National Schools.—A Social will be held in these buildings on Friday of next week. Company Meetings.—The annual meetings of the Fishguard Harbour Improvement Co. and of the Fishguard Market House Co. will be held in the Town Hall on Friday and Saturday respectively, the former at 3.15 and the latter at three o'clock. Bethel Mutual Improvement Society.—The first meeting of the second half of the session will be held in the Vestry this Thursday even- ing, at 8.15, when a debate, to be opened by Messrs Pyle and Bristow, will take place on Is the conduct of modern sport conducive to true manliness ? The chair will be taken by the Pastor; Rev. D Phillips David. Winter Again.—A large and varied assort- ment of Winter Stock has just arrived direct from Factories at Hodges' Boot Warehouse, Market Square, Fishguard.—Boots guaranteed thoroughly waterproof.—Try our Regent Gents' Boots at 8s nd, 10s 6d, 12s 6d, and 13s 1 id. A guarantee given with every pair Once worn—always worn.—Ladies Boots at 38 11 d--spleiidid value.—Business established ( 35 years ago.—Advt. I Fancy Dress Ball.—It is anticipated that there will be a large number present at this ball to-night (Wednesday), and rnmour hath it that the fair and sterner sexes are busy pre- paring their fancy costumes, in order tnat they may secure the prizes offered for the best lady's and gentlemen's costume respectively. Dr. and Mrs O'Donnell have kindly consented to act as judges. Spectators may view the fes- tive scene from the gallery on payment of an admission fee of one shilling. The costumes will be judged at 8 p.m., prior to the com- mencement of the dancing. I Farmers' Club.—In anotner portion ot this issue will be found a report of the annual meeting of this organisation, which is also re- ferred to in our editorial columns. Funeral.—The funeral took place at Her- mon Cemetery on Saturday last, the Rev. D Phillips David officiating in the presence of a large and sympathetic gathering of mourn- ers and friends, of Mrs Margaret Llewhelin, widow of the late Capt. Llewhelin, of Maes- gwynne. The deceased lady, who was in her 73rd year, was well-known and highly re- spected in Fishguard and the locality, and was one of the founders of Bethel English Baptist Chapel. About twelve months ago she removed to Tenby, and there, after a lengthy illness she passed away on Tuesday of last week. The chief mourners present at the interment were Mr B G Llewhelin, Maes- gwynne the Rev. and Mrs T L Evans, Tenby and Mr and Mrs W D Griffiths, Castle Stores, Fishguard. Will.—Mr Edward Towers, of 5, Park Wern-road, Swansea, formerly of Grove- place, Swansea, who died on December 14th, aged 67 years, managing director of the Albion Dock Company, left estate of the gross value of [1,014, with net personalty £ '299, and the executors named his wife, Mrs Isalella Towers. Mr Thomas, Singleton, haviug renounced probate, letters of adminis- tration, with will annexed, have been granted to his son, Mr James William Towers, of 33, Woodlands-terrace, marine engineer, formerly of Fishguard. Wedding. The wedding took place ija Hermon Chapel on Saturday last, of Mr William Evans, of Fishguard, and Mrs Mary John, of Scleddy. Mr William Watkin acted as best man, while the bridesmaids were, Miss P A John, and Miss Letitia Howells, of Greenland. The Rev Dan Davies officiated. Present. at home were Mrs Mary Ann Williams, Miss Elizabeth John, and Miss Margaret John, (daughters). We wish them long life and happiness. Mr David Griffiths, High-street, supplied the carriages.
GOODWICK. Football.—On the Pen Cw enclosure, on Saturday afternoon, In the presence of a large and interested crowd of spectators, the Traffic and Marine Departments of the Harbour Staff contested the issue in connection with the preliminary stages of the tussel for the Nesbitt Cup. The Landlubbers were repres- ented by Griffin, goal; Earle and Andrews, backs Evans, Morris, and Griffin, halves; and Summons, Mason, Jones, and Hoskins. Their Seafaring opponents were Manning, goal Hood and Griffiths, backs; Ben Thomas, Sharpe, and T Cardiff, halvesl; and Jones, W Thomas, C Miles, D Jenkins, and Dickinson, forwards. From start to finish the game proved to be of a very interesting character, and the verdict of five goals to nil in favour of the Traffic must not be regarded as being indicative that the Marine did not put in some sterling work. As a matter of fact they experienced hard times in failing to score on more than one occasion. For the victors, Jones secured two goals (one from a penalty), whilst the others were scored by Dickenson, Ben Thomas and Miles repect- ively. Ecclesiastical.- The Vicar (Rev E Lincoln Lewis, B.A., preached at Carmarthen on Sunday, the pulpit at St Peter's Church being occupied by the Rev Mr Davies, cur- ate at Abergwyli. Personal.—Mr Sambrook, chief goods clerk to the G. W. R. Co., returned from holiday on Tuesday, when Mr A E Miles departed on his vacation, his place being taken by Mr Martin, of the District Superintendent's office at Swansea. 'Tects Tricked. By the failure of the Lusitania to call on Monday evening, two detectives who had been stopping at Fish- guard since the preceding Saturday upon business concerning which they were naturally very reticent, were compelled to depart empty handed Cunard Chatter.—The R.M.S. Lusitania,' proceeding direct from New York to Fish- guard, failed to call locally at the latter port, on Monday evening, despite the fact that every preparation for her reception had been made by the Great Western, Cunard and Customs officials, She had aboard 436 pas- sengers and a considerable quantity of mails. The next vessel is the Campania," which is due at about six o'clock on the evening of Tuesday week. St Peter's Church.—The concreting for the foundations of this new edifice is proceed- apace. Sands Bridge. The temporary timber span crossing the Parrog road has been re- moved and replaced by a permanent girder structure. Appointment. Mr Morgan, switchboard attendant at the Harbour Power-house, leaves on Tuesday to take up a more responsible position of a similar character under the Great Eastern Railway Company at Liver- pool Street Station, London. Congregation Church.—A tea aDd enter- tainment—for the latter of which an excellent programme is in course of preparation-will be given in this English place of worship on Tuesday. B,rachali.-At this place of worship on on Thursday of next week a Children's Guild will be inaugurated by a magic lantern and musical entertainment. The objects of the Guild, as set forth by the pro- moters are such as should commend them- selves to every member of the Christian com- I munity, and it is to be trusted that the in- augural gathering will be well attended. Charitable Concert.—A high-class concert will be given in Goedwig Chapel on the 8th prox. under the auspices of the Fishguard Harbour Works Male Voice Choir. The proceeds are to be devoted to the relief of Mr Arthur Davies, late of the Construction Works who for a considerable period has been unable to follow his occupation as carpenter, owing to ill health.The Chapel authorities have genrously placed the edifice gratuitously at the < disposal of the promoters, whilst the members of the choir—both individually and collec- tively-are leaving rto effort unspared-to ensure the submission of a first-class pro- gramme. The object to which the funds are to be devoted is one of an eminently deserv- ing character, and it is sincerely to be hoped that it will receive at the hands of the public that measure of generous support which it unquestionably merits.
COAL-COAL-COAL.-Best Red Ash » Newport Coal at 22s per ton. Prices of Culm, Lime and other qualities of Coal may be had on application.—S. H. Hughes and Son, merchants, Goodwick. WANTED to Rent Shops in Fishguard and Goodwick, lock up or offierwise, suitable for butchers.—Apply by letter sending full particulars ,to T. H. Howell, Dynevor Castle Hotel, Llanelly.
Ii. NEWPORT, PEM. Personal.—At the annual meeting of the I North Pembrokeshire Farmers' Club, held at I Fishguard on Thursday afternoon, it was unanimously decided to confer the presidency for the ensuing year upon Alderman G B Bowen, J.P., of Llwyngwair. Wedding. A very pretty but quiet wedding took place at 8 a.m. on Sunday morning last at St Mary's Parish Church, the contracting parties being Mr James T Ewing and Miss Elizabeth Maud Lewis, of j Goat-street. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr D Lewis, Ferndale, Glamor- ganshire, whilst Mr W Lewis acted as best man. The Rector (Rev D G Phillips) officiated. Breakfast was afterwards par- taken of at the house of the bride. Lecture.—A paper was read on Wednes- day evening last at the Church Chapel by Mr James, Parrog Road, the subject of the paper being What is Man?" or know thy- self." Several questions were asked at the close, and much discussion followed. Capt D Mathias, presided, and made a capital chairman. Illness.—The many tricnds of Mr James Thomas, Temperance Hotel learn with re- gret of his indisposition, and trust that he will soon be restored to his usual health again. j Death.—It is with profound sorrow we have to chronicle this week the death, at the early age of 13 years, of John Brown Thomas, Greystone House, King-street, who passed peacefully away on the evening of Saturday last. The deceased was a great favourite with all his schoolmates, being always bright and of a most pleasant disposition, and during the past summer took great intesest, with other lads, in the Boy Scouts Corps. Our young friend had not been in robust health for some time, but during the past nine or ten weeks has been confined to his bed. The funeral took place to-day (Wed- nesday) at the Parish Churchyard. Election.—On Friday for twelve solid hours, the ancient Borough presented a scene of most unwonted activity, the occas- ion being the election of a member to re- present the County in the new Parliament which is to be summoned next month. Party colours and favours were everywhere in evidence, there was a good supply of mural literature, and the influx of voters from the outlying parishes thronged the main thorough- fares with a good (humoured crowd, which never tired either of gravely arguing a pol- itical, fiscal, or constitutional problem, or of bantering an opponent when opportunity arose. So keen was the interest evinced in the contest that it may safely be asserted that when, at eight o'clock, the Presiding officer (Mr V J G Johns) declared the poll closed, and there were few, if any, who had not exercised the franchise.
LOCAL WEDDING. The marriage has taken place at Christ- church, Gipsy-hill, of Mr Frederick Valentine Howell, youngest son of Colonel F R Howell of Trewellwell, Solva, to Miss Kathleen Rose, second daughter of General H M Evans, C.B., and Mrs Evans, of Upper Norwood.
SCLEDDY. Thanks.—Mr Wm Davies, mason, of Scleddy, desires to return his g-teful thanks to all those who have PO very kiniLy come to his assistance in his recent misfortunes. The following is a list of those whom lie especially wishes to thank for their most practical sympathy :— G Bennett & Co. 10s 6d, Prof. Stanley Roberts 91, Mrs Stanley Roberts .£1, Major Moberly JE1, Mrs F J Moberly ft, Mrs James, Trebrvthon 91 104, Miss Johns 1:1, Rev E Lincoln Lewis, Goodwick £ 1, S J Hughes 5s, J Davies 5!<, Mrs J Davies 5s, Miss L Evans, Trebrython 53, L Evans, Eishgaard 2s 6d, W R Eynon 2s 6d, W 0 Thomas 2s 6d, D R Reynolds 2s 6d, J Davies 2s 6d, Dd Morgan 2s 6d, Mrs Macnamara 2s 6d, Miss M Richards, Trebrython 2s 6d, Miss P Thomas 2s (id, Capt Thomas 2s, Miss Beddoe, Treffgarne is, Griffith Thomas Is, M Llod 6d, W T Walters, Fishguard 2s 6d, R P Lewis 2s, Mrs Davies, Glancleddau 10s 6d, V J G Johns jE2, Rev J Evans, Jordanston 10s, Friend 2s, Wm Thomas, Hafod 2s 8d, Mrs W Thomas 2s 6d, W R Carver 10s 6d, Evan Williams, Liverpool C Jenkins, Boot Stores 2s, F A Davies 2s, V Davies 2s, Mrs Freeman, Brodog-terrace Is, H Davies, Drim mill 5s, John Davies £1, J Jenkins 2s 6d, T Davies, Abfirb<ich 2s Gd, "Mrs Williams, Fishguard fi, M Sarubruck 6d J Ll Thomas, Lochturffia 10s, W Reynolds, Trehowell fl, A G Davies 2.-3, Staria Davies, Slade 2s 6d, Dr Williams, Drim £1, Mr Benj Francis 2s 6d, Mrs Francis 2s 6d, Mrs H Francis Is, W James, draper 2s 6d, H Evans, Creiny Is, John George, Tregroes 2s 6d Gwynne George 2s 6d, Jane George 5s. J Morse, H Nicholas Is, T L Davies, Tredavid is, J B Williams, Scleddy 2s, Rev T Griffiths, Mathry 1:1, Win Williams 5s, J Lewis 2 6d, B J Phillips Is 3d, J Davies, Penfeidr Cl, Friend Is, E & H Perkins 10s, Friend 3s, Friend £1, J Bowen, Tre- sissillt Is, W G James, Llysyronen JE1, T H Lloyd Is, W Williams Is, W T Harries, Tre- bover 26d, T Mathias, Llantdoffon 10, W Davies Trefelgam 18, T Beynoti, Clegyrn Is, D Rees, baker Is, Friend Is, Mr B G Llewhelin 5s, J R Richards 5s, W Cornock 8", Mrs L Lewis 10s, Mrs D Evans £1, Mr J Brown 5s, Mr J Morganf, Broylan 2s, P Williams, Fishguard Is, Mr John, Llanychare 2s 6d, D John, West-street Is, J H Davies, Garu Is, Mr Lewis, chemist 2s 6d, G Rowe, Penpistill 2s, T Rowe 2s, Mrs Williams. Fiiich 2s, W Evans, Rafel 2«, B James 2Q, M A Morse 2?, Mr W Evans Is, Miss M Evans., Glan- cleddy Is, Friend 2s 6d, W G James, Panty- phillip 5s, J H Evans, Cilau forge. 2s, Mrs Griffiths, Llanstinan 2s 6d, Geo. Moigans Is, A Friend Js, John Mathias 6d, James Phillips Is, Mrs Lariib 6.1, T Davies 6d, L Thomas 6d, H Lewis 6d, J Griffiths 2s, Mr Jenkins, Park-house 2.q, Mrs Thomas, Sclfddy inn 2s 6d, John Rees. Church cottage la, W Jenkins, Scleddy Is, Mr J Llewellyn, Maenbir 2s, R Rees, Cefnydre 2s 6d, Mrs L Griffiths, Tycanol 2s, D Thomas, Tre- newydd Is 6d, Mrs Evans, Ciyn 28 6d, Mrs Jenk- ins 2s 5d, W Thomas, Brwynant Is, W L Will. iams, Cefnydre 5s, W Edwaids, Llanwern 2s 6d, Mr Evans Is, Mrs Owen, Trecoed 2s 6d, J Evans, Seren 1:" G Evaa3 Is, Friend Is, A Kolam Is, T Perkins, hendrewen 5s, L John 6d, J Lloyd 6d, T Morse, Yetygorse Is, T Morse 6d, Friend 10 s, 11 Wathen Thomas 13s.6d, Friend 7s 6d, Friend 1;1, Mr W C R Johns Zi, Mr L M Johns £ 1 Cymro 2s.
A COMMITTEE-ROOM COMEDY. One of those little comedies which serve to enliven the tedium of an election was enact- ed recently. The Liberals had engaged as a committee- room the front room on the ground floor of a private house, but had arranged not to take possession until shortly before the opening of the poll. Judge, then, of their dismay, when, upon coming within sight of their potential head- quarters, they discovered the upper windows to be entirely obscured with flaring scarlet bills proclaiming the benefits of Tariff Re- form and the virtues of Mr Marlay Samson Entering the premises, another shock await- ed them, for, beneath an engraving of Glad- stone had been pinned a copy of the Con- servative picture Free Trade," whilst ad- monitions to vote for Tariff Reform decorated many of the pictures. These latter were speedily removed, but the placards upstairs presented greater diffi- culty, inasmuch as the bedroom was in the occupation of two gentlemen lodgers who resolutely declined for a long time to remove their unwelcome decorations. Ultimately, however, they consented to do so, but as an act of grace, and under protest. The room utilised by the Liberals was tenanted by two Englishmen of strongly pro- nounced Conservative opinions. When asked if they objected to vacating the room for the day they agreed, but, being under the im- pression that it had been let over their heads," so to speak, were in a strongly resent- ful mood, and determined to get their own back," with the result already narrated. As a matter of fact, however, the room was not, we are assured, let until after their assent had been obtained, and, this having been vouch- ed for both by the landlady and by one of the leading Liberal officials, was accepted by them, and an incident which, whilst humor- ous to the general public, was far from pleas- ant to all concerned, was thus amicably smoothed over.
The Conservative Press assures us that Free Trade is dead; the Liberal journals annouuce the decease of Tariff Reform. The wearied man in the street is tempted to regret that both statements cannot possi- bly be true! Councillor Ward Davies and others at Pembroke observed the new" daylight" tconlet on Monday. It was in the west to the right of Venus, lower down towards the horizon. It was tail upwards, the nucleus being clearly definable. It was clearly visible from 5.45 to 6 p.m., when a thick bank of cloud obscured it from view. What do you think of the Irish now ?" —as the old song hath it-is likely to be- come a pertinent question, and one which would be inadvisable to answer impertinently
I Lecture at Scleddy. MR. PYLE ON THE WORLD'S WHEAT SUPPLY. At the Scleddy Reading Room on Tuesday a lecture on The wheat supply of the world,' was given by Mr Pyle, of the Mount Pleasant Bakery, Fishguard. There was a large muster of members and lady friends present. Mr John Jenkins, builder, of Scleddy, who presided, briefly introduced the lecturer as one who could speak with authority on that important question. Mr Pyle prefaced his lecture by stating that he held no brief for any particular fiscal party, either Tariff Reform or Free Trade. The question of our food supply was one that should be raised above the mire of party politics. The question to be answered was how, in view of the increasing price of wheat, the supply was to be maintained at such a low price-level that all might participate without hardship. During the course of his remarks, the lecturer traced the wonderful growth of wheat imports from one and a half million sacks in 1849—the year that witnessed the repeal of the Corn Laws-to 26t million sacks in Igog. This wonderful increase was due to the increase in popula- tion and to the improved conditions of living. Contrasting the wheat consumption of this country and of America with that of other civilized countries, we found we were not the largest consumers. France, with a population of 40 millions, consumed 43 million quarters, whilst this country, with a population of 44 millions, only consumed 42 million quarters. This statement he supported by an extract from.a table complied by the U.S.A. Com- missioner of Labour showing the average weekly expenditure of each fanily on meat, fish and poultry to be:- In Great Britain, 5/4; U.S.A. 5/4t; Germany II lIt; France, 2/2i; Switzerland, 1/11 and Belgium, 2/0t. This difference could be largely attributed to the higher standard of comfort enjoyed by the working classes of America and this country. The lecturer also quoted facts and statistics concerning the consumption of rye in this and other countries, and an interesting description of the famous rye bread and Pumpernickel that so much has been heard and read of lately Continuing, he took his audience practically all over the world, des- cribing the various harvests, and time of harvesting, and giving descriptions of the wheat grown and when the wheat, as wheat or flour,arrived in this country. To what then could, he asked, be ascribed the present dear price of this universal commodity. Firstly, to increased consumption without a propor- tionate increase of wheat-growing acreage; secondly to shortage of supplies and thirdly to absence of stocks in this country. To-day other nations had come into the market in competition with us for the surplus of famous wheat-growing countries, China, Japan, and our African provinces, were buyers of wheat They, a decade ago, were not known as wheat-consuming peoples. Fifteen to twenty years ago the U.S.A. sent us 60 per cent of our foreign wheat now the demand there has been so increased that we can only obtain 30 to 40 per cent of our total imports from that country. In time, so rapidly was the rate of consumption overtaking the produc- tion, that country would soon require the whole of its wheat to feed itself. Tne crops of the Argentine, India, Australia, and Can- ada became to us yearly of increasing im- portance. In the last thirty years our wheat acreage had decreased by It million acres, or 44 per cent. Between 1878, and 1888 we pro- duced on an average 117 lbs of wheat per head, and imported 238 lbs; between 1903 and 1907 we only grew 68 lbs, and impor- ted 284 lbs. It was possible for tha botanist, the chemist, and the engineer for the home farmer to cater more for the home market, and thus to make it a little less dependant on the foreign grower. If all the wheat grown in Australia, Canada, and India were taken by the British Empire we should still be far from self-sustaining as far as cereals were concerned. Mr Joel James, in proposing a vote of thanks to Mr Pyle, briefly dwelt on the in- teresting aspects of the lecture, and the effect of new countries entering into the wheat market, thus restricting the foreign supply for this counrry. Mr Pyle had, he said, given an insight to the members into several new factors on food supply, and he hoped that they would have the opportunity of hearing him at Scleddy soon again (cheers). Mr John Jenkins seconded, saying that they had heard a lot lately of Tariff Reform and Free Trade, but that Mr Pyle's lecture was entirely unpolitical, and a keen insight in the world's food supply had been given them that nigh. Mr Pyle briefly responded, and a fine even- ing was brought to an end by the singing of the National Anthem." Next week the meeting will take the form of a debate. Mr Joel James will move that the House of Lords be abolished, and Messrs W J Morris (Ravel) and Charlie James will oppose.
DINAS CROSS. Ladies Choir.-The members of this organisation are requested to be regu- lar and punctual in their attendance at forthcoming practices in order to en- sure the success of the St David's Day celebrations, which will take the form of an afternoon tea, followed by a con- cert, which, in its turn will be succeed- ed by a social evening for the Choristers Blectiou.-On Friday, the occasion of the election of a member of Parliament to represent the County, there was a general exodus from Dinas and her environs, there being scarcely an elector Who failed to realise the res- ponsibility resting upon his shoulders in view of the great constitutional crisis through which the. country is passing. Polling took place at Fishguard, and thither these endowed with the fran- chise wended their way awheel, afoot, or in conveyances. Many foregathered in the market town and, despite the in- clemency of the weather, spent a very enjoyable time. The declaration of the result, which took place on Saturday afternoon, was received with the utmost satisfaction by the great bulk of the local community, although no special means of celebrating the occasion were resorted to. Literary.—A penny reading for which an excellent programme has been arranged, will take place in the Council Schools on Friday evening. The financial proceeds are to be devoted to the piano fund, and it is hoped that there will be a large attendance. Obituary.—We regret to have to record the demise of Mr David Thomas, ex-post- man, which took place a few days ago at the Haverfordwest Infirmary, to which—as was at that time recorded in our columns —he was recently removed in the hopes that he might be at least partially restored to healtli. The funeral takes place locally this Thursday. Scholastic Success.—Miss May Roach, of Bryn Gelli, has secured a certificate for pas- sing the College of Preceptors' examination at Cheltenham College, the Principal of which, in a letter of congratulation, described her success as a very clever achievement.
Blackburn & Owen CENTRAL STORES, FISMGÙÐ. The Marmalade Making Season is now on and Oranges are arriving in very fine con- dition. Last year the supply was very short and some people were left without, so be in time and buy now. To purchasers of these Oranges we hire, at a nominal charge, an ORANGE SLICE1NG MACHINE which will make MARMALADE MAKING a PLEASURE instead of a labour as by the old method. Sole agents for Fishguard and District for Delicious Ivy Packet Teas at is 6d, is 8d, and 2s per pound. Also for the famous "Woodking" Firelights, 3 dozen for 11 id, each one lights a fire and burns for 15 minutes. Sample on application to BLACKBURN & OWEN, Central Stores, FISHGUARD. Have you tried our Banana Margarine at 8d per pound ? If not-Why not ? nr "y in Llewellyn George WILL COMMENCE HIS GREAT r Å Å r It Yù. Q) NOW ON. OLD STOCKS All Goods marked at Astounding Prices to effect a speedy Clearance. Reductions of 5s. in the t. A Few of the Many Bargains offered during the Sale Ladies Winter Blouses, from Is Od. Heavy Wool Serges (several colours), to clear.lld per yd 2 All Wool 44in. Amazon Cloth, very special, Is 6,1-d, worth 2s 3d. Smart Material in Tweeds, from Is OM. Moirette Underskirts, from Is 61d to 7s lid. All Wool Delaines, good selection, from Is Old, worth Is 3 }d. Call and inspect our Showrooms of Ladies and Children's Coats and Showerproofs. Ladies Smart Tweed Coats, to clear, 6s lid, worth 9s lid. Ladies Serge Tweed Coats, pannel back, to clear, 8s lid worth Us 9d Grand Selection, Newest Styles, Various Qualities. Exceptional Bargains in Furs (all new). Fall Size Down Quilts, special, 6s lid, worth 10s lid Extensive variety in beautiful art shades in Sateen and Satin Brocade-12s lid to 27s 6d. Extra large heavy patchwork Quilts, Wool filled—6s 3d, worth 7s 6d. Coverred Sateen Quilts-7s 6d, worth 8s lid. Our value in Blankets cannot be Beaten. Prices ranging from 3s lid to 21s 6d per pair. Useful Warm Bed Covers, to clear, Is 9d. Great Bargains in Gents' Department. Real Welsh Flannel Shirts, to clear at 4s 6d. Vests and Pants, from Is ll-J-d Real Welsh Flannel, very special, Is Id, worth Is 4d. ALL REMNANTS—HALF PRICE. You can purchase 208 worth of New High-Class Goods for 15s during January, at Oommeflce ponge, West-st., Fishguard.
THE GENERAL ELECTION. A NECK-AND-NECK RACE. Apart, altogether, from the momentous constitutional and political issues involved, the General Election now drawing to a close will live in the annals of posterity by reason of the marked degree of uncertainty which has, from day to day, existed as to the posi- tion of the several parties. In sporting par- lance it has been a neck-and-neck race. Eliminating—as an unknown quantity-the Nationalists, and classifying the Liberal and the Labour members together as supporters of the Goverment of the day, the public has witnessed the constitution of the new Legis- lature fluctuating in a manner which only be likened to the eccentric behaviour of a steam guage. Sometimes the Government, some- times the opposition has been in the ascend- ant, but never to any marked degree, whilst occasions have been frequent when the two parties balanced evenly in the national scales. As the contest draws to a close the odds are, of course, in favour of the Liberal- Labour coalition, but, in the face of the re- vulsion of public feeling which has occurred in many constituencies, he would be a rash man indeed who denied the ultimate possibi- lity-as distinct from the probability—of a dead heat. Already the leader writers of daily papers of either political colour are consider- ing what the future holds in store in the event I of such a contingency, whilst a suggestion for the formation of a non-party ministry under the leadership of Lord Rosebury has actually been mooted. The position of parties as we go to press this Thursday morning is as follows — Position of Parties Total to be Elected 670 Total Members Elected 608 Liberals Unionist Lab'r Nationalists 23225539 72 1 1 1
TO-DAYS POLLINIIS. The daily list of pollings grows less, and today there are but 20 contests for decision. The constituencies concerned were represented at the dissolution by Liberals 16 Labour 1 Conservatives 1 Nationalists 2 20 < SYesterday in the Divisional Court Mr Justice Phillimore congratulated Mr Abel Thomas, K.C., M.P., on his return. Mr Abel Thomas thanked his Lordship. The hon. member has been returned for his old constituency, East Carmarthenshire.
STATE INTERVENTION IN N.S.W. STRIKE. A Sydney telegram says that the position of the Northern and Southern miners re- mains unchanged. The judge on the Northern Compulsory Board tias determined to proceed to compel the attendance of wit- nesses. The steamer Quito, the first Govern- ment coal ship, is expected to arrive from Calcutta. Free labourers have been engaged to unload her. The Crown is prosecuting nine miners at Maitland for obstructing the workers in the local colliery.
IN MEMORIAM. In loving memory of a dear Husband and Father, W. Cuthbert Thomas, who died January 29th, 1909. For ever with the Lord." Father it is Thy will."
LORD HIGH ADMIRALS. The London Gazette on Tuesday night announced the appointment of Mr M'Kenna, Admiral of the Fleet, Sir A K Wilson, Vice-admiral, Sir F C Bridgeman. Rear- admiral, Sir J R Jellicoe, Capt. G E Mad- den, and Mr George Lambert to be Com- missioners for executing the office of Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
• BIRTHS. Jan 19th, at 19, Maesycwm-street, Barry Dock, the wife of Mr D R Reynhart, of a daughter. I
COMFORTABLE APPARTMENTS for Gentlemen good cooking and atten- dance. Apply, Sarnau House, Clement Road, Goodwick. We Lead Others Follow FOR THE t Best-class BREAD | 2 and Confectionery wrrrrr GIVE YOUR ORDER TO HARRIES, The Dyffryn Steam Bakery. Parties catered for. All orders receive prompt attention. Agent for Hovis' Bread. STEAM BAKERY, DYFFRYN, GOODWICK.
AN AUTOMATIC BOOKING CLERK. The Great Western Railway Company will start, some time in February, upon an important experiment. They have decided to install at Snow Hill Station, Birming- ham, a railway ticket printing machine which, it is contended, will render almost superfluous the booking-clerk as we know him to-day, and that it will also do away with the somewhat cumbrous systems of storing the thousands of different tickets which may be called for by the travelling public. The machine is a small and unpreteit- ious-looking contrivance. It is 3Ít 6in. long. baraly 2ft broad, and 4ft in height. When a ticket to a certain station is reguired an indicator, which carries the name of every station on the system arranged in alphabetical order is touched, the clerk slips a blank into a slot in the printing carriage, a small handle is turned, and a completely printed ticket drops out ready for use that is all the work required
A WELSH PASTOR IN AUSTRALIA. The Rev Llewellyn D Bevan, LL.B., D.D., of Llanelly, formerly pastor of Highbury- quadrant Church, London, who went out to Melbourne many years ago, has resigned the pastorate of Collins-street Church in that city, one of the leading congregations n Australia. 1
THB I.IG-IT rr TYIE mFAL. Take tho grandest- of hjman callings and der tail its routine people will turn avay from it OF from a dull story. And yet one say take th6 smallest calling, the meanest, occupation, the most matter-ot-coura duty, and phed on it the beautiful light of tho ideal Rorld. the glory of religion; and bo.ic!d, as every dewdrop becomes a diiwiiiond when the TioriiKig comes over the hills, as every bit of rrica flashes like a pearl when the sunshine strikes it. so this little atom 9f duty, care, kcil. troubie, becomes a gem when touched by th. light of its principles. TO BE SrCCESSTCL. Stop Saying that fate is apain.-t you. Going about with a gloorrr look on your fact. Fault-finding, nagging, and worrying.. Taking oflence ".vher^ none is intended. Boasting of what you can do insread of doing it. Talking continually about yourself cend lpur affairs. Saying unkind >-ings about others. Writing letter when angry instead of waiting until you have cooled down and thought matters over. Thinking of youreelf instead of doing for and thinking of others. Belittling those whom you envy because yon feel that they are roaDy superior to yourself. Gazing idly into tho future and dreaming ÏÐ- ttead of making the most of the present. BE ALWAYS READY. Never be downhearted about being clever. S is the clever man who so often fails. It is the •tea^, faithful, honest worker who leaves him easily in the rear in the long run. Simply do your duty day by day, and trust to the old Soota proverb, What's for ye will no' gg past ye. Be always ready, of course, to strike the iron while it is hot, but be ready also to make sfc hot by sUiking.-DR. MACNAMARA. THE REAL GTLEMAJr. lie true gentleman carefully avoids TcEsfeSves lMy cause a jar or jolt in the minds of those with whom he is cast; all clashing of opinion, all collision of feeling, all restraint, or suspicion, 8r gloom, or resentnrent; his great concern be- ing to make everyone at his ease and at home, He has his eyes on all his company; be is ten- der towards the baehful, gentle towards the dis- tent, and merciful towards the absurd; he can ■ecollect to whom he is speaking, he guards against the unreasonable allusions or topics that may irritate; he is seldom prominent in conver- sation, and never wearisome. He makes light of favoura while be does them, and seems to be re- ceiving when he is conferring. He never speaks of himself except when compelled, never defends kimself by a more retort; he has no ears for ■lander or goesip, is scrupulous in imputing motives to those who interfere with him, an3 interprets everything for the best He is never mean or little in his disputes, never takes an un- Mr advantage, nwer mistakes personalities or sharp sayings for arguments, -ar inmnnatftt trfl abich be dara not say ovlk
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North Pembrokeshire Farmers' Club. Annual Meeting. Prosperous Condition. The annual meeting of the North Pem- brokeshire Farmers' Club was held in the Sale-room at the Commercial Hotel on Thurs- day afternoon, Mr J C Yorke, J.P., presiding over a large and representative attendance of members, the officials present being Mr V J G Johns (hon. sec.) and Mr W T Walters (hon. treasurer). A GREAT LOSS. The Chairman said that, before commen- cing the business of the meeting, it was his painful duty to propose a vote of condolence to Mrs James Thomas and to the family in respect of the death of Mr James Thomas, who had been a personal friend of his own, and no-one regretted his loss more than he did. For the last fifteen or sixteen years, or possibly more, he had found him to be a most excellent man of business and a sincere friend. In addition to that, he had been a hearty supporter of the Club ever since ics founda- tion. He had acted as its president, and had always given it every possible assistance. The speaker knew, as a matter of fact, that he had collected subscriptions from many of the I richer gentry and the South Country, and that he had rendered very substantial assistance to the Club. He had died in harness, and the speaker believed that he had wished to do so. He had been warned by doctors some years ago, if he wished to live long, to knock off work and take it easy, but he had found it impossible to accept that advice. The speaker was sure that they were all very sorry to lose him, and that he would have their very hearty support to the motion. Mr R H Harries formally seconded. Mr Johns said that, whilst he thought that a secretary ought not to do much public speaking, the association between Mr Thomas and himself, and also between Fishguard and Haverfordwest-Mr Thomas having been the father of the present secretary of the Haver- fordwest Show-had been very close, especi- ally in relation to show matters. If there were anything hard for him, as a secre- tary to do, it was at the first meeting of the year, when bringing in a balance-sheet, to find one of the old pillars of the club re- moved. He did not think that a warmer supporter of shows could have been found he had always been, not only ready to sup- port that at Haverfordwest, but the work which he had performed at different times had proved that he was equally interested in the Fishguard one, having frequently enquired if there were anything which he could do to assist it. During the five years that the speaker had been secretary, he did not think that a single one had passed without him making such an enquiry in fact, even last year, he had mentioned the names of several persons who ought te subscribe, and had un- dertaken to endeavour to secure their support. Not only had they lost a warm supporter but, as persons interested in agriculture, they had lost a very warm friend, whose object in life hed been to make the association between landlord and tenant as desirable as it should be. The speaker's own idea was that his death was, not only a loss to the show and to the county, but also a huge loss to all inter- ested in agriculture. With very great sorrow and much sympathy he begged to support the vote of condolence. The motion was carried in silence, the members standing respectfully the meanwhile. ELECTION OF OFFICERS. On the motion of the Chairman, seconded by Mr W G James, J.P., of Pantyphillip, it was unanimously decided to confer the presi- dency for the ensuing year upon Mr G B Bowen, J.P., C.A., of Llwyngwair. The Vice-presidents were re-appointed, as were also the hon. treasurer and the hon. secretary. BALANCE-SHEET. The Secretary, in submitting his fifth annual budget, said he must say that he felt that being secretary of the show was a very pleasing duty when he had such an able treasurer as Mr Walters to assist him, for he was always putting himself out to assist him with the accounts. The show last year had been as successful as usual, the gate-money being £ 123, whilst he was glad to say that the subscriptions had been better than the year before, and were still mounting up. The balance-sheet'seemed to be satisfactory. They were indebted to Miss K Forsyth Rees—who had been the chief promoter, assisted by others—for the entertainment given at the Temperance Hall in connection with the show, which had realised a profit of nearly £ 6. Speaking generally, they had £ "150 on deposit at the bank, which sum must not be touched. He was not sure whether or not it were necessary to add anything to that reserve this year, but he had a balance carried forward of over £ 50, so that they had up- wards of £ 200 actually in hand. (Applause). The Chairman characterised the state of appairs as being obviously satisfactory. Mr R H Harries, in proposing the adoption of the accounts, said he thought that they ought also to return their sincere thanks to the secretary. Unless they had a good sec- retary they could not hope for a good show, and he thought that the present state of affairs proved their secretary to be one of the very best. He only hoped and trusted that he would continue in his position for very many years to come. The motion was seconded by Mr Griffiths, and heartily accorded. A DIFFICULTY OVERCOME. The Secretary pointed out that, under the present regulations, competitors who entered for the hunter classes had to pay a fee of ;Ci, and yet were called upon to be members and to pay 30s. This had never been intended to be the case, and he suggested the amendment of the rule. The Chairman pointed out that no altera- tion of the rules could be considered unless fourteen days' written notice thereof had been handed in. He suggested, however, that the difficulty might be overcome by altering the conditions attaching to the class. This was agreed to, the words no mem- bership fee required" being added thereto. AN INNOVATION. The Secretary reported the receipt of a com- munication from Miss Chambers, of Glyny- mel, who desired to follow the example of her brother-who was one of their best supporters —by subscribing to the funds, and thought that it would enhance the interest of the show if prizes were offered for donkeys. She con- sidered that they were animals of great use in Pembrokeshire, and that, if the Club took an interest in them, it might prevent them from being abused and obtain more atten- tion for them. She was prepared to give a first prize of ri and a second of about 5/ and the Secretary thought that her hope was to bring in the small exhibitors, with which object in view the entrance fee was to be fixed at a shilling. Mr Johns added that the extra class would involve no trouble to him. Mr E Perkins (Penysgwarne) described, the suggestion as a capital idea, and expressed the belief that its adoption would lead to the animals being better treated. He proposed that her kind offer be gratefully accepted. The motion, having be seconded, was car- ried with acclamation, the details being left open for the decision of Miss Chambers. PRIZE MONEY. Mr R H Harries enquired if, now that the Club had more money in hand, it proposed to offer bigger prizes. Mr E Perkins expressed himself as being opposed to any such id^a, pointing out that .a rainy day might result in a loss of £ 15. The prizes were, he said, quite large enough :at present, but, if they liked to add new prizes to the list, well and good. HINTS FROM ABROAD. The Chairman referred to the tremendous extension which had taken place in Belguim and Denmark in connection with cattle shows, and directed attention to the fact that in those countries they were giving prizes rather to families of stock than to individual beasts For instance, the man who showed the best herd of cows got a prize. The far- mers also paid inspectors to measure the milk of each cow once a fortnight, in order to see ivhat was the yield, and this had had the xuct of a great deal of weeding out Gf the ,C;).,W-j which did not give a sufficient percent- age. Mr E Perkins thought that a farmer ought to findowt the bad milchers for himself. The Chairman said that was so in respect to very bad ones, but not in other cases. Con- tinuing, he said that prizes of £ 3 or £5 a year, were offered for keeping a bull in a 1 district a year longer than would otherwise have been done. Those were two of the salient ideas who had come under his notice. salient ideas who had come under his notice. He did not think that they were quite pre- ( pared to move in that direction yet, but it gave them matter for reflection as to whether ¡ it were not possible to do more than they r had been doing. One of the minor reasons why lie sold out his cattle had been that he had found that, year by year, especially with the young heifers and the heifer calves, if one did not fatten the beast up until it COULD HARDLY WALK and was exceedingly unlikely to breed, one did not get a prize. He thought that they 'Were working that wrongly, and not in the interests of any breed — either shorthorns, .were working that wrongly, and not in the interests of any breed either shorthorns, Herefordshires, or black cattle-and the same thing applied very largely to young sheep. The only practical suggestion which he could offer was that, before any female classes of breeding stock were judged, a committee of three competent stewards should go round the field and throw out any animal which they considered to be too fat for breeding purposes, with the result that such animals would never go before the judge at all. He agreed that it would be a very unpleasant job, but, if such a committee were appointed, he would be prepared to act as one of its members, I Mr Chambers, of Glynymel, enquired if it would apply to horses as well. I The Chairman replied in the negative, ex- I plaining that one could not always say that a filly was going to be put to the stud. It would apply to sheep, but he could not answer for pigs. Mr E Perkins said the black cattle judge had barred one animal last year. The Secretary said that, if the judge had been at the gate, he would have stopped a lot from entering the ring at all. Mr E Perkins said he would support the proposal were it practical, but he very much doubted, whether the stewards would have the courage to carry it out. Mr R H Harries said he quite agreed with the previous speaker. Mr Perkins sasd he thought it would be better to leave the matter to the judges, as in past years. Mr Harries said he understood that it was left entirely to their discretion they could dis- qualify any animal which, in their opinion, was too fat. The Chairman said he had never known a judge who would do so. A member remarked that he would be jolly sorry for the three stewards entrusted with the task. The Secretary expressed the opinion that such a regulation would reduce the number of entries. Mr James (Pantyphilip) suggested that the judges should make a preliminary inspection before commencing to judge. The Chairman admitted that the proposal was against the financial interests of the club, but unless a yearling heifer were absolutely pig-fat it would not obtain a prize at Car- marthen yet the judges would not select for their own use the animals to which they re- warded the prizes. No action was taken in the matter. ) CLASS CHANGES It was decided to give a prize for steers in the coloured cattle classes. Mr E Perkins revived his motion of a year previous in favour of the deletion of the Shropshire qualifications in the sheep classes, remarking that Mr Reynolds, of Treglemais, had a beautiful flock of Rylands, and Mr Reynolds, of Barry Island, had gone in for Suffolks and he failed to see why they should be debarred from competing. The motion failed to meet with a seconder. The prizes in the class for hackney brood mares were increased to £2 and ci res- pectively. In reference to the champion hunter class the Secretary remarked that it had not proved a bad venture to increase the prizes to £ 20. -The Chairman expressed gratification at the fact, inasmuch as the suggestion had em- anated from himself, and had been a step in the dark.—Mr R H Harries suggested that the class should be restricted to the Three Coun- ties, and the- proposal was, after some dis- cussion, adopted as an experiment for one year. On the recommendation of the Secretary the prizes in the hurdle jumping class for four-old colts or fillies, got by a thoroughbred horse and calculated to make a hunter, were increased to £3 and ci respectively, with the object of securing the support of those who also entered the class for the chamption hunter. It was decided that a horse could not win more than one first prize in the jumping classes. The secretary remarked that, interested as they might be in cattle and horses, those were not the things which attracted money. This year he was hoping that some additional excursions would be run, and he was, there- fore, desirous of catering for the gate as much as possible. He recommended that the first prizes in the class for carriage horses of 14.2 hands and above, and also in the class for those under that height, be increased to fl. —This was agreed to. It was decided to introduce a new jumpirg class for horses under 14.2 hands, with prizes of £ 2 and Ci respectively. MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS. At this stage of the proceedings, Mr Yorke was called away, and the chair was taken by Mr R H Harries. The Committee was re-appointed en bloc, with the addition of the names of Messrs Rees (Cefnydre) and J J Morris (Rafel). The date of the show was left in the hands of the committee, as was also the arrange- ment of the luncheon. It was decided that a prize witheld from Mr Bowen (Tresissilt) be awarded.
ECHOES. "This is far too much," said Judge Steven- son at Carlisle County Court recently, when he learned, during a workman's compensation case, that [II had been spent on the work- man's funeral, which was followed by three coaches and twelve cabs. The youngest voter in the country, Robert Algernon Lord, aged two years and nineteen days, whose name appears on the Wimbledon register, recorded his vote. He was carried to the poll on his father's shoulders, and was cheered as he left the booth, haying probably exercised as much discretion as many an older elector. It seems peculiarly appropriate (says the South Wales Daily News) that the Boroughs of Pembrokeshire-a county famous for the number and quality of the sailormen it gives to Britain's mercantile marine-should return to Parliament a man whose interest in shipp- ing is not confined to the great enterprises which have been made financially and com- mercially strong by his business acumen. Sir Owen Philipps, M.P., finds time to devote himself to many good works. He is the chairman of the Distressed Seamen Inquiry to ascertain the best method of dealing with Colonel seamen left destitute in this country. From 1835 to 1846 Wales sent a majority of Conservatives to Parliament. During three Administrations there were 21 Welsh members who were Tories. The Banking and Currency Committee of the London Chamber of Commerce recom- mends that the Bank of England, as proposed by Lord Goschen, should issue £ 1 notes, under similar conditions to the notes now issued. It is now, perhaps, generally known that Irish notes of the same value are fre- quently taken at the Harbour Station Book- ing Office. General Sir Reginald Pole Carew has failed to win the seat for which he forsook the Pembroke and Haverfordwest Boroughs. A certain Prince George has entered the arena as a scurrilous journalist. If he meets with the Balkan equivalent to a horsewhip- ping Pressmen generally will ejaculate Servia right!" i
FISMGURD. Dublin And Wicklow Manure. First Cargo just Arrived by vessel Doris." -0- FARMERS can now obtain supplies of JL' these first-class Manures from the local Agent-A. J. HODGES, Fishguard. I FISIIGUARD. CLIVE ROAD GARDENS.-E. E. Andrew, Market Gardener and Florist, Wreaths, Crosses and Bouquets made to order on short- est notice.