DEATH OF THE REV. PREBENDARY R. J. LLOYD. The news of the demise of the Rev Preben- dary Lloyd occasioned wide-spread regret throughout this district where ho was held in affectionate esteem. He was of the type known as" the sporting parson," but profound- ly sincere, able and earnest in his clerical work. At the Nevern Harvest Festival last year lie officiated for the last time in this neighbourhood. Death took place on Sunday evening at Aberporth, whither he had gone for the benefit of his health. The Rev Pre- bendary Rhys Jones Lloyd, B.A., rector of Troedyraiir, Cardiganshire, who carried his 79 years well, belonged to the well-known Cardiganshire family b of the Lloyds of Bron- wydd. He was the eldest son of the late Mr Thomas Lloyd, of Bronwydd (brother of the late Sir Thomas Davies Lloyd, the first holder of the baronetcy), and was uncle to Sir Mar- teine Lloyd, the present Lord Marcher of Cemmaes. Deceased had two sons (one of whom, Colonel Lloyd, died during the South African war), and one daughter.
_> LL \N WNDA. School Board.—An ordinary meeting of the above Board was held at Henner School last luesday evening. The agenda contained no business of impoitance except the payment of a number of bills. The Board, however, passed a resolution to the effect that they desired to put on record the serious loss they had sustained through the death of one of their teaelet-a Miss Martha Griffiths- and their sinceie sympathy with her family in their bereavement. A Want Supplied. Working men should go for cheap food and cheap clothing to the O'Connell Cash Stores, Goodwick, uear Duff- ryn Bridge.—Advt.
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Temperance Meetings at Fish- guard. Two years' of temperance propaganda by properly organised Bands of Hope, embodied under the title of the .1 Letterston and Dis- trict Temperance Association." have made admirable progress in North Pembrokeshire. Fearless, dogged determination has brought about tolerance in respect to the tempi ranee cause in this district. There was a time. not many years ago, it is related, when even the chapels were indisposed !o accept the gospel of temperance within their thresholds the idea was scouted the pioneers were rebuffed. Perseverance has overcome prejudice, and now the temperance advocatp, be he of the cloth or of the laity, is given a respectful healing and, not infrequently, received with open arms by a grateful people, salva- tion is due, in no small degree, to total ab- stinence as much ns to the gospel of creeds, or a combination of both. Wisely, judicious- ly advocated, the caUie of temperance must bring about human betterment, while, on the other hand, if blind unscrupulous prejudice be resorted to, the object is defeated and more harm than gooi results. It is saiJ that far more people die every year by drinking impure water than from the consumption ot beer, yet there are po veiful arguments to controvert that statement. Neither of these, however, can detract fiom the immense power for good, socially, morally and religiously wielded by the temperance bands connected with Sunday Schools. The Legislature and platform oratory are a!most impotent in their influence, compared with these juvenile soci- eties, because these encourage, industry and research and engage what otherwise wouU be i ile hours—and how many idle hours are there during the ioug winter evenings — wast- ed iu unprofitableness ? That "idlenesss is the root ol all evil' may be incapable of quali- fication in the strict meani g of the term, but undoubtedly idleness occasions much evil and wrong doing. Dr T tthaui, who in 1897, prepared thf Registrar General's returns, showed conclusively that it is not work that kills. The public have had, from time to time put before them in the case of great states- men and men ot eminence in the various pro (essions, that exceptional longevity i not only possible, concurrently with exceptional liaid work, but is even a coaimon occurrence; he showed by patient investigation that this principle extends over the area oi human life, that it is the idle man who dies off, and that the busy man, probably because submis- sion to the temptation of habits which tend to shorten life, is incompatible with his under- takings, lives longest. Nothing can, therefore, be more encouraging as a paaacea of evil than the promotion of those little bands which gathered together on Friday last at Fishguard. The morning opened rather too bright to augur well for a perfect holiday, and towards mid-day ominous clouds gathered, and broke over the several hundred members who ar- rived by the noon train at Goodwick. By the time the visitors had partaken of substantial refreshment at the Temperance Hall the un had dispersed the lowering clouds, so that the procession was particularly favoured in its itinerary through the main thoroughfares of the town. Children in summer garb, for the most part composed the happy throng, bright country giils and boys .chatting merrily in the vernacular on their way to the Tabernacle, in which, a little girl was heard to remark, there will not be room enough to hold all these." Doubtless if the majority had be n of the up-grown class the juvenile's remark would not have been far out. As it was, the edifice held the gathering without being overcowded. Min- isters,superintendents, many from the respect- ive decollates and Sunday school teachers ac- companied the scholars and members. Tue Rev Rhys Williams, Al aeucluchog, preiided, aud the other ministers present were the Revs Dan Davies (Lierinon); J. D. Syuimons (Beracah); W. P. Jones (Pelltowr); J. Morgan (Arubleston) J. T. Phillips (Pun- clieston) and J. Johns (Beulah). The Rev VV. Moilais Davies Davies, pastor, ably con- ducted the singing, while Miss Anita Davies presided with her usual skill at the harmon- ium. The Chtinnan iu opening said he was de- lighted to see young Wale. so well represent ed ou that occasion, aud there weie indica- tions that gave him reason to hope the child- ren would be good templars all through their lives (applause). Tabernacle choir and child- ren then gave a hymn with some tunefulness, Miss Maggie Bevan and several others of the adult members joiuiug the harmony. The Rov J. Johns, Beulah, then engaged earnest- ly in prayer. A form of pwnc was next recited, the Rev Morlais Davies catechising the Tabernacle Band of Hope members whoso replies were considered very satisfac- tory. Another tuneful sacred song followed, then Puncheston members were questioned by the Rev J. T. Phillips, who also catechised the Letterston members, who replied in chorus. Mr T. Richards, in charge of the Letterston contingent, also questioned the members, the proceedings being of the heart- iest character. By a show of hands it was decided that next year's preparations should be similar in all the Bands of Hope, and the same copies of catechism should be used.—A vote of thanks was passed to the several "bands for their efforts that day. The Rev J. Williams, Cardigan, expressed pleasure at the brighness of the proceedings that day, and the happy faces of the children. He urged them to be religious as well as total abstainers, for the one was the forerunner of the other, and they would be sterling examples for others to follow. He prayed God would bless them and the cause they espoused. At the close the assembly joined in singing the well-known tune "Aberystwyth" with relig- ious fervour, All the visitors subsequently sat down to tea at the Temperance Hall, kindly provided by Mrs Williams, Cefuydre, and a few others. In the unavoidable absence of Mrs W. TI, Williams (Cefnydre), Mrs Williams (senior), was present, and Mrs Hancocke, superintend- ing the arrangements. Tiays were taken aud attended to by the following — Mrs Cuthbert Thomas, Mrs Whicher, Mrs D. W. Lewis, Miss Walters, Miss Louie Jenkins, 'I :I 0 Misses Lewis (2), Miss Morgan (Brodog), Miss Maggie Narbett, Miss Linda Thomas, Miss Nelly Symmonds, and many others, assisted assiduously by the Rev W. P. Jones and Mr Morgan Jones (assitant-master). CONFERENCE. At fine o'clock a conference was held at Pentowr Vestry, when several matters of in- terest to the Association were discussed. EVENING MEETING Hermon Chapel was very numerously at- tended in the evening to hear addresses on Temperance by the Rev J. Williams, Cardi- gan (in Welsh), and Dr J. J. Ridge, M.D., London (in English). In the absence of Dr Williams (Drim), through illness, Dr G. J. Williams (Fishguard), presided. Among the I ministers present in addition to those men- tioned were the Revs T. Garnon, P. D. Morse (Llaincant), and J G, James (Rhosy- caerau), together with the active lion. sec. to the association, Mr H. A Williams, chemist, Letterston. The liev RbvrJ Williams opened the meeting, reading Scripture and offering prayer. D, Ridge, as was anticipated, treated the subject from the standpoint of science and medicine, describing the effects of alcohol on the human system, and its deteriorating in- fluence. In Welsh the Rev J. Williams touched oa the legal aspect of the question. The" trade" was kept going by the Legisla- till e ot the country. no less than four hun- dred Acts having been passed in support of the drink traffic. The present Licensing Bill he cha:aeteri>ed as one calculated to demoralise the people by placing them under conditions as bad as those existing generations back. lie urged that all Christian churches should uuite in supplication for Divine interference against the passing of the Bill. It was the bounden duty of all who upheld the future welfare of the nation to fight against it.—The addresses were able and vigorous, and drew undivided attention. In the interval Mr James Owe l'a sweet juveuile choristers rendered in capital style ''Onw.trdCnriisuanSoidif'rs," the test piece at C-oesgoch eisteddfod. Under their leader's direction the choir exceiied itself and well- deserved the appreciation their efforts iuvoked Mr H. A. Williams, iu proposing a hearty vote of thanks to the speakers, made some pregnant observations. The Rev J. G. James (Caerau), seconded, and the vote was carried with acclamation.—The Rev P. D. Morse proposed a similar expression of thanks to the Chairman, and the R-v Morlais Davies seconded —The meeting was of a very en- thusiastic character, and well in accord with the day's proceedings, which justify to the fullest extent the existence of the progressive association.
The New Jabes in the Gwaun. Jabes, blest Bethel of the Gwaun, In Sylvia's lap enthroned. To know the Gwaun valley is to love it. i hesy are words that cannot fail to find an echo in the breast of every lover of Nature for, at the present time, tile luxuriant avenue is clothed in the richest robe of sylvan gran- deur. The Gwaun is one of the wealthy assets of North Pembrokeshire, yet, to the average native its pristine loveliness is of scant value. Visitors, who chance to catch a glimpse of the fine leafy woodland through whica the rippling rills now in cadence sweet, carry away with them thoughts of a scene at unce impressively beautiful. The easy descent to Llanychare bridge brings the sightseer to the foot of a laborious hill, to climb which is the only fee he has to pay in the shape of exercise to reach the hallowed grove, then ith careless joy we tread the woodland ways And reach her broad domain of strength and beauty free as air. A book might be written in praise of this in- teresting spot in the form of a popular guide to one of the grandest hidden charms of the district and as the official publication of the Fishguard Paiish Council—or the future urbau authority. But the obje t in view is to mark the pro- gress of JabeE Baptist church in course of erection about mid-way on the north side of the winding ro :d leading to Newport's frown- ing peak, Cam Ingli, from Fishguard. Rainy weather, during the interval since the laying of the six memoiial stoned has interfered with the building operations. When rain descends in the Gwaun it literally pours the stieaks of mortar and lime down the walls of the new edifice bear evidence to the heavy droppings they have been subjected to during the last few months. Standing on the crest of the hill, partially surrounded by forest giants, the chapel commands a very fine, ex 5 pansive view of the valley to the east, west and south. There is something exquisitely charming in its situation—a situation so serenely beautiful that prayer and praise should pour forth as spontaneously from the lips of human worshippers as the songs of thanksgiving from the throats of tin feathered tribe that find habitation in the surrounding trees. When finished, the chapel promises to form a monument alike to the generosity and faithfulness of members of the cause and to the worthy diligence of the respected pastor, the Rev J. LI. Morris, to whose sti enuousness the bulk of the coat is already in hand. A fairly good idea of what the chapel will be when finished may be gieaned from its present appearance. The original 'ormation has been modified, the present structure being practi- cally Equare, and runs further back into the hill than the old chapel, tho walls of which were entirely removed. Strength and dura- bility characterize the structiiie good sound stone walls carried well up in order to give plenty of room overhead the woodwork is pitchpine throughout; a gallery will occupy three sides—this is strictly in keeping with the many homely Bethels of Pembrokeshire, built many years ago. There is ample pro- vision for light in the four walls of the plain, arch pattern this also applies to the front doorway and the large window immediately above. Tho rcof is ready for slating, and it is hoped to have the chapel ready for opening between this and the autumn. Prominent in the gable is the slab inscribed with the lettering :—"Jabes, Capel y Bedyddwyr, ad- eiladwyd y cyntaf yn 1803 yr ail yn 1842 a'r trydydd yn 1904." Below the roadway is the new God's acre studded here and there with choice evergreens pleasingly set out. As yet, but few head- stones mark the spot, but the few are the acme of neatness. Perhaps a suggestion in regard to the new building will be timely at this juncture. It was noticed that no provision is made for ventilation except by means of the windows at the side. A thorough system of ventilation is inseparable from all modern public build- ings, sacred or secuhr. If evidence were needed in order to show its necessity, Hermon Chapel, Fishguard, and Bethlehem, Newport. may be referred to as examples, these churches having recently adopted special contrivances for ensuring a free circulation of the all essential fresh air through their chapels by ventilators fixed into the roofs. One hale worshipper remarked recently that he had been in chapel on special occasions when the greatest difficulty was experienced in keeping the lamps aglow in consequence of the close- ness of the atmosphere. This is a matter calling for attention before the roof is com- pleted and now is the tima The cause is too strong in North Pembrokeshire to spoil the good ° Ehip for the sake of the proverbial pennyworth of tar. It has been decided, since the contract was placed, to pave the floor of the chapel with wood blocks, a very commendable feature. As the cpeniug cere- mony is likely to prove a big attraction efforts should be made to hold the event before the winter sets in.
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STORIES OF A CONJUROR. The following is reprinted from the South Wales Daily News," for Tuesday, under the heading Welsh Tit-Bits," by Cadrawd Dr Harries, of Werndew, was a medical practioner of very wide practice. He was con- sidered in his day a specialist in cases of in- flammation, and certain other diseases, and his visiting circle extended quite twenty miles in every direction beyond his own im- mediate locality. In this parts of Pembroke- shire the name of Dr Harris was a household word sixty years ago. There was no child of six that did not know him and trembled at the very appearance of the little mar on the grey mountain pony. The old man of eighty did his obeisance in the orthodox Pembrokeshire etiquette-the touching of the brim of the hat with the index finger. In short, the renowned doctor commanded the respect and awe of all in his own and the surrounding districts. No less renowed was the good doctor for his conjuring powers. The more superstitious of the people believed be possessed the keys of a certain portion of the nether regions, and could bind or loosen its occupants at will. He was also supposed to hold the power of divina- tion, and the punishment of cantankerous people who were wont to disturb their neigh- bour's peace, and of effective vindication of every virtue. One Saturday night late the windows of Gideon Chapel were smashed in. Dr Harries was one of the deacons of this particular chapel. A meeting of the deacons was held after the service on the Sunday morn- ing to consider what steps should be taken in the matter. Dr Harries asked them to leave the matter with him, and he would punish the evildoer. Sunday school was held in the after- noon, and when the school was well-nigh over, all of a sudden through the back windows of the chapel could be seen a man running for dear life back and fore through the furzes, barefooted and bleeding profusely. It The old fox is earthed," said the doctor. The man confessed his crime and paid the damage. Punishing an Old Witch. A very industrious labourer, living in a well-kept cot, was constantly troubled by a hare coming to his garden and devouring his vegetables. He had shot at her several times, but all in vain he could not kill her do what he might. The very same hare, as far as he could judge, was doing an enormous amount of damage to the man. His beds of cabbages, leeks, potatoes, &c., were continuously grow- ing less, and disappearing as though carried away in the night. At length he became suspicious that it was not a hare, but a local witch coming in the form of one. The cottager consulted Dr Harris, who, after he looked into the matter, told him it was not a natural hare, but a form assumed by a certain witch whose name he mentioned. Never mind," said the conjuror, "I'll put her right. Take this piece of iron, cut it into nine pieces, put it into your gun instead of shots, and fire at her the next time you see her inside your garden. Be care- ful to aim at her legs, not at her vital parts." This was done. The man shot the hare till all about him and her was a flame of fire, and the report of the gun was a terribly loud one. The next day the assistance of Dr H was procured for an old woman in the district who had been hurt in her legs. The doctor knew all about it. Three of the pieces of iron were extracted from one of the old woman's legs, which at once settled the question that she had assumed the form of a hare, being a witch and visited the garden of the man for the purpose of carrying away his potatoes, &c. The Shot Pony. One David Llewellyn, Clyn, had a pony shot one night. The thing was not accidentally done, but was a malicious act of some brutal enemy of his. No clue could be obtained as to who the man was. At length D. LI. determined to seek the aid of Dr Harris. Over he went to Werndew. He laid the case before the conjurer. If you stand in front of this glass and look at what may be shown in ie, without frowning or laughing, or any movement of the kind," was the conjuror's reply, "I will show you the person in the very act of shooting your pony." "All light," says D. 111., "1 will." "Remember," said the con- juror again, if you do anv of these things which 1 have mentioned, while looking in the glass, you will ever remain in that position." The conjuror went into an ante-room, and presently D. Ll. was astonished to see his neighbour and a supposed friend of his with a gun taking aim at the head of his pony. The shot was filed, and a noise actu- ally heard which so terrified D. Ll. that he blinked with his eyes. The conjuror's warning proved true he ever after was in the habit of blinking his eyes and hesitating in his speech, a habit he knew not before. Dr. Harris and the Highway Robber. The doctor had been called away to Casmael to attend a sick man. It was late in the evening when the message came. By the time the doctor was ready to return home, it was drawing towards midnight. On the way home he had to cross the lonesome, bleak Treiiewydd Mountain. When he was advancing towards Bwlch Heol y Feidr a man sprang out from the grip and caught hold of the reins of his pony, and demanded his money. Deliver, or die," was the harsh command which fell on the doctor's ears -words calculated to terri- fy any ordinary human being under the same conditions but the brave doctor and conjuror's nerves were more highly toned than those of the general run of mortals. "All right," said the doctor, c)olly, I'll deliver, if that's the case, rather than die here." lie put his hand in his pocket, pretending to be in the quest of his purse lie pulled it out the robber stretched his hand to receive it. Just as the robber received the purse, the doctor, with the smartness of a professi mal and a practitioner, drew a fleam across his wrist, and at the same moment spurred his pony and galloped away, leaving the robber yelling for help. The next day, with the early dawn of morn, a knock was heard at the surgery door, Werndew. Who is there ? was the question from within. I am, sir." What can be the matter with you this time of morning?" "I've cut my wrist, sir." The doctor was down in a moment, and dressed the man's wiist, which was bleeding profusely. How did you get into this mess ? asked the doctor. I was cutting furze, sir, and the billhook slipped with me." 01, oil When the doctor had finished dressing the man's hand, he said to him, Now, my man, go home and be very careful of your wrist, and let me give you one word of advice :-Don't go out in the night on ill errands any more. Rememher, the pit and sorrow are the end of evil deeds, especially of highway lobbers." Needless to say the min was a reformed man from that time forth. 'Ti-i true, sometimes, out of evil conieth good. The Conjuror and the Ministers. There was an Association at Gideon, and a number of the ministers—the lug guns of the denomination, as a matter of course, stayed with the doctor at Werndew, he being a deacon, as we have already said. They sat up till the small hours of the morning discussing various matters connected with the denomination and the cause in general. But some of the con\pany were curious to see some of the doctor's tricks, they had heard a good deal about him and now, since they had the opportunity, they wished to see for themselves whether he could perform tricks such as were attributed to him. One of the most forward of them suggested that the doctor should be asked to .9 kindly entertain them with something novel. A second man said he did not believe there was any- thing in conjuring, and that it could not be done successfully in the prepence of intelligent people, but that it was a play upon the ignorant and the superstitious. The third, and yet the fourth gave his view on the subject. Presently the conjuror was noticed to place three small rings on the floor He whistled certain notes, and made a few passes with his hand in majio fashion, muttering some unknown words the while, which no one under. stood. Presently a gnat appeared on the scene, dancing and buzzing in one of the rings. The gnat grew to a bee, and the bee to a bumble, whereupon it left the ring, and flew to the second ring. Another gnat appeared in the first ring and grew to a bumble bee, and flew to the ring, taking the place of the first, the first bumble bee flying to the third ring. The process was re- peated and the first bumble bee flew bick and fore through the room. The end of the scene was, the room was filled with bumble bees, and the cloth had to make room for them the doctor alone remaining with the strange visitors. In the course of ten minutes the intruders were all, ban- ished, and the ministers recalled. None of them cared to cast doubt upon the conjuror's power aud his proficiency iu the 44 Black Art" any more.
CRICKET. FISHGUARD v. HARBOUR C.C. Favoured again with glorious weather Fisbguard met the Harbour C C. at Penrhiw on Saturday afternoon last. Winning the toss Fishguard went in first and negotiated 65 runs for all oat. The most prominent of the Fishguard team were the Vicar, Mr F. Richardson, and Mr J J Morris. Mr A 0 Robins was again swift and sure accounting for six wickets in business-like style. Thus at the outset it was clear that, given ordin- ary luck, the Harbour team would have little difficulty in gaining the victory over el y Fishguard who, like the man who fell out of the balloon, would not be in it. However, the fates were against the Harbour ou this occasion for when the champion wielder's turn come to bat he was run out with only five to his credit. A thumping blow for the Harbour, but a good-send to Fishguard who II breath'd again," confident that they could dispose of the remnants in fairly easy fashion. Rashfori, who hitherto has shown good form, fell an early victim to T. H. Narbett's shots so that the chief burden fell on Pat Roche to pull the chesnuts out of the fire, that player running up a total of 24 before being bowled by the uneiring T H Narbett who gave a very creditable display. Messrs J J Morris and Howard Evans were also much to the fore so that Fishguard had every reasoa to feel confident, and notwithstanding the steady play of the two or three Harbour batsmen the latter all out for 53, leaving the visitor victors by 12 runs, the second substantial win for Fishguard this season. Narbett took no less thin five wickets, Morris and Owen one each. Three of the Harbour meu were run out. a J Howells again shewed his fitness as wicket-keeper on this occasion, only five extras accruing to the Harbour. The popular game is likely, taking the merits of y 11 the respective local teams, to regain some of its former vigour in North Pembrokeshire this season, especially if the splendid facilities offered for practise are taken advantage of, besides the infusion of new blood has stimula- ted the action of many of the older players and the close of the season ought to show a record to be looked upon with pride. Is it necessary to remind gossip-mongers to lestrain their ill-natured criticisms in respect to those who are endeavouring to popularise the pastime ? It is to be hoped not and, if they are not disposed to encourage let them hold their peace. Duties connected wiih such organizitions are in the main gratuitous and the least critics can do is to encourage, remembering that evil is wrought by want of thought as well as want of heart. FISHGUARD. Rev W. Evans, b A. O. Robins 10 Howard Owen, b Robins 3 F. Richardson, b Robins 9 r. H. Narbett, b Robins 0 A. B. Williams, b Robins 6 A. J. Stephens, c Edwaids, b Redmond 4 E. A. Watson, c andb Redmond 3 J. J. Morris, not out 7 C. J. Howells, b Robins 2 T. B.Evans, runout 2 It. NV. Troivsdalc, b Edward. 1 Extras 18 65 HARBOUR C.C. A. O. Robins, run out "5. H. Dellar, b H. Owen U Rashford, b T. H. Narbett 4 Pat Roche, b Narbett 24 A. Edwards, c Rev W Evans, b Narbett U W. Williams, run out 0 It. Tobin, run out 0 Bob Clarke, c Watson, b Narbett 8 Pat Duggan, b Narbett. (j Jack Duggan, c H Owen, b Morris 1 Redmond, not out 0 Extras 5 53
Fishguard Drainage Scheme. At the District Council meeting last week- a letter was received from the Local Govern- ment Board acknowledging the receipt of the report of the Medical Officer of Health, Dr J. M. Owen. In regard to Fishguard the Local Government Board asked what steps the Council were taking to carry out the recom- mendations made in Dr Wheatoo's report of December 16, 1901.—The Chairman explain- ed that the report had reference to the con- dition uf Fisho-uard.-A member asked when Fishguard people were going to get Urban Powers. Mr Eaton Evans When they know their own miuds.-After some discus- sion, the Clerk read the report of the Medical Officer of Health for the Fishguard district, in the course of which he gave the details of disease and death in the district durirg the year. Proceeding-, he said that although two and a half years had p seed since Dr Wheaton's report was made nothing bad been done to carry out the necessary sanitary im- provements be recommended. There should be, be said, no further delay in placing Fish- guard and Goo lwick in a thoroughly sanitary state. The longer the matter was left over the worse the condition of affairs would be- come, so that, eventually, through sheei neglect, the ul imate cost might become great.—Mr Vaugban admitted, so far as Fish- guard was concerned, that something ought to be done at once. The delay had been caused because they had been hoping to get urban powers, but a dispute had arisen as to area. It had now been discovered that the Lociti Government Committee of the County Council had power to define an area, and be was iu hoi)ts they would do so. After de- scribing the steps that have been taken at Fishguard by gettiog an expert down on the sul j ct, &c., he proposed a resolution to the effect that the matter should once more be referred back to the Fishguard Parochial Committee, consisting of the entire Council, with an intimation that some steps must be taken without further delay. Fishguard would have to pay, and therefore he thought the Parochial Committee ought to have a voice in the matter. It was for them to get < an effective scheme, and, at the same time, the most economical one possible. Mi Eiton Evans seconded Mr Vaughan s resolu- tion, which was carried. There were several important details in the report the Parochial Committee of the Fishguard Paiish Council will require to con- sider at the next meeting. Pressure from the Local Government Board will be brought to bear on the deferred scheile-def erred chief- ly owing to the delayed urban powers, con. cl sequent on the bungling of the Local Govern- ment Board Committee of the County Council at the enquiry. Had the committee accepted the area defined with such nice dis- crimination, the opportunity for holding up Fisbguard and Goodwick's rather soiled bills of health to the public gaz, at this inopportune moment would not have occurred. If Fib- guard peoplle did not, iu the words of Mr Eaton Evans, know their own minds at the enquiry, it would doubtless be a source of satisfaction to Fishguard if it could feel quite certain that the Local Government Board Committee knew its business on that memor- able occasion. Did the committee act within its powers in giving the Moses-like-assurance and gesture—" We will define an area for you ? Like the wilderness prophet in the watei-finding business, they reckoned with- out their host, The Local Government cl Board committee's chairman may try to bluff out of the alleged undertaking, but the reports. official and otherwise, remain as is- disputable,trustworthy records of the inquiry. It is unfair to saddle the place with the onus of delay, when the fault lies witn the invinc- ibles at the end of the county. Perhaps the ill-wind from the District Council will fuse the two places, Fisbguard and Goodwick, to- gether for their permanent and mutual wel- fare,
SOLVA. Opening of Horeb Chapel.- On Saturday evening, Sunday, and Monday evening last services in connection with the opening of Horeb, the new Baptist Chapel at Hendre Cross, Llandeloy, were held. The chapel, which is mainly connected with Middle Mill church, is of corrugated iron, and is built on a plot of C, ground given by the Rev W. Reynolds, of Hen- dre House. It is pleasantly and conveniently situated, well built, and will undoubtedly supply a long felt need in the district, thanks to the generosity of the Rev W. Reynolds. The special preachers engaged were the Revs D. J. Evans, Newport, and Griffiths, Rhymney. The opening service took place on Saturday evening when the Rev T. Davies, the energetic pastor of Middle Mill, preached to a crowded congrega- tion. On Sunday the services were as follows: Morning, the Rev Griffiths, Rhymnev, at Horeb Rev D. J. Evans at Middle Mill," and the Rev T. Davies at Croesgoch evening, the Rev D. J. Evans at Croesgoch, and Rev Griffiths at Mount Pleasant Chapel, Solva, at which place Monday evening's service was also held, the preachers being the Revs D. J. Evans and Griffithso- The gathering at each service was very numerous, while the sermons were original in their character, able in their delivery and it is hoped they will be lasting in their effect.
NEVERN. At Nevern Ceurch on Sunday last, the Rev J 0 Evans and the Rev James Jones, assistant missioner, Newport, eloquently pleaded the cause of the Church Building Society. Mrs Bowen, Llwyngwair, and Mr A Ward ably presided at the harmonium.
Byron's Hair.—A lock of the pcet Byron's hair was sold for X13 10j at Messrs Puttick and SimpsoD's sale-rooms yesterday. The relic was enclosed in a glass case, and accom- panying it was a letter from the poet's sister, who gave the lock to a Mrs Clarke. Romewards.-B.v a special dispensation of the Pope of Rome, the Rev Hugh Benson, son of the late Archbishop Benson of Canter- bury, is to be admitted eariv in July to full orders in the Church of Rome, and at the same time the Rev Middleton Evans, late vicar of St Michaei's, Shoreditch, will be ordained to the diaconate and priesthood. Welsh C.M. Assembly.—This week the general assembly of C.M. Church of Wales is being h-ld at Cardiff in the Welsh Church at Pembroke terrace. So great was the volume of business that the conferences remained in session for three days. The new-moderator is the Rev D Lloyd Jones, son of the famous John Jones, of Talysarn, he has largely inherited the. great gifis of that renowned divine, and for very many years past he has t been in the front rank of Wales' most eminent preachers. Oue of the secretaries of the assembly is the Rev John Willialus, Liver- pool, a preacher not unknown to Fishguard,
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PENCRUG1AU. Accidents. The saying of the poet Shakes- peare, "When troubles come they come not singlv, but in battalions," seems to have been amply illustrated in this district during the past few weeks. In a recent number of the 'Echo' there appeared the account of an accident which befell a cow at Alltgoch, Nevern. The unfortu- nate animal, to use a provincialism, fell into what is called a winch, that is, a deep well or cistern constructed on the premises of the home- stead. The swarthy neighbours turned out in full muster to render aid, and the poor animal which at the time proved, luckily, not to be em- barrassed and handicapped by a superfluity of fat, was pulled out by the horns and lai}det in a place of safety. Very recently Miss Mary Thomas, a hard-working and industrious spinster living in a solitary cottage on Pcncrugiau, had. the le misfortune to find her pig and nine ducklings fallen into the winch on her premises. Both the pig and ducklings myst have experienced a shock on their downward journey, but after reaching there the ducklings would be more or less in their element, only they would feel cribbed, cabined and confined in the limited space of water at their disposal for tlieir subterranean ablutions. They were all rescued, none the worse for their novel experience, by the two brawny sons of Vulgan, the Messrs J. and T. Phillips, the Smithy, Postcoch, and Mr Tom Lewis, Penuel.
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Choral Festival at St. Mary's Church Fishguard. The choral festival of the northern district of the St David's Aichidiacc-nal Choral Association was held on Thursday last at Fishguard Parish Church and was undoubted- ly a great success both a I legards the num- ber of the choristers and vocal music. For nearly three months the different choirs of the association had assiduously prepared for the event, under their local conductors, but under the supervision of the Rev D Jenkyn Evans, vicar of Pontfaen, who had under- taken the arduous position of trainer. The result of his careful training was seen and heard on Thursday last when thirteen choirs from the following parishes blended their voices in praise and worship :—Walton East, Treflgarne, Ambleston, New Mote, Henry's Mote, Manachlogddu, Pontfaen, St Dogwells, St Nicholas, Jordanston, Manor- .owen, Llanllawer, and Fishguard.—The programme of the day was as follows Rehearsals of the choirs at 10 15 a.m., followed by Matins at 11 a.m. Mr F G Palmer, A R.C.O., presided at the organ with his usual ability and cleverness in accompany- ing, while the Rev D Jenkyn Evans con- ducted. A processional hymn, No 445, was sung as an introduction to the service, the procession being headed by the Fishguard t, t5 Church Choir, with the Clergy bringing up the rear. The chants wereYenite (Dewsbury), Psalms (Robinson and Baruby), Te Deuro, Benediction (Dr Roberts). The anthem was "The Lord is Exalted (West). Hymn 190 (a. & m.) before the Sermon, 357 (a. & m.) after, and hymn 30S as the reces.-ional.— Canon Camber Williams, diocesan missioner, delivered a pithy, practical sermon—which ri- vetted the attention of his numerous hearers— based on the 6th verse of the 13th chapter of Zechariah-H And we shall say unto him, what are these wounds ? Then he shall answer, those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends. Simple eloquence clothed the dis- course so that the mixed congregation of English and Welsh could not fail to understand its forceful points. What were the wounds?" The answers were beautifully expressed and vividly illustrated.—In the early christian period the Pagans exclaimed, "See how these Christians love one another! How is it in our day, asked the Canon, just the other way; division, discord, and quarrels among Christ- ians and educationists. Lectures, atheists- the enemies of God-jeered, "See how the Christians divide from one another. They ask us to believe in one God, yet there are two- hundred-and-thirty sects; they worship in one spirit, and yet every village has several chapels." These expressions are wounds in the Saviour's side. The great stumbling block is the division among Christ's followers. His hands are paralyzed by the wounds caused by His friends. A few years ago was opened in a street of one of the large towns a church. In that street were two or three church people and one or two dissenters; all the rest were persons of no religion, and yet within twelve months of the opening of the church everyone in that street attended the church. Every morning at live o'clock service was held and men with their tools in their hands attended before starting work. His hands were not wounded, but are there not in our parishes and in our homes men and women who are spiritu- ally homeless are there not scores in every parish who go to no place of worship on Sundays, like Noah's dove, unable to find rest? You say the church is open every Sunday and "The Son of man is lifted up and He promised to draw all men unto Him." Why has he not drawn them ? Because His hands are covered with wounds inflicted in the house of His friends, by the inconsistency of communicants, by the bad example set, perhaps on Saturday evenings; our language, our evil system of living, indecent conversation, broken resolu- tions-these are wounds. An apt illustration was that of the young man in North Wales, a few years ago, whose sisters were drowned whilst bathing be saw their danger, he plung- ed in and lifted one on the bank whilst res- cuing the other the first one unconsciously rolled back into the water. The cold benum- bed his hands in the same way as it had ren- dered his sisters helpless and both the girls perished in his sight while he stood in help- less despair. So in another sense are there men and women in our parishes drowning in sin in the waters of evil and the hands that should render succour are paralysed. But the hands can be restored by clinging to the Cross, by clinging close to Christ, who saves men through His people who are His hands- set good examples. In conclusion, the rev Canon referred to the splendid gathering, to the young men and women of the district who had devoted time and labour in bringing about the successful musical festival. These were the forces by which Christ drew man unto Him. Let them consecrate their lives to Him, and let others around them see what the Church's life really is, sing, pray and live for God, then men and women will be saved, and the people benefittecl.- The Archdeacon of St David's closed the service with the blessing. —Before the'afternoon service a rehearsal was again held. The service commenced at 2.30 with a processional hymn psalms and hymns were sung. The preacher at this service was the Rev F P. Walters, vicar of St David's, Carmarthen, who, in eloquent periods, traced the use of singing in the sanctuary from the earliest times to the present. It was a sermon not to be missed as it contained teaching of a high value to the days in which we live. The text was the last verse of Psalm 150. As at the morning scrvive, the Archdeacon con- ducted with the blessing.—At both services the Rev J J Evans, Walton East, and Rev W Evans, Fishguard, intoned. The lessons were read in the morning by the Revs T Mathias, and Canon Williams. The following Clergy were present at the services :—Revs James Jones, assistant missioner J J Evans, W H Walters, J 0 Evans, T Mathias, D Jenkyn Evans, Isaac Jones, J Evans, E Richards, A Richardson, T Johns, H Miles, J 0 Evans (Nevern), J Rees, W Evans, Canon Williams, Archdeacon Williams. The singing was excellent, hearty and devout and reflected the greatest credit upon the conductor and the organist.-The Vicar of Fishguard acted as secretary.—Over 300 singers took part in the services.
Fatality on the Pier Works. An average of ak,nt ()n fatal accident every two years can hardly be termed exces- sive. comparing the extensive and dangerous work of the Goodwick Harbour with other i similar undertakings and the number of fatal- ities, yet no one cares for accidents of any kind that cause suffering and bereavement. For the first five years of the work only one fatality occuired, tb.it of an Irishman caught between the buffers of a wagon and the en- gine. During the last three years the aver- age of fatal accidents has been about one for each year. Of course, this may have been due to the increased activity, the accumula- tion of plant, and thf-i expansion of the woiks generally. The second fatality was at the breakwater siding, one of the wagons passing over a worker, the third happened whilst quarrying rock after a big blast. Cbse upon a year has elapsed between the third and the fourth sad fatality, which litter took place on Monday afternoon last at the foot of the cliff John Loyd, living at Cwmyr- eglwys, Dinas Cross, a married man with several children at home, w.,s engaged filling skips, when a stone, weighing several tons. which was being hoisted from the heap to a wagon, slipped from the chin sling holding it, and Itll with a crash on to Lloyd, who seems to have been immediately underneath the crane's jib at the time. It was seen that his iujuries were of a serious nature. A hole in his head near the right eye, and a shattered foot were the chief external injuries, but as his waist be; twas broken internal injury was suspected. In a semi-conscious state he was carried to the Stores, and the wounds bandaged by the active St John's Ambu lance men of the Works. A lady visitor. Mrs Moore, formerly a professional nurse, very thoughtfully made some suggestions for the unfortunate man's comfort, and he was then placed on the trolly ambulance and run down to the station. Everything possible, under the circumstances, was done to miti- gate his sufferings. Messengeis were dis- patched for medical aid. Lloyd was borne very gently over the Parrog by a party of men. He was evidently greatly distrepsed, his anxiety being for my poor children." At Dr Owen's surgery several doctors were in attendance. The necessary surgical treat- ment was carried out as expeditiously possible, but jiist, its it was completed Lloyd succumbed. The body was afterwards re- moved to the Market llall to await an inquest which is to be held to-day (Thursday). One of the most pathetic circumstances of the fatality is that his wife and children are left almost destitute. On Sunday evening both he and his wife attended St Brynach's Church, Dinas, with no idea of the calamity the morrow would bring forth. On Monday morning he started early for Goodwick, having about four to walk. In the afternoon a messenger on a bicycle conveyed the news that Lloyd had been hurt; in an hour or to afterwards came the direful mes- sage of death, plunging the wife into glief and mourning. Deceased was the son of Mr and SJrs T. Lloyd, Brynhenllan, Dinas. His widow was his second wife, whom he married but three or four years ago. For some time deceased was engaged at the Islaud Farm, and his wife spent several years at the Rectory.
Sabbath-Breaking in Wales. In a timely sermon preached at Nevern Parish Church on Sunday evening week, on the text I Timothy III, 15, That thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God," the Rev J 0 Evans, vicar, made some trenchant remarks on due and proper decorum in the house of God. The precincts of the house had a certain sacredness appertaining to them by reason of the object for which they had been set apart. The ordinances of the house were decreed for people of all grades and stations in life, and no difference was to be made between rich and poor in the performance of them. The late renowned Doctor Johnson, and a companion less rcligously inclined than himself, once visited the ruins of an ancient church, and out of respect for the venerable pile, the Doctor politely uncovered his head. The Vicar was at one with the Rev W E Prythorch, the newly-elected Moderator of the Calvinistic Methodist general assembly, in some opportune remarks which the latter made at the associa- tion held a year ago at Fishguard, and very recently at Capel Drindod, on the respect and reverence due to the house of God. He stated that he was staying some few years back in Dublin, and he asked the people of the house where he stayed to direct him to the best Roman Catholic Church in the place. On Sunday morning he wended his way thither, and he was particularly struck with the seem- ly attitude and devout demeanour of the hundreds of Roman Catholics who attended there, and who, a very considerable distance before they came to the church, reverently uncovered their heads. It may, he remarked, be said by some that was going to extremes. If the Roman Catholics went to one extreme, was it not to be feared that they in Wales went to the other extreme, for in many churches and chapels we find won donning their hats before they are out of God's house, and lighting their pipes, cigars, and cigarettes, before they are out of its precincts. Let knowledge grow from more to more, But more of reverence in us dwell, That mind and soul according well, May make one music as before, but vaster.