The Fashions of the Moment. 1ST. o. TJEIOIVIAS Begs to announce that they have just returned from London with a Large Stock of DRAPERY AND MILLINERY Paris Models—Trimmed and Semi-Trimmed Straws and Crino- lines to suit all ages. Infants Millinery in great variety. Flowers, Feathers, Ospreys, Cabuchons, Millinery Beads and Sequins, now so much in vogue. I Costumes, Coats and Skirts in all the newest styles. A smart collection of Blouses in Silks, Laces, Nets, Delaines, Voiles, Cashmeres, Cambrics, and Embroidered AHover. The Fancy Department is well stocked with all that is Newest in Neckwear, Belts, Gloves, &c. The Gent's Department is well stocked in Men's, Youths, and Juvenile's Suits, Hats, Caps, Ties, Fronts, Collars, and Under- clothing, of every description. Before ordering your Spring and Summer Suits you are invited to cil and inspect my new ranges of Patterns for the coming Season. Value, Fit and Style cannot be beaten I assure you of our best attention at all times and solicit a con- tinuance of your valued support. Note Address- W. O. THOMAS, Railway House, West St., Fishguard, And Temple of Fashions, Newport, Pem. Clearance Sale BIVING UP BUSINESS The whole of my Stock of Boots & Shoes, &c., Must be clared as soon as possible, as I have decided to give up business, and special Bargains are offered. dOB HERBERT, Boot Warelxouse West Street, Fishguard. .r "r- High Street, Fishguard LEVI WILLIAMS & SON, PRACTICAL TAILORS, FOR LADIES AND MEN, Beg to thank their numerous customers for past favours, extending over a period of Half a Century, and beg to solicit a continuance ,of their kind patronage. A Grand Selection of SPRING and SUMMER PATTERS on view and for inspection. ø- Fit and Style Guaranteed. c- W. DAVIES & Co., Boot and Shoe Stores, Goodwiok, Have recently removed to LARGER and more CONVENIENT PREMISES and are now able to Supply BOOTS AND SHOES Of all Classes at the Lowest Possible Prices, and hopes are entertained that they will obtain a fair patronage from the inhabitants. Thanking for past favour GROCERY. -TheVergarn Stores, WEST STmf FISH6UARD, FOR Groceries and Provisions OF ALL KINDS. An entirely Fresh Stock. No old Goods kept. The Stock is of the Choicest possible kind. Nothing but the Best Stocked. Soliciting a continuance of the excellent public patronage already extended. J. D. WILLIAMS Coronation' Stores, GOODWICK THE BEST HOUSE FOR £ xoeet\es & lvovo%so%on5i High-class TEAS a speciality. A choice selection of Goods for Christmas Trade. FRUITS at lowest prices. Our Bread and Cakes are renowned for their qualities. Respectfully soliciting a continuance of public patronage and support. PLEASE NOTE ADDRESS- ARTHUR DAVIES, Coronation Stores, GOODWICK. The" CARTREil" Refreshment House, Higk-St, Fishcmrd Adjoining the Echo' Office Accommodation for Visitors. WELL-AIRED BEDS. Spacious and well-arranged Refreshment Room. large Room for Private Parties. Prompt Attendance. Moderate Charges L E. WILLIAMS, Proprietress) A. H. PECK, Watchmaker & Jemellef, « Vergam Terrace, FISHGUARD, I Begs to announce that he has commenced BUSINESS at the above address where he trusts that by personal attention and excellence of workmanship to merit a share of public patronage and support. London and Provincial Experience. J. I. Griffiths & Co., Gents' Mercers, Tailors, And Boot Stores, Beg to announce that they have OPENED Premises at Dyffryn And hope to receive a fair share of public —patronage.— Prices to suit all classes— Ladies Boots from 5s 1 id. Gents' from 4s 1 id Children's from 2s nd. Repairs done at the shortest notice. Town & Barrington, Fish Stores, Goodwick, Beg to inform, the inhabitants of Goodwick and District that they have OPENED STORES And are now able to supply Fried Fish, Dried and Shell Fish, and hope to obtain a fair patronage from the public. Orders strictly attended to. Oysters a speciality, Fried Fish and Chipped Potatoes every evening from 6 to 10.30 p.m. Parcels of Fish sent to any address, 7 lbs at 2s 6d carriage paid. Cleaned ready for the table. f Castle.. Stores Just arrived a Large quantity of JFvuit Of the Highest Ouality, viz.; Raisins, Currants, Sultanas, Stoned Raisins, Muscatells, Figs, Apples, Oranges, Grapes, Lemons, Dates, Metz Fruits, Almonds, Nuts, Lemon Citron, and Orange Peels. Chutney, Ourrie Powders, Blancmange, Custard Powders, &c. Self Raising and other Cake Flour. Essences, Vanilla, Lemon, Cochineal Almonds. Harris' Wiltshire Sausages, fresh daily; Cooked Hams, luncheon Sausages. Try our Welsh Hams. Huntley and Palmers Cakes & Biscuits. Dwyryd, Liptons, Home and Colonial Tower and Magnetic Teas. NOTE THE ADDRESS- W. D. GRIFFITHS, Castle St ores, FISHGU""P.RD. J. D. and Ben Thomas CABINET MAKERS AND UPHOLSTERElib., 88, Orcbard Stmt, Swansea (Opposite Central Police Station). Designs and Estimates Free Mr. Frederick o. Palmer, Associate of the Royal College of Organists (Certificates F.R.C.O., Practical Exam- ination the Associated Board of the Royal Academy and Royal College of Music the Incorporated Society of Musicians, London (honours), and Trinity College, London). GIVES laESSONS In Organ, Pianoforte, Voice Production and Theory of Music also personal or correspondence lessons in Har- mony, Counterpoint, etc. High Street, Fishguard. WELSH FLANNEL MRS. T. WILLIAMS, STATION ROAD, LETTERSTON, has a large Stock of Welsh Flannels for Under-wear and Dresses. See Patterns and Prices before buying elsewhere. Woods' Great Peppermint Cure for Coughs and Colds never fails. 1/12, 2/9. 2 Town Hall, Fishguard., A. J. HODGES (Associate of the Auctioneers' Institute) Auctioneer, Accountant, Valuer, House, Land and Commission Agent. Sales conduct 3d of House and Land Property, Agricultural Stock and Crop, Household Furniture, &c. Agent for the Chief Life, Fire, I Accident, Plate Glass and Live Stock Insurance Societies. Agent for the ivell-known Dublin and Wicklow Manures- Stores-Near Fishguard Post Office. PARISH OF DINAS. I Sale of Freehold Property. MESSRS. DAVIES AND THOMAS have been instructed to Offer for Sale by Public Auction at the GLAN HOTEL, DINAS CROSS, on FRIDAY, MAY 14th, 1909, at 3 p.m. subject to conditions then and there read, all that desirable FREEHOLD HOLDING Known as JERM1N containing by admeasure- ment Four Acres, One Rood and Twenty Three Perches or thereabouts, situate in the parish of Dinas, in the County of Pembroke. The Property comprises Seven small Fields which contain a good supply of water. Im- mediate possession can be arranged. For further particulars apply to the Auctioneers; Mr. GEORGE DAVIES, Garn, Dinas Cross, or or to Mr W. J. VAUGHAN, Solicitor, Fish- guard. FISHGUARD COUNTY SCHOOL. THE Governors of the above-named school invite Tenders for the painting of all wood work and railing, colouring of walls and ccilings, and repairing of damaged plastering, &c. The work to be done during the month of August next. Further particulars can be obtained from the Headmaster. Sealed Tenders (marked on the outside tenders for painting), to be forwarded to the undersigned on or before June ist, igog. D. W. LEWIS, May 5th, 1909. Tower Hill, Fishguard. Preliminary. Announcement. Hermon Chapel, Fishguard tb Fishguard Cboral Socktp WILL HOLD A GRAND CONCERT At the above Chapel (kindly lent for the occasion) On Wednesday, May 26, 1909 Chairman—E. D. JONES, Esq., J.P. Reserved Tickets, 2s 6d. Plan of Chapel to be seen at the Echo" Shops, and also with the secretary, Mr H. B. GEORGE, Chemist. Fuller particulars later. West Street, Fishguard. H. PATTERSON, Dry, Wet and Fried Fish Merchant. ARRIVALS DAILY- Lemon Soles, 4d per lb. Hake, Cod, Etc., 3d per lb guaranteed perfectly fresh. Smoked Haddocks, 4td per lb. Our Speciality-Fillets, 5d per lb Bloaters, Kippers. &c., at lowest market prices. A continuance of your favours solicited Fried Fish and Chip Potatoes from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. We do not use oil for frying, hence the unique flavour of Qur Chips." Central Stores, Main Street, Fishguard. BIacbllPn Owen Beg to announce that they will Open the above Premises THURSDAY NEXT, MAY 13th With a Choice Selected Stock of Groceries &-Provisions of Tip Top Quality. CORN, FLOUR, MEALS, &c., at Lowest Possible Prices, and hope, by careful and personal attention to all orders entrusted to their care, to merit a share of public support. By way of celebrating the event they will make a SPECIAL OFFER to the First few hundred Customers, particulars of which will appear next week. Blackburn & Owen, CENTRAL STORES, FISHGUARD. PUNCHESTON Supply Stores. WM. EVANS Begs to thank his numerous customers for the splendid support accorded him in the past and solicits a continuance of their patronage. Large stock of China Goods, also Paints, Oils, Wall-Papers, Varnishes, &c All I ask is comparison in Price and Quality. Top Pice for Eggs all the year round. Carriage Harness for Sale. FOR SALE, a first class set of Silver- Mounted full size Carriage Harness, in first class condition, suit horse 15 hands or over, cost 10 guineas accept £5 5s.- Apply, Echo" Offices, High-street, Fish- guard. TO LET, that old established and well- known business house in Main-street, Fishguard, and now occupied by Mr D Co'rnock. This house is large and has spac- ious rooms and well suited for either resi- dential or business purposes. For full parti- culars apply to Mr D Cornock, on the premises. "GOODWICK, PEM. ITlOR SALE, a Valuable Freehold BUILD- X. ING PLOT situate in the centre of the above rapidly rising town, having a frontage of 23 feet or thereabouts to the main road with a depth of about 92 feet. Full particulars may be obtained on appli- cation to A. J. HODGES, Auctioneer, &c., Town Hall, Fishguard. Cambrian Square, Fishguard. J Important Sale of Grand Young Pure Shrop- shire Brooding Ewes and Lambs. W. R. CARVER Has been instructed by Mr Daniel Bevan, of Goodwick (who is giving up sheep farming) I to Sell by Auction (without reserve On Thursday, May 6th, 1909 At the Cambrian Square, Fishguard, the following Sff-jSJEXIESESF 17 Prime ybang breeding owes, together with about 25 strong lambs in lots to suit pur- chasers the whole flock are in sound, healthy condition, and are of a pure Shropshire breed. I Sale to commence at 12.3C. Credit on I Conditions. Market Square, Fishguard. Highly Important Saie of Valu tble Modern and Antique Household Fuinituie. I W. R. CARVER Has been instructed by Mrs Thomas, who is leaving for America, to Sell by Auction On THURSDAY, MAY 6th, 1909 The whole of the valuable Hous ehold Tcr* EFFECTS Sale to commence at 12 o'clock sharp. Terms-CASH. GOODWICK, Pembrokeshire. IMPORTANT SALE OF FREEHOLD DWELLING HOUSE. W. R. CARVER Has been instructed by Capt. Lewis Williams to Sell by Auction at the GLENDOWER HOTEL,. GOODWICK, On Tuesday, May 11th, 1909 Subject to the Conditions of Sale then and there read, all that Newly Erected PRIVATE DWELLING HOUSE With the Outbuildings, Yard & Gardens belonging thereto, situate at Goodwick, below the road leading off Goodwick Hill (above the Church). The premises have a frontage to such road of 53ft. 6in., or thereabouts, and a depth on the North side of 88ft., or thereabouts, and on the South side of 83ft. or thereabouts. The Dwelling House consists of two large sitting rooms, kitchen, pantry, coal-house, w.c., three large bedrooms, bathroom with hot and cold water laid on, and a large hot air clothes cub- board. The site is extensive and there is ample room for further building if desired. The Auctioneer begs to draw attention to this sale of a superior Dwelling House, which has just been completed no expense having been spared to secure the best materials and finish. The property commands a grand view of Fisbguard Harbour and the surrounding country, and for a private residence the position is second to none. Immediate possession may be obtained, and most of the purchase iiiouey may remain on mortgage if desired. Sale to commence at 3 o'clock sharp. A plan of the House and Grounds may be seen, and further particulars may be obtained on application to the Auctioneer, or Air. W. J. VAVGHAN, Solicitor, Fishguard COWS WANTED. WANTED, three or four Castlemartin or W Short Horns Cows incalf or with calfs at foot, from five to six years old state full particulars with lowest prices.—Apply, LEWIS, Salt Merchant, Merthyr. TO LET, Grazing Land at Llanstinan, in excellent grass. Apply for particulars to R. Griffiths, Esq., Llanstinan Hall, Letter ston. TENDERS are invited for carrying out necessary REPAIRS at Stoneiiall Mill, St Lawrence.—Apply for fuller particulars at Llwynon, Vergam Terrace, Fishguard. TENDERS are invited for Carpenter's Work on Four Dwelling Houses. Plans and specifications may be seen with Mr Thos. Williams, contractor, Sea View House, Let- terston, to whom tenders are to be. sent. WANTED, Tenders for the building of an Earth Wall.—Apply for all par- ticulars to W. WILLIAMS, Penrhyw, Dinas Cross. TO LET, No. 8, Hill-street, Goodwick, containing six large rooms, with out- offices.-Apply, Geo. Thomas, 6, Hill-street, Goodwick. HOUSE TO LET at Vergam Terrace, Fishguard. Hot and cold water, and all conveniences, apply V J G Johns, Fish- guard. WANTED, a Man-servant for small farm must be able to milk.—Apply, St Dogwells Vicarage, Wolfscastle, Pem. LAND TO LET.—The Mill and Fraich Fields, containing over ten Acres of good Pasture Land, with water and well- fenced. Possession 29th September.—Apply, George Bennett & Co., Fishguard. TO BE LET, in the Parish of Dinas, the Farms of GARNFACH and BRYN- NIWL, containing 32 acres. Possession at Michaelmas.—Apply Mrs Rees, Cilwenen. FOR SALE, good MANURE, from the Commercial Hotel Stables, Fishguard. MILK for Sale; 8d per gallon delivered at Fishguard Station.—Apply to E. Skyrne, Lower Farm, Lamphey, S.O. LAND TO LET.—Good pasture near the town of Fishguard.—Apply, Echo Offices. WANTED, at once, an Apprentice to the Shoeing and General Smith work.— Apply to George Evans, Slade Forge, Fish- guard. MORRIS, Carriage Builder, Fishguard, has T OR SALE two light Fruit Carts also one new Spring Cart. FOR SALE, about Four Tons of Meadow HAY, harvested in splendid condition. Apply, L. H. John, Mount Pleasant, Trevine. WANTED, a Man to attend to horse and a few cows, garden and Rectory grounds, and to make himself generally use- ful good cottage and garden and fields as part of wages. -Apply, The Rector, Letterston COAL.—Now unloading, the schooner Conovium," with a cargo of the Best Large Bamfurlong COAL, at 2is 6d per ton at the yard. Also expected daily, the Eleanor," with a cargo of the Best Screened Liverpool COAL, at 20S per ton at the yard (of 20 cwts. to the ton). Early orders will obiige. Jackson Bros., Coal Merchants, Fishguard and Goodwick. FOR SALE. — Three Wooden Cottages. Size of kitchen, 21 feet square also 2 bedrooms and stove in each cottage. Can be remQved in sections. Suitable for stables or stores.—Apply to E. Jackson, Grange, Fish- guard. TO LET, at Michaelmas next, the Rhewig Farm.—For particulars, apply to Mrs Harries, Tregwynt, Letterston, S.O. TO LET, with immediate possession, DWELLING HOUSE at Wallis-street, Fishguard.—Apply, W. L. Williams, Main- street, Fishguard. TO LET/ Pendock House, Lower Town, Fishguard.—Apply to Rev. James Lamb. ANTYWIZACH.-TO let, Part Banal, 12 P acres, full of grass.—Apply, W. G. James, Pantyphilip. MILLINERY.- Wanted Improvers and Apprentices.—Apply, Mrs Lloyd, The Bon Marche, Fishguard. ITIO LET, Dwelling House and Garden at Heol Dyfed," Windy Hall (Fishguard Building Club rent, 6s per week inclusive immediate possession.—Apply, A. J. HODGES, Auctioneer, Town Hall, Fishguard. A Public Apology. To Mr S. H. Richards Scales, Jour- nalist, 8 Penslade, Fishguard. WE, the undersigned, Bert Morgan and V ▼ Ewart Price, both oi West Street, Fishguard, do hereby humbly apologise to you for having assaulted you on Saturday night last, the first instant, at West Street, Fishguard, and we beg to tender you our sin- cere regret for having thus caused you injury and loss, and agree to compensate you for the loss sustained and the legal costs incurred by you, and to publish this Apology in the County Echo at our our expense. Dated this fifth day of May, 1909. (Signed) E. PRICE. B. MORGAN. T WILLIAM THOMAS, of Kensington j Street, Fishguard, do hereby Apologise to you for having been the cause of the assault made upon you in West Street on the first inst. Dated this fifth day of May, 1909. I (Signed) W. THOMAS. I Witness—W. EVANS, Solicitor, Fishguard.
ENTRE NOUS. [By "THE SUB."] The special meeting of the Urban Council convened for the purpose of considering the arrangements for the formation of the new petty sessional and licensing division reached a decision whose wisdom and justice will commend themselves to all the reoidents within the area affected, and it is sincerely to be trusted that the magistrates with whom the ultimate decision rests will accord to the representations of the Council that weight which they unquestionably merit. An absen- tee clerk, who only visited the town upon days set apart for sittings of the Bench, would be an anomaly, for it would be necessary for him to emproy a deputy to issue summonses and warrants, and to take charge of. intermediate courts before which prisoners would be brought. That deputy would, al- most inevitably, be a solicitor, and it would be passing strange that, if he were capable of discharging the duties appertaining to the office, he should be obliged to accept the sub- ordinate position whilst the supericr one, to- gether with its emoluments, was conferred upon a non-resident, We have five resident practitioners, and it is felt locally that one of these should be appointed. If not, the pres- ent unnecessary and expensive system of re- mand will have to be continued, thereby robbing the new regime of much of the bene- fit which is expected to accrue from its in- troduction. ? ? -:? The recommendation that the gentleman appointed should be conversant with the Welsh language is an eminently sensible one. After all, the Clerk is the most important in- dividual in a magisterial court, and it is of primary importance that he should hear testi- mony first-hand without the intermediation of any interpreter, who may or may not be intimately acquainted with the laws of evi- dence, or with the niceties of shades, of ex- pression essentially to be studied in judicial life. On the other hand, it is not to be as- sumed that such a qualification on the part of the Clerk will enable translation to be dis- pensed with. Depositions will still have to be taken in English. Furthermore, if evid- ence were accepted in Welsh, and no trans- lation were provided, the Press would be severely handicapped, and publicity--one of the greatest deterrents to evil-doing—would suffer proportionately. What is needed locally is more, rather than less, publicity there is already far too great a tendancy in one court with which we are familiar tQ put in certificates, letters, etc., without their con- tents being divulged to anybody except those immediately concerned and I sincerely hope that this policy will be rigidly eschewed in the new division. Another matter which might advantageously receive the attention of to- morrow's meeting of magistrates, is the fix- ing of the sessions upon a convenient date. Tuesday should, in any case, be avoided as inconvenient to learned gentlemen practising in the locality, inasmuch as- it frequently clashes with County Courts and with Assizes and Quarter Sessions. ? ? Reverting to the special council-meeting it is interesting to note the paradox that, al- though fully half the proceedings were, tech- nically, out of order, it was, literally, one of the most orderly yet held. The members had but one object before them, they were un- animous upon the general principle involved, and they expeditiously found a modus vivendi in connection with matters of detail. Never- theless, it would be decided advantage if the Chairman refused to permit any discussion (including questions and answers) until a resolution has been properly placed before the meeting and duly seconded. If it served no other purpose, it would enable the reports of the proceedings to appear in the Press in a more lucid form than is at present the case. -S -S <? The particulars which appear in another column descriptive of the state of Fishguard and Goodwick in the days when bluff King William—the fourth of his ilk-ruled the land, will be perused with general interest, especially by those who hold decided views- either favourable or otherwise-upon the subject of the creation of a Greater Fish- guard. Little did the commissioners respon- sible for the compilation of these statistics forsee the changes to be eflected seventy years later-changes which might have been even greater but for the recommendations which they, in their wisdom, saw fit to lay before Parliament. i* o i: ;¡. The action of the Coroner of Barrow-in- Furness in declining to accept a recommen- dation as part of a verdict, and the refusal of the jury to modify its findings, once again direct attention to the anomalous state of the law relating to public inquests. Since the jurors have been bound over to appear before the judge at the next assizes, this specific matter is presumably sub judice, but the fact that a Royal Commission is at present in- vestigating the whole subject from a general point of view opens a loophole of escape, and, at an early date, I shall have a great deal to say concerning a state of affairs which endows the lowest of judicial authorities with powers denied to a judge of assize, and provides opportunities for gross abuses of prerogative should the occupant of the office happen to be endowed with an autocratic disposition. These remarks are, however, witheld pending the publication, amidst the Reminiscences now appearing in these pages, of the story of how successive journalists strove to maintain their professional rights against one such autocrat, the ultimate result being "honours even." ? S- ? It is an infinite pity that those who rush into print do not always pay sufficient atten- tion to the subject-matter which they attempt to criticise. Thus," Ex-Flatfoot" remarks, in the last issue of the Echo," some one seems to kick up a dust about a few Terriers we have in Fishguard." Now, the only per- son who has raised the issue is myself, and, if my critic had taken greater care to analyse what I actually wrote, he would have ob- served that, so far from kicking up a dust," my sole objective was to prevent the oc- currence of circumstances which would justify any person in authority doing so. It is a matter of supreme indifference to me whether men wearing His Majesty's uniform are per- mitted to attend political gatherings or not. All I have done is to express my opinion- subject to correction-that such conduct is contrary to martial law. Writing off the book, I do not believe that, at the outset, I made use of the term King's Regulations," although it may, possibly, have occurred in my second article "upon the subject. Be that, however, as it may, I can only regard as a distinct quibble the attempt now made to differentiate between such Regulations and a General Order by the Commander-in-Chief. The point at issue is, not what is the tech- nical description of the alleged ban, but does it exist ? My opinion is that it does, but I do not pose as any authority upon the subject, and am quite prepared to accept correction upon the point, provided always that it be of a convincing character. I am indebted to the two gentlemen who have endeavoured to elucidate the subject, but am bound to point out that, so far, they have adduced no evi- dence, except such as is of a purely circum- stantial nature.
FISHGUARD. COAL AND CULM at Lower Fishguard. A good supply of best Screened Coal and Culm will always be kept in stock, at lowest possible prices. Orders respectfully solicited.—Apply, J. Ayres (T Lamb), Lower Fishguard.
Spring Signs.—With the advent of May the lighting of the public thoroughfares of the town ceases, and the lanterns have been removed from the standards and stored. Sewerage Scheme.—The tapping of a small spring in connection with the sewerage works has had a curious result. Though not of very great volume, its persistency has com- pletely filled the manhole at the end of the French Walk, with the result that it has over- flowed, and shallow trenches have had to be cut in the surface of the road in order to carry off the water. This is due to the fact that the manhole, which is situate at the 'foot of a very steep gradient has not yet been connected with the outfall, and the water can consequently find no other means of egress. Tabernacle.—The yearly meetings at this place of worship will be held on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday next, when Proff T Rees, M.A„ Bala-Bangor, and Rev D R Davies, Rhydyceisiaid, are expected to offici- ate. Order of services :—Saturday, 6.30 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m., and 2, and 6 p.m. Monday, 6.30 p.m. Scleddy.—Particulars of a preliminary in- vestigation into charges of theft alleged to have been perpetrated at the Gate House Inn, Scleddy, will be found reported in another column. New^Petty Sessional Division.- Elsewhere in this issue will be found reference to the arrangements which are being made with the object of giving effect to the decision of Quarter Sessions to create a new petty session- al division with headquarters at Fishguard. Abergwaun's Adversaries,—The following is the list of choirs entered for the National Eisteddfod of Wales at the Albert Hall, Lon- don, in the second choral competition Skewen Music Lovers, Fishguard Bay Choral Union, Grangetown United Choral Society, Cefn Mawr Choral Society, The Southport Choir, Pentre and Treorchy United Choral Society, Portsmouth Excelsior Temperance Choral Society, Coleford Philharmonic Society, Briton Ferry Choral Society, Willes- den District Choir, Nantlle Vale United Choir, Mr A G Gibb's Choir (London). Illness.—We regret to announce the pro- longation of the severe illness of Mrs Lydia Griffiths, Goodwick House, who has been seriously ill for some time past. Mrs Griffiths, who is in her 93rd year, is well-known and highly respected by all, and the sincere wish of her many friends is that she will soon recover. Concert.—A grand concert will be held under the auspices of the Fishguard Bay Choral Society in Hermon Chapel on Friday the 28th inst, the object being to raise funds towards the Society's expenses to London to compete at the Welsh National Eisteddfod. The society, and its talented conductor (Mr E Anthony) are deserved of encouragement and support, and we trust that Hermon Chapel will be packed on the occasion of the concert. Social.—A social in aid of the piano and library fund of the Council School will be held in the Temperance Hall 011 Friday eve- ning, commencing at 8 o'clock. A pro- gramme of dance music will be provided, as will also games for those unacquainted with the terpsichorean art, and refreshments for all. P.R.G.A.—The local Territorials turned out an Wednesday evening for the first time in marching-out uniforms, presenting a re- markably spick-and-span appearance. The instruction drill which was to have taken place at South Hook Fort, Milford, on Satur- day last, was subsequently cancelled. Presentation. As announced in a recent issue, it has been unanimously decided by the members of the Tabernacle Church to present their esteemed pastor Rev. W Morlais Davies—with a testimonial as a token of their appreciation of his faithful labours in their midst for the lengthy period of thirty years. Mr Davies has always preached the Word of God in its purity and true light, and has, by his exemplary character, done all in his power to advance his fellow-men. Being a very able musician, he has rendered much valuable assistance in developing the musical talent of this locality, and for several years was a successful conductor of the Fishguard Choral Society. Mr Davies' many good qualities as a minister of the Gospel, as well as his excellent public service in various ways, deserve recognition, and we very heartily commend the movement to the notice of our readers. A committee has been formed with the object of carrying the project through successfully. The chairman is Mr T Perkins, Hendrewen, while the secretarial duties are in the hands of Mr J G Martin, jeweller, the treasurer being Mr Francis A Davies, Paris House. Condolence.— General sympathy will be extended to Mr Richards, of the Royal Oak in the bereavement which he has sustained by the death-reported in the Newport col- umn- of his sister-in-law. Furze Fire.—At about nine o'clock last (Tuesday) night a gorse fire broke out on Pen- slade' We have not yet had the opportunity of examining the damage but, judging by the size and volume of the blaze, it must be fairly considerable, and we trust that on this occasion somebody will be brought to book. It is useless placing resolutions to prosecute upon the Council minute-book unless they be enforced Road Metal.—The working of road metal has been recommenced in the Council's quarry upon Penslade, and hand breaking has been resorted to as a consequence of the Council's commendable offer to pay the contractor six- pence extra per yard provided this be done, the object being to provide employment for local labour. Cantata.—On the first Thursday in July the scholars at the Council School will give a performance of the cantata entitled the Villiage Children." Fuller particulars will be given later. Personal.— The numerous friends of Mr Roderick Harries will learn with pleasure that he returned to Fishguard on Tues- day to take up duties as manager of the grocery department at the Supply Stores for Mr Francis. Tredavid -On Friday evening a well atten- ded concert was given at this institution, an excellent programme being submitted and enthusiastically applauded by the auditory. Anglers Note!—A dead horse is at present lying in one of the best trout ponds in the Gwaun at Lower Town, and, in view of the great extent to which trout-fishing is now being indulged in, it behoves the local anglers to take immediate action, and see what measures can be devised for securing the removal of the car- case. Great Gardening Feat.—One of the numer- ous amateur gardeners so often met with in High-street was rather disconcerted with the results of his experiments this week. This particular gentleman, having heard that soot was good for destroying snails, etc., applied this remedy rather plentifully to his budding cress etc. The soot and snads are still there but the cress is gone A Coast-Guard J.P.—Under this heading, 'Home Chat,' for the current week publishes a portrait article concerning Lieut John Williams, J.P., who is a son of a retired coast- guard who formerly resided at Windy Hall. The Budget.—Messrs Robert Lewis wish to announce that owing to increased duty on British and Foreign Spirits, they have been compelled to advance their prices accordingly.
The Lower Town Mystery. Supposed Corpse Sighted. There now appears, unfortunately, to be little doubt that the Solva sailor, Gwynne Martin- whose mysterious disappearance was recorded in our last issue-has met with his death by drowning. It now transpires that the story of the picking up of the boat by a launch near the power- house at 10.30 p.m. on the Wednesday-is with- out foundation, its actual discovery and salvage being effected by Mr David Lewis, of Penslade, at 5.55 a.m. the following day, in the vicinity of the lifeboat slip. On Monday evening the sailing vessel 'Fame,' of Bridge water, entered the Lower Town har- bour at about 6 o'clock, and the captain repor- ted having, when outside Penanglas, seen a body drifting out to sea, but, owing to the strong wind which prevailed, he had been unable to make any effort to recover it. It is presumed that this must have been the body of the unfortunate man.
May Day at Goodwick. May was this year ushered in locally with cloudless sky and brilliant sunshine, albeit the apparent metereological conditions were 6 deceptive for there, was a decided touch of winter cold in the wind, and this was, un- fortunately, responsible for the curtailment of the annual festival at Goodwick. Nevertheless, the spectacle was an attrac- tive one, and exceptional credit is due to Mr Evan Anthony, the headmaster of Henner School, and his staff of assistants, for the deep interest which they evince in the retention of a ceremony which has elsewhere been per- mitted to'fall into desuetude. The muster, which took place at the schools in the presence of a large gathering of pa- rents and other interested spectators, was a large one, consisting of some 160 boys and about 140 girls. Costumes differed greatly, but there was a marked predominant floral' note, strictly in keeping with the traditions of the day. Each child wore a sash-orange being the prevalent hue—whilst festoons of primroses and cowslips were on all hands conspicuous adornments. Each child pre- sented a smart appearance and, despite the marked versatility, a harmonious sequence prevailed through all. The May Queen was Miss Bessie Lewis, daughter of Police-Sergt. Lewis, who wore an. emblematic crown of interlaced primroses and forget-me-nots, and carried a garland and a sceptre composed of the former flowers intermingled with other spring blossoms, her dress, which was of an exceedingly simple yet picturesque style, being also plentifully besprinkled with flowers. She drove in a pony carriage which had been so attractively decked that its identity had been effectually disguised, gorse and cowslips gracing alternative spokes of the wheels,and intermingled pri mroses and cowslip covering practically the whole body of the vehicle, which was drawn by a grey pony covered with a white satin cloth worked with spangles. She was attended in the capacity of Maid of Honour by last year's Queen (Miss Violet Davies), who wore a picturesque wreath of ivy and a garland of flowers and floral- decked costume in the same style as that favoured by her successor in the ancient dignity. Masters Tom Rees, David Bateman, Tom Woods, Tom Harries, and Griffith John efficiently discharged the duties of mounted marshals, their efforts being ably seconded by a number of colleagues on foot, Mr Anthony and his staff exercising general supervision over all. It had been intended thai eight of the lads should have been dressed as police- men, but the costumes went astray, and this project had perforce to be abandoned. The banners of Britain and Wales, Colonial flags, wooden swords; guns, &c., all figured in the general array, whilst one youth turned out resplendent in tne paternal regalia. Leaving the school the procession descen- ded the hill to the village, proceeding thence to Dyffryn, whence it retraced its steps as far as the Pobt Office, after which it wended its way to the Sands, where the formal cere- mony .,f crowning the Queen of the May was performed by her immediate predecessor in the office. Owing to the coldness of the weather, this portion of the programme was considerably curtailed, yet was witnessed by a large crowd of spectators, who manifested the liveliest interest in the function. Subsequently the whole of the youngsters were-in two batches-hospitably entertained to tea in the Reading-room. The tables were attractively decorated with flowers, and an excellent repast was provided by Mr Arthur Davies, and done ample justice to by the guests. Mr Anthony and his staff laboured assi- duously to ensure that every want should be effectually catered for, and in this respect received the whole-hearted support of Mrs James (Caerlem), Miss Lewis (Trenewydd), Mrs Capt. Davies, Miss Gray, Miss John (Goodwick), Mrs Hughes, Mrs Phillips, and Mrs Cullen. The amount collected from parents towards the expenses of the function realised the highly creditable sum of £4 12S, which was supplemented en route by a cheque for half a sovereign, generously presented by Mr Bowen, of Tresisillt. Mr Anthony requests us to express his thanks to Mr Harries, of Dyffryn, for the loan of the pony and trap for the second year in succession; to Mr Johnson for the use of Hags; to Mr Miles, contractor, for having made guns, &c., and to the parents in general, and all who assisted to promote the success of the afternoon's proceedings.
Alleged Theft at Scleddy. Two Prisoners Remanded. At the Market Hall, Fishguard, on Monday before Mr T G Bennett, John Donohue, of Tipperary, Ireland, and Owen Dooling, of London, were jointly charged in custody with having, on the previous Saturday, stolen a bottle of whiskey of the value of four shillings and six pence, the property of David Thomas, of the Gate Inn, Scleddy. Margaret Thomas, wife of David Thomas, the licensee of the Inn, said that on Saturday morning she was in charge of the business. The two prisoners came into the house be- tween 9 and 10 o'clock, and ordered a pint and a sleever of beer each. After drinking it they left the premises, and shortly afterwards she missed a quart bottle of whiskey from the bar. No one else had been in the bar be- tween the time the prisoners left and the time she missed the bottle. As soon as she missed it she went to the door and called after the prisoners, who were about a hundred yards away, going in the direction of Letterston They did not answer, and she then gave in- formation to the police. She was certain that the prisoners were the men in question. Constable Ben Davies stated that, in conse- quence of information received, he proceeded on a bicycle in the direction of Letterston He was accompanied when he got there by Constable Morris, who assisted him in search- ing the neighbourhood for the two men. At about 3 o'clock in the afternoon, they found them about two miles from Scleddy on the Haverfordwest road, coming towards them. They were not drunk, but were intoxicated, and were arrested. Witness charged and cautioned them, and in reply they said Can you prove it ?" On the way to Fishguard Dooling said,: He (pointing at the other prisoner) will have to go through the mill now; he had the whiskey and I had a share of it" Donohue then said: What whiskey ?" The latter, Donohue, was only a few feet away from the other prisoner, and heard what he said. Prisoners, on being asked by the Clerk (Mr Walter J Vaughan, solicitor) whether they had any bail to offer, replied in the negative. They were then remanded in custody to Newport Petty Sessions to be held on the 18th inst.
Llywydd Mawr y Mor. Gan y Parch. J. E. Rankin, D.D., Ll.D. GREAT PILOT OF THE SEA. The night is dark, and I am far from land I yield the helm, 0 Lord, to Thy command; Be Thou my Guardian, and my Refuge be Shipwrecked and lost, I look to Thee Great Pilot of the sea. The surf breaks white and angry on the shore, Along the craggy path the breakers roar Come Thou on board, my trembling baraue to guide And for my sinking soul provide, Great Pilot of the sea. Come Thou on board and take the helm ia hand, The tempest shock I then can safe withstand: tome Thou on board, and with Thv ergn will, Say to the hungry waves, Be still I Great Pilot of the sea. REV. J. E. RANKIN, D.D., LI.D. LLYWYDD MAWR Y MOR. Mae'r nos yn ddu, a mi o dir yn mhell Rwy'n ildio'r llyw, fy lor, i'th ofal gwell Bydd noddwr im', yn lloches i mi bydd Ar suddo wyf, clyw ngweddi brudd 0 Lywydd mawr y mor. Y tor-for gwyn yn ddigllon gur y Ian Jrwy r garw greigle, rhua'r tonau ban I yf d Di 1 r bwrdd i gadw'm llong yn p-Kr A m henaid dwg i'th nefol dir. 0 Lywydd mawr y mor. ?Xd Di rr bm'dd> ac ar y llyw dod law Mi feiddiaf wedyn yr ystorm a'i braw • Tyr'd Di i'r bwrdd, ac a'th ewyllys gref D'wed, Wancus donau, tewch a'ch llef." 0 Lywydd mawr y mor. Cyf. J. D. Sv.M.Moxg,