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HAVERFORDWEST NEWS. ] The Haverfordwest Choral Society had j a fairly good attendance at a rehearsal on Sunday evening not so many as one would I;kt- to see, but the Society has hardly got; .i full swing yet. The Mayor (Mr. H. f J. E. Price) has been elected president, ) and Dr. Greenish, Mr. W. J. Jones, Mr. Isaiah Reynolds, and Mr. Hugh J. P. 1 Thomas, vice-presidents. All being well I the Society will compete at Pembroke Dock Eisteddfod on Easter Monday. Then will follow Haverfordwest on Whit I Monday, and then a fortnight later will come Fishguard. As the Fishguard people are sending choirs for the chief choral and the male voice competition at Haverford- west, they hope Haverfordwest will return the compliment. *# The Albany Chapel choir, assisted by a number of friends, gave a very pleasing rendering of the sacred cantata Daniel," in the chapel on Thursday evening. Mrs. Jenkins, Bridge Street, took the part of the Queen, and Mr. Harry Rees, Spring- field, made an excellent King. The role of Daniel was admirably sustained by Mr. George Lewis and the minor parts were fill9d° by Miss Amelia Morgan, Barn Street; Miss Crawshaw, Miss Bowen, Miss Harries, Master E. Jones, and Messrs lames, C. H. Rees, Russell, Mathias, Allen, Watkin, Bleddyn, Roblin, Owen Griffiths, J. Crawshaw, &c. The choruses were well rendered, especially the softer parts, when the voices blended very harmoniously. Mr. Evan Jones is to be congratulated upon his training of the choir. Mr. Saies at the piano, and Mr. D. T. Rees, organ, were the accompanists. It is under contemplation to give a second rendering in character in a secular building at an early date. A meeting of the Local Managers for the Haverfordwest Provided Schools was held at the Shire Hall, Haverfordwest, on Friday last. Rev. J. Phillips presided, and there were presentMiss Ada Thomas, Rev. O. D. Campbell, Rev. Owen Jacobs, and Mr. H. J. E. Price. Tenders were received for a cloak-room for the Prendergast boys school, and it was decided to recommend the acceptance of the tender of Mr. Angus Goll at P,13 5s, subject to the approval of the architect. H.M. Inspector (Mr. Bancroft) visited the Prendergast Council School on February 1, and reported as following the boys' de- partment This school is conducted with excellent judgement and method, and the scholars are in very good order, and keen at their work. The new cloak-room, which is to be built at once, will be a great boon." The report was regarded as highly satisfactory. It was reported that the Board of Education had recognised Eliza- beth Lewis, and Annie Thomas as pupil teachers of the St. Martin's Council School. It was decided that the Dew Street play- ground be levelled and given a coat of gravel. The Attendance Officer read his returns for the past month, which showed in the case of the infants under five A i attendance of 53.4 per cent., and with children over five 33'2. The total per- centage of average attendances was given at 81, the average attendance at 997'1, as against an average attendance of 1,028'3 during the corresponding period of last year. As an explanation of the decreased attendance, Mr. Rees remarked that a large number of children had been sick after the fever. Rev. 0. D. Campbell said that the past month had also been excep- tionally wet. Miss Thomas, however, thought the explanation was the after effects of so much sickness. The arrangements for the Eisteddfod on Whit Monday are proceeding satisfactorily. There is every probability that the compe- titions will be well filled. A communica- tion had been received from the Secretary of the Fishguard Eisteddfod stating that a strong mixed choir, and a male voice party from the district will compete, and asking in return that Haverfordwest will send a mixed choir, and also a male voice choir. It is probable that the request will be com- plied with and that choirs from Pembroke Dock, Pembroke, and possibly Narberth will compete at Haverfordwest. For the evening concert negotiations are now on foot to secure a quartette of first class vocalists, and in addition the band of the Wiltshire Regiment, over 40 strong, will be an attraction. Subscriptions are coming in to a satisfactory amount, and there is every hope of handing over a substantial sum for the county library. William Hastings, a native of Liverpool, now employed on the new railway, was brought before the Haverfordwest bench at the Shire Hall on M.onday on a charge of highway robbery with violence. The prosecutor was David Morgan, also em- ployed on the railway, who said he was re- turning home on Saturday night, when he overtook a tall man with whom he walked some distance, and then he stopped, allow- ing the other man to go on alone. He had gone a little further by himself when a tall man jumped the edge, seized him by the throat and threw him down. The man went over him and took from him ali the money he had, 13s lOd, and a bottle of whisky and another of gin. He gave in- formation to the police, and at 3.30 a.m P.S. Parry found prisoner asleep by the roadside. He searched him and found a bottle of gin, identified by prosecutor, and 5s OJd in money. The prisoner said he was drunk, and knew nothing of what had happened. He was remanded until the 27th inst. at Clarbeston Road.

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