HAVERFORDWEST The Fair.—There was a good attendance at the monthly fair on Tuesday, when there was an excellent supply of cattle. There was a brisk demand for store cattle, and good beef sold at 6d. per lb Cows with calves sold well, and fetched from zEl.4 to 1,15. The sheep supply was poor and lambs sold at 7d. per lb. and mutton 6d. The supply of horses was poor and little business was done. Funeral.—The funeral of Mr. Thomas Harries, St. Martin's Crescent, to whose death there was an allusion last week in our columns, took .place at St. Martin's Cemetery. It was strictly private, with no flowers, in accordance with the express wish of the deceased. There were present: Commodore T. Harries (Brimaston Hall), some of the tenants, Mr. J. Morgan Wil- liams (solicitor, St. Davids), Mr. W. Harries (Woodstock), and a few friends from town. The Rev. P. D. Morse, G. and L., Wolfscastle, officiated at the house and at the grave. Hockey.—A team representing the Haverford- west Hockey Club, and captained by Mr. Fred Munt, journeyed to Newgale on Thursday of last week, and engaged in a match against the St. David's Hockey team on the sands. The Haverfordwest team consisted of Auss Laura -James; F. Munt and F. Jeffreys; G. B. Griffith, D. F. Davies, and Miss F. Howells; W. M. .James, Tudor Jones, Howard Edwards, W. Mathias, and Elson Williams. The St. David's team started the game with a rush, and soon obtained the lead, but afterwards the Haver- fordwest side became more settled and had the better of the game, H. Edwards equalizing before the interval. After half-time Haverford- west attacked well, and after an excellent run, in which Tudor Jones and H. Edwards were prominent, they obtained the lead through the latter player. The Haverfordwest team con- tinued superior for the rest of the game, and well deserved their victory of two goals to one. Tramp Thiet Sentenced.—At the Shire Hall, Haverfordwest,' on Saturday—before Mr. J. T. Fisher (in the chair), the Mayor (Mr. Isaiah Reynolds), and Mr. G. E. Carrow-William Phillips, of no fixed abode, was brought up in custody charged with stealing a shirt, value 6s. 6d., the property of Mrs. Mary Thomas, of the Kilns, Camrose. Mary Ann Thomas said that on Satutday, January 2nd, she put her husband's shirt on the hedge to dry. The shirt was nearly new, and its value was 6s. 6d. Be- tween 6 and 7 o'clock she missed the shirt from the hedge, and at once gave information to the police. She afterwards identified the shirt brought to her by P.C. Llewellin as her property.—P.C. Llewellin said that he received information. about the matter on the night in question, and after making inquiries he traced the prisoner next day to Hayscastle Cross. He there found Phillips in a barn wearing the stolen shirt. When charged with stealing it he said, I did steal it. I stole it because I was out of work, and the one I had was in a very bad state."—In answer to the charge prisoner said he had nothing to say, and he was sent to prison for ten days' hard labour. Masonic Installation. The annual installation ceremony in connection with the Haverford- west Cambrian Lodge o Freemasons, took place on Wednesday of last week, at the Masonic Hall, when Bro. John James was in- stalled as Worshipful Master. There were about 60 brethren present, and the ceremony was effectively performed by Bro. J. G. Summons, I.P.M. The W.M. afterwards invested his officers as follows:—Wor. Bro. John George Summons, I.P.M.; Bro. Isaiah Reynolds, S.W.; Bro. Frederick Langford, J.W.; Bro. Rev. J. H. Davies, chaplain; Wor. Bro. L. H. Thomas, treasurer; Bro. A. J. Rose, secre- tary; Bro. W. F. Thomas, S.D.; Bro. F. D. Phillips, J.D.; Wor. Bro. T. C. White, DC.; Bro. James Reynolds, I.G.; Bro. C. F. Bulmer, organist; Wor. Bro. A. H. Howard, charity steward; Bro. C. S. Davies, S.S.; Bro. F. A. Scott, J.S.; Bro. William James, tyler. Follow- ing the installation a banquet was held at tne Salutation Hotel, the room having been taste- fully decorated by the manageress (Miss Hall). The repast was prepared by Bro. W. D. Phillips, and a tip-top menu was provided. The usual Masonic toasts were duly honoured, and dur- ing the evening songs were rendered by P.M. John Evans, Bros. C. Sidney Davies, W. B. W. John, a quartette by W. D. Phillips, C. Parkes, F. J. Warren, and T. C. White, and a recitation by Bro. W. F. Thomas. Forthcoming Missionary Exhibition.—There was a large attendance at St. Mary's Schoolroom on Tuesday evening, when a meeting was held for the purpose of arranging the preliminary work for the Church Missionary Exhibition to be held in this town (probably in the Assembly Rooms) during the Easter week. The chief speaker was Mr. W. O. Garrett, organising sec- retary from London, and others on the plat- form were the Rev. J. H. Davies. Rev. J. S. Puckridge (Castlemartin), Ven. Archdeacon Hilbers, Rev. A. Baring-Gould, and the Rev. Norman Parcell. The Rev. J. H. Davies ex- plained that the Rev. D. Alcrill Jones was un- able to be present owing to an attack of in- fluenza. A committee was appointed to carry out the work and a secretary for each depart- ment. Mr. Garrett gave an instructive address. in which he said the Exhibition would be held on the same lines as that which attracted hun- dreds of visitors to Tenby last year. The ex- hibtion will be divided into a number of sec- tions, each containing curios and relics, re- presenting and showing the mode of life and work in different parts of the world and a* lec- turer will be present in each section to instruct and explain the various customs. The object of the ex^bition is to being people into closer touch with missionary work, and it is expected a large number of visitors will be attracted from the surrounding countrv dis- tricts. b Concert at Merlin's Bridge.—In spite of the inclement weather there was a very fair atten- dance at the Merlin's Bridge Wesleyan Chapel on Thursday evening, when a most enjoyable concert was held on behalf of the Children's Clothing Club. The entertainment was ar- ranged by Mrs. and J. H. Jones (Barn Street), and a number of friends, and thev are to be i.uii^idiuiatea upon getting together such a talented set of artistes. The programme ,which was Varied, was an excellent one and the aud- ience were not slow in showing their apprecia- tion of each item, and a number of encores were demanded. The duties of accompanist were capably carried out by Mr?. Waller. The Uiair was taken by Mr. Reed (Penybryn). who vV>rH rrf Pi'^eedings with a few encouraging ert Pr°gramine was opened bv a spirit- and th f0?!0 Sol° -by Miss M'Idrod Williams, Solo. lov>'±r}g items were gone through: solo,* "The ?^CKSinith>" Mr- George Lewis; S mandoline r0'vn>" Ml3S Annie Janhrs; Francis; re-i^+- Death of Nelson," Mr. W. Gr>ve Mr" t on' "The Drunkard's Watery TTna^rence: solo, "Alone on the ifv-Hn CoA- 4Vvioli» »>«■ ■=,!). Mr. »6 J thEdw"?: lorte solo. ::5,eiisJ&Wpssnss recitation, "The old Batchelor'" Mr Tavvrenee'- solo (selected), Mr. G 1. Woll" oofo -Thi Beggar Maiden, M-ss Annie James; mandoline solo (selected), Mr. Francis; solo, "The Veter- an's Song," Mr. Lewis; solo, "Hen Wlad fv Nhadau," Miss Hewitt; violia solo, "Home Sweet Home." Mr. Austin Cook; solo, "Son of the Desert," Mr. J. Edwards; Gramaphone Selections, Mr. Griffiths. A vcte of thanks w'as accorded to the kind friends who contributed towards the evening's success, and a vote of thanks to the Chairman proposed by Mr. J. H. Jones, was also well received. The singing of the National Anthem brought a most enjoyable evening's entertainment to a clo^e. "r.I'tP I. .a;¡:un:J:;H;U:i- :W-¡' :vii1 <>f Property.—Messrs. T. Rule Owe. unu -.f!; red for s.e by auction, at'the Temper- ;•!<•=• if: •.• Thursday, two freehold dwelling i —. Elmo an'd Clare mount in Goaf St. the two lots together started at yisl t'v i5 bids reached £600, at v. b:eh it (loa,ii to Mr. ]. Allen Mr. J. Joiic-s was the solicitor si at Si. Martin's Hall.—The most lield in St. ITall this 'ii ■ k place last night, when there was an ,i! e of about 80 ladies and gentlemen. ;ii>• was arranged by the Churchwardens hi aid of the St. Martin's Church Restoration l-'urid, and as usual Mr. Sage carried out the d'Uie.- s.r M.C. in a praiseworthy manner. The ni!is:e for dancing was supplied by Mr. John i-■ ,«nd Miss Lewis, and during the evon- rs. Oliphant Golde delighted the coin- i i'llil lier rencterings of a couple of sol()s. Tu.by Hunt Week.—The fancy dross ball in e:tion with the Tenby Hunt week took i at the Royal Assembly Rooms on Wednes- day !)'»ht and was a great success. Among a ompany were the following:—Mrs. Penn, C:; 'ii! iso Miss Penn, "Peggy Quainton," from tli- ":>iy Gordons"; Miss A. Penn, "Susanne" f: '110 "Honourable Phil;" Lady St. David's, Year"; Air. NVI. G. Etiot-i Evans, "Pembrokeshire Hunt"; Hon. Roland P'lii ops, "jester"; Lord St. David's, "A Zomer. sct lad"; Mrs. Penn, Camrose, "Pembrokeshire "Hunt"; Mr. J. Penn and Mr. Lewis Perm. the Cullman Diamond.—Those who would like to see what the Cullinan diamond, the largest in the world, was like when it was found, may see an actual representation of the stone in Mr. C. S. Davies' window, Bridge St. Before being cut the diamond measured four inches the longest way, 2.5 inches high, and 2 inches wide. It was named after the president of the Premier Diamond Mining Company, in v hose mine it was found, and its estimated vnIuc was £ 500,000. The stone was cut and polished, and has been duly presented tfl the King by the Transvaal Government. It nmv,re- noseji among the Crown jewels in the Tower of T.ondon.
Football. V 1-iRl-ORDWEST v. WELSH EEGI V ENT 2nd XV. The Haverfordwest Rugby team won a welL • :ght victory on the Bridge Meadow on Thurs- 'l',y, when they defeated the Welch Regiment <L'nd XV, strengthened by a few players of the lust team, by 8 points to 4. The ground was in excellent condition and there was a very fair ( rowd of spectators. The teams turned out as follows Haverfordwest. — S. Watkins; B. Ihvies, T. Williams, H. Edwards, and George Adams; E. Williams (captain), and T. Morse; G. Thomas, B. Summers, W. Thomas, E. Holt, A. Rogers, A. Williams, W. James, and B. Harries. Welch Regiment 2nds.—Pte. Eccles- ton; Lce-Corpl. Collard, Pte. Evans, Pte. Han- dard, and Pte. Thomas; Corpl. Kent and Pte Williams; Sergt. Turner, Sergt. Gadfield, Sergt. Weeks (captain), Corpl. Murphy, Lce-Corpl. Whcllan, Lee-Coipl. Fisher, Pte Robertson, and Pte. John. The referee was Mr. Richard Evans, Thorn- bush. In the first half the soldiers played with the wind to their advantage and after some even play in mid-field they began to gain ground. For some time they pressed near the home line, but the homesters eventually cleared. For the remainder of the half the Soldiers continued to press, but were seldom dangerous, and al- though the home forwards made some good runs they were unable to get near their op- ponents' line, and half time arrived without score for either side. After the interval the visitors went away with a dash, and, after pressing for some time, ob- tained the lead through Handad, who dropped a splendid goal. After the centre kick the homesters began to put spirit into their play. Gradually gaining ground the ball was rushed over the line, and one of the home forwards touched down. The kick for goal was taken by George Adams, who just succeeded in clearing the bar. The visitors afterwards began to re- taliate and made some pretty rushes, but the home defence was sound and their attempts were beaten. After a throw-out near the centre of the field, W. James collared the ball and made a magnificent run up the field and suc- ceeded in increasing the homesters lead. Adams failed to convert. Although the Soldiers made some brilliant efforts there was no further score and the game ended in a well earned vic- tory for Haverfordwest by 1 goal, 1 try (8 points) to 1 dropped goal (4 points). The Soldiers were superior in passing, but the homesters held their own in the scrums, and were rather faster than their opponents. The visitors indulged in strong kicking but were slow in following up. The try scored by James was the best piece of play in the whole game. PRENDERGAST v. CARTLETT. CaTtlett played their rteurn match against Prenderagst Club on Thursday, and after a well contested game they were defeated by two goals to nil.
HAVERFORDWEST IMPROVE- MENTS. During the past few weeks workmen have been busily' engaged on the Scotchwell Walk clearing the fallen trees near the entrance, and consequently this part of the walk has assumed a bare appearance. To contend with this a number of shrubs, such as firs, evergreens, etc., have been planted along the side and have given it a picturesque appearance. The work has been carried out under the direction of Mr. Tom Davies. On Monday afternoon the Mavor. (Mr. Isaiah Revnolds), and members of the Town Improvemeiits Committee visited the Walk for the purpose of plantng a few larger trees which they had generously given. The site selected for the new trees was the open patch of ground between the entrance gates and the falls, Where they were much needed. The planting which was carried out under the supervision of Mr. Tom Davies, was witnessed by a fair number of persons, and the members of the Improvements Committee present were Messrs. George Davies, Wm. John, T. Maddocks Phillips, Wm. Thomas, Sidney J. Rees, Dudley Morris, Hugh Saunders and W. Bevan (Borough Surveyor). The first tree. a horse chestnut, was planted by the mayor, who handled the spade as though not unaccustomed to "spade work." Another chestnut tree was planted by Mr. Wm. Thomas. Kilmarnock willows were planted by Mr. T. Maddocks Phillips and Miss May John, and a Sequioa by Mr. William John. In handing the spade to the gentlemen and Miss John, the Mayor spoke a few words, and said it gave. him great pleasure to hand them the spade to plant the trees as a token of the great interest they had taken in the work, and he hoped the trees would long continue to grow and flourish as a testimony of their generosity. Each of the donors responded in a few words, and the wish was expressed that another ceremony be held at a future date, when a larger number of trees will be planted.. There are still twenty trees required for com- pleting the tree planting, and the committee will be grateful if any public-spirited inhabi- tant who. will volunteer to give a tree or trees will communicate with the hon. secretary (Mr. Sidney J. Rees, Spring Gardens.)
WEDDING. On Thursday afternoon at Holy Trinity Church Sloane-Square, London, S.W., the wedding took place of Mr. Gwyn Saunders-Davies, son of the late Mr. A. H. Saunders-Davies, of Pentre, and Miss Ellen Newton, only daughter of Mr. C. S. Newton, of Catmose Cottage, Oakham. The Church was beautifully deconted and the ser- vice was fully choral, the Rev. C. Blundeil and the Rev. H. R. Gamble officiating. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a dress of white satin trimmed with old Brussels lace, a present from her aunt, Miss Keyser. Sue was attended by bridesmaids and pages, the former being Miss Muriel and Miss Sybil Keyser, who were° attired in blue chiffon velvet w:tli blue fox stoles and muffs (presents from the bride- grcom), and blue hats and ostrich feathers. The pages were Master Owen Saunders Davies (nephew of the bridegroom), and Master Arthur p Selby Bigge. They were dressed in blue clotn and wore torquoise and pearl horsehoe pins, presents from the bride. After the ceremony a reception was held at 17, Grosvenor Crescent, the residence of the Misses Keyser, among the guests being Mr. and Mrs. Owen Philipps, Mr. and Lady Caroline Jenkins, Capt. Saunders Davies, Mr. Saunders Davies, Pentre; Sir Owen and Ladv Scourfield, Sir William and Lady Cur, tis, Lord and Lady Garloch, Lady Lucas, Mr. and Mrs. Keyser, Colonel and Mrs. Morgan Crofton, Colonel Keyser, Sir Arthur Lucas, Mrs. Graham, Miss A. Newton, Mr. and Mrs. E. de la Rue, Capt. Faber, Mr. and Mrs. Curre, Mr. Henry Norton, the Misses Tyler, Mr. and Mrs T. Upton.
A Sullen Daebndant OBJECTED TO BE BOUND OVER. The monthly petty sessions were held on Wednesday at the Court Room, before Colonel Roberts (in the chair), Mr. J. Ll. Davies, C. T. Blethyn, G. H. D. Birt, and R. Cole. SMASHING A STREET LAMP FOR FUN. Ernest Palmer, no fixed abode, labourer, was charged by the Clerk to the Urban Council (Mr. T. H. Lewis), with wifully damaging a gas lamp, the property of the Council, to the extent of 35s., on October 31st, 1908. Mr. Lewis appeared to prosecute. Mr. Calderwood, gas manager to the Council, spoke to the extent of the damage. The lamp was completely destroyed, and he put the cost of renewal at 35s. The case had been adjourned from a previous court to give prosecutor an opportunity of sum- moning his witnesses, who failed to attend the first hearing. Mary Rimmer, a laundress, stated that she ing the defendant wanted to fight, and used a stone, and throw at the lamp, which was broken. She saw him repeat this several times until the lamp was completely smashed. She asked him what he was doing, and he laughed and danced, saying he was having a bit of fun, amusing the children. She could not say whether he threatened to break her windows. She had not got a very good memory. Witness asked the bench to give her protection, as the defendant was not right half his time. Fined 50s. including costs, or fourteen days. DRINK CASES. Henry John, Old Dockyard, labourer, was summoned for being drunk and disorderly in Charles Street on December 31st. P.C. Thomas Williams seated the facts, say- ing tme defendant wanted to fight, and used bad language. Fined 5s. and costs. George Williams, Brooke Avenue, fisherman, was charged with being drunk in Victoria Road on January 8th. P.C. Bowen proved, and a fine of 2s. 6d. was imposed, this being a first offence. A like offence was preferred against John Atherton, Gwili Road, labourer, for the 10th, in Victoria Road. P.C. 14 stated the case. The offence occurred on Sunday.—Fined 2s. 6d. Henry Edward Samson, of the trawler Dowlias, fisherman, was charged with being drunk ,and incapable in Milford Dock on January 7th. Dock Sergeant Evans said he found defen- dant in the South Western Ice Factory asleep, and when he woke him found that he was helplessly drunk. Fined 2s. Pd. John Wood, fisherman, Milford Haven, was summoned for ueing drunk and incapable in Charles Street on January 12th. this being his third offence within twelve months. Defendant, who was in custody, pleaded guilty. Chairman (to defendant): You are qualifying for the black list. Do you want to be black- listed ? Defendant: No, sir. Chairman: You will be very soon. You are fined 7s. 6d. and costs, with immediate pay- ment, or one month's imprisonment. OBJECTED TO BE BOUND OVER. Charles Edward Westhall, fisherman, Pier Hotel, was summoned by Mary And Westhall, for assaulting her on December 29th. Defen- dant pleaded guilty, and said he had nothing to say. Complainant said her husband came in about 11 o'clock and went upstairs. He then called her upstairs, and as she entered the room struck her. in the eye, giving her a black eye for nothing. He was half drunk, and since then had been fairly sober until the last few days. The Chairman said defendant would be bound. over in the sum of iC5 to keep the peace for twelve months. That would be dealing very, leniently with him, and he could not expeet, to be let off again like that. The Clerk: Are you content to be bound over? Defendant (who appeared to be very sullen): No, sir, I am not. The Clerk: Then the magistrates will have t consider what the alternative is. Defendant: I cannotj live twelve months peaceably with her. The Clerk: If you keep the peace toward her and don't touch her again you won't be called upon. If you do lay your hands upon her they can punish you. The Chairman: The alternative is a month's imprisonment. Defendant: I suppose I will have to put up with that. Chairman: Then think it over till the end of the court. Defendant was removed to the cells. At the conclusion of the other business com- plainant, questioned by the bench, said she was a stranger here, having come from Gala- shiels. After a lot of coaxing defendant consented to be bound over. A MOTHER'S MAINTENANCE. Benjamin Jones, Hubberston, labourer, was summoned by Joseph H. John, relieving officer, for neglecting to maintain his mother, Mary Jones, who is chargeable to the common fund of the Union. Edward Jones, labourer, of Hubberston, and William Jones, labourer, of Waterloo Road, were similarly summoned. The Relieving Officer stated that two of the men had been asked for 2s. 6d. per week, and one Is., but they had not paid anything. Two of the defendants appeared, and said 2s. 6d. was too much, they were willing to pay Is. 6d. per weok. The Bench nrade an order for the payment of 2s. per week by each defendant. TEMPORARY TRANSFER. I Margaret Ellen, Snewin, was granted a tem- porary transfer of the license of the Sir Charles Whethan Hotel, formerly held by her husband, now deceased. EJECTMENT. Mrs. Caroline Thomas, of the Venn, obtained an ejectment order against Samuel Thomas, who occupies a cottage near by. He said he could not get another house, but the Bench said they had. no alternative.
CONCERT AT JOHNSTON. On Wednesday evening the Johnston School- room was filled to its utmost capacity with an appreciative audience which had gathered to hear the "Neyland, Smart Set" give their ex- cellent variety entertainment. The concert had been arranged on behalf of the Church Restora- tion Fund, and the Ven. Archdeacon Williams presided. The Smart Set, who were as usual attired in their scarlet costumes, and under the direction of M. A. E. Rees, delighted the aud- ience with their well-selected songs and won due applause. The following is the programme which was gone through:—Opening Chorus, "Take your Partner," Smart Set; humorous se- lection, "Ha, ha," Mr. S. Evans; song, "Esaw, take me on the sea-saw," Miss Herbert; song, "I got something to be thankful for," Mr. G. Thomas; song, ''Jack's the boy," Miss Powell; song and chorus, 'Three for Jack," Mr. A. E. Rees; Burlesque song and chorus, "Arah go on" Miss T. Herbert; humorous duett, "On the banks of the Ohio," Miss T. Herbert and Mr. A. Jenkins; song and chorus, "Red Wing," Mr G. Thomas;; humorous song and chorus, "Down where the breezes blow,' Miss T. Her- bert; song (humorous) "Coon drum Major," Mr. A. Jenkins; finale chorus, "Teddle om pom." Miss Pcweli: gipsy trio character, "Three Glp- sies," the Misses Herbert and Puwell: humor- ous song. "A cut of bacon,' Mr. Jenkins; song & charps, "Grace Darling," Miss Herbert; solo, "Longshoreman Billy," Mr. A. F. Rees; solo, "Under de ole Umberella." Miss Powell; hum- orous selection, "Who wants a husband," Mr. G. Thomas; character duett "Gipsy Countess," Miss T. Herbert and Mr. A. E. Rees; character song. "My Daisy," Mr. S. Evans: Gipsy Chorus, The Smart Set. The piano supplied by Messrs. W. McKcnzie and Son, Haverfordwest, and the accompanist for the evening was Mrs. A. E- Rees. A.L.C.M. The singing of the National Anthem brought a pleasant evening's enjoy- ment to a close.
» Body Washed Ashore near SolYa. A body, presumably that of a voung sailor, has been washed ashore at Newgale, near Soh'a. The discovery was made by Mr. Davies, of the Cliff Farm, who at once gave fnformation to the proper authorities. The body was in a de- composed condition and was nude. The legs and arms had been severed from the trunk, and it was beyond recognition. It is surmised that the body had been in the water for several months.
Arson Case from Pembroke. MILFORD BIGAMIST GETS OFF. The Winter Assizes for the County of Pem- broke and for the Town and County of Haver- fordwest, were held on Tuesday at the Shire Hall, Haverfordwest, before the Hon. Mr. Justice Pickford, Knight. His Lordship ar- rived in Haverfordwest the previous evening, and attended divine service at St. Mary's Church on Tuesday morning, previous to the opening of the Court, accompanied by the High Sheriff, and the Chaplain (Ven. Arch- deacon Williams). There was a large choir in attendance, and Mr. C. Bulmer, F.R.C.O.. pre- isded at the organ. The vicar (Rev. J. H. Davies) conducted the service, and a short ser- mon was delivered by the Chaplain on "The Unity of the Church." His Lordship was accompanied on the bench by the High Sheriff of Pembrokeshire (Mr. R. P. L. Penn), the High Sheriff of Haverford- west (Mr. George Davies), and the Chaplain to the High Sheriff for the county (Archdeacon Williams), Lady Philipps, and Miss Philipps, of Picton Castle, also occupied seats on the bench. GRAND JURY FOR THE COUNTY. The following were sworn on the Grand Jury for the County:—Sir Charles Philipps (fore- man), Messrs. John Loft us Adams, G. E. Carrow, H. Warren Davies, J. T. Fisher, Howard Fowler, Dr. George Griffith, Messrs. Gilbert D. Harries, H. M. Harries, Samuel K. Harries, Victor J. Higgon, H. J. L. Lawrence. Richard Llewellin Lloyd, Col. Robert Oliver Lloyd, Messrs. Arthur W. Massy, Charles Mathias, T. Rule Owen, H. E. E. Philipps, W. H. Walters, O. H. S. Williams, James C. Yorke, and C. F. Egerton Allen. THE CHARGE. In his charge to the Grand Jury, his Lord- ship said that he was glad to see there was very little business for them to do. That occa- sion was the first time for him to have the honour of being in that county as judge, and therefore he was not able to compare tnat callendar with previous calendars, but he was told, and glad to be told, that it represented very much the kind of calendars that county generally presented. He was glad to see that was so. There was only two crises, involving three prisoners. One was a charge of arson 'against the two prisoners, who were at the time deserters from one of His Majesty's ships, and if they, or one of them, had refrained from making a statement, he did not think there would have been any evidence to convict them with the burning of the stack of hay. There was evidence that two sailors were seen in the neighbourhood at the time, but there was no evidence that these sailors had anything to do with the offence: However, later the two men went to the Police Station and gave themselves up as deserters from the Navy, and later on again in the day they were charged by the in- spector, on information he had received, with having set fire to a stack of hay. Cartwright, one of the prisoners, made a statement, which certainly afforded plenty of evidence against himself. He said I may as well tell you the truth. I did put it on fire. I deliberately put it on fire myself. My mate (meaning Thomas) had nothing to do with the firing," and then later on he said: "We slept in the rick last night, and when leaving I don't know what came over me, for fun I supopse, I put a match to the rick, and in a couple of minutes it blazed up, and shortly after we saw two men running to it." That was, continued the Judge, plenty of evidence as far as Cartwright was concerned, because ae said he did it, and he ought to know more about it than anyone else. With regard to the other man the case iwas very different. There was no evidence identifying either of the men, except the state- ment made by Cartwright, and anything he said was no evidence against the other man. But it was evidence in this sense that they might hear it for the purpose of observing what answer the other man made to it, if he made one, because if a man was directly ac- cused of a crime and made no answer, it was some evidence, though it did not go very far, to show that he was guilty. In this case it was not the fact. The statement was "My mate had nothing whatever to do with it." The only thing that followed after that was the other man remarking This will be an Assize job; I wonder what we shall get for it." And Cartwright took upon himself some of his (the judge's) functions, and said they would get eighteen months. (Laughter). If a man was accused of a crime and made no answer, the in- ference was that he had no answer. But in this case the statement was that he had noth- ing to do with 57, and there was no reason foi him to contradict it, because that was what he would have said. It was a very grave question whether there was any evidence for which Thomas should be put upon his trial, because there was no evidence except that he was said ..t i • i tt rni_ • • 3 T to nave said iliiis is all assize juu, ana x wonder what we shall get for it." And as h6 (the Judge) would probably have to tell the petty jury-supposing a true bill was. returned —that there was no evidence upon which they could safely convict the man Thomas it would be for them to say whether they would return a true bill against him. The other case was one of bigamy, about which he need say very little, because he thought it was obviously one in which they ought to return a true bill. There might be a defence, and he did not say there was not, but they had not to try the case. The man went through the ceremony of marriage when his wife was still alive, and what he said was that he had not heard of her for a very long time. 15 or 16 years. If he proved that, it would be a defence, unless it could be shown that he had known. within seven years, that she was alive, but that was a matter for the petty jury. His Lordship then asked the jury to consider the bills. GRAND TURY FOR HAVERFORDWEST. The Grand Jury for Haverfordwest were not sworn, and his Lordship, in addressing them, said there was no prisoner returned for trial for the town and county. and he had only to ask them if they had any presentment to make. If they had he would be glad to listen to it. The Jury intimated that they had no present- ment. His Lordship then. discharged them with the thanks of the town and county for their ser- vices.
Criminal Business. ARSON AT PEMBROKE. Michael Cartwright and John William Thomas, seamen, of the torpedo gunboat "Spanker," were jointly charged with setting fire to a stack of hay, the property of John Thomas Cadogan. of Nash, Pembroke, on November 25th, 1903. The Grand Jury returned "no true bill" against Thomas, and he was discharged. Mr. Ivor Bowen (instructed by Mr. R. D. Gilbertson) prosecuted. He said prisoner, with the other sailor, slept under the hay stack dur- ing the night, the hay being situated near the road from Pembroke to Milton. Two men dressed in sailors' clothes were seen leaving the vicinity of the rick, which then burst into flames. The evidence of John Thomas Cadogan, John Thomas, and Edward Cadogan, of Nash, gave their evidence, which was reported after the magisterial hearing, and will be fresh in the minds of cur readers. P.S. James also repeated the statement, made by the prisoner when in custody. Prisoner went into the box. and denied that he set the hay on fire purposely. The fire must have originated accidently through his dropning the match when he lighted his pipe. Cross-examined: The statement he made to the Police Sergeant was not true. The jury returned a verdict of guilty. Mr. Ivor Bowen handed in the certificate of prisoner's cnaraeter, and remarked that it was a very good one. The Jr.dge, in passing sentence, said prisoner] had been properly convicted, and therefore the statement he made to the police was accurate to that extent. It was not accurate in another particular, which was that he would get 18 months, because that would be too much as prisoner was a man of previous good character. The sentence, however, must be a substantial one. In consideration of the fact that he had been in prison since November 25th, he would now be sentenced to five months' nard labour. MILFORD BIGAMIST DISCHARGED. Hersey William Nickman (47), fisherman, of Milford Haven, was charged with bigamously marrying Florence Osborne whilst his wife was alive. -f-n1'X,:P"IIIi[ "\O,O:¡;2'W' Mr. Marlay Samson (instructed by Mr. H. J. E. Price) prosecuted, and Mr. Ivor Bowen (in- structed by Mr. W. J. Jones) defended. Amy Lawrence, wife of Harry Lawrence, of 22, Daisy Dale, Boston, Lincolnshire, said her maiden name was Burrage, and she had a sister named Annie Francis Burrage, who was married to prisoner at Gorle.ston Church on January 15th, 1887. Witness was present at the marriage. She saw her sister alive three weeks ago. Examined: She was aware that prisoner parted with his wife soon after the marriage, and had remained apart ever since. She also admitted that her sister was living with another man at Gorleston. Florence Osborne, widow, 17, Trafalgar Road, Milford Haven, said she had known prisoner for about five years. He lodged with her about three months, and then proposed marriage^and they were married at Milford Church on Octo- ber 5th, 1903. They lived together until re- cently there was no issue of the marriage. When he married her he said he was s iigle, but about two years ago when in drink she learned that he had been married before. Until then she always thought he was a bachelor when she married him. The Rev. Edwin J. Howells, vicar of Milford Haven, proved the second marriage, and said prisoner described himself as a bachelor. About a year ago prisoner came to the vicarage under the influence of drink, and said he believed his first wife was alive, but he thought at the time of his second marriage she was dead. P.S. Evans said when he arrested prisoner the latter exclaimed Thank God it has come to this." This closed the case for the prosecution, and Mr. Ivor Bowen submitted that he had no case to answer, inasmuch as the prosecution had not proved that prisoner was aware his wife was proved that prisoner was aware his wife was alive within seven years preceding the second marriage ceremony. Th Judge said it was for the defence to prove that he did not know. Mr. Ivor Bowen said he thought this had been done by the first witness, but the Judge held that was not sufficient. Mrs. Lawrence was re-called, but she could not carry the matter further, as she had not seen her sister for five years previous to these proceedings. At that time she was living at Gorleston with the other man. Mr. Bowen thereupon put tne prisoner into the box. He swore that he had never seen his wife from the time they parted up to the present. He had visited Gorleston in 1904, and had been told his wife was living with another man, and had had a child. He had never heard anything of her for the 1 -1 seven years, and concluded that she was dea. Cross-examined: He never made any enquiries to find out, but came to the conclusion he did because he had never been troubled by her. Mr. Ivor Bowen said that was his case. His Lordship informed the jury that there was no case to go before them, as it had not been made out that prisoner knew of the existence of his wife within seven years of the date on which he went through the form of marriage with the second woman. That had been decided by the courts, and he was bound to follow that decision. It did not matter whether defendant took any steps to find out, which he might very easily have done, and the law now was that if he had no knowledge of the existence of his wife for seven years they should not convict. His Lordship accordingly directed the jury to return a formal verdict of not guilty. This was done and prisoner was discharged.
Civil Court. FARM TENANCY DISPUTE. Margaret Ellen James (spinster) Pantsaesun, sued Thomas Davies, of Pantgwyn, in the parishes of Moylgrove and Bayvil, for the re- covery of possession of the Pantygwyn farm. Mr. Ivor Bowen (instructed by Mr. Mathias Thomas, of Tenby) was for plaintiff, and Mr. Villiers Meager (instructed by Messrs. Jenkins and Evans, Cardigan) was for defendant. Plaintiff's statement of claim set out that the farm was let to defendant as tenant from year to year by William Frederick Lloyd James, by whom the freehold reversion was conveyed to her on August 12th, 1904. The tenancy was duly determined by notice to quit, dated 29th July, 1907, and expiring on September 29th, 1908. Plaintiff claimed (1) possession; (2) f.20 for half a year's rent; (3) £2 3s. lOd. for mesne profits; and (4) meshe profits from the date of the writ until judg- ment at the rate of £40 per annum. The defence was that defendant was in pos- session of the premises sought to be recovered, and denied that the tenancy had been deter- mined. He stated that he was a tenant from year to year, and the tenancy commenced on March 25th, 1903. He submitted that he was entitled to a 12 months' notice to quit, expiring March 25th. Under an order made in this action defendant had paid to plaintiff the sum of zE20 rent due to September 29th, 1908. Plaintiff's Jeply was that by a verbal agree- ment defendant's tenancy was to commence and determine at Michaelmas. Mr. Ivor Bowen, in opening his case, said the point the jury had to decide was whether the custom in this county was for agricultural tenancies to terminate at Michaelmas or not. He went on to say that defendant had been I given notice for March as well as September, but disregarded both, and humorously enquired whether defendant thought he could leave just when he chose. When defendant entered on the tenancy, a 21 years' lease dating from Sep- tember was contemplated. It was drafted by the late Mr. Picton Evans, but the parties failed to agree upon some of the terms, and the lease fell through. Mr. Bowen argued that this draft agreement could be taken as evidence of a verbal agreement as to the tenancy, about which there was no dispute during the negotia- tions; it was always understood that the ten- ancy was to be a September one. As strength- ening this point evidence as to the custom pre- vailing in the district would be called. Mr. Wm. F. Lloyd James said he was formerly owner of the estate. He said it was agreed that the tenancy should be a September one, although the defendant entered the baginning of April when witness gave it up. He never knew any oth:r tenancies than September ten- ancies in that district. In answer to the Judge witness said he could not say what would happen if a tenant took over at any other time than September because he had never known such a thing accept in this instance. Cross-examined by Mr. Meager: It was true that in the draft lease there \fere clauses ex- cluding defendant from the benefits of the Ag- ricultural Holdings Act. The Judge: Is that so? Mr. Meager: It is, my lord Judge: Was that one of things about which you differed ? Witness: No. Judge: Then we need not consider it. Mr. T. Rule Owen, Haverfordwest, for 45 years estate agent and valuer in Pembrokeshire, and Mr. John Francis, estate agent, etc., Car- marthen, were called to speak as to the custom. Both said that all tenancies were September tenancies, and tHat. whenever, owing to special circumstances, a farmer entered into possession at any other time of year there was a special agreement to provide that tne tenancy snouici date from September. Mr. Meager submitted there was no evidence of custom. His Lordship agreed. It was a question of fact. The lease was not signed, and the ques- tion would be whether defendant emend under an implied agreement. It was a question of fact for the jury to decide. Mr. Meager addressed the jury and ^-nded that the agreement having fallen thr'-vr\ the defendant became a tenant -t the payment of the first year' rent, when b would become a yearly tenant from the date of entry. Mr. Ivor Bowen argued to.at there v;es amp ? evidence of an implied agreement that The tenancy should be a September one, and pointed out in support cf tlrs ihat the defendant had refused to accept a March notice to quit. The Judge summed up at some length, and said the jury had to decide whether they they thought the intention of the parties was that the tenancy should be reckoned from Sep- tember to September, although defendant went in"April, or whether they thought there was no agreement or arrangement. If they came to the lvatter conclusion they must find that de- fendant was a yearly tenant from the time he entered. The Jury, afier an absence of nearly half an hour, returned with a verdict for defendant. The Judge entered accordingly with costs. This concluded the business of the Assizes. The High Sheriff for the town (Mr. George Davies) presented the Judge with white gloves, and his lordship in cordially acknowledging the compliment expressed the hope that High Sheriffs of Haverfordwest would be able to re. peat this at many future Assizes. s* *5T
-n-so.tF, EAVERFORDWEST SCHOOL MANAGERS. Sergt.-Major Pearca Indignant. A meeting of the Haverfordwest School Mana- gers was held at the Shire Hall on Monday, when Mr. H. J. E. Price presided, and the other managers present were Miss Ada Thomas, Miss Jane Phillips, Archdeacon Hilbers, the Mayor (Mr. Isaiali Reynolds), Mr. George Davies and Mr. A. B. Williams. BOYS BRIGADE COMPACT. The following letter was read from Sergt.- Major Pearce:—"I am in receipt of your letter of the 15th December re the football match, and the absence from school of some of the Prendergast boys on the 26th of last month. The Barn Street Schools had a half-holiday that day, and football match was arranged bet- ween a team of Brigade boys of those schools, t and a team of non-brigade boys of the same street. The Prendergast boys were not invited, neither were their services required, I was pre- sent, and as soon as I saw them I asked them if they had also a half-day off. They said they had not; they had taken one. For this 1 can- not be held responsible. The school attendance officer, Mr. Rees, spoke to me about the boys' absence, and I told him that I bad nothing whatever to do with their absence. I called at the school, and in the presence of the heath- master I cautioned the boys that should any of them absent themselves again without au- thority in order 10 take part in any Brigade games when their school was open that I would dismiss them from the Brigade. I wai sur- prised to read in ,the local papers the remarks of the Rev. D. Akrill Jones in saying that I had violated the compact made with me. I did nothing of the kind: and had Mr. Jones first taken a little more trouble, and enquired into the matter, he would be able to find all out instead of rushing at a thing that he knew nothing about. I am not in the habit of doing my business in that way, and I tell Mr. Jones that in future I will not be accused by him of doing a thing I am not guilty of; neither will I allow it. (Laughter). I must thank the other managers for the kind way they spoke of the Brigade as an excellent institution, and that they did not wish to discourage it. The boys are taught many good things, including obed- ience, punctuality, truthfulness, and respect for authority,, and physical training, and good rifle shots-(laughter)-,nd I am positive there is not another man in South Wrales who would do so much for the welfare of our boys as I do, and yet I am in the eyes of Mr. Akrill Jones violating a particular compact, and I hope that he will be man enough to apologise to me for false accusation at the last meeting of the School Managers. (Much laughter). Archdeacon Hilbers remarked that Mr. Akrill Jones was ill. The Clerk: I must show it to him. SCHOL ATTENDANCE. The attendance officer (Mr. Rees), reported that the attendance had been 87.5 in the cases of children between 5 and 14, and 87 in the case of children of all ages. Mr. Reynolds: Has the attendance officer taken the attendance this morning at the different schools? The attendance officer said he had, and gave the attendance as follows:—St. Martin's girls', 95 present, absent, 38: National girls', 94 pre- sent, absent. 51; Prendergast girls,' present SB, absent, 22; Barn Street Council boys', present, 113, absent 56; Prendergast boys', present 116, absent 21; National boys', present 103; absent, 37. The total number of children absent was 225. Miss Thomas: Any reason given for their aD- sence? Attendance Officer: The only reason given is that the infant schools are closed, and several parents decline to send them. The Chairman said no doubt many children were absent because it was the first day for the schools to be opened after the Christmas holidays. y Mr. George Davies: And no doubt many of them thought that all the school would be closed. Archdeacon Hilbers remarked that the schools could only be closed by the order of the Medi- cal Officer of Health. The Mayor said he saw the Medical Officer of Health on Saturday, and as no case of diptheria had been notified since the beginning of the previous ^eek he thought it would be a pity to make an order to close the elementary school^. Miss Thomas: The infants' schools beidg closed will badly affect the other schools. The Chairman: It should not. Miss Thomas: But they will. It was said that there were 10 houses affected with diptheria and 7 cases altogether. The subject then dropped.
CLARBESTON ROAD NOTES. Clarbeston Road was en fete on Saturday last, when Mr. John Davies, of Picton Terrace, was married to Miss Hannah Davidson, of Picton. The marriage took place at Wiston Church, the Rev. Lloyd Williams officiating. The wedding breakfast was laid at the residency of Mr. Davies. Mr. and Mrs. Davies left by the North Mail for Pembrey amidst a shower of rice and confetti, and the best wishes of all for a long and happy life. The many friends of Mr. G. Reed, cattle deal- er, etc., will be sorry to hear that he is confined to his bed with inflammation in his leg. We wish him a very speedy recovery. e
Have Animals Immortal Spirits ? To the Editor of the Pembroke County Guardian." Dear Sir,—There appeared in your paper some weeks ago a letter signed Esther Doreen," enquiring of your readers f animals have immortal spirits. There is no doubt but that this question is of great importance to animal lovers, and should not be despised even by the most learned theologians. Animals have, like ourselves, a life," anu we may say also a "spirit." We should not err by saying that animals, like ourselves, possess a -ome- thing which is invisible, and this something is the best part oi them. Science throws little or no light on the subject, but there is one thing that we may safely rely upon—that is, that the deeds of animals, especially good deeds, are never to be forgotten, and I will venture to say that eternity will not be long enough to wear out the good actions which some animals have done: not one of them can fall to the ground, not even a sparrow," with- out their CreatT knowing, and although it would be too much to say positvely that animals have immortal spirits, we may be con- fident that their Creator will never forget the faithful service which many of them has Ten- dered to man. I do most heartily congratulate all those who take an interest in the welfare of poor dumb creatures, but to say that they f are immortal is rather out of my reach. The Bible tells us that The spirit of the beast goeth down," but I will leave the explanation of that passage to someone else who can do it i. -c than 1. I W)ly to the query about the dog which had L", and appeared again to the officer's hostess, I have no faith in such statements, and would give my opinion that the remark was either the result of an optical delusion, or a down right falsehood.—Yours, etc., JAMES PRICE, Keyston Hill, Camrose.
» THE PEMBROKESHIRE HOUNDS Will meet on Monday, 18th, at Hazle Hill, Nev- Fridav. 22. at Cillefawr. Each day at 11
JJ3irtI)s-IDarríages- !)eatbs. BIRTH. JOHN?.—On January 9th, at Manorowen, to Mr. and Mrs. Vincent J. G. Johns, a son. ItOCH.—January 9, a.t Station House, Clarbeston Road, the wife of Mr. A. Roc-h, foreman, of a daughter. MARRIAGE. DA YIES-.AIC,OLD.-On the 14tli ult. at Eben- ezer Chapel, Haverfordwest, by the Rev. W. Mendus, Thomas Henry, third son of Mr. T. J. Davies. Penberry, St. David's, to Elizabeth Ann, daughter of Mr. Arnold, Penarthur.
TO LET.—That old established fully licensed JL public house, the Lamb Inn, Haverford- west. Nice trade done. Good stabling; low rent.—Apply, Jonas Lewis, above address. 19 STRAYED to the Rath Farm. Rudbaxton. 0 January 1st, a white Sow. If not claimed within 7 davs will be sold to defrav expenses. 25
PRE fvc, I EH r iMtX:' SUNDAY. St. Mary's.—8 a. in. 11 a.m., and 6 p.m., Rev. J. 11. St. Thomas—11 ¿t.;Jt., and 6 p.m., Ven. Arch. Hilbers. St. Martin's-I' a. a. and 6 p.m., Rev. A. Baring-Gould. Prendergast.-8 a. 11 am., and 6 p.m., Rev. Norman Puree]!, curate. Uzmaston.—11 a.m. and 6.30 p.m., Rev. John Phillips, rector. e Catholic—11 -t.¡n pad 6 p.m., Rev. Father Woolfrey. Bethenda.—11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Professor Owen Carmarthen. Hill Park (Baptist)—10.30 a.m. and 6 p.m., Rev. John Jenkins, pastor. The Tabernacle a.m., .and 6 p.m., Rev. Nicholson Jones, pastor. Ebenezer (C.M.).—10.30 and 6 p.m., Rev. Mendus, pastor. Moravian.-lh .m. and 6 p.m., Rev. S. L. Connor, pastyr.