MATHRY. Messrs. R. Phillips and Co., The Shop, have been appointed agents for the sale of the "County Guardian," which will be on sale at their shop every Thursday.
FISHGUARD URBAN COUNCIL. Drainage Works Roadmen's Wages Question. The G.W.R. Co.'s New Bill. Fishguard as Mail Port. Mr. J. R. Richards, J.P. (chairman) presided at a meeting of the Urban Council at Fishguard National School on Monday evening. Also present: Messrs. J. C. Yorke, E. D. Jones, L. Evans, D. Rees, B. G. Llewhelin, W. Batsman, Capt. Titus Evans, D. Guion Thomas, William James, Cuthbert Thomas, T. Lewis, A. J. Hodges (cleik), and YV. J. Wilcox (surveyor). EXTRAORDINARY MEETING. A committee of th whole Council w-is h-il i yrov:o'is to the general meeting, to onjd. the new scheme of the G.W.R. Co. as affecting tlif interests if Lower Fishguajd and th-i generillv No repre-eatatives were d., mitred, but tlu l'ol\.wirp resolution was per mitred to be totbe P/es-s: "That m judgment of ti e <-nuncil of the trban distr' i f Fishe \avl: beit g the vernmg body of t.ie sai I liitiict within meaoing of the BL" (ugh Funds Act of 1872, it is expedient the district irr such council to oppose, in Ses-icn f Parliament, the Bill to er- puwr *h > Fi-liL'tiapJ and K l^slare Haro "0 to c MistrtK't hatbt.ur worl-s at Fi.shjuavd in -u'lstirntiori f JT ?erta'n authorised harbour wotk-f and railways in jtri lection therewith and for other purposes, and that the expense of opposing the said Bill shall be chargeable upon the district fu lld and lates of the dis- tiict." QUESTION OF GLAROIAN. Arising out of the minutes, which were read and confirmed, Mr. T. Lewis asked if anything had yet be m received respecting the appoint- ment of an additional poor law Guardian for the new urban area. The Clerk replied that he had seen the clerk to the Guardians, and the matter would be brought before the County Council in Feb ruary. He expected to receive a letter to that effect, but none had come to hand. Respecting the claim of Mr. Bancroft, en- gineer of sewerage, the Haverfordwest District Council had promised to forward particulars and maps. In regard to the kerb question in West Street the owner had not yet replied. VOTE OF CONDOLENCE. The Chairman referred in touching terms to the loss the Council had sustained since last they met, by the demise of Capt. Symmj'is, who was a fearless and outspoken, yet use! l member, one who never shirked duty an i lle interests and welfare of the town at large. He thought a vote of condolence from thac Courutii would be in accordance with its traditions Mr. B. G. Llewhelin endorsed all the Chair- man had said, and moved the vote. Mr. D. Rees seconded and it was carried, all the members rising. CORRESPONDENCE. The Chairman read a letter from Mr. Robert Howarth, proprietor of the Vergom printing works, West Street, applying for a share of the printing work and orders for stationery and other requisites for the Council. He had (he stated) equipped his works with a com- plete, up-to-date machinery plant, capable of turning out the highest class of work by the skilled hands employed. After discussion it was decided that the printing of the Council should be divided among the local printers, the applicant being one. This was moved by Mr. E. D. Jones, seconded by Mr. J. C. Yorke, and carried nem. con. Messrs. Spillers and Baker, of Cardiff, wrote agreeing to the conditions required by the Council respecting their new flour stores to be erected at Lower Fishguard. A letter was read from the Haverfordwest District Council stating that it had been re- solved to pay Mr. Bancroft's charges of £107 17s. 6d., being 2 per cent. on the estimated cost of carrying out sewage works at Fishguard some time ago. The District Council had since paid the money, which would be charged to Fishguard Urban Council. Mr. E D. Jones suggested that the letter stand over Tor a month. Mr. Yorke: They cannot claim without first sending plans. This was accordingly agreed to. The Clerk read a letter from Mr. E. Eaton Evans stating that the County Council Roads Committee were under no liability in respect to the scraping of the main road by the Fishguard Urban Council. Discussion en- sued, in which Mr Yorke opined that the County Council was liable for such work if it were done in the interests and preservation of the main road. Mr. E. D. Jones was not of the same opinion, but moved it be referred to the Highways Committee.—Mr. D. Rees seconded and it was carried. HIGHWAY RATE SUBSIDIES. Mr. T. Lewis considered that as the County Council had formulated a new scheme of sub- sidies on the rates, they should look into the matter in the interests of Fishguard. Mr. E. D. Jones proposed that the Highways Committee inquire into the proposals. Mr. Lewis seconded and it was carried. SURVEYOR'S REPORT. Mr. WTilcox, surveyor, read his report, which j stated that no infectious disease had been reported during the past month. He had interviewed Mr. J. J. Morris, owner, of Mr. Martin's (jeweller) shop in the Square, and that gentleman had promised to have the source of complaint removed as soon as pos- sible. Plans of new council schools and several new houses had been read. He had prepared plans and estimates of proposed sewer extension from Wrest Street to Windy Hall and the French Walk. The scheme included an area of 50 acres, taking land on each side of the Windy Hall road up to the Bigny, and on the lower side to the fields skirting the sea. He proposed carrying the sewer along the French Walk, and to have the outfall near to the low-water mark; but in the event of the Local Government Board declining its sanction he recommended taking the outfall to low- water mark at an extra cost of £140; with this the whole scheme he estimated to cost £1,010. He was much indebted to Mr. E. D. Jones for \aluable assistance in 'he matter. SANITARY COMMITTEE'S REPORT. The Chairman E. D. Jones) moved the adoption of the Sanitary Ccmmittee's report. If so doing he referred at length to the pro- posed additional sewerage for the west end of the town. The committee instructed the --ur- veyor to prepare plans jnd preliminary mate of the scheme. They had gone into the matter very carefully, and now suggested its approval. They wcula notice that the area v;as practically the whole of that which would naturally clr lin ÜÜ) the i cw sewr m rh.* Windy Hall Road. The se» er veuli be <• ir ried some 150 feet beyond th-i eou of 1he w^i'i-. and emptied nto the small cave beneath the cliff. The cave was not quite at low-water mark, but they thought that, taking into con- sideration the nature of the sewage no harm could possibly be done to the public health by emptying it at the spot named. The area covered all that was likely to be buih upon and be developed. Thtte was no provision made in Mr. Bancroft's report for this parti- cular area. Mr. Bancroft only proposed re- draining the old portion of the town—which in his (Mr. Jones) opinion, did not need re- draining,—at an estimated cost of some £5,000. Assuming the West end did develope to the extent of 500 houses—and it was scarcely likely to do so for some years to come—the area out- lined would accommodate from 800 to 1,000 houses, and house 2,500 inhabitants, those 50 acres would be ample. Explaining thfe sev- eral methods of sewage disposal, viz., con- structing a sewer to take storm water, ordinary rain water and sewage together or providing only for sewage and ordinary rainfall, he went on to state that the size of the sewer pro- posed would meet the requirements of all three together. If, in the course of time the place increased, an additional pipe might be laid to take the storm water. The cost of the proposed sewer would be from £300 to £900, and this they asked to be approved, and in- struct the Surveyor to prepare plans and speci- fications in order to have the work carried out. When these were ready it would be necessary to ask the L. G. Board to sanction them and borrow the money. Mr. B. G. Llewhelin seconded the adoption of the report which was then approved. To a question by Capt. T. Evans, Mr. Jones said they would deal with the rest of the town later. He thought the estimated cost would be sufficient to meet all expenses. The Surveyor read his report respecting roads and other details. He had inspected the Slade bathing place, and estimated the cost of pro- tecting the paths on the edge of the cliff at £3 12s. 6d. Some gates of gardens opened out- wards on the road, and he asned permission to serve notices upon owners to have such gates to open inwards.—Application had been received from one of the roadmen for an in- crease of wages.—Only one tender was received for the supply of stone, and that came after date. Mr. L. Evans (chairman), in moving the adop- tion of the Highway Committee's report, said they had asked the surveyor to prepare a I scheme for the opening of Penslade Quarry for the supply of stone for the roads. The only tender for stone was that of Mr. D. IIoweTls at 7s. per yard broken.—David Merriman, a roadman, had applied for an increase of wages, and the committee left the matter for the Council's consideration. Mr. Jones (smith), of Perallt, complained of a dangerous wall. They had asked the surveyor to prepare a report of the number of extra lamps required.—The question of supplying stones, he thought, was the main point calling for remark. There was evidently little desire on the part of local quarry owners to tender for the supply of stones to the Council, and it was necessary to consider the re-opening of Penslade quarry to meet the deficiency in t..at direction. -On the question of the roadmens' wages the committee were unanimously in favour of in- creasing the wages of both men, but they felt that the application came at the wrong time in the financial year before the estimates were dealt with. Mr. D. Guion Thomas seconded the adoption of the report. Mr. Yorke asked what amount the committee should be given as increase in the roadmen's wages. Regarding the stones, he thought the price high enough for some of the stone sup- plied from the various quarries in the district. If the stones were clean broken, and of the blue hkard kind, then 7s. was not too high, but they needed care in the selection. If the Pen- slade quarry were opened the tender would be left in abeyance.—The report was then adopted, and Mr. D. Rees moved that the roadmen's wages be increased Is. per week each. Reply- ing to Mr. E. D. Jones, he said that one man on the district roads was paid 18s., another 16s. and 14s. Mr. Cuthbert Thomas proposed that the sur- veyor made a report on the matter to the Council before it be dealt with. Mr. W. Bateman seconded Mr. Rees' proposal. Mr. D. Guion Thomas moved that the road- men's wages be increased to 18s. per week each. Mr. T. Lewis observed that they were paying out sums of money without calculating that their estimates for wages had already been fully reached. He thought they might so ar- range such matters as not to bring them on at the beginning or at the end of the year. Per- sonally he had no objection to increasing the roadmen's wages. Members proposed one thing at one meeting and something else at another meeting, and they knew not how matters would stand at the end of the year. Mr. Evans explained that the Finance Com- mittee allowed other items; the 2s. 6d. per week for surveyor's office was conceded. After the first man had been appointed at iEl per week the surveyor found that a second man was necessary, and two were engaged at 15s. per week. With extra time on Saturday after- noons their wages amounted to 16s. 3d. each per week. It was an unfortunate matter all through, but if the committee could allow the surveyor 2s. 6d. a week for his office without an estimate it could etretch a point again in the matter of wages. He seconded the pro- position that the roadman be given 18s. per week. Mr. E. D. Jones: I do think the Highways Committee should send in their resolution and not shelve the matter in this way. If Mr. Evans thinks the committee is not sufficiently strong to be able to advise the Council, then I move that the matter be referred back to the committee for the latter to send in a recom- mendation. Mr. Yorke: I second that. Some months ago I objected to paying one man Ll a week when he was in receipt of 15s., and with that he was satisfied. That man is over 70 years of age, and no man at that age can earn as much as a younger man-say of 30 years. Some of the applicants at that time could do twice as much work as the one who was appointed. I believe in paying a man according to market value, and the Council should not pay more than private employers pay for similar work. It is not right to pay this particular man higher wages, whether we can afford it or not. This man has not applied for an increase, and I care nothing for the report of the inspector. No man of 70 years can do the same amount of work as one of 30 years. Mr. D. G. Thomas: You would not work for that sum, sir. Mr. Yorke: I should expect to be paid accord- ing to market value. Mr. D. G. Llewhelin:. I think the committee should have dealt with the question in the form of a recommendation, and I support Mr. Jones' motion on principle. Mr. D. Rees withdrew his motion. On the voting, eight favoured the matter be- ing sent back to the committee, and only one (Mr. D. G. Thomas) objected. The question was thus referred back. It was, however, resolved that in the event of the increase being granted it should date from that meeting. The matter of Penrallt was also referred back to committee on similar grounds. FINANCE COMMITTEE. Mr. W. James (chairman) read and moved that the report of the Finance Committee be adopted. Among the items were: Mr. Lewis (lamplighter), £7 6s. 5d.; Mr. D. W. Lewis (registrar), for supplying returns to medical officer, £1 13s. Id. The collectors' statement to end of December last showed there was an additional amount due from new assessments of zi I Is. 10kd., making a total of E338 12s. 9d. for the ensuing half-year. Received from County Council, £2 14s. 4jd. The treasurer had £36 3s. 6d. in hand. The committee recommended the purchase of a book dealing with district council accounts for the clerk, at 21s. Mr. Evans seconded the adoption of the report, which was carried. Mr. T Lewis took exception to the payment of Ll 13s. Id. to Mr. D. W. Lewis (registrar), for the returns, until proper application had been made to the Council. Mr. Lewis was perfectly entitled to it, but it should have received the sanction of the Council after Dr. Owen's appli- cation had been received.—It was resolved that the clerk write to Dr. Owen asking him to send in the application. FISHGUARD MAIL ROUTE. Mr. T. Lewis gave notice of motion to move at the next meeting that a resolution be sent to the Postmaster-General recommending the harbour at Fishguard as a port of call for the Atlantic liners to land the mails. Mr. W. James seconded and it was carried. A similar motion regarding the Welsh Regi- mental Division was also passed.
P. G. WILLIA-IIS, ¡ Grocer, Fruit, Rabbit and Egg I Merchant, Station Road, LETTERSTON. Groceries and Fruits of tha Bast Quality at lowest Prices. Delivered free by own Cart. Best prices given for Kabbits, Eggs, etc Cart will call 4t any address upon receipt of Post Card. Sole Agent for the Home and Colonial wonderful Tea at Is 6d per lb. Trial order solicited. 2ia-52 ANOHOR HOUSE, FISHGUARD. Great Annual Sale Now on during the Month. Come early and secure Bargains seldom offered at such low prices, viz: Ladies' Rainproof Coats and Cloth Jackets, Furs in Marmot, Ermine and Foxeline Counter- panes, Quilts, Blankets, Cretonnes, etc., etc., etc. Don't forget the Address H. ROBERTS, Anchor House, Fishguard. 24ja-52
STRUMBLE nEAD LIGHT- HOUSE OPENED. ,& A Fine Imposing Structure. LOCAL MEN APPOINTED. Among the numerous advantages that have followed upon the inauguration by the Great Western Railway of the new and shortest route to Ireland, via Fishguard—the coming port of call for the American mail-carrying liners-is a fine rock lighthouse, opened by the Trinity Brethren on Tuesday, the 21st. For the past fifty or sixty years the vicinity of Strumble Head has been regarded by the shipping community as one of the most dan- gerous spots on the North Pembrokeshire coast. More vessels have gone to their doom on Strumble than on any other rock between Cardigan Head and St. Davids; yet it was not until Fishguard became the port for the latest cross-Channel vessels that the Trinity Breth- ren were aroused to a sense of duty. Doubtless they have now fully recognised that the Great Western Railway Co.'s harbour, possessing po- tentialities of world-wide importance, is soon to rival the gref Lancashire shipping port Liverpool, because of the fact that mails from America may reach London quicker by many hours, via Fishguard, than by ..at of any other route. The G.W.R. Company's new Bill includes a scheme of development in the shape of constructive works, which must place Fish- guard in the foremost position in the world of shipping and commerce. Representations by the company prior to the opening of the new harbour induced Trinity House to place a temporary light about a mile east of Strumble, pending the erection of the permanent structure under notice. Upon "Ynis Onen," or Michael—respecting the name of which an action at law failed to decide-the imposing structure rises pyramid- like to a height of some 200 feet. Its walls are of stone, three to four feet in thickness. The 1 island was separated from the mainland by a chasm 45 feet across. This is now spanntd by a massive steel girder bridge. Standing upon this bridge when the tide is at flow reminds one of a rapidly-running river, and forms a picturesque scene. On each side rise the heather-covered cliffs, about which the gulls hover lazily. But the transformation from the once wild bleakness to a village by the sea is a striking feature of the whole. Adjacent is the coastguard's look-out station, always in- habited; a road leading from Tresenwen has been constructed to a length of nearly a mile down to the edge of the headland. From the latter a series of concrete steps lead down to the bridge; then some eighty or a hundred similar steps lead up to the lighthouse, whose base covers the summit of Ynis Onen. Secure as were the wave-washed rocks abutting on each side of the chasm, they are now doubly i secure by the addition of tons of cement, jammed into every fissure and crevice. Every conceivable precaution has been taken to pre- vent any possible damage to the bridge foun- dations of solid natural masonry. A laborious climb, and the lighthouse is reached. The building is the embodiment of solidity, for the dwelling apartments are sim- ply a square, formidable mass of rock and concrete. The boundary wall, ana the lower circular plateau, from which latter the signal mast rises, are encased in concrete. This applies also to the powder magazine and other outbuildings. To those who visited the spot before the commencement of operations, less than two years ago, it would seem a village complete grown out of the rugged rock Michael. The steps lead up to the court and to the door of the dwelling-house with square roof, specially constructed to collect rain-water, which is stored in tanks beneath the surface of the yard, then pumped into the scullery, and filtered as required for culinary purposes. The Trinity Brethren look well to the comfort of their keepers. All the interior is of pitch- pine. The kitchen contains a large cooking range, table and chairs. Leading from this spacious room are scullery (furnished with water filter and all the necessary household utensils) and pantry, shelved with slate slabs. On each side of the corridor leading to the tower are the men's sleeping apartments, con- nected by telephone to the lantern. No man is allowed to leave duty until relieved by another keeper. This is one of the strictest rules of Trinity House. Each room contains wardrobe, iron bed with spring mattress and hair palliasse, washstand, and dressing table, clock, clothes, and utensils, all provided by Trinity House. So generously do the authori- ties cater for the lighthouses that the store room presents the appearance of an iron- mongery and provision warehouse on a moder- ately large scale. THE TOWER. Entering the tower through two large glass doors, a mass of mechanical appliances meets the eye. The visitor steps from pitch-pine on to plates of solid cast-iron plates. Beneath these removable slabs is the oil storage, hold- ing 3,000 gallons of paraffin. This tank is twelve feet lower than the receiving tank on the mainland, so that the oil, when emptied therein from the casks, finds its way through a two-inch iron pipe-forming the hand-rail of the girder bridge previously referred to, and into the storage tank by gravitation. Modern invention and ingenuity have surmounted great difficulties in engineering, reducing manual labour to a minimum. Skill of the highest order enters into every detail of this mammoth beacon. In the centre of the tower is a steel tube, about fourteen inches in diameter, containing the weights of the clock actuating the lantern. The tower itself is of steel, with a network of lightning conductors terminating in the rock below. From the base an iron staircase leads to the lantern, glazed with half-inch glass. The lantern, it should be noted, is the iden- tical one used for many years on Portland Bill, and was made by Messrs. Chance Bros., Birmingham. By means of an iron ladder entrance to the revolving portion of the crystal structure is effected. There are four bull's-eyes having cor- responding prism reflectors. These multiply the naked, triple-mantle burners from 40,500 to 400,000 candle-power. The keepers wear thick blue glasses when on duty in the lantern. Four flashes take place every fifteen seconds, and are visible at a distance of from 18 to 21 miles, and reflecting 40 to 50 miles. Bull's- eyes and prisms weigh five tons, and revolve in lOcwt. of mercury. So sensitive is the bulk that it can be moved by slight pressure of the finger and thumb. From the base to the top of the gallery is a height of 200 feet, the whole being most elaborately constructed of polished steel and crystal discs. Every cog-wheel is cut by machinery and fitted to 1,000th part of an inch. The incandescent burners are Matthews' patent, and work on the Kitson system. Paraf- fin oil is confined in two cylinders under pres- sure of 541b. to the square inch, and forced through vapourisers to the burners, consuming three pints in an hour. Ordinary mantles are used, but everything is so simplified and effec- ti\ e that the keepers' work is reduced to a minimum. FOG SIGNALS. A very ingenious system of fog signalling is installed. A mechanically-operated jib on the outside of the tower is brought into position by turning a wheel opposite two small aper- tures. The keeper places the explosive on the jib, attaches the detonator, which is connected by a wire to an electric battery resting on the floor of the lantern; then after elevating the jib with the screw he depresses a plunger and an explosion takes place. Two shots are fired in quick succession every ten minutes during fog. The operation is performed from the inside of the lantern, and the small doors are so protected on the outside that no incon- venience is experienced during the operation. TELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION. with the nearest post-office at Goodwick is in- stalled, and is connected with the various coastguard stations. There is a mast for hoist- ing the weather cone and signalling. The engineering work has been most effi- ciently carried cut by Mr. W. Riley, from the Trinity workshops (where he has been for 22 years), under the supervision of Mr. T. Matthews, engineer-in-chief, who has effected a revolution in coast communication and lighting during recent years. The extensive masonry work is by Messrs. B. Jones, of Lynton, Devon, the clerk of works being a Mr. Matthews. There are two magazines of the latest" type, erected in one corner of the enclosure, for explosives. Among other details worthy of mention are the text plates in the tower beneath the clock, and which run— "Unless the Lord build the house, they I labour in vain that build it." "Unless the Lord keep the city, the watch- man keeper^h but in vain." j -Psalm exxvii., 1¡.
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NOTES AND COMMENTS. Once again the roadmen's wages question cjcopped up at the Urban Council on Monday last. Our "William" of Stratford tella us that "Things bad begun deform themselves by ill"- or something to that effect. This is just the case with the engagement of the roadman: there was only one at the start. it t ? Of course, every appointment must go through the formality of being advertised. No matter that the berth had already been (unofficially) filled, and only awaited the vote of the majority to confirm it. All the "wires" had been strain- ed taut. The worthy roadman who had assidu- ously scraped and swept the roads for years was unwilling to retire, he being in the best of health and physically fit for many a road, and was prepared to continue his labours for the newly elected Council at the same wage V IF But the new conclave advertised the berth at £ 1 a week-5s. more than the District Coun- cil paid-and so the worthy employee had that sum added to his salary without the asking. Mr. J. C. Jorke, o Langton, a sound, common sense administrator had the courage to leave his sick room to attend the meeting subsequent to the appointment, and expressed his opinion on the blunder the new Council had perpetrated, not only in the appointment of roadman but in that of medical officer of health. ? ? ? A veil might be now drawn over that unhappy scene and exposure only that, in the course of a few months when the finances of the Coun- cil began to wane. and another roadman was required to assist the other one, those respon- sible for the voluntary increase of five shillings in the roadman's wages, swooped down with a mighty blunderbuss, and told the man (nut in words), he had enjoyed the extra five shillings he never asked for long enough, and must suffer reduction or sit by the fire for the rest of his natural life. IF 1 1 Naturally he and his relatives were irate at such a piece of inconsistency, but "needs must when the devil drives." An additional man was engaged, each of the two having 15s. per week with the promise of more "when the ship comes home." Upon this latter point there seems some divergence of opinion be- cause, although the highway committee had the consideration of one of the roadmen's applica- tian for an increase in wages before them, the chairman of that committee, in reading his re- port last Monday evening, adroitly evaded re- ference to any recommendation regarding the increase, but simply left the question to the Council as a whole. v ? Apparently, it was a case of "tread lightly boys and mind the hornets' nest." But Messrs J. C. Yorke and E. D. Jones were quite on the "que vive." They at once moved, in the ab- sence of any recommendation from the com- mtttee, that the whole question be referred back-a most business-like proceeding. If such a committee has not the courage of its coifvictions this is tne one way to treat it. IP It Much sooner than was generally expected the Council has demanded to extend the main sewer to the West end of the town, where so many new houses are in course of erection. This comes of possessing a resident Surveyor (Mr. Wileox) and members with experience in such matters. Mr. E. D. Jones, the expert and practical engineer of many large works, is a veritable asset to the Fishguard Urban Coun- cil. giving it the benefit of his ripe knowledge most willingly. Fortunate Fishguard! T ? Is At length Fishguard is awakening to the fact that the ufÅv harbour is worthy of be- coming a mail port for the Atlantics. At the next meeting a resolution is to be sent to the Postmaster-General in the usual form on the initiative of Mr. T. Lewis.
FISHCUARD. Entertainment.—The third of the series of entertainments in connection ^ith the Lori r Town Solfa-classes is to take place on Friliy evening at the Baptist Chapel. Thanks.—Mr. W. J. Vaughan, solicitor, de- sires to acknowledge with gratitude, the numer- ous expressions of sympathy with him in his re- cent injury, from all parts of the country. Wedding.—The wedding took place nt the Registry Office, Haverfordwest, on H<uurl:ty last, of Mr. Wm. Webb, Glyn-y-mel Road, and Miss Mary Thomas, Trevine. We jol. I'. test wishes. Have you visited H. Roberts' Anchor House, Fishguard ? Don't forget that H. Roberts' (Anchor House) annual clearance sale is now on. Genuine reductions in all departments. Great bargains. -[Ad vt. ] Accident.—Mr. Thomas Havard, West St., son of Mr. John Evans, met with a nasty accident on the Harbour Works last Monday. A large stone fell upon him and he sustained exten- sive injuries to his head and face. He is, we are pleased to note, making progress towards recovery. Illness of Mr. S. Prosser—Everyone will learn with sincere regret of the illness of Mr. S. Prosser, Borth, for several years headmaster of the local elementary schools. Since the demise of his devoted and gentle wife, a few weeks ago, the veteran teacher has almost collapsed with heart weakness; but with inate courage he has managed to leave his bed daily. May the good, moral teacher, Mr. Prosser was al- ways recognized to be, speedily regain his for- mer health to enjoy life, is our earnest wish. Saturday "Smoker. "-There, was a fal' e,- cd attendance on Saturday last, but not commen- surate with the merits of the concert Pro- bably the absence of the coffee an 1 cruer amenities accounted for the slight diminution. Next Saturday the refreshing cup w-11 hj re instituted. The accompanists were r: >3i'1t' S. J. Pitt and Bert Lambert, and the iolLwing programme was ably gone through:—'Hen Wlad fy Nhadau," pianoforte solo, Mr. Be-t Lambert; reading, "The African Kopje," Rev W. Evans, M.A.; melodeon selections, Mr. Jac"- Rogers; male voice party, "Sospan Fach" (con ductor, Mr. Jack Rogers); solo, "My name n Billy Williams," Mr. W. J. Thomas; solo, "Any old thing will do," Mr. S. J. Pitt; solo, "vvhtt d'yer want to talk about it for," Mr. j. Rogers; solo "The song that reached my heart. Mr. Gad Edwards; recitation, "The 1 ■vnchman and the flea powder," Mr. A. Pyle; Imitation of the concert, Mr. Clemson; meloi ion Reac- tions; Mr. J. Rogers ;solo, "Make n-'v Trends, but keep the old," Mr. E. W. TIt:. solo, "Bachelors," Mr. S. J. Pitt; solo, "I !'e ft ot- ball match last Saturday," Mr. R;.etrr3; :,10, "The village blacksmith" (by specidL r^iuu-tt), Mr. Gad Edwards; solo, "Sing mo tl: s.oep, Mr. George Bennett; solo, "No room f r Air. w. J. Thomas; solo, "My inquisitive kiddie," Mr. J. Rogers; finale, "God Save the King." Married 58 Years.—A very interesting couple are Mr. and Mrs. T. Major-Jones, Tor-y-Vron, of Aberavon, uncle and aunt to Mrs. H. H. Davies, wife of Mr. Davies, postmaster at Fish- guard. The venerable pair on Wednesday, the 15th inst., received the congratulations of their large number of relatives and friends in all parts of South Wales, on attaining the 58th anniversary of their marriage. The "South Wales Daily News" published on Wednesday a capital picture of Mr. and Mrs. Jones, who were married at Margam Abbey Church on January 15th, 1350. Mr. Jones, who is the senior partner in the firm of Messrs. T. M. Jones and Son, printers and stationers, Aber- avon, was born at Bristol in 1826, and is /therefore in his 82nd year. His father was a native of Bridgend, and his mother was one of the Majors, a well-known Dorsetshire family. He has spent most of his life at Aberavon, and was at one time a member of the Aberavon Town Council, being a popular defender of the rights of the old burgesses, and a promoter of prominent reforms. Mr. Jones has been sec- retary of the Aberavon auxiliary branch of the British and Foreign Bible Society for the last 30 years. With others he was instrumental in establishing a Church of England mission room at the Sandfields,* and later the Church of St. Dyfrig's was erected, Mr. Jones being the architect. Mrs. Jones is the third daughter of the late Mr. Howell Griffiths, Margam, a co- steward with the late Mr. C. R. M. Talbot, M.P. She is in her 83rd year, having been born at Margam on September 6th, 1825. Both Mr. and Mrs. Jones are in the enjoyment of good health. We offer hearty felicitations to the aged couple, and to Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Davies in being related to such worthies. There are few more highly esteemed than the diligent pasuu"tel and his devoted wife at Fietguard. Confirmation.—The vicar of Fishguard, on Sunday last, announced that the Lord Bishop of the diocese purposed holding confirmation services at the parish church on April 3rd. In- tending candidates are requested to give in their names to the vicar as early as possible, and to prepare themselves for the sacred rite. From South Africa.—There arrived at Lower Fishguard last week from South Africa Mr. and Mrs. Griffiths, brother-in-law and sister of Mr. John Griffiths (Messrs D. John and Griffiths, contractors) for a holiday spell. Similar to his brother-in-law. Mr. Griffiths is a contractor in the new British Colonies. "Social."—On Friday. Feb. 7th, another of those very enjoyable "socials" in connection with the National Schools is to be held. At a meeting of the committee on Monday even- ing. convened by Mr. E. W. Rees, hon. secre- tary, and attended by the usual active workers in such matters, it was decided to make the occasion worthy of its many predecessors. For verve and "go" no "socials" equal those under the auspices of the National School. They provide unalloyed pleasure, as well as add to the funds of a deserving and beneficent cause. A Crimean Veteran.—The King started a sub- scription last week to help the few remaining Crimean and Indian Mutiny Survivors, who fought for their country at those historical battles. King Edward has greciously consented to become patron of the "Veteran's Relief Fund," and opened the list with a donation of a thousand guineas. It may not be generally known that one of the few Crimean veterans resides in Fishguard, in the person of Mr. Charles Stewart, who, despite his years—now well over three score and ten—is still able to wield, pick, and shovel wi.h many a one of only half his summers. Mr. Stewart is one of the oldest of the Crimean veterans, and the only one, probably, in the county of Pem- broke, if not in the whole of. West Wales. He will receive, it is to be hoped, a sufficient increase to his pension from the new fund to enable him to live the remainder of his days in comfort, without the necessity of being com- pelled, as hitherto, to turn out in all winds and weathers to work; yet Mr. Stewart is most active at all times. Only the toughest could have endured all the hardships of that memor- able campaign, and he is one of them. May the reward, tardy as it is, be long enjoyed by the veteran and his wife.
COODWICK Berachah.—In aid of the above churcfi a concert is to be held on Tuesday, February 4th. The artistes will include some of the most able in the county. Berachah is the cradle of Puritanical worship at this end of the county, and the fine, imposing structure is a monu- ment to the early pioneers as well as to the zeal of the pastor (the Rev. J. D. Symmons), the deaeonate, secretary, and the young ener- getic workers, among whom is Mr. J. Rees, who is engineering the concert with Mr. D. Hughes Griffiths and Capt. A. G. Lewis. Church Defence.—On Wednesday evening of last week a numerous congregation listened at- tentively to the Rev. Jenkyn Evans, rector of Pontvane, who discoursed ably upon Church Defence at St. Peter's Church. At the close Mr. T. Williams, chief clerk at the Harbour steamship department, in proposing a vote of thanks to the rev. gentleman, spoke in ap- preciative terms. The lecture had been both instructive and interesting. The Drainage. -Capital progress is being made with the drainage scheme under the ex- pert direction of Mr. Powell. Of course, the narow road near Mr. Bevans' establish ment and the Post Office was for the greater part of last week in an almost impassable state owing to the excavation; but every convenience that could be provided under the circum- stances, mitigated the inevitable mud and mire. Building operations, and other construc- tions of a like nature, invariably cause much trouble, yet they lead to emancipation eventu- ally. Goodwickians may be cheerfully optimis- tic through it all. Road Metal.—Mr. Arthur Davies, district councillor, is determined by hook or crook to fathom the singular preference of the Dis- trict Council for certain road metals, whether the latter be shale, sand, or a species of sur- face sod. He seems to believe, and on rea- sonable grounds too, that stone for the roads is selected merely as a matter of taste or preference, rather than for their lasting quali- ties. Hearts of Oak.—Among the many benefit so- cieties established for the industrial and other classes at Goodwick, the most recent is that of the Hearts of Oak, a meeting of which is to be held at the Reading Room on Friday, Mr. Harold Dellar being the organiser. Many will doubtless embrace the opportunity of joining this very excellent benefit society. Unofficial Opening.—Last Saturday a party of some half-dozen gentlemen engaged two of Mr. Bishop's splendidly equipped vehicles and proceeded to Strumble Head Lighthouse, which they unofficially opened with songs of praise, and "potheen" from Burton. Old Sol was graciously benign for the occasion. This little ceremony had no conection with the full-dress ceremony on Tuesday last, when the Trinity Brethren "turned on the tap." Accident-Everyone will sympathise sincerely with Mrs. John, the diligent postmistress at Goodwick, in her painful accident. Whilst coming from service at St. Peter's Church on Sunday evening last, the lady missed her foot- ing in the darkness, breaking one of her legs and sustaining other ;njuiies. The patient is progressing as favourably as can be expected in the circumstances. Football.—On Saturday Goodwick will play Neyland on Pen Cw Ground, Goodwick, when a hard game is expected. There are rumours of a special train being chartered to uring the Neyland supporters to Goodwick, so it is hoped that all lovers of the rugby game in the surrounding districts will make an effort to attend the match, and give every en courage- ment to the home team, as it depends on this match whether the Goodwick team are put alongside Neyland on the top of League Table or not. Kick off at 3. 15 p.m.
ST. DAVIDS. Opening Business.—Our advertising columns contain an announcement by Messrs. Watkins Bros. that they intend starting business as meat purveyors at Hendre House next week. S. David's Day falling on a Sunday, the Tabernacle friends have decided to hold their annual social tea and entertainment on Wed- nesday, Match 4th. Cathedral.—Immediately before morning prayer on Tuesday last, two installations were conducted by the Dean. Rev. Canon W. Wil- liams, rector of Jeffreyston, to the office of Treasurer and Residentiary Canon, with the Prebend of Llandyssilio-gog included, in the place of the Right Rev. the Bishop of Swansea, resigned; and Prebendary Charles Gilbert Brown, Principal of the Carmarthen Training College, to the office of Residentiary Canon, with the Prebend of St. Nicholas, Pen.y-ffoes, included in the place of Rev. Canon William Williams, resigned.
SOLVA Mr. J. Ll. Evans, of Llanungar Fawr, has been fortunate in securing two consolation prizes in a Limerick competition. Congratu- lations!
Marriage of Miss Addie Jones, Newport Pem. A pretty and popular wedding took place on Thursday, the 17th inst., at Lammas-street Congregational Chapel, Carmarthen, between the Rev. Rowland Hughes, B.D., Congregation- al minister, Tylorstown, and Miss Addie Jones, daughter of the late Rev. D. Jones, Congre- gational minister, Ford, Pembrokeshire. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. J. Gwilym Jones, brother of the bride, assisted by the Rev. Parri Hughes, Dolgelly, brother of the bridegroom. The bride was given away by Mr. Evan Griffiths, PenygTaig, Carmarthen, brother-in-law, while the Rev. Joseph James, B.A., Ton Pentre, was best man. The brides- maids were Miss Claudia Jones (sister), and Miss Gwladys Thomas (niece), of Newport, Pem- brokeshire. The bride wore a grey cloth dress trimmed with ivory lace and silk, with white satin hat with bunches of violets. The brides- maids wore dresses of white cloth with black velvet picture hats. After the ceremony the happy couple left by the mid-day train for Bournemouth, where the honeymoon will be spent. The bride's going-away dress was of dark grey cloth, with mauve hat to match. Several congratulatory telegrams were received. Over 150 costly pre- sents have been received. We wish Mr. and Mr. Hughes every happiness during their mar- ried Ute-
At the base opposite the entrance another plate bears the inscription- "This lighthouse was erected by the cor- poration of Trinity House in the year 1908. Admiral, His Royal Highness Prince of Wales. Master, Capt. George Rawlinson Vyvyan, KC.M.G. Deputy-master, Capt. T. Matthews, engineer-in-chief." LIGHTHOUSE KEEPERS. Gratifying will be the intelligence that two local men out of three are appointed. The principal keeper is Mr. W. Young, a native of Solva, who has been till recently at South Stacks. Mr. Young, it should be mentioned, was a schoolfellow of the late Mr. H. W. Williams, founder of the "Guardian." The second-in-command is Mr. C. Thomas, a native of Pembroke Dock, who comes to Strumble from Lundy Island. The third is Mr. T. Whitchurch, a native of St. Tudwells, and who has been at Neyland. All three are excellent fellows, well worthy of the respon- sible positions allotted to them. Two will be constantly in residence, and each spends one month out of three ashore, the new lighthouse being classed a rock light. Last week when the light was first tried the whole of the country was illuminated for many miles. At Fishguard the flashes were visible.
Every man who is careful about what he wears should call and see "Imperia" Suits.— David Davies, Outfitter, etc., 18, High Street, Haverfordwest.
FISHGUARD PETTY SESSIONS. Tuesday.—Before Mr. E. D. Jones (chairman), Dr. Havard, Col. Porter, T. G. Bennett, Capt. W. James, W. G. James, Dewi Harries, and J. D. Edwards. LICENSING. Mr. W. Evans, solicitor, Fishguard, applied for permanent transfer of Ivy Bush, Fishguard, to Mrs. W. Thomas, wife of foreman shunter G.W.R. Company, Goodwick. Asked why the wife applied and not the hus- band, Mr. Evans explained that the husband was debarred from holding license by reason of being engaged on G.W.R. Company. The Clerk (Mr. R. W. Picton Evans), con- sidered the Bench should have been informed at the temporary transfer granted at Eglwys- wrw. They were entitled to all the facts. After due consideration the Chairman said the magistrates would grant the transfer, but considered the circumstances should have been given at Eglwyswrw. Mr. W. Evans: I think they were mentioned at the time. Clerk: They were not. Mr. Evans: Then it was an oversight on my part. DINAS APPLICATION. Mrs. Rachel Joshua was granted transfer of license of Freemason's Arms, Dinas Cross. CARRIAGE WITHOUT LICENSE. John Reid, farmer, Little Newcastle, was summoned by Mr. O'Shea, supervisor of In- land Revenue, Haverfordwest, for using a car- riage without a license on Oct. 8th at Fishguard fair. Mr. O'Shea explained that defendant had been previously warned that he had not re- newed his license, and on the date in question, Mr. G. Leonard, of Clynderwen, saw the car- riage at Fishguard. He reminded him again of his omission. A compromise fine of 10s. was imposed on condition that defendant took out a license forthwith. Defendant then took out a 7s. 6d. license covering the previous three months, but de- clined to pay the compromise. Defendant said he only used it once for a funeral, and denied using it for any other purpose. The Chairman asked if a farmer's cart were used for bringing in a family and some friends on a market day, would that .e a breach of the law. Mr. O'Shea said that it would be, and put in a ease of a similar nature to prove his con- tention. Defendant was fined 2s. 6d. and costs, and allowed 8s. lid. for expenses. ILLEGAL TRAWLING. Thomas Saddler, late skipper of steam trawl- er "Ayacanora," of Swansea, was summoned for illegal trawling in Fishguard Bay off Dinas Head on August 3rd last. Mr. W. Davies George, Clerk to the Pem- brokeshire County Council, who represented Capt. W. Thomas, Chief Fishery Officer for Milford Haven, who prosecuted, stated that on August 3rd at 6.30 a.m., Capt. Thomas was aboard the patrol boat, "Mauritana," when he observed the "Ayacanora" about a mile and' a half off Dinas with tr;:wi down, fishing in 22 fathoms of water. Evidently the defendant had mistaken the "Mauritana" owing to her elegant appearance for a pleasure yacht on ner way to Aberystwyth, and she continued to trawl. Seeing this Capt. Thomas put full steam on, and caught up the trawler, just as she was hauling up the cod end of her trawl. He at once boarded her, and asked the de- fendant if he were aware he was fishing within the prescribed limits. The skipper admitted the offence, but pleaded he had met with bad weather, and was making for Fishguard Bay. He had been fishing for the previous two hours, and there was fish in the trawl. One of the deck hands was with Capt. Thomas, and heard the conversation. Mr. George ex- plained that owing to Capt. Thomas being taken ill soon afterwards the summons had been delayed. Capt. Thomas was called, and detailed the circumstances as given by Mr. George. Replying to the Clerk. Capt. Thomas said the trawler belonged to the Castle Fleet, of Swansea. Mr. George said they did not wish to be vindictive, but desired such punishment as would put a stop to poaching. The Chairman said that he thought the magistrates had endeavoured to check the offence. Mr. George considered they had, and he might add that the committee were greatly obliged to the Bench. Defendant was fined 910 and 9-4 3s. costs and advocates' fees; in default, distress warrants to be issued against the ship and defendant's goods, or one months' imprisonment with hard labour.
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Total Rainfall at St. Davids, 1907. Diameter of Funnel .5in, Height of top (above ground) iffc. » » „ (above sea level) 216ft. Number of Total Greatest Fall Days with Month. Depth. in 21 hoars. '01 or more recorded. Inches. Inches. Date. Jan. 1-240 0220 21 17 Feb. 2255 0*530 11 13 Mar. 1-105 0'375 16 13 Apr. 4-240 0 860 20 19 May 3-335 0-770 30 16 June 3-005 0-510 6 & 7 23 July 3-330 i-275 24 14 Aug. 3-455 0-815 2 13 Sept. 1-450 0.630 4 Oct. 7-835 i-oeo 30 28 Nov. 4-080 0 670 22 19 Dec. 3205 0 520 9 21 Total 38*535 203 D. P. WILLIAMS.
Watkins Bros., HENDRE HOUSE, ST. DAVIDS, — DEG to inform their numerous friends and general public that they will start in the Butcher- ing Business next week, when only the best quality meat will be kept at a very reasonable price. Thanking you most sincerely for (' past ifavour.5. iaZA— j j ■nnnnniimimmr h iiiwminwiii nmn
DINAS CROSS. Maritime Success.-Congratulations !o Mr. Thos. Laugharne Davies, Laura Villa, who has gained a master's certificate at the Board of Trade examination held at Newport, Mon. It should again be stated that all such certificates are now issued by Mr. J. Campbell, Board of Tiade officer (at Goodwick) for this district. 1
YR YSGALLEN. Asgellog, lem Ysgallen,-hen alltud, Ffrwyth melltith daearen,— y nos hyll ei hanes hen Gwaradwydd ddwg ar Eden. Pilmawr. J. L. THOMAS Diffrynd yw'r bigog gendyn—Ysgallen,— Cais golled bob blwyddyn; Ond, er ei brad, ar y bryn 'E wasg ati Ysgotyn. Macsyffynon. SIMON A. LEWIS. Y GNEUEN. Teg ei gwrid,-cyllid collen;—o groen gwydn, Hirgron gell ddeil dorthen Cinio wiwer, yw Cneuen- Rhad hydtef-bryd o dirf bren. BRYNACH.