POETRY. A FARMER IX SEARCH OF A WIFE. My head's in a muddle, My heart's full of trouble, And little the wonder, as soon you may see. I want a wife badly, And marry I'd gladly, But that's where my heart and my head disagree. My heart says, When you love Be sure that it's true love Before you dare venture to ask for her baud. Then my head whispers, Charmers Are useless to farmers, Take a lass of good stock and a fistful of land. Oh, Sheela is artful, She carries a heartful Of Cupid's devices hid under her shawl- A smile to allure you, A glance to assure you, Then a toss of her head that makes light of them all. My Impudent Kitty, So smiling and witty, So busy and bright when there's company uear She'd banquet a neighbour, But think it a labour To work for the poor man that loved her so dear. Bad luck to the fairy That saddled pnor Mary With a face and a fortune so contrariwise Though her features ,)-c twisted, Could thebe resisted, Sure her cows and young pigs would bring tears to your eyes. But the lass that will love me -By all that's above mo — I'll take her and wed her for love's own sweet sake If she's fair all the better, I'm thankful to get her, Rich, poor, plain or handsome, I'm willing to take —Spectator. H. M. JOHXSTON".
Pembrokeshire SchooSs. I- HEADSTRONG AND STUPID." LLANGWM MANAGERS CRITICISED. TENBY MANAGERS' PROTEST. A meetiug of the Pembrokeshire fcilucaiiuu Committee was held at the Shire Hail, Haverfordwest, on Fiiday. when the members present were Messrs B. Sketch, J. Howard Griffiths, J. Whieher, NV. Lawrence, E. H. James, Dr. Williams (Dnm), Archdeacon Hilbers, NN-. (j. Pareeli, W. T. Davies, W. U. Llewellin, J. Harries, Rev. W. Powell, and Miss Ada E. Thomas. ELECTION OF CHAIUMAX. The first business was the appointment of Chairman, and on the motion of Mr J. Harries, seconded by Mr W. Lawrence, Mr S. B. Sketch was re-appoiu ed. In taking the chair, Mr Sketch expressed the hope that his health would be better them it had been of late so that he might be spared the pain and annoyance of being absent. Mr J. Howard Griffiths was re-appointed vice-chair- man. The Chairman mentioned that lie had received messages regretting absence from Mr W. P. Morgan, Mr Walter Williams, and Dr. Griffith. 0 OVERCROWDING AT MILFORD N.P. SCHOOL. The Board of Education wrote drawing attention to the excess of average attendance over accommodation at Milford Haven Schocl. The Board stated that the average attendance in the mixed department was 177 while the recognised accommodaMou was for 121, and iu view of the fact that they had called attention to this matter since 1907, the Authority were asked for an explanation for this breach of the code for the third year in succession. On this matter the buildings sab-committee reported that the Head Teacher of the School had enquired as to the use of the Institute for some of the classes, aud it was resolved by them that the matter stand over until the sub-committee had an opportunity of visitiug Milford. The Chairman explained that this matter was gone into at the last meeting of the Education Committee, and it was decided to send a copy of the Board's letter to the Local Managers with éL request for a reply within a month. No reply, however, had been received. The Director said the request from the Head Teacher was intended as a temporary expedient in order to relieve the overcrowding during the summer months. The Institute would accommodate :;() or 11) children, but that would not meet the requirements of the B-idrd of Education. Archdeacon Hilbers asked if the Authority wore not taking all the steps necessary to increase the accommo- dation at Milford. It appeared that the whole of Milford was suffering from want of accommodation. The Chairman said the Authority had reason for ex- pecting that the Non-Provided School Managers at Milford intended enlarging their school premises. With regard to the Provided Schools steps had been taken to provide the increased accommodation and the local schoolmaster had received notice to qnit, so that the ground on which his house stood, as well as the garden, would bo available for the erection of new school buildings. The Nou-Provided School Managers had not replied to the communication, as requested. Archdeacon Hilbers quite agreed that the Non-Pro- Provided School Managers shnuid be hurried to give the Authority a definite reply, but he thought that the Com- mittee's reply to the Board of Education should be that they were usin g their best efforts to provide the increased accommodation. Mr J. Whicher The Board of Education say our attention was drawn to the matter in I \)D7, and they will want something more definite than our best intentions." Rev. W. Powell thought the Authority ought to apply all reasonable pressure on their friends at Milford to ex- tend the accommodation. Mr Liwreuce thought the Milford X.P. Managers were treating the matter with contempt. The Managers knaw the seriousness of the case, yet they had not troubled to reply. It was decided to send a reply to the Board of Edu- cation in the terms suggested by Archdeacon Hilbers. SUPPLEMENTARY TEACHERS. A tie Anglesey Education Committee asked the Authority to support a resolution protesting against the demands of circular 709, "as they would very materially increase the cost of education to the already over- burdened ratepayers unless more financial aid can be extended from the Imperial Exchequer." The Chairman remarked that this circular did not affect Pembrokeshire very much as the school were very well staffed. Archdeacon Hilbers pointed out that a deputation had waited on Mr Runciman on the subject, and he had declined to do anything. He agreed that it would be a good thing if they could have more help from the Imperial Exchequer. Mr Whieher thought the Committee ought to support Mr Runcimau's circular. As they agreed with the circular the Authority would b3 stultifyiug themselves if they adopted this resolution. The Ch:tij-niir, Only we should like more money. Rev. W. Powell moved that the Committee do not support the Anglesey resolution. Ho believed Mr Runciman's intention was to raise .the standard of teaching, and it was full time to get rid of the supplementary teacher. Mr J. Harries moved that the Committee support it. To abolish supplementary teachers would be to increase the rates enormously in this county. These teachers were paid about£liJ less than the other teachers, and if they were abolished there would be from GO to 11)1) teachers Gu 5 of work in the couuty. They had had one supplementary teacher at Hayscastle for a period of ten years. The Director pointed out that Mr Harries was under a misapprehension. The circular referred to merely lessened the staff vallie of supplementary teachers, but the small schools in Pembrokeshire were staffed in such a way that it would affect the county very little. The Vice-Chairman supported Mr J. Harries, and said he failed to see that supporting the Anglesey resolution would do any harm. It was pointed out that a resolution on the same subject from the Monmouthshire Education Conimitttee would meet the wishes of the Vice- Ciiairtnan and Mr J. Harries. This resolution, while approving of the circular, protested against any increase ot charge on the local rates, and called upon the Government to provide for beavier expenditure by an increased grant. They also urged that the time allowed for the repayment of loans be extended to at least 00 years, and that the declared opinions of the Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer on this subject should receive immediate attention. This resolution was adopted on the motion of Mr J. Harries, seconded by Mr W. Lawrence. LODGINGS FOR CHILDREN. The Breconshire Education Committee invited the Authority to pass a resolution supporting a Billl empowering Education Authorities to pay for the lodging of children who live far from school during the winter months. It was mentioned that an allowance made by the Breconshire Authority would not be sanctioned by the Board of Education in future, and the Authority were reminded that the Scotch Education Act of last year empowered the Education Authority to pay for the lodgings of such children. Mr J. Harries moved that the letter lie on the table, as there were plenty of facilities in Pembrokeshire. This was seconded by Mr W. T. Davies. Mr E. H. f-jlncs said he could not quite agree to that course, as there was a gentleman present that day who had a similar request to make. In North Pembrokeshire there was a case of a family not living within three miles of a school, who were consequently not being eiucated. Rev. E. D. Evans, the gentleman referred to by Mr ,Tames, appeared with a petition from the inhabitants of Crymmych asking for the establishment of an infant school in that locality. The petition was signed by every inhabitant within a mile and a half of the villige. Mr Evans pointed out that there were So young children within 11 miles of ( rymmych, and he said that while the Committee rightly studied economy, they had tirst of ail to study the interests of the children. The Chairman suggested that the petition be referred to the buildings committee for report. Rev. E. D. Evaus That is an easy way of getting out of a thing. The Chairman replied that the committee must conduct the business in their own way, and to refer the matter to a committee was the best way to get correct information. Xo action was taken with regard to the Breconshire resolution. WELSH NATIONAL PAGEANT. The Lord Mayor of Cardm sent a statement showing how school children may see the Welsh National Pageant in Cardiff, and asked that all facilities be granted necessary to the carrying out of the project. Mr W. T. Davies did not think that tha county should he mulcted iu the expense of sending children to see the pageant. The I);rechr expbi!wt! tJ¡;¡ t that wad not suggested. The authority Were only asked to ;;rant facilities fur those children to go who desired. The matter was referred to tho stalling committee. NEW SCHOOL FOR GOODWICK. A deputation consisting of Mr James, Caerlem, and Mr J. O. Bowen, Goodwick, waited upon the Committee with a view of inducing them to erect a school to accom- modate ooO children instead of for i2o0as advertised The deputation pointed out that the Local Managers and the Llanwnda Council were unanimous in recommending a school for 3o0 childran, and they were surprised when thew saw how the authorities proposed to provide accom- modation for only :2,50. The Chairman referred to the existing school at Henner, i and said the buildings committee looked at the matter from a county p>'int of view. Mr James said the intention was to convert a portion cf the Henner school into a master's residence. After accomodation was provided for 3-30 children at Goodwick there would still be 71 children living in the rural puts available for Henner. They did not propose tint any children from Goodwick proper should attend Henner school. Mr. iY. T. Davies thought it rnreasouable to expect children from Goodwick to go in boisterous weather to Henuer school. The deputution had made out a very strong case for the bigger school. Mr J. Harries agreed, and pointed out that on this subject the inhabitants of the districts wore unanimous. Rev. Poweil also supported. I r triat the pregeiit Mr J. C. Bowen informed Mr Whieher that the present ratabl- va be of the parish was Mr E. H. James And it is increasing dr-ily. The Architect replying to a mf"(!)hrr, 3<1iù that one acre of land had been acquired, and Mr J. C. Bowen urged that the provision of a new school should be proceeded with at once. On the motion of E. H. James, seconded by Mr J. Harries, it was resolved that a school to accommodate children be advertised, and the Architect was instructed to prepare plans. LAND AT £ 590 AN ACRE. The Chairman called atteidiou t?) g paragraph in the buiDi?scoruM?'-te" report, recon:m<-a d i:??h.t an ti:il :¿;t1 acP"})f ;t-l,1' tl:; Htik'n Couucii Schcoi. 'J'Le owner, it Was stated, wa-, i prepared to sell the land at the same rate as was paid for the former plot, the owner being also prepared to con- tribute a sum not exceeding £ o'> f°r removing the boundary wail. The Chairman suggested that this matter be allowed to stand over, as uo explanation was given why this laud should be acquired, :ud the Com- mittee were entitled to the fullest possible explanation. They could not close their eyes to the fact that the owner was the chairman of the buildings sub-committee. It seemed to him that the paragraph was a very barren thing. Mr J. Harries explained that the chairman of the buildings committee intended to cell the land adjoining I the school for building plots, and if the Authority did not take advantage of this offer it might be disposed of. The new school was intended tu accommodate :250 children. Mr Whieher asked if the half all acre of land acquired would not be sufficient to enable them b enlarge the school a little if necessary. The Architect: Not to aeommodate 3-30. Mr Whieher But a school for 2od is iu excess of the provision ?-? quired at present ? The Architect replied in the affirmative. ?Ii J. Ua, cuenTioli^'a t' Ijr. <j.t.?l<.???ni<.cl: TUd.(lU the generous offer cf removing the boundary wall, and the Director explained that the Committee were thinking of contingencies by reason of the development of Hakiti. Mr Harries informed the Rev. W. Powell that £:2U.í was paid to Dr. Griffith for huif-an-acre of land at Hakin, and thet the owner was prepared to sell to the Committee nt tÎli: SJ œ" price now. The matter was referred back to the buildings com- mittee for a fuller report. I "HEADSTRONG AND STUPID MANAGERS." j Are I i,, e,o n called attention to another paragraph i? the buildings committee report decliuing to pay £ 10 for !1USIWJ g purposes. The Archdeacon thought it only fair that the Managers should be re-paid this expense. Mr J. Harries slid the sub-committee had bad a lot of trouble wri) the Llangwm managers, who were a very headstrong and stupid iot of people. (Laughter). The sub-comuiittee asked for one thing, and the Managers did another. This expense was incurred without the committee's approval, and although the committee were prepared to pay fur flushing, the Managers were so lusolent and stupid that the sub-committee did not feel disposed to recommend payment of Rev. W. Powell said they had better divide the head- strcngness between the sub-commiittee and the Managers. (Laughter). He proposed that the money be paid. The paragraph was referred back to the committee for further consideration. MEDICAL INSPECTION UNSATISFACTORY. The attendance committee reported having considered a letter from the Board of Education dealing with the question of medical inspection iu the county, and the committee instructed the Director to enquire of other counties as to their method of carrying on the work of medical inspection. Mr W. T. D ivies, the chairman of the sub-committee, said tho committeo were not at all satisfied with the wav in which some of the doctors were carrying out their duty of medical inspection. lie added that some of the doctors were doing their worK very well, and it was hoped to have a scheme prepared for the next meeting of the Authority. GARDENING AND SCHOOL ATTENDANCE. 1 he percentage of average attendance for April was >■'> 7. It was reported that 47 schools and departments had secured the special half-holiday for good attendance. The reason given by some of the attendance officers for low attendance wa3 that the children were employed at home to help setting the gardens. It was resolved to inform tha officers that they should not accept this as a sufficient excuse for keeping the children home. CASE OF DISCIPLINE AT XARBERTH. Attention was called to the case of two bovs at Nar- berth whom the parent wished to transfer from the X.P. School to the C,)uncil Scho,. The attendance committee resolved to write to the parent akin him to send back the boys to tho X.P. School until the end of the year when he might apply for transfers, acd that if he refused he be prosecuted. Mr Whieher asked if the Authority could prevent a parent sending his child to any school iu which there was sufficient room. The Director said the view of the Board of Education was that the managers of a district may refuse migration to scholars without satisfactory reasons for such migration. If the parent was not satisfied he could appeal to the Board of Education. This was said to be a case of discipline, and several members spoke in favour of maintaining tho discipline of the schools. SATISFACTORY REPORTS. Referring to the staffing committee's report Archdeacon Hilbers said the committee had received a large number of reports from the Inspector, which were of a very satis- I factory nature. TEXUY MANAGERS RESIGN. By way of protest against the action of the Authority, the Managers of the Tenby, Lamphey, and Orielton Council Schools resigned in a'body. These are Mr C. F. Egerton Allen, W. S. Wynnc, Mr W. Gibbs, Rev. Godfrey Wolfe, Rev. D. H. Lloyd, Mr J. Thomas, and Mr John Morris. The Chairman said the Managers were a little annoyed over the action of the Com nittee in disallowing a pay- ment of 10s <)J which the management had spent oil a bag for the clerk to carry his papers. The Committee took the view that the clerks of groups were very well p tid, and that if they wanted bagi they must provide them themselves. It was this same clerk, he believed, who applied for payment of hit; railway fara. Continuing the Chairman said he was sorry this had happened, because this school management was composed of very excellent men. But the committee could not forget that they had about no schools, and that the clerk to each group would he entitled to a bag if they allowed it in the case of the Teuby clerk. It was a pity that the Managers should take umbrage at this. Jaev. Powell asked it it was a tact that the Managers resigned because this bag was not allowed. The Chairman It seems to me there is a good deal of bag" about it. Rev. W. Powell Th<m it hardly seems worth while to ask them to re-consider it. The Committee, however, thought otherwise, and it was decided t. as'?? the M?na?';i? to re-consider thir decision.
Milford Haven Sessions. I AN INVALID CYCLIST. MOTORIST WITHOUT A LICENSE. The Milford Haven Session were held on Wednesday before Col. \V. Ii. Roberts (in the chair), Mr J. L1.j Davies. Mr G. H. D. Birt, Mr J. B. Gaskell and Dr. T. P. B. Davies. PROFANE LANGUAGE. Albert Divies, of Castle Terrace, was summoned for Invmg used profane i??u?c-. P.C. Williams proved the CJP, and said that after I bclOg' requested to discontinue his conduct he went away quietly. I here was a previous conviction and defendant was fined 2s lid and costs. DRUNKENNESS. Henry John, labourer, Old Dockyard, was summoned for having been drunk in Hamilton Terrace on May /). P.C. Bowen gave evidence, and it was mentioned that defendant, who did not appear, had not gone to sea. He was tined os and costs. Yrellerick iuishman, fisherman, employed on the steam drifter Doy Hector," was fined 2s lid for having been drunk in N-ictoria Road on May lo. P.C. jklanser proved the case, mentioning that in company with P.C. Davies they saw defendant safely on board his vessel. There was no previous convictions against the defendant, and I'.S. Evans informed tho court that Rushman had called on him on Monday night, said he was goiug to sea, alici left 5s with him to pay the fine. The Chairman You can return him the other half- crown Stephen Mathias, Hazelbeach, was summoned for hav- ing been drunk and disorderly on May 3rd, P.C. Griffiths said that defendant was using very bad language in Great North Road, and accosted several people in the street. He was very drunk, hut went away on being requested. There being a previous conviction, defendant was now fined -3s and costs. XO MOTOR LICENSE. t Martin Fielding, fisherman, Castle Terrace, appeared and admitted a charge of driving a motor bicycle without having a license. P.C. Manser said detendaiK was riding a motor bicycle in Hamilton Terrace, and on being asked to produce his licenso he failed to do so, remarking that he was not aware that a licenso was requires. j Defendant said the motor bicycle was not his, but he had since obtained a license. It was mentioned that a license must be taken out both for the machine and for the rider. Fiued Is without costs. SCHOOL CASES. John Bevan, hairdresser, Robert Street, was fiued :20, G.1 and costs for failing to send his child to school regularly. Thomas Knight, fisherman, Pill, was summoned in respect of two children. The mother appeared and told the court that she sent her girls to school as often as she could, but her husband had been ill for a long time and she was obliged to go out and earn the living. The bench adjourned the case for two months. A S(_N,,S -NE(,T,ECT. Wilkam Griffiths, labourer, Rhosciuarkut, was sum- '■ mouod by Mr Joseph John, relieving officer, at the iustauee of tho Haverfordwest Guardians, for neglecting to maintain his mother now chargeable to the Haverford- west Union. Defendant said he could not possibly make any offer, as he did not have regular employment, and when at work he earned :;3 bel per day. He had one daughter at home, and she was an invalid. Mr J. LI. Davies Can she ride a bicycle r Defendant: Well she can get on a bicycle. Mr Davies Was she riding a bicycle all Sunday ? Defendant replied that she was not. Th3 bench made an order lor defendant to contribute Is per week.
Two ftlisiakes Havepfcrdwest Hakes, M-i'v Have) ford west men and women who are caronio suifcrers from piles are making two mistakes: Firstly, they do not look upon their ailment as anything serious secondly, they have come to beliove they can never be cured. But- piles mop se; ions, because if neglected they become torturing, and a surgical operation may become necessary to prevent fistula. And piles can be cured, completely and perma- nently, by Doan's ointment. There is plentv of home proof of that, for local cases like the following are continually being reported to us I was ciuvd. of piles by Doan's ointment nc.arb/ (ilil, and I have scarcely felt anything of the distressing ailment. since," says Mr Joseph J. Mead, 31. Briton Ferry-road, l'\ca'h, j ran highly recommend the ointment to others troubled in the same way." Here is what Mr Mead told us just after his cure. Doan's ointment has done me a lot of good in the case of piles, from which I had sufiercd for six years, and wt, never free from pain. The piles used to bleed very much, and I could hardly get about. I tried ail kinds of treatment, but I got worse instead of better. J lost a Iot of time from work, and 1 was laid up when I heard of Doan's ointment. I got some of this, and in a few days it had done me so much good that I able to go back to my work. I persevered with the ointment, and I became free from the painful trouble. (S n c d J. J. Mead." Doan's Ointment, is two shillings and niuepence per pot, or six pots for thirteen shillings and nine- pence. Of all chemists and stores, or post free direct from the Foster-McClellrnl Co., 8, Wells- street, Oxfmd-st rut London, W. Be sure you get the same kind of ointment as Mr Mead had.
Milford and the Train ServiccE EEPLY FROM THE RAILWAY COMPANY. NO I I P j 0 V E MEN T POSSIBLE Dr T. P. ii. D Lvies presided at a meeting of the Milford Haven Council on Friday evening, wh?n the other members preseat were :—Mr C. T. Biethvii (vice-chair- I man), Col. W. II. Roberts, Messrs J. Reea. George Cole, 1 W. Hire, G S. Keiway, J. Whieher, J. LI, Davies, D. G. Jones, and T. G. Hancock. REPLY FROM THE RAILWAY COMPANY. The Clerk read the following letter from the Railway Couapf-Dy DEAR SIE,— la fulfilment of the promise made in a former communication, I have now to advise you that the I representations contained in th3 Memorial of the Milford Haven Urban District Council, in association with merchants, tradesmen, and inhabItants of the district, j relative to the train service to and from Milford Haveu were fully considered in connection with recent revisions of the time-table, and an opportunity was taken at a recent meeting of the Board to biing the whole subject fuiiy before the Directors. It is understood that the principal item in the Memorial has reference to the I I.:)o am. train from Paddiugton which it is suggested should be started 10 minutes earlier, or accelerated, in order tlut it might be timed to arrive at Johnston at such an hour as would admit of a cou- nection being given with Milford Haven without the detention of some 32 minutes which now takes place. The inconvenience which such a detention must necessarily entail upon passengers is quite fully recognised by the Company, and it would have afforded thPlll satis- faction and pleasure if it had been found practicable to re-arrange the timing of the train in question in such a manner as to avoid it, but as will be at once understood the traia is an important one serving as it does the prin- cipal places on the main line in South Wales with con- nections at a number of stations. To start the train earlier would, even if it were practicable from a working point of view, necessarily entail the retiming of the various trains making connections, and, without wishing in any way to underrate the inconvenience now experienced by reason or the detention at Johnston, there would appear to he no doubt at ail that the amount of incon- venience which would result at other points and in other directions by tiie alteration which is suggested by the Memorial would be far greater than any at present entiiled upon the Milford Haven passengers. The deten- tion they suffer is of course due to the necessity for mak- ing a connection with an up train, and to the exigencies of single line working, and it is regretted that the most that can ba said is that the matter shall be kept very prominently before the Ofiicers of the Company with a view to advantage being taken in connection with future revisions of the time-table of any opportunity that may present itself of lessening the margin in question. As regards the desire expressed that a train may be put on from Haverfordwest to Neyland at about 1.0 p.m., it may be pointed out tInt such a service has been provided in the summer months by the 12.20 p.m. train from Whitland. Moreover, euquiry has been made with the view of seeing whether the extent to which this train is actually patronised when it does run is of such a character as to jiistify compliance with the desire expressed, but it is regretted that the numbers ordinarily using the train during the summer months is so small as not to cover the working expenses, and it is quite impossible for the Com- pany to contemplate the continuance of the running of the train throughout the year, seeing that the demand for the train during the busiest season is so limited. With regard to the remaining requests of the Memorial to the dIed that the service provided on three nights a week in connection with the 9.40 p.m. traiu from Ncj land to Clynderwen and the 10,4.3 p.m. train from Clynderwen to Neyland should be afforded nightly, and that the branch train should return from Johnston to Milford Haven after the arrival of the up train and run up again to Johnston to meet the 10. lo p.m. train from Clynderwen, I luve to say that the use which is made of these two trains on the nights upon which they do run is not by any means encouraging, and does not tend to support the representations of the Memorial as to the existence of any substantial demand or requirement for this increased service. Reference is also made in the Memorial to the waiting room accommodation at Johnston, but it is felt that the present structure is such as to meet all reasonable requirements. the C;)M k)al,nv a, '? to so It is tho ùeire of the Company at all :imes to so arrange the train service as to meet, to the fullest extent possible the convenience and accommodation of the travelling public, but it is hoped that it will he under- stood by the Milford Haven Urban District Council and the other representative bodies and individuals who have supported the memorial now under reply that the traiu service must be arranged with due regard to ordinary commercial considerations, aud that while the Company do not hesitata to grant improved facilities where there is a reasonable probability of such use being mode of them as to justify their provision, and they can, therefore, be given on the basis of ordinary business principles, they are unable, with every desire to go as far as they can in the direction of meeting the public wishes and repre- sentative requests, to enlarge train service facilities in directions in which the facilities already afforded are oniy taken advantage of to a limited extent. While it is noted in the memorial that the hope is expressed that the petition will not be refused on the ground of the limited number of passengers already using existing services it has to be pointed out that as a. Railway Company is primarily a business undertaking the extent of the traffic requiring to be accommodated must always be the principal factor in determining the character and extent of train service facilities. Yours faithfully. JA:lŒS C. IXOLIS. The Chairman said that letter was a proof of incapacity at headquarters, considering the amount ot money which the Railway Company had sunk, were sinking, and would still sink at Fishguard. Col. Roberts moved that the letter be referred to the sub-committee appointed to deal with this question and that the committee have power to act. This was accepted, and Mr Kelway said that as the Railway Company considered that Milford people might be put to any inconvenience, he suggested that the committee should consider the possibility of running a motor service between Haverfordwest, Milford, and Neyland, with a view to dispensing with the local passenger service of the G. W.R. The Chairman intimated that that matter would be considered. ENLARGING THE BOUNDARIES. Dr Griffith wired from Cardiff asking that his motion in favour of entargu? the boundaries of the urban district should be postponed until the next meeting. The ?9 and water works committee reported that they had elected Mr C. T. Blethyn as their chairman for the ensuing year. Tho committee reported having received the following tenders for the plastering of the inside of exhauster house James Thomas, 11C, 10s S. A. Scott, 12s Phelps it Owenp, £ 11 3s F. B. Thomas, tll 10s; Lloyd & Co., £ S. Recommended that Messrs Lloyd & Co.'s tender be accepted. It was reported that the committee had given their consent to the Cannon Iron Foundries, Ltd., holding a gas cooking stove exhibition during the month of June. Mr J. Hem. asked to what extent, if any, bad tho water fallen at the catch reservoir since they last met. Mr Calderwood (gas managor) About five or six inches. ABSENT MINTED WORKMAN. I I INCONVENIENCE AT HAKIN. I Mr Kelway enquired why the water at Hakin was cut off from noon on the previous Saturday until the Sunday afternoon. In consequence of the water being thus cut or without notice the inhabitants of Hakin sutferp-d great inconvenience and were under the necessity of carrying j water from every avail-able well. The Chairman said the reason was that one of the council's workmen went to do certain repairs at a house, and although he was instructed by Mr Calderwood to onlv reduce the pressure the water was entirely cut off and the workman went away and forgot all about it. On the Sunday Mr John Rees met him on the Victoria Bridge and told him that the water was off at Hakin. He at once went and saw Mr Calderwood who rushed off from his dinner and attended to the matter. Mr Kelway thought steps ought to be taken to prevent such a thing as that occurring, For water to be cut off for so many hours without the Council's officials findin" it out was too much. The Chairman: Undoubtedly. But several Hakin councillors passed the manager's house on the way to church, aud they should have mentioned the matter to him. Mr J. Reea objected to this reference to the Hakiu councillors," and declared that the Hakin councillors were of tho opinion that something was being done that necessitated the water being cut off. "When he met the Chairman he impressed on him the impoitance of seeing Mr Calderwood. Mr Whicher asked i i the committee had taken into consideration the provision of another holder at the gas works, as the present holder was barely adequate. He also referred to the question of extra filtering at the water works, and said that these two questions had been before the council at recent meetings, and it was very desirable that they should be considered at an early date inasmuch as the present was a very convenient time to do the work. Mr Blethyn replied that the question of the gas holder would be attended to at the next meeting, but the filter bed matter had not been brought forward for con- sideration. Mr Keiway again referred to the cutting off of the water at Hakin, and pointed out that the council had passed a resolution instructing tho gas and water manager never to have the water cut off without notice having previously been given to the pubiie. Mr Calderwood replied that his instructions were that the water was not to be cut off to execute these repairs. But instead of reducing the pressure it was cut (Iff altogether which the workman had no right to do. He never gave instructions for the water to be cut off without notice being given. The matter then dropped, and the gas aud water com- mittee's report was adopted. SANITARY MATTERS. The sanitary committee reported that they had elected Mr Thomas G. Hancock as their chairman for the ensuing yiar. Recommended that a new dust biu for Hakin be purchased, and that the sanitary arrangements shown on the following plans, be approved House proposed to be built by Messrs Phelps & Owens in Wellington Road, alterations to Milford Police Station, alterations to house number ,1;), St. Anne's Road. The report W:¡f' edopied. RECREATION GROUND NEEDED. The Highways, Lightiug and Public linprovements Committee reported that they bad elected Col. Roberts as their Chairman for the ensuing year. Recommended that tenders be invited for the third section of the Hamilton Terrace Improvement, being the completion of that work. Mr Hancock enquiied if anything had been done to provide a recreation ground for Milford, as the matter was the talk of the town. Col. Roberts Nothing definite has been done. Mr Hire s,lid the ouly answer to be given were the replies which had b-ou received from the owners of pro- perty. AH the owners approached had said that they had no land aniiable, fwd what the couucii could do further he did not know. If the Council thought something cou!d be done they could instruct the committee accordingly. Mr Cole Possibly the replies from the landowners will be different now that this budget has been introduced. (Laughtei). If anything could be done he certainly thought that the highway committee should take the matter up, because at the present time there was not an inch of ground on which the children could play, with the result that they resorted to the streets. This was a question which should he taken up at once. Col Roberts It shall be attended to at our next meet- ing. Mr Hire: I should like to ask Mr Cole what can be done if the landowners will not let us have land ? It is a to be iu. According to the Tele- giaph" of three weeks or a month ago the Estate Company have let a portion of land, but in reply to our communication they said they had no land to let. Mr Hancock They might, have made the offer to us. Mr Kelway Mr Cole has been on the highways com- mittee during the last 12 months and he never suggested a way cut of the difficulty. The report was adopted. HEALTHY MILFORD. LOW DEATH RATE. GROWING BIRTH RATE. Dr. W. S. Griffith, medical officer of health, read his report for the past year. He said tl- at the death rate was 12-3 per thousand of the population as compared with 10-7 last year, and 18 8 in 1890. Last year's was the lowest during the last ten years. The births numbered 235, equal to a birth rate of 3(; per thousand. In 1898 the births registered were 159, and last year 209, so that the figures this year showed an enormous increase. No death W:1S caused by small pox, measles, or scarlet fever, but 30 deaths were of children under one year of age. Dr. Griffith added that 23 houses had been built during the past year, four new streets having been opened out for building purposes. The Chairman remarked that the report reflected great credit on the M.O.H. and ou the Inspector. He alluded to the fact that 363 notices bad been served during the year, which meant about double that number of calls, The death rate at Milford, he concluded, compared very favourably with that of any town of its size in England; or Wales. A CONFERENCE. The Council were invited to send representatives to a now Welsh urban district council association at Llan- drindod Wells on Whit Monday. Col. Roberts failed to see what was to be gained from the formation of these associations. Every District Council should stand on its own, and conduct its own business in its own way. No action was taken in the matter.
Dungleddy Sessions. THEFT FROM A WIDOW'S HOUSE. [ I TWO MONTHS HARD LABOUK. The Dungleddy sessions were heH at Clarbeaton Road on Friday before Mr R. P. L. Penn (in the chair), Mr R. Lloyd (Pentypark), and Mr Victor Higgon. DRUNK AND DISORDERLY. William Williams, Farthings Hook, was summoned for being drunk and disorderly on the 20th of April. P.C Morris proved the case, and defendant was lined 5s and costs. FURIOUS RIDING. John Yaughan, Ffynoabedw, was charged with furiously riding a horse on the highway on the 11th inst. P.C. Lewis told the court that he saw the defendant riding his horse between Spittal Cross and Corner Piece, at a rate of about 10 miles an hour. Witness requested him to stop, and he replied Don't be nasty Defendant, who admitted the offence, said that several cyclists were racing after him and that he galloped off in order that they might net frighten the horEe. The case was disi-,aisscd. WITHOUT A LICENCE. For keeping a dog without a licence, Thomas Roach, Hook, Rudbaxton was fined 7s Gd and costs. STRAYS. For allowing a horse to stray on the highway, Elijah Evans, travelling gipsy, was fined 2g Gd and costs. For allowing two horses to stray, Wester Boswell, another gipsy was fined 03 and costs. For a simiiar offence James Price, gipsy, was fined Gs 6d including costs. For allowing one heifer and one steer to stray on the 3rd inst., Benjamin Gibby, the Mill, Maenclochog, was fined Gel and costs each anitnal. For allowing a donkey to stray Edward Griffiths, Crundale, was fined 5s Gd, costs included. FISHING IN PRIVATE WATERS. | Andrew Peikius, Lttestou ws summoned by Mrs Victor Higgon, for Mnng in pnvate waters, on last Good Friday. Mr R T. P. Williams, Haverfordwest, appeared for the prosecutrix.. Watts Owen, mason, Ford, said that on Good Friday he was working in his garden overlooking a stream, when he saw the defendant fishing. Witness went down to the stream aud commenced talking with the defendant, but no mention was made that defendant was fishing in private waters. During the time defendant was fishing there witness saw him catch one fish. Mr Higgon said defendant had on previous years received permission to fish from his lands, but the request was refused this year. Defendant, who pteaded that he was fishing in this stream in absolute ignorance, said that he had had per- mission from Col. Edwardes to fish from the field ad joining Mrs Higgon's property and he naturally thought this field also belonged to Col. Edwardes. The bench imposed a fine of 5s including costs. David Lewis, Letterston, was summoned for a like offence, but be having previously sent an apology to Mrs Higgon, the case was withdrawn. SCHOOL CASE. William Sturgess, postman, Llysyfran. was summoned at a previous sessions for neglecting to send his child Annie to school, and the case was adjourned for the Doctor to attend. Dr. Price, of Narberth, now appeared and told the court that he saw defendant's child about the end of February. She had an internal squint in one eye and as she was not in a fit state to attend school, witness advised the parents to see about having glasses. Witness added that if the child had glasses, she would be able to attend school. Mr Marshall George, who appeared on behalf of the Education Authority, said the defect was one which could be remedied, and he maintained that since defen- dant had not had the child's eyes seen to before, an offence had been committed. The case was adjourned for three months in order that the girl's eyes might be attended to. MAINTENANCE ARREARS. Benjamin Jenkins,. Clarbeston Road, was summoned at the previous sessions for disobeying a maintenance I order, tha arrears under which amounted to 1;14 9s. It was now stated that defendant had paid a portion of the arrears, and the case was again adjourned. HOUSEBREAKING ON THE FISHGAURD I ROAD. Daniel Walsh, a tramping labourer, was charged with feloniously breaking into the house of Emma Bevans, of Ivy Cottage, on the Fishguard Road on the 13th inst., and stealing therefrom the sum of Gd. Emma Bevans, told the court that she was a widow living on the Fishguard Road, and that her house was adjoining the highway. On the 13th inst. between fi o'clock and quarter past six III the evening, she went to the well for water. Before leaving she closed the door, and left no one in the house. When she returned the door was open and a man in the house. Witness then asked him what business had he in her house, and he replied that there was nothing to do. Mrs Rees, a neigh- bour, was also in the house when witness returned from the well. Prisoner left and witness searched the house and found that Gd was missing from the shelf. The Chairman You swear that the money was on the shelf when you left ? Witness: Yes, sir. Emma Rees was nest called, and said she lived at Glanafon Cottages, on the opposite side of the road. From something that was told her witness went up to Mrs Bevans's house and saw the prisoner in the inner doorway. He said he wanted some water. P.S. Morgan spoke to having arrested prisoner at a lodging house in Quay Street, Haverfordwest. On being charged with breaking and entering the house of Mrs Bevans, prisoner replied "Come on" and walked forward. On the way to the police station prisoner said he called at the house for water hut the Oid woman wouldn't give it. On being seaiehed he found on the prisoner 10s iii gold, zls in silver, and in copper. The following morning he was identified among several other men by Mrs Bevans. Prisoner pleaded guilty, aud wished the case dealt with summarily. He said that he had walked from Fishguard and wheu near the complainant's doorway he stepped on his boot-lace, which was loose, and fell. Prisoner added that he had had a great deal of drink. Prisoner was sentenced to 2 months' hard labour, the Chairman remarking that people must be protected against such men as the prisoner. The sixpence was returned to Mrs Bevans.
CRICKET. MILFORD HAVEN v. PEMBROKE. This Pembrokeshire League match was played at Milford and furnished the most dramatic finish ever witnessed on the ground. Pembroke have only once been beaten at Milford and this year they look like going strongly. They were short of Lieut. Sharpe and Sergt. Paish, whilst the homesters lacked the services of the destructive Jimmy Morris. The locals had first use of the wicket and runs came quickly until H. Cole was out lbw. Then the two footballers, Walters and Blockwell, formed a grand partnership and carried the score to 52 before the latter was caught. The midget took his score to 32 at which total he was bowled. His innings was most creditable aud in him is the making of a fine batsman. The remainder tailed off poorly and the total should have been much larger. Pembroke started with much con- fidence, the early batsmen forcing the game, but to the captain, C. Worster, the merit of their success is due. He batted brilliantly all through and looked like repeat- ing his last year's performance, when H. Cole beat him. Blockwell coming on for Ben Lloyd played havoc with the rest and bowled magnificently. It is safe to say that if a change had been made sooner Milford would have won this match. As each wicket fell, the excitement became intense. A lucky drive to leg brought the scores exactly level and then Blockwell bowled the last wickot down, the spectators rushing on nearly shook his hand off. Besides bowling aud batting well, he brought a grand catch in the long field. Ben Lloyd also made two fine catches. The bowling honours for Pembroke went to W. Murray 6 for 37, F. Murray 2 for 18, Milford: Block- well 4 for 8, C. Mason 4 for 29, H. Cole 2 for 14. A few matches like this will make cricket exceedingly popular locally. Scores:— MILFORD. E Walters b F Murray 32 H Cole lbw, b W Murray 4 B Blockwell c W Murray b E Hay 18 C Mason b F Murray 8 B L Roche b W Murray 0 J Ritchie run out 3 F Lloyd b W Murray 3 G Cole not out 7 B Lloyd b W Murray 0 T H Powell b W Murray. 0 G A Coleman c F Murray b W Murray 0 Extras. 5 Total. 80 PEMBROKE. F Murray c B Lloyd b C Mason. 7 H Bowen b C Mason. 14 T Williams c H Cole b C Mason. 0 C Worster b II Cole 37 W Murray c Blockwell b C Mason 2 A Simon c Ritchie b B Blockwell 10 E Hay b B Blockwell 0 F Howells b B Blockwell 0 T Warlow b Blockwell 5 F Pilcher c B Lloyd b H Cole 2 H Gou!d not out 0 Extras 3 Total. 80 HAVERFORDWEST v. MR B. L. ROCHE'S XI. j Some interesting cricket was played on the Racecourse on Thursday between the Town and Mr B L Roche's XI. The visitors batted first with Colman and Tossell, but three wickets fell for two runs. Then M E Morgau, of Haverfordwest, came in and batting in good style carried his bat for 35. J Russan was unfortunately run out after a lively ten, and the only other batsman who scored double figures was L H Ellis, of Haverfordwest, who added another IS. The tenth wicket eventually fell for 90 runs. Ewart Davies bowled exceedingly well for the homesters taking 3 wickets for 6 runs. Penn and Harries opened tho homesters' innings. Two wickets fell for 8 runs, and Jones and Scott carried the total to 35 for the third wicket. Runs now came rather slowly, and 8 wickets fell for 70, and finally the tenth wicket fell for 77, the visitors thus winning by 13 runs. The bowling honours went to Morgan, who took 3 wickets for 10 runs, and J Morris, who took 5 for 22. The umpires were Dr F R Greenish and Mr Hammett, of Milford Haven. MR. D. L. ]ROCHE'S Xl- R A Tossell c Scott b Ewart Davies I G A Colman c Penn b Davies I J Morris c J D Jones b Davies 0 M E Morgan not out 35 J Russan run out 10 T Cleaver c Davies b J D Jones 0 T Lloyd b Penn. 8 B L Roche run out 4 B Cattenach b Penn. 3 L H Ellis c Hammond b W Roberts 18 J M Thomas c Parry b W Roberts 1 Extras 9 Total. 90 HAVERFORDWEST. L W Penn, b Roche 0 Rev. T A Harries, c Thomas, b Morris 1 J D Jones, b Morris 20 F A Scott, b Russan 12 W E Roberts, b Morris. G G B Griffith, b Morgan 11 Ewart Davies, c Colman, b Morgan 10 W Roberts, b Morgan. 2 J W Hammond (not out) 3 A H Howard, c Russan, b Morris 2 D F Parry, b Morris. 1 Extras 9 Total 77 ROSEMARKET v. WILLIAMSTON. I Played at Rosemarket on May 22nd. ROSEMARKET. H.ev T A Thomas b D George. 1 J H Venables b D George I T Belton b D George 4 J Morris bE Goodridge (senior) 13 J Russan not out 28 W Rees b J \V e bb I A John c and b J Webb. 0 A B A Cattanach b E Goodridge (senior) o A Bowen b J Webb 0 J Venables b J Webb. 0 J M Thomas c E Goodridge b J Webb i Extras 9 Total. 58 WILLIAMSTON. J Webb b A B Cattanach 5 E Goodridge c Russan b A John 0 D George b A John. 3 W Elkins c Morris b John 17 A E Brown b Cattanach 0 George b A Johii 4 E Goodridge (senior) b Cattanach 5 W John c Russan b Cattanach 2 A J Brown c Russan b Cattanach. 2 TDaviesbJohn 2 L Oxenham not out 2 Extras. 7 Total. 49 Albert John took five wickets for 12 runs.
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