HAVERFORDWEST MUNICIPAL ELECTION. The municipal election is almost invariably looked upon as an event of much local interest, bat not al. ways, perhaps, from the right point of view, as afford. ing an opportunity of exercising the very important constitutional privilege of electing the best men for ( managing the municipal affairs of the borough, apart t from party politics. In days gone by, when we had amongst us that political agitator, Thomas Whicher Davios," of many notorieties—whose business, as well as pleasure, it wav to create and foment political strife-contests were inevitable on all occasions; but we fain had hoped that the first of November, of the present year of grace, would have passed by in serenity, since "The Whicher," as he was called, was no longer in our midst. But the fates decroed it should be otherwise, and accordingly, on nomination dav, no less than nine" Richmonds appeared in the field to do battle for the four vacant scats at the Council Board; but two of them, Mr William Farrow (the present mayor), and Mr William Milligan Phillips, another old member, withdrew, leaving seven to do the running. These included Mr Samuel Thomas and Mr W. P. Ormond (two gentlemen whose trien- nial terms of office were about to expire) and who offered their services again. The former having al- ready served very attentively and efficiently for fifteen consecutive years, and three times at the head of the poll. Mr Ormond had, with equal ability and regularity, served for six years; and both gentlemen had passed the civic ohair. Mr Isaac Roberts, merchant, a former member, and mayor in 1881, who was defeated last year, also offered himself for re-electiuli iii the place of Mr 1 arrow. These three candidates, represented, it was under- stood, the Liberal interest. Mr George Jones, butcher, who is well known to be a staunch Liberal, came forward as an independent candidate. The Conservative candidates were Mr Thomas Baker, junr., saddler, Mr William Reynolds, cabinet-maker, and Mr William Davies, butcher. The addresses of these aspirants to Municipal Honors were profuse in their professions of fealty and promises of great reformations inside and outside of the Corporate body, and the walls tof the Ancient" Borough were extensively placarded bot sparsely like the Local Government Board's noticed of the "Ho and Corner Meeting," and of dimensions and boldness of type that completely eclipsed < he tiny official posters of the parsimonious Government Board. The oontest could hardly be regarded as a party figkt, because we know that on the Liberal side there was no War Cry," no organization of the party to meet the coming struggle, and no "cabinet council" held. Whereas on the part of the Tory phalanx insidious nocturnal advances were made into the enemy's camp, whilst the enemy was in his citadel in unconscious repose. In this view again it may be mentioned that the Butchers' Grievance" had much to do with the disturbance of the political lA.f Mnovvli At* A It will be remembered that the Council, in solemn 0. foonclave, some two years ago, increased the rents of the Butchers St nils in the meat market, from Is 6d to 28 6d per week, the former rent being the amount paid since the year 1826. The Knights of the Cleaver became much incensed at this advance in the rents of their Shops," (notwithstanding the advance in the commodity they vend and everything else) vowed by the Cleaver that they would have their revenge, and by means of their meaty influence, would oast the factors of the innovation from their municipal perches, whenever the opportunity pre- sented. Accordingly, Mr Jones, encouraged indeed by his former discomfiture, rushed into battle again, and tbistime in companionshipjwith another I, Knigbt," of the Block, Mr Wm. Davies, butcher, who, in his address, went in for cheese-paring" with a vengeance. Mr Thomas Baker, the younger, rested his claims principally upon having "young blood" in his veins and his espionage capabilities. Mr William Reynolds aid h& was taken by surprise in being nominated, but if elected, he was fully conscious of the grave responsibility attaohed to a Reat at the Council Board of the ancient Borough. Thus the ruek started—the preliminary canters were taken in camera and we are unabtf to siiy what the prophets" prognosticated with regard to the future. But on Thursday, the 1st of November, the different candidates put in an ap- pearance a' the starting post, at the Market Hall, where, at nine a.m. to the minute, the mayor gave them all a fair start, and said at four o'clock he ex- pected them to ruturn with the results of the race. The Mayor presided at No. I station and Alderman Joseph Thomas at No. 2 station. » During the morning the polling was very sluggish, but after one o'clock there were signs of more activity outside, and for an hour before closing the poll there Was u considerable alteration, and tho presiding officers had enough to do to keep pace with the demand for ballot papers. At 4 p.m. the Mayor declared the poll closed, and the ballot boxes were sealed in the presence of the candidates, or their agents, and the Town Clerk announced that in half-an-hour afterwards the Mayor would attend in the ante-room to proceed with counting Llle votes, when the candidates and their nominated agents could attend. At the appointed time the "counting" was commenced, all the. candi- dates and their agents being in attendance. We must say that the utmost good humour and friendly feeling were displayed on the part of the candidates and their friends during the whole of the day. The result of the poll was announced by the Town Clerk from one of the windows of the Market Hall at 8 p.m. Thoro was an immense congregation of persons assembled in the street, and the appearance of the"Town Clerk nt the window was the occasion of an outburst of cheering. The Town Clerk, in a clear voioe, said ha knew they were most anxious to hear what he had to announce, and if they could only subdue their enthusiasm for a few minutes, ho would give them the result of the poll in the order in which each candidate stood, with the numbers polled the total number beinir 867. (ChoerM,) xr aamnolThomas. 520 Mr Thomas Baker, j aa 503 I Mr William Reynolds. 431 Mr William Davies 417 Those tour gentlemen the Mayor declared duly elected Councillors of the Borough of Haverford west The declaration was received with great cheering after the mention of each name. The Town Clerk said he would aho give them the names ancl, number of votes given for the gentlemen whom they had only highly commended and left out in the cold, (Laughter and Cheers.) They were Mr &eorgeJonea 389 I Mr W. P. Ormond. 387 I Mr 18&80 Robert8 382 He had performed his official duty, and he had no cleuhfc that the gentlemen whom they had delighted to honor would next address them. (Cheers.) There were only five invalid ballot papers, and 35 illiterate voters. Mr Samuel Thomas, whose appearance at the win- dow caused a tremendous outburst of cheering, in addressing the assembly, said Ladies and gentlemen, and fellow electors, it was his pleasing duty to return his sincere thanks for the distinguished position they had placed him on the poll that day. He assured them that ho was trnly sensible of the honor they had conferred on him by the renewal of their confi- dence, which he truly appreciated. They had for the sixth time elected him "B one of their representatives in the town council, and on every occasion, with one exception, they had placed him in the honourable position on the poll which they had done that day; that continued indication of their confidence would be an increased incentive to serve them, if possible, more faithfully. The little abilitici lie possonsed, and tho time required to be devoted to the duties of the offico, would always be at their service. Questions of great importance affecting the future welfare of the town then required consideration involving a consi- derable expenditure of public money, all of which would have his careful attention, always bearing in mind that they should be efficiently, and economi- cally carried out. Ho trusted if spared for tho next three years they would have no reason to regret the trust they had eonfided to him. He thanked them all and the inhabitants of the town generally for the courtesy and good feeling exhibited, arid hoped that the contest which was then over would not leave any ill-feeling behind. Again thanking them all most heartily for tho renewal of their con- tinued confidencc he wished them all good night. (Cheers.) Mr Thomas Baker, jun., next addressed the meeting, and was received wih prolonged cheering, he said that last year he had to return thanks for the honour they had done his father in electing him a member of the Council. It was now his pleasing duty to express his gratitude to them for their kindness in bestowing the same honour on himself. During his canvass, some of the burgesses had said to him :—" What can a young blood like you want in the Council ?" lie replied that young blood was wanted in the Council, and the sooner the burgess-s sent young blood into the Chamber, the better it would be for the interests of the town. The water and drainage questions, to say nothing of thl) Bethany Quarry affair, were important questions, and he assured them that he would to the helit of his ability promote the interests of his native town. Mr William Reynolds, appeared at the window, but was so overcome we presume with the unexpected hon- our conferred upon him that he simply thanked his friends, and no more. Mr William Davies received a warm reception, and in a short speech thanked the electors, and promised to carry out his programme ot improvements. Mr George Jones next spoke and made some excellent observations on current events, promising that although again defeated he was not vanquished. (Cheers.) Mr W. P. Ormond was received with cheers. He thanked, very sincerely, the 387 burgesses who had, unsolicited by him, recorded their votes in his favour. He had refrained from canvassing for votes on princi- ple, as be considered that it was not consonant with the Ballot Act to do so. He believed in freedom of election, ond could not influence any man in the law- ful exeroise of his franchise. He had faithfully served the town in the past, and if they had thought proper to re-elect him, he would have done so again. (Cheers.) But as they had not done 30, it was not for him to demur to their fiat. If, at any time in the future he should be called upon to serve his native town, he should, in all probabilty, act upon tho same principles which guided him on that cc; anion, by ub- stcutiofa from canvassing Nevertheless, he felt very thahkful to those of his friends who had voted for him. Mr Isaac Roberts was suffering from a severe cold and was too hoarse to return thanks. A vote of thanks to the mayor was proposed by Ur Samuel Thomas and carried with exclamation. Mr T. Baker, jun., on emerging from the hall, was "Chaired" by his friends, aad deposited nt hiu own door, amidst cheers- v
I HAVERFORDWEST BOARD OF GUARDIANS. A meeting of the members of this Board was held in the Board Room on Wednesday last. There were present :—Capt. Higgon (who presided), Mr W. F. Roeh, Mr C. Mathias, Mr G. Leader Owen, Mr J. Thomas, Rev. Canon Lewis, Rev. F. Forster, Rev. T. G. Mortimer, Mr Blethyn, MrJ Skone, Mr Llewellin, Haythog, Mr Bevan, Freystrop, Mr Roberts, Rippeston, Mr Daysh, Wr W. Thomas, Mr Sinnett, Dale, Mr Remolds, Tierson, Mr Garratt, Shoalahook, Rev. W. L. Lewis, Tyllwydd, Mr Lewis, Wiston, Mr George, Hasguard, Mr Goo. Phillips, Dew-street, Mr James, Llanwnda, Mr Griffiths, Silver Hill, Mr Roberts, Nolton, Mr Phillips, Woodstock, Mr Thomas, Trebover, Mr Perkins, Henry's Moat, Mr Davies, Neeston, Mr Sime, Easthook, Mr Mathias, Camrose, Mr Thomas, Philbeacb, Mr Bateman, Ambleston, Mr Mr Walters, Roch, Mr Morris, Robeston. I THE APPOINTMENT OF MASTER AND MATRON. I The Clerk read a letter from the Local Government Board, in which they stated they offered no objection I to the appointment ot Mr Thomas as Master and of Miss Thompson as Matron of the House. THE JOINT COUNTIES LUNATIC ASYLUM. The Clerk read two communications from the Clerk of the Joint Lunatic Asylum at Carmarthen. One announced that a patient belonging to the Union had been discharged on a mouth's trial, and the other the death of a patient, Caroline Garlic, formerly of I Haverfordwest. RESIGNATION OF DR. ROWE. Chairman I have received a letter from Dr Rowe I Medical Officer, in which he says :— GENTLEMEN,—I regret my continued ill-health compels me to resign the appointment I 'hold under your authority, and whilst doing so, I sincerely thank you (both ex-officio and elected guardians) for the general kindness I have received at your hands during the sixteen years I have been your Medical Officer. I also take the opportunity of expressing the confi- dence I:have in Mr John who has for so many and long periods satisfactorily performed my duties in my absence, and humbly sub;nit his claim as my suc- cessor in office to your favourable notice. I am, &c., Goat Street, Haverfordwest, T. H. ROWE. Oct. 30. 1883. This is not the time to make any remarks upon this matter, but I am sure I express the feeling of you all when I say we receive this intimation with the greatest possible regret. A c mvci. utloi, tlnll took place as to tho date on which the appointment of a successor to Dr. Rowe should be made. The Board were divided in opinion. It was moved and seconded that iho appointment be made hat day fortnight. Mr G. 04en movtJd and Mr C. Mathias seconded that the appointment should be fixed for that day month. On a division, it was resolved that the appointment should be made that day fortnight. I POOR LAW CONFERENCE. The Churman read a communication in reference to the Poor Law Conference which it was proposed to hold in Lonion, and mentioned that under the new arrangement, the Guardians wore empowered to pay the expenses of any delegates if they desired to send them. In answer to a question, the Clerk said the a I It) w ance was 7s 6d. a day when the conference lasted one day, and 15. when the delegates were required to stay overnight. It was uunaimously resolved not to seud any delegates. THE BREAD. Mr Lhomas, 1 rebover Several guardians arc here to-day who were not present at the inhering at vvhioh tho contract was let for the supph of barley meal. We wished to have good kiln dried barley meal, and I thiuk it was very doubtful whether the sample was dried, but whether it was so or not, it does not make any difference. We saw the sample here it was very bad it was gluey and very heavy, and I should be ver y sorry to see such bread put before the poor children who go out from here to-day (hear, hear). If we do not get wholesome bread "e canuot expect children and old people to thrive upon it. I beg to move that we have wheateu flour for the use of the inmates of this house. Rev. W. M. Lewis; At what price per lb. is the barley meal supplied here ? Clerk 10s 6d. per cwt. Mr Thomas, Trebover Bread is now cheap enough, and I would rather that tho people get less of some- thing olt-o than uot enough of good bread. "ti r W. I nomas: I beg to secoud Mr Thomas s proposition. I have long thought it was necessary to make a change. In a large portion of this Union, barley broad is not an article of food, and the use of it is very detrimental to poor people who come in here. Barley bread is only used in one part of the district, und to give it. to people who have been only in the habit of usiug wheaten bread, is detrimental to them. I have great pleasure in seconding Mr Thomas's proposition. Rev. W. M Lewis: Mr Jatnot3 has told u* that the barley is supplied at 10s. Gd. per cwt., which is one ponay and onp-eighth per lb. We can get wheateu flour at less than a penny a lb. Mr George If this change is carried, would not tho result bo that we should hive to put an end to the contract for the supply of barley meal ? Clerk You don't contract for the supply of any particular amount: you only give the probable amount you require. You can terminate the con- tract. at a month's notice. Rrfv. F. Foster There is one romirk I would submit to tho Board in support of the change. There are now two distinct mixings and two distinct bakiugH. I thing I am right when I say that the work horn will be considerably diminished if we have one uniform character of bread instead of two sorts. Mr Koboi't*, Rippeston: I have no objection to Mr Thomas'* proposition if he will move that the barley bread bi discontinued, but I object to it in the ft i-in in which it is proposed. If he will move thut it be half flour and half meal, I shall not object to tho chaugu. It was then resolved that the use of barley meal should ho discontinued, and a discussion took place as to the kind of wheaten broad to be substituted for it. Mr W Thomas proposed that the bread should be made of flour :ground one way, and the course bran taken out. He thought that very wholesome broad could be mads out of flour of that quality. Mr Roberts said that if barloy meal were mixed with the flour, Mr Thomas's motion would meet his vie vs. Mr George askod how many pounds of broad were obtained out of a sack of Hour r The Clerk said the Manter was hound to produce 355 lbi of bread from each sack of flour supplied to the house. Mr George said that. good broad could bo supplied at the price of 5(1 for the lib loaf, and that in the Pembroke Uuion good bread was had for that price. Mr George Phillips proposed that best seconds Hour should bo obtained for the bread, which would bo much bettor than a mixture, and would save a groat deal of trouhlo. If they had best second flour from a rospuciahlo tradesman, it would be found in the end much tliiin the ordinary flour. Mr \Vr. Thoiuan, said he would withdraw his pro- position, and support Mr G. Phillips's motion. Mr Jos pli Thomas said in that case he would pro- pose Mr Thomas's resolution. Mr Dayah seconded Mr George's proposition that the bread should be supplied by contract. He though' tha' if thny adapted that plan, they would be neriain to U'flt. bread of a superior quality. K«v. T. G. Mortimer moved that :he bread b" baked in the iluu«e. If the bread were baked in the House they would know what it wns, but if it were baked out«id», thoy would not know how it was made. Aft., i- -.ome conversation it was resolved oil a riivi- sion that, tho bread should be m'lde of flour grmind one way, 13 voted for the motion, and 17 for the amendment in favour of best seconds flour being used. ii:J r (j 'HHï(J wi. hùrow his mot ion that the bread be supplied 1.J oontrae.t and not baked in the House. NEGLECT OF VACCINATION. I The Chairman said that the Vaccination Officer for thv ILnrerfordwost Ib,tril.:t had Bout in a list, of per- 801l for whose chiMreu he had not received cer- tificates of successful vaccination.
WIILTLAND AND CARDIGAN RAILWAY COMPANY. A special meeting of the shareholders of the ex'-ensi >n feet ion of ihis company was held at the railway station, CY-vmiti-ch. Mr Juhn Oweu presided, and there was a futr attendance. The chairman said that the meeting was one of a legal form. The oapit.d of the company, so far as the extension was concerned, was £ 41,000; hut the con- troctors were pushing the work on so rapidly that the call" on that capital did not come in fast enough to feed them. The Great Western Company had cou- seuted to find £ 30. p00 on 4^ per cent, preference stovk but, all that capital cr'\uJd not bo issued without the enneont of the shareholders, that meeting had been called for that purpose. There could he no objection to the issue of that stock, for it was clearly their interest, that the capital should be miMed. Col. Lewis, Clynfiew, proposed, and Mr J. W. Bowen, Q.O., secoudtd, a motion formally sanc- tioning the issue of the stock in £10 shares to the value of E30,000, and The motion was agreed to without discussion. Mr Bowen asked whether the chairman had been over the works lately. The Chairman said no, but he intended going over at an early date. In addition to the particulars given by the chairman we may add that the E30,000 referred to is only part of the money whieh the Great We-teru Railway Cam- pariy have aureed to fiuti, partly ou preference and debenture stock and partly ou mortg ige. Tho sinews of war are. therefore, forthcoming, and a correspond- ing amount of activity ia observable in the progress of work of bitension "hich is going on at several places between Crymmych and Cardigan. Those people (and they are not a few) who have, through long deferred hope, been led to speuk of tho" railway to Carduan" much as they would "peak of the Milluiiitim, way, therefore, expect too sco that long- desired and much-needi.d project completed within the tinw contracted for—next May twelvemonth. • ■'
THE REV. THOMAS JONES, D.D., Wesleyan Minister, St. David's, PcDibrohesiiire, rites to F. Owen, Surgeon Dentist, of 4. Oxtorri-stri et, Swausea *Sir,- I am sure you will rejoice when I intorm you that the set of p-eth you made me last mouth gives full sati-faction. I am able to my food well, and articulate properly. Your prompt attention at-d verv in 'lerate chargp will induce me to advise my friends and others when in tled of a goud set of teeth to come to you for sue!). Wishing vou prosperity, I am, air, yours inwt respectfully, THOMAS 10M
MILFORD HAVEN. I TABERNACLE CHAPEL. A harvest thanksgiving service was held in the above place of worship, on Monday October 30th. An excellent discourse was delivered by the Rev. C. Gwion. The collection amounting to £ 1 7s. 6d., was devoted to the funds of the Haverford west Infirmary. STEYNTON SCHOOL BOARD.—TRIENNIAL ELECTION- —The following is a list of candidates nominated for the above board :Dr. Griffiths, Churchman, Liberal; Mr Reynolds, Churchman, Conservative; Mr Whitcher, Nonconformist, Liberal; Mr George, Non- conformist, Liberal; Mr Adams, Nonconformist, Liberal; Mr Cole, Nonconformist, Liberal; Mr Prickett, Nonconformist, Conservative. The poll will be taken on Friday, 16th November. ATTEMPT TO UPSET A TRAIN.—On Saturday night last or early on Sunday morning, an attempt was made to upset a train on the Great Western Railway, between Johnston and Rhosmarket Level-crossing. Some person or persons wilfully threw a rail across the metal of the down line; a goods train came in contact with it about 1.5 a.m. on Sunday morning. Fortunately one of the life guards of the engine struck it off into the ditch, doing but very little injury, exceptslightly bending the guard. Happily no accident occurred nolreason can be assigned for the dastardly attempt. CONCERT.—On Tuesday evening, October 30, an en- tertainment < onsistiug of recitations and singing was given hy the members of the Tabernacln Band of Hope. Mr J. Lllrwcllyn Davies occupied the clitaii- rnd opened the proceeding w th a few appropriate remarks. The soloists of Ili, rreiiing were Miss Lena Evans, who ren- dered When the h'art is youn" (Buck) and Echo from the valley," (Emlyn Evans) Miss Laura Thomas, "rrhe Better Land (Cowen) IInd Mr William Cole, "The Village Blacksmith," and Land of my Fathers." (Parkinson.) The proceeds will be devoted to the Band of Hope funds. ST CATHERINE'S CHURCH.—The annual harvest festival was held in this church on Wednesday even. ing last. The service, which was fully choral, was taken by the Rev. W. F. Lambert who also preached the sermon. The choir performed their part in a manner that left nothing to be desired; the rendoring of Dr. Arnold's Magnificat and Nunct Dimittis being specially noticable. The anthem "And God said, let the earth," was very effective the soprano solo being exceedingly well taken by Master Richard Byors. Miss L. Johnson ably presided at the organ. The general opinion of those who were present seemed to be that if such a hearty and attractive service were held once a week it would add con- siderably to the somewhat meagre congregation that attend St. Catherine's. The decorations were not so extensive as hitherto, apparently through lack of interest on the part of some of the ladies of the town. But what there was, certainly exceeded, in point of taste and elegance, anything that we remember to have seen before. The following ladies took part Mrp Roberts, Miss Armstrong, Miss Brown, Misses Johnson, Miss Ralph and Miss Wright.
PEMBROKE AND PEMBROKE DOCK I MUNICIPAL ELECTION. The annual election of members for the Town Council for the Borough of Pembroke, came off on Thursday last. The retiring members of the Pater Ward were-Edwin Thomas, auctioneer, 2, Com- mercial-row, Pembroke Dock Samuel Bolt Sketch, baker, oonfectioner and aerated water manufacturer, Hill-street, Bufferland; and a vacancy was caused by the death of the late Mr George Butler, gentle- man, Laws-street, South, who was elected three years agfo. Messrs Edwin Thomas and Samuel Bolt Sketch offered themselves for re-election besides whom there wore three new candidates, viz.:—William Joseph Davies, auctioneer, Queen-street East George Protheroe Davies, outfitter, Pembroke-street; and John Henry Bowling, chemist, Dimond-street. The polling station selected this year by the Mayor (Alderman Jenkins), was the Temperance Hall, and although not quite central, so as to meet the con- venience of the voters residing in Pennar, Bufferland, and the upper parts of the town, was by far the most suitable place for such purpose. The returning officer was Alderman W. Hughes. The day's contest may be classed amongst one of the lively, one of the past open-voting days, although under the Ballot it was impossible to know how each candidato stood. This tended to some extent to in- crease the excitement, and to stimulate each candidate to look up the halt and lame voters and secure their cross." With the exception of a slight brush bo- tween some of the aspirants, nothing approaching a row took place throughout the whole day. Chaffing, of course, was indulged in as osual, but generally the one with the most souse gavo in, and thus the matter ended. To give the voters in the dockyard an oppor- tunity of recording their votes an extra quartor-of an. hour was granted them at noon, and those who have for some time been working the dinner-hour wore allowed to leave tho same time as the others. Al- though a large number of the townsfolk had recorded their votes during the morniug. the dookyard told a tale at noon, and the voter's list was soon reduced to a low uutuber, which was still gradually lessened "8 the afternoon passed awar, and the time for closing the poll (four o'olock) drew near. The state of tho poll was deolared about 8.15, by Alderman Hughes, as--follow-,g: J. H. Bowling. 598 IV. J. Davies 536 S. B. Sketch 49(5 Edwin Thomas 340 G. Protheroe Daviea. 327 The first three are elected. When Mr Alderman Hughes took the chair, each candidate, as thry stood on the list, addressed the ratepayers in the Temperance -Hall, wliioh was crowded to suffocation. Mi Bowling, the first on the poll, after a severe personal canvass, came forward, and was loudly cheered. He thanked them very mach for electing I- _?. nun, ana pledged nimselt to support all matters con- ducive to the Pater Ward, then retired. The next was Mr William J. Davies, auctioneer, who had, some years previous, served in the council, and who met with such rounds of cheering nnd ap- plause that it was a considerable time before he could comuionoe. He said Mr chairman, ladies and gentlemen, permit me to thank you very much for the position you have placed me in to-day-Fiecond on the looll-(Immense cheering, You shall be at the hoad of tho poll next year ")-as one of your representatives in the council. I feel this the more for the simple reason that I did not make a personal canvass, and that I stood upon my own fIIerits-be- lieving I was worthy of your support—and you have shown your approval of my success as one of the candidates. You are all aware that when 1 had the honour of serving you for six years in the council, I did all I possibly could to promote the interest of this, my native town, and I will defy anyone to say that I turned traitor to its electors; not as that man did, (pointing to Mr Edwin Thomas.) It was he who sold the Pater Ward, by voting against the election of Dr. Reynolds as an alderman, and voting for Mr Robert George, of Pembroke, whereby the majority of the council was in the Pembroke Ward and the consequence was that Pembroke Dock with its 12,000 inhabitants is governed in the council by Pembroke, a little town with about 3,000 inhabitants. Now. gentlemen, I am pleased to find that you have, this day, put your veto on such practioes, by leaving him out in the cold. Gentlemen, this being a very favorable opportunity of my putting a scheme before you which the council have in contemplation, I must ask you, gentlemen, whether yon, as ratepayers of this town, are agreeable or not that the rates of this borough shall be mortgaged to the tune of from two to three thousand pounds to cover in Pater Market. This question was no sooner put than cries of "Oh! oh!" from every part of the hall was shouted out. He then said I am strongly opposed to it myself at presant, and your wishes Bhall, as far as it lies in my power, be carried out. All other matters shall have my undivided attention touching the interest of this, my native town. Once more, ladies and gentlemen, accept my bust thanks for the confidence you have placed in me. Mr Samuel B. Sketch next addressed the meeting, and thanked them heartily for re-electing him, and pledged himself to support the Pater Ward all he potisibly could. When the next candidate, Mr Edwin Thomas, auctioneer, of Pembroke (who was also a caudidate for the Pembroke Ward on that day) came forward to address the ratepayers, he was received with an outbreak of shouting, hissing and groaning beyond description and cries of "go to Pembroke," and it was some time before the Chairman could get him an hearing; he said, Mr Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen, I heartily thank you who recorded your votes in my favour and at some future time I shall offer my services again. With reference to what Mr William J. Davies has said, he wanted to borrow some thousands to pave your streets, (cries of very proper too, that is want we want, and will have it.) I must tell you that I did at the time to which he said alludes, vote for Mr Alderman Hughes and Mr Alderman Jenkins, and against Dr. Reynolds, and my reason for doing so is that Mr Robert George is an old friend of mine. I was raised with him and have associated with him, in fact I thought him the man. See what he did when their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh were here, what a reception he gave them, (cries of at whose expense.) You can't blame me, and you will find ere long that I shall come before you again. At this juncture the audience became uproarious. Mr George Prothero Davies, out-fitter, a new candidate in the field then came forward and said, Ladies and Gentlemen,— I thank you for voting for me, but like my friend Mr Alfred Roch, I am very nervous and hope to be better next time, I offer myself— What he said after that was inaudible, bat from inquiry we found that his speech was quite a master- piece of oratory. A vote of thanks to the Chairmnn closed one of the most eventful municipal elections that ever took place in the town of Pembroke Dock. PEMBROKE WARD. The retiring members in this ward were William Barrow surgeon, The Green; William M. Griffiths, baker and grocr-r, East End and John M.itiiias, farmer, tCiugston The two latter did not offer themselves for r.u-eleotion. The new candidates were—John Saunders, merchant. New Way; Walter Simon, merchant, Monkton; and K i win Thomas, auctioneer, Maiu-street. The following is the state of the Doll:- Simou. 177 Sounders. 173 WaU' 165 l: 1: The firrt three are eUctad.
I NARBERTH. ScHOOL BOABD.—A meeting of the members of this board was held on Thursday last, in the absence of Mr T. Lewis, chairman, Mr W. R. Lewis, the vice- chairman presided. Present :-Messrs. Havard, W. Griffiths, and the Rev. B. Thomas. After the usual business the appointment of a new master was con- sidered.—Mr W. Griffiths said he should vote for the most competent candidate for the salary offered. —The Rev. B. Thomas said he would vote for the one who had the best credentials, and he considered that age and experience was immaterial, as a young man may be so successful as one more advanced.— Mr Havard said that for the welfare of the school it was best to appoint a staid man.—The chairman took the same view.—Mr W. Griffiths said that the school was too imDortant to appoint a vounic man for trial.—On the motion of the Rev. B. Thomas, the I matter was adjourned for a week, so that time may be given to the members to peruse the numerous appli- I cations and testimonials which were upwards of 40. This, and also in the absence of Mr T. Lewis, the I chairman, who took great interest in the school, was agreed to. ———— ————
PEMBROKE AND PEMBROKE DOCK. I The naw steam tog Stormcock, which the Admiralty purchased soon after the Egyptian War, will at the beginning of next week leave Devonport for Pembroke to which dockyard she is to be attached. The Storm- cock is to do the Channel towage and convoy work that is, she will tow big ships from port to port, and she will assist at the launches of huge vessels. Daring the past few days the- vessel has had a new, deck, of wood, placed over the upper deck, which, when in private hands, consisted of iron. The Admiralty have called for applications from Portsmouth Dockyard for an established man of ship- wrights, who by the reorganisation scheme will be called an inspector, for duty at Hong Kong Yard to assist the foreman in charge. Candidates have to state their ages and services, but only those names are to be forwarded that can be well recommended, and it is to be stated whether the men are single, and, if married, whether they have any family. A five years' engagement will have to be entered into, and the salary will be the same as in a home yard, with an allowance of L200 to cover house rent, etc.
TENBY. LIFEBOAT SERVICE.—During a strong gale from the south-west on Sunday morning the lifeboat at Tenby was launched, and proceeded to render assistance to a schooner in a dangerous position near the Woolhouse Beacon. The vessel was the Marie Danraz, bound to Llanelly with pitwood. The gale having moderated after the lifeboat crew got on the vessel, it was not deemed advisable to shift anchorage. The steamer Briton assisted the lifeboat back to Tenby. MUNICIPAL ELECTION.—The election to fill four vacancies in the town council was held on Thursday. The presiding officer was Alderman James Rogers. The election was conducted very quietly, and there was a marked absence of the noise and excitement witnessed at previous elections The retiring csndi. dates were Messrs. Griffiths, Gifford and W. Thomas. The following is the result:— ELECTED. GifFord. 236 Griffiths. 225 Roch 208 Thomas 174 NON-ELECTED. Evans. 156 James. 135 INSTITUTION OF A RECHABITE TENT.—On Saturday last the Life-saving Apparatus" Tent of the Independent Order of Recbabites was opened at the Y.M.C.A. rooms in Creswell street, by a number of the brethren from Pembroke Dock. The instituting officer was Bro. Thomas Jones, distriot ehief ruler, assisted by Bros. Smith. Blaesbury, Vaughan, and Rogers. After the initiation of several candidates bad taken place, the following were elected and installed as the first officers of the tent. Bros. John Evans, chief ruler; Howell Davies, deputy chief ruler; Rev. S. C. Church, treasurer; John Rogers, secretary Edward Ellis, steward David Jenkins, steward Stephen Jones, levite; John Ellis. guardian. Bro. D. L. Gordon Leslie, was appointed medical officer. The tent so auspiciously started, bids fair to become an exceedingly prosperous one in a short time.
BIRTHS. On the 5th inst., at Castle Cottage, St Martin's the wife of Mr George Rogers, of a daughter. On the 31st ult., at Newport, Monmouth, the wife of Mr Wm. Lewis, of the London and Pro- vincial Bank, of a daughter. MARRI AGES. On the 30th ult., at the Register Office, Hav. erfordwest, Mr William Evans, of CamroBe, to Miss Martha Davies, of Camrose. On the 30th ult., at the Register Office, in this town, Mr W. Thomas, groom, of this town, to Miss E. Lewis, of Leech Pool, in this county. DEATHS. On the 23rd ult., at Castle Street, Narberth, Mr Walter Jones, for many years saddler and harness-maker, aged 74 years. On the 2nd inst., at Stafford, Newtonia Von Burr, (Nina) eldest surviving daughter of the late W. Fortune, Esq., of Leweston House, aged 50 years. On the 1st inst, at New Milford, Gertrude Lilian, daughter of Hr, John Mathias, guard, G. W.R., aged 2 years and 7 months. On the 31&t ult., at Wolftsdale Hall, in the parish of Camrose, Hilda Eleanor, the beloved child of Thomas and Eleanor Harries, aged 4 years.
A WALK THROUGH LITTLE HAVEN FAIR. I Being anxious about a young man in whom we were interested, we went out about 9 p.m. to see if he were in the public house on this fair night. The booths ontside the inn were gaily lighted. Men, boys, women and young children were standing near them seeking amusement, some said by watching what was going on. The first object for their entertainment was an old man staggering out, supported by two boys, who thought his helpless state fine fun. A young farmer was reeling through the doorway trying to find something be had lost. Alas, poor man he had lost his reason, and had not sense enough left to find it. There was shouting, noise, and dancing in one room in another they were drinking quietly. Here we found the one we aought-a bright, fine, handsome young man, who had once taken the blue ribbon, to which he seemed so staunch and true. No one had spoken more strongly than he against the evils of drinking in a public house. Poor fellow he had known better things, and was ashamed at first to drink the glass before him, until the publican- the tempter-came and stood near him, and then shame made him drink. My heart died within me to see others sitting there who had once pledged themselves to temperance, and for a time been true and earnest in the cause. Women, too, were there. Mothers who would rather see their sons drink in such a place than wear the blue ribbon. What will they feel when they see the bitter end? A glass of beer is but a small payment for a lest soul. Coming out the scene was worse still. Boys and girls were there, many not sober. One young lad, not 14, wildly drunk some had had beer or spirits given them that the young men may have the sport of seeing them drunk. In one place I saw a young motherless girl whose father had brought her to the fair to give her a little relaxation from the hard wear and tear of life. "Young folks," he said, "wanted a little mirth." I suppose the glare, the noise, and the staggering forms did amuse them but it is sad that our people can only seek it in such a scene, which can but lower our nature and our moral sense. Oaths, curses, screams, and all the language of hell were there, and this was mirth. Soon after ten the police began to clear the public houses. We suspected that one which had discreetly closed the door before the police came round had still customers within. We know not whether there were any or not, but as we were passing the inn yard some men suddenly appeared from the back of the house tighting as they came. One man was soon down on the ground and another on him. The police rushed in and had a hard struggle to separate them. It was a frightful soene. Men striking, kicking and swearing women shrieking; the police dragging and hauling at them. The public houses closed in time, but where did these men come from, who, after the closing fought in the yard. The police said they could not arrest them for fighting because it was on the premises of the public house and not in the road. This seemed to my ignorance curious, are premises licensed for fighting? There is another question: If the public houses are closed at ten, why do the booths stay open until twelve at night. I cannot but think mischief must be going on, while people are collected there. The purchasers of nuts and penny toys soarcely require them up to that hour, and the quiet of the village would be soouar restored if these people went a little earlier to their homes. Must these village fairs be held at all ? Can no better amusement be found for our people than that which must lead to drunkenness, sin, and disgrace the nature and feeling of our people. This fair I have described was rem-irkable as being more quiet and orderly than most fairs. Being held on All Saints' Day, it may be a relic of other times, when people held their village feasts on the Saints' Day of the parish, friends and children in ser- vice met together, and pleasant gatherings were in v i ce met to?, every household. Why can't we make our fair into a village festival, business may be done in the morning, shows and toys may contract and please the children. and if there could be music and even dancing pro- vid d where drinking was not allowed tho young peo- pielmay have the mirth and excitement their nature needs without the contamination of evil, and we should be saved the reproach of drunkenness. The young men and lads may then have what they want without spending all they get in the public house, while their mothers and little sisters want food and clothing.- Cutitiiiaiticateti.
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[ "BETWEEN YOU AND ME." I hope those who have been crying out for new blood in our Town Council are satisfied with the results of last Thursday's election. Three new members have been put upon their trial, and it remains to be seen how far they really have the power and will to carry out the numerous fair promises which they've made to their fellow burgesses. I don't believe for one moment that the gentle- men who have been chosen to serve their day and generation municipally, owe their posi- tion on the poll to the fertility of their promis- ing powers. Nobody expects that a tithe of those verbal undertakings will be kept, but there seems to exist a sort of desperate feeling everywhere that things might be managed better than they are. At the same time it's a pity to have lost the services of two such excellent and useful men as Messrs. Ormond and Farrow. They have been most painstaking in their efforts to serve the town both as common councillors and in the Chief Magistrate's chair. Certainly in my opinion neither of the new members is to be named in the same generation" for business aptitude and general fitness. In this respect the change is a woful one, indeed, for the ratepayers. It struck me that it was disgustingly bad taste on the part of a flippant youngster like Mr Tom Baker to make the references he did at the dose of the poll, to the matter at issue between the Council and the Town Clerk. That question has been referred to a commit- tee, and pending their report is removed beyond the range of criticism. The most charitable construction that can be put upon it is that it was a slip of the tongue, and was not intended to wound. But this personal hostility to a public official may be eminently pleasing to the clique who ran young Tom," still it makes the sober-minded ratepayer wonder more than ever how so many Liberals voted to place him second on the poll. Now, that the subject has been mooted, I hope something will be done to compel the borough treasurer to fix a stated day for the collection of the Corporation rents, twice a year at least, and to keep an accurate rental of the property, which can be inspected at any time by the Council. The treasurer is fairly well paid for the little work he has to do, and must, surely by this time, be familiar with his duties. I trust that the new Mayor, whoever he may be, will use his best endeavours to stop the endless verbosity of members of the Council. Looking back over the year, it is -simply awful to think of the twaddle that has been talked at that particular board, especi- ally about the Bethany Quarry. The actual work done is out of all proportion to the shoals of rubbishy talk which have been so faithfully reported by your contemporary from time to time. I know it will require a strong hand to deal with this difficult task, but if successful the result will more than repay any amount of trouble. There has been some croaking lately in certain quarters over the defections of recent Mayors from the absurd old practice of going to church, accompanied by the Corporation and its officials on the Sunday after their election. Some folks have even been foolish enough to suggest a return to this childish folly, but luckily their wishes won't carry much weight with the sensible part of the community. The days of compulsory atten- dance at the Parish Church are too remote to inspire anything more than disgust that they ever existed, whilst in the majority of boroughs the "Mayor's Sunday" is an ab-! surdity associated only with the dark ages. By the way I hear that the drum-and-fife band of St. Mary the Virgin (!!) caused severe disappointment to the good people of Tenby last week. The general impression was that it represented a recruiting party of the Salvation Army, whilst others insisted that it had some connection with a popular Circus advertised to visit the town. # Who is to be the new Mayor is a question that has been frequently asked since the elec- tion on Thursday. At the meeting on Friday next the Conservatives may place themselves in a majority at the Council by turning out the two Aldermen whose term of office expires on the 9th. These are Mr Wm. Davies, M.P., and Mr Joseph Thomas. Mr Wm. Davies has held office in the Council uninterruptedly for a period of 25 years. For the greater portion of that time he evinced the deepest interest in the administration of Corporate affairs, and was scrupulously diligent and attentive to the duties devolving upon him as a Member of the Council. Notwithstanding the demands made upon his time by his ex- tensive professional affairs, he was ever ready to attend not only Council meetings but Com- mittee meetings, whenever called upon to do so. jl Mr Joseph Thomas has had 15 years experience at the Council Board, and we venture to say that no one has been more attentive to his duties than Mr Thomas. He scarcely ever missed a meeting or a Committee meeting. His anxiety and watchfulness in matters per- taining to the public interest has induced him to make more than ordinary sacrifices of a personal character, and he has unsparingly devoted his time to the transaction of the Council business. I have heard it whispered that the Conservatives are going to celebrate their accession to power by turning these gentlemen out of office forthwith, but consider- ing their long and faithful services, and the important measures which will shortly occupy the attention of the Council, I decline to enter- tain such an opinion for an instant. I wonder do the Pembrokeshire Noncon- formists intend turning up strong at the Conference on Disestablishment which is to be held in Swansea on the 14th inst ? It is hardly to be supposed that those in this town will be able to shake off their apathy in time to send a powerful deputation to represent them. We like to talk about "civil and religious liberty" at election times, but we don't care to put ourselves out of the way to secure either end of the stick. 0, dear no! that's too much trouble. Providence knows what we want and will surely drop it into our mouths if we only sit still and keep those orifices well open. a. "Gunpowder Plot was as great a failure this year as the original idea itself. There seemed to have been ample provision made by the youngsters for a "fizzing" demon-i stration, but the rain came down in torrents, and put a substantial damper on everything. Squibs and crackers, however, illuminated Castle Square at intervals until about ten o'clock, when the streets resumed their usual quietness. Last night, the weather being much finer, we had a second edition" of a more demonstrative character. For several hours High Street and Castle Square pre- sented a lively scene-hundreds of youngsters taking part in the throwing of squibs, rockets and fire-balls. There was, fortunately, no accident of any kind, and before ten o'clock the fizzing and banging had died away, and the streets had again resumed their normal condition of stillness. Great satisfaction is expressed on all hands at the probable retention of the Militia in their old quarters. How that gallant regi- ment has boon hustled about, to be sure! The way in which they huve been pushed Ci from pillar to post is eminently suggestive of that celebrated contest between St. Michael and" the nameless gentleman." Lot us hope that the R.P.A.M. will now be allowed to R.I.P. 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"ON JOTTINGS. I To the Editor of the Haverfordwest Telegraph. Sin.-I have written to the publisher of The Pembrokeshire Herald in which there have appeared for several weeks past a series of libellous and scurrilous attacks, reflecting upon my public and private character, and requested, as a matter of justice, the name of the writer, which has been refused to me, on the ground "that the remarks which have appeared under the head Jottings dealt with public matters, which are open to public comment and criticism.' If the writer had kept within the lines of demarca- tion defined by himself, I should not complain but in emulation of the .bushranger and under cover of a nom de plume he travels a long way outside of them, and uses scandalous language which would not be tolerated in any respectable journal. Acting, therefore, under the ad vice of my friends, I shall not take any further notice of the con. temptible scribe, but leave him to indulge his men- dacious, vilifring and malicious propensities in the slimy columns of the obscure print placed at his ser- vice reserving to myself the right to deal with the matter in another form. The able article, which appears in The Municipa Review, of the 31st October last, entitled "Mud- throwing," is so apropos, that I shall feel obliged if vou will kindly insert it as an addenda to this letter. If Pam" is not incorrigible, he may see the error of I his ways by reading it, and reform. I remain sir, Your obedient servant, HENRY DAVIES. I Haverfordwest, 6 November, 1883. j (ADDENDA.) J MUD THROWING. I There was an ancient usage, it is said, which com- pelled any man who would mend the laws of the Medes and Persians to appear in the national assembly with a rope round his neck, and to make his proposal under the security for his good behaviour which was afforded by a certainty that if his impeachment of the law failed to convince his countrymen he would be summarily hanged. We cannot help thinking that some such process as this, applied to the censors of public morals who are constantly throwing dirt at some public servant or other, would hare a healthy. effect. There seems to be a growing tendency among the smaller class of omce-aeekers to employ scandal as a weapon against those who are more fortunate than themselves in the struggle for local position, and the public does not always visit the offender with the punishment he merits The result is a tacit recogni- tion of abuse and misrepresentation as instruments of municipal warfare. The consequence which flows from the state of mind among the constituency is an increasing disinclination among men of rank and worth to subject themselves to the annoyances, in. juries, and insults of a public career. That there is a growing difficulty in the management of borough affairs on this aceount no public man of any expe- rience needs to be reminded. Without being more sensitive than the excellent men who have carried on the administration of municipal affairs for the past half century, many most eligible men now decline to undergo the ordeal of misrepresentation and calumny which is almost inseparable from local office. As a ¡ plain matter of fact, even candidates for Parliament are subject to less of vituperative criticism than men I who devote themselves to municipal affairs. And if the public remains indifferent to the use of defama- tion, or indirectly rewards it by the advancement of unscrupulous and mendacious persons, we can foresee I a not very distant period when the official class in English will be of as little reputation as the same class in the United States. Consider such a scandal as one which has been re- cently raised in London. A numerous public body, comprising men of various positions, is laid, indi- vidually and collectively, under the odium of having spent the public money in guttling and puzzling." On& of the vestrymen rushes into print with a story I which, if it were true, would redound infinitely to his own discredit, as a member :of the most besotted I board in the metropolis. He does not know per- sonally whether it. be true or not, but be ventilates" it. A scandal of Brobding-nag-ian proportions is the result, and in the event the public learns that this Gargantuan romance is nothing but a romance. The informer has been hocussed into publishing a story which his informants declare to have no foundation in fact. One could not have suggested to Jemmy Peachem, in the play, that he was "disloyal" to his associates. Nor would any useful purpose be promoted by telling Mr Kelly, of the Clerkenwell Vestry, that he wat disloyal to his fellow-members. We desire to credit Mr Kelly with the purest motives. We are persuaded that he believed there was an Augean stable to cleanse, and that he was willing to undertake the task. But Mr Kelly has iujured every public board in London by his haste in becoming a receptacle for scandal. Unless loyalty is to be banished from the code of municipal politics, it is time the public reconsidered its position with regard to gentlemen who forget the old amenities of English public life. In how many Town Councils is there wanting a bete noire who has- I tens after every meeting to some newspaper office with a garbled version of the Council's doings and deliberations ? Is there any municipal body in Eng- land which is not plagued with the presence of this M arplot Is there any borough where some unworthy aspirant to public honours does not perform regularly for years the fanctions of Devil's Advocate, impugning every act and motive of the body among whom he de- sires to sit ? And does the performance of this mean and detestable work hinder such a man from eventu- ally becoming a representative and governor of the people ? If these questions can only be answered in the negative, ratepayers may flatter themselves that they are promoting a "healthy public feeling" by the encouragement of the scandalmonger and the dis- honest critic; but they are iu reality allowing the foundations of honourable public life to be under- mined. Very recently, again, we have known two cases in which members of Local Boards were deliberately saddled by their opponents with heavy legal and other costs, not for the good of the borough, but for the gratification of petty personal and political spite. Repeatedly there have been instances within our knowledge where surcharges were thrown upon public men, when no suggestion of dishonesty could be made, and this was done through the influence of ratepayers and rival cliamants of oiffce. Upon every visit of members of Town Councils to London for public pur. poses-upon any occasion, however minute, when small personal expense has to be incurred—a howl arises from hungry economists and Purists of the self-laudatory sort. Its direct object is personal ad- vancement, and it unfortunately too often succeeds. Ratepayers have the remedy in their own hands, no doub', if they are sufficiently interested in their own affairs to apply it. If the public, on the other hand, allows individuals of low tendencies to climb into office on the reputations of better men, it is providing itself with servants whose services it will rue.- The jf unicipai Review.
THE REPRESENTATION OF CARMARTHEN- SHIRE.-Daring the last few days a gentleman of the name of Cobb, a member of one of the banking firms in Lombard-street, London, has been reconnoitring the county with a view to his candidature at the next general election. On Friday Mr Cobb visited Llan- elly, accompanied by the president of the Llanelly Senior Liberal Association. THE LUTHER COMMEMORATION,-Dr. Davies announced at Bethesda on Sunday last that a prayee meeting in connection with the 400th anni- versary of Martin Luther's birth would be held at the Moravian Chapel on Saturday evening next., at 7.30, and that a lecture on the subject of the Reformation would be held in the same chapel on Tuesday evening next. The doctor also remarked that sermons, having fpecial allusion to the life and laboara of the Great Reformer, would be preached t,t the various chapels tbrùagbout the town on Sunday next. THE VIOLIN FOR Gr RLs.-The rage for teaching girls the violin, which at present exists in England, is little more than a fashion, and, unless it ig directed with more knowledge and care on the part of parents than most of them now show, it will die like one. And we are not quite clear that, if this care t is withheld, a more suitable and salutory end could overtake it. A new terror would be added to society, were every budding miss, no better instructed in the art than under the present regime she is likely to be, 1 permitted or required to compel the silence of the drawingroom while she scraped out one of Bellini 8 j airs with variations. But if the movement be intelli- f gently guided-if parents will insist that their I daughters be taught the art of violin-playing, and not | merely to play tunes OH the ioli._i y their music is 1 truly pursued as an art, and not as a mere accomplish- j ment—if practice on the violin is as vigorously exacted t as practice on the piano, or the study of French, German, or history-if the teachers will be stern, conscientious, and inflexible, and at the same time < impart to their pupils that ardour and enthusiasm for ( the instrument without which the study of it is like the passage of an arid and endless desert-then, indeed, the movement is one which we hail with abundant pleasure, and for which we both desire and anticipate success. It will indefinitely extend the I horizon of domestic music, which is far too limited in this country. It will o pen up to young ladies the treasures of the stringed music of the great writers- treasures of which they are now, for the most part, ignorant. It will enable them to eujoy HIe great plea- sure of playing in symphony parties where the great. orchestral works are performed, and we may whisper the hope nut they will gradually improve these meet- ings. Above all, they will be enabled to take part in. 1 quartet-playing, which is perhaps one of the purest ) and most delightful pleasures Lie af-iord., and one of the strongest incentives to study, and one of itssweet- est rewards. The string quar.et is not by a hundreth part as common in this country as it should be and any movement which promises to place it within reach of young ladies, and uf a larger num^r of our young people genecally, cannot be too strongly commended. But, a? we have before said, it must be intelligently, earnestly, and vigorously directed.—Cassett's Family Marjazi to
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Keoieros of Boofis. I THE SCIENCE MO-.ITT]ILY .-November, 1888. London. David Bogue, 3, St. Martin's Place. Price 6d. We have perused the first number of thii awfu I and entertaining serial with more than common in- terest. "The Science Monthly possesses the merit of being easily comprehended by reaie", who baft not previously devoted much time to the study øI science. Its pages are free from the dry teohoicaliti88 which are calculated to weary rather than stimulates the beginner in his attempts to acquire a knowleda8 of scientific subjects. The letterpress is illustrated by diagrams, which materially aid in conve, Ving. tt I the mind of the reader a more accurate am prenenom of the subjects treated than a mere written explana. I tion could possibly do. The first article on "The November Star-shower" is instructive and entertain- ing. In the next paper will be shown the connection between comets and meteors, as revealed by the dis- coveries of modem astronomy. Some Historical Floods" contains startling accounts of the loss 0* life and property by disastrous floods, and reduees to their true proportions the effects of the floods of pelt and present years in Europe and America. There it an admirably engraved portrait of Sir G. B. Airy. K.C.B., with a biography, under the heading of "Leaders of Science." Under the general h of "The Observatory," "The Laboratory, The Museum," there is a seriesef highly iMtrnctift papers. In the hackneyed (yet in this cam truthrol) language of the reviewer, we feel boond to stake tha* the new venture bears the impreM of careful O-PU- tion and able management, combined with a tb-6uA appreciation of the kind of information likeliest t8 prove acceptable to the public taste. The pnoe i* reaaonable, and the publisher has taken much pau- in placing "The Science Monthly" in as attractive form before the public. We can only find room thW- week for the following extract:— INSECT -DEPREDATORS. I INSECT DEPREDATORS. -1.- The importance of insect ravages irom an ewuvuf point of view is apt to be overlooked, wr at any n&e underestimated, because people have come W regard &be evil as inevitable, and make allowance for it ace6rdi*Y. The farmer sows his turnips, and anxiously waits to we if the dreaded "fly" appear if it does not. he is to be congratulated; if it does, why, it does. The labourer plants out his little plot of cabbages, and year after yetaP resigns half his stock to the caterpillars without a mur- mur, because it seems to him to be the nature of cabbages to be eaten up by grubs. Things have gone on in this way since the beginning. Seeds have been sown only to afford nourishment for worms. Plants have been reared only to become sheltering bowers for myriads of aivpreci- tive insects. Trees have been cultivated but to be de- voured by some new and (entomologically) interesting species And it does not seem to have occurred to any- body that some steps might be taken to relieve the plants of their unwelcome guests. Estimated in money value, the loss of agricultural produce caused by insects every year throughout the world must be many millions sterling for we know thai in our own country we have at tunes lost hundreds of thousands of pounds through the ravages of one species alone-the turnip By. Then besides the host of ordinary depredators, every country has its own especial pest from which it suffers incalculable damage at one time or another—the Colorado beetle in the Western States of America, and the Phylloxera in France and Switzerland, for instance. If we adopt the estimate recently made by an American Government naturalist, that the loss inflicted each year upon the United States through the ravages of insects amounts to more than £ 40,000,000. what must the annual loss in the whole world be And from the same authority's state- ment, that from one-quarter to one-half of the sum so lost, whatever it is, might be saved by the adoption of preventive measures, we may infer the immense value of economic entomology and the importance of a wider knowledge of its principles. About six years ago, when this subject had received, some attention in America but excited very little interest here, Miss Eleanor A. Ormerod began to devote herself to it. and attempted to organize a corps of volunteer observers in all parts of the country. At first her eflortj were received only with ridicule, both by the press ana by men who ought to have known better; but gradually, as signs of valuable results began to appear, a more creditable feeling manifested itself, and not only farmers enlisted their services, but entomologists actually offered to help. And now, after much opposition. Miss Ormerod receives contributions of notes from upwards of five hundred observers, and has the assistance, in identifying species, of some of our most eminent entomologists The notes at the end of each year, are shaken down into the form of a Report," which, from the thoroughly practical nature of its contents, must Drove of frreat interest and va l ue to farmers. Then a couple of years ago (in 1881) Miss Ormerod issued a Manual of Injurious Insects, embodying, besides enough" natural history" to enable the most inexperienced to recognize the various kinds of flies, etles. and grubs that destroy vegetation, a bnef account of those methods of prevention which experience has proved to be most effectual. With the Manual in his hands no farmer need b7 at a 1088 to identify what *°?'°X is attacking his crops, and how to vanquish him; and if he should find any difficulty in the matter, Miss Ormerod is always glad to supply the ileeded assistance.
DEATH THROUGH DRINKING BENZOLIH*. -On Wednesday morning a little girl, nearly three years of age, named Elizabeth Emely, died through drinking benzoline. A bottle containing that liquid was left by the mother on the table. The little one got hold of the bottle unobserved and drank some of the contents: We are in a position to say that no answer has been returned by the Admiralty to the suggestion made by Rear-Admiral Curne, that, to meet the overdraw of wages in the establishment, a supple- mental amount should be granted, in preference to a discharge of workmen, and the consequent falling into arrear of the Dockyard programme. The matter was informally mentioned at the recent visit of the Admiralty, as we we were enabled to say it would be when we exclusively announced that a representation had been received that the estimate for wages had been exceeded at Devonport Western Daily Mercury. DISESTABLISHMENT FOR WALIKS. The friends of religions equality are about to commence a vigorous agitation for the disestablishment of the Church in Wales. The Liberation Society has ar- ranged to hold a Conference at Swansea on Nov. 13th. Mr J. Cory, of Cardiff, will preside. Papers will be read by the Rev. Dr. Roberts, of Pontypridd; Dr. Rees, of Swansea; and the Rev. J; Jones, of Felin- foe l. In the evening a public meeting will be held in the Albert Hall, under the presidency of Mr T. Phillips, J.P. Amongst the speakers will be Mr L. L. Dillwyn, M.P., Mr C. H. James, M.P., Mr A. Illingworth, M-P., Rev. J. Griffith,rector of Merthyr, Rev. D. Saunders, Mr Ald. F. A. Yeo, and Mr J. Carvell Williams. A Conference for North Walee will be held at Carnarvon on Nov. 20th. Papers will be read by the Rev. Dr. Thomas, of Liverpool; Mr J. Roberts, of Bangor and Mr C. R. Jones, J.P., of Llanfyllin. This conference will also be followed by a public meeting, which will be held in the Gaild- hall. The chair will be taken by Mr Henry Richard, M.P., and amongst the speakers will be Mr L. L. Dillwyn, M.P.; Rev. Dr. Thomas, of Liverpool, Rev. R. Teomae, Holyhead Rev. K Lloyd Jones, Aborystwith Rev. E. Herber Evans, Carnarvon Mr J. Roberts, Bangor and Mr J. C. Williams, London. A REMARKABLE FEMALE MISER.-An ex- traordinary discovery was made on Friday morning respecting the career of a female miser, living in a small cottage, at a rental of three shillings per week, at Shisley, near Birmingham. The woman in ques- tion, who was 83 years of age, was unmarried, and had for 20 years resided at this small dwelling, which contained only a few shillings worth of furniture. She lived on the cheapest food procurable, and, in order to save expense, would rarely have a fire or light in her house. Notwithstanding this she pos- sessed a farm of about 100 acres at Quinton, several bouses at West Bromwich, and, it is stated, other property. Not having gone to receive her rents at West Bromwich last Monday week, the cottage was broken into, and the woman was found in a dying condition by the hearth. Mr Hardwick, of Solihull, was called in, but the woman remaiaed speechleea „ till Saturday morning, when she die^. up in an old dress body was found A bank-book on Lloyd's bank, showing a N".«Ut ?f. £1,100. Besides this was a savings' =. book, wit'? deposits exceed- ing gloo. me aged miser is d ascribed as being a woman ot very eccentric habits.. On both posts to the garden gate was written I ige Lord's Prayer, to drive off, as she said, persons n>ho wanted to rob her. So afraid was she of being robbed, that when she went to Birmingham she wo Aald take with her the few china and culinary articles she possessed. Upon reo ceiving the rents she wor la batik all the money with the exception of a few s1 ^niini™.
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LATEST TELEGRAMS I lliis morning Lord Coleridge resumed his judical duties, and presided over the Queen's bench divisional court. The court was crowded with barristers who gave hit Lordship a very cordial reception. A. young was attacked near lialla last night, and was severely beaten, the police has arrested one man, but immediately released hirn. Last ni^-iit a man named Venner entered a eating house in Jersey, and tired at the proprietor, the latter lies in a precarious state A Central News Acerimrton correspondent telfg aphs j a terrible explosion occurred about half-past eight this morning, at M onkrield colliery near Acerington. One hundred and ten miners are in the pit, and up to now only six have lieeu recovered, it is feared that many lives have been lost. '1 he Board of Trade returns, issued to-day, shew the value of import into the United Hing iom. during Oct. was thirty-five millions eight hundred and thirty three thollsano. au-ainst thirSy-four tnillions one hundred and fifty two thousand, in the corresponding month last yean Export* t*ven*y-t>av million ei^rlit lauiadroe, "d mven-I Mvsn thousand