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Death of the Rev. T. Johns,…
Death of the Rev. T. Johns, of Manorowen. Though not wholly unexpected, the passing a.way of the Rev Thomas Johns, M. Avicar of Manorowen and Llanwnda, (on Saturday doming last cast a gloom over the whole-. Community of North Pembrokeshire, for he go wop i(>. gentle, kind and loving iu his lite; the .ight of his ambition was to live Mth those he loved, he was hospitable and sincerely unostentatious he lived the sim- plest life, loving home aud its hallowed hearth, gracious to friends, sympathetic with neigh- bours in distress, and died without leaving in the memory of his family, or within that of the whole population among whom he laboured in the cause of Christianity and goodwill, the record of a single unkind act. He believed in the power of kindness, and Sympathy and tenderness, the sweetest in- fluences of nature, and his life filled the lives Of others with sunshine he was all that is ftoble in a father, and exemplary in a Vicir. | As Squire of Manorowen he evinced the deepest interest in his numerous tenantry and Was never happier than when knowing they Were prosperous and progressive; he was a sted- fast friend and an ever-faithful guide to know him was to love and esteem him, for a more peaceful, kindly-disposed gentleman never passed from life to the silent realm, believing With Tennyson that Kind hearts are more than coronets, And simple faith than Norman blood." Ot his many generous acts to those iu need the grateful recipients and the sleeping donor know most, because he did good by stealth, &nd in this respect the whole tenor uf his lire Was consistent. Nothing gave him greater pleasure than visiting, when health permitted, the parishioners in whose welfare and happi- ness his eveu life was bound up. He loved the fields and flowers and trees, was touched to Enthusiasm by the beautiful thought, friendly in manner, candid and kind in speech, modest in bearing, and had a smile of recognition for everyone. The cold hand of death has fobbed the home he adorned and held sacred, and the Church of a noble pillar, the com- munity of an honest and steadfast friend and Vicar, and his loss is irrevocable. The revered deceased first saw light within the shadow of the picturesque Manorowen, he cherished with undying affection, on the 4th day of March, 1843, passing away at the age ot G2 under the same roof. His educa- tional career was bright and rapid. E irly in life be received tuition at the hands of Dr Rees-who conducted an academy at Fish- gUard-the late Canon Richardson, M.A., St David's, and the Rev John Davies, of Llandeloy, a noted scholar of the older School, who instructed him in Wélh. After deceiving a good elementary grounding he proceeded to Marlborough, where he gained the Somerset exhibition of St Joint's College, Cambridge. He graduated in 18G5 and Obtained the Master of Arm degree in 1869 a8 ordained in 1866 by the late Bishop of ■Bath and Wells, and received priest's orders the following year. For two yeais he held the curacy of Chard, Somerset, and subse- quently was curate of Newport, Pern., for a year. In 1869 he accepted the rectorship of klysyfran and vicar of Walton East a year i .er he was inducted vicar of Llanstinan (-'Ucceeding the late Rev John Williams) *0d Manorowen, and in 1877 became vicar of Llanwnda, retaining Manorowen With tactful diligence he laboured in the Drime of manhood in the two parishes, and a\V the fruits of his good work in the restor- ation ot both Manorowen Church and the 'Uined, ancient shrine at Llanwnda, distin- guished for its unique possession of a sanctus bell cot. One of the deceased's predecessois Llanwnda was the learned historian, Qiraldus Cambriensis. During the 28 years f his vicarsbip he witnessed many changes in all of which he swayed a prominent purt. In 1871 he married Miss Mary Dorothy James, the only daughter of the late Mr and rs Jobn James, of Trenewydu, and who, together with four daughters and ten sons Survive, the eldest being Mr Vincent Johns, Solicitor, [Fishguard. The occasion of the Carriage of their eldest daughter, Miss May Johns, to Major Moberly, D.S.O., now in India, is still fresh in the public mind. Mr Mortimer Johns holds a Government position in Africa; Mr W R Johns is an assistant inspecor of schools, while Mr Gordon Johns is a prosperous tea planter in Ceylon. Other Sons of the family aie also preparing for Various professions. Deceased was a ripe and distinguished classic scholar, and at the outlet of bis career ould have had little difficulty in stepping to the higher offices of the Church, but he pre- ferred the quiet seclusion of the country. In the pulpit his gentle, unobstrusive manner Characterised the delivery of nicely pointed Simons couched in refined phrases, deeply earnest and devoutlY sincere; indeed, the spirit and ring of the true gentleman impregnated the whole course of his good and honest life, It might well be said with Tennyson :— o Human, divine; Sweet human hand and lips and eye Dear heavenly,friend that can st not die. Naturally, the deceased s influential posi- tion as landed proprietor in an essentially agricultural district brought him into contact ith agriculturists of note throughout West Wales and his value^ advice was as readily 1ltlparted as it was sought. In establishing the now very successful annual Cattle Show in connection with the North Pembrokeshire Farmer's Club, hia influential position was a Powerful factor. Several times he accepted the highest honour of the Society, that of President. As recently as the show of August last year the rev gentleman occupied that position which he til!ed with dignity and innate tact, winning and holding the admira- tion of bis fellow membeis and the sincere esteem of all concerned. During the last few Months a perceptible failing in his usual good health was noticeable to his family and intimate friends much to the general regrets but he did not shirk the manifold duties connected with hia position until sheer weak- ness compelled rest. The last occasion he Officiated in public was at the burial oi an friend's wife at Manorowen churchyard few months ago, since which time the debilitating effects of an insidious organic complaint manifested themselves and he gradually weakened, passing peacefully away Qa IiItated, in the presence of his grief-stricken idow, his eldest son, those of the family at koine and his faithful curate and co-worker the Rev S B Williams, M.A. The sweet remembrance of the gentle, just chng like a vine around the memory and everyr sweet unselfish act is now a perfumed flower. THE FUNERAL. There was a silence still as death." The Peaceful, sylvan environments of Manorowen Were hushed to an unusual calm on Wednes- day afternoon, when all that was mortal of the late Vicar was laid in the tomb. fcoavcely a leaf moved on the noble trees in the gentle Zephyrs from the west, and the solemn still- Qel:lS of the occasion was so closely in keeping with the mournful event, that the quotation prefacing this is sweetly appropriate. Natur- ally, sympathisers came from. every hono^ in the district, some coming from distant home- steads to pay their final tokens to the ever- gentle and kindly drceased, and to offer con- dolence to the grief-stricken family, whose loss all so deeply deplore. But there is the consolation that the once guiding hand is 0L n fcleejiin'jf beaeaUi the shadow-of the home he M) well adorned, aud in the hallowed God's Acre he so often loved to visit in his leisure momenta. Space forbids the mention ot everyone of the family's intimate friouds pre- sent. Suffice it to state thr.t every public body, religious, administrative, business, and social were represented Ministers of every nonconformist church in the immediate dis- trict were among the large concourse. In addition to the officiating clergy there were the Revs I Jones, St Nicholas J Rees, Letterston J Howen, St Lawrence J \V Rees, Llanrhiau J 0 Evans, Nevern J Evans, Jordanston D Puillips, rector of Newport D Griffiths, Mathry E Richaids, Llanllawer; W J Clay, Bisley, Gloster Evan Williams, curate of Welsh Church, Liverpool and the Rev II Miles. Llanstinan, who also acted as one of the bearers to the grave. Dr J Morgan Owen the deceased's medical adviser, and others were noticed. Colonel Porter and Mr J C Buwen and Or Ported, of London. The preliminary service in the M:nor was feelingly conducted by the Rev A Richard- son, St Dogwells, aft>T which the plain, oaken shell containing the remains were slowly borne down the carriage drive, the clergy leading the way. At the entrance to the lovely precincts the Rev S 13 Williams, curate of Llanwnda, and the Rev W Evans, vicar of Fishguard, in their vestments, met the cortege, the latter opening the beautiful Burial Service of tbe Church, which was preceded by the hymn, Jesu, lover of my soul." In the sacred edifice the Rev W Evans read the lessons and the Rev J Rlorris, Llanbeidr, formerly curate at Manorowen, the other portion of the service. Again the bearers took up the coffin and, to the solemn rendering of the '• Dead March on the organ by Mrs (Dr) Thomsou, passed out of church to the grave-side at the eastern corner of the ground. The Rev S B Williams proceeded, in touching accents, with the interment portion the pathetic singing of the hymn ii. Welsh Yn y dyfroedd mawr yr tonau," which moved many to tears, bringing the proceedings to a close. The mourners were Mrs Johns, widow of the deceased, the Misses Liiy, Dolly, and Nesta Johns (daughters), aud the Messrs Vincent, Arthur, William, W R, Frank, Bertie, Edgar, Allen, and Owen Johns (sons), Mrs Vincent Johns, Miss Wilson, Dr Williams Drim, and the maids jf the household. Floral tokens of are exotics and lovely flora in many and beiutiful shapes testified to the tender regard of ,he family, relatives, and friends for the decetsed, and moat of those who sent them were present at the obsequies. One very beautiful ;ross, the joint work of Miss Dolly and her brother Frank Johns, was composed of heather fathered at Rhosyclegyrn where the deceased enjoyed an afternoon's ahootiag occasionally The choice token was placed on the coflii and lowered into the grave. One irom Nest a was composed of honeysuckle a sweet, bunch of forget-me-nots bore the name of Hargorie Roberts others bearing affectionate expressions were from Vincent, Dolly, Lill, and other members of the family, Miss Aoberly, Rev Henry and Mrs Miles, Llanstium Nan, H W and R R Ward, Mr and Gwynne Roberts, Mrs Bowen, Bryntirion Margaret and Mary Ann Thomas, Kenvor Jr and Mrs Porter, Mrs Richard Davies, il,iyi-ood, Falmouth Mr and Mrs. Lambert Gbson, Torn Williams and family, Cnwcysandy (a heather wreath), E Williams, HaverforQveat; Mr and Mrs W R Carver, Miss Wilsc-i, John Worthington, Gly ny mel; Mrs Thotison, Col and Mrs Porter, Gordon and Bessie Liddle, London Miss Rogers, Paignton; A 0 Robins, Mrs J Howard Wathen, Cliton Capt Francis, R Barham, Dr and MrsJ M Owen, Thos Henry Davies, Jno and Ljiia Davies, Mrs 11 J Thomas, LoehtuI tlin Mr DeCourcy Beamish: Lucy, Martha Ann and Hannah Jane Williams, and Jessie lewis (servants). Engraved on the baastplate of the collin were the words, Tbmas Johns, aged G. L Everything in connccion with the arrange- ments WaF. of tile, character, in accord with the express wishot the deceased, even the o,,tk comprising the?oiiiri was taken from the Mauoiovven wood,and the timber un- polished Messrs Nicolas aud Miles made the coffin, and the bricd grave, lined with leaves of the copper beach, yew, laurel, sycamore, and ivy, was tie neat work of Torn Williams, one of tne etloyees of the estate.
FISHGLARD BAY REGATTA WILLI. KE (liLD On Tuesday, Augist 15, 1905 A First-class Irass Band Will be enged. Mi LL. Y. WILIAM.S, Hon. Sec. Fishguard Baf Regatta Concert, Temperance Hall, Fishguard. Chairman G. LAMBERl<jIBSON, Esq. Special Engagement of the foAwing Renowned Artistes-Contrto I Miss MARY RIC&RDS (The popular Welsh Ctitrilto), Soprano Aliss MARION EVANS (McdtUst), R.A.M., Swansea; Tenoi Mr. TREVOR EVANS, R.A.p. Morristou, of whom the Queen said, I I have never heard a better l'or." Baritone: Mr. DAVID EVANS, -A.M., Winner of Prizes at National \steddfodau, North and South Ws. Violinist Miss ELSIE CUliTh Of the City of Bath Pump UOOI Concerts. Gramaphone Selections by Mrs. L. O'Donnell Accompanist: Mr. F. G. PALr., A.R.C.O. Doors open at 7-80 p.m.; to couiipnee at 8. Tickets, 2s. Gd. (a limited number,served at an extra booking fee of 6d), Is. t, and Is. each. Mr. RAYMOND CAIL;lon. Sec.
Picnic.—Good wick was the ien4zvous of the annual trip of the Llanelly Licensed Victuallers' Association, which Uj, pUce on Tuesday last. The visitor made the Wyncliffe their headquarters, i.ncheon j being served for between sixty and^yenty ladies and gentlemen, I
IFishguard Petty Sessions.
I Fishguard Petty Sessions. Oil Thursday last before Mcssr. J C Yorke (chairman), E D Jones, and W S Jenkins. jilil'NK KXNlv-S. John Griffiths, Tynewydd, Nevern, was summoned for being drunk in Church-street, Newport, Pent., on June 27th.—Defendant pleaded nob riiilty,-P.C. Morgan deposed to Hading defendant lying down on the side of the street. He advised him to get up but a friend came up and he was taken home.—Defendant nothiuu to say. Replying to the Magistrates, the olficer slli;1 defendant was not unruly but helpless.—Fined 2s Gd and 6s Gd casts. A HAPPY PARTY. Thomas Vaughan, farmer, of Pentre, Little Newcastle, was summoned for being drunk in charge of a mare at Newport fair on June 27th last. Defendant 1 was not drunk at all. Four witnesses defendant were ordered out of court. P.C. Morgan said that at 4 o'clock on the day in question he saw defendant drunk riding a mare in West-street, Newport, going backward and forward and on several occasions nearly fell off the mare. Deputy Chief What was the reason ? P.C. Morgan Seemingly, owing to his con- dition. Continuing, the officer said that owing to defendant being unable to control the mare he took it from him. Defendant :—You took it from me ?—Yes, and handed it over to your brother. At this point defendant insisted on the evidence being given in Welsh and inleipreted to him. Mr W S Jenkins, as usual, proved an able interpieler, and P.C. Morgan replied that his questioner was riding recklessly and w,»s drunk. Did 1 drive over anyone or anything'—JSo, but cantering from one side to the other. After further parley, defendant said he had no fnither questions to ask the officer. P.S. liosser corroborated the evidence. De- fendant was quite incapable of looking ,ft-r the horse he was riding by reason of his condition. He seemed very excited, was using bad language and quarrelling with the dealers. Defendant was able to keep his feet, said P.S. Itosser in reply to the Deputy Chief. Defendant What did I do out of the way ? P.S. Hosier Staggering, using bad language rnd with the other dealers just outside the Fanner's Anns. Mr Joseph Phillips,Buekett farm, Letterstjn.said he saw defendant; on the mare's back, but he did not go a yard further than he ought to have done. Witness smiled in quaint and knowing fashion on defendant as he gave his evidence, which several times convulsed the court. The" bubby" told defendant to take the saddle c'lf the mare and he saw him leap ou the mare's bare back Jike a circus man. They weve urging him to go faster and faster all the time. It was defendant's brother's pony and witness's trap. They were altogether and wanted to be a little free. That was the truth about it. Defendant put tile PUT-iy iti the trap aud then drove to' Fishguard each one going to transact his own business at various places. iieplying to (J lletlow" witness said, amid roars of laughter: Indeed, I have beeu many times worse than Vaughan was and the Police never took any notice of me he was not drunk we were out and you know we farmers are so weak that we must have something to strengthen our nerves a bit, sir. lie did'nt see the psdiceman take the mare from defendant, though it might have been done when he was not present. lie would not tell a lie tu piease anyone. What Lime they came to Fishguard he could not tell because he did'nt have a waccti they were going home very happy and emld not say (laughter). Mr Dauiel Kees, Castlenewydd-bnch, questioned by defendant, said he did'nt see defendant do anything out of place and he was with him all the afternoon, he saw nothing at all wrong with him. He noticed he had to take the saddle (tif the marc not owing to defendant being in drink but because of a spot under the girth. The policeman remarked that defendant was not lit to handle a horse but he was not drunk. By the Deputy Chief Defendant was not sober but he was not drunk. They were very happy but did nothing wrong. John Vaughan, Skyber, in answer to questions by defendant, corroborated the other witnesses' evidence he did'nt see defendant drive against anybody nor gallop, nor a step further than the whipper" asked him to go in fact, he did'nt go so iar because he was watching him the whole of the time. Nobody helped him to take the saddle off aud he jumped sixteen and a half hands high when the saddle was taken off and rode the mare bare-naek. Witness did'nt see the police- man hand the mare to defendant's brother and he was just in the excitable state in which he had always known him to be he really did'nt know how he could keep it up he never saw him in any other state. Keplying to Mr E D Jones, witness said that after they sold the mare they went home, arriving just before 10 o'clock. Deputy Ciiivi You sold the marc and had the money and took a drop afterwards? Yes— j (laughter). Mr John Vaughan, brother of the defendant, also continued all the former witnesses said. He asked his brother to go on the maifc's b.ick, but did not see him go against anybody, nor gallop the mare. lie did'nt see the policeman take the saddle off, but saw his brother jump on the mare's back afterwards. Defendant was not drunk he was lit to ride any horse in Wales at the time. Cross-examined Lie saw the policeman tike the mare from him. Chairman Was he diunk ? "Witness (emphatically) No. This was all the evidence and defendant had nothing further to say. The Chairman said they considered the case was not a very serious one. There would be no hue, though they found defendant guihy, and must pay tile costs—lis 6d. NO LIGHT. Capt Francis R liarham, of Trecwn, was summoned for riding his cycle in Hamilton-street without a lighted lamp at 10.20 p.m. The Clerk (Mr Picton Evans) read over the charge and the Captain stood up evidently unaware that the case was proceeding. After a lengthy pause the Clerk said :—" Do you understand Capt liarham ? Capt liarham :—I don't know. Clerk: I beg pardon, I thought you were listening. Capt liarham Not guilty. P.S. Itosser stated he met the defendant coming down Hamilton-street p st the Post Office the night was rather dark he was riding a bicycle without having a lighted hmp. As :fel the officer, approached him lie heard severa, persons complaining of the cyclist riding through the street without a lamp. Witness spoke to him and charged him with the offence, defendant I have no laiiip." He afterwards pro- cured a lamp at Messrs Eynon's establishment. Capt liarham Did you see me riding Ser- geant ? — Yes. Capt liarham Was I riding wheu you spoke to me V—No. Did you address me in any way did you use words, or did 1 speak lirst (' P.S. itosser J s] oke first I could hear people calling out that you were riding without a light. Capt liarham You saw me riding I suppose ? Yes. Capt liarham My witness is not here but in London, and is a lady, that is the worst of it. 1 don't wish to take up the time oi the court. He would not make a statement. — Fined ts (hl and 7s 6d costs. KEEPING DOGS WITHOUT HOLIX-SK. William Morris, Puncheston, was charged with keeping a dog without having a license.—P.C. Morris, Letterston, stated that on the 29th of June at S. 15 a.m.,he visited defendant's house and there saw two lurcher dogs and one terrier. He asked to whom they belonged and dcfeudan replied that one of the lurchers belonged to Mr John Thomas, Littlenewcastle, the other was his brother's at Maesteg. He had only one license which lie (the officer) had previously seen. He ,rave defendant a week to procure a license for the other lurcher. When he called again defendant said his brother had replied that if he wanted to see the license the policeman must come up to Maesteg to see it. The three dogs were at defendant's house on the 6th inst. Defendant in reply said the two lurchers were not his only the terrier belonged. to him. Keplying to the Magistrates he said Hs brother bad no other dog and the reason he did'nt send the license was that lie did'nt understand that it was necessary. Deputy Chief Defendant could be summoned for not producing the license when asked.— One dog kept coining back from Mr John Thomas's place.Filicil Is and 6s 6d cssts. DRGKK AND DISORDERLY. Thomas John, labourer, Hottipass-street, Fish- guard, was charged with being drunk and dis- orderly on Wednesday evening of last week. Defendant appeared beal iag unmistakeable evidence of a rough and tumble. The Clerk Were you drunk and disorderly ? Yes, sir. P.S. Itosser stated that at 10.30 on the evening mentioned he was called up to the house by prisoner's brother ia Hottipass-street. Defendant was very drunk and smashing the furniture there was large crowd in the street and defend- ant was strinp'd to the waist aud was chasing his brother with whom he wanted to light. Then lie returned to the house and behaved in a very disorderly manner. Defendant was a "regular terror to his old relatives.* He behaved so badly that he was obliged to upset him and bring him to the police station. The Deputy Chief said it was on the 15th January, 1903, when defendant was convicted of a similar ollience.-Fine(i 3s 6d and 6s costs. Defendant's brother paid the money. POACHING ON TIIE NEVERN. David Williams, Brengast, Nevern, was charged with having in his possession a gaff, on the morning of July 3td on the river Nevern at Newport, for the purpose of catching salmon.— Defendant pleaded not guilty. Mr Ed ward Pierce, water bailiff, in the employ of the Tivy Board of Conservators, stated that on the morning of the day mentioned at 5.50 in the company of Bailiff Williams, he was patroling the river Nevern from the village along the Llwyn- gwair meadow and saw about iifteen yards away the defendant with the gaff (prodnced)in his hand reeling the cotd attached to the hook around the board, also part of the gaif the liuf) was dragging on the ground. Defendant tried to put the tackle in his pocket, but failed to do so at the time, eventually succeeding. Coming up to the man he asked him to rake out the things from his pocket, as he (witness) was a water bailiff. Defendant replied he had got nothing and commenced taking out a pocket-handkerchief. After fu:ther parly, defendant took out the gaff (produced) and he told him lie would be summoned for having tiie g ui' in his possession for unlawfully taking salmon. Mr J C Yorke (chairman) Was the line dry. Mr Pi«rnp • V W RIP. Asked if he understood the evidence, defendant replied in the negative and the Clerk read out the depositions which were ably interpreted by Mr W •S Jenkins. Defendant then asked if the bailifIe saw him handling the hook and ha replied yes, he was tifteeu yaids away. To another question the baiiiif said that the defendant did not see him come along the river at all. Mr John Garnon Phillips Williams, another bailiff, corroborated his colleague's evidence in every detail. The liev J O Evans, vicar of Nevern, put in a letter on defendant's behalf which he wrote to bailiff Pierc. in his repty,defendant said he was on his way to work on the morning io question when he heard a noise and thought the" buys" were out, with the nets, but going towards the river he failed to find a single numan being, so he turned back and continued on his way to work. Only the two bailiffs he saw lie then walked en very quietly until the babiffs came up and asked whose laud that was and he replied, Llwyn- gwair." Pieice asked him to take out what he hsui in his pocket aud he took it out. At this point bainlP Pierce produced a walking- stick aud asked defendant if he recognized it, but hu, shook his head arm said he did'nt. Air Pieice addressing the Magistrates said there was a good deal of poaching going on and many complaints were received respecting it. Witness was sent down specially to try and get hold of some of the poachers.—Defendant was lined 2s 6d and £ 13s <±d costs, which were all paid by the ltev J O Evans. A QUESTION OF EXPENSES. Bailiff Pierce applied for expenses as he had walked about 18 miles and travelled some distance by rail in order to sustain the summons. He Claimed 3 till which the Conservators did not allow. The Chairman, after considering, said they had decided to allow the sum but were of opinion that the Tivy Board of Conservators ought to allow special expenses in such cases to the bailiff he (Mr York) was chairman of the Haverfordwest Board and they always paid their bailiffs extra in such cases. Bailiff Williams was allowed 5o which brought the costs up to the sum mentioned. MAINTENANCE CASES. William Howells, of Neath, a collier, was summoned to contribute towards the maintenance of his mother chargeable to the Haverfordwest He-aid of Cuardians.—Mr D W Lewis, relieving officer for the district, said that Howells was a widower and had one son who maintained himself. He earned a weekly wage of £ 1 3s 4d, and had paid s üd weekiy for 12 weeks and ceased away, dueltwas said to illness and slackness of trade. A letter was read from Howells statiug he would send something as soon as he could.—An order was made for defendant to pay 2s Gti per week. .lames Davies, collier, of 43, High-street, Clydach Vale, was similarly summoned to main- tain his father, chargeable 60 the common fund. Davies was asked to pay Is per week from the Sih oi February last ana had paid 7s then stopped further contributions. The father had been in receipt of relief for two years. i):ivies' ;tverare earnings was El 12s Cd for ten weeks but lie had a wife and four children to lllaiuLaill. An order was itmtdc for Is per week and costs. GAVE 1111\1 ONE PUNCH IN THE NOSK. T .omas lIenry Salmon, of Kopeyard,Fishguard, and engaged in blasting rock on the Pier Works, was summoned by Benjamin Rees, a haulier in the employ of Messrs Kobert Lewis ik Co., Malsters, for assaulting him in the Itopeyard on the evening of Tuesday of List week, July ISth. In reply to the charge Salmon pleaded guilty, but under provocative circumstances. Mr Vincent Johns, solicitor, Fishguard, who appeared for the complainant, said that on Tuesday evening, the ISth inst at about 8 o'clock, the complainant, who is in the employ of Messrs Itobert Lewis Co., was, with another employee of that linn, taking the horses up to the lield one man riding the first and Rees the "econd. Going up lane the first man Davies was some distance ahead and saw nothing of the assault I complained of and so could not be called as a witness. Rees was quietly passing defendant's 9 house, the defendant being outside with a child, when, without provocation, Salmon seized hold of Rees pulled him off the horse and punched him in the face. The motive for the assault could only be attributed to the fact that for the last 20 years Salmon's father had been in the employ of Messrs Robert Lewis «!i Co., and on the Saturday previous his engagement ceased and Rees succeeded iiim. This would seem to have been the motive for defendant to vent his spleen on Rees and was no justification foi the man to take the law into his own hands and treat complainant in the way he had. Benjamin ltees, the complainant, whose nose and eyes bore an unmistakeable evidence of having been severely bruised, bore out the advo- cate's statement. He entered the employ of Messrs Robert Lewis & Co. on the Saturday previous and was on his way up the Ropeyard when he passed Salmon, who was down by the side of the hedge, outside his house, and before he knew anything he found himself off the horse's back and bleeding like a pig. The Chairman You mean to say lie threw you down off the horse ?—Yes, sir. Continuing, Rees said he asked for what he was doing it but he gave no reply. Mr W S Jenkins The horse was walking S — Rees replied in the affirmative adding that he turned tiie horse back and Mrs Moore took hold of it while he went to Dr O'Donnell's surgery. Mr E D Jones Did you have any quarrel with defendant ? Rees None whatever, never in my life, and I cannot give any reason for the assault. Mr W S Jenkins Did he pull you down Rees Yes, lie held the horse with one hand and I was between the horse and himself. 1 asked at John Evans' house for water but they would not give me any because I was bleeding so much. Salmon (to Rees) Did you see me by the side of the road: Yes. Salmon What was I doing ?—Rees I don't know. Salmon: Was I cutting my boy's hair :-1 don't know. Salmon •- Was anything the matter with youi eyes ? Rees Yes, look at them. Salmon I mean, was anything the matter with them as you come up the ltope-yard V —Rues u. Salmon And you did'nt see my boy by the side of the road — ltees No. Salmon: There was plenty of room for the huiteo to pass ? Rees There was no room for the horse to pass. Salmon Did'nt you drive among the crowd ?— Rees No. A question arose as to the width of the road which the ehairman considered was more like fifteen feet than twenty. Salmon said that his boys had been run over many times owing to the passage of the horses up and down the lane. At this point Mr Johns said that under the circumstances, and as the defendant had pleaded guilty to the assault he would not call further evidence. Salmon 1 pleaded guilty, but under provoca- tion. Salmon in his statement described how he was engaged cutting his boy's hair outside the house when the lirst horse passed by in front of Rees all right, but Rees pulled the rein and his horse's shoulder struck him in the back just as he was using the scissors and the latter pierced his boy's neck in consequence. ills wife screamed and took care of the boy. lie then seized hold of the rein and asked Rees if he had ftny eyes. Then he pulled him off and gave him one punch in the nose. Mr Jenkins You pulled him off the horse. Salmon He came down pretty easy (laughter), and seeing the scissors in the boy's neck it is only what any other father would have done under the circumstances. I had no thought of touching him for other reasons than those mentioned. After a brief consideration the Chairman said, they were satisfied and there was no need to call further witnesses. Defendant had no right to take the law into his own hands, but they would not impose a heavy line—2s üJ and 6s 6d costs. Mr Johns said that his client went in bodily fear of defendant and desired to swear the peace against him. I The Chairman replied that complainant knew how to avoid giving offence and declined t■; entertain the application. Salmon 1 should like to ask if these horses are supposed to be let go up the lane loose ? The Chairman 1 should think not but I am not speaking on authority I will look up the point.
NEWPORT, PSM. Piping Times.—As we predicted hst week, the harvest of visitors is at hand, and by this time next week the ancient town will wear the redolent air of the summer holiday season of former years. Bookings of apartments by y 11 many of the middle and upper classes are taking place, to the great satisfaction of every- one concerned. Of the ilack diamond diggers from tho hills of Glamorgan there may be less than usual, partly owing to slack- ness of trade in the Rhondda coalfield?, and partly through complaints hy some of the benedicts who require rooms to themselves aud families in preference to being mixed up with the bachelors in the same house. Of course, the accommodation is not so abundant as to allow of every family having rooms to themselves. rossibly when Goodwick be- comes a regular shipping port. and the hill at Lower Fishguard on the Dinai side has been diverted. Newport will require sevezal rows of new houses to meet the demands ot visitors for accommodation. This is the general opinion held by those who look ahead. The clatter, rumble, and roar of dock machinery is not conducive to the progress of a sea-ide re--ot, so that places such as Newport, within easy reach of the fast espress trains, are bound to rise in popularity with visitors. There are. undoubtedly, prosperous times ahead for Newport. The Bari(I.- The annual spring cleaning of instruments by the bandsmen was duly com- menced last week, and regular practice for the regatta is the order. The more earnest and systematic the practice, the more certain and frequent will be the engagements I From set.-A local sea-going humourist of the jocund type, Mr Johnny Jones, in writing to his draper for some additional details to his wardrobe,' last week enclosed some extra stamps with the request to the Echo repre- sentative to forward him a copy of this jour- nal to Glasgow as his missus had omitted that important duty. Query, Who is the missus'? The request was duly executed. The Council School.—On Friday the Council School" breaks up" for five weeks' holiday. Mr and Mrs Reynolds are vacating the School-house, and the American vice- Consul of Cardiff and family are coming to the house for some weeks. Scholarship Examination.—On Saturday quite a dozen or more of the scholars will sit at the Fishguard County School for the entrance scholarship to that institution. Newport school has long been noted for pro- gress, and that several passes will be gained goes without saying. New Bridge.—Among the most notable improvements carried out by the committee, appointed for that purpose, is that of the new footbridge crossing the swamp at Capt Beer's dry dock. By the kind permission of Me Bowen, Llwyngwair, the Committee over which the Mayor (Mr 11 R Felix) presides, have proved their worth and deserve congra- tulations on the result of their efforts. llegatta.—A committee was held on Tues- day evening last at the Court-room, presided over by the Mayor, when several details were arranged for the popular event on the 11th of August. That it will prove a big success goes without saying. The Castle. — Miss Lioyd, on her arrival at the Castle on Saturday last, received a true Highland welcome. Bethlehem.—Next Wednesday the Suuday scholars and members of Bethlehem proceed to the mountain for their annual tea treat. The rugged upland has been chosen this nln year, in preference to the Warren, by way ot a change, and though, perhaps, the conven- ience for providing for the multitude is not ¡ quite so good as that at the sands, the air is so bracing and the view so grand that any other little advantage of the sands is more than compensated. Given fine weather the treat will be fully enjoyed. The worthy pastor, the Rev D J Evans, who is at the Baptist Association this week, will be in attendance to lend encouragement. Primrose League.—A full report of the annual outing-of tiia Newport, Nevern, and Dinas Habitation of the Primrose League, together with several other paragraphs, will appear in next week's Echo." Musical Success.—Miss Sissy Jame?, the daughter of Capt and Mrs James, Ust week gained the elementary certificate of the Trinity College of Music, London. Trinity College examinations are recognised by the highest in the art, and Miss James deserves congratulation on her success. St. iNlary's.- Last Sunday the curate of St Mary's Church, Swansea, the Rev T Griffiths, preached an eloquent sermon in English. Mr Griffiths is spending a holiday visit at the Rectory. Unique.—It has long been known that hedgehogs will suck the teats of cows when at pasture, but last week at Quarrel Farm, on the mountain, an old and knowing' sow was discovered at the game by a neighbour. } Mr David J Jones had previously noticed that thecow's yield of milk was not anything like so prolific as it should have been and its teats bore marks of injury. He, however, kept a watch and actually saw the sow at her nefarious but unique act. -4_
croesgoch I An EISTEDDFOD ON FRIDAY, JULY 28th, 1905
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I DINAS CROSS. The Schools wilt be closed fur the nsu d summer holidays of five weeks on Fridiy afternoon. Pig stys.—Tbe Sanitary Iasoecto! visited Bwlchmawr on Monday last, and cendsromed a whole row of pif; stys opposite Garden Terrace. There will be a fall in bacon after Marriage,—The marriage took place on Tuesday at Cardigan of Mr Will Owen, GiHn- fach, and Miss Martha John, Pencnwc. We wish the happy pair all joy. Note.—Many items of interest are unavoi- dably held over until next week. Thor.-At the Council School on Friday evemr.g a student form Bangor Baptist College wili preach. Tabor renovations are progressing satisfactorily. Horticulture.—Mr Evan Davies has been allowed a special grant by the Education Authority to attend the Horticulture lectures at Aoerystbwyth during the holidays, and a garden will be attached to the Council School for the purpose of instructing the children. This is a very commendable step. isitors.—A large number of well-to-do visitors are to arrive this weeb-enut. Pwllgwaelod Well.-—The Rev Geo Morgan I and Messrs Edwin Bennett and Dewi K-. rrivs visited the d'ngercus well at Pwllgwasiod and steps are being taken to have it properly protected, Mr Harries beiug commissioned to have the work carried out hy the end of tel present week the well will then be perfect!v ta;e. The Sports. —The hon. Wc., Mr Dewi Harries, notifies that the sports are open to receive trader men's prizes, and that the Car- digan ironmongers and cycle dealers have already sent on their prizes and he hopes I that local makers and dealers will do like- wise. Preparations for the tua-of-war event are oeing made. Sir Martiene Lloyd has very kindly intimated that he will be present, Ejectment Order.—At the Fishguard Petty Sessions on Thursday last, before Messrs J. C. Yorke. E. D. Jones, and W. S. Jenkins, Mr A. B. Williams, solicitor, Fish- guard applied for an ejectment order, on behalf of Mrs Esther Jenkins. respecting a cottage at Garnwen, against James Evans, Gam wen. who had refused to quit atter due A notice. Air Williams explained that the former owner wa* the latelr Wm Williams, of Holyhead, who died in January of last year, and left the property to his daughter, Elizabeth Ann Williams, for whom Mrs Jenkins was actiug as agent. There was no written agreement but defendant had received notice which expired last year yet refused to leave the cottage, for which no reut had been paid since March 1903. The premises were let to the defendant in 1S99. He urged t J tue Magistrates to grant an ejectment order because, otherwise, there would be no rent paid until Michaelmas of next year. Thev had given the defendant every fair play, and had endeavoured to levy a distress warrant but the defendant fastened all the doors and they failed to carry out their objective, thus putting the owner to considerable expense I and the further loss of allowing the cuttage to go to rack and ruin for the want ot repair. The rent was 1:5 pw anlJUffi. -Mrs Jenkins was sworn aud corroborated her advocate's statement. P. S Rosser proved serving notice on the loth of J uiy. Tne Sergeant said he explained the order both in English an i V't was ail the evidence, and the Magistrates did not hesitate to grant the order asked for to take effect in 21 days from that date. Baptist Union.—On Tuesday a telegram was received that the Rev J \V Maurice had been elected vice-Frcsidect of the Baptist U uicu of k,\?"ales, aud a reply sent congratu- lating the rev gentleman on the honour I bestowed upon him by the cause to which he has given life-long service. Principal Edwards received the honour last year and on this occasion has been elected to the office of President, a position the Rev J \V Maurice will, in the natural course of tilings, occunv next year. The vice-president elect (Rev J W Maurice), was born in Llanfyrnach, April 27, ISH, and received his early educa- tion at the endowed school of that paiisb. lie joined the Baptist Church at Hermon in bis tenth year, and worked at the Giogue Slate Quarries ullLilli years old, when be commenced to preach. His training frr college was received from the Rev Danul Davies, D.D., tbe blind minister of Cardigan, Mr Maurice entered Hereford West College in ltiöO, and was ordained at Bethel and Salem, Clio, Carmarthenshire, September IS 1862. The Sate Mrs Maurice was the second daughter of tbe 1-ite Mr Thomas Davies. Brown Hill, Llandebis, In 18GG, Mr Mau- rice removed to Seion, Llanwrtyd aud Saiem, Llangammarch. He was chairman of the Breconshire Baptist Association in 1868. In 1861) he removed to Blaenycwm, Rhondda Valley, and was pastor of that church for neaify IG years. lie accepted a Cail to Tahur in 1885 and laboured there success- fully for upwards of 20 years. He was the; li'bL ch drman oi the Last Glamorgan tist Association, and was chairman of the Pembrokeshire Baptist Association in 1902. He has received into church fellowship duriug his ministry upwards of 2,000 members, and more than half of these he himself baptised. A Liberal in politics he has taken a Very prominent part in religious and political movements in Wales for upwards of 40 years. He was instrumental iu establishing three School Boards and is now a manager of both elementary and intermediate education for bis district. To his sorrow he buried his wile, who was his helpmeet in the widest sense of the term, in February of this year.
— -=-=-=- IjOOK f'qR TJŒ LETTERSTON SPORTS mTNEXT SATURDAY. Over 200 Entries, including some of the beat Athletes in Wales, for Foot and Cycle Races. Also numerous entries of Horses for Galloway aud Trotting Knees. Gates open at 1. 0 First Race it 2 o'clock. Cheap lionets Irom all railway .stations on the Great Western Railway. A Grand CONCERT wili be held in the Evening, Newport and Crymmych Coach.—From the 1st uuv of July to the ead of September the above Coach will leave Newport daily at Arms Station, lemming on the arrival of the j.U and ,.1<) p.m. tt;ains.-David Jonn Thorua.s, Cromlech House,-— Advt.
CRICKET. GOODWICK HARBOUR v. GOODWICK. A very enjoyable match between the above teams was played at Pen Cw on Saturday last m lovely weather and despite the inequality the two sides as regards skill the best of good feeling prevailed from start to finish. For Fishguard Kingsbury, Bell, and W John took the honours for their side, while for Goodwick, A 0 Robins was in fine form. The amenities were kindly supplied by the homesters. The following are the scores <;OOD\VICK. A. O. Robins, b Pitt 48 M. Ennis, b Pitt 3 S. Jones, b Morris 19 G. Harries, b Kingsbury 9 L. Jones, b Kingsbury 0 R. Tobin, c Owen, b Kingsbury 7 J. Rochford, b Kingsbury 0 P. Roche, b Kingsbury 4 li. Clarke, b Kingsbury", 10 W. Williams, b Kingsbury 4 G. Roche, not out 4 Extras J 12 -120 IISUCUAI;D. S. J. Pitt, c Harries, b Roche 2 J R Evans, b Ennis 1 R. Kingsbury, c S. Jones, b Roche 25 J. Riiillips, run out 0 W. J. Morris, b Ennis 5 P. Lewis, b W. Williams 0 T. B. Evans, c Robins, b Roche 0 F. Salmon, b Roche 0 J. Owen, b YVilliams 3 J. Bell, not out Ii John, c Jones, b Roche 12 Extras o I- il/LT- a TW, r- -67 L.L.UuL\I!' JLMURS v. GOOD\VICK JUNIORS. T 0 l Monday 1 iStrat Pen Uw, the Goodwick Junior C.C. (Capt J Owen) played Fishguard, and considering the short practice very fair cricket resulted. The game, which was very exciting, was witnessed by a goodly number ot interested spectators Mr 0 D Joues ably s«P^ntended the Fishguard team, and eveiyone thoroughly eniovfirl thp rmrna tJ.I LJ.I.ç. VI"IVLCr: b S Jaine l T fUa °Ut' 0 D Xlll;. J i J 0wen> b Patterson, 9; D lorgan, at S James, 1 A Owen, b T J Evans, Patto^g nCa' V Davies' 0 5 A Harries, b Thrn ;t, J Harries, not out, 5; W G 1 hompson, b S James, 0 W M Jones, b Patter- Total ->0 UC'S' b J>atterson> °5 Extras, 9 Fishguard—T J Evans, b W Walters, 5 S James, run out, 0 Patterson, run out, 33: H VaT'e:s;' °Vv illiams, 8 E Thomas, b Walters, ^3L Mathias, b J Owen, 8; G Cornock, b Vv alters, 0 W Thomas, not out, 3 J Havard, 1; P Owen and B Jenkins did not bat. extras, 11 Total—77.
eÐIGN Aqricultural Society. SHOW On Wednesday, August 9, 1905 ISeaiiij J:1JO In prizes for Horses, Cattle, Sheep and Pigs, Harness, RidiiKj and Trotting Classes. (Open to Counties of Cardigan, Carmarthen and Pembroke). Also ncailij J.: 100 fjrantl Open Prizes jor Double and Siuyle Harness and Jumping Classes. Entries Close on Tuesday, August 1st. For Schedules, &c., apply to D. Morgan Jones, Secretary. a Good Cook- Dairymaid. T V Apply, Mrs W illiams, Cefn-y-dre, Fishguard.
I GOODWICK. Goedwig Chapsl. — Special services will be held at the Goedwig Chapel throughout Sunday next, morning at 10 afternoon at 2 and evening at 6. when sermons will be preached by the Rev D C Howells. Maesteg, I and Mr Cornelius Griffiths, Bangor. The Church Sunday School trip to Rose- bush, which had been arranged for Saturday last, has been postponed for some weeks owing to the lamented death of the late Vicar. The postponement had been settled the previous Thursday. Tug of-War.—Every evening the tug-of- war practitioners hold drill preparatory to the forthcoming sports at Letterston. The names of the teams engaged are, blacksmiths and platelayers, all mighty men with large and sinewy hands, and brawny muscles. Open-air Concert.—The second of the series of open-air concerts, which are a feature of summer life at Goodwick, was held last Friday evening under the presidency of Mr Raymond Carpmael, assisted by Mr Sansome. A large audience was present, and an enjoyable pro- gramme was gone through. We would sug- gest, however, that a line should be drawn somewhere between things secular and things religious in a gathering of this sort. The Glory song on top of The Inquisitive Kid and Mr Dooley sounds slightly in- congruous. The programme was as follows Pianoforte solo, Miss Peggy Oven; solo, Mrs Beynon; comic song, Mr F Stevens; song (Vvelsti), Mr G Edwards (cncored) solo, Mr J Owen: collection, accompanied by rama- phone Sailors' Chorus," MalejVoico Party comic song, Mr Griffiths; pianoforte trio, Misses M E and Olive, and Mr G Hughes; sont;, Mr Drew (encored); song, Mr Sansom solo, Mr Rees; collection, accompanied bv gramaphone selections; comic song, Mr P Stevens solo, Mr Wilkins solo, Mr Beynon songf Mr Ennis; chorus, "The Glory Somr, lz_ aie Voicc 1 arty. The hit of the evening was Mr Dooley," by Mr E W Drew, whose topical verse on the St David's cricket match carried the house.' We give a reprint of it: Young Goodwiek's getting famous for a splendid lot of men, They've just been down St. David's way and licked them once again I was not there myself to see the glorious battle through, But heard how Row and Williams bowled, from Mr Dooley-oo. From Mr Dooley, yes, Mr Dooley, lie told me how our players fought so true, For Mr Sansom Did look so handsome, Said Mr Dooiey-ooley-ooley:oo. VISITORS. Cross Cottage (Mrs Burns)—Mr Davies, Newport, Pem; Mr Cooper, Edinburgh; Mr II James, Bristol. Brvnglas Mr and Mrs Thomas and family, Trehale. Temperance Hotel (Mrs Evans) Mr and Mrs Evans, Cardigan. Bearwood Villa (Mrs Morgan)—Mr and Mrs Jones and daughter, Maesteg. 1, Goedwig Villa—-Mrs Mathias, Pencnwc. :2, Goedwig Villa (Mrs Lewis)—Mr and Mrs Cann and son, Swansea. 3, Goedwig Villa (Mrs Buan)-Mr and Mrs CriQitlis and family, Cardiff; Mrs Evans, Cardiff. Stone Hall (Miss Rees)—Mr and Mrs Morris and family, London. w^f-ncllff ^ouse <Mrs Thomas)—Mr and Mrs W illiams, Maesteg. San Remo (Mrs Williams)—Mrs Owen and Mrs Evans, Cardigan. xvS,rioIe /J°U*C <Mrs Thomson) Miss >\ illiams, Llandilo.