HAVERFORDWEST TOWN COUNCIL. A monthly meeting of this body was held at the Council Chamber, on Friday last, at seven p.m., for the following purposes :— i To receive the report of the Gas Committee. 2. To consider any official or other correspondence. 3. To consider notices of motions given by Coun- cillor Rowlands, as to the irregularity of the public Water Supply. By Councillor W. Williams as to Bethany Quarry. By Councillor Thomas James, as to erecting a portico opposite Mr Levi Harries's Com- mercial Hotel, on the Old Bridge. 4. To appoint an Alderman to preside at the forth. coming Municipal election in the place of the mayor, who will be disqualified-heing a candidate. Present: The Mayor, (Mr W. Farrow) Aldermen Thomas, James Phillips, and Joseph Marychurch; and Councillors W. P. Orraond, James Rowlands, Henry James, W. M. Phillips, Thomas James, Thomas Baker, John James, William Williams, Samuel Thomas, and R. T. P. Williams. GAS COMMITTEE. The Town Clerk read the minutes of the committee meeting held that morning and payment was ordered to be made by the Treasurer of various accounts re- 1 commended to be paid. The Collector of the private lights accounts (Mr W. D. Phillips) was questioned by Alderman Thomas t as j to the outstanding arrears, a list of which he submitted and directious were given to enforce payment and in default to cut off the Gas supply. THE WATER SUPPLY. I Mr James Rowlands, in accordance with his notice, I referred to the irregularity of the water supply from the public mains, for which there was now no cause, since there was a sufficient quantity to serve the pub. lie wants. It was arranged that an early meeting of the water committee should be held for the purpose of adjusting all claims for abatement on account of short-supplies during the summer. I THE BETHANY QUARRY AGAIN.—THE TOWN CLERK RECUSSANT. Mr William Williams in accordance with notice g iven at a previous meeting, re-opened the oft- repeated question as to the tenancy of tho Bethany Quarry. He addressed the meeting at considerab le length and with more than his usual ability. He disclaimed having brought the matter forward from any persons! pique or ill-feeling towards his quondam friend the Town Clerk for whom he entertained tha greatest respect. But he was actuated by a para- mount sense of the duty he owed to his con- stituency who were his fellow ratepayers; He dwelt at considerable length on what he described as the unpardonable reticence of the Town Clerk. We will not attempt to follow Mr Williams through his long and eloquent address, but will content our- selves with giving briefly the facts of the case. It% the year 1860 the ￼ It the year 1860 the Corporation agreed to grant a lease for 31 years, to one William Waters, of a piece of quarry land at Portfiekl, (about two acres) at 92 a year, on condition that he would enclose same and build a cottage to the satisfaction of the Corporation Surveyor. This Waters did, and the Surveyor certified it was satisfactorily done, but no lease was ever granted. Some eight or nine years ago Waters disposed of his agreement to Mr Henry Davies, for 915. Mr Davies being then the occupier ot the adjoining farm of Palmerston, and Waters assigned to Mr Davies by deed his interest therein whatever it might be. Waters died, and Mr Davies by his man, occupied the cottage and was entered in the Corporation rental as tenant, and he paid the rent due to the landlords, aud has continued to do so ever since. The Town Clerk said he had given the Council in his printed report and verbally the fullest in forma- tion upon the matter, and he did not wish to enter upon any further discussion upon it, as it was very irksome to him to be worried meeting after meeting therefore he matter had been placed in the hands of Mr James Price, solicitor, who would no doubt be prepared to answer any questions that the Corpora- tion had a right to have answered. Mr Ormond suggested that the Town Clerk should le vc the room during the discussion; he was desirous to have the matter put right in the interest of Mr Davies as well as the Council. The Town Clerk said he was there in an official capacity and declined to leave his seat. Alderman Thomas also urged ths Town Clerk to withdraw, which he had voluntarily done at the Charity Trustees meetings when a question of increase of Salary was under consideration. The Town Clerk said that was so, but it was a different case altogether. Alderman Thomas said he was prepared to divide the Council on it. The Town Clerk said in deference to the wish of the Council he would withdraw, but such intimation should come through the Chair, and at the same time protested against, tho statements made by Mr Williams. There had been no breach of confidence or cont'act on his part. Mr John James said he could not see the pro- priety of asking the Town Clerk to retire, it was undignified to do so, seeing the reporters remained. Were they also asked to retire ? Would it not be as well for Mr Davies to remain and hear the discussion himself as to read it in the columns of the local papers next week ? The Town Clerk had already proceected to with- draw when the Mayor said Come back Mr Town Clerk and resume your seat," which he did. Mr Williams then resumed his speech and con- cluded his remarks with an enquiry whether the Town Clerk had not lost their confidence. Mr John James said that as one of the Committee who had been appointed to investigate the matter six months ago, he was free to confess that he was ashamed of himself for the part he had taken in reporting on it. He had lately had an opportunity of meeting the Town Clerk who had voluntarily shewn him documents which had thoroughly con- vinced him that wrong conclusions had been como to by the committee, and therefore he suggested that the matter should now be dropped. Mr W. M. Phillips said the Council had been wrong in the first instance. They had no power to grant a lease of the Quarry at all. It was allotted by the Portfield Inclosure Commissioners as a public Quarry for the repair of the Portfield roads, and he could shew any one the award. The Town Clerk said that was so, and he had given an Extract from the award in reference to the Quarry Allotments in his printed report. Alderman Thomas moved that the council should follow up the notice to quit served on the town clerk, all he thought it would be child's play not to do so after giving notice. The Town Clerk said that was business, and would bring the question to an issue. Mr Williams said that they were in a dilemma, seeing that the town clerk, who was their legal ad- v iser, was in this instance the defendant as well. Mr Henry James was averse to law, especially on the state of their finances, and, he believed, the town clerk was entitled to the lease. He had made enquiry of the Waters's family, and found that ho had bought aud pnid for it, and could not see why there should be any further bother about it, as the rent was paid. Tho Mayor said it would be only fair to the town clerk that the matter should be cleared up. At length it was proposed by Mr James Rowlands and seconded by Mr \V. M. Phillips, that a committee consisting of Councillors William Williams, LL T. P. Williams, and John James be appointed to report on the matter. Mr John James at first said he must decline acting on the committee, but afterwards consented, and the resolution was carried. ERECTION OF A PORTICO AT OLD BRIDGE. Mr Thomas James applied on behalf of Mr Levi Harries, Commercial 11:11, Old Bridge, for per- mission to erect a portico in front of the eutrauce to hi.* house of which a plan was produced. Mr Harries had driven the Duke and Duchess of Edin- burgh to St. David's on the occasion of their late visit to this neighbourhood and had the Royal permission for using the Royal Arms, which he in- tended to display over the portico. Alderman Marychurch enquired what power they had to interfere with public rights ? Tney had power certainly to remove obstructions. Several members expressed themselves to the same effect, and others who were in favour of granting the application observed that similar consent had been given in othei cases in the town, for instance, the Salutation, the Mariners and Castle Hotels, The 1'own Clerk enquired whether he was to record any resolution, but was told not to do so, and it was left open to Mr Harries to use his own dis- cretion ill the matter. MUNICIPAL ELECTION. Alderman Thomas was appointed returning officer I l at the forthcoming election. The Mayor being one of the outgoing councillors and it was supposed a candi- date for re-election, was disqualified Do act. iJOKiHJUH ACCOUNTS. Tilu Town Cleriv said he had received a second letter from the Local Covernntcn. Hoard requiring tho usual annual returns of the Borough Accounts, for the financial year ending 25th March last, and he was under a penalty for not sending them .withiu the pre- scribed time. He had attended at the Treasurer's Office to obtain the ueedful statistics aud found that the accounts had not been signed by tho two elective Auditors, although the printed abstract had their signatures attached. The explanation given by the Treasurer was that one of the Auditors (Mr Thomas Rces) had been too ill to attend the audit. Mr Thomas James enquired whether the Auditors had been paid for doing tho work The Town Clerk They have been paid, in fact they had not. qualified for the office by signing the re- quired declaration, although they had been repeatedly asked to do tie, both verbally and ill writing and had therefore incurred penalties for the omission. He wished to know how lie was to act in the matter of the accounts. Mr John James suggested that? the Town Clerk should make out the return requested from the printed abstracts so as to avoid the penalty. It was asked what was the reason the auditors had not qualified ? The Town Clerk was not prepared Lo say.
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ROOSE PETTY SESSIONS. I These sessions were held at the Shire-hall on Satur- day last betore Messrs. R. Carrow, C. E. G. Philipps, Joseph Thomas, and George Leader Owen. KEEPING PREMISES OPEN DURING PROHIBITED HOURS. Inspector Francis charged S. A. Roderick, of Ney- land, with keeping her licensed house open during prohibited hours, on the 6th instant. The evidence not being sufficient, the case was dismissed. ASSAULT. Howard Morgan charged S. Lake and W. E. Redway with assaulting him, on the 8th inst., at Milford. The evidence went to show that Morgan was acting as bailiff at the Castle Steel and Iron Works, Milford. for Mr Milton Bradford, who is the solicitor for the Milford Estute and Railway Company. Morgan deposed that the watchman ordered him to leave the premises, and, he having declined, the watchman then said he would fetch Mr Lake. After some time the defendants came, and he heard them say, "Where is this trespasser?" They then came up to him and ordered him off. He refused, and they took hold of him and led him out. Mr Price, who appeared for the defendants, urged that in the first place there was no assault committed, inasmuch as the complainant had no legal right to be there, and the defendants were justified in expelling him, as they useri no greater force than was required to get him out; and in the next place, supposing an assault had been committed, the bench had no juris- diction, as it was a question of title. Mr Bradford now passed several strong remarks reflecting on Mr Lake. The latter retorted, and used rather strong language towaids Ms Bradford. The Bench, having pointed out to Mr Lake that he was treating the Court contemptuously, he apologised freely to the Court. Mr Bradford then preferred a charge against Mr Lake of using language calculated to provoke a breach of the peace. Inasmuch as he had used no threats- having only called hard names. The Bench, after a short consultation, dismissed it with the assault cases.
HAVERFORDWEST QUARTER SESSIONS. I The Chairman in addressing the Grand Jury of the Town Quarter Sessions last week gave the following epitome of the more important measures passed during the last session of Parliament GENTLEMEN OF THE GRAND JUBY,—There is no business to be brought before you, and there will be nothing for you to do, but before discharging you, I wish to call your attention- to the provisions of the Act of Parliament, passed during the last sessions of Parliament, generally known as the Agricultuial Holdings Act;" and which comes into operation on the 1st of January, 1884. You will probably recollect that in the year 1875, an act was passed, which gave the tenant compensation for unexhausted improvements made by him on his hold- ing but that Act was, what is called, permissive, and allowed a landlord and his tenant to agree that the pro- visions of the Act should not apply to any particular holding. The Act of the last sessions is now compulsory to some extent, and renders any agreement by a tenant not to claim compensation in respect of certain improve- ments void The Act provides, that a tenant on quit- ting, at the end of his tenancy, shall be entitled to compensation from his landlord, for the fair value to an incoming tenant" of al improvements made by the tenant. The improvements for which compensation can be obtained, are specified in the schedule to the Act, and are as follows :—PART 1.—(1) Erection or enlarge- ment of buildings; (2) Formation of sites; e) Laying down of permament pasture; (4) Making and planting of osier beds (;,) Making of water meadows or works of irrigation (G) Making of gardens (7) Making or im- proving of roads, or bridges (8) Making or improving of water-courses, ponds, wells, or reservoirs, or for supply of water, for agricultural or domestic purposes; (9) Making of fences; (10) planting of hops; (11) Planting of orchards, or fruit bushes (12) Reclaiming of waste land; (13) Warning of land; (14) Embankment and sluices against floods. PART 2.—(15) Drainage. PART 3. -(16) Boning of land, with undissolved bones; (17) Chalking of land; (18) Clay hurning; (19) Claying of land; (20) Liming of land (21) Marling of land; (22) Application to land of purchased artificial or other pur- chased manure; (23) Consumption, on the holding, by cattle, sheep, or pigs of cake, or other feeding stuff not produced on the holding. To entitle a tenant to com- pensation for any of the improvements mentioned in the 1st part of the schedule, the consent in writing of the landlord to that improvement must be obtained and as to the improvement of drainage," mentioned in the 2nd part of the schedule, no compensation can be ob- tained, unless the tenant has given notice, in writing, to his landlord of his intention to execute it, not more than three months, nor lcs than two months, before beginning to execute it. Upon receiving such notice, the landlord may, if he thinks fit, execute the improvement himself charging the tenant either interest not exceeding £5 per cent. upon the outlay, or such a yearly sum as will repay the landlord his outlay, with interest, not exceed- ing t;, per cent. by instalments extending over 25 years. The sum, so payn ble by the tenant,, is to be recoverable as rent. If the landlord does not execute the improve- ment, within a reasonable time, after receiving the tenant's notice, the tenant may himself do so, and he will hn then entitled to compensation in respect of it No consent, or notice is required to be given by the tenant, in respect of the improvements mentioned in the :!rd part of the schedule. Against a claim for compensation, a landlord has the right to set off any sum due to him by the tenant for rent, and any money due for taxes, rates or tithe, and any sum due to the landlord as "damages" for bad husbandry, or for breach of any covenant in a lease The compensation to be paid to a tenant is to be ascertained, if the landlord and tenant do not agree upon the amount iu the following way:—A tenant two months be fore the expiration of his tenancy is to give his landlord a notice in writing of his intention to claim and the landlord is to give a counter notice, in writing, of any claim he may make against the tenant. A joint referee is then to be ap- pointed, or if the pa.rties (all1wt agree upon a joint referee, each party is to appoint a referee, and these referees are to appoint an umpire, and such joint referee, or referees, or umpire, as the case may be. are to ascer- tain the amount of the compensation in the usual way. The referees have power to administer oaths to any per- son called before them, and have most of the powers of a Court of Law, and the costs of the reference, including the payment of the referees themselves, are to be paid by lanplord and tenant jointly, or such one of them ex- clusively as the referees direct. If the amount of the compensation so allowed exceeds the sum ofCIOO either landlord or tenant may appeal against the deci- sion of the referees to the County Court of the district can only hope that when questions arise between landlord and tenant under this Act, they will have the good feeling and good sense to settle them by agree- ment between themsel ves, and avoid the great and ruinous expenses of a reference to land agents, and their umpire, the costs of which even to a successful tenant will probably greatly exceed the compensation which he will obtain. In the interest of the landlord, it is pro- vided that any money he pays a tenant for compensa- tion. shall be made a charge upon the farm, in favour of the landlord, to be paid by instalments but it will be necessary, for this purpose, for the landlord to obtain from the County Court, a formal charge on the land. Thtf act also provides that, where a six months' notice to quit to a tenant is now necessary, a 'ear's notice shall be given, but the landlord and tenant have power to agree, in writing, that the provision shall not apply, and in such a case six months' notice to quit will by still sufficient. The act also deprives a landlord of the power of distress he has at present-as you are aware a land- lord can distrain for any arrears that are due-and enacts that, a landlord shall not distrain for I en t which has become due more than one year before the making of the distress; with this provision that where, as is commonly the cause, a tenant is not in the habit of paying his rent until some time after it is due, the year's rent fur which a landlord may distrain, shall be deemed to become due at such deferred time. Gentlemen, these are shortly the provisions of this act, the object of which is to induce tenants to expend money upon the improve- ment of their holdings, and to secure to them the return at the end of their tenancy, of a fair proportion of the money they may so expend and if that object is attained, I feel sure that the landlords will gladly give effect oil their parts to the act, even though it does in- terfere somewhat with the freedom they have hitherto possessed of entering into such contracts as they and their tenants agree upon. Gentlemen, there are one or two acts, passed during the late session, which I will mention to you. One prohibits the payment of wages to workmen at public houses, making it a criminal offence punishable, by fine or imprisonment, in an employer to do so. Another act renders it a misdemeanour, either to make or to possess for the purpose of sale or to sell, or offer for sale, any medal or coin, resembling in size, figure, or colour, any of the current coin of the realm. There is also a new bankruptcy act, one of the many which have been passed and amongst the most impor- tant acts is one for "the better prevention of corrupt and illegal practices at parlirmentary elections." 'I his act prohibits all treating, the hiring of conveyances for the conveyance of electors, the hiring of more a very limited number of committee rooms, the employ- ment of all but a very small number of agents, clerks, or messengers, and the employment of all paid canvas- sers. It also limits the total amount of the legal ex- penses of a candidate, where the number of electors is not more than £ 2,000. to t350 in a borough, and £(j;v in a county and where the number of electors, exceeds 2,000. it allows an extra £ 30 in a borough, and t6) in 11, county, for every complete 10 M) electors above that number. The act is a long and complicated one. of 70 sections, with several long schedules, and will require considerable attention by all who hereafter take part in parliamentary elections It comes into operation to- day the (15th October, 1883) and applies only to par- liamentary, and not to municipal elections. Gentlemen, I thank you for the attention with which you have listened to me. As I have said, there is no business to be brought before you, and I have now to discharge you in doing so, I beg to thank you in the name of the county for your attendance here to-day.
A WELSH AND GENERAL AGENCY IN LONDON. A Welsh aud General Agency has been established in London, at 24Uj High Holborn, to provide a cen- tral office for producer- and consumers. Here it is in- tended that, sam plcs of a variety of manufactured goods aud many descriptions of produce will be on view. 1 Almost every class of business will bf represented and undertaken, and care devoted to the interests of these supporting this age/icy. Tbe generwlfeaturosare j I, J\la.nufacturers and producers will pay a. small fee, and a poreeiitugc will be deducted from the whole- sale prices. 2. Consumers or buyers will pay a fmall unuual fee, and a percentage on the wholesale prices.; thus dividiug them into two classes. It is intended to provide shortly a price liHt and III,) ati(i for this information CMI be obtaiued t ho manager as above. As the Welsh and General Agency is calculated to promote and greatly benefit Welsh industry, this information cannot be too widely spread. Æ#
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To the Editor of the Haverfordwest Telegraph. SIR,-In your report of the revision courts, the following statement appears:—"The Overseer of Roch was also in 'default;' he had not sent in the lists in time, and had also omitted the register. He excused himself by saying he was a new man' in office." This is not correct. The lists were sent in in time; I did not omit the register nor excuse myself by saying I was a new man." By giving publicity to this letter you will greatly oblige. Yours truly, W. J. OWEN," Summerhill, Oct. 20th. Overs eer of Roch. 7'o .V<< ??i'or o/ ?Ae 7/ctf<v cr?M?s< ￼ ￼ 7 /'? ￼ ￼ To (lit Editor oj the HavP1fordwest Teœ:¡mpJ¿. D?AR Sm.-My attention has just been called to a paragraph in your valuable paper in which you con- gratulate me on my appointment. For this please accept my best thanks, I am sure, however, that you will allow me to correct two or three errors which occurred through the insufficient knowledge of your correspondent. (1.) In the college examination hundreds of students did not compete. In mv yeat the number was about 65. (2.) There is no such post as Government Inspector oj London Board Schools. Having been successful as an Assistant master under the Board, I was quite unexpectedly offered a nomination for the post of Assistant to Her Majesty's Inspector who examines voluntary as well as Board Schools. (3.) A Qualifying examination had to be passed, but it was in no way competitive of course, had I failed in the examination I should have lost the appointment. Thanking you beforehand, for the insertion of the above. I remsin, Yours faithfully, THOMAS H. VENABLES. London, Oct. 22nd, 1883. [Our correspondent also made a mistake in the age I of Mr Venables, which is 25 not 29 years.-Ed. of T.] I DISCIPLINE IN OUR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. I To the Editor of the Haverfordwest Telegraph. Sin.-I fear it is not generally known that our public Elementary Schools are fast degenerating into Public Inquisitions," that our little children of tender years compelled by law to attend thither are subject to systematic,and abusive treatment, and this by subordinates who are appointed to instruct them. Now, sir, I contend that this is against both the spirit and letter of the law, and should not be tolerated. If corporal punishment is necessary to maintain discipline in our school, (which I must question) then why in the name of justice is it not administered by the principal who alone is responsible for the maintainance of order, and not delegate to those who are incapable of controlling themselves. Cases have occurred in my own family where children under five years of age, have come home from school with external marks of very rough usage, and when an explanation was required, it was stated to be accidental, while the instrument of torture was in the hand of the teacher. Trusting Mr Editor you will insert this in your next issue, that the complaint may have publicity and that efforts may be made by those who have the power te prevent such inhumanity. Yours trnly, PATERFAMILIAS. "ON JOTTINGS." Si i-Abou t once a year and generally in the dreary month of October or November, your contemporary the Pembrokeshire Herald favours its readers with a compendia of remarkable occurrences which he groups nnder the head of Jottings in his weekly. The first of these phenomena appeared in the last week's issue and the doings of the Corporation and their officials occupy a very prominent position and are given in numerous disjointed paragraphs, illustrated with no end of constellations, occupying a whole column of that much appreciated medium. I have neither time nor inclination to comment at any length on this unique contribution to the light literature of the day, but as I know the Editor would not wish in the least degree to "mislead" his readers, he will be thankful to me to correct one or two blunders (no doubt unintentional ones) of his talented Help Pem." He opens the column with seme re: marks upon the recent Local Government Board Inquiry, touching an application of the Haverford- west Urban Sanitary Authority td borrow a sum of £ 1,100. for the purpose of extending and improving the Gasworks, and states as follows Very little publicity was given to the meeting, and if the pro- 1 rooters had desired to make it a thorough hole and corner job. they could not have succeeded better. Small sheets with the notice printed in small type, were posted in a few places in the town. They were no bigger than the band-bills of a London quack doctor. If all those which came under my notice were stitched together, they would not cover a space equal to the square of a mayor's white waistcoat." Now, as T am officially rce^wisible for the publicity given to the meeting, I take upon myself to deny emphatically the accuracy of the statement. The notice itself (whose dimensions are 17 in. by 11 in., was sent to me by the Local Government Board and printed in reasonable type) was posted on every church and chapel in the borough, at the Shire-hall and Council Chamber, and other numerous conspi- cuous places in the town, so that no excuse can be pleaded for the imputation of want of publicity being given, and for stigmatizing it as a hole and corner job. True, notice did not appear in that extensive ad ver- tizing medium, The Pembrokeshire Herald, and that might be the reason why "Pem" considered no pub- licity was given. It was not my fault; no doubt the Local Government Board studied economy, both in the size of the notice and in refraining from publishing it in the Herald. I had nothing to do with the size of the posters, nor with the question whether half-a- dozen (more or less) would or would not cover a space equal to the square of the front of a "mayor's white waistcoat." I won't question for a moment Pern's proficiency in mensuration, but I may venture to suggest (my tailor-and he is one jrom London) con- firms my view, that the dimensions of the two posters are capacious enough to cover the front of an ordinary provincial mayor's waistcoat, but perhaps Pem" had in his mind's eye at the time a metropolitan mayor. That would be quite another thing, and I would give in. "Pem" further states:—"The attendance at the enquiry was, as might be expected, small. The Burgesses proper were absent, and the Town Council representatives were almost alone in their glory. The appearance of the assembly was mournful in the extreme, and might have been likened to an official consultation over the burial of a felo de se The statement is certainly overdrawn and inaccurate, for I observed that you, Mr Editor, the representative of the leading local Journal, was actually personally present. and you alone would be a good representative of the public, but there was also present several Aldermen and Councillors, and even the well-known Borough Treasurer," and to dispel the idea of its funereal char- acter, we even had the gas manager present with us with the gas illuminating power of 15 candles, and the inspector actually laughed more than once. Thanking you for affording me the space for this explanation. Yours truly, HENRY DAVIES. Town Clerk.
.;J BIRTHS. On the 22nd inst., the wife of J. Johnston Aveston, Esq., of Dale Hill, of a son and heir. MARRIAGES. On the 21st inst., at St. Mary's Church, in this town (by licence), by the Rev. Mr Harrison, Mr David Davies, Loughor, to Miss Mary Picton, Market Street, Haverfordwest. At Burton Church, on the 13th inst., by the Rev. J. Tombs, James Griffiths, to Margaret Ann Higgins, both of tho Barn Farm, Guilford. DEATHS. On the 12th inst., at the Three Crowns Inn, Hill Street, in this town, Mary. the beloved wife 01 Mr Yv'rn. Davies, aged 37 years. I On the 19th inst., at Rock Terrace, in this town, William Owen, eldest son of the Rev W. Davies, Baptist minister, after a very short illness, aged 15 years. Deeply regretted by all his young f riend>. Ou tho 2 1, st i nst., at the Infirmary in this town. Mr James Gillespie, formerly for many years in the county constabulary. The deceased was at; army pensiouer, and for many years a consis- tent member of the Baptist Church in this town, aged 70 years.
NARBEITTH. POSTAL FACILITIES.—A letter box has just been placed at the railway station. It is considered to meet a long felt want by those residing in the locality, and by passengers to and fro the Pembroke and Tenby line Collections daily will be made. BOARlJ OF GUARDIANS. The meeting of this Board was held on Monday, the 22nd inst. In the absence of the chairman and vice chairman, Mr John Evans, Llanvalteg. presided. After the usual business was finished the Board proceeded to the election of a registrar of Births and Deaths, for the Begelly district, instead of the late Mr W. J. Rowe. i Mr D. J. Tribe. Relieving Officer was unanimously elected. No other business of public importance took piace and the board rose early. TIIAXIISAIVIND SERVICES.—These services were held at St. Andrews Church, Narborth, on the 16th inst. The service commenced with a procession by the choir singing the hymn Onward Christian Soldiers, &c. The Service was intoned by the Rector the Rev W. Wilson. The sermon was preached by the Rev Mr Bro.vn, che principal of the Training College, Carmarthen, from Psalm 145G. 10V. "All Thy works praise Thee." The church was beautifully decorated with evergreens, apples, and sheafs of CTn. The attendance was large, ani liberal eollectii wore made for the Haverfordwest Infirmary.
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"BETWEEN YOU AND ME." It is comforting to see something like a revival of the oft-discussed suggestion of a public memorial to Sir John Perrott, though it would perhaps be too sanguine to antici- pate an early settlement of the question even in its present stage. Our public bodies, from some cause or other, are not disposed to hurry themselves in the promotion of good works, but prefer a deliberation which becomes wearisome, to say the least of it. They ap- pear to forget that undue haste is only one of two extremes equally bad. Possibly they comfort themselves with the poet's assurance that "Though the mills of the gods grind slowly, Yet they grind exceedingly small." This may account for the mysterious disap- pearance of numerous projects for the public weal which get talked out of existence. ? I remember an insraBce of procrastination in a certain religious body in Pembrokeshire, which had a termination amusing to outsiders but certainly embarrassing to those more im- mediately interested. A certain dignitary lost his matrimonial partner somewhat suddenly, and it naturally occurred to the brethren that a well-worded document, combining some graceful tribute to the deceased with an ex- pression of condolence with the bereaved, would tend to allay those pangs from which so devoted a spouse must suffer. The deli- cate task of preparing this letter was en- trusted to a committee of three, whose dis- similarity of views on ordinary topics lent an air of impartiality to their appointment. They set about their work with solemn deliberation. In a word, the chastely-expressed vote of con- dolence was forwarded to the disconsolate widower, just in time to reach him on the eve of his second marriage!! Let those who hesitate be warned. As regards the site for the Perrott Memorial, I don't think the vox populi would endorse the selection of the piece of ground so generously offered by Mr. C. E. G. Philipps, whilst fully appreciating the kindness of heart which characterises that gentleman and his good lady in all their dealings with Haverfordwest. The memorial (whatever form it took) would not have justice done to it in such an out-of-the-way corner, and must necessarily look a little out of place. That would be matter for continual regret after the error was committed. #. Why not have considered the claims of Castle Square ? It is more central and offers greater facilities for the display of a good monument without the least interference with the traffic, which some vivid imaginations create as an objection. Our local industries are not so numerous and thriving that we need begrudge a little space to do honor to the man whose fame, as well as his generous gifts, reflects such distinction upon the old town. We've delayed our public tribute to his memory long enough. Don't less us spoil it now by any little meannesses. Sir John Perrott deserves the best we can give him. **1(. I hear that not a few of the county magis- trates were utterly disgusted with the high- handed way in which Mr. Charles Mathias, at last week's Sessions, attempted to dispose of the Coroner for the Upper District. As regards the grave charges so indefinitely "humped-up" against that official, well- Mr. Mathias will have to prove them at a proper time and place. He may be t'the one infallible being" of this perverse generation, but all the same he mustn't expect his dic- tum to possess omnipotence as well as omniscience. It may be weak and wicked in others to dissent from his peculiar views of jusÙce, yet they ?':? do it, notwithstanding. Fiaf y???M Mr. Mathias, if you please. F?e, -Ifr. M, ath,, as, it you p l ease. I hope there is no truth in the rumour which is being circulated, that our County and Borough Members have no intention of formally addressing t'neir q ons ti* tuents during this recess. Surh a dedtston would be an unparalleled blunder in two such good electioneerers. It may be that the report owes its origin to the fertile brain of some wide-awake Tory wire-puller, but that's all the more need that it should be crushed in the bud and there's only one way of doing that. Why give the enemy" such a potent weapon to wield against us ? I have had a fair share of electioneering experience in my humble way, and I've neter observed either party gain much by snubbing those whom they profess to serve. # 1(. I am glad to hear from a Milford Liberal that Mr. H. G. Allen doesn't share this apathetic mood. He has intimated his in- tention of reviewing his Parliamentary career with his constituents as soon as the CommanderJof the" Condor" has weighed anchor and put about ship. I don't think Mr. Allen has any reason to distrust the fealty of the Pembroke Boroughs. Even the hard-to-be-satisfied Dockyarders speak of him as the right man in the right place. # # # I daresay Charley" and his political sponsors chuckle over their shrewdness in having secured the Marine Superintendent of the Great Western Railway, as their chair- man at Neyland on Saturday evening. It looks like a lot of votes, doesn't it ? A few years ago it may have meant as much, in reality; but that sweet little game is rather played-out now! The most illiterate voters have discovered for themselves the absolute secrecy and safety of the Ballot, as well as the no less interesting truth that their votes are their own property, and not held in trust for their employers. The Corrupt Practices Act puts that pretty clearly at any rate. Amongst the distinguished honours which have accumulated upon the shoulders of Lord Charles Beresford, none, I am sure, can have oppressed him with the same weight of dignity as his election to an honorary membership in the Milford Conservative Association. Doubt- less he will come in time—when its glamour has ceased to bliud him-to look upon that distinction as Glory's crown of glory." # His Lordship will hardly have time to at- tend many of the regular meetings of this powerful organisation, and that's a pity for he comes of convivial stock. and would surely fool at home in a society where such a dry theme as politics is net -?o ?/'<w?/. dt-y tliolue as politics 18 9?o" ?o treot(.,(I. Our Town Council hat not added much to its diminutive dignity by the wuv in which it is trying to settle itt. <1ifferollces with the Town Clerk over the Bethany Quarry. As their legal adviser is now on his trial, I re- frain from any lengthened criticism of the merits ol the case, but I ru bound to protest against the excessive meanness with which certain members are striving to make a per- sonal persecution out of a thing that could soon have been settled at first. What have the Town Council been about all these years, to neglect their property in this way ? It's all j very well to saddle all the blame upon one man's back, but there are others equally if not more culpable. After all this Storm in a tea-cup only: touches the fringe of the grievance. The whole subject of Corporation property wants looking into, and a thorough overhauling. Might I ask why the Treasurer allowed a tenant to. get 8y years in arrears with his rent? Is there such a thing as L rental kvpt in the Treasurer's oince ? A book, by perusing which any Member of the Council could see at a glance •what property the Cor- poration has, who the tenants are, on what conditions (lease or otherwise) at what rents, the date of last payment, and the balance due! This is required by the law, but has anyone ever soon such a record ? I trow not! J # # or an y Niember I Does the Borough Surveyor or any M«mber ? of 'be Corporation visit the ?utiyin? 1i. trict of Portfield. If :anyone has not done so since the days of the late Mr William Rees, let him go now and mark the contrast. At that time t here was a pleasant foot-path from the corner of Pugh's house to the point where the road crosses the race-course at the extreme end. It was a clean well kept footway in summer and wintwr. The water channels were kept regularly cleaned up, and the pathway was nearly a foot above the level of the road. What state is it in now ? Well, I will only describe it in two words— wretched and disgraceful. If any of my readers suspect me of exaggeration, let them go and see for themselves, or enquire of the occupiers of De la Poer Lodee. -? ? I*L is -?u?*Lomar y In aH wen-managed estate;- it is cu.-tomary to fix a ?M'' '?/, and notices are issued to the tenant? requesting their attendance at some staled y-lace on that day to nay the claims upon them. It would he interesting to know when this was last done by our Borough Treasurer, who, I take it, is the responsible official in such a case. How often do our Town Council get a statement of tenancies and their incomes, and the oustanding arrears placed before them? It's high time some loqaacious member (and Heaven knows they are not ecarce.) Put a few of these queries to his compatriots" ic council assembled." THE INVETERATE GOSSIP. j
REPRESENTATION OF THE PEM- BROKE BOROUGHS. The Pembroke parliamentary boroughs, which have lately been the hunting ground of several stray Con- servative candidates, are this week to be treated to another specimen of the genera in the person of Lord Charles Boresford, of bombardment of Alexandria re- nown. We have once or twice wondered whether the expedition which Lord Charles has undertaken this week is in any way connected with that which (accor- ding to society papers) he is about to undertake to South Africa in company with Mr H. Chaplin- whether the one is to give experience for the other. At any rate, if variety is charming, the young lord will have a pleasing intermixture this year-alter. nately hunting Egyptians, voters, and quadrupeds. One would have thought that Lord Charles Beresford would have been more at home on board the Condor, or acting as war correspondent for the Standard, than in drawing a bow at a venture on a political plat. form, or on the floor of the Bouse of Commons. Perhaps, however, it is the "venture" (excuse the pun) of the thing which attracts my lord-the venture of attacking so formidable an opponent as Mr H. G. Allen upon his own ground, as it were, with no other excuse for so doing than that the wire-pullers of the Tory party would like to have a man after their own heart occupying the seat. It needs some temerity to attempt to oust a member against whom there is no complaint either of neglect of duty or of extreme views, and especially so when the attacking party have absolutely no cry, no policy to offer. Whatever else Lord Charles may be, be certainly is venturesome; but it will be somewhat rough upon the noble lord if the exigencies of party warfare should require him to denounce the Government, whose foreign policy (of which he should know more than of any other politi- cal question) afforded the opportunity which secured him his dare-devil reputation. Were it not for the fact that several gentlemen of position-who cannot afford to risk their reputations by assisting to hoax the public—have allowed themselves to be associated in the venture, we should have been inclined to re- gard the whole affair as a huge joke-another youth- ful escapade of the noble lord. There is something so inexpressibly funny in a stranger-even though he be a lord-attempting to wrest a seat from a local man in a Pembrokeshire constituency, above all others. If the borough voters are anything liks those of the county, they want a member whom they have known all their lives-wbo has hob-nobbed with them over pub. lic dinners and at other similar gatherings. Simple politics count for little with Pembroke yeomen, but personal influence, flavoured with politics, can lick creation." Now, apart from politics, a more generally popular member than Mr Allen could not be named. He I,' very nearly connected with the principal fami- lies of Sooth Pembrokeshire and he has a parliamen- tary l rford, for his father represented the boroughs previous to 1832. Mr Allen, too, possesses local knowledge and sympathies which make common cause with the boroughs, and this, taken with the particular I characteristic of Pembrokeshire men to which we have I ref(- e, makes Lord Charles Bcrtsford's candidal are the more inexplicable, except on the hypothesis that it is me rely 8 ;r-K But assuming that the noble lord and his supporters really mean what the programme for this week gives one a right to infer, what are his chances of success? Two only: Division among the Liberals aud discontented dockyard workmen. It is a favourite theory among Tories that if their opponents are given rope enough they will inevitably hang themselves, i.e., fallout by the way and leave the spoil to others. i. e fall out by i he way and ?Z ma d e of one or two A grcrt deal has therefore been made of one or two differences of opinion which have occurred between the sitting member and some of his supporters, and the speedy disintegration of the Liberal party in these boroughs has been prophesied. But if such minute disagreements as these are signs of weakness and approaching dissolution, how about the other side of the picture What of Mr Harben and Mr Pearse and of the old love of the Pembroke Tory party-Sir Thomas Meyriek ? What about those conflicting emotions which were manifested when the eligibility of the landowner, the insurance agent, and the ship- builder for political wedlock with the boroughs was alternately dilated upon ? How about the time when Milford piped the praises of Pearce, and Pem- broke refused to dance ? or when Pembroke mourned for Meyrick, and Milford did not lament ? It is true Mr Harben is said to have retired, but Mr Pearse hp8 not done so, while Sir Thomas has done neither one thing nor the ot her. And now to increase the dis- traction we have a new charmer, with supposed in- fluence with the Admiralty, &c., presented as an eligible partner of the political joys and sorrows of the constituency. The supposed influence of the new candidate iu certain quarters brings us to the second, and by far the most important point in his chances. There is a curious notion abroad that the inhabitants of dockyard towns are always in a con- dstion of chronic discontent with a Liberal adminis- tration. Such Governments are regarded as very economical, and it is but natural to suppose that there are a large number of individuals in Pembroke Dock, as well as everywhere else, who vote the ticket which appears best to serve the interests of No. 1. What, however, are the facts with regard to this point, so far as Pembroke Dockyard is concerned? The Conser- vative Government of 1874 went into power with a large suplus and ample opportunity of favouring the services (army and navy), which are supposed to be the special charge of a Tory administration, and yet at the end of six years, Sir E. J. Reed, M.P., speaking on this very point at Pembroke Dock, in April, 1880, was able to say On a recent occasion, when we had to review six years' naval administration by the Tory party, it was my duty to rise in my place (in the House of Commons) and complain most seriously of the course they had pursued I found it necessary to point out the fact, which is din- cernable and ought to be deemed discreditable in any Government, namely, that after six long years, when they had the whole of Her Majesty's dockyards in their bands to administer, they have never turned out of them a single ironclad of their own construction-of their own initiation They have completed a few which their predecessors began that is a thing that anybody could have done and more than that, a thing that nobody could well have helped doing. I venture to say that what the Government ha nt done in six years in the royal dock- yards no Government whatever could have been so imbecile as not to do." Let anyone who knows anything on the subject com- pare this crushing statement of c. masterly inactivity with the activity and energy which had been displayed at Pembroke Dockyard, for instance, during the pmt three years, and especially at the present time, and he i ill bound t? admit that Sir Edward Kee l prophesied truly, when forecasting on the same occasion uhe resultf of the advent of a Liberal Government, he said I believe the shipbuilding in the Royal dockyards will be pushed forward, j»nd, wh.it is more important for the country, that its navv v.—Ill be rapidly strengthened by the addition of new vessels Now, Mr Allen is not only an earnest supporter of the Government which have more than fulfilled this prophecv, but he 1". moreover, an advocate of this particular part of heir administration for speaking on Aop'u^t 27, 1S79, he declared that in our navy, and not in our army, the future power of England most lie, and added a hope that shipiz would abound, and our navy long flourish the first in the world to maintain, as it had done for apes, the glory and dignity of the British nation." Mr Alien was only a candidate when he made use of these words, but we are bold to say that all his acts since he has been elected have been consistent with the expecta- tions which his constituents would be justified in forming of his conduct in this particular. > Lord Charles Beresford, who, in response to a requisition signed by representatives of several Conservative Associations which exist in the Pembroke Boroughs, has consented to contest the seat in the Conservative interest at the next general election or vacancy, on Monday night addressed, at the Assembly-room, Pembroke, the first of the series of meetings of Conservative electors which are announced to be held at the five contributory towns of this constituency It its stated that the requisition represents the unanimous feeling of the Conservative party in the boroughs, and that all chances of a split in trie party has now passed away. Be that as it may. thofo who were charged with the duty ot drawing up the -Iacarde summoning the meetings were careful to nay ilAuL Lord Charles would address the Conservative electors, and presuioa b'.y the Con- "El'Vi1tives t'le"t,or", mone. A good deal ot liveliness | anticipatory on the meeting waa observable in Pembroke streets on Mcndny e vening, and they did their best to increase the excitement. A considerable time before the proceedings commenced a large j cumber of persons, principally working men, found their way to tbe Assembly-roem, which was very dimly lighted. The crowd was all exceedingly livelv one. and when Lord Charles Beresford and his i friends appeired, l,e was received with an ovation of cheers, and cries of Woli doui, Condor," "Bravo, Cond and to on. Lurd Ber«d<ml. ;L iiii opeuiug ronaarki. eaid ;'l¡élt when he first received a letter asking him to becomo a candidate for the Pembroke boroughs, he demurred for some time, because he thought that a local gentleman could better represent their interests, for their interests were conflicting, or rather of a varied character but, looking at the letter again, he saw its representative character, and decided to come there. In his remarks that night he wanted to be calm and dispassionate he did not believe in abuse, either of person or party. It was to be deplored that the greatest orator of the day, Mr John Bright, used his grand gift of language to abuse the House of Lords. He thought he might use his command of language to better purpose. He (Lord Beresford) believed in fair and honest criticism and he thought that many thing,, which the Government had done during the past four years bad not been done in the right way. The Government was an extraordinary one, because its measure- and policy were not what they were taught to regard as Liberal s and Liberal doctrines. He then dealt at length with the Irish questions and said t fcf- Government was to biame for encouraging agitat. >n, and bringing about the state of affairs which made necessary that most violent coercive measures the Prevention of Crimes Act. The Transvaal and Egyptian questions came under review. With refereince to India, he apprehended a white mutiny il the present measures were forced on and as regarded Mr Shaw, the French would not have dared to offer a German or American the insult they put upon him; Dealing with finance questions, Lord Beresford said it was curious that whilst Tories were always twitted with extravagance, the Liberal Government spent more than the Conservative Government did. Alderman George moved a vote of confidence in Lord Beresford, seconded by Mr Saurin, spoken to by Mr C. E. G. Philipps, and carried with acclamation. A vote of thanks to the chairman concluded the proceedings. Lord Charles Beresford visited Tenby on Tuesday, and in the evening addressed a crowded meeting of the electors at the Assembly-rooms. The chair was occupied by Captain Brook.
PEMBROKE AND PEMBROKE DOCK. I The latest addition to the towing power of the Royal Navy in the shape of the screw steamer "Stonncock," which was engagtifcsa transport duty during the Egyptian war, and which the Government soon after purchased, has been commissioned by Mr Hedgely, formerly Master of the "Carron." The Stormeock is to be attached to Pembroke Dock- yard, and, it is understood, will be engaged in what is known as the Channel work "—towing and con- veying vessels from port to port. This will materially lesson the extra duties which have hitherto been imposed on the ordinary dockyard tugs. The com- mand of the Carron has been conferred on Mr C. Freathy, late mate of the "Perseverance."
1 TENBT. WORKING MEK'S CLRB.—The usual half-yearly meeting of the members of this dab wp hew at the club-bouse on Thursday evening. From the state- ment of accounts presented by the hon. sec. (Mr John Leach) it appears that the club closed with a balance owing to the treasurer of S3 8e. 9d. In the absence of Mr C. Allen, the chair was taken by Mr J. Jenkins, chairman to the committee. A vote of thanks was given to the committee for their services, and it was agreed that the same gentlemen undertake the manage- ment for another six months, with the assistance of Mr A. S. Cobb, Mr Hurlow, and Mr John Lord. TOWN COUNCIL.—A special meeting of the Town Council was held on Wednesday for the puspose of electing an alderman to aet as presiding officer at the election on the 1st of November. Mr Alderman Rogers was voted to the chair. The Town-Clerk read a letter from the mayor, stating that he would not be in Tenby on the 1st of November and, therefore, it became necessary to appoint a presiding officer. On the motion of Mr W. Davies, seconded by Mr John Hughes, Mr Alderham Rogers was elected presiding officer. Some formal business was transacted, and the meeting terminated.
LATEST TELEGRAMS ST. PETEBSBCRG, Wednesday, A Centrul News telegram aayk .I'he Messenger Ofifcial," annources the rrolongation of the state of siege, for one year. Rum .urfl respecting the contemplated withdrawal of the administration of Nicholas Raihong from the Grande Souete arc officially (on- tradicted. A bulletin issued this morning, auu states that the Bishop of l'eLe. bor/i hus been more restiasfc during the night, aud there is no diminution of teitperuture con- dition of ahsoess remains unchanged. Pruot Christian, with Princess Victoria, and Louisa arrived at Flushing this morning from the C^tinert. NEW YORK, Wednesday.—A Central News tele- gram says: — Lord Coleridge was eutertained l<st night by the liar Association S'r. VKTERSBUKIJH, Tuesda v.- F, x -director of St. Petersbur^h Custom House, tv-i1- been condemned e pay larg' indemnity for official frauds. The Curator of Moscow university has been charged wi, it concealing frauds oommitted by the ex-judge of Ksrnovutch Ismail Pasha left London tbi- morning tor Paris. Coia»ci* unaltered Wheat very d.ll.
RESERVE OF OFFICE It&-Lietiteniint Henry F. W. Popplewell, 1st Pembrokeshire Rifle Volun- teer Corps, to lie lieutenant. Dated 21th inst. EMIGRATION TO AUSTRALIA. Persons desirous of Emigrating to Australia can be supplied with forms of application for assisted passages on aptaying at the Telegraph office, Bridge-street, Haverfordwest. "CHOKED THROUGH EATING AN ORAKGE.— Ab01,71! years of age, named Wm, Davies, residing withfes parents at Merthyr. died on Monday nioruiug stbottt Tour o'clock. Midday on Sunday the littlo ono :åte'BD orange, and death is supposed to have resulted tfronfc being choked by a piece lodging in his throat. DESPERATE AssAtfL-T.QTI Saturday even- ing last about eight o'clock, a desprmJJe assault was committed upon a Mr William Griffiths, of Lower Town, Fishguard, which is likely to come before the magiatiatet3 for investigation. The assailants are said j to be two mcn. from Dinas named Ebenezer Davies, and Thomas James. METEOROLOGICAL REGISTER.- Taken at St. Ann's Head, for the week ending 8 a.m..on the 22nd. The highest barometer reading taken road 30-06, the lowest 29-39. The maximum temperature in the tshade 57, the minimum 44. There were 30 hours bright sunshine. One inch and 49 of an hundredth -of an inch of rain fell. THE NEW ORGAN AT ST. DAVIDS CATHE- DRAL.—Mr Garton, deputy-organist of Worcester Cathedral has been appointed organist at St David's Cathedral, for which position there were 118 appli- cants. The new organ is a magnificent instrument, possessing 38 stops. It was built by Willis, of iondon, and cost, with decorations, about 92,000. The potato crop is turning out remarkably !well in most places this year, but we have seen no finer sample of kidneys than those grown by Mr Ryder, of St. Clear's, and now to be seen in the pos- session of Mr Levi Harries, Commercial Hotel, in this town. The seed were obtained from Mr Ryder's estate in Reading, and the crop was grown at St. 'Clear's. They are of enormous size and very uniform in shape and general appearance. SIR E. J. KEED, M.P.—We regret to hear that Sir E. J. Reed is still suffering from an attack of ague. Labt week he paid a visit to Sheffield, but was confined to his room most of the time, and on returning to London on Saturday he was also attacked by severe rheumatic pains, and is now confined to v. '• led. Sir Edward's medical advisers strongly object to his being present at the opening of the University College to-day, Wednesday. BETHESDA CHAPEI, On Sunday Inst ser- tmons in aid of the Infirmary were preached by the jpastor, Dr. Davies. The collections amounted to ..£5 5s. A concert in aid of the building will be held -the second week in December. The day fixed upon at ;present is Thursday, December 13th. It may serve a f1 practical purpose to state that the annual tea meeting at the end of January or at the beginning of February, to be followed by a ofincert, of choral music will come off early in March. ROSEBUSH AND FISHGUARD RAILWAY.— A special meeting of the shareholders of this Company, was held at Clynderwen, on Friday last, the 19th inst. at which the final arrangements with the contractors for the construction of the line were approved and confirmed. The work will be resumed immediately, and unless any unforeseen difficulties should arise, there is no reason why the line should not be completed as far as Letterstoue and opened for traffic before the ■end ef 1884. TnE GRAND STAND.—We are pleased to find that efforts are being made by the young men who take an interest in the fine out-door game of cricket to raise a fund for the repair of the grand stand on Portfield. It is now in a sadly dilapidated condition, and if left much longer will rapidly fall to decay. It is proposed to lay out a sum of from 950 to £60 on it at once, and we feel assured there are many—to whom cricket is no longer an enjoyable pa,q"De- will freely contribute to the fund on account Of the pleading associations it will recall of their earlier yeni-s. TRIENNIAL VISITATION OF THE BISHOP OF ST. DAVID'S.—The Bishop of St. David's held his triennial visitation in the Churoh of S. Martin's yes- terday. His Lordship was accompanied by the Dean and Archdeacon of St. Davids, and the Uev. Canon Bevan. The Litany was said by the Vicar of S. Martin's. After tho roll-call of the clergy, the Bishop read a section of his charge. This portion related to the Diocese Conference, and its expected results. After this there was a celebration of the Holy Communion. The number of clergy present was over one hundred. His Lordship entertained the whole of tho clergy, in the afternoon, at the Castle Hotel. THE CONGREGATIONAL UNION.—The first sitting of the Congregatioinal Union was held in the Albert-hall, Sheffield, on Tuesday morning, when Principle Fairbairn, of Airedale College, delivered a .? long and exhaustive address on Religion in the Nineteenth Century." He dealt wiih the attitude of the intellectual and working classes towards religion, and shadowed forth the modes by which they might be Irouglit into greater sympathy with each other. The Rev. Dr. Hannay, London, stated that the Jubilee Fund now reached £ 280,000. At a subsequent meeting Free Church principles were enforced by the Rev. Dr. Parker and ethers. SmcIDE-On Saturday last an inquest was held before W. V. James, Esq., coroner, on the body of a laboring man, named John Thomas, aged G2 Who was fo "d hanging by a tree in a field in • the neighbourhood of Deeplake. It appears thnt lie had recently come to lire at Deeplake from Mary- borough, and was miesed from bis home about nine days before his body was found. From the evidence of deceased's wife it appeared that ho seemed low spirited and vexed at having to come there to live. The jury returned a verdict that deceased coriimitted suicide under the influence of temporary insanity. LLANFIHANGEL-Y-TRAFTHAN SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION.—The Llanfihangelytraethan and Llan- frotben United Distriot School Board Election, came off on Saturday, October 13th, with the fol- lowing result :-E, lected.-Edniun(i M. Roberts, 825; Hugh Jones, 485 Lewis Jones, 470 Hugh Williams, 462; Robert Jones Morris, 418 Richard Jones, 322 Daniel Rowland Jones, 237.-Nort-Elected.-I-lugh Hnghes, 233 John Parry, 213 Robert Jones 88. [Wo may state for the information of our readers that the Mr Edmund M Roberts, who so far outstripped all the other candidates in the number of votes, is a nephew-in-law of the late Mr David Phillips, of Barn Street, in this town.-—Ed. of 7'.] A SINGULAR HIGit,r.-A fervent Catholic correspondent writes us (St. James's Gazette) as follows concerning the curious and suggestivo sight witnessed on Saturday afternoon at Westminster Abbey, when at the close of the usual service, a stream of pilgrims prayed around the tomb of Edward the Confessor:— The sight was one of noteworthy import in itself; and was at the loast a striking tesfimony io the liberality of the cathedral authorities. It is snggestive also of the growth of the Catholic body in England for the crowd was not a crowd, but a succession of pilgrims to the shrine. And an old tradition says, that as the Mass was abolished in England in the reign of Edward VI., so it will be restored in that of Edward VII. Is England so far dc-Protestaniscd that this prediction has a probability of being realised P The orowd of Catholics on their knees at the shrine of Edward the Confessor in the Protestant Abbey Church of Westminster is sugges ive and striking." MISERABLE DEATH OF ON OLD Mistit.- The neighbours of an old man named William Nicholls, who lived alone at Blackholin, in the parish of Llawhaden, becoming nlarmed at not having seen him for over a week, and finding his honse looked up communicated their suspicions to P. C. Davies, who proceeded there on Friday night, and acoompanied by others entered the house aud found the old man lying on the floor dead, and quite naked. He had evi- dently been dead for several days. Although the old man was the owner of a couple of farms, and had twenty-four bullocks grazing on Blackholm, he lived in a most deplorable condition, not having even a ebirt on, and his bed was composed of some old grass strewn on the floor, and oil rags upon it, and an old horse rug to cover him, whilst his principal food was the carcase of one of his bullocks that died some time ago, and which he skinned and saitod an,1 dried, a portion of which was hanging up in the roof of his house. The filth and dirt in bis house was abomi- nable. HARVEST THANKSGIVING SERVICE AT LAWBKNNY.—The usual Harvest Thanksgiving Service was held at this place on the J I th inst. There was a large congregation although the weather was not inviting. Prayers were read by the Rector, the lessons byjthe Rev. James Phillips, vicar of Jeffreyston, and an impressive sermon was preached by the Rev. T. Willis, Rector If Yerbeston. Tho church was beautifully decorated for the occasion by the young people, married and single, of the parish. Appro- priate inscriptions were fixed over the arches and windows, the chandeliers were dressed with wild clematis flowers, evergreens, and ears of corn, tho pulpit and reading desks also having festoons of the same. The wholo displayed an amount of refinement, and good taste such as is seldom found in ruial parishes. The singing, including an appropriate anthem, reflected groat credit, on the choir and their indefatigable leader, Mr Williams, the National Schoolmaster. This is the thirtieth anniversary of the Harvest Service in this Church. CONCERT AT ST. DAVID'S.—The Church Choir and their friends gave their annual evening concert at the Town Hall, on the 9th inst. It was in all respects a decided success. The music through- out, was good, and the audience large and appreciative. The choir, ably conducted by the bishop's vicar, the Rev. W. Matthews, did .their work very creditably. The renownod and popular Caradog, the great attrac- tion of the evening, evoked hearty applause by his skill on the violin. Mr Wade's effective sinking rendered an encore inevitable, which was responded to by other songs, and an admirable whistling chorus. Miss Bella Roberts, on this her first appearance at St. David's, took the house by storm. This lady has a splendid soprano voice, her enunciation is perfect, and her songs were rendered with taste uud expres- sion. Dr. Propert and Mr P. S. Propert played two exquisite piano duetts, which wore rapturously eu- cored, and Mr Kiiagdoin, the ;IIIW master of the j National School, sang two splendid songs, and re- ceived a well merited encore. Mr Matthews aocom- pauittd Caradog and Mr Wade; the Doatoi, x,Iiss Roberts and Mr Kingdom, the Choir. The gross receipts amounted to close upon £ 12, which, afLer the payment of expenses, are to be devoted to tho pu. 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KAY'S COMPOUND Essence of Linseed, Aniseed, Senega, Squill, Tolu, &c., with Chlorodyne. Of all Chemists. 1025 EARLY WOODCOCK.—On Friday a fine woodcock was shot by Mr Wyndham Tyler, at Mount Gernos, Llandyssul, Cardiganshire. The wife of a corporal in the Royal Engi- neers, named Godfrey, was on Saturday oommitted for trial at Rochester, on a charge of throwing herself into the Medway, with her baby fastened round her body. Bail was allowed for her appearance. On Saturday at Omagh. Ireland, a woman attempted to commit suicide hy throwing herself in front of a train. The gatekeeper ran to her rescue, and endeavoured to pull her off the rails, but at that momenr the train rushed past and both were killed. THI: LIBERATION SocTmry.-The Liberation Society have arranged to hold a conference, represen- tative of -North Wales, on November 20. Mr Henry Richard. M.P., Mr Dillwyn, M P., and Mr Richard Davies, M.P., have promiaed to take put in the proceedings. LIBERALISM AT READING.—The Libera18 are arranging to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the election of the Right Hon. G, J. Shaw-Lefevre as member for the borough on Nor. 14 by a banqaet in the Town-hall, and ov. 15 by a great meeting ia the Congress Hall. The Right Hon. Henry Fawcett, M P., has promised to speak. THE WELSH SUNDAY CLOSING ACT AND DKTTNXEJCNESS.—On Wednesday, at the Flintshire Quarter Sessions, it was stated thas the convictions for drunkenness for the year ending the 29th of September last were 401, as against 348 in the previous year. It would seem, therefore, that in Flintshire, at least, the Welsh Sunday Closing Act has had the very opposite effect to that intended by itA framers and supporters. VISIT OF MR CHILDERS, M.P., TO WALES. -Mr Childers. M P., arrived at Pwllheli on Thnrsday night, accompanied by Mrs Childers, the Misses Childers, and Mr Rathbone, M.P., On their arrival at Chester the saloon was attached to the Irish mail. At Carnarvon the right hon. gentleman was met by Mr Darbyshire, chairman of the 'Liberal Assosiation, with whom a consultation was held. From Pwllheli the party drove by road five miles to Glanweddis, the residence of Mr Rathbone. ATTEMPT TO "TRECK A MAIL TRAIN.—A dastardly attempt was made on Sunday morning to wreck the South-Western mail train from London. About two miles from Dorchester Station a heavy drag had been placed across the meta's, but the 'rain, which was running at a high speed, fortu- nately cut through the obstruction. Some trifling damage was caused to the carriages, and several passengers were shaken. Spikes of the drag came in contact with a gas cylinder in tlH postal van, nearly causing an explosion. ELOPEMENT OF A DUBLIN SOLTCITOIR.-The elopement of a Dublin solicitor with a lady is announced, which has caused great surprise amongst a large circle of his professional and private friends in the Irish capital. The gentleman in question was one of the leading members of the legal profession in Dublin, and has left behind him a wife and family. By this elopement and the absconding of Mr Atkin- son, the rate collector, with defalcations smounting to over Z2,000, two respectable families in Dublin have been left deserted, one of them, numbering six children, being thrown in deep distress, SUICIDE OF A FARMER'S So-.N-On Saturday morning last the body of James Phillips, eldest son of Mr W. Phillips, Castellmawr, in the parish of Llanwinio, was found in a well belonging to the Lamb Inn, in the village of Llanwain. The deceased was 26 years of age, and had so demeaned himself that his untimely death has caused the deepest sorrow throughout the neighbourhood. He hnd divested himself of his hat, coat, and watch before he took the rash plunge, and these led to the discovery of his lifeless body. It is conjectured that the aet was committed in consequence of the contemplated second marriage of his father, to which the deceased strongly objected. A VILLAINOUS SCHOOMCASTER.—At the East Riding Quarter Sessions at Beverley, on Wed- nesday last, Francis Raudali, married, aged 48, a schoolmaster at RafTerfcon, near Driffield, was charged with suborning -v fisherman, mined Tohn Smith, to inflict grievous bodily harm on Samb Jane Bell, a girl fifteen years of age. The evidence proved that the prisoner had qivn Smith money to stun the girl and throw her nver a Ílede, when the prisoner in- tended to asHwuit her. The prisoner gave Smith money and a thick stick to use. The girl had been a pupil a¡v1 a aiouitress iu prisoner's school, and in I cross-examination she admitted that he had kissed her before and since she left school. He had also asked her parents if he might take her abroad. The prisoner was found guilty and sentenced to twelve month's imprisonment. 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