Fishguard County School. Mr T. Lewis (chemist) presided at a meet- ing of the Fishguard County School managers < on Friday evening last. Also present Rev J. sV. Maurice, Rev W. Evans, Mr W. James, Mr B. 1 homas, Mr O. Gledhill (headmaster), aud Mr Geo Morris (cLrk). FOR THE INSPECTORS. Mr O. Gletihill informed the governors that lie had the whole of his repiv to the Central Welsh Buard Inspector's report typewritten, and had also fowarded copies to Mr Owen Owen (chief inspector), Miss Thompson (tem- porary inspector), and the Central Welsh Board. He had informed the Inspector that bad the report been in accord with facts he would have had no course open to him but to resign as it was not, be had defended him- self. If on re-consideration the Inspector found the statements untrue, which they were, he had asked that HII amended report be substituted in accord with the facts, lie had received an acknowledgement of the letter to the that it would receive due con- sideration. APPOINTMENT OF ASSISTANT MASTF.lt. Continuing, Mr Gledhill said he had ap- pointed an assistant-master iu the place of Mr Pease, Mr Walter Ri tellings, B.Sc., Vie., aged 25, of Burnley, Lancashire, und who holds a first-class (with honours) certificate in chemis- try; was assistant demonstrator ot the Burnley Technical Institute holds twenty-six science and art certificates was eighth in the nation- al competition for the Royal College ot Science, and hrld valuable scholarships at Owen's College, Manchester. Mr Gledhill had tried to obtain a Welsh teacher but failed. Mr Ritching was willing to under- take any teaching his qualifications permitted of, and would not shirk woik. The Vicar: You tiied to get a Welshman ? Mr Gledhill I did. One application has come to hand since I made the appointment. No exception was taken to the appointment, t'le ieeling being that the headmaster had made a good selection. OPENING OF PHYSICAL LABORATORY. The Vicar asked it anything had been done towards preparing for the formal opening of the physical laboratory. The Chairman leplied that their diligent clerk (Mr Geo Morris) had, he sorry to say, bten too indisposed to see to the matter. FURNISHING. In respect to furnishing the new laboratory Mr Gledhill reported he had received two tenders, one being much higher than the other but the furniture was more elaborate. He would like first of all to consult the Cookery teacher before ordering. it was decided to accede to the suggestion before ordering. RE-APPOINTMENTS. The Rev J. W. Maurice proposed the re- appointment of Mr J. C. Yorke as chairman ot governors.—Rev W. Evans seconded and it was carried unanimously. Rev \V. Evans proposed that Dr Williams (Drim) be re-elected vice-chairman.—Mr W. rJ»mt-H seconded and it was carried unani- mously. RESIGNATION OF GOYEllNOll. Mr-T. Lewis, who kiudly undertook the clerk's duties for the meeting, read a letter from Dr G. J. Williams, of GiMand, near Carlisle, tendering his resignation and regret- ting he had not done so before leaving Fishguaid. He wished the school every success. The Chaiiman said they wetf losing a valuable and attentive member. The clerk (Mr Morris) said that nomination papers Would be sent to the four Board Schools to be filled up. The appointment of a successor would then be made in the usual way. LODGING-HOUSE COMMITTEE. On the motion ot Mr B. Thomas, seconded by the Rev J. W. Maurice, Mr W. James was added to the lodging-house committee in the place of Dr G. J. Williams The other members are Mrs J. M. Owen, Mr T. Lewis, and the Clerk. APPOINTMENTS. The Rev J. W. Maurice was elected a member of the fimtuce committee. Mr Roberts was appointed treasurer, and Dr Williams as special representative. STAFF AND APPARATUS. It was resolved to tix the amount for the maintenance of the assistant staff at £280, and that the amount for apparatus be deferred. On tfie motion of the Vicar seconded by Rev J. W. Maurice. PRIZE-MONEY. Resolved on ttie motion of the Rev J. W. Maurice seconded by Mr B. Thomas that 30s be devoted to the poz-j fund, together with any profits derived Irom the purchase of stationery. HEADMASTER'S ANNUAL REPORT. Mr Gleiibnl asked, as he had not yet re- ceived the list of marks from the Centra! Welsh Board, to defer the report until the next meeting. SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES. It was decided that the granting and aug- mentation of scholarships be deferred to the next meeting. A letter was read from the uncle of VVm Evans, of St. Nicholas, thanking the governors tor their kindness to his nephew who, be stated, intended returning to school. There were thirteen applications for bur- saries as against ten last year and £40 was available us against £2:3 last year. All the bursaries were granted as per list on the pro position of the Rev J. W. Maurice seconded by Mr W. James. TEACHERS AND GOWNS Mr T. Lewis (chairman) observed that Mr Gledhill would not, he felt, be offended at him remarking that the report of the inspec- tors which had appeared in the Press bad created considerable sensation, and he (Mr Lewis) thought there was a certain amount of feeling among the people interested that the governors did not pay sufficient attention to the school; that they rarely if ever visited the school. He thought, under the circum- stances, that one governor should beappoin'- ed to visit the school peiiodically. Replying to Mr Maurice, Mr Gleihill said he kept a log for his own sake, but was not compelled to do so. Continuing, Mr Lewis said they knew nothing of the actual working of the school, aud when anything cropped up which re- flected on them they were unable to get out of it very well. He considered that every member of the committee ought to be ap- pointed to visit the school in turn but he was simply throwing out a suggestion. Mr Gledhill said he welcomed it. In reply to Mr B. Thomas respecting the appointment of scholars to see to the lavatories being kept tidy, Mr Gledhill said that he himsolf looked atter them aud much better than any boy or girl could. Eventually, on the motion of the Rev J. W. Maurice, secoudsd by the Vicar, it was agreed that each governor visit the school in turn. The Rev J. W. Maurice was then selected as the first visitor for the present month the Rev W Evans for October Mr W James for November Mr T. Lewis for De- cember, and Mr B. Thomas for the following iuouth and so on. Mr W. James opined that the arrangement would strengthen the headmaster's lucds. The Chairman said that, prrs<"»n-.«tly he should be pleased to see the teachers, when at school, appearing in the gowns to which their degrees entitled them. Mr Gledhill said he would not care to en- fOI ce the wearing of gowns in a science demonstration. Chairman With that exception. Ic will lend a certain amount of tone. Mr Gledhill said it. was the exception rather than the rule to wear g;)WL8 when teaching science. The Vicar thought that the gown carried a certain amount of dignity with it, and men- tioned his own experiences as a student at I college. Mr Gledhill said he would carry out the governors' wishes.
Through the Boer War. Among the brave Pembrokeshire "hays" who succeeded in weathering the many terrific storms of Boer bullets ot the late Boer war, and Jiviug to tell ihe tale is Mr Arthur H, Jon's, a sou or Mr and Virs Jones, School House, St. Nicholas, and who, as stated in last week's E :ho," recently returned home after fifteen years in South Africa. Mr I Jones belonged to the Cape Mounted RifLs. and was through the whole of the eauipaigu. There have t'een many accounts of the war. some fairly reliable, but few have reichtM this quarter from Pembrokeshire men, so that the followin; details may be of some interest to the locality which mourns the loss of so many brave fellows who volunteered for active service from Pembrokeshire. Mr Jones comes home bearing decorations awar- ded to those who sacrificed everything for the honour and love ot country. Iu two instances special clasps were. awarded, while the South African medal has four clasps viz Witeber^en, Transvaal," Wepener," and •' Cape Colony." The Wiiehergeu en- gagement necessitated no less thau five days' continuous fighting, which resulted in the capture of 4 500 Boers under Prin-loo and who had several hundred Casualties, but finally surrendered with rifles, amunition, and transport. This. it will be remembered by those who followed the reports of the cam- paign, was in 1001 in the Oiange Fiee State. Wepener, which Lord Rober's considered the most stubborn defence during the campaign, was a seige of a terrible and trying nature, uuier very adverse conditions. The scig" lasted )8 days, aud during that time the British lost 6o per cent. Oa two occasions they had to use the bayonet to dtivethe Boers awav. Th- British tightiug strength was about 1.000 all ranks, while the Boers were over 9,000, approximately about 8 to 1 About 1 000 picked Ti msvaaleis volunteered one night to charge trenches, supported by Free Staters aud others, but at the last moment, when the Transvaalers were intent on taking the position, their supporters re- tired. This was told by General Bunks who was in command of the 1,000 Boers, and who was found with oue of his legs off in the Thabanchu Hospital, he having been severely wouuded during the night attack at Wepener when they endeavoured to charge the trenches Here they lost 210 ruen killed and 118 wounded, but they nearly succeeded in enter- ing the trenches that night—a very exciting moment for the Cape Mounted Rifles, who used the bayonets freely and s) kept the Boers away. The British Captured 2 guns aud 2 loads of amuuition for that most de- moralizing of guns, the pom-porn," The next most serious engagement in which Mr Jones took part was against De Wet at Bothaville when Cjlonel Le Gallias was killed. The troops lost but few men killed and several wounded. They captured 7 or 8 guns and about 180 men. Many of the enemy were acco unted for, the wounded being taken to Kroonstad. The number of actions Mr Jones fought in are about 231, and most of them wore very severe tussles indeed, and of some importance. As an instance, the capture of Lotter and the whole of his commando, when his casualties were 24 killed aud 56 wounded. This was about the most awful sight he witnessed in the campaign. They were huddled together in a sheep kraal wuich was half covered with cor- rugated iron aud could not possibly escape, beiug completely surrounded. Some eighteen of the (Jape Rifles fired at this iron roof at a distance of about 10 to 50 yards, while the Boers were unable to return the fire because they only had about 9 inches between the root and the wall to fire, aud most of their bullets went over the heads of the British of whom 8 were killed and 12 wounded. The killed on the British side, with the exception ot two, was the outcome of the advance guard having to gallop against the kraal wall. The scene after the surrender was indescribably terrible. The groans ot the wounded and dying will hardly ever be effaced, he says, from his mind—some of the horrors of war that can never be forgotten. Commandant Lotter, who was in the employ of the British, while escorting some horses to a remount camp, joined the Boers with the horses. He was shot at Midaleburg. Mr Jones was also in the capture of men and horses from Commandants Maian, Kritzenger, Scheepers, Myberg, Smuts, and Fouchee. Another, and most exciting incident which he saw was with General Knox, during the chase after De Wet. This coiumaudo took up a position almost impregnable on the Wit Kopjes, and while there the British trocps had the satisfaction of seeing 3 Boer wagon loads of amunition hit by a shell and, being nearly dark at the time, it presented a most wonderful sight the report could have been heard for miles There was nothing to be seen afterwards but twisted iron.— In a very modest soldierly way Mr Jones mentioned that his medals, besides those mentioned, were Q ieen Victoria's with four clasps, and the Kill Edward's two clasps. The latter medal was for those who were coutiuually in active service during the last eighteen months of the war. Mr Jones also gained the Col- onial medal and star. The smart Pembroke- shire boy deserves tue unstinted praise ot bis countrymen, and we congratulate him on his achievements and the disticntion he has so deservedly won.
Letterston Sports. To the Editor of the County Echo." Dear Sir,—Kindly allow me a small space in your paper to inform the public in general, and subscribers to the above in particular, that, peuoiug the settlement of some objections made on the day of sports, the Treasurer is unable to produce his b dance sheet. Immedi- ately the said disputes are satisfactorily settled a complete balance sheet will be published. Youia truly, \V. J. MORRIS, Chairman.
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St. David's and Haverfordwest Light Railway Scheme. Although the gathering on Saturday at Haverfordwest, to consider the light railway scheme between the county town and St David's, was not large it was representative and confi- dent. Light railways, such as that proposed, are essential to the prosperity of many agricul- tural districts of England where they are highly valuable to the farmers and very remunerative to the shareholders so that there is no reason why similar means of conveying farm produce and passengers should not prove as beneficial to Pembrokeshire agriculturists as to farmers in other counties. Originally it was proposed to con- nect the St David's and LowerRoose districts with the G.W.R. system between Johnston and Haver- fordwest by means of a joint line running west nearly to St Bride's Bay and then branching north and south. But the promoters of the Ryose undertaking contend that this is impracti- cable on the ground that it would make the route to St David's too roundabout. Those interested in the latter scheme therefore decided to work theirs as a separate concern, and, instead of joining the southern line, to come direct from St David's into Haverfordwest. This would shorten the route by three or four miles, reducing the distance to 16 miles, the same as by road, but without the 17 hills. The estima- ted cost is ^100,000 when fully equipped for the usual rolling stock. We are reliably informed that a careful estimation has been made of the probable traffic, and this shows gross receipts amounting to about £11,000 per year. If that be realised the line will pay about 5 per cent. The G.W.R. Company have been approached I with the view to getting them to work the line when laid, and although no definite answer has as yet been forthcoming great hopes are enter- tained that they will consent. It may be added that the line would serve some very popular holiday resorts, apart from the attractions to be found in the city of St David's. It would have very easy gradients, the worst being I in 44, whilst the sharpest curve would not be less than ten chains radius. Steam is the motive power contemplated. The main object of the meeting was to obtain the sanction of the people of the district to the proposed alteration of the route. It may, however, be explained that the amended route was always more favoured by the people inter- ested than the former one, the latter being only agreed to as it was thought wiser to work the two schemes in conjunction. Now that it is found to be undesirable to have a joint line the St David's people much prefer the more direct route into the county town. Mr A W Massy, of Roch, one of the prime movers, was elected to preside and among others present were :Capt Goldwyer and MrSW Yockney, of Westminster, the engineers who have assisted in the prepar- ation of maps and information Alderman Sir Charles Philipps (Lord Lieutenant of Haver- tordwest), Alderman T Rule Owen, Councillors, Isaiah Reynolds, W J Jones, P White, T H Thomas, and Mr R T P Williams (town clerk), representing the Haverfordwest Town Council Mr J Howard Griffiths and Mr S Watts Williams, St David's MrG.D Harries, Llanwnwas Mr H W Williams, Solva Mr John Walters, South- wood Mr W Owen, Summerhill Mr W H Walters, Haroldston Mr John Fergussou, St Bride's Mr W T S Tomb, Fishguard Mr Joseph Thomas, Mr James Thomas, Mr S J Rees, Mr W G Eaton Evans, Mr Keppel Palmer, Rev J H Davies, Mr W D George, &c., Haverford- west. The Chairman read a letter from Mr W L Williams, C.C., Fishguard, regretting inability I to be present, but sympathising with the objects of the meeting and expressing the wish that they would carry something to a satisfactory con- clusion that day. The Dean of St David's also wrote that although unable to be present hoped the scheme would be carried out because it would be an invaluable boon to the neighbourhood of St David's. A further letter from Colonel T Roch, of Llether, was read'and which gave the result of that gentleman's consultation with the G.W.R. He had seen the general manager (Mr Inglis) who had received the project in a courteous and friendly spirit. The G.W.R. Company, he had ascertained would certainly not oppose the pro- ject, but would view it favourably. Moreover, should the prospects of traffic appear to them to justify it, there would be a strong propability of the directors agreeing to work the line when completed. The general manager promised to criticise in a friendly spirit the estimates of traffic receipts submitted to him. Colonel Roch added that he would probably have had some definite communication from the general mana- ger before now had not the amendment of the route necessitated re-consideration. He gathered that they might, unless their estimates of traffic were very wide of the mark, reasonably hope that the G.W.R. would work the line on terms that would be satisfactory to its proprietors. This the Chairmam considered satisfactory for the carrying out of the amended scheme which would carry the line from Haverfordwest through Prendergast, Camrose, Roch, Ferny Glen, Whit- church to St David's, and would be of great benefit to the northern portion of the count) including St David's. Mr J Howard Griffiths proposed, That this meeting having heard of the scheme approves and adopts the same." Mr 1 Rule Owen, in seconding the resolution, said it was patent to everyone that the proposed line would be very beneficial to everyone in the county. In regard to light railways he men- tioned the North Devon line which had proved a success because the agriculturists quickly took advantage of it and there was much passenger traffic going through the places. Railways that had come into Pembrokeshire had been exceed- ingly beneficial to it, and no gentleman ever promoted such undertakings in the county from a philantrophic motive. Even the G.W.R. Company had not come without benefit to itself, and as it had a monopoly of railways in this part of the country, ought to support the project. The Chairman of the G.W.R. (Earl Cawdor) had told him it did not pay the com- pany to come below Carmarthen, but his reply was, how came it about that they had so often to put on extra trains to cope with the traffic. If the G.W.R. were willing to support the light railway under the conditions mentioned they eventually saw it would pay. Mr S Watts Williams (St David's), said they had been disappointed so often that he feared the people who would be benefitted had not thought of it very seriously, but he was sure that once they felt that the railway would be constructed the people of St David's would not be backward in lending their hearty and earnest support—(hear, hear). Sir Charles Philipps asked whether those who took so keen an interest in the original scheme had expressed any opinion in regard to the new- one because it would be disadvantageous if they had not the unannimous consent of the former. The Chairman replied that no exception had been taken to the new scheme in the least, on the other hand they were quite favourable, as the other branch would be carried out by a different company. Mr Walters also concurred although the amended scheme would not benefit him to the extent of the original one. Sir Charles Philipps having expressed his willingness to support the scheme the resolution was put to the meeting and carried unanimous- ly. An executive committee as follows was then appointed to make application to the Light Railway Commissioners in November next for an order authorizing the railway and to take necessary steps for the purpose The Mayor of Haverfordwest, Sir Charles Philipps, Mr R T Williams, Mr Massy, Mr Griffiths, Mr W G Rowlands, and Mr Watts Williams, St David's. It should be mentioned that a representative of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners was also present to say that they were favourable to the scheme. This is important, as the Commission- ers are owners of much land in the district.
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I Local Government Board Inspectors Yisit At the Haverfordwest District Council on I Wednesday of last week the visit of the Local Government Board* Inspector (Dr J Spencer Lowe) and the result of the visit was discussed several times. Drainage monopolised much of the meeting the discussion being renewed several times. It is clearly evident that pro- per drainage for Fishguard and Goodwick must not be long delayed. The following is a con- densed report of the proceedings. When the minutes of the last meeting referring to the fact that the Local Government Board were about to send down an Inspector to inquire as to the sanitary condition and management of the district were read, Mr W G Eaton Evans remarked that the Inspect)r biol been down, and, from a conservation he had with him, he gathered that he intended to send down a long report, but it would not be received fvr three months. Mr Walters Did he drop across anything very thick ? Mr Eaton Evans said the principal question seemed to be the Fishguard drainage, and on that the Inspector had expressed a strong: opinion that they were only marking time," and were doing nothing. The Chairman said they could do nothing till they had the Inspector's report. Mr Eaton Evans said it would be better if the Fishguard people were to make up their minds as to the scheme they were going to adopt. He went on to say that the Inspector had said that the sewers there were blocked up, and had been blocked up for years. The joints must be gone, and the sewage was per- colating through. The sooner there was a proper scheme for putting new sewers in the better. Otherwise, the Inspector's report would be very strong on the point. Then the Local Government Board would probably do the work, and charge them with the cost, or compel them to do it. They would then have to do it in their own way, without any refer- ence to Fishguard. The matter was allowed to drop, but was again referred to in the report of the Inspec- tor and Surveyor (Mr J W Francis), who remarked that Dr J Spencer Lowe (the Inspector of the Local Government Board) bad spent a fortnight in the district, and that the Deputy Inspectors bad attended him during his visit. Mr Francis referred to the deposits of night soil at Goodwick and Fishguard that had been mentioned in a special report from the Deputy Inspector for the district (Mr Carver), read at the last meeting, and said that they would, no doubt, continue until a scavenging cart was provided, as recommended in Dr Wheaton's report sent to the Council some time ago. In a further report on the same subject, furnished at the request of the Council, Mr Carver said that at Goodwick he found that the deposits were considerably less since his last visit, but it was very ditlicult to find who was putting them there as they were deposited after dark. At Fishguard the deposits were still great, and the same difficulty was experienced. He expressed a belief that if a scavenging cart were provided there would be a great improvement in the sanitary condition of the district. The Clerk suggested that the matter should stand over so that he might have an opportun- ity to ascertain whether the provision of a cart was an Urban Council or a Kural Council matter, and this was agreed to. At a still later stage of the meeting another long discussion took place upon the Fishguard drainage question. It will be remembered that at the last meeting the Fishguard Parish Council were authorised to advertise, offering a premium of A:25, for a drainage scheme, that amount to merge it the successful competitor carried out the scheme, in the amount to be paid. Mr V J G Johns asked if the advertisement had been published, and this led to a debate in the course of which it was evident that no one quite knew how the matter stood, in con- sequence of the various proposals and counter- proposals that have been brought forward at different times. Mr Thomas also stated that at a meeting of L the Parish Council on Friday last another engineer would give them some advice on the subject of whether or not it was advisable for then to adopt a septic tank system. It was eventually decided that the Clerk should write to the Parish Council, saying that unless some definite proposal is brought for- ward at the next meeting of the District Council that body will take the matter in hand themselves.
DINAS CROSS. School Board.—On the 22nd inst. the Dinas School Board comes to an end after a long and successful career of usefulness. All accounts must be sent in to the Clerk on or before the 22nd inst. Winners.—The prize-winning authors of the poetry on Dinas were Mr D. P. George, of Tylorstown, son of Mr W George, Penwenol, Dinas (Welsh), and Mr W Howell, school- master, Trevine (English). The prize was divided. Departures.—After a very successful season the place is assuming its usual rural quietude but there have been and are evidences that Dinas is liliely to rise into popular favour as a health resort. Some have heird of the grandeur of the scenery and of the health- giving breezes that blow over the landscape, and have in consequence given the place a trial with the result thus. Mr and Mrs T W Phillips, the former of whom is headmaster of the boys Intermediate School at Newport, Mon., came to stay for three weeks taking apartments with Mrs Francis, Glauhelig, but so charmed were they with the place that seven weeks proved all to short a stay, and they reluctantly left last week much bene- fitted in health and full of praise for Diras as a holiday rendezvous. Another instance of the fascinating qualities of Dinas is not out of place. At Roschill, Mr and Mrs Baker Jones and family,and Miss Skinner, also of Newport, Mon., prolonged their sojourn to seven weeks because of the health and pleasure the breezy place afforded them. This is glowing testi- mony likely to bring more and more visitors each year. More building is required to meet the growing demand for apartments. Compared with Newport and other similar places the erection of suitable dwellings is not brisk. Capt James' new house is now under roof, but even when linished and inhabi- ted, will not add anything to the present lack of accommodation. A couple or so of cottages near Gideon are under repair and when finished will not be very long before they are occupied. At Cwmyreglwys.—It will not come as a surprise to most people to know that severl of the old weather-beaten cottages at picturesque Cwmyreglwys have been taken by Mrs Monta- gue Banchamp, of Cheltenham, for summer residences. Of course, they will have to undergo repair, but who will deny that the place is an ideal one to spend the summer, or winter for the matter of that. Far away from the madding crowd and the vulgar eye of the critic. There is a: rosy future for Dinas. Better. —After a rather severe spell of illness Mr John Thomas, Rhoshelig, is improving, much to the gratification of relatives and friends. liible Society.—At Gideon Chapel last evening the Rev Hughes Parry, deputation of the British and Foreign Bible Society, continued his tour of the northern portion of the county. There was a goodly number present, the proceedings being of an interesting character. The Hev J. WIlliams, rector of Dinas, presided, and the hon. sec., Mr W. Bennett, read the statement of accounts which showed a balance in favour of the Society that redounds to the generosity and sympathy of the inhabitants. Among the speakers were the Revs Geo Morgan, J. W. Maurice, J. Evans, and Li. Giitlilhs. From Penrhiw.—Miss Greener left Penrhiw for Cardiff on Tuesday.-Airs Beuchanip and family also left Dinas for Cheltenham.
MELINE AND Will TECHURCU. School Inspection.—The following is a copy of the summary of H.M. Inspector's report on the Meline and Whitechurch Board School for this year :—" This school well maintains its usual efficiency." The highest grant as usual was earned.
GOODWICK. Sale.-Wo would draw the attention of our readers to the sale of very valuable household furniture at Siriole House to-morrow (Friday) by Mr W. R. Carver.—See advt. The Commons.—In reference to the piece of road-side waste land opposite Goedwig Villa-, and which the G.W.R. Company have pegged out as belonging to them, the Clerk of the District Council reported on Wednesday of last, week that he bad received no reply to his letter claiming the land for the District Council as road-side waste.—The matter was adjourned to the next meeting. Killed on the Alps.-It is with sincere regret, which is shared by many of the most prominent inhabitants of Goodwick and district, that we have to chronicle the death of Mr Tom Winterbotham, second soti of Mr and Mrs Winterbotham, who for some years lived at the Penrhyn and now residing in London. Mr Winterbotham, it will be re- membered, has done much voluntary law work iu connection with Llanwnda Parish Council aud the Pembrokeshire Estates Com- pany. Last week the world's newspapers contained reports of au Alpine disaster in which four Englishmen were killed. Among the four was young Winterbotham, With the latter were Messrs Meryon, R. C. Clay, and Wright, who were enjoying a holiday among the Alps of Italy-a very popular form of recreation with those able to afford the means. It appears they left Cjurmayeur (Italy) on the 30.h ult. to make an ascent of the mountain called the Grand Paradis with- out guides, but did not return. A search was subsequently made, with the result that their remains were discovered, the unfortunate gentlemen having fallen over a precipice. Courmayeur lies at the head of the Val d'Acsta, to the south-west of Mont Blanc The Grand Paradis, which is one of the peaks around, has an altitude of 13,342ft., and is climbed fiom Courinayeur by way of the Val Savaranche. It is not very long aoo-two or three j ears—says Mr J. C Bowen, Penrhiw, that the late Mr Hastie Malin, who died about a year ago on the West Coast of Africa, the deceased and himself enjoyed a game of billiards together j now the two very promis- ing youthful fellows have crossed the border to that bourne from which no traveller returns. The circumstances surrounding their untimely end are extremely sad. Young Wiuterbotham was always prominent in local athletics aud games; genial, vivacious and popular with everyone the family were held in the highest esteem by all who had the pleasure of knowing its members. A Popular Visitor. — Air Reginald Clayton is spending a week at Good wick. Football. The winter pastime, football. superseded cricket on Saturday last at Pen- rtuw, the Harbour Works' newly-formed team of ''soccer"' players holding a practice match. Nearly forty exponents of the game put in an appearance to renew acquaintance with the leatn er. Mr A. G. Lewis is elected captain of lh, I. soccer team, and there are two "rugger" teams in course of formation. That the sturdy employees on the Pier will give a good account ot themselves goes without saying. Football is conducive to good health and companionship if played strictly accord- ing to rules laid down in the code. If it be nothiug but a practice match the observance of the rules governing the game ought to be closely adhered to or nothing but a rough a-id tumble chaos ensues, and iustead of growing in favour with both players and spectators alike it creates disgust. Stick to the points of the game and it is sure to draw spectators who will be as interested as the players themselves, l'nis from oue who was associ- ated with the faille aud fortunes of the once famous Preston North-End. The orks.—The new promenade along the rubble wall is well patronised by the people, especially on Sundays. If the local authorities place a few seats along the walk they will be a boon of inestimable value — The breakwater is now something like 1330 feet in length iu spite of the severe but brief gusts of wind that have prevailed of late,- ULie evening last week, during the blasting operations opposite the new quay wall, a projectile in the shape of a solid piece of rock alighted on the ste.tin kettle of the Are- verga, belonging to Messrs Howells aud Mc Gbau, and released the pressure in double quick time. The two hands 011 board fortun- ately escaped without inj iry, but it was quite a sudden aud unexpected 6, blow off." Oue of the air-pipes of the diving apparatus was somehow broken, but as it was not in use no inconvenience was occasioned. With their accustomed promptitude Messrs Howells and McGhrtn patched up the ArtArerya's boiler and on Suuday steam was again up. Wedding.—The marriage of Miss Marion Mortimer, only daughter ot Mr F W Morti- mer, Swausea, aud iNIr David Mans«lt Gias- brook, son ot the late Mr John Glasbrook. Swansea, took place at the picturesque old Parish Church. Cheltenham, very quietly on Tuesday. The clergy officiating were the Rev Percy Mortimer, vicar of Penmark, near Cowbiidge, formerly of Cheltenham (bride's brother), and Canon Roxby, lector ot Chel. tenhaai. There were no brMemaids. Mr Isaac T Glasbrook, of Norton, Westcro.s>. was best man. The bride was given away by her father. She wore hei tra., cUing cjstume of cream serge, hat to match, and beautiful diamond necklace, the gift of the best man. She also carried a shower bouquet of pink roses.
Letterston Cycle Accident. To the Editor of the County Echo." Sir,—Will you kindly insert the following in your valuable paper in reply to Mr J. D. Phillips' letter on the above subject :-He said that I had lost control of my machine, and was rushing in wild career down Cilau Hill." Now, M r Editor, would it surprise you to learn that I did not ride down the hill at all ? If Phillips is at all sceptical on this point I can give him the names of three witnesses with whom I had a chat on the hill. I mount- ed my bicycle a few yards below the cottage occnpied by Mr J. Thomas, and therefore could not have been careering very wildly." As a matter of fact, the boot was on the other foot entirely. It was Phillips and his compan- ion who did the wild rushing. They were going for all they were worth in order to gain sufficient impetus to take them up the hill. At the time of the collision I was not travelling at a greater rate than 3 or 4 miles an hour, and did my level best, by keeping to within a few inches of the hedge, to avoid the accident and had Phillips been the accomplished cyclist he would lead your readers to believe he is he might have kept clear of me. They were rid- ing side by side, which, I should say, is not the safest way to avoid collisions. This is the first time I have ever met with a cycling accident. Why then should it be a source of gratification to pedestrians, cyclists and himself (mind him. self, Mr Editor) to learn that the Village Blacksmith had made a solemn vow never to mount a bike again? I never made such a statement, because I have no intention of giv- ing up cycling. The next time Phillips rushes into print, with the object of seeing his name therein, I hope he will take a tip from the Village Blacksmith" and stick to facts, as his statements in your last issue were simply I a tissue of falsehoods.-Yours truly, Letterston. W.M. LAWRENCE.
NEWPORT, PEM. Visitors.—Although many of the visitors are leaving there are a few late comers arriving every week. Among them are Mr and Mrs John Williams, Master Williams, of Dowlais, staying at Capt Lewis, of St Mary- street. Mr Williams is analyst in G ganshire. Passed Away.—After a lengthy spell of suffering, borne with true christian fortitude, Mrs Mary Evan, of Ship House (Reading- room), passed away on Monday morning last at au advanced age. Deceased may be said to have been one of the oldest members of Ebenezer Chapel, constant in her attendance when physical strength permitted and one who believed implicitly iu the Bible. Since the demise of her husband over 20 years a^o her devoted daughter and only offspring r, I Miss Martha Evans, has been in her compan- ion aud for whom widespread sympathy is felt especially among the older section of the community who were associates of the deceased The obsequies take place to-day (Thursday) at the burial ground of her beloved conven- ticle the respected pastor the Rev J G Morris officiating. Bble Society.—On Tuesday evening the Tabernacle chapel was filled with an earnest and attentive audience to hear the Rev Hughes tarry, Rudbaxton, on behalf of the British and Foreign Bible Society. All the respective clergy and pastors were present from other places of worship in the town The Rev D J Evans, Bethlehem, opened the proceedings by reading a portion of Scripture and offering prayer. The hon, secretary the Rev J G Morris then read the statelllent of ] accounts which showed a substan.'ial balance in favour cf the parent society. The worthy pastor of Tabernacle the Rev George Morgan followed with a short but pregnant address advocating the claims of the Bible Society. Mr Rees, Spring Hill, as the appointed chairman, briefly introiuced tile deputacioli who delivered a telling discoursi (iu Welsh) dealing with the gool work of the society and Z5 advocating its claims.—It should be remem- bered that when once a foreign potentate asked for the secret of England's greatness the answer came, The Bible." Who wid dare question that the precepts therein con- tainel1 have not accomplished all that in claimed for them ?—After the oration, the Rev James, Llanwrtyd Wells, proposed a vote of thanks to the Rev Hughes Parry and which was seconded by the Rev J Jones, missioner-in charge, of St Mary's, and who similar t previous speakers spoke in glowing and convincing terms of the good work i)-, the Bible Society. Several hyuins were heartily sung and the service, which was of a representative character, was extremely edifying Ihe meeting was one of the largest and earnest, on behalf of the good cause, that has been held for years past. Not Ollicial.-The visit of Police Inspector Jeuiiins and P.C Morris, ot Glamorgan, was quite unofficial and for recuperation cnly. -these members of the force are regular visitors to the pretty seaside resort.—It may not be generally known that Mr Parlitt, another well-known regular annual visitor, is a brother to the wife of the murdered land- lord of the Brigend Hotel, Pentre, Rhonida School Board.—Capt W Davies presided at the monthly meeting of the School Boarl on Monday afternoon last—the last but one before the present B Jard relinquishes office and passes into oblivion as an elementary education administrative b idy after a lengthy perioJ of work which, for progress, will com- pare favourably with that done b7 any other similar institution. The members are, on tlH' whole, entitled to the Biblical commendation, Well done good and faithful servants."—It. was reported that Eruest Lawrence and Edith Edwards had successfully passed the pupil teacher's examination of the thiri grade School re-opened on August :29t,iJ.-For several years past the head teachers have applied to the Board for the latter to pav the lees to the Teacher's Annuity fund, but hither- to the teachers have had to hear the burdeu. In reply to their present application the Board favourably considered it, but pending dissolution it was decided not to grant the concession asked for it being thought more judicious to recommend the head teacher's application to the future losil (ducation authority. This was accordingly done in the Z, form of a re,-olutio.-i.-The Clerk was instruct ed to write to the County Council for instruct- ions lespectiug the payment of cheques for the present month.—Report of the Inspector was to the effect that the school continued to do good work teaching in the infants school bright and intelligent and the wo:k, as in the other depts, thoroughly good. The annual school grants including that for puoil teachers amounted to £190 Us 61. —Ca%t Davies proposed, and the Rev J G Morris seconded, a vote of thanks to the headmaster and head- misties.s and staff in respect to the very good report of the scnool received from the Inspec- tor. It was highly creditable to all concerned. -Passed unanimously.—To Commemorate the dissolution of the Board it is decided to give a tea treat to the children on Wednes- day afternoon next. If fi Je there will bo a procession round the town headed by the brass band, followed by tea aud games probab- ly in the, open air. Every cffjrt wdl lw. made to make the o cysion WOI thy of 'the school and its bright traditions. Gn Thurs- day the 22nd the Board meets for thj last ii>ne. — R-quiescat in pace." At Cot-ham —Miss llenllys Lloyd, second daughter of Sir Marteiue and Lady Lloyd, Bronwydd, is a guest at Gotham Lodge. An ever welcome guest at the ancient borough. I Jack's Yarn."—la view of the close season for ceitaiu sections uf the finny trib, the following may prove of some interest. Recently a lady visitor, whilst enjoying a constitutional on the sands, espied a fine salmon splashing about in a shallow pool of water. Mustering courage enough, and tuck- iug up her iiolland gown, she succee lcd 1Il landing the pinky creature and securing it as a prize, naturally proud of her achievement in the piscatorial art. But a veteran disciple of old Isaac Walton—and, may be, of the Que who said Follow Me and I will make you fishers of men "—had been watching the fair one's efiotts through his binoculars, aud he drew nigh to investigate. Arriving at the spot be assumed a serious mien and a sepulchre tone of voice, thus Do you know, madame, that the saimon-fishing season closed on Aug. 31st, and if you took taut specimen from here the water bailiffe might come to hear of it and cause unpleasant inquiries to be made, followed by the bit of ollicial paper." Seeiug that his J ac-L s Yarn was taking effect and the lady did not say '■ wratz or any other scornful exclamation, he continued :—" It I I were you I should bury the fish under the sand and let it go the way of all dead, effete matter, or thereabouts. The fair piacator*, believing the patriarcbial sou of the sea as the Puritans do profound preachers, allowed him to assist in the interment, the Salt Cirefully placing a temporary laud-mark over the tomb, ostensibly for subsequent investiga- tions. Then, bidding farewell to the prize, the lady departed and the Sail watched his submarine "Moses" from the adjoining bulrushes and when the fair one was afar off he came from out his biding place to the spot where the salmon lay Duried and forthwith misinterred the fish ani joyfully carried it ome. chuckling gleefully at having spooled t, ZD one of the gentler sex, A Fine Trout.—Mr W. 0. Williams, of Lower 8t Mary-stree:, last week hooked a trout weighing lib 10JZS. Town Lights.—There is a crumb of comfort in the fact that at a meeting of the Improve- ments Committee on Friday last, it was de- cided to recommence the burning of paraffin in the town lamps during the dark evenings. Tenders will be considered in due course and the one most thoroughly versed in economical illumination by the aid of paraffin accepted, and the outer darkness of the place dispersed somewhat. From New Zealand.—Mr Johnny Richards who is engaged on the coast trade in New Zealand, paid a visit to his native place (Newport) last week and returned on Tuesday last. The first visit for several years. Re-appointment.—Mr Llewellyn Havard is again appointed representative for South Wales, of Messrs Fursland, Davies and Slo- combe, mechanical engineers, Swansea. Holidays.—Mr John Williams, draper, Cross House, left on Saturday last for a holiday.
Goodwick Harbour Works Rangers. A representative meeting was held at the Reading Room, Goodwick, on Friday night last, to inaugurate a football club under the above name.—Mr Sansom briefly set forth to the meeting the cause for which it was convened, the expense of forming and fitting out the club, the advantages which the formation of the club would confer upon the members, &c., and in the course of his remarks dwelt upon the kindness of Mr G Lambert Gibson, in presenting the club with the goal posts, which kindness he was certain was fully appreciated and valued.— Mr Sansom then proposed, and Mr A G Lewis seconded, that Mr G Lambert Gibson take the chair, carried unanimouslv.—Mr Gibson, in the course of his remarks, said that he was pleased to act as chairman, as lie took a great interest in all such athletic exercises, and believed them to be for the good of the men. He was glad to see so many in attendance, which augured well for the future success of the club. He hoped that the members would go wholeheartedly into the venture, and unite to push it forward to success, and eventually i Lmight be hoped that they would try issues with some of the crack teams, as foes worthy of their steel." Owing to having so many calls upon his time, he could not be present as often as lie would wish, but he would certainly attend the practices and matches as ofter as circumstances would allow and lie did not wish the members to form the impression that it was simply the payment of a subscription, and being elected as President, which accounted for his associating himself with the undertaking, as he had the interest of that and all other under- takings at heart.MrGibson then spoke of the inter- est which MrSansom took in all matters connected with athletics, and the enthusiastic way in which he entered into every scheme for the welfare and enjoyment of the workmen, and it was only fair that the men should show their appreciation of his efforts by taking every advantage of the schemes instituted for their benefit and pleasure.—Mr G Lambert Gibson was elected president of the club and Mr Sansom manager of the club Mr Canning was elected secretary and treasurer Mr A G Lewis captain and Mr Stevens goalkeeper.—Pro- posed by Mr G Lambert Gibson, seconded by Mr Sansom, that the following gentlemen be asked to accept the positions of vice-presidents, and if accepted, are duly elected :—Mr R Carp- mael, Messrs Treglown Bros., Mr A Clarke, Mr A 0 Robins, Mr J C Bowen.The election of a vice-captain was postponed until the men practice at a trial match. The colours of the team are to be .yellow and blue, half and half and of the second team, for inter-club matches, yellow and green, alternate stripes. In choosing a name for the club some discussion took place; Mr Sansom proposed the title Goodwick Har- bour Works Wanderers," but Mr G L Gibson objected on the ground that he did not want any of his men to become wanderers, which caused great amusement. It was ultimately decided to call the club bv the above title.—In closing the meeting Mr Sansom proposed a vote of thanks, to the president, which was seconded by the treasurer, for his many kindnesses in assisting forward all such efforts for the welfare and amusement of the men, and for his uniform courtesy whenever approached for assistance in connection with the works, or in any other worthy cause. Without his valuable help things could not have been brought to their present state of perfection.—Mr Sansom then called upon the members to give effect to their approval of the vote, which was responded to with three hearty cheers, given in a way which left no room for doubt as to the earnestness of the mem- bers. In a few suitable remarks Mr Gibson then expressed his thanks for the goodwill shewn him, and his sincere wishes for the success of the Rangers." W. J. CANNING, Sec. and Treas.
-r- Cardigan Child's Sad Death. An inquest on the body of Esther Evans, a child five years and eight months old, who was found dead in the farmyard of Tygwvn. Verwig, Cardigan, was held 011 Saturday. The child was the youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs I Z-1 Evans, Tygwvn, and on Thursday was seen at the gate of the farmyard watching the heard of fourteen cows and a bull. The cows went to their sheds and the bull to a smaller shed in the opposite direction near the child. The herd were driven by the mother of the deceased and a servant boy, and after the animals were driven in the child was found dead on the ground, with a punctured wound in the outer left ear and an incised wound inside, the blood being coagulated on the ear and clieek.-The. Coroner, in his remarks, spoke strongly on the practice of farmers of the district of sending their young children to fetch ih the cattle, and on this occasion, although it iiad been stated the bull was docile, evidence had been given to show he pawed and bellowed. — A verdict was returned that the child's death was attributable to the bull accidentally throwing his head and striking the child on the ear.
Murder in the Rhondda. As Mr Eniiyn Jones the landlord of the Brhigend Hotel, Pentre, his wife, and their baby boy were sleeping peacefully in their bedroom at the hotel on Sunday morning, Mrs Jones was awaksned by someone moving in the bedroom. A night light was burning, and by its -low she saw a strange man iu the room. She screamed, and the man stunned her with a jeuimy, then her husband sprang out of tied and grappled with the supposed burglar. A terrible struggle en- sued, Mr Joaes endeavouring to wrest the weapon from the man. Mrs Jones, recover- ing her senses, pluckily- assisted her husband and tried to grip the man by the throat. Up and down the bedroom the strude raged, and at length the man was forced into a corner. Here he whipped out a knife, thrust it to the hilt into Mr Jones's side, broke free, and sprang headlong downstairs, falling as he did so. Mr Jones expired within a quarter of an hour. Two hours later a Norwegian sailor, named Edk Lange, was arrested as be was nmning swiftly along the railway near Pontypridd. He was liatless and bootless. There was blood on his face, aud on the back There was blood on his face, and on the back of lEd head, and a wouud on his knee. He had two knives in his possession. A pair of boots was found at the hotel, having been left behind by the murderer in his flight. The murdered mau who was only 38 years of age, was a brother to the Rev Iorwerth Jones, Xiae.tcg, a well-known Baptist minis- ter.
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