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GOODWICK. PBRILIOUS RESCUE.—The loss of two young dogs led to a perilous rescue last week in a little cove at the north of the electric power- house on the harbour. For three days two dogs had been missing and on hearing the distressful wailing from the direction of the spot named Messrs James (Rose and Crown) and John Elias, fitter, proceeded to the place and looking over the steep espied the two poor brutes almost two weak to stand. They lost no time in making the dangerous descent over the sheer precipice some 60 feet. One of the poor tykes, since dead, had broken its back in the fall—evidently they had fallen over whilst chasing a rabbit—while the other was little the worse. The two rescuers des- erve commendation for their courageous work of rescue. Mr Woolard, who owns one of the dogs, described the rescue. ."Ci,ooo REWARD.—The Treasury has san- ctioned the offer of a reward of ,Ci,ooo for such information as will lead to the recovery of jewels of the order of St Patrick stolen from Dublin Castle and the detection of the thief or thieves. Perhaps the lynx-eyed officers at Goodwick will make a capture. Building Society.—We understand that a Building Society will shortly tie formed at Goodwick and that a meeting with this object will be held on Saturday next. OPENING SERVICES.—The opening services of the new English Congregation Chapel at Goodwick will take place on Sunday and Monday next, July 21st and 22nd, when the I Rev J Williams, Saundersfoot, and Rev Lloyd Williams, Tenby, will officiate. The services on Sunday will commence at 10.30, a and b, and on Monday evening at 7.30.—The open- ing services will be continued on Sunday, July 28th, when the Rev James Lewis, Bryn- bank, will preached.—Collections will be taken at each service towards the building f und. v A CORNISH CUSTO.f.-As several of the harbour workers are from Cornwall, the fol- lowing will be of interest :-In Cornish chapels the invariable rule is for the men to sit on one side of the building and the women on the other. A visitor and his fiancee, who were staying in the district, went to the ser- vice on Sunday, and just before the service began the young man was greatly astonished when the chapel steward, observing that the couple were seated in the same pew, came over to him and, in an audible, voice, said Come on out of that, me son, we don't 'ave no sweetheartin' 'ere." AQUATIC SPORTs.-On Tuesday evening, at the Hope & Anchor, Mr. W. Davies, (Boot Stores), presided at a preliminary meeting of a committee to consider the best means of holding Aquatic and Longshore sports on b b Tuesday, (the day after August Bank holiday) on the sands. Others present were Mr. A. H. Clarke, A. Williams, (chief clerk Marine De- partment), \V. R. Davies, Nicholas, Blewett, Dunston, Stewart, (Harbour Construction De- partment), Inspector Thomas, Capt. Sandall, and W. J. Canning. The movement for holding the event was inaugurated by Messrs. J. R. Davies, A. Rowlands, W. Davies, and Blewitt, and these having consulted some of the tradespeople and some of the leading G. W. R. Company's officials, the idea was taken up with business zest. Indeed,there was quite a happy lilt in the method of proced- ure on Tuesday evening. A programme of suggested events, prizes, probable expenditure and numerous other details were arranged in an hour. Mr. A. Williams, acted as honorary secretary for the evening, and the events to be placed before a public meeting this evening (1 hursday) at the Reading Room, are among the following Rowing for gigs (2 and 4 oars), turbine life-boat rowing, sculling, coal-trim- mer's pair shovel rowing match, greasy bow- sprit, egg and spoon, hundred yards and twenty yards swimming, tug of war, duck hunt, donkey race and other items which go towards a tip-top aquatic programme. The tradespeople and residents generally are unanimous in offering support to the first aquatic ever organized solely at Goodwick. There is a healthy spirit of rivalry prevailing and it would seem that the promoters and public intend leaving nothing to chance. It .will in no wise clash with the Fishguard Regatta, which will receive due support from the harbour town. Respecting the date (August 6th) it was decided that, provided Mr. Gibson will consent to close the works on Tuesday as well as on Monday, it would fit in with tfie holidays to a nicety. Mr. Clarke thought there would be no difficulty in obtain- ing Mr. Gibsons' consent to that. Further the tendency, and one which will commend itself to everyone, is to include such events as can be easily witnessed from the shore so that the juveniles as well as adults might enter fully into the fun. Finally it was thought that £ 20 would be subscribed, and that any balance should be placed in the bank to form a nucleus of next year's event, thar Mr. W. J. Canning should be secretary, that. Mr. A. J Clarke write to Mr. Gibson, that an excursion train should be applied for to return after the sports, that a concert of the open-air variety kind should be held in the evening, and that Mr. Williams (Marine Department) be chair- man pro. tem. The chairman's mantle could not fall on more able shoulders/for lie is one whose repertoire embodies all tfiat marks the leading pioneer, not the least being an inex- haustible fund of genuine humour. There is a most happy, combination at Goodwick. Readers are especially reminded of the public meeting tonight at 7.30 sharp at the Reading-room. NEW PLATFORM.—The down platform is now in full use except that the connecting bridge is not yet erected. A LOST NOTICE.-FOUND.Tlle promoters of the aquatic sports entrusted a certain "penciller" with the notice calling the com- mittee meeting for insertion in the Echo. On Thursday the columns of the paper were eagerly scanned, but the slip of paper, minus the bus fare, was found tucked safely in the inside pocket of the scribbler gentleman, hence the advt's non-appearance last week. BENEFIT CONCERT.—In course of two weeks a concert will be held at the Reading-room in recognition of the services of Mr S J Pitt, who has always most willingly undertaken the duties of accompanist at the harbour smoking and other concerts. Mr Pitt is a most worthy musician, and" his ever ready help at all times merits due reward. That everyone will support the concert goes with- out saying. IZ" TEA ON THE SANDS..—This favourite past- time is now in full-swing on the sands. Good- wick is assuming all the appearances that characterise the popular seaside resort. FIREMAN'S BATH.—What is known as the fireman's bath is that part of the harbour from the 21 ton crane to the extreme Good- wick end of the quay wall. It is quite a usual occurrence to hear a fireman plunge over the side into the briny. Coal dust is naturally conductive to that intolerable thirst for which some firemen and trimmers are noted. Recently one boy from Blarney, be gorra, was making his way along the quay when bacchus caused him to heel over to starboard his prow becoming wedged between boulders at the bottom. Those who wit- nessed the fall expected to see the fire-eaters timbers shivered to splinters. Not so, how- ever, for he proceeded to struggle to his pins, assisted by several good samaritans whom he soundly rated for their unnecessary and un- warrantable interference with the liberty of the subject. These coal heavers would seem to bear a charmed life from ill, the coal dust acts like a coat of mail once it is stuck on. The stone the stoker came in contact with at the bottom was not quite so big as the famous Blarney stone, but mighty near it. RUNAWAYS.—On Friday afternoon while standing near the entrance to the subway at the harbour station a horse attached to a smart conveyance ran away up the iucline. P.-c. Jones who was on his way to the station to meet the 2.20 express, seized the runaway and brought it back. Strange to state the man was so deeply engrossed watching the engines and the vessels that he was unaware, until P.-c. Jones informed him, that the horse had bolted. About the same time, Palmers', Haverfordwest, wagon with two horses attached, was seen going helter-skelter towards Goodwick. The arrival of the express startled the animals and in a few minutes they had safely reached the Glen- dower Hotel where they stopped suddenly. NEW English Congregational Church. The attention of our readers is called to the opening services to be held next Sunday as announced elsewhere, at the new chapel erected for the Congregational church. It- was long recognised by the leading local Cca- gregationalists that the provision of an English place of worship was becoming a growing necessity, particularly so as the transfer to Goodwick of a large number of English-speaking employees was then expect- ed.—W« hope to give fuller particulars in our next issue. The death took place on Monday, at Llan- wnda, of Mrs Mary Vittle, at an advanced age.

,NEWPORT, PEM

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