jjp Death of Capt Davies, waPmeps' Arms, Fishguard- pOXER'S INQUIRY AND VERDICT. Wednesday, at the Market Hall, Fish- d, Mr J Ivor" Evans, coroner, held an in- touching the death of Capt Wm Harries es, landlord of the Farmers' Arms, Fish- ed, Who died under somewhat unusual 11 instances early on Monday morning last. jury empanelled bv P.C. Rowlands was olIows :Messrs J R Richards (foreman), t Berry, D Roberts, Enoch Lewis, Chas ^'ards, ) AN- Evans, W 0 Thomas (Railway Jfe), Capt Thomas (Cambrian), Capt Oerts (Anchor House), R Howarth, B L Evans (' Echo'), and Capt Thomas ^Sorfa). Mr W J Vaughan, solicitor, P|ched the proceedings on behalf of the Mrs Davies. j^he jury retired to view the body at the tf^ers' Arms and by the time they returned ^?re was a goodly audience in the court, interest being evinced in the proceed- aughan intimated he had been engaged ehalf of the widow. i yroner • Quite necessary, Mr Vaughan. I Mrs Mary Ellen Davies (widow) was the TSt witness called. Witness was requested f Olove her veil. t Coroner Where do you live ?—Farmers' s, Fishguard. t. Coroner Deceased, Wm H Davies, what latio, was he to you '—v husband. I Coroner What was he ?—Master mariner A, Coroner He was recently the licensee of y Ie Farmers' Arms ?—Yes. Coroner He lived there ?—Yes.—How ? Since 15th of December last. How ? Forty-two. Coroner An accident occurred to him Gently ?—Yes. Coroner \Yhen ?—On Friday (12th) last ii o'clock a.m. Coroner What happened to him ?—He r°ke his leg, sir. She did'nt see him, as she in the next room. Not in bed. She was IIp with the baby she heard him fall. The Occident happened up-stairs. Coroner When you saw him afterwards he was in bed ? Witness Yes, she also knew Where his leg broken. I Coroner Where ?—By the ankle of the right leg. She saw him on the bed in the Same room in which the accident occurred. **hen the accident occurred her brother-in- !aW, Ben Evans, the servant, and witness were ln the house. There was no one in the room ^ith the deceased when he fell. She next ^ard him call Ben come here I have broken y leg." This was immediately after hear- Ing the noise of the fall. Witness could not Say exactly where her brother-in-law was at the time, but both her brother-in-law and she in almost at the sametime. Ben was try lrlg to put him on the bed and she went to his assistance. They sent for a doctor as soon as they could Dr W O'Donnell attended Nvitli another man. She could not say exact- ly how soon afterwards the doctor arrived- about a quarter of an hour or less. Her hus- band was removed to another room before the doctor arrived and put to bed. Witness was not present when they set his leg; but she Went to the door I could not stand it" said Witness. Witness did'nt know the doctor had left medicine. Deceased's leg was very Painful that day. Coroner Did the'doctor attend a second I time that day ? [ Witness I cannot say. I can't remember everything. She saw the doctor again the next morning. Her husband seemed to her to be a little better then. The Coroner How was he ? I thought he was getting better as lie had some sleep on Saturday night, but did not rest at all well on Friday night. Coroner Did you know whether the doctor had given him anything or not. Mrs Davies No. She saw a bottle there. Asked twice, witness replied that she didn't know whether it was Friday or Saturday. fe refused to give him the medicine when was restless. It was a table-spoonful at a time when restless that was ordered. Her husband seemed much better on Sunday, and the doctor came on Sunday and told her not > to trouble as her husband was getting on well The servant, Ann Llewhelin, went for some medicine to the surgery on Sunday at about 2.30. Her husband and she (witness) sent her for the medicine. ILCoroner Why. Mrs Davies: Well, they thought they would. Deceased didn't seem any worse. Deceased felt some pain, but she could not say where. Her servant obtained the medicine and brought it back at once. Witness did not know to whom the servant gave it. Witness never saw it. She did not read the directions all the bottle as she was attending the baby, only a month old. Witness knew what became of the bottle. Her husband called out to her that the girl had broken the bottle con- taining the medicine and would she send for another. Witness heard the crash. She was in the room on the other side; she was told about the crash. Her husband called to her to tell her brother-in-law to order more medicine. She never saw the bottle fall, only • her child was close by and she thought it had broken it. The bottle still remained on the table; it had fallen against a toilet set. The contents were on the table and the floor; it was all over the place. Ann Llewellyn went for the bottle of mixture her husband had asked for, but she did not see her bring it back as she was upstairs with the baby, neither did she see the bottle at all until the doctor came and took it away. This was about 10. 30. on Sunday evening. Her husband was very restless on Sunday night before he died; she should think so. Her brother-in-law was with him all night and witness was to and fro to see how he was. Coroner How many times did you say you saw him?—I was there once before going to bed and he took a drop of milk,then was there again after going to bed. She asked him how he felt and he was restless. She was not present when he died but was there about a quarter of an hour before and asked him to take a drop of milk which he refused. Witness was not called when he died. She was down to get a drop of milk for the baby. They thought he had fallen to sleep, but her brother-in-law called Im afraid he is dead." Witness and her sister-in- law called in the room. "Witness saw him out of bed half a dozen times from the time the doctor set his leg to the time lie died. She put him back to bed once herself. Sitting on the side of the bed witness saw him his fractured leg was hanging over the side of the bed, but she did'nt know whether it was resting on the Hoor or not. He complained that lie could'nt rest, but seldom about his leg On Saturday he complained terrible about the pain in his leg. Questioned again about the medicine, wit- ness said her husband asked her to give him medicine and she refused. Coroner How came you to say that the doctor told you to give the medcine every four hours ? Witness It was on the bottle and her husband asked her and she refused. Coroner Then you saw the first bottle ?— Yes, but not the last bottle at all. The medicine was not within deceased's reach at all it was fully three yards away. She never- saw her husband walking about the room only sitting on the bed and he was angry with her because she caught him sitting + *•' deceased was not left alone, her brother-in- "law or she was always with him. The half dozen times she saw him her brother-in-law was taking food downstairs. W itness had no idea of the nature and the effect of the medi- cine. Respecting moving the deceased from the room in which he fell before the arrival of the doctor, witness now said that was said in error lie was mov, 1 subsequent to the arrival of the doctor. Mr Benjamin. Evans, Clover Hill, Dinas Cross, brother-iii-la- of the last witness, said he was a tailor by trade. Deceased and wit- ness married two sisters. He was present when the deceased met his accident; lie hav- ing come down that morning from Dinas. Witness was not in the room at the time, but heard the fall. When witness got into the room deceased was in a kneeling- position, his legs bent under him. He luted him on the bed. While on the floor deceased said: "I have broken my leg." Witness examined the leg, took off his boot, and found the leg was broken. What Mrs Davies had said was correct. Dr O'Donnell left a bottle-of medi- cine with them on the first visit. Witness could not sav exactly, he believed lie did, but lie (witness) was in the bar. So far as lie knew the Doctor didn't leave a bottle of medicine on Friday the first lie saw was OIl Sunday afternoon. Witness gave deceased two doses from the broken bottle; three doses altogether. Witness was told it was tD broken, and saw it afterwards he did not see it broken. All the contents were gone. That was the spoon (produced) he administer- ed the medicine with. Deceased called upon witness to send the servant to fetch the medi- cine when the other bottle had been broken. This would be about 10.30 on Sunday night. It was quite true as told by Mrs Davies that he watched the deceased on the Friday night, Saturday night, and Sunday night. He had seen deceased out of bed with his legs suspended over the side. Only once lie saw deceased out of bed and he put him back. Witness gave him medicine because lie asked for it; at three o'clock and seven o'clock on Sunday afternoon. Deceased missed one dose that afternoon. Deceased did'nt say why lie wanted the medicine, nor did he per- ceive any difference after he had taken it. Witness did not know the purpose of the medicine. Coroner One tablespoonful every two hours while restless? « Witness: I did'nt Fw-, that I gave it be- cause he asked for it. I did'nt take much notice, but I did read the directions but I thought that a tablespoonful would be the same quantity as four teaspoonfuls. I gave it because lie asked for it, not because lie was restless. I gave it immediately after the ser- vant came back. After I gave him medicine I went down and locked the doors. My wife called me up to remove deceased back to bed. I went up and found deceased on the side of the bed. This was shortly after 10.30. From that time until he died I did not leave him at I all. I didn't see the bottle before it was in the doctor's hands, only once on the wash- stand. Deceased became very restless after- wards, but not sleepy. Within half an hour of his death the bottle was fully six yards away from the deceased. When I gave the dose from the last bottle (produced) it was full. The bottle (produced) is the same one, and is in the same state as when the doctor took it. Coroner: Can you tell us who had been with- in reach of the bottle after you gave the dose ? Witness All occupants of the house would be. Coroner From the time you went down stairs to coming back, did anyone touch the bottle ? No sir Coroner: You did not touch it? Witness: I did not, sir. Coroner What time did he die as near as you can say. Witness: About quarter to two on Monday morning. Coroner The doctor says this bottle contains chloral, a soporific which makes one sleep. You didn't see deceased sleeping after giving it. Witness: No, sir. Coroner How came you to say that you gave him two doses from the one, and three doses from the new bottle. Witness I did not say so. Coroner It is obvious to you that if you only gave one dose some one must have taken some. Witness: The only thing I can suggest is that deceased got up to it. Mr. Vaughan interposed that he would like to ask questions, but the Coroner said he had better wait until the doctor had given evidence. Mrs Annie Evans, wife of the last witness was called, and said she was at the Farmers' Arms from Friday till Monday. She found an acci- dent had occurred to her brother-in-law. She had taken no part in giving the medicine. Only made food for him and the family. Coroner Your husband speaks to you call- ing him back. Witness Yes, when my husband went down stairs on Sunday night to lock the doors, I heard a noise up-stairs and I ran up the landing to see what it was. To my surprise I saw my brother-in-law hopping from the direction of the washstand and trying to get hold of the bedstead. Coroner What made you think of the wash- stand ? Witness Because I thought of the chamber. Coroner Did you notice what he was doing to the other foot. Witness No, but she saw the foot and it was hanging down. I did'nt notice much. I had not seen him out of bed, but he told me had been out once. Coroner He told you that ? Witness Yes. He took his fcod well. On Sunday night he said, give me supper." Anne Llewellyn said she was a servant at the Farmers' Arms. She remembered on Sunday last being sent to the doctor for medicine. Con- tinuing, she said—I brought a bottle of medi- cine back and while taking supper I heard them say that the baby had smashed the bottle. About 10.45 to II the same night I was sent for another bottle. I brought it and gave it to Mr Evans, deceased's brother-in-law. I know the bottle (produced) and I tasted the medicine. I don't know why, but I always do so with every- body's medicine I handle (laughter). My mother always did so. It was full when I brought it from the doctor, but it had only 2 doses in it, I heard Mrs Evans say, when-the doctor had it. I saw deceased on Sunday night and asked him how he felt and he said his leg was painful. She was surprised to see deceased, from the landing, standing up, and she turned her back towards him. He was only holding with one hand. She was close to his bed on Sunday night. Coroner Did you see marks on the deceased's head ? Witness (after some hesitation): I be- lieve there were some marks. Coroner: Do you know how he came by them ? Witness: I cannot say. Coroner Judging by your features, I should say you do know. You have already committed yourself once. Witness: I was upstairs about a week ago and there was some quarelling with Mrs. Davies and her husband. About a week ago last Tuesday and they were caused then. Coroner: They have not been caused since the accident ? Witness No, sir, nothing Coroner Was Capt. Davies often indulging in drink ? Witness: Yes, he was not always sober. After signing the depositions witness broke out into hysterical crying. Dr W O'Donnell sasd lie was called in to attend the deceased at 10 o'clock last Friday and found he had broken the bone of his right leg just above the ankle. Deceased was lying in bed when he found him. Afterwards he was removed into another room. He was accompanied by Dr Thomas, they set the leg about 11.3°. He saw him again that night. Deceased complained of some pain in his leg, but beyond this there was nothing wrong. He saw him again on Saturday morning and found the leg satisfactory, but his actions gave him the idea that he was going to have delireum tremens, which are very common after a person has been drinking although he may not be a drunkard. On the following day he examined the leg and found it very satisfactory. The standing up would not affect the leg, the splints would keep it to- gether. The condition of the deceased in- duced certain treatment and he gave him chloral simply to keep him quiet. Deceased had doses throughout the flay and night. He had a bottle that day with the result that he had a good night and that morning the signs of delireum tremens had disappeared. On Sunday deceased told him he had a good brcaklast and felt better. Deceased was so much better that lie did not trouble to call again that night. When he (the doctor) left hp lold deceased to send for more medicine and they came about 7 o'clock that evening About 10 o'clock the girl came again and said the bottle was broken and wanted more. He gave her another bottle. The next he heard was the last witness at the night bell of his house about 2 o'clock on Monday morning. She said the Captain had fallen out of bed. He imme- diately went up and found Captain Davies dead in bed. There was nothing to show he had fallen out of bed. He made an examination of the body. There was nothing to show how much had been taken from the broken bottle. In the bottle last supplied there were sixteen doses and when he examined it there were only four doses left. The medicine was to induce sleep in such cases. Coroner—What is an ordinary dose that you would consider safe ? Dr O'Donnell—From 5 to 25 grains is the re- cognised dose each dose marked 011 the bottle contained 15 graiiiq. Coroner-What would be the dose for a man in an ordinary state of health. Doctor-About 25 grains. There were cases in which more might be given without injury. In some cases of delirium tremens larger doses may be given to induce sleep. The dose as marked on the first bottle was every two hours, the last one every for hours. It was 7 o'clock in the evening when the broken bottle (produc- ed) was supplied. From the time the last bottle was supplied-up to the time of death 180 grains had been taken during four hours. Coroner Had he taken so much you would have expected to find him in a state of coma Dr O Donnell Deceased's brother-in-law told me distinctly that he had given two doses out of the broken bottle and three out of the smaller one. In one dose of the latter there were 30 grains. He should have expected to see him go on sleeping had he taken all that. Coroner: Suppose he was suffering from delirium tremens ? Doctor: He would probably require larger doses, and with the row in the house that might happen. Deceased had predisposition to delir- ium tremens. Coroner: If deceased had taken all that was missing between II o'clock to 2 o'clock would it have been possible for any human being to have been awake ? Doctor If he had retained all of it he would expect to find he man gone into a state of coma. Deceased could not possibly have been awake and restless as stated by the relatives. Coroner: Could you say how long he had been dead ? Doctor He had been dead but a short time, the body being warm. If he had not been aware of the facts he could have gained some idea of the cause of death by the smell of physic. The symptoms were that he had taken too much, and without knowing all he now knew he could have diagnosed that he had taken soporific poison; he could not say by the state of the pupils and the face that that was the cause of death; he could only say he had taken a large quantity. Coroner Is there any wav to sav with certain ty, whether the soporific was the cause of death? Doctor: No, it is a vegetable product and would filter through the body without leaving sufficient traces. Even were a postmortem ex- amination to be made I think it would not be discovered. Coroner-Is there anything to show that he might have died from any other desease ? Doctor—His heart was quite strong and I don't think he had a fit. I saw two cuts on the head, but I didn't connect these with his death. They were old standing wounds. Foreman—Did you explain to them the nature of the medicine ? Doctor-No. It is not usual to explain to people the nature of everything we give. Coroner-Yon don't think that anyone con- nected with the deceased had sufficient know- ledge of the medicine to know the effects of an over dose ?—Doctor No. Coroner-I can only assume it was ignorance? Doctor--Yes.. Replying further, the Doctor said it was quite possible that the deceased might come from the washstand as described, but it would cause him a great deal of pain. He might have crossed the room as described by Mrs Evans, but not if I he had taken the medicine as it was stated he had. Coroner Mr Evans has told us he gave one dose. Doctor He told me he had given two from one and three from the other. There were ninety grains in the three doses from the small bottle. When I entered the room I said to Evans, Has he had all this medicine ? He replied Yes." I said, "then you have killed him." Mrs Davies and the rest of the family were present at the time I asked the question. Replying to Capt James Thomas, the Doctor said the two bottles were not of the same strength. One was to be taken every two hours and the other every four. To questions by the Coroner as to how Anne Llewellyn should say that deceased had fallen out of bed, the girl replied that Mrs Evans, in calling her on Monday morning, had said so and that she told the Doctor the same.—Both Mrs Evans and Mrs Davies now explained that deceased was not out of bed, only his legs were hanging over the side. SUMMING UP BY THE CORONER. By the time the Coroner commenced his sum- ming up to the jury the Market Hall was well filled. The question, Mr Coroner Evans said, for the Jury to decide was whether in the face of the doctor's evidence they considered a post-mortem examination necessary. If so he would make an order and tfip stomach and other organs should be examined. There seemed by the evidence given that chloral had been taken in large quantities, but it was for the jury to say if it was necessary to have the body examined. CLEAR THE COURT At this point some of the jurymen desired to have the room cleared for consultation. This was done accoidingly and on reassembling the foreman stated they had agreed to accept the dostors' evidence. The Coroner then continued to deal with the ie,st of the evidence. There was undoubtedly suspicious circumstance. he said, connected with the case, and the symptons point out that it 13 a dangerous drug to play with in the manner as has been described. Deceased showed post-mortem Bigns of having been saturated with the drug, but it was impossible to find from external examina- tion, so far, whether that ciused death. It was for the jury to decide. Then as to how he became possessed of the drug to that extent. The evidence does not assist you one atom. 1 he only evidence bearing on that is by Mrs Evans who says she saw deceased hopping -away from the washstand. On the other hand the doctor ex- plained that if deceased had drunk that quantity it would have felled him at once and he would be unable to walk. We may take it, he added, that the evidence of coming away from the wash- stand was to lead us to believe he had been for the drug, but if we accept the evidence that he was restless, it is quite ceitain that during the four hours deceased could not have consumed all that chloral. Evan. the brother-in-law, admitttd giv- ing a double dose, and 25 grains is an extreme dose. Then again the same witness admitted to the doctor of having given deceased 90 grains with- in four hours which is more conclusive. But the evidence from the other side must have been false from beginning to end. Deceased showed no) symptoms of heart weakness and nothing seems to account for death except by means of chloral. There is cause for suspicion but the wrong i not sufficiently revealed by the evidence to put one's finger upon it. There is an impression abroad that something is not right in the matter and while there is no evidence of a nature to sub- stantiate it, you cannot produce evidence to con- tradict it. Dr O'Donnell, he considered, was to be commended for coming forward as he had to give evidence. (Hea-, hear). VERDICT. The jury after due deliberation found that deceased met his (le tth by an over dose of cbloral but there is not sufficient evidence to show how it was administered. The jury consider there had been some negligence in administering the medicine." The inquiry lasted about live h ura and the Coroner thanked the Jury for their attendance and patience in arriving at the decision. THE FUNERAL. The funeral of the late Capt W H Davies will take place to-day (Thursday) at 2 p.m., at Hermon Baptist Cemetery.
DINAS CROSS. CWRW AT Y GWAIR at the Glan Hotel, Dinas—in small or large casks. Early orders will oblige.—Advt. NAUTICAL.—Capt E 0 Evans of the s.s. Everest paid a brief visit home last Friday from Swansea where his ship lies. ACCIDENT.—An accident occurred last week at Trewrach during the hay housing. Mr. Thomas Geo Raymond was engaged on the hay-stack when he was struck in the shoulder by the hay pitcher. Drs Havard and Rees were in attendance and we are pleased to note that Mr Raymond is improving. SCHOLASTIC.—Mr H E James paid a visit to the Council School last week on his usual l'ound. VISITORS.—Visitors are by no means num- erous up to the present, due, probably, to the unseasonable weather that up to recently has prevailed. Several parties have arrived this week, among them is Mr Llewellyn Peregrine son of Capt Peregrine, Smithfield, who is spending the annual vacation. PRESENTATION.—Mr D George is now on a z;' visit to his sister at Rhoshelig, from Ponty- cymmer, and proposes leaving early in August for America, where he has two brothers Holding responsible positions. On his departure from Pontycymmer, Mr George was the recipient from the officials and workmen at the Ffaldare Colliery, of a handsome gold albert and pendant, suitably inscribed, also a meercham pipe and tobacco pouch, in morroco leather—gifts which testify to the high esteem in which he was held by those employed at the colliery, where he had worked for upwards of five years. The presentation was made at a smoking concert held in honour of Mr of Mr George at the Pontycymmer Hotel, and over which Mr D Williams, one of the officials, ably presided.
Did You Hear! That General Booth, who will be at Her- nion Chapel on August 7th, has started on his tour through England and Wales, and that he lives on barley soup, dry toast, and toast and butter; that lie 'declared on Monday last, when starting that lie was 78 years young." That petty lying and bad language are rampant in the streets and ought to be checked. b That some people lie as easily as they eat. That the public interest in the Urban Council meetings is diminishing. That the meetings arc becoming pleasant and business-like. ('0 That the Council's task is an up-hill one. That the candidates for entrance scholarship to tlic County School need not despair because of the difliculty of the papers; that allowances will be made for their unusual diversity and scope.
Letterston Horticultural Society. —THE TWENTY SEVENTH- Annual- Qxhilition — Will be held On Monday, August 19, 1907 President: REV. J. REES, Letterston. Over 200 Prizes. Notice.—Entries close 4 clear days before August 9th.—Schedules to be had of the Secretary. Treasurers Mr W. J. Morris and Rev J. Rees. Secretary Mr J. Lawrence, School House. STUD BOAR. TO SERVE, at Bristgarn, a Pedigree _L Large lorkslure Boar, bred by Chas Spencer, Esq., Holywell Manor.—Fee 2s.
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 DEATH OF EX-WORKHOUSE MASTER.—There passed away last Friday at his residence, Myrtle Cottage, St. Dogmaels, Capt George Richards, for many years master of the St. Dogmaels Workhouse. Deceased was highly esteemed for his kindness of heart, especially to the poor people he had for so many years under his care. HONOURS FOR NEWPORTIAN.— Last week the Times gave the Oxford honours list which include Mr E W M Hubert Phillips, the son of the Rector of Newport, and that lie has attained the highest position possible; having obtained a first class honour in Natural Science Finals. Mr Phillips' career has been exceptionally brilliant throughout. When only 12 years of age he obtained a distinction in chemistry in the Central Welsh Board. While at Llandovery he obtained distinctions in Natural Science in the Oxford and Cam- bridge Board he was also scholar of Jesus College. In 1904 he obtained the University prize in Human Anatomy-a prize open to the whole University, and to graduates as well as undergraduates. Last year he also took his Intermediate M.B. After such a brilliant career in medicine, he spent his last year chiefly in reading Natural Science, and has succeeded in bringing great honour to his college and to himself by obtaining a llrst class hononrs. This distinction is all the more praiseworthy, as Mr Phillips for the first three years had to devote the greater part of his time to the study of medicine. A BANQUET TO A NEWPORTIAN IN LONDON. —A very enjoyable evening was spent at the Clachan Hotel, London, on Wednesday, July loth, when W D Morris, chemist, (youngest son of the late Capt Morris, Ivy House, New- port) was entertained to a farewell dinner given in his honour by a party of his most intimate friends in London on the occasion of his departure for Western Australia. After the cloths were removed there was an excel- lent programme consisiug of Music, speeches, etc., which had been arranged by Mr J M Picton. This part of the proceedings was most ably presided by Mr David Roberts, the genial and well-known draper of Clapham Junction, and who, on behalf of himself and the party, presented Mr Morris with a very handsome gold seal, set with sard and blood stone, with his initials and date engraved on. In making the presentation, the Chairman made some very appropriate references and elogised the many viritues that Mr Morris possessed, and of the high esteem he is held by all those that had made his acquaintance in London and who greatly deplore their loss by his departure for abroad.—Mr Morris, in his usual modest and humorous way, respond- ed and thanked the Chairman and all the friends for the very kind words spoken about him and all the good wishes, and also for the beautiful present given him, which he would always treasure and, it would serve to remind him of his old friends and the very happy and pleasant time that lie spent in London. He always hoped his life would be preserved to return again some day and give them some reminiscences of his life abroad. Appended is a list of names of tiie friends who attended —Messrs C P Brown, J Daniel, W Daniel, W E Harries, P Jackson, J M Picton, J D Rees, E Richards, D Roberts, E F Westley, J S Williams, R H Williams.—A very cordial vote of thanks was accorded to the Chairman for the most admirable way lie presided. The meeting terminated by the singing of Hen Wlad fy Nhadau." Mr Australia.—Mr John Morris, Ivy House, is paying a visit home before leaving on September 4th for Freemantle, Western Australia where he intends trying dame for- tune's pleasant smiles and frowns. Everyone will wish the successful Newportian all prosperity in his new venture in tl;e antipodes Illness.—On Monday the Rev J G Morris, the revered pastor of Ebenezer, accompanied by Mrs Morris, left by the express for London where the rev pastor undergoes a surgical operation. For sometime Mr Morris has been very far from well and it is sincerely hoped that the operation will have the effect sought for. The Castle.—On Wednesday, Mr Kernes Lloyd, Miss Peverel Lloyd and Miss Joan arrived at the Castle by motor-car. On Saturday next Sir Marteine and Lady Lloyd and Miss Nesta are expected. Nothing affords the inhabitants of the ancient borough more pleasure that the residence among them of the truly worthy Bronwydd family. St. Mary's.—Last Sunday evening, the rector, the Rev D G Phillips, delivered a memorial sermon to the late Miss Martha Ann Thomas who passed away last week at an early age. There was a crowded congrega- tion of all denominations among whom were numerous friends of the deceased. Regatta Committee.—A meeting of the regatta committee was held on Monday even- ing list to reconsider the date of the regatta. The prospective visit of General Booth and other engagements in the date fixed rendered a change necessary. Given fine weather the annual event is sure to be a big attraction. Mr T B Reynolds, the able headmaster of the Council School, has again the secretaryship in his hands and with a truly earnest com- mittee to assist in the arrangements every- I thing is certain to be on a complete scale of efficiency. Visitors are flocking into the town every day and the season thus promises to be quite a success. A Distinguished Vocalist.—Mrs Phillips, nee Miss Agnes Thomas, of Upper West- street, was one of the vocalists forming the choir, under Madame Hughes Thomas, that sang before the King and Queen and Princesss Victoria at Cardiff last week. Anyone who heard the Newport Ladies Choir at Good- wick eisteddfod recently must agree with the adjudicator that the voices of that choir were most melodious. When an experienced Lon- don adjudicator pronounces a choir perfect there is something in the statement to be relied upon.—Mr H R Felix, it should be mentioned, is the able conductor, and he and his choir are now rehearsing a cantata to be given towards the close of the year. The cantata is entitled Esther the beautiful queen That it will form a musical treat goes without saying, Newport may feel proud of its choristers especially the fair. Funeral.—The funeral took place on Mon- day last of Mrs Martha Evans, Upper St. Mary-street,, who died last week at the age of 76. The Rev T George Morris, Cardigan, conducted the service in the house and the Rev D G Phillips at the grave. There was a large attendance. General Booth.-Arrangeineiits are being to induce General Booth, the head of the Salvation Army, to deliver a short address on the cross roads as he passess through to Card- gan early in August. Should the negotiations prove successful it will be an houour to the town. If the Mavor and Corporation were to afford the general -a civic welcome it would be quite in keeping with the occasion. Holid;tv.-Capt and Mrs W Davies, Mor- awel, have left for Llangammerch Wells for their annual holiday. The hail veteran is in splendid health, however, but the change in- land will no doubt add to his store of health. Caersalem.—Boreu Sabboth diweddaf bed- yddiwyd dau frawd ieuainc ar broffes o'u ffydd yn Nghrist vn ngrwvdd torf fawr o edrycliwyr. Gweinyddwyd gan y Parch J. L1. Morris, gweinidog.
SOLVA. A PAUPER DANDY.—Mr William Harries, a native of Solva, who this month celebrates his 84 birthday, has been in the Haverford- west Workhouse for over 30 years. lie pre- viously occupied a very respectable and responsible position in life, being Jor 20 years shopwalker in a large drapery establishment in London. Subsequently he removed to Manchester, where he was engaged in a similar capacity.Harries has never associated with the other inmates, whom lie rather dis- pises. In his case the ordinary rules are relaxed, and the old man is allowed his liberty daily. He used to be conspicuous in a frock coat and silk hat, but lie now dons the more comfortable if less fashionable light grey bowler. He is still the most polite of paupers, and his long stay at the workhouse has not in the least soured his disposition. He never passes a lady without filting his hat and making a gracious bow, and all gentle- men who take a walk along the .populai Parade near the workhouse lie salutes with elaborate condescension.^—1° it'ie olcl days when a mending tailoring department was established at the workhouse Harries was places in charge, and lie made a very con- scientious overseer. Such is the old man's artistic taste that until recently he was often sought by the Haverfordwest drapers and hosiers for the purpose of carrying out window decorations. DEATH.-It is with deep regret that we an- nounce the death of Mr John Harries, of Gwarcoed, which sad event took place on Saturday morning last after a somewhat brief illness, at the age of 76 years. He had been about the day previous. Deceased was a 6 1011- faithful deacon of Mount Zion Congregation- al church, Solva, and will be greatly missed.
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LITTLENEWCASTLE.. CHURCH SERVICE.—Last Sunday, July 14th, at Littlenewcastle Church, the Rev A Rich- ardson, B.A., who is over 70 years of age, delivered an impressive sermon to an apprecia- tive congregation from Psalm xxni-4. Miss Gwendoline Vaughan, assistant teacheTat the day school, presided at the harmonium. For over 12 months the new accompanist has been under the tuition of Miss Miles, Llanstinan Rectory, and the skilful way in which Miss Vaughan manipulated the instrument reflects credit both on the teacher and pupil. The congregational singing at the service was above the average. In addition to the usual choir some of the vocalists from Glamorgan and the well-known local bass, Mr Michael James, Rock House, were present. The old Welsh tunes, Meirionydd," St. Andrews," and Glanyrafon," were rendered with real Welsh liwyl and heartiness., MR. ROSSER'S TESTIMONIAL.—Be it known that the Baptists of Littlenewcastle do not in- tend to encroach on the territory of other denominations. They will let them carry out their own plans, which implies that the Bapt- ists think his friends in other folds should commemorate his goodness to them. He did everything gratis, irrespective of creed. The Baptists considered his singing lessons an in- estimable boon to their adult members Churchmen also have proved him a faithful organist for six and a half years. Through him they have a worthy successor at the harmonium.
Letterston Notes. Singing is such a ticklish subject that we were quite nervous about passing any com- ment on the rehearsal at Saron, hence the absence of anything under the above heading about it. It was nice to see the Welsh para- graph, and we can do nothing better than confirm the sentiments therein, and to confi- dently look forward to a musical treat on August 12th, the day on which Mr Emlyn Davies will again conduct the combined choirs of Saron, Newton, Beulah and Pun- cheston. While on the religious ground-for singing is essentially a part of religion we hear the little church at Horeb (Congregational) had been appointing new deacons. The voting was by ballot, the booth being the particular home or pew of the voter. Quite a mild excitement prevailed to hear the result, anti to prevent any unwarrantable election fire' a hymn was sung with as much zest and zeal as at the recent revival. The three appointed were Messrs Lloyd, Griffiths, and the Secretary of the Church. Ouite a fine story reaches us from a station, about the size of ours, up the line, the only excuse for putting it under this heading, is that the Stationmaster is a native of Letter- stoh somewhere. It appears that a passenger, arriving rather late, was overcome by the heat the day previous, or the day after, and the railway people, with their characteristic geniality and hospitality common to Great Western Railway servants, thoughtfully gave him a night's rest in the—it is said—'ladies waiting room,' with its various comforts, padded seats, etc. The passenger, like the virgins of old, fell into a sleep, but about midnight suddenly woke up, and began look- Z, ing about bewildered, the stroke having pass- ed presumably. Relizing at last whcie he was, his keen eye caught, what does duty for the fire alarm, this he began to ring so vigor- ously, that the whole street, and Station Row, were alarmed, and started out into the street, now crowcfed, with only night garments on. We can judge the chargin of the Row at finding not ilames, but quite a torrent of fiery words from behind the glass door at the station. Some considerable time again elapsed before the passenger was liberated, not at all grateful for the considerations shown him and vowing vengence on all. It is hoped that Weary Willies' will not find out where our hospitable station staff reside, and shall only divulge the secret to the President of the Navvies Union, now as M.P., under the great- est protests of secrecy. The measles epidemic is still raging—most z;1 1 b of the children in the village and surround- ings have either been attacked or are now down with it. Many adults, it is said, are falling victims, which, at this time of the year, is to say the least, 'delightfully incon- venient, as the hay harvest is in full swing. We can only hope that with the advent of finer weather—so long in coming-it will dis- pel the result of an arctic summer.
PERJURY.—Perjury is known to be of fre- quent occurrence in Welsh Courts of Law while petty lying is one of the curses of rural life. Last Thursday at Cardiff in a claim by a tailor, who was run down by a Miss Eva Lillian Cox's trap, Judge Owen said the case was an excessively painful one. There liad been deliberate perjury on one side or the other. The story of the plaintiff was more probable than that told by the defendant, and the balance of evidence was strongly in I his favour. In awarding plaintiff [20 for personal damages, £2 14s for damage to bicycle, and costs, his Honour said lie hoped lie would never have to try such a case as this again.
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STRANGE BIGAMY STORY. At Stratford (Essex) Police Court on Sat- urday, Isaac William Curtis, aged 46, described as a caretaker, of Olive Road, Walthamstow, was charged on his own con- fession with inter-marrying with one Lizzie Wride, on June 3rd, 1907, his lawful wife, Alice Annie Curtis, being then and now alive. On the morning of the 5th inst. prisoner went into the Lea Bridge Road Police Station and said he wished to give himself up for bigamy. He was cautioned, and then he made a statement that he married the said Alice Annie Dizney at the Congregational Chadel, Haverfordwest, South Wales, on July 9th, 1885, and lived with her Juntil two years ago. When living at Finchley, she left him and four days later she wrote to him saying she wanted to have nothing more to do with him, and asked him to send her box and clothes. He did so, and had not seen her since. On June 3rd last he went through a form of marriage with Lizzie Wride at a Bristol Registry Office, aud on July 2nd left her to go to sea. He, however, first visited his sister-in-law at Olive Road, Waltham- stow, and when lie learned that his wife was alive and living at Upperton Road, Plaistow, lie invent and saw her, told her Nvliat- lie had done, and then lie decided to give himself up. Helena Booth, of Olive Road, WTood Street Walthamstow, sister of the first wife, was called and proved that she was present at the marriage at the Congregational Chapel, City Road, IIaverfordwest, in 1885, and she pro- duced the certificate. The Bench said they must send the case for trial. They allowed bail in prisoner's own recognisances.
SWIMMING.—Why not teach swimming to our youngsters ? At a coroner's inquiry held at Morriston on Friday into the circumstances attending the death of David Oswald Francis aged ten, who was drowned in the Tawne at Morriston on the previous day, the evidence showed that the boy had taken his boots and stockings off and was crossing a shallow part of the river, where the water was only up to his knees. He slipped, got confused, was carried by the current into deep water, and was drowned. A witness named John Harris Carpenter, aged 12, said deceased got carried into a pool, and when he saw lie was sinking witness, who could not swim, called to a man for assistance, but instead of responding lie went away in an opposite direction. A verdict of accidental death was returned and the Coroner expressed the hope that some arrangement could be made for Morriston lads to learn swimming.
MARKETS. CARMARTHEN, WEDNESDAY.—Gooseberry fair held Wednesday was not very large; neverthe less, there were some- fine specimens of horses and cattle, the last of which were disposed of in the cattle market. Cows and calves averaged cg t°X14 a fust-calf heifer, cg to o i os bulls, which were scarce, about f. io, an odd one fetched CI 7 and there were hardly any stores on offer. In the horse department in Priory street, carters exchanged hands at £35 to /40 and a few at c47 cobs £ 20 to £ 25 and two- year-old colts, C16 to £25; yearlings £8 to £ 12 Messrs. Lloyd and Thomas sold by auction 18 fat cattle, averaging £ 16 apiece, one bull at £ iy 5s, and a cow and calf at £ 18 10s. LAMPETER, WEDNESDAY.—St. Peter's Fair was held here today, and was very largely attended. A numer of horses were sold, some of which were of excellent quality. Small ponies were abundant and commanded good prices. Road- sters were also present in good number and sold well on the whole. Heavy carters were few in number, but there was a good demand for them. The cattle market was very full of animals, but there was a general depression in the business. Dealers from a distance were absent, and the farmers were at the mercy of local dealers, with the result that business was dull, and a great many cattle were returned home unsold. Two year olds were scarce. Yearlings sold from £ 6 to £ 8. Milch cows, of which there was a great demand, went from £ iv4 to £ 15. Heifers with calves also created a good demand, and averaged from £ 10 to ci 2. Small pigs were numerous and reached from 18s to 205 apiece. There was a large business done in the woollen department in the Market Place.
T- #TO -R. ppippg Co" MATHRY.. ET SUjvimelr SALE -p| FOR TWO WEEKS ottUY: Monday, July 22nd, TO Saturday, Aug. 3, 1907. The WHOLE OF THE DraperiJ øtoc 1 (Except Calicoes and Haberdashery) Out-fitting & Gents' Mercery.. Bespoke Tailoring Paperhangings, & BOOTS. ^Will be REDUCED to the -KEENEST SALE PRICES.- Genuine Reductions— £ To Bogus. TERMS — CASH. R. Philipps & Co., j MATHRY.