CHALMERS' COUGH COMPOUND. i THE THREE C. j COUGH le.e.c.1 CURE. Made and Recoinmended by Qualified Chemists for nearly 100 years. THIS IS A RELIABLE GUARANTEE OF A CERTAIN AND SAFE COUGH CURE SUITABLE FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN. J. H. LLEWELLIN Late J. D. HARRIES), The Front Street Pharmacy, MILFORD HAVEN. One dose relieves, one bottle cures. One Shilling, post free. 692 PICTURE PALACE, ROBERT STREET, MILFORD HAVEN. Lessee J. F. Tiernev. Manager X. V. Stepban. 7. TWICE NIGHTLY. 9. TO-NIGHT ONLY (Wednesday), January 2i.st, M. PRINCE WIFFLES AS NAPOLEON, A Real Scream from start to finish. TO-MORROW (Thursday) and Friday, January 22 & 23, The Two Spies, Highly Sensational Drama. Saturday, January 24th only, Nick Winter and the Phantom Thief, A Detective Mystery in T'.vo Parts. Every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday, MISS DAISY HARRIES, A. L.C.M., IN THE LATEST CHORUS SONGS. Remember Feb. 5, 6 and 7, LAST DAYS OF POMPEII. Book your seats now. DA VID PA VIES* SPECIAL SHOW OF Overcoats. N. & C. Wool Twill Overcoats, 25/6, 30/=, 37/11, 50/= N. & C. Heavy Unlined Double- Breasted and Single Breasted Overcoats, in Navy, Brown and Grey Naps, etc. 30/=, 37/11, 42/=, 45/=, 50/= N. & C. Absolutely WATERPROOF Overcoats, guaranteed to keep out the heaviest rain for a whole day. 26/11, 29/11, 37/11, 45/= Other makes of Overcoats at Lower Prices. The finest assortment and selection of all kinds of Overcoats in Wales. David Davies, MEN'S, YOUTHS' AND BOYS' CLOTHIER, 18, High Street, HAVERFORDWEST 630 DO YOU KNOW THAT TUIL, ilE IS NOW A First Class Smitheryi ON THE OLD BRIDGE WHERE HORSES ARE SHOD BY SKILLED WOKKMEN WITH EXPEDITION AND DESPATCH? THE SHOP IS ALSO REPLETE WITH THE LATEST AND BEST CLASS TOOLS FOR ALL KIXDS OF GENERAL AND COACH SMITHING. Strict personal attention given to all Orders by R. M. HOWELL, 621 Proprietor. FOR SALE-A srnirt village PHiETON; comfortable t and strong. Suit invalid or family. Equal to new. >—LLEWVLLIX, Chum W^'ikc, Haverfordwest. i ) 1 To Registrars and Others. Re Sir Hugh Charles Owen Bart. (Deceased). 410 REWARD. THE above Reward will be paid to any Person who can produce an AUTHENTIC CERTIFI- GATE of an ALLEGED MARRIAGE which is supposed to have taken place between the years 1859 to 1863 between the above named SIR HUGH CHARLES OWEX (then Hugh Charles Owen Esq.) of Goodwick Pembrokeshire and one ELIZABETH REES formerly of Priory Alill Haroldston near Haverfordwest. This Reward will remain open for 21 days. W. T. S. TOMBS Solicitor 687 Fishguard. MASONIC HALL, HAVERFORDWEST. tUr FOR ONE NIGHT OXLY, FRIDAY, JANUARY 23rd, 1914. Mr W. PAYJVK SEDDON presents Nevill Graham, Hubert Barwell and Gerald Mirrielees' Specially Selected Company of IRISH PLAYEBS In the Rollicking Irish Fares in Three Acts, the GREATEST OF ALL LONDON SUCCESSES, GENERAL JOHN REGAN By GEOBGE A. BIRMINGHAM (Canon Hannay), From the Apollo Theatre, London. Prices of Admit sion 3"-7 2/ I, & 6d. (Limited, at 7-55.) Doors Open 7-30. Commence at S. Early Door 7-15, 6J. extra. 6'.31 Box Office Mr LL. BEIGSTOCKE, Market Street. WADBROOK'S, MARKET SQUARE, MILFORD HAVEN. WEEK COMMENCING JANUARY 26m STARRING ENGAGEMENT! Grand Production of the JUVENILE SCOTTISH SPECTACLE The Clans OF Bonnie Scotland, Performed by Milford Haven Children! The Grand Army, arrayed in the various Clan Tartans of Scotland, marching over the mountain passes and going through their various evolutions, songs and dances, and the comic antics of Wee McGregor, is a sight never forgotten, and will be the talk of the town the whole produced on a scale of magnificence, with special scenery and effects. Under the direction of W. CRUSOE, Selkirk. Other Varieties & Grand Star Pictures, constituting one of the most remarkable Programmes seen in Milford Haven. 698 THE ￼ TIDE TABLES FOR 1914 Are now to hand and may be obtained on application. A Lighting=Up Time=Table is now included. L. J. MEYLE, M.P.S., PHARMACIST, 47, CHARLES STREET, MILFORD HAVEN. FREE LECTURE ON CANADA, "The Open Door to Prosperity," WILL BE GIVEN IN THE CLUB ROOM, CLARBESTON ROAD, On Friday, January 23, 1914, Commencing at 730 p.m., by MR, E. H. GAMBLE (of Armstrong B. C ), Canadian Northern Emigration Dept. SPLENDID LIMELIGHT VIEWS. For Free Tickets, apply to Agent, FEED W. LEWIS, Biidge Street, Haverfordwest. (is;) WANTED, Experienced GENERAL, good wages.— j VV Apply, "A," Telegrarh Office. 697 PH. WILKINS has a VACANCY to the General P. add Agricultural IrcnmoDgery. AN. APPRENTICE WANTED to the IRON- MONGEUY.—ROBERTS, Market Street. 620 WANTED imaibiiatslv, APPRENTICE to the Shoe- W 1:1?, Genera! and Coach Smithing.—Apply, OLD BBIDGC SMITHY, Hiverfordwest. 695 WAN TED, in HAVEBMRDWEST, n. FAMILY'S ￼ LAUNDRY, good accommodation. Apply, '• X," office of this paper. 666 -X,l? uffice of this pai,,c?r. 666 WANTED-GOOD LABOURERS, wages fivepence W halfpenny.- Apply, FOBEMAN, Clarbeston Road New Station, Grer.t Western Railway. 673 WANTED, a G)ol Steady MAN as LABOURER W Constant employment; Foundry, Bridge Street.— THOMA3 EVANS, 2, Spring Gardens, Haverfordwest. 691 WANTED, COOK GENERAL, and CHAMBER MAID WAITRESS. Apply, Mrs CONDY, Proprietress, Salutation Hotel, Haverfordwest. 671 WANTED-A CARETAKER for the HAVER- FORD WEST LIBERAL CLUB. Salary, 15s per week. Particulars of duties may be had of, and applications made to the Chairman, MB. W. C. LLEWELLIN, Haveifordwest, before Februaiy 7th, 1914. 693 PHARMACEUTICAL. WANTED, LIVE YOUNG MEN as APPREN- TICES in the Rsx.?i PbarmMies of this town. Excellent prospects.—Apply, PmLLiPs' Rexall Pharma- cies, H?erfordwest. 676 a 7 MOLESKINS W AN1jeve.-nBt prices paid through- m out the year, also .?er, Bader, Fox, Cat, Hare and Rabbit Skins. Cash by return. If not already send- ing to us, write for price list. WHEELEK & Co., 9, St. John's Lane, Sinithfield Market, London, E.C. 491 2D. per lb. prompt Cash g iven for old Woollen Guernseys and Stockings.—Write for particulars, AMMAN MARINE STORES, Tirydail, Ammanford. Goods carriage paid 281b. lots and upwards. COTTAGE TO LET, four rooms, Rent 3a weekly.— Apply to K Office of this Paper. 685 To LET FURNISHED APARTMENTS with t attendance, in a pleasant position just outside the town.—Apply, Miss RICHARDS, Belle Vue Cottage, Haverfordwest. FOR SALE. COMMODIOUS DWELLING HOUSE.-Freehold, Milford Haven. Comprising Five Bedrooms and Bathroom. Fitted throughout with latest improvements, Gas. Ready for oc,-ul),ttiou.-Apply, FRED LLOYD & Co., BuilderB, Milford Haven. 570 FOIl SALE. The Smack 11 WATER LILY," LYING AT HAVERFORDWEsT. Apply,-MISS LEAVES, 17, Cartlete, Haverfordwest. FOR SALE. STOCK PORT GAS ENGINE Sin. diameter by 16in. \? stroke, magneto ignition, flywheel 6ft. in diameter Sin. on face, crank shaft has large outer bearing with Stockport Suction Gas Plant. Scott & Mountain dynamo 110 160 volts, 41 amperes, 13LO revolution, pulley and slido rails, all in first class condition. Price low. The above is suitable for Cinema, Mansion or Works.-Simms, 13, Waiter Terrace, Swansea. A PARADOX c If you want a tiling well done, You must go to a busy man,- The other kind has no time. Ponder that •j I repaired nearly two hundred pairs last week. Every job had my personal supervision— gave every satisfaction—and now I am out for more. < Now that old pair of YOURS please! I will renovate them like new for 3/9. Handsewn, Soled and Heeled. Think it Over And send them along to R. J. DAVIES, The Boot Repairing Factory, DEW STREET, HAVERFORDWEST. PREPAID ADVERTISEMENTS SITUATIONS VACANT AND WANTED. One Insertion. Three Insertions I" a. d. s. d. 15 Words or less 0 9 13 20 do.10 1 9 25 do.13 2 3 30 do. II 1 6 2 9 Particular attention is called to the fact that the abov cale only applies to Situations Vacant and Wants d
NOTES OF THE WEEK. Mr G. H. D. Birt, of Milford Haven, has by his candid and outspoken remarks at Pembroke Dock last week caused quite a little flutter among local Conservatives. As a magistrate Mr Birt cannot sympathise with armed resistance to the Executive. If there were grave disorder in Milford as a Justice of the Peace he would have his part to play in the maintenance of law and order and, in co-operation with the police, see that all the King's peaceful subjects were afforded adequate protection. Mr Birt cannot blow hot and cold. Disorder is the same whether in Belfast or in Milford, and if the King's subjects are threatened in the one place or the other the authority of the Crown must be maintained in all its fullness. Disorder must be rigorously suppressed. Mr Birt, as a shrewd man, understands all this, hence his warning to the Conservative Party that although the firing of the first shot in Ulster would kill the Liberal Government the backwash of the indignation might sweep away the Conservative Party at the same time." We may easily dismiss all the rhetoric about the Government being hurled from power. This is only Mr Birt's way of administering a severe pill to his political friends as a reminder of the dangerous road along which they are wandering blindfold. He had to insinuate the pill in a little honey. Mr Birt laments the apathy of the country at the present time. So far from there being apathy we think there is just now considerable political activity, but the public persistently refuses to interest itself in the Home Rule controversy. It regards Home Rule and Welsh Disestablishment as settled issues, and is anxious to pass on to other questions, social and economic, of more vital and material import. There are, for instance, the questions of housing and land and wages of agricultural labourers, of sweated industries, and a host of other matters urgently sequiring attention. We cannot for ever go on dis- cussing Home Rule, and as to Ulster, the democracy probably thinks, that Carson and his gang of conspi- rators ought to have been arrested long ago. If these people organise mob law and shot down Mr Birt. may rest assured that the public will acquiesce in such stern measures as a disagreeable necessity. Neither Parliament Dor: the public will consent to be terrorised and bullied. If there were oppression and injustice it would be different, but rebellion against contingent and prospective oppression would be the most unjustifiable rebellion in the annals of British history. That is why we think that all this talk about civil war and the "red blood flowing" i3 sheer bluff and humbug. < Mr Birt did not close his political dirge without lamenting the want of a pM-eminent statesman at the present time-a pre-eminent Statesman, he ex- plained, like Disraeli, Gladstone, Salisbury or Chamberlain. So we suppose we live in an age of' small men. There are many people who always think that genius is dead. It has always been so. The great Statesmen, the great writers, the great painters, they assure us are all dead. Wordsworth sighed for a Cromwell, and Ruskin and Carlyle used to make contemptuous allusions to Gladstone and bewail the fate of a country which had lost all its heroes and all its great men. Distance always lends enchantment to the view. Greatness appeals so much greater when we behold it from a distance. Moses and the Prophets are always dead; but we do not see the Prophets and the great men around and about us. Few Statesmen have bad such a remark- able career as Mr Asquith for instance, and no man baa intellectually so completely dominated the House of Commons. The other day the "Times" said with justice that the Prime Minister was an unrivalled authority on the theory and practice of the Constitu- tiou. Then Lord Morley as Statesman and man of letters has had no rival since Burke, and Mr Lloyd George's popularity will compare favourably with that of Mr Chamberlain. On the other side Mr Balfour stands out pre-eminently. Mr Birt with his eyes fixed on the past cannot perceive greatness in those around him. He thinks that "Britishers" must wake up. and he says that the active elements in the country are men of foreign descent like Chiozza Money, Sir John Brunner, and in Wales Sir Alfred Mond. This part of his speech was really unworthy of Mr Birt, and ha forgot that one of the heroes he mentioned, Disraeli, was a Jew. The national life has certainly been enriched by men of the type mentioned by Mr Birt, and we are surprised that he should advocate any policy of national exclusiveness. At the same meeting Capt. Hughes Morgan wished to make some political capital out of the campaign ef the economists who are opposed to still further increases in the Navy, and he suggested that the more money we spend on the Navy the bigger would be the wage bill at Pembroke Dockyard. Unfortunately this by no means follows. The great increases in the Navy of recent years are caused by the building of Dreadnoughts and super- Dreadnoughts, which bring no benefit, direct or indirect to Pembroke Dock, although we have no doubt they are extremely advantageous to big armament firms. Without expressing any opinion as to the adequateness or otherwise of the Navy estimates, we may point out that the building of smaller types of vessel, and thus largely reducing the cost, might be of enormous benefit to a small dockyard like Pembroke. The other day Admiral Sir Reginald Custance wrote a letter to the Press doubting whether the more expensive type of warships is the best and-urging economy by building smaller vessels. There has always been a minority of naval experts which did not believe in the all-big-gun" typ- which began with the first Dreaduought, and it is said that this minority has lately been considerably re inforced. It was the introduction of the Dreadnought that threatened the existence of Pembroke Dockyard. • Col. Roberts is disappointed with the response of the county to the General Picton Memorial Fund. Milford Haven, he says, is the only town in Pem- brokeshire that has made anything like a general response to the appeal and there it is the poorer people—" those who could least affort it "-who have given donations. The list, when published, says Col. Roberts, will shame the richer members of the community, and he declares that apart from shout- ing the public care little or nothing for. ideas of Empire. We suppose that is true. Really generous people are very few, and when lavish subscriptions are given it is generally done for some ulterior personal motive.
LOCAL NEWS. Personal.—Mrs Edgar Rees, Porthcawl, who fractured her leg some time ago, is progressing satisfactorily and is now able to go about again. The Pembrokeshire Hounds will meet on Monday, January 20th, at St. Davids; and on Thursday, 29th, at Goultrop. Each day at 10.15 o'clock. Local Commissions—The "Londoa Gazette" contains the followingPembroke Yeomanry.- Second-lieutenant James B. Bowen is appointed to command the Signal Troop of the South Wales Territorial Mounted Brigade, and is seconded whilst so employed dated January 21st. Albany Monthly Missiou.-We bog to draw attention to the Monthly Mission Service to be held in the Albany on Sunday evening next when a sermon entitled "Give God a Chance" will be preached by the Pastor. A duet will be rendered by the Misses Bollom and a solo by Miss Hancock. Haverfordwest Boys' Bri-ade.-Di-ills for next week Monday, the brigade, band and scouts, Market Hall at 8 p.m. sharp, no uniform, except for scouts, who will wear slouch hats and carry staves; Tuesday, patrol leaders and their seconds at head- quarters for signalling at 8 p.m.; Wednesday, all scouts wishing to pass for the 2nd class badge will attend at 7.30; Thursday, the last joined band boys for practice at 5 p m. All members are requested to attend this parade on Monday night next. Accident to Mr Sackville Owon. Mr Sackville Owen, of Heywood, Tenby, who was one of the followers of Mr Seymour Allen's Hounds on Friday, was thrown from his horse early in the afternoon and injured. Dr. Knowling and Dr. Drake went out in a motor-car from 'Tenby, and found that he bad dislocated his shoulder. Mr Sackville Owen was taken to his home, and is pro- gressing favourably. He is the secretary of the Tenby Hunt Week stewards, and general sympathy will be felt with him in his misfortune. Tabernacle Guild.—At Monday evening's meeting in the Schoolroom there was a good muster of members and their friends to hear excellent papers read by Messrs F. L. Lowther, B.A., and G. Thomas, B.A., of Milford Haven, on The Conquest of Dyfed," and "Reasons against War," respectively. The chair was occupied by Mr H. E. H. James, B.A., who introduced the Milford friends in a felicitous speech. An interesting discussion followed, which was taken part in by Messrs George Thomas, T. Bleddyn, H. E. H. James, and the Rev. E. Nicholson Jones. A hearty vote of thanks to Messrs Lowther and Thomas terminated the very enjoyable proceed- ings. The secretary (Mr D. J. Lloyd) desires the members to be informed that for Monday evening next a debate on Whether Bazaars are justifiable means for raising Church Funds is being arranged. At the Masonio Hall, Haverford west, Friday, January 23rd, Mr W. Payne Seddon presents Messrs Graham, Barwell, and Mirrielee's Company of Irish players in the rollicking Irish farce entitled "General John Regan" as played for over 300 nights at the Apollo Theatre, London. The Company visiting Haverfordwest is of exceptional strength including two members of the original caste, Mr John S. Chamberlain who appears as "Doyle," the local innkeeper of Ballymoy, and Mr George Flood who appears as "Father McCormack." Also in- cluded in the Company are Mr R. Ivor Barry who during the last few years has held engagements with Mr Arthur Bourchier at Garrick, Duke of York's and Wyndhams Theatre, London. "General John Regan" was written by Canon Hannay under the pen name of George A. Birmingham. Seats for this enormous attraction can now be booked at Mr IJI. Brigstocke, Market btreet. Rechabite Tea and Concert.—The annual tea and concert in connection with the Haverford- west Women's Recbabite Tent, were held in the Lower Temperance Hall on Thursday last. At 5 o'clock a very large number sat down to tea, the tables being presided over by members of the Tent. In the evening the chair was taken by Miss Jane Phillips who, as clearly shown in her stirring address, takes a great interest in Temperance work. A report of the work of the Tent during the past year was given by the secretary, Miss Dora Lewis. Solos were contributed by the Misses L. Allen, May Sinnett, E. Bollom, Hancock, and Messrs Charles James, W. Morris and James James. The Misses Bollom also gave a duet, and Miss May Owen a recitation. The Male Voice and the quartette were under the leadership of Mr James James. Six members of the Juvenile Girls' Tent gave an action song, entitled "Six little mothers," while members of the adult tent were responsible for two interesting sketches, "The Suffragettes," and "Annie's holi- day," which, together with other items, were well received. Tabernacle. The Workhouse children thoroughly enjoyed themselves at the Tabernacle Schoolroom on Thursday evening last, where, by the invitation of the Rev. E. Nicholson Jones, they bad been invited to witness a repeat performance of a cantata entitled A Christmas Vision," by the Tabernacle children. A humorous sketch, too, in which the principals were the Misses Elsie Evans, Violet Phillips, Leila Pain and Mr W. S. Nott, gave them unbounded delight. After the conclusion of the entertainment the children were treated to refreshments under the management of Mrs White, Mrs Biddlecombe and Mrs Nicholson Jones, with other helpers, to whom it was no little pleasure to show hospitality to these little ones," who will long remember the happy evening which they spent at the Tabernacle Schoolroom. Miss Nano Devereaux at the piapo, Mr Eddie Jones as Santa Claus, Mary Williams, Lily Morgan and Albert Payne in the cantata, Miss Llewellyn'in the Highland schottische, Leonard Phillips as a soloist, and Hugh Owen as a reciter are also deserving of special mention, together with Mr W, S. Noot, the very efflcient stage-manager. .Rudbaxton.-The annual tea and enter- tainment took place in the Church Room on Monday, January 5th, when the children were well supplied with tea and cake. The tables were pre- sided over by Mrs Davies and Mrs Rees, assisted by the usual band of willing helpers, namely: Mrs Lettice Griffiths, Mrs Lewis, Mrs Wilson, the Misses Maggie and Lala John, Miss Miriam Rees, and Miss Ethel Edwards. Miss Smart and Miss Tina Smart presided at a delightful little sweet stall laden with all kinds of nice things. Much enjoyment was also derived from the bran tub," in charge of Miss Gwladys Jones and Miss Katie JQavies. It certainly j proved to be a mine of wealth judging from the happy faces surrounding the tub. The needlework stall, presided over by Miss Price, Tangiers, and Mrs Parry, was also much appreciated. Thanks are due to the members of the Needlework Guild who assembled at the Rectory from time to time for the purpose of supplying this stall with useful articles. In many cases it must have entailed considerable self sacrifice. In the evening an excellent pro- gramme was given consisting of eongs and recita- tions and a dialogue by Miss Smart, Misses Maggie and Lata John, Miss Gwladys Jones, Miss Katie Davies, and Miss Ethel Edwards, each taking their respective parts admirably. It is a pleasing surprise to find ao much good local talent and the parishioners hope to hear them again soon. Songs were nicely rendered by Miss Maud Williams, Miss Freda Llewellin, Miss Tina NmAAr, Miss Annie Thomas and Miss May Parry. The Misses Llewellin added considerably to the enjoyment of the evening with their dance and recitation. The chair was taken by Mr D. R. Jones, who also contributed several songs, while Miss May Parry gave a beautiful rendering of Sinding's "Rustle of Spring." The singing of the National Anthem brought a very enjoyable evening to a close. The proceeds, which were in aid of the ohurcb funds, anjocntsd tp tl:l gratifying total of £7 35 Od. J Coming Launch at Pembroke.—The launch of his Majesty's ship Cordelia at Pembroke Dock- yard, will take place on February 23rd. Baptismal Service.—A baptismal service, conducted by the Rev. Owen D. C?mpbeU, was held at Bethesda on Sunday evening, when eight candi- datc3 presented themselves for immersion. Accident to Alderman Rule Owen.-We regret to hear that on Wednesday evening last an accident occured to Aid. T. Rule Owen. The Alder- man had come in by the London express and while walking along the Merlin's Hill a horse and trap approached and he was knocked down by one of the wheels. He was picked up and driven home by the occupant of the trap. Alderman Rule Owen, we are pleased to hear, has now recovered from the effects of the accident. Concert at Johnston.—The Johnston Coun- cil School was crowded on Thursday evening on the occasion of a very successful concert arranged by Miss Phelps in aid of the Pope Hill Chapel funds. Mr A. B. Williams, Havarfordwest, presided. The ooncert was opened by a pianoforte duet excellently given by Miss L. Scales Lloyd and Miss Carrie Morgan, Haverfordwest; and songs were contributed by the following:—Mrs Worthing, Hook; Miss Scales Lloyd, Miss Annie Phelps, and Messrs W. S. White and Francis Marris. A mandolin solo was given by Mr W. B. Francis, and mandolin and banjo duets by Messrs Francis and Richards. The duties of accompanists were ably carried out by Miss Carrie Morgan and Mr Eric Baggott, Haverfordwest. Supper was provided, the following ladies presiding —Mrs E. Lawrence, Mrs Phelps, Miss S. A. John, and Miss S. Hughes. A hearty vote of thanks to the chairman and to the artistes was accorded on the proposition of the Rev. E. Lawrence. Death of Mrs. Mathias.—The news of the death of Mrs Mathias, a former old inhabitant of Haverfordwest, has been received with profound regret. Mrs Mathias, who for the last few years had resided at Cardiff, was the widow oi Mr John Mathias, a former resident of St. Thomas Green, and a sister of Mrs John Davies, Tower Hill. Possessed of a singularly amiable and lovable disposition, and with a sympathetic interest in all deserving local causes, Mrs Mathias won the appreciation and regard of a wide circle. For many years during her widowhood she carried on a grocery business in North Street, but a few years ago she removed to Cardiff to reside with her family. Although never very robust, Mrs Mathias enjoyed fairly good health until a short time ago, when she was seized with a severe attack of bronchitis, to which she succumbed. She leaves a family of two sons and two daughters, the sons being Mr Fred and Mr Hubert Mathias, who hold important scholastic posts in Cardiff, and with the bereaved family every sympathy is felt. From her youth Mrs sympatliy a member of the Bethesda Church, and the funeral, which took place at Machpelah on Monday, was attended by a large number of friends and sympathisers.
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St. Thomas Reading jRoom, ANNUAL SUPPER. The annual supper in connection with the St. Thomas Reading Room was held on Thursday night, when a very enjoyable time was spent in speech and song. Archdeacon Hilbers, president of the Reading Room, occupied the chair, and there was an average muster of members and visitors. An excellent repast was served, Mrs N ichola,, a-, caterer leaving nothing to be desired. Supper over, the usual loyal toasts were honoured, after which Mr Lucas, the Club's treasurer, in a few but happily chosen words, proposed the health of the President, mentioning that but for Archdeacon Hilbeas allowing them the use of the premises rent free the carrying on of the Club would be impossible. The toast was cordially received, and responding Archdeacon Hilbers said it was always an intense pleasure to do anything on behalf of the Read in2 ltoom. in spite of the additional attractions now in the town the Club was in a prosperous condition. It filled, lie thought, a very useful purpose, and had a good moral effect not only on the members but on other people besides. Nothing gave him greater pleasure than to hear of members distinguishing themselves especially on the football field. The Archdeacon concluded by proposing "Prosperity to the Club," coupling with the toast the name of its chairman, Rev. T. A. Harries. Rev. T. A. Harries said he knew of no institution in the parish which gave him greater pleasure. His connection with it extended over a period of seven years, and that was sufficient to enable him to years, a fairly good opinion of its value. He was happy to say that as chairman he was well supported by the committee, and it was gratifying for him to testify to the exemplary character of members. The work had gone on quietly, but prosperously during the past year, but as to the question of sport raised by the Archdeacon, they were confronted the difficulty of making a football club or a cbry icket club pay. This was primarily due to the rent which would be charged for a suitable field. Were it not for that difficulty there would be no insuperable obstacle. He thanked the committee who had so loyally supported him, and he paid a tribute to Mr Lucas (the treasurer), and the secre- tary (Mr Nicholas) for their invaluable help. In a parish like that they were not well off for men who were capable of looking after accounts and were reliable in handling money. Mr Lucas proved him- self an ideal treasurer, being above reproach, and orderly in everything. One of the secrets of the success o. iY institution was to hold regular com- mittee meetings, which was done in the case of their club, and he had great pleasure in proposing Mr Lucas's health. Responding, Mr Lucas referred to his long connec- tion with the club. He had been a member since about the time the Reading Room was started, and in 1892 he took over the secretaryship. From time to time they lost members, but it was very gratify- ing to think that these members never returned to the town without paying a visit to the old Reading Room. Ever since he had been secretary or treasurer, they bad ended the year with a balance on the right side. (Applause). Financially their posi- tion was still quite satisfactory. Archdeacon Hilbers proposed the toast of the hon. sec. (Mr Nicholas) remarking that Mr Nicholas had proved himself such a capable man for the work that they could drink to his health and prosperity with a good conscience. (Applanse). Mr Nicholas, acknowledging the cordiality with which the toast bad been received, recalled the time when the club was started with the Rev. Rees Davies in the chair. Mr Nicholas also referred to the uniform prosperity of the club, and remarked that although they lost members from time to time they retained the best. (Applause). The toast of the visitors" was submitted by Archdeacon Hilbers, and responded to by Mr W. Gibbon, who remarked that he was connected with a kindred institution in another parish, but he regretted that it was not so successful as theirs in St. Thomas. Afterwards a short musical programme was gone through. Songs were contributed by Messrs Jack Edwards, George Lewis, Albert Hall, Walton, James Harries, Drake, Fred McKay and a piccolo solo was given by Mr Jesse Griffiths. Mr William Busby acted as accompanist. The party broke up at 11 o'clock after a most convivial evening.
-—————" Year's Successful Work. I REV. W. RODERICK MICHAEL'S MINISTRY. Very successful anniversary services were held on Sundayan4 Monday, Jan. 1 and 12, at Brunswick Congregational Church, Bristol, to celebrate the first year's ministry of the Rev. W. Roderick Michael. At the Sunday evening service, to which a large congre- gation was attracted, the Rev. Roderick Michael, speaking on the topic The Unseen Environment, urged that the power and presence of the Invisible should not be omitted in the reckoning of daily life, and deait also with the significant influence of the Church in national and social history. On Monday evening a social gathering of the members of the Church and congregation was held, the attendance at which constituted a record. Mr Joseph Taylor, the Church secretary, offered con- gratulations to Mr Michael upon the brilliant first year's work, and stated that he bad been searching the Church register and bad discovered that Brunswick would have to go back twenty-five to thirty years in its history to discover a similar era of prosperity as now existed. This fact held good not only in respect to the large evening congregations, which were now a regular feature, but also in regard to the number of members added to the Church daring the year, and to its financial condition. The Church had paid its way with a balance to the good, and in addition, a new beating apparatus and the electric light had been installed. Mr Barter spoke of the marked progross of the taunday School, which, owing to increased numbers, needed additional teachers, and mentioned that during the year nine senior scholars had entered in- to Church fellowship. Mr W. C. Sims, on behalf of the Young People's Society, mentioned its increased membership and the strong attachment of the young people to Mr Michael. They were especially grateful for the lectures and competitive evenings be bad inaugurated. The Rev. Roderick Michael in expressing bis indebtedness for the kind words which had been spoken, thanked the Church for loyalty to him, without Which, spdb progress would have been impossible, and thought that there were unmistakable signs that Brunswick was becoming a centre for Congregational life in the City, and a potent moral and social influence.
? ROOSE U SESSIONS. THEFT OF TIMBER AT WATER- STON. MERLIN'S BRIDGE MEN FINED FOR POACHING. The Roose Sessions were held on Saturday before I Mr J. T. Fisher (in the chair), Mr S. W. Dawkins' and Mr W. T. Davies. POACHERS FINED. lhomas Evans, Thomas Zermani, and Francis Frank, all of Merlin's Bridge, answered an adjourned summons for trespassing on land at Dimond Hill in search of rabbits on December 8. Frank had pleided guilty to unlawfully trespassing, but not to ferreting, and the case had been adjourned for further evi- dence. Mr Lewis called as a witness William Roberts, butcher, who said he saw three men on the land ou the date in question, but he did not know who they were. ?'' Lewis said be had snpoenaed another witness. but she had not appeared. The Clerk: Did you give her any conduct money? Mr Lewis: No. (Laughter.) The defendant Evans went into the box and said t,, nsit on the daje meutioued he came down from Palmerston to Esther's Lane, and as they were goin" along a dog went into the field and killed a ra.bbit. Their worships, he added, would know that when they brought down a bird or killed a rabbit they were allowed to go into the field and fetch it. (Laughter), In answer to other questions witness said thev had two dogs, but no ferrets and no nets. He denied that he was in the prosecutor's field. The bench believed that the three defendants were in the field and fined them Is each and costs. The costs amounted to 12s 6d in the case of Frank, and Ils 6d in the case of the other two defendants. They were allowed a fortnight in which to pray the money. DRUNKENNESS AT NEYLAND. Samuel White, 36, High Street, Nevland, was summoned for being drunk and disorderly. The case was proved by P.S. Wheeler, who said he saw the defendant staggering about and making use of bad language at 11.15 on the night of December 29th. He was eventually taken home by a fisherman. This being defendant's first offence he was fined 5s inclusive Henry Whitford, Cambrian Road, Neyland, was summoned for being drunk and disorderly. P.C. James proved the case, and said defendant's conduct was such that he was obliged to threaten to lock him up. He was tined 2s 6d and costs. JI. I A WUMAN'S ALLEGATIONS. John bobey Frederick Street, Neyland, was sui-a- moned for making use of bad language. P.C.James spoke to hearing,the defendant make use of bad language in Picton Road, Neyland. The defendant, added witness, was perfectly sober. Mrs Sobey, the defendant's mother, appeared, and said the boy, who was only 16 years of age, was drunk. She declared that the boy was made drunk at a certain hotel in Neyland, and said it was the licensee who should have been summoned that day. It was the most notorious place in Neyland for drinking and fishermen were made drunk before going to sea and allowed to take spirits with them. A fine of 2s 6d inclusive was imposed. ASTRAY. Annie Gwillym, Houghton, Burton, against whom there were two previous convictions this year for allowing animals to stray, was now fined Is and costs for allowing her pony to be on the highway. P.C. Morgans proved the case. THEFT OF TIMBER. Will. Cosker, larmer, Waterston, summoned George Morgan, West Lane, Honeyborough, for stealing an elm pole value 2s. Cosker said he was a farmer and between 9 a.m. on January 2nd and January 3rd be missed an elm pole from 12 to 14 ft. long. The pole was on the gateway between too fields about 150 yards from the road. He gave information to the police and next saw the timber in P.S. Wheeler's possession. Defendant bad since expressed regret. for what happened, and said he thought the pole would come handy for a clothes line. Had he thought he was doing any harm, defendant added, he would not have taken the pole. Prosecutor now intimated that he did not wish to press the charge, but he might say that he had lost several poles lately. P.S. Wheeler said that on January 6th he saw the defendant, who told him that the 'pole was in his garden and that he took it for the purpose of a clothes line. The defendant, be added, was a Dockyard labourer. Mr S. W. Dawkins: Did you have any of those other poles? (Laughter). The case was dismissed on payment of costs, the Chairman remarking that it was a cheeky thing to take a man's pole.
A Hook Demonstration. School Cleaner Taken in Triumph Round the Village. SUFFRAGETTISM RAMPANT. Hook women are beginning to assert themselves, and on Friday last took part in a remarkable demon- stration in the village. The now Council School will be opened on the second week in February, and on Friday morning news was received of the appoint- ment of the school cleaner. There were a large number of applicants for the post, and the appoint- ment was given to Mrs Maggie Jones, a local widow. The appointment was evidently a very popular one, for in a few brief hours after the news was received Maggie Jones might have been seen seated in an arm chair in a donkey cart, a brush in one hand and a duster in the other. The quiet steed, as be sauntered along, hardly knew himself, bedecked as he was in ribbons and rosettes, and followed and preceded by a crowd of a couple of score women cheering, and playing bugles and accordians. Start- ing from Furzy Hill they marched up past the new school, on to the Woodside, and down to the Lower Quay, picking up contingents en route. Women from Quay, 17 to 75 joined in, indeed it is -id that the septuagenarians were the most enthusiastic of all. The women were in merry mood, and it was a merry tramp, all the more merry because quite sponta- neous. Indeed it would be difficult to say whether Maggie or the donkey was the more surprised at the turn of events, but when women take a thing in hand they carry it through with an ardour and a rapidity that are quite suffragettish. Arriving back at the new School, the women at once summarily took possession of the premises, and the leaders called for a dance. Mr Watts, the contractor, was on the spot, but he had to down tools," and after a few vain protestations, he con- sented to open the dance, and was partnered with Mrs Griffiths. There was much tripping on the toe fantastic for the next quarter of-an-Ilonr, after which Mr Thomas, the clerk of the works, was prevailed upon to deliver a speech, which he did in a few appropriate sentences, congratulating the locality on their new school and cleaner, and the women on having organised so splendid a demonstration. If the cleaner is to have such a big demonstration in her honour, we tremble to think what is in store for the Headmaster on his taking up duties next month I
———————————— PRETTY WEDDING AT ST. DAVIDS. A pretty wedding was witnessed at St. David's Cathedral on Wednesday, the contracting parties being Mr George Elliott, of Pembroke Dock, and Miss Elsie May Morgan, elder daughter of Mrs Fred Morgan, Ivy House, St. Davids. The officiating clergymen were the vicar (Rev. D. Jones, B.A.), Rev. D. Sinnett Davies, B.A., and Rev. D. Jenkins, B.A. The bride was given away by her uncle (Mr Harry Griffiths, Pembroke Dock, and the best man was Mr Sam Elliott, brother of the bridegroom. The bridesmaids were Miss Myrtle Smith, St. Davids and Miss Edith Griffiths, Pembroke Dock (nicely dressed in white muslin), and Miss Tilly Morgan (sister of the bride), and Miss M. A. Davies, St. Davids (attired in navy blue costumes). The bride wore a costume of grey, with hat to match. As the party left the church the wedding march was played on the organ by Mr F. Mason. Rice and confetti were showered on the happy pair outside the church and her mother 's home.
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The Waterston Outrage. SERIOUS CHARGE AGAINST A TRAWLERMAN. DEFENDANT COMMITTFD TO THE ASSIZES. The sequel to the Waterston outrage, as reported in last week a "Telegraph," was heard at Milford Haven Police Court on Thursday morning when Ca-i.ir Joan Evans, a firemin on the steanivtrawler Beatrice aud residing at Waterston, was brought np in custody on a charge of assaulting and attempting to ravish and carnally know one Martha Evans, on the afternoon of Monday, January 12th, near Waterston. The magistrates on the bench were Col. W. R. Roberts, Mr G. II. D. Birt and Mr J. ll. Gaskell. Considerable local interest was taken in the pro- ceedings, and two women sitting in the well of the court were asked by the Chairman to retire AT Depnty Chief Co,lstable James flouted, and ?etyrr « mt appeared o? behalf of the prisoner MRS. EVANS'S EVIDENCE. h n D.O.G. -James called Marcha Evans, who said she was the wife of Insp. Evans, Milford Haven. On the previous Monday she left Milford to send her cousin to Waterston. They went the Blackbridge road and arrived at Waterston about 2.30. Witness left her consin immediataJyond returned by the same road. After leaving Waterston she saw a man carrying 11 black shiny bag ou his shoulder coming towards her. She did not know him. Defendant was the man and on the following day she picked him out of twelve obers at Hakin Police Station. He did not appear t) be drunk. Ho did not speak to her nor she to hit-a, and he passed on his way to Waterston. She looked behind and saw the same man coming after her. She had occasion to tie up her boat lace. Defendant was oS carrying the black bag when he came round the comer. She hurried on as fast as she could, but sb? had not gone far when she heard something and Se man was within a few yards of her. He bad an awful look on his face and was disarranging his attire. She raised up her hands and beggcd?be ma.n not to touch her, bat he came towards her ?nd pushed her iuto the hedge. He caught hold of her and she struggiedaH she could to P??nt but ? /ed and kept beating him about the face. She bad thick woollen gloves on, which somewhat handicapped her. She called" murder" and for help and told the man that her husband was coming to meet her. She struggled for two or three minutes, and kept striking him in the face. She got free from him and ran screaming towards Milford. At Coppybush gate she saw a young woman and running into the field she sat down and fainted. After she came to herself she told the young woman all that had happened. Two women then came on from Waterston, Miss Harland and Mrs enables, and witness walked home with them to Milford Haven. When prisoner left her he went round the corner in the direction of Waterston. Cross-examined by Mr Tombs: She went to Waterston to send her cousin, who was S. S catch a train at Pembroke Dock. She did nof Litn the time. She was certain of?e man but had S seen hun before. She did not see the ferryman who was alleged to have said that he saw the man at a time which did not agree with the time stated. wa9"fobeaSneabieCtC'1 to "?? question as the man was to be called. tbfS8' Sb",otSS^b?,,a, '^anS"St?»a!,l0ng the road. She thought it was au extraordinary thing thatamr Sh<Sl,Utt»AS4'«KS?'3 the day. The defendant was not carrying the bag when he returned after her. He never spoke during the struggle. Her c?hes were not torn as she was thrown against the hedge. She tried to mark the man but she had her gloves on. She made a Vm msiss,1iss P h1entitied the mftn next day. The girl and tbe other j,ema,e3 were ..1 etan&herV Re-examined: There was no house between Waterston and Coppybush gate. She had fe? S juries to the back in consequence of the attack. HEARD WOMAN'S SCREAMS. Emily John, a servant girl at Coppybush Farm. said she was 22 years of age. She remembered the previous Monday when she heard screams, and when she got to the gate a woman dashed into the eld. She did not then know her, and witness asked what was the matter but she could not answer and fell down inside the gate. In about five minutes she came round and told her how a fisherman bad assaulted her She detailed how when she happened to look round she saw a man with open arms and she begged him not to touch her, but he threw her into the hedge. She also told her all that happened. ^be h<r.dg! the m?n and said she could identi& him anywhere. He carried a black bag. On Mrs Evans's coat there were grass and moss from the hedge and witness took some of it off. During the time she was with her two young ladies came on the scene and Mrs Evans left with them. Cross-examined It was between 20 minutes and ￼ rtet0 three when she heard the screams. sSK he knew the time as she was going to meet the postman. There was a lot of traffic on that high- way. She did not see the man. There were grass and mad on ^vans s coat. ? '? nothing of the assault. Re-examined: The distance from the farm house to the highway was barely five minutes' walk. MARKS OF BLOODSHED. Annie Harland, a young single woman, living at Waterston, said on Monday she left Waterston for Milford Haven accompanied by Mrs Venables. They left about 2.30 p.m. She knew West Corner and saw a maD, the defendant, coming round the corner. He picked up something in the bSS It was a bag, she thonght a black one. She had Swava known the defendant. As be passed he held a hand- kerchief up to his face, which was bleeding, and witness also noticed blood on his hand. She could not say whether he was drunk or sober but be did not appear to be drunk. When they came to Coppybush gate she saw Mrs Evans. It would be about ten minutes' walk between the corner and the gate. Mrs Evans told them she had been assaulted and asked if they bad met a man. She bad dirt on her coat. Cross-examined: It was 2.30 when she left Water- ston. She was sure the man had blood on the side of his face and on his hand and he held a handkerchief up to his face. She was sure prisoner was the man. She did not speak to him. Re-examined She did not pass any other man. Florence Yenables, wife of Thomas Venables, living at Waterston, said that on Monday last stie left Waterston at 2.30 with Miss Harland from Milford Haven, and on approaching est Corner she saw a man coming to meet them. Shefirstsawhim sitting down in the hedge, but be got up and came towards them. She saw him take a bag off the ground and put it on his shoulder. She knew him well, be was Caesar Evans. He held a handkerchief to his face and there was blood on his face and on his hands. She thought be bad been fighting or sometbing. He was coming in a stooping position but walked airight after he passed. They met Mrs Evans at Coppybush gate. From where she saw prisoner to Coppybush gate would be about 150 yards. Cross-examined She knew prisoner who was a neighbotir of hers. She did not ask him what was the matter. She had never spoken to him. Re-examined He was a man who was not in the habit of speaking much to anyone. DEFENDANT ARRESTED: HTR DRMTAr. -.¿. "i..L.I.. P.S. Trebarne stated that on Monday afternoon about 4.15 he received information from Martha Evans, police station, Milford Haven, and in conse- quence he in company with Inspector Evans made enquiries and proceeded to Waterston. At 5.30 p m they visited accused's residence. He was asked in by his sister. In the kitchen he saw accused stand- ing up and seeing that be answered the description given to him by prosecutrix, he asked his name and he replied Caesar John Evans. Witness told him that he was going to arrest him on suspicion of assaulting with intent to ravish and carnally know Martha Evans on the Waterston to Milford Haven road that afternoon. He also cautioned him and defendant replied" You have made a mistake this time, I am an innocent man. I have travelled the world all over." Witness took possession of the bag which he told him he had carried home from sea He conveyed defendant to Hakin Police Station where he examined his clothing. On his shirt the witness found several spots of blood. The following morning at 9.30 he had accused placed amonest 13 other men in the yard and be waq picked out by Mrs Evans as the man who bad assaulted her. Prisoner said to her You are wrong, my good woman; I never interfered with a woman in my life." Cross-examined He gave him the usual caution. He bad never seen the man before. No evidence was offered for the defence and D.C.C. James asked for defendant's committal to the assizes. tb b Defenda.nt was then charged and pleaded not guilty. Ù He w- 'O'M'ttod to t?ko bis trial at tbe next assizes. i Mr Tombs a.skeà for bail "°? read a !ettep from Mr ?"?L ￼ Waterston, -and ?'so Mr Thomas Davies T °n^r nf w ♦ f both of whom had said tb? oniH 90 surety, but were unable to be present. He ,tt,e time to Prepare his case and be hoped th^ bench would aitowdefeadaatontonb?a?! Bail was granted, defendant in '?' and one nsnurrTetty i for £ 100 or two for £50.
? Sentenced by the Tottenham magistrates to three months' hard labour for neglecting his three childreno William Coleman, an Edmonton labourer, was said td have worked only five weeks during,the seven years 4 bad been married