OUR WINTER *T* x SALE Will Commence on January, 1 Qth, When every article—every piece of Material we have in Stock—will be brought to such a Price as will invite a speedy clearance. We make no exceptions to this rule and although extravagant Prices and exorbitant Profits are strangers to us at any time, the difference between Sale Prices and our Ordinary Prices will be most Emphatically Marked. Our Sale Borgains are FACTS NOT FICTION. When you think it over. And take into consideration the fact that we hold no intermediary Sales (?), neither do we purchase a lot of inferior Goods "Specially for the Sale" and call them Bargains, it is as plain as daylight that ours is a genuine Sale, and an extremely favourable opportunity to purchase Winter Requirements at Bargain Prices. Even in the best regulated business, stock will accumulate and it's a mistake to hoard it up. We find it necessary to hold a Sale to- wards the end of every Season and that is why we now announce our Annual Winter Sale. The genuine nature of our Bargain opportuni- ties is well known and the Coming Event will, we feel sure, greatly enhance our reputation in this respect. Our Sales are based on the principle that it pays to be honest —exactly honest-with every customer. If an article is soiled, we mark it "soiled" and tell you it is so. But please don't think this is a Sale of old stock—far from it. It is a Sale of all that is Latest and Best in Fashionable Attire for Ladies' Winter Wear, Seasonable Drapery, and Household Goods- All of it our own regular dependable stock. WE DO NOT PRETEND To "Give things Away," we do not talk about "Tremendous Sacrifices," we do not even issue a detailed Catalogue, because however volum- inous it might be it would be Quite Inadequate to eonvey a true idea of the number and value tf the Bargains we shall place before you. Will you pay us a visit during the Early Days of the Sale? You will not be worried to buy a lot of things you don't want, but you will see for yourself what remarkable reductions in price have taken place in so many things you do want. BARGAINS OF EVERY.DAY UTILITY THAT WILL APPEAL TO ALL LOVERS OF ECONOMY WILL BE WITHIN THE REACH OF ALL AT <j WHICHER & JAMiESON, 55 & 57 Charles St., Milford Haven. OPPORTUNITIES. We cannot give many items here. We can only give you a few samples of value. Child-' ren's Furs in great variety, all sorts and sizes from Is. up; Mormoh Furs from 4s. lid, 5s. lid., 6s. lid., 7s. lid. to 10 guineas the set; Reliable Furs in the Latest Designs at most remarkable Price concessions. But even as a straw will show you which way the wind blows, so will these specimen show you where the Bargains are. BARGAINS INNUMERABLE. Being of such an essentially Seasonable Char- acter, will be subjected to particularly heavy price cutting. We shall offer the latest fash, ionable models in Trimmed and Untrimmed Millinery at just about one half the usual Prices. OUR WINTERfSALE. We have a splendid collection of Fashionable Blouses that we intend to clear right out. It will be obvious that a clearance is intended— prices will prove it. Also, in Ladies' Outfitting, Corsets, Hosiery, Gloves, and all kind of Fancy Wear, the Bargains will be almost endless. And the same in all other departments. SALE COMMENCES ON JAN. 16th. AN EARLY VISIT WILL BE TO YOUR GREAT ADVANTAGE. Although this will not he merely the Sale a day or two, naturally there will be many argains on offer during the first few days, wInch, once sold, it will be impossible to re- peat. WHIGHER & JAMIESON, 55 & 57 Charles St., Milford Haven.
MUNICIPAL WORK AT PEM- BROKE DOCK Market Water and Drainage Problems. BREEZY MEETINGS. A meeting of the Pater Committee of the Pembroke Town Council was held on Monday at the Coronation School, when there were pre- sent the Mayor (Mr. C. Young). Aldermen J. Hutchings, W. Jones, and W. Phillips, Coun- cillors W. Robinson, W. Rees, W. Owen, J. Grieve, T. Davies, J. Lawrence, and W. Evans, with. the Town Clerk (Mr. R. D. Lowless), and the usual officers. THE MARKET. The Chairman of the Market Committee (Mr. Grieve) said that the plans for the proposed hall at the Market had not yet. been prepared. Nothing had been done, for it had been im- possible for the Surveyor to do anything, so that this matter would remain in abeyance for the present. It was reported that two new hose, 50 feet long, were required for the purpose of washing out the market. It was stated that the old hose had been patched so much that they could not be further repaired. Upon the proposition of Mr. Lawrence, it J was decided to purchase the hose required. MT. T. Davies asked if Mr. T. G. Hancock had been consulted with regard to the pro- posed hall, as no doubt he could give a lot of information about it. Mr. Grieve said that he did not propose to consult any outside party. The Mayor said that he had consulted Mr. Hancock, who was taking a keen interest in the matter. Aid. Hutchings asked if it was proposed to build a hall in the Market. He did not think they ought to spend L200 or L300 at present. Was the hall wanted? He did not think there was any demand for the hall. The Mayor: It is not proposed to spend any- thing out of the rates. Ald. Hutchings said that he did not con- sider the proposed hall was a necessity. He had never heard any application for it by any theatrical or political party. He did not think they should start an opposition to the Temper- ance Hall out of the ratepayers' money. Aid. Jones agreed that the hall was not re- quired. The town was not in a state of pros- perity, and the matter could be left until things improved. Aid. Phillips wanted* to know how it was proposed to raise the funds without affecting the rates. Mr. Grieve said that the matter was not defin- itely before the meeting that day. When the plans were prepared and put before the Com- mittee he would be prepared to answer any question and tell them what it was proposed b;) do. With regard to the demand for the hall he said that he thought there had been a de- mand for the hall for meetings in connection with that Council. There was no place now where they could ask people to come to a public meeting with any comfort. It was thought by some of them that they could make a comfortable hall capable of seating 2,000 to 3,000 persons, and it was not proposed to spend any money out of the rates at all. It was not proposed to build a new hall, but to alter the present building, so that it could be more used than it was now. He did not know whe- ther they would be able to let it and make a profit, but if they could, why should not the ratepayers have that profit? After the matter had come before the Committee, then they could tllrow it to the winds if they liked. Aid. Phillips said that he did not want Mr. Grieve to think that they were all antagonistic to the scheme. He, for one, thought that the ratepayers would be ready to spend £100 or Z200 to make a comfortable hall, because he thought they could get interest on the money by letting the hall. He only asked what plan Mr. Grieve had, but lie did not know he had a secret he could not divulge. The Mayor said that Mr. Hancock had taken a deep interest in the matter. He was prepared to work with the choir to raise funds for the proposed work. He should support it strongly when it came out. Mr. Rees thought a market hall would be a very good thing, especially as the money was not coming out of the rates. He thought, how- ever, that they should insist upon having the money before any work was done. After some further discussion the matter dropped. A letter ws thrn read from the Paffer Ward Ratepayers' Association asking for the use of the Market Hall on January 27. Mr. Owen proposed that they have the use of the hall free of cost and Aid. Hutchings seconded. It was decided to allow the Association the use of the Hall upon payment of the cost of the gas used. WATER PROBLEMS. A few months ago Mr. Robinson brought. up the question of the water supplied to the Gas Company from which it appeared the revenue had shown a marked decrease. Mr. Robinson now stated that he had taken the readings at the meter at the Gas-works during the past 11 weeks. The first two weeks were not satis- factory. The meter got damaged, whether wil- fully Qr not, he could not say. One of the officials told him he could smash any meter in a week. He did not doubt it. (Laughter). He was under that impression before. (More laughter). Mr. Grieve: It could be done quicker than in a week. Mr. Robinson proceeding, said that he had satisfactory records for seven weeks. Accord- ing to the average used for these seven weeks -and he believed they had used more—the Company used 400,000 gallons of water a quar- ter. That at Is. Od. per 1.000 gallons would come to Z21 per quarter, which was e3 more than they paid for the whole of last year. He would suggest that they should get a better meter than they now had, which he was afraid was not strong enough for the job. He had an- other proposition to make also. He found that this £21 would be collected by the collector, and that he would receive about 21s. for it, and at the same rate he would get £4 4s. for the year. He thought that this was rather a tall order. He thought they should have a fixed price for the collecting of this money. He proposed that the money due in respect of ¡ these meters be paid to the Town Clerk in future. Aid. Jones: Who is the collector? I Mr. Robinson: The collector, Mr. C. W. Lawrence, receives it. I Mr. T. Davies said that there were a number I of small amounts which had to be collected as well as the big amounts. Mr. Robinson said that he had said nothing about the small amounts. He referred to the places where there were water meters. There were only about 30, as well as the Dockyard and the War Department. The two latter now paid direct to the Town Clerk. In response to further questions, Mr. Robin- son said that there were some 500 owners who paid 3s. a year water rent. Mr. J. Lawrence asked then if Mr. Robinson
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PEMBROKE DOCK WINDOW SMASHING. Case before the Quarter Sessions. Curious Contretemps. PRISONER'S AFFECTING PLEA. T1"(' case ix which a young gunner of the R.G.A., at Pembroke Dock, was charged with J sma.;?hing a plate glass window ar that town, on December 28 di—fully reported in our las: issue—had a somewhat remarkable conclusion at the Pembrokeshire Quarter Sessions, on Tuesday, when prisoner came up for tiial be fore Mr. Abel Thomas, K.C., M.P., chairman, and other magistrates. The learned chairman had alluded, in charging the Grand Jury, to the necessity of the prosecution proving that the value of the broken window exceeded £ 5. The Grand Jury returned a "true bill," and when the case was heard this point ar.ose, and the Chairman said no direct evidence -is M value had been given. The manager of the shop was recalled, but was unable to say anvthng from personal knowledge, and the prosecution were not in a position to carry the case any further. The Chairman hesitated for a moment as to whether he should decide there was no case. or allow the matter to go to the jury for deci- sion. Prisoner's fate, as it were, hung in the balance, and curiously enough it was decided by prisoner himself. The Chairman had just remarked that he thought he would allow the case to go to the jury, and was about to give his summing up when the Clerk of the Peace reminded the Court that prisoner had not yet been called upon for his defence. This omis- sion was rectified, and prisoner handed in a written statement, which the Chairman read. It was a frank admission of his guilt, and a plea for another chance. The Court were evi- dently very favourably impressed, and at the conclusion of the statement the Chairman con- sulted his colleagues, withdrew the case, and discharged the prisoner. THE EVIDENCE. Peter Wilson, aged 21, a gunner in the Royal Garison Artillery, station at Pembroke Dock, was charged with breiking a plate glass win- dow, value over iP-5, the property of Arthur Li. Williams, trading as Moore and Co., chemists, Pembroke Dock, on December 28th. Mr. Mirlav Samson (instructed by Mr. Jones- Lloyd) conducted the prosecution. Henry Harries, assistant at Mr. Williams' shop, said the prisoner entered the shop at about 9 p.m. on the day in question, and took up a box of pomade from the counter, and proceeded to walk out. Prisoner refused to put the box back, and witness succeeded in getting it from him after a struggle. He ejected him from the shop, and shut the door, but prisoner struck at the glass panel of the door with his cane, and broke it. Witness then went out through a side door and gave information to the police. James M. Thomas, manager of the shop, corroborated thy statements of the previous witness, and said that when prisoner struck the panel he shouted, I'll have him when he comes out." Supt. Thomas, stationed at Pembroke Dock, said on receiving information from Mr. Harries he found prisoner outside the shop in Com- mercial Row. With assistance he took him into custody, and when charged he said "I don't know what made me do it." By the Chairman: The prisoner was strongly under the influence of drink, but was not drunk. He could walk. The Chairman: But some men can walk straight when their minds are drunk. Supt. Thomas: Prisoner was not in that con- dition. The Chairman: He was what you call fuddled ?" Supt. Thomas: Yes, sir. This closed the case for the presecution. THE QUESTION OF VALUE. The Chairman (to Mr. Samson): It is essen- tial you should prove the damage was greater than R5. I do not think there is any evidence of that. Mr. Samson: You held that the question I put to the witness was not relevant. The Chairman: You put to him "What was the value?" If he had answered there and then that might have been something. What he said was The paperhanger or glazier told me." That was not evidence. Mr. Samson: I should perhaps be entitled to ask him what, in his opinion, is the value ? Chairman I agree. You are entitled to re- call him, and it will be for the jury to con- sider what value they put upon that. Mr. Samson: There is, of course, some evi- dence in the kind of glass that was broken. (Portions of the broken glass had been pro: duced in court). Chairman: I don't know whether there are any gentlemen of the jury who know anything about the value. Probably they Know a great deal more than I do. You must ask him Have you any opinion except what the glazier told you?" Mr. Thomas, the shop manager, was then recalled. Mr. Samson: Apart from what you were told by the glazier are you able to say yourself at all what is the value of this glass? What, in your opinion, will it cost to replace it? Witness: I cannot tell exactly myself. But I know it is over L5. The glazier said it would cost £9 10s. Chairman: That is not evidence. Mr. Samson: Can you tell me approximately from your own knowledge what it would cost. The witness said he could not. Chairman: You are a chemist. Is there any- thing you know of the value of this glass apart from what you have been told? Witness: No. I cannot answer that. There was an estimate. Chairman: You must not tell us anything about that. Mr. Samson intimated that he could not carry the case any further. The Chairman: I think, perhaps, I had better allow it to go to the jury. The learned Chairman was about to address the jury, when the Clerk of the Peace inter- posed, and prisoner was asked if he had any- thing to say. PRISONER PLEADS FOR MERCY. Prisoner handed in a written statement, which the Chairman read. In this Wilson ex- pressed sorrow for what he had done, and said he was willing to forfeit his pay every week in order to pay off the damage. He was very drunk at the time, having been with a man, who said he came from Sheffield, and asked him to have a drink. Afterwards he made his way to the Barracks as he thought, and the next thing that happened he was being taken to the police station by an Inspector and policeman, who told him he had broken a window. He could not think what made him
FOR EVERY MEMBER OF THE FAMILY. tY' L IIW All our stock TPIJPT ¥ L' 1>V -$§2 ffiSP PI ~— is high class, but sess the ideal No where in town p r e s e n t no do you get such matter what the value for your age and taste of moiiey; nothing the individual cheap,%nd shoddy but real lasting we can snit them value. A glance from gold rim- at, our win dows med for will convince you that this shop down to silver contains the sort of presents you watches for the are proud to give younget boy. and the receiver glad to get. D. PANTALL, L.S.O., Seweller^an^fQuaimcS) 11, MARKET STREET, AVT> 48, HIGH STREET, HAVERFORDWEST, NEYLAND.
do it. He promised if ha was allowed to pay for the damage it would never occur again. If discharged from the Army he would try and get money to pay for it. He had been asked if he did it to try and get out of the Army, and he said" X 0, I don't want to get out of the Army; I like the Army very much." I hope and trust," the prisoner wrote in conclusion, "You will deal lightly with me, and give me a new start in life. I know I have not been what I ought to have been, but I will try and be better in the future." The Chairman (to the Jury): There is no evidence that this damage is greater than £ 5, and I think, having consulted tke gentlemen and I think, having consulted tke gentlemen with me. 1 cannot even leave it to you. which I perhaps you will be very glad to hear in view of the statement which I have just read. This of the statement which I have just read. This (holding up the written statement) sounds to me like a defence one does not often hear, namely I did break the window, and I am very, very sorry." (To the prisoner) You are discharged. j — I
I PEMBROKE DOCK ODD FELLOWS. OPPOSE STATE INSURANCE. The annual meeting of the Pater District was held in the Queen Victoria Lodge-room, Temperance Hall on Saturday, 2nd January, when the following officers and brethren from the lodges in the district attended, viz:— Bros. R. S. Williams, P.G.M., T. H. Edwards, P.D.G.M., J. Brown. P.P.G.M., P.C.S., W. H. Warlow, P.P.G.M.. R Collins, P.P.G.M., A Picton, P.P.G.M., H Thomas, P.P.G.M., W P Cole, P.P.G.M., J Edwards, P.P.G.M., J Eynon, P.P.G.M., W H Harris, P.P.G.M., W T Morris, P.G., J Pepper, P.G., L Brickie, P.G., W 11 Bowen, P.G., T G Morse, P.G., A Smith, G.M., A. Williams, N. J Picton, N.G., J. Pinch, N.G., R F, John, O.G. The minutes of the last half- yearly meeting and the balance sheet were read and adopted. Bro. T H Edwards, P.D.G.M., was elected P.G.M., and Bro. J Pepper, P.G., was elected P.D.G.M. for the year 1909 Bro. J Jones, P.P.G.M., of Grove, Pembroke, was elected as the delegate to re- present this district at the A.M.C., to be held at Bradford during Whitsun week. Bro. W. P. Cole. P.P.G.M., was nominated as an auditor for the district, and it was hnhed that a levy «f 3d. per member be made to defray the expenses of management. I A resolution issued by the Board of Direc- tors was unanimously adopted, viz:—"That this meeting emphatically protests against any form of compulsory National State Insurance, which would strike a blow at the principle of individualism and self-help, and pledges itself to resist any such proposals as they would be destructive of the best interest of Friendly Societies." The following resolution was also adopted:— That this meeting, finding that a substantial increase has taken place during the past year in the lodges of the district, hereby expresses its thanks to all who by their work in the lodges and district have contributed to this gratifying result, and request that under the stitmulus of past success the brethren and their friends be asked to continue their efforts." During the year a most successful outing was given the Juvenile section of the district. and on the 50th January. 1909, a dinner will take place at the King's Arms Hotel. Pembroke, to which all Oddfellows are heartily invited. Members can obtain their tickets from the secretaries of each lodge in the district.
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O TERRIFIED RAILWAY PASSENGERS. Two Cross Keys colliers, named Thomas Crew and Jesse Andrews, were prosecuted by the Great Western Railway at Newport on Satur- day for making a disturbance in a railway car- riage on the night of December 23. Mr. T. Baker Jones appeared in support of the sum- monses. Several passengers in the compart- ment, including women, were so terrified by the quarrelsome conduct of the two men 'and their bad language that the train was stopped. Defendants denied being there. The Bench fined them 40s. each.
proposed that the collector should collect some 500 accounts for about Z4, and make a couple of visits to each, whilst they would take away all the plums. Mr. Rooinson said that the collector received the money when he collected the rates, and it cost him nothing. He did not have to make a separate journey for each. Mr. Lawrence said that the collector had to make extra journeys. Mr. Robinson said that the Council had to send a man to take the readings of the meters. The collector simply made out a bill, gave a report, and took the cash. He could do the lot himself in half a day. A warm discussion followed, and Aid. Phil- lips declared emphatically that after the reve- lation they had heard that 'afternoon, they ought to uphold the hands of the Chairman of the Water Committee. Mr. Robinson complained that very little in- formation had been given him about the water, and a lot had been hidden from him. But it would come out in time. It appeared that the readings of the meter were taken by the plumber and they were not submitted to Mr. Robinson. The Mayor suggested that the plumber should in future make two reports, one to the collector and the other to the Chairman of the Com- mittee. After some further discussion the resolution that the water meter accounts be paid direct to the Town Clerk in future was carried. PURIFYING THE TOWN. The Sanitary Inspector (Mr. P. Morgan), made a report in which he gave the names of some 40 owners and occupiers in Pembroke-street, Victoria-road, Princes-street, Laws-street, and Gwyther Street, whose property was not pro- perly drained. He asked the Council to au- thorise him to serve notices upon these persons to connect with forthwith. The name of Aid. Hutchings appeared in the report as owner of some of the premises com- plained of, and the Alderman immediately- jumped upon his feet and excitedly said that he did not know any nuisance had existed upon his premises, as he had erected a new closet only eighteen months ago. Aid. Phillips asked if there was a nuisance in each case? Aid. Hutchings said that he hoped this re- port had not been brought up to provide a job for someone. What was the object of it ail ? How was it the Inspector suddenly found out all these houses had a nuisance. He said it was done to provide a job for someone. These nuisances could not have al! broken out in a week or two. Thev must have existed before. The Inspector said that there was a nuisance I at each of these places. There was no provision at all for slop water at. any of the houses men- tioned in Lawsstreet and Gwyther-street. This was not the first batch he had reported to the Council. About six months ago he reported a number of houses in King-street and Clar- ence-street. As Sanitary Inspector he consid- ered it his duty to bring the matter before the Council. He might say that the lane at the back of Gwyther-street and Laws-street was a disgrace, because the people would throw slop water there. With regard to the suggestion of making work for anyone, he had no idea of doing anything of the sort. The only person he was making work for was nimself. He had now made the report, and the responsibility had fallen from his shoulders. Ald. Hutchings said that these nuisances I must have been going on for years, and it was strange they should now all be brought on at once. He suggested that if there were nui- sances, notice should be served on the owners to abate them, and they should not be asked to spend all this money. The Mayor thought that they ought to sup- port the Inspector. He had made a clean sweep, and if he had fixed on one or two cases he would probably have given offence. Aid. Hutchings asked if the list prepared by the Inspector covered the whole town, and the Inspector said that he had visited certain streets because he considered they needed deal- ing with first. It was impossible to cover the whole of the town in a week, or in a month, and he should report on the other portions of the town later. The Mayor said they were entitled to call upon every one of the owners which had been mentioned to connect. Mr. Grieve having referred to the great nui- cance caused by the throwing of slop water in the lane between Gwyther Street and Laws Street, the inspector to serve the necessary notices to connect. LLANREATH LIGHTING. A petition was read from a number of the inhabitants of Llanreath asking that the public lighting be extended to Llanreath. The Town Clerk reported that 40 of the in- habitants were in favour of having the lamps, five were against it, and ten were indifferent. Mr. Owen thought that they should have the gas, and upon the propooition of Ald. Phillips it was decided to accede to the request. The Town Clerk: You declare Llanreath a district for lighting purposes. Aid. Jones: They objected when we wanted to once before. J The Clerk: Yes, on the ground of cost. I