THE WELSH MEMORIAL. 1I1 WHAT WILL PEMBROKESHIRE DO? ) Attitude of Mr. W. G. Eaton Evans. I Interesting Correspondence. I The following interesting correspondence bearing upon the attitude of some members of the Pem- brokeshire County Council in reference to the King Edward YII. Welsh National Memorial Scheme for the treatment of tuberculosis, which has passed be- tween Councillor W. G. Eaton-Evans, of Haverford- west, a member of the Pembrokeshire County Council, and Mr Gwilym Hughes, Cardiff, the secre- tary of the Memorial Association, has. been for- warded to us for publication Haverfordwest, November 19, 1913. WELSH NATIONAL MEMO-RIAL. Dear Sir,—As you have thought tit to address several circular letters to me as one of the members of the Pembrokeshire Council, perphaps you will not mintl giving me information on the following points: 1. It is presumed that the income of £6,300 belonging to the Memorial Association represents the investments of X200,(M collected and the X,,40,000 Wales's share for erection of a sanatorium. 2. When, therefore, the sanatorium is erected the iUvSOO will disappear out of the income account. 3. The estimated expenditure is put at X81,012 10s whilst the income, including the X6,300, is put at XSI,600, showing a surplus of £587 10s only, but after deducting the £ 6,300 a large deficiency is shown. How is this to be found? 4. If the X200,000 collected is not to be used in erection of a sanatorium where is the money to come from, as I presume the £ 80,000 will be quite insufficient ? 5. If the income is insufficient who is to find the deficiency ? 6. I have been unable to find out who are on the controlling Board of Management, but I am told that each County Council who will be giving 1:3,300 capital grant and an income of £ 800 will only be represented by one member, whilst anyone giving a donation of a couple of hundred pounds may be put on the Board. Surely this not reasonable. 7. Then again the counties who erected Allty- mynydd are not given any special benefit although it is admitted that this establishment is a valuable asset for the Memorial Commissioners. Yours faithfully, (Sgd.) W. G. EATON EVANS. Gwilym Hughes, Esq., Secretary, Memorial Chambers, Cardiff. DIFFICULTIES ELUCIDATED. Having formally acknowledged the receipt of the I above letter on November 20th, 1913, the Secretary of the Memorial Association, on the next day, replies as follows November 21st, 1913. Sir,—In further reference to yonr letter of Novem- ber 19th, I beg to send you herewith a copy of the Annual Report of my Association, which I think will give you full information on all the points you have raised in your letter. The following short replies to these points may, however, be of assistance to you. 1. The income of £ 6330 represents the interest received from an amount of X171,071 17s 5d the investments of the Association, which are set out in detail on page 15 of the statement of accounts which is attached in the form of an appendix to the annual report. It does not include any interest on what you term the X80,000 Wales's share for erection of a sanatorium." 2. It does not follow that when our sanatoria are erected the whole of the £ 6,300 will disappear out of the income account." I would call your attention to paragraph D capital expenditure on page 15 of the report, from which you will see that we estimate that the share to be provided by the Memorial to- wards capital expenditure on institutions will be about £ 54,000. Even when this amount is spent more than two-thirds of our investments will remain, and the income therefrom will appear in our accounts. 3. The reply to No. 2 disposes of the point mentioned in your third question. Any deficiency in the working of the national scheme will be found as to one half thereof by the Treasury and as to the other half by the County Councils. (See page 17 of the annual report). 4. The money for capital expenditure will be found by the Treasury and the Memorial Associa- tion without any call being made in respect thereof on the County Councils. 5. The reply to this point is covered by the replies to Nos. 2 and 3. 6. The annual report herewith sets out fully in pp. 127 to 135 the names of the Governors and the members of the Council of the Association The Governors meet once a year. The Governing Body is the Council. The Council consists of 80 members, and details of the constitution appears on page 13 of the annual report. From this you will note that of these 80 members, 32 are appointed directly by the County Councils and County Borough Councils and 21 are appointed directly by the Insurance Com- mittees. The 16 other persons are appointed as to one half by the Board of Governors and as to the other half by the Council. 7. The counties who erected Alltymynydd are being given special benefit in respect of the 25 beds contained in that Institution when it was banded over to the Memorial, for in the agreement between the Memorial and the Executive Committee of the West Wales Sanatorium, it was provided:- That until adequate provision for Sanatorium benefits for the whole of Wales and Monmouthshire shall be provided, priority of admission shall be reserved for patients of the three counties of Carmarthen Cardigan and Pembroke. I have, I tbink, answered all the queries you put to me, but if there is any further information I can give which does not already appear in the annual report which I am sending you, or if there are any points in that report upon which you would like to have some explanation, perhaps you would kindly write. I am, sir, Your obedient servant, (Sgd.) GWILYM HUGHES, Secretary. Councillor W. G. Eaton Evans, Haverfordwest. HOUSING AND DISEASE. Haverfordwest, January 7tb, 1914. Dear Sir,—I am obliged for your letter of the 21st November last and also for sending me a copy of th6 Committee's first report which appears to be a very elaborate one and must have cost a lot of money. From the report it would appear as if the Com- mittee had at their disposal plenty of accommoda- tion for all patients in Wales, but I am informed that the greatest number of them were in existence long before the National Memorial was started, and the Committee have no control over their manage- ment nor can they claim to send any patients to any of them except as an act of grace. It seems to me therefore that the report is most misleading. I also understand that when the National Memorial started their campaign they stated that if they could collect .£300,000 they would not ask the public for any more money. Now they have collected over £ 200,000 and with the capital grant of £ 84,000 the X300,000 is nearly made up-yet, they ask for all contributions from Insurance Committees (9d per head per every insured person) a id rate throughout Wales and an equivalent amount from the Treasury (the Hobhouse Grant). The Guardians at Mertbyr opened a new sana- torium a few weeks ago. This was built indepen- dent :of your Committee-am I to understand the latter are to have no control over pauper cases ? The paupers as a class contain a large percentage of consumptives and the scheme of your Memorial Committee will be quite futile unless they undertake the treatment of paupers. This would increase the Association's expenses enormously, but in any scheme for the conquest of consumption these above all others should be treated. In several counties in England the Sanatorium Onicer also acts as School Medical Officer and carries out some Public Health duties. Why can- not your Officers do likewise? This would be a great saving in expense and would give the rights to the Sanatorium Officer of entering all bouses which he has not -now. With further reference to your letter it seems to me that JeveD by your own admission the income will be insufficient by one third of £6,300 (about £ 2,000). From what source is this to be provided, as the half-penny is insufrlcient even with the whole ;E6,300 ? As regards the capital grant from the Treasury, this amounts to X84,000, if all the counties in Wales come into the scheme and continue in it, but otherwise this sum will be insufficient. From the outset I was always of the -opinion that the only way that tuberculosis could be controlled or stamped out was to start at the root and improve the dwellings and the ways of living of the people, the latter specially, as the former is receiving attention now. It is quite useless sending a patient to a sanatorium for a few weeks or months if he has to return to the same surroundings and the more I can learn about the Welsh National Memorial, the more I am convinced that I have no reason to change my opinion. I thank you however for answering my first letter, bnt I must tell you that I shall not support your views at the County Council. Ifours faithfully, (Signed) W. G. EATON EVANS. The Secretary, Welsh National Memorial Association, Westgate Street, Cardiff. BASED ON MISCONCEPTIONS. January 9th, 1914. Sir,—I thank you for your letter of January 7, acknowledging the receipt of my letter to you of November 21 last, in which I replied very fully to all the points which you raised in your letter to me of November 19. As you do not, in your letter of January 7, repeat the points contained in your letter of November 19,1 assume that my answers, together with the contents of our annual report, satisfy you. I am therefore very sorry to read in the concluding paragraph of your letter now in hand, that you are determined not to support the inclusion of Pembrokeshire within the scheme of the Association. This is all the more regrettable because all the fresh points raised in your letter of January 7 are obviously based on misconceptions. The annual report, with which you have been supplied, contains on page 17 the estimates of the Association in respect of the year 1913, shewing that the estimated total cost of treatment of all persons suffering from tuberculosis in Wales would be £ 80,000. This being so, it must be clear that the Association cannot, out of its own funds, find all this money, even had it at its disposal, which it has not, an invested fund of £ 300,000. It is true that the National Memorial, in organising the national cam- Paign for collections, declared that if a fund of *300,000 was forthcoming, there would be no need of I a second collection, but there was never any inten- tion that the Memorial,with a fund of £ 300,000 should extend free treatment to everybody in Wales suffering from tuberculosis. When the Memorial started, the only Institutions in Wales and Monmouthshire dealing with tubercul- osis were the West Wales Sanatorium with 25 beds, and the Penbesgyn Home with eight beds. To-day the Association has at its disposal 302 beds in hospital and 281 beds in sanatoria, and the large majority of these are in Institutions provided by or under the control of the Association. Your state- ment that the annual report of the Association is "most misleading" in this respect is quite nn- 1 warranted. The Association makes no differentiation against .paupers. The object of the Association being the abolition, the prevention and treatment of tuber- culosis, it seeks to extend treatment to all who are in need of it, and when all the Institutions of the Association are complete, there will be accom- modation for all sufferers. The Department Committee on tuberculosis have laid it down in their interim report that the Tuberculosis Officer shall be a whole time officer, independent of control by any other medical man so far as bis clinical duties are concerned, and the Association is carrying out the policy thus laid down. The answer to your query as to the sources of income of the Association is supplied in para- graph F Income for maintenance," which appears at the bottom of page 16 and on page 17 of the annual report. It is contemplated under the scheme that any deficit will be provided jointly by the County Councils and the Treasury. The connection between the housing conditions of the people and the prevalence of Tuberculosis is a very close one, and I am very glad to read your remarks on this point. The County Councils and the District Councils are armed with very consider- able powers to deal with this phase of'the question, and the Association hopes to bring its influence to bear upon local authorities to carry out their statutory duties in this respect. I am, Sir, Your obedient Servant, (Sgd.) GWILYM HUGHES Secretary. W. G. Eaton-Evans, Esq. Secreta.ry. Solicitor, Haverfordwest. .———————————————
"VERY IGNORANT INDEED." (JOUNTY COUNCIL CRITICISED. COUNTY COUNCIL CRITICISED. LADY ST. DAVIDS' TASK. At a meeting of the Council of the Welsh National Memorial Association at Cardiff on Friday, Mr D. W. Evans said that the clerk to the Pembroke- shire County Council had written asking if the association was prepared to enter into arrangements whereby the Council would get certain beds in sanatoria belonging to the association. The reply sent was that by a resolution passed many months ago it was impossible for the association to enter into any part arrangements with the County Council. The hope was also expressed that the Pembrokeshire County Council would not be different from every other Council in Wales, but would join in the scheme. (Hear, bear). The County Council were further asked to receive a deputation from the association at the next meeting. Perhaps the Pembrokeshire representatives would give some hope that Wales was not to be divided on this important question, and that Pembrokeshire would join with the other counties. Mr T. H. Edwards. Pembroke Dock, in moving that a deputation wait upon the Council, said be felt that it was a disgrace to Pembrokeshire that it should be outside the Council. Alderman T. Parry seconded. Alderman S. N. Jones: But will they receive a deputation ? It is useless passing a resolution unless they consent to receive us. Mr T. H. Edwards: If the Council refuse to receive a deputation from the association the sooner the public are informed of it the better. Mr Howard Griffith (St. Davids) said be was ashamed to stand up for Pembrokeshire on that occasion. The position of affairs, shortly, was this- that the majority of the members of the County Council were very ignorant indeed. (Laughter). There were three or four members who were militant men, and who were opposed to the Memorial. There were a good many in favour of joining, but they were good-tempered and slow, and they did not press the matter forward very much. (Alderman S. N. Jones: Send the women down there. Laughter). The question of receiving a deputation was discussed at the last meeting of the Council; the four militant men said No, we don't want them here," and the matter was allowed to drift. He could not say whether the Council would refuse auother request to meet a deputation, but he hoped they would not. Lady St. Davids said that although she was not on the Council she was glad to have an opportunity of expressing her warm sympathy with the Memorial. =that a national movement ws more likely to succeed in its work than any separate movement. She urged those Pembrokeshire people who believed in the Memorial to call little meetings in every borough, to go round and see their friends, and also ask those gentlemen who were experts on the ques- tion to stay with them and help them to bring pressure on the members of the County Council. For her own part, she would do her best next week to see individual members of the Council and endea- vour to persuade them of their error in holding aloof from this national movement. Direct representation of Poor Law authorities on the Council of the Association was refused.
Pembrokeshire New Scheme. MR. T. H. EDWARDS'S CRITICISMS. Mr T. H. Edwards, Pembroke Dock, writes to say that he understands that the Pembrokeshire Public Health Committee propose to submit to the next meeting of the Pembrokeshire County Council the following extraordinary scheme for the treatment of tuberculosis in the county of Pembroke, and will. advocate its adoption as an alternative to joining hands with the King Edward VII. Welsh National Memorial Association—a course which has been followed by all the County Councils and County Borough Councils in Wales and Monmouthshire:— PROPOSED TUBERCULOSIS SCHEME. Cost per annum. x 1. Provision for 18 beds in Sanatoria at 30s per week per bed 1404 2. Temporary Hospital of IS beds including land and furniture at a capital cost not exceeding £ 1,700. Capital cost (less X1020 treasury grant) repayable in 10 or 15 years interest at 4 per cent 83 3. Maintenance of 18 patients in Hospital at 25s per week 1170 4. The establish-nent of a Central Dispensary at Haverfordwest in connection with the County Medical Officer's offices. 25 Furniture of Central Dispensary, capital cost £50 repayable in 10 years at 4 per cent 6 5. Branch Dispensaries at Cardigan Town, St. Davids, Fishguard, Tenby and Pem- broke Dock at £5 each 25 6. Dispensary Tuberculosis Officer who shall also act as Assistant County Medical Officer and carry out such duties as the Council may require: annual salary 350 7. Nurse and staff per annum. 100 Five shelters ar £8 each 40 Tuberculin and drugs 100 Note.—It is proposed that the administra- tion work should be undertaken by the County Medical Officer and his staff. Pending the establishment of a small county laboratory specimens should be sent as heretofore to the Clinical Research Society. 3303 Less.—From Insurance Committee X720, 3303 at 9d per member; Guardians, £280 1000 at 9d pei. I Less 50 per cent Hobbouse grant. 1151 Leaving to be borne by County £ 1152 He does not think that the contribution from the Guardians will be forthcoming, and concludes :— Let the Pembrokeshire County Council adopt this precious Scheme, and they will find themselves immediately faced with the need of at least a penny rate to meet the deficit that must accrue. It ia assumed, again,—the whole scheme is based on assumption—that the Treasury grant of xilbi to- wards capital cost can be had for the asking. But is this so ? I very seriously doubt it. Have the legal advisers of the Committee satisfied themselves that the Insurance Commissioners, acting under Section 82 (4) of the Insurance Act, 1911. may not come to the conclusion, after having "regard to the pro- vision of such institutions which may have been made, or may be proposed to be made by the King Edward VII. Welsh National Memorial Association, which is specifically named in that connection in Section 42 (a) of the Amending Act, 1913-may the Commissioners, I ask, not decline to make or approve a grant in aid" of the Pembrokeshire scheme. The attitude of the Pembrokeshire Health Com- mittee is to me incomprehensible, unless their policy be to cut their nose to spite their face." But are the ratepayers of Pembrokeshire prepared to pay for this luxury. ?
LOCAL PRIZE WINNERS AT BIR-I MINGHAM DOG SHOW. At the Birmingham Dog Show held on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in last week, Mrs James Wilson, of High Street, practically won everything she competed for. whilst Mr George Carrow also had quite a good day. Mr Fred W. Lewis's Roger Bach enjoyed the unusual experience of being turned out without a card. Mr Wm. Lewis of the Haverfordwest County Club, was the judge. The following are the results u Puppy Dog.-Ist and 4 specials, Mrs J. Wilson's "Llangwm"; 3, J. H. Howell, M.F.H. Jubert." J4 entries. Novice Dog.—1st and 1 special, Mrs J. Wilson's U LIangwm" r, J. H. Howell, M.F.H., "Jubert." 25 entries. Open Dog.—2nd, Mrs J. Wilson's Rhos Baron vhc, Mrs J. Wilson's The Counsellor." 21 entries. Puppy Bitches.-2od, H. Fowler's "Druidstone Snow" 3rd, Mrs J. Wilson's Ira." 19 entries. Novice Bitches.—H. Fowler's Druidstone Snow 3rd, Mrs J. Wilson's Ira"; c, J. H. Howell, M.F.H., Ruby." 25 entries. lOpeD Bitchea.-let, G. Carrow's Carita 11; vhc, J. H. Howell, M.F.H, "Pearl," and c with S. Ruby." There were 18 entries. Championship Bitch.—G. Carrow's Carita." Dogs and bitches under 141b.-Ist, Mrs J. Wilson's Tintara r., Fred W. Lewis's Brazen Gipsy c., Mrs Lloyd, Pentypark, Pentypark Babette." Eight entries. Dogs and Bitches holding working certificate.- I at- Mrs J. Wilson's "Rhos Baron," and r. with "The Councillor," 6 entries. Team.—Mrs J. Wilstn's. Four entries.
HAVERFORDWEST LADY MISSING. LEFT PORTHCAWL A WEEK j AGO. CONCERN OF RELATIVES. Deep concern is felt at Haverfordwest over the mysterious disappearance from Porthcawl a week ago of Miss Annie Rees, daughter of Mr James Rees, J.P. Miss Rees's distressed relatives still believe that she has gone to visit some friends, but up to the present the most extensive inquiries have failed to elicit any information as to her whereabouts. The disquieting features of her disappearance are that she left her purse behind and that she has since drawn no money from the bank. Had she gone to see some friends it is reasonable to suppose that having omitted to take her purse she would have gone to the nearest bank. For some time past Miss Rees had been staying at the Bungalow Hotel, facing Locks Common, Porth- cawl. After undergoing an operation she had been in a depressed state and for over a month she was taken about in a bath chair. As she recovered she went down to the rocks at Porthcawl to read and was making excellent progress. On Sunday week she left her hotel, where she was staying with her father, at 8 o'clock in the morning, apparently intending to go for a walk, for she left her purse, money and other property at the hotel. This was the last time she was seen, and inquiries made by the police and relatives have failed to trace her since. The police at Porthcawl, Bridgend and other places adjacent have been informed of the occurrence and have circulated the following description of Miss Rees :-She is 5ft. 5in. in height, of stoutish build, with brown eyes and fresh complexion. When she left home she was wearing, among other articles of apparel, a brown skirt and a mackintosh. On Sunday and Monday last a thorough search was made of the sea coast near Porthcawl for about teu miles, but without result.
University of Cambridge. LOCAL EXAMINATION, DECEMBER, 1913. SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES AT THE HAVERFORDWEST CENTRE. Senior Division.—M. E. Dutton, Hill House College (The Misses Davies); C. E. Gwatkin, Tasker's High School (Miss G. James, B.Sc.); M. M. Mabe, Narberth Intermediate School (MrJ. Morgan, M. A.); J.Han- cock, The Grammar School (Mr P. R. Hooper, M.A.); G. W. V. Parry, The Grammar School; C. J. Williams, The Grammar School). Junior Division. B. M. Hughes, Hill House College (The Misses Davies). Preliminary.—B. T. Baring-Gould, Hill House College (The Misses Davies) J. Hyde, Hill House College (The Misses Davies); E. J. Thomas, Hill House College); A. E. Vincent, third class honours (private tuition); M M. T. Evans, first class honours (private tuition).
"A DRUNKEN FREAK." MARRIED A SECOND WIFE. < HAVERFORDWEST TIN CAN BAND RECALLED. NEARLY MARRIED AGAIN. At Pembroke petty sessions on Saturday, Alfred John Wright, a gunner in the R.G.A., stationed at Pembroke Dock, was charged with marrying Paulina Taylor on November 13th, 1909. his wife, Efchel May Wright, whom he had married in 1906, being then alive. LIVELY WALK TO HAVERFORDWEST STATION. Supt. Thomas said on the 30tb April, 1906, the accused married Miss Ethel May Snell at Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, where she resided. After Jiving with her for two years, he deserted her and two children. The accused enlisted into the R.G.A. at Leicester on July 12, 1909, as George Wright. Eventually he was stationed at South Hook Fort, Milford Haven, and there met Mrs Pauline Taylor, a widow, whom he married at Pembroke on Novem- ber 13, 1909. On that occasion he signed himself as a bachelor. lu 1910 Mrs Taylor, in consequence of something she had heard, went to Haverfordwest. She visited Archdeacon Hilbers, the rector of St. Thomas's Parish, and after having heard what she had to say, he showed her the register of banns that had been announced. In that book she saw the name of the man she thought was that of her hus- band and a woman named Bowen. She went to the home of Miss Bowen, and there found her husband. He accompanied her home and on the way to the station they were met by a tin can band, and their walk to the station was a lively one. Continuing, Superintendent Thomas said the accused had contemplated a third marriage, but he was glad to say they apprehended him in time, or be might have been in trouble with still another young lady. "ONLY A DRUNKEN FREAK." Pauline Taylor said accused told her he was a single man. Witness told of her visit to Haver- fordwest and of her interview with Archdeacon Hilbers. She said that when questioned accused said, It was only a drunken freak. I have one wife and I meant no harm." She received several blows from tin cans which were hurled at him on the way to the station, and had not been able to move for a week after. For eight months after his removal to Hong Kong he sent her regularly 24s a month, of which she paid His for apartments. In 1911 she communicated with the military authorities as to her husband s whereabouts, and a communica- tion from Hong Kong came back stating that a claim for maintenance for the first wife bad also been received. The accused returned from Hong Kong in December, and since then she had met him twice. On both occasions he had molested her and asked her to go and live with him, but she bad refused. P. C Mills gave evidence of arrest. One of the magistrates asked the constable where he had found accused. Superintendent Thomas said they had met him coming from Pennar, where he believed accused had been to see another probable Mrs Wright. Continuing, the constable said he brought him to the police station where, having been cautioned, accused said, If she can "pIck me out it is all right. I have only got one wife. COMMITTED TO ASSIZES. I Accused was committed for trial at the Assizes. I
WHAT IS A LIVING WAGE ? Ti the Kditor of the jfilford Haven Telegraphy SIR,-Would you insert in your next issue of your valuable paper a few comments by one of your regular readers exiled in Kent, on the subject of roadmen's wages. I am very pleased to read that the District Council have decided to pay their road- men a living wage, but it wold be very interesting to ua in Kent to know what is a wage. We must start from somewhere as a foundation. Am I to understand that it is the intentionof the Council to base their argument ?It m the salaries of the Town Clerk or Surveyor? K so, well L*r,es Haver- fordwest. I believe tea and sugar and bacon are the same price to the roadmen as to the ot er officials, and 1 don't think they ask you m any of your shops what you are by profession. Glad to see. you alao intend to take up the bousing of the workmg class. If you are in earnest about municipal houses, do it yourselves. He that shall be free must strike the blow for himself next November. Yours &c.. ￼ Y°UrM&C H. G s: 10, Gardiner Street, M. j i. GR .IFFITHS. Gillingham, Kent. THE PROPOSED NEW INFANTS' SCHOOL. SIB,—Allow me a small "Pam in yo?coiumnaM utter a word of warning to the ParenH and 5 payers of the town of Haverfordwest. It may not be generally known that there is a very deter!Dmed opposition being put forth by a certam aecUonM the friends of the Established Church to the scheme for erecting a new infants' school on the same sice as the new girls' school now in contemplation, and to retain the present wretched premises in Dew Street as an infants' school. Some of the arguments expressed by these friends are, that we are putting the ratepayers to needless expense, and that tho present building can be so improved by spending upon it a few hundred pounds, as to make it all that it is required to be, viz., sanitary, commodious, and convenient. Now, as to the expense, the fact that the Government Loan Is spread over such a lengthy period, and the interest of that divided amongst the ratepayers of the county, makes the rate so infinitesimally small, that it will be scarcely felt at all. But supposing we do feel it a little. Is not the present comfort and the future well-being of the infants enough to compen- sate for the outlay on a new school ? At present the little children have to spend about five or six hours of each day in a room where not a single ray of sun- shine can enter during the whole of the summer, and where every window faces the north-except one, and this is only about twelve inches square, and is fixed in the very top of the pine end, through which, if any sun enters, it is for the benefit of the rafters and the ceiling, and not the children. Surely in these days cf modern buildings, and when sun- shine and fresh air are the cry of all sanitary reformers, our Town Council, which has to meet half the expense of a new school, will pub the growth, the physical and mental development of the children before any narrow, sectarian or sordid consideration, and give their hearty and united support to the scheme of the Education Authority, and that we shall see a new infants' school worthy of the town and county, as well as in every way to answer the modern requirements of this rapidly advancing age. Yours &c., A RATEPAYER..«
I Milford Haven News. ABTIFlOJAL TARTS.—Edward England, Limited, new attends at Mr Meyler. Chemist, Carries Street, Milford Haven, every Monday. See lar, advertise- ment. Estimates free. English and American Artificial Teeth. Teeth fixed by the Company's Pttent Suction, requiring no fastening. For articulation tind eating they are equal to the natural teeth, MR. J. H. LLEWELLIN, Hamilton Terrace, Qualified Ophthalmic Optician, is in attendance daily, and will be plea.sect to give advice to anyone whose eyesight is defective; also to provide Spectacles (if such are necessary) after a thorough and careful testing. THE SAME OLD ERNEST. Ernest Palmer, a local character, made another appearance at a special police court on Thursday before Col. Roberts and Mr Robert Cole, in the same nonchalant mood and presenting a pitiable appear- ance. He was charged with being drunk and dis- orderly and assaulting the police. The police testimony showed that on the previous day Palmer was observed in Hamiltou Terrace ringing the bells of various residences and making himself objection- able. Some time afterwards, P.C. Flynn saw him coming out of the shop of Mr J. L. Evans in Warwick Road, and he then took him into custody. He struck the constable, who got him on to the ground, and defendant began to struggle and kick. Evidence as to his conduct was also given by P.C. Lewis and Mr Victor Cleaver, clerk at Messrs Robinson, David, & Co.'s Sawmills. Defendant was sent to Carmarthen gaol for six weeks' hard labour *• CHARITY FOOTBALL. The match announced for last Thursday between teams representing married and single of the fish- market was played on the Stars ground, Priory Road, in the presence of quite a good crowd. Whilst the game produced no end of fun, there was also noticed a spirit of keen rivalry amongst some of the players and the bachelors were unable to go even one^better than the benedicts. The scoring was of the tall order and eight goals were equally divided, .1-4. The game was thoroughly enjoyed by the spectators who bad a good sixpenny worth of mirth as well as the satisfaction of assisting the players and promoters in a good cause. "AN EVENING WITH BEETHOVEN." A very interesting evening was spent by the mem- bers of the Tabernacle People's Guild on Wednesday evening. Miss Phoebe James presided over a good attendance and a paper was given by Mr Gwilym Thomas, B.A., of the County School, entitled "An evening with Beethoven," in the course of which the chief landmarks of the various musicians were touched on and several ancedotes relating to the life of Beethoven told. A pianist of marked ability the lecturer was able to supplement his remarks by practical treatment on the piano of some of the master's works, including parts of the Appasionata, the Pathetic and Moonlight Sonatas, all of which helped to make the evening enjoyable. Before dispersing a presentation was made Mr Thomas in commemoration of his recent marriage and in appreciation of his services to the Guild. The pre- sentation consisted of a handsomely/bound volume of Longfellow's poems, and was made on behalf of the members by the president, the Rev. D. Garro Jones. Mr Thomas feelingly returned thanks for the gift. iIf FLEETWOOD MEN IN TROUBLE. At the police court on Friday, before Mr J. B. Gaskell and Dr. W. S. Griffith, William Greenwell, fisherman, who bad come round in one of the Mil- ford trawlers trading at Fleetwood, was charged with being drunk and disorderly the previous night in Point Street, Hakin. P.C. John gave evidence, stating that he saw defendant drank and making use of bad language. When requested by the officer to discontinue his conduct he refused and in conse- quence he was taken into custody. A fine of 2s 6d, no costs, was imposed. At the same court James Power, trimmer on the steam trawler Undea, one of the local trawlers at Fleetwood, was charged under the Merchant Ship- ping Act with refusing to join his ship and go to sea. He had been taken before the Customs authorities and refused to join the vessel, stating that he con- sidered she was not seaworthy. He was then taken into custody and repeated his determination before the bench. Mr H. Morse, from the offices of the owners, Messrs Sellick, Morley & Price, appeared and said that defendant got on the spree and did not want to join the ship. The justices sent him to prison for 14 days. THE COUNTY SCHOOL. I Two old pupils Miss Hetta Garro Jones and Mr Hubert F. Day, have distinguished themselves by taking first classes in their terminal examinations at Aberystwith and Bangor respectively. M]ss Garro Jones has had the honour of being elected on the Students' Council and Mr Day has been chosen president of the freshers. These honours augur well for their future.—Thomas G. Lewis, son of Mr Lewis, shoemaker, Hakin, has received an appoint- ment at the Board of Education, Whitehall, as the result of a competitive examination. I I SPECIAL SERVICES. The Rev. D. Garro-Jones conducted a special service at the Tabernacle Congregational Church on Sunday evening and took as his text from Psalm 131), in which the Psalmist declares the impossibility of fleeing from God. Following this the preacher read the remarkable pocin6f Francis Thompson The Hound of Heaven," and said that this poem is the 20th century's expression of the Psalmists convic- tion and appears to him to h%ye been founded on that psalm. He presented to the congregation the significance of the poem, not from the clerical standpoint, but from the standpoint of human I nature, of man's essential need of God and of God's essential need of man. Some of our readers may not be aware that Francis Thompson was the son of a physician at Preston and was intended for his father's profession. He wrote for five years the Hound of Heaven," being his roost remarkable production, and this has won for the anthor an un- doubted immortality. The sermon left a deep impression upon the congregation which included officers of the fleet. At the North Road Baptist Church the Rev. Ernest V. Tidman, A.T.S., held the first of a series of monthly services for young people and had a large congregation. He preached an earnest and appeal- ing sermon from the words What think ye of Christ ?" These services promise to be very suc- cessful. PICTURE .PLACE. I As we announced some weeks ago, Mr Soephan, the manager of the Robert Street Picture Palace, had secured a series of exclusive big productions and these are now in course of circuit and as was only to be expected are proving a great draw, This week's selection comprise" The heart of an artist for the first three nights. To-night (Wednesday) only the star will be that sensational drama, The rival airmen," a truly thrilling picture. Then again everyone likes detective work cleverly portrayed and this will be seen to-morrow and Friday night in The water rat." The pictures mentioned are the specials, but of course in addition to these there is that enthralling story of What happened to Mary," and a crowd of comedy, dramatic, and travel films with Pathe's Gazette. Miss Daisy Harries, A.L.C.M., in her up-to-date chorus songs is winning golden opinions every week. Readers are reminded of the great production of Lord Lytton's novel, The last days of Pompeii," February 5, 6 and 7, that most gigantic of all cinematograph undertakings. Early bookings are advised for this and seats may be booked at the Palace or at Uplands, Great North Road. WESLEY GUILD. I A well-attended meeting of the Wesley Guild was held under the Christian service section in the Church Parlour on Monday night, and Mr A. E. Fielder presided. An address on Christian Service was given by Councillor R. Sinnett, Haverfordwest, in which he emphasised the pre-eminence of prayer, the importance of young people taking hold of small opportunities which often lead to great results. Speaking of the reading of Scriptures he advocated the use of a large type Bible, which made it easier to study and tended to intensify interest in the sacred pages. The Chairman and Rev. G. J Chamberlain also spoke on the subject. Mrs A. Powell was the accompanist. FISH TRADE AND TRAFFIC. I There was a slight improvement in the quantities landed last week, attributable chiefly to a couple of good trips from the far south. In the early part prices maintained the level of previous weeks but on Wednesday there was a decided drop all round in consequence of improved supplies at other places, but even then hake sold ataos for English and 503 for Morocco, with small hake at 38s per kit. Soles especially suffered and the low prices realised were almost a record in this respect for the port, for the highest figure reached wasf4 and came down as low as ti 7s 6d. A good quantity was landed, a remark which applies to other places, egpecially Fleetwood, and this probably accounts for the slump in that direction. Plaice an d lemon sole proved an excep- tion to most other ktnds for the amount caught is so small that they keep very dear. The rougher kinds on the whole are making satisfactory prices and compare well with most markets. The tonnage for the week showed an increase of about 126 tons and the quantity despatched for the week was 440 tons. •* « "BONNIB SCOTLAND" AT WADBROOK'S. [ The success of the wonderful production of The gathering of the Clans of bonnie Scotland" at Wadbrook's this week has fully borne out last week's prophecies and has beeu described as a real paralyser in its effect. Nothing like it has been seen in the town before and may not be presented again. The magnificent scenery, has been done by Mr Scard's scenic artist. The spectacle itself is brilliant and performed by local children, and seeing that they were trained in the short space of ten hours under the direction of Mr W. C. Selkirk of Earl's Court fame, the effect is truly remarkable Dressed in Scotch attire the juveniles take the songs., dances, etc., perfectly, and some of the individual members brought down the house. The perform- ance, it goes without saying, is attracting large houses. In addition George Jackson, the favourite comedian, is on the stage for this week and the pictures are all of the best.
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Milford Haven Baptists. I RECOGNITION SERVICES OF NEW PASTOR. TRIBUTES TO THE KEY. E. V. ? TIDMAN. Many impressive tributes were paid to the Rev. Ernest V. Tidman. A.F.S., the new paster of the North Road Baptist Church, Milford Haven, on the occasion of the recognition services !ast Thursday. Prominent Baptists were present from Haverford- west, and from the rural districts outside Milford Haven, whilst the Nonconformists of Milford turned out in large numbers to extend to the new pastor the heartiest of welcomes. Mr Tidman created a very favourable impression and much good is expected from his ministry at Milford Haven. AFTERNOON SERVICE. The afternoon service, wnich was well attended, was conducted by the Rev. E. V. Tidman. The Lesson was read by the Rev. J. A. Davies, Sandy Haven and Marloes, and the Rev. G. J Chamberlain offered prayer. An eloquent sermon was preached by the Rev. B. Grey Griffiths, B.D., the paster of Tredegarville chapel, Cardiff, a large and flourishing church with about b00 members. The preacher who has a style all his own. had many suggestive things to say ou the text. Thanks be to God for his unspeakable gift." The unspeakable gift was better translated "indescribable" ("unfathomable 11 would perhaps be a better word still) gifts were given to men and women not for their own exclusive I use but to help those round and about us. It was the great economy of God that we were not made unto ourselves but were intended to develop each other's insufficiency. We were all dependent on each other in things mental, material and spiritual, and by mutual aid we grew into the perfect life. Dean Inge said the otoer da.# that if a preacher turned even five men to God he had done a marvellous thing. The world was about as sad and sorrowful a place as it could be, and if one man could make another man sing a song it was a glorious thing. He did not think that people bad any right to speak of an unfinished life," and of all things be could not stand it was a broken column in the cemetery. Mr Griffiths went on to speak of "cheerful giving" but gifts should be given with some purpose in the scheme of things, and the gifts came back to the giver, not in material things, but in other wavs which went to enrich and to deepen life. I PUBLIC TEA. At five o'clock a public tea was held in the large and commodious central hall belonging to the Tabernacle Congregational Church. The arrange- ments left nothing to be desired, and the following ladies were very attentive to the wants of the visitors Mrs H James, Mrs F P Gwyther, Mrs David George (Deems Hill), Mrs Barnes, Mrs Watkinson, Mrs R Lewis, Miss Jackson, Miss F Mathias, Miss Mathias, Miss Clarke, Miss Sarah htbias, Mrs John Rees, Mrs George Lewis, Miss j Marchant, Miss Carter, Mrs E N Jones, Miss George, Mrs P Thomas, Mrs D H Young, Mrs Henry Thomas, Mrs J W Price, Miss E Marshall, Mrs Jonathan Mathias, Miss Mathias, Miss Hurcombe, Mrs T J Clarke, Miss Myhill, Mrs John Mathias, Miss Adams, Mrs F Lewis, Mrs E Lewis, Mrs J Millar, Miss John, assisted by a large number of helpers. EVENING MEETING. In the evening a public meeting was held when the ciiapel was crowded. Rev. Owen D. Campbell, M.A., Haverfordwest, presided, and amongst those present wereRevs. T V Tidman, D Garro-Jones, G J Chamberlain, R Evans (Reboboth), T E Gravell (Cold Inn), E Lawrence (Sardis and Pope Hill), J W Evans (Thornton). W Prosser and B Grey Griffiths. Prayer was offered by the Rev. E Lawrence. The Chairman, at the outset, referred to many pleasant visits he had paid to the North Road Chapel, and went on to say that they were met for the purpose of extending a hearty welcome to Mr Tidman on taking up the pastorate of that church. (Applause). He sympathised very deeply with Mr Tidman that evening because he knew something of the feelings of a minister when he was wrenched from a people whom he had learnt to love and who bad learnt to Jove him, and he could understand very well something of the trembling fears that blend with joyous anticipation that filled Mr Tidman's heart that night. Fervently did be wish, and the wish resolved itself into a prayer, that those fears may he dispelled and those anticipations ful- filled. He beseecbed the Church at North Road to regard their minister's iniluence as very sacred and to lose no opportunity of encouraging him. He quoted a remark of the late Dr. Dale" If you love me tell me so." If they loved Mr Tidman he was sure from what he heard of them, they would tell him so and if h's ministry was blest to them, tell him so. They must remember that Mr Tidman's ministry would not always be on the high level of that meeting. There would be times of depression when their pastor would need the kind and gentle words of encouragement and sympathy. He urged them to be regular in their attendance. He had heard it said that a well filled pulpit makes a well filled church. Of that be was not qaite sure but he was sure of this, a well filled church would make a well filled pulpit. It was not easy to talk to a timber yard or speak to empty pews. Church and pastor must co-operate. They must not think that Mr Tidman could fill the church unaided. To a large extent responsibility rested with the members of the church. In all things he asked them to cultivate the peaceful spirit. It might be a question whether war j between nations was ever good, but he was more and more convinced of this, that war in any churoh was suicidal. No contentious church was ever really and truly a prosperous church. They should pray for the peace of their Jerusalem. As the future unveiled itself he hoped it would realise every true and sacred hope and expectation that Mr Tidman cherished that night. In conclusion, Mr Campbell said it was with great joy that he noticed their late minister, Mr Prosser, amongst them that evening. (Applause). MANY TRIBUTES. Mr Jones, the church sec., read letters regretting absence from a large number of ministers and others. Rev. J. M. Jones, Newport, wrote "You have in Mr Tidman one of the choicest men who will prove a faithful minister." Rev. B. C. Evans, Neylaud. regretted that his engagements prevented his attending the services. Rev. W. Rees (Har- mony), on behalf of the Pembrokeshire Baptist Association, extended a hearty welcome to Mr Tidman and resolutions of regret at Mr Tidman's departure and wishing him every success in his new sphere were received from the Executive of the East Glamorgan Baptist Association and of the Council of the same body. Reference was made to Mr Tidman's valuable services to the Association as member of the council and as secretary for many years of the Metthyr and Aberdare district, to the high esteem in which he was held, and to Mrs Tidman's many gracious qualities. The latter., added the President of the Association, was an ideal minister's wife. Letters of warrra commenda- tion were also received from the Principals, Pro- fessors and fellow-students at Cardiff Baptist College, I don't know any minister for whom I have a more sincere regard," wrote Mr AmbroseJi. Hopkins, of the South Wales Baptist College, while another letter referred to Mr Tidman's character, culture, commonsense and consecration," sulogised his splendid business abilities, his keen sense of justice, his taot, and to the ''sweetness and charm of Mrs Tidman's personality." The Principal of the College, Rev. W. Edwards, described Mr Tidman as "one of the best Baptists in Wales," referred to his college course as "highly sliecessf at," and stated that his ministry at Mountain Ash was characterised by continued growth and prosperity.' Rev. James Owen, the veteran Baptist leader of Swansea, wrote that Mr Tidman would be an acquisition to his (Mr Owen's) old county of Pembroke, as he was a preacher of no mean order, possessing a bright and sunny optimism. Mr Tidman bad been chairman of the urban council of Mountain Ash, but bis influence extended far beyond that town. Similar appreciative letters were received from the Rev. D. Arthur Kinsey, Bradford, and the Rev. D. Hussev, a former minister of North Road, and now secretary of the Monmouthshire Baptist Association, while P, resolution of regret and good wishes was forwarded by the Primitive Methodist Connexion at Mountain Ash. Mr Thomas John, the senior deacon at North Road, extended a hearty welcome to Mr Tidman and family, referring to the new minister as devoted and broadminded," and as a man who possessed no narrow and cramped soul, Mr D. T. Pearce, on behalf of the Sunday School, associated himself with Mr John's remarks and mentioned that the Sunday School was instrumental in discovering Mr Tidman, whose interest in the children was manifest. He appealed for the co- operation of all the young people with a view to building up a church which would influence and dominate the district. Mr Pearce mentioned that Mr Tidman intended to make services for young people a feature of his ministry and that these special services would be held monthly. They hoped Mr Tidman would have as long and as Ijappy a pastorate with them as his predecessor, Mr Prosser. kappiatise.) Mr Thomas Narbett, secretary of Mr Tidman's old church at Mountain Ash, remarked that Pembrokeshire was the home of his fathers and his mothers, the county he loved best in the whole of the British Isles. (Applause.) He described Mr Tidman's successful work at Mountain Ash, referring to Mr Tidman as the best preacher in all the vaUey and Mrs Tidman was a bigh-souled lady, kind and sympathtlc, and if they took care of her and used her well she would give them of her best. Mr A. J. Kent, Sunday school superintendent at the church at Mountain Ash, also spoke in high terms of Mr Tidman's services to the cause in the town and district. Rev. 13,. Grey Griffiths next addressed the meet- ing. He said that Mr Tidrnan was a man of great common-sense and they could always rely on his good oouncil, Rev, J. W. Evans, Thornton, added his tribute to the others, referring to Pembrokeshire as a county of loyal Baptists and as a county which had produced some of the greatest Baptist preachers. He appealed to the churches for that co-operation which was strength. Rev. D. Garro-Jones and others also spoke. Rev. W. H. Prosser, pastor of North Road for 22 years, who received an exceedingly warm reception, in a very touching and earnest address spoke of the happy and successful years he had enjoyed in that pastorate. When he came there was a large debt to remove but with their hearty co-operation it bad long been one of the things of the past. He feelingly spoke of the many now departed who bad appreciated his ministry, and of the service they had rendered to the Church. He believed there were many still who cherished a deep affection for him,, and expressed a hope that the new pastor would have every blessing and success in bis work. Rev. E. V. Tidman said that seventeen years ago he went to Mountain Ash and he had experienced a happy, peaceful, and prosperous pastorate in a very congenial environment. He hoped for a similar blessing in Milford lfaven-in fact be confidently expected it for he was directly and deeply convinced that the guiding hand of God had sent him to that locality. He would give his best to North Road Church and to the denomination it was his privilege to love and serve, and as far as opportunity served he would help every church and agency which stood for that righteousness which exalted a nation. The ministry of the pulpit was important and he hoped to give of his best, but the ministry of the whole church was even more important and significant. He urged all the members of the church and congre- gation to do their best and to co-operate together warmly and lovingly. The young people would have his special attention and month by month he hoped to deal with their special perils and problems. Mr Tidman thanked the friends of all the churches repre- sented at the meeting for their presence and good wishes. It was bis fervent hope that the unseen nana which had brought them together would increasingly bless the union.
MILFORD HA YEN DISTRICT NURSING ASSOCIATION. ANNUAL MEETING: THE NEED OF FUNDS. There was a decile(I note of disappointment at the lack of financial support accorded the Milford Haven District Nursing Association at the annual general meeting of the body held at the Council Chamber yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon. This is a regrettable feature, and it speaks much of self-sacrificing zeal of those ladies who devote their time and energies in carrying on this good work in the town from year to year. It is certainly gratifying to find that after thirteen years' noble work for the alleviation of suffering in the homes of the poor and others, the Association still exists, but it is not creditable to the public when we state that the annual subscriptions received in the town, apart from benefits, is only xl. as against £:10 per annum in the early years of the Association. The nursing expenses annually amount to £100, and the time has arrived for some special effort to place the funds of such an indispen- sable institution all a permanent basis. Di. W. S. Griffith presided, and there were present:—:Mrs Brown (president), Mrs Birt, Mrs W. S. Griffith, Mrs J. Lloyd, Mrs Howells (Vicarage), Mrs Hole, lTrs A. M- Jamieson, Mrs J. H. Rowland, Mrs M. W. Howetl, Mrs G. Jones. Mrs Cowlev, Mrs H. Richardson (hon. sec.), and Rev. E. J. Howells, B.D. The Chairman remarked that although the sub- scriptions were about £ 8 more than last year they would have been in a bad wav but for the benefit and dance. On the motion of Rev. E. J. Howells, seconded by Mrs M. W. Howell, the report was adopted. THE FIXAXCKS. The Chairman said there was an idea in the town that as long as they had a deposit account there was no need for subscriptions, but he wished to point out that the deposit account was really intended as a kind of nest egg, a nucleus for the establishment of a nursing home where two nurses would be utilised, and the public must be informed that that was the object of the deposit. (Hear, hear.) Owing to the lack of funds from year to year that account had to b3 drawn upon to make up deficiencies on the current account, but a rule had last year been carried that no money from the deposit fund should be touched until a meeting of the committee had been formed. He regretted to learn that in some cases the nurse had attended, for which subscriptions might have been expected, none were received, and if people who could afford it did not subscribe then he was afraid they would have to make a charge. He should not like this to happen and it was against the object of the Queen Victoria's Jubilee Nursing Insti- tution, but unless subscriptions were received they would have no alternative. The hon. sec. intimated that heads of some of the firms on the Docirs said they could not help them owing to the calls of insurance. She also remarked that when they were without a nurse for a month there was a cry for her services in the town. The Vicar asked if there was not a possibility of getting more of the trawler owners to help them with boxes and the Chairman agreed and suggested that they be approached as the funds were so low. The Vicar proposed that the deposit account be not included in the current account, but be shown separately on the balance sheet as he thought that would not have such a detrimental effect upon the subscriptions next year. The Chairman seconded, and it was agreed. The election of officers was then proceeded with, and the Chairman eulogised the work of the pre- sident, Mrs Brown, who on his motion was re- elected, and also the hon. secretary, Mrs H. Richard- son, who, he said, had rounded 9.11 royaUy during the the year. Mr T. W. Price, L. and P. Bank, was re- appointed treasurer, and the committee were elected as followsMrs Birt, Mrs J. H. Rowland. Mrs E. J. Howells, Mrs M. W. Howell, Mrs G. Jones, Mrs A. M. Jamieson, Mrs C. 1. Hole, Mrs J. Lloyd, and Mrs Cowley. A vote of thanks to the U.D. Council for the use of the chamber was passed.
Dates to be Remembered at Milford Haven. Every night, at 7.15 and 9—Wadbrook's Picture and Variety Palace. Twice nightly at 7 and 9, Picture Palace, Robert Street. Alternate Tuesday evening the Popular Concert at the Bethel. Thursday, January 29th.—First of series of Whist Drives at the Liberal Club. Wednesday, February lIth.-No. 1 Cy. Pembroke R.G.A. (T.F). Grand dance in Masonic Had. Single ticket Is, double 2s. Thursday, February 12th.—North Road Baptist Church young meu's tea and entertainment. Tiokets, 9d each. Thursday, Feb. 19th.-Milford Haven Mile Voice Party. Grand evening concert at the Masonic Hall. Sunday, April 5th.—Tabernacle Congre- pational Church anniversary. Preacher Rev. Emrys James, Pontypridd. Monday, April 6th.—Lecture in connection with the above by Rev. Emrys James.
NEYLAND MEWS. l PRETTY WEDDING. A pretty wedding was solemnized in Greenfield Baptist Church, Llanelly, on Saturday last, the con- tracting parties being Miss L. E. Morris (formerly of Neyland), and Mr W. J, Caughlin, of Llanellv. The officiating minister was the Rev. Gwyne Owen. The bride, who was given away by her uncle, Mr W. A. Harries of Llanelly, was attired in a smart brown costume with hat to match, and was attended by Miss Winifred John of Neyland, who was also dressed in brown. The duties of best man were carried out by Mr T. C. Morgan of Fishguard. The happy couple were the recipients of many valuable presents, • « OPENING OF THE* NEW INSTITUTE. Mondav was a red-letter day in the history of the town of Neyland, the occasion being the opening of the new Institute which has at last secured a permanent home in larger and more commodious premises in what was formerly known as New Milord House. The ever increasing membership and usefulness of the Institution had far outgrown the scanty accommodation available in its former quarters at 71 High Street, and the question of pro- viding more ample and suitable premises had long agitated the minds of the promoters when the opportunity presented itself of acquiring the present bm,cling. It can be truly said that no movement in Neyland has more worthv objects than the Institute, providing as it does opportunities for social intercourse, innocent amusement, and intel- lectual improvement for the youth of the town. That the good work it has done and is doing is appreciated by the public was evident from the large and representative gathering assembled at the open- ing on Monday evening. This was fixed for seven o clock, and punctually at that hour Mrs Grenville Harries, president of the Institute, who was to perform the ceremony, in a few brief sentences, wishing it oonimned success and prosperity, declared the hvuictmg open. The public then filed in and, 1\ many as could, prcceeded to the billiard room where, after several speeches appropriate to the occasion :had been delivered, a musical programme was gone through. Others indulged in whist or dominoes in the adjacent library while some partook of supper in the games room upstairs. The new huilding contains on the ground lioor an extensive library of over a thousand volumes, which claims a large circle of readers. Here upon the wall bangs a painting of the president, Mrs Grenvilie Harries, and amongst others a photo of a former Neyland boy, now Sir William Thorue, in wis robes of office as a former Lord Mayor of Town. Sir William has never during his lojig absence lost touch with his native place, and his interest in all institutions having as their object the welfare of young people is proverbial. He has been a patron of the Neyland I Institute almost since its inception and has bestowed bis generosity most liberally in its support. On the same lioor is the billiard room, newly erected, and fitted with a full-sixe table with seating accommoda- tion, arounct for upwards of sixty people. On- ine second tloor are to be found the games and fading rooms, the former providing facilities for chess draughts, dominoes, etc., while tlw latter is well supplied with the usual daily and weekly news- papers and monthly magazines. At the top of the building are situate a classroom for tnHshnical instruction. te committee room and stores. In addition to the above the Institute running in close association with it the Neyland rugby football and cricket clubs, both of which will be now com- fortably housed. IVr., have no doubt that in these activities the removal to new and better surround- ings will inspire their members with new ideals and thus enable them to regain some of their former prowess in the field. Since its purchase the build- ing has been thoroughly renovated, and everywhere there reigns an air of comfort so lacking 'in the former home. The Committee of the Institute, whose chairman is Councillor II. Thomas, is indeed to be congratulated on the acquisition of such fine premises and we heartily join with its President in1 wishing it continued success and prosperity.
I DEATHS. On January 21st., at 5, Ebeneaer-terrace Carolina I widow of the late Mr William Davies, Pentre Hotel,* Rhond, d,a Valley, aged 74 years. On January 23rd, at the Infirmary, Bavsiiordwest following an operation, the beloved wife of Mr J. Kennedy, scenic artist at White's Picture Palace. On the 2;")th inst., at Salu-igtion Square (suddeDl,), Mr John Lawton, aged G3 years, On the word inst., at Haverfordwest, Mr Peter Hau.on oi Earn Street, aged I,- years. Notices of Births. Marrmges, and Deaths are inserted froe of chrrize. All Anriouncments under the heading of In Memoriam" and" Acknowledg- ments are charged 2s Gd for 4 lines.
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HOW I RUBBED AWAY A STONE OF FAT FROM MY HIPS AND ABDOMEN IN TWO WEEKS TIMEt For years I tried every possible means to hide the excessive fat on my hips and abdomen, it seemed as if it bad accumulated on just the two places that it would be most noticeable. Every- thing that I tried failed to make me any thinner. But thanks to a lady friend who had studied herboristerie, I learned the secret of a harmless plan which enabled me to rub away with ease a stone of useless fat in only two weeks. The plan is so simple and some of my friends seems so giad to know of it that I think there may be sister readers of the Haverfordwest and Milford Haven Telegraph" who have perhaps been longing for this very advice. First, get from any good chemist 1 dram of quassia cbips and 3 ounces of cirola bark extract. Take them home and after putting the quassia chips in a pan pour over it a teacupful of boiling water. When this has stood for about a minute, strain through a cloth and add the cirola bark extract. Then pour the mixture into a bottle and apply it every night and morning with your hands for about ten minutes, using a circular movement. Each time you can almost see some of the fat melt away. At first I thought it must be a dream, but when I measured there was no longer any doubt. I soon grew too slender for my clothes and had to have them taken in, but it was a pleasure to do it. and I shall feel eternally grateful to the lady who showed me how easy it was to regain my youthful figure. E. L. A. 705
1- 00 You Know? That the Johnston Fish Meal Works have been purchased by a Lancashire firm. That the new proprietors arc putting m new machinery which will do away with all offensive smells. That the late Rev. W. A. Peters, Cardiff, who has just died, was very popular in Haverfordwest and district. That the rev. gentleman was on a visit to the town last summer. j That never before has such interest been taken in the Pembrokeshire coalfield as at the present time. That I would caution my readers, however, not to be too sanguine until they see pits being actually sunk. That the Railway Hotel, Johnston, has been sold to Mr James Williams, Milford Haven. That Mr Williams has already entered into possession of the premises. That Sir Charles Philipps is among the subscribers to the Newspaper Press Fund. That three peeresses are to take the field against the Welsh Disestablishment Bill. That a daily contemporary offers to back the women of Hook against them. That the" Herald is very much annoyed with Mr Birt of Milford for having said that "all the great men are dead. That it enquires why Mr Birt does not look after his own district at election times. That our contemporary forgets that it is only the Balfour Clab and the "Herald" combined which know how to work elections. That it is not true that the Balfour are changing their name to the Bonar Law" Club. That even a change of this kind would not enable them to compete with their smart Liberal rival. That for the first time for manv years the hounds met on Mariner's Square last Friday. That formerly they frequently met on this Square, but now country meets are fashionable. That Mr J. L. H. Williams, of the Narberth electrical engineering works, is shortly to light some private houses in Pembrokeshire by electricity. That I have not beard anything lately of the proposed lighting scheme for Haverfordwest. That five voluntary aid detachments in connection with the Red Cross Society, have been registered in Pembrokeshire. That these detaQhments will compete for a county challenge shield next August. That Dale Parish Council has decided to have nothing to do with the District Council's housing scheme. That the Town Clerk has forwarded the sum of £ li 12s lid to the Lord Mayor of Cardiff in aid of the Senghenydd disaster fund. That 1:9 Gs represents personal subscriptions of councillors and officials, and £ 65 lid proceeds of Mr Parkes's recent entertainment. That during the winter months three old age pensioners have died in Pembrokeshire to every applicant accepted for a pension. That in the summer months the proportion is reversed. That a Local Government Board Inspector is to visit Haverfordwest to inquire into housing condi tions. That there is quite a revival among the Noncon- formist churches in Haverfordwest. That next Sunday IS candidates will be received into membership at the Albany. That there is a further list of prospective church members for the Sunday following. PERIWINKLE.
APPROACHING EVENTS. Thursday, January 29th.-Coffee Supper and Social at the Wesleyan Schoolroom. Admission 6d. Friday, January 30th.—Welsh Entertain- ment in Lower Temperance Hall, at 8 o'clock. Admission free by tickets to be obtained from secretaries. Saturday, January 31st.-A Public Meeting in connection with County Association of Teachers, in Masonic Hall at UiO p.m. Speaker: A. W. Dakers. Esq. President of N.U.X. Chairman Major E. D. Jones, Fishguard. February 1st and 2nd. —Hill Park Chapel Special Services. Preacher, Rev. Daniel Hughes, Ponty- peol. On the Monday evening Rev. Daniel Hughes will deliver his popular lecture entitled Ten days in jail." Wednesday, February 4th.—A grand social at Ebenezer Schoolroom, given by the young people. Commence at 7.30 p.m. Thursday, February 5th.—The annual tea and entertainment at the Tabernacle Chapel will take place on the above date. February 12th.—Albany Church Annual tea and entertainment. Thursday, February 12th.-Concert at Uzmaston Schoolroom. Particulars later. 686 Thursday, February 12th.-A tea and coffee supper at Dreen Hill Chapel. Doors open at 7.30 p.m. Thursday, February 19th. Temperance Hall. -Performanoo of "The Right Little IsLtnd," a Temperance operetta in three scenes, by the Bethesda Band of Hope. To commence at 7.30. Tickets Is, Gd. and 3d. Please don't clash. Thursday, Feb. 19th, 1914.-St. Martin's Yksarage Fund Sale of Work, St. Martin's Hall. March 5th. Mr Hancock's Concert. Proceeds in aid of Haverfordwest Infirmary. Please do not clash. Thursday, March .12th.—Albany Young People's Gtn'd.-A dramatic entertainment in the Albany Schoolroom. Entire proceeds in aid of the London Missionary Society. Thursday, March 26th.—Wesleyan Band cf Hope Annual Festival. Particulars later. Thursday, April 2nd. Grand Ballad Concert in the afternoon, and in the evening per- formance of Hiawatha" and Mount of Olives 11 by Society at White's New Palace Hall. Sunday, April 12th.—Bethesda Sunday School anniversary. rreacher Rev. F. Hogbiu, Pem- broke Dock. Good Friday, 1914. Fourth Annua? Eisteddfod will take place at Camrose. 1??———— will be issued shortly. April 16th & 17th, 1914 (Easter Week).— Grand bazaar in a'd of NVe6lc?an Church Building Fund. 18,? g Sunday. April I 9th. Albany Church Sunday School anniversary. Preacher Rev. J. Lloyd Williamts, B.A., Tenby. April 23th, 1914. —The S. Martin's Amateur Dramatic Society produce The Importance of Being Earnest" a three act comedy by Oscar Wilde, at White's Cmeafm Palace Theatre. April 26ih.-Hill Park Sunday School Anniversary Services. Preacher, Rev. Ernest Y. Tidman, Milford Haven. Thursday, May Tth.—Y.W.C.A. members' sale of work at 3 o'clock tea, 6d. Sunday, July 19th. Bethesda Church anniversary services. Preacher Mr G. Hay Morgan, K.C., M.P. Sunday and Monday, September 20th and 21st. EbenezBr Chavel. The church anniversary services. Preacher: Rev. W. F. Phillips, B.A., B.D., j B.Lit., Tenby.
Lecture at Clarbeston Road.—The school- room at Clarbeston Road was crowded with a most interested audience on Friday night on the occasion of a lecture on Canada by Mr E. H. Gamble, a representative of the Canadian Northern Emigration Department. Mr Gamble spoke of the many splen- did opportunities in Canada for farmers' sons and mechanics. The country was being rapidly developed and to suitable emigrants the Canadian Government advanced money to pay their passage out, which they afterwards repaid in small instalments. Land was also available for cultivation at a nominal price, and the present was an excellent opportunity for emigrating. The lecture was illustrated by lantern views of the districts most suitable for emigrants. The Queen has sent £ 1 to the Rev. C. Kent, vicar of Tottington, Norfolk, for Mrs Sprog; a shepherd's wife, who gave birth to twins last Sunday v, oak for the second time in two years.