"Shots Whizz Past us." Private J. Oliver, of 18 Spring Gardens has written several interesting letters to friends. In one dated Sept. 10th he says that he has just had the Telegraph and I was very much interested to read Mr R. T. P. Williams's account of our send- off from Bedford; it was very good and the boys were all glad to see it. We are now in trenches not far from the Turks and shots whizz past us very often but they mostly go over our heads. I was amused to read that about the D.C.M. in the Telegraph." It was splendid and we all had a good laugh over it. Tommy Phillips, Philip Lewis and Palmer are here and are all right, also sergeant Morgan Harries. We are not in so much danger now as the shots go over our beads but some chaps got hit yesterday. One had his leg broken by a bullet about 20 yards from us. On the 13th Private Oliver says: We have had some rain during the last few days and it has cleaied the flies which is a good thing as before they were simply awful. I do hope the rumour about poor old Affie is not true but there's no Knowing these days when death may come but we must face it bravely. We are again in the trenches now. I was acting as orderly to a listening post last night. and had to take the men out about 200 yards in front of our lines. We consisted of three men and a corporal. It was my duty to take a message out to them during the nighs and pilot them in before dawn. It was rather a risky business but we have to do our duty and I have given up worrying. I have been in the middle of it so often, that I don't seem to mind the bullets flying around me. We have a lieutenant here who is acquainted with Lieutenant Dicky Griffiths and he has been talking to us about him. His name is Rice and I think he must be a Pembrokeshire man. I get the Telegraph every week and am very glad to have it as it cheers us up.
Found Three Blackberries. Private Eric Edmunds writes the following characteristically cheery letter to his brother William "My dear brother Willie,-1 was delighted to receive vour nice, long and ever welcome letter yesterday. At last I have been able to secure a sheet of paper and an envelope. I am glad to hear you are alright in P.D. and have comfortable digs. We have splendid ones out here too (I dont think). I am looking forward to seeing you all very much, and I hope it won't be very long before we are all together again. Dear old boy, I am glad to be able to say that I am alright and in the pink -which is something to be very thankful for out here I can te 1 you. I expect vou will miss your blackberrymg this year too. I have found three out here. We are in the reserve tents, about three quarters of a mile from the firing line, and don't know when we are going back there. I had a nice long letter from M- Mother and Muriel the same time as yours, so I con- sidered myself well off yesterday. Well dear Will I must close as there is nothing more to say, hoping this will find you in the very best of health. May God bless and keep you all safe until we return. I remain always, Your ever loving brother, ElUc.
Writing in the Trenches. Jack, writing in the trenches son of Mr and Mrs Owen, 10, Prendergast, writes that he is quite well and states that he was writing direct from the trenches where lie had been ￼ His parents would be surprised to know that Reggie Dixon had arrived, and was with him in th3 trenches. There are a lot of our boys missing, and we think that they are are either wounded or gone into hospital. We don't think anything serious has happened to them but I hope that by the time you get this letter you will have heard from Jack him- self. You must bear up and trust in God that we sliail be allowed to come back safe.
Asks for Cake and Chocolate. Prvt. Willie Harries, son of Mr and Mrs Harries, Stepney Terrace, writing recently from the Dardan- ells says he keeps quite weil but would like some cake, a bit of chocolate, and some condensed milk, and a tin of cocoa sent him.
Trench Digging Under Fire. Private Albert Owen writing to his parents on September 7th says the boys were then back having a rest. In the day they were engaged carrying food and water to those who were out digging trenches, and this was not very nice with snipers playing on them all the time.
Scenes that Fetch Tears to Your Eyes. Signaller Norman Phillips, who is at the Darda- nelles, son of Mr Phillips, Peep Out Farm, Portfield Gate, writes an interesting letter to his sister Rose under date of September ,itli. I have had many narrow escapes but they don't count out here. I have been by the side of pals who have been killed on the spot, and I myself was hit by a piece of shrapnel which taught me to be more careful. Another time a bullet struck mv leather belt and fortunately was turned off by the hard substance. Several boys out of our company have been killed and three out of our section have been wounded. George Griffiths, Pembroke Dock, had his leg shattered. I was talk- ing to him while he was waiting to be taken on board the hospital ship. I expect he is in England by now.. The scenes here at times fetch tears to your eyes. Harry Day of Milford is another boy who is missing. He was not seen after a night attack, but I hope lie will turn up in due course. I received a letter and some oxo from Tossy yesterday and am writing a letter back by this post. If you send anything mind pack it in a strong box. It takes a letter or parcel about three weeks or a month to get here. Sorry to hear vou have had a wet harvest and it is begining to get cold out here now. Will you please send me a tin of keatings as there are a few elephants knocking about? We go up in the trenches and mess about in the dirt and perhaps never wash for a month. Please remember me to everybody. I hope you are well- T arn-in-the pink. Your affectionate brother, NORMAN.
Prvt. Jack Merriman Still Missing. Mr and Mrs Merriman, Prendergast, are still waiting news of their boy'Jack and their older son Willie writing on the 13th inst, says be had not seen him for the last week or two, although he bad made inquires with every one who was likely to know any- thing. Willie says I have now written to the orderly room, and when 1 get an answer I hope to be able to let you know something.
With the 9th Welsh in the Trenches Writing to a friend, Private Charles Evans, eldest son of Mr E. Evans, Dartmouth Gardens, who went out to France with the 9th Batt. Welsh Regiment, in company with so many other Milford boys, says: Just a few lines to let you know that we. are all right. We have had a rough time. One night last week the Germans tried to gas us, but it was not strong enough. It was like a thick fog coming over to our trenches. We have been in the trenches nearly a fortnight, and we don't know when we are coming out for a rest. We caught a German in our barbed wire one night. He had a knife and a bomb. He was going to chuck the bomb over and then cut our chaps throats, but the Welsh chaps were too cute for him and he was shot. He was the first German I have seen since I have been in France. We had a couple of Jack Johnsons on Wednesday, and we had about 20 casualties, and 5 buried and 20 wounded belonging to the Cheshire's. The Germans were asking us when are we going to march to Berlin ? and we asked them "When is the Kaiser coming to London "? I think I have told you all this time. CHARLIE."
Trooper's Alarm Clock. Trooper Ivor Prosser, nephew of Mr. Peregrine Thomas, late of Milford Haven, has written an interesting letter to his parents in New Zealand, and as young Prosser's father (Capt T. H. Prosser) formerly resided at Milford the extracts which we give cannot fail to greatly interest our Milford Haven readers. TrooperProsser says :— "This morning a shell was my alarm-clock. It burst a short distance in front of the firing trench, and a few of the bullets struck part of the bank above my little dug-out, while the earth trickled down on top of me in a little stream. I lay awake listening to several more screaming by, which burst elsewhere. No damage was done to any indivdual by that particular shell. The first hour in the main firing trench was a bit strange, but I soon got accustomed to the bullets skimming just over my head. It is similar to being in the butts at a rifle range. One has to keep one's bead down and not try to look all over the place. Then one is fairly safe. When not actually in the front firing trenches we are in the reserve ones, close behind, and connected by com- munication trenches. In all the trenches we have little holes and places dug out in the sides where we are pretty safe from the shells, and one can sleep at ease. In the reserve trenches we have a certain amount of leisure and spare time, although we often make up fatigue parties to go and get water and rations for ourselves and the men in the firing line. We are well looked after in the way of food, much better than we anticipated. Every day our rations are dealt out to us in sections, four in a section. We get five or six big biscuits, bully beef, tea, sugar, a little jam, a bit of bacon, with an occasional small pot of Oxo, or small tablet or so of some bone extract. We cook everything in our mesa tins and very handy they are -one can make excellent tea in them. We get a little over a regulation field bottleful every day sometimes more, if we have time to go and get it. We always have enough, anyhow to boil an occasional potato or two, or make a little soup from extract, as well as to make our mess-tins full of tea. At mid-day to-day we were served with a ration of dried vegetables. I have mine soaking, and intend to eat them with some bully warmed up injthem to- night. Those who have tried them pronounce them excellent. We occasionally soak a biscuit or two 1between meals, boil them up. and eat them with a bit of sugar and jam, and they make quite a-decent bit of pudding. Since the above letter was written Trooper Prosser has been invalided home from the: Dardanelles and is now in King George's Hospital, London. His uncle, Mr. Peregrine Thomas, was telgrapbed for to see his nephew who, we are glad to learn, is now progressing satisfactorily.
HELPED TO RESCUE A SERGT. MAJOR. Harfat Man's Brave Act. Private Jack Moss, ot rrenaergast is now home on furlough after five months oonnnement in Man- Chester hospital where he was taken when wounded in the knee by a sniper's bullet. Jack is reluctant to talk about his experiences and our representative had great difficulty in extracting from him one very interesting incident in which the grit of the Harfat bred lad showed itself. One day in April last a Sergeant-Major was shot about 60 yards from a wood which was occupied by our troops. The man lay where he fell, his life's blood slowly but aurely oozing away. It was then that Moss and another Cardiff man named Gigg rushed out and with great difficulty, and while exposed to the fire of the enemy's snipers brought the wounded man back to'the British lines. He was then almost past all human help but managed to gasp Thank you, Moss, thank you, Giggs" and expired. Private Moss still has the bullet which smashed his knee and which has left him with a limp which will stick to him for the remainder of big days.
LOCAL WAR ITEMS. -1 Haverfordwest is noted for its patriotic families, but few have a better record than the family of Mr and Mrs Thomas Owens, of Prendergast. Fred and Jack are at the Dardanelles, while Jim is in France, Alfred and Attie (printer) have also eulisted, but have not yet gone to the front. Quarter Master Sergeant H.H. Chalinder, Royal Enginers,; Cardiff, formerly of Haverfordwest, a brother of Mr T. J. Chalinder, Milford Haven, left for France last week. Since joining the army in November Q. M. S. Chalinder has had rapid pro- motion, being raised from Lance Corporal to Q. M. S at one stroke. His going to the front has revealed a patriotic action on his part, for in order to get there "quick" he forfeited his rank and reverted to corporal Sergt. W. R. Berry, son of Mr John Berry, Camrose, has just been home on a week's furlough, He is with Queen Victoria's Rifles at Richmond Park. Farrier Sergt. Ervin Morris Young, of the Pem- brokeshire Yeomanry, has also been home on leave Mr and Mrs J. L. Jenkins have been relieved of much anxiety by the intelligence received recently to the effect that their son Midshipman Rhys Jenkins, who is interned in Norway is located in one of the most comfortable hotels in the district, and that be and his brother officers have been released on parole and now enjoy all the privileges and social advan- tages of the place. The hnsband of Mrs Pugh. daughter of Mrs Reid. Horn's Lane comes of a patriotic family. At the outbreak of the war Mr Pugh was serving on a fish- ing trawler at Milford Haven and being an old member of the 1st Brecknock Battalion he was sum- moned to the colours, and went to Egypt in October where he remained until invalided home a few months ago. He is now at Pembroke Dock hospital, and has been home on a few days furlough. Private Pugh has three brothers and a brother in law also serving with the colours, a record of which he is very justly proud. Miss M. A. John, of North Johnston, bas just received a cheerful letter from her brother, Gunner Tom John, of the R.F.A. He is in the fighting line in France, and so far is getting on all right. He wished to be remembered to all his friends.
County War Fund Notes. I The County War Fund Committee are very anxious that all men serving from the county shall receive the same benefit in the way of comforts, and i as in some towns Committees have already been formed to send comforts to the local company of the l/4th Welsh Regt., it is hoped that these Committees will extend their work so as to send comforts to all natives of their town wherever serving. Grants will be made by the War Fund to committees ready to do this. It seems undesirable that one particular regi- ment should benefit to a much greater extent than men who happen to be serving in other regiments. In some cases separate collections have already been made for a particular regiment, and of course any such money already collected must be used for that body. But in the event of fresh collections being undertaken it is hoped that they will be for the bene- lit of all soldiers and sailors serving from the par- ticular town, as any other policy seems to have a suggestion of undue preference. The amount of help which the War Fund can give in the towns to the t Soidiers' and Sailors' Comforts Committees will depend upon the result of the new War Fund Collec- tion, and collectors in the towns are quite at liberty to ear-mark individual gifts for the work of these particular committees. I AN ABSURD RUMOUR. It is extraordinary how certain uncharitable persons can circulate wholly untrue statements with regard to charitable funds, such as the County War Fund, and with a view to contradicting a particularly absurd rnmour that had got into circulation that the officials of the County War Fund were receiving salaries the following circular has been sent out: "We are desired by the County War Fund Committee to ask you to make public the fact that no salaries are paid to any person engaged in the War Fund Office, and that the total amount paid for additional clerical assistance since the commencement of the fund does Dot exceed X60 the item of £ 130 office expenses in the published accounts is largely postages, telegrams, and such incidental matters, which are necessarily large in the collection and admistration of a fund of £ 12,000. "The whole work in connection with the War Fund Office is entirely voluntary, and the officesbave been generously lent by Captain Hugh Thomas, R.A." Perhaps one of the most satisfactory features of the administration of this fund is the very large amount of work that has been carried out at a minimum of expense. As the report and balance-sheet show, the total office expenditure in respect of the adminis- tration of X12,000 has not amounted to X20o. A HAPPY ANTICIPATION. Despite the vigilance of the publishers and the officials, an amusing error has crept into the report o* the County War Fund. In the list of oiffcers, Gen. Ivor Philipps, D.S.O., M.P., appears as General Sir Ivor Philipps." No doubt this is only a happy anticipation. The error is due to the belief of a typist that the command of the Welsh Army Corps hn,n sntftiled this rank upon Major General Philinns. DONORS TO WAR FUND. Donations to the War Fund have now been re- ceived, or promised, from Lord Merthyr, Mr J. V. Colby, Mr G. Thomas, the Hon. Mrs Lort Philipps. Mr D. M. Price (Milford Haven), Mr H. Seymour 1 Allen, Mr Peerless, Dr. Havard, Mr B. Williams, and others.
Royal Naval Reserve Funeral. GALLANT MILFORD SKIPPER. The circumstances of the death of Skipper James Charles Phillips, one of Milford's gallant mine sweepers, cannot be related, nor is the fate of some of his comrades definitely known, but sufficient is known to prove that they have displayed heroism worthy of their calling. Two of the missing men .? William Crisp (mate), and David Job (chief engineer), both married men with families of five and three children respectively. Skipper Phillips was a well-known local boy, born in Hakm, the eldest son of the late Mr Lewis Phillips. Previous & SnSS the Roval Naval Reserve (trawler section) .? ?T outbreak of war, he was for eleven years or emp?d on ?ssrs. Sellick, Morley & Price's m?re ? rising to the rank of skipper. He leaves a ?feand' four children. The body was sent home by the naval ?orit? ????? &???ony the in Greville Road. The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon with full naval honours. ijea ing the house the cortege ? moved at slow m?ar?, along North Road, Robert Street and Priory Bjad, to the Wesleyan Church. The cofan cPo?ver?ed ?with the Union Jack and wreaths, was drawn on a carriage by 15 lusty sailors from the Naval Reserve, with six skippers as bearers a^ n -( sailors carrying floral tributes. Then followed 24 warrant officers (skippers), 40 mates and engineers, and 60 sailors, all under the command of Sub.-Lieute, S. Hammond, R.N.R. AJar genumberof beautiful floral tributes were received. ￼ The general public included Councillors L. J. Meyler, G. S. Kelway, T. G. Hancock, W. Jenkins, E. E. Carter; Mr Robert Cole, J.P-> Mr T.. McDonald (representing Sellick, Mo?ey ?& P?rice?), Mr A. G. Laycock, Skippers J T. Clarke, D. J. Davies, C. Davies, W. Blockwell (jui3ior), etc., etc. There were several mourning coaches. The whole formed an imposing spectacle and was witnessed by large crowds of sympathisers. As the mourners and congregation entered the church, Chopin's funeral march was played on the organ by Mr F. D. Williams. An impressIve servICe was conducted by the Rev. H. J. Barber, and at the close the Dead March in Saul was played. At tne Cemetery the committal was recited by the Rev. H. J. Barber, the Naval Division was drawn up, and the bugler sounded the Last Post." The chief mourners were :-Mr8 PhiUips ?????..?-? Messrs. Arthur, Lewis and John Phillip9 (hro\hers), Mrs Phillips (mother); Mrs Union, Mrs ?Wm.ttaMr, Misses Lilian, Olive and Edie Phillips (sisters); Miss Phillips (daughter); Mr James Phillips, Mrs Westenborg, Mrs Phillips, Mr and Mrs Owens, Mr and Mrs T. Owens, Misses B. and G. Owens, Mrs Hire, Mrs Jones, Mr and Mrs Collins, Mr Johnston, Mr Westenborg, Mr Jonn Saunders, Messrs. W. and E. Westenborg, Mr and Mrs Merriman, Mr and Mrs Davies, Mrs Vaughan, Mrs Payne, Mr W. UnIOn, Mrs W. Bevans. The following telegram was received from the King and Queen :— Sept. 21st, 1915. Buckingham Palace. Mrs Phillips, 51, Hertford Street, Ramsgate. The King and Queen deeply regret the loss you and the Navy have sustained by the death of your husband in the servioe of his country. Their Majesties truly sympathise withyou in your sorrow.—Keeper of the Privy ruree.
I Roose Petty Sessions. I ..? I" I The fortnightly sessions of Roose were held at the Shire Hall, Haverfordwest, on Saturday before Messrs W. Howell Walters (chairman), J. T. Fisher, A. W. Massy, E. W. B. Summers, S. W. Dawkins, G. H. Llewellin and W. T. Davies. AN EJECTMENT APPLICATION. HUSBAND ON ACTIVE SERVICE. Mrs Edith Mary Hore applied for an ejectment J order, in respect of a cottage, against Mrs Elizabeth John, Cutty Bridge, Haverfordwest. Applicant said she let respondent the cottage at 49. 6d. a week. An agreement was drawn up, and signed, by which a week's notice was to termin- ate the tenancy. She had given Mrs John the usual notice but she was still in the cottage. The Clerk (to Mrs John): Why don't you go out ? Mrs John I have nowhere to go. Mrs Hore: I only let the cottage, which is my gardener's, to her while her own house was being built. It was to be for only a short time and now my gardener wants to go in and I cannot get it. The Clerk How long has she been in) Applicant: Since January. Mrs John I have nowhere to go. I have a large family, 9 children, and my husband is on active service. The Clerk (to Mrs John) Is there no place where you can go? No, sir. Is there nowhere in Camrose, which is not far? I have got cows and pigs and all. My own house is being built up. The Clerk: How long will it be before your house is ready ?—I do not know. The Clerk (to Mrs Hore): When was the notice of this application served ? Last week. The Clerk (to Mrs John) When did they com- mence to repair or rebuild, your house ?-LaBt week. Mr Dawkins: The man is serving his country. Mr Llewellin: Could we not adjourn it till her own house is ready ? The Chairman (to Mrs John): You did nothing till you got this notice last week ?-No, sir. They could not start on it before. The Clerk explained that under the Court's Emergency Act the Bench had certain powers. The Magistrates retired and on their return to Court the Chairman said they bad decided to adjourn the application for a month and to further consider it then. ALL ABOUT MY SON'S CAMERA." Thomas Evans, seaman, Neyland, was summoned for being drunk and disorderly in Honeyboro' Road on September 11th. P.C. James said he saw the defendant, at 11.50 p.m., staggering about the road. He was drunk and very disorderly. Witness requested him to go into the house but he refused so witness put him in. Defendant: You say yon saw me on the road ?— Yes. Defendant: Was I off my own doorstep?—Yes. Defendant (excitedly): I am speaking God's honest truth. I was in my own house. I had a bit of a bother with my son buying these cameras, spending his money on them and I did not want him to do it. P.S. Morse said that, from complaints received, he went to defendant's house and there found him very drunk. In his presence P.C. James told witness that be bad bad to put him in the house as he was disorderly on the road. Defendant was suffering from a black eye and a slight abrasion on the bridge of the nose. He had been quarrelling with his wife and his son and it was alleged he had kicked his wife aud it was there the son interfered and defendant went out on the road. Defendant: It is all about my son buying these cameras and I told him it would be better for him to buy oilskins. He told me he would not and then I told him to clear out. As he would not go I went to put him out and he banged me on the eye. D.C.C. James read to defendant the language which he was alleged to have used when he ejaculated, in a surprised tone, Ob, Lord You are making me worse than the Germans." (Laughter). The Chairman You will be fined 59. Defendant: Very good, sir. DRUNK AND DISORDERLY. James Dunn, labourer, Burton, was fined 59 for being drunk and disorderly on September 17, the facts being spoken to by P.C. Morgan. A like fine was, upon the evidence of Sergeant Morse, imposed upon Minnie Dodd, married, Neyland, for a similar offence in Cameron Road, Neyland, on September 18. It was stated defendant was trying to get another woman to come out and fight saying she would smash her face. LIGHTLESS CYCLES. I For riding a bicycle without a light, in Picton Place, Neyland, at 9.30 p.m. on Septembers, Lance- Corporal Llewelyn George Tudor, 2 4th Welsh, was fined 2s 6d. The facts were spoken to by P.C. James. James Harris, farmer, Williamston, did not appear to reply to a similar summons. P.C. Llewellyn said he saw the defendant riding a bicycle on the Haven and Haverfordwest road at 8 p.m. on September 11. He bad no light and did not stop when witness called on him. Fined 5s. PROJECTING TIMBER. I James John, farmer, Broadway, was summoned for driving a cart, with timber projecting more than six feet over the tail board, without having a rear light, on September 14. P.C. James said he saw the defendant, at 8.45 p.m. on September 14, driving a cart along Mathry Road, Camrose. He bad some poles in the cart and they were projecting 35 feet over the tailboard. There was no rear light. When spoken to defendant admitted he ought to have had a light. A fine of 5s was imposed. MISCHIEVOUS FARM SERVANTS. Arthur John (17), farm servant, Church Hill Farm, and Harding Davies (16), farm servant, Hook's Farm, were summoned for stealing a wrench hammer and a spanner, the property of James Philpin, Hill Moor, Steynton, on September 5. They were also summoned for maliciously damaging a haymaker, the property of Philpin, on the same date, causing damage to the extent of 10s. Mr Fisher did not take part in the hearing of this case. P.C. Nicholas, Johnston, said he received informa- tion as to the hammer and spanner having been stolen between Saturday night, September 4, and Monday morning, September 6. He made enquiries and saw Arthur John, at Church Hill. John made the following statement: "Harding Davies of Hook's Farm, was at home at Hill Moor Cottage on Sunday, September 5. In the afternoon we both went into Mr Pbilpin's field after nuts. When returning we went to the binder and took away the wrench hammer and spanner. I took the hammer and Davies the spanner. We gave them to Osborne Davies, the brother of Harding Davies." The same day witness saw Harding Davies and told him he was making certain enquiries. Davies then told him that he left the Hook on Saturday night and went home to his mother's house at Long Haven, Camrose. He stayed there that night and left there at noon the following day, coming back to Hill Moor Cottage. He added: I met Arthur John and we both went to look for nuts in Mr Philpin's field. We then went bothering with the binder and took away a wrench hammer and a spanner. I took away the spanner and John the hammer. We turned the havmaker over between us. We afterwards met Osborne Davies in Church Hill lane and gave the things to him. Later, witness saw Osborne Davies at his home and received the articles, which were valued at 5s, from him. Both defendants elected to be dealt with sum- marily and pleaded guilty saying they "did it for a lark." — In the malicious damage case James Philpin said he had left the binder in the field on the Saturday night. It was covered up with canvas and the tool box was intact. On the Tuesday morning he found he could not not go from one field to the other with the binder and then missed the hammer and spanner. In the field above that the haymaker had been turned over, all the framing and hood having been bent. The shafts had been lifted up and then dropped down. He could not say whether the spindle had been damaged. He estimated the damage done at 10s, but if the spindle was damaged it would be more. The Chairman said the Bench were not going to send the defendants to prison, but they wished it to be known that they would deal severely with any other cases brought before them. In the first case, that of theft, defendants would each be bound over, in the sum of x5, to be of good behaviour for 12 months, and ordered to pay the costs. In the malicious damage case they would be fined Is each and to pay 5s each damage, in addition to the costs. I SOLDIERS' DRUNKEN FREAK. NEYLAND THEFT CHARGE. I Ptes David Henry Morris and Frederick Ridley of the 2/lst Brecknock Battalion were brought up in custody, charged with stealing from a house at Ney- land, on the night of September 24, a metal watch, value 8s. 6d., the property of Frances May Hackett. Lieut Dobell, of the Brecknock Battalion watched on behalf of the Battalion. Frances Mary Haokett, replying to D.C.C. James, who prosecuted, said she was single and lived with her father at 45 James Street, Neyland, She left the house about 8.45 on Friday night to meet her sister. There was no one in the house when she left. The doors, back and front, were closed but not bolted. A window at the back was left open. She returned about 10.45 and went to the back door, which she found open. She did not go in, but looked through the window, and saw a soldier, dressed in khaki, sitting on the sofa in the kitchen. She went for her sister and the latter went in and found a soldier's cap on the sofa. The watch (produced) was her pro- perty. She had left it on the dresser. She had not missed it till she saw it in possession of Sergt. Morse. Some papers (receipts) had also been left on the dresser and she identified the bundle (produced) as being the papers. Neither of accused had any questons to put to the witness. Martha Jane Hackett (14), sister of previous witness, said she went home at 10.45 on Friday night and upon going into the kitchen saw a soldier's cap (produced), on the sofa. She then saw a soldier, (produced ) identified in court as Ridley, lying under whom she identified in court as Ridley, lying under the sofa. She told him she would fetch the military police, but he made no reply. She went out to fetch the police and upon her return the soldier had gone. He was afterwards found in the backyard. He had no cap on, neither bad he any boots, only socks, on his feet. She had never seen either of the men previously. Her father was a chief engineer on a trawler and was then away from home. Pte. Fredk. Gregory, 2/4th Welsh, said he was on military police duty at Neyland on Friday night. In consequence of something told to him he went down a road to fetch two other members of the garrison police. They then went to the house, 45, James Street, when he got to the house he could not find either of prisoners. He went out into the backyard and there found Ridley. He bad no cap on his bead and was in his stocking feet. Witness took him back to the house and out through the front door and gave him in charge of Pte. Baker. Witness returned to the house and found a pair of boots. Ridley was drunk. He afterwards went in search of another soldier, having been told the three had been seen I together. Down the road, about 30 yards from the house he found Morris lying in a hedge. He had no boots nor stockings on and was drunk. Witness asked him why he was in such a state, without boots, and he replied "I sold mv boots." Both men were taken to the police station. Witness was present when they were searched and the watch found in Morris' possession. Sergt. Morse said that at 11.15 p.m. on September 24tb the military police brought both prisoners to the police station at Neyland, for the purpose of keeping them there till they returned to Fort Scoveston. The Clerk: What was their state ? Sergt. Morse: From my point of view they were muddled drunk. Proceeding, Sergt. Morse said the watch was taken from Morris's tunic pocket. Witness asked him whom it belonged to, and he said me." He asked him where his boots were and he said I have sold them," but refused to say to whom. The papers were found on Morris. Witness then went to 45, James Street, where Frances Hackett identified the watch. He afterwards charged both prisoners, separately and jointly, with stealing the watch. Ridley replied, •• I did not take anything belonging to them, only I was in the house, that's all." That (Saturday) morning, Ridley, in the presence of Morris, said He (meaning Morris) took me to the house with him. We left the camp together and were together all the evening. We went in through ° the back door, which was wide open. The front door was open." Morris, when charged, said "I had the watch given me." To D.C.C. James: Nothing was found on Ridley. Both men elected to be dealt with summarily and pleaded guilty, Ridley saying, I had some beer and don't remember anything at all about it." Lieut. Dobell, asked about the men's records, said Ridley had an excellent one whilst against Morris there was nothing but minor offences. Ridley had been in the Battalion since November 4th, and Morris since October 29th. They had been in his Company for nine months and be could not believe that either of them were guilty of intentionally taking the watch. It seemed to him to have been more of a drunken lark. The Chairman: You don't want to part with them ? Lieut. Dobell: No, sir. The Chairman (to the accused): The Bench are going to deal leniently with you, in view of the good character given to you by your superior officer. We believe it was a drunken spree, but it is no credit to you. We hope you will take more care to be of more credit to the uniform you wear. You will be discharged.
HAVERFORDWEST TOWN COUNCIL. ——— The monthly meeting of the Haverfordwest Town Council was held last night, the Mayor (Aid. T. H. Thomas) presiding. There were also present Alder- man G. M. Phillips. Councillors P. White, W. G. Rowlands, H. J. Rogers, G. J. Thomas, R. Sinnett, and G. H. Llewellin. THE WATER COMMITTEE. Mr Liewellin moved the adoption of the Water Committee's report, which stated that the Surveyor had reported that the quantity of water pumped during the month showed a great increase. Accounts amounting to X93 16s 2d were recommended for payment. Mr Rogers seconded and it was carried. OFFERS FOR STONE BREAKER. ihe Sanitary Committee's report was moved bv Mr Rowlands and seconded. Tj;¡e Committee reported that an application to repair the road from Cottesmore Lodge to the Cottes- more Hospital had been considered, and that they had given the Mayor and the Surveyor authority to attend to the matter. The Surveyor was also in- structed as to the disposal of the stone-breaker at Portfield Gate quarry. Accounts for X III 1.5s 8d, and £2 108 on the Belgian Fund were recommended for payment. Aid. Phillips asked what the position was as to the stonebreaker. The Surveyor said he had advertised it for sale and had had received an offer for £ 25. That offer, how- ever, was withdrawn, and he then had two other offers, one of £15 and another of A:10 10s. The first was afterwards withdrawn, and he had communi- cated with the person who made the £10 10s offer but had received nothing further. Mr Llewellin I move that if they do' not give ten guineas for it the Council keep it. This was seconded and carried, and the report was adopted. BOROUGH COMMITTEE'S REPORT. Mr White moved the adoption of the Borough Committee's report which stated that accounts amounting to £66 13s 8d were recommended for pay- ment. The Surveyor was instructed to carry out certain repairs at Ivy Bush and to a house at Skerry- ford. He was also instructed to report on the condition of the Old Quay wall and to submit measurements of that position of the river wall, near the Old Bridge, requiring to be rebuilt. The Town Clerk reported that he had received notice of an accident to the S.S. Harfat," near the Gas quay and the Committee decided to defend any proceedings taken in the matter. Alderman Phillips seconded and the report was adopted. THE GAS BOND. In moving the gas Committees report Mr Rogers said he had been informed by the Boro' Accountant that they had sufficient money to pay off the gas bond and as thev were all wishful to get out of debt he proposed that that be done. The report showed that accounts for X387 14s. 2d., and £ 95 is. Od. on gas loan account had been passed for payment. That the Surveyor had been instruc- ted as to the lighting of the streets during the ensu- ing month. The Committee reported that Mr Bell had undertaken the settlement of accounts with Messrs Piggott for extras for work, in connection with the erection of the new gas holder, without extra charge. Mr Thomas seconded the adoption and the same was passed. SIR JOHN PERROT'S CHARITY. The Town Clerk reported that ne nact been m- formed the term of office of Messrs Llewellin, W. J. Jones, George Davies, G. M. Phillips and W. G. Rowlands, as representative trustees of Perrot's Charity, had expired. Their term ot office was for three years. Mr three Siunett: Is there anv report as to the attendances ? The Town Clerk: The Clerk to the Trustees did not furnish me with a list of attendances. On the motion of Mr White, seconded by the Mayor, the Trustees were re-elected, and Messrs. Llewellin, Phillips and Rowlands returned thanks. THE FISHGUARD RESOLUTION. The Town Clerk read the resolution, the con- sideration of which had been deferred from the quarterly meeting, of the Fishguard Urban Council asking the Pembrokeshire County Council to re- consider its decison not to join the other County Councils in the Welsh National Memorial Scheme, and requesting Haverfordwest to pass a similar resolution. Mr Llewellin proposed that they join with Fish- guard. He did not see there was any objection to the resolution. It did not commit them, as a Council, in any way, neither did they, by adopting it voice their opinions. Mr Rowlands seconded. Mr Sinnett moved an amendment that the letter lie on the table. They should support the County Council. Mr Rogers seconded and said he could not agree with Mr Llewellin that it would not commit them to anything. The resolution was practically saying that the County Council would have to fall in with Fishguard's views. The Pembrokeshire County Council was quite competent to deal with the matter and quite capable of doing what they considered the best for the county as a whole The resolution was carried bv 1 votes to 3. NEW CEMETERY LOAN. j.ne 1 own oierk reported that the Local Govern- ment Board had written with reference to the Councils application for sanction to borrow money for tlie-Ceiheten.- works, that they did not consider it very pressing and therefore could not sanction it. He said that the Local Government had evidently thought that all the money pLossible was wanted for the war. th The business of the Council was concluded within the half-hour.
RECRUITING. The following have enlisted since our last issue :— W. Merriman, Haverfordwest, R.F.A.; Geo. Griffiths, I Goodwick, A.S.C.; W. Davies, Haverfordwest, A.S.C.; I F. J. Thomas, Haverfordwest, A.S.C.; E. Evans, Haverfordwest, Motor Transport.
The D.C.M.'s Address Wanted. Will Corporal George James, D.C.M., please com- municate with Miss Katie Thomas, F.R.A.M., 27, St. Andrews Mansions, Portman Square, London, W.S. Miss Thomas wishes to send Corporal James a present as a token of her high appreciation of the lad's bravery, and the address in a recent issue of the "Telegraph" appears to have been insufficient as the letter was returned from Leatherhead Camp marked insufficient address, unknown." Since writing the above we have made enquiries and find that Corpl. George James' present address is: Corporal George James, D.C.M., No 10190, No. 7 Coy., Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Leatherhead, Liverpool.
CORRECTION. -to the Kdtfor of the Milford Haven Telegraph." 61R,-Iu your issue of the 22nd inst., it is stated that the Rev. Mr Pryse, of Llangwm, was the preacher at Hook Chapel Harvest Festival. I beg to state that I did not preach there. D. M. PRYSE.
BIRTHS. On the Inh inst., at 9, North Street, the wife of Gunner R. H. Hooper, R.G.A., of a son. On he 11th inst., at Summer Hill, Freystrop, the wIfe of Mr Albert Harries of a son. On the 24th inat., at Cardmaker's Pool, Frey- strop, the wife of Mr Joseph Russan, of a daughter. On the 27th inst at Rosemary Lane, St. Thomas Green, the wife of Mr Thomas Picton, of a son. IN MEMORIAM. ????ving memory of our dear eldest brother, Charles Beaumont, who passed peace- f^iuUTf°^St Sunday September 27th 1914. here ? a link death cannot sever. Sweet remembrance lives for ever. 134 ACKN O WLEDGMENTS. Mrs A. Phillips and family, 8, Greville Road, and Mrs Phillips and family, 12, Greville Road. desire to acknowledge with sincere gratitude the sympathy of many kind friends in their recent sad bereavement, also for floral tributes sent. 427 427
Pembrokeshire Education j Committee. THE LATE LIEUT. JONES. The monthly meeting of the Pembrokeshire Edu- cation Committee was held, at the Shire Hall, Haverfordwest, on Friday, Mr S. B. Sketch pre- siding. The members present were Miss Allen, Archdeacon Hilbers, Col. W. R. Roberts, Messrs. W. T. Davies, W. Lawrence, A. H. Saunders, E. H. James, J. Howard Griffiths and Ll. Rees. A VOTE OF CONDOLENCE. Before the commencement of the ordinary business the Clerk and Director of Education (Mr H. E. H. James) said it was his sorrowful duty to bring to the notice of the Committee the fact of the death of the first Pembrokeshire teacher at the front. He referred to Second Lieut G. R. Jones, lith R. W.F., who was killed in action in August at the Dardanelles. Lieut. Jones was the first Headmaster of Hook School, where he did excellent work since February 1913, giving it up for the call of his country in November 1014, when he enlisted in the ranks. He was at once promoted to non-commissioned rank and was given a commission in May 1915. He had served the Committee very well indeed at Hook. He bad received a letter from Lieut. Jonc-s dated August 4th, he was killed on the 19th, in the course of which he sent his kind regards to all the staff and hoped to have the pleasure, once again, of serving the Pembrokeshire Education Committee. When he decided to enlist he felt he could not ask the Committee to grant him leave of absence for au indefinite period but preferred to resign. He (Mr James) thought it would be proper for the Committee to express their sympathy with the relatives. He had also to report that Signaller Alan J. Price, one of the clerks from the Education Office, was wounded in the band. He bad returned to this country and was recovering. The Chairman said he was quite sure it was the Committee's wish to express sympathy with the relatives of the late Lieutenant Jones who had rendered good service at Hook. He was a voung man of considerable promise and bad carried out his duties at Hook not only to the satisfaction of the Committee bat also of the neighourhood. Tbev sincerely regretted that he bad been killed. He pro- posed a vote of condolence with the relatives and friends of the late officer. The vote was carried by all present standing. TENBY LOAN SANCTIONED. The Chairman reported that the Board of Education I bad sanctioned the loan in respect of the Tenby school. He bad had the opportunity of meeting the Permanent Secretary of the Board, at Haverfordwest, and had been told by him that a sanction had been (1iunn b"U' NEW MANAGER. The Clerk reported the appointment of Mr D. T. George, Deems Hill, as successor to Mr D. Davies, M.L.A. manager of Group 12. COUNTY EXHIBITIONS. I The Central Welsh Board submitted County ) Exhibition and County Teacher Exhibition lists as j follows;- COUNTY EXHIBITION. (14 Candidates). I Name. Div. School. Marks. 1. Doris Edwards A Pembroke Dock 1963 2. Gw,n GIGdhilJ. B Fishguard 1163 3. Dorothy V. Jones B Pembroke Dock 1161 4. T. A. Warren Davis B Grammar School 1144 5. Catherine Thomas. B Cardigan. 1O1 C. Sidney Da,ic-s B Cardigan 105s 7. Mary Phitiips B Pembroke Dock 1054 s. Doris E. Merrima.n B Pembroke Dock 917 9. Eliz. M. Owen. C Narberth 1536 10. Gladys M. Rhvs C Tenbv. 1107 11. Gwyneth R. Davies C Pembroke Dock 1312 Two exhibitions are offered for divisions A and B, and two for division C. COUNTY TEACHERS' EXHIBITIONS. (12 Caudidates. 3 Exhibitions offered). 1. Tom Lewis B. Cardigan. \1 2. Elsie -11. Cabie C. Fishguard. It was decided to grant County Exhibitions to Doris Edwards, Gwyn Gledhill, Eliz. M. Owen aud Gladys M. Rhys, and Teachers' Exhibitions to Tom Lewis and Elsie M. Cable. FINANCE COMMITTEE. Archdeacon Hilbers moved the adoption of the Finance Sub-committee's report, which recom- mended :— Quay Street Premises.—That the Clerk confer with Mr Wheatley regarding the lease and fixtures of Quay Street offices, now occupied by the In- surance Committee. Tasker's Estate.—That arrangements be made to collect the Michaelmas rents by the date of comple- tion of the purchases, and that Tithe and Land Tax be apportioned and paid. Transfer of Moneys.—That sums be transferred from Loans Account to Revenue, and that the Capital Charges be apportioned and debited to the respective districts repayments to be spread over a period of five years, as follows:—Narberth, £ 130; Haverfordwest, £ 50; Fishguard, 158 10s; Penffordd, £30. Mr Ll. Rees, with reference to the Medical Officer's salary, asked that it be referred back for full particulars. Archdeacon Hilbers agreed and said that Dr. Williams had sent in his resignation to take effect from August 14. BACKWARD UNIONS. The Chairman said that there were due 1:2,070 from the Cardigan Union, and £ 657 from the Haver- fordwest Union. Neglect on the part of the Unions to meet the demands meant one thing, that the Committee would have to ?make a larger rate. It was a very serious matter. The report, as amended, was then adopted. BUILDINGS SUB-COMMITTEE. On the motion of Mr Rees, seconded by Colonel Roberts, the report of the buildings sub-committee was adopted, as follows :— Milford Haven C.—The Architect reported that on the Girls' and Infants' playgrounds. The Com- mittee recommend that tto h? ?q, u?tion of improving the?playgrounds be left to Co). W. R. Roberts and the Architect. Cinematograph Performances.—The Architect re- ported that a cinematograph performance had been held in a Council School during the holidays. The Committee recommended that the Managers of Council Schools be strictly prohibited from Jetting their schools for the holding of cinematograph shows, and that their attention be drawn to the Committee's previous regulations on this matter. Freystrop N.P.—The Correspondent wrote concern- ing the contribution for repairs to the floor and the hat pegs in the porch. The Committee recommend that he be asked to submit a receipted bill showing the separate items when the Committee would further consider the matter. St. Ishmaels C.—Tbe Clerk of the County Council notified that he bad received from the Local Govern- ment Board their consent to borrow the sums of £ 780 for improvements and £ 70 for furniture and fittings at this school. I MILFORD APPOINTMENTS. I Emile Van Mael was appointed cleaner of Milford Haven B.C., at a salary of X6 5s. Od. and 3s winter allowance. Robert Palmer was appointed to a similar position at Hakin Council. I RESIGNATION OF DR. WILLIAMS. The Attendance Sub-Committee's report was moved by Mr W. T. Davies, who said that the sub- Committee recommended the acceptance of Dr. Williams' resignation as School Medical Officer as from August 11. Col. Roberts seconded. The Chairman said the Committee, he was sure, regretted the resignation as no official could have discharged his duties more faithfully and efficiently than Dr Williams had. He was sure he had carried out the duties of inspecting the children in a manner which satisfied not only the committee but the children. The resignation was accepted. AGRICULTURAL EXEMPTIONS. In connection with the granting of applications for Agricultural exemptions Mr W. T. Davies said the Attendance Committee had decided to grant the exemptions until the end of October to certain scholars and that in the meantime the Attendance Officers should make enquiries. Farmers through- out the county were applying for exemptions. He, for one, did not think it advisable to keep young children from school more than was absolutely necessary. Parents were also applying for War exemptions. Col. Roberts: War exemptions? The Clerk Some parents get it into their heads that they are entitled to keep the children from school owing to the war. ATTENDANCE OFFICER'S RESIGNATION. It was reported that the Attendance Officer of district No. 8 would resign his position on September 30th, and the Attendance Committee recommended the acceptance of the same and that the filling of the vacancy be postponed. EGGS FOR COTTESMORE. Miss Gladys M. Philipps, commandant of Cottes- more Hospital, asked for permission to enable scholars in the Haverfordwest district to collect eggs for the hospital. The attendance committee's re- commendation that permission be granted if she can make arrangements with the head teachers, was adonted. HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEE. Archdeacon Hilbers moved the adoption of the j Higher Education Committee's report, and the same was carried.. ■ Entrance Scholarsbip Examination.-The Com- mittee cannot recommend that the marked papers of the Entrance, Scholarship Examination be returned to the Head'Teachers as suggested by the Head Teacher of the Jeffreston N.P. School. The Committee recommend the payment of £ 10 to Mr T. C. Rees for assisting the Director. Gardening.—The Board of Education said they would allow not more than eight scholars to be taught in Hayscastle garden. They also approve of the Head teacher as a Teacher of Gardening. The Ven. Archdeacon Hilbers moved and Mr W. C. Jones seconded that the three Conveyances of the Dudwell Estate be sealed on behalf of the County Council. Dairy and Poultry Instructress.—The Committee recommend that the question of the appointment of a Dairy and Poultry Instructress be held over and that the estimate for 1915 -16 be sent at once to the I Board of Agriculture. County Agricultural Staff.—The Board of Agri- I culture recognise Miss D. culture recognise Miss D. Myfanwy Evans as a member of the County Agricultural Staff. THE STAFFING SUB-COMMITTEE. The report of the Staffing Sub-Committee was presented by Archdeacon Hilbers who, in moving its adoption, said they were fully aware of the necessity for economy. Col. Roberts asked the Director whether the Board of Education had relaxed the regulations as to supplementary teachers ? The Director said the Board would not, after August 1st recognise any fresh appointments to schools of less than 100. In the case of Nevland it was a re-appointment. Col. Roberts said the reason be asked was that there were two or three young girls at Milford who had not succeeded in getting certificates and they were desirous of taking up teaching. The Chairman Mr James says that if the young ladies will apply to him he will tiv and find them places, if they are suitable. PRENDERGAST BOYS' SCHOOL. Mr Rees asked if any provision would be made for Prendergast Boys' School. There were only four there at present and he understood one was going to College. i The Director There is a teacher available. MEMBERS' ATTENDANCE. The Chairman said he had been asked by Mr James to impress upon the members the advisa- bil?y of attending the meetings regularly. There was only a small attendance that day. He hoped the members would bear it in mind.
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Milford Haven News. ASTIFIOIAL Tx=.-Edward England, Limited, new attends at Mr Meyler, Chemist, Charles Street, Milford Havsn, every Monday. See large advertise- tasnt. Estimates free. English and American Artificial Teeth. Teeth fixed by the Company's Patent Suction, requiring no fastening. For articulation and eating they are equal to the natural teeth. MR. J. H. LLEWELLIN, 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 i Spectacles (if such'are necessary) after a thorough and careful testing. MILFORD POST OFFICE MEN FOR THE FRONT. Last week two former members of the staff of the Milford Haven Post Office left for France. Troooer Fred George, Hakin, (postman), has been in the Welsh Horse since its formation and left with the Regiment for active service during the week. Sapper W. J. Young (telegraphist) also left for the front. He is attached to one of the signalling com- panies, Royal Engineers. Another postman, Driver W. Barnes, of the R.F.A., has had an unhappy experience. He was a reservist and had been iii France up till the early part of this year, when he was granted leave. Just before leaving his bcrte kicked him on the knee severely. He managed to get home however and his injuries were attended to. After a month at home he returned but complications set in and he has been in hospital and convalescent camp ever since. He has now returned to the Battery depot in Ireland and it is feared he may be invalided out. HARVEST FESTIVALS. HcUdX POIX, WESLEYAX.—The harvest festival at this church was held on Thursday evening when there was a good congregation present. The newly appointed minister, Rev. H. J. Barber, officiated and preached a sermon suitable to the occasion and which was much appreciated by the Hakin friends. The little edifice had been decorated and there was a good display of produce which was sold ft the close of the service and some record prices were realised. WESLEYAN CHURCH, PRIORY ROAD.—Harvest festival services were held at the Wesleyan Church, Priory Road, on Sunday and the occasion marked the first visit of the superintendant minister, Rev. Edgar J. Bradford, Haverfordwest. The church had been chastely decorated by the lady members of the con- gregation and had a pleasing effect. In the morning Mr Bradford preached from the parable of the vine- yard and deduced valuable lessons therefrom. The evening service was well attended and the whole service was very helpful. The sermon was taken from the parable of the rich young man TIJOU fool thy soul shali be required of thee. Harvest hymns were sung and the choir gave a good rendering of Maunder's beautiful anthem "Whjje the earth re- maineth in which the choir excelled. The services were continued on Monday evening when the resi- dent minister, Rev. H. J. Barber was tbe preacher. A nice assortment of produce was received and was sold at the close in the schoolroom. Monday even- ing collection was in aid of Haverfordwest Infirmary REHOBOTH CHURCH ANNIVERSARY. The anniversary services in connection with Rehobotb Presbyterian Church, Hakin, were regarded as amongst the best held for many years. The preacher for the occasion was one of the rising men of the Calvinistic Methodist Connexion, the Rev. W. P. Jones, B.A, B.D., of Penfford, and his earnest discourses wili not soon be forgotten. A service was also held in the afternoon. In the evening the church was packed and the service was very impres- sive. Mr Jones held the attention of the congre- gation throughout his discourse, in which he drew spiritual lessons from the present appeals for recruits for the army, and the impression on the young people was manifest. Special collections for the church funds were made at each service, the pastor, Rev. John Evans, making the appeal and a gratifying response was made. Miss Elsie Davies presided at the organ. A NEW RECORD. All records have been broken at Milford Haven Fish Market by the remarkable sum realised from the sale of fish landed by the steam trawler Cameo on Monday morning, the gross result amounting to £ 1,023. The vessel had over 100 kits of hake and as the prices ruled from X5 17s. 6d. to t6 2s. 7d. this had much to do with the huge earnings. The present price of fish of course is accountable for the big money which is being made by some of the trawlers, not so much the quantity of fish landed. The Belgian boats are doing remarkably well and one of these recently made two trips in a week which turned over £ 800 for the two. The Cameo was out a fortnight. The previous highest was made by the Maristo a few weeks ago and was just under the ;ciooo. BILLIARD LEAGUE. A local billiard league was formed at a meeting held at the Liberal Club Committee Room last week when representatives were present from Hakin Reading Room, R.A.O.B. Institute, Conservative, Club, and Liberal Club. Mr W. Thick, was elected chairman, Mr Colin Campbell treasurer, and Mr Arthur Caisley, secretary. The committee room is at the the Liberal Club. A series of matches are being arranged and the league is expected to create much interest amongst the members of the Club.
MILFORD COUNCIL. The monthly meeting of the Milford Haven Urban District Council was held on Fridav night. There were present Mr L. J. Meyler, (chairman), Mr W. C. Whittow, (vice-chairman), Col. Roberts, Dr. Davies, Messrs. G. S. Kelway, C. T. Blethyn, Hugh Thomas, E. E. Carter, W. Jenkins, T. G. Hancock, and E' Brand, with Mr T. H. Lewis. Clerk, Dr. Rice, (M.O.H.), Mr J. P. Morgan, (surveyor), Mr R. J. Caiderwood (gas and water manager). The business was of a routine nature. REPOHT OF THE GAS AND WATER WORKS COMMITTEE. The Committee reported that the new bed oi six retorts on the Deep Kionne Re-generative principle with tbeHudson Patent producer had been completed and was working satisfactorily for the last month. Col. Roberts proposed the adoption of the report Mr Hugh Thomas seconded and it was carried with- out comment. 'REPORT OF THE SANITARY COMMITTEE. The committee reported as follàws :-(a) That they have appointed William Jenkins, one of the present carters, to the position of head carter, (b) That they have approved of the sanitary arrangements shown on the following plans, and recommend the same to the Council for adoption, viz House proposed to be built by Capt. Clark on the Rath. 2 houses pro- posed to be built by Mr Joseph Phillips in Shakes- peare Avenue. The Committee made the following recommenda- tions:-(a) That applications for the office of M.O.H. for the Urban District be invited to be sent in for the October meeting—salary and conditions of the appointment to be the same as those on which the office was held by the late M.O.H. (b) That the cart house be asphalted. (c) That truck of lime be ordered. Mr Blethyn moved the adoption of the report and it was seconded by Mr Carter. THE MEDICAL OFFICER'S APPOINTMENT. Mr Hancock There is a great demand for doctors at the front and they should bear it in mind at the [ present time. He quoted from the letter of Sir t4 James Barr to the West Derby Guardians in that day's papers in which he expresses the opinion that conscription is coming and also the hope that the Guardians will look ahead :— Get men over military age for either part or whole time service to do your work until the war is over," he says. "Yon will thus be able to set all your young men free, and give them an opportunity of rendermg such service to I their country as they will never have the chance of domg again. I think if is the duty of public bodies, not only not to employ men of military age, but to discharge those who are fit for military service. Colonel Roberts thought it possible the War Office would require men of military age and he certainly thought the time was most important to advertise the appointment. He thought that for the present the best arrangement would be for Doctor Rice to continue to act as M.O.H. for the time be remained in the town. The Clerk The Committee were given to under- stand that the services of Dr. Rice would not be available after the end of September. Dr. Rice said that was so. Mr Hugh Thomas asked what had been done with regard to the state of the urinals which he had mentioned at the last meeting, as it was not referred to in the report. The Inspector: The Committee are going into the matter. Dr Rice read his report as Medical Officer of Health in which be dealt with the health of the district in an exhaustive manner and in the course of which he said, the number of deaths during the year was 98, equal to 13-4 per 1000, tue majority of deaths were under 14 years and over 65. The number of births recorded were 247, equivalent to 33-s. which was the highest for the last 10 years with the exception of 1913. Last October there was an influx of Belgians to the town, but as a large number of II their own men and their families bad removed from t, t the town, there was comparatively little over- I crowding in consequence. Only one case of J infectious disease had been recorded amongst the Belgian population. 16 new houses bad been erected during the year. The Chairman: We are indebted to Dr. Rice for a very complete report. j
NEYLAND NEWS. MILITARY WEDDING, A pretty wedding was solemnised in the Indepen- dent Church on Tuesday last. The contracting parties were Corporal Webb of the R.G.A., and Miss Lilian Ann Gwilliam, daughter of Mr Wm. Gwilliam, deacon at the Independent Chapel. The Rev. W. Powell officiated. The bride, who was dressed in a blue costume and black vel vet hat, was attended by her sister Miss Edith Gwilliam, whilst Mr Hubert Gwilliam acted as best man. The bride was given away by her father. A reception -,v.,is held at the house of the bride's parents. RUGBY "MATCH. Rovers v. Sbropsmres a team got up by Mr Harry Davies and consisting of a large number of Nevlancl players with a few from Pembroke Dock played the Shropshire Regiment on Saturday on the 'latter's grounl. A very interesting game took place. Con- sidering that both teams were out of training it was remarkable what a lot of good football was shown. The 8hroptillires had two or three forwards wJjo obviously did not Know the game, while on the other hand they bad a few men of more than ordinary ability. They gave the impression that a couple of matches would make them into a nicely balanced good side. The visiting team were far superior be- hind the scrum and brought off several neat passing movements. The forwards heeled very erratically and gave the half back very little chance. In the first half the visiting team scored two beautiful tries both the result of excellent passing movements. H. Davies (wing 3 4) kicked two splendid goals and at half time the visiting team crossed over with a lead of 10 pts. In the second half the visiting team scored 3 tries and the Shropsbires 1 try. Final score 2 goals 3 tries (19 pts), 1 try (H pts). The game was contested in a splendid spirit. The large number of soldiers present as spectators hugely enjoyed the game. It is to be hoped that a few more such matches can be arranged to give the soldiers a welcome break in their routine. HARVEST THANKSGIVING SERVICE. Harvest thanksgiving service were held in the Bethesda and Hope Baptist Churches on Sunday last. There were large congregations present in both buildings at all services. In the afternoon at Bethesda the Rev. Fred Clarke of Wesley Church occupied the pulpit. Miss Edith Absolom rendered a very appropriate solo, which was much appreci- ated. At night Mr Teddie Goodwin of Swansea, who was wounded early in the war in France and has lost an arm, gave a very pleasing rendering of a harvest hymn. He has a very fine baritone voice. Miss Flossie Evans, A.L.C.M., also gave a very nice solo. Miss Clara Evans presided at the harmonium at each service. At Hope Baptist Church the Rev. David Howells, a former pastor of Bethesda Church, occupied the pulpit at the three services. In the afternoon there were several interesting items. Solos were rendered by Miss James. Miss Emma Rinse. Miss Edie Thomas and Miss Winnie John, whilst tue last two rendered a duett. Miss Evie Davies presided at the harmonium at the three services.
APPROACHING EVENTS. October 3rd.—In consequence of the Taber- nacle Anniversary being fixed for Sunday next, the harvest th&nksgiviug services in connection with the Albany Church have been postponed until the above date. "particulars to follow. Sunday, Oct. 3rd, The Harvest thanks- giving services will be held at Middlehili Congregational Church. Services at 1U.30. 2.30. aud G.1.5 p.m., Preacher, Rev. Samuel Jones of Zion's Hill. October 3rd.—Pope Hill Baptist Chapel.— The Harvest Thanksgiving services will be held at the above place on Sunday next. Services—morning 10.30., The Pantor will prcach. Evening 6 30., preacher The liev. D. Garro-J ones. Collections at each service. Sunday, October 3rd.—A Memorial Service will be held in the evening in St. Mary's Church at C p.m. for Capt. Howard, Serpt,-Major Wren, Lance-Corporal Griffiths and Fee. I. Griffiths. October—League of Honour.—A. speaker from headquarters will visit the town m October next. Particait»rs later. 350. Sunday and Monday, October 3rd and 4th.— Marfoes and Sandy Hill anniversary services. Preacher The Rev. G. F. Tansill, Mardy. Glamorgan- shire. Order of services: Sunday. Marlo<-s, lO.oO a.m.^ Sandy Hill, 6 p M. Monday evening at Marloes, 7 o'clock. Sunday, October 10th.,—Harvest Festival Services at Bethesda Church. Sunday, October 10th Harvest Thanks- giving Services at Tierscross Chapal at 10.80 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Collectiocs will be taken for the Pembroke- shire and Haverfordwest Infirmary. Dates to be Remembered at Milford Haven. October.—Grand sale of work at Hakin National Schools, particulars later. October 3rd aud 4th.-Thornton Baptist Church harvest fe&tival. Preacher liev, J. W. Evans, (pastor). Sunday, October 10th. Tabernacle Sunday school anniversary. Preacher Kev. Griffith Evans, B.A., Swansea. REST FOR ALL. MRS. WIN SLOWS SOOTHING SYR UP. FOR CHILDREN TEETHING. If your baby is restless and can- not sleep, give this old-fashioned remedy a trial, as it cares WIND AND TEETHING DIARRHCEA. You will all have a good nigbt and baby will wake up brigbt and happy.
Lloyd George's Shells. fi Writing a few days ago to his parents, ij.-uoipj. Edward Sinnett, says he was not allowed to tell them any particulars but they might look out for some big headlines in the papers shortly. There was a heavy bombardment going on and Lloyd George's shells vere working havoc on the German trenches. His brigade is counted one of the finest in the British Army, and although in a warm place in the battle their casualties were very small which was due to the strategy of their officers who are all men of the regular army, and officers of great experience. I saw with regret in the 14 Telegraph that young Saies of Portfield had been killed. He bad also read that Reggie Dixon was on his way to the Darda- nelles. The weather was keeping fine where he is located, and they got plenty of fruit. Lance Corpl. Sinnett said he would send a card or letter every other day to let his parents know how he fared bat he hoped they would not be alarmed if they did not hear for a few days this week.
TWO HAVERFORDWEST OFFICERS KILLED. The anxiety of Haverfordwest people has. for the moment, shifted from the Dardanelles to France. and in view of the recent fierce fighting in the latter zone. it was feared that some of the men from Pembrokeshire would be involved in the casualty lists. Such apprehension appears, unfortunately, to li^ve been only too well founded, and this morning the sad intelligence reached the town that Second- Lieut. C. J. R. Dawkins and Second-Lieut. Douglas Wilson had both been killed on Saturday last. Second-Lieut. Dawkins was the only son of Mr and Mrs T. R. Dawkins. of Redhill. He was educated at Haverfordwest Grammar School and Clifton College, and was a B.A. and L.L.B. of Cambridge University, having taken a second class in the Historical Tripos, and a first class in the Law Tripos. At the outbreak of the war he was an articled clerk to Mr C. W. M. Price, of Lincoln's Inn. Sec.- Lieut. Dawkins married in June Enid. eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs David Evans. Old Bridge House. With the young widow and sorrowing relatives the sympathy of ail classes will be extended in the great sorrow which this terrible war has imposed upon them. Second Lieutenant Douglas Wilson was the elder son of Dr. and Mrs Wilson and was in his 22nd year. He was attached to the same regiment as Second- Lieutenant Dawkins." Lieutenant Wilson, was a fine athletic young fellow, and was a keen sportsman and very popular with his comrades. Like Lieut. Dawkins he also enlisted shortly after the outbreak of war. It was a singularly sad co-incidence that both Mrs Dawkins and Mrs Wilson received the intimation of their sons' deaths when their husbands were away. Mr T. R. Dawkins went to London on Tuesday ni-ght, and Dr. Wilson is in Newport. Mon.. where he is in charge of military hospital. We trust the knowledge that people of all classes share the sorrow which has darkened the homes of two well-known families may contribute in some small measure to render less poignant the grief. the immensity of which can only be actually guaged by the immediate relatives of the fallen officers themselves. It is also rumoured that L.-Corpl. Douglas James. son of Mr Charles James, Shiftman's Lane. is also killed, but up to the time of going to press we bad received no confirmation of the report. LATE LIEUT. C. R. DAWKINS.