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TYPHOID FEVER AT BROAD HAVEN. INTERVIEW WITH THE DISTRICT SANITARY INSPECTOR. It is now just five months since the first case of Typhoid appeared at Broad Haven, and although little publicity has been given to the matter in the Press a good deal of attention has nevertheless been directed to the progress of the epidemic. Haverfordwest, particularly, is closely interested in the question, for Broad Haven is the popular seaside holiday resort of its residents, and anything resembling an epidemic would naturally arouse the keenest interest in the town and neighbourhood. How the disease was first introduced into The Haven has not been satisfactorily determined, but some incline to the belief that it was brought there by a convalescent typhoid patient, and subsequently disseminated through the medium of the water supply which has hitherto been obtained from a pump situated a few yards from the house in which the patient lodged. In either case the very sad fact remains that the fever has existed for the last four months, and continues to exist in Broad Haven, and its victims are slowly but steadily increasing. On Sunday last the funeral of a young man named Manning 1 took place, making the second death in the same house. The circumstances attending this young fellow's death are pathetic in the extreme, and give evidence of a quiet and unobtrusive heroism only too rarely witnessed nowadays. Young Manning's father was first stricken, and at this time the son was employed at a grocery establishment in Glamorganshire. Before the father had completely recovered the mother became ill, and even- tually died. A few days after the mother's death a sister also became ill, and the brother Willie who was then home for the purpose of attending his mother's funeral gave up his situation so that he might attend on his sister, which he did with unremitting attention, until he too became a victim to the common enemy. After lingering several weeks he died on Saturday last, and in consequence of certain developements, which rendered it imperative on sanitary grounds, was buried the following day. The sister is still very low, while the father also remains in a delicate 'condition. In another case the mother of a large family of young children has been taken, while scarcely a house has escaped infection. We append an account of an interview our reporter had with Mr J. W. Francis, the District Sanitary Inspector. and would direct special attention to the stress the Inspector lays on the necessity for obtaining a supply of water of undoubted purity. Referring to young Manning Mr Francis said: The young man," he said, had had the fever, and was recovering. But as in all cases of persons who have been suffering from any serious illness, they have always a very great craving for food and drink, when they are get- ting better, and care must be exercised in what quantities and how food is given them. Now one of the worst things to give a typhoid patient is pure milk, and though milk and water had been ordered, yet milk only is just what was given him." As a result-" The milk turned to curd, the intestines became swollen and finally burst. That is what he died of, and not really the fever." This is the fifth death I believe." Yes, and of these, thisoneandtwoothersmightpossibly have been avoided. The other two I refer to, are those of two women who weakened themselves, and caught the disease by giving suck to their children. In fact the whole epidemic might have been prevented by a proper water supply, and so long as we have not that, we can- not expect to be free from danger. As an instance, at Langum before they had their present pure water, the same thing occurred as is occurring here. Since then there has not been a single case." Is there any special scheme before the Council as yet ? I asked. No there is not," he answered. Of course they are considering the whole question, but they are very slow. The pump which has been the chief source of danger has been locked up. There are one or two places from which they can get pure water. For instance, there is Bowers. They say it is not sufficient, but I have my own opinion on that point. I think it is, and it is good and pure. Thomas's I am afraid is largely surface water. Broken Holes seems, however, to be the best; the water is beautifully clear and pure, and the supply is ample." Is the disease spreading outside the parish at all, or is there any fear of it doing so ? Well, it has broken out at Walton. You see the children from there come to the place to school, and like all children they get thirsty, and go at once to the water. They thus drink the same water that is the cause of the fever here, and the same result naturally follows. The cause of the whole matter is in the water question." What is the death rate r" Oh the death rate is very low, there has been only five deaths. The rate of patients has been very high, higher than it was in Maidstone. It is 25 per 100." Every precautionary step possible has been taken now, I suppose r "Yes, and we have a band of trained nurses hard at work in the district. If the Council takes immediate action, and creates a proper pure water supply, the epidemic will end without further trouble, and one could almost say, will never recur."
I Pembrokeshire County I Council. I RESULTS OF CONTESTED I ELECTIONS. I The polling for the election of members of the Pem- J brokeshire County Council in those divisions that were contested, took place on Wednesday last. They were fourteen in number. A poll was taken in the three divisions into which the town of Haverfordwest is divided, and also in the adjoining hamlets. Strenuous efforts were put forth by both political parties in the Prendergast and Uzmaston, and also in the St. Mary's and St. Martin's divisions, and at the close of the poll both appeared equally confident of victory. In the St. Thomas and Furzey Park division it was generally be- lieved that Mr H. E. E. Philipps, the Conservative can- didate, had been returned, and the only matter of specu- lation was the majority. This also applied to the Ham- lets, where the candidates were: Mr O. H. S. Williams (C) the old member, and Mr Philip White (L). The latter result was made known about 8.30. Sir Charles Philipps, Bart., the mayor, declared the poll in the town divisions from the windows of the Shire-hall shortly before ten o'clock, an immense crowd having gathered in the street below. The victory of Mr John Llewellin was hailed with great delight by his supporters, who were unceasing in their efforts to secure his return throughout the day. Mr William Davies (L), made a gallant fight in the Pren- dergast division, but was defeated by Mr Marlay Samson (C). The result in the county divisions of Camrosc, Walwyn s Castle, and Ambleston, was declared at the Shire Hall, on Thursday morning. From the list given below, it will be seen that the Conservatives will now, for the first time, be in a majority on the new council. n_- ST. THOMAS' DIVISION. Mr Harry Pluhpps (C.). 231 Mr Ebenezer Davies (L.) 85 Majority. 146 Previous Elections. 1389. 1892. R. Williams C. 204 Williams. C. W Willliaius .L. 86 1895. Col. Esmontle White (C.) 153 Jno. Llewellin (L.) 114 39 PRENDERGAST & UZMASTON. Marlay Samson (C.) 151 W. Davies (L.) 138 Majority 13 Previous Elections. 1889. 1892. James 0. 123 James .C. 135 Jenkins L- I-1 Jenkins .L. 128 Davies I. 6 1895. A. J. Rose (C.). 133 Hev. J. Jenkins (1..) 133 By the casting vote of the Mayor (Mr W. William, who was the returning officer), Mr j Jenkins was elected. ST. MARTIN'S & ST. MARY. Jno Llewellin (L.) 251 Morris Owen (C.) 220 Majority 31 Previous Elections. 1SS9. I 1892. S. Thomas L. 275 J. H. Davies L. E. White C. 133 1895. Morris Owen (C.). 249 1. Roberts (L.). 209 Majority. 40 The town representation numerically is un- changed. In St. Martin's, the Unionists lost a seat: but in Prendergast they gained one. ST. MARTIN'S HAMLETS. The polling stittion for thb Ilidsion wag on the: Narberth Hoad, and was presided over by Mr R. A. C. James. The candidates were—Mr Owen S. H. Williams, (the old member), and Mr Philip White. The former was re-elected by a majority ot2. The figures announced by the Returning Onicer were as follows :— U. Williams, (C) 119 P. White, (L) 67 ￼ 52 Majority 52 AMBLESTON. H. H. Harries, (C) 188 *J. Jenkins, (L) 135 Majority. 53 This is a gain to the Conservatives. CAM ROSE. H. Penii, (C). 142 *W. J. Canton, (L) 125 Majority 17 Thi s is a gain to the Conservatives. WALWYN'S CASTLE. *W. Howell Walters, (C) 182 J no. George, (Liberal Agent). 85 Majority. 97 LAMPETER-VELEREY. *James, (L) 214 Morgans, (C) 56 Majority 156 NARBERTH. *Ward, (L). 162 Davies, (C). 129 Majority. 33 PEMBROKE. *Bryant, (C) 219 Davies, (li) 142 Majority. 77 Mr Robert George was returned unopposed. PATER. *T. Brown (C.). 135 W. Davies (L.). 104 Majority. 31 *S.B. Sketch (L.), returned unopposed. *Dr Stamper (C.). 177 W. Ivemy (L.) 172 Majority. 5 *D. Hughes Brown (C.) returned unopposed. *S. R. Allen (C.). 186 J. H. Silcox (L.) 50 Majority. 136 TENBY. *Clement J. Williams (C.) 193 Egerton Allen (L.) 59 Majority. 139 *H. J. Gregory (C.) 192 Egerton Allen (L.) 65 Majority. 127 FISHGUAltD. James Charles Yorke (I.) 179 John Clement James (L.) 131 Majority. 48 BURTON. *Sir Owell Sc()Ilrtield (C.) 245 AValter Evans (L.) 126 Majority. 119 Old members are distinguished by an asterisk. The following gentlemen will compose the new County Council:— coiii p o,-e the new Ambleston—R. H. Harries C Amroth—Sackville H. Owen C Begelly—Henry Seymour Allen. L Burton—Sir Owen Scomrfield C Caiiirose-It. P. L. Penn. C Carew-F. Lort Phillips C Castleniartin-Henry Leacli C — Clydey—Lemuel Jones. — L Eglwyswrw-E. Robinson L Fishguard—J. C. Yorke C H'ifordwest, Prendergast—M. Samson C do. St. Martin's—J. Llewellin L do. St. Tlioiiias'-H. F,. Philipps C St. Martin's—Owen H. S. Williams. C Henry's L\Iote-W. G. Jaiiies L Kilgerran—John V. Colby C Lam peter Velfrey-Lewis James. L Llangwm—R. Carrow L.U Llantirnach-E. H. James L Llanstadwell—J. H. Coram. L Llanwnda-Dr. Williams. L Llawhaden-ltichard John. L Maenchochog—Rev. Wm. Griffiths L ,\Ianorbier-C. W. It. Stokes C — Mathry—T. E. Thomas. — L Milford-Dr. Uoo. Griflith L Monkton—Major W. S. Wynne C — Nalberth-R. Ward — L Nevern-Lewellin Gilbert L Newport—Dr. Havard L Pembroke, div. 30—W. H. O. Bryant C do. 31—Robert George C — Pern. Dock, div. 32-Thomas Brown C — do. 33-S. B. Sketch — L do. 34—Dr. Stamper C do. 35—D. II. Brown U do. 36-R. J. Allen C St. David's—J. H. Griniths. L St. Dogmell's-T. Havard L St. lsliiiiael's-Jaiiies Tlioiiias L St. Issells-C. H. Vickerman C SIe hech-Sir Charles Philipps. C Steynton-J. T. Fisher. C Tenby, div. 44—Clement J. Williams C — do. 45—H. J. Gregory C — Walwyn's Castle—W. H. Walters C \Vhitchurch-John Thomas. L Wigton-Tlioiiias Llewellin. C — 27 21 CONTINUING ALDERMAN. RETIRING ALDERMEN. H. G. Allen U George P. Brewer L N. A. Hoell. C Joseph Thomas L J. Worthington C Benjamin Rees L ,Yo Gibbs. L H. S. Allen L Capt. Higgon C Rev. W. Evans L G. Thomas L I Watts Williams L A. W. MasHY. C W. Mason. L Chas. Mathie.s C L A vacancy by the death of Mr R. Thomas.
SAD SEQUEL TO THE COUNTY I COUNCIL ELECTION. SUDDEN DEATH OF A CAMROSE FARMER. I INQUEST AND VERDICT. Before Mr H. Price, coroner, an inquest was held on Friday night at Knock Farm, Camrose, on the body of William George, tenant of the farm, who who was found lying dead on the road between the Kilns and the farm on Thursday last. Thomas Richard Lewis, a coachman residing at Camrose, said he knew Mr George very well; he was about 53 years of age. He (witness) saw him about half-past three on Thursday (the afternoon on which the result of the County Council election was known) on the road between the Kilns and Camrose when he helped with others to draw Mr Penn to Camrose. Deceased stayed till 4.30 when he left to go home. He was quite well; he had had a little to drink but was capable of looking after himself. He parted from witness at the stable yard and said Go,)d bye Sarah Morse, a servant in the employ of Mr Richards, of the Home Farm, deposed that on Thursday she was going to Wolfsdale Chapel, with her sister about G.30, when she saw Mr George lying in the road on his face. She and her sister went for Mr Richards. When he arrived, he turned deceased up, and found he was dead. Witness touched his hand, and found it was cold. They went to Camrose to fetch help to bring him to the house. Dr. Mills, surgeon, of Haverfordwest, said he got to Camrose about 10 o'clock last evening (Thursday). He saw deceased at the Home Farm, and examined him, he found he was quite cold. He should think he had been dead from three to six hours. He said deceasecl might be moved home. He subsequently made a post-mortem examination and in his opinion death was due to heart failure. The heart was flabby, and he had no doubt deceased suffered from fainting fits. A verdict in accordance with the medical testimony was returned.
ANNUAL TEA AND" CONCERT AT I BETHESDA CHAPEL. The annual tea and concert, under the auspices of the above place of worship, was held on Thursday evening last. An excellent tea was was served to a large com- pany in the schoolroom adjoining, after which, an adjournment was made to the Chapel where a miscellaneous concert was held. The Rev. O. D. Campbell presided over a moderate attendance. The Misses Rowlands and Strattuii commenced the programme with a skilfully executed pianoforte duett. Mr J. Hier sang in splendid form The River of Years," and a recitation entitled" The Queen of Flowers" by pupils of Hill House College, was a pleasing item. The sweet rendering of OIl the Shore by Miss Morgan provoked loud applause, as did also The Star of Bethlehem by Mr J. Lewis. Miss George sang A Dream of Paradise" very effectually. Mr J. Lewis gave a cornet solo in rare style, and The Childrens Home," sung by Mr J. Davies was tastefully rendered. The song Tears by Miss Owen was highly appreciated, and an organ solo by Mr W. Price gave evidence of his perfect mastery of the instrument. Miss Morgan again delighted the audience with a song The Vision of the Cross," and a duet Albion on thy Fertile Plains" by Misses Davies and Hire was well received. Calvary" sung by Miss George was an excellent performance, and Mr G. Lewis sang another song in fine voice. A hearty vote of thanks to the performers—especially those who had come from a distance terminated the proceedings. The following presided at the tables :—Mrs and the Misses Davies, Mrs and the Misses Jenkins, the Misses John, Mrs Owen Phillips, Mrs John Evans, Mrs Morgan James, Misses Phillips, Lewis, H. and A. James, P. Davies, Grieve, Bevans, Rees, Griffiths, Emme and Eva Phillips, A. aud D. Llewellyn, P. and A. Roberts. Miss E. John, and Mr W. Price ably accompanied throughout the musical programme.
THE TABERNACLE, HAVERFORDWEST. In the course of his sermon on Sunday evening, preached from the words in St. John xiv., 12, He that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he do also and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto the Father," Mr Colborne made the following reflections: He is a truly christian man who lives his life in the spirit of Jesus Christ. Men may be very religious but essentially un-christian, strict in outward observances, but careless in regard to true piety and principle. A man does not succeed as a christian with- out much battling with evil and continued effort. Perhaps the reason for much failure is the want of some simple guiding thought in life, a thought which develops into a principle. All through His earthly life the inspiring thought in Christ's mind was God. His life was a going to the Father.' Every word and deed were prompted by this sublime thought. This too, should be the inspiring thought in us. It would quicken us into holiness of life and spur us on to continued effort. What will not men do, what effort will they not make, to what will they not condescend, in order to make money or to win position ? Some men will do an/thing, everything in order to succeed in worldly matters. They will slave from morning till night, they will exert every nerve, and devise any scheme if only by so doing they can add to their balance at the bank. And one is ashamed to think of what some men will do for the sake of social and political position. No trouble is too great, no scheme is left untried which will lend its help to the furthering of their plans and the securing of a coveted position, or the overthrow of a rival. The past week has told its sad tale of what men will do for worldly fame. We blush to think of it. We hide our heads in shame as a Christian people, and we ask, are we a part of that great nation, exalted by God to be a light to the nations of the world ? Where is the prin- ciple for which our fathers fought and suffered, where the conscience which would not allow them to be untrue to conviction, where the honour which was as dear to them as their very life ? Yes, we are covered with shame when we think of what men will do for the sake of momentary gain, or even for the sake of drink. Why will not men give themselves to goodness and purity, and truth, rather than lend themselves to unriguteousness and sin? If only we threw as much energy into Christianity as we do into other and infinitely lesser concerns, we should live lives of nobility, lives which would be truly helpful to our fellows and bring glory to God.
MILFORD HAYEN., Our readers are respectfully invited to forward us notice ofbirths, marriages, or deaths, which we insert free of charge, the only condition being that they are accompanied with the name and address of the sender. Communications left at our Milford office not later than Tuesday noon will ensure insertion in the next issue of the Telegraph. RENT SAVBD.—Purchase your own house by easy pay- ment without capital. System in successful operation for over twenty years. Address L.P.A. Office of this Journal. Every description of Plain and Ornamental PRINTING neatly and expeditiously executed at very low prices, at the l'elegraph Printing Offices, Priory Street, Milford Haven. William Lewis & Sons Pro- prietors. The Telegraph may be obtained immediately after the arrival of the 5.34 train from Haverfordwest, on Wednesday evening, at Mr G. P. Ormond's, Charles Street, or at the Railway Bookstall. DENTAL NOTICB. Messrs F. Owen & Co. Surgeon Dentists, now attend at Mr Bevans, stationer, 12a, Charles Street, Milford Haven, every other Tuesday. See large advertisement. Consultation free. American Dentistry. Teeth fixed by the company's Patent Suction requiring no fastening. For eating and articulation the are equal to the natural teeth. R.A.O.B.—The first of a series of smoking concerts took place at the above institute on Saturday evening last. Judging by the large attendance and excellent programme provided, they cannot but otherwise be a great success. As usual the services of the old reliable Mr Fred Symmons were secured for the piano, at which instrument his ability is well known. The chair for the evening was ably filled by Mr H. F. Thomas. ST. CATHERINE'S PARISH CHURCH.—We are asked to state that the hours of services in S. Catherine's Parish Church, Milford Haven, are now as follows: 8.0 a.m., Holy Communion 10.30 a.m., Matins and Sermon; 6.30 p.m., Evensong and Sermon. It is intended after Easter to have a second celebration of the Holy Communion every Sunday at 11.30 a.m. On the first Sunday in the month and upon all high festivals this service will be plain. On all other Sundays it will be solemnly sung by a full choir. VISIT OF THE DEAN OF ST. DAVID'S.—On Thursday evening the Dean,of St. David's will preach the sermon at the special Lenten Service in S. Catherine's Church, Milford Haven. The service will commence at 7.30 p.m. The collection will be devoted to the National Society and the Diocesan Fund. On Friday evening the Dean will deliver an address in the National Schools in connection with the Church of England Temperance Society. The meeting will commence at 8 o'clock. Admission will be free. A few reserved seats at sixpence to defray expenses. POLIOEJXEWS.—At the Sessions House, Milford Haven, on Friday last-before Col. Roberts and Mr J. B. Gaskell-Thomas Crowley, a fisherman, aesiding in Hakin, was brought up in custody charged with being drunk and disorderly in Hakin and assaulting P.C. Nicholas, No. 11. while in the execution of his dutv at Hakin, the previous night. P.C. Nicholas deposed that at 10.50 last night he was standing in Point Street, Hakin, near the Heart of Oak Inn, where he observed the prisoner in a drunken condition going towards the door of the above inn, and when near the door he was stopped entering by the manager's wife (Mrs Hitchings) to whom he used obscene language. The latter called on witness to remove him. He (witness) responded to the call and requested him to move away and stop using such filthy language. He then became very violent, called witness obscene names, and struck him on the head with his fist, and snatched his whistle from his breast, and threw it away. He then arrested him, and threw him down, when a sharp struggle took place. Defendant kioked witness several times in the struggle and he was obliged to use the handcuffs in consequence of his (defendant's) violent conduct. A young man, who was standing close by, recovered witness s whistle and sounded it, and soon after P.C. Owens, No. 3, came to his assistance and eventually they took him Into custody. He used disgysting language all the way to the station. After arresting the prisoner a militiaman obstructed him in the performance of his duty. He caught hold of the prisoner and tried his best to get him from his custody, and failing to do so, he took off his belt and coat and put himself in a fighting attitude against him. P.C. Owens, No. 3, corroboroted. Prisoner in reply to the benoh said he could not remember anything about it. Fined 5s and 4s 6d costs for being drunk, and 7s Gd and 4s oosts for the assault on P.C. Nicholas. Total 21q. Given a fortnight to pay.—Qn Tuesday before Dr. Griffith and Mr J. B. Gaskell—Wm. Fryatt, a labourer residing in Hakin was brought up in custody charged with being drunk and disorderly the previous night. P.S. Brinn proved the charge, and the defendant, who appeared very penitent, was ordered to pay the costs, 3s 6d, a month being allowed him to do so.
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LLOYDS BANK LIMITED. The fortieth general meeting of Lloyd's Bank Limited, was held on the 14th ult. at the Grand Hotel, Birming- ham, Mr Thomas Salt presiding. He referred with regret to the disturbance of trade occasioned by the engineers strike, and said on the whole business bad been satisfactory for the bank. The figures of the balancesheetshowed, he said, some remarkable increases. The capital had advanced to over two millions, an increase of over a quarter of a million, and the reserve fund had been increased by two hundred thousand pounds, and the total assets, which a year ago stood at £ 35,997,000 were now £ 40,760,000. These were partly due to the acquisition during the year of Messrs Williams Bank at Chester, and North Wales, and of the city of Gloucester Bank, both of which amalgamations had proved very profitable. Lloyds Bank led this policy of combination, and other banks had largely followed. Referring to the changes of the last ten years, he expressed a hope that first class banks would, while m untainingt a courteous rivalry, not .resort to vulgar competition, but work together in friendship and harmony. In announcing his retirement from the chair- manship on account of age and infirmity, Mr Salt quoted the figures of the first balance sheet he signed in 1886, in comparison with those of the last report, shewing that in those eleven years, the capital had advanced from C750,000 to £ 2,040,000, the reserve fund from £gGO,OOO to XI,200,000 and the total assets from eleven millions to forty millions, or nearly quadrupled. The report was approved, and on the motion of Sir Alfred Hickman, M.P., seconded by Mr Swaun, the retiringdirectorR, Messrs Brodie Hoare, M.P., Sampson S. Lloyd, and John S. Phillips, were re-appointed, and the directors' remuneration was increased from 7,500 guineas to ten thousand guineas, at which figure Sir Alfred Hickman said it would be still below that of directors of several other Joint Stock Banks. The fee of the auditors, Messrs Harrison, Barrett, West, and Thorley, and Messrs Price Water- house and Company was also increased from a thousand to fifteen hundred guineas, and special thanks were voted to the Chairman and to the directors for their services.
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Dates to be Remembered at Milford Haven. Notices of events for which printing has been doue at the branch office of the Telegraph, can alone appear under this heading. THURSDAY, MARCH 10th.—A grand concert will be given at the Masonic Hall on the above date by the Milford United Male Voice Choir, assisted by Miss Scale, Mrs Thomas, Mrs Biddlecombe, Mrs Pickering, Mr H. G. Stowell Mr W, Gardiner. Mr Bridgewater will conduct the choir and Miss Farrow will be the accompanist. See posters. THURSDAY, MARCH 17TII.-A. grand con- cert will be given at the Masonic Hall on the above date, by the infants of the Milford Board School. THURSDAY MARCH 24TH.—Cantata at North Road Chapel. Further particulars shortly. MARcii.-Grand concert in aid of Fisher- men's and Seamen's Reading Room. REHODOTll CHAPEL, HAKIN. Tea and concert will be held in the above place on Thursday, April 21st. Further particulars will shortly appear.
TREVINE. SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION. The election of seven members to form the Llanrian, Mathry, and Llanreithan North U.D. School Board took place in the schoolroom at this place on Monday. The poll was open from 12 to 8, and Mr John James was the returning officer, a duty which he performed to the satisfaction of all concerned. There were 11 candidates originally nominated but the following five withdrew: Messrs. ^Griffiths, Longhouse Morse, Treyarched; *Richards, Rhoslano" Fach Prickett, Mathry; and Owens, Caerhavod thus leaving nine candidates for the seven seats. The counting was immediately proceeded with in the presence of candidates, and about nine o'clock the result was declared as follows :— *Mr J. W. Keynouts \.) 204 *Mr John Lloyd Lewis (N). 189 *Mr Wm. Harries, Torbaiit; 180 *Mr W. J. Harries, PenIan; (N). 127 Mr Samuel Lloyd Lewis (N) 12.5 Mr W. Mathias, Tailor (C) 123 Willie Roberts (N) 122 NOT ELECTED. *Capt. Thomas, Trevine; (N) 101 Capt. George, Trevine; (N) 71 Some of the successful candidates expressed their I thanks for support, and promised to fulfil their duties honestly. *Astensk denotes members of old Board.
ROCH. I CONCERT.—A most successful concert in aid of the funds of the National School was held on Friday evening, the 4th inst., at the Schoolroom, and was largely attended, and if we may judge by the way in which all the pieces were received, was highly appreciated. The glee class and children trained by Mr and Mrs Williams were not the least part of the entertainment, and their proficiency showed the care which had been bestowed on their training. Unfortunately Mrs Arthur Massy was suffering from a severe cold, and her songs had to be struck out at the last moment, which was a great disappointment to the audience with whom she is so great a favourite. Miss Edith Philipps, of Picton Castle, was in excellent voice, and was deservedly encored in both her songs, and Mr H. Philipps brought down the house with his comic songs, especially The wild man of Borneo. Mr A. W. Massy sang a very pretty song entitled, On Venice waters," and received a well merited encore. His other songs were comic, and of course were encored as usual. Miss Rees (Cufferu), was very effective in her song "Tatters," and Mr Williams sang the popular bass song from the comic opera "La Poupee," "A jovial Monk am I," which was loudly re-demanded. Miss Rose Childs and Miss May Williams were encored in their duet "You shan't play in our yard," which they sang very sweetly. The pianoforte accompaniments were divided between Mrs A. W. Massy and Miss Rees. The singing of the National Anthem just before ten o'clock, brought a very pleasing entertainment to a close.
COUNTY COUNCIL-FINANCIAL STATEMENTS. III. To the Editor of the "Milford Haven Telegraphy SIR,-In my second letter on the above subject published by you on the 2nd day of March, I gave the figures of Part I, II and III of the financial statements for the seven years ending 31st March, 1896, and I pro- ceed to give the figures of Parts IV. V. and VI., for the same Deriod. Part IV.—Loan Account-shows only one entry which occurs in the statement for the year ending 31st March, 1894, namely Receipts County Bridges, £ 700; Expenditure County Bridges t700. Part V.-Police Pension Fund-This account is divided into (A) Revenue (B) Capital and (C) Invest- ment, and is not very easy to follow. I intend to point out apparent inconsistencies later, but at present I give the result of my best endeavour to unravel it. PART V (A.)—REVENUE. We have as income during the seven years (1.) Dividends and Interest on Invest- ment of Pension Fund 864 17 8 (2.) From Local Taxation (Customs and Excise) Duties. 2281 16 2 (3.) Deductions from Pay of Constables 442 17 8 Fines tt 1128 1 7 Fees. 910 4 0 2481 3 3 (4.) Net proceeds of Sale of clothing 167 1.5 U (5.) Other receipts 10 2 6 (6.) Deficiency m Fund supplied year ending 31st March, 1896 187 15 9 5983 10 81 We have as Expenditure during the seven years (1.) Balance due to Treasurer at com- mencment 29 6 1 (2.) Pensions and Allowances 4998 8 2 (3.) Purchase of a cheque book 1 0 10 (4.) Carried to Capital Account out of Revenue 865 5 5! 5894 0 6! Balance in hand 89 10 2 5983 10 8! PABT V (B.)—CAPITAL. We have as Income during the seven years (1.) Balance of Tenby Borough Police Fund. 295 9 8 (2.) Brought from Revenue Account 865 5 5! (3.) Repayments of Principal of money owing. 105911 5 1059 11 5 (4.) Withdrawn from Haverfordwest Savings Bank 809 8 10 3029 15 4i We have as Expenditure during the seven years Investments of fund in :— (1.) Haverfordwest Savings Bank 336 13 4 (2.) Consols, Nominal Value Y,2491 12a 6d Cost 2521 18 2 2858 11 8 Balance in hand 171 3 10i 3029 15 4i N.B.—The real Receipts and Expenditure including balance should be JE2220 6s 6!d, for the JE809 8s lOd in addition was a mere transfer of investment from Savings Bank to Consols, and was made up of 1472 158 6d a Balance in the Bank to start with, and Y,336 13a 4d afterwards deposited. PART V (c.) INVESTMENT. Investments of Pension Fund, 1st April, 1889: County Loans. 2581 14 8 Haverfordwest Savings Bank 472 15 6 3054 10 2 Investments made during seven years: Haverfordwest Savings Bank 336 13 4 Consols Nominal Value. 2491 12 5 2828 5 9 5882 15 11 Investments realised during seven years Withdrawn from Savings Bank 472 15 6 33G 13 4 809 8 10 Repayments of County Loans 1059 11 5 —————— 1809 0 3 Investments remaining 31st March, 1896: County Loans 1522 3 3 Consols Nominal Value. 2491 12 5 ——-——— 4013 15 8 5882 15 11 I As I have remarked above this Pension Fund Account is not very clearly kept; during the first two years of the period of seven years, the method of keeping the account was not the same as during the succeeding five years but there is no difficulty in assimilating the two methods; the right distinction between Revenue and Capital Accounts does not appear to have been invariably kept in view. There are curious entries in the accounts of the last five years of so called deductions of "Receipts which have passed through the County Accounts," but as a fact these sums do not appear as receipts in the County Accounts. The Revenue Account for the year ending 31st March, 1896, shows a balance in hand of £89 10s 2d. After seeking aid from the County Account amounting to S187 15s 9d, one would have sup- posed that the aid sought might have been limited to less thanRlOO. The way in which the sums due year by year for part payment of principal and for payment of interest are calculated is eccentric, however, the application of pressure from time to time, reduces the dislocations in a. great measure. Still I cannot trace any payment of the Principal and Interest due on the 1871 and 1872 Loans for the year ending 31st March, 1891, nor can I trace the payment of annual instalments of the 1888 Loan further than July 1895, which leaves half-a-year unaccounted for, and with regard to this last loan, the actual division of annual instalments between reduction of principal and payment of interest seem to me to have reduced the principal by X5 12s 3d too little and to have charged as interest JM 12s 3d too much. PART VI.—STATEMENT OF LOAXS. (1.) On the let April, 1889, of Six Loans contracted for the purpose of the Asylum each for 30 years at 4 per cent. interest during the years 1863 to 1866 there appears to have been outstanding a sum of j62425 out of a sum of £ 12500 originally borrowed. On the 31st March, 1896, this sum had been reduced to JE33 6s 8d, a sum of £ 2391 13s 4d having been paid off during the seven years. (2.) On the 1st April, 1880, of a Seventh and Eighth Loan for the purpose of the Asylum borrowed from the Police Investment Fund in the years 1871 and 1872 for 30 years at 0 per cent., there appears to have been out- standing a sum of X2081 lis 8d out of a sum of JE4974 originally borrowed. or On the 31st March, 1896, this sum had been reduced to X1086 18s 8d, a sum of £904 16s having been paid off during the seven years. (3.) On the let April, 1889, of a ninth loan for the purpose of the Asylum contracted on 4th Deoember,41880, for 20 years at 4 per cent., there appears to have been outstanding a sum of £ 3627 out of a sum of X6045 originally borrowed. On the 31st March, 1896, this sum had been reduced to £ 1511 5s a sum of £ 2115 15s having been paid off by half yearly instalments during the seven years. All the other loans appear to be paid in annual instalments. (4.) A Tenth Loan for the purpose of the Milford Lock-up appears to have been contracted on 17th July, 1888, by borrowing ;C500 from the Police Investment Fund for 30 years at 4 per cent., and this was all out- standing on 1st April, 1889. On the 31st March, 1896, £ 435 4s 7d is shown as due on this Loan, a sum of £64 15s 5d being shown as paid off during the seven years. (5) The Loan oft700 contracted as shown in Part IV on 5th February, 1894, for Bridges is shown as reduced on 31st March, 1896, to Y,672 8s Id by a payment of £ 27 lis lid made during the two years. .%3 a summary 01 me ioregoing particulars we appear to have Nine Loans for the Asylum, originally borrowed £23519. Outstanding let April, 1889, £ 8133 14s 8d. Payments during seven years 15502 4s 4d., outstanding 31st March, 10s 4d. A Loan for the Milford Lock-up originally borrowed £ 500,'outstanding 1st April, 1889, £ 500. Payments during seven years 164 15s 5d. Outstanding 31st March, 1896, X 135 4s 7d. A Loan for Bridges contracted 1894, X700. Paid off in two years 127 lis lid. Outstanding 31st March, 1896, X672 8s Id. It will be noticed that during the seven years of the Seventh and Eighth Loans for the Asylum (contracted in 1871 and 1872) a sum of S994 16s was paid off, and as the yearly instalment on these Loans is Y, 165 16s, this amounts to six yearly instalments instead of seven. This however, if I am right in supposing, that the yearly instalment during the year ending 31st March, 1891, was not paid, does not indicate more than a year's postponement in paying off the Loan and the loss would I suppose be measured by a year's interest on the amount unpaid at 5 per cent., or about J8 5s. I have also noticed above that there appears to have been a miscalculation in the matter of the JE.500 Loan. Part VI also contains in and after the year ending 31st March, 1893, a statement of a Loan of X476 10s said to relate to the Pembroke Lock-up. In the years ending 31st March, 1895 and 1896, sums of £ 63 10s 8d for reduction of Principal and of £ 54 6s 5d on account of interest are entered, and the two sums in reduction of Principal amounting to X127 Is 4d can be traced to a sort of Suspense Account in Part II, but I cannot trace the sums said to be paid on account of Interest. In the statement of the year ending 31st March, 1895, the interest on this Loan is said to be 3 per cent; in the Statement for 1896,it is said to be 4 per cent. The so-called Loan said to have been contracted 7th August, 1890, does not appear in Part IV(then Part III) for that or any other year. In fact so far as I can understand them, the Financial Statements give no explanation of this so-called Loan. In the Financial Statement, Part VI, for the year ending 31st March, 1895, a note to the payment on account of this Loan calls it a transfer entry. I have in this, and in my last letter attempted to take a general survey of seven years accounts in order that your readers may have a general idea of the monies dealt with by the County Council, but it would be too great a tax on their patience, and your space, to pursue an investigation into the details of the whole of these Accounts. Your obedient Servant, C. F. EGERTON ALLEN. Tenby, March 3, 1898. ALLEN.
i Do You Know ? That the Welsh Liberal Members of Parliament met at the House of Commons on Thursday afternoon. That they added Mr Wynford Philipps' name to the Convention Committee. That the market on Saturday was well attended. That prices were well maintained, and are still rising. That Mr Llewellyn'has been the'recipient of number- less congratulations on his solitary Liberal victory. That the solid rout of the Liberals created immense surprise. That the first meeting of the Council takes place on the loth inst. That Captain Goldschmidt leaves for the Continent next week. That the new lamp has been placed outside the Market JI Hall. That the lecture on The second advent of Christ in the Masonic Hall was poorly attended. That the level crossing just beyond the Priory Ruins is extremely dangerous. That persons approaching it, cannot tell when the train is coming. That representations should be made to the railway company to have a bell signal attached. That a sad story comes from Broad Haven. That a young man who came down to bury his mother, a victim of the epidemic, caught the fever and died. That the annual meeting of the Jewish Mission (local branch), is to be held in the Tabernacle to-night (Wed- nesday). That the Rev. Aaron Sternberg will attend as a depu- tation, and give an interesting account of the work in other parts. That there is much speculation as to who will be chair- man of the new Council. That the consensus of opinion is in favour of Sir Charles E. G. Philipps, Bart. That the ministers of Neyland met in conference last week. That the religious outlook in the district was spoken of as being decidedly hopeful. That rumour says the Tories intend appropriating all the Aldermanic seats. That Alderman Brewer should certainly be re-elected. That rumour from the same influential source marks Mr Morris Ll. Owen as an alderman. That it is probable the Neyland Parish Council will be re-elected without opposition. That with a view to wiping off the deficit on the Infirmary, several schemes have already been suggested. That a special meeting for the purpose of discussing That a a be held on Friday. tblem is to That our sugestion of a bazaar and carnival has been received with favour. That as yet no one has shown themselves eager to be one of the ten to give X20. That our interview with Dr. Brigstocke last week is being well discussed. That not a few ratepayers are speaking very strongly on the matter. That a big gate" is expected at the Football Match on Thursday. That excursion trains will run from all parts of the county. I That both teams will have their full strength. That a close and exciting contest is therefore assured. That the Marloes controversy still continues. That I am afraid there is not an excess of christian charity either side. j That the roads of Haverfordwest cry aloud for a steam roller. That a boat-house, with boats for hire on the river, would be well patronised during the summer months. That the funeral of Mr George, of Knock Farm, Camrose, took place on Tuesday. That a large number of sorrowing friends and relatives were present. That Mr Wynford Philipps, M.P., is announced to speak at one of the meetings during the Stepney Bye- election. That the living of St.. David's, Prendergast, is expected to be filled durge coming fortnight. That Mr William Davies made a gallant attempt to keep the seat for the Liberal party in the Prendergast and Uzmaston division on Wednesday last. That the result showed that he had the full support of the working-men of the district or the majority on the other side would have been far greater than it really was. That his next attempt will certain to be crowned with success. PERIWINKLE.
BIRTHS. On the 7th inst., at Cemetery Row, City Road, in this town, the wife of Mr William Jenkins, carpenter, of a son. MARRIAGES. On the 1st inst., at St. Mary's Church, Tenby, by the Rev. Godfrey Wolfe, B.A., curate, James Percival Henry Watkins, Myrtle Cottage, New Road, to Lizzie Morris. DEATHS. On the 2nd inst., at North Gate, in this town, George, youngest son of Mr Charles Morgan, boot and shoe maker, aged 18 years. Deeply regretted. On the 5th inst., at Broad Haven, William, the eldest son of Mr J. Manning, aged 19 years. Deeply regretted. On the 25th ult., at Bryn-Awel, Narberth Road, Elizabeth, wife of Mr Dd. Lewis, aged 59. On the 1st inst., at Church Street, Tenby, the Rev. W. R. H. Brown, aged 76 years. On the 1st inst.. at the Prince's Head," Tenby, Phoebe John, aged 81 years. At Port Adelaide, South Australia, Mr Thomas Grant Herbert, son of the late Mr Thomas Herbert, accountant, Mariner's Square, in this town, in his 59th year. °
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APPROACHING EVENTS INo announcements unless paid for can appear under the above heading, except those for which printing or advertising is done at the office of this paper. BETHESDA CHURCH.— Rev Arthur Mursell, of London, will deliver a lecture on Dr Nansen," at the above place of worship, on March 22nd. A JSARDIS BAPTIST UIIAPEL.-tt suusunpnuu Tea,in aid of the Building Fund, will be given at the above place on Wednesday. March 9th, (and not on the 2nd as previously announced), by the Kev. E. and Mrs Lawrence. EBENEZER CilkPFL.-X lecture will be delivered on March 17th next, by the Rev. R. R. Roberts, B.A., Aberdare, subject, "Æsop's Fables. Chair to be taken at 7.30 by Marlay Samson, Esq., Scotchwell. ALBANY BAND OF HoPE.—lhe annual meeting of the above Band of Hope will be held in the Albany Chapel, March 24th, 1898, when a most attractive service of song will be rendered by the children, entitled John Tregelloweth-His Mark, (by the Rev. Mark Guy Pearse), illustrated by striking lantern slides. Admission 3d. each. Doors open at p.m. The Wesleyan Sunday School Anniversary will be held on Sunday, 15th May. Preacher: Mr Raymond Preston. PRENDERGAST SUNDAY MORNING SCHOOL -The annual tea of the above school will be held on Good Friday, April 8th, to be followed by a competitive meeting in the evening. Tickets Is. Albany Sunday School Anniversary will fee held on Sunday, March 27th. Preachers: Morning- Rev. Owen Jacobs afternoon-Rev. J. Gilbert Rees > evening—Rev. O. D. Campbell, M.A. BETHESDA SUNDAY SCHOOL.—The Anni- versary Services in coneection with the above, will be held on April 24th. THEATRICALS. An entertainment under distinguished patronage will take place on Thurs- day, 21st April, in the Masonic Hall, Haverfordwest, when the Milford Haven Amateur Dramatic Company have kindly consented to perform the amusing comic drama entitled Little Toddlekins" and the laughable [ farce entitled Freezing a Mother-in-law." Please note date.
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Neyland Parish Council. THE BLANKET CHARITY. 1 THANKS TO THE PRESS. The final general business meeting of the above council was held in the Board School, Neyland, on Monday last, at 7.30 p.m., Mr Anthony James, presiding. There were also present Messrs G. Lewis, H. Allen, Reynolds, Wm. Thomas (Temperance Hotel), W. Evans, Llewellyn, Skone, and Geo. Davies. j CHAIRMAN'S THANKS. The Chairman said the members were aware that they had now reached the close of the year, and he wished to thank them for their kind courtesy and assistance during the past twelve months. He felt he should be wanting in duty if he did not say these few closing words. There was very litttle business for them to do that night, unless the members had anything to bring forward. The par- ticulars of those who had received benefits from the Blanket Charity, and the balance sheet for the past year would be read to them. CHILD'S CHARITY. The following abstract of accounts in regard to the above was then submittad :— RECEIPTS. I a. d. Balance in hand 2 10 5 Receipts during 1897 9 3 4 Total 11 13 9 PAYMENTS. £ s. d. Bank charges. 2 0 Printing Notices (2 years) 4 6 Blankets, Allen. 3 0 0 Biddlecombe 3 0 0 Herbert. 3 2 3 Balance in hand. 2 5 0 Total. 11 13 9 Mr Evans asked if that were all the particulars the vicur gave of the charity. The Chairman said that was all, but he thought that was hardly enough. Mr Davies thought the vicar ought to give them the addresses of those who had received blankets. It was all very well to give them the names they not only wanted n ies, but addresses also. He would move a propoB- sit: 'U, that the clerk send and get a list of the addresses." The Chairman said it ought to be known that they did not impute any unfair motives. It was only right that they should have the addresses. He thought the balance sheet very satisfactory and showed a marked advance- ment on previous years. Mr Allen seconded Mr Davies' motion. He did not think there was anything wrong, but he thought the vicar was not doing right in not giving them the addressee. It was not just to the ratepayers. The Chairman said there was a name appearing in the list of "Jones." Well there were a great many "Jones's" in the place. No one knew who this particular one was, and the rest would not like to be mistaken for him. The addresses were essential. The motion was carried unanimously. LAST MEETING. The Chairman said it had always been their custom to hold a last meeting for closing accounts, and all financial business towards the end of the month. He therefore proposed that the next meeting be held on the 30th of March to close the accounts for the year." Mr Evans seconded and it was carried. VICAR AND THE FEES. The Chairman announced that there had been no reply from the vicar in regard to the fees. He regretted to say that their clerk (Mr Griffiths) was uuable to attend, being laid up with an attack of influenza. ILLNESS OF THE CLERK. A letter was read from Mr Griffiths regretting that for the first time in three years, he must ask them to excuse his attendance, as he was suffering from an attack of influenza. He further stated that he would require £15 to pay five weeks salary to W. Davies, and a ofeeqne to pay the expenses of the Returning Officer in the last uncontested election. He also had pleasure in informing them that he was to be the Deputy Returning Officer in the forthcomiing election. ROAD CLEANING. In response to an application from Mr Allen, Mr Geo. Davies proposed That the roadmen be sent to Little Honeyborough Lane to clean up the gutters and to do what repairs are necessary there." Mr Skone seconded, and it was carried. A letter was read from Mr J. A. Parry in response to the letter of the Council asking him to do something to put the road in good condition in West Lane, Honey- borough. He wrote apologising that he had Hot answered their letter of the 3rd inst., before. The fact was he had not yet received any reply to his letter on the subject from his agent. He had, kowever, wired for further particulars without delay. I THANKS TO THE PRESS. Mr W. Evans said he did not think they ought to let ( that meeting pass without a word of thanks to the press. The gentlemen came down to their meeting pegulariy at considerable inconvenience, and he had found their reports of great service. He proposed a vote of thanks to the correspondents. Mr W. Thomas seconded. The Chairman supported the vote with all his heart. He felt sure the Council would never have got on so well as they had, if it had not been for the Press. The report of their meetings were of great help to them, and another advantage was that when their speeches were reported they could not, if they wished, go back from that they had said. The vote was carried, and the meeting then closed.
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WEDDING CARDS! WEDDING CARDS!! NEW SELECTION JUST RECEIVED.—For specimens and prices, apply at the Telegraph Offices, Haverfordwest and Maford Haven. THE MURDER AT CANUT BARRACKS. -SEN- TENCE OF DEATH.—The trial of Private Kenny, of the 8th Hussars, for the murder of his comrade, Private Goodwin, at Cahir Barracks was concluded at Clonmel Assizes. The Jury convicted the prisoeer and recom- mended him to mercy.—Mr Justice Gibson, in sentencin g the prisoner to be hanged on April 5th next, said the murder was a cruel, brutal, and trecherous one, from a coiite aiptible motive. He did not hold out any prospect that prisoner's life would te spared. As MAD AS A MARCH HARE."—This old proverb aptly applies to those persons who are deluded into pur- chasing articles of consumption, simply because they are cheap. Parity and quahtg are most essential in all that we e'tt and drink. HORNIMAN'S TEA, being absolutely pure and of the highest quality, is really much the cheapest, as it goes tiriee as far as any other in the cup, and gives universal satisfaction. Sold in this locality by: —Haverfordwest: Devereux, Grocer, &c., Swan Square; Milford Haven Coate, Le Bon Marche Evans & Co., Stores." Pembroke Griffiths, Grocer. Pembroke Dock Rollings, Grocer and Confectioner, Rees, Baker. Fishguard: Lewis, Chemist. Neyland: Harris, Grocer. Goodwick: Harries & Co., "Stores. Letterston Jenkins, Grocer. SUPPOSED CHILD MUUDER AT FARNHAM.— What appears to be a case of child murder came to light on Monday afternoon at Farnham, when the body of a child, about fifteen months' old, was diseovered in the stream near Snailfcby Farm. A farm labourer named Ralph had his suspicions aroused on Sunday night by the strange movements of a woman, who, when spoken to by him, said she was only washing her hands in the- stream. Ralph and a police sergeant subsequently found a child's feeding bottle, and later, Ralph, who was persistent in his search, found the body of an infant [ in the stream. He unfortunately cannot give a description of the woman. DELICIOUS MAZAWATTEE TEA. DELICIOUS MAZAWATTEE TEA. The Popular Tea of the Day, Dainty and Delicious. Agent for MILFORD HAVEN A. DAYSH, 3 & 6, CHARLES STREET. SUPPOSED SUICIDE OF A GIRL OF THIRTEEN. -An inqtiest was held at Alvastoii near Derby, on Monday afternoon on the body of Mary Elizabeth Birkiu, aged 13, daughter of a gas worker. Deceased, while out with some companions on Satur- day, had a scuffle with a girl named Butler, who I thereupon eomplaned to her father, and th^ village policeman took Birkiu's name And address. This greatly upset the deceased, and she told her friends tilie would rather commit suicide than have her name appear in the papers. She endeavoured to jump into the canal, and would have done so had not her friends prevented her. The same evening, however, she was missed, and on Sunday her dead body was taken from the canal. The jury returned a verdict of "Found Drowned." It is now many years since the Railway Passengers' Assurance Company made a great departure from the old practice as regards death claims, and, instead of requiring the time-honoured delay of three months introduced the custom of paying the full sum assurea immediatety upon the production of evidence of death and proof of title. It is not often, however, that so forcible an illustration of the benefits of the change is shewn as in the case of the late Dr. Slater, a man in the prime of life, and in good practice, who was shot—as so many others have been—by the explosion of his gun v-hen getting through a hedge. The death occurred em the :2Uth of January, the claim was admitted on the 15th February, and the cheque for £ 1,000 was handed over to the representatives on the 23rd February. The value ef Accident Assurance in providing a sum for immediate use in case of unexpected death has frequently been pointed "f e of the immediate out, and this is a striking example of the immediate realisation of an asset at the moment when it is most required. ENGLAND'S GLORY MATCHES. Save the EL DOZEX WRAPPERS and send for particulars of PRIZES to S. J. MORELAND and SONS, England Glory Match Works, Gloucester. The above brand of matches are made entirely by BRITISH LABOUR. [3024 EMIGRATION TO ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD. —Agent for the following lines Orient, Castle, Unioa, I New Zealand Shipping Co., Shaw Saville Albion Co., Beaver Line, American Line (from Southampton), Cunard, White Star, k-c.Fred W. Lewis, Bridge Stte £ L Haverfordwest. PRINTING! PRINTING! PRINTING 1 We have a Large Plant and Willing Hands for all favours at the Telegraph Offices, Bridge Street