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FISHGUARD. I BICYCLES.—Twelve Second Hand Cycles, in good order, to be sold cheap. Prices from £ 2 to £ 4.. Come early and secure the bargains.—Note the address, J. W. EVANS, Ironmonger, Fishguard COAL.—Now due, a cargo of Best Large House Coal, 20S per ton ex-ship.Cuthbert Thomas, Fishguard.—Advt J CATTLE SHOW.—The catalogues for the | annual Cattle Show to be held on Friday, Angust gth, are now ready and contain several new features. For the evening concert really first-class artistes have been engaged, the whole of arragements being in the able hands of Mr E. Anthony. Accident.—In uprooting the trees by the Temperance Hall, a young man named Henry Da vies, son of Mr T. Davies, mason, met with a nasty accident. One of the trees fell sooner than was anticipated and caught the young fellow on the head. A severe cut had to be stitched and Davies is progressing. CHORAL.To-niglit (Thursday) at Hermon Chapel, at 8.30, a practice will be held in connection with Mr J. W. Evans' Male Voice Party, for Hermon Eisteddfod. To-morrow (Friday) night Mr James Owens' Mixed Choir will meet for practice at the Chapel at 8.- Members of both choirs are respectfully asked to make a special effort to attend these practice as the eisteddfod is so close at hand. BAD LAUGUAGE.—A "visitor" writing! I under Monday's date says I have lived in some of the most thickly populated towns in 1 the Midlands and Lancashire, yet have never heard youths make such habitual use of bad language as those in Fishguard. Things sacred and even parents are spoken of with the loose levity that characterises the common- est costermonger's lingo in the East-end of London. I doubt if the coster's profanity is anything like as foul as that heard from the mouths of the hobbledeoys who congreg- ate in the Square almost every evening in the week. Nicknaming all and sundry is quite a a favourite way of whiling away the time. Everyone with oddities and without, cripples, the deformed and the weakly-minded all come under the ban of the bumptious," fatuitous "fag puffing youth. They are no sooner let out of church and chapel than they commence their obnoxious language. On a recent Sunday Pentour was the venue of their little game. One mained, well-behaved resident was "assailed by catcalls and nick- names that would have shocked a slum- dweller. Such conduct is reprehensible and a disgrace to everyone boasting civilization. I should -be sorry to mention names, yet if ■ means so drastic were necessary this might be done and the abominable words used append- ed to each. There is nothing so cowardly and common than reminding a cripple of his infirmity and nothing less than corporal punishmen tis a fit punishment. The ability to use bad language is often considered by the user as a manly accomplishment. A greater mistake was never committed. To hear any youth utter foul words incites con- tempt for him in all right-minded people. On the other hand the well-behaved, up-right, modest boy earns the respect of everyone." ILLNESS.—The numerous friends and ac- quaintances of our esteemed townsman, Mr W. S. Jenkins, J.P., who has been ailing for such a considerable time, is still very poorly, having recently had to undergo two critical operations. Mr Owen PhUipps, M.P., on hearing of Mr Jenkins' indisposition, wrote to the family expressing his sympathy, in which we sincerely join. THE REGATTA.—111 regard to the coming annual regatta "one of the syndicate "desires to popularise sculling which is so popular at river-side regattas and asks if the Committee would offer a prize for the best in the Sun- beam" class of rowing boats. At great ex- pense the Syndicate'have purchased a regular racing craft built of cedar, for the express purpose of competing in t he popular event, and no doubt if the able hon. secretary will kindly put the matter under consideration" a most interesting contest will result. FIELD TRIAL CLUB.—The annual meeting of the members of the Pembrokeshire Field Trial Club was held at the Mariner's Hotel, Haverfordwest, on Tuesday, when Mr 0 H S Williams presided, and there were also pres- ent: Messrs George Bevan Bmven, Henry Rule Owen, Victor Higgon, Adrian Howell, C. P. Saunders, W. T. S. Tombs, Herbert Fisher, Lloyd Thomas, and Francis Phillips, hon. secretary.—The Secretary submitted the balance sheet, which showed is in hand on the last trials.—There was a general expression of gratification that the trials had proved so successful and it was unanimously decided to hold another meeting next year, the trials to be for pointers and setters, and open to the three counties of Pembrokeshire, Carmarthen- shire and Cardiganshire.— The following gentlemen were elected, subject to their sanc- tion, president, Earl Cawdor vice-presidents, Sir Owen r Scourfield, Messrs Lort Phillips, Barclay Walker, George Bevan Bowen, Harry Philipps, (Picton Castle), Chambers and E D Jones (Fishguard). The hon. secretary was re-elected, and cordially thanked for past services, and the treasurer, Mr J Phillips, Lloyd's Bank, Fisliguard, was also re-elected. HAYTIME.—Better weather is reported from all parts of the country. On Saturday the rain prevented many hundreds of tons of good hay being housed in and around Fishguard, but Monday's heat quite made up for the downpour. The outlook for agriculture throughout the county has brightened ,the last day or two. Several farmers have stacked their seed hay, and a quantity of lay hay has also been mown. In spite of the wet weather the mower was busy at work, for lay hay is not damaged by the rain so long as it is not allowed to remain unturned for over a week. Hay in many instances has been out for three weeks without injury. Indeed, with the continued wet weather it is better that it should be mown, for the surface of the earth or the "bottom," as farmers call it, is be- ginning to be affected by the continued wet. Wheat is now in ear in most districts in Pembrokeshire, and oats are not very back- ward. Barley, however is still yellow and the greatest anxiety is now being felt by agriculturists as to the future. Gooseberries seem plentiful, but apples and plumbs are scarce. MILITARY ENCAMPMENT.—At Rosebush about 500 men of the 2nd Wiltshires entered camp on Thursday last to undergo a course of ex- ercises previous to the autumn manoeuvres. The smart appearance of the men created much comment and a large number of people visited the camp during the day, and again 011 Sunday. The course will extend to about the 17th inst. They will then return to Pembroke Dock and remain for a few days before leaving for Salisbury to take part in the manoeuvres, which are expected to last about a month. On the conclusion of the manoeuvres they will again return to Pem- broke Dock, which they expect to leave for good for Fermoy, Ireland, on September 18th. Parish Church services on Sunday next: — 8 a.m. Holy Communion (English) 9.43 a.m. Holv Communion (Welsh), when a ser- mon will be preached by the Rev Evan Williams, Liverpool. PROPERTY SALE.—Mr. H. A. Hodgesconduct- ed a very successful property sale at the Com- mercial, Hotel on Thursday last, when somewhat high prices were realised. House property in the Wallis, occupied by Mr. J. Rees, were sold to Mr. Joseph Rees, Main street; and a field, also situated at the Wallis was knocked down to Mr J. Richards, J.P. Some of the lots offered were withdrawn, as was also the rent charges on farms in the Parish of Dinas. Mr. A. B. Williams was the solicitor concerned. HOLIDAYS.—Yesterday (Wednesday) Mr H H Davies, the esteemed postmaster, Mrs Davies, and their son Cyril, left the town for their annual holiday. "After a week with Mr Davies' relatives, in the south of the county inland, they proceed to Swansea and other up-line towns. Needless, perhaps, to mention there is no public official with a more con- tinuous spell of close arduous work than the postmaster of Fishguard, and the way the work is performed from January to December each year is highly satisfactory to the public and postal authorities alike. We join with their many friends in wishing them all the good derivable from a pleasant holiday spell Mr Bowles, of Swansea, a, son of the •.{-post- master at Haverfordvvsst, will taxie charge of the work. „ Rext —At the last meeting ol the Countv Council, Police-Superintendent DnnIl was rightly granted an office in which to carry on his duties. There is not the slightest reason in an officer having to provide his own office accommodation simply because he happens to be stationed far from the county towns. LAw", TENNIS.—We are in a position to announce that the second annual open tour- nament, under the auspices of the Fishguard and Goodwick Lawn Tennis Club, will be held on the Club Lawns this summer, aUf will commence on Tuesday, the 20th Augus The tournament will extend over three or four day and will be open to all ala tcurs throughout the tennis world, bnth ladi( :r and. gentli.:men. The Cln'o a.is now entered upon 1 its twenty-iifth season, and lias acquivcd the j exclusive and distinguished privilege of hav- ing the contest for the championships of the whole county determined upon its unequalled courts. Last year the gentlemen's champion- ship (carrying with it the tenure for the year of the silver challenge cup) was won by Cap- tain 0 F Lloyd, of the Connaught Rangers b Z!3 and the ladies championship was achieved and the challenge cup secured by Miss May Morris, of Dungate Manor, Reigate, Surrey. It will be remembered that Captain Lloyd won this honour and the trophy after a strenuous encounter with Mr C M G Howell, of Trewellwell, Solva, in the semi final round. What will happen this year is a matter which will certainly give rise to keen conjecture amongst all enthusiasts of the game in the north of the county. The Club, under the presidency of Mr J C Yorke, of Langton, in succession to the late Mr John Worthington, is supported by many of the principal residents of the town and surrounding neighbourhood, and there is every reason to believe that the initial success of last year will be repeated and emphasised on the coming occasion and thereby afford another inducement (if one is needed) for the arrival in our midst during the month of August of a specially welcome number of guests and visitors. Last year the hotels were filled with ladies and gentle- men from a considerable distance, who came here on purpose to compete at the tournament. GENERAL BOOTH.—Will the Urban Council give General Booth an official reception ? The grand old Salvationist deserves it, but Pem- broke Dock people have decided not to receive the "old gent" officially.—At a meeting of the Pembroke Town Council on Tuesday a warm discussion took place when a letter was read suggesting that the council should invite General Booth to visit Pem- broke Dock on August 8. Mr Lewis moved that the letter lie on the table, and Mr T Davies proposed that the General he invited. —Mr Ward Davies said they did not want to advocate any sect above the others, and Alderman M'Croll termed this pouring cold water on religion. Subsequent speakers dealt with the virtues of the General, and Mr Ward Davies remarked, "We are not here to discuss the relative merits of General Booth, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Bishop of Nankypoo or anyone else. I con- sider it very bad taste to discuss religious topics. It was eventually decided not to officially invite the General.—Mi T Davies I am sorry for the composition of the Council. —Mr Ward Davies That's rude.—General Booth will address meetings at Fishguard, Haverfordwest, and Carmarthen early in August. LOST HUSBANDS.—-Three cases of husbands who had absconded from their wives and families were reported at Wednesday's meet- ing of the Haverfordwest Board of Guardians. Mr W J Owen remarked that very often these absconding husbands were found under the very nose of the*relieving officer. They had one case recently in Camrose where a man was supposed to have been drowned in Swansea. He was afterwards found in Haverfordwest, where lie had been working for years. (Laughter). It was decided to offer a reward of 10s for information of the whereabouts of the missing husbands. DRUNKENNESS.—On Saturday last, before Messrs T G Bennett and J R Richards, a tramping litter named Albert W Wood, was charged with being drunk and disorderly in West-street on Friday night last.-II.C. Row- lands proved the charge and prisoner was sentenced to seven days with hard labour.— On Monday, another tramp named Thomas Lewis was charged before Col. Porter and Mr T G Bennett, with a similar offence at Letter- ston and Hayscastle Cross on Saturday. P.C. Morris, Letterston, proved the charge and prisoner ^vas sent to goal for 14 days with hard labour.—Mr W J Vaughan was magis- trates clerk in both cases. FIRST VOYAGE.—On Tuesday morning last, Thos. James Owen, the eldest son of Capt and Mrs Owen, of Gilfach, left for Swansea to join the fine four-masted ship "Yanduara," commanded by Capt Williams, of Goodwick, which sails this week for the Cape.—At Her- mon Chapel on Thursday evening last, young Owen was presented with a handsome Bible by the respected Pastor, on behalf of Lower Town Sunday School, for his faithful atten- dance.—No better testimonial could be given to a young man than a testimony to his faith- fulness at Sunday School, and it is hoped that young Owen as well as the other young men present at the service will ever remember the appropriate remarks of the rev Pastor when making the presentation.—Yorri George (son of Capt and Mrs George, West-street) has sailed for the coast of Chili in the Dal- rymple." LOWER TOWN HILL.—The date of the joint committee meeting to consider the diver- sion of Lower Town Hill has been postponed to the 27th inst. HERMON EISTEDDFOD.- The prospects for the eisteddfod to be held at Hermon Chapel on August .Bank Holiday are very encourag- ing so far.—We are asked to announce that the committee have decided not to restrict the number in the mixed choir to from 25 to 30, but it will be open, while they have also in- creased the prize to £3 3s.A contralto solo, Flee as a bird," has also been added to the programme, the prize being 5s.-Programmes, price id, may be had on application to either of the hon. secretaries—Mr H B George, chemilt, or Mr L Evans, Echo Offices. WEDDING.—A quiet wedding took place on Saturday last at Saron Baptist Chapel, Letter- ston, by the Rev Dan Davies, pastor of Her- mon, Fishguard (in the presence of the registrar, Mr D W Lewis), the contracting parties being Miss Edith Mary George, daughter of Mr and Mrs D George, saddler, Fishguard, and Capt D H Gronow, son of the late Capt Gronow, of Garden Terrace, Dinas Cross, and brother to Capt J H Gronow, commander of one of the fine ships of the Pacific Steam Navigation Company frading on the west coast. The bridesmaids were Miss Daisy Reynolds and Miss Evelyn George, High-street, Fishguard, nieces of the bride- groom and bride respectively, and the best man was Mr Frank George, brother of the bride.—Before journeying to Letterston break- fast was partaken of at the home of the bride, and the party drove to Letterston in a conveyance supplied by Mr David Griffiths. After the ceremony the happy couple proceed- ed to Cardiff for the honeymoon. We wish the happy pair long life and prospocity. DEMISE.—On Friday last at the Grove Hotel, rather unexpectedly, there passed away Mr David Walter Vaughan, son of the late Mr David Vaughan, High Street, Fish- guard, at the early age of 45. He was employed at the Grove Hotel, St Davids. The interment took place at the. Fishguard Parish Church old burial ground in the family grave. There was a fairly numerous atten- dance of friends and relatives. The Vicar, Rev W Evans M.A., officiated in the Church and at the grave. Accompanying the remains from St Davids were Mr E Mathias, proprietor of the Grove Hotel, accompanied by Mr James Williams, who carried out the arran- gements.

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