Haverfordwest Town 'Council. THE SURVEYOR AND THE CON- TRACTORS. ADVERTISING THE TOWN. Councillor W. J. Jones, deputy mayor, presided over last night's meeting of the Town Council, when there were also presentAlderman T. L James, Councillors J. H. Bishop, H. J. E. Price, Isaiah Reylands, T. H. Thomas, Philip White, Hugh J. P. Thomas, and George Davies. Dr Brigstocke, looking much better after his holiday, was present. THE CROWHILL WORKS. Among the recommendations of the water committee was the purchase of duplicate pumping plant for use at Crowbill water works, estimates of the cost to be sub- mitted to the next committee meeting for consideration.— Adopted. Mr Price referred to the success of suction gas at Pembroke Dock, and it was decided that information be procured on this point. SANITARY COMMlfTEE. On the recommendation of the sanitary committee a resolution urging that the maintenance of main roads should be a national charge, was passed and ordered to be sent to the local M.P.'s and the President of the Local Government Board. The Surveyor was authorised to serve the usual statutory notice calling upon Mrs Phillips, of Llauelly, to drain certain cottages in Albert Town, and that proceed- ings be taken in default. The Surveyor was instructed to rc-lay Messrs Rees Brothers' crossing, they paying X2 towards the cost; and also to re-lay the channelling in Porttield where necessary. A recommendation of the sanitary committee, not to grant Mis Power's application for a licensed lodging house on the Old Quay until the Surveyor's requirements have been complied with, was adopted. GAS AND LAMPLIGHTERS. It was resolved that the lamplighter's working hours be from 10 a.m. until the extinguishing of the gas throughout the town. A lamp bracket was ordered to be placed at the west end of North Crescent, and the new gas holder is to be painted. The Sports Committee are to be supplied with gas for the balloon exhibition c.n Bunk Holiday at a cost of 12 10s, the Sports Committee to p.iy the costs of con- nection, &c. Quotations are to be obtained for the purchase of 20 new lanterns. Mr Benjamin James was granted a yearly tenancy of a plot of land near the Porttield Gate Quarry at a rent of £1 10s per annum. THE AUDIT. The elective auditors, Messrs Charles Davies and John Cole reported having examined the books and vouchers of the Corporation and found them correct. The bocks were kept in perfect order, and the method employed was simple and accurate. The council regarded the report as extremely satis- factory. NEW LEASES. The Charity Commissioners gave notice of their intention to grant a lease for 99 yra.rs of the site of the Albany Chapel at an annual rent of IS. It was remarked that the present rental was £ 5. Similar notice was received with regard to a lease for 60 years on a house lately occupied by Mr Beynon in Dew Street. The Town Clerk remarked that it was the policy of the Charity Commissioners now to let the Town Council know of everything that was done. Deputy Mayor Although we have nothing to do with it. Town Clerk I take it that if you had any objection they would listen to it. Mr Isaiah Reynolds They would hardly listen to us if we did. ADVERTISING THE TOIII-N. The next question to be discussed was that of adver- tising the town. Mr Isaiah Reynolds asked if any money spent on ad- vertising the town would bo a legal expenditure. The Town Clerk replied that he had read of the Local Government Board auditors having disallowed it in some instances. But he did not think any ratepayer would take exception to this. The provisions of the Municipal Corporation Act were quite wide enough to cover it, and the expenditure was perfectly legal if the council decided to do it. Mr Hugh Thomas asked if the expenditure had been provided for in the estimates, and the Town Clerk re- plied that there were no estimates of the Borough Fund. Mr Isaiah Reynolds moved that the council expend X 10 in advertising the town through the Great Western Railway agency, in their book Holiday Haunts in South Wales." This was seconded by Mr Hugh Thomas. Mr George Davies enquired if that would iuclude tho placing of views of Haverfordwest in the railway carriages. The Town Clerk said he did not think it would. The communication from Messrs Wills was not quite cleir on that point. He added that Haverfordwest was already in the book, which contained a very good reproduction of the Old Castle. Mr Isaiah Reynolds remarked that it was stated at the recent public meeting that on payment of X150 the Great Western Railway would run a motor service, and also boom the town. Town Clerk I have heard nothing about that, directly or indirectly. The resolution was carried, and it was also decided that the Town Clerk should enquire about the placing of photographs in the railway carriages. THE NEW MARKET HOUSE. The next subject on the agenda was to further consider the reconstruction of the meat market. The Town Clerk mentioned that Perrot's Trustees had decided to give a grant of £ 2.30 towards this purpose. Mr Price did not think, with only about half the mem- bers present, that they should consider a matter of that kind. Mr Hugh Thomas said if anything was to be done this year, the soouer the better, and he suggested that there be a meeting at an early date either of the Markets Improvements Committee or of the whole council. It was resolved that a special meeting of the whole council be held to consider the matter. On the motion of Mr Bishop, the Surveyor was instructed to visit Tenby to go through the plans with the architect with a view, if possible, of curtailing the exist- ing estimates. THE HEALTH OF HAVERFORDWEST. Dr. Brigstocke, Medical Officer of Health, read his quarterly report, which gave a birth rate equal to 21 "20 per thousand of the population, and a death rato equal to 13-48. Of the births registered, 19 were males and 13 females.-Mr Isaiah Reynolds remarked that he was glad the population was increasing. CLEAN STREETS FOR SUNDAYS. Mr T. II. Thomas asked if something could not be done to keep the streets clean on Sundays. A good many people were about then, and he thought the streets should be swept every Saturday. Ha did not believe that the road from the Bridge End Square to the Salutation had been swept for five weeks, and several ratepayers had spoken to him on the matter. Mr I. Reynolds explained that this matter had been brought before the sanitary committee, who had instructed the Surveyor to refrain from using the steam roller on Saturdays and to employ the men in sweeping the streets, especially in the lower parts of the town. DIFFICULTIES WITH THE CONTRACTORS. The Surveyor read certain correspondence which had passed between himself and the contractors, Messrs Williams Brothers. He wrote warning them against over-filling the cart in hauling broken stones from Portfild Quarry to Cartlett. The result was that the stones fell over, and became dangerous to traffic. The Surveyor added that he had received several complaints on account of this. He also informed the contractors that he had not yet certified the contractors' bill owing to the unsatisfactory way in which the work was carried out. Payment for removal of house refuse had been withheld pending the removal of some refuse which they had tipped on the Marsh. To this he received a reply from the contractors expressing surprise at the action he had taken with regard to not certifying their bill, and they added that under the circumstances they intended to stop hauling the stones and collecting house ashes. They had, they said, always endeavoured to carry out their contracts according to specifications, and there had been no complaint before. With regard to the non-payment of their accounts, they asked the Surveyor where he expected them to find the money for carrying on the work. The Surveyor then called upon the surety, Mr William Evans, of Mill Bank, Upper Prospect Place, to proceed with the work, but he failed to got any satisfactory reply. He pointed out that it the council did the work themselves the expense would be recoverable from the contractors or the surety, as provided in the contract. The Surveyor also read a copy of a further letter lie had written to the contractors repeating his reasons for not certifyiug their bill, and that he had requested the surety to proceed with the work. A letter was aiso read irom Mr H. Twigg, of 1J Prendergast, complaining that the contractors had tipped house refuse within seven yards of his back door, which was very offensive, especially in the hot weather. The Surveyor said he had visited the spot, and that Mr Twigg's complaint was quite correct. The Deputy Mayor That certainly strengthens your complaint against them. In reply to a question, the Town Clerk said the contractors were to deposit a certain quantity of screen refuse at the slaughter house, and the remainder at Scarrowscant. The Surveyor: It has now been deposited on the Marsh and that is my reason for refusing to sign the bill. The Town Clerk said it was a two years' contract. In reply to Mr Hugh Thomas, the surveyor said that the temporary work now being carried out by Mr William Henry Thomas was not adequate or satisfactory, and the money paid was in excess of the contract price. About JIS had been withheld from Messrs Williams. Deputy-Mayor: Are they prepared to take the deposits back ? Surveyor No. One of them said he would suffer death first. (Laughter). The Surveyor added that the refuse on the Marsh was deposited within 30 yards of the cottages. It was decided that the Town Clerk should write to the contractors pointing out their liabilities, and asking them if they were prepared at once to fulfil the contract. The matter of collecting the house refuse meanwhile was left in the hands of the Surveyor, he to proceed in the fame way with the haulage. On tho motion of Mr Hugh Thomas, Messrs Williams were given a week's notice to remove .10 or GO yards of stono deposited at the Prendergast Back Lane, and that in default they be prosecuted for obstruction. SCARROWSCANT REFUSE HEAP. A discussion took place on the offensive smells arising from the deposits at Scarrowscant. Mr Hugh Thomas remarked that the other evening the stench at this place was something appalling, and many people passed this way because it was the approach to one of our best and healthiest walks. Alderman James added that be saw about two feet of stinking fish across the road the other day. There was a spot near a disused quarry not far away, where the gipsies used to camp, which might be available for the refuse. Mr Isaiah Reynolds commented on the action of the council in withholding payment from the contractors because they refused to deposit refuse at Scarrowscaut, and now the council were wanting it removed. It was ridiculous. He admitted that somethiug ought to be doue to find another place of deposit, and perhaps the Sur- veyor inoiild make an inspection of the district with this view. Eventually it was decided that this should be done. Mr George Davies understood that the nuisance was caused by rhh-dealcrs and not by the house refuse. The Town Clerk said there was no doubt that Mr Davies was correct. He passed the spot three or four times a week all the year round, and only once or twice he had detected offensive smells. Mr Bishop You were not brought up quite so tenderly. Mr George Davies said the local papers blamed the council for the smells, and something should be done to justify themselves. It was decided to write to the Chief Constable asking if the police would give assistance in discovering who was tipping offensive refuse at Scarrowscant. 0
Tasker's School. NEW HEADMISTRESS APPOINTED. A special meeting of the Education Committee of the Pembrokeshire County Council was held at the Shire lIall, Haverfordwest, on Friday afternoon, to receive the report of the special committee appointed under a section of the Intermediate Scheme to consider the applications for the post of headmistress of Tasker's School. Mr S. B. Sketch was in the ch".ir, and there were also present —Mr J. Howard Griffiths (vice chairman), Miss Ada Archdeacon Ililbers, Rev James Phillips, Dr Thomas, Archdeacon Ifilbers, Rev Ji-n(?s Thomas, Dr Williams (Drim), Alderman Joseph Thomap, Messrs Wakf-r L. Winiams, W. Pahner Morgan, Joseph Wb icher, J. Evans, H. Seymour Allen, W. T. Davies, James Harries, LI. Rees, E. Robinson, James Thomas, together with the Director of Education (Mr H. E. H. James, and the cleik (Mr \V. Davies-George). Twenty-four applications had been received, and a committee, consisting of representatives of the County Authority and of the Governors of Tasker's. was appoin- ted to select a few candidates to appear before the Education Committee. The following ladies attended on Friday and were severally interviewed:—Miss Gwendo- line Edwards, B.A. (Wales), assistant mistress nt Leigh Miss Amy Fox, B.A. (London), assistant mistress at Castleford Miss Mary E. Jones, B.A. (Wales), assistant mistress at Devizes aDd Miss Ethel M. Harries, B.A. (Wales), assistant mistress at Forth. In the first instance each member voted for two of the candidates with the following result:— Miss Edwards. 16 Miss Joli?,,s 12 Miss Titriies .1 Miss Fox :) In the final voting, the names of Miss Edwards and Miss Jones'only were submitted, and both ladies received an equal number of votes. It was necessary, therefore, for the chairman to give a I -I- CASTIXG TOTE, and this lUr ketcJl did in favour or illis3 Jones, adding that he had previously voted for Miss Edwards. On the motion of Mr Walter Williams, seconded by Dr Griffith, it was resolved that Miss Jones be appointed. The successful candidate was again invited into the room, alld on being informed by the Chairman of the Committee's decision, briefly returned thanks. THE NHW MISTRESS. Miss Jones is the daughter of the Hev. Professor D. E. Jones, M A., of the Presbyterian College, Carmar- then, who is an ex-Chairman of the Carmarthenshire County Council and County Education Committee, and a gentleman prominently connected with the movement for higher education in the County of Carmarthen. The new headmistress was educated at the High School, Aberystwyth, and afterwards entered Banpor College, where, in addition to matriculating, she obtained Hon- ours Certificates ou her session's work in Botany, English, History, Latin and Mathematics. In 1893 she entered Aberystivyla University College, and after studying there for four yeais graduated in Arts at the Welsh University, with Honours in English Language and Literature. On leaving college Miss Jones served for two years under the Barry Education Committee, and in the Cadoxton Girls' School had the opportunity of carrying out in practice the most modern methods of education. The schools of Barry are considered by H.M. Inspectors to be among the most modern in the Principality, and Mise Jones' experience in a large school with an attendance of 350 girls will be of great value. At the Devizes Secondary School and Pupil Teacher Centre she is Senior Mistress, and has the entire man- agement of the girls both in and out of school. She is entirely responsible for all the English and History in the school, and takes Mathematics with the middle form and the Theory of Music with the pupil teachers. Of the fourteen candidates who entered for the Preliminary Certificate Examination last Christmas twelve were suc- cessful, and pupils are also prepared tor the College of Preceptors, Oxford Local, and London Matriculation Examinations. As Senior Mistress, Miss Jones has had many opportunities to exercise her powers of organiza- tion, aud has thus gained considerable insight into the inner workings of a secondary school. She comes to Haverfordwest with most satisfactory testi- monials as to academic and practicil ability, and is also interested in athletics, having been herself a member of the hockey, tennis and boatiug clubs at college. It will be of interest to the pupils to know that a sister of their new headmistress was a teacher in the school during Miss Anderson's principalship. RECEPTION OF NEW HEADMISTRESS. I SCHOOL SANITATION CONDEMNED. SPECIAL MEETING OF THE GOVERNORS. A special meeting of the Tasker's School Governors was held in the Council Chamber, Haverfordwest, on Saturday, when Archdeacon Hilbers occupied the chair, and there were also present the Rev. James Phillips, Messrs. T. Rule Owen, W. J. Jones, W. E. Morse, Mrs James and Miss Evans. The Chairman said be had pleasure in introducing to the llitlllbcrs Miss Mary E. Jones, B.A., of Devizes, who had been appointed by the Education Committee the previous day headmistress of the Tasker's Girls' School. They were glad to welcome her there, and they hoped her connection with the school would be pleasant and success- ful. The Governors would assist the new headmistress in every way which lay in their power. He might add that one of tho principal reasons which iuiluenced the members I of the Education Committee in their selection was the length of Miss Jones' tenure of her appointment at Devizes. They did not like to be constantly changing their headmistresses. THE FINANCIAL POSITION. JVLsss Anderson presented a statement of accounts, inclusive of the stock of stationery and coal, and this was ordered to be paid. The Chairman said that every year they assigned a sum for assistant mistresses' salaries, which was allowed to the various teachers on the recommendation of the headmis- tress. The sum the previous year was £ 300, and they were prepared to recommend that year that a sum of £ 390 be granted. He (the chairman) thought it was well not to give too large a sum in an increase, so as to avoid any possibility of their having to reduce the amount at some future date. They were endeavouring to get the school rocognised as a secondary school, and had for- warded the plans for that purpose. The Rev. James Phillips pointed out that under the new regulations they would have bursars instead of pupil teachers at the school. In order to be recommended for a bursary a pupil must have passed two years at a recog- nised secondary school and be between sixteen and eighteen at the time of the application. The local education authorises were to recommend for bursaries boys and girls who intended in the future to become elementary school teachers. The period of training covered by the grant was to be for one year. The head teacher had to certify also as to the suitability of the candidate. The grant for such bursars to the secondary school was ;Cl I which was fairly handsome. The Chairman: We get X12 a year with each pupil teacher. Miss Anderson said she had five probationers and 12 juniors, 10 of whom desired to become teachers, and the majority of whom might qualify for bursaries. It was resolved that Miss Anderson submit a list of scholars recommended as bursars. SANITARY CONDITION OF THE SCHOOL. The Chairman said their next business was to consider the sanitary inspector's report upon the sanitary con- dition of the school. In his report Mr W. Bevan stated that at the request of Mr J. W. Phillips he had tested and made a superficial examination of the drainage and sanitary arrangements of the schools and schoolhouse at Tower Hill. He opened up all the man hole covers, except one in the cloak room, which he found to have stuck, and which could not be taken up without removing a portion of the wood block flooring. The manholes were very securely covered by proper fitting airtight covers, but the construction of the man holes was very faulty. Branch drains were brought into the manholes, in some cases as much as two feet above the floors thereof, and the floors and the channels of the manholes were very badly arrauged Consequently a considerable amount of splashing and fouling took place, and ultimately an accumulation of paper and other solid matter collected somewhere in the manhole,'and at times it might, through an extra flush discharging from a branch drain, or by its own weight, be dislodged and Washed into the pipe, where it was caught by any obstruction that might be in the inside of the pipes, caused by faulty construction or otherwise, and completely blocked the drain. N 0 round was opened to expose any of the pipes to view, so he had not the opportunity of ascertaining what material the pipes were jointed with, or whether they were jointed at all nor could he tell if the gradients were even and properly set out. There should not have been anything wrong with the gradient, as the natural slope of the ground towards the sewer lent itself to good and even foils. But judging from superficial appearances, he should say some of the drains had been laid through "made" and consequently loose ground, which was very treacherous, and would, in the course of time, be sure to shift and cause serious damage to the dram, if it were not supported on a good substantial bed of cement concrete. Once a drain was disturbed in that manner, it became most defective and inefficient, leaking liquid sewage all along the line, and leaving the liquid matter stranded in the pipes, to decompose and give off obnoxious gases through every leaking joint, and, in time, blocking the drain entirely. He applied the smoke test to all the drains and, in doing so, he tested in sections as far as circumstances would permit. The test, however, revealed defects in each section, showing that the joints were very leaky, and seriously at fault. The drains were not properly intercepted from the sewer and insufficiently ventilated. He considered the whole of the dainage required reconstruction. Of course, a lot of the materials could be again used, which would somewhat lessen the cost of the work. As to the method of construction aud full details, he would be pleased to further advise them with plans and particulars upon receiving their instructions. The Rev. James Phillips said he considered that a very serious state of affairs, and one which would involve great expense to the Governors. He should like to know when the drains were laid, and who laid them ? The Chairman replied that he believed the drains were laid in ISSS. The architect was Mr Tom Reynolds, and be believed there were three contractors, Messrs John Roberts, John Lloyd, and John Havard. The joints ought not to have been made with clay. Mr Rule Owen said that unless they actually stood over the man who laid the drains, there was always end- less trouble. He had had to have the drains of his own house taken up the previous year at a cost of C28. Tho joints oi the old drains were of clay, and in some places the pipes did not meet by half-an-inch, and allowed the drainage to percolate into the ground. The Chairman thought it would be wise to ask Mr W. Bevan to undertake the plans and estimates for the work at once. Mr Rule Owen: They will not be able to relay the drains while the children are in school. Miss Audwaou The holidays cojauieuco next Friday. The Cierk mentioned that Mr Reynolds, a son of the late architect, had a plan of the drains in his possession, which some tiiue ago lie offered to sell to the Governors for a guinea. It was resolved that the question of the drainage be undertaken by a committee, and the Clerk was instructed to write to Mr Reynolds, and obtain the old plan. The Clerk reported that, a0; instructed, he had insured the school staff with the Commercial Union Insurance Company. The amount covered in salaiies and wages was £(j;»), and the yearly premium, 18s 3d.
flocse Petty Sessions. OCTOGENARIAN'S ATTEMPTED SUICIDE. | SAD LLANGWM CASE. MILFORD COUNCIL PROSECUTION. The Roose sessions wero held at the Shire Hall, Haverfordwest, on Saturday before Mr J. T. Fisber (in the chair), Alderman T. L. James, Mr A. W. Massy, and Mr James Thomas (Great Harmeston). SELLING WITHOUT A LICENSE. An afljoJurnad case was that in which Hannah Jones, of the New Inn, Portfield Gate, was charged with selling iutoxicants without a license. Defendant admitted the offence at the last court, and the bench adjourned the case for the atfendance of the owner of the house, Mr Keppel Palmer. The Clerk mentioned that the house had now been closed. Mr Palmer was called and said the woman did not act on his advice. Defendant: Mr Palmer did not tell me not to sell. The Clerk Did you advise her not to sell ? Mr Palmer said he called on defendant that day three weeks, and told her that he wanted to see her husba ud. She replied that he had gone to work, and witness then said that he wanted him to fill up a form to give notice to the police. The Cleik Didn't you think it necessary to warn him. Mr Palmer I didn't know whether the man would be home in time to give notice to the police. The Clerk There was no licence in existence. Mr Palmer My late tenant holds the license now. The Clerk: You should have warned this woman not to sell. Mr Palmer But I didn't. I didn't think she was doing anything wrong so long as she applied for a tem- porary transfer. It didn't occur to me to tell her. The Clerk She said you told her. Mr Palmer Well, it's a lie. The Chairman There is no license. Mr Palmer Not in her name. Alderman James: The licensee does not live on the premises. Mr A. D. Williams, who appeared for defendant, asked Mr Palmer if he had not informed the police of the intended application. Mr Palmer: Yes, I told them, not officially, but merely in conversation. Mr Williams The notice is not absolutely necessary in case of urgency. The Clerk That is something new, Mr Williams. Mr Williams read a section from the Act stating that the seven days' notice might be dispensed with in cases of urgency. The Clerk But some notice is necessary. Supt. James denied that any notice had been given to the police. Mr Palmer I withdraw. Supt. James mentioned that the tenant, Mr Rees, bad been out a long tune, and a man named Lewis made an application for a temporary transfer, but he had been convicted for keeping open his house during closing hours. The Chairman said the magistrates would deal leniently with this case, as they believed the woman didn't know that she could not sell. She would be fined 10s., inclu- ding costs. TRANSFER NOT GRANTED. Mr A. B. Williams applied for a transfer of the license of the New Inn to the woman Jones, who was convicted iu the preceding case. Supt. James said he did not object to the applicant personally, but he wished to say that notice was served on him by the husband, William Jones, who was incom- petent to hold a license. When that was discovered by Mr Palmer and others interested in the house, a notice was served by the wife, against whose character he had tiothid,- to s; Mr Williams remarked that the husband would be working all day, and would only be home at nights. The applicant was called and said she had no family, and would have plenty of time to attend to the business of the house. Her husband was a farm labourer, and would be away all day. She was the tenant of the house, and she mentioned that she had had previous ex- perience of this class of business at Fisbguard and St. David's. She had not signed any agreement, and was to pay the rent quarterly. The Chairman announced that the magistrates were of opinion that as the house had been badly conducted the transfer should be refused. MILFORD GAS PROSECUTION. On behalf of the Milford Haven Council, Mr R. T. P. Williams, of Haverfordwest, appeared to prosecute in a case in which Mrs McFarlane, of the Lord Kitchener Hotel, was summoned for making an unlawful connection with the gas mains. Mr Gilbertson, Pembroke Dock, appeared for the defendant. Mr Willliams said that incorporated in the Milford Improvement Act, vesting the Gas Works in the Council, was the Gas Works Clauses Act of 1817, which makes it illegal for anyone to lay, or cause to lay, any pipe to communicate with any pipe belonging to the undertaking without the Council's consent. The penalty was that the party against whom the olfence was brought home should pay to the undertakers a sum of f,), aud 40s for every day such pipe shall remain. Proceeding, Mr Williams said that sometime in May or June, Mrs McFarlane applied to the District Council to hire to her a cooker, and as a result of that application the Council's Gas Manager visited the premises, and found that Mrs McFarlane had in use in her sitting room or parlour a gas fire, with pipes communicating with the supply pipes of the Council's mains. The result was that the gas consumed in the sitting room did not pass through the meter and had not been paid for. The connection was visible to anyone serviug in the bar, and Mrs McFarlane must have known of it. Upon enquiry being made, it appeared that Mrs McFarlane had engaged a man named Martin to connect the pipes. He was not now proceeding against Mrs McFarlane for abstracting the gas, but for causing the pipe to be laid without consent. If the magistrates were satisfied on this point he would not proceed with the other charge. Mr Lewis, clerk to the Council, said the main in Charles Street, where Mrs McFarlane lives, belonged to the Council, and Mrs McFarlane never applied to have the gas fire connected. When the connection was discovered Mrs McFarlane called on him, and when he informed her that the Council had decided to prosecute, she expressed surprise, and said she thought she might have been given au opportunity of meeting the gas committee and explaining matters. She added that she had lent Mr Martin money, and that she had done her best to get it back by allowing him to do certain works from time to time. It was Mr Martin who did this plumbing work for her. Witness said it was a great pity she had not disclosed the name in the first instance, and that the Council looked upon it as part of their public duty to bring the matter before the bench. Mr Robert J. Calderwood, manager of the gas and water undertaking, told the court that he visited Mrs McFar- laue's premises on June 1th in consequence of an applica- tion for a cooker, but on this day he did not make any inspection of the gas fittings so far as to lead up to the meter. The following day he again visited the premises and found a pipe connected at the outlet instead of the inlet of the meter, and in that way was connected with the council's mains. The diagram produced showed what had been done. The effect was that the gas consumed in the sitting room had not passed through the meter. The pipe was well above the ground and visible to anyone in the bar. Mrs McFarlane was rather surprised when he told her what had been done, and said she was not aware of its being illegally connected. She was anxious to have the matter settled, but she did not say who had made the connection except that it was a friend. Mrs McFarlane said she did not want the matter to become public. He reported it to the gas committee and on the luth called again on Mrs McFarlane on the instructions of the com- mittee. It was then Mrs McFarlane said that the conec- tion had been made by a man name Martin. He saw a tire in the inner room which had not been used for some- sometime. Witness disconnected the pipe on the occa- sion of his first visit. Mrs McFarlane told him the number of hours per day the fire had been used, and by this means lie was able to ascertain approximately the quantity of gas consumed. It came to 5,000 feet, which was equal to a cost of £1 2s fid. I Mr Gilbertson: Whoever put it there or caused it to be put there did it without any attempt at concealment. Mr Calderwood That is difficult for one to answer. It was put in such a position that anyone could see it. The meter has been in existence for some considerable time ?—That is so. Did your collectors go round and check the meter occasionally r Mr Calderwood: What do you mean by "check. They go round and read it quarteily, and enter the amount of the gas consumed in the book. Between the IGth December and June 5th your man had been round at least twice Yes. In order to read the meter he would have to go quite close. How high is the junction above the floorY—I should say about 16 or 18 iuches. When the man read the meter practically his elbow would be resting on this very juncture :-The door would be against him. At any rate your man did not notice it on his visits f Apparently not. Ap?'I one of your interviews with Mrs McFarlane didn't she show you another connection in respect of another stove. -Yes. Did she tell you that the connection had been made by the same man ?-I should not like to deny it. There is nothing wrong in that. In answer to other questions, witness said that the defendant showed him the invoice of the fire stove, which was purchased in December of last year. For the defendant, Mr Gilbertson said he had a rather difficult task to perfoim. In face of the facts he could not deny the charge; he pleaded guilty and yet not guilty. That looked hke an absurdity, but he was going to justify it. It was a broad maxim that ignorance of the law was no excuse, but he thought the Bench were justified in dealing with these cases according to the suspicion of guilt or innocence which belonged to the person committing the offence. If ever there was a person who had put her foot into it absolutely innocently it was Mrs Mclarlane. That was borne out, not only by her own assertion, but by the evidence given in chief. Mrs McFarlane did not know anything about consent being necessary, and a friend volunteering to make the connection, she allowed him to do so. If this man knew he was doing wrong, men it was an extra- ordinary thing that he should have put the connection where everybody in the bar could see it, and where it would be in the eyes of the meter-reader every time he came round. The meter-reader did not notice it apparently because he had Fuch a belief in the honesty of the house that lie didn't think it necessary to be par- ticularly careful. If Mrs McFarlane had any intention of taking gas deliberately in the first instance why hadn't she done so in the second, because the other connection was done properly ? It showed that she acted in perfect innocence in fact every step in the whole case seemed to be perfectly compatible with innocence of conduct. There was no suggestion of any attempt to hush up a criminal prosecution by means of money, but Mrs McFarlane thought it was a matter which should be settled by a payment. He hoped the Beuch would deal with the case without a conviction at all. The District Council probably took this case as a warning, and if Mrs McFarlane were convicted she would be made a scape goat. She had conducted the house since the death of her husband without a single complaint, and the conse- quence to her of a conviction would be most serious. Some, if not the majority of the urban councillors of Milford- Mr Williams: I think I must object now before he says it. The Clerk This is extraneous matter entirely. Mr Gilbertson I am entitled to say this that the consequences to Mrs McFarlane are very serious, more especially having regard to the license she holds. Ellen Martha McFarlane, the defendant, was then called, and said she had been the licensee of the Lord Kitchener Hotel since 190ft, when her husband died. During that time she had recei/ed no complaint. A friend had made the gas connection for her, and she did not know that it was necessary to get the consent rf the council. Another gas stove was subsequently put in in another room, and Martin made the connection in that case properly. About five weeks ago she went to have a gas cooker put in. Mr Gilbertson You went into the lion's mouth. The Clerk: She could not go anywhere else. In further examination, defendant said she had been the very reverse of extravagant in the use of gas as she thought she would have to pay for it. Cross-examined, Mrs McFarlane said that Martin was a handy man he was a fruiterer, coal merchant, and carpenter. Mr Williams: I never heard of him being a plumber until now. Mrs McFarlane said that Martin was in the house when the stove was received, and she allowed him to do the work. Mr Williams Every man to his trade ? Why didn't you engage a regular plumber ? Mrs McFarlane: I engaged Mr Martin because he was there when the stove arrived. I thought Mr Martin a competent man. Can you suggest any reason why Martin should have made this wrong connection r—No. He owed me money o. Ile owed me money and did this work by way of part payment. Mr Williams: You saw the pipe 'I saw it, but I didn't know anything about it. You are not quite so simple as that. You had seen its connection with the outlet (-I don't know the difference between inlet and outlet. You don't know the difference between the street side j and the house side of the meter ?—I don't. Mr Gilbertson was about to call witnesses as to defen- dant's character, but Mr Williams said this was alto- gether unnecessary. The magistrates ordered defendant to pay il and costs, and allowed the prosecution advocate's fee. Mr Williams then withdrew the other charge of un- lawfully abstracting the gas. OCTOGENARIAN'S ATTEMPTED SUICIDE. William Evans, a blind octogenarian living at Black Tar, Llangwm, was led into court by the Rev. Henry Evans, rector of Llangwm, and was told to answer to the law for having attempted to take his own life on May 17. Defendant, who will be 80 years of age next birtbday, is a naval pensioner. Martha Evans, wife of the defendant, said that for some time past her husbond had complained of pains in his head. On the morning of May 17 she left home ] about 10 o'clock, her husband being then in bed. She j arrived back about noon, and found him still in bed, but bleeding from the throat. He had been attended by Dr. Harrison, of Haverfordwest, and that morning had com- plained very much of pains in the head. Dr. Harrison, on visiting Evans's house at Llangwm found him in bed in a sort of cupboard in the wall." Ho had been bleeding profusely, for two mattresses were stained through, but with the loss of blood it took three or four men to get Evans out of bed in order that witness might see what was the matter. He found that the wiud pipe had been cut into, and that he had just missed the vessels. Evans struggled while witness put in five stitches. He had gradually got better. Witness added that near Evans's side he found a blood stained knife and a bottle which had contained clilorodyne. The Clerk Do you think from his appearance that he had taken the chlorodyne ? Dr. Harrison No. I found no evidence that he had been taking the chlorodyne then, but he bad been suffer- ing a great deal from his head, and he might have been taking some chlorodyne for that. At any rate there were no signs of opium poisoning. The Clerk Mentally is he all right ? Dr. Harriscii: ITe has not made up the blood he has lost, and it will take him a considerable time to make it up at his age. It is very difficult for him to get anyone to take him out, and he is indoors mooping." He has been a very active man, and spending so much time indoors tends to depress him. I cannot say he is absolutely clear when he gets these fits of mental depression. Asked if ho had anything to s-,iy, Evans replied Tell the magistrates I am very sorry it happened. I cannot say how it was. I can tell them it will never happen again. Rev. Henry Evans, rector of Llangwm, said be intended taking Evans to Cardiff in order to undergo an operation to remove double cataract from his eyes. Ou Mr Evans promising to exercise a little personal supervision, the old man was discharged, the Chairman expressing the hope that after the operation Evans would once more be able to get about a little. SCHOOL ATTENDANCE. David Griffiths, Great Eisteru Terrace, Neyland, was fined 10s including costs for neglecting to send his child to school. For a similar offence, Sarah Brown, Upper Haroldston, was fined 5s including costs John Orruond, Ilasguard, 7s including costs, and John Jenkins, St. Ishmaels, 4s including costs. NO APPEARANCE. There was no appearance in the case in which Martha Thomas, of Church Lake, Neyland, summoned her husband, George Thomas, for assault. The case had been twice adjourned, and it was now struck out. j ROCH MAN SENS TO PRISON. Mathew Henry Powell, of Long Hill, R)ch, was brought up at the instance of Sarah Thomas, of Roch, for the non-payment of bastardy arrpars amounting to over ;C"). Defendant said he was very sorry he had no offer to make. The Chairman: There is plenty of work haymaking now. Defendant replied that he had been unable to get work, and added that he was not the father of the child. The Chairman It was not we who decided that. It was made before our time. We cannot revoke that. The Clerk You could have appealed if you were wrongly convicted. Defendant It is hard for me to pay for another man's child. The Chairman: You didn't prove that at the time. Defendant The child is the picture of the fellow who was after the girl then. (Laughter). The Chairman said the Bench were very sorry to do it, but they would be obliged to send him to prison for a month. The maximum period would be two months, and they hoped that when defendant came out of prison he would pay up regularly, because next time the sentence would be increased. Defendant: I cannot pay because I have nothing. The Chairman The Bench can do nothing else. Defendant: I hare a bit of hay and some turnips to get in. The Chairman: You have bad every opportunity. This covers a period of fifty weeks. LICENSING. A temporary transfer of the New Inn, Neyland, was j granted to Mr Wm. Henry Williams.
Dungleddy Sessions. These sessions were held on Friday before Mr R. LJ. Lloyd and Mr Victor Higgon. SEQUEL TO AN ACCIDENT. Mathew Thomas, of Boulston, did not appear to answer a charge of riding a bicycle without a light. John Morgans, of Hanton Red Houses, Boulston, told the court that on the night of June 15th, he was returning home from Haverfordwest about half-past eleven, and when near Uzmaston a cyclist passed him, followed by defendant, who was also on his bicycle. Defendant had no light, nor did he ring his bell. Witness added that he was knocked down by the defendant, and as a result of the injury sustained he had been laid up ever since. A fine of 2s (id and costs was imposed. ANIMALS ASTRAY. I For allowing two mares and two colts to stray on I the highway, Griffith Llewellin, of Llanycefn,Was fined 2s and costs. SWINE FEVER AT WOODSTOCK. I Price Thomas, of "Woodstock, Amblcston, was summoned for failing to report an existence of swine fever on his premises, in contravention of the Diseases of Animals Act. Defendant (len ied the offence. P.C. Henton said that on June 2> lie visited defendant's premises, and found that his pigs were looking very ill. Suspecting it to be a case of swine fever, he reported the matter, and this proved to be the case. The magistrates believed that defendant acted in ignorance, and that he had no intention of evading the law. He was Ilned ís (id, including costs. CYCLISTS FlED. [ J. Lawrence, of Bletherston Cross, Llawliaden, i was fined 2s 6d and costs for riding a bicycle without I a light. For a similar offence, John Watts, Llandissilio, was fined 2s till and costs. DRUNKENNESS. John Thomas, of Llandissilio, was fined 5s and costs for having been drunk at Llanycefn. For having been drunk and disorderly at Maen- clochog, a German named Charles Gronnow was fined 2s tid and costs. SUNDAY DRINKING. C. iieckett, 01 the Jrrecelly Hotel, MaencJochog, was summoned for keeping "open his premises for the sale of intoxicating liquors on Sunday, 14th July, and Private John Bunce and Private J. 'Paten, of the Wiltshire Regiment, were charged with being unlawfully on the premises. The three defendants appeared and admitted the offence, and therefore no evidence was taken. The licensee was fined 7s fid and costs, and the other defendants 7s fid including costs. A DANGEROUS PRANK. Mr L. H. Thomas, of the Castle Square, sum- moned two youths named Frederick Edwards, of Good Hook, and Benjamin Lewis, of Green Plain. Uzmaston, 17 and in years of age respectively, for assaulting his son. Lewis James Thomas. Mr Thomas told the court that on returning from Narberth, on June 2fi, his son was cycling some distance in front. It was raining ver.? heavily at the time. On the Narberth road the two defendants met him, and joining hands across the road, they threw him down. While on the ground, the defend- ants made use of very bad language to his son. When prosecutor arrived, the boys ran away, but he afterwards ascertained their names, and in an inter- view, they admitted the offence. Prosecutor's son bore out his father's story, and added that the boys having pulled him off the bicycle, swore at him. Lewis, whose father appeared on his behalf, was lined 7s fid aud costs, and the other defendant 10s and costs. WITHOUT A LIGHT. At the instance of Mr Hewett, excise officer, Wm. Lewis, of Lower Lamborongh, Wiston, was lined lUs and costs for carrying a guu without a license.
Haverfordwest Petty Sessions. These sessions were held on Monday before the mayor (Mr James Reynolds). Mr L. Roberts. Dr. Greenish, Mr James Rowlands, and Mr C. C. Saies. ADMITTED. Henry Poole, of the Old Bridge, was summoned for having been drunk on July 9th. Defendant appeared and admitted having had a drop of drink, and this being his first offence, a fine of 2s (;d with- out cost was imposed. No evidence was called. WHERE DID HE GET THE DRINK? Thomas Costello, a stranger, was brought up on a charge of having been druuJ, and disorderly on the Cartlett Road on Sunday evening. P.C. Jones, the police clerk, said that at 7.15 o'clock on Sunday evening lie found defendant drunk in Cartlett Hoad. He was accosting ladies and gentlemen as they came from church, and if they took no notice of him he cursed and swore. Because of his behaviour, defendant was taken into custody. Supt. James mentioned that defendant's conduct was very bad. He caused a large crowd to assemble. and considerable excitement prevailed. Defendant was fined 5s. and 4s. costs, the Mayor remarking that this sort of conduct must be put down. It was shameful that people should thus have to submit to such behaviour coming from church. Where these people got the drink from he did not know, as public-houses were supposed to be closed on Sundays. Supt. James asked for immediate payment. The Bench complied, and as defendant had only Is 8d in his possession, he was obliged to choose the alternative of seven days' imprisonment. GIPSY BOSWELL SUMMONED. Abraham Boswell, described as a gipsy, was sum- moned for allowing a horse to stray. P.S..Tames proved the case, and Supt. James said that defendant had lit a fire 50 feet from the high- way, but he had not been proceeded against for that. Fined Is., with 4s. costs. Another gipsy, named Eliza Scourfield, was fined Is. each and costs in respect of four animals astray. An order was made for immediate payment. U' m. SCHOOL ATTENDANCE. i 1.? 11.1 1 ?? 11 NNIII. tlias, ot jiri(ige 1'no square, was sum- moned for neglecting to send a child to school. A fine of 5s and ss. fid. costs was imposed. When aslied if slie wanted time to pay Mrs Elias walked I ont of court withont giving an answer, and tbe Bench out of court Wit]1 Oil t (' N' i made an order for payment forthwith, or 14 days in default. AX ASSAULT. Thomas White, of Dew-street, was charged with assaulting William Jelilins on June lth. This case bad been twice adjourned. White again pleaded not guilty. The complainant stated that lie was walking along High-street, and when opposite Mr Adams's shop he stopped to talk to a number of men. They were all skylarking together. He caught hold of White's coat, when the defendant struck him a violent blow in the eye. White Didn't yon catch me by the throat first ? Complainant: No. William Thomas Davies said he happened to be passing when he saw a number of men chaffing Jenkins. White caught Jenkins by the coat and the complainant then struck the defendant, who hit back again. George Henry Beynon also saw the affair. The men were skylarking. The Clerk Did you see White strike Jenkins in the eye?—I saw him give him a bit of a tap. Gilbert Thomas stated that he passed the men in company with Mr Davies. He could not tell which of the men struck first. They were skylarking and lie (lid not take very much notice of the affair. Edward Phillips corroborated. The defendant, he said, (lid not strike the plaintiff a severe blow. Deputy Chief Constable James said perhaps the magistrates would like to bear the evidence of the inspector to whom the plaintiff made a complaint of having been assaulted. Inspector Thomas stated that on the 12th of last month Jenkins came to the office. lie was very excited, but quite sober. He complained that the defendant had struck him in the eye. His eye was in a very bad state, much swollen, and he must have received a severe blow. The injury must have been very painful to a man of the defendant's age. Witness advised him to go to the magistrates' clerk's office. The Defendant gave evidence on his own behalf. Jenkins caught him by the throat, he said, and then attempted to strike him. He caught hold of the complainant's list and forced his arm back. Both of their fists came into contact with the complainant's head. The magistrates retired to consider their decision, and on their return, the Chairman said they con- sidered that the men were sky-larking at first, but afterwards a serious assault was committed. The defendant would be fined 10s fid and 19s lid costs, or in default, one month's imprisonment. The money was immediately forthcoming. LICENSING APPLICATIONS. Air Gwyther, of the Mariner s Hotel, was granted an occasional license from nine till six on the occasion of the Agricultural Show on August 1st. Mr Elson Williams applied for the transfer of the license of the Spirit Vaults on the Old Bridge, from Mr John Eynon to himself. Mr Eynon was not present, but had sent a telegram, and the licensing sessions were adjourned for his attendance until August 12th. COULD NOT PAY. Alary Ann John charged lienjamin JJavies with disobeying a bastardy order under which the arrears amounted to 1: 4 2s fid. The defendant pleaded that he was out of work and thinking of applying for out-door relief himself. Davies was bound over in his own recognisance for t.5 to appear before the magistrates on August 12th.
Milford Haven Port Sanitary | Authority. INSURANCE OF OFFICIALS. ) A KNOTTY POINT. THE HOSPITAL SHIP. I Mr Charles Mathias, Lamphey Court, presided over a meeting of the above at the Lord Nelson Hotel, Milford Haven, at noon on Monday. There were also present:—Messrs. W. G. Parcell, F. S. Reed, J. T. Lawrence, S. W. Dawkins. W. C. Jones, J. H. Bishop, J. Ll. Davies, J. T. LI. Davies, T. L. James (Haverfordwest), the Medical Officer, (Dr. S. Griffith), the Inspector (Mr William Daviesi, and I the clerk (Mr F. L. Jeffs). The minutes of the last meeting were read by the Clerk, (luly confirmed, and signed by the Chairman. THE LATE MR. THOMAS LLEWELLIX. Before proceeding to the business on the agenda, Mr S. W. Dawkins said that since their last meet- ing one of their most useful and most respected members had passed away. He referred to Mr Thomas Llewellin, and proposed that a vote of con- dolence and sympathy be sent to Mrs Llewellin and I the other members of the family. The Chairman seconded, and the motion was carried. H THE RATS OX THE DOCK. The question of dealing with the extirpation of rats from the Dock came up for discussion again. It appears that the Dock Company are slow to move in the matter, and the real danger is that if a cholera-infested ship were to arrive, the disease would be conveyed ashore by the rats, whilst on the other hand tliey are good scavengers. Mr Heed said that the Milford Haven District Council was liable for every lluisançe. It was eventually decided to write to the Local Government Board stating their complaint and ask- ing them to take steps, four gentlemen only voting for an amendment to write again to Mr Ward. MEDICAL OFFICER'S REPORT. Dr Griffith said there had been no cases of in- fectious disease during the quarter. THE INSPECTOR'S REFORT. The Inspector stated that owing to the inclement weather the work of tarring the ship had not been completed. Mr Davies was re-appointed Inspector. INSURANCE OF OFFICIALS. The question of insuring the officials gave rise toconbiderabledimculty. Mr J. LI. Davies pointed out that if their officials met with an accident, whilst performing duties for that Authority, they could claim no compensation from their other employers. The question for them to decide was to what extent they were liable. The Chairman We can insure them at 2s fid a head, can't we? Mr Bishop You are not liable for a person receiv- ing more than t'HOO a year. The Clerk thought that that was so. Mr Bishop asked if their oilicials Nvoul(I not be in- cluded underthe list of casual workmen. The Chairman and Mr Parcell thought that they should be insured according to the salary they re- ceived from that body. Mr J. LJ. Davies again pointed out that if they were incapacitated whilst in the execution of their duties in connection with that Authority they would have no claim on their other employers. He was willing to bring the matter before the Insurance Company. It was necessary to insure an apprentice earning a shilling a week, so that if lie met with an accident lie would receive t:(;(-) a year. } It was decided that the Clerk ascertain the extent of their liabilities, and that with the Chairman's assistance, he be empowered to make the necessarv arrangements for insurance. THE HOSPITAL SHIP. Mr Lawrence said there was at Jacob's Pill a hospital with accommodation for 80 beds, and he did not see why they should keep a ship at Sandy Haven. The Clerk said that the Customs and Harbour Master must be consulted before any alteration in the place for receiving patients could be made. Mr J. LI. Davies said that as one of the oldest members lie might tell them that this question had been up for the last 20 years. No doubt the time was approaching when that Board should see about getting an isolation hospital in a convenient spot. There were several objections to Pembroke. They had been unable to acquire a convenient piece of ground, but if they were able to surmount this difficulty it would be a wise policy perhaps in con- junction with the Milford Urban Council to erect a little hospital. Mr Bishop: It's our duty to provide for any persons coming into the port. Is the ship a fit place or not to put a man suffering from cholera ? It's not fit for the rats, and if the Local Government Board knew its state they would order it to be burned as soon as it had been tarred. Why not have a place when we can get it ? I propose that Mi- Lawrence and Mr Reed be appointed a committee to consider the matter. Mr J. LI. Davies replied that a representative of the Local Government Board had been down and approved of tbc vessel. "I y Bishop: Is it water-tight ? Ju Davies: What does that master" The place can be littcc1 up in a fit condition within fortv- eight hours. Mr Lawrence Has there ever been a person in the sli i p ? Mr J. LI. Davies No. Mr Lawrence mentioned a case of small-pox. but the Inspector said that was before that Authority was established. Air J. LI. Davies That vessel is 15 vears' oJd and we have not spent £ 50 on it during the 'whole time. No one seconded the proposition of Mr Bishop who said that as a representative of the fishing industrv he would take it upon himself to write to the Local Government Board concerning the matter. Mr Davies But Mr Davies tells us that the Local Government Board have seen it. Mr Bishop: Perhaps some time ago. Mr Davies: Within the last three years. The matter then dropped, and this concluded ? ?thebusiness.'
KIILFORO HAVEN NEWS. ARTIFICIAL TEETH.—Edward Eugland, Limited, now attends at Mr Meyler, Chemist, Charles Street, Milford Haven, every other Tuesday. See large adver- j tisemeut. Consultation free. English and American Artificial Teeth. Teeth fixed by the Company's Patent Suction, requiring no fastening For articulation and eating they are equal to the natural teeth. j ANOTHER FIRE SCARE. DISGRACEFUL HOOLIGANISM. About 11 o'clock on Friday night as some folk were going home past the timber yard adjoining the late Mr F. Sankey's sawmills, near the Manslield Street entrance, they observed smoke issuing from between the hoardings. A lad named John was in- stantly despatched to ring the fire bell. Meanwhile a number of men arrived on the spot. Mr J. Feandle fetched a. crow-bar with which they broke down some of the hoarding and effected an entrance. About four yards inside from the back road they dis- covered a smouldering piece of timber just begin- ning to flame. It was situated underneath some baulks of pitchpine. Mr S. Scott ran and fetched a pail of water. and in doing so struck his head against a shoot receiving a nasty gash. However he handed the water through the gap and Mr George Davies successfully put the fire out. The lire alarm brought a large crowd to the spot. The fire brigade under Captain H. Edwards were promptiy on the spot with their appliances. wmch fortunat,ely were not required. As each liremati made his appearance he was received with ironical cheering. jeering and booing by a large section of the crowd, whose conduct called forth much indignation from all right-thinking people, and it is fortunate that the men had no work to do. for, from all appearances, they would have been much hindered in the per- formance of their duty. It is indeed hard upon men who are prepared to sacrifice themselves in the saving of property and perhaps life, to be held up to public ridicule as they were on the night in question. 6troiig measures are really needed on another occa- sion to quell what really amounts to hooliganism. The discovery of the fire was timeh. for had it once got a hold, owing to the timber and inflammable stuff stocked on the premises, the outbreak would ￼ have been disastrous. BE-NEFIT. DISTRICT NURSE* FC\D BENEFIT. On Friday night Mr W. Haggar. with his usual kind generosity, gave a bioscope entertainment on behalf of the funds of the District Nursing Associa- tion. The pictures were up to the customary high standard, and it is gratifying to know that the sum of t.) ISs fid, was received as a result of the enter- tainment. Mr G. H. D. Birt is still the president, whilst the new secretary of this deserving institu- tioil. is -lir, Haro](I J. Evaiis. JAMES MORTIMER GETS ANOTHER CHANCE. A frequent occupant of the cells, James Mortimer, fisherman, was once more lodged therein on Friday night. About 11.80 that night P-S. Phillips found him helplessly drunk on the Nelson steps, and accordingly he was taken into custody by the guardian of law and order. He was brought before Colonel Roberts on ttaturday morning and dis- charged on payment of 2s (ill costs. ￼ ? PARISH CHURCH. The festival of the Sunday schools and children's i guild will take place ou Sunday next iu St. j Catherine's church. The preacher will be the Hev. J. H. Phillips, M.A.. vicar of the Church of the Holy Trinity. Abergavenny. There will be a corporate communion of the Sunday school teachers and other workers at s a.m., choral eucharist at 10 a.m.. matins and sermon 11 a.m., flower service p.m., evening sermon and procession. I;U. The north side of the nave will be reserved for about 2on of the elder scholars, who will, at the evening service, take > part in the procession. The collections will be in aid of the Sunday school funds. The annual picnic ■ will take place to-morrow iThursday i in a field near the church, kindly lent by Mr J. Whicher. The! scholars will meet at the National Schools at 2 p.m.. and will inareli from there to the held, headed by the Haverfordwest Brigade and.. I REJlUnOTII SUNDAY SCHOOL ANNIVERSARY, Successful anniversary services were held in con- nection with Rehoboth Calvinistic Methodist Sunday School on Sunday last. At the morning service at 10.W, the preacher was the Rev. John Ward tWesleyaiv, who delivered a practical sermon suitable to the occasion. In the afternoon at 2.HO a children's service was held, when tiie scholars of Hakin Point Wesleyan School also attended. Mrs J. H. Edwards. Thornton, gave a splendid address, which was highly appreciated. Solos were sweetly rendered by Misses Davies. Connie Manson. and | Hilda Squires. The evening service commenced at 1 1;11, and consisted of the service of song entitled St. Paul." The connective readings were to have been taken by Mr George E. Jones. schoolmaster, but at the commencement, the pastor, Rev. John Harris, annnounced that owing to the sudden afflction of Mr Jones' only child, he was unable to be present. Knowing the trouble he had recently experienced, they felt great sympathy for Mr Jones. The readings were taken by Mr Harris. The choir, under the conductorsbii) of Mr William Michael, and considering their numbers, acquitted them- selves remarkably well. The servIce comprised anthems and choruses, with a quartet taken bv Mrs Yaughan. Miss Davies, Messrs \Y. Richards, and F. Yaughan. Flbil TRADE. (Week ending July 2ord.i iiake has been scarc-ei (lunng the past week but owing to the number of boats now fishing out of the port, fair supplies are being landed daily. Except- ional high prices have been realised throughout the summer. To-day (Tuesday), live steam trawlers brought in 380 kits of lialie and about 800 kits of other kinds. Hake made from 32s to 39s per kit. magrams, 2fis, ling. 10s. dorrics, 40s, pollock, His, haddock, iss. rays. ls to 23s, monks Us per kit; ￼ 2. s lenic)us, 10s, per cod, 2%, plaice, MS. conger. 28s, lemoDs,lOs. per box soles, t:14 per trunk. The steam liner Cuckoo landed a tine catch which included 114 kits of skate, 25 kits of ray, thirty kits of ling and over sixty boxes of conger. She grossed £ lst>. .t
Probable Revival of a Milford Bndisstry. We understand that the shipbuilding works at Pill Point, which have been idle for many years. are shortly to be re-started as a breaking-up yard by a Glamorganshire firm. It will mean a substantial impulse to the already thriving port, which has trebled its trade and doubled its population in com- paratively recent years.
Dates to be Remembered at Milford Haven. July 18th. Wesleyan Sunday School picnic held over from June 27th. July :21st. Hcho(Jth Sunday School Anniversary. Rev. John Ward at 10.80; afternoon at 2.80. siuging and recitations, with an address by Mr J. B. Edwards; evening at G.80, CI vice of song, "St Paul." July 25th. Rehoboth Sunday School annual picnic. July School picnic. • July 2.5th. Thornton Sunday School picnic in field near the Chapel. August 1st. Grand evening eisteddfod in connection with S. Catherine's Sunday School in Masonic Hull. Male Voice test picce "The Little Church 25 to 85 voices. Prize, £ t. Mixed Pai tv "I was tossed by the wind (Parry), 25 to 85 voices. Prize, £ 2. Further particulars from Mr F. W. G. Stephens, Hakin, on receipt of one stamp. Juvenile Rechabites.—Hope of Milford TeBt.—A pic-nic will be held on Thursday, August 15th, in a field near the Church (kiudly lent by J. NN-hich"(?r, Esq. J.P.) Tickets Dd each tea for visitors on tbetables at 5 80. August 22nd.—Garden fete postponed from July 25th. August 1st. — Public tea and continuation North Road Baptist Sunday School Picnic. September 22nd and 23rd. Isorth Road Baptist Church Anuiveisary. Preacher: Rev, James Owen, Swansea, ex-president Baptist I mon.
MODEL YACHT CLUB. To the Editor of the Milford Haven Telegraph." SIR.—Will you kindly allow me, tnrougn your valuable paper, to appeal to all lovers of model yachting in Milford Haven and district. Several gentlemen of Milford Haven having expressed a desire to form a model yacht club, a meeting will be held at the Lord Nelson Hotel (bv kind permission of Mr Keeping1 to consider the tl Ist, at p.iii, above, on Wednesday. July ;¡J¡,;t, at 7 P-m. It is hoped that a goodly number of gentlemen, sl)ort, \?-ill iiiake it who delight in this interesting sport, will make it convenient to attend, and that a, strong club for Milford Haven, Hakin. and district may be formed forthwith. I am. sir. Youi s faithfully. JOHN JONES. Bolton IIill Council School. .10E¡; Haverfordwest. 22nd July, iiK)7.
NEYLAND NEWS. Good news for the people, viz That the Establishment of The People's Draper, is equipped with Summer Wear ci every discription of Lalies and Gents, ready for the outburst of fine weather that has come upon us. The latest styles, up-to-date, and best value is the motto at BiDPLECOiTBE's, for ready cash only. ;it. DOCKYARD APPRENTICES. liie result of the open competitive examination held on fth and 10th May for entry as apprentices in His Majes:y's Dockyards are to hand. The number required for each yard are as follows:- Portsmouth vacancies Devonport. 52 Chatham .>11 j¡eprnec:s is Haul bowline 11 Pembroke 10 isi UO- at remuroKe was equal to tne Joi-u at Devonport and ;;7th at Portsmouth. Pembroke boys need to pay more attention to arithmetic, English and drawing. In geometrv. algebra and elementary science they held their own. SCHOOL MANAGERS. The monthly meeting of the Managers of the Neyland and Llanstadwell Provided Schools, was held last Wednesday evening in the Girls' school at Neyland, when the member.? present were; Mr John Skone ichairman). Messrs James Hire. George Lewis, Oliver Garret. Rev. B. C. Evans and Mr Henry Richards. The Head Mistress of the Infants Department reported that It; girls and 11 boys were at present in the school over he age of 7 years. It appears that there is much dissatisfaction existing amongst the parents of those children as it is generally supposed that a child when it reaches the age of 7 years should be transferred to the adult school. This cannot be done at present on account of occommodation. and the Inspector in a previous report suggested that those children who were fit to he transferred to the adult school should be taught first standard work in the Infant School. Whether this is being done was not clear to the managers, and it was resolved that the subject be postponed until after the holidays. A resolution was passed in support of Miss Folland's application for an increase of salary. The head teacher of the girls' depart- ment. applied for one day's leave of absence on Monday. 22nd July, and the matter was left in the hands of the chairman. It transpired from the time books that one of the head teachers had been absent without the consent of the managers, and it was resolved that head teachers should not absent themselves from school, except through unforeseen circumstances without the consent of the managers. It was resolved that the schoolsTbe closed for a month's holiday from the 2fith inst. Notice of motion was given that at the next meeting the question of "Home lessons" would be brought forward for discussion. OBITUARY We regret to record the death of Mrs Ann Nicholas, which took place at Newport (-Ilon., on Tuesday the 15th inst. The funeral took place last Saturday at Newport. Mrs Nicholas was the only daughter of the late Mr John Llewellyn, of Waterstone. and sister to Mr G. Llewellyn, foreman at the G. W.R. factory at Neyland. Much sympathy is felt with the relatives. PICNIC. La"t educsday afternoon a picnic party under the supervision of Miss Vaughan, assistant mistress, and consisting of girls belonging to Neyland Schools, passed through Hazel-Beach and crossed the hills to theWeirn. Here tea was provided, swings erected, and various games were played. The return journey commenced about I., p.m.. all arriving home safely. WEDDING. On Sunday morning a wedding took place in Llanstadwell Church. The contracting parties were Mary Ann Scurlock. third daughter of Mr Robert Scurlock. and Mr William Davies. son of the late Mr Davies. guard on the G. W. R. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Mr Davies in the absence of the vicar, Rev. L. H. Iiumsey.
THE GREAT SKIN CURE. Bl'DDEN'S S.R. SKrx OIXTMEXT will cure Itching after one application destroys every form of Eczema heals all Wounds and Sores acts like a charm en bad legs is Infallible for Piles: Prevents Cuts from Festering will cure Ringworm in a few days removes the most obstinate Eruptions and Scurvy. Boxes 7fd. and Is ld. Agent for Haverfordwest F. D. Philhpe, Chemist, 2o, Market Street. Milford Haven: J, T. Jones, Chemist, 81, Charles Street T. D. Meyler, Chemist: St. David's Mr A. David, Chemist. 642
1ST. VOL. BATT. WELSH REGIMENT (B. Company). Orders for the week ending, July olst, 1907. Three members are required for the advance party, names to be given iu by Friday next. The advance party will leave by the 0.54 p.m. train on Tuesday, July 30th. Dress marching order N.P. caps. Issue of kits will take place on Monday. Wednesday and Friday evenings next week at S p.m. Members who are unable to attend Camp must apply for leave of C.O. in writing, statiug reasons. Orders for Camp will he published next week. W. J. Jones, captain.
BIRTHS. On the 1:,th ult., at 67. East Side, Prendergast, the wife of W. B. Griffiths, of a daughter. On the 22nd inst., at 47, Charles Street, Milford Ilaven. the wife of Llewellin J. Meyler, of a daughter. On the 19tL inst., at ¡5, Bridge Street, the wife of I-V. G. Phillips, of a son. On the 22ud iust the wife of James Woolcock, Dark Street, of a son. Ou the 23rd inst., at Balford, Johnstcn, the wife of Mr William Mathias, of a daughter. I MARRIAGES. On the Mh inst., at St. David's Church, Prender- gast, Jessie Evelence, fifth daughter of the late James John (Bull Inn), to Albon Henry, youngest sou of George Gaunt, Somerton, Oxford. DEATHS. On July 4th in London, Captain John Holland, late of the R.M. L.P., eldest son of the late Colonel Holland, of Sutton Lodge, Pembrokeshire, aged 6;).
APPROACHING EVENTS B' oad Haven Anniversary, Sunday, August 18th. Preacher Rev. James Owen, of Swansea, ex- president of the Baptist ULiou. Mrs Howell Walters' Garden Fete in aid of the Vicarage Fund, will be held Thursday, August 22nd. Albany Congregational Church. The anniversary services will be held on Sunday, August 18. Preacher Rev. W. Justin Evans, of Bromley, Kent. Wistou Chapel, -Anniversary services, Sunday, August 4. Preacher: Rev. R. Jones, B.A., Chester. Hill Park Church Anniversary, September 1st. Preacher Principal Edwards, D.D., South Wales Baptist College, Cardiff. Tabernacle Church anniversary services will be held on Sunday, August 25th, 1907. Preacher, the Rev. J. Hugh Edwards, London. Tea at Newgale in connection with Roch Wesleyau Chapel, on August Bank Holiday. A grand fete and fancy fair will be held at Johnston on Thursday, August 15, 1907, A large number of stalls furnished with fancy and useful articles, ,i b,r ?,t-Ils fuitiis h c shooting competition and many other attractions. The band of the Havrrfordwest Boys' Brigade will be in attendance. The sale will he opened by Lady Scourfield at 2 p.m. Proceeds in aid of the restoration of the church. Preliminary notice of Mrs Howell Walters' amateur dramatic entertainment, which will be held at the Masonic Hall, on Friday, December 27th. Wesleyan Chapel, Haverfordwest.—Har- vest Festival services on Sunday and Monday, September 22ud and 23rd. Preacher Rev E. Lightwood Smith, Chairman of the District, Cardiff. Bethlehem Baptist Chapel.—Church anni- versJY services, July 2v Preacher: J. A. Thomas, Frauksbndge (late of Narberth). Boulston, Haverford?est, Thursday, 5th September, r.?'7. Garden Fete and Sale of Wcrk to raise a fund for the m.unten'mcc of a free bed in the South Wales Sanatorium for Haverford west and district, and to assist the buildiug fund, All contributions in money or kind thankfully received by Capt. Reid, honorary secreta.ry, B >uleton. A bazaar and Christmas Tree in connection with Ebcnezo.r Church will be held on Thursday, Decem- ber 12. Further particulars will appear. Tabernacle Chapel, Little Haven.—Reno- vation Fund. July 25th, Bazaar at Broad Haven School- room. August Bank Holiday.—The second annual Flower Show will be held at Broad Haven. Tuesday, September 17th, at the Masonic Hall, Mr Alfred Capper of Windsor, with his Drawing Room Entertainment and Thought-Reading Seance, details will follow. Mr Capper has appeared with immense success before the King and all the Royal Family. Camrose Baptist Chapel.-The Sunday School Anniversary Services will be held on Sunday August 11th. Preacher: Rev. E. G. Watkins, Cilgerran. The Church Anniversary Services of Tier's Cross will be held on Sunday, August 4th, when Rev J. Gilbert Rees will officiate at and 6,30. Ebenezer Church anniversav, September 22 and 23. Preacher: Principal Owen Trys, Theological College, Aberystwyth. Weslcyan Sunday School. pol,tfiel(i Gate.- Anniversary services, Sunday, July 2S. Preacher Rev. J. Ward, Mi) ford Haven. A sale of work will be held at Scotchwell 011 Thursday, August 29th, in aid of G.F.S. Home of Rest at Llandrindod Wells, and G.F.S. Diocesan Fund. South Dairy Chapel Anniversary will be held ou August ri. The Rev. W. R. Lewis, of Gelli, will pioach at 10.30, 2.30 0.30. Thursday, August 15th.-Little Haven athletic sports, pony and galloway races. Hon. see. Mr R. C. Nicholls. Roose I)eanerv.-Suiiclav School Teachers' Association.—Walton est Church, Thursday (St. James' Day), 25th July, at 2.30 o'clock. Service and sermon by Rev. N. Chetwode Raro, rector of Tenby.
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