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I To the Editor of the Haverfordwest Telegraph. I DEAR SIR.-I generally glance down your weekly confidential or Between You and Me" column, which is invariably monopolized with the epigramatio effu- sions of your fat contributor styling himself" The Inveterate Gossip," and I think his nom de plume is not at all inappropriate, because he appears to take unwarrantable liberties with men and things in general. However, I shall not trouble myself about what concern others. In your last issue that talented column contained a paragraph, illuminated with a < onstellation of stars, giving an account of a confer nee between "The Sports Committee" and Mr Gt, Leader Owen on the previous Saturday, with a .iw to his granting a lease on the Bridge Meadow, to be used as a Bicycle Traok and for other like purposes of public recreation. Due regard of course being had to the interests and convenience of the present tenant, Mr Henrv Davies." Now, I have no right to find fault with the self-styled "Sporting Committee" for having this conference with Mr Owen, but I must claim the privilege of taking exception to i he modus operandi by which the said Committee have thought proper to seek to accomplish their object--in object in itself, in my opinion, very commendabl i. and I am sure the gentleman, whose kind offices they sought to enlist, would cordially, as he has done before, render any assistance in promoting the innocrnt recreation of the people. What 1 do complain of is this—that the Committee (because, I suppose, thwarted in another quarter) should take the steps they are reported to have taken, unceremoniously to deprive me of my vested rights without even condescending to treat me with the common civility of asking my views or consulting my feelings on the matter, notwithstand- ing that on all occasions, wheu the Meadow was wanted for public amusements by the Sporting Com- mittee, I freely granted them, on their own terms, and to my own detriment, the privilege of trampling the green sward and now they in return, showing their sense of favours pant, would trample on me I have held the field for upwards of 20 years, and pay a high rent for it as accommodation land, and have, during that period, considerably improved it on the faith, (and I am sure it was well founded) that I had in my landlord that I should mot be disturbed, and I confess it would be an inconvenience to me to be disturbed. But of course I should have to bow to the will of my landlord in any case. I am sorry that an ex- pert reporter was not present to give the public a full report of the proceedings, as I am told the speaker on the occasion delivered himself of a grandiloquent, and most persuasive speech, wh.ch was listened to by Mr Owen, (as I can perfectly understand), with that courtesy which is characteristic of him in all his relationships with the public," and I have no doubt he gracefully dismissed the deputation with the in- timation mentioned by the Inveterate Gossip." I have, however, yet to learn, to use the language of your distinguished contributor, wherein consists the due regard to the interest and convenience of the present occupier." I am glad to think that I do not expect the • • Sporting Committee" to be moved by these honourable considerations, as they do not stem to harmonise with their system of ethics. Yours obediently, BENBY DAVIES. N.B.—Be good enough to charge your 11 Imp to avoid tyographical blunders. Haverfordwest, 8th November, 1882. [We do not in the least justify the oondnct of the committee in the mode of procedure they have adopted, but we think our readers will be surprised to find that the committee couftl save induced Mr Henry Davies, the astute Town Cterk, to pose himself before the public as a teacher oC'mo al philosophy, and a more exalted system of e); -.&d. of <T. ]   ? y??e?Mt?.?'. j?..? -.?? I SIRT -In one of the^OLIIUIUS of ti tst Ulbae of your valuable paper, I noticed an account of the Rose- bush Competitive Meeting." and, on reading it, was struck with the manner in which the writer gives the names of the successful competitors. What a descrip- tion he gives of some of them as if he were afraid that the readers of the Haverfordwest and Milford Haven Telegraph would be unable to know who they were, unless he mentioned their occupation or place of abode while with others he has done nothing more than insert the bare" name. What could have been his reason for so doing I cannot say. Perhaps he thought that the latter class were not worthy of having their names placed on the same list as the former, or, it might be that as they had taken several prizes at previous eisteddfods and competitive meetings, he thought that they were well known, and needed no such vain description. But that which perplexed me worst of all, was the mode in which he named the person who took the first prize for the essay on "Slander," The one signed Simon y Gwaddotwr was the best, which was answered by Mr A. George, Llysyfrane and again he says 11 Of the 27 stanzas to Preoelly Mountain, the one by Arabi was the best—the name answered by Mr R. W. Lewis, Henno." Why did he not say that the prize was awarded to Mr A. George, and also that the prize was awarded to Mr R. W. Lewis, or, (as he did with No. 15), say that they proved "victor?" Was it because, (in his own imagination) they were unable to compose an essay, &c ? Again at the alose of his report there was a short account of the glorious concert held in the evening. True, the names of the principal artistes, &c., were inserted, but what about the Renowed Chairman ?" Did he suppose that the Rev. W. Davies, that eloquent speaker, always so ready with his praotical joke, did not deserve to be classed with Col. Owen and others who took part ? Wishing for a reply to the above questions. I am, Sir, yours truly, lath November, 1882. FAIR PLAY. I To the Editor of the Haverfordwest Tekgraph. Sin.-Allow me through the medium of your widely circulated paper, to call attention to the manner in which the ferryman conducts his business at Pembroke Ferry. A few days ago three young ladies arrived at the Haverfordwest side of the Ferry, wishing to cross over to go to Pembroke Dock, it was than 11.30 a.m. They called and waved their handkerchiefs to a man who was standing in the door way of the ferry house, but without avail, and it was one o'clock ere this model ferryman thought proper to come for them. He brought over six or eight passengers, and after disembarking these and taking the ladies on board, actually kept them another quarter of an hour, wait. ing to see if any other passengers would come, before starting on his return. On enquiry I find this is his usual mode of pro- cedure, and the inhabitants on the Haverfordwest side find it a great hardship, particularly on Friday, when the majority of them attend Pembroke Dock Market, and they would consider it a boon if the market boat would call for them on its way down from Land- shipping and land them in the evening on its way baok. Pembroke Ferry is, I am told a Government Ferry. Can any of your numerous readers inform me to what Department I must apply, in order to try to get this state of things remedied ? I fanoy one of the causes of the invariable delays may be accounted for by the fact that the ferryman keeps a public house, and is therefore in no hurry to put passengers over from his side until they have im- bibed as much of his good 8troug ale as they can be induced to swallow. It is about time that ferrymen, generally, should be taught, either by an action in the County Court, or by some other mekus, that they must not keep people waiting their pleasure to fetch them, as I am informed is the case at every ferry on the river, with the ex- ception of Lawrennry, where the ferryman is always on the look ont, and never by any chance keeps any passengers waiting, unless from some unavoidable cause. Apologizing for taking up so much of your valuable space. I remain, yours &c., PRO BONO PUBLICO. Neyland, Nov. 11th, 1SS2. To Uit Editor of the Aliifora-Iiaoen '1'k,:i' iJ-P:ó. DE- Air, EmiOB,— People tell me that Ediths are grea.t men, and can do almost anything. Please thjrt- ioie, Mr editor, put a "spoka" in with the now governors ui oar Grammar School for us to huvo a bit- u £ play-ground to havu a ohivey iu. Ail the other sc h ools, I believe, navt piay-grounds. I have hotrd people say as thft boje in this school at one lime used io have a good play-ground behind oar school. 1 inc-aa iu the place where our governor got the i^abbases growing now and then if wo have a chivey ia the street, down walks Simpson and chivies us for kicking up a row and I heard a. neighbour say the other day Them Grammar School boys Is a perfect nuisance." Xùw, this isn t nioe, Mr Editor, is it: not exer- for a fourth-race boy like Yours truly, AN URCHIN. ii&vcifordycst, Nov. 13, ISii. To the Editor of the Haverfordwest Telegrayh. ,7 TSIR, -JL have noticed in the report given in 1ne ooucn Wales Daily News of the proceedings of our last Town Council Meeting that a most important matter, and one in which the interest of every ratepayer of the town is concerned, was brought under discussion: I refer to the proposed transfer of the New Bridge from the Bridge Commissioners to the Urban Sanitary Authority. It is a notorious fact that the approaches to the bridge id. est. from Harding's Corner on the Cartlett side, and from Phillips, the chemist's Corner on the other, has been kept, under the present regimd, in a disgraceful condition and as to the pavements, which the barrister says, the Commissioners ought to have kept in repair, they are simply dangerous in many parts. It is true they are putting up four new candle lamps on the bridge that the public might see where the mud is not. The sooner the change takes place the better, but how is it to be done that's the ques- tion. I notice that the new member of the Council with a prolongod name, Mr Richard Thomas Propert Williams, Solicitor," suggests that in order to get into the good graces of the Commissioners they must be properly approached." This led me to enquire who these very dignified personages were, and I found that your old friend, Captain Higgon, of "Queen ditch well notoriety" figured amongst the number. That fact means something. The Captain, is a gentleman at all events, and the Corpora- tion are a composite body, many of them of plebian origin, whose grandfathers, or even fathers, had the misfortune (!) of earning a living by the sweat of their brow. Well, the Captain at all events, must be approached with the suaviter in modo per Councillor Williams. I remember once upon a time, a deputation from this same Corporation waiting UDon the Bride's Commissioners (perhaps they ex- hibited toe much of the jortiter in re) to ask to be allowed to repair the approaches to the Bridge, but their application was indignantly rejected with a Can't we do it ourselves." Although our ex-mayor so well acquitted himself during his year of office, and received the hearty and well merited thanks of his fellow-councillors, and from his repeated contiguity with Royalty during his official career, must have acquired some knowledge of the Beau monde, as he is an apt scholar, it would be no use naming him to meet the Captain in this mission, Queen's Ditch Well affair being too fresh in the Captain's memory. But what I would suggest is this, that as the new coun- cillor is getting into the inner circle (notwithstanding the arbitrary rule of the County Club) that he would be kind enough to frame and submit to the Council at their nextl meeting 7a Code of Etiquette to be strictly observed by the Corporation when hey properly approach" the Bridge Commissioners. When the meeting takes place I hope your reporter will be present to give the public the benefit of the interview. Your obedient servant, ANTI-BRIDGE COMMISSIONER. I To the Editor of the Haverfordwest Telegraph. biR,—1 read in your last week s paper a notice to the effect that the Vestry held at the Parish Church, Ambleston, on Monday the 6th instant, was illegal. Will you allow me to state that the cause of its ille- gality was that the overseer did not put the notice en the Church door five clear days before the vestry. As Mr T. C. E. has thought proper to advertise the vestry as illegal, I beg to inform him that a legal vestry will be held in the above ohurch on Thursday next, at 12 o'olock. I would also advise our new curate to attend to the spiritual wants of the four members, and the 4ew hearers who attend the church, and to leave the vestry and its affairs to the ratepayers until he be- oomes a ratepayer himself. Yours, &c., A RATEPAYER. To the Editor of the Haverjordwest Telegrah. I :sm,- Will you allow me to make a public complaint against the local authority in Haverfordwest. for allowing a dangerous obstruction to exist in a public thoroughfare, in St. Thomas Green. About a fort- night ago, accompanied by a friend, I was driving home about eight o'clock in the evening, when the vehicle in which we sat was overturned by coming in contact with a heap of rubbish on the higb-road just above the College. The night was dark, and the little light from the nearest lamps only served to make the darkness visible, but afforded not the slightest help to enable us to avoid the dangerous obstruction. Although much shaken, both of us escaped without serious injury, but the vehicle was much damaged. In no other town that I have ever visited, would such a dangerous obstruction have been allowed to re- main through the night without a light to warn travellers of its position. I am sir, yours truly, Manchester, Oct, 1882. X.Y.Z. RELIGIOUS LIBERTY V. INTOLERANT I BIGOTRY. To the Editor of the Haverfordwest Tekaravh. SIR,-I cannot pretend to refute the allegations brought against the Salvation Army by your corres- pondent "Ratepayer," for the simple raason that those charges are beyond the limits of the present line of controversy. We have nothincr to do with their modes of conducting their services, what we contend for is their right of demonstrating their views of Public Worship according to the dictates of their own conscience, a right every intelligent man must accord to any religious sect. As to the outrage to feelings of reverence, &c., I !a& F:- -4;y "VA not <*s full a right to march to the music of a brass band as our Volunteers, Militia, or Yeomanry, a right which the most sanctimonious in Haverfordwest have not hitherto thought it necessary to call in question. I wonder what makes these people so sensitive straining as they do at a gnat, but are able without the slightest compensation to swallow what has now become pro- verbially known as the New Bridge (Sunday evening) fair, which is, in reality, a greater disgraoe to a community calling itself religious than anything that is likely to result from the presence of the Salvation Army. It is always more satisfactory to oommend than to blame, and I am glad to find the Town Council have risen above the petty bigotry, which, in some quar- ters, passes for religious zeal, and that they have granted the Army the use of the Market Hall, on terms on the whole. not very exorbitant. Your correspondent uses the term quiet town, I don't know where he keeps himself. I find too fre- quent evidences of rowdyism he has only to walk the length of Quay-street any Lord's day from early morn to late at night, then if he does not give up his pet idea, I can only conclude that he has gadly miscon- ceived the doings of the Army. However, whether his feelings will permit of it or no, I trust we may shortly have a visit from the Salvationists. I remain, yours, &c.. Y G TVIR YN ERBYN Y BYD.

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