant was ordered to pay Is per week towards her support. Mr William John, solicitor, appeared for defendant. MANCHESTER AND MILFORD BAIL WAY.—A special general meeting of this company was held on Monday fit the offices of the company, No. 5, Cannon-row, Westminster, to take into consideration the following till now pending before Parliament:—'A bill for authorising the Llanidloes and Newtown Railway Com- j iny to make and maintain a line of railway for the i' >int use of the Mid-Wales Railway Company and the lanchester and Milford Railway Company; and a 11ation at Llanidloes for the joint use of the three com- pantes, and to raise further moneys, and for other purposes.' Mr Hawes occupied the chair, and moved that the meeting approve of the said bilL The motion v as agreed to unanimously. WESLEYAN CHAPEL ANNIVERSARY.—A sermon was preached at the above chapel on Wednesday evening last, by the Rev. J. G. Perka, of Bristol. The sermon was n,arked by much eloquence and ability, and was listened to with great attention. At its conclusion a collection was made in aid of the Trust Fund. The organ manu- frctnred by Mr Banfield, of Birmingham, was opened on the occasion. It is a very neat instrument, and the rich and beautiful tone it possesses, has excited the admiration of all who have heard it. The Rev. Mr Perks, in alluding to it in his address, said that he had heard many organs in the course of his experience, but he had never met one which possessed greater sweetness and clearness ef tone. The opinion of the rev. gentleman is the one universally entertained, and the organ is certainly a very great acquisition to the chapeL NON-PAYMENT OF WAGES.-Samuel Morgan of Llandovery, Carmarthenshire, v. Air George Brown of Hill-street. The hearing of this case was resumed before T. Rowlands, Esq., at the Shire Hall on Tuesday, to which day it had been adjourned for the purpose of obtaining the testimony of the cattle dealers attending tbe fair then held in this town, as to whether it was the custom in the trade to pay the drivers of cattle for Sunday. The complainant produced two respectable oattle dealersMr Evans, of Llandilo, and Mr Griffiths of Carmarthen, who proved that it was customary to pay the drivers for Sunday. The former gentleman stated that the complainent had been employed by him at 3s. 6d. a day for nine months, and that he paid him for every day, Sundays included, in that period. The de- fendant did not appear, and His Worship decided in favour of the complainant with costs. TEMPERANCE ANNIVERSARY.—On Whit-Sunday and Whit-Monday, the Temperance Society held their Annual Festival: sermons were preached on the Sunday to crowded congregations in the Wesleyan and Tabernacle Chapels by Mrs Hardwick. On Monday the Annual Tea- meeting was held in the Market Hall, which was nicely decorated with mottoes, evergreens, &c. After tea the Rev. James Thomas, M.A., Head Master of the Grammar School, presided over the meeting, and made some appro- priate introductory remarks. Mr Thomas Evans, of Midway, addressed the meeting very effectively, after wliich Mrs Hardwick delivered a most interesting lecture. Dr Geo. Phillips was next called upon, and gave a telling speech, on the social, physical, and moral advantages of Teetotalism, stating that after 25 years' experience as a teetotaller, he could strongly recommend it to their attention. Mr Phillips also strongly eulogised Mrs Hardwick's lecture. The rev. chairman then de- livered his concluding address, urging with much ewrnest- nees on his hearers the adoption of the principles of the Temperance Society. Mr Thomas then called upon the meeting to return their thanks to Mre Hardwick for her eloquent lecture. The meeting separated highly de- lighted with the evening's entertainment. EMPLOYEES AND EMPLOYED. — The clerks in the em; loy of Messrs Powell, Mathias, and Evans, solicitors, of this town, were on Whit Monday eatertainect by one of their employers, (J. R. Powell, Esq.,) at his county residence, Manorbier. The day wa* all that could be desired, and on their arrival the bells of Manorbier Church rang merry peals. The ancient and picturesque old castle, which claims to be the birthplace of Giraldua, and which is well worthy the attention of any one, was visired by them, and subsequently various f-james were entered into both by employers and employed. An ex- cellent dinner awaited the arrival of the company, and to which, after participating in the various games, and the invigorating air of the place, we need hardly say ample justice was done. After dinner, a few neat speeches were delivered, and some capital vocal pieces performed with great taste, which in no small measure contributed to the enjoyment of the company. During 'inner the party was enlivened by first-clasn music per- formed by the Tenby Artillery Volunteer Band. We are perfectly satisfied that such gatherings contribute to the mutual benefit of employers and employed. DEATH OF 3TR GEORGE TYLER.-—We regret to announce the deat.i of Vice-Admiral Sir George Tyler, (brother of Mr* A"sitr.H. late of Boulatcn,)which occurred on W edneday last at i;.mraven Castle. Sir George, who was fur many veard M P. for Glamorganshire, was the eldest son of Admiral Sir C: "les Tyler, G.C.B., who commanded the Tonnant, SO, at Trafalgar, and was born in 1792. He entered the navy in and in 1811, when engaged with the boa's oi i-'r Majesty's ship Spartan in cutting out French vessels u<5ra under the batteries in (-iuiberon Bay, severely wounded, and lost hia right aroi. For this 10- he )C £ ived a pension of i-00 a year. He because •< I Rear-Admiral in 1852, and a Vice-Admiral in 1857. From 1833 to 1840 he was Lieutenant-Govemer of st. Vincent, and during that period he received the Guelphic Order. He was knighted in 1838 for his conduct a8 governor during the general emancipation of the negroes* CRICKET.—A match having been arranged between the counties of Carmarthen and Pembroke, on Tuesday and Wednesday the first contest came off on the ground of the Carmarthen Cricket Club, near the Parade. From some cause or other cricket appears in Carmarthen to have fallen into undeserved neglect, therefore there was was not so large an assembly of the fair sex and other spectators as the combatants deserved to witness their prowess. We were gratified to see that the portion of the united eleven supplied by our town maintained their post, Messrs Waters and Hatchins each doing good ser- vice, the former scoring eighteen runs and carrying his bat out the first innings, and twenty-two the second, Mr Hutchins scoring eighteen runs in very excellent style the first innings. Mr Hill too showed some skilful bat- ting the second innings. Our Llanelly friends supplied a splendid bat, and no less effective bowler in Mr B. Arthur. Other first class players were remarkably un- lucky, Mr Bernard Rees, of Llanelly. and Mr Bishop, of Llandovery, each carrying out his bat without a score. The Pembrokeshire eleven put forward a capital bowler in the person of Mr Phillips, whose round hand balls were delivered with precision. Mr Phillips too proved himself a very careful batter, while Mr Ware shone as wicket keeper. The match being a two day game, and wickets being drawn before it was played out,- our Pem- broke friends are entitled to claim it as a drawn game, although they have a hundred and sixty-nine to tie. Subjoined is the score:- CARMARTHENSHIRE. 1st Innings. 2nd Innings. E. J. Hill, c. Papillion, b. Phillips 4 b. Tufnell 35 B. Arthur, b. Phillips 4 b. Fitzroy 41 G. Hutchins, b. Duntze 18 c. Ware, b. Fitzroy 0 J. Lloyd, c. and b. Ware. 3 absent C. Bishop, hit wicket 0 absent E. W. Hill, b. Phillips 3 b. Tufnell B. Reed, b. ditto 0 a.bsent S. Lloyd, b. ditto 5 not out I A. Waters, not out. 18 b. Williams 22 J. H. Barker, b. Phillips 3 b. Tufnell 6 H. Ladd, b. ditto 0 c. Phillips, b. Tuf- o nell 1 Byes 1, wides 6, n.b. 1. 8 Byes 8, w. 30. 38 Total. 70 Total 148 PEMBROKESHIRE. A. Parnell, b. Ladd. 0 J. Williams, run out 5 W. rhillips, b. Arthur 16 Capt. Papillion, c. E. J. Hill, b. Ladd. 2 J. M. Ware, c. Ladd, b. Arthur. 10 G. Duntze, not out 6 F. Potter, b. Ladd o R. T. Parry, b. Arthur i Capt. Bailey absent. Tufnell absent Fitzroy absent Byes 3, wides 6 9 Total 49 WelsAman. HAVERFORDWEST VOLUNTEER RIFLE CoRPS. -This corps assembled in the Castle Square on Monday, and, preceded by their excellent band, marched to Portfield, where they were put through the company, battalion, and skirmishing drills. The whole of the exercises were performed with steadiness andprecision. In the eveningtbe members dined with the offioers at the Mariner's HoteL Capt. Peel presided, and Capt. Carrow occupied the vice chair. The dinner,—(which was well provided and fully sustained the reputation of the establishment,)—having been done ample justice to, the usual loyal and patriotic toasts were given, and were well received. The Chair- man then proposed the uealth of the Lord Lieutenant of the Town and County of Haverfordwest, which was pledged amid enthusiastio cheering. The health of Capt. Peel was next proposed by Sergeant-Major White, and was received with every demonstration of satisfaction- with an enthusiastic exhibition of feeling which originated in a pure and thoroughly honest admiration of, and respect for the gallant captain, whose many excellent qualities have rendered him a universal favourite with the entire corps. In returning thanks for the honour done him, the worthy chairman made some very appro- priate observations on the utility of the Volunteer Force, and remarked that at the present moment they were more numerous that the regular army. He also stated that on that day thirty-five years ago he joined the regular army, and jocosely observed that the company, when they were informed of this fact, would no doubt consider him an old soldier. His observation that it must be a source of pride and satisfaction to Englishmen to reflect that in their country alone could such an army of volunteers be raised was well received, and his remarks on the import- ance of attention to drill and perseverance in the acquisi- tion of a knowledge of military duty were also warmly applauded. The gallant captain resumed his seat amid loud and prolonged cheering. Subsequently a call was made for 'Three cheers for Mrs Peel,' which were readily given with equal warmth and enthusiasm. The health of Capt. Carrow and the other officers of the corps was then proposed by Colour-Sergeant Jones. The toast was drunk amid several rounds of applause, and was ably replied to by Captain Carrow, Lieutenant Williams, Ensign Williams and Ensign Philpott. Lieut. Harvey, to the regret of all present, was absent through a recent family alffiction, which has occasioned a feeling of deep sorrow extending far beyond the limits of the domestic circle. The health of 'Sergeant-Major White and the Non-commissioned Officers" was next given by Capt. Peel, and met with a most flattering reception. The Sergeant-Major, Col-Sergeant Jones, and Sergeant Morris Jeverally returned thanks. A variety of toasts followed, and among them were "The health of the Drill-Instructor, Sergeant-Major Macwilliams," "The Bandmaster, Mr W. L. Harding, and the other members of the Band," (neatly responded to by Mr Harding), and The Ladies." The latter toast was, at the request of the company, responded to by Dr Thomas, who, in the course of his reply, remarked upon the obligations the Corps were under to the ladies for the encouragement they had given to the formation of the Volunteer force throughout the Kingdom, citing as an example of the interest which the ladies took in the movement, the pre- sentation of a very costly silver bugle to the Corps by the ladies of Pembrokeshire and Haverfordwest. Several songs were sung, and Mr Harding lavoured the company with cornopean solos played in his best style. The greatest harmony prevailed throughout the evening and the company broke up at a seasonable hour, highly delighted with the day's proceedings. THE SUMMER CIRCUITS. Norfolk.-The Lord Chief Justice and Mr Justice Wightman. Midland.-Lord Chief Justice Erle and the Lord Chief Baron. Home.—Barons Martin and BramwelL Western.—Justices Williams and Keating. Oxford. -justices Byles and Blackburn. Northem.-Baron Wilde and Mr Justice Mellor. A orth Wales.—Mr Justice Crompton. South Wales.—Mr Baron Channell. IRON-CASED SHIPS. In the House of Commons on Thursday, the 5th inst. Sir F. Smith inquired of the Secretary to the Admiralty whether there was any truth in the report that the Admiralty intended to build an iron-cased ship of war at Pembroke ? He trusted that there was no truth in the rumour, as a pledge had been given that only one iron vessel should be built, and that at Chatham, the object being to discover whether the Government were paying too large a price to the contractors for building these ships. Mr Whitbread said it had already been explained on a former evening that five wooden vessels were being built, four at Chatham, and one at Pembroke. These ships were to be clothed with iron; they were not iron ships, but wooden ships, cased with iron. The Archilles, building at Chatham, was an iron ship. Mr Lort Phillips thought extraordinary inconvenience would arise from discussions on questions of detail, which were specially the province of the Admiralty. He trusted that the Admiralty would set themselves firmly against being influenced by the representatives of towns having dockyards. ROOSE PETTY SESSIONS. These sessions were held at the Shire Hall on Saturday, before the Rev. T. Watts, Rev. P. Phelps, J. P. Jones' Esq-, and O. E. Davies, Esq. CHARGE OF CRUELTY TO A HORSE. John Davies was rammoned by Capt. Stokea', the Chief Constable, on behalf of Mr John Colam, the Secretarvof the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to produce Allen Davies, the driver of a certain horse, (the defendant's property,) which had been cruelly ill-treated on the 14th of May last Mr W. John appeared for the defendant, and stated that the summons had been complied with, the driver beCapt^Stokes, having briefly stated the facts of the case, said that he should proceed with the case against the driver, reserving to himself the right to proceed against the owner of the horse if he thought necessary to do so. P.C. Wade deposed: About four oclock in the after- noon of the 14th of last month, I was on duty on the road between the Priory and Milford. I saw Allen Davies driving a horse in a cart laden with manure he was coming towards me in the direction of the Priory from Milford. The horse was very lame on the near fore leg, and drawing very much to the off side: the driver had a line fastened to its head, and walked alongside. I asked him to stop the horse, and he did so. 1 examined the animal's neck; beneath the cottar, on the near shoulder, I saw a raw sore about the size of a five shilling piece. There was a circle round it, very much galled, but the skin was not broken. A little friction would have made that raw. I cautioned him not to use the horse. He used the horse again, on the 15th,-tho next day. Mr John objected to any evidence being received as to what took place on the 15th, as the defendant was only charged with an offence which was alleged to have oc- curred on the 14th. Cross-examined: I have known the horse for about six months; it was lame when I first saw it. The condition ork 1:88 was 8°°d enough to carry him through his Re-examined: The driver used the horse after I spoke to him: he worked the horse up to six o'clock that evening. P.C Raymond: I was in the company of the last witness, when we met Allen Davies driving a horse and cart. The horse was lame. I asked Wade whv the horse was pul- ling to one side while the man drew. it towards the other by a rope which he held in his hand. We then examined the horse, and found the sore described bv Wade. Pre- vions to my entering the police force I was a gentleman's servant for sixteen years, and had much experience with horses I don't think the horse was in a fit state to work when I saw it. Wade told the man to take it out of the cart, and he said that he would do so after he had drilren the load. The wound appeared to have been newly done: it might have been done a couple of days ago. The scab of the sore may have been removed that day. A piece of stocking had been placed beneath the collar to keep it off the sore. It was a very fine day, and very hot. Cross-examined: I thought the horse was in pain caused by the wound on the shoulder. I had seen the horse before that day: I saw it by night previously drawing coals for the Great Eastern. The sore might have been caused that day. 1 Re-examined: The horse was not fit to be worked when I saw it on the 14th. 1 The Magistrates stated that they were unanimously of opinion that no evidence had been adduced to justify them in convicting the defendant, and they should dis- miss the case. Mr Phelps remarked that the wound may have been caused after the horse had been put in the cart, and that he himself had a horse in the cart that week which had its shoulder rubbed in a similar manner after a few hours' work. He also stated that it was his opinion that the case ought not to have been brought forward. Mr Watts said that the Chief Constable had simply done his duty, and he thought that he acted rightly in bringing the case before the Court. If the information had been laid for the offence on the 15th, instead of the 14th, he believed that the Bench would have had no other alternative than to convict the defendant. Mr Davies observed that the Chief Constable had per- formed his duty in laying the information; but the evidence not being sufficient, the Bench were obliged to dismiss the case. One of the witnesses for the prosecu- tion had been stated that the wound might have been caused on that day. When the defendant, however, worked the horse on the next day, it was quite clear that he knew he was doing wrong, because he had been cautioned by the policeman not to do so. Mr W. John said he felt sure that no one would doubt for a moment that Capt. Stokes, in laying the information in this case, had been influenced by any other motive than a desire to perform his duty. Capt. Stokes said that he should apply for a summons against the defendant for working the horse on the dav after he had been cautioned. WILFUL DAMAGE. Ann Davies and Mary Morgan, were charged with wil- fully breaking the windows in the house of Richard John, of Langum. Mr John appeared for the complainant. The defendants were ordered to pay 13s. each costs, and in default of payment in a fortnight to be imprisoned for a month. UTTERING EASE COIN. Levi James, Abel Codd, George Stokes, and William Lewis were charged with uttering base coin. Mr John appeared for Levi James. The case was dismissed. CHARGE AGAINST A DEALER IN MARINE STORES. John Smith, a dealer in marine stores, was summoned for not having his name painted over his door according to the Act of Parliament. It appeared that the word "dealer" was not on the defendant's sign, which con- tained the words "marine stores" in addition to the defendant's name. The letters also were not of the size required by the Act of Parliament, which stated that the letters in the words "dealer in marine stores," should not be less than six inches in length. The defendant (who pleaded ignorance of the law) was fined 6d. and lis. 9d. costs. The amount was ordered to be paid in a fortnight. CHARGE OF DRUNKENNESS. A lien Davies was charged with being drunk in the streets of Milford. The defendant admitted the offence. The Chief Constable stated that a former conviction had been obtained against the defendant for the same offence, and that a fine of 5s. together with costs, lis. 9d., were still unpaid. The defendant stated that he had paid the money to Sergeant Thomas, and that he had a receipt in acknowledgment of it at his house in Milford. The magistrates adjourned the case in order to afford time to the Chief Constable to ascertain from Sergeant Thomas whether the money had been paid. PUBLICANS' OCCASIONAL LICENCES TO SELL AT FAIRS, RACES, &c. The following extracts from a general order issued on the 5th inst. from the Inland Revenue Office, for the purpose of carrying into effect the provisions of the Act 25th Vict. chap. 22, as regards the sale of beer, spirits, or wine at fairs and races, and at other times and places, may interest some of our readers:— By the 12th section the permission to publicans to sell beer, spirits, or wine at fairs or races, without an excise licence is repealed. By the 13th section an occasional licence may be granted, on payment of 5s. for each licence, to any per- son in England or Ireland authoriseed to keep a common inn, alehouse, or victualling house, and who shall have taken out the proper excise licences to sell beer, spirits, wine, or tobacco, authorising such person to sell the like articles for which he shall be so licensed, at any other place, and during such period of time, not exceeding three consecutive days at any other time, as the com- missioners shall approve. In order to procure this licence the applicant must produce the consents in writing of two justices of tbe peace, usually acting at Petty Sessions for the division within which the place of sale is situated, but the justices need not be together when their consent is given. Care must be taken that the forms of consent furnished are properly filled up, and that they specify the particu- lar day or days for which the occasional licence is to be granted. Upon the occasion of established fairs and races the supervisor may grant this occasional licence upon the production of the consent of the justices; but, when applications are made for such licences to sell exciseable liquors upon any other occasions than at snch established fairs and races, the supervisor must take the board's directions before granting them, and in his letter he must state such particulars as will enable the board to judge whether the occasion be one for which licences may properly be granted, and also state that the consents of two justices have been obtained. The licence may be granted by the supervisor of the district in which the place of sale is situate, or by the supervisor of the district in which the applicant carries on the business of a licensed victualler. At the time of granting the licence the applicant must produce to the supervisor the magistrates' certificate and the excise licenses for tbe sale of those articles which be desires to have inserted in his occasional licence. Should any fair, race, or other occasion for which such licence is required, be continued for more than three con- eecutive days, the further consents of two justices of the peace must be obtained, and another occasional licence taken out for the further days (not exceeding three at one time) for which the fair, race, or other occasion may last. The occasional licence will not authorise the sale of exciseable liquors at any other hour than between sun- rise and sunset, nor, on Sundays, Christmas Day, or Good Friday, or any public Fast or Thanksgiving Day, and the licence must be produced at the time of sale when requested by any officers of excise, or police con- stable. Supervisors and officers must attend at fairs, races, and on any other occasions when exciseable articles are likely to be sold within the limits of their stations, for the purpose of ascertaining whether the persons selling are duly licensed; and when any person is discovered selling contrary to law, the particulars must be stated to the board. CRUELTY TO ANIMALS. At the Newport Petty Sessions, held on the 5th instant before J. T. W. James, Esq., the Rev. Hcgh Howell, Rev. D. E. Morgan, and Rev. D. Davies, several cases of cruelty to animals were heard. The charge in each case was preferred by the Chief Constable, Capt. Stokes, on behalf of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The first case taken was that of a driver named James Williams, living at Cwmgloyne, who was charged with cruelty to a horse. Mr W. John, solicitor, of Haverfordwest, appeared for the prosecution. P.C. David Pierce deposed that near Post Goch, on the 23rd of April, he saw some horses belonging to Mr Harries, of Cwmgloyne. The defendant was driving one of them, a bay horse, called 'Boxer.' He (witness) examined the horse, and found great wounds on the shoulder: there was a galled sore, two inches in length by one and a half in depth. On the left shoulder there was a raw and bloody sore, two inches in length by one and three quarters in depth. There were old wounds on the pin bones, and a discharge running from each. He saw the horse at work; the collar was pressing on both shoulders. The horse staggered very much. There was another team there at the time. The defendant said he was in charge of the team. When the horse was taken out, it fell down and lay as if dead for a quarter of an hour. H e pulled it up, and observed that it was very weak. The defendant said the horses were working every day: the animal was very poor—and was only skin and bone. He also saw a heifer there with two large wounds on the shonlderstwo large tumours as large as a duck's egg. John Phillips, a blacksmith, living at Postgoch, said he examined the horse 'Boxer,' and the heifer. The former was in very poor condition. There were four wounds on it:—on each shoulder and the pinbones. Tne policeman was right as to tbe size of the wounds. The collar always pressed the shoulder: the wounds on the pin bones were discharging, The horse went down, and remained very quiet. He also saw the heifer:—there were two lumps on it, and he thought there was a woulld on one leg. He had never seen a horse at work in such a poor condition, and he would never work his horse in that state. This concluded the evidence on this charge. There was another information against the defendant for a similar offence. The Bench ordered the defendant to pay a fine of 6d. in each case and costs. WiUiam Richards, summoned on a similar information. pleaded that the horse he drove was in a fit state to Work. P.C. Pierce deposed that he saw the defendant driving a horse called Ball,' on the left shoulder of which there was a gall two inches long by two inches deep. The collar pressed the sores, which were deep and very raw. The horse was in ordinary condition, and seemed to be in great pain. The defendant was also charged with cruelty to a horse, called 'Duchess, which suffered from a saddle wound, two inches long and two inches deep. The Bench fined the defendant 6d. on each information. No costs were charged. Jamei Harries, the owner of the horses referred to in the previous cases, was then charged with the same effence. There were five different informations against the defendant. P C. Pierce, in Addition to his former testimony, stated that on the 26th of April he saw a horse named Doll,' the property of the defendant, in a very poor condition its back-bone was almost protruding, and the pack saddle rubbed the back. There was a wound about twelve inches in length along the bone, and blood was oozing out of it. The horse staggered by turning from debility, and was not fit to be used. Ball' and Duchess' were working on the 23rd of A pril. He saw the defend- ant and told him that he had visited his farm and fields, stating to him at the same time the condition of each horse. He asked him if he was awsreofit, and he re- plied that he must admit that they were bad, and hoped that he (witness) would overlook it. 1.11: told him that he must report the matter, and defendant asked him tc make it as light as possible. He afterwards asked him (witness) how he should stand respecting the matter. He (witness) asked how he was so foolish to do what he had done, and he replied that the work was far behind, and he did not know what to do. The defendant said there was a distemper in the coun- ry, and that it attacked his horses. He had given his •horses a quart of corn three times a day. The Bench fined the defendant 10s on each informa- tion, and costs, amounting altogether to 97 5s IOd.
TENBY. CONCERT.—Messrs. Matthews and Holbrook, assisted by various solo performers gave three concerts at the Gate House Assemby Rooms; though the attendance was not over good, the concerts which were of a miscellaneous character gave great satisfaction. THE CHANNEL FLEET.—Considerable interest has been excited among the inhabitants of Tenby by the report, which we find on enquiry to be correct, that the Channel Fleet, having on board His Royal Highness Prince Alfred, is expected to arrive at Milford Haven on the 20th inst. The well-known loyalty of the people of Tenby will doubtless lead them to make excursions to the Haven, as it is not too much to expect that His Royal Highness will visit our charming watering-place, and thus increase the many attractions of the town. SAUNDERSFOOT PETTY SESSIONS.—These Sessions were held on Tuesday, the 10th inst., before Rev. R. Buckby, Capt. Child, and H. L. Walcot, Esq., when a charge of assault was preferred by — Mathias, a mason, against Richard and Lewis, Morris, and Richards, colliers. The affair orignated in a Welsh wedding; the parties on returning from the house of entertainment, fell out by the way,' resulting in a general fight in which the three defendants made common cause. Fined 20s. each, or in default six weeks to the House of Correction. The case of a tramp stealing a pair of trousers from a hedge on the road from Tenby to Saunderstoot, was remanded. Other unimportant cases came before the Bench. THE CASTLE HILL.-The improvements of the Castle Walk are rapidly approaching completion. Seats too are being erected on the most observant points of the hill, in fact wherever any fine I patches of view are to be ob. tained, the committee have decided on putting seats; the number of course to be determined by the amount of money subscribed. Besides this, the new way to the North Sands by the Fish Market is nearly finished, and will be a great boon to persons living in the centre of the town. When completed it will form a very pretty road- way, comfortable and easy to all kinds of pedestrians, even In its present unfinished state, it has proved a means of convenience to many persons, and when finished will, we have no doubt, be very generally used. SUICIDE.—On Thursday, the 5th inst., the neighbour- hood of Amroth, was thrown into a gloom by the report that a shoemaker, named Thomas Phillips, had committed suicide. The report, unfortunately, proved to be too true. From what we can hear, the deceased got up and went to his work as usual, and had partly finished tapping a pair of shoes, when one of his children went to the workshop to call him into breakfast, and was horror- stricken to find him suspended by his neck; calling for assistance the son immediately came, and supported the body while she cut the rope, but life was found to be quite extinct, We have reason to believe that monetary embarrassments, partly caused by himself, and by be- coming bond for persons who showed themselves unworthy of the trust placed in them, was the immediate cause of this sad affair. An inquest was held, and a verdict in accordance with the evidence was returned. TENBY POLICE COURT.—One day last week, before the Mayor, J. M. Sutton, and N. Dunn, Esqs., magistrates. -Thoma. Phillips, a seaman, was charged with assault- ing P.C. Thomas on Wednesday night, and tearing his trowsers off from his person, leaving only a cincture of cloth made fast to the braces round his body-a mere 'pitiful apology' for the modest 'fig leaf' oft our first parents—our readers can fancy the situation of the out- raged guardian of the public streets. No I we don't know that they can fancy it, unless gifted with no ordinary power of conception-for who can think of a policeman as anything, but a walking miracle of exactness' in the article of clothes. The Bench taking the matter into consideration, and being helped by a sight of the muti- lated garment, fined the defendant £:2, or in default twenty-eight days' imprisonment in the House of Cor- rection. HOWE'S CIRCUS.—On .Wednesday, the 11th instant Howe's American Circus, having among its members the renowned J. C. Heenan, visited Tenby. In the afternoon the attendance was scanty; but in the evening the circus was filled to overflowing, everyone being pleased with the appearance of the great attraction-Heenan. Though to our mind rather small about the thigh, for a man of his inches, he is a most formidable-looking athlete, and a sight of him is well worth the price of admission. The scenes of the circle are as scenes of the circle mostly are, but the gymnastic feats of the 'Richards Family' are really astonishing. Wallett, the clown, is as usaal ex- cessively diverting and entertaining. The Lancashire Samson, as he is termed, and with whom Heenan 'sets to,' is a prodigious fellow, making the Benicia Boy, who is about six feet two inches, look small. Altogether we advise our readers to go and have a peep, and they will then be able to compare notes when Little Tommy' comes. WHIT-MOKDAT.—Monday last, being Whit-Monday^ was observed as a general holiday. All the shops were shut, we believe, with the exception of the Library and the two druggists: we suppose these were necessarily open to preserve for the public mens sana in corpore sano., The good folks made holiday in many ways according to their several tastes, but very many patronised an annual Tea-meeting held at Manorbier, from whence they returned in a kind of fortuitous procession,' headed by the Volunteer ArtillerytBand, who, ensconced in a 'drag' and with flag flying, waked up the echoes of the half- deserted streets with their music. The majority, how- ever, in accordance with long continued custom, visited Caldy Island; the Island was literally dotted with visitors bent on one common object-pleasure. The excursion to Caldy is at all times a pleasing one, and when a number of large parties meet together, it takes away from the monotony of the thing and makes it very pleasant indeed. We have frequently been asked why the people of Tenby should more especially visit Caldy Island on Whit-Monday, and really here we should wish some of our readers 'well up' in the customs of the people in bye-gone times to come to our assistance; for our own part it seems as if the Whit-Monday trip to Caldy was formerly associated with the religious celebra- tious of the day; and as it was meritorious to visit on 'high days' any place deemed of singular sanctity, the Priory of the Island may have (for what we know) enjoyed such a character, and, therefore, the annual visit of the good people of the main land. What more likely than that the neophytes still clad in their white garments were brought over to the Island to yet further receive peculiar benefit from religious intercourse with the Fathers of the Priory. Mr J. O. Westwood in his interesting paper on an inscribed stone at Caldy Island says It appears to have been a very prevalent custom among the early Christians both in Great Britain and Ireland to establish their communities upon small Islands adjoining the coast, where, free from the chances of sudden attack, they could pursue the objects of their existence unmolested and undisturbed. The great establishments of Lindisfame on the Northumbrian coast, and various religious establishments on Ireland's Eye, the Skelleg, and otlier small Islands on the coast of Ireland may be cited as instances of this practice j while ]' Bardsey Island, the Chapel Island of St. Telcax, at the mouth of the Wye, Barry Island, on the Glamorganshire coast, Ramsey Island, near S. David's, and Caldy Island, near Tenby, have been more or less celebrated in Wales for the religious establishments which existed upon them.' From Leland we learn that the name of the Priory was Lille, from its being more out of the way, and less easy of access than similar communities on the main land. We may be assured it obtained among the people good repute: such being the case we consider our suggestion as not entirely opposed to the spirit of the times of which we speak, and advance it for the consideration of our readers, till some abler hand adduces a more reasonable speculation. THE TENBT LIFE-BOAT.—This life-boat was exercised on Saturday last. One very good arrangement has lately been made: the list of names of two full crews, have been put up in a conspicuous place, to man the boat alternately. Should either of the men be absent when his turn of duty' is on, the member of the other crew bearing the same number takes his place. By this means a proper and efficient crew will be always at hand, and all subjects of dispute and ill-feeling—-so hurtful to this class of service—will be done away with. The life-boat committee come forward with an appeal to the benevolent to help them in raising a sum sufficient to cover the ex. pense of building a new life-boat house in a more con. venient place they strengthen their claims (on the liberality of the public) by a published letter of their honorary secretary, in which he says, In proof of what I have advanced as to the ineligible situation of the pre. sent house, I can only say that on the occasion of the life-boat's going to the assistance of a vessel in distress, nearly half an hour elapsed after she was in the water before she could thread her way out amongst the vessels and boats that were so closely congregated in the barbour. Half an hour's loss of time might have been the occasion of the ioss of life of every soul on board. With this every one must agree; and, without reflecting on the present committee—who, we oelieye, had nothing to do with the building of that house in its present objectionable situa- tion-we must say that this appeal might have been avoided; for, when it was proposed to erect the building where it now stands, the very same objection was urged against it. To the correctness of that objection experience has borne witness. Moreover, we remember backlog our opinion by suggesting that. as the majority of wrecks happened on the South Sands, and as the state of the wind at such times would give the life-boat's crew (leaving the harbour) a long pull, almost dead against the wind; there would be from half an hour to an hour in favour of the same boat and crew, if launched from the South Shore. But the mistake has been made, and what is more must be rectified. The estimated cost of the proposed building is X 150; the ground for its erection having been generously given by the Rev. J. H. A. Phiiipps, of Picton Castle. The National Institution has promised liberal assistance in aid of the undertaking, and it is thus, with a consciousness of the importance of the subject, and with well founded hopes of success, that the committee appeal to the liberality of the inhabitants of the town and neighbourhood. They mention incidentally the ser- vices of the life-boat, which we extract Services of the Tenby Life-Boat. No. persons Expense of saved. Service. Scbooner Nuevo Torquvato, £ s. Valencia 9 12 0 Agenoria, of Bide- ford 3 5 10 Alexandre, Nantes 5 16 15 Smack Breeze, of Milford 3 111 Total 20 jE45 6 Now, of the above we believe the nine men (crew of the Nuevo Torquvato) could not have been saved, humanly gpeakiig. by any other means but by the life-boat. Such being the case-and it is undeuiable-we feel assured that the committee have only to make their wants known to have them satisfied, and it is with bidding them a hearty 'God speed' that we would take leave of the subject.
PEMBROKE PEMBROKE FARMERS' CLUB—The Right Honourable the Earl of Cawdor, Uesirous to encourage excellence in whatever is connected with the agrioultural interest in the neighbourhood, has generously placed two prizes at the disposal ol the Committee of the Pembroke Farmers' Club, to be competed for by adepts in sheep-shearing; and as there are many who, though living in an agricul- tural district, have never witnessed the process of shear- ing, while others are connoisseurs in the art, a large number of spectators may be expected to assemble. The following circular has been issued to the members of the above society:—Sir,—I am directed by the Committee to inform you that the Earl of Cawdor has kindly signified bis intention of offering premiums to persons excelling in sheep-shearing; and that a match will take place on Saturday next, the 14th June at the Priory, Pembroke, at two o'clock, p.m., subject to tbe rules of the club. Each candidate must provide himself with a sheet or board to operate on, and must wind up the fleece carefully. Two or three sheep will be at the place for every competitor, and notice in writing, must be sent to the secretary, by every candidate, at or before three o'clock, p.m., on the Friday before tbe matck, in order to enable the committee to get a sufficient number of sheep. The prizes are £2, to the first in merit and £ 1 to the second. I am, sir, your obedient servant, John Jones, secretary. Pembroke, 9th June, 1862. PEMBROKE PETTY SESSIONS. COUNTY BUSINESS. Saturday, June 7.—[Before George Dunn and J. W. Paynter, Esqs., and the Rev. R. J. H. Thomas.] James Walsh applied for a transfer of a license from James Beynon. A former application had been made for the transfer of the same license to another person, who was objected to. he not being age. It was then refused, but, as remarked by the Bench, the present applicant appeared to be sufficiently matured (about sixty), the requested was complied with. Martha Potter appeared to answer the complaint of Jane Eynon, for having beaten and assaulted her, in the parish of Manorbier, on the 26th of May. Complainant did not appear, and defendant was discharged forthwith. BOROUGH BUSINESS. Same day.—[Before J. W. Paynter, Esq., mayor, John Adams, Esq., and the Rev. R. J. H. Thomas, B.D.] William Brace was charged with being the putative father of the child of Jane Phillips. Defendant denied the paternity. Complainant applied for an adjournment, as her principal witness was not present.-G. Whitly Dunn, Esq., who appeared for the defence, resisted the application, which however was granted, and the hear- ing ordered to stand over for a week.
PEMBROKE-DOCK. ACCIDENTS ON THE SOUTH WALES RAILWAY.—These accidents of late bave been unusually prevalent on this line. The other day the evening down train was detained between Cardiff and Bridgend, through some accident to one of the carriages, and the up excursion train on Tues- day last some hours, by the breaking up of an axle. Though fortunately nothing serious resulted, yet the authorities should not allow such things to pass without the stricted scrutiny. The Haverfordwest Bridge has also been a sad means of detention of late. Both this and the one at Swansea (which has now been in use for many years) should be thoroughly and efficiently in- spected. The latter is of great extent, and fearful would the result be if any portion of it gave way. It is well to refer to such casualties, in order to draw the promptest attention of the officials to the subject, without at all blaming them, or finding fault, but as a means of caution. PRINCE ALFRED AT MILFORD HAVEN.—The Saint George, in which His Hoyal Highness is serving as mid- shipman, with the other vessels of the Channel Fleet, are officially announced to be at Milford Haven on or about the 20th of the present month. The principal object of the visit is, to admit of the Prince's being pre- sent at the launch of the Prince Consort, one of the iron- plated heavily-armed 50 g':n frigates. The Prince Con- sort was originally constructed as a 120 gunship, and was one of the first selected for iron armour, when her name was once changed to that of the Prince Consort, in per- petuation of the memory of him who to worthily bore that style and title. This visit of the Channel Fleet will be a source of great gaiety and festivity no doubt, though His Royal Highness will not join in any public amuse- ments, as he observes the strictest retirement. Apartments are already being secured at the various hotels, and the influx of visitors is anticipated to be very great. THE POSTMASTER AT PEMBROKE DOCK.—Recently representations having been made to the Postmaster- General affecting the tonduct of Mr Husband, he was on Saturday se'nnight summarily recommended to resign his situation. In consequence of this precipitate measure, a memorial was framed forthwith, which was headed by Capt Ramsay, R.N., C.B., and to which eight hundred of the inhabitants affixed their names, and, on Monday, in the custody of a deputation conveyed to be presented at the Geneial Post Office. On Thursday they were in- troduced to the Postmaster-Genera!, by Sir Hugh Owen, Bart., M.P. The deputation consisted of James McLean, Esq., banker, who read the memorial, Mr A. Long, Mr William Glanville, and Thomas Mansel, Esq., of Pem- broke. We understand the whole affair arose from the Postmaster's refusing to issue post-office orders before re- ceiving the money for the same, his conduct being in strict accordance with his instructions. We also hear that an inquiry will be instituted at the Admiralty. and that the i Post Office authorities will re-investigate the whole matter. MATTHEWS AND HOLBROOK'S CONCERTS.—On Monday and Tuesday evenings these popular public entertainers gave concerts in the spacious Assembly Rooms of the Victoria Hotel. On the first occasion the audience was not quite so numerous in the reserved seats as might bave been anticipated from the numerolfs flattering critiques which have appeared in the local papers of the districts through which the company have passed. The perform- ance commenced with an Overture, followed by a glee —The Red Cross Knight—which was greatly commended. Mr Murray sang The Last Man' with considerable effect, and Miss Casbmore displayed considerable ability in the 'Rose of Cashmere'—though her voice seemed rather too finely drawn, i.e., not to possess the full richness generally admired. Mr Jarvis's song Tell me, Mary, how to woe Thee'—was very pleasing—and the chorus, in which Miss Cashmore, with Messrs. Murray, Jarvis, and Thomas, took part wa3 very excellent. Each of these extracted loud and long continual plaudits, which they severally richly deserved, but the enthusiasm of the audience appeared to be pent up for the reception of Mr Joe Holbrook, whose 'Alonzothe Brave and the fair Imogens' excelled in merit the high encomiums lavished upon him by the public press. He was frequently and almost boisterously cheered on the change of the parts in that serio-comic scena, and an encore was loudly demanded. He returned and addressed the Aristocracy, ladies, and gentlemen,' saying he laid no claims to authorship, but he once com- posed a song while at Evans's, which was worthy of being framed and glazed: however he belonged to a family of authors—his father was an author, and his mother was an author, and they were the author of him. This speech, delivered with such queer seriousness, was greeted with roars of laughter, and was followed by scenes from Life in London, which brought forth another burst of applause. Tbe Wolf' appearing next on the programme to be sung by Mr Thomas, our hopes were awakened that the vocalist was an old friend of Cardiff, well known for the masterly manner in which he had ofttimes rendered it for the entertainment of his friends; we were disappointed in the person, but not in the ability of the performer, who possesses a full deep and rich voice, well adapted for the bass solo, and he was recompensed with a dne share of applause. The duett—' What are the Wild Waves Saying'—by Miss Cashmore and Mr Murray, was followed by a catch—• Ah how Sophia'—by Messrs. Jarvis, Murray, and Thomas, was loudly encored, which was well responded too, and Mr Joe Holbrook again appeared, as Jack Hag: as may be supposed his garments were in cha- racter, and forcibly reminded one of an effigy while the grotesque, and at intervals, idiotic phisiognomy, were irresistible incentives to laughter. The personification of an Indian, and how Cain looked when he bad killed Abel, were surprising. Wellington at Waterloo, aided by a chair, with tbe stump of a broom with a cover over it, adroitly represented a cannon, and Joe seating himself upon it, said he looked just so, and the audience had the hero before them; when he got up he sniffed with a sapient grin which called forth another burst. Bona- parte as he appeared after losing the battle, and other characters were equally graphic, and he was encored: on reappearing he delivered himself of another speech, which could be heard only with difficulty, and he sung a song of Sayers and Heenan. The second part consisted of a troupe of negro minstrels. The bones and tamborine were exquisitely sustained, while the jokes and repartee were entirely new. Some excellent songs were sung, but to detail them would far exceed our limits. Mr Cook presided at the piano in brilliant style, and the audience on leaving, loudly declared that many of the parts were singly worthy the time and price of admission to witness
MILFOED. THE WEATHER of late has been very boisterous ac- companied with a heavy fall of rain. A number of vessels have put in for shelter: one, the Ina,' of Dublin, from Cardiff for Liverpool, had her foremast carried away before she reached the Haven. THE CHANNEL FLEET.—It is now, we are informed, settled that Milford will receive a visit from the Channel Fleet, The St. George, Prince Alfred's ship, is expected to arrive about the 20th inst., and will be shortly after- wards followed by the remainder of the fleet. The Prince will be present at the launch of the Princc Con- sort, which is appointed to take place OR the 26th inst. WESLEYAN TEA MEETING.The annual Whit-Monday Tea Meeting, on behalf of the Trust Fund for Milford and Hakin took place on Monday last, on the premises formerly occupied by Messrs Sands and Blacket. The attendance was very numerous. After tea a meeting was held in the Wesleyan Chapel, Milford, which was filled to overflowing, when addresses were delivered by the Revs. Mr Noel, of Pon typool, T. Heeley, and W. P. John. RIFLE CORPS—SHOOTING MATCH.—On Whit-Monday a shooting match took place at the Butts, belonging to this Company, near Gellisweek, when two prizes were contended for. The first, which was confined to the members who had attended a certain number of drills, was a Rifle, presented by Lieutenant Cousmaker, and was won by Sergeant Prior, of Castle Hall; the second was the sum of 10s., open to the whole of the company, and was won by private John Lewis, of Milford. HOWE'S CIRCUS.—FATAL ACCIDENT.—On Saturday last, soon after the arrival of the above circus, a boy, of the name of Dawkins, at the request of one of the men belonging to the concern, took lipid of one of the horses for the purpose of leading him down the Front-street, to the Lord Nelson Hotel, when unfortunately the horse reared and commenced kicking, and the boy having been pulled down, just as he was getting up he received a terrible kick on the head, which so fearfully injured him that he never afterwards spoke; he lingered till Wednes- day morning, when death terminated his sufferings. The deceased was a son of Mr Dawkins, of Hubberstoiie, mason, and was in the 14th year of his age.
NARBERTH. JUNE FAIR was held on the 11th inst. The supply of cattle, horses, and sheep was about the usual average. There was an excellent show of colts, but the prices for all stock were looking down, and the demand not so brisk as previous fairs, consequently the business done was not so large as on former occasions. The Pig fair was held on the following day: there was a large supply of small animals, and a brisk demand.
CARDIGANSHIRE. RIFLE CORPS.—Monday last was a gala day with th< members of this corps, prizes being shot for at the Gober' practice ground. The Company assembled in the mar- ket-place about two o'clock, and after going through a few evolutions they marched to Gobert in full uniform. preceded by their new drum and fife band, which played remarkably well for the short time they have been learn- ing. The weather was remarkably fine for the match, but not good for shooting, there being a very strong wind. The prizes consisted of a handsome telescope and case presented hyCapt. Jenkins, and a gold & silver pencil case, both presented by Corporal Mathias. The contest was at 150, 200, and 250 yards for each prize. The first prize was won by private David Jones. The second prize by private Lewis Evans, and the third piiza by Sergeant Morgan. Several handsome prizes given by inhabitants of the town will be competed for next week, weather per- mitting.
PEMBROKESHIRE BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. SIR,—Pembrok°, like many of my neighbours. I attended the Baptist Association at Haverfordwest, and was par- ticularly gratified with all I saw and heard connected with the annual cathering of the denomination f but on a perusal of a showy placard, conspicuously posted 11)1 neai the railway station, which to a casual observer seemed an announcement that the Rev. C. H. Spurgeon WEE-eX- pected to take part in the services, but in reality a trades- man, taking advantage of the occasion, had adopted this not very creditable mode of puffing his cheap wares. The arrangement for the meetings were judiciously carried out, and 1 can with much pleasure testify as to the hospitality of the inhabitants and the town and neighbourhood which nothing could excel.. Will you come to my house: there are beds and provision for you and your friends?' This was repeatedly urged on us, and by ntter strangers. The meeting on Wednesday was what may be termed a monster one: being held in the open air brought to one's mind the primitive mode of worship peculiar to Wales. The services were conducted in both Welsh and English: the sermons were impressive and solemn, and calculated to do a vast amount of good, particularly one delivered by a very young minister, the Rov. Mr Owen, of Aberdare, whose discourse was one stream of eloquence from beginning to end. It appears that Mr Owen is a native of this County; he commenced his studies at the Baptist College, Haverfordwest: was afterwards admitted to the Bristol College where he finished his education. Two or three other young ministers took part in the services, who had received their education at the Haverfordwest College, and acquitted themselves in a manner highly worthy of their sacred avocation. Yours, &c.t AN OCCASIONAL CORRESPONDENT. SIR,—The circumstance of a woman—no matter how .'strong-minded' she might be—assuming the Apostolic function, by preaching the gospel from a pulpit, is suf- ficiently rare, never permitted, nor thought of, in the Established Church, is practised and encouraged among •The Friends,' and in our Dissenting chapels, where it is invariably accompanied by collections.' In those cha- pels the sentiments and opinions, the instructions, exhortations, and command of the great Apostle Paul arc the prevailing doctrines and teachings. How then, may I ask, can such practice be reconciled to St. Paul's own epistles, from which I now give extracts? viz.:— Let your women keep silence in the churches; for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are com- manded to be under obedience, as also saith the LAW.' — 1 Cor. xiv, 34. (The view adopted by Macknight is, that in the 11th chapter the apostle only adverts to the indecent practice of females in the Corinthian church, without at all con- sidering the right to do so; and that he here FORBIDS them to do so under any circumstances.) And if they will learn anything, let them ask their husband at home: for it is a shame for WOMEN to speak in the churches.'— verse 35. (Observe how the God of order calls for order, and delights in decency, especially in places where his religious worship is celebrated. He has unworthy thoughts of God, that thinks him either a patron of, or pleased with any disorder, either in civil affairs, or religious services.) 'Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.' But I suffer not a woman to teach, or to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.' 'For Adam was first formed, then Eve.' « And Adam was not deceived; but the woman, being deceived, was in the transgression —1 Tim. ii, 11, 12, 13, 14. (And let no woman dare to preach in public assemblies, or in any case usurp authority over her husband or his sex, but learn, according to the dictates of nature and the law of God. to be duly submissive and obedient; for the woman being at first formed after and out of man, plainly intimated that she was made for him, not he for her, and that she ought to depend on, and be subject to him, not he to her; and being first seduced by the Devil, that old serpent, m Paradise, and made the primary in- strument in the ruin of mankind, is a farther reason for her humility and subjection.—BKOAVN.) Yours &c., W. C. CATHEDRAL SERVICE. SIR,—Up to the seventh day of June, 1862, I laboured under a misapprehension, I thought that but one other person and myself, at St. David's, could by any possi- bility write a paragraph to a newspaper. On that day I saw a letter in the Telegraph, nothing of the kind having appeared in the Herald, which 'convinced' me that some third party wished to share our honours. He has exhi- bited, if I may be allowed to criticise a rival, one indica- tion of his mental capacity, namely, that he may be easily convinced so as to believe truth falsehood, and he guesses at improbabilities to no effect. He mentions some pre- vious letters, too, which he attributes to me, while I have an equal right, now that he has established an indepen- dent existence as 'Another Observer,' to attribute them to him, or to any one else I choose. From some expres- sions I should imagine that 'Another Observer' had been attending convocation, but I happen to know the contrary. Lickspittles and toad-eaters betray themselves in every action of their lives, and the best of it is they are 'convinced' that no one detects, or blames them for, their self-serving hypocrisy. If, however, 'Another Observer' has laid himself open to public scrutiny he must not be frightened if he be publicly recognised, and I have no doubt that all in St. David's, who read his letter, will judge of him as of others of his class. It is necessary sometimes, according to the proverb, 'to hold the candle to tbe old gentleman.' Worldly advancement and prosperity depend, to a great extent, upon our due observance of all the laws which regulate social life, but to approve of what is wrong, to defend what reason con- demns, or to be blind to the fanlts of others whose interest we fondly imagine may advance our own, no independent man would be guilty of. Hundreds of thousands would reiterate these sentiments, but 'Another Observer' would not, I suppose, believe them, because conscious of his own foibles and errors he judges all men by himself as, he very naturally calculates others do. 'The bead and front of Sir Erasmus's offending this time' are not what 'Another Observer' would wish. My simple statement was that he distinguished himself, in this quiet place, by suspending the Cathedral Service, without any cause or. reason.' One of the few facts quoted in support of this statement, Another Observer' fancies, or wishes the pubiic to believe, the gravamen o f the offence.' But it is not 80. and upon re-consideration I dare say he will not find it so 'clear' to his mental vision. To close a door may be a very simple and innocent action,' but under certain circumstances it becomes a very serious offence, especially when it involves the suspension of a religious service, which by the laws of the land, so far as property entails obligation, by the laws of the Church, and by the customs of the place, should be performed. It can be of no Interest to the inhabitants of Pembrokeshire, generally, to be told who chooses to close a church door, but it becomes a matter of public interest when any one chooses to neg!eat a public duty. It is quite a piece of new intelligence to me that no persons attend the [Cathedral] Service at St. David's but those officially engaged in it.' This declaration will be received with applause by the non-conformists, coming, as it may, from a pillar of the church. But when it is added, as indisputable facts, that an 'intending wor- shipper' was excluded, and that Divine Service was suspended on the occasion in question, all that Another Observer' has stated sinks into nothingness, and it becomes manifest that he has not removed one particle of the gravamen of the offence' by the miserably puerile justification he has been instructed to set up, and to publish in the Telegraph. I remain, Sir, Your obedient servant. OBSERVER. St David's, 12th June, 1862.
LATEST FROM AMERICA. NEW YORK, JUNE 1.—Refugees at Chicago report that the Federals have occupied Vicksburg, Mississippi, and Little Rook, Arkansas. Refugees arrived at Norfolk report that the Confederate army at Richmond nunbers 200,000 men. Nothing at all definite has been ascer- tained as to where the Confederates have retreated from Corinth. General Halleck officially reports that the accounts are conflicting as to the enemy's movements, but he believes them to be in strong force on the Federal left flank, four or fl ve miles south of Corinth, near the Mobile and Ohio railroad. It is confirmed that a portion of General Banks's division has advanced beyond Martins- burgh, and recaptured Front Royal, taking upwards of 150 prisoners. General Halleok telegraphs as follows from Corinth, May 30 :—' The enemy's position and works in front of Corinth were exceedingly strong. He cannot occupy a stronger position in his flight. This morning he destroyed an immense amount of public aud private property, stores, provisions, waggons, tents, &o. For miles out of town the roads are filled with arms, haversacks, &c., which have been thrown away by his fleeing troops. A large number of prisoners and deserters have been captured. Their number is estimated by General Pope at 2,000. Beauregard evidently distrusts his army, or he would have defended so strong a position. His troops are generally much discouraged and demoralised. In all the engagements for the last few days their resistance has been slight.—Signed, H. W. HALLECK, Major- General.'