THE I SOUTH WALES HORSE SALE & SHOW AT CM9IMK, I CONDUCTED BY MESSRS HENRY MANLEY, & SONS, LIMITED, CREWE, APRIL 26th, 190681 The AUCTIONEERS say in their agreement-" If there is a chance of a good Catalogue of Horses we shall undertake to bring plenty of buyers. We have 100 Horses entered already, and we hope to make it 200 before we close." ENTRY FORMS TO BE RETURNED BY APRIL 16. LIST OF PRIZES: 1.-21.-For the Best Hunter, to be ridden over fences, 2.— £ 1 —For the best Saddle or Harness Mare or Gelding over 15 hands high, to be shown in hand, saddle, or harness. S.—Sl.—For the best Saddle or Harness Cob, 14 hanls, and not exceeding 15 hands. 4.-£1.-For the best Saddle or Harness Cob over 18.2 hands, and not exceeding 14 hands. 5.-P.I.-For the best Pony not exceeding 13.2 hands. 6.-tl.-For the best Heavy Cart Mare or Gelding. 7,-Pol.-For the best Light Cart Mare or Gelding. 8.-91.-For the best One, Two, or Three-year-old Gelding or Filly for Agricultural purposes age will be decided by the judges. The Auctioneers offer a Piece of Plate value TWO GUINEAS for the Champion in Classes 1, 2, 3, 4, aDd 5, and a similar prize for the Champion Animal in Classes 6, 7, and 8. Entry Forms, &c., are now ready, and may be had of- EVANS & COMPANY, CARDIGAN. PREPAID SCALE. For Small AdvertiMmtnte appearing in all the Editions of" The Rembtoke County Guardian." Words. 1 insertion. 3 insertions. 6 insertions 21 1 0 2 3 3 6 28 1 8 3 6 4 6 35 2 0 4 u 5 6 42 2 6 4 6 6 6 Theee charges apply enly to the following dames of advertisements if prepaid :—Situations Vacant or Wanted, To be Let, Apartments Wanted and to Let, Houses and other Premises to be Let, Specific Articles for Sale, Articles, Doga, Sheep, Ac., Lost and Found, and all Miscellaneous Wants. Unless paid for in advance the credit rate of double the above will be charged. Advertisers may have replies addressed to the 'Pembroke County Guardian" Office, Old Bridge, Haverfordwest, on payment of the postage. Cheques and Money Orders should be made pay- able to The Pembroke County Guardian, Ltd." TO BE LET, September 29th, No. 1. GKOVE VILLA, High Street, St. Davids.—Apply, Mrs. Hicks Daviea, Grove Villas, St. Davids. 6mayll. COOK required. Wages, £ 30. Apply, Castle Hotel, Haverfordwest. plap20 WANTED APPRENTICES to learn the W Printing Trade at the Offices of the Pembroke County Guardian It at Haverfordwest, Fishguard, and Solva. Splendid opportunity for intelligent lads to become proficient in all branches of the trade including operation of the Linotype.— Apply Guardian Office, Old Bridge, Haverford- west. WANTED. THE Editor of the Pembroke County Guardian" is prepared to train a WELL EDUCATED YOUTH m Journalism and all branches of News- paper Management. Unique opportunity for able lad to acquire a knowledge of the working of a large County Paper.—Apply, GUABDIAN Office, Old Bridge, Haverfordwest TAKE) NOTICE ANY person found trespassing on the Grounds of the Fishguard County School (except members of the choir practising at the School) will be prosecuted according to Law. 4ap27 BY ORDER. WELSH OAK and ASH for Carte, Wheel barrows, Ladders, &c., always in stock- cut to sizes. Also Spokes, Felloes, Blocks, Ac. —Slade Timber Yard, Fishguard. mar5 PEMBROKESHIRE HUNT. ALL PERSONS are requested to send in their 44 stopping cards" by the 28th inst. to LoRD KENSINGTON, The Mariner's Hotel, Haverfordwest, A GRAND EISTEDDFOD WILL BE HELD AT FISHGUARD 0:, Friday, June 15,1906. ,7 PresidentsDr. Owen, J.P., Sir Marteine Lloyd, and E. D. Jones, Esq., J.P. Conductor: REV. DAN DAVIES. Musical Adjudicator: J. T. BEES, ESQ., Mus. Bac., Aberystwyth. Chief Choral, 820; Male Voice, £15 Glee, Juvenile Choir, L3 3s. Programmes, 2d each (post free, 2d), 2 to be had of the Hon. Secretary, MR. O. D. JONES, mrl5 Council School, Fishguard. TO BE SOLD BY TEN DER. The "JOCKEY FIELDS," situated in Pren- dergast, now in the occupation of Mr. A. T. Hill; also THREE FREEHOLD DWELLING- HOUSES, and GARDENS adjoining, recently built, now in the occupation of Messrs. T. H. Evans, T. Williams, and D. Bevans. Tenders for the whole in one lot, or the Fields and Houses separately, may be given. For further particulars, apply to Mr. A. H. Thomas, St. Thomas Green, Haverfordwest, to whom also Sealed and Endorsed Tenders should be delivered on or before April 25th next. The highest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted. TO BUILDERS. The Pembrokeshire Education Authority is prepared to receive TENDERS for REPAIRS and ALTERATIONS to the Council Schools at Dinas and- Maenclochog, in the County of Pembroke. Drawings and Specifications may be seen on application to the Headmasters 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 8th day of May, 1906, endorsed "Tender for Dinas, or Maenclochog Council -Schools." The Educational Authority does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any Tender. WM. DAVIES GEORGE, Clerk to the Education Committee. County Education Offices, 9, Quay Street, Haverfordwest. 2ap27 TO BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS. TENDERS are invited for BUILDING ALTERATIONS and ADDITIONS to "Penlan" Farm, Trevine Flans and Specifications may be had from the address bedow. The lowest or any Tender not necessarily accepted. C. LAUNCELOT BLETHYN, C. Architect, Milford Haven. TO BUILDERS. I The Pembrokeshire Education Authority is prepared to recive TENDERS for REPAIRS and ALTERATIONS to the Council School at Brawdy, in the Parish of Brawdy. Drawings and Specifications may be seen on application to the Headmaster at the School, and also at the offices of the Autho- rity's Architect, Mr. D. E. Thomas, 17, Victoria Place, Haverfordwest. Tenders mikst be delivered to me on or be- fore the 8th day of May, 1906, endorsed Ten- der for Brawdy Council School." The Education Authority does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any Tender. WM. DAVIES GEORGE, | Clerk to the Education Committee. County Education Offices, 9, Quay Street, Haverfordwest. I Preliminary Announcement. I LET TE ]It S TONI GRAND ANNUAL ATHLETIC SPORTS I BICYCLE, PONY, GALLOWAY 1 and TROTTING RACES WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, MAY 12, 1906. Entry forms may be had of A. H. LEWIS, W. JENNER, I, I mr23 Hon. Sees. STUD SEASON, 1906. THOBOUGH-BBKD HOBSB, QUEBEC Winner of the following:— I Bestwood Nursery Plate, Nottingham. 175 Members' Plate, Warwick 185 Stewards' Plate, Alexandra Park 200 Budbrook Stakes, Warwick 100 Taplow Welter, Windsor 100 Wiltshire Plate, Salisbury 100 Beaufort Plate, Bat;i .I 100 Rothschild Plate, Windsor 100 Surbiton Handicap, ftlndown ltrk 283 De Warrenne Handioi-p, Lewes 250 Olympian Handicap, Saudown 500 Gautby Plate, Lincoln 100 All-aged Plate, Red«-<ar 100 Staines All-aged, K .(pon Park 100 Clyde Selling, Hank Itn Park 100 £2,493 NEWINGTON CONNAUGHT, (No. 6849 H.S.B.,) HACKNEY COB, 14." SOLELANDS SWELL, (No. 9022, H.S.B., SIBB: Champion Royal Daoegelt, DAM Fairy Queen, (big winner), by Norfolk Comet LYDSTEP ADVENTURER, Winner of MveQ firsts. Stud cards and full particulars from the owner, H. BEES, Springfield Stud, Haverfordwest. J. ALLEN THOMAS Is now showing an n IMMENSE VARIETY OF THE NEWEST GOODS IN EVERY.DEPAR TMENT, SPECIALITIES in DRESSES, TAILOR-MADE COSTUMES MILLINERY. I Floor Cloths, Lace Curtains, AND Bed and Table Linen. 1 1 J. Allen Thomas DRAPER, Haverfordwest. "t I* 100 Ttfcw- bpoataUou. FOa tABUB. PSLEY*S ORIGINAL W WELCH"S PILLS rreqtientiy lIÑe oy l\1Iee 1-rded C-ertiflcato of Merit r,, the cWre .,f IOU obstruction*, Jti_. end aU femala eompl&!nu They bav. tha apprevm! of tb« KattcaJ Profession B >xn 1/14 and 2 9, of *11 or >y yost, tya and i/10 C. t 8. IjunLtT. 48 lrkterloa loui. Leaden,B.B. bilst OB hiving KEABBLSTS EVERY WOMAN Should send two stamps for our 82 pdge Illustrated Book, containing valuable information how all Ir- regularities and Obstructions may be entirely avoided or removed by simple means. Kecommendfd by eminent Physicians, as the ouly Safe, Sure and Genuine Remedy. NeverFaile. Thouss- ds of Testi monials. Established 1862. Hr. P. BLANCBABS, DalstonlLane, London. pMe07 SEASON, 1906. Riokaston HaU Stad of Shire Stallions to travel Pembrokeshire this Season. That Champion Stock-getter, "TRACTION IV." (19190), S.H.S.B. Sire, Morion (14190). Dam Severn Crooo" (83836). DUNSMORE NAIRN (No 22,308) S.H.S.B. Breeder :-Sir P. A. Muntz, Bart, M.P., Duns- more Stud Farm, Warwickshire. Foaled 1902.-Bay Blaze, White Lip, four White Stockings, a few grey hairs in the tail. Sire.—Bar None William (10,903) Dam.-(29,046), Juanita. BAR NONE WILLIAM 10,903, by Prince William 3,956, twice champion of London Shire Horse Show, by William the Conqueror (2,343.) Dam of Bar None William 1,398, Clifty by Bar None 2,388, by Lincoln 1,348, by Enterprise 764. G. Dam by True Briton 2,944, by British Ensign 271, by Matchless 1,509, by Active 29. 29,046 Juanita, by Sir Lincoln 15,355, by Lin- colnshire Lad II. 1,365, by Lincolnshire Lad 1,196. Dam of Juanita 16,649 Smiler, by Pride of Leighton II. 1,771, by Pride of England 1,770. G. Dam Diamond, by King Dick 1,213, by Cob- ham, by Regatator. DUNSMORE NAIRN stands 17.1 hands; he has wide open feet, big knees and jeints, clean Ainty bone, beautiful sloping pasterns, and long silky feather, and a good all-round mover. His yearlings seem very promising, being extremely big, and likely to make useful geldings. Dunsmore Nairn is a remarkably sure stock getter. All mares tlted by this horse, and afterwards put to another will be charged full fee. All mares tried at owner's risk. Should any accident or illness interfere with this Horse, the owner has the sole right to replace him with a Registered Shire Stallion. Groom's Fee to be paid first time of serving. Season fees payable June 24, 1906. Route—Pembrokeshire. 2ap6 SHIRE COLT, "LYDSTEP CHANCELLOR" (22,560) S.H.S.B., Vol. XXVI. I Dark Bay, 16.2 h.h.; Blaze, and Dark points Foaled 1903. LYDSTBP CHANCELLOR" (22,560) Bred by J. Wynford Philipps, Esq., M.P., Lydstep Stud Farm, Penally. Pedigree Sire, Iron Chancellor (14,677). Dam, (22,478) Withgill Flower. IRON CHANCELLOR 14,677, by Chancellor JL 4,959, by Premier 2,646, by What's. Wanted 2,332, by Bold Lincolit 231. Dam of Iron Chancellor 7,602, Bonny, by Lin- colnshire Lad II 1,356, by Lincolnshire Lad 1,196. G. Dam by Ploughman's Pride 1,755, by Dray- man 640, by Drayman 628. 22,478 Withgill Flower, by Siddow's Wonder 13,587, by Cressy 4,339, by Cardinal 2,407, by Heart of Oak 1,005. Dam 4,898 Fisher, by Wonder IV. 8,622, by Wonder 2.357. G. Dam Bounce, by Master of Arts 1,499, by Constitution. Dam of Withgill Flower 14,710, Evening Light, by Vulcan 4,145, by Cardinal 2,407, by Heart of Oak 1,005. Dam 5,633 Beacon Light, by Cromwell 2,415, by Thumper 2,136. G. Dam 1,299 Bonny, by Crisis 556, by Wonder 2,357 by Matchless 1,509. G. G. Dam 326 Cuerdon Bonny, by British En- sign 272. 22,748 Withgill Flower, foaled 1894. Won Prizes —1896—Second, Clitheroe Second, Edgworth; First, Harwood; First, Whalley; 1897-Second, Bath and West of England; Third, Royal Coun- ties First, Norfolk. 14,710 Evening Light won Prizes1889—First, and Reserve for Champion, Pilling. 1890-First and Second, Pilling. 1892-Second, Broughton. 5,633 Beacon Light won Prizes:—1887—Second, Padiham; Reserve, Great Harwood. 1890—First and Second, Pilling. LYDSTEP.CHANCELLOR had a severe attack of strangles last Autumn, so has not developed so much as he ought to have done, from his breeding, but with time he will furnish out again, as he is very well bred from sire and dam. He has beauti- ful legs under him, grand sloping pasterns, and ex- tremely wide open feet, nice quality feather, an extraordinary all-round mover; he has that elastic walk that shire men always need at a showyard, a point the shire judges at the London Show this year took so much into consideration by awarding their dec sions. The Groom's Fees to be paid at the first uie of serving," "J the remainder at the end of the sea- son, Jun. 2 "JU .iiAN. All mires tried by this Horse and afterwards put to any OLuer. sold or exchanged, will be charged the full fee. All mares tried at owner's risk, but every care will be taken. For further particulars apply to the groom, who will specify time of attendance. Should any accident or illness interfere with this Horse, the owner has the sole right to replace him with a Registered Shire Stallion. Route Pembrokeshire. 2ap6 SOUTH AFRICA. ROtAL MAIL BOUTE UNION CASTLE LINE. London & South- ampton. To Cape Colony, Natal, Delagoa Bay, Beira, &o., calling frequently at Madeira, Las Pal- mas, Teneriffe, Ascension, and St. Helena. Weekly Sailings. Fast Pauagel. Superior Accommodation. Beet Route. For Rates of Passage Money, and all further in- formation, apply to the Marawers DONALD CURRIE & CO., London, or to Local Agents. Nortlt Pembrokeshire Visitors TO Haverfordwest WILL FIND Excellent Accommodation AT StannarcCs Old Stores, Old Bridge, HAVERFORDWEST UNDER THE MANAGEMENT OF John Eynon. TAKE NOTICE. fl. H. Lewis, Merchant, Solva, Has now in stock large quantities OF COAL AND CULM at the following prices PER TON. Carway Culm 13s. Best Trimsaran (through) 13s. The famous Cwlwm Du Bach. 15s. Best Lydney (Block) Coal 24s. Best Blaengarw Steam Coal 25s. Goulding's, Burnard and Alger's and Amlwch MANURES will also be kept. Also Best Quality Agricultural Seeds. SPECIAL.—A.H.L. is now in a position to offer the highest prices for Oats at Solva or Letterston. Send sample to Lewis, Solva. 13ap4 MERRYWEATHE.K N WATER SUPPLY AND FIRE PROTECTION of COUNTRY MANSIONS. EXPERTS SENT TO ALL PARTS TO Report on EXISTI NG Arrangements. WRITE FOR PAMPHLETS: MERRYWMHER & goiso 63, 1016 ICU, LOXDOH, Y.C. PEMBROKESHIRE. SHORT COURE IN AGRICULTURE. The Education Committee of the Pembroke- shire County Council are prepared to offer SIX SCHOLARSHIPS of £8 each to Sons of Pembrokeshire Farmers, to enable them to attend a Short Course of Instruction in Agri- culture at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth. The Course will commence on October 24th. Each application must be in the applicant's handwirting, must state age, place of educa- tion, size, character and situation of farm. Applications for the above Scholarships must be sent in not later than the first day of July, 1906. TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIPS. The Committee are also prepared to receive applications for Grants in Aid to assist Stud- ents to secure knowledge in all Technical Subjects (including Dairying, Horticulture, Cookery, Forestry, Welsh, and other subjects applied for) other than the Short Course in Agriculture, at the different centres for im- parting advanced Technical Instruction. Applications must be sent to me not later than Tuesday, the 8th day of May, 1906. WM. DAVIES GEORGE, Clerk to the Education Committee. County Education Offices, Haverfordwest. April 10th, 1906. University College of Wales, Aberys- twyth. DEPARTMENT OF LAW. Principal-T. F. ROBERTS, M.A., LLD., Professor of Constitutional and Comparative Law. W. JETHRO BROWN, LLD., Professor of Constitutional and Comparative Law. T. ARTHUR LEVI, M.A., B.C.L., Professor of English Law. Short Courses in English Law specially in tended for Articled Clerks will be held at the College for six weeks from April 23, 1906, to June 2, 1906. The subjects will include Courses of Lectures on:— 1—Common Law. 2—Evidence, and Civil and Criminal Pro cedure. 3-quity with special reference to Trusted Mortgages and Administration. The names of all Articled Clerks who hI- tend to avail themselves of these Lectures should be sent in to the Registrar of the College by April 17 next. These Lectures are carried on by the aid of a grant from the Incorporated Law Society, and they will be free to all Articled Clerks. For further particulars apply to the Registrar. J. H. DAVIES, M.A. Preliminary Announcement. Important and unreserved Sale of Modern Household Furniture, Dining Koom Suites, Iron and Wooden Bedsteads, Spring Mattresses, Palliases, Bed-clothes, Carpets, Curtains, Wall Paper, and many other lots. W HOWARD JONES has been instructed nLto SELL BY AUCTION at the TOWN HALL, ST. DAVID'S, ON THURS- DAY, MAY 3, 1906. Sale to commence at 2 o'clock sharp. Credit on conditions. P—The furniture, &c., is equal to new, and will be removed to the Town Hall for convenience of sale. COURT, PEMBROKESHIRE Important Letting ot Grazing Land. Ø1.lf,. A. J. HODGES Begs t", announce that he has been favoured with instructions TO LET BY AUCTION AT COURT, In the parish of Llanllawer, On Friday, April 27th., 1906, 120 ACRES OF PRIME MEADOW AND PASTURE LANDS, Now in good Grass, well watered and fenced, and in lots to suit takers. Letting to com- mence at two o'clock in the afternoon, subject to conditions. Intending takers are respectfully invited to meet the Auctioneer at COURT HOUSE at the above mentioned day, and not to bring any DOGS with them. NOTICE. PBNSLADB and TOWER HILXJ, FISHGUARD. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that any "7^ person or persons found getting fire to the furze on Penslade and Tower Hill will be prosecuted. By Order. A. J. HODGES, Clerk to the Fishguard Parish Council. April 17,1906. iap20 Aldercar King," The property of Samuel Jones, Rhiw, New- castle Emlyn, WILL ATTEND Pembroke, Haverfordwest, Narberth Whitland, and also Stable, Cernydd, Maenclochog. SEASON, 1906. I TO SERVE THIS SEASON "YOUNG DASHWOOD" Five year old, dark bay, 16.3 hands, with plenty of bone and feather, combined with good temper, perfectly sound, and has proved himself a sure foal-gette. PEDIGREE. SIRE -Dashwood 15,574, bred by Mr J. D. Lang Knowles, Sidmonth, Devon, DAM—Favourite a celebrated well bred mare out of Breconshire Hero, the right stamp of cart horse, Fee: JE1. Groom's fee 2s, 6d. Groom's fee to be paid at the first time of serving and the remainder on or before June 23rd, 1905. All mares tried by this horse, and afterwards put to another, sold or exchanged", will be charged full fee. All mares tried at owner's risk. YOUNG DASHWOOD will travel the districts of St. David's, Solva, Mathry, Léttcrston, and Llandeloy and will also serve at own stables. For further particulars, apply to the owner— MR JOHN STEPHENS, Tregydd Farm, Solva DRESS WlATERliqS, &c., FOR THE MILLION. V Every Lady desirous of purchasing and wearing the 3B6 S5 TC at the lowest possible price should our s.unple patterns without delay. Astonishing Variety Marvellous DRESS FABRICS. From per yard. Doub'e Width. AIw length Cut from the Piece at WAREHCL'cS rl\lc.[ All Orders Carrtagre Paid. Write for a range of Patt rl1. we ^e -d thvra Post Free, and do not require them returned, together with our Illustrated Price Lij Personal and Household Requisites* blouie and Jacket Materia!s. &c., &c. WONDERFUL SELECTION. LUTAS LEATHLEY & Co., Department 2A, THE WAREHOUSE, ARMLEY, LEEDS. t "EXCELSIOR" WHISKY The EXCELSIOR Blend hu been producea with great scientific skill and judgment, and posamwes thow admirable properties that are only to be found in the highest grade Whiskies*. GRANVILLE H. SHARPE, K.C.S., Late Principal of the Liverpool Collage 01 Chcin-istry Analyst Perfection of Blended li'h* k Lancet. We can recoiumend the II EXCELSIOR" vVhisky with confidence as a safe and palatable stimulant to th Sick ami Convalescent."— Practitioner, REGISTERED SO LB PROPRIETOKS MARGRAVE BROTHERS, Wine and Spirit Importers, Llanelly, South Wales. PUBLIC NOTICE. THE USUAL ANNUAL Competitive Meeting Under the auspices of the Fishguard Rechabite Society previously advertised for Easter Monday is POSTPONED until Friday Eve- ning, May 11, 1906. Same Programme, but Choral Parties nut limited to numbers. P. WILLIAMS, Secretary. HILL HOUSE COLLEGE, HAVBUFOKDWEST. The MISSES DAVIES daughter of the late Rev. T. Davies, D.D.) conduct a School for Boarders and Day Pupils at the above com- modious and well-situated residence. The course of instruction comprises the usual branches of a sound English education, with Music (Pianoforte and Violin), French, Latin, Drawing, and Painting. Pupils prepared for the Oxford and Cam bridge Local, College of Preceptors, Trinity College, and other Examinations. Kindergarten occupations for the Infants. Prospectuses on application. The next Term will begin on Thursday morning, May 3rd, at 11 o'clock. 2ap27 For Sale. "REGISTERED SHIRE MARE, foaled 1902.- TT L ^ARTICULARS' T- LILEWELLYN, Flemington, Pembroke. 2ap27 YN EISIEU, HEN LYFR, "BLODEU DYFED." 0s oes gan rhywun gopi o hono, bydd yn v dda genym ei brynu, neu gael ei fenthyg am ycbydig amser os byddis mor garedig. Anfoner ef yn ol yn ddiffaeL Cyfeiriad— GUARDIAN Office, Old Bridge, Haverfordwest. Mawrth 27ain, 1906. mr30 Haverfordwest Rural District Council. ROAD LABOURER WANTED. \\TANTED, at once, Road Labourer for the » Parish of Manorowen. Constant employ- ment to suitable man. For further particulars apply to the District Surveyor, „ „ „ JOSEPH EVANS. .Bank House, Solva, March 26th, 1906. 3api4 BLAND and SO Carriage Builders HAVERFORDWEST. Steam Factory, Old Bridge Haverfordwest Important Rotiee The Pembroke County Guardian," which is the only County Paper, and contains news from the whole of Pem- brokeshire, as well as many other attractive features, is on sale at all Newsagents in the County and the important towns of South Wales. It will be forwarded by post to any address at the usual prepaid rate One Quarter,- ,pa u 8d; Half Year, 3s 4d; One Year, 6s 8d. Advertisements for the North Edition can be received up to noon on Wednesday, though classification cannot be ensured after first post on that day. For Mid County and SouthEditions advertisements can be received up to 5 o'clock Thursday afternoons, but position and classification can only be guaranteed up to 9 a.m. All Communications Concerning the Pembroke County Guardian" must be addressed: Old Bridge, Haverfordwest.
Cbe (Suavbtan. "CAI.ON WHTB OALON." Haverfordwest, Friday, April 20, 1906. DECREASING PAUPERISM. Mr. Bircham, for over thirty years Poor Law Inspector in these parts, had some pleasant words to say to the Haverfordwest Guardians in bidding farewell to them. Tie congratulated them upon .their excellent chairman, whom they hadretainedsolo g that be had got a firm grasp,upon the busi- ness. He congratulated them upon the painstaking care with which tbfy transacted their business, and the judicious way in which relief was administered. Above all he instituted comparisons between Poor Law Administrations 32 years ago, when his official duties began in this district, and to-day. Out relief had decreased 100 per cent; pauperism, 40 per cent; and relief expenditure 19 per cent. Yet the poor were better treated, and relieved on a more liberal scale to-day than thirty years ago Wise and careful administration, and the fostering of a spirit of independence in poor people, had brought these excellent results, creditable to the Guardians, and satisfactory to the ratepayers. Pembroke Guardians on the other hand, are deploring the enormous increase in the rates. Mr. Egerton Allen says these have doubled during the few years he has been on the Board. Curiously enough, as contrasting with the state of affairs in the Haverfordwest Union, the ex- penditure upon out relief has not gone down, and in maintenance has gone up. It has long passed into a proverb that figilres can be made to prove anything; but it is very extraordinary, on the face of it, that in two neighbouring unions such dissimilar state- ments should be made, within a few days of each other.
PEMBROKESHIRE WORTHIES. VI. HENRY CEORCE ALLEN, K.C. Mr. H. G. AJJen, K.C., of Pa skeston, e\ iiiein ber of Parliament, chairman of Quarter. Sessions, has occupied so high a position in the more recent annals of the county, that our readers will be glad that we should place before them some slight record of his history, while he is still among us. Mr. Allen may be said to have an hereditary claim to the confidence of the county, and may be presumed to have acquired, from the rela- tions and friends who formed the amiable and accomplished society which frequented the home of his early years, some enlightenment of ideas, and cultivation of mind and manners suitable to the bringing up, and education of an English country gentleman of the most es- teemed and highest class. Mr. Allen's father, Mr. John Hensleigh Allen, of Cresselly, was educated at Westminster School and Trinity Colege, Cambridge, and in due time was called to the Bar and joined the Welsh circuits, of which, however, he did not long remain a member seeking legal practice, having succeeded to the family estate of Cres- selly in the year 1803, 011 the death of his father, who was an officer in the army, and had served in the seven years war, and was present at the battle of Minden, in the last year of (Jeoige the Second's reign, 1759. In lttuS Mr. John Hensleigh Allen served the office of High Sheriff of Pembrokeshire, and four years after in 1812 he married Gertrude, youngest daughter of Lord Robert Seymour, who died in 1825. At the General Election, 1812, the Hon. John Campbell (afterwards the first EariL Cawdor) and Mr. John Hensleigh Allen contested, as Liber- als, the County and Pembroke Borough seats respectively, with John Owen, afterwards the first baronet of the second creation, and were both beaten, but during the two next Parlia- ments, from 1818 to 1826, Mr. John Hensleigh Allen sat unopposed for the Pembroke Boroughs. For thirty years, from 1813 to 1843, the year of his death, Mr. John Hensleigh Allen was Chairman of Quarter Sessions. In uie year 1828 Mr. Allen's father sent his two eldest sons to Rugby School, having been greatly impressed by the great and increasing ruputation of Dr. Arnold, then lecentiy ap- pointed Head Master vi that School. The elder of these sons, Mr. Seymour Jt'hilipps Allen, with whose health the school was thought not to agree, was shortly atterwaids removed to Harrow School, but his brother, the subject of our sketch, remained for tne ensuing five years at llugby, the last two of those years being passed in Dr. Arnold's ouu form (the sixth), and under the superinten- dence and teaching of that most eminent master. Mr. Allen occupied in the sixth form a place between those two distinguished scholars and uivines, Deans Stanley and Vaughan. From Hugby Mr. Allen was sent to Christ Chuicji, Oxford, in lci.3.5, but. failed to obtain any university distinction in his Oxford career4, beyond the winning of one of live scholarships offerd annually to the members of his own College, and known as the Fell Exhibition," after the name of a lonner Dean who founued them. Of his four sucessful colleagues in that examination, two afterwards obtained Parlia- mentary distinction viz: E. C. Egerton, who became tile Lmder becretary of State, and Cornish who became the Right Hon. bir. J. R. Mowbray, and Chairman of the Selection Com- mittee of the House of Commons. Two of Air. Alien's aunts married sons of Josiaii Wedgwood, and two others married re- spectively bu. James Machintosh, and J. C. de. SismonUi. The liberal education resulting from these relationships, and the influence of the leaders of thought among whom his youth was passed, must have been of the greatest value in the formation of Mr. Allen's character. it is worth recording that Mr. John Heusieigil Allen about the year 1840, when 70 years of age, pu^-sneu a pamphlet on the Com Laws advocating the alteration of those Laws (the agitauon as to which was at its highest) by an abrogation of the sliding scale" then in force, Mr. Allen's contention being that a low fixed duty—he named seven sliilings per quarter—would be a sufficient protection to the British grown wheat. Mr. H. G. Allen was called to the Bar in 1841, and joined the South Wales. Circuit. This sketch is concerned with Mr. Allen's re- lations to the County rather than with his professional career, and it need only be said that at his Chambers in Lincoln's Inn, and subsequently at Paper Buildings, Temple, as well as on his ciicnit, he attained to lair po sition as conveyancer, lawyer, and advocate. As a conveyancer he had a love of brevity, which he practised as far as possible. He was for about twenty years a Revising Barrister of the South Wales Circuit and Recorder of Andover, and he took silk in 1879. The County knew his worth, and when Mr. Allen was able to give his services he became Chairman of Quarter Sessions in 1879, and con tinued in that office till 1894. When the County Council Act was passed Mr. Allen was made Chairman of the County Council, and served in that office from 1889 to 1892. From 1892 to 1894 Lord Kensington held the office with Mr. Allen as vice-chairman, and Mr. Allen was again put into the chair from 1894 to 1895. In 1895 at the age of 80 he retired from the high position he had occupied for fifteen or sixteen years, and no man has a greater right to look back with pride on. the public service he has rendered to his County. The position of Chairman of Quarter Sessions and of the County Council might conceivably be held by a mere figure head, but every reader of this appreciation will know that Mr. Alien was not only head, but also backbone, of the Court and of the Council. His legal and parliamentary experience made him master of all questions which required technical know ledge of procedure; his sound learning and training, his wide experience, and his natural sympathy enabled him to convince the headis and win the hearts of th%>e over whom he presided; and his dexterity, tact, and accom- plished method met and satisfied every de mand. Mr. Allen's parliamentary experience was not a long one. He fought and won as a Liberal the District Borough seat at the election of 1880 and 1885. When the Unionist Party was formed in 1886 he oined its ranks, and he ought to have been adopted as the Unionist candidate in 1886 in accordance with the com- pact then made between Conservatives and Liberal Unionists, but he was not inclined to assert his position, and he retired from Parlia ment. Twenty years have passed, but the memory of his political services is kept green wherever Liberals meet in the County, and youngsters who at the last election for the first time exercised their power to vote heard his praises sung as the best member who had ever looked after the interests of the consti- tuency. This short and inadequate survey of Mr. Allen's life cannot close without mention of his favourite pursuit. Throughout his life he has been a breeder of horses. Everyone who knows the County knows the genuine admira- tion which Pembrokeshire men have for good horses, and good horsemen, and it will be ad- mitted tnat the Cresselly family are not easy to beat as Sportsmen, even when judged by the Pembrokeshire standard. Mr. Allen has bred some distinguished ani- mals, among others "The Hero," twice winner of the Ascot Gold Cup, and "Congress," thought by many to be the best steeplechaser of his day but an unlucky horse. If Mr. Allen were asked to-day whether he was more interested in the birth of a new foal, or in the birth of a new ministry, it is not at all certain that politics would eclipse sport.
JABEZ BALFOTO OUT. — After serving ten years and five months of sentence of 14 years penal servitude passed on him in 1895 for the Liberator frauds, Jabez Balfour has been released from Parkhurst Prison in the Isle of Wight. Soon after day- break a lady and gentleman drove up to the prison in a closed conveyance, and the latter went into the gaol, while the former remained in the carriage. Shortly afterwards Balfour, whose hair is al- most white, made his appearance, wearing a grey Chesterfield overcoat and a Trilby hat, and accompanied by his visitor, who carried a portmanteau, and entered the carriage after a hasty leave-taking with the prison chaplain. A warder fastened the carriage door, and the party drove away. The driver timed his move- ments so as to reach Yarmouth at half-past eight, for, instead of leaving the island by the usual Cowes route, they chose the less fre- quented pasage from Yarmouth to Lymington. They crossed in the 8.45 steamer, and travelled by train from Lymington to Basingstoke. There they entered a high-powered motor- car and drove to Winchester. Balfour remarked at Basingstoke that it was the first motor-car he had ever seen. So carefully guarded was the secret of the party's movements that the news of the re- lease was not known in the Isle of Wight until several hours after the departure, and Bal- four's. fellow travellers from Yarmouth to Basingstoke had no knowledge of the identity of the little party. It is stated that he will live in a small town in the North of England, and will begin to earn a living by literary work. It will be remembered that he was formerly re- garded as an able writer. He is not, of course, absolutely free yet, and is still under the supervision of the police for three years and a half. He will have to ^re- port himself to the police in a month from Saturday next, and thereafter every succeed- ing month until his fourteen yeais' sentence has expired. In the ordinary course Balfour ought to have been released from Pentonville. But special powers are vested in prison authorities, and the governor of Parkhurst, in order to avoid pub- licity, sent the clothes in which Balfour stood at his trial back to Pentonville in the charge of two detectives, so as to conform to the rules of convict settlements, and released the prisoner himself.
PRINCE ARTHUR IN CANADA. Superb spring weather and the holidayas- semblage of enthusiastic citizens were the fea- tures of Monday's civic reception of Prince Arthur of Connaught. The formal ceremony took place at noon in the City Hall, which was gaily decorated with bunting, while the council chamber and the corridors of the building were embowered with flowers and palms. The ad- dress, which was read by the mayor, expressed the country's loyalty to the King, and recalled the visit of his Majesty forty-six years ago, and the fact that Ottawa owed its selection as the capital of the Dominion to the wisdom and foresight of Queen Victoria. His Royal Highness, in reply, said he war glad to associate himself with a city which, in addition to the importance it derived from be- ing the political capital of a great confederation, was fast acquiring a commercial and municipal status commensurate with its geographical posi- tion and its other natural advantages. In the afternoon the Royal visitor opened an Old English charity fair, in the presence of an immense concourse of people.
MOONLIGHTING OUTRAGE. The police in Kilrush have received :>jforma* ton of a moonlight outrage at a pia-f five miles from t'r.'re, the house of a man liir'i. d Sheedy being fired into at one o'clock in the lnorniii" with gunshot, and the windows shattered. No one was injured. Sheedy was acting as care- taker of an evicted farm, and this is siiMARted as the motive for the outrage. I.Ø'Á- «» lyini.
CHILDREN BUHNED IN BED. Three tittle children lost their lives under painfully sad circumstances in a fire at 61, St. Anne's road, Notting-hill, premises in the occupation of Mr. Henry Payne, a coal dealer, whose office occupies tne ground floor. Two families rent a room each upon the first and second floors, the other two rooms being un- occupied. The fire appeared to have broken out in the shop, which bad been locked up for the night, and, gaining ground rapidly, it swept up the staircase to the upper rooms, which were soon enveloped in flames. Seven fire engines were promptly on the spot, but the premises were well alight and blazing furiously. While the firemen were getting to work the rumour began to spread that there were people in the building, but to enter the place meant certain death. Then a woman arrived, and shrieked hysterically for her children. As soon as the fire was checked a search was instituted, and the firemen discovered the remains of Florence Ford, aged five, and her sister Lena, two and a half, lying among the half-consumed bedding in the burnt-out front room on the first floor. In the back part of the second floor the charred body of a baby, Esther Mary Risely, a year old, was found. An officer of the brigade said they were told that the children were all out of the premises, but even if they had hcen informed earlier the probabilities were vgaii si any attempt at rescue being successful.
KILLED BY CLIFF FALLS. An extraordinary fatality, resulting in the death of Florence Adela Leach, aged 33, a clerk and telegraphist, has occurred near Bourne- mouth. Accompanied by four other young ladies, and by her fiance, Mr. George Pulkord, Mies Leach took a walk along the beach between Mudeford and Chewton Glen. The todies took up a position at the baee of the cliff in order to bephotographfd by Pukford. when between 20 and 30 tons of the cliff gave way. Pulsford, hearing the rumble, called to the ladies to run. and four of them escaped by run- ning into the sea, but Miss Leach, who was in the rear, was too late, and was completely buried by earth. Help was speedily forth- coming, and as soon as tbe body was recovered artificial respiration was attempted, but without avail, death having been caused by suffocation. One of the other ladies, Miss Lane, who ran into the sea up to her neck, sprained her ankle, but the others were uninjured, although all of them entered the water. Another fatality of the same kind occurred at Higbcliffe, Hampshire. As a lady and two gentlemen were walking near the Castle, the cliff gave way. and the lady was. buried in the debris, expiring shortly after being extricated. The gentleman escaped by leaping into the water.
WOMEN HELP THE LIFEBOAT. Three brave Scarborough women helped to launch a lifeboat in a high gale at midnight. A cobble reported 1\\0 other boats in the offing in serious danger. Nearly all the fishermen had gone to bed, but the coxwains of the life- boat was called, and he hurriedly summoned a crew. There was a slight delay, in launching the lifeboat, owing to the non-arrival of the crew, but it was only slight, for Mrs. Clarke and Mrs. Bean, fisherwives, and the landlady of the New- castle Packet Inn, went to the assistance of the men, and wading waist deep in the sea along with the men, the launch was accomplished. The two cobbles were safely brought to har- bour labouring heavily half a mile from shore. The lifeboat, which left Scarborough at mid- night, returned with them at half-past one, and stood by until they were safe in harbour.
TWIXT FROST AND FIRE. Mr. Arthur Marshall, a Nottinghamshire architect, who has just returned from Naples made a partial ascent of Vesuvius during the eruption. With a number of other tourists, Mr. Marshall ascended the funicular railway and saw the streams of red-hot lava which were pouring down the mountain side at the average rate of three miles an hour. The guides refused to conduct the party near the newly formed crater on account of the con- stant explosions, while the old crater was hid. den by smoke and steam. While the tourists were on the mountain they encountered a terri- fic snowstorm, with the result that their hair and clothes were frozen into masses of ice. They stood between the intense cold of the snow and the equally inte'isj heat of the flowing lava.
PROPHET" IN A POND. At Leeds, James Grant, a middle-aged man, of haggard looks, was charged with attempting to commit suicide. He was found by the polico in the middle of Killingbeck Pond, near Leedo, quite nude, and gesticulating. > He resisted arrest warmly, and declared him-" self to be a prophet of old. a preacher to the people. He was dragged out of the pond by a rope, and it was now explained that trouble had affected his mind. The stipendiary magis- trate ordered him to be detained' in the work- house infirmary.