Back to the Land Sir,-There is nothing like personal experi- ence to understand anything. Very few farmers in the country have any objection to small holdings. For my own part I shall be very pleased to see the Act carried out, so long as it is done fairly. I presume many of our legislators think that, at least, any agricultural labourer is quite competent to be a small holder-I presume we shall have even more incompetent people come back to the land- but I have thought the matter out seriously, and out of ten or a dozen men now working on my farm, I do not think there are two that oould, or would, take a few acres of land, and even if they would, I am sure they. would soon make a mess of it. But to my story. Four years ago one of my farm men (he was above the average of farm hands) begged of me to let him a three-acre field, which I eventually agreed to do at the same rent per acre as I pay for the whole farm. I should say I farm in one. of the most fertile spots in England. These three acres were in plendid trim. Tile first year this man took a crop of wheat, removing both corn and straw; second year barley; third year beans and peas; fourth year barley. You may know the land is good, as there was nearly four quarters barley per acre this last crop. Every year this man has simply sown and reaped the crop, with the exception of putting a day or two's work in each year with a hoe. This man has not put ten loads of manure on the three acres in the four years. Of course, he has made money, but what is the condition of the land to-day compared with four years ago? Twitch, docks, thistles, and weeds of every description, and the whole field in a deplorable condition; so much so, that ilf I were obliged to assess the damage to the field in the four years I should put them at nearly double the rent I have received for the whole term. He would most likely award me £7 or £8 for dilapida- tions, which I should never get, as the man has nothing, only what is in his pocket. No doubt you will ask why did I not get rid of this man? Well, you know I should have to have given a year's notice. Now, the first year I said nothing. The second year I com- plained. The third I spoke very severely, and now the land is in such a state that it matters little what happens, as it cannot be worse. Now, Sir, if this is a sample of an intelligent farm labourer on a small holding, what will it be with Tom, Dick, and Harry when they get small holdings? I sincerely hope there will not be many such cases as this, but I fear there will be, and I do not see anything in the new Act to provide for such cases; yet I am sure (especially if we get a bad season or two) there will be hundreds like it, and who is to suffer? —I am, etc., W. [The foregoing is a cutting from the "Farmer and Stockbreeder," sent to us with a request to publish it. We have done so, out at tlif same time we much prefer original matter from our own people, who best know what is needed for Pembrokeshire.—Ed. P.C.G.]
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n_ The Cinematograph. The ascendency of the cinematograph in the theatrical world is well-known, and that the machine has come to stay there cannot be a shadow of doubt. It is even possible for a cinematograph photographer to stand on the deck of an ocean liner, half-a-mile from the shore, and take photos of the coast line along which the vessel is travelling. The bioscope shown in Haverfordwest this week is one of the best of its kind, and a few particulars of construction may not be out of place. The pictures actually measure one inch in width, but cover a space of ten or twelve feet on the screen. They are wound from one reel to the other with tremendous speed, and the number of pictures on a reel may be gauged when it is said that the reels sometimes contain 1,000 feet of lilm, and that there are 16 pictures to a foot, each picture being nearly three-quarters of an inch in height. The films are of transparent celluloid. The original photographs are taken so rapidly that the most minute movement of any object within range of the lens is recorded. Illumination is procured by a limelight of 500 candle-power. A flame of great intensity is directed against a cylinder of specially hardened lime o- calcium; in a few seconds the particular spot of lime upon which the flame plays becomes incandescent and gives off a light second only to the highest power (electric arc). The flame used is a mixture of hydrogen and oxygen hence the term, oxy hydrogen limelight. This light is placed behind the picture, and the shutter allows only one picture to be pourtrayed at a time. The machine at the Masonic Hal £ cost L-30, and was made by Gaumont, of London. The chief cause of many cinematographs show- ing flickering pictures (which are decidedly injurious to the sight of any onlooker) is the faulty construction or working of the delicate machinery which drives the reel. Where elec- tric power is obtainable a bioscope motor may be connected with the electric plant, thus doing away with the slight, but unavoidable, fluctua- tion which is bound to exist where hand-power is used.
representative: for Pembroke Dock and dzstrict is Mr. P. F. Smith, 4, Victoria Road, Pembroke Dock, to whom notices of comzng events, items of news, or advertisments should be sent.
NOTES AND COMMENTS. The latest critic of the local press who has come forward is Councillor T. Davies, of Pem- broke Dock. At the rather stormy meeting of the Pembroke Town Council last week this ex- cellent gentleman complained that the local papers had not correctly reported certain mat- ters with regard to the controversy now raging on the proposed improvement on Bush Hill. Mr. Davies did not point out exactly what f r., had been misrepresented, but I gather that he meant the public were under a mis- apprehension as to his opinions on the matter. How really is that to be so much wondered at after all? Mr. Davies, as far as I can re- collect, was at the outset opposed to the so1 —me. Then he was converted and voted in favour 01 it, but since then he has again veered round and is-or rather was last Tues- day—again opposed to it once more. Under these circumstance it is not improbable that some people are not quite sure what Mr. Davies's views are. He should have reflected a bit himself before he commenced to throw reflections upon the scribes, who probably are not at all excited as to which party wins in the controversy now proceeding so merrily. v 1t f I am glad to see that during the past week the steam-roller has been at work in Pembroke Street. As I pointed out about a month ago, the top of this street was in a disgraceful con- dition. The Council at a recent meeting de- cided to have the street repaired, but there is very frequently a very long interval between the time when the Council decides to do some work and when it is carried out. I could give instances, but will refrain. It will therefore be apparent that the sound of the roller in Pem- broke Street the other day was welcomed by the residents, as a sign that something really was going to be done. » Whilst in Pembroke Dock there is such a fuss being made over the expenditure of eloo, it is interesting to note what other public bodies are doing. At Milford last Friday the Urban Council considered a proposal to spend £2,000 in extending their gas plant. The re- commendation came up in a committee report, and was proposed by one gentleman, seconded by another, and carried, all in less than a quarter of an hour. The Milford Council is composed of professional and business men, who have no time to waste, and make their decisions promptly, though n'uie the less care- fully. THE PILOT.
PEMBROKE DOCK. Pembroke Dock Nursing Associafion.Sum- mary of the nurses' report for the month of December-Number of cases attended, 39; num- ber of visits paid, 497. An Arrival.—Mr. T. H. Edwards, who has succeeded Mr. W. Randell as the superinten- dent of the Prudential Assurance Co. at Pem- broke Dock, has now commenced his duties in the town. Mr. Edwards hails from Caernarvon, where he has been a member of the Town Council and has taken a considerable interest in public matters and politics. We hear, too. t1- -IT-. Edwards is a billiard player of con- snieraole skill. The Veteran's Night Out.—At Pembroke Dock Police Court on Saturday before ltr. A. Me Coll, Mr. W. Angel, and Mr. H. Trevena, John John, a pensioner, described as residing at the Workhouse, pleaded guilty to a charge of being drunk and disorderly the previous even- r; at Pier Square.—P.C. Rowlands said that he was called upon to eject John from a public- house, and later on defendant used bad lan- and created a disturbance, and he was obliged to take him into custody.—He was fined 2s. 6d. and 4s. 6d. costs, and paid the money. Freemasonry.-The installation of officers of the Loyal Welsh Lodge No. 378 took place at the Masonic Temple, Bush Street, on Tuesday afternoon. Bro. Je. E. Lewis was installed oid he appointed the following officers: b 1 j. G. Glass, I.P.M.; Bro. F. W. Tucker, S.W.; Bro. D. G. James, J.W.; W. Bro. W. G. Beer, Treasurer; W. Bro. W. H Owen, Secre- tary; Bro F. Rogers, S.D.; Bro. J. E. Thomas, .T d. Bro. A. Rees, I.G.; Bro. A. J. Sudbury, ,1st; Bro. E. J. Hill, D.C.; Bro. H. Dun- mall. S.S.; Bro. T. Morgan, J.S.; Bro. W. J. Thomas, C.S.; Bro. S. Bunt, Tyler. The instal- lation banquet afterwards took place at the Edinburgn Hotel, when the company numbered over sixty. Sudden Death.—An army pensioner named John Skyrme, aged 60, living at Laws Street, died very suddenly on Monday last. Deceased had been ailing for some time, but on Monday afternoon he partook of tea and then went out into the garden. Here he had a fainting fit and fell to the ground, expiring before a medical man could be called in. The facts were re- ported to the coroner, who, however, considered an inquest unnecessary. The Choral Society.—As will be seen by our advertisement columns, the Choral Society are giving two grand operatic concerts at the Tem- perance Hall on Monday and Tuesday, February 10th and 11th. This is the first concert the choir has given since their success at the National Eisteddfod at Swansea, and with two such distinguished artistes engaged as Miss Ethel Cadman and Mr. Charles Tree, the con- cert should prove a great attraction. There will be an efficient orchestra, and the pro- gramme will be considerably changed on the second night. We shall give some further particulars next week.
PEMBROKE. County Sessions.—The magistrates present at the Pembroke County Sessions on Saturday were Col. W. Mirehouse (chairman), Admiral Evans. Messrs. W. E. de Winton, C. Mathias, and W. Gibbs. Messrs. J. Bevan and Oliver Bancroft were appointedp robation officers for the Castlemartin Division.—Mr. Mathias re- marked that there was no pay unless some- thing was done.—The overseer for the parish of St. Petrox brought in a bill for Z3 5 for the burial of a sailor, whose death occurred at the recent wreck at Stackpole. This bill had been held over from the previous sessions fo rthe clerk to make enquiries. The clerk now stated that in 1894 the court passed a bill for Z2 13s on the occasion of the wreck of a Spanish ship. The bill was passed.—The license of the Ball Inn. St. Florence, was transferred to James Phililps.
NEYLAND. THE PROBLEM of being well and economically dressed solved in a new way. GENT'S SUITS. OVERCOATS. i'xNCY VZSTS, BREECHES, &c., made to order to special measurements. Every Garment cut, made by men Xperienced. The Style, the Fit, the Finish Xquisite. The price, to suit all comers, not Xpensive. All who have tried us are pleased Xceedingly. The wear, appearance and durability Xtra good. 'The range of patterns and colours is Xtensive. Over 1.000 patterns to select from, all up-to- date. Fancy Tweed Suits-25s. Od., 27s. 6d., 30s. Od., 32s. 6d., 35s. Od., 40s. Od., 45s. Od. Blue or Black Serges-30s. Od., 35s. Od., 40s. Od., 45s. Od., 50s. Od.. 55s. Od. Overcoats—25s. Od., 27s. 6d., 30s. Od., 55s. Od, 4Cs. Od., 45s. Od. J. D. HERBERT, COMPTON HOUSE, NEYLAND. Attempted Suicide.—At Roose Petty Sessions on Saturday, John Griffiths, of Neyland, an old man, was charged with attempting to commit suicide. Elizabeth Davies said the rri-.o.ieT lodged with her, and before going out )n the 9th inst. he gave her 30s. to keep. Willi mi John, of George Street, Neyland, told no.v Ilt> was passing a field about ten o'clock at t.ht and saw the rrisoner pulling the two ends of a scarf tightly round his neck. Pulling this away he saw he was bleeding at the neck, d he helped to get him home to Mrs. Divies. He asked the prisoner what he had done it for and he mumbled something about a t of trouble. P.C. Bassett said he found tire o-d man bleeding from a wound in his throat. 118 told witness he had cut it th a knife, which he found open in his pocke The wound was about two inches long. 1 isonex had been peculiar for some time, ana the person for whom he worked-Mr. Davies, of Scoveston-- would not have him back again. He said he was in trouble, but did not say what it was. For many years the prisoner worked at Dum- pledale. Tke case was adjourned for a month, the prisoner in the meanwhile being sent to Pembroke Workhouse. He asked to be sent to the Haverfordwest Workhouse. t to A dancing class has been arranged to take place at the Oddfellows' Hall, every Tuesday evening. Mr. W. O. Harris is the instructor. THE A.S.R.S.—In connection with the above society a public meeting was held on Sunday at the Oddfellows Hall. Mr. J. Rowlands, of Pembroke, presided, and an address was given by Mr. J. H. Thomas, organising secretary of the Cardiff Branch of the Society. Benefit Concert.—On Wednesday evening a benefit IConcert took place at the Oddfellows Hall, the proceeds going to Mr. T. Herbert, who has been seriously ill for some time. Mr. Enoch Davies presided, and selections were given by the Neyland Orpheus Male Voice Choir, conducted by Mr. D. Phillips, and a number of local favourites also contributed songs, etc. Miss Lily Davies, A.L.C.M., acted as accompanist.
PEMBROKE DOCK COUNTY SCHOOL GOVERNORS. A meeting of the Pembroke Dock County School Governors was held on Monday, when there were present Mr. A. McColl (in the chair), Miss Maillard, the Rev. G. Wolfe, the Rev. W. Powell, the Rev. W. Evans, Messrs. J. Hutch- ings, W. Smith, W. Grieve, I. Ward Davies, W. M. Griffiths, and B. Hancock, with the clerk (Mr. H. A. Jones Lloyd) and the head- master (Mr. Trevor H. Jones). Some discussion took place with regard to the new scheme of the Joint Education Com- mittee, and a proposal was made by the Rev. Powell that the clerk write for a copy of the scheme in order that the governors could con- sider it. This was seconded by Mr. Hancock and carried. The Clerk reported that he had received seven applications for admission, and the Chairman remarked, "That looks healthy." A CHEQUE RETURNED. The Clerk reported that in accordance with the instructions of the governors he had for- warded a cheque of two guineas to Prof. Anwyl. The latter had, however, returned the cheque, with a letter stating that he had never received even his travelling expenses upon any occasion that he had visited prize distributions at county schools. (Hear, hear.) Mr. Smith: The late Mr. Nicholas Roch once told me he had never in his experience known a cheque sent by a public body to be returned. The Rev. W. Powell: The world is growing better. (Laughter.) AN INTERESTING POINT. An interesting point cropped up when a request was made that two students attending one of the evening classes which had been stopped asked that the fees they had paid should be refunded. It appeared that the students had made eight attendances when the class started, and that Z3 had been expended upon it. Mr. Ward Davies thought that the fees should be repaid, as the students expected tuition until the end of the session. Othpr members pointed out that the lads could join other classes, and must have had 3s. 6d. worth of tuition. Mr. Hancock said that it appeared to him that the classes should have been stopped before, with only &uch a small attendance. The Head-master (Mr. Trevor H. Jones) said that this was the only class that had been stopped. It was decided, upon a vote, not to refund the fees. MISCELLANEOUS. The Rev. W. Evans, Messrs. Smith and Hutchings were appointed on the rota as visi- tors for the ensuing month. It was decided not to have any public distri- bution of the certificates won by students at the evening classes this year, and the clerk was authorised to give the certificates to the students entitled to them who called for them. The Head-master sketched a scheme for the improvement of the attendances at the evening classes, by means of offering prizes under various conditions, which could be put in force for the next session. It was decided to further consider the matter. It was decided to appoint Miss Evans as teacher of the French evening class in place of Miss Jones. THE EVENING CLASSES. The Head-master (Mr. Trevor H. Jones) sub- mitted a report upon the technical classes for the 1906-7 session. He said that the work had proceeded satisfactorily, the majority of the classes being well attended, though there was room in the school building for considerably larger classes in some subjects. The number of entries on the register was 351, whilst they had 184 individual students. The number of entries for 1905-6 session was 296, and for the 1904-5 session 289. The greater number of the classes, includihg those in machine construc- tion, building construction, naval architecture, chemistry, mathematics, art and cookery, were attended by a satisfactory number of students. But while the classes, on the whole, were well supported there were some subjects whose im- portance seemed to have been imperfectly real- ised. Magnetism and electricity was one of these, and the class had to be given up in consequence of the small number of students attending it. Another course which did not obtain as much support as might have been expected was the teachers' certificate, whilst the class in elementary science should have been better attended, as it was an excellent preparation for the class in applied mechanics. He understood that the progress of several students who had taken applied mechanics there had been impeded by their lack of knowledge of elementary physics-knowledge which could have been obtained at the ele- mentary science class. He was glad to say that the Civil Service course, which was only fairly well attended last session, had this year become one of the most popular of their courses. Th school had been inspected by Mr. Skirrow on behalf of the Board of Education and 127 students had qualified for Government grant. The Board of Education examinations were held at the school during April and May, with the following results:—Machine construc- tion and drawing-Stage I., 4 firsts, 2 seconds. Stage II., 1 first, 2 seconds. Building construc- tion, 2 firsts, 1 second. Naval architecture- Stage I., 2 firsts, 6 seconds; Stage II., 1 ;ir: 2 seconds; Stage III., 1 second. Practical mathematics—Stage I., 2 firsts, 3 seconds; Stage III., 1 first, 4 seconds. Applied mechanics— Stage 1., 4 firsts. Theoretical inorganiq che- mistry-Stage I., 3 firsts, 1 second; Stage II., 1 second. Practical chemistry-Stage II., 1 second. Freehand drawing-1 first, 2 seconds. Total, 47 successes. Other successes included a Whitworth exhibition of £50, won by Mr. Johnston, who now attended the classes as part of the scheme of study submitted for the ex- hibition. Mr. Webb, who attended the Civil Service course, had been successful in passing the Matriculation Examination of the Univer- sity of Wales. In conclusion the report stated that the classes formed a highly important part of the educational equipment of the area, and the considerably increased number of entries last session showed that the character of the work done was appreciated more and more by the young people of the district. _.c;.A.r:
XToo late for classification. Pembroke Dock Choral Society. TWO GRAND OPERATIC CONCERTS Will be given at the TEMPERANCE HALL ON Monday and Tnasday February 10 & 11. Princapah—MISS ETHEL CADMAN (of the Moody .fanners Operatic Company), MR. CHARLES TREE The popular Baritone.) Further particular,, next week -Plans at Ed- mond's, Dimond Street. Prices, Reserved seats 2/6, Second Reserved 1/6. Admission 1/ Late Steamer from Neyland. STRAYED to Llether firm. Fenvcwm, a Sow If not claimed within 7 days will be so'd to def ay expenses. Ija24 WJ ANTED, good active General Servant about ▼V 17. Mrs. Simson, Colenzo, Pembroke. 3feb7 WANTED steady reliable young man as second W herdsman, cottage and 15/- a week.—Apply C. Morgan-Riohardion, Morgenau, Bhos Hill. 3j&31
THE BUSH HILL IMPROVE- MENT. Public Meeting Opposes Scheme A meeting called by the Pembroke Dock Rate- payers' Association was held latt night at the Market Hall, and was attended by between 800 and 900 persons. Mr. H. Hinchiiffe presided, and upon the platform were Aldermen W. Smith, W. Phillips, J. Hutchings, and W. Jones, Councillors A. McColl, W. Evans, W. Robinson, J. Lawrence, C. Young, T. Davies, J. Grieve, B. Hancock, and J. Morgan, Messrs. G. Mason, A. Macintosh, J. Upson, G. Breaz- ington, J. Brown, Masters, etc. Councillors Lewis, Tombs, and others from Pembroke at- tended the meeting, but were refused a seat upon the platform. A late start was made, and the audience had begun to grow impatient before proceedings commenced. A committee meeting was being held in the court room, and apparently the campaign was being arranged. But about 20 minutes after the advertised time a start was eventually made. In his opening remarks the Chairman said that he thought they were all interested in a matter which seemed to have given their coun- cillors a very bad three hours last Tuesday. Un the question of Bush Hill two sides seemed to have been taken by the Pater Ward mem- bers. Mr. Hinchliffe having dealt with the formation of the Ratepayers' Association, spoke of how the Bush Hill question had been dis- cussed at their first meeting, which certain councillors had called a "hole and corner" meeting. (Laughter.) They had also been told that the ratepayers were "rabble," and that at the public meetings there was usually a large sprinkling of boys and lodgers. (More laughter.) They all knew better than that. He (the speaker) had lived in Pembroke Dock 15 years, and had attended a great many meetings in that ward. It was with great pleasure that he could tell them it would be diliicult to find, anywhere in the county, audiences more able to deal with any question affecting the rates than in Pembroke Dock. (Applause.) Some people had minimised the importance of a public meeting of the ratepayers. Well, they had only to look for themselves and they would find that that meeting was not "rabble," but was composed of properly standing ratepayers. (Hear, hear.) They had had two remarkable speeches by different members of the Council on the question of Bush Hill at their first meet- ing, and they then unanimously passed a reso- lution protesting against any public money being spent on this so-called improvement. A letter to that effect was sent to the Council. The Council, it appeared, had instructed the Pater Ward Committee to carry out the scheme, but the Pater members thought that a meeting of the ratepayers ought to be called. When, however, they presented their report they were accused with attempting a subterfuge. They were defeated in the Council by 14 votes to eight, and as it was decided that the Council would not call a public meeting somebody else had to step in, and the Ratepayers' Association had done so. He was extremely pleased to see that such a large assembly of ratepayers, and not "rabble," had come to hand. (Hear, hear.) They had invited all the members for the Pater Ward, but they had not invited the mem- bers of the Pembroke Ward to attend that meeting. (A Voice: "There are a good many here. They were perfectly aware that as it was a public meeting anybody could come in, but they thought they had no right to any locus standi on that platform. (Hear, hear.) They did not want to do any injustice, and they did not want to stop anyone's mouth. What they wanted was that both sides of the question should be placed before the meeting, whether it would not cost the rates anything, or whether it would cost them considerably in the rates. He was sure they had able speakers in the Pater Ward who could put each side of the question before them. Mr. Masters, the secretary of the Ratepayers' Association, 1 hen read a report, which men- tioned that that morning a communication had been sent to the President of the Local Govern- ment Board, asking his opinion with reference to the present state of the Pater Ward, and what steps could be taken to increase the number of members for the Pater Ward ac- cording to rateable yalue. (Hear, hear.) The Chairman said that he was not going to enter into personalities, though a gentleman representing the other ward had brought his name into question. He passed it by, because if they had nothing better to go upon than that gentleman's facts, which were as wrong as wrong could be, he would not have taken steps to call that meeting. He then called upon Mr. Grieve to address the meeting. Mr. Grieve did not rise at once, and Alder- man Phillips got up and was greeted with cries of "Sit down." He appealed for order, which was soon obtained. Mr. Grieve, rising, said that he and those who thought with him often had it thrown across the table at them that they were afraid of a public meeting—afraid of a public meeting in Pembroke Dock, where he had spent 42 years of his life!—(a Voice: "And gone wrong now") —and where he had always received the great- est kindness at their hands! He would give his reasons for supporting the Bush Hill improvement scheme from the very first. At the outset he must point out that they had as much right to improve Bush Hill as they had to improve the road outside their door. It was within their area, and they were the authority to do such work. It was a good many months ago that the surveyor first planned the im- phavement of that road, and for a good many years he had considered this road dangerous, especially since the advent of bicycles and motors. It was every day becoming more dangerous. He had been in love with the surveyor's plan from the first. Was that a crime?—("No")—and he was in love with it now. Proceeding, Mr. Grieve related the pro- gress of the scheme, and proceeded to state that the improvement would not cost a single penny from the rates. Someone would say that they paid rates to the County Council. They did pay a. 6gd. or 61d. rate that year, and wasn't it only getting back their own money? But the county rate went for different purposes altogether, such as the maintenance of the police, asylums, quarter sessions, etc. They had five miles of main road in the borough, and 3 miles 44 yards were in the Pater Ward. Suppose they had not a yard of main road in the borough they would have to pay the 6gd. rate all the same. For the year ending March 31st last they received £742 for the three miles of main road in the Pater Ward. For that year their total highway expenses were £1,492, and taking out £392 for loans, and also a sum for the cost of the steam-roller they found that £935 was actually spent on the roads. The County Council had contributed £742, so that what they had actually spent out of the rates for the 22 miles of road in the ward was £253. During this year their grant from the County Council for the Pater Ward had only amounted to £54, and taking their working expenses at the same the roads would cost £451 from the rates. He asked them had £742 been spent on three miles, and on the other 18 or 19 miles only £253? Did they spend the County Council money all on the main roads? Dealing with the proposed improvements, Mr. Grieve said that he was in favour of not spending more than £350. It had been said that Sir Thomas Meyrick wanted a new wall built at someone else's expense. That was not so. Sir Thomas was giving them the land and £100, and the wall could be built for £100 from beginning to end. ("No, no.") It had also been said that the land was valueless, but how many of them would like to have some land like it. Mr. Grieve also stated that if they spent more money on a main road than they received in subsidy, they could, by Act of Parliament, demand more, and if refused could call in the Board of Trade as arbitrator. (Applause.) Mr. Lawrence was the next speaker, and he commenced by stating that Mr. Grieve's figures were entirely wrong—("Oh, oh")—and added that the County Council rate was Is. in the £ and not 6d. He opposed the scheme firstly because it was not a necessity, secondly be- cause he thought that if they widened the road they would make it more dangerous, and thirdly on financial grounds. As regarded the Pembroke offer, he asked what right Pembroke had to step in? It was a Pater Ward question pure and simple. Dealing with the statement that nothing would come on to the rates, if this improvement were carried out he asked where wouid the money come from, and contended that it would mean a 4d. rate for the Pater Ward. Therefore he had opposed the scheme, and intended to go on opposing it. The whole question had not been settled yet, and the Council had yet upon their minutes a resolu- tion that the work should be done by contract. Alderman Phillips pointed out that the ex- Mayor had omitted to tell them tha there was a. balance of £3,000 at the bank on the Pater Ward account, and they were in a better finan- cial position than they had been for the last twelve or fourteen years. He contended that the schema could be carried out at a cost of Z300-to Z320, if it had remained as originally proposed, but the surveyor had got out elabo- rate plans for a fancy coping, a pointed wall, a blue brick channel etc.. and that had killed the scheme. Alderman Phillips then announced that Mr. Wynford Phillips, M.P., and Mr. T. Brown, J.P., of Kingswood, had each offered £ 5 5s. towards the scheme, and promises had also been made by Mr. de Winton. of Orielton, t.j Earl Ciwdor. (Applause.) This scheme would te a permanent improvement for all time. (A Voice: "But we're only here for a short time," and laughter.) He was sorry to say that they would all have to leave the world, and he did hope he would leave the world a little better than he found it. (Applause.) Alderman Smith said 'hat he oi posed the scheme, in the first place because he believed it had been engineered for private rather than public interests--(hear, hear)—secondly because the apportionment of the cost created a great injustice to that ward, inasmuch as those who received the greatest benefit were making the least contribution towards expenses; thirdly, because they were not now in a position to spend Z150 on Bush Hill. Mr. Smith ridiculed the idea of the hill being dangerous, and asked \nen it became dangerous so suddenly. For years they had never heard anything about it being dangerous, and now it had suddenly become a death-trap. When he sat at. the Council and heard some of the blood-curdling stories that were told there, he wondered that any nervous person, especially a lady, ever ventured on Bush Hill. (Laughter.) There was an alderman who said that he slipped all the way down Bush Hill, and women and children had to go between the horses and carts. That must have been an extraordinary scene. (Laughter.) No wonder the women and chil- dren became alarmed when they saw the sjip- pery alderman. Suppose the women and chil- dren had slipped too. (Great laughter.) How was it, he asked, if the road was dangerous, that the Cyclists' Union had not put up one of their "Caution!" boards? Alderman Hutchings expressed his reasons for supporting the scheme, in somewhat simi- lar terms to that in which he has spoken at the Council and committee meetings. He re- marked upon the allusion made by the pre- vious speaker to the slippery alderman, and said that it was a good job the alderman was not slippery in his head. (Hear, hear, and laughter.) He said that the figures given by Mr. Grieve were perfectly true. He was sorry that this discussion had arisen, because it might do harm. By-ahd-bye the County Council would be asking why they were not spending the money on the main roads. He said fear- lessly and with all truth and honesty that in one year they received £1,060 for the borough from the County Council, and they did not spend the whole of that money on main roads. The question was then put to the meeting and a considerable majority of those present voted against the scheme, though a good many did not vote either way. Mr. George Mason moved a resolution em- phatically protesting against the scheme, and urging the Pater councillors to oppose it; and after Mr. W. Evans and other gentlemen had spoken this was carried.
FOOTBALL NOTES. The Pembroke Dock Athletic Club were on Saturday at home to Llanreath. The first half of the game proved fairly even, and the teams crossed over with the scores standing at 1 all. Early in the second half a dispute arose, and several Llanreath players left the field. Of course, after that the game became very one- side, and the Docks won eventually by 7-1. x x A very similar incident occurred in a Rugby match at Tenby on Saturday. Tenby were at home to Milford in a West of Llanelly League match, and soon began to score. After about ten minutes' play they had gained a good lead, whereupon a dispute arose, and the Milford men foolishly walked off the field in a body. Tenby, of course, will take the points, and with Goodwick beating Pembroke on Satur- day the table now stands as follows:— P. W. D. L. Pts. Neyland 6 5 1 0 11 Tenby 7 5 0 2 10 Goodwick 6 4 l 1 9 Whitland. 5 1 2 2 4 Pembroke 8 1 1 6 3 Milford 6 0 1 5 1 < x x The match between Pembroke and Goodwick did not produce such an interesting game as had been anticipated. The fog which rolled up and at one time threatened to stop the game, and state of the ground, probably militated against good football, but still there should have been a larger crowd on the Pembroke ground to see a game which, if not brilliant, was very resolutely and doggedly fought out. Pembroke were, apparently, not willing to part with any points without a fight, and appar- ently took the field with the idea not so much of winning as of staving off defeat. And they certainly played an excellent defensive game, though possibly if they had recollected the old saying that attack is the best means of defence they wpuld have done better. The game certainly would have been much more interesting for the spectators if it had been a little more open. XXX Neither team was quite at full strength, and several players in each eleven were rather off colour. The Pembroke pack put up an un- expectedly good fight against the visitors' heavy set of forwards, and though beaten were not disgraced. The three-quarters, however, were weak, and F. Bowen, the full-back, was quite off colour. The only man who really shone on the Pembroke side was Hall, who did a lot of clever things, and once made a most inspiriting burst right through the Goodwick team, and was only pulled down just in time. Neither team did much passing, but it must be reme n- bered that the ball was very greasy and slip- pery. Of the Goodwick men, Dunsdon and Williams led the pack in good style, and Appie- dore played a good game at half. Reed was the best of the three-quarters, and Folland, at back, played a very safe, cool game. X X There was no score in the first half of the game, though Goodwick did most of the prey- ing. The game had only been going a ew minutes in the second half when Reed cros the line, and shortly afterwards Williams scored another nice try. The same player convened, and this concluded the scoring, Goodwick win- ning by 8 points to nil. Towards the clos; of the game Pembroke showed improved form, but failed to score. x x x. The teams were as follows :—Pembroke —V Bowen, back; W. Rowlands, T. Warlow, B. Rowlands, and E. Bowen, three-quarters; c; Hall and T. Price, halves: T. Thain, B. Bowen, L. Davies, J. Macintosh, E. Hay, F. Cole, ii. Hubbard, and E. Goodridge, forwards. Good --Follaiid, back; C. Phillips, Rees, Read, and A. Phillips, three-quarters; Appledore and T. Phillips, halves; Williams, Morris, Dunsdon, Smith, W. Morris, Harries, L. Williams, and P. Mahaney, forwards. Referee, Mr. Berry (Tenby). x x x Neyland Rugby Club were on Saturday at home to Narberth. The visitor were very weak, and Neyland did simply what they liked, romying home by 32 points (two converted goals, a dropped goal, and six tries) to nil. The Neyland team was as follows:—E. John, back; A. Jones, G. Harris, H. Phillips, and E. Bryant, three-quarters; G. Jenkins and R. Harris, halves; A. Richardson, J. John, C. H. Jones, W. Jolley, W. S. Rees, J. Lilycrop, A. Jenkins, and B. NicholL, forwards. XXX Next Saturday Neyland will go to Goodwick to play the West of Llanelly League match, which was postponed through frost a week ago. if they can win this match Neyland are fairly certain of the championship of the League. x x x The South Wales and Monmouthshire Foot- ball Association will hold a Referees' Examina- tion at the Sun Inn, Queen Street, Pembroke Dock, on Thursday, February 6th at 6 p.m. Aspirants for the position of knights of the whistle, who have not already done so, should forward their names to Mr. E. W. Beed, of Charles Street, Milford Haven, or Mr. E. G. Jenkins, North Brewery Street, Pembroke Dock. I_
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PEMBROKE DOCK COUNTY COURT. Wednesday, January 23.—Before His Honour Judge Bishop. APPLICATION FOR DISCHARGE. Mr. F. S. Reed made an application to vary the order made some time ago with regard to the discharge from bankruptcy of Albert Hea- therly, of the firm of Heatherly Bros. His Honour made the order for discharge pending payment of another £100 by the debtor. This, debtor had been unable to do, but he was pre- pared to offer £50. The trustee, the Official Re- ceiver, and the Committee of Inspection were all willing to agree to the variation of the order. His Honour pointed out that the creditors, who were the persons most concerned, had not been given notice of the application. Mr. J. Thomas, the trustee, was called, and said that he consented, but His Honour said whether debtor paid or not made no difference to him. The Registrar said that there were 40 credi- tors, and there was a deficiency of £905. Mr. Heatherly was called, and said that when he offered to pay the £100 he expected to be sole beneficiary under a will. That will, how- ever, had been contested, and he had not the money. He had been staying with his largest creditor in Warwickshire, and the latter had now offered to give him £50 to get his dis- charge. Debtor said that he hoped to com- mence in business again as a contractor. His Honour said that he should have to read through the Bankruptcy proceedings before he acceded to the application. MR. WAY AGAIN. Mr. Way is now a familiar figure at both the local police and county courts. As usual, di- rectly the Judge entered, he went to the wit- ness box and, handing in some documents, re- marked that he wanted £2,000. "Go away." said His Honour. "Go to Tenby race9. (Laughter.) Mr. Way: 1 will wait while your Honour looks through them (the papers). His Honour: Oh no, don't wait for me. BROTHER AND SISTER AT VARIANCE. Pierce Gwynne, farmer, of Manorbier, sued David Allington, his brother-in-law, also of Manorbier for £70 10s. There was a counter- claim by Jane Allington, for £1 16s. 6d., and another by David Allington for £41 15s. 6d. Mr. F. S. Reed appeared for plaintiff, and Mr. Marlay Samson, instructed by Mr. R. D. Lowless, defended. Mr. Reed explained that the parties werr brother and sister, and the plaintiff was ad- ministrator of his father's estate. Plaintiff was called, and said that ha re- sided at Newton, Manorbier. He was only son of the late Mr. Phillip Gwynne, and had ob- tained letters of administration of the estate. His father lived at Eastington for many years, and a sale was held on September 26th. He then went to live at Little West Hill, Manor- bier, and Mr. and Mrs. Allington went to live with him. His father died on Oct. 9th, but plaintiff had no notice of the death until the 11th., when he received a letter by post from Mr. Allington, his brother-in-law. After he had taken out letters of administration he went to see his sister at Little West Hill, and informed her of the fact, also asking her for the sale book and receipts for all moneys deceased had jaid. She replied "Can you put your finger upon anythirg that belonged to father here?" Plaintiff repeated that he wanted the receipts and sale book. She replied that everything was in Mr. Lowless's hands, and he had better go to him. They also told him not to put his foot there without authority, and he said that he had it in his pocket. Plaintiff knew that his father took with him from Eastington to Little West Hill two cows, value £11 each; a mare, value £25, a trap and harness value £6, two pigs, value £3 10s., poultry, value £2, furniture, value £12. He denied that his sister had told him that he was welcome to everything belonging to the estate. Mr. Samson produced some receipts which he said ware given by deceased to Mr. Alling- ton for the sale of the mare, cows and pigs, and also an I.O.U. for £50. Plaintiff said that the name on them was his father's, but the writing was not his father's. Mr. Marlay Samson: Are you prepared to swear this is a forgery. It is a very serious matter?—I won't say anything about that. I don't believe that is my father's writing. I have my father's writing with me. Mr. Marlay Samson later on asked plaintiff to reconsider what he had said, but he replied that the signature on the receipt was larger than his father wrote. Except for that there was no reason why he doubted the signature. After the defendant David Allington had been heard his Honour said that he considered the claim had been accounted forv by the defen- dants. He had no doubt about the signatures, and he understood that the trap and harness wore given up. He gave a verdict for defen- dant upon the claim, and also upon both coun- ter-olaims.
ST. ANDREWS, PEMBROKE DOCK. Tne induction service of the new pastor, Rev. Oscar S. Symond, B.A., took place on Wednes- day of last week, at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Pembroke Dock, and was preceded by a largely attended tea held in the schoolroom. Mr. A. McColl, J.P., presided at the service, and was supported by the pastor, Revs. W. Evans, M.A., D. H. Lloyd, W. Mendus, John Harris, H. Rees, J. C. Davies (representing the South Pembrokeshire churches), Revs. R. C. Roberts and R. H. Gent (Pembroke Dock), Rev. E W. Jenkins and Mr. Pryce Jones (Denbigh), Mr. B. Powell, J.P., and the officers of the Church. The Chairman in his opening speech referred to the efforts which had been made from time to time for building and renovation purposes, recalling th3 ra-H that the church had raised £230 in May last, and thus paid off the existing debt. The announcement was also made that as a result of the New Year's eve sale of work a sum of over £17 had been received that day On behalf of church and congregation Mr. Samuel Owen then welcomed the new pastor and Mrs. Symond, bespeaking for them the support of all. Messrs. David Phillips and Joseph Snoddy having briefly supported, Revs. W. Mendus (Haverfordwest) and J. C. Davies (Millin Cross) convoyed the felicitations of the sister Churches, wishing Mr. Symond God speed in his work, and adding a few words of homely counsel to those present. Mr. Price Jones and Rev. E. W. Jenkins (representing the Vale of Clwyd monthly meet- ing) also bore testimony to Mr. Symond's char- acter and work at Ruthin, adding their con- gratulations to St. Andrew's on its choice, and expressing the conviction that the new pastor's qualifications would prove equal to the de- mands upon them. Rev. W. Evans, M.A., joined in the greeting end good wishes to church and pastor. The seem at the close of his address, when past and present pastors Ltood grasped in hand, will be remembered by all present. L message of welcome from the Free Churches of the town having been conveyed by Rev. R. C. Roberts, Mr. Symond replied, briefly indicat- ing his plans and expressing the hope that the happy relations between church and pastor, which obtained at Ruthin, would exist at Pembroke Dock. Miss Sago then sang a solo, and addresses were given by Revs. J. H. Owen (Pembroke) and J. Harris (Milford), both speakers empha- sising the duty of prayer for the ministry and liberality towards the purposes of the Church. A few particulars about St. Andrew's may be appropriate here. The chapel, which ranks with the finest in South Wales, was opened in 1886, and has seating accommodation for 800. The present officials are:—Treasurer, Alderman McColl; secretary, Mr. Samuel Owen; organist, Miss Gertrude Webb; choirmaster, Mr. J. S. James. The membership roll numbers over 200. The Sunday school has an average attendance of The superintendents for the year are Mr. Joseph Snoddy and Mr. George Edwards; and the secretary, Mr. Alfred Prior; treasurer, Mr. W. Jenkins. On week nights the following meetings are held:—Monday, prayer and church meeting; Tuesday, Literary Society; Wednes- day, Christian Endeavour Society; Thursday, choir practice; Friday, Band of Hope.—A pipe organ (by Connacher) wa3 erected in Hi95, at a cost of £250. Two years ago a library was opened. This now contains 300 volumes. The pastorate was vacant for three years, Rev. W. Evans, M.A. (moderator-elect of the general assembly) resigning the charge in De- cember, 1904, after a ministry of 34 years. Two ministers of the denomination—Revs. T. Sidney Morris, of Runcorn, and J. M. Phillips, of Nantymoel—received their early training at St. Andrews. The church has twice entertained the South Wales Association, the last occasion being in October, 1905. In conjunction with the other churches a monthly magazine, the "Pembrokeshire Presbyterian," is published. Other features of church life are the annual singing festival in May, and the church and school anniversaries in' May and July respec- tively.—Contributed.
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The Director's Salary. Sir,—In your issue of the 3rd a correspon- dent signing himself "Villager" professes to give a condensed report of the discussion at the Education Committee on the Director's salary. Instead of condensing he quotes scraps which, taken out of their connection, do not convey the intended meaning. He altogether omits the important facts which influenced us in our own action. This appears to me so unfair that I would crave your allowing the following summary of what was said by those who supported the amendment. "A reduction of salary (seems a strange method of recognizing faithful and efficient service. Taking off £ 60 from the pay of an official controlling an expenditure of P,25,000 and who has the supervision of a staff of nearly 500 is not economy. There are 20,000 ratepayers and the salary in question does not mean d each, nor one-sixth of a farthing in the pound on the rate. To reduce the salary of the Director would mean a loss of prestige and influence, and consequently lessen his power to successfully carry out the duties of the de- partment. The Director is one of the best ser- vants of the county and has saved many ex- penses.—He has to keep in touch with every department of the Board of Education, and to be well informed as to every new order. Com- pared with a recent county appointment at a salary of Z300 with increments, where the official concerned has not a quarter of the staff to supervise-and presumably propor- tionately less work—matters have been managed so tactfully as to have avoided fric- tion with non-provided schools. Economy docs not consist in the mere saving of money, but using the resources they had in the best way to produce good, proper and efficient re- sults. The work of the Director had been such as to make the money they were spending on education useful to the children and the rate- payers generally." Hoping that "Villager," when he next at- tacks those who differ from him, will so con- dense as to give the substance, and will realise that to convey an erroneous impression is not argument.—Yours faithfully, J. WHICHER. Milford Haven, January 16th, 1908.
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