Pembrokeshire Police. SHORTAGE OF CONSTABLES. DIFFICULTY OF GETTING RECRUITS. Sir Charles Philipps presided at a meeting of the Pembrokeshire Standing Joint Committee at the Shire Hall, Haverfordwest, on Monday, when there were also present :-Co!. Ivor Philipps, M.P. Col. W. R. Roberts, Messrs W. Howeil Walters, A. W. Massy, H. E. E. Puilipps, C. F. Egerton Allen, W. T. Davies, E. D. Jones, B. G. Llewhelin, F. Lort Phillips, E. H. James, with the clerk of the Peace (Mr R. A. Wheatley). DIFFICULTY OF GETTING CONSTABLES. Arising oat of the minutes was a qnestion as to the appointment of au additional six constables, D.C.C. James, replying to the Chairman, said they i were recruiting but had only been able to secure three men thus far. The difficulty was not one of height but of education. The Chairman Then you are not in a position to carry out the scheme. D.C.C. James: I think it wjas only in contempla- tion, and it should not come into force until the 1st Anril t' LIGHTS FOR MOTOR CYCLES. Reference was made to the recent decision of the High Court that motor cycles should carry a rear light. The Clerk said this had been knocked on the bead by the L.G.B. order, which provided for the exemp- tion of motor bicycles carrying a rear light except where there was a side-car or similar attachment. The Board, however, added that they bad still the matter under consideration." Col. Ivor Philipps We are in the same boat and in the same position. The Chairman: They have amended their own order. Mr Egerton Allen asked where the convenience of the public came in? The Chairman Do you disapprove of the Govern- ment's action? (Laughter). Mr Egerton Allen replied that he certainly wanted more information about the matter. The Chairman It means that there will be no prosecution and that motor cyclists can go on riding RQ hpfnr«3 SHORT MEASURE. The Chairman mentioned that at the Public Works Committee a discussion took place whether in a place like Milford, where there were a lot of coal carts the police should not be empowered as well as the Inspector of Weights and Measures, to see that they bad proper weights and scales. The Clerk had written to the Board of Trade on the subject. The Clerk read a reply from the Board of Trade to the effect that local authorities had power to appoint other officers besides inspectors of weights and measures as to the sale of coal. They also gave an instance of what had been done in this way in the West Hiding of Yorkshire. D.C.C. James said he would rather that the whole of the constabulary should not be asked to do this work bu.t only suitable certain men for each place. The Clerk remarked that the complaint was that when the coal vendors knew the inspector was about the scales were in the cart and not at other times. The Chairman considered that every rural police- man might act as an inspector and one or two in the towns. Col. Ivor Philipps said the whole county should be covered. Mr Llewhelin thought that only the inspector of weights and measures should prosecute. D.C.C. James I would have no objection to hand over any reports to the County Council. Mr Howell Walters said the moral effect of the police prosecuting would be much greater and there would be a much better chance of putting a stop to short weight. Mr Egerton Allen said there should be notices distributed for the protection of the public them- selves. Col. Ivor Philipps proposed that the suggestion should be made to the County Council and all the bye-laws should be revised and formed into a small book and copies submitted to all officials concerned. Mr Egerton Allen Including the petty sessional courts. This was agreed to. It was also agreed that police officers should be empowered to carry out the provisions of the Weights and Measures Act with regard to the Sale of Bread Act and that they be given authority to take proceedings under these bye-laws. CRIME DURING THE YEAR. The following report of the Chief Constable was presented by D.C.C. James "I have the honour to present my report of crime and other offences known to the police for the year 1913. The number of indictable offences reported was 155, for committing which 90 persons were arrested, and 30 proceeded against by summons. This shows an increase of 21 in the number of crimes, and of 5 in the number prosecuted on the last annual return. Those arrested were disposed of as follows:—11 discharged, 20 committed for trial, and 59 tried summarily. Of these one was acquitted, the charges against seven were proved and dismissed under Section 1 of the Probation of Offenders' Act, 1907. Three Probation Orders were made under Section 2 of the same Act, and 48 convicted. Of the latter two were bound over with recognizances, 29 imprisoned and 17 fined. Of those summoned one was discharged, two com- mitted for trial, and 33 tried summarily. Of the latter six were acquitted, the charges against 10 were proved and dismissed under Section 1 of the Probation of Offenders Act, 1910, five Probation Orders made under Section 2 of the same Act, and 12 convicted. Of these three were bound over with recognizances and nine fined. The number of persons proceeded against for other offences was 1,409, being a decrease of 205 from the number of offences and of 152 from those convicted from last year's annual return. The charges against 103 were withdrawn or dis- missed, 1»1 proved and dismissed under Sec. 1 of the Probation of Offenders' Act, 1907, and 1,235 con- victed. Of these (j2 were imprisoned, one bound over, and 1,172 fine/J. Not included in the above, 108 applications and 29 orders were made in quasi-criminal cases, and 648 rate cases were determined. 130 deaths were reported to coroners, and 87 in- quests held. 3,816 persons were supplied by the police with casual ward tickets at the following places :— Haverfordwest 1,17 Narberth 1,632 Pembroke. 712 being a decrease of 1,68i from Jast year's figures. POLICE ESTIMATES. The Clerk presented his estimates for the quarter ( 'I'his was an addition of amounting to £ 2292 7s 9d. This was an addition of £92 3s Id to that of the corresponding period of last year which was in consequence ol the extra police to be employed.
Roadmen's Round Robin." £ 1 A WEEK WANTED. At a meeting of the Pembrokeshire Main Roads I Committee at Haverfordwest on Monday, Colonel Philipps, M.P., presiding, a "round robin" was received from the roadmen asking for a minimum wage of XI a week. Mr W. G. Eaton Evans said that the wages of the roadmen were recently considered by a sub-com- mittee and he moved that the present application lie on the table. The Chairman said that ten men who had applied were being paid 18s a week. They had received no increase. Seven men who applied were receiving 188 a week. They were recently advanced from 17s. One man applied who was receiving 19s a week, and*who had received no increase. Two men applied who were in receipt of 19s a week and who had been advanced from 18s. Two men applied who were now getting £1 week, and who recently received Is advance. Capt. James referred to a very deserving workman in the Dinas district, who was only getting 18s a week. Mr W. Howell Walters seconded the resolution that the application be allowed to lie on the table. Mr B. G. Llewhelin moved that the matter of the roadmen's wages be re-considered. He considered that the men were worth Xl a week. Mr W. T. Davies seconded. Mr Robert Cole supporting, remarked that every- thing was "on the rise," and if a workman was not worth fl a week he was not worth much. It was pointed out that the roadmen employed by the Fishguard Urban District Council received 22s (jd a week, and the Chairman agreed that public bodies, in order to set a good example, should pay a wage above the average of the district. In reply to the Chairman, Capt. James said that in the Dinas district farmers paid their labourers up to zC40 a year, with maintenance. Chairman: That is a great deal more than 18a a week. We ought to be good employers of labour and set an example to other people. Of course as a public body we ought to be very careful, as it is very easy to spend other people's money. Mr W. G. Eaton Evans remarked that one road- man might be worth 30s a week and another perhaps not worth 15s. Capt. James: If a man is not worth £1 a week he ought not to be on the road at all. Chairman: We have kept on a good many old men. Mr Cole asked the Committee to lay down a mini- mum wage. Mr Howell Walters said that farmers of Dinas were not paying their labourers anything like zCl a week. Capt. James: I live in the district, but perhaps Mr Howell Walters knows better than I do. Eventually the matter was referred to a special meeting of the Main Roads Committee. n » —
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PEMBROKESHIRE ASSIZES THREE PRISONERS FOR TRIAL. GIRL'S ATTEMPTED SUICIDE. PROPOSED ABOLITION OF GRAND JURIES. The Pembrokeshire Assizes were held at the Shire Hall, Haverfordwest, yesterday, before Mr Justice Rowlatt. The Judge arrived in Haverfordwest by the London to Neyland express on the previous evening and on Tuesday morning attended divine service at St. Mary's Church, the service being taken by the sheriff's chaplain, Yen. Archdeacon Williams. His Lordship was accompanied on the bench by the Hi"h Sheriff of the county (Col. Keith Harries), the High Sheriff of the town (Mr Francis D. Phillips), the Chaplain, Sir Charles Philipps, Dr. Henry Owen, Mr E. D. Jones, and other. There were three criminal cases. PROPOSED ABOLITION OF GRAND JURIES. The Judge, addressing the county Grand Jury, of which Sir Owen Scourfield was foreman, said the three cases for trial would not give the Jury much trouble. He wished, however, to detain them a few minutes on the question of the retention of the Grand Jury system which was now before the public. It was a question to which attention ought to be drawn in every county so that a broad public opinion might be formed, because he certainly held the view that the public ought to be in touch with and take an interest in the administration of criminal justice. It had been said that the Grand Jury had outlived its utility, and that it was a mere formality to call them there to deal with such cases as was before the present assize. It was perhaps true that as a mere matter of protection for the people who were charged, the Grand Jury was not necessary. But it was a mistake to suppose that the Grand Jury was instituted to stand between the committing magistrate and the person on trial. Historically, the Grand Jury came before the committing magistrate. The Grand Jury found out and brought to the attention of the law court the supposed commission of some crime and the magistrate merely caught the criminal when he could and committed him for trial. Even to-day it was possible in certain cases to go before the Grand Jury or some official of the court even if a magistrate had not committed. It was worth thinking over carefully whether it was worth while throwing away an institution which enabled the general body of the county to bring a person to trial. Magistrates and officials of the present day were very excellent people, but they did not know what they might be in the future, Some- one bad very aptly described the Grand Jury as the watch dog of the country. They did not want the dog to be always barking, but it was well to have him there. There was another reason for the reten- tion of the Grand Jury, and that was the making of presentments. It was a very useful thing that there should be some means whereby a community could definitely and with weight express its view upon some matter touching crime or the administration of justice. It gave an opportunity of public opinion to be formed in a proper and methodical way. Further, the Grand Jury could throw out bills. Sometimes people were committed for trial with more zeal than discretion, and the privilege the Grand Jury was able to exercise was a very useful one. There were many cases in which by far the best way out of the matter .was for the Grand Jury to throw out the bill. On the other hand, there was a certain amount of hardship in large towns when the witnesses had to be summoned on the first day of the trial to go before the Grand Jury, and then perhaps had to return home and await the day of trial. That was an important consideration and re- quired to be met. But to sum up he was bound to say that the Grand Jury was an institution which possessed great usefulness, even if it was not very prominently visible. It was a question that required consideration, and the Grand Jury might think it over and see whether it was wise to scrap that old institution. The Grand Jury afterwards made a presentment against the abolition of the Court of Assizes and Quarter Sessions, but advocating some alteration in the matter of procedure and the calling of witnesses. The Judge promised that the presentment should be forwarded to the proper authorities. WHITE GLOVES FOR HAVERFORDWEST. There was no criminal or civil business for the town and county of Haverfordwest, and in honour of there being a clean sheet the high sheriff (Mr Francis D. Phillips) presented the Judge with a pair of white gloves. YOUNG WOMAN'S ATTEMPTED SUICIDE. Margaret Lewis (21), a good-looking and inteUigent young woman, pleaded guilty to a charge of at- tempted suicide by taking a quantity of belladonna liniment. Mr Marlay Samson, who prosecuted, said that the prisoner was a young woman who had on two occa- sions given birth to illegitimate children, but other- wise bore an excellent character. She was m the employ of Mr Ogleby, a Pembroke butcher, against whom she had no cause of complaint. The evening before the attempted suicide took place she was out for a walk with a young man and when they separ- ated she seemed in the very best of spirits. After she took the poison the young woman was found to be in a very dangerous state. She was removed to the Workhouse, and the Workhouse Master and Matron bad very kindly gone surety for her. Mr Samson added that there seemed no real reason why she should have taken the poison. The Judge asked if no one could throw any light on the matter. Mr Samson replied in the negative, and said that nothing had happened between her and her employer or between her and the young man with whom she was keeping company. The Judge Any other trouble expected ? Mr Samson No. Counsel added that the prisoner was a sharp and intelligent girl, and there was no explainable reason why she should have committed this rash act. Prisoner had nothing to say and the Judge re- marked that it was a very wicked thing to try and kill herself. P.S. William James was called, but was not able to assign any reason for the prisoner's action. The young woman's father was called, and the Judge told him that it was a terrible thing for a girl like that to be brought up on such a charge. She seemed to have every reason, he added, to live a use- ful life. The prisoner's father was bound over in the sum of £10 for the good behaviour of his daughter. NOT GUILTY." I James Hamer, 18, a shipwright's apprentice, Goodwick, pleaded not guilty to having had carnal knowledge on two dates with Rachel Ann James, a girl 14 years of age. Mr Bowen Davies (instructed by Mr W. T. S. Tombs) prosecuted, and Mr Marlay Samson (instructed by Mr William Evans) defended. Prosecutor detailed the circumstances of the alleged offence. On the first occasion, in June, she was crossing a lonely moor with her brother, aged 8, when prisoner and another young man, named Frederick Hughes, overtook her. When prisoner was alone with her he attempted to assault her, and later renewed the attempt and succeeded. After- wards he told her that if she got into trouble she was not to put the blame on him, and that if she did he would say it was someone else. On another occasion an intimacy took place, and she was now enciente. Cross-examined by Mr Samson, witness said she had served in the bar with her father at the Rose and Crown inn, Good mick. She admitted that men named Bernstein and Kelly unsuccessfully attempted to assault her, and to having told certain people that she was 17 years of age. She was proud of the fact that she was a tall girl. Dr. O'Donnell, Fishguard, spoke to examining the girl in November, when he found her from three and a half to four months' pregnant. David James, landlord of the Rose and Crown Inn, David Jameosf bis daughter to be 15 years of age on December 14th last. P.S. Phillips gave evidence of arresting the prisoner who said he was a fool to have gone with the girl; others had been as well, some old enough to be her father. For the defence, Mr Samson called the prisoner, James Hamer, who said he was a shipwright's apprentice with the G.W.R- marine department, and was 18 years of age last October. He remembered visiting the Rose and Crown Inn on December 14th, 1912, and the girl said it was her birthday. He asked how old she was and she said 17. The first time be went for a walk with herwasinJune in company with a boy named Hughes. He declared that on one occasion he found Bernstein and the girl in a corn- field in a compromising attitude. With regard to the statement to the police sergeant what he said was that be was a fool to go out with the girl not to "go with her. Fred Hughes corroborated the prisoner's story as to what occurred during their walk in June. Capt. Sharp, who was called to give evidence of character, said the lad was smart and bore a good character. Time Judge remarked that unfortunately good character did not take them very far in these cases, because the best men sometimes gave way to a sudden impulse. Mr Samson, addressing the jury, said they would naturally pay more attention to the evidence of one whose character was such as that given by Captain Sharp than they would to the evidence of one who had, upon her own admissions, proved herself un- truthful, unreliable, and immoral. Mr Bowen Davies expressed surprise at the attempt made by the defence to blacken the girl's character. The Jury returned a verdict of not guilty," and the prisoner was discharged. The assizes adjourned until to-day, when a case of alleged criminal assault from Pembroke will be dealt with. TO-DAY'S SITTING. His Lordship sat to-day to hear a charge of criminal assault, the prisoner being Albert Footner, 31, labourer, Pembroke Dock, and the complainant Mary Elizabeth Haman. Prisoner pleaded not guilty, and at the time of going to press the case was 1 still proceeding.
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Masonic Banquet. INSTALLATION OF HIGH SHERIFF. The installation of Bro. Francis Daniel Phillips, Senior Warden, as Worshipful Master of the Cambrian Lodge, No. 461, Haverfordwest, which took place at the Masonic Hall, Haverfordwest, on Wednesday last, was, we believe, unique in the history of Freemasonry in Haverfordwest. Mr Phillips is the first High Sheriff of the town to be installed Worshipful Master, and the interest in the ceremonv may be gauged from the fact that over 80 Brethren attended the Lodge, and 70 attended the banquet, every one of the eleven lodges in the Province of the Western Division being represented with the exception of Llanelly. The installing master was Wor. Bro. W. F. Thomas, and after the ceremony the W.M. invested his officers as follows: -Wor. Bro. W 1" Thomas, I.P.M. Bro. F A Scott, Senior Warden; Bro. J J Davies, B.D., Junior Warden; Bro. F J Warren, Treasurer Wor. Bro. John Evans, P.P.A.G.D.C., Secretary; Bro. Hugh J P Thomas, Senior Deacon; Bro. W B W John, Junior Deacon; Wor. Bro. Lewis H. Thomas, P.P.G.R., Director of Ceremonies; Wor. Bro. A H Howard, P.G.D.C., Assist. Director of Ceremonies; Wor. Bro. J G Summons, P.P.G.O., Organist; Bro. IS Roberts, Assist. Sec.; W. Bro. John James, P.G.J.W., Almoner; Bro. P S Mock, Inner Guard Bro W C Llewellin, Senior Steward Bro. Howard E Jenkins, Junior Steward; Bro. Owain Thomas, Assist. Steward Bro. J H Llewellin, Asst. Steward Bro. Tom Davies, Charity Steward; Bro. W. James, Tyler. Among those present were: Lord Kensington, the Right Provincial Grand Master, D.S.O.; T. Rule Owen, the W.M. Deputy Provincial Grand Master E G Elford Prov. Grand Senior Warden; John i James, Prov. Grand Junior Warden; Col. W R Roberts, P.G., Secretary; Bros. E L Thomas, Swansea; Francis Cook, Swansea; W E Millar, Swansea; James Thomas, Milford; John Eraser James, Milford LI. Meyler, Milford W T S Tombs, Fishguard James Thomas, Fishguard; E W Rees, Fishguard J Gledhill, Fishguard W J Davies, I Fishguard; T Bishop, Fishguard; Philip Morgan, Pembroke Dock; Alfred Davies, Castlemartin D i G Lewis, Narberth W. J. Watkins, Aberystwyth I R H Wheatley, Haverfordwest; W J Jones (mayor of Haverfordwest); W N Hyde, L. and P. Bank, Haverfordwest; T Y Lewis, Lloyd's Bank, Haver- fordwest A H Howard, Metropolitan Bank, Haver- fordwest, and others. The ceremony over, a banquet was held in the Hall, and after a splendid repast, the following toasts were submitted and well received — The King The M.W. Grand Master H.R H. the Duke of Connaught, K.G., and the Officers of the Grand Lodge, present and past"; "The R.W. Bro. the Right Hon. Lord Kensington, D.S.O., Prov. Grand Master"; "The V.W. Bro. T. Rule Owen, Deputy P.G.M., and the Officers of the Grand Lodge present and past The W.M. The Installing Master "The Masonic Charities" "The Visiting Brethren The Past Masters of the Lodge The Officers of the Lodge and The Tyler's Toast." The catering was excellently carried out by Bro. W. F. Thomas, Haverfordwest.
HOW DYSPEPTICS CAN EAT WHAT THEY WANT WITHOUT PAIN. In the vast majority of cases, states a leading specialist, indigestion, dyspepsia, and other so- called stomach troubles are in no way due to the fault of the stomach itself, but most entirely to fermentation of the food contents and the resultant formation of acid and gas which irritate and inflame the delicate lining of the stomach, and unnaturally distend the stomach walls, causing displacement of the vital organs and dangerous pressure on the heart and lungs. He estimates that 96 per cent. of all stomach pains, either acute or chronic, are directly or indirectly due to acid fermentation all of which he has proved can be avoided by neutralising the acid and stopping the fermentation by means of a simple antacid known among and obtainable from all chemists under the name of bisurated magnesia half a teaspoonful in a little water immediately after eating, effectively preventing the slightest indication of fermention and discomfort even in the severest cases. Inquiry among chemists confirmed the remarkable value of this product, but readers are cautioned when purchasing to see that the name is spelled b-i-i-u-r-a-t-e-d, as there are other chemical products bearing names similar to bisurated magnesia, but which are lacking in its valuable properties. 680
Tenby Hunt Week. LOUD AND LADY ST. DAVIDS' HUNT! BREAKFAST. I 1 The festivities attending the Tenby Hunt Week were opened yesterday, when Lord and Lady St. Davids gave a hunt breakfast at Lydstep Haven, where the meet of Mr Seymour Allen's hounds took place. There was a large attendance at the meet, though the frost, which held the ground in its grip, prevented any eerions attempt at hunting. Lady St. Davids and her son, the Hon. Colwyn Philipps, received the guests. The house party included Lady Mary Plunkett, Miss Merry, Miss Starling, Mr Ansiruther, Mr Mansel Lewis, Mr Rupert Lewis, and Mr Turner. Among others present were: Lord Aberdare, Lady Scourfield, Mr H Seymour Allen, M.F.H., General Triscot, Capt. Grant. R N., Captain and Mrs Andrews, Mr G Lort Stokes, Mrs Hawkesley, Mrs Goodeve, Miss Milward, Mr C H Vickerman, Colonel and Mrs Jones- Williams, Miss Miers, Capt. Saurin, Miss Vachell, Mrs Walcott, Mr and Mrs Delme Evans, Mr Loftus Adams, I Mr J H Howell, M.F.H., Capt. Longcroft, the Hon. Mrs Devereux, Mrs Harrison, Mr C Barclay, the Rev. D M Morris (Penally), Miss Clifton, Dr. C Mathias, and Mr Lewis. The first of the Hunt Week balls took place at the Royal Assembly Rooms last evening. The attendance was large. The gentlemen acting as stewards for the week are Lord St. Davids, Hon. Cohvyn Philipps, Hon. Herbert Lewis, Sir C E G Philipps, Bart., Sir Owen C Philipps, K.C.M.G., Mr H Seymour Allen, M.F.H., Colonel N Seymour Allen, Mr Hugh Allen, Mr C Barclay, Colonel Carlron, R A, Mr T D S Cunioghame, Mr Warren de ia Rue, Major Glascott, Colonel Goodeve, Captain Grant. R.N., Mr H E H Kent, Mr W H Montagu Leeds, Mr Robert Lock, Colonel Meynck, C.B., Captain D Hughes Morgan, Mr Sackville H. Owen, Mr Poyer L Penn, Mr F Lort Phillips, Colonel Ivor Ftuiippg. D.S.O., M.P., Mr H E E Philipps, Captain Plumer, R.N., Mr W M Saurin, Mr C W R Stokes, Mr G Lort Stokes, General Triscott, C. B D. S.O., Colonel Trower, Lieut.-Colonel L I Wood.
THE DISTRICT COUNCIL WORKMEN. To the Editor of the Milford. Haven Telegraph." DEAR SIR,-The meeting Of the District Council as reported in your columns last week was distinctly interesting. Is it too much to expect that the committee appointed to regulate the hours of the roadmen will in this act graciously and give the men the half- holidays on Saturdays. Yours with regard, PROLETARIAT. I HOOK-TO-FREYSTROP ROAD. SlR,-I was very much interested in the discussion at the last meeting of the Haverfordwest Rural District Council on the proposed new road at Hook. Several District Councillors seem to have very hazy notions on the matter, and I should very much like if they would send down a committee to go over the road. Hook women think that the Rev. Henry Evans ought to fulfill his election pledges by supporting the road. At the last meeting he referred to the fact that Llangwm (?) women bad for their own convenience gone out to repair the footpath along the beach. What purpose was there in stating that ? The road through Freystrop is a bog, and without a good supply of stones we could have done little or nothing there. There are stones near at hand on the beach, however. Rev. Henry Evans's remark leads one to think that he is opposed to the new road certainly he has never shown himself very enthusi- astic in its favour. Another Councillor whom we would like to see the road is Mr W. Howell Walters. And having seen it we are sure he would be foremost in support- ing a project for the improvement of this outlandish district. Yours, &c., A HOOK WOMAN. THE SUPPLEMENTARY TEACHER AND HER SALARY. Sir,—A member of our staff of the supplementary grade commenced work under me about 51 years ago at a salary of £ 2G per annum, and after these years of experience her salary is still zC26 per annum. I At the beginning of her teaching career, l un- hesitatingly say that she was not worth as a teacher more than £10 per annum. Many of this class have left school before they were 14 years of age haying passed only Standard VI. or V. and have read since !itt)e or nothing when they are engaged to teach (U To return to our teacher I unhesitatingly say She is worth now X35 per annum, and should get it. She works unflinchingly all day and every day and in an intelligent manner. She teaohes her class in all the subjects required, and is a good all-round teacher in the lower division of the school. In the teaching of singing she excels any of the assistants I have ever had. The first three years of a supple- mentary teacher can certainly be regarded as a term of apprenticeship. Throughout this period one of two things must happen-the Head Teacher must devote a very considerable part of his time in show- ing her not only how to teach but also how to handle a class, or he must leave her to battle her way un- aided. By the first plan the Head Teacher's own class (Standard IV. and upwards in a rural school) will greatly suffer, and children during these years will leave school with a greatly defective education in consequence, unless the Head Teacher detains his class after the usual hours for instruction, a course through which he and the scholars would suffer. In the second case the younger children entrusted to the care of the new supplementary undergo a wondrously curious experimental infliction in teach- ing. In this case also, the principal teacher suffers badly, for be, in defence of his new helper-his apprentice,—is called upon to inflict an unusual amount of punishment. 1 venture to say that during this period much harm is done and much money thrown away. But after this period of apprenticeship surely she is worth XSO per annum, and should advance to X35 per annum in the course of the two following years. FAIR PLAY. P .s.-Correctly speaking there should be no room for supplementary teachers in any school.
I A Pembrokeshire Diary. Save for the fact that he contested Pem- brokeshire at the bye-election in 1898 in opposition to Mr J. Wynford Philipps (now Lord St. Davids) Lord Cawdor, who died at a nursing home at Kingston on Wednesday night, was little known in this county. As the Hon. Hugh Campbell he was adopted as their candidate by the Pembrokeshire Con- servative and Unionist Association in 189S, but in the following year was defeated by 1,670 votes, the largest majority obtained by any Liberal candidate in the county up to that period. The late earl was afterwards adopted as Conservative candidate for the Guildford Division of Surrey, and it is stated, that while addressing a public meeting in support of his candidature in that con- stituency he had a suddeu breakdown, from which, unfortunately, he never recovered. Both the second and third Lord Cawdor were Freemen of Haverfordwest, but on account of illness a 'claim to the local honour was never made by the late earl, and the family's title to it now goes for ever. The third Earl Cawdor was President of the Pembrokeshire Conservative Association, and his father represented Pembrokeshire from 1811 to 1860, which was before the Extension of the Franchise. The family have recently suffered heavily from death duties, and! under the existing law will have had to pay the duties three times within 16 years. Do men and women look for perfection in each other ? During the hearing of a separa- tion order at the last Roose Sessions, Mr H. D. Williams, in proof of his assertion that the fault was not all on one side, mentioned that the woman was not possessed of "quite an angelic, disposition" and that quarrels were of common occurrence. Bio- graphies remind us that many young men, misled by sentimental poets and romancists cultivating an idealism that is false to life, are often bitterly disappointed when they find that their angel" turns out to be an amazon, which is nearly as bad as a militant suffragette! But why do men look for angelic attributes ? A great deal of domestic unhappiness would be saved if we started by a recognition of our common frailties and imperfections, and looking for the best in each other's characters treasure it as the diamond amid the mud. Separations, and I believe divorces, are granted in some countries because of what is called a real incompatibility of temperament." But happiness ought not to depend on any such slender reed as a rigid uniformity. Every personality should develop along its own lines. The whole mistake is in the soxes having an unreal picture of each other. It is said that poor girls in Italy turii their painted Madonnas to the wall; but a wife who disappoints cannot bo so conveniently set aside. Once you are married," says Robert Louis Stevenson, there is nothing left for you, not even suicide, but to be good." The same charming writer alleges that it is the object of education to magnify the natural differences between the sexes. According to Stevenson, the doctrine of the excellence of woman, however chivalrous, is cowardly as well as false, and he adds "it is better to face the fact, and know, when you marry, that you take into your life a creature of equal, if of unlike frailties, whose weak human heart beats no more tunefully than yours." So many men expect something fundamentally different in their wives from themselves, and are dismayed. If they were wise they would rejoice that they had an erring creature like themselves and not a plaster saint. For from each failure we gather up strength and from the struggles will emerge that radiancy of character that is among our most priceless possessions. The doll is characterless because when we probe it we find it to contain nothing but stuffed sawdust. # I have received a copy of the first number of "The Welsh Outlook," which is certainly the ablest, the most interesting, and the most vigorous of all the Welsh monthly periodi- cals. The promoters have undertaken a very difficult task, and the path along which they are treading is heavily strewn with failures. They may profit from the mistakes of their predecessors, and they are certainly making a bold effort to enlist the sympathies of a wider public by dealing with vital living issues. Most Welsh periodicals appeal to a very narrow circle, but that cannot certainly be said of The Welsh Outlook." It remains to be seen whether the comfortable classes in Wales are sufficiently rich in thought and feeling to respond to this new journalistic enterprise. The Notes of the Month are well written and cover a variety of subjects from The living wage" to the backward state of elementary education in some of the Welsh counties. It is gratifying to find that Pembrokeshire is not included in the black list," although according to certain members of the Education Committee there are supple- mentary teachers in the county earning only £ 15 a year. But the "supplementary teachers" are not very brilliant scholars, their only qualifications being that they must be over 18 and vaccinated." They are engaged by Education Committees from a false notion of economy. There is a suggestive article in this first number on "The Religious Outlook in Wales," and other articles include Modern Welsh Literature," English Nursery Rhymes," Some recent Welsh plays," and The Personality of towns." The frontispiece is appropriately a picture of Millet's famous painting Going to work." # # Although there is a sum of X,300 deposited in the bank for the purposes of securing Dr. Henry Owen's magnificent Welsh library to the county, none of the local authorities in Pembrokeshire is taking any step for pro- viding suitable accommodation for these books and MSS. Here is a fine opportunity for some generous donor. There is not a Free Library in the county, and not one of the Councils will embark on the project. It has been discussed at both Haverfordwest and Milford, but so far as I can see nothing is likely to be done. Col. Roberts recently opposed the project at Milford on the ground that it would probably only provide readers with cheap fiction, and by way of contrast ho recalled a visit which he had just made to Birmingham where he found great com- petition to secure technical and classical works. At the Mechanics Institute, he said, these books were seldom or never looked at. A great number of the choicest books in the English language are works of fiction, and some of the most beautiful passages in the Bible are told by way of Parable. But at the time I doubted if the gallant Col. had given a correct impression of the reading habits of the Birmingham people, and from inquiries made in the great Midland town I learn I that for the previous year there were issued from the Birmingham Central Free Library 254,254 volumes, and of that number no fewer than 148,233 were novels. 1f .;¡, It is very sad to part with a cherished fancy. A Canadian lady has written to Mr William John, J.P., pointing out that he is in error in stating that the railway to Haverfordwest was opened on December 23rd, 1853,' and mentioning that she has still in her possession an invitation card to the banquet, on the occasion of the formal opening on December 28th, 1853. A card might, of course, be printed at any time, and is not nearly so strong evidence as a newspaper printed at the time. In this case the newspaper files corroborate the lady's card. The railway to Haverfordwest was formally opened on Decembor 28th, 1853, and the first traffic was run on the line on January 2nd, 18.54. The real, apart from I tho formal opening was thus on January 2nd, 1854. I THE RAMBLER.
Milford Haven News. r ABTIFIOIAL TERTir.-Edward England, Limited, new attends at Mr Meyler. Chemist, Charles Street, Milford Haven, every Monday. Sse large advertise- ment. Estimates free. English and American Artificial Teeth. Teeth fixed by the Company's Patent Suction, requiring DO fastening. For articulation and eating they are equal to the natural teeth. » MR. J. H. LLEWBLLIN, 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. MINIATURE RIFLE SHOOTING. LIBERAL CLUB v. HAKIN. Good evidence of the progress of the Liberal Club miniature ritle shots will be gathered from the scores in the third match between these teams. On the first occasion the crack Hakin team allowed their opponents 5 points a man and still won by a good margin, whilst shooting on level terms at Hakin range they scored an easy win. On this occasion at the Liberal Club, the margin in their favour was only 22, and as every man was in the M's, it will be seen that before long the town will be able to boast of some fine shots. Scores :— LIBERAL CLUB. I J Gough 97 H D ay 100 1 M George 96 B Clark M T James 96 G Ciarke. 96 W Williams 90 C J Howell 91 J Srnith. 9y 864 HAKIN*. S T Bowen 100 R Faulkner 96 R Willi ams 98 F Davies. 99 J Badrick M A H Jeffs. 98 J Ritchie. 100 J Williams 98 E Walters 99 886 TERRITORIAL BALL At the Masonic Hall on Thursday night the annual ball, under the auspices of No. 1 Cov. Pembroke R.G.A., was held. This function is now regarded as one of the terpsichorean events of the season and on this occasion all past records went by the board. A gaily decorated ball room presented a fine spec- tacle, and Corpl Thompson, Gunners Harding, Lewis, Bevan and Edwards rendered valuable service in this connection. There were about 300 present, including Major T. W. Price, Capt H. S. K. Wilson, Lieut. R. D. T. Birt, Lieut. Hugh J. P. Thomas, and Capt. J. W. Pepper, the new adjutant. The company also included a number of well- known local people. The floor was in excellent condition, and the onerous duties of M.C. were dis- charged by the genial instructor, Sergt.-Major E. S. Hobbs, with satisfaction to all. The dance music was first-class and was supplied by Mrs A. Thomas, while the refreshment room did credit to the caterer, Mr G. E. Symrnons. Dancing continued till 2.30 a.m. WORST BOY IX THE PORT. At the police court on Saturday before Mr J. B. Gaskell and Mr Robert Cole, a rather bad case of wilful disobedience under the Merchant Shipping Act was heard against Thomas Ashton, an appren- tice aboard the smack "Merit" of Milford. The owner, Mr Thomas Jenkerson, told the court that this was the sixth appearance of the accused, who was locked up three times last month. He was absolutely the worst boy in the port. The ship sailed at noon on Friday and prisoner absented himself. The same evening he was arrested in Hakin by P.C. John and that morning had refused the Customs authorities to join his ship. Asbton now said his reason for not going to sea was that the skipper ill-treated him, but from what the owner said this assertion was untrue. The Bench in sending Ashton to prison for 11 days' hard labour advised him on his release to join his ship or he would go for a longer term next time, MASONIC INSTALLATION. The annual installation of officers of St. David's Lodge of Freemasons, Milford Haven, took place at the Masonic Hall on Tuesday week, when Bro. John Fraser James was inducted to the honourable position of Worshipful Master. The installing master was Wor. Bro. James Thomas, and there was a large gathering of brethren, including the Right Wor. Prov. Grand Master, Lord Kensington, D.S.O.; D. S O • Very Wor. Prov. Deputy Grand Master, T. Rule Owen Prov. Grand Chaplain, Rev. Canon Bowen Monkton; and several Wor. Provincial Brethren from Haverfordwest, Pembroke Dock, &c. The officers installed were:—W.M., Wor. Bro. J. Fraser James; I.P.M., Wor. Bro. A. J. Rust; S.W., Bro. L. J. Meyler J. W., Bro. T. Jeukerson Chaplain, Bro. Rev. E. J. Howells; Treasurer, Wor. Bro. M. W Howell; Secretary, Wor. Bro. James Thomas Assistant Secretary, Bro. W. J. Owen S.D., Bro. T. C. Lewis; J.D., Bro. J. Yeand]e; D.C., Wor. Bro. J?? P. Robinson; Assist. D.C., Bro. Yaughau Thomas I.G., Bro. J. A. Tanner; Organist, Bro. T. Penha!He?* Charity S., Bro. R. J. Caiderwood S.S., Bro. A. H. Jeffs J.S., Bro. E. Brand Tyler, Bro. Hugh Phelps. Subsequently the annual banquet was held at the Lord Nelson Hotel, and Bro. Alfred Keeping catered for a large company in his best style. An interest- ing programme was given during the evening, the artistes being Miss M. Peterson, Miss Daisy Harries, A.L.C.M., Mr Edgar Llewellyn, with Miss Ethel Chugg, L.R.A.M., A.T.C.L., as accompanist. TABERNACLE GUILD. There was one of the best attendances of the season at the Tabernacle Young People's Guild on Wednesday evening for the opening meeting of 1914. Mr F. L. Lowther, B.A., presided. A debate was down for discussion on an absorbing subject, Do nations like individuals]decay Unfortunately, Mr E. F. Gibbon, Haverfordwest, the opener in the affirmative, was unable to be present, but the negative view was presented by Mr Hubert F. Day, Bangor University, in an excellent paper. He con- tended that a nation does not disappear. The question was whether the people deteriorate to such an extent as to lose all their influence in the world's affairs. The Roman Empire lost its influence but it did not altogether pass out of existence as was witnessed by the position of Italy to-day. Likewise Greece, whose success in the recent war was another case in point. The chief point of argument was whether England was decaying and an interesting discussion followed, to which Mr W. E. Evans, Miss Theresa Thomas, and the Chairman contributed. It was a most enjoyable meeting. < STEAM ROLLER IN THE GRIP. Whilst engaged in road-making on the steep hill leading from Hamilton Terrace 11 to the shore last week, the steam roller belonging to the Urban District Council slided into the grip and could not be moved out again under its own steam. On Saturday, however, one of Messrs Wadbrook and Scard's powerful tractions was brought to the rescue, and in quick time the roller was at work again. THE CHURCHES. At North Road Baptist Church on Sunday there were again large congregations to welcome the new minister, Rev. Ernest V. Tidman, A.T.S., who preached striking sermons in the morning on The ministry of the Church and the pew," and in the evening on "The service of the minister." These subjects will be continued on Sunday next.—The position of Choirmaster at the Tabernacle Congrega- tional Church has been filled by the appointment of 1 Mr Fred Morgans, the able conductor of the Milford Haven Male Voice party. ACT. A WANTON ACT. On Monday the net attached to the lower goal on the Milford Stars Football ground, Priory Itoad, was discovered to have been cut into shreds. It was left intact after the match on Saturday. As it will entail considerable expense to replace it, the officials are offering 10s. reward for the discovery of the perpe- tration of so dastardly an act. It is evident that it is not the work of children, and it is a mystery what the motive could have been. A similar act in the town took place some time ago. WESLÊÝ GUILD. The Church parlour was full at the Wesleyan Church on Monday evening for the weekly meeting of the guild when Mr A. E. Fielder presided. The members were treated to a magnificent paper by Mr D. G. Jones, who took as his subject The hope of the new year." Needless to say the contribution was full of good points and the speaker presented many important lessons. In the course of his paper he quoted Berqson's theory that "There was no past, no future, we live in an eternal now," and Sir Oliver Lodge that the present is the conversion of the future into the past. Rev. G. J. Chamberlain, speaking in appreciation of the paper, likened it to the music of a waterfall, the flowing of a river, the rippling of a streamlet and the massive fall of the cataract. All present enjoyed the literary treat. HERBRANDSTON SOCIAL AND DANCE. HEHBRANDSTOX SOCIAL AND DANCE. A grand New Year's social and dance was held at St. Mary's Church Hall, Herbrandston, on Monday, j and was voted on all hands a pronounced success. Excellent arrangements had been made by the members of the church choir who promoted the affair and supplied refreshments. These were of the best and were served by Mrs J. James, Mrs G. Thomas, Mrs T. John, and Mrs Payne (St. Botolphs). Dancing commenced at 8 p.m. and was kept up with spirit till 2 a.m., all the dancers enjoying themselves thoroughly. The M.C's. were Messrs David Thomas and Robert John, and both performed their task in a capable manner. The accompanist was Miss M. Alexander of Milford Haven. The proceeds were in aid of St. Marv's Church Hall building fund. SALVATION ARMY. A public tea was held at the Salvation Army Hall, Robert Street, on Monday from 4.30 to 6, and proved quite a success, a large number of friends of the local corps and oiffcers being present to enjoy the good things provided. An interesting function was afterwards held, when the hall was filled for a musi- cal evening which proved a treat, the programme being entirely provided by the Salvation Army band from Tenby under Captain Taylor. The servioes of the band were highly appreciated by their Milford nmTAi!PR. HARD LABOUR FOR BEGGING. On Monday morning before Mr J. B. Gaskell and Mr George Cole, James Sullivan, a native of Co. Mayo, was charged with begging alms on Sunday morning and was sent to prison for 7 days hard labour. » 1- FISH TRADE AND TRAFFIC. Supplies last week were again only moderate, tish of all classes being exceedingly short with resultant high prices. All vessels report a slackness on the various grounds, only a few coming from the far south. At the same time the boats made good returns by reason of the splendid prices realised. Still an improvement in quantity would be greatly appreciated just now by all concerned in the trade. An improvement should be manifest shortly. Hake all along has been at the top, and on Monday was 70s to 65s per level kit, with small up to 45s. Prime sold at easier rates, soles 1:6 per trunk, turbet 12s to lis and brill 10s' 6d per stone. The tonnage dispatched during the week 346.
Outrage near Waterston. SERIOUS CHAUGrE AGAINST A TRAWLEBMAN. On Monday afternoon a serious outrage was per- petrated on a Milford Haven lady on the road lead- ing from Waterston to Milford Haven. The road immediately after leaving Waierston is straight for some distance and then takes a sharp bend. It was at this point that the outrage is reported to have occurred and the lady was discovered bv some females, who assisted her home to Milford 'Haven. Tbey had previously met a man, and the same even- ing Cassar John Evans, second eugineer on the steam trawler Beatrice and living at Waterston, was arrested at his home by P.S. Treharne. The next morning he was identified and later brought up at the police court, where evidence of arrest was given and a remand granted till to-day (Wednesday; at the petty sessions.
LOCAL AMUSEMENTS. WADBROOK'S CINEMA & VARIETY PALACE. A most pleasing set of engagements has been made by the management of this popular Palace for this week. The variety turns comprise Frank Travers Quintette, American Rag-time Vocalists and Dancers, which have already created a most favourable impression by their clever performance. Likewise The Kirkewhites, wonderful juvenile comettists, vocalists and artistic dancers. The usual series of star photo pictures, changing three times during the week, combine to make a programme fully in keeping with the standard set, up during the winter months. Mr Scard announces that in the course of a few weeks he proposes to introduce something novel and special, and we invite our readers to watch our advt. columns next week. Good houses have attended the performances this week. THE PICTURE PALACE. The Picture Palace. Robert Street, has been exceedingly well patronised during the past week. and the programme for this week, we should sav, is such as to ensure a similar result. Monday to Wednesda y, the star film was A Prince of Evil," a sensational drama bv Yitagraph, a film which enthralls the audience. "'Foods of the Gods is of a different type, a coloured picture depicting the wonderland of Trinidad, and showing the process by which cocoa is obtained. Then the weekly instalment of 11-hat happened to Mary," leaves things in a more interesting position than ever, and a clue is given to her parentage. Chief atten- tion, however, is drawn to the presentation of the wonderful production of The Last Davs of Pompeii," from the novel by Lord Lytton, a picture which is described in cinematograph world as the famous Jury's masterpiece.—The immortal fame of the author will perhaps be associated with this masterpiece more than with any other of his famous works. Great as the success of the novel has been, the screen play founded on it is a worthy reflection of the author's ideals. The producers of the film have achieved a remarkable triumph in reproducing perfectly the atmosphere of the novel and the result is the same-a masterpiece. It is perfect in every detail and the great scenes illustrating the destruc- tion of the city of Pompeii by that awful power of nature-a volcanic eruption—are fascinating to a degree and must be witnessed to be believed. In fact the whole film, telling as it does a most human story amidst the most romantic surroundings, can- not fail to appeal to the countless thousands of patrons of the cinematograph theatre. Patrons of the Palace will therefore avail them- selves of this treat provided by the manager, Mr N. V. Stephan. Miss Daisy Harries in her latest chorus songs has added in a marked degree to the attrac- tions of this picture house.
Dates to be Remembered at Milford Haven. Every night, at 7.1.5 and 9—Wadbrook's Picture and Variety Palace. Twice nightly at 7 and 9, Picture Palace, Robert Street. Alternate Tuesday evening the Popular Concei t at the Bethel. January 14th.-Marloes Baptist Chapel. — Lecture on 11 The Gower Oracle." Thursday, January 22. North Road Baptist Church. -Recognition 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. igth.-Milforcl f I aven Male Voice Party. Grand evening concert at the Masouic Hall.
NEYLAND NEWS. I OBITUARY. One of the oldest and most nighly respected inhabitants of the parish of Llanstadwell passed away on Wednesday morning last in the person of Mrs Eleanor James, widow of tne late Mr Matthew James, of Hazelbeacb. The deceased lady bad reached the ripe age of 91 years, yet in spite of this she was hale and hearty to the last. A month ago, however, she had the misfortune to fall and break her leg, and though for a time her strong constitu- tion and good progress gave hopes of at least a partial recovery, complications eventually ensued with fatal consequences. She had been a widow for nearly 18 years, The interment took place on Mon- day afternoon at the Neyland Cemeterv, in the grave of her late husband, the Rev. D. L. Davies officiating. HEPHZIBAH BAPTIST* CHAPEL, LITTLE HOXEYBOROUGH. I There was a splendid audience at the evening entertainment at the above place on Wednesday last, the 1st inst., when an excellent programme was gone through. The weather was anything but in- viting, yet, judging by the number assembled, those present were determined that this should not militate against the success of the evening. It would be invidious to single out any of the per- formers for special mention, all having done their best. The items of the programme are given below Solo, Miss G. Rogers; duet, Mr M. Bowen and A. Griffiths recit, Mr Bert Gibbv quartette, Miss A. Jones and party; duet, Miss G. Rogers and Miss Griffiths recit, Mr M. Jacobs; solo, Miss M. Banner duct, Miss A. Jones and Miss Woodcock recit, Master Fred Rogers; quartette. Miss G. Rogers and party solo, Miss S. Bevan solo. Mr W. Roach; duet, Master Sidney Jones and Arthur Griffiths; solo, Miss A. Griffiths; recit, Miss A. Rogers; recit, Mr Caleb Bevan, Stvlish Church solo, Mr A. Griffiths. Miss Lena Davies presided most ably at the organ, while the programme was carried out under the direction of Mr W. Jones. Preceding this interesting programme a very enjoy- able tea was given, to which many friends sat down. Mr Caleb Bevans ably took the chair. A hearty vote of thanks to all who took part at both functions was proposed, seconded and carried with applause. The meeting closed with united singing of the doxologv and the benediction by the Chairman.
COMING EVENTS AT NEYLAND Jan. 17th.-Honeyboro Baptist Church, tea and entertainment. Wednesday, May 20th, 1914.-Bazaar in connection with Hepbzibah Baptist Church, Little Honeyborough.
BIRTHS. Ou the Gih inst., at Cotleys, to Mr and Mrs W. E. Smith-a daughter. 08 the 23rd ult., at Victoria House, Neyland, the wife of Mr Stanley William3, of a son. On the 0th inst., at f), Brooke Avenue, Milford Haven, to Mrs William Nicholas, a daughter. MARRIAGES. On January Gth, at Ebenezer Chapel, Swansea, by the Revs. W. Jam3s and Dr. Garner Lwis, Evan Griffiths, of Whitland, to Miss Bessie Narbett, daughter of Mrs Narbelt, of Fisbguard. On the ith inst.. at Adulum Chapel. Merthyr, by the Rev. D. Adams, Gwerallwyn, Dowlais, Gwilym Thomas, B.A., Assistant Master, Couuty School, Milford Havon, to May, ouly daughter of the late David Jeremy, Ifor Street, DowlaiF. DEATHS. Oa the 2nd inst., at Cerbyd Farm, Solva, Eleanor Rees, widow of Mr John Rees, aged 64. 011 the 1th inst., at High Street. Neyland, Lilian, daughter of Mr Edward Wing, aged 13. On the 1st inst., at Cauton's Row, Haverfordwest, William Adam Thomas, paiuter aul hgus,, decorator, aged SO years. On the 3rd inst., at Brighton, Caroline, youngest daughter of the late Charles Morris, of Waterwvnche, uear Tenby. ACK NOW r. The Misses Davies and Sisters and Brothers desire to express their sincere thanks for sympathy shown them in their recent bereavement. Prendergast Hill, Haverfordwest. G7) Mrs James and relatives desire to thauk all kind friends for their deep Eiympa'hy in their Bad bereave- ment. Mill Inn, Cartlett, Haverfordwest. tiS2 Notices of Births, Marriages, and Deaths are inserted free of charge. All Aunouncments under the heading of In Memoriain and Acknowledg- ments are charged 2s 6d for 4 lines.
LOCAL WILLS. MR THOMAS REES, LAMPETER YELFREY. Mr Thomas Rees, of Tavernspite, Lampeter Velfrey, Pembrokeshire, who died on November 25, left estate of the gross value of £ 825, of which X203 is net personalty, and probate of his will has been granted to his brother, Mr Levi Rees, of Lampeter N'elfrey, contractor, and the testator's nephews, Mr Llewellyn Rees, of Ashdale, Lampeter Yelfrey, builder, and Mr David Morgan Rees, of London House, Whitland, Carmarthenshire, outfitter.
Tire Alarm.-A fire alarm was raised last evening, but ou the Brigade being called out it was found that a chimney was on fire at the Rev. Owen D. Campbell's house in Goat-Street. No damage was doue. For Cakes, Pastry, Puddings & Pies. fSsST BORWICKSJ ￼ ￼ BAKING p????o .?
[ TO-DAY'S GUARDIANS. Male Book-Keeper to be Appointed. A meeting of the Haverfordwest Guardians was held to-day, Mr S. W. Dawkins presiding. An invitation by the Rev. E. Nicholson Jones for the Workhouse children to attend an entertainment at the Tabernacle Schoolroom on Thursday evening was accepted. The Hon. Sec. of the Fishguard Nursing Association wrote asking for financial help for their association, as she had seen in the local Press that such help had been given to the Granston Nursiiig Association. Miss Chambers proposed that Is per pauper in the parish be granted, as was done in the case of Granston. She remarked that Nursing Associations would, they hoped, soon be started in every rural district, and each case ought to be dsalt with on a common basis. It was stated that there were paupers in Mathry and SJ in Fishguard. The resolution was adopted. The House Committee recommended that Mrs Hall, as matron, be appointed head of the Institution at a salary of £41) per year: and that a male boot- keeper between 25 and 40 years of age, who has had previous experience in a workhouse master's office be appointed to keep the books and accounts, and to assist the Matron generally at a salary of X30 a year with apartments, rations and washing. The Chairman suggested that the phrase previous experience is preferred be inserted in the notice. This, he thought, would induce a larger number of people to apply. The Chairman's suggestion was resisted by the Rev. A. Baring-Gould and Mr W. Roberts, the latter remarking that it would land the Guardians in a bigger muddle than they were in over the relieving officersbip. liev. A. Baring-Gould asked if the committee had sat to deal with the question of a relieving officer for the Milford district. "i he Chairman replied in the negative, adding that it was open for the relieving officer to resign at any time.
Interesting Lecture at the Albany. An interesting and instructive lecture on Wales, its churches and its heroes," was given by the Rev. Owen Jacobs at the Albany Schoolroom last evening in connec- tion with the Young People's League. Mr A B Williams presided. The lecture, which was illustrated by lantern slices, traced the history of Nonconformity from its origin at LJanfaches-the first Welsh Nonconformist beiag Wm. Wroth—and its gradual spread over the whole of the Principality. Mr Jacobs incidentally mentioned that while Wroth was preaching at Llanfachee a prayer meeting was being held in Maiket-street, Haverfordwest, which was the origin of the Albany Church, of which the Rev. Peregrine Phillips, one of the ejected clergymen of the period, was the first minister. The lecture also stated that Wales owed more to its cottages than its castles, and it was mentioned how the Welsh Bishops and the Bishops of Hereford were ordered by Parliament to translate the Bible into the vernacular. In default of the work being accomplished in three years a fine of JE40 was to be imposed. But notwithstanding the command and the fine, 20 years elapsed before the Bible was trans- lated into Welsh, and the work was then done, not by the Bishops, who were the overseers of the people, but by a clergyman in Denbighshire. Several noted Welsh Nonconformists were thrown on the screen.
Do You Know? That Mr Walter Reynolds, son of Mr J. P. Reynolds, has been awarded a scholarship of £40 at Keble College, Oxford. That a runaway horse created some excitement in Portfield on Monday evening. That it was stopped at the top of Dew Street by Mr Lloyd, butcher. That our statement concerning the activity of the Milford Haven Conservative ladies caused a "flutter. That a contemporary was requested to correct the statement that members of the Liberal Club had received invitations to their whist drive and to say that these were confined to members of the Conser- vative Club and their lady friends. That it is a fact, nevertheless, that Liberal gentle- men are in possession of the all-important invitation cards bearing their names. That despite their non-acceptance, we hear the function was a social success and was held at the Rink, and not at the Conservat've Club. That a difficulty is experienced in getting recruits for the Pembrokeshire police force. That the applicants fail to satisfy the require- ments, not as to physical, but as to mental qualifications. That this is a sad commentary on our system of elementary education. That Miss Perkins has presented the Tabernacle Church with a set of individual communion cups. That the Wesleyan Church was the first in Haver- fordwest to discard the old common communion cup. That a witness at yesterday's Assizes persisted in speaking in an almost inaudible manner. That the Judge suggested that schoolchildren should be taught how to speak as well as bow to read and write. That a contingent of the Hook women were at work along the Beach pathway last week. That they will be out again on Wednesday from ten to three o'clock. That unless a new road is provided shortly, the women are going to wait as a deputation on the District Council. That I am told it is nearly thirty years since the Wesleyan Church abandoned the* old-fashioned collecting box with a long handle. That Mr Frank Ward of Birmingham, has been appointed new Conservative agent for the Pem- broke and Haverfordwest Boroughs. That Mr Ward has had ten years' experience of political work. That six of these have been spent on the staff of the Midland Liberal-Unionist Association. That the Shire Hall now looks very smart after being re-painted and re-decorated. That the contract for this work was very efficiently carried out by Messrs Price &- Davies, Haverfordwest. That there are now 186 members of the Haver- fordwest Liberal Qlub. That according to Mr G. H. Llewellin. a couniv magnate passing the Club the other day, remarked This knocks the Balfour into fits." That Mr John Bowen, photographer, has left Haverfordwest for one of the Eastern Counties. That for many years Mr and Mrs Bowen held the position of officers in the Salvation Army. That I am told there is every likelihood of the Wigan Colliery Company deciding to sink shafts at Johnston. That the option to take up a lease expires at the end of next month. PERIWINKLE.
APPROACHING EVENTS. January 15.—Merlin's Bridge Wesleyan Chapel.—An evening concert will be held, to commence at 7.30. Tickets-one shilling each. Proceeds on behalf 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, mnepence each, Thursday, 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 20.—Baptist Foreign Missions.—Annual meetings at Bethesda and Hill Park Chapels. Particulars later. Thursday, January 29tb.-A grand social at Ebenezer Schoolroom, given by the young people. Commence at 7.30 p.m. Wednesday, January 29,th.-Coffee Supper and Social at the Wesleyan Schoolroom. Admission 6d. February 1st awl 2nd. Hill Park Chapel Special Services. Preacher, Rev. Daniel Hugbes, Ponty- pool. On the Monday evening Rev. Daniel Hughes will deliver his popular lecture entitled Ten days in jail." Thursday, February 5th.—The annual tea and entertainment at the Tabernacle Chapel will take place on the above date. Thursday, February 12th.-Concert at Uzmaston Schoolroom. Particulars later. 680 Thursday, February 12th.—A tea and coffee supper at Dreen Hill Chapel. Doors open at 7.30 p.m. Thursday, February lqth. Temperance Ha!). —Performance of "rhc Right Little Island," a Temperance operetta in three scenes, by the Bethesda Baud of Hope. To commence at 7.30. Tickets Is, 6d, and 3d. Please don't clash. Thursday, March 26th.—Wesleyan Band of Hope Annual Festival. Particulars later. AprillGth & 17th, 1914 (Easter Week).— Grand bazaar in aid of Wesleyan Church Building Fund. 187 April 26th.—Hill Park Sunday School Anniversary Services. Preacher, Rev. Ernest V. Tidman, Milford Haven.
The Converted Coiner.—George Copeland, who had received sentences aggregating 44 years for coining, has just died at Holloway. At his last trial in 1901, when he was sentenced to twelve years' imprison- ment, the judge described him as the most expert comer of the nineteenth century. The Salvation Army got in touch with him at Dartmoor, and on his release he turned over a new leaf, and had since worked for a news- agent at Muswell-hill. Going to Bed in a River.-Found dead in the River Barle, at Dulverton (Somerset), Richard Harding, a Somerset agriculturist, was thought by several jurymen at the inquest to have got on to the river biidge thinking it was his bed. He fell nearly twenty feet into the water. In support of their belief the jurymen pointed out that Harding, who had been drinking, had partly undressed. A verdict of Found drowned" was returned.