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LOCAL AND OTHER NEWS. CLARBESTON ROAD PETTY SESSIONS.— These were held on Friday, before Messrs F. LI. Phillips, H. Owen, J. P. Bushell, T. Llewellyn, and Colonel Edwardes.—This was the adjourned annual licensing day, but there were no applications.—The jury lists, 21 in number, were revised. HURDLE RACE.—On Thursday afternoon in the Bridge Meadow, in very unfavourable weather, a hurdle race for £5 was decided between J. M. Williams, of Haverfordwest; and 1. C. J. Beaven, of Treorchy the distance being 120 yards over six flights. Williams won by about 10 yards, and thus retains the champion- ship. DEATH OF MR WM. PIIELPS.— W e regret to record the death of this gentleman which occurred yesterday at the age of 68. For nearly 30 years he had been proprietor of the Castle Hotel, Little Haven, and previous to this was an old servant of Mr Lloyd, of Glenavon. Deceased was well-known, and much re- spected. TRINITY COLLEGE, LONDON. A public distribution of certificates will take place in the Temperance Hall, on Thursday, October 13th. The Mayor, Sir Charles Philipps, Bart., has kindly promised to take the chair, while Lady Philipps will distribute the awards. The proceedings are quite public, and everyone interested in the matter is cordially invited to attend. The proceedings will commence at 3 o'clock. COUNTY LICENSING COMMITTEE.—This Com- mittee, consisting of Judge Owen, Mr George Leader Owen, and Mr R. Carrow, met at the Shire Hall on Thursday morning. Upon the application of Mr Colin Rees Davies, the committee confirmed the license granted by the Milford Bench to Mr George John, of 28a, Charles Street, Milford Haven. There were no other applications. PRENDERGAST CHURCH.—On Sunday after- noon, a fruit service was held at this church in connec- tion with the harvest festival to-morrow. The rector (Rev. D. A. Jones) conducted the service, and the vicar of Rudbaxton (Rev. J. H. Parry) gave an address to the children, of whom there were a large number present. A collection was taken for the Infirmary. There was a fine display of fruit and vegetables. INTERESTING FIND AT OMDURMAN. A letter has been received from Staff Sergt. F. Crookers, of the Royal Army Medical Corps, under date September 4th, 1898, saying; "On the 2nd inst. I found on the field of battle at Omdurman, by the side of a wounded Dervish, a box of Beecham's Pills partly used. I have the box in my possession. My comrade, Sergt. P. Horgan, saw me pick it up." SUDDEN DEATH. Yesterday afternoon shortly before five o'clock, Mr John Jenkins, of City Road, went upstairs to lie down, having complained of being unwell. On his wife a quarter of an hour after- wards going upstairs to take him a cup of tea she found her husband dead. He was lying on the bed. Deceased had been ailing for some time, but his illness was not regarded as serious. He was widely known and highly respected. SUDDEN DEATH IN A WORKSHOP.—About eleven o'clock on Friday morning a man named Abraham Phillips, carpenter, in the employ of Messrs Greenish and Dawkins, was found lying face downwards in the work- shop in an unconscious state. Dr. Mills was sent for, but on his arrival life was pronounced extinct, the cause being an epileptic fit, to which deceased was subject. He leaves a widow and one child, for whom much sympathy is expressed, as deceased was much respected by employers and acquaintances. I THE WARS OF THE NINETIES. "-This is a new publication from Messrs Cassell & Co., London, to be completed in about twelve 6d parts. It is a history of the warfare of the last ten years of the nineteenth century, well got up, and profusely illustrated, in addition to which there is a large presentation plate, entitled Mutual congratulations after the battle of Atbara." There is sure to be a ready sale for this work. METEOROLOGICAL REGISTER.—Taken at St. Ann's Head for the week ending 8 a.m., October 3rd. Highest barometer reading reduced to 32 F., and to mean ,a level 30*33 on the 2nd; lowest 29*54 on the 29th. Maximum temperature in the shade 60 on the 28th nlinimum 40 on the 1st. Amount of rainfall 0-76 inches. Hours of bright sunshine 41. Prevailing winds very variable, light in force, excepting a gale from the North- West on the 29th. Sea after that smooth. The application which was made by the Haverfordwest Rural District Council to the Pembroke- shire County Council to sanction the division of the Highway District into two parts was referred by the County Council to a special committee. This committee will meet in the Shire Hall, Haverfordwest, on Satur- day, the 15th October, at 12 o'clock, to enquire into and consider the matter. It is understood that the enquiry will be of a public nature, and that a deputation from the Rural District Council will attend. WILL OF MR TEESDALE, PEMROKE.— Probate of the will (which bears the date October 5, 189o) of Mr James Walmsley Teesdale, of Connaught House, Pembroke, who died on the 20th of August last, leaving personal estate valued at Y,9,51 8 10s 7d., has been granted to his brother, Mr Joseph Hugh Teesdale, J.P., and his nephew, Mr George Henry Teesdale, of 2, Pembroke-street, Pembroke Dock, to the latter of whom the testator left his house and its furniture, and to Ella Susan Brain, of Aston Denholme, Ashbourne, X-200. He left the residue of his property in equal shares to his nephews, George Henry, Walter James, Herbert Joseph, and Hugh Walmsley Teesdale, and his neice, Rose Emily Teesdale, SUCCESSES OF A LOCAL DOG FANCIER.—At Cardiff autumn open show on Wednesday, Mr Lewis Pugh in the field dogs (setters, pointers, retrievers, and greyhounds) won second prize with his black greyhound bitch, Rowdy Flyaway," being beaten by what is considered the best setter bitch living, the property of Mr Harry Gunn, Cardiff. In the open class for wire- haired fox terriers Mr Pugh's puppy "Rowdy Raffle" Was third against the two best old dogs now on the bench. "Rowdy Raffle" also obtained first prize for the best puppy, smooth or wires, and special for the best puppy in the show. Again Mr Pugh with hie young bitch Rowdy Nonsense secured third open and third novice, and also won selling class prizes. PRENDERGAST WORKMEN'S CLUB.—On Mon- day evening the Workmen's Club in connection with Prendergast Church was opened for the season, the Rector presiding over a crowded attendance. An enjoyable evening was spent, and the capital programme was much appreciated. It included a piano solo by Miss Lottie Mathews, violin duet by Masters Williams and Morgans, recitation by Miss Rosie Williams, duet by Miss Michael and Master W. Michael, songs by Miss Itate Baker, Miss Michael, and Mr Marlay Samson, Mr Tom White, Mr Harry Cole, Masters Evans, Greenish, Wilson, W. Michael, L. Wilson, E. Michael, Williams, Morgans, and R. Rossiter. Harry Thorold's Ethiopian Arabs, who are under the training of Mr Harry Cole, also contributed to the programme. Mrs W. J. Jones Wijl an excellent accompanist,

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