Haverfordwest Young Liberals. CELEBRATING THE PASSING OF THE BUDGET. THE FIGHT WITH THE LORDS. LAST NIGHT'S MEETING. A well-attended public meeting, arranged by the Haverfordwest branch of the League of Young Liberals, was held in the Temperance Hall last evening, when the principal speakers were Mr Garlield Hancock, of the National Executive of the League of Young Liberals, and Mr D. Gill Jones, Mil ford Haven. Mr H. E. H. James, B.A., presided, and there were also on the platform: Mr A. B. Williams, Mr Seeley and Mr Howard Jenkins. PEMBROKESHIRE FOR LIBERTY. The Chairman, in the course of a witty and vigorous speech, alluded to the crisis through which we had just passed. After the "end of all thil I', came the re-construction. Mr James re-called how in the past Pembrokeshire had stood gallantly on the side of liberty. It was the only Welsh county which, at the time of the Revolution, stood on the side of the Parliamentarians. Haverfordwest, and even Tenby, were at that time true to the principles and the spirit of English liberty. Alluding to the pretensions of the Peers, the Chairman said that one of the main objects of the Liberal Party to-day was to make such a deadlock as was occasioned by the rejection of the Budget for ever impossible again. The Chairman explained that he presided in the absence of the president, Mr Walter Roch. Mr Campbell, the hon. secretary, had received a telegram from Mr Roch expressing extreme regret at his inability to be present. Mr Hancock, at the outset, explained the objects of the League. The League was started to stimulate studies of national importance—historical, industrial and social. They wished to help Liberalism generally, because the Liberal creed came nearest to their social and political programme, and they united together for mutual aid and assistance. It was also a League of Yotitig Liberals," but they placed the broadest interpretation on the word young. They confined it absolutely to those who were young in spirit. Referring to the progress the League had made since its formation, Mr Hancock said there were now 400 branches in the country with 40,000 members. (Applause). He hoped that the local branch would organise debates with a view to bringing out and training local speakers who afterwards would be able to speak at open air gatherings and address village meetings. He under- stood that there were many Tories in certain rural districts in the county who needed conversion. (Laughter). The speaker emphasised the impor- tance of distributing political literature, and he mentioned that the League would shortly issue a paper dealing exclusively with League affairs. The League was absolutely independent of any party, but they found that the Liberal programme was substantially theirs. Let them make a clean fight, and tight bard. "Dirty" politics found no support in the League. Dealing with the principal events in l the political world, Mr Hancock said that I THE PASSING OF THE BUDGET was a triumph in two respects, It was a triumph for democratic legislation, and it was a personal triumph for our great countryman Mr Lloyd George. (Loud applause.) Things had been said concerning the Chancellor of the Exchequer which his vilifiers would not have dared to repeat in the House of Commons. The only tax of the Budget whose yield had not come up to expectations was the whisky tax, and as a teetotaler he was rather glad of it. (Laughter and applause). The rejection of the Budget had entailed many inconveniences, but the people, to whom the Lords professed to appeal had given their answer in no uncertain voice. Old Age Pensions had not only been promised and granted, but paid for. Tory-Protectionists could not under- stand how there would have been, but for the action of the Lords, a surplus of three millions sterling under our Free Trade system. Protectionists had made a desperate effort to capture votes at the last General Election. They promised not that food would cost the people no more than under Free Trade, but that it would actually cost them less. (Laughter). In America it was shown that while the cost of food had owing to the Tariff gone up there had been no corresponding increase in wages. Most important of all with the passing of the Budget the "Land Taxes" came into operation. Much money had been lost to the nation owing to the action of the Lords in rejecting the Budget last year. It was no exaggeration to say that millions had been thus lost. It was a crying shame that whilst in our great cities thousands of men were out of work, starving because unemployed, citizens of an Empire where there were hundreds of thousands of acres of land being practically idle and waste, many of these unemployed should be prevented from earning a Jiving on the land, tilling the soil by the sweat of their brow and breathing into their lungs the pure air of Heaven instead of the fetid air of the slums. It was about time that the land question was settled. (Loud Applause). The BUDGET WAS THE DAWN OF A NEW EKA. The Budget was inextricably mixed up with the Lords question. They could not be separated and considered apart. On the question of the House of Lords the League of Young Liberals went a little further than the Government, but that was not surprising, as the League was the advanced guard of Liberalism. And if Mr Gladstone were with us now he would be in the front rank in this fight against the Peers. Dealing with the composition of the Hereditary Chamber, Mr Hancock said that only a few-a very few-were members of ancient families. The manufacture of beer and whisky was responsible for a few creations, and a few had earned their peerage by selling their country. In the latter connection he referred to Ireland, and said there was no wonder that Irishmen, remembering that transaction which brought about the Union, demanded Home Rule. It HAD COST A REVOLUTION to curb the power of an ancient monarchy, and no rnatter what this 1, matter what this struggle with the Lords cost, Liberals must see it through. The success of the Liberal cause in this matter was vital to the advent of the new democracy. Mr Hancock dealt in a satirical vein with the work and pretensions of the Peers. He dealt with their record in attendance, and their record in legislation. One of the functions of a second chamber was to revise impartially, but during the last forty-two years some thirty-eight Liberal measures had been rejected, but no Tory measure had suffered a similar fate. Indeed the Tory Education Bill of 1902—a Bill keenly resented by an overwhelming majority of the nation, was strengthened in a reactionary sense by the House of Lords. Amongst the measures they bad opposed were Catholic Emancipation and the Franchise. while everything Irish bad been TREATED WITH CONTUMELY AND CONTEMPT. I Some old-fashioned people were opposed to touching the House of Lords because it was such an ancient institution. As a matter of fact, four- fitbs of the existing Peerages had been created since 1750, and half in the ninteenth century. Lord Rosebery had referred to the fact that after Cromwell bad abolished the House of Lords he revived it, but his Lordship did not state that the second chamber revived by Cromwell was very different from the first, and two-thirds of its mem- bers were democrats. Personally, be had no admiration for Lord Rosebery. (Applause). Lord Rosebery had stated that he could not be more hostile than he was to the Budget—he hated, he said, every line and every clause of it-yet he would not vote against it. (Laughter). Lord Rosebery was in a peculiar position—he was not sufficiently Tory for the Tories, and he was certainly not democratic enough for the Liberal Party. The aim of the League, added the speaker, was to create a purer England, a brighter and a happier England. They stood for more equal chances for every man. They might call them Socialists if they liked. They did not mind that. Their motto was A fair day's wage, for a fair day's work, and every man to have a chance to get a home of his own.' They stood for the ABOLITION OF SLUMS AND SLUM LIFE, I and for the government of the people, for the people, and by the people. (Applause.) A few moderate Liberals were scared at Socialism pictorially represented by the Conservatives. Those gentlemen needed a little of the backbone of Liberal democracy. In conclusion Mr Hancock said that in the battle in which Liberals were now engaged, in spite of any temporary defeat, success would be ultimately theirs. (Loud applause.) SUPPORT FOR THE GOVERNMENT. Mr D. Gill Jones, Milford Haven, moved the following resolution :— "That this meeting of the banch of the National League of Young Liberals, recognising the overwhelming importance of securing the triumph of the people's will, desires to express its gratification at the strong attitude adopted by His Majesty's Government in regard to the limitation of the Veto by the House of Lords. It further assures the Government of its practical support in its present policy and calls upon Young Liberals everywhere so to prepare for battle that nothing shall be left undone to secure the supremacy of the elective and representative chamber." In the course of a racy and Piquant speech, Mr Jones congratulated the Haverfordwest branch on holding their first meeting under circumstances which might well act as a tonic to all who had the cause of progress at heart. The haze of uncertainty, depression and anxiety had passed away, obstacles had been removed, barriers surmounted, hindrances overcome. They were now in the sunshine. The Budget had become law; Lloyd George had triumphed. (Applause.) The name of the man who had been called a thief, a robber, Socialist, Welsh- man, as terms of reproach, would pass into the sober judgment of history'as the one who inaugurated a system of democratic Budgets—and Free Trade democratic Budgets at that—which at once trans- ferred the IDEAL OF THE SOCIAL REFORMER into tne arena of practical politics. There had been Budgets in the past which had brought honour and renown upon those who framed them, but there had never been a Budget that had been so transfigured by Christian statesmanship as this Budget. Never before in financial history had bare bald figures been made to throb with the music of humanity's re- demption as Lloyd George s budget. In throwing out the Budget the Lords found their feet but lost their head. (Applause). The people had now not only given their opinion of the Budget but of the Lords too. And they were that night to show their gratification that Mr Asquith had bad the courage to express that opinion of the people in the terms of the Veto Resolutions. The hereditary principle, declared Mr Jones, was not only wrong it was rotten. (Applause). For every Peer who sat in the House of Lords to-day as the result of personal distinction four sat there as the result of having been born in the purple." Men whose ancient but ignoble blood, Has crept through scoundrels ever since the flood." (Laughter and applause). Lord Barnard bad stated that the Lords had made up their minds not to be deterred by shrieks' or appeal to the canaille for what they considered to be their duty to the country. His Lordship was cute enough to put his gentlemanly expressions in French. The Dictionary gave the meaning of Canaille as a rabble, riff-raff, mob, scrum, scoundrel, noisy children, brats." That was the description of the British elector by a lordly legislator who called them all "free and independent electors" when they stumped the country last January. (Laughter and applause). But the Veto Resolutions proved conclusively that the dark days of their tyrranical partisanship were fast coming to a close. (Applause). Mr Scaly seconded the resolution, and said that institutions which had served their jinr;;o-.e had to give way to the exigencies of the present day. The democracy was being educated, and the social conscience was awake. It was said that our con- stitution had grown, but it would be more correct to sav that it was still growing. The intelligent people of the present day were no longer awed by the fiction of noble blood." The House of Lords was respon- sible to no one but perhaps to Providence. It was the servile tool of every Tory administration and the bitter foe of every Liberal administration. What had struck him about the Veto Resolutions and the Bill was their "sweet reasonableness." The Resolutions for ever put an end to the claim of the Lords to force a Dissolution. The talk of Conserva- tives like Mr F. E Smith about rallying to the defence of the Throne was men bunkum. (Applause.) It was Mr Asquith's bounden duty to tender certain advice to the Throne in order to give statutory effect to the Veto Bill. (Applause). Mr A. B. Williams welcomed the declaration that there was no hostility between the League and other Liberal organisations. He proposed a hearty vote of thanks to Mr Hancock and Mr Jones, and this was seconded by Mr Jenkins, Mr Hancock returning thanks.
Haverfordwest Petty Sessions. FOUR MONTHS IMPRISONMENT. TOO FREQUENT TRANSFERS. The Haverfordwest petty sessions were held on Monday before Mr William John (in the chair), Mr James Rowlands, Mr C. C. Saies, and Mr T. R. Dawkins. DRUNKENNESS. Albert Jones, of Scarrowscant, was summoned for drunkennessjon April 23rd. The Clerk mentioned that defendant was working, and expressed regret for inability to attend. P.C. Childs proved the case. He said he saw the defendant on the ground in High Street in the evening. Witness assisted him to his feet, and he was afterwards taken home by his sister. A fine of as inclusive was imposed. DRUNKENNESS OR SCIATICA? A short little woman named Jane Williams, who said she was a native of Tenby and had come to Pembrokeshire in the hope of getting some spring- cleaning work to do, was brought up on a charge of drunkenness. She pleaded not guilty to the charge. P.C. Wheeler toJd the court that he found the prisoner lying down in the doorway of the London and Provincial Bank. With the assistance of P.C. Richards, the woman, who was in a helpless state of intoxication, was taken to the police station. Defendant declared that she was not drunk, but was suffering from sciatica. She was on the wav to Pembroke workhouse, where she was hoping" to obtain a little rest. The bench fined defendant 5s inclusive, with seven days to pay, and seven days' imprisonment in default. AN OLD OFFENDER. Samuel Parry, Pontycymmer, an old offender who is well-known at Milford Haven, admitted a charge of having been drunk and disorderly on Saturday night. "It was the beer that did it," added the defendant. P.S. Morgan proved the case, and said that defen- dant made use of very bad language and created a disturbance in the street. Defendant, who said he was a native of Monmouth, was now sentenced to 14 days' hard labour. LICENSING APPLICATION. Mr W. J. Jones made an application for a temporary transfer of the license of the Spirit Vaults, High Street, from Mr Bamkin, the present licensee, to his sister, Mrs Sarah Mary Cripps. Mr Jones mentioned that the present tenant was employed in the Relay Department of the Post Office, and the Postmaster General prohibits all employees of the Post Office from holding licensed premises. Applicant appeared, and said there was a written agreement with Mr Williams, the owner of the house. She added that she was a married woman living apart from her husband. Mr Jones: An application is to be made for a separation order on the ground of cruelty, but we have been unable to serve the summons. Applicant mentioned that she had been living at Nevland during the last six months. The application was granted. MAINTENANCE ARREARS. William Arran, Castle Back, was summoned in respect of arrears, due for the maintenance of a child in a Glamorganshire institution. It was men- tioned that Arran had paid £ 1 5s, and the case was further adjourned. A summons for similar neglect was preferred against John Gannon, who was brought before the court the other day, when be paid 1:1 down and promised to pay 10s on the following Saturday and another 10s on the Saturday succeeding. Neither contribution had been received. D.C.C. James gave evidence stating that the sum of E53 lis was due in respect of the maintenance of two of Gannon's children. The Deputy added that Gannon paid all his debts by going to prison. The Clerk said that at the previous court Gannon protested with all the volubility of the Irish race that he would pay the money. (Laughter). The Bench sentenced Gannon to two months imprisonment for arrears in respect of the child Mabel, and for another two months in respect of the child Mary Ann, the sentences to run consecutively. TOO FREQUENT .TRANSFERS. Robert John Manning, of Swansea, applied for a temporary transfer of the license of the Three Crowns (Hill Street). D.C.C. James, while he bad no objection to the application, drew attention to the frequency of the transfers of this license. He thought this should be stopped. The Clerk said that under the Licensing Act of 1902, the magistrates had power to make regulation fixing a definite period between one transfer and another. This, however, was altered by the Act of 1904, and the bench could not now refuse a full transfer without referring the license to compensa- tion. It was, however, quite competent for the bench to refuse to grant a temporary transfer. The Chairman, in announcing that the transfer would be granted, expressed the opinion that these transfers should not be granted. The fact that such applications were so frequent meant that the trade of the house was gone, and that the house was not wanted.
Milk Vendors To Appeal. I SPECIAL CASE APPLIED FOR. I The local milk vendors have decided to appeal against the decision of the Haverfordwest magistrates that they are liable to pay the toll of Is 6d a week which the Corporation have imposed on all milk carts used for the delivery of milk within the borough. Mr Jones Lloyd, who is acting for the milk vendors who were prosecuted last week, having applied for a special case, Messrs James Evans, David Lewis, and Arthur Jenkins appeared at the court on Monday and entered into the necessary recognisances as to the costs. The Bench fixed the sureties at £50 each, the parties entering into the recognisances for this amount. ———
COW'S MAD CAREER. EXCITING STREET SCENES. Some exciting street scenes, due to the mad career of a beast that was being driven to the town, were witnessed in the streets of Haverfordwest yesterday. At noon Mr Wm. Jenkins, son of Mr Henry Jenkins, butcher, Dew Street, was engaged in driving some cattle from the direction of Crowhill when one of the animals, a cow, suddenly became vicious and caused an extraordinary commotion. Arriving at Cromwell Corner the beast succeeded in getting out of control. A little boy, Fred Morgans of North Gate, was knocked down, and on going to his rescue a young man named Thomas Bowen was also charged. Eventually the child was rescued from his dangerous predicament by Mr Jenkins, and fortunately he escaped without serious injury. Continuing its mad career, the cow next took refuge in one of the courts at Spring Gardens, and being dislodged from here an effort was made to take her to the slaughterhouse in front of a horse. As the cow now turned its attentions to the horse, and commenced to vigorously pilk that animal, a rope was procured and an attempt was made to lasso the beast. After much difficulty this was accomplished, and with the rope attached to the animal's horns and to a cart the journey was continued for some little distance. But, apparently, the cow had not exhausted her means of resistance, and she lay down and refused to move. After about an hour's exertion the animal was got as far as the Four-in- Hand" when she again lay down and for fully twenty minutes refused to budge. When Mr Henry Jenkins arrived on the scene, the animal made an ugly dash at him, and knocked him down. Then she charged Mr Saies of Portfield, with similar results. In attempting to tighten the rope round the cart Mr Jenkins was knocked down a second time, and after some more exciting incidents of a similar nature the party succeeded in getting the forocious animal to the slaughterhouse about 2 o'clock. The street was crowded with people for over an hour, every wall and other point of safety being occupied by the thrilled spectators. I CYCLE ECONOMY. The old saying that the best is the cheapest in the end is particularly applicable to bicycles. Those who are unwise enough to purchase cheap, shoddy machines soon find themselves faced with an enormous repair bill. True economy is effected by purchasing a machine with an established reputation. Mr J. J. Bibby, of Caversham, Reading, has a Centaur Featherweight which has beln in use for six years, but has not cost him a penny for repairs, except tyres. He says of it: "I am certain it is good for years yet. The bearings appear to be almost waterproof—one slight adjustment every twelve months keeps them alright. Centaur Cycles may be seen at S. & F. GREEN, Cycle Agents.
SOME SURPRISING DISCOVERIES. INVESTIGATIONS IN BRIDGE STREET. EXPLOSION SEQUEL. The investigations which followed the gas explosion in Bridge Street, last week, led to some surprising discoveries. It was found that the service pipes in numerous cases were laid within a foot of the surface, and that in other instances cul de sac gas pipes had not been removed. This affords an illuminating picture of the efficiency with which public work was carried out in Haverfordwest years ago. Not only were those responsible for municipal Government a generation or two ago guilty of culpable neglect, but they did not have the ordinary gift of prescience. They did not foresee what would be the nature of the traffic of the future. They could not conceive of any road traction heavier than the ordinary carts and waggons. Let us hope that the present members of the Corporation show more wisdom than their ancestors. The result of this failure to tell the locomotion of the future was responsible for the laying of Bridge Street in such a manner that a 50 ton steam roller worked enormous havoc. The Surveyor and the Corporation came to the conclusion that they would at last make this narrow busy street a credit to the town. They, therefore, decided to experiment with Rocmac," a composition that has been highly praised for its (lu rabiritv and economy wherever employed. The Surveyor advised the council to allow the work to solidify sufficiently before undertaking this work, but the members of the Corporation were in favour of expediting matters and as they were confirmed in this attitude by the Bridge Street residents, who petitioned the council to put the improvements in hand at once, Mr Bevan was over-ruled. The result is known to everyone. The Corporation have now decided to root up a portion of the surface and embed it in kerbstones taken out of High Street, preparatory to the resump- tion of Rocmac treatment. This work is being expeditiously pushed through, and we hope that before long life and business in the street will resume their normal course.
"THE MAY QUEEN." EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE AT HAVERFORDWEST. The performance of Sir W. Sterndale Bennett's charming pastoral The May Queen before a fairly large audience in the Masonic Hall on Thursday evening was regarded as a distinct success. Though | a pastoral cantata does not, in the nature of things make that powerful and varied appeal to the emotions as do the great religious oratorios, it was nevertheless, a welcome change, and Mr T. A. Thomas is to be heartily congratulated on its success. The chorus, supplemented by an orchestra, con- sisted of some 90 voices, and in the limited time at their disposal for practices, they succeeded in giving a splendid interpretation of the work. It is true that The May Queen" does not lend much scope to variety of artistic treatment, and many there are who even complain of a note of sameness running throughout it. These critics, however, can have no ardent vision for what is deep and beautiful in uatre, nor can they appreciate the chaste music in nature, the libretto is wedded. Had the artistes, to which and especially the May Queen, appeared in quaint and picturesque rustic costumes, the performance might perhaps, have made a stronger appeal to their imagination. it would certainly have heightened the effect considerably. Madame Ethel Fairburn (soprano), made a charming May Queen, with just that suggestion of coquettishness which we have been led to associate with this spring heroine. Miss May Hewitt (contralto), is known to local audiences as a very successful (contralto) singer, and although she laboured under some obvious disadvantages on Thursday evening, she was able to give some very tasteful renderings. Mr Richard Thomas (tenor), is a Welsh singer of repute, he has a voica remarkable for its sweetness and purity, and although it is less powerful than formerly, this natural deficiency might have been amply compensated for by a little more energy and passion, a little less impassivity of countenance and a livelier regard for expression. Mr J. Brenig Jones (bass), was in fine form, and both in the cantata, and in the miscellaneous programme which followed, he sang with all his old energy and with that spirit of abandon which never fails to captivate an intelligent audience. The chorus of The May Queen opened magnifi- cently. The choir sang with a vivaciousness, and with that sprightly, jovous note that suggests the blithesome month of May, "With a laugh as we go round "-in which Madame Fairburn was the soloist, —was sung even better. It was obvious that the artiste and the audience had thoroughly caught the spirit of the cantata, and it was easy to imagine the May-pole dance to the scintillating music of the tabor and the pipe. Madame Fairburn is an easy, graceful singer, she has a liquid voice, and although she suffers a little at times from indistinct enuncia- tion she knows how to impart life and spirit to the theme. She was most moving in her appeal to her liege lady, and the chorus and solos in And the cloud hath passed away," were so finely rendered that the audience must have regretted that the pastoral was so short. The interpretation throughout showed careful and accurate work on the part of the conductor, allied to real musical ability. As accompanist, Mr H. Walker also rendered valuable assistance. Mr T. E. Jenkins was leader of the orchestra. MISCELLANEOUS PROGRAMME. I The miscellaneous programme was also of a high order of merit. Mr Richard Thomas was encored for a charming rendering of Good-night, beloved," and responded with Mary of Argyle." Both pieces suited Mr Thomas's voice admirably and he has seldom been heard of recent years to better advantage. In Spring is here, Madame Ethel Fairburn was able to display her best gifts as a singer. In this, as in the encore Only a baby," she was irresistible. A clever duet, tenor and baritone, by Mr Richard Thomas and Mr Brenig Jones brought down the house. Miss May Hewitt, a contralto singer of much promise, was encored for a tasteful rendering of My ships." In the recitative and air, "I rage, I melt, burn," and "O ruddier than the cherry," Mr Brenig Jones showed remarkable artistic gifts, and once again established bis favour with a Pembrokeshire audience. That charming duet" Night in Venice," was charmingly rendered by Madame Fairburn and Mr Richard Thomas; it was one of the greatest successes of the evening. "Anita" was another song in which Mr Richard Thomas was able to appear to real advantage; Mr Thomas imparted more feeling and expression into this probably than any other item in the programme. Madame Ethel Fairburn was again enthusiastically received for her tasteful rendering of Happy song l" and a quartette Regular Royal Queen, by the four artistes brought to a close an extremely enjoyable and entertaining programme.
MAY DAY FESTIVALS. INTERESTING SCHOOL GATHERINGS I AT HAVERFORDWEST. On Monday afternoon interesting May Day func- tions were held at the St. Martin's Girls' School and the Barn Street Infants School. At the former school there was a tea party and prize distribution. This interesting little function has hitherto been held on St. David's Day, but owing to the absence of so many children as a result of the epidemics it was postponed until Monday last. The gathering was in the form of a May-day festival, each class selecting a Queen, and the necessary expense was defrayed by the children's own contributions. The Qneens" selected were Standard 1, Annie Griffiths; 2, Bessie Thornas; 3, Edith Evans; 4, Agnes Price 5, Estella Evans; 6 and 7, Mary Rees. Each Queen was tastefully dressed and crowned, and, attended by four maids of honour, formed a pro- cession which lacked nothing in picturesqaeness. The groups were afterwards photographed. After enjoying a hearty tea, which had been prepared by the teachers, aided by Miss Beatrice Russell, of High Street, the children dispersed for an hour, and on returning they rendered a programme of school songs and recitations in a very creditable manner. Attendance prizes were kindly given by Miss Ada Thomas, who, to the great regret of all, was unable to be personally present. In her absence, Miss Jane Phillips distributed the books to the winners, and Mrs Fred Lewis presented the County Council silver medals to the pupils who had not been absent once in five years. The winners of medals were:—Maud Price, Doris Pbillips, Elsie James and Martha Moore. The prizes were won by Maud Price (who completed 6 years unbroken attendance at Christmas 1909); Elsie James and Martha Moore (5 years); Edith Miles (4 years) Mabel Lewis and Mary Williams (3 years) Alice Davies, Ethel Williams, Blodwen James and Doris Price (2 years); Mary Louisa Miles. Estella Evans, Margaret Williams, Clara Gwyneth Williams, Alice Daye and Dorris James (1 year). A special prize given by the headmistress, Miss Ruth Evans, was also presented to Agnes Price, who bad completed four years unbroken attendance. This pupil was unfortunately absent through illness during one week in 1909. Votes of thanks terminated the proceedings. AT THE INFANTS' SCHOOL. The enterprise at the Barn Street Infants' School was only decided upon at almost the last moment and much credit is due to Mrs Tamlyn, the bead- mistress, and her staff for their excellent arrange- ments and the success achieved. The girls of the National School were admitted at a charge of one penny each and the proceeds, which amounted to 13s 7d, were handed over to the bazaar fund. The bazaar will probably take place in July next and the proceeds will go to purchase a piano for the girls' school. The performance on Monday, which lasted for an hour, was given entirely by the infants, and included a cowslip dance, action songs and recita- tions. The schoolroom was tastefully decorated and the children were also prettily adorned with flowers. The cowslip dance was a great success, and the May queen, Reppie Jenkins was attended by other children decorated in various flowers and repre- sented kings and queens such as the violet queen and primrose queen. The action songs, Hurrah for the Union Jack," Clumpety Shoon" (in which the children appeared as Dutch girls), and Tisty tosty" were all excellently performed. Reggie Saies and Fred Peters gave recitations in good style. Miss Lizzie Jones ably presided at the piano. The children aquitted themselves creditably throughout and it is intended shortly to repeat the performance and to extend an invitation to the children's parents. At Monday's performance, in addition to the school staff, Archdeacon Hilbers and Miss Parkinson were present and evinced the greatest interest in the proceedings.
I MILFORD HAVEN NEWS. I ABTIFICIA.II TimTH.-Edwaicd England, Limited, new attends at Mr Meyler, Chemist, Charles Street, Milford Haven, every Tuesday. See large advertise- ment. Estimates free, English and American Artificia Teeth. Teeth fixed by the Company's Patent Suetion, requiring no fastening. For articulation and eating they j are equal to the natural teeth. 1 THE CHURCHES. I PREACHERS FOR SUNDAY, MAY 8TH. St. Catherine's Parish Church. H'Jly Communion, S I a.m.; 1\htls a;j;i seruaon, 11 a in Evensong nnd sermon at 6.30. Tiia Vicir, Rev E J. H melis, B D. St. Communion 10 a.m. evensong and sermoD, 6.30. Rev. F. T. Oswell, Curate. Pill Mission Ch tireb.-Evensoijg flUd sermon, 7.30. Priory Hill Mission Church (Steyntou Parish).— Services at 11 and (;.30. Capt. Hall, C.A. St. Francis Roman Citholic Church, Priory Road.— Mass, 8.30. and 10.30. Vespers, sermon and Benediction, 630. Rev. Father R. Burke. Wesleyau Church, Priory Road.-IO 4.5 a.m., Mr J. Havard, Ilaverfordweet: 6 p.m., Rev. J. Walters, Pem- broke Dock (P.M.) Soloist, Mrs Walters. Brotherhood at 43, Rev. J. Walters. Baptist Church, North Road. 11 a.ru. and 6 p.m., Rev. W, H. Prosser (pastor). Tabernacle Co)gregational Chnrch, Robert Strt?et. Anniversary Eprviees at 11 -I;n. aud h p.m. Rev. D. F. Rittenhouse, M A., B D., San Francisco, Bipti«t Missiouer of California. Friends Meeting House, Pnory Road.—Meetings for worship, 11 a.m. and G p.m. Rehoboth Presbyterian Church, Ihkiu Special services at 10.30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Rev John Harries, Saundersfoot, one of Forward Movement evangelists. flakiu Point Wesleyan Church.—11 a.m., Mr E. Wassail, Haverfordwest; 6 p.m., Havard, Haver- ',J r J- Haver- fordwest. Thornton Biptist Church.—11 a.m. and 6.33 p.m., Rev. J. B. Edwards (pastor). TRAINS FOR MAY AXD JUNE. lJep. Air. a.m. a m. 6.15 G.!5 7.55 8 30 8.55 9.2o 10.30 11.33 p.m. p.m. 12.52 1.3o 2.40 3 20 *3.30 *4.20 4 30 5.45 6 15 6-25 6.00 8-10 8.50 9.35 1010 11.5 11.35 Saturdays only. No Sunday Trains. «. A NARROW ESCAPE. Whilst engaged in delivering provisions aboard the mackerel drifters alongside the stage on Friday evening about 7.30, a man named Venables who has recently entered the employ of Mr Alfred Farrow, grocer, missed his footing in going from one vessel to another and fell into the water. It is said that he had ttwice disappeared and on rising for the third time was rescued by one of the driftermen by means of a boathook. DROWNED OFF THE IRISH COAST. On Friday morning the steam drifter" Fear Not, of Lowestoft, arrived at Milford Haven with tlag flying at half mast. The skipper reported a sad accident whereby one of the crew, a deck hand named William Brackenbury was drowned. Between six and seven o'clock" on Thursday morn- ing they were preparing to steam for Milford with the catch. Brackenbury was setting the mizen sail when he was struck by the boom and knocked overboard. His shipmates with all speed lowered the boat but the poor fellow was soon lost to sight, having his heavy sea boots on he bad no chance and went to a watery grave. He belonged to Yarmouth, was only 21 years of age and this was his first trip round to the West coast. A SOLDIER'S RUSE AND ITS SEQUEL. About a quarter-past four on Thursday afternoon a soldier was standing on the quay side near the South Western Ice Factory, looking down intently upon the steam trawler Hibernia." A workman was about to descend the ladder when the soldier enquired if there was any objection to him having a look round the ship and the man replied that he did not think there would be, consequently the stranger availed himself of the opportunity. Some time elapsed when the workman wondered what had become of the visitor, and went in search of him, and on entering the cabin found, not the soldier, but his great coat, tunic and cap. The owner could not be found, so the police were informed. The sequel was heard at the police court on Fridav afternoon before Messrs J. Whicher and J. B. Gaskell, when Morgan Evans, a private in the 2nd Batt. Welsh Regt., Pembroke Dock, was brought up and charged on two counts—(1) with stealing from the steam trawler Hibernia, a jacket, vest and muffler, valued 7s, the property of Thomas Rait, the cook and (2) a trousers and cap, the property of Henrv James, Brooke Avenue. Sergt. Evans narrated the circum- stances of the case and called Thomas Rait, who said he left the ship at 11.30 on Thursdav morning. He had his clothes in a bag, which he tied up and placed in the second engineer's berth. He went aboard at 8.30 that morning to go to sea and went to the berth, and the clothing described were missing. He identified those produced as the property. He had never seen prisoner before.-P .C. Davies said from information received, he arrested accused at 9 p.m. in the Wexford Packet. Hakin, as a deserter from the Welsh Regiment. He was in civilian attire. He found that the clothing was missing and he charged and cautioned him and be made no reply. On the application of Sergeant Evans, prisoner was remanded till to-day (Wednesday), at 2.15. Asked if anyone was likely to go bail for him, he replied Mr Jenkins, of the Wexford Packet, or his Company Officer, Pembroke Dock. He was remanded in custody. Evans is a well-known character and has made at least two appearance at this court, having been sent to prison for assaulting the police. He was no stranger to trawlers as he posed to be, for he has been going to sea in them for a long time and has only recently joined the Regiment. He is reputed to liave been a crack pugilist when he formerly belonged to the 1st Welsh. HUSBAND ,\ND WIFf A TROUBLESOME CARE. The case ol John Thomas, late of Venn Lodge, now labourer, was decided some months ago, when he was ordered to pay 16s per week towards the maintenance of his wife and children. On Friday before Messrs J. Whicher and J. B. Gaskell, be waos brought up on a warrant, charged with the non- fulfillment of the order. The arrears amounted to £6 14s. Asked why he had not complied with the order of the court defendant said that he had done his best and paid regularly when he earned it, but since the Monday before Easter be had only earned lls. He was quite willing to pay, but could not find employment, but that morning he had started at 9 o'clock 011 a regular job with the boilermakers and at quarter to 10 he was arrested.—The wife said the last amount received was Xl 10s a month ago. She had six children to provide for. She wanted to know what had become of the sale money and the defendant explained to the bench that it went in settling accounts and there was none left. After con- sideration the hearing was adjourned until to-dav (Wednesday), Thomas being liberated in his own recognisances. ■>» CON.CERT. CHILDREN'? CONCERT. in aici 01 a iunu >vuicn is being promotea to torm a library for the Milford National School, a concert was given by the children on Thursday evening in the Masonic Hail. The vicar, Rev. E. J. Howells, B.D., presided, and there wa3 a large audience. The accompanists were Miss A. G. Garrett and Miss G. Johnson, and a delightful programme was rendered,lthe individual artistes being :-Ivy Pickard, John and Ivor PhillipS) Reggie Grice, Misses G. Thomas, E. Grice, N. Milford, J. Ribbon, N. Penwarden, M. James, F. Davies, M. Evans, and G. Narbett; C. Payne, A. Johnson, A. Harding, O. Limerick.—After the first couple of items had been rendered the Vicar stepped forward on the platform and said that Mr Guest (headmaster), and the teachers, desired him to express especial thanks to the mothers for their kind assistance in making it possible for the children to be present that evening. Those who had known the National Schools for a number of years would have observed that a great deal of progress had been made. Only last week Mr Guest had informed him that the attendance had reached its highest point, the school having the highest average for the whole of Pembrokeshire. It was hoped that the concert would realise sufficient funds to provide a library and a much-needed piano for the school. In conclusion the Vicar thanked all present for their patronage. There was not a dull moment thoroughout the whole of the evening. Every item was in itself a distinct success. The sketches were exceptionally well acted, and the action songs and dances prettily performed. The outstanding feature however, was the fine quality of the singing. In this respect the National School is particularly fortunate. It would be difficult to find such a large proportion of really good singers in any other school. Master Reggie Grice, the doyen of the vocalists, was in splendid voice, and so was his sister Elsie. Both these juvenile artistes have undoubtedly a future before them if they follow singing seriously. Another sweet singer is Gwen Thomas, who has distinguished herself in local eisteddfodau. The "Suffragette Parliament" was most amusing, the topical allusions creating roars of laughter. A word of praise is due to Mr Griffiths for the excellent singing, e.nd the part songs by the Choir. Altogether the concert was a great credit to the juvenile artistes, and to those responsible for their training. A MIDNIGHT SCARE—ONLY A CAT f Just after 11 o'clock on Sunday night the peaceful- ness of Brooke Avenue and Greville Road was disturbed by the loud, shrill shriek of a terrified woman. Instantly people flocked into the street, some from their slumbers. The cause of the alarm was that burglars were supposed to be in a house in the upper end of the street. The woman, who was alone with her young children, heard a disturbance in one of the rooms and at once gave vent to her fright. On examination the premises were found to be safely locked and no maurauders could be found, therefore peace was again restored. Later in the night, mysterious sounds were once more heard in the house and the woman called up a neighbour, who effected an entrance and made a minute search of the rooms, and at length found the innocent cause of all the alarm and commotion—a cat, whose depredations had resulted in some articles being ( displaced and broken. < I AN AMERICAN MISSIONER. Last Sunday the Rev. ).. Hittenhouse, .A., B.D., of San Francisco, paid his first visit to MUford Haven and preached at the Tabernacle Congre- gational Church. Mr Rittenhouse is a Baptist Missioner from California and has been on a visit to this county for some time, staying at Tenby. Since the New Year he has visited the Holy Land and has j recently returned. He is a a preacher of great power and has already created a great impression in this county. His utterances are characterised by their straightness. On Sunday there were large congre- gations at the Tabernacle to hear him. In the morning his subject was The Woman at the Well, and in the evening The Lordship of Christ," which set forth with great lucidity the claims which Christ makes upon all men and the preacher declared with much earnestness that in this world or the next the claims would be acknowledged. The dis- courses left a marked affect upon the congregation. Next Sunday Mr Rittenhouse will preach the anniversary sermons at the same church and the following Sunday he is at North Road Baptist Church. -1 A DYING MAN S* EXCLAMATION About midnight on Sunday, George Good ridge, who as recently as Saturday morning, wns fined at the police court for sleeping out, entered the stoke- hùJà of the Cardiff Ice Factory, on Milford Docks, for the purpose of seeking a night's repose, but the night workmen, owing to the frequency of such visits by fisherman of the loafing class, have orders to prevent them continuing the practice. Therefore, they had to tell him that be could not stay there. Ho\vever, Goodridge appears to have kept them However, till about 5.30 in the morning, when they company til1 ab)Ut 5.30 in the moming, when tbey again advised him to leave the premises. He went out and complained of being very ill and leaned against some coal trucks on the siding. The work- men observing his condition brought him back and were about to make him a cup of tea, when be collapsed and exclaimed Ah well, it's a sad ending, it's all up," and fell prostrate. Medical aid was at once sent for and when Dr. Walker arrived, he pronounced life extinct. The body was subsequent- ly removed to the mortuary in Dartmouth Street, to await an inquest, which will be held to-dav (Wednesday). The deceased man Goodridge, was said to be a native of Broad Haven, had spent some time in America, but bad been in Milford Haven for many years, going to sea in the trawlers off and on as a trimmer. He was about 50 years of age, and was a quiet, inoffensive sort of fellow, whose chief failing was his fondness of the drink. For some days he had appeared to be in a state bordering on collapse. FISH TRADE AND TRAFFIC. I Supplies last week were rather less than of late, the weather bavmg its effect upon the lishing. Prices were on the whole consistent and steadv. On Monday and Tuesday two of the boats did particularly well, one making X290 and another over £3CJ. The mackerel supply was even more affected by the weather until the end of the week. The prices are keeping up surprisingly well, from Ss liù to 15s (Id per 120 for English, and It-ls for Irish. This is accounted for by the regularity of the supply, taking it week bv week. Tonnage of fish despatched from Milford Docks during week ending April 30th Trawl. Mackerel. Apl. 25th 20J 37 26tli loi 2(; 27th 102 1-2 28th. 117. is 2th I'n íl 24th I 1.) 71 30th 37 IS f'54 207 j SABBATH SHOWS. As was the case at Haverfordwest a few weeks ago, no small amount of feeling is expressed in the town with respect to the holding of concerts on Sunday evening at a ùioscopic show now visiting the town. A deputation has been appointed from the Free Church Council to wait upon the proprietor in the hope of prevailing upon him to discontinue them. Many favour the view that the Urban District Council should be approached with the idea of mak- ing a bye-law prohibiting these performances and also the removal of shows from the town on Sundays. This latter had long been a grievance and often whilst worship has been proceeding in some of the churches the noise of traction engines rattling past has proved distracting. We doubt whether the council possess the necessary powers, but in any case it is a healthy sign to see public sentiment mov- ing in this direction. BETWIXT THE BUFFERS. I On Sunday morning about b.30, one of the Dock Company's locomotives was engaged in shunting operations at the Victoria Bridge end of the Docks, when a labourer named George Llewellvn in cross- ing the metals was partially caught between the trucks. Luckily he did not receive the full force. Still the mishap was serious enough and Llewellyn bad to be taken to his home in Hubberst-on on the Dock ambulance, and is still confined to bed.
PEMBROKE RUYAL GARRISON I ARTILLERY (T.F.) (No. 1 Company, Milford Haven). Drill for the week commencing Monday, 2tid May :— Laying only, Friday, 7.0 recruits drill, flag and rifle, gun drill 4-7, aiming tube. gull practice, Thursday, 7.30 till 9.30 trumpet practice, Friday, 7.0 Adjutant's parade on Thursday. N.C.O.'s and men are requested to attend in uniform; orderly sergeant, Sergt. A. Reynolds; orderly trumpeter, Trumpeter H. Ball. Parade at Dock Head and proceed to South Hook Fort by W.D. boat on Saturday, May 7th, for drill, etc., at 3 p.m. Uniform, service dress. There will be an ambulance and first aid lecture, by Capt-iin Griffiths, R.A.M.C., T.F., on Thursday S.30 p.m Musicians of the band are requested to attend. A meeting will be held after parade as to the advisability of forming a shooting club, under the presidency of Capt. Price, 011 Thursday, May 5 th. T. W. PRICE, Captain.
Dates to be Remembered at I Milford Haven. Will readers please note that all notices for which printing is done at the ofSceof this Journal are inserted FREE OF CHARGE. In all other cases the fee is 6d. per liTlA- Sunday, May 8th.-Tabernacle Church anniversary. Preacher, Ltev. Rittenhouse, M.A., B.D., of San Francisco. Monday, May 9th.-Lecture by above on Twentieth Century young man." Whit-Sunday, May loth.—Special services at North Road Baptist Church. Preacher, Rev F. T. Bittciihouse, M.A B D. S3.U Francisco, Baptist Missiouer of California. Whit-Mondav, May 16t,h.-Garden party en the Wesleyan Church Grounds, Priory Road, in aid of the Building Fund. Whit-Monday, May I 6til.-Miiford United Football Club Annual Athletic Sports. Sunday, u?e tj th Wesleyan Church Sun d ay, ?% i 8 i t Of 1,ev W. Parkius, President of Anniversary, of l £ ev< Perkins, President of the Wesleyan Conference. Sunday, June 12tli. Hakin Point Wesleyan Sunday School Anniversary. Preacher: liev. G. J. Chamberlain, N-eylan d. Sunday, June 26th.-North Road Baptist Sunday School anUlversalY, and Mouday 27th. Preacher Rev. F. T. Rittenhouse, M.A., B D. Thursday, August 4th.—Milford Havea Co-operative annual tea and outing. Thursday, August I lth.-Annual garden fete and gala in the grounds of Hamilton Houee. Full particulars shortly. 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 auuual show. Preliminary Notice.—Thursday, December I.-Sale of work on behalf of Wesleyan Church buildiug fund. ——
THE GREAT SKIN CURE. BUDDEN'S S.R. SKIX olXTMEXT. Cures Eczema 01 every Kind, heals old Wounds, Sores, Burns, Cuts, Ulcers, Abscesses, and Chilblains; is invalu- able for Cyclists, Athletes, Footballers is in fallible for Piles, cures Rjngworm and Scurvy Eruptions of all kinds. Boxes, 7-i-d. and b Hd. Agents for Haverford- west: Mr Phillips, Chemist, 26, Market Street Milford Haven: Mr Jones, 81, Charles Street and St. Davids, Mr David, Chemist.
NEYLAND NEWS. The new Patterns for Gents' Suits for Summer Wear- Fit and Style guarauteed-BIDDLECOMBE, The People's Draper, and Gents' Outfitter. WESLEY* CHAPEL. Special services were conducted on Sunday even- ing at the above place, when the Rev. (r. J.'Cham- berlain occupied the pulpit. He chose as his sub- ject, "Reverence," and those who had the pleasure of listening to his eloqueat discourse will long re- member the homely lessons drawn by the preacher. The choir was augmented for the occasion by the addition of a large number of friends from the sister church at Pembroke Dock, and the singing throng b- out was exceedingly hearty. During the service Miss Susie Jenkins sang a sacred solo in a most pleasing manner. On the conclusion of the service a sacred cantata, entitled, Penitence, iardon and Peace," together with a miscellaneousi programme, was rendered by the choir of the Pembroke Dock Wesley Church, under the leadership ofJfr J. Collins. Solos were sung by Miss G. Macdonald, Miss 0. LJoyd and Mr J. Collins, while Miss Susie Jenkius and Mr J. Collins took part in aduett. OBITUARY. The death occurred at BoeYrough on Wednes- day last, at the advanced age 01 <3 years, of Mrs Ann Hire, widow of the late Mr Jonn Hire. She was for many years a highly respected member of the Little Honeyborongh Baptist Chapel. The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon, the Rev F. C. Tucker being the officiating minister. HOME FRÕ- CHIXA. After an absence of neany three years on the China Station, Mr Leonard Evanslas^ week returned home on [a month's leave. Mr Evans, who is the son of Councillor Evans, is an electrician on board H.M.S. King Alfred.
OOMING EVENTS AT NEYLAND Sunday, May 29. -uongtnregational Church anniversary services. 26. S un d av school ann i Sunday, June school anni- versary services at the Congregational Chapel. Wednesday, November 16th-Grand Con- cert m Congregational Church. Particulars later.
I I How light the Pastry I and the Cakes, When Cook with BORWICK'S 1^ POWDER bakes!
S. Mary's Church, Haverfordwest. Ascension Day. Thursday May 5th. Holy Communion, o a.m. (C.E.M.S.), S a.m. and 11.30. Services, 11 a.m. G.O (Children) and 8 p.m. Sunday after Ascension, May 8th. Holy Communion, s a.m. Matins, 11 a.m. Hymns, ;101, 299, 304, 302. Men's Service, 3 p.m. Evensong, 6 p.m. Magnificat and Nunc Bimittis. llolahd Smart. Hymns, 202, 201, 1-1S, 300. The Rev. HEKRY EVA^S, Rector of Lang wm, preacher at 3 and 0 p.m. Offertory for Foieign Missions.
Assaulting His Father-in-Law. At the Haverfordwest police court this morning before Mr Isaiah Reynolds. George Essex Evans, of Haverfordwest, was brought up on a charge of being drunk and disorderly and assaulting his father-in- Jaw, William Morgan, of Hazelbeach, Xeyland, who claimed sureties of the peace. P.S. Wheeler said 1 ￼ NN'heeler said that last evening be went to Mr Morgan's house by request. Defendant had struck his father-in-law on the hand and bead with a bar of iron about 6 feet long. Evans was not there when witness arrived, but shortly afterwards returned. He was mad drunk and using bad language, threatening to kill the whole company. Witness took him into custody. Evans was remanded in custody until Saturday next.
Pembrokeshire Automobile Club. EVErs To a OR THE SEASON. The committee of the Pembrokeshire Automobile Club have decided upon the following events for the coming season :— Mav 1-2.—Club run to Aberavron. Ac. 0¡;HiIJ Climb. 2S.—Annual meeUng of members, Haverford- west. June. Speed trials, Pendine Sands. Speed judging competition. July. Club meet at Ffynone. (By kind invitation of Mr J. y, Colbv.) Aug. Club meet at Williamston. (By kind permission of Sir Owen Scourfield.) Sept. Reliability run.
N.S.P.C.C. To (he Editor of the Milford Ila vp.?z Teleqrrtl)!?. SIR,—The Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire Branch of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children has during the quarter ended, 31st March, lnO, inquired into 49 complaints of neglect, ill-treatment and other wrongs of childhood. of which 47 were found to be true, affecting 136 children, and 02 offenders. Action was taken as follows:—10 cases were warned, 4 were prosecuted and convicted, and were otherwise deaJt with. The Society's Inspector made 232 visits of super- vision. C. X. COLLIER. Ron. Secretary. Carmarthen. MUSICAL SCHOLARSHIP. SIR,—Will you permit me, through the medium of your valuable paper, to thank the numerous friends, both far and near, who so kindly assisted in collect- ing and sending coupons on behalf of my son, Harold. Although unsuccessful, we deeply appre- ciate their kindness, and the sympathy shown us throughout the competition, and only wish the effort had been crowned with success. Yours, etc., li. W. LEW IS. 13. Point Street, Hakin, Milford Haven.
TO CORRESPONDENTS. "Husband's Heel"—Xo notice can be taken of anonymous communications. All letters intended for publication must be accompanied by the name and address of tbe writer, not necessarilv for publication, but as a guarantee of good faith.
BIRTHS. On the 24th nit., at Aston Manor, Birmingham, the wife of Mr E. G. Lawrence, of a son. DEATHS. On the 29th ult., at 35, Bridge Street, at the resi- dence of her brother-in-law, Mary, the beloved wife of Mr John Dixon, St. Ann's Head, Milford Haven, aged 37 years. Deeply regretted. On the 22nd ult., at Haverfordwest, Mr James Edwards, formerly of Tower Hill, aged 84 years. On the 29th uit., at Haverfordwest, Mr George Henry Beynon, clerk, sped 52 years. On the 28th ult., nt 21, Perrott's Terrace, in this town. Mr John Johns, gardener, aged 7■> years. On the 29th ult., at 3, Hill Street, Hakin, Milford Haven, Marjory Wynne, daughter of Mr Herbert Fisher Thomas, aged 2 months. On the 2nd inst., at Trevigan, Elizabeth, the beloved wife of John Thomas, aged 77. Funeral leaves Trevigan at 11 a.m., on Friday, for Zions Hill.
VISITING, WEDDING & MOURNING CARDS In a Great Variety and at very Low Prices can Ue I obtained at the TclcjtrapJi Printing Offices, Bridge- street, Haverfordwest, or Priory Street, Milford Haven. A choice selection of Car" 1,3 sent free by eturn of post for intending purchasers to choose from. r-Ir
Budget Celebration. PEMBROKE DOCK DEMONSTRATION. A Liberal demonstration to celebrate the passing of the Budget, was held at Pembroke Dock on Saturday eveniug. The demonstrators assembled outside the Liberal Club iu Bush Street, where the Town Temperance Band played a shoit programme of selections after which a procession was formed, which, headed by the band, marched via Bush Street, Laws Street, Dimond Street, Commercial Row, and Pembroke Street, to the Birracks Hill. There a meeting was held, at the opening of which Mr C. Ivemey, Liberal agent, read the following telegram fron, Sir Owen Philipps, K.C.M.G., M.P. Congratulations on thg Budget having now become the law of the land. This wililcomperisate Liberals for hard work done at recent elections, and encourage all to renewed efforts to remove block on Liberal legisla- tion. My only regret is that, owing to pressure of work in London, 8all be unable to be with you, but will be down at V* hitsuntide. Councillor T. H. Edwards then addressed the meeting, moving a resolution of congratulation to Mr Lloyd George on the passing of the Budget into law. With anxious expectancy, he aaitl, they had watched its course for 'nearly twelve months, and had witnessed the consum- mation of the efforts of the gallant Welsh Chancellor of the Exchequer, who could now ?,,rd to ignore those who the Exchequerd him with being a Welsh demagogue. Mr David John seconded, and tbe resolution was carried with acclamation. A brilliant display of fireworks afterwards took place, the procession afterwards reforming and marching back to the Liberal Club. There Councillor C. Young, chair- man of the local Liberal Executive, called for cheers for Mr Lloyd George. Sir Owen Philipps, and the band, which were enthusiastically given.
LAZY MAN IN COURT. NOT OUT OF HIS HOUSE FOR YEARS. I A man who, it was said, had not been out of his house for four years, being too lazy to get up and walk, made an appearance before the West Ham magistrates on Monday. He was a miserable-looking fellow, named Joseph John Miller, and as he crouched in the dock he shivered. He was charged with burglariously breaking and entering 10, Rendle-road, the residence of John Kain, his next-door neighbour. The latter told the bench that though Miller had lived next door to him for four years he had never seen him until the previous night. Frequently of late, Kain said, he had missed food from his scullery and kitchen, so on Sunday night he decided to remain up to watch. He lay on a sofa, and at about one o'clock heard a noise at the scullery window, which ha.d been broken on the occasion of a previous entry. Someone spent half an hour removing a gimlet which fasteued the window, and then a body came through on to the table. The witness then blew a whistle, and the visitor got back through the window, but running round to the back garden Kain said he saw Miller climbing over the fence. Mr H. Jackson (the clerk): Do you know that he had not been out of his house for four yearsTbat he is too lazy th get up, too lazy to walk. The Witness I've been told so. Mr Jackson: He's gone to sleep HOW, sir. Mr Gillespie tVould he like a sofa, do you think Mr Jackson Sergeant, see if he's listening he is entitled to hear what is said. Mr Gillespie Don't let him go to sleep-pinch him gently, or do something to keep him awake. Mr Jackson: When arrested was he dressed as he is now. The Witness: Xo, he had on trousers with the knees worn out. t th k Mr Jackson He wore out the knees, sir, rubbmg his babds to keep hitnseli warm. Prisoner asked no questions, and Mr Gillespie observed It would be too much exertion, I suppose r" i Accnsed was then remanded, his Worship telling the goaler not to hurry him out of the dock.
SPRING."—The coming of Spring is always welcomed with delight. In the warmer climates, where Tea IS grown, the Tea plant bursts forth with vigour and 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 & Co. Ltd., the famous tea firm, have purchased enormous quantities of this delicious and fragrant spriug growth. Try a packet Xo": and you will Lh- no oilier. Sold in Haverfordwest by: J. & J. P. Reynolds, Grocers, High Street (Wholesale and Retail). Milford Haven Meyler, Chemist Perkins &. Co., Grocers. Pembroke Griffiths, Grocer. Pembroke Dock: Llewellyn Thomas, Central'Stores. Hakin Rees & Co., Cash Supply Stores. Printing. -Everyone Knows when he likes the finished job. Our men put their brains into their work and so produce the printing that pleases.
Do You Know ? I That the cuckoo mav now be heard dailv in the Pembrokeshire rural districts. That Haverfordwest is expected to furnish more recruits for the Territorial forces. That a church parade occasionally would, perhaps, be an excellent method of stimulating interest in this branch of the service. That the May bush is not vet quite extinct in Haverfordwest. That a king and queen, elaborately decorated in cowslips, paraded portions of the town on Saturday evening. That perhaps the performance of the May Queen will help to revive the picturesque rustic customs associated with the 1st of May. That Mr E. F. Gibbon, of Barn Street, has won a prize of 1:5 offered in a competition by a London weekly newspaper. That similar good fortune came to a Pembroke Dock lady. That Mr Anthony James, tbe first chairman of the Nevland Urban Council, is on a visit to Pembroke Dock. That Mr James, who is now a resident of Swansea, is considerably impressed by the numerous public improvements carried out by the Neyland Council. That Monday night's meeting of the Nevland Council was free from incident, exciting or amusiDg. That Mr Betty is proving himself a useful member of the Council. Tiiat the following headlines recently appeared in a contemporary :— TOWN IMPROVEMENTS. FURTHER 1) AM AG E AT SCOTCHWELL. That I wonder if the advocates of the Parade improvements have at last dominated the Com- mittee That Lover's walk, rendered impassable for some- time, is now being re-opened. That Cupid was first noticed in it on Sunday even- ing last. That rehearsals for the choral festivals are now taking place in all the village chapels. I That a high standard of singing is expected at these j popular gatherings this year. That apparently the New- Theologv is not the only cause of spiritual decay. That according to Mr Clarke, Haverfordwest was 111 a terrible religious state when he came here. That the Missioner was surprised that be could find little or no trace of what is called the Zsew Theology movement. That thinkers tell us how little we reallv know of our most intimate friends. That the wise man would hesitate to measure his neighbour's spiritual depth and insight. That. nevertheless, everyone feels that Mr Clarke's mission has been productive of much good. That the little school. Penffordd—situated on the slopes of Precelly Mountain—is an object lesson in ntain-is an ob j ect lesson in the matter of attendance. That although the majoritv of the children live two and three miles away, the school has not lost a single attendance holiday. That some of the schools in Haverfordwest have a record almost, if not quite, as good as this. That the loss owing to irregular school attendance last year in the county is equivalent to a penny rate. PERIWINKLE.
APPROACHING EVENTS. Will readcrq please note that all notices for which printing is done at the office of this Journal are inserted FREE OF CHARGE. In all other cases the fee is 6d. per line. ————— Thursday, May 5th.—Variety Stall at St. Mary's Schoolroom, from 2 to 6 o'clock. Admission, including tea, Is. Guessing, cake, and other com- petitions. Sunday, May 8.—Moravian Sunday school anniversary. Preacher, Rev. W. D. Stooke, resident minister. YVolfsdale Congregational Church.-Anni- versaiy services, Sunday, May Sth, when Rev. T. Sinclair Evans, of Swansea, will preach. On Monday. Mav 9th, Mr Evans will deliver his popular lecture The largest Room iu the World, I'riday, May loth.—Grand concert at Spittal Schoolroom, when the humourous cantata Down by the Sea will be rendered by the children assisted by local artistes. Sunday, May loth.Crundale Church anniversary services. Preacher, Rev. D. J. Treharoe, Little Havec. 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 16tb.—Tier's Cross Chapel annual tea and entertainment. Sunday school anniversary on Whit Sunday. Whit Monday. May 16th.-M:arloes Baptst Chapel annual tea and entertainment. Thursday, May 19. The nineteenth annual festival of the Baptist Musicial Association will fee held at the Bethesda Chapel. Haverfordwest. Conductor, Mr T. D. Edwards, A R.C.M., F.T.C., M.I.S.M., Treharris. Thirteen choirs will take part and the programme will consist of a new selection of tunes and anthems. May 22nd. Hill Park Sunday school anniversary. Preacher, Rev. W. R. Lewis, of Geili and Carmel. Thursday, May 20. The historical operetta. Caractacus will be presented by the Milford Haven Parish Church Bible Class Threatrical p-jrty at Masonic Hall. Proceeds for the District Nurse Fund. Sunday, May 29th. \Vesleyan Church anniversary. Preacher, Rev. AVilliam Perkins, president of the Wesleyan Conference. Sunday, May 29th.—Bethlehem Sunday School anniversary services. Preacher, Rev. F. C. Tucker, Honeyborough. Thursday, June 2nd. Complimentary luncheon to Rev. William Perkins, at which the Lord Lieutenant of Haverfordwest, Sir Charles E. G. Philipps, Bart., will preside. Tuesday and Wednesday. June 7 and S.- Annual meetings of the Pembrokeshire Baptist Associa- tion wiil be held at Camrose. Thursday, June 9th.—Broad Haven Baptist Chapel annual tea and concert. Sutton Sunday School Anniversary, June 12th. Tea and entertainment June Kith. Sunday, June 1 olton Haven Sunday school anniversarv. Preacher Rev. Garro Jone6, Milford Haven. "Tea and entertainment, Thursday, June 23rd. June 19th.—Dreen Hill Chapel Sunday school anniversarv. and the annual tea and entertainment the following Thursday, June :2:jrd. Thursday, June 23rd. Haverfordwest Improvements Committee's grand fete and gala. June 26til and 2ï1J.Mer1in's Bridge Wesleyan Sunday School anniversary. Preacher Rev. A. T. Skvrme, of Stamford. Monday evening, Rev. W. G. Stooke. Thursday, June 30.—Annual tea at Little Haven Chapel. Sunday. July 10th. Bethesda Church anniversary services. Preacher: Rev. T. E. Ruth, of Liverpool. Thursday, July Hth.—The annual summer outing of the Free Church Girls" Guild will be held at Broad Haven on the above date. Mrs W. S. Caine has kindly promised to give an address in the Schoolroom at -1 pm. Tea at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 16th, Llangwm Baptist Chapel, Bazaar and Competitive Meeting. Thursday, July 21st. Bazaar in aid of PrenJergrst Church at Scotchwells, Sunday, July ;31t.-The Rev. H. O. Johns, of Luton, formerly of HaverforJwest, will preach at Bethesda Chpel, morning and evening. August 1st (Bank Holiday^ .—Broad Haven Baptist Chapel.-Fifth annual flower show and visitors concert. Thursday, August 25th.-Garden fete at Haroldston Hall in aid of St. David's College, Lampeter, extension fund. Sept. 18 and 19.—Ebenezer Church anni- versaly services. Preacher, Rev. J. Glyn Davies, Rhyl.
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TRAINS FROM HAVERFORDWEST. MAY AND JUNE. UP. DOWN. a-™- a.m. „b-10 g.) 7.53 11.6 8.50 p.m. 11.0 1.24 p.m. ;) 2.50 (.:)4 *4.0 10.0 5.46 8.16 rXDAYS, 11.6 a.m. a.m. 8.20 6.10 p. tn. p.m. k 6.54 10.33 I *,Saturdays oilly to Milford.