-:0:- CLARBESTON ROAD. Wiston C.M. Chapel.—On Sunday last the pastor, the Rev. T. Protheroe, received into church membership thirteen young men and women. The anniversary services will be held on July 10th, when the preacher in the morning and evening will be the Rev. Prin- cipal Prys, M.A., of the Theological College, Aberystwyth.
I THE HAUNTED SHED, OR THE BREAKING OF THE SEALS. Thrilling Adventure in the Jubilee Gardens. Late on Wednesday night a curious docu- ment was surreptitiously delivered at the County Guardian" Office It purported to be written by a Councillor, but our inquiries have failed to elicit any information of this or in- deed of most of its contents. However, this is the weird narrative, the point of which lies perhaps in its application:— (By a Councillor.) I have it on the authority of my medical adviser that I am still alive, and my con- demned constituents mournfully complain that, though a Town Councillor, I yet speak. It may also be a cause of complaint that I yet write, but, even in my present indefinite condition, duty commands that I should place on record a brief account of my amazing ad- venture in the Jubilee Gardens this evening. Early in the day I had paid a visit to Sidney Pughps and, although that gifted tonsorial artist turned me out "oiled and curled like the Assyrian bull," the fretful porcupine is now quite comfortable in comparison, and I can pluck a quill from off my body with just as much ease as that interesting animal. With this quill and with much trembling and trepi- dation I now seek to write. This is my dread tale. Listen! Oh, my children. Mr. C. Dudley Morris it was who tempted my curiosity. As long as I can remember the galvanised shed on the Jubilee Gardens and the secret close pent within had worried me. It was reputed to be coeval with the beginning of Time. This may not be exact, but its origin and its raison d'etre appear to have been al- most lost in the misty past. Indeed many regarded it as a natural feature in the land- scape just as much as the hills or the river. At any rate it was eaid to be haunted. At occasional intervals a quiet figure was reported to have been seen unlocking its portal, silently gliding in, relocking the door, and after many hours as silently emerging and disappearing. I was ever sceptical of ghosts, but this puzzled me. I determined to pluck the heart of the mystery." Then, I repeat, Mr. Dudley Morris tempted me. Thus he wrote to Tuesday's Council meeting:— "I shall be working in the shed on the Jubilee Gardens between 7 and 8 o'clock on Wednesday evening, and I shall be glad to show you what is inside." At last," I cried, the mystery solved, the whole discovery found out." The Town Clerk laughingly said there will be no more mystery about it," and my more thoughtless colleagues scoffed. But I determined to be there. That whole night I lay sleepless, dream- ing of The Mystery of the Hansom Cab," The Man in the Iron Mask," the footprints which disturbed Robinson Crusoe's tranquillity, whether Peary or Cook deserved the credit of finding the North Pole, who was the actual murderer of poor Cock Robin, whether Caesar crossed the Rubicon, whether the Duke of Clarence was drowned in a butt of Malmsey, whether Washington cut down the cherry tree, whether Wellington said Up Guards and at 'em," whether Diogenes ever had a tub, which was first-the hen or the egg, why does a dog trot sideways, what was the true history of the house John erected, and other such classic and historic mysteries. What was inside that secret shed? I should see. Having fortified myself with a glass of milk in a dairy, put on rubber-soled boots, equipped myself with the manacles of the Handcuff King, a dark lantern, a bulldog revolver, a crowbar, a stout cudgel, a dog collar, a look of deter- mination, and a flashing eye-kindly lent for the occasion by a popular novelist- I set forth for the Jubilee Gardens. Should I return? Who could say? The thought that there was an undertaker's convenient consoled me. If I died, my family would say he was ever brave, but it was rashness to tempt the secret of the shed." However, I should be immor- talised. Concealing my flashing eye beneath a glower- ing brow I drew near. I confess my heart beat tumultuously, almost splintering my new fancy vest. I quivered with excitement. "Ha! what was that"? I gripped my cud- gel in one hand, my crowbar in another, my dark lantern and flashing eye in-yes, quite correct, I was an octopus ^nd a centipede for the moment, and could do anything. But, bathos! The dim figure which I had discerned hugging the exterior of the shed was only another Councillor. He had his boots off, and was salaaming in reverential. awe at the en- trance. I stole up cautiously. "Hush," said he, "it is within." I hushed. The silence was like a slab of margarine. It lay upon me like a Welsh rabbit. I was suffocating. The gleam of my flashing eye relieved the stillness. I ventured to ask "what is within?" The statue of Rameses, the most famous of the ancient Egyptian kings, begun when he was alive, and completed by genera- tions of genii" whispered my bootless com- rade. Begone, rash man, let us not in- trude." I was rooted to the ground, as firmly as if I had been planted by the Improvement Committee. Then suddenly the door opened. The sense of mystery the spirit daunted, and said as plain as whisper in the ear the shed is haunted." I say," said a hearty voice, what are you two fellows prowling about there in broad daylight? If you want to come in, come in. You will see an excellent model of King Edward VII., an extremely spirited and strik- ing likeness which does credit to Mr. Dudley Morris. The statue will be finished in about two years." Then I woke up. I had. been dreaming. Nothing was real save the model. Still I will always claim with pride that to me is due the solution of the Mystery of the Haunted Shed.
Haverfordwest. -:0:- Preachers for Next Sunday. St. Mary's.—8 a.m. and mid-day (commu- nion), 11 a.m., and 6 p.m., the Rev. John H. Davies, M.A., vicar. St. Thomas.—8 a.m., 11 a.m., and 6 p.m., Ven. Archdeacon Hilbers. St. Martin's.—8 a.m. and 11 a.m., and 6 p.m., Rev. A. Baring Gould, vicar. Prendergast.—8 a.m. and 11 a.m., and 6 p.m., Rev. Joel Davies, rector. Uzmaston.—11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Rev. John Phillips, rector. Catholic.-ll a.m., 3 p.m., and 6 p.m., Rev. Father Woolfrey. Wesleyan.—11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Alderman E. S. Phillips, Neath. Tabernacle (Congregational).-ll a.m. and 6 p.m., Rev. E. Nicholson Jones, pastor. Bethesda (Baptist).—11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Rev. Owen D. Campbell, pastor. Ebenezer (C.M).—10.30 a.m. and 6 p.m., Rev. W. Mendus, pastor. Albany (Congregational).—11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Rev. Owen Jacobs, pastor. Moravian.-ll a.m. and 6 p.m., the Rev. W. G. Stooke, pastor. _=:
A Golden Wedding.—The fiftieth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. William Rees was celebrated at Hemlock Street, Indiana Harbour, East Chicago. Mr. Rees is a native of Haverfordwest, and when still young removed with his parents to Merthyr. He was married in 1860, and, with his wife, crossed the Atlantic in 1881. They resided in New- burg, Cleveland, up to four years ago, when they removed to Indiana Harbour. Death of Mrs. W. Rees Davies.—His many friends in Haverfordwest and Pembrokeshire sympathise with Mr. W. Rees Davies, K.C., the Attorney-General for Hong Kong and formerly M.P. for this county, in the heavy loss he has sustained by the death of his wife. Mrs. Davies, who passed away on June 18th, was the second daughter of Mr. John Birkett, late of Kendal. Haverfordwest District Nurse Fund.—The annual meeting of subscribers will be held in the Grand Jury Room at the Shire Hall, Haverfordwest, on Tuesday next at 2.30. Mr. Isaiah Reynolds will preside, and Miss Pilgrim, the nurse inspector, will deliver an address. As the meeting will be a very important one it is hoped that all who possibly can will attend. Commerce House Shop Assistants' Outing.— The trip to Broad Haven on Thursday last of about twenty shop assistants of the well known establishment of Commerce House, Ltd., Haverfordwest, was of a very enjoyable character. The weather was delightful and the arrangements excellent. The party drove to the Haven by brake, arriving there soon after three o'clock. A sumptuous repast was served at the Royal Hotel, after which the party broke up, some strolling about the sands, others climbing the cliffs and enjoying them- selves in various ways. The party left the Haven soon after nine o'clock, arriving home at ten o'clock.. Haverfordwest Boys' Brigade.—Owing to so many Sunday School outings on Thursday, in which a number of the brigade boys are scholars, the distribution of medals has been postponed until 8 p.m. on Monday next. The boys will assemble in the Market Hall at 7.30 sharp. Donations and subscriptions towards the funds have been sent in by the following, who are in sympathy with the work I am doing for the young of Haverfordwest and district and wishing the movement every suc- cess:—Mrs. James Thomas, The Dingle, iEl; Mr. Harcourt Powell, high sheriff, iEl ls.; Mr. W. Eaton Evans, deputy sheriff, 10s. 6d.; Mr. R. P. L. Penn, Camrose, £ 1 Is.; Mr. R. Summers, Goat Street, iPl ls.; Mr. T. Rule Owen, The Glen, El.-Edward Pearce, Hon. Instructor. Shocking Cycle Accident.—A distressing accident, which might easily have been fatal, occurred on Tuesday evening at the bottom of City Road, the victim being Miss Constance James, daughter of Mr. William James, 122, Cemetery Row, City Road. She was cycling down City Road, when she entirely lost control of the machine in consequence of the brakes failing to act, with the result that she dashed into the kerbing at the end of Chapel Lane. The bicycle was going at a terrific rate, and on striking the kerb it rebounded, and the unfortunate young lady was violently thrown to the ground, sustaining injuries to her face, to her side, and to the back of her head. She was taken into a neighbour's house, where she bled for nearly three-quarters of an hour. Medical aid was summoned, and Dr. Wilson advised the young lady to be kept very quiet. Miss James never lost consciousness, but at times appeared dazed. Those who witnessed the accident speak of it as a miraculous escape. Tabernacle Sunday School.—In pleasant but not particularly warm weather yester- day the annual Sunday School outing in connection with the Tabernacle took place to Broad Haven. There was an unusually large attendance of pupils and their friends, several brakes and waggons being kindly lent by various local tradesmen for their conveyance. Tea was served at the Haven in excellent style, and the customary sports, arranged by the officers and teachers of the school, were much enjoyed. The Rev. E. Nicholson Jones was in charge, and the party returned to Haverford- west about 9 p.m. after a very enjoyable day. Funeral of the Rev. T. Gough Griffiths.- The funeral of the Rev. T. Gough Griffiths, whose death we recorded last week, took place on Saturday morning from his late residence in Hill Street to St. Martin's Cemetery. It was of a private character. A short service, conducted by the Revs. W. Mendus, W. G. Stooke, and Owen D. Campbell, was held at the house, and those who took part in the last rites at the graveside were the Revs. Owen D. Campbell, W. Reynolds, and Archdeacon Hilbers. The Rev. Owen Jacobs was amongst those present.
Great Summer Sale at Commerce House, Haverfordwest. To-day (Friday) the great annual sale of summer goods at Commerce House, Haverford- west, opens, and, as usual, an exceptionally large and choice selection is on offer at much less than the ordinary prices. The sale is recognised throughout the county as present- ing one of the most genuine opportunities of securing first-class goods at amazingly low cost, and as this year on account of the national mourning, stock had to be held back, the bargains available are more numerous than ever. They include a splendid selection of millinery hats, ready to wear hats, untrimmed shapes, ladies' costumes, blouses, coats, be- sides the newest lines in textures and shades in the dress department. Laces, veilings, gloves, neck wear, etc., are offered in great as- sortment. Gentlemen are catered for in the outfitting line, whilst householders should in- spect the huge stock of carpets, linoleums, rugs, bedsteads, etc. In every line genuine bargains are shown as a personal visit will easily convince. Further particulars will ap- pear next week.
» PERSONAL. An excellent photographic group taken at the Adams-Barclay wedding at Weston-super- Mare, on the 14th inst., is published in this week's edition of the Ladies' Field," while this week's number of the Ladies' Pictorial" also contains portraits of the bride and bride- groom.
"FOURTEEN COTTAGES IN TWO YEARS." TOWN COUNCIL MATTERS. Making Talkative Ratepayers Pay. At the meeting of the Haverfordwest Town Council on Tuesday evening, the Mayor (Mr. Hugh J. P. Thomas) presiding, a discussion took place respecting the erection of the workmen's dwellings in Prendergast. The Town Clerk mentioned that he had not yet received the names of the sureties from the contractors. The Mayor called attention to the length of time provided in the specification, and said that two years for the erection of fourteen workmen's cottages was absolutely ridiculous. Mr. Llewellin: We shall be paying interest for the money borrowed and receiving no rent. The Town Clerk pointed out that the specifi- cations had been before the Council, and it was on the basis of those specifications that tenders were invited. The Mayor: I had no idea that two years were specified. I don't know what the con- tractors can find to do for two years on the job. The Surveyor pointed out that the specifications were dealt with by a committee of the whole Council. The Mayor: Were the specifications read out to that committee? The Surveyor: Yes, before the advertisement was issued for tenders. The Town Clerk said the money would be borrowed by instalments. They would borrow £ 1,000 at the start. The Mayor: All I feel is that the houses are wanted, and wanted badly. Mr. Isaiah Reynolds said that half the houses would be occupied within the first twelve months. The Town Clerk did not think the contrac- tors would have any objection to accelerating the work. The Mayor: I should think they would be very glad. The Town Clerk asked whether the contractors should be invited to finish all the houses within twelve months or do them in pairs of cottages at a time. Mr. Rogers said it was all very well to fix a time limit, and no doubt it would be to the advantage of the contractors to finish the work as soon as possible, but circumstances might arise which would cause delay. Haverfordwest was not a town to which workmen would be attracted from other places. In this work they would have to depend on Haverfordwest work- men .At the present time there was a difficulty in getting masons, and the present contractor had one job in hand at the present time. Mr. T. H. Thomas: I hope we shall not have any strange men here. We have plenty of our own. I know of men who have to go to Milford every morning and return in the evening. Mr. Rogers: They are working for Haver- fordwest contractors in Milford. The Mayor moved that the contractors be asked to finish the work within twelve months. This was seconded by Mr. T. H. Thomas and carried. The Mayor: We cannot go further. Mr. Isaiah Reynolds: We can offer them a bonus to finish it in 12 months. (Laughter.) It was decided to ask the contractors to send in the names of their sureties immediately. CHARGING THE IMPROVEMENTS COMMITTEE. Mr. Llewellin called attention to a paragraph in the report of the Gas Committee to charge the Town Improvements Committee 10s. a ton for the tar. The Committee, said Mr. Llewellin, were doing a very excellent work both inside and outside the borough, and he should like to know why the resolution granting tar gratuitously should be rescinded. He did not think that the quantity of tar supplied was in any way abnormal. The Mayor: It is a reduced charge. Mr. Llewellin said that the Town Improve- ments Committee were working with voluntary subscriptions. Mr. Reynolds: All the ratepayers do not subscribe. Mr. Llewellin: Some are not so generous. (Laughter.) Mr. Isaiah Reynolds remarked that it was stated that the Improvements Committee were willing to give 10s. a ton for the tar. Mr. Llewellin: The Committee may be will- ing to pay a nominal sum, but it would be a generous act on our part to give them the tar free of charge. Mr. Isaiah Reynolds pointed out that a good deal of the tar was used outside the borough. Mr. Llewellin said he had attended most of the meetings of the Town Improvements Com- mittee, and he had never heard the suggestion that the Committee were prepared to pay for the tar. Mr. Merchant Phillips: Can the Surveyor enlighten us as to how much tar has been given to the Committee. Mr. Gibbon (gas manager) replied that three tons of tar were given to the Committee last year, and some six tons had been supplied, but not given, this year. Mr. Llewellin moved that the paragraph be deleted, and that the tar be supplied gratui- tously as in the past. This was seconded by Mr. White. Mr. G. H. Llewellin proposed that the tar be supplied gratis to the Town Improvements Committee. Mr. W. J. Jones seconded. Alderman Bishop observed that the Improve- ments Committee only used the tar on one or two paths. All the ratepayers had to pay for it. Not even a bucketful of tar had been laid in the Castle Square or in Prendergast. If Mr. W. J. Jones or Mr. Llewelliiy desired to be charitable let them put their hands in their own pockets. That was the way to be generous. Mr. W. J. Jones: Talk is cheap, and as Mr. Bishop has made the suggestion he should make a start. Mr. Bishop: I am not suggesting it should be given. Mr. Llewellin: That is not the question before the Council. He added that it would be impossible for a body with a limited sum at their command to cover all the walks about Haverfordwest in one year. It was, however, the intention of the Committee to improve all the walks in their turn. The quantity of tar required was very small, and by withholding that the Council were acting very ungener- ously. Mr. Isaiah Reynolds remarked that they were depriving the gas consumers of the town by giving away this tar. Mr. Llewellin: Does it affect the price of gas ? Mr. Isaiah Reynolds: Every little item affects the price of gas. We are seeking to reduce the price of gas. If this sum be divided among the four committees I would have no objection. I object that it should be taken out of the Gas Committee's account alone. Mr. Llewellin: I cannot see that this item can affect the price of gas. It affects the general account. Mr. Isaiah Reynolds said it was a question of principle. Where are we to draw the line ? Supposing another society were started in Haverfordwest to tar the Jubilee Gardens and other places. We have treated the Improve- ments Committee in a generous spirit. On a vote being taken Mr. Llewellin's amendment that the paragraph referring to the tar supply be struck out, and that the 6 tons supplied be not charged for, was lost, the report being carried. SPECIAL RATE TO KEEP RATEPAYERS QUIET. A letter was received from Mr. Alfred B. Williams, solicitor, asking for payment of the award and costs in the case of Mr. J. A. White, butcher, v. the Corporation. The award amounted to £75 lis. 6d., and the taxed costs to £72 15s. 6d. The Town Clerk said that £29 7s. 2d. was taxed off the bill of costs, including £ 7 Is. 6d. off the umpire's fee of iE29 7s. 2d. The Town Clerk added that this sum now awarded was not included in the estimate adopted this year for the general district rate, and at present the Council had no funds available to pay it. It was for the Council to say whether they would levy a special rate or not. If they did the bill might be paid out of the suspense account. It might be that they would also have to pay something as a result of the Bridge Street explosion, and he suggested that the best method was to levy a special rate. The Mayor: Shall we pay this? Town Clerk: We shall be sued if we don't. It was decided that the bill should be paid out of the suspense account. The Town Clerk said there seemed to be an impression that the sixteen members of the Council had a fund of their own wherewith to pay bills. There were some ratepayers who urged people to send in claims. By making a special rate it would be quite clear that these claims were on the general district rate, and that every one had to pay his share. THE ACCOUNTS. Mr. Llewellin called attention to the Borough "J.L' _.L_J.J. .L.1. -J.'=- AOTUuiiiaui s siaiemeni, oil LHe preparation oi which he congratulated Mr. Warren. If the feeling existed as described by the Town Clerk, it was well to disillusion the minds of the people. He moved that the balance sheet and Accountant's report be published in the local newspapers. Mr. George Davies seconded, and the reso- lution was carried with two dissentients. THE WORST OF HAVING TWO SUITS. An amusing letter was read from Mr. John Williams, Skerryford, who wrote informing the Council that the butchers have never found for Morse the uniform for which he asked," that Morse now looked very shabby. He had to wear his Sunday clothes," added the writer, and now they look very mean." Mr. Williams went on to refer to one man who created a dis- turbance in the market house, and who was a bit of a bully." Mr. Llewellin proposed that the Council proceed to the next business. Mr. Rowlands seconded, remarking: It is trifling with the business of the Council. Mr. Merchant Phillips The letter was sent to us. The Council then proceeded to other busi- ness. I THE CROWHILL PLANT. The Town Clerk reported that the new pump- ing plant at Crowhill had not yet been delivered. The Surveyor and himself had been bombarding the contractors with letters and telegrams, and there were only a few more days before the expiry of the time-limit. MISCELLANEOUS. The Council approved of granting a weekly half-holiday on Thursdays to sub-postmasters, Mr. Philip White being the only dissentient. The Council decided to join in the petition to have the Welsh Dragon included in the Royal Standard and the new coinage. The Inspector was instructed to visit Mr. McMaster's old yard and to request the owner to provide the necessary sanitary accommoda- tion. The Town Clerk was asked to write to the Borough and County members of Parliament requesting them to support the Bill for the appointment of two additional High Court judges so that the present Assize circuit system might be retained. The Fire Brigade expenses for the last six months amounted to £18 16s. Id., including j88 12s. for drill and L5 16s. Id. to Captain Roberts and Sergeant Morgan.
HAVERFORDWEST QUARTER SESSIONS. AFFILIATION APPEAL WITHDRAWN. At Haverfordwest Quarter Sessions on Wednesday Mr. Marlay Samson, chairman, presided, the other justices being: Messrs. W. Howell Walters, T. R. Dawkins, and H. Rule Owen. THE LATE KING. The Chairman said their first duty was the melancholy one of putting on record their regret and sorrow at the death of their late monarch, King Edward VII. With the lapse of time they were better able to appreciate the greatness of the loss to this country, the Empire, and the world at large. In an all too brief reign his Majesty created for himself an imperishable memory. He had raised their nation in the eyes of the world, and gained the respect of mankind. If his life had been devoted to the cause of peace might they not hope that his departure from this life might be, as seemed probable, the forerunner of domestic peace and concord, and that an abiding monument might be raised in their midst to him by the good feeling and patience of men of all shades of opinion. He moved that the court express its deep sympathy in their loss with King George V., the Queen Mother, and Queen Mary. The motion was carried in silence. A resolution congratulating King George V. on his accession was also passed. APPEAL WITHDRAWN. Mr. W. J. Jones, solicitor, mentioned that an appeal by James John, Haverfordwest, against an order made by the justices adjudg- ing him to be the father of the illegitimate child of Mary Ann Davies had been with- drawn, and a letter notifying the withdrawal had been received from Mr. A. B. Williams, solicitor for the appellant. The Justices' Clerk forwarded the letter to him on the 21st of June. I Mary Ann Davies gave formal evidence as to the result of the case at the Petty Sessions, and said that the taxed costs, £3 13s., had not been paid her. The Court made an order for the payment of the costs up to June 21st. Mr. Jones asked to have the recognisances estreated, and, after a lengthy legal argument thetween him and Mr. A. B. Williams, an order was made that if the costs were not paid when ascertained, the recognisances should be estreated. There was no other business.
CAMROSE. Funeral of the Late Mrs. Elizabeth Rees, of Dudwell.—On the 15th inst. the funeral of the late Mrs. Elizabeth Rees, the beloved wife of Mr. Charles Rees, of Dudwell, Camrose, took place at Keeston. The pastor, the Rev. John Michael, officiated at a short service at the house, while at the chapel the Rev. James Williams, of Camrose, read a portion of Scripture, Rev. A. E. Griffiths, of Pembroke Dock, offered prayer, the pastor delivered a short address, and the Rev. J. H. Evans, Penuel, closed by prayer. Mr. D. T. Rees, Haverfordwest, played the Dead March in Saul. The last rites at the grave were taken by the pastor. Deceased was widely known and highly respected, her labour of love for years past being appreciated by a large circle of friends. As already announced, Mrs. Rees died at Summerhill, the residence of her son- in-law, Mr. W. J. Owen, who was then, and still is, very seriously ill. Mrs. Rees was remarkable for her activity in every good work, for her generosity and sympathetic spirit, and she died in the service of others. The whole neighbourhood mourns her depar- ture. The funeral was one of the largest ever witnessed in the parish. Deceased leaves a husband, three sons, and two married daugh- ters (Mrs. Owen, Summerhill, and Mrs. Joseph Roberts, of Tierson).
TO LET. THE CASTLE HOTEL, LITTLE HAVEN. JL Good business house; low rent; early possession.—Apply, T. James, The Brewery, Haverfordwest.
NOLTON HAVEN. Sunday School Treat.—Nolton Haven has proved itself to be a hive of activity of late. On the 15th June the quarterly meeting of the South Pembrokeshire Congregational Associa- tion transacted its business here, when over forty delegates, representing the various churches, attended. On the Sunday following, June 17th, the Sunday School anniversary services were held, the Rev. D. Garro Jones, Milford Haven, being the preacher for the day. Suffice it to say that Mr. Jones was greeted by delighted, attentive, and over- flowing audiences. On Thursday, June 23rd, scores of people came to the pretty little village to celebrate the annual Sunday School treat. The tea tables were laden with some of the most tempting earthly productions the ingenuity of man could produce to gratify the most fastidious appetites. A band of volun- tary waitresses presided over the tables, and delighted their numerous guests with genial graces. The conservatories of the neighbour- hood willingly contributed to the splendours of the tables. The tea proved an unqualified success. The tea over, an entertainment was given by members of the Sunday School, of which Mr. John Owen, of Nolton, is the happy superintendent. The programme consisted of anthems, part songs, solos, and recitations. An attractive feature was the Nolton Haven Male Voice Party. The Chairman stated, and emphasised his statement, that not a single church or chapel at Haverfordwest could boast of a male voice party equal to that of Nolton Haven. Special mention should be made of Mr. W. J. Canton, Mr. Jack Thomas (Roger- aton), and Miss Evelyn Canton, whose respective renderings were much appreciated. The Rev. Owen Jacobs presided, and Mr. W. J. Canton wielded the baton. Mr. Jack Owen, of Summerhill, presided at the organ. The Rev. J. Michael, pastor, proposed a hearty vote of thanks to the genial chairman, conductor, organist, and superintendent. Mr. Canton seconded, and the Chairman responded. The whole audience joined in the Doxology.— Correspondent.
CLARBESTON ROAD SPORTS. Excellent Day's Amusement. The third annual athletic sports at Clarbeston Road were held on Thursday afternoon, and proved even a greater success than in past years. Although cloudy in the early part of the afternoon, the weather proved favourable, rain keeping off. There was an excellent attendance, a slight increase on former years. The arrangements were carried out without the slightest hitch, and reflected the greatest credit on all concerned. The secretarial duties were carried out in a thoroughly efficient manner by Mr. J. Morris, Picton Inn, Clarbeston Road. The committee are to be congratulated on the splendid suc- cess of the event, brought about by their untiring efforts. The officials, who gave every satisfaction in the discharge of their respective duties, were: —Judges, Mr. J. H. Howell, M.F.H., Mr. V. J. Higgon ksealyliaiii), Mr. L. W. Penn (Camrose), Mr. Vernon A. Hart (Saltash), Mr. M. H. Harries, J.P. (Solva), and Mr. R. Ll. Lloyd (Pentyparc); starter, Mr. J. J. Sweeney (South Leys); handicapper, Mr. Ben Hooper (Jeffreyston); hon. sec., Mr. J. Morris Pjcton Inn, Clarbeston Road); hon. treasurer, Mr. W. G. Llewellin, C.C. The entries were numerous in all events, and competition was keen. The race", all cases provided interesting and even exci; lg finishes. The results were as follows:— 100 Yards Flat Race for Boys Under 14 two miles radius).—1, Arthur Jenkins, Lower Haythog; 2, John W. Hier, Clarbeston Road; 3, Jas. D. Jenkins, Clarbeston Road; 4, David Bennett, Clarbeston Road. 100 Yards Open Flat Race.—First heat: 1, R. Rowlands, Tenby; 2, Private Baker, Welsh Regiment, Pembroke Dock. Second heat: 1, F. J. Scurlock, Haverfordwest; 2, J. M. Thomas, Haverfordwest. Third heat: 1, H. G. Edwards, Haverfordwest; 2, J. Ll. Henton, Goodwick. Fourth heat: 1, W. H. Thomas, Haverfordwest; 2, Percy Thomas, Bangeston. Fifth heat: 1, J. Thomas, Narberth; 2, W. Lawrence, Begelly.—Final: 1, Percy Thomas; 2, W. H. Thomas; 3, J. Henton. Won by inches; others close up. One Mile Cycle Race (for those who had not won a first nrizet-First heat: L Jnsp.nh A. Rees, Haverfordwest; 2, E. J. John, Land- shipping; 3, A. Morgan, Jeffreyston. Second heat: 1, J. Lewis, Fishguard; 2, Jim Griffiths, Llawhaden; 3, R. Rowlands, Haverfordwest.— Final: 1, E. Johns; 2, Joe Rees; 3, A. Morgan; 4, R. Rowlands. Johns won by a few yards from Rees, who made an excellent attempt throughout. Lewis had the misfortune to miss his pedal. 100 Yards Flat Race for Ladies.—1, Maggie Devonald; 2, Martha Bushell. 100 Yards Sack Race.-l, Ben Hooper, Jeffreyston; 2, A. Morgan, Jeffreyston. 220 Yards Open Handicap Flat Race.—First heat: 1, J. Thomas, Narberth; 2, W. H. Thomas, Haverfordwest. Second heat: 1, Percy Thomas, Bangeston; 2, Private Baker. Welsh Regiment. Third heat: 1, T. Rowlands, Tenby; 2, Sid Williams, Tenby.—Final: 1, T. Rowlands; 2, J. Thomas; 3, W. H. Thomas. Close race right up to finish. Won by a foot; others almost dead heat. One Mile Open Cycle Race.—First heat: 1, B. G. Farrow, Haverfordwest; 2, John Griffiths, Begelly; 3, Fred Thomas, Saundersfoot. Second heat: 1, Geo. J. Reynish, Haverfordwest; 2, J. W. Hughes, Tenby; 3, E. Thomas, Saunders- foot.—Final: 1, G. Reynish; 2, B. G. Farrow. This was an exciting race. Tich" Faxrow, who was heavily handicapped, caught up splendidly, but Reynish Tode well and main- tained an early lead. Thread and Needle Race for Ladies (prize, silver tea cruet, given by Mr. J. J. Sweeney).— 1, Edna Evans, Clarbeston Road. Throwing the Shot.-l, G. R. Griffiths, Moat House, New Mill (30ft. 4in.); 2, J. LI. Henton, Goodwick (30ft.). 440 Yards Open Handicap Flat Ra.ce.-l, Private Baker, Welsh Regiment; 2, G. Thomas, Robeston Wathen; 3, John Sullivan, Welsh Regiment. Another exciting race. Won by a foot; same divided second and third. 100 Yards Flat Race for Married Men over 40 Years (four miles radius).—1, Geo. Jenkins, Lower Haythog; 2, W. Davies, Gelli. Three Miles Open Handicap Cycle Race.— 1, B. G. Farrow, Haverfordwest; 2, J. W. Hughes, Tenby; 3, John Lewis. Fishguard. This was easily won by Tich from scratch, who won the loud plaudits of the crowd by his splendid performance. Lewis led for some time, but the test proved too great. 100 Yards Flat Race (four miles radius).— 1, S. Gammage, Clarbeston Road; 2, Michell Devey, Newton; 3, John Edwards, Gelli Mills, Narberth. High Jump (Open).—1, J. M. Thomas, Haver- fordwest (4ft. 10in.); 2, John Sullivan, Welsh Regiment. Donkey Race.—1, S. Frank, Haverfordwest; 2, Joseph Laugharne, Haverfordwest. Obstacle Race.—1, J. M. Thopias, Haverford- west; 2, Isaac Thomas, Saundersfoot. Mile Handicap Trotting Race.-1. B. Scurlock, Solberry, "The Winner 2. G. T. Rowe, Templeton; 3, T. Voyle, Clarbeston Road. Although "The Winner" was handi- capped by fifty yards, he won easily, running throughout in fine style without breaking. Mr. H. Rees's (Springfield) "Farewell" ran well, but broke in the last lap and failed to turn round. Local Cycle Race (four miles radius).—First heat: 1, Jim Griffiths, Llawhaden; 2, J. Owen, Gelly; 3, Isaac James, Saundersfoot. Second heat: 1, B. Bushell, Walton; 2, Jas. Thomas, Llawhaden; 3, Llewellin Rees, Llysyfran.— Final: 1, J. Griffiths; 2, James Thomas; 3, B. Bushell. This proved an interesting event. Griffiths rode well, and won by about three yards.
—— NEYLAND FOOTBALL CLUB. A general meeting of the Neyland Rugby Football Club was held in the Board School, Neyland, on Monday evening, Mr. F. Hitchings in the chair. Much enthusiasm was shown in the proceedings, those present numbering about a hundred. The report presented showed that the club had had an excellent season, winning all the local Rugby trophies and proving themselves the best team west of Llanelly. This gratifying state of things is undoubtedly due to the splendid manner in which the club is managed. There is prob- ably no better organised club of its size in South Wales, and the officers and committee are to be congratulated on the results of their painstaking efforts. The balance sheet, audited by Messrs. D. Phillips and J. Lilly- crop, showed receipts as follows :-Balance carried forward, £6 lls. 7d.; subscriptions (patrons), P.2 16s.; season and players' tickets, £10 14s. 3d.; gate monies, £40 8s. 3d.; dance, concert, and smoker, .£23 2s. 3d.; league guarantee returned, .£1; total, £94 2s. 4. On the expenditure side the items were:—Fees to Welsh Union, league and various clubs, £14 lis. 3d.; timber, balls, towels, painting, etc., iE5 13s. 4d.; rent of ground and marking, £6 6s.; printing, E3 12s. 6d.; fares and teas, k22 15s. 5d.; training and dressing rooms, £4 18s. 6d.; lemons, 18s.; paid from concert and donation, £5 7s.; delegates' expenses, £1 16s.; dance, concert, and smoker, £16 9s. 2. stationery, telegrams, and letters, £2 14s. Illd.. sundries, El lis. 2d.; total, £86 13s. 4d.; leav- ing the substantial balance in hand of £7 9s. Old. The officers elected for next season were: President, Mr. Vere Rumsey; chairman, Rev. D. L. Davies; captain, Mr. A. Richardson; vice-captain, Mr. T. Phillips; treasurer, Mr. J. Christian; joint secretaries, Messrs. H. Polhill and W. Thomas; committee. Rev. D. L. Davies, Messrs. George Harries, W. A. Lloyd. Alf. Evans, J. Lillycrop, Alban Griffiths, A. Lewis, H. Edwards, J. Jones, and C. Jones. It was decided to continue to rent the same field as before if possible, that the headquar- ters should be the Institute, and that the club colours should continue to be "all black." Hopes were expressed that next season would be as 6uccessful as the last. The meeting terminated with the usual votes of thanks.
Lieutenant and Quartermaster Perry, R.E., formerly superintending clerk, Royal Engineers at Pembroke Dock. having completed the quali- fying period of service as an officer, has been given the honorary rank of Captain. An important alteration has been made with regard to the grouping of the battalions of the Welch Territorial Division. What is known as the South Wales Infantry Brigade has been detached from the division, and in its place there has been substituted an organisation to be known as the Welsh Border Brigade, while what has hitherto been known as the South Wales Brigade will be an independent organi- sation known as Army Troops." The South Wales Brigade has hitherto consisted of the 5th and 6th Territorial Battalions Welch Regi- ment, and the 1st and 2nd Battalions Mon- moilthKhirp Ppfimpnt. TTnHe>r tnp nour cvafom it will comprise the 4th Territorial Battalion Welch Regiment, and the Brecknockshire Terri- torial Battalion of the South Wales Borderers, whilst the 7th Cyclist Territorial Battalion Welch Regiment will be attached to the bri- gade for purposes of training. The Welch Border Brigade, which will now form part of the Welsh Division, will consist of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Battalions Monmouthshire Regi- ment, the Herefordshire Regiment, and the 4th Territorial Battalion Shropshire Light In- fantry, which will be attached to the brigade for the purposes of training. Second Lieutenants Trubshaw and Burn have been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in the Welsh Field Company Territorial R.E. at Llanelly, and they both entered the service in February, 9018, when they were appointed to the late 1st (Pembrokeshire) V.B. Welch Regi- ment, having in April of the same year trans- ferred to the Welch Field Company on its formation. Lieut. Parry has been promoted to the rank of Captain in the 3rd Welsh Territorial Royal Field Artillery Brigade. Major Turner, reserve of officers and a re- tired Major of the South Wales Borderers, has severed his connection with the Brecknock- shire Territorial Battalion, in which he was the junior field officer. Lieut. Ronald Wyman, of the 4th Welsh Territorial Royal Field Artillery Brigade, has left the service. Capt. Barker, who served with the 2nd Batta- lion Wiltshire Regiment when at Pembroke Dock a short time ago, has been appointed to do duty with the Egyptian Army. Major Longueville, a retired officer of the Coldstream Guards, and who served with the Regiment in the South African War, has b^n appointed Lieut.-Colonel to command the 7th Territorial Battalion Welsh Fusiliers, which forms part of the Welsh Territorial Division. It was originally arranged that when Lieut.- General Sir W. H. Mackinnon became chief of the Western Command, of which Pembroke- shire forms part, he should be replaced as Director General of the Territorial Force by Major General Ewart, now Director of Military operations under the Chief of the Imperial General staff, but it has now been decided that General Ewart shall become Adjutant General and second Military member of the Army Council. Consequently a fresh selection will have to be made for the position of Director General of the Territorial force in place of Sir W. H. Mackinnon, when in Octo- ber he replaces General Sir C. J. Burnett as I Chief of the Western Command. It is being advocated that only an officer who has had practical experience of the Territorial force should be appointed to the post of Director General. The names of one or two officers have been mentioned as likely to be eventually selected, amongst them being Major General F. Lloyd, who is now in command of the Welsh Territorial Division. General Lloyd is an officer who has had great experience, not only of the Territorial force, but also of the old Volunteers. He was commandant of a school of instruction for Volunteer Officers; was Brigade Major of a Volunteer Infantry Brigade, and has on many occasions been in close association with the late Volunteers. The naval manoeuvres will commence on Monday, and it is now known for certain that the operations will take place in Western) waters, and not in the North Sea as originally anticipated. The Admiralty has intimated how- ever, that the manoeuvres are to be regarded as strictly confidential, and therefore it is not contemplated to make known to the pub- lic the scheme of operations.
Fishguard. Police Change.— We learn that P.C. Roberts has tendered his resignation from the County Police Force, with the intention of joining his brother, who fills a resonsible position in the United States of America. Mr. Roberts has only been stationed in Fishguard for a com- paratively brief period. Coastguard Transfer.—Boatman Green, of the local Coastguard Service, has been transferred -to St. Davids, whither he proceeded on Tues- day. He will be succeeded at Fishguard by Mr. Charles Staples, who hails from Tynmouth, Devonshire. Glynymel Gatherings.—It is a tribute to the Fishguard branch of the Pembrokeshire Women's Conservative Association that such was their substantial provision for the recent gathering at Glynymel that they were able to provide on the following Saturday a sumptuous feast for two hundred children with the food left over.—On both occasions the committee took entire responsibility.
SOLVA. Success.—We offer our sincere congratula- tions to Mr. Kenneth G. Thomas, of Peter- house, upon his Tecent success in the Cambridge tripos list. He came out in Class 2, bracketed eighth. His many Solva friend6 are pleased at his achievement, and are look- ing forward to seeing him among them this summer again. Gwyl Iwan.—Preparations are being made towards the annual entertainment this year again, practices being held on Sunday after- noons and week nights. It has been decided that the school hold its annual tea this year at Whitesands, St. Davids, the following day. Non-members are welcome to join upon pay- ing Is. 6d. to defray price of tea and con- veyance. Foresters' Meeting.—At the last meeting of this society, presided over by the Chief Ranger (Mr. David Stephens), it was decided to hold a concert on August 4th next. We are pleased to announce that the services of Mr. J. F. Lloyd, the well-known humorist, of Carmarthen, and a quartette from Haverford- west, have been acquisitioned, and the programme, therefore, will be a most attractive one, and a crowded house is anticipated. Several influential gentlemen from the district have joined the society as honorary members, and before long this club will be in a very flourishing state. It is a matter for wonder that more of our young men do not see the advantages of such a society, and cast their lot among its members. Regatta Committee.—A well-attended meeting was held on Saturday evening at the Committee Rooms, presided over by Mr. William Evans, when it was unanimously decided to hold the regatta this year again. The officials appointed were as follows :-Chairman of committee, Mr. William Price; vice-chairman, Mr. William Evans; hon. secretary, Mr. Rhys B. Davies, Ship Hotel; treasurer, Mr. J. T. Williams, New- Shop. The date of holding the regatta has not been definitely settled, but, presumably, the third week in August. It was resolved to offer bigger prizes this year for the four-oared rowing and sailing competitions, in order that boats from Little Haven and St. Davids may be induced to enter. It is also hoped that local boat-owners will give more general support towards the event than they have hitherto shown. If people in the place do not patronise the regatta, how can outsiders be expected to do so? A sub-committee has been appointed, and they will shortly meet to draft the programme of events. Fuller particulars in posters and advertisements.
A Tramp's Allegation. At the Shire Hall, Haverfordwest, on Thurs- day morning, before Mr. H. Rule Owen and Mr. H. J. E. Price, John Flynn, a tramp, well known locally, was brought up in custody charged with being drunk and disorderly the previous night. Police-constable Wheeler said that at S.30 p.m. on Wednesday evening he saw the prisoner in Prendergast. He was in a drunken condition and was making use of profane and obscene language. This conduct caused a crowd to collect. Witness requested him to go away, but he only went about 200 yards and then commenced again, whereupon witness took him into custody. On the way to the police station defendant gave much trouble, both kicking and biting. Prisoner: "They are making a habit of locking me up when I am sober. I won't have it and am going to kick against it. If they do it strain I'll kill one of them. I'll take up a stone and throw it. Last week I was taken to prison and locked up when quite sober." The Clerk: You were drunk last night? Prisoner: I suppose I am guilty. The Chairman said that Flynn, who had. been convicted before, would have to go to prison for 21 days with hard labour. Prisoner: Well. if I do go to prison I'll do no labour. They can keep me in prison for six months. ASSAULTED THE POLICEMAN. Daniel Saunders, a fisherman, from Neyland. was brought up at the same court before Dr. G. Griffith and Mr. Isaiah Reynolds, charged with being drunk and disorderly and assault- ing Police-constable Thomas whilst in the execution of his duty. Police-constable Thomas said that at 11 p.m. on the previous night he saw the prisoner in Kensington Road, Neyland. He was drunk and making use of bad language and shouting. Witness requested him to go away, but he only went about forty yards and started again. Witness took him into custody. and on the way to the police station defendant became violent. He struck witness in the chest and closed with him, and they both fell to the ground. Prisoner continued biting and kicking, and got witness's hand in his mouth, but did not bite it. Prisoner, who admitted the offence. was sentenced to fourteen days' hard labour.
————X):———— SPITTAL. Wesleyan Chapel.—The anniversary services were held in connection with the above on Sunday last. Mr. George Evans, of Annikel, being the preacher morning and evening. The morning subject was The Year of Jubilee." In the evening Mr. Evans preached to what we think was a. record congregation, chapel and schoolroom being crowded to their utmost capacity. The subject was The Story of Jacob's Ladder," and the large congregation listened with rapt attention to a beautiful discourse, put in a plain and unmistakable manner. Mr. Evans is a great favourite at Spittal, but this time we all think he excelled himself. We were treated to a beautiful rendering of In the Sweet By and Bye by the male voice choir under the able leadership of Mr. S. J. Reid. We were also favoured with a beautiful selection by the Salem Choir, who, under the leadership of Mr. James Morgan, gave an excellent account of themselves. The organ was very ably presided over by Mr. Herbert Harris. Altogether it was the most successful anniversary ever held in the chapel.—Correspondent.
WISTON. The annual festival of the Sunday School in the Deanery of Dungleddy took place at Wiston Church on Thursday. June 23rd. There was a very large attendance, and the day was beautifully fine. At the afternoon service, which commenced at 2.30, the children were catechised by the Rev. D. L. Prosser, Vicar of Pembroke Dock, on a portion of the Church Catechism. The children did their part admirably, both by their prompt answers and melodious singing. The evening service, which commenced at six o'clock, was very largely attended, the church being crowded. The sermon was preached by the Vicar of Pembroke Dock. The singing was of a very high order. which redounds to the credit of the able conductor, Mr. Lewis, the Schools, Llawhaden. who gave perfect satisfaction to all. A large number took tea at Wiston National Schoolroom. The following ladies presided at the tables:—Mrs. Williams, Vicarage; Mrs. Lewis. West Dairy; Mrs. Lewis, Dolaston, Mrs. Jenkins, Woodbarn: Mrs. Griffiths, The Valley; Mrs. Pearce, School House: Mrs. Reed, Lower Hill; Mrs. Morris, Picton Hotel: Mrs. Elliot, Clarbeston Road; Mrs. James, Merrvborough; Miss Rees, The Hill. There were also several helpers.
JSlrtbs—flDarrtaaes—5>eatbs. BIRTHS. ROBB.—On the 28th inst., at Milford Road, Haverfordwest, the wife of Mr. David Robb, of a daughter. MARRIAGES. ELIAS-DAVIES.-On the 18th inst., at the Carmel Baptist Church, Aberdare, by the Rev. A. B. Kinsey. B.A., B.D., Mr. Edwin George Elias, formerly of Haverfordwest, to Harriet, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Davies, Jubilee Road, Aberaman. MURPHY—JONES.—On the 25th inst., at St. Mary's Church, Haverfordwest, by the Rev. J. H. Davies, M.A., George, eledst son of Mr. Daniel Murphy, Malford Road, to Cissie, daughter of Mr. Owen Jones, blacksmith, Fountain Row, Dew Street. MORRIS—SUTHERLAND.—On the 23rd inst, at the Registrar's Office, Plymouth, Thomas Morris, engineer, to Florence S. Sutherland, of Milford Haven. DEATHS. REES-DAVIES.—On the 18th ult., Florence Beatrice, the beloved wife of William Rees Morgan Davies, K.C., Attorney General for Hong Kong, D.L., J.P., and formerly M.P. for Pembrokeshire, second daughter of John Birkett, late of Westmoreland. Service at St. Thomas, Portman Square, 10 a.m. on the 22nd; interment 11.15 at Highgate Cemetery. MEREDITH.—On the 27th inst., at Quay Street, Haverfqrdwestt Ann, the beloved wife of William Meredith, gardener, aged 43 years. MARTIN.—On the 21st inst., at 59, Priory Road, Frederick Edwin, the dearly beloved son of Edwin Charles and Marie Caroline Martin, aged 24 years. R.I.P.
———< COMING EVENTS. JOHNSTON HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY.— The annual exhibition in connection with this Society will be held in the Council Schoolroom, Johnston, on Thursday, August 11th. PRENDERGAST CHURCH BAZAAR will be held in July, 1910. MILFORD HAVEN AND DISTRICT HORTI- CULTURAL SHOW, Thursday, August 18th, 1910. THORNTON FLOWER SHOW, Thursday, August 11th. 1910. HORTICULTURAL SHOW, Pembroke Dock, August 17th, 1910. HAVERFORDWEST GRAMMAR SCHOOL SPORTS will be held on July 17. GWALIA MALE GLEE SOCIETY'S CONCERT, Thursday, November 17th. A splendid pro- gramme by London artistes. ST. MARY'S, HAVERFORDWEST.—A Grand Three Days' Bazaar will be held in the last week of October, namely Wednesday 26th, Thursday 27th, Friday 28th, 1910, when the Masonic Hall will be changed to an Old English Garden, of the early Victorian period. Proceeds in aid of St. Majy'e Debt Fund. Further particulars to appear shortly.