St. Mary's Church, Haverfordwest. Whitsun-Day, May 30th. Holy Communion, 8 a.m. Matins and Holy Communion, 11 a.m. Anthem, Hark, hark my Soul (Spar). Evensong, 6 p.m.; Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, F. R. Greenish. At 7 p.m. Orgau Recital by Dr. A. J. Greenish, of London, with special collection towards the Church Funds.
We regret to Lear that Mr. Thomas Russeil, of Dew Street, of the firm of Messrs Price & Russell, was stricken with paralysis in the left side early this moi-iiitig. Haverfordwest Golf Club.—The Bogey Competition for Mr W. Howell Walters's Challenge Yase, was played on the Racecourse ou Thursday, when Mr M. E. Morgan returned the best card, being four holes up. Pembrokeshire and Haverfordwest (Open) Dog Show.—The annual meeting of the above will be held at the Coffee Tavern on Friday evening next, May 28th, at 8.30, when all interested are especially asked to attend.—F. D. Phillips, lion. see. QUALITY—the keynote of business success- the point of value-the predominant feature of the "Telegraph" series of Private Stationary. If you once purchase your Notepapsr and Envelopes at the office of this Journal, you will do so again, because of the value we offer. Your address printed on the shortest notice or stamped from die in any colour. PEMBROKESHIRE AND HAVERFORDWEST IN- FIRMARY.-Number of patients in the akove institution for the week ending May 22nd in-patients, 14; j admitted, 1 discharged, 0 No. of out-patients 107. The Matron begs to acknowledge with best thanks the following gift:—Miss Williams, rhubarb. Haverfordwest Life Boat Fund.—The collection made on May Fair day resulted in the sum of £ 5 7s Sd being credited to the general fund, of this, Miss Florrie Roberts, City Road, obatincd more than half (t2 I is 2d), and as a reward for her efforts, the Mayor, on behalf of the Mayoress, who was unable to attend, presented Miss Roberts with a dainty handbag, in the Council Chamber on rnday last, at me same time thanking the other ladies who gave their services in this worthy cause. N.S.P.C.U.-The Carmarthen and Pem- broke (Counties) branch of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, has during the quarter ended March 31st, enquired into 54 complaints of neglect, ill-treatment and other wrongs of childhood, of which 53 were found to be true, affecting 104 children and 77 offenders.—Action was taken as follows :-46 cases were warned, two were prosecuted and convicted, and five were otherwise dealt with. The Society's Inspector made 281 visits of supervision.—E V. Collier, Carmarthen branch. Meteorological Register. Taken at St. Ann's Head for the week ending 8 a.m. May 24th, 1909. Highest Barometer reading reduced to 32 F. and to mean sea level, 30'33 on the 24th; lowest, 29-87 on the 17th; maximum temperature in the shade, 63 on the 21st; minimum 41 on the 19th amount of rainfall, 009 inches hours of bright sunshine, 59 5 prevailing winds variable, chiefly east and south-east; moderate to gentle an d light bi-ezes weather, fine, hazy, dry, thunder and hail, at 7.30 ;p.m. on the 17th dense fog on the 23rd; heavy dews mornings and evenings; solar halo on the 17th sea, slight to moderate ground swell on the 21st and 22nd. <> Important Property Sale.—An important property sale was conducted by Messrs T. Rule Owen & Son at the Mariner's Hotel on Saturday. The Mount, consisting of house, out-buildings, gardens, and about 14 acres of land in the occupation of Mr Charles Evans at a rent of £ 59 was sold to Mr William Cole, Milford Haven, for 11,230. Neeston Hall Farm, comprising farm house, ont-premises, cottage and garden, and 118 acres of land in the occupation of Mrs Beynon at a yearly rent of X230, was sold to Mr Wm. H. Davies, of Sampson, for £ 4,900. Herbrandston Farm, comprising large farm house, out- premises, five cottages and gardens, and about 248 acres of land, all in the occupation of Mr James George, at £ 400 a year, was sold to the tenant for £ 8,600. Empire Sunday.—As usual Empire Sunday was celebrated at St. Mary's Church. The Mayor and members of the Corporation, the Fire Brigade, under Captain H. Roberts, the Boys' Brigade, under Instructor Sergt.-Major Pearce, together with a large congregation were in attendance at the morning service. Special hymns were sung and the anthem 11 Lift up your heads (Hopkins), was rendered at each service. At the evening service the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis were sung to Dr. F. R. Greenish's beautiful composition. Dr. F. R. Greenish presided at the organ. Very appropriate ser- mons were preached throughout the day by the vicar, Rev. J. H. Davies. At the close of the service the Mayor entertained the members of the Corporation and the other officials to light refreshments at the Council Chamber. Ascension day.—On Thursday last, Ascen- sion Day, Communion for the members of the local branches of the Church of England Men's Society was held in St. Mary's Church at 5 a.m. Some 60 members were present from the parishes of St. Mary's, St. Thomas, and St. Davids, Prendergast. The Yen. Archdeacon Hilberts, the local president, consecrated, and the other clergy present were: Revs. J. H. Davies, D. Akrill Jones and Norman Parcell. Appropriate hymns were sung with Dr. F. R. Greenish at the organ. A collection was taken in aid of the society's funds. There were further celebrations at 8 and 11 a.m., which were fairly well attended. In the evening there was a short even- song and an address was delivered by the vicar, the Rev. J. H. Davies. Communion was also celebrated at St. Martins Church at 5 a.m., the Rev. A. Baring Gould officiating. Shocking Accident. A very painful accident occurred to Mies Jones, of Belle Vue Terrace, Haverfordwest, a school teacher at Sutton, while cycling on the Broad Haven road on Wednesday evening. Two waggons belonging to Mr Thomas, haulier, Old Bridge, were proceeding along the road in the direction of Haverfordwest at the time, and Miss Jones dismounted in order to allow the waggons to pass. Subsequently she again mounted and turned in the direction of Haverford- west. This time she endeavoured to ride past the first waggon, but unfortunately her bicycle caught in a rut, and Miss Jones was thrown to the ground with the result that the back wheel went over her hand. Mrs Webb Bowen arrived on the scene shortly afterwards, and took Miss Jones home, where she was medically attended. The young woman was found to be almost in a state of collapse, but although her hand was badly smashed, no bones were fractured, and we are pleased to hear that the young lady is making satisfactory progress.
The Milk Tax. TOWN COUNCIL RECEIVE A DEPUTATION. TOLL TO BE MAINTAINED. THREAT TO INCREASE TEE PRICE OF MILK. The mayor (Councillor Isaiah Reynolds) presided at a quarterly meeting of the Haverfordwest Town Council last night, the other members present being Alderman T. James, Alderman J. II. Bishop; Councillors Herbert J. E. Price, George Davies, Herbert George Llewellin, Philip White, H. J. Rogers, T. H. Thomas, George Merchant Phillips, James Reynolds, Hugh J. P. Thomas, and W. J. Jones. PETITION FROM THE MILK VENDORS. The Town Clerk read a lengthy petition from a large number of milk vendors protesting against the proposed toll of Is tid a week on each milk cart doing business in the Borough. The petitioners stated that they regarded the proposal as grossly iidjust and unfair. They objected to being classed as hawkers, and said that they simply in nine cases out of ten delivered milk on their customers, and con- tended that as no market was provided for them they should be treated in the same way as bakers, butchers, grocers, Arc. They pointed out that the price charged for milk in Haverfordwest was below that charged in most other places, and said that if the toll was imposed, amounting as it would tof3 18s per year, the milk vendors would have noalternativS but to advance the price of milk to the consumer, to 4d per quart, which was entirely against their wishes. The petitioners reminded the Councillors that when they sought re-election they promised to do everything in their power for the public benefit, and in their opinion the result of the Town Council s action, if carried into effect, would affect indirectly every inhabitant of the town. Milk was a prime necessity of life; it was the food for the old and the young, for the rich and the poor, and they expressed the earnest hope that the Corporation would reverse, their decision because it was the inhabitants who would have to suffer bv the imoosition of the toll. They maintained that if aiiv6tie deserved to be remunerated for his labour it was the milk vendor, who had to face all weather and was deprived of almost all the pleasures of life—(laughter)—enjoyed by other people, because his business was such as could not be deputed to another. Last but not least their occupation deprived them of many Christian privileges. Mr Llewellin remarked that the milk vendors were to be congratulated on the composition of the petition. The Mayor: The Chancellor of the Exchequor said that the most popular tax is the one which somebody else pays. (Laughter). In support of the petition a deputation consisting of Mr Jenkins, Crundale; Mr James Evans, the Hermitage; Mr Thomas, Milford Road; and Mr S. Lewis, Prendergast Place, waited on the Council. In reply to a question it was said that three milk vendors using carts resided within the borough. Mr Thomas, Milford Road, asked whether the < Council were taxing the milk or the carts. The Mayor replied that the toll would be on the J carts. Alderman Bishop questioned the deputation as to whether milk was sold cheaper in Haverfordwest than elsewhere. Mr Jenkins It is sold cheaper here than in many other places. We don't say it is cheaper than every- where else. Alderman Bishop reminded the deputation that on a previous occasion the milk vendors tried to advance the price of milk. Mr Jenkins: Yes, but the Council are trying to induce us to do it now. You are asking for it. Mr Llewellin Do you know of any place where milk is sold cheaper than in Haverfordwest. SOLD AS MTTjKO. Mr Jenkins: Yes, but it is sold as millo and not as new milk. (Laughter.) The Town Clerk enquired as to the difference. Mr Jeukins It is skim milk added to new milk. Mr Llewellin Isn't that done in Haverfordwest? (Laughter.) Mr Jenkins: I don't know, illid I should not like to say. We could sell "milko" at the cheaper price. Mr Llewellin: I think milko is only the cry of the vendor. If it is not new milk it has to be labelled as such. Mr Jenkins I will prove it to you next meeting if you wish it. Mr Llewellin remarked that be did not think it was difficult to prove that much of it was skim milk now. Mr Jenkins: We all sell it pure until we are caught, sir. (Laughter.) Mr Jenkins: Supposing I used my cart without the can in it should I be liable to pay the toll ? Town Clerk I don't think you had better answer conundrums, Mr Mayor. The Mayor assured the deputation that the Council would endeavour to decide the matter in the best interests of the milk vendors and the ratepayers of Haverfordwest. They had to look at the question from an impartial point of view, but it was hoped that the vendors would see their way clear not to advance the price of milk. Mr Price Would not the result of your advancing the price of milk be to let in those who carry cans ? Mr Jenkins That would not be very much. Mr W. J. Jones thought it right to point out to the deputation, or rather to remove an erroneous im- pression, that although he proposed, and Mr Hugh Thomas seconded, the adoption of the report im- posing a toll on the milk carts of Is lid a week, that was only a formal matter. The committee unani- mously recommended that the toll should be imposed. He wished it to be understood that the original proposition was double the amount it was proposed to levy, and Is 6d was accepted as a com- promise. Therefore, if blame was to be attached to anyone, it must be to the whole of the members of the Corporation. Mr Hugh Thomas agreed with Mr Jones. The original proposition was a toll of 3s, there was another proposition to make it 2s, and finally a toll of Is lid on each milk cart was accepted. The Mayor said 3s was only suggested as a maximum. Mr George Davies pointed out that there was a further amendment that the toll be Id per day, or (id per week. But that was not seconded. Mr Llewelliu I think a little further explanation is necessary. (Laughter.) The Mayor: Are you coming out next November too. (More laughter). Mr Llewellin said the most powerful argument put forward by the milk vendors was that milk was a necessary food for all, including invalids, but the Council had reduced the toll to about half the usual amount imposed. The majority of milk vendors lived without the town and did not contribute any- thing towards the cleaning and upkeep of the streets. Shopkeepers had to pay for the upkeep of the streets, yet they did not use the markets. Alderman Bishop wished the milk vendors resid- ing within the Borough to understand that it was not the desire of the Council that they should pay this toll. The Council wanted to only impose the toll on those residing outside the Borough, but the Local Government Board refused to sanction any preference. There had also been some comment about the toll levied on the pigs, but he pointed out that these charges were rendered necessary by the orders of the Local Government Board and the Board of Agriculture. They were compelled to cleanse the fair ground with disinfectants, and the proceeds of the penny toll on pigs was more than absorbed in this way. So that so far as the county was concerned, the Borough was out of pocket and the Council must study the Haverfordwest rate- payers. He pointed out that the tolls and the Corporation property belonged to the Borough fund, and this fund was overspent to the extent of Cloo or 1120, while there was another instalment of £60 due which the committee were unable to pay". So unless they got additional revenue from somewhere, another penny rate would have to be levied. The majority of those present were tradespeople, and they carried on business not for the benefit of the customer but to earn a living. And if milk vendors could get a living without coming to Haverfordwest they would not come. Mr Jenkfns pointed out that the Corporation provided a market for the pigs. Mr Lewis said that Haverfordwest tradespeople did business over the country roads. The Town Clerk said that was general. The streets were used by people who did not pay rates for them. Mr Jenkins: We are only delivering ordered goods we arc not hawking. A TAX ON CHILDREN". Mr Lewis said that people with large families, and those with invalids to care for, must suffer if the price of milk is raised. NOT IX FRKE TH AI >K .MANCHK.STKK. Alderman James asked if the toll was imposed in other towns. Mr Llewellin said it was in some towns. Alderman James: I know there is no toll of this kind in Manchester. What is the reason for this toll ? Are you going to build a new market house ? No." replied a member sotto voce. Mr Llewellin We have to raise the tolls to meet our present expenditure. Our present expenditure is already greater than our income. Alderman James That is your own fault. The deputation then withdrew, and Alderman Bishop at once rose and moved that the Council adhere to their resolution. He thought that a toll of Is lid a week on each milk cart was a very fair and very honourable charge. A person with a cart containing a few dozen cabbages or a few pounds of butter would have to pay sixpence. It was well known that sometime ago the milk vendors made an effort to advance the price of milk to 4d a quart, but at the time plenty of people from outside would have taken milk into the town at 3d a quart. He did not think the Council need be ashamed of any action they had taken in this matter, and he moved that the petition be not entertained. Mr G. M. PhiIIips seconded. Alderman James You have committed yourselves too far for an amendment. The Mayor said that if the Council found later on that they could do without this toll they could remove it, or it could be regulated from time to time. Alderman James At present it looks rather dark. The Mayor said the Council did not know at present what the tolls would fetch. If they were in a better financial position at the end of the year they might be able to do without this toll on the milk carts. They must not overlook the fact that the toll would bring in a revenue of S50 a year. Mr George Davies took it that the Council would be obliged to revise the toll when they fonnd that the present vendors raised the price of milk and if outsiders did not come in with their milk carts. The Town Clerk said the Council proposed to let the tolls until March 31st, and there was nothing to prevent a revision at the end of that period. The Mayor said that if the vendors raised the price of milk the Council might have to consider the question of imposing the maximum toll, because if miik was advanced to 4d a quart that would be about 75 per cent profit on the toll. Mr George Davies if they raise the price of milk in come the other milk carts selling milk at the original price. The Town Clerk explained that this was not a tax on milk, only, but on fish and other marketable t commodities, but in the case of milk carts the toll was not 6d each day, 'but 3d. THE SUCTION GAS PLANT. The Surveyor reported to the water committee that the new plant at Crowhill had been delivered and was working satisfactorily. The committee' instructed the Borough Accountant to forward a cheque for £ 395 Is to Messrs Fielding & Platt on account of the plant. The committee reported having deputed the Chairman and the Surveyor to make the necessary arrangements for the opening and the closing of the market until the 29th September next, and recom- mended that notice to terminate their engagement on the 29th September next be given to Messrs Simpson A Morse. Recommended that Mr William Jones, auctioneer, of High Street, be let the space in the Corn Market lately occupied by Alderman T. L. James, at an annual rent of X3; that Mr Munt be granted a repairing lease of the house in Hill Lane, lately occupied by the late Mr Joseph Thomas, shoe- maker, the term to run concurrent with the term of the premises in High Street now held by Mr Munt, and that the rent of the premises be ClO per annum. —The report was adopted. SANITARY MATTERS. The sanitary committee reported that the Town Clerk had read a letter from the Rev. J. H. Davies, vicar of St. Mary's, calling attention to the urgent necessity of providing burial accommodation for St. Mary's parish, and it was arranged that a special meeting of the Council should be called to consider the matter. Recommended that a watering van to bold 300 gallons, and of 1:; cwt. weight, be obtained at a cost of £ 1.) 10s; and that the street from the Queen's Hotel to the Bridge End Square; the Old and New Bridges; and the Castle Square be tar painted. An estimate for the new work in Bridge Street was received and considered, and the committee recommended that the work be proceeded with, and that the County Council be asked for their propor- tion of the cost. The Surveyor reported that the drains at the Stonemason's Arms had not been con- nected with the main sewer, and the committee recommended that statutory notice be served, and the Surveyor be authorised to do the necessary work in default of the notice being complied with. The report was adopted. FOR THE FIRE BRIGADE. A report of the Fire Brigade Committee was read, and it was resolved that 300 feet of leather and can- vas hose be ordered for the Brigade. REDUCTION OF OVERDRAFT. The financial statement was read, and the Mayor said it showed practically a reduction of X200 on the overdraft as compared w'ith the statement 12 months ago. That he regarded as satisfactory considering that the rates had not been increased. THE BOROUGH GUIDE. The Council decided to again accord their patron- age to Mr A. J. Burrough in a reprint of the Borough Guide. The Town Clerk mentioned that he had received applications for copies of the Guide from all parts of the kingdom.
NEYLAND NEWS. I 200 Corsets just received, and added to the large I stock prices from b IJJd to lis lid.—BlDOLEc OMi;K, The People's Readv-Cash Draper. FISHIXG INDUSTRY The demand for ice is still increasing. Every day trawlers and drifters are coming up from Milford Haven to the ice factory for supplies. Double shifts are now being worked and the factory is making its maximum output. The Neylaud boats are continuing to land catches at Oporto and other ports, and are fetching excellent prices. On Monday the Osprey landed at Neylaud some 1100 boxes of mackerel, and yesterday the" Neyland" landed 101 kits of fine hake, which realised about £ 1 per kit. This is a good price for the time of the year.
COMING EVENTSAT NEYLAND Sunday, June :2ith.-Congregational Sun- day school anniversary services. Recitations, solos, &c., at the morning and afternoon. services. Service of song Simon Jasper in the evening. Thursday, July I.-Au eisteddfod will be held at Neyland on the above date in connection with Wesley Church. Male Voice, chief choral, <c. August 2(ith.-Tlie anniversary services in connection with Honeyborough Baptist Church, will be held on Sunday, August 'it'th. Preacher, the pastor Rev. F. C. Tucker. Wednesday, June 1-2nd.-Salp- of work at Burton Rectory, in aid of C. E. Homes foi Waifs and Strays, opeuiugatjoOp.?.
￼ MILFORD H??M M?W§. ARTIFICIAL TEFTE—Edward England, Limited, NOW avteuds at Mr Meyier, Chemist, Charh-s Street, Milford Haven, every Tuesday. See large adver- tisement. Estimates free. English and Aineiicar- Artificiai Teeth. Tee::i fixed bv the Company's Patent Suction, requiring no fastening. For articulation and eating ti. are equal to the n,u teeth. PEMBROKESHIRE CRICKET LEAGUE. A meeting of the aoove took place on Thursday night at Pembroke Dock when Mr C. Worster, Pem- broke,presided over a good attendance of delegates from the ai'dliated clubs. The offer of Sir George Armstrong to present a cup to the winners of the League Championship was aceepted. and the donor \vas thanked for his gift. The previous decision bv the committee to obtain a shield was then rescinded and instead it was resolved to increase the value of the medals to the successful players. At a meeting earlier in the season Pembroke Dock proposed that the names cf the winners of the championship since the League's formation should be placed on the tablets of the shield, but this was defeated. A similar proposal was again brought forward, that Sir George be asked to consent to this course with regard to the cup. but it was pointed out that that the cup only originated this year and could not be retrospective. The motion was negatived. A vole of thanks to the Chairman concluded a harminous meeting. Mr R. Morris date of Ashdaleh Pembroke Dock C.C., is the hon. secretary of the League. POLICE CO-CRT. Col. \Y. R. Roberts and Mr C. H. D. Birt sat at the Police Court on Wednesday morning to bear a charge of beiug drunk and disorderly preferred against Albert Ernest Potter, a trimmer and native of Wilton, Hampshire. P.C. Manser proved the case and said he saw defendant committing a nuisance in Robert Street at on Tuesday night. He was drunk, and when spoken to became disorderly and witness had to take him into custody. There was nothing against him previously, but Potter was described as one of a gang which had given much trouble to the police.—He was fined 5s. including costs, and allowed a day to get the money. TERRITORIAL* MARCH OFT. The inhabitants of the town were afforded an opportunity of witnesing the first appearance of the newly-formed band on Monday evening. The o. 1 Company. I-Vmltrokp K.G.A., assembled at the drill hall at 7.30, and paraded under the command of Capt. T. W. Price, and then with the band marched with steady step up Cliarles btreet. The impression made by the band which numbererd 1H performers was decidedly good. Sergt.-Trumpeter Gardner was in command, and they were assisted for the occasion by Messrs John and G. Lewis. Haverfordwest. The martial procession, the rear of which was brought up by by tne Church Lad's Brigade, under Captain Guest, w :li the vicar iChapiain). proceeded down Hamilton Terrace, over to Hakin. thence back to the headquarters. The appearance of the Territorials was exceptionally smart, and evoked more than passing approbation. TJTAL ABSTINENCE MEETING. The second of the series of meetings arranged by he Total Abstinence Society was held on Sunday evening in the National Schools after the church and chapel services. The attendance was not so large as on the last occasion but considering the attractive nature of the weather perhaps it could not be expected for folk to thus meet indoors. Still those who were present were rewarded for their fidelity to tne cause, for everyone left the room with their sense of duty quickened. The icar was anounced to preside, but he was from home, at Amroth for the day, and the Rev. John Harris took his place. After the opening exercises Mr Williams, student from Carmarthen College, who was supplying at the Tabernacle, gave a pointed and practical address. A solo was afterwards rendered by Mr C. W. Cobb. Rev. George Lang (Wesleyan. Mumbles. Swansea, addressed the meeting. The pity was that the time was limited for here wasa speaker who had mastered every phase of this absorbing question. His words burned themselves into the hearts of all and his remarks were aptly illustrated by quotations and stories of the degradation wrought by the drink fiend. He thanked God for the Children's Charter, that they at least were to be safeguarded against early temptations. It was indeed of the most sane and timely abstinence addreses we have heard for sometime. An invitation was given for any to join the Society and cards were distributed for this purpose. The meeting was closed with the Doxology. FISH TRADE AND TRAFFIC. Prices have continued to be far from satisfactory all the week the supply being in advance of demand. Yesterday iTuesday> there was a good jump upward, hake fetching 2-js per kit an advance of los on the previous day. Tonnage of fish dis- patched from Milford Docks during the week ending May 22 Trawl. Mackerel. May 17 th '24H 11" loi; los f.2 2otli 1"1 •Jist 00' lit; :\1 22nd 0') 90S 141 FISH TRADE'S Of TING. The annual excursion in connection with the nsh trade has been fixed for Saturday, July ;¡rd. The merchants met on Friday and it has been decided that the place to be visited this year should be Blackpool, the breezy Lancashire resort. A few years ago the trip went there before and the memory of that visit still lingers. Mr A. E. Fielder has undertaken the secretarial work. Further par- ticulars will be published in due course. TRAWLER ^DISABLED. The steam tracer "Scotia" (Mr G. H. D. Birt) ran on to the rocks off Bride on the Cornish coast in the mist a fortnight ago and had to be towed into Swansea. The vessel was very badly damaged, and tenders for her repairs resulted ac under:—Hill's Dry Dock. Cardiff, 1.:1,0:13 (20 days): Ocean Dry Dock. Swansea, t'I¡ (1/; to isi; Diamond Dry Dock. Cardiff. cm ill) Mordey. Carney. Cardiff, £ <>4S Jersey Dry Dock. SwanOiea,t:51.) ill days1. The last named tender has been accepted. THE DOl AND POULTRY SHOW. It has been decided to hold the Milford Haven Dog and Poultry Show on Thursday, August :2iith. This date should prove much more convenient to the public, than December, the month in which it was formerly held. The judges have already been appointed and their names will be sufficient guarantee to all intending exhibitors. Mrs Victor Higgon will judge Sealyham and Working Terriers, and Mr W. J. N icholls, Wimbledon, all other classes poultry, pigeons, rabbits and cats, Mr Augustine de Win ton, Cambridge and show and working homers, Mr H. Williams, Haverfordwest. The schedules will shortly be issued. ST. CATHERINE'S CENTENARY BAZAAR. The Venetian China Tea Service was drawn for at the Institute of the Church of England Men's Society, on Tuesday, the 11th mst.. when theHev. T. Osweli, as the holder of ticket number ".o, became the owner. I THE PARISH CHURCH. On Whit-Snndav there will be celebrations of holy communion at 7 a.i-ii. Peter's;. a.m. and 12 noon. Re-union of Sunday Schools in the Church at p.m. Festal en-eusong and sermon, 6.30 p-m. Autbem: "Send out Thy Light," Gounod. The company of the Church Lads' Brigade will have a church parade attended by the bugle baud on Sunday Evening.
PEMBROKE ROYAL GARRISON I ARTILLERY (T.F.), (Xo. 1 Company, Milford Haven). Drill for the week commencing 24th May, 1901' :— Instruction in gun laying and D.R.F., Recruits' Drill, Thursday, 7.30. _o. Band Practice Wrednesdav and Friday, 1.0O. Gun Drill l. inch B.L. at South Hook, Saturday, 3 p.m. Trumpet Practice at South Hook, Saturday, 3 p.m. Orderly Sergeant. Corporal W. Rees. Orderly Trumpeter, Trumpeter Ball. ) T. W. IiucE, Captain.
Dates to be Remembered at i Milford Haven. Wliit-Sunday, May oOth.—• Special preacher at Rehoboth, Hey. D. C. Davies. Millin Cross. Whit-Sunday, May 30th.—Sunday school anniversary at Hukiu Point Wosleyan Chapel. Preacher Mr K. Siunett, Haverfordwest. Sunday, June 6th. — Veslevaii Church Anniversary. Preacher Rev. F. Russell Watson, of Cardiff. Rehoboth, Eakin-Sunday school anniver- sary, June 13th. Morning, Rev D. Garro Jones: after- noon, solos and recitations; evening, service of song. Thursday, June 17th.—Tabernacle Sunday school picnic. June 20tll.-Nortli- Road Baptist Sunday School Anniversary. Thursday, June .fth. X orth Road Baptist Sunday school picnic. June 2tjth.1iifurà United Football Club. First athletic sports on Pill Ground. Particulars shortly. June 27th to July ,4tb. Eight days Evangelistic Mission conducted by Mr George Clarke at Wesleyan Church, Priory Road. Saturday, July 3rd.—Milford Haven rish trade's anuual excursion to Blackpool (Lancashire). July 8th and 9th.—" Ye Village Fair" in connection with the Tabernacle Church Building Fund. T h Ur., d a, JLIIV esleyan Sun d av Thursday. July loth.—Wesleyan Sunday school picnic at Johnston. Thursday Iulv 2L Milford Haven "Regatta celebration of the lO^. tn anniversary. Thursday, August 12tu. Annual fete and gala in rrr')un'ds of Hamilton House. gala in grounds of Hamilton House. Thursday. August^ 2oth.—Milford Haven Dog. Poultry, and Pigeon Show. September 2Cth.^—Rehoboth Chinch anni- 1 versary. Minister Rev. J. W Mathews (Iihtndda). Thursday, September doth. Annual eisteddfod in connection with T^ hornton Baptist Church at the Masonic Hall. October 7th.— Empire tea and variety entertainment at Masonic Hall in connection with the Young Helpers' League. Noveniber.-Gr(,at Nautical Bazaar m i connection with the John Goi Sdilors' Rest an Bethel Milford Haven.
GOOD FRIDAY.—AN EXPLANATION. o ihe Editor of the Milford Haven Telegraph." Sir.—None of your readers having ventured to Live any information on the above subject. I shall endeavour to give a satisfactory answer to the correspondent who. in your issue for May 5th. seems to argue that because the anniversary of bis father's death always falls on the same date each year, there is no reason—in fact it appears to him absurd—that be should be asked to consider Good Friday, which varies in date, as the anniversary of the death of our Divine Saviour. First of all let us consider, as a matter of fact and not of mere sentiment, the real reason of these variations. The feast of the Pascb or Passover amongst the Jews. was celebrated each year on the 14th Nisan (14th of the moon of March), but this feast fell by turn on each day of the week. Now the Christians who kept the Resurrection of our Lord. as the new Pasch. wished to celebrate this feast each year on the first day of the week hence it was decreed that Easter Day should be kept every- where on the Sunday following the day on which the obsolete Jewish calendar still marks the Pasch. At the same time it was necessary, out of con- sideration for the Jewish converts, to bring about this change very gradually, so that even in the time of Pope St. Victor iW3 A.D.i the Jewish Christians of Asia Minor still clung to the lith Nisan. asthelday of the Pasch. Not long afterwards even the churches of Asia Minor conformed to the new law. for Anatolius. Bishop of Laodicea 1271> A.D. < in his book on the Pasch mentions this fact. and after the decrees of the Councils of Nicaea and of Aries (314 A.D.i. the feast of Easter was kept all over the Christian world on the first day of the week. Unfortunately, the want of precision in astronomi- cal calculations still caused a great deal of variation as to the tlioa, not as to the day." in the different nations, for there was great diversity of opinion as to the exact time of the vernal equinox. It was generally recognised that a reform was needed in the calendar, but no one was found com- petent to undertake it until Gregory XIII. was cnosen Sovereign Pontiff, it was this Pope who published a decree, dated February 24th. 1561, by which he ordered that ten days of the following year, namely, from the !th to the l?th October, should be SUl't')rèSsed. thus re:,torli3,, the time of the equinox to the '21st of March. England, and the Lutheran States of Germany, preferred following for many years a calendar which was evidently at fault rather than adopt the new style. because it was the work of a Pope, but in the year 1752 it was adopted in Great Britain by Act of Parliament. In fine it should be noted, without going into unnecessary details, that the decrees of the Council of Nicaea and of Gregory XIII. were founded, not on sentiment, not in an arbitrary manner, but on the most exact calculations of astronomers. I hope, therefore, it may now be clear that the varying date of Easter Day ;the Pascb) and consequently of Good Friday, is not only not absurd, or ridiculous, but much more reasonable than some other anniversaries we might mention. 1 wonder (since your correspondent. Mr John Harris, is so exacting as to the date of the monthi whether he would. supposing be were born on the 29th I ebruary. celebrate the anniversary each year, or wait until the next leap year! He speaks of keeping the Sabbath holy ? Does he mean the Saturday or the Sunday, for in the Scriptures the Sabbath means Saturday the last day of the week. There are other matters in which I cannot agree with your correspondent, but as they are extraneous to the primary subject under dis- cussion, I prefer not to call attention to them. Yours faithfully. R. BURRE. Catholic Church. Milford Haven. May 13. liKiif.
) a the BIRTHS. On the 10!.h lost., at 122. Wes'mor?ind Avenue, Toiouto, Canada, to Mr A Mrs Harry Smith-a son. DEATHS. On the :2Clth inst.. at 1 i-o. St. Thomas Green, Bertie Llewellyn. youDpest child of Joseph and Louisa Drakeford, aged t'» years. On the Itith inst., at Bridge, after a long and painful illness. Pho'be, the beloved wife of William Rees, deeply regretted. On the 13th inst., at Ilill House College, Fanny Alice Elliston, widow of Rev. W. D. Elliston, Leighton Buzzard, Beds., in her SOth year. On the 25th inst., at Portfield, in this town, Nellie, youngest daughter of Mr Jacob Lewis. IX MEMORIAM. I u loving memory of my dear mother, Maria Reea. who died May 22nd, 190S. Yet agaiu we hope to meet her When the day of life has fied.
APPROACHING EVENTS. Will readers please note ttn ah notices for which ?n'jttEg is done at the office of this Journal are inserted REE OF CHAliG). IL il. other cases the fee is (d. per i ?, I. Thursday. May 27.—Tier's Cross Chapel annual tea and entertainment. Thursday, May 27th. — Concert by the Prendergast Juvenile Choir in Hill Park Schoolroom. To commence at 7.30. Tickets. 3d. Sunday. May 30.—Tier's Cross Sunday school anniversary at 10.;)0 and (j:U. Preacher: Rev. L. Price, Zion's Hill. I Whit-Sunday. May 30th.-Broad Haven Blrhst Sunday school anniversary services. Preacher Professor Owen, B.A., B.D., Carmarthen. Sunday, May :3u. Bethlehem Sunday school auuiversary. 10.30, 2.3i, 0.30. Preacher: Rev. W. J. Evans. Penuel. May 31st.—Grand Eisteddfod and Concert at Haverfordwest on Whit Monday, May ulst. Pro- grammes, iMd pest free. from the hon. sec., Mr W. G. Rowlands. Thursday; June 3.—Di>trict Nurse Fund. —A tea and small sale will be held at The Glen. Thursday, June 3rd. Annual tea and competitive meeting at Broad Haven Baptist Chapel. Sutton Sunday School Anniversarv, June Gth. Preacher, Rev. B. C. Evans, Neyland. Annual tea and entertainment, Thursday, June 17th. June Gth.—South Dairy Sunday School anniversary. Preacher Mr Sinnett, of Haverfordwest. Services at 10.30. 2.30 and 0.30. Sunday, June Gth. — Wolfsdale Coiigre- gatioutl Church anniversary services. Preacher Rev Bond Thomas, Pembroke Dock. Collections for church funds. June 10th.—Carnival and open-air concert in connection with the Institute, Thursday, June JOtL. Sunday. June 13th.—Sunday school anni- versary at lJreeu Hill Chapel at 2.30 and (;3u. Sunday, June 13th.-Peuuel Baptist Sun- day School Anniversary. Preacher: Rev. J. Williams, Camrose. Sunday June 13.—Anniversary services at Pope Hill Chapel. Preacher Rev B. Roberts, of Sandy Hill, and Marloes. Services at 10.30, 2.3ii and (,(1. The Rev. Edward Lawrence will officiate at Sandy Hill and Marloes. on the above date. Monday, June 14th. — Penuel Sunday School annual treat. Thursday, June 17.—Dreon Hill Chapel annual tea and entertainment. Thursday. June 17th. — The Grammar School musical and dramatic entertainment will take place in the Masonic Hall at o o'clock. Tickets, 3s, 2s, Is. Carriages at o o'clock. Sunday June -O.-Poittield Gate Wesleyan Sunday School anniversary. Preacher Mr A. E. Fielder, Milford Haven. Sunday. June 20th.—Nolton Haven Sunday school anniversary. Preacher' Rev. L. Price, Zion's Hill. June 20 and 21.—Bethesda Church anni- versary. Preacher Mr Samuel J. Burrow. Plymouth. June 2-1th.-Haverford west Improvements Committee's Annual Fete at Scotchwell. Further particulars will eppear at an early date. Thursday, June 24th.—Nolton Haven Chnpel annual tea and enterta nment. June 21 th. Anniversary services in connection with Prendergast Morning Sunday School will be held on the above date. Particulars to follow. Thursday. July ht. Porttield Gate Wesleyan Sunday School annual treat. Thursday, July I .-Tlie summer outing of the Free Church Girls' Guild will be held at Broad Haven. Thursday, July stli. — Garden Fete at Ilaroldston Hall in aid of vicar,ige fund. Sunday. July 11th. Merlin's Bridge Wesleyan Sunday School anniversary. Open-air services, 2.30 and 6, Rev. W". Reynolds Mouday following, 7.30 Rev. S. L. Connor. Sunday. July 18th. Albany Church anniversary services. Preacher Rev R. J. Wliiams, of Narberth. .J uly 2:2nd.-Dioeesan Bazaar will be held IT), in Haverfordwest on July 22nd, 112 Bank Holiday Aug-ust 2nd Annual flower show and visitors' concert at Broad Haven. Sunday: August 8th.—Broad Haven Church anniversary services. Preacher: Rev. (wilym Davies, B.A., Carmarthen. August 12th.—Annual tea meeting at the Tabernacle Chapel, Little Haven. August 12th,—A bazaar and jumble sale will be held in the grounds of the Infirmary. Contribu- tions of all kinds will be gratefully received by the Matron or Secretary. August 14th and loth.—Visit of Rev. Mark Guy Pearse. Sunday, August 29th.-Tabernacle anniver- sary. Preacher Rev. T. Nicholson, l'adùingtúll Chapel, London. October 28th and 2'Jth.—Haverfordwest Wesleyan Church grand bazaar. November SOth.—Sec-ono visit of Mr George Kendall. -A ¥-
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Old Age Pensions. MEETING OF THE PEMBROKESHIRE COMMITTEE. PAYMENT OF CLERKS. A meeting of the County Old Age Pensions Com- mittee was held at the Shire Hall, Haverfordwest, on Friday, when there were present:—Mr S. B. Sketch (chairman), Archdeacon Ililbers, Rev. W. Powell, Messrs. C. F. Egerton Allen, James Harries, W. T. Davies, J. A. White, W. Lawrence, E. H. James, J. H. Griffith, B. Powell, and J. Whicher. The business of the meeting was to arrange the scale of pay for the Clerk to the Committee and the clerks to the sub-committees. Mr Egerton Allen, in submitting a report of a small committee on the matter, said the practical point was that the clerks to the sub-committees and the Clerk to the Committee had been working for two quarters and had received no payment, and the treasurer had not received or paid any^money. The important thing was to get them the money for these two quarters as quickly as possible. The claims for fees arose under two heads. Under paragraph 1 sub-paragraph I, they were allowed 2s 6d per 1,000 of the population for general duties and incidental expenses, including office accommodation, per quarter 10s per year. That was the limit and that had to be divided between the Clerk of the Committee and the Clerks of the sub-committees. That division had not yet been made and so nothing had been done. The population of the county was over 87 and under 88 thousand. Therefore, they got 2s 6d per quarter multiplied by 88, a total of tll per quarter, or £ 44 per year. The sub-committee had made a suggestion, merely for the guidance of the full committee and subject to any alteration they liked to propose that the Clerk should get t3 10s per quarter, and the sub-committee clerks should divide between them the remaining £ 7 los. There were 12 sub-committees, and there might be considerable differences in the number of population served by them, but the committee had no time to go into that matter and so merely divided the C7 10s equally among the 12, who would then get 12s (id each per quarter. Then under paragraph 2, they were to for- ward a schedule of what they had arranged to the treasurer and would also inform the various clerks, who could then send in their claims to the treasurer. Paragraph one, sub-par. two, dealt with the fees for incidental expenses in connection with the claims of pensioners. Here the schedule of pay- ments was not to be decided by the Committee but by the instructions from the treasury. Almost all of the clerks had sent in claims under that sub-clause. As far as he knew the clerk to the Committee would have no claim under this Clause. The clerks of the sub-committees were allowed 5s for each of the first 20 claims and 2s fid per claim after, but he noticed that many of them had sent in claims for incidental expenses in addition. It was clear, however, that these fees of 5s and 2s 6d for claims and questions were to be inclusive of postage and incidental expenses in connection with such claims and questions." But allowance would be made for the use of rooms, 2s I,d for a public room or 10s (Id for a private room where it could be shown that no public room was available. The next thing to be done was for the checking authority to be appointed, and this could consist of the clerk alone or in conjunction with a small com- mittee. All these claims by the clerks must be made out on proper forms, and as soon as this had been done and checked he suggested they might be sent off at once to the treasury for payment. Mr Allen then read the report of the sub-committee embody- ing what he had explained. After some discussion these suggestions were adopted, it being resolved to leave the checking to the Clerk. The Chairman thanked Mr Allen for the great trouble he had taken in the matter and for his lucid explanation.
The Prendergast Consecration. REV. OWEN D. CAMPBELL'S PROTEST. "ABJECT MAGNANIMITY." Preaching at the Bethesda Chapel on Sunday evening, the Rev. Owen D. Campbell referred to the recent consecration of the whole of the new cemetery at Prendergast. He said I am afraid that some Nonconformists who boast that they are the sons of Puritans or Covenanters are strangely forgetful of the fact that holiness is not to be found in places and things, but only in men and women. Our fathers held that it was a baneful superstition to believe that a church or a cemetery derived any sacredness from a ceremonial act. There are Nonconformists to-day who lack this con- viction or in whose minds it is very feeble and inoperative, and the deficiency is perpetually show- ing itself in their language and conduct. I could quote singular sayings and doings in support of this contention, but one must suftice, and to this one I refer with extreme reluctance and with no little pain. I am reminded that I must speak the truth in love." I do not wish to forget that, but some people when they urge us to "speak the truth in love" mean that it should be silent. I cannot be silent about this matter, believing with Lowell that "There is no evil so terrible in its effect as that of craven submission to manifest wrong." I mav wound by my words those for whom, personally, 1 have a very profound respect and even genuine affection, but 1 trust that there will be no bitterness or poison in my words for the spirit in which I utter them is one of grief rather than of anger. In an issue of a Cardiff paper the week before last a statement appeared to the effect that the whole of a new burial ground at Prendergast had been con- secrated by the Bishop of St. David's, with the entire consent of the Nonconformist members of the Burial Board." As this statement has appeared in many newspapers, with comments which I need not deal with here and now, without calling forth any contradiction, I am justified in regarding it as correct. It is, therefore, I feel my bounden duty to earnestly protest against the participation of Nonconformists in what, from a Nonconformist standpoint, is a superstitious ceremonial act. By giving their con- sent these Nonconformists have practically admitted to the world that the sleeping places of our dead-of Christ's (iiiad-are made sacred and safe by a Bishop's perambulations and incantations. I did think that Welsh Nonconformity possessed a back- bone of superior material to all this. It is to be greatly deplored that after an Act of Parliament had abolished compulsory consecration in a part of a public burial ground Nonconformists should con- sent to and arrange for a consecration ceremony, and that leading Nonconformists in our town should take part in such a ceremony. Their conduct, excuse and disguise it as some may, was a betrayal of the very first principle of Nonconformity, and, in my judg- ment, at least a piece of abject magnanimity to the Anglican Church. It is by actions such as these, far more than by the zeal of Church Defence Associations and the appoint- ment of Church Commissions, that the question of Disestablishment is hampered and postponed, because they quicken and strengthen the impression already too prevalent, that we Nonconformists who are eager for Disestablishment have no genuine faith in our principles, and that we are actuated by a bitter animosity, inherited from timesof persecution and insult, to a particular ecclesiastical communion. I know how unjust this impression is, but it must be admitted that there has been enough and more than enough of late to give it currency. It is high time that we removed this impression and made our true position more clearly understood and convinced the country that the rat sou d'etre of our existence as Non- conformists and the ground of the controversies in which we are engaged is the vindication and estab- lishment of great spiritual principles in which we profoundly believe the welfare of every chureli- including the Anglican—is involved, and the good of all men, and the glory of our God. And this we may do by unflinching fidelity to these principles our- selves, and only this. Shame on us then if we fail through miserable concessions and compromises. I wish now to speak of a scarcely less unpleasant matter. lOu are aware ot the tremendous efforts that are being made to saturate the people of this land with thinly-veiled Romanism. Clergymen of the Protestant Episcopal Church invest things with a holiness that only persons can possess. b According to the High Church "Spectator," and the high churchman. Lord Halifax, these clergymen have greatly multiplied during recent years, until at the present time they constitute probably three- fourths of the whole body of clergymen. Open your eyes and ears and see and hear what is going on in this Protestant land and even in our own town to-day. Priests perambulate our streets with holy crosses, force their way mto the homes of our people, and talk to them of holy rites and holy ceremonies, and holy what not. Will you excuse me saying that these are Pagan or, at least, Jewish ideas? Under the Christian dispensation there are no places or things which are to be regarded as holy in themselves. This building in which we are now met has its solemn associations. The fathers and mothers of many of uS used to come here. It seems but yesterday since they were with us, bowing together in prayer, singing together hymns of faith and hope, worshippi' ng toletlier God. And seldom do we enter within these walls without realising i vividly that these memories should endear this sanctuary to us. still, after all, this building is itself only a thing of bricks and stones and mortar, and its services can do us good, only as in and through them we draw near m spirit to Him who dwelleth not in temples made with hands. Our Lord did not say to His Disciples, "Tarry ye in Jerusalem" until your rites and ceremonies, but until ve be endued with power from on high, and it was to a company of Christian believers that His great Apostle said, "The temple of God is holy, which temple are ye." The more I think and read on this subject the more I am convinced that our Protestant and Non- conformist forefathers were right when they main- tained that no holiness belonged to places and things as such, but only to persons, and I press it on you that we should be staunch in our adherence to and defence of this fact. And this we must do, if we are to save our young people from the enticements of priests who deplore the Reformation and regard Protestantism as an evil, and who, whatever their motives—and these I do not impugn-are doing their utmost to substitute forms and ceremonies for that spiritual conception of personal holiness to which we English people owe all that is greatest and best in our religious life. Mr Campbell wishes us to say that the above is substantially a correct report of his words on Sunday evening, but in this part of his sermon be was speak- ing from notes and he cannot recall precisely how he amplified or deviated from them.
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The Eisteddfod. j BIG CROWD EXPECTED. REMARABLE INTEREST IN THE COMPETITIONS. The Haverfordwest Eisteddfod, to be held in the Bridge Meadow on Whit-Monday, is arousing interest far and near, and on Monday next the town is likely j to be thronged with visitors from all parts of Soutil Wales. The arrangements are now complete, and the bon. secretary, Mr W. G. Rowlands, having left no stone unturned that would be likely to add to the interest or the success of the event, the Committee is confidently looking forward to this year's Eistedd- fod establishing a record. The spacious marquee to be erected on the Bridge Meadow will be-capable of accommodating several thousand people. A wonderfully attractive programme has been provided, music, literature, art, and needlework, being well catered for. Interest, undoubtedly centres in the open male voice competition •• The Reveille (Elgar), for which a prize of £ 35, and a silver cup given by the Mayor, are offered. Choirs have entered from Glamorganshire and Carmarthen- shire, and as this is a magnificent piece of mnsic-it is to be competed for at the National Eisteddfod this year for instance—its rendering by leading choirs will be one of the most impressive things of the Eisteddfod. "By Babylon's wave'' (Gounod) is the test piece for the mixed choirs, for which a prize of 1:1.5 and a silver mounted baton will be awarded. This excellent piece is enriched by a lovely chorus, and sufficient choirs have entered to make this one of the most interesting of the competitons. Local interest of course chiefly attaches to the county male voice competition, and strenuous efforts are to be made for premier honours. The test piece is Peace be still (D. Jenkins), and a prize of £ 10 wili be given in addition to a gold medal for the conductor offered by Mr Bisley H. Munt. A few choirs will also compete in the 'juvenile choir com- petitions and in order to bring out greater talent the Committee has increased the prize in the solo competition to £ 1. We are informed that excellent competitions may be expected, There are also several entries for the quartett, and tlie-inst-riiiiental and vocal solos promise to be much above the average. For the literary section there has been a consider- able increase in entries, and thecommitte has reason to feel gratified at the added interest in this side of the Eisteddfod. The morning president will be the popular county member, Mr Walter F. Boch; while the afternoon meeting will be presided over by the Bishop of St. Davids, an authority on Welsh Literature and who on more than one occasion has presided at the Welsh National Eisteddfod. Rev. E. Nicholson Jones will again act as conductor, and no one could better maintain the interest of the audience from start to finish. The grand concert to be held in the evening is again likely to be the huge success of pre- vious years. The mayor, Councillor Isaiah Rey- nolds, J.P., will preside, and the artistes are un- doubtedly the finest quartette the committee has ever engaged. Madame Maud Loveless, Ponty- pool, the soprano, was the winner of the soprano solo at the National Eisteddfod held at Bangor in 1002, and double winner at the Llangollen National in 1908. The contralto, Miss Winifred Lewis, Senghenydd, is a Bristol gold medallist, a triple winner at the Swansea National Eisteddfod in 1907, and the winner of five first prizes at Llangollen National in 190b. The tenor, Mr Roberts, was especially engaged at the Covent Garden grand opera in January and February last, and has appeared at the principal London and Provincial concerts, while the bass is Mr W. J. Samuell, of the Royal Academy of Music, a winner of numerous prizes at Eisteddfodau. In addition to these choice singers, the full band of 1st Batt. Welch Regiment has been engaged for the concert. This is regarded as one of finest military bands in the country,) and its lirst appearance in Haverfordwest should be a matter of considerable public interest. Tickets for reserved seats may be booked with Mr E. A. John, bookseller, Castle Square. Late trains will be run after the concert, and passengers may cross by steamer from Neylaud to Hobb's Point.
Haverfordwest Improvements. THE SCOTCHWELL LEAKAGE. WATER FOR THE SWANS. COMMITTEE'S ACTION. Rev. 1) Akrill Jones presided at a meeting of the Haverfordwest Town Improvements Committee on Monday evening, the other members present being Messrs W John, T M Phillips, D Edward Thomas, A J Wright, W B W John, Martin Phillips, F Langford, Tom Davies, Sidney Evans, W E C Lewis, Sidney Davies, W Bevan, J Lloyd Jones, A B Williams, LI Brigstocke, George Herbert Llewellin, Rev. John Phillips, Bisley H Munt, W C Llewellin, W J Jones, H E H James, and Sidney J Rees (hon. sec.) MEETINGS IN THE OPEN AIR. At the outset Mr Sidney J. Rees suggested that during the summer months it would be more pleasant for the Committee to hold their meetings in the open air on his lawn. On a warm summer evening, with nearly everybody in that room smoking, it might be felt a little oppressive in the Council Chamber. The secretary added that one member had resigned his position on the Committee because he said he was unable to stand the heat of the room. (Laughter.) Mr Rees's kind offer was accepted with thanks. THE PAiiK. SCHEME. Mr Sidney Evans reported that there was not a complete report to present on the Park scheme at i present. At the close of the meeting, this matter was further considered in committee. WATER FOR THE SWANS. The Hon. Secretary read certain correspondence with regard to the repair of the Scotchwell leakage. Mr Rees said the Committee had been fully alive to this matter, and had been working quietly. A week or so ago he waited upon Mr Louis Samson and pointed out to him the urgency of the case. Mr Samson promised to write to the owner on the sub- ject. Subsequently he received a letter from Mr Samson enquiring for an estimate of the cost of repairs to the leet, and on receipt of that letter Mr D. Edward Thomas and Mr Bevan went to the top of Scotchwell and after inspecting the leakage made out an estimate for the repair. This estimate ( £ 7) was sent to Mr Samson, who had instructed the Com- mittee to proceed with the work. Mr Rees added that although the public and the Press had been rubbing it into to the Committee rather thickly, he assured them that no stone had been left unturned in this matter without resorting to extreme measures. The Chairman understood that Mr Samson was prepared to pay for the whole of the work according to the estimate which the Committee had sent him. That he regarded as very satisfactory as in addition to the present estimate Mr Samson was to pav for other improvements at this spot. On the motion of Mr Sidney Rees, it was decided that the work should be carried out under the direction of Mr D. Edward Thomas and Mr Bevan. The Chairman said the repair of the leakage was a very serious matter and it ought to be seen to with- out delay. BAZAAR ON SCOTCHWELL. A letter was received from Miss Ada James asking for permission to hold the St. David's Diocesan bazaar on Scotchwell on July 22. It was explained that the bazaar was held annually last year it was held at Carmarthen, and the local committee were very anxious to uphold the credit of the town not to be beaten if possible. Given a fine day it was thought that the bazaar would be a greater success if held on the Scotch well than in the Masonic Hall. On the motion of Mr William John, seconded by Mr George Herbert Llewellin, the request was granted. o-n_- FURTHER IMPROVEMENTS. The works committee reported that Master George Murphy, of 98 City Road, had presented a shrub to be planted on Scotchwell. Recommended that two concrete steps be constructed, at the end of the Avenue at Scotchwell, to make a better approach to the seat below the path. It was ordered that the dead wood lying at Scotchwell be burnt, some hollows filled up, the ground about the recently planted shrubs be dug up and sown with grass seeds. Recommended that the steps at the bottom of the Crowhill path be concreted and lloated with cement and sand that a notice board be erected prohibiting the depositing of rubbish Ac. on the side of the walk by the bottom end of St. Thomas Churchyard, and that the bare ground at the same place be dug up and sown with grass seeds. The committee also visited the Priory Ruins walk, but made no recommendations. It was further recommended that about 12 yards of kerbing be provided and set at the gas works end of the Frolic path that six oak posts be erected at intervals on the inside of the kerbing on the Frolic path with a view to keeping off vehicles. It was ordered that about 12 loads of ballast be tipped on the side of the bank so as to maintain a reasonable width for the cart track. It was understood that the cost of this would not exceed 2d per load. It was recommended that the three seats that had been renovated by Messrs J. W. and M. Phillips and Mr Tom Evans, be fixed on the Frolic in the positions allocated by the seats committee last year, and that a concrete seat be constructed (with teak wood battens to form the seat, kindly offered by Mr J. H. Llewellin) on the beach of rock near the boat house; also that the turf be taken off a portion of the path where it is very sideling in the second field at Crowhill, the path be levelled and the turf re-set. The report was adopted, and it was mentioned that the improvements would cott20. The Treasurer reported that the balance in hand was XIS 2s 9d. Mr Langford asked where was the money coming, from to do this work, but the Chairman replied that they would be in funds after the fete. BAND FOR THE FETE. The Secretary reported that the fete committee met on the previous week, but only two members turned up in addition to himself, and no business was done. The Bandmaster of the Welsh Regiment bad been written to and the cost of a full band at the fete would be £12 in addition to railway fare both ways. The charge was regarded as prohibitive, and it was decided that the Secretary should enquire the cost of having 2.") men belonging to the band to attend. The question of engaging the Pembroke Dock j Temperance Band, the Neyland Smart Set, and a Pierrot Troupe, was also discussed, and it was eventually decided that the decoration committee and the fete committee should meet next Tuesday night to make the necessary arrangements for the fete. PLANTING COMMITTEE EXTINCT. A report of the planting committee was called for, but Mr Langford epad he believed the committee was extinct. (Laughter). He was pleased to say that the adverse balance bad been wiped out—(applause; —and he now handed over the sum of Is 2d to the committee. The Chairman thought the Committee should accord Mr Langford a vote of thanks for his energy in this matter. Mr Langford said they must thank the donors, for he had no difficulty in collecting the £ '«> lis. Ail those whom he approached contributed most wili- ingly, and he did not have one refusal. (Applause.) He now handed in a complete balance sheet, show- ing that the total receipts amounted tot:23 ck A GIFT. A vote of thanks was passed to Mr Martin Phillips for his gift of a new iron box for the Scotch well entrance. ROWDYISM OX COTCIIWELL. The Secretary said he had received several com- plaints that Scotchwell Was a most rowdy place on certain nights, more especially on Sunday nights, and it had been suggested that the gates be closed at 10 o'clock or half-past ten. The Chairman said that perhaps if the gates were closed, someone might insist on his right to go that way and break the gates. Mr Martin Phillips That would certainly be done. The Chairman thought the Committee should ask the police to occasionally patrol the Scotchwell at night, especially on Sunday afternoon and evening, as the walk was used for purposes that were not desirable. The Secretary said that if the Press took the matter up strongly, it would have a good effect. On the suggestion of Mr George Herbert Llewellin it was decided to make au application to the Chief Constable to have the Scotchwell occasionally patrolled, especially ou Sunday evening from niue o'clock to half-past ten. FOOTPATHS' PRESERVATION SOCIETY. Mr Sidney Evans gave notice that at the next meeting he would move that the Committee consider the desirability of joining the Footpaths' Preserva- tion Society. Mr W. E, C. Lewis remarked that he believed the Committee would, for a nominal sum, have the assistance of this Society.
Roose Petty Sessions. MILFORD MOTORIST FINED. ASTONISHING CONDUCT. The Roose sessions were held on Saturday before Mr 0. H. S. Williams (iu the chair), Mr J. S. Roberts, Mr James Thomas, Haiuieston, aud Mr J. T. Fisher. DRUNKENNESS. David Driscoll, Studdolph, Steyuton, was summoned for druukenuess on May I ith. P. C. Nicholas, Johnston, said he found defendant help- lessly drunk ou the Haverfordwest and Johnstou road. Defeudant, who was said to be a farm labourer who had previously been in the army, was fined 2s Gd without costs, this being his first offence. i WILL NOT TOUCH DRINK AGAIX. J:im"s Llewellin. Llaugwm, was summoned for a ¡ similar oifence on May loth. P.C. Morgan told the court that he found defendant I lying down drunk in Llangwm. OIl witness lifting him up he ¡"!lud Llewellin to be bleeding from the head and face. He was afterwards handed over to the care of his wife iind son. Defendant wrote to say that this was his first offence, and he trusted that the bench would deal with him very leniently. He promisel not to drilik allY more beer so long as he lived. Fined 2? lid without costs. MOTORIST'S MAD CONDUCT. Henry roster, Milford Haven, was summoned for I riding his motor bicycle in a mauuer dangerous to the public. Mr W. D. Phillips, the Salutation Hotel, Haverford- west, who was called by the police as a witness, told the court that on May 7th while driving with a friend to Milford Haven he saw a motor cyclist comiug dowu the lull by Avellanau towing another man on a bicycle. Their machines were connected by means of a rope, and they were comiug down tha hill at a terrific pace. A man with cattle was a little way in front of him, and although this man lifted his hand the motor cyclist took no notice. The result was that the rope which was right across the road (the men being on either side of the highway), nearly knocked his horse over. As it was the horse bolted, and injured itself badly by kicking itself in order to get free from the rope. D.C C. James: Did they render you any assistance after the accident happenedNo. They went away. Witness added that the two cycles were linked together by means of this rope, and there was no possible escape for the horse. D.C.C. James was sworn, and said that ou May 11 he interviewed Mr Foster at Milford, and told him of the complaint lie had received. Defendant replied "I don't know how it happened. I was towing a bicycle, and the cyclist was on one side of the road and I was on the other." Prosecutor told him this was not the first time that bis conduct on the road had led to complaints and that he would now be summoned. The bench fined defendant £ 2, 10s for not appearing, and costs. They also made an allowance to Mr Phillips for his attendance as a witness. "NOT CROSS." Arthur Bevans, of Green Moor, Camrose, was sum- moned for not having control over his pony and cart. P. C. Llewellin proved the case, stating that on the evening of May 8th he found defendant's horse and cart unattended near Camrose. A few yards behind was another cart belonging to Mr Berry, and in this cart defendant was seated. 011 his attention being called to the matter defendant said Your are not cross, are you r (Laughter). Fined "s Gd including costs. THOUGHT TO HAVE BEEX HOME EARLIER. Earnest Gibby, Talbenny Hall, was summoned for driving a hoise aud cart without a light. P.C. James said that on May 14 be met defendant about 0 :;0 p.m., and as he was without a lamp defendant explained that he hoped to have been home earlier. When he was served with the summons, Mr Gibby expressed regret for what had happened, and asked wit- ness to plead guilty on his behalf. Fined 7s till lucluding costs. WOMAN CYCLIST FIXED. A HAlll) CASE. Jane Hooper, St. Thomas Green, Haverfordwest, was summoned for riding a bicvcle without a light. P.C. Nicholas spoke to meetiug the defendant at John- ston at \)I) p.m. Her lamp was out and quite cold and defendant expLuned to him that she had just shared her wick with a friend. Defeudant told the Bench that she lit her lamp at Milford and it burned until they reached Johnston, Here her frieud's lamp went out, and "be shared with this friend her wick. After re-lighting she mounted, and a little further all she met the police constable. She was not aware that her lamp was out until the constable called her attention to it. Deftndaut was fined 76 (jcl inclusive. STRAYS. William Dunn, Hill Mountain, Burton, was fined Is for allowing his ass to ftray on the highway. P.C. Morgan proved the case. John Bevans, Troopers Iun, Llaugwm, was summoned for a like offence. On the case being called, defendant's wife stepped forward, although the defendant himself was in court. D.C.C. James called attention to this, remarking that he did uot know if it was considered policy to send the wife forward. 'lhe wife retorted that her husband knew nothing about the matter. Defendant, who had been previously convicted, was j fined 2s Gd. Thomas Llewellyn, Hill Mountain, Burton, was fined Is 6d for a similar offence. The Chairman remarked i that had the defendant appeared the tine would have b en only Is. George Philpin, Telcomb Farm, was fiued Is incluoive for allowing a sow to stray. SCHOOL ATTENDANCE CASES. Mr John Griffiths school attendance officer, Hook, summoned John Gall, of Pope Hill Bridge, for failing to send his child to school. The attendances having improved, the case was dismissed on payment of costs. Martha Owens, Lower Quay, Hook, Llangwm, was fined 5s, without costs in each case, in respect of two children. John Edwards. Llangwm, was fined Is and costs for a similar offence.
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