Runaway Horses at Milford Haven. EXCITING SCENE. PONY FALLS OVER ONE HUNDRED FEET. Milford Haven was on Thursday afternoon last the scene of a most exciting incident, which may have been attended with very serious consequences, but happily such was not the case. About half-past three o'clock Mr C. Hole, grocer, was driving a horse attached to a phaeton down the Priory Road, when the animal by some means became frightened and bolted off down the hill. Mr Hole, observing the perilous position in which he was placed, jumped out, and escaped with a severe shaking. At this time there was also standing outside Mr Lester's shop a pony attached to a spring cart, the property of Mr Thomas, butcher, Thornton. Terrified by the noise of the first runaway, the pony now took off, and the two animals came down the hill in the direction of Hamilton Terrace almost abreast of each other. Crossing the street here, they both made for the wooden fencing placed against the steep embankment overlooking the dock company's property at the back of the fish market. This they came against with tremendous force about 30 yards apart, knocking it to pieces. It was now that the climax was reached when the pony was seen to fall over to the ground below a distance of about 100 feet. Everyone thought nothing could have saved the animal from being dashed to pieces, so the astonishment of the spectators can well be imagined when an examination revealed the fact that it had sustained no more serious injury than a few rather severe cuts in several parts, but which were not likely to produce any real permanent injury. Mr Hole's horse dropped on the top of the bank and appeared as if stunned.
A LOCAL CHAMPION SCULLER. INTERESTING INTERVIEW. A correspondent has had an interview with Mr James Davies, of Llangwm, who won the Sculling Champion- ship of the Thames Police on Thursday, the 18th inst. He says:—I called at Mr Davies' residence, 10, Belvedere Road, Lambeth, London, and after explaining the object of my visit was ushered into the drawing room. I was very glad to see you win your race so easily yesterday, Mr Davies." Thank you, so were a large number of people, I believe. How long have you rowed that style of boat ? Never, until about three months ago. I really had never been in one with sliding thwarts previous to that, but could handle a pair of sculls before coming to London. Did you experience any great difficulty with them ? "Well, yes, for a short time until I got used to the working of the boat; in fact, I got capsized more than once." "Of course the men against whom you were com- peting have always been used to such boats ? Yes, they have been used to no other kind ¡' practically. How many races have you rowed on the Thames to the present time ? "Three. And you have been successful in all three r" "Yes, as easily as you saw me win on Thursday." I understand you are better adapted for a long distance than a short one, is that so ? Yes, I should much prefer to have the full champion- ship course, from Putney to Mortlake, 3i miles. The race last Thursday was not quite two miles, with a fair wind and tide, which made it light work for the Cockney." "What is your opinion of Thames' scullers generally ? I I "Well they are pretty quick for a short distance, but do not seem capable of staying for any long distance." Have you any more races to come off this year ? Yes, one four oar race on the 29th inst., open to the elite crew of the Metropolitan Police Force." I believe it is value prizes you get, not money ? Yes, my prize last Thursday is a dinner service value 10 guineas, but we do not get any prizes until the annual dinner which is held on November 3rd." "Did you feel at all doubtful as to the result of Thursday's race ? Not for one moment, as I was determined to win it providing I did not get an accident." Was that race confined to the Thames Police only ? No, it was open to the Police of the United Kingdom. I may also mention that the men whom I have defeated, have held the Championship for the last five years, and have been trained on the Thames. It was rather an awkward business for me to perform, being a country lad, to go amongst such crack rowers of the latest style. I can assure you they laughed at the idea of my competing against them, but they have come to the conclusion that one who has been brought up in the country, with plenty of the best to make use of, and plenty of pure fresh air, is worth half-a-dozen men brought up in the smoke." 11 Dimensions of the boat did you say." "Oh yes." Length 35 feet, beam 1 foot 3 inches, depth 8 inches, weight 321bs. Now, sir, as I have to don my uniform and be on duty in an hour, I must wish you a very good day Mr Thanking Mr Davies for the pleasure of the interview and wishing him every future success, I took my departure.—[The above was unavoidably crowded out last week.—ED. of T.]
Haverfordwest Petty Sessions. Monday.—Before the Mayor (Sir Charles Philipps, Bart), Messrs T. L. James, T. James, J. Rees, and C. P., Saunders. STRAY ANIMALS. Mary Whelton, of Portfield, was charged with allowing her horse and mule to stray on the Dale Road on the 27th of last month. Defendant pleaded guilty, and was fined Is and costs. ANNOYING THE SALVATION ARMY. Frederick Ellis, who did not appear, was charged with being drunk and disorderly on the 27th ult. P.S. Phillips stated that at 8.20 p.m., he found the defendant almost helplessly drunk in the Castle Square. He was shouting and swearing behind the Salvation Army. With assistance the officer took him home. The Mayor asked if this was the first offence. The Magistrate's Clerk He was fined in July last for a similar offence. The Mayor then read a letter to his brother magistrates from the defendant. Fined 2s 6d and costs, or 14 days. DRUNK IN CHARGE. Benjamin John, farmer, was charged with being drunk in charge of a horse and cart, and with using obscene language. P.O. Cousins stated that about 10 p.m., on the 22nd ult., he saw defendant in Perrott's Road, riding in a spring cart. He was very drunk with the reins under the horse's feet. There was a large crowd of people, and his language was most disgraceful. It was continued for half-an-hour, and was not fit to be repeated in Court. The Mayor The last time he was before the magis- trates was in 1895. Supt. Francis That is the last here, but I believe he is pretty well known here. The Mayor said they regarded the charge as very serious as accidents might have occurred. Fined 30s with costs for being drunk, and 10s and costs for the bad language. WITHDRAWN. Henry Williams, of the Rifleman Inn, was charged with keeping open his premises for the sale of intoxica- ting liquors during prohibited hours. Supt. Francis said he had sent a notice to defendant, stating that in consequence of the death of his wife last Friday, he should withdraw the charge. The Magistrates' Clerk: Did his wife supply the ale ? Supt. Francis She did, and I beg to withdraw it. An assault case in which Wm. Davies and John Moss, Jun., had summoned each other for assault was, on the application of Mr Colin Rees Davies, also withdrawn, both desiring to settle the case amicably out of court. Mr W. J. Jones said he appeared for Messrs S. B. Sketch & Co., who desired to withdraw the case against Thomas Elson Williams for selling two bottles of lemonade with a false trade mark. Defendant had tendered his apology, and undertaken to pay the costs. Bearing in mind too, that he had been in ill-health for a considerable time, they asked for the case to be with- drawn. This was also granted. The case of Sarah Jenkins v. Thomas Jenkins—an application under the Married Women's Act-was struck out of the list, Supt. Francis stating that the parties were now living together. MOTHER AND SON. Morris Whelton, who did not appear, was charged with using threatening language to his mother, Mary Whelton, at Portfield. The mother said she did not wish to press the case against him. Only let him clear from her house. He was 22 years of age, and she did not think he should be there to annoy her with his drunken habits after having to keep him, as he would not work. The Mayor You must tell him you won't have him in, and if he does come in, send for a policeman against him. The case was adjourned for a month. LICENSING EXTENSION. I On the application of Mr Morgan, the Bench granted I an extension of the license of the Market Cellars from 11 to 1 a.m. for the 13th inst., on the occasion of the foot- ball club supper and smoking concert. LICENSING PROSECUTIONS. I William James, landlord of the Horse & Groom public house, Prendergast, was charged with keeping open his licensed premises during prohibited hours, and Hannah Bowen was charged with aiding and abetting. Mr W. J. Jones appeared for the defence. P.C. Davies stated that on Sunday, the 28th ult., at about five minutes to nine, in company with P.C Llewellyn he concealed himself just opposite the Horse & Groom. At nine o'clock he saw two men coming from the private house occupied by Alfred Bowen, adjoining the Horse & Groom. One of the men was William Richards, of Prendergast, who had it seemed to him a bottle in his right hand pocket. The other man he did not know. At five minutes past nine a little girl came down Prendergast and knocked at Bowen's door. Mrs Bowen came to the door, and the girl handed her a small white jug. Then Mrs Bowen went and knocked at the public house door, which was opened by someone from the inside. Mrs Bowen handed the jug to the one who opened the door. He did not see who it was. The door was then closed, Mrs Bowen remaining on the doorstep for about two minutes. Defendant (to witness): You are a liar. Supt. Francis (to the Bench): Defendant has openly called the witness a liar. The Magistrates' Clerk (to defendant) You must hold your tongue. The Mayor (to defendant) It is a very serious thing for any person in court to intimidate a witness, and we shall have to deal with that in a different way alto- gether. Witness, continuing, said the jug was handed back to Mrs Bowen, who handed it to the little girl. He could not tell if there was anything in the jug. At ten minutes past nine a little girl came up Prendergast. She went and knocked at Mrs Bowen's door. Mrs Bowen opened the door, came outside, and he saw the girl handing something to Mrs Bowen, who went again and knocked at the public house door. The door was opened from the inside, and he saw Mrs Bowen handing to the one that opened the door. The door was closed, and Mrs Bowen remained on the doorstep for a couple of minutes. Then the door of the public house was again opened, and he saw the party handing something out to Mrs Bowen. He could not say what it was, as he could only see the arm. Mrs Bowen then passed what she had received to the little girl, and after Mrs Bowen had gone into her house the little girl came down the street towards Haverford- west. When she was opposite the place to where he was concealed he went out to her. She had a bottle in her hand, which she gave him. He produced it, and it con- tained brandy. From a statement she made to him he went back to the public house. He knocked at the door, which was opened by the landlord. He went inside an d saw several members of the family. In the presence of them all he asked the landlord which of those in the house had sold that bottle of brandy. He answered Nobody in this house; that bottle did not come from here at all." Witness then said Well, if I saw this bottle come from this house I did not see what was right." He then left the premises. The name of the little girl was Emily Parry, daughter of Thomas Parry, labourer, of Prender- gast. Her age was about 14. The Mayor Is she here. Supt. Francis: No, sir. « Mr Jones: You are prosecuting, and it is for you to produce her. Witness, in cross-examination by Mr Jones, said he was concealed in the corner of the schoolyard, and saw what happened between the railings. He left about twelve minutes past nine. The girl Parry was not summoned by them to appear there. P.C. Llewellyn corroborated, with the exception that he did not go into the public house. Mr Jones, for the defence, said that case was brought before the Court with a certain amount of premeditation and pre-conceived ideas on the part of the prosecutors, as they went for the express purpose of endeavouring to detect some offence against the law The only real evidence was that of the girl Parry. She went to Mrs Bowen, whose husband was a nephew of the landlord, and she said she wanted 4d. worth of brandy for her mother who was ill. The mother was ill from recent confinement. This was known to Mrs Bowen, and she got the brandy for the girl. Thus it was an excusable occasion, and he invited them to say that the sale was justifiable under the circumstances. Hannah Bowen stated that she was coming out of the house to go into next door when the little girl asked her for the brandy for her mother. There was no secrecy about it in the least. The only girl she saw was the girl Parry. She did not take a i ug from anybody. She had been for a walk and had only lust come in. Cross-examined by Supt. Francis Mrs James supplied her with the brandy. When P.C. Davies went into the house he did not see Mrs James. She did not see Thomas Richards there. It was quite moonlight P.C. Davies I did not see Mrs James there. Thomas Parry, father of the girl Emily Parry, said his wife was suffering from the effects of confinement, and he told her to send for some brandy. His wife had been complaining all the afternoon, and on the Tuesday the doctor was sent for. At this point Supt. Francis ascertained that the girl Parry was in court, and said he would call her as a witness. Mr Jones objected, considering it a most unfair pro- cedure. The magistrates consulted, and the Mayor said they had decided to hear what the witness had to say. Emily Parry said her father sent her for the brandy and she went to the Horse & Groom, but saw Mrs Bowen in the doorway. She gave her the bottle and 4d, and told her she wanted some brandy, because her mother was ill. On her way back the policeman came to her. Supt. Francis What did you tell him ? Mr Jones I object to that, as it is not evidence. Supt. Francis contended that he had the right to put the question. The Magistrates Clerk said the Bench could allow him to put the question if they thought fit. Mr Jones: The Bench will not allow the rules of evidence to be violated. The Magistrates Clerk It is in the rules of evidence. Mr Jones: I entirely contradict you. Witness then added that she told the policeman her mother was ill, and the brandy was for her. Supt. Francis said they had been charged with premeditation in that case, and- Mr Jones intervened, and said Supt. Francis had no right to address the Bench. Supt. Francis said he had a perfect right to do so. Mr Jones He is not an advocate, and he can't do it. Supt. Francis: I can, and will contest that point with you. Mr Jones: All right; I am sure you are wrong. The Magistrates retired for half-an-hour. The Mayor, on their return, said they had carefully considered the case, and had come to the conclusion to give a small penalty of 5s and costs, and no endorsement. Hannah Bowen would have to pay 2s 6d without costs for aiding and abetting. [The Mayor did not adjudicate in the following case.] Robert Butler Thomas, of the Mill Inn public house, was charged with selling beer during prohibited hours. Mr W. Davies George defended. P.C. Davies Before I go on with this evidence I wish to state that during the last six or seven Sundays there have been a large number of men drinking beer down on the Massh, and in Scotchwells, and on the Scotchwells walk. Mr George objected to any such statement. The Magistrates Clerk (to Supt. Francis) Can you connect this with the case ? Supt. Francis I am afraid not directly. The Magistrates' Clerk (to Witness) You must go on with the evidence then. P.C. Davies then stated that on Sunday the 21st, he was with P.C. Llewellyn, and they concealed themselves. James Smith, David Thomas, William Richards, and Frederick Dennis met Tom Smith on Cartlett Bridge at 7.20. They all went over towards the Marsh. At 7.29 Tom Smith came up from the Marsh, and saw George, a man employed by Mr Thomas, working in the yard. He heard Smith shout to George Come up to the big doors," which were closed. George went, and had a conversation with Smith. George went back into the public house, remained about two minutes, came out again, and spoke to Smith at the big doors, where he had been waiting while George was inside. Smith then went back in the direction of Cartlett Bridge. There he met the four men that went down the Marsh with him. Smith said to them It's no use yet," laughing at the same time. Then the four men went towards the Salu- tation Square, and Tom Smith went down to his house on the Marsh. At 9.30 Mr Thomas went out of his house into the garden and gathered beans until 9.55 a.m. As he was coming out from the garden door he met George Phillips, the butcher, and Frederick Dennis in the street. He had a conversation with them for about two minutes. He then went into his own house, Phillips standing by the big doors, and Dennis going as far as Cartlett Bridge. Dennis turned back, and both went towards the Salutation Square. At one minute past ten Dennis came back and had a conversation with Mr Thomas on the front door for about one minute. At eight minutes past ten Tom Smith came from Cartlett Bridge, and Mr Thomas had a conversation with him for about three minutes. Mr Thomas then went back to the Mill Inn. At 10.33 Mr Thomas came out from the big doors and went up Cambrian Place. A minute after Tom Smith came from the Salutation Square. At the same time Mr Thomas came out of the big doors, and conversed with Smith until 10.38. At this time Mrs Thomas came back from Cambrian Place. She and Mr Thomas went into the house through the yard. At the same time he saw Tom Smith give the signal to someone in the Salutation Square with his hand, as if directing them to go over to the Scotchwells. Tom Smith also went in that direction himself. At 10.44 the front door of the Mill Inn was opened. A young woman came out first, then Mrs Thomas came out, and then another young woman after. In that order they went across the street into the garden, through the garden path, and out at the door that leads to Scotchwells, the Mill Lane. Mrs Thomas was carrying in her left hand a bundle that seemed like a jar with a. cloth placed round it, and tied up at the neck. He could see portions of the jar between portions where it was tied on the neck. He then shifted his position, and went and looked on the outside of the garden, that was in the lane. He there saw Tom Smith coming from the door that Mrs Thomas was at, carrying the jar with the cloth about it. Smith carried it as far as the Mill gates. He then handed it to Arthur Rees, the chemist, who put the jar under the side of his jacket. In company with John Reed they went over the Scotch- wells. Fred Dennis, and George Phillips, the butcher, went on about 20 yards in front of them. Tom Smith then went up the steps into Rodney's house, where he remained about two minutes, and came out to follow the rest. Witness and P.C. Llewellyn went after them. They found them sitting on the grass about 300 yards form the mill. When about 30 yards from them he saw Fredrick Dennis drinking beer out of a glass. On going a little nearer they were seen and recognised. Dennis then tried to conceal the jar, and passed the glass that he was drinking to Tom Smith, who put it in his pocket. Witness went up and examined the jar, which was about a two gallon one, with a cloth placed round it, I and tied up at the neck. It was the same jar as Mrs Thomas carried out of her house and handed to Tom Smith. He looked inside the jar, and it was about half to three parts full of beer. He felt the glass inside Tom Smith's pocket, and left. Cross-examined: He did not suggest that anything was supplied to the men through the front door or the big doors during the conversation. They were concealed in a house with two windows about 40 yards from Cartlett Bridge. Mrs Thomas did carry the jar into the garden, and she was not fastening her gloves, as she had the jar in her left hand. P.C. Llewellyn corroborated. P.S. Parry deposed that in consequence of complaints he watched the house. With the aid of the glasses produced he saw Mrs Thomas leave the house distinctly carrying a bundle. ea Mr George urged in defence that the jar was not taken out of the premises of the Mill Inn on the Sunday, but on the Saturday night by a customer who did not take it home, but put it into the garden. Smith asked Mr Thomas for the key of the garden, and the beer was taken from the garden. Mr Thomas did not know until he was told that the beer had been left in the garden the previous night. The garden was not a portion of the licensed premises. Defendant was called. He stated that the garden referred to was opposite the licensed premises, and the license did not extend to it. On Saturday night the 20th ult., a bargain was made for a. jar of beer, which was taken away from his premises. He learned next morning that it had been taken away from his garden, where it had been left. Some of the evidence of the policemen was true, but a lot of it was wrong. He did not supply anybody with drink that day. He was going out, and the horse and trap was ready in the yard. He did not know anything of the jar until told by his wife. His wife was fully dressed, and there were two girls with her when she went into the garden. She was not carrying anything whatever. It was an utter lie. His wife opened the door, and the jar of beer was covered with potato stalks between two rows of beans. Cross-examined by Supt. Francis: A man-of-war's man came into the house and was refused a glass of beer on account of his bad language on Saturday night. There was a disturbance. He was ejected. The front door was closed, and the sailor hit him in the eye and his niece also. He volunteered to give a jar of beer to the men who helped them, and Tom Smith was to take it into his custody. They were there until eleven o'clock, and they took the jar away. He did not know that they put it into the garden. When he went into the garden he did not know the jar was there. He heard nothing about the jar until his wife told him. He could not say whether the cloth was put about the jar on Saturday night, or whether he had had the jar back. John Reed stated that he was at the Mill Inn on the Saturday night, but he did not see the jar packed up, and he could not say it was removed on the Saturday night from the Mill Inn. The magistrates retired, and after a lengthy absence they said they considered the case proved. There would be a fine of 5s and costs, with no endorsement of the license.
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I Milford Docks Company. I ANNUAL MEETING. I THE PROPOSED CANADIAN LINE OF STEAMERS. The half-yearly ordinary meeting of the Milford Docks Company was held at the company's offices, Cornhill, London, on Wednesday. Mr C. E. Newton, chairman of the company, in pro- posing the adoption of the report and accounts, drew attention to the circular which had been sent out by a section of the A shareholders, and the trouble to which the board would be put in replying thereto. The circulars had been issued, he urged, under a misappre- hension of the intentions of the board, and the replies he hoped would be such that they would have heard the last of the controversy. By the replies he hoped the malcon- tents had been enlightened, and that the board would now receive full support in the propositions which they had to lay before the shareholders. They were perfectly certain these propositions would stand the test of exam- ination, and show that there was a great future before the Milford Docks Company. It had, however, been necessary to drop the causes from the Bill which they promoted in Parliament relating to the proposed American steamship company. The circulars to which he had referred threw some doubt on the advisability of going on with that part of t h h d u f _I a ly a.t that very moment the Spanish-American war broke out, and the agreement which had been entered into could not possibly have been carried through at the time. The necessity was therefore forced upon them of withdrawing the clauses referred to. Although the proposed line might be said to be in abeyance, it was far from being abandoned. The party with whom he had made the agreement was at present in America, and before he went away he said, I shall not come back until our American steamship company is formed." Should he come back, he had no doubt the board would have the cordial co- operation of all the stock holders in carrying through the proposed arrangements and passing the Bill with all its clauses. After a severe fight they had got their Bill through both Houses although they had to regret the opposition of the National Provident Institution, who through their council expressed the opinion that "it is time the Milford Docks Company was swept away"—a sentiment which was urged with all the force which counsel could use; but he was happy to say, after hearing his (the chairman's) evidence, their Lordships were unanimous in giving the further time asked for, and he hoped the future would show that the—he would not say position of lukewarmness shown by the National Provident Institution in supporting them would prove that that institution was inclined to work with them in furthering the future prosperity of Milford Docks. This result he attributed to the severe fight which they had had in the Committees of the two Houses. He men- tioned that he had been in consultation with Mr Peterson (of Messrs Peterson, Tate, and Co.), and his opinion was that Milford Haven was a port which no sailor would hesitate to use in preference to any other port that was capable of accommodating the large transatlantic liners. Mr Peterson was astonished that the Great Western Railway should allow the Milford Docks to be dormant; and Mr Wilkinson, manager of the Great Western Rail- way, said, when the matter was put to him, that Milford sooner or later-probably sooner —would become the port for dealing with the extensive oversea traffic which the Great Western would have to accommodate. The para- graph in the report, to the effect that the company had grounds for expecting the early conclusion of negotiations by which an important line of steamers for passengers and cargo would be established to run between a Canadian port and Milford Docks, with through booking arrange- ments between the railway systems of Canada and America and the Great Western Railway of England, had been inserted with the approval of the Great Western Railway board. It was expected that when the anthracite coal mines of Johnston, to be worked by Mr David Evans, of Swansea, and a number of Glamorgan- shire coalowners, were opened they would send 1,000 tons of coal through the docks per day. All they could do at present was to wait. However, even if they did secure the transatlantic traffic, they would be able to find accommodation for their fish traffic, which was increasing daily, showing an excess for this half-year of X290 14s over the corresponding period of last year. Mr Sidney Phipson seconded the motion. Mr Radford, of the Milford Haven Railway and Estate Company, Limited, said the chairman seemed to think that his company was antagonistic to the Docks Com- pany. That was not so, and he assured the Chairman that whatever he could do to further the welfare of this company he would do his utmost to carry through. The report was then adopted.
CAUTION.—HORNIMAN'S PURE TEA.—Imitation is the -The well deserved and sincerest form of flatotf er T i .NIMAN'S PURE TEA has universal appreciation of HOKNIMAN'S PURE TEA has induced unscrupulous dealers to palm off worthless imitations. CAUTION IS NECESSARY to obtain the genuine article. See that every packet is signed by the im- porters W. H. and F. J. Horniman and Co., Ltd. Sold everywhere from 4d to lOd per quarter ponnd. Sold 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.
Short Cut to America. THE MILFORD HAVEN AND CANADIAN ROUTE. The IJaily Chronicle, of Monday, says :— At the meeting of the Milford Haven Dock Company last week reference was made to the early prospect of establishing the long talked-of scheme for running a line of steamers between Milford Haven and America, in competition with Liverpool and Southampton. A Daily Chronicle" representative learns that four companies are concerned in the scheme-the Milford Haven Dock Company, the Great Western Railway, the Canadian Steamship Company, and the Lake Superior Railway Company. Briefly, the scheme is to make use of the two nearest ports on both sides of the Atlantic. The fastest liners lat present ply between Liverpool (or Southampton) and New York, and the fastest trip across is never less than a full five days. But, without con- sulting a map, one's memory is sufficient to convince one that Liverpool and New York by no means represent the most direct line across the Atlantic. The distance between the two places is 3,023 miles. But why go to New York, when a nearer port is at hand ? The port of Paspebiac, in the Province of Quebec, is only 2,205 miles from Milford Haven, travelling north of Newfoundland, and 2,349 miles by passing south of the island. It would be necessary to take the southern route in the winter months. If the scheme now being considered comes off the new line of steamships between these two ports will be run by the Canadian Steamship Company, and the railway companies on opposite shores intend to facilitate transit as much as possible. The Daily Chronicle representative who called at the office of the steamship company in Gracechurch-street was informed that the new route would lessen the journey across the Atlantic by a day in the first instance, and by something like a day and a half when the fastest steamers are got ready for the service. It will be impossible to make a beginning with steamships equal to the 21-knots per hour liners now plying between New York and Liverpool. These will take some time in building but in the meantime first-class steamships of a somewhat less power have been chartered, and these will make the journey from port to port in a little over four days. The last 500 miles on the outward passage will take place within sight of land. From the time New- foundland is sighted passengers will be within sight of land for the greater part of the remaining journey. The route sweeps round the island, and then across the Gulf of St. Lawrence direct to Paspebiac. This is the only winter port in the Province of Quebec. Since the completion of the Atlantic and Lake Superior Railway, it now places Canadian and American cities within easier reach of Great Britain. It is in reality the nearest American port to Europe. With vessels of the Lucania stamp, it can be reached from Milford Haven within four days. As compared with the New York route, it saves between London and Chicago 513 miles between London and Montreal 650 miles. The American Railway Company is completing its docks at Paspebiac to afford accommodation for the largest ocean steamers, and on this side the water the Milford Dock Company is preparing to deal with the new traffic which is confidently expected. Our representative also had a chat with the officials at Paddington, to learn what part the Great Western Rail- way intended to take. It is generally thought, on the Great Western, that Milford Haven will soon become the port for dealing with the extensive American traffic this company has to deal with. It has been decided to establish through booking arrangements between the Great Western and the railway systems of Canada and the States, so soon as the new line of steamships is established. Between London and Milford there is no special express service at present. The ordinary train runs down in five and a half hours. An express service would, however, be established, and Milford placed within as short a journey from London as is Liverpool, covering the distance in four and a half hours.
"— = Neyland Parish Council. The monthly meeting of this council was held on Mon- day evening in the Board School. Mr Anthony James presided, and there were also present: Messrs Skone, E. Davies, Allen, Thomson, Voyle, Lewis, Gwilliam, Hitchings, G. Davies, and Dr. Symmonds. THE CARE OF PARISH DOCUMENTS. A letter was read from the Clerk to the County Council asking what documents the Parish Council had taken possession of, and where they were kept. The Chairman said they could authorise the Clerk to furnish the information. He thought there were only two minute books, one from the Church that they had from Mr Rumsey, and the other from the old Burial Board. The Clerk: And a list of all the burials since the cemetery was formed. The Chairman Just so. Dr. Symmonds moved that the desired information be furnished by the Clerk. Mr E. Davies seconded. The Chairman said it was the duty of the Council to know where such documents were, and whether they were in safe keeping. The resolution was carried. COUNTY COURT BUSINESS. The Clerk read a letter from the Lord Chancellor stating that the resolution sent by the council against the proposal to transfer Neyland County Court business from Haverfordwest to Pembroke Dock should be duly con- sidered, but at present the submission of the order to her Majesty, in council was postponed until the autumn. The Chairman said there was a petition in course of preparation. The Clerk remarked that if the petition was sent to the Lord Chancellor before the long vacation it would be in time. The Chairman said that was so, but it should be sent as early as possible. (Hear, hear). THE CEMETERY LOAN. The Local Government Board wrote that it was necessary to have a parish meeting before the loan of J6300 could be sanctioned for the building of the new Cemetery Chapel. The Chairman said that this meant that the Local Government Board would now sav ves. NEW ACTS OF PARLIAMENT. The Local Government Board wrote calling the atten- tion of the Parish Council to the Parish Fire Engines' Act, the Post Office Grants Act, and the Library Offences Act. Dr. Symmonds asked if the Fire Engines' Act allowed the Parish Council to get a fire engine of their own ? The Chairman: Yes, but it would be usless for us to get one as we have no water. The old saying is that when we get water into a place we have fires, and no water no fires. (Laughter). THE CEMETERY. The Clerk said there were eight burials in the cemetery during the month. Mr Skone called the council's attention to the broken wall at the cemetery, and thought it should be replaced by those who took it down as soon as possible. He moved that the Clerk write to Mr Phillips requesting him to replace the wall immediately. Dr. Symmonds seconded. The Clerk said Mr Harries had promised several times to do it, but had not done so yet. The resolution was carried. URBAN POWERS. The Chairman said as it was anticipated that they would have Urban powers by October they gave notice to their Clerk that his term of office should expire on the 29th of September. He proposed they should re- engage Mr Griffiths for the next six months, providing that the Order did not come down before that time. Mr Skone seconded, and the resolution was carried, Mr Allen remaining neutral. FOOTPATHS AND SITES. Dr. Symmonds asked the council's attention to the unguarded condition of the steps on the lower field going down to Church Lakes. There was nothing to prevent a person from falling on a dark night. The Chairman said it was Government property. They had the question under consideration some time ago, and nothing came of it, but permission had been given to the council to do anything they thought proper. Mr Thomson Is that pathway a public footpath ? The Chairman Oh, yes, I believe it is. Mr Thomson said he was pleased the matter had been brought forward as it was important. It was impossible for any female to pass up that pathway without spoiling to some extent their dress. The Chairman thought the Roads' Committee should inspect the place, and suggest to the council what was best to be done. Mr Gwilliam suggested that the stiles in that district should also be inspected. (Hear, hear). The Chairman said they were not allowed to make stiles as it was the duty of the owners of the property. Mr Allen argued that if they were going to commence at one stile they had better go through the whole of the parish, or compel the landed proprietors to keep their stiles in a proper condition. Mr G. Davies said they must be very careful or they would get surcharged. They were helpless to repair stiles. They should write to the War Department or the ground landlords, and no doubt they would have the effect desired. As they had no power to do the work out of the rates they would not be justified in spending any money. Mr E. Davies did not see why they should not do this work. In the past they had done lots of things that they were supposed not to do, and they had been a great boon. Mr Voyle thought they ought to be cautious in dealing with the matter. They had not been surcharged yet, and they ought to avoid it. They would have Urban Powers soon, and then all these things would be done by them. On the motion of Dr Symmonds, a resolution was carried for the Roads Committee to inspect the place, and report to the Council. A COMPLAINT. Mr Allen drew the notice of the Council to a paragraph in Neyland Notes of the Milford Haven Telegraph of August 17th, wherein it was stated that he at a previous meeting accused the Clerk of having an inner ring in the Council, to which he gave information. That statement was untrue, and he did not address the Clerk at the meeting in question on the subject. The Clerk bore out Mr Allen s statement. [We regret the error. 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"BETWEEN YOU AND ME." Speculation is already rife as to who will be the next Mayor. If Sir Charles Philipps were asked to fill the office for a second year this action would receive cordial and general agreement. None will deny that his election has oonferred distinction and dignity upon the town, while there is an equal concensus of opinion that he has discharged his duties with much zeal and devotion, and that his conspicuous abilities have brought Haver- fordwest into prominence in various ways. All who know anything of public work, and his colleagues on the Council in particular, will thoroughly endorse what I have said. And if the burgesses had to make the choice I am confident there would be a unanimous desire for Sir Charles to be the chief magistrate for another year. He is in every way entitled to the honour. # Hereabouts we have been following the candidature of Mr Owen Philipps, brother of Mr Wynford Philipps, M.P., at Darlington, with an interest accentuated not only by his local connections, but by the gallant fight he made in the Montgomery District at the last general election against Major Price- Jones. At Darlington he has, if anything, much more difficult work. The seat has always been dominated bv the Pease familv. -¡ which, although Quaker, has of recent years become quite Tory in political views. Mr Pike Pease, the second son of the late Unionist member, is the Liberal- Unionist-Tory candi- date, and the tremendous religious and commercial influence of the family will be at his back, notwithstanding that he will be without the commanding personality of his father in the contest. Sir Theodore Fry, who for so many years repelled the attacks upon the Radical citadel of Darlington, was not available for this election on account of the state of his health, caused by the injuries sustained by a runaway horse some time ago on the Continent, and the recent death of Lady Fry. Hence Mr Owen Philipps' selection by the Liberal Four Hundred to champion the cause, and I am confident they will have no reason to regret their choice. The Unionist majority in 1895 was 657. Local farmers have long suffered uncom- plainingly, and gradually the police are waking up to the fact that the tramps and gipsies which infest our country roads do considerable damage to crops, and have become an unmitigated nuisance. Their number is legion, and their depredations, like their number, increase in volume. The modus operandi of the gipsies consists in camping on private ground or disused quarries, so that the police are unable to touch them, and besides their petty pilfering they light fires, and allow their cattle to stray anywhere for a cheap feed. When remon- strated with by the tenant they become abusive, and will not obey any order to leave, except their own will or pleasure. If a few of these wandering Nomads were brought before the justices and exemplary sentences imposed we should have less trouble with them, but the police assert that the farmers generally are afraid to interfere, so great is the revengeful feeling in this class. Unless therefore, the police act alone it is likely that the farmers will still have to suffer. There is another feature of this tramp nuisance that we suffer from in the towns. I do not think there is any town in the Prin- cipality which has so many of these parasites within its borders as Haverfordwest, and they run riot, working their own sweet will to the annoyance of respectable people, in the most deliberate manner, never failing in that portion of their programme which consists of insulting by their vile language all who do not give them money. They and their objectionable ways are with you at every turn in the streets, and their next resort is your house. Many times during a day householders declare that they are called from their duties by men, women, and children, who, if you do not choose to supply their wants roundly insult, and sometimes threaten. Some tramps adopt the stand and deliver method until your servants are frightened into giving alms to appease their anger; others whine apologetically until you dis- appoint them with a refusal, and then you are surprised at their vigorous attitudes and sanguinary language. Such people scorn work, and make our lives a nuisance by their impecunious importunity. It is high time our police realised their duties, and did something to relieve us from these pests. The Mayor as chief magistrate would be doing excellent service if he would insist upon some efforts being made in this direction. Judge Bishop seems to be in favour of strikes. Perhaps he has seen their efficacy. A man was summoned in the Haverfordwest County Court, and he advised him to strike for higher wages as engine driver, increased payment for lighting the Milford lamps, and a lower rented house. This was because the man pleaded that out of 15s. a week as engine driver, and 9s. as lamp lighter, he could not pay 6s. 6d. a week rent, and keep a wife and family, without getting into debt. I confess to a feeling of sympathy with this victim of low wages, but instead of a recom- mendation to strike-making matters now bad much worse—retrenchment and economy would have been better advice. When is a dog ferocious ? It is not easy to say. The law does not help you, and experts differ. Judge Bishop settled it in an action for a dog bite at the County Court. Our canine friend is allowed by law to bite a person once, but this dog at Crundale left his teeth marks on two persons, and attacked one of these a second time. This was sufficient, according to the Judge, to decide the debatable point, and the owner had to pay. Even at the sacrifice of a few rabbits-and this dog's great forte was as a rabbiter-the owner, if he is wise, will get one less snappish. 'Tis sweet to hear the watch- dog's honest bark," but it is not nearly so agreeable to pay for his bites. Some of the Judge's interpolations in the case, which he followed with the keenest interest, were both witty and amusing. The assertion that the sanitary condition of Milford is quite as satisfactory as any town in Pembrokeshire I must take cum grano salts. My scepticism is founded upon actual experience and supported by what appeared in the Telegraph a few weeks ago. The Chairman when he made this pronouncement at the District Council was anxious to make the best of matters, but reading between the lines of a few of the statements at the meeting it is evident matters are not so rosy, and that there is need for improvement. As far as I can judge the circumstances it is for the Sanitary Committee to assert themselves, and I sincerely hope they will do it. If from a financial point of view the town is unable yet awhile to voluntarily undertake a complete scheme of drainage, this surely does not prohibit smaller matters being accom- plished, and owners of property must assist or take the consequences. The demands are reasonable, and conceived for the general good of the inhabitants. Selfish money interests ought always to be secondary to the continued good health of the people. On sanitary affairs Milford must reform. THE INVETERATE GOSSIP. BASS' ALE. I INJUNCTION AGAINST PUBLICANS. t OTHER ALES SOLD AS BASS'. In the Dublin Courts on Friday, Judge Kenny, on the application of Bass, Ratcliff, and Gretton, Limited, granted perpetual injunctions, with costs, against two Belfast licensed victuallers to restrain them from passing off as Bass' ale draught beer brewed by other brewers.— The Judge, in giving his decision, remarked that the fraud was a gross and palpable one.
i Do You Know ? That Colonel White has resigned the secretaryship of the County Conservative Association, and several members have also resigned. That the Sirdar's army includes several Pembrokeshire men. ————— That General Gordon once spent two years at desk duty at Pembroke, preparing the plan for the fortifi. cations now at the entrance to Milford Haven. That two pilgrimages to St. David's shrine were declared by Pope Calixtus II to be equivalent to one visit to Rome, and three were regarded as equal to a j journey to Jerusalem. That the Chairman of the Milford Docks Company looks with a hopeful eye to better days for the Docks, and predicts a thriving and prosperous fmtmre. That all hope he is not too sanguine, and that the good time is really near at hand. That there is certainly some ground for his optimism as shown by his speech at the annual meeting. That the drainage of the fish market at Milford might with advantage be improved upon. That those responsible should see that the market is cleaned more thoroughly, and a freer use of water would be desirable. That several new steam trawlers have been added to the Beet at Milford this week. That Monday was the last day on which sharing was allowed amongst the fish merchants. That perhaps the salesmen think the fish is not making enough money, but the buyers claim to always give the full value. That the buyers feel they ought to be encouraged, and that work should proceed more amicably. That they contend the heavy railway rates, and the opposition of the big fleet at Fleetwood, prohibits them from getting into the Midland markets on equal terms, unless the salesmen are more considerate. That in Lowestoft, Yarmouth, Grimsby, and Hull, payment is made by the buyers once a week, and why should not Milford follow this practice ? That all the auxiliary machinery of the cruiser Andromeda, which is being fitted out at Pembroke Dock, underwent a most successful steam trial on Friday. That the propelling engines are being tried to-day, That the will leave for Portsmouth on the 16th inst. That a meeting of the Steynton School Board was held on Friday evening, but the business was only routine. That Mr Owen Philipps, brother of Mr Wynford Philipps, M.P., is prosecuting his candidature at Dar- lington with every possible vigour and enthusiasm. That he has a big task before him, but those on the spot expect a favourable result. That some people at Milford are not yet satisfied with the reasons given why the men from the Channel Squad- ron did not spend their leave of absence in the town, and think further enquiries should be made to avoid a repe- tition of what was undoubtedly injurious to Milford. That the annual daily closing of Hobb's Point Pier has once more illustrated the urgent necessity of an independent public landing place at Pembroke Dock. That the launch of the cruiser Spartiate from Pem- broke Dock, which was to have taken place this month, has been postponed until October or November. That about sixty members of the South Wales and Monmouthshire Sanitary Inspectors' Association spent a pleasant day at Tenby on Thursday, and were enter- tained to luncheon by the Mayor. That the Chairman of the half-yearly meeting of the Milford Docks Company in the course of his speech read the article which appeared in the Telegmph on the new colliery undertaking at Freystrop. PERIWINKLE
MILFORD HAYEN. MILFORD HAVEN. Our readers are respectfully invited to forward us notice of births, 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.
WEDDING CARDS WEDDING CARDS!! NEW SELEC- TION JUST RECEIVED.—For specimens and prices, apply at the Telegraph Offices, Haverfordwest and Milford Haven. DENTAL NOTICE. 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. Eor eating and articulation they are equal to the natural teeth. R.A.O.B.-A farewell smoker, on the occasion of his leaving the town, was given to Mr F. R. Symmons, on Monday evening, the chair being occupied by Dr. W. Griffith. A large number were present, and spent a very enjoyable time, Mr Symmons taking his usual position at the pianoforte. Numerous songs, recitations and speeches were given, the evening concluding with the singing of Auld Lang Syne." Mr Symmons leaves for Stafford to join Mr Thompson, of the Royal Thompson Trio. THORNTON.—Recently the Baptist friends at Thornton, presented their conductor, Mr Henry Thomas, and their organist, Mr Ernest Powell, with a handsome marble time-piece eaeh, with suitable inscription thereon. Mr Thomas Matthias made the presentation to the conductor, and Mr George Thomas to the organist. The presenta- tion was preceded by a social gathering, which was well attended. The Chairman of the evening was the Rev. J. D. Thomas, pastor of the English Church at Feern daallee, Rhondda Valley. We are glad to report that the Church at present is in a very flourishing condition. During the last year the chapel has been completely renovated, and the expense cleared. The officiating minister during the present month is the Rev. David Thomas, of Tylorstown, who is spending a holiday in the vicinity. DELICIOUS MAZAWATTEE TEE. DELICIOUS MAZAWATTEE TEA. The Popular Tea of the Day, Dainty and Delicious. Agent for MILFORD HAVEN A. DAYSH, 3 & 6, CHARLES STREET.
MARRIAGES. On September 1st., at St. Thomas' Church, in this town, by the Rev. Atterbury Thomas, Robert Aber- nethy, M.D., F.R.C.P., Edinburgh, to Frances Elizabeth, daughter of the late David Lyall, M.D., R.N., D.I.G. DEATHS. On the 30th ult., at Colby Moor, Mr John Evans, aged 71 years. At his residence, Blennerville, Tralee, County Kerry, on the 30th inst., after a short illness, Lieut- Col. Arthur M'Gillycuddy Denny, late of the 13th Light Infantry, third son of the late Rev. Henry Denny, Rector of Churchill, and grandson of the late Sir Edward Denny, Bart., Tralee Castle, aged 60 years. On the 3rd inst., atjCilsant House, Haverfordwest, Judith Ann Evans, widow of the late James Eaton Evans, solicitor, of Haverfordwest and Milford Haven aged 73 years. On the 5th inst., at Milford Road, in this town, Mr Evan Rees, aged 87 years. On the 3rd inst., at Hill Street, Haverfordwest, Mary. widow of the late Rev. James Forbes, of Bed- worth, Warwickshire, and sister-in-law of the Rev. Owen Jacobs, of the Albany, Haverfordwest. No cards. On the 3rd inst., at 19, Robert Street, Milford Haven, Henrietta, the beloved wife of J. E. Jefferys. Deeply regretted. On the 7th inst., at her residence, Saltford House, after a long and painful illness, borne with Christian fortitude and patience, Mary Emma, third daughter of the late Alfred Germaine Stannard. Deeply mourned by her sorrowing sisters and nephew. Her own words- H Jesus loved Mary."
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LANGUM. I SUBSCRIPTION TE.&. The Baptist friends are stSl active, and using all available means to obtain funds, towards their new building. One of the members, Mrs Mary Palmer, who recently placed in the hands of the treasurer a subscription of X25 towards the scheme, has again given a subscription tea, which was followed on Saturday evening week with an entertainment pro- vided by the Wesleyan choir, Pembroke Ferry. The singing was of a very high order, and gave evidences of careful and efficient training on the part of the conductor, Mr Roblin. Excellent recitations were also given by Messrs Rees, Hughes, &c. Mr Roblin's dramatic repre- sentation of the piece entitled, The man up the chimney," greatly amused, while in some parts it proved to be so full of pathos as deeply to move the audience. The accompanists were Mrs Roblin and Mrs Hughes. Pembroke Dock, formerly of Benton Castle, Mr Anstee, His old friends in the district accorded him a presided. IS <;>ld fnends m the district ac::orded hl a most enthusiastic welcome. Votes of thanks were given to the chairman, choir, &c., special mention being made of Mr Roblin, whose charitable spirit and Christian activity are so well known.
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THE TRAMP NUISANCE AT HAVERFORD- WEST. f To the Editor of the" Milford Haven Telegraph." I SIR,—I should like to ask, through the medium of your valuable paper, why it is the police refuse to take any notice whatever of the large number of tramps who infest this town throughout the year ? From week to week shopkeepers and private individuals are subject to the greatest annoyance from these vagrants. At all hours of the day and night it is no uncommon thing to see them in a half drunken condition soliciting alms from door to door. There are able bodied men who have been living for years in the common lodging houses of the town on the proceeds of begging, and who never by any chanoe do a day's work. When the old Borough Police had con- trol of the town it was no unusual thing to see half -&- dozen tramps brought before the magistrates of a morning charged with begging, but now there is never one arrested on such a charge from January to December. Should you chance to refuse to comply with their demands, the language made use of is of the foulest: kind. I trust if this letter comes under the eyes of the Chief Constable he will make some attempt to redress the state of affairs complained -of, and thus earn the gratitude of a large number of shopkeepers and others in Haverfordwest. Yours truly, September 6, 1898.. A SHOPKEEPER. September 6, 1898.
I APPROACHING EVENTS No announcements unless paid for can appear under the above heading, except those for which printing or advertising is done at the offico of this paper. EBENEZER CIIIAPEL. The church anni- versary services will take place on Sunday and Monday. October 16th and 17th. SALE OF WORK AT CUFFERN.—We beg to remind our readers that by permission of Mrs Stokes a Sale of Work and Tea will take place at Cuffern on Thursday, September 8th, opening at two p.m. Ad. mission 6d. HILL PARK SUNDAY SCHOOL.—ThE anni- versary services in connection with the above will take place on Sunday, the 25th inst.
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The Batte of Omdurman. GALLANT CHARGE OF THE LANCERS. (Continued from Page 4). There has been such a pressure of daily work that the great incident of the battle of Omdurman has probably received less attention than it merited. This was the famous charge of the 21st Lancers against enormous odds. Colonel Martin's orders were to present the broken enemy from returning to Omdurman, five miles away from the field of battle. The 21st Lancers unexpectedly came upon the enemy's reserves, who were 2,000 strong, but whose exact strength could not be ascertained owing to tho nature of the ground. The cavalry were then in column of troops. They deployed into line for the attack and charged. When they were within 30 yards of the enemy, they found the latter, who had been ensconced in a nullah, and had been concealed by a de- pression of the ground, wild with excitement, coming on to attack. The Lancers had not a single moment for hesitation. They charged gallantly home, the brunt of the business faMing on No. 2 squadron, who absolutely had to hack their way through the enemy twenty deep, exposed as they were to the withering infantry fire. They struggled through, but every man who fell was immediately hacked to pieces by the swords of the frantic foe. The men of the British Cavalry rallied, bleeding and blown, on the far sides clothe lanes which they had cut for themselves in the enemy s ranks, and with admirable fortitude they reformed as cooly as if they had been on parade. One corporal who was covered with blood and reeling in his saddle when ordered to fall out, shouted, waving his bent lance, "Never, form up No. 2," meaning his squadron. Then it was that young Greenfell was missed for the first time. Lieut. de Mentmorency, with Corporal Swar- back, dashed out to effect, if possible, the rescue of his body. They were immediately joined by Capt. Kenna. With their revolver fire the two officers kept the enemy 40 yards away, and would have secured Lieutenant Greenfell's body, if the horse upon which it was placed had not shied with its burden. Then seeing that a second charge would be futile, Colonel Martin dismounted his mend with magazine and carbine fire drove the enemy steadily back into the zone of the Anglo-Egyptian infantry fire, the Lancers having accomplished their object by covering the enemy's line of retirement, though at the cost of heavy casualties. This maiden charge of the 21st Lancers is regarded as an extremely brilliant affair.-Reut/'I"S Spl'cial Service. According to official despatches, 25 British and 21 Egyptians were killed, and 99 British and 230 Egyptians were wounded. THE KHALIFA. Abdullah bin Sayen Mohammed, the Khalifa, was the eldest son of a religious man and teacher of the Koran, called Et Taki. He was a wild youth, and gave his father much trouble by his slowness at learning his prayers. He was made prisoner in one of the combats with Zobehr Pacha, and narrowly escaped being shot. He made a pilgrimage afterwards to the Mahdi, and took the oath to him. He became in turn the Mahdi's principal adviser, and was specially protected against intrigues by the issue of the Mahdi's proclamation requiring his followers to obey him in all respects as the Mahdi's agent carrying out the will of the Prophet. The Mahdi on his deathbed named him as his successor appointed by the Prophet and the Mahdi's tomb, about which so much ie heard to-day, was erected by him. The fiendish character of the man furnishes Colonel Slatin with many thrilling pages in his book, Fire and Sword in the Soudan." "During the life-time of the I Mahdi," says Colonel Slatin, "he was entirely responsible for the severity of the proceedings enacted in his name. It was Abdullah who gave the order for no quarter at the storming of Khartoum, and it was he who subsequently authorised the wholesale massacre of the men, women, and children. After the fall of that city it was he, for the period of four days, declared the whole was he, for the period of four da ?;h,'n distributing the Sharga tribe to be outlaws. when distributing the captured woman and children, he was utterly regardless of their feelings. To separate children from their mothers and to make their reunion practically impossible by scattering them amongst different tribes was his principal delight. Without the smallest rhyme or reason he has caused the deaths of thousands of innocent people."
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Express Train Derailed. WORK OF MISCHIEVOUS BOYS. DRIVER AND PASSENGER KILLED. MANY PERSONS INJURED. A shocking disaster took place on Friday night on the Midland railway, resulting m the death of several persons and severe inj ury to a number of others. The Manchester dining car express, which leit St. Pancras at a quarter to seven, when passing through Welling- borough station crashed into a luggage trolley which had slipped from the platform on to the rails, with the result that the train, travelling as it was at a high rate of speedy was flung off the metals and set on fire by the escamner gas. FURTHBR DETAILS. The Central JNipws says :—As the Manchester corridor train leaving London at 4.45 p.m. was passing through Welling borough about 8 p.m. some boys were playing with a luggage barrow on the platform, and it fell on the line in front of the express. The engine broke up th$ framework of the barrow and reached the end of the platform in the direction of Kettering, where, it is sup- posed, the iron wheels of the barrow got entangled in wheels of the engine, which became derailed aud took with it the train into a siding on the further side of Wellingborough main line. As it crossed the siding the engine was thrown over on its side and on to an embank- ment. Here an explosion of some kind took place, and the front part of the train was soon in flames. The collision caused the hind carriages to be thrown in all directions and smashed. The engine driver Meadows, 8f Leicester, had the top of his head cut off and was instantly killed, and the fireman had his head badly mutilated. He was removed by the local ambulance men to the waiting-room and attended to by local doctoipubut he soon expired. A search was then made for other bodies, with the result that a woman at present unknown was picked up dead with severe wounds on the head, Meanwhile the full force of the local ambalanoe brigade were engaged in removing those who were unable to walk owing to the serious injuries to their limbs to' the stationmaster s house, where they were accommodated with couches and beds hastily made up. They were then attended to by the doctors, and although some tvere seriously injured, it is not known at present whether any of the cases will terminate fatally. The more serious cases were then removed to Northampton Infirmary.
A NEW TYRE BY A SWANSEA MAN.-HR David Chappell, of Swansea, has secured a patent for a non-puncturable spring rubber tyre for cycles, and is now placing it in the market. Several gentlemen, some of them riders of long standing, pronounce it to be the tyre of the future, and the Press also predict a bright future for this invention. The tyre is not in any way inflated, and yet it includes all the requisites of the pneumatic combined with non-puncturable solidity, while the speed obtained is greater. DELICIOUS MAZAWATTEE TEA. DELICIOUS MAZAWATTEE THA. Sold by Leading Family Grocers Everywhere. Agents for HAVERFORDWEST- REES BROTHERS & Co., Wholesale Grocers. Env- elopes Envelopes Envelopes !-Now on Sale at the Telegraph Printing Office, a large quantity of Commercial Envelopes at Is. lid., 2s 8d., & 8s. 6d. per 1000.
METEOROLOGICAL REGISTER.—Taken at St. Ann's Head for the week ending 8 a.m., Sept. 5th. Highest barometer reading reduced to 32 F., and to mean sea level 30-43 on the 3rd; lowest 29-77 on the 29th. Maximum temperature in the shade 70 on the 4th; minimum 54 on the 31st. Amount of rainfall 0-06 inches. Hours of bright sunshine 41-9. Prevailing winds Westerly, moderate in force. Sea smooth. PEMBROKESHIRE AND HAVERFORDWEST IN- FIRHARY. —The following freemen of Haverfordwest have generously given their distributive shares of the Portfield rents to the above institution, viz :-The Right Hon. the Earl of Cawdor, Sir O. H. P. Scourfield, Bart., Mr H. G. Allen, Mr T. J. Roch, Col. Hon. C. E. Edwardes, Col. F. Edwardes, Capt. W. Edwardes, Mr G. Turner Phillips, Mr F. Lort Phillips, Mr E. Lort Phillips, Mr Peregrain Lort Phillips, Mr G. D. Harries, Mr W. T. Summers and Mr H. W. Leach. ADMIRALTY TO TAKE OVER PATER BATTERY FORT.—The staff of the Milford Haven Submarine Mining Engineer Militia, which have their headquarters at Pater Battery, Pembroke Dock, have received orders to vacate the Pater Battery Fort as soon as possible. Pater Battery was built as an artillery fort, and some years ago access was gained to the dockyard by a door- way from the interior of the building, but the above entrance has for many years been closed up. The fort, which is to the extreme west of the dockyard building slips, and in close proximity to the new jetty works, now in course of erection by Messrs Pethick, contractors, Plymouth, is obsolete. It is rumoured in dockyard circles that the site of the present fort will be required for the building of a new dry dock. MARRIAGE OF A POPULAR PHRENOLOGIST AND LECTURER.—On Thursday, September 1st., a quiet and pretty wedding took place near Haverfordwest, in the old parish church of Camrose, between Prof. W. A. Williams, F.N.P.I., London, and Miss Lizzie Morgan, youngest daughter of Mr Thomas Morgan, Pelcomb, Haverfordwest. The bride, charmingly attired in a lovely gown of heliotrope silk trimmed with chiffon, and a pretty white picture hat trimmed with plumes and orange blossom, entered the church accompanied by her brother, Mr Phillip Morgan, who gave her away. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. W. A. Tute, M.A., vicar of Camrose. After lunchcon the bride and bride- groom left for London en 7'o?c for Brighton, where the honeymoon is being spent. The bride's travelling dress was a coat and skirt of apple-green cloth trimmed with white silk. There were many useful and costly presents. THE FAIR.—Tuesday's was a small fair on the whole, due no doubt to the fact that a similar fair was being held at St. Clear's. There was a fairly good show of cattle, but the prices were low. The smaller the quality the better the prices. Fat cattle brought good prices. In sheep, the ewes fetched a few shillings a head more than last year, and trade was fairly brisk. Lambs brought Gid per lb. Mr W. D. Edwards and Mr Thomas realised good prices for pedigree ram lambs and ewes, and a fairly large quantity were sold. There was a good supply of horses of all kinds, but there were few buyers. Suckling colts sold fairly well, cobs were very low, and the prices for cart horses were quite up to the average. There was a strong call for the latter, but the supply was limited. ALLEGED THEFT OF A PAIR OF BOOTS. — At the Shire Hall, yesterday (Tuesday) morning, before Messrs T. James, and T. L. James—James Kelly was charged by Edward Connel, of the Kilns, with stealing a pair of boots, value 2s.-Prosecutor said he had been living in the town for over two years, but did not know defendant until last year. He missed the boots on Sun- day morning, and defendant must have taken them from underneath the bed, because he remembered seeing them there on Wednesday and Thursday. He did not see defendant steal them, however, but he observed them on defendant's feet in his house on Sunday morning. The following day (Monday) he had been out breaking stones all day, and when he came home about ten minutes to six o'clock, defendant was standing outside on the Kilns, and before he (prosecutor) could reach his door, defendant had him by the throat. He remarked to the defendant that as soon as he had finished with him, he should give him in charge for stealing the boots. Defendant, in reply, said he would give him a shilling for the boots.—Defendant said he paid paosecutor a shilling for the boots.—P.S. Phillips said that about 6.30 on Monday evening he met the defendant with the boots in question on his feet, and he charged him with the theft. Defendant then said he would reserve his defence. —The Chairman The Magistrates consider the evidence insufficient to convict. The boots were, therefore, returned to Kelly. PEMBROKESHIRE AND HAVERFORDWEST IN- FIRMARY.—The Committee gratefully acknowledge the following gifts recently made to the Institution, viz Magazines, Mrs Price, Lansdown House magazines, Mrs Stokes, Fern Hill; papers, flowers and bottles, Colonel and Miss Douglas-Willan; flowers and magazines, Mrs'Morris Owen the News, a friend; hamper of flowers, children of National School, Rosemarket, per Mr Cattanach; old linen, a friend at Solva 160 eggs, offerings from Sunday School children, per Mrs Lloyd, the Rectory, Fishguard; toys for two sick children, Mrs Lely; magazines, Miss Lloyd, Glanafon oranges, Mr Henry Mathias; flowers, Miss Bessie Watts, Prendergast; rhubarb, Mr J. T. Fisher; four tablets of soap, Mr Jno. Green; flowers, Horace James, St. Thomas' Green; magazines, Mrs Phillips, Bolton Hill Mill; flowers, Miss Elizabeth Hughes, Cosheston empty bottles, Mrs Eaton Evans, Avallenau; Is in Hall Box for loan of steam kettle, Mrs Ventin, Upper Market Street; magazines, Mrs Davis, Trewarren; empty bottles, a friend: gooseberries, Mrs Matilda Thomas flowers, Mrs Davies, Barn Street; two bottles of calves feet jelly, Mrs Rowe, Cleeve House; flowers from flower service in St. David's Church, Prendergast, per the Rector; oil painting of Dr. Phillips, Miss Percy Thomas, Pembroke Dock; rhubarb, Mr Samson T. Williams; Black & White, Mr J. S. Tombs.