MISCELLANEOUS. THE FATAL LANDSLIP NEAR FOLKE- STONE. The Deputy Coroner for East Kent, Mr Field- ing, held an inquest last week at the Star Inn, Newington, near Folkestone, on the bodies of Alfred Hayward, aged 34; Sarah Hayward, 33 and the baby, Annie Hayward, aged 5 months, who were killed on Tuesday night week by their house at Harpinger being swept away by a landslip and flood from the hills on which it stood.-The lad, William Hayward, ten years of age, who behaved so heroically in rescuing his brother and sister, was called. He said I am ten years of age. Alfred and Sarah Hayward were my father and mother, and the little girl was my sister. I went to bed about seven on Tuesday night in my father's house, which has now been swept away by the landslip. I was sleeping in the same room as my sister Jane, aged eight, and my little brother, who is one year and eight months old. It was the front of the house. The house was built just under the hill. In front of our h"use was a roadway, and then a steep bank beyond that. I went to sleep, and when I first awoke I felt the wind blowing very cold, and I found that I was lying in the open field. There was no covering over me at all no bed clothes were over me. I was naked. My little brother and sister were lying a short way from me. It was dark, and they were covered up by a large piece of thatch from the roof of the house. I called out, and when I heard them crying I went to help them. I pulled the thatch off and got^theiu out. My sister then went across the field in the direction of Mr Mount's house, and I followed, carrying my little hr Ithor. Mrs Mount took us in, and put us to bed. I knew what had happened. The water and the earth had come down and swept the house away. It was raining hard at the time. The house was all broken up. My father, mother, and the baby also slept in the house, but, I did not call out for them I did not seem to think about that. I had to carry my little brother the whole of the way, and lift him over the fence and the wattles.—The Coroner remarked that the lad had acted in a very heroic manner.—George Mount, an elderly man, said the last witness came to his house about one o'clock on Wednesday morning. He knocked at the door, and called "Mr Mount." When he opened the door he found the children standing out in the rain. He asked them where their father and mother were, aud they said they could not find them. Witness had a fire lighted, and the children put in his bed' He with his son then went down to the house, and found what had happened. The depth of land in front of the house was some 20 or 30 feet. They walked about the ruins to try to find the missing, and called out, but could not make any one hear. At three o'clock the police came. The water kept running down the hill like a waterfall, making a great noise. They had to work a long time before they came to the bodies.—Sergeant Hoad, of the Kent County Constabulary, stationed at Cheriton, said he found the house had been completely washed over the road and down the bank, some of its remains being sixty or seventy yards away. They afterwards came across a piece of a bed- stead and some bedding, and then found the bodies. Everything in the house seemed to have been turned bottom upwards. The bodies were warm and dry. There must ha"e been three or four tons of earth upon them the man's head was very much battered about, and the female's ankles were both broken. All the bodies were very badly bruised. -The jury returned a verdict to the effect that death in each case was caused by suffocation in consequence of a landslip. A GOOD STORY. Of all the stories told of His Grace the late Archbishop of York, perhaps the following is the funniest, and it has the eminent advan- tage of having been told by Dr. Thomson himself. The Archbishop had been out dining with a friend a few miles from Bishopthorpe. As he was about to enter his carriage for the journey home he observed that his coachman was rather shaky on the box, and he did not fail to detect a certain huskinoss in Jehu's voice. Before they had proceeded far on their journey it became evident that the coachman was incapable of driving, and the Archbishop, after depositing "Jehu safely inside, got on the box and drove himself. All went well until the narrow road leading up to the stables was reached. Here the carriage was accidentally driven over some planks lying by the side of the road, and the noise attracted the stable-boy to the spot. He seized hold of the horses' head and led them into the yard, muttering the while some not over choice language at the coachman for his carelessness You old fool Drunk again A light from the stables revealed the shovel hat. Well Why, you've got the old cock's hat on 11 The Archbishop thought the joke had gone quite far enough, and said: "No, it's the old cock himself," THERE WAS 4 MAN. Is there a man in all this audience," inquired the lady lecturer on woman's rights, fiercely, that has ever done anything to lighten the burden resting on his wife's shoulders ? What do you know of woman's work ? Is there a man nere, she continued, folding her arms and looking at her audience with superb scorn, that has ever got up in the morning, leaving his tired, worn-out wife to enjoy her slumbers, gone quietly downstairs, made the fire, cooked his own breakfast, sewed the missing buttons on the children's clothes, darned the family stockings, scoured the pots and kettles, cleaned and filled the lamps, swept the kitchen, and done all this, if necessary, day after day uncomplainingly ? It there is such a man in the audience, let him rise up. I should like to see linn." And away back in the rear of the hall a mild-looking man in spectacles, in obedience to the summons, timidly arose. He was the husband of the eloquent speaker. It was the first time he had ever had a chance to assert himself. SEAL SKINS. When we learn that the annual Alaskan catch of seals formerly fixed at 100,000, has recently been reduced to 60,000, we can well believe that the fur seal is in danger of being exterminated. At last November's sales in London only 21,000 skins were offered the number used to bo 100.000. Seal comes to the manufacturer in a rougher state than any other kind of skin, and takes three months to dress and dye. The natural colour is an ugly grey. The mott valuable seal comes from Alaska and the Cape. It is said that in all probability a close time for seals will soon become imperative, and in that case the fur would, for a time, disappear entirely from the market. A very interesting article was recently published by a coiitemp,rary which gave the different values of fur. From it we learn that Russian sable ranks fiist, then silver fox, and then sea otter. The sable is a very small animal, a little larger than a ferret, and the wholesale price of a good skin is from C30 to JE40. It is easy to believe that a large cloak of this fur would be worth quite five thousand pounds. Sable rugs made of only second rate skins are worth from JE50 to E400. The silver fox is much larger than the sable, and has a beautiful thick silver grey coat it is very rare and worth £ 40 a skin. Opossum skins are often sent to London to be dressed, dyed, and manufactured, aud are then sent back to Australia to be sold. The article concluded by saying that in fur warehouses injury from moth is prevented by systematic and incessant beating." Mrs Bullion, to the principal of the school attended by her daughter—" Dear Madam,—My daughter Clarice informs me that last year she was°obliged to study vulgar fractions. Please do not let this happen again. If my dear child must study fractions, let them be as refined as possible." AN ARTIST BURNED TO DEATH THROUGH SMOKING. The tenants of a house in the Rue St. Jacques, Paris, were greatly alarmed last week by a strong smell of burning, mingled with what seemed to be the odour of roasting flesh. They soon discovered that it proceeded from a small flat occupied by a septuagenarian artist. It being feared that the old man had committed suicide, the commissary of police was sent for, and, on the door of the apartment being forced, a horrible scene presented itself. The body of the artist was lying upon the bed, in a terribly charred condition, and the bedclothes were in flames. From the investigation which was immediately instituted it appeared that the unfortunate man returned to his lodgings at four o'clock yesterday afternoon, and, being greatly fatigued, retired to rest, having previously according to his usual custom, lighted a cigarette. He had evidently fallen asleep before finishing the cigarette, and the blankets had caught fire. There being no fireplace in the room, the bed-clothes burnt very slowly, and it is believed that the sleeping man was first suffocated by the smoke, and then slowly carbonized. REMEMBER LOTS WIFE. At a small chapel in the neighbourhood of Horton, a local minister was invited to preach on a recent Sunday, and he took for his text, "Remember Lot's Wife." Being evidently not master of his subject, he floundered on desperately for some considerable time. At last, quite at a loss for words, he came to a sudden stop. The congregation waited a few minutes, but no words came from the preacher, and audible titters were beginning to be heard amongst the gathering. The unhappy preacher then frankly confessed his inability to proceed further, and wound up by saying, Well, brethren, this is the first time in my life that I have had any dealings with any other man's wife, and I shall take good care that it will be the last." ADVERTISING FOR A WIFE. I A Japanese newspaper quotes from an Osaka journal the following advertisement:— Wanted a Wife. If she is pretty, she need not be clever. If she is rich, she need not be pretty. If she is clever, she need not be perfect in form (provided always that she be not con- ceited). Her station in life is no object neither is the remoteness of her place of abode, whether in country or town. She ought to be in the I neighbourhood of twenty years of age, more or le s. The would-be bridegroom isanartist of Osaka, occupying a medium position in society. Ladies desiring a union are requested to attend at the office of the (Osaka Mainichi himbun by the 25th inst., where full particulars will be given." CUSTOM OF THE COUNTRY. An Englishman who had been invited to dine at a certain German Court had the misfortune to upset a glass of wine on the table. Is that the cu-tom in England ? inquired a princeling. Not in the least abashed, the Englishman answered, Not exactly but when it does happen, nobody makes a fuss about it." "WHERE'S THE BAR?" Going on a Rhine steamer through one of the most beautiful bits of scenery, a Yankee "globe- trotter" slept all the time, and then woke up and asked, "Where's the bar?" Too many of us act in much the same way in our journey through life. We pass by without noticing, much less using them, opportunities of the highest and purest pleasure, and then we wake up from our slumber of indifference and ask for some excitement as if that were happiness. KINGSLEY AND THE BUTTERFLY. As everybody knows, Charles Kingsley loved well both man, and bird, and beast." This feature in his character was curiously displayed one Sunday in church. He was just about to enter the pulpit to preach his sermon, when all on a sudden he disappeared from the view of the congregation. What was amiss? It was soon seen, however, that nothing serious had happened. He had only stooped in search of something on the floor, which when found he had taken to the vestry. And what was this something, do you think I An injured butterfly which was fluttering about on the grouird Being unable to fly away owing to its hurt, Kingsley was afraid it might be trodden on, and so he had interrupted the service of the church until he had removed the wounded insect out of harm's way. HOW POODLE WAS TAUGHT. Everyone knows that Germans are fond of music. A certain gentleman who lived in Darmstadt some fifty years ago was so fond of it that he was not hapry till every member of his household could play or sing something. Each of them learnt to take part in his concerts in time-each, at least, but the dog and what could he do, poor fellow 1 He might, indeed, wag his tail and bark but it was generally at the wrong place, until his master made up his mind that Poodle must learn somehow to be musical. Accordingly Mr S took care that the dog should be in the room when the prac- tices or concerts were going on, and should stand quite close to him. As he himself conduc- ted, or beat time, he had a little cane in his hand and whenever some one played or sang a wrong note, down came his master's cane on the dog's back. Although he was not much hurt, of course Poodle objected to this treatment, and used to howl and growl. By-and-by the dog was clever enough to understand that there had bejn a mistake, by seeing his master just shake the stick at him, and at last a mere look was enough to make him howl most horribly. So gradually the spaniel of Darmstadt-for it was a spaniel, although its name was Poodle-became a real musical critic. It went with its master to all concerts and operas, and woe betide the poor performer who made a mistake Up went the dog's ears, his teeth were shown as if he were going to bite anyone, and he howled until his master signalled to him to leave off. DARING TRAIN ROBBERY. A railway robbery, which has hardly ever been equalled for the audacious determination of its designers, and the complete success with which their plans were carried into effect, was perpe- trated on Monday upon the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. Knowing that a certain train was likely to have a good deal of specie on board, I the robbers laid obstructions on the rails at a point between Brownsville and point Isabel, or Texas, and awaited events. The train on coming I to the obstacles was thrown off the line, and fifteen masked men, fully armed, instantly came forth from their lurking place, and having settled the officials of the train (the brakesman was injured in the wreck), set about ransacking the cars. They secured twenty thousand dollars in Mexican money, which was being taken for ship- ment at Brazos by steamer to New Orleans, and also the mail which was destined for the same steamer. Then they visited the passengers one by one, and relieved them of all their money and valuables. Having made a splendid booty, the robbers made off. SEEDS OF WEEDS. It has been estimated that one plant of the red poppy bears 50,000 seeds one sow-thistle, 19,000 one corn cockle, 2,590 the charlock, 4000; a groundsel, 6500 and the black mustard, 1200. THE LARGEST KNOWN VEGETABLE. The vegetables of longest growth are the algai 11 or seaweeds. One whose habitat is off the coast of Patigonia-the Mctci-ocystis pyriferaumeasures, when fully grown, nearly or quite 1000 feet in length. DON'T EAT WITH A KNIFE. Etiquette is responsible for a queer legal decision. A traveller in a German rail way train attempted to eat a lunch, and while in the act of conveying food to his mouth the train suddenly stopped, and his cheek was badly cut by the knife he was using. The man sued the company for damages, but his claim was defeated on the ground that it was a breach of etiquette for him to eat with a knife. The Cdurt quoted to him the proverb that "A man cannot take advantage of his own wrong- doing." A CARD STORY. At a social gathering a few evenings ago, the conversation turning upon luck, a gentleman remarked All this talking about thirteen being an unlucky number is sheer nonsense. What, for instance, is luckier than holding thirteen trumps at whist ?" Humph, replied another gentleman. I held a thirteen trump hand once, and didn't make more than one trick with it." How can that be ?" Well, you see, my partner was somewhat hot tempered, and when I trumped his ace he jumped up and fired me out of the room." PLAYING ON HER DEATH-BED. Goldsmith somewhere tells of an old lady who lying sick unto death, played cards with the curate to pass away tha time, and after winning all his money had just proposed to play for her funeral expenses when she expired. MUZZLE YOUR DOGS. The young Englishman, George Kendall, who was attacked with hydrophobia, through the bite of a dog on a farm at Arlington, New Jersey, died at ten o'clock Friday, at the hospital, in fearful agony. Early in the morning, after lying in a comparatively comatose condition all night, broken by occasional paroxysms of suffering, he suddenly began his final struggle for life. With a terrific shriek he made superhuman efforts to release himself from restraint. It took six of the hospital attendants to control him. He gnashed his teeth, barked like a dog, and tried to bite their hands and arms, and on one occasion very I nearly succeeded, for he seized the sleeve of one of them with his teeth and savagely tore away a large piece of cloth. His death struggles lallted for nearly three hours, and finally, with a howl that could be heard all through the hospital, the poor fellow fell back dead. A PARTY LOCKED UP IN A STRONG ROOM ALL NIGHT. Three young women were being shown over the new premises of the Manchester and County Bank at Blackburn by two joiners, when one of the girls thoughtlessly shut the gates of the strong room, with the result that the whole five were locked in from eight at night until eleven o'clock next morning. Safemakers had to be fetched in the morning from Bolton to unlock the gates, the gates having been strained by the men's efforts to escape. WINDFALL FOR A DESCENDANT OF GEORGE STEPHENSON. An Exchange telegram says an old sailor named Stephenson, at present an inmate of the Royal Alfred Institution, Belvedere, is said to have inherited an estate valued at £37,000, as a descendant of the great George Stephenson. REINDEER VENISON. One of the most celebrated restaurateurs in Germany has just passed through the Bankruptcy Court, and it was discovered that among the creditors was a knacker, to whom nearly a thousand pounds were owing for carcasses of horses and asses. The debtor was sharply interro- gated respecting this item, and he ultimately confessed that his customers had unconsciously devoured all these thousands of carcasses, being there and then under the delusion that they were eating venison. A DOG BITING OFF A WOMAN'S NOSE. An extraordinary scene was witnessed on Mon- day on the Rue de Bretagne, Paris. A woman named Marguerite Roisdat, slipped on the pave- ment and fell. Instantly a large Newfoundland dog that was standing by jumped upon her and bit off her nose and upper lip. The unfortunate woman was removed in a pitable condition to the Hospital St. Louis. CUTTING TEETH AT NINETY-SIX. One of the most wonderful but, it is believed, not wholly exceptional physiological cases on record is that of the Hon. Edward Progere, who died in 1713, when ninety six years old, of the anguish of cutting teeth, and had several ready to cut which so inflamed his gums that he died thereof." CAPTURE OF AN ENORMOUS SHARK News has been received at Toulon of the capture at Bandolsvar of a shark over 25 feet in length, and weighing more than 800 kilogrammes (15 cwt.) The shark resolutely attacked the boats with its mouth wide open, and lashed the boats' side with its tail. It was only by great good fortune that none of the boats capsized. AN INGENIOUS YOUNG THIEF. At the Chatham Poliee-court before Mr Stipendiary Athawes, Mary Barton, aged 14, was charged with stealing goods from a grocer's shop. The prisoner wrote out a confession after her arrest by the police, who had detected her in many petty thefts, although tradesmen had hitherto refrained from prosecuting one so young. This curious document is given verbatim :—" I stole knife from Canterbury -street, at the wool shop. I stole tin of milk. I stole from Mr Lee a gaily-pot and 3s in it. I stole from the tobacco- shop 3s 6d. I stole from Seares 3d., a pen- holder, and a stick of black lead. I stole from Godfrey's 2 scanes of beeds. I stole from Arden- street corner shop 1 packet of cocoa. I stole from terries 1 shilling. I stole from Skinner- street 3d. and 2 onions. I stole from Old Brompton 2 pennyworth of chocolate cream. I stc.le from Giligam (Gillingham) at frenches 1 10. I stole from seares 4d. I stole from bell's in Victoria-street some spanish and 3 buns. I stole from Gilbert's 2 shillings. I stole from harvey's 3 tins. I stole from Jacup, in Park-place, 1 shilling."—The prisoner's mode of procedure was very ingenious. She was in the habit of carrying a tame white rat under her arm. She would enter a shop and drop the rat, and in the scrimmage which ensued in catching the animal it was a very easy matter for her to appropriate any small article which happened to be handy.— The stipendiary magistrate said he would give the prisoner one more chance on account of her youth, and bound her over to come up for judg- ment when called upon. READY SELF-SACRIFICE. An extraordinary operation has been performed in Chicago. A member of the brotherhood known as the Knights Templars had been operated upon for cancer, and a wound nearly a foot square was left. The doctors in attendance on him declared that if their patient was to recover the wound. must he covered with new human skin. There- upon 132 members of the brotherhood volunteered to submit to an operation which should consist of the 1 emoval of a smaH strip of skin from their arms so that it might be transferred to the wound of their comrade. This operation was performed on Sunday. The majority of the self-sacrificing Knights Templars bore the surgeon's knife with- out flinching, but several of them fainted. j The thaw came just in time to save thousands of oysters. "The Table says that the Whitstable Company have already lost over a million oysters wing to the intense cold. j
JOINT COUNTIES ASYLUM, CARMARTHEN. A quarterly meeting of the committee of visitors of the Joint Counties Lunatic Asylum, Carmarthen, was held at the institution on Thursday, the members in attendance being :— For Carmarthenshire- Viscounq Emlyn, in the chair; and the Rev T. Evans, Henllys, Llan- dovery; for Cardiganshire—Mr W. O. Brigstocke and Drs. Lloyd and Enoch Davies for Pem- brokeshire-Drs. Griffiths and Stamper and the Rev. Lewis James. DISCHARGING A LUNATIC. There was a protracted discussion on an alleged irregularity in regard to a discharged patient, the clerk of the Carmarthen Union com- plaining that she had been left at the relieving officer's house whilst he was hunting about the borough with a view of taking the necessary steps for her re-admission.—In reply to the chairman, the clerk (Mr Morgan Griffiths), said there was a technical illegality she was taken to the asylum under an urgency order, and another order ought to have been made within seven days.—The medical superintendent (Dr. Hearder) remarked that one of the medical certificates had too early a date for the magistrates' order to be acted upon, and the judicial order was irregular because one of the medical certificates was dated too early.— The clerk to the union wrote stating that the head attendant refused to allow the female atten- dant to accompany the patient on the day in question to the magistrates' clerk's office for an order, and the relieving officer was obliged to obtain assistance elsewhere, and the lunatic was left at his house, and the union was put to extra expense by the need that existed for the hire of a conveyance, &c. As regards the irregularities, the guardians were not concerned. They com- plained that the authorities of the asylum should have thrown the responsibility of the care of the lunatic on the relieving officer.-The superinten- dent said they were dealing with a new Act of Parliament, the provisions of which had not been worked out yet, and very likely this was the first case of difficult nature that would come before the Commissioners in Lunacy. Notice of the urgency order was sent on the 24th NiJv. to the Commissioners, and on the 23rd* j Dec. they wrote, stating that from what they had learned from the husband of the patient the petition, according to section 29, appeared to be irregular, and consequently the order was irregular also. The patient was admit- ted under section 11. To the commissioners the case did not appear to he an urgency case, and therefore the superintendent would not undertake the responsibility of keeping the patient, so she was discharged at three o'clock on Saturday, a head male attendant and a nurse taking her to Carmarthen. They called at the relieving officer's house, but he was not at home, so the head atten- dant made enquiries for him in the town, leaving the nurse and the patient (who was a quiet woman) at his house. The relieving officer shortly afterwards returned, when the head male attendant accompanied him to get a woman to look after the patient. A woman having been secured, the relieving officertold the asylum nurse that she might go. The patient was re-admitted into the asylum in proper form before se^en o'clock the same evening. In reply to various questions, the superintendent said he would have been liable to a misdemeanour under Section 315 if he had detained her in the house until Monday before the necessary legal formality had been gone through.—Dr. Enoch Davies I hope if anything occurs similarly in the Cardiganshire unions the superintendent will not hand the lunatics over to the police but to the relieving officers of the union. —The Chairman I hope he will do what the law tells him.—Dr Enoch Davies I hope he will do what is reasonable and rational in spite of the law.—The Chairman: I think it is our duty to instruct our officials to do what is within the law. I should be sorry for it to go outside this committee that we should be above the law or act contrary to the law. The Rev L. James There has been no hardship. The patient was brought back in a few hours. The Chairman: f Will this resolution meet your views, gentle- men ?— That the committee, having considered the letter of Mr Rowland Browne, clerk to the Carmarthen guardians, with reference to the case, and have heard Dr Hearder's explanation, are of opinion that the course adopted by the medical superintendent was the right one, and they wish to point out that all inconvenience would have been avoided bad the relieving officer of the Carmarthen Union given his immediate attention to the application of the patient's husband before the urgency order had been applied for. Dr Da\ i<?s: We have no right to censure any of the union's officers. The Chairman We do not, but he deserves it. We could point out what he ought to have done. I think the man behaved very badly, if it is true that he did not attend to the matter for three days. Dr Griffiths We are not in a position to pass a vote of censure, because the official is not here to answer for himself. -Eventually Dr Griffiths proposed, Dr. Lloyd seconded, and it was resolved that Dr Hearder's explanation of the course he adopted was a right one, the clerk being authorised to communicate this fact to Mr Rowland Browne. BURNING FATALITY. Some time ago a Pembrokeshire pauper patient died from the effects of burns received by falling into a fire, and the committee censured three of the female attendants for not reporting the loss of a key which locked the fire-guard, which should have hindered the accident, the attendant who had been in charge of the ward having previously been discharged by the superintendent. RELIGIOUS MINISTRATION. On the report of the chaplain, the Rev. Jonathan Marsden, Vicar of Llanllwch, being presented, Dr Griffiths asked Are Nonconformist ministers allowed to officiate iu the chapel ? The Superintendent: No application has as yet been made. RATE OF MAINTENANCE OF PATIENTS. In reply to the Chairman, the Superintendent said the balance in hand was 21,970 13334d, which included all the amounts from unions, the actual balance in the bank being 2657. On the motion of Mr Brigstocke, seconded by Dr Griffiths, it was agreed that the minimum rate of maintenance of private patients fur the present year be 8s 5!d. Last year it was 8s. The charge for paupers to be 8s 2d. Last year it was 7s 7d. Notice was given that the committee would apply for t400 to the county councils for build- ing, repairs, and alterations.
— = PEMBROKESHIRE HUNT STEEPLE- CHASES. A general meeting in connection with the above races was held at the Castle Hotel, Haverford- west, on Saturday, Sir Owen Scourfield, Bart., in the chair.—The resignation by Mr Edward Vaughan (Fernhill) of the office of secretary was accepted, and Mr M. LI. Owen (Ha, erfordwest) and Mr O. H. S. Williams (Slade Hall) were ap- pointed joint secretaries in his place. The name of Mr D. Evans, veterinary surgeon, was added to the committee.—It was resolved that the steeplechases for 1891 be held on Thursday, April the 2nd, and the race ball on Wednesday April the 1st.—Some reference was made to the advisability of taking steps with a view to improving the fence where the unfortunate jockey named Shanklin met his death last year, and Mr Morris Owen stated that it was his intention to do away with the fence altogether. This suggestion was received with satisfaction.— The meeting terminated with a hearty vote of thanks to Mr Vaughan for the very efficient manner in which he had hitherto discharged the duties of secretary.
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PEMBROKESHIRE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE. A meeting of this committee was held at the est Shire-hall, Haverfordwest, on Friday. Pesent :— Mr H. G. Allen, Q.C., chairman; Nlr R. Carrow, Liangwm; Mr N. A. Roch, Tenby; Mr James Thomas, Trebover; Mr James Williams, Pembroke Dock; Captain F. LI. Phillips, Pentypark; Mr J. H. Coram, Neyland; Mr J. Gibbs, Hodgston; Mr J. Worthington, Fishguard; Mr Lemuel Jones, Llanfyrnach; and Mr Howell Walters, Haroldstone Hall. TENBY LOCK-UP. I Mr N. A. Roch, on a plea of urgenyc, drew attention to Tenby Lock-up, which was condemned I by the Government inspector, and if nothing was done, the Treasury grant would be seriously im- perilled. He moved for a committee with full powers to act in the matter of acquiring a site and getting plans, and report to the next meeting of the committee.—The Chairman seconded, and said the Government inspector fOaptain Elgee) seemed always to keep something in reserve on which to "go at" the county. The complaints as to Pem- broke Dock Lock-up having been met by the erection of a new building. Captain EIgee had transferred his criticisms to the Tenby Lock-up. The inspector also reported that the polico force, comisting of one seigeant and two constables, located at Tenby was inadequate to properly watch the town.—-A committee with full powers was appoivted, consisting of the chairman, Mr Roch, Vlr Gibbs, and Mr James Will iaras.-Instriie- tions were given to the treasurer to honour the chairman's cheque in case of money being required for the purpose of the sub committee before the May meeting of the standing joint committee. THE POSITION OF THE COUNTY SURVEYOR. The Chairman said the county surveyor (Mr T. George) had written with regard to Tenby Lock-up to say that he did not consider he could be called upon to prepare plans for that lock-up seeing that Tenby was not a part of the county when he was appointed. He (the chairman) was much astonished at such a position it came upon him as a surprise. Tenby was as much a part of the county as any village, and Mr George should have given them notice of his objection at the passing of the Local Government Act. It seemed to him that the surveyor should either draw the plans or resign. It was very inconvenient his living beyond the limits of the county and their being unable to get him to attend the meetings. But the refusal to prepaie those plans went beyond that, and was a very serious matter.—It was resolved that the general purposes committee inquire into and report on the duties and remunera- tion of the surveyor. A MOST CONSUMMATE FARCE." Mr Carrow drew attention to the practice of the warders of her Majesty's prison in Carmarthen in relation to prisoners brought down for trial in the couniy. The warders brought the prisoners down, but refused to take them back when committed. That involved a useless waste of time and money for constables to leave their police duty and make a journey to Carmarthen, travelling in the very same train as the warders to deliver the prisoner into the hands of the very same warders at Carmar- then. It was a most consummate farce.—It was resolved to ask the Home Secretary for power to address the warrant of commitment to the warders in addition to the constables. The committee then went into the chief con- stable's accounts.
CARMARTHENSHIRE JOINT EDUCATION COMMITTEE. A meeting of the joint education committee of Carmarthenshire was held on Friday last, at the Town Hall, Llanelly. The meeting "as of a private mture. The members present were Mr Gwilym Evans (in the chair), Lord Emlyn, Mr J S Tregon- ing, Iscoed, Ferryside; Rev W Thomas, Whitland together with the Hon W N Bruce, assistant commissioner, and Mr Thomas Jones, clerk, Llan- dovery. Mr J Glyn Thomas, Llangennech, was absent owing to indisposition. The committee sat several hours, and the various questions brought forward were lengthily discussed. Arising out of the minutes was the question of charities, and after considerable discussion it was decided to make inq-nii ies with the object of introducing two schemes, one bearing upon the main educational scheme anl the other upon minor charities, both schemes to run, as far as possible, concurrently. The question of the sites of the various colleges for the county was discussed at some length, and the Chairman submitted a rough scheme indicating the sites where he deemed it advisable the schools should be established. This was criticised by the other members with some animation, and it was evident that opinions varied considerably as to the centres which should have priority. The scheme was not finally adopted, but, after slight modifica- tions, it was deferred for furthur consideration at the next meeting. The constitution of the county governing body and the school governing bodies (there being several of the latter in the county) were discussed, and practically agreed upon The clerk was also instructed to submit particulars of the rateable value, population, and area of the various districts. The advisability of recommending the county council to set in motion the Technical Instruction Act was introduced, and received cordial support from the members. Mr Tregoning undertook to bring the matter forward at the next committee meeting, and to express his views on the question of technical and agricultural instruction generally. Tnis was practically th6 whole of the business transacted.
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SPORT IN SOUTH WALES. A GLIMPSE OF LONG-FORGOTTEN TIMES. "Augur," in Saturday's Sporting Life, writes as follows Times may not be so merry in South Wales as they used to be in the days when the ever-to-be-respected Mr Powell, of Maesgwynne, was a kind of a king in the land, when poor Jack Olive held the reins of government at the Boar's Head, at Carmarthen, and when ap-Morgan, ap- Jenkins, and ap-Jones mixed up English and Welsh in the most charming fashion, and the famous Welsh steeplechase rider, Pope, used to carry a big ball of strong string in his pocket, one ^■nd of which was fastened to the near side of his horse's bit, so that in the case of his coming to giief over the big fence that had to be negotiated lie could pull his mount round within the same field as he lay on his back, take Raddle again, and then go on and win. In those times theee used to be a day's steeplechasing and then a day's hunting, followed by a night's dancing, attending by all the representatives of the best county families, and more steeplechasing again, hunting, and dancing, until the Welsh week came to an end, to the grief of some and to the joy d'f others, for many a sweet- heart was lost and won. HORSES OF WALES. One of the best horses I ever saw run over the Carmarthen course was that famous old Irish chaser of Mr Garret Moore's, called Scotch Grey, who at on3 time, even in his oldest day, looked liked spread-eagling bis field for the Liverpool Grand National, when he was as white as a snow- ball. I suppose one of Mr Powell's best horses was Flyfisher, who would distinguish himself over the old Croydon course under a big weight. Many good horses and natural jumpers have come out of Wales, as, for instance, Old Oswestry, while sturdy pouies can climb hills or slide down fences as sure- footed as goats. Wales, like some parts of Scotland, contains the truest representatives of the old English blood, which, with all the advancement of modern civilisation, cannot flow undefiled in the veins of a mixed tribe. Without wishing to pose ,i, an authority, I should question if anvone could tell me a better steeplechaser than was Congress in his day, and this famous horse was picked up in a promiscuous, roadside sort of manner, for, I think, X40, by Mr Wilson. the father of Mr E. P. Wilson, or, as he is familiarly termed, Teddy Wilson," to whom no man in the world can give a start when one; in the pigskin. What Congress subsequently did in the best of company under big weights can easily be verified by the public records, while those who saw the big fight at Woodside between the Welsh-bred horse and the handsome Irish chaser, Clonard, will never forget the struggle as long as their memory lasts. CARMARTJIEN AND MONMOUTH. One misses Carmarthen now, neither is there racing over the little circular course at Monmouth, although the game is kept alive down in that part of the country in another way by the exertions of Captain F. Herbert, Sir Charles Nugent, and many other good sportsmen who study lucal require. ments, and do all they can to keep up the old spirit. By this latter remark it may be understood that I particularly allude to galloway racing. There are many other subjects connected with South Wales, and the short sea distance from Bristol to Cardiff, over which one might easily get prosy, notably in so tar as boxing is concerned, these plac s being at ?u6 ajnC* ^act uovv> bke Birmingham is in the Midlands, amongst the best recognised schools of the exponents of the "noble art." RACING AT TENBY. The horse and his master, however, are subjects to which I desire to confide myself at present, and so let us leave Carmarthen and the other spots that I trust I have dwelt upon with a kindly hand, and flit to Tenby, some 40 miles distant. It may be that few modern racegoers have ever visited Tenby although not a few of the old school—say, in the days of the be Mr Cartwright and Tom Oliver (" Black Tom")—used to affect the place amazingly. The last time I was at Tenby we bad to drive about seven miles to get to the course, and the grand stand was a fanner's big wagon, with a gipsy caravan for the ladies in case of rain, and the re- freshments were not supplied by Bertram and Roberts or Spiers and Pond, but carried in the boot," or some other place. Where the course is now I could uot positively state, but I suppose it is somewhere about," as the man said when he lost half a sovereign through a hole in his trousers pocket, and found it in the heel of his boot. Tenby itself is really a charming place, and a flourishing town, with good hotels, where the old custom was and I hope still obtains-kept up of having a race dinner at the end of each day, where lords and squires fraternised with all who cared to join. The sands at Tenby cannot be surpassed, and not a few horses have been trained to win races over the long stretches of firm galloping by the sea shore. Of course sands, let them be ever so perfect, do not possess the elasticity of turf, and consequently horses trained on them are apt to lose speed, and some say they do on tan gallops, but they make an excellent substitute when the green grass is not available. Let it be understood that I ani not writing from a guide look, although an excellent one is published, and would well repay perusal in more ways than one. I simplv speak of what I know. Tenby, I believe, in the old English or Welsh (I will not say Cymric) signifies the Bay of Fishes, and truly enough well deserves its title, as you can go a very little distance out and eatch fi3h galore, from the cod to his more humble but not less toothsome congener, the whiting, to say nothing of other varieties, for, as the old saw has it, "all is fish that comes to the net or the book," except that wretched variety of the small shark know as the dog fish, which is no good to anybody. There are tales that I could ten of Taffy in his native haunts, and one once of a famous journey of two benighted Englishmen, but perhaps I have said enough for the present on this subject.
THE CHURCH AND PRACTICAL PHILANTHROPY. The Hospital Sunday collections made in London churches and chapels in 1890 were the largest ever known. The contributions of the Church of England still exceed three-fourths of the whole amount contributed:— X- s. d. CHURCH OF ENGLAND 30,962 14 4 Congregatioualists. 1,818 11 10 Wesleyan Methodists. 1,048 0 6 Presbyterians. 1,000 1 6 Jews 992 1 10 Baptists 964 12 1 Roman Catholics 539 1 1 Unitarians 340 0 5 Society of Friends 157 13 1 Church of Scotland 137 12 6 German Lutheran 113 7 9 Greek Church 102 6 9 Irvingites 83 12 9 "Reformed Episcopal" Sect 63 9 10 Swedenborgians 61 7 6 Foreign Protestants 32 3 10 Methodists (United Free Church) 28 6 7 (Welsh Calvinistic). 27 11 6 (Primitive) is 17 5 Free" Church of Eu-,Itnd 8 11 6 Countess of Huntingdon's Con- nexion 3 8 6 injoravians 3 0 0 Methodists (New Connexion) 1 5 6 Various 259 7 7 Total X38,767 6 0 St. Jade's Church, South Kensington, keeps its place a.t the head of the list with a collection of XI,258 3s 3d, this being the largest ever made. St. Michael's, Chester-square, follows with J21.106 3s (Jd, and then comes Chrish Church, Lancaster-gate, with < £ 1,016 17s Gd.
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