"EXCELSIOR" WHISKY sse???* ——— UThe EXCELSIOR Blend has been producea with great scientific skill and judgment, and possesses these admirable properties that are only t. be fennd in the highest grade Whiskies. GRANVILLE H. SHARPE, F.C.S., Lot* Principal of the Liverpool College of Chemistry Analyst. Perfection of Blended Whisky. "-Lant.t. "We ean reocmmend the "EXCELSIOR" Whisky with tctJidenee as a safe and palatable Itimmlant to the Siok ana Convalescent."— Practitioner. REGISTERED SOLE PROPRIETORS MARGRAVE BROTHERS, Wine and Spirit Importers, Llanelly, South Wales. AGENTS FOR THE SALE OF THE "PEMBROKE COUNTY GUARDIAN. ABBILDLRIC-M Thomas, Cardiff Street. Amblbston—Miss Annie Davies, Grocer BiKwu-Mr W. Reed, Blacksmith. CABILFAIRCHELL-MR Cronow, grocer. Cabtlbmobbis—M' ^ai„'d Thomas. Caxbosb—Mr Muffrid _VC<U .g, The Folly. Cabdisak—Mi&. WiiliauiS Stationer. CARDIFF-MR Mi. Queen Street. CLYNDBRWKN-Mr L is, Chemist. CBOBSGOCH-Mrs Wileb. Artramont Arms. FISHGUARD-11 Guardian Office. it Mr. T. G. Martin, The Square. GOODWIcK-Mr Llewellyn, Chemist. Havbbfobdwest—Mr LI. Brigstooke. IIAVICRYORDWEST-Messrr, W. H. Smith A Son. Havbbfobdwest—Mr J. W, Hammond. Hbhby's MOAT-Mrs A Phillips, grocer. LXTTISILSTON-MR W. Jenkins, draper. Littlb NEWCASTLia-Mr C. Jones. -Llahdblot— Mr D. Rees. Llafbian—Miss Davies, Shop LLWYNPIA-MR Richards Chemist. Mabdt—Mr Lewii, newsagent. Miuobd HAVIRN-MR Geo. Ormond, Stationer. MAINCLOCHOG-MR James, Railway Terrace, Mathby—Mr Jenkins, schoolmaster. NIWPOZT-MR J. Davies, Square. Nabbbbth—Mr A. J. Halkon, Stationer. NeWtok CHoss-Miss Evans. NEYLAND-Mrs Thomas, newsagent. New MILFORD-Messrs W. H. Smith and Son. t Pehbboeb DocK-Messrs W. H. Smith and Son. Pitnchestoii—Mr Alfred Reos. Pekycwm—Mrs Phillips, grocer. Sr. David's—Mr R. D. Thomas. Spittal—Mr Edward Williams, Merchant. Tbbffoabnb.—Mr D. Mathias. TBBvINB-Mrs Phillips, grocer. WOLFOCASTLE-Miss Davies, The Shop.
Cbe (Buarbtan. (IALON WRTH GALON." Solva, Thursday, FEB. 15, 1906. ç Many officers of Continental navies must have been amused by the British Admir- alty's attempt to surround with an air of mystery the building of the new battleship Dreadnought, launched on Saturday by the King at Portsmouth. In all proba- bility, plans of the Dreadnought were in the office of every naval department of Europe, yet the newspapers at home were forbidden to publish any definite descrip- tion of the vessel prior to the launch, and were compelled to hedge with we under- stand," "it will probably be found," and so on, a narrative which shewed that while pledged to declare that nothing was known, the writers were really in posses- sion of all the main facts. This affectation of secrecy is one of the results of the pas- sage of the Official Secrets Act. It was an excellent measure, and ought to have been passed long before, but Government officials have read into it an intention which was never in the mind of Parlia- ment, and many of them tremble like a leaf if a reporter only asks them the tima. The theory is that all this secrecy is to the advantage of the State, but in reality it has an effect which is precisely the re- verse. There are ways of obtaining infor- mation without knocking at the doors of the Admiralty or War Office, and these departments may be very sure that if there It any prohibited news worth having, the newspapers will have it in any event. If it were given to them by responsible officials, the papers would scrupulously re- spect any intiumtion that publication on a particular matter was not in the interest of the State, but as it is, no discretion is im. posed, and the Press, not having been in- formed of the reasons for secrecy, publishes the whole story which officialism has prac- tically challenged it to obtain if it can. Complaint is made that last year two German liners beat the remainder of the Trans-Atlantic Shipping Co., ineluding the British. If the figures quoted from a Berlin paper are exact, they are not very satisfactory to this country, but there seems to be still an opportunity for British Companies to increase their revenue by offering inducements to the second and third class traffic. It is frequently said by people who have crossed the Atlantic thal the companies lavish their attention upon the first class passengers, and that the remainder are a very minor considera- tion. This is an anomaly which certainly needs correction, and no doubt the first companies to adopt the more enlightened policy will be rewarded for their enter- prise. < There is much practical wisdom in the injunction that you should "never pro- phecy unless ye know," and the recent general election has confirmed its sagacity by surprising a good many people. Mr. Chamberlain is said to have predicted be- fore the elections that the Liberals would come in, and remain in office two years; but it has not been stated whether or not he has modified his opinion in the light of more recent events. Other members of Parliament have ventured upon predictions with regard to the situation which the elections have created, and among them Mr. Arnold-Forster, who declared at Thornton Heath that Tariff Reform was one of the certainties of the future. A good many people cherish a similar belief, but Mr Arnold-Forster went a good deal further, and predicted that Tariff Reform would be accomplished before very long by the help of the Trade Unions. The Liberals, meanwhile, have good reason to be contented with the present, and people who are in that position do not generally trouble themselves about prophesies. With the swing of the pendulum, it may be the Conservatives will come in again, and then it will be the turn of the Liberals to pro- phecy. There appears to be some reason to hope that that the Council of the Royal Agri- cultural Society, who have experienced more than their share of difficulties, may find themselves at the end of the year in the position of having a substantial bal- ance in hand. They have been guaranteed against loss in respect of the show at Derby; generous contributions to the prize fund have been made by the Derby local committee, and the various societies; the Council are hopeful that the appeal which which they are now making throughout the country will meet a liberal response, and there is a good sum to be realised from the sale on the Show ground at Park Royal. Of course the product of the sale is certainly not the same as a fresh access of income but in any event it will be an unaccustomed experience for the Council to find themselves with a balance. During the past few years the drain upon their fi- nances has been so severe as to exhaust the reserve fund. It is very necessary that that anxiety should be removed from the minds of the Council and a serious obstacle to the Society's progress will be with- drawn if sufficient donations are forth- coming to meet this particular need. General Booth's theory that crime is a disease can only be accepted with limita- tions but surely if ever there was a case to which the opinion applied it is that of Frances Melville, aged 74, described as an anxious looking woman, who was con- victed at the North London Sessions of stealing a pair of shoes from Whiteley's. It was stated by a detective that the wo- man was possessed of means, and had no occasion to steal, yet she had been convict- ed ten times of shop-lifting, and in the majority of cases bad been sent to gaol. The vast majority of people would say that the poor woman was insane-a victim of monomania-and that an asylum, not a prison, was the proper place for her, but such a possibility does not seem to have occurred to the judge, who passed the am- azing sentence of three years' penal ser- vitude. The case recalls that of a Jane Cakebread, who was convicted at London police courts of drunkenness on almost in- numerable occasions, and was generally sent to prison. At length a magistrate ac- cepted the offer of Lady Henry Somerset to see what she could do with the woman. What the magistrates had failed to discover Lady Henry Somerset perceived at once, namely, that Jane Cakebread was insane, and she was removed to an asylum, where she remained until her death.
I e DAVID'S. I ] ST. TS SOLVA.—We have had the j pleasur^x^ _ns week a carrot weighing 21ns. < 12ozs., T,- W. I). Lewis, Goat Street, St. ] David's. \lJLlage blacksmith" of Solva will j therefore he has been beaten by a City <■ gardener LANTERjf^l'RE,—Under the anspices of the Churoh 1 Aid Society, the Rev. II. A. Powell, VieJ .:( Shirehampton, Bristol, and formerly a cf v of the C.P.A., at Ley ton, Essex, gave a nteresting lecture on Lon- don over the B 4t The chair was occupied by the Very Rev )ean Smith, who, after the singing of Rock Ages," opened with prayer. The worthy Chain m r-aid: My dear friends, we are met to hear a titure on London ever the Border." It may iterest us a little more to j know that Ley ton i in the Diocese of the Bishop of St. Alban's, who.iast October, came here and I preached in our cat dral. Dr. Pusey, who was I not given to exagge^tion, said London was the grpatest heathen cit, in the world. The popula- tion of this country i creases by 1,000 a day, i.e., < there are 1,U00 mon births than deaths every day thus adding a population equal to Manchester every yet:. The population is in- creasing in all our lar;e cities, and owing to this j it is very hard to eed them spiritually. A former Archbishop c Canterbury, Archbishop Tate, stated that no cergyman could officiate to more than 2,000, but there are parishes where the population is even -,wenty and thirty, or even forty thousand, as it vas when he went to Swan- sea first. The clergy .f England should work as hard as if they were tie only spiritual body in the land. The Church Pastoral Aid Society has been the means of estallishing 600 parishes in the land, which would :ot have probably been brought into existenci but for this Society. Daniel Webster, that geat American, said the glory and strength of tie English Church is its parochial system. Th agents of the C. P.A.S. reach six millions of petple, which is about one- fifth of the population. The Rev. H. A. Powell, at the outset of his ablt address, put on the screen a diagram showing tht population of London, and the number ot worshippers, only 19 per cent were worshippers in 19(3. Those who do not live at Ley ton do not think of it as a part of Essex, but as a part of London. The great novelist, Charles Dickens, coined the phrase London over the Border." In the district he went to labour there was not a single place of worship for 4,000 or 5,000 people. He described what in- genious plans they had to carry out in order to build a church. He gave some wonderful in- stances of self-denial on the part of the very poor. He put on the screen the photo of a lad who is very anxions, the rev. gentleman inci- dentally remarked, that he would be glad if someone would give him X100 so that he may have the young lad educated and sent out as a missionary. At the close the hymn was sung "I hear the voice of Jesus say, Come unto Me and rest." The Chairman at the close thanked the rev. gentleman for his interesting address. A collection was then made for the C.P.A.S. ST. DAVID'S AND DISTRICT TEACHERS' Asso- CIATION.—The quarterly meeting of this local branch of the N.U.T. took place at the National School, St. David's, on Saturday last, commen- cing at 2 p.m. The following members were present:—Miss Green, St. David's Mr. W. D. Evans, Solva Mr. Thomas, Brawdy Mr. Fred Lewis, St. David's Mr. Appleton, St. David's Mr. Williams, Carnhedren; Mr. Davies, Croes- goch and Mr. Jenkins, Hendre Cross. The out- going president, Mr. William, Carhedren, presided throughout in the absence of Mr. Wheeler, the new President. The minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed. It was unanimously carried that Mr. John Thomas be the Vice-President for the ensuing year. Mr. W. D. Evans, Solva, was elected Hon. Secretary, Miss Thomas, Solva, re-elected Hon. Treasurer Miss Green re-elected Par. Secretary Mr. Fred Lewis re-elected Press Secretary. The Hon. Sec. was appointed Secretary of the Benevolent and Orphan Fund. Mr. F. Lewis was elected to represent the Association at the N.U.T. Confer- ence to be held at Scarborough in Easter. Mr. F. Lewis proposed, and Mr. Williams seconded, that the best thanks of the Association be given to Mr. John Thomas for the very able way in which he bad carried out the duties of Hon. Sec. for the past eight years. The different motions to be considered at the Conference were next looked into. The teachers now sat down to an excellent tea supplied by Mr. and Mrs. Appleton, to whom a very hearty vote of thanks was passed. The next meeting will be held at Brawdy School in May.
NARBERTH. COUNTY COURT.—Before His Honour Judge Bishop, on Monday last, Mr. W. Adams, smith, Kilgetty, sued Mr. Stephen Lewis, Begelly, for j62 13a 2d, amount alleged to be due for smith's work done. Mr. W. R. James (of Messrs Lewis and James, Narberth), appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr. G. Lort Stokes (of Messrs Stokes and Stokes), for the defendant. The defendant counterclaimed for JE2 14s 6d for services in draw- ing up a plan of alterations to be carried out at the smithy and other small matters. The plain- tiff showed books containing his accounts, and the items were uncontested except one of 2s Gd for mending a hay-tester. The plaintiff stated that he had asked the defendant, amongst others, to send in tenders to his landlords, Messrs Griffiths, of Pembroke, but he had never in- structed him to draw plans or prepare specifica- tions. Mr. Neville Griffiths, junior, a member of the firm Griffiths Bros., Pembroke, stated that he had received a tender from defendant, but had never been sent a bill for it, and this would have been quite unusual. A contractor from Pem- broke ultimately carried out the alterations in the Smithy. The defendant stated that the plaintiff had broken a hay-tester ao that he had been obliged to buy a new one. He had been asked to prepare estimates. On cross-examina- tions defendant admitted that he bad given up building, and that even if his tender had been accepted, he would not have been able to under- take the works. His Honour gave a verdict for the plaintiff on the claim and counterclaim with costs.—Mrs. Mary Davies, 3, Prospect Place, Cwinamman, Aberdare, sued William Owen, Blaengarwen, Llanfyrnach, for £ 17 17s, being a principal sum of JE13 alleged to have been lent in 1896 to the defendant, with interest thereon at 4 per cent. Mr. William Lewis, solicitor, High Street, Narbertb, appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr. W. P. Morgan (of Messrs Lewis and James) for defendant. The plaintiff stated that the money had been lent after the death of her mother by herself, out of moneys balance of a sale. This balance, it was arranged between her brother (the defendant) and herself, should go to her. No interest had been paid except a lamb In the first year. The defendant, who was not called, pleaded the Statute of Limitations, and His Honour gave a verdict for the defendant with costs. POLICE COUT"" —Before Messrs R. H. Buckby, H. S. Allen, and V. Lawrence, on the 8th inst., Mrs. Sconrfield, of Templet,on, wa" s-ummoned by Mr. John Williams, Attendance Officer, for neglecting to send her child to an Elementary School. The Attendance Officer proven the cane. Defendant stated that she wanted her girl (who is 12 years of age) to help with the work at home. The Bench fined Mrs. Scouifield 58 and costs.
BRIMASTON HALL The Rev. Isaac Thomas, Ferryside, delivered his popular lecture on "Kilsby Jones" on Wednesday night, February 7th, at the above place of worship to an appreciative audience. Mr Thomas was in his best form, which signifies much. The chair was ably filled by Mr II. A. Williams, Chemist, Letterston, who is a great favourite in the district. On the motion of the Chairman a hearty vote of thanks was accorded to the lecturer, the Rev. P. D. Morse also pro- posed thanks to the Chairman which was carried with acclamation. The lecturer on his way home from the Hall called to his friend the Rev. John Bowen, B.D., St. Lawrence. Both were at the Grammar School years ago, and Mr Thomas told his Liends that the genial Rector of St. Lawrence was far and away the best Greek scholar at that school. The Hall C. M. chapel has been lately registered for the solemnization of marriages.
Daugleddy Petty Sessions. Friday. Before Col. Edwarde, Messrs. Thos. Llewellin, R. P. L. Penn, and F. LI. Lloyd. TRESPASS IN PURSUIT OF GAME. Mr T. H. Rule Owen, Haverfordwest., instituted a proseoution against George Forrest Herbert, of Prendergast, for trespassing in pursuit of game, to wit, partridges. The defendant was represented by Mr W. J. Jones, Haverfordwest. Mr Rule Owen said on the 1st February he went out to Withybush, when he heard someone whistling. He waited about for 20 minutes, and then saw Herbert with three dogs. He crossed the lisld with the three dogs. Witness spoke to defendant, and asked him what business he had there, and he said he had been to Brandy farm. Witness made eu- quiries, and found that statement was untrue, and he then told defendant he should summon him. Cross-examined by Mr Jones—Mr Rule Owen said he saw partridges in the next. fi-id. The defendant TLT1- said his oeou^aii^u ,p :.u»'v o. a uieeaer of sporting dogs. He had been laid up for six months, and the 1st of February he had his dogs out for exercising since his illness. He did not know he was trespassing, nor that Mr Rule Owen had the shooting. He saw two birds in the fields, and he made no seoret about going in the field. He called to the dogs to correct them, and he was not there for the purpose of taking game. The magistrates cleared the court to consider the case, and their decision was that defendant was in search of game. They fined him 10s and 13a 6d costs. CASE ADJOURNED. Francis Thomas, cf Boulston Farm, claimed J63 damages from Edward James and W. Long, farm servants, for absenting themselves from his service without leave. The defendants had each written a letter asking for the hearing of the case to be ad- journed for a month, which was agreed to. SCHOOL ATTENDANCE. Summonses had been issued in several oases upon person* residing in the new railway district for fail- ing to send their children regularly to school. They were adjourned for three months.
Letter to the Editor. LETTERSTON TEMPERANCE ASSOCI. ATION. Dear Sir,-Please favour me with a short space in your valuable paper, to ask the Hon. Sec. of Letterston and District Temperance Association, when, and where, is the next annual meeting or Gymanfa held ? Also, will he kindly give your numerous readers a brief account of the programme? Personally, I should like to see a fuller account of the temperance work given in our local papers. I am almost certain that we can count on the co-operation of our worthy Editors in the battle against England's greatest foe. I am inclined to believe that we do not possess so much enthusiasm as we did a year or two ago. If that is so, why, may I ask ? Is the evil not much of an enemy of individuals, our churches and our nation to-day ? Grant me the pleasure of arousing the friends of temperance again to their sense of duty, Yours, &c., A FRIEND.
BIRTHS. January 31, at River Street, Lower Solva, the wife of Mr. William Lloyd, of a son. February 9, at Stourmouth House, Portland Square, Solva, the wife of Mr. Joseph Phillips, printer, of a daughter. MARRIAGES. February 8, at the Registry Office, Haverford- west, Mr. William Roberts, Pencarnan Farm, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Roberts, Upper Treginnis Farm, St. David's, to Augusta, daughter of Mrs. Hicks, and the late Capt. Hicks, Porthllisky Farm, St. David's,
BATTERIES AT CARDIGAN AND TENBY DOOMED. At the quarterly meeting of the Cardigan Town Council on Monday, the Mayor (Mr P. Watkins) presiding, a letter was read from Mr Vaughan Davies, M.P. for Cardiganshire, stating that he had interviewed Lord Tweedmouth as to the Naval Reserve battery at St. Dogmell's, with the result that it was understood the present Government would adhere to the policy of the late Unionist Government, which would not be departed from as regarded Naval Reserve batteries, and that at St. Dogmells would be abolished the battery at Tenby to follow in due course. The result has given rise to much disappointment at Cardigan and St. Dogmells, as both places will suffer considerably, both pecuniarily and otherwise. ♦-
Lovers of good literature cannot fail to be interest- ed in the February number of the Sunday Maga- zine which is now on sale. The contents includ, Fitting out a Missionary," by Henry Leach. Il- lustrated. "The Father of the Thank Offering Movement." "A chat with tho Rev. Arohibald Brown," by Harold Wheeler. Ilivistrated. Where Churchyards are buried," by Warwick Wright. Illustrated. Sisters of the Chrr :taes," by Wm. H. Render. Illustrated. "My B,.yhoo(i's days," by the Rev. A. B. Boyd-Carpenter, Vt.A. "Men with a message," by Herbert Shaw, Illustrated. At all booksellers, price 6d. "Good Words," edited by the Rev. Donald Macleod, D.D. The February Lumber—New Issue —of this Magazine is now on sale, price 6d. Among the illustrated articles and stones of more than ordinary interest may be mentioned Exploring the Stars" A chat, with Sir Wm. Huggins, KC. B O.M.,F.R.S. by Felix Baker. "Scottish hemims- cences" by the Rev. Arthur Murroll. "Humour in Stone," by Chas. G. Harper. Bethe^da Chapel": The first of a series of short stories. By the Rev. Chas. Leaob, 1). n. "tiymns and their singers." Seventy years before tho Easel. Superannuated." Short story. The Vatican Garden." On the Watou Tower." No. 1. "The! Russian Revolution," by the Rev. C. F. Aked, D.D.
THE PEMBROKESHIRE HOUNDS will meet on Monday, February 19th at Rose- pool Thursday, February 22nd at Mote. Each day at 10.45 a.m. TAKE NOTICE. 1\. H. Lewis, Merchant, Solva. Has now in stock large quantities OF COAl1 AND C-FLTLM at the following prices: PER TOU. Best Trimsaran (through) 13s. The famous Cwlwm Du Bach. 15s. Best Lydney (Block) Coal 24s. Cargo of Carway Culm is expected daily, which will be sold ex ship 12s. Best Blaengarw Steam Coal 21s. Goulding's, Burnard and Alger's and Antlwch MANURES will also be kept. Also Best Quality Agricultural Seeds. SPECIAL.—A.H.L. is now in a potition to offer the highest prices for Oats at Solva or Letteraton. Send sample te Lewis, Solva. 2*p4 To Builders. THE PEMBROKESHIRE EDUCATION -L AUTHORITY is prepared to receive Tenders for additions and alterations to the Council Schools at CARN HEDRYN, near Foolya, and BRAWDY, in the Parish of Brawdy. Drawings and specifications may be seen oa application to the Head Masters at the respective Schools, and also at the offices of the Authority's Architect, Mr D. E. Thomas, 17, Victoria Place, Haverfordwest. Tenders must be delivered to me on or before the 2nd day of March, 1906, endorsed II Tender for Carnhedryn, or Brawdy Council School." The Education Authority does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender. WM. DAVIES GEORGE, Clerk to the Education Committes. County Education Offices, 9, Quay Street, Haverfordwest. 2feb22. Haverfordwest and St. David'* THE City Hotel Omnibus or Brake will, until further notice, run on Saturdays only between St. David's and Haverford- west, leaving St. David's at 7 a.m., returning from Haverfordwest on the arrival of the 2o49 train. Fares 2s 6d. Extra charge for Inggage. G, MARTIN, Proprietor For all kinds of PRINTING and STATIONERY, Send your Orders to the GUARDIAN PRINTING WORKS, Solva and Fishguard. EVERY WOMAN SHOULD READ "WOMAN'S KEY TO HEALTH," which will be sent FREE on receipt of stamped ad dressed envelope. It contains information of vitas interest to every woman, and tells how the variou ailments incidental to the sex can be cared and health restored without medicines or drugs. Addreiis Mrs. Hilda 1). Manners, 257, High Holborn, London, W.C. 13del4 Agents Wanted for the Sale "PEMBROKE COUNTY i GUARDIAN." t