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I -r I TO THE EDITOR OF THE WELSHMAN." I 11 Bite, viper, it is only a file." SIR,-By a paragraph in the WELSHMAN, received this day, I see an article which I can designate by no other appelation than a mendacious falsehood. It is headed Tenby and its Rail way." After eulogizing the scheme of the railway and its supposed advantages, to which I wish every possible success, it goes on to say what I consider offensive and impertinent, viz. A hasty and injudicious attempt was mad e to obtain a Bill for a Railway from Whitland to Milford Haven fortunately for Tenby and South Pembrokeshire, and a few SHAREHOLDERS, the line has ENTIRELY FAILED." However this may be, the line has the merit of having for its promoters men of some POSITION, FAMILY, and FORTUNE, which shields it from the reproach of springing from obscurity. The enclosed letter, received this morning from the Committee of the Whitland & Milford Haven Railway, will, I trust, set the matter at rest as to the allegation in the WELSHMAN, WHETHER TRUTH OR FALSEHOOD SHALL PREVAIL, and I hope, from your sense of justice, you will give publicity to it. It is unquestionably true, that by a factious and paltry opposition, the Bill was thrown out this Session, and so far the assassin knife & the treacherous, poisoned chalice were successful. Although scathed for the time, it will, I sincerely hope and believe, next Session, in 1864, raise its head with renewed vitality and reanimated vigour, as I have much faith in the promoters and subscribers- men of wealth, and talent, and perseverance -such as Earl Cawdor, the Hon. W. H. Yelverton, Mr. Harcourt Powell, Capt. Capel Coape, and others,—men not likely to lend themselves to enter into hasty and injudicious schemes, but to adopt well-digested and thoughtful plans which the public can best appreciate. Personally, I am no admirer of railways, or my meadows fashioned after gridirons, or under any circumstances of having One within one hundred yards of my drawing-room windows, to say nothing of the demon-like and dis- cordant whistle. Throwing aside my private prejudice, I gave the TVltitland and Milford Haven line my most un- qualified support and best wishes for its success, being, as I believe, the common sense line, decidedly the only one that would develope the mineral resources of the county of Pembroke by passing through the centre of the ba-irt and opening for transit the vast coal field of Mr. Harcourt Powell and Mr. George Phillips, as the property more eastward is nearly exhausted, if not wholly so. Seeing this scheme is attacked by a mean, seihsh, and malignant spirit, I should not nesitate in allowing it to pass through the centre of my house. As report speaks of several new lines in contemplation, for which Bills are to be presented next Session, should such be the case, I again wish every success, except that of passing over one inch of my property, the same time reminding the several promoters of the scheme of the old adage, that every man has a right to ride his hobby horse in whatever manner he chooses, save that of bespattering his neighbours with mis- representation and atrocious disregard to truth. Believe me to remain, your very old subscriber, J. M. CHILD. Begelly House, March 7th, 1863. The Whitland and Milford Haven Proposed Railway, 18, Great George-street, Westminster, London, March 5, 1863. Sir,-I am desired by the Provisional Directors of the proposed railway to inform you that the Select Committee on Standing Orders declined, without as- signing any reason, to go into the merits of the Bill, on Tuesday, 24th February, so that it is lost for this Session. This result, though much to be deplored, is by no means fatal to the scheme, and only postpones it till another Session, when the promoters intend bringing it forward with increased energy, and with the ex- perience gained from this temporary defeat. The Directors and their Engineer, Mr. Shipway, will take such steps as shall make provision for meeting any opposition on Standing Orders, and which want of funds alone prevented their doing on this occasion in time to be of service. Since the last circular which I addressed to you, the Directors have received letters from the Admiralty, the War Office (through Sir J. Burgoyne), and the Horse Guards, giving the most unqualified approbation of those departments to the scheme. This, of course, will equally apply to the Bill which the promoters intend again bringing forward next Session, and will no doubt enable them to defeat any opposition which might possibly be offered on the merits of the Bill. The promoters intend adding an extension to Tenby in the future project; this exten- sion, coupled with the present scheme, is admitted by all parties to be the best line of railway for Pembroke- shire. The Directors therefore earnestly request that you will continue your support to their scheme, which is not abandoned, but which they pledge themselves to bring forward next session, and to the success of which they look with perfect confidence. I am, sir, your obedient servant, GEO CLEMENT, Secretary. To James M. Child, E8<1: LE1ENT, Secretary. Begelly Houfe? 4rberW.

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