"EXCELSIOR" WHISKY ——— fJThe EXCELSIOR Blend has been produoea with great scientific flkill and judgment, and possesses those admirable properties that are only to be found in the highest grade Whiskies. GRANVILLE H. SHARPE, F.C.S., • Late Principal of the Liverpool College of Chemistry: Analyst. Perfection of Blended Whisky. "-Lancet. "We ean rosftinmend the "EXCELSIOR" Whisky with tt) Jidence as a safe and palatable stimulant to the Sick and Convalescent."— Practitioner. Registered SOLE Proprietors MARGRAVE BROTHERS, Wine and Spirit Importers, Llanelly, South Wales. I AGENTS FOR THE SALE OF THE 'PEMBROKE COUNTY GUARDIAN, Abbbdabr—M Thomas, Cardiff Street. Ambleston—Miss Annie Davies, Grocer Bicxiu-Mr W. Reed, Blacksmith. CABILPAIRCHELL-MR Cronow, grocer. Castlemobbis—M' h.w.1d Thomas. CAmitosit-Mr Maria ieaag, The Folly. Cabdioan—Mist Wuii&mB Stationer. Cabpiff—Mr Mi. i; Queen Street. CiiTNDEBWEN—Mr L VT .-is, Chemist. Cboesooch—Mrs Wiloo. Artiamont Arms. FISHGUABD-" Guardian Office. „ Mr. T. G. Martin, The Square. Good wick—Mr Llewellyn, Chemist. Havebfobdwkst—Mr Ll. Brigstocke. Haybbfobdwest—Messrs W. H. Smith & Son. Havbbfobdwest—Mr J. W. Hammond. Hbsby's MOAT-Mrs A Phillips, grocer. LITTERSTON-mr W. Jenkins, draper. Littlb NICWCASTLE-MR C. Jones. LLANDBLOy-Mr D. Rees. Llahbiax—Miss Davies, Shop LLWYNPrA-Mr Richards Chemist. MAIRDY-MR Lewii, newsagent. Milfobd HAvEx-Mr Geo. Ormond, Stationei. MADCLocHoa-Mr James, Railway Terrace. MATHBy-Mr Jenkins, schoolmaster. NBWPOBT-Mr J. Davies, Square. Nabbbbth—Mr A. J. Halkon, Stationer. Newton Citos. -inliss Evans. Nbyland—Mrs Thomas, newsagent. Niew Milfobd—Messrs W. H. Smith and Son. Pembboke DocK-Messrs W. H. Smith and Son. Pitncheston—Mr Alfred Reps. PENYCWM-Mrs Phillips, grocer. ST. DAVID'S—Mr R. D. Thomas. Spittal—Mr Edward Williams, Merchant. Tbeffgabwe.—Mr D. Mathias. TBBvINE-Mrs Phillips, grocer. WotFSCASTLE—Miss Davies, The Shop.
8olva, Thursday, FEB. 22, 1906. THE POSITION OF PARTIES. Although the Parliament of 1906 has only been sitting for a few days, and there have not been many opportunities for dis- sension between Sir H. Campbell-Banner- man and his motley following, official or unofficial, yet evidence has not been want- ing that the position of the rt. hon. gentle- man is far from being a bed of roses, and that his worst difficulties are likely to arise from those who are somewhat grimly designated his "supporters." Nor is there anything to be wondered at in such a situation. The Liberal triumph has been secured mainly by misrepresentation-& shorter word would be more exact-and to a less extent by holding out all kinds of delusive promises. The Liberal leaders having declared that certain enormities were being perpetrated by the late govern- ment, those who believe that they spoke truly naturally demand that they should put an end to atrocities which the govern- ment know are not committed. That is one difficulty, and besides that, there are the promises. Having undertaken to make a pint pot hold a quart, or anything that a particular voter wished it to hold, they are expected to redeem their prom- ises, and of course they find that they cannot do so. Mr Asquith was the first to realise the difficulty, and having been ap- pointed Chancellor of the Exchequer he hastened to teil the electors of Perth that it was absolutely impossible to hope for any remission ol taxes of any sort, or kind, until they had reduced the level of expen- diture prevailing in the country." That was a perfectly safe thing for the rt. hon. gentleman to saj, seeing that it committed him to nothing. He is, at any rate, too patriotic a man to endanger the country by weakening the navy, and Mr Haldane will probably nave something to say if the Government seek to reduce the strength of the army. Even if we admit-as we are free to do-that something may be saved out of the military estimates, the sum cannot in any event be very consider- able, and where else is the Chancellor of the Exohequer going to effect economies ? Again, one scarcely knows whether the pathetic or the ridiculous predominates in the reoeption by the Prime Minister and the Chanoellor of the Exchequer of a de- putation on the subject of old age pensions. There had been much talk of old age pen- sions by Liberal candidates, and now that these gentlemen were in office, it was not surprising that a deputation should come to them from the Trade Union Congress in the expectation that something was going to be done. They aslied for bread, and the Ministers gave them compliments and professions of sympathy. That is not likely to satisfy the Labour party in the House of Commons, or the multitude of people who voted against Conservative candidates in expectation of the millenium. There are, however, more disappointments in store for these credulous electors, who will probably not be long in discovering that they would have gained more from the unlimited promises of the impossible, which had procured their votes. Many nice things have been said by Sir H. Campbell-Bannerman concerning the Labour members, but he will find it im- possible to satisfy their demands, and that there will be trouble. Meanwhile, Mr Keir Hardie tells us the Labour party ex- ists to carry on its present warfare until the time came when Labour should rule and dominate, not only the affairs of England, but the affairs of the Empire and the World." That time will never come, and, if Mr Keir Hardie asks why, it is enough to tell him that which he could find for himself in the pages of history- that all democratic movements have come to an end through those engaged in them quarrelling among themselves. The Conservative and Unionist party in the House of Commons number 157, but the Opposition are ably led, and they are absolutely united on every subject except one, which is not at all likely to become a burning question during the life of the present Parliament. All they have to do is to confirm that unity by courteous con- sideration for the small minority and to make their presence felt, without vexatious obstruction, in a House where heads are not the only things that count.
There can be no doubt that British farmers have been severely handicapped by the heavy charges of railway companies, and many of them have been heard to say that directly it became necessary for them to resort to the railway, their profit was gone. An attempt is being made in some of the Home Counties to overcome this difficulty by a co-operative system of carriage, by motor waggons, and the Countess of Warwick presided at a meet- ing held at Dunmow with the object of extending this scheme to Essex. The Great Eastern is one of the most enlight- ened of railway companies in reference to the carriage of farm produce, but its rates apparently are not satisfactory to the farmers, and the Countess of Warwick stated that the railway monopoly had long placed agriculture in that part of Essex at a disadvantage. The scheme laid before the meeting was very much on the lines of others which have been propounded, which have been admirable in theory, but have somehow or other failed in practice. The multiplication of motor vans has, however, introduced a facility which is comparatively new, so there is more hope than formerly for the success of any scheme for co-operation among farmers, especially where they are within a moder- ate distance of a great town. The Prime Minister no doubt spoke truly when he said that the question of old age pensions was mainly one of money, and the Chancellor of the Exchequer, en- dorsing that view, was unable to offer any hope of an early compliance with the wishes of the deputation. There can be no doubt that on account of the enormous expenditure, which would be required, any satisfactory system of old age pensions would be a matter of great difficulty, but it does not follow that the difficulties are insuperable. Whatever is done, it will probably be found impossible to provide old age pensions without some very consider- able reduction in the cost of our Poor Law system. The present condition of that system is very far from satisfactory, and ever body would welcome a workable pro- posa such as does not appear to be beyond the wit of man, for diminishing the amount spent on workhouses, and giving the surplus to deserving people in old age pensions. The King's expressions of solicitude for t, the unemployed indicate that his Majesty realises the fact that there is an enormous amount of distress, owing to want of em- » o [ ployment, particularly in the metropolis. "The Labour Gazette," issued last week, gave details of the men registered in the different London boroughs, and the figures are in themselves sufficiently distressing. They do not, however, represent the whole facts, because there are very many most deserving men who have not commu- nicated with the Boro' Councils. These latter bodies have done the best they could to afford relief, but the number of men for whom they have been able to pro- vide employment is comparatively bmall, and it is becoming increasingly evident that these recurring periods of distress can- not be dealt with effectually by such sporadic efforts as have so far been attempted.
CLYNDERWEN. The Clynderwen Agricultural Society seems to be sharing the same difficulties as some other large institutions of the kind. After remarkable success for 20 years, the fnnds are at last run low, and the losses by the annual show, owing to the unfavourable weather the last few years have proved disastrous, and to add to the diffi- culty an eisteddfod on a fairly large scale was held last August with the hope of increasing the funds-but this also proved a huge failure, the shocking wet morning spoiling the affair to a great extent, so that the result was a loss of over fl2. The Christmas Show again proved a few pounds to the bad, so between all the committee are for the first time in a doubtful mood. There- fore, it depends on what encouragement is afford- ed them by their many kind friends during the coming week orltwo, as to whether there will be a show this year or not. It, is understood that promises of at least X20 will be necessary to enable them to venture on continuing the annual exhibition. It appears that one gentleman kindly promised £5 to assist in covering the ex- pense of the eisteddfod if in case it should prove unsuccessful. We hope this gentleman will fulfill his promise promptly, and so encourage others to follow to some extent. ==============
MAENCLOCHOG. We deeply regret to announce the death of Mr David Eynon, Farmers' Arms, Maenclochog, which took place on Wednesday, the 14th inst., at the eariy age of 31 years. Although he had been in feeble health, and not very strong for a long time, the end came rather unexpectedly. He was of a very kind disposition, and had made to himself a large number of friends, by whom he was held in high esteem. He was 'buried on the following Saturday at Horeb, and the funeral was a large one. The funeral service was con- ducted in an effective manner by the Revs. S. Howell, vicar Rhys Williams, Hen Gapel; and D. Williams, Llandilo. We extend our deepest sympathy to the relatives in their sorrow and bereavement.
SOLYA. ORDINATION OF THE REV. HERBER A. EVANS' B.A.—The ordination meetings of the above rev gentleman as assistant minister ot Emmanuel Congregational Church, Barry Road, Dnlwich, will take place to-day (Thursday). The Ordina- tion Charge will be delivered by the Rev. A. M. Fairbairn, D.D., Principal of Mansfield College, Oxford the Charge to the Chnrch will be delivered at the morning service on Sunday, Feb. 25, at 11 a.m. by the Rev. W. Justin Evans (of Brock- ley), Chairman of the London Congregational Union. The following ministers take part in the ordination services:—Revs. P. J. Green, M.A., Woodford J. Harrison Milnes, M.A., Woking; T. M. Watt, M.A., Fellow of Mansfield College and A. Averell Ramsey.
Pembrokeshire C.M. Presbytery. The above meetings were held at Fishguard on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 13th and 14th instant, the Rev. LI. Griffiths, Dinas, presiding, assisted by the secretary, the F.ev. W. P. Jones, M.A., B.D., Fishguard. The Rev. James Lamb, Fishguard, and Councillor B. Powell, Pembroke, were appointed Directors of the Foreign Mission Board for the next three years. The Revs. LI. Griffiths, Dinas D. Morgan, St. Dogmael's Messrs. W. R. Lewis, Treberfe; and Morris Griffiths, Woodstock, were elected represent- atives to the Spring Association which is to be held at Pontardulais. Several other persons were named on the various committees, and the Rev. George Morgan, Newport, was unanimously elected moderator for the year. Sermons were preached by the Revs. P. D. Morse, W (llfseasle; W. H. Thomas, Maesieg; B. Lewis, Tenby; T. Griffiths, B.A., Begelly Ll. Griffiths, Dinas, and 3eorge Morgan, Newport.
The Pembrokeshire Hounds. These hounds met at Element Bridge ou Feb. 7. The first cover drawn was Brechwa, which did not yield a fox. A move. was made to Casgwyn which also proved blank. Toe hounds were then taken to Cilau Fawr, where a brace of foxes were soon afoot, and hounds divided, but the Master soon had them on the line of one which took them to Cilau Facb, thence turning to the left at Efuilwen, and thecca to Gilfacl, Quarries, where the hunted fox made a double back '« Citaii Fawr by Efailwen over the road in the direction of Dolwilym. Here he turned for Login, aud finally went to ground at Shopskinkin. He was subsequently oolted by the terriers, and after a short run rolled over in the open after affording a grand ruu of an hour and forty minutes. The following were amongst the field:—The Master (Lord Kensington), Major O. H. S. Williams (Cleddau), Mr. G. -4tokes (Tenby), Mr. I. Anthony (Tenby), Mr. H. Fisher (Denant), Mr. E. Allen (Clarboston Road), Mr. J, Harries, Mr. LI. Gibbon, Mr. T. Gibbon, Mr. D. Griffiths, Col. Mansell (liidgeway), Mr. Morris, Mr. W. Rees, Mr. H. Gwyther, Mr. Moore and Mr. W. G. Eaton Evans (our hard-working Hon. Sec.) We much regret to have to record two accidents, that of Lord Kensing- ton, whose horse stumbled after jumping a gnto his rider broke his collar bones. Also to Major O. Williams who received a nasty blow on tho jaw after a fall over wire.
Funeral of Mrs. Davies, High- bury, Cardigan. The interment of Mrs. Davies, Highbury, Cardigan, took place at St. Mary's Churchyard on Tuesday, and was attended by a large gathering of relatives, county families, and the pnblic gener?The service was conducted by the Rev. D. J. Evans, M.A., R.D. (the vicar), and the Rev. D, Bankes Evans, curate.
ST. DAVID'S. We regret to announce the very sad and sud- den death of Mr Frederick J. Jones, who was well known to the inhabitants of St. David's and its neighbourhood, and highly respected by all as a person of unblemished character and reputa- tion. He died quite unexpectedly, on the 16th inst., at Flimston, in South Pembrokeshire, whither he had gone on a visit to his sister for the benefit of his health. The deceased, it ap- pears, went out for a walk with his nephew, and had gone about a mile from the house when the sad occurrence took place. His little nephew was sent back to inform his mother. When Mr. and Mrs. Calder arrived on the scene they found their brother had expired. On Sunday last touching references were made in the various services to the loss sustained by the Cathedral in which Mr Jones for the last eight years had been a member of the choir, and at the end of the morning service, in the Nave, Handel's Dead March was reverently listened to by the whole congregation standing. The Very Rev. Dean Smith, before preaching his sermon, referred to the sudden removal of the deceased who had been a member of the choir. He had, said the rev. gentleman, lived a very upright life, and had been a most devoted son to his widowed mother. He had always lived a most sober life, not giving himself to drink like many young men in the place. He always gave what he could from his small income to help on the cause of God. "He has set a good example to the young men of the I city. We feel certain that as he joined in our choir, so he now joins in the heavenly choir above. Sudden death to him was sudden glory. This is a warning to us all to be ready." It was only two Sundays ago that we noticed the de- ceased standing in the choir when "The Dead March in Soul was played for the late King of Denmark. The coffin containing the deceased was brought to St. David's on Monday last, and taken to the Lady Chapel where a portion of the; burial service was read by the three Minor Canons, Revs. G. P. Gabriel, M.A.. A. Riggerton Evans, D. J. Jones, B. A., Vicar. One verse of Jesu, Lover 01 My Soul was sung. We copy the following from the Fulham Chronic'e of the 16th instThe vicar of St. Augustine's, the Rev. P, S. G. Propurt, will have a busy day on Tuesday next. In the morning he will be the reader of a paper on the question of Unemployment Act of 1905, at the Central Poor-law Conferee* whih. b, held at the Guildhall (I. ;>Cnig Chairman), and in ii.t. uu.0 Le vvui be at the Fulhaui Town Hall conducting his Choral Society on the occasion of their thirteenth concert. With re- gard to the question oi Unemployment, Mr. Propert took up a position two years ago, which, although unpopular at. the time, has now the support of the most experienced and thoughtful social workers of the da,y. On the Central Com- mittee he strenuously opposed the insertion of a labour-rate clause in the Unemployed Bill, and contended that the artificial provision of employ- ment by public authorities was not a sound remedy, and would, in the long run, accentuate the evil they sought to remove. Mr. Propert contends that the maladministration of the Poor-law has been, and is the chief contributory cause of the difficulty, the majority of Guardians assuming that their functions are philanthropic and charitable rather than legal this attitude has produced immense mischief in weakening the character of the nation and has produced a de- mand for the Unemployed Act of 1905, which is a deeided step backwards in the direction of the unreformed Poor Law prior to 1834.-The 13th concert of the St. Augustine's Choral Society promises to be quite equal to its predecessors and will include selections from Handel's Oratorio, Judas Maccabcas, as well as the second part of Coleridge Taylor's Song of Hiawatha," the first section having been presented on a previous occasion. Among the soloists we notice Miss Angela Silas, who although only fourteen years of age, has already made a metropolitan reputa- tion. Mr Propert must now look to his laurels as a rival choral society, though by no means the first, has appeared upon the Fulham horizon. An ordinary meeting of Conncil School Mana- gers of the St. David's NV hitch a,-ch Schools was held at St. David's on Monday the 12th at 5 p.m. Present:—Messrs W. B. Evans (Chairman), T. Thomas, H. Roberts, J. Owen, R. Jenkins, W. R. Lewis, J. Evans, the attendance officer (Mr J. Morris), and Clerk. The minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed. The local managers having written to the County Education Committee in January protesting against the proposed expenditure at the Carn- hedryn School, in their opinion it being unneces- sary and a waste of public money, and seeing that the County Authority was still advertising for Tenders, it was proposed and carried unani- mously That inasmuch as the County Educa- tion Committee are still advertising for Tenders for the repairs of Carnhedryn School without consulting the Local Managers, they desire to enter a strong protest at the discourtesy shown towards them in the matter of plans and specifi- cations for the School, they consider that Loci! Managers should be consulted as to what is necessary before the pUuis are drawn, and by doing so a large sum o* mon^y could be The y that they wii: be compelled to resign if their services ano opinions are ignored." Mr Williams' request for leave to absent himseit on the 15th was granted. The usual list ot salaries was approved, also the hill of Mr Edwin James and the ratrs for Solva School. It was resolved to close the schools nn February 28Lh. It was resolved that a report ot this meeting be sent to the G UAliMAX. T.. percentage of attendance at the various JcbooU is:—St. David's (mixed) 81.9; St. David's Infants, 65.2; Carnhwtryu, 81.2; Solva, S 1.,9. Average percentage, 79.5.
New Route to Ireland. ENGINEER MAKES A CLAIM FOR SERVICES. In the Ki E)g's B- n(ih I)i,is-nii (!n ru(,sda i, Mr Justioe A. T. La.vrcnco and a special jury), Mr B. Walton, an engineer, of ITvthe, Kent, su-jd two gentlemea from Birmingham Cavt!a,nd aud Rowlands, to recover a sum o' ?a;d to be due for servioes rendered in oonne,: on with the mski: g of the North Pombrokeshira n-m Fishguard Railway, which, counsel explained, would soon 1)0 openod and constitute an important thro'ig)i routd to Ireland. The Great n eteru RailIIY, into whose hands the line had now passed, wero joiued as third parties. The case for the plaintiff was that the defendants I Cartland and Rowlands, were the assignees of a Mr Okell, who had entered into the contract with the original company to make this line. The defendants had also conceived the idea of making a pier and har- bour at Fishguard. Other Acts were parsed, and Mr Walton was engaged as engineer at a given su:;i. This was paid, but, in course of time, when the ide'i was evolved of having the robte utilized as a through one for Irisii traffic, it became neeess:;ry to alser the whole character of much of the work, and it was in respect to these extra services tiut the plaintiff claimed to be paid. The hearing was adjourned.
Triplets|at £ St. Clears. a His Majesty the King has graciously sent the usual bounty of 22 to Dr. Phillips, St. Clears, on behnlfof Mr. G. Lewis, platelayer, of Llanginning, St. Clears, whose wifo was delivered of two boys and a girl on January 9. It is a singular incident that the average weight of the three children was slightly over the usual, and it is gratifying to know that Mrs. Lewis is now quite well, and the three children are quite healthy and strong, and show every sign of living long enough to become strong stalwart subjeota of his Majesty. Mrs. Lewis, we may state, is a sister of Mr. Ben Thomas, master tailor, Harbour View, Solva.
THE PEMBROKESHIRE HOUNDS Will moet oa Monday, Feb. 26, at Fern hill; and on Thursday, Maroh 1st, at Llawhaden. Each day at 10-45 a.m.
Prepaid 'Wanted' Advertisement Of General Servants' Situations Wanted and Vacant, Apartments Wanted and To Let, Houses and other Premises to be Let, Speeifie Articles for Sale, Articles, Dogs, Sheep, &c,t Lost and Found, and all Miscellaneous Wants are inserted at the following low rates:- Words. 1 insertion. 3 insertions. 6 insertions IS Os 8d. Is Od Is 6d 27 U 9 1 6 2 3; :)(1. 0 2 0 3 0 45 1 3 2 6 3 9 64 1 6 3 0 4 6 63 1 9 3 6 5 3 7: o 4 0 6 0 SI 2 3 4 6 6 9 SCHOOLMASTER'S DAUGHTER requires s re-engagement as Governess. Family or School. Pembrokeshire preferred. Clerical refer- ence. Good needlewoman, healthy, fond of child- ren. dome-ticRted, musical.—F., 80, Victoria Road, Romford, Essex. p3feS LUST on Saturday, January 6, between Newple a.id ■•?!. David's. a woke Terrier D.C. Aiis word 'o name ,f C Phooa.' Had collar and chain on when ('ormerly property of Miss Thomm, The Clme, ;st. David's). Any one giving informa- tion to Miss Tiioiuas, M u;brook, Haverfordwest* will be y j-varded. REPRESENTATIVE WANTED.—A firm JA; of Agricultural Implement makers requirs a Welsh traveller, with some knowledge of agri- culture and engineering, to travel amount farmers and implement agents in NN"ales. -Apply, GUARDIAN Office, Haverfordwest. jail PURE BRED PIGS for Sale.—13 boars and sows of large Yorkshire breed, 8 months ol(I.-z-Vplily, Herdsman, Morgenau, Rhoshill, R.S.O. afe23 SOUTH AFRICA. ROYAL MAIL BOUr. UNION CASTLE LINE. London k South- ampton. To Cape Colony, Natal, Delagoa Bay, Beira, &c., oalling frequently at Madeira, Lat Pal- mas, TenerifTe, Ascension, and St. Helena. Weekly Sailings. Fast PassagfS. Superior Aooommodatien. Best Route. For Rates of Passage Money, and all further in- formation, apply to the Managers DON ALD CURRIE & CO., London, or to Local Agents. To Let. THE GRIBYN FARM. Possession Michael- mas next. Apply to S. T. Williarms, Selva. 3rd January, 1906. jM Haverfordwest and St. David's THE City Hotel Omnibus or Brake will, antil 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 2.40 train. Fares 29 6d. Extra charge for luggage. G. MARTIN. Proprietor To Builders. milE PEMBROKESHIRE EDUCATION J- AUTHORITY is prepared to receive Tenders for additions and alterations to the Council Schools at CARNHEDRYN, nearSolVa, and BRAWDY, in the Pari&h of Brawdy. Drawings and specificationHmay bt 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, Viatori Plaoe, Have: fordwe.st. if ii),ugt, be delivered to me on or before, t.f.j;. 2vd day of March, 1906, endorsed;, cc TenØ-er for Carnriedryu, or lirawdy Council Softool." The Education Authority does Dot Jbind itself ro ftecpt the lowest or tender. WM. DA.VIES GEORGIA, Clerk to the Education Committee. County Education Offices, 9, Quay Street, Haverfordwest. 2feb22. -w. The High-Class Washing Material M tS V. lye 11IReg-46 Does not shrink. For Shirts, Blouses, Night-Dresses, Dressing Gowns, etc. (See t/ic Label Oil the Selvedge.) To be obtained from all leading Drapers, or name of nearest sent on application tt 'Viyeiia' (M.H.) Friday St. London, E.C. -V'yelia" Hosiery Underwear can also be obtat.,