HONOURING THE V.C. GENEROUS BESPON TO APPEAL. At a special meeting of tlL Gilford Haven Council on Friday evening, the Clerk read the following letter from the Trades and Labour Council "The above Council have been requested by many of its members to raise a fund to provide a suitable recognition to perpetuate the valiant deeds per- formed by Private H. W. Lewis (of this town) in winning the V.C. "As it is understood, however, that the Urban District Council propose making a public collection for tbie purpose, it has been decided that the Trades and Labour Council can best render assistance in the matter, by co-operating with the Urban District Council and urging all its members to support as liberally as possible in raising the proposed fund, and also, if so desired by the Urban District Council, in taking an active part in the collecting thereof. "It is considered the best form the result of our united efforts should take would be to invest the proceedll1 in War Savings Certificates 6 per cent Ex- j chequer Bonds on behalf of the father of Pte. Lewis, (who is one of our number). We shall be glad to know whether the view of your Council is in accordance with this." .The Chairman said the views of the Trades and Labour Council coincided with their own and they would be glad of their co-operation. He might say that cauls had already been got out and were sent to the clubs, hotels, etc. Mr Boutcher, of the Trades and Labour Council, said they had considered the matter and come to the conclusion that the part they could best take would be to organise a Button Day, get 2,000 or 3,000 buttons with a photo of Private Lewis, which could be sold as a memento at 6d, and as much more as people would give. They would then hand over the pro- ceeds to the Council fund. All present agreed this was an excellent idea and if the Trades Council would undertake it, it would bring in a splendid sum. Mr Cobb thought they should do something quickly as they did not know when the lad might come home. By working unitedly and harmoniously they could realise a large amount. They were all proud of him, and glad that a lad from the market bad brought such honour to the town. He thought that as he was the first in the county to win the distinc- tion they might get subscriptions from all over the county. The Chairman said they hoped to do this. He had sent a letter to all the local papers and responses were already coming in. Mr Birt had sent £ 5, and be bad received a letter from Mr H. Scard, junior, of the cinema, who said that in reply to the letter in the Telegraph he would be pleased to give 50 per cent. of the takings at the two performances on a Wednesday or Friday night. Mr H. Thomas said be thought there might be a feeling that the council were not dealing sympa- thetically with the Trades and Labour Council. Justice was not always done to the members in the press. But the "Telegraph had always given full reports of the meetings of the Council. Mr Boutcher thanked the council for the reception they bad given the deputation, and said that by working together they would be abie to accomplish much. That was their object in coming there. With regard to what Mr Thomas had said, he might say that some day they hoped to have representa- tives of their own on the council, and they would then have the information first hand. FISH TRADE FUND. The fiah trade are also taking action as Lewis was a "Fish Market boy," and both merchants, owners and men are proud of the fact that one from their midst has won the coveted honour. A meeting was held at the Bethel on Friday afternoon when a Committee was formed, and arrangements made for canvassing and collecting. The collections will be confined to the Docks.
Successful Concert at Haverfordwest. Mr. Sicfney White's spacous hall was crowded on Tuesday evening on the occasion of a grand evening concert organised on behalf of the St. Dunstan's Home for Blinded Soldiers and Sailors, by the (county secretary, Madame Amy Jones, L.R.A.M., Med., R.A.M., and the local secretary, Mr. Leslie Ellis. The concert was under distinguished patronage, and the attendance included a number of officers and a representative gathering of townspeople. Though the usual munificence of My. Sydney White the concert took place in his spacious hall, and that gentleman deserves the best thanks of all those who has success of such a laudable endeavour at heart. An excellent programme had been arranged. The promoters, with their characteristic enter- prise, were successful in obtaining the services of that famous Welsh tenor and eisteddfod win- ner, Mr. David Harry. By the kind per- mission of the Officer Commanding and Officers the band' of the 3rd Batt. King's Liverpool Regiment was present and played selections in a manner that should prove very gratifying to -the Bandmaster, Sergt. Johnston. Their tone was good throughout their renderings of the various items, being without exception very fine. They opened the programme with an overture "Light Cavalry" (Suppe), and were also heard to great advantage in Ruben's march "To-night's, the night," Teike's march "Old Comrades," Holr's valse "Where my caravan has rested," etc. Mr. David Harry added to the great reputa- tion that had preceded him and proved himself the possessor of a beautiful tenor voice, of great power and sweetness. At his first appearance he isatig "Where my caravan has rested," and was forced to respond to the voicifeTous ap- plause that rewarded a masterly effort. On his second appearince he further delighted the audience with his singing of the "Mountain Lovers," and he had again to respond. Miss Mabel Phelps is the possessor of a beautiful contralto voice, and she sang very prettily "There's a land," and "Bring you bvick to me," whilst she also participated in a duett, "The Vogagers," with Sergeant Eaton. Mention must also be made of the powerful singing of Sergt. Eaton, of the 4th Reserve Battalion Welsh Regiment, who, besides join- ing in duetts with Miss Phelps and Mr. David Harry, gave very pleasing renderings of the ever popular song "Bandolero" and "Pagli- aeci." A pleasing feature of the programme were the cleverly exectued violin solos of Sergt. W. H. Collier, of the 4th Welsh, who had to respond to persistent encores. The programme concluded with a cleveTly presented one-act .lay "The Rest Cure," which was produced under the direction of Mrs. A. E. Sage and Air. John Cragg. The whole play proved mirth provoking in the extreme, and the artistes sustained their roles in a most talented manner. The characters were:— Clarence Reed, Mr. A. E. Sage; Olive (his wife) Miss Dorris Swindell; Alice Palmer (dark cat), Misis Agnes Sage; May Williams (fair cat), Miss Cieily Jones, (the last two named being nurses; at the home; Muriel (servant at the home), Miss. Marion Barham. Mr. Sage acted the part of a highly strung author, de- sirous of a "rest cure," in his own inimitable style, whilst Miss DoTis. Swindell made a charm- ing little "wifie." The nerve shaken author had entered the home on the understanding that it was the "quietiest" in Londont but there seemed to be a conspiracy of "noise" among both the nursing and domestic staff that did much to detraic-t from the restfulness of the retreat. The Misses Agnes, Sagcand Cicily Jones made charming, if somewhat noisy nmses, and Miss Barham played the part of a cockney "skiwie" to the life. The whole thing waa screamingly funny and the audience laughed hilariously. The evening closed with the singing of the National Anthem. During an interval Mr. Francis Phillips expressed tha.nks on behalf of Sir Arthur Pier- eon to all those who had helped to make the evening a success, including the members of tho band and the townspeople who had offered to billet them free of all charge.
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I Milford Haven News. ARTIFICIAL TSETH.—Edward England, Limited now attends at Mr Meyler, Chemist, Charles Street, Milford Haven, every Monday. See large advertise- ment. Estimates free. English and American Artificial Teeth. Teeth fixed by the Company's Patent Suction, requiring no fasteniog. For articulation and eating they are equal to the natural teeth. MR. J. H. LúEWELLIN, Hamilton Terrace, Qualified Ophthalmic Optician, is in attendance daily, and will be pleasad to give advice to anyone whose eyesight is defective; also to provide Spectacles (if such are necessary) after a thorough and careful testing. LIBERAL CLUB WHIST DRIVE.—The fortnightly whist drive was held at the Liberal Club on Tuesday night. The attendance was fairly good but owing to various circumstances not quite up to the average. The evening was pleasantly spentand enjoyed. The winners of the prizes were: Ladies, 1st, silver photo frame, Miss A. E. Collins (182); 2nd, sugar sifter, Miss F. L. Manson (170); booby priz3, Mrs W. G. Martin (133). Gents, 1st, pocket wallet, Mr O. Curphey 2nd Mr Arthur Davies (170); booby prize, Mr H. Vinche (133). Refreshments were supplied during the interval as usual. !THE CINEMA.—The Xmas programme that is being given at the Cinema this week is a most pleasing and appropriate one, the variety being Riley's eight little wonders in their original act playing at pantomime. No attraction could prove more actractive than what is to be seen at the Cinema this week. The pictures for Thursday, Friday and Saturday will be starred by the first of the Walker Mutual-Chapiins, Charlie Chaplin in The Floor Walker in two parts. These are the only pictures that Chaplin is making to-day under his £ 100,000 a year contract. The exclusive righis for these productions has been secured by the Cinema. No 26 of the Diamond from the Sky and No 4 of the G.F.H.S. exclusive comedies will also be shown. The next serial coming to visit the Cinema shortly is entitled "Liberty," by the trans-Atlantic Company, and features Eddie Polio of the Brok-en Coin Fame, which is considered by all to be the most fascinating and superb serial ever issued from Universal House. The great Ormando Vay film The Circus Dancer in five acts will be seen at the Cinema for three days commencing January 8th. This is the same Company that produced the wonderful film "The Circus of Death" which was shown at the Cinema last August. THE PICTURE PALACE.—The holiday programme at the Palace, Robert Street, proved a great attraction and crowded bouses were recorded at each performance. The triangle drama "Ballets and Brown Eyes" is a fine production and well presented, whilst the Comedy by Keystone players "The Snow Cure is great. For Thursday and the remaining nights there will be a thrilling drama in three parts "Daughter of the Nile," with M. Fuiler as the spbink. The great and exciting serial The perils of Pauline enters the 8th episode. The great exclusive triangle Comedy "Gipsy Joe" will prove one of the best being one of the famous Companies' best efforts. The Comedy is entitled "The Other Man featuring the favourite Roscoe Arbucle (Fatty). Pathe's Gazette and other features will be included in the bill of fare which from all sound excellence cannot be surpassed. Commencing to-morrow (Thursday) nigot there is another striking triangle drama in four parts "Between Men," a film which, we are assured, will give graat satisfaction. SOLDIERS ENTERTAINED.—The men of the 3rd Garrison Battalion, King's Liverpool Regt., stationed at Fort Hubberston, Hakin Point, and South Hook, together with some of the local lads home on leave, were entertained at the Central Hall on Christmas Day to a sumptuous tea, followed by an entertain- ment. Thanks to the kindness of Messrs D. Pettit, Lieut.-Commander Kelway, Messrs James Thomas, S. M. Price, M. W. Howell, Col. Roberts, E. E. Carter, L. J. Meyler, E. Brand, D. G. Jones, R. Cole, J. Bauwens, J. Baels, W. Alzynack and Capt. Blonde, the Central Hall Committee were able to place a splendid repast before the guests, numbering about 300. The hall had been tastefully decorated by the men who brought evergreens and made a pleasing effect. It need hardly be said that full justice was done at the tables, and Lieut. Sellars voiced the appreciation of the men for the ^kindness shown them. At the entertainment the Rev. John Evans, chairman of the committee, presided, and was sup- ported by the Revs D. Garro Jones, E. V. Tidman and J. W. Evans. The Regimental Glee Party gave pleasing renderings. Miss Ivy Thomas delighted the audience with her renderings. Miss Wilkinson gave violin selections, and Ptes. Bamber and Leigh and Sergt. Parry contributed solos. A very amusing item was the competition for unpunctuated reading, the 1st prize being divided between Ptes. McMillan and Leigh, 2nd, Pte. Sinclair, and consolation prizes given to others. A most enjoyable evening closed with the National Anthem. The arrangements for the tea were most efficiently made by a band of ladies from the Free Churches, under the able leadership of Mrs Gwilliam, Miss Gertie Garrett and Mrs L. Meyler. The details of the concert were arranged by Mr A. J. Gwilliam, Rev. E. V. Tidman, and the hon. sec., Mr F. L. Lowther, B.A. CHRISTMAS.—The Christmas season was surely one of the quietest on record here as elsewhere. The postal authorities, however, had a busy experience, and the business done was almost fully equal to that of other years, and considering the depleted staff the deliveries were affected with praiseworthy dispatch. On Christmas Day the usual services were held in the various churches-the Parish Church, St. Peters, Baptist, Congregational, Wesleyan, and Rehoboth Chapels, conducted by the clergy and ministers to fair congregations. The day opened with torrential showers, but during the morning the sun broke out and for the rest of the day it was fine, though chilly. In the afternoon a football match was played between the Robins and Milford Docks for the benefit of the wounded soldiers at Cottes- more. At night the cinema and palace were crowded.
OBITUARY NOTICES. I MRS. PHOEBE JAMES, HAVERFORDWEST. We regret to record the death of Mrs Phcebe James, which took place on the 19th inst. at the residence of her nieces, the Misses Griffiths, Victoria Place, Haverfordwest. Mrs James, who had attained the ripe old age of 82 years, was the relict of the late Mr John James, a well-known builder and carpenter, who carried on business for many years in the villages of Johnston and Rosemarket. Upon her husband's death about eight years ago, Mrs James went to reside with Mr and Mrs Griffiths (her sister) at Little Clarboro', and subsequently on the death of Mrs Griffiths, she removed to Victoria Place, where she passed away as stated after an illness of short duration. The funeral took place at South Dairy on Sunday afternoon, the Rev. W. R. Lewis officiating. NEYLAND'S OLDEST INHABITANT. I ±ne ueatn 01 Neyland's oldest inhabitant TOOK place on Christmas Day at the age of 95. Mr Lisle spent the greater portion of his life at sea. He was friendly with the lady who afterwards became his wife before he first went to sea. He married her twenty years later. She predeceased him many years ago. He was a faithful member of the Independent Church which he constantly attended until his last illness. MRS HARRIES, HAZELBEACH. We regret to have to record the death of Mrs I Harries, the wife of Mr Harries of Hazelbeach. The deceased, who was 68 years of age, was a faith- ful member of the Independent Church. DEATH OF MRS. THOMAS, I CASTLEMORRIS. We much regret to record the death of Mrs. Thomas, the Post Office, Castlemorris, and of "Frondeg," 11, Queen's-parade, Tenby, which took place very suddenly while on a visit to her daughter, Mrs. Stephens, at Radyr, near Cardiff. She had bee eh. suffering for a long period from heart failure, so that at last the end carne quite unexpectedly. Her mortal re- mains were conveyed by train on Wednesday week to Letterston station, hence by hearse to Castle- morris, where a short, service was held. Her minister, the Rev. Llewellyn Davies, Trevine (where she had always been a faithful member) read her favourite Psalm, the 103rd, and the Rev. H. Solva Thomas (Woodstock) engaged in prayer. The Rev. Jones (Lfangloffan) gave out a hymn; then the procession, which was a very large one, wended its way to Mathry, her last resting place, when the vicar and the Rev W. Mendua (Haverfordwest) officiated at the church and graveside-both gentlemen speaking very highly of her noble character, as a good and kind wife and mother, and a devoted Christian. Her son, Harold, who is a war patient at Birmingham hospital, as well as Mrs. Thomas, of Sketty, the departed's only surviving sister were both unable to attend owing to indisposition. List of mourners: Mr E H Thomaa (husband), Mr and Mrs Lloyd Thomas, Radyr (daughter and son-in-law) Mr. and Mrs. E. Thomas, Lon- don (grand-daughter and son-in-law), Miss Margaret Thomas, Tenby (daughter), Mr and Mrs Griffiths Thomas, Castlemorris (son and daughter-in-law), Mr W R Thomas, Trellyffaint (nephew), Mrs Llewellyn, Clynderwen (cousin), Mrs Morgan, Miss Evans, Mr Henry Evans and Mr Nash, St. Davids (second cousins), Mr and Mrs J Davies, Penfeidir, and the Rev Mrs Solva Thomas, together with a large concourse irom iar and near. Floral tributes were sent by the following:— Father, Margaret and Harold; Edith and Floyd; Annie and Willie; Griff. and Betty; Mary and Nansi; Betty and Twinkle; Margaret and Edith; Mr and Mrs J M Thomas; Gladys and Una; Cousin Emily; Dr and Mrs Thomas; Horace; Mr and Mrs Murrell; Mrs G Jones; Mr and Mrs J Davies, Rosehill; Windy Hill and Hughie; Mr and Mrs W M Lewis; Capt and Mrs Owen.
PRENDERGA8T CHURCH. I AC tue early communion services at frenaergasu Church on Christmas morning there was a large number of communicants the rector (Rev. Gwilym Smith) being officiating clergyman. The singing of the choir showed evidence of careful training by the ohoirmaster and organist, Mr Price.
I THE PRICE OF MILK. | To the Fflttor of th-* MVford Raven Te'wrcph/' SIR,—The vital question of the raising of the price of milk by local vendors is one which I think the public are accepting in a much too phlegmatic way. I emphasize the word vital" as this commodity is of absolutely vital importance to any community, especially with regard to infantile life. It should therefore be brought home to those vendors who are so ruthlessly taking advantage of the existing con- ditions for personal gain, that their grasping avarice may be costing precious human lives. For how possibly can the poor, (and they are always with us) cope with the continual increase in cost of living. They have so far restricted their requirements to meet with their purse, cutting down expense here and a little luxury there, until their very limited resources can no longer bear the strain. On top of all now comes the advance in the price of milk. Looked'at from this point of view those vendors who are asking exorbitant prices cannot be regarded as other than enemies to their country. The original price of 4J;per quart is quite adequate payment, and more than allows the vendor a hand- some profit for his labou r. The present price asked, 5d per quart, is preposterous, and if the iocal con- sumers would only combine, and refuse to purchase for one week only, the vendors would be only too glad to supply at the old price of 41 par quart, for the cow must give its milk whether there are pur- chasers or no. Most vendors have exemption from military service, whilst most of those to whom they supply their commodity have someone very near and dear to them fighting to protect the lives and property of such as the milk vendors. Will such information from home to those in the trenches (and it will surely go) be any incentive for those heroes to fight the harder? The public, who after all are the real rulers, ought to combine now and put a stop to such a serious imposition. Yours etc., J. J. ANDERSON. EMPLOYMENT OF DISABLED SOLDIERS. SIR,—The time is ripe for tackling in this county the question of the training and employment of dis- abled soldiers. At present few cases have arisen which have been unable to find employment in Pembroke Yard, Milford, or other industrial centres, where the present scarcity of labour makes the men valuable. This is, however, only a temporary state of affairs and will probably only last for a short time after the termination of hostilities. It, therefore, behoves the Local War Pensions Committee to care- fully prepare for the permanent employment of the men who have in every sense earned the gratitude of this country. It is anticipated that early in the New Year, the Local Committee will form a sub. committee for tackling this rather thorny problem. This sub-committee will be composed of representa- tives of employers, Labour, Labour Exchanges, 'Army Technical Institute in the district, the medical profession, etc. At this time, when the question of making this country more independent of other countries in the matter of food supplies, is of such vital importance, the question arises: Cannot these disabled men be employed on the land and thus solve both problems at the same time? It will be my endeavour to show, briefly, that there are no insurmountable difficulties in the way. Of course the employment of disabled soldiers on the land is only a part of a larger question, the employment of soldiers after demobili- sation, but at present we will confine ourselves to the question of the disabled men. In considering the individual cases, everything depends upon the nature and degree of the disablement, and this is where the medical members of the sub-committee will prove useful. There are, however, a large number of cases where a man could with advantage start on a small holding, either as a poultry farmer, beekeeper, fruit grower, market gardener or in a combination of these branches of agriculture. It will be within the power of the local committee to place men with suitable farmers for a period of three months or longer, or if a more specialised course is thought necessary any suitable man can be sent to either the Madryn Castle Farm School, Carnarvon- shire, or to the College of Agriculture. Holmes Chapel, Cheshire. These two institutions are willing to undertake this work and if the demand for courses grows the statutory committee will find otner colleges. While in residence the college fees will be paid and the man's pension or temporary allowance will be increased to 25s. per week in the case of a single man and 25s. per week and 2s. 6d. for each child in the case of a married man for the period of training. (This of course also applies to a man being trained in a technical institution). If a man is apprenticed to a farmer and can live at home he will receive a mutually agreed wage in addition to his pension and no extra grant. After training, settlement, and here the co-opera- tiou of the County Council is essential, and here also public opinion can help. The Board of Agriculture recognises that it is not practicable to form a land settlement colony of 2,000 acres in every county, but it is comparatively easy to have several clusters of small holdings in most counties. These will be settlement colonies in miniature. The Board of Agriculture has promised to establish a system of co-operative credit to help men who take up holdings in the land settlement colonies, and in the report of the Departmental Committee on the settlement of demobilised soldiers on the land, a State Bank was recommended for the use of the colonists. As this report has been instrumental in setting up a large colony of 2,300 acres in Yorkshire, there should be no difficulty in a County Council obtaining similar facilities for the smallholders under its care. This would go a long way to dispose of the difficulty of starting without any capital. It is necessary that there should be no idea that each county is in a water-tight compartment in this matter. The Statutory Committee emphasises the importance of a cordial co-operation between local committees, especially between committees in rural and committees in urban areas. Local committees in urban areas will desire to arrange for some of the men under their care to be trained for agricultural work, and vice versa. The whole of the committee in South Wales could thus come to a working agree- ment in this matter. It will be seen from this brief outline that the op- portunity is here to help in a practical manner to solve the thorny problems of the employment of dis- abled soldiers and of the increased production of food. Will the opportunity be taken advantage of? That rests with the people of Pembrokeshire and their County Council. I am, sir, Yours, &c., E. P. HARRIES, Hon. Sec. Pembroke County Labour Party. Suffolk House, Gwyther-street, Pembroke Dock.
FAT STOCK SALE. I With reference to the report of the Haverfordwest Fat Stock Sale, we are informed that Lots 4 (£36), 6 (£34), 13 ( £ 46), 14 ( £ 38), 22 ( £ 39), and 23 ( £ 36) were purchased byMr John Evans, butcher, Fishguard, and not by Mr J. Edwards, Fishguard as reported.
WISTON. I A most successful social and variety en- tertainment was held at the schoolroom, Wist on on the evening of December 15th, .consisting of a tea, bazaar, and several side shows, in the form of races, hoopla, "turns", and a gramphone. The stalls were beautifully dec- orated and packed with a variety of useful articles, which were readily purchased by the public. The Misses Reed, of Lower Hill, Miss Roberts, Colby, Mrs Ace and Miss Watts, Longland, Mrs Lewis, West Dairy, and Mrs Watts, Selvedge, were in charge of one stall. Miss Dempster, Mrs Lewis (Clover-hill), Misses Maud and Olive Lewis (BrynaweD, Miss Evans, Miss Davies (Sleaches) and Miss Lillian Evans (Clarbeston Road) were in charge of the other stall. A new feature, which very much added to the appearance of this stall, was the fact that it was lit by electricity due to the ingenuity of Mr. Tom Dempster. The side shows were run by Messrs Davies, T. Evans, J. Thomas, and Cyril Harries (Clarbes- ton Road). The "National Museum" in the class room was in charge of the originator, Mr. Williams, schoolmaster. The tea tables were presided over by Mrs Williams (vicarage). Mrs. Lewis (West Dairy), Miss Jones (Manor House), Mrs Morris (Churchill), Miss Watts (Selvedge), assisted by the ladies of the parish, and it was an excellent tea in every respect. The articles not sold from the stalls, as well as remnants of the tea were all sold at the close, Mr. Jones. Corner, acting as salesman. The proceeds of this second annual entertain- ment will be devoted to purchasing presents for the 84 boys of the parish who have joined the colours. The committee expect to make about £50 by the entertainment.
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I Do You Know That Mr Roberts, St. Martin's Crescent, Haver- ford west. has just received a postcard from his daughter posted at an English watering place in 1£104 ? That a few days ago a letter was received at the Narberth post office from the United States for delivery to a local farmer who died 35 years ago ? That during the recent frosty weather there was a disappointed Dale bridegroom ? That owing to the state of the roads the bride was unable to make the journey to the Haverfordwest Register Office? That the bridegroom was greatly piqued? That as the wedding took place two days afterwards it must now be assumed that he has recovered from his shock ? That an unrehearsed little incident took place at the meet of the Pembrokeshire hounds on the Castle Square yesterday ? That Mr Roch James took his hat round on be- half of the Haverfordwest boys at the front ? That the collection from the members of the Hunt and the public realised £ 3 13s ? That among the horsewomen on the Square was little Miss Hooper of the Grammar School, mounted on a smart little donkey ? That the public is being gradually educated into the habit of early shopping? That it has been said that if shops kept open all night customers would keep dropping in ? That recently while repairs were being carried out at a Neyland establishment the door was open at one a.m. and the lights burning ? That shortly after midnight a little girl came from an adjacent street and asked "Please, sir, for a candle, father's fallen out of bed and mother can't find him? That a Carmarthenshire farmer has just had a startling experience ? That he thrust his hand into a barrel to pull out some Indian corn, when his finger was smartly bitten ? That two large rats were subsequently found at the bottom of the cask ? That Fishguard milk vendors are now only doing their round once a day ? That several of them stiH retail milk at pre. war prices ? That the President of the Milford Trades and Labour Council says the credit balance of his society has grown considerably since they took to retailing milk? That the Haverfordwest Town Council should start a municipal milk depot ? That the profits at 4d. a quart should be applied to the reduction of the rates That an old age pensioner at St. Clears, although 86, is now starting to read the Bible through again? That many people in Pembrokeshire make a habit of reading the Bible through every year ? That the new Government proposes to fix the price of wheat at 60s. per quarter for a series of years ? That 60s. per quarter means about 45s. a sack for flour That 45s. a sack for flour means about id. per 41b. loaf for bread ? That a drop of 25 per cent. on the loaf will be a great boon to numerous Pembrokeshire households with short purses and long families ? That 1 hope farm labourers will also be guaranteed a minimum wage ? That Milford is preparing to give a right royal welcome to Pte. Hubert Lewis, the winner of the Y.C. ? That there ought to be a county testimonial to this young hero? That between two and three tons of poultry were despatched from Haverfordwest by passenger train this Amas, and five tons by goods train ? That a great deal of inconvenience was caused in Haverfordwest on Saturday by the banks closing without giving a public notice in the usual channels ? PERIWINKLE.
Soldier Drowned at Pembroke Dock. Mr. Price held an inquest at Pembroke Dock on Tuesday on Private Alfred Lloyd, of the King's Sbropsbire Light Infantry, whose dead body was found on the shore of the Pembroke river opposite Cat's Hole Quarry on £ nias Day. It was stated at the inquest that the deceased had been in the army over two years, and was wounded at the front. The jury re- turneu a verdict of "Found Drowned."
LOCAL STEEPLECHASE RIDER FOUND DEAD. News was brought to Tenby on Saturday that Mi. Con Galvin, who, in his younger days, was well known as a steeplecha&e rider, had been found dead near the town. His body was found in a stream which crosses the road, and his trap, from which he had been thrown, was close by. Mr. Galvin, who lived at Ratford, Carew, had driven to Kilgetty Station on Friday night to meet a train and did not return. Deceased was formerly em- ployed by Mr. Harries, Scolton, and Mr. F. Lort Phillips, Lawrenny.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, DEATHS. DEATHS. THOMAS.—On December 9tb, at Bronnydd Radyr, near Cardiff, Hannah, beloved wife of Edward H. Thomas, of Castlemorris, Letterston, aged 73. BARTLETT.—On December 17, at her daughter's home, in Brishngton, Bristol, Annie, relict of James Bartlett, of The Valley, Wiston,aged 85. MORTON.—On December 18, 1916, at Carrigmore, BaHineen, Co. Cork, Mary Katherine, widow of James Morton, J.P., Apsley, Co. Cork, in her 9fith year. JENKINS.—On the 23rd inst., at 29, St. Thomas Green, Haverfordwest, Sarab Jenkins, aged 83. OWENS.—On the 23rd inst., Mrs Charlotte Owens, 6, Priory Street, Milford, widow of Mr Jamea Owens, aged 67 years. JAMES.—December 19th at Victoria Place, Haver- fordwest, Mrs Phoebe James, relict of the late Mr John James, builder aud contractor. ACKNOWLEDGMENT. Mrs Reynolds and family wish to thank their many friends for their letters of sympathy in their recent sad bereavement and also for the floral tributes received.
APPROACHING EVENTS. January I-Ith.-A concert will be given by the Originals in Freystrop Schoolroom in aid of FreyRtrop and Haroldston Working Party. To commence at 7-30 p.m. January 16th, 1917.—Red Cross Working Party.—A Long Night Dance will be held at the Assembly Rooms, kindly lent by Sir Charles and Lady Philipps, on Tuesday, January 16th, 1917. Dancing to commence at S o'clock. Tickets including supper 2s 6d. January 18, 1917.—Red Cross Working Party, St. Thomas —Jumble Sale. Place and further particulars to follow. —Advt. January 25th, 1917.-Haverf-)rclwost Red Cross Fanciers' Society. A poultry, pigeon and cage bird show will be held at the Market Hall, Haverford- west, on the above date, in aid of Cottesmore Hospital. From I to 8 p.m admission Is. From 3 to 8 p.m. admission 6d. June 10 and 11, 1917. Hill Park Church Anniversary. Preacher, Rev. B. Grey Griffiths, B.D., Cardiff.
Dates to be Remembered at Milford Haven. The Cinema, Market Square, Milford Haven, will shortly be the Home of the Fox Films, which are the greatest films in the world. Service for National Thanksgiving and Intercession in Wesleyan Church on Sunday, December 31st, at 10.45 a.m. Preacher: Rev. H. J. Barber. December 28th.— North Road Young People'6 Social Evening. New Year's Day. Thornton Baptist Church, grand Children's Treat consisting of Xmas Tree, Bran Tub and concert commencing at 7.30, proceeds to- wards Renovation Fund. New Year's Day.—Wesleyan Schoolroom, Grand Social Evening. St. David's Day, March 1st.—Grand social in Central Hall. Proceeds in aid of Tabernacle Build. ng Fond.
County Appeal Tribunal. The County Appeal Tribunal sat at the Shire Hall, Haverfordwest on Friday. The members present WeTe:-MT. G. B. Bowen (presiding), Miss Chambers, Colonel Roberts, Messrs W. H. Walters, R. A. Wheatley, S. W. Dawkins H. J. Rogers, A. H. Saunders, C. Lawrence, and Bowen (Llanfyrnach). Mr. Howard Griffiths asked the Tribunal whether they would, in agricultural cases, grant conditional exemption instead of merely allow- ing the men to remain at the disposal of the military. He pointed out that men who re- ceived conditional exemption Were much more valuable than men who had to go at any moment The chairman said that Mr. Griffiths was aware the Government were framing a scheme to deal with this question, and the question of when men would be called up was one for them. HAVERFORDWEST BAKER. Mr. Wm. Thomas, baker Portfield, Haverford- west, appealed in the case of his assistant John, aged 27, single. Col. W. J. Jones said applicant had adver- tised repeatedly and had failed to get anetb-v man. He was quite willing to take a sub- stitute. Lieut. Clark Williamsi (the military repre- sentative) said they could not hold out any ihope of providing a substitute. Repeated ex- tensions of exemption had been granted in this case, and they thought the time had now come when the man should go. Appeal dismissed, the man to go on Jan. 31st. PEMBROKE MOTOR DRIVERS. Messrs J. & A. Stephens, Pembroke, appealed for two motor drivers, named Meanie and Hooper. Mr. Jones-Lloyd, for applicant, &aid Messrs Stephens, had four tractions, four steam rollers, one steam lorrie, and one petrol lorrie; also four thrashing machines. They were over- whelmed with applications for thrashing work which they could not undertake and were also called upon to do forage hauling for the War Department. Lieut. Williams pointed out that these cases could not be considered on the ground of any hardship to the employer. The only question was whether the men were engaged in work of national importance. Both the naval and mili- tary had not supported the applications so, evidently thought they could be spared. The appeals were dismissed, the men to go on February 1st. HAVFRFORDWEST HAIRDRESSERS It will be remembered that at the last Tri- bunal the military appeal against Mr. Alfred Eric Baggot, hairdresser, Castle-square, Haver- fordwest, was heard and in the absence of a medical cerlifica,te the Tribunal decided that the young man should go before the medical board at Carmarthen, and the case was accord- ingly adjourned for that purpose. Lieut. Williams now said that the man had been classed in C2. Some months ago he said he would not have considered the appeal worth bothering about, but he would now like the opinion of the members of the Tribunal in view of the new regulations in respect of single young men-Baggot was only 27 years of age. He suggested that he should be put to do work of national importance. A suggestion was made that the case should be heard together with the military appeal against the exemption granted to Mr. Brindley Pugh, who carries on a similar business at 11 Bridge-street, Haverfordwest, but Col. W. J. Jones, who was appearing for Pugh, objected, and said he would prefer to "have his clients case heard separately. Miss Chambers: May I ask if there are any German hairdressers in Haverfordwest. Mr. Baggott: I don't think eo. Mr. Baggot was asked if he had anything to say and he replied that his business was the result of his work ever since he left school. He could not see that he would be of .any good for any actual military work. The Tribunal decided to withhold their de- cision in this case until that of Mr. Pugh had been heard. Col Jones said that Pugh had passed in Glass C2. He would like to mention that he (the speaker) failed to see what earthly use he would be even in that class. Mr Pugh said he was 33 years of age and pur- chased the business some years ago with his life savings. He was also the partial support of his mother. Mr. Baggot here interposed with the remark that he was a married man. Lieut. Williams said that as he was married in March, he was, under the act, a .single man a.nd proceeded to argue that both cases were identical in every respect. The Tribunal retired, and upon their return, Mr. Wheatlev said the appeal would be ad- journed for 28 days, a fotni Rl 110 would be handed to the men requiring them to take up work of national importance within 28 days. If they were successful in finding the work, they would be given conditional exemption. NEYLAND APPEAL. An application was read from Mr. Robert Scourlock, coal merchant, Neyland, asking the Tribunal to rehear the military appeal in re- spect of Joseph John Russell, on the grounds that he was an old man of 70, and was very deaf and owing to this infirmity he had been unable to follow the proceeding at the last Tribunal. He had thus been unable to put forward several facts. He suffered from rheu- matism and deafness. He was lisencee of the Forester's Inn, Neyland, and in addition to being the only culm merchant who sold ready made culm in the town was tenant of a small holding and owned horses, cattle, and wagons. He was himself unfit to do any of the driving. He had one single daughter at home. One of his two sons was an engine fitter in the Dock- yard and the other was serving in the Lan- cashire Fusiliers whilst his other daughter was a nurse in German East Africa. Mr. Jones-Lloyd who appeared on the appli- cant's behalf, said that according to his in- struction Scourlock was too deaf to follow the proceedings at the last meeting and thus failed to put forward all the facts. The case was decided in a minute. Miss Chambers could not remember any case that had been decided in a minute by the Tribunal. Mr. Jones-Lloyd replied that he had referred to the "Guardian" and it appeared that these facts had not been disclosed. Lieut. Williams complained that no notice had been sent him that this application was coming forward and asked the Tribunal if they did not decide to refuse the application outright to adjourn it so that he might oppose it. Russell, he would like to point out, was a young man of 25. The Chairman, in giving the decision of the Tribunal said that they had refused to re- open the case. He would like to add that if the facts mentioned had been given it would have made no difference in the decision of the Tribunal. HAVERFORDWEST APPEALS. The next appeal was that in respect of Thomas Richards, Poyinston Lodge, Haver- fordwest, a repairer and lorry driver, in the employ of Messrs John A. Bland, Old Bridge, Haverfordwest. It was stated that Richards was 18 pears of age. One brother had been killed in the Dardanelles whilst one was an officer in the Army. He worked part of his time for the A.S.C. and on Army contracts. A member asked if he had been medically examined and the father replied in the nega- tive. The local Tribunal in refusing exemption expressed the opinion that as Richards was a single man no serious hardship would en- sue.. „ Mr. Howell Walters remarked tnat at wie last meeting it was very plainly stated that if a man had not been before the Medical Board he must be considered as a Class A man. Even if the man was not strong he must be taken as being fit for Class A. The appeal was dismissed, the Tribunal recommending that the man should be placed aa a motor driver. Mis. Williams, 19 Market-street, Haverford- west, appeared to appeal for her son, John Williams, Fish Shop keeper, who had been granted a period of temporary exemption by the Tribunal until January 1st. She repeated the facts given then and de- clared that if her son were called up she would have to close the business. Lieut. Williams said that two months exem- ption had been granted on March 3rd, another two on June 2nd, and on September 2nd ex- emption was given until January 1st. The appeal was dismissed the man to go up bn February 1st. Charles Read, Rosemary Lane, Haverford- west, ladies' and gents' tailor, appealed on hie own behalf and declared that his business Would have to be closed up if he went. He had a good connection and was also the sup- port of his invalid aunt who was aged 81. lIe did not employ anyone. IlL Lieut. Williams said that it was obvious that the aunt should be attended to by a Younger woman. The appeal was dismissed, Read to go up on January 1st. Mrs. Florence Thomas, Hill-street, Haverford- west, appealed for James Evans, her foreman carpenter, a man of 28 who she declared was Responsible for the business. He was a mar- "ect man with one child. With his assistance the was trying to continue the business left by her late husband. Lieut. Williams said that the man's medical t'lus had not been definitely determined, and fie rtt9gested that the case be adjourned until it ?M known. The Tribunal concurred with the suggestioin. XOT ONE OUT OF SIX. The military appealed against the exemption granted to George Richard Griffiths, Millfields, Clarbeston Road, aged 26, described as a farm hand. -i Lieut. Williams said that the farmer had six sons, two of whom lived in Carmarthen, two were on the farm, one on a small holding 1 near by, and the other on a mill near by. Thus, out of the six sons, not one was serving. Besides the two sons on the farm he had a woman, Martha Griffiths, 42, and Rebecca Grif- fiths, 38. The farm was only one of 135 acres. The man in dispute had passed in Catergory B2, and he had agreed to his remaining on the farm if another son James, aged 32, who i was single, would be taken. Col. Jones said that the father had no control over the four sons who were not on the farm, and they had all been exempted. He had two sons and was 67 years of age, and was unft himself to do any work. He had a large stock. This son had been granted conditional exemption by the Narberth Tri- bunal-a Tribunal that had local knowledge of the oase. His client was an assessment collector and Tate collector for nine parishes. Mr. Griffiths asked if cases of that sgrt which came within the scale could not be adjourned until the new regulations were known. The appeal was allowed, the man to be called up when the Government decide that men can be spared from the land. Annie Evans, appealed for her son Benj. Evans, Tregoethfach, described as a labourer. He helped to support her, her sister, her niece, and great niece out of his wages of 30s. He also assisted on the farm It will be remembered that this case was heard at the last meeting when after being informed that the man was still suffering from the effects of an accident, the Tribunal decided to adjourn the case until lie had been medically examined, and it was stated that he was now in Class A. Appeal dismissed. THE NEYLAND CASES. I The clerk reported that two Neyland men I who at the last meeting were sent before the Medical Board in London had not yet been examined. OTHER CASES. D. George, farmer, Bonoath, appealed for a rehearing of his appeal for his son on the grounds that another man who had previously been exempted had now joined up. The application was refused. The military appealed against the exemption granted to Oliver Phillips, Clynderwen, em- ployed on his father's farm, who they said, was a single young man of 29. The father was a wheelwright, but could very well give up this business and go to work on the farm. The father retorted that he had never ploughed a furrow in his life, and went on to describe the quantity of stock he had. Conditional exemption was granted on con- dition that the man goes to work on the farm. The military appeal in respect of David Jen- kins, Fishguard, described as a haulier was allowed. The man had been granted temporary ex- emption by the local tribunal and Lieut Williams asked that this period should be made final. The appeal was allowed the man to serve on February 1st. Joseph James, Fishguard, assistant superin- tendent of the Prudential Insurance Company who stated that he had a delicate wife and was doing a great deal of work in connection with the benefits under the National Insurance I Act, was granted exemption until March 1st, with the right to appeal again.
ROOSE SESSIONS. I AUCTIONEER FHsED. I INTERESTING OASE. I At the Shire Hall, Haverfordwest, on Friday before Messrs J. T. Fisher (in the chair), W. N. James, Fred Lewis. STRAYS. William Evans, Leonardston Farm, Neyland, was summoned for alliowing four yearling calves to stray on the 12st inst. P.C. James said that on Tuesday l2st inst at 4 p.m. he was on the Scoveston to Waterston Road when he saw the four animals. He put them into a field and they were afterwards claimed by the defendant's daughter as her property. Defendant did not appear but wrote in an apologetic vein. Someone must have opened the gate and turned the animals out of the field. He had been looking for them for hours. D.C.C. James said there was a previous con- viction in May for a similar offence. The bench imposed a fine of 4s. John James, Rooh Farm, Roch, was sum- moned for allowing two cows to stray on the 18th inst. P.C. James said lie found the animals stray- ing in the parish of Camrose, and the bench inflicted a fine of 6d. each animal. I NO LIGHT. William Watts, Simpson Hill, Roch, was summoned for driving a pony and spring cart without a front or rear light on the 18th inst. P.C. James met the defendant on the St. Davids Road at 5.40 on the day in question with his trap in utter darkness. Mrs. Watts appeared on her husband's be- half and put all the blame on the frost. That instrument of nature, she explained, retarded her husband's progress on the Toad with the result that he was later than he expected to be. A fine of 5s. was imposed. Ronald Davies, chauffeur, Haverfordwest, was summoned for riding a bicycle without a rear light on the 6th inst, and after he had explained that the lamp was put out by the rough stones on the road, a fine of 5s. was inflicted. I NO LICENCE. Thomas Sheepwash, Newton Cottage Water- ston, was summoned for keeping a. (log with out a license on the 13th inst. P.C. James said that on Tuesday the 28th he visited Newton Cottages, and saw the de- defendant's wife with a black retriever dog. He asked her if she had a license and she said that her husband had it with him at sea. She told him that he called on the following Monday, her husband would be at home. He called on the following Wednesday and then saw the defendant himself, and he then ad- mitted' that he had no license. A fine of 12s. was imposed, the chairman saying that he did not see why the county should be out of pocket. George Stephens, 10, Maria-street, Neath, was summoned for carrying on retail trade after 8 p.m. D.O. James explained that this was the first case of its kind in the district. The defendant was a licensed auctioneer in the employ of Mr. Shuttlebottom, who carried on business at Milford Haven. At first, at Mil- ford Haven, they kept open after 8 o'clock. He (the deputy) called on him and told him that the should shut and he then worte to the chief constable and the chief constable wrote informing him that he must close. Sergt. Morse said that he visited the Odd- fellow's Hall, on the 12th inst, where he saw the defendant selling crockery ware, vases, spoons, etc. The bench imposed a fine of £ 1. William Morgan, North Gate, Haverfordwest, was charged with being drunk and incapable at Neyland on the 21st inst. The defendant admitted the onence. D.C.C. James said that this was rather a sad case. The defendant had made a very hard effort to give up the drink and had tried his best to live like a worthy man. The case was dismissed on payment of the costs 2s. 6d.
THEFT OF GEESE. EMPLOYEES CAUGHT ON FISHGUARD BOAT. At Fishguard on Saturday, before Messrs T. G. Bennett and J. C. Bowen, three G.W. em- ployees, James Clay Evans (37), married, Lower Fishguard, Bertie Harries (25), mar- ried, Harbour Village, and Edward Keane (36), married, Waterford, were brought up on remand charged with stealing six geese on the cross-channel steamer Great Western, whilst oil the homeward trip on the 20th mst. Detectives Hill and Beynon, of the Great Western, Cardiff, who joined the ship at Ross- lare, stated they took up their observation post, immediately after the vessel put to sea, directly opposite the main hatch. The officers were twice requested by Evans and Harries to move away in consequence of the water. From behind the. stairs leading to the upper deck they saw Clay Evans remove the tarpaulin from the hatch, lift up one section of the cover, and allow Harries and Keane to go down. Tapping was subsequently heard from below, and Clay Evans hurriedly moved tho covers of the hold, the two prisoners emerging with birds some in a sack, and the remainder in a slop-coat. The two detectives pounced upon them, and on being charged each made a statement admitting guilt. Although J. Clay Evans pleaded not guilty, he was placed in the same category as the iotheirs, each being fined L5.
Pembrokeshire Hounds. BOXING DAY MEET. The Pembrokeshire Fox Hounds met on the Castle-square, Haverfordwest, on Boxing Day, when twelve or fourteen horsemen turned out. The hounds proceeded to Boulston, which was drawn blank. At East Hook, a fox was found in eanll, but could not be persuaded to leave. Proceeding to JVfillin, two foxes were found, the hounds dividing and making after both. One fox headed for Creamston, and across Hanton and Boulston to the beach, where he again turned to the left and dashed back in the direction of East Wood. Meanwhile, the other portion of the hounds had run their fox to Millin, round Rosen Green to Boulston, and back to East Wood, where Reynard found the earth closed and again made for Millin. At East Wood this portion of the hounds, hearing the other in full cry, made off and joined the main pack. At three o'clock, as it was freezing hard, it Was decided to give up the chase-,