GOODWICK. I 1 e.. would remind onr readers of I the sale at; Duffryn, Goodwick. by Mr \V R Carver, of valuable houshold furniture, the I property of the late Mary Thomas.—Sale on Saturday next, to commence at 2 o'clock. Accidents.—On Thursday last Mr Griffiths Williams, Rosebush,one of the most esteemed employees on the G.W. Railway, and father of the two obliging railway guards, Messrs Peter and John Williams, had the misfortune to have the index finger of his right hand cut off at the first joint whilst working at some signal rods at Goodwick. Dr Owen bandaged the injured hand and the patient is progressing favourably. The same day a fireman on one of the many locomotives met with a similar injury to one of his little fingers on an engine. Building. -Arrangements are in progress for erecting houses opposite the Fishguard- Goodwick Station, running from the bridge towards the engine sheds. Harvest festival services were held last week in Llanwnda and Manorowen parishes. The servic3 in Llanwnda Church was held on Monday evening at 7 p.m. Though the weather appeared threatening, yet there was a large and devout congregation, and as the service was being read and the hymns were sung one could not but at times think that our fore-fathers must have gathered there' many a time, centuries and centuries ago, for a similar object, to thank the Giver of all good things for their harvest. The same old service was read then, the same old canticles sung-, for they are always new. Though the years have brought their changes, yet man's necessities remain still the same. The Rev D G Phillips, rector of Newport, preached an able sermon which was listened to with rapt attention. The reverend gentlemen preached again on the following evening at Manorowen Church, where there was again a very numerous congregation. The singing in both churches was all that could be desired. Mr E W Drew presided at the organ in Llanwnda Church and Miss Dorothy Johns at Manor- owen Church.-The thanksgiving service at Goodwick Church was held on Friday evening last when the Rev Chancellor Jones preached ably to a large gathering.—He based his dis- course an the 12th verse of the 116th Psalm, What shall I render unto the Lord for all His benefits towards me.' The service throughout was most hearty, suitable hymns and psalms being sung.—The Church was very tastefully decorated for the occasion by the following ladies Chancel and alter, Mrs Lewis and Miss Price pulpit,Mrs Edwardes; rending desk, Mrs Sansom and Miss Klopp; chandeliers, Lady Owen, Miss Grey, and Mrs Lewis; windows, Miss Bowen.—Contributions of flowers, fruit, &c., were sent by Mrs Porter, Mr Beamish, Mrs Grey, Mr J C Bowen, Miss Bowen, Mrs Edwardes, Mrs Sansom, Mr Griffiths, Mrs Gwynne Bowen, Mrs Thomas, Mrs Evans. &c. Where ?—Some of the inhabitants are ask- ing where are the Parish Councillors ? The road joining the two chief towns of the north is simply a mud-lake, and people are compelled in tne evenirgs ro grope their way across through slush and water pools. Representatives of the District Council should see to the proper repair of the Parrog, but the provision of lamps is in the hands of the Parish Council hence the query. Could not the two authorities agree to provide lamps ? Never mind that the Parrog is in the parish of Llanwnda, let both sides agree to put up a few lamps supplied from the main running across. Give the new comers the impression —even if you don't mean it-that you are trying to make the place equal to Neyland. There is no doubt that the twin-towns are about the most mud-bespotted and neglected places in South Wales. We in Good wick are just a trifle ahead cf the herrings in the matter of lighting. We don't discuss for hours weekly the question whether we shall have gas lamps, oil, farthing-dips, or a com- bination of the three. At Goodwick we simply got the lamps by voluntary subscrip- tions confined to a few, then plank their maintenance on the rates by the adoption of the Lighting Act. See ? From America.—Staying at the Glen- dower Hotel is a Mr Thomas, youngest son of the late Mr Joel Thomas, Tregydreg, Mathry. Mr Thomas was born in the neighbourhood of Picton, left for America when about eight years of age and has been farming, with his brother, 400 acres of land near Chicago for the last 20 or more years. Mr Thomas is now on a visit to his native place-in search of a partner to share his joys and dollars it is said-and returns during the next few weeks. Comparing the system of farming in this country with that in America Mr Thomas stated that it seemed to him the Britisher went the hardest way about it and the American searched out for the easiest system. Fancy over 300 acres under oats and Indian corn with only three men servants to work the lot! The Pembrokian swears by the Yankee system of farming and would not care to exchange at any price. Such is life, habit becomes second nature. liarbour .brevities.— Whatever might have been the expectations of the G.W.R. Com- pany as to traffic over the new shortest route to Ireland via Fishguard, there seems to be a gratifying and constantly increasing amount of trade. Passenger traffic has, naturally, fallen somewhat, but the cargo traffic has increased gradually to an abnormal extent. So much so that the turbines are being used for the conveyance of goods in order to relieve the pressure on the other vessels. The Melmore has gone to Ney- land, where she will remain moored for some time. Two new cargo boats of the Pembroke type, to speed a minimum of 14 knots, are contemplated, and the orders will, no doubt, be placed in the shipbuilders' hands before many weeks are past. The object of the Company is to bring over Irish produce and merchandise in the least possible time, knowing that the first on the market invari- ably has the preference, and that traders will, therefore, use the handiest means of transit. Ships of the Pembroke build for cargo traffic have been proved the best for the purpose. That famous vessel is speedy and capacious is easy to manoevre, and very reliable. Two more vessels added to the already fine fleet will be imposing.—The Roebuck is at present held in reserve for the turbines in the absence of the St David, which is still at Clydebank undergoing repair. Owing to a strike among the ship- wrights on the Clyde work is at a standstill. —It has been decided to continue the day and night service until the end of the year at least.—The up train leaving at 6.10 joins the up mail at Clynderwen via Clarbeston Road. This is most convenient. Creditable Work.-Considering that the harbour and station are altogether new to the officials and staffs, the working of the traffic is very creditable to all concerned. The absence of a hitch of any kind in the despatch and arrival of trains redounds to the ability of Mr Grey, the esteemed station master, and his staff. Perhaps, of the two, the shipping part of the industry is the most arduous and trying. During the recent gusts of wind from all quarters the water in the harbour has rolled and tossed in all directions, testing the capabilities of both boats and commanders. Needless to state they have proved equal to the severest tests. Pessimists, who see disaster in every little squall, open their jaundic'd eyes in astonishment that things have hitherto run so smoothly, free of mishap. It is, unfortunately, one of the cardinal sins of the human family to set up its back against any large innovation—for good or ill and until, eventually, the project demonstra- tes unmistakeably that it enhances the wel- fare and prosperity of the place as a whole, does prejudice die. Now it is clearly high time the people recognize that by the new harbour and shipping their interests are served in the highest degree. Instead of recklessly and adversely criticising the various movements, whether brought about by the ungovernable forces of nature or mechanical defect, let them encourage in every possible way the enterprise of the G.W.R. Company, and assist by their patron- age and good report the harbour and new route.—Asked by the "Echo" representative last Thursday how the harbour and shipping fared under the test of the gale, Capt Sharp replied—" You see, we are working every- thing to time without mishap of any kind. Boats leave and enter regularly and punc- tually, trains likewise.All this,despite un- kind criticism of a few blind to their interests and the far-reaching possibilites of the scheme as a whole. Press reports show the unhappy results of bad weather at the Holyhead harbour, of the delay of the mail boats, and damage, yet here at Fishguard, about which all kinds of unsavoury rumours have keen set afloat, nothing in the least untoward has occurred. All this in the face of what, view- ed in the most favourable light, is more or less experimental. Engineering skill may devise successfully against the ravages of natural forces, but until various expedients have been put into operation no conclusive result is possible. This winter's experience will show what is necessary to protect the shipping in the open deep sea harbour at Fishguard, and it is safe to predict that in the course of time the engineers, skilled in sea defence works, will propound measures such, when applied, will make Fishguard Harbour the mest complete, safe, convenient and immune from the elements as any natural harbour extant.—A word as to Ney- land, and that much harped pontoon that remains fixed in its usual place. Neylanders, now that they are convinced of the course the G.W.R. Company intend persuing, and from which there can be no diversion, pro- pose establishing a fishing industry, and so utilise the much discussed pontoon. That 1 everyone will commend them for their enter- prise-their only alternative for the loss of their shipping—gi.e^ without saying. By the co-operation of the G.W.R Company, Neyland may yet continue its progressive policy. Neyland's loss is Fisbguard's gain.— Much is made of the circumstance that as yet many of the workmen have not removed their households to Fishguard. This is cap- able of the very simple explanation that until housing accommodation is provided at Fisbguard they must of necessity travel to and fro each week. This process is inevit- ably, a loss to the local tradespeople at this end, because the men bring their vittals with them each Monday. In due course houses, sufficient, will be provided, so that the critics need not carp—' Rome was not built in a day,' and the progress is far from reaching flood at this end. Be patient, persevere, stimulate and encourage the fine enterprise of the G.W.R. Company. Drainage.—Some time ago the drainage scheme, so much discussed, was on the eve of being started. What has become of it ? Surely, another summer, with its humidity and sweltering heat, has not to see nothing done in the way of sewerage disposal. The hum of the offal, on summer evenings, is, comparatively, but in a disagreeable sense, more pronounced than the whirl' of the triple turbines on the channel liners. Berachah.-The stately edifice, the new Berachah, is, like the tortoise in the fable, going slowly but surely. A fortnight hence will witness the chapel under roof. New Church.—The vicar, the Rev Lincoln Lewis, is putting forth every effort to erect a new church. Ably seconded by his curate, the Rev E Jenkins, the Vicar has the grati- C, tying outlook of continually increasing mem- bership. Purveying Contract. According to a recent report on various contracts for supply- ing vessels and refreshments' departments of the G.W.R. Company at Fishguard Harbour, the meat supplied by Mr Daniel Bevan, the Goodwick purveyor, heads the list for excel- lence of quality. Those acquainted with the firm mentioned will not be in the least surprised, and it is therefore gratifying to all concerned. To Erin's Isle. Messrs E Perkins, Penysgwarne D H Bowen, Tresisgillt H M Harries, Tregwynt and Davies, Penfeidir, were among the agriculturists to visit Ireland last week end. Messrs Davies and Harries, it is reported, shipped a number of Welsh ponies and disposed of them at Cork, where, it transpires, the hardy little Welsh moun- tain steeds are highly prized. In Ireland donkeys are used by the rural inhabitants as largely as they are by the cockle gatherers of Porthclawdd and Ferryside. No doubt the ponies were very acceptable to the Irish peasantry for their purposes.—It may not be generally known on this side that pubs' are as numerous in the Emerald Isle as pri- vate houses. In Killarney, along the main street, one notices that every other house holds a license for the sale of intoxicating drink. In fact, there are eighty pub's to 5,000 inhabitants. Much astonished are the Welsh visitors to witness sports on Sunday on the other side of the channel. Sunday closing holds good, but if the visitor declares himself a bona fida traveller, the portals of Bacchus are thrown wide open to him and he may quaff Guinesss's extra ) treble X with gusto. But hereby hangs a tale.' One robust, rotund, worthy tourist, on reaching Goodwick, looked decidedly glum as he muttered Mhen j- that mixture must have settled a shoal of fish in the channel.' Even the good ship St Patrick, which behaved like a cutter on the surface of a lake, was maligned undeservedly. That ~i.-i.-l_ J2 _L.J:- .I., J1 auuteiy ugure, auapou iu terra coioa on tne wall of the comfortable smoking saloon, was appealed to by the tourists to stem the in- vective that emerged simultaneously with the gentle heave of the graceful vessel, but in vain, and the sufferers sank exhausted upon the upholstered lounges. Ooce inside the breakwater they lost no time in repairing the waste of costly vittals at a hostel, un- affected by the turbulent billows of the chan- nel. As the poet saith They talked about old Irish stout As though it were a diet, But when they had a real bout It caused them much disquiet. For on the waves, far from Pencaer, Disturbances gastritis Developed into mal de mer,' And rwy'n sal ombeidus." Removing.—Capt E and Mrs Davies and family have taken up their residence at Siriole, Mr and Mrs Grey having removed their household to the Penrhyn. Capt Davies, though unable to secure a fortnight's leave of absence, has managed to transfer his goods and chattels from Neyland, and, with Mrs Davies and family, is delighted with the geniality of the climate under Pen Cw. Miss Davies, the Captain's eldest daughter, is in the teaching profession and, before long, will be installed as teacher in the Fishguard National School. Wanted.—Among the numerous wants, not yet supplied, is a public hall. The very useful Reading-room is being utilised by the G.W.R. Company as a temporary sleeping apartment for the employees. Debates and 1 socials,' so popular last year, are this winter non est' owing to lack of a room or hall. As soon as the new church is built, the iron structure, now in use and known as St Peters, would not be put to base uses if it were let for the purposes mentioned. But, meanwhile, why cannot a few of the affluent monied people speculate in the ereotion of a public building? What a boon just now such a place would be! True, ground is scarce, and the available plots are at an exhorbitant figure. A corner of the moor might be used without difficulty. Built on piles, a structure for present needs could easily be erected. -N. B. --This suggestion is gratis.
LLANGLOFFAN. Wedding.—A wedding was solemnized at the Baptist Chapel, Llangloffan, on Tuesday, the 16th inst. The parties were Mr Morris Williams, a young farmer from Spittal, and Miss Alice Mori is, who served as a parlour- maid at Treffgarne Hall. The service was conducted by the minister, Rev E Davies, in the presence of Capt Ojven, Caerhafod, formerly, who acted as deputy registrar. The happy pair spent their honey-moon at home amidst their numerous friends whom they generously invited to join in the festivities of the day. Many were the wedding presents received from friends from far and near, whilst some of them were fine and costly. The bride left her home at Llangloffan last Saturday morning for her future abode at Caffield, a farm near Camrose, amidst the warmest and heartiest wishes of her many friends for her future health, comfort, and prosperity.
HOW TO PRESERVE EGGS. Let it be borne in mind, first of all, that eggs for preserving or pickling should be thoroughly fresh-new laid, if possible. One very simple plan for preserving eggs is simply to rub each one all over with batter or oil, and lay them in a jar with common salt to cover them. The butter or oil serves to close the pores, and eggs treated in this way will keep for six months. The recipe for preserving eggs which seems to find greatest favour, however, is as follows :—3 lbs of quick-lime, 10 oz. salt, 1 oz. cream of tartar, 11 gallons of water. Mix these well together, stir, and cover up closely. Next day lay in the eggs, and be careful to have them well-covered. Place eggs in this mixture just as you get them, but it must always stand 24 hours before you use it. Eggs preserved in this way are good for a long time, but, because of the action of the lime on the shell, which renders it brittle, they can never be boiled success- fully except by prickling the shell with a pin before boiling. In putting in the eggs to preserve, be careful and ascertain that none are cracked, or they will spoil others.
DINAS CROSS. ( Sea Notes.—At Walleroo, Australia, I whilst on a voyage with her husband, Capt Owen, Llyn Owen, Cambrian Terrace, Mrs Owen was delivered of a son and we are pleased to state that both mother and son are doing well. This is a note worthy of preservation until the son reaches manhood. Testimonial.—At a meeting of the Tabor Church on Sunday it was unanimously decided to recognise the able services of the Rev J \V Maurice to the Baptist cause at Dinas by a suitable testimonial to be present- ed at a public gathering in March next, when the rev gentleman reaches his 22nd years' ministry at Dinas. Mr Evan Davies, headmaster of the Council School, and Mr Rees, Bryn Cottage, are the hon secretaries, and Capt \V James, Glanteg, the treasurer to whom subscriptions may be sent. Few in the county or, in fact, in South Wales, has seen more service in the Baptist than the present President of the Baptist Associa- tion. As an educationalist he is well-known throughout Wales, having served faithfully on committee and governing bodies for the past 45 years in various counties including Glamorgan and Pembroke. At present he is a member of the local group of managers I and also governor of the Fishguard County I School, never failiug in his duties or either body. On such matters he invariably com- mands attention while his opinions carry the hall-mark of sincerity and earnestness. As minister he is widely known and his eleva- tion to the honourable position of Presid- ent of the Baptist Association need only be cited to shew the universal esteem in which he is held. Recognising his worth the Church atTabor deserve the heartiest co-opera- tion of all sympathisers to make the event one worthy of the occasion and of the vener- able minister whose steadfastness to the prin- nciples of the cause have gained honourable mention everywhere. Particulars will be sent broadcast within the next week or so, and it goes without saying that generous support be accorded the project. Illness. -One or two fresh cases of fever are reported in the place. It is, however, confined to one member of each family, but it necessitates the whole of the children be- longing to each infected house being detained at home, thus many are absent from school. Dr Havard, tae medical officer of health, as yet does nut recognise th tt there is any need to close the school. The fever is, happily, of a wild form and probably introduced from outside the breezy city." Tabor.—Prayer meetings are held this week at Tabor preparatory to the anniver- sary services to take place next Tuesday and Wednesday when the Revs W Saunders, C.C., Pontycymmer, J Lee Davies, BrS, Danian, and Roberts, Sandy ilill, will sermonise. All are preactiers ot repute and ability. Wedding.—On Saturday last the wedding took place of Mr W J Owen, Penslade, Fish- guard, and Miss Mary Bowen, Brynhyfryd, at Tabor Chapel, The Rev J W Maurice officiated in the presence of the registrar (Mr Mathias, Cardigan), who had witnessed four marriages that cfey. Mr James Bowen gave his daughter away, and there were also present the bride's brother and two sisters. Showers of rice greeted the wedded pair as they left the chapel and many friends offered congratulations and wishes for future happi- ness in which we join..Luncheon was served at Brynhyfryd and the health of the pair heartily toasted. Another Removal.—Mrs \V Harries,Bwich- mawr, is removing hcusehofd this week to Tylorstown. This marks the second removal within recent months, News of the Ancient St Brynach's -As was to be expected, the services on Sunday eveniugs during the summer introduced by the Rev \V Glynfab Williams, the esteemed rector, have aiready been picture-pcst- carded.' Some might murmur 4 desecrat'ou Yet, how innocent the process and as it peipetuates the sacred of Britain's greatness —Christian wo: ship—who has the temerity to offer objection. Nothing but good can ensue. feuch an innovation as gathering together amid the ruins, which thousands of times before have re-echoed with prayer and 30og of praise, is worthy to be indelibly printed and hung in the hom-:b of everyone who revere all that is good in this mundane sphere. Sports and Regatta.—A meeting of the sports and regatta committee will be called next week aud a iiot of subscribers published. TLere is an adverse balince to clear off. Shipping Gazette.— Subscribers to the useful shipping paper will appear in next week's issue of the Echo.'
IN THE GRIP OF SAVAGES. EXPERIENCES OF A FISHGUARD —MAN.— A story dealing with the shipwreck of the 8.8. Nisero," of Sunder laud, on the west coast of Sumatra, near the Malacca Straits, in the year 1883. and the subsequent adven- tures of the crew, who were captured by native! and kept in captivity for close on twelve months. Amongst the crew was Mr Charles Gronow, of the Slade, Fishguard, who has recounted the stirring experiences ot the crewjtffl^ ^P^ONTINUED.] Towards e^SIng the march was resumed, and thus they continued, marching- and halting for several days until at last a native village was reached. It was eaily in the morning when the natives and their captives approached the collection of mud and wattle huts, but already the villagers were astir, and bad turned out en masse to meet the warriois. The captives were securely lodged in a hut, whilst in a clearing of the trees the natives gathered for a paiaver, but their decisions had no immediate bearing on the fate of the prisoners. The sailors all the time were jealously guarded, whilst the days dragged wearily on, and Capt Wodehouse and his men were still ignorant of the designs of Tonquemoro. The Chinese cook had learnt from some of the savages, who showed great reticence to speak of the future of the sailors, that the village which they occupied was Teenam, being about 10 miles distant from the beach where the Nisero lay, the time spent in march- ing being simply a ruse on the part of the chief to deceive the crew as to their actual position, and to discourage them horn any attempt at escape. It was on leaden wings that the time seemed to fly everything at Teenam pui- suing tjie same monotonous course, nothing eventful occurring to enlighten the captives as to their fate. Already the scanty diet of sugar-canes which were allowed them, to- gether with the exposure to the heat, was beginning to tell on the spirits of the men hope gave way to despondency, and the mysterious silence of Tonquemoro and the savages as to their future caused the sailors much uneasiness, for, being traders in the Malay Seas, they had heard tales of ship- wrecked crews falling into the bands of the islanders, then kept for a particular purpose for somo time, then a cannibal orgie, and the shipwrecked crew is heard of no more but, happily, Tonquemoro had other designs, as subsequent events proved. Suddenly one morning, alter the sailors had been at Teenam for a long time, Tonque- moro changed his policy, and without any previous warning ordered the captives to ret n ready for a further march inland, an order which the crew accepted with pleasure, as it was thought that now some clue as to their fature was about to be discovered. jHHOnce again the long file of armed eavages their prisoners in the centre was formed, ^Tind away through the forest they marched, through the same torturous paths, following for days a circuitous route which only brought them up a few miles from Teenam. After several-days of journeying, the blacks halted on the banks of a fairly-sized river, in the middle of which was an island of goodly dimensions, which was to be the future prison of the shipwresked crew. Canoes were piovided, and the sailors and their guards were taken across to the island, and here the captives were told they would have to stop for a long time. The sailors had now abandoned all hope of release escape was impossible night and day they were closely guarded by the vigilant natives, who were evidently bent on a policy of slowly starving their prisoners, for although banauas hnd cocoanuls were plentiful on the island the famishing sailors were forbidden to eat them famishing they undoubtedly were, for their diet at this time consisted of a handful of rice twice a day, a frugal tare which they supplemented with a few roasted wild flowers which the chief graciously allowed them to partake of. As at Teenam, the crew found time heavily on. their hands at the island prison. Not allowed to move more than a few yards from their prison-house, and being forced to spend the months in a life of restless inactivity, it is not to be wondered that depression set in amongst the men. The hard fare and the scorching sun, together with the siceplesti nights, caused by the biting and stinging ot 0 n 0 the tropical insects, bad reduced the prisoners in a few months to mere shadows, too weak and emaciated to think of escape, and now resignedly they awaited their fate but re- lease was at hand for the weaker members of the crew, for Death now began to make its ravages amongst them. The first to succumb to the slow torture of starvation and exposure was Antonio, an Italian seaman, rapidly tollowed by five others of the crew. The Acheenese guards, however, took no notice of the dead bodies, and left them where they bad died, in the glare of the tropical sun, and in full view of their com- panions. It was in vain that Capt Wodehouse sent the cook to Tonquemoro to implore for permission to bury their comrades, a request, which was met by the remark, Sur mur oran puttee mattee, Ballyboo (all the white men will soon die at Ballyboo). The chief, however, relented after a time and allowed the survivors to bury the corpses. Eagerly, in this far-away uncivilized land, did the gallant sailors seize the opportunity to perform the last sad rites of civilization for their dead shipmates and, though the surviv- ors were themselves in a state of collapse, rough stretchers were made, and into the shade of the forest they carried the corpses, where, on their knees, they set to work with their bare hands to dig the graves. It was growing dark before the graves were sufficient- ly deep to preserve the corpses from the prowling animals, and here, in the solitude' of the forest, the chief otlicer of the Nisero recited the burial service for the dead at sea. There in far-away Sumatra they now sleep, victims of the barbarous cruelty of a savage chief. After the sad rites in the wood the guards returned with their prisoners to the prison station, only to find that the steward, whom they had left in too feeble a state to attend the funeral, now dead, and again on the morrow the same sad ceremony took place in the wood, in close proximity to the other graves. As the earth was being gently thrown back over the corpse of the steward, a feeling akin to envy possessed the remainder of the crew, for now their comrades were at rest, their grim struggles for lite had ended, whereas before them lay the further stife which could only have one end on that terrible island. Tonquemoro, in spite of his philosophic utterance regarding the white men's death, evidently set some value on hip prisoners, for w alarmed at the ravages death was making ^^ong them he once more ordered their removal. Still inland the chief marched the sailors, this time the march was exceptionally slow and tedious, for now the prisoners could do but very little distance in a day, and after a few days' marching camp was pitched on the side of a towering mountain, where the temperature was considerably cooler. Here the crew felt much revived, but food was very scarce, and after two days' sojourn the chief marched back on Bally boo, the island in the river. Here life again assumed its old aspect for the prisoners the days dragged wearily on into months, indeed had not a diversion from the monotony come upon them ope day it is doubtful whether they could have retaiued their senses much longer. One morning the faint booming of heavy guns was heard. Immediately the hearts of the captives rose once more was hope re- kindled in their breasts, and when the cook learnt from some of the guards that the firing was caused by the Dutch who were attacking Teenam, the prisoners lelt as if they would attack their guards and fight their way through to meet their deliverers, but the guards divining their thoughts hud- dled them into a hut, where they had to lie inactive while the booming of the rescuers' guns was borne to their ears. To be concluded next week.
An Appeal to Vocalists. To the Editor of the "County Echo." Sir, — May J trespass on your space to urge an lover of choral music to j >in the new Choral Society which has just been formed under the able leadship 01 Mr Anthony. In a town the size of Fishguard there should be no difficulty in getting together a good united choir of 150 to 200 voices. Surely, it need not be said ot Fishguard that to form a good choir the stimulus of a competition is neeessary. Muse good can be done for the cause of music by one season's study of a standard work, such as the Hymn of Praise,' than by any amount of work for an eisteddfod competition. A good choral society has a great elevating power in any community. A growing love of music as the natural expression of spiritual thought also accompanies what a living writer proclaims to be the increasing interest in the study of mysticism, and the ultimate end of all mystical thinking is an intimate knowledge and spiritual intercourse with the Creator' through His works, and surely one of the greatest of His works is music. In our litera- ture, and in our picture galleries a large harmonious sympathy with our common humanity is to be observed in the selection of subjects, and in the loving care displayed in their treatment. Agaiu, in music the same growing intelligence is to be noticed in our increased appreciation of good orchestral and choral music. Never before, probably in the history of the world, has co urgent an opportunity for useful work for the musican been recognized as at the preset time. Let us then in Fishguard be pioneers in this for- ward movement.—Yours faithfully, T. H. CAREY,
The Disestablishment Question. The Welsh Church Corn mission recently appointed by the present Liberal Govern- ment has commenced its inquiry in London. The commissioners have been asked to Inquire into the origin, nature, amount, and application of the temporalities, endowments, and other properties of the Church of England in Wales and Monmouthshiae, and into the provision made, and the work done by the churches of all denominations in Wales anfl Monmouthshire for the spiritual welfare of the people, and the extent to which people avail themselves of such provision, and to re- port thereon." In other words, the Com- mission have to inquire into the necessity or otherwise of the Disestablishment and Disen- dow ment of the Church of England in Wales. Upon the nature of the facts as they are revealed in the evidence laid before the Com- mission will depend the future action of Parliament in regard to the question. The point at issue being of such momentous im- portance, small wonder that there is now a great stir in connection with the movement, both the supporters and opponents of Dis- establishment being busily engaged in the preparation of statistics and other evidence to uphold their respective cases.
Welsh Flannel Industry. Those who have followed the history of Welsh flannel manufacture (says the Western Mail ') are well aware that those who have been engaged in the industry have not done what they could to develope it. One reason, no doubt, was lack of capital but in many cases it was due to the want of commercial enterprise. If properly developed there is no reason that the trade should not be highly flourishing and that those engaged in it should not reap large profits. It is a source of great satisfaction that an effort is about to be made to make up for the short- comings of the past. A meeting will be held at Kidwelly next week to discuss the de- velopement of the industry, and the manu- facturers of West Wales are invited to attend. It is suggested that new markets should be found, and that Weigh communities in America and elsewhere should be approach- ed on the subject. Th^&oj^jr in Chubut and that of Llewellyirid Canada might be communicated with. It is said>that in the wide district of which Scranton, in Pennyl- vania, is the centre theresr&r& eo fewer than forty thousand Welshmen. To carry out a scheme only requires a little intelligent, enterprise, and commercial knowledge.
Uncommonly Bad Farmers. Lord Carrington, speaking on Monday at a conference in support of the Land Tenure Bill, held under the auspices of the Land Law Re- form Association at the Westminster Palace Hotel, said the Bill did not go as far as he could wish, but, at the same time, it was a just, moderate, and honest Bill, aud an honour- able endeavour to deal with a diiliculty of enormous proportions. There were some un- commanly bad farmers in England, and it was to get rid of these people that the Bill was framed. The nation understood the objects of the Bill, and had given it its sanction and approval, for from his experience in the country during the past few weeks he could say that the general consensus of opinion was in its favour.
CWMGWAUN NEWS. Harvest Thanksgiving.—On the 9th, 11th, and 12th of October services of thanks for this year's bounteous harvest, were held at Caersalem, Glandwr, and Jabes, respectively. The services at the three places of worship mentioned were numerously attended and were characterised with mach earnestness and devotion. The testimony of all present was that this year is the best on record as regards the goodness of God in His provid- ence. At each of the services very able and appropriate addresses were delivered by the Rev J LI Morris (pastor), and Wessrs W J Vaughan and Owen Howells (students), respectively. Demise.—During the last week in Septem- ber the mortal remains of the late Mr Benjamin Davies, March Pres, Morvil, were laid to rest at J aLes burial ground, at the ripe age of 78 years. The deceased, who was very highly respected and loved by all who knew him, had been for many years a very useful aud faithful member of Jabes Baptist Church, and had also discharged the office of a deacon honestly and zealously both at JaDes and Bethlehem, Newport, for very many years. Well can it be said of him- <' For they that have used the office of a deacon will purchase to themselves a good degree and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus." Deceased was endowed with great abilities well versed in the Holy Scripture, and his general knowledge being very wide. At the outbreak of the recent religious revival in the Gwaun Valley he took a prominent part, He was a teacher and superintendent of the Sunday Schools both at Bethlehem, Newport, and Jabes for tualy years, and also acted as clerk of works in the le-building of Jabes chapel, and did his best with every good movement in the place. He used his talent.properly in his Master's service, until he was called from his work into eternal joy with the gratifying words- Well done, thou good and faithful servant, enter into the joy ot thy Lord." IL should also bo mentioned that the deceased acted as attendance officer of the Picton Council School for some years, and the lovo and esteem in which he was held by the scholars and staff were manifested at his funeral. From the house to the chapel all the children preceded the cortege, under the charge of their teachers, the Misses Edwards and Vaughan. They also placed a beautiful wreath of flowers on the coffin, bearing the following inscription :—" In loving remem- brance, from the scholars and staff of the Picton School, Pontfaen." The church at Jabes, as well as the district generally, has sustained a great loss by the departure of this worthy. Baptism.-On a rcent Sunday morning, in the Gwaun River, the rite of baptism was administered when three candidates were immersed by the respected and diligent pastor, the Rev J LI Morris, in the presence of a large concourse of people. A Good Sign.—It is gratif\ ing to find that matters relative to the temperance movement are beginning to wear a brighter, aspect in this valley. Since the outbreak of the recent religious revival in the place, sobriety has prevailed to a great extent, and consequently much less mischief is done. As showing her love and zeal for sobriety and temperance, as well as God's cause in general, Mrs Mary James, of the Smith's Arms, Pontfaen, has given public-house keeping, and the sign has been removed.
MARRIAGES. Oct. 20th, at St Michaels, in-the-Hamlet, by the Rev A F Thornhill, M.A., Robert Arthur E Huxley, youngest son of John Huxley, Liverpool, to Lucy Emma, only daughter of Capt John Harries, Liverpool, late of Good- wick Bridge.
—Hermon, Abepgwaun.- Cynhelir y Bedwerydd EISTEDDFOD Flynyddol yn y Capel uchod -NOS NADOLIG, 1906- Beirniad y Canu Mr J. R. EVANS, G. & L., —Trecynon.— Prif ddarn (i gorau o 20 i 26 mewn rhif), Yr Haf.Gwobr 93. Corau Meibion (ddim dan 16 mewn rhif) 'Dewrion Feibion Gwalia."—Gwobr, £1 10s. Corau Plant (20 i 2it), Rejoice in the Lord and be glad."—Gwobr, 15s. Programmes i'w cael yn Swyddfa'r I Echo' id yr un. WANTED, a strong willing Kitchen- maid.— Apply, Mrs WILLIAMS, Cefuydre.
NEWPORT, PEM. Mr D J Thomas, Cromlech House, intends running a coach daily to Fishguard and Goodwick. Particulars in due course.—Advt. Additional Service.—A conveyance will leave Newport at 2 o'clock daily with passen- y I gers and goods for the 4 20 express to Lon- don from Goodwick and to meet the 4 o'clock ordinary train. The mails will run as usual and a conveyance will leave Newport every Monday morning at 7.30.—James Thomas, Angel Temperance Hoiel, Newport.—Advt. Temperance Meetings.—At the Temper- ance Hall, Cardigan, on Monday of last week solos were rendered most capably by the two daughters, Misses Millie and Gerty Nicholas, of Mr and Mrs T Nicholas, Olive Cottage, St Dogmaels, formerly of Newport. Like many Newportians the two sisters named are expert musicians. Rice Throwing.—Another correspondent of the Echo writes confirming the state- ments made in this column last week anent the dangerous practice of rice throwing at weddings. In the instance mentioned the vigorous • fusilade' of rice quite turned gladness to gloom consequent upon what occurred at the entrance to the chapel after the ceremony. Thanksgiving Services.—On Wednesday the chapels of Bethlehem, Ebenezer, and I Tabernacle held thanksgiving services and were numerously attended. If all com- munities paid the same diligent attention to religious devotions as Newportians and those of the adjoining places, there would be little room for disquietude and dissension among the sects. Marriages.—If all the marriages taking place in aud around the ancient borough are heaven-made then there is true happiness in store for the men and maidens. Since the last, recorded in this column, several contracts have been completed, while others are pend- ing.-Miss Evans, Spring Gardens, leaves for Dowlais next week to be united in the holy bonds of matrimony to the Kev Edward Jones, M.A.,Werndew Mill, Dinas, who is the popular pastor of a large and influential chapel at Dowlais. The bride-elect is one of Newports' most amiable fair, and the bride- groom is well-known as an apt student, scholar and minister. All unite in best wish- es for their welfare.—It is said that before lung all the marriageable young fair in New- port will have joined the -1 noble majority of the earth's populatien and that bachelors in search of wives, will have perforce, to seek partners elsewhere. However that may be the numerous weddings certainly testify to the value of Newport's fair daughters as wives.—One of the least expected weddings took place on Saturday morning last at Pen- ybryn. The bride, Miss James, West View, was engaged at the prayer meeting at Beth- lehem as usual on the previous evening, everyone present, but herself, oblivious of the happy event on the morrow. It is said that II she gave out a hymn and introduced the reading of the first verse with complacent devotion. Be that as it may, scarcely any- one became acquainted with the marriage until they witnessed the contracting parties leave Newport early un Saturday morning. Mr W Edwards, Brinkyn, was the other party to the contract. The Rev D J Evans, the popular Bethlehem pastor, officiated in the presence of the registrar. Miss Davies (niece), was the bridesmaid, and Mr Ben Evans, Clover Hill, Dinas, was bestman, and the bride was given away by her brother, Mr James James. Afterwards the happy pair drove away to Cardigan and entrained for Abercanaid to spend the honeymoon. May joy wait upon them.—Also on Saturday last the marriage took place of Mr James Bowen, retired farmer, Penrhiw, and Miss Maria Lewis, Garfeth, at JJethania Chapel, Cardigan, by the Rev J Williams, pastor, by license. After the ceremony luncheon was partaken of at the Commercial Hotel. The capital equippage was supplied by the Commercial Hotel, Newport. We join with their many friends in wishing the couple all happiness.— Aaother wedding of a local party takes place duriug the present week. Illness.-kVe regret to state that Miss Havard, a daughter of Mr John Havard, continues in a somewhat weakly condition causing relatives mnch auxiety. Outer Darkness.—Owing to the illness of the lamplighter the paraffin glow lights have not shown their usual lustre, the town being in outer darkness in the evenings. Demise —Friends will regret to learn ot the demise at the early age of 26, of Mrs Francis Foley James, wife of Mr D James, signalman on the G.W.R. Railway at Crymmych Arms, which took place recently. Deceased who was a native of Newport, was highly esteemed by all who kuew her and we join in sympathy with the bereaved husband. Fiood.-During the recent flood a valuable colt belonging to Mr John Evans, Hendre, Crosswell, was carried away and drowned. The Fair.—Perhaps the fair of last week stands out as about the dullest and uninter- esting yet held. Few buyers aud fewer cattle and horses were observed while tbe merry. making was perceptably in the minor key throughout. Once the place is linked up more closely with Fishguard the fair will loose much of its old time characteristics. St Mary's Harvest Home.—Very bright and inspiring were the harvest thanksgiving services held last week. On Wednesday evening the Rev A Britten, vicar of Garselas, preached in English and Welsh, before a large congregation. On Thursday morning cl 9 there was early celebration of Holy Com- munion and at 10.30 the service was intoned by the Rev J 0 Evans, vicar of Nevern, and Hopkins' Te Deum sung most ably by the choir under the skilled leadership of Mr H R Felix. The evening service was intoned by tbe rector, the Rev D G Phillips, M.A R.D., and tbe lessons were read by the Rev Evans, Aberayron, and who with the Rev A Britten delivered powerful and convincing sermons. Most devotional and tuneful was the anthem 0 na folianeot yr Argiwydd rendered by the choir again led by Mr Felix. Needless to state both conductor and choris- ters excelled themselves and they deserve praise. Collections were for church ex- penses. Exceptionally beautiful were the interior decorations of fruit, flowers, and vegetables, mosses and variagated foliage. It would be invidious to single out anyone section for special mention so excellent and artistic was the whole, and reflected the highest credit on the good taste of the ladies concerned. These were as follows Mrs Phillips; rectory, Mrs H R Felix, Mrs Thomas, West End, Mrs and Miss James, Market-street, Miss Rainey, and the Misses Bosvile, Cotham Lodge, Miss Lindsey, Miss Grace Williams, and Miss Gretta Daniel, all of whom are to be heartily congratulated on tbe pleasing display. Abundant flowers and exotics were supplied from the LI w yngwair nurseries for the decorations. Mention must also be made of the fair organists Miss Brown and Miss Hughes, who acquitted themselves in a manner that denoted most painstaking care and skill. Berry Hill.-Mr Brown who, it may in- terest Newportians to learn, is a cousin of Capt E Davies, of the turbines St. David and i St. Patrick,' at Fishguard harbour, has succeeded in putting Berry Hill house and farmstead already in good order. The stock from Castlemartin has won general admira- tion. The Ma yoralty.-Affer a lengthy holiday spell tbe mayor and mayoress of Newport, Capt and Mrs Mathias, have returned to Ondara House, Parrog. Sir Marteine Lloyd, Bart, lord of the Barony of Kemes, has elected Capt Mathias as mayor for the ensuing year and that he will fulfil the honoured office with dignity becoming the position goes without saying. The mayoral banquet follows the court leet on Friday, November 9th.—The court leet of the barony of Kemes was held at Velindre last week. Mr D Davies, steward,was present and the fore- man of the Bayvil jury was Mr J Lloyd, Salutation. The jury for Kernes was after- wards sworn Mr Lloyd again being foreman. A patch of common was assigned Mr John Jenkins, of Mirianog, and the members after- W R. ril Q nartnnlr nf liinp.h Sea Notes.—Messrs Clement Davies and Evan Jones, Spring Hill, left the town on Tuesday to join their ships. Town Improvements.—At an early date I the mayor will call a meeting of the town improvements committee when the financial I statement will be prepared.
MELINE. The Harvest Festival was held at St Dog- maels church on Friday, the 19r.b inst. The service was effectively read by the Rev 1 Morgan, Vicar of Eglwyswrw, and impressive sermons were preached by the Rev J 0 Evans, vicar of Nevern, and the Rev E Huhes, vicar of Bettws Evan. Suitable harvest hyms were sung under the able leadership of Mr D Griffiths, College. The church was tastefully decorated by Miss Maggie Griffiths, Wenallt, Mrs Davies and Miss Davies, The Rectory, Mrs Francis, Hen- llan, Miss Davies, and Mr D Davies, Fiynon- las. Contributions of corn, flowers, and vegetables for the decorations were kindly supplied by the Rev I Morgan, the vicarage, Eglwyswrw, Mrs Edwards, Glandwr-gauol, a the Misses S and H Thomas, Carllan, Egiwys- wrw, Mr J Francis, Henllan, Mr D Davies, Ffynonlas, the Misses Lloyd, Temple Bar, and Mrs Davies, The Rectory. There was a very large congregation. The offertory was devoted towards defraying church expenses.
CASTLEMORRIS. Good News—Mr George Evans, son of Mr and Mrs W Evans, Swan Inn, Fisbguard, will shortly open business at this place as general smith. He has had a wide experience and we have no doubt that his advent to the place will be a boon to the district generally, particularly to farmers, and that he will have a generous share of support goes without saying.
NEVERN. Marriage.—The marriage took place on Friday morning last of Mr J H Jones, Kerry, Montgomeryshire, engine-driver on the Cam- brian Railways, and Miss May Richards, second daughter of Mr and Mrs J Richards, Ivy Bush, Novern, at Kerry Parish Church, the vicar, the Rev T Phillips officiating. Miss Maggie Jones ^sister of the bridegroom), and Miss Jessie Smeaton, one of the bride's parti- cular friends, were the bridesmaids. There were several other friends present including Miss Gladys Jones, and Mr T 0 Brown, Kerry. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr Johnnie Richards, and the bride- groom was attended by Mr E Swannick as bestman. The service was fully choral, the organist and choir being in attendance, and left the church amid showers of confetti, the good wishes of numerous friends, the bells pealing merrily and cannons roaring. The wedding breakfast was kindly given at the Vicarage by the Rev T and Mrs Phillips, the room having been nicely decorated with suit- able inscriptions and the table with flowers. Both bride and bridegroom were the recipients of numerous and costly presents from friends far and near. A singular coincidence was the cheerful song of a robin which flew into the church during the ceremony. The honey- moon is spent at Cardiff and other places in South Wales. We wish Mr and Mrs Jones long life and prosperity.
WILL OF THE LATE MR. JOHN WORTHINGTON. To the Editor of the County Echo.' Sir,—We have been desired by the executors of the late Mr John Worthington, of Glynymel, Fishguard, to say that the statement of the contents of that gentleman's will which appeared, under the heading of Local Wills,' in your paper a tew days ago is very inaccurate. We may especially refer to the alleged bequest of R16,000 and Glynymel to Mr Robert Chambers, the fact being that Mr Chambers is left £2,000 only, in addition to the residue.—We are, &c., EATON-EVANS & WILLIAMS. Haverfordwest, October 22nd, 1906.
WANTED, a strong working GIRL as TV Kitchen-maid, Apply, Trecwn, Letter ston,
I LLANWNDA. I A, Smart Promotion.—The many friends and aquaintances of Mr D Llewhe'.in, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Llewhelin, Brestgarn, will, we are sure, join in congratulations to him on his promotion to the position of cashier at the London and Provincial Bank at Machynlleth. It is only six years since he entered the bank at Builth, where he was highly respected by both officials and custom- ers, and where he remains to the present time. Mr Llewhelin received his education at Henner School, and at Fishguard County School. Demise.—We regret to have to chronicle the demise, which occurred on Saturday last, of Mr David Sambruck, Llanwnda, at the age of 23, after nearly two years of painful illness. For some time deceased was em- ployed on the Pier Works, but weakening health compelled him to relinquish his work as fitter. Consumption, that fell disease, was the cause of death. We sympathise with his bereaved parents.
CRUELTY TO DOGS. To the Editor of the 'County Echo.' Sir,—I hear that the Welsh shepherds punish their dogs by the very cruel method of seizing the poor animals by both ears and shaking them violently up and down, sometimes causing them to hold their heads on one side for weeks I This barbarity, besides the great suffering it causes, is likely to injure, temporarily or permanently, the ears, brains or neck musles of the unfortunate dogs. The atrociously severe thrashings and other punishments inflicted upon dogs are usually a mere brutal and cowardly venting of the anger, irritation and ill-temper aroused by some slight fault or mistake on the part of the dogs. Now dogs are very like children, and should never be punished in anger indeed they very rarely need punishment at all. Correction of faults, in order to teach them what to do and what not to do, is necessary, but it should be kind correction, never cruel or revengeful and dogs should never be beaten with sticks, kicked, shaken by the ears, knocked abuuc or roughly and savagely treated. Cruel punishment makes them confused and nervous, often sullen and obstinate. They can be taught so much better and more effectively by kindaess than by harshness. Dogs are marvell- ously clever, intelligent and quick to learn, and most willing and anxious to do what is required of them. They are very seldom wilfully dis- obedient wrong-doing is generally due to the carelessness of youth, to high spirits or to not quite understanding their duty. Patient, careful, kind teaching, not cruel punishment, is what they should receive. What must a dog think when the master, whose faithful companion he has been in hard toil, by day and night, in heat, cold and wet, in weariness, and often in semi-starvation, whom he so devotedly and lovingly serves, for some trivial error cruelly thrashes him or shakes him up and down by the ears ? A shepherd and his dog, so dependent upon each other, should be frieuds, not tyrant and slave. Dogs deserve better treatment than that which is too often their lot. A dog cruelly punished will serve from fear, not from love and desire to please. 1 hope the cruelty to which I allude will be discontinued. The R.S.P.C.A. might well look into this matter. Your obedient servant, C. A. M. BAILEY, October 22, 1906. Hon. Secretary. National Canine Defence League, 27, Regent-street, S.W.
TO BE LET BY TENDER, until Michael- mas 1907, TWO PASTURE FIELDS full of latter grass, containing six acres, two roods, ten perches, lately in the occupation of the late John Worthington, Esq.—Land- lord will pay all rates and tithes.—Fields to be grazed, and not mewn.—Tenders to be sent by the 27th instant to Mr JAMES THOMAS, Land and Estate Agent, 9 Victoria Place, Haverfordwest. Preliminary Announcement. THE FOURTH ANNUAL isteddfod Will be held at the —Baptist Chapel, Solva,- —On CHRISTMAS NIGHT, 1906- Musical Adjudicator- Mr. E. ANTHONY. Chief Choral, 20 to 25 voices, Enaid Cu, niae Dyfroedd Oerion (Isalaw). Male Y oice) 8 to 12 voices, "Ymdeithgan y Gorchfygwyr." Ladies' Choir, 9 to 12 voices, Cwsg f' Anwylyd, Cwsg." Children's Choir, Y Faner Wen." J. J. Jenkins, Hon. Secretary THE SLADE TIMBER YARD, FISHGUARD. J. M. GUILD (Late WM. WILLIAMS & SON), TIMBER MERCHANT, Has a Large and Varied Stock of Good Building Timber (in Red Pitch-pine,White and Spruce), Flooring Boards and Match-boards, Yellow Pine, Spruce, Archangel White, American White Wood, Carolina Pine and Oak- sawn Boards, Prepared Mouldings, com- prising Architraves, Sashes, Sills, Skirting Boards, &c., also Split and Sawn Roof and Ceiling Laths, Wire-cut and other Nails. Speciality—Welsh Oak, Ash, and Elm, Shafts, Spokes and Felloes, Shovel and Mattock Sticks, Ladders Cart Material cut to size. Wheelblocks turned and Gates and Bar- rows made to order. Estimates given to supply Buildings. OFFICES SLADE, FISHGUARD. FARM CART FOR SALE. TUMBRIL CART, with Tripples com- T plete, in excellent condition.—Apply to W R Carver, auctioneer, Fishguard. WANTED immediately, an Apprentice to the Bakery Trade.—Apply, F. J. Harries, Hamilton House, Fishguard. WANTED, respectable young Ladies as Apprentices and Improvers to the Drapery and Millinery also respectable youth as apprentice.- Thomas, Railway House, Fishguard.