GOODWICK. Ol-,ituary.-The death was announced on Friday last of Mr W II Towers, the owner of the tugs which for weeks assisted in the salvage of the old dredger Agnes in the hay. Deceased was no relation to Messrs Towers who purchased the "Agues. tie was only 42 years of pge, and a past member and captain of the Swansea Rugby fifteen. The catis, of death was parelysis of the brain. Obscqiiies -Ni:vmerot. schoolmates attend- ed the obsi quies at Khcsyeaeiau ot Sarah Jane Mar tell on Friday last, while the wealth of il'->ral wreaths hid ti e ceffin from view. Beautiful tokens were fcnt by the teachers of Henner in memory of their pupil, alwaj s a favouiite bflame of her kindly disposition. Scholars also sent several pretty designs in flora to mark their affection for one w hm e untimely end they sincerely meum. At the Sunday School of Manorowen ueceated had won the esteem of her teachers, and at the funeral the Rev. T Johns, M.A., officiated in the home, Rev J G James, at ike grave ide. Obitual y.-There died on W ednesday evening of last week Mrs Beyiiisli, wife of Mr John Reynish, p;er worker, Duffryn, at the earlv age of 29, from child-oirtlr Much Bjiupatby is expressed for the bereaved hus- band and eeveial children. The funeral took place on Saturday last at Rhosycaerau, the Rev George James efficiatiug at the house, and alw at the grave-tide. Several floral wreaths were placed on the cotlin by the ceighbours, Mrs ebb contributing two composed of choice rose buds, and attached to which were cards bearing expressions of sincere sympathy. It is worthy of note that the kindly rs W tbb has never yet omitted a floial offeiing whenever the demise of a neighbour hes taken place. 'Ibu is a very commendable custom worthy of emulation. Deceased had been married a little over two 5Tl'anwnda Church—The Rev H Miles. Lian,-tinan, has temporarily succeeded to the curacy of Manorowen and Llanwnda parishes. There is service eveiy Sunday afternoon (at 3 o'clock) at the pieity church of Llanwnd which for the past few Sundays has attracted many worshippers. St Peter's Church. -Those attending the above chuich on Sunday evening last were treated to a beautiful Ecrmon-a several lIemarkcd-by the Rev J T Evans, rector of Stow, Gloucestershire, who bated the fruitful discourse on the 2ord verso of the 15 th chap, of Exodus, They could not drink^ of the waters of Marah for th( y were bitter. The rev gentleman described the bitt(r waters of Marah as the trials and tribulations which the people bad to endure during their j urney tiirough life but they brought them nearer to God who is ever ready to help them. The tiee which Moses was commanded to cast iuto the waters was the cross of Christ, and on which lie died so that 11 is children might be saved. They were all apt to forget the words -1 Thy wi:l be done when the world favoured them, but bitterness brought them to repentance. The sermon throughout was pregnant with good advice, expressed in simple let admirable and convincing terms. No wonder the all too sparse congregation listen- ed with wrapt attention and drauk in every word.—The Rev Henry Miles conducted the service. T ■, Building Materials.—Loads, by rail and 6ea of buildiDg materials are constantly ar- riving at Goodwick for the buildings on the Coo and at Trevwrgu. Capt Thomas' A.T.) was beached on Saturday last and is dis- charging a ca'go of timber for the building of Mr D'Couiey Beamish. Foundations for the bouses on the Coo are being laid, and in the course of two months the grey concrete walls will dcubtless be seen rising above the embryo plants on the heights. Wedding Pre,-ents.-As previously stated the list of wedding presents to Mr and Mrs Vincent Johns was an extensive one, but we regret that the following only have come to hand —Mrs D J Evans, Goodwick Supply Stores, preserve dish Mr and Mrs Mathias, Pencnwc, silver fruit dish Mr J W Evans, ironmonger, Fishguard, brass stand P.C. Jones, Goodwick, electro-mounted oak tray Mr David Nicholas, Goodwick, set of carvers. Heat Wave.—According to reports from the Continent and London the heat wave was due to pass over the British Isles during last week-end. On Monday last this district ex- perienced the hottest day of the year so far. Bathers, both local and from a distance, took advantage of the extraordinary warmth to indulge in a dip in the briny. All along the sands and the beach under the ddI scores of bathers of both sexts, young and matured, were to be seen, like so many ducklings bobbing up and down in the cool sea. The dip was evidently eijoycd to the fullest. Goedwig.—The fishermen from the trawlers attended at Goedwig on Sunday last when the Rev Geo James delivered a bi lingual sermon, and the hymns, for the most part, were in English for the edification of the visitors. Mr°James has it on authority of the fishermen that the majority of them arc Baptists. The Performing Pig.—The pig that looped the !cOD,' or rather the window, last week did not perform its evolutions- at Cilau, but within the walls of another domicile close by. We would urge upon occasional cone spend ents to be as accurate as possible in locating incidents they desire to insert in this column. Iuacouracy leads to confusion and sometimes gives rise to tome little aunoyancc. Mr Lewis, of Cilau, disclaims any connection with the incident published last week. Picnic. Themembeis of the Stop-aud-Call Chanel Sunday School, together with a few friends, enjoyed a picnic to Cardigan on Saturday last. They started early and ar- rived home shortly before eleven o clock per waggonettes. -if,, „ Directors' Visit.—The arrival of the small crimson-funnelled steam pinnace from Milford early on Monday morning last in the bay <*ave rise to some speculation. Just before noon, loomed on the horizon, the double- funnelled steamer 1 Ibex,' belonging to the G.W.R. Company and used chiefly for pus- sender traffic between Weymouth aud the Channel Islands. Like another ship, the O.S. l?-iphurk.' upon which two Fish guardians reached the Islands last July, the Ibex is a floatincy palace,' has engines of 4,000 h p. four triple expansion— and attains something like 20 knots per hour. Anchored broadside to the Parrog the «Ioex,' fresh and bright in ,:) 0 "v paint, formed an attraction seidoiu seen In this locality. Thus the news was not long in buzzing around that the magnificent boat had come to await the arrival of the directors of the G.W.R. Company, and the Fishguard and Rosslare Harbours, on an official inspec- tion of the Goodwick works and, subsequent- ly, of the works at Rosslare. For Goodwick it'was almost a gala day. At the station all was spic and pn. Even the heavy iton fender of the statioamaster'a oilne had re- ceived a coating of gloss, as well as the exposed weighing machine on the platform. In short, in the words of the librettist, Mr Gilbert, 'They had cleaned the windows and swept the lloor, they had polished up the I handle of the big front door.' The locomotives too appeared under the glistening domes of brass; the cleaners had plied their I blne dicks' to some tune on the gl een and red coatings of tbe engines, whose spindles, f hafts, cranks and cylinder ends were polished so that they shimmered in the btilhant rays cf 10ld Sol.' It was noticed, too, how gently the incline from the station to the first cutting was negotiated by the c;ue'ul drivers. There was rone of the haifh, vigorous- throb of steam from the funnel, but with cylinder cocks open they set their engines to work with quiet earnestness, and the puff! puff was practica'ly rnu'ed. The scene as a whole presented something of a. forecast of what Goodwick Station "in be like say two years hence. On the extensive works the cranes were as busy as ever, if not moie so. The Titan clanked its heavy chains in a busi- ness like manner, while the 'sand sucker' emitted dense smoke as though making an extra c!ean sweep of the bottom she is preparing for the concrete blocks. Punctually at 3-30 rumbled into the station the special train from Cardiff, bringing in ab^ut thirty of the directors of the most, important railway system in the United Kingdom. With them was the chairman, Earl Cawdor, aud the general manager, Mr Inglis, who is a'so chief engineer of the mammoth Compmy. In charge of the splendidly equipped special with its magnificent saloons was the able divisional superintendent of the line, Mr J Ilees, loco- motive inspectors, traffic managers, and the veteran Inspector Chapman, who is now a familiar figure on such special occasions at Goodwick. Needless to say the stationmaster, Mr Simon Davies, and staff had everything in readiness so far as the station was concern. ed. No sooner had the party alighted than specially fitted vehicles'—railway wagons— attached to the works' locomotives shunted it to the station and into which many of the gentlemen were conducted by Mr G Lam hcrt Gibson, engineer-in charge of :he works, and his chief assistant, Mr R ymond Carpmael. The improvised vehicles, though wearing the usual outward coating of smoke and travel stain", were comfortable enough inside. Steps led up to the doors and the seats were the acme of neatness and ease. In the space of a few minutes the transition, from the regal elegance of the saloons to the less elaborate wagons, was made and the miniature loco- motives were on their way to the hive of industry and the breakwater. The two engineer escorts, having all the technicalities of the works at their fingers' ends, soon tivetted the attention of the directors to the various sections of the great undertaking which was explained in detail, Meanwhile the contingent of train attendants were trans ferring the baggage from the train to the small j'tty where a very much alive steam pinnace awaited orders luggage and passen- gers for the Ibex.' This latter was the object of much interest, for it is not every d;iy a vessel of such dimensions and class tariies so long. The day was perfect, not a cloud flecked the sky oe'r heid, nor has the fine rug- ged rocks abutting on each side of the pretty bay ever appeared to better advantage. With the fine saloon steamer at anchor and the in- dustrious pinnace scudding to and fro, it was as though the cross-channel traffic had been inaugurated—the beginning of the rosy times which are now anticipated and looked forward to with pleasurable prospects. In the evening the Ambulance Corps went on board the Ioex.' and the members were presentep with certificates of efficiency. Early on Tuesday morning tho fioe steamer weigh'd anchor and proceed to Rosslare. Another report says The general inspec- tion of the Fishguard Harbour and the exten- sions at Rosslare Harbour, the Waterford Liarl-our and the district of the South of Ire- land, as far as Ban try and the connecting railways of the Company's concerned. Sev- eral hours previous. to the arrival of the special Mr J. Dunster, marine superin- tendent of the G. W R., arrived on board the I Ibex,' and Capt Sharp, assistant superin- tendent of the fleet running between Milford acd Ireland came in aboard the steam pin- nace St Davids from Milford. Punctually, the special steamed in, and the directors were received by Mr bnns'er, Mr G Lambert Gib- son, chief engineer of works at Goodwick, and Mr Raymond Carpmael, chief assistant' engineer, Geodwick. The following were the directors of the G.W.R. Company Lord Cawdor (chairman) Mr W Robinson (deputy-chairman); Iloi (lot Edgecombe, Mr Chas Mortimer, Mr b) II Llewellyn, M P Mr Albert Brassey, M P., Mr T II Bolitbo, and Mr D Mclver, M P. Tne officials of the G.W.R. were Messrs J C Inglis, general manager; G. R. Mills, secretary G J White- law, chief accountant of G.\V.R. and secretary to the Fishguard and Rosslare Company C Aldington, one of the chief assistant superin- tendents of the G.W.R line; J Rees, divis- ional superintendent, Swansea, and W T Dunsdon, divisional engineer, Neath. The Great Southern and Western directors ati-I officials were Sir Wm Goulding (chairman) Mr R F S Colville, J.P. (deputy-chairman); Lord Arthur Butler, Mr Percy B Bernard, Mr J G Goodbody, Mr E. Pike, J.P., Mr W Murphey, J.P., Mr W P Geoghegan, Mr C 11 Dent, general manager South Western Railway Mr E A Neale, traffic manager Sir Benjimiu Baker, consulting engiueer° Mr A Gordon, chi f engineer a!jd Mr J Otway, chief assistant engineer. After being cou. ducted to the specially prepared wagons they were escorted over the works to the end of the breakwater, examining ballast crusher, air compressor, building of quay wall, blast: ing, quairying) and the loaoiQg and lipping of rock. Since the last visit of the direclo. -is, just over a year ago, the quay wall has been commenced, and oue-thiid of the requisite number of blocks for its completion have been laid in position while the breakwater has advanced over 400 feet during the inter val, and is now 1220 fl:et in length, only a little over 700 feet being required to complete it. The tour compacted, tne party was con veyed aboard the 4 Ibex' fix tea, after which the directors and onicia;s again cauae ashore and inspected plans and arrangements for the future. Mr Gibson's office formed a gallery of drawings, to scale, of plant and dock equipment. A few details will be interesting, the whol of the woikn, harbour offices and Hotel Wyncliff, are to be lio^te(i el\ctri* city, the generating station f°r which will be erected at the farthest end of the works where the rock is being blasted and excavated. All the hoisting plaut, such as cranes, vviuches, Sec., will be driven by electricity and ou the most modern principles. By Eister, 11)06, these items will be at work.—Lord Cawdor was approached by Mr Gibsou in the matter of presenting the certificates to the members of the Ambulance Corps, and his Lordship readily consented to perform that office. All the members were conveyed on board the Ibex,' and uudJl' the awning of the forward poop the men paraded. Lord Cawdor said he had heard from Mr Gibsan of the very good work of the Ambulance Corps, and it gave Sir Win. Goulding, the Directors, aud himself great pleasure in presenting the certificates of efficiency the corps bad gained. They were very pleased to know the men had taken so deep an interest in the St John's Ambulance classes. Accidents were inevitable on works of that nature and it was very well to have men able to render their fellowmen assistance when necessary and in case of injury. Atter a few words of congratulation Mr B. \V. Edwards, the local secretary of- the corps, called out the names, and his Lordship hand- ed the certificates and medals as follows Second year's examination men. W. J. Can- ning, W. Thomas, O. R. James, N. Cullen, J. Evans, John Miles, Raymond Carpmael. First year's certificates: A. B. Edwards, E. Sansom, A. Stevens, A. G. Lewis. John Evans, G. Wiseman, J. Elias, Hugh Davies, J. Neill, H. Dellar, John Evans, Eben Morgan, James Howlin, W. James, Alf. James, Gwynne James, David Jones, E. Searle. The recipients the stepped aboard the pinnace and as they filed off each received a choice cigar. In drawing away they gave three cheers for Lord Cawdor, and another round went up for the directors and officials. The Earl expressed to Mr Gibson that he was pleased with the smart appearance of the men. At 8 o'clock dinner was served in the splendid saloon of the Ibex, Dr Geo J Williams, as one of the work's medi- cal men, being present. Dr J M Owen, acting in the same capacity, was unable to be pre- sent owing to another engagement.-On Tues- day morning, at 5 o'clock, the Ibex steamed away to Rosslare. The Directors expressed satisfaction with all they saw and with the progress of the works.—During the evening scores of small craft visited the steamer, which was the object of much interest and attrac- tion. There are two ways of making money nowadays. Get a job in the Royal Mint, or buy your food at the O'Connell Cash Stoies Goodwick, near the Duffryn Railway Bridge. —Advt.
NEWPORT, PEM Picture Post Cards of Cwmyreglwys, ahow- ing the pluoe and sea, also the old churchon the shore and cottages the Gwaun Valley Newport (Pem.) bay, Newport Church, Nev- ern church and other local views, on sale at the" Echo Offices. Price, 7 cards for 01 (post free, 7-1). Wool.—The wool fair at Cardigan on Tuesday of last week proved more encourag- ing than that of the previous year when wool sold at from 6\1 to 81 per pound. This year's prices ranged from Ill to Is for ordinary wools the finer sorts Is l I. There was a good attendance of dealers. S P.G.Witi-i the approval of the Rev James Williams, rector of Dinas, and Rural Dcaii, whofe recent appointment to that office has given general satisfaction through- out the whole of the Rural Deanery of K"mes, the Rev Isaac Morgan, vicar of Eglwyswrw, the energetic honorary secretary of the society for thti propagation of the gospel in foreign parts, is endeavouring to urrange an exchange of pulpits between the clergy of the Rural Deanery, to plead the L cause of this excellent society. The scope of the operations of this society is extensive, aud it is responsible for the maintenance of a large number of bishops, ordained missionaries, chaplains, lay teachers, students, and children, in all parts of the world. It is to be earnestly hoped that Mr Morgan's efforts will be crowned with success, and that the clergy will readily lespond to his appeal, by effecting an exchange of pulpits, and making substan- tial offertories towards the funds of the society. On Saturday next, the Rev Canon Camber Williams will preach at Newport Parish Church at 10 30 a.m., and at Nevern Parish Church at 6 p m. The collections at Nevern Church, both morning and evening, will be given to the Church Pastoral Aid Society. On Monday next at 11 a.m., at the Church Chapel, Newport, the clergy of the Rural Deanery are requested to meet the Rev Canon Camber Williams, to consider the desirability of holding mission services in the deanery. HorLicult.ure. -The lectures on horticul- ture by Mr Pickard proved quite an attrac- tion, and if they were not attended so largely as they should have been it was owing to the hay harvest, in which everyone who has time is engaged. A few notes will be found under I. Diul:ts" on the lecture there, and apply very much in the same way to the lectures at Newport. There is one important factor which should not be overlooked, and that is the wealth of wild ilora and plants on the commons. It is difficult in the absence of a school of botany, perhaps, to got the people to appreciate t'le generosity of nature in respect to the outlying lands of the place, yet to visit. cl e ors this factor is of inestimable value, and a priceless asset to the place. Kindred lectures appeal more to the rural population than to the dwellets in the suburbs of cities, because country people live to a great extent, on their gaidens, the products of the poultry yard tind such like means, whereas those that dwell in the towns depend solely on the market and similar sources of supply. Dr Havard and Mr Dewi Harries, have conferred a boon which it is hoped finds appreciation and if it were possible to procure the services of a practical poultry keeper and bee-keeper to deliver a couite of lectures on these subjects it is doubtless they would be highly valued. Poultry rearing is evidently qiiite a fashion- able occupation even among the well-to-do, while it has singular charm for those who take an intelligent interest in roultry. The dwellers on Parrog vie with each other in the breeding of the best strains calculated to combine the most prolific layers and, at the same time, good table birds. Again there are cookery classes being held all over the country, and there is no reason why the lecturer under the County Council could not be induced to visit the ancient and loyal borough and Dinas. No doubt, Dr Havard as the local representative could accomplish the object. Otir young girls and matured dames likewise, cannot know too much of the culinary art in these competitive days. It seems ungallant to make such a sweeping statement in respect to our fair sisters, bat it is to be feared that there is much truth in the word. The sole aim, according to lady writers in well-e3tablished journals, of our girls is to occupy the position of wife at all hazards, in spite of the often times endless misery, the larger responsibilities and worries, of the married over those rho remain in single blessedness. Which ever way fate decides, our daughters cannot know too much 0 of household economy, and how best to assume the role of ministering angel, to guide to comfort and command." An all- prevailing notion among the fair is to attract their opposites as much as possible by donning as much costly finery as possible, forgetting that "life is real, life is earnest," and that the girl whose chief recommendation is her chic figure in trimmings, is the very one to sorrowfully discover in the race of life, how utterly valu-less are appearances without a good store of knowledge and without an abundmce of sound, common-sense, This latter will carry her even further than know- ledge got from books, but it is difficult per- haps to have one adequately without the other. Girls in good health ought never to I utter the complaint of being unhappy, because there are so many occupations open to them which would not only conduce to their own happiness, but to that of those around them Lectures on cooking and such like arts are sure to create interest among the fair of the ancient town and it is hoped that during the winter the opportunity will be forthcoming. Busy Bees.—On Wednesday afternoon at Llwyngwair, Mrs Bowen entertained to tea all the workers for the bazaar to be held in aid of funds for the proposed sanatorium for the three counties. They assembled, in most beautiful weather, at the mansion where the works of art evolved by the busy bees, were inspected by the lady bountiful of Llwyn- wair, before the gifts are despatched to the bazaar. There were ladies from Dinas, Nev- ern and Newport, and a very pleasant after- noon was speut. Preaching.—On Sunday next at Ebenezer ix young students will conduct the services and preach during the absence of the pastor, the Rev J. G. Morris, who is on holidays. Two will preach at each ff the three services. They are from the Old College School, Car- marthen. Accident Averted.—Through the heedless- ness o! an Italiano Organecr, a very serious accident was narrowly averted on Tuesday near the Ll wyngwair Arms, A trap had been run out of the coach-house when the Crymtnych coach Came up, and the organ grinder on the Cross refused to desist until he saw the horses of the coach preparing to dash (fl. They collided slightly with the trap, and but for the clever handling of the driver the results wsuld no doubt have been serious, all owing to the I. Don-petro-oHyo with the wheezy old organ. St Mary's Chuich. —There will be large congregations at St Mary's Church on Sun- day next to hear the Rev Canon Camber Williams, who is announced to preach at 10 a.m. (Welsh) 11-15 (English); and at 12 30 will address the Sunday Scholars and other children. In the evening be preaches at St Brynach's Church, Nevern. Bethlehem. Last Sunday the Rev T. Garnon, of Fishguard, charmed large congre- gations at Bethlehem Church with his true, simple grandiloquence. The rev gentleman gave the people an exceptional treat. Convalesence.—Everyone is pleased to see Dr Rees convalescent and again about town. We trust that vigorous health will continue. Reciprocation,—" Kind regards from one of the Newport Boys." Such was the greet- ing the Echo" representative receivel on Sunday last, on a picture postcast of Pompei, Nopoli. We reciprocate the kind sentiments and wit-h the sender bon voyage and safe re- turn- It is a consolation to know the Echo reaches the boys of Newport in distant places, and affords some little pleasure to them. Sheep Worrying.—Having had at least C3 In two lambs driven over the rocks at Holm House, Mr Howells has been compelled to insert a notice in another column, warning trespassers that they will be prosecuted Now the loss of two lambs amounts to several sovereigns, and surely those who are allowed the privelege of strolling through the fields ought to leave their dogs at home or refrain from taking them into fields where sheep "are grazing. It is nothing lets than an abuse of kindness for any one to tell the hard working tenant-farmer who is mindful of his stock, that he has no right to order dogs and trespassers off the field. Yet this actually occurred one day recently. Now, suppose in a town one man commits damage to the extent of only a few shillings, why, there is no end of fuss which probably ends in a law suit. Is not the farmer entitled to similar consider- ation as claimed by the dwellers in towns ? In fields near the cliffs several hundred feet deep, dogs ought never to be allowed particu- larly if sheep are there. —Another good report is to hand of a young woman who artfully put a stop to the ravages of two young dogs on Sunday evening last. It seems that she was coming over the mountain when the saw a dog mauling the sheep about. A sterner member would have immediately proceeded to chastise the tyke and give chase, but not so with the girl. She entiewd the dog to her and quickly tied her apron over its head. Another dog way was similarly treated and the two were detained until the following day when they were claimed by the owners and, it is said, killed. About twenty lambs weie severely injured by the ferocious canines. Dogs are liab!e to tackle sheep in isolated places during the hot weather so that it is to be hoped owners of such aniruals will keep them chained. Obituary.—Sympathy is expressed with Mr Evan Boven, of llJwen Bros at the loss he has sustained by the death of his wife on Monday last at Glenhurst, Cardigan, at the earl". age of 30, and after A rather prolonged illness. For sometime she was in a Sanator- ium and improved considerably but again relapsed and died as stated leaving one child. Deceased was a native of Swansea, highly respected and was a faithful member of the Parish Church, Cardigan. She was married only three years. The obsequies take place to-day (Thursday) at Cardigan. Fishing.—Seine fishing has turned in better than for some years, last week Capt Ellis's boat bringing in no less than sixteen large salmon, one weighing close upon a quarter of a hundredweight and others little less. Visitors.—At Llwyngwair Arms Hotel, are Mr and Mrs D E Thomas (Senior), and Mr and Mrs Thomas (Junior) and son, from Haverfordwest.—The Rev David Griffiths, from near Brecon, and a native of Newport, is on a holiday visit. Many have rsrrived for the holidays, but next month a very large number is expected. Apartments are being snapped up briskly.
A TESTIMONIAL. Messrs TKESEDKR & Co., of Truro, have Jaia out Dr Greener's Garden at Penrhiw, Dims, in an artistic and charming way. The work has been done in a most business-like manner. Dr Greener has the greatest pleasure in recommending Messrs Treseder & Co. to anyone who wishes work thoroughly and econ- omically done. 0
b WANTED, an Improver to the Shoeing and general Jobbing; also au Ap- pretitice.-AI)piy, J. Williams, blacksmith, Pontiago. IT^OR SALE, two wedim SEWING MACHINES (for Tailors), Singer's and White's, in good condition a bargain.- Apply, T. Griffiths, Middle Uous, Wolfs- castle. rpO LET, DWELLING HOUSE and _1_ Gardeu, also a good size Bakehouse, situate at Garnwen, Dinas Cross. Possession next Michaelmas.—Apply, Mrs Capt James, Ashgrove, Dinas Cro3s. TO LET, SIRIOLE, Goodwick, on the 29th September next, containing three sitting and six bedrooms, kitchens, &c., gar- dens,—Apply, Rose Cottage, Goodwick,
DINAS CROSS. Picture P03t Cards of Cwmyreglwys, show- ing the place and sea, also the old church on 0 the shore and cottages the Gwaua Valley; Newport (Pem.) bay, Newport Church, and other local views on sale at the "Eho Offices. Price, 7 Cards for 6J (post free, 7d). Promotion.—The success of Dinas boys at sea is again exemplified. —Capt Griffiths, Capel, left for Antwerp on Thursday last as commander of the fine barque Magwen," belonging to the same company as the Windsor Castle," of which Capt Griffiths took command the last voyage' With him as chief officer is Capt Williams, Garngelly. Records show that for the number of sea- going sons Dinas stands pre-eminent over well-nigh any other place in North Pembroke- shire as having a larger majority of the most successful boys." Mention might be made of Dinasites having command of several of the largest mail steamers afloat. We wish Capt Griffiths still further success. Accident.—Whilst placing with other children on Monday last the four-year-old daughter of Mr Laugharne, grocer, fell and fractured one of her arms. Dr Havard was in attendance and set the limb, and the little sufferer is progressing as well as can be expected. Baptist Unicn.-The South Wales Baptist Union is to be held at Maesteg at the end of the present month. It will be interesting to note that the Rev J W Maurice, the worthy pastor of Tabor, has been nominated one of the candidates for the position of vice-presi- dent of the Union. The delegates from Tabor are Messrs T Owen, Bankjfiynon, and Evan Da vies, Bryngelly. Illness.-Dir)ah Owen, eldest daughter of John and Mrs Owen, has come hone from Swansea suffering from a severe attack of rheumatism which ha3 rendered her a com- plete invalid. Haymaking. Record crops and record weather put the agriculturists of the district in the best of good humour. They may be said to be making hay and plenty of it while the sun shines. No other work is thought of just now. There is oce feature on this occa- sion, there is no necessity to encroach upon the Sabbath, as was the case last year,in order to gather the hay. Horticulture.—Much interest was manifest in the lectures last week by Mr Pickard, lecturer on gardening, etc., to the County Council and Aberystwyth University. By arrangement with Newport, Dinasites were able to hear Mr Pickard for one evening out of the five arranged for this part of the county. Last Friday Mr rickard accompanied the children of the school and rambled on the commons where no less than sixty varieties of plants were gathered and explained by the lecturer in a most interesting manner. He gave it that the inhabitants of Dinas were most fortunate in the variety and richness of wild plants and flowers on their lands. In the evening, before quite a Lumerous company at the garden of Mr D Thomas, Smithfield, the horticulturist gave a description of the pretty, well-kept plot. Here a thorough in- spection was made and several illustrations were given with nine different classes of a vegjtable plants. This fi;Je garden was greatly admired and received most favourab'e comments. At 8 o clock in the Bowd School- room, befo'e a fairly numerous audience which would, no doubt, have be3n ten times the size had it not been haytime, the lecture and illustrations were continued. Dr Havard presided and briefly introduced Mr Pickard, who siid he had heaid much of Mr Thomas' garden and it bad given him the greatest pleasure to visit it. Further, he could say with confidence that it was the best cottage garden he had seen in Carmarthenshire, or Pembrokeshire and this side of Aberayron in Cardiganshire. This was received wit«» welt- merited plaudits. Mr Pickaid then proceeded to deal with the onion and how best to bring it to the highest development. In a humorous description of the emblem of Wales, the leek, he said he had always associated the plant with Wales, but he had never yet scn the leek properly grown in the Principality. Unless grown to the sizi of one's wrist they were not as they should be. Besides, the Welsh did not know how to cook the lek. This opened the eyes of those present, for there is not the least doubt that every house- wife in the land prides herself on poszessinc, thut item of knowledge. Mr Pickard said the leaves ought never to be u:\d, the st tlks and bulbs being the chief part of the vegetable. The thick parts should be chopped into chunks two inches in length, and then stewed in the gravy or sauce and served with the leg of a mountain lamb. Several of the audience were heard to smack their lips in gleeful anticipation. But,' said the Yorkshire hor- ticulturist, leeks and cawl go together here.' —Just so, and it he ha I added that a few tatws' and a chunk of mochin were very close companions with the leeks he would not have been far off the mark. Ua.wl,' to the majority of the Welsh, is what oatmeal and herrings are to the Scots. Proceeding, he dealt with the parsnip, remarking that Mr Thomas had the advantage of the parings from horses' hoofs to manure the root. Hoo: parings were as gool as phosphates. Iu planting parsnips a hole two aud a half feet deep should be made with a crowbar, the holes 18 inches apart should then be filled up with rich manure, and three seedi placed on the top. Afterwards two of the three should be weeded out, leaving the stronge:t whish would develope into the finest root. A hint on pea growing was timely. Before a show pull off the finest pods, and afterwards dip them in alum water which assisted Nature to preserve the pod's silvery shade and also pre- serve the bloom at the end so essential to success. Cabbage was dealt with at length together with other vegetables, each bein-j illustrated on the blackboard in the most in; terestiog manner. At the close the Rev J W Maurice, in proposing a vote of thanks to Mr Pickard and Dr Havard, pointed out tht Dlllastes were evidently supposed to be much more intelligent than Newportians inasmuch as they were expected to learn as much at one lecture as their neighbours were at four lectures. He was sure all had been greatly entertained and much enlightened by the lecture and illustrations.—Mr Dewi Harries seconded the vote in appropriate terms Replying, Mr Pickard said the lectures had been intended for Newport, but the good people of the latter place had kindly spared him for one visit to Dinas.—Dr Havard also suitably replied and the meeting terminated. Bats in Badroom.—Iu the words of the poet "Pallas, take away thy bat And let us have a lark instead." At some of the houses in the breezy city, bed- room windows are left open during the warm eveniugs. Burglsrs may not take this, the only intimation for indulging their peculiar craft; and trampus may also blink as he reads these lines. It is just posible for him to ob- tain a glimpse of this paragraph on his round of visitation.—But to our muttons—again the poet breathes. It was a sultry night and I mine host and hostess had retired for the night, with the consciousness of a day well spent and repose well-earned. Morpheus I had locked the twain in slumbsr but a little while, when repose was disturbed by the bmz, bang and flutter of a bat, which awoke the gentle parter, while the master dozed on. However unwilling he might have been to be n ZD aroused, there was n') other way out of the difficulty. John John appealed the wife, Ugh." groaned her ioid. -1 There's a bat in the bedroom," she responded With a mur- mur of bother the bats," he rubbed his eyes and slowly proceeded to rise from his downy couch. After due wakefulness he armed himself with a bafh towel, and proceeded, clothed in pyjamas of a very loud pattern, "to end the bat's existence. For fifteen minutes the struggle continued with all the vigour of sturdy manhood, the bat flopping against the furniture and ornaments as bats in their natural blindness do. The interloper dodged the swipes of the towel as if accustomed to mid- night attacks of the kind, but presently the chocolate and green striped arm of the fencer commenced a regular fusilade of blows, like the arms of a wind mill in a gale, and smote the bat down behind the diessing table. Hon- our and vengeance being satisfied,and the sol- itary spectator of the un;q-io assault acd bat- tery having eujoyed the merry "turn'' 0; gymnasts to the brim, lights were lowered and the twain again were hushed to p:'ace. Not for long however, for in the space of halt au hour the bat revived and commenced again its buzzing round of the room. actually coming into contact with its assailant's nasal organ, as the sonorous owner lay i.i sleep's serene oblivion. Alarmed at the resuscitation the good wife was again forced to arouse her spouse to renew the attack. Another quaiter of au hour's performance with the arm and the bath towel succeeded in giving the bat its quietus, and it lay until morning behind the washstand. Such is life with the open bed- room window.—At this particular horue the family is now arguing whether it is better to suffer the ills that flesh, in stuffy atmosphere, is heir to, or face a sea of trouble with bats and open windows. About three weeks ago we published the It s- of the steamer • La Pcrte of which Capt Raymond, Maesteg Hou?e, Dinas, was second second officer and who expected home next week. It will be remembered that of the two boats which left the ship the sejoud, in com- mand of the Capt of '■ La Porte," and con- taining among others the second officer (Mr Raymond) was some days after the first to go in Inn I. The first bod in command of the chef offi, er reached Port Noiloth and last Sa ur lay the crew of the boat reached South- ampton aboard the I. Saxon." Talking to a pressman the i-eoond engineer (Mr Yorath) described the sinking of the steamer. Soon after they took lo t'e to tz they separated and it was only after se'e;:} dajy; and seven nights on the open sea in the ship's boat that the first batch of the crew got into touch with au Italian vessel outside Port Nclloih, and were t iken on board. One of the dozen men who cau now look back upon this thrill tig experience is the second engineer of La Porte," a-id he arrived at Cardiff on Siturday tv ning from Southampton. Oa Ap ii 19 h, with Cept H G Hill in command, and they were about 50 miles north of Port Nolloth. and a hundred miles eiff the coast, when it was reported that water was coming through the bulk-head of the engine room from No. 3 hold. After this discovery had been reported to the captain the hold was soundest, and teven feet of water was fouud there. Immediately the position of the vessel was realised the captain gave orders for two life- boats to be lowered. There was no time to get out the kit, and 561b of ship's bisc.iic and (ne breaker of water, holding about eight gallons, was put into each boat. All hands go into the boat«, the captain and ten men in one, and twelve in the other. In about an hour the ship foundered, and disappeared completely, stern first. They then sailed in asmtherly direction, the two boats keeping company, and making for the coast, which was sighted ou the morning of June 11 tb, but could not land. They managed to keep company by swinging a lantern each at inter- vals of al)out half an hour. Belt on the second night missed the signal and when dawn came there was no sigu of the second boat to be seen. Then the wind dropped, and rowing commenced. Tuey mauagei to get alongside the Lilian barque Marina "I e at seven o'clock at nii^ht,, and they were taken ashore en a tug next morning. The nights were bitterly cold, and some of the mem were actually frostbitten. They suff-red much from thirst, and on the seventh day drank the soa water. Three biscuits per man per day were served out. TLe water, which was very scarce, was served out in a nc ounce bottle three times per day and was then reduced to twice a day until it gave out. They were without water for 48 hours. The chief officer hai half a pound of tobacco in the boat, and that was a great comfort. The only instruments to steer by were a compass, sextant, and a shilling atlas which belonged to one of the Greeks. There was not much sleep, and when picked up some of the men could not stand. Ail ttse men in the second boat are safe, and they will come home uext week, when it is hoped ihst Capt Raymond will relate bis experiences. St Brynacu's.—Two Sundays ago tho Rev J Jones, missicner of the Diocese, preached eloquently at SL Brynach's Church, and last Sunday the Rev \V. Davies, formeily cuiate of Newport, clliciitcd in hid usually able manner. G.F.S.— As honorary members and ardent supporters of the Fishguard Paiish Church G.F.S., Mrs W. Bennett (Bwlchauwr), and Mrs ill win Bseuneti joined the outing to Newport on Friday last and enjoyed the after- noon very much. Sea Notes.—Capt Davies, Clover Hid, with Mrs Davies, silled from Swansea last week for Malta and o' h --r ports. Bon voy- age. Among the visitors are, Cambria Tearace (Capt Evans), Mrs D J Meyler and daughter, from Swansea. At Jericho (Mrs Jenkins'), the Mioses Norton from Cardiff, Illness.Mrs Thomas Lewis.Cwiiiyj'iJgp.yy^ who has been ill for some years hac) a sadden relapse last week. Her daughter, \iiS T Williams was sent for, and we aic clid to say the patient IS better. Regatta. A meeting of the annual regatta and varidy exhibition committee will be held at the Schoolroom oil Monday next, the chair to be taken at 8 o clock sharp by Mr James '1 Raymond. All interested are earnestly requested to Pttend aud support the popular event which provides a really enjoyable half- day to all ar d Sundry. Omission.—The names of lHrti A Edwards, Rhoshill, cousin to Mrs Capt Jauies, and Mr James Williams, Spring Gardens, for over -0 years chief officer with Capt James were inadvertently omitted from the list of those [I present at the laying of the memorial stone at Cwrnbach. ¡
— — -3 FONTVANE. Music in the Gwaun. — In aid of a fund jJ the tuning of the piano at the Gwaun Bos School, Miss Edwards, the able and delig( headmistress, puip),-es holding a cone about the third week in August. M( details of this coming treat next week.
DEATHS. July 8th, at Bdl Farm, "Woifscastle, MrT; Francis, aged bo years.
HARNESS.-WANTED, a good secor JH hand Set of TRAP HARESS, suit pony 12 to 13 hands.—Apply, "Eh Otlbe8.. MAC CORMICK REAPER & BIN ER MACUINE used three seasoi to be sold a bargain in good working ordc no use to owner.—Apply, Echo" OMc Fishguard. FOR SALE, SPRING CART; suita for pony or donkey; a bargain.—App J. Jenkins, Mathry School. NOTICE. '^r01ICE is Hereby Given that Perse wi;h or without dog's, found TRI PASSING on Elolmhouse Gano! Farm Lan Newport, Pem., will be prosecuted. (By order), J. IIOWELL July 14, 1904. LOST, on Friday, July 8th, at Fisbgua a GOLD BROOCH (two Amsrir Dollars).-Fint,ler handsomely rewarded returning same to the Echo Office. I03T on Sunday Night last, betwe J High-street and Tower Hill, a SMA GOLD BROOCH the property of Mrs Lewis (chemist).—Finder will be rewardec OTICE.-Fi-otti July 1st to end of S N, ternber, THE COACH will leave Nt port daily at 7.30 a.m., to meet the 10 a train at Ciymmych Arms; at 2 p.m. to m the 4 30 p m. train leaving Crymtnych Newport on arrival of the 3 22 and the 7 p.m. trains. D. O. THOMAS, proprie Cromlech House, Newport, Pem. WO LET, the newly-built DWELLI J_ HOUSE, situated at Pensladc, F gnard, containing parlour, dining room, chen and scullery, with bathroom, six I rooms and out ofhc s. Possession may be March 25th. Apply, Mrs Capt Thoc Stanley House, Goodwick. T0 LET, the DWELLING HOUSE JL Garden known as Craig-y-don, sit-i at W indy Hall, Fishguard, as at presen the occupation of the Misses Thomas.— particlars, apply to W. T. S Tombs, Bout Fishguard. Try our streaky, pea-fed breakfast bac ( always reliable.—Fishguard Supply Sto Kitchen chairs, 3s 31 each; giant chairs, Ss 9d smokers, 103 61. Guarani to stand auy amount ot fair wear and tea Supply Stores, Fishguard. Our coffee trade is increasing constai Oniy one quality kept-the very be Fishguard Supply Stores. —Visitors to Fishsuard.- The CARTREF HIGII-STIZEET, FISHGUA (Opposite the Echo Offices) for K etresli ment Prompt Attention and Moderate Char, L. E- V/ILLiAMS. THE O'Connell Cash Stor GOODWICK, Arc appointed Agents to the ( LIllIA PHONOGRAPH and TA ING MACHINES, at Prices ran from Fifteen Shillings to Fifteen Pot They can be procured at the Good- Agency at the same rate as is clia by their offices at New York, Lon Paris and Berlin. A large collection of Records ( Cylinders and Discs), in various sub. in the Welsh, English, Irish, See American, French, German, and sian Gems of Music, can be inspe and tested in Goodwick before purcl Phonographs can no longer be re ed as toys, for among the inventio the Nineteenth Century, alongside steamer, the locomotive, the teleg) and the telephone, thePHONOGR. boldly stands forth, an en-ei-lasting ument of the scientilic acliieveineu the last century. Intending purchasers will be just ed how to work the Phonograph its Records, and after one lesson will lind it as easy as to wind a v and set it to correct time. Otir prices for the Records are each for the X.P. Cylinder Gold B Records, while the Discs range in according to size. We sell one a alllC rate as if a dozen were takei For correcting one's style of I or acquiring a Foreign Language out a master, the Phonograph is i uable, for by its aid you can he: will the best guides in those accom ments. Let Dcwch i gycl A tlcwch mown pryd be your motto, and be up-to-date b; Z7-1 chasing the Phonograph at The OConnell Cash Sto Near the Duffryn Bridge, GOODWICK.