Trinity College of Music, London HAVERFORDWEST CENTRE. The Theory Examination (local) in connection with the above College was held in St. Mary's School, Haverfordwest, on Saturday, December 13th, jiyi; The following candidates were successful, their names being arranged in alphabetical and divisional order, ¡l4 te teacher's names being placed in brackets. JUNIOR UIVISIOK. Ada Mary Marjorie Robinson (Miss Julie James of I Narbeth) Margaret Williams (Miss Gwenllian Owen of St. David's). PEEP A R: TOllY DIVISION. (JJwen GWiOll Biddlecombe (Misses Davies, Hill College); Catherine Irene Crook (Miss Jenkins); Thomas John Harries (Miss Gwenllian Owen); Joyce Hyde (Hill House College); Edna Maud Kemplay (Miss Jenkins); Annie Caroline Spackman (Miss Gwenllian Owen); Hilda May Thomas (Miss Gwenllian Owen).
SARDIS, BURTON. I A highly successful concert was held at Sardis Baptist Church on New Year's night, the sacred building being well-filled with an interested and highly appreciative audience. The artistes, who gave an excellent account of themselves, were the following :-l\1r Cole, Tiers Cross Miss Griffiths and Miss Havard, Hook Miss Annie Phelps, Pope flill Miss Sinnett, Haverfordwest; and Mrs Worthing of Hook. Special mention must be made of Mrs Worthing. Mr Baggott, Haverfordwest, very ably and efficiently acted as accompanist to some of the performers.. Others who had promised to take part were unable to come. At the close the pastor, Hev. E. Lawrence tendered on behalf of the church and deacons the heartiest thanks to the artistes, also to Mr Allen, Nash, for his kindness in conveying the party from Hook and to all who had lent a helping hand in bringing the service to such a successful issue. After the service the party received refresh- ments which were kindly provided by some of the lady members of the church.
FATAL ACCIDENT AT PEMBROKE. I On Monday Mr Price held an inquest at Pembroke on Hargrave Brown, an ex-scboolmaster, who died as the result of injuries to his head sustained in fall- ing down a tight of stairs in thp York Tavern, Pem- broke, on Friday afternoon. He had fractured the base of his skull. "Accidental death" was the verdict.
-=-=:='=:=_==-=:- _c- Pembrokeshire's Sood Record. NO PRiSONERS FOR QUARTER SESSION s. MORIBUND UCEN5ED HOUSES, Chairman Deprecates Bonuses. The Pembrokeshire Quarter Sessions were held at the Shire Hall, Haverfordwest, yesterday, before Sir Charles Philipps (chairman), Dr. Henry Owen, Sir Owen Scourlield, Col. Lloyd, Col. Roberts, Capt. Hughes Morgan, Messrs H. E. E. Philipps, R. P. L. Penn, S. H. Sketch, S. W. Dawkins, R. H. James, W. T. Davies, Victor Higgon, J. B. Gaskell, G. H. D. Birt. Samson Williams, C. F. Egerton Allen, W. Lawrence, Charles Mathias, W. Howell Walters, Evan Thomas, etc. Ac. Addressing the court the Chairman said they would be glad to hear that there were no prisoners for trial, and by virtue of a recent very valuable arrangement it had not been found necessary to summon either grand or petty jurors. A few years ago, although there was no business to place before them, all jurymen would have had to be summoned, and all that would have remained for the Chairman to do would be to wish them a happy new year, thank them for their attendance, and ask them to go home again. Proceeding the Chairman said the county could heartily be congratulated on the very excellent character it bore. Pembrokeshire was a county with a great many interests, commercially, military, naval, aud ship-building, and in these circumstances, to have a Quarter Sessions without a single case for trial was something of which the county had every reason to be proud. It was also a noteworthy fact that there were no cases of appeal, which was very clear evidence that the county generally had complete confidence in the decisions of the petty sessional courts. Letters were received from Miss E. H. Edwards, Mrs Evelyn Morgan-Ilichardson, and Lady De Rutzen, thanking the Quarter Sessions for the votes of sympathy passed with them in their bereavement. Ladv de Iiutzen wrote that Sir Albert was very proud of being a Pembrokeshire man and of being a J.P. for the county." It was directed that all the letters should be entered on the minutes. REPORT OF COMPENSATION COMMITTEE. The Compensation and Confirming Committee reported that during the current year the Duke of York, and the Imperial licensed houses at Pembroke Dock, were referred to them for consideration. At the Principal meeting it was decided to renew the license of the Duke of York, and to refuse the license of the Imperial. At the Supplemental meeting a claim to be interested in the Imperial Hotel, Pem- broke Dock, was received from Messrs E. Evans & Williams on behalf of Sir Thomas Meyrick, Bart. The claim stated that Sir Thomas Meyrick is the freeholder subject to a lease for 90 years from Michaelmas, at a yearly rent of £ 2 as Oct. Ur R. T. Williams appeared on behalf of the applicant, and on behalf of Mr T. H. Bowling,"the lessee. The licensee (Mr William Williams), appeared in person, No objection was raised to the claim on behalf of the lessee or the licensee and it was therefore allowed. The Committee very carefully considered whether approval should be given to the sum of tS.)7 15s Od agreed upon by the persons entitled to compensation and submitted to them as the money to be paid as compensation, and after discussion it was decided to refer the case to the Inland Revenue Commissioners for adjudication. The Committee has granted the application of Mr W. H. Thomas, chemist, of Neyland, for the con- firmation of a new wine off license for the premises known as :11, High Street, Neyland. The Committee beg to report that they re-elected Sir Charles E. G. Philipps, Bart,, chairman for the year and have re-appointed Mr F. J. Warren their auditor. There is a sum of 4'1-'»01 7s oj now lying to the credit of the Compensation Fund and a recommend- ation will be made by tne Committee at the Easter Court of Quarter Sessions with regard to the levy for the year 11)11-15. The Clerk stated that there was a further £ IM) to be added to the compensation money. The Chairman referred to the impartial way in which the committee had arrived at their decisions, and remarked that the feeling of the members was that fair compensation only should be given. It was not part of their policy to give bonuses to owners of moribund houses so that they might get rid of the licenses. The report was adopted.
25 YEARS' PASTORATE. I PRESENTATIONS AT CAM ROSE. TRIBUTES TO THE REV. JAMES I WILLIAMS. Interesting gatherings were held at Gaiijrose on Thursday, when the Rev. James Willianis, on com- pleting 25 years' ministry at tin Camrose Baptist Church, was the recipient of a beautifully illumi- nated address and a purge containing as a token of appreciation and esteem. Mrs Williams, wife of the pastor, was also presented with a massive silver tea service. On behalf of the Sunday School Mr Williams was further presented with a valuable tinie-piece and a purse of gold. Services were held in the chapel both afternoon and evening, and the crowded gatherings were perhaps the best tribute to Mr Williams's popularity and to the success of his 25 years' roinistrj in the village. Rev. Theophilaa John presided, and among others present were Revs. O. D. Campbell, Haver- fordwest, J. Michael (Keyston and Nolton Haven), J. Thomas, Bethlehem, W. Mendus, Haverfordwest, T. Lodwig Evans, Tenby, J. S. Jones, Haverfordwest, and the officers of the church at Cam rose. The Chairman, in the course of an interesting address, said that day was one of the happiest in Mr and Mrs Williams's Jives. It was a proof that they had spent a happy quarter of a century at Camrose. That meeting was one of rejoicing and of paying a tribute to their pastor for his valuable services dur- ing the last quarter of a century. These were proof of the cordial feeling that bad existed between Mr Williams and the church at Camrose. Letters regretting inability to attend, and wishing the pastor and Mrs Wilhams every prosperity and happiness were received from the Revs. Thomas Davies, Broad Ilaven; G. M. Bevan, Chester Road Baptist Church, Birmingham; J. John, Beulah and W. Evans, Penuel. The next business was the presentation of a magnificent illuminated address, framed in oak to the Rev. James Williams. The address, which was as follows, was handed to the pastor by Mr William Hancock, one of the veterans of the Baptist movement at Camrose :— I "CAMROSE BAPTIST CHAPEL, PEMBROKE- SHIRE. To the Rev. James Williams. Dear Sir,—With heart overflowing with grati- tude and joy we wish to congratulate you on the completion of twenty-five years' work amongst us as our minister, and to express to you our deep sense of the value in which we hold your services, and of the honour and affection which we cherish for you personally. We cannot forget that during these twenty-live years many ministers have changed their pastorates, some of them twice or thrice, and that of the members of our church who welcomed you to Camrose only eleven now survive, but we are profoundly glad that by the gracious care of God over you and over us, you have been spared and permitted to carry on your labours at Camrose with ever increasing usefulness for so long a period. Addresses to ministers are usually pre- sented to them when they are leaving for new spheres of service, but happily this is not so in your case. The harmony which has always marked our intercourse as pastor and people; your thoughtful and inspiring sermons 5 your tender sympathy with with us in days of sorrow and bereavement, and your unfailing and kiudlv interest in everything that concerns our welfare have endeared you to us, and constrain 11s to hope that the saored relation- ship that has existed between us may remain unbroken for many years yet to come. May your life be precious in God's sight. Alay He continue to bless your ministry, and when at last it closes may you be counted worthy of the Master's Well done. Signed by the following deacons William Hancock, David George, John James, James Edwards, and J. M. Thomas." I ONLY ELEVEiN LEFT. I Mr Hancock, in making the presentation said I that since Mr Williams became their pastor time had wronght many changes, and only eleven of the church members which were there :¿5 years ago were now surviving. But although so many had left, the cause was stronger that day than it ever was, and they had seen bright and .glorious days since the band of God was manifested ign lorious days I' their midst. I Mr Williams bad baptised 121) whil3t he had united several young couples. He had joined with them in their rejoicings. They had also seen dark days in sorrow and bereavment, be had bad to bury several of the parents of their members, the children of others, and they could never forget his sympathetic and comforting words to them in their trouble. On behalf of the church, Mr George, of Home Farm, asked Mr Williams's acceptance of a purse of gold (about £ 10) as a token of the esteem in which be has been held during his twenty-five years' pastorate. Returning thanks, Mr Williams said that when he first came to Camrose he did not think he would spend so many years among them. Hut he rejoiced to know that the years had been spent in peace and happiness, and he sincerely thanked them for the beautiful address and the purse of gold. Mr Thomas, on behalf of the church, net pre- sented Mrs Williams with a massive sjlver tea service, and Mr Williams brietly replied on behalf of his wife. Addresses followed by several ministers and lay- men. Mr Philip Hancock gave expression to the kindly feelings which the young people of the church felt towards their pastor. Hev. J. Thomas, Bethle- hem, said he had known Mr Williams for 27 years and he considered him one of the finest men in the world. He was very straight and loyal to the Gospel, llev. John Michael expressed the hope that Mr Williams would remain at Camrose until the end of his days. Tributes to Mr and Mrs Williams were also paid by Revs. W. Mendus, Lodgwig Evans, J. 8. Evans, Owen D. Campbell and Mr John James, the last named speaking in Welsh. Mr Williams was further presented with a vain- able timepiece and a purse of gold on behalf of the Sunday School, the first presentation being made by r, r James Hancock and the second by Mr Walter Eamunda. air Williams suitably acknowledged these gifts. Tea Was afterwards served in the schoolroom, and Jl1 the eenlDg sermons were preached by the Rev. T. Lodwig Evans and Rev. W. Mendus.
The wedding of Miss Maud Mary Buckley, only daughter of the late Mr E. H. Buckley, Grove House, Narberth, Pembrokeshire, and Major Arthur Baldwin Woodcott takes place to-morrow in Loudon.
Neyland Council Elated. L4TE CLERK'S DEFICIENCY. Guarantee Society Pays the Money. Protest by Old Age Pensions Committee. AN OFFENDING RESOLUTION RESCINDED. Mr J Hiar presided at u meeting of the Neyland Council on Monday evening, when the other mem- bers present were: Mr J. James (vice-chairman) Messrs George Roach, T. Skoue, G. M. Yoyle, Peter Evans J Harding, H. Thomas, W. N. James, and J. V. Harries, with Mr Stanley Williams (clerk), and Mr T. W. Evans (surveyor and inspector). 1 The minutes stated that a resolution proposed at the ordinary meeting by Mr J. Harding excluding the late clerk (Mr J. Griffiths) from the Council premises while outstanding differences with him were unsettled was carried, but that at a special 1 meeting bastily convened by the Chairman in consequence of a protest the offending resolution was rescinded. The protest was received from the Rev W. Powell, chairman of the local Old Age Pensions Committee, to which Mr J. Griffiths is clerk. ? ?t the outset the Chairman extended to all present the compliments 01 the season, and mentioned that so far as that Council was concerned the year had opened auspiciouslv. Certain information bad recently come to hand which would prove a source of great gratification, and he hoped that the new year would have less troublous times for them than they experienced in the old year. Mr Roach complained that the nature of the business was not stated on the agenda for the special meeting of the Council, when the resolution referr- in" to the late Clerk was rescinded. Motions could always be upset in that way, and he protested against the procedure as very unjust. Mr J. V. Harries, supporting Mr Roach's protest, doubted if the amendment to rescind a resolution was legal under the circumstances. He maintained that business to be transacted at a special meeting should be specifically stated on the agenda. t> The Chairman said it was questionable if the whole matter was in order. Notice of the original resolution was only given on the Friday evening previous to the meeting on Monday evening. If the matter were pressed his ruling would be that the whole thing was illegal as notice of the resolution (afterwards rescinded) was not given at the previous I monthly meeting. Mr Roach pointed out that. on several previous occasions written notices of motion had been handed in some days before the meeting, and Mr Harding's motion was given in time to appear upon the agenda A WRONG ACTION. The Chairman said the feehng of the Council at the special meeting was that their action at the ordinary meeting with regard to the Clerk to the Old Age Pensions Committee (Mr J. Griffiths) was wrong, and this being so the only thing to do was to with- draw from a wrong position. The Council had no control over the Old Age Pensions Committee, and the Chairman added that he gave instructions for the business to be transacted at the special meeting to be stated on the agenda. Mr Harding Nothing of the kind was stated. Mr Harries said no one objected to the Old Age Pensions Committee meeting in the Council Chamber but they objected to the presence there of an undesirable person. They did not wish to do anything injurious to their late Clerk, but the difficulties with him were not yet settled. Instead of Mr J. Griffiths asking the Council to be lenient with him he took it upon himself to admonish the Council through the Chairman of the Oid Age Pensions Committee. The position of members like himself was an objection to a person being allowed access to the premises while unpleasant finaucial business between them remained unsettled. Mr J. Harding asked the Chairman what was the grave wrong which the Council had committed. The Chairman: That was stated here at the special meeting. Mr J. Harding denied that the receipt of a post- card on Sunday to attend a meeting on the follow- ing Monday, without stating that precise business, was correct procedure. They should have waited until the next ordinary monthly meeting. The Chairman said the gravity of the position was that the Old Age Pensions Committee gave the Council notice of their intention to use the Council Chamber on January 1st. Tne Old Age Pensions Committee bad a right to demand the use of the room. Mr Harding We are not forced to have their Clerk beret Chairman: You have nothing to do with their Clerk. We have no power at all over the Old Age Pensions Committee. Mr Harding Then we are in a funny position. Chairman We are only holding these offices in favour of the public at Neyland. t> Mr Ilariling Do you think this in favour of the public of Neyland-whitewashing a man." NO WHITE WASHING." I The Chairman denied that there was white- washing." wa8hinii,,a,*rding: Jt seems as if the lot of us were frIghtened by GriffHhs. Chairman I don't see your point. Mr Harding I do, I'm sure. Even if you get tha money of which you have been robbed, by the Guarantee Society paying it you will still lose over ilio. Mr Voyle saw no purpose in prolonging the dis- cussion. The original resolution was passed in a hurry after the real business of the Council was finished. It was, therefore, rushed through at the eleventh hour. It was afterwards found that the Council bad done quite wrong in passing that resolu- tion because the Council could not debar the Old Age Pensions Committee from holding their meeting in those offices. This Committee, over which the Council bad no jurisdiction, had a right by statute to the use of public offices to carry on their business, and the Committee also bad a perfect right to select their own Clerk. Meanwhile the Clerk's new office had been fitted up and all books and documents removed to it, so that there vsas now nothing in the Council Chambers but chairs and tables. The Council were in the wrong, and when in the wrong it was only manly to own up and admit their mis- take. It was on this ground, and on this ground alone, that the resolution was rescinded. If the Council could persuade the Old Age Pensions Com- mittee that their clerk was not a fit and proper person to act in that capacity then they could send a resolution to that effect to them, but he must again point out that the Council had no jurisdiction in the matter. Mr Roach asked if the Old Age Pensions Committee paid rent for the use of the Council Chamber. The Chairman: By Act of Parliament-it sounds big to be quoting an Act of Parliament-all public offices are at the disposal of the Old Age Pensions Committee at all reasonable times free of charge. Mr W. N. James They pay 2s a month. The Chairman: I was just coming to that. Pro- ceeding, the Chairman said the only charge the Council could make was for light and fire, and it had been usual for the Council to charge 2s a meeting to cover that expense ? Mr Roach Is it true that the Committee offered that sum as rent to certain other people, and they refused to accept it. Chairman I have no knowledge. They didn't offer it to me. Mr Harries said that if the Old Age Pensions Com- mittee would not dispense with their present Clerk the Urban Council should send their protest to the County Council, and if that was not effective, then to the Local Government Board, The Chairman advised the Council to exercise the utmost caution in dealing with this matter, and said that while he did not wish to prevent any member from making any statement they really bad no control over the Old Age Pensions Committee. Mr Thomas raised the question as to bow many days notice must be given m the case of a motion to be brought before the Council. The Chairman replied that so far as be poilid understand the standing orders no definite time was fixed, but he gathered from his reading of them that it was necessary to give notice of a motion at the previous monthly meeting. Mr Thomas said be bad always understood that it was necessary to give three days notice only. He asked what was the object of the Council in the first place in desiring to prevent the Clerk to the Old Age Pensions Committee being on the premises. The Chairman replied that the grounds brought forward were that pending proceedings against the late Clerk be should not be allowed access to the offices because of the possibilitl that through some manoeuvre he might change and alter certain books. Mr Thomas Are these books accessible to him if he comes here now? The Chairman replied that althong at that time a certain number of books were kept ID boxes in the Council Chamber they had now been removed to the nrivate offices of the Clerk and Surveyor. £125 FROM INSURANCE SOCIETY.. Proceeding, the Chairman announcen tnas tne Council had now received a cheque for J125 from the Guarantee Insurance Society in respect of their late Clerk's deficiency, and undertaking that when the final certificate of the auditor was received a cheque would be sent in payment of the balance, The Chairman thought that was a solution of their difficulties, and he remarked that the Guarantee Society had behaved handsomely. They need not auditor's nnai money until after the receipt 01 the have paid any money until after the receIpt Of the audItor's final certificate. Mr Roach remarked that the Council were also indebted to the finance committee for the way in which they had dealt with this matter. The Chairman agreed that the statement pel?ared by the finance committee was a factor in gaInIng a settlement. Mr Voyle, chairman of the finanoe committe, said: be was sure all the members of the Council were grateful in having reached a solution of this unhappy business. He was sorry it had ever sprung up, but as such an unfortunate thing happen F(d great credit was due to Mr Warren of Haverford- west, whom the Council engaged as auditor, The Guarantee Society had also acted most honouramy. Mr Thomas, who also spoke aa a member Q1 finance committee, remarked that Mr Warren deserved every praise for the way in which he bad unravelled the mysteries in the late clerk's books. IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE'S GIFT. A letter was received from the Neyland Improve- ment Association asking the Council to take over the two garden seats which the Association haa placed on the Beach Road. Mr Harries suggested that if the Improvement Association had any further fands they should spend them on the Beach Road. (Laughter). The Chairman said the Association had X94 or £ 95 in hand, and anything they did would depend on what the Council were prepared to do in conjunc- tion with them. Mr Harries remarked that the Improvement Association were like the Guarantee Society-very thorough. (Laughter). The Chairman All the money will be spent in the best interests of the town. CLEANER STREETS WANTED. Mr Thomas said he had received numerous com- plaints of women being compelled to go out and clean the streets themselves because they were so dIrty. The Chairman thought instructi. ons should be given that the men engaged in cleaning the streets should do their duty more effectively. Mr Harries said it was impossible to get along from George Street at the present time. Mr Thomas failed to see why the two street cleaners should work together, rind Mr \oyJe sug- gested that each cleaner should be allotted sections. The matter was referred to the public health com- mittee, the Surveyor meanwhile to insist on an alteration following the complaints made that night. The lighting of portions of Neyland was also re- ferred to. ,.nd Mr Harries nromised to bring up the matter at the next meeting. The Chairman said there had been several complaints of the want of lighting from dockyard workers. VOTE OF CONDOLENCE. On the motion of Mr Roach, a vote of condolence was passed with ex-Councillor David Harries in his I bereavement. A WARNING. It was decided that Mr Scurlock be warned that he will not he allowed to continue using the stones from the quarry belonging to the Council. —————————
HOW I LOST A STONE OF FAT AND REGAINED MY GOOD FIGURE BY A SIMPLE RUBBING PROCESS. Three weeks ago Lreatl in the paper of a. lady who found that a simple mixture of herbs could be rubbed ou fleshy place?, and that this would gradually dissolve excessive fat. I was sorely in need of just such advice, so I obtained from a chemist 1 dram of quassia chips and 3 ozs. of cirola bark extract. After taking them home I pnt the quassia chips in a basin and poured over them a teacupful of boiling water. When it had stood for about half-a-minuie I strained it through a cloth and added the cirola bark extract. Then I poured the mixture into a bottle and applied it freely every night and morning with my hands for about five minutes, using acircular movement. The fat just seemed to melt away each time that I rubbed it on and I never dreamed it would be so easy to get slender. Friends are amazed at the improvement in my appearance, for I have reduced over a stone of fat from mv hips and abdomen and I look 15 years younger.' Now I feel jnst Jike stopping every fat woman I see and telling her bow I cli(I it. G.M.B. 668.
NEYLAND NEWS. j IOUR CHRISTMAS AXD NEW YEAR GIFT.-Iany useful and inexpensive presents for Ladies, Gentle- men and C^ hildren.—BIDDLECOMBE, Draper. Ready cash only. (See windows.) HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH. A choir social was held on New Year's, the Hall being comfortably filled. A varied programme was rendered, and several interesting games played. Tbese were followed bv tea served by the lady members of the choir, after which music and song with other appropriate items terminated the social. he majority, however, remained to greet the New lear, and did not disperse until after the singing of a suitable hymn. On New Year's Day the Baud of Hope tea was held for which invitation tickets were given to upwards of 50 deserving children outside the Band of Hope. 'rea was on the tables at 5.0 p.m. and the ladies, who attended to the needs of the children were kept busy until 7.0 p.m. and great credit is due to Mrs Roberts, Mrs J. Davies, Mrs Brown, Mrs K. Davies, Mrs Esmond, Miss Jones, Miss Lloyd, Miss J. Lloyd and, llIiss Evie Davies for the thought- ftil Kindness with which the little ones were served throughout. At 7.30 p.m. the children all gathered together for an evening service which opened by singing "What a friend we have in Jesus" and prayer. The church secretarv then gave a simple address on "While shepherds watched their flocks by night which was listened to with rapt attention, lruly it was a beautiful sight to see so many beaming young faces. Mr W. Phillips gave a few selections on the gramapbone to the delight of the youngsters; and a. very happy evening was brought to a close by singing God be with you &c. and prayer, and New Year greetings. Cordial thanks are due to Mr E. Siddall, the Baml of Hope secretary, for his interest in and services on behalf of the children at this gathering. • OBITUARY. The death occurred on New Year's eve of Mrs Takel, wife of Mr Thomas Takel, engine driver, of High-street. The deceased iady succumbed to cancer, after a painful illness of about five weeks' duration, at the age of 68 years. She was an active member and worker in connection with the local Wesleyan Church, where her loss will be keenly felt. On Mouday morning the remains were re- moved by traiu to Pontypool where the funeral took place later in the day. I-i.m H.M.S. NOTTINGHAM. s ￼ The light cruiser Nottingham was'taken yesterday morning from the Carr Jetty, where her engines have been fitted by the contractors, Messrs. Haw- thorn, Leslie & Co., of Newcastle, to the Weare buoy, and left later iu the dav for the Clyde in charge of a navigating party frotii Devo.Dport, to undergo her acceptance trials. On the conclusion of these, which will occupy about a week, she will return to Pembroke to be fitted out for commission. FOOTBALL* CONCERT. The second annual concert organised by the Neyland Rugby Football Club was held in the National Schoolroom on Thursday evening. Mr James Hier, J.P., president of the club, presided, and there was a crowded audience. High-class artistes had been engaged and included the follow- ing Soprano, Madame Edgar Thomas (Lianelly) and Miss E. L. Davies, L.L.C.M. (Neyl. and); con- tralto, Miss Lilian Saunders (Neyland); tenor, Mr A. R. Lewis (Morriston); bass, Mr J. Hrenig .Jones. Miss D. Polhill, L.L.C.M., acted as accompanist. The programme was as follows: Solo, When shadows gather," Miss L. Saunders solo, Down shadows gather, Vauxhall way," Miss E. L. Davies; solo, "Mary,( Mr A. R. Lewis; solo, "The valley of laughter, Madame Thomas-, solo, 'Neath the rolling tide, Mr J. Brenig Jones; duett, "The sailor sighs, Madame Thomas and Miss L. Saunders; recit and air, "Thanks to my brethren," How vain is man," Mr A. R. Lewis duett, The keys of Heaven," Miss E. L. Davies and Mr J. Brenig Jones; solo, "Roses," Miss L. Saunders; solo, "Somewhere a voice is calling," Miss E. L. Davies; duett, "Love and war," Messrs Lewis and Jones; solo, selected, Madame Thomas: solos (a) "Absent" (b) "Your dear heart" (c) Marjorie," Mr A. R. Lewis solo, The bugler," Mr J. Brenig Jones quartette, In this hour of softened splendour," Madame Thomas, Miss Saunders, Messrs Lewis and Jones. SUDDEN DEATH. I With tragic suddenness Miss Lilian Wing, daugh- ter of Mr Edward Wing, of High Street, passed away in the early hours of Sunday morning. Although she had been in indifferent health for some time past she retired on Saturday night no worse than usual. During the night, however, she was seized with a heart attack which proved fatal. She was highly esteemed by all who knew her, and deep sympathy is felt throughout the town with the parents in their sudden and sad bereavement. Miss Wing was <15 years of age. The funeral takes place to-morrow at the Neyland Cemetery and leaves the house at half-past two o'clock, The Rev. B. C. Evans, pastor of Bethesda Baptist Chapel, with which place of worship Miss Wing bad had a life- long connection, will officiate, and the duties of undertaker are being performed by Mr V. A. Aveston.
PERRQT'S TRUSTEES. A PROPOSED IMPROVEMENT. A meeting of the Trustess of Sir John Perrot's Charity was held on Monday, when there wer presentMr E. Eaton Evans (presiding), Sir Charles Philipps, Alderman W. J. Jones (mayor), Dr. Henry Owen, Alderman G. M. Phillips, Messrs R. T. P. WiHiams, F. P. Green, H. E. E. Philipps, G. H. Llewellin, and W. G. Rowlands. ST. THOMAS GREEN. Arising out of the minutes, Mr R. T. P. Williams said the Town Council had asked him as a Trustee of the Charity to proceed with the scheme for the improvement of St. Thomas Green. The Chairman said that Mr Hugh Thomas had a scheme for asphalting a portion of St. Thomas Green, but there was afterwards another scheme for that portion of the ground to be lowered and a dwarf wall to be placed alongside the footpath, the remainder of the ground to be made level with the road. Mr Williams said it was then suggested that the slope should be improved as it was in such a rough condition. said he was unab.le The Clerk, on being questioned, said he was unable to find the plans. Mr G. H. Llewellin proposed that the Architect should prepare a plan, advising what was best to be done, and submit it to the next meeting. Mr Williams seconded, and this was agreed to. ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN. Sir Charles Philipps moved the re-election Qf Mr Edward Eaton Evans as chairman for the ensuing year and remarked that it would be impossible to find a better president at their meetings or one who had his heart more ip the work. Dr. Henry Owen seconded, and the resolution was carried. Dr Henry Owen was unanimously elected vice- chairman. _n_ T„, PROPOSED lai'KUMiMJiJNT. The Chairman said it had been suggested that the Trustees should negotiate for the purchase of house and grocer's shop between Lower Barn Street and Perrot's Avenue. Mr G. H. Llewellin said the premises formed a small grocer's and draper's shop at the corner of the street. The tenant was leaving and it was proposed to rebuild the premises at a cost of something like X150. He thought it would be a pity for the Trustees not to acquire it if they could. The premises formed a bottle-neck and the Borough Surveyor had given him figures showing that the house projected a distance of 7ft. in only 27ft. of roadway. In view of the increasing motor traffic to and fro that way—the G.W.R., for instance, proposed to run a motor bus to Broad Haven-it was important that the Trustees should secure the house and set it back 7 ft. Alderman W. J. Jones said the crossing was a very dangerous one and he thought the Surveyor's pro- posal should be given serious attention. Subsequently the Trustees decided to visit the spot, and it was afterwards resolved that Mr Liewellin ask the owners of the property (the Trustees of Bethesda Chapel) whether they are pre- pared to sell on reasonable terms, and if so that Mr Hugh Thomas prepare plans of the proposed im. provement.
Milford Haven News. ÄBTIFICJT-AL Tsirra. -Edw,?,rd England, Limited, new attends at Mr Meylbr. Chemist, Chailes Street, Milford Havoii, every Mon lay. Sea largs advertise- ment. Est1 mates froo., English and American Artificial Teeth. Teeth fixed by the Company's Ptent Suction, requiring no fastening. For articulation aud eating they ate equal to the natural teeth. MR. J. H» LLE WELLIN, Hamilton Terrace, Qualified Ophthalmic Optician, is in attendance daily, and will be pleased to give advice to anyone whose eyesight is defective; also to provide Spectacles (if such are necessary) after a thorough and careful testing. WESLEY AX SOCIAL. A highly successful and interesting social was held at the Weslevan Schoolroom, Priorv Road, cn New Year's Eve and a good attendance was attracted. The proceedings were under the auspices of the Guild and a capital programme was arranged by the social and mnsical committee. The Rev. G. J. Chamberlain presided, and the following was the programme Quartette, "Little boy blue," Mr W. J. Cole and party solo, The white squall," Mr D. Adams; recitation, Miss Crocker; solo, "The veteran's song," Mr Ben James solo, Rev. G. J. Chamberlain; solo, "Longshoreman Billy" Asleep Ivy Adams recitation, Miss Crocker solo, "Asleep 'neath the dark blue wave," Mr W. J. Cole; solo, My pretty Jane," Mr D. Adams; monologue, My son (by request) Rev. G. J. Chamberlain solo, "Thora," Mr Ben James; solo. Miss Ivy Adams; quartette, "Laughing chorus," Mr W. J. Cole and party. NEW YEAR'S EN-E. i A cold, but crisp frosty night tempted most people to spend the passing hours of IU 13 around the hearth or in bed. Still there were a large number on the streets, especially as the hour of eleven approached, at which time watch night services were held in the various churches of the town. St. Catherine's was fall, and an impressive service was coodncterl by the vicar, Rev. E. J. Ilowells, B.D. The service at the Tabernacle Congregational Church was conducted by Mr William Cole iu the absence of the pastor, Hev. D. Garro-Jones, through a family bereavement, and at the Wesleyan Church the Rv. G. J. Chamberlain officiated and gave an appropriate address. There was a full choir to mark the passing of a notable figure from the leadership. j The customary signal from the trawlers' "hooters" heralded the dawn of another, and let us hope a prosperous, year to the town and port. As usual there was much hilarity and singing bv bands of youths and maidens into the smalf hours, and in some parts of the town householders found it difficult to get their needed repose. CINDERELLA. DANCE. A very successful Cinderella dance was held on Friday night at the Skating Rink in connection with the private dancing classes held each Friday evening throughout the winter months. The room 'bad been very tastefully decorated, and the refreshments, which were provided under the direction of the ladies, were par excellence. Dancing was kept up until one o'clock. Mr F. George made an excellent M.C. and music was supplied by Miss Alexander. „ UNITED PRAYER MEETINGS. This, the first week of the New Year, is being observed by the Nonconformist churches of the town as a week of prayer, and a series of meetings have been arranged at the various places of worship. The first took place on Monday at North Road Baptist Chapel, when there was an encouraging attendance. The Rev. D. Garro-Jones presided, and gave an appropriate address. At the Tabernacle Congregational Church on Tuesday night the Rev. E. I. Tidman conducted the meeting, whilst to-night's meeting at the Weslevan will be taken by the Rev. John Evans, and to-morrow night at Rehoboth the Rev. G. J. Chamberlain will be in charge. The closing meeting will be held on Friday at the Friends' Meeting House, Priory Road. The meetings arc expected to do nflch to stimulate the work of the churches during the coming year. **< NEW YEAR'S SERVICES. At the various churches on Sunday the preachers gave special New dear's messages to their congrega- tions. At North Road Baptist Chapel the Rev. Ernest Y. Tidman, A.T.S., commenced his ministry under most encouraging circumstances, spleudid congregations assembling morning and evening. The morning discourse was based on Paul's words I can do all things through Christ, who streng- thenetb me," and formed the subject of an earnest appeal for service in the New Year. A talk to the children entitled "Facing two ways" was also very timely. Mr Tidman's recognition services are to be beld on Thursday, January 22nd, when amongst other ministers the Rev. B. Grey Griffith, B.D., Cardiff, will be present and preach in the afternoon. At the Wesleyan Church, Priory Road, on Sunday evening the pastor, Rev. G. J. Chamberlain, con- ducted a special service, to which members of the various athletic clubs in the town were specially invited. A practical and able sermou was given on subject Christian Athletics," the preacher's re- marks leaving a deep impression upon the congre- gation. COFFEE SUPPER AT THORNTON- j A pleasant little function was held at Thornton Baptist Church on New Year's Eve for the purpose of augmenting the new organ fnuLl. About 100 friends sat down to a coffee supper in the schoolroom, the tables being presided over by the lady members the tables beirg Fun justice was done to the good things provided and a very happy time was spent in social intercourse over the cup that cheers, and the last evening of 1913 passed in a fitting manner. A new instrument for the sanctuary is much needed, and the pastor, Rev. J. W. Evans, and bis officers are appealing for help towards this end. OBITUARY. We regret to record the death of a very old resident in Mrs Kinnard, of Priory Road, which took place on Monday morning. The deceased lady bad reached an advanced age and had been ill for some weeks. She was a native of Plymouth and came to reside with her sons at Milford Haven about 20 years ago. She was possessed of a kindly nature and much respected by her acquaintances. Two sons, Messrs William and James Kinnard, and two daughters are lfjt to mourn her loss. < ACCIDENT. Whilst working with the scrubbers on the steam trawler "Gwyneth" at the patent slip in the docks on Friday, Mr Albert Davies, of Priory Road, accidentally fell from the cradle" en to the slip, with the result that his right elbow was dislocated. He went to Dr. Griffith's surgery, where the arm was placed in a fixture, and on Saturday he went to Swansea Hospital for treatment. GOLF CATCHING ON. As we anticipated, now that the course is open for play, there have already been a goodly number of visitors to the Goosepill meadows and almost daily devotees of the royal and ancient game may be seen wending their way with golfing outfit in that direction. On Saturday afternoon there were no lessthan iJ2 doing the round of ii holes. Everything possible is being done by the committee to get the greens in good order, and ere long they hope to have a course equal to any in the district. Further, they have arranged with the Professional of the New Quay (Cardigan) Club to be in attendance on the course to give lessons from January 12th to :Mst inclusive, a fee of Is (id per hour for the same is payable in advance. Application for the times available should be made to the hon. sec., Mr J. W. Baker, The Grimsby Stores, The Docks. Telephone 82. The Docks Company have kindly permitted an approach to the course over the track across Victoria Lake, and steps have been provided wbifch lead up the cliff on to the fields. It is hoped to arrange for a formal opening shortly. WATERSTON CRICKET CLUB. I On Monday evening, January 5tb, the committee of the above assembled at the residence of Mr W. C. Jones, C.C., Waterloo, for their annual meeting to consider the financial state of the club. They found that, notwithstanding the unusually heavy expenses of the past season, there was still a balance in hand. The annual concert to augment the funds was fixed for Saturday, February 14th. At the conclusion of the business the President entertained all to a sumptuous supper. The club are greatly indebted to Mr Jones for the interest he evinces in the welfare of the club and who, in spite of the numerous public duties, still finds time to enjoy a game of cricket in the season, and to do much to help the club. He entertained his guests iu splendid style, and gave several humorous sketches. The father of the club, Mr C. Bevan, also gave a recitation in his best style entitled The children and Santa Claus. The genial treasurer, Mr W. Merriman, and his man made a merry couple and contributed some good vocal items. The others, too numerous to mention, did their best to make the evening enjoyable. After the usual votes of thanks the party broke up. THE COUNTY COUNCIL, it should be noted have not restricted Insured Persons in their choice of C H E 1\11 STand have not specially appointed anyone to receive STATE PRESCRIP- TlOiJS. Every Chemist in the County is on the Panel; you can take your prescriptions to any Chemist you prefer, and you can also change your Chemist, if you wish, at any time. Do not be in?uenced or deceived by anyone—? this ? ;/?- /<? ?<7/<< ??!' )'/? Act. You are invited to bring your Prescriptions to a Pharmacist who has spent I twenty years in the study and practice of his pro- fession, who will use only the best drugs and supply exactly what the Doctor orders. Competent and Experienced Staff always at vour service.—J. H. LLEWELLIN. F.S.M.C., M.P.S., DISPENSING CHEMIST, Hamilton Terrace, MILFORD HAVEN. 5Hl
Dates to be Remembered at Milford Haven. Every night, at 7.15 and D-\Yàbrook's Picture and Variety Palace. Twice nightly at 7 and 9, Picture Palace, Robert Street. Alternate Tuesday evening the Popular Concert at the Bethel. Monday, January 12th.-Salvation Army, Robert Street.-Public Tea, 4.30-6. Musical Festival at 7 30 by the Tenby Band. January 14th.-Marloes Baptist Chapel.- Lecture on 11 The Gower Oracle." Thursday, January 22. North Road Baptist Church.- Hecognition Services in connection with the settlement of Rev. E. V. Tidman, A.T S. Preacher Rev. B. Gray Griffith, B.D., Cardiff, in the afternoon. Public Services at 7.30 speakers Rev. R. Gray Griffith, B.D., Rev. J. M. Jones, Newport, Mon., and other ministers, etc. Thursday, Feb. 19th.-Milford Haven Male Voice Party. Grand evening concert at the Masonic Hall.
42 YEAilS AS CHOIRMASTER. I PRESENTATION TO MR. JAMES WALK LEY. At the close of the Watchnight Service at Priory Load esleyan Church. Milford Haven, on New lear s Eve, a remarkable record of faithful service came to an end bv the retirement of the veteran choirmaster, Mr James Walklev. who had filled the positton for the 10D g period of ?'2 years. It was in 1?1 -t the old Dartmouth S?eet Chapel that Mr \aik,ev took charge as leader and the choir then numbered a dozeu to-day there are about forfcv membcrs. Dar.i]^ this long perio;: the devoted choirmaster has kept a full record of the proceedings of the choir, me.lining a full list of hymns, chants and anthems. and other musical items. together with the name of the minister officiating and the organist. The and the or,inist. The chara?!ter ol the ma, char^ acter of the musical portion of the service is a testimony to Mr Walkley's musical tastes and qualities, and a few years ago he was presented with a testimonial in appreciation of his services, and it is with great rogret that the congregation learn of his retirement, due to no lack of interest but to the fcehcg that the time has arrived for a vounger man to assume the reins. }hr has led a litisv life since coming to Tl\liiiford as a young man from Cheltenham and is stiii a va:ned public servant. He was a member of the old };C)ard of Commissioners and has been on the l. roan District Council almost from its inception, having been twice chairman. He was also a mem- ber of the old Schoo! Board and takes the keenest interest in educational matters, being chairman of the locai group of Council School Managers and also a Governor of the Countv School. For manv years be was secretary of the Milford Haven Liberal Mlt..TAMF.S WAT.-KLEV. Association, and is still one of the stalwarts of Liberalism in the district. His is a record to he proud of and his many friends wish him manv more years of useful public service. At the conclusion of the programme at the \e""eyan social Oil New Year's Eye an interesting ceremony took pla.ee. The choir and the members auci friends could not allow such a unique record of talented faithfulness to pans without showing their appreciation and indebtedness for the tuition received at his hands. The honour of making the presentation was rightly deputed to the oldest mem. ber of the choir, Mr David Adams, who has sat in the o!d and Dew chapels under Mr Walklev for over SO years. In a happy speech, ou behalf of the choir. Mr Adams asked Mr Walklc-y to accept a purse of gold. Mr Waikley, who was much affected, thanked them for their kindness. He had. he said, always tried to do his duty during his long connection with the choir. He was not retiring because he was tired of the work, but because of the fact that he thought ayoziti-er man could, in yicw of his failing sight, do better service. lIe gave a most interesting resume of the work of the choir during the past 12 years, and in conclusion bore testimony to the faith- fulness with which he bad been supported bv the large number who have been and are now members of the choir. (Applause). The Hev. G. J. Chamberlain also paid a tribute to Mr Walkley's work. Afterwards a coffee supper was partaken of and a most pleasant and memorable social closed in lime for the watchnight service.
IIAKIN NEW COUNCIL SCHOOL. I SOCIAL EYEIl; AND DANCE. I The social evening and dance organised in con- nection with the evening classes at the Hakin New Council School on New Year's Day proved to be one of the most successful and enjoyable functions ever held in the ancient township of Hakin. The new school building lends itself admirably to a social gathering of this kind both for convenience and suitability, and the prettily decorated room was a real delight to the eyes of the merry-makers assem- bled therein. The organisation was perfect, and the M.C.'s (Mr TurbervUl and Air Stafford) are to be congratulated on the splendid programme provided. The spirit of clique—which so often mars the enjoy- ment of a minority at such assemblies—was con- spicuous by his absence, and everyone present, without exception, declared it one of the happiest evenings they had ever spent. The proceedings commenced just after 8 p.m., and from that time to the hour of closing there was not the slightest appearance of ennui. Miss E. McKenzie, of Haver- fordwest, proved herself an excellent pianist, and she was ably assisted bv Miss Alexander-, of Milford Haven. The kindness of the Rew P. Oswell in postponing the dance in the Milford Haven National School until the loth inst. was greatly appreciated. Mrs F. Vanghan and Miss Adams ably presided over the refreshments, which were of the usual excellent quality provided by Mr G. Shepherd of the Cafe Royal, Milford Haven. It is to be hoped that many such festive gatherings will be held in this building in the future, as it supplies a long felt want in the public life of Hakin, which has had to depend largely for its social life and amusements on the provision made in Milford Haven. The secret of the success of the Hakin evening classes is now out. It seems to lie in the fact that the interest of the I-had Teacher in bis pupils is not cribb'd, cabin'd and contin'd within the limits of the official syllabus, but embraces education in its widest sense, even to a personal sympathy with the hopes, aims and ambi- tions of the young men who assemble within his classes, and thus makes one mind between teacher and taught. The classes re-opened for the second half of the session on Monday last, and meet every Monday and Wednesday evening at 7.15. Subjects-.—Arithmetic, English, business correspondence, and drawing, and it is intended to commence an ambulance class for the members during January. Dr. W. S. Griffith has kindly consented to give the necessary lectures. A hearty welcome v% i'l be given by Mr Stafford to any new students (youths and men of any age above li) who would like to secure the full advantages which the classes undoubtedly offer. Terms—Is Od inclusive to end of session.
LOCAL AMUSEMENTS. WADBBOOK'S CINEMA AND VARIETY PALACE. Mr Scard gave his patrons an invitation to a dance at the close of the performance on New Year's Eve. The seats were removed and the fine boarded iloor lent itself admirably for the purpose. Needless to say a large number availed themselves of the invitation and a most enjoyable time was spent. Excellent dance music was provided and the light fantastic was tripped until the early hours. This consideration was highly appreciated by all present. The chief attraction at the Market Square this week is J. K. Reynolds and his West-end Company in the remarkable sketch, "Consoenee." It is one of the most unique acts we have seen and certainly nothing like it has been seen in the district. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday the company will change their act and give a representation, entitled, t -irinas. The pictures again include the usual extra star numbers, all of an exciting and interesting nature. Good audiences have assernbled I and appreciated a line ail-round programme. THE PICTURE PALACE. The programme last week quite fulfilled expecta- tions. but this week may be voted one of the best yet screened, for R magnitio'ent selection is being shown. The great future of course is "For the King.' thc first three nights dealing with the Army", whilst Thursday, Friday and Saturday the naval aspect of will be portrayed in an equally interest- ing manner. Interest in the continuation film "What happened to Mary" continues to increase each week and the instalments are keenly antici- pated. Special note is made of a magnificent drama. The Golden Cross." which has a particularly touch- ing side, and all who have seen it consider it amongst the best seen. On Monday night Miss Daisy Harries. A.L.C.M., sang the latest pantomine song and the chorus was promptly taken up. She will sing Wednesday, Thursday an(ISatur,lav and a change of songs each time. The programme for the latter half includes two great dramas, "The Mummers and "The Diamond Mystery," both of them full of thrilling incidents. No further words are needed to show that only the best of pictures are being procured and that Mr Stephan is sparing no pain or expense in catering for the public taste for films of all classes in the highest sense. The attendances especially at the first houses nightly encourage this, and as before stated several of the latest and most sensational pictures have been exclusively booked for many weeks to come.
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Do You Know? That the Postal Authorities are anxious to acquire the freehold of the Haverfordwest Post Office. That at present they have a lease on the premises and pay i'nj a year rent. That the property belongs to Perrot's Trustees. That an untoward incident happened on the Scotchweii on New Year's Day. That a local tradesman was engaged breaking the ice for the swans when he fell into the leet. That unfortunately be did not escape without a severe ducking. That Conservative ladies at Milford ilaven are active in promoting whist drives just now, That they are adopting novel methods to catch the unwary in the meshes of the Tory net. That members of the Liberal Club have actually been invited to the ladies' "drive at the Conserva- tive Club. That the Liberals should return the compliment. That the Local Government Board have sent an ultimatum to the Narberth Rural District Council with regard to the provision of workmen's cottages for St. Issell's parish. That the Council is allowed another two months in which to prepare a scheme. That failing its submission to the Board at the end of that period the Council will be declared in default. That with regard to the presentation to the Rev. J. Williams at Camrose last week, it is interesting to recall that there are several long pastorates in Pem- brokeshire. That the Rev. Theonh ilus John has been at Newton over 40 years. That the Rev. J. D. Jones lias been pastor of Bethany, Pembroke Dock, for about 30 years. That the Rev. Lewis Williams. Tierscross, Rev. Owen Jacobs, Haverfordwest. Rev. W. Powell, Keyiand.and Rev. E. Lawrence. Pope Hill, have all long periods of service to their credit. j That Mr J. C. Evans, assistant clerk to the Guardians, has been appointed Registrar of Marriages in succession to Mr Edmund Ellis. That I hope Mr Evans, like his predecessor, will live to witness 0,030 marriages. That Pembrokeshire, like Haverfordwest, is rapidly becoming crimeless. That yesterday again there were no prisoners for trial for the county. That there is only one criminal case for the Assizes next week. That the Bethlehem Tableaux has been a great success. That the last performance will be given to-night m the S. Martm's Schoolroom at p.m. That Mrs Gough Griffiths left for America on the 30th ult. That she intends visiting her brother who is seriously ill. That in the bustle of departure Mrs Griffiths left her hand-bag containing her ticket, etc., with her friends. That Lord St. Davids bought the brood mare Sprig of Heather, by Mackreath, for 41u guineas at Tatter- sal's on Monday. That Mr Rogers, lessee of the Haverfordwest tolls, has accepted the contract of the Carmarthen Borough tolls at That this will afford Mr Rogers extended scope for his activities, and he should do well. That £7::).) is paid for the Haverfordwest tolls this year. That a prominent Tory County Councillor and Magistrate nearly ran down with his car a County Councillor of opposite political views in Castle Square the other clay. That I can assure my readers there was no malice aforethought" in the incident. PERIWINKLE.
TENBY HUNT STEEPLE-CHASES. There is a long list of entries for the Tenby liunt steeplechases and hurdle races, to be held on January lltli and 15th.
"A HUBBERSTON SUNDAY SCHOOL." T,) the Editor of the Milford Hawn Telegraph." DKAR SII:,—In the article "AHubberston Sunday School Work 100 Years AEzo," given in your issue of last week, permit me to express my regret that I omitted the name of Mr T. G. Hancock of Hakin, who kindly lent me the book from which the extracts were taken. I beg to tender him my thanks and am sorry far my forgetfulness. Yours faithfullv, 'ALKLEY. JAMES WALKLEY. 101, Charles Street, Milford Haven. January 2, 1911. "TELEGRAPH" IN UNEXPECTED QUARTERS DEAR SIR,—I notice in your lasc issue a short account of a copy of your paper being placed under the foundation of Minicoy Lighthouse in the Arabian Sea by a native of Haverfordwest since deceased. You are no doubt aware that the builder is a native of Haverfordwest also, and he took with him three most reliable men and good mechanics—William Griffiths, Henry Thomas and George Williams. I am sorry to remember that Griffiths and Williams have passed away. Minicoy is situated in the Arabian Sea, in the direct course of steamers bound to Colombo passing though the Suez Canal. I always placed newspapers from home under any important work carried out by me. Minicoy is one 01 four lighthouses built by me for the Honourable Corporation, Trinity House, London, which includes the Eddystone off Plymouth. If vou care to insert this please do so, and oblige, Yours faithfullv. THOMAS EDMOND. ot, Longe Road, W. Croydon, London, Jan. 3rd, iyl4. "FAIR PLAY.' -Your letter will appear next week
BIRTHS. On December 26th, at St. Thomas Green, Haver- fordwest, the wife of Mr William Meredith-of a son. MARRIAGES. On December 31st, at the Wesleyan Chapel, Haverfordwest, by the Rev. J. H. Williugton. Mr Caleb Watts, Spittal, to Mary, only daughter of Mr Giiffithe, Trtffgarne. On December 31st, at Rudbaxton Church, by Rev. J. Hughes-Parry, Tom H. Pritchard, Loughor, to Lilian Juliet, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs T. Llewellyn, Corner Piece, Trefigame. On January 4th, at North Road Baptist Chapel, by the Rev. E Y. Tidman, Thomas J. Hutchins, second son of Mr T. J. Hutchins, chemist, Keath, to Gwendolen M. Hughes, second daughter of Mrs and the late Mr John Hughes, Priory Road. DEATHS. On December 2Gth, at Pen-y-Rock Farm, near Llandovery, after great suffering, borne with Christian patience, Chrietabel May, second daughter of W. J. Rosser, aged :tj years. On the :Hth ult. (Christmas Eve), at Ncrth John- i.-Las Eye ) at N'rrt h Job il. ston, Matthew Bennett, ftgad ,I years. On Christmas Day, December 21-Ith 1913, at 6 Market Street, Pembroke Dock, Mr John Davies, aged So years. For many years resident at 20 Meyrick Street. On December 25th, tt Wandsworth, London, Alfred Tails, Birrister-at-Law of the Middle Temple, at one time Surveyor of Taxes at Haverfordwest, the beloved husband of Emily Taffs (n"e Allan), peace- fully entered into rest after a very brief illness, in his 55th year. AClvN O W LEDG MEN T. Mrs Bsnnett and children desire to thank all the kind friends who sympathised with them personally or by letter in their recent berevemont. 667
APPROACHING EVENTS. January Sth.-O,,t. Thumas Parish Tea, to be followed by an entertainment, consisting of musical sketches by that eminent entertainer, Mr Fred Wilshire, who created such a favourable impression in connection with the St. Maiy's Church aucual tea last year. In addition to the above Miss Amy Jones, L.R A.M., will give Scenes fiom a Children's Operetta. 613 January 11 and 12. — Merlin's Bridge Wesleyau Chapel Sunday Schoool prize-giving Bervices. 2.30 preacher: Rev. G J Chamberlain I; p in. Mr C. E. Lawrence. Monday evening 7.30 Rev W. Mendus. January 15.—Merlin's Bridge Wesleyan Chal.ol.-Au evening concert will be held, to commenoe at 7.30. Tickets oue shilliug each. Pioceeds on bewt of Sunday School Clothing Club. Thursday, January 15th, 1914.—Tea and concert in connection with the Haverfordwest Women's Tent of the Independent Order of Rechabites, at Lower Temperance Hall. Tea at 5 p m. Tickets, moepenoe each Thui-sdav, January 15th.—Grand Concert at Council School, Johnston, in connection with Pope Hill Chapel. Local artistes will take part. Tickets Is and 6d. January 25 and 26.-Baptlbt Foreign Missions. -,kunual meetings at Bethesda and Hill Park Chapels. Particulars later. Sunday., February let, 1914. — Special services at Hill Park Chapel. Preacher, Rev. Daniel Hughes, Pontypool. Lecture on the following Monday nigbt. Thursday, February fith.- The annual tea and entertainment at the Tabernacle Chapel will talc* place on the above date.
-J-- The Pembrokeshire Hounds will meet on Monday, January 12th, at Llysyfran and on Thurs- day, January 15th, at Gouitrop; each day at 10.15 o'clocii. Liberals please noto that the annual meeting of members of the Haverfordwest Liberal Club will be held on Tuesday next, the 13th January, when all members are expected to be present. Chair to be taken at eight p.m. Death of I f:3 Lowhss, Pembroke.—Mrs Mary Ann Lowless, mother of Mr n. D. Lowless, town clerk of Pembroke, and Mr Norman Lowless, solicitor, has passed away at the age of 73. A native of London, she had resided in Pembroke over forty years. She was a member of the Pembroke Guardians for eighteen vearr. Gulden Wedding.— Mr and Mrs John Hughes, Albert Street, celebrated their golden wedding on Christmas Day. Mr and Mrs Hughes were married at Bryntnawr Baptist Chapel, and have four children living. The happy couple are quite hale and hearty, Mr Hughes, in particular, being especially vigorous for a man over tO. Wo regret to announce the death of Mr Charles Potter, sen., of the firm of Potter Bros., of Kingsland-road, N.E. He was for nearly forty years part proprietor of the" HacKney and Kiogsland Gazette." He entered the business of his father at the early age of thirteen years, and about two years ago took up residence at Bournemouth, where be parsed away. Mr Tafia.— Many of our tellers will loavn with regret of the rather sudden death of Mr Alfred Taffs, formerly Surveyor of Taxes in Haverfordwest, which occurred at Wandsworth, London, on Christ- inas Day. The deceased was in his 55th year, and married Miss Allen, niece of Alderman Thomas James, late of this town. After leaving Haverford- west Mr Taffs studied for the bar, and at the time of his demise was a member of the Inner Temple. The deceased leaves a widow and three children to mourn his loss. Death of Mr James, Mill Inn.—A very sad death occurred yesterday morning when Mr Isaac James, of the Mill Inn, passed away after a long ill- ne&s borne with great patience and Christian forti- tude. Deceased, who was 45 years of ageqbaci b.,(,n suffering from consumption for three years. He went to a sanatorium, but the disease was too advanced for a cure to be effected, and with great resignation of spirit he came home to await the ineulable cud. lie possessed a very sweet and lov- ably disposition, and was very popular with all who knew him. Prior to becoming the licensee of the Alill Inn he was butler with the late Admiral Stokes at Scotchwel). lIe leaves a widow, one daughter, and other relatives, with whom the deepest sympathy is felt. The funeral will tale place at Uzmaston on Sunday afternoon. Outbreak of Fire.—About five o'clock on Monday morning Mr James Mumford, Swan-sqnare, awoke to lind a strong smell of fire, and on opening the bedroom door the landing and staircase were full of smoke. Groping his way downstairs he found the dining room practically ablaze, and efforts to rescue a favourite toy Pomeranian were fruitless, the poor little animal having been suffocated before help arrived. Its dead body was found huddled up near the door. Mr Mumford roused the neighbours and the Hev E. Nicholson Jones, Mr Sidney Evans, Dr. Jordan/ Mr GrimM's. Mr Page, Mr Reynolds, Mr Jordan, Pkiiiips, Mr J. MGrn'"l\ were promptly Sidney on the scene, and by their united efforts the tire, which was traced to an old rafter running along the tloor near the dining-room fireplace, was extin- guished. Hut the contents of the dining room were completely destroyed, and the loss is not, we regret to say, covered by insurance. neath of Mrs. Davie?, Prendergast Hill. -\Va regret to announce the death of Mrs Davies, Prendergast Hill, widow of Mr George Da.vies, which took place on Sunday. Mrs Davies had been in feeble health for some time past, but only on Christmas Day she took to hed, and even then no immediate danger was apprehended. Deceased, who survived her husband three years, was one of the oldest and most highly esteemed members of the Tabernacle Church. Her common-sense views, her kindly and even generous disposition, and her interest, not only in church, but in town sffairs, won for her the friendship and admiration of a wide circle who will deeply deplore her loss. The sad news of Mrs Davies's death was announced at the Tabernacle on Sunday evening by the Rev. E. Nicholson Jones, who made sym pathetic reference to the church's los. The news created a painful sur- prise, as many people were unaware of the fact that Mrs Davies was seriously HI, and the congregation joined in singing a specially appropriate hymn. Deceased, who was 71 years of age, leaves two sons and four daughters to mourn her loss. The funeral takes place to-morrow at Prendergast churchyard. Social at Botliesd,i.-One cf the most enjoyable and successful socials ever held in con- nection with Bethesda was that arranged for New Year's Eve by the deacons of the church. The Bchoolroom was crowded, and a miscellaneous programme was excellently rendered, those con- tributing beingMiss Sybil Dawkins, Miss Freda. Liewellin, Mr George Weller, Mr Willie White (solos), Miss Madge Liewellin (recitation), Miss borothy Liewellin (Highland dance), Miss Scales Llovd (pianoforte solo). Banjo and mandoliuo selections were given by Messrs Itichardu and Francis. As accompanist Miss Scales Lloyd left I nothing to be desired. A popula-r feature of the entertainment were competitions of a somewhat novel character. The loudest whistling competition provoked much fun, and out of four competitions the prize was awarded to Miss C. A. Campbell. There were a large number of competitors for the missing line competition, and Mr Dagwell, Portfield, was declared the wiuner. Four competitors entered for the impromptu speech, the winner being Mr George Reynish. A coffee supper was also served, and the social was followed by an impressive watch-night service. Tabernacle Guild.—The Mock Parliamen- tary Election, which was held in connection with the Tabernacle Guild at the schoolroom on Monday evening, proved most diverting. The returning officer and chairman was Mr D. Llewellyn Davjes, and the Liberal, Socialist and Conservative candi- dates were respectively Messrs Gwyn Phillips, Elton payias and D. J. Lloyd, each of whom delivered an abl.e address, reviewing the past and mak- ing glowing promises for the future. Great amuse- ment was caused when, in the course of the evening, three of the members, Messrs. Eddie Jones, George M. Davies and Willie White suddenly made their appearance, dresecd as women of the militant suffra- gist character, wielding hammers and carrying a banner, on which was boldly inscribed the motto, "Votes for Women." Their get-up was really excellent, and the interjected questions they put tq j the candidates in a falsetto voice were most enter- taining, and produced screams of laughter. Volleys of questions were also tired at the candidates by Messrs John Morgan, George Thomas, G. Evans, Willie Noot and the ltev. E. Nicholson Jones. On voting papers being handed round and duly marked, they were counted by the scrutinees, Messrs T. Bleddyn and G. Evans, after which the result of the election was deciared as follows:—Socialist, s votes Conservative 17 votes; Liberal, votes. The Liberal was therefore declared elected arnia loud applause.. NoIton Haven Temperance Society.—The niuth annual tea and entertainment in connection with the above society was held on New Year's Day. The tea tables were tastefully decorated, and presided over by the Misses E. Owen and E. M. 'J^nton, who were assisted by a band of willing helpers. A :0 number sat dowa to tea and greatly enjoyed the good things thai; provided. In the evening an entertainment was given by the members of the society, whicn was ably presided tfVdr by Mr William Griffiths, Nolton Cross, who gave a very instructive address and kept the large Audience in very good humour. The entertainment consisted of recitations by Miss E. M. Canton, Gwen Davies, OhldYb nad Winnie Redcliffe, George aud Howar d Morgan and Ben Davjes solos by Miss E, M. Jantoiij Messrs J. W. Thomas and W. Carter Hup* hy Messrs J. Davies and II. Lee; quartettes iv Miss E. M. Canton and party, and Miss Davies and party. Three choruses were rendered by the choir which was under the able leadership of Mr J. Davies. The duties of accompanists were ably carried out by Miss L. Canton and Mr J. S. Owen, Summerhill. There was also an interesting dialogue performed, and a competition on unpunctuated reading which was selected and adjudicated on by the President. This competition was very keenly contested by six competitors and resulted iu the Misses E. M. Canton and E. Thomas winning the first prize, and Messrs J. and W. G. Davies the second. The above items were greatly enjoyed by a very appreciative audience. The singing of the Doxology brought a very successful meeting to a close.