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IVAGARIES OF A YOUTHFUL CLOCK.
VAGARIES OF A YOUTHFUL CLOCK. AMCSIXG CASE FROM MONKTOX. At Pembroke Police Court on Monday (before the Mayor and other magistrates), Elizabeth Ann Hill, the licensee of the Salutation public- house, Monkton, was charged with keeping open her licensed premises during prohibited hours, on January 8th. Mr. R. D. Lowless appeared to defend, and pleaded not guilty. P.C. Coffey said that on Wednesday, January 8th, he was on duty at Monkton, near thb Salutation public-house, which he visited. His attention was directed to the place by observ- ing the frontdoor open at 11.15 p.m .He-went in, and in the bar saw the landlady sitting by the fire, and two men. These men lived in Long Mains. He asked the landlady why the- men wore in the house at that time. She replied, "I did not know it was eleven o'clock." There was a clock in tha rDom, and according to it the time was 11.13. Witness compared it with his watch, which registered the time at 11.15. and pointed it out to the landlady. She said again that she did not know it was eleven o'clock. From where the landlady sat she could easily have seen the clock. In front of one man witness saw a glass of beer and a bottle of stout, and in front of the other was a wine measure of stout. Both men drank the contents of the measures, and one (Thomas Owens) put the bottle of stout in his pocket. They then went out, and the landlady asked him if he could not let the matter pass this time, as the house was shut at 10.30 the previous evening. He told her that he should have to report. In reply to Mr. Lowless, witness said that the landlady told him she thought the clock was eight minutes fast. Witness had put his clock right when the Monkton clock struck 11.0 that evening. He saw nothing drawn in the place, and no payment was made in front of him. No attempt was made to hide the liquor. In reply to the magistrates witness said he believed the Monkton clock kept correct time. Mr. Lowless said that the case was not such as the Bench would convict for. The landlady had kept the house for the last two years and there had never been any complaint against her. The landlady had been in the habit of keeping her clock ten minutes fast, and she believed it was fast that night-and believed so still. The Monkton clock had no reputation yet. It had only been put up about a fortnight. He aeked the Bench to say that Mrs. Hill's clock was as good as the Monkton clock. He did not think the Bench would convict his client upon the evidence of such a youthful clock. Had it been the town clock it would have been different. Proceeding, Mr. Lowless said that there was no evidence that any drink was drawn or paid for after eleven o'clock, and the men who were there were perfectly sober. Mrs. Hill then went into the box, and on oath said that on January 8th William James and Thomas Owens were in her house, and after ten o'clock they were the only people who were in the bar. She had a clock in the bar, which she always kept ten minutes fast, being very particular as to her closing. When the constable came in she told him that she thought the clock was fast. She was sitrrng doing some crochet work ancr talking to the two men, who were waiting for eleven o'clock. The last time she had sold a drink was about 10.50 p.m. by her clock. She would not have served them after eleven o'clock if they had wished her to. She admitted that she asked the constable to look over the matter, because she was sorry if she had broken the la,r- In reply to Supt. Evans she said that she did not have any difficulty v-ith her customers. That was not the reason she kept the clock fast. She had just been talking about the clock when the constable came in. William James, a labourer, of Monkton, said that on the evening in question he went into the Salutation about 9.30 p.m. He had two or three small stouts. He had the last drink about 10.45 p.m. They sat in the place talking. Witness and the other man were both per- fectly sober. He knew that the clock in the bar was kept fast, because he had seen cus- tomers pull out their watches and say that it was fast. Mrs. Hill had just asked him what the time was when the constable came in. He thought he was all right. When he got out he heard the town clock strike. This witness was also cross-examined at some length by Supt. Evans, and said that he went out as the constable came in. In reply to Mr. Tombs he said that he heard the town clock strike eleven o'clock most dis- tinctly. He had gone about forty yards t\en. The constable was recalled, and said that he waited a few minutes outside the Salutation before going in. The Bench dismis~?d the case, and the Mayor said that Mrs. Hill had better keep her clock right in future. The constable was quite right in bringing the case forward. William James and Thomas Owen were then charged with being found on the licensed pre- mises of the Salutation Inn during prohibited hours, on the same date. Owen did not appear. The constable repeated his evidence, and James repeated his version of the affair.—The cases were dismissed.
PEMBROKE PETTY SESSIONS.!
PEMBROKE PETTY SESSIONS. Monday: Before the Mayor (-Air. F. S. Reed). Messrs. F. P. Tombs, S. W. Willing, J. Rowe, B. Powell, and H. Trevena. LICENSING BUSINESS. Mr. R. D. Gilbertson applied for the tem- porary transfer of the Steam Brewery, Pem- broke, from the widow of the. late Mr. Hedi ey Griffiths to Mr. Neville Griffiths, who was ow the managing partner of the firm. He "illed "Mr. William VVatkins. the foreman of the firm, but said that unfortunately Mr. eville Grif- fiths was not present. The Mayor said that at least one of the par- ties should have been present. Mr. Gilbertson said that the magistrates could use their discretion as to whether they con- sidered the presence of the parties necessary. After some discussion the Mayor said that the application would be adjourned until the following Wednesday morning for the attend- ance of Mr. Neville Griffiths, when the appli- cation would be granted. Mr. R. D. Lowless applied for the permanent transfer of the Waterman's Arms from Thomas Sidney Griffiths to William Wright George, to whom the license had been temporarily trans- ferred.-Grap.ted. INEBRIATED. John Charles pleaded guilty to a charge of being drunk and disorderly in Main Street on December 21st.-P.S. John proved the case and said that defendant staggered about the street and also used very bad language and refused to desist until he was threatened with being locked up. There were a number of females about at the time.—Fined 2s. 6d. and 6s. 6d. costs. John Cole pleaded guilty to a charge of drunkenness at Monkton on January 1st.—P.C. Owens proved the case, and a fine of la. and costs, 6s. 6d, was inflicted.
PEMBROKE TOWN COUNCIL.
PEMBROKE TOWN COUNCIL. A meeting of the Pembroke Town Council was held on Tuesday afternoon at the Corona- tion School, Pembroke Dock, when there were present the Mayor (Mr. F. S. Reed), Aldermen W. Jones, J. Hutuhings, W. Smith, W. M. Griffiths, W. Phillips, and Dan Davies, Messrs. A. McColl, J. Jones, J. Lawrence, 1. Ward Davies, Rees Phillips, T. Davies, W. Evans, W. Robinson, J. Morgan, F. A. Boby, C. Young, J. Grieve, A. F. Beddoe, F. P. Tombs, J. Lewis, B. Hancock, with the town clerk (Mr. R. D. Lowless), the medical officer (Dr. Howard D. Reynolds), the borough accountant (Mr. H. M. Rice), the borough surveyor (Mr. K. Mc- Alpine), and the inspector of nuisances (Mr. P. Morgan). INFECTIOUS DISEASE. The Medical Officer reported that in the Pembroke division two cases of scarlatina had been notified since the last meeting of the Council. The surveyor's and inspector's reports were read and adopted. A NEW ACT. The Town Clerk read a synopsis of the Pub- lic Health (Amendment) Act which came into force on January 1st, and pointed out that it would be advisable to adopt certain of the provisions. It was decided that copies of the Act should be supplied to each member of the Council, and that the Sanitary Committee of each ward should report on the matter. A LITTLE MISUNDERSTANDING. Some discussion took plare on one of the recommendations of the Pembroke Highways Committee, that Mr. Ford's permission be asked to take down a wall. Mr. Ward Davies pointed out that the wall had been built not on Mr. Ford's land but on Mr. Barker's land, and the latter had objected to the wall being there, and requested them to tear it away. Ht> moved that that recommendation be deleted from the report. Mr. Lewis said that the effect of building this wall had been to turn water into other people's cellars. The wall ought to come down at once. Mr. Beddoe said that it was a very small matter. The wall was only about six feet long, and had been built by the surveyor with the best of intentions. He thought that the best course would be to refer the matter back to the committee. Mr. Boby said that some other work besides the pulling down of the wall would be re- quired, unless they wished to create a danger. Eventually it was decided to eliminate the phrase dealing with Mr. Ford's consent being obtained. A DRAINAGE PROBLEM. A long discussion took place with reference to a drain from a house owned by Mr. Ford, which it was stated had not been connected with the main sewer. The Pembroke Sanitary Committee reported that they had instructed the surveyor to inspect the house, and if he found everything in order to pass the plans. This was taken exception to by Mr. Lewis and Mr. Tombs, and the latter became some- what heated, and had to be called to order by the Mayor. He contended that the inspector had reported that he could not pass the drain- age, and now the committee were snubbing him and trying to get the surveyor to pass it. Eventually the matter was put to the vote, and the minutes were adopted, none of the Pembroke Dock members voting.
NEYLAND. In advertising lies THE SECRET OF BUSINESS SUCCESS, but not in advertising lies. GENT'S SUITS. OVERCOATS, FANCY VESTS, BREECHES, &c., made to order to special measurements. Every Garment cut, made by men Xperienced. The Style, the Fit, the Finish Xquisite. The price, to suit all comers, not Xpensive. All who have tried us are pleased Xceedingly. Tke wear, appearance and durability Xtra good. The range of patterns and colours is Xtensive. Over 1,000 patterns to select from, all up-to- date. Fancy Tweed Suits-25s. Od., 27s. 6d., 30s. Od., 32s. 6d., 35s. Od., 40s. Od., 45s. Od. Blue or Black Serges-30s. Od., 35s. Od., 40s. Od., 45s. Od., 50s. Od., 55s. Od. Overcoats—25s. Od., 27s. 6d., 30s. Od., 35s. Od, 40s. Od., 45s. Od. J. D. HERBERT, COMPTON HOUSE, NEYLAND. Obituary.—Mr. John Beed, an old and re- spected inhabitant of Neyland, died at his residence in Cambrian Road on January 8th at the age of 75, and was interred at the ceme- tery on Saturday last.—On Sunday the funeral took place of Mrs. Hughes, wife of Mr. John Hughes, painter, of High Street. Deceased was 57 years of age. Socials.—During the past week two socials have been held in the Congregational School- room, and each have proved very successful. On Wednesday of last week the social was arranged by Mr. J. W. Crocker and the choir. On Monday evening the senior Sunday school scholars were invited to a social by the Rev. W. Powell and Miss Powell, and there was a large attendance. Various parlour games were indulged in, and there was also a short musi- cal programme. Mr. J. Evans gave some man- doline solos, and readings were contributed by Mr. Crocker and Mr. Gwilliam, whilst a sketch was performed by Miss Garrett, Miss Nellie Thomas, and Master Albert Evans. Christmas Tree.—On Wednesday last a Christ- mas tree and sale of work was held in the Bethesda Schoolroom in aid of the Church funds. The stallholders were as follows:— Refreshment stall—Mrs. M. Thomas, Mrs. Giles, Mrs. Morris, Mrs. Brown, Mrs. B. C. Evans, and Mrs. Wreford. Sweet stall-Miss Lily Davies, Mise Laura Morris, Miss Edith Thomas, and Miss J. Davies. Christmas tree-Mrs. Ber- mingham, Miss L. Lloyd, Miss E. Thomas, Miss John. Useful article stall—Mrs. Mabe, Mrs. Davies, Mrs. Sheldon. During the after- noon and evening there was an excellent at- tendance, and at intervals musical selections were given. Church Social.—On Wednesday evening a pleasant social was held at the National School. There was a good attendance. The following programme had been arranged :-Pianoforte solo, Miss Rumsey; solo, Mr. Jenkins; solo and chorus. Miss Aveston; banjo solo, Mr. S. Frise; tenor solo, Mr. J. Thomas; concertina solo, Mr. E. Thomas; song. Miss Aveston; solo. Mr. Jenkins; comic song, Mr. W. Mayor; piano- forte duet, Miss G. Griffiths and Mrs. A. Rees; solo, Mr. J. Thomas; concertina solo, Mr. E. Thomas; solo, Miss G. Hall; character duet, Miss F. Herbert and A. Rees; banjo solo, Mr. S. Frise; humorous recitation, Mr. C. Jones; comic song, Mr. W. Phillips; solo, Mr. T. Rowland, jun.; comic song, Mr. W. Mayor; humorous quartette, Miss L. Powell, F. Her- bert, Messrs. S. Rowland and A. Rees. The accompanists were Mrs. A. E. Rees and Miss G. Griffiths.
TENBY. "Sunny Tenby."—Mr. Truscott informed the Town Council on Monday that the report of the Meteorological Office for the week ending Jan. 4th, showed that Tenby had the best record for bright sunshine of any place in the United Kingdom, including the Channel Islands. The bright sunshine recorded was 27.5 hours. Car- diff came second with 25.7 hours, and other places were under 20 hours. The Mayor.—The Mayor of Tenby (Mr. F. W. Gregory) i:; temporarily returning to his old profession of the stage, and left Tenby last week to take up an engagement. Mr. Gregory will be away from the town for several months. During his absence he will be represented in official matters by the Deputy-Mayor, Alderman Leach, J.P. TENBY HUNT WEEK. The annual hunt breakfast which Mr. Wyn- ford Phiiipps, M.P., and Mrs. Philipps have given for some years during the Tenby Hunt week, took place at Lydstep House on Tuesday morning. A large concourse assembled, the party including Mrs. Wynford Philipps and the guests at Lydstep, Col. Ivor Philipps, M.P., and Mrs. Ivor Philipps, and many others. Breakfast was laid in the library, and speeches were made by Mr. Seymour Allen, M.F.H., and Mr. Colwyn Philipps. The first amateur dramatic performance took place in the Royal Gate House Assembly Rooms, and, as usual on these occasions, was attended by a very large audience. More than ordinary interest centred on the production of the musical comedy, "Lady Selina of K," from the local connection of the authoress, Miss Mabel Leeds (sister of Mr. Montagu Leeds, Tenby), and the scene of the comedy being Carmarthen Bay. The comedy is well con- ceived, full of bright and sparkling dialogue, and the music crisp. It was well staged and enthusiastically received, and when the cur- tain fell the authoress was called before the curtain and thanked. The principal parts were admirably pourtrayed, especially by Mrs. Ha- milton, Mrs. Sparrow, Miss Nora Hutchinson, lrs. Muncaster, and Mrs. Thomas. Miss Tina Bancroft danced charmingly. Altogether the production was a credit to all concerned. The Races are announced for Tuesday and Wednesday next, weather permitting. Excur- sion trains will be run from all parts. I
THE IMPROVEMENT OF BUSH HILL.…
THE IMPROVEMENT OF BUSH HILL. j Stormy Council Meeting at Pembroke I Lock. THE SCHEME TO BE PROCEEDED WITH. There was an usually large muster of mem- bers of tne Pembroke Town Council, at the meeting at Pembroke Dock on Tuesday, and as the various aldermen and councillors turned up, with the light of battle in their eyes, even the most casual onlooker would have predicted that the meeting was going to be breezy. It wa3 more than that; it was decidedly stormy, and at times threatened to develop into the sort of debate for which the Council at Aberyst- wyth is so nod. All went fairly smoothly until the report of the Pater Highway Committee came up. They recommended that nothing be done with re- gard to Bush liiil until a public meeting of ratepayers had been held. Then up jumped Alderman Hutchings, and fun commenced, and to use a common phrsae, for the next three hours "things fairly hum- med." The alderman's first point was that the committee were not in order in making such a recommendation. Some time ago, said he, the Pater Committee suggested that certain work should be carried out on the road leading from Pembroke Dock to Pembroke. They de- cided to do the work upon certain teriu3, which were well known to all present. Then the matter came before the whole Council, and the latter decided to adopt the scheme for the improvement of Bush Hill. If the Council now adopted recommendations of the committee they would upset the whole thing that they had taken so much trouble to do. The matter had been taken out of the hands of the com- mittee, and had become a Borough question. The road in question was a main road belong- ing as much to Pembroke as to Pembroke Dock. Aid. Smith rose and asked whether Aid. Hutchings' remarks were in order. Did Aid. Hutchings intend to move any resolution? Aid. Hutchings 3aid that he should move an amendment to the report of committee. The fact of the matter was that they had agreed— Aid. Smith bad agreed and Mr. Lawrence had agreed, and every member of the Pater Com- mittee had agreed—that this would be a very great improvement and would benefit the people of both towns. But there appeared to have been some mistrust in the minds of some of the members of the Pater Ward, that they had done all they could to try and prevent the work being done. That was his impression, and he said so fearlessly. Aid. Jones: Its only your opinion after all. Aid. Hutchings: My opinion is one. You have the right to use your own opinion as well. Mr. Jones: And I do. Aid. Hutchings: I must appeal for order. The Mayor (addressing Aid. Jones) said that he could not notice any member who did not stand up to speak. Aid. Hutchings, proceeding, said that some new members came on the committee, and since they came had tried to upset what had done before. Mr. Evans (interrupting): That is personal. (Cries of "order, order.") Aid. Smith: What is the amendment? I should like to hear this amendment now, and then we should know where we were. Mr. Ward Davies: Is that in order? Aid. Smith: I don't care if Aid. Hutchings speaks for the night. Mr. Ward Davies: Is that in order? Aid. Dan Davies and several members here all rose, and each accused the other of being out of order. Eventually the Mayor said that he held Aid. Hutchings was in order in lead- ing up to his amendment. Aid. Hutchings again resumed, and said that he was entitled to give his reasons for moving an amendment. The recommendation of the committee was really a rescinding resolution in disguise. He knew that at the time it was passed. If they had openly moved a resolu- tion to rescind he would not have had any- thing to say against them. But would the Council agree that a question on which they had spent so much time and trouble should be quietly buried? If any of the members wanted the resolution rescinded let them move it in the proper manner. Where they had split was upon the question of price. He himself was ready to take the opinion of the Borough Sur- veyor, and those gentlemen on the Council who had had most experience in this kind of work. He considered that it was undignified of the Corporation to be too weak to spend Z100 without going to the ratepayers to as them if they could do. In the past they had spent £ 80,000 or £ 90,000 and they had never had a public meeting before. It was well known to them all that they got money from the County Council, and whether they did this work or not they would have to pay the county rate. He would move that the paragraph in the report to the effect that nothing be done without a public meeting had been called be deleted. Also that the Borough Surveyor be instructed to modify the plans to their origi- nal state, so that the work could be carried out for iE307, and that he be given permission to spend that amount on the scheme and more. Aid. Smith asked whether that resolution was in order. The Pater Committee had been ordered to carry out the scheme. The Mayor said that they were considering the minutes of the committee, and he could re- ceive any amendment in the ordinary way. Aid. Smith said that when he looked round he could see that the Pembroke members were there for the job that day ( a chorus of indig- nant "no, no's")- He took it that the matter had been referred to the Pater Committee with power to act (Oh, no.) Well, it was referred to the Pater Committee to consider. Ald. Griffiths: To carry out. Ald. Smith: That strengthens m ypoint. Aid. Griffiths: But you haven't done so. You have burked it I Aid. Smith: We have not shirked it, pardon me. The matter at this moment is under con- sideration. The Mayor read the minutes on the subject, and Aid. Smith, continuing, said that the mat- ter was sub-judice. They only wanted the meeting of ratepayers before they went fur- ther (ironical laughter and cries of "absurd.") The Mayor: This is the governing body. Aid. Smith retorted that some of the mem- bers before they were on the Council were very glad to call meetings of ratepayers. Was Aid. Hutchings' amendment in order ? The Mayor said that he had ruled that it was. Aid. Dan Davies said that they had a rate- payers' meeting on November 1st every year in each ward. The ratepayers put them there, and they truested them to do their duty. I Mr. Ward Davies seconded Aid. Hutchings' amendment. He said that he was greatly sur- prised at the action of a certain gentleman who had been elected to a very high position on another authority, and who he thought must have been conversant with the rules of pro- cedure. This question had been referred to the Pembroke Dock Committee for a certain purpose. The committee now wished to go behind that purpose. They had the matter sent back from them to further consider and report upon. What did they do? They actually wanted to depute their powers to a public meet- ing. He had had some experience of public meetings, and he put a value upon them on certain occasions. But when it was a quest- ion of spending public money, the rabble who opposed was often composed largely of boys without votgs. Aid. Jones: I hope you will withdraw that. Mr. Ward Davies said that he would not withdraw it. No meeting had yet been held. He had known meetings at which momentous questions were decided when the people were not cognisant of the question, and were not in a position to vote. He was surprised that they should try such a subterfuge to take away the power from the committee. No public meeting had any right or power in this matter whatso- ever. (Hear, hear.) This recommendation really was a rescinding of the minutes already on the book. Why had they not put down a notice of motion to that effect on the agenda. That would have been a manly, honourable action and not a resort to strategy. At the last meeting of the Council the greaWobjection to the scheme was the amount of money. They said that they were' in favour of the scheme all through, but the ratepayer could not spare the money, which they said would amount to something like Z600. His (the speaker's) posi- tion was that they should send the plans and specifications back to the surveyor, and let him modify them and reduce them to the scheme considered at their first meeting. The Pembroke Dock members were quite' agreeable to that. But when, at the committee meeting last week, the very reasonable proposal was made that they should send the plans back to the surveyor, with instructions to modify the scheme so that it would cost not more than £ 300, it was negatived by eight votes to three. They could read between the lines, and he deeply deplored the attitude taken by the Pembroke Dock members with regard to this question. They had heard of the public meet- ing which had been held. He believed some of the councillors went to a hole and corner meeting at the Market Hall. Who was tne gentleman who was in the employ of a sister authority Alderman Smith: That is not in order. Mr. Ward Davies, proceeding, said that this gentleman's salary was recently raised Here Alderman Smith excitedly jumped up and appealed to the Mayor. Mr. Ward Davies had no right to mention names, said he. Mr. Ward Davies, continuing, said he consid- ered it very bad taste on the part of a man in the employ of a sister authority to work up the ratepayers into a state of faction against those who employed him. (Interruptions.) Well, they could shout themselves hoarse- Alderman Jones: You are shouting yourself hoarse. Mr. Boby: Mr. Jones, when you make a speech we will listen to you. Alderman Dan Davies: It is a sore point. (Laughter.) The Mayor: I must call you to order, Mr. Jones. Mr. Ward Davies, proceeding, said that cer- tain gentlemen both outside and inside the Council had done all they could to defeat this Busn Hill scheme, which the Council had decided to carry out. Alderman Smith said that he would more the adoption of the committee's report. He might say that he had not attached the slight- est importance to anything that Mr. Ward Davies had said, because his whole statement had been vitiated by that word "rabble." He had never heard any gentlemen there ever before refer to the ratepayers of Pembroke Dock as rabble. Not only was it bad taste, but it was perfectly untrue. He had attended many ratepayers' meetings in Pembroke Dock, and had always found them attended by highly respectable, thoughtful men, who were per- fectly prepared to consider well the questions before them. To talk about the ratepayers of Pembroke Dock as a rabble was an utterly indecent thing for any member of the Council to do. He moved his resolution for several reasons. He had never been in favour of the scheme. He had said that if the woik euuic. be carried out so that the cost could be fairly divided between the various contracting I -riKS he was in favour of its being carried out. In 1 the present scheme before the Council he con- sidered that the apportionment of the cost was grossly unfair to the Pater Ward. The position they found themselves in was primarily due to the selfishness of the Pembroke members. Their offer did not in the slightest degree correspond with the amount of benefit they would receive if the work was carried out. Alderman Dan Davies: You had all you asked for. Alderman Smith said that a few moments ago Alderman Davies rose because he (the speaker) interrupted someone else. He re- peated that the offer to the Pembroke Ward did not correspond with the benefit they would receive, and he believed that some Pembroke people were beginning to realise this fact. He had spoken to a good many about it. He was talking to a large Pembroke ratepayer the other day, who expressed the opinion that the least the Pembroke Ward should have offered would have been £ 100. (Laughter.) Alderman Griffiths: We never made an offer at all. We were asked for E50 and we consented to give it. Mr. J. Jones said that he would like to know the name of the gentleman referred to. Alderman Smith: I hope Mr. Jones does not doubt my word, for I can name the gentleman if he wishes. When I made a charge of selfish- ness against the Pembroke members I did not mean that individually they were selfish. On the other hand, individually many of them were generous. There is my friend Mr. Lewis, who is always ready to give L10 or £50 to any scheme-or, rather, to offer it. (Great laughter.) Alderman Dan Davies said that he was sur- prised that a gentleman of Mr. Smith's ex- perience should make such a remark. Mr. Lewis: I always intend to carry out any offer I make. I think this is a bit personal. Alderman Smith: I believe it. Mr. Lewis indignantly retorted that for every £ 1 Mr. Smith would give to a charity he would give Z2; he had his cheque book with him and would write a cheque in five minutes. Alderman Dan Davies thought Mr. Smith ought to apologise. Alderman Jones: Some of us seem to be all afire. Alderman Smith: If Mr. Lewis takes it as a reflection upon his character- Mr. Lewis: I do. Alderman Smith: Then I withdraw it. If I had made statements I should not take the slightest exception to anyone referring to them. Mr. Lewis has on various occasions made gener- ous offers Alderman Dan Davies: Is this business? Alderman Smith: Mr. Dan Davies seems to be in a most indecent state of mind this after- noon. I thought you were in the chair, Mr. Mayor. The Mayor: Go on. Alderman Smith proceeded and said that how it came to be suggested that £ 50 was a fair share for the Pembroke Ward to pay was incomprehensible to him. Not long ago, when the clock tower in Pembroke was repaired, the Pater Ward paid three-tenths of the cost, al- though the matter was one entirely for the benefit of Pembroke. Now was an opportunity for the Pembroke members to reciprocate. Now he would come to Sir Thomas Meyrick. His impression was that Sir Thomas was a keen, shrewd business man. According to the pre- sent specifications the wall for which he was contributing £100 could not be built for less than R,150-not according to the tenders. It would be better for the Pater Ward to give Sir Thomas k50 and ask him to build the wall himself. Sir Thomas was having a splendid I approach made to his mansion, and the piece of land he was giving was practically valueless. Further discussion followed, the excuse for almost every speech being that it was "a personal explanation." A letter was read from the agent to the Bush Estate asking the reason for the delay in signing the agreement, and another from the Pembroke Dock Ratepayers' Association. Then the matter was put to the vote, and Alderman Hutchings' resolution was carried by 14 votes to eight. A further amendment by Mr. Smith, that nothing be done until a public meeting had been held, was ruled out of order, and then the meeting broke up.
CHURCHMEN AND PUBLIC LIFE.
CHURCHMEN AND PUBLIC LIFE. Ruridecanal Conferencs at Pembroke Dock. INTERESTING SPEECHES. As briefly announced in our last issue the r-ctri-decanal conference for the deanery of Oastlemartin was held in St. 'John's School- room, Pembroke Dock, on Wednesday evening, when the rural dean (the Rev. S. T. Phillips) presided over a fair attendance of clergy and lay representatives. THE RURAL DEAN'S ADDRESS. In his address the Rural Dean said that this conference was but a link in the long chain which sought to bind all members of the national Church in one great whole. For some years past there had been a growing desire to find a way of interesting the laity in the work of the Church—a desire which he, for one, was anxious to foster. But the question was a thorny one. In this, as in some other things, the position of the Church was to keep the mean between two extremes. In the Church of Rome the layman occupied a subordinate position. In what were now called the Free Churches-to use a term which he found ready to hand without committing himself to its accuracy-the layman was more or less su- preme. With the Church the layman was legally recognised in the office of church warden—ai^pfficc both ancient and honourable, but at best local and parochial. They wanted something more than that. The House of Laymen had met the want to some extent, but did not satisfy the need. Now they had, after years of deliberation and controversy, a house of representatives. The question that had troubled them most had been how should they elect the representatives. Should they be elected by the congregation or the parochial vestry? Should the electors be communicants or not? They had fallen back on the vestry but the lay representatives must sign a de- claration that they were communicants. The representatives were members of the ruri-de- canal conference. That conference elected re- presentatives to the diocesan conference and the latter in turn elected members of the house of representatives which met periodically in London. Thus the laymen in each parish had a voice in the councils of the church. UnAntrUB 1IN l.tl UTJAIN IMi. 1. Proceeding, he said that since the last ruri- decanal conference the rural deanery of Castle- martin had seen many changes. The Deanery, when fully manned, had nineteen incumbents, but in twelve months five incumbents had vacated their benefices. The Rev. F. R. A. Hamilton had left Stacpole for Claypole, near Newark-on-Trent. It was not generally known that Mr. Hamilton was one of those fortunate ones who were pupils of the late Dean Vaughan. The clergy in the Deanery were the better for that fact, as Mr. Hamilton often threw light upon obscure passages met with in their Greek Testament readings, and when fortified by a note of Dean Vaughan's his opin- ion was generally final. Advanced age had compelled the Rev. E. J. Wolfe to resign the rectory of Angle. Mr. Wolfe was one of the heroes of his younger days, and it was his privilege to be numbered among his friends since the days of long ago, when his energy as chaplain to seamen at Swansea won the ad- miration of all who knew him and his work. Chancellor Jones had resigned Warren and St. Twynnel to undertake diocesan work, streng- thened by the renewed health which his stay in the deanery brought him. The Rev. Charles Morgan had vacated the rectory of Rhoscrow- ther, to which he was inducted as long ago as 1887. Before that he was rector of Bosheston for fifteen years. His connection with the deanery was longer still; he once told the sneaker that he had worked with no fewer than eight rural deans. For many years he was secretary of their chapter. The parish of St. Davids had added yet another name to its rapidly growing roll of vicars, but as the re- tiring incumbent had merely removed to Stac- pole, and the new one formerly served as curate of Monkton, the balance of gain and loss to the deanery was not affected. In a very short time the vicar of Manorbier would return to England. Manorbier was a college living, and it had been held by a succession of men who had distinguished themselve's as scholars and thinkers, and the Rev. E. Kinloch Jones' energy had been linked with scholar- ship and high thinking. He took away with him ihe good wishes of a host of friends, for though he (the speaker) had spent his whole life in the diocese of St. Davids, he could not recall a single instance of an immigrant mak- ing so wide a circle of friends in so short a time, an Mr. Kinloch Jones had done. Ap- pointments had been made to all the bene- fices: the Rev. W. Garner was at work at Anglo, the Rev. G. P. Gabriel at Warren, the Rev. R. H. Sewell had accepted Rhoscrowther, and the Rev. Herbert Hiaver had accepted Manorbier. The Rural Dean then dealt with the question of THE ROYAL COMMISSION now sitting, which he said was (so far as they could judge) likely to sit for some time yet. What the ultimate result would be remained to be seen, but some very excellent results had already been gained. It was often assumed that this was the first inquiry of the kind into the position and work of the Church. In 1831 a Commission inquired into the established rovenues of England and Wales. In 1875, and again in 1892, Parliamentary returns were or- dered showed the amount raised by voluntary contributions for church building, restoration, and furniture. The present inquiry was of a wider nature, but, as far as it covered the same ground, it would provide material for comparison with the figures obtained on pre- vious occasions. They might have seen some of the results in the public Press; they had not been completed, but so far as they had gone they were not discouraging. Church people as a whole were modest folk. There were, of course, some blatant advertisers amongt hem, but they were few and far be- tween-so few that they became unduly con- spicuous. As a general rule they did not parade their work in public, and did not publish lists of converts. Some, indeed, carried their mo- desty so far that they had objected on prin- ciple to the compilation of statistics and the filling up of returns. To them the whole thing teemed very like the sin of David when he numbered the people, although the sin of David was not in the act but in the motive. This Royal Commission had brought home to tAem the fact that the case for the Church must be made clear to others. It was not enough that they were convinced that the Church was not the alien institution that some represented it to be-they had to convince others. The best way of doing this was to produce their proof in the form of figures which would stand close examination. This had been done. Parish after parish had fallen into line, and in every case the figures had been tested and checked in a way which some of them had been tempted to consider irksome. They had, however, seen the need of them, and there was NO REASON TO FEAR the closest investigation into their reliability. They had seen lately that there had been a serious reduction in figures affecting certain other religious bodies. Whether this reduction was due to the reaction naturally following the late revival, or to the lessons in arithmetic taught by the Church Commission, was not for him to say, but he should be very greatly surprised if any such reduction was revealed by the Church statistics. Proceeding, he dealt with the accounts sent in by the churchwar- dens in that, deanery, and said that he was very favourably impressed by the careful way in which the majority of the accounts were kept. He then dealt with the necessity for keeping a proper ledger in each parish, and accounts clearly showing Church expenses for lighting, heating, salaries, charities, etc., and also showing all money received. It was be- coming more and more evident that a frontal attack would be made on the Church in the very near future. Flank attacks by regulations were becoming common, and the frontal attack could not be long delayed if the pledges of Ministers of the Crown were to be redeemed. They could not complain of want of notice, and if they were caught napping the fault would be their own. The time did not seem to have come for large gatherings, but the time had come for the buckling on of armour for the conflict. Church people wanted to be wound up, more the pity; but all large bodies were slow to move. The consolation was that WHEN THEY DID MOVE they possessed a proportionately large amount of momentum, and were apt to carry things before them. Some of tJJ.;il know how true this proved to be of the Church in the past, and the knowledge convinced them that Church people would not quietly submit to be dis- inherited. If some of them saw last week, in their leading county newspaper, words of his which pointed to a different conclusion, they would have had yet another instance of the importance of small things. The omission of the little word "not" by the Linotype made all the difference. In conclusion, he expressed his great regret that it had not been possible for him to visit the parishes of the Deanery, but happily there had been no great need of such visits. THE CHURCHMAN AS A CITIZEN. The Rev. E. Kinloch Jones (Manorbier) then opened an interesting debate on "The Church- man as a Citizen," and deplored the present tendency of dissociating public matters from religion and settling them on a purely secular basis. He pointed out that Churchmen were, as a rule, not anxious to take their part in public affairs as Churchmen; and the repre- sentatives on public bodies, who were sup- posed to be Churchmen, were too often men who were not active Church wcniers. Church people said that these things were not their business, and felt that if they raised their voices about a matter they might get into some sort of difficulty. It was their duty to speak and talk on matters of public importance as much as possible, and use their influence for what they felt to be the right. As an example he dealt with the Temperance ques- tion and said that whatever party brought in a measure dealing with temperance, if they, after considering it, felt that it contained good clauses, they surely had' no right to keep their mouths shut. In the discussion which followed, the Rev. D. Akrill Jones, of Prendergast, said that they as Church people ought to make their voices heard on the tremendous, vital, burning ques- tions of the day, and see that they were not settled altogether on secular grounds. Dealing with the Churchmen on public bodies, he said that though they were outside butresses they were not often- inside pillars of the Church. Proceeding, he compared the Churchmen on the Pembrokeshire County Council with the Nonconformist members, and said that the latter almost without exception for years and years had been deeply interested and ac- tive members in their chapels. They came from their homes to these public deliberations inspired by the spiritual life of their chapels. There was the difference between the Non- conformist and the Church members, and this was what they wanted to remedy. He thought that the remedy would be to allow the laity ¡ a much larger share in the life of the Church, and that the Chairman had put his finger on the weak spot.
RECHABITE SOCIAL TEA AT WHITLAND.
RECHABITE SOCIAL TEA AT WHITLAND. The "social tea in connection with the Hope of Whitland Tent waS h- Id on Saturday even- ing, the 11th it the Tabernacle vestry, which had been tfisfefuFy decorated for the occasion. Grace having been said by the Rev. YV. Thomas, upwards a hundred members and friends partook uf tea, which was served by the members' wive, After tea a meeting was held, Bro. D. Thomas, C.R., being in the chair. In his opening address the Chairman remarked that lie was the oldest member of the Whitland Tent, being the only one left out of the original nine who instituted the Tent in 1887. He gave some reminiscences of the early days of the Tent, and the good done for tem- perance by past officers of the society. He then called upon the Rev. W. Thomas, who said it gave him great pleasure to be present, since he had always been desirous of being identified with every temperance movement. He had been an abstainer for over fifty years, ;md an hon. member of the Tent since its inception. He hoped to be spared to see it attain its majority next March. This "coming of age," he thought, ought to be signalised by more strenuous efforts in the cause of temper- ance generally and Rechabitism in particular. Further, he brought to the notice of the meet- ing the forthcoming county temperance conven- tion at Haverfordwest. Upon his suggestion Bros. G. Williams. S. Williams, and T. E. Williams were elected to represent the Whit- land Tent at that meeting. Then followed a song by Miss Alice Rees, which was artistically rendered and enthusiastically applauded by the audience. Mr. P. W. Watkins next ad- dressed the meeting. He said he was a lifelong abstainer, and attributed much of his success to that fact. He thought it was the duty of working men to become members of a provi- dent society. He paid a tribute to the Rev. W. Thomas's long and continued activity in the cause of temperance. Bro. John Williams then entertained the audience with one of his dramatic recitations. This splendid elocution- ist excelled all his previous efforts, and held his hearers spellbound. Bro. Vincent Thomas then contributed 'a song, which he sang in his usual style, and was heartily applauded. The next item was the recital of topical verses of his own composition by Mr. Levi Morris. The allusions to the Cavan Coch water supply were particularly happy. We hope to be able to publish these verses shortly. The next speaker was Mr. W. Scourfield. )1e dealt chiefly with the economic aspect of the temperance ques- tion. In view of the enormous expenditure on drink, he said, it would doubtless surprise many to learn that a square yard of land could be purchased with the money paid for a pint of beer. It was, nevertheless, an un- deniable fact. Mr. John James, who spoke very feelingly, said it gave him much pleasure to be able to associate with temperance men. He dwelt largely upon his past life and the manner in which he overcame the craving for strong drink. His speech created a deep im- pression upon all present. Bro. John Phillips, a visitor from Dyffryn Tent, next spoke, and urged all present who were not Rechabites to bacome, if not benefit, at least honorary mem- bers. He also spoke strongly of hte pernicious effects of cigarette smoking. Rev. Morgan Jones, E.A., dwelt upon the duty of the Church towards the temperance movement. He urged upon his hearers the necessity of a more ag- gressive policy among temperance societies. He thought the only solution of the present crisis would be a series of open-air meetings, so as to reach those who would not attend meetings. He would therefore propose that an open-air meeting should be held. This was seconded and carried. The date of the first meeting was fixed for January 25th. Mrs. T. Dacies next de- lighted the audience with one of her charming songs, which was rendered in her usual fin- ished style. Hardly ever has this popular singer been heard to greater advantage. Mr. W. Thomas spoke deploring the inac- tivity of temperance advocates, and emphasised the necessity of doing more towards temperance and sobriety. Mr. D. J. Morgan said he would have liked to be present as a member, but had been prevented on medical grounds. He asked those present to co-operate with him in tho- formation of an I.O.G.T. Lodge in order to extend throughout the district the principles of temperance. A committee was thereupon appointed for that purpose. Bro. D. T. Evans B.Sc., also spoke of the pleasure it afforded him at being present, although he was not a member of the Whitland Tent. He hoped, however, to become associated with them in the cause of temperance at Whitland. Bro. T. Davies, in thanking all for their attendance and support, said that many people consider tem- perance a bar to success in business. He, how- ever, had not found it so. The Rev. Morgan Jones and Bro. T. Davies gave quite a spirited rendering of a duet, which brought down the house. The singing of the Doxology brought to a close one of the most enjoyable meetings ever held in Whitland. <
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NOTES AND COMMENTS.
NOTES AND COMMENTS. Last week we had quite a revival in politics in Pembroke Dock. On the Monday a Tariff Reform speaker came down, and delivered a lecture, in which he made out a strong case on behalf of his party. On Thursday x member of the Free Trade Union came to the same hall, and extolled the virtue of Free Trade, in addition to cracking a few jokes excellent and otherwise. According to the first named speak- er die county will go to the dogs un.ss we have Tariff Reform; according to number two the same result will be attained if we change, so it i3 quite evident that we are in for a rough time under any circumstances. But stay, ac- cording to the Socialists there is one loophole. Ac each of the meetings in question, gentle- men belonging to the Pembroke Dock Branch of the I.L.P. arose and spoke their minds, with what to those on the platform, must have ap- peared painful candour. They believed neither in Free Trade nor in Tariff Reform, but they had a panacea for all ills in Socialism, and they c-halleneged the speaker in each case to debate the question with them. » ? The interruption on Monday evening proved the greatest surprise. On Thursday the people who saw a certain little group sitting together smiled and awaited for squalls. And certainly no one could complain that the gentleman who arose on that occasion minced matters. It must have been disconcerting to a gentleman who had been demolishing the theories of others all the evening to be 1 Lankly aktd, "Well, what do you propose to do to amelio- rate the condition of the twelve millions in this country said to be on the verge of starvation?" At each meeting it was curious that as soon as the interruptions occurred, the lecturer dis- covered that he had a great sympathy in many respects with the Socialists. It struck me ae quite nice and brotherly, and uobody k up the challenge in either case. Probably they didn't want to hurt one another's feelings. It would have been interesting if the challenge had been accepted by one party, and still more interesting if both had come liD to the sc.rat-h, and the debate arranged had been a three cornered one. Then we should perhaps have learned how the Socialists mean to apply their remedy, and perhaps that might have been criticised too. "4 Last week the Pater Committee talked a lot about Sunday slaughtering, and on sundry pre- vious occasions there have been discussions when the selling of Sunday papers has been condemned. I wonder whether the next thing we shall hear about will be the putting in force of that obsolete Act of Charles I anent Sunday Trading. It is to be hoped that the Council will show more common-sense than to make the attempt. In towns where the Act has been put up in force the prosecutions have increased year by year instead of diminishing; in fact, in many places the working of the Act has developed into the persecution of one or two shopkeepers, who have thus become mar- tyrs, and in consequence sold more goo I" i Sunday than they were ever likely t6 have done under other conditions. Let those who feel so strongly against Sunday trading take good care that they never purchase Anything that day.—not even rftilk, and let other oe< lIe do what they think right. At present there is very little Sunday trading at Pembroke Dock and Pembroke, probably not half a dozen small shops being open in the Borough, so even those who feel most strongly on the matter have very small cause for alarm. THE PILOT.
PEMBROKE DOCK. We are sorry to hear that Dr: R. H. Williams, of Pembroke Dock, is lying seriously ill at his residence in Commercial Row, Pembroke Dock. Police Change.-P.C. Evans, who has for .•■7, 3 vaars been stationed at Pembroke Dock, Dd.3 now been transferred to Haverfordwest, and P.C. Mills has been transferred from Ha- verfordwest to Pembroke Dock. Licensing.—At Pembroke Dock Sessions on Saturday, before Mr. S. B. Sketch and other at u- rvirrstrates, Mr. H. A. Jones Lloyd applied for the permanent transfer of the license of the Navy Inn from Jesse Chappel to James Denis Jones, the late manager of the Pembroke Dock Co-operative Society. The temporary transfer had previously been granted, and the magis- trates now granted this application also. Whist Tournament.—A whist tournament which has exerted considerable interest among the members, has just been brought to a con- clusion at the Pembroke Dock Conservative Club. Twenty couples entered, but unfortu- nately some did not play off every game. The best results were as follows :-J. Broch and F. Evans. 12 wins; W. E. Young and A. Heatherly, 11: W. Davies and P. F. Smith, 10; C. T. Davies, and J. Thomas, 10; W. Thomas and J. Humphreys, 9; J. Thornton and J. Trevena, 8; T. Luly and G. Jago, 8. Death of Mrs. Phillips.—We regret to an- nounce the death of Mrs. Zillah Phillips, relict of the late Mr. William Phillips, of Pennar, which occurred at her residence on Monday evening at the age of 74. Deceased was a native of Haverfordwest, but for about fifty year-, she h3.d resided in Pembroke Dock. She had been ailing for the past two years. At the meeting of the Pembroke Town Council on Tuesday, a vote of sympathy was passed with Alderman Phillips in his bereavement. The funeral takes place on Saturday next at 3.15 p.m. Billiard.An interesting billiard match was held in the Pembroke Dock Conservative Club on Wednesday evening between Mr. F. W. Tucker, and Barrack-sergt. Bargery. It was soon seen that Mr. Tucker was in fine form, and he compiled some fine breaks. The game was 500 up. and Mr. Tucker reached his point when his opponent had made 344. The billiard handicap at the Pembroke Dock Mechanic's Institute has just been concluded, and the re- sult is as f(Jllows :-1, J. T. Phillips; 2, F. W. Tucker; 3, E. G. Elford; 4, J. Dunn; 5, W. Murrell; 6, C. Griffiths; 7, W. G. Jones; 8, H. J. Adamson. The cue was won by Mr. Elford, as both Mr. Phillips and Mr. Tucker had pre- viously won cues in the handicaps held at the Institute.
PEMBROKE. Site for a Police Station.—We understand that a site for a new police-station at Pembroke has been acquired, opposite Hamilton Terrace. Funeral.-0n Thursday last the funeral took at Che-iir)r- of the late Mr. Geo. Matthias, whuse ueath occurred at Pembroke on the previous Friday. Deceased was 63 years of age, and had for many years been in business as a grocer in Pembroke. Liberal Social.—In connection \with the Pem- broke Liberal Association a very successful social was held last (Wednesday) evening at the Assembly Rooms, Pembroke. There was a large attendance, and the arrangements made by lr. Frank Gwyther were excellent. Guardians' Bye-election.—An elected Guardian for the parish of St. Mary's, Pembroke, has for- feited his seat through non-attendance, and on Monday the following candidates were no- minated to fill the vacancy:—Arthur George Owen Matthias, actuary. Main Street; William Thomas Xorris, clerk, Orielton Terrace; Richd. Ormond, auctioneer, Elm Tree House; Charles Stewart Richards, retired captain in his Ma- jesty's army, Elm Terrace. The election will take place on Thursday, January 23rd. Organ Recital.—The organ recital at the Weslevan Church, Pembroke, on Wednesday evening, by Mr. Brooks, of Southport, proved a very successful affair. Mr. Brooks, who is the editor of the "Lancashire Musical Review," proved himself a most skilful musician. Per- haps his most popular item was some varia- tions on the hymn tune "Rock of Ages," though the organ Vorspeil from "Lockengrin" and "Symphony in G Minor," were well rendered, as in fact were all his items. Mrs. W. R. E. Williams gave a couple of violin solos, and Mr. Morgan Morgan, of Neath, sang "Thora," "In Youth and Sympathy," and Madame Lal Price, a Pembroke favourite, sang "The Shep- herd's Cradle Song" and another song, whilst Miss Powell sang "The Christian's Hope." Miss Powell, Madame Price, and Mr. Morgan also joined in a trio, "Memory." At the close a hearty vote of thanks to the artistes was car- ried upon the proposition of the Rev. W. R. Charles.
MISS BARBARA DEANE MARRIED.
MISS BARBARA DEANE MARRIED. Many of our readers who have taken an interest in the career of Miss Katie Davies, of Pembroke Dock, the clever young artiste who (under the name of Miss Barbara Deane) has been making a name for herself on the musical comedy stage, will be interested to know that she has now entered upon the bonds of matri- mony. The gentleman who has now the hand of this clever actress is Mr. Basil Loder, a former lieutenant in the Guards and an in- dependent gentleman, connected with the fam- ily of which Major Eustace Loder (owner of "Pretty Polly") is the most well-known repre- sentative. The wedding was of a very private nature, and took place on Wednesday last at the regis- try office at Mount Street, Grosvenor Square, London. It was not divulged until Monday, and Miss Deane continued to appear nightly at the Aldwych Theatre in "The Gay Gordons." On Monday morning Miss Deane came down to Pembroke Dock to visit her parents, and the news leaked out. When interviewed by our Pembroke Dock representative, Miss Deane was naturally somewhat reticent in speaking of such a personal matter, but said that she had given up the stage and should not return to the Aldwych Theatre. On Wednesday morn- ing, accompanied by her sister, Miss Gladys Davies, she left for London, and we understand that she and Mr. Loder will shortly proceed on a three months' foreign tour. Miss Deane has been upon the stage for five years, and has appeared successfully in "The Cherry Girl," "The Catch of the Season," "Blue- bell," "The Beauty of Bath," and "The Gay Gordans." She is gifted with a remarkably clear and sweet soprano voice, and last summer scored a great success when she sang at a concert at the Market Hall, Pembroke Dock.