LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. LITTLE HAVEN.—On Monday morning last a fine American ship (the James Alexander) brought up in Goultrop Roads in a distressed condition. On Wednes- day a powerful tug came to her assistance, and on Thurs- day towed her to Liverpool, whither she was bound. TBMPERANCE LECTURES.—On Monday and Tuesday evenings last the Rev T. J. Messer delivered two tem- perance lectures at the Market-hall. The chair was occupied on the former evening by Mr George Phillips, and on the latter by Mr T. Williams. PUBLIC DISCUSSION.—Mr T. D. Mathias, formerly a Baptist Minister at Bethlehem, and now of North Parade Chapel, Halifax, has bad a discussion with an infidel, in the Odd Fellows' Hall in that town, lasting over five nights. WESLEYAN CHAPEL.—We have been requested to state that this Chapel will not be re-opened on Sunday next, a* was announced last Sunday, and that the services on that day will be held at the Market Hall. The trustees have determined to keep it closed for at least one week longer. HAVERFORDWEST PETTY SESSIONS.—These sessions were held on Wednesday, at the Town-hall, before the Mayor, Captain Butler, and Summers Harford, Esq. Edwin Hallet, Thomas Dickenson, and William Thomp- son, three tramps, were charged with stealing a piece of cloth, the property of Messrs Carter and Davies They pleaded guilty, and were sentenced to one months' im- prisonment with hard labour. •THE MILFORD HAVEN ANGLO-BRAZILIAN MAIL PACKET LINE.-The Shipping Gazette, in announcing the departure of the Portugal' which sailed from Milford Haven on the 2nd instant for Lisbon, says 4 she had a full cargo brought by the South Wales Railway, in fact more than she could take, and two very heavy mails. Although the route is a new one, and the company has been but recently formed, the speculation seems to bid fair to succeed.' SPITTAL WESLEYAN MISSIONS.—A meeting, in con- nection with the above society, was held in this village on Monday evening last, over which Mr John Brown, of Market-street, in this town, presided. After the meeting had been opened in the usual manner, Mr G, Hackleton, High-street, Haverfordwest, read the report, and addresses were delivered by the chairman, the Revs. Joseph Watson, and J, Povab, and by Messrs William Phillips, Gwynne Harries, James Phillips, and W. P. Ormond. RAILWAY TRAFFIC.—A steady continuous increase marks the weekly receipts of the South Wales Railway. Its receipts last week were £ 7005 4s 3d against j66539 10s for the corresponding week of 1858. In the Bristol and Exeter thd increase is X417 in the Great Western, £ 1,387 and in the Midland, £ 2,324. The South Devon, owing to the stoppage by the late storm, haa decreased £ 354. The London and North Western, it will interest local shareholders to observe, has ad- vanced its receipts to £ 78,647, or an increase of £8,238 over the corresponding week of last year. MODEL TEETOTALER.—At the Petty Sessions on Wednesday, Thomas Walters, junior, of the Jolly Sailor Inn, Saint Martin's, was charged with keeping his house open at one o'clock on the morning of Sunday, the 30th ult. Fined 5s and costs, to be paid in a fortnight, and in default to be imprisoned in the House of Correction for 21 days. The curious part of this case is that the defendant ia a pledged teetotaler, and occasionally holds forth. His nephew is, in fact, the landlord of the house, but being under age the license was taken out in the uncle's name, and he was now fined for the reason stated. MILPORD HAVEN RAILWAY AND DOCKS.—It will be seen from a parliamentary notice in another column that application is to be made in the ensuing session for power to construct a railway and docks at Milford -the former to run from the terminus of the 4 Milford Junction Rail- way below Priory Pill, to Newton Noyes, on the southern point of which a pier is to be erected, to extend 220 yards into the harbour. It is further intended to improve and deepen Castle Pill for a distance of 240 yards from its mouth, and to construct near the mouth of the Pill docks and a tidal basin. A portion of Milford Haven lying adjacent to the intended pier, dock, and basin, is also to be dredged, deepened, and improved. SIERRA LEONE.—An interesting address was delivered by the Rev John Trotter, in the Moravian Chapel, in this town, on Monday evening, on the occasion of the Union Missionary Prayer Meeting. He has just returned from Sierra Leone, where' he has been engaged in missionary labours for the last two or three years, in connection with Lady Huntingdon's Society. The account he gave of the past history, present condition, requirements, and future prospects of the mission in that colony, was deeply in- teresting and affecting. He stated that two-thirds of the white population had been cut off by the ravages of yel- low fever, in the early part of this year, showing the necessity of employing nativeagcncy, as soon as possible, for the purpose of evangelizing and civilizing that part of the African continent. The rev. gentleman's address was enlivened by graphic details of the language, man- ners, and customs of the black population. He was lis- tened to with great attention and pleasure, by a large J auditory, composed of members of almost all the religious 1 denominations in the town. An impromptu collection, I s made at the doors, realized the sum of £2. ] CONCERT BY THE RIBBON FAMILY.—We desire to draw particular attention to the fact that the concert to be given by the Ribbon Family, takes place on Tuesday next, the 15th instant, at the Sbire Hall. The circum- stances which have occasioned the concert are briefly these :-the enclosure of Saint Thomas Church-Yard—a work which everybody admits to have been a very great public improvement-cost some £ 28 or so more than was contributed in subscriptions. It is to liquidate this debt that the Ribbon Family-so favourably known to the public for many years, from the able manner in which they have sustained their profession-have generously come forward and volunteered a concert. So noble a motive deserves of itself a most hearty response on the part of the public; and when we state, in addition to this, that the programme promises a most rich and classic selection, we hope that enough is shewn to induce an overflowing audience. Without unduly anticipating the interest which may attach to any particular piece, we may make bold to state, with reference to the Quartette to be performed by Mr G. Ribbon, Mr J. Ribbon, Air E. Ribbon, and Mr F. Ribbon (all brothers), that there is probably hardly another family in the kingdom that could supply a similar combination for the performance of such a piece. On every account we sincerely wish that the concert may be a great success. CHAUGE OF ASSAULT.—At an adjourned Petty Sessions on Thursday, before eight magistrates, William Richards, waterman, was charged with assaulting Mr Thomas Bourke, a travelling hawker. The complainant, it seems, took the Market-hall from the Town Treasurer, for a series of nights, for the purpose of auctioning goods, hut the Mayor having previously premised the Halt to the Temperance Society for two nights, which it was found would clash with his, he consented to forego his right on Monday and Tuesday, the nights of the lectures, and take two other evenings instead. He attended one of the lectures, having previously had something to drink, but still being able to conduct himself property, and his statement was th it wi.ile he was in the room the defendant came up, caught hold of him roughly by the collar, and dragged him dowr. over the stairs. For the defence it was net denied that the plaintiff had been col- lared and put out, bnt it was contended, and several witnesses were called to substantiate the statement, that the complainant, by nods and winks to two drunken men M no were present, and were in hia employ, was inciting them to disturb the meeting; that it was there- fore necessary to expel him to preserve order, and that no unnecessary violence was used. The witnesses J'or the complainant maintained there had been unnecessary violence, and this was the issue. Ultimate] v the case was dismissed with costs. Mr John appeared for the plaintiff..Ihe magistrates nrescnt. were O. E. Davies, Esq., Mayor, Dr. Rowe, the Rev. James Philipps, Cant. Butler, William Owen, Esq., William Rees, Esq.. Dr. Geo. Phillips? aud Summers Harford, Esq. ¡
HAVERFORDWEST TOWN COUNCIL. Wednesday last being the 9th of November, a quar- terly meeting of the Town Council took place on that day. There were present:—O. E. Davies, Esq, Mayor; Aldermen Owen and Rees; Councillors W. Walters, James Jenkins, James Phillips, W. Blethyn, W. Davies, W. Marychurch, Matthew Whittow, Edward Thomas, T. J. White, Charles Saies, T. R. Owen, and Gougb Griffiths. ELECTION OF MAYOR. The Town Clerk announcing that it was 12 o'clock by local time, The Mayor said: Now the time is up, and the first thing to do is the election of Mayor. Mr Walters I scarcely know whether I ought to call Mr Davies our present Mayor, but with your permission I beg to propose that the present Mayor be re-elected. His very efficient services during the past year, his punctuality in attendance, and everything, in fact, has added to the qualifications he possesses for the ofEce and in this (which is my opinion) I have no doubt you wiil all agree. I beg to propose that O. E. Davies, Esq, be re-elected Mayor for the ensuing year. Mr Davies: It affords me very great pleasure to second the nomination Mr Walters has just made, for I have looked with very great satisfaction indeed at the conduct Mr Davies has displayed during the last year. An attack was made upon the dignity of the office, and I must say that our worthy Mayor maintained the dignity of the office and the honor of the town, and it affords me, for one, very great pleasure to second the nomination of Mr Walters that our present Mayor be re-elected. If it is a compliment we ought to pay to a Mayor at all, it is eminently due to him, for the manner in which he cam-3 out and opposed an attempt, made by some of the magistrates of the town, to degrade the office which he held. Mr Marychurch: Before it is put I may as well say at once, in order to ease the mind of the Mayor—(a laugh)—that I don't intend to offer any formal opposition to his re-election to-day, because I find that from various reasons it has been agreed by a majority of the Council that he should be re-elected, and it is not my duty to throw the apple of discord among you, but 1 cannot allow the opportunity to pass without seriously protesting against this system of re-election year after year. I have not the slightest objection on p rsonal grounds to our present worthy Mayor—I am sure he will acquit me of that-but it is on public grounds that I protest, and I ever prefer a public principle to a private friendship. (Hear, hear.) As far as he is personally concerned, if the principle of re-election were carried to its greatest extreme—if it were carried to perpetuity-I should say that he was the right man in the right place.' (Hear, hear.) Fortune has allotted to him more leisure time than falls to the lot of anv other councilman, and nature has gifted him with sufficient pluck to battle with an army of adverse magIstrates,-(a laugh)—and under these circumstances I have nothing to do but to submit quietly, and with the best grace imaginable, to the ma- jority. I do hope, however, that during the next year he will be able to live in such perfect amity with his brother magistrates, that they will be a perfect type of fraternal affection-(Iaughter)-and that we shall not be compelled again to enact what I must call an injustice towards those who have not passed the chair. (Hear, hear.) No other candidate being proposed, O. E. Davies, Esq, was declared duly elected. The usual declaration having been made, and the oaths as Mayor, Coroner, &c, having been subscribed, The Mayor said Gentlemen,—For this renewal of your confidence and esteem, I cannot but feel exceedingly grateful, and I thank you most sincerely for the honor which you have this day done me, in electing me for the third time to the office of Mayor of this ancient borough. I think I may without egotism say that I have been assiduous and attentive to the duties of the office which devolved upon me from time to time during the year, and I promise you that my best energies shall be put forth to dischargo the duties of the office during the ensuing year, and I trust that at the end of my Mayoralty you will have no cause to find fault with the manner in which they have been discharged. The gen- tleman who seconded my nomination did make reference to a matter, which, if he had not mentioned, it was my intention to allude to. It is a matter closely connected with the Town Council, and it is a legitimate subject to bring before you. It is well known to you all that the Mayor, as chief magistrate, takes the chair at the Petty Sessions: and I believe this is the only instance on record in which a Mayor was so insulted. I was rudely and insolently treated by a batch of Tory magistrates who came to endeavour to swamp the rights of the Mayor. The Municipal Act is quite clear and decisive on the point that the Mayor for the time being shall have precedence in all matters affecting the borough; but with this act staring them in the face, and knowing, as they must have done, that this was in operation, they came to endeavour to usurp a power to which they had no right. I did maintain my point: I was fortunately assisted by,my brother-in-law, who happened to be in court at the time, and they argued with him that the Mayor had no precedence. He was willing to draw out a case to submit to any counsel they might name, to shew that he was right: and in case the decision was adverse to bis opinion he would pay all the costs, and on the other hand that the costs should be defrayed by them if the decision were in his favour. I think a fairer offer could not have been made they did not accede to it, but with a bad grace gave it up—call jt a good grace if you like-at all events they saw they were compelled to give up the chair, and I have maintained my seat there ever since. I have been attentive, and I don't think I have missed attending at a single Petty Sessions during the year. An attack of a somewhat more gross and vulgar nature was made upon me by a Tory hireling in this town a man who is notorious for his insolence to those in office. Smarting, as he was probably, under his de- feat as a candidate for municipal honors, he thought it his duty to insult me in the most gross and ungentle- manly manner in the Board of Guardians. I wanted to hold out that the Mayor had a right to sit as an ex officio guardian at that board. I heard before I went that there was to be an attack made upon me: I had learned a little experience, and before attempting to go, I wrote a case out to the Poor Law Commissioners, stating the facts as clearly as possible, to know whether the Mayor of Haverfordwest bad a right to sit as an ex officio Guar- dian. The answer was that he had an undoubted right. I was thus prepared when I went to put that gentleman upon his beam ends, and I have maintained that right ever since. I mention these things to shew that the office of Mayor has not suffered at my hands: I was de- termined that no right should suffer from any supineness or negligence on my part; but I have, to the best of my ability, endeavoured to maintain the privileges and importance of the office. I feel exceedingly obliged to you for re-electing me, and, as I said before, I trust that to the expiration of my time, you will have no fault to find. ELECTION OF SHERIFF. On the motion of Mr Whittow, seconded by Mr Ed- ward Thomas, Mr David Lewis, of Bridge-street, was elected Sheriff. ELECTION OF ALDERMEN. There were two Aldermen to be elected-one of the vacancies being caused by the retirement of Dr Morgan the other from Mr O. E. Davies's term of office (six years) expiring. Mr Rees I rise fcr the purpose of nominattng Wm. Walters, Esq, to the office of Alderman- The Town Clerk: Pardon me, the election of Alder- men is to be by voting papers. Mr Reaa I can nominate him notwithstanding. We arc deeply indebted to Mr Walters for his great services to the town, especially in regard to railway matters, and the introduction of a railway to the town. Mr White: I rise for the purpose of nominating Mr Jenkins to fill the office of second Alderman. He has been a long time in the Council; he has great experience, and had a great many votes at the time of his election. I think with Mr Marychurch that these things should not go in a circle, and I believe I have the Mayor's opinion in my favour, who was proposed as Alderman in order to break up that system of re-election. Mr Owen: There arc two vacancies: one by the re- tirement of Dr Morgan and another by our worthy Mayor going out of office. And I cannot fall in with Mr White's views, that because a gentleman has been elected to thc. office of Alderman and has discharged the duty very faithfully a great number of years, that that is a reason why he should be turned out. With all due deference to Mr Jenkins, I think that is the very reason he should be re-elected, and I shall propose the re-election, therefore, of Mr Davies. Mr White: The worthy Alderman has mistaken me I did not say that we should turn Mr Davies out because he had discharged his duty faithfully, but that the office should not be confined to one person. I consider every man sent to the office of Councillor is fit to fill the office of Alderman Mr Davies may discharge the duties fai'h- fully, but I think there are others who will fill the offioe just as well. Mr Davies: I am quite sure there is no person con- nected with this Corporation that has a greater respect for Mr Jenkins than I have I believe if elected as Al- derman he would discharge the duties with credit to himself and honor to the town but I am not prepared to say, where there are Aldermen elected who have served, that I should ever vote against them, so as to send them back to the town. I don't think there is any one of the Aldermen who would go oack to the town after passing the Aldermnnic chair, and therefore we should lose Mr Davies's services. On that ground then, although Mr Jenkins would discharge the duties with great honor and credit, I shall vote for Mr Davies, because he has served the office for years with credit te himself, and I see no reason why he should not be re-elected. I am sure it we did not he would not appeal to the town, and it would be the cause of our losing his valuable services. Mr Wbittow I don't see why that should be the case. Mr Davies That is my view of the matter. The Mayor: If I were to consult my own feelmg3, I should say elect Mr Jenkins. I have been eighteen years a member of the Council, and unfortunately when I take an office I do my duty and attend more closely perhaps than I ought, to the neglect of other duties but if lam re-elected I should consider it a compliment, though I should not be displeased if, at the end of my Mayoralty, I should wish you good-bye. Some years ago we had Aldermen at this Council who had never been before the town but once, to compete: they were re- elected I had been three times betore the town, and this individual whom I turned out, was, as many of you know, exceedingly worthless in the Town Council: he hardly ever opened his mouth— Mr Rees My dear friend, he is dead: let him rest in peace. The votes were then taken without further remark, 14 (which comprisod the votes of all the Councillors t' present) were given for Mr Walters; 10 for Mr 0. E. Davies, and 4 for Mr Jenkins. The four who voted for f Mr Jenkins, and consequently against the re-election of Mr O. E. Davies as Alderman, were Mr Marychurch, j Mr White, Mr Whittow, and Mr Jenkins himself. J The Mayor and Mr Walters severally returned thanks j and Mr Jenkins also acknowledged the votes which— j unexpectedly, as he said,—had been recorded in his I favour, j THE QUARTERLY MEETINGS, j The quarterly meetieg* for the ensuing vear were fixed I I for the third Monday in February, the second Monday in May, and the second Monday in August. TIIANKS TO THE MAYOR. Mr Owen I think the next duty we have to perform before proceeding with the ordinary business, is to thank the Mayor for his faithful services during the past year. It will not, I am sure, require any arguments from me to enforce the adoption of my proposition you will all agree with me in rendering our thanks to the Mayor for the faithful services he haa afforded, and the attention he has given to the office he holds. Mr Rees It affords me great pleasure to second Mr Owen's proposition. Having been associated with the Mayor in the position of magistrate, I am in some degree competent to form an opinion of the value of his services, and I do with very great pleasure propose that we thank him, and thank him most cordially, for his attention to the office during the past year. The proposition was unanimously carried, and a minute made on the book to that effect. The Mayor expressed his sense of the compliment, and promised a renewal of his endeavours to merit the appro- bation of the Council. THE SAINT MARY'S CHURCH IMPROVEMENTS. Mr Whittow If I am not out of order, I am prepared to introduce the report of the committee who were ap- pointed, at the last meeting of the Council, on the sub- ject of the proposed improvements of Saint Mary's Church. The report is as follows -—' The committee met on Thursday, November 3rd, O. E. Davies, Esq, Mayor, in the chair, and unanimously agreed on recom- mending the Council to offer to accept from the Saint Mary's Church Improvement Committee, the house, gar- den, and premises formerly known as the Cat and Bag- pipes, in exchange for their interest in the Fish Market: and also offer to accept from the same committee the sum of £ G00 for the present Council Chamber, to assist the Council in purchasing a site, and erecting a new Council Chamber thereon.' That (continued Mr Whit- tow) is the recommendation of the committee, and it is for you to deal with it as you may think proper. The Mayor' You have heard this resolution: it has been unanimously come to by the committee, and it is to the effect you have just heard, viz., we propose to the Town Council that the Fish Market be given in exchange for the public-house and garden called the Cat and Bag- pipes. Then comes the Council Chamber: we looked for a site on which to build one, and found that before we laid out one penny in building we should have to pay X200 for the site. Then we thought that Xtoo would not be too much to place us in a similar position to what we are at present: we must have a building, and we must not be worse off than we are now. These facts guided us to the conclusion to which we came unani- mously. The report now comes before you for your approval or rejection. Mr Davies: I have an observation to make. With regard the exchange it seems to me, supposing that the Church Committee can come to an arrangement with Mr Philipps, to secure this house, to be a reasonable thing enough but with regard to the recommendation to ask XGOO for this Council Chamber I take exception to that; my own opinion is that we are asking too high a price-a price that we are not likely to get; and there- fore, with a view of ascertaining the views of the body of the Council, I beg to propose that the amount be reduced to £400. Mr T. R. Owen: I beg to second that proposition. Mr Davies: That is assuming that the other paat is carried out-that the exchange is made. I think with j6400 we should be able to purchase the ground and make as good a Council Chamber as we have at present, and I am not speaking without some authority on this subject. Our own building is nothing to boast of; it is as simple and plain as can be erected, and I am well- informed that a smaller sum than X600 would substitute for us a chamber equally as good as the present, arid if that is so I don't think we ought to ask £ 600. Lookin 1; at the building I don't think any man will say it is worth £ 600; therefore, if we can get a building from them equal to this, for less than £ 600, it would not be right, honest, or fair, to ask them for that sum. Taking that view of the subject-while anxious to secure a fair price for the building-I move that it be sold for £ 400 — feeling sure that if we only ask that we shall be far more likely to see the improvement carried out. Mr Whittow In arswer to what Mr Davies has said with respect to the cost of a new Council Chamber, I am happy to find we can be replaced for a sum less than seemed to us possible. We did not employ a surveyor or valuer, certainly, but we took all the pains we could to arrive at a valuation which should be so reliable that none of the public money would be lost (bear. hear,) and I am glad to find from Mr Davies that it is possible for us to build for E200 less than we thought we could. We did not wish to get one shilling more or one shilling less than would enable us to replace ourselves, but just sufficient for that purpose, and I shall certainly be very happy to support the proposition for £c100, if assured that we can do for that sum what is required, The Mayor: We were calculating on £200 for the site. Mr Marychurch I think before adopting Mr Davies's amendment, we ought to be well satisfied that the sta- tistics he brings are correct. Mr Whittow. I took that for granted. Mr Maryehurch Because it must be remembered that we give up all materials, iron railings, steps and gates, and I question very much whether upon the site we intend purchasing for £ 200, we shall be able to build for another £200; and I think before settling that we shall only ask £ 400, we ought to be satisfied we shall only incur that cost, since we cannot call upon the Council for a halfpenny of money we may be out of pocket by the transaction. Mr Whittow I take it for granted Mr Davies is pre- pared to prove that the cost will not be over £ 400. Mr Davies: In answer to Mr Whittow, I have to say, that my only object is to see the improvement carried out; and I should be very glad to see a proper estimate brought before the Council. The proper way will be to to have a fair estimate as to what it will cost this Council; and looking at the Council Chamber as it is—it is a very plain building-I cannot believe that it will cost Y,400 to replace us. I am not an architect, however, and of course you would not expect me as a member of the Council to give any undertaking. Perhaps the Com- mittee will be kind enough to get a plan of the building and an estimate. The Mayor: There can be no objection to that. Mr White: I think the Committee have not carried out the resolution passed at our last meeting. They were to ascertain the cost of a site, the probable cost of building, and the fair value of the present Council Chamber. As was remarked at the last meeting, it would be quite absurd to ask for this Council Chamber what another could be purchased for; and I don't think any member of the Council would say it was worth £600. HoweverI, don't think the report carries out the spirit of the resolution. Mr Rees That is not the question you are to look at; we are here to represent the town of Haverfordwest. We have here a Council Chamber: it is our own fee- simple; and we have a fish-market, likewise a fee-simple; and we are asked, by parties wanting possession, to part with these buildings, for a very laudable purpose, no doubt, but at the same time I hold, representing, as we do, the town, that we ought not to prejudice the pockets of the town by any contemplated improvement? by the Church Committee. I am quite content to allow this building to be removed I am content to allow the fish- market, likewise, to be remeved, but if dispossessed of these two buildings it is our bounden duty to have two others equally good and we ought not to put our hands into the pockets of the town to make up any deficiency that may be required to erect buildings in substitution of these. I don't concur in Mr White's observations, and don't feel disposed to carry out his proposition. Mr White • I made no proposition. Mr Rees: Well then to carry out his observations to sell this building at a given sum and erect another for ourselves at whatever cost it will be; we are not justified in doing so let us afford every facility for carrying out improvements, but at the same time, don't let us do so at the expense of the town generally. Mr White: I referred to the resolution at the last meeting. I made no proposition. The resolution was here read, it was as follows — 'That a Committee, consisting of the Mayor, Mr Wm. Owen, Mr Rees, Mr Blethyn, Mr Whittow, and Mr Marychurch, be appointed for the purpose of selecting a site for the erection of a new Council Chamber, and of ascertaining the probable cost of such site and of a suitable building thereon; and also for the purpose of fixing on a site for the formation of a new Fish-Market, with an estimate of the expense of the land and building of such market-house, and that such Committee ascer an the fair value of the present Council Chamber and Fish Market separately, and employ such persons to aid them in the valuation as they may think proper, and report on the several matters to the Council.' Mr Whittow In answer to Mr White, I beg to say that we have carried out the resolution, as we consider it will take JS600 to replace the Council Chamber: we consider that the value to us. Mr White No, You must ascertain the fair value. Mr Whittow: That we consider the fair value. Mr Marychurcb What we can get another for. Mr Davies Suppose we adopt a resolution for a plan and estimate. Mr II ees: I don't object to that, and if the committee have asked too much it will be reduced. A desultory conversation here ensued as to the impro- priety of tho Council ordering any plan or specification withoutan understanding that they should be held harmless from all cost, as they had no funds to expend for such a purpose; and ultimately it was unanimously agreed that the functions of the committee should be confined to receiving any communication that might be made from the Church Committee, who were to understand that the terms of the report were the conditions on which the Council (for the present at ail events) were disposed to treat. This proposition. Mr White thought, the Church Com- mittee would not entertain, and here the matter dropped. THE USE OF THE MARKET HALL. The Mayor laid before the Council a memorial (of which the subjoined is a copy) that had been sent to him the previous day. It was signed by a great number ofibe respectable tradesmen of the town. To the Mayor Aldermen, and Town Councillors of the Town and County of Haverfordwest. Gentlemen,— We the undersigned tradesmen beg respectfully t > submit for your consideration whether the granting of the Market Hall to an itinerant hawker for the purpose of holding a series of Auction Sales, whereby the business of the legitimate tradesmen of the town is materially interfered with, is not a misappropriation of a Public Town Building. Hoping the subject will rcccive your prompt and serious consideration. Gentlemen, We remain, respectfully, [Here follow the signatures.] The person immediately relerred to in this document was a Mr Bourke, who had taken the Market-hall for a series of nights for the sale of drape-ty goods which he was in the habit. of hawking about the country. The introduction of the memorial led to a discussion on the general question involved in it, when the majority of the members expressed views coinciding with the opinion of the memorialists, and a resolution was passed for the non-allowance of the market-hall in future to travelling hawkers of any kind. REFUSAL TO AUDIT THR CORPORATION ACCOUNTS. In reply to a question from Mr Davies, Mr. Hughes, the town-treasurer, stated that the Corporation accounts for the last year bad not been audited. It was added, as ex- planatory of this, that they had been duly prepared, but that one of the auditors (Mr Thomas Whicher Davies) proved refractory and would not audit the accounts, al- leging that the assistant auditor (Mr Edward Thomas) who was present as the representative of the Council had not the legal qualification for his office, and that he (Mr Davies) would consequently not audit the accounts with him. It transpired, further, that on the occasion in question there wa3 a terrific scene' between Mr* Davies and Mr Thomas, caused b) the statements and manner of the former, ending in the accounts not being audited; that Mr Davies had on a subsequent occasion offered to the Treasurer to audit the accounts, but that Mr Thoma3, from a domestic affliction, was not then able to be present, and the accounts, therefore, were still unaudited. These facts having been elicited, Mr Davies said This is a matter of very considerable importance to this board. It is impossible for the mem- bers of this board to protect any member of the Town Council from the attacks of rt blackguard but I believe that the power remains in khe Town Council to punish any man who is appointed an official, if he neglects to discharge the duties of his office. It is a fortunate thing for the Town Council that this auditor met with the gentleman he did upon that occasion; if he bad met with some members of the board I fear they would have forgotten their own respectability, and treated him as his blackguard conduct deserved. He has refused to per- form his duties, and I am one, as a member of this board, who would propose that the law with all its rigour should be applied to that gentleman. I am not vindic- tive because he has thought proper to attack a member of our body but I propose this, that if he refuses within one week to audit these accounts, that the Council at once resort to such legal remedies as the law affords them, to compel him to perform his duties. As this has been the public talk—and I hope the reporters I see here will take a note of what I am saying—Mr Davies, I maintain, was not justified at all in disputing the quali- fication of Mr Thomas, whom we had appointed assis- tant auditor but that Mr Thomas is legally qualified to sit at this board there is not the slightest doubt; both in respect of property, and also of the amount at which be is rated. I pledge it from my own knowledge, that in point of property, he has a property qualification in this town: that gentleman who objected cannot perhaps boast of anything of the kind: and with regard to rating, he is rated at a far greater amount than Mr. Davies, who, if he had taken the trouble to search the rate books would have found him rated to at least X-40 in the borough of Haverfordwest. Mr Thomas You may say £50. Mr Davies: I am speaking within bounds. It is painful to every respectable man to hear reports circu- lated of the scene that took place in this Council room by the conduct of the man who degraded himself and degraded the position to which he was appointed. I will act as firmly as I possibly can as a member of this Coun- cil, in carrying out the law rigorously in reference to that gentleman if within one week he does not audit the accounts. Mr Thomas In fairness to Mr Hughes I should rise to state that the accounts were legally put before us, and would have been audited but for the obstructions put in the way by Mr Davies. Mr Hood, the other auditor, was prepared to do so. The accounts were put before us, but Mr Davies refused to audit them. The Mayor On tho first of March last we met in the Town Hall, to appoint Auditors, and Mr. Thomas Whicher Davies was then appointed. He refused to serve office, and we were obliged to make bye- laws (which we bad not before) to compel the parties either to serve the office or to pay the fine. We did make a bye-law, and there was a meeting held again for the election of an auditor: he was again elected, and he has accepted the office, and what this other ob- jection is—it is of a private nature-I need not go into the matter, but I believe he disputed the right of the assistant auditor to be present. But it is not for him to question that: because under the Municipal Act Mr. Thomas's acts are considered legal, and it is his own look out if they are not—he is liable to a penalty-and what pretence Mr Davies had to qnestion the right I cannot see for a moment, but it is only of a piece with all his usual conduct through life he is beneath con- tempt, but here we are compelled to notice him, and I hope the Council will, in some way-and if no other person moves it I will do so myself—because we are not here to be treated with contumely. Mr T. R. Owen What his conduct has been through life I am not prepared to say but his conduct on this particular occasion deserves our taking: very strong no- tice of it, and I have much pleasure in seconding Mr. Davies's proposition. Mr Whittow I think, considering the way in which he conducted himself,,that we ought to take action against him at once. It was here stated by the Town Clerk, that Mr. Whicher Davies, who, on being warned by him (tha Town Clerk) of the consequences of not discharging the duties which had been cast upon him, bad consulted a professional gentleman, was now prepared to audit the accounts. Mr Davies Then, under the circumstances, we will allow him a week. The proposition to that effect was then made a formal motion, and several members of the Council volun- teered to accompany Mr Thomas to the audit, as a pro- tection against hie being insulted by Mr Davies, or any breach of the peace being committed. Sundry other matters, not of any general importance, having been transacted, and a number of bills passed, the Council adjourned, after a sitting of about four hours and a half.
PEMBROKE. COURSING.—On Thursday last a number of gentlemen of the neighbourhood of Pembroke met, by the kind per- mission of J. Mirehouse, Esq^ of Brownslade, on the Angle Estate, and had a very first-rate day's coursing, there being 28 hares found, and the four dogs had some splendid runs, killing li; until all parties cried Hold, enough.'
PEMBROKE COUNTY COURT. TUESDAY—BEFORE JOHN JOHNES, ESQUIRE, JUDGE. TVIII. Jones v. Richard P,vang.-Tlii,, was a claim to recover the sum of 5s 9d. The plaintiff did not appear: Judgment for the defendant, who was also allowed his eoatt). Wm. Henry Warlnw v. Robert George.This was a plaint to recover £ 4,8s Kid, the balance of an account, for goods sold The plaintiff (who was professionally repre- sented by Mr Lockt) proved the sale, by himself and assistant, of various goods to the defendant, and also the payment, by him, of sundry sums amounting in all to £6 los od, leaving the balance now sought to he recovered. It was sought to be established, however, by the defend- ant's attorney (Mr Adams) that the goods in question had been supplied to the defendant as the agent of his father but this statement was contravened by the plaintiff, who stated that the defendant's fathcrjiad been for years in receipt of parochial relief, and that he (the ptailltiffJ would not have trusted him five shillings, much less il I, He had, in fact, been trusting the defendant all along, entering the goods to him, and entering the various credits in his name. Judgment for the plaintiff.
PEMBROKE PETTY SESSIONS. TOWN-HALL, SATURDAY 29TH ULT. [Before Wm. Hulm, Esq, Mayor, and M. Davies, Esq.[ Thomas Brown was charged with vagrancy. Ordered to be discharged on promising to leave the town. [Supt. Kelly said prisoner had torn hialnowsers while in the cellar. His Worship said he had better get a rice bag, and make two holes in it as a substitute.] Charles Edy, an old offender, was charged with being drunk and disorderly, and offering to fight the police and some gentlemen of the town. His Worship sa:d it was the intention of the Bench to increase the punish- ment each time to see if he could be brought to behave himself better. Fined 40s and Gd costs or one month's hard labour. [The prisiner had been convicted on simi- lar charges in the present year, viz. :—March 3rd, when he paid a fine of 20s and 8s costs April 23rd, fined 40s costs, but in default of payment he was committed for one month August 6th, fined 50s and 6s 6d, but again expiatid the offence by serving another month in gaol, and on this occasion he was consigned to the same place for a similar period.] ORDERS OF REMOVAL.— William Dally, aged 70, was ordered, on the complaint of the Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of St. Michael, to be removed to St. Thomas, Haverfordwest, where about 45 or 50 years ago he had been in the service of Mr Henry Phillips, of Tempernesa, and had never since gained a parish. Jane Thomas, a widow with four children, was also ordered, on the complaint of the same Overseers, to be removed to the parish of Penally. It appeared that she had been since married and neither of her husbands had given her a parish, and her father and mother, who had lived at Monkton, were recipients of relief from the parish of Penally, through, which parish she had received relief through her (witness's) mother. [It being necessary to have the paper signed by the Overseers of St. Michael, and the Assistant-Overseer not being in attendance, a policeman was requested to ask Mr Abram Valance to come and sign them, when a number of butchers seeing him so summoned, and anxious to know the cause, imme- diately forsook their business and filled the Hall, and to their no small chagrin only saw Mr Valance sign his name twice!] SATURDAY, Nov. 5. [Before George Dunn, T. Mansel. and N. A. Roch, Esqs.] Mary Rodney was charged with deserting her service at Mr R. Venables, of Angle, and, refusing to return, was committed to the House of Correction for 14 days.
BOROUGH PETTY SESSIONS. SAME DAY. [Before W. Hulm, Esq, Mayor, and Morgan Davies, Esq.] George Frederick Marchant was charged on the com- plaint of Michael Coffey with an assault. It appeared that on Saturday night previous the complainant Wila putting out the gas-lights, when defendant asked by whose authority he was doing so at the same time put- ting his hand upon complainant's ladder, which consti- tuted the assault complained of. Fined Is and 6s costs. The Mayor, on taking leave of the Bench, said Mr Kelly, as this is the last time I shall occupy the chair as chief magistrate, ana as during my mayoralty the police of the Borough has been consolidated with that of the County, and having been one of the originators of the change, and having had better opportunities of judging than the other magistrates, I take this opportunity to congratulate the inhabitants on the change, and now for the first time during the 25 years I have been connected with the Borough the police business is managed efficiently and respectably. I consider you, Mr Superintendent Kelly, a most efficient officer, and thank you for the attention you have paid to the duties of your responsible office, which duties you have discharged to my satis faction and I must not forget the officers forming the staff under you: they have performed their duties ex- ceedingly well, and the best proof of their ability and forbearance is that they have preserved the peace of the Borough without the use of their staves. Mr Lanning, before vacating this chair, I have to thank you also for the courtesy shewn me at all times when I have had occasion to consult you on the affairs of the Borough, and thank you for your kind assistance. Mr Morgan Davies also bore testimony to the effi- ciency of the police, and thanked Mr Kelly in the name of the public for his ability and zeal. Mr Kelly returned thanks for the kind compliment paid him, and hoped they would at all times be worthy of their kindness and that he should be able to give His Worship's successor the same satisfaction as his Worship had just expressed. NOVEMBER 7. [Before George Dunn, J. Adams, N. A. Roch, and T Mansel, Esqs; and the Rev. Charles Douglas.] WRECKERS. William Williams, John Xarberth, and William Canton were charged with secreting portions of rope, being part of the wreck of the Norwegian barque Cohfidence,' near Freshwater East, in the parish of Hodgeston, carrying it away and secreting it under a bed in a loft of Mr Fur- long's, of Stackpole Quay, where they were in service. The defendants admitted the charge, and were severally fined 5s and 9s 4d costs, or 14 days' imprisonment. John Macquire was also charged by Supt. Kelly with secreting a copper bolt, being part of the said wreck. It appeared that the Superintendent met defendant be- tween Portclew and Freshwater East, and perceiving that he appeared to conceal something in his pocket, he accosted him and drew forth a copper bolt. Mr Walford Arbouin Harries, acting consul for Norway and Sweden, said he believed the barque 4 Confidence' Was about 300 by 500 tons burthen. The stores and materials were under his charge. There were many ot them of a similar description to the one now produced, and he had no doubt in his mind that it was one conveyed from the wreck. He believed it to be fresh from the timber, as bolts allowed to lie about would have a more corroded appearance. Defendant said he went to the wreck to look for work, and being told they required no assistance, was returning, when he entered a field, and found the bolt lying under a hedge, and he thought it no harm to carry it away. Fined 12s 6d aad 7s 6d costs, or 21 days' imprisonment.
PEMBROKE TOWN COUNCIL. On Wednesdav last the above Board met in the Council Chamber of the Town Hall, for the purpose of electing a Mayor for the Borough of Pembroke for the ensuing year, when there were present—Wm. Hulm, Esq, Mayor; and Messrs. Tucker, Price, Hurlow, Bryant, J. Jones, fhomM, H. P. Jones, Jenkins. Cocks, Glanville, Braham, Mansel, Paynter, Lewis, Dawkins, White, Hughes, W. H. Lewis, Briggs and Rhodes. Wm. Ilnlm, Esq, rose and said: The time had arrived when it became the duty of the Council to elect a. Mayor for the ensuing- year: upon which Mr T. Lewis proposed MrJ, W Paynter; observing that he required no recom- mendation from him, as he (Mr Paynter) was so well known to them. Mr T. Hurlow had much pleasure in seconding Mr. Lewis's nomination. Mr White said if Mr Ilurlow had not seconded Mr Lewis, he should have been happy to do so. as Mr Paynter, from his long residence, private worth, and public usefulness, rendered his election desirable: but at the same time he (Mr White) hoped it would not be sup- posed that the desire of having a mayor at Pembroke Dock had ceased to exist, and it would be impossible to reconcile that feeling so long as the Mayor was chosen from Pembroke alone; however, tie hoped the time would arrive when the chief magistrate of the borough would be unanimously elected, each alternate year, from Pembroke and Pembroke Dock. Mr Hulm then inquired if they wished to nominate any other candidate; and receiving no reply, declared Mr Paynter to he unanimously elected. Mr Paynter moved into the chair' and returned thanks for the honour done him by placing him in the chair he had occupied on former occasions, and hoped he should be able to fill it to their satisfaction, and to the benefit of the town. The election of aldermen was tnen proceeded with, and the numbers were-for Capt. Cocks, 9; Paynter, 11; Davies, 12; Mansell, 12 therefore the retiring aldermen were re-elected, and they returned thanks. The Mayor (J. W. Paynter, Esq.) said he wished to be economical, and that the Mayor's salary be abolished, as he did not think it worth while that they should go into the rate taken from poor men's pockets for such a paltry sum. Mr Dawkins said he would rather increase it. It was very well for Mr Paynter to wish to abolish it; but some meaner person, who might be mayor, might like to have it (laughter). Mr Hulm said the Council had no right to abolish the Mayor's salary, as it could be voted each year. It was useless to abolish it for the present. Mr Paynter said he had been Mayor before, but had not touched a penny of salary. Mr Thomas seconded the proposition, and Mr M. Davies agreed to its abolition for the present year, but opposed it as a permanent resolution. Mr Glanville said the Mayor could not claim a salary unless it were voted-him by tho Council; therefore the proposition fell to the ground. The Mayor had no salary unless it were voted to him. Mr Bryant said that an early period of the corporation a salary had been voted to the Mayor, and had so con. tinued until the pre-ent. Mr Dawkins said if it were now abolished it would so continue, unless it was voted again, if for 50 or 100 years. Abolished accordingly. It was then proposed by Mr Hurlow that the Town Clock of Pembroke should be kept according to local time, when he was informed that it would be useless, as an order had been issued to tier Majesty's Dockyards to adopt Greenwich time. The members of the several committees were re-elected and to the Finance Committee, Messrs. Cocks and Hughes were added when, on the subject of the Gas Committee, Mr Lewis (the chairman) spoke of the bad quality, in- sufficient supply, and irregular hours at which the gas was pat out. He had complained of it, but there had been no notice taken, and he wished the chairman of the company to be apprised of it. Mr Dawkins seconded the proposition, and Mr Lewis said, as Chairman of the Committee, he did not wish to take too much upon himself, and he would prefer some measure of the Council to be taken, 98 1$ would have greater weight. Mr ilulm said, six or eight weeks asrn the gaS.^f. poisonous, and he wrote to the Company on ihe and had received a reply from the secretary, stating forth it should be better; iuul Mr Crawshav. the chair- man, said they had a project of abandoning the wor^)C Pembroke ami supplying the town from Pembroke by means of pipes, by which they would be able to g' greater satisfaction, and having but one plant, &e'-n. would be more remunerative. The alteration would1! volve an outlay of .(,'1,200; therefore he (Mr Hf'1?jj thought it would be better to let the matter alone f»rt present. Mr Paynter asked if they were to pay the price coo- tracfed for good gas. Mr H. P. Jones said it was bad, and stank Hkef" from the infernal regions; affecting the lungs, and doilig great damage to the goods of the shopkeepers, &c. Mr Lewis said, in answer to complaints that had made he had been replied to from London, that the was bad and he had been changed tho coal was bad, 8° they had changed it, and got a supply from Mr B"TL'E It then went on satisfactorily until Saturday night, the gas went out in all the shops while in the tnid*1 business. He was then told that the upper part of purifier had been blown away—thai was an accidc"1 but the quality was bad. That wa, the fault of t 3 1 purifier, and a new one made; but there was not ? enough, the retorts were bad, and they then put in f retorts, but it was too bad to put them on m the vvi"te quarter, when a supply of gas was rao-t wanted. Mr Lewis felt sure the Company wished to do was right, but they must be continually reminded of 11 the quality was still had. r Mr Tucker, and others, bore testimony to the impfPf way in which it was managed, and the lights put out the streets; and Mr II. P. Jones moved the follo^1^ resolution:—4 That the Town Clerk write to the Chai^nS,, of the Gas Company, informing them that the gas sup' plied by them to the borough is of very inferior qualif)'' and th At if the quantity supplied does not amount to tha contracted for, this Council will take steps to see whethCd they cannot procure gas from some other source, aO request immediate attention thereto.' f Hr H. P. Jones asked, as they were on the subject0 gas, whether the Council were to pay for gas con»uMf^ by persons granted the hall for meetings, ments.&c. Mr Ilulm said they had only to provide for the future; as he would pay from his own pocket for all that had bee" consumed; they had only to determine: for the future.. Several bills were then passed, and alter a flesnltof) conversation on the subject of superannuating Mr Geoi'g8 Young, it was adjourned, and the meeting separated.. THE ELECTION OF MAYOR. — Immediately upon its being known that J. W. Paynter, Esq, had been IInaUI" mously elected mayor the bclisofSt. Mary's Church rti., g forth a loud and merry peal, announcing the pleaslno intelligence to the inhabitants.
PEMBROKE FARMERS' CLUB. (From a Correspondent.) d The November meeting of the above society was hf at the Lion Hotel, Pembroke, on Saturday, the alo instant. Nearly 60 gentlemen and farmers sat down t an excellent dinner, provided by Mr and Mrs Jones. lent, In the absence of Nicholas John Dunn, Esq, preside11 the chair was ably filled by Evelyn Mirehouse, Esq, 0 Brownslade, but in consequence of a new rule, no hcaltl1 or toasts were introduced, except the usual ones Royalty, which the inhabitants of Castlemartin are cele' bratcd for heartily responding to. The following premiums were awarded :— To Mr Richard Venables, of Angle, the premium for the best and greatest number of acres of turnips or mangold wurtzel, grown on the drill 0 0 system, on farms under 150 acres £ 4 0 u To Mr Thomas Hurlow, of Bridge End, the 0 second in merit .62 0" So lamentable and general is the melencholy failure the turnip crop in this neighbourhood, that there was bu one competitor for the premium for turnips, on farms °. 150 acres and upwards, and that one was deemed not 0 sufficient merit, to obtain a prize. To Mr James Parccll, of Lydstep, the prize of a handsome electro-plate tea and coffee set, given by the town of Pembroke, for the best pair of two-year-old steers, of the Castlemartin breed, value £ o 0 To Mr George James Young, of Hubberston, the second in merit, a handsome electro-plate n coffee-pot, value £ 2 0 There were eight competitors, and it was a splend'" show of the pure Castlemartin cattle. The judges, Mr Rees, of Upton, and Mr Jenkins, Pantvphillip, gave universal satisfaction, even to the uf* successful candidates.. As the attention of the club was taken up pretty at the August meeting in revising the rules, the subject for discussion at this meeting was lost sight of, but M Richard Llewhellin, of Bangeston, introduced the qut;" tion, Economically feeding Cart Horses.' He said he had just erected a water-power machine, with which he could bruise gorse, and he fully expected to reduce expenditure of feeding his horses Is 3d each per week. This brought up a number of speakers, among wbOlO we observed Messrs. C. Hays, James Pareell, Tlioluss Lewis, G. J. Young, J. H. Gibby, J. Mirehouse, W' Jenkins, Pantvphillip, &e, &c, which elicited a vaSt amount of useful information on the subject. Amidst conflicting opinions as to what should be the subject for discussion at the next meeting, a very 'n* fl'iential landlord proposed, in a a jocular manner, 4 In the absence of hay, grass, and turnips, how the farmers should pay the next half-year's rent.' This waS received with shouts of laughter and applanse, but it wa* ultimately determined that the discussion at the neX* meeting should be, 'The merits of the Castlemartin cattle, in comparison with other breeds of cattle, as to fattening and dairying qualities.' That is, after tab'I18 debit and credit account, to show which breed pays tMFj farmer the best. This question is becoming every daJbf more momentous, therefore we hope gentlemen in oominff" to the meeting will be prepared, not with prejudice an» vague opinions, but with facts and figures to elucidate the matter, hearing in mind that Pembrokeshire is in II transition state'-formerly an exporting, but daily be- coming an importing county. We observed in the nC rules of the society, issued that day, That any member of any agricultural society, or farmer's club, may atten<* the meetings of the society, and take part in any dis' cussion, but not to vote on the question.' This may tend to disseminate useful agricultural knowledge. ANOTHER ACCOUNT (also communicated). The quarterly meeting of this society was held at the Lion Hotel on Saturday last. The inclement state of the weather was such that it foreboded a meagre attendance, but in this we were agreeably disappointed, as between 50 and 60 sat down to dinner. The chief interest manifested was, as to who would be the successful competitors for the prizes offered by the town of Pembroke to exhibitors (being owners) of One pair of two-year-old Black, or Castlemartin Steers. Competition ran high for them; eight entries; by 31r Parcell, Lydstep; Mr Rees, Longston Mr Lock Rowson; Mr Russell, Yerbeston; Mr Young, Hubberston; 1\1r Butler, Studdock; Mr Price, Southdown; and 1\It Thomas, Warren. The Judges were Mr Jenkins, Pantyphillip, and Mr J* Rees, Upton, They had but little difficulty in coming to a decision for the pair of steers shown by Mr Parcel were of a superior description, and a splendid specimen of the Castlemartin breed. They were awarded the first prize, consisting of an electro-plated tea and coffee service; the second in merit, Mr George Young. art electro-plated coffee-pot. The judges declared that they did not remember seeing so many superior Castlemartin- bred cattle exhibited at one time. The prizes for turnips were awarded as follows: Mr Richard Venables, of Angle, the premium for the best and greatest number of acres of turnips or mangold wurtzel, crown on the drill system, on farms under acres, X4; to Mr Thomas Hurlow, of Bridge End, the second in merit, £2. At the dinner, Evelyn Mirehouse, Esq, presided, and Mr T. Lewis occupied the vice-chair. The order of the meeting took a different turn to the usual routine, there being no particufar subject proposed for discussion. The chairman suggested that some gentleman would propose one, when Mr Llewhellin, of Bangeston, rose and said he would be glad if some gentleman would give information as to the most economical method of keeping cart horseS» when a very animated discussion ensued, a great number of gentlemen telling their tfwn experience, but they came to the unanimous conclusion, that if horses were served with two bushels of corn per week. then any other food, whether chaff, hay, straw, or hay, was » matter of little consequence. The discussion had the effect of prolonging the meeting and the company kept together till a late hour,
PEMBROKE-DOCK. The military store steam transport, 'Lord Panmure, T. S. Moore, Commander, commenced shipping Oil Saturday a couple of 18-pound batteries of Royal Artil- lery and other war stores for Pembroke, and will after- warns proceed to Carrickfergus and Dublin to embark returned stores for Woolwich. THE Standard, of Monday last, says, that J. O. Lever, Esq, M.P., and five other gentlemen, arrived at South- ampton by the mid-day train on Sunday, and immediately proceeded to the Great Eastern, and that they left by the early train, on Monday, on their return to London. ThO purport of their visit had not transpired. PEMBROKE YARD.—The Immortalite,' 50 gun steam- frigate, is rapidly progressing with her jury-rigging, and will be ready to leave for Portsmouth in about three weeks. The efficiency of the establishment is very per' fect, under the able superintendence of Captain Ramsny» C.B., and the talented officers under his command. The gallant captain is indefatigable in his exertions, and seldom leaves the arsenal even for a single day. NOVEMBER 9TH.—This being the anniversary of the birthday of His Royal Highness the Prince of vV'ales same was commemorated at Pembroke Dock in the usual way, by the display of the Royal Standard and other flagS, both on shore and on board Her Majesty's ships in port. The Hampshire Militia were inspected by Col. Raymond; but as the weather was inclement, they did nothing but march past in slow and quick time.
MILFORD. The case of James John, the young man who was un- fortunately drowned at South Hook Point on the morn- ing of the 1st inst., while engaged in the praiseworthy attempt to throw a rope to one of the crew of the schooner Elizabeth,' then struggling in the wsteft having been strongly recommended to the favourable consideration of the Board of Trade by W. W. Harriett Etlq, Receiver of Wrecks for the Milford District, their Lordships in reply thereto expressed their regret at distressing affair, at the same time awarded the sum 0 £10 to the afflicted parents of the ill-fated young man. On Monday and Tuesday week we were again visited with a terrible gale, which, if not on the whole equallfl violence to the one of the preceding week, has in cons^' quence of the quarter from which if, blew, viz. S. proved far more destructive both to life and property in this neighbourhood! Among the casualties are the f°'' lowing-—A schooner, name unknown, was driven fro01 her anchors near South Hook Point. Mr Thomas Morris, who witnessed the accident, mustered all his men to render assistance. On seeing the crew about to leave their vessel in the boat, the men on shore oalltd to tbflo
NOTICE TO CORRESPONDENCE. A List of Passengers by the Royal Charter,' forwarded to us by Messrs Gibbs, Bright, & Co., is omitted from want of room. The same remark will apply to several letters c.n the subject of Saint Mary's Church, mostly agreeing with our article.
PEMBROKE-DOCK TIDE TABLE. NOVEMBER. MORNING. AFTERNOON. DAYII. Time. Height. Time. Heignt. Saturday 12 6 46 20 7 *7 20* 5 Sunday. 13 7 27 20 3 7 48 20 0 Monday 14 8 10 19 8 8 36 19 2 Tuesday 15 8 59 18 9 9 24 18 4 Wednesday 16 9 51 17 If) 10 18 17 4 Thursday 17 10 45 16 11 11 15 16 7 Friday 18 11 48 16 7 Thursday. 17 10 45 16 11 11 15 16 7 Friday 18 11 48 16 7 ——
THE ANGLO LUSO BRAZILIAN COMPANY. We have much pleasure in giving publicity to the fact, communicated to Messrs. Ford and Jackson, by telegraph, from Lisbon, that the Anglo Luso Brazilian Company have got a ten years' mail subsidy granted of £15,000 a-year.
ST. MARTIN'S CHURCH. IN an article last week on another subject, we incidentally alluded to the case of St. Martin's Church, as possessing a strong claim on the charity of the benevolent. In an advertisement now before us, the distressing condition of this, our most ancient edifice, is depicted with painful distinctness. The Church is described as being through- out in a ruinous condition,' the walls, it is said, with the exception of the south wall, have given way, the whole roof is falling, the dry rot is active in several parts of the woodwork in the interior, and some of the seats have fallen:to pieces;' and finally it is stated that a sum of JE1000 at the least, is required to put the struc- ture in simply proper repair for worship.' If ever there was a case which bore its merits on its surface, and needed not the artifice of rhetoric or any ambitious copiousness of diction to commend it, this is pre- eminently a case of that description. It would be taking a narrow view, indeed, were to suppose that the preservation of St. Martin's Church had an interest which ceased with the confines of the parish wherein it is situated. Where an edifice already fulfils all the conditions necessary to comfort and accommoda- tion, and it is simply sought to impart to it the graces of ornament and architectural perfection, the claim may well be confined, in such an instance, to those who are so eagerly desirous of gratifying their taste for the beautiful. But the preservation of a church from decay has an inte. rest which is confined to no ascertained limits: it has claims not merely on those who worship there, not merely on the town in which it is situated, but on the whole community of Christians wherever they may be found. And the claim is intensified if that be possible, in pro- portion to the antiquity of the edifice. As to St Martin's, it is the oldest house of prayer in the town, and one of the most ancient in the kingdom. We confess that these fine old memorials of the past have an interest for us, and we grieve to see them decay. Fhey have stood the blasts of centuries; civilisation, marching onward age after age, and so often ruthless in its destruction of the obsolete, has still spared them as sacred relics; and they now stand as the material connecting links between our own and a remote age. Every day, if we read the spectacle a-right, they silently preach to us an impressive lesson. Remembering that their founders have centuries ago fallen into dust;, that their very name and fame even, conspicuous as they once might have been, are now hid under an obscure cloud; remembering this, and reflecting also that yet a few centuries and all that shall remain of our own age, and that glittesing pageantry of modern civilisation by which we are surrounded, will be a few retics, the truth of the poet's verse is forced upon us, that 4 Art is long, and time is fleeting, And our hearts, though stout and brave, Still like muffled drums are beating Funeral marches to the grave.' Let us preserve then, with sacred care, buildings which are at once memorials of the past and monitors for our everyday guidance. There is yet another thought. All over the land, towering in height and strength, stand the remains of ancient castles. How zealously we guard them against the inroads of utilitarianism: how scrupulously we endeayour to avert the encroachments of time. It is but right and reverential that we should do so; yet while we are careful to guard the relics that denote the power of our ancestors, let us not neglect to shield the memorials which attest their piety. One of the most striking of these memorials is Saint Martin's Church its inevitable decay, if not immediately repaired, we have already described, and to enlarge on the merits of such a case, would be to weaken it with superfluity. In the earnest words of the advertisement we have before alluded to, 4 this statement is respectfully submitted to strangers as well as to inhabitants and neighbours, with an earnest request that those whom God has entrusted with means will regard with kindly interest the ruinous state of this Church, and assist those who are anxious to effect these necessary repairs, but are themselves quite unable.'
MILFORD HAVEN. WE bail with the greatest delight the advent of the Time., as an advocate of Milford Haven. In its City Article of Tuesday the leading journal makes extended reference to a valuable report which has just been pub- lished on the maritime capabilities and advantages of that harbour, and fully endorses all that the author-Mr Thomas Page, an eminent civil engineer-has written on the subject. The value to be attached to the advocacy of the Times does not arise from its setting forth any new fact, or putting any ascertained truth in a new light. Everything the Times says has been urged in this and several other local journals many a time over; but the peculiar worth of the recognition of Milford Haven by the leading journal lies in this, that the statements it makes will be read in thousands of quarters where the local papers of Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire pro- bably never penetrate. There is not a shipowner, not a manufacturer, not a merchant in Christendom but will see and read the City Article we have referred to, and ponder its contents well. This, for the present, is what we what. We desire that Milford Haven-its manifold advantages—may be known then it will be talked about, then visited, then tried. The first condition is that its advantages should be ventilated. Demosthenes, questioned as to what constituted succe&s in oratory, replied, three successive times, 'Pronunciation.' Sub- stitute 'Publicity' for this, and we have what Milford Haven requires: It needs publicity, and this it is in a fair way of obtaining wherever commerce has extended. We conclude by repeating the sentiment we expressed at the outset: we hail the advent of [the Timet to our cause with the greatest delight. The incidents of the old fairy tale are perhaps about to be reversed. The fairy who came last to the birth oft he Sleeping Beauty brought only misfortune the Times, though the last of the London press to come to the aid of Milford Haven, may be the means of bringing it all that wealth and renown, which the least sanguine of us picture as its destiny. We wish it may be so: meanwhile our readers may like to see for themselves what the Times says here are its observations:— FROM THE CITY ARTICLE. A full report on Milford Haven as a commercial and naval station has just been issued by Mr Page. It con- firms in every respect the superiority of the portion as regards safety and convenience, and shows, from the fact of its not having long ago became the emporioum of our western trade the powerlessness even of the greatest natural advantages to attract traffic from old-established and routine channels. If the sums wasted by the Great IN e¡;tern Railway Company had been devoted to the amplification and cheapening of this route, the share- holders might have been prosperous, but all who are now interested m it are cramped by want of funds and courage, and its development, therefore, although certain, must bo gradual. That there is no haven in Europe more spacious and secure seems to be generally admitted and aNo that it reqlllrcs no expenditure of importance to com- plete it with every requirement of modern commerce The extension of the pier at the town of Milford to such depth of water as would accommodate ocean stea a era is apparently the one only work immediatety requisite, the rapid growth of all these conveniences that mark a rising place being certain to follow. As a port for passenger and goods traffic to London it already contrasts well with others both on the score of time and expense, but there are yet sixty miles of railway to be made befor-1 it can take any part of the great throng from Manchester— namely, fourteen from Carmarthen to Llandeilo, and forty-six from Llandovery to Knighton. Compared with Gal way, Liverpool, and Southampton, Mr Pape contends that Milford presents in each case a great .saving for passengers from New York to London. Even in point of time it is two hours and a half better than the Gal way route, while reckoning railway fares, and the annoyances of the short sea passage from Dublin to Holyhead, the advantages as regard-! convenience and cost are much more considerable. Over Sonthampton the gain is eleven 1 ours, and over Liverpool ten hours and a half, apart f"om which the several mail companies would enjoy an I conomical supply of coal, a free entrance, ample depth of water, avoidance of risks in the Channel, and a saving light dues. In the cost of coals, especially, an economy • 7s 6d per ten is claimed for Milford over Southampton, while it is also stated that the coaling would be effected at one operation, at the rate of two thousand tons per day for one ship. With respect to the capabilities of the place as a naval establishment, the arguments arc equally strong. In time of war the facility for a steamer entering a harbour at any state of tide, and taking in her coal with the least possible delay, is a question of the first importance, and in this respect Milford is pre-eminent In its comparative safety and capability of defence from these long-ranged projectiles which constitute the great feature of modern warfare, it is alleged likewis to possess exclusive recommendations. Pembroke, ten miles from the sea, would,' it is said, with ftrtilications and artil- lery of the present day at the entrance of Milford Haven, be rendered quite secure.' The possibility ef merchant ships being shelled in the harbour is also far less than in the instances of Portland, Holyhead, and Dover. Thus, although the sums expended, or to he expended, on Eng- lish harbours of refuge according to the estimates com- menced in 1847 reach an aggregate of £ 5,501,125, Milford Haven, which contains as great an area of deep anchor- age at low water as the aggregate of Plymouth, Portland, and Hblyhead will, it is asserted, unaided by improve- ments, still stand out far superior to them all. Certainly, the compartive neglect in which it has been allowed to remain must be admitted as another illustration of the indifference often bestowed on the benefits we have. If France or any other country in Europe could boast of such a natural point either for aggression, defence, or re- fuge, we should probably bear constant lamentations at our lack of a corresponding seat of power. [The following inportant corrections appeared in the Times of Wednesday.] With reference to the remarks yesterday on Mr Page's 4 Report on Milford Haven for ocean steamers, and a naval arsenal,' the South Wales Railway Company desire to state-first, that pier accommodation at present exists for ocean steamers at Milford Haven and secondly, that there is ralwav communication thence to Manchester. A floating pier extends into the deep water at the terminus of the South Wales Railway at New Milford (Milford Haven), and is available for large steamers at any state of the tide. At this pier. the Calcutta, a large ocean steamer, which sailed for Lisbon and Brazil on the 2nd instant, took in cargo and coal direct from the railway trucks, which are lowed to the floating pier by means of hydraulic machinery, and the traffic in connection with the steamers to and from Waterford and Cork is carried on in a similar manner daily. Railway communication exists between Manchester and Milford Haven by way of Newport and by way of Gloucester. Through rates are established, and Manchester goods are now sent to New Milford by one or other of these routes for exportation.
TEN BY. On Wednesday last Dr Maulc Sutton was elected Mayor. A reward of zC5 Ins has been voted to the crew of the Society's new Life Boat stationed at Tenby, for going off and saving the crew of three men from the sloop Brothers, of Milford, which was wrecked off that place during the late severe gale. On Sunday evening last, the brig Policy, of Sunder- land, Monell master, from Quebec, to Llanelly, with timber, which was anchored off the easternmost end of Caldy Island, parted her cables and was driven on shore under Trevane Cliff, between seven and eight o'clock. On perceiving by the signal lights that the vessel was ashore; Mr Perrott, with bit gallant crew, manned the life boat, and pulled through a tremendous sea to the stranded vessel, which tney found to tie completely cradled among the rocks, with a rocky breakwater (between them and the life boat) over which the sea hroke with fearful violence, and which prevented the life boat from coming to close quarters. Anchored at the very edge of the seething waters the life boat's brave crew held on, endeavouring to establish a communication with the remainder of the crew (four having happily succeeded in getting ashore when the vessel first struck). The lite boat's cable, however, just at this time snapped, and for a few minutes the crew were in the very jaws of destruction. Seeing themselves failed in their gallant efforts they turned, and with all the speed they could muster made for Tenby harbour. Mr Perrott and the coast guard (many of whom were in the life boat) started off with the rocket apparatus, and reached the cliffs over- hanging the ship, which they rapidly descended, and, having placed the rocket-tube in position, fired. The line was admirably thrown, and after a while they had the satisfaction of placing five imperilled sailors in safety Several persons were present from Tenby, who testified their sympathy with the shipwrecked men. The master of the vessel had one of his shoulders put out, but is now doing well. The following day the wreck, which is very picturesquely placed, was visited by many hundred per- sons from Tenhy and Saundersfoot; this picturesqucricss of situation (by the way) being most inconvenient for the saving of either materiel or cargo; everything has to be done by men's labour, there not being room for horses to work, and after a long process of hauling the things saved have to be drawn up the neighbouring cliff. The first morning (Monday) showed that the bottom of the hull had been knocked clean away, and as the vessel lifted with the waves some of the balks composing the cargo would he washed out, only to be knocked in fragments on the surrounding rocks. It is most fortunate that no accident has happened, the number of visitors being so great and the cliffs so precipitous. One tall gentleman (whose name has not reached us) we hear was placed in a rather awkward predicament, having descended nearly to the base of a steep shelving cliff, wita the tide beneath him, ani, being unable to retrace his steps, gave himself up for lost. His distress being observed, and cries for assistance heard, a rope was thrown down to him, and in that, way he was hauled up the rocks, 'undignified but safe,' .J