HAVERFORDWEST. The Peiubrokeshire point-to-point races are to be held on April 2nd. The Carol Singers collected on behalf of the Children's Home and Orphanage the sum of .£12 Os. 6d., which amount has been acknow- ledged by the Principal of the Homes. Pembrokeshire and Haverfordwest Infirmary. —The secretary begs to acknowledge, with thanks, the receipt of £9 9s. from the Great Western Railway loco. and carriage department staff, Neyland. SealyhamWerrier Club.—The adjourned meet- ing of the above club will be held at the Mariners Hotel, on Saturday, at two o'clock. All interested in the breeding of Sealyham terriers are cordially invited to attend. Inqu" t.—On Thursday Mr. Herbert Price held inquest at St. Martin's Hall, on the body Thomas Nestor Phillips, aged five month-, the child of Susan Maud Phillips, a single woman living at Castle Back. The child died on Wednesday morning. The mother said It had always been weakly. Dr. Lloyd, how- ever, said he had attended the child and gave the mother direction as to its feeding, which had not been carried out. A verdict was found to the effect that death had been accelerated by improper feeding. Pembrokeshire and Haverfordwest Infirmary. -Te committee gratefully acknowledge the receipt of the distributive shares of the Port- field rents of the following Freemen of Haver- ford west :-Earl Cawdor, Lord Kensington, Sir Owen H. P. Scourfield, Bart, Colonel the Hon. C. E. Edwards, Colonel Frank Edwards, Mr. H. G. Alien, K.C., Mr. George Turner Phillips, Mr. H. Richard Phillips, Mr. J. F. Lort Phil- lips, Mr. E. Lort Phillips, Mr. Gilbert D. Harries, Capt. John Arthur Higgon, Mr. Victor J. Higgon, Mr. W. T. Summers, Mr. Peregrine Lort Phillips. Tea and Entertainment at St. Thomas.—A tea and entertainment given by Mr. Stokes, of Haroldston, was held yesterday (Thursday) afternoon in the St. Thomas Schoolroom, when in spite of other functions on in the town there were a large number present. After the tea, which was presided at by the usual lady helpers, Archdeacon Hilbers took the chair at a short but enjoyable entertainment, the ar- rangements for which had been made by the Rev. T. A. Harries. Items were contributed by Miss Jennie Baillieux, Miss Annie Phelps, and Mr. Villiers Barber. Prendergast Workmen's Club.—The annual general meeting of the members of this club was held last week, the president, Rev. D. Akrill Jones, in the chair. Mr. Marlay Samson 'l,'as also present, and about 35 members. The l-.on. secretary, Mr. J. Alfred Evans read the abstract of accounts for the year, which showed a balance in hand of P,4 6s. 9d. This was considered very satisfactory. Officers for. the ensuing year were elected by ballot, when sevon were elected, the chairman (as president of the club) nominating another seven on the committee. Votes of thanks to the chairman. to Mr. Samson, and to the hon. secretary ter- minated the proceedings. Daath.—The death occurred carly on Sunday morning of Mrs. J ame, wife of Mr Owen James, St. Thomas Green, Haverfordwest. De- ceased had been ailing for a week, but was up on Saturday. About three o'clock on Sunday morning, however, she suddenly grew worse, and Dr. Mills was sent for; but in spite of medical treatment she passed away in an hour, the cause of death being attributed to an internal disease combined with a weak heart. Deceased leaves a husband and four children, all unmarried. It is of pathetic interest to recall that eleven months ago to the very day deceased's seventeen-year-old son died, and it is said that Mrs. James never recovered from the severe blow. Ebenezer Chapel.—A "social" was held in the Ebenezer Schoolroom on Wednesday evening for the purpose of settling the accounts of the bazaar, which was held some time ago. Tea Was provided in the Schoolroom, the tables being presided over by Mrs. Mendus and Mrs. Williams (Goat Street), assisted by a number of young ladies. After the tea a short entertainment was given, items being contri- buted by Mrs. Evans (Cartlett), Miss Annie James, Mr. Fred Williams, and Mr. Phelps. In the course of the proceedings Mr. T. C. Rees read the accounts of the bazaar, which showed the total sum realised to be £98 15s. 6d. It was decided to hold a "social" in the early part of March, when a feature of the proceedings will be a bonfire containing the lot(-of-hand-sig- nifying that the debt on the chapel has been cleared off. The partial failure of the gas supply was the general topic of conversation on Wednes- day evening; indeed, for some weeks, even months past the supply has been extremely weak. Being extensive gas consumers, the "County Guardian" Office has been one of the greatest sufferers. The supply to the linotype Cornposing machine is sometimes insufficient to heat the metal, the long-suffering linotype °Perator having to adopt many devices of his ij. order to produce the type for this | itiou. Enquiries at the gasworks reveal the act that the present supply of coal is not of 7 Quality from which the best gas is ob- ained, and that the pressure had to be reduced °n ^ednes(jay eke out the supply. Besides being deficient in quantity, the Haverfordwest gas is of a quajity that gives off carbonic acid fumes, ttle latter being highly poisonous. Several times lately the exhaust arrangement at the gasworks has not been in working order. In other walks of life the principle of "no work, no pay" very largely obtains; but not so with the Gas Committee: their meter inspector and collector continue to perambulate with note-book and pencil. Baptist Foreign Missions.—On Sunday and Monday last the annual meetings in connection with these missions were held in the Bethesda and Hill Park chapels, when the deputation was the Rev. J. Vaughan, of Orisa, India. On Sunday special services were held in the morn- ing at Bethesda and in the evening at Hill Park, when there were fairly large congrega- tions. In the afternoon a special service was held in the Hill PaTk Schoolroom for children, the preacher on each ocasion being the Rev. R. J. Vaughan. On Monday evening, at the Bethesda Chapel, a public meeting was held presided over by Mr. Isaiah Reynolds, J.P., when there were also in the pulpit Revs. R. J. Vaughan, Owen D. Campbell, Owen Jacobs, W. Mendus, E. Nicholson Jones, and Mr. Sid- ney J. Rees. The Chairman in his address said that the Pembrokeshire Baptists' had this year sent away L450 for the Bupport of their foreign missions, and for this their thanks were prin- cipally due to the local secretaries, Mr. Sidney Rees and Mr. James Rowlands. Mr. Sidney Rees then spok3 on the necessity for missionary work, after which Rev. R. J. Vaughan gave an interesting account of his work in India.
TALBENHY, A death under rather painful and tragic cir- cumstances occurred on Tuesday last. Mrs. Oliver, wife of Mr. George Oliver, went to bed on Monday night, apparently in her usual' health, but early on Tuesday morning she was found to be in an unconscious state, and soon afterwards she died. The death is all the more painful because on Monday afternoon the death of Mr. Clifford Oliver, step-son of the deceased Mrs. Oliver, occurred. Mr. Oliver had been ailing for some time, and had lived for the past few years at Avonmouth. He was only 32, and leaves a widow and three children. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the sor- rowing families.
HAVERFORDWEST BOARD OF GUARDIANS. A meeting of this Board was held on vYec1- nesday at the Workhouse, Haverfordwest, Mr. S. W. Dawkins presiding. MEDICAL OFFICER, ST. DAVIDS. Dr. Wilfrid Williams wiote applying for an increase of £50 a year as medical officer for St. Davids district. He thought the applica- tion was reasonable, because the work of the Poor Law Act was of a more exacting nature, and the general expenses of a medical practice are greater than they were when the \\¡.i.b fixed at £71 per annum. The cost of medicines supplied to paupers in many cases amounted to five or six times the average per head of the sal'ry allowed the medical officer; there were 16 parishes, and it was necessary to keep an assistant. The appointment of another medical officer as vaccination and sanitary offi- cer had so reduced his emoluments that at present the work was being done at a pe- cuniary loss. In common fairness, under the present conditions under which the work was being done the salary paid was quite inade- quate remuneration. Mr. Lewis (Hill Block) said he thought as pauperism was going down—they had been told as much as 30 per cent.—the work of the medical officer" would also be going down. Mr. J. S. Roberts moved, and the Rev. D. Ak:i1] Jones seconded, that the matter be re- ferred to the House Committee. This was agreed to. LATE COLLECTOR FOR HAVERFORDWEST. The Clerk reported that he had paid .the premium of £2 10s. for the guarantee of Mr. James D. Baker, late collector for Haverford- west. If he had not done this promptly the policy would have lrpsed, and then they could not have recovered from the insurance society. It was proposed, and agreed to, that the clerk be repaid the sum of £2 10s. Rev. H. Evans thought there was something more due to the clerk. They ought to offer him a cordial vote of thanks for his prompt action. Rev. D. Akrill Jones seconded, and the vote was carried. The Clerk thanked the members for their appreciation. He had only done his duty, and it was pleasant to know that he possessed the goodwill of the members. Mr. Lewis (Hill Block) raised the question of the prosecution of Mr. Baker as an example to their other officers; but it was pointed out that this was a matter wholly for the guarantee society, as they were the losers, and not the Guardians. NOTICE OF MOTION. Mr. J. Bowen gave notice that he would, at the next meeting, move a resolution to rescind a previous resolution adopting the children of the late Thomas Thomas. A HORROR OF THE WORKHOUSE. The case of relieving a woman and child in the parish of Prendergast was brought for- ward, on the doctor's recommendation that the woman should be admitted into the work- house. The doctor's report was that the woman is partiy disabled. Mr. Geo. Davies said the woman would not come into the House. She had a perfect horror of it. and declared she would die in a ditch rather than come into the Workhouse. Rev. D. Akrill Jones concurred, and said if they forced the woman into the House she might lose her reason. He knew it to be a case of utter destitution, and had given relief himself. Archdeacon Hilbers said he had known this poor woman all his life. She was a weak woman, and had been a dreadful core in the town. He had done the best he could for the poor young girl, and knew her mother very well. He wondered how anyone could dare to marry her, but she had been married twice. He was sure the kindest thing they could do would be to bring her into the House. She had been bringing up a child, but how the child had been left in her care so long he could not tell. He was sure she ought not to be allowed to be an out-pauper. As he had said, he had known her all his life, and he did not hesitate to say she ought not to be allowed to be out. There was some further discussion, and a motion was made to allow the woman 3s. per week out-relief. On a vote being taken it was resolved, by nine votes to five, to offer the Workhouse.
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SKELETON IN THE GORSE. Six years' old Mystery Repealed. On Wednesday Mr. Herbert Price, district coroner, held an inquest at the Sessions liousfc, Milford Haven, into the circumstances attend- ing the finding of a skeleton in the gorse, near Hubbcrston Fort, supposed to be that of a sergeant-instructor in the R.G.A., who mysteri- ously disappeared about six years ago. Mr." J Ll. 'LX. J 'vTt.li:J.11 uf the j--y. The following evidence was given. William John, butcher, Hakin, said he oc- cupied some land near Fort Hubberston. He was down there on Friday afternoon, the 17th, and saw a white object right down in the bottom of the furze, about two yards from the edge of the cliff. He went within two yards or so, and seeing it was a human skull he did not like the idea of handling it. lie reported at home what he nad seen, and on Sunday he and -3 LU Llll' 11(, j. i the remains of a man. His brother touched the object with a stick, and they saw from the stripes on the clothes that it was the body of a soldier; otherwi33 they did not disturb the lemains. It was an unfrequented spot where they found the remains. They were lying be- tween Fori Hubberston and Gorsewood House. P.S. Win. Evans saipt about 12.30 p.m. on Sunday he received information from the last witness, and t ccompanied by him and two constables they visited the spot. In a gorse cover about six feet high and very thicx, and about 40) \arJs from Hubberstcn Fort, th':l found the remains of a man lyim; on His face. The remains were covered with a soldier ■ uniform, that of a sergeant-instructor in the R.G.A. The remains appeared to have la n there for several years. The flesh had entirely gone. Underneath him was a field service cap, and open razor (produced). The bones appeared to be complete, except some of the finger bones. In the clothes were a silver watch and chain, maker "Samuel, Manchester," No. 125,752; also a half-sovereign, and two penny pieces. When removing the body again he found another shilling. On the cap was the number 81,508. The remains were removed to the mortuary. The Foreman asked did the number on the cap correspond to the regimental number, and the Coroner said they would find that out later. Thomas Wetherall, labourer, Venn Farm, Llanstadwell, said he was formerly a sergeant in the R.G.A., and was stationed at Fort Hub- berston at the same time as Stafford. On the 22nd of June, 1902, about 5.30 a.m., he saw Stafford come up through the gateway. He was dripping wet, and told witness he had fallen into the water. Witness suggested he should change, and lent him certain articles of clothing, including a field service cap. About 6 a.m. Stafford left witness. He seemed ra- tional enough. Witness had known him for two or three months. The regimental number on the cap was not witness' number, but lie had two caps which he bought at a regimental sale, and it was possible the cap was one of these, though witness could not recognise it. The badge was such as Sergt. Stafford would be wearing. Witness never saw him again. About 12.30 that day the non-commissioned officers missed Sergt. Stafford, and next day search parties were sent out, but without re- sult. William Gardiner, sergeant in the R.G.A., stationed at Fort Hubberston. said he was there in June, 1902, and knew Sergt.-Instructor John Stafford. He saw him on the 22nd of June about 9.30. He was then in the passage leading to the sergeants' mess. Stafford had an over- coat on him, and a field service cap. Witness did not see that he was wet, but Stafford told witness he had been out for a walk and fell in the sea. Witness had to go on to parade, and saw no more of him. In the course of con- versation Sergt. Stafford said he wanted to shave, and he borrowed a razor. He was queer in his manner, and had been drinking heavily for two or three days. He borrowed a razor from Gunner Bowen. Sergt.-Major George Kerrison, R.G.A., sta- tioned at Fort Hubberston, said he had charge of part of the records at the Fort. From these he found that John Stafford held the rank of sergeant-instructor in gunnery on the permanent staff of the R.G.A. He was a native of St. Margaret's parish, Leicester; born 5th February, 1873, and would be, therefore, 29; years of age at the time of his disappearance. In the regimental orders of July 21st, 1903, Stafford was gazetted as a deserter. Deputy-Chief Constable James reported the result of inquiries from the Leicester police, who were asked to communicate with John Stafford's mother and tell her there were no means of identification beyond the clothing and articles found in the clothing. The Chief Con- stable of Leicester had that morning sent to say that Stafford's mother had married again, but had given up a warranty of her son's watch, issued by Samuels, Manchester, 12,572, 24th December, 1901. The figures in the num- ber of the watch varied by one figure with the watch found upbn deceased. The Deputy-Chief Constable added that he had received a letter from the Llanelly police stating that an old soldier had called there to say he lent Stafford a razor numbered 307, and if the one found bore that number he claimed it. The rust and dirt upon the razor, however, made it impos- sible to decipher it. Dr. W. S. Griffith said he had examined the remains, which were those of a mature man; all the bones were there save a few small ones from the fingers. It was impossible to say what was the cause of death. The Coroner made a carel al summing up, and gave directions to the jury, who found that the remains were those of John Stafford, who was found dead.
ROOSE PETTY SESSIONS. Shire Hall, Saturday.—Before Messrs. W. Howell Walters (chairman), L. Samson, A. W. Massey, T. L. James, James Thomas (Harmes- ton), J. S. Roberts and S. W. Dawkins. STRAYS. Robert Bowen, Llangwm, was summoned for allowing two asses to stray on the high road on the 8th inst. Defendant was fined for a similar offence in 1905. P.C. Morgan proved the offence.—Fined 4s. inclusive. James Moore, a travelling tinker, was sum- moned on the information of P.C. James for allowing two horses to stray on the highway on the 14th inst.—Fined 10s. inclusive: David Edward, a gipsy was summoned for allowing two horses and a donkey to stray on the Pembroke Road. P.C. Morgan found the horses on the Monday, and searched for the owner, but he did not find him until four days later. The horses had strayed a considerable distance from the common, where defendant was staying. Fined 10s. inclusive. NO LIGHT. James John was summoned on the informa- tion of P.C. Llewellyn for driving a horse and cart without a light in the parish of Camrose on the ltLii inst. Defendant did not appear, and the officer said he asked him to plead guilty, and to say he had been unexpectedly delayed in Haverfordwest. He had been into town with some pigs, and he had difficulty in getting them weighed.— Fined 7s. 6d. inclusive. NO TRESPASS. Henry John, of the Hayguard, Haverfordwest, and Henry Drinning, of Haverfordwest, were summoned at the instance of Wm. Hendry, the Glen, for trespass in pursuit of game on land in the occupation of David Evans and David Watts on January 1st. Hendry's story was to the effect that he saw the defendants with dogs and a ferret bag on this land, but he did not see the ferrets used. He called John James Evans, who said he saw the two defendants at the time and place named. Drinning, however, was very emphatic that they were not hunting when the keeper saw them, but were making their way by a short cut to John Evans' land, where they had been given a days' ferreting. He admitted they were trespassing, but it was to save a mile or so. Henry Johns, the other defendant, told a similar story, and after hearing this the Chair- man said the Bench found there had been no trespass in pursuit of conies, and dismissed the case.
RUDBAXTON. Death through Improper Feeding.—On Tues- day Mr. Herbert Price, the county coroner, held an inquest at Hook, Rudbaxton, on the body of the seven-weeks-old child of Thomas and Mary Jane Roach. The child was put into its cot on Saturday evening, and on Sunday morn- ing was found dead by its mother. Dr. P. A. Lloyd attributed death to syncope through im- proper feeding. He said it was a poorly nour- ished child.
HAVERFORDWEST COUNTY COURT. Tuesday.-—Before His Honour Judge Bishop. CHIEF STEWARD'S DEBTS. Margaret Evans, Manorowen Mill, Goodwick, sought to enforce judgment upon Edward Mason, chief steward of the s.s. Great Southern for £7 4s. Mr. Howard Davies appeared for plaintiff, and said a certificate had been obtained from the company that defendant's wages were 24s. 6d. per week, and produced a letter from the defendant offering 3s. a month. An order was made for this sum. ADJOURNED. D. Mason and Sons, Limited, Birminhgam, had obtained judgment against Walter George, Fishguard, for £16 7s. 8d.. and Mr. W. J. Jones asked for an order for 10s. per month. Defendant wrote offering 2s. 6d. per month, and said the was too ill to appear. The case was adjourned for defendant to appear. A SOLVA CLAIM WHICH FAILED. Mary Swales, of New Street, Solva, sued Thomas James, contractor. Letterston, for R,4 9s. 3d., for money alleged to be due to her daughter aged 14 years, as wages, and for cer- tain goods in possession of defendant, which she alleged were her property. The particulars •>f cbiiru v, ere 12 weeks wages to her daughter at 2s. 6d. per week, 30s.; pier glass, 14s. 6d.; one picture frame, Is. 3d.; one dazen knives and forks, 7s. 6d.; four table spoons at Is. each, 4s.; half-dozen tea spoons value 2s.; total, L4 9s. 3d. Mr. W. J. Jones appeared for defendant. The plaintiff said the defendant was married to her sister, and on the latter's illness she al- lowed her daughter to go there as servant, the defendant saying he would see her all right. She was there for eight weeks, but was not paid anything. Her sister had certain goods from plaintiff, including a pier glass, and after her sister's death she asked the defendant to return them, but he refused. Cross-examined by Mr. Jones, the plaintiff said after her sister's death some of her clothes were given to another sister, but plaintiff did not have any. Her sister died in Oct., 1906, and in Oct., 1907. the plaintiff married again. She saw him at Mathry, and asked him to return the things which belonged to her, but he went into the house and took no notice. It was not true that the pier glass was given to defen- dant as a wedding present, nor was it true that these proceedings were taken out of vexation because the defendant had married again. His Honour (interrupting) said it was not necessary to proceed. He did not believe a word of the plaintiff's story so far. Sh- stated that she sent these goods to her sister, but she never said a word about them, nor put in a claim until after her sister's death. "You have not," added his Honour, "any claim at all; go away home, and say nothing more about it. Go home and don't come here with a story of this description again." Plaintiff was non-suited. PEMBROKE DOCK FISH MERCHANT'S CLAIM. Frederick George Simpson, fish merchant. Pembroke Dock, and Milford Haven, sued Willie Bennett, junior (a youth of 19). of Spring Gardens, Carmarthen, for £ 2 Is. for fish sup- plied to defendant's order. Plaintiff's daughter appeared, and produced the orders as booked against the defendant, ana said these were sent through the post to the defendant by her father from Milford Haven. Defendant, in reply to his Honour, said he was now 19 years of age, and was between 15 and 16 years of age when these transactions took place. He (defendant( traded on his own account, but lived with his mother, who now kept the Prince of Wales Inn. Carmarthen. He maintained that he had paid for all the fish he received, save the last lot, which he could not sell. Miss Simpson, replying to his Honour had to admit that she knew nothing of the transac- tion, beyond the entries on the book, which were in her father's handwriting. His Honour said he could not give a verdict unless lie had evidence that the defendant had fish which he did not pay for. Witness could not prove that, and plaintiff must ap- pear himself. He would adjourn the case if necessary, but the plaintiff would have to pay the costs of that day. The case was adjourned accordingly. A CLAIM FOR FOWLS. Florence Esther Edwards, of the Stag Inn, Bridge-street, Haverfordwest, sought to re- cover from Wm. John and Son., Quay Street, Haverfordwest, C3 15s., for the loss sustained by her by having 15 fowls of the brown Orping- ton breed killed by two dogs belonging to the defendant. Mr. R. T. P. Williams defended. Mrs. Edwards said on May 21st she had 7 fowls killed by dogs. On the following day she was called into the yard, and found six dead fowls in the cote, and two outside. There were two terriers in the cote, dragging the fowls about, and she tried to catch them but they got away. The next night a trap was set in- side the cote, and the two dogs were caught. They were subsequently claimed by the defen- dant firm. Cross-examined: She now described these fowls as brown Orpingtons. Mr. Campbell Jones wrote for her to claim P,2 12s. 6d.; but it was after that she found out their value. Mr. Williams, for the defence, said it must be proved the defendant knew the dogs were of a ferocious disposition. His Honour did not think there was any necessity to do that. Mr. Williams, however, maintained that it was. Plaintiff, replying to his Honour, said she did not know to whom the dogs belonged un- til they were claimed, about a week later. Mr. Williams quoted Addison on torts, and the Dogs Act, 1906, to the effect that the owner of a dog could not be held liable unless it could be shown that he was aware of the dog's previous mischievious propensity. Plaintiff said she had been informed that the defendant's dogs had killed other fowls. That statement came from defendant's servant. His Honour: You had better call her. Plaintiff said she was married now. Well, if she is married she is not killed. (Laughter). You should have called her. To Mr. Williams he said he should not stop the case, as he did not agree with anything he had said. Mr. Williams: It is a point of law I raised. His Honour at first said he should disregard it, but afterwards said he would take time to consider the point. Mr. Williams said the only evidence he would call wa sto show that the claim was exaggera- ted. He could not disprove that defendant's dogs killed the fowls. Wm. John, a member of the defendant firm, said that he could not dispute that whatever damage was done was done by his dogs, but he had no knowledge of their mischievious propensities. He had never heard of them doing damage, or killing anything beyond rats. Since this happened, however, he had destroyed one of the dogs, for subsequent faults, but the other one he kept, and it was free to roam the town. In reply to a question, the defendant said one of the dogs worried a fowl at Broad- way, and he had it drowned. As regards the price of the fowls, defendant said a farmer's wife told him last week that the price of lay- ing hens was Is. to Is. 3d. His Honour: Nonsense, you can't get laying hens for that. Mr. John: They have to do it. His Honour: But you can't get them for ls. or Is. 3d. Mr. John: But this woman is selling them at that price every week. His Honour: But not brown Orpingtons. Mr. Williams: We don't admit these were brown Orpingtons. His Honour: Then prove the other thing. John Mathias, Portfield, said he had been in the employ of Mr. J. H. Bishop for 4 years. The ordinary price far any kind of laying hens was from Is. to Is. 3d., and that was what Mr. Eishop gave. Plaintiff: Mr. Bishop is a wholesale man. His Honour said brown Orpingtons, early spring chickens, 5& months old, could not be bought at that price. Eggs for sitting were 2s. a dozen. The defendant, in reply to his Honour, said the dogs were mother and son. The young one was 12 or 14 months old. His Honour: And badly brought up. (Laugh- ter). Mr. Williams said the mother could not be had up for setting a bad example. (Laughter). He added that his client had no wish to evade the claim, but he thought it was exaggerated. His Honour took time to consider the point of law raised by Mr. Williams. After lunch, addressing the plaintiff, he said he was sorry to inform her that the law was against her claim. It was almost a pity when she caught the dogs that she did not detain them until the question of damages had been arranged; that appeared to be the only way she could obtain them. He was bound to non-suit her, and to say she could not rev-ncr. At the there was no coubt the delendant's dogs did kill her poultry, and the amount of their value was very nearly what she said, and not Is. or Is. 3d. per head. Mr. Williams said his client had paid Pl into court, and he would either allow that to her, and let her pay costs, or he would not ask for costs. His Honour: Can't you be a bit more gener- ous ? Mr. Williams said he could not promise any more until he had seen his client. ADJOURNED. Samuel H. Hughes, of Goodwick, coal mer- chant, sought to recover from Henry Williams, Fishguard, zEl 10s. 8d., for culm supplied. Mr. H. A. Jones Lloyd appeared for plaintiff, on behalf of Mr. A. B. Williams. Martha Williams, the wife of the defendant, appeared, and asked to give her evidence in Welsh. Mr. Jones Lloyd: What is your name? "Martha Williams," said the old lady prompt- ly, and then there was a laugh at the neat way the solicitor had shown the witness knew Eng- lish. Plaintiff gave evidence as to the culm having been supplied, and as the defendant alleged that it was never delivered the case was ad- journed for John Owen, who delivered the cumi, to be called as a witness. THE WHOLESALE GROCER AND THE BAKER. James Bowen Thomas, baker, St. Martin's Place, brought an action against Edgar Wm. Rees, wholesale grocer, High-street, Haverford- west. to recover P,50 damages in respect to the defendant's agent's alleged illegal entry of the plaintiff's premises, and the seizure and re- moval of a cart, boxes of soap, cases of candles. and a case of lump sugar. A jury were empan- nelled to hear the case, which was heard at the last court, but on that occasion the jury were divided. There was also a counter-claim brought by Mr. Rees against Mr. Thomas for £18, the value of the goods supplied, and on this his Honour gave judgment for Mr. Rees, costs to be dependent on the verdict of the principal claim. Mr. H. A. Jones Lloyd appeared for the plain- tiff, and Mr. W. J. Jones for the defendant. The case was heard before the following jury:—Joseph Gibby (foreman), Thomas Evans (Lower Spring Gardens). George P. Phillips (Dew Street), W .R. Morgan, Henry Jenkins (Dew Street), Wm. Harries (High Street), John' Davies (Tower Hill), and T. H. Davies (Palmer- ston). The plaintiff's case was that the seizure of the goods was entirely unauthorised but defendant maintained that his traveller, Mr. Elias, had met plaintiff when leaving the town for Swan- sea, and that Thomas told him to take goods in settlement of his account for £ 18. This Mr. Elias did, and was the cause of the action. James Bowen Thomas, the plaintiff, repeated the evidence he gave at a former hearing. Cross-examined: He had had dealings with ?lr. Rees since he commenced in business, and he had always been treated in a gentlemanly manner. He admitted that he and his wife had had some difficulties, and he had sought a separation on the ground of his wife being an habitual drunkard. During this time his shop was very often closed, but it was on his country trade he depended for a living. He denied" that he told Elias there were plenty of goods in the shop and he could go up and take it out of them. What he said was that his wife would settle the account. He never told Elias afterwards that he did not think he would have been so sharp on him. Emma Thomas, wife of the plaintiff, said Elias called on July 23rd, and said that her husband had gone away and he had better take the-goods. She told him not to do that as her husband would be back. If he thought her husband would not come back, she said she would pay him the money, but Elias said she was not to do that, as she would need the money, and added, "How foolish you are not to give me consent to take the goods," as he would return them as soon as he heard that her husband was back in the town. Cross-examined: She told Elias that her hus- band would be back in the morning. She did not consent to him taking the goods. She thought her husband slept upstairs the pre- vious night, but she was not sure. Bertha Summers spoke to having heard Mr. Elias ask Mrs. Thomas to consent to him tak- ing the goods to the value of the bill, but she declined. She said she would pay him as soon as she could get out. For the defence Mr. Jones called Mr. Rees, traveller, who said when he asked about his bill Thomas said there was plenty of stock in the shop and that he could take it out of that. Thomas ran on to catch his train, and witness went to the plaintiff's shop and told Mrs. Thomas that her husband had given him permission to take goods out of the shop. The next morning he went over to see Thomas in consequence of a letter Mr. Rees had received from the plaintiff. Witness said to Thomas, "You are a fine fellow to give me permission and then want the goods back." Thomas said that if Mr. Rees would send back the goods he would pay him the money. Thomas paid him ki on account, and promised to pay the remainder monthly. Cross-examined: When he met Thomas in the morning it did not occur to him at the time to get permission in writing to take the goods. He met plaintiff in the street, and Thomas was in a hurry to catch his train. John Davies, 9, North Street, spoke to having seen the plaintiff on the morning of July 23rd. Thomas then had a parcel in his hand and he looked as though he had been crying. Thomas said, "Good-bye, Jack, I am going up the line." Asked what was to become of those left behind, plaintiff replied that he "didn't care a d about them." Mary Drinning, of Church Street, was also called. She said she saw plaintiff on the morn- ing of July 23rd, and he had evidently been crying. The jury retired to considered their verdict. During the interval the foreman came and asked the Judge whether if the jury gave a verdict for the plaintiff, they could order each party to pay its own costs. The Judge said they could not. The jury had nothing to do with costs, which were a matter for the court. A verdict was found for the plaintiff for £2 damages. The jury had not answered the question as to whether the goods were illegally taken, and Mr. Jones said he must insist on an answer to that question. Meanwhile the Judge had left to catch his train, and the Registrar asked the jury what was their reply to that question. The Foreman: Some say one thing and some another. At the request of the Registrar, the jury again retired to consider this question, and after- wards answered it by saying that the goods were not taken with either Mr. or Mrs. Thomas' leave, and that the plaintiff was entitled to k2 damages. — •
MILFORD HAVEN. The first catch of mackerel for the season was landed on Tuesday, when the drifter "Vik- ing" arrived with 300. Obituary.-Xews reached Milford last week of the death of Mrs. Parsons, wife of the Rev. Frederick Parsons, late Wesleyan minister, in this town. The sad event took place at Moss. Wrexham, where Mr. Parsons is at present stationed. Thefieceased lady during her stay here was never in good health, and much sym- pathy is felt by his former congregation with Mr. Parsons in his sore bereavement. A children's entertainment was given last (Thursday) evening in the Masonic Hall, in connection with the Church Sunday schools. Two operettas, "Red Riding Hood" and "Cin- derella," were given. Messrs. Dalton and Lord kindly lent the scenery, and the costumes by Messrs. Walker and Co., London.
BROAD HAVEN. The first meeting of the Walton West Parish Council for 1908 was held at Broad Haven on January 9th. The business was the election of a councillor and of a chairman to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Rev. J. Phillips. First, however, a resolution was carried that an appreciation of the good work done on the Council by Mr. Phillips be entered on the minute book, and that a vote of sympathy be extended to the relatives. Mr. R. Rogers, who has been vice-chairman for many years, was elected to the chair. Mr. J. Owen, Millmoor, was elected as the new councillor. The mem- bers present were: Messrs. R. Rogers, D. Jenkins, J. Thomas, G. Williams, J. Davies, and J. H. Llewellin.
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HAVERFORDWEST TOWN IMPROVE. MENT COMMITTEE. A meeting of the Haverfordwest Town Im- provements Committee was held 011 Friday evening at the Council Chamber, Haverfordwest. The Rev. D. Akrill Jones presided, and there were present the Rev. Owen Jacobs, Messrs. C. Sydney Rees (hon. sec.), Geo. Davies (Pren- dergast), \V. G. Rowlands, Sydney R. Evans. Isaiah Reynolds, W. Bevan, J. L. Jenkins. F. Langford, J. M. Phillips, Martin Phillips, Hugh Saunders, A. Lewis, Wm. John, T. M. Phillips, J. Lloyd Jones. V. Thomas B. II. Munt, D. Edward Thomas, W. E. C. Lewis, J. Evans, J. Jones. Following the reading of the minutes the Chairman gave an account of what transpired at the town's meeting on the relief question, and said that to that committee had been rele- gated the duty of advertising the funds for the unemployed and relief of the deserving poor. Mr. Geo. Davies said that he had visited the Parade, and except that the seats were not provided, he-flouiid the will, in \ery good con- dition. He had never seen it so clean and well kept. Mr. Bevan said they ought to have some ex- planation from the gentleman who said he got ankle deep in mud. Rev. Owen Jacobs: Perhaps he got into some ditch. (Laughter). The gentleman is not here, or we might get him in a corner. Rev. Owen Jacobs: Or another ditch. (Laugh- i ter.) The Chairman said he had had 500 of the guide books sent to him, and they ought to decide on how they should be disposed of so as to produce the best results. The Chairman, in referring to the Illustrated Guide to the town, and in pointing out its usefulness, and the excellence of the photo- graphs, congratulated Mr. Crawshaw upon the able, accurate, and interesting way in which he had written the history of the Borough and district, and of all which would help to stimu- late a desire on the part of tourists o visit our ancient and interesting town. Various suggestions were made, amongst which was one by Mr. Bevan that if the committee would supply him with the towns they wished to reach he would put himself in communica- tion with the Surveyors in these towns, and get from them a list of hotels, restaurants, etc. Finally, a sub-committee consisting of the Chairman, Messrs. S. R. Evans, J. Lloyd Jones, Isaiah Reynolds, and Mr. W. Bevan, was ap- pointed to draw up a plan for placing the guides advantageously. The Chairman said the Committee had drawn up complete schemes for dealing with the Frolic, and the Scotchwell walk. Sir Charles Philipps had given his consent to The Frolic improvements; he would want some further information as to a piece of land' the Commit- tee desired to acquire, at a peppercorn rent, for Scolchwell Walk. In the course of the discussion it was stated that the two schemes would cost about iElOO. The two schemes were approved on the motion of Mr. Bevan, seconded by Mr. Saunders. The Chairman expressed the opinion that they ought to decide upon the whole of the improvements to be undertaken, so that they could go before Perrot's Trustees on the next occasion with a definite scheme. When they made their previous application for a grant they were informed that Perrot's Trustees would not consider anything less than the whole scheme. He might state that he had re- ceived a letter from Mr. G. H. Llewellin en- closing one guinea to the Improvements Fund, and suggesting that was an opportune time to proceed with the work, and the relief of the unemployed. Mr. Sidney Rees stated that the collection books handed in that evening brought up the total amount to the credit of the Committee up to Z50 8s. 5d. Mr. Isaiah Reynolds inquired from the chair- man the terms of the reply received from Perrot's Trustees. The Chairman said it was most favourable. The Trustees were kindly disposed towards them, and he thought the Town Improvements Committee might expect a fairly substantial sum. Mr. Wm. Thomas: £ 100 ? Mr. Isaiah Reynolds said he should certainly move that Mr. Wm. Thomas be one of the deputation to wait upon Perrot's Trustees. (Laughter.) Mr. J. W. Phillips mentioned that Perrot's Trustees held their next meeting on Wednes- day, January 29th. Mr. William John expressed the opinion that they ought not to go to Perrot's until they had expended their present fund. Mr. Evans said in addition to Crowbill, Scotchwells. and the Froiic, which they were undertaking, there was a path from Belle Vue to the Racecourse which required repair. The Chairman said it would be a very great mistake to repair all paths for which public authorities were responsible. Mr. Evans moved that the attention of the Haverfordwest Town Council be drawn to the state of the footpath from Belle Vue to the Racecourse; and this was seconded by Mr. Phillips and carried. Mr. W. G. Rowlands moved, Mr. Hugh Saun- ders seconded, and it was decided that the Haverfordwest Rural District Council be writ- ten to requesting the repair of the pathway on the New Road. Mr. W. Bevan reported that five men had been working during the past week, and the wages bill amounted to £3 10s. lOd. for five days. He added that £7 16s. 3d. had been expended on the Froiic. The section from the railway bridge to the gasworks had been satis- factorily completed and The hedges trimmed. Various other footpaths were added to the list. The Chairman observed that they could not do anything towards the assistance of the Re- lief Fund until some money came to hand. Mr. Sidney Rees said they had P,8 subscribed to the Relief Fund, which he had paid in to a separate account at the bank. Mr. Wm. Thomas said from inquiries he had made during the last few days he did not think there were very many deserving unemployed in Haverfordwest. Mr. Isaiah Reynolds thought Mr. Thomas had inquired in the wrong direction. To his own personal knowledge, there would be about twenty unemployed men in Haverfordwest. The Chairman said so far as the relief of distress was concerned they would open a very wide field if they were not careful. There were so many poor people in Haverfordwest. For instance, in Prendergast at Christmas they made grants to about thirty families, none of whom, he thought, ought to come on that distress fund. The Rev. Owen Jacobs agreed with the chair- man. He could name thirty or forty families where an extra shilling or two a week would be regarded as a blessing. The Chairman said he did not think it would be sufficient to appeal for funds in the local newspapers, and they had already been round with collecting books. He suggested that an appeal should be drafted and sent round. Mr. Reynolds proposed that the chairman. Mr. Sidney J. Rees, and the Rev. Owen Jacobs form the committee to draft the appeal, and this was agreed to. The Chairman said they would only be able to consider the cases of those people who were passing through temporary distress. Mr. George Davies said he was afraid there were a great many families in Haverfordwest whose means were so limited that people did not know how they managed to live. The Chairman proposed that the fund should only apply to those "who were passing through special and temporary distress." This was seconded by Mr. Isaiah Reynolds and carried. It was decided that the clergy and ministers of all denominations, and the district paTish- ioners be invited to forward to the committee the names of those coming under the chair- man's resolution with full details of each case. The question of the employment of further labour on the walks was left to the sub-com- mittee 0
JBirtbs-Abarriages-IDeatbs. BIRTHS. JOHN.—January 20, at Gwaun House, Lower Fishguard, the wife of Mr. Thomas John, of a daughter. TAYLOR.—On Wednesday, Jan. 15th, at 16, Williamson Street, Orange Gardens, Pem- broke, the wife of W. H. Taylor, of a daughter. MARRIAGES. HUGHES—JONES.—Jan. 17th, at Lammas St. Congregational Chapel, Carmarthen (by the Rev. J. Gwilym Jones, Si. Helens, Lanes., assisted by the Rev. W. Parri Hughes, Dol- gelly). the Rev. Rowland Hughes. B.D.. Con- gregational minister, Tylorstown. Glam., to 4 Addie, daughter of the late Rev. Daniel Jones, Congregational minister, Ford, Pembroke- shire. No cards. DEATHS. RICHARDS.—January 18th, at Harbour View, Solva, John, only son of Mr. Thos. Richards, aged 22 years. SHARP.—On the 14th inst.. at 74, Llangyfelach Road, Swansea, Jane, the beloved wife of John Sharp, late of Hon^yboro', Neyland. Deeply regretted.
F'I*E aGHERB FOR SUNDAY, .'t. Alary's-8 a.m., 11 a.m., and 6 p.m., Rev. J- H. vicar. St. ihomau.—11 a.m., and G p.m., Rev. Areh- Jeaeoa Hilbers. St. -Ldrtiji j—11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Rev. W. J. .-taYfJIL a.m., 11 a.m., and 6 p.m., Rev. Akrill Jones, rector. Uzmaston—11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Rev. John Phillips, rector. Cat]Kjlic—11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Rev. Father Wool trey. Wes] van—11 a.m., Mr. J. Havard; 6 p.m., Mr. J- Evans. Bet I-:1a (Baptist)—11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Rev. Williams, of London. Hi1, r.•!••• baptist)—10.30 a.m., Rev. J. Jen. kins. u.sio:. Alii- ty a.m. and 6 p.m.. He v. •.V.voi-i pastor. Special monthly sti'vk- in the evening. The rabernacle (C'oL, L-,regat ion a,)-li a.m. and 6 P-iii., Rev. E. Nicholson Jones, pastor. Ebe:.ezer (C M.)—10.30 and 6 p.m., Rev. W. -^lenda-j, pastor. Moravian—11 ani. and 6 p.m., Rev. S. L. Connor, pastor.
Rural District Council. Mr. S. W. Dawkins presided over a meeting of this committee which followed. HAVERFORDWEST IMPROVEMENTS. A letter was received from Mr. Sydney J. Rees, secretary to the Haverfordwest Town Improvements Committee, asking the Council to put into repair the footpath from Cambrian Place to the top of the New Road. Rev. D. Akrill Jones said the Town Im- provements Committee were undertaking very considerable work on the Frolic and that dis- trict, and it would be of great assistance if the Council would put this footpath into good order. It was a path which was very much frequented by the people of the town. Mr. Lewis (Hill Block) said he came along: the road that morning, and he considered the path was in a fair state of epair. He did not see why they should spend money upon making a walk for the townspeople. Rev. Akrill Jones said the path was within the jurisdiction of that Council. The Chairman suggested that they should refer the matter to the surveyor for a report. It was suggested that the matter should be referred to the South Highway Board, but Mr. J. B. Bowen said it would be done more quick- ly if the Surveyor brought up a report that day month. Mr. Joseph Watts asked would it cost much? The Chairman did not think it would. Mr.. Watts supported the obtaining of a. report from the Surveyor, and this was agreed to. FISHGUARD DRAINAGE MAP. The Clerk reported that Mr. Bancroft had returned the Fishguard drainage map, and he asked for the direction of the Council as to what should be done. It would be within the recollection of the Council that the Fishguard council had repeatedly asked for the map, as without it they were unable to trace the posi- tions of the sewers in the town. When that Council agreed to settle with Mr. Bancroft, it was agreed to make a claim upon the Fishguard Urban Council for re-payment. Mr. W. G. James could not see why they should retain the map there. It might take a couple of months to instinct and get counsel's opinion, and get the matter settled. Mean- while Fishguard people were in urgent need of the map. He proposed that it be handed over. Mr. J. S. Roberts seconded, and this was agreed to. FISHGUARD PORT SANITARY AUTHORITY. There was a further communication on the subject of making Fishguard a sanitary station, and the Council were asked whether they wished to have two stations or one at Fish- guard, for quarantine purposes. ° It was the opinion of the members that one station would suffice-on the Dinas side of the harbour—but that the matter might safely be left in the hands of the Board of Trade. WORKMEN AND RURAL DWELLINGS. There was an invitation from Swansea to a conference for making arrangements for hold- ing an exhibition in 1909 of model dwellings for the working classes. The opinion was expressed that the matter concerned urban rather than rural areas. Rev. H. Evans, however, was of opinion that an object lesson in the provision of cottages for the country would be a great benefit. He instanced a case, where by a little knowledge and for an extra £5 note or so, a squeezed up little den might have bean made into a com- fdrtable dwelling. Mr. J. Bowen said with the Small Holdings and Allotments Act coming into force they might want more cottages building in the county, and a deputation to the conference might be very useful. He proposed they send such a deputation There seemed, however, a doubt as to the power of paying the expenses of the deputation, and the matter was allowed to drop. TO OPPOSE. It was decided to join the Llanwnda Parish Council in opposing the G.W.R. new bill, in order to guard against the inclusion of any provisions which might be detrimental to the council.
MID-DEVON ELECTION. The result of the poll in Mid-Devon was de- clared on Saturday. It was a great surprise, the Conservative candidate, contrary to general expectation, winning a Liberal seat, and beat- ing his opponent by a mojority of 559. The poll figures are as follow:— Morrison-Bell (C.) 5,191 Buxton (E.) 4.632 Conservative majority 559 After the declaration of this sensational result a gang of young fellows at Newton Abbot set upon and attacked the well-known suffragists, Mrs. Pankhurst and Mrs. Martell. The unruly brigade made a rush at them with rotten eggs and rolled them in the mud.
STRANGE HAPPENING AT ICE I MARINERS' HOTEL. AN UNINVITED GUEST. There was a curious episode at the Mariners Hotel on Friday evening last at about closing time. A .strange man's hat led to a search disclosing signs of an unwelcome intruder, resulting in the discovery that someone or other had locked himself into one n+ the bed- rooms. The police were informed, and Inspec- tor Thomas arrived on the scene. Whoever was in the room he was deaf to all appeals to open the door, and the door was forced, ad- mitting the inspector, Mr. Howard Gwyther, the proprietor, and the chambermaid. They then found a strange man in the bad. :\ad apparently just awakened irom sleep. He bober. and when asked for an explanation said he could find no one about when he enitrea the house, and after waiting a while he went to bed. Inspector Thomas found him oth-r lodgings for that night. On Saturday the prisoner, who gave the name of William Bryan Crouch, was brought before Messrs. Howell Walter;, ii. J E. Price, and T. L. James at the Shire Hall, Haverfordwest., and charged with being on the premises for an unlawful purpose. Elderly, respectably clothed, and speaking like an edu- cated man, the prisoner pleaded not guily. Deputy-Chief Constable James said he wished for a remand until Monday week, the 27th, the next petty sessions for the town. to permit him to make inquiries about the pri- soner, who was a stranger. He would only offer evidence as to his being found on the premises of the Mariners' Hotel. Inspector Thomas gave evidence as to finding prisoner in the manner described. Prisoner asked if he might describe what led up to his being found where he was. He had been in the Haverfordwest Infirmary nine days with a broken rib, received on a trawler, of which vessel he was cook. He came out on Thursday, but too late to get a train to Milford Haven, where he had some money due to him. On Friday -.e rose at daybreak and made the best of his way to Milford Haven, and at rtight he was paid off, but he was to late for Lie 6,25 p.m. train. He waited for the 8.10 p.m. train, and then came on 10 Johnston. and changing there he got the 9,50 p.m. to Haverfordwest. When he came out of the station he could not find the place where he had been staying, and he was so thoroughly tired, so dead beat, that when he saw the hotel he did, as he had been in the habit of doing France, and walked in ex- pecting to see someone. He could see no one about on the first floor, and going up to the second floor he could find no one there either. He saw a door again, and he went in. He sat for some time, and then he took off his over- coat and boots, and he went to bed; but he had money upon him to pay for his accommo- dation. The next thing he knew there was a policeman, a little man, and a chambermaid around his bed. That he intended any crimi- nal action was belied by the whole of his past life. He had travelled all over the world. lived for 30 years in France, and had lived in India and Australia, and in doing that which he had done he had no idea that he was doing that which would bring him there. He could swear upon his honour, and by his faith in God that he had no idea of doing any wrong. He had never been before a magistrate before. The Chairman asked had the prisoner any money. Inspector Thomas said he found half a sover- eign upon him. Prisoner said he had just enough to tJ.t him to Swansea, where he could get a boat to Bris- tol, and from there to London. He added that he spoke four languages, and could write & good hand, and he was going back to France. He had been so long away from England tiat he could get no work to do, save this job of cook upon a trawler. The Deputy Chief Constable, replying to the Bench, said he did not say the man's state- ment was not true, but he had had no time to inquire. They had found he had just been dis- charged from the Infirmary. The Bench put questions to elicit whether the Mariners was open when the prisoner en- tered. FfLice Inspector Thomas said it was 11.45 p. m. when he was called there; and the Deputy Chief Constable said what gave the first clue was finding a man's cap on the Inr d Prisoner said he reached Haverforo > a- tion about 10 p.m. and it would take n:i:! a ut a quarter of an hour to reach the j a I' rs. The house was open and he walked in. bm he could not make any one hear. Asked if he had any objection f ) "e being remanded until Monday wet! priv -c said he wanted to be in Bristol, and he had only 10s. What was he to do? The Chairman: Oh, you'll be provided for? The Clerk: You will be in prison. Prisoner: Shall I be in prison until next Monday week? Deputy Chief Constable: Yes. Prisoner (lifting his hands to his head): Good gracious.
In all probability the Golden Rock, near Treffgarne Rocks, is to be "tackled" again shortly, and the part nearest the road, standing almost perpendicular alongside the railway, re- moved. The extremely hard granite nature of this rock almost defied the hardest drills in the borings of 1906. It is to be hoped that a large number of men will be employed and renew the good trade they brought several years ago, which has been much missed. Fortunately for the men now, the "street of huts" on the tunnel still remain. These splendidly con- structed huts were built by the company for the health and comfort of the men. Their spacious 20ft. square rooms (and over that in height), large opening windows, cooking ranges and heating stoves, pantries, kitchens, boilers, etc.; in fact, everything necessary for health, cleanliness, and comfort, to comply with the strictest sanitary laws. What a boon and a blessing would these temporary dwellings have been to Goodwick this winter, solving to a great extent the great housing problem. The marriage was celebrated on Tuesday afternoon, at the Parish Church, Erdington, of Baron Hugo Peter Hermann Ernest von Gdua- h -r. second son of Baron August von Gru-id- I ir, of Munich, Bavaria, with Miss Ida Mar- garet Hughes, younger daughter of the late Mr. Joseph Hughes. of Linwood Lodge. Gr.t- velley Hill, and Mrs. Harry J. Phelps, of Stonycroft, Handsworth Wood. The mar ge ceremony was performed by the Rev. John li. Davies, M.A., vicar of St. Mary's, Have \ord- west, an old friend of the bride's family. A reception was subsequently held at the Public Hall, Erdington. Upwards of 110 guests were in attendance, and "The Health of the Bride and Bridegroom," proposed by the Rev. J. H. Davies, was heartily drunk.
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