Milford's New Wesleyan Chapel. FOUNDATION STONE-LAYING. INTERESTING MEETINGS. This long anticipated event was consummated on Thursday last, and the Wesleyan Methodists of Milford Haven have at last witnessed the commencement of their new Chapel and Schoolroom. Perhaps to no single individual more than to the Rev. J. A. Turner is the credit for this happy event due. True others have worked in the good cause and worked heartily. His predecessors inaugurated the movement and saw it well established, but the progress has been accelerated since Mr Turner's advent. In fact, he has worked with a will and an energy that brooked no denial, and we believe he was determined that matters should be pushed forward to such an extent as would enable the Foundation Stone Laying to take place prior to his departure. His aim has been achieved, for he concludes his term of ministry in this Circuit in about another week's time. Favoured with ideal weather the ceremony on Thursday. was witnessed by a very large assemblage, persons coming in from Haverfordwest and the surrounding district in good numbers. The day's doings commenced at 1.30 with a public luncheon in the Masonic Hall. The principle function was at 3.;30, and after tea in the Masonic Hall, there was a public meeting in the Baptist Chapel at 7. The whole affair was marked by complete success, and Thursday will rank as one of the red-letter days in the history not only of Wesleyan Methodism but of the town itself. THE LUNCHEON. The tables at the Masonic Hall were very nicely laid and decorated for the luncheon, the management of which was in the hds of Mrs Penry and Mr Tom Prickett. Beautiful flowers, the gift of Lady Kensington, were arranged artistically, and the Hall presented a very pretty appearance. The Chairman of the Cardiff and Swansea district, the Rev. Wm. Maltby, presided, and was supported at the head table by Dr. Griffith, Mr J. Whicher, Revs. ,0. Spencer Watkins (Chaplain to H.M. Forces in the Soudan and South African campaigns), W. Pallister, J. Turner, and D. Harries, Wesleyan; James Phillips, O. Jacobs, and W. Michael, Inciel)encient; Mrs Harries, Mrs Turner, Mr W. Morse (circuit steward), and Mr J. J. Walkley. The Rev. W. H. Gregory (Pembroke) was also present. The singing of "Be present at our table Lord" preceded the repast, which, needless to say, was "teetotal," and at its conclusion the Chairman said that as they were all loyal people, the Methodist Church being remarkable for its loyalty to King and Throne, they would sing the "National Anthem." This was done with heartiness, and then The Rev. J. A. Turner was called upon. He read letters of regret for being unable to be present from a number of people, among whom were Mr J. Wvnford Philipps, M.P., who sent a second subscription of £ 2, and Mr F. Lort Phillips, who also sent E2. Sir Charles and Lady Philipps kindly sent a box of cut flowers for buttonholes, and Lady Kensington gave flowers for decorating the tables. Among others who regretted being prevented attending were the Revs. F. N. Colborne, Ceitho Davies, and O. D. Campbell, while ill-health kept away the Rev. Owen Watkins, of Cardiff (late Chairman of the Trans- vaal district), who had been announced to speak. Mr Turner said they were, however, glad to see the Rev. Wm. Maltby, chairman of the District, who was so well known—(applause)—and the Rev. Spencer Watkins, who had done noble service in the London and South African Campaigns. (Applause). Lord Kitchener had sent home several despatches mentioning the splendid and self- sacrificing work Mr Watkins had performed as Chaplain. (Applause). Mr Turner concluded by giving some particulars of the finances, and a description of the new building, which are given fully below. The Chairman congratulated them upon the statement just made to them. They had had a very lively time with Mr Turner these three years. (Laughter). He was sometimes glad that he was no nearer that gentle- man than Cardiff. (Renewed laughter.) Still he was delighted they had had Mr Turner with them—(hear, hear and applause)—and his work would abide after many many days. He rejoiced that he had been able to bring to this issue a scheme that had been before them for so many, many years. He trusted the money would be forthcoming, and that they would be able to open the chapel if not free from debt at any rate in easy circum- stances. (Hear, hear and applause.) With all his heart he wished that they might have great success in their undertaking. He was thankful that they had the Rev. Owen Jacobs, president of the Haverfordwest and Milford District Free Church Council, there. That tempted him to make a speech on the union of the Churches." (Applause.) He was longing for the time when there would be union amongst all the Methodist bodies to begin with, and he would not object to take in the other Churches. He prayed that in spirit if not in name there might be greater union amongst the Churches. (Applause.) Rev. Owen Jacobs remarked that although he belonged to the most independent of religious people he felt somewhat at home among them that day, and as he looked down the tables and saw the faces of Wesleyan friends with whom he had worked harmoniously he had sometimes forgotten that they were Wesleyans, and he hoped his conduct had led them also to forget that he was an Independent. (Hear, hear.) He felt proud of the work the Free Church Council had already done and felt sanguine that it would do greater work in the future. It had done a great deal to bring the Free Churches together and cement them together. They would not soon forget the simultaneous mission in Haverfordwest. He had learnt much from the earnest zeal for souls shown by the Wesleyans, and he trusted too that they might have learnt something from the broadness of spirit of the body to which he belonged. He might tell them one thing, and it was that there would have been no Free Church Council were it not for the incessant and indefatigable labours of Mr Turner, and it could be said with great truthfulness that he and his brother ministers would not be there that day but for the same man. Mr Turner had impressed them wonderfully with his capability for work and his grasp of detail. He congratulated them upon having a man like him to set this scheme in motion, and although Mr Turner would not be allowed to see the full completion of the building, he had been more highly honoured than David himself, for David, being a man of blood, was only allowed to gather the materials together and was not allowed to take part in its erection. He was sure this chapel had been talked about as much in Haverfordwest as in Milford, which was one great advantage of their system of association. He hoped it would be brought to a successful conclusion, and that there would be preached within its walls for many centuries the Gospel of John Wesley, which was the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and that the hearts of the people would be prepared for entry to the more spiritual temple above. (Applause.) The Chairman made a few remarks about Mr Turner's successor, the Rev. Arthur Holland, and hoped they would receive him with warm hearts and open hands. (Applause). Dr. Griffith was next called upon. He felt proud of the noble work his Wesleyan friends had in hand at Milford. He had heard the Chapel talked about many years. He remembered when the land was bought and paid for, and he had known all the ministers who had resided there, and he appreciated and honoured the work they had done. He congratulated them upon their great energy and upon the magnificent building they were going to have. Milford town had suffered from de- pression for some years, but at last he thought they were making a move, and one of the signs of that was that Mr Turner could see that there was going to be some work to do or he would not have brought that scheme to a head. He thought (they ought to be proud of Mr Turner. (Applause). He was sent there to do a special work and he had done it. Mr Turner had had a great burden upon his back and they would call him the King of Beggars in that district. (Laughter and applause). He trusted that they would see him back amongst them again and that his ministry was not finished there yet. (Hear, hear). No minister who had ever been there should be honoured more by the body than Mr Turner, and the town would part with him with regret. He hoped he would be down amongst them again to see the opening of the new Chapel. (Hear, hear and applause). The proceedings concluded by the singing of the Doxology and the pronouncement of the Benediction. THE STONE-LAYING. There was a very large assemblage gathered at the site of the new buildings by 3.30, when the chief event of the day took place. A platform had been erected within the foundations, and upon this were gathered all the ministers present and the ladies and gentlemen who were to lay stones, as well as the children who were going to lay bricks. In brilliant sunshine the group were photo- graphed, and then the service, which was conducted by Rev. W. Pallister, was opened with the singing of" These stones to Thee in faith we lay." Reading of a portion of scripture by Rev. J. Michael was followed by an Im- pressive prayer offered by Rev. James Phillips. Then the great gathering impressively sang the hymn 0 Lord of Hosts whose glory fills The bounds of the eternal hills." This led the way to the ceremony proper. The Circuit Steward first read a list of the documents which, enclosed in a sealed bottle, were to be placed under the first foundation stone. These included a copy of the deeds, a list of the subscribers of the first £1000, and the issue of the Haverfordwest and Milford Haven Telregaph for the previous day. Mrs G. P. Ormond laid the first stone, and the others followed in quick succession. The crowd witnessed with much interest the ceremony of tapping the stones with the mallet given to each person for the purpose, and the solemn pronouncement "I declare this stone to be well and truly laid, in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost." The following are _J!. Lh. l.l.n n.A .£\+1. the names oi w KmAco "'HU gcunHuien who laid the stones, together with the amounts of their subscriptions —Mrs Ormond, in memory of her late husband, Mr G. P. Ormond, Y,5, and cheque from brother, Mr W. P. Ormond • £ 25 Mrs Meyler, in memory of her late husband, Mr T. D. Meyler, for the family, £10; Miss C. Whicher, in memory of Joseph Whicher, £ 10 Miss M. Whicher, in memory of Elizabeth Whicher, 110; by Mrs J. Whicher, £ 10 Mr W. E. Morse (Circuit Steward) for the Haver- fordwest Congregation and friends, £ 60 Mr J. Wilkin, Y,35, Mr C. W. Slater, Swansea, £ 10 Rev. J. Phillips, £ 10 10s; Miss Carter, £10 10s; Mr Wm. Farrow and friends (laid by Miss Daisy Farrow) X 11) Mrs J. A. Turner and her husband, £ 10, and for a brother and a friend, £ 2 Mr A. Farrow and friends, £ 10 Mr J. Walters (Sunday School Stone), Xll Is Mr J. Walkley (Choir Stone), X3 3s; Miss Hewinson (Wesley Guild Stone), £13 9s lid. Bricks were also laid by children: Guinea Bricks, Haver- fordwest, Y,26 os Guinea Bricks, Milford, £6 6s Half- guinea Bricks, Milford, t6 16s fad total, £ 39 7s dd. Those laying stones retained their mallets as mementos of the occasion, and all, including those who laid bricks, were given presentation hymu books. At last the final brick was laid in position, and Mr Pailister called upon the chairman of the district to give an address. The Rev. William Maltby said they could not but think in the midst of their movement that day of another foundation than those foundation stones which were being laid. And the fact was that if they hadn't been acquainted with the other one, if they hadn t built upon that other one—that living foundation, that sure foundation, and that one foundation—they would not have been erecting that house for God. If there had not been living stones there before those material stones they would not have been erecting that house for God, and so he took it that that work of theirs that day was an expression of religious life, was an illustration of spiritual things, and they were living stones built upon the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone. They were erecting a house for the worship of Almighty God. Man was required to worship, and he required a suitable place in which to do so, especially for the conduct of public worship. He did not think God cared very much what sort of a place it was if the hearts of the people were right. Worship was a thing of the mind and the heart, and wherever there was true worship there was a God to hear and to answer. He had conducted services in different places, and it had been impressed upon him again and again that God did'nt care what sort of a place it was, whether a fine place or a humble place, if only there be true worshippers there. Before he entered the ministry he used to preach in a little thatched house in the middle of a field; he had to stoop to get in. There was a little window with four panes of glass about the size of his hand on one side of the room, and a similar window on the other, and the floor of it was made of that old fashioned meterial-mud sods. (Laughter.) The pews were planks something like those they were now standing on, and they rested not upon legs, but one end j standin-, on, and i, was upon some sods built up and the other upon the superannuated nave of a cart wheel. (Laughter). But those seats were filled with old women who breathed the spirit of true worship, and he felt that it was good to be there. That place, with its mud floor, its rough seats, its thatched roof, and one or two farthing candles to light it up—of that place he said, This is the House of God, and this is the Gate of Heaven," and if ever he found that glory crowned the mercy seat it was in that humble dwelling. And he came to the conclusion then that God did not care what sort of a place it was if only there were true worshippers in it. Later on when in the ministry he had the honour of preaching in Park Church, London, where Hugh Price Hughes was the minister. That was a magnificent Gothic building, and it had two pulpits he was told that he must conduct the liturgical part of the service in one and preach from the other. Well, he thought he could have managed it all quite as well from one pulpit, (laughter). But in that beautiful place, with its splendid nave and choir, and its two pulpits, the fire of God touched his heart and his lips and the Word ran among the people and he said of that place too This is the House of God and this is the Gate of Heaven." That same God who filled with his light and love that little cottage in the middle of the field filled that beautiful house with His glory and it was good to be there. What they had to do was to take care that God's Presence was in their house. It was with them in the old one, and might it be more continually with them in the new one. But let him say to them that they would find just as much of God's Presence there as they took with them. God dwelt not in temples made with hands, but he dwelt in human hearts. Of the soul of man He said Here will I dwell, for I have desired it." Let a number of people repair to God's house having the grace of God in their hearts, the hope of glory, and they would find it full of the Divine light and of the Divine joy, and God's word would run in such an atmosphere and be glorified, and His work would abundantly prosper. In conclusion, he prayed that God might grant them great success in that enterprise. The Doxology and the Benedection concluded the proceedings. Names of those who laid young people's bricks: Of Haverfordwest: Fred W. Morse, Mabel Morse, Fred Lewis, Percy G. Male, Eric Green, Stephen Green, Geo. Morgan Green, Amelia Skone Wilkins, Edna Phillips, Alma Jeffreys, Mary Jane Williams, Gladys May Dixon, Gladys Pallister, Elsie Morse, Fred Thomas, George Jones, Ewart Emlyn Birch, Ralph Green, do. in memory of Malcolm, Gladys May Wilkins, Nellie Phillips, Maybro Phillips, Winnie Sinnett, Florrie Davies, Tom Collins Thomas (each one guinea). Of Milford: Doris Mabel Griffiths, Majorie Drew Robinson, Mary Ann Lloyd, Dorothy M. Turner, Eric Hugh Turner, Bernard Scott, Lizzie Hire, Wm. Harold Evans, Wm. F. Johnson, Erclyn Edwards, Alfred Meyler Griffiths, Norman Vaughan Robinson, Katie Shuttleworth (each one guinea), Muriel Freda Turner, Lilian Davis, Lilian Maud I Evans, Alice Lilian Adams, Nellie Roberts, Rose Evelyn Walters (each half-guinea). | Tea was served in the Masonic Hall and was patronised by a very large company. THE EVENING MEETING. I THRILLING STORY OF LADYSMITH. I A public meeting was held in the Baptist Chapel (by kind permission) at 7.30. The attendance was not so large as might have been expected. Rev. W. Pallister had charge of the initial proceedings, and was supported on the platform by Mr C. W. Slater (Swansea), Revs. Spencer Watkins, James Phillips, J. Harries, and J. Michael. "Lord of the Worlds above! was the opening hymn, which was followed with prayer by Rev. J. Harries. Mr Pallister then called upon Mr Slater to preside. (Applause). The Chairman made a short speech in which he dealt with the aim and ambition of the Methodist Church, about which he thought there was a great deal of misapprehension. Their aim was to do good to all men and, so far as they possibly could, hasten forward that happy day when a pure gospel ministry should bring the message of a free, present and conscious salvation to the knowledge of every man, woman, and child, in this Kingdom at least. It was because of that that some of them took an interest in such enterprises as these. It was not merely to see a fine building or in hope of seeing a permanent minister there, but in order that there might be brought home to every resident and every visitor in Milford Haven the glorious knowledge that there was offered to them at once salvation by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. And he was casting no reflection upon any other church when he said there was no Church no organisation, which gave a more certain sound upon the subject than their own beloved connexion. Whether their preachers were learned or illiterate they all had the one message. Milford was one of the places in which Wesley took an interest. Methodism there was an ancient growth. They were very fond of talking about the progress of centuries. He was never more firmly convinced than he was to-day that the Gospel of Jesus Christ was a final pronouncement; that it was suited now to every class of society, and that to-day the Gospel was the final revelation of the good-will of God toward man. In conclusion, he expressed the hope that one line along which their new development would grow would be the cultivation of more interest among the children. (applause). The Rev. J. A. Turner then read a financial statement as well as a list of the subscribers, among whom were the following:—Mr Jno. Cory, £ 65: box by Mr Robinson, X 13 14s 6d a friend (T. S. B.), X 10 5s a friend (J. L.,) XIO; Mrs Green and family (Haverfordwest), X36 10s; Mr W. Wallis, £ 5; Mr J. Spriggs, X5 5s: Mrs Meyler and family, £20, and collected XIS 7s 2d: Mr T. Walker (Bolton), ill Is Dr. Griffith, X5 13s Rev. S. S. Taylor, £ 6 ld; Rev. C. O. Eldridge, B.A., XG Is; Mr J. Wynford Philipps, M.P., X4; Mr F. Lort Phillips, X2; Mrs W. P. Griffiths, Norwood, £10; MrR. T. P. Williams, XI Is; Rev. and Mrs Bambrough, 10s, Mr W. L. Williams, X3 Is; Mr J. J. Pierce, £2 lis; Mr H. G. Allen (Paskeston), X4 4s Mr W. Tattersall, 12 Is; Mr H. Fisher, XI Is; Mr J. S. Fry, X3; Mr J. R. Hill, £ 3 Miss E. R. Pocock, £3 2s Sir Frederick Howard, X2 2s Mr T. Cole (Sheffield), £3 3s Mr R. S. Killick, zC2 -1 Mrs Walford Green, Y,3 3s; Mr W. B. Moss, £ 2 2s; Officers and Men of the Steam Yacht Cavalier," 9s Rev. S. A. Vardon, t3 3s: Mrs B. Russell, 11 5s: Mrs Allen (box), X2 10s lOd Mr A. McArthur, £2 2s Miss Cooper, £ 2 2s; Anon, £ 2 2s Rev. T. F. Rawlings, .£1 Mr E. Carring- ton, X2; and Mr and Mrs Wilks, £ 1 Is. The total given by the Haverfordwest congregation, including the stone laying and Mrs Green's subscription, was £ 123. Mr Turner said they had tl,480, or including the site XI,780, in hand prior to that day, and he hoped to add X250 to it, as the result of the day's proceedings. To accomplish that another JEGO was required, which he hoped would be received that evening. He had already to announce further promises from Mrs Ormond oft5, Mr W. B. Moss, £1 Is; and Mr J. Whitely Wilkin, X2 2s. (Applause.) After the singing of We love the place, 0 God," the Chairman called upon Mr Watkins to give his story of the seige of Ladysmith. This was put on the programme as the principle feature of the evening meeting, and Mr Watkins more than fulfilled expectations. His reputation had to some extent preceded him, but very few persons anticipated the splendid treat which he gave them. For nearly an hour and a half he kept his audience enraptured with a story that never flagged in interest. It was full of graphic incident, relieved with sparkling, though sometimes grim, humour, and Mr Watkins' recital of his thrilling experiences was marked by the chivalry toward friend and foe alike which is characteristic of the really brave man. It would be impossible in the space at our disposal to reproduce at any length the complete story as given by Mr Watkins, so we must reluctantly confine ourselves to one or two of the incidents which were specially interesting. Mr Watkins said he arrived in Ladysmith just in time to be shut up. He started before the war was declared, and on the way out they were very much afraid that it would be all over before they got out there. (Laughter). At first when the siege commenced they thought it rather funny. He had heard a man just before prove con- clusively that it was impossible in modern warfare to be besieged, so when they were actually beseiged Wfre rather proud of themselves. But when they had had about one day of it they had had enough. It became very monotonous as time wore on. It was scarcely dangerous, and although sometimes 200 big projectiles would fall into the town in a single day very few persons were killed, and the casualties were very small. The troops marched out one morning as though they were going to attack the whole Boer Army, but after going about a mile they marched back again. Well, that was not very exciting, and as it was repeated every morning they became disgusted. But he learned afterwards that that manoeuvre probably saved Natal. The Boers were urged by their leaders to attack and rush the town, and every day they said they would really do so on the morrow. But when the morning came and they saddled up they saw the British marching out and they paused to see what those fellows were up to, and came to the conclusion that they would not take the town that day but put it off to the next. So they kept putting it off till Buller arrived and then it was too late. Two newspapers were started, one of them being edited by poor Stephens of the Daily Mail." That one was railed the "Ladysmith Liar," and was headed, "Let him Lie." And- it did lie most abominably. The services conducted by the chaplains could not be held in the Churches because they were used as hospitals, so Mr Watkins conducted worship in the garden of his house. There under the trees, in the dim light, with hundreds of civilians and soldiers gathered round he preached from the balcony every Sunday night, and very impressive were those seryices. The men who were on duty in the trenches had a terribly hard time of it. They had no shelter from the rain, and when coming off duty, soaked through, they had no dry things to put on. So they used to take off their boots, empty the water out, put them on again and fancy themselves dry. Mr Watkins constructed a wonderful palace on the hill-side for himself, it was composed of two sheets of galvanised iron, one propped -ip to keep the rain off and one laid down upon for him to sleep upon, with room for (., sleep upon, w the water to run underneath. It was a real luxury, because in the morning he would not be more than half wet through, and, although the uneven surface of the galvanised iron did not make an ideal bed, one got used to it, and the music of the rain on top and the water underneath was enough to lull anyune to sleep. And in this way life went on week in week out. After relating ek out. After relating the capture of the first Long Tom by the Volunteers Mr Watkins told how the regulars, wishing for their chance, went out and had a skirmish with the enemy. Upon returning, however, the Hussars had to gallop through a hail of bullets. Mr Watkins went out to meet them and as they passed him a doctor came galloping across the plain up to him and said there was a wounded soldier lying out in a hollow and unless be could be reached he would die. The doctor asked him if he could do any- thing. He had never had any anxiety to be shot and so had always provided hi nself with the largest red cross nag he could procure. With this unfurled he and the doctor-started to go back, and as they did so the bullets began to spatter around them. The doctor said Which of us is going to be hit: irst r and Mr Watkins replied, •1 sincerely hope it -v-ill be you." However, as the breeze caught his flag utl the Boers became aware of their m'ssioii the bullet ceased dropping around them and they proceeded in safety. They were allowed to get I to the wounded man and tend him. To do so they had to go behind the enemy's firing line, and now and again a Boer would leave his trench and come down to shake hands with them as though they were long lost friends. A dialogue something after this fashion would ensue :— How are you getting on old man ? Oh, first rate. Getting tired of the siege ? Oh! no, just beginning to enjoy it.. Getting short of food" No, have more than we want. And the Boer with another hearty handshake would wish them good-bye and ask them to keep apart- ments for him at the Hotel. When asked if he was going to be taken prisoner he would reply that they were going to take the town. Mr Watkins' description of the second Long Tom affair, when the Tommies were trapped on their way back by an ambuscade, was very thrilling and exciting. He said the Boers, who knew English quite well, shouted orders and named the Companies so that our men became confused and separated. They would hear This way Company so-and-so," and believing it was the order of their officer, they would go in that direction only to be rescued by the enemy's bullets. But at last by sheer weight of cold steel and British pluck they fought their way to the foot of the hill, and then they turned to their Colonel and begged to be allowed to charge up the hill again in order to recover their wounded comrades. The Colonel of course would not allow them to do that and they had to march home, proud of their achievement but sorrowful at the loss of many brave comrades. But whilst they had lost many men they took comfort to know that the enemy had hurt as many of their own men as ours by firing in the dark. The hurrying of the dead and the succouring of the living followed when daylight came, and a horrible sight met them. Mr Watkins exclaimed: It is dreadful work. It sears the heart and kills the susceptibilities until one almost feels that they have lost all feeling and all human sympathy." Nothing could as a rule exceed the k ?ua. and courtesy shown by the burghers to the doctors and chaplains, and nothing exceed the tenderness with which they treated our wounded. On one occasion when our wounded lay out in the pouring rain all night, there were burghers found to take off their mackintoshes and coats to put over our men while they sat by them all night without any shelter at all themselves. But this particular morning they were not prepared to help Mr Watkins and the doctors. They were too sore at having lost a second gun so soon and having so many men killed. So the Boers hindered them at their work and at last took them prisoners and said they were going to Pretoria. They protested, and by-and-by a Colonel on the General's staff came out from Ladysmith and talked to General Erasmus in very forcible language. Certainly, Erasmus talked back equally forcibly, but after they had relieved their feelings the doctors were allowed to continue their work. Mr Watkins remained behind to help to dig the graves, and the Boers looked on in sullen silence." One of the Tommies, thinking they were not friendly enough, racked his brain for some topic of conversation wbjch would interest and please the Boers and so show his friendliness toward them. At last he said, I say you fellows, funny thing losing another gun so soon I You must have been all asleep. Do you know what we should have done if it was our chaps who went to sleep We should have put them all in a row and shot 'em." That was Tommy's way of showing his friendliness. The Boers said nothing but knitted their brows and looked eloquent. One of them displayed peculiar interest in his bandolier, and another fingered the lock of his rifle, proceedings which sent a chill cown Mr Watkins' back. He said to the soldier, "Dry up unless you want us all to be shot." The man said he was only trying to be friendly and thought the subject he mentioned was one which they all understood. The speaker implored him if he intended to continue the conversation to go away and talk to the Boers by himself, as he (Mr Watkins) didn't want a bullet through him. Mr Watkins' vivid description of the hopes and disappointments of the besieged as the relief seemed so imminent and then was indefinitely postponed, their trials and sufferings through scarcity of food, and the terrible sickness which filled to overflowing all the avail- able buildings with patients, so that at last the hospitals had to be reserved for persons who were absolutely in danger of their lives his glowing tribute to the marvellous bravery and heroism shown by the noble defenders of the besieged town as well as the wonderful devotion and self-sacrifice of the doctors and [nurses his exciting and realistic account of the attack on Casar's Camp and Waggon Hill: all this and much more in a lecture full of interest from start to finish must be passed over in a necessarily restricted report. The relief was equally well described by Mr Watkins, and the story ended in the united service of praise and thanksgiving for their deliverance which was held the Sunday morning after the relief force entered. They gathered to acknowledge the power through which they had won the fight, and the Protestant Chaplains united in giving a great service of praise. As to God they raised a solemn Te Deum the words were words that came from the heart, for they all knew that had not the God of Battles fought for them they would not have been delivered. Mr Watkins was deservedly and very warmly applauded at the conclusion of his very fine effort. Votes of thanks and the Doxology and Benediction brought to a conclusion what had proved to be a memor- able dav. FINANCIAL STATEMENT. I The following is a financial statement to date:— In Bank July 17th, £ 1,255 13s 3d; Received from July 17th to August 14th, Y,136 3s 9d put on stones, £ 231 3s children's bricks, X39 7s 6d; donations, £ 5 8s 6d; col- lection on field, ES 18s 7-id evening collection, 115 Os 6d estimate, luncheon and tea, E:30 additional promises, £8 3s total, t 1, 729 18s I I d. The takings in connection with stonelaying amounted to C466, of which the new gifts not before promised totalled X252. Since writing the above we are informed that the total gifts for the stonelaying amounted to X502 2s 9d, of which X334 6s 9d was received on the day itself, and there are new promises in addition amounting to 16 Is. Mr Whicher who had previously given C50 on the first published list added £ 30. The afternoon collection realised £ 8 17s, in addition to accounts treated separately. The evening collection was £15 Os 6d. The following is a complete list of the Haverfordwest donations :—Rev and Mrs Pallister, X2 2s Rev and Mrs J. Harries, XI Is; Mr W. E. Morse, X3 3s; Mrs and Miss Waddy, X4 4s; Mr Ll. Brigstocke, £ 5 Mr R. M. Prichard, t2 2s: Mr W. Howell Davies, £: Messrs J. and H. Jones, ti Is; Mrs Russell, 10s 6d; Mrs Green and family, zC36 15s; small sums, £ 1 Os 6d; Mr Thomas Baker, tl Is Mr W. P. Ormond, X25 Rev James and Miss Phillips: XIO 10s bricks, C26 5s total, X121 15s. Total cost of building and site, £ 4,480. The fund now stands at t2,026 3s 9d. Grant expected from Million Fund, tl,000, leaving £ 1,454 to raise. We are requested to say that the Rev. W. H. Prosser regretted his unavoidable absence from the town, and the Church sent a representative to express their goodwill. DESCRIPTION OF THE NEW I BUILDING. The following is a specially written description of what the new buildings are intended to be: — The new buildings will be situated on the south-east side of Priory Road and will comprise church, minister's vestry, church parlour, assembly room, class room, cloak room, <5cc. The Church will be 56ft. 4in. long and 35ft. lOin. wide inside, and have a gallery at the sides and front end supported on iron columns with moulded capitals. The main entrance will be at the front through two handsome and richly moulded doorways into a spacious lobby, from which access is gained to the ground floor and gallery. The design will be early Gothic, the walls being of stone from Boulston Quarries, with Bath stone dessings. Over the front doorways will be a four light traceried window flanked by buttresses and on each side of these there will be a single light window. The sides of the Church will be lit by two light windows with segment heads, and in the back gable over the rostrum there will be three pointed headed windows. All glazing to the church will be of rolled Cathedral tints in leadwork, with margins, squares and diamonds, while those in the rear gable will have special and handsome designs. The roof will be partially open, and arched, and supported on moulded corbels with pitch pine boarded ceiling. The assembly room will be 45ft. long and 27ft. wide entered from the front and rear through lobbies. In front over the porch there will be a circular traceried window and OIl each side flanking the same a single light window with pointed head, all glazed in leadwork, whilst the side windows will consist of Cathedral sheet glass in wood frames. The ceiling of the assembly room will be of plaster with the main timbers visible and stained. The joinery throughout will be of pitch pine. The rostrum will be a handsome structure, and the pews will have solid ends and proper provision for hats, books etc. Efficient ventilation will be provided in every room by inlet and exhaust ventilators. The buildings will be warmed throughout by hot water, and lighted by gas. Accommodation is provided in the church for 476 adults or 600 mixed congregation, and in the school for 325 scholars. The cost, exclusive of land and Architect's fees, will be £ 3,700. The architect is Mr John Wills, F.S.Sc., of Derby and London, and the builder Mr Fred Couzens, of Cardiff.
ROYAL DOCKYARD APPRENTICES. ADMIRALTY CIRCULAR. I The following letter has been sent by the Admiralty to the various Royal dockyards :— "With reference to the result of the apprentices' examination held in April last, the fact that it is found impossible to obtain all the dockyard and naval ship- wright apprentices required without takipg in a number of youths who, though qualified, have obtained exceed- ingly low marks in the examination it is considered desir- able that in future examinations for entry be held in April and October. This course it is anticipated will have the effect of increasing the number of candidates presenting themselves annually for examination, and also of improving the standard of those selected. It has accordingly been decided to hold a second examination this year in October, and it is requested that it may be reported within a week if possible what number of apprentices shall be entered in the various trades at that examination." It is understood that 50 lads will be entered at Pem- broke Dock as the result of this order.
A LYDDITE DISASTER ON DARTMOOR THREE MEN KILLED. HORRIBLE MUTILATION, I A ￼ discovery was made on Tuesday morning i o range officer of the Royal Artillery Camp, Oke- JiTmntmi on makiii 9 his usual inspection of the TS??°S?n?r ??' to the commencement of firing, ￼ three dead ?°?'?' which proved to be those of 1 Sprcrpant Blmti ?-?-?" Police-constable Hall, of Vanstone, late of the D6von Constabulary. The three bodies are fearfully shattered, all the evidence ^L^ t^8 ,fea:rfu11? lyddite as the cause of death. It is believed th^t the men =' have been handling a live shell when it by some means exploded. The deceastheed y were last seen alive on Monday afternoon, when they left the camp for the purpose of detecting persons stealing metal from the ranges.
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I Letterston Horticultural Society. The twenty-first annual exhibition in connection with this society was held in the schoolhouse, Letterston, on Monday last. The weather was very fine, and, as in addition there was a fair in the village, a great number of people visited the marquee, in which the exhibits were set out, during the afternoon. The exhibits in the vegetable classes were admirable. The judge, Mr F. Pratt, Glyn-y-mel, said it would be difficult to find a better selection. The entries in these classes were numerous, but, as the prize list below will show, there was a lack of competition in a number of other classes, such as one or two sections of the fruit. There were not many entries in the cage bird class, but such as were presented for show were of first-rate quality. A few well-known local exhibitors took most of the prizes, but anyone, who had a glance at the vegetables, etc., shown by them, must admit that they thoroughly deserved their success. A fair share of prizes came to Haverfordwest, Messrs. T. Rodney, W. Merriman, and T. Llewellyn always doing well there. Mr D. Jenkins, the popular Letterston policeman, was as usual well to the fore. A pleasant feature in the programme was the prize awarded for the best cottage window in Letterston. It en- courages the people to keep their houses neat and picturesque. The following were the judges:— Vegetables, flowers, fruit, etc., Mr F. Pratt; cage birds, Mr W. Nicholas, Haverfordwest: honey, Rev W. H. A. Walters. The best window was judged some days before the show by Mrs Harries, Tregwynt: Mrs Morton, Heathfield; and Mrs Edwardes, Sealyham. The committoe, under the presidency of the Rev J. Rees, did their work well, and the arrangements were satisfactory. The following is the detailed prize list:- CLASS A.—(OPEN.) FLOWERS.—Four stove or greenhouse plants in flower-I, D Davies, Stonehall: 2, Rev J Rees, Letterston. Four ferns.—1, D Davies. Two colens- 1, T Rodney, Haverfordwest; 2, J S Rees, Glanafon. Two fuschias—No entries. Four geraniums—1, Mrs Devonald, Letterston 2, Rev J Rees. Two begonias, 1, J S Rees; 2, D Davies. Two double petunias—1, J S Rees 2, D Davies. CUT FLOWERS.—Six asters—1, T Llewellyn, Haver- fordwest; 2, W Merriman, Haverfordwest. Six dahlias —1, W Merriman: 2, J S Rees. Six petunias (single)- 1, T Rodney 2, W Merriman. Petunias (double) -1, J S Rees; 2, T Rodney. Verbenas—1, T Rodnay; 2, T Llewellyn. Pansies, 1, T Llewellyn: 2, J S Rees. Roses, D. Davies. Bouquet, 1, Rev J Rees. Six varieties of cut flowers—1, W Merriman: 2, T Llewellyn. FRuIT.-There were no entries in the two classes of fruit, one being bunches of black grapes and the other eight different varieties of fruit. VEGETABLES.—Twelve dishes of vegetables—1, T Williams, Meilion 2, Mrs Devonald, Letterston. Col- lection of potatoes, six varieties—1, J Thomas, St. David's; 2, ——; h.c., F Bowen, Llangwarren. Cucumbers—1, J S Rees 2, Rev J Rees. CLASS B.—(AMATEURS ONLY). Greenhouse plants-I, T Rodney 2, J S Rees. Ferns -1, T Rodney, 2, G Lewis, Letterston. Begonias—1, T Rodney 2, J S Rees. Fuschias—No first; 2, G Lewis. Single geraniums—2, Miss Phelps, Ambleston. Double geraniums-I, J S Rees: 2, Miss Phelps. Petunias—1, J S Rees 2, W Merriman. Pot plant, any variety—1, T Rodney; 2, Miss Bessie Richards, Letterston. CUT FLOWERS.—Bouquet—1, Miss Phelps; 2, T Williams. Basket of wild flowers-I, Miss Phelps 2, Rev J Rees. Roses—1, Rev J Rees. Stocks—1, T Rodney 2, W Merriman. Asters—1, T Rodney 2, W Merriman. Pansies—1, T Llewellvn; 2, J S Rees. Carnations—1, T Rodney; 2, T Llewellin. Dahlias—1, W Merriman, 2, T Rodney. Collection of cut flowers, ten varieties—1, T Llewellyn: 2, J S Rees. FRUIT.-Cooking apples—1, W Merriman; 2, W Lawrence, Letterston. Dessert apples—1, W Merriman; 2, R Rees. Plums—1, Rev J Rees 2, R Rees. Pears- 1, R Rees; 2, Mrs Devonald. Gooseberries—1, D W Lewis, Fishguard; 2, T Williams. There we re no entries for raspberries, strawberries, or grapes. VEGETABLES.—Six white kidney potatoes—1, H Davies, Ambleston; 2, D Jenkins 3, F Bowen, White round potatoes—1, H Davies; 2, T Rodney; 3, J H Lewis, Letterston. Coloured kidney potatoes-I, J Thomas 2, T Rodney; 3, R Rees. Coloured round potatoes—1, J Thomas 2, T Williams 3, H Davies. Spring onions- 1, T Llewellin; 2, H Davies; 3, T Williams. Autumn onions—1, J Thomas; 2, D Thomas, Dinas Cross 3, W. Lloyd, Creigau. Potato onions—1, J Thomas; 2, R Rees; 3, G P Phillips, Haverfordwest. Leeks—1, J Thomas; 2, T Williams; 3, W Lloyd. Red shallots—1, D Thomas 2, R Rees 3, W Lloyd. Common shallots -1, W Lloyd; 2, F Bowen; 3, T Williams. Garden —1W Lloyd; W2, illiams: 2, J Rees; 3, W Lloyd. turn i ps—1, T Celery-1, T Williams; 2, W Lloyd. French beans—1, T Williams: 2, J Rees 3, Miss A Williams, Mountain View. Runner beans—1, D Thomas; 2, B John, Prendergast; 3, J Rees. Broad beans—1, T Williams; 2, D Thomas 3, Mrs Devonald. Peas—1, T Williams; 2, Rev. J. Evans, Jordanston; 3, D W Lewis. Cabbages —1, R Rees 2, Mrs Bowen, Letterston 3, D W Lewis. Red cabbage—1, T Williams; 2, B John; 3, W Lloyd. Vegetable marrow—1, Mrs Bowen; 2, F Stephens, Letterston; 3, D Thomas. Pumpkins—1, D Davies; 2, J Thomas; 3, T Williams. Cucumbers 1, G P Phillips; 2, J Thomas; 3, Rev. J Rees. Ridge cucumbers—1, T Llewellin 2, Rev. J Rees 3, J S Rees. Cauliflowers-I, J Thomas. Rhubarb—1, W Lawrence; 2, F Bowen 3, Rev. J Evans. Carrots (long)—1, T Llewellin; 2, W Francis, Haverfordwest; 3, T Williams. Carrots Cintermediate)-I, T Llewellin 2, T Williams; 3. J Thomas. Parsnips—1, T Llewellin; 2, T Williams 3, W Merriman. Salad-I, J Thomas: 2, W Lloyd: 3, T Williams. Cabbage lettuce—1, John White, Haver- fordwest; 2, W A Jenkins, Dew Street, Haverfordwest; 3, T Llewellin. CLASS C.—(FOR COTTAGERS ONLY.) FLOWERS.—Window plants—1, D Jenkins 2, Miss M Williams, Letterstou. Single fuschias—1, M Williams; 2, D Jenkins. Double fuschias-l, J Lewis; 2, D. Jenkins. Single dahlias-I, D Jenkins. Double dahlias- 1, W John, Letterston 2, D Jenkins. Single geraniums—1, Mrs John, Glyntaf House; 2, Miss M Williams. Double geraniums—1, Miss M Williams: 2, D Jenkins. Petunia—1, G Lewis 2, Miss M A Wil- liams, Mountain View. Window plant, any variety—1, D Jenkins; 2, J H Lewis. Bouquet—1 and 2, Miss M A Williams. Basket of wild flowers-I, J N Thomas, Let- terston: 2, D Jenkins; 3, Mrs John. Asters—1, W John; D Jenkins. Pansies—1, W John 2, D Jenkins. Window box with plant in flower-I, Miss M A Wil- liams 2, D Jenkins. Collection of cut lfowers—1, W John; 2. Miss M Williams. FRUIT.-CCooking apples—1, J H Lewis 2, Miss M Williams. Dessert apples and plums—No entries. Pears -1, Miss M Williams; 2, F Bowen. Gooseberries—1, J H Lewis; 2, D Jenkins. Red gooseberries—1, W Lloyd 2, D Jenkins. VEGETABLES.- White kidney pototoes—1, H Davies: 2, F Bowen 3, Miss M Williams. White round potatoes —1, D Jenkins; 2, H Davies; 3, F Bowen. Coloured kidney potatoes-I, H Davies 2, D Jenkins 3, J Evans, Summerhill. Coloured round potatoes-I, D Jenkins 2, H Davies 3, J Evans. Spring onions—1, F Bowen 2, H Davies: 3, W Lawrence. Autumu onions—1, F Bowen; 2, D Jenkins; 3, W Lloyd. Potato onions—1, D Jenkins 2, W Lloyd. Leeks—1, W Lloyd 2, F Bowen; 3, D. Jenkins. Red shallots—1, W Lloyd; 2, F Bowen 3, G Lewis. Common shallots—1, D Jenkins: 1, F Bowen; 3, W Lloyd. Garden turnips—1, W Lloyd 2, J Evans: 3, D Jenkins. French beans—1, W Lloyd; 2, Jenkins; 3, H Davies. Runner beans—1, J H 2, D Jenkins; 3, Williams 3, J Evans. Broad beans Lewis 2, Miss M \Vllhams; 3 J Evans, Broad beans -1, D Jeukins 2, J N Thomas 3, W Lloyd. Peas—1, J H Lewis; 2, F Bowen; 3, Miss M A Williams. Cabbages—1, Mrs Bowen: 2, Miss M A Williams 3, D Jenkins. Red cabbages—1, Miss M A Williams; 2, W Lloyd 3, H Davies. Vegetable marrows—1, J Evans; 2, W Lloyd; 3, Mrs Bowen. Pumpkins—1, Mrs M Davies, Dwrbach 2, W Lawrence 3, Miss M Williams. Celery-No first 2, W Lloyd. Cucumbers—1, D Thomas; 2, Miss M. Williams. Ridge cucumbers—1, D Thomas; 2, Miss Williams 3, D Jenkins. Cauliflowers -No entry. Carrots (long)—1, Miss M Williams 2, D Jenkins: 3, W Lloyd. Carrots (intermediate)—1, Mrs Bowen; 2, J. Evans; 3, D Jenkins. Parsnips—1, J Ev=s 2, F Bowen; 3, W Lawrence. Rhubarb—1, W Lawrence; W Lloyd; 3, D. Jenkins, Lettuce—1, Miss Annie 2W, illiams, Llandeloy; 2, W Lloyd; 3, W Lawrence. MISCELLANEOUS-(OPEN TO AMATEURS AND COTTAGERS). Bouquet of wild flowers, for school children—1, Catherine Lloyd, Creigau 2, J Evans, Summerhill; 3, A Evans, do.; 4, Emlyn Griffiths, Letterston. Honey in comb—1, Rev J Evans. Drawn honey in bottles—1, W Lewis; 2, J H Lewis 3, Rev J Evans. Best collection of vegetables, six sorts (prizes given by G Davies, Stone- hall)-I, D Jenkins 2, T Williams. Best window in the village of Letterston—1, Mrs Anna Davies; 2, Mrs H Phillips. CAGE BIRDS. Norwich plain head clear buff or yellow—1, W H Owens; 2, 3 and v.h.c., D Jenkins. Norwich, ticked or variegated—1 and 3, D Jenkins; 2, W H Owens. Yorkshire, clear yellow or buff-I and 3, D Jenkins, 2, J N Thomas. Yorkshire, ticked or variegated—1, 2 and 3, D Jenkins. Canary any variety, selling class—1, Charles Thomas 2, J Lawrence; 3, T H Jenkins. British goldfinch-I, James Adams, Prendergast; 2, B John, do.; 3, Miss Hilda Lewis, Haverfordwest; v.h.c., W A Jenkins.
ALLEGED ATTEMPTED TRIPLE MURDER AT STOKE. A LLANELLY JOURNALIST ONE OF THE VICTIMS. On Thursday last Walter Sharpe, colour mixer, Winton-terrace, Stoke-on-Trent, was remanded on a charge of having attempted to murder Henry Howarth, journalist, and his wife and daughter by administering arsenic to them. It transpires that Mr Howarth was up to last year on the staff of the South Wales Press," and is very well known in Llanelly and district. Previous to coming: to Llanelly he was for a short time reporter for the Haverfordwest and Milford Haven Telegraph. MODERN SOCIETY. AN "INVENTION OF THE DEVIL." That usually mild censor of modes and manners, Max O'Rell, is moved out of his customary calm by thoughts of Modern Society. This is how he moralises :—" How I do pity the people that are I in it Modern Society, with a big S, is the invention of the devil, and killer of joy, comfort, and happiness. Life without freedom and Bohemianism is not worth living. Do you know a sight more awful than that of a large English hotel during the season ? They are all dressed, beautifully groomed, and after dinner yawning their heads off till it is time to go to bed. It is appalling. It is ba,d form to smile, it is bad form to applaud, it is bad form to raise the voice, by Jove, soon it will be bad form to breathe. Marie Antoinette, as a relief from Court etiquette, played at farming and dressed as a shepherdess at Trianon: but Modern Society plays at nothing. They eat, vawn, laugh at nothing, enjoy nothing. If I had an income of a million dollars a year I would not change an iota of the life I am leading. Any way I would do anything except living like the wealthy Anglo-Saxons, who have invented the dreariest, the dullest, the emptiest mode of living possible.
The Glen-Spey Distillery, situated in the finest Whisky-producing District of Scotland, is the property of W & A Gilbey. This Whisky is made entirely from home-grown Barley and is kept absolutely unblended in His Majesty's Bonded Warehouse to mature, and sold by W & A Gilbey's agents in every tcrwn at 3s 6d per bottle. 254
MILFORD HAVEN. Our readers are respectfully invited to forward us notice of births, marriages, or deaths, which we insert free of charge, the only condition being that they are accom- panied with the name and address of the sender. Communications left at our Milford office not later than Tuesday noon will ensure insertion in the next issue of the Telegraph. WEDDING CARDS WEDDING CARDS! NEW SELEC- TION JUST RECEIVED.—For specimens and prices, apply at the Telegraph Offices, Haverfordwest and Milford Haven. Every description of Plain and Ornamental PRINTING neatly and expeditiously executed at very low prices, at the lelegraph Printing Offices, Priory Street, Milford Haven. William Lewis & Sons, Pro- prietors. ARTIFICIAL TEETII.— Mr E. England, now attends at Mrs Mules, confectioner, 13, Charles Street, Milford Haven, every other Tuesday. See large advertisement. Consultation free. English and American Artificial Teeth. Teeth fixed by Mr England's Patent Suction, requiring no fastening. For articulation and eating they are equal to the natural teeth. EVENING CLASSES. RESULT OF DRAWING EXAMI- NATION. Freehand Drawing of Ornament — 1st class, Mary E. A. Reynolds, Florence K. Powell; 2nd class, Ernest H. J. Vincent, Garnet P. Pick. There were no failures. Whooping Cough always a serious complaint with children is now raging throughout the country leaving in its trail a grim record of suffering and death, and hitherto no remedy seems to have had any effect against it. Recently, however, we have had some glowing accounts of a new medicine discovered and prepared by the Savanah Medicine Company, who have adopted for it the distinctive name of Savanaline. It is without doubt the best and only remedy for Whooping Cough, Croup, and kindred complaints, and no time should be lost in giving this wonderful remedy a trial as delays are proverbially dangerous, and never more so than in these scourges of childhood when often a few doses given in time will spare weeks of suffering. It is sold in bottles at Is lid and 2s 9d by most Chemists. Purchasers should carefully avoid any substitutes. If not stocked by your dealer send value in stamps or P.O. to the Company, or to their wholesale agent for Pembrokeshire, Mr J. D. Harries, 13, Hamilton Terrace, Milford Haven, who will mail it free per return.—Advt. I STRANGE SEQUEL TO A JEWEL ROBBERY.—Our readers will remember that some nine months ago, the premises of Mr H. H. Powell were burglariously entered by the window and articles to the value of about £ o() stolen. Not the slightest clue could be found likely to lead to the arrest of the thief or thieves. A number of rings were picked up at the time in Priory Road, which were iden- titled as part of the stolen property, but since then, however, nothing has been heard of the thief or his booty, until one day last week, when, it transpires that whilst some children were playing in a field on Priory Road by a feeding trough one of them came across a cruet. After some consultation it appears that they de termined to divide their find, one taking the bottles and another the stand. On the child carrying the latter article home, it seems his mother, thinking the stand must have been valuable, secured the bottles from the other child. Remembering Mr Powell's loss she thought the articles might belong to him and at once took them to his shop where they were immediately recognised. Mr Powell, with P.S. Bnnn and the young finder, visited the spot where they were found in the hope of getting some more of the missing plunder. They did not succeed in finding anything, although under cover of the long grass they plainly detected the mark of a board which had left its impression and which they say must have been the board containing the Rings. Strange to relate the cruet, which is a valuable one, proved to be in splendid condition despite its exposure. Notwithstand- ing this discovery, the mystery is as mysterious as ever.
NEYLAND. Cellular Clothing (Ladies and Gent's) selling brisklv. Ask to see them. Display in window. Gent's and Boys Stylish Ready Clothing in stock.-G. H. BIDDLE COMBE., London House. The Old House again to the front. Now is the time to buy your Summer Hats. Having been to London and brought heme a large assortment of all the leading Millinery, we are in a position to execute orders for every description of Millinery, together with General Drapery, Boys and Men's ready-made Clothing at exceptionally low prices. The oldest and cheapest House locality. ALLEN S, Manchester House, Neyland. A. HARRIES, Proprietor. -ranchestcr House, -N-eyland.
BIRTHS. On the 14th inst., at Southampton Terrraca, Farringdon, Berks, the wife of Mr Joseph Davies., G.W.R., of a son. MARRIAGES. On the 10th inst.. at St. Cradoc Church, Reglan, Monmouthshire, by the Rev. G. M. Williams, vicar of Llanbadoc and Llanhowell, Henry Stafford, Gustard. of Parthycarne, Usk, to Ethel Dew, daughter of the Rev. C. M. Perkins, vicar of Rag- lan. DEATHS. On the 10th inst., at Marloes, after a long and painful disease, Edith, youngest daughter of Mr James Griffiths, aged 14 years. Daeply regretted. On the 12th inst.. at Ruther Lane, in this town (after much suffering), James Bowen, aged IS years. Deeply regretted. On the 11th inst., at Marble Hall, Milford, Thomas, the fourth son of William Furze, late of Brixham, aged 8 years. IN MEMORIAM. All notices inserted under the heading In Memoriam, are charged 2s 6d.
VISITING. WEDDING & MOURNING CARDS In a Great Variety and at very Low Prices can be I obtained. at the Telegraph Printing Offices, Bridge- street, Haverfordwest, or Priory Street, Milford Haven. A choice selection of Cards sent free be return of pof for intending purchasers to choose from.
APPROACHING EVENTS I EBEXEZER. The Church anniversary services will be held on Sunday and Monday, September 15th and 16th. Preacher: Rev. J. M. Saunders, M.A., Swansea. YOUNG HELPER'S LEAGUE (DR. BARITAEDO'S. —A concert in connection with the above will be held in the Masonic Hall, on Thursday evening, 3rd October. Rhosmarket Anniversary Services yrill "be held August 25th, when Rev. Gilbert Rees, W olfsdale will preach at 10.30 a.m., 2.30 and 6.30 p.m. Tier's Cross Church Anniversary will be held September Sth, when Rev. R. J. Williams. Brynsion and Carvan, will preach at 10.30 a.m., and G p.m. MORAVIAN" CHURCH, HAVERI GRI^VEST. Special collections will be made oil thu of Sun- day. Is ti, August, and the evening of Sundav. 25th, in aid of recent improvements in the Church. Special sermons will be preached. Subject: "John Huss, the great Bohemian Reformer and Martyr." Next Sunday evening, The testlIllOllY J ohu Huss sealed at Constance, with death. HILL PARK CIIAI'EL.—The church anni- versary will take place on Sundav, September I when the Rev. T A. Wihiams, Liverpool, (late of Clifton), will preach at 10.30, 2and p.m. Collections will be taken in aid 01 the building fund. MILLION PLEDGES CRUSADE.—HAVERFORD- WEST AND DISTRICT.—The Rev. William Mcttram, of London, will visit Haverfordwest and District in the interest of the above Crusade on Sunday, September 1st, and the following week, and will preach at the Albany in the morning at 11. and in the attarnocn at 2.30 will address a United Meeting of the Free Churches and Sunday Schools at Bethesda, and in the evening at six in the Tabernacle. Also: Monday, Septembet 2nd, at Keyston, at 7.30: Tuesday, ord, Wolisdale, do. Wednesday, 4th, Zion's Hill. do, Thursday, 5th. at Tiar's Cross, do.; Friday, ôth, Milford Haven, do. Saturday, 7th, Neyland, do. Collections will be taken at the meeting to defray the expenses of the crusade.
WEDDING CARDS! WEDDING CARDS!! NEW SELECTION JUST RECEIVED.—For specimens and prices, apply at the Teiearaph Offices, Haverfordwest and i Muford Haven.
Do You Know ? That mushrooms are now very plentiful. That scores of youngsters from Haverfordwest make expeditions to the country at "morn" and dewy eve." That some of them have found that barbed wire fencing was not invented for the express purpose of preserving trousers. That the Whitchurch parish hearse has now been paid for in the legal way. That the Parish Council having been surcharged, the parishioners raised the money voluntarily. That it is to be hoped the hearse will be idle for a long time to come. That the Broad Haven water supply question has assumed another phase. Than it is now suggested that Mr Joseph Thomas should be asked to state on what terms he would let the village have water. That, if this be adopted, it is a paltry ending to all the years of discussion and experiment devoted to the matter by the District Council. That they know how to raise potatoes in the garden attached to the Haverfordwest Workhouse. That a tuber, recently dug there, scaled lib. 6ozs. That, if the Local Government Board hear that they reach such a gigantic size, they may seriously consider the remodelling of the new dietary scale. That a covey of partridges were seen yesterday morn- ing in a garden near the Horse & Groom. That the man who saw them assures me he was perfectly sober at the time. That I don't see any reason why his word should be doubted. That the genial P.C. 48 captured quite a number of prizes at the Letterston Horticultural Show. That another instance of the confusion caused by the altering of Neyland into New Milford by the G.W.R. occurred last week. That the Rev Spencer Watkins, who went through the Siege of Ladysmith, was the victim. That he was on his way to Old Milford to lecture on Thursday last at the Wesleyan Chapel stone laying. That he found himself at New Milford instead and had to hire a special conveyance to drive over. That Mr C. W. Slater who laid a stone of the chapel and presided at the evening meeting, is a successful solicitor in practice at Swansea. That he is a very enthusiastic supporter of the Wesleyan cause. PERIWINKLE.
Q EXIS MEMORIAL FUND. £ 8. d • Parish of Llanstadwell, per W. C. Jones, Esq. 2 6 10 Johnston, per R. Carrow, Esq. I 0 0 C. WARREN DAVIS, Division of Rooøe. SOLDIERS' AND SAILORS' FAMILIES ASSOCIATION. PRINCESS OF WALES' APPEAL. er lr l- l?'c ? £ s. d. Hasguard, per Mr J. Richards 3 18 0 W Castle, per Mrs 6. _L;?- 2 10 8 Previously acknowledged, Walton West and Talbenny, per Miss J. Bowen 6 11 2 JE12 19 10 C. WAimEN DAVIS, President for Roose.
MURDER OF AN OLD MAN. AN EX-SOLDIER HANGED FOR THE CRIME. John Joyce, ex-soldier, was executed at Birmingham on Tuesday for the murder of an old man named John Nugent. Joyce had latterly given way to drink, and had frequent quarrels with Nugent. On June 10th he went to Xugent's house and knocked over a paraffin lamp. Nugent rushed out to call the police, when Joyce stabbed him in the region of the heart. An unsuccessful attempt was made to secure a reprieve on the ground that Joyce had suffered from a sunstroke while in India. Another report says:-As the black flag was raised denoting that Joyce had paid the penalty of his crime, there were expressions of satisfaction from the large crowd which had assembled near the gaol. By the instructions of the High Sheriff of the county, Press representatives were not admitted to the execution. The last execution at this gaol was in August of 1896.
HIGH WATER AT HAVERFORDWEST. DAY. BATE. XOEK. EVBK. Wednesday Aug 21 10.35 IO.U Thursday 22 11.14 11.27 Fnday ;-3 1- 1.14 11.27 Saturday 24 12.36 1.13 Sunday.???? 25 1.57 2.42 ?oy. 26 3.21 3.55 T u e 27 4.25 4.51 ?sday.?. 27 4.25 4.51 Wednesday ( 28 5.16 5.40 Highest tides Sept. 1st, 12ft. 7in.
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WHY NOT MILFOIKO ? SUPERIORITY TO BEREHAVEN. I RELATIVE CAPACITY OF UP- CHANNEL DOCKS. (By a Correspondent.) The interesting article in the "South Wales Daiy News" of the 16th inst. has suggested a few reflections. The first is-Are the new vessels (whether of turbine or the present form of engines) to be of the same size or larger, perhaps, than those leviathans, the Celtic and Oceanic Secondly, if so, are any of the docks or harbours in the Bristol Channel capable of taking in and berthing such vessels r It appears that the size of these great ships has not yet reached its limit, and that both America and Germany have given orders for larger ships than the Celtic to be built. It may, therefore, be assumed that in the immediate future the great size of this class of ship is to be maintained and even exceeded. If the Berehaven project should go on it may be assumed, therefore, that the projected Turbinias for the new line will be of this big type of ship. On the other hand, a very important decision was given recently by the Lord Chief Justice, assisted by other judges and nautical assessors, which may have an important ultimate effect in restricting the tendency to build such vessels. The case was that of the Campania (Cunarder), which cut down a sailing vessel named the Embleton, when 11 of the crew were drowned out of 18 all told. The Campania was going between nine and ten knots in a dense fog, and the defence was that the speed was not excessive having regard to her size and capabilities, and that she would not have been under command at any slower rate of speed." The Cunard Company lost the case, the Court being unanimous in opinion that the Campania ought not to be permitted to go at ten knots in such weather. That is top speed for many vessels. Look-outs were properly posted, but the unhappy sailing ship was not seen till within L3U feet of her doom. The Oceanic performed such another feat only a week or two ago, whereby seven valuables lives were sacrificed. The question then arises -If vessels of, say, 700 feet, cannot be controlled when going under 10 knots—and that is against the law in case of dense weather—will they or even longer vessels be continued on the stocks r To apprehend the question more clearly, let us look at the dimensions of these floating towns, for they amount to that Gross Vessel. Length. Breadth. Depth tonnage Celtic. 700 75 49 20,880 Oceanic. 705, 11 68 49 17,274 Deutschland.. 660 67^ 40j 16,502 Campania. 620 Gj 4:3 12,950 Great Eastern 691 S2 2-3 IS5 18,915 The latter vessel is broken up, but is given by way of comparison. The fastest vessel is the Deutschland, but she carries no cargo at all. The Celtic, a cargo boat mainly, and considered slow, yet has a speed of 17 knots per hour, and she has accommodation for 3,000 passengers and 350 crew. She was launched at Belfast on the 5th April last, and proceeded from Liverpool on her first trip on the 26th ult. She is the first vessel built of over 20,000 tons gross register, and is hailed as a new departure in steamers—whatever that may mean. But it is the new Turbinias that will be a newer departure still. The question is-Will such vessels be permitted to career over the ocean in any weather at a dangerous rate of speed and, If not, is it not likely that their limit of size has been attained r It will be observed that the length of the Celtic is 51 feet less than her sister ship, the Oceanic but that she exceeds her in breadth by seven feet, and that accounts for the greater tonnage. The depth (moulded) is the same. The Celtic's draught of water at load-line is 36 feet. And this brings me to discuss the position of the Bristol Channel harbours and wet docks in reference to the size and accommodation required for these great leviathans of the deep. The Celtic is 700 feet long, has 75 feet -eam, and draws when loaded 36h feet. Of course she would require a few feet more than that of water under her in taking any harbour or dock. The most recent improvement in any of our channel docks is at Barry deep water lock. It is 647 feet long, 60 feet deep, and 65 feet broad. It is too short for the Celtic by over 50 feet, and too narrow by 10 feet. It would admit the Campania if it were a foot or two wider. The depth would do even for the Celtic at high water, but not at low water, for the depths on sills are as follow:— High water, ordinary springs 49.8 feet. Low water, ordinary springs 13.7 High water, neaps 41.4 Low water, neaps .21.8 „ The basin has a short lock of 80 feet wide, but basin and lock are too short for the Celtic, which could only be admitted at high water by levelling right torough from the entrance harbour. Were the entrance of that harbour (which is about 2.50 feet) narrowed to 100 feet and gates put on the problen would be solved for the very largest vessels now in existence or likely to be for many years to come. But Ba-iry is too near the sea for that, unless an immense breakwater were thrown out from the N.E. end of Nell's Point on Barry Island. The docks and locks which are now projected in the Bristol Channel come nearer to the requirement of the case. There are three, one of which (Cardiff) is under construction. Their dimensions are as follows :— Locks to projected docks :— Avonmouth .850 feet loug by So feet wide Cardiff 900 90 11 Swansea .800 85" All of these docks will be able to admit vessels of the Celtic type at or near high water, if loaded. But what is wanted now-a-days is the kind of dock which Southampton has-taking in the largest class of ship at dead low water. Of course Southampton is favoured by nature in having very little rise and fall of tide, and double tides daily. The only port that is ever likely to compete with Southampton in that respect is Milford Haven. And why Berehaven is favoured before the Pembrokeshire port one is puzzled indeed. The distances would approximate to the following figures New York to Berehaven (sea). 2,777 miles Berehaven to Dublin (land). 200 Dublin to Holyhead (sea) 60 Holyhead to London (land) 260 3,297 New York to Milford Haven (sea). 2,94 £ Milford to London (by new route). 258 3,204 Supposing vessels like the Deutseliland-f r passengers only—and the focus of travel London, the time occupied would come out as follows — D'ys H'rs Milford route, by sea at 30 miles per hour.. 4 2 railway express at 50 5 4 7 Berehaven route by sea at 30 miles per hour 3 21 railway express at 50 9 I", 4 7 Strictly, there wouia De an nour more for the sea voyage between Holyhead and Dublin unless Turbinias were also put on that passage. The great advantage by Milford would be less changing (only one against three by the other route) and kss mileage by railway, which is esteemed an advantage bv most travellers.t Wales Daily ?!?.. ?!
Milford and the Transatlantic Trade. AX OPPORTUNITY FOR THE G.W.R. The writer of the "Citv Xotes" in the "Sunday Special," referring to the Pier and Harbour Provisional Order Bill, which has just been read a second time in the House of Lords, says This is a very important ) measure, and will affect the London and North- Western Railway more particularly. It is proposed to build a pier and harbour at Berehaven in Ireland, with the object of establishing and running from thence a line of fast steamers between this country and America, which should accomplish the voyage in four and a half days. Another annihilation of time by art and science The point I wish to emphasise, however, is the opportunity which this proposal offers to the Great Western for utilising the Milford Docks. From London to Berehaven, via Milford, would be a much shorter journey than from London to Qaeenstown (or even Berehaven) via Liver- pool. and if the Great Western like to lay themselves out to prepare for the new harbour there is no reason why they should not attract a large amount of traffic from the London and North-Western when the scheme is completed.
Dates to be Remembered at Milford Haven. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER. 19.-Lecture on Archbishop Laud" at the Masonic Hall under the auspices of the Milford Free Church Council bv Mr. Walter Walsh, F. R. Hist.S. OCTOBER 6 TO 21.—United Free Church Mission by Mr W. Trowell, of the London Evangelization Society, in the Baptist Church. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12th.—Harvest Festival at Rehoboth Chapel, Hakin, to commence at 7.30. p.m. Preacher, Rev. J. B. Edwards, Thornton.
NEYLAND NOTES. EXPERIMENTS IN PUBLIC LIGHTING. Since it establishment, the Neyland Urban Council has frequently had the difficult problem of the public lighting under consideration. Until lately, however, the question did not seem within measurable distance of leaving the region of discussion and coming into what may be de- sen bed in a hackneyed phrase as the "pale of practical politics." The negotiations with the Pembroke Dock Gas Company came to an abrupt and unsatisfactory ending, owing principally to the conduct of the Company themselves, which was considered rather high-handed by the Council. The burdens on the ratepayers were so heavy that it was not thought feasible to adopt any scheme of electric lighting. The Council, therefore, made inquiries in order to ascertain if they could get any satisfactoiy substitute at a reasonable cost, and a com- paratively untried article known as the Kitson light was brought under their notice. Untried—in the sense that it is little known in the United Kingdom-but I am assured that it is extensively used in America. It was invented by an Englishman named Mr Arthur Kitson and perfected about three years since, and it is claimed on its behalf that it far excels every other system in brilliancy, purity of light and simplicity of installation and economy. According to the Kitson Light Catechism "-a book- let now circulated through K eyland-an installation consists of three essential parts, the reservoir, which contains the oil: the lamp, which consumes it: and the tubing, which conducts it. The new feature of the lamp is that the oil in it is, by its own heat, first vaporised and converted into an oil gas, and is then burned in sun-like incandescence by means of a refractory mantle. I have no room here for details as to the construction of the lamp, but it is described as simple, and the only difficulty, which an inexperienced person has in connection with it, is the lighting of it. However, this art can be quickly acquired, the lighting being governed by an ingenious but simple contrivance which rapidly heats the vaporising tube previous to the turning on of the oil. The oil reservoir can be kept in any convenient place, from which it can be conducted by strong copper or bronze tubing to any number of lamps within a ravins nf Rhrmt -0- 1000 feet. For lamps beyond that distance, it is advisable to install another reservoir. The oil flow is controlled with absolute precision by means of ordinary taps and automatic check valves, and the passage of oil is automatically increased or diminished according to the number of lamps in use. As to the cost it is estimated that 9,000 candle power can be obtamed l?r hours for £ 8 18s 2.}d. The oil consumption is about five eighths of a pint per hour for every 1000 candle power. A further advantage of the Kitson light (I am still quoting from the booklet) is that the installation involves no expensive works, no mains, no skilled labour and no tearing up of roads, I now come to the experiments carried out in Neyland. One of Kitson s workmen came here on Thursday last, and, under his supervision, a lamp was put in the Square near Zion Chapel-by a curious coincidence (?) just at the end of the newly laid gas mains-and lighted. The light was brilliant, steady and pleasant to the eves, and ob- viously much better thau the ordinary gas. "The experi- ment was highly successful, as was that on Friday night. On Saturday night there was a slight hitch in the light- ing, but that was due no doubt to the fact that an inex- perienced hand attempted the task. Ou Sunday and Monday nights, however, the surveyor, Mr T. W. Evans lit the lamp, and it burned as successfully as on Thursday and Friday. The Councillors were pleased with the ex- periments, and they propose entering into negotiations with the Kitson Company for the lighting of the streets for the next six months at a rental, with a view to ulti- mate purchase. It is estimated that each lamp will cost about £ 2o and that 20 will be required. The Council are proceeding the right way to work. In six months they will be able to see plainly whether the system proves economical and satisfactory, and the public generally will have a good idea as to its nature. A fire, which might have had serious consequences, occurred in the house of Mr Incledon, High-street, on Saturday night last, A lamp was overturned, and several small things, including a table and some curtains, were consumed. The fire was discovered in the nick of time by a lodger and a visitor and extinguished. If it had caught a greater hold, the probability is that the entire block of houses would have been burned down, as, in the SSaefllmS supply, the people would be helpless against the flames. of ;t of Thomas Macken, Cambrian Terrace, a Trinity House man on the light ship "Helswick," stationed in the Bristol Channel, was brought up to Neyland on Friday afternoon in a very serious condition. The unfortunate man had burst a blood vessel in the head and was un- conscious. He now lies in a precarious state. Despite all the ukases issued against them, Mr Coram's railings are still standing. It seems there is a difficulty in securing a blacksmith to remove them. The Councillors in the majority, however, are apparently determined to abolish them, but perhaps less violent counsels may yet prevail.
SIXTY FIVE LIVES LOST. A LINER WRECKED BY AN ICEBERG. DROWNING MEN FIGHT FOR GOLD. Victoria, B.C., Monday. — The Skagway steamer Islander, belonging to the Canadian Pacific Alaskan Iine, struck on an iceberg near Juneau, Alaska, at 20 minutes to 2 in the; morninglof Friday last, and foundered in 20 minutes. Sixty-five of the passengers and crew were drowned, including the captain. One of the passengers declare if the passengers had not been assured by the captain when the vessel struck that it was nothing serious everyone might have been saved, as many of the passen- gers remained below. The steamer was less than a mile from the shore at the time, and the water was perfectly calm. A number.of bodies have already been recovered. 107 of the passengers and crew were saved, and were brought to Victoria by the steamer Queen last night. Among those reported lost are the wife, daughter, and niece of Mr Ross, Governor of the Yukon territory, who were returning home after visiting Dawson City: Mr Andrew Keating and his two sons, lately arrived from England Dr. John Duncan, Victoria and Mr Douglas, a wholesale merchant, of Vancouver. A returning miner strapped 8,000 dollars in gold round his waist. The weight of the money made the life preserver topple over, and he was drowned. A million dollars in treasure went down with the ship.-Reuter. The wreck was marked by the most tragic scenes, but (according to the Daily Kxpr',s,> Correspondent) even admid all these terrors the lust of gold strangely asserted itself. Miners who had spent years in the cold Yukon, and were coming to warmth and civilisation with their gains, clung wildly to their piles. Many rushed for the safes, in which some X75,000 of gold was stored, some to obtain their own, others to steal. The scramble was inhuman. Women and children were trampled under foot. Men fought with men for the possession of a few ounces of gold dust. The inexorable waters crept up the sinking ship, and the warring goldseekers were soon ankle-deep in the cabins. Those unfortunate people who were trapped in their cabins called in vain for help. Some managed to break the doors, others to creep through the portholes. At last the bow of the Islander was entirely submerged, and the vessel dived and disappeared with a noise like a cannon. It is supposed the boilers exploded, but it is quite possible that the noise was caused by the rush of pent-up air bursting her decks.
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