The London Gazette states that a general meeting of the Pembroke County Guardian, Ltd., will be held at 3, Victoria Place, Castle Square, Haverfordwest, on 12th October, at 4 p.m., for the purpose of having the liquida- tor's accounts laid before them, showing the manner in; which the winding-up has been con- ducted and property disposed of, and of hearing any explanation that may be given by the liquidator.
The officials of the Cunard and Great Western decided, owing to the delay of the Campania through rough weather in the Atlantic, to proceed direct from Queenstown to Liverpool without calling at Fishguard, where, however, the conditions are by no means unfavourable for the disembarkation of passengers and mails. The Campania carried about 800 bags and 60 passengers. The officials proceeded to London by the Irish express on Tuesday afternoon. Much disappointment was felt at the non- arrival of the Cunarder, which was due at 9 o'clock on Tuesday evening. *+0
At the Pembroke-Dock Police Court on Tues- day an Irishman named Jeremiah Marrah, of Pembroke, appeared in custody, having been apprehended in Pembroke after an absence of two years, and charged with being drunk and disorderly on the 10th September, 1907, and on the 14th, and also with using indecent language on the latter date. For his defence the defend- ant said he suffered from the effects of sun- stroke and had committed the offence under the influence of a little drink, which upset him. He had come home to fetch his wife away. He was sentenced to a month at Carmarthen Goal for each offence—three months in all.
At a meeting of Aberystwyth Town Council on Tuesday, a letter in reply to a communica- tion from the town clerk with reference to the reported curtailment of the winter train ser- vice, was read from Mr C. S. Denniss, manager of the Cambrian Railways, stating that the fast service of winter trains would be maintained. He suggested a conference with the Council upon the important question of making Aberyth- wyth a winter resort. The Cambrian Com- pany would be pleased to co-operate with the Council in making Aberystwyth better known. The letter was referred to the General Purposes Committee.
With regard to the local Territorial Force, it is satisfactory to hear that the Pembrokeshire County Association have now abandoned the idea of disbanding the No. 2 Company, which comprises Saundersfoot and Tenby. This Com- pany will be maintained at full strength, and now that the future of the local Territorials has been assured it is anticipated that the old Naval Reserve Battery at Tenby will shortly be taken over, and the erection of a battery at Saunders- foot proceeded with. Competitions in signalling and a paper examination in gunnery for No. 2 Company will be held shortly, and in connection with these a suggestion has heen made that local tradesmen should offer prizes.
The funeral took place at Rudbaxton Church- yard on Monday of Dr. Edward Phillips, of Haverfordwest. There was a large attendance, those present including Sir Albert de Rutzen, London, Sir Charles Philipps, Sir Owen Scour- field, Dr. Henry Owen (Poyston), Drs. Wilson, Mills, Lloyd, Williams, and Brigstocke, Rev. Owen D. Campbell, M.A., Rev. W. Mendus, Mr Edward Eaton Evans, Mr W. J. Jones, Mr Herbert J. E. Price, MrF. P. Green, J.P., Mr R. T. P. Williams, Archdeacon Williams, Steynton, etc. The mourners were Mr Win. Edward P. Phillips, Mr O. Moore Phillips, (sons), Mr J. W. Phillips, and Mr Martin Phillips (nephews). The Rev. Hughes Parry, rector of Rudbaxton, and the Rev. John H. Davies, vicar of St. Mary's, Haverfordwest, officiated at the church and at the graveside.
The Daily Telegraph shipping correspondent referring to Fishguard says :—It is not to be ignored that for continental traffic the Fish- guard route has some disadvantages. The rail- way journey from the Welsh coast to the Kentish coast would probably not deter many people from preferring Fishguard. But the change from rail to steamer at Dover and from steamer to rail at Calais might. In the opinion of several critics it would. Obviously, however, the objection has less point when it is urged against the eastward journey than it has when it°is urged against the westward journey. The passenger beginning a voyage, that is to say, will be less disposed to regard Fishguard favourably than the passenger ending a voyage, simply because in the one case he is anxious to be ashore. But the position is not one re- garding which it would be wise to assume much. The Cunard leviathans are especially attractive ships, and t.hey are certain to be splendidly supported by the Great Western Railway.
Among the many novelties in Mr A. W. Randall's newly-opened motor and cycle shop in Warren Street, Tenby, is an interesting model of the monoplane by means of which Mons. Louis Bleriot successfully flew across the English Channel a few weeks ago. The model, which is beautifully made and finished, was secured in London by Mr William Norton, Mr Randall's manager, but not without consider- able difficulty, as the demand for these machines is infinitely greater than the supply, they being snapped up immediately they leave the factory as a matter of fact, the makers cannot keep pace with the demand. The model now on view in Mr Randall's shop is a practical one, and when fairly started off can be relied upon to make quite a respectable display in the air. After going up a considerable distance it will gracefully glide earthwards, and finish its cruise much in the same way as if it were being propelled by some human agency. This is the only model of its kind to be seen in Pembrokeshire, and Mr Randall's enterprise in obtaining it is to be commended.¡¡r¡;¡r
Speaking at a crowded meeting at the Llanelly Market Hall on Sunday, in connection with the autumnal festival of the National Temperance Choral Union, Mr Walter Roch, M.P. for Pem- brokeshire, said that of all the causes that would gain when women would be allowed to vote at Parliamentary elections, if what had taken place in New Zealand and elsewhere could be taken as a fair criterion, he was not sure that tem- perance would have the biggest victory it would ever see in its life. It was being said that the temperance forces in this country had been utterly ruined. He did not agree with that at all, and did not think their Licensing Bill of last year really had fair play. After having been passed in the House of Commons it went to a rather strange assembly—a strange mixture of blue blood and yellow gold. (Laughter and applause.) They never knew what the House- of Lords would be up to. There was a very important measure engaging their attention at present, for instance, and he had thought the House of Commons would die fighting for land and not for liquor. He had always thought they would be more afraid of the earthquake than of the flood-(laughter)-but, as iu the days of old, the flood seemed to have come, and he did not know that the supporters of tem- perance had not got their ark to some dry Arrarat from which they could launch again. (Applause.)
In the Hot Weather there is nothing so cooling, refreshing and invigorating, as a cup of HOBNIMAN'S PunE TEA. It is good in the morning as an invigorator, in the afternoon as a refresher, and in the evening as a soother. In fact Hornvnitn's Pure Tell is good at all times and ALWAYS GOOD ALIKE. old IH — T. TENBY—Davies, Baker and Grocer, Frog Street. MILFORD HAVEN—Meyler, Chemist. SAUNDERBFooT-Griffiths, Chemist. NABBERTH-Morgan, Chemist. WHITLAND—Caleb Rees, Grooer, Whitland House (Wholesale Agent). WBIXI^ND—Roblin, Grocer,
TENBY CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. SALE OF WORK. OPENED BY MRS. IVOR PHILIPPS. A very successful and well attended sale of work in connection with the Tenby Congrega- tional Church was opened in the Public Hall yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon by Mrs Ivor Philipps, wife of Colonel Ivor Philipps, M.P. The Rev. J. Lloyd Williams, B.A., pastor, introducing Mrs Philipps, said he was glad that in the absence of Mr Owen Philipps, M.P., who was originally announced as the opener of that sale of work, that his sister-in-law, Mrs Ivor Philipps, had come forward to act as his substitute and representative. When the intimation reached them that Mr Owen Philipps would not be able to be present, it created something like a feeling of alarm, but he (the speaker) was glad to say that when it became known that Mrs Ivor Philipps would take his place that feeling of alarm changed into a feeling of gladness and satisfaction that Mr Philipps had sent so competent and capable a substitute. Proceeding, the pastor said that he had no doubt the ladies would rather in- wardly rejoice at the selection which had been made, for although men might be capable of doing some things-represent tnem in Jfarna- ment and hunt for the North and South Poles- in matters of the present kind he (Mr Williams) thought that a lady would be able to appreciate more fully all that was behind the arrange- ments and decorations. The object which the present sale had in view was two-fold—to pro- vide for the up-keep of the premises, which were large, including as they did church, schools, and manse; and the providing of a new heating apparatus for the church, they having been advised that the old one was worn out. Mrs Ivor Philipps, who was given a cordial reception, performed the opening ceremony in a very gracious little speech. In the first place, she expressed her thanks to Mr Williams for the very kind words he had used in reference to herself, and could assure them that it was a very great pleasure to her to be able to come that day. When her brother-in-law, Mr Owen Philipps, in his regretted absence, asked her to take his place she was very pleased to do so, and was very glad to have an opportunity of being amongst them. As they had heard, that sale, which had been got up so admirably, was to meet the expenses of the church, and also for a new heating apparatus, which she understood was very necessary. They all disliked debt it was not a very pleasant thing to have, either in private life or public affairs and she quite understood that those who loved the services of their church and attended Sunday after Sun- day, would put forward their very best efforts towards making the present sale a great success. She felt sure that it must have meant many hours of thought and labour to collect so many pretty things together, yet at the same time she was sure it was a labour of love. She always thought that events of this kind were a pleasant means of bringing together the mem- bers of the congregation, whilst opportunity for social gathering was afforded by the pre- parations, thus combining friendship in a very profitable manner. In looking round the room she observed that both skill and ingenuity had been used in the making of the stalls so pretty and effective, and she trusted, in spite of the not very clement weather, that there would be a great many purchasers, and that they would fully realize the sum they anticipated. Mrs Philipps then formally declared the sale open. The Rev. W. J. Nicholson, of Paddington, in a felicitous speech, proposed, and Mr W. G. Whitehouse, formerly of Tenby but now of Weston-super-Mare, seconded a hearty vote of thanks to Mrs Ivor Philipps, who at the con- clusion of her speech was presented with a beautiful bouquet by Miss Raynes (daughter of Mr and Mrs J. P. Raynes, St. George Street). The stall-holders were as follows :— FANCY.—Mrs Lloyd Williams, assisted by Mrs Nicholson, Mrs W. Williams, Miss Rogers and Miss Elsie Nicholson. WOODWORK.—Mrs Whitehouse, assisted by Miss Lloyd, Miss Atkins and Miss Thomas. FRUIT AND PROVISIONS.—Mrs Peerless, assisted by Miss Jenkins, Miss Gamble, and the members of the Bible Class. PLAIN WOK.K.-Miss Harry, assisted by Mrs W. Davies, Mrs W. D. Gifford and Mrs Thomas. JUVENILE.—Miss Nellie Griffiths, Miss Gladys Thomas and Miss Hilda. Perry. SWEETS.—Mrs Delandre. TWOPENNY STALL.—Mr Beynon and Miss Tait- son. TEA AND REFRESHMENTS.—Mrs B_»,.Beyon and Mrs Sandercock. Messrs. Harold Sandercock and E. Poard were in charge of the various competitions. The total proceeds of the sale amounted to upwards of j391.
PEMBROKE DOCK=YARD WORK. <L ANOTHER ADMIRALTY COMPLIMENT. A CHEAP FIRST-CLASS CRUISER. The Captain Superintendent at Pembroke Dock-yard has received a letter from the Ad- miralty which conveys a well-merited compliment to the officers at Pembroke Dock-yard who were concerned in the completion of the first-class armoured cruiser, Defence, recently completed at that establishment. The Secretary to the Admiralty wrote :—" I am to acquaint you that my Lords have had be- fore them the account of the cost of building and completing H.M.S. Defence at Pembroke Dock- yard, and in view of the saving which was effected on the estimate approved for Admiralty work, I am to convey to you an expression of their appre- ciation of this satisfactory result, and to request that you will inform the dock-yard officers con- cerned." The Defence is a fast armoured cruiser. She is one of the three of the latest type designed by Sir Philip Watts, F.R.S., director of naval con- struction, previous to the three Indomitable cruisers, and she has a displacement of 14,600 tons. Her sister ships are the Minotaur, built and completed at Devonport, and the Shannon, built and completed at Chatham. The cost of the Minotaur, when completed, according to the Navy Estimates for 1908-9, was il,438,065, the cost of the Shannon, £1,423,410, and the cost of the Defence £ 1,377,107. As neither of the vessels had been completed outright when those estimates were prepared, the actual cost has probably differed somewhat, though not materially, from the figures given in each case. Those figures, however, can be accepted as sufficiently accurate to afford means of comparison between the recent results achieved at the several. dock-yards con- cerned. They show that at Pembroke-Dock, where, according to Mr R. McKenna, M.P., First Lord of the Admiralty, facilities do not exist for building large warships, one of the second largest types of armoured cruisers built for the British Navy was completed there for jE60,918 less than a similar ship was completed at Devonport, where every up-to-date facility is provided, and for £45,303, less than a similar ship was completed at Chatham. Such a result is sufficiently striking in itself, but it is infinitely more so in view of the fact that similar Admiralty compliments were paid to Pembroke Dock-yard by the Admiralty after the completion of the first-class armoured cruisers Warrior and Duke of Edinburgh, which were the last two previous vessels completed at that yord, both of which were many thousands of pounds cheaper than either of their respective sister ships, all of which were built by contract.
TENBY COTTAGE HOSPITAL. The following subscriptions and donations are acknowledged with thanks.- National Provincial Bank of England 91 1 0 Fleet-Surgeon J. Henry Thomas, R.N.. 2 2 0 Fleet-Surgeon J. Henry Thomas, R.N..220 G. E. MAINLAND, non. Sec. and Treasurer.
MASON'S STREET MAP OF TENBY, showing all the streets and public buildings in the town, North and South Sands, etc., should be in the hands of every visitor. Price 2d. To be ob- tained from all local newsagents or at the Obmver Office.
BUSINESS ENTERPRISE AT TENBY. — —i i ni"1 MR. A. W. RANDALL'S NEW PREMISES. "THE MOTOR SHOP." Owing to rapidly increasing business, Mr A. W. Randall, the well-known Tenby motor engineer and cycle agent, has been obliged to remove to larger and more commodious pre- mises, and has
TAKEN OVER THE LEASE of Minwear House, Warren Street, formerly in the occupation of Mr W. Davies, baker and grocer, who for many years carried on a popular business there. Last Saturday Mr Randall for- mally opened his new business premises, which have been entirely renovated and re-decorated, and will in future be known by the appropriate name of
"THE MOTOR HOUSE." With greatly increased accommodation at his disposal, Mr Randall has added to his motor and cycle business a sports requisites department, of which he will make a special feature, stock- ing a full range of everything required for golf, football, lawn tennis, cricket, Badminton, and other popular games. He is also making a feature of guns, ammunition, perambulators, and
ALL KINDS OF DOMESTIC MACHINERY. With regard to motors and cycles, of which he has had a long and practical experience, Mr Randall holds several valuable agencies. He is sole agent for Pembrokeshire for the popular Vauxhall cars, which are rapidly coming to the front and taking their place with the best of motors, while for Tenby and district he holds the exclusive agency for the
CELEBRATED RALEIGH CYCLES, a grade of machine which enjoys a remarkable popularity, and has behind it a reputation second to none in the bicycle world. For the motorist he stocks every imaginable requisite, and his range of goods in this department will be found to contain all the best known acces- sories. One of his most important agencies is that of
THE FAMOUS MICHELIN TYRE, for which he is the sole stockist for the whole of Pembrokeshire, and supplies of this standard article can only be obtained in the county through him. His garage, which is situated in Station Road, near the Lower Great Western Railway Yard, has been but recently built, and is replete with the
MOST UP-TO-DATE CONVENIENCES. The garage, which has a concreted floor, is fitted up with a washing appliance for cars, and everything is under cover. Mr Randall, as a fully-qualified engineer, makes a special feature of overhauls and repairs to motors and cyoles, all work of this description being carried out under his own personal supervision. His ser- vices in this directton have been requisitioned by some of the best known motorists in the county, and he holds unsolicited testimonials from
THE LORD BISHOP OF ST. DAVID'S, Mr Saunders Davies (of Pentre), and other prominent gentlemen, expressing in the warmest terms their high appreciation of his workman- ship and expert mechanical knowledge. In removing from Trafford House, White Lion Street (immediately opposite his new premises), Mr Randall takes with him a valuable clientele, to whom he has in the past given every satis- faction. With the increased facilities now at his disposal, there is no doubt but that his
BUSINESS WILL LARGELY INCREASE. In his new premises, which have been fitted up with all the conveniences incidental to the busi- ness, Mr Randall has set aside a nicely and comfortably furnished ladies' reception room, a departure which is sure to meet a want, and be fully appreciated by the fair sex who now form so considerable a part of the
MOTORINO PUBLIC. In connection with his business, the clerical department of which, by the way, will be under the management of Mr William Norton, who possesses a valuable and intimate knowledge of the county from a motoring point of view, Mr Randall has installed a complete vulcanizing plant, and is the
ONLY CERTIFICATED VULCANIZER IN TENBY. Repairs to all makes of sewing machines are also carried out on the premises, where all re- quisites in this respect can be obtained. With such an influential clientele as Mr Randall has rapidly established, we feel confident that his future success in so important a business to the town is assured, and we congratulate him upon his enterprise and go-aheadness. t,
TENBY TOWN COUNCIL. ..Á-- MEETING OF THE HARBOUR COMMITTEE. PROPOSED NEW SHED ON THE PIER. THE CULVERT PLANS. SUGGESTED PUBLIC EXHIBITION. At three o'clock on Monday afternoon a special meeting of the Harbour Committee of Tenby Town Council, under the chairmanship of the Mayor (Councillor C. Farley) was held in the Council Chamber for the purpose of con- sidering plans produced by the Borough Sur- veyor for the erection of a corrugated iron shed 60 feet long by 12 feet wide with a brick floor and foundation three feet high, on the Old Pier, asked for by Messrs. Tilton and Company, of Bristol, for the convenience of their cargo steamers which are now making Tenby a place of call. The estimated cost was stated to be JS150, which came as a surprise to the Council, as originally S80 was suggested as the probable outlay. Messrs. Tilton and Company have de- clined to guarantee a regular service even fort- nightly, but are willing to undertake to pay two years' rent at £10 per annum for the shed, which the Council do not consider suflicient and it was accordingly resolved to write Messrs. Tilton, inviting them to guarantee jSlO per annum for at least four years. It was also re- solved that the Town Clerk should write the Waterford Steamship Company for the purpose of ascertaining if there was any chance of their making Tenby a place of call if they were well treated in the matter of harbour dues. The attention of the Committee was called to the fact that the sand shute belonging to Mr George Thomas (Tenby Gate) was still being used on the Old Pier for the purpose of loading cargoes of sand, and the Town Clerk was instructed to enquire whether he (Mr Thomas) was paying the rent of £1 per annum which had been asked by the Council for the concession. The attention of the Harbour Master was also in- vited to a sunken vessel which had been en- cumbering the sluice for some time past. A proposal that tenders be invited for the lighting and extinguishing of the lamps on the Old and Victoria Piers, during the next twelve months, and that the latter structure during the winter months should be opened free as a pro- menade for residents and visitors, was post- poned till the next meeting.—Before the com- mittee broke up a Councillor complained that plans involving a considerable expenditure were produced and voted upon within a few minutes, and it was impossible to give such plans proper consideration under the circumstance. He therefore proposed that the plans soon to be sent in for the contemplated extension of the Culvert should be publicly exhibited, so that the ratepayers, who had to find the money, as well as the members of the Council, might examine and pass an opinion on them. No seconder, however, was forthcoming, several members stating that there were sixteen persons on the Town Council, aud as they were elected by the ratepayers the ratepayers must be satis- tied with their decision in such matters. The lonely Councillor protested that half of them did not come to the Council meetings and that the other half didn't understand plans.
Yesterday (Wednesday) morning the Town Clerk received a reply from Messrs. Tilton, agreeing to guarantee four years' rent for the proposed new steamer shed to be erected on the Old Pier, and consequently the approval of a majority of the Council was obtained to the work being commenced by the Borough Sur- veyor at once.
II Walking up towards the North Cliff the other day, the rough and sunken condition of the pathway was very noticeable, and, searching for an ex- planation, I found that the boundary wall has been steadily bulged out- wards, until it now overhangs in the most alarming manner, particularly near the lamp fixed on top of the wall about midway between Sion House boundary and Fairfield, the residence of Mrs Willock. I believe this terribly neglected road is private property, and, if this is the case, the owners should rebuild one portion without delay, or the Borough Surveyor should serve them with notice to do so. Three little children were picking Aild flowers just below it when I re-passed on my way home. Messrs. T. and H. Rees have vastly improved the fields above the Gas- works, known as "The Butts," I think but whoever rents the fields above the old reservoirs from the Tenby Corpora- tion should be given notice to quit. Weeds over two feet high abound in thick clumps; hedges and fences are down; gates and fastenings in a con- dition that no private landlord would tolerate for a moment. The rents must be very low if a tenant can afford to pay it out of a crop of weeds, instead of good grass. Anyhow, a ragged wil- derness, surrounded by down-trodden hedges and fences, is not a pretty sight on town property. » Ought plans of important works or buildings to be constructed or erected in the town to be submitted for public inspection, or is it infra dig. to do so? A proposition made by me at the Coun- cil meeting on Monday last that the plans for the extension of the Culvert on the South Shore should be displayed, so that the man in the street might examine and criticise them was received with shouts of derision by members present. Mr Mayor, I beg to remind you that this is a Harbour Committee meeting," said one. The plans will be accompanied by tenders which are private," said another. The rate- payers sent us here to decide such matters for them," ventured a third. "Yes, and if they don't like what we do they can turn as out," exclaimed a fourth. That's what they ought to do with most of you," was my sarcastic reply. "What next would you like?" was the rejoinder, as ramming on their hats in disgust they hurried from the Council Chamber. # + I wonder what would be the opinion of a majority of the ratepayers on the point. My memory flies back to the time when a former Borough Surveyor propounded a scheme for a floating landing-stage to be placed off the Castle Hill in the position of the present Victoria Pier. A model of the stage was constructed in order to show the members of the Corporation how it would work, and so pleased were they with the idea that the model was placed in a tradesman's window in order that the public might judge what a clever scheme it was. A couple of old trawlers were either actually purchased or were being negotiated for, when the man in the street declared the scheme to be impracticable and quite unsuited for the purpose for which it was intended and in this way Tenby was saved a very considerable public expenditure on what must have proved. useless. # The proper extension of the Culvert is a matter of the very first importance to Tenby. Suggestions, plaus, and rough estimates have been invited from three different firms of engineers. The Town Council have declared their intention to select the best and most economical without fear or favour and to do this careful inspection, thought, and consideration will be necessary. Several members of the Council would be the first to admit that they are not sufficiently acquainted with such work to feel competent to give a decision without advice. What possible objec- tion, therefore, can there be to the display of the plans so that every rate- payer interested may have an opportu- nity of passing his opinion on them to the member or members with whom he may be closely intimate. I think it would be for the public good, and therefore have no hesitation in recom- mending it; and as soon as opportunity occurs I win invite the Town Council to again consider the question. F. B. M. THE TATLER."
WAR OFFICE REGULA- TIONS. All HARD CASE AT PEMBROKE-DOCK. A case which illustrates the hardship of recent War Office regulations as they affect the rank and file and non-commissioned officers in the Army occurred recently at Pembroke-Dock (writes a correspondent). It concerned a corporal of the Royal Garrison Artillery, belonging to the 44th Company in the Western district, now stationed at Pembroke-Dock. He had served at Sierra Leone (the White Man's Grave, as it used to be commonly called), and, upon rejoining the 44th Company, was entitled, according to Army regula- tions, to four months' leave, for which he duly annlifd. At the time of his return f, this "I:t'U_ country he bad 11 years and 10 months' service, and being anxious to re-engage at the expiration of 12 years' service, so as to qualify for pension, made application on the usual form with that object. The authorities at the War Office, how- ever, refused the latter application, and instead of granting four months' leave, granted two months' only, and then discharged the man, thus de- priving him of two months' leave with pay to which he was entitled. This action was taken under a rule instituted by Mr Haldane, the present Secretary of State for War, according to which only 10 per cent. of soldiers who enlist are allowed to re-engage, so as to qualify by service for pension. Another change made by Mr Haldane, which takes effect in the case of men re- engaging, is generally complained of by soldiers. Under the regulations, which came into force previous to his time, a private soldier or gunner by acquiring special proficiency as a gun-layer, signaller, range finder, assistant schoolmaster, or in other capacities, obtained a regular increase of 7d per day in his pay. Under Mr Haldane's re- gulations all men re-engaging after 12 years' service are required to sacrifice that increment of pay.
THE PEMBROKE BOROUGHS. THE POLITICAL SITUATION. GENERAL ELECTION PROSPECTS. AN INDEPENDENT SURVEY. [BY A POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT.] If any reliance is to be placed on the state- ments which have recently emanated from the oflicial headquarters of both political parties, as well as the emphatic pronouncements which have been made in certain prominent
LONDON NEWSPAPFRS, it would seem as if a General Election were imminent before many more months have passed. January is specifically mentioned as the date of the fight,-a fight which will be the most momentous in the political history of this country. The issues for decision will be two- fold—Tariff Reform versus Free Trade, and the will of the
COMPUTE SUCCESS in his endeavours to forward the prosperity of the national dock-yard, he has at all events been able to prevent a setting in of the "dry rot" which at one time very seriously threatened Pembroke-Dock. During the four years which Mr Philipps has represented the constituency at St. Stephen's he has kept well in touch with the needs and aspirations of the electorate, even though his
PERSONAL PRESENCE AMONG THEM has not been as frequent as might have been wished. Still, on the whole, he has made a good member, and always exhibited a con- scientious desire to do what he could for the best interests of those whom he represents. At the next General Election his opponent will be a gentleman who may be looked to to put up a good fight; and the issue may be a closer one than most people anticipate. SIR GEORGE ARMSTRONG, as the Conservative candidate, enters the field with credentials which are bound to command attention. He is a out-and-out naval man, and one of the foremost planks in his platform is a strong and virile Navy. When on his last tour -of the constituency he made a merciless ex- posure of the methods of the Government in respect to the adequate provisioning of the Navy, and by a masterly and comprehensive marshalling of
FACTS AND FIGURES demonstrated how lamentably his Majesty's ministers had failed to keep up the two-power standard of the British Navy, which to these islands means their very existence. But in fairness to the sitting member, it should be stated that Mr Owen Philipps is not, as he has been dubbed by his political opponents, a "little Navyite." He is not. As a matter of fact, Mr Philipps, whose mercantile interests are so well-known, is all for an adequate Fleet, such a Fleet as will
STAND FOR SECURITY of our immense oversea commerce and pro- tection of our shores. Therefore the two men stand on common ground where the Navy is concerned. But this is the sum and substance of their mutual agreement, for in all other respects they are diametrically opposed to one another. Sir George Armstrong is a
STAUNCH TARIFF REFORMER Mr Owen Philipps a convinced Free Trader. Sir George upholds the establisnment and en- dowment of the Church in Wales Mr Philipps advocates its severance from the Crown. Then again, with regard to the much-debated question of the House of Lords, there is a strong diver- gence of opinion between the two men. As a Conservative Sir George Armstrong is, of course, all in favour of the
EXISTENCE OF A SECOND CHAMBER, while Mr Philipps, in conformity with his democratic principles, exhibits a certain hostility to the veto of the Peers. On the question of the Budget Mr Philipps has publicly expressed his views he supports Mr Lloyd George's measure in all its details Sir George, one can naturally conceive, does not quite see eye to eye with the Chancellor of the Exchequer in his
DRASTIC AND SWEEPING PROPOSALS. As to the measure of support which the Tory nominee is likely to receive when he goes to the poll, it may be safely ventured that he will carry with him a large volume of public opinion, for there can be no doubt but that the Socialistic tendencies of the Chancellor of the Excheqner which is exhibited in the Budget have to a certain extent alienated the sympathy and sunnort of
ri MANY MODERATE LIBERALS in the constituency, and these when the time comes will either vote for Sir George, or abstain from going to the poll at all. It is true that the Conservative has a big majority to face and tackle, but after what has happened in some of the recent bye-elections were the odds against the Tory have been two and threefold greater, there would be nothing very surprising if the
PEMBROKE BOROUGHS SEAT went back once more to the Unionist camp. The constituency has never been what may be called a safe seat for either party there has been a good deal of pendulum work about it, and it is just as likely to be captured by the Tories as retained by the Liberals.
TENBY FISHING COM- PETITIONS. A special competition for visitors took place last Saturday afternoon, and the fact that twenty- six competitors—twelve of whom were ladies— defied the strong wind and downpour of rain in their eagerness to secure a prize, is sufficient evidence of the popularity of these events. The prizes were :—(1) a silver wristlet watch given by Mrs Mottram (2) a silver mounted toilet bjx given by the Rector; (3) a solid leather purse a motor scarf to the lady catching the smallest fish given by the executors of the late S. Davies and Co. The winners were Mr Sinclair Smith, Mr Slack, Mrs Neville and Mrs Sinclair Smith. The prizes were distributed by Miss Farley to whom, ou the motion of Mr Slack seconded by Mr Sinclair Smith, a hearty vote of thanks was accorded. Through the kind assistance of Mrs Nursey who supplied boiling water, the Com- mittee were able to provide the competitors with hot tea which under the climatic conditions was much appreciated. The next competion will take place to-morrow (Friday) afternoon from 2.30 to 5.
PEMBROKESHIRE YEOMANRY. ••D." SQUADRON SHOOTINO COMPETI- TION. The annual shooting competition in connection with "D (Cardiganshire) Squadron of the Pem- broke Imperial Yeomanry was held at the Capeli Range, near Lampeter, on Saturday. The weather was unfavourable, heavy rain falling in- cessantly. Captain Delme Davies-Evans, the commanding officer, was present, accompanied by Major J. C. Harford, Falcondale. The arrange- ments were efficiently carried out by a committee, of which Sergeant-Major Baldwin was secretary. The results were as follows Competition for trained men, 5 rounds and sighter at 200 and 500 yards. 1, Sergt. James Morgan (cup winner). 2, Q.M.Sergt. Arthur Edwards. 3, Private E. O. Davies, Rhydycwmerau. Competition for recruits, under same conditions; 1, Private D. Davies, Pumpsaint. 2, Private J. Marsden, Maestir. 3, Private S. O. Davies, Coedpark. Lampeter tradesmen's shoot. 1, Q.M.Sergt. Edwards.. 2, Sergt.-Major Baldwin. 3, Private Morris Jones, Llanfair. 4, Sergeant Tom Davies.
FISHGUARD'S TRIUMPH. STRIKING TIME-SAVINQ RECORD. CUNARDER WITHIN THE BREAK. WATER. The second Cunard call at Fishguard was made early on Saturday morning by the Caronia with passengers and mails from New York, and a remarkable time-saving record was made, eclipsing that achieved on the occasion of the call of the ^Slanretania on Monday of last week. The Caronia reached Fishguard at 5.55 a.m. after her passage from New York, which she left on the previous Saturday noon. She landed 70 passengers and a number of mail bags for London, and proceeded on her way to Liverpool. The passengers left for London at 6.46, arriving at Paddington at 11.16. The journey of 262 miles was accomplished in 4! hours, during which time breakfast and early luncheon were served on board. By leaving the Caronia at Fishguard the pas- sengers saved from five to six hours, as the steamer was not timed to reach Liverpool until 2 or 3 o'clock in the afternoon, and in any case it was impossible for the passengers who went to Liverpool to reach London before 6 o'clock in the evening. 1. Under the new arrangement Continental travellers are enabled to spend a few hours in London and to catch the 2.20 boat train at Charing Cross, reaching Paris at 9.40 in the evening. Had they been obliged to proceed to Liverpool and thence to London it would have been impossible for them to have reached Paris before 9.50 on Sunday morning. The Caronia left Queenstown at 10.15 on Friday evening, sighted Fishguard at 5.20 a.m., dropped anchor at 5.55, and disembarked 61 passengers and 23 bags of mails, together with a quantity of baggage. The passengers and mails were transferred to tenders aud in 52 minutes from the time the liner anchored, the express departed at 6.46. Compared with callings of the Booth liners, this beats all records for expedition. The con- ditions were favourable throughout, and the arrangements were most complete. The Caronia came well within the breakwater, which afforded splendid protection from the rather vigorous breeze, but the sea was moderately smooth. The position of the Caronia, however, would have ensured success- ful operations in almost any weather. Thirty-five first-class and 23 second-clash pas- sengers proceeded to London. The engines were in charge of Inspector Lodge and Drivers Ward and Burnett. The Caronia left for Liverpool at 6.21 with 119 passengers. The officials of the Cunard Line and the Great Western Railway Company expressed complete satisfaction with the dis- embarkation, and the passengers were delighted with the comfort and smoothness and expedi- tion. The mail train reached Cardiff at 8.55 a.m. and left at 8.58, having traversed the distance from Fishguard in two hours and nine minutes. Several passengers left the train at Cardiff, and five bags of American mails were deposited. Mr Charles Aldington, the chief assistant in the head office of the G. W.R. at Paddington, met the passengers at Queenstown, and took charge of the arrangements from Queenstown to London. The mails on board the Caronia were only very small, and were chiefly for the Midlands. There were no direct mails for Cardiff and South Wales, these being expected later in the day by the White Star Line via Plymouth. Efficient as were the arrangements on the occasion of the call of the Mauretania, still more notable was the record made on Saturday. The officials of the Great Western Railway pre- sent were Mr Charles Aldington, Mr J. Rees Swansea, Mr J. V. Williams, Mr T. V. Rees', and Mr W. R. Fortune, together with Mr Charles Bowen, station and quay superinten- dent, and his assistant, Mr N. P. Mansfield. Mr C. J. Davidson and Captain Sharp (marine department) kept vigil during the night, and with them were Captain Dodd and Mr S. J. Lister, Cunard Co., and Mr Percy Knight, Cus- toms superintendent, together with their re- spective working units. On this occasion it was decided to deal first with the mails and baggage, these being placed on the s.s. Great Southern, and to land the pas- sengers on the tender Sir Francis Drake. That the plan worked admirably was evidenced in the fact that within 20 minutes from the moment of leaving the liner both mails aud baggage were deposited in the ocean express.
CORRESPONDENCE. -A-. CHURCH AND DISSENT. To the Editor of the Tenby Observer. SIR,—Absence from Tenby has delaved my answering the letter from Mr P. George "in vour issue of 26th ult. Anybody on reading that letter only would probably suppose me to have misrepresented the meaning of the word tcissura in your correspon- dent's quotation from St. Bernard; but reference to my previous letter will at once show that I used it in exactly the same sense as your corres- pondent himself does; viz., as meaning "rent" when applied to a garment, which when applied to the Church obviously means "Schism." St. Bernard is well known to have been a strenuous opponent of schismatics, and how your corres- pondent could have adduced a quotation from him in support of the very thing it expressly con- demns, I am at loss to conceive. Your correspondent's plea tha.t he was speaking of the Christian Church seems scarelv rele- vant for in any probable view of the constitution of such a Church it would be impossible to deny that Dissent had rent it in pieces. As to your correspondent's complaint that I "will persist in regarding the Anglican Church as the only Christian Church :-after having al- ready repudiated such an idea as an absurdity it almost takes one's breath away to be charged with holding it. Still, in a matter of this nature I can- not so think of your correspondent as to accuse him, as he accuses me, of "pretending" to mis- understand. Nor can I undertake to replv seriatim to humorous interrogatories. It must suffice for me to state very briefly what appears to me to be the pertinent facts of a history so strangely distorted by your correspondent. By the "Church of England" (or "Anglican Church") is meant simpfy a branch of the Church Catholic, which was brought into this country at a time when one Church only had ever been dreamt of. It still possesses the same Apostolic Ministry, and still holds in all essential points the same doctrines that it held all through the time of the Anglo-Saxon kings. Under their reign it became established, or recognized, as the Church in England, and it has remained so ever since. The constitution and general rise of the Papacy (which is the distinguishing feature of the Churcn of Rome) was long posterior and with the growth of the Papal power there arose, no doubt, a Papal party within the English Church, which party was constantly striving for predominance until, all is well known, the Papal claims over England were finally rejected, and the then Church of Rome refused intercommunion with all of us who declined to submit to them. In short, it was Rome herself thift changed, and then threw off A. 1. .Ç. TP 11 /^In vt cue ^nuruii ui xjugicuiu. I am quite aware of that despotic and uncon. stitutional interference of the State with the Church in later times, which is popularly spoken of as the "connection" between the two; but I should scarcely have thought your correspondent would need to be reminded that nothing which either King, or Pope, or Parliament has ever done, or can do, is capable either of making or unmaking the Church of England, or of trans- forming it into what it is not. It is one with the historic and visible Church of the past, and when it ceases to be so it will cease to exist-and it is this which constitutes the essential difference be- tween it and Dissent.-Yours faithfully, A VISITOR. Cheltenham, September 7th, 1909.
MASON'S SIXPENNY GCIDE TO TENBY, revised And enlarged edition, is now ready. Contains a s-reet map of the town, together with a new series of attractive illustrations. To be obtained at the Observer Office, the local newsagents, of Wyman and Son's bookstall,
PEOPLE VERSUS THE LORDS. In view of the impending conflict constituencies are beginning to look to their preparedness, and in the Pembroke Boroughs there are not wanting signs that the fight when it comes will be one of the stiffest and most memorable in the annals of the constituency. In the sitting member, Mr Own Philipps, we have a repre- sentative who has undoubtedly worked hard and unceasingly to advance the material inte- rests of the constituency, and though he may not have achieved
Mr R. H. Tyler, Laugharne, writes :—It may interest your readers to know that on Saturday, between 5 and 6 p.m., whilst driving from Pen- dine to Laugharne, I, with two others and the driver, saw a white swallow. It flew near to us several times after we pulled up," so that we had a good view of it. It was also seen by a friend of mine in the same locality about an hour previously.