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Welcome - Home at Sealyham.
Welcome Home at Sealyham. A hearty welcome-home was accorded the generous lady of Sealyham, Mrs Edwardes, by the tenantry of the estate, on Monday evening last, after an abeence abroad of some eight or nine months. If anything demonstrated the sincere esteem and affection in which Mrs Edwardes is held by her tenants, it was the whole-hearted, spontaneous outburst of en- thusiasm that signalised her return to the picturesque Welsh mansion (guarded on every side by some of the rishest woodland in the county) of Sealyham. The simple intimation that their lady bountiful would arrive on a ceitain date embodied the thought the word that set the wheels in motion in the woskof preparation. Messrs W Nicholas. Broadmoor; J Lewis, Musland, and J Francis, St Dog. wells, assisted by most of the tenants and employees on the estate, were the prime movers in the arrangements Of course, nothing of a bright character could have been evolved without the help of the fair section of the tenantry, so that they were indispens- able to the success of the movement. Those assisting were Mrs Francis, Suinbarch Mrs Francs, St Dogwells Mrs Morris, Parkypwll; Misses Lewis, Musland; Thomas (2), New Farm Francis (2), Good Hope Davies, Better Hope Griffiths, St Dogwells Eynon, Brynlyfiyd; and the Misses PerkinH, Post Office. Q ;ite a small army of busy bees set to work on Monday to finish the housing of the hay at Sealyham this completed, a mighty pile of logs, boughs and brushwood was put up on an adjacent field ready for setting ablaze at dusk. At the entrance of the road leading to Sealyham farm an arch was erected, the poles being dexterously en- twined with laurel leaves and flora, topped with flags which floated in the gentle breeze acd shone in the brilliant rays of perfect summer sunshine. To the cross pole were attached mottoes, in English and Welsh Welcome Home to Mrs Edwardes," and Croesaw gartref i Mrs Edwardes." At the bouses en route ensigns were dispLyed, while at the entrance to the grounds of the homely ancient mansion was another arch of exactly similar design to the first named, and bearing like tokens of welcome. The grounds appear. ed under the zenith of Sylvia's charms—an earthly paradise of rural sequestered beauty, on the fluted pillars of the entrarc; hall were words of welcome. At six o'clock everything was in rt adim ss to receive the beloved hostess. The respected agent to the estate, Mr James Thomas, of Rock House, Haverfordwest, proceeded to Letterston in a brougham, and within the space of half an hour MisEdwardes, with a lady companion, drove down the loadway. At the Sealyham farm almost the whole of the tenantry who were able to leave home assembled on each side of the road and respectfully greeted the occupants of the carriage, Mrs Edwardes smilingly bowing in acknowledgement of this unexpected warmth of welcome. The assemblage, at the invitation of the hostess, then followed the carriage to the house but at the entrance to the grounds a halt was made while Mrs Edwardes and her companion inspected the artistic work of the triumphal bower under which she had to pass into the grounds. By taking the short cut down the pathway the tenantry were able to reach the entrance hall and reassemble to again thow their appreciation, and as the carriage drove up three heaity cheers re- sounded through the adjoining woods through which gentle zephers wafted the iragrantc of flowers and the newly cut meadow grass. Her kindly face wreathed in smiles, Mis Edwardes again acknowledged the greetings showered upon her so cordially. It was a true Cymric welcome, the outcome of that fellow.feelirg which true kindness engenders in rustic hearts. Mr James Thomas, in a few but appropriate woids addressed to Mrs Edwardes, said he had been requested by the tenantry of the estate that evening to say how delighted they were to welcome her back to Sealyham after a sojourn in far off lands, and looking in tho best of health. They desired to express their warmest and sincere wishes that the might live long to reside among them as their kind and generous landlady. They were happy to know she had enjoyed the trip to Cuba, and that their ardent prayers for her safe return had been granted (applause). The Rev A Richardson, St Dogwells, also expressed pleasure iD according Mrs Edwardes a right hearty welcome on her return from abroad, and sincerely hoped the long absence at Cuba would prove beneficial to her health. Mr W Nicholas, Broadmoor, said that some eight months ago, when they were told that their good-hearted lady was going on a sea voyage, they were naturally anxious for her safety from accidents at sea and from the contageous fevers so prevalent in hot climates. In spite of the modern &cit rjlifically con- structed sea-going palaces accidents sometimes occurred, whilst the epidemics of foreign climes sometimes attacked even the most healthy. However, the tenantry, their wives, daughters and sons [I joiced to see Mrs Edwardes home once more, and to have her in their midst and live within her geniality and graciousnets Long might she remain with them to carry on the good work which had ever characterised their good landlady (applause). Mrs Edwardes, who was evidently affected at the warmth of the reception, thanked them very much. While abroad the had seen many beautiful sights, but they were as nothing compared with the greeting she had received. The best part of the outing was the return home to Sealyham. Three hearty cheers were then given for Mrs Edwardes, and the singing of Hen Wlad fy Nhadau concluded the reception. Mrs Edwardes then alighted from the car- riage and shook hands with most of the tenantry, who were not slow in expressing their gladness at seeing their lady once more among them. Refreshments were dispensed on the lawn, and at dusk the pile of wood was set ablaze by Mr James Thomas as a token of welcome. It should be mentioned that the proceed- ings were confined to the tenantry. A page might be filled relating the numerous acts of kindness the community and the several religious bodies receive at the hands of the lady of Sealyham.
MAENCLOCHOG. We regret to announce the death of Mrs Phillips, Gotty Farm, which tuok place on Sunday morning last. Deceased had been in failing health for many years past. She was 53 years of age and had spent the greater part ot her life in the neighbourhood, where she was very highly respected. As a faithful member of the labernacle, Maenclochog, she lo, ed to be present at the services but owiDg to her illness this was to a great extent denied her. She leaves a husband and three children to mourn their sad loss. Oes i garu segurytl-lli fynodd Yn fwyniant i'w bywyd Byw'n dduwiol a byw'n ddiwyd Sydd harddaf VCI) ddau fyd,
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| NEWPORT, PEM. Picture Post Cards of Cwmyreghvys, show. ing the place and sea, also the old church on the shore and cottages the G waun Valley; Newport (Pern.) bay, Newport Church, Nev- ern church and other local views, on sale at the Echo Offices. St Dogmael's Bill.—For the supply of some of the stone to the main road to Cardigan, the St Dogmell's Council is to receive the amount of the bill sent to the County Council to cover the cost of supplying metal prior to the road being taken over. One con- solation to the ratepayers is that the stone was properly rolled in, and now forms a toler- ably good surface, but in respect to the metal on the length between Newport and Fishguard the stuff is loose oi the surface, and forms a menace to everyone and everything that uses the road. A sheer waste of money. Missions.—On Sunday last, at St Mary's Church, the Rev Canon Camber Williams, Diocesan Missioner of S" David's, preached in Welsh at 10 and in English at 11 15 a.m., taking for his text in Welsh, Deuter- onomy xxii; 8 When thou buildest a new house, then thou shalt make a battlement for thy roof." The Missioner's two very practical sermons were listened to with rapt attention by large congregations. The service was im- pressively read by the Rev James Jones, assistant missioner, and the offertories through- out tbe day were very satisfactory. Miss Alice Hughes ably presided at the harmonium. At Nevern Parish ChurJi at 6 p m., the service was full choral, and was effectively intoned by the Rev J 0 Evans, vicar, the lessons being read by the Rev T M James, Curate. The Rev Canon Camber Williams based elcquent discourses in English and Welsh on the text, llosea x; 1*2 Suw to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy break up your fallow ground." He drew a vivid picture of the analogy between life and a farm, or piece of land, emphasising for a maxim the fact that in both of them future maintenance depeneled upon present diligence. At 10 30 a.m. the Rev T M James ably pleaded the cause of the Church Pastoral Aid Society, toward the funds of which the offertories, morning and evening, which realised a sub- stantial amount, were devoted. There were large and attentive congregations. Mrs Bowen, Llwyngwair, and Mr A Ward ably presided at the harmonium. Rnridecaual Chapter. — A Ruridecaual meeting, under the preidency of the Rev James Williams, rural dean, was held at the Church Chapel, Newport, on Monday at 11 a m., when there were present the Revs J 0 Evans and T M James, vicar and curate of Nevern James Jones, assistant missioner; A Alban, rector of Bridell E P Jones, vicar of Moylgrove I Morgan, vicar of Eglwyswrw, and W ti Davies, formerly curate of New- port. The Rural Dean introduced the Rev Canon Camber Williams, who gave a lucid and detailed outline of a mission proposed to be held in the Rural Deanery of Kernes about the middle of Ojtober next, having for its object the deepening and quickening of the spiritual life of the Churches. The form of mission in the diocese of St David's, he explained, is based on lines similar to those obtaining in the dioceses of Canterbury, Gloucester, and Licbfield. Pamphlets, tracts, and religious literature of various kinds, to- gether with questions for self-examination, will be distributed in the course of the mission, and the clergy are urgently requested to pre- pare the minds ot their paiishioners for it. Nonconformists of all denominations are cor- dially invited. The mission, it is to be hoped, will prove to be a refresher. We talk glibly enough about sending the Gospel to the islands of the sea, the Fiji Islands, the Can- nibal Islands, and of evangelising the Shet- land Ihs. The expression Darkest Africa" is often on our lips, but is it not to be feared that there is such a region as Darkest Pembrokeshire." Crimes, silly jokes and acts, perpetrated under cover of night, have from time to time come to light, proving the perpetrators thereof to bo beyond every vestige and trace of civilization, leave alone the humanising influences of Christianity. These inhuman acts are, perhaps, performed by men who try to appear very sanctimonious 1 on the Sabbath, and who sing, pray, and par- take of Holy Communion in our various places of worship. It would be well for these miscreants to bear in mind that the grip of justice is iron, and that her blow is death. [n the language of Holy Writ, their sins will surely, sooner or later, fiud them out, and they should ponder solemnly over the timely and salutary advice tendered them in last week's issue of the Bcho," name!y, that tbe step frowi comfortable firesides to the felon's cell has been proved to be a short and quick one. Tlc Castle.—On Saturday next Sir Mar- tiene, Lady Lloyd and family, go into resi- dence at the fine old castle over looking the town and river. Sir Martene and his gra* cious Lady are highly esteemed and welcome guests at the ancient borough, Ebenezer.—Last Sunday was a day to be remembered at Ebenezer Chapel where no less than six students from Carmarthen College School officiated throughout the day. Every. one gave evidence of ability, and it is note- worthy that one ot them was Mr McNamara, of Fishguard, up to recently a teacher at the British School. A particular feature of New- port congregations is their generosity towards all deserving causes. No less than close on £5 was handed to the students by a grateful and appreciative people. In the matter of collections, mention might be made of the very large contributions to various societies. The British and Foreign Bible Society receives a sum that would put many a place of worship ten times as large to shame. Brynberian with its handful of worshippers recently collected no less than towards helping students. Events to Come.—There is no denial to a well circulated romour, said to be based on good authority, of the forthcoming marriage of an advanced bachelor clergyman in the neighbourhood of Cardigan. Holidays. Dr and Mrs Havard left on Tuesday last for Folkstone, en route to various places for holidays, Dr Havard also attends the British Medical Association. During the doctor's absence Dr Rees will be assisted by Dr Davies, brother of Mrs Rees. Home Again.—i3 not every town or village that is iu the possession of a letter ° carrier of the fair oider. Newport has that distinction and is proud thereof. Mrs Thomas has just returned from her "departmental or regulation holiday looking as prim and ° 0 as active as ever in her work of delivering the mails and welcome missives. During her absence another fair member Miss Rowlands, took over the duties. By this it docs not appear at present, that the ancient borough is likely to loose its succession of lady letter- carriers." Long may they remain. Sea Notes. — Capt J. Seaborne arrived home on Monday last.—Mr J. Davies, Fern Cottage, sailed last week on a fine full-rigged ship, the Lochgenlas," of Glasgow, 3,000 tons, from Port Talbot, for Iquique, Choir Outing.—Last Thursday St Mary's Church Choiristers had their annual outing to Gwbert, accompanied by a few friends of the church and the Revs J Jones, assistant missioner, and W Davies, formerly curate of the parish. The picnic was much enjoyed. Distinction. A Newportian once at a local drapery establishment, Mr E J Thomas, grandson of Mr Jenkins, Llandyssul, had the distinction of being one of the 500 to sing before the King at Swansea on Wednesday last. Visitors.This year being in every respect favourable to holidays by the sea, the town is rapidly filling, and those having apartments to let have applications for more rooms than they are in a position to provide. This is a testi- to the popularity of the place. Among the visitors are the Rector of Dowlais and family; the Rev H T Jacob and family, of Peniel, Carmarthen Mr and Mis Davies, of Peniel Vlrs Evans, Cardiff; Mr D M Evans and Mrs Tetley, from South Africa. At Ship House are Mrs Gronow and family, Cardiff. Tourist Tickets. One of the progressive members of the community draws attention to the disadvantage, and, in some cases, in- convenience caused by tourist tickets not being issued at Crymmych to any part of the railway system. These tickets are procur- able at any other station on the U. W. R. sys- tem, particularly at the termini.
CRICKET. Cricketting in a gale applies to the return iriatcli of Fishguard and Haverfordwest on Thursday afternoon last at the Cefn-y-dre ground of the F.C.C. There were many surprises and some disappointments and, on the whole, the match cannot be set down as displaying the abilities of either team, due to the outrageous weather prevailing. To play good cricket in a gale blowing at the rate of twenty-miles an hour, more or less, is outside the range of possibility. The hon sec Mr T H Evans, had experienced no difficulty in mustering players and to spare, it was most unusual to see both the bIlled" eleven aud reserves at the pavillion ready and wi ling but the 2 sharp somehow was hopelessly at variance with the time of starting, close on 4 o'clock. Against the terrifi; south-wester, which the homesters hoped would ease down, the visitors were delegated first to bat to the bowling of W I, Williams and J J Morris, two of the sturdiest on the fidd, the former having the heavier task of facing the hurri- cane while Morris, like his nephew, going to work very quietly, soon disposed of Etton Evans, Dr O'Donnell essaying a smart catch from Melville's bat. After this one of the visitors was heard to say We are done now." As showing the performance in the first half- hour, there were eight runs for the fall of three wickets and when Ilouins smartly caught John Lloyd, the Llaifits had managed to get thirteen for four wickets. With the except- ion of one or-two slight errors the fielding of Fishguard was capital while as wicket- keeper A 0 Robins proved very alert. T H Narbett showed himself well-able 10 bowl, though somewhat harassed against the high wind. For Haverfordwest, Clements and Francis made the longest stand and the highest number of runs, Francis still going fairly strong when his captain declared." This latter was hastened in view of the pros- pect of all out within the subsequent few minutes. Previously, the scoring qualities of the homesters was the chief consideration in delaying declaration." Twice the rain drove the players to cover and, in order to economise time, tea was served in the pavillion by Mrs Williams, Cefn-y-dre, Mrs G J Williams and Mrs D W Lewis. It was about 6.20 when Fishguard commenced their innings and as it was decided to draw stumps at 7 o'clock not much more than half an hour wa., thus available for Fishguard to make up the requisite number of runs. Robins and the Vicar went in to bat the latter being cleveily caught almost immediate- ly by Clements, thus giving way to W L Williams who partnered the popular all- round cricketter from Goodwick. With ordinary luck the (spectators' were confident that the two champions would pull the ches- uuts out of the fire in quick time. Despite the gale everyone's attention was rivetted on the batsmen, who took advantage of every possible chance of scoring. Several times they got in some mighty hits, but Lloyd was adroit., if not swift, in his bowling. llowever, the fates ruled disastrously for the homesters for, in an evil moment, Robins was run out, and the umpire, Mr Radford, ruled him out, contrary to the expectations of the spectators. Even the batsman, when asked, said he con- sidered his bat was iribieie by several inches. Like the true sportsman he is, Robins accepted Lie ruling, but the blank disappointment on the faces of the Fiahguardiaus was very plainly evident. Of course, everyone present looked eagerly forward to witnessing some C) t5 t) interesting play and fast scoring the strength of the team considered. The inevitable had to be accepted willy nilly. Lloyd, assisted for a brief spell only by Eaton Evans, quickly disposed of several of the home batsmen he gave an admirable performance all through on that there was no two opinions. Eventu- ally W L Williams, who had won warm encomiums was caught from a c'shier at eleven, which weakened theprospects consider- ab!y. A B Williams managed to score five runs when Lloyd bowled him. J R Richards however, was not to be so easily accounted for. Again he stuck tenaciously to his work meeting slow and swift bowling with clever- ness, At times his skill drew marked appro- bation and after running up the scorc to a total of over forty Lloyd managed to bring down his wicket. Richards deserved the warm ovation with which he was greeted for indeed, his partnership with the Captain was bordering on brilliancy at times. The slog- ger to within a few yards of the pavillion was a feat in itself. An early start and fine conditions would have enhanced the match cousiderablv. The folio win" are the scores HAVERFORDWEST. G Melvelle, c O'Donnell, b Williams 2 C S Eaton Evans, b J J Morris 2 J L Lloyd, c Kubins, b J J Morris 5 J S Bennett, b J J Morris 0 J W Hammond, b W L Williams 3 J 1 Clement, c W J Mori is, b Narbett 15 A G Phillips, b W L Williams 0 W G Parkinson, b J J Morris. 3 P W Francis, not out 10 J Edwards, b W L Williams 1 A Phillips, not out 1 Extias 23 G5 FISHGUARD. A 0 Robins, run out 4 llev W Evans, c Clement, b Lloyd u W L W illhuns, c Lluyd, b Evans 11 Dr O'Donnell, b Lloyd 2 E Kicliardson, b Lloyd o A B Williams, not out 5 *Dr Morgan I", ltieliat-ds b Lloyd 18 W J Morns :¡'J J Morris T 11 Narbutt Exras 4U 44 -Innings declared,
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DINA3 CROSS. Picture Post Cards of Cwmyreglwys, show- ing the place and sea, also the old church on the shore and cottages the Gwauu Valley Newport (Pern ) bay, Newport Church, and other local views on sale at the Echo" Offices. Price, 7 Cards for C I (post free, 7d). Honoured- — Mr J D Thomas, son ot the late Capt B Thomas, B vlchmawr, con- ductad the Male Voice Party which sang on board the Royal Yacht at Swansea, last evening ( y" ednesday). Sea Notes.—Mr Johnny Walters, chief officer of the barque \Vindru5h" arrived at Q leenstowu this week. Visitors.—Mr T Maurice, youngest son of the Rev J W Maurice, and master of New- bridge School, is ou his holidays at Tabor Villa with his parents. Scholastic Success.—Miss Mary Francis, of Gianhelig, received intimation last week of her success at the examination for pupil teacher's certificate held at Haverfordwest on May 14th last. Her next step will be the King's scholarships, which is within her grasp under ordinary conditions, for Miss Francis is an apt pupil. We congratulate her and wish her further successes. Regatta Committee.—There is every pros- pect of the popular annual regatta and flower show being among the chief attractions of North Pembrokeshire this season, and that Dinas will maintain her honourable reputation for strenuous and harmonious effort, which leads to success no one will doubt. Nay, it would not be in keeping with the Christian feeling and peace-loving traditions of the place were it to turn out otherwise. As a community they believe implicitly anl live up to the well known lipes by Dr Watts—" Let luve through all your actions run and all your words be mild, &3." Should a little rift aiise it is but transitory, while the reunion is like sunshine after rain. This is in accord with the gentle principles of Puritanism, handed dovn from the venerables past and living. Dioas may feel proud of the few silver-haired veterans still among them to council and to guide those who are des ined to uphold the virtue of their parents in th3 generations yet to COll1. In the woids of Longfellow Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime, And departing leave behind us Footprints on the sands of time— Footprints that perhaps another Sailing o'er life's solemn main, A forlorn and ship-wrecked brother Seeing, may take heart again. Often, in public matters of the kind,slight mis- understandings crop up, wbijh give ihe to expressions and suspicions altogether un- founded, and too uiteily weak to require more than a passing thought All that is required is the determination to pull together iu order that success shall crown the efforts of those who give time and labour in the cause of providiag a day or two of pure en- joyment to one and all, and further that the sous and daughters of Dinas, living in far off lands, where these lines and all that is record- ed of Dinas and North Pembrokeshire gener- ally are read, imy feel proud of belonging to the pleasant rural spot. A good and favour- ourable report of a place enhances its worth, not enly in the eyes of the people connected with it, but also with those who have heard of North Pembrokeshire, however slight the acquaiutance may I e. — To the meeting, which was held 01 Monday evening last at the Scboohoom under the geniil chairman- ship of Mr James Raymond, who, although busy, like many other agriculturists, in the hay field from very early morning, found time to attend the meeting, because, as he said, of the warm interest he felt ia t e exbi bition. With Mr Raymond was Mr Devi Hirries, another indefatigable worker for the annual evint, the outcome of unselfish interest, which ought to prompt all who take pait in promoting institutions of a public character.—The Chairman expressed regret that so few sea-faring men were preseut, and that Cwmyreglwys was unrepresented. Persouallyj he would not have attended him- self for the reatti only, for he knew so little of the sea, but hiskuow ledue of horticulture was wiler, and he sincerely hoped they would have a grand show and sports this year at Pwllgwaeloj-no doubt the finest spot in the county for such a purpose,—Afcer so ne discussion Mr D. Thomas, Smitbfield, propos- ed the regatta and exhibition be held on two separate days, and that the show aud sro t, be at Pwllgwaelod, and regatta at C vm rjg- Iwys, provided the people were in favour, but it appeared to him somewhat evi lent, that very little interest was evinced in the event, considering what it meant to the place as a whole, or more would have been present that evening.—Mr Tom Maurice (son of the Rev J. W. Maurice), seconded, Capt Evans, Cambrian Terrace, and Mr Thomas Lewis, supporting, and it was carried unanimously. —Mr Dewi Harries proposed and Mr D. Laugharne Davies seconded that they appoint two working sub-committees that evening, one for the regatta and the other for show and the sports. This having been passed the following committees were appointed — Regatta Capts Harries, J.P, Evans, Rjse- wali; Evans, Cambriau Terrace; B Williams Messrs T J Llewellyn, D L Davies, Gwilym James, Tom Maurice, and D Thomas, the committee to meet at Cwmyreglwys on Fri- day evening to make arrangements and fix date, and consider tide to suit the regatta, and to receive entries for sailing boats, Sports and show committee Messrs James Raymond (chairman), \V James Raymond, T C Bennett, Dewi Harris, D Jones, Tyrhos T Lewis, D Thomas, and D Harries (late Wern. dew). It was resolved that the regatta be held during the second week of August, and the sports and show the third week in August; a grand concert to be held on the evening of the regatta at the Schoolroom. A meeting will be held at the Schoolroom next Monday night, chair to be taken at 8 sharp by Mr James Raymond. The committee appointed to visit Cwmyreglwys wiil report at this meeting Of their visit and result. All are cordially invited to attend.—In connection with the exhibition it should be mentioned, in the interests uf probable competitors, that Mr D Thomas, Smithfield, will not enter any of his successful Letterstou exhibits at the Dinas show for competition so that other local growers will have a fair chance of success. This is very considerate of Mr Thomas, and his kindly action should encour age others to compete. There will be prizes for all sorts of articles for the making of which the inhabitants are famed. The children of Dinas are also very apt at map. drawing and other useful subjects so that an opportunity is here presented for showing what they can do. It only requires everyone to pull together, however weak may be the effort, and the event of 1901 will stand out as one of the most enjoyable of any that have preceded. No eudeavour is in vain if the object, as in this instance, be a worthy one. Forbearance and tact on the part of the leading inhabitants will go far towards achieving the objective. "La Porte" Disaster. -0 lpt Raymond, Maesteg House, Dinas, second officer of the s s. La Porte" arrived at Southampton on Saturday morning last on the Union liner Kenelworth Castle." It seems that his ship stranded on the Island of Cuba on the previous voyage and was repaired at Cardiff before loading on the last occasion During the voyage to the Cape the vessel sprang a leak in the heavy weather and shipped large quantities of water. At first the captain did not think there was any danger, but eventually water poured in so fast that the pumps could not cope with the inrush. When the result was inevitable the officers and crew put off in two lifeboats, the captain taking charge of one and the chief mate being in command of the other. The captain's lifeboat was dashed against the steamer's side by the waves as it was being pusheu off, and the small craft was so badly injured that it shipped water. For five days and rights the occupants were at sea, and in order to keep the boat afloat they had to keep on baling out without a moment's respite, and in spite of these effjrts the craft always con- tained water. At last Possession Island was safely reached, and at that time they were utterly exhausted. Their feet had swollen I I to au enormous siz3, so that they were quite unable to walk for a time, and one had to be treated in the hospital. At the court of inquiry into the loss of the steamer, held at Cape Town, the captain was exonerated from all blame Capt Hill in charge of the boat in which was, among others, Mr Raymond reached the coast of Africa. They did not land, however, as the beach was mere waste, but proceeded along the coast for 150 miles, eventually reached an island, from which they crossed to the German settlement of Agrapequna. This was the base of the German expedition, and the crew encountered many German troops. Eventually they reached Cape Town, and were sent home on the Cape liner. The men were extremely weak upon arrival, ard several bad to spend several days in hospital. During the whole tim-, they went in the boat, nearly five days, the crew lived upon sodden biscuit and two mouth'uls of water daily. In an interview which the representative of this paper had with Capt Raymond on Tuesday last at his home at Dinas, the foregoing facts were for the most part confirmed. Notwithstanding the perilous voyage and the hardships endured Capt Raymond, since his return home on Sun- day morning last, has overcome all traces of outrageous fortune," as Shakespeare puts it; and appeared quite cheerful and in the best of health. He told the story of the discovery of the leak in the ship-he was asleep at the time—of the taking to the boats how the one in which he was fouled the doomed vessel and opened one of the planks at the bottom. One of the most touching episodes in connection wit the wreck was that of having to abandon what in reality formed the floating home of the twenty or more hands. They took to the two small boats at noon, and an hour after- wards, in the broad light of day, were silent spectators of a scene, that of watching the big vessel, with a cargo of 4,000 tons of coal, besides engines, boilers and its machinery, gradually settle and then, stern first, swoop down into the mighty deep like a thing alive. Thus they were left to the mercy of the waves and all kinds of weather. It is now past his- tory how the boats became separated during the first night, but it is not generally known that, although the first mate's boat reported the disaster some days previous to the cap- tain's boat being heard of, the latter reached land sometime before the mate's boat which, however, was more fortunate in coming into touch with a ship at anchor at Port Nolloth. The captain's leaky craft was only five days before it reached Possession Islands, several miles from the Guano Islands. Several picture post cards of these islands give some idea of the places. The mate's boat was seven days wandering about. Only five white men (Swedes) and some families of blacks were found on Possession Islands where the shipwrecked men remained for one day and then, accompanied by the Governor, they headed under sail, for Angra Pequena Island, -5 miles distant. At this place the German mail steamer "Gruas Vorn Boni" called. Here they were received with kindness, but had to remain six days for the steamer named, and which took them on to Cape Town. On their way they called at Port Nolloth, and communicated with the owners. Near this port they came into touch with the tug, which the chief mate of La Porte had sent to search for the boat. Two days later they reached Cape Town where the inquiry was held into the loss of La Porte," and the captain exonerated from all blame. One of the most trying features in connection with the experience was that the boat of Capt Hill was leaking so badly that they had to bale the water out continually and the cold and inac- tivity caused their legs to swell all the bis- cuits were spoiled by the sea water but a bit of tobacco enabled them to bear the voyage better. Rumours of a very disquieting nature and calculated to unnerve any wife were circu- lated at Dinas, but Mrs Raymond bravely awaitel informat'on from the owners, who gave some assurance of the safety of Capt Raymond. Everyone was glad to see the Dinas "boy" home again, safe and sound, naturally, no one more so than Mrs Raymond. Try our streaky, pea-fed breakfast bacon always reliable.—Fishguard Supply Stores. I
BIRTHS. July 13th, at Cwm bach, Fishguard, the wife of Mr J. Davies, of a son. July 13th at Goodwick, the wife of Mr George Wiseman; of a son. DEATHS. On the lGth, inst., at Quarrel, Nevern, Miss Mary Lewis, aged 78 years. July 21, at Pentre Farm, Dmas, Mr Thomas Thomas.—Deeply regretted.
Overdue. It is reported that the Cam- brian Monarch," upon which many local seamen have served, was considerably over- due, but has now arrived. Capt Thomas, of Goodwick, i^ commander, and there are several others from thi loality. Finest Sowing Rape Seed.—Fishguard Supply Stores.
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GOODWICK. Daily Newspapers.—Mr D Llewellyn, of the Myrtle Pharmacy, receives the London Daily Mail" each evening at 4 o'clock, and is able to supply customers with that or any other of the London daily papers.—Advt. Outing.—The members of Mr David John's class, connected with the Goedwig chapel, enjoyed a very pleasant outing to Cardigan on Saturday last in a brake and the most delightful of weather. The rain of the previous day had rendered travelling by road pleasurable in every way. The town on the Tivy was reached in good time and the happy party after thoroughly doing the attractions and partaking of refreshments commenced the return journey early after seven o'clock reaching Goodwick soon after eleven. 0 The Drainage Area. Judging by the manner any new scheme for Llanwnda is handled at Haverfordwest by the bulk of the county administrators the place might only recently have sprung into ex;stence. At the Main Roads Committee last week a lot of discussion ensued on the reading of a letter from Mr Howell Howell (clerk), on behalf of the Parish Council respecting the proposed new sanitary area so adroitly launched within the present year by a section of the agricul- turists who dislike the idea of paying for the cleaning of the thresholds of others. Of course, the Parish Council as constituted, is powerless so far as it concerns Goodwiek's interests so that it hud nothing to (O but approve cf the area as mapped out by the committee, and forward it to the County Council with the recommendation to include a portion of the parish of Manoroweu. It transpired at the Main Roads Committee that the recommendations, for the most part, were made under a misapprehension as to their powers, and on the proposition of Mr Walters, seconded by Mr Roberts, it was resolved that the matter should stand over till the committee have reviewed the place. In view of all tk ¡ has taken place and all that ruay comr to pass in the near future it would seem that, in spite of the prevailing prejudice against joining Fishguard in forming an urban district, the latter would have been the lesser of the numerous evils that threaten the best interests of the thriving place. A Narrow Escape.—On Saturday last, at Langland Bay, Mumbles, Mr John G'asi rook J.P., of Sketty, the ex High Sheriff of Glamorgan, was rescued in a vety exhausted condition whilst bathing. At the turn of the tide, when bathing is very dangerous at that particular place, a cry of help was heard aijd the boatman, responding immediately managed to bring Mr Glasbrook to shore. lie is of the same family as the Mr Glasbrook to whom Mias Mortimer, of Swansea, is betrothed. It is a strange coincidence that seveial years' ago Mr Glasbrook's sister was drowned while bathing in the same bay. The Common.—On Tuesday last at the Haverfordwest County Court the Pembroke- shire Estates Company, who arc in possession of the Manorial rights to the common-land, successfully applied for an ejectment order in respect to a stable erected on the cre3t of the hill. More is likely to be heard of the commons in the near future unless some ar- rangement between the two parties concerned is made.
To the Editor of the County Echo." Sir,—May I be allowed to ask your corres- pondent' Fidelis three questions ?—(1) Is he prepared to prove his assertion that •' social- ism is only another name for unset llement of faith in the Bible ? (2) Does he wish your readers to believe that the Sermon on the Mount, upon which true socialism is based, contains devilish tenets ? (u) If he has the courage of his conviction will lie in future discard his nom de iluine ? As a iule. 1 do- not think anonymous correspondents arc worthy of much notice, but as Fidelis has made such sweeping statements he shou'd not be allowed to go unchallenged.—Yours, &c., 0. D. Jois'l'S. Fishguard British School.
To the Editor of the County Echo." Dear Sir,—I read in your last issue a long panegyric by "Horace," condemning the action of the Fishguard Parish Council for preventing the enemies of the Sabbath to carry on business on Pcnsladc on Sunday evening. I was however very thankful to see another able article in the same issue uphold- ing the splendid action of the council. It is rather amusing to see with what zest the fana- tics of rationalism and godless socialism go in for jollification on Sunday, as if this world were the only world in which they may expect to have good times. "Horace" wants us to believe that the well-being of every town in England depends on satisfying the lower pro- pensities of humanity, and if they cannot have that the country will certainly go to per- dition but this is only the creed of the Sun- day Leaguers, chiefly in England. Up to the present the Welsh people arc able to distin- guish the wheat of divine religion from the chatf of rationalism. "Horace's" eloquent display of phrases sets forth the virtures of Sunday concerts in such words as "It rouses- the emotions, it cultivates the better and ar- rests the downward grade and darker side of human nature. It is best fitted to inspire man with higher aspirations, that travel in the direction for good." Now, each of these sen- tences has in it a bushelful of Nvell-colotirlcl falsehoods for every thimbleful of truth. If there were space I could easily verify my contention. Horace," evidently, has great pleasure in eulogizing the councils of England, who have opened the libraries, the art galler- ies, the museums, and other places on Sunday for the benefit of the clerks and work people, bat, alas, how many of them frequent these places on Sunday ? Are there three in every hundred ? The majority care but little for these, and how can they, seeing they have no taste nor education to take what these are calculated to teach. I have lived in English towns long enough to know the virtues and Z, t, result of the work of the Sabbath Leaguers and I am sorry to say that in London and its adjacent towns Sunday evenings have been turned into a pandemonium of human deprav- ity, through privileges which are given to non- religious people. At the opening hours of the public houses there you will find all classes and conditions of men, clerks, cyclists, and workpeople, gathered with one accord and with one view, to desecrate the Sabbath. Such a state of things in a few generations w ill change Christianity into savage heathenism. Secular- ism and infidelity are the worst enemies of the social state. This is maintained by all great writers. I am glad that the Parish Council have acted up to the courage of their convic- tions, and worthy of their forefathers, who have died for our Sabbath privileges, and will never listen to the white-washed and dazzling delusions of rationalists. I do not think that anyone should go "scot free when he has the face to traduce and slander uur re- ligious institutions, which have done so much to bless the people, temporally as well as spiritually. The small area between St David's Head and Holyhead has given to the English nation a greater number of line men as mast- ers of ships and ministers of the gospel than any part of England, twice or three times the size. This is what our Christ, the Sab- bath, and Nonconformity have done for us. What has your secularism donefor EnglandV Yours truly, Croydon. B. IIt:GlŒ.
Up and Down the Coa
Up and Down the Coa Br "THE CRITIC." Nature, parched and dry, receive come sprinkling on Friday last grumbling humanity bad begun to with glorious summer heat. On fc morn I felt ready to sing as Burns sai Now summer blinks on flowery bra And o'er the cystal streamlet plays. It was in this happy mood I starte; cycle up the gentle incline towards, valley, lovliest of groves. And as I' along I could not help wondering wh) few Fishguardians ever take advar this charming sylvan valley to spec leisure hours there in the cool shade trees with a good book as companion of spending, or. rather, wasting life's hours in foibles and follies-gossip scandal-mongering. U ow Dinch moi el ficial, mentally, physically and moraH people were they to devote only portion of their spare time admiri grandeur of the sequestered Gwaun where the rippling rills flow throu woodlands in musical cadences. If so sweet were near the blackened buill a manufacturing town it would form t] dezvous of tbe million, and its glories be proclaimed on every hoarding. little we value these piiceless gifts of teous nature when they are at ou threshold. Though past noon not a trace of ai could 1 see to indicate that pedestrian, or carriage had passed along the valle'i; day. The place might just as well b( where near the north-pole for aught the care but they little know the storeh: pleasurable and interesting knowled queen of sylvia's paradises affords the a of the beauties of nature, and I cannot mend visitors anything more charmir inspiring than that of becoming acq l wiiu the Gwaun. Rarely a week especially at this time of the year, but find time to leave the world, so to spea. a few hours iiiuerary through this, th( If magnificent nook, to my mind, in the of North Pembrokeshire. Those wbc! the energy might do worse than explo whole length of the leafy hollow to thi celly range ot hills then, as night drawt turn to the left down the mountain sl( Nevern in order to catch a glimpse setting sun. As I passed through I g:'air woods it was as though a gi transformation scene was being enacted I sky wirch shone like burning gold, whi river seemed dissolved into a lake o This wondro is picture was alcne wor I journey nothing more beautiful has Itt' J the thousands of tourists who visit its year after year. The name county road is ne gua e3 that the highway is in any better con I than the ordinary country lane if that be Fishguard and Newport is a sample. P t ally, I would rather, at the present travel over anyone of the mountain leading to Maenclochog than the mail to Newport. Pedestrians of the ven order in particular complain loudly < loose stones Od the surface but the < has reason to deplore the destruction of a prir of costly tyres. After numerous plaints in the Press and elsewhere, the orities have put a man to rake off the for which the ratepayers have had < heavily-first, for carting and sprea then for the roller with its complimt men. This is how public money is expe. a better word would be wasted." If I ave my opinion of the two con1 tors last week, by "Fidelis" and Ho respectively, I should be treading where t would feel some compunction in venti Fidelis," so far as mnintaining the Sa as weiiave>afitherto known it, is on the track, and I am with him ail the way there is au old saying which refers t c:> Satanic Majesty quoting Scripture fo j- c purpose. It is easy to intersperse Bi quotations, yet, to my mind, they would greater weight if writers of them atti their own names. However, no man ha right to doubt another's sincerity wi due cause. With regard to Horace," J I should think, rather an extreme Picture our pulpits being made the me of ailing political opiniougs, followed programme ot secular music. A surer w converting the British Sunday into the C nental one of StOI ling is hardly couceiv I should very much like to see someone ta the happy mean course theie is no go< extremes eiiher way. According to the Chief Constable's re for the half year there is an increase in of drunkenuess to the extent of 44 fo: county of Pembroke. This reminds me remark of a county oflioLd when first the amendment to the Licensing Act came force that reducing licenses would D diminish drunkenness," Shebeens invari spring up in the place of licensed ho,, That there is some truth in the offii statement in respect to excessive dtinkin confirmed by the Chief's report.
LETTERSTON July Fair.—Hay-har est had a ma) effect on the July fair at Letterstou on A day last. The stock was brought in ee and by noon the bulk of the business transacted, and the iarmers were on t homeward way, and to the hayfields. It about the smallest fair on record, obvio due to the splendid hay-making weather vailing. Lambs, of which there was a ge o is supply, sold at from 7J to 7-H pe There was a moderate supply of catth slightly lower prices. Yearlings char hands at from £ 7 to £ 8 a head. Sucking from L-)3 to £ l e-h. One pen of eight disposed of aL lS each. The demand ou whole was quite equal to the Si.pY'iyV tho the buyers were not given much of a cba due to the early clearance.
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