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Haverfordwest Petty Sessions.


Roose Petty Sessions.!


Local Football Notes. I








"BETWEEN YOU AND ME." On Saturday one of that class which has so long pestered townspeople with their un- pleasant attentions-I mean the begging and loafing tramp-was sent to prison for twenty- one days. After repeated requests it is something to know that the police are waking up to this nuisance in the town, and if they will give it attention we should soon be free from these unwelcome visitors who openly assert that this is their happy hunting! ground," the best town in the county for making a living without work. The magis- trates must second the efforts of the police by not being too merciful in their sentences- prison work and fare they entirely abhor. We cherish our peace and comfort in the streets and at home far more, and we have a right to be protected from imposition, insult, and fraud. The raid on the publicans continues. Two more were fined for Sunday trading at the Roose Sessions on Saturday. All these cases have one predominating feature, and that is the vast amount of hard swearing on both sides. The police spare no pains to get a conviction, and the persons summoned resist them to their utmost. Both versions cannot be correct, and it is evident there is perjury on one side. In the cases on Saturday there was manifestly an effort on the part of the police to draw the long bow, and in some details their evidence was proved incorrect. Those who dispense justice must not rely too completely upon police statements, and there is just now every need for them to be most careful in sifting their evidence. I have said recently that a few prosecutions for perjury would do an immense amount of good, and make people hesitate about their assertions on oath. The necessity of checking the baneful practice is all the more apparent by Saturday's cases. }fo While the glamour of Portfield Fair was at its height, and under the shadow of one of his beautiful organs, I had a chat with Mr Harry Studt about the money he has raised for Hospitals and similar institutions. His heart is in the work, and he has been the means of obtaining for charitable movements from L900 to L1,000 every year for the last twelve years. He is proud of the fact that he has been elected governor of the Llanelly Hospital for raising by two fetes £ 411, and for next year he has promised if the working men would double their subscriptions to reach X500, he would make it £ 1,000. These facts speak for themselves, and what more directly interests us is his desire to become a benefactor to our own Infirmary. He said to me: "I have told Dr. Brigstocke that I don't approve of all these vans being placed in front of the Infirmary, and if the town would give this piece of land I would go to the expense of having it laid out and would erect a nice wall, fencing, and gateway in front. I think it would be an improve- ment and credit to the town, and the patients could walk in it. Will you convey my offer to the people through your paper ?" I promised, and express the hope that the suggestion will bear some fruit. # Will the next Town Council be different to the present one ? This is a poser, but most people hope that it will be more businesslike, whatever its constitution. It would at the same time be idle to deny that there is a disposition amongst the burgesses to speak out in condemnation of the manner in which the Council have dallied with the water supply question. It is admitted on all hands that a better water scheme is important and necessary, and no matter how rigidly we economise we shall realise that it will be expensive. The constant.delays and repeated shelvings of a question fraught with so much concern to the health and comfort of the residents are irritating in the extreme, and it is the bounden duty of the Council to remedy the present unsatisfactory and short supply as speedily as possible. Far too long this water question has been a blot upon the administration of the town, and I hope the burgesses will make themselves heard this November in such an unmistakeable way that the Council shall be compelled to make up their minds to some decisive action. There are rumours that the Medical Officer has made an inspection of the proposed new water supply from the neighbourhood of Bolton Hill, foreshadowed at the last Council meeting, and that his report will not be favourable. This, however, is only con- jecture, as "the report will not be made known until the special Council meeting, which may be called early next week. I may add that the gentleman by whom the scheme has been prepared has the fullest confidence in it, both as regards quantity and quality. Those engaged on the Docks at Milford complain that they are being kept entirely in the dark as to what the operations on the Hakin side really are. Some declare that they are new buildings for the new Canadian line of steamers, and others that it is a new Fish Market. So far I have been unable to gather any authoritative information. # I am pleased to hear that this year's Carnival is to be the best yet held. The promoters are working assiduously, and the people generally are taking up the move- ment with enthusiasm, so that it will not be confined to any particular section. If fine weather prevails the event of to-morrow week will be of such a nature that the town may be proud of the gathering. Elsewhere the Carnival is looked upon as one of the events of the year, and it ought to be so here. It will if we all make up our minds for hearty wholesome enjoyment and spare a little towards the cost of working our most bene- ficent institution-the Infirmary. THE INVETERATE GOSSIP.


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