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GOODWICK. WE are pleased to see both Mr and Mrs Todd (daughter and son-in-law of Capt and Mrs Williams, San Remo,) home from town, and will renjain for another ten days. G.W.R. DIRECTORS. —On Sunday night a party of directors of the Great Western Rail- way Company arrived at Newport from Lon- don. On Monday they left by special -train on an inspection of the Monmouthshire lines. They proceeded up the Eastern Valley as far as Blaenavon, and returned to Pontypool, subsequently crossing to Crumlin and pro- ceeding up the Western and Sirhowy Valleys. Z, Stops were made on the wav for the purpose of inspection. 1 SOCCER FOOTBALL.— The officers and men of the 2nd Wiltshire Regiment have decided to present a shield for competition amongst junior Association football teams in Pem- brokeshire. It will he known as the Wilt- shire Challenge Shield, and will be competed for annually by players of 17 years and under. The Wiltshire Regimental we're the champion Association players in Pembrokeshire during last season. They won the Owen Philipps' Cup, the Pembrokeshire League Cup, and the Junior South Wales and Monmouthshire Association Cup. The shield is being pre- sented to encourage Association football amongst juveniles. MARRIAGE.—Early on Monday morning, very quietly Mr G Wrilliams, third son of Mr and Mrs Wm Williams, Pentop, was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Miss Rachel Evans, daughter of Mr and Mrs Evans, Clynderwen, at the Baptist Chapel, Goodwick, by the Rev J S Davies, pastor. Miss Griffiths, Rose & Crown, was the brides- maid, and Mr W Williams (brother) acted as hest man. After the ceremony guns were fired, and there was general rejoicing. The party repaired to the bridegroom's home, where a sumptuous breakfast was partaken of. We wish bride and bridegroom success and happiness in the future. A BIG BLAZE.—All day last Sunday and during the night the Cw, north of the wind guage blazed away with tremendous vigour, the furze emitting dense clouds of smoke, which settled over the bay like a fog bank. A bigger blaze has seldom been witnessed. NEW POLICE STATION.—It is "hard lines" on P.S. Lewis, who, according to the report of the Standing Joint Committee, was singled out for duty at Goodwick because he was a specially good man, to have to pay rent at the rate of 10s per week simply owing to being promoted to Goodwick. Much surprise is naturally ex- pressed that the popular Sergeant is out of pocket, compared with other officers of similar rank in the county. Surely, if other Sergeants have houses found for them at the cost of the county, P.S. Lewis ought to receive similar treatment, and the sooner the Standing Joint Committee Fealise this the better everyone will be pleased. The sub-committee which recently met at Goodwick to consider the question of a site for the erection of a lock-up recommended a site to the Standing Joint Committe, which it was to purchase. The site recommended is in close proximity to Goedwig Baptist Chapel, having a frontage of 46ft. The site was offered the committee by Mr A. B. Williams, solicitor, on behalf of a client, the price being £3 per foot. THE NEW TUNNEL.Drim would seem to be built upon an impregnable rock, judging by the impenetrability of the strata through which the new tunnel is being bored by the G.W.R. Co. Mr A. O. Robins, has the work in hand and from all appearances the job is a tough one. It is understood that the rock is as hard as the notorious gold cutting" in the Treffgarne valley—the spot which delayed for some time the construction of the new double line. Steam driven drills are in operation, but their points are often-blunted by contact with flinty rock. THE COMMON-LAND QUESTION.—Absorbing interest is evinced in the question of the common-land and the probable result of the summons heard at Mathry Petty Sessions on Friday last. The question is a vexed one and most people will hail a satisfactory solut- ion with gratitude. A Law-Book," pub- lished in 1835 say's Right of common is a privilege by which a person claims to use what another man's lands, woods, or waters pjoduce, without having an absolute property therein. The property of the soil of the com- mo:\ is entirely, in the lord, and the use of it I jointly with him and the commoner, and the respective rights of the lord and commoner arc ascertained by statute and usage. In subject to common right, the right of the lord of the soil ought to be so exercised as not to injure the right of the commoner to the surface. But the right of the commoner may be subservient to the rights of the lord; so that the lord may dig clay pits there without leaving sufficient herbage for the commoner, if such a right can be proved to have been constantly exercised. Further items of interest are The lord of the manor may enclose part of the waste whereb^it ceases being common provided he leaves sufficient waste for the commoner. The lord has no right to enclose- and improve the waste of the manor. A commoner has only a special and limited interest in the soil, yet he has remedies com- mensurate to his right. By 13 George 3, c. 81, in every parish where there are common fields, all the arable land shall be cultivated by the occupiers, under such rules as three- fourths of them in number shall agree to, the expense to be borne proportionately. Lords of manors, with the consent of three fourths of the commoners, may lease for not more than four years, any part of the waste not exceeding one-twelfth part, and the clear rents reserved for the same shall be applied in improving the residue of such waste. Com- mons must be drawn every Michaelmas." BERACHAH.-Over £ 40 were added to the funds of Berachah Chapel as the result of the successful eisteddfod on Wednesday of last week. The date of opening is fixed for the first Wednesday in August. The beautiful edifice will form a a monument to the inde- fatigable energy of the revered pastor, the Rev. J. D. Symons, Messrs. D. Hughes- Griffiths, A. G. Lewis, and the devoted band of workers whose co-operation and steadfast- ness have surmounted hugf difficulties. ILLNESS.—Everyone, without exception will regret to know that Miss Jenkins of Drim, one of the truest and most earnest workers at Berachah, is in somewhat delicate health. May that good Samaritan quickly recover is the earnest wish of all. ACCIDENT.—Whilst carrying out blasting operations on the Harbour Works on Monday afernooIl last, Mr. Lewis Lewis, of Llanychare received rather severe injuries through being struck by some stones from a blast. He was at once medically attended and afterwards conveyed home where he is gradually re- covering. CONCFRT riie eisteddfod concert on Wednesday evening of last week was attend- ed by a very large audience and proved a musical treat of the lirst order. Mr. E. D. Jones, J. P., presided with his customary tact. Part 1. of the programme was opened by a well executed pianoforte solo by Miss Olive Hughes, as was also part 11., by Miss Mary Hughes (the two bright daughters of Mr. & Mrs. Hughes, Glanymor). The distinguished artistes taking part were Miss Maud Parsons, Cardiff soprano; Miss Winnie Stephens, Llan- stephan, contralto; Mr. W. J. Samuel, Swan- sea, baritone; and Mr. J. H. Roberts, Swan- sea, tenor all of whom fully maintained their excellent reputation. I he accompanist was Mr David Thomas, Mus. Bac., the able musical adjudicator at the eisteddfod in the afternoon. All concerned are deserving of the highest praise for the successful result of their labours in aid of the good cause at Berachah. & ACKNOWLEDGMENT.—Mr and Mrs Thomas, of the Laundry Cottage, desire to express their heartfelt thanks for all the kindnesses shewn them by their numerous friends, both at Goodwick and Fishguard, in their deep sorrow by the sickness and loss of two of their beloved children. The sincere and practical sympathy extended them 0:1 every side is most gratefully appreciated. HARBOUR PARS. There is a constantly increasing number of passengers by the new and shortest route to Ireland which is very gratifying to the Com- pany and well-wishers alike. Operations are in progress 011 the weather side of the break- water making it more secure against the ravages of storm and tide. A smoker was held at the Reading room last Monday when the Rugby fifteen were presented with silver medals as the second team in the West of Llanelly League.

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