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PRESENTATION TO EX-SUPT. FRANCIS.

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PRESENTATION TO EX-SUPT. FRANCIS. RECOGNITION OF FAITHFUL SERVICE. Prior to commencing the business at the Roose Petty Sessions at the Shire Hall, Haverfordwest on Saturday, there was an in- teresting little function. This was the mak- ing of a presentation to ex-Supt. Francis, who retired from the County police a few months ago. The took the form of a purse of gold subscribed for by a iew gentlemen in the county, in recognition and appreciation of his" services for many years. Mr. Herbert J E Price, the mayor of Haverfordwest, had deeply interested himself in the movement; and Mr- A. Evans, his chief clerk, under- took 'the collecting of the subscriptions. There were present on the bench Mr. T. Rule Owen, Mr. Joseph Thomas. Ir. J. T. Fisher, Mr. E. P. L Penn, and Mr. A. W. Massy; and in c-ouvt (in addition to the clerk, Mr. Price) there were Mr. W. Davies George (clerk (jf the peace for the county), and a number of the general public. Mr. T. Rule Owen, a? senior magistrate, made the presentation, which consisted of a purse of go d amounting to £25. In doing this Mr. Rule Owen said he had been asked to perform a very pleasant duty. When Mr. Francis resigned the position he had held so long Superintendent of Police, the magis- trates had an opportunity of expressing their high apDreciation and satisfaction at the way in which he had performed his duties, and many others had expressed their opinion of him piivately. It was felt, however, that their high appreciation ought to take a more tangible form, and a subscription list was opened, with the satisfactory result that he had now the pleasure of "handing to Mr. Francis a purse containing £25, on behalf of a few gentlemen in the county, the town of Haverfordwest, the magistrates, and the subscribers generally. A etter was read from Dr. Henry Owen, who in London, expressing regret that he was unable to be present. Mr. Francis, who was very much affected, said he was not capable of returning thanks in the way he would like. It did not fall to the lot of every man, who had been a public servant for many years, to have his services recognised in that way, and he was very grateful for what had been said. During the time he was attending police courts and petty sessions he never received anything but kindness and courtesy from the Bench; and it was a great trial to him to sever his long connection with the police force of the county. bmce nis retirement he had been gratified beyond measure by the kind sentiments ex- pressed to him everywhere, a state of affairs which did not a.ways follow retirement from the position he had held. He thanked lr. Price and his chief clerk personally for the part had taken in the presentation. concluded the proceedings.

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