PREACHERS FOR SUNDAY, St. Mary's—8 a.m 11 a.m., 3 p.m., ana 6 p.m., Rev. J. ll. Davies, vicar. St. Thomas.—11 a.m., and 6 p.m., Rev. Arch- ileacoii fliltiers. St. Martin's—11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Rev. W. J. "iravell. Prendergast-8.30 a.m., 11 a.m., 3 p.m., and 6 p.m.. Rev. Akrill Jones, rector. Uzmaston-ll a.m. and 6 p.m., Rev. John Phillips, rector. Catholic—11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Rev. Father Woolfrey. Wesleyan-11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Rev. A. H. Hopper, pastor. Home mission services. Bethesda (Baptist)—11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Rev. Owen D. Campbell, pastor. Hill Park (Baptist)—10.30 a.m., Rev. J. Jen- kins. pastor. Albany (Congregational)—11 a.m. and 6 p,m., Rev. Owen Jacobs, pastor. The Tabernacle (Congregational)-ll a.m. and 6 p.m., Rev. E. Nicholson Jones, pastor. Ebenezer (C.M.)—10.30 and 6 p.m., Rev. W. Mendus, pastor. Moravian—11 a.ni. and 6 p.m., Rev. S. L. Connor, pastor.
HAVERFORDWEST. Children Entertained.—On Monday afternoon Miss Ada E. Thomas entertained the children of Prendergast Infants' School to tea in Hill Park Schoolroom. The children enjoyed them- selves thoroughly. The Fellows of Pembroke College, Oxford, have offered the living of Haroldston West and Lambston to the Rev. R. Rice Thomas, M.A., senior curate of Wantage, by whom it has been accepted. The Maricet, Saturday-Geese, 5s. 6d. to 6s. 6d. each: ducks, 2s. 9d. to 3s. 9d.; fowls, 2s. 3d. to 2s. 9d.; rabbits, 8d. each; beef, 5d. to 8d. per lb.; mutton, 7d. to 8 £ d.; lamb, 7d. to 8d.; pork, 2 6d. to 8d.; veal, 7d. to 8d.; butter, Is. 3d. to Is. 4d.; cheese, 4d. to 5d.; eggs, 12 for Is.; potatoes, 161bs for Is. Poor Child.—A little girl named Johns, whose parent reside on the Old Bridge, was attend- ing I rndergast Infants School, and on Wed- nesday afternoon the child was tired and sleepy, and was placed by one of the teachers in a cradle, and went to sleep. Unfortunately the child was'forgotten, and was locked up in the school. Some time afterwards the little thing was heard crying. The keys were ob- tained and the frightened youngster was soothed and restored to its parents. Bethesda.—There were crowded congregations at Bethesda Church on Sunday last, on the occasion of the second visit of the Rev. Evan Williams, the popular minister of Dalston Junc- tion, London. During the service Miss May Hewitt sang the solo "0 rest in the Lord," and the choir, under the conductorship of Mr. T. t. Thomas very effectively rendered the an- them. "I will lift up mine eyes." On Monday evening Mr. Williams lectured at the Bethes- da Chapel on "The gallows that shook America." Mr. S. W. Dawkins presided, and was supported by Rev. D. Owen Campbell (pastor), and the Rev. S. L. Connor. There was a fairly large audience. Windfall for a Former Resident.—Through the instrumentality of the Vicar of St. Mary's, Haverfordwest, Mr. John Jones, of Neath, and formerly of this town, has been acquainted of a windfall of £ 2,946. Mr. Jones's mother was, a widow when his father married her, and was then landlady of the White Horse Hotel. Mr. Jones had a half-brother named Edward Thomas, out after leaving Haverfordwest no communication was kept up between them. Mr. Edward Thomas has now died in South Africa, and Mr. Jones comes into the whole of his half-brother's estate, which is valued at £ 2,946. Mr. John Jones is an ex-sergeant and pensioner of the Royal Artillery. Oddfellows' Dinner.—The annual dinner of the Loyal Cleddau Lodge of the Independent Order of Oddfellows was held in the Dragon Hotel on Monday evening. The tables were tastefully laid, and the supper supplied by Mr. J. Mathias. Mr. T. Rule Owen presided, and among those present were the Rev. J. H. Davies, Messrs. H. J. E. Price, Hugh J. P. Thomas, Dr. Brigstocke, Hilliard Davies, A. H. Howard, and E. H. Ellis. After the usual toasts had been proposed and honoured, songs were rendered by Messrs. H. J. P. Thomas, Hilliard Davies, A. H. Howard, W. Griffiths (The Glen), George Adams, Jack Phillips and George Harries, and a mandolin solo by Mr. W. Francis. Independent Labour Party.—The fortnightly meeting of the above was held at the Coffee Tavern. Market Street, on Friday night last, when there was a full attendance of members. A paper was read by Mr. Thomas James on "The Relation of Capital to Labour." A dis- cussion ensued as to how should existing capi- tal be disposed of? An idea which gave satis- faction to most of the members was, that capital should become the property of the na- tion after a certain number of years, in the same way as patents become the public pro- perty after the prescribed time. Arrangements for a public meeting were also made at the meeting to be held about February 20th, when Messrs. Field and Trainer, of Cardiff, will be tne speakers. Fuller information in regard to this will be given shortly. Fire Brigade Dance.-Tlie Fire Brigade tea and dance which has been revived this year was held last night (Thursday) in the Market Hall, which had been tastefully decorated for the occasion by the members of the Brigade and their wives. Tea was served downstairs from four to seven o'clock, when dancing com- menced, being presided over by the firemen's wives. The M.C. for the evening was Mr. Chas. Bowen. of Milford Haven, and the music was supplied by an orchestra composed of Miss Nellie Lewis (piano), Mr. John Lewis (cornet), Mr. T. Jenkins (violin), Mr. Geo. Lewis ('cello), and 'Mr. Chas. Cook (double bass), and con- ducted by Mr. John Lewis. Dancing was kept up till midnight. Altogether the dance was a thorough success, the hall being crowded, and ought to encourage the firemen in their efforts. Sealyham Terrier Club.—The adjourned meet- ing of this club was held in the Mariners Hotel on Saturday, Mr. Henry Rees presiding. There was a fair attendance. Several new members were emailed. A communication from the secretary of the County Canine Society reques- ting the club to nominate judges for the Sealy- ham terrier classes at the April show was con- sidered, and it was agreed to recommend the appointment of Mr. H. Rees. It was also re- solved that at the next meeting, to be held on Saturday, February 8th, the question of hold- ing annual field trials, and the desirability of rescinding a previous resolution in favour of becoming affiliated with the Kennel Club will be discussed. It was pointed out that affilia- tion with the Kennel Club would be calculated to injuriously effect the working instincts of the breed, inasmuch as this feature would in time be ignored in favour of breeding for the show bench only. Free Church Girls' Guild.—A most enjoyable meeting of the Free Church Girls Guild was held in the Hill Park Schoolroom on Wednes- day evening, when, in spite of the disagreeable weather, there was a very good muster. The meeting opened witli a hymn, prayer, and a scripture lesson, which was followed by an interesting programme, arranged by the mem- bers of the Hill Park Chapel. The items were as follows:—Gramaphone selection; solo, Miss Bessie Davies; unpunctuated reading compe- tition, winner, Miss Dolly Edwards; solo, Miss E. Jones; recitation, Miss Clara Owen; grama- phone selection; solo, Mrs. Evans; general knowledge competition; winners, Miss Laura James and Lilly Tucker; solo, Miss Bessie Davies, Solo, Miss May Hewitt. In the course of the programme refreshments were served. The next meeting of the Guild will be thel annual meeting, and will be held in Wesleyan Schoolroom on February 20th, when an address will be given by Mrs. Herbert Lewis. Whist Drive.—Another whist drive was held at St. Martin's Hall on Wednesday evening and was equally as successful as the first, a good number of tables being occupied. As before, the arrangements were very carefully looked after by Messrs. A. J. Wright, A. E. Sage, and Hugh J. P. Thomas, supported by a willing band of helpers. For the most part the games were well contested, and the gap between booby and winner, in both sections, was by no means discouraging to the former. The first prize for ladies was won by Miss Williams (at Mr. Saies's), and the second by Miss Martin; whilst the booby prize went to Miss L. Reynolds. Master Leslie Ellis secured first amongst the gentleman. There was a tie- for second between Mr. Keates Wilson and Mr. W. E; C. Lewis, and this was decided in Mr. Wilsoh's favour by the ace of spades falling to his lot when a pack of cards was dealt. The honour of being "booby" was secured by Mr. Lipscombe.
THE CONDITION OF HAVER- FORDWEST. Report of the anitary Inspector. Mr. Bevan, the surveyor and sanitary inspec- tor, presented the following report to the Haverfordwest Town Council on Tuesday even- ing. "Sir and Gentlemen,—I have pleasure in submitting io you the following report of the work performed in your sanitary department during the year 1907. It is needless for me to say that I have only performed nine months' active service in your borough; having commenced my duties on tha 1st of April last. Therefore I fear my record of work carried out will appear to be somewhat small. In addition to losing the first three months of the year, it takes an official some little time to pick up the routine of an entirely new district. I have, how- ever, as far as possible made myself acquainted with the sanitary condition of the borough, and have investigated in de- tail such premises, as where serious nuisances existed, with a view to suppressing the most insanitary conditions. My work up to the pre- sent has been mostly connected with the cot- tage dwellings, and I regret to say that in nearly every house I have officially visited I have found nuisances existing that called for prompt measures for abatement. Much time has been taken up in writing and serving notices, and the re-visiting of premises to see if orders have been complied with; conse- quently I am unable to report on the inspec- tion of so many houses and premises as I should have liked. Nuisances.—1 have served 105 prelimin- ary sanitary notices dealing with various sani tary defects, at 129 different houses or pre- mises. Nuisances at 19 houses or premises have been reported to your sanitary committee after non-compliance with preliminary notices. In each case I received instructions to pursue with the statutory procedure, necessitating the service of 11 statutory notices. It is really impossible to be able to state the exact num- ber of nuisances that have been abated, as a large amount of sanitary work was in sus- pense owing to the severity of the weather at the close of the year. I am pleased, however, to be able to report that a very fair percentage of the nuisances that have come under my observation have been abated, and a good deal of work is now in the builders' hands, or under orders. The nuisances that have been dealt with consisted largely of defective privies, de- fectively trapped and badly constructed drains, and improperly paved courtyards. Twenty-nine defective privies have been converted to hand- flushed water closets; the drainage of two houses has been connected to the sewers; and a large number of obsolete iron traps have been replaced by proper stoneware gullies. In addition to the above number of notices, three notices have been served requiring the removal of manure from premises within 24 hours; 47 orders have been served upon owners of houses or buildings requiring the proper provision of waterspouts and downpipes. I have also writ- ten 57 letters on sanitary matters, mostly as reminders or followers of notices, and I have been constantly giving verbal cautions and instructions in such matters as ventilation and general cleanliness. "Sewerage.—Generally speaking, your sewers have worked very satisfactorily during the year, and they have been periodically flushed. Although towards the end of the year one or two sections with rather fiat gradients were found to have commenced to silt up. These your committee instructed me to get cleared forthwith, and the work will be put in hand in the course of a few days. The whole of the sewage, as you arc all aware, is discharged into the tidal river Cleddau, and it is very pleasing to be able to state that the influence of the tides and currents of this river appear to be very favourable for the reception of sewage, as I have not seen the trace of any sewage matter on the banks at low water. A few more, ventilating shafts, fixed at the dead ends of sewers in the higher parts of the town, would much relieve the sewers of accumulated gases. The better ventilation of the sewers needs your careful consideration. "Water Supply.—The supply to all parts of the town has been regular and well maintained for about twelve hours each day, excepting a period of a few days when it was found neces- sary to stop the pumps at the pumping station for repairs. This possible interruption in the supply will, I hope, be overcome by the adop- tion of a complete duplicate pumping plant at Crowhill, which I am glad to know is now having your careful attention. The water is turned on from the reservoirs each morning between six and seven o'clock, and is turned off again at about half-past six in the evening from all parts of the town except Portfield, where it remains on all night. Of course, water can be drawn at a large number of houses in the lower part of the town long after it is turned off before the mains are emptied. Sev- eral of the sluice valves are very defective, and will not effectually shut off the water from some parts of the district, and some of the old pattern ball hydrants are responsible for a considerable waste of water. Although several serious leaks and wastages have been discover- ed and notified, I feel sure there are some rather bad leaks existing. It is hoped that with the renewal of the defective hydrants and the adoption of some new valves in place of the old ones (the subject-matter of which is now before the Local Government Board) that it will be practicable to locate and stop all leak- ages of any consequence. With this end in view, and the proper protection of trade sup- plies by meters, and by strictly enforcing the, powers you have conferred upon you by the Waterworks Clauses Acts as to the prevention of waste in general, I can see no reason why Haverfordwest should not be permitted to enjoy a constant supply by day and night, which would be much appreciated by every consu- mer, and be a great benefit to the town all round. New Waterworks Regulations, drawn on modern and up-to-date lines would do much towards putting the working of your water-works department in a higher state of efficiency, and the adoption of stop taps at the point of your delivery on all services would remove a lot of inconvenience to householders, caused by constant turning off from the mains for private repairs. The dead ends of mains are periodically washed out, and the Fountain reservoir was emptied and cleaned out during the past summer. During my term of office 64 official notices have been served respecting leaking pipes and fittings, most of which were promptly attended to. "House Refuse.-—The collection of houes re- fuse has been regularly performed by the con- tractors for this work, except during a period of about four days in July. when the collection was carried out by direct daywork hire, in con- sequence of the contractors failing to carry out the conditions of their contract. The bulk of the refuse has been deposited at Scarrowscant. Proper sanitary dust bins would be a great improvement on some of the unsatisfactory receptacles that are now used for the purpose. "Factories and Workshops.—l^ese premises have been inspected from time to time by your medical officer and myself. I regret, however, as yet being unable to give a full report of the exact number and condition of all such places in your Borough. I have the work well in hand, and hope to complete the entering up of the register, and all records at an early date. "I have inspected all the Bakehouses in de- tail and entered up the register; there are 31 in all. I am pleased to say that, taking into consideration many of the bakehouses are very old structures, they have been found to be kept very clean on the whole. Some structural .defects were discovered, chiefly improper ceil- ings, which have been, or are being dealt with. Fifteen preliminary and sanitary notices were served under the Factory and Workshops Act. "Common Lodging Houses.—These have been under constant observation. Two have been newly-registered after certan isanitary require- ments were carried out. One is under notice to be put in a sanitary condition or to be closed. There is another that is very little used, comprising four in all, are all the com- mon lodging houses I know of in the Borough. "Slaughterhouse.—The public slaughterhouse has been frequently visited, and as far as I have seen, the animals and the carcases have been very free from any signs of disease. I have seen nothing there as regards the quality of the meat requiring any special note. The regulations as to hours for slaughtering, and allowing dogs in the slaughterhouse have not been so strictly adhered to as they might have been. "Markets.—The meat and other foodstuffs brought into your market weekly have been constantly inspected, and on two occasions un- sound meat have been satisfactorily disposed of, at the instigation of your inspector. Gener- ally speaking, the quality of the meat hae been very good from a public health standpoint. I "Dairies and Cowsheds.—There are very few of these places within the borough, nearly all the milk supply being brought in from outside and sold direct from the milk cart. Such small dairies as are in the Borough have been inspec- ted, and have been found fairly satisfactory. One small set of cowshed premises were found to be in a very bad sanitary condition. Notice was served upon the owner to make certain structural alterations, and the necesary work will be carried out forthwith. "In conclusion I would thank you for the unflagging support you have given me in carry- ing out my duties, and the other officials on your staff for the assistance I have received at their hands, and trust this report, if it has not wearied by its prolonged reading, will have given you some interesting information as to the work that has been carried out in this particular department since I have had the honour of being your sanitary inspector.—I am, Sir and Gentlemen, Your obedient servant, "W. BEVAN, Sanitary Inspector."
HONOURING THE SCHOOL- MASTER. On Monday evening there was an interesting gathering in the school at Keyston, the purport of which was to make a presentation to Mr. William Cecil, who after living a useful life as head-master at Camrose (South) School for a quarter of a century, is now retiring, under the regulations of the County Education Coun- cil, which decree that a man over 70 years of age is too old to be in charge of a school. In the abstract, and in individual cases, the rule may be a good one, but in this instance, to judge from appearances, Mr. Cecil might well have gone on for several years "teaching the young idea" at Camrose, and helping the rising generation to qualify for their duties in life. Camrose people, both north and south, have been singularly fortunate in having in their midst two such Christian perceptors as the late Mr. Fry (whose memory ought long to be kept green) and Mr. Cecil. The former has gone to his reward, but the latter is still with us, and his closing days, we may hope, will be sweetened by the knowledge that his life's work has been so fully appreciated by those who have benefited. There was a crowded schoolroom on Monday evening to take part in the presentation to the late head-master. A platform had been ar- ranged at one end, and around this were grouped some of the chief parishioners; whilst at one end, hidden by an embroidered cover until the time of the presentation, stood a handsome marble timepiece and a pair of bronze ornaments. On the clock was an in- scription setting forth that it was presented to Mr. Wm. Cecil in recognition of 25 years' faith- ful service as head-teacher of Camrose (South) School, and the date of the presentation. The clock and ornaments were supplied by Mr. Pantall, of Haverfordwest. Mr. Wm. Roberts, the chairman of the local managers, was voted to the chair, and the pro- ceedings were very appropriately commenced by Mr. C. H. Rees singing a verse of "Auld Lang Syne." Mr. P. Hancock followed with "Tiiora," and Mr. Pantall with a selection on the banjo. The Chairman said they were gathered there with mixed feelings of pleasure and of pain, but all actuated with the desire of showing! their appreciation of the valuable services ren- dered by Mr. Cecil as head-master of that school for a quarter of a century. During that long time there had not been a single instance of any unpleasantness, but Mr. Cecil in all the affairs of the school and of his private life had acted as became a straightforward, upright, and Christian gentleman. He had striven hard to give the children a good education. He (the chairman) had visited the school often to check the register, or other little business, and had invariably found the master faithful to his post. He had set before the children a good example of a Christian life, and thus fulfilled what should be the first essential of a teacher's. life. He had given them a practical proof of the value of temperance, and had worked hard in the temperance cause, in all Church work, and had been an energetic worker in the Sun- day school nearly all the time he had been in the locality. They were, therefore, not only j losing a man of high principle as a teacher in the day school, but also in the church, in the Sunday school, and in the parish; but what they lost at Camrose would be a great gain to Haverfordwest. The Chairman dwelt upon the value of Mr. Cecil's work in the temperance cause in the parish, and said, like Nelson, Mr. Cecil in closing his career at Camrose could j thank God that he had done his duty. Just as Nelson was the hero of Trafalgar, so in the noble work of temperance Mr. Cecil had been the hero of Keyston. (Applause). He hoped their deer old friend would regard the testi- monial they were about to hand over to him as a memento of the affectionate regard of every- one in the parish of Camrose. (Applause.) Song, "Only Tired," Miss George. The Rev. J. Michael said they had met for the purpose of presenting Mr. Cecil with a clock and ornaments, and he was told there would be a nurse of gold on a future occasion. They were there to render honour to one to whom honour was due. Diogenes in ancient tanos went about with a lantern in search of a man; but if the old philosopher had been born in the twentieth century and had come down to South Camrose, they could have pointed out to him a man; a man with a good head and a sound neart; a man who had the patience of Job, the meekness of Moses, and the amica- j bility of the Apostle John. He asked, why were they giving Mr. CecJ a clock? In the first place because it was an emblem of a faith- ful schoolmaster. Whenever in the future they went to Mr. Cecil's house they would find the clock was never idle; and was not that true of Mr. Cecil for the last quarter of a century in that school ? He had heard it said that at all times they were sure to find Mr. Cecil in one of three places: either in the school, in his garden, or at the prayer meeting. If they looked inside the clock which Mr. Pantall had supplied them they would find it had a good inside, that the works were sound and the mainspring good. So with Mr. Cecil the main- spring of his actions was a good heart, and with that sound everything went right. They knew he was a man whom they could trust, whom they respected for his faithful and con- scientious performance of duty. It was his pleasant duty to ask Mr. Cecil to accept from the parishioners of South Camrose that time- piece and pair of bronze ornaments. (Loud applause.) Mr. Cecil, who had a very hearty greeting on mounting the platform, said after listening to what had been said about him he hardly knew whether he was on his head or his heels. (Laughter.) He was greatly indebted to the kind friends at Camrose for the very honour- able position in which he stood that night, to receive that magnificent testimonial at their hands. He could not speak gratefully enough his sense of their kindness, nor could he find words fitting enough to express the feelings which were in his heart. That magnificent testimonial would be a link in the chain of circumstances to remind him, wherever he went, and whenever he looked at it, of the dear friends at Camrose among whom he had spent so many Hal py years. He again thanked them for their kindness in making him that presentation, and asked to be excused from further speech as his heart was too full for words. Song, "Queen of My Heart," Mr. George. Mr. W. J. Owen (Summerhill) followed with a stirring speech, in the course of which he paid a high tribute to the splendid work Mr. Cecil had done for so many years at South Camrose. He (Mr. Owen) personally would like to see sectarian teaching abolished in the day school, and to have nothing more than the Bible read, but at the same time he recognised how im- portant it was that the schoolmaster should be a Christian. They all knew Mr. Cecil was a Christian, and to his mind that was an all- important qualification for a schoolmaster. (Hear. hear.) He admired the stand which the managers had made in regard to the new master. The County Education authority wan- ted to reduce the salary from £90 to £75, but the managers were firm, and would not allow it to be done. It was not fair that the children attending country schools should not enjoy, as far as possible, the same educational facili- ties as the children in the town, and he ad- mired the local managers for the determination they had shown that the school at South Camrose should be maintained at the high standard of efficiency it had always had under Mr. Cecil. He was surprised that the chairman of the County Council should have made the remark that people all seemed to be doing the best they could for their own schools. Of course they were, and it was quite right that they should do BO. (Hear, hear.) Duett by the brothers Rees. Mr. Joseph Roberts followed with a short address, and after another selection on the banjo by Mr. Pantall, the National Anthem closed, the proceedings.
HAVERFORDWEST TOWN COUNCIL. A meeting of the Haverfordwest Town Coun- cil was held on Tuesday evening in the Coun- cil Chamber, when there were present Coun- cillor T. H. Thomas (Mayor), Alderman T. Lewis James, T. Rule Owen, Councillors Herbert J. E. Price, J. H. Bishop, Hugh J. P. Thomas, Isaiah Reynolds, H. G. Llewellin, H. J. Rogers, W. G. Rowlands, G. Merchant Phillips, J. W. Jones, and Geo. Davies. The Water Committee recommended that the surveyor issue notice warning consumers against a waste of water, and in view of the large amount of unnecessary waste which is taking place the committee recommended the Council to prosecute in all future cases. The recommendations were adopted. SANITARY. The Sanitary Committee recommended that statutory notices be served in respect of the nuisances existing at the following premises, viz.: Nos. 56, 58, 60, 62, 64, and 66, Portfield; Nos. 13 and 14, St. Thomas Green; Nos. 21, 23, 25, 27, and 29, Rock Terrace, Merlins Hill; and at the amekeepers' Arms, Merlins Hill; and that the inspector be authorised to prosecute every person who does not comply with the notice or notices served on him. They further recommended that a demolition order be served on the owners of dangerous premises situate at No. 43, Quay Street, and adjoining premises; that a demolition order be served on Mr. Wm. John, the owner of dangerous premises in Quay Street. The Surveyor reported that the steam roller had been hired to Sir C. E. G. Philipps, Bart., on the usual terms. The Surveyor re- ported on the present position of work in Perrot's Avenue, and the reasons for the delay. The Surveyor was instructed to inspect the footpath from the Belle Vue Hotel to the Race- course, and to report as to cost of necessary repairs. The recommendations were confirmed. GAS COMMITTEE. At the Gas Committee, the correspondence which had passed between the gas manager and Messrs. Harold Nickson and Co. was read as to the supply of a cargo of gas coal, which on account of the smallness of the tides it was found impossible for them to deliver at the time named. It was agreed that 80 tons of coal (Barnsley Main) be ordered at contract price by rail, and after communication had been made with the contractors either by telephone or wire, the chairman was authorised to deal with the matter. The committee ap- proved of the coal ordered, and the gas mana- ger was instructed to test the quality. The committee considered quotations for the sup- ply of pipes for the diversion of the gas main in Cartlett, and recommend the acceptance of the quotation of Messrs. Morse and Evans at £15 10s. THE BAD GAS SUPPLY. Mr. Isaiah Reynolds, chairman of the Gas Committee, offered an explanation of the in- convenience which had been caused by the inferior quality of the coal received during the last. week or two, and said it was only due to the gas consumers that this explanation should be given. It was through no fault of the committee, but was owing to the fact that a cargo of coal could not be brought up the river owing to the small tide. The committee or- dered 80 tons of Barnsley Main coal. When this was delivered it was found it was not contract coal, and was nothing like the coal they had previously had, and severely handi- capped the gas manager in producing gas. which he could not get either in quantity or quality required to adequately meet the re- quirements of ilie town. The incident served to show the need of increased storage accom- modation, a matter which the Gas Committee would have to consider. They ought to have at least a three months' supply of coal in hand, especially during the winter months. He thought the members would agree with him that under the circumstances he had set forth the Gas Committee were not to blame for the bad gas supply. He was glad to be able to state that the increased consumption of gas had been made this year than last by 650,000 cubic feet as compared with the corresponding three months of the previous year. Since 1902 the increased consumption of gas amounted to a total of 3,000,000 cubic feet. He had recently read reports of how the increased consumption of gas at Milford was proof of the prosperity of the town Seeing the increased consumption of gas was more proportionately than at Mil- ford, it may be taken as proof that Haverford- west was prosperous, and that they had more money to spend in luxuries. (Laughter.) He hoped that the cargo of coal now on its way would be here early enough next week to enable the gas manager to give the usual -x- cellent supply of gas. He moved the adop of the Gas Committee's report. Mr. H. G. Llewellin seconded and said he was pleased to hear the explanation nd lu know that the very unsatisfact ny IP,}ly • f- gas was due to inferior coal, a matter which was to be remedied. The complaints as to the quality of the coal had been very general dur- ing the last month, and he hoped that the receipt of better coal the bad qu-i-V of thi gas would not be repeated. The report was adopted. AN EXTRAORDINARY RECOMMENDATION. At a meeting of the Borough Committee (ai which there were present the Mess is. G. Merchant Phillips and J. liey Is), a n commendation was adopted "that the C. Mncil Chamber be not let for the purpjse cf ti idinv meetings, without the permission if ine Mayor, and then only on payment of c. re" iii'Vti- g, wtth 2s. 6d. extra when gas and lire were used." Mr. W. J. Jones should He legged to lale exception to the recommendation. In ^iew of the fact that the Council 'harcb.r was u> cd ty gentlemen who devoted a I arable aim j"t of their time and of their mo- y the im- provement of the town, he thouynit 'hey would be doing very wrong to inflict such a charge for the use of the room. Ho nn,v.d that ii. lIe eliminated from the report. Mr. W. G. Rowlands seconded and said he was greatly surprised when he saw the recom- mendation to charge 7s. 6d. per meeting for the use of that room. He took it to refer to the Town Improvements Committee. That com- mittee had been brought into existence with the object of effecting improvements in the tuwn and district, and in a measure their aims were identical with the Town Council, and they existed for a like purpose. What, therefore, was more natural than that they should meet in the municipal offices of the town. Only recently they had been discussing the advisa- bility of advertising the town; and they had got out illustrated guide books to distribute broadcast, and make the town known. If, how- ever. that Council were going to make an exorbitant charge of that kind they might as well burn the books and give up the matter at once. He could hardly think that Council would be so daring as to accept such a recom- mendation as that made by the borough Com- mittee. He hoped they would take a more reasonable view of the matter, and make only a nominal charge if they made any at all. The Mayor: The Borough Committee was also greatly surprised to receive a complaint from the caretaker. The caretaker complained that she could not put up with the spitting and the dirt in the room after a meeting of that committee unless she was paid an extra salary. That is the reason of the recommenda- tion. I was asked if I had given permission for the room to be used, but I had to reply, that no one had ever asked me since I have been in this chair. Mr. W. J. Jones said it was quite right the permission of the Mayor should be asked, and it was probably an oversight. It was added that the permission of the ex-Mayor was given, during whose year of office the meetings com- menced. Mr. I. Reynolds said he supported what had been said about this prohibitory charge. The Town Improvements Committee was called into existence at a town's meeting, presided over by the Mayor, in that very room, who sanction- ed the use of the Council Chamber for holding the meetings. If the present Mayor had not been asked no doubr that had been overlooked. It was, of course, quite reasonable that that Council Chamber should not be used for all sorts of committees, but committees which had been directly called into existence at a town's meeting should be differently regarded, and ought to have the use of the room free, perhaps paying something to the caretaker for giving extra trouble. He suggested, instead of elimi- nating the recommendation of the Borough Committee, that they should add the words, "except for committees appointed at a duly called meeting of the inhabitants of the town, and in such circumstances that the caretaker be remunerated for extra trouble." Mr. W. J. Jones said/he objected to the prin- ciple of the recommendation, and he would stick to his resolution to strike it out, leaving it to the generosity of the committee to give the caretaker something. Mr. Herbert Price seconded the amendment moved by Mr. Isaiah Reynolds, that the care- taker should have reasonable remuneration. Mr. G. Merchant Phillips said the Borough Committee never thought anything about the Town Improvements Committee more than any other committee, as other committees met in the Council Chamber. Alderman T. Rule Owen said he quite agreed with the recommendation. That Council Cham- ber belonged to the Corporation of Haverford- west, and anyone wanting to use it should not only ask permission, but should pay some- thing for it. Why should there be an exception in favour of one committee more than another? Tne Town Clerk, replying to a question, said Tasker's Governors paid for the use of the room, as also the Governors of the Grammar School. Alderman T. Rule Owen: Why should the Town Improvements Committee have the use of the room free ? I consider this room is not a public room; it belongs to the Corporation of Haverfordwest, and is to be used for carry- ing out the duties connected with the business of the town. There have been some rather ugly remarks, I gather, about some of the commit- tee not conducting themselves as gentlemen while they are here. Mr. Isaiah Reynolds: That is open to ques- tion. Alderman T. Rule Owen said they had com- plaints of spitting and dirt, and for the extra work of washing the floors the caretaker should be paid, and not by the Corporation. Mr. W. G. Rowlands said the complaint of the caretaker was scandalous. He had been at most of the meetings, and he had never seen anything of the kind, nothing more than was usual at the committee meetings of the Cor- poration. Mr. W. G. Llewhellin said he had certainly never seen anything of the kind* and he had had the pleasure of attending a few meetings. The Mayor said he knew nothing about it. The complaint was made by the caretaker of much spitting. The Town Clerk, in reply to a question, said the Grammar School and Tasker's paid £2 per annum each for the use of the room. Perrot's Trustees did not pay anything, but they were entitled to the free use of the room. On a vote being taken the second amend- ment moved by Mr. Isaiah Reynolds, was carried. This was made an addition -0 the recommendation that no charge be made for committees appointed by a town's meeting, but that they should give the caretaker reasonable remuneration. THE FIRE BRIGADE. The Fire Brigade Committee recommended that Rule No. 23, having reference to the charge for attendance of the brigade at fires outside the borough, be altered, as from the 28th inst., from 2s. 6d. per hour or part of an hour, to 3s. 6d. per hour for the first hour, 2s. 6d. per hour for the second hour, and Is. 6d. per hour for each succeeding hour. This was agreed to.
MILFORD HAVEN. Police Court.—On Saturday morning John Murphy was charged with vagrancy. P.C. Williams found him begging in Hubberston Village tne previous day, and took him into custody. The magistrate, Col. Roberts, dis- charged him with a caution. j The Gordon Mission.—Through the kindness of several ladies and gentlemen, a tea and en- tertainment was given on Tuesday last to 60 children belonging to the Hubberston Sunday School. During the evening recitations and solos were given by the teachers and scholars, oranges, sweets, and crackers being distributed amongst them. A pleasant evening was brought to a close with cheers which were heartily responded to for Mrs. Stokes, the ladies and gentlemen who subscribed to give the tea, and the teachers.
MILFORD PETTY SESSIONS. Wednesday: Before Mr. J. LI. Davies (in the chair), Messrs. G. H. D. Birt, S. B. Sketch. Robert Cole, and William Hire. ASSAULT ON A SISTER. Mary Ann Smith, of Robert Street, preferred a charge of assault against her brother, Charles Smith, labourer, of the same address. Complainant said the defendant was always making a bother, and her father, who was 80 years of age, wanted him kept away from the house. Her brother said he was the boss of the house, but she was the tenant. Since taking out the summons she had stayed away from the house because she was afraid of her brother. In default of paying a fine of £1 and costs the defendant was sent to prison for one month with hard labour. BLACK LISTER'S TROUBLES. James Stephens, fisherman, Robert Street, was charged that he being an habitual drunkard and placed on the black list, obtained whiskey at the Spirit Vaults in Hamilton Terrace, on January 13th. Defendant was ordered to pay a fine of 10s. and costs. MISCELLANEOUS. Edward Thomas, Hakin, charged with allow- ing a horse to stray on the highway in Spikes Lane on January 13th, was fined Is. inclusive. Thomas Hebblethwaite, jobmaster, Hakin, was charged with allowing a mare to stray on the highway in Spikes Lane on January 13th.- Fined Is. inclusive. John Scobell, fisherman, Pill, charged with being drunk in Charles Street on January 10th, was fined 2s. 6d. inclusive. Mark Kempston, fisherman, of the smack Triumph, charged with using obscene language at Hakin, was ordered to pay 2s. 6d. and costs. William Jenkins, labourer, Barley Moor, was charged with driving a pony and trap without a light on the 14th, and was fined Is. inclusive. William Davies applied for an ejectment or- der against Richard Burden, which was grant- ed, subject to the usual 21 days' notice.
LANDLORD CHARGD WITH ASSAULT At the Milford Haven Petty Sessions on Wed- ^ay—before Mr. J. LI. Davies (in the chair) and other magistrates—Gertrude Bevans. Waterloo Road. Hakin, charged Herbert Smith, the li- censee of the Spirit Vaults, Charles Street, with assaulting her on December 3rd. Mr. W. J. Jones, solicitor, Haverfordwest, appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr. Gilbertson, solicitor, Pembroke, for the defence. Gertrude Bevans said she was recently em- ployed as a domestic servant by the defendant Smith. On December 3rd Mrs. Smith went to a dance at Haverfordwest, and she did not return until ten o'clock the next morning. She went to bed shortly after twelve o'clock. After she had been in bed about an hour Smith came into the room. and witness ran into the bedroom of Rachel Bray, who was a barmaid at the vaults. She told Miss Bray what had happened, and she said she would tell auntie in the morning. She was frightened when the defendant came into her bedroom. When the defendant came into Rachel's room after he said he thought there was somebody in the house. Witness replied that Smith knew who was in the house when he came into her bed- room. Smith replied that he thought there were burglars there. Mrs. Smith was told the next day, and tola ther not to tell her mother. She left on January 8th. Rachel Bray, who said she was a relative of the defendant, corroborated. Mr. Gilbertson said he did not think there was any case to answer. They were charged with assault and battery. Herbert Smith said he kept the Spirit Shop in Charles Street. Before that he was a master mariner in the employ of Messrs. Sellick for 16 years. He had heard the plaintiff's story, and it was a fabrication from beginning to end. He never heard anything about it until January 8th. when his wife dismissed the girl. He never touched the girl in his life. Mary Ann Smith, the wife of defendant, said about a fortnight after the girl came they were aroused at night by Bevans shouting out that there were burglars in the house. The girl alarmed the house again about a fortnight after. On December 3rd witness was away. The plaintiff never complained to her, but kept on with her work as usual. Mr. Price, partner in the firm of Messrs. Sellick, Morley and Price, said defendant had been in their employ for seventeen years. He was a very good, steady fellow, and there had never been a complaint against him.. Mr. Gilbertson, for the defence, said that case rested on the unsupported testimony of a young girl. The girl's story was concocted in a spirit of revenge for being turned away from her place. In the face of that serious assault the girl remained in her situation for five weeks after. The Chairman said the magistrates had very carefully considered that case, and had come to the conclusion that there was not sufficient evidence to justify a conviction. The case would be dismissed.
Pembrokeshire and Haverfordwest Infirmary.— Number of patients in the above institution for the week ending January 25th, 19; admitted, 6; discharged 2; out-patients, 62.
PEMBROKE COUN1 Y MAIN ROADS. ALTERNATIVE SCHEMES. Alternative schemes for dealing with the main roads of the county will be brought before the County Council next Tuesday. Copies have been supplied to each of the members, and we append them:- PROPOSED BY COL. IVOR PHILIPPS. Subsidies to be continued as at present, provided the Urban District Council agree to accept these conditions, subsidies to be cal- culated on the rateable value, the payment to Haverfordwest Borough Council being taken as the basis for calculation. 1. Subsidies to Rural District Councils to cease after this year, that is, no subsidies to be paid after those due on the 31st March, 1908. 2. The mileage of main roads in the county to be gradually increased in rural districts until each rural district has the same proportion of mileage of main road compared with its rate- able value. It is suggested that there shall be one mile of main road for every iEl,800 of rateable value. 3. The new or additional main roads to be selected by the Rural District Councils in con- sultation with the County Council. The new roads should as far as possible link up present main roads, and should be the main thorough- fare in the county. The Rural District Coun- cils to apply to the County Council for these selected highways to be made main roads, in accordance with the Local Government Act, 1888. 4. As soon as these highways have been placed in proper repair and condition, they will be taken over under Sec. 11 (7) L.G.A. 1888, and maintained by the County Council. Until they are in a condition to be taken over they must, of course, be maintained by the District Councils, as at present. 5. To assist the Rural District Councils in placing these highways in a condition to be taken over by the County Council, a grant to be made to them by the County Council for the improvement (not the maintenance) of these roads under Sec. 11 (10) L.G.A. 1888. 6. These grants to be calculated as follows:— For each mile of main road deficient in any rural district in any year the sum of ZlzO shall be paid to the District Council. This money to be expended by the District Councils under the general supervision of the county surveyor. in widening, strengthening, and improving the highways so that they may be made in a fit condition to be taken over by the main roads. The money to be expended on the road mile by mile so as to place at least a portion of the road in good order each year. As soon as each portion is placed in good order it shall be taken over by the County Council. The Dis- trict Council shall decide which portion of the highways shall first be improved, but it is obviously desirable that the portion nearest an existing main road shall bo first improved. 7. It will be to the interest of the Rural District Councils to hasten forward the im- provement of these roads so that they may the sooner be taken over by the County Council. For this purpose it is suggested they should help out the County Council grant by means of special grants from the District Councils and by local subscriptions. 8. The advantages claimed for the scheme are that all the present inequalities will gradu- ally be adjusted, and in a few years all Rural District Councils will be placed on an equal footing, each having its proper proportion of main roads. 9. (Here follows a table showing how the pro- posal will work out.) 10.—The cost of the scheme, as regards rural districts during 1908, would be Z7,043, as fol- lows :— 116 miles, at £48 per mile £5,568 0 0 Grant of £20 per mile on 74 miles 1,480 0 0 E7,048 0 0 11. The cost would gradually work up to L9,120, as the new main roads were taken over by the county, as follows:— 190 miles, at £48 per mile £ 9,120 0 0 (Signed) IVOR P. PHILIPPS. Cosheftgn Hall, Pembroke, 3rd pecember, 1907. PROPOSED BY MR. W. PALMER MORGAN. 1. That each rural district shall be appor- tioned one mile of main road for every £ 1.000 assessable value, subject to alterations, as pro- vided under clauses 2 and 3 of this scheme. 2. That the mileage in each rural district shall be increased or reduced, according to the average amount expended per mile on the main roads for the last three years, as COlll- pared with the average amount expended per mile for the last three years on the Narberth district main roads, viz., JS31 18s. 2d. 3. That the mileage of main roads each rural district shall receive shall be the mean of the above two figures under clauses 1 and 2, Nar- berth under clause 1 at its present assessable value shall receive 50 miles, and shall be the basis for calculation under clause 2 for other districts. 4. That each Rural District Council shall put the intended new main roads in a proper state of repair and width before they are taken over by the County Council, and they (the District Councils) shall select the roads they desire to be taken over by the County Council. 5. The Urban District Councils shall receive subsidies and maintain their own highways. and that each other Urban or Borough Council shall receive a provisional amount according to its assessable value. 6. That the annual amount of subsidy each Urban District or Borough Council shall re- ceive shall be 2 per cent. of its assessable value. 7. That all the figures and calculations under this scheme shall be based on the new assess- ment of the county for county rate purposes when completed. Yours faithfully, (Signed) W. PALMER MORGAN. Narberth, October 29th, 1907. SUGGESTED OPPOSITION BY URBAN AUTHORITIES. At the meeting of the Haverfordwest Town Council on Tuesday night a letter was read from Mr. R. D. Lowless, Town Clerk of Pem-' broke, to the effect that he understood the Main Roads Committee were considering a new scheme of dealing with the main roads of the county, and asking if the Haverfordwest Coun- cil was satisfied with the scheme? His council was of opinion that urban districts were not fairly dealt with, and believed it would be well if the urban districts were to take united action. Mr. Isaiah Reynolds said there was a County Council meeting next Tuesday, and he was afraid one of the two schemes would pass, unless they should happen to be referred back again; therefore, if the urban councils were to take action it should be done at once. So far as Haverfordwest was concerned, Col. Ivor Philipps' scheme was very unfair. It took as Philipps' scheme was very unfair. It took as the basis £ 375 as being paid to Haverfordwest, whereas for the last three or four years they had received about £ 450. Taking Haverford- west as the basis, they would receive zC375 and no more. That was very unfair, and they ought to protest against it most strongly. He saw no reason why the rural districts should benefit at the expense of the urban areas. Of course, in tHe case of Haverfordwest they need not accept the iE375, but they could charge the actual cost of the roads as formerly, so that Haverfordwest would not suffer so much as some other towns. If they were to oppose the schemes they ought to take steps at once. Ex. cept for this unfairness to the urban districts he approved of Col. Ivor Philipps' scheme. As for Mr. Palmer Morgan's scheme, that did not differ greatly, except, perhaps, that he proposed to benefit Narberth more. (A laugh.) The Town Clerk said it was not certain that the rival schemes would come before the County Council next Tuesday. Mr. Reynolds said all he knew was that copies of the schemes had been sent out to the members of the County Council. The Town Clerk said he wrote the Main Roads Committee with regard to the reports of the road from Dirty Bridge to Swan Square, and he received a formal reply to the -effect that it had come before the committee, and was ordered to stand over with other applica- tions—including one from Milford-as a sub- committee had under consideration the pre- paration of a scheme for dealing with the main roads of the county. He did not think that the sub-committee had sat yet. Mr. Reynolds said if this scheme should get through it would affect Haverfordwest about L100 a year, equal almost to a 2d. rate. The Town Clerk said of course they could claim what their main roads cost-there was no doubt about that, whatever the County Council might do. After some further discussion a sub-commit- tee consisting of the Mayor, Alderman T. Lewis James, and Messrs. Isaiah Reynolds, and Hugh J. P. Thomas, was appointed to take the necessary steps to protect the interests of the urban areas.
HAVERFORDWEST TOWN IMPROVE" MENT COMMITTEE. At a meeting of the Town Improvements Committee held at the Council Chamber, Ha- verfordwest, on Friday, the Rev. D. Akrill Jones occupied the chair, and there were also present:—Mr. Sidney J. Rees (hon. sec.), the Rev. John Phillips, Messrs. Hugh Saunders, A* J. Wright, J. W. Phillips, Wm. John. F. Lang- ford. W. Bevan, S. R. Evans, Tom Davies, Y., Phillips, J. L. Jenkins, Sidney Davies, Wm. Thomas and T. 31. Phillips. The Chairman said their Secretary had re- ceived a reply from the Haverfordwest Rural District Council to the Committee's letter. The Council had insructed their surveyor to report upon the necessary repairs to the footpath at the New Road. With regard to the sub-com- mittee appointed to consider the best means of distribunng throughout the country the new guide books, the matter had been under con- sideration, and the committee had decided to wait and see what steps were taken by the Haverfordwest Town Council with x<.l :< v. to the guide books in their possession. The com- mittee could then supplement any scheme of distribution undertaken by the Council. Mr. Bevan said the work on the Crowhill path was practically completed. Five guineas had been expended, which left them "1" two guineas to complete the work there. Since this report a gentleman has kindly given a swing gate to replace the stile entering the fields. The Rev. John Phillips enquired what steps had been taken towards the organisation of the administration of the relief fund? The Chairman said that they had decided not to send the letters to the clergy, rninisers, and guardians until they had more money in hand. It was useless inviting particulars as to perhaps 100 cases of destitution wh- -st they only had about £10 in hand for the relief fund. The treasurer (Ir. Â. J. Wright) presented his report. There was slightly over £60 stand- ing to the credit of the Committee on both their accounts, about £10 of which was the re- lief fund. As the result of considerable discussion it was decided to suspend operations after the work on the Frolic had been completed, it being felt that the worse of the distress would have been tided over. The whole scheme was then to be drawn up, and the sanction of Sir Charles Philipps obtained to "the Scotchwell portion. Perrot's Trustees were then to be ap- plied to for a grant, it being felt that the most powerful appeal to the charity would be the work which was to be undertaken at the Scotchwell.
PRENDERGAST BURIAL QUESTION. On Tuesday, in the parish room, Prendergast, an inquiry was held by Mr. H. A. Reed, M.Inst.C.F. into an application for the acquisi- tion of a piece of land near Back Lane, Pren- dergast, for burial purposes. There were present:—Mr. T. H. Thomas (mayor). Mr. R. T. P. Williams (town clerk), Mr. F. J. Warren (Borough Accountant). Mr. George Davies. Mr. Hugh J. P. Thomas. Mr. Lucas, Mr. H. Rees (Springfield), Mr. Philip White. Mr. J. H. Rogers (clerk to the District Council), Rev. D. Akrill Jones (rector), Mr. J. Alfred Evans. Mr. Wm. Roberts (Glanafon), Mr. Thomas Lewis (Greenfield). Mr. George Shankland, Mr. John Bartlett. Mr. Richard Evans, Mr. John Thomas (Park Cottage), Mr. James Evans (Hermitage), Mr. W. Bevan, and Mr. W. Mortimer -Thomas. The land proposeto be acquired belongs to the Rector of Prendergast, and the price asked is £180, which is at the rate of £120 per acre. No objections had been received from anyone living within 100 yards limit of the proposed new burial grouud. Of the plot of land. it is proposed to devote three-quarters of an acre to actual burial purposes. In reply to the Inspector, the Rector said it was not proposed to divide the burial ground into consecrated, and unconsecrated portions. That had never been done in Prendergast, and he hoped that the principle would be con- tinued. Mr. Lucas said that the average number of deaths for Prendergast and Prendergast North during the last 10 years was 24. Mr. R. T. P. Wiilliams said at one time the Town Council entertained the idea of a pub- lic cemetery for the whole of the town as the mos desirable scheme, but in deference to the strong wishes of the people of Prendergast the Council abandoned that idea, and decided to support •Vti'n of Prendergast After i. -uriiig evidence the Inspector visited the land, and will report in due course. A Haverfordwest "Venture."—William Fredk. Powell .oore. an elderly man of fine stature, was charged at Bristol on Thursday ab. etining money by false pretences. The accused put up at a Bristol hotel last December, ex- plaining that he was visiting the city to secure investors, amongst friends, to the amount of £5,000 in a culm mine at Haverfordwest. He incurred a bill of £17, and obtained £3 on a promissory note, and then decamped, taking a. bottle of whisky. He was wanted at Leicester on a charge of obtaining money by a bogus pro- missory note. Defendant, who served in the East Kent Regiment and the 3rd Border Regi- ment from 1869 to 1891, retiring with the honor- ary rank of major, was sent to prison for four months. The Major was recently staying in Haverfordwest, and by all accounts certain people in the town are interested in his lte. f CONCERT AT WESLEYAN SCHOOLROOM. A most enjoyable concert was held in the Wesleyan Schoolroom last night (Thursday), when, in spite of other attractions, the school- room was well filled. The proceedings were opened by a quartette, "Good night, be oved" (Pinsuii), by Miss Amy Jones, Mr. J. Thomas, Mr. J. Adams, and Mr. G. Weller. Miss Ella Rees then sang. "Bid me discourse" (Bishop), which was excellently rendered. This was fol- lowed by a song, "Hybrias the; Cretan" (Elliott), by Mr. Parkes; song, "My ain folk" (Laura. Lemon), by .rs. J. Thomas, who was encored; song, "The sailor's grave" (Sullivan), by Rev. T. Prothero, who was loudly applauded. Mr. Trevor Hogan then gave an excellent rendering of "Sing me to sleep," on the banjo, and was encored. Miss Amy Jones, accompanied by Mr. C. Bulmer. F.R.C.O., and a violin obligato by Mr. Colin Jenkins, gave a sweet and effec- t rendering of "Sleep, my darling, sleep," r. was loudly encored. The second part of the programme was even better than the first and was opened by a pianoforte solo. "Air de bullet" (Chaminaele), by Miss Chugg. R.A.M., the accompanist for the evening. This was followed by a banjo solo, "Danse bon hon," by Mr. Hogan. who when encored gave an ex- cellent rendering of "The Holy City." Miss Ella Rees then sang "Hugo," and responded to an encore with "The worst girl in school," which delighted the audience. Then followed a song. "Blow, blow, thou winter wind," by Mr. Parkes; and song, "Three green bonnets," by Mr. Thomas, both being loudly applauded. One of the most amusing items of the evening followed, viz.. a duet, "Will you walk and talk with me," by Miss Ella Rees and Mr. J. Adams, who were encored. The Rev. r. Prothero then sang, "The City of Light" 'Adams), followed by a song. "Good-bye" (Tosti) by Miss A. Jones, accompanied by Mr. C. Bul- mer and Mr. C. Jenkins and was again encored. The last item was a quartette by Miss Amy Jones. Mr. Thomas, Mr. Adams, and Mr. Weller, who finished with the National An- them. »—'
HUNTING APPOINTMENTS. THE PEMBROKESHIRE HOUNDS Will meet or. Monday, 3rd., at Picton Castle; Thursday, 6th.. at Trewern. Each day a; 10.30 a.m.
3Birtbs—flDarriaoes—2>eatbs. BIRTHS. WILLIAMS.—Jan. 23, at Dartford. Kent, the wife of the Rev. D. R. A. Williams, of a daughter. MARRIAGES. LEWIS—HARRIES.—January 28. at the Regis- trar's Office, Haverfordwest, Mr. B. J. Lewis, Gwynfe House, Solva, to Miss Ethel K. Harries, of Rose Cottage, Solva. DEATHS. JAMES.—Jan. 24, at WThitchurch, near Solva, Mrs. Bet James, aged 75 years. EVANS.—Jan. 25, at Llanungar Farm, Solva, Mr. W. Bennett Evans, aged 47 years. Deeply regretted. In ever loving memory of John Henry Coram, who died February 2nd, 1907 (at Newcastle Emlyn), aged 59 years. "Peace, perfect peace, with our loved one far away."—From Wife and family.