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PENSION DAY. THE SCENE AT HAVERFORDWEST. Of the 135 persons entitled to an old age pen- sion in the Haverfordwest district, no less than 56 had personally obtained the first week's grant at the Post Office by about mid-day to- day, whilst 20 others had obtained their's by deputy. During the morning the number of old people in the vicinity of the Post Office was quite an exceptional sight, and many were the expressions of gratitude that this auspicious day had at length dawned. The Act Denounced. MR. E. ROBINSON'S OUTBURST. At a meeting of the Old Age Pension Com- mittee at Eglwyswrw Mr. Edward Robinson brought forward a notice of motion to rescind a resolution granting a pension in what he described as "a most flagrant case." The Act itself, said the speaker, was one of the most monstrous and profligate Acts of Parliament that has ever been passed by the Legislature. The surprising feature was that really deserv- ing applicants were refused a pension through having some slight relief granted them by the parish authorities. That, he hoped, would soon be obviated when pointed out to the Government. In most of the cases that had come before the committee's notice, the parties had money on deposit in the bank; a num- ber had land, horses, cattle, sheep, and pigs, but, notwithstanding all that. they came to claim, and obtained old-age pensions. Previous to the Act they were able to save money from these limited means, and in the majority of in- stances with the pension added it would mean that they would be able to leave a nice sum to distribute to their children at death, which had been obtained from the already over- burdened taxpayers. He (Mr. Robinson) had been under the impression that pensions would be granted to persons who were practically penniless and on the verge of pauperism. The motion to rescind was carried unani- mously.

SAD FATALITY AT HAVERFORD.WEST.

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-'---.---MILFORD PETTY SESSIONS.

CLARBESTON ROAD NOTES.

Family Notices

CHRISTMAS IN HAVERFORDWEST.

CHRISTMAS WEDDINGS.

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HAVERFORDWEST SURAL DISTRICT…

Haverfordwest OrAmmer School,

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