LOCAL AND OTHER NEWS. In the issue of the I I Navy and Army Illus- trated" for September 10th, page 593, the Editor in reply to a correspondent makes use of these words" As regards the order of precedence of the several counties in the Volunteer Rifle Force, the first five are Devonshire, Lancashire, Middlesex, Surrey, and Pembrokeshire." METEOROLOGICAL REGISTER.—Taken at St. Ann's Head for the week ending 8 a.m., September 12th. Highest barometer reading reduced to 32 F. and to mean sea level, 30-12 on the 12th; lowest 29*88 on the 9th; maximum temperature in the shade, 71 on the 6th; minimum 53 on the 12th amount of rainfall 0 inches hours of bright sunshine 319; prevailing winds south westerly, moderate in force accompanied by much fog; sea smooth excepting a westerly swell. DEATH OF MRS. EDWARD WHITE.— We regret to record the death after a short illness on Friday at Uzmaston House, of Mrs Edward White, a lady well- known and much respected. The sad event at the age of thirty-nine is much deplored by a wide circle of friends. The funeral took place at Uzmaston Church on Monday, the Rev. W. B. Thomas officiating. The mourners were the bereaved husband, son and daughter, Mr Clifford Davies, Miss Davies, Mrs Henry Da vies, Mr Powell, of Milford the sisters and brother of deceased, Mr White, sen., and the Misses White. There were a large number of friends at the funeral. Much sympathy is felt for Mr White and family in their sad bereavement. From Criccieth, North Wales, Mr S. J. Allen writes:—There was a remarkable display of the Northern Lights here on Friday evening. Rain had fallen steadily all the earlier part of the day, but the clouds cleared off from the western horizon towards sun- set. thouffh continuing to hang in broken masses over the mountains on the east of Cardigan Bay, where the whole scene of cloud and mist and mountain, crag and moor- land lighted up by the crimsDn rays of the setting sun, presented a spectacle of extreme beauty. About 8.30 the sky was generally clear, and the stars shone brightly. The aurora extended roughly from west to north, and its shafts of light stretched from the horizon to the zenith. Towards the west there were two fringes of light hanging down midway, like curtains. The pre- vailing colour of the light was primrose, changing at times to red. Occasionally thin waves of light flashed rapidly across the sky from west to east, and coru- scations also passed up vertically. The aurora light had the appearance of a luminous haze, but it was quite pellucid, as shown by the stars seen through it. The whole country was lighted up by this beautiful display. -Daily News, SCIENCE AND ART CLASSES.—Lastj(|night a meeting was held in the Assembly Rooms to consider the position of these classes, and in response to a circular issued by Alderman Thomas James and the Rev. F. Newton Colborne. Alderman Thomas James presided over an attendance of about 20 gentlemen. The chair- man explained the reason for calling the meeting, and then called upon Mr Colborne to give a statement of the position of the classes, an estimate of the future, and a view of the prospect of carrying on the classes. After discussion, it was resolved that the classes were too valuable to be allowed to collapse, and the meeting undertook that they should be continued at least for the coming session, the County Council in the meanwhile to be again applied to for help which it was unanimously thought should be given. The committee was enlarged, and a sub-committee formed to solicit subscriptions for the ensuing season. A list of nafnies was read out of those who had already promised donations towards liquidating the present liabilities. A vote of thanks to the Chairman and the conveners of the meeting brought the proceedings to a close. DEATH OR MISS MARY STANNARD.—Miss Mary Stannard, daughter of the late Mr Alfred Stannard, of Picton Place, died on Wednesday last after a long and painful illness. The deceased lady was greatly loved by those with whom she was acquainted. Her life was that of a consistent christian. Previous to being stricken with her last illness she led an active life, and never wearied in the performance of charitable and philanthropic work. Great sympathy is felt for the relatives in their great bereavement. In fond Remembrance of Mary Emma Stannard, who fell asleep in Christ, September 7th, 1898. "PERFECT IN ONE." John xvii., 23. Lord I am Thine henceforth 'tis joy to me, To know that in this heart I carry Thee. Wholly Thine own-this life may now be trod All sanctified by Thee my present God. Thy sweet companionship makes every thought Swell out in love, that ever I was brought To taste of love, and know what Thou canst be To one who finds her all in having Thee. Ere earth was formed-in past eternity- When I was future still Thy thoughts of me Were those of love, for I in Thee was seen Complete as Thou art, and hast ever been. There was a past, there is a future still. When every thought and wish Thou wilt fulfil, Of all Thou hast in store for Thy delight, And I shall clearly know its depth and height. Walking with God be this my happy lot, To know no moment when with Him I'm not. He gave Himself for me, and so I give My&elf to Him in whom alone I live. Through never ending ages unalloyed, This present happiness will be enjoyed, 'Tis but a little while then all will know, How Christ and I, made one, walked here below. These Words were Composed bil her May 28th, 1888. Haverfordwest. Tune, "Abide with me."
Methodism at Milford. WELCOMING A NEW MINISTER. The Rev. J. Arthur Turner, the newly-appointed Wesleyan minister, has taken up his residence at Milford. The rev. gentleman is a native of Tunbridge Wells. After training in Richmond Wesleyan College he was sent to China for mission work. For two years he was in Hong-Kong, acting chaplain to her Majesty's military and naval forces, and was three years in the interior as missionary to the native Chinese. The climate not agreeing with him he came home, and has since been minister at Wellingborough for three years, and Egham (Surrey) three years, which was his last circuit. At Egham he was the means of clearing off a somewhat large debt on the church premises, and through his energy and influence a new organ was erected, a new mission opened at Ashford, and a large site has been obtained upon which a chapel will be built this year. On Sunday Mr Turner preached morning and evening in the chapel at Milford, and on Thursday evening there was a public recognition meeting in the same building, presided over by Mr John Rees, J.P. The Revs. S. Shrimpton (superintendent), C. Gwion, and Prosser spoke words of cordial welcome to Mr and Mrs Turner, and their children.—The Rev. J. A. Turner, who was warmly received, said he reciprocated the kindness of the friends in giving him such a hearty welcome. He stood before them as one claiming blood relationship. On the male side he was English, and on the female side he was descended from the Welsh, as well as having strains of French and Irish blood. He could therefore claim the first qualification of a Methodist as being the friend of all and the enemy of none. He stood before them as a minister of Christ. He was originally designed for a business life, but believed himself to be called, and was then set apart for the work of the ministry by the unanimous call of the Church, to preach, teach, warn and exhort, visit and comfort the sick, the aged, and dying, and to care for the young. He stood before them a Nonconformist minister on principle. The Free Churches now numbered 7,613,000 sittings, which was about a million more than the Established Church in the British Isles. He stood before them as a Methodist minister, and by Methodism he understood Christianity in earnest. (Applause.) He went on to say that Methodism was a true Church, a great and successful Church, now making rapid advances both in town and country, presided over this year by a Welshman, the Rev. Hugh Price Hughes, and in his opinion it was the best Church because the most Apostolic and expansive. It was his Church the Church of his birth and conversion. (Applause.) He stood before them with a high sense of the duties and responsibilities of the position, with a deep sense of his inability without the assistance of the sympathy and prayers of the friends. He understood his duty to be not only to conserve but to extend the work of God. Their pressing needs were a deeper spiritual life, a new chapel at an early date, and for something to be done to raise the cause at Hakin. (Applause.) This was an age of pleasure, and luxury, and sin, though of a more refined type than years ago, and as Christians they needed great intensity. There were masses unsaved around them, and it must be by a new application of the old doctrines that they were to be brought to Christ. (Hear, hear.) He then nta4e a few remarks on pastoral visitation, ex- pressing a desire to do to his utmost this important branch of their work, and to know all, young and all, and to be recognised by them. (Applause.) His pet aversion was stagnation. He liked that verse Like a mighty army moves the Church of God." May their motto ever be For Christ and the Church."—A collection was then made in aid of removal expenses, and the meeting closed wit4 the Doxology and Benediction.
I THE PRIZE LIST. CATTLE.—BIACK BREED. Bull, two years old and upwards.—1, Mrs Davies, Lammaston c., Mr A Davies. Yearling Bull.-I, Mr Davies, Danygraig, Mydrim h.c., Mr Davies, Glandwr, Mydrim. Bull Calf.-I, and h.c., Mr J Evans, Bletherston. Cow in Calf or in milk.-I and 2, Mr J Griffiths, Penally Court; 3 and h.c., Mr J M Evans, Bletherston. Two-year-old Heifer.—1, Mr J Griffiths, Penally Court; 2, Mr W Llewellyn, St. Florence, Penally h.c., Mr Hugh Harries, Vaynor. Yearling Heifer.—1, Mr H Harries, Vaynor; 2, Mr B E Eynon, St. Florence, Penally; h.c., Mr J M Griffiths, Penally Court. Heifer Calf.-2, Mr J Griffiths, Penally Court. ANY OTHER BREED. Bull, two years old and upwards.-I, Mr Williams, Trenewydd 2, Mr Phillips, Great Molleston. Yearling Bull. -1, Mr I John, Llantidwell. Bull Calf.-I, Mr W G Thomas, Pretty Land; 2, Mr Griffiths, Ram's Horn. Cow in Calf or in milk.—1, Mr Jones, Llanlwyd, St. Clears; 2, Mr J Griffiths, Penally Court. Two-year-old Heifer.—1, Mr OHS Williams, Haver- fordwest; 2, Mr Griffiths, Ram's Horn; 3, Mr T Evans, Tegfynydd. Yearling Heifer.-I, Mr T Evans, Tegfynydd; 2, Mr Richards, Redstone 3, Mr Elick Thomas, Bryn Hill. Heifer Calf.-I, Mr T Lewis, Penybont. Lo 2, Mr G Thomas, Coedcanlas 3, Mrs Chiles, Benvilles Court. Pair of Yearling Steers, any breed.-I, and 3, Messrs John, Llantidwell; 2, and c., Mr T Llewellin, Fleming- ton. Pair of Two-year-old Steers, any breed.—1, 2, and 3, Mr G Thomas, Coedcanlas; h.c. and c., Messrs John, Tilantidwell. SHEEP-SHORT WOOL. Aged Ram.—Mr Richards, Redstone; 2, Mr W J Buckley, Penyfai; 3, Mr J Gibbon, Penlan. Yearling Ram.-1, Mr W J Buckley, Penyfai; 2, Mr Richards, Redstone 3, Mr H Thomas, Cancow, Llan- boidy. Ram Lamb.-I, and 2, Mr Driscoll, Pantygollen. Pen :of Three Aged Ewes.-I, Mr J Phillips, Caer- lleon; 2, Mrs Thomas, Penblewin. Pen of Three Yearling Ewes.—1, Mr A Davies, Llan- gwathan 2, Mrs Thomas, Penblewin; 3, Mr Richards, Redstone. Pen of Three Ewe Lambs.-I, Mr Richards, Redstone 2, Mr Thomas, Penrallt; 3, Mr Driscoll, Pantygollen. PIGS. Best Long-eared Boar.—1, ?Mr Richards, Redstone. Best Long-eared Sow.—1, A Davies, Llangwathan; 2, Mr P. Thomas, Cilanw, Llanboidy; 3, Mr Richards, Redstone. Best Short-eared Boar.—1, Mr Richards, Redstone Best Short-eared Sow.—1, Mr Richards, Redstone 2, Mr H W Goddad, Castlegwyn, Clynderwen. HUNTERS AND CARRIAGE HORSES. Best Brood Mare with Foal at feet, calculated to make a Hunter or Carriage Horse.-I, Mr JWynford Philipps, Lydstep; 2, Mr J. Davies, Knowles; 3, H Harries, Yaynor. Best Sucker.-I, Mr J Wynford Philipps; 2, Mr J. Davies, Knowles 3, Mr H. Harries, Vaynor. Best Yearling Colt or Filly.—1 Mr J Wynford Philipps 2, Mr J Bushell, Posty. Best two-year-old Gelding or Filly.-I, Mr J Shears, Beaver's Hill, Manorbier 2, Mr J Wynford Philipps; 3, Mr W E Purser, Grondre. 4 Best three-year-old Hunter. 1, Mr J Davies, Knowles 2, R Griffiths, London. Best four-year-old Hunter. 1, Mr H Harries, Vaynor; 2, Mr W Gibbs, Lamphey. Best Hunter, any age over four years.—1, Mr J Davies, Black Horse Hotel, Haverfordwest; 2, Mr H Harries, Vavnor. HACKNEYS, COBS AND PONIES. Best Pony Mare not exceeding 14h. with Foal at feet. -I, Mr W G Thomas, Pretty Land; 2, Miss Howells, Valley Farm; 3, Mr E F Wall, Tenby. Best Sucker got by a Cob or Hackney I-lorse.-I Mr E F Wall, Tenby 2, Mr Scourfield, Blaenwrenddu; 3, Mr T G Coombs, Jeffreyston. Yearling got by a Cob or Hackney.-l, Mr J Griffiths, Penally Court; 2, Mr T Evans, Martletwy Cross. Pony not exceeding 13 hands.—1, Mr T Williams, Narberth 2, Mr Howells, Catershook. Pony or Cob over 13 hands, and not exceeding 14.2— I, Mr D Harrison, Old Rectory, Tenby; 2, Bisley H Munt, Haverfordwest. CART HORSE. Cart Mare with Foal at feet.—1, Messrs Thomas, Derllys Court; 2, Mr J. Scourfield, Blaenwcmddu; 3, Mr Howells, Cater's Hook. Cart Sucker.—1, Mr F Lort Phillips, Lawrenny 2, Mr H Harries, Vaynor; 3, Messrs Thomas, Derllys Court. Yearling Cart Colt or Filly.-I, Mr J Scourfield, Blaenwernddu; 2, Mr F Lort Phillips, Lawrenny; 3, Mr M Thomas, Brynaeron. Two-year-old Cart Gelding or Filly._l, Mr F Lort, Phillips, Lawrenny 2, Mr J Phillips, Caerlleon 3, Mr H Harries, Vaynor. Cart Horse or Mare.-I, Mr F Lort Phillips, Law- renny 2 and 3, Messrs Morgan, Derllys Court; 4, Mr D T Lewis, Blaencilgoed. TURN-OUTS. Team of Agricultural Horses, to be shown in harness. —1, Messrs Thomas, Derllys Court; 2, Mr Harries, Longridge. Carriage Horse or Mare, under 14J hands, and over 13 hands to be driven in hamess.-I, Mr H Rees, Green Croft Stud, Narberth 2, Mr Bisley H Munt, Haver- fordwest. Pony or Cob, under 14i hands, and over 13 hands, to be driven in harness.—1, Mr Bisley H Munt, Haverford- west; 2, Mr H Harvey, Court House, Goodwick. Pony 13 hands and under, to be driven in harness.—1, Mr H Rees, Green Croft Stud; 2, Mr T Williams, Narberth. Jumper over 14-2, over flies and banks.—1, Mr James, Gilfachwen 2, Mr W F Lloyd James, Pantsaison. Jumper not exceeding 14-2, over flies and banks.-I, Mr W F Lloyd James, Pantsaison, Pioneer; 2, Mr T James, Ffynonbrodyr. Donkey.—1, Mr J Thomas, Cilrhew, Stephen 2, Miss Patti Davies, Market Square, Narberth, Llew. DAIRY PRODUCE. Tub or Pot of Butter, 15 lbs. and over.-I, Mrs Phillips, Parcyrobert, Saint Clears; 2, Mrs Phillips Rhosgoch 3, Mrs Lewis, Big House, Lampeter. 61bs. of Fresh Butter, in rolls of 16 ozs.-l, Mrs Phillips, Rhosgoch 2, Mrs Richards, Westerton 3, Mrs Phillips, Parcyrobert; v.h.c., Mrs G Jenkins, The Grove v.h.c., Mrs Lewis, Big House, Lampeter. SPECIAL PRIZES. Plate value £2 2s for the best Animal, any breed, fed on Thorley's Food.-I, Mrs Davies, Lammaston. 61bs. of Fresh Butter made from Separated Cream open to users of the Alpha Laval Cream Separator." Dairy Utensil value 10s, given by Messrs Llewellin & Son, Haverfordwest.-i, Mrs Phillips, Parcyrobert, Saint Clears. Cart Sucker, got by Honest Tom III, given by Mr Evan Geor'e -I Mr H Harries, Vaynor 2, Mr James, Talybont; 3, Mr M Evans, Portisbach, Clynderwen. 3lbs. of Butter coloured with Fullwood and Bland's "Oleo" Butter Colour.-I, Mrs Richards, Westerson. DINNER AT THE RUTZEN HOTEL. Dinner was afterwards served at the Rutzen Hotel, Sir Charles Philipps, Bart., presiding. After dinner, the Chairman submitted the loyal toasts, which were right loyally honoured. The Chairman regretted the absence of the president, Mr Lort Phillips, who took such a deep interest in agri- culture, and knew so much about horses that they were glad to listen to what he had to say. He had been asked to take his place. (Applause). They had had-a very good show that day of both cattle and horses, and a good number of spectators despite the inclement weather of the morning. It would be useless to have a good show unless they had good judges, and he was astonished at the minute care and patience which the judges had be- stowed upon their work, and he could not but feel that the awards must be and ought to be satisfactory to every- body. (Applause.) In proposing The Judges he offered them grateful thanks for their duties that day. Major Roche, in reply, said he was extremely proud of having the opportunity of judging there that da.y. They had had a difficult duty to fulfil and they had tried to do their duty according to their conscience. He had many friends in Pembrokeshire, but he forgot them all when he went into the ring. (Hear, hear.) He considered the show a very excellent one, and considering the size of the prizes the number of the exhibits were I very good indeed. No doubt the time would come when they would be able to give better prizes. They all ought to try and show something to make the show as good as possible. Now to come to a few defects in the horses. In the young stock some of them had slight defects in the feet, which were the most important part of all. Some of the animals, especially the younger ones, were not made as mannerly as they might have been. He did not think sufficient care was given to the selection of brood mares, and unless they had first-class brood mares they could not get very good stock. He also thought that a few of the animals that day had lost their prizes in jumping through not being ridden fast enough. (Applause). He was extremely pleased of having the honour of j udging with Mr Palmer, who was the best painter of horses that the world had ever seen, and he was entirely self-taught. He had had the honour of being summoned to show his pictures to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales. He had painted most of the good horses in the country, and quite recently he had been asked to paint the Derby winner, Jeddah, and Count Schomberg, and some others were to follow. In America Mr Palmer had been selected not only to judge horses but to jump them. (Applanse). Mr Palmer said he was pleased to be at the show. He urged them always to judge type first. He saw some good horses in the harness classes, especially one pony, which was good enough to win at any show in the country. (Applause). countrTyu. rnbulf also replied to the toast. He said there was a great improvement in the cattle classes on last year, both in the cows and young stock especially. The sheen were also very good. but he could not see anv improvement in them, because last year's were as good as he had seen in any show in England. (Applause.) As to the pigs the classes were very small, and he did not think Pembrokeshire farmers ought to be pig dealers. (Laughter.) Dr. Lawrence proposed The successful competitors." He believed in what Major Roche said, and that was that they should all show. (Applause.) Mr Thomas responded, regretting the absence of the large competitors, and hoping that the show would continue to prosper. They had a good secretary, who worked hard for the success of the show. (Applause.) Mr Davies, of Knowles, Mr D. Rees, and Mr Llewellin, also acknowledged the toast. Major Roche said he considered the arrangements for the show were most excellent. He saw evidences of the the Secretary's painstaking care everywhere. Mr Palmer thought they ought to have a class for pairs in the harness classes. He also criticised the way in which some of the horses were harnessed, and gave hints as to how a horse should be brought into a ring. Mr R. H. Buckby submitted "The unsuccessful com- petitors," hoping they would meet with better success next year. Mr John, of Broomhill, and Mr Lewis responded. The latter said he was willing to do all he could for the success of the show. The Chairman next proposed Success to the Narberth Show." He said Narberth was a very plucky little place, and the show that day justified their energies. (Applause). They were extremely obliged to Major Roche and Mr Palmer for their practical advice and use- ful hints which ought to be exemplified in the show next year. They had all rejoiced in the splendid season which was now drawing to a close, but he had heard many complaints of the prices paid for butter, 7d and 8d per lb, while lOd and lid was paid in other parts of England. If they had a butter factory of their own all this would be a thing of the past, and the cry of cheap butter would no longer be heard. The farmers should establish a butter factory, take the shares, and manage it themselves. (Applause). He coupled with the toast the name of the hon. secretary. Mr Palmer Morgan, in response, said the work had been arduous, and the weather in the morning dis- appointing. He thought financially the show would be a success, and it ought to be at Narberth. All farmers ought to exhibit whether they were prize-winners or not. (Hear, hear). Regarding the butter factory, it had been unavoidably delayed, but it would be dealt with by the farmers the next time they met, as they had a splendid site offered at a decent price. (Hear, hear). He should always do his best for the show. He had not had a single complaint as regards the judging. (Hear, hear). Mr R H Buckby proposed The Chairman," in com- plimentary terms. He said they felt the time had come to establish a butter factory, and he should be pleased to approach the Bishop of Landaff on the matter. The toast having been given with musical honours, and cheers for Lady Philipps, The Chairman returned thanks. It gave him pleasure to be present, and anything he could do to ensure the success of a butter factory he should be most happy to do it. (Applause). So long as so many millions of money went out of this country for butter, they need not hesitate about establishing a butter factory there and everywhere. (Applause). He wished them every success. The toast of "The vice-chairman" (Dr. Lawrence), brought the proceedings to a close.
Local Soldier Veterans in the Workhouse. Just now when we are all so inexpressibly proud of the soldiers of the Queen," it is interesting to learn that we have in the Haverfordwest Workhouse two veteran soldiers. A Telegraph representative had a chat with them on the terrace walk flanking the institution on Saturday morning, and details the information obtained below. One remark is necessary. Both cases require looking into, and if some influential gentleman or gentle- men would bring the merits of each man under the notice of the War Office it is likely that such a response would be made as would be the means of taking these veteran servants of the country from their present undesirable abode, or would allow of their last days being made more pleasant. Thomas Smith, a native of Milford Haven, said he was born in Robert Street 68 years ago. Until he was 23 he worked as a mason and in a blacksmith's shop on the first fort that was built in Milford. But let him tell his own story:—" I then went across to Cardiff and joined the St. Jean D'Acre, a man-o'-war, under Capt. Capel. I stayed for three years and four months. I saw service the first year in the Baltic, and was at the taking of Beauma Sound, an island belonging to the Swedish Fin- lands before the Russians took it. I had a medal for that. We took the island in one day. We came home and refitted, and then went to Queenstown to take soldiers to Sebastopol, to take part in the battle of Bala- clava. We were in the Black Sea about twelve months, and I was present at the taking of Kurch. We were bombarding Sebastopol when it was blown up one Sun- day. We went from Sebastopol to Kinburn, above Odessa, which we also took with its three fortifications. This engagement did not last a quarter of an hour before they hoisted the flag of truce. I received a bar for this engagement. We went back to Chemist's Bay, close to Sebastopol, and then we went down to Constantinople. Here we had orders to go home to Portsmouth. We then prepared the ship for Earl Granville, Sir Robert Peel, and party to go to St. Petersburgh. Our ship would not go further than Kronstadt, and I was one of the fifteen selected to go on the state barga, which was towed up by a little steam boat as far as St. Petersburgh, where we stayed for eight days, until Sir Robert Peel and his party came back. We went back to Kronstadt, and thence to Kiel, in Denmark. The party left us here, as they were bound for Hamburgh. We came home, and were paid off in Plymouth." This was the old man's story, and it cannot be doubted. Our representative next questioned Smith, on various points, and finally asked "ave you any pension ? "No, sir; when I joined it was for the commission, and I had my discharge after the three years and four months. After I joined, this new system of ten years' service came up. Where have you been since you left the service ? "I then went to Buenos Ayres, and after 18 years sheep farming, &c., I returned to Milford to find that my mother had lost my medal and bar, and could not account for my discharge papers. For that reason I have been unable to apply to the authorities for assistance. I can't work now, and I have been here seven weeks last Tuesday." What has brouht you here ? Well, like a good many more, in my younger days, I was foolish and reckless, and didn't take care." I gave the old man a coin, for which he was very grateful, and our chat ended by his expressing the hope that perhaps somebody would take his case up, and try to get a little help for him. I joined in this, and promised to do what I could. The Master of the Workhouse—through whose cour- tesy I was allowed the interview, and who had listened to the old man's recital—here informed me that there was another old soldier in the House, with whom I could talk. I expressed assent, and accordingly Private Thomas Sutton (657), who has recently been working on the railway at Letterstone, was summoned before us. He has a fine physique, and in his younger days must have been a stalwart and powerful soldier. I asked him to tell me his career in the service. He complied in these words" I enlisted at Waterford in the 20th Foot on the loth of April, 1859, at the age of 18. We were drafted to Dublin the same year. In 1860 we went to Curragh Camp, Kildare, where I was engaged on engineering works. While at this I was internally injured, and was attended by Dr. Woodworth, who was surgeon of the regiment, and Sergt. Sullivan, hospital sergeant. I was three months in hospital. We were drafted to Aldershot in 1861, and then to Portsmouth in 1862. We embarked on the" Conflict" for India and landed in Calcutta, where we stayed for about a month. We went to Hong Kong, China, 1863, and spent nine months there. Orders came to embark for Japan, and we landed in Yokohama. This was the first British regiment ever landed in this country. We were on active service to open the ports, which were closed. All the civilised nations joined in this work, and we did it, but no shots were fired. We came back to Hong Kong, and from here to the Cape, where I was invalided from Pietermaritzburgh with the injuries that I had received in the service. Next I was sent to Colchester from Netley Hospital to join my depot. From there we went to Kilkenny and thence to Cork, where I got dis- charged on the 1st of August, 1870, after ten years and four months in the service. I was re-engaged for long service, and on my discharge I got 6d a day for two years and nine months, but I have no pension now. I have written to Chelsea, and the answer is that nothing can be done for me in consequence of being discharged without a badge, but I think after very long service, my discharge through injuries in the service, and the fact that I was a re-engaged man would go a long way if someone would take the matter up before the right quarters. I am unable to work regularly, owing to varicose veins in my legs, and internal injuries. This is the reason I am, here." Have you got all your discharge papers ? No, sir that is the difficulty. The hospital at the Cape was burnt down, and my papers were destroyed wich them, but I have got all the facts and know the officers can support my case. I do hope, sir, somebody will try and get something for me." With this our interview closed, and I walked from the Workhouse asking myself whether the nation ever really intended that our soldier veterans should have their claims ignored, and forced to spend their last days in our Workhouses.
BAPTIST HOME MISSIONARY SOCIETY, PEMBROKESHIRE. AN APPEAL TO THE CHURCHES. Owing to the illness of the Secretary (Rev B. Thomas, Letterston) -from which he has now happily recovered— the annual report of this society has been delayed two months, but has now been issued. From it we take the following: The Committee of the Baptist Home Missionary Society of Pembrokeshire are once more enabled, by the good- ness and mercy of God, to present their Annual Report before the Churches and Subscribers. We feel thankful to God, the Father of all mercies, for restoring the health of our Financial Secretary, so as to enable him once more to write this Report to the Churches, which task he has been privileged to do for the last thirteen years. We are glad also to state that the Churches, and individuals belonging to our denomination in this county, have nobly responded to the appeal made to them (by means of this Report and otherwise), and the substantial total of our income for 1897 has reached the noble sum of 182 3s. Sid. This is the highest mark that the Society has realized since we lost the interest accruing from the £ 700 given at the commencement of this Home Mission work by the late Mr Phillips, of Llanreithan. Some Districts in the county have done nobly this year. We are justified in naming two, namely, Blaenffos District, which district covers all the country from Bethel, Mynachlogddu, to Cardigan and St. Dogmells, and all the way down to Newport and Caersalem. We rejoice that the upper district of our beloved county has con- tributed so largely; they have actually doubled their offerings to this Society. Another District worthy of being mentioned in this Report is the Llangloffan District. This portion of the county, from Newport down to St. David's, has been the mainstay of our Society, and it has kept its good reputation this year again. Some Churehes are worthy of all praise, such as Blaenllyn and Newton, Hill Park and Bethesda, Haver- fordwest; others have done well, but not up to those Churches named. Three Churches have done well in Clynderwen District, namely, Blaeuconin, Gelly, and Narberth. Taking the Churches of our Association as a whole, they have done well, as there are so many collec- tions made during the year towards many things. Let us be truly thankful for the portion we have already received, and work unitedly and strenuously for "the faith once given to the saints." We have great confidence in the Churches that their liberality towards the Home Mission of our county will not grow less, but on the con- trary will be on the increase.
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r Do You Know? That the reason the bad meat prosecution case from Milford was heard at the Roose petty sessions on Satur- day was because all the magistrates at Milford are members of the Urban District Council, which authorised the prosecution. That the case lasted quite one hour and a half, and I defendant seemed to feel his position. That serious consideration is being given to the pro- vision of a Fire Brigade for Milford, on lines suggested in the Telegraph. That preparations are already being made for extend- j ing the Milford Docks, and it is rumoured the fish market will be moved to the Hakin side. That the Roose magistrates adversely commented upon the bad language at Neyland which appears to be prevalent in certain quarters of the town. That the magistrates made some experiments with the acoustic properties of the Shire Hall on Saturday, and they were not very satisfactory. That the voice of the footballer is in the land, and ,Ii operations will be started locally next month. That owing to the hot weather small bags have been the rule with those on the track of the partridge, but a party at Wiston did exceptionally well last week. That the suggestion in the last issue of the Telegraph that the Mayor should be asked to accept office for a second year has met with general approval, and is I warmly welcomed in many quarters. That the Rev. J. Arthur Turner, the new local Wesleyan minister, preached morning and evening for the first time in Haverfordwest on Sunday, and his pulpit style and sermons gave much satisfaction. That the rev. gentleman it is hoped will make local Methodism more aggressive in several particulars. That he has already mapped out the erection of a new chapel at Milford, and the infusion of more enthusiasm into the cause at Hakin. That Mr Turner's record justifies the hope that he will be successful in his endeavours. That during the fog on Saturday night week a large freight ship was stranded on the river bank in the Frolic, and despite all efforts is likely to stay there until the next high tide. That Mr Wynford Philipps, M.P., and Mr Terrell, Q.C., are to address a gathering of Liberals at the Lord Nelson Hotel, Milford, to-morrow evening. That the Fire Brigade members have now their new uniforms, which have been supplied by Messrs Greenish & Dawkins, and give every satisfaction. That the talk amongst members of the Brigade and the public is whether the hon. captain (Mr R. T. P. Williams) will don his uniform, it being generally believed that his appearance would be an acquisition to the brigade. That at the next turn- out, which should be at an early date, the members will look smart, and headed by their hon. captain, would be a source of pride to the town. That for an ordinary week the last was a record one in the Milford fish market, 530 tons being sent away in five days. That the nearest approach to this was last Easter week, when 580 tons were despatched. That all the vessels brought in good supplies, and there has been an extraordinarily large catch of turbots. That the prices too were very good all the week, but there has been a good deal of discontent amongst the buyers over the abolition of the sharing. That the Milford footbaH club are making arrange- ments to start their matches early next month. That the Rev. J. Arthur Turner, the new Wesleyan minister, was warmly welcomed at Milford on Thursday evening. That there is every promise of his stay here being pleasant and successful. That the Sirdar was formerly at Pembroke Dock as an officer in the Royal Artillery. That Mr Elliott Stock, the well-known publisher, has restored a portion of Manorbier Castle. That Mr Morse, the commercial traveller, who was drowned while bathing at Burry Port on Wednesday, was in Haverfordwest a few days previously calling upon his customers. That apropos our forefathers' opinion that two pil- grimages to St. David's were equal to one to Rome, Tennyson once said to his son while on the way to the !hri.. "You shall soon see my spine piercing the top of my head," so bad was the jolting of tbe "tax-cart." That Sergt. Wm. Mathias, of the Pembrokeshire Yeo- manry took third place in the lemon-cutting compe- titions at the Crystal Palace, with 118 competitors, and won a similar position for swordsmanship out of 112 competitors. That the new first-class cruiser Andromeda has been supplied with its navigating party, and will leave Hobbs Point for Portsmouth on Sunday. That the committee of the Joint Lunatic Asylum has decided to have a second assistant medical officer at a salary of X120 per year, with residence and washing, and an allowance of £5 yearly in lieu of stimulants. That a visitor to the fish market at Milford on Wed- nesday assumed a fighting attitude, and challenged any- body and everybody to tackle him, but ultimately was persuaded from his bellicose intentions. That although the Infirmary has not yet been formally re-opened, five operations have been performed there in a few days. That Mr Terrell, Q.C., will address a meeting of Liberals at the Board School, Neyland, on Monday evening. That arrangements are being made for an Eisteddfod at Neyland at an early date, the proceeds being for the Nurse Fund. That on Friday and Saturday the soldiers from Salisbury Plain Manoeuvres were taken from Neyland back to Waterford and Cork, six boats doing the work in 24 hours. That praise is due to Mr Gray, the traffic manager, for the quiet and effective manner in which he accomplished the work. That the Volunteers won the shooting match with the South Wales Borderers on Monday by uine points. That LI.-Coupl. T. J. Owen is to be congratulated upon being the first Volunteer to make the highest possible score at 500 yards. PERIWINKLE
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APPROACHING EVENTS No 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. EBK>TEZER CIIAPEL. The church anni versary services will take place on Sunday and Monday, October IGth and 17th. HILL PARK SUNDAY SCIIOOL.-The anni. versary services in connection with the above will take place on Sunday, the :2.3th inst. THE TABERNACLE.—The Harvest Festival Services will be held on Sunday next at 11, 2.30, and 0 o'clock. Collections will be made for the Infirmary. Gifts of flowers, fruit, etc., will be thankfully received in the Vestry, on Saturday afternoon, at 3 o'clock.
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FATAL FALL AT BRISTOL.-On Saturday morning, about four o clock, the Bristol police discovered at the bottom of some steps leading from the Redcliffe- parade two of the sailors on leave from her Majesty's ship Thunderer, William Connor and William Norman. Connor, who had his thigh broken and a severe wound in the head, was dead, aud Normau was recovering from an apparent fall, and after being taken to the hospital was forwarded to his ship. It is thought that in the darknes8 both men fell to the bottom of the steps, a depth of twenty feet, and that Connor was killed by the fall. A PIG BURIED IX A RICK. —A singular discovery has just been made at Hill Farm, Cadmore End, near Marlow, in the occupation of Mr J. Tappin. About three weeks ago he mysteriously lost a valuable j pig, and after making a search in the neighbourhood he communicated with the police, but they failed to find it. A day or two ago, however, Mr Tappin detected a very bad smell emanating from a newly-built wheat rick, and, remembering that this very rick was put together on the day the pig was missed, he caused the wheat to be removed. To the farmer's great astonishment, the body of the animal was found nearly at the bottom of the rick, in a decomposed condition. It is supposed the pig got on to the rick after the first load was deposited, and while the farm hands had gone for another. But how it was that the pig was not seen or heard when they uncarted the next load is a mystery. DELICIOUS MAZAWATTEE TEA. DELICIOUS MAZAWATTEE TEA. Sold by Leading Family Grocers Everywhere. Agents for HAVERFORDWEST- REES BROTHERS & Co., Wholesale Grocers. Envelopes Envelopes Envelopes !-Now on Sale at the Telegraph Printing Office, a large quantity of Commercial Envelopes at Is. lid., 2s 8d., & 3s. 6d. per 1000.
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I Roose Petty Sessions. I Saturday.—Before Messrs R. Carrow, J. Phillips, J. Thomas, and W. Davies. I STRAY CATTLE. Thomas, Howells, who did not appear, was fined 2s 6d and costs for allowing five cows to stray in Trewarren Road, in the parish of St. Ishmael's, on the 3rd inst., at 11 a.m. Supt. Francis said defendant was fined in 189G for a I similar offence, and cautioned in July this year. LANGUAGE DISGUSTING. I David Blight, of Neyland, a shipwright in the Dock- yard, was on the evidence of P.S. Thomas, fined 7s 6d and costs, for being drunk in Picton Place, Neyland, and using most filthy langauge, on the 29th ult., at 11.15 p.m. Mr Carrow said they were repeatedly having evidence that the language of the place was disgusting, and too bad to be mentioned. I A TRAP WITHOUT A LICENSE. I Thomas Davies, butcher, of Neyland, was summoned by the Inland Revenue for keeping a carriage without a license, on the 17th ult. Mr Boyle (supervisor) prosecuted. John Wallace, Inland Revenue officer, stated that he met defendant and his cart, with seven people in it, on the road from Broadway to Mill Moor, between Neyland and the Haven. He asked defendant if he had a license. He said he had not, that he had been pleasuring at the Haven, and that he knew he ought to have a license. He had not since taken out a license. Fined 15s and costs. FARMERS' QUARREL. Samuel Jenkins was charged with assaulting Thomas I Evans on the 27th ult. Prosecutor stated that their lands joined each other, and he was in his field on his way home when defendant hit him with his whip over the head, hand, and arm. Mr Carrow What led up to it ? Defendant: His beasts in my field, sir. Prosecutor: I could not help the bull trespassing in his field once in a way. He has abused me before, about 18 months ago. Defendant said he told prosecutor about the bull in the morning, and asked him to stop the gap in the hedge so that the bull could not get into the held. He did not deny the assault. Mr Carrow Is the bull savage ? Prosecutor: It is only a yearling bull. Defendant: Your dog must not go into his field, and he won't keep his beasts out of mine. Prosecutor: Where are your horses now ? Defendant In my field which I rent. They have troubled you once I know, but not since. Mr Carrow There might have been some little provo- cation, but this does not warrant you taking the law in your own hands. You will hive tn ml.v 9a M "nil xActo A AFFILIATION ORDER. wu.u. Alfred James, of Llaugwm, was summoned to show cause, &c. Celia Folland, of Walwyn's Castle,faaid defendant was the father of a female child born on the 29th of May. The reason she had not brought him there before was because he had kept her under the promise of marriage. This was her second misfortune, anS defendant was also paying for another child. Defendant, who said he was a labourer on Llangwm farm, receiving 7s per week, admitted the paternity of the child, but denied that he had ever promised marriage. The Bench ordered him to pay Is 6d per week until the child was sixteen years old, and the usual expenses. SCHOOL ATTENDANCE PROSECUTIONS. Mr J. W. Francis prosecuted two parents for their childrens irregular attendance at school. In one instanse, that of James Walters, of Walwyn's Castle, it was stated that the girl was eleven years of age and had only passed the first standard. BAD MEAT AT MILFORD. I William Tully, butcher, of Milford, was charged at the instance of the Milford Urban District Council with depositing for sale certain meat, unsound and unfit for man, on the 17th ult. Mr R. T. P. Williams prosecuted, and Mr Colin Davies defended. Mr Williams, in opening the case, said the meat was seized in the cold storage room on the Milford Docks. Defendant was a butcher carrying on business at Milford. He had a shop in the market, and had the supply of meat direct to ships and vessels in the Milford Docks. He with other butchers made use of the same room for the purpose of storing their meat, although the room was not altogether suitable. Mr Broadhead, the sanitary inspector, visited this cold storage room on the 17th ult., and found a quantity of meat there, some good and some very bad. He seized about 136 lbs, and after an order from a magistrate the meat was destroyed the same afternoon. As regards the ownership the defendant came to the cold storage room, and in the presence of Dr. Griffith and the Inspector, identified three pieces and a quantity which was tied up in a dirty canvas bag as being his own property, weighing altogether about 100 lbs. Samuel Broadhead, sanitary inspector and surveyor to the Milford Urban District Council, stated that he was at the ice factory's cold storage room on the 17th ult., and found a quantity of meat. Some of it was good. He seized seven joints and a rough canvas bag which con- tained small pieces of meat which had been peppered and salted down. It weighed about three quarters of a cwt. All the meat seized smelled very bad. He applied the knife and skewer tests to all the joints with the result that he had a very bad smell. As he was going over the Docks with the meat the people cleared away from him, and when he got to the Dock gates the meat was putrid. He went to Mr J. Ll. Davies to get a magisterial order to destroy the meat. destroWy illiams: What effect did it have on Mr Llewellyn Davies ? Witness: I can hardly tell you. He did not stop long. (Laughter). Continuing, witness said before removing the meat he fetched Dr. Griffith (the medical officer) who examined and tested the different pieces. Defendant was in the room then and acknowledged ownership of about 100 lbs of the meat. There were two or three sheep and a hind quarter of a beast at the same time in the cold storage room, and these were sound. Cross-examined by Mr Colin Davies: He did not give any notice to defendant that he was going to visit the place. He had complained to defendant before about his meat. Defendant did not hesitate to point out his meat to him. There was some other people's meat there that was bad, but he did not know to whom it belonged, and wanted to know. As yet he had been unable to ascertain. They labelled the pieces of meat that were bad before and after the arrival of defendant. Defend- ant said the meat smelled a bit, but he did not consider it bad. He understood that there was some slight derange- ment of the refrigerator. The meat was damp when he saw it. Possibly some of the meat was damp through this defect in the refrigerator. Witness at Mr Davies' request described the knife and skewer tests, after which Mr Davies asked: What is the effect ? Witness replied: Perhaps you would run away from the skewer. (Laughter). Re-examined by Mr Williams, witness said he had complained of the condition of Mr Tully's meat in that very room once before. After the knife and skewer tests, he found no meat of the quantity seized fit for food. He examined the meat before Mr Tully came. It was not usual to give notice of his intention to visit the place. Dr. William Griffith, medical officer, stated that he visited the Docks in consequence of the information given by the last witness. He examined the meat. It was of a doughy nature, was not hard or firm as it ought I to be. had a very disagreeable odour. wna anft and dull I and dirty looking. On applying litmus paper there was a distinctly alkaline reaction. The meat was putrid, and the smell nearly made him vomit. As to the pieces of meat in the bag, they were simply pieces cut off large joints, fag ends, peppered and salted. Defendant said these were quite right and fit for food, but he was sure they were not. Mr W. Davies: It would not do for sausages then, doctor ? Witness: Well many things do for sausages (laughter)-and that is the reason people are poisoned very often. Continuing his evidence, witness said he was glad to get away from the room as quickly as he could. The meat was bad all through, and the refrigerator's tem- porary failure could not have made it so. It was customary to trim stored meat, but if the bad meat had been trimmed off this there would not have been any left. He asked defendant to come down and see the meat in order to acknowledge its ownership. Cross examined by Mr Colin Davies: Both the inspector and himself had perfect liberty to inspect any meat they liked. They were told in the first instance that the whole of the meat belonged to defendant, but he did not own to it all. Defendant assisted them with the knife and skewer tests. The leakage in the refriger- ator was only for twelve hours, and the room was very very cold at the time, although not so cold as usual. Defendant had a shop in the Market Square, and he had never heard it suggested that he sold bad meat. He had been in defendant's shop many times, and had never seen any bad meat there, or he would have had it seized. Re-examined by Mr Williams, witness said the meat was not tainted but putrid. The other meat in the room was good. Defendant did not suggest to him that the meat was not intended for sale. This closed the case for the prosecution, and Mr Colin Davies applied for an adjournment. He had only been instructed since eleven o'clock that morning, and his client was strongly of opinion that he could get evidence to assist him. Mr Williams strongly objected to the application. He had never heard of an adjournment being asked for merely on the defendant's opinion that he could get evidence. After the Medical Officer's evidence nothing further could be said. Mr Davies remarked that his client had been put to the greatest disadvantage as he had only been served with the summons on Wednesday night. He strongly ap- pealed for an adjournment. Mr Williams argued that defendant had not been taken unawares. He had had two whole days to prepare his case, and defendant was in Haverfordwest. yester- the Magistrates' Clerk (to Mr Davies) What is your ground in applying for an adjournment ? Mr Davies My client says he can bring evidence. He is an American come over to this country. Mr Williams A Devonshire American, from Brixham. (Laughter). Mr Davies What harm is done to a public body by an adjournment ? The Bench decided not to grant an adjournment. Mr Davies then addressed the court in defence. He said unless the magistrates were satisfied that the meat was there with guilty knowledge for sale the case must be dismissed. There was other bad meat in the cold storage room not belonging to defendant. The meat was turned bad by the leakage in the refrigerator. They had had no proof that the defendant was going to sell the meat. Mr Williams intervened to point out that the onus of proof that the meat was not for sale was upon the defen- dant. Mr Davies then argued that the offence was purely an accident, and called Mr Rimmer, foreman of the ice factory, who said there was a leakage in the pipes in the cold storage room. This made the room very wet and-damp, and there were no freezing properties at all. In his opinion the hot weather and the non-freezing properties of the room would make meat in a bad state, particularly foreign meat. The refrigerator had gone wrong for twelve hours or more, and would make the meat soft and flabby. He had never known defendant have any bad meat in that room before. Cross-examined by Mr Williams: He had told Mr Broadhead to have a look inside to see if the meat was good as it was smelling very bad, and was soft and flabby. He also said that the other men were complaining about it. The other meat in the room was all right. He had seen little pieces that had got a bit tainted cut off, but could not say what became of them. Mr Williams It is a fair inference to suggest the con- nection between these little pieces and the pieces in the bag. M D. "d .t t Witness, in answer to Mr Davies, said it was customary for defendant to sell little pieces of meat to skippers for thdL their dWogilliams Do they pepper and salt pieces for dogs ? Mr (Laughter.) Mr Davies again applied for an adjournment. Mr Carrow replied that they had quite decided not to allow it. The Bench would stultify themselves if they went against the weight of evidence that had been brought before them. Mr Davies was again proceeding to address the Bench for the defence, when Mr Williams protested on the ground that it was laid down that only one speech each was allowed, and if Mr Davies was allowed another speech he should expect a similar innings. The Bench, after deciding that they could not hear another speech, retired for a few minutes. Returning into court, Mr Carrow said they had given the matter full consideration. The offence was of a serious nature, and the Authority was justified in bringing the case before them. They did not wish to deal too harshly. They would treat the pieces of meat as one, and inflict a penalty of X5 and costs. Mr Williams applied tor advocate's fee, which was granted. The Bench, on the application of Mr Davies, gave the defendant time to pay the fine and costs.
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Narberth Agricultural Show. This annual event took place at Narberth yesterday. Unfortunately in the morning there was an incessant downpour of rain, which militated against the atten- dance, but the afternoon was bright and fine. All round the show was an excellent one. The entries were not quite so many as last year, but the quality was quite equal to any previous show. The black cattle were very good, but the ring in which they were shown was too small. The yearlings deserve special mention. The bull which won the special prize was a very fine one. If he was an inch higher in the loin he would be a perfect specimen. The cattle of any other breed filled the classes, some capital two-year-old heifers being ex- hibited, and the cows were also a good class. The sheep all deserved merit. The cart horses were strongly represented, and some were really praiseworthy, par- ticularly the two-year-olds and yearlings. Hunters, carriage horses, and hackneys, were strong in number and of exceptional merit, but the jumping was not up to the average. The officials were:—President, Mr F Lort Phillips; vice-presidents, Sir Charles Philipps, Mr J Wynford Philipps, M.P., Mr R Ward, and Mr H Law- rence; secretary, Mr W Palmer Morgan. The judges were:—Hunters, jumping, turn-outs, &c., Major the Hon de Burke Roche, Pembroke Dock, and Mr Lynwood Palmer, London; black cattle and cart horses, Mr 0 LI Davies, Typicca, Golden Grove, and Mr E Stephens, Lan, Ferry Side; short-horn cattle, sheep, and pigs, Mr R Falconer, Bremenda, Llanarthney, and Mr W Turn- bull, Caldy Island; butter and cheese, Mr Frank Weate, St. Clears Butter Factory Hon Veterinary Surgeon, Mr B G Rees, Tenby.
W. & A. Gilbey, who obtained the Gold Medal for the best cultivated Vineyard in France, have just supplied Her Majesty The Queen, H.R.H. The Prince of Wales, and H.R.H. The Duke of York with a large quantity of their Chateau Loudenne Claret, 1893. This same Wine can be obtained of their 2,850 Agents throughout the United Kingdom at 24/ per dozen.
"BETWEEN YOU AND ME." I It is appropriate just now It when the war drum throbs no longer," and when we are all engaged admiring the bold achievement of the 21st Lancers at Omdurman, and com- paring it with that of the valiant Six =ed forty-four years ago, to be reminded that we have in our own Work- house two soldier veterans, one of whom took part in the Crimean campaign. I am told that they have been interviewed and full details are given in another column. The article should arouse interest and concern in the comfort and welfare of these unfortunate men among all who realise the sentiments of National pride, and cherish the true significance of their country's history. Though warfare be as horrible and repulsive as it is inevitable in this imperfect world, there is one quality which has ever commanded, and still retains, the highest place in the esteem of mankind, and that is the power to face death calmly and unflinchingly. Men who have given their best years to the service of their country ought not to be allowed to spend their last hours in a Workhouse. # Football is in certain circles becoming the pre-eminent topic. We all like to see our town taking the lead, and more cordial encouragement ought to be given the club and its officials, if a team better than last year is to take the field, and add laurels to the town's football record. Only football enthusiasts who take a real interest in this exciting and uncertain sport can appreciate the difficulties of carrying off the honours of victory. The glorious uncertainty of the turf has passed into a proverb, the cricket field produces its startling surprises, and so do the river and the running path, but football offers perhaps a smaller encouragement for prophesy than any ether contest in the wide range of English sport. Public form in the football field is not to be argued like an algebraic equation or a proposition in Euclid. The advance that football has made in popular favour during the last few years is marvellous, and there is certainly no other sport upon which such an intense feeling of harmless partisanship could centre. It is a manly game, bringing into play all the best qualities of the muscular athlete, and I am glad to know that the present season in Wales will be a record one. The rivalry should be honest, friendly, and intense. The progress of all is effected very largely by the efforts of a few to beat their competitors. This is true in every walk of life. Where there is no ambition there will be no rivalry; where no rivalry no improvement; where there is no improvement there will be deterioration. Let there be a striving for the masterv in healthv and stimulating emulation, and a subordination of personal whims, then locally we shall have a most successful season. I Had fine weather favoured the Agricultural Show at Narberth yesterday, there is little doubt but that it would have been the most successful yet held. As it was the promoters have cause to be thankful, for the public were present in larger numbers than expected, and everything passed off well, and to the credit of this plucky little town. The speeches at the dinner afterwards were of the right sort —the Judges kindly pointing out deficiencies, and giving useful hints, and Sir Charles Philipps urging the necessity of the estab- lishment of a butter factory in the town, towards which he promised every help in his power. The advantages of such an estab- lishment were made manifest to all present, and if the farmers are wise they will see that a butter factory is started and properly worked during the next few months. The bad meat prosecution from Milford carries with it useful lessons to butchers, and should act as a warning. The magistrates took a merciful view, but the offence is a very serious one. We cannot be too careful over the purity and soundness of our meat and provisions, which can easily disseminate in- fectious disease. Next to bad water there is nothing worse than putrid meat, and the District Council are to be congratulated upon having initiated the prosecution. I hope their vigilance and perseverance will be con- tinued in other directions. There is ample scope for their energies. At a recent meeting of the Town Council there was a discussion on the condition of the streets, and the very bad way in which they are kept, came in for severe strictures. If any justification were needed, it is supplied by the streets as we now see them, inches deep in mud and filth, and the channels bear the appearance of not having been cleaned for weeks. This is the state of affairs in the principal streets in the town, and the side streets are much worse. In this respect we are a long way from the boast that we have a well-kept town, and I am astonished that our Council allows this unseemly condition of things to prevail. To my mind we shall never improve matters unless we either take the contracts for the cleansing of the streets out of the hands of those who now profess to do the work, and initiate a system of our own, the Council employing its own scavengers, or insist upon the Borough Surveyor overseering the present work until it is done satisfactorily. I THE INVETERATE GOSSIP. 1
NEYLAND. The Telegraph may be had from the Railway Book- stall, and from Mr Appleby, newsagent, every Wednes- day evening. WEDDING CARDS! WEDDING CARDS NEW SELEC- TION JUST RECEIVED.-For specimens and prices, apply at the Telegraph Offices, Haverfordwest and Milford Haven. Chiffons (in the present new shades), 4 inch at 23d. 6 inch at 3d., and a special line fulled to own taste at 9Jd. per yard are being sold freely at G. H. I BIDDLECOMDE, London House, Neyland,
WELSH BAPTISTS AND CARMAR- THEN PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE. A NOVEL PROPOSAL. It is well known, more especially in Baptist circles, that the Welsh Baptists have decided to reduce the number of their colleges in Wales from three to two, one for North Wales (at Bangor) and one for South Wales (at Cardiff), so that the western portion of the Prin- cipality will be left without a Baptist institution for training ministerial students, as formerly the connexion had its college at Haverfordwest. A number of leading ministers and laymen of the Baptists in the counties of Carmarthen, Pembroke, and Cardigan have under their consideration a scheme for establishing a committee in connection with the Carmarthen Presbyterian College similar to the Independent committee which has for very many years been connected with this institution. The object is to arrange for the young men preparing for the Baptist ministry to go to Carmarthen for a theological course after having taken their course in arts at one of the university colleges. The main difficulty perhaps, would be the securin of funds for maintaining these Baptist students, inasmuch as that denomination has already resolved, by a substantial majority, to have two colleges instead of three for the whole of Wales. This new arrangement might cause friction in the Churches. The college at Carmarthen is governed by the Presbyterian Board in London, and though, for various reasons, most of its students are Congregation- alists, many students from other denominations, on being successful at the entrance examinations, have from time to time received free tuition at this institution. In fact, the college at Carmarthen is opaii to students of all denominations, and it is expected that many young preachers, under the direction of the proposed Baptist committee, will undoubtedly take advantage of the opportunity offered them by entering the Presbyterian College, Carmarthen, which prepares candidates for the theological degrees of the University of Wales.
Narberth. SERIOUS ACCIDENT.—On Monday, the 12th inst., a sad accident befel a young man named John Morgan, in the employ of Dr. H. P. Price. It appears the young fellow was engaged cutting hay with a chaff cutter when his right hand was drawn into the machine as far as the wrist, and literally ground to a pulp. The injured limb was subsequently amputated. BREWSTER SESSIONS.—These sessions were held on Monday—before Messrs it. H. Buckby, II. J. H. Law- rence, H. S. Allen, and T. John.—All the public house licenses were renewed with the exception of those of the Rose & Crown, Narberth, and the Boar's Head, Tem- pleton, both of which were adjourned for a fortnight.— P.S. Evans charged Benjamin Evans, landlord of the Boar's Head, Templeton, with Sunday trading on the 4th inst. Defendant was fined 20s and costs, and the license was ordered to be endorsed.—Isaac Evans, of Templeton, for being drunk, was ordered to pay 2s 6d and costs, and Mary Ann Foote, fcr being drunk and disorderly, was sent to prison for 10 days with hard disorderly, Friday Richard Morgans was brought up at the police station, and charged before Mr R. Ward, and Mr G. P. Brewer, with being drunk and disorderly, and was fined 20s and costs, while he was also ordered to pay 13s., the amount of the damage caused by the prisoner to the cell.
ST. BRIDE. SALE OF WonK-The second annual sale of work in aid of the District Nurse Fund was held in the grounds of St. Brides Hill, the residence of Lady Kensington on Thursday last.—The sale was originally fixed for an earlier date, but owing to the lamented death of the respected and beloved rector the Rev. G. D. Daries which cast such a gloom over the district, was not carried out until Thursday last. The weather was all that could be deired and a large number of visitors came from a distance to take away mementoes from the stalls, of which there were eight, filled with all manner of useful and ornamental objects, and presided over by a number of ladies.—A capital tea was also provided in the ball for a small sum as well as a good refreshment stall, each of which were well patronized. Throughout the after- noon the sale was brisk and towards evening the greater part of the tempting goods were disposed of. Everything for the comfort of the visitois was ably carried out under the superintendence of Lady Kensing- ton and the Hon. Misses Edwards and the amount of the sale came to nearly £80. We might also add that a new I- Nurse's House is being built in Marloes by her Ladyship for the District Nurse whose work among the villagers is very much appreciated and will be finished in the course of a week or two.
BIRTHS. On the 10th ult., at Cedar House, Uzmaston, the wife of Mr Edward White, of a daughter. On the 11th inst., at City Road, in this town, the wife of Mr Fred. Gibbon, plumber, of a daughter. MARRIAGES. On the 5th inst., at the Parish Church, Tenby, by the Rev. D. Ambrose Jones,, M.A., Curate, Mr Benjamin Bowen, Mcrthyr Vale, to Miss Annie Gibby, Teuby. On the 8th inst., at the Parish Church. Bowness, Windermere, by the Rev. Canon Stock, Captain H. J. Eaton Evans, Adjutant 5th Lancashire Artillery Volunteers, and second son of Edward Eaton Evans, Esq., of Avallenau, Pembrokeshire, to Bessie, widow of the late J. Slater, Esq., of Lancaster, and only daughter of Col. Sly, of Tower Wood, Bowness, Windermere and Lancaster. DEATHS. On the 11th inst., at Ruther Lane, G. M. Phillips, in his 78th year deeply regretted. Funeral Thurs- day at three o'clock. On the 2nd inst., at the Rifleman Inn, St Thomas' Green, in this town, Marv, the beloved wife of Mr Henry Williams, aged 51 years. Deeply regretted. On th3 8th ins1- at Cedar House, Uzmaston, Ciroline Elizabeth, the beloved wife of Mr Edward White, aged 39 years. On the 2nd inst., at 18, St. Domingo Place, Teuby, Richard Henry Jones, aged 9 years. On the 14th inst., George Turl, of Saundersfoot, aged 75 years.
they have to see; It is a prison, with a milder name, Which few inhabit without dread or shame." Unfortunately, a good deal of this description applies in the present day. Our Gallic critics often assert that the treatment of the poor in our English workhouses is needlessly harsh. It is humane of us, as a nation, they cordially allow, to provide State food and State board for anybody that absolutely requires them, and thus to make it impossible for anyone to die in our midst of starvation except of his or her own free will; but why, they ask, having gone so far in the path of philanthropy, spoil it all by an ungracious and too often a harsh and even cruel mode of bestowing our public alms ? It is as if the Good Samaritan, after pouring on the oil and wine, proceeded to box the ears of the recipient of his charity for his impudence in presuming to be in need of it. The general ideas as to the necessaries of life have expanded, and we do not believe there is anything like a large section of our rate- payers who would begrudge the inmates any little solace they may derive frem concessions of so trifling and inexpensive a character.