Fishguard Petty Sessional Division. Preliminary Arrangements. Action of Urban Council. A special meeting of the magistrates resi- dent in the area to be comprised by the new Fishguard Petty Sessional Division will be held in the Fishguard Town Hay at 11.30 to-morrow (Thursday) morning, for the pur- pose of making the preliminary arrange- ments in connection with the inauguration of the new regime. In anticipation of this gathering, an extra- ordinary meeting of the Fishguard Urban District Council was held at the accustomed venue on the evening of Wednesday of last week, Mr Levi Evans, J.P. (chairman), presi- ded, and there were present Mr T Lewis (vice-chairman), Mr B G Llewhelin, Capt. J Thomas, and Messrs H Williams, 0 D Jones, D G Thomas, D John, D P Lewis, W J I Vaughan, D Rees, and F George, together with the Clerk (Mr A J Hodges), and the Surveyor (Mr D G Wilcox). The agenda stated that the meeting had been convened for the purpose of considering the advisability of petitioning the local justices to appoint as clerk to the new Fish- guard Petty Sessional Division a solicitor ¡ having a practice in the town. The Chairman said the object for which the meeting had been convened was very clearly expressed in the agenda, and he dared say that most of them had made up their minus as to the course which they proposed to take. He understood that it had been in- tended to bring the question forward at the last meeting, but owing to the lateness of the hour that idea had had to be abandoned. The question was quite clear and needed no explanation on his part, further than that he hoped that each one of them would express his views on the subject. A special meeting of the justices who intended sitting in the new division had been convened for Thursday week at the Town. Hall, and if they decided upon petitioning in favour of appointing a solicitor who was resident in the town, then it would be well to decide also as to whether, in order to make the petition effective, it should be sent by letter or be presented by a deputation. Mr Llewhelin asked for a definition of the phrase "local justices," and also enquired who was the convener of the forthcoming meeting. Were all the justices in the county entitled to sit, or merely those living within that new division? It was explained that the justices entitled to vote were those who acted for the Dews- land and Kernes Divisions, and they had been asked to attend that meeting, but it was understood that those who really would vote were those who were prepared-to act within the new division. The others could legally vote, but it was understood that it would be a breach of etiquette for any magistrate who did not intend to sit and act in the division to do so. Mr Llewhelin said the only reason why he had asked was. that, supposing the Council was agreeable to petitioning a certain section of the magistrates, it wanted to know whom it was to petition. Etiquette was one thing, but it was broken frequently, particularly where licensing matters were concerned, and possibly the Clerkship might be as important in the view of magistrates as were licenses. They knew that etiquette had been ignored in the past, and he wanted to know whether only the local magistrates would vote upon that question, or whether it would have to be decided by the whole of the County Bench. In other words, who was the convener of the meeting going to notice? Etiquette pre- mised that only residents of the new division should be noticed, but would the convener of the meeting curtail the notices to that divi- sion, or would he include the whole of the magistrates living in the two existing div- isions. Mr J R Richards said he understood that all the magistrates in the county had a legal right to attend -but, of course, it was not etiquette for them to do so. The convener could ask any magistrate to attend, and of course his vote would be legal. The Clerk expressed a doubt whether the meeting would be convened personally, pointing out that the notice thereof had al- ready been advertised. The Chairman said the Clerk to the Peace (Mr W Davies George) had sent out notices to various magistrates individually, but it was not worded in a manner confining it to those who resided in the locality. Whether any outsider would take it upon himself to attend and vote in favour of any particular appli- cant, he did not know. Mr Llewhelin asked if the convener were likely to be Clerk at that particular meeting. The Clerk replied in the affirmative. Mr Llewhelin said they could send a peti- tion to him, and he would bring it before the magistrates. Mr D G Thomas asked what about canvas- sing and the activities of the candidateS in the meantime ? Support would be promised to individuals before the meeting was held. Mr 0 D Jones said he thought that a cer- tain thing had been left out in drawing up the agenda, and asked if he would be in order in proposing an addition. Proceeding, he said he thought that the most important thing should be whether the person appoin- ted would be conversant with Welsh or not, he thought that that was a very importaut matter. It would be an appointment which would have to deal more particularly with one of the most Welshy districts in Pem- brokeshire. Time after time had he attended the Court, and had heard witnesses express a desire to give evidence in Welsh, and he thought that the Council should impress upon the magistrates who made the appoint- ment that the Clerk should be a person who had a thorough knowledge of the Welsh language. The time had come-he thought that ever the present Liberal Government(who could not by any means be accused of any inordinate love of Wales and Welsh) had made it a point in most appointments that the persons appointed should be acquainted with Welsh, although there were cases where they were entirely devoid of that language. It was high time that they should claim that no public appointment should be made un- less the person appointed were conversant in Welsh. He would be within his rights if he claimed to address the Council in Welsh, but out of courtesy to one or two members he desisted, although it would be a great advan- tage to him to do so. Mr D G Thomas, interposing, pointed out that the Council was discussing a question without having a proposition before the meeting. Mr 0 D Jones said he knew that they were out of order. Mr Llewellyn then moved that the Council petition the magistrates who would vote on that issue of the Clerkship, asking them to support a gentleman qualified and living within the district—(cries of hear hear from the public "gallery")—and having a knowledge of both languages—(further public cries of hear hear ")-English and Welsh. He agreed, he said, with Mr Jones that it was a great advantage for the Clerk to possess a knowledge of the Welsh language. There was no doubt that there 'were several witnesses who, though they understood English to a degree, were better able to give their evidence in their accustomed language —the tongue in which they were used to con- verse-and he thought that it was a great detriment to justice to try to persuade those particular persons to give their evidence in English. Even when they had persisted in giving their evidence in Welsh it was liable to be distorted in the translation from one language to another; the interpreter might be a good one he might be only an ordin- ary one he might, possibly, be an inferior one and it was even possible that a wrong construction might be given to the intention of the witness. He thought that that ought to be a large factor in appointing any official in Welsh districts. He did not mean to say that that district was the most Welsh in Wales of course, with the advent of the works at Goodwick, and one thing and another, there had been a very large admix- ture of the English language and residents, but, at the same time, we could not ignore • the fact that a large percentage of the wit- nesses were Welsh-speaking persons, who did not understand much of the English language. Mr D G Thomas: And the defendants! Mr Llewhelin Well, the defendants are not very much relied upon The witnesses are man who ought to be able to speak the truth without regard to defendant or com- plainant. Mr Richards, interposing, suggested that the magistrates should be petitioned indiv- idually, pointing out that it was no use leav- ing the matter until the time of the meeting. Mr LIewhelin, proceeding, said the petition must point out the advantage of having a resident Clerk and the disadvantage of not having one. In the first place it was a great advantage to get that division, but that ad- vantage would be very greatly marred if they had to get a Clerk living fourteen or fifteen miles distant. He had no disrespect for any- one living outside the area, but the disad- vantage would be very great, and that was the only point with him. He suggested that a copy of the petition should be sent to each magistrate living within the new division, and to nobody else. Mr Richards seconded, remarking that he thought that that was the right way to go about it. As Mr Llewhelin had pointed out, if they did not petition the magistrates in- dividually the Clerk of the Peace would hardly see them before the day of meeting came, and would, very possibly, not be able to explain the petition to them. Mr Rees said they were laying great strain upon Welsh. They wanted a man from the town, who kept his office there: it did not matter to the Council who he might be. It was not Welsh, but a man who could hold the office, that they wanted. He did not j' want to move an amendment: they had Messrs Tombs, Vaughan, Evans, Williams, and Johns in the town-five fit gentlemen- and it did not matter which of them was appointed, but he dared say that the man who could not speak Welsh best was the fittest to take the post. They wanted a good man for Fishguard, and the recommendation that the Council should send should be to select a man from the town. He could not understand the strain that had been put upon Welsh. It was a rellection upon some in the town who might perhaps compete for the petition. Mr Llewhelin said he was certain that he, for one desired to cast no rellection upon anyone. He had no particular one in view, but they could not lose sight of that particu- lar fact that it was an advantage in Welsh- speaking districts to have a Welsh clerk ap- pointed. Mr 0 D Jones stated that, in spite of what Mr Rees had said, he thought that the main point should be that the man appointed should have a knowledge of Welsh. He did not care whether he were a man in tne town or not; whether he had an office in the town or not. Mr Jones asked for common cour- tesy to be extended to him, adding that when he was an older member he would be able to meet Mr Rees on his own ground. He closed by asserting that he was there to defend the appointment of Welsh-speaking districts. The motion was unanimously agreed to and the Chairman and Vice-chairman with Messrs Llewhelin, Richards, and the Clerk were appointed to draft a petition.
Small Holdings in Pembrokeshire At a meeting of the small holdings com- mittee of the Pembrokeshire County Council at Haverfordwest Mr Hugh Saunders brought forward a proposal, which was unanimously adopted, dividing the county into five dis- tricts for the purposes of the Small Holdings Act, and appointing to each district the aldermen and councillors resident therein. The district are :—-Haverfordwest Union (two), Pembroke, Narberth, and St Dog- maels (Cardigan) one each.
DINAS CROSS Sessions.—A meeting of magistrates to consider the arrangements for the creation of a new petty sessional division to embrace Dinas will be held in the Fishguard Town Hall tomorrow (Thursday) morning. Alleged Theft.—At the Town Hall Fish- guard, before Mr T G Bennett, on Thursday afternoon, Hugh Power, of no fixed abode, was charged with having stolen a coat be- longing to Thomas Harries and valued at 4/6 from the stables of the Glan Hotel, Dina? Cross, on the previous day,—The Clerk (Mr Walter J Vaughan) intimated that it was only intended to take sufficient to justify a remand. Constable Jones stated that, in consequence of information received, he went in pursuit of the prisioner and arrested him in the vicinity of the Glan Hotel. He found him to be in possession of stolen property and charged him with the offence, to which he replied Yes, I was drunk when I took the top coat. The coat had since been" iden- tified by the owner.—Supt Rees Brinn form- ally applied for a remand. Prisoner (in reply to the magistrate said he was unable to offer bail. He was remanded in custody to Kemes Petty Sessions, which will be held at Newport on the 18th inst. Wedding.—A wedding in which the families of the contracting parties are well-known in Pembrokeshire was solemnized on Wednesday last at Blaenllyn Baptist Chapel. The officiat- ing minister was the Rev Mr Johns (pastor). The bridegroom was Mr John James Harries, son of Capt Wm Harries, Mossel Bay, South Africa. The bride was Miss Maria Lizzie Harries, daughter of Capt James Harries, Castle Terrace, Dinas Cross, and sister to Mr Dewi Harries, J.P., Glan Hotel. The bride was attir- ed in white silk and was given away by her uncle, Capt. T James, J.P., C.C., Glanteg. Mr Tom Jenkins, Treddiog, was best man, and the Misses Annie Llewellyn, Maildy, and Nellie Greenish Jenkins, Treddiog, nieces of the bride were the bridesmaids, othere present were Mrs C James, Glaiite, Mr Dewi Harries, J.P.; Mr John Harries Mrs Llewellyn, Maildy Mrs W R Thomas, Llanwnwr; Mrs Jenkins, Treddiog. After the ceremony a reception was given at Treddiog. Mr and Mrs Harries left for London by the Isish Express from Fishguard Harbour. In the evening a dinner was given at Castle Terrace, and amongst those present were Capt. D Harries, J.P., Soar Hill; Capt. Ezer Owen, Llanrhian Capt T Howell (commander of the Dominion Liner "Norseman"); Mrs and Miss Howell, Roseneath Mrs and Miss Perkins and Miss Harries, Bay View Mrs Mendus, Myr- twydd, and others.
PRIODAS John James Harris a Maria Lizzie Harris, Dinas Cross. Mi geisiaf blethu can a'i llond O'r dymuniadau goreu, I ddau sydd wedi uno'n lion I fyw yn un liyd angau. b Mae dau o hyd yn well nag un,— Credasant hwythau hyny, A phrydferth yw gwel'd dau'n gytun Mewn cariad yn priodi. b. John James sydd heddyw'n fwy o ddyn Ar ol priodi'n drefnus, A threulia oes yn nghwmni hoff Maria Lizzie Harris. A Capten James wrth roi y fun I ofal John am fywyd, Ddymuna einioes bur i'r ddau 0 gyrhaedd saethau adfyd. Boed iddynt hwy i dreulio oes Dan wenau heulwen hawddfyd, Na foed i unrhyw awel groes I ddifa tlysni bywyd. Gwahenir hwy yn ami iawn Gan ddyledswyddau beunydd, Nis gall y mor wahanu serch Dwy galon at eu gilydd. Eu bywyd unol fyddo'n glir Heb gwmwl yn tywyllu, Ar lwybrau serch am flwyddi hir Boed heddwch yn teyrnasu. DEWI O'R GLAN.
ALFRED REES, The Stores, Puncheston Has in Stock a Choice Selection of the Newest Goods for Summer Wear A Variety of Black and Coloured Dress Materials to select from. The Dressmaking is managed by a highly ex- perienced hand and would surely give satis- faction. We have also the Newest Novelties in Millin- ery of every description. We are having a Grand Stock of Fancy Goods arriving weekly to suit all. A thoroughly New Stock af Drapery in all its branches can be got at THE STORES, PUN. CHESTON, and at the most reasonable terms. Boys and Gent's Ready-made Clothing is also having our best attention. Hats, Caps, Tie &c., always in stock of the newest styles. A large stock of useful Earthenware, Paints, Oils, l'aper Hangings, to suit all, always in stock. He begs to invite comparison of quality and price, and if satisfied, as he feels sure any one would be, he begs to ask for their valued orders which would at all times have his best and prompt attention. DONKEY for Sale a capital worker, I fast and reliable; to be sold a bar- gain.—Apply, Echo Offices, Fishguard. WANTED, at once, a respectable young Girl 'V from 16 to 17, able to assist in housework' —Apply, Mrs Davies, London Stores, Fishguard'
NEWPORT, PEM. Ourselves.— The Echo was the only North Pembrokeshire newspaper to give a detailed report of the Llwyngwair wedding festivities, in which respect it followed the example which it had set in connection with the two last Courts Leete and with the last Mayoral Banquet. Last week's sale at Newport was a record one. Petty Sessions.—The monthly petty sessions for the Kemes Division will be held in the Court House on the afternoon of the 18th inst. Wedding.—On the 15th ult., at Newcasfie- emlyn, Miss Elizabeth Thomas, daughter of Mr and Mrs Thomas, Penlonrhadis, and Mr Daniel Davies, 4 Court street, Tonypandy, were married. The bride (given away by her uncle, Mr D Jones, Tyhen), was accompanied by her sister, Miss Annie Thomas. The best man was Mr Rees Davies, brother of the bridegroom. The bride and bridesmaid wore dresses of white serge flannel trimmed with silk and ribbon, and white silk crinoline hats trimmed with chiffon and two white ostrich feathers. They carried bouquets of flowers, the gift of a relative. Lunch having been partaken of at the Salutation Hotel, the re- mainder of the day was spent at Cardigan. A long list of presents include many valuable and useful ones received from a large circle of friends. Court Leet.—A Court Leet for the Barony I of Kemaes was held at the College Court House, Velindre, on Monday of last week, Mr J J Griffiths, Nevern, being the foreman of the jury, which consisted of 17 homagers. There was one application for a presentment of a piece of common land in the parish of Meline, but after hearing the evidence of the applicant the jury came to an unanimous decision to refuse the application. Darlith.—" Tri mis ar fwrdd Brenhin ydyw testun darlith penigamp sydd gan y Parch. D J Evans, a bwriada ei thraddodi yn nghapel Bethlehem nos Llungwyn, Mai 3iain. Mae Mr Evans yn boblogaidd trwy Gymru fel pregethwr o'r radd flaenaf, ac y mae yn ddiameu y bydd ei ddarlith 4f1 dangos yr un medr a'r gallu ac sydd mor nodweddiadol yn ei bregethau. Cymerir y gadair gan Faer y dref (Cadben Jones) yr elxv tuag at yrachos yn Bethlehem. Parish Council.—The annual audit of the accounts of this authority will take place in the Guild Hall, Cardigan, at 3.30 p.m., on Thursday, the 20th inst., for seven clear days previous to which the books may be inspec- ted, during office hours, at the residence of the Clerk to the Council (Mr Thos. Jenkins), at Parrog. St. Mary's Church.—The sidesmen on the rota for duty at this place of worship during the present month are Messrs Wm. James and Wm. Jenkins.—On Saturday there was pre- sented to the church by Mr Thomas Jenkins, of Lloyd's Bank, and hung in the vestry, an excellent lifelike portrait of Mr John Thomas, who, for some 45 years, ably filled the office of sexon, being absent from Sunday duty only twice during the whole of that period. The portrait, which is the work of Mr Wm. Lewis, was executed about two years ago for sale at the first bazaar held in aid of the organ fund, at which it was purchased by the donor. Accident.—Deep sympathy is on all hands extended to Alderman John Hughes, of Pendre, who on Saturday afternoon met with a most distressing accident. It appears that a cow, whilst endeavouring to jump a gate, became entangled in some spikes upon its summit, and that Mr Hughes, in endeavour- ing to release it, sustained injuries both to his hand and to his back. At first grave appre- hensions were entertained, but it now happily transpires that his condition is not so serious as was originally surmised. Licensing Change.—The Queen's Hotel, 6 Parrog, has been purchased by Mr R P 0 Lewis, of Fishguard, and let to a new tenant hailing from the local hotel at Rosebush. Bands of Hope.—On Monday and Wed- nesday of last week respectively, the Bands of Hope associated with Bethlehem and Ebenezer chapels held their, final gatherings for the winter session, that of the Tabernacle having taken place a few days earlier. In each instance an excellent repast was provi- ded and done ample justice to by the juveniles who subsequently submitted an admirably diversified programme for the delectation of a crowded gathering of their seniors, Agriculture.—Farming has continued very backward until the last few days, but is now progressing steadily. Allotment gardening is also very considerably behind the season of the year, this being attributable to the un- favourable climatic conditions which have hitherto prevailed, coupled with the scarcity of labour. Fair.—The annual barley fair took place at Cardigan on Saturday, which was also the occasion of a very successful entire horse show, the dual event attracting a fairly large number of visitors from this locality. Cuckoo.—This harbinger of spring was both heard and seen locally-it now tran- spires—as far back as yesterday (Tuesday) fortnight. The Season."—Although still very early in the year, casual visitors are commencing to take up brief residence at the Parrog. Personal.—Mr J C Isaac, of Ivy Cottage, left on Wednesday of last week for Barry in order to join his old vessel, the Inchborfa," which is commanded by Capt Nicholas, also tormerly a resident of the feudal Borough.— Masters Willie Hogan, and TomRichards are expected to arrive home this week from their maiden voyage.—Capt Marsden and Messrs Charlie Tucker and George Marsden, all of the s.s. Therlwall" reached home a week ago. Taxes.—The commissioners of Land Tax for the Kernes Division will sit at Eglwyswrw at 12.30 p.m. on the 8th prox. The Llwyngwair Wedding.—The following Parrog names were unadvertently ommitted from the list of decorators contained in out last issue relating to the marriage of Miss Bowen of Llwyngwair :—Mr Ellis, Capt D Mathias, Mr D Thomas, Mr J Morris, Mrs Harries, Mr W Rees, Mrs Richards, and Capt S Mathias.—The picturesquely-situated vil- lage of Velindre also, it should be stated, rose to the occasion, and was not one whit behind its compeers in the excellence of the decorative display with which it signalised the auspicious event, those whose premises were decorated being, College Cottage (Mr D Griffiths), flags; Post Office, (Mr J Edwards) flag; Mr J Phillips, smith, flag, Mr J Lloyd, (Salutation), flag; and Mr George McKey, (Coedcadw), flag. Piscatorial.—On Friday, Mr H R Felix, whilst weilding the rod, succeeded in landing a magnificent trout which turned the scale at a pound and a half. Obituary.—We regret to have to record the demise, which took place at Ivy Cottage Nevern, on Wednesday of last week, of Mrs. John Richards, whose husband has for many years held the post of coachman at Llwyn- gwair. The deceased, who was 65 years of age, and had suffered a trying illness of sev- eral months' duration, leaves a family of grown-up children to mourn tneir loss. ine funeral took place on Sunday in Nevern churchyard, the Vicar (Rev. J. O. Evans) officiating both at the house and in the sacred edifice, as well as at the graveside, the melancholy function being attended by a large and sympathetic gathering of the gen- eral public. The chief mourners were :—Mr John Richards, widower Miss Nellie Rich- ards, daughter; Miss Eunice Richards, grand- daughter Mr James Richards, son; Miss Gwladys Richards, grand-daughter; Mr Owen Richards, son Mr John Richards, son Mr and Mrs David Richards, son and daugh- ter-in-law; Mr Willianj Week, son-in-law; Mr J H Jones, son-in-law; Mr E Thomas, brother Miss Mary Thomas, sister; Mrs and Mr J Rees, sister and brother-in-law; Mrs Anne Thomas, sister-in-law; Mr John Phil- lips, Gwaunydd, brother-in-law Mr and Mrs Thomas, niece and nephew; Messrs Gwilym, David, and Willie Thomas, nephews; Mr and Mrs Richards, Fishguard, brother-in- law and sister-in-law; Mr James Richards, Fishguard, nephew; and Mr and Mrs Rees Thomas, Fishguard, nephew and niece. A number of beautiful floral tributes were placed upon the coffin, including the follow- ing:—Cross, "With great sympathy," from Mrs Bowen, Llyngwair; and wreath, "In loving memory of our dear mother," from the Misses Nellie and Eunice Richards. In the evening a memorial sermon was preached by the Rev. T M James, Rector of Meline.— We have also regretfully to chronicle the death, which took place on Sunday morning, of Miss Plaisance Feetham, an elderly mem- ber of a well-known county family, who had for upwards of a dozen years resided in New- port with her sister, Mrs Rayner,ifrom whom she had received every care and attention. The interment will take place on Saturday in the family vault at Pontvane.
GOODWICK May Day.—The annual festival in con- nection with the Henner School is elsewhere reported. Ancient History.—Some interesting partic- ulars of the state of Goodwick in the year 1831 will be found in another column. Sessions.—The Densland petty sessions willi be held at the Mathry National Schools on Friday afternoon, Personal.—The current issue of the "'Great Western Railway -Magazine reprints a con- siderable portion of our obituary notice of the late Mr W T Gray, of whom it publishes an excellent photo. It also contains a cap- ital portrait and brief biographical sketch of the career of Mr C Bowen, who succeeded Mr Gray as Supt of the Harbour Station and Quay. G.W.R.—Mr R T Leighton, ground signal- man at Haverfordwest, has been transferred to Goodwick station as signalman and Mr D J John, late porter of Newcastle Emlyn, as parcels porter. Permanent Way.—Despite the compara- tively brief space of time which has elapsed since the opening of the new-cross channel route, the weight of the innumerable passen- ger, goods, coal and cattle trains which have passed over the metals must have been ex- ceedingly heavy, and the wear and tear upon the permanent way proportionately great, it is, therefore,-without surprise that we observe that the G.W.R. is, with its accustomed re- gard to efficiency, already overhauling the track between Goodwick and the Harbour Stations, a gang of plate-layers being active- ly engaged upon the work. Onicial Shrubbery.The shrubbery which Hanks the lower approach to the bridge by which théTarrog road crosses the railway, Z, I I and which serves so greatly to enhance the appearance of the Goodwick Station yard, has this week been thorougmy overhauled and clipped, with decidedly beneficial resul's. It would be a marked improvement if the G.W.R. Company could see its way to sub- stitute railings for the paling fence which protects the upper approach to the bridge, inasmuch as, under present circumstances, the shrubbery on this side of the metals is com- pletely hidden irom the public view, and might just as well be non-existent. Chocolate and Cream.—The old familiar hues of the G.W.R. rolling stock are rapidly disappearing from the locality and it was, I consequently, with some surprise that on Monday we observed a corridor coach which, at a short distance gave every appearance of having just emerged from the painters' shop boldly sporting panels of cream. It may be, however, that it had merely uudergone an ex- ceptiorially efficient spring clean, though one could have hoped that it had indicated a change 111 the policy of the Company in this direction, the aid hues being far more effective than the new. Shipping.—The Black Cock," a Liverpool steam tug put into the Harbour on Saturday afternoon and remained over the week end. I Explosives.—Yet another cargo of Irish ex- I cl plosives reached the port on Monday morning aboard the s.s. "Anglesea," the consignment consisting of four tons for Llantrissant and a cylinder containing eleven tons for Cumber- land. Station Staff.—Mr D J Elias, who during the past fortnight had acted as Deputy Supt. of the Harbour Station and Quay, departed on Sunday morning for Swansea, Mr N P Mansfield"returning from a well-merited vaca- tion by Monday afternoon s Boat Express, and resuming the duties of the office the same night. Manx Excursion.—Further particulars are now available regarding the Whitsuntide trip to the Isle of Man. The return third class fare from the Harbour will be 10s 6d, and the boat will leave at 1.45 a.m. on Bank Holiday, returning from Douglas at 3.15 p.m. In view of the exceptional turn of speed possessed by the St. Andrew "—which will be the vessel employed-those who avail themselves of the facilities should be able to spend a fairly lengthy period in the realm whose administra- tion is the envy of our Hibernian brethren. Fares.—Second class fares were on Satur- day abolished upon all trains running into and out of Goodwick and the Harbour Stations. Time Table.—Commencing on Saturday last the 7.55 a.m. train from the Harbour Station departs five minutes earlier than here- tofore. Traffic. Cross-channel traffic of eveiy description continues to improve steadily, the figures for April showing a marked increase over those for the corresponding period of last year. During that month tonnage was aug- mented by two hundred tons, passengers by six hundred, and cattle by two hundred truck loads. The motor-car traffic has increased considerably during the past three months. It is not, perhaps, generally known that chaffeurs can purchase petrol at the Harbour Station, the charge being is 6d. per gallon, this figure being an increase of threepence upon that which obtained last week, prior to the Introduction of the Budget into Parlia- ment. My Lady Nicotine.—A lady passenger who arrived by the R.M.S. Ambrose on Monday morning, and proceeded by the special train to London, was shown by an inspector into a first-class non-smoking compartment, it being the custom-worthy of emulation by other companies-to reserve first-class "smokers" for members of the male sex. Imagine the astonishment of the,inspector (who was- not, presumably, acquainted with South American ways) to discover, shortly before the departure of the train, that the compartment was filled with smoke and that the lady was regaling herself with an excellent cigarette! Ocean Ouay.—Operations in connection with the erection of the superstructure upon the new Ocean Quay had not commenced on Monday, but we understand that they are not likely to be delayed beyond a few days. -0- BOOTH BOAT. With the advent of better weather Booth Liners may be expected to call at the rate of about two a month. The latest arrival is the Ambrose (Capt Jones), of 4,600 tons registered burden, which put in an appearance early on Monday morning. She left Cherbourg at 10.23 a.m. on Sunday, was signalled (by Lloyds) off the Lizard at 7.30 p.m. the same day, and off Strumble Head (by direct tele- phone) at 5.5 a.m. the following morning. She passed Strumble at 5.20, was sighted off the breakwater at 5.55, and cast anchor in the harbour exactly ten minutes later. The tender Sir Francis Drake," left the Quay at 5.50, reached the liner at 6.15, cast off again at O.24 with 27 passengers and their baggage aboard, and returned to the quay at 6.30. Customs Officers Leith (Goodwick) and Cornish (Milford) commenced their examina- tion at 6.34, completing it at 6.48, and the special (drawn by the Hyacinth ") steamed out, en route for Cardiff and Paddington, at 6.60, driver William Williams, guard Levi Wheeler (Swansea), and Collector Thomas (Fishguard Harbour) being in charge. The arrangements, which were characterised by the customary expedition, and passed off without a hitch, were in the hands of Mr John Rees (Divisional Superintendent, Swan- sea), Mr C Irvine Davidson (Steamboat Superintendent, Fishguard Harbour), Mr Charles Bowen (Station and Quay Superin- tendent, Fishguard Harbour), and Capt Sharpe (Marine Superintendent and Harbour Master, Fishguard).- The" Augustine"- whose first visit to the new port it will be-is expected to arrive on the 23rd inst.
J. FRANCIS (OF MERTflYR TYDFIL) Begs to announce that he has taken over the Gfoccpy & Fapiiitapej and Coal Business Of the late Mr. OUTHBERT THOMAS at the Supply Stores, Fishguard, And at the same time respectfully solicits a continuance of the Patronage which has been extended to his late esteemed predecessor. The Business will be conducted on similar lines to those adopted by the late Mr. Thomas, and customers may rely upon having prompt personal at- tention given to all orders*
ECHOES. Dr Chavasse, Bishop of Liverpool, held a quiet day for the clergy at St David's Cathe- dral. The service in the cathedral in the evening was well attended, several Noncon- formists being also present. The Rev Alban Alban, M.A., of Plasnewydd St Dogmell's Pembrokeshire, rector since 1880 of Bridell, Cardiganshire, formerly curate of St Dogmells, and afterwards of Llangoed- mor, Cardiganshire, who died 26th January last, left estate of the gross value of Ci,678 12s gd, of which the net persanalty has been sworn at £ 1,630. Probate of his will dated 21st December last has been granted to his brother-in-law, Mr John Davies, surgeon of Aberayron, and his nephew, the Rev David Alban, The Croft, The Avenue, Carmarthen, and power is reserved to grant probate also to his brother Thomas Alban. The testator left £ 20 to his brother Thomas Alban, his gold watch and chain and 50 volumes of his books as he may select to his nephew the Rev David Alban, his silver watch and chain to his nephew Edgar Davies, his household and personal effects, live and dead stock and consumable stores to his wife Mrs Alice Alban absolutely, and the residue of his property to his wife for life, with remaider equally bet- ween his brothers and sisters—Thomas Alban Margaret Lewis, Mary Lloyd, Anne Davies, Elizabeth Davies, and Evan Alban-or their issue. -L- A young Pembrokeshire Welshman—the Rev A J Grieve, M.A,, B.D.has just been appointed professor of New Testament and Church History at Yorkshire United College, Bradford, in succession to Professor Currie Martin. Mr Grieve is an old student of the University College of Wales, Abervswyth, and Mansfield College, Oxford. At Oxford he I took his degree with first-class honours in theology. The principal of the college is I another Welshman, the Rev E Griffith Jones, B.A., author of Ascent Through Christ." The Rev D Ackrill Jones, for 11 years vicar of Prendergast, Haverfordwest, has been ap- pointed vicar of Sketty, near Swansea, in succession to the Rev C Lillington. The new vicar is the son of the Rev S Rowland Jones, vicar of Glyntaf, Pontypridd, was educated at Merton College, Oxford, and from 1890 to 1892 was curate at Canton, Cardiff, from 1892 to 1094 curate at St. Mark's, Newport (.M-on), from 1895 to 1898 at St. Phillips, Kensington, and in 1898 he was appointed to the living of Prendergast. It was stated at the Carmarthen Town Council that when the national Eisteddfod last visited the town the financial loss was so great that it cost the vicar of the parish [1,000 because theguarrantors would not pay up. The Vicar was too much of a gentle- man" to seek redress in the law courts and settle the accounts. One of the eisteddfodic chairs was presented to him in recognition of his generosity, and the chair occupied an honQiWred place in the vicarage for years. There were no prisoners for trial at the Quarter Sessions for the borough of Carmar- on Monday, and the clerk of the peace an- nounced he had informed the jurors that their attendance would not be required, this intimation being in pursuance of the statute passed last year. The Recorder (Mr E Mil- ner Jones) said it was a most admirable statute. He congratulated the borough of Carmarthen on its immunity from crime. At a meeting of Cardigan Town Council, held on Monday, the Mayor presiding, eleven applications were received for the post of assistant overseer and borough collector. Mr Owen Thomas Lewis, Brecon-terrace, Cardi- gan was appointed. We have received a copy of the Welsh Conservative and Unionist," which is a lo- calised edition of another publication with a corresponding title, and is published from the Journal office at Carmarthen. It is a smart, up-to-date periodical and should appeal to men of all parties, containing as it does much to interest the Conservative, and, at the same time affording the Liberal to see himself as others see him.
A Cornish Centenarian. Mr James Carne, verger of the church of St. Columbia, and parish clerk of St. Columb Minor, Cornwall, celebrated his 103rd birth- day on Monday. Although of such great age, Mr Carne still carries on his duties, attending the church services regularly. He cannot see to read, but he can repeat the Psalms and many portions of the Bible and Prayer-book from memory. He rises daily between 8 o'clock and 8.30, and retires between nine and ten, taking a glass of grog before going to bed, but he abhors tobacco. Mr Carne well remembers seeing the smug- glers riding inland with a keg of spirits slung on each side of a horse, and he becomes very animated when he tells of the incidents as- sociated with the battle of Waterloo, and how we bet old Bony." Three generations of the Carne family have held the same office for 169 years. Mr Carne's grandfather, John Carne, who died in 1801, aged 80 years, served 60 years as verger, and was followed by his son, John, who died at the age of 84, after a service in the church of 54 years, retiring in 1843 in favour of the present verger, who until nine years ago, never missed a service, the death of his wife causing then a break in his record. Mr Carne was a delicate youth, and, being considered unfit for the rough work of a mason, the occupation of his father and grandfather, he was apprenticed to a tailor, but afterwards became a postman, and for 31 years walked his round of ten miles daily. The aged verger claims to be a descendant of the Cornish kings. His lineage has been traced by Sir Paul Molesworth to a famous Cornish prince of the fifteenth century.
WEATHER AND THE CROPS. (From Monday's Mark Lane Express.") May has come in with one of its habitual cold snaps, and we cannot expect the very exceptional record of April to be paralleled by a commensurate advance in May temper- ature. The total rainfall for the first four months of the year should be about 8 inches 2 as a good all-England average. The actual fall of 6'33 inches is therefore below the mean and, the soil being a little starved of moist- ure, we must not expect either grass or corn to grow quite so fast as usual. The probab- ility of a late harvest both for hay and grain is considerable.
MAENCLOCHOG.' Personal.—We learn that a presentation is to be made to Mr Daniel Evans, the respected station-master at Maenclochog, and well- known as conductor of the Maenclochog United Choir, who has carried off honours nine times out of a dozen attempts. The members have adopted the right course by showing some recognition of his valuable services. We have not the slightest doubt that all will gladly support the movement, and contribute freely, so that the testimonial may be worthy both of the choir and of its conductor. We understand that it is the desire of the choir that all of Mr Evans' friends in the district should show their re- spect for him, as he has rendered valuable assistance in many other ways, especially during the recent eisteddfod at Horeb. The following officers have been appointed :— Secretary, Miss Phillips, Swan, Maenclochog; treasurer, Mr W M Evans, Primrose Cottage, Maenclochog. Collecting books are in the hands of different ladies in the vicinity. We understand that it is the intention of the pro- moters to hold a miscellaneous concert in conjunction with the presentation, to which admission will be free. If one and all put their shoulders to the wheel and work with earnest, the movement is assured of success.
LLANYCHARE. Glandwr.—The Rev. Thomas Gamon, of Fishguard, will be the preacher at Glandwr Chapel on Sunday evening next, the service to commence at 6 o'clock.
MATHRY. Sessions.—The monthly Petty Sessions for the Dewsland Division will be held in the National Schools on Friday afternoon.
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR We wish it to be clearly understood that we do not in any way hold ourselves responsible for the opinions expressed in correspond- ence appearing under the above heading.— ED.
Wholesale Poultry Stealing. To the Editor of the County Echo." Sir,—From Tregwynt, Maildy and Jordans- ton—all in adjoining parishes—come reports of the wholesale stealing of poultry at nights. A clean sweep was made at Maildy—all were taken, from the young pullets to the sitting hens and old rooster. Whether the thefts were made by local residents, by the itinerant population, or some chimpanzee escaped from a travelling menagerie, the local police know not in fact, they seem to be groping in Egyptian darkness. When we consider the energy and foresight displayed by the police in the trapping of owners of straying asses, pigs, nameless carts, and such offences, one is surprised that the perpetrators of these larcenies have escaped so long. Of course, the apprehension of the depredators of the poultry-yard would require a little more acu- men, a little more courage, but cannot the local men in blue stump up even a colour- able imitation of a Sherlock Holmes amongst the lot?—Yours, &c. I VINCIT VERITAS.
Domestic Economy. New Subject for Elementary Scholars. A criticism that is frequently passed upon the system of education in vogue at the present day is that the instruction given is not sufficient practical. In introducing woodwork, cookery, laundry, and house- wifery as subjects of instruction something has been done to repel the change. Hitherto however, these classes have in most counties been confined to pupils of the Intermediate schools. The Pembrokeshire Education Authority have now decided to give the older girls in the elementary schools the bene- fits of instruction in cookery and laundry work. The classes will be held at the var- ious Intermediate Schools in the county. It was for this express purpose that the new buildings lately erected in connection with these schools were put up. The elementary girls in the surrounding areas will come in to these centres and be taught under the best conditions in specially constructed class- rooms. To carry out the well-studied and well-matured scheme adopted by the Edu- cation Authority, additional teachers besides the two now employed will be required. As a start, and in order that the girls who will be leaving school before the summer holidays may obtain a grounding in subjects which will be of such immense importance to them in after-life,when they are the heads of house- holds, the County Education Committee, at their last meeting, appointed a new teacher, who has already begun her duties. The new teacher, Miss Margaret Ann Thomas, of Great Vaynor, Clynderwen, was educated at Narberth County School, and holds a first- class teacher's diploma in laundry work and a second class teacher's diploma in cookery, but in three out of five sub-divisions in the latter subject she passed first class. In add- ition, she holds certificates in chemistry, ad- vanced hygiene, and domestic economy. She underwent 2} years' training at the Cardiff Training School of Cookery, during which time- she had excellent experience in the actual teaching of cookery and laundry work in the elementary schools, as well as in the techni- cal classes held in connection with the college During last summer she fulfilled a temporary engagement as cookery instructress under the Z, Carnarvonshire Education Authority, perfor- ming the duties to the entire satisfaction of the Committee. She is described as a good disciplinarian and can converse with equal facility in English and Welsh. Four candi- dates applied for the post, and two were se- lected to appear before the Committee at Haverfordwest. It was at once seen that Miss Thomas's experience and qualifications gave her a great advantage over the other selected candidate, and she received a great bulk of the votes, being afterwards unanimously ap- pointed. The salary is £ 80 per annum, in- creasing by £ 5 yearly, until the maximum of £100 is reached. Narberth Weekly News."
MOYLGROVE. Rehearsal.—On Sunday a rehearsal prepa- ratory to the singing festival of the Congre- gational Churches of Cardigan and district was held at Bethel Congregational Chapel in- the afternoon and evening. A great number from Capel Mair, Cardigan Capel Degwel, St. Dogmell's; Tyrhos, Vachendre, and Ffynonbedr were present. The programme of tunes was gone through, including the 1' Hallelujah Chorus," under the able conduc- tokship of Mr W Thomas, Cardigan. The singing throughout was of a fine order, and augurs well for the Gymanfa Ganu. Ample provision was made at the Council School for all. A Long-felt Want.—The Postmaster Gen- eral has granted an application from the in- habitants of this place for the institution of a telephone-office, which has now been established under the Moylgrove S.O., and will be opened to-day (Wednesday).
County Council. Important Road Improvements. The annual meeting of the Pembrokeshire County Council was held at Haverfordwest yesterday (Tuesday). Dr George Griffiths was unanimously re-elected chairman and Mr G P Brewer vice-chairman. On the consideration of the report of the Public Works Committee Mr S B Sketch referred to the necessity of a police station. Colonel Ivor Phillips said that the matter was blocked by the Local Govern- ment Board. The St Dogmell's Rural District Council applied for a grant for the erection of a bridge at Temple Gate. Colonel Ivor Phillips thought the bridge should be erected, because it was disgraceful that children shoulave to wade through water on the way to school, The matter wasreterred to the Public Works Committee to report. Road Improvements. The Publio Works Committee reported that the question of improvement of the Beach road at Neyland has been considered, and it was resolved that a strong recommendation be made to the War Office to give substantial support, such support to be supplimented by the County Council. Kev W Powell said that the work at Hazelbeach was estimated to cost 2900. This road was at present impassable, except in broad daylight. Neyland Urban Council had already spent 9400on the road, and they asked the County Council to contri- bute Y.300--one-third of the total cost. The County Council decided to contribute £300, and the Chairman (Sir Charles Philipps) and Col. Ivor Philipps were appointed a deputation to wait on the officials at the War Office with a view of securing a grant. The Main Roads Committee reported that applications for additional main roads had been received from the Haverfordwest and Pembroke Rural Councils, and it was decided to postpone further consideration until the next meeting of the committee. It was resolved to pay J6375 to the Haverfordwest Urban Council for the repair of main roads in their district. The new scheme for additional main roads, under which subsidies to Rural District Councils were to cease on the 31st March, 1908, not having been finally adopted by the Council till November last, it was resolved that the subsidies to rural districts be continued .for the year ending March 31st last. Steepest Roads in the County. Colonel Philipps drew attention to the addi- tional grant of Y.600,000 for the main roads. This money would go to a central authority, and he proposed a resolution that the Main Roads Committee be requested to draw up a scheme and to communicate with local motor- ist organisations as to road improvements. He thought that Pembrokeshire had the sharpest corners, the narrowest banks, and the steepest roads of any in the country. The resolution was carried. New Rates. The Finance Committee recommended a county rate of 8d in the JE, an elementary education rate of lid, a ljd rate for higher education, and 3d in the £ for Welsh inter- mediate education. Mr G P Brewer said that the county rate was Id less than last year and I-ld less than two years ago. He said the estimates had been cut to the lowest point. The report was adopted.
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Emigration Notes. CANADA. The only persons, for whom there is an active demand in Canada now, are farmers with a little mpney, farm labourers and female servants. This is the best time of the year for them to go to Canada. In other occupations conditions are more favourable than they were this time last year, and emi- grants who are skilled men in the building trades, or-, miners, or labourers aedktomed to railway construction would have very fair prospects but they are .not advised to emi- grate unless they go to assured employment immediately on arrival, or go at the advice of friends, or land with enough money in their pockets to live on till they obtain work. Every emigant, male or female, eighteen years of age or over, who arrives in Canada, must have in his or her possession the sum of 25 dollars ( £ 5 4s.)—in addition to the ticket to his or her destination unless satisfactory evidence is furnished that the emigrant is going to some definite employment or to relatives or friends already settled in Canada who would take care of such emigrant. All emigrants sent out to Canada by British charitable societies or by public funds, must obtain certificates from the Canadian Emi- gration Authorities, Charing Cross, London, S.W., that they are suitable settlers for Canada. Special attention is drawn to the fact that whenever an immigrant has within two years of his or her landing in Canada become a public charge, or an inmate of a penitentiary, gaol, prison, or hospital or other charitable institution, he or she may, under existing Canadian Law, be deported, to- gether with all those dependent on him or her after investigation of the facts. A Bill now before the Canadian Parliament extends this period to three years. AUSTRALIA." The following States offer reduced passages to certain classes of emigrants who will work upon the land :-New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, and Western Australia. In New South Wales there is a good demand for female servants, and a fair demand in many country districts for farm and general labours but in some districts there have been a good many out of work. In Sydney itself men in the building trades-except stone masons, who have been busy-have been slack in the iron trades only black- smiths and pattern makers have been busy, and the clothing, boot, printing and furniture trades have been generally slack. The local supply of mechanics is, with few exceptions, sufficient. The serious strike at the Broken Hill Silver Mines has thrown large numbers of men out of work. In many parts of Victoria, Queensland, and Western Australia there is a good demand for farm and general labourers and female servants but the supply of mechanics and miners is as a rule quite sufficient. Many of the emigrants, who go out as farm labourers, take up land for themselves after being two or three years in the country. NEW ZEALAND. Approved farmers, agricultural labourers, shepherds, milkers, and female servants are eligible for reduced passages to New Zealand Application must be made to the High Commissioner for New Zealand, 13, Victoria- street, London, S.W. The last reports show that agricultural operations were busy else- where that the meat-freezing trade was busy in several places that the cycle, coach- building, printing, wood-working, building, engineering, leather, and clothing trades, and unskilled labourers, were fairly busy or quiet. The local supply of mechanics and general labourers is mostly sufficient, and in one or two places exceeds the demand. Emigrants going now would not arrive in the busiest season of the year, so should have some money on landing.
THE DOAN INVESTIGATION. EVIDENCE FROM TENBY. Our investigations into the cures of kidney and bladder troubles by Doan's bachache kidney pills reported in the Fishguard press some years ago, are continued to-day, and it is gratifying to find that the same hearty spirit continues to prevail. Those who told of their cures years ago stand by them to- day. t have never had a sign of my old kidney complaint since Doan's backache kidney pills cured me, nearly four years ago, says Mr T Smith, Cresswell-street, Tenby. I have enjoyed splendid health all the tinie. Here are the details of Mr Smith's cure, which he gave us in the following statement. I am glad to say that I have derived great benefit from the use of .Doan's backache ,kid- ney pills. For months Lsuffered a great dead from kidney disease, which caused me to have severe pains in my loins. When I stooped, the pains caught me just like knife- thrusts. The kidney secretions were un- natural. Hearing of Doan's backache kidney pills, my wife got me some to try, and soon I became better than I had been for years. I have lost the pains in my back, and my kidneys are acting naturally. Doan's pills have done me so much good that I take pleasure in recommending them. (Signed) Thomas Smith." Doan's pills are two shillings and nine- pence per box, or six boxes for thirteen shilling. and ninepence. Of all chemists and stores or post free direct from the Voster- McClellan Co., 8, Wells-street, Oxford-street, London, W. Be sure you get the same kind of pills as Mr Smith had.
A Hero of the Sea. Mr Percy P Williams (brother of Alderman Watts Williams, J.P.), St. David's, who. is chief officer of the Dominion Liner Turco- man, has received from the French Govern- ment a silver medal and diploma for his bravery in assisting in rescuing the crew of thirty-five men of the French schooner Boarn et Bretange in the North Atlantic Ocean on March 27th last. A strong gale was raging, with a heavy sea, and when the captain called for a volunteer crew Mr Williams volunteered to take charge of the lifeboat. The rescue was attended with great difficulty and dan- ger, the lifeboat making four trips before the whole of the shipwrecked crew were trans- ferred.
GWALIA. Fairest land to me on earth Is the land that gave me birth, Fairest of the flow'rs that be Hem-kissed by the lapping sea. Land of mountains, dells and vales, Gem of beauty, daring Wales, Land of song from myriad rills, Echoed from the deep-set hills, Land of freedom, land of love, Smiled upon from skies above Land that holy men have trod, Land of music, land of God, Land of meadow, field and glen, Land of brave and honest men, Land of those who foes withstood, Land of sweetest womanhood. Land of men that till the sod, Land of Christians blessed by God. Land of shingle, sea and shore, Land that breathes the evermore. Land that never caused a shame, Land that claims Llewellyn's fame, Nor blushed to own a Welshman's name. Land that fought for freedom's right, Bled for Warwick in the fight; Fought and bled till Saxon blood Formed the river's scarlet flood. Land of reason, land of light, (Here and there a hypocrite). Welshmen's blood is still the same Fight we still for honour fame; Fight we still for Gwalia's name, For her language, Cymru sydd, Cymru fu, a Chymru fydd," From a programme of the Cambrian Society of Chicago.
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