Public Notices. ROYAL COMMISSION ON LAND IN WALES AND MONMOUTSHIKE. INTIMATION IS HEREBY GIVEN that SITTINGS of this COMMISSION, for the purpose of receiving EVIDENCE relative to PEMBROKESHIRE, wiil be held as follows:— At the Town Hall, Pembroke, on Tuesday, the 6th of March, at 11.15 a.m. At the County Court Room", Narberth, on Wednesday, the 7th of March, at 11.30. At the Shire Hall, Haverfordwest, on Thurs- day, the 8th of March, at 10.45. At the National School. Letter ston, on Fri- day, the 9th of March, at 11. At the Magistrates' Room, Eg-lwyswrw, on Saturday, the 10th of March, at 12.30. Intending witnesses are required to seud me the, names and summaries (or full Statement of their proposed evidence at least SEVfrN DAYS before the date of the Sitting at which they desire that they should be examined. CECIL E. OWEN, Assistant Secretary. 6, Old Palace Yard, Westminster, S.W. 24th of February, 1894. TEMPERANCE HALL, FISHGUARD SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT OF Ap Pearce (Champion Boy Harpist of Wales), for the CONCERT To be held TO NIGHT (THURSDAY). Proceeds in aid of the Literary Institute Business Notices. f m- IMPORTANT TO INTENDING ASSURERS. Annual In- BRITISH WORKMAN'Sconie over 9330, 000 Z,t.bliSbed AKD (JEIlfSEAL Claims Paid exceed £ 1.200.000. Funds, Or;. 1*93, £ 174,679. Assurance Company, Ltd. Read the number of opinions of the press; also uie exhaustive address, figures, and facts <: iveu by the Fo nrier and Manag- iog Director of tne Company. To be had free from all the Company's Offices and Representatives. Ag encies in almost every town in the United Ki f lo,n. R" J CHIEF Officas :— Broad i reet Corner, Birmingham. i }IE_RY fefo-nai''ng; Director. C. FuWjytt, fcecretaiy. Local Awmt: DAVID JOHN, Swansea House, Good wick. Solva Agent: WILLIAM PRiCE. Portland Square. "<if
Births, Marriages and Deaths. We real --tlully q,sk (,u-- -Y,; to 'orward us notices of births, mailing* and deaitis, which wiU be ilisfc.rted free ot cn:v',¡:e, on ci n huon ihac they are accompanied vvitu the na..e and address of the sender. "f' BIRTHS. Feb. 19th, at Dewi Terrace, St. David's, the wife of Mr James Evans, carpenter, of a daughter. Feb. 26th, at Black Lane, Fishguard' the wife of Mr D. Thomas of twins-son and daughter. DEATHS Feb. 19th, at 8, York-street, Swansea, Mrs M. A. Anderson (formerly of Dinas Cross), aged 33 years. Feb. 25th, at Pencastell, Ambleston, Mr Thomas Rbberts, aged 80 years. Feb. 26th, at Black Lane, Fishguard, the infant children (two) of Mr D Thomas.
CHEAP PREPAID ADVERTISEMENTS f.¡ Advertisements for Situations Wanted, Apartments Houses or Shops to Let or Wan ed, VI oiievlwarin- ed or Offered. Articles Lost or Found, and Misellaneous Wants are inserted at the following rates, if prepaid Once. Three times. Six times s. d. s. d. s. d. 19 words 0 6 1 0 1 6 X7 0 9 I 3 2 0 36 1 0 2 0 3 0 5" 1 3 2 3 3 9 5.j" 16 3 0 4 3 64 1 9 3-3 5 0 72" 2 0 4 0 6 0 Special arrantemenIs for standing ,Advertisements'
FISHGUARD. We have been asked to state that the Easter Fair will be held at Fishguard on Tuesday March 27th. CONC-ERT.-We beg to remind our readers of the grand evening concert to be held to-night (Thursday) at the Temperance Hall. Ap Pearce, the champion boy harpist of Wales, has been specially engaged for the occasion, together with the leading local artistes. The programme will consist of selections of National Airs (glees and solos). The ladies will appear in Welsh Costume. As the proceeds are in aid of the Literary Institute, it is hoped that there will be a large audience present. Doors open at 7. Tickets may be obtained at the door.
ST. NICHOLAS. A Correspondent writes:-A rumour is current that the business carried on by Mr J. Saunders, at the above place, has been sold to Mr Wm Bees, grocer, Letterston,. and that latter's business ab Letterston, has been taken over by Mr Rowlands (at. Messrs Greenish and Dawkins' shop). Haverfordwest.
-k; TR ED AVID. CONCERT.—A concert was held at the National School, Tredavid, on Friday evening last, but owing to the wet weather the attendance was very small. The following took part:—Mr J. B. Richards, Miss Symmons, Mr McKenzie, Mr Fairweather, the School Children, Miss P. Owen, Miss E. Owen, Mr James Owen, and Mr Tom Perkins and party. The singers acquitted themselves to the entire satisfaction of those present.
_— i ST. DA VI D'S. The quarterly meeting of the St. David's Branch of the Royftl National Lifeboat Insti- tution was held on Feb. 22nd. The post of bowman having become vacant through Mr Enoch Lewis leaving for Fishguard, the committee proceeded to elect a successor. There were four candidates for the post. After some consideration, Mr George Martin, Cross Square, was elected. Mr Day, of the Coastguard, was appointed to take charge of the barometer. Other business of minor importance was also transacted.
LAND COMMISSION. We refer our readers to an advertise- ment in another column announcing the sit- ting of the Land Commissioners at various places throughout the County during the present month. Those who are desirous of giving evidence before the Commission should communicate at once with the assistant secretary.—See Advt.
PEMBROKE DOCK. On Mor.day afternoon last, William Smith, a shipwright employed on the battleship Renown at Pembroke Dock fell from the upper staging alongside the ship into the dry dock, a distance of between 30 and 40ft., injuring himself so severely that but faint hopes are enter- tained of his recovery. His head was severely bruised and both arms broken. The unfortunate man is a widower with six young children. j
THE LIVING OF FISHGUARD- We hear that the living of Fishguard las been offered to the Rev Rees Lloyd, of Surslam (Staffordshire). •; The rev. gentle- nan payed a visit to the town on Tuesday ind Wednesday, but he has not yet iefinitely decided upon accepting the iving; but we are informed on good Authority that in all probability he will iccept the incumbency. We hope to be ible to give fuller particulars in our next ssue. The rev. gentleman is a Welsh- nan and a native of Cardiganshire.
CORRESPONDENCE. I-- '_N.- "N'Nvvv._N ,Nvv"" We do not identify ourselves with the opinions of our correspondents, who must forward us their names and addresses, not necessary for publication, but as a guarantee of good faith.
.r-r,r"J 'r r' -r- THE RELIGIOUS AND MORAL SlA TE OF FISHGUARD. A FISHGUARDIAN.- vVe can only allow your letter on the above question to appear over your proper name, as it contains personal remarks. Another Correspondent writes :— To the Editor of the COUNTY ECHO. SlE,—In looking over the Echo of the 15th cf last month, on the moral condition of our town, and the two following sympathetic remarks sent by a Churchman and a Non- tonformist in your issue of the 22tid Feb., I md them looking on the surface of things without coming to particulars. Let us look things in the face. When we consider the lumber of public-houses in Upper and Lower Fishguard, the wonder is that our town is so good. when our young people are surrounded by so many temptations. The power to withstand and conquer this evil is entrusted to the Church of God unitedly. There are in Fishguard ten ministers of the gospel. What a power if they understood each, other as to the moral condition of the town. If twelve men filled by the J'enteeostal spirit, the power from on high, were sent by our Saviour to face a whole world lying in heathenism and superstition, to conquer all the power of the devil and deliver his captives, for they that the Son makes free are free indeed. Is it not full time for all the Churches to join and come out against the common enemy, and withstand its terrible encroachments in the name of our God. What a noble example we have in Gedeon with his 300 men with their pitchers and lamps—simple means to conquer the hosts of the Midianites in the name of their God. The sword of the Lord and of Gedeon did the glorious work. WhenJDavid saw a lion and a bear taking a lamb from the flock, his whole soul wos aroused he slew them both and delivered the lamb. How many a human soul in Fishguard are in the jaws of the roaring lion. Do we not see theiii ? Do we not hear their cry ? Can they say No one careth for my soul?' When David went down to te his brethren in the army, was, not his whole soul aroused when he heard Goliath the uncircumcised giant .blaspheming the God of the armies of Israel. lie took the most simple means for the battle. No sword, no spear, the stripling took, but choose a pebble from the brook When the Philistines saw that their giant had fallen, they all fled. Let us join heart and soul in an united appeal to God in prayer that he may prosper the simple means-a pebble from the brook of total abstinence, that it may reach the vitals of intemperance, and destroy its powers, for we have no hope of growing wheat in a bog it must be cleared and dried ready to receive the word. Let us all be in the same spirit as those in Ezeciel's time. And the Lord said unto him, 'Go through the midst of Jerusalem and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abomina- tion that be done in the midst thereof.' How deeply the inhabitants of our town felt when the crew of the I Evviva' were in danger, particularly when a lady was reported to be on board the vessel. If so much grand energy was enacted to save that crew from drowning, how much more ought we to feel for the eternal salvation of those that are in danger of eternal perdition ?
PRESENTATION TO SIR W. DAVIES. The Haverfordwest Corporation on Friday afternoon last presented Sir William Davies, of Spring Gardens, Haverfordwest, with a 11 Z, handsomely-illuminated address, congratu- lating him upon having had the dignity of knighthood conferred upon him by her Majesty's Government.
THE WELSH LAND COMMISSION The following appeared in the Western Mail :-A meeting of farmers, convened for the purpose of organising evidence to be given before the Welsh Land Commissioners on their visit to Pembroke on the 6th prox., was held at the Assembly-rooms, Pembroke, on Saturday last. The attendance of farmers was meagre. At four o'clock, the hour appointed for commencing the proceed- ings, there were but three or four farmers present, and by half-past four this number was scarcely increased to a round dozen. MrRees Davies, M.P., attended to advise the farmers what to do. A farmer, who attended the meeting, said that the reason why so few farmers had turned up was that the screw had been put on them.' He would not say that the landlords had in any way threatened the tenants, but the, agents were keeping an eye on them. The grievance to be brought by them before the comission- ioners was high rents, and that as a lemec there should be a permanent reductio They were too highly rented, and the per-I manent reduction should be something like 30 per cent.
THE LATE DEAN OF LINCOLN The committee formed to erect a memorial to the late Dean of Lincoln has been asked that the memorial may take the form of a recumbent statue of the late Dean, to be placed m Lincoln Cathedral, and a window in Wantage Church, Bucks, where deceased was for many years vicar.
DISGRACEFUL SCENE AT A FUNERAL., A discreditable scene was witnessed at Liver- pool Cemetery at the close of the funeral of the late Mr. Aynsley Cook. There was a concourse of 3,000 or 4,000 spectators, and as the mourners moved away a raid was made on the wreaths and other floral emblems, which were torn to pieces. Mdlle. de-Lussan's beautiful harp was stripped of its rare flowers and left bare, and the same fate befell other emblems.
:o. A FEVER STRICKEN BARQUE A. cablegrafh received at Dundee from Rio de Janeiro reports sad fatalities on board the Dundee barque Arthurstone. The crew were stricken down with yellow fever, and five have succumbed. These are G. T. Burrows, second mate, Auckland, New Zealand; James Anderson, sailmaker, Arbroath; and E. Rees, London; E. Pees, Car- nons tie; and John Pears, Edinburgh, apr ..entices. The Arthurstone has been detained five months at Rio in consequence of the revolution.
A POLITICAL BOSS IMPRISONED. John Y. McKene, political boss" of the town of Gravesend, New York, which includes Coney Island, has been sentenced to six years' imprison- ment in the State Prison for conspiracy to violate the Election Law in November last. He had ruled supreme in the town, casting practically its entire vote for Mr. Cleveland in 1884, then for Mr. Harrison in 1888, and again for Mr. Cleveland in 1892. McKene is a man worth over a million dollars. He is also a Methodist deacon.
TERRIBLE SHOOTING AFFRAY. A fatal shooting affray occurred in a crowded waiting room at the railway station at Houston, Texas, the other day. A notorious desperado named Mitchell was on the point of being arrested by a constable, when he drew a revolver and fired. The policeman fired in return, and the two men continued to exchange shots until the constable fell dead. Two of the bystanders were also killed, while three others, including two women, were mortally wounded. Mitchell was afterwards arrested. It was with difficulty that the man could be protected from the people, who threatened to lynch him.
=- Educational. LADIES' COLLEGE, GOAT STREET, HAVERFORDWEST. (Established 62 Years.) PRINCIPAL — MISS LLEWELLIN, Who is assisted by a Staff of Visiting: Masfcersand, highly certified English and Foreign Resident > Governesses. Every year the Pupils of this School distinguish themselves in the Local Examimuiona No trouble or expense is spared to ma ncaia a high standard of work in the School. Two 10c,11 Prizes gained from Trinity College, London, for l'ianoforte Pltning, fr'enirr and T-iiiior. Certificates R. A. M Pianoforte Playing, Sc ence and Art, Trinity Colk^e, London, Ac., &c. Senior Oxford 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Clu>s College of Preceptors Certificates and Trinity College, London. Practical Music Certificates. Highest References from Parents of Pupils. The health and comfort of tho Pupils receive the constant supervision of the Principal. Large Tennis and Play Grounds attached