Nhguard Hill. Way afternoon representatives of aces interested in the diversion 2LCes interested in the diversion ] Town steep met at the bridge, by Mr \Y L Williams, C.C., who, Yorke, Langton, is anxious that shall he carried to a practical Meeting undoubtedly marked a sand by which, if maintained, gradient on any main road in \Vl11 be at length remedied. With fountain steep is regarded as er to commercial development g the coast to the south-west of wjDd although Fishguardians have **udable movement they are the t users of the hill. One or two ittee, far seeing and observantly t that the scheme should be the extent of doing away with y There is much reason in this, Would be enormous. To con- W-und and well-metalled road, d, from the bridge at Lower gfht along towards the bungalow es of well-defined curves towards Pjould entail more expense than be raised for sometime to come, suggestions are weighty and ■jfcplv earnest consideration for, of the Fishguard one is the most d in carting goods from the y1 quay. But, perhaps, for the tion should be directed towards dient on the Dinas side of the that is carried out it will open r the other side to be similarly « Quite a mistaken idea seems to Poinds of posting proprietors, some /;<«fear that the diversion will make dreaded motor-car, which, it is reduce the need for horse-drawn t^ovv, it should be borne in mind railway facilities there are for e people into the district the | demand for posting vehicles. One ltefer to the enormous demand for ■jt has taken place since the open- route to Ireland and the ex- P'^ay facilities^ which have been in connection therewith, to show K railway means more vehicles. As M^iat motors will become general aversion of the hill, a greater mis- Motion could scarcely arise. Were to the Cwm the only stiff n Fishguard and Aberystwyth then be some ground for fearing invasion." The numerous ter- On the coast route to Aberystwyth JBfMck must ever prove an unsur- ^^■^arrier to the motor-car. So that ^B^ation, at least, to come the trusty JMF vehicle will predominate. This may once and for all be dismissed d. Posting proprietors may con- ■Pr quota to the proposed diversion absolute certainty of reaping the j are sure to accrue by the easier %unication between Goodwick, 'i 'inas, Newport and places beyond, j feting last Saturday it may safely bf} as a distinctly encouraging fore- Matter things. From Newport came Jk. Felix and David Luke; Dinas Panted by Capt T. James, J.P., Glan- Edwin Bennett, J.P., Ashgrove, *^7i Harries, J.P., the Glan. Of the were Mr W. L. Williams, C.C., Evans, Capt D. M. Symmons, the W\ ^rt>an Council, Mr A. J. Hodges, Evans, solicitor, represented the jEj^Ugh whose garden the proposed 3? Will be constructed. Plans were J^nd the route inspected from the the bottom to the outlet at the S I.. Williams pointed out that the Ivould reduce the gradient from i in 15. The steepest part of the hill on rd side is about i in 9, therefore I project is worthy of the most hearty support. Let the fact t none of the cost can be placed on irmers in particular seem to have nion—an erroneous one at best, lose chiefly concerned will no >ute a goodly sum and everyone, isman or private individual, may kvith the full assurance of help- 410st beneficial scheme that must by ture prove a boon to all in the After diligent inspection Capt idedat a meeting in the Lower Ie, with the full assurance of help- Ptist Chapel, the whole of the repre- being present. Mr W L Williams rs of apology for absence for Mr J C r Thomas, the surveyor, as well as the leading administrators in the Everyone expressed sympathy with tt and promised practical support. in the course of the proceedings, Out that from £1,500 to £ 1,700 was cost, not2*2,750 as was previous Mr Yorke, who owns most of the ry, intimated in his letter his leal most generously indisposing and. Important previous engage- le cause of the absence of those In response to the Chairman, Mr ed the position at Newport in notion that the rates would be ges stated that one mail-cart driver ated his readiness to contribute £ 10 ke said that the fear was if the hill rted motors would crowd in upon i Harries also referred to the er- sssion that rating would be in- As regarded the St. Dogmaels Dis- before which he, in his capacity brought the matter that body sposed to move until something more tu had been done. illiams explained that the object in IK le public bodies to move was to ob- kwesfentation, and not with the object Jpttg anything on the rates which they ot db. The matter should be viewed broader standpoint of general wel- 1 Jo questions from several members as él he thought was a reasonable sum !t¡lght expect from Fishguard and the places, £ 500 was mentioned. (J8 all present considered about the r^t that might reasonably be expected. Carries The)' are afraid of motors. f}t Symmons: Then we ought to tax I parries understood that the Highway 41ittee expected a contribution of about Lr^ of the total. [.Williams said that was so, and a loan w then be negotiated for the remainder. e Chairman and several others agreed J.the G.W.R. Company might also be inched. Williams said that he was already in pUnication with the Company, and the ^eer had inspected the plans of the pro- diversion, the matter having been re- to Paddington. The last estimate was u -6*1,700, but Mr Williams considered it b'd cost much less. ^Plying to Capt Symmons the Chairman I that Mr Yorke had informed him person- that tlis land would be given at a very Inal figure. All that was necessary for One to put his shoulder to the wheel and a little (applause). 1r Williams replying to Messrs Felix and pointed out that the more railways the posting was required and that the fear ^reduction in that respect was absolutely jVidl««;. The view taken of the matter too narrow. Mr Felix said that tif\nrcntly the case at Newport. In tak- 5 theniatter up Mr Williams stated that he 'io without any consideration to indi- lttls or sections. It was for the welfare of .Community at large (hear, hear). ilin ]o^ Ji money would not mean more 11 about one-twentieth of a penny in the t, the Chairman proposed That this meet- I approves of the scheme and agrees to vtrVthe matter through to a successful issue." I 'Ir Edwin Bennett spoke most encouraging- lud he proposed that they should appoint ,entatives for each parish to take round J?ks to obtain promises. Dewi Harries seconded and it was %ed unanimously. n Capt Eyans thought that they might ask Vfarmers to contribute lie was sure they ^ld- ■ • [k^r Harries said the farmers in their district | ^ld contribute. ■i^apt James proposed that the Mayor of fj ^Vport (Capt D Mathias), Mr H, R Felix, Thomas, and D J Thomas, Cromlech I °Use, be appointed for Newport. Mir D I ^uke seconded and it was carried. (>^or Dinas Messrs Edwin Bennett, J.P., Jas f, (Jwells, Mill; Dewi Harries, J.P., and Capt Nes, J. P., were appointed. j.^Or' Fishguard Sfessrs Capt T Evans, J U vchards, J.P., L Evans, Echo Office DG j.jlomas, B G Llewhelin, Maesgwynne, and r iHiam' James were appointed. v\Ir Bennett seconded and it was carried nimouily. Mr Bennett observed that no one had been appointed for Goodwick. For the latter Messrs Bishop, Llewellyn (chemist), D Bevan, and D J Evans (The Stores) were unanimous- ly appointed. It was agreed that the next meeting be called for the middle of September, and in the meantime Mr Williams would communicate further with the G.W.R. Company and others interested in the matter. Mr D Harries proposed a vote of thanks to the Chairman and in response the Chairman proposed that the thanks of the meeting be given to Mr Williams for his diligence and care in taking the matter up. Mr Williams briefly acknowledged and a very successful meeting concluded.
Vestry Meeting at Fishguard. THE URBAN COUNCIL SUPPORTED. Under section 33 of the Local Government Act 1894, an Urban Council must apply for the power of appointing overseers, and revok- ing such appointment. Further, application is also necessary for exercising the powers and duties vested in the defunct Parish Council and overseers. Under section 31 of the same Act, where powers under the fore- going sections are granted to urban or other local authorities the Local Government Board grant the powers of the vestry under the 3rd I and 4th section of the Poor Rate Assessment and Collection Act, 1869. The Fishguard Urban Council have already dealt with the general district rate by allow- ing landlords a deduction of 20 per cent—or four shillings in the £ --in respect to tene- ments assessed under £10. By the additional j powers, which now await the sanction of the Local Government Board, the Fishguard Urban Council are enabled to compound in respect to the poor rate they will also have the duties hitherto vested in the overseers, to appeal against the valuation list, and other duties. Having applied for these powers, the Local Government Board wrote to the over- seeers-Messrs D. Rees and D. Cornock-- requesting them to call a meeting of the vestry and supply the Local Government Board with observations and resolutions thereon to guide them in sanctioning or otherwise the application of the Urban Council. The meeting was held in the Girls' National School on Monday evening last, the vicar, Rev W. Evans, M.A., presiding. There was a numerous and representative gathering, when the Vicar read the notice convening the meet- ing, and the letters that had passed between the Urban Council's clerk, Mr A. J. Hodges, and the Local Government Board. Mr D. Rees, one of the overseers, intimated through the Vicar, supported by letters from the Local Government Board, that the latter body, since the application of the Urban Council, sanctioned the handing over of the overseers' powers.—The letters were duly read. Mr T. Lewis: I take it that the power to appoint assistant overseers is not included. Vicar Did I say overseers ? Mr Lewis: No. Mr R. Howarth, Plasyfron, then proposed that the powers held by the vestry and which were sought by the Urban Council that evening, be retained by the vestry for another year, when the question should be again brought up for consideration." In doing so he pointed out that as yet the Urban Council had not long held office and as they had already ample scope for progressive work it would be advisable to wait and see what use they made of it. So far, the results of the new and extended administration were by no means great, and no harm could come by deferring the transfer of the powers in question. Mr D P Lewis seconded the proposition and supported the remarks of the mover. Mr J R Richards, thairman of the Urban Council, who was one of the deputation appointed by the Urban Council on Friday last to attend the Vestry, in moving an amendment that die transfer be sanctioned bv. that meeting, said the Urban Council had done nothing against the working-man whose representatives they were. By passing such a resolution they would deprive the Council of their legitimate rights, and he really did not know why the meeting should have been called. Somebody had been writing to the Local Government Board evidently. Mr D Rees I must object to that remark because the overseers were requested by the Local Government Board, as the letter I have handed to the Vicar will prove. The Vicar: That is so according to the instructions in the letter. Continuing, Mr Richards said it was to their advantage as a council and community to obtain the powers. Why, he asked, should the vestry hold them. There was not the slightest reason for with-holding the powers. In everything they did economy was the basis. Mr W J Vaughan seconded the amendment. Mr D W Lewis criticised the resolutipn, which, he said, was not asked for by the Local Government Board. As the question of the Small Tenement Act had arisen he might say that for some years that had been in force. It was debated upon for sometime previous to its adoption and then made operative in regard to/small tenements in the town by the votes of a large majority. They ought to support the Urban Council and if they did not perform their duties satisfactorily they could change them. They had grumbled at the smallness of the powers vested in the Parish Council and now some of them desired to give the Urban Council less than the form- er. He urged all to support the amendment. Mr D Rees said the principle of compound- ing referred to was the real and greatest griev- ance. They were there to support the inter- ests of the poor as well as the rich. The Urban Council had allowed 20 per cent to landlords at the expense of the general ratepayer. That worked out at from £ 34 to c40 per annum. It was inadvisable to allow them to deal similarly with the poor rate which was going on towards a [1000 per annum. At present the amouut of the rebate amounted to an equivalent of 5d in the £ He supported heartily the proposition. Mr W J Vaughan stated that if they did not compound the loss would be considerably greater than under the existing arrangement. On the other hand if they viewed the question impartially from the two standpoints they would find that there was a distinct saving to the ratepayers by allowing the rebate on small tenements under Cio. To with-hold the powers would be manifestly unfair to the Urban Council and unjust to the ratepayers as a whole. Mr T Meyler (chemist) asked for proof of what had been asserted by the advocates for the particular powers. Personally he was rather concerned about the matter of rebate. Mr T Lewis (chemist) dealt exhaustively with the whole matter. He ventured to state that the omission of the necessary clause in the Local Government Act was an inadver- tence, and would be remedied by the House of Commons in future. With all due respect to the overseers, the responsibility placed upon them was too great. They could not expect to administer such powers as efficiently and satisfactorily as fifteen. Their object was to hold the properties which were for the benefit of the public, as the Penslade and Pentour commons. These were' transferred from the vestry to the Parish Council when the latter came into operation and they reverted again to the vestry automatically. They must admit that the powers in the hands of fifteen had greater chance of being dealt with fairly. The overseers appointed in future might be men of straw and more easily influenced than the fifteen representatives of th'e people. If the Urlpan Council did'nt carry out their duties properly the people could replace them. The whole brunt rested with the matter of the assessment; it was between the poor man and the rich, and in dealing with the question he claimed they had acted with the best in- tentions. They made the abatement aftei very carefully considering the number of ex- emptions, excuses, defaulters, and cost of collection, and found that the course adopted was by far the most economical inasmuch as that by conceding ^34 per annum it left them about £34- to the good. Owners who paid rates on tenements, up to £10 received 20 per cent for doing so when the houses are occupied. Mr Rees Only fifteen occupiers are in the paupers" list. Mr Lewis, proceeding, admitted that, but the overseers were bound to consider any ap- plication for exemption and there would be many applying as was proved by past exper- ience, to the magistrates who invariably ex- cused them. He then referred to the present population as a shifting one and the work of the rate-collector considerably increased. Personally, he did not own one house of the kind that came under the Small Tenement Act, so that he could speak from disinterested motives. He appealed to the meeting not to give the Urban Council a rebuff by declining to confer upon them the vestry powers. They had been faced with considerable difficulties, but by judicious manipulation they had saved a matter of from 2d to 3d in the £ on the rates. What he would suggest to the meeting was the formation of a ratepayers' association in the town to watch over and check any at- tempt to unfairness or extravagance in the rates. As to the vestry, as an ecclesiastical body, it was right and proper, but to admin- ister public affairs it was totally out of date with the progress of the age. Mr A. J. Hodges gave figures showing the losses under the old system of each tenant paying his rate. In 1894 the amount collect- ed was ,r,487 excuses, £ 32 13s iod vacan- cies, 7r30 os gd, or a distinct loss of £ 33 2S iod. In 1897, out of c394 collected the loss was £ 42. For the last half-year, out of C861 col- lected the total amounted to £43, with rebate and exemptions. Mr B. G. Llewhelin said the present coun- 11 1 1 cil was in advance ot the previous one, but during the latter's term, they must admit there were many vacant houses. Now, however, he must admit that things had changed and the need for compounding on the rates was not so necessary because there were not many vacant tenements. But there was the ques- tion of the shifting population, yet he would not favour adopting the Small Tenement Act on the same lines as they did years ago when they had to grant a certain amount to the landlord for paying the rates. In the present instance the Urban Council had the option of refusing any abatement but the 20 per cent I provided the tenements were occupied. The chief advantage was in view of the tenant clearing out just before paying the rates. Mr Howarth But the 20 per cent allowed to the landlords is paid by the whole of the ratepayers ? Mr l,ewis The rebate is made on prob- able losses. Continuing Mr Llewhelin said the rate- payers would have to pay the deficiency. With regard to the district rate and the further com- pounding to allow 50 per cent, whether occupied or not, the- District Council declined to adopt the system because they argued there were no vacancies. In this particular the landlord could not force the Council to adopt any such system. However, there were other principles involved. Personally, he was in favour of all public administration of the kind being in the hands of the people's repre- sentative body in spite of the criticisms levelled at that body at the present time and which he had heard. If the people were dis- satisfied with their representatives on the Urban Council, was it not a rellection upon the people's indifferent- choice of such (hear, hear). Respecting the power of the overseers in regard to the common land, he did not believe that the overseers had any power since the Urban Council came into force be- cause it gravitated to the Urban Council, The trusts included the Square and the town clock. Vicar The Square is a private trust. Mr Llewhelin That is so. Continuing lie thought the Urban Council might have erred in conceding 20 per cent, but they might have a future council who would with- draw that. Mr Cuthbert Thomas emphasised the neces- sity for vesting the powers in the Urban Coun- cil and calculated that if they lost £60 upon £ "400 collected before the Small Tenements Act was in operation then they would lose £180 on the amount collected at the present time, viz., £800. To withhold the powers held by the Parish Council from the Urban Council would be casting a grave reflection upon the latter body and he urged the meet- ing to support the amendment. Mr Howarth, as the mover of the resolution, said that what they had heard that evening was all very grateful and comforting, and if Jiis action had effected nothing else he had reason to feel satisfied. But there was much dissatisfaction in the town consequent upon the adoption by the Council of the com- pounding system, which as everyone present wellknew, was absolutely uncalled for and unnecessary. Houses were in demand and would continue to be during the next ten years at least, therefore, vacancies were quite unlikely and they might just as well receive the rates in full as allow the 20 per cent to the landlords, thus saddling the larger body of ratepayers with an additional burden. As to the rellection on the Urban Council's ad- ministrative capacity referred to, he failed to observe any great improvement in the Urban upon the old defunct Parish Council. But, be that as it may, there was no reason advanced, except that named, why the vestry should hand over at that juncture the powers vested in it. By postponing the matter for one year the ratepayers would be able to note whether the Council merited further public confidence —(applause)—therefore he would adhere to the resolution. The Vicar, amidst several interruptions, expressed the opinion that the matter had been thoroughly thrashed out and he admitted having heard much of which he was previous- ly unaware of. It was now time to take the expression of the vestry on the question. Re- plying to Mr D W Lewis' remarks that the Local Government Board did not require a vote 011 the subject, the letter read out re- quested the overseers to forward cbservations and any resolutions that might be passed thereon. Mr. W. C. Thomas urged upon the mover of the resolution to withdraw, because of 'the stigma it involved on the Urban District Council if carried. Mr. Howarth replied that in view of the adverse reflection the resolution would have he had no objection to withdrawing the re- solution provided the seconder, Mr. D, P. Lewis agreed, Perhaps they ought to do nothing that might cripple the young council in its troubled course. Mr. D. P. Lewis said lie would like to make his assent to the withdrawal conditional upon the Urban Council throwing open its commit- tee meetings to the public (laughter and ap- plause). It was only right that the public should be made acquainted with what was going on in committees, Mr. Hodges replied that the reports of the committees were always read out at the council meetings, which were open to the public, Mr. Lewis—Very well. The Yicar said lie was glad to see so many ratepayers present that evening to hear the discussion. Now that the question was pract- ically settled by the resolution being with-! drawn, he could express his own inclination that whenever possible, to give the whole of the iocal administration over to the council or corporation as the case might be (applause) as the elected representatives of the people. He was always in favour of placing upon that body as much responsibility as possible the more responsibility they had the better for the town. He would now put the amend- ment as a substantive resolution, 1 hat this vestry meeting urges the Local Government Board to grant the powers ot the vestry to the Fishguard Urban Council, as mentioned." He was sure they had had considerable ltght thrown on the several matters, and he thanked them for their expression of opinions. On being put to the meeting the amend- ment as a substantive resolution was carried unanimously. Mr. Llewhelin said he had great pleasure in proposing a vote of thanks to the Vicarfor the unbiassed and tactful manner he had pre- sided. He was sure they all appreciated the way the business had been conducted (ap- plause.) Mr. T. Lewis had much pleasure in second- ing the vote and endorsing the proposers' remarks. The Vicar cordially acknowledged the vote, and the meeting which, was lively and interesting, terminated.
SOLVA. REGATTA.—We would remind our readers of the regatta to be held at Solva on Tuesday next. The harbour is an ideal one for row- ing and aquatic sports. Spectators are given an uninterrupted view of the various events from the surrounding heights, and this year's entries being unusually numerous, visitors may rely upon an .enjoyable day—weather permitting.
u SØUVBHJtft e -OF- Jfishguari) ani) Is ti 3 tt tie of a Book of Views just issued by the Publisher of the "Echo," giving an excellent collection of —Sixteen "Permanent Photographs of- Fishguard and Goodwick With descriptive letterpress. The price is la each (per post 1/2), and may be had at the "ECHO" NEWS AGENCIES, High-street & West-street, Fishguard. A similar publication has also been issued by Mr D. L. Llewellyn, cheuiist, Goodwick, from whom copies may be obtained at the above price.
Pembrokeshire Education Committee. THE TRAINING OF PUPIL TEACHERS. BIG SAVING TO THE RATEPAYERS. THE FISHGUARD SCHOOL PLANS. A meeting of the Pembrokeshire Education Committee was held on Friday, Mr S B Sketch presiding. There were also present Mr J Howard Griffiths (vice-chairman), Miss Rachel Allen, Miss Ada Thomas, Dr Griffith, Archdea- con Hilbers, Messrs Joseph Thomas, W Palmer Morgan, W T Davies, Walter L Williams, E Robinson, W Robinscn, W G Griffiths, J Harries, W Lawrence, and the Rev J Phillips, A telegram received from Mr J Whicher in- timated that he was unable to attend owing to indisposition. AN EXCELLENT APPOINTMENT. An intimation being received from the Privy Council that Mr Palmer Morgan had been appointed on the Joint Education Committee in place of Mr H C Allen, K.C., several mem- bers expressed the hope that the Intermediate scheme would now be pushed through. MR. EGERTON ALLEN'S COMPLAINT. A letter was received from Mr Egerton Allen giving details of his complaint against the management of the Tenby Parochial School. Although the county council manager, Mr Allen stated that he was not consulted in some very material particulars. As an instance of his ex- clusion from the management of the school he mentioned that on March 8th he left a meeting of the managers after being told that there was no further business in which he was concerned, and after he left business was done relating to religious instruction in the school. His com- plaint was that he was in a great measure ex- cluded from the management of the school. On the motion of Dr Griffith, seconded by Mr W Lawrence, it was decided to forward the complaint to the Board of Education. INCREASED EDUCATION RATE. A letter was received from the Managers of the Eglwyswrw Group calling attention 1c the increase in the county rate, and earnestly hop- ing that the Committee would curtail expendi- ture whenever possible without interfering with effciency. The Chairman remarked that he never knew of an Act of Parliament which had had the effect of reducing the rates. They all tended to increase the rates, if ever so slightly. In this case he was pleased to see that the Managers were in favour of an efficient standard being maintained, and he might assure them that all the members of the Education Committee were anxious to keep the rates at the lowest point consistent with efficiency. Mr W P Morgan remarked that the reason why the rates increased was because managers made such requests as was now done by the Eglwyswrw Group, who asked for a chimney sweeping apparatus at a cost of 35s. Dr Griffith said the Committee was a public body and the ratepayers had a. right to send them their views. The Committee could in turn send the managers their views. The rate- payers only wanted the Committee to be as economical as possible, and that was the wish of the whole county. Mr E Robinson mentioned that he expressed his sympathy with the managers, but he told them that he didn't see how it was possible to reduce the education rate. The Chairman I am afraid not., THE GOODWICK SITE. The Llanwnda Parish Council wrote recom- mending the Authority to negotiate for a site near Mr Miles' house on the Goodwick Common for the proposed new school. They also recom- mended a mixed school at Goodwick. Dr Griffith said the buildings committee had visited Goodwick and inspected a very eligible site which it was understood could very easily be procured. There had been a little difficulty with regard to the title, but he was now told by Mr Walter Williams that there would be now further difficulty in this respect. Mr Walter L Williams observed that the managers had already written to the Education Authority asking them to negotiate the contract, and the parish council had done likewise. They were of the opinion that a most suitable site was available, and Mr Hugh Thomas had full authority to negotiate with regard to it. They had in the past been endeavouring to get an infants school, and now a mixed school was re- quired. He moved that the matter be referred back to the buildings sub-committee. This course was adopted. THE STAFFING COMMITTEE. Mr W L Williams asked the Committee- to appoint a member of the staffing committee in his place. He stated the difficulties of at- tending the various committee meetings, and it was decided that Mr Williams and Dr WiTliams should arrange as to the committee on which they desired to serve, and that the Committee would concur in these arrangements. CHIMNEY SWEEPING APPARATUS. The Eglwyswrw group of managers having asked for authority to purchase a chimney sweeping apparatus for the use of all the schools in the group, the furnishing sub-committee re- commended that the Managers be asked to send in any special reasons they have for wishing this purchase. Mr E Robinson now explained that the chim- ney sweep desired to be paid an excessive price, and if the apparatus were produced the Managers would save the cost in one year. Mr J Harries remarked that managers through- out the county might desire a similar apparatus. Mr E Robinson; The chimney's must be swept. We shall effect a considerable saving. The recommendation of the committee was adopted. CHARGES FOR FUEL. The bills sub-committee reported on the éx- horbitant prices charged for fuel in some districts and suggested that tenders be invited. The Committee recommend that the Group Man- agers be asked to get tenders for the supply of coal to the Council and Non-Providing schools situated in their group-the price to include delivery at the school and stacking. In districts where there are no group the Committee are advised to advertise direct--Adoptcd. SCHOOL ATTENDANCE. The attendance sub-committee submitted a table of the total and average percentage of attendance during the past half year. The per- centage of average attendance was stated to be 83.6. INCREASE OF SALARY. It was resolved that several recommendations for increased salaries of teachers be considered at a special meeting of the staffing sub-com- mittee in September. THE ARCHITECTS DUTIES. THE FISHGUARD SCHOOL. The following report was submitted by a special committee appointed to consider the architect's duties :—After considering the refer- ences to the sub-committee of the Education Committee and after matters having been explained by the architect, Mr D E Thomas, the committee duly considered the matter refer- red to them and beg to report that they recom- mend that the architect be not granted any office assistance but that a clerk of works to in- spect any buildings in progress be appointed when it is considered necessary,. The Chairman said the architect had only one desire in this matter and that was that the property of the county should be properly pro- tected and inspected. Contracts were being carried out with no one to inspect them and see that the best materials were being used, and the committee therefore felt that a clerk of the works should be appointed. Mr E Robinson thought it most important that a clerk of the works should be appointed. He did not think they would find any other county authority without a clerk of works. It was impossible for the surveyor, with his other duties, to inspect buildings when they were being erected and if the committee engaged a clerk pf the works the work would be carried out more efficiently, and they would effect con- siderable saving. Mr W L Williams asked if it was intended to appoint a permanent clerk of the works, or only a temporary man for particular buildings. The Chairman replied that in a matter of this urgency in all probability the architect would undertake the work, and the committee felt that it would be better to defer the matter for the present, as there were no large contracts in hand. The sub-committee would make a re- commendation, but all appointments must be made by the Committee. Mr Walter Williams inquired whether instruc- tions had been given to the architect that he was not to leave his office to do work of inspec- tion I The Chairman said that a resolution had been passed to that effect. The plans fqr the Fish- guard school were being prepared, and plans of other schools were bting pressed for. The Board of Education had with-held the grant; which was a large one, until the plans of the Fishguard school were submitted. No doubt some of the work would suffer as it was im- possible for the architects to be in his office pre- paring these plans and outside inspecting buildings. Mr Palmer Morgan said there were big con- tracts being carried out at the present time at Narberth and Tenby, where supis of /900 were involved. There were smaller contracts in other parts of the county, and the matter was one which should npt be delayed. Dr Griffith held that an important appoint- ment like that of a clerk of works should be made by the Authority and not by any sub-com- mittee. The Chairman It must be made by this Authority. J Dr Griffite did not think the committee could deal with the question that clay, and there would not be another meeting until September for the members of the committee needed a holiday like other people. Mr Walter Williams desired to have things a little more explicit. Three months ago, he said, it was resolved that the architect should drop all other work and proceed with the plans of the Fishguard school. But he had been about other work, with the result that the plans of the Fishguard school were not more forward now than they were three months ago. It was now suggested that they do not consider the appointment of a clerk of works until the Sep- temper meeting. That would mean that -no appointment could be made before the October meeting. Meanwhile who was to supervise all the school buildings that were being erected in the county ? Plans of the Fishguard school were not likely to be ready before October, and no private individual would allow buildings to be erected without some kind of supervision. He moved that the Chairman and the architect appoint a temporary clerk of the works until October. j Mr E Robinson seconded. Mr Palmer Morgan, in supporting, said there were a lot of buildings needing supervision. Of course Mr Thomas, the architect, would have to go round and certify that the buildings had been carried out according to the plans and specifications before any payments were made. Dr Griffith moved an amendment that a special meeting of the Authority be held to make the appointment. Mr W Robinson seconded. Mr J Howard Griffiths did not think that tho Committee could give anyone power to make an appointment. The Chairman I have previously ruled that all appointments must be made by the general Committee. Mr J Howard Griffiths held that the duties imposed upon the clerk of the works would be additional to those of the architect. Rev James Phillips asked if it was intended to appoint a clerk of the works for a particular building or to make a permanent appointment. The Chairman replied that the committee thought that in the-event of two or three build- ing being in the course of erection simultaneous- ly two or three clerks of works should be ap- pointed, and thus avoid travelling expenses. It was not proposed to make a permanent appoint- ment, but rather to appoint local men in the districts where the works were in progress. Miss Thomas said she was under a similar impression. The Committee thought that a local man could be engaged in each case. The Chairman Of course that would have to be left to the Committee, who would be ad- vised by the architect as to whether there was a suitable man in the locality. Mr Williams: That is not an advisable course generally. The report of the committee having been adopted, I .1r Walter Williams asked if it would be possible for the architect to inspect the buildings and at the same time prepare plans. The Chairman The committee has decided that Mr Thomas is to give his whole time to the Fishguard plans until they are ready. Mr W L Williams then moved that the com- mittee advertise for a clerk of works at a salary of £2 2s a week. Mr E Robinson seconded, arguing that to do without a clerk of the works was false economy. Questioned on the point, Mr Williams said he proposed to make the appointment for three months. Mr W P Morgan said that the clerk of the works should be a cyclist. He looked upon the office as a most important one. The question of expenses was raised, and Mr Robinson said these should be allowed.' Dr Griffith thought that the question of salary should be carefully considered, because it was no use having a cheap and inferior man whose reports they could not relv upon. Mr E Robinson Their wages range from £ 2 2S to £ 1 3s. Mr J Howard Griffits moved that the com- mittee do not consider it necessary to make any appointment that day. He submitted that a clerk of the works would not assist the architect one iota. It was additional work. He was quite prepared to appoint a clerk of the works when the building of the Fisnguard school was in progress. Mr Williams asked if it was true economy to put up buildings without supervision. Dr Griffith said "Yes." Dr Griffith rose to a point of order. If he whispered a word he held that a member had no right to make it public. He could explain what he meant only he should be out of order. Mr E Robinson Don't be so cross, Doctor. (Laughter). On a division eight voted for the amendment that the time had not arrived for making the appointment and seven against. The amend- ment was therefore carried. TRAINING OF PUPIL TEACHERS AND BURSARIES The higher education committee recommend that for the year 1st August, 1907—31«tJuly, 1908, the county schools be paid the sumofjE3 for each pupil teacher in addition to any grant earned and jE4 for each probationer and any grant that they may earn. Recommended that next year no probationers' examination be held. The committee also recommended that before the drift of the proposed- scheme for bui-s-ii lei is submitted to the Board, copies should be sint to each mem- ber for persunl Mr W P Morgan said he was glad to report that during the coming year a great saving would be effected in the training of pupil teachers. In the county there would be 48 pupil teachers who would tiuish their apprenticeship, and 21 in the Borough of Pembroke. The total number of probationers who were likely to become pupil teachers was about 25. Several probitioneis would be asked to remain, and would only cost the committee 24, whereas if they had became pupil teachers they would have received not only the jE3, but a salary of X12. The new arrange- ment would be a souice of great economy. This year the committee would save abGU £600, equal to nearly a half-penny rnte. And it would itifliet no hardship on anyorie. The poor man's child would not suffer because 25 places in the county schools would be free, and there was no doubt that it would be of great advantage from eveiy point of view, because boys and girls would have continued instruction for two 01 three years. It would be of great advantage to the children of elementary schools th:it they would not have two or three teachers a week, and it would be a great advantage to the ratepayers as in two or three years time it would relieve the committee of about a penny rate. The Government bad in- creased the day second-try grant to f,5 for every pupil in the school, and no county school would receive less than £250. Next year he hoped the higher education rate would be reduced from 2d. to Id. The Chairman expressed pleasure at the pros- pect of a reduction in the rate.
NORTH PEMBROKESHIRE FARMERS' (2LUB !Õ_<11 SHOW WILL BE HELD AT ..FISHGUARD, ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 9th, 1907. Catalogues and Entry Forms may be had of the Secretary— V. J. G. JOHNS, Solicitor, Fishguard. In the Evening, a Grand CONCERT Will be given at the TEMPERANCE HALL ARTISTES Special Engagement Of the World-famed SOPRANO— Miss Amy Evans, London (Of the London, Berlin, &c., Concerts) Mr. Emlyn DaviesAR.c.M. (London), Wales' Finest Baritone. Assisted by :—CONTRALTO Miss Katie Phillips, Swansea TENOR -M,r. LIOW, Jones, Aberdare- j (Winner at the National Eisteddfod); and 11 Violinist: Miss Phyllis Carey, Fishguard Accompanist—Mr. T. H. CAREY, Fishguard. Doors open at 7.30, to commence at 8 p.m. Admission—Front Seats 2S 6d, Balcony as, 2nd Seats is 6d, and a limited number of Back Seatsatis. E. ANTHONY, Concert Hon, Secretary. — FREEHOLD FARMS FOR SALE. TO BE SOLD, by private treaty, some de- sirable FARMS, with suitable Buildings,- situate within three miles of the rapidly -developing town of Fishguard, the whole be- ing well-watered and fenced. This property is offered at a price that would make it a sound investment.—Further particulars of W. R. CARVER, Land Agent, Fishguard, Teify Welsh Flannel. For Costumes, Blouses, and Shirting. 1. It is All Wool. 7 2. It Wears Well. j: 3. It is Absolutely Unshrinkable. K G-ood 4. It is Light and Soft in Texture. 5. It is Smart in Design. Points 6. It is thoroughly Good Value. 7. It is Sold at a Popular Price. TEIFY Cream Costume Serge, best quality, 27 in. wide Is 6d. Costume Flannel, 2i in. wide Is 3d do. 42 in. wide 2s 3d 99 Blouse Flannel, „ Is Id; do best quality Is 3d „ Shirting Flannel, „ „ Is Id; „ „ Is 3d I The Teify Welsh Flannel Shirts are well made, in smart designs, and in all sizes.—Price, 4s. lid. _h_ Obtainable only of — T. W. EVilWS, Manchester House, Newport, Pern.
NEWPORT. PEM Memorial Sermon.- On Sunday July 2ist at St. Dogmaels Parish Church, the Rev Myfenydd Morgan, vicar of the parish, deliver- ed a funeral sermon to the late Capt Richards. The service was read by the Rev D Williams, B.A., 'curate and Mr J Jones, schoolmaster, presided at the harmonium, who also at the end played the Dead March in Saul." The text on which the sermon was based was Hebrews xi, 4. The Yicar dwelt rather ex- tensively on the chief facts and incidences in the late Captain's life. Some of his chief characteristics were energy, genuineness, and kindness. The preacher expatiated on his good qualifications as churchwarden, as a friend, as master of the Union Workhouse, etc. He described the departed as a man who lived true Christianity in his dealings with all classes, rich and poor alike. The preacher wound up his sermon by reading out some verses he had just composed. in memory of Captain George Richards. Demise.—As briefly referred to last week the death took place on Sunday of last week of Miss Margaret Hughes, of lluan, Eglwys- wrw. The funeral took place on Wednesday of last week at the Parish Church. The Rev I Morgan ofliciated at the house. In the church as well as at the graveside, he was assisted by the Rev T M Jones, of Llanarth- ney, formerly of Eglwyswrw. There were also present the Revs T Marsden, Capel Col- man and W Williams, Whitechurch. Success.—Miss Beatrice Jones, daughter of the late Rev Thos M Jones, vicar of Llanarth- ney, and late of Eglwyswrw, has just passed the Royal Drawing Society, incorporated by H.M. Queen Victoria, 1892, and obtained honours in the last two divisions. Miss Jones has now completed the full course, and possesses the honours certificate, signed by the president, H.M. Princess Louise. Miss Jones will take up her studies in London. HAY-MAKING ACCIDENTS. While hay- making at Penwern, Mr John Williams, Alltfach, Pontrefelen, fell from the top of a hay-rick and sustained serious injuries.—At Blaenmeini, Mr. John Owen, Pwllybroga, had his leg pierced by a pitchfork.—Mr John Francis, Henllan, while handling a pitch-fork had the misfortune to break it, with the result rhat lie fell over the rick.—We are glad to state that all the sufferers are recovering. THE Rev E Richards, rector of Llanllawcr, officiated last Sunday at Llangammarch Wells, St Cadmarch's Church, and preached very impressive sermons in Epglish, morning and evening. His intonation of the service quite charmed the large congregation and made them wish for more. Our readers will be glad to know that the above rev. gentle- man is deriving much benefit from his visit to the land of the Barium waters. Visitors.—The following visitors are now staying in Newport: At Bettws, Dr. Williams, Bristol; Swn-y-mor, (Mrs. Samuel), Major Pringle, and Mrs. Pell and family; Craig-y- nos (Mrs. Faroe), Mrs. Chetwynd and family Bryn-v-mor (Mr. Ellis), MI. and Mrs. Thomas, London; Rock House (Mrs. Adams), Capt. Inglefield, of Hereford Sea-gull (Mr. John), Rev. Mr. Harrison, Haverfordwest; Ocean House, Dr. Howell and family; Ondara House, (Captain Mathias) Mr. and Mrs. James and family; Parrog Arms, Mr. T. Williams, and family Llwynpia; No. 1 Wellfield Grove (Mr. J. Evans), Mr. Ferguson and family; No 2 Wellheld Grove, Mr. and Mrs. Roberts and family Spring Gardens, Mr. Maynard Home and family. Regatta.—Fine weather is all that is need- ed to make next Tuesday's regatta the best ever held on the shores of the ancient borough The entries promise to be very numerous, while the arrangements are being pushed forward with all speed by the energetic lion secretary, Mr. T. B. Reynolds, and his noble band of co-workers. In the evening a grand concert will be held in the schoolroom, in which the leading local vocalists will take part. NEVERN, A garden fete and gala in aid of the renova- tion of Nevern Church and foundation of a reading-room for Nevern village will be held in the grounds of Llwyngwair on Thursday, August 8th, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. The arrangements for the function will be under the capable supervision of Mrs Bowen, Llwyngwair, who will be assisted by an able and willing band of helpers. An attractive programme will be provided. The admis- sion to the grounds will be three pence. The event will be made a notable one as a musical entertainment, for when it is announced that the Newport Ladies Choir, under the conduc- torship of Mr H. R Felix, will provide the harmony, this fact will be accepted without question. Demise.—We deeply regret to record the death of Mrs Martha Williams, Yetgoch, which took place on Wednesday, the 24th inst, after a severe-attack of paralysis at the age' of 61. She was medically attended by Drs Havard and Rees, Newport. The de- ceased was a person of very amiable disposi- tion, and had been a faithful member of Gethsemane Calvinistic Methodist Chapel for many years. The funeral took place on Saturday at 2 p.m., at Gethsemane Burial- ground. The Rev Geo Morgan, pastor, con- ducted an impressive service at the house, while the Rev J 0 Evans, vicar of Nevern, and the Rev T M James, rector of Meline, in conjunction with the Rev Geo Morgan feel- inglv officiated at the giaveside. The funeral arrangements were ably carried out bv Messrs J Williams, Cross House, Newport, "and J James and Son, Court, Nevern. MELINE. Obituary.—It is with deep regret that we chronicle the death of Mr Owen Thomas, Felinfach, which took- place on Wednesday, 24th instA at the age of 65 years. The de- ceased, who was of a kind disposition, and held in high esteem by his neighbours, passed away peacefully after an illness extending over"a few weeks. He was medically attend- ed by Drs Havard and Rees, Newport. The funeral took place on Tiiday at 10 a.m. At the house, a short service was conducted by the Rev T M James, rector of Meline, and the Rev J T Gregory, Bryubcrian. At Meline, e where the interment took place, the Rev J 0 Evans, vicar of Nevern, and the Rev T M James officiated in the church and at the graveside. The funeral arrangements were entrusted to Messrs J Williams, Cross House, Newport, Pem., and J Davies, Pontybaldwin.
MARRIAGES. July 30, at the Baptist Chapel Croesgoch, by Rev. T. Davies, Fclinganol, and Rev. Z, Herbert (C. M.), of Solva, Mr. J. Nicholas, of Solva, to Miss Dinah John, Whitchurch. DEATHS. On the 24th inst, at Felinfach, Meline, Ir. •Owen Thomas, aged 65 years. On the 25th inst, at Yetgoch, Nevern, Mrs. J Martha Williams, aged 61 years.
LETTERSTON. Visitors.Staying at the Bungalow, Let- terston, are the following visitors:—Mrs. and Misses Hutchins, Cardiff; MissWinstone, Cardiff Mr. Alcx Matthysseus, Paris Mr. H. R. Morgans, Magdalene College, Cambridge and Miss Gertrude Harland, Llandaff. It is evident by the large number of visitors now to be found in the various rural places in the county, that those who are used to the busy town life seek quietness and seclusion when en- joying their holidays, and Letterston is already full of those in quest of fresh air and bright landscape scenery.
ST. To-morrow (Friday), the annual flower Show and Sports will be held at the above place, and which promise to equal all previous events of the kind. This year's catalogues were issued sufficiently early to enable competitors to prepare suitable garden pro- duce for the show and it is expected that there will be a vast improvement in the standard of the exhibits as a result. In the evening a capital concert will be held in the Schoolroom.
DEACONS MUST BE TEETOTALERS. PEMBROKESHIRE NOT Qcrn: RIPE. The quarterly meeting of the South Wales Calvinistic Methodist Association was held at Goginan, near Aberystwyth, on Tuesday. The question whether Church officers should be total abstainers was the chief item 011 the agenda. The various monthly meetings had been asked to express an opinion on the question, and those of Brecon,North Cardigan, South Cardigan, East Glamorgan, Car- marthenshire, Monmouthshire and West Glamorgan favoured total abstinance as a condition of appointment; while Pembroke- shire was of opinion that the time was not ripe for legislation. The Secretary said that only three out of all the monthly meetings Jiad not expressed an opinion on the question. The Chairman said they had reason to be thankful as an association that the monthly meetings were so united on this important question. He suggested that after the clear and unmistakable opinion expressed the association should accept the principle em- bodied in the resolutions of the monthly meetings. The Rev. Robert Salmon, (Llansadwrn) said a desire had been expressed by the general assembly that there should be uniform- ity in this matter, on the lines laid down by the North Wales Association at its meeting held at Festiniog in 1905. He proposed that the question be defeated until there was a greater measure of unanimity with regard to b it. Mr. W. E. Jones (Ystradgynlais) said the leaders of the denomination were placing obstacles in the path of this movement. He maintained that the Churches generally were ripe for it. The question had been adjourned too long, and it was full time they came to some decision upon it. Mr. W. Thomas (New Quay) moved that the association accept the principle that no one be elected a deacon who was not a total abstainer. Mr. Morgan Morgan (Merthyr) seconded, and the motion was carried without a dis- entient.
re Eleanor Thomas, deceased. ALL persons having any CLAIMS against the estate of Eleanor Thomas, late of Brvvynant, in the parish of Llanychllwydog, in the county of Pembroke, spinster, deceased, are hereby requested to send particulars there- of to me, the undersigned, on or before the 8th day of August, 1907.—ALFRED B. WILLIAMS, Solicitor, Fishguard. re Charlotte Thomas, deceased. ALL persons having any CLAIMS against the estate of Charlotte Thomas, late of Llanvchare, in the county of Pembroke, spin- ster, deceased, are hereby requested to send particulars thereof to me, the undersigned, on or before the 8th day of August, 1907.— ALFRED B. W ILLIAMS, Solicitor, Fishguard. WAN 1 ED, Apprentices to the Dress- tY making,—Appiv M. A. Evans, Pop- lars, Dinas Cross. FARM TO LET.—To Let, with possess- ion on the 29th September next, the h aim of HENDREGANOL, containing about 100 Acres of good Arable and Pasture Land. Z, Apply, Jordanston, Letterston. IT^OR SALE.—Sails, Oars, Mast,. Anchors, J Chains, Ropes, &c., in good order; suitable for a Boat.—T. Lamb, Lower Fish- guard. TO LE1, with possession on September 29th next, PENDWBLE FARM, in the. parish of Llanfairnantygof, comprisingof 283 acres or thereabout;? of good pasture and arable land.—Apply to W. R. Carver, Estate Agent, Fishguard. IJ. MEYLER, M.P.S., Dispensing A' Chemist, Milford Haven, has a vac- ancy for an Apprentice in or out-door full particulars on application. GAME.—-To Let, Shooting Rights over TRESINWEN, Llanwnda- — over 200 acres.—Apply, II R Morris, Tresinwen, Good- wick. FOR SALE, a good second-hand DOG JJ CART, recently done up.—Apply J, Morris, Coachbuilder, Fishguard. FOR SALE, Full size set of Silver-plated HARNESS, in good condition.—Apply Echo Office. GOOD Second-hand PIANO for sale £ g cash no dealers need apply—'Echo Office, Fishguard. rriO LE 1, the Slang of Land, about 80 _JL Acres in extent, known as MABWS LAND, in the parish of Matliry. Possession Michaelmas, 1907.—Apply, J. WATTS, Auctioneer, Letterston. IT^OR SALE, several valuable Freehold Building Plots at 1'ishguard, Goodwick, Letterston and Dinas.—Apply to Afred B. WILLIAMS, Solicitor, Tishguard. Baptist Chapel, Goodwick. TO CON T J; CTOKS. | ^ENDEIIS ure invited foi WORK tu be done i. at the above Chapel, viz., Side (iuTleiius, Seatings, iXrc. Tenders to be sealed and marked "Goedwig Chapel." Plans and specifications may be inspected at the Quay Road Refreshment Rooms, (.ooti wick. -All tenders to be in the Secretary's lianas not later than Thnr.d \y, Aug. Sth.-The lowest or any other tender not necess- arily accepted.—T. JoiiN, see. The Quay Road j Refreshment Rooms, Goodwick.