XATIOXAL SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO CHILDREN. To the Editor of the Milford Haven Telegraph." SIR,—I shall be grateful if you will allow me to appeal through your columns for increased support for the work we are doing on behalf of the nation's needlessly suffering and helpless children. Our work goes on all the days of the year, and all over the land, whilst the great bulk of our income is contributed during the last three or four months of it. Though the income has steadily increased, the magnitude of the work increases too, and there are still large areas of the country in which we have, as yet, been unable to station our" Children's Men," where thousands of little sufferers are left wholly without pro- tection. There are, also, other areas in which these men are so inadequate to the work in them, as to make what they do but partially and imperfectly done. It is our desire and duty to see that no child in our land lives an unendurable life. Indeed, we are commanded by the Crown to do this. That we have partly failed in this just and good thing we are confident is not due to any failure of human feeling in the land towards little victims of vicious parentage. It is due, we believe, to the lack of the knowledge of the magnitude of the evils from which these children suffer. I will not bring tears to the eyes of your readers over details of these evils. Surely the deplorable fact that in the last twelve months we have had to plead with, to warn, and in many cases to invoke the aid of the law on behalf of 76,000 children in wilfully inflicted pains and miseries cannot fail to ape peal to the pity of humanity, and cannot appeal in vam. During our whole existence we have saved from their evil lot over 450.000 of the children of the land. Help for continuing and exieuding this work will be thankfully received by the lIOD. Evelyn Hubbard, M.P., Treasurer of the Society (cheques please cross Bank of England), or by lours truly. Yours truly. BENJAMIN WAUGH, Director of the Society. 7, Harpur Street, London. W.C., 0ctober -3th, 1S9;).
BIRTHS. On the 11th insl., at 31.-Taff Street, Porth, Glam., tne wife of Mr D. O. Elias, ironmonger, of a du. ugMcr. Ou the OLh inst., at (>.», Robert Street, Milford tveii, the wife of Mr Alfred Harries. Xeyland, of a son. On the 5th inst., at Rock Terrace, in this town, the wife of P.C. Cousins, of a daughter. MARRIAGES. On the 15th iust., at Hill Park Chapel, in this town, by the Rev. O. D. Campbell, Mr Thomas Abs:?om, of Albert Street, in this town, to Mary, second daughter of Mr David Davies. of Croes?och. Ou the Hth iust.. at lebech Church. Mr Joseph Mernman, of Cross Hamb. near Narberth, to mss (,f near -N-?Lrberth, to Miss IVatlian, ne-ax "11 the 10th inst., at lveyston. bv the Rev John -Uric,hael, Mr Benjamin James, to Miss Annie Maria W aters, of Dunston Grove, Camrose. DEATHS. On the 17th inst., at Ebenezer Back, in this town, Mr Thomas Jenkins (bite of Prendergast). On the 11 th iust., after a long and painful illness, llliatn Frederick, son of James and Phebe Yaughan, Bowlings, Rudbaxton. On the .sth inst.. at his residence. 21, Norfolk Crescent, Hyde Park, James Eardlcy Hill, son of the Hon. Sir Hugh Hill, and son-in-law of the late Mr William Owen, of Withybush. IN MEMORIAM. In loving memory of our dear brother, William Liewellyn Penry. who died October 5, 1888, 11 Gone ùut not "iorgottell." __L
1- 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. The Tabernacle Church AnniverMtty services will be held 011 Suiidiy? October 22nd. Preacher, the Rev. Professor Adeney. M.A., Xew College, Lonion.
Roose Petty Sessions. The fortnightly Petty Sessions for the Roose division were held at the Shire Hall on Saturday before Messrs. R. Carrow (in the chair), James Thomas, James Phillips, W. P. Ormond, and 1. Roberts. MADE A FOOL OF HIMSELF. William Williams, butcher, of Blenheim Place, Neyland, was charged with being drunk on licensed premises on September 19. The case was adjourned from the previous court at defendant's request to give him an opportunity of bringing witnesses, but he now failed to put in an appearauce. Superintendent Francis explained the position in which the ca.se was left at the last court, and said that defen- dant had since then been to the sergeant and told him that he must have made a d- fool of himself on that occasion and added that he intended to plead guilty. He (the Superintendent) wrote to him and stated that if he wished to write to him admitting the offence and asking him not to bring any witnesses against him he would not do so. Defendant failed to do that and now he (Superintendent Francis) had brought his fresh witnesses. He would ask that one of them be heard. P.O. Davies said he did not see what took place at the Picton Castle public house but he saw defendant at 11.10 p.m., the same night on Neyland Hill. He was then very drunk, and was staggering about and using obscene and profane language. He had his coat and hat off. Superintendent Francis said the last conviction was in January, 1897, since when defendant had been away from Neyland and returned. He was a very quiet man When sober but when in drink he was not. The Bench imposed a penalty of 10s and costs. QUARRELING WITH HIS FAMILY. Michael Birmingham, whose address was given as Rhosmarket, pleaded guilty to being drunk and dis- orderly on October >th. P.O. David Davies said he saw defendant on Honey- borough Green in this condition on October 5. Defen- dant used most obscene and profane language. With his coat and waistcoat off he wanted to light some one. He was using the bad language towards members of his own family. The Chairman said the language used by defendant Was uncommonly disgusting, and he would have to pay '8 6d, and 7s 6d costs. Defendant was allowed a month to pay. EXCELLENT ADVICE. John James, of Coombs, Milford, Stephen Mathias, Steynton, and Richard James, Steynton, were all sum- Honed for being drunk and disorderly at Johnston. P.C. Warlow stated that on Sunday, October 8, at 1.15 P.m., he saw John James drunk and staggering about in Johnston. He was making use of obscene language, but when spoken to by witness he went away. On the same occasion he saw Stephen Mathias in a similar condition. The constable's evidence was interrupted by a loud Voice from the audience saying, I am here, sir." When told to come forward, Mathias protested his innocence. Richard James, who was with with him, did the same, but John James made no appearance. .P.C. Warlow, having repeated his evidence already given, went on to say that Richard James was with the other two, and became disorderly on his speaking to the others. He called witness obscene names, and had to be threatened with the lock-up before he would go away. lie said he would put witness on his d back. Mathias Did you insult me? P.C. Warlow: No. Mathias Yes you did. You told me to get food and clothes for my family who were starving. The defendant went on to deny the charge, but in ?6pty to Mr Ormond hc admitted they went into a public house and had two quarts between two of them. He Was looking for a house that Sunday as he had no chance any other day of the week. Mr Ormond And looking for a house you saw a Public house and went in and had two quarts? (Laughter). Defendant said the constable told him it would be ?tter for him to give his children food and clothes than So about the public houses drinking. The Bench expressed the opinion that it was very excellent advice, and fined all three defendants 7s 6d and costS-15s each. A SENSE OF FAVOURS TO COME. E [Mr Carrow did not adjudicate on this case]. J Edwin Bowen, landlord of the Railway Hotel, YOhnston, was summoned for keeping open his house ilie a ly, on Sunday, October 8. Mr \V. D. George defended. P.C. Warlow said that on the day named, at 9.50 a.m., whilst on duty in plain clothes, he saw James Charles d tering the Railway Hotel, Johnston, kept by defen- t. At 10.5 a.m. he came out with something under lS oat. Witness went after him and asked him his isiness in the hotel, and he replied that he was a traveller and entitled to have a drink. Witness then sked him what he had under his coat and he said This is a little drop for Billy. I hope you will take no notice of it as we are all neighbours here." At witness's equest they went back to the hotel, and in the presence t defendant's daughter he asked Charles who served sa"5' and he said that Miss Bowell did. The young lady Said ,I gave it to him, I received no money for it." a u the defendant appearing, witness asked him if he was J^are that Charles had been served with a bottle of beer J? take away with him. Mr Bowen said he told his dallghter to give him a bottle for Willie Richards. Wit'less saw the last-named, who denied that the beer ?8 for him. ■j. By Mr George: There was no hesitation on Mr oweu's part in saying who the bottle was for. Miss Bowen said she gave the beer and took no money for it. *here was no sale as far as he knew, more than what he *?d said. He could not say if Mr Bowen had been ?wn to the station the evening before. He was on good terms with defendant. He knew Charles lived at Haver- for(lwest and that it was part of his duty to go down to ?hnston in the morning. He knew that Charles lived 801'le Where in the Milford Road, and that was about t'ree miles from the public-house. He would not like 5? say it was more than that. He had no reason to be- j" ?e that Charles had not slept in Milford Road the *?t before. upt. Francis said that was his case. o Mr George submitted that there was no infringement ? the Act in this case inasmuch as defendant had a right 'supply ??? ?./ traveller. A parson could not cou- ?tute himself a traveller by walking three miles for the P?rpo? of getting the drink, but he must be there in the Locution of his duty or business. The Court of Queen's '*aellch have decided that a porter who walked between tW, and three miles to work and then went beyond the three miles to a public-house for beer, bread and cheese, ￼ a bona fide traveller. o 8UPt. Francis said he would admit that Charles resided '?"llr the three miles, to save Mr George labouring that paJt of the case. ? Mr George observed that all he had then to do was to e:Kplain the bottle of beer Charles was carrying. Mr °Weu was expecting some goods by train and wanted ?em ? soon as possible. Going down to the station on ?urday night, and with the assistance of a porter 44n,ed Richards he found the truck with the goods in. Lt *as, however, in a position that it would have to be ? ?nted before it could be unloaded. There was no ?gme to do it then but Richards promised to see that it ￼ done on Monday morning. On Sunday morning, ?refore, when Charles c?ttii? ( to the hotel as usual, Y3 ?Ivela told his daughter to give him a bottle of beer for lchards at the Station. It was a gratuity on the part Bowen for the service Richards had rendered him. It "? not ordered and there was no previous arrangement, that Richards naturally knew nothing about it wli?n,?t?l, t4e constable saw him. He should call Mr Bowen and b S daughter, and npon their evidence would ask the b? '?ch to say there was no case against defendant. ￼ answer to the Bench, Mr George said he did not get Shards as a witness, as he did not think it was ?cess&ry. In 41 Ormond thought it would make the evidence much complete. o ? — George said his client was charged with keeping fjl'en his house for the sale of intoxicating liquors, and he On the evidence of Mr Bowen and his daughter, h) Would swear that the bottle of beer was not sold, as ajp<» 'Hiist merely the suspicion of one witness. But if the ? nch had any doubt in the matter after hearing his t'le -ses he would be happy to bring Richards if they °uld give him the opportunity. ..?dwin Bowcn bore out his solicitor s statement about ? going to the Station to see for the goods he expected. v told his daughter to give William Richards a bottle of ?er for what he did. No money was paid for it at all. ,teWr as a gift in return for what Richards did. ?Pt. Francis: What did lie do for you '? l???fendaut: He was going to get an engine on the onday morning to shunt the truck. 'SuPt. Francis Yes, yes, he was going to. He might Koiug to got married. (Laughter). What did he do ? efendant: He was going to shunt the truck. 'Y ?upt. Francis And for his going to shunt this truck °5 gave him a bottle of beer ? Defendant: Yes. ??pt. Francis: Then that would be payment for "!?vices to be rendered. Instead of giving money you o?e him beer—paid him in kind ? j ?afendaut: It was not a payment. He was very kind 4' help me and I thought I would give him a bottle of "?r for dinner. Supt. Francis admitted that Charles was a /w?< y?' tr Ilve ler, but could no"? d that Charles was a k,)?(t if ,le, teller, but could not obtain drink to be consumed off "? Premises. It was for the Bench to say whether they ought it was for Charles or Richards. ￼ Mr Ormond Wouldn't you prefer to have the cvi- ?Qee of Richards ? Supt Francis: I don't believe ill adjourning after .hOWUlO' our hands. If Mr George had asked for an ad- ￼ .0. b ?rum(j,,t at the beginning that would have been a Afferent thing. Mr George C;' I did not think of asking for an adjourn- ment when I had the positive evidence of two wituesses Rainst the suspicion of one. th Mr Ormond I think it is more than a suspicion, when the constable says the beer was taken away from the hotise. It is for the defence to show that it was not pur- cnased. Emily Bowen deposed to serving Charles with a pint 8 f beer for himself, and giving him a bottle for the Pitchman, as her father had told her to do so. It was It gift. ? ?Upt. Francis submitted that if it was as stated by the ?tenco, Richards had rendered a service for it. ?Mr George He was paid for his services by the Great VVestern Railway. It was not for his services at all, but Was a gratuity on the part of defendant for the kind- ( e8s to be rendered him. The Clerk There was no service rendered then ? Mr George: It was a reminder for his promise to all It the truck next morning. The Bench considered there was a good deal of doubt ￼ the case and defendant would be given the bcneht of i? • Caso dismissed. RESTING BY T1IE WAY. James D ivies, St. Ishm?ds, aud Tnom is wens, Tal- ?nuy, were summoned for being drunk :? i.Ubsuoy on ?ptemberlO. ,-P.C.J?Qess?idho found them lying dowu beside the '-l\ J tl ?wj,y very drunk and he h ?d to accompany them pLrt f the way home. ?m?d 28 Cd and costs each. A NEIGHBOURS' QUA.RREL. II kelina L?y;s and Margaret Pahncr, of Frcy.trop. weM ??rnoue? for usin^ threatening !a,ngu?go toward Hannah Sutton, rcsHlmg at the samc place. ^■r W. J. Jou 's appcared for Selina Lewis. ?la.iutijt stated th?tou September l?th her little children, '?? ho Were out ?) the ro?d, were frightened by the ^tendant Lewis' hnsh uid setting his dog a.t them. She Nvent out to s?!e what was the matter, amI she heard j^f tell her hmb.md to knock her (complainant's) c. tld"; hrains out or elaj she would do for him when he c? ?'ae in. Complainant iuterfered :md Mra Lewis then ?'o?tct? to do for ?gc. Mrs Pultun ;d?o c?mn out and ??te'j'jl hor, aul set her b')y to pile" stones a.t her, By Mr Jones She had been convicted for assault before, but she had paid the money honest," and that W3.S nothing to do with the present case. She had also been up the line," but that was because she would not pay the fine imposed on account of the lies told against her. Complainant called George Jones, who stated that whilst he was passing in a cart he heard high words between the parties, but could not tell who used them. He also saw the boys with jackets off and handful's of stones. Mr W. J. Jones said the defendants denied using threatening language toward complainant, who had a violent and uncontrollable temper, and only brought the proceedings out of vexation and malice. Both defendants went into the box and denied the threats, but said complainant threatened them. The Bench bound all three over to keep the peace for twelve months in the sum of X;3 each. THE NEYLAND AFFILIATION CASE. Windsor Sinnett, a young lad aged 17, was summoned by Annie Herbert, aged 15, both of Neyland, to show cause, &c. Mr W. D. George appeared for plaintiff, and Mr Hughes Brown for defendant. Mr George, in opening the case, said that during the letter part of 1898 familiarities were indulged in between defendant and plaintiff, and were continued down to the month of June. The child was born on August 19. He would have ample corroborative evidence of the girl's story. Sinuett's father made a statement in the train to Sergeant Thomas, in presence of defendant, that what his son had done to the girl he had done by her consent. That would be evidence of familiarity. That the girl bore a good character with the Siunetts he would ask the bench to believe from the fact that she was with them from January, 1898, down to June last, that no complaint was made against her, and she only left them because of the condition she was in, being only two months from the delivery of her child. An attempt had been made by a gentleman named Millar to get up a defence on behalf of Sinnett. Mr Brown We have never seen Mr Millar or had anything to do with him. You must prove that he was an authorised agent of the defence or I shall ask the bench not to listen to one word. Mr George If the bench hold I must I will do so. The Clerk: You must prove the connection between the two parties. Mr George: I shall ask for defendant's father to go into the box and show that Mr Millar was not in his I employ. Mr Brown: Mr Sinnett has consulted me from the very first and I have had nothing to do with Mr Millar. Mr George: I admit Mr Brown has had nothing to do with him, and what I was going to lay before the Bench would come as much a surprise to him as it did to me. Mr Brown It is open to my friend to call him. It is not for me to do so. There he is and I challenge him to put Mr Sinnett into the box. 0 Mr George Then I will.—Continuing Mr George said supposing the Bench were satisfied there was no kind of agency between them he would ask them to hear the evidence he had touching upon the way a case had been tried to be got up. Mr George, in conclusion, said it was a sad sight to see a girl of plaintiff's tender years coming before them like this. She had a bed-ridden mother and she had to go out to service very young. Whether she had had the protection she ought to have had it was not for him to say. But she had been seduced by this young man, and she came to them to ask for an order of maintenance for her chiid, which he believed they would have no hesitation in saying was the child of Windsor Sinnett and no one else. The girl's father was asked at the former proceedings before the court whether he did not go to two other boys and accuse them with having been with his daughter. He did go to two other boys, but it was in consequence of statements made by Sinnett himself, and Mr Herbert wanted to see whether there was any truth in it. He would now call the plaintiff. Annie Herbert, who still wore her hair down her back, said she was a spinster and would be sixteen next Febru- ary. She went into the service of the Sinuetts at the end of January, 1898. She was delivered of a female child on 19th August last. It was the first child and Windsor Sinnett was the father. He was familiar with her for the first time on the 2nd of November of last year in the back I kitchen. It was a Wednesday and she remembered it because it was a half-holiday at Neyland and it was close to Guy Fawkes clay. The next time was 011 November 4th, and she remembered that because it was the night before Guy Fawkes day. That took place in his father's door-way about 9 o'clock at night. Sinnett was familiar with her many times after that. She left the Sinnetts service on June 15th owing to her condition. She was not sent away. She had never accused anyone else of being the father of the child. By Mr Brown She told her father about it when she knew the state she was in. That was when she came up to the Doctor at Haverfordwest in June. She did not know of it before. Her father believed what she told him about Siuuett. She never told him she had been with two other boys. She was accused of it by Sinnett and her father went to see about it. She had never walked out with either of the dozen or so of young men now mentioned by Mr Brown. She was never seen last year, nor was she with one named Sutton. She was with Sinnett and he tried to put it on someone else. She deliberately swore that she never walked out with any of those young men. By Mr George: It was after she accused Sinnett that he said anything about Sutton. Mary Jane Williams, a married woman, living in High Street, Neyland, said the Sinlletts lived next door to her last year. She knew Annie Herbert and Windsor Siunett. She saw them together last winter. Sha saw them together on the 4th November, the night before Guy Fawkes day. They were standing in Mr Siuuett's door-way as she was passing by. She heard Sinnett kissing her and she thought they were up to something they ought not to be. She thought she would go back and see what they were doing. She had reason to remember the night because on returning home she had her cape burnt by a squib. Mr Brown Your curiosity was aroused Mrs Williams r Witness (haughtily) Do you think so, sir:- Mr Brown Was it curiosity or righteous indignation:- Wituess They were doing something they ought not to be doing. Mr Brown Was it curiosity or righteous indignation prompted you to watch them Witness I am not prepared to answer you. Mr Brown I shall ask their worships to say whether you must answer. The Clerk A little bit of both I dare say. (Laughter). Continuing, iu answer to Mr Brown, witness said that she told her husband what she had seen and also two neighbours, but she did not think it her duty to tell either of the children's parents. By Mr George She saw them afterwards sitting on her window-sill. Sinnett asked her to go for a walk and she said "where shall we go?" Sinnett said they would go across the fields, she first and he would follow. They went. Percy Sutton deposed that defendant had told him often that he had been with the girl. He said it happened when his father and mother were away and generally on a Sunday morning. There had never been any impro- priety between witness and the girl. Siuuett's father charged him with it but he denied it. By Mr Brown He had never walked out with plain- tiff, and he had never told a young man named Jones that he had been with her. 0 Thomas Herbert, father of plaintiff, having been put into the box, The Chairman informed Mr Brown that subject to his defence the bench had quite made up their minds. Mr Brown: My defence is that these young men whose names I mentioned have been with her. But owing to that scare with the prosecution for being under age my witnesses have all vanished. I must leave it in your worships hands. Mr C;trrow: When a woman comes here and makes a statement such as Mrs Williams has made we cannot have much stronger evidence than that. Mr Brown I cannot see that I can do any good to my client by prolonging it. There is only one thing, and that is as to his age and position. The Clerk In justice to the girl, what evidence have you got that these men have been with her ? Mr Brown There is one witness who will admit that another young man owned to him that he had been with her. The Clerk: That is a third party. Mr Brown Quite so, I can only get the communication repeated. I don't wish to labour the case, and aftei the evidence that has been given I cannot consistently deny paternity. Mr George Do you know the position of the boy ? Mr Brown He is an apprentice getting a few shillings. Mr Sinnett said the boy was apprenticed at the G. W. it., and had four years to serve. He wa,s getting Us a week now, rising two shillings every year. The Chairman, after short consultation, said the bench were very sorry to be called upon to adjudicate in such a case, and it reflected very much upon a great many connected with it. They were very much inclined to order the maximum payment, but they had decided to make an order for 4s a week upon defendant. (Loud applause, which was immediately suppressed.) The contributions were to date from the birth of the child, defendant to pay costs. A COMATOSE CONDITION. Thomas Martin, a joiner iuthe Dockyard, was brought up in custody charged with stealing a glass, the property of the G.W.R., at Neyland, value (id. He was also charged with assaulting Detective Edward Pearce. Mr George defended. Mary Jordan, a night waitress at the South Wales Hotel, said she saw defendant that morning about 1.30. He came into the hotel with a sotdier and civilian. They said they were going over to Waterford. The soldier asked for three small bass, and she served him. After they had gone she missed the three glasses out of what they had drank the beer. She called the billiard-marker and informed him of it. The glass produced marked South Wales Hotel was similar to those lost. By Mr George: She did not know defendant, never having seen hun before. She did not think he was drunk though he had had drink. She did not see him take the glass. John McKelvae, billiard marker at the South Wales Hotel, sai(I he stw these three men in the hotel. They told him they were going by the Waterford boat, and he told them they had better get away or they would miss it. The waitress then told her about the missing glasses, and he asked the men outside the hotel whether they had them. They denied having the glasses and he gave information to Detective Pearce. By Mr George: They went to the station leisurely enough. They were not sober or drunk but had enough. Detective Edward Pearce said from information re- ceived about 2.25 he went on board the Waterford boat having followed the men down. He told them there were three glasses missing, and that they were about the hotel at the time. They offered him to search them. The soldier and other civilian put both hands up, but defendant kept his left hand in his trouser's pocket, putting up the other. Witness pulled the hand out of the pocket and found in it the glass produced. lie iounu nothing upon the others. By Mr George: He did not know defendant. He told him he was a police officer. The other glasses had not been traced so far. The men were drunk at the tune. Defendant asked to be dealt with at onco and pleaded tlmt he knew nothing about it. Mr (George wished to address a few words to the Bench before they arrived at their decision. He did not think it necessary to put defendant into the box, because ho knew so very little of what took place. He lived at PClll- broke Dock and worked in the Yard. He had a wife and four children. He met a friend as he was going home that night, and the other man had a bottle of whisky. The result was that before he got over to Neyland he was not cognizant of what was taking place, and he knew nothing about the visit to the Hotel. lie was not in a position to deny the evidence for the prosecution, but he would point out that the man was admittedly drunk. And the fact that the other men who were more sober than he was, had uo glasses in their poseession when seen by the detective, snowed that they took them merely by I way Ðf a lark. The defendant, on the other hand, was clinging to his glass, a thing which was absolutely use- less to him. In his position at the time he (Mr George) could not imagine anything that was so useless to him as an empty glass. If it had been full he could have under- stood it. (Laughter.) This was the first time defendant had ever come before them, and he would ask them to treat him more with pity than with blame, and he d?id. not know that he could excite pity from the bench more effectually than by drawing their attention to defendant's appearance that morning. Defendant was no more able to tell them how he got the glass than he was able to tell them how he got the black eye. (Laughter.) If the bench dismissed him this time it would induce him to take more care of himself in the future and shun the company of men who would lead him astray. As to the assault case he was not prepared to defend that. Detective Pearce said defendant, when he took the glass from him, knocked him in the mouth and nearly knocked him down. Mr George said that on behalf of defendant he would offer an apology to Detective Pearce for what he had j done. He knew no more about how he did that than how he got the black eye that adorned his features. Miss Jordan, re-called, said defendant and the other men were not drunk in the hotel, though they had had enough. They did not misbehave themselves there. Mr George He knows nothing whatever about it. He does not even remember being there. I think his comatose condition might have been taken for sobriety. Detective Pearce. said defendant must have got the mark on his face by falling down somewhere near the Capstan on board. He was lying down there when wit- ness arrived. The Chairman said the bench, he thought, took a reasonable view of it when they decided to treat the case under the First Offenders' Act. He could not conceive a sane man taking a glass like defendant had done. Defend- ant would be bound over in the sum of X,5 to come up for judgment if called upon within twelve months. For the assault he would be fined 10s without costs. Defendant asked for time and was allowed a month.
CLARBESTOX ROAD FAIRS. Farmers and others arc reminded that the Hiring and Cattle Fair already advertised will take place next Tuesday, October 21th. Advt.
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Special Telegrams to "The Telegraph." 1. We are pleased to inform our readers that, we have made arrangements with the Central News for a complete service of telegrams direct from the seat of War every Wednes- day up to 6 p.m. This arrangement will place readers of The Telegraph in an exceptionally favourable position for obtaining the very latest and most authentic intelligence direct from the scene of hostilities.
u_-=: BIG BATTLE NEAR MAFEKINCA. I 300 BOERS KILLED. BRITISH CASUALTIES 18. [CENTRAL NEWS TELEGRAM. ] KIMBERLEY (via De Aar Junction). Monday. A report brought in from the North by dispatch riders, via Yryburg, states that Colonel Baden-Powell's main force has fought an important engagement with the Boers, artillery being used on both sides. The battle was sought by Colonel Baden-Powell, who made a sortie in force, and attacked the Boers who were investing the place. It is stated that the battle was of a fierce character, and resulted in a British victory. The casualties were heavy 011 the enemy's side, their loss being estimated at 300 in killed alone. On our side only eighteen men are reported to have been killed. [EXCHANGE TELEGRAM. ] CAPE Tow, Tuesday. It is reported that a great fight has taken place at Mafeking. Three hundred Boers and eighteen British were killed. It is reported here that the Boers will probably cut off the water at Kimberley, but the De Beer dam contains au ample supply. [PRESS ASSOCIATION TELEGRAM.] It is persistently reported at Colesberg that the Boers have attacked Mafeking, and have been repulsed with heavy loss. Confirmation of this report has been re- ceived from other border towns. ["EVENING XEWS" CORRESPONDENT.] CAPE Tows, Tuesday. The Government has received news that the Boers have been thrice repulsed uear Mafeking with severe loss. [EEUTEE S TELEGRAM. I PRETORIA, Saturday. Further dispatches received by the Transvaal Govern- ment from the western frontier state that fighting con- tinues to the north of Mafeking. The British after the second engagement retired in the direction of the town, but shortly afterwards returned and resumed the attack. Two burghers were killed and three were wounded. The Boer commando was impeded by the want of heavy artillery. This was subsequently obtained from Com- mandment Cronje. LOURENCO MARQUES, Monday. It is reported by refugees just arrived from the Trans- vaal that the Boers have been repulsed at Mafeking, and that they have sustained heavy losses.
THE EARLIER WAR NEWS. MONDAY. Kimberley hns shared the fate of Mafeking. Both places are now isolated, for the wires below Kimberley were cut on Saturday. This is all the progress which can with any certitude be credited to the Boers, for there is no confirmation of the exciting story in which the "Scotsman" told the country on Saturday morning that the Boers were engaging Sir George White at Ladysmith, and that, on the western side, they had fought two battles with Colonel Baden-Powell at Mafeking, and had been twice repulsed. Officially nothing is known of either of these events it is certain, however, that both Mafeking and Kimberley. on the west, aud Ladysmith, on the eastern, border are seriously menaced by the enemy. Chief anxiety naturally centres in the western towns, and, as each is now beyond reach of either railway or telegraphic communication, this feeling must deepen with each uninforraiug day. There is a general feeling of confidence in the ability of Colonel Baden-Powell and his men to hold their own at Mafeking, and it is hoped that Mr Rhodes is not unduly optimistic in his boast that "Kimberley is as safe as Piccadilly." Mr Hhodes means to stick there till the end. Newcastle, the most northerly town on the east I side, hitherto held by the British, has now been entirely evacuated, and it was understood would yesterday be invested by the Boers. Shots have been exchanged between the opposing patrols near Dundee, and there are fears that a police patrol sent out from the same town has fallen into the hands of the Boers. Details as to the capture of the armoured train are somewhat conflicting. The most reliable news, however, as to the effect that in the fight the British officer in charge and one or two men were wounded. It seems that all were eventually taken prisoners, except an engine-driver, who escaped, and is now at Maribogo, near Vryberg. General Sir Redvers Buller sailed fùr South Africa on Saturday, and was given a most enthu- siastic send off. The Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge were personally in attendance at Waterloo to bid him God speed." Reserves arrived at Aldershot at a brisk rate Saturday, and the dispatch of the full army corps will now be accelerated. Funds for the relief of Rand refugees and the the families or Reservities arc being heartily sup- ported throughout the country. The Mansion House fund on Saturday amounted to 164,000, and of this sum X.)0,000 has been cabled out to Sir A. Milner. The Prince and Princess of Wales have each contributed £ 200 to this fund. NOTHING KNOWN OFFICIALLY. The Press Association says:-At a late hour on Saturday night the Government knew nothing officially of the alleged fighting between the British and Boer forces in the Transvaal, and the reports ( f a sanguinary engage ment or engagements lacked confirmation. At eight p.m., the Press Association received a direct official assurance that no fightiug had been reported to the Government apart from the incident of the armoured train, and it might be safely asserted that there had been no fighting yet. Regarding the alleged officiul statement that the Government had been informed that Sir George White had on Friday morning made a reconnaiss- ance, and had returned to Ladysmith, the War Office informed the Press Association that they had no knowledge of such a move on the part of General White, and regarded such a proceeding as highly improbable. The British force at Ladysmith had never left i's quarters. The Press Association was given to understand that the War Office authorities had decided to display all telegrams from the seat of war of public concern, and that tae only one received at present was that regarding the wreck and destruction by the Boers of the armoured train nonp \lnfi>kiuC. TUESDAY. There is no material change (to use the War Office term) in the military situation in South Africa. It is known definitely that on the eastern border the Boers have now invested the British border town of Dfinnhauser, as wcil as Charlestown and New- castle. Ingogo, it appears, was looted on the march down. Duudee, Gleneoe, aud Ladvsmith are now seriously threatencd.. So grave is the position regarded at Dundee that the wemen and children are being sent south. Mr Bennett. Hurleigh, iu a message received late last night, corrobrates this by the announcement that after handing in his despatch at Ladysmith he ":u, starting fur Dundee, in view of eventualities." Telegrams from the western border state that fighting is taking place about ten miles south of Kimberley, but little anxiety is felt for the safety of the town. This information is supplemented by a special telegram from Cape Town. which states that the total British force at Kimberley is estimated at 4,000 Regulars and Volunteers. Martial law has been proclaimed throughout the northern portion of Natal, and there are serioud stories afloat of traitorous conduct on the part of residents in that territory. Sir A. Milner has at last taken matters into his own hands in the Cape, and, iu face of the attitude of the Cape Ministry, has decided to mobilise the I-oluuteer forces of the Colony. Reserves came up in large numbers throughout Great Britain on Monday, and were despatched to the various military cenl rC3. About tifty men were despatched from Cardiff, and they were accorded an enthusiastic send-off. ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS ORDERED OUT. On Monday the 1st Battalion of the Roval Welfth Fusiliers, in command of Lieu tenaii t- colonel Thorold, stationed at Pembroke Dock, received orders to leave for I Southampton on Sunday evening next by special train, to embark on the P. and O. transport for conveyance to East London, South Africa. The Reserves are rapidly joining the regiment, which will leave the garrison about 1, oo strong. "?bout ten ton? of khaki clothing for the men of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers arrived at Pembroke Dock on j Monday morning. It is conjectured that the men will be served out during this week with two suits to each man. Lord Kensington is reported to have attached himself to the 10th Hussars for service in the Transvaal. His lordship leaves on Friday next.
He-assembling of Parliament. THE QUEEN'S SPEECH. HOUSE OF LOPDS.-Tuesdav. The House of Lords met at two o'clock, when the sixth session of the fourteenth Parliament of her Majesty was optned by Royal Commission. The exceptional cir- cumstances attending the opening of the present sitting invested the proceedings with great interest, and, though few peers were in their places, there was a large attendance of peeresses and others, who filled the galleries and occupied most of the space allocated to the Opposition. About eighteen peers were present. The Commissioners were the Lord Chancellor, the Duke of Marlborough, the Earl of Pembroke, Lord Balfour, and the Earl of Coventry. On their lordships taking their ile E l??d was directed to request the attendance of the Commons, and, the Speaker having presently arrived with a goodly following of members, the Royal Com- mission was read. The Lord Chancellor next read the Queen's Speech, as follows THE QUEEN'S SPEECH. Within a very brief period after the recent prorogation I am compelled by events deeply affecting the interests of my Empire to recur to your advice and aid. The state of affairs in South Africa has made it ex- pedient that my Government should be enabled to strengthen the military forces of this country by calling out the Reserve. For this purpose the provisions of the law render it necessary that Parliament should be called together. Except for the difficulties that have been caused by the action of the South African Republic, the condition of the world continues to be peaceful. GENTLEMEN OF THE HOUSE or COITMONS,— Measures will be laid before you for the purpose of providing for the expenditure which has been or may be caused by events in South Africa. The Estimates for the ensuing year will be submitted to you in due course. My LORDS AND GENTLEMEN,— There are many subjects of domestic interest to which your attention will be invited at a later period when the ordinary season for the labours of a Ppa r mentary session has been reached. For the present I have invited your attendance in order to ask you to deal with an exceptional exigency, and I pray that in performing the duties which claim your attention you may have the guidance and blessing of Almighty God. The sitting was then suspended.
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Dates to be Remembered at Milford Haven. \VEDNESI'AY, OCTOBEI: 18.—What promises to be one of the best concerts given at Milford for a long time past, is that announced to take place at the Masonic Hall this (Wednesday) evening. This will be the more readily understood from a glance at the following list of artistes: Soprano, Miss Rachael Phillips, Newcastle Emlyn Miss C. J. Coram, Neyland contralto, Miss Maggie Bevan, Fishguard tenor, Mr W. J. Jeukins, and Mr D. Attains, Milford Haven; baritone, Mr Luke, Poutvprifid bass, Mr T. Convil Evans. Carmarthen and Mr S. Scott, Milford Haven. Instrumentalists—viohn, Miss Gertrude Webb, Pem- broke Dock: mandoline, Miss C. J. Coram, Neyland; cornet, Mr J. -AUU -.VLISS IJCWIS. Jtiaverrorawesi. accompanist, Miss Daisy Farrow, R.A.M. Doors open at ;.3(1, concert to commence at 8. Reserved seats (numbered), 2s: family tickets to admit four, 7s: first seats and balcony. Is. ha ck scats (limited). Gd. Pro. ceeds in aid of the scheme for the improvement of the Mechanics' Institute. Tin-KSDAY, OCTOBER 26.-Wesleyan annual tea aud concert at the Masonic Hall. THUHSDAV, DECEMBER 7TH. — A grand entertainment will be given by the chiidien of the Eukin National School on the above dafe. Full particuJara will shortly appear. TUVHSDAY, DECEMBER 14TH. A grand- concert in connection with the Tabernacle Sundaj school will be given in the Masonic Hal1, oa Thursday, December 14. Particulars will short'y appar.
The Charity Carnival. This very interesting event, which is now an annual one, took place on Thursday in last week. Unfortunately the weather, though much better than that which favoured the, promoters last year, was not very helpful. The afternoon opened bright and fine but a perfect deluge, accompanied by almost a hurricane, met the pro- cession on its way up Portfield and made those partici- pating in it very uncomfortable. Besides damping the ardour of these good people, the younger portion of whom were sincerely to be pitied, the storm had a disastrous effect on the spectators from the collectors' point of view. A great many people hurried homeward taking their pence with them. The Cycle Club has a two-fold object in promoting the carnival, which, let us hope, has come among us to stay. First they aim at providing a little innocent amusement for the inhabitants, thus assis- ting to relieve the tedium of the long winter months, and no one will say that there is anything like a surfeit of pleasurable pursuits and means of recreation in Haver- fordwest during the dark days of the year. Secondly, the promoters have in view the not inappreciable assis- tance they are in this way able to render one or more of the charitable institutions of the town, recognising as they do that there is no easier means of getting at people's pockets than by first giving them pleasure. It was announced this year that the proceeds would be divided between the Infirmary and the Fire Brigade, two very worthy institutions. As a stimulus to induce people to come forward and take part in the procession various prizes were offered. For the best tableaux and tradesmen's turnouts the prizes were in each case a tl for the first and 7s 6d for the second. The other prizes were articles of value, allotted among the following classes:— Gent's fancy costume, gent's cunic costume, boys' fancy costume, and the best dressed bicycle. fhere were also special prizes for the best turn- out (open to the whole show), and for the best imper- sonation of a lady by a gentleman. The Judges were: Mrs Edwards, Sealyham Mr Morris Owen, and Mr J. H. Morton, Heathfield. The following comprised the committee Mr B H Munt (chairman), Mr LI Brigstocke (vice-chairman,) Miss Ellis, Miss Turner, Mr J J ,Sweeiicy, Mr Herbert Cole, Mr W B W John, Mr Edward Sweeney, Alderwick, Mr J W Phillips, Mr Kitchen, Mr M Smith, Mr W Davies, Mr T H Jones (hon. treasurer), I and Mr Watts (hon. sec.) The judging took place at the Market Hall at 2.30, and this afforded a good opportunity on payment of sixpence to have a close view of the various units which would afterwards make up the procession. The first impression to be gathered from such all inspection was that the show .\vas a smaller one than that of last year, and this undoubtedly proved to be the case. In one other respect, perhaps, it was a little disappointing from a spectacular point of view, and that was in the dearth of the humorous or comic element, which was so well represented on the last occasion. There was not enough in the procession to keep the people laughing, and to this extent at least it fell short in the estimation of those whose favour it is the business of the promoters to aim at securing". Apart from chis, however, the Carnival was a success, and the show made as the procession wended its way through the streets was a very creditable one indeed. To begin with the tableaux, of which there were three, opinion was con- iiilerably divided as to whether May Pole" or '•Sambo's Wedding" should be given the first prize. The judges, however, decided 011 the former, and we chink quite wisely. May Pole certainly made one of olio most effective shows 111 the procession. Staged on one of Mr Bland's lorries, it was represented very realistically by eight pretty little damsels, attired in fairy like costumes, and surrounding the may pole erected in he centre. Each held a riband of twisted and vari- coloured material, the pole being also entwined to cor- respond. The waggon was gaily bedecked with greenery and bunting, even the spokes of the wheels oeiu g hidden beneath coloured draperies. Miss Nellie Lewis had the distinction of wearing the crown of the May Queen, and her retinue consisted of the Misses Clifford (3), Miss Hammond, Miss Gertrude Edwards, diss Mary Ellis, and Miss Bessie Lewis. They were drawn by two gorgeously caparisoned horses, and the driver, Mr Joseph Harries, was mvsteriouslv and wonderfully dressed, in keeping with the royal carriage of which he had charge. Altogether it was very prettily lone and reflected great credit on its authors, the Misses Turner and Ellis and Mr E. Alderwick. ;lInl)()'s Wedding," which took second prize in this section, was extremely well done. It probably revealed more elaborate detail of design than the tirst prize winner, and must have necessitated a great amount of trouble and patience on the part of those who got it up. Where it lost to "May Pole" was, we thiuk, in general effect it was not quite so imposing. It was most creditably done, however, and Mr Alfred Roberts, the Sambo," deserves every praise for the splendid show lie made. The little pony chaise, with its tandem and outrider, looked every bit a wedding coach. But although [he bridal party were almost hidden beneath a wealth of doral arches, the spectators were able to catch now and again the myrth-provoking ebullitions of affection on the part of the bridegroom. Never was a "Sambo" more stylishly attired for a wedding, aud the bride, notwith- standing her complexion, was the envy of every marriageable young lady. And what shall we say of the bridesmaid, more than that she took tirst prize ? The only countenance which betrayed a sign of shadow was chat of the fond parent who had "given away" his daughter—we believe he is an exception to the general rule. It was unfortunate that the leader of the tandem "struck" on the way round in the afternoon, but he, like his rider, probably suffered from-a" dryness which the rain could not tilleucll- Of the tradesmen's turnouts, Mazawattee must be given the palm, and indeed it secured the champion prize of the whole show. In a lorrie, fitted-up as a tea-shop, there were six assistants, with white overalls and bands bearing the word Maza- wattee on the arms and hats. They were weighing and packing tea, while two daines of the old style, with shawl and bonnet, were enjoying the fragrant beverage. It was got up by the assistants at Messrs Hees Bros., and was a very original and effective show. Father time was well represented by Mr Muut s groom seated heside an illuminated clock in a smart turn-out. Messrs D. Williams & Son represented the 1 Staff of Life in the evening, in a waggon where the dough was kneaded and the loaves made. Of gent's fancy and other costumes there was a large number and some were very good indeed. The "Indian Brave took first prize in the fancy class. Mr Smith got himself up most artistically certainly, though we fancy he was more of the drawing room type than the fighting brave. His cigarette looked somewhat incongruous, like a bit of Western civiliz- ation thrown in for luck. Master Willie White fully deserved second prize for quite an original representation. It was not a masquerade either, for VVillie is a butcher boy" every day, though perhaps he cannot always deliver his legs of mutton on horseback. Even the German Emperor was there all dings to command," and Mr J. J. Sweeney had everything but the moustache, which required a little more paste. Another potentate, who had a mailed fist at one time, was very well repre- sented by Mr Harry Llewellin, who made an excellent Napoleon." The" Toreador" was splendidly done by Mr Kitchen, who had as trophies of the chase a fine pair of horns on his bicycle. He showed this character as it always should be--as an ornament. Mr Humphreys was not at all a bad clown, a role which, like another we know, takes a clever man to perform effectively. Among the other fancv costumes were the Three Musketeers made famous by Du Mas, Don Ctezar, who we believe was the greatest poisoner known to history, "Prince Rupert who fought with and for Charles 11, and others of more or less fame. \Ve had almost forgotten Oliver Cromwell" and Dr. Jameson," who very appropriately stood side by side. Dr. Jim was true to life, but Oliver had grown a moustache since last we saw him. In such company as this, the ordinary Artillery or Dragoon officer would naturally retire into the shade, a quality, how- ever, which was not much in evidence. The 21st Lancers was a new costume, which looked well on the broad shoulders of Mr W. B. W. John, who, like the other officers, obtained his commission by a royal road. Harlequin," "Maute Carlo," Jockey," and "Knight in Armour" were all appropriately displayed, while Sambo and his bicycle (no relation to the other Sambo), were both gorgeously attired. Master U. lunt made a pretty little "Page-boy" dressed all in blue, and last, but not least, were All that are left of the Boers," who were represented by two mounted cow- boys. Another item, which we presume would be classed among the tradesmen's turnouts, was Darby and Joan," live stock dealers. This was truly comical, two little boys, inimitably attired, driving a pony and cart with a loap of poultry. Mr Sweeney, the veteran cyclist and authority on all matters pertaining to the wheel, took first fur best dressed bicycle, the mount being decorated with autumnal flowers aud leaves. The other two were also very pretty. The Fire Engine, with burnished appliances nice ly set off with bunting, lndI tully manned brought up the rear of the processiou, which, headed by the Volunteer Baud, in silk hats of all ages, started about 3.30, and paraded Hill-street, Ship- man's-lane, halt at top of Dew-street, Ruther-lane, (return) Barn-street, Dark-street, High-street, hait at Castle Square, Bridge Street, Old-bridge, Jubilee-gardens, Ticton-place, Victoria-place, High-street, Market-street. At G.30 the procession was reformed, and the route then taken was Iiill-street, Dew-street, High-street, halt at ^alutation-square, J ubilee-gardeus, I'rendergast, (return), Old-bridge, New-road, Barn-street, Shipman's- lane, Inhrmary, Upper Market-street. | The following is the complete list of IMPERSONATORS AND PRIZE WINNERS. 1st Prize, May Pole, eight children. 2nd Prize, Sambo s Wedding, Mr Alfred Roberts (brido ?ltr I"liIS (bridegroom), Mr A. Elias (bride), Masters E. Elias aud W. Bevans (bridesmaids), and Master II. Elias (giving the bride a way). | TRADESMEN'S TURN-OUT. 1st Prize, Mazawattee," Messrs Rees Bros. and Co. (Messrs Rogers and Adams as the old women drinking tea; Messrs H. Rees, S. Bowler, G. Lewis, R. Davies, J. Llewellin, and G. Reynish, assistants). 2nd Prize, Father Time," Mr B. H. Munt. Staff of Life," Messrs D. Williams & Son. GENT'S FANCY COSTUME. 1st Prize, Mr W Smith, Indian Brave. 2nd Prize, Willie White, Butcher's Boy. 3rd Prize, Mr J Sheehan, Dr. Jameson's trooper. Mr S Pugh, Oliver Cromwell. Mr B F Munt, Harlequin. Mr Rupert Devereux, Prince Rupert. Mr Stanley Devereux, Jockey. Mr Beaven, Good Night. Mr B H Munt, Knight in Armour. Mr W B W John, 21st Lancer. Mr W B IN' John, 'inf a j or Royal Artillery. Mr Herbert Cole, Major Royal Artillery. Mr J J Sweeney, German Emperor. Mr H Jones, Don Cæsar. Mr T Watts, Dragoon Officer. Mr H Llewellin, Napoleon. Mr Kitchen, Toreador. Mr Cavill, Mr Thomas, Mr James, Musketeers. Mr John Cole, Monte Carlo. GENT'S COMIC COSTUME. 1st Prize, Mr Humphreys, Clown. Mr Sydney Evans, Sambo. Messrs Rees and Davies, Cowboys. Messrs Lewis & Thomas, Darby & Joan, Live Stock Dealers. BOY'S FANCY COSTUME. 1st Prize, Master Harry Munt, Page-boy. 2nd Prize, Master J. Cole, clown. BEST DRESSED BICYCLE. 1st Prize, Mr J J Sweeney, Autumn. Mr Sydney Evans, Nigger's Hut. Mr Kitchen, Toreador. BEST IMPERSONATION OF A LADY BY A GENTLEMAN. 1st Prize, Sambo's Bridesmaid, Master Beavan. 2nd Prize, Sambo's Bride, Mr A Elias. OPEN TO THE WHOLE CARNIVAL. 1st Prize, Mazawattee, Rees Bros, A: Co. BEST COLLECTION. Prize for best Collection Box—Mr W. James, Slade Lane. THE CONCERT. In the evening there was a promenade concert in the Market Hall, when Dr. Greenish presided over a large audience. The Band opened the programme with a selection, followed by "Jack Afloat" well sung by Mr D. Hammond. Mr George Lewis was next well received for his rendering of "Hearts of Oak." A cornet solo, "True till death," by Mr John Lewis was highly appreciated. Mr W. C. Evans contributed a song The flight of ages," and Miss Hitchings gave a pianoforte solo. Then came The Soldiers of the Qfleen by Mr H. Cole, which was loudly encored, the audience joining in the chorus. Mr Vincent Davies also contributed a song and Mr Beaven a recitation. The accompanist was Mr Cecil Williams, organist and choirmaster of St. Mary's, Tenby. The street collection amounted to 114 2s 8}d, and the sum taken at the Hall was X7 7s 10id, making a total of Y-21 1 os 7d., which after payment of expenses will be divided between the Infirmary, District Fund and Fire Brigade.
Haverfordwest County Court. This Court was held in the Shire Hall, on Tuesday before His Honour (Judge Bishop), and the registrar, Mr Herbert Price. MANURE FOR ROSEMARY FARM. Mr Joseph Thomas, merchant, Haverfordwest, sued Mrs Catherine Marychurch, of Cardiff, to recover the sum of C12 10s value of manure supplied Thomas Roberts and Mrs Roberts late tenants of Rosemary Farm. Mr R. T. P. Williams appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr Glascodine for the defendant. Mr Williams, in his opening statement, said the claim was forE12 10s value of three lots of dissolved bones delivered by the plaintiff to Thomas Roberts and his wife Mrs Roberts who were joint tenants of Rosemary Farm, the property of Mrs Marychurch. The orders for the manures were given by Mr Michael White on behalf of the late firm of Davies, George and Davies who were defendant's agents, and who collected the rents, executed repairs, paid for them, and acted generally on her behalf. The first lot of manure was delivered on the 18th of March, 1894, and was supplied to a written order signed by Michael White, cashier. Mr Glascodine said he denied authority. Resuming Mr Williams said the next lot was supplied on the 3rd of April to Thomas Roberts, and the order which was again signed by Michael White was dated 21st March, 1894. With regard to the third lot he regretted he was unable to produce a written order, but evidence would be given to the effect that a written order had been received. Mr Thomas had recently retired from business and the order had no doubt been mislaid. Judge: Did the firm of Davies George and Co. ever pay Mr Thomas for manures supplied to these people ? Mr Williams: Oh yes, sir, repeatedly. Mr Isaiah Reynolds gave evidence bearing out Mr Williams's opening statement. Cross-examined by Mr Glascodiue witness was not aware that bills for this manure had ever been sent to the defendant direct. They were, however, sent to Messrs. Davies George and Davies. He could not explain why no account had been -sent in to Mrs Mary- church since the date when the firm of Messrs. George & Co. stopped payment. He did not know whether Mr Thomas had proved this claim against the estate of the late firm. Mr Joseph Thomas proved supplying various lots of manure to the Roberts's on the order of Messrs. Davies, George & Co., and to having received payment on different occasions. The amount for which the claim was now made was incurred in the same way. In fact, he never dealt with anyone except the firm of Davies George & Davies. He had frequently applied to Mrs Marychurch for payment of this money, the date of the first application being 1899. He had not proved against the estate of the firm of Davies, George & Co. for this claim. Cross-examined by Mr Glascodine: He had never seen Mrs Marychurch in regard to this matter he had written her several times but she had not replied. He was not aware that Davies, George & Co. had money belonging to Mrs Marychurch in hand. He was not able to say that there was any obligation on Mrs Mary- church to supply the Roberts's with manure. Mr Murphy and Mr Michael White were also examined by Mr Williams on behalf of the plaintiff. Mr Williams having addressed the court, Mr Glascodine, on behalf the defendant, said he would call no witnesses. Mrs Marychurch was an elderly lady, and lived in Cardiff, which, he hoped, would be sufficient explanation for her non-appearance that day. With regard to the debt he argued that Mr Thomas had not adopted the necessary precautions to ascertain that Mrs Marychurch was aware that he had supplied these manures, and that the firm of Davies George & Davies were not justified in pledging her credit without her direct authority. With regard to the supplying of manure for Dudwell farm he maintained that this did not help the plaintiff s case at all, inasmuch as the obligation which he admitted the defendant as under to provide certain manures for Dud well was absent in the case of Rosemary, the cases, therefore, bein" on an entirely different footing. His Honour, in giving his decision, thought the plaintiff had proved his claim, and was entitled to a verdict in his favour. He was satisfied with the evidence showing the existence of an agency, and that the defendant had a running account with the late firm of Davies George & Co. h 1.. Verdict for the plaintiff with costs. CLAIM FOR BOAT DUES AT FISHGUARD. The Fishguard Harbour Improvement Company, for whom Mr W. J. Vaughan appeared, sued John Lewis, fisherman, for is 6d, in respect of dues alleged to be due to the company for fishincr boats of the defendant moored on the company's moorings. A lengthy legal argument ensued as to the right of the company to make any Bye Laws affecting fishing and pleasure boats after which his Honour adjourned the case until next court to enable Mr Yaughan to obtain legal proof of certain points in connection with the matter.—Mr Colin Rees Davies appeared for the defendant.
MILFORD HAVEN. Oar readers are respectfully invited to forward us notice of births, marriages, or deaths, which we insert free of charge, the ouly 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 WEDDIXG CARDS!! NEW SELEC- TION JUST RECEIVED.—For specimens and prices, apply at the Telegraph Offices, Haverfordwest and Milford Haven. Every description of Plain and Ornamental PRINTING neatly and expeditiously executed at very low prices, at the leleyi-aol, Printing Offices, Priory Street, Milford Haven. William Lewis & Sons Pro- prietors. DENTAL NOTICE. Messrs F. Owen & Co., Surgeon Dentists, now attend at Mr Bevans, stationer, 12a, Charles Street, MilfordHaven, every other Tuesday. See largo advertisement. Consultation free. American Dentistry. Teeth fixed by the company's Patent Suction requiring no fastening. For eating and articulation they are equal to the natural teeth. A CONTEMPTIBLE ROBBERY.—Sometime between the 7 tli and 9th inst., while the steam trawler Amroth Castle was lying in Milford Docks, a box placed on board the vessel for the purpose of receiving contributions for the Pembrokeshire and Haverfordwest Infirmary, was broken open and the contents—amounting it is reported to some- where about £.'í-stoleu. A reward has been offered for the detection of the offender or offenders, and it is sincerely hoped the guilty party will he brought to justice. KORTH ROAD BAPTIST CII-URCII. -The Harvest Thanks- giving Service in connection with the above church, was held on Thursday evening last. The sacred edifice was very tastefully decorated with a choice selection of flowers, fruit, vegetables, &c., and great praise is due to the lady friends who gave their services to the work. During the service Mr Ashton Cole gave a very effective rendering of the solo, Two Cities." The preacher was the Rev. T. Thomas, Sandy Hill and Marloes, who de- livered an excellent harvest discourse. There was a good uongieguiiou ana the coilection amounted to -s. Alter the service the produce was sold in the schoolroom, the total proceeds being about £ 3, and were in aid of the Pembrokeshire and Haverfordwest Infirmary. FISHERMAN FALLS OVER A WALL. — On Thursday eveuing a fisherman named George Cameron engaged on one of the new trawlers which have only recently arrived at Milford, fell a considerable distance over a wall some- where near the Pier Hotel. He was discovered in a helpless state, and it was at first believed that he had inj ured his spine, but this fortunately proved not to be the case. The man had no place of residence in Milford, and he was conveyed on a stretcher to the Fishermen's and Seamen's Reading Room where he was taken in and every attention bestowed on him. The next day he was considerably better. ■■ ■ »
The Glen-Spay and Strathmill Distilleries, situated iu the finest Whisky-producing district of Scotland, arc the property of W. & A. Gilbey, and the Whisky is made from Home-grown Barley only Glen-Spey" 3 6, and Struthmill," 3/0, sold by W. & A. Gilbey's Agents in every town.
j Haverfordwest School I Board. The monthly meeting was held on Friday evening last, instead of Tuesday as usual. Rev. James Phillips pre- ided, and there were also present: Mrs John James, Mrs W. H. Walters, Miss Ada Thomas, Rev. F. N. Colborne, and Rev. O. D. Campbell. THE RESIGNATION OF A HEAD MASTER. The Clerk read a reply from the Education Depart- ment to the request of the Board that Mr Barfoot, who had resigned on reaching the age limit, should be allowed to continue as head master of Prendergast Boy's School till the eud of the year. The Department pointed out that such an arrangement was allowable under the article in the Code which allowed three months in which to fill up a vacant headmastership. CANDIDATES' EXAMINATION. A report was read from Mr Edgar White, who had been appointed to conduct the examination for pupil teacher scholarships. It stated that the papers were only fairly satisfactory and not quite up to the standard expected of children of 14 years of age. There were, however, one or two exceptions, and the spelling was especially good. He recommended the scholarships be given to Edith Lewis and Annie Johns. The Chairman stated that upon the decision come to at the previous meeting he accepted the two recommended by the Examiner, and it would be for the Board to confirm his action. Rev. O. D. Campbell said he did not think they must be very disappointed at the result of the examination, seeing that the candidates had no preparatory examina- tion whatever from their head teachers. He thought they might fairly hope that another year the head teachers would prepare their girls who would be going in for these examinations. Another thiug that must be taken into consideration was that one of the candidates had been away from school twelve months previous to the examination. There was one thing which pleased him about it, and that .was the dictation, which he con- sidered was well done. He proposed the confirmation of the chairman's acceptance of Edith Lewis and Annie Johns, subject to the providing by the parents of a guarantee that the money would be returned in case either child should not enter the service of the Board. Mrs James seconded, and it was carried. BARX STREET SCHOOL EXTENSION. The Clerk read a communication from the Education Department finally approving plans and specifications for enlarging Barn Street School, by providing additional accommodation for 40 boys, at an estimated cost of £:Z40. The Rev. F. N. Colborne moved, and Miss Thomas seconded, that a loan for this amount be applied for from the Public Works Loan Commissioners. This was agreed to. The Rev. F. N. Colborne asked if there was no way of the work of enlarging the master's house at that school being pushed on ? He thought that for the last three or four weeks scarcely any work had been done there at all. Mr D. Thomas, the architect, said the contractor had been waiting for the plasterer, having given out that part of the work, and that man was neglecting the work. He had informed the contractor of the penalty incurred by delaying, and he assured him (the architect) that if the plasterer did not at once proceed he should give the work out to someone else, and it should be commenced on the following Monday. Rev. O. D. Campbell: Will you enforce the penalty to the extent of the rent we are paying for a house for the master ? The Chairman Oh, certainly. We shall at least en- force that. Mr D. Thomas said he had given the contractor notice of that. The Chairman They have kept us so long. DEW STREET EXTENSION. A letter was read from the Education Department ap- ?roving plans of a new class-room at the Dew Street nfants School, providing additional accommodation for 32 children. The Architect said there would be some difficulty in getting in the building material. It would either have to be taken through the adjoining house belonging to the Board, or else by arrangement with the owner of the field at the back. The latter plan would work very well during frosty weather, as not much harm would be done to the field. He would not advise the fixing of a time limit for this work, as winter was approaching, but it would be better to make it a subject of arrangement with the contractor. It was agreed to advertise for tenders for the work, leaving the time open to the Architect to settle. THE VACANCIES. The Board then commenced the consideration of the large number of applications sent in for the two vacancies for assistant teachers. No less than 99 appli- cations had been received for the head-mastership of Prendergast Boys' School, and a sub-committee was appointed to make a preliminary selection. This was all the business.
Death from Blood Poisoning I at Neyland. INQUEST. I An inquest was held at the Coburg Inn, Neyland, on Friday last, by Mr Coroner Price, touching the death of Edward Morgan Williams, aged .")1, an engine driver in the employ of the G.W.R. Edward Morgau Williams, son of the deceased, a fitter in the employ of the G.W.R., stated that a week previously he was told his father was unwell, but was not told it was serious. On the Saturday night he saw him, and saw that his arm was swoollen and red. Witness I asked him how he did it and deceased told him that whilst he was underneath the engine some hot grease dropped from the bottom of the boiler and burnt his hand. He had been then complaining about four days, and he then went to bed. On Sunday witness again saw him. He was in bed and seemed worse. He saw him each day until he died on Tuesday night at ten minutes to twelve. He was then unconscious. Deceased had been engine driver about 31 years. Witness did not think he applied anything to the wound before he saw the Doctor. Dr. Stamper said that deceased came to him on the 6th at the surgery, complaining that his left arm was paiuful and stiff. Witness found it red round the elbow. Deceased told him how he injured his hand. Witness saw him again on Saturday, when his arm was inflamed very much up to the shoulder. He continued to get worse until he died. Witness believed that death was due to blood poisoning. The jury returned a verdict in accordance with the medical testimony.
FOOTBALL. FOOTBALL. ASSOCIATION. ROYAL DOCKYARD APPRENTICES v. PEM- BROKE DOCK. Played on Saturday. Neither side scored in the first half, but on resuming both sides played much better. Final score: -Appreiitices, two goals; Pembroke Dock, one goal. PEMBROKE DOCK v. ROYAL ARTILLERY. A really good game, which was well contested by both sides. Final score :—Pembroke Dock, two goals Royal Artillery, nil. MILFORD HAYEX V. NEYLAND. This match was played at Milford on Saturday, and as was fully expected resulted in an easy victory for the home team, the score being 5 goals to nil. FEAR-NOTS v. ST. THOMAS, HAVER- FORDWEST. The above junior teams met in friendly rivalry at Priory Road ground, Milford Haven, on Thursday last. Considering that the visitors hailed from a Rugby centre, they posses3 a fair knowledge of the Association code, and with perseverance may turn out a good side. The Fear-Nets," however, are already recognised as the junior champions of the district, having claimed the title by reason of their securing the district junior cup last season. Their work in that competition was worthy of even a senior club. They have also began to make them- selves felt this season, being as yet undefeated. In the game under notice, play was fairly even during the first half, the home boys only being able to lead by one goal scored by Harries. In the second half, however, there was but one team in it, the "Fear-Nots" running out easy winners by eight goals to nil. It is worthy of note that this rising combination have scored no less than 14 goals against 2 ill their last two matches. THE NEYLAND DISTRICT NURSING' ASSOCIATION Beg to acknowledge the following Donations and Collections. £ s. d. Church Collection—Zion Chapel, per Rev Powell Mori-is 1 0 0 Donations—Mrs Scone, High Street, Neyland 0 10 6 „ Mrs Greaves, Bush Street, Pem. Dock 0 1 6 Collections—Mrs Carrow, Mastle Bridge and Common Hill 0 18 9 Mrs Coram and Mrs W. Harries, Cambrian Terrace & Company's Houses. G G 0 Mrs Calvcr, part of Hazelbeach 0 12 0 Mrs John, Hazelbank and Leonard- stone Road. 1 9 3 Mrs Treweut, Picton, Blenheim Terraces and Trafalgar Front Street 2 9 0 Miss Biddlecombe, part of High Street. 2 17 o Miss M. Harries, Church Lake and Belle Vue Terraces and Picton Place. I 7 G Miss Hier, Little Honey borough ..080 Miss Jones, Waterston 1 1 6 Miss F. L. Jones, Llanstadwell 1 <J G Miss A. Phillips, Great Eastern Terrace and Middle Street 110 0 0 9 The association also thank Mr G. H. Appleby, M.P.S., for his very handsome gift of drugs and other necessaries to the value of £ 1 2s. lOd. The thanks of the association are also due to Mr Howard Ifowlands and Mr F. Griffiths for supplying the lights on the occasion of the Fete in aid of the funds at the Bungalow on September 2nd.
TO-DAY'S WIRES. [CENTRAL NEWS TELEGRAM.] LOXDOX, WEDNESDAY, 11 A.M. THE BOER REPULSE AT MAFEKING. The Central Xews Agency at Cape Town on Tuesday night says:—The Cape Argus has received information I confirming the defeat of the Boer forces at Maf eking. Colonel Baden-Powell opened the attack. The Boer losses are estimated at three hundred. MULES FOR THE BRITISH. XEW YORK, WEDNESDAY. Two thousand mules will be shipped from New Orleans to the Cape on Friday. Twelve hundred more will leave next week, and another consignment of twelve hundred on November 12th. 12.30 p.m. THE POSITION IN JOHANNESBURG. JOHANNESBURG, October 1:3. Perfect order prevails in this city up to the present. We are anxiously awaiting news from the front. The few British subjects who remain here are gradually leaving in compliance with the proclamation of the Transvaal Government. I I