SUNDAY MORNING BURGLARY. SPRING GARDENS BREWERY ENTERED. NEARLY EIOO STOLEN. A FORTUNATE COINCIDENCE. TWO ALERT CONSTABLES. CAUGHT IN THE ACT. By a fortunate coincidence two police constables- Richards and Williams—were proceeding down Barn Street at 4.30 on Sunday morning. Dawn was only just beginning to break along the Eastern sky, and no one, save the officers of the law, was astir. Reaching the bottom of the street the policemen's attention was attracted by the sound of rolling bottles, followed by the rattling of blinds. Suspect- ing that something was amiss—these officers were thoroughly alert—they proceeded to Mr Harold James's brewery premises, and with the aid of a lamp they could clearly discern a man inside. The upper part of the window was open-it had been left open as Miss Bennett, who was in charge of the pre- mises, had failed to close it on the previous night. In a very few moments the man whom the police- men had seen inside was seeking an exit through I the window. Hailing the constables with the re- assuring words It is all right," he at once proceeded to put on his boots. Two pairs of boots were now observed under the window sill, and a man named Bennett, who was the first to make his appearance, was followed by his colleague, a tall middle-aged man who gave the name of West. The two men having been hand-cuffed together, were left in charge of P.C. Williams, while P.C. Richards went inside to make further investigation. One of his first acts was to arouse Miss Bennett, who, sleeping soundly in another part of the premises, was entirely uncon- scious of the undesirable presence of the two burglars. The constable soon found that the men had entered what they must have regarded as a veritable El Dorado. In front of the bar fire-place there glittered a pile of golden sovereigns, silver and copper. Near by were three bags containing more gold and several cheques. Altogether the constable accounted for X91 ls 3d. On the bar counter were two bottles of whisky ready to be taken away. It was obvious that the men bad been tempted by the whisky, and but for this delay-because it was the noise of the bottles that attracted the attention of the policemen-the; burglars would probably have been able to make off with their valuable loot and thus have been free to continue their plunder elsewhere. But as it happened, their designs were frustrated. Near the bottles of whisky were two chisels, which, apparently had been used to force open the drawer containing the money and the cheques. Prisoners were found to have in their possession a board daubed over with glue or some other adhesive substance, and a piece of flint, while Miss Bennett picked up from the sill of the drawing room window a tube of seccotine, and the window itself bore marks of having been cut by means of a sharp instrument. It was also ascer- tained that the shutters inside the bar window had been cut sufficiently to allow a man's hand to be pushed through. On the way to the police station, the prisoner West asked for a drink, and when reminded that he had only just come from the midst of it," the prisoner remarked Oh, but you came just too soon for us." The prisoners had been in this district for some two months. They made their headquarters at Mrs Power's lodging bouse in Quay Street. John Bennett is a fisherman bailing from Hull, while Thomas West is a fireman, and is a native of Waterford. It is significant that Weat was in the Spring Gardens brewery on Wednesday or Thursday evening, and probably made a mental note of many things on that occasion. The premises, as is well-known, are situated off the main thorough- fare, and their position and situation are not altogether unfavourable to those with evil designs. POLICE COURT PROCEEDINGS. On Monday, two rough looking men, who gave i their names as John Bennett and Thomas West were brought before Aldermen T. James (in the chair), Messrs Isaiah Reynolds, C. C. Saies, James Rees, T. M. Phillips, T. R. Dawkins, and H. T. Rule Owen, on a charge of burglariously entering the house of Mr Harold T. James and feloniously stealing cheques of the value of £ 50 lis 7d, and X40 18s lid in moneys. POLICE CONSTABLE'S EVIDENCE. P.C. Richards said that about 4.30 on Sunday morning in company with P.C. Williams be was proceeding down Barn Street, and when opposite Spring Gardens, he heard a noise coming from Mr James's brewery. It seemed as if bottles were being rolled about in the bar, and then be heard the blinds in the bar window rattling. Witness went to the bar window, got on the sill, and found the upper part of the window open. With the aid of a lamp he could see a man inside, and called to P.C. Williams, who was close to the door, as witness was going inside. A man, who gave the name of John Bennett, then came to the window, remarked It's all right." Bennett came out through the window, and witness noticed that he bad bis boots off. Two pairs of boots bad been left outside nearly underneath the window, and Bennett now having got outside, proceeded to put one pair on his feet. Witness having put Bennett in the charge of P.C. Williams, the other prisoner, Thomas West, came to the window and after he got outside he put on the other pair of boots. The two men, handcuffed together, were left in P.C. Williams's charge, and witness entered the house and conducted a search. In the bar he found a pile of money on the floor in front of the fire place. The money was made up of gold, silver and copper, and alongside it was a leather bag containing cheques for JE19 15s Od, 12s 3d, X2 8s 9d, £8 9s 3d, £ 2 2s 6d, £5 8s lOd, together with £17 in gold. Witness said he also found a red canvas ba,g containing two cheques for £4 and JS.2 15s Od, with 10s in gold, and 7s 6d in silver, and in another canvas bag was a cheque for X5 and XS in gold. The pile of loose money on the floor contained Xi in gold, £13 58 6d in silver, copper 8s 8d, a total of t:t)l is 3d. Miss Bennett having by this time been aroused, witness took the prisoners to the police station. He added that before leaving the bar he found two chisels on the counter, which he now produced. On searching the prisoners at the police station, witness found 4s H}d on Bennett, a candle, and a piece of board, and on West Is, three knives, and sundries. The board produced was adhering to Bennett's coat pocket, and in his possession was also a piece of flint. Later he re-searched Bennett, and found 8s 5d in copper in his hip pocket. Proceeding back to the brewery with P.S. Parry, witness examined the window. He saw the shutters inside the window had been cut sufficiently to allow a man's hand to be pushed through. The shutter is fastened by means of an iron bar, and witness also noticed that a drawer had been broken into, and on the counter were two pint bottles of whisky ready to be taken away. On Sunday afternoon be again examined the house, and noticed a square mark on I the outside of the drawing room window. The drawing room was on the same level as the bar, and there was some sticking substance on the glass of the window opposite the catch. It was evident that an attempt had been made to cut the glass with some sharp instrument. A tube containing seccotine was handed to the witness by Miss Bennett. On being charged prisoners made no answer. Prisoners had no questions to ask. Replying to the chairman, the witness said that prisoners were known to him by sight. Witness added that when he took prisoners to the police station, West asked for a drink of water, and he replied, What, and you have just come from the midst of it." To this Bennett said, "But you came too soon for us." P.C. Williams said he was able to corroborate the last witness except as to what took place inside the premises and the amount of money. The prisoners, he added, were quite sober. WHAT MISS BENNETT SAW. Miss Emma Hallett Bennett said she lived at Spring Gardens, and was in charge of the Brewery for Mr James, On Saturday night she closed the bar a little after 11 o'clock. The upper half of the bar window had stuck, and she failed to close it. The blind inside was drawn, and the shutters closed. She was quite sure that she fastenened the catch securing the bar across the shutters. The bottles of whisky produced were not left on the counter, but were on the shelves. The two chisels (produced) were not in the bar when she left it, and the broken drawer was intact. She heard nothing of the burglary until the police aroused her. Witness added that the shutteras all right on Saturday night. On the drawing room window she noticed a mark, and on the sill outside she found a tube of eeccotine. She bad seen West on a previous occasion in the bar-it was on Wednesday or on Thursday. Prisoners had no questions to Itsk the witness. Anyone could see that money was kept in the drawer. BREWERY MANAGER'S EVIDENCE. Mr Harry Rogers, 5, Dark Street, and manager to Mr Harold James, said the broken drawer produced was one of six. He saw the drawer being locked on Saturday evening about 7.30 by Mr James. It con- tained a basin with silver, a leather back with gold and cheques, and two canvas bags also containing gold and cheques. There should have been in the two bags containing money and cheques, £84c lis lid. He did not know the contents of the third bag. Neither of the prisoners bad any questions to ask. Prisoners were then charged with the burglary, and with feloniously stealing. They had nothing to say. COMMITTED TO THE ASSIZES. Prisoners were committed to take their trial at the next Assizes for the town and county of Haverford- west.
WRONGFUL SEIZURE. UMPIRE'S AWARD FOR LOCAL BUTCHER. £ï5 AND COSTS. BIG BILL AGAINST CORPORATION. I Mr Weatherly, the umpire appointed by the Local Government Board to adjudicate on the claim for damages made by Mr John White, butcher, formerly of Dew Street, against the Haverfordwest Corpora- tion for wrongful seizure of meat, has now given his decision. The award was taken up by Mr A. B. Williams, the solicitor acting on behalf of Mr White on payment of the Umpire's fee of £2\"1 Is 6d, includ- ing lis 6d, stamp duty. Mr White, it will be re-called, claimed nearly 1:200, the Corporation having offered £15 in settlement of the claim. The Umpire now awards Mr White X75 lis 6d made up as follows :— (1) Loss of carcase, £ 11 IBs 6d. (2) In respect of loss on meat purchased for sale in his business and not sold, C3 13s. (3) In respect of general loss on business, £60. The Umpire directs that the sum of 175 11s Od shall be paid to Mr White forthwith, and he further directs the Town Council to pay Mr White his costs of the reference, to be taxed between party and party, together with the costs of his award. PROBABLE COST TO THE CORPORATION. The total cost to the Corporation of the arbitration proceedings and award can hardly fall far short of £ 130, representing something like a twopenny rate. The Corporation may carry the case to the law courts, but in view of the expense of that procedure it is extremely improbable that they will adopt that course.
Hook Colliery. I NEW LIFE FOR THE PARISH. I At a meeting of the Haverfordwest Rural Distiict Council on Wednesday last, a letter was read from Mr J. S. Roberts, Little Milford, asking permission for the Hook Colliery Company to lay tram rails across the road in connection with the new colliery. It was added that the work would be done subject to the Surveyor's approval, and in such a manuer as not to cause any public inconvenience. Rev. Henry Evans earnestly supported the granting of the application. There had been a tram line there before, and this application was a good sign, meaning new life to the people of the parish. Mr J. T. Fisher and other members supported, aad the application was granted unanimously.
Pembrokeshire Congrega- I tionalists. QUARTERLY MEETING AT NEYLAND. Congregationalists were present at Neyland in large numbers on Wednesday last on the occasion of the quarterly meetings. The meetings were preceded by a service on Tuesday evening, when a sermon was preached by the Rev. J. Williams, Saundersfoot. On Wednesday morning the conference was held. A telegram was received announcing the death of the Rev. Lewis James, a former secretary of the Association, and all the ministers present felt that they had lost a valuable personal friend. The business done was mainly of a routine character. The Rev. A. J. Viner, of Oldham, explained the scheme for raising a quarter of a million oi money as a central fund for the support of the ministry. In the afternoon and evening sermons were preached by the Revs. Owen Jacobs ana E. Nicholson Jones, of Haverfordwest.
4TH BATT. WELSH RAIMENT, l A. Company. Orders for the week ending Saturday, April dOth Orderly sergeant, Sergt. E. Nicholas. Parades. conday-company drill, 8.30 p.m. Plain clothes. Wednesday—recruits' drill, 8 p.m. Class firinR.-Thursday, 28th-parade at Armoury at 10.15 a.m. Names to be given to the Sergt.-Major by Wednesday evening. Recruitg.-Reernits may be enrolled on week days from 10.30 to 12.30 a.drm 2 to 4 (Saturdays excepted), also on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7.30 to 9.30. W. J. JONES, Captain.
Dates to be Remembered at I Milford Haven. Will readers please note that all notices for which printing is done at the office of this Journal are inserted FREE OF CHARoic. In all other oases the fee ie 6d. per I line. Sunday, May 8th.—Tabernacle Church anniversary. Preacher, Rev. Rittenhouse, M.A., B.D., of San Francisco. Monday, May 9th.-Lecture by above on Twentieth Century young man." Whit-Sunday, May 15th.-Special services at North Road Baptist Church. Preacher, Rev F. T. Rittenhouse, M.A.B.D. San Francisco, Baptist Missioner of California. Whit-Monday. Garden party in the Wesleyan Church Grounds. Whit Monday, May 16.-Milford United F. C. annual sports. Whit-Monday, May 16th.-Garden party on the Wesleyan Church Grounds, Priory Road, in aid of the Building Fund. Whit-Monday, May 16th.-Milford United Football Club Annual Athletic Sports. Sunday, June 5th. Wesleyan Church Anniversary. Visit of Rev. W. Perkins, President of ¡ the Wesleyan Conference. Sunday, June 12th. Hakin Point Wesleyan Sunday School Anniversary. Preacher: Rev. G. J. Chamberlain, Neyland. Sunday, June 26th.—North Road Baptist Sunday School anniversary, and Monday 27th. Preacher Rev. F. T. Rittenhouse, M.A., B D. Thursday, August 4th.-Milford Haven Co-operative annual tea and outing. Thornton Baptist Church.—A flower show will be held under the auspices of Thornton Baptist Church in the Village of Thornton on August 11th. 1910 Thursday, August 18th.-Milford Haven Horticultural Society's first annual show. Preliminary Notice .-Th ursd ay, December I.-Sale of work on behalf of Wesleyan Church building fund.
PEMBROKE ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY (T.F.) (No. 1 Corapftnli "?llford Haven). urm tor the week commencing 18th April :— Laying only, Friday, 7.0; recruits drill, rifle and firing exercise, gun drill 4-7, aiming tube practice, Thursday, 7 till 9, trumpet practice, Friday, 7.0; Adjutant's parade on Thursday; orderly sergeant, Sergt. J. Smith; orderly trumpeter, Trumpeter D. Morris. Parade at Dock Head at 3 p.m. for South Hook and proceed by W.D. boat, Saturday, 23rd. As the Coast Defence Com- mander is expected to visit the Drill Hall to see the company drill, on Thursday evening, the officer com- mandiug hopes that as many N.C.O.'s and men as possible will naradA—service dress uniform. T. W. PBICE, Captain. T. W. PRICE, C11ptain. I
ROSMARKET. The following have been elected members of the Parish Counc-ilo:- Richard Thomas (ROsenill) vi Rev. T. Atterbury Thomas 40 John Rees (builder) 40 James Barrah 80 Joseph Morris (Cranham) 35 John Pawlett 34 Jobn PawIett. 34 W. Young 31 NoT ELECTED. John Nicholas. 2'2 W. Gwynne Ii At a meeting of the new council, held on April 15th, I the Rev. T. A. Thomas was unanimously re-elected chairman, Mr R. Thomas vice-chairman, Mr Joseph Morris treasurer, and Mr John Rees, builder, was re- appointed a trustee of Madame Barlow's Charity.
Neyland Council and the Chair. SEVERAL NOMINATIONS. A STRONG MAN WANTED. TO PREVENT INTERJECTIONS. CAN'T BE ANGELS. The statutory meeting of the Neyland urban district couLicii was held on Monday evening. Mr Fred Hitch- ings, the retiring chairman, presided at the outset, and thy councillors present Were: -Me5sfs J. Skouc, W. Evans, G. Roach, J. Hire, G. M. Yoyle, W. Gwiliiam, James James, T. John, C. D. Betty, H. Jones, D O. Jones, J. V. Harries, W. F. James, with the clerk (Mr Griffiths), and the surveyor (Mr Evans). CONTEST FOR THE CHAIR. There was a long pause after Mr Hitchings announced that the first business was the ejection of chairman. Eventually Mr Betty enquired if the council followed any precedent. The Chairman I don't think so but plesise don't ask me asy questions. I am only sitting here for a minute. Mr Roach I think it is customary for the oldest member to be elected chairman. J The Chairman I don't think it has always been adhered to. It has beeu considered. Mr Roach Any reason why it should not be. The Chairman There is no reason. I don't think you can make any rule. Mr Roach: Mr W. Davies is our oldest member. I propose that he be chairman. Mr Harries seconded. Mr W. Evans: I don't think you can eleet a man who is not present. Mr J. Skone I am in a position to say that Mr Davies doesn't wish to be elected. The Cierk Has he authorised you to withdraw his name Mr Skone I didn't know it was to be brought up. Mr Harriss: He spoke to me to-day, and he seemed disposed to accept the office. Mr Skoue 1 don't ask for his name to be withdrawn at all. The Chairman mentioned that Mr Davies had made a communication to him on the point, but he did not think himself justified in stating what it was Mr W. Evans: In any cuso you must not, I think, appoint a man who is not present. Mr Roach disagreed, and referred to Mr Carrow's elec- tion during his absence. The Clerk pointed out that the council were even empowered bo elect a chairman from outside their body. He read the section of the Act dealing wiih the matter. Mr Evans That is new. Mr J. James proposed that Mr Gwiliiam be elected to the offic. He referred to Mr Gwilliatrrs long; service and to his faithful atteiKianc-3. Mr Gwiliiam was one of the members of the old parish council. Mr Gwiliiam, while thanking Mr James for nominating him, said that under the ciicumstances ke must decline the honour. Mr W. Evans then submitted the name of Mr Voyle, who, he believed, had been a longer number of years on tae council since he occupied the chair than auy other member. Mr Gwilliam seconded and paid a tribute to Mr Yoyle for the length and value of his serTices to the town and to the council. Mr Roach I dont think myself that it is right. I thiuk it is throwing dust in the eyes of the coming members. Mr Voyle has been in the chair once, and I think it is an insult to the ratepayers, although Mr Voyle was on the top of the poll. The Chairman: I don't think you are justified in mak- ing any speech now. Mr Harries then proposed that Mr Roach be elected chairman. The Clerk You have just seconded Mr Davies's election. Mr Harries explained that he was under the impression that the chairman of the council was movable— that it went by seniority. I dou't think I shdl be out of my way in saying, added Mr Harries, that this rule has been strictly followed." The Chairman I don't think we have any hard and fast rule to that effect. Mr Evans: When it came to my turn to be chairman of the council, I was thrown out of it, and Captain Sharp was elected. Therefore it has not always been a rule. Mr Evans also referred to the length of time since Mr Voyle last occupied the chair, and slid that on the grounds of length of service he had the prior claim now. Mr T. John proposed Mr Roach. Mr Harries asked if he was allowed to second it. The Chairman replied in the negative. Mr J. Hier taid he understood that all the members of the council looked forward to occupying the chair in due course-that was if they did their work well and were good boys. (Laughter). That had been a kind of uuderstanding in the past, but on the present occasion he had gr at pleasure in support- ing Mr Voyle's nomination. While length of service had to be considered, that was not everything. Judging by their experience during the past year or two thfy wantsd a strong man in the chair. They did not want a wobbler. Of Mr Voyle, they had sufficient experience to know that he was a strong man, who would be very valuable in the chair now, when they felt that they were iu a crisis in their history of which they had never had a parallel before. He supported Mr Voyle's nomination because he had ability for the position. At the present time, when the Chaiiman had to work with a strong hand, the council could not afford to experiment with the office. Continuing, Mr Hier said he did not like this matter being discussed publicly, and he suggested that in future a private meeting of the council should be first held to consider the chairmanship. This discussion deprived the office of all dignity. At the present time, he maintained, the council would be safe in baudmg over the chair to one who had proved himseif sufficiently strong, j sufficiently able and experienced to carry out the work to the dignity of the council and the town. Mr Betty, speaking as a new member, said he very much admired the way old memters weie spoken of. The old members knew more than the new members. He respected alike Mr Voyle and Mr Roach-" in fact," added Mr Betty one and all of you. I hope we shall agree together very much, band and ourselves together so as to conduct this business in a straightforward and honest manner." In conclusion, Mr Betty seconded Mr Roach's nomination. Mr Roach intimated that he did not want to stand against Mr Davies. The Chairman: Mr Davies is not here. Mr Roach: I think Mr Davies has given an under- standing. The Chairman He spoke to me, and I told him that I had no right to say anything here. I suggested that he should tell somebody else, For Mr Roach there -oted Mr John and Mr Betty in favour of Mr Davies, the proposer and seconded and in favour of Mr Yoyle -Messrs Skone, EalJs. W. F. James, Gwilliam, H. Jones, Hier, D. 0. Jones, and James James —eight. Mr Voyle was afterwards declared elected. THANKS TO MR. HITCHIXGS. Before Mr Hitchings left the Council Chamber, Mr Voyle proposed that lie be accorded a hearty vote of thanks for the manner in which he had conducted the Council's business during the last 3rear. He (Mr Voyle) was sure every member regretted Mr Ilitchings's retire- ment, but be hoped the time would come when the ex-chairman would seek re-election. Mr Hitchings was one of those men whom they could not afford to lose. They did not have too many good men in Xeyland, and he moved that they pass a vote of thanks to Mr Hitchings for his services to the Council and the locality. Mr Hier seconded, remarking that by Mr Hitchings's retirement they were losing one of their best ornaments. Mr Hitchings had ungrudgingly given his time and ability to public work. Returning thanks, Mr Hitchings said he had done his best to act impartially in the chair. He had always endeavoured to do his best for the town. He hoped Neyland would go on improving, and that the Council would do their best to improve it. Mr Hitchings added that if he had offended the susceptibilities of any member of the Council, he most sincerely apologised for it. He had never meant any harm, but he might have been a little too zealous. He wished the council a prosperous year of office. HIS SECOXD TENURE OF OFFICE. On taking the chair, Mr Yoyle thanked the Council for electing him to the chair for the second time. When he came to the meeting he had no idea that his name would be put forward. The Chairman referred to the fact that there was a larger number of new members that year than in any year since the first election. He recalled the incidents of nine years ago, when he was first elected chairman. He said he had always done his best for the welfare of Neyland, yet he was glad that there had been opposition that night. -No one liked opposition better than he did. He did not believe in unanimous voting. As a general priociple he believed in electing mem bers to the chair by seniority. Since the first council he did not I think they had more than twice departed from that rule. Mr W. Evans Three times. Mr Voyle said it was against the law to make any definite rule on the matter. The other day he heard some one say that he would not envy the next chairman of the Neyland council because he was not going to have a rosy time of it. (Laughter). If he (the Chairman), was firm, he hoped the council would accept his ruling. He might tell them now that he was going to be firm. If he could be proved wrong in any ruling of his he would amply apologise for it. CAN'T BE AN GELS. Mr Roach promised the Chairman, that if he was straight he would have bis (Mr Roach's ) assistance. I like straight men," added Mr Roach, because whenever I ind a straight an with very rare exceptions, I find a fair man. We don't expect you to be pure-to be an angel. I have read a good bit of the Bible myself, and I don't think we can be angels. Speaking personally, if you be straight to everyone, and straight to me, I will be straight to you." THE YICE-CHAIRMAN. On the motion of Mr W. S. Jones, seconded by Mr J. 11 Harries, Mr W. Gwilliam was appointed vice-chairman of the council. PICTOX ROAD WALL. I The Clerk read a letter from the Secretary to the G.W.R. Company, intimating that the Directors bad agreed to the surrender of the strip of land in Pictou Road, and there was no objection to the erection thereon of an unclimbable iron fence in lieu of the suggested wall. Replying to Mr Roach the Surveyor said the strip of land surrendered by the G.NNI.R. Company, amounted to six perches. Mr J. Harriee: You will be able to put a pavement there ? The Surveyor: That will be for fhe council to decide. On the motion of Mr W. Evans, seconded by Mr J. James, the Surveyor was instructed to proceed forthwith with the work on the Picton Road. TO PREVENT INTERJECTIONS. Mr Thomson, who was unable to be present owing to illness, wrote suggesting amendments in tke standing orders which he thought would be for the benefit of the council generally and would facilitate business. The first amendment suggested was to povide that interjections by and between members are in no case to be allowed." This was to be rigidly enforced. Further Mr Thomson wished another amendment making it obligatory on those councillors who complained about a member or an official to substantiate it by means of a written statement of the person complaining. The Clerk said he had written to Mr Thomson accept- ing his suggestiona as a notice of motion. THE RATE. The council's seal was affixou to a rate of 2:0 4J. in the £ which will realise iu the gross 17l8 Is Gd. Mr John did not vote in this matter. SLACK BUSINESS. The aest business was the appointment of committees, and Mr Hier asked if it. was not possible to amalgamate one or two of the committees at which there had been little business for some time past. Mr W. Evans said he was going to observe something very similar. Like Mr Hier he had often come to a committee meeting and found there was nothing to do. And this," added Mr Evans after we had cleaned ourselves and put ourselves in order on perhaps a very rough night." (Laughter). It was decided that there should be three committees, in addition to the Joint Burial Board Committee. These v'ere constituted as follows :— Joint Burial Board.-Messrs Roach, J Skone, J Y Harries, W Gwiliiam. Paving, Lighting, and ;anita.ry.-Messrs W Evans, Betty, J Hier, D 0 Jones, W Davies, John Thomson, Henry Jones, J Skone, J James. Works Committee.—Messrs Roach, W Gwiliiam, W F James, T John, J Harnes, W Evans, Henry Jones, James James, Wm. Davies. FinaHc?.—Messrs W F James, Skone, G M Voyle, D 0 Jones, J Hier, Betty, J Thomson.
NEYLAND NEWS. The Dew Patterns for Gents' Suits for Summer Wear— Fit and Style guaranteed—BLDDLECOMBE, The People's Diapec, Eiiud Gents' Outfitter. 7': DEATH OF A FREEMASON. The death of Mr A. J. rpson, a well-known Freemason, took place at Water Street, Pembroke Dock, on Thursday morning. Deceased, who was a pensioner military foreman of works employed at the Hut Barracks, was attending to his duties on Monday, but OM the way home he was taken seriously ill and collapsed on entering the house. Dr. E A. Saunders was sent for, and found that deceased had a paralytic seizure. G.W.R. TEMPERANCE UNION. The last meeting in connection with the new Neyland branch was held in Wesley Church, on Sunday week last, when the Rev. Chamberlain delivered a short and eloquent address. The pro- gramme consisted of a recitation bv Mr W. Evans, j solos by Miss E. Thomas and Miss M. Ilacdow ell, and a violin solo bv Mr W. PhiHins. At the close of the meeting, Mr J. E. ?impgon. who occupied the chair, informed the audience that very likelv that would be the last occasion on which he 'would preside at a meeting of the kind in Neyland, as he was removing to Fishguard shortly. CHILDREN'S CONCERT. A highly successful concert, given by the pupils of the Llanstadwell National School, was held on Wednesday last. The entertainment was organised for the purpose of raising funds to provide prizes for regular attendance, and to start a fund to secure a piano for use in the school. The ehildren acquitted themselves admirably and reflected the greatest l r ￼ N F. Ja j?,?, tl)e credit on the headmaster, Mr \V. F. James, the infants' mistress, Mrs Griffiths, and the other teachers by whom they had been trained. In the first item the audience was welcomed bv seven little recitei-s-Elsie Thomas, Maud Harries, Eisie Griffiths, Olive Rees, Katie Lewis. Rose Davies and Irene Crawley, each displaying in turn a letter of the word Welcome. An action song, Mr precious teddy bear," sung by Flossie Evans—a gi'fted little singer—much delighted the audience. A humorous dialogue, The gossips," in which Hettie Davies, Gwennie Sutton, Renee Martin, Helen Hancock, and Flossie Evans took part, caused much laughter, while another dialogue, entitled, A queer mistake," in which the various parts were taken by Fred Jolly, John Davies, Bertie Jefferies, Tom Appleby, Hettie Davies and Jennie Blight, also afforded much amuse- ment. Two pleasing items were an action song, "The pigtail and the fan," and an operetta. "The floral chain," both performed by the vounger children under the direction of Mrs Griffiths, while twelve older children dressed as lifeboatmen and fisherwives gave an excellent rendering of an action song, entitled, The gallant lifeboat crew." A three- part chorus, The mountain boy's song," was very effectively sung by the school choir. A children's play, The Jacemakers," occupied the second part of the programme and the manner in which the children performed their parts was deserving of the highest praise. The following were the various characters :—Lacemakers Gwennie Sutton, Renee Martin, Alice Lewis, Elsie Walters, Hettie Davies, Doris Thomas, Phvilis Davies, Jennie Bligb..t. Fairies: Gwen Evans, Sarah J. Griffiths, Edith Reynolds. Winnie Griffiths. Madge Christian, Winnie Thain. Dewdrops: May Evans, Ruby Hurl, Nora Herbert, Maud James, Doris Davies, Tvv L'Huquet. Two boys Willie Aveston, Tom Griffiths. Miss Gwen Griffiths proved a most efficient accompanist and contributed largely to the success of the enter- tainment. The concert was repeated on the follow- ing evening, when a large number of people were again present.
COMING EVENTS AT NEYLAND Sunday, May 29.-Congregational Church anniversary services. Sunday, June 20.—Sunday school anni- versary services at the Congregational Chapel.
BIRTHS. On the 5th inst.. at Goat Street, in this town, to Mr and Mre C. W. Parkes. a daughter. On the 8th inst., at 16, Altenburg Gardens, Clapham Junction, Loyidon, the wife of Mr T. H. Rees, late of Haverfordwest, of a daughter. On the 9th inst., at 77, Prendergast, to Mr and Mrs J. G. Morse-a son. MARRIAGES. On the 16th inst., at St. Thomas Church, by the Rev. T. A. Harries. Bertie, youngest son of the late j Mr Fred Glass, to Sarah Jane, youngest daughter of Mr George Hooper, C, St. Thomas Green. On the 19th inst., at St. Martins Church, by the Rev. A. Bariug-Gould. John Henry, third son of Mr James Yoyle, tailor, Salutation Square, to Fanny, daughter of the late Mr William and Mrs Richards of Barn Street. DEATHS. On the 27th nit, at Merlin's Bridga. Ann Jones, the beloved wife of Arthur Jones, aged 69 years.
APPROACHING EVENTS. I Will readers please note that all notices for whic printing is done at the office of this Journal are inserted FREE OF CHARGE. In al other cases the fee is 6d. per line. "———— Thursday, Apnl 21st.-Service oi Song, entitled Little Abe," at Dale Congregational Church by Little Haven Choir. Tickets, 6d each. Thursday, April 21st.—Meeting of Free Church Girls' Guild in the Wesleyau Schoolroom. April 21st.—A social tea and entertainment at Uzmaston Schoolroom. Tickets, Is. Sunday, April 24th.-Ebenezer Sunday School anniversary. Preacher: Rev Richard Jones, B.A., Llandinam. Wednesday, April 27th.—Whist Drive and Dance at the Assembly Rooms in aid of the Haver- fordwest ImproveipEnt Committee, commencing at 8 p.m. Tickets, (including refreshments), 2s each. Thursday, April 28th-Performance of Ster*dale Bennett's May Queen" in the Masonic Hall. Thursday, WAY 5 th.—V ariety Stall at Hermon's Hill Garden (by kind permission of Dr. Henry Owen), from 2 to 6 o'clock. Admission including tea Is. and 6d. Sunday, May 8. Moravian Sunday school anniversary. Preacher, Iter. W. D. Stooke, resident minister. Wolfsdale Congregational Church.—Anni- versary services, Sunday, May 8th, when Rev. T. Sinclair Evans, of Swansea, will preach. On Monday, May 9th, Mr Evans will deliver his popular lecture The largest Room in the World." Friday, May I öth. Grand concert at Spittal Schoolroom, when the humourous cantata Down by the Sea will be rendered by the children assisted by local artistes. Whit Monday, May 16th.-Middle Hill Chapel annual tea and entertainment. Whit Monday, May 16th.—Sandy Hill Baptist Chapel annual tea and entertainment. Whit Monday, May I (I;tb.-Tier's Cross Chapel annual tea and entertainment. Sunday school, anniversary on Wbit Sunday. Whit Monday, May IGth.—Marloes Baptst Chapel annual tea and eutertainment. May 22nd. Bill Park Sunday school anniversary. Preacher, Rev. W. R. Lewis, of Gelli and Cartnel. Sunday, May 29th. Wesleyan Church anniversary. Preacher, Rev. WILLIAM Perkins, president of the Wesleyan Conference. Sunday, May 29th.—Bethlehem Sunday School anniversary services. Preacher, Rev. F. C. Tucker, Honeyborough. Thursday, June I-Ind. Complimentary luncheon to Rev. William Perkins, at which the Lord Lieutenant of Haverfordwest, Sir Charles E. G. Philipps, Bart., will preside. Tkursda37, June 9th .-Broad Haven Baptist Chapel annual tea and concert. Sutton Sunday School Anniversary, June 12th. Tea and entertainment June loth. Thursday, June 23rd. Haverfordwest Improvements Committee's grand fete and gala. June 26th and 27th.—Merlin's Bridge Wesleyan Sunday School anniversary. Preacher Rev. A. T. Skyrme, of Stamford. Monday evening, Rev. W. G. Stooke. A 1 Thursday, June 30.—Annual tea at Little lJaven Chapel. Sunday, July 10th. Bethesda Ghureh anniversary services. Preacher: Rev. T. E. Ruth, of LLV' SATURDAY, July 16th, Llangvrm Baptist Chapel, Bazaar and Competitive Meeting. Thursday, July 2 1 st. Bazaar in aid of Prendergrst Church at Scotchwells. Sunday, July 31st.—The HEW R. 0. Johns, I.-<>f Luton, formerly of Haverfordwest, will preach at Bethesda Chapel, morning and evening. August 1st (Bank ITolid ay\—Broad Haven Baptist Chapel.—Fifth annual flower show and visitors concert. Sept. 18 and i g.-Ebenezer Church anni- versaiy services. Preacher, Rev. J. Glyn Davies, Rhyl.
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Do You Know- ? T j That residents of Albert Town are in future to have the benetit of three, instead of two, postal deliveries dailv. That this is a concession which is much appre- ciated. That in the more central parte of the town there are four deliveries daily. That at present there is no north mail delivery in Albert Town. That Bridge Street inhabitants have presented a petition to the Town Council regarding the condition of the street. That repairs will be commenced on Monday next. That the Rev. Richard Jones, formerly of Wiston, and now of Llandinam, is to preach the anniversary services at Ebenezer chapel on Sunday next. That Mr Jones is one of our most cultured and eloquent preachers. That his high pulpit gifts should ensure for him crowded congregations. That there is no truth in the statement that Dr. George Griffith has ever given a subscription to the funds of the Balfour Constitutional Club. That when the Lords threw out the Budget, the Committee should have changed the name of this club. That only Tories can be revolutionaries and constitutionalists at the same time. That a Neyland councillor wishes to prevent interjections among members during debates. That he will have a hard task. That if interjections could be prevented in debates in the House of Commons, for instance, what a delightful time some speakers would have That perhaps Councillor Thompson would like to put a ban on laughter, too. That the meetings would then be sufficiently decorous and proper. That Mr George Clarke continues to draw big crowds to his services. That with regard to the public protest on Monday evening, sometime ago the Town Council desired to prevent all disturbances on Sundays at the instance of showmen. That the Local Government Beard refused to sanction the necessary bye-laws. That the Council, however, decided on certain restrictions, which should be enforced. That the burglary at the Spring Gardens Brewery on Sunday morning created a great sensation in the town. That the public interest in the matter was shown by the crowded state of the Shire Hall during the police court proceedings. That at Clynderwen a local depot collects 5.000 eggs a week. That such a thing should be easily possible is Haverfordwest. PERIWINKLE.
THE MILFORD CATHOLIC SCHOOL. To the Editor of the Maford Haven Telegmph." Sic.—1 was puzzled rather than annoyed at the first letter of A Simple Irishman thinking that after I bad denied his accusation he would have been courteous enough to apologise for his mistake. The matter, however, became serious when in his second letter he said that my denial was a deliberate falsehood, and made base insinuations against the Catholic priesthood. Please abow me therefore to clear up this mystery of my supposed denunciation of the Liberal party for the benefit of your corre- spondent and his friends. Not only in Milford, but in every Catholic Church throughout England and Wales, the priest was instructed to read on Sundav, December 2<>th. the pastoral letter of the Arch- bishops and Bishops of the Province of Westminster on the duty of Catholics at the General Election. It t* tJ/it letter that continue till demni'-iattti" of the Government in their treatment of our school. These are the words You know the history of the past four years; how repeated efforts have been made to pass laws which would have done irrepar- able harm to our Catholic schools; how in spifce of every representation, the Government refused to make any arrangements which the Bishops could have accepted as a definite settlement of the question. The united efforts of the Bishops and clergy and of the laity, without distinction ci political party, were able to resist, and with God's blessing, ultimately to overcome these repeated attacks upon our schools." We were ordered among other things to propose the following question to each of the candidates for election ;—- Win vou, if returned to Parliament, do all, -in your power to secure just treatment for Catholic schools, so that while preserving their Catholic character and management (including the appointment of teachers) for the maintenance of which they have been built at an enormous cost to the Catholics of this country, they shall receive from public sources the same financial assistance as that which is accorded to other publicly recognised schools holding the same educational position." In the same letter their lordships begged "the clergy to abstain from all allusion in church to the political crisis, except in so far as it may be necessary to do so in order to urge the faithful to fervent prayer, or to make known the answers of the Parliamentary candidates." In accordance with this regulation, I repeat that I made ne comment upon this letter, nor did I <five any members of my congregation either privatelv or publicly any advice as to whom they should give their votes. ilt might- interest your correspondent to know that I am accused by no less a person than the Conservative Candidate of favouring the Liberals because I read out the reply of Sir Owen Philipps, before I had received that of the Conserva- tive Candidate). In conclusion, let me remind A Simple Irisk- man" that if I had chosen fas I did to air my political opinions in the pulpit, I should not object to criticism but I should certainly consider it a piece of impertinence for anyone to dispute my right to speak on such a subject. and if as a private individual or as a priest, 1 consider it my duty to denounce either the Liberals or the Conservatives. I should certainly not be ashamed or afraid to own it. Thfenking you for publishing this vindication. I remain, Yours faithfullv. R. BURKE, k-Milford Haven. Catholic Priest. FREYST-ROP PARISH COUNCIL. Sui,—Kindly allow me, through the medium of your valuable paper, to inform the ratepayers of Freystrop and my friends generally, of the high- handed and illegal action taken by some members of the above Council at tbeir meeting on Monduy evening last, to remove the Assistant Overseer and Clerk of the Parish Council from office. I have held the office of assistant overseer and clerk to the Freystrop parish council since January, 1897. and at the meeting on Monday evening I was asked if I bad any objection to leave the room while the Council considered my re-appointment and salary. Before I left I had been proposed for re- appointment, and accordingly I withdrew in accord- ance with the Council's wishes. After waiting for the space of an hour I was asked in, and upon taking nly.seat was informed by the Chairman that my appointment as assistant over- seer and clerk to the Council had been revoked, and that at the same meeting my successor had been appointed. I asked the Council what reason they had to give for taking such illegal action, and was told by the chairman that there was no fault found with me, but all were agreed that the work in the past had been well done. I then informed the Council that having been dismissed in that way without any notice (neither have I bad notice yet'), and my successor appointed before the office was declared vacant or notice given to the ratepayers of Freystrop that the appointment bad been revoked, and that it was the intention of the parish council at their next meeting to make a new appointment, that in consequence of this all the property, books, documents, Ac., in my possession belonging to the parish I should hold until the parish council took action to recover them, when 1 should then claim remuneration for illegal dismissal and loss of em- ployment—an action which I feel sure all the rate- payers of Freystrop whom I have served so long will uphold. Upon looking at the minutes taken by the chair- man in my absence at the meeting, I find that Mr John Cousins is father of the person appointed, Mr j William Eynon, brother-in-law of the father, and Mr George Cousins a cousin. Tbe other members of the Council are: Mr George Woolcock, Pencare; Mr Thomas Owen, Low Fre- strop; Mr E. B. Brown, the school; and Mr David Woolcock, W hite House. Mr John Cousins was very anxious that a meeting should be held to see the books. He can have a meeting at any time. but not the books. I am, sir, Yours, etc., JOSEPH DAVIES, Assistant Overseer and Clerk to the Parish Council of Frevstrop. Furzy Hil1. Hook, 19th April, 1910.
SrElKG."—-The coming of Spring is always welcomed with delight. In the warmer climates, where Tea is grown, the Tea plant bursts forth with yjcrour ana luxuriance unknown in colder countries, This early spring growth yields tea containing the richest juices, combined with strength and delicate aroma. W. H. & F. J. Horniman k- Co., Ltd., the famous tea firm, have purchased enormous quantities of this delicious and fragrant spring growth. Try a packet and you will l m Iff) jtUer. Sold <? Haverfordv, est bv J. & J. P. Reynolds, Grocers, High Street (Wholesale and gaiord Haven Meyler, Chemist ? Perkins & Co., Grocers. Pembroke Griffiths, Grocer. Pembroke Dock: Llewellyn Thomas, Central Stores. Hakin: Rees & Co., Cash Supply Stores. QrALiTy—the keynote of business success— the point- of value—the predominant feature of the Telegraph 11 series of Private Stationery. If you once purchase your Notepaper and Envelopes at the office of this Journal, you will do so again, because of the value we ofier. Your address printed on the shortest notice or stamped from die in any colour.
"Egg Special" Arrives. CROWD AT HAVERFORDWEST STATION. A NOVEL EXPERIMENT. The South Wales Demonstration Train organised by the Poultry Organisation Society and the Agri- cultural Organisation Society, and in charge of Mr Edward Brown, hon. sec. of the Society, had a warm welcome on arriving at Haverfordwest yesterday afternoon. In spite of the rain which fell at the time, a large crowd, interested in the novel experiment, was present at the station, and made a close inspection of the car, an ordinary luggage van, furnished with practical examples of what is being done by up-to- date poultry keepers. Eggs from France, Denmark, Italy and Styria are shown each in their own characteristic packing cases. Portraits of handsome fowls hang on the walls, and here and there are the latest scientific devices for guaranteeing the freshness of the eggs, or at least warning the consumer what he may expect when he breaks the shell at the breakfast table. The car was afterwards shunted into a siding near the up platform. It was evident from the large number of spectators present, and the keen interest they displayed in the demonstrations &c., that the idea is being supported in Haverfordwest with enthusiasm. General regret, however, was expressed, that the car did not arrive last Tuesday, when the horse show and the fair would have assured a much larger body of interested onlookers. MEETING AT THE TEMPERANCE HALL. FARMERS' WIVES SAID TO BE OPPOSED TO FACTORIES AND DEPOTS. A keenly interested audience afterwards assembled in the Temperance Hall, when very practical and illuminating addresses were given on the question of poultry keeping with profit. Mr W. Howell Walters, who presided, said that Pembrokeshire was not attracted by co-operation. He remembered several Co-operative Butter Factories being started, but these had become defunct, and several reasons had been assigned for it. Some attributed it to the national character, but one of the causes of the failure was what was known as the butter money." That money under the marketing system belonged to the farmer's wife as her own petty cash. Under the butter factory system that money was paid direct to the husband in a lump sum at the end of the quarter, with the result that the wife bad no money of her own to spend and no excuse for coming to town on Satur- days. Pembrokeshire was situated a long distance from London, and a proper system of co-operating marketing was needed so that eggs and agricultural produce could be despatched to the big mar-kets in first-rate condition. Mr Walter Williams, Welsh organiser of the A.O.S., pointed out that Wales purchased every year Xl,200,000 worth of eggs, and it was contended that the Welsh farmers could keep £ 600,000 of this money in the country. Dealing wJth the question of co- operation Mr Williams said that without loyalty any efforts at combination could not be successful. This applied to a butter factory, a creamery, or anything else. In several districts the Society be represented had met with surprising results during six or seven years work. He conjectured that the efforts made in co-operation in Pembrokeshire bad not been based on the right principle. If they made any attempt at establishing creameries or any other agricultural depot in future be promised them every assistance. In establishing a creamery the first thing to ascertain was whether the quantity of milk available would justify the venture, and secondly whether there was a real desire for it. If those factors were lacking he advised them not to attempt anything in the nature of what he had outlined, because they would only do more harm than good. BIG TURN-OVER AT CLYNDEWEN. All along the line, continued Mr Williams, the results of the experiment had been remarkable. People had been taking in it, not only a curious, but a live interest. On the way down to Haver- fordwest they had stopped at Clynderwen, an excellent agricultural centre with a local society, which last year had a turn-over of £ 20,000. This I Co-operative Society was built up by the farmers, all the profits went to the farmers it was from top to bottom a farmers' business. That society was a real object lesson in Pembrokeshire, and he could not do better than refer local farmers to it. (Applause). MR. BROWN'S PRACTICAL HINTS. Mr Edward Brown, the hon. sec. of the National Poultry Organisation, explained that the demon- station car would be open for inspection until half-past six that evening. There was a limit to the capacity of railway carriages, and they could only admit a certain number of people at a time. The object of their tour was to make people dissatisfied with themselves. He did not want people to be content to go along in the old jog-trot manner. In the car they had produce from Great Britain, France, Denmark, Italy and Austria, in order to show Welsh farmers what they had to compete against. They did not bring Welsh eggs because he did not want to make the spectators too unhappy. (Laughter). Perhaps that was a mistake. A person who entered the car on the previous day said the eggs there on view were a good deal superior to Welsh eggs. Austrian eggs, he pointed out, had to come over half Europe before they got to London. Danish eggs bad to cross the North Sea. Italian eggs had to come through the Alps, and if people in those foreign countries were able to dominate our markets, it behoved everyone in Great Britain to thoroughly study the question. Dealing with the allegation frequently made against our climate, Mr Brown said that only one country—New Zealand-had a climate comparable to onr own for poultry farming. Last year 3i millions worth of eggs and poultry was im- ported from Russia. A moist climate was wanted for successful poultry farming, but a bad workman always blamed his tools. WEEKLY MARKETING SYSTEM. He was glad that the Chairman had referred to the weekly marketing system, because that was the trouble. He had no objection to ladies coming into market once a week-be thought it in many respects a desirable practice—but for certain purposes the weekly marketing system utterly failed. In olden days perhaps it took a week or ten days to bring eggs from Northern France to our shores, and then the weekly marketing system was effective enough. Now, however, eggs from Northern France were on the London market in three or four days after being laid. It was possible to churn butter the day before market, but there was no known method of getting the hens to lay all their week's eggs on that day. (Laughter.) Some people thought that because the egg was within the shell it didn't matter, and some- one said that lie didn't think it mattered if the egg was not more than a month old. (More laughter.) In these matters, however, the only person to be considered was the consumer. DISAPPOINTED WITH I'FAlliROKESHIRP,. Referring to Pembrokeshire, Mr Brown confessed to a feeling of greivous disappointment on entering the county. He did not know anv county with its opportunities, where the evidences of poultry keep- ing were less seen. He asked where were the portable houses that ought to be out in the fields. Pem- brokeshire might add £ 100,000 to its production, and that within a very few years. Perhaps they would say that it was the fault of the climate. They must not believe that. This county had climate and other conditions that were favourable to poultry farming. The only people to blame were themselves. He was not there to flatter them, but for the purpose of telling them the truth. They must study the question as they would any other stock-breeding. He (Mr Brown) had had hens that laid as many as 230 eggs a year, and hens that laid only 30 eggs a year. It followed from this that selection was an important point. They must consider the question of early hatching in order to get the pullets to lay before the winter arrived. That had been, and was, accomplished. Last year, Mr Brown continued, the people of Great Britain consumed 256,000 tons of eggs. They wanted more, and they wanted more home produce, because foreign supplies were diminishing. Dast year the quantity imported fell 16,000 tons below that of five years ago, and unless they could meet the supply, prices would rise and the consumption fall. FOR SMALL HOLDERS AND OTHERS. I am glad to hear," observed Mr Brown, that in Pembrokeshire there is a development of small holdings. I hope small holders will realise that so far as the production at eggs is concerned, there is a great opportunity before them but we want other holders of land to realise the same thing." Mr Brown added that it was by combination, by sending away the products in bulk and in the best condition, that the best prices were secured. Their organisation was in touch with the best buyers in the country, and combination in these days was for certain pur- poses an absolute necessity. (Applause). HOW TO SUCCEED. To succeed in any enterprise 01 tnat kind it was necessary to consider the marketing question. Too long had our farmers neglected this. The finding of profitable markets was surely the farmer's business. They had close at hand one of the best markets in the world, and it was their business to market in a way that would give the best conditions. French eggs took from four to seven days to reach our markets, Danish eggs from seven to nine days, Italian eggs 11 days, Austrian eggs from 14 to 20 days, and Russian eggs 28 to 40 days. Perishable products ought to be marketed near at hand. The market said that a new-laid egg was a milky egg, and that milkiness would only remain about three days in summer, and four to five days in winter. The society, with which he was connected, did not accept bad and indifferent eggs. They returned them to the owner. They only wanted eggs of good quality, and that meant that eggs must be collected three times a week. At the present time the society bad nearly 30 depots in existence, all of which had proved a great success. When the eggs arrived they were perfectly tested by light. By this means they could tell whether the eggs marketed were newly-laid, whether they were collected or left for a number of hours under a broody hen, and whether the hens were being fed properly. SEVERAL INTERESTING QUESTIONS. Several interesting questions were asked. Reply- ing to the Rev. W. H. A. Walters, Mr Brown said that the question of the most profitable breed depended to a large extent upon the nature of the soil. Yellow legs and yellow feet were the expression of a damp soil, and if they were living on a damp soil it was better to go in for that breed. For egg purposes he was a strong believer in pure breeds rather than crosses. Such breeds as Wyandottes, Plymouth Rocks, and even Orpington sought to be very valuable. Leghorns and Minorcas were also serviceable. Replying to another question, the lecturer said there was a difference in quality in eggs from certain breeds. The albumen varied. In answar to Mr Meares and others, Mr Brown said that to get hens to lay well they must not be given too much food. Fowls should be made to scratch for their food-it was their natural exercise —otherwise they became lazy. Meals and oats were good, but they ought not to be given too much maize. DON'T WASH EGGS. The Chairman asked if eggs ought to be washed. Mr Brown No, sir, they should not, and they should not be dirty. (Laughter). Mr Brown pointed out that a little care over the straw would prevent eggs being dirty. The meeting concluded with votes of thanks. —————— i
An old Edwardian Honoured at Bristol. On Monday morning an imposing and interesting ceremony took place on board H.ft £ S. Daedalus, when Commander A. H. Oldam, in the presence of the officers and men, presented Mr Alfred Harlow, R.N.R., with the Naval Reserve decoration, which had been conferred upon him by his Majesty the King. Mr Harlow has bad a long and successful career both in the Naval reserve and mercantile marine, and is at present employed on one of Messrs Elder, Dempster, & Go's liners. Mr Harlow, although a South Walian, resides at Bristol, and is a son-in-law of Mr J. Gibbon, manager of the Haver- fordwest Gas Works.
Llangwnt Parish Council. I The annual meeting of the newly-elected Llaugwm Parish Coancil was held in the schoolroom on Fnday evening last, when there were present:-Messrs James Brock, Hook James Brock, Llangwin W. Allen, Nash T. Brock, Llangwm T. Morris, Llangwm W. Palmer, Llangwtn W. John, Llayagwrn John Warlow, Hook; W. B. Havard, Hook, and J. Stokes, Llangwm. Mr W. Alleu was voted to the chair pro tem. Mr W. John proposed, and Mr Jacnes Stokes seconded, that Mr Joseph Warlow, Hook, be re-elected chairman. Mr T. Brock proposed as an amendment, and Mr T. Morris seconded, that Mr W. Allen he elected to the office, and on a show of hands four voted for the amend- ment and six for the proposition. Mr Warlow was, therefore, re-elected. On the motion of Mr J. Brock (juu.), seconded by Mr Stokes, Mr W. Allen was appointed vice-chairman of the council. On the proposition of Mr J. Brock, Hook, seconded by Mr W. B. Havard, Mr W. Palmer was elected treasurer of the council. Mr J. Brock, Llangwm, and Mr W. B. Havard were elected overseers. Mr T. Brock, Mr Morris and Mr Stokes were elected a village green committee, while Mr Allen, Mr Palmer and Mr Stokes were constituted the allotments committee. HOOK WATER SUPPLY. I Mr James Brock, Hook, gave notice that he would move at the next meeting that the council take steps to have the water at Hook brought to two more centres, viz, to a spot more convenient for Furzy Hill and Llangwm Hill. and to the centre of Dungeon Hill, which could be done at small cost and would be a great benefit to a large number of the inhabitants. Upon complaint, the a. otments committee was instructed to investigate the matter of the allotees and to ascertain if they were dealing with the allotments in accordance with the council's regulations and agreement. It was decided that the next meeting should be called when the committees had something to report. A resolution was passed to give Councillor W. James the opportunity to sign his declaration of office at the next meeting as he was unable to be present.
Tivy-side Entire Horse Show. I ENCOURAGING PROSPECTS. I A general meeting of the Tivy-Side Horse Show was held on Thursday evening at the Emlyn Arms Hotel, Newcastle-Emlyn. Dr. Powell presided, and there was a large attendance of farmers aud others interested. The Chairman, in the course of bis remarks, informed the meeting that the society had sufficient guarantees that all prizes would be paid in full, and that the secretaries hoped to pay everybody their prize-money within a week after the show day, with the exception of a few classes where certain condtions had to be fulfilled. He especially requested them to make their entries as early as possible, so that they might all be included in the official catalougue. Dr. Powell particularly asked farmers, in view of the recent statements in Parliament and elsewhere as to the superior merits of the Welsh cob for Army purposes, to prove to the War Office that there was an abundant supply of horses in this part of the country eminently suitable for their requirments, so that the visits of officers from the Remount Department might be a regular event. This would more than anything help breeders in finding a ready and unfailing outlet for disposing of their animals. He specially appealed to them to make the Remount class, which is for cobs 11.2 to 15.0t hands high, one of the best in the show. The prizes in this class amount to t-10, and the prices the War Office are willing to give vary from X30 to £45. Exhibitors were under DO compulsion to 8"11 if they did not consider the Army offer good enough. Several firms have announced their intention of having stands on the show ground for the display of their specialities. It was decided by the meeting to appoint one ring stewart to assist the judge m the morning, and another in the afternoon. The secretary was instructed to ask either Capt. Lewes for Sir Marteine Lloyd to act in this capacity in the morning show and Sir Edward Pryse or Colonel Newland in the afternoon. Mr Evans, Llwyneadtor, informed the meeting that some of the best dealers 10 the country had promised him they would be attending the show, and he imp:essed upon those present that it would be an excelleut opportunity to everyone connected with horse-breeding for disposing of any animals they might have for sale. Even though they might feel uncertain of gaining a prize, let them enter their horses in a class-and there were classes to suit all types of horses-and he felt sure they would be pleased with the result.
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MILFORD HAVEN NEWS. ARTIFICIAL TKBTH.—Edward England, Limited, now attends at Mr Meyler, Chemist, Charles Street, Milford Haven, every Tuesday. See large advertise- meut. Estimates free. English and American Artificial Teeth. Teeth fixed by the Company's Patent Suction, requiring no fastening. For articulation and eating they are equal to the natural teeth, i A SAD CASE. On Friday afternoon, the case of Frederick Britton, who was arrested at Grimsby, on a charge of dis- obeying a maintenance order of 7s Gd per week in support of his wife and family, and remanded for a week, was again heard. A pathetic incident was observed outside the court. Prisoner's wife and little child were standing near by, when the 'bus drove up conveying prisoner in charge of a warder, and P.C. Williams. The child on seeing him exclaimed My daddy. Britton was ushered into the presence of the magistrates, Messrs J. Ll. Davies and G. H. D. Birt, the former of whom read a letter from prisoner's employers, the Alliance Steam i Trawling Company, Grimsby, to the effect that there was not one penny due to him. At the previous court Britton said there was a sum coming to him, and he again tried to make out there was. The magistrates held that he had told untruths and could ciot be relied upon. Asked again why he had not supported his wife, he re-iterated what he said at the previous court and with tears in his eyes pleaded for a chance and said he would go back to her and look after her. The arrears amounted to X26 2s ¡¡d, and he had previously served a month in Wakefield gaol. He was now sentenced to two months hard labour. On entering the cell prisoner quite broke down. The couple are quite young, and have only been married four years, and the wife attributed it all to drink and bad company. HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE. The Masonic Hall was packed on Thursday night, when the Parish Church Bible Class Theatrical Party presented the historical operetta Caractacns." The whole performance, we understand, was a distinct triumph for the organisers and actors. The operetta was the story of the Roman Invasion of Britain and the subsequent capture and release of the brave Caractacus at the instigation of the invader Claudius. The scenery and costumes were on a gorgeous scale and must have involved great expense and work which was cheerfully rendered. The per- formance was repeated on Friday night when the Hall was again well tilled. The proceeds were given to ihe Parish Church Sunday Schools Funds. FISH TRADE AND TRAFFIC.; I Plentiful supplies have ruled all the week both in the trawl and mackerel markets. Prices in the former are down and the trawlers have, therefore, not made exceptional sums. Rake went down con- siderably, but on Monday there was a slight but gradual rise. Mackerel remained firm from 8s up to 14s 6d per 120. Tonnage of fish despatched from Milford Docks during week ending April 16th :— Trawl. Mackerel. Apl. lith 213 1. 100 12th 142 86 13th .1. 157 I.. 94 litti. 157. 89 15th 107. !)4 16th 36 so 812 493 A BATCH OF UNDESIRABLES. There was a special court nearly every day last week. The prevailing crime just now appears to be vagrancy and it is surprising what a number of un- desirable characters seek refuge in Milford district. Stern measures will alone eradicate the nuisance and on Wednesday morning Mr J. B. Gaskell laid down the law very forcibly to the delinquents brought before him. The cells over- night had been fully occupied by no less than four miscreants. First to be brought up for judgment was a noted character—a man with a record- William John Griffiths, a native of Pembroke Dock. He was charged with acting as a pedlar without a certificate.—P.C. Joseph Griffiths proved the charge. —Prisoner in defence said he bad been promised gardening work in Haverfordwest but it was not ready and he came oi-i to Ililford. He had recently been working on a large farm. Sergt. Evans exam- ining his hands was satisfied that he bad been working.—Mr Gaskell said this was his fifth appearance in that court, the last being for an assault on the police. He would be fined 10s or 7 days and given a week to pay. Next two men were brought out, Edward Harries, described as an engineer, and a native of Newport (Mon.), and William Jones, a North Walian, from Penygroes, Carnarvonshire. These men were destitute and were found sleeping in the poreb of the Bethel at 12 midnigbt.-P.C. Lewis testified to this and he and another constable had difficulty in arousing Jones who was under the influence of drink.- P.C. Griffiths further deposed that at 8 o'clock he had received complaints about Jones from two women in Hakin. He bad been going about the houses and was abusive to the occupants. Witness then watched him and he called at several public bouses where he was refused beer.—Harries was fined 5s and given a day to pay.—Addressing Jones, the Magistrate gave him a severe lecture and said they were determined to put a stop to men like him going about frightening women. However, as he was only charged with sleeping out, he would be fined the same as Harries, which practically meant both had to clear out. Patrick Fitzgerald, for the third time in a month, was charged with sleeping out without visible means. P.C. Lewis also proved this case.—It was a most dangerous practice and no property and out-buildings were safe, said Mr Gaskell. Fined 10s or seven days. Patrick had to accept the alternative. On Thursday before Messrs J. LI. Davies and J. B. Gaskell-Roger Walsh made bis third appearance within nine days. He was charged with being drunk and incapable in Victoria Road. P-C. Griffiths said that in company of P.S. Evans he found accused staggering about at 12 midnight. He had been stopped going on the Dock. Roger moreover presented a remarkable appearance with two black eyes and his face cut a.nd bruised and begrimed with dirt. Mr Davies described him as a disreputable character, and he was sent to gaol for 7 days hard labour. At the same Court, Albert Atkins, a fisherman, who sometimes plays rugby football, was charged with being drunk and d ir, .r derly.-P.C. Manser said that at 12 midnight he saw defendant in Victoria Road, in a drunken condition. He had been giving trouble to the Dock police. Witness advised him to go home, but he became disorderly and wanted to fight witness. He took him into custody. PrisQner had recently been fined 10s and costs for a similar offence, and he was again mulcted in that sum, and Mr Davies further said that it appeared defendant was continually wanting to fight the police. He warned him that if ever he came there again he would go to prison without the option of another fine. -=.=--