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.
NARBERTH NEWS. GRAND CONCRIP.T.-The pupils of the National School gave a grand variety enter- tainment on the evening of the 16th inst. A large audience came to see the children go through their songs, actions, &c., and were hugoly delighted by the excellence of the fare provided. Every item on the programme was a success there was no monotony and there was no hitch. The preparation and drilling of the children must have meant volumes of trouble for Mr F. T. Bowen, the energetic Head- master of the National School and his painstaking assistants, and it is only those who have learnt by sad experience how difficult it is to bring the children to per- fection in singing or acting, can appreciate the excellence of the work done. We understand that a repeat performance will be given on the evening of March 2nd. We have one suggestion to make, and that is that the entertainment should commence at 7 o'clock, as all people can attend at that hour on Friday evenings. The display by Mr A. R. T. Jones, Sandow Gold Medallist, was very fine, and when en- cored Mr Jones came on the stage blind- folded and swung his Indian Clubs as peacefully and placidly as if he were in broad daylight, and his eyes wide open. We understand that Mr Jones has very kindly acquiesced to a desire expressed by the organizers of the concert and will be present at the repeat concert on March 2. The Tableaux and arrangement of the last item "Britannia" were devised by Mr F. T. Bowen, and were very clever. SAILORS' MISSIONs.-On Friday even- ing, the 23rd inst., Mr Chriss Cobb, the representative of the British and Foreign Sailors' Society, will deliver a lecture, illustrative of the life of sailors, at the Victoria Hall. The society which Mr Cobb represents at Milford is thoroughly deserving of support, and the lecture will, if we are to judge from former lecture, be instructive and entertaining. Lime-light views will help the imagination of the audience to follow the lecturer to various parts of the globe. < < FANCY BIRDS. Weare pleased to see that Mr T. W. Richards, the popular barber of the town of Narberth, has been achieving new glory at the recent Crystal Palace Cage Birds' Show. Mr Richards was awarded a v.h.c. in the class for any British Bird. THREE THINGS we hear very little about nowadays are the Town and Volunteer Band, the Rifle Club, and the Volunteer Corps. We hope that the persons whose pleasure it is to look after these three im- portant features in our town life, will let us hear more of these things in the next few weeks (especially the band). ♦ LOCAL POLITICS.-Great interest is evinced in the action of the Urban Council in ordering the tenant of the King's Arms Temperance Hotel, to take down two windows recently erected, which are alleged to have been built on the pavement. Nothing has been done as yet to remove the windows. We are very sorry to see that the tenant of this house, which is to be a Temperance Hotel, and an influence for good we hope, has been so unfortunate as to receive this set-back at the com- mencement of his courageous undertaking and we sincerely hope that the Council will be able to come to terms in the matter with the tenant.
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Rev. W. Justin Evans on His Loss. STRIKING SERMON AT BROCKLEY. The ile7 W. Juetin Evans, in fulfilment of his expressed determination, preached at both services at Lewisham High-road Church on Sunday, although only a fortnight had elapsod since his terrible bereavement. Patent to all were the effects of thai, sorrow, and it was, too, evident that he had spent many sleepless nights within the last few weeks. But his manner was that of one who had placed the past behind him and resolved to faoe the future oravely, not allowing his grief to oo ne between him and his duty. That determination was clearly expressed in his morning sermon; a sermon which, preached from an unfamiliar text, was full of personal feeling, and thrilled with the note of conquest—the conquest of duty over sorrow, of obedience over private affec- tions. Many in the congregation wondered as they saw this man rise in the pu.pit and deal so fearlessly with such a subject, and the sermon created a pro- found impression, which will not be forgotten. The text was Ezekiel 24, verse 18: "So I spake unto the people in the morning and at even my wife died and I did in the morning as I was com- manded."—In the midst of the prophet's work for God, he had a massage that his wife, loved and ten- der, was to be suddenly taken from him. And with that came a comynand that seemed stern and cruel Yet neither shalt thou mourn, nor weep, neither shalt thy tears run down. SihJ but not aloud make no mourning or the dead, bind thy head tire upon thee, and put thy shoes upon thy feet, and cover noli thy lips, and eat not the bread of men." To weep &n,i mourn was not wrong. But for a special purpose Ezekiel was to appear to the people as if nothing had happened. After explaining briefly the reason for this command, that Ezekiel was to be a sign to the people of their indifference to the fate of Jerusalem. Mr Evans went on to sdy that private sorrows were old and universal, although there was something personal and unique in every sorrow. Ez-'kiot's sorrow was the more bitter be- cause he must not show it, for tears give relief to the burdened heart. Thank God," said the preacher, that we are permitted to weep, for to weep is not to whine, to mourn is not to find fault with God." I have had much to suffer of late," continued Mr livans, but I do not complain, and I will not com- plain. God has been very good to me and mine. 1 thank him for nearly thirty years of a most happy married life. By this affliction my whole world, my whole outlook, is changed, but my duty is the same, and God remains the same. I am sorely disappointed, but I have in my heart no controversy with my God." The prophet's private sorrows were to be sacrificed to the common good. He was to think first, not of his own great trial, but of the peopled need. Brave heart, obedient servant, true prophet His to do just what was needed, although his heart was fit to break whiie doing it. Mr Evans related how, a week before his wife died, while he was hesitating to leave her to fulfil a public engagement, she said, Go, my dear, and do your work." That was just like her and he still often heard it. As long as there was work to be done let us do it, though we had at times to do it with an aching heart and a weary brain. In making the sacrifice willingly the pro- phet reached his highest ground. No one could be made a perfect helper of others without having to pay the price for it in pain or sorrow. But the price we paid would make us, not poorer, but richer. Sorrow could not be avoided, but we could make use of it and turn it to a good acoount, making of our disappointment rungs in a heavenly ladder on which we could climb upward. My dear wife," said Mr Evans, was a gift from God to me, a true helpmeet in the home and in the church. She helped me in my ministry in a thou- sand ways. I do not know how to go on without her but I must, and with God's help I will." He went on to express his deep gratitude for the sym- pathy which had been shown to him by the deacons and congregation. He did not know of anything they could have done that they had not done, and from the depths of his heart he thanked them all. The hundreds of letters he had received from all parts of the country had astonished him; he had been overwhelmed with tokens of affection. In conclusion he said that though our dear ones were taken from our homes they could never be taken from our hearts and lives. Death hides, but cannot divide, Thou art but on Christ's other side Thou with Christ and Christ with me, And so together still are we."
Milford Trawler Lost. THE THIRD LOCAL VESSEL IN THREE WEEKS. Intelligence has-been received at Milford of the loss of the steam trawler Fulmar," which ran on a sandbank off the Irish coast near Wexford. She was owned by the master, Capt. W. Taylor, who only purchased the craft two months azo. His father was skipper of the Shamrock," which foundered in Broad liaven three weeks ago. This is the third vessel belonging to the port which has sunk during the past three weeks.
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IT —■ [ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. J YN AMSANG EIN TAD AU THE ANTIQUARIES' COLUMN. THE FARMERS' REVOLT. THE REBECCA RIOTS. By the Rev. J. Lloyd James (Clwydwunfro). CHAPTER III. ( Continued). Where were the constabulary force during those proceedings of the rebels ? Rebecca and her daughters had taken the precaution to cause it to be whispered about that on that same night they would be attacking another gate some twenty miles away, so that the constables of the district were all draughted to guard that gate, and they had a quiet night, out of the reach of rebels and turbulence. The Rebeccaites knew the philosophy of their affairs and acted accordingly. None of them were caught or betrayed. The Rebeccaites would send well-written letters to the gentry and magistrates to warn them against interference and prosecutions, or they would suffer for it in having their stacks of corn and hay, if Dot even their houses burnt down. The gentry could see that the Rebeccaites were not ignorant rabble, but had scholars among them, and that their warnings were not idle thjeats, but likely to be kept, so they kept very quiet, lest they might meet with what was worse. Also, many of the soldiers and officers in Pembrokeshire were made nervous by the tales told them of their appearing and disappearing as they liked, like ghosts, and could not be caught. 0 Rebecca was feared as if more than a human being. It was to the intarest of the people themselves, even if they suspected or knew any of them, to be silent. Rebecca had the sympathy and good wishes of the people at large. Rebecca's success would be the people's gain. After their departure from the scene of destruction, the gateman, who had locked himself in, took courage, and bravely un- locked and unbolted his door, at the same time keeping a sharp look out, lest any should be lurking behind for further mis- chief. Being satisfied on this point, and feeling himself safe, he ventured out to view the damage done. The next thing he did was to fasten a chain across the road where the demolished gate had stood, 80 as to prevent any carts and horses to pass through, between then and the morn- ing, without paying toll. He afterwards retired for the remainder of the night, feel- ing that the danger was over, and possibly slept. CHAPTER V. JACKY DAVY. When the Narberth gate-keeper awoke in the morning and dressed, he got down to see how matters were outside. He dis- covered that the chain he had put across the road, and fastened, was broken in the middle. He concluded that some cart or waggon had been driven over it; and that it must have been someone going early to Ludchurch lime-kilns. His next point was to watch who should first return that way with a load of lime, concluding that the first to return with a load must have broken the chain in going. This seemed very plausible, but it was not conclusiue, as someone might have gone further, to the most distant culmery, and would take longer time to return. However, the gate- keeper decided to act on his own way of thinking. The first to return through Narberth with a load of lime, drawn by three fine horses, was John Davies, or as he was generally called by those who knew him, Jacky Davy, the son of Thomas Davies, of Plas, the largest farm in the parish of Llanglwyden, now spelt Llanglydwen. It was the pride of farmers' sons in those parts to fetch lime and culm fan' the use of their farms. Jacky Davy loved to do it, and he had great pride in his horses, which he always kept in the best condition, and were the admiration of all who saw them. Jacky Davy was a big man, he stood about seven feet, high, and was as strong as 0 In be was tall. He was somewhat peculiar in his ways and very passionate as to his temper if crossed or thwarted in anything. By some he was considered non compos, but with all his oddities he could do his work very well, had a ready wit, and was very handy at composing rhymes or verses of poetry, which he delighted in reciting to 0 0 amuse others. His verses were both origi- nal and witty. He regularly attended the services on Sundays at Hebron Chapel, seldom missed attending the funerals of C) those whom he had known, yet he hoped he should never die. If any suggested to him that he should, his reply was, Let us hope that you and I may not die. He was somewhat superstitious, believed in ghosts and in the corpse-candle, the preceding sign of a person's death, which most in those parts believed in those times. (-TO be continued).
Ploughing' Competition at SeaJyham. The second annual ploughing, hedging and ditching, draining, shoeing and dairy produce competition, open to agriculturists, &c., within the limits ol the Pembrokeshire hunt, was held on Friday at the Home Farm, Sealyham (by the kind permission of Mr. James Lewis), it, was most unfortunate day as regards the weather, for rain fell incessantly, and the ground got into a most deplorable condition. For all that, there was a good attendance, and some capital work was done. Unfortunately, the arrangements for making known the winners of the various compe- titions were very faulty, and the Secretary, on being applied to, was unable to give a full list. In the champion class for wheel or swing ploughs the first and second prizes were divided between David Nooc, Pengardd, and Win. James, Stubble- borough, the third going to Mr. Grifliths, New Mills. In Class B. for those who had never won a first prize before, the 1st went to Mr. Llewellin, Newton, iiudbaxton, and the second to Edward Jenkins, Haythog. In the champion prize for chill ploughs the tirf-t wa" won by George Jenkins, Haythog. There was a good attendance at the luncheon, and good speeches were made by Mr. John Walters, Southwood, Roch, and Mr. Wm. Roberts, Dunston, Camrose.