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The Treason Trial at Bow-Street.




BETWEEN YOU AND ME." The fatality, which occurred in Barn-street on Friday last, shows what terrible consequences may occasionally result from childish thoughtlessness. In this case poor little Ernest George stole a ride behind a traction engine as small boys will, and paid the penalty of his rashness with his life. It is impossible not to feel the deepest sympathy with his suffering parents, and to be grieved that a young life should be so tragically sacrificed. But, as long as boys are boys, such accidents will occur. No care and no foresight can prevent them. No one man walking behind a traction engine and a few waggons can watch every side, and, if his eyes are but once removed and there are lively young lads around, the chances are that they will dash in between the trucks to enjoy an illicit ride. The men in the present instance adopted every reasonable precaution, and cannot be held as iu the least degree contributory to the poor boy's death. The training of boys for Pembroke Dockyard is, per- haps, the most important subject which can concern the X ey land School Board. The Dockyard offers the chief opportunity locally for remunerative employment, and to it a large proportion of the boys of the district find their way. It is stated that at present boys desirous of pass- ing the entrance examination have to go across from Neyland to Pembroke Dock for their education, which means a much greater expenditure on the part of the parents than would be the case if they were prepared on this side. There does not seem to be any valid reason why they should not. The case for their education at home was admirably put at the last meeting of the School Board by Mr George Lewis and the Rev. B. Powell Morris, and was practically acquiesced in by the other members present. The matter was, however, very properly adjourned for fuller information. It is better that the opinion of the teachers should be had on the matter and any reasonable objection met by the Board. Mr Lewis deserves every credit for bringing the subject forward. The opening of the shooting season has resurrected the usual number of dog-eared anecdotes. A local sports- man, whose christian name is not George Washington or anything like it, told me the following "o'er true tale the other day. Last September he went out for a day's shooting. His dog pointed at some partridges, and he was just about to fire when a messenger dashed hurriedly up and announced a very sad domestic bereavement. He dropped his gun, left the dog standing there and ran off home. Sorrow and important family affairs put the whole matter out of his head for months, and when he did recall the incident at last, he thought so much time had elapsed there was no use bothering about it. What was his astonishment this year, when he started the season on the same spot, to see the skeleton of his dog still standing and pointing just as he had left it, and to discover a little further on the skeletons of a covey of partridges. What a dutiful animal is the" dorg," and what a silly bird the partridge Practical jokes are excusable at times. That is pro- vided they are harmless, and are only an innocent outlet for overflowing animal spirits. But the two little boys who tried to knock off cyclists' headgear by stretching a cord across the road at Portfield some time since, had no such excuse. They meant no harm, but their fun, like that of the boys of old and the frogs in tsop 's fable, might have resulted in the infliction of serious injury to the cyclist. Boys are so constructed that they can derive huge delight from the prospect of a cyclist chasing his hat, frolicking about the road, but the most hardened boy would scarcely chortle with glee if he saw a cyclist killed through his pranks. It is to be hoped that the small fine imposed in the case here mentioned by the Haver- fordwest magistrates will make local boys more careful of the shape their practical jokes take. The Haverfordwest Grammar School Governors seem from present appearances to have heard the last of the famous case of suspected copying. The threats of the Central Welsh Board, the fulminations of the demi-gods of the Education Department, and the dire warnings addressed to the Governors to commit them for contempt, left that devoted body undismayed. They held to their rights with undaunted breasts, and the courageous atti- tude adopted by them has shown all these threats to have been as empty as the east wind. Nothing has been heard of the case since the beginning of May. If the educa- tion authorities are meditating new tactics they may be assured that they will be met with the same firmness as heretofore. The report of the headmaster of the Grammat School shows that it can hold its own with any similar institution in the Kingdom. The results of the last examinations under the Oxford and Cambridge Boards and the Central Walsh Board are the proof. They are the most satis- factory on record. The boys have done remarkably well, and, in some subjects, scored exceptionally high. The success of Master W. W. Tute in passing direct from the school into Sandhurst is a still further testimony to the efficiency of the teaching, and is equally creditable to the genial headmaster, Mr J. S. O. Tombs, and to the successful candidate. These successes have been achieved by the school under the most unfavouable circumstances. The Central Welsh Board, as the case of suspected copying showed, is not extra friendly to it. But, as long as the educational system here followed maintains its present high level, the school can hold its place in popular esteem without either favour or affection. We It is rumoured that an agitation is to be set on foot for the better up-keep of the Haven Road. Cyclists and visitors to the Haven generally, during the season now almost closed, have had reason to oomplain of its wretched condition. The surface is very bad from Port- field Gate onward, being covered with loose stones of all shapes and sizes, and being as rough as it could well be. A number of gentlemen in Haverfordwest are taking the matter up, and it is to be hoped that their representations will have the desired effect. It is as cheap to keep the road in a proper condition as it is to maintain its preseht lack of uniformity and its perennial state of roughness. • The question is one which is bound to havo the support I of the townspeople, who patronise the Haven so largely. THE INVETEKATE GOSSIP. I

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