NOTES AND COMMENTS. This week the staff of the "County Guar- dian has to mourn the sad death of one of the managing directors and the foimer JT- prietor and editor of the paper. I shonM like to add my tribute to the memory of one who, ir: his great sufferings, had been the object of much sympathy, from those who had worked as hi? colleagues. In the recei-I development of the paper, and since it assumed its new form, Mr. Williams' health had, un- fortunately, incapacitated him from taking that active part in the undertaking which he would have wished. It was a keen matter of regret to him that he was able to do so little, but his advice and long experience were always at the service of those directing the paper. Associated with him as I have b&cn for the past year, I deplore very keenly his sudden death, and the premature ending of what pro- mised some years ago to be a brilliant career. I was probably the last member of the staff to whom he spoke. On Tuesday evening he came into the office about 6.30, and after walking about a few moments said he was feeling very queer, and would go home and to bed. I bade him a cheerful good-night, to which he responded, and he then went off -to pas away fjor-r,, us for ever He was very ill all that day. I gave him two New Year's messages from old friends during the day, but these seemed to pass almost unnoticed; and in fact one old friend's name appeared to have passed from his memory, as if al- ready the coming shadow had enveloped his mental faculties. For years he had endured terrible sufferings with wonderful fortitude, and those of us who were intimately acquaint- ed with him cannot but feel that he has had a happy release from a life which, with such bad health, must have beeen joyless indeed. x x x We have had an old fashioned Christmas," such as Dickens knew how to pom-tray, and such as we; are all supposed to long for. Per- haps had the snov remained in something like its primitive purity, we should all have enjoyed it, but it would have taken the tem- perament of a Mark Tapley" to have en- joyed the slush and mud of the streets, after a few hours rain, and the mixture had been churned up by the feet of pedestrians asd vehicles. x x x We. had another object lesson, were -.ne needed, of how hopelessly impossible, and how utterly and entirely incompetent is the out-door executive department of the Town Council. The whole of Monday was spent apparrently in looking at the dirt and slush, or else in ignoring its presence, save in Bridge Street. That dirtiest of our dirty streets did get some attention paid to it, in the way of carting away the snow; but elsewhere in the town hardly even a crossinge was made, no<r a channel or grid opened, and the snow, slush and water were allowed to accumulate to the discomfort of pedestrians x x x We have another river mystery" as yet unsolved. About 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday, an eerie cry was heard to proceed from the vicin- ity of the river. A search was instituted, and wa.3 prolonged for some time, but as yet no explanation is forthcoming. As far is known, only one man, and he a stranger, is unac- counted for. Thie man arrived on Tuesday, and slid he hod come from Ireland. He w. unable to find work at Fishguard, and was making his way towards the Rhonddi. He left his lodgings at Haverfordwest to go and get some groceries. Soon afterwards the cry was heard, nad he has not since been seen. It looks, therefore, as if a tragedy had happened. x x < The year which has just closed has boon a record one for Milford Haven so far a; the fishirg industry is concerned. The trial amount of fish landed at the port has exceed- ed 34,000 tons, an advance of over 3,000 tm- on the previous year Nothwithstanding this record tonnoge, fish has realised a very high average price. Several of the steam trawlers have grossed over £6,000 for their year's work. During the past week a steam liner, the Chan- ticleer, has been added to the local fleet, whilst it is reported that some of the East Coast companies ore sending their boats into Western waters to engage in line fishing, prior to the commencement of the mackerel season, which usually begins towards the end of February. XXX Neither Christmas nor the New Year is a particularly lively time at Haverfordwest. Every one seems to prefer the home circle to a public hall, end consequently even the var- ious churches and chapels have a quiet time, save for the customary religious services. Bethesda was an exception this year, and the competitive meeting promoted by them was a very interesting and well patronised affair. The "Messiah" is a little belated, and we shall be weJl into March before we get the performance of this essentially Christmas oratorio. I hear the rehearsals are now well attended, and that the chorus has been leavened by some of our veteran and tried vocalists. XXX Mr Harold Butler Gwyther, of the Mariner- Hotel, Haverfordwest, has joined the noble army of Benedicts. That he has married a Miss Beams, of Birmingham, at one time resident in Haverfordwest, and that the wedding tcok place at Birmingham on Wednesday week is the only information I can give, because that is about aU Mr Gwyther's friends at Haverford- west have so far been permitted to know. I am sorry I cannot supplement this very bald announcement, nor satisfy my lady readers' natural desire to learn all about the wedding trousseau and other details. THE SAXON.
HAVERFORDWEST. At Roose Police Court on Monday, held at the Shire Hall (before Messrs. T. Rule Owen and T. L. James), Henry Jenkins, of Cold Blow, Slebech, was brought up un- der a warrant for arrears upon a bastardy order amounting to £3 14s. 6d. The complainant was Martha Higgins, of Mil- ford" The prisoner said if released for ten minutes he would get half the money. He was released accordingly, and found the money. The half-yearly rent audit of the Withy- bush estate was held on Saturday at the Salutation Hotel, Haverfordwest. His Honour Judge Stevenson Owen was repre- sented by his son, Capt. Owen, who pre- sided, and a large number of the 'tenants 1 0 sat down to the usual audit dinner, pro- vided by the host, Mr. W. D. Phillips. Mr. T. Rule Owen filled die vice chair. The toast of his Honour Judge Owen was received with enthusiasm. The usual toast list was gone through, and a plea- sant time was spent. The half-yearly rent audit of the Picton Castle Estate was held at the Salutation Hotel. The tenants sat down to the usual dinner, served in excellent style by Mr. W. D. Phillips, the host. Mr. H. Rule Owen presided, and after the loyal toasts gave that of Sir Charles and Lady Philipps, which was received with much enthusiasm. Other toasts included that of Mr. T. Rule Owen and Son, the agents, which was also well received. A successful dance was held in connection with the Prendergast Workmen's Club in the Masonic Hall, on Boxing night. THE PASSING OF THE YEAR. The usual watch night and religious ,Pj' vices were held on New Year's Eve at the various churches and chapels. As soon as the New Year was ushered in, several parties of carol singers wer'3 obroad, but. this once fine old custom would now be more honoured in the breach than the observance." The streets were quite animated for a long time. ST MARY'S CHURCH. Mrs. Davies's tea and Christmas sale of work which took place at the Assembly Rooms on Decembtr 17th, realised the sum of £20. Next Monday the usual weekly teas will be resumed. Mrs. Wilson, of Market Street, will give the tea. THE LATE MR. JOHN ROBERTS. A large number of people attended the funeral of the late Mr. John Roberts, of Bridge Street, on Sunday afternoon last. The place of interment was Maehpelah Cemeteiy, the service being conducted by the Rev. Owen D. Campbell. Deoeosed had been for .many years a faithful adherent of the Bethesda Church, and many of his co Teligionisty and trades- men generally were present to show a last toen of esteem and respect. A large nuiurer of beautifu lflxral tributes were sent by rela tives ond friends. THE ALBANY CHAPEL. The us lal monthly service was held on Sun- day evening last, but unfortunately owing to the inclemency of the weather the congrega- tion was not large. The pastor, Rev. Owes Jacobs, preached on the subject, "Visitors waiting at the gite The sermon was fr. lowed with the utmost interest, and during the service Mr. S. Bowler effectively contributed two solos. M[ SICAL SUCCESS Miss Lilian Saies, daughter of Mr. C. C Saies, J.P., of Willesden House, has 0btai. (rl the diploma of Licentiate of the Royal Aca- demy of Music in pianoforte playing, satis- fying the examioers also in th¿ ad:lj.:irllaJ subjects of "Musical Form," "Theory," and Teaching Miss Saies was a pupil of j); Arthur J. GTe-iish, of London, by whom ..e was prepared far her examination. CHOIR SOIREE. A soiree and dance, given by a few members of St. Mary's Church choir, took place on Thnrw- day evening in the Assembly Rooms. The rooms had been tastefully decorated by the lady members of the choir, assisted by Mr. S. Bowler. There was a large attendance at the dance. The ninsic was furnished by Messrs ,John and George Lewis, and Miss Lewis. Mr. A. H. Howard and Mr. T. Adams were the M.C's. YOUNG MEN'S SOCIAL AT THE TABER- NACLE. On Thursday evening the young men con- nected with the Tabernacle Church had a pleasant social. It was well attended, and at 7 p.m. began with a short entertainment presided over by the Rev. E. Nicholson Jones. Mr. W. White sang very acceptably. Then followed a blindfolded drawing competition for a roast turkey. Mr. W. Gooding gave a recitation, and this was followed by an unpunctnated reading competition, Miss A. H. Davies coming out best out of ten competitors. Mr. J. Edward-i followed with a song, and Mr. David Evans (Cartlett), with a recitation. Tken fol- lowed sapper which had been prepared by the ladies, but only young men were allowed to preside over the nicely decorated tables. Sotije games followed under the direction of Mr. Sidney Evans. FOOTBALL. An a-sociation football match took p!ace on Thursday, January 3, between the Prendergast Workmen's Club Heerve Team and It team termed the Haverfordwest Shop Assistants. The Reserve team won the toss and played down the field with a fair wind. A few minute* after thp start Joe Lewis, from a nice pass by Robert Edwards, ycored for the S. A. The Reserve team soon afterwards retaliated. A beautiful corner kick by Steven Davies, which was netted by Arthur Davies put the Reserve team ahead. Before half time the R serve team scored again. Nothing was scored in the second half by either team. Mr. B. Ree* of the National Provincial Bank acted as referee. -To iiiorrow the Work- men's Club will visit Narberth.
COMPETITIVE MEETINC. On Thur day evening a competitive meeting was held at the Temperance Hall, Haverford. west, in connection with the Bethesda Baptist Sunday School. The Rev. S. Nicholson Jones had charge of the meeting as conductor, and the adjudicators were: Mr J. Harries, Nar- berth (music); Rev. Jesse Roberts, Pisgah (literature) Mr F. J. Warren (handwriting and drawing); Mrs E. Nicholson Jones and Mrs C. Sidney Davies (needlework and prize bags). The accompaniments were played by Miss Gertrude Reynolds, A.T.C.L. Mr Vincent Davies gave a rendering of To Anthea" as an Eisteddfod song. Three competitors entered for the solo for children under 16, winner Miss Hilda Lewis. Music at sight, with words, attracted thir-e compete rs, and Mr. Jame-i Jamei, vho nude four mistakes in tone and three stops, was awarded the prize. The unpunctuated neadirg, for %i,hi -ii fivt competitors entered. created some an >ise-u e.)t, and the prize wtnt to AIT. Wilfred LE-1. Daffodils" was the subject of the reci- tation for children under 16. The prize was awarded to Hilda Lewis. Two competitors, "Primrose" and "M.B.B. entered for the sopiano solo, The Children's Home." The adjudicator described the com- petitors as very close in point of merit. The first prize winner was Miss Burgess, but the other competitor, Miss Annie James, )f ,;>,on- deirgast, so captivated ihe audience with her sweet voice oni easy rendering that a second prize w as awarded her. Several essays on "Woman's Suffrage were sent in, and the adjudicator in awarding the prize to Mr. Fred Gibbon, described it as a good sensible essay, well written and correctly punctuated. In the needlework ;ompetition the first prize for the best child's pinafore was awarded to Miss Garnon, Prendergast, and a second 'J( ;ze given by Mrs. Sydney Davies, was given tj Miss Miriam Davies. There were four com- petitors Only one choir entered for the juvenile choir competition under 16, and this had been trained by M'L Allen, of Albert Street, who unfortu- nately was laid up with influenza There were four competitors for the recita- tion for adults, the piece chosen being "The Advice of Polonius -to his Son" (Shakes- p:'are). The prize was awarded to Mr. T. P. Thomas. Three sang in the open solo for children under 12 The prize was awarded to Hilda Lewis. Mr War-ren delivered his adjudication in the handwriting competition under 14, for which sixteen competitors entered. Mr. Warren expressed pleasure that the teaching of hand- writing was still receiving due attention in the elementary schools. The first prize was :vardc.d to Summer, and the second prize to TImal, both pupils of Johnston schools, of which Miss Annie Davies, of Haverfordwest, I h iadmistre.se. For the baritone solo, "Lead, Kindly Light," 1her was only one competitor, Mr. T. P Th> mo.?, vho was awarded the prize. Six competitors fame.forward in the •iv proiuptu speech, and the prize was awarde-a to Mr. Max Metzger. Mr. T. P. Thomas was the only competitor in the solo for adultis, and he was awarded the prize. He song Rock of Ages." Sir. Warren regretted that there had not been more competitors for the drawing "Map of Africa." Only six maps were sent in, and hp awarded the prize to John Tamlyn. Mr. Wanen suggested that on another occasion it might be well to fix an age limit. For a poem of 24 lines on "Portfielrl Ra .•c- course," the prize went to Mr Geo. Jenkins, of Barn Street. Nine poems were sent in. Three prizes bags were sent. in,. and the. prize was awarded to Mrs. Fortune, of Barn Street. There were no entries for the male voice competition, March on God's Soldiers Bold," or for the tenor solo, "If with all your lie lit-" (Elijah). Votes of thanks ended the proceedings.
PEMBROKESHIRE HUNT PLOUCHINC MATCHES. An adjourned meeting of the committee responsible for the ploughing matches con- ducted under the auspices, and within the confines of the Pembroeshire Hunt, was held on Saturday afternoon at the Marin- ers' Hotel, Haverfordwest. Mr. John Walters, Southwood, presided, and there were also present: Mr. James Johns, Lambston; Mr. Evan Howells, Wales- land; Mr. Arthur John, Pelcombe; Mr. John Belton, Boulston; Mr. Albert Rob- erts, Colby; and the hon. sec., Mr. W. G. Eaton Evans, Avellanau. A letter was read from Mrs. AVebb- Bowen asking the Chairman to convey to the committee her very sincere thanks for the kind letter of condolence with her on the death of her husband. She was sure they would all feel deeply with her in her great trouble, and it was truly com- forting to her to know she had so many sincere friends. She regretted very much that, under the altered circumstances, she would be unable to undertake the manage- ment of the exhibition in the Masonic Hall on the evening of January 31st, 3907. It was now quite impossible for her to do so. It was decided to abandon the proposed exhibtion under these circumstances. Two new members were added 10 the committee, [Messrs Albert Roberts (Colby) and Mr W. G. Llewellin (Upper Haythog). The committee proceeded to disruss the prizes in detail, particulars of which will be given in due course.
1 HAVERFORDWEST BOARD OF GUARDIANS. A meeting of the Haverfordwest Board of Guardians was held on Saturday at the Shire Hall, Haverfordwest. Mr. T. Llewellin presided, and there were present —Mr. S. W. Dawkins, Mr. G. Davies, Yen. Archdeacon Hilbers, Mr. Geo. Yvil- liams (Temperness), Mr. T. F. Jenkins, Mr. G. J. Harries, Mr. Henry Lewis, Mr. W. G. Eaton Evans, Mr. W. J. Owen, Mr. James Rees, Mr. John Bowen (St. Ishmaels), Mr. J. T. Fisher, Mr. Iveppel Palmer. THE PRICE OF MILK. Mr. Job Thomas, Ilaroldston, milk con tractor to the workhouse wrote pomting out that owing to the outbreak of typhoid, a large quantity of extra milk had be supplied by him to the House, and as milk was at this season scarce and valuable he asked to be allowed the usual price of Is. per gallon for the extra quantity. Mr. S. W. Dawkins said 'that was the market price, and he moved that the request, which was a reasonable one, be granted. This was seconded by Mr. W. J. Owen, and was agreed to.
HAVERFORDWESl BOROUGH SESSIONS. Monday.—Before the Mayor (Mr. Jas. Reynolds), Mr. T. L. James, Dr. Green- ish, and Mr. Herbert Price. DRUNK AND DISORDERLY. George Watkins, Dew Street, was sum- moned for being drunk and disorderly on Dec. 15th,.—P.C. Owens found defendant on Saturday night, the 15th ult., drunk and disorderly in Milford Road. He was making a great noise, and had a lot of people around him.—Supt. James said the defendant had been quiet for a long time —since January, 1905.—He was fined 2s. 6d. and 8s. 6d. costs. VERY DRUNK. Wm. Davies, Portfield, was summoned for being drunk and incapable.—Inspector Thomas found him on Saturday, the 22nd ult., so drunk that he was down on his knees in Dark Street, and unable to get up.—Defendant was not present, but sent in a plea of guilty.—He was fined 2s. 6d. without costs. ASSAULT ON THE DEAF AND DUMB Charles Jenkins, of Hawthorn Villas, was summoned for an assault on Robert John, of Shipman's Lane, on Dec. 27th. The prosecutor is deaf and dumb, but his mother gave evidence of her son running up to the house, followed by Charles Jen- kins and his brother, who were striking him. Charles Jenkins said he would pound prosecutor every time he saw him, because he had told something about him. The Bench clearly considered the assault a very brutal one, committed upon one whose affliction ought to have been a pro- tection, and imposed a fine of £ 2 including costs, or one month in default. A TRIVIAL CASE. The Rev. John Michael, of Gloucester Terrace, was summoned for driving a pony and cart without a light at 10.25 p.m. on Dec. 27th. Mr. Michael wrote that a prior engage- ment made it impossible for him to attend the court. He had been out to a Sunday School meeting and was driving home through the snowstorm. Just outside the town iiis lights went out, and the wind was so high it was impossible to relight them; there was, therefore, nothing for it but to drive on, but as he had had 30 years' ex- periene of the roads there was no danger in his doing that. P.C. James, who proved the offen e, said he asked Mr. Michael where his lights were, and he said they had gone out. Fined Is. without costs. NEW USE FOR HOT RUM. George Morse, a trawler, of Dew Street, Haverfordwest, was summoned for assault- ing Margaret Mayberry. of the Stag Inn, Bridge Street, on Dec. 27th.—Miss May- berry said the defendant came into the house and asked for a rum hot. He then asked her to have a drink, and when she refused he threw the glass of hot rum into her face.—Defendant, who did not ap- pear, and was said to be employed on a trawler, "when he could get a ship," was fined 10s. and 10s. costs. SEPARATION ORDER GRANTED. Elizabeth Evans, Back Lane, Prender- gast, applied for a separation order from her husband, James Evans, a stoker at the gasworks. Mrs. Evans saud she was married in March, 1904, and there were two children from the marriage. Her husband was a stoker at the gasworks earning 25s. a week. After they had been married a couple of months her husband got drunk and kicked her; and since then, whenever he was in drink, he asaulted her. On the night after Christmas the put her and the children out of the house in the snow at 11 o'clock at night. Three weeks before that he also put them out, and-before that had "piled" the brush and a fork at her. She was un- able to give him a good character even when sober. An order was granted, the husband to contribute 10s. weekly towards his wife's support. EJECTMENT. Henry Noott, from the office of Messrs. Price and Son, was granted an ejectment order against J. H. Morse, of Bush Row, In occuping a house and garden at a weekly rental of 3s. 6d. WORKHOUSE OR GAOL. James Dunn, a tramp, was brought up in custody charged with being drunk and disorderly at 11.15 the previous Sunday evening in Quay Street. Hie prisoner said lie asked the constable to lock him up as the landlady in Quay Street had taken all his money and then turned him out. lie had come into the town to go to the Union as he was bad with influenza. v He was sent to gaol for 14 days.
POLICE COURT. Wednesday: Before Colonel Roberts (in the chair) and Mr. J. Ll. Davies. e THE LATE CHIEF CONSTABLE. The Chairman said as presiding magistrate, the duty which devolved upon him was a very solemn one-of expressing on behalf of the magistrates sitting at that Court their deepest regiet in the untimely death of the late Chief Constable. In his opinion, whatever little error he might have made in the exercise. of his judgment from time to time, he was a most efficient officer, who devoted his earnest attention to his duties. The late Chief Con- stable was a personal friend of his, and on behalf of his brother magistrates, both pre- sent and absent, he moved that 1h2 expression of their sincerest sympathy be conveyed to Mrs. Bowen and family. Mr. J. Ll. Davies concurred with every word which had fellen from the lips of the chair- man. He had the greatest respect and esteem for the late Chief Constable, both in his pub- lic and private capacities. The county had sustained a great loss, and he seconded the vote of condolence to Mrs. Bowen and family in their sad bereavenment. A SAVAGE DOG. John G. Cayley, of Marine House, Milford Haven, was charged with being the owner of a dangerous dog, which was not kept under proper control. Arnold E. Roes, a boy said he lived in Vic- toria Road. On December 2nd he went into the Front Street on an errand for a Mr. Wilk- inson. A traction engine, which was passing, let off steam, and frightened the dog which made a rush at witness and bit him on the leg. He went to see a doctor, who dressed the wound. The defendant admitted that the dog bit the lad, but it was not because it was a danger- ous dog, but because it was bewildered by the traction engine. It was stated that the dog had torn a boy's trousers on October 14th, and that the defend- ant had been served with a notice in regard to keeping the dog under proper control on October 17th. The defendant said the dog was merely play- ful. He had paid for the boy's trousers. He, had sent the dog, which was an Airedale terrier and very valuable, away. The fother of Russ asked who was going to pay the doctor's bill of 5s. for dressing the leg. The Magistrates' clerk: In order to avoid further litigation I should advise you Mr. Cayley to pay the doctor's bill. Defendant: Yes, I will settle that. The case was dismissed. FESTIVE OBSERVERS OF CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR. Peter O'Hara, of Hakin, was charged with having been drunk in St. Ann's Road on December 13th. The defendant, who was found being as- sisted home, had written pleading that it was Christmas time, and as it was his first, offence he was ordered to pay a fine of Is. and costs. William Petter, of St. Ann's Road, Hakin, who did not appear, was charged with hav- ing been drunk in Victoria Road on December 14th, and as he was also a first offender was fined ls. and costs. John Bebb, charged with being drunk and disorderly on December 21st was fined 2s. 6d. and costs. Hannah Fryatt was drunk and disorderly on Saturday night of December 22nd in the Hearts of Oak Square, Hakin. She made use of obscene language, and refused to go home when requested to do so by a policeman, and finally assisted home by some friends. She now attributed her outbreak to the vicinity of Christmas. Fined 2s. 6d. and costs. James Stephens, of Robert. Street, Milford Haven, had been drunk in Priory Street on December 28th, and was taken home by a con- stable, for which he now had to pay Is. and costs. I William Thomas, of rt, Street, when drunk on December 26th, u-d bad language to the landlord of the White LJon Hotel, and was subsequently taken home b1 his friends. He was ordered to pay Is. and costs- Arthur Raven, of the Old Dock d, Mil- ford Haven, was fined Is. and costs too- drunk- enness in Hamilton Terrace on December 28;h. He was described as having been incapable of sttnding on his feet. A TRIFLING OFFENCE. Thomas Williams, of Robert Street, wa," charged with being in charge of a vehicle without a light at nine o'clock on the night of December 28th. He was stated to be in charge of a horse and trap, and as his light had blown out he was leading the horse, and, as was explained, he thought by so doing he would not be committing any offence. Fined Is. and costs remitted. THREE IMPUDENT YOUTHS. Three boys, named Fred Goffin, John Gaie. and Henry Dodd, were charged with damag- ing grass to the extent of 7s. 6d., the property of Thomas Davies. The complainant stated the three lads were ein his field, and refused to leave when TE- quested, and made themselves a general nuis- ance. The case was adjournd to see how the lads behaved themselves. A FAMILY AFFRAY. William Hitchings, labourer, Robert Street, was charged with unlawfully wounding his son-in-law, Edward Mock, plasterer, ateo ol Robert Street, and belonging to Cardiff, on the morning of Christmas Day. The complainant's story was that he went to his father-in-law's house after his wife, when the defendant hit him three times over the herd with a pok ;r Complainant's wife said she left he home because her husband was drunk. Dr. Ross said he found a wound an inch long on complainant's head. The Bench thought a serious assault had been committed and committed the defendant to gaol for three months.
/l&arriages—Beatbs. BIRTHS. Dec. :27, at Newport Road, Lower Fish- guard, the wife of Mr. AATm. Francis, of a son. Dec. 27, at Quay Street, Lower Fish- guard, the wife of fr. \Vm. Thomas, of a daughter. -\I Ar MARRIAGES. Dec. 25, ] SOt), at Albion Square Congre- gational Church, Pembroke Dock, by Rev. J. E. Griffiths, Thomas James Llewelyn AYilliams, mechanical stoker, Royal Navy, to Florence Maud Bateman, daughter of the late Mr. Robert Bateman, Prospect Place. Dec. 26, 1906, at Albion Square Congre- gational Church, Pembroke Dock, by Rev. J. E. Griffiths, Richard Morris Johns, H.M. Customs Officer, Barry Dock, to' Alice Maud, youngest daughter of Mr. Henry Evans, Lovis Street, rembiokc Dock. Dec. 26, 1906, at Albion Square Congre- gational Church, Pembroke Dock, by Rev. J. E. Griffiths, Thomas Harries Rees, ship- wright, H.M. Dockyard, to Sarah Hannah Griffiths,, daughter of Mr. B, Griffiths, Gwyther Street, Pembroke Dock. Dec. 27th ult., at Capel Mair, Cardi- gan, by the Rev. J. Lloyd Davies, brother of the bridegroom, Mr. Benjamin Davies, Penralltybie,Llandugwydd, to Miss Hannah Jones, second daughter of Mr D. S. Jones, C.C., Cilfowyr, Manordivy. Dec. 27th ult., at AYolfsdale Congrega- tional Chapel, by the pastor, the Rev. J. Gilbert Rees, Mr. John Harries, Haysford, to Mrs.. Martha Hire, of Haverfordwest. DEATHS. On Dec. 31, at Cemetery Road, City Road, Haverfordwest, Ir. James Thomas. On Dec. 29, at 8, Lexden Terrace, St. Thomas Green, Mary, eldest daughter of the late Mr. Thomas Lewis, Frog's Hole, Uzmaston, aged 55 years. t) Dec. 28, at 31, Laws Street, Pembroke Dock, Patrick Noon, late of the Royal Garrison Artillery, aged 75. Dec. 26, at Robert Street, Milford Haven, Phoebe, wife of Mr. Fred Hancock, aged 60 years. Dec. 29, at Drang, Hakin, Milford Hiven, John Davies aged 54 years. Dec. 29, at Mascott Villa, Milford Haven, Inez Mary, infant daughter of Mr. James Bowie, aged 1 year. Dec, 30, at Charles Street, Milford rTaven, Iris Eleanor, infant daughter of Mr. Fred Lloyd, aged 8 months. Dec. 24, at Penllwvn House, Llaniia- den, Sarah James, widow of the late AYm. James, J.P., aged 62 years. Dec. 27, at Newport Road, .Lower Fish- guard, Mrs. Elizabeth James, aged 47 years. Dec. 28, at Park-y-shwt, Fishgr 1. three-year-old daughter of Air Roberts, oil merchant.
T ie Pembrokeshire Hounds meet on Mon- day, Jan 7th, at Slebech Park: Thursday, Jan. 10th, at Puncheston: each morning at 10 4 J a m.
[Too late for Classification.] NOTICE. THE COURTS LEET and View of Frank- pledge of ocr Sovereign Lord King Edward Vll and Courts Baron of Ecclesiastical Oommiss- ioneers for England will be held for t he following Manors and Lordships, at the times and places undermentioned, viz. For the MANOR of the CrTY and SUBURBS of St. DAVIDS—at the City Hotel, St. Davids, on Wednesday, the 16th of January 1907, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon. For the MANOR ot DEWsLAND-at the City Hotel, St. Davfd's on Wednesday, the 16th day of January, 1907, at 2 o'clock iu the^itternoon, JAMES T,tfOMAS, Deputy Steward, 9, VictorIa-place, Haverford\y<>t, 2nd January 19U7. VI 2jall RNGAGED! Tqen CQJdE HERE for the = RING! = E have many beautiful ENCtAGEMENT RIEfCcS IF set with atl kinds of Precious Stones, including Diamonds, Sap- phires, Rubys, Pearls, &c. to suit all tastes all purses, and fancies- they are gems of the Jeweller's and Cioldsmith's Art. Consult PANTALL, Watch Specialist. 4 D. PANTALL, WATCHMAKER JEWELLER, &c. NEW ADDRESS I— 11, Market Street, Haverfordwest, AND AT NEYLAND. 260&3
HAVERFORDWEST RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. A meeting- of the Rural District Council followed, Mr. Llewellin presiding. THE FOOTPATH BY THE G.W.R. The first matter under consideration was a resolution of which notice had been given by the Rev. W. H. A. Walters, regarding the rescinding of a former resolution deal- ing with the footpath from Treffgarn bridge to Salem Chapel. The Chairman pointed out that the re solution Mr. Walters wished to rescind was carried in July, 1S05. Mr. J. T. Fisher asked what had the engineer of the G.W.R. to say about the matter ? The clerk said Mr. Cookson, the engin- eer, had asked Mr. Walters to withdraw the aspersions he had cast upon the G.W.R. officials, in saying they had misled that council. The Chairman thought Mr. Walters C, ought to withdraw those remarks. Mr. J. C. Bowen asked could they be in formed what Mr. Waiters had said ? The Chairman asked was it necessary ? Several Guardians thought thev heard all that was necessary, and the clerk was instructed to write to Mr. Cookson, stating that as Mr. Walters was not pre- sent at the meeting to move his resolution, the matter had fallen through. THh MFDICM. OFFICE!' The clerk reported that the Narberth District Council had appointed a committee to meet a committee appointed by that council to consider the question of joint appointment of a medical officer. On the mot-ion of Mr. W. G. Eaton Evans, the Haverfordwest sub e-ommnlee was (instructed to try and arrange a date convenient to both committees to go into the question The clerk reminded the council that at present they were without medical officers, and he asked if the council had any direc- tions to give? No action was taken. SOUTH HIGHWAY COMMITTEE. This committee met on December 12th, when 17 members were present. Mr. Fowler, of Druidston1 wrote calling attention to the condition of West Lane. The committee instructed the surveyor to confer with Mr. Fowler, and to endeavour to remedy his complaint. THE NEW ROAD REGULATIONS. At a meeting of the South Highway com- mittee the new rules and regulations pro- posed by Mr. W. G. James for the better supervision of the roads were under con- sideration in detail. It was unanimonsly agreed to accept the recommendations, with the exception of the bonus proposed, which were regarded as impracticable. In point of fact it was contended that the other pro- posals were practically already in opera- tion. The North Highway committee had also reported upon Mr. James' proposals. They decided to recommend their adoption, and that they should be printed in Welsh and English for distribution among the road- men. The reccommendation, however, as to granting bonuses was not entertained. Mr. W. Eaton Evans asked was he right in assuming that the south committee had decided that the rules suggested by Mr. James were already in force. The Chairman: Yes. Mr. W. E. Eatbn Evans said that being so why had the committee passed a re- solution recommending their adoption? The clerk said the North committee had arrived at a similar decision, the rules were already in force, but they formally recom- mended them. They added that they would like to see them printed and distrf buted among ths roadmen. Mr. J. T. Fisher thought the sucgestion wos a good one, and lie should like "to see it adopted. Mr. AY. G. Eaton Evans said he ap- proved of it, and he moved a resolution that the rules be printed, and distributed by the surveyor among the road men in each district. Both reports were then adopted. WISTON ROADS. A letter was read from the Wiston Parish Council recommending the Dist- trict Council to take over a piece of road leading from Deeplake to South Dairy Chapel. Mr. G. J. Harries said he had a peti- tion in his pocket in support of the letter. The Chairman said it was all very nice, but the road was in good order now. Mr. Eaton Evans said he had seen a pony and trap right up to the axle in mud in this road. Mr. Dawkins asked was it not a high- way now ? The Chairman said it was not. He suggested that the matter had better be considered by the committee. Mr. Eaton Evans said they had always refused to take over these roads. Mr. Lewis mentioned that a large num- ber of the inhabitants had spent a consid- erable sum—about £ '50—upon this road. Mr. John Bowen thought if the road was put into good repair the Council ought to taiie it over. The Chairman said the letter would be considered by the committee. GOOD WICK FORESHORE. A letter was received from the Harbour Department of the Board of Trade stating that their attention had been drawn to the fact that shingle and other matter had been removed from the foreshore at Good- wick, and asking what steps the Council proposed to take in the matter. The Clerk explained that the Council had given an undertaking that they would prosecute in such cases, but this had not been notified to the Council. Mr. J. C. Bowen thought they should ask the coastguard to notify such cases to the Council instead of the Board of Trade. It was agreed that a letter to this effect should 1 e sent to the coastguard. THE FISHGUARD DRAINAGE. The engineer who had pi-epared plans for the Fishguard drainage scheme wrote asking for a cheque for £:25 on account of his expenses, saying that it appeared to him the Fishguard drainage and sewerage scheme was shelved. Mr. Kepple Palmer a-ked would the £ 25 come out of the parish or the Coun- cil's funds? The Chairman said it would at present come out of the District Council's funds, but if they proceeded with the matter they could recoup themselves. Mr Kepple Palmer thought they -h' uld inform the engineer that they were awaiting the granting of urban poweis to guard. The Chairman said the new powers would probably be granted in April, and the matter dropped. NORTH INSPECTOR'S REPORT. The North Inspector reported that since the last meeting he had inspected several dairies in the district and enforced appli cations for registration under the Dairies, Cowsheds and Milkslxops Urder, 1885. He hoped in a few days to have a com p J etc ust of the dairies and purveyors of milk in his district. He had also visited the bakehouses in Fishguard, and served no- tices to carry out iruporvements which in each case had been complied with; struc- tural defects and in-attention to cleanliness were the chief complains. As far as lie was aware the district was free from in- fectious disease. New buildings in course of construction were periodically inspected. A certificate of occupation had been granted to the owner of a new house at Trehowel, Llanwnda, and for two houses at the Slade, Fishguard. A plan of a bungalow for Mr. B. P. Thoma-s, London, at Aberbach, had been received for consideration. SOUTH HIGHWAY INSPECTOR. The Inspector for the South district reported that he had instruoted the work- men to fix the pump at Broadway in such a ay as the flags could not be removed for dipping. Freystrop Parish Council had agreed to cover in and protect two wells, one of which he had referred to in a previous report. Under the instructions of Dr Williams he had the water -it Har- oldston dairy analysed. The analyst re- ported that the water did not contain or- ganisms, but one part of the chemical I analysis was unsatisfactory, owing to the proximity of a churchyard to the well. That water was not now being used. This analysis was in connection with the typhoid outbreak at the. Workhouse. Nothing had been done by the Education Authority to abate the nuisance at Bolton Hill. He had seen the architect about it twice, and also written him a few times. The date of the first notice he served was March p 'hh. 190(-, and afler repeated warnings lie applied to the Council for permission to serve statutory notice on October 3rd, but nothing had yet been. done. He left it to the Council to decide what should be done further. A case of typhoid fever in a house at Hook had been notified to him. He had visited and disinfected the place. A case of diptheria in a house near St. Bride's had also been notified.
MILFORD. Mr. Herbert Price, the district coroner, held an inquest on Thursday on the body of Ada Rose Davies, aged two years, the child of James Francis and Sarah Ann Davies of ITubberst-on. The child died on Christmas Day from severe burns. The mother said that on the Monday she went see a neighbour, leaving the deceased with her brother, aged 5 years. There was a guard in froilt of the fire. Autness had not been out of the house more than two minutes when someone ran up and said the little girl was on fire. She found the child's dress on fire, and put it out, and with the assistance of a neighbour applied linseed oil to the burns. The child did not tell her how it happened, only said she would not do it again. Dr. Ross spoke to attending the child, which he found in a state of collapse, and with no hope ol saving its life. The jury returned a ver- dict of accidental burning. Considering the season, supplies have kept up very well at the fish market. On Monday 157 tons were landed, and on Tuesday and AYednesday 80 tons each day. Prices have been fairly remunerative. On Monday hake, of which there were 555 kits on the market, made 45s. per .ll; on Tuesday 130 kits made 60s. per kit; and on AYednesday 100 kits made also 60s. per kit. Soles were zell on Monday and Tues- day, and on AYednesday tlO per trunk. ACCIDENT ON A STEAMER. cargo was being removed from a steamer on the Hakin side of the docks, an empty skip struck the combings of the ship, and then fell into the hold, where it struck William Madden, a dock company's em- ploye, crushing him slightly. He was taken on a stretcher to Dr. Griffith's sur- gery, where it was found that no bones had been broken, or serious injury sustained. On Christmas night the steam trawler Dorothy was in dock, when her condition attracted attention. The waterman, George Rokeby, found there was a large quantity of water in her engine room. Mr. AYard, the docks manager, and Captain James, the harbour master, arrived on the scene, and the dock police were sent for; also the dock's fire engine and hose. The water was speedily pumped out of her, and it was then found that some one had care- lessly left the sea cock open. CHILDREN'eS CONCERT. The annual Christmas concert given by the children attending the Church Day and Sunday Schools, took place in the National Schools on Thursday night. In the unavoidable ab- sence of Mr. James Thomas, the chair was taken by Mir. F. Sankey. The programme was of good length and included songs, duets, trios, sketches, Tecitations, dialogues, piano- forte and violin solos, ventriloquism, etc. THE PASSING OF 1906 Large congregations assembled both at the Parish Church and the Wesleyan Church on December 31st, "to watch the New Year in." In the former paaco the vicar, the Rev. E. J. Howell, B.A., delivered a heart-search- ing homily. Those whose visit to church is confined to an annual oppearance on New Year's Eve must have felt very uncomfort- able. At the Wesleyan Church the eea-vice was conducted by the Rev. J. Ward. The hooters of the st.eam trawlers did not as for- merly announce the advent of the New Year. The Dock authorities ore to be commended for putting a stop to this useless and noisy practioe). Although the evening was fine the number of people perambulating the streets was much less than in other years. The rowdy element was conspicuously absent. THE STORM. Milford Haven had its share of the storm last week, and it is over a dozen years since the place was visited by such a severe snow- storm. The first flakes fell on Boxing Dty morning, asd the streets were speedily wrapt in a mantle of snow. It cleared at noon, but a sharp frost ensued, and it snowed heavily in the night, the ground in the morning being covered by a layer of six inches. Heavy falls continued, especially on Friday. Thurs- day night a phenomenan was experienced by a simultaneous visitation of a thunder- storm. RUGBY FOOTBALL. Lord Kensington has kindly consented to act as president of the newly-formed Ruby Foot- ball Club, and Mr. J. Jones, Dowlais House, as vice-lresident and chairman of the commit- tee. Mr. George Harries will act as captain of the club. The hon. sec., Mr. W. J. Jenkins, and Mr. Jenkin Jones, attended a meeting of the newly-formed West Wales League at Whitland. Practice has commenced at Priory Road, but an effort is being made to secure a ground on North Road.
CAMROSF. CHRISTMASTIDE. Christmas Day passed off very quietly in this neighbourhood. There were many very quiet family re-unions, young people coming home from distant places to fill up the gaps in the family circle, and to visit the old home. At the parish church, the usual Christmas morning services was held, the Rev. W. A. Tute, M.A., the vicar, officiating. At the AYolfsdale Con- gregational chapel, on Christmas evening, the usual pwnc was held. The Sun- day school was catechised by the Rev. J. Gilbert Rees, the pastor, on the 10th chap- ter of Luke. The repetitions of portions of the chapter by the different classes was interspersed with singing by the chapel choir, the majority of whose members be- long to the Sunday school. Mr. John Berry wielded the baton. If it is allow- able to particularise, we should select the quartette by Mrs. E. Warlow, Miss S. Morris, and Messrs. W. Davies, and E. AYarlow, and the anthems Glory to God," and the Star of Bethlehem," as being the best rendered musical selections during the evening. The weather, since Christmas Day, has been simply wretched, the worst experienced for the last 15 years. All farming work being stopped, except the necessary work of serving the cattle, milk- ing, etc., which are carried out under great difficulties. WEDDING. On Thursday, the 27th ult., Mr. John Harries, of Haysford, was united in the bonds of holy matrimony, at the AA'olfs.- dale Congregational Chapel, to Mrs. Martha Hire, of Haverfordwest. As this was the first marriage celebrated at the above chapel since it was licensed, a great deal of interest was manifested in the event, and a large number of friends and neighbours gathered together. The Rev. J. Gilbert Rees performed the ceremony, Mr. E. H. Ellis, the registrar being pre- sent. AYe wish the happy pair all joy and I happiness, and trust they will enjoy many years of weddsd bliss and felicity. The bridegroom's aged aunt, who lives with him, is one of the oldest inhabitants in this parish, and resides in the house in which she was born.
I FISHGUARD. The marraige took place at the Registry Office, Cardigan, on Saturday last of Mr. John Childs, Plasyfron, and Miss Margaret Evans, Ffynonopi, Dinas Cross. The party included the sisters of the bride, and Mr. William Davies, tailor, Dinas Cross. SENSATIONAL LIBEL ACTION. It is rumoured in the locality that a sensational hbel action is pending between a well known Fishguard gentleman and party in the Gwaun Valley, and it is ex- pected that the case will be heard before a special jury at the next assizes. It is stated that the plaintiff may apply for very substantial damages, while it is also as- serted that counsel have been retained by both parties. DEATH OF MR. T. YAUGHAN LLEW- HELIN. The Maesgwyn family received a letter from America on Saturday last informing them of the death by a paralytic stroke of Mr. Thomas Yaughan Liewjaelin, bro- ther of the present Mr. J. B. Llewhelin, Maesgwyn, which took place in Seattle on Dec. 10. Sincerest. sympathy is felt with the relations of the deceased, who are all highly respected and well known in the district. The late Mr. T. Vaughan Llew- helin was only about 38 years of age, and was m business as a draper in America. It will be remembered that only last spring another brotl er, who had a large chemist's shop in London, died and was brought home to be buried at Fishguard. It is doubtful whether the remains of Mr. T. A'aughan Llewhelm vill be taken frr ::i America, where he has lived for several years. The family of Maesgwyn have suffered many sore afflictions during the past year, and we join in condolences with them in their present loss. FREER JURISDICTION. Dr. J. M. Owen, J.P., announced alter the occasional .:uurt held on Tuesday morn- ing at Fishguard that in future the JVneb would ha\e larger jurisdiction and would be able to deal with any summary cases that might be brought before them '.his applied only to the I petty divisional courts of Kemmes, held m the Market ilaiL There would be no restriction as to the amount of the fines that would be inflicted or t S to terms of imprisonment as previously. These restrictions were a hardship before, especially in cases where men were brought up on bastardy warrants, but in future the magistrates will be empowered to give tiie full term of imprisonment as m or- dinary petty sessions. Mr. AA*. J. Vanglian will be the magistrates' clerk m I L all these courts in future.
COODWICK. FUNERAL OF MRS. CANNING. The funeral of Mrs. Canning, wife of Mr. AY. J. Canning, a respected member of the clerical staff of the Harbour AA'orks Engineers' Office, took place on Friday afternoon last. The deceased, whose death, as previously reported, occurred on the previous Sunday evening in a very sudden manner, was buried-at Manorowen. As the cortege proceeded from Pen Cw to the grave side in the inclement weather that prevailed at the time, many experi- enced the extremity of the cold blasts, but the thick blanket of snow that lay on the ground seemed to whisper of the larger hope ahead, and if anything in the domains of nature could lend courage to the be- reaved and deeply afflicted husband to face life alone from that day forth it was the signs of purity reflected m the untrodden snow all around. In the house the Rev. J. D. Symons officiated, and the Rev. E. P_ Lincoln Ley, is, the vicar, officiated in the church. The service was a very impres- sive one, and the organ was played by Mr. Drew. The hymn selected was Jesus, son of Mary, hear." The first coach con- tained the chief mourners, including the husband, Mr. AV. J. Canning, Lady Owen and lr. H. Sansom. The wreaths were from the husband, from Lady Owen, Mr. Sansom, the gangers and outdoor staff on the works, and others. The bearers were the gangers on the works, and ethers of the outdoor staff. The coffin was made of walnut, with silver fitfmgs, the maker being Mr. Arthur Davies, and the plate was engraved by Mr. D. Hughes Griffiths. The inSclpt ion was as follows :—Mr.met Yiolet Canning, died Dec. :2:2u1. I'OG.
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