AFTERNOON MEETING. The afternoon meeting was presided over by the Bishop of St. Davids, who was enthusiastically received. His lordship said there were three reasons why he was glad they were having an annual eisteddfod. The first reason was that those kind of meetings brought people together who otherwise did not have an opportunity of meeting and working together. Scientific people told him of the theory of attalism—but there was a great deal in them that belonged to primitive man. There was something in their Welsh blood that made a fight interesting— a quality which also belonged to primitive man. But when they had a real sensible system of Education their Welsh imagination would be developed so much that they would find working harmoni- ously together far more interesting than fighting. Meetings like that brought thern together with a common object. They had a delightful programme of music, literature and art. These were things necessary to make life happy. It was not money that made life happy. It was necessary for a man to have a hobby of some kind, and the best hobby of all was music or literature or art. A great many children left school hating books. There were books that were bad, but they could get an excellent library now for a sovereign, and it was a thousand pities that so many young people had no taste for reading. The eisteddfod helped them in that way. He knew he was speaking in the presence of critics and musicians, but he thought it would have been advisable if a little different system had been adopted in the prizes offered. Instead of giving one musical piece to competitors he suggested that a piece should be set at sight. He believed the result wou]ù be that in the towns and visages some solid musical work would be done during the winter months. His third reason for believi?n'g e winter Eisteddfod was that he was a Welshman and believed in Welsh patriotism. A Welshman was very difficult to define. If they described him as a person who spoke Welsh he was afraid that a great many of those present would be excluded. In Wales there was a great mixture of races. They had the Old Stonemen of long ago, then the new Stonemen— those little dark people whose traces were still found in all parts of Wales. Then they had the Goidels, the Brythons, the:Norsemen, the Saxons, and the Normans. After that, how could they say who was a Welshman and who was not? Bnt he had a definition that included all who loved Wales. Whether a person spoke with a Welsh or a pure English accent if he lived in Wales and loved NN,'Ia)ilieres better than himself that person was a Welshman. (Applause). He was glad that there was a proper amount of Welsh sentiment in the premier Welsh county, and a practical way of expressing it was not to Jet Dr. Owen's library go outside the county. (Applause). It was all very well to talk patriotism on the platform, but the important thing was to carry it out in daily life. He was reminded that it was a great predecessor of his—Bishop Burgess— who revived the Eisteddfod 100 years ago after it had been in abeyance for many years, with the assistance of another man, one of the most charming of Welsh poets and one of the most genial of Eistedl'fodwr, Ceiriog Hughes, of whom lie was reminded because his gifted daughter was one of the adjudicators that day. In this county, with its antiquities, its ancient churches, and its castles, he exhorted them, whether English or Welsh speaking, to be proud of their premier county, and to work together to make the Wales we loved a little better and brighter be- cause we had lived. (Applause). The Mayor proposed a vote of thanks to the Bishop, and referred to his lordship as a good Welshman and as an authority on Welsh literature. Dr. F. R. Greenish seconded, and hoped that the Bishop's suggestion as to allowing the adjudicator to say what portion of a work should be performed, I would be carried out another year. The vote was carried with applause. THE COMPETITIONS. Tenor solo, "Admired Miranda" (D Jenkins)— Prize awarded to William Lewis, Pembroke Dock. Two choirs, lIaverfordwest, nd Tenby, entered for the chief choral competition, "By Babylon's Wave" (Gounod), and in delivering his adjudication Dr. Arthur J. Greenish asked the choirs why they thought that singing and forcing the voices were the same thing. Both choirs forced their voices to no end, they ruined the tune, and if they did not look out they would ruin their own throats. The first choir (Teuby) did not have good balance, the sopranos did not blend in consequence of one or two over-straining their voices. The tenors were rather weak, the intonation was very poor, and he alluded to other faults including the rendering of the final cadence, and the failure to grasp the sentiment of the words in the second part. The balance of the other choir (Haverfordwest) was fairly good. The base were too light, the intonation was sharp. A part of the expression was poor the opening of the second part was much too loud, so that when they worked up to the climax on page seven there was no more climax left in them. The fugue was rather better done than the first choirs, but it was not sustained enough. There was no question that No. 2 was the better choir, and he awarded them the prize. Mr W. E. Dixon, the conductor, was then invested, amid applause, with the prize of and the silver- mounted baton, given by Messrs. Thompson and Shackell, Cardiff. The Rev E Nicholson Jones delivered the adjudi- cation on the original poem "The hills of Pembroke- shire" and said there were four competitors. Gwyneth was evidently as yet only in the lower. rungs of the poetic ladder Idris was a careless competitor; "Neurig" had written a poem of con- siderable length and in metre, rhyme, and accent there was no fault to be found. But the sentiments expressed were tame and common place, and the composition lacked the flight of poetic fancy. Had there been no other poem to consider he must say the competition would have been disappointing and the hills would not have found their poet. But he was pleased to say there was one who saved the situation and who lifted the competition from the level of mediocrity. "Gerllawymynyddoedd" had sent in a poem which breathed the true spirit of romance, and which bore evidence of the skill of the true artist. He deserved the prize. The successful competitor was Mr William Thomas, of Cardiff (a native of Fishguard). For the open male voice competition only one choir competed—Llanelly, conducted by Mr Dan S. Evans, and in awarding them the prize ( £ 3.3 and a silver cup for the conductor, given by the Mayor), for a magnificent rendering of "The Reveille" (Elgar) the Adjudicator said this was a piece of intense difficulty and any other choir would have had a hard task to beat them. The Morriston choir entered for this competition, but did not put in an appearance. For the best recitation of the Death of Minne- haha (Longfellow), the first prize went to Miss A. Phillips, Haverfordwest, and the second to Miss Lizzie Davies, Llanelly. Contralto solo Happy art thou, Magdalena" (Stainer).—Prize divided between Miss Jago, Pem- broke Dock, and Miss Agnes Phillips, Haverford- west. Four choirs entered for the county male voice competition, "Peace, be still" (D. Jenkins). Prize, no and gold medal for the conductor (given by Mr Bisley H. Munt.) These were: L Llysyfran, con- ductor, Mr John Bees; 2, Haverfordwest, conductor, Mr T. Mathias; ;1, Camrose, conductor, Mr C. HeeR; ,1, Cleddau, Pembroke Dock, conductor, MrD. Davies. The adjudicator described it as a severe test to sing a part of the piece without acconipanimeut. In the first choir, the first tenors were constantly out of tune, expression fair, tempo rather fast. No. 2, very good choir, expression fairly correct, but they came to grief at bottom of pa>'es 1 and 5, one or two chords being absolutely wron" No. i. Tempo not well chosen, they made the same mistake as the previour choir on pages 1 and 5 • they sang a wrong note and made a very bad cadence. No. t, Express- ions very good, the andante was the best of all, and although they made a serious slip in the cadence, they were the only choir that sang correctly the chord on pages 4 and 5. lie awarded the prize to No.4-Pembroke Dock. THE EISTEDDFOD CONCERT. Monday's. musical teast included a high-class concert, which may be described as the feature of the dav. A crowded audience was presided over by the Mayor (Mr Isaiah Reynolds) and in addition to the full band of tke hit Batt. Wetch Regiment some of the best known artistes bad been engaged. The band, which was conducted by Me J. W. Monck, opened the programme with an overture, which was one of the finest features of the evening. The star artiste was Miss Winifred Lewis, of Senglienydd, a contralto singer, who gave a charming rendering of C. N. Davies's solo, Friend. Encored, Miss Lewis responded with "My mother's song," and later in the evening she was again encored for her singing of "Kathleen Mavourneen," responding with "The minstrel boy." She also appeared in the duet, "Venetian boat song," along with the soprano, Madame Maud Loveless, who possesses a well- trained voice and whose technique is without the slightest defect, but who on this occasion did not appear to the best advantage. Responding to an encore the artistes sang" AJice, where art thou?" Another success of the evening was the duet Two beggars," by the tenor and bass (Mr John Roberts and Mr William Samuell). Mr Roberts's voice has a slight nasal defect, bat otherwise he is a sweet and powerful singer and excellent on the top notes. Mr W. Samuel was warmly applauded for his rendering of the solo "Old Squire Bob," and as an encore he sang Stephen Adams's Thora." The quartette was a brilliant performance, and then came that magnificent selection by the Band, Sullivan's Gondoliers." During an interval, the Mayor said the eisteddfod had proved a success, both financially and musi- cally. They were glad to find that the eisteddfod platform was broad enough to contain men of all creeds and all shades of political thought. He men- tioned that already £ 300 was available for taking over Dr Henry Owen's library, and by the close of the day he hoped the figures would have swoollen to 1:100. In conclusion the Mayor, as chairman of the eisteddfod committee, paid a tribute to his colleagues for the splendid way in which they had worked in order to make that day a success.—Sir Alfred Thomas proposed a vote of thanks to the Mayor, and this was seconded by Mr A. H. Howard, and carried with acclamation.—The accompanist was Mr C. Bulmer.
IndEyaiaiiosa at Liangwra. WOMEN'S OCCUPATION GONE. THE VILLAGERS DESCRIBED. Considerable indignation is said to exist at Llangwm at the prohibition of the seine fishing net used in the village for so many years, and at the substitution of a much less effective net. This means that "Othello's occupation's gone," for it is the women who go out to earn the where- withal to keep the home going, while in the majority of cases the husband stays at home charged with the domestic responsibilities. This does not appear as strange to anyone in Llangwm, where it has received the sanction of successive generations ever since the colony was founded. Though the husband cleans the kitchen and washes the clothes, he only fills the post of a housemaid, for it is the wife who has full control over the domestic purse, and makes all purchases even to her man's" Sunday clothes. In most other places a husband speaks of his wife." Not so in Llangwm. There the woman, in virtue of her natural supremacy, refers to her husband as her man and regards him as nothing more than a useful chattel. The husband bv no means resents this; he is over-flowing with admiration for his spouse and wouAd readily say of her as Adam says of the beautiful Eve, That what she wills to do or say Seems wisest, vertuosest discreetest, best. MODERN WILLIAM COBBETTS. /to No young man 111 llngwm thinks 01 neierring matrimony until his position in the world is secure. In this village-Dow thrown into a tempest—to marrv is to enter into a comfortable heritage. William Cobbett saw a young farm lassie out scrubbing the door step at six o'clock in the morning and he was so enraptured by that moving spectacle that he straightway resolved that that young woman should be his wife. Much the same principle is operative at Llangwm: it is the most energetic woman that is the most sought after. Before and after marriage a Llangwm woman is a hard worker. She is out in all weather, sometimes before the neighbouring towns are astir she has tramped seven or eigtit miles, and her penetrating voice is heard, clear and distinct, on the keen morning air, offering her fish and oysters for sale. There is her blithe- some figure in the street, quaintly dressed in a short homespun red skirt, felt hat, and red shawl thrown loosely over her shoulders. In such a costume, and speaking a strange dialect, a Llangwm woman immediately arrests the attention of a stranger in the streets. No need of a Daylight Saving Bill in Llangwm, where the whole village is astir at five and six o'clock in the morning. It would be a mis- fortune if the Llangwm woman is to disappear from filling her accustomed role in our streets through the action of the Sea Fisheries Committee. Combined with their comely person and far more than average intelligence, is great physical strength. A Llangwm woman rows with almost the skill and science of a 'varsity athlete and with more than his vigour. She handles her net with the dexterity of a Cornish fisherman; she will calmly face any tempest while her husband will remain shivering on the banks; and she thinks nothing of rowing miles against tide and wind. As soon as the Small Holdings Act was passed she sought an outlet for her energies in other directions, and many Llangwm women sent in their applications for allotments to the local council. If fishing is to be given up now, Llangwm women will cultivate their allotments with conspicuous success. THE ONE SPHERE LEFT TO THEM. The men have indeed one sphere into which their better halves have not thought fit to intrude. It is 011 the parish council, the local debating society, that the men display their brilliant native gifts. "When the Parish Councils Act was passed Lord Salisbury contemptuously said Give them a circus." The Llangwm council is more wonderful than any circus so far it has only been rivalled by Hubberston. A report of a recent meeting, written in the pre- Raphaelite style, was widely circulated through the London Press and was reproduced in the New York and Melbourne newspapers. Councillors naivelv propose themselves as members of com- mittees heads are not bared during the proceed- ings; Mr is taboo where everyone is addressed as plain Jim," Jack and Bill for to lay claim to Mr" is to be proud! There is no standing on ceremony; "tliee" ilid "tlioti" are still the con- ventional personal pronouns, and any councillor who desires to smoke does so without consulting the chairman. The debates are interpersed with philosophical observations on Socialism and general politics; local landlords, and especially the parson have to run the gauntlet of council criticisms. If there is one thing which the Council enjoy more than another it is a real live controversy with the parson over his administration of the parochial charities, and hardly a meeting passes without the Clerk being directed to elicit some information from the Charity Commissioners or the President of the Local Government Board. Knowing the dilatory way in which these Departments deal with corre- spondence the Council invariably ask to be obliged with a reply by return of post! There is nothing feudal about Llangwm, where the local landlords receive many bludgeon hits delivered in inimitable -4 .,I "FOREIGNERS" NOT WELCOMED. ()Q 1-1. __11 L1. strangers, or "roreigueio uuey can uiem, mc Dot really welcomed at Llangwm, where the villagers generally inter-marry among their own people and if some outside swain desired to win the hand of a Llangwm lassie he would first have to give unmistakable proof that he submitted to the time-honoured rules and customs of the village. Otherwise his advances meet with little favour. The other day an unfamiliar person strode down the narrow streets of the village. There's a stranger, mammy," said a little boy as be peeped out of the door. "That's right," came a woman's voice from inside, pile'n, T onirnY. lommy at one complied, and acting on his mother's instructions, commenced vigorously to pelt the stranger. A DOLEFUL SUNDAY. In religion the villagers are austere and JruritanicaJ. They are stoutly opposed to dancing—indeed, no dance has ever been held in the village—and no one would have the courage to introduce village theatri- cals. No kind of gaming is allowed; the house of mirth they shun because it conduces to Godlessness. Novels they never read the Bible and Pilgrims Progress are their sole literature, but these they know thoroughly, and they cover an extensive field. The Sunday sermons they discuss for the greater part of the ensuing week, and woe to the preacher who is suspected of heretical leanings. In the Sunday school Justification by Faith or Works is still the main theme for debate, and the subject is often adjourned from Sunday to Sunday until it has been exhaustively treated. In the house, no one would dare to talk during meals, especially on a Sunday and newspapers—secular and religious- are all carefully placed on one side from Saturday evening until Monday morning. There is not a public house in the village, but for a wedding the bride's mother brews, and the party are regaled with beer. At funerals they sing over the bier; and, although they abhor priestcraft, no one would think of dying without having a local clergyman or minister to administer spiritual unction. The people, still superstitious, are not easily persuaded to pass a churchyard after dark; while demon worship still lingers amongst the very old, some of whom arc popularly supposed to be endowed with preternatural powers. Only during all election and on Sunday will Llangwm women discard their red skirts and shawls. On Sunday they turn out in a costume a la mode, while some have even suggested the directoire dress as an improvement. Some of the elderly women would not think of going to chapel without wearing the old-fashioned Welsh hat with its high cone- shaped brim while at a general election blue colour predominates, and in this garb the women turn up at political meetings in the capacity of expert "hecklers." II 'U
Charge of Sheep Stealing. BROADWAY LABOURER ARRESTED. LEG OF MUTTON FOUND. At the Haverfordwest police court on Monday before the May" or and Mr Price, a labourer named James Davies, of Broadway, was charged with stealing one ewe the property of Thomas Mends, Williamston, Haroldston West', of the value of ;>s, between 9 p.m. on the 29th May and 9 a.m. on the 30th May. D.C.C James asked for a remand until the Hoose Sessions on Saturday, and intimated that by then he hoped to be able to proceed with the case. He called P.O. James, of Little Haven, who told the court that he traced the footmarks of a sheep from Mr Mends's held where it was lost to the defendant's house, and on searching Davies's house he found a leg of mutton. The Bench granted the remand, and allowed the defendant bail.
The Institute Carnival. For the Haverfordwest Institute Cannival to be held to-morrow week (June 10th), eifoits are being made to secure some very artistic representations. Some ladies have entered for historical characters on horseback, and the local history tableaux will be sttongly in evidence. It is expected that ali the crack cavalry regiments of the British Army will he represented. Among other attrac- tions will he a confetti battle, and au opeu air concei t in which tha principal local arfistes will take pait. As the 'ir,' i tfs will take pait. As the carnival ? in aid of the funds of th, Haverfordwest Men's Institute it is hoped that it will be generously supported by the public.
A Strong Navy. EMPHATIC DEMAND BY MR. OWEN PHILIPPE M.P. Mrs Owen Philipps, wife of the Liberal member for the Pembroke Boroughs, opened a bazaar at the Maiket-h.uL Pembroke Dock, on 'Tuesday in .? of the debt on the new club premises. The mayor (Councillor Cliarles Young) presided, and gave Mrs Philipps a hearty welcome, and the latter paid a high tribute to the ladies of Pembroke Dock for the artistic taste they had shown iu the work. Mr Owen Pi ilipps, M.P., said they in Pembrokeshire. and especially in the Pembroke Boroughs, were agreed about one thi,ig, regardless of their political differences. They believed it vvl-s absolutely essential to the saft-ty of the country that they sh )uld maintain a Xavy strong enough to defect any other two navies in the world. (Hear, hear.) But he was not so certain that they were all so agreed as to footing the Bill. (Hear, hear.) During the next two or three mouths he expected that Mr lioch and himself would have some fairly hard work in Parliament in endevuouring to secure the uecess:uy funds contributed by all classes of the community in order to provide, not only for aid-age pensions, but the strong Xavy that it was imperatively necessary that they should provide.
GOOD FRIDAY. i o the r.SJUor oftlz", .< ¡lfilf(Jrd flavin Tele-jtaph. SiK,-—It is not my intention to extol] or depreciate the actions of past Popes, as their jurisdiction docs not control my life, so I allow vour readers to form their own judgment regardin.g Mr Burke's brie f summary of the long and complicated Easter con- troversy. The Venerable Bede said the term Easter was first used when Christianity was introduced among the Saxons in Britain, and this old historian traces it to Eostre," a Saxon goddess, whose festival was celebrated annually at the season in which Easter is now held, and when the worship of the heathen deity was abolished the name was still retained in connection with the Christian festiral to which it gave place. The precise time of this festival has been the subject of keen and protracted controversy between the Eastern and Western Churches. It was over this subject the dispute arose in the second century between Victor, Bishop of Rome, and Polvcratis, Bishop of Ephesus, when Victor published sentence of excommunication against the churches of Asia Minor. The Council of Aries, 81-1, and Constantine the Great, tried to secure uniformity but failed, and another attempt was made at the Council of Nice, ::25, with similar result. Differences arose in the time of keeping the festival between the Eastern and Western Churches amounting sometimes to a week and some historians record the difference of a month, till at length, partieLilarIN, bN- the exertions of Dionysius Exiguus, a Roman Abbot in the sixth century, the Alexandrian mode of reckoning was introduced into the Western Churches At the end of the sixth century a controversv broke out in Britian concerning the time of keeping Easter, which lasted for two hundred years, the opposing parties being the old Christians of Britian and Ireland and the new Christains who were converted bv Agustin and other emissaries of the Western Church. After a long protracting controversy both the old Christians ■ of Britain and Ireland consented to adopt the Roman mode of computation which had been originally proposed by the Alexandrian Church. (vide Gardiner's Faiths of the world.' 1 In Mr Burke's letter we are told that this un- certainty and want of uniformity continued for over l,o00 years and is attributed by him to want of precision in astronomical calcuJation" owing to the "great diversity of opinion as to the exact time of the vernal equinox. This variation and uncertainty as to dates continued til ].? when Gregory XIII. issued an edict ordering the sUppression of ten ?.g m the ioHowmg year mal? ca]endars obsolete, and we are told this ￼ calendars obsolete, and we are old thIs wag ? an arbitrary act, whereas arbjtrarmess? uncertainty are the leading charactens ics ?f tile whole controversy. Our present Easter then is a religious festival of the Roman Church born III bitterness and strife, and those who recognise it as biii(lin,i upon their religious life acknowledge the authority of that church. There are those who are Vrepareù to believe in the wisuoin and divine right of p Gregory to arbitrate and decide what they are to do and believe in things spiritual, There are others who follow a calendar which may be termed » at fault." and not a few treat Easter as a festival of merely human origin, which has been handed down with great uncertainty, bitterness and strife In closing my correspondence on the subject allow me to state it is not my wish to disparage or discon- tinue great seasons of devotIon, and would not have referred to the subject but for the base insinuation that much evil exists through Nonconformists refusing to conform to this festival, as I have every respect for the people who do, but maintain it is impossible to dogmatise as to the day and hour of our Saviour's death. It is enough for me to know He did die and that He rose again. Rehobotb, Milford. — JOHN HARRIS.
j CRICKET. HAVERFOKDWESr v. WILLIAMSON. The Haverfordweit Cricket Club were at home on Saturday with WiHiamsou. The proved VQry interesting and was witnessed by a fah.j ),? ?,??? 0Jf spectators. As it was agreed that the stumps should be drawn at half past tjix the game was declared drawn. Going in first the visitors first three wickets feIl for nothing. II Allen next went in and after batting in brilliant style for 48 runs was bowled by W. E. Roberts. The Bcoring now ilJrease'l fa.irly rapidly and tbe fifth wicket fell for G.).. E. E.Gooùri¡]ge was bowled by W. E. Roberts after a hvetyl<. A. E. Brown and W. John f0rmed a good p'artnersbp and increased the score to 90 for the ninth w?ket ?na!)y the tenth wicket fell for 104. The homesters batted with W E Robeits and M E Morgan, and after knocking Up five runs jioberts was bowled but Morgan carried his bat for 1J not out. L. W. Penn also played well and after a lively 11 was bowled by W. John. The third wicket fell for 3i at which stage the match was declared drawn. The bowling honours for the homesters went to J. D. Jones who took five wickets for 26 ruus. Scores: WILLI AMSXON, JWebbbJD Jones 0 J G Webb run oat 0 DGeorgebLWPenn. a HAneabWERoberts.?" 48 .?' H Goodridge b J D J ones ,| 2 E E Goodridge b W ERoberts!17 1 E Goodridge b M E Morgan 4 WE)kinisbJDJone8. J. i j AEBrowubJDJoues.. '"?? ?* n WJohnbJDJones.?"* 13 StyEvacanotcut.??.? (j Extras.3 Total. 101 HA VERFORDWEST. W E Roberts b D George ,'J M E MorgHnnot out. 13 J D Jones b D George, | n L W Penn b W Joh' ￼ ???. ?' ?n ￼ TAIIiu'ncsuotout.?? 2 Extraa.? J Total. 37 D Akrill Jones, A H Howard, J W Hammond, X Parcell, J b Bennett, L II Ellis did not bat. —
THE WELSH SUMMER SCHOOL. We have received a letter from Mr D. James, the secretary of the Welsh Language Society, Treherbert, calling attention to the seventh annual Welsh Summer School. Mr James states that since tho establishment of the school, and its recognition by the Board of Education as a grant earning institution, the Welsh language has received a great impetus, and the course in Welsh at this school will materially help teachers who have not hitherto had opportunities for learning how to teach Welsh. This year the Swansea Grammar School has been placed at the disposal of the Society, and through th«. assistance of the Swansea Cvmrodorian and of several education authorities there is every prospect of a successful gathering next August.
HAVERFORDWEST MARKET. | -May 20TII, s d s d Geese. 0 0 to 0 0 each. Turkeys 0 0 to 0 0 per lb. Ducks. 0 0 to 0 0 each. Fowls 2 to 3 I Rabbits 0 0 to 0 0 Beef. 0 o to 0 S per lb. Mutton 0 7 to 0 S Lamb 0 to 0 10 Pork 0 to 0 S Veal 0 7 to 0 9 Butter 0. to 0 10 Cheese. 0 j to 0 G :Ji:ggs. 14 to IG for Is. Potatoes lblbs for Is.
IHiLFOHB HAVEN NEWS. Abtifictal Teeth.—Edward Engi&nd. Limited, now attends at Mr Meyler. Chemist, Charles Street. Milford Haven, every Tuesday. See large adver- tisement. Estimates free. English aud America; Artificial Teeth. Teeth fixed by the Company's Patent Suction, requiring no fastening. For articulation and eating tll,,v are equal to the nitu"al teeth. DR. GRIFFITH A A1) THE CENTRAL WELSH BOARD. Dr. Griffith. J.P., last week attended a meeting of the Central Welsh Board as representative from Pembrokeshire. The meeting was held at Barry and was presided over by Professor Anwyl- There was a representative attendance which included Principal T. F. Roberts (Aberystwyth), Principal Reichel (Bangor;, and Principal Griffiths (Cardiff). Dr. Griffith ventilated a grievance which affected representatives from Pembrokeshire and other similarly situated counties. The meetings of the Board were invariably held either at Shrewsbury, Llandrindod or Cardiff, and he thought it only fair that the authority should in tiirii visit Pembroke- shire. It was ultimately decided that a future meeting should be held at Haverfordwest. The doctor deserves the thanks of bis colleagues for having so successfully championed the claims of his native countv. A SCENE IX NORTH ROAD. On Tuesday evening the inhabitants of a respect- able (juarter in North Road and Greville Road were greatly perturbed at a drunken brawl which -Itiiiiateiv one of the developed into a free fight. Ultimately one of the participants Thomas Merriman was marched off to the Police Station by P.C. Lewis and charged next morning before Mr Robert Cole and Dr. T. B. P. Davies and was fined 55 including costs. At the same court two fishermen, William John King and John Prince, were both charged with sleeping in a shed behind St. Catherine's Church. P.C. Lewis proved the olfenee. This shed has sheltered many a homeless toper but it never had two such august personages as a King and Prince before. The former, who is before the bench frequently, was fined 10s inclusive, and the latter Is and costs. VISIT OF SUBMARINES. On Whit-Monday the armoured cruiser "Vulcan with a fleet of submarines arrived in the haven and anchored opposite 31ilford and have remained there since. HAKIN POINT CHAPEL. The Sunday school anniversary services were held at Hakin Point Wesleyan Chapel on Sunday last. Mr R. Sinnett of Haverfordwest, was the preacher for the day and delivered earnest and appropriate sermons morning and evening. In the afternoon service the scholars of the Point School were joined by Rehobotli C.M. Sunday School. The Rev. D. C. Davies, Millin Cross, introduced the service and Mr Sinnett gave an interesting address. The congrega- tions were good especially considering the unsettled Weather. Collections were taken in aid of the School Funds. FISH TRADE AND TRAFFIC. Tonnage of fish dispatched from Milford Docks during the week ending May 21 Trawl. Mackerel. Mav 21th 1M 7,z 20th 105 :2 2(ith ••• 27th iss 21 2Sth 90 10 :2'th :2fi f; 720 213 THE BOROUGH MEMBER. Mr Owen Philipps, M.P., paid a visit to the town Ol Monday afternoon, and at five o'clock met a representative number of steam trawler owners at the Council Chamber, Charles Street. The meeting was private, but we believe it had reference to the Bill before Parliament to close Moray Firth in Scotland against trawlers. The Borough Member is taking a prominent part ia opposing this measure. and is anxious to get the opinion of tbe owners at Milford. --7
AIRSHIP" AT MILFORD. HOW A NEWSPAPER WAS HOAXED. Much amusement has been caused at Milford Haven over an account of an airship at Milford, tile The story was en- veloped in much mystery, and the writer referred to ,t crowd of 30U people outside the Lord Nelson Hotel. all apparently seized with tremor at an im- minent German invasion. There was also an imaginary interview with Captain Nichols, of the steam trawler, Centaur," who was supposed to have seen the ship. On Saturday the Western Mail published the following admission that they had been hoaxed :— LIKE A FLOATING CAGE." ship's CAPTAIN REPOIiTS AIKSHIP AT PEMBEOKE. Under these headings a paragraph appeared in our issue of last Saturday which stated that a mysterious airship had been seen over Milford Haven. The usual features associated with this strange visitor were alleged to have been observed, and a detailed interview with Captain Nichols, of the steam trawler Centawr was published, in which it was stated that the captain hatl seen the airship. It turns out we were hoaxed into giving this story, which was an im- pudent concoction from start to finish. Captain Nichols, so far from sighting an airship in Dale Roads was not anywhere near tne Welsh coast at the time. He was with his ship Centaur on the way home from Oporto. We much regret that we were led into publishing this story, and are sorry Captain Nichols should have been put to any annoyance." ANOTHER AIRSHIP FIASCO AT MILFORD. Four jocose spirits, well known on the Docks, doubtless struck with the Airship hoax determined, to go one better, and between them arranged a little plot all on their own, which if it had come off would have set the town astir by the sight of a mysterious monster soaring overhead. But, alas, once more the old Scotch poet s maxim must be quoted The best laid schemes of mice and men gang aft agley. It was so on this occasion. One night last week the ngures of the four stalwarts might have been seen stealthilv wending their way along the newly-laid road past Murray Crescent. Reaching the second field they got under the lee of the hedge and there unfolded one of Pain's Mammoth Alexandra Pilot Balloons, 20 feet in circumference. The directions sent out are as follows »iki;ctioxs. Carefully open the balloon out. then let three or more persons hold it up and the sides out, while another steeps thoroughly the cotton in Methylated Spirit and ignites it. The heat of the Spirit will rarify the air in the balloon, thereby giving it an ascending power. Evening about sunset will be found must suitable, the atmosphere attbat time being generally calm. -N.13--tiold the balloon a minute cr so after it is fully inflated, and select for the operation a place that is shielded from the wind. The cotton wool was ignited, and one of the num- ber got underneath to put on more spirits when by some means the balloon became inflamed and with it the unfortunate man's clothing. To cut the story short. the "airship" became a derelict, and ail efforts had to be centred upon the unfortunate Spirits' operator. There was a strong easterly breeze at the time, and the comedy was nearly turned into a tragedy. The adventure leaked out on the Docks a day or so later, and a visit to the scene was sufficient confir- mation. for in the hedgerow was scattered remnants of the balloon, the packing paper with label of directions and an empty bottle bearing the name of a local chemist. There was also a pair of trousers of superior serge, cut or torn off at the knees. On Thursdav morning one of the party was presented with the bottle and some of the remnants on the Market amidst great laughter, and one sympathetic admirer of the patriots at once got out a subscription list to recompense them for their loss. Thus was Milford saved from another invasion and a con- temporary from another hoax.
Sala of Property at EHiifcrd. i Messrs Tbotn'i" Evans, aud Son, of Henllan, conducted a fislo of fret hold property situated near the towri of Milford, on Wednesday last, at the Lord Nelson Hotel, There was a good attendance aud brisk bidding. Par- ticulars as follows Lot I.-Tlie Beaconing,' of 12a. ]r. 21p., rent L;j, tenant, Mrs Phillips. Withdrawn at £ 730. Lot 2.-Two fields, held by same tenant, rent £ 30. jj 1 Withdrawn at Lot 3. —Four fields, 12 acres, rent £ 38: tenant, Mr George Thomas. Bought by tenant for £70, Lot 4.-Cuttage and garden, rent £ »>. Withdrawn at £ 115 subsequently sold to tenant. Mr George Thomas. Loti).-T-.vo cottagesaud gardens, in Stey" nton Village, No bid. Lot f-Cotta,-e, smithy and garden. Withdrawn at f2u. Lot 7.—Build_ ing: itp. of 3a. 4p. Sold to Mr William Owen. bteyntou, for £ .ki. Lots s and 0.—Two building sites. Sold to Mr William Oweu. foi- d 3r.20p. With- Lot 10.- FieUs of pasture laud, sa. or. 20p. With- | drawn at £ f3). Lot 11. — Firm of Myrtle Hill, 23a. 3r. 1.-Ip., let to Mr Abel Codd, fit Withdrawn at £ l,.VjO Lot 12-Cotta;re and garden, called Ivv Tower, with three fields of lli Op, let to Mr J H Davies, at £4S. Sold to Mr Thomas Davies, North Farm, Milford, for £ 'JiO. Bidding started at 4; 100. of 3a 3r ltJp: tenant Mr William G. Phillips; apportioned rent £ 0 10s. Sold to Mr T. Davip. for £ 30). Lot H.-Two meJ,dow, of 0<1 lr lOp. Sold to same j buyer as Lot 13, for £ 32.">. j There was no bid for Lot 1-5.
Competition with Gilford. B\I)')' \"D -"f"\lIT TJ'LIY(' BAIl;iY AND STEAM TKAWLIXG. | ILLUSOIaY HOPES. Ac-cording to the South Wales Ihi!y News Barry has serious h.-ipes of capturing the steam trawling in- dustry from Milford. It appears that the rapid develop- ment of Milford Haven vritliin recent years has brought into existence some rivals who would like to attract the tntdi? away from the leading Pembrokeshiie port. Some years Kgo it was Swansea. Now it is the turn of Birry. 1 be recent announcement, says our contemporary, that negotiations are pending for providiug accommodation ten the fish trade at Barry Dock is one indication of the change. It is also said that there are many factors which ha\e a betiing ou the chances of competing ports, and j onr contemporary c,)iitinuo, The chief growth of trade for some years has been at Milford, but other ports have comc into the field with facilities which may be sufficiently superior to those at the Pembrokeshire port to draw away the trade. The requirements of the fish trade include cheap coal aud ice on the spot, with suitable dock acommodation, and market and land traiisport facilities. Un tbe question of coal, and by reason of its remoteness and the consequently increased length of the rail way transit, Milford is at manifest disadvantage. The in- teresting question is where the trade wi!! go, Some is going, and more will go, to Swansea. Some will shift to Barry or Cardiff, but as between the two last-named places there are some open questions :is to where business will be focussed. The Swansea Harbour Trustees have carried nearly to completion the scheme which they determined upon a little over a year ago for extending the facilities of the port as a fishiug centre. The old Globe Dry Do;k adjoining the South Duck basin ,which is set apart for fishing vessels) has been converted into an exteus-ion of the basin. The new wharf fiontage is completed, and work- men are now busy extending the railway lines and com- pleting the alterations which will double the facilities for the lauding, packing, and sale of fish at Swansea. The continued extension and development of the trade here is j practically assured. The growth of the trade wiil result in increases farther west as well as at Swansea, but whether Barry or Cardiff will be the centre of activity is the question." The fact of coal facilities being greater does not seem to have materially contributed to the development of the fishing indllstry at Swansea. Those firms that left Milford in the hope of securing a better marketjat Swansea lost more than they gained. Milford, by its proximity to the fibbing grounds and the safety afforded by an un- rivalled harbour, has enormous advantages over all western competitors. While a trawler is steaming up the muddy reaches of the Bristol Channel, often stormy and congested, the boat going into Milford has discharged its cargo aDd is off to sea again. And as to coal facilities, steam trawlers could easily be adapted for taking the anthracite coal from our local coalfield, while the express trains run by the G.W.R. company enable the Miii'ord fish to be despatched to the centres with the least possible delay.
PEMBROKE ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY (T.F.), (No. 1 Company, Milford Haven). Drill for the week commencing Jlst May — Instruction in gun laying, D.ll.F. and Recruits* Drill, Thursday, 7.30. Band practice, Wednesday aud Friday, 7.30. Orderly sergeant. Sergt. Jeffs: orderly trumpeter, Trumpeter Humphries. T. W. PRICE, Captaiu. I
Dates to be Remembered at Milford Haven. Sunday, June 6th. "Wesleyan Church Anniversary. Preacher Rev. F. Russell Watson, of Cardiff. Rehoboth, Hakin.-Sunday school anniver- -in. -,un d ay school ann i vcr- sary, June 13tb. Morning, Rev D. Garro Jones: after- noon, solos and recitations: evening, service of song. Thursday, June 17th.—Tabernacle Sunday school picnic. June 20th.—North Road Baptist Sunday School Anniversary. Thursday, June 2 Itli. North Road Baptist Sunday school picnic. June 2Gth.-1\lilfurd United Football Club. First atblstic sports on Pill Ground. Particulars shortly. June 27th to JUIY Itb. Eight days Evangelistic Mission conducted by Mr George Clarke at Wesleyan Church, Priory Road. Saturday, July :jrd.-1\lilfurll Haven lish trade's annual excursion to Blackpool (Lancashire). July Stli and 9th.—" Ye Village Fair" in connection with the Tabernacle Church Building Fund. Thursday, July loth.—\Vesleyan Sunday school picnic at Johnston. Thursday, July 29. — Milford Haven Regatta celebration of the lOoth anniversary. Thursday, August 12th.-Annual fete and gala in grounds of Hamilton House. I Thursday, August 26th.—Milford Haven Dog, Poultry, and Pigeon Show. Church anni- versary. Minister: Hev. J. W. Mathews (Rhcudda). Thursday, September 30th. Annual eisteddfod in connection with Thornton Baptist Church at the Masonic Hall. October 7th.—Empire tea and variety entertainment at Masonic Hall in connection with tbe Young Helperb' League. Noi,eiiiber.-Great Nautical Bazaar ill connection with the John Cury Sailors' Rest and Bethel Milford Haven.
I NEYLAND NEWS. 1 to the large stock prices 1 1'0 III L ]i .d to tis Hd.—BlDia.tcoMKt, The People's Ready-Cash Draper. I ——————————
COMING EVENTS AT NEYLAND I Sunday. June -27th.—Congregational Sun- day school anniversary services. Recitations, solos, A:c., at the morning and afternoon services. Service of song '• Simon Jaf-ptr m the evening. Thursday, July 1.—An eisteddfod will be held at Neyland on the above date in connection with Wresley Church. Male Voice, chief choral, Arc. August 29th.—The anniversary services in connection with Honeyboimifdi Baptist Church, will he held on Sunday, Anèu: < 201 h. Preacher, the pastor ( Rev. F. C. Tucker.
The wife of a C.M.S. missionary at Fort Selkirk, in the Yukon district of North-West Canada, writes in the Church MlSBiollllry Gleaner" for Juue :— j From the newspapers we gather that even in dear old England you have not been too warm this winter As for us poor creature; we have been nearly frozen solid." I don't think I ever felt so cold in my life, for although some years the temperature has been lower, the cold spells were shorter. The thermometer for duvs kert between 00 deg. and 70 deg. below zero, and when It did change a little for the better there was a wi?d that was most penetrating, and almost unbe?raole. We were unable to sit down for any let!l of time, not even for meals, and had most moridags to make the kitchen stove our breakfast-tabb It was hard to realize sometimes if we had any undersfanoings at all. We have had, and are still having, a good deal of sickness amongst our Indians, which causes us much anxiety and trouble not having a medical man within i miles of us
Do You Know? Inai the total receipts of the Eisteddfod and concert, together with the subscriptions, amounted to That t:(iC) was taken in caçb from those who paid on entering the concert on Monday evening. That the Rev. Owen Jacobs, much improved in health, has returned from Bath. That he will not be able to take the services at bis chapel for a few weeks. That Sir Alfred Thomas was present at the Taber. nacle chapel on Sunday morning. That the Welsh Knight was much impressed by the conductor's wit at Monday's Eisteddfod. That there has been quite a boom in recruiting for the Territorial Company lately. That during the last three weeks about ;)\1 recruits have been enrolled. That the Chairman of the Town Improvements Committee has renounced the weed. That this self-denial is not imposed because of Mr Lloyd George's budget. That more than one ardent Radical has increased his comsurnption of tobacco since the introduction of the budget. That it was a thoughtful act on the part of Mr Sidney Rees to invite the Town Improvements Committee to meet on his lawn during the summer months. That this will be an agreeable change from the polluted nicotine air of the Council Chamber. That the Roose magistrates are the most erratic in the county. L That a young woman who bad shared her wick with her comrade, and who did not know her lamp was out until her attention was called to it, was lined 7s (id at the last court. That two men found helplessly intoxicated on the road were fined 2s (id each. That I am asked to appeal to farmers in Pembroke- shire to provide their sheep with drinking water. That unfortunately there is still an impression in the county that sheep do not need to be watered. That Mr Bert- McKenzie, eldest son of Mr William Mckenzie, left London on Saturday week for China. That a meeting of the Prenderga.st Joint: Burial Board will be held on Friday evening. That the question of consecration, and the Rev. Owen IJ. Campbell's criticisms will. it is said, be discussed. That on behaif nf the Pembrokeshire Farmers' C lub, Mr Lort Phillips is to lay before the County Council the claims of Pembrokeshire for a Director of Agriculture. PERI WINKLE.
BIRTHS. On the 2Sth May, at Lampeter, the wife of Mr J. E. James, fish merchant, of a daughter. DEATHS. "n the 20th ult., at 2~>. Kewlyn Road, Anfield, Liverpool, after a lingering illness, William Alexander, the beloved sou of Thomas and Margaret Laiul-w, aged 10 years. Deeply regretted. On the 20th nit., at 1, Perrot's Avenue, Alfred, infant child of Mr James Griffiths, Greyhound Hotel, aged 3 weeks. On the :th ult., at Dew-street, in this town, Mr Thomas Russell, aged 77 years. IX MEMORIAM. Iu loviug memory of George Evans Codd. of St. James' Street, Narberth, son of William and Martha Codd, of Haverfordwest, who died May 31st, 1906, aged 3S years. Weep not for me my parents dear, Weep for yourselves for death is near. You see by me I'm cut down soon My morniug sun went down at noon. A CKXOW LEDGMENTS. \\oac^ and fRnÜlv desire to express their liearttcl, thanks to the man; friends for the kind expressions of sympathy shown in their recent sad bereavement. iso to those who sent flowers. 2, Honeyboro' Road, Nevland.
VISITING, WEDDING & MOURNINQ CARDS in a Givai anety ana at very Low Pnces can be obtained at the Ttlegrajih. Pointing Offices, Bridge- street, Haverfordwest, or Priory Street, Milford Haven. A choice selection of Cards sent free by eturu of post for intending purchasers to choose from.
WHY IT IS" that Hornimaii's Pure Tea is nost m deal and Because they do not advertise the largest sale in the world, or the cheapest tea the earth produces, but everyone knows that Horniman's Pure Tea is the best value for money for the best is always the cheapest, and, being Jin! m,0ht t,: lU r the consumer gets what he pays for. Sold by the principal grocere, coufectioDerE, and co-operative societies throughout the v. orld. Sold (I, Haverfordwest by: J. & J. p. Reynolds, Grocers, High Street (Wholesale and Retail).. Miltord Haven Meyler, Chemist Perkins & Co. Grocers. Pembroke Griffiths, Grocer. Pembroke Dock Llewellyn Thomas, Centra! Stores.
ENORMOUS GATHERING AT HAVERFORDWEST. COMPLETE LIST OF PKIZE WINNERS. j It is calculated that between three and four thousand people were present at the Haverfordwest Eisteddfod held in a marquee on the Bridge Meadow on Whit Monday, and after the payment of expenses a substantial sum will be available for handing over to the Town Improvements Committee and to the fund for securing Dr. Henry Owen's valuable refer- encelibrary for Pembrokeshire. The weather was not everything that could be desired, but the slightly adverse climatic conditions could not have had the least effect in keeping people at home. By rail and road big contingents of people poured into the town, so that the lower parts of the town presented a most animated appearance. It is obvious that the revival of the Eisteddfod in Haverfordwest has met a ( eep and abiding public desire, and the success of successive meetings proves that the institution is one that appeals to the genius of the people of Pembroke- shire, north and south alike. How much more edifying it is to see large crowds become enthusiastic over music, literature, and art, than to see them im- mersed in questionable sports and pastimes with the accompanying orgies, unseemly and debasing. The Eisteddfod executive committee, over which the Mayor (Councillor Isaiah Reynolds), presided, are to be congratulated on a success which exceeds all expectations. The arrangements made by the various sub-committees left nothing to be desired, and to the harmonious co-operation of all sections, and especially to the energy and organising capacity of the hon. sec., Mr W. G. Rowlands, must be attributed this happy result. Rev. E. Nicholson, Jones again made an admirable conductor, supple- menting an interesting programme with such wit and humour as robbed the proceedings of anything J approaching dullness. The adjudicators, who did their work most ably, were as follows:— Music—Dr. Arthur J. Greenish, Mns. Doc., Cautab, i F.R.A.M., F.R.C.O., Professor Royal Academy of Music Mr T. Maldwyn Price, Welshpool. Essay—Dr. Henry Owen. Poem and Song—Rev. E. Nicholson Jones. Original Story-Rev. D. Akrill Jones, M.A., Mr H. E. H. James, B.A. Recitation—Mrs David Evans (Delia Ceiriog), Mr W. F. Thomas. Drawing and Painting—Mr Edward Grainger. Needlework—Mrs J. H. Davies, Mrs Akrill Jones, Mrs Ceiriog Hughes. | Accompanists Mr Charles Bulmer, F.R.C.O., L.R.A.M., A.R.C.M., Mr Harry Walker, A.R.C.O. Do. Preliminary Tests—Mr Jenkyn D. Jones, National Provincial Bank. The morning president was Mr Walter P. Roch, M.P., and the afternoon president, the Bishop of St. David's. Amongst others who appeared on the plat- form, which had been decorated with the usual Welsh mottoes, were Lady St. David's, Mr Owen Philipps, M.P., and Mrs Philipps; Sir Alfred Thomas, M.P., Mr Isaiah Reynolds (mayor), Mr R. T. P. Williams (town clerk), Mr Edward Grainger, Broad Haven, and the various members of the Eisteddfod Com- mittee. MORNING MEETING. At the opening of the Eisteddfod Mr Edward Grainger in giving his adjudication in the drawing and painting competitions said that while Wales had made great advance musically, in art it was rather behind hand. Flower painting was far easier than painting landscapes, but the former were much better than the latter, which he put aside. Two of the tiower specimens were very good, and there were some nice exhibits in the water colour draw- ings. ART. The winners were:—Pen and ink sketch, SNvift," Miss M Davies, Old Bridge, Haverfordwest; original oil painting (prize divided), Miss Davies, Old Bridge, and Miss Gwendoline Greenish, Haverfordwest; water colour drawing, 1, James Carr, 2, John Carr, and 3, T Howell, all of Narberth. NEEDLEWORK. The Adjudicator read the adjudication on the needlework, in which the work was described as beautiful. Winners:—Lady's night dress, Miss M Garnon, Prendergast; tea cloth, 1, Miss E Garnon, Prendergast; 2, Miss Morse, Swan Square, Haver- fordwest. MUSIC. For the pianoforte solo, Les Sylphes (Bachmann) for those not over 1fi years of age, there were three competitors—Swanseaite, S.A.L., and Mvfanwy. Dr. Arthur J. Greenish, in delivering his adjudication I said that the first competitorbad acapital touch, but accuracy was not at all good. The second competitor possessed fair technique accuracy was very true on the whole, but the use of the pedal was defective. Mvfanwy had an extremely nice touch her fingering was good, time steady, but technique rather weak. He awarded the first prize to S.A.L.—Sarah Annie Llewellin, Pembroke Dock, and the second to Myfanwy—Maggie Myfanwy Lewis, Llanfallteg. Volin solo (not over if; years) Polonaise (Osker Reiding) the first prize was awarded to Harold William Lewis, of Milford Haven and the second prize to Nellie Smith of Neyland. The adjudicator remarked that in expression there was not much to choose between the two, but the first was superior in intonation, phrasing, and accuracy. Children's vocal solo (boy or girl not over 15) The Pilgrim's Prayer" (Piccolomini).—(boys), Sidney C. Powell, Gwyther Street, Pembroke Dock; (girls), Annie James, Prendergast. The adjudicator des- cribed the competition as a very close one. Vocal quartette, In silent night," (Brahms). Four parties entered, and in awarding the prize to The Wanderers," the adjudicator said the balance of tone was very fair, although the tenor and base could have been a little heavier, the intonation was good, and the expression extremely good, and altogether it was a very artistic rendering. The successful party con- sisted of Miss Annie James, Prendergast, Miss Agnes Phillips, Mr James James, and Mr Jack Edwards. Soprano solo, Mountain stream" (Nant y i Mynydd), W Davies. There were three competitors, and the Adjudicator said that the competition lay, between Mona and Llinos Cyle Mona. The former had an excellent voice, her expression was good, but in one place her breathing failed her and her attack was not always as neat as it should be, neither was her intonation always true, and she was inclined to sing a little sharp. Llinos Cyle Mona's voice was not quite so good, but her expression was good, and she sang in tune. He divided the prizes which went to the sisters, Misses Ella and Mattie Rees of Haverfordwest. Vocal solo (bass or baritone) The wanderer" (Schubert). There were five competitors, and the adjudicators said the prize lay between Harry and D.R. The advantage, however, was slightly with Harry (Harry Davies, Llanelly), and he awarded him the prize. Juvenile choir competition (not over 16 years) "Hail merry playtime" (Tom Price).—Two choirs competed-LJangwm, conducted by Miss Morgan, and Prendergast, conducted by Mr Jack Edwards. The adjudicator held that the seconds were very weak in the Llangwm choir, and were also out of tune and did not sing easily. The second choir had good balance, and although their intonation was not always right, the performance was on the whole an excellent one. He awarded the first prize (t:3 3s) to the Prendergast choir, and the second prize (£1 Is) to Llanswm. n- LITERATURE. The Conductor read Dr. Owen's adjudication in the essay competition. The subject was "Pembroke- shire racial characteristics," and the adjudicator stated that eight essays were sent in many of which, having regard to the means of information at the disposal of the writers, were highly creditable. For the most part, however, they did not stick to the test; in one case the names were carelessly given and in another slang expressions were used. Most of the writers had taken their information from magazines, another proof of the great need of a good public library. He had no hesitation in awarding the prize toLudovicusCambrensis (Rev. T. L. Evans, Baptist minister, Tenby), and he expressed the hope that the essay would be published. In the adjudication on the original story, the Rev. Akrill Jones said that of the four entries only one showed sufficient merit to demand serious criticism. "The Silent Watcher: a tale of the Welsh Revolu- tion," by Tryfan Arfon, was a story which manifested very considerable dramatic power, together with an ability to represent dialogue with naturalness. The story t created an atmosphere which was well main- tained throughout and the crises was led up to with such skill that the interest of the reader was retained to the very last sentence. In awarding the prize to Tryfan Arfon, the Adjudicators congratulated him upon his story and expressed the hope that he would still further develop the gift which he undoubtedly possessed. The successful competitor was R. Hughes Williams, of the Herald Office, Carmarthen. For the best patriotic song the prize was awarded to Mr Alfred H James, Albert Street, Haverfordwest, out of seven competitors. Mr James's production was very highly praised. THE SPEKOIIKS, In calling upon the President, the Conductor remarked that they had only to look at Mr Roch to see a poetic Hash in his eye. He was a son of tha Pembrokeshire hills, and the letters M.P. stood for "Mainly poetical (Laughter). The President said he was always glad to come to Haverfordwest, especially when be could be in agreement with everybody. It spoke much for the Eisteddfod when it could bring on to the platform people like himself and the Bishop of St. Davids,Jand he was only thinking that if Sir Alfred Thomas, the chairman of the Welsh Parliamentary 1 arty, could sit on the platform with the Bishop they should have a pleasing picture of the lion and the lamb. (Laughter). lie left it to every individual present to form hlR own judgment Rg; to who was the lion and who was the lamb. (Much laughter). The Conductor had re- ferred to him as mainly poetical. He only wished he could answer to the charge and give a real poetic address. There was only one thing whose disappear- ance he regretted from the Eisteddfod, and that was the old Welsh costume. He noticed some pretty bats worn there that day, but he only wished he could see the tall hat. His grey hairs were old enough to remember one old lady in his village who used to wear the tall hat on Sundays, and he used to go to church very largely to see it. (Laughter). Of course sermons were dull in those days; but now the sermons were not dull and the congregation was attentive so that it would not matter if they went to church in a tall hat. He hoped that at another Eisteddfod Pembrokeshire ladies at all events would come there in the old Welsh costume. In attending that Eisteddfod they combined business and pleasure and. would be helping a progressive Municipality, because the proceeds would go to town improve- ments, which they all wanted providing the rates did not go np. Then a portion of the proceeds would go towards the fund for housing Dr. Henry Owen's library in the Haverfordwest Castle, and a more fitting home they could hardly imagine for it. The old Castle was looking down on them now perhaps some of our ancestors were looking down on them too. He did not know what they would think of them. Probably they v/onl- think them very strangely dressed, and while they had changed perhaps they would think that present-day people had changed for the better. While they looked on the past and thought of their Pembrokeshire history they too could feel that they were a nationality still. As Welshmen and as Pembrokeshire men they should rise to such a conception of their duty as to leave behind a better record than their ancestors left. (Applause). Mr R. T. P. Williams, in movmg a vote of thanks to Mr Roch, said the Committee were greatly in- debted to Mr Roch, who had lately been working very hard. He had been taking a great deal of walk- ing exercise through the lobbies of the House of Commons—(laughter)—his holiday was short, and there was before him a great deal more of walking exercise, so that thev could have forgiven Mr Roch if he had decided to take a complete rest during his short holiday. When he described the County Member's speech as able he was using an adjec- tive which could be attributed to all his speeches, although some of them were a little fallacious. (Laughter). Lady St. Davids, who seconded the motion, was received with loud applause. Music, she said, re- sembled a happy life in this It depended upon order and upon unity for its success and its exis- tence.' If they took a harp with one string, or a fiute with one note, or a whistle with one sound, what could they do ? They could sound an alarm or call a cab, or make a call to arms, but they could never have music. Music depended upon an ordered suc- cession of sounds. They needed that to have melody. They needed a combination of sounds in order to have harmony. So it was with life. A single note from a prima donna, however rich or magnificent, was not music, for it was not complete. Her lady- ship then referred to those who could neither sing nor play, those mute inglorious Miltons that the poet Gray told us about. She had been asking her- self of what use were these? Every man or woman had his or her use, and she thought that these who could not be speaking glorious Miltons, could by listening to the sounds of the musicians ride with them upon the wings of melody high above the common-places of this earth. Let them, therefore, honour, nationally and individually) their musicians and also those who made music of their lives and out of all the minor keys and discords finally resolve them in the great harmonious coocord, because they had set union, combination and co-operation amongst the national and individual possibilities. (Applause). The vote was carried with acelibi-natioii.
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TRAWLERMEN VERSUS POLICE. POLICEMAN'S WIFE TO THE RESCUE. SCENE IN HARIN. Dr. George Griffith and Mr Robert Cole sat at a special court at the Sessions House on Iriday and investigated acouple of serious charges. In the first case Morgan Evans, of the s.t. Gwalia, appeared in court, just as he left his ship the previous clay, unwashed and bearing evidence of a night's carousal. He was charged on three counts, viz., with having been drunk and disorderly in Heart of Oak Square with assaulting P.C.'s C. Davies and J. Griftiths and with wilfully damaging a helmet and whistle to the value of ss. Mr Jeremiah Coughliu, landlord of the Heart of Oak. Hakin, was called to prove the lirst charge. He said prisoner entered his house about 11).3\1 p.m. He was not very drnuk, but quarrelsome, and he was annoying other people in the bar by pushing his elbow into another man and behaving offensively. Witness spoke to him and he answered with violent threats. He had to send for the police to eject him. Prisoner took a bottle which he threatened to throw at witness. His conduct was that of a madman- By the Chairman Prisoner was also there in the afternoon between two and four and he then had a couple of sleevers of beer. Prisoner said he bad a lot of beer. He got drunk in the Heart of Oak. He had about a dozen sleevers and was in the house several times after leaving the ship at one o'clock. 0 P.C. Charles Davies. stationed at Hakin, next gave evidence of the assault. He said that on Thursday night about 10.¡'O be was requested to go to the Heart of Oak, and was informed by the land- lord that prisoner had come m half-drunk. Witness told Coughlin to request prisoner to leave, and the latter refusing to comply witness then requested i him to do so. IIo again refused, and ho had to eject him. He pulled out a bottle of beer and rushed at the landlord to strike him- Witness laid bold of him and they both fell to the ground. When he was putting 'the handcuffs on, prisoner was contin- ually striking and kicking him about the legs. and behaving most violently. Presently he had the assistance of P.C. Griffiths and Doe-k P.C.'s Rigby and Lucas. A friend of prisoner s tried to prevent them taking him into custody. J^vans pulled his whistle off and damaged his helmet (produced1. P.C. Joseph Griffiths corroborated, and said that prisoner was not very drunk. He saw P.C. Davies and prisoner on the ground with one liand-cuff on. Prisoner was kicking like a madman, and in the struggle he kicked witness, There was a big cyowd gathered at the spot. Prisoner repeated his story 8¡la saut tne beer took effect upon him. The landlord ordered him away 1grufflv. lie would have left quietly, but the con- stable vised unnecessary violence. They nearly choked him on the ground. Sergt. Evans: Did not a woman hold your head down?—No, there were four policemen on top of me. The woman referred to was P.C. Davies's wife, who assisted the police in the straggle. Prisoner further stated that a policeman hit him in tbe face in the cclis. He could not say which policeman it was, and he asked GriSiths that morn- ing who did it. By the Sergeant: I did not make a complaint to you because I did not understand law. The Chairman asked why the Dock police were not there to give evidence, and the Sergeant replied that the prosecution had three witnesses. Dr. Griffith said there was no donbt prisoner was drunk and disorderly and for that he would be fined 2s tiel and costs. The assault was proved and he would go to gaol for seven days' bard labour and also seven days for the damage, the sentences to run coii- currently. He hoped this would be a warning to the prisoner. TRIED TO RESCUE A PRISONER. A11 old frequenter of the court, Samuel Patterson. was next charged with a similar offence at the same time and place and also with damaging a ceil bucket, value 3s. P.C. Davies said that whilst attempting to arrest the last prisoner, this man repeatedly came round and struck him on the back and tried to rescue Evans. Prisoner denied this, and said tie could not get near the man. He simply said. Don't kill the man." P.C. Griffiths corroborated the previous witness. The Chairman again intimated that the Dock constables should have been called. Prisoner, who protested his innocence, received a like sentence to the last prisoner. At the same court. William Johnson, a Tasmanian by birth, but whose ancestors belonged to Pembroke- shire, was charged with lodging in a shed behind the church. Prisoner said he was a tailor and was going to Pembroke Dock to work. He was ordered to leave the town.
APPROACHING EVENTS. W ill reader; please note that all notices for which printing is done at the office of this Journal are inserted FREE 01 CHARCTL In all other cases the fee is 6d. per 1me. Thursday, June 3.—District Nurse Fund. —A tea and small sale wiil be held at The Glen. Thursday, June 3rd. — Annual tea and competitive mooting at Broad Haven Baptist Chapel. The monthly mission service at Tier's Cross is to be held next Sunday evening at f (June 6th). The Minister will officiate. Mr Jenkins, Milford Haven, will render a couple of solos. Sutton Sunday School Anniversary, June 6th. Preacher. Rev. B. C. Evans, Xeyland. Annual tea and entertainment, Thursday, June 17th. June Gth.—South Dairy Sunday School anniversary. Preacher Mr Sinnett, of HaTerfordwest. Services at 10.30, 2.30 and 0.30. Sunday, June 13th. \rolfsdale Congre- gational Church anniversary services. Preacher: Rev Bond Thomas, Pembroke Dock. Collections for church funds. June lOtb.-Carnival and open-air concert in connection with the Institute, Thursday, June 10th. Sunday. June 13th.—Sunday school anni- versary at Dreen Hill Chapel at 2.30 and G 30. Sunday, June 13th—Penuel Baptist Sun- day School Anniversary. Preacher: Rev. J. Williams, Camrose. Sunday June 1:3 ,-Anniversary services at Pope Hill Chape], Preacher Rev B. Roberts, of Sandy Hill, and Marloes. Services at 10.30, 2.30 and 6.3n. The Rev. Edward Lawrence will officiate at Sandy Hill and Marloes. on the above date. Sunday, June lath.-Morayian Sunday school anniversary. Preacher Rev. James Connor, of Tytherton. Monday. June 14th. Penuel Sunday School annual treat. Thursday, June IT.—Dreen Hill Chapel annual tea and entertainment. Thursday. June 17th. — The Grammar School musical and dramatic entertainment will take place in the Masonic Hall at 3 o'clock. Tickets, 3s, 2s, Is. Carriages at 0 o'clock. Sunday, June 20.-Portfield 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 24tti.-Havei,fordwe.,t Improvements Committee's Annual Fete at Scotchwell. Further particulars wiil appear at an early date. Thursday, June 24th.—Nolton Haven Chapel annual tea and entertainment. Sunday. June 2, th.-Prender,-ast Morning Sunday School anniversary services. Preachers 10.30 a.m., Mr G. H. Biddlecombe; o p.m., Rev. W. Mendus. At 2.30, service of praise, solos, duetts kc. Address by Mr Biddlecombe. Collections for school funds. Thursday. July 1st. Portfield Gate Wesleyan Sunday School annual treat. Thursday. July 1.—The summer outing of the Free Church Girls' Guild will be held at Broad Haven. Thursday, July Ktb. Garden Fete at Haroldston Hall in aid of vicarage fund. Sunday. July 11th. Merlin's Bridge Wesleyan Sunday School anniversary. Open-air services, 2.30 and 0, Rev. W. Reynolds Monday following, 7.30, Rev. S. L. Connor. Sunday, July 18th. Albany Church anniversary services. Preacher Rev R. J.,Wl"ms, of Narberth. July 20.—Albany Choir Trip to Lawrenny. July 22nd.—Diocesan Bazaar will be held (D.Y.) in Haverfordwest on July 22nd, 1909. 112 Sunday, July 2.5th.—Hill Park church anniversary. Preacher Rev. J. M. G. owen, of Birmingham, and pastor-elect of the Baptist Church at Greenfields, Llanelly. Bank Holiday v August 2nd,. — Annual flower show and visitors' concert at Broad Haven. Sunday. August Sth.-Broad Haven Church anniversary services. Preacher Rev. Gwilym 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 oi Secretary. August 14th and IC)th.-Visit of Rev. Mark Guy Pearse. Sunday, August 29th.—Tabernacle anniver- sary. Preacher Rev. T. Nicholson, Paddington Chapel, London. October 28th and 2lth.-Haverfordwest Wesleyan Church grand bazaar. November 30tli.—Second visit of Mr George Kendall.