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DINAS CROSS.

'TREY LVE.

LLANSITNAN,

GOODWICK.

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GOODWICK. Another Pier Worker Injured.—On Sat- urday morning last Jeremiih Walsh was following his employment at the Pier works when a stone rolled down the hfap and caused severe iujuries to his feet and le^s. He was can led to his lo Igings at Duffryn on the m 0 y stretcher, and lafcpr in the day was convey to Haverfordwest Infirmary for treatment. Labour in Vain,— The "Hired Man" writes:—A pretty game, reminiscent of childish days when we used to driv^invaders off what we called our own plot of earil," is being played at Gojdwick. The /other day the District Council levelled defwn an earth bank along side the road leading to the huts, effecting a much needed improvement. Since then the game his begun. Some wooden .stakes were driven down on the outside of a liitle plot which is a continuation of the narrow strip the Council cleared and added to the roadway. Last week some iron posts took the place of the stakes. Whitevcr may be the object of the posts is best known-to those who fixed them. However, two indus- trious maidens set to removing them and, having succeeded, they fling them out of sight. Back ClllJe the planters and, after asking in vain for an explanation, proceeded to re-insert the iron junks. Said one of the stern planters, wf'il make them perspire to get these up again." This in the vernacular, not thinking that the fair trojons were watch. ing operations an'! keeping an open ear for whisperings. The planters had no sooner re-pegged out the patch of mother earth, which nobody owns yet to which everyone lays claim, than the fair diggers were about it aain with garden implements and, with a long and a strong pull, rooted up the offend- ing pillar of iron and it was once more tumbled over into the ditch There are some games not worth the candle, they say, but this one is considered a very profitable one to play at, particularly in this right little tight little island of ours. Convalescent.—Friends will be pleased to know that Mr Thomas Nicholas, carpenter, who nigh lost his h ind by blood poisoning following a very slight injury, is practically retored to health, though the fqi-tfinger of his left hand is not of much use. Farewell.-Oii Sunday evening last the Rev Rice Jones took leave of the parish, as curate, and delivered an appropriate sermon before a numerous congregation. After the service Mr Jones [Shook each member by the hand, and bade farewell. He leaves for Dafen to-day (Thursday), to take up position as curate. For Lloyd's Widow.- As will be seen in another column the officials and employees of the Pier Works, gave handsomely oa Satur- day last towards John Lloyd's widow, no less than il8 15 j being collected. Some of the men gave very fr-ely. To the Eiitor of the "County Echo." Sir,-Kindly give publicity to the following in your widely read paper:- farewell presentation to the Rev. E. Jones, on the occasion of his resignation of the Curacy of Llanwndn, and departure to the Curacy of Daten. The above took place at the Post Ollice, on Tuesday evening the 28th inst. The collection amounting to £ 10 was made by Miss John, assisted by the Misses Willian » of Cnwcsandy, and in a sllJall way by Mr Canning. In coni. mencing the proceedings, the Rev J Bowen, vicar of St n Lawrerce, proposed, and Mr Canning seconded, that Sir Hugh Owen take the ch ur. Sir Hugh Owen in the course of his remarks said In all sublunary things, as far as my* :il~~ L-'—" H °'wavs n, mixture of pleasure with pain aud such is the case tins evening. We have met to perform a painful duty, namely, to say farewell to an old friend, who has been amongst us for the past four years, I mean Mr Jones, but that painful duty has its pleasant aspect also, in that we know that the distance which will sever us, is not so great as to preclude the probability that we shall see Mr Jones again occasionally. During my connection with °Mr y 11 Jones, as Churchwarden, I have always found him most assiduous and attentive to his duties, kind and considerate in visiting his parishioners, especially when there was sickness, and even en his small income doing many acts of kindness and benevolence. I am glad the parishioners have given expression to their feelings in contributing to this presentation which although not commen- surate with Mr Jones's deserts is nevertheless most acceptable a« :t spontaneous proof of good will. I have great pleasure in presenting this purse of gold to Mr Jones, and, as I said before I hope we shall soon see him in Goodwick again no matter what he comcs for, whether to visit'his fnends, to attend a Harvest Thanksgiving, or on his honeymoon." ° °' Rev R Jonfis in reply said Sir Hugh Owen and genklemeUy I thank you sincerely for the kindly expressions you have made towards me, and for the presentation. I value it, not so much for its intrinsic worth, as that it gives me tangible proof of the good-will of the great majority of my parishioners. During my four years as Curate of Uanwnda, I have, 1 can conscientiously say, done my best t') farther the interests of the parish, and it is most gratifying to iiud on my departure such a cheering recognition of good feeling. I have had many difliculties to contend with, but I believe I am leaving the parish in a healthier state and better tone than when I came. In my Vicar, I have always found as kind and considerate a Splllt as it is possible for any Vicar to have. In Sir Hugh Owen I have always found fi, a coun«eller, and a brother, and I must thank you one and all. I thank Miss John and those concerned in the collection for their efforts. I thank Mr and Mrs Canning for the ready and disinterested help they have always afforded me in the Sunday School and I will close my re- maiks with the words of the text of my farewell sermon, The peace of Cod which ptssetli all understanding keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus." Mr Canning quoted Sir Hugh Owen's words that the occasion was a painful one, but tempered with a ray of sunshine, owing to the possibility and the probability that Mr Jones may visit us occasionally in tli-j future. During the past 3 years he had been in close touch with Mr Jones, owing to the Sunday School, &c., and had always found him a true friend. It gave him pleasure to look back and reflect that lie had been of some use to Mr Jones in his labours. He was sure that if Mr Jones did visit Goodwick in the future he would receive a hearty welcome from the majority of his former parishioners. He thanked Mr Jones for his kindly remarks, and for the uniform kindness and courtesy with which he always treated him and wished him every success, r ros- perity and happiness in his new sphere of labour. Rev J. Bowen, as an outsider, said he and Mr Jones had been old friends for many years, and he, personally, would iniss him very much. When one makes friends, especially in advanced years, it is hard to part with them. He also could see a ray of sunshine through the sorrow of parting, in that Mr Jones was (1) not going very far away, and (2), he was going to a place wheie he would be much better off, both financially and as regards his work. He was glad to see such a hearty and spontaneous expression of good-will from the parishioners which showed that Mr Jones was held in high esteem by then. Mr Jones was an energetic, conscientious man, a thoroughly good preacher, and a kind friend in need. He (Mr Bowen) hoped that with theinllux of visitors to Goodwick in the future Mr Jones would become a familiar figure, and he also hoped that Mr Jones would not forget to come and visit him. Mr Sansom agreed with the sentiments of the meeting, and expressed his regret at Mr Jones' departure: but at the same time he could see cause for looking at the cheerful side of the picture, in that Mr Jones was going to a superior place, and would be much better off than here. He wished Mr Jones every success and prosperity in his new curacy, and hoped that lie would occasionally visit Goodwick, where he was sure he would receive hearty welcome. He paid a tribute to Mr Jones' preaching as being very earnest and effective, and of a style not often met with in a small parish, and hoped his next congre- gation would appreciate it equally. J. V V