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PEMBROKE DOCK. This (Thursday) morning the wedding took place, at St. John's Church, of the Rev. John Titus (who is shortly leaving for Llandovery), and Miss Alice Cornelia Williams, daughter of the lite Mr. Cornelius W'illiams, of Pembroke Dock, and sister of Mr. A. Ll. Williams. On New Year's Eve a draft of about 200 men of the Welch Regiment left Pembroke Dock for service abroad in South Africa. The regi- mental band played them to the station, and a large crowd assembled and gave them a hearty send off. On New Year's Eve a successful whist drive and dance was held at the Temperance Hall by Mr. Fred Evans. On the following evening a social was held in the new wing of the National School, under the auspices of the Royal Dockyard Sunday School, when a large number of ladies and gentlemen spent a very pleasant evening. Wedding.—On Saturday morning an ex- tremely pretty wedding was solemnized at St. John's Church. The contracting parties were Miss G. Leonard, of Pennar, and Mr. A. Aves- ton, of Devonport. The Rev. J. Titus conducted the marriage service. The bride was attired in a pretty costume of cream, with hat to match. The bridesmaids were Miss Constance Leonard, sister of the bride, and Miss G. Aveston, sister of the bridegroom. Both were attired in costume's of silk, with hats to match. The duties of best man were carried out by Mr. J. Aveston, brother of the bridegroom. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr. Robert Leonard. Both" Mr. and Mrs. Aveston were the recipients of numerous presents. Police Court.—On Tuesday, before Mr. J. Hutchings (in the chair) and Messrs. J. Law- rence and W. Angel, Allan Mitchell, Front Street, was brought up in custody charged with being drunk and disorderly on the 4th inst.—Defendant pleaded guilty to being drunk, but not to the charge of being dis- orderly.-P.C. Rowlands said that at 10.40 p.m. on the previous evening he was on duty in Meyrick Street orth, when he saw the defen- dant coming out of the fish restaurant. Wit- ness then said that defendant poked fun at him (witness), at the same time using abusive lan- guage. A large bottle of whiskey was found on defendant. There was a large number of children in the street, besides ladies.—Mr. Hutchings asked defendant what he had to say, and defendant Teplied quite frankly, Nothing, onlv that I was drunk." Mr. Hutch- ings said that defendant seemed very proud about it, and defendant thereupon said he was always sorry when he got sober. Continuing the chairman said that defendant ought to be ashamed of himself.—Defendant was fined 7s. 6d. and costs, or 14 days in default. Old Age Pensions.—A meeting of the Pem- broke Dock sub-committee of the County Old Age Pensions Committee, was held last Wed- nesday, Mr. S. B. Sketch presiding, when several adjourned claims were considered. One was allowed, one disallowed, and one further adjourned, whilst five new claims were allowed. Altogether 152 claims have now been dealt with by the committee, of which 141 were allowed, and 11 disallowed on the grounds of means and poor relief.—No special arrangements other than are usually made when the Army and Navy pensions are paid were made at the Post Office. The first pensioner to receive her money on Friday morning was a Mrs. Thomas. On this day 76 pensions were paid at the head office, and 88 at Pembroke, whilst another five claimed their pensions on Saturday. The sub- offices at Pembroke Street, Pennar, Monkton, and East End alsn paid a number of claims. Of the 76 persons who were paid at the Pem- broke Dock Post Office on Friday, the majority were women, and 45 of them were able to sign their names. On Friday the Post Office officials had a very busy-time, for nearly 100 Army and Navy pensioners also fame in for their money. I The news arrived in Pembroke Dock on Fri- day last of the death of Mr. Kinton Bond, for many years headmaster at Plymouth Corpora- tion Grammar School. The funeral took place on Tuesday, and was largely attended. De- ceased was a prominent Freemason, and was greatly respected in the Three Towns. He was a brother of Mrs. S. Kinton, of Victoria Road, Pembroke Dock. St. Andrews.—A social was held on New Year's Eve in the schoolroom which was taste- fully decorated with flags, mottoes, etc. There were over 300 persons present, the social being organised to raise funds for the church. During the early part of the evening a musical pro- gramme was given by the members of the church, including the following:—Solos by Miss Edith Jago, Miss Emily Jago, Miss Susie Jen- kins, Miss Alice Cozens, and Mr. J. Evans and Mr. Foulkes. A recitation was given by Master Bert Gibby and an insrumenal duett by Mr. R. Dally and Miss Gwen Dally, and a reading (humorous) was given by Mr. J. James. The accompanist was Miss E. W. Dally. The gener- al arrangements were undertaken by Mr. J. James as secretary, but the coffee supper was left in the hands of Mrs. Symond and Mrs. D. Dally, who carried out their duties in an admirable manr^r. This pleasant evening was followed by a watch-night service, which was conducted by the pastor, the Rev. O. S. Cymond. Off to Canada—The Wesleyan Church at Pembroke Dock are now losing two of their most useful young men in the persons of Mr. W. Ernest Collins, son of Mr. J. Collins, Market Street, and Mr. T. Griffiths, of Prospect Place. These young men have been appointed probationers in the Canadian Methodist minis- try, their sphere of labour being at Regina, in the province of Saskatchawan. It may be men- tioned that both of them have filled every pul- pit in the Pembroke Circuit during the last five years. They are eloquent in speech, and are well adapted for the kind of life which they have chosen to lead. On Sunday after- noon last the Rev. W. Wandless presented each of thorn with a beautifully inscribed hymn book, at the same time wishing them every prosperity in their new sphere of life. The rev. gentleman also referred to the place at | which they were destined to labour, and said that they would have to battle many a hard fight, as they were going out to a strange land, to preach the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, to practically heathen tribes. Both young men responded to the presentation, and each said that they would some day come back and tell them of their experiences 'n Canada. The congregation then sang th:it most solemn liyma "God be with you, till we meet again." Mr. Collins and Mr. Griffiths sails from Liverpool on Friday by the s.s. Corsica of the Allan Line. We wisli them long life, so that +hey may be spared to see the product of the harvest of their labours in a strange land.











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