Public Notices. TREDAVID NATIONAL SCHOOL. A GRAND C O WCJESnT Will be given at the above School on FRIDAY EVENING, FEB. 23rd, 1894 When Talented Amateurs will take part. Doors open at 7 to commence at 7.30. Admis- sion-Front Seats (reserved), 1/6 Second do., 1/- A Hmited number of Back Seats at 6d. SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT OF Ap Pearce (The Celebrated Harpist), for the CONCERT To be held on THURSDAY, MARCH 1st „ (St. David's Day), at the TEMPERANCE HALL, FISHGUARD Proceeds in aid of the Literary Institute NOTICE. THE GREAT WESTERN OMNIBUS Will leave Fishguard at 8.25 a.m. during the winter months, callingat Letterston at 9.10 a.m., and Ford at 9.3-5 a.m., and arrive at Havertordwest in time to catch the 10.55 a.m. up train. The Return Journey at the usual time DAVID RICHARDS, Proprietor Educational. LADIES' COLLEGE, GOAT STREET, HAVERFORDWEST. (Established 62 Years.) PRINCIPAL MISS LLEWELLIN, Who is assisted by a Staff of Visiting Mastersaud, highly certified English and Foreign Resident Governesses. Every year the Pupils of this School distinguish themselves in the Local Examinations. No trouble or expense is spared to maintain a high standard of work in the School. Two local Prizes gained from Trinity College, London, for Pianoforte Playing, Senior and Junior. Certificates R. A. M. Pianoforte Playing, Se ence and Art, Trinity College, London, &c &c. Senior Oxford 1st, 2ud, and 3rd Class College of Preceptors Certificates and Trinity College, London, Practical Music Certificates. Highest References from Parents of Pupils. I The health and comfort of the Pupils receive the constant supervision of the Principal. liarge Tennis and Play Grounds attached.
FISHGUARD PETTY SESSIONS. These sessions were held on Thursday last, before J. Worthington and D.TIarris, Esqrs and the Rev. P. Phelps, when the following .P cases were; heard John Nicholas, Good wick, was charged on remand by Mr John Jenkins, Lower Town, Fishguard, with stealing a silver En "lish lever watch, value f4, on the 23rd January last. The Bench recommended the boy's removal to the Haverfordwest Union. Thomas Thomas, Pentre, was charged by Mr Joseph Davies Clark, Fishguard, with trespassing in pursuit of game on the 23rd December last.-Fined £2 and 7s 6d costs. William Symmonds, Narberth, was charged with deserting and neglecting to maintain his wife and family, now residing at Little Newcastle.—He was oidered to pay 7s 6d per week. Owen Thomas, Velindre, was charged by Mr Thomas Thomas, water bailiff, Eglwys- wrw, with salmon poaching on the 14th of October last.Cae adjourned to Eglwyswrw Petty Sessions. Superintendent .Phillips charged J. R. larris, Lower Town. Fishguard, with being irunk on the 2nd February at Fisho-uard.- Fined 2s 6d and 5s 5d costs.
Mr and Mrs Chauncey Morlan, who were married in New York about a year ago, claim to be the heaviest married couple on earth. Together they pull down the scale at the astonishing weight of 83st. lOlbs. j J, 172 lbs. I J
COMING EVENTS. We beg to remind our readers of the Tredavid Concert to-morrow evening (Friday), when some of the leading local artistes will take part. ————— Concert at the Temperance Hall on Thursday, March 1st. See posters. Eisteddfod at Carnedren on Wednesday, March 21st. Eisteddfod at the Temperance Hall, Fishguard, on Easter Monday, March 26th
LOCAL AND OTHER NEWS The weavers of Carmarthen are exper- iencing one more turn of the screw that bad trade always effects. On Saturday next a football match will be played at Pembroke Dock between Pembrokeshire and Aberavon teams. We publish in another column a list of subscriptions promised in aid of establishing a Cottage Hospital for North Pembrokeshire. Further subscriptions are respectfully solicited, which will be thank- fully 1eceived and duly acknowledged by Dr H. Lawton Swete, Fishguard. The "London Gazette" of Tuesday contains a commission signed by the lord- lieutenant of the county of Cardigan ap- pointing Mr John Francis (Cardigan) as deputy-lieutenant. The Rev P. Williams, minister of the Congregational Church, Lower Clapton, London, left home last week and has not since been heard of. Pembrokeshire men resident in Car- diff and the neighbourhood intend I to celebrate the old memories of their native county by meeting and dining together at the Park Hotel on March the 1st (St. David's Day). The gathering will be presided over by the Bishop of Llandaff. At Banbridge on Saturday, a Mrs Jordan was further charged with murder- ing her husband by poisoning. The evidence showed that a large quantity of strychnine was habitually kept in the house for poisoning ra ts.- Thei prisoner was again remanded. On Saturday last the inhabitants of Aberavon were startled by the news that Mr Evan Griffiths, the manager of the ill- I fated Glamorgan Central Building Society, had committed suicide by drowning himself in Port Talbot Dock. Deceased had been depressed since the crash of the society occurred. He was formerly a councillor for Aberavon, and had been mayor. The Roose Petty Sessions were held at the Shire Hall, Haverfordwest, on Satur- day last.1 There were no cases for hearing and the chairman (Mr R. Carrow) was presented with a pair of white kid gloves. At the/Cardiff Police-court on Saturday, a womsfcn named Florence Jones, aged 33, was brought up for the 105 time with being drunk, &c. She was sent to goal for a month. George Thomas, who was executed at Carmarthen on Tuesday week for murder- f ing Mary Ann Jones, left behind him a confession. In this he states that he met Jones, who was a virtuous girl, on several occasions, but had never walked out with her beyond seeing her home. About a fortnight before the murder she seemed to be avoiding him, and it came into his mind that he would do something to her, but he did not determine to murder her until the day the deed was committed, when he carried a razor with him, and met her after chapel, when he threw her down and cut her across the face and throat, the second wound being fatal.
CARNEDREN BOARD SCHOOL. AN EISTEDDFOD Will be held at the above School on WEDNESDAY EVENING, MARCH 21,, 1894. Chief Choral Competition—"Y Gwhthyn" (R. Roberta), for Choirs not less than 16 and not over 20. Prize, t2 2s. Programmes, by Post, Il:i(I.. to be obtained of W. D. Rowlands, carnedren Board School, Solva. Eisteddfod to commmce at 6. Admission, Is. A limited number of Reserved Seats at 2s. Apply to the Secretary. Proceeds towards the School Library,
A STEAMER BUNK. CREW LANDED AT FISHGUARD. A Correspondent writes :-On Monday afternoon last, about 4 o'clock, the Inhabi- tants of Llanwnda parish sighted a steamer outside in the bay in a sinking condition. They watched her fate eagerly, and about 5.30 they saw clouds of smoke ascending, and immediately after the vessel sunk, the crew having taken to their boats. The weather at the time was very mild and the sea calm, which enabled the crew (consisting of twelve men) to make for Fishguard harbour. Upon enquiry the steamer turned out to be the s.s. Morfa of Swansea, owned by Messrs Vivian and Sons. The steamer left Swansea at two o'clock on Sunday morning, with coal for Belfast. About 1 p.m. the same day she is supposed to have come into collision with some wrecka.ge in the vicinity of the North Bishops Lighthouse. It was thought at the time that there was no damage done to the steamer, but in about an hours time it was reported that she was leaking. The captain then decided to run the steamer into Fishguard, and ordered the pumps to be kept going, but all efforts to save her were in vain. The crew took to their boats, and within a short time afterwards the steamer sunk near Camp-y-French Bay. The crew made for Fishguard harbour, where they were met by a large number of people. They were at once provided with refresh- ments by the inhabitants of Lower Tower. One of the crew hailed from Dinas, and the remaining number were on Tuesday sent to Swansea by the Fishguard agent of the Shipwrecked Mariners' Society. The following report appeared in the Western Mail —The steamer Morfa,' of and from Swansea for Belfast, founder- ed on Monday afternoon one mile east of Strumble. The vessel sprang a leak, and shortly afterwards foundered. The crew, when they saw no hope of Saving her, took to their boats and landed at Fishguard harbour.—The Morfa was a small steamer belonging to Messrs Vivian, of Swansea, and was on a voyage to Belfast with coals. She was commanded by Captain Mitchell (of Swansea). The Morfa' has traded from Swansea to the Irish Coast for many years without mishap.
THE RENOWN BATTLESHIP. The construction of the hull of the new battleship Renown is proceeding rapidly at Pembroke, so that she almost fills up the shed under which she is being built. Her bottom is to be sheathered with wood and coppered. The Renown is somewhat smaller than the Royal Sovereign class, being only 12,350 tons against the 14,150 tons, but her natural draught engine-power is 10,000 against 9,000.
LAUNCH AT PEMBROKE DOCK. The torpedo boat Hazard was launched at Pembroke Dockyard on Saturday last. The weather turned out very wet, which prevented the attendance of spectators. The ceremony of naming and launching was performed by Miss Fitzgerald, the daughter of Captain Fitzgerald, R.N.
• JABEZ BALFOUR. Ex-National Foreign Minister Senor Ortis is formulating Jabez Balfour's claim for immediate release. He bases his contention on Article 10 of the treaty, which stipulates for liberation thirty days after arrest. The period having expired, 'he urges that the prisoner must be liberated. He also bases his claim on Article 18 of the National Con- stitution. His lawyer is preparing a formal claim for instant freedom, which will be pre- I sented to the court at once. It is thought by many that the judge will probably accede to the request later. Meanwhile Jabez Balfour, though still in custody, has not been returned to prison*
FISHGUARD. All Footballers are requested to attend a meeting at the Literary Institute on Friday evening at 8 o'clock.—SEC. C, ENTERTAINMENT.—On Wednesday even- ing a very enjoyable meeting took place -with the Juvenile Rechabites. The young ones were in capital spirits. The meeting was opened by scripture reading by H. (J. Bevan. Afterwards the juveniles s \-6 Pull for the Shore" in good style. Following this came a dialogue, Father and Son," by D. J. Llewelyn and H. M. Gibbon. An essay was then read by D. M. Tavner, of his own composition, on the Life of a Temperance Man." Tom Howells sang What a Friend we have in Jesus." Recitations were then given by six boys, namely, D. J. Llewelyn, T. H. Narbett, E. C. Howells, Alf. Harries, J. Gibbon, and Tom Howells, entitled Our Future Fate." "Hark, the Temperance trumpets sounding," sung by the juveniles together, brought the meeting to a close.— It may be mentioned that the Juvenile Tent is proving a great success; new members are enrolled at every meeting. Parents are respectfully asked to note the advantages offered to children becoming members of the Rechabite Tent.
LETTERSTON. WEIGHBRIDGE.—A meeting was held on Monday last at the above place for th* purpose of discussing the proposal establish a weighbridge at Letterston. 1".1.1 T. C. Yorke was voted to the chair. A share list was opened and £ 28 was sub- scribed in the room. A committee of management was elected, with Mr E. T. Lewis, London and Provincial Bank, Haverfordwest, as treasurer; and Mr J. Watts, Jubilee Hotel, as hon. secretary. A hearty vote of thanks was given to Mr J. Worthington for calling the meeting, and using his influence in support of the scheme.
WHAT THEY SAY AT FISHGUARD. [BY "OLD BoY."] That Mr Yorke returned 10 per cent. on the half-year's rent on Friday last. That his good example should be followed by other landowners. That the singing of the choir at the Temperance Hall on Sunday night was admirable. That there are several musical treats in store for us. That Ap Pearce will give a display of his wonderful harp performance at the Temperance Hall concert. That the concert promises to be a great success. That the young men particularly should do all in their power towards making the concert a success. That the proceeds are in aid of the Reading Room. That the Pelican Club was well attended on Friday night last. That the crew of the ill-fated steamer were well treated by the Lower Town folks. That they were entertained to tea by Peggy. That a Fishguardian walking through one of our streets on Monday evening could see nothing but roundabouts
Births, Marriages and Deaths. We respectfully ask our readers to forward us notices of births, marriages, and deaths, which will be inserted free of charge, on condition than they are accompanied with the name and address of the sender. DEATHS Jan. 13th, at the Ship Inn, Lower Town, Fishguard, Elizabeth, wife of Mr Jonah Phillips, aged 46 years. Jan. 17th, at Llanwnda, Ann, the wife of Mr John Williams, aged 65 years. Jan. 19th, at Zion's Hill, Spittal, Mr James Davies, aged 83 years. Jan. 20th, at Scleddy Park, the infant daughter of Mr William Eva is, aged 1 month.
BANKRUPTCY. John G. Thomas, Solva, Pembrokeshire, minister of the Gospel: first and final dividend Is. 8 7-16d. in the £ payable February 23, at the Official Receiver's, Carmarthen. v