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The Fatality at Fishguard…
The Fatality at Fishguard Harbour Works. PATHETIC SCENE AT THE INQUEST. J KEEN JUKYMEN. Considerable interest—sympathetic anxious and, in part, morbid—was aroused, on Thurs- day last in the vicinity of the Market-bouse wherein Jay the remains of the Pier-worker J. Jm Lloyd, of Cwmyreglwys. who die 1 on MonJay last from injuries received whilst following his employment as a labourer. Struck down by a huge stone soon after four o'clock, he was bandaged and gently borne over the Parrog to the surgery of Dr J M Owen, operated upon and before eight o'clock his lifeless remains were lying under co\er of the market there to await the Coroner's in- questation as to how the unfortunate fellow met bis death. The circumstances were such as to fill the entire district with the gravest concern for the widow and six little children, .rendered fatherless at one full swoop. As a nation the Cymryare noted for that touching, spantaneous outpouring of sincere pity to- wards their bereaved it is one of the fore- most characteristics of their nature and will doubtless endure to the end of time. Love -for the generous dead is as strong within the Welsh as the instinctive desire for life. Why —the question was asked, times out of num- ber—was the lifleless form allowed to remain so long at the Market-house, why is he not taken home to Dinas ? The query was very natural, but easily explained. In the first place the cottage that .shelters the sorrowing widow and children is situated in that pretty spot known in English as church valley where the devoted, ir-du&trious husband speut the few hours of repose which divided Satuiday evening from Monday. The place is remote and iuaccessable and the little home incommo- dious enough for the family so that, iu view of the inquest which was expected to take place on Thursday, it was deemed advisable to leave the body at Fishguard. Mr Ray- mond Carpmael, the chief assistant-engineer at the Harbour works, in the absence of his chief, had au elegant oak coffin made on the works and in which the body was placed to await the inquiry.— Mr Owen R. James car- ried out the tuneral arrangements on behalf of the Company. 0 There were many lingering in the vicinity of the Square anxious to witness the pro- ceedings early on Thursday morning, and when the court opened some scores followed the Coroner and jurymen up the stone stairs leading to the couit-room. PS. Rosser ably acted as the Curuner's officer and em- panelled the jury as follows: Messrs W S Jenkins (foreman), Capt T Evans, Capt Acraman, Capt Symmons, Messrs VV Rowe, L Evans, D Roberts. D T Davies, J Griffiths, George Williams, D R Reynolds, J R Davies, and John Evans. Mr Ivor Evans, county coroner, adminis- tered the oath to the jury.—Mr J T Robson, H.M.'s Inspector of mines and quarries, Swansea, was present in his official capacity Mr Raymond Carpmael, represented the Fisbguard and Russlare Harbour Works and W J Vaughau was briefed on behalf of the widow of the deceased, Mrs Racheal Lloyd. The jury had just viewed the remains when the widow, father and mother and other near relatives of the deceased entered the hall. For some minutes the scene was pain- fully pathetic. The aged mother, as toon as the cover was removed rushed to the bier and passionately kissed the face of her sleeping son whilst the widow sat completely overcome with emotion and totally unable to give evidence of identification. THE EVIDENCE. On behalf of Mrs Lloyd, Mr Dewi Harries, Dinas, identified the body as that of John Lloyd, labourer, of Cwmreglwys, who was 42 years of age. Witness knew nothing of the accident. Mr Evans then endorsed the order for the removal of the remains, and the grief- stricken mourners were assisted out. Patrick Blake, Duffryn, Goodwick, a crane driver on the Pier works, replying to the Coroner, said he knew the deceased, who was injured on Monday evening, the 20th inst., at 4.30, whilst standing by a skip which was attached to the crane that witness drove on the Fishguard Harbour Works. The stuff was being loaded in wagons and taken to the breakwater. Deceased was not doing any- thing at the time the. jib of the crane came round carrying a stone in a chain sling. The stone slipped out of the sling and fell on to the man who was knocked senseless at once. They took the stone off him and the Ambulance men came along with a stretcher and took him away. Michael Flynn fixed the stone into the sling and he (witness) worked the crane round. He saw the stone slipping out and he gave warning. Deceased did not attempt to get out of the way although he had plenty of time to do so after he received warning. Witness did not know whether deceased understood English or not; but he called out, "stand clear! Lloyd, who had been working at the same job four or five months, made no move. Stones did not slip out very often, but some- times. Mr Robson Did you raise the stone straight away without first balancing it ?—Yes, sir. Mr Robson Did it drag at ail ?—No, sir. Mr Robson It was pretty plumb ?—Yes. Mr Robson: Was the sling adjusted without the stone first being lifted?—Witness: It was lifted and carried straight away. The height would be about twelve feet from which the stone fell. Mr W. J. Vaughan: Was the crane in motion at the time of the accident ?—Yes, sir. Mr Vaughan; There was a big noise on the works but he spoke loud enough for witness to hear. Is that so ?—Yes. By Mr Robson There was a fair amount of noise owing to the drilling machines working on the other side.—Coroner; How far were the machines away ?—About six or seven yards. Coroner: When you are working the crane round do the men usually stand around ?— Lloyd was not standing in his proper place at the time. His skip was full and he was stand- ing by it. Mr Robson: It is the duty of the men to wait for the swing of the crane. By the Coroner Lloyd did not move at all from the slop. Coroner I suppose your attention was not particularly called to Lloyd before the accident. Witness Not more than to any other of the men but he saw him standing there before the stone came round to him. Witness could not estimate how long the stone took to slip from the sling. He judged the stone to be about a ton weight. Mr Robson Was it an easy stone to sling was it tapered at all ? Witness: No, sir; it was round, but not a very good stone to sling. Foreman: Was the man standing where he ought not to stand at the time of the accident ? Witness: They usually walked back a little when they were slinging. Coroner; They're supposed to do that. By the Foreman; —Lloyd stood sideways to the stone. Foreman How long was the stone in slipping* Witness: About half a second; I saw it slipping, but it gave no warning. He could not say whether it fell on deceased's head at all. It fell at once. Mr L. Evans: Was it Lloyd's duty to hook the skip he was filling to the sling?—No, sir. Mr Rowe: How long have you been crane driving? Witness Eight or nine months. He learnt the work since he came to the works. It was swung before going round. The slinger sees that the stone is fixed properly in the sling. Witness was not responsible for that. Mr Reynolds The chain did'nt break at all ? —No. Capt Symmons asked if the stone was lifted right under the jib or had it to be pulled out of the heap. Witness said it was under the jib. "Then," asked the Capt., "how is it that it did not foul the skip by which Lloyd was standing?" Witness replied that the stone was just in front of the skip. The Capt. proceeded to ask if the chain was under the stone, and if they ever used a double sling, when Mr Carpmael intorposed that the slinger would answer those questions. Capt Symmonds: I want to know whether the stone was inside or outside the skips, and whether was lifted perpendicularly or dragged. To the Coroner's question witness replied that the stone was about three feet from the skips. Coroner It was a very small distance he should have had plenty of time to get away. Witness did not know if the deceased saw them sling the stone, but he ought to have seen it from where he stood. Capt Symmonds: There are bonuses given every month to these crane men who do the most ?—Witness Yes.—Capt Symmonds That is all right. Capt Acraman You were evidently slinging stone over the heads of the men while they're filling the skips. Witness We sling them over their heads it they don't get out of the way (laughter). Foreman You give warning every time?— Yes, they called out "stand clear! but he did not know if deceased knew the warning was meant for him. Mr Carpmael said he had nothing to ask at that stage. sr.] NEVIDENCE. Michael Flynn, of 4 Duffryn Cottages, Goodwick, said he was engaged as hooker-on on slinger at the Pier Works. He remembered attaching the sling to the stone-a partly round one-to the jib. He did not notice the deceased because there were several skips between deceased and himself, Lloyd was working at the farthest skip he did not notice the stone slip it did not drag at all it actually went up straight, then when it had risen ten or twelve feet the crane slewed round. He thought it was quite safe. First of all he told the men to mind themselves. Lloyd was near enough to have seen it, and witness gave notice that the stone was going up. Before the stone began to move at all he told them. There were seven fillers besides John Lloyd, whom he never heard speak in English. All the men were warned as a group and he did not pay any particular attention to Lloyd any more than to the others. It was not his habit to watch the stone go up, and did not see it falling. By Mr Vaughan Witness did not see Lloyd move after the stone was slung. Mr Vaughan said his point was that deceased could not have heard the warning. Witness I told them all before I com- menced slinging. He did not see Lloyd move after the stone was placed in the sling. Replying to Mr Vaughan witness said he shouted as each stone was being slung. Coroner Lloyd concluded he was at a safe distance ? No answer. Witness shouted so that everyone could hear. He did not receive the bonus. Foreman How do you know the stone is fast. Witness We sling the stone as safely as we can sometimes the stone slips some- times the chain breaks. Replying to Capt Acraman, witness said it was an ordinary single chain sling. Capt Symmons You say it was a difficult stone to sling why did'nt you put two slings round it ? Witness As a rule, we don't use two slings whether it is dangerous or not. Capt Syrnrnons Are not these bonuses divided between the crane men and the slinger. Witness was understood to reply in the atllr. mative. Mr Carpmael said only the first and second cranes received bonuses then they divided them. Replying to Mr Vaughan, witness said he had been slinging for about nine months and he had known deceased most of the time he had worked on the works. Deceased was always very attentive to his work. In reply to Mr Carpmael, witness said there were four skips with the crane. Lloyd's mate was not present at the time of the accident. Witness was getting away the big stones to make room for the other skips. The stone was right at the bottom of the heap before they slung it up. SAW THE ACCIDENT—TOO LATE. Thomas Phillips, living at Llanwnda, said he was engaged in the wagons releasing the chains and skips. He saw the accident to the deceased. First he saw the stone rising and then the jib going round towards John Lloyd. At first he could not see which way, but after- wards saw it go in the direction of Lloyd. I said, "look out John Lloyd." Deceased was then in front of the skip with his back towards the crane. Witness saw the stone in the act of slipping and called out to deceased the uiomeijt before. Lloyd did not move at all it was too late the stone came down at once on deceased's foot. Witness did not hear Michael Flynn call out because witness was on the other side of the crane, but he heard the crane man call out. Witness here exclaimed minutely how the deceased was struck—John Lloyd had one foot resting on a stone which was inside the skip then he fell on his back and the stone rolled over him. Coroner Could deceased not have seen the stone go up. Witness No, sir. John Lloyd was stand- ijig in his proper place before the jib came round. By Mr Vaughan Witness had been on the works seven months Lloyd had worked with him for three months. Deceased had no time to get out of the way before the stone fell and he was always careful. ENGINEER'S EVIDENCE. At this stage the Coroner intimated that there was nothing that Mr Carpmael could say, he thought the evidence was clear enough but he could give evidence if he wished. After a few moments Mr Carpmael said he would like to add his testimony. He was ciiief-assistant-engineer-in charge in the absence of the chief (Mr G L Gibson). He explained that each crane had three or four skips placed in a row twenty to thirty feet apart. Two men were engaged filling at each skip. The crane in question had a radius of 34 feet from the centre. There were four skips and these were dropped in such places whero required and the slinger had to see that the crane was kept at work all the time either with stones or the skips. Witness was not present at the time the accident occurred, but was advised at once by telephone he was present at the operation and death. In answer to the Coroner witness stated that the strictest orders had been given to gangers to see that the men were clear of the crane before the cranes slued, and the men were warned to keep clear. Each crane had a plate attached warning the men to beware of the cranc slueing. Coroner Do they rarely read the notices ? They are there and we cannot rope them to the notices. They are six inch letters. There was nothing against deceased, perhaps a bit slow. In expressing his opinion Mr Carpmael said he had been in crane and engin- eering works seven years and he found that it a man was killed one day the workmen were Just as careless as ever two days later. MEDICAL EVIDENCE. Mr Tlios. Morgan, M.R.C.S., L.U.C.P., assistant to Dr J. Morgan Owen, said he lived at Goodwick, and was informed that a serious accident had happened on the Works. He went immediately and afterwards directed the mall s removal to the surgery at Fishguard, and he was present when deceased was brought in. The man was conscious. On examination lie found the left foot had been amputated. The Coroner Cut oil ? Dr Morgan: It was clean enough to have been amputated surgically. Deceased had a wound over the left eye about two inches long which penetrated right inside the skull, he also had a wound on the right side of the head about li inches long, and which seemed to have bled freely he was suffering very much from shock, and was practically pulseless during the whole of the time in the surgery. Dr O'Donnell, another practitioner of the works, came to the surgery and trimmed the leg while witness administered the anesthetic. They tried to do the best for the patient that was possible, but he died in about half'an-hour after his arrival at the surgery from shock, due to internal injuries. Deceased had made no complaint. The Coroner, addressing the jury, said they had heard the facts, as to what really hap- pened, from beginning to end. He drew at- tention to the fact that when men were em- ployed on dangerous work they get so accus- tomed to it that they perceived no danger and so became careless. There seemed to be no blame attached to anyone in this case. It was purely and simply accidental. Mr Reynolds One witness said that deceas- ed had his back to the crane and the driver said he was sideways; which is correct? Coroner: If you had the evidence of the eight men under such circumstances every one's version would be different, due to the excitement that must have taken place. Mr Reynolds: One witness said he didn't know which way the crane was coming round. I don't think the man had a chance to save his own life I cannot come to any other conclusion. The Coroner observed that all the circum- stances required consideration. The man who said he did not know which way the jib of the crane would travel was on the wagon. Capt Evans: We are told that stones are slung with only one sling would it not be better to use a double sling to unshapely stones ? Life is very dear. Mr Geo Williams thought it should be added as a recommendation that two slings be used. Mr Carpmael: It is all very well to offer suggestions as to slinging stones with two chains, but I should like some of you to try it. I have been on engineering works abroad and at home and have some idea of the impractic- ability of the suggestion. Capt T. Evans: Possibly I have slung more materials than anyone present to-day I have had to sling things for forty-four yoars and never killed a man by means of slinging accidents in my life. Mr Carpmael You cannot do better than use a single chain. Capt Evans Can't I; I will put one on for you just to show you how it can be done. Capt Symmonds You don't want an engin- eer to sling a stone. Mr Carpmael (warmly) That is why we have slingers.—There was considerable discussion at this juncture, Mr Rowe remarking that the direct cause of the accident had not been explained. Coroner Because the chain was placed in such a position ai to slip off. Capt Evans here interposed that he had seen guns 80 tons in weight slung with safety. Mr Carpmael: You cannot compare such things with slinging stones of the kind we have at the Works. After this the court was cleared fot the jury to consult in private. Ten minutes later the court again assembled and the Foreman handed in a written verdict which the Coroner perused. It was to the effect that they found that John Lloyd was accidentally killed by a stone slipping from the chain sling of the crane, and which they considered was not properly placed. The Coroner: Assuming the deceased was in his proper position at the time this would be tantamount to a verdict of manslaughter against the slinger. The fact that the stone slipped shows that the sling was not properly adjusted. Do you intend your verdict to convey that purport ? The Foreman said it was not meant to im- plicate the slinger, but in order that more care should be used. There was another recommendation: We also wish to say that in our opinion the Fish- guard and Rosslare Harbour Company should provide a place or room at Good wick where serious accidents could be treated temporarily until the person be in a condition for removal to his home or infirmary." Mr Carpmael undertook to place the recom- mendation before the proper authority. The Foreman, at the suggestion of the Coroner, altered the wording of the verdict to the following That the said John Lloyd, on Monday, the 20th inst, at 4-110 p.m., while engaged on the Fishguard and Rosslare Harbour Works at Goodwick, was injured acci- dentally by a stone, slipping from the sling of a crane, falling upon him and who died from his injuries." Mr Reynolds The verdict has been altered now; according to what I have heard here to-day I am surprised the men save so well. This inquiry is only a farce unless we are going to have some reality about it, and give effect to our opinion. Capt Acraman asked if a rider could not be added to the effect that the Harbour Company see that in future the men carry out the orders. The Coroner said that would have to go to the Company throgh Mr Carpmael, who ex- pressed his readiness to convey the recommen- dation. Eventually, the amended verdict of "Accidental Death" was returned. The jury returned their fees of Is Gd each to the widow. The sum was handed to Mr W. J. Vaughan, who intimatad he would send the money direct to Mrs Lloyd. MISFORTUNE COMES NOT SINGLY. Writes one of the spectators at the inquest The kindly apt of the jury in handing over their fees is worthy the name of Cymry, and the twelve good men and true may feel convinced that the case is deserving of their consideration, and that the generous aid meets with the gratitude and appreciation of the distressed widow, Mrs Lloyd. Permit me to recount a little meeting I experienced on Satuiday last, which adds still more sadness to the unfortunate accident at the Works. I was on my business way to Cwmyr- eghvys when I overtook a man who seemed not more than thirty-five years of age. He was struggling on crutches down the rather rough road to Cwmyreglwys. I passed the time o' day, remarking that the road was an awkward one for anybody with only one leg and a pair of crutches to travel upon. I he cripple replied, "I am just going to see how the widow, my sister-in-law is to-day, I live on Newport mountain." Dear nie, thought I, here is a relative of the unfortunate man, John Lloyd. I'1 reply to my queries as to his relationship with John Lloyd lie said, Yes, yes, I tiii Wm Lloyd, and John Lloyd was my only brother. I met with an injury to my knee a little mote thin a year ago, whilst discharging coal at Panvg, Newport. In broken English, strengthened at periods with Welsh, he went on to say that he worked for some months after his injury, and then complications ensued, and he ultimately, about three months ago, entered the Haverfordwest infirmary and had his ieg amputa- ted near the knee. I gathered that his wife and four young children, who were dependent upon him, were now in receipt of assistance from the common fund. From the foregoing it will be seen that the brothers, had John Lloyd lived, would have been in the painful position of cripples, with the responsibility of having to bring up large families. Most deplorable cases tlip-se- cases that call for that chaiity that droppeth as the gentle dew from Heaven. Here was the maimed brother in distress on an errand of sym- pathy. Truly, Fellow feeling makes us won- drous kind," and the incident of the meeting, at the humble cottage near the ancient ruins of St l>rynach's Church, iu the picturesque valley, on Saturday last, was one of touchiug pathos. Rail- Way coil) enjoy a good reputation for mak- ing provision for those who are left helpless by the death of their employees, and 1 doubt not that the 1( ishguard and Rosslare Company will act-generously towards the widow and six orphan children oi John Lloyd. There is a case recorded only last week of a Liveipool widow of a railway servant, who died a natural death, being employ- ed on the regular staff of the Company. The case of John Lloyd is not exactly similar, as the latter was employed on constructive works, apart from the railway staff. However, I learn that enquiries, are being made, by the oflicials of the Pier Works into the widow's circumstances, so that, with the assistance of a charitable community, coupled with that of the Company's provision, will be forthcoming for their sustenance. In the case of Wm. Lloyd, the kind-hearted public can do much towards keeping the wolf from the door. I trust that the object of this note may have the desired effect of arousing sympathy with the two families now in their hour of need. It is charity only that maketh riches worth the owuing.
- Fashionable Wedding at Dinas.…
Fashionable Wedding at Dinas. With merry lilt the bell of St Brynach's Church, Dinas, proclaimed the marriage, on Saturday last, of Mr Henry Worrall, a gentleman of wealth and influence, of Crims- worth, Whalley R-ipole, near Manchester, and Miss Janet Greener, B A.. principal of the Manchester High School, and sister of Dr Greener, which was solemnised at Dinas Parish Church. The day was an ideal one, the country side bathed in the golden sun- light from a cloudless sky, appeared in all the beauty of early summer tints. Cwm- yreglwys, beside the joyous sea, shone, not only in its exquisite natural beauty, but with Hags, and bunting, a profusion of flora and amiated whisperings of the community who gathered to acclaim the auspicious occasion and give welcome to the bridal patty. There was an unmistakable air of rejoicing from one cud of the breezy city to the other. Towering high on the crest of the hill over looking Ashgrove, a flagstaff bearing the national colours waving in the cooling breeze, could be seen from the Garn on the way from Fishguard. Then along the road to Penrbiw a streamers were displayed at almost every house, while in the centre of a line of bright bunting that stretched across the road was the motto" we wi-h yon joy." At the little fishiug harbour of Cwmyreglwys the fishing bo-it d Capt Davies, the i; Good Hope," had flags flying, and the Capt of the Daisy had similar clecat-ations at his house. From the main-road down t) the sacred edifice nearly every house joined in the general display. The interior of the church was tastefully decorated with lovely blossoms and rose-buds. Round the communion rails were entwined honeysuckle, and the windows with brambles aud roses, while pulpit, reading- des-k aud organ presented an artistic appear- ance under garlands of elder leaves and blossoms, creepers and blooms Choice coloured blooms lit up the altar, pulpit and chancel, the work nfleeting credit, on the decorators who were as fullows :—Miss Williams and Miss Alderson (rectory), Mrs Huthwait (London), Mrs Parker, Miss Dolly Jenkins, Miss Ann Williams, Rev M H Huthwait, and Messrs T LI Thomas, and T Williams, Brynhenllan. It was intended, so far as the outside world was concerned, to keep the event as quiet as possible, but Dina'dles were well-informed and, therefore, determined to celebrate the nuptials in a manner worthy of the place and the generous family at Penrhiw. Dr and Mrs Greener and family as well as the bride Miss Greener have ingratiated themselves in the hearts of the people by their residence among them and the keen interest they evince in the wel- fare of the place as a health resoit. No more convincing testimony of the family's affection tor Dinas could be shown than in the build- ing of Penrhiw, Dr Greener's new residence at Cwmyreglwys, and which not only adds beauty to the spot of waste, unprofitable ground, but finds employment for several persons throughout the year. The ceremony was fixed for 11.30, to enable, the couple to reach their destination by train from Crymmych after the luncheon. and tor neaily an hour previously the sacred building was filled with people bedecked in summer frocks whilst round the entrance a large number awaited the arrival of the con- tracting parties. Miss Alderson presided at the oigan, aud Mr Carter Bennett conducted the choir which rendered the hymn with much heartiness, The voice that breath'd oer Klen, as the party entered the church and took seats in the chancel. In the absence through family illness, of Canou Mitchell. Liverpool (cousin of Mrs (Dr) Greener), the ceremony was performed by the Rev J Williams, rector, assisted by the Rev M H Huthwait, London, the latter a visitor with his mother ( NIrs Huthwait). at Cnwc Mr George Worrall, brother of the bridegroom acted as bestman, Dr Greener gave his sister away and the bride was attended by Miss Grace Worrall, daughter of the bridegroom, atid Mrs Greener as bridesmaids. Others of ¡ the pirty were Mr Phillip Worrall and Mr Stephen Worrall—sons of the bridegroom, the last named ot whom holds a commission in the Border Regiment statioued at Devonpoit and recently returned from South Africa—Miss Nora Pi ingle, daughter of Dr Pringle, Bridgend and Miss Phyllis Adcock, daughter of Dr Adeock, of Bath. The bride was becomingly attired in a gown of grey voile over white silk her hat of butnt straw was trimmed with black velvet and roses. She carried a lovely boquet of roses as did the bridesmaids and lady guests. Her orna- ments were pearl and diamond the gifts of the bridegroom. Mrs Greener looked stately- elegant gowned in French embroidered muslin and picture hat with black feathers, and Miss Grace Worrall's dress suited her youthful figure admirably. At the conclusion Miss Alderson (who was charmingly attired in white silk), played in good style Mendels- sohn's Wedding March," and as they leit 0 the church two pretty girls in white, Miss Lillian Hopkins, Henllan, and Miss Annie Carter Bennett, Ilescwm, preceded the happy couple and strewed flowers along the pathway through the church-yard, while the onlookers greeted them with showers of rice. This pretty scene was enhanced at the gates when, just as Mr and Mrs Worrall dreve away, a sweet boquet of white violets was thrown into the carriage; Mrs Gieeuer also receiving a boquet of pink roses from the hands of two of the fair inhabitants of the place. There were hearty cheers as the carriages and pairs dashed away up the road and to Penrhiw where the Rector of Dinas and Miss Alderson joined the guests at the luncheon, after which at 3 o'clock Mr and Mrs Worrall were accor- ded a most cordial send off by the guests and a numerous assembly. They drove to Crymmych and entrained for Llandrindod Wells en route for Church Stretton to spend the honeymoon. Mrs Worrall's going away dresa of grey tweed, which with her walking and cycling costumes, and morning blouses were excep- tionally well-made by Mr and Mrs Williams, The Poplars, Dinas, and who gave complete satisfaction. LIST OF PRESENTS. Diamond and opal ornaments, diamond and opal brooch, diamond and opal ring, gold chain set with garnets, pe:.rl and diamond pendent and chain, silver and enamel pendant and chain, silver and enamel clasp and buttons, pearl heart-brooch, silver bowl, silver cream jug, silver dish, 4 silver salt cellars, 2 doz silver ice spoons, 2 silver mus- tard pots, stiver sugar-tongs aud nippers, o pair silver caudles Licks, silver-mounted bread board and knife, Worcester china rose-bowl, old china tea-service, 2 old china dishes, set of Venetian "lass dessert dishes, pair of china candlesticks, china ornaments, old niutal ornaments, Japanese ornaments, lady's bicycle, Sheraton writing-table, inlaid stationeiy case, silver and ivory paper knife, leather writing-ease, leather address-book, silver card-case, Morocco leather-bag, green leath- er purse, silver mounted purse, embroidered glove box, painted handkerchief box, real lace pin- cushion, leather travelling trunk, gentleman's iitted dressing bag, lady's leather dressing case, fitted with silver and ivory, fitted tea bosket, set of silver brushes, tray and toilet bottles, gold hat I pin, 4 silver mountnd scent bottles, 2 silver mounted scent bottles, 2 silver photograph frames, inlaid wood photograph farme, 2 water-colour pictures, framed autotype, painted fan, Brussels lace collar, 4 lace handkerchiefs, painted chiffon scarf, real lace table centre, 2 embroidered table centres, Indian embroidered tea-cloth, Chinese do., Chinese tray cloth, revolving book-case, the works of George Meredith, George Eliot and Thackeray, George Herbert's Temple, Lucas' Book of Poems, Creighton's Historical Essays, "Visits to Old Homes," "A Doctor of the Old School," "Coaching Days and Coaching Ways," large silver tray, 2 pairs of bronze and gilt vases, pewter vases, Egyptian photo frame, silver do., pair of silver pepper pots, fitted leather case, blotting pad, pair of Jajranese cream jugs, pair of Indian silver menu-stands, pair of silver vases, log box, silver spirit lamp and tea apparatus, lace table-cloth, Venetian glass jug, pair of coloured Angelico prints, embroidered handkerchiefs, diamond and topaz brooch. PROCEEDINGS AT PENRHIW. At the invitation of Dr and Mrs Greener, a large proportion of the children of Dinas, together with employees, all who were in any way connected with the proceedings, and numerous friends were right merrily enter- tained on the lawn at Penrhiw, during the afternoon. Erected on a high plateau over- looking the silvery sea, the residence com- mands a magnificent view of the coast and the bea-ilands in the distance, while at the foot of the hill lies the grand old sleepy hollow of Cwmyreglwys, rich in folk-lore, and the crumbling remains of the ancient pile of St Brynach's Church, beneath whose shad- ow lie the remains of scores of Welsh worth- ies, whose tombstones, for the most part, are weather-worn, and hid in rank undergrowth. But to the brighter theme of revels and roy- stering. Host and hostess cordially received their visitors, among whom were noticed, in addition to the wedding guests, a gpod sprink- ling of rubicund agriculturists and their good Z5 t5 dames, many of the parish councillors and others, including Miss Williams, Rectory the Misses Thomas, Kenvor, Fishguard Mrs Huthwait, the Rev M. Huthwait, Rev J. Bowen, St Lawrence Mr Edwin Bennett, several Newportiaus, together with the New- port bandsmen, who discoursed some tuneful selections of music during the proceedings, in their usual good style. For upwards of three hours juveniles and elders romped in rings on the greeusward, gleeful laughter echoing Z5 o'er the gladsome scene. Meanwhile, steam ing soushong and appetising dainties in the shape of rich fancy cakes and bon bons, were dispensed ad libitum by the house party, whose assiduity was equalled only by the keen enjoynaenc of the youngsters in dispos- ing of the sweetmeats, for vigorous exercise on that pleasant upland by the sea whetted their youthful appetites to some tune. As time rolls on they will recall the event of Saturday afternoon last with lively pleasure, as being among the happiest hours of their lives. Before the close Mr Llevtfhelin Havard, Newport, by desire, gave the solo of Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau," in capital voice, the as- sembly joining in the refrain. The Rector of Dinas then stepped forward and remarked on the glorious day and the enjoyment that had been afforded them through the kind hospit- ality of Dr and Mrs Greener. He was sure all present would join with him in returning hearty and sincere thanks to them for the delightful way the guests had been entertained Mrs Greener was a wonderful lady she had converted that site, which net long ago, was nothing but a rocky wilderness of thorns and briers, into what they now saw was a verit- able paradise (applause). She had not only produced a beautiful garden, but had brought an Adam and Eve into it as well (applause). They had experienced unprecedented pleasure on that occasion-an occasion which would bear pleasant rtflection and he voiced the feeling of everyone ill thanking Dr and Mrs Greener (applause). Dr Greener, in acknowledging the expres- sion of thanks, pointed out that if it had not been for the kindness of their Rector the plot on which they stood would have been no better than it was previously, for he gave all the necessary turf. Mrs Greener endorsed the doctor's remarks, commenting on the pleasure their guests had afforded them. Mr Ll Havard, again by request, gave the Welsh National Anthem, after which the band accompanied the assembly in the National Anthem, and the gathering took leave of their entertainers.
Llanwnda Parish Council.
Llanwnda Parish Council. Oll Tuesday evening an ordinary meeting of the above council was held at Henner Schoolroom. The following councillors were present Messrs \V Reynolds (chairman), J C Bowen, J W Llewhelin, David Lewis, Jas. Thomas, John Williams, D H Perkins, David John, W. Williams and H. Howell (clerks- Messrs Vincent Johns and Thomas James at- tended as members of the Parochial Commit- tee.—The minutes having been read and con firmed the Clerk read letters with reference to Goodwick Common from Messrs Radcliffe, Cater & Hood, and the Clerk to the District Council. The proposed agreement between the local authority and the company was approved of and the Clerk was directed to make the fact known to the committee at Haverfordwest. This matter having been disposed of the Clerk distributed a number of ordnance sheets among the members, showing the area of the proposed special drainage district for Good- wick, We boundary indicated by a continu- ous red line. The Llan woda Parish Counc I was asked to furnish the District Council with particulars as to the area and population of Lbe parish, and of the parts of the parish which would be respectively within and with- out the proposed special drainage district After the red line' had been carefully fol. lowed Ly those interested in the area the Chairman inviteJ discussion upon the ques- tion then before the meeting. It soon became evident, however, that there existed consi- derable divergence of opinion with regard to this important matter. Some believed that the area was too large, others thought that it was too small. Some maintained that the proposals of the committee were very unjust, whilst others were of opinion that the work )f the committee was not open to criticism. Ultimately, it was resolved that the Clerk be nstructed to inform the District Council that :he area was accepted but that the Parish Jouucil respectfully suggested to the com- mittee the advisability of including a portion )f Manorowen pirish.-We understand that :he landlord—the Rev T Johns, M.A.-raises 10 objection to the inclusion of the portion in Manoiowen parish. Obstruction.—A letter was read from Mr Win Thomas, shoemaker, Goodwick, in which Je complained of certain obstructions which were placed on tht roadway near his dwell- ing house. The matter not being within the sphere of the Parish Council was referred to Lhe Highway Board. <
BIRTHS. June 27th, at Clover Hill, Dinas, the wife of Mr Benjamin Evans, tailor, of a daughter. June 24th, at Sydney Terrace, Dinas Cross, the wife of Coastguardsman Charles Buffin, )f a daughter. June 22nd, at Troedyrhiw, Glam., the wife )f Mr Jabes Evans (of Fishguard) of a daugh- ter.
Generous Donation.—In the ease of the late John Lloyd, for whose bereaved there exists much sympathy, the sum of V.18 151 was collected at the Fishguard Harbour Works for thu widow and children. Ou Tues- day, Mr Raymond Carpmael, who has so ably conducted the official business connected with the accident, visited the widow at Cwmyr- eglwys,and subsequently handed to the rector Rev J Williams, the whole of the money, and who will administer it iu the best poss- ible way. The numerous subscribers may feel confident that their donations will, through the good Rector of Dinas, be care- fully utilised.—We are asked to convey through the columns of the Echo the sin- cere thanks of the Rector, on the widow's behalf, to the officials and men of the Fish- guard Harbour Works for their free-hearted generosity. 0
NEWPORT, PEM. Precaution.—In the matter of scavenging, Newport is certainly ahead of any other simi- lar town on the coast, Cardigan not excepted. At the District Council on Thursday last it was decided that the scavenging cart at Newport should be cohered in. to prevent the dust, &c., flying about in all directions, as a sure means of preventing the spread of disease. Local Ecclesiastical News.—The Bishop has collated the Rev J W Rees, of Meline, to the vicarage of Llanrhiao, and Sir Marteine Lloyd, Bart., the Lord Marcher of the Barony of Kemes, has presented the Rectory of Newport to the Rev D. G. Griffiths, the pre. sent rector ot Cilrhedin. The living of Meline will now devolve upon the Rev T M James, curate of Nevern. Leet Court.—Court Leet and Baron was held at the Llwyngwair Arms Hotel, on Fri- day last. The mayor (Mr H. R. Felix) pre- sided, and there were also present Aldermen John WTilliams (chemist), foreman, Dr D Havard, Wm Evans, J Hnghes, W Davies, LI Griffiths and John Williams (draper) burgesses, Rev J W Rees, T Jenkins, D Jones, David ii.vans, W V Thomas, and court bailiff, Simon Williams, who reported that there were no strays on the mountain. Other business was the "presentment," moved by the Mayor, and seconded by Alder- man John Hughes That the ancient Court of Alderman and Burgesses of the ancient borough of Newport, here assembled, tenders its sincere sympathy to Sir Marteine Lloyd, Bart., Lord Marcher, and to all other mem- bers of the distinguished family, at the demise of the Rev Rice Jones Lloyd, Troed-wawr. The presentment was passed in silence, sup- ported by the worthy foreman, Alderman John Williams (chemist) The second pro- position was moved by Aldernian John Williams (draper), That the thanks of this court be forwarded to the G.W.R. Company for granting the request of the Court to issue tourist tickets to Crymmych." This was seconded by Alderman W Davies and car- ried nem con. This was all the business of importance and the court adjourned. In Memoriam."—A tourist who visited the very fine Cromlech at Penlre-evan one day last week has reason to remember his visit with pain and pleasure combined. Whilst cycling through a farm yard a ccllie dog suddenly evinced an unnatural liking for his spats, into which the canine forced its sharp teeth. Fortunately for the visitor the spat was of a durable kind, and prevented the dog's incisors from penetrating the flesh, though they were within an ace of doing so. Needless to say he admired the Cromlech, but admonished the tyke. Rubbish Tipping.—Now that the holiday season is at hand a prominent member of the Town Improvements Committee respectfully draws attention to the rubbish, such as empty fish tins, buckets, &c., tipped and thrown about on Parrog. For the sake of appearances apart from the unhealthy custom, the dis- figurement of the foreshore and the danger to bathers, he considers the habit unworthy of the ancient borough's traditions for cleanli- ness. Every seaside town with the slightest pretensions of catering for health-seekers takes care that the luxury of a dip in the briny is not marred or rendered precarious through the agency of broken cases of tin aud 0 glass. Many a person has had reason to regret a visit to the sea-side owing to an injured foot caused by the careless disposal of rubbish. Too much empbasis, he says, cannot be given to the warning, because once misfortune of this kir;d overtakes an unsus- pecting visitor, it is just likely that he or she would pack up and shake the dust of the town from his feet for all time. He agrees with the note in a former issue that very few sea-side resorts are so favoured with natural advantages as Newport. Those in search of rest and quiet aim to reach a haven miles re- moved from the throb,and thud and smoke of the modern railway. Newport oilers every advantage in this respect the purest of air wafted over a picturesque, rocky coast, mountains, and fertile valleys iu verdure clad. Let us make our town. of which we are all so proud, as inviting as possible by every means in our power, then the fame of its virtues will spread and visitors will come and be denefitted. Bethlehem.—The respected pastor of Beth- lehem Church left the town on Monday for his annual holiday of a month's duration. On Suuday last he officiated throughout the day, and the evening service was augmented with a sermon in Engish by the Rev B Evans ot Neyland. A student from Bangor officiates on Sunday next. Gethsemane. On Friday last a very suc- cessful temperance meeting was addressed by the Revs D J Evans, Newport, and John VV illiams, Cardigan. Inquest.—A pathetic ending to the life of a school girl, aged 9 years, occurred on Thurs- day last at Whitechurch. Ruthlessly cut down in the morning bloom of youth, like blossoms falling with the ripened fruit. The tender child ot Mrs Mary Rees, a widow, farming Y sgairodd, Whitechurch, Mary Eliza- beth, was at play near the school, when she was seized with convulsions and her sweet life ebbed away. At the inquest on Friday last held by Mr Ivor Evans, county coroner, evidence showed the tender plaut had died from natural causes as stated. The sympathy of the whole district is with the mother and other relatives of the deceased. Sea Notes.-Tli-,it jolly jojund "Salt Capt Davies commander of the fine ship Afon Alaw has ariived at Cardiff on his way home after a protracted, but successful voyage. His numerous friends-the Capt has ne'er an eiipiuy-are preparing to extend the hand of welcome and good fellowship the moment he plants his foot on his native health after the style of Sandy McGregor." Capt Davies, Fern Cottage, is one of the most successful aud revered Sea Dogs sailing to Frisco. The Yankee newspaperman invari- able await-s the arrival of the British ship that carries Capt Davies, because of the certainty in securing a column or so of thrilling copy I descriptive of the passage out. He is as well- known and as much esteemed at the foreign ports as he is beloved at home. A chat with the Captain is worth well- a guinea a 1 box." Fair Tourists.—The hal)py, plucky band of lady cyclists who left the town last week for fresh fields and pastures new, had not return- ed, as was expected, up to Tuesday last, but news of their whereabouts is plentiful, and shows that they are rustiuatiug iu tip-top style up and own the coast. Aberystwyth and the charming resorts in that district have been visited by them. Perhaps duriug the dark eveniugs of wiuter the lair wheelers, if the camera has played its part, will give lime- 0 light entertainments, depicting some of the j palpitating pictures they have secured during their itinerary. The wheelers starting from their hotel on the day's journey, taking tea under Devil's bridge, then a few breakdown's of the bikes, the display of outfits and re- pairers at work, might be thrown in with ø ,——— ) good effect and absorbing interest. The re- I sult would be that half the gentler population would take to the popular pastime, and lady cyclist touring societies would be the order of the day. Besides, these would be a set off against the local Bachelor's Club, the mem- bers of which are for ever endeavouring to arouse envy in the tender-hearted section of the community by their assumed indifference to the charms of Newport women, aud by ar- ranging exclusive picnics which are invariably as dull as ditch-water and incentives to bibu- lousness and its consequences. These cyclists have shown ability to stand on their own, cr rather sit on their cycles, without the aid of mere man, be he bachelor or benedict. Caersalem.—On Tuesday next the choir members (about 40 in number) of Caersalem Chapel, take their annual outing to St David's calling at Fishguard on their way. Here, under the genial direction of the Pastor they will render on the Square, an anthem as part of the day's programme. Home Again.—Capt W Da vies has returned from Llangammerch V\ ells looking remark- ably well, and is much benefitted by the change.—Mrs Rowlands, of Cross House, after a holiday in the Glamorgan Hill. cama home much improved in health. Scant Consideration.- Writing last week a correspondent complains of the scant consid- eration paid to its officials by the Rural Dis- trict Council. In the first piace, says he, the meetings ought legally to be held centrally in the parish in the second the officials are entitled to more consideration than is at pre- sent meted out to them. Just fancy a busy medical practicioner having to wait for two hours before he is admitted to the council chamber then, as if to add insult to injury, some of the business is actually transacted while the busy medico is left on the door mat awaiting admission. Surtly, in the name of common sense and respect for the profession, the autiquated resolution, passed some years ago, debarring officials irorn the meetings, should be rescinded forthwith. But why hold District Council meetings at Cardigan when Eglwyswrw is so much mo;e convenient ? It is time that the Council reformed its ways, and ruarcbedsomewhere near the vanguard of progress. Visitors.—W hat may be termed the first of the visitors expected for health and recu- peration arrived last week-end. There were among others, Dr and Mrs Jones and family, of Boncath, staying at Spring Hill. At Pairog, .Mrs Peters and Miss Hawkes, the last named of whom has been away several months.—Mr W J Morris, Court House, Letterston, at Capt Ellis is making goc)d progress towards convalescence. At Castie Hill are the Rev Winks aud family. There are many others whose names have not transpired. Horticulture.—Garden patches are attached to every house at Newport, the people evincing keen interest in thew. It will be, therefore, a source of interest to the inhab- itants to hear a professional, in horticultural bcience, lecture and give practical illustra- tions. Next week under the auspices of the County Council, these lectures on gardening are to be given at various places in the town and doubtless there will be large audiences.
Newport Fair Fach.
Newport Fair Fach. The only draw back to the fair fach this year was the hay-harvesting in the district. On Monday, the first day the weather was all that could be desired tor the attendance of everything that make up such events. Colts were plentiful, the heavy kind being the most demand, the others were at a standstill. Very few cattle and no pigs, except suckers. Complaiuts werd rife at the abseuce of English jobbers whether these are more gullible than the V, elsh is not liazirded, but certain it is that, in some of the more strictly rtiral parts of North-east Pembrokeshire, the farmers take pi ide in having the Saes 'over a deal. In fact, according to the reliable evi- denceofa native, it is considered almost a religous duty to pass off a spavin'd old nag on to a for- iner gentleman as they term the Saes in that quarter of the county. This in passing an and accounting for the complaint mentioned. The fair afforded the country folk a day's jollification together, freed from the restraint that guides their conduct at chapel gatherings. Be it said, however, that every- thing passed off in the most decorous fashion sobriety was the rule rather the exception and the day was spent in right merry style. Tuesday was again fine and warm, but the business was confined to three or four cheap Jacks who caught but few stray coins. The youngsters amused themselves chiefly by j irking squares of cardboard high into the air while others gamboled about the High- street, making dins peculiar to occasions of the kind. Waste paper, broken pots, straw and debris, that faits leave behind were plen- tiful. In the evening after the conventicles had blessed and dismissed their worshippers, the ancient botough I ecame more than usually animated. Shouts of "cJme and try before you buy," a la John Hurt, disturbed the peacefulness of the place. Ancient cus- tom of having a look rouui after chapel must be kept up at all costs and, aided by the genial evening, the noble army of Newport matrons and patient maidens sallied forth in the most charming of summery garb adding considerably to the life of the fair. Then, having done the itinerary as their mothers did in the good old days before, they felt satisfied. Cyclists, of the amateur type, essayed a series of circus evolutions on the Cross. One girl in black wobbled about much after the fashion of a scattered coster's barrow. How she managed to thread her tortutons way was a mystery, a fearsome, alert public saved the situation, and probably their limbs, by giving t,ie reckiess damsel a pretty widtf berth. FvLowing the wobbler came another cyclist of the st-rn order his apparent object was to make as straight a line as possible through the dust without colliding with the pedest riaus who turned and watched the straight-line wheeler, as did quite a crowd ot spectators. Thus the closing hours of fair fach were spent at Newport— fairs of doubtful utility owing to the larger monthly fairs so much in vogua.