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FISHGUARD AND DIS- TRICT. I Wales—and especially the Welsh speaking portion of it-may well feel proud of the handsome tribute paid to it by Mr. Augustine Birrell when introducing his Education Bill in Parliament last week, where ho proposed a separate Council for Wales. His words showed his personal faith in the judgment of the Welsh people in this matter. His "obiter dictum waa that certaiiiy Whitehall would have no cause to regret her departure if this provision for educational Home Rule for Wales was made, as suggested in the fourth part of the Bill. In the matter of education and in all idealistic matters, Wales is able to hold her own with either England, Scot- land, or Ireland; but, however, (reluctant one may be to admit it, we are indebted to our neighbours for many more of the conveniences ana comforts of life than would appear either politic or polite for ua to deny. Fishguard and Goodwick, for example, owe much already to the enterprise of Englishmen, and we arc likely soon to derive more benefit tram the commercial instinct of the Saxon. Of the rumours now afloat, one of them seems to foreshadow what will be another important. undertaking by the Great Western Jttailway Company at Fishguard. As part of the Goodwick Harbour scheme, it is said that the natural advantages of these places in forming a port of call will be further utilised in the future. It is possible that the works which have been in progress for the last ten years at Goodwick will soon be supple- mented with other works at Fishguard. The proposal is supposed to be under conssideia- tion for building a dry dock at Lower Town, both for repairing and the overhauling of the Company's own steamers, and for the accom- modation of other sea-going craft which might find it needful to use it. It is an undoubted fact that steps have already been taken to secure land in this district for some L-uch purpose. Othei enterprising people seem to be awako to the possibilities and the natural advant- ages which this part of the country pos- sesses. The aevelopment of the district will inevitably result upon an improved system of road locomotion, but the starting oi û. road steam-«ar service lor West V>alcs io likely to produce more good than many na\ c yet anticipated. To circumvent some 01 the uiiliculties that lay ill the way of piogic, s in this airection, it may be found netessiu} not only to ensure a better condition 01 the roads, uut perhaps, also to divert the present ones, or even to make new highways 111 piaces. The Main Roads Committee Ílaa; alieauy one scheme in hand, and lrom an authoritative souice a statement has been made that steps will be taken to obtain powers from Pariia- ment, if necessary, to avoid the steep liiiis which have now to be encountered near Fish- guard. It is a significant fact also as strengthening the future expectations of the place that those who hoild a commercial watching bnei, as it were, for the district, have been showing un- usual activity lately. It is intended to open a brickworks near the town before long, and it is said, from analysis, that the clay to be found in some parts here is composed of the best substance for making superior quality tile-proof bricks. Building speculators aie also on the alert, and one English builder has been recently on a visit to the locality iu order to see lor himself what are the prospects lor him to carry on his operations her This will remind residents of an old prophesy which seems on the road of coming true, and to appear like the adumbration ol a real sage, which predicted that the centre ol fish- guaid would some day be at a farmhouse a mile or more, as it now stands, to the soutn of the town itself. w « F It has been whispered lot several weeks that the delay in connrniing the giant oi uibau powers for Fishguard has moie to do with the probable development ol the place than with any other cause. should it tiau., pire later that any interference or meuiatiu,* nas taken place on behall of some particular interest it may prove well after all that the Local Government Board has not deemed it wise to hurry, tor it may yet be found con- venient to make alterations in the boundary at points not previously thought of beloie the uew powers can be wielded. »«#«. Everybody knows that philoprogenitiveness will úare much. We know how desperately many animals defend their young, but the theory put lortit by a budding scientist with regard to the scarcity of salmon in the small estuaries on the North coast of Pembrokeshiae within recent years is probably too far fetcheu to appeal to many. Someone mentioned the peculiar fact that of the few salmon caught here during tne last fuur or five seasons or more, all of them were large, full-matured fish, Thai explanation he vouchsafed was that as the blasting at the Uoodwick Harbour works was constantly scaring the majority of the ttsh away, and old ones occasionally came back to reconnoitre, and to see if they could advise tim yearlings and the two-year old fishes to fie- quoiit tne mouth of the streams in this locality with safety. We may hear next of the saii., species of fish sending scouts up the river they are moat fond of frequenting to spy whether the ubiquitous angler has not yet tired of waiting for their coming. 1 Eiateddfodic Successes.—It has transpired since that An. D. B. Phillips (BriallyUd) waa part winner of the prize for the best englyn with Mr. Asa George, Bridellj at the New- port eisteddlod ou Easter Monday. Drunk and Disorderly.—John Reid, a navvy from the huts at Letterston, was charged by 1. S. Kosser before Messrs W. G. James, anu h. kj. Jenkins at Fishguard on Thursday last with being drunk and disorderly on Fishguaid j Sqtiare on the previous evening. The magis- trates ordered him to pay a lino of Irs od JIl. eluding costs. On the following day a power- ful looking Irish navvy, named William Lyncn, was taken into custody by P.C. Rowianav-, for being drunk and creating a disturbance West street. The defendant had been ella, bUt with a similar offence before, and he was fined 5s and costs, which he paid. The magistrates on this occasion were Dr. Williams and Mr. W. S. Jenkins. Making Merry During the Holidays.—At the Market Hall on Easter Monday, before Ah. W. S. Jenkins and Mr. E. D. Jones, a Lanca- shire man named William Kennedy, who is employed on the pier at Goodwick, was charged with being drunk and disorderly at Fishguaid on Uie previous Saturday. P.C. RowJanus said lie was in company with Supt. Brinn when he saw the defendant drunk and disorderly in High Street. Defendant wanted to fight and was using very offensive language. Witness had, in consequence, to lock him up. Supt. Briain said defendant was using very vio- lent language to the landlord of the iliitish Trader. hen searched at the police station the sum of 4s was found on him. Kennedy ad- mitted the offence and stated that he got drunk because it was holiday time. He was not awate that he had used vulgar" language, but he was sorry if he had done so. The Bench ordered' him to pay a ffne of 20s including costs, or go to gaol for fourteen days. Defen- dant was allowed three weeks in which to pay the fine and costs. Michael Burke was also charged with being drunk and incapable in High-street on Saturday. P. C. Rowlands said the defendant was quite helplessly drunk, and he locked him up for the sake of the man him- self. Supt. Brinn said that Burke held a ped- lar's certificate, and had visited the town on other occasions. The Bench, considering defen- dant's previous good conduct, decided to dis- miss the case.

• Fishguard Easter Vestry.

» Fishguard Petty Sessions.

» Fishguard Parish Council.

. THE HOLIDAYsVr FISHCUAftD.

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- NEWPORT EISTEDDFOD.

'»j Good Friday at Vachelich,

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