NOTES AND COMMENTS. Certain of our local councillors continue to pursue the Market Hall mare's nest with un- abated fervour. This time Mr. Mason was not there to plead for the Temperance Hall, and think about the proposed drill hall for the "terriers," but Ald. Hutchings filled the racancy. He felt quite hurt at the idea of opening an opposition shop" to that fine old ruin the Temperance Hall, and doubtless would feel quite grieved if the proposed Market Hall earned money for the ratepayers, which now goes into the pockets of the owners of the other building. It has been stated again and again that it is not proposed to spend a penny out of the rates upon the alterations at the Market Hall, but that the money will be raised in another way. Therefore we fail to see how any further opposition to the scheme can claim to be disinterested. There is an old proverb that charity covers a multitude of sins," and it seems to us that the interests of the ratepayers is an equally good cloak for people who have other things in view at the same time. We would suggest that these gentlemen who are so persuaded that the hall accommodation of the locality is at present perfect, should wait until the scheme comes before them and is properly explained, and not be so anxious to kill it now "on spec." 4 There was another warm discussion at the same meeting of the Pater Committees, when the Inspector reported that there was defec- tive sanitary accommodation at a number of houses, which he mentioned, and recommend- ing that they be ordered to connect. It seems to us that the Inspector was merely doing his duty, and that it was very bad taste on the part of a member of the Corporation, who hap- pened to own some of the property, to suggest that the Inspector was trying to make work for somebody. We think that now the town has been put to such an expense to provide proper drainage, every house should be con- nected. The Council propose to make the Bush Estate connect the whole of their properties, and we think that all owners should be treated exactly alike. We must confess that it may appear hard that a man with a leasehold pre- perty, whose lease expires in a few years, should go to much expense, but it seems a difficult matter to make distinctions fairly.. After all when a man purchases house property he ought to know that in a town like Pem- broke Dock, the drainage was bound to come, and lie should be prepared to put his houses in proper sanitary condition. There is no doub,t however, that many owners will not connect until they are forced, and therefore it will be the duty of the Council to use compulsion. The health of the community is of more import- ance than the pockets of a few individuals. ? Is Neyland Urban District Council, after several quiet meetings, commenced the New Year in tine form. As usual the breeze occurred when an attack was made upon one of the officials, and it is a rather curious thing that certain of the Neyland councillors seem to look at the officials as if they were what are termed Aunt Sallys," at whom everyone could have a shot. Mr. ach's complaints on Monday proved to be groundless, as usual, but we don't suppose the repeated reverses he has sustained will have the effect of causing him to investigate before he desires to castegate. Mr. R03.ch has sometimes complained that he is not so fu!ly reported as he should be. This week we give a verbatim report of his oration precisely as delivered by him. We hope he will be satis- fied this time The reason we give the speech verbatim ad literatim" is that our reporter thought that any attempt on his part to con- dense it might lead to a misunderstanding. He could not grasp all Mr. Roach's points, so thought it would be best to let the ratepayers of Neyland have the full benefit of what Mr. Roach termed the shining light on the hill," which has illuminated his dreary path of life." Why should not they share the illumi- nation? t t » Sunday evenings at this time of the year are very dull. There is no place to go to once the various services are over, and it is therefore welcome news to learn that the Pem- broke Dock Choral Society will commence, what it is hoped will prove, a series of Sunday evening sacred concerts at the Temperance Hall on the 17th inst. Some of the finest choruses from the Messiah have been selected, and there will be quite an array of new talent for the solo parts. Mr. T. G. Hancock's orchestra, which produced such a favourable impression at the recent production of "Confusion," will also assist. There will be no. definite prices charged, a silver collection being thought ample.
PEMBROKE DOCK. This (Thursday) morning the wedding took place, at St. John's Church, of the Rev. John Titus (who is shortly leaving for Llandovery), and Miss Alice Cornelia Williams, daughter of the lite Mr. Cornelius W'illiams, of Pembroke Dock, and sister of Mr. A. Ll. Williams. On New Year's Eve a draft of about 200 men of the Welch Regiment left Pembroke Dock for service abroad in South Africa. The regi- mental band played them to the station, and a large crowd assembled and gave them a hearty send off. On New Year's Eve a successful whist drive and dance was held at the Temperance Hall by Mr. Fred Evans. On the following evening a social was held in the new wing of the National School, under the auspices of the Royal Dockyard Sunday School, when a large number of ladies and gentlemen spent a very pleasant evening. Wedding.—On Saturday morning an ex- tremely pretty wedding was solemnized at St. John's Church. The contracting parties were Miss G. Leonard, of Pennar, and Mr. A. Aves- ton, of Devonport. The Rev. J. Titus conducted the marriage service. The bride was attired in a pretty costume of cream, with hat to match. The bridesmaids were Miss Constance Leonard, sister of the bride, and Miss G. Aveston, sister of the bridegroom. Both were attired in costume's of silk, with hats to match. The duties of best man were carried out by Mr. J. Aveston, brother of the bridegroom. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr. Robert Leonard. Both" Mr. and Mrs. Aveston were the recipients of numerous presents. Police Court.—On Tuesday, before Mr. J. Hutchings (in the chair) and Messrs. J. Law- rence and W. Angel, Allan Mitchell, Front Street, was brought up in custody charged with being drunk and disorderly on the 4th inst.—Defendant pleaded guilty to being drunk, but not to the charge of being dis- orderly.-P.C. Rowlands said that at 10.40 p.m. on the previous evening he was on duty in Meyrick Street orth, when he saw the defen- dant coming out of the fish restaurant. Wit- ness then said that defendant poked fun at him (witness), at the same time using abusive lan- guage. A large bottle of whiskey was found on defendant. There was a large number of children in the street, besides ladies.—Mr. Hutchings asked defendant what he had to say, and defendant Teplied quite frankly, Nothing, onlv that I was drunk." Mr. Hutch- ings said that defendant seemed very proud about it, and defendant thereupon said he was always sorry when he got sober. Continuing the chairman said that defendant ought to be ashamed of himself.—Defendant was fined 7s. 6d. and costs, or 14 days in default. Old Age Pensions.—A meeting of the Pem- broke Dock sub-committee of the County Old Age Pensions Committee, was held last Wed- nesday, Mr. S. B. Sketch presiding, when several adjourned claims were considered. One was allowed, one disallowed, and one further adjourned, whilst five new claims were allowed. Altogether 152 claims have now been dealt with by the committee, of which 141 were allowed, and 11 disallowed on the grounds of means and poor relief.—No special arrangements other than are usually made when the Army and Navy pensions are paid were made at the Post Office. The first pensioner to receive her money on Friday morning was a Mrs. Thomas. On this day 76 pensions were paid at the head office, and 88 at Pembroke, whilst another five claimed their pensions on Saturday. The sub- offices at Pembroke Street, Pennar, Monkton, and East End alsn paid a number of claims. Of the 76 persons who were paid at the Pem- broke Dock Post Office on Friday, the majority were women, and 45 of them were able to sign their names. On Friday the Post Office officials had a very busy-time, for nearly 100 Army and Navy pensioners also fame in for their money. I The news arrived in Pembroke Dock on Fri- day last of the death of Mr. Kinton Bond, for many years headmaster at Plymouth Corpora- tion Grammar School. The funeral took place on Tuesday, and was largely attended. De- ceased was a prominent Freemason, and was greatly respected in the Three Towns. He was a brother of Mrs. S. Kinton, of Victoria Road, Pembroke Dock. St. Andrews.—A social was held on New Year's Eve in the schoolroom which was taste- fully decorated with flags, mottoes, etc. There were over 300 persons present, the social being organised to raise funds for the church. During the early part of the evening a musical pro- gramme was given by the members of the church, including the following:—Solos by Miss Edith Jago, Miss Emily Jago, Miss Susie Jen- kins, Miss Alice Cozens, and Mr. J. Evans and Mr. Foulkes. A recitation was given by Master Bert Gibby and an insrumenal duett by Mr. R. Dally and Miss Gwen Dally, and a reading (humorous) was given by Mr. J. James. The accompanist was Miss E. W. Dally. The gener- al arrangements were undertaken by Mr. J. James as secretary, but the coffee supper was left in the hands of Mrs. Symond and Mrs. D. Dally, who carried out their duties in an admirable manr^r. This pleasant evening was followed by a watch-night service, which was conducted by the pastor, the Rev. O. S. Cymond. Off to Canada—The Wesleyan Church at Pembroke Dock are now losing two of their most useful young men in the persons of Mr. W. Ernest Collins, son of Mr. J. Collins, Market Street, and Mr. T. Griffiths, of Prospect Place. These young men have been appointed probationers in the Canadian Methodist minis- try, their sphere of labour being at Regina, in the province of Saskatchawan. It may be men- tioned that both of them have filled every pul- pit in the Pembroke Circuit during the last five years. They are eloquent in speech, and are well adapted for the kind of life which they have chosen to lead. On Sunday after- noon last the Rev. W. Wandless presented each of thorn with a beautifully inscribed hymn book, at the same time wishing them every prosperity in their new sphere of life. The rev. gentleman also referred to the place at | which they were destined to labour, and said that they would have to battle many a hard fight, as they were going out to a strange land, to preach the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, to practically heathen tribes. Both young men responded to the presentation, and each said that they would some day come back and tell them of their experiences 'n Canada. The congregation then sang th:it most solemn liyma "God be with you, till we meet again." Mr. Collins and Mr. Griffiths sails from Liverpool on Friday by the s.s. Corsica of the Allan Line. We wisli them long life, so that +hey may be spared to see the product of the harvest of their labours in a strange land.
PEMBROKE. The Rev. A. D. Gilbertson, son of Mr. R. D. Gilbertson, solicitor, Pembroke, has just left Grimsby, where he was curate, to become a chaplain in the Royal Navy. Prior to leaving lie was presented by the parishioners with a leather case containing a silver inkstand, pen, pencil, and a pair of silver candlesticks. WTedding.—The wedding took place last week at Newton Chapel, Manorbier, of Miss Eva Gibbs. daughter of Mr. W. Gibbs, J.P., of Portclew, Lamphey, and Mr. Ernest Wise, of Launceston, Cornwall. The two bridesmaids were the Misses Grace and Nellie Gibbs, sisters of the bride, and the best man was Mr. Gordon Gibbs. The officiating minister was the Rev. Gilbert Rees, of Swansea. A reception was afterwards held at Portclew. The presents numbered over 100, and many were of a valu- able nature. County Sessions.—The magistrates present at the County Sessions on Saturday were Colonel Mirehouse (chairman), Lord St. Davids, Messrs. W. E. de Winton, W. Gibbs, and W. G. Parcel!. —Thomas Hurlow, St. Florence, did not ap- pear to answer a summons for being drunk and disorderly.—The case was proved by P.C. Nash, who said that defendant was drunk, and be- haved in a very disorderly manner. It was not until he threatened to lock him up that he went indoors.-In reply to Supt. Thomas, wit- ness said that he had previously received a complaint from defendant's father that defen- dant had assaulted him.—Fined 5s. and 7s. 6d. costs, or 14 days' hard labour.
NEYLAND. Tuesday, the 29th December, will long be re- membered by the children of the village of Llanstadwell, when Capt. and Mrs. R. B. Garde, R.N., of Leonardston House, invited about 70 of the children of the village to a tea party prior to their departure from the neighbour- hood. The large barn had been converted into a veritable fairyland with bunting, evergreens and garlands of roses, and it would have been difficult to picture a more pleasant sight than to see the bright faces of the children sitting down at the tables and doing justice to all the good things provided for their happiness. Dur- ing the two years that Capt. and Mrs. Garde had resided at Leonardstone they have endeared themselves to all with whom they have come into contact, and much regret is expressed at their early departure. Among the friends as- sisting Capt. and Mrs. R. B. Garde we noticed Fleet-surgeon and Mrs. Andrews, of H.M. Dock- yard, Mrs. and Miss Calver. Mr. and Mrs. W. j. Jones, Miss Rumsey, Mr. Rumsev, Capt. D., and Mrs. Garde, and some of the officers of Hf-NI.S. Defence. AUTUMN AND WINTER SEASONS. I am now receiving large consignments of New Goods for the Seasons. Dress Goods, Millinery, Furs, Jackets, Coats, Corsets, Gloves, Flannels, Blankets, Quilts, Rugs, etc., etc. Fine assortments of new Suitings, Overcoatings, Fancy Vests, etc. Suits to measure, any style, from 21s. 6d. to 60; Overcoats from 21s. to 45s., any shape. All orders executed within a week. Mourning and urgent orders within 48 hours. Fit and Style guaranteed. Large assortment of Ready-made Clothing, Gents' Outfitting, Hats and Caps, Umbrellas, etc. Large stock of General Drapery, Fancy Goods, etc., etc.— J. D. HERBERT, Compton House, Neyland.
(Other South County News will be found on Pages 6 and 7).
AN EAGLE SHOT. An eagle has just been shot by a keeper on the Tiberton Estate, Herefordshire. It measures 7ft. 2in. across the wings, and is 2ft. lOin. in length. It is of a light brown colour, appar- ently two years old, and is believed to be of the white eagle species. _I
THE FAMOUS CABLE TEA. The proprietors of the Famous Cable Tea write :— In consequence of the reduction in Tea Duty of One Penny per pound, we have decided, as from May 14th, 1908, to reduce the Wholesale price of the Famous Cable Tea One Penny per pound, but the Ketail price will be changed from 2 2 per lb. to 2/ This will leave a smaller profit to the Retailer, but the Retailer must took for his compensation in in- creased sales. This popular Tea, at the popular pric' of '2/ should have a largely increased sale, as the Proprietors are determined to keep the quality fully up to the standard. Our Local Agents, MESSRS. WM JOHN and SON, Quay Street, Haverfordwest, supply the Famous Cable Tea, in 101b. and 201b. and 501b. Boxes, and to whom ail four Orders should be sent.
FISHCUARD. \1 Letteraton on Saturday, bent upon avenging their defeat of a week earlier, but were unable to do more than secure a division of the spoils. Storm Damage.—The damaged wires crossing the Gwaun estuary were repaired and tele- graphic communication resumed on Wednesday of last week. The dismantled roof of the Lower Town Weigh-house has been provisionally re- placed. Old Age Pensions.—The first payment of Old Age Pensions took place at the Fishguard Post Office on New Year's Day, and some 15 claim- ants had put in an appearance ere the hour of three in the afternoon. A fairly reliable estimate of the number of recipients in the area served by the Fishguard Post-office placed the figure at twenty-six. Marrage.—The marriage took place on the 26th December, at the Registrar's Office, Haverford- west, of Miss Mattie Sambruck, barmaid at the Cambrian Hotel, Fishguard, and Mr. T. Rey- nolds, of Wolfscastle, The bridesmaids were Miss M. Jones and Miss Reynolds, sister of the bridegroom, while the bride was given away by her brother, Mr. J. S. Thomas. After the ceremony the couple left for their new home at Pontycymmer. Condolence.—General sympathy will be felt with Mr. J. Wemyss, of Penslade, in the loss which he has sustained through the death on Monday of his father, who some years ago re- tired from his Birkenhead business as a master plumber and settled at Little Sutton, on the West side of the Wirral peninsula. The de- ceased gentleman would have attained his ninetieth birthday had he lived until March next. His bereaved son left for the obsequies by the six-o'clock express on Tuesday morn- ing- We regret to announce the death, which took place early on Thursday morning last, of Mrs. Harriet Lewis, the beloved wife of Mr. Enoch Lewis, West Street, Fishguard, after but a week's illness, deeply mourned by a sorrowing husband and several grown-up children, one of whom is in Goulbourne, Australia, while another son (Mr. Morgan Lewis) is lying ser- iously ill at home. The funeral took place on Monday and was largely attended, the Rev. W. Evans (vicar) officiating at the house, and the Revx. Dan Davies, Hermon, at the graveside. U.D.C. Elections.—'Tis a far cry to the U.D.C. elections, but already indications are not lack. ing for an exceedingly stiff fight for the suff- rages of the electorate. Of the five retiring candidates four are expected to seek re-election, whilst the names of innumerable other gentle- men are mentioned as candidates for the vacant seats. As yet, however, the majority of these names are merely mentioned as rumours, but Mr. Walter J. Vaughan, who was unseated last year, has definitely announced his intention of once again testing the opinion of the rate- payers. Earthquake at Fishguard.—"As," says the "Western Mail," the Cardiff seismograph is not yet erected we do not know whether any vibra- tion of the awful catasotrphe in Sicily reached this district; but the great Lisbon earthquake of 1755 was noticed on the Welsh coast in the shape of an extraordinary tide." Mr. T. H. Evans informs us that he felt a distinct earth tremor in Fishguard on the Sunday evening, between the hours of eight and nine o'clock. Mr. Evans having lived much in countries sub- jected to seismic shocks, and being also one of the greatest authorities upon the rocks of Pem- brokeshire, is naturally an excellent judge of such matters, and is not likely to have been mistaken. The event is the more probable since, as the points out, Fishguard is situated on some of the oldest rocks in the British Iseles, its strata abount in ignious formations and in felspathis ashes.
COODWICK. Promotions.—The numerous friends of Mr. R. Carpmael, formerly one of the engineering staff engaged on the Harbour Works, and lately resident engineer upon the reconstruc- tion of the Backwater Bridge, Weymouth, will be gratified to learn that he has been promoted to Shrewsbury as chief assistant. Mr. Carp- mael paid a visit to this locality at a compara- tively recent date.—Mr. A. E. Davies, G.W.R. clerk at Fishguard, has been promoted to Port Talbot, where his wide circle of acquaintances have every confidence that he will give com- plete satisfaction. Old Age Pensions.—A fairly large number of the residents of the area served by the Good- wick Post Office became entitled on New Year's Day to the first instalment of the Old Age Pensions granted by the present Government, and many were the references indulged in by the recipients to the connection of the Chan- cellor of the Exchequer's father with the farm at Tresmwen. According to official regulations the authorities are reticent as to the number of pensions granted locally, but a fairly reli- able estimate places them at twenty-five. Troops Transported.—Patronage by the War Office continues to be a feature of the new route, and on Monday and Tuesday nights de- tachments of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers and of the Royal Garrison Artillery, each about two hundred strong, crossed from Rosslare, and were dispatched per special train via Salisbury and the L. and S.W.R. to Southampton Har- bour. The disembarkation of the troops and the despatch of the trains were expeditiously effected, and reflected great credit upon the officials who were responsible for the arrange- ments. On the 19th inst. a special troopship will be run from Ireland to Fishguard Harbour.
SOLVA- Nautical.—We are pleased to hear that Capt. Vaughan Davies, son of Mr. and Mrs. Davies, Treflodan, has been promoted to chief officer of the s.s. Sangara (Elder Dempster Line). Mr. Davies arrived at London last week, and was only in port a few days, when the vessel left again for a foreign destination. Lecture.—On New Year's Day, at Mount Zion Congregational Chapel, a lecture on "Watcyn Wyn was deli Jered by Rev. Mafonwy Davies, pastor. The chapel was well filled with an appreciative audience, who thoroughly enjoyed the lecture, which was both instructive and edifying. The chair was taken by Mr. Samson Williams, J.P., and the Rev. T. Davies, Felin- ganol, and Ilr. H. W. Evans spoke at the close, highly complimenting the lecturer on the mas- terly way he had portrayed the whole charac- ter of the po3t-prea2her and writer. Funeral.—Th-3 funeral took place, on the 24th ult.. at Vagwr, near Solva, of Mrs. Sarah I (Jfdffiths, wife of Mr. llben Griffiths (and eldest daughter of Mr. Thomas Watkin, of Trefanner). Deceased had only been ailing for a short time, and her death came as a great shock to her many acquaintances. Five little children and a sorrowful husband, with a host of relations, are left to mourn her death. The funeral was very largely attended, thirty-seven carriages being in the procession. The Rev. T. Davies, Felinganol, and T. Lewis, Berea, officiated.
ST. DAVIDS. The St. David's, Solva, and Carnhedryn Sohool3 will re-open on Monday, the 11th inst. We are glad to hear that the Dean is nearly himself again, although he has not yet taken very active part in church work. The County School will re-open after the Christmas Holidays oa Monday next, January Uth, and not on the 18 as stated in our last issue. The First Pension.—The person who had the honour to be the first recipient of the Pension at this place is Mr. John Lewis, haulier, Oakley Street. May he live long to enjoy it. We regret to record the death ot Mrs. Eliza- beth Davies, of Maendewi, wife of the late Capt. Henry Davies, and mother of the Rev. J. H. Davies, rector of St. Mary's, Haverford- west. The deceased lady had passed her four score years and had been bed-ridden for many months. Great sympathy is felt for Miss Davies and the bereaved and respected family. Prayer Meeting at the Deanery.—In response to an invitation by the Dean, a service was held at the Deanery on New Year's Eve, to ask for special blessings for the New Year. Extem- pore prayers were offered by the Dean and the Vicar, and passages of Scripture were read by the Rev. Howell Rosser. There was a good congregation present, amongst whom were several Nonconformists. The Cathedral.—The Christmas services at the Cathedral were well attended, large num- bers of comnunicants being present at both Welsh and English services. The carol ser- vices, which have been such a feature for many years past, were this year more popular than ever. At 7.30 in the evening, in the nave, a selection of Ancient and Modern Carols were excellently rendered by the Cathedral Choir. Canon Browne gave the address, which was an inspiring one. in the regrettable absence of the Dean, through indisposition. Nursing Association.—The second annual re port is now out, and the committee are glad to state that the Inspector reported last March that "Nurse Nixon did her work very nicely, and her books and equipment were in good order." During the year ending July 31st, 1908, the Nurse attended 54 cases, and made 1,523 visits. Her work gives great satisfaction, and is universally regarded as a great boon. The committee extend their thanks to the secre- taries, collectors, and the various churches which have made annual collections towards the Association. Zion Baptist Church.—The social tea and en- tertainment held under the auspices of the Baptist Church in the Town Hall New Year's Night, proved to be one of the most success- ful ever held in the place. The hall was elaborately decorated with flags and emblems, flowers, Japanese lanterns, etc. Neither were the tables as they were laid less conspicuous for neatness and good taste, but rather corre- sponded with, and added to the beauty of the profuse ornamentations that encompassed them. Great was the interest taken in the mince pie competition." Out of many com- petitors the first prize was awarded to Mrs. J. M. James, Nun Street. Afterwards an excellent programme was gone through. Ebenezer Congregational Church.—The an- nual social tea and entertainment in connec- tion with the Sunday Schools of the above church was held at the Vestry on Wednesday, 30th December. The tables, which were laid at 5 p.m., were presided over by lady members or the Church. In spite of the inclemency of the weather, large numbers of the scholars, teachers, and members of the Church, together with numerous friends sat down to an excellent tea. The vesty was very gaily decorated for the occasion by some members of the Sunday School. The entertainment commenced at 7, and consisted chiefly of songs and recitations. It was greatly enjoyed by the large audience. The chair was taekn by the Rev. R. Williams, Tabernacle. The piano was lent for the occa- sion by Mrs. L. R. Owen. The following pro- gramme was rendered :—Pianoforte duett, Miss- es Gwen Owen and Augusta Jones; recitations, Leslie Owen, M. A. Devonald, S. H. Morris, and Owen Devonald; anthem, Rhodiad Sunday School; recitations, Gwennie Martin, Oswell Martin. Gwyn Mathias, and T. James Morris; solo, Miss M. H. Morgan; recitations, W. G. Morgan, and Mrs. Johanna Morris; solo, Miss Hannah Mathias; recitation, Mary Bowen; quar- tette, Misses P. and H. Mathias, Messrs. W. H. Thomas and J. Morris; recitations, Dinah Devonald and M. H. Morgan; action song, Miss Gwennie Owen and Party; recitation, Miss Ellen Williams; anthem, St. David's Sunday School; pianoforote solo, Miss Gwennie Owen; recitation, Miss Blodwen Rees; duett, The Misses P. and H. Mathias; recitation, Mr. Wm. Devonald; pianoforte solo, Miss Magretta Martin; solo, Mr. T. Rowlands (encoTe, "The Lifeboat"); solo, Miss Phoebe J. Mathias; piano- forte solo, Miss Augusta Jones; solo, Mrs. L. R. Owen; anthem, The Church Choir. Mr. J. Owen proposed and Mr. T. Thomas seconded a hearty vote of thanks to the chairman, which was carried with loud cheers. The singing of "Hen Wlad fy Nhadau" brought a very plea- sant meeting to a close.
NEWTON. The Dewsland Ploughing Match, after being defunct for a number of years, is revived again for this year, under a strong and influential committee, who have been very fortunate in obtaining a field on Trerhos Farm, in the prish of St. Lawrence, through the kind permission of Mr. J. Harries. The secretarial duties are in the capable hands of Mr. Harries (junior) Hayscastle, from whom any information may be obtained.
Dmis Old Age Pensioner Dead. A death, which may almost be regarded as tragic in its circumstances, took place on Sat- urday, when Mr. Timothy Lewis passed away after a lingering illness at the age of 75. He and his wife had each been granted an Old Age Pension, and the first instalment had only been paid to Mrs. Lewis on the preceding day, her return from the Post Office with the money being a source of great joy to the deceased, who had looked forward to drawing the money in person, but was confined to his bed when the memorable day arrived. He had been a faithful member of Tabor Church, and was well-kown and respected by everyone. "Timoth" and his wife had lived in the parish all their lives, and had worked hard at a small farm until they had saved up sufficient to retire many years ago. Had not they financed others without receiving reciprocal treatment it would never have been necessary for them to apply for the pension. FISHGtTARD ROUTE FOR U.S.A. MAILS. Arrangements have been made by which correspondence for the United States of Ameri- ca and Canada may be posted on Wednesdays at the head post-office in Westgate Street, Card- iff, up to 10 p.m., and at the Bute Docks Branch Post-office up to 9.15 p.m. to secure in- clusion in a new despatch from Cardiff to New York. This new despatch, via Fishguard, which commences, on Wednesday, the 6th inst., will afford four hours later posting in Cardiff for the American mail steamer which leaves Queenstowri on Thursday mornings. The train arrives at Fishguard at 12.15 a.m. Thursdays.
6 VICTORIA ROAD, MILFORD HAVEN. "W\A DAVIES BEGS to inform his numerous Friends and Customers that he has D removed from Priory Road to the above Address. He is now showing a large and varied assortment of Suitings, prices varying from 30/- to 00/ Overcoatings, special Ranges of Rainproof, Harris' Tweeds, and Cheviots at Marvellous prices. BREECHES MKING 7* SPEGITSlalTV. A Large assortment of Cloths and Cords to choose from. Z5 Inspection of all my goods is most cordiaLy invited where you can select from the Rolls. FIT AND STYLE GUARANTEED. N.B.— Being a holder of a First Class London Certificate in Cutting, all Garments are Personally cut under my supervision and made by experienced workmen on the Premises. A Post Card will secure a visit from our Representative to any Address in the County. I
WOODSTOCK, I Arferiad blynyddol gan ysgolion Sabbothol Woodstock, Dreamlod, a Walton yw difrifgadw'r Nadolig trwy ymgyunull i un o'r mannau uchod i adrodd Pwnc a chanu mawl. Cynhaliwyd y cwrdd eleni yn Woodstock, a chan fod yr hun mor ffafriol daeth yr ysgolion a llawer o wrandawyr yn nghyd mewn rhif lluosog. Dech- reuwyd oedfa'r boreu gan ysgol Woodstock yn adrodd y deg gorchymyn fel pennod o flaen y Pwnc; yna arweinwyd mewn gweddi gan y Parch. R. Thomas, Greenfield, yr hwn hefyd oedd yn arholi yr ysgolion. Adroddodd y plant gyfran o'r holwyddoreg a chanu dwy don yn ddestlus iawn dan arweiniad Mr. Thomas, Wallis. Adroddwyd y rhan flaenaf o'r ddegfed bennod o'r Hyfforddwr, am y Gyfraith, gan yr ysgol, a cafwyd datganiad da ar yr anthem, "Pwy welaf o Edom yn dod," gan y cor, dan arweiniad Mr. Thomas etto, a priodol yw nodi, gan mae dyma y tro cyntaf iddo ddod allan fel arweinydd y cor mawr, ei fod wedi gwneyd e1 waith yn odidog. Adroddodd ysgol Dreamlod yr ail rhan o'r bennod uchod, ac yr oedd atebion i'r gofynion yn barod iawn, ac yn foddhaol. Canodd y plant dwy don dan arweiniad y cer. ddor adnabyddus, Mr. W. J. Bateman, Myrtle House, Dreamlod. Ysgol Walton yn olaf, ac adroddodd y pedwerydd bennod o'r Hyfforddwr, am Berson Crist, a'r Cyfammod Gras. Canodd y plant dwy don a'r cor mawr anthem dan yr arweinydd medrus, Mr. George Jenkins, Marble Hall. Wedi cael ychydig gynghorion amserol gan y Parch. J. Morris, Llanstephan, gorphen- odd y cwrdd boreu trwy weddi. Yn y prydnawn cafodd plant ysgol Woodstock "tea party," a credaf fod y rhai oedd yn bresenol wedi gwneyd eu rhan i'r pethau da a danteithiol oedd wedi cael eu parattoi ar eu cyfer. Gweinyddwyd ar y bwrddau gan Mrs. Evans, Woodstock, Miss Devonald, Bank House; Mrs. Lewis, Henner; Miss Phillips, Woodstock; Miss Llewellin, Woodstock; Miss Lewis, Woodstock; Miss Brown, Greenfield; Mrs. Owens, Wallis; Mrs- Adams, Bigas; a gwnaethant eu gorchwyl yn anrhydeddus ac yn rhwydd. Yn yr hwyr trs. ddodwyd darlith gan y Parch. J. Morris, Peny- graig. Llanstephan, ar y testyn, "Y tri llanc yn Babylon." Llywyddwyd gan y Parch. R. Thomas yn absenoldeb J. Harries, Esw., C.C., Southfield. Cafwyd darlith dda, ac yr oedd y gwrandawiad cafodd y darlithydd gan y nifer mawr oedd yn bresenol yn brawf eglur o'u cym- meradwyaeth. Mae Mr. Morris yn adnabvddus fel pregethwr, fel darlithydd, ac fel cofiantydd, ac felly nid rhyfedd ein bod wedi cael cystal darlith ar y Tri Llanc dewr. Wedi talu y pleid- leisiau o ddiolchgarwch i'r darlithydd a'r cad- eirydd gan Mr. Lewis Herne a Mr. Bateman, Morvil, terfynwyd y cwrdd trwy ganu emyn a gweddi gan y Parch. B. Thomas. Digon yw dweyd ein bod wedi treulio y dydd yn hynod ddedwydd yn eu plith, a chiedaf eu bod i gyd yn teimlo mae "da oedd bod yno," a dywedaf "Melus moes etto" yn fuan.
CLARBESTON ROAD NOTES. The audit of the accounts of the Dungleddy Hall Lodge I.O.O.F took place at the Lodge Room on January 2nd, and after a heavy year's expenses there was carried forward to the regis- ter fund between £ 50 and -060. The auditors were P.P.G.M. James Morris and P.G. Alfred Lewis. The following delegates were appointed to the district meeting, which was held at the Lodge Room, Dragon Hotel, Haverfordwest, January 5hP.P.G.M. Thomas James (secre- tary), P.P.G.M., W. R. Davies, P.P.G.M., W. Lewis; P.G. Alfred Lewis. D.G.M. Henry Jones was duly installed G.M. of the district, and we wish him a happy and prosperous year of office. Wiston Chapel and Penuel Sunday Schools held their annual joint tea and entertainment on Wednesday, when a large number of schol- ars and teachers were regaled. The ladies, as usual, had made ample preparation for all comers, and thanks are due to the following for their work:—Mrs. Lewis, Clover Hill; Mrs. Morris, Church Hill; Miss Polly Thomas, The Cottage; Miss Maggie Lewis, Misses Tilly and M. A. Woolcock, and Mrs. Woolcock, of the Chapel House. We were sorry to miss a good many familiar faces from the tea table owing to illness, including Mrs. James, The Grange; Miss Jones, Manor House; and Mrs. Owen, The Cottage. The catering of Mr. T. J. Harries gave every satisfaction. In the evening a pub- lic meeting was held under the presidency of Mr. T. G. Lewis, Bryn Awel, when a very large gathering assembled. The programme con- tained 24 recitations, and 18 vocal items. Mr. James Morris led the adult choir; Mr. Morris, Church Hill, the juveniles; and Mr. W. J. Morris the male party and mixed parties. Too much credit cannot be given to the ladies for the way they did their work, and thanks are also due to the beloved pastor of the Church (Mr. Prothero) for his help and encouragement in all departments with the result thati t was one of the best entertainments ever held at Wiston. A record collection was taken. Mr. Prothero moved a vote of thanks to the ladies and all who had helped to make the meeting such a success. Mr. T. Lewis, Clover Hill, the super- intendent, seconded, and the meeting showed their appreciation by their vociferous applause.
FOOTBALL. West of Llanelly League. TENBY v. LLANGWM. This -match was played on the Llangwm Foot- ball ground on Saturday, the 2nd January. Tenby turned out at full strength, but the Llangwm team was weakened by the absence of Morgans and Jones from the forward line, Palmer from the halves, and Jones from the three quarters. The weather was fine, and in spite of the greasy state of the ground a very keen game was witnessed. The appointed referee, Rev. J. Davies, being unable to act, Mr. Berry, of Ten- by, was sent as substitute. The Llangwm offi- cials submitted a protest against this appoint- ment on the ground of the probable bias of Mr. Berry towards Tenby. The game was, how- ever, allowed to proceed, but came to an abrupt termination before time, on account of the protests of the spectators against what they considered an unfair decision. Tenby kicked off and a ding-dong game was started. Within a few minutes, Llewellyn, the Llangwm left wing three-quarter, was disabled by twisting his thigh, and he was absent during the rest of the game, his place being taken by Jones from the forwards. With one man off the grit the determination of the Llangwm youngsters became very apparent. They were always on the ball, and one was astonished at seeing the vaunted superiority of Tenby dis- proved by the nippiness of the "Llangwms." Up and down the ground the game swung, and Tenby scored first with a clever dropped goal by C. Evans from a scramble near the posts. From the kick-off Llangwm assumed the ag- gressive, and by undoubted good play and hard work were soon rewarded with a grand try (T. Stephens), which John failed to covert. From this point until half time the play was rather scrappy, and there was nothing worthy of notice. During this half the spectators had been in- dulging in constant criticism of the referee. because in their opinion he had neglected to pull up the Tenby team for several infringe- ments of the "off-side" and "knock-on" rules. There is no doubt that the Tenby team greatly offended in these respects, but the slippery state of the ground made it a difficult game to referee. Llangwm had the greater portion of the play in the first part of the second half, 'and were specially dangerous on two or three occasions. They excelled in footwork and their opponents were saved by some splendid runs on the part of their back, who on several oc- casions managed to transfer play to the Llan- gwm half. On one of these occasions Tenby secured a try, preceded by a most obvious knock-on. Following the kick off play was pretty even, if not very scientific, and was brightened chiefly by the sound gathering and tackling of Adams. A few minutes before time Tenby was awarded a try from a touch down by Stephens, of Llangwm, and the crowd invading the field and protesting against the decision, the referee decided to abandon the match. All will regret such a conclusion, but crowds, being naturally greatly governed by favouritism, think that a referee hailing from the same town as the opposing sides, is similarly influenced. Such scenes can be avoided only by the ap- pointment of a neutral referee. On Saturday's form Llangwm was undoubtedly the better team. W. G. E. Rugby.—On Saturday last Xeyland Rugby team met Milford on a West of Llanelly League match, and after a hard fight Neyland became victorious by 12 points to three. On Saturday next Neyland will meet tne Welch Regiment in a League match, on the latter's ground. ![ This will be a return match; it will be re- membered that on a previous occasion, when the teams met at Neyland, the match resulted I in a drawn game.
HAVERFORDWEST QUARTER SEiSluNS. A 016,Ail sheet LICENSING RECOMMENDATIONS DIS- REGARDED. The Quarter Sessions for the Town antl County of Haverfordwest wej^.held on Wednes- day morn.ng at the Shire HalL Mr. Marlay Samson (vice-chairman) presided, and there were also present:—Sir -harles Philipps, Dr. Henry Owen, Messrs. Isaiah Reynolds (mayor), T. R. Dawkins, H. J. E. Price, John Rees, and C. C. Sales. LICENSING COMMITTEE'S REPORT. Sir Charles Philipps submitted the report of the Licensing Committee, which stated that the Committee had appointed Sir Charles as chairman for the ensuing year and had elected Mr. Frederick J. Warren as auditor. The Com- pensation Authority had considered the report of the various authorities which had been sent to the Compensation Authority with regard to the Carpenters' Arms, Dew Street, and the Falcon Inn, North Street. After due considera- tion the Compensation Authority decided not to proceed upon the report of the renewal authorities so far as regarded the license of the above-named houses. The amount of the Compensation fund standing to the credit of the authority on December 31st last was Z846. Dr. Henry Owen seconded the adoption of the report which was carried. On the motion of Sir Charles Philipps it was decided that the Excise Authorities be in- structed to collect the maximum levy. CONSTITUTION OF THE LICENSING COM- MITTEE. Upon the question of the election of a Licen- sing Committee for the ensuing year being brought forward, Sir Charles Philipps said he should like to call the attention of the Bench to the constitution of the Committee. There were, he said, a number of gentlemen who were absolutely unable to at, end the meetings of the Committee. He thought that the names of those members who found it impossible to at- tend should be replaced by those gentlemen who could. For instance, he thought it would be almost impossible to expect Dr. Phillips to attend, and there were others who found it in- convenient to be present. Mr. Dawkins observed that the attendance at the meetings of the Committee during the past year were very sparse, and that rendered it ad- visable to re-constitute the Licensing Commit- tee. The question that would probably arise in their minds would be-what was the reason for this sparse attendance? He thought that the answer would be that the majority of the Committee resided outside the precincts of the borough. With the view of ensuring a better attendance he would suggest that the names of the members of the present Committee who resided outside the borough should be removed. From this rule he submitted one exception, that the names of the Lord Lieutenant and chairman of the Committee, who, he understood had on two or three occasions attended when it was found impracticable to form a quorum, be retained. Then in the place of those names struck out he would suggest those of gentle- men who resided within the precincts of the borough, and who had been most constant in their attendance at the Petty Sessions for the past twelve months. His suggestion would be an excellent principle upon which to model that Committee. He would propose the follow- ing resolution :—"That the following magistrates be appointed on the Licensing Committee for the town and county of Haverfordwest for the enusing year: Sir Charles Philipps, Mr T. Rule Owen, Mr. T. L. James, Dr. E. P. Phillips, Mr. James Thomas, Mr. Joseph Thomas, Dr. Green- ish, Mr. Isaiah Reynolds, Mr. Saies, and Mr. H. J. E. Price." Sir Charles Philipps remarked that they should excercise great care in the removal of names as it was a question of great delicacy. First of all, he thought they should have the sanction of the gentlemen who had been ap- pointed on the Committee. Dr. Henry Owen said that he would be glad if they would substitute another name for his. Sir Charles Philipps stated they regretted the decision of Dr. Owen. He added that they should ask the vice-chairman of the Court to form one of the members of the Committee. Mr. Dawkins: It appears to me if you remove names you must remove them on some uefinite principle such as on the principle that they live outside the borough. You must make a distinction. Sir Charles Philipps: There are two classes of magistrates in Haverfordwest. Those who live in the town and those who live outside. It is one of the best benches of magistrates in the whole kingdom and I think it would be difficult to make a distinction. After some further discussion tho following magistrates were elected to form a Licensing Committee for the ensuing year:—Sir Charles Philipps, Mr. Marlay Samson, Mr. T. Rule Owen, Mr. T. L. James, Dr. Greenish, Mr. James Thomas, Mr. Joseph Thomas, Mr. E. Eaton Evans, Mr. J. Rowlands, Mr. H. Rule Owen, Mr. Dawkins, and Mr. Isaiah Reynolds. »
ST. NICHOLAS. Treat to School Children.—This school broke up for the Christmas holidays on the 23rd ult., but before the children dispersed Mr. W. G. James, J.P., Llys'yronen, with his usual fore- thought and generosity, kindly sent oranges and apples to be distributed among the scholars. He has done this for several years past, and the children showed their apprecia- tion of his kindness by their ringing cheers, which were called for by the worthy rector, who superintended the distribution in the un- avoidable absence of the generous donor.
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The Pembrokeshire Hounds will meet Mon- day, 11th, Slebech Park; Friday, :5th, Roth Each day at 10.30 a.m.
Btrtbs—/(Damages—Beatbs. BIRTHS: ROWLANDS.—December ZGth, at 77, Sharlev Road, Roath Park, Cardiff, the wife of Mr. F. John Rowlands, of a daughter. HARRIES-Jannary 2nd, at Quay Road, Lower Town, Fishguard, the wife of Mr. J. Rees Harries, of a daughter CARIEL.—December 20Jh. at 11, Albany Road, Roath Park, Cardiff, the wife of Mr. George Cariel, of a daughter. < EVANS.—January 3rd, at Prospect House, Upper Solva, the wife of Mr. James Evans, of a son. DEATHS. JOHN.—December 30th, at Back Lane, St. David's, Mr E Clun John (retired dookgateman at Liverpool), aged 86 veii-s. DAVIES. January 1st, at Maendewi, St. David's, Mr. Davies, aged 77. WILLIAMS.—January 4th, at Llanon, Croes- goch, Margaret Alzirtlia, the beloved wife of David Williams, aged 64 years. Deeply re- gretted. PARRY.—On the 5th inst., at Llys Eifion, Llanrug, the Rev. Robert Parry, B.A., for- merly scholar of Braseno.se College, Oxford, brother to the Rev. J. Hughes Parry, rector of Rudbaxton. DAVIES.—January 1st, 1909, at Maendewi, St. David's, Elizabeth Davies, aged 38, wife of the late1 Capt. Henry Davies, after a long illness. Printed by L. Evans, for the Pembroke County Guardian Company, at Old Bridge, in the Parish of Prendergast, in the Town and County of Haverfordwest, and published by him at his Head Offices, and also at his Branch Offices at Fishguard, Solva, and Pembroke Dock.