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THE LATE COUNTY MEMBER. I IT is with a feeling of deep regret we announce the death of Mr Lort Phillips, the member for the county, which event took place at his residence at Lawrenny Park on Tues- day last. The health of the lamented gentle- man had been a source of great anxiety to his friends for some time past, and within the last few weeks the malady from which he suffered exhibited such alarming and decided symptoms, that his recovery was utterly des- I paired of. He himself, though wracked with f extreme pain, bore up with that fortitude for 1 which he was remarkable, and at times exhi- j bited a cheerfulness of spirits which inspired | his friends with hope, though they, alas knew t too well the deadly nature of his affliction. I Every effort that the best of medical skill could I suggest was made to save a life so valuable I to his friends and to the county which had I bestowed upon him its chiefest honour but all these efforts were unavailing, and on Tues- day evening at nine o'clock, surrounded by those who were nearest and dearest to him, the generous and genial-hearted county member breathed his last. The departure from our midst of one so loved and respected demands more than a passing notice at our hands it indeed marks an epoch in our county history, for he may be said to be the last representative J of the county aristocracy who maintained in all its integrit}', -the upright, manly, liberal cha- racter of the good old English Squire. Pem- brokeshire is remarkable for the losses it has sustained among the ranks of its landed sustained among the ranks of its landed gentry. Time after time it has been our painful duty to record the premature demise of some representative of an ancient family, and frequently that duty has been performed with the saddening reflection that the subject of our regret had left no one to succeed him— no one to continue the same hospitality—to I dispense the same charity to the poor, and to evince the same kindly interest in local pros- perity. As loss after loss comes upon us we cannot avoid feeling that trie decay of the race of the true country gentleman is rapidly in progress among us, and that not many years hence, the country gentleman occupying I the home of his ancestors, spending his in- come among those whose thrift and industry produce it, and taking care that the whole f neighbourhood around him shall rejoice with I him in his prosperity, will be a rarity in many i parts of the county of Pembroke. The esti- I mable gentleman whose loss we now so deeply f deplore lived from his earliest years in our jj midst;-his name was as familiar in our mouths I as household words, and his good deeds and f virtues—even the history of his boyhood, 1 during which lie endured more of severe I affliction than ordinarily fills the cup of youth- j ful sorrow—might be learnt from the lips of any native of Haverfordwest. Pie was not a new-comer who had bought our homage with his gold; he was, to use a familiar but most expressive phrase, 'born and bred amongst us,' and bore a name which by the virtues of its possessors had become in Haverfordwest a synonym for affection and generosity, and had descended from father to son honoured and respected ever since the period when our town could first boast of a community. It is not to be wondered at that one who possessed so much genuine popularity, and had won 'golden opinions from all sorts of people,' should have received the highest reward in a county which, while it is fully alive to the importance of political representation, is perhaps more ausceptible to the influences of friendship. The election battle was fought ,5 and won with an ardour that approached to enthusiasm, and the great zeal of Mr Lort Phillips's supporters on that occasion was attributable to the fact that the natural bent of their opinions and the inclinations of friend- ship harmonised and went together in the same channel. How well and faithfully he discharged the duties of the trust confided to him, the county at large can judge. He evinced a lively interest in everything con- ducive to the public benefit, and his gifts in support of local institutions were characterized by extreme liberality, and in many instances by perfect munificence. No matter with whom the project originated—whether among 1 0 brother churchmen or friendly non-confor- mists, if its tendency favoured the welfare of those in whom he felt an interest,—it was certain to command his generous and ener- I- getic support; and it was this strong attach- ment to friends and the interests of friends under all circumstances that won for him universal respect and good will. Churchmen zn can point to munificent donations in aid of Church Restoration as proofs of his interest in the progress of the Church; Non-confor- mists can refer to grants of land for places of worship and many acts of kindness, testifying L is liberality towards them; and their joint testimony shows the absence of any feeling- akin to bigotry, and that the most important interests—the religious interests of those who were not of the Church in which he worship- ped,—commanded his sympathies and care. These are among the most pleasant reminis- cences of his good deeds, evincing the strength and breadth of his charity they are sunny memories delightful to contemplate, and long after the present generation shall have passed away, the simple record in the archives of the- village chapel, when revealing the origin of the structure, will also tell the tale of his g generosity. It is scarcely necessary we should | say he was a staunch friend of agriculture; | but it is worthy of note that he was the zealous | advocate o>f those interests with which the | welfare of the tenant farmer was most iden- I tified. Liberal premiums appeared year by year in his name in the prize lists of the dif- ferent societies, and at their annual meetings he took an active part in the discussion of agricultural questions, advocating with much earnestness and ability his own views, and i treating those of his opponents with uniform courtesy and respect. At these annual gatherings his tamiliar form will be missed the tenant farmers have lost their foremost champion, who practised what he taught, and f exhibited so well in his own person the ex- I ample of a considerate and indulgent land- | lord. He rejoiced greatly in the success of j his own tenantry in these competi.ions and I the witticisms in which it was his wont to in- 1 dulge at the expense of the unsuccessful often I convulsed his audience with laughter but | his jokes were void of offence and left no | sting, for his sentiments towards all around | him might have been expressed in the lines :— | 0 Full be your hopes, and rich the crops that fall, § Health to my neighbours, and happiness to all.' I Other institutions not connected with agri- I culture will suffer in a pecuniary sense by his 1 death. He was a warm supporter of tho 1 Volunteer movement, to which he subscribed I annually a large amount, and the lovers of | the chase and promoters of the national pas- | times in this county have been deprived of I their most liberal patron. But those who | will most feel his loss are the poor of his own | locality,—the pensioners of liis bounty—who f looked upon him as the monarch of his own I paternal home,' and whose very existence f seemed involved in his prosperity. We have omitted any detailed reference to politics, I though for the last few years of his life he was | intimately identified with them, and we make j the omission intentionally. We decline to f discuss the subject in its political aspects for f such considerations would be out of place | here. We regard his death as a great public 1 misfortune; men of all shades of political f belief will be included among the mourners, I and the grief of the Liberal will be as sincere I as that of the Conservative. Affection is an I ingredient in the compound man,' and the I Liberal will not think of political advan- | tage in his sorrow for the death of a friend, I though he be the chosen man'of the Conser- p vative party. No one when the honoured | name of the late county member is mentioned 1 will think of politics, but rather turn to the f 1 consideration of the many sterling qualities | I which distinguished him as the friend, the re- f | sident landlord, and the genial, kind-hearted 1 i country gentleman. I
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. I funeral of THE LATE I M R LOR T PHILLIPS. TIIE funeral of this much lamented gentleman I Z, took place yesterday morning at 12 o'clock. Long J before the appointed hour, there were many hun- a ¡ dreds of persons assembled, including repreaenta- | i tives of nearly all the leading families of the county r and also the tradesmen from different localities. I Haverfordwest, of which place the deceased gentle- man was a native, was strongly represented, as was also Pembroke and its neighbourhood. The procession was organized with difficulty owing to the immense concourse of people present, and had it been arranged in the customary order wou'd have extended much more than the whole of the distance between Lawrenny Castle and the parish Church: The road sides were thronged by well dressed people, who were unable for want of space to take part in the procession, which was estimated to include upwards of three hundred gentlemen. The coffin was borne to its final resting place by twelve workmen on the estate, who had been selected for this last office by the deceased gentle- man himself some time before his death, The coffin (which was constructed by Messrs. Lewis and Reynolds, of Haverfordwest,) was of oak, covered with black cloth, the furniture being of brass. The plate, which was also of brass, con- tained the simple inscription George Lort Phillips, Esq, M.P. for the County of Pembroke, died October 30th, 1866. Aged 55.' The funeral was one of the most solemn and painful scenes ever witnessed, and there were few who were not moved to tears when the last sad rites were being I.. performed. In Haverfordwcst the bells of the different churches tolled at intervals during the morning, and the places of business in the principal streets were closed as a tribute of respect to the memory of the late county member. PRESENTATION TO MR. JOHN LEWIs.On Tuesdav week the friends of Mr John Lewis, manager of Messrs. Walters' bank, at Haverfordveest, invited him to a breakfast at the Lord Nelson Hotel, Milford, for the purpose of presenting a very handsome testimonial con- sisting of a magnificent silver tea and coffee service, and several volumes of valuable books. INSPECTION OF VOLUNTEER Amrs.-The War Office has issued a circular to the commandants of Volunteer corps, calling upon them to periodically inspect the government arms in the hands of the members. The practice which has been in vogue with regard to arms is one which requires supervision. In most corps where men have made themselves efficient they are allowed to keep the arms apportioned to them in their own houses, and the result generally has been found advantageous, as the volunteers have the opportunity thus afforded them of private drill, they are saved the necessity of going to their head quarters when they de- sire to go shooting, and the rifle is kept in good order. The privilege has been abused in two corps, as several rifles were discovered out of the country to which they bad been supplied, and in the hands of persons who had no connection with the volunteers. Hence this ordered inspection, and the War Office demands to be informed of all missing arms. All persons, Volunteers or not, keeping the arms after an order has been made to bring them to bead-quarters are liable to be severely pun- ished. | LITTLE HAVKN.—On Thursday evening, the 25th ult, | j the Wesleyans held their annual meeting at this place, in | 1 aid of Foreign Missions, The chair wa< occupied by Mr I f T. Baker, of Haverfordwest, who, in a lucid and powerful | I address, stated the object of the meeting, and enforced 1 i the claims of the Society on all present. Addresses, | I appropriate to the occasion, were delivered by Messrs J. 1 | Phillips and J. Elliott, and by the Rey Mr Watson, of | I Kaverford west, the last of whom conducted the devotional | !part of the services. The attendance was good, and the I collection liberal. One missionary box was brought in | by a young lady connected with a tamily in the neich- | bourliood, that has for a long time occupied a prominent | place amongst Christian workers. | place amongst Christian workers. | I. HAVERFORDWEST RIFLE CORPS.- The contest for Col. S Peel's pnze for attendance at drill during the month of | October, took place at the Rifls Range on Monday after- I noon. The ranges were 500 and (jOlJ yards, five shots at § each distance. Wimbledon targets and scoring. The 1 weather was most unfavourable: rain fell during the I whole of the afternoon, accompanied by a. thick mist, 1 which rendered the targets scarcely discernihle at tllD | longer range. The following is the result of the shoot- | ing:— | 500 600 Tl. 1 1. L.-Corpora! S Thompson (Wi).. 14 17 31 £ 11 2. S'Tgt. T. L..James, (5-s) 13 11 24 | 3. Col.-Sergf. W. IS. Jones, (3s) 16 8 24 § 4. Private J. Owld (2s) 15 6 21 Q | JOINT LUNATIC ASYLUM. — A meeting of the Commit- I I tee of Visitors was held at the Asylnm on Tuesday, the § 3 23rd ult. There were present—J. L. G. P. Lewis, Esq, j I Herillun (chairman), the Earl of Cawdor, J. H. Scour- | | fte'ld, Esq, M.P., J. Jonea, Esq, Blaenos, Gwynnett | 1 Tyler, Esq, Mount- Gernos, and R. Goring Thomas, Esq. f i* Llanon. The consideration of the appointment of auditor | was postponed to the 18th of December next. Mr | Wilton was instructed to obtain a hearse for the use of 1 the Asylum. Mr Wilton stated to the committee that i the Asylum. Mr Wilton stated to the committee that i I no blame attached .to the attendants for the escape of the 1 | lunatic who was found drowned near Laugharne last 1 I week. George Morgan, one of the inmates belonging to | Pembrokeshire, and Maria James, an inmate belonging, Carmarthenshire, were discharged. Louisa Anthony, | out on trial, was also discharged. 1 HAVERFORDWEST TOWN COUNCIL.—A special meeting of the members of this body was held at the Council | Chamber on Monday evening. There were present the | a Mayor, John Madocks, Esq; Mr W. Davies. Mr J. \V. I Phillips, Mr R. Williams, Mr Jame9 Phillips, Mr Wliicher I | Davies, Mr A. Beynon, Mr Joseph IV? a ry church, Dr 1 Brown, Mr Harford, and Mr Wbittow. Before entering 1 on the business the newly-elected members made the j 1 necessary declaration prescribed by the Municipal Cor- j I poration Act. The meeting was convened for the purpose 1 of taking into consideration the case and opinion of Mr | I Poland on the Sanitary Act, 1866, and other acts, and to 1 imake such orders as might be neeesssary. After some | discussion, it- was ordered that the Town Clerk bi in- I structed to prepare and publish the necessary notice of | the intention of the Council to apply to Parliament in | I the next session for an act to remove certain difficulties 1 which the Sanitary Act, 1866, had created in carrying out | the present Water Commissioners' Act, and for the pur- | I pose of enabling the Council as the Sewer authority to | I supply the town with water and drainage, and for the | I various other purposes discussed at the meeting, and to 1 1 take the other steps necessary for obtaining such Act. I 1 The meeting then adjourned. 1 I THE FIFrrr OF NOVEMBER.—An attempt was made by | I some of the small boys of the town, assisted by a few of | 1 larger growth, to celebrate the anniversary of Gunpowder | | Plot, but owing to the active interference of the police, 1 1 the attempt was only partially successful, the display | I being limited to those portions of the streets where the | 'Blues' were invisible. Some lighted tar barrels were | stealthily introduced into the streets, but were promptly 1 extinguished by the police, and fireballs were thrown 1 and crackers exploded when tne operation could be per- | formed without fear of detection. Mr Superintendent i Cecil met with a severe hurt by being struck on the § head by a tar barrel, which was thrown among the | crowd. The injury was purely accidental, as the person | who threw the cask was not aware at the time that it | would have struck any person, still less the superin- | tendent of Police, whom he did not abserve till after the | accident. Mr Ceci!, fortunately, wore at the time a strongly ft would have struck any person, still less the superin- | tendent of Police, whom he did not abserve till after the | accident. Mr Ceci!, fortunately, wore at the time a strongly ft made hat, which greatly broke the force of the blow, but g which however was completely cut through. This un- 1 looked for event abated the ardour of the boisterous jjj spirits: the blood-on the face of the superintendent o! 1 | police aroused in their minds fears of future punishment, | I and they disappeared with great expedition and equal 1 i cautiousness. | I h I I ELECTION OF TOWN COUNCILLOR?. | | The election of members for the Town Council took | | place on Thursday at the Market Hall. The members who. e | 3 period of office expired this year were the Mayor, John k | Madocks, Esq, Dr Brown, Mr S. Harford, and Mr M. | Whit-tow, all of whom were nominated for re-election. 1 Tho only other nomination was Mr Henry Phillips, who, §j however, issued no address, and, until the polling day, | took no active part in the matter. Dr Brown also made 1 no solicitation tor suffrages either by address or per- i sonal canvass. The ejection, which was conducted | peaceably and in good order, resulted in the return of a the old members, the numbers being for Mr Madocks 367 Dr Brown 344 Mr Harford 323 | Mr Whittow 322 I Mr H. Phillips I 188 The returning officer was Mr Alderman Owen, who had I at a meeting of the Council been appointed the Mayor's S deputy; and the assessors were Mr W. Thomas, Upper | Market-street, and Mr Evan Evans, of Market-street. | I ROOSE PETTY SESSIONS. I These sessions were held at the Shire Hall on Saturday, before A. B. Starbuck, Esq, Rev P. Phelps, and Captain Child. | NON-PAYMENT OF RATES. | Ann Williams, of Milford, was summoned by Charles | Smith, collector to the Improvement Commissioners, for | non-payment of rates. The case was again adjourned. ASSAULT. William Owen, of Llanstadwell, was charged with assaulting William Vaughan, The complainant did not appear, and the case was struck out. DESERTING SERVICE. James Jenkins, a farm servant, was charged with de- | sertiug the service of his master, William Phillips. | The case was settled out of Court, the defendant con- | senting to return to his service. I NEGLECTING TO MAINTAIN A WIFE. 1 Edward James Phillips, who was described as a 'rope- I maker, a carpenter, mason, slaughterer, and several g other trades,' was summoned by Mr D. J. Vaustlian, one § of the parish officers of Fishguard, with neglecting to § maintain his wife. I In reply to the charge, I The defendant said that his wife was welcome to share I with him what lie had. She had left him of her own 1 accord, and he had given her a great deal of money since he 1 was last, summoned before the magistrates. If she returned I to him, she should have her share of his fortunes: if he had little she must be content with little, and when he had much she should have much. Mr Vaughan said that the defendant's wife had left him for many years, and he did not think she would return to him again. She was now chargeable to the parish. The Clerk asked the defendant if he was willing to allow her a sum of money per week for her separate maintenance. The defendant said he could not do so, as he some weeks earned nothing: he could get no work at times. If she returned to him, it would make his home com- fortable, and he would do what he could to maintain her. The Clerk said that he was afraid from what he knew of the defendant by his attendance at the petty sessions that his babits were not calculated to make his home comfortable. The defendant said that when he worked in the slaughter houses for the butchers he was given beer, and not money. The Clerk suggested that the case should be adjourned for a month, to tnable the defendant to make some ar- rangement for the maintenance of his wile, The caw was then adjourned.
HAVERFORDWEST PETTY SESSIONS. These sessions were held at the Shire Hal) on Wednes- day, before the Mayor, John Madocks, E-q, Thomas Rowlands, Esq, J. Marychurcb, Esq, and S. Harford, Esq. NON-PAYMENT OF RATES. The case against James Criddle, of Bridge-street, for non-payment of rates, was again adjourned. MASTER AND APPRENTICE. James Evans, tailor, was summoned by John Hugh Venables, his apprentice, for neglecting to teach him his trade, and also for ill-treatment. The defendant denied the charge, stating that he had rtsked the complainant to fetch water, and mix a little balls. The complainant deposed that he was apprenticed to the defendant on the 19th of August, 1865. He could not tell how oftcn he hnd been sent for balls to the back kitchen — he had heen sent dozens and dozens of times. He was sent to carry water from the top of the Green every day. Ha told his master about it, and he replied that lie would make him do what he liked. The Clerk: What, do you say to that?—mixing balls and fetching water are not incidental to the art of tailoring? Defendant: I deny it. John Venables (complainant's father) deposed that the summons was taken out in the first place because of drunkenness and ill-usage. The defendant had been drunk for the last five months, and had also beaten the boy. Complainant: That is true. He beat me with a stick or sleeve board, or anything that came first to hand. it was stated that a fellow apprentice had been sum- moned on behalf of the complainant, but Le was not in attendance. The do endant said that the apprentice was poorly, and unable to attend. The Clerk: What have you to say to the complaint that you were drunk, neglected to teach him his trade, and put him to carry water and mix batis ? Defendant: I corrected him when he deserved it. Clerk: Correcting is a large term: it may mean by word of mouth or by other means. Mr Venables said that the defendant had cancelled the indenture, and given it up to him. The Clerk observed that ths surrendering of the inden- ture appeared to be an admission on the defendant's part that he was wrong. The Bench said that the defendant bad brought no evidence to contradict the complainant's testimony. The apprentice must be discharged from his indenture, and the defendant must pay the oosta. EXCISE PROSECUTION Mr James Roach, of the Ivy Cottage, was charged by Mr Sturgeon, Supervisor of Inland Revenue, with neg- lecting to make an entry in due course of a quantity of oiait used for brewing. The defendant said that !he malt was entered, but not in due time. The entry was made as soon a3 the malt came into the house: it came into the house at seven o'clock, and it wa« wet at. eight o'clock. Mr Sturgeon, in answer to the Bench, said that the law required be entry to be made 24 hours before the time of mashing; but it was not done. It was a case of neglect. The Clerk said that it was no doubt an offence, and the question for the Bench was the nature of the fine. Mr Maryehurch suggested that it would be well to make a note of the defendant's statement, as it might be useful in support of any recommendation that may be made for a mitigation of the penalty. The defendant, in answer to Mr Marychurcb, said he had a witness to prove his statement. Mr Sturgeon said if the Bench heard the defendant's witness, he must ask them to hear his officer, whose version did not accord with that of the defendant. The Clerk: Is there any insinuation of a fraudulent intention on the part of the defendant? Mr Sturgeon No: it is a case of neglect only. The Clerk: There is no necessity for witnesses at all. The defendant admits the offence, which is one of a mild nature. THe prosecution does not even insinuate there was a -raudulent, intention and the sole question for the Court is the amount of punishment. The Bench said that the offence was entirely the result of forgetfiilness. The tine .was £ 200, which the Bench. had poiver to mitigate to one-fourth, and as there waS no intention to defraud the revenue on the part of Mr i Roaoh. they would recommend that the fine should be reduced to 40a. THE NUISANCE ACT. Henry Brigstnche, of 5, George-street, Wolverhampton, was charged with being the owner of several houses'near the Tan Yard, in Qaav-street, to which there was in- sufficient accommodation. The defendant did not, appear. P.C. Harries proved posting the summonses to the defendant's address. Mr M aryehureh said that the defendant had written to him, a-king him to settle the matter. He had also stated that he had not received anything from the property, and had given his agent directions to shut it up. The Clerk stated that Mr T. Rule Owen was the agent, but he bad thrown up the agency. 0 Mr Superintendent Cecil proved the case and the Bench made an order on the defendant to provide the requisite accommodation within two calendar mouths afttr the service of the order. CHARGE OF STEALING A SOVEREIGN, Thomas Arlo/v, of Portfield, was charged with stealing a sovereign, the property of Henry Walters, of the Angel Inn, St Martin's. Mr Price, solicitor, appeared for the prosecutor. Mrs Walters deposed that the accused was at her house on the 29th of September, and purchased three pigs of her husband. One pig—a large one—he pur- chased for 28s, and two small ones at 12s a piece, making altogether £ 2 12s, cut of which he was to receive back 6d for luck. The accused put. down on the table 24s in payment for the small pigs. The accused wanted change for a sovereign, and she brought him half-a-sovereign in gold and ten shillings in silver, and placed them on the table. 11 e jumbled the money up together, and swept it off the table, and put it in his pocket. She was called away to the bar on business, but en Sunday morning spoke to him about the sovereign he had taken away, when ho denied that he had taken her money at all. Mrs Mends, of Keeston Hill, deposed that she saw the accused put down on the table £1 4s for the small pigs, and also on another part of the table a sovereign and a little silver. He asked Mrs Waiters for change for a sovereign, telltng her to bring 10s in gold and 103 In silver. She put. the ehanse on the table, but he did not give her the sovereign. He said, let us look at the pigs!' and gathered the money off the table, and put it into his pocket. Mrs Griffiths, of Simpson, gave similar testimony. The accused, in his defence, said that he had three sovereigns on the table, a florin and two shillings itt silver. He asked Mrs Walters to give him change for a sovereign and gave it to her before she brought the change. John Griffiths (called by the accused) deposed that he was a servant with the accused. He was at the Angel Inn, and saw his master put on the table a sovereign, a florin, and two shillings, in payment for the two suc-all pigs. Mrs Walters wanted 28s for the large pig, and be took out another sovereign, and after that another, making altogether three sovereigns, a florin, and tWO shillings. His master asked Mrs Walters to change a sovereign, which he took from the table and placed her hand. Mrs Walters felt the edge of it, and it from the room. He asked her to bring a bal'' sovereign and 10s in siJver, which she did. She did no, ask for the sovereign when she returned, but placea the change on the table, and asked his master to rec^g it and see whether it was correct. His master put tn half sovereign in his pocket, and kept the 10s in his hano* He offered 5s and a sovereign for the large pig; but M- Walters refusing, he added another shilling, and another, making altogether 27s, when Mrs Walters sai > Put down 28s, and I will give you 6d back.' She wou: not take 27s, and he put the money in his pocket, wn Mrs Walters said Very well, there is no one here wan your money.' His master said the money would come out of his pocket again. He and his master' not go to look at the pigs then: they did so befor money was produced. He did not hear his maste 'Let us take care of the money,' nor did he see sweep the money off the table.. oa The witness was closely questioned by the i*of those parts of his testimony which disagreed W1r? state- the prosecutor's witnesses, but he adhered to ni ment, and maintained that he had spoken the tru • Win. Williams deposed to hearing a convers v 4 tween the accused and Mrs Walters, when tne « he should not have the big pig at all.' This concluded the evidence.. ,n -finding The Bench said they did not feel justified in the case for trial, as they did not thmis w#' »fle