Haverfordwest Board of I Guardians. A meeting of the members of this Board was held in the Board Room on Wednesday. There were resent -Nir T. Llewellin, (chairman) Mr W. G. Eaton Evans, Mr J. Llewellyn Davies, Mr T. John, Mr Jas. Griffiths, Mr John George, ,-Xr Owen, Summerhili, Mr W. Reynolds, Tier- Son Mr Collins, Clarborough Mr Hire, garoldstone; Rev. T. G. Mortimer, Rev. J. J. vans, Mr W. Davies, Milford; Mr W. H. George, Rev. Jenkyn James, Mr P. Mathias, Camrose; Mr Lloyd Lewis, Mr Jenkins, Red- berth; Mr Perkins, Sandy Haven Mr J. Roberts, Rev. T. Johns, Manorowen Mr Davies, Neeston Rev W. H. T. Walters, Mr T. E. Thomas, Mr Arnold Lewis, Mr James Wil- liams, Rudbaxton and Mr Nicholas, Norchard. THE- VACCINATION ACT. I The Ulerk read a circular letter from the Local Government Board in reference to the new Vacci- nation Act, a p'trt of which came into force from the date of the passing of the act, and the re- mainder will take effect on 1st January, 1899. Attention was drawn to the section which stated that no parent or other person would be liable to a. penalty for non-vaccination, who within four months of the birth ot tne child satis- fied two justices that he conscientiously believed that it would be prejudical to the health of the child, and delivered a certificate of such conscien- tious objection to the vaccination officer. Mr J. George What is the difference between the old and the new act ? Mr W. G. Eaton Evans: A person is not bound to have a child vaccinated if he conscien- tiously believes that vaccination would be preju- dical to the health of the child. Clerk (jocularly) If you have a conscientious objection to pay taxes, you may perhaps if you agitate, be relieved from the payment of them. THE ESTIMATES. I Clerk The estimate for the halt-year amounts to £ 6,129. which is rather less than the expendi- ture for the last half-year. Deducting the amount of the grant, fl,456, there will remain 673. A rate lOfd in the £ will bring in A:4,700, which is £27 more than is required. It is a farthing less in the £ than the last two half-years. Mr J. George What is likely to be tacked on to that before it comes to the ratepayers ? Clerk That I cannot tell. There is a county rate in addition of 2d., but I do not think you will be called upon for that money, for you will have the money for the lunatics' maintenance in November, which will very nearly amount to the county call. So I think there will be nothing except this lOid., in the £ from the Union. THE AGRICULTURAL RATING ACT. I Clerk I was requested to say something in reference to the Agricultural Rating Act. All I can say is that I have gone into the matter lately, and I found that the expenditure upon which the grant was based was for the year ended Lady-day 1896. That expenditure came to £ 9,592, and the sum to be allowed taking the assessable value, came according to my figures to f.2,912 10s. The sum actually given by the Local Government Board was £2,912 6s. 5d.: there was a difference only of 3s. 7d. in the two calculations. In addition, you have Lis 15s. 6d for school attendance officers, Z55 7s. 9d. for officials-those sums that have been paid to the collectors of poor rates. There have also passed through the Unionf383 18s. 8d. for the various school boards, excluding Haverfordwest, Llandeloy, Llanrhian and Hayscastle, to which the sums allowed are sent direct. There is also in addition the sum of £ 1,729 19s. for the District Council. Some questions were asked about the grant, and it was stated that there did not appear to be any gain derived trom the Act. I have only taken one case which is not an unusual one. I have taken that of my worthy friend Mr George, as I have seen him more particularly on this matter. The grant is based on the expendi- ture for the year ending 1896. In the first half- year previous to the grant being made at Lady- day 1897, the call lor the parish of Hasguard was 160, ivliieli would on the valuation represent a rate of Ilid. in the £ My friend paid under that call f4 10s. Id. In the next half year, Michaelmas 1897, the call on the parish was £48, which on the valuation represented a rate of Is. 3d. in the f. Mr George paid £ 3 9s. 4d. There was a guinea less in amount in that case. The call for the hall-year at Lady-day 1898, was .£33, which meant a rate of 10id. in the jE. Mr George was called upon to pay f2 8s. 6d. The call for Michaelmas will be £ 33, which would make the amount of rating the same as at the last half-year. So that Mr George in the half- year previous 'to the grant being made paid £4 10s. Id., and in the last half-year he paid f.2 8s. 6d. Mr George I never saw that. Clerk I only give you the calls made by this Union, and I have taken your parish because it is a small one. Mr George jE3 3s. 2d.—that is made for the half-year. Clerk I can only speak of the calls made by the Union. I cannot tell what other sums might be required by the overseers. Mr George We have nothing in our parish— no parish meeting. Clerk Where are your overseers ? Mr George Only f2 for the lot. Mr Llewellyn Davies: What is the difference in the amount granted to the Board and the amount of rates relieved ? Clerk Exactly the same. The amount of rate that would be relieved was £2,912 10s., and the Board gave £2,912 6s. 5d. Mr Llewellyn Davies This is a new light on the question. If Mr James's statement is correct, there seems to be a great cry without cause. If the grant trom the Government is equal to the amount of relief on agricultural lands, why is it that rates have risen so much during the last couple of years ? If our clerk will allow me, I should be glad to have his permission to obtain the information trom him. In the parish of Steynton the rates have risen something like from 30 to 40 per cent., as my friend Mr Reynolds knows. Mr W. Reynolds (Tierson) That is the Milford District, to which I do not belong. Mr Llewellyn Davies Where the rates were 2/3 or 2/4 in the E, they now are 3/- in the t. The general complaint through the county is that the rates have risen. I think Mr James's state- ment to day that the grant of the Local Govern- ment Board equals the amount of rate relieved requires some further explanation that we may understand why the additional money is de- manded. I should be pleased to have some of the figures showing that. Clerk: You speak of the parish of Steynton, but you must bear in mind that I merely speak of the plain poor rate charges of this Union. What other charges are made on individual parishes with which I have nothing to do, I can- not give information about. I do not know what other charges are made in the parish of Steynton. You have a school board. Mr Llewellyn Davies That is the same. Clerk The school boardjjrate is in the poor rate. I have nothing to do with that. If, for instance, the returns from a School Board were in- correctly made, and the grant made by the Local Government Board in accordance with it, any balance must be made up elsewhere. There may be other charges—for registration and other matters, which may call tor an increased rate, and which were never taken into consideration by the Local Government Board for the purposes of the grant. In such a parish as that of Steynton there is house property, and if there are vacant houses, the rateable value must be made up by others. Mr J. Llewellyn Davies :^We have none. I Ve have, none. Clerk I am only mentioning things which cause an increase in rating. I merely give you the simple facts connected with this Board what other charges are made on the ratepayers I do not know. i Mr J. George About C6,129 is the total ex- penditure of this Union. I presume you are deducting the grant out of the total. Clerk: The estimated expenditure is £ 6,129. I deduct the amount of the grant,-£1,456-which would leave the net sum to be levied £ 4,673. A rate of 10t(1 in the £ will produce £ 4,700, which is £ 27 more than the amount required. Mr J. George I understand that the total annual expenditure is -Cli,ooo. Clerk You must bear in mind that there is a county rate, but that is not an expenditure of this Board. Mr J. George The county rate is 2d. in the f. Clerk 5d. in the 1£. You will get a grant from the County Council for the maintenance of lunatics, which will about pay the call of 2d. for county rates. Mr J. George I believe that our annual ex- penditure in round figures was £ll,OOO. Clerk: That includes the county rate. Mr J. George Are you deducting the grant We get towards the salaries of officials ? Clerk Not this year next year I siltil. Mr J. George: If the rate is based upon a lower sum we do not get the benefit of the act we are supposed to get. We used to get this grant before. Clerk: No. Mr J. George: We had a grant from the County Council for many years. Clerk Only £ 400, and not ten hundred. The actual loss was calculated by me to amount to E2,912 10s., and the Local Government Board Grant was £ 2,912 6s. 5d. Chairman It is only half the agricultural rate-not half the rates. Clerk The valuation of the Union is £150,000 It was reduced by this to £ 105,000. The actual expenditure in the return made, without the county rate, was £ 9,952. Chairman I suggest that Mr George should wait upon Mr James and go into the question fully with him. Mr Llewellyn Davies: I have asked Mr James to grant me that permission, and I have no doubt he will kindly do so. Clerk I have done my best. It is a mere matter of figures, which are not easily explained. I wish it to be understood that if any gentle- man wishes for information relating to those figures, I will if lie will kindly call upon me at my office, endeavour to explain them to the best of my ability. (Hear, hear.) I will do my best to explain them. I cannot do more. (Hear, hear.)
South Wales Colliery Dispute. STRUGGLE OVER AT LAST. AGREEMENT SIGNED. AGREEMENT SIGNED. MABON'S DAY SURRENDERED. The special correspondent of the Daily News, writing from Cardiff on Thursday, says:— The great coal strike is at an end. I wish I could add that the points at issue between masters and men have been amicably and finally settled. Unfortunately that is not so. The men will, I fear, go back to work in an exceedingly bitter and resent- ful temper, and though it hardly seems probable that another strike will happen in this part of the world for a long time to come, it will certainly be a long while before anything like good will can be established. I have little doubt that the result of to-day's conference will have done as much as anything that has happened all along to chafe and irritate and embitter the feelings of the men. The Conference was opened this morning in the Engineers' Institute about eleven o'clock, the two committees haviug for a short time previously been in conclave separately. The agreement was finally signed between three and four in the afternoon, and the whole of the intervening time was occupied in an attempt on the part of the men's representatives to bring the employers to some sort of compromise on the subject of Mabon's Day," which in this mining district is not altogether an ideal institution. It was set up some years ago without the approval or consent of the employers, and for the specific purpose of affording the men an opportunity to come together for the discussion of their common interests. For that very reasonable purpose it has undoubtedly been a failure. One day a month for discussion of purely business affairs among miners was certainly a very liberal allowance, and, as might have been expected, the first Monday in each month has become simply a miners' holiday. Most of us who live above ground would probably be disposed to regard this arrangement very, very indulgently, and none of us will find much difficulty in under- standing the reluctance of the pitmen to give it up; but the truth is that the colliery owners have long chafed under what they regard as a great nuisance, and some of the best friends of the men have been those who have most sincerely desired some alteration. They say that it is the occasion of a great deal of drunkenness and general demoralis- ation, and the masters say that it interferes with work for a whole week. On the Tuesday following the Monday holiday the employers rarely get more than fifty per cent. of their men, and on Wednesday only about seventy-five, and some do not get back for the whole week. They have, of course, just the same standing expenses whether all the men are working or only half, and I have heard it stated that this monthly holiday adds about 3d a ton to the cost of coal. Nobody could have been surprised that the masters took this opportunity of insisting on a reform, and from my conversation with "Mabon," I gathered that he himself waS quite prepared for some better arrangement. The masters do not seem to have done all they might have done to restrict the evils they complained of. Every man absenting himself after the holiday was breaking his contract, but so far as I can learn, no attempt has ever been made to enforce penalties. Last July, in the plenitude of their powers, the colliery owners, as I explained yesterday, posted at their pit-heads, among other terms to be accepted by the men, the stipulation that Mabon's Day was to be given up. From all I heard, I should say they were right in doing so. Where I think they were wrong was in expressly declaring that nothing equivalent to it would be conceded. Plenty of the men, as I have found in conversation with them, would have been willing enough to give up the first Monday in each month if they could have come to some arrangement for an annual holiday somewhere, equivalent to it, or for two or three days at certain periods of the year. I take it that their unanimous resolution in favour of the retention of Mabon's Day yesterday was intended as a basis from which to treat with the masters for some arrangement in substitution of the monthly Monday. It is for this that they have been strenuously fighting all day long. They have fought, however, altogether in vain. "Mabon," deeply conscious of the necessity for mitigating the disappointment of the pit-men, is said to have pleaded with the employers in the most moving terms for some concession to go back to the men with, impressively warning them that without it this could not possibly be a lasting peace. He pleaded to no purpose, however; not the slightest concession has been made; and after a gallant struggle the Provisional Committee have accepted the pit-head terms, with the addition that has already been explained. It has been a most deplor- able struggle, and there is no denying that the masters have proved the stronger of the two. Un- fortunately, as I believe, they have used their strength in a harsh and ruthless way that is not likely to be soon forgotten. At the same time, it should be borne in mind that it is not altogether a triumph of their strength. It is to a considerable extent due to the good sense and reasonableness of the men and their leaders that they are giving in now, and not because they are absolutely unable to hold out longer. They might certainly go on for another month or two if they would, but their com- mon sense forbids what passion and rancour would suggest. They see that winter is approaching, that credit is exhausted, and that further obstinacy must entail deplorable suffering on themselves and others, and, like strong and reasonable men, they have yielded to the inevitable, while as yet they feel quite equal to further endurance. They have not fought for nothing either they came out with 121 per cent. —they arc going in on lit. They have certainly got some recognition of the principle of a minimum, and they have shown, unorganised and totally without funds as they were, a power of endurance and resistance that cannot but have contributed to the respect with which the Associated Coalowners will henceforth regard them, while they have gone already a long way towards the formation of a strong union among themselves. I TERMS OF THE AGREEMENT. It appears that four out of the sixteen workmen s representatives declined to agree to the owners' terms, and refused to affix their signatures to the agreement. The following official report of the proceedings was supplied to the Press by Mr Gascoyne Dalziel, the Coalowners' secretary The joint meeting of the Employers' Emergeucy Committee, adj ourned from Saturday last, was re- sumed at eleven o'clock on Thursday morning at the Coalowners, Offices, Cardiff. Sir Wm. Thos. Lewis again occupied the chair, and Mr Wm. Abraham, M.P., the vice-chair, and there was practically a full attendance of representatives, on both sides. As the outcome of a very full discussion and frequent adjournments, so that both sides might thoroughly consider the various proposals put forward, the fol- lowing agreement was entered into and signed as a settlement of the dispute, and providing for the resumption of work at the Associated Collieries as and from to-day (Sept. 1st) "Memorandum of agreement made the 1st day of Sept., 1898, between the undersigned [here follow the names] and other persons who shall execute this agreement duly authorised to act on behalf of the members of the Monmouthshire and South Wales Coal Owners' Association (hereinafter called the employers) of the one part; and the undersigned [names follow] and other persons who shall execute this agreement, duly authorised to act on behalf of the workmen (excepting enginemen, stokers, and outside fitters) formerly employed at the collieries of the members of the Association, of the other part 1. It is agreed that work shall be resumed at the Associated Collieries as on and from the 1st day of September, 1898, upon the following conditions "'2. The terms aud conditions of the sliding scale agreement (known as the old scale), which terminated upon the 31st March last, shall, together with Clause 3 of the agreement of the 17th February, 1893, be embodied in an agreement which shall con- tinue in force until the first day of January, 1903, and may be determined by six months' notice on cither side, to be given on the 1st of July, 1902, the 1st of January, 1903, or any other following 1st of July or 1st of January 3. The monthly holiday known as Mabon's Day shall be abolished, and no other holiday of a like nature will be permitted. 4. The wages payable up to the 30th November, 1898, shall be 17.V per cent., above the standard of December, 1879. 5. An audit of the selling prices shall be taken for the two months ending 31st October, 1898, to regulate wages as from the 1st of December, 1898, in accordance with Clause 12 of the 1892 agreement. 6. If, after the 1st day of September, 1898, the employers, by virtue of this agreement, reduce the wages of the workmen below 121 per cent. above the standard of December, 1879, the workmen shall have the right of giving six months' notice to terminate this agreement on the 1st day of any January or July next ensuing, notwithstanding clause 2 of this agreement.' Subsequently a special general meeting of the Coal-owners' Association was held at the offices of the Association at Cardiff, when Sir William Lewis, the chairman of the Emergency Committee, pre- seoted a report to the Association upon the discussion which had taken place, and submitted the agreement which had been entered into. The report was adopted, and a resolution expressing approval of the action of the Emergency Committee was passed unanimously. The agreement was unanimously ratified. An official version of the Conference has also been supplied by the Workmen's Provisional Committee. The nature of the proceedings is sufficiently indicated by Our Special Correspondent. It is stated that the following was agreed to by the Employers' Emer- gency Committee: It is understood that all the workmen shall be reinstated in their former em- ployment, as far and as soon as practicable. "-Daily sew4.
On to Khartoum. BRILLIANT BRITISH VICTORY. OMDURMAN CAPTURED. GREAT LOSSES OF THE ENEMY. After thirteen years the death of General Gordon has been avenged, and a glorious victory has been achieved by the British force. Our army of 2o,000 men on Friday encountered 35,000 Dervishes led by the Khalifa. A determined battle was fought, with the result that the Dervishes were routed, leaving 6,000 killled and wounded our losses amounting to about 250, including two British officers: Lieut. R. Greenfell (cousin of Sir Francis Green- fell), of the 12th Lancers, and Capt. Caldicott of the 1st Royal Warwickshire. The Marquis of Landsdowne (secretary for War) and Viscount Wolseley have each sent their congratulations to the Sirdar and his army for their gallant work. Everywhere the victory has been received with intense enthusiasm, and unstinted praises have come from the continent and abroad. The Sirdar's message was:- We received their bold and determined attack in position, and after an hour's fighting, during which they endeavoured to envelop both our flanks, we drove them off, and at 8.30 a.m. I began to advance towards Omdur- man, but had not gone far before I was again heavily attacked on the right. This necessitated a change of front, and the Dervishes were driven off with heavy loss, and their army, which was under the personal command of the Khalifa, was completely dispersed by noon. The force watered at Khar Skambat, and at two p.m. again advanced on Omdurman, which was occupied with slight resistance during the afternoon. The Khalifa, who had re-entered the town after the battle, fled as we got in, and is now being pursued by cavalry and gunboats. Neufeld and some 150 prisoners have been released and are with us. Omdurman is an enormous plaee, and the entire force is now encamped on the desert to the west of the town. AN ACCOUNT OF THE BATTLE. j THRILLING INCIDEENTS I The special correspondent of the Central News wires —The Dervishes seemed to be gathered in clans, and each clan or regiment was gathered round a banner. The number of banners alone proved that the strength of the enemy was considerable. Horsemen and footmen came from the west and the south-west, moving towards the hill upon which the scouting Lancers were gazing eagerly upon the brave array. Between the Lancers and the moving enemy was a flat, open plain. They halted when they caught sight of the Lancers on the north and the Egyptian cavalry on the north-west, both equi-distant. Then they formed into regular lines, throwing out skirmishers, with second and reserve lines, in pretty fashion. At this moment the stirring sound of heavy artillery fire broke the stillness of the air. Looking towards the river, we could see a gallant procession of our gunboats steaming slowly against the current, and engaging the Dervish riverside forts, as they calmly passed along. We could hear the boom of the howitzers and the sharp, unceasing rattle of the Maxims and quick- firers. The Dervish batteries replied, but, as it seemed, feebly. Their forts were knocked to pieces about their heads, right down to Tuti Island and back. Many shells fell into the city, and several, either by accident or design, struck the Mahdi's tomb, and speedily spoilt its beauty. All this time the Dervish infantry were steadily and regularly getting into battle array, about the strength of a British battalion around each big standard. Simultaneously the Dervishes cavalry scouts pushed forward towards the Lancers, who at the word of Colonel Martin retired behind the rising ground already referred to. There they dismounted, and waited the enemy's horsemen. Some of the latter, more ven- turesome than the majority, came under our fire, and a number of them bit the dust. This proved the signal for a general fall back by the mounted enemy. A pic- turesque chase by a squadron of the Lancers followed, which did not cease until Martin's men had got out to within two miles of the main body of the Dervish army. Then it was time for our troops to retire, which they did Then it was time for our troops to retire ?igh inoon, an d in workmanlike fashion. It was now high moon, and the entire army of the Khalifa began to move forward, with the Khalifa and his holy standard in its midst. It was late at night before the gunboats returned from their victorious foray. After a rest, our men set to work on the zariba again, and generally improving the defences of the camp, on the assumption that the Khalifa would strike during the night, and that it would be a fight to the death. The sight of the Dervishes Army in full battle array had been an imposing one. It was only surpassed by the spectacle of our own magnificent army standing to arms, in long lines two deep, quietly and hopefully awaiting the enemy's onslaught. The Sirdar's Army passed the night uuder arms, and few men slept. Yet, there were no alarms, despite the fact that the Dervishes were expected to be upon us before the dawn, but the sun had not long risen when the Dervishes were reported by our scouts to be on the move again, and soon we could hear their war drums. It soon became clear to the Sirdar that the Khalifa had left a considerable force in reserve. The force which was majestically moving to give us battle fairly and squarely numbered to trained eyes 30,000 men, horses, and foot. Its front was extended over nearly five miles of country at first, before it began a well-considered effort to crumple up our flanks. As the Dervishes advanced our cavalry retired, and by half-past five there was clear ground between the opposing hosts. At six o'clock the Khalifa delivered his attack, and the battle which followed will be known as that of Egaiga, after the place where we had encamped. For awhile the enemy demonstrated that the Dervish as a fighting man had not deteriorated. From the entire front of the Anglo-Egyptian line a withering fire from field guns was kept up. Machine guns and rifles were poured upon the Dervish horse and foot, but their courage did not flinch. Over and over again, charging superbly, they endeav- oured to get at close quarters, but in vain. Our fire was murderous and precise. For nearly two hours the battle raged hotly. At eight o'clock the enemy wavered and turned, retreating sullenly and reluctantly. While this main fight had been in progress another body of Dervishes, about 8,000 in number, had been harassing the Egyptian cavalry and the camel corps, who had been posted on the hills, and our men had enough to do to hold their own. Three miles to the west of these another Dervish force, advancing from Omdurman after the first fight was over, were reinforced from the retiring main body, and the combined force made a gallant and most desperate attack upon our rear brigade. The plan was well conceived. That rear brigade was our weakest point, and the enemy knew it. The attack was delivered in true Dervish fashion. They charged repeatedly with splendid courage and determination, and more than once nearly got home, but the Soudanese never wavered or flinched, and Macdonald's and Lewis's brigades, coming up in support, the Dervishes were at length driven in headlong retreat back upon Omdurman, and far beyond. I LATEST FROM KHARTOUM. I I SURRENDER OF THE KHALIFA'S ARMY. I The following telegram has been received from the Sirdar Saturday Evening The remnant of the Khalifa's force has surrendered, and I have now a very large number of prisoners on my hands. The cavalry and gunboats are still in pursuit of the Khalifa and his chiefs, who have with them only about 140 fighting men, and are apparently making for Kor- dofan. The left bank of the White Nile is so difficult of approach, owing to the banks being overflown and thick bush, that the gunboats cannot effect a landing, and therefore I can only rely upon the cavalry to effect his capture. I visited Khartoum to-day. The town is a complete ruin, but the lower portions of the principal houses are still standing. The people were naturally deliahted to see us. So far as I see at present Khartoum is the best position. The town of Omdurman is very extensive, and the stench unbearable. I therefore moved the troops down to Khor Shambat, where we are now in good camp by the river. All the British wounded go down the river with this telegram. They are all doing very well. There are no cases which cause grave anxiety. All the European prisoners, including Sister Teresa Gricolini, Joseph Ragnotti, and a number of Greeks, have been released, and are well.
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Perfection of Blended Whisky. '-Lancet. EXCELSIOR SCOTCH WHISKY. We have examined analytically this blend of Scotch Whisky, and fiud it to be unusually pure, of excellent flavour, and well matured. Recommended with confi- dence as a safe and palatable stimulant for the sick and convalescent. 'I-P)-actitio)ie)-, Edited by T. LAUDE BRUNTON, M.D., LL.D., &c. Awarded Diploma-Highest Award- Cardiff Exhibition. Awarded Gold Medal International Exhibition, Bordeaux, 1896. SOLE PROPRIETORS- MARGRAVE BROS., LLANELLY. PlUCE LISTS FREE ON APPLICATION. Recommended with confidence as a Stimulant for Sick and Convalescent."—London Practitioner, 195 BOROUGH OF THE TOWN & COUNTY OF HAVERFORDWEST. I FAIRS FOR 1898. r]" r HE FAIRS for 189S will be held as follows unless unforeseen circumstances shall make an alteration necessary JANUARY Tuesday 11th. FEBRUARY 15th. MARCH 15th. APRIL 12th. MAY 10th. JUNE for Wool and Stock. 14th. JULY 12th. AUGUST 9th. SEPTEMBER 6th. 20th. OCTOBER (Hiring) Wednesday 5th. Tuesday 18th. NOVEMBER 15tb. DECEMBER 13th. THE PIG FAIRS will be held on the day after the Cattle Fairs. Dealers and others attending the Haverfordwest Fairs are hereby cautioned against the practice of Lacerating with a Knife or other instru- ment for the purpose of Marking any Animal and NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, under Statute 12 and 11 Victoria, cap, 92, all Persons found Lacera- ting any Animal will be liable to a Penalty of FIVE POUNDS. CHARLES E. G. PHILIPPS, BART. MAYOR November 9tb, 1897. FERRU=COCOA is DISTINCT from all OTHER COCOAS FERRU-COCOA IS THE ONLY COCOA CONTAINING THE FERRUGINOUS OR IRON BEARING ELEMENTS OF FOOD. FERRU-COCOA IS NOT A MEDICINE BUT A TRUE FOOD. A DELICIOUS, refreshing, and sustaining beverage. Owing to the FERRUGIN0US ELEMENTS A contained in it, FERRU-COCOA largely assists in the formation of Haemoglobin, or Red Coloving Matter in the Blood, thereby being of enormous value to invalids, and to all suffering from weak digestion and impoverished blood. It is of material benefit in aiding to build up the constitution. FERRU- COCOA is of far greater value than either Tea or Coffee, for it is Muscle-forming, Force-producing, an aid to digestion, and ENRICHES THE BLOOD. The LANCET" says Normally Cocoa contains NO holt and its addition in an organie form in the pre. paration before us (FERRU-COCOA) is a step of some importance." The HOSPITAL" says :—" FERRU-COGOA is a preparation of Cocoa from which a large proportion of the natural fat of the cocoa bean has been removed, thereby rendering the preparation more digestible For an who require a larger amount of ferruginous material than is provided in ordinary articles of diet, this preparation i, likely to be useful. Packed in 6d., 9d., and Is. 6d. Tins, of all Chemists and Grocers. Free Samples sent to Medical Men on application to FERRU-COCOA MANUFACTURING Co., 329, GOSWELL ROAD, LONDON, E.C. L. H. THOMAS, (Late THOMAS JAMES), Importer and Bonder of Foreign Wines and Spirits, (CASTLE SQUARE, HAVERFORDWEST. ESTABLISHED 1830. L. H. THOMAS, in submitting the following prices, begs to state the Wines and Spirits are of the choicest description and cannot be surpassed for quality or value. SHERRIES. Per I)oz. Pale good light Wine 18/- Luncheon 24/- Excellent value 30/- Great Flavor and Delicacy 36/- Golden splendid Old Wine 42/- possessing great flavour and delIcacy. 48/- A Sherry of the highest class, well matured. 60/- PORTS. Per Doz. Good Spanish Red Wine 12/- Port Wine, good value 18/- Excellent Wine 24/- Fine Old Tawny. 30/- Matured Wine with good body and ruby tint 36/ Fine Old Tawny, highly recommended 42/ Old Crusted Wines 4R/- & 60 Dow's (1881 Vintage) 72/ MARSALA (INGHAMS) 24/- THE UNIQUE ALTAR WINE VINO SACRO 30/- I CLARETS. Per Doz. Vin Ordinaire. 12/- Medoc 18/- Bordeaux 18/- St. Julien 18/- Per Doz. Margaux 24/- St. Estephe. 24/- St. Emilion 24/- 1 St. Laurent. 30/- CHAMPAGNE. A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF WELL-KNOWN BRANDS at MARKET PRICES I CASED BRANDIES. MARTELL AND HENNESSY'S AT CURRENT PRICES. SPIRITS. Per Gal. Gin—Nicholson's 13/- Whisky-John Jameson's—7 years old 21/- Matured in Sherry Casks 17/- & 18/- Very fine. 16/- Fine old Scotch (Tobermory) 21/- j Hollands (De Kuyper's) 18/- Per Gal I Rum, Fine Old Jamaica 17/- & 18/- 2) Good 16/- French Cognac (Martell's and 16 Hennesey's) 30/- Brown French Cognac (Hennesey's), bonded January, 1876 60/- Pale Brandy. 16/- & 20/- Sole agent for the celebrated Encore Whisky. 18/ BOTTLED ALES. Per Doz Bass & Co.'s Imperial Pints 4/- Half Pints 2/3 TableAle,ImperialPints 2/9 STOUT. Per Dos. Guinness' Stout, Imperial Pints. 4/- Half Pints 2/3 Allso,pps" & Bass's Mild and Bitter Beer in 9 and 18 gallon Casks. Guinness's Extra Stout in 9 and 18 gallon Casks. Davis & Strangmans celebrated Stout and Porter in 9 and 18 gallon Casks. Hill Evans & Co.'s best Pickling Vinegar. SAMPLES FREE ON APPLICATION. [665 "OLD HULL." J, 1L Pure and Mellow. Jff; /# 42/- per case. P Agent for Haverfordwest ￼ I AWw T- james> V Sprin £ Gardens Brewery, ?????? HAVERFORDWE?ST. 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GOOD HEALTH WITHOUT DRUGS. 2.-THE LARGEST ORGAN IN THE BODY It is the liver. This organ has multifarious duties to perform in the internal economy of the digestive system. After the stomach it is the most abused of all the digestive organs. It is inflamed and harden- ed by the abuse of alcohol, and its functions are hindered and impaired by the tannic acid, the out- come of tea drinking. Errors in diet lead to a diminished secretion of bile. It becomes torpid and sluggish and the defects react on the blood-current —deleterious products are carried into circulation— the skin becomes muddy and yellow, the tongue furred. Life becomes a burden and the victim says, "Life is not worth living." He flies to drugs, blue pill, and other quack nostrums, and finds a temporary relief, and a rebound to a state worse than before; destroys his digestion by nauseous medicines and liver pills and wonders why he continues dull, languid, cranky, and out of sorts. lIe never pauses to consider th3 why and the wherefore, but cotinues to either doctor himself, or is doctored by others into a confirmed melancholy invalid, who invariably shuffles off the mortal coil of a miserable life through making his stomach a receptacle for all the so-called liver cures in the pharmacopoeia. There is only one method to maintain the liver in good working order, and that in attention to idiet and Exercise.- Happy is the man or woman who does not know they have a liver! Unless thia mighty organ duly performs its principal function of secreting bile, a whole army of troubles arise. It cannot be done with medicine. It can, however, be done with a perfect food beverage, such as Dr Tibbies' Vi-Cocoa, which possesses exceptional vitalising properties. It will save your digestion part of its work, and is far more nourishing and sustenant than tea or the ordinary cocoa, whilst it possesses a tonic and recuperative force possessed by neither. Dr Tibbies' Yi-Cocoa is pleasant and palatable and it imparts nourishment and builds up strength. As a Food-beverage it is invaluable. The unique vitalising and restorative powers of Dr Tibbies' Vi-Cocoa are being recognised to an extent hitherto unknown in the history of any preparation. Merit, and merit alone, is what is claimed for Dr Tibbies' Vi-Cocoa, and the pro- prietors are prepared to send to any reader who names the Milford Haven Tbleyraph (a postcard will do) a dainty sample tin of Dr Tibbies' Vi-Cocoa free and post paid. Address: 60, 61 and 62, Bunhill Row, London E.C.