IN RE J. DRAKEFORD, HA VERFORDWEST, GROCER. (From The Grocer of Saturday last.) At the Bristol Bankruptcy Court on Tuesday, before Mr Commissioner Hill, this bankrupt came up for bis adjourned last examination and discbarge. After a brief examination of the bankrupt, Mr J. Inskip applied for an adjournment for further amended accounts. The bankrnpt admitted having increased his private expenses from £ 100 to X150 a year to account for the deficiency, and he had flealt the same way with the cash account, by putting ciown £80 every month as receipts for ready money sales, nut making no entry of the goods sold on credit. Mr J. Miller (for the bankrupt) admitted that the accounts were not satisfactory, but pointed out that the case was only just above the County Court jurisdiction, the amount of liabilities being only £ 361 altogether. The bankrupt, •who came from Haverfordwest, the extreme end of the cistrict, was employed for thirteen hours of the day at a distance from his home, as tallow-chandler, and his wife kept a small grocery store. The bankrupt had no means of giving better accounts, and he stated on his oath that he had given up everything. The assignee who lived on the spot was satisfied with the bankrupt's conduct, and the opposing creditors, for some reason or other, were rather more active than was usual in so small a case. No adjournment would produce any better accounts or result In any advantage to the estate. His Honour heartily wished that the case had gone to the County Court at Haverfordwest, and said that he thought it a blot on the administration of justice that a man should have to come upon a trifling matter of this sort such a distance as ISO-1 miles. Mr J. Inskip proposed to take an adjournment, End, if his principals were satisfied with the explanations given by the bankrupt, to dispense with his attendance en the next occasion. Mr Miller accepted the offer, and the case was adjourned till September 30.
CHARGE OF SETTING PIKE TO A BARN AND THATCH. At the Shire Flail on Friday, bp-'ore John Harvev, Fhq, and O. E. Davie*, E-q. James Williams and John Heed were charged with setting fire to a barn and a stack ot thatch, the property of Thomas Collins, Of C m-er Hill. The case had been mljcurm-d fro:i: Monday for the production of evidence Oil the p irt. of the prosecution. Mr t'Dct; appeared for the prosecution. and Mr G. leader Owen for the accused. Mr Price, addri\s>ing the Bench, said; On the part of taa prosecution i have no case to Iny before you to-day and as my client, has put the Jaw in motion, it- is due to your Worships to give nil explanation as to the course he has taken. On tbe 2nrd of July last, my client hnd occasion to go to Haverfordwest on business, and in his absence his barn and a mow of thatch in his hayguard were burnt down. Upon his return, information was given to hiin that two men, who are now in custody, were aeen on that morning anour. his premises; and also that at the time the fire was Mist discovered some two iscn were seen near the place w'ere the tire was burning, and that as goon as they-aw some one was looking at thena.rnu away in tbe direcUon of Lower Kill, Upon that information my client gave the two men into cus- tody: but when the information was inquired into it was discovered that there were very great discrepancies: and upon further inquiry it was foetid that the information given was to a great extent wrong; and upon looking about for information to corroborate the information previously given, he failed to get any. I may now mention why applied tor an adjournment en Monday last. I ■sva? informed that, there were two witnesses who could prove that two men were seen on the same morning as the girl saw them jroing from the fire in the same direction as the girl stated I thought that evidence, if true, was cor- roborative, but i have louud that information is simply this:—that one of the two witnesses says there were two pen and a woman going towards the are when it was burning, and the other says one man was going towards the f;re to extinguish it. Under these circumstances, and feeling that, the information in our possession is wrong, I don't feel justified in proceeding with the case. It has been suggested that the witness should be put in the box; but I feel if I were to do so, she may commit perjury, and I certainly cannot incur the responsibility of beirifi a party to that. I f I did so. I should he morally participating 3,1 her guilt, as I should be placing her in the box to commit perjury, and for that reason I will not put her into the box, and I now state that I have no case to by before your Worships. Mr G. Leader Owen I appear on the part of the de- fence, and I quite sympathise with Mr Price in the diffi- culty in which he has found himself placed but I must fiiy thatmy clients have been brought as prisoners before your Worships, and I presume that there was sufficient evidence existing somewhere to justify your Worships in remanding them till to-day. I think the evidence was taken on oath and I do not know whether your Worships will feel it your duty to have the evidence produced. The girl who made the charge is in Court, and I think in justice to my client you will give me an opportunity of asking her some questions. Mr Harvey What is the object? Mr Owen I presume she has sworn on oath that these are the men who did the crime I presume on that evidence they have been arrested and brought here; and although you will dismiss the men, you will givo me the opportunity of asking the witness some questions in justice to them. Mr O. E. Davies Mr Price seems to infer that if be put the girl into the box she will not speak the truth. Mr Price If I had any suspicion that she would not speak the truth. I would not be any party to putting her into the box. My client has had his barn burnt, and he received wrong information: I understand that Mr Owen is in possession of information as to who actually did it. Mr Owen lean quite sympathise with Mr Price; but if his client has received an injury, my clients have also suffered. Mr Harvey For w:1at reason do you wish the girl to be examined ? Mr Owen: The reason is simply this:—My clients have been treated as prisoners: and they ought to hear what has been alleged against them. The Clerk I cannot advise the Bench to depart from the usual procedure. The parties who represent the Crown s-iy 'tbe/ abandon the charge, and the case fails to the ground. The magistrates can only hear what is brought before them they cannot allow the girl to go into the box to give occasion for another proceeding. Mr Owen Can you withdraw an oath ? The Clerk: If the conduct of the magistrates in re- manding the prisoners is impugned, the question will arise in a proper form; but that is altogether another matter. Mr Harvey was understood to say that he was of opinion that the case should have been dismissed at the former sitting. Mr O. E. Davies said he thought it was but right that the adjournment should be granted, so that they should Save an opportunity of getting evidence. Mr Owen; This charge has not only been brought before your Worships. It has gone forth to "the public that these two men are charged with a serious crime and although the case is dismissed, I have no opportu- I nity of showing the public that they are innocent. Mr 0. E. Da vie 3: What more convincing could you have than the statement of the advocate that he feels that the witness will perjure herself if he were to put her into the box ? Surely you could not desire anything stronger for your clients' case than that, Mr G. L. Owen: I was not going to defend them on the weakness of the case for the prosecution, but upon their own evidence. The Clerk The Bench cannot be a party to make up a charge of perjury. Suppose the girl is examined, and she commits perjury. You have an opportunity of indicting her. and if the case goes beiore the Judge at tha Assizes, I can well understand him saying—■' VVhy, here the magistrates have actually been parlies to getting up this charge of perjury they put her into the box that she might do so.' 4 Mr Owen Hut there is a statement made on oath. The Clerk; You can file an information against the girl, & subpoena me or my clerk to produce such evidence as was given but that is another proceeding altogether. This case to-day i3 similar to those at Quarter Sessions, ■where when the Counsel for the prosecution says he will not submit any evidence to the jury, the party accused is discharged. If you intend to mako a charge of per- jury against the girl, you can subpoena me or my clerk, and then it will come on in a proper form but now it has nothing to do the I3euch. and then it will come on in a proper form but now it has nothing to do with the Bench. Mr Owen If your Worships will not hear anything further, I must adopt that as it is the only way to vindicate the character of my clients. Mr 0 E. Davies The attorney for the prosecution says his witness will swear to what is false if he puts her into the box, and he will not therefore be a party to it. What more do your clients want than that. ? The Clerk: The whole county would say that Mr Price had been guilty of creat misconduct in putting her into the way to commit crime. Mr Owen I can only say that I sincerely sympathise with the course he has adopted. The Cierk If you apply for an information against the girl you will be heard. Mr Owen Would the Bench say what their feeling is on the case ? Mr Harvey: I can only say that I think the adjourn- ment has given rrore complete exoneration to your clients' character than if the case had been dismissed at the last sitting here; and I am exceedingly glad to iind that they are exoneraied for they are comparative in a respectable position in life, and it is a great thing to find that, men in their "tat ion do not commit crimes of this kind. It there is anything more that I can say, I should be happy to do so Mr Owen I am perfectly satisfied with that expression of feeling from the Bench. Mr O. E. Davies: I myself fully concur withwhat Mr Harvey has stated. The Clerk; And it will go further through the Press that the prosecution could not get even a scrap ot evi- dence against the accused, and that is complete exonera- tion per se. The accused were then discharged.
P E M B 11 0 K E. PEMBROKE PETTY SESSIONS. BOROUGH rETTY SESSIONS. [Saturday, July 27th, before W. Trewent, mayor, W. r Hulai, and D. A. Reid, Esqs.] Margaret Jenkins, an old offender (this being her 16th appearance in this court), was charged by Superinten- dent Evans with.being drunk and riotous on the 25th ult, at Bush Street, Pembroke Dock. P. C. William Thomas proved the case, and the de- fondant was fined 40s and costs 7s 6J. Committed in default for two calendar months. ./<?/;? Evans, of Waterson, was charged by Catherine Foley, with being the putative father of her illegitimate child. Order made for Is Gd per week and costs from date of application. COUNTY CASE. [Same day befere William HuIm, ar.d T. Mansel, Esquires.] Frederick Stiffen, late of Pembroke DJr:k, was charged by Mr R. M. Jones, clerk to the Board of Guardians, Pembroke Union, wiui neglecting to maintain his wife and child. The case was settled. [Same day nt the Magistrates' Clerk's Office, before F. L. Clarke, E-q-] William Acres, a native of the Eiii-rall was charged by Superintendent Evans with vagrancy at Milton, parish of Carew. P. C. James Rees proved the case, and the defendant was committed for seven days. BOROUGH SPECIAL PETTY SF.SSIOXS. [M onday July 29th, before W. Trewent, W. Ilulm, and T. Mansel, Esqrs.] Mary Bcynon was charged by Catherine Mogford, of Bush Lodge, with stealing one pair of cotton stocking, the property of Alfred Williams, a nephew of com- plainant on or about. Wednesday last. Catherine Mogford deposed I am the wife of John Mogford, and live at Budi L >dge. Alfred Williams was staying at our house for a fortnight, and left on Wednesday evening. The stockings were missed that morning; they were white cotton stockings. On Sun- day morning the 28th ult, I saw the prisoner in the act of putting on the stockings. I asked her to see them. She said what for ?' I looked at them, & said those are Alfred Williams's stockings she said she took them off the hedge on Friday last. Their value is cao shilling. Williams's name is on them. P. C. George Evans deposed I went into Mr Mog- ford's House last night ilbout a quarter past ten, and found the stockings 'now produced on the prisoner's person, and then apprehended her on the charge. Remanded to gaol until Saturday next.
PEMBROKE-DOCK. VOLUNTEER FUNERAL AT PEMBROKE DOCK. —On Tuesday evening the mortal remains of Li.unbad'er Benjamin Edmund, a member of the 2nd Pembroke Artillery Volunteers, wereinterred with military honours, in St. John's cemetery. The corps, which mustered very strongly, attended at the house of the deceased, and was marshalled in order, the firing party, with car- bines reserved, walked in froni; the drum and fife band playing an appropriate air; the corpse, bornu upon a gun carriage, drawn by two horses; the mourners and friends; the remainder of the corps bringing up the rear. Some thousands of persons congregated to witness the mournful ceremony, which concluded with the usual three vnllcys being fired ovor tbe grave of their late comrade in arms, who was only twenty-two years of age, and was a young man highly respected by all who knew him. PEMBROKE-DOCK.—Admiral Sir Thomas Sabine Pasiev, Bart., Port Admiral of Portsmouth, formerly Captain Superintendent. of Her Majesty's Koyal Dockyard at this place, and so well remembered for his especial urbanity and kindness while holding that position, has been signally honoured during the late naval review at Spithead, in honour of the Sultan of Turkey, and on the departure of the latter from this country. Sir Thomas Pasiey had command of the magnificent fleet which had been col- lected for a display of grand evolutions which were to buve been performed for the ^ratification of the foreign potentate and guests 0: England, and Sultan Abdul Aziz, but the programme of which could not be carried out in consequence of the extremely boisterous Statu of the weather at the time appointed. Sir Thomas was also honoured by being appointed to the command of the Osborne royal yacht, which conveyed his ITIPjesty from our English shores to Calais, on his return journey to his own dominions after visiting other countries, Inrq- ference to the naval review the following communication has been received by the First Lord of the/Admiralty, and has been made known to the officers and men of tha fleet:—' By command of his Imperial Majesty thj Sultan, Faud Pacha requests Mr Corry, First Lord of the Admiralty, to convey to the admirals and other officers, and to the ships" companies, of the Royal fle-et assembled at Spithead, his Majesty's thanks and acknowledgments for the cordial reception they have given him. His Imperial Majesty desires to add the expression of his ad- miration at the display which he has witnessed of the naval power of Great Britain." Sir-Thomas Pasiey struck his flag on board the Victory on Monday se'onight, and that, of George G. Wellasley, Q.B has been hoisted on board the Victory during the absence of Sir Thomas.
CARDIGAN. NATIONAL SCHOOL.—Tbe above school was examined on Wednesday and Thursday, the 24th and 25th ult,-by Mr Bince, H.M. Inspector of National Schools. The number of daily attendants amounted to above 150 pupils. POLICE COURT.—A meeting of the Borough Magistrates was held at the Council Chamber on Monday week, at 10 a.m., when the following cases were brougfit on for trial: John Williams, Dennis Lloyd, Benjamin Williams and John Evans, were charged with having unlawfully set down a net. across the river Teivy, for the purpose of catching salmon, between the hours of 6 p rn. on Satur- day, and 6 a.m. on Monday morning, the 22nd ult. This being the first offence of each of the parties, they were variously lined as follows—John Williams and Dennis Lloyd being the owners of the boat and nets, were fined 10s each and costs. Benjamin Williams, being a sailor and ignorant of the law on the point, was fined Is and costs, and John Evans, a youth, was fined Is and costs John Thomas, of Pont-y-cleiv'on, was also charged with fishing during the prohibited hours. This being the second offence, he was (inpd.e2 10s and Costs-- Thomas Davies, of Veidirlias, was charged with unlaw- fully beating Richard Felix, son of Mr Evan Felix, butcher, ot this town, and being found guilty, was fined 2s and costs, COLBY V. GADSKN.—This appeal from the Master of the Rolls was heard before the Lord Chancellor on Wed- nesday week. The bill was filed to compel the defendant to specifically perform a contract entered into by him in October, I860, to purchase, from the plaintiff, Mr John | Colby, of Ffynone, near Cardigan, an estate called Colby Lodge, and Amroth Farn], near Tenby, in the county of Pembroke. The performance was resisted by the de- fendant on the ground that he had been induced to bid for the property through the representation that a very valuable vein of anthracite coal ran under the estate, whereas it turned out that the coal had been considerably worked before the agreement was signed. Delay was also relied upon as a bar. The Master of the Rolls, how- ever, before whom the case was heard some time ago, theught that the defendant had ample means to know the state of the working of the vein of the coal if he had thought fit to inquire before entering into the contract, and made a decree for specific performance; and against this decree the defendant appealed. The Lord Chancellor now gave judgment reversing the decision of the court below, on the ground that the particulars of sale con- tained a false representation with respect to the vein of coal on the estate, and therefore the contract for sale must be set aside,
THE CASE OF MURDER OF A SWEETHEART IN WALES. At the Denbighshire Assises, on Tuesday week, Pierce Jones was tried for the murder of his sweetheart, Jane Jones. The prisoner wished to marry the deceased, but she objected to taking him. He heard that she was about to be married to another man, and told several persons in the neighbourhood that he would have his revenge. On the morning of the 26th of March be went into a hovel close to the duor of the farm where the, deceased resided, and when she opened thd door Pierce Jones struck her on the head with a stick, jumped upon her, severed her throat from ear to ear with a pocket- knife, and inflicted a great number of other wounds in different parts of her body, thus causing her death. The defence set up was, that the prisoner was insane. The jury acquitted the prisoner on the ground of ill-- sanity. I.orsz. Tho Ziferte narrates the following incident in the life of the infamous Lopez.-t The colonel was one day surprised at the head of a squadron by a con" siderab'e ambush of the enemy. As heroism is not positively his forte, he commanded a retreat, and turned his horse's head. In his flight the animal received it ball and fell. A soldier in his extreme peril took the colonel up behind him but the horse having double weight slackened his pace, and the enemy approached rapidly. Lopez understood that in nothing was done they were both lost; and so he drew a pistol from bis bell, shot the soldier in the back, threw down the corpse) and then escaped alone I' GIBRALTAR—The resident population of Gibraltar, according to the hist census, amounted to 15,46*2, exclu- sive of the military, the convicts, and aliens on temporary permits. By a Blue-book just published it appears that the revenue of 1865 amounted to t-32,094, or an increase of £ 2,268 over that of the previous year. The current expenditure for ordinary works and administration amounted to £ 30,1(12, and the real expenditure to ■ £ <>4,789, which latter includes a sum of £ 3,019 for alter- ations and rebuilding at the Government House, one of ZCSOO for repairs to the Civil Hospital, and t)er sums for supplies of medicines and expenses of funerals during the last epidemic of cholera. The number ot births among the resilient population was 633, and there were 855 deaths. There are now ten schools in Gibraltar, in which are educated 1,062 boys and 8f>4 girN, besides s-vunrpgimentn) schoolp, which have upon their books •235 girls and 232 boys. The duty collected on spirits increased in 18')0 by £ 1,086, on wines bv £ 640, the rates and duty in the port, department by JE278, and ground and house rents by £ 182. TASMANIA. The colony of Tasmania has, during the last nine years, increased its population by 2,294, and had at the end of the year 1865, 9.5,201 inhabitants, the aborigines numbering only four persons, all of whom were females. The Customs revenue amounted to £ 118,775, the total value of exports to XSSC5,96,5, and tho total value of imports to £ 702,375, both of these having diminished as compared with last year. The amount of land under cultivation was less by 1,778 ■lores than in 1864, but there was a slight increase itt the numbers of all descriptions of live stock, except pigs. The crops of wheat and potatoes were the largest grown since J.861, but those of oats and barley were the smallest produced within that time, ybere'are now ia this colony 100 Government schools, 170 churches and chapels, 114 post-olfiees, 36 breweries, and 78 flour mills in operation. The value of fisheries and export of oil amounted to £ 23,432, or a slight improvement as compared with tho previous year; but the amount of shipping and the value of all other exports severally and collectively had diminished. All the statistics appear to indicate a-decline in the prosperity of the district. DEPOSITION OF DIAY. — If the sky be cloudy over, the force of radiation is suspended, the cooling does not go on since the clouds reflect back to the earth most of the heat which it radiates. JSor is radiation limited by clou> onlv. Whatever diminishes the view of the sky. from the radiating surface lessens the force of radiation and the deposit, of dew The thinnest cambric.kerchief spread out, and suspended a little above the ground, diminishes on, as do more coniplo'ely trees, houses, and what- ever objects interrupt a full view of the sky. Supposing the radiating pnwer of lie ground to be equal, more de* will be deposi'ed on a flat open surface than Oil inclined ground. An elevated open plain will receive more de* than end of the samo extent lower down, as the latter commands a less expanse of sky. Tho valley radiates less than the plain, and less dow is formed where the frea view of the sky is broken by walls and hedges. Less detf is formed under the branches of a tree than in the open spaces beyond ;Tess dew is formed on windy than calm nights. Dew is even formed in dry weather on grass several hours before sunset, and it continues to form in shaded places after sunrise; but the most favourable time for dew is under a clear nocturnal sky where radiation is unchecked. Of course radiation is going on by day, but then the earth receives more heat from the sun than is parts with, and thus does not cool down.-From Y'lt6 Science of Common Things, in tbe People's Magazine. T11 n CORNISH LAKG-UAGE.—Although Cornish must now tie clnsseii with the extinct languages, it has cer- tainly shown a marvellous vitality. More than four hun- dred years f.fr..)m:m occupation, more than six hundred r,, Of S'ixon .and Danish sway, a Norman conquest, a Saxon Reformation, and civil wars, have all passed over the land but, like a tree that may bend before a stor:1 hnt is not to be rooted up, the language of the Celts of Cornwall has lived on in an unbroken continuity for least two thousand years. What does this mean r jt means that throush the whoie of English history to the accession of the House of Hanover, the inhabitants Ot Cornwall, in spite of intermnrriatfss with RomariSi Saxons, and Normans, were Celts, and remained People speak indeed of blood, and intermingling of blood* as determining the nationality of a people; but what >s meant by blood ? It, is one of those many vasrue terms-" one of those scientific idols, that crumble to dust as soo11 as wo try to define or grasp them. \Ve can give a scien' tifie definition of a Celtic language; but no one has given a definition of Celtic blood or a Celtic skull. It1 quite possible that hereafter chemical differences may discovered in the blood of those who speak a Celtic, of those who speak a Teutonic language. It is PoFsible also tIJrLt patipnt measurements, like those lately Pu lished by Processor Huxley in the Journal of Anatoli} and Physiology,' may lead in time to a really scientm^ classification of skulls, and that physiologists may suc' cecd in the end in carrying out a classification of human race, according lo tangible and unvarying ologtral criteria. Bat their definitions and their classic' cations will lisi-eiy ever square with the definitions classifications of tho student of language, and the use common terms can only be a source of constant misu". derstandinsis. We know what wo mean by a Celt' language, and in the grammar of such lansruage we &} able to "produce a most perfect scientific definition real character. If, therefore, we transfer tbe term Cel^ to people, we can, if we use our words accurately, n\eB,e nothing but, people who speak a Celtic language, tbeti1' exponent, aye, the very life of, Celtic nationality. V^3!. ever people, whether Romans, »or Saxons, or, as some think, even Phoenicians and Jews, sctti?" Cornwall, if tbev ceased to speak their own language exchanged it for Cornish, they are, before the tribu^, of the sicence of language, Celts, and nothing but Ce while, whenever Cornuhmen, like Sir Humphrey or Bishop (Jolenso, have ceased to speak Cornishi speak nothing but. English, they are no longer Celts, ? true Teutons or Saxons, in the only scientifically mate sen=e of that word. Strange stories, indeed, be revealed, if blood could cry out and tell of Lc peatcd mixtures since the beginning of the world. flunk of the earh- migrations of mankind—of the bat fought before there were hieroglyphics to record the of conquests, leading into captivity, piracy, slavery* colonisation, all without a sacred poet to hand them d £ to posterity—we shall hesitate, indeed, to speak of P< races, or unmixed blood, even at the very dawn history.— Quarterly lleviciv. Printed and Published, on behalf of the Pro # by JOSEPH POTTER, at the Office in High-street the Parish of Saint Mary, in the County 0 Town of Haverfordwest. [ "Wednesday, August 7, IS67,
TENS Y. Sr. FLORENCE CONCERT.—The annual concert of the St. Florence parochial choir will take place on Tuesday, the 13th of August. The next ball of the season will take place at the Royal Assembly Rooms, i nder the stewardship of C. Allen, Esq., and Captains K'elsey and Brook. IKSTIMOXIAL TO THE ALLCHDTSACOX 01? ST. OAVID'S.—— On Wednesday a deputation from the committee wailed on Archdeacon Clark, at Eobeston Wathen, and presented him with the silver breakfast service, books and barometer that formed the testimonial. PETTY SE"sIOxs,-1bur"lay, July 2oth, before the Mayor, H. Sanders, and W a lad of about 16, was charged with stealing a waistcoat, watch, Albert chain, and a locket, the property of Mr 1. Stone. Committed for four months' hard labour. Davicl Adams, butcher, charged with being drunk and riotous ia Tenby Market, was fined 10s, and 5s 6d costs. COUNTY POLICE, TOWN HALL, JULY 20tb.-Before Dr. Dyster and Rev T. H. Duml,-IIcnry Derby, pilot, summoned E, Phillips, ancther pilot, for an assault. The complainant had been engaged by the captain of a yessel to take his ship into Saundersfpot, but; wbile f Derby was landing the captain, Phillips got on beard and took the command. On Derby's endeavouring to get the helm, Phillips struck him. Fined 2s 6J, with costs, lis Gel, or fourteen days' imprisonment. Cross informations had been laid, but were not heard. FREE MASONRY. —On Saturday week a lodge was opened at the Royal Gate House Hotel, when about 30 brethren from the adjoining lodges attended. After the lodge had been formally opened, T. Meyrick, Esq., of Bush, was installed first W.M. of the lodge, 1. Smedley, S.W.; W.M. Harries, J.W.; T. Burditt, S.D.; and R. W. Evans, J.D. After the proceedings had ter- minated, a grand banquet was held. The first regular lodge was held on Monday, when, after the business had been got through, the W.M. entertained the brethren at dinner. TEXBY TOWN COUNCIL.—At a special meeting on Tuesday week, the Corporation seal was ordered to be affixed to the conveyance of the land sold to the Pem- broke and Tenby Railway Company. Afterwards the Council sat as a Bdlid of Health, when the collector was ordered to summon every one who had not paid his general district rate. It appeared that since the last meeting JEI03 had been paid to the Treasurer. It was proposed by Mr Gifford, and seconded by Mr G. Mends, and carried -I That water pipes be laid down to the new cottages in the Pill Field,' after which the meeting separated. THEATRICALS. On Tuesday evening week the Manchester Company commenced operations for a short season at Tenby, opening the campaign with Meg's inversion and The Eovnl Diamond. Floating reports had ted ui to expect a pci lormance of considerable interest, and for once we found tbe reports amaly realized by the results. We found a corps dramatique of unquestionable merit, whose smooth style of acting showed not only individual excel- lence, but that unanimity of action which careful pre- paration cart alone insure. A prologue, written for the occasion, which we give below, having been duly given by Mr West Dirges, the curtain rose on the first act of Meg's ])Ï!;crÛon, Mi.,s A. Radcitffe taking the part of 'Cornelia/ and Mr A. Ray- mond that of Jeremy Crow.' The main interest, of the drama, however, lies in the characters of LtSpfr Pidgeon,' and Meg noth unquestionably parts of high merit and of corresponding diffica !ty. Mr Everili gave great breadth of humour to the first, and brought out the graver parts of 'Jasper's' character with startling effect. Miss A. M. Jones was 'Mep' herself, charming and natural. Attorneys, as a body, have certainly improved in reputa- tion during the la=t century, and Mr Farrell seemed determined on reflecting improvement, on the stage, as his 'Eytem' was by no means lilie the regular stage lawyer. After this Mr West Digges recited a Story of the Irish Rebellion,' with force and spirit, amidst the applause of the audience. After this came The Roytl Diamond, one of Buekstorie.\s well-known pieces, in which lie and the late Mrs Fitz- willfams created great sensation. Since the lady's death, Mr Buekstone has, we believe, not been able to persuade himself to take his part, a determination which is of the leSA. consequence, as his son bids fair to tread in his father's steps. Mr F. Buekstone was a^out as good as he could be. 'Cousin Joe* kept the audience iu a roar —his get-up and contortions were eminently grotesque There is great similatity between father and son, am! at. times, although the voices are not. alike, we could have fancied that the elder Bticksfone stood before us. We augur success to Mr Gregory's undertaking, and we may feei sure that we may venture to assure him that the public will appreciate his labours. rri.oi.oGUE. Dwellers* in Tenby householders or lodgers Fair ladies, youthful swells, and ancient codgers! Seekers of health, or mirth, or relaxation,. We pray ye, come and aid our speculation. Behold us here, a company of actors, Come by the rail just laid by your contractors. But yet, mefhinks, I hear some grumbler say, Lord bless you, Sir, the scheme can never pay; 'How hopelessly insane must all n,eti be, Who think to play for a whole month at Tenby •How came they to leave Manchester, I wonder, Which surely beats as in the way of plunder.' Well, perhaps it docs; but after all mere pelf Must now and then be laid upon the shelf. What's wealth to health ? a course of sea-side ionics Is good for hard-worked, jaded histrionics; We love, like other men, our nose to poke Beyond the regions of eternal smoke, The sniff' the briny '—to extend our range, And gradually suffer a sea change.' Your town, too, is not as awhile ago, When locomotion was tloth dear AMI S'ow; When visitors were quiet country folk, Who made their health their business, riot a joke. Got up at five, and went to bed at ten. Wore nightcaps, snored, and were domestic men. Rode with their wives on donkeys through the^and, Wore nightcaps, snored, and were domestic men. Rode with their wives on donkeys through 1 !¡e ¡;anJ, And thought nought finer than a German band. 0 virtuous days of yore, for ever gone, r When mutton was but half a crown the stone. Such, Tenby, were thy visitors; but lo NOW comes a race who votes all these things slow; Fine weather sends tltein here, as flics are sent, Erratic beings, ail on pleasure bent! To cure the body,1 s;ty they, touch the taina, 'Give us amusement, keep all care behind, Gild every pill, avoid all nauseous doses, ¡ I And strew the rugged path of health with roses; 'Find something new, and mind, unless yon nick it, 'Presto! we vanish with a tourist's ticket.1 Now, really, here's a ticklish portion IVell, I accept it—make me your physician liot.u. DKAMATICVS—I'll see, when taken Twice weekly, that the patient's sides are shaken; Try the prescription—just a short course—Jo Act wall to us, and we'll act (veil for you Come gain or loss, success or beggary, We'll do our best, and so will your friend Gregory. Now, you shall judge, and may this night's exertions Conduce to jiour as well as 'JIey's Diversions.'