THE LATE EDWARD CALLACHAN, OF SOLVA- A FUNERAL WITHOUT A RELATIVE PRESENT. The mortal remains of a noted character, E.lwvrd Callaghan, of Solva, were laid to rest at Whitchurch Burial Ground on Saturday afternoon last. We referred in our last issue to him as one who was a member with the Wesleyans, but since that denomination aban- doned their little cause at Solva, poor "Cari. can, like a stray sheep, wandered to the oth-er I 1. denominations, and was always received most kindly by them, and was welcomed to their communions as well as to their meetings. He had made his home lately with the Calvinistic Methodists, and so the Rev. E. J. Herbert (pastor) had the management of the service. After singing a hymn outside deceased's resi- dence, the funeral cortege wended its way to the Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, where the members of the foui leading denominations of Wales officiated. Th, Rev. H. P. Atkins, Wes- leyan minister, St. David's, offered up a most fervfnt prayer, he, with other members of the coni 'xion, having come over from St. David's to p. y their last tribute of respect to the last limk that bound them as Wesleyans to the old cause at Solva. Excellent addresses were de- livered by the Revs. E. J. Herbert (Calvinistic Methodist), Mafonwy Davies (Congregation- alist), and T. Davies (Baptist), each testifying to the pure, unblemished character of the de- ceased-his truthfulness, honesty, faithfulness, trustworthiness, etc.—which the whole congre- gation readily endorsed. Poor" Calican" had no power to conceal even the innermost thoughts of his heart, and so everything that was on his mind was also on his tongue. His accident cracked his intellect, and through this cavity we could all see to the depths of his being. People generally, like the Phari- sees of old, "make clean outside of the cup and platter, but the inside in many instances is full of ravening and wickedness." Whoever saw any malice, envy, or covetousness, much less revellings and drunkenness in poor Edward Callaghan? Nay, they they were con- spicuous by their absence. But the" fruits of the spirit-love, joy, peace, gentleness, good- ness, and faith "—were apparent to all. The old Welsh hymn- Gwaed y groes sy'n codi fyny 'R eiddil yn goncwerwr mawr," etc. which he had rung scores of times, was sung with much fervour. When nearing Whitchurch the tolling of the parish church bell was heard —a most unusual occurrence. The Rev. E. T. Jones (vicar) officiated, and the foua- Noncon formist ministers occupied the front pew inside the church. Poor "Calican" was laid to rest without a single relative there to follow his bier or shed a parting tear. The whole service, especially the singing, had a ring of joy and triumph in it altogether foreign to our usual funerals. "0 death, where is thy sting?" "God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to con- found the things which are mighty; those things of the world and things which are despised hath God chosen; yea, things things which are not to bring to nought .things that are, that no flesh should; glorify in his pre- sence." The coffin was of polished pitch pine, beauti- fully lined inside and suitably furnished, with the following inscriptionE. Callaghan, died February 14, 1907, aged 76 years." The under- taker was Mr. H. W. Evans, Solva, who, it should be stated, out of respect to the deceased, gratuitously substituted this coffin instead of those supplied to paupers.
GOODWICK PARLIAMENT- I I THE FOOD QUESTION. The discussion on the food question at the local Parliament on Monday night was of a purely secular nature, for though the honour- able mover's speech was strong on the side of the Jews he protested against dragging religion into the debate. The question resolved itself into whether man should wait for the pig to eat the cabbages and grow fat that the man might then eat the pig, or whether man should straightway feed on cabbages at first hand, as it were? There was much talk among the honourable members in the lobby about com- promise, as a good rainy asserted that they liked to eat pig with cabbages, and one mem- ber of the cabinet went so far as to give a recipe for what he guaranteed to be a delicious dish, viz., boiling a part of the pig's anatomy with a quantity of the vegetable mentioned. Others, with a fund of philosophy of their own, said that it was ultimately the most disagree- able fact in the world that living things should live on one another. In this- respect man is divided from the brutes by the cook. "There may be pleasures unrealised by man in the sense of smell," said one of these philosophers, but I am devoutly thankful that. the sight of a flock of sheep in a field does not appeal to my appetite as it apparently does to my dog's. Imagine a pastoral landscape with cattle in it pervaded by an odour of roast beef." In the "great hunting," to use a Kipling phrase, we are all of us, men "aind brutes, either game or vermin, and when the great hunter—death- has laid man by the heels at last, ho descends again to the bottom grade. by himself, becom- ing food to the lowest form of animal life, and so the cycle goes on endlessly. No; some thought that in our eating we should not be too nice, but take what we can—unless we were American millionaires. But that is another tale, of which more anon. The Speaker (Mr. Vincent J. G. Johns) called upon the hon. member for Fishguard (South) to address the house. Mr. R. Howarth moved "that vegetarianism was a good dietary." He brought numerous arguments to support his contention, and told how primitive man existed on the food which the soil produced in its wild, uncultivated state, and how he drew his sustenance from the fruit of the trees. Man's first cousin, the anthreopoid ape, lived entirely on a vegetarian diet, and it was man's perverted taste for flesh food that had laid him open to so many diseases. He quoted many learned authorities on the matter, and brought Darwin, Huxley, and Haeckel into the controversy to show the human system corresponded with that of the monkey's. He recommended a vegetarian dietary to those honourable members whose herculean labours were made manifest in the erection of the breiakwater and harbour, and promised them that they could do greater wonders still if they lived on fulse and cab- bages or nuts and potatoes. Mr. Arthur Davies (the hon. member for Goedwig) controverted all these opinions, and highly exalted the virtues of pigs' meat and the roast beef of old England. He took the bull by the horns by saying that Mr. Howarth's assertion that monkeys lived on fruit and vegetables was a strong argument in favour of man eating meat. Man had mere intelligence than monkeys, and knew what was best for him. That was how he had gained the whip hand over all the other animals. If the patriarch Noah who built the ark had taken a few rashers of bacon for breakfast and a good beefsteak for dinner he would have finished his contract much sooner. Any self- respecting carpenter to-day who ate meat like a decent Christian would be ashamed to spend so long in erecting such an ugly building, as by all accounts the ark of Noah was, and he would not have been able to earn his rations by it. He did not, however, believe in in- dulging to such an extent in meat as to cause the digestive machinery to go out of order, and then be compelled under doctor's orders to live on lentil soup or porridge. They had to study their "little Mary" if they wished to avoid giving her distress. The Rev. T. Jenkins advocated a moderate quantity of meat. He could not see for what purpose animals were created unless they were meant to supply the need of man in this respect. Councillor William Evans said this would become a political question if vegetarianism were generally adopted. What would they do for clothes if they- had no sheep for wool or cattle for leather ? Under the circumstances it was economy to eat the carcases of these animals, as they would have to breed them in any case. Mr. M. Moses believed change of diet to be good, for a boy if feed on roast goose for six weeks would hate the sight of a goose for the rest of his life. Mr. Stevens (West-street, Fishguard), was also one of those), as far as they had given heed to "little Mary," who thought that a little variation suited best. Mr. E. Anthony was willing to pledge him- self to the views of those who advocated the simpler fare. Sentiment played an important part with our food as we grew more refined, and he thought that the day of the fruitarian was to come. There was something very repul- sive in the thought of eating the flesh of other animals. Mr. A. H. Clarke was very much impressed with the last speaker's remarks, and said that less meat would doubtlessly be eaten in the future. There were some people in the world who had been vegetarians for centuries, such as the Chinese and Japanese. As the popula- tion of the world increased they would have to look for their food from direct sources, and would have to consume the products of the soil themselves instead of letting cows and sheep feed on it. Mr. T. Griffiths thought that vegetarianism was very well in its way, and suited those of sedentary occupation. Mr. Dunston claimed for meat that there was more sustenance in it. and in more con- densed form, and that it was the best food in the rush of the present age. Mr. Vincent J. G. Johns also argued from the chair that meat was a better brain-forming substance than anything else, and added that it was brains they wanted to-day. Mr. Blewett admitted that he had been con- verted that evening to the side of vege- tarianism. Mr. Dellar upheJd the dignity of British roast beef, and' said that they could not live on vegetables in that district if they wanted to. After the mover and opposer had replied the house divided with a majority in favour of a mixed dietary. The next debate will take place on March 4, when Mr. E. Anthony will move "That man cannot get rich honestly," and Mr. J. G. Griffiths will oppose.
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At the Llanelly Police Court on Monday W. Williams, tailor, was fined £3 and costs for employing young men during hours prohibited by the Factory Act. As Mr. John Jones, Bryngwyn, was returning from Llandyssul on Saturday evening, driving a horse and cart, the animal bolted, and Mr. Jones fell out and the wheel passed over his body. Mr. C. Williams rendered aid and sent for Dr. E. R. Evans, who promptly arrived. Mr. Jones sustained severe injuries. The Revs. W. Wynne Davies, of Bangor, and Thomas E. Phillips, M.A., of Aberystwyth, are to represent the Welsh Calvinistic Methodists at this year's assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ireland, and the Revs. Evan Jones, of Carnarvon, and Maurice Griffith, M.A., of Llanelly, at the General Assembly of the United Free Church of Scotland.
WILLIAM JAMES' WILL CONTINUE HIS SALE FOR A WEEK LONGER, CLOSING THURSDAY NIGHT, FEBRUARY 7, 1907. The success of this annual institution in Fishguard is a house- hold word. The crowds that flock from all parts of the County testify to its popu- larity and genuine- ness. This is the FOURTEENTH SALE AND each successive year beats the record of the previous one. We shall have RED U C T IONS IN all departments at SHOP-Y-BOBOL, AND Victoria House. This will give you a chance of making a splendid investment. MlU'iam 3ames, VICTORIA HOUSE FISHGUARD. CAS H—NO CREDIT. Cupiss' Constitution Balls. TESTIMONIALS: HORSES. For Grease, Swelled Lega, WinBton Hall, Cracked Heels, Conghs Stonham. Colds, Sore Throats m, Disordered Liver, Broken ^»0y Wind, Influenza, Lose of remedy for Grease and Appetite &c &c> Swelled Legs in HorseB. CATTLE. WILLIAM LONG. For Hide-boand, Staring —— Coat, Hove or Blown Sutton Farm, Distemper, Epidemic, Sur Boyton. feit, Condtioning, Pre- IhwubTdkl'JHh Scotirtttft, j gave one ott r/^np ?allaaLT0tV,^iffrefirpenn For Rot or Ftake.' and for wasTa* perfect cure keeping in Health, Aaeist- pertect mg to get into Conditio" S. CORY. Scouring in Lambo, &o. Prepared upwards of 50 years by the late FRANCISS CUPISS, M.R.C.V.S., DISS, NORFOLK. Sold in packets, Is. 9d. and 3s. 6d. each; 7 small packets 10s. 6d., or 7 large 21s.; by Chem- ists and Medecine Vendors; or from Proprietor -THE WILDERNESS, DISS, on receipt of amount. -8IIII:u:RØ1IJP'!7¡"I':T' All Goods Advertised below are Sold by the following T. LEWIS, FISHGUARD. A. DAVID, ST. DAVIDS. T. MEYLER, FISHGUARD. D. L. LLEWELLIN, GOODWICK. T. M. PHILLIPS, H'WEST. T. D. MEYLER. MILFORD HAVEN G. H. APPLEBY, NEW MILFORD. H. A. WILLIAMS, LETTERSTON. G. H. LLOYD, SOLVA. Veterinary Specific FOK HORSES, A T T L E, SHEEP, IJIG" &0 The aoovfe is 80 elective in such a number of diseases it may be considered a :M • DsCiME CN EST IN ITSEL**1. It is apemaU, reoommended to Farmers H a most vuiuabio Kamedy In SOOUH, &o. ind unlike aLe-r -err-ediw 'or Colio. it not prove an irntatit if Inflammation er Fever is present. ALBERT DAVID, O:9.:E».!I.:XST Saint Davids is For the Blood is the Life therefore keep it pure. ] CLA!@PYD_l!IUR more popular than ever, the reason being un- pleasure 1 add mv with great k is rec°emsed throughout efficacy of Clark Js Blood ^xtureln^unng i the only safe, tho- l| — very bad leg. atter SmfdyteESSf CURES PERMANENTLY Scrofula, Scurvy, applications of uLegSi U,Ce £ S' Absc8sses- BoiIs« Pimples, ments. and an extended tdalofamuch- "'ches, Spots, Sores, Eruptions of every kind, advertised remedy. 1 have delayed writing this Blood Poison, Rheumat.sm, Gouf, etc. Clarke's but as two years have now elapsed, there cannot Blood Mixture is pleasant to the taste, and be any doubt as to the permanency of the cure warranted free from anything injurious to the and since then I have used it for m noisoned 1 most delicate constitutions of either sex. finger with like results. C SKIN AND BLOOD DISEASES OF EVERY DESCRIPTION. j r Of all Chemists and Stores, 2/9 per bottle. BEWARE OF IMITATIONS. J t Gums prevents 'all TO MOTHERS^! PainB in the cuttin, No more. poisoninq of Infant5 the Teeth, conse- quantly Convul sions other troubles areabso- lutely Aineric n Sold Every- where. Is lid and 2s 9d per bottle. You must at the Blood get is the Life I It is the Strength. It is Everything. Everybody, yourself included, is liable to a long list of Diseases. WHY? Because our impure air, impure water, impure food, impure surroundings gonerateas impurites in the BLOOD. When the Blood is vitiated, RASH, PIMPLES, SORES, BOILS, SCURVY, ECZEMA. IRRATIONS, ITCHINGS, BAD LEGS, CAXCER, KING'S EVIL, RHEUMATISM, NEURALGIA, SCIATICA, and a host. of other mental and physical evila becotue Most ot the ailments we suffer from can be prevented Ly keeping the BLOOD PCREI The evidence of thousands is forthcoming to prove rhat ¡. 'f. HUGHES'S JJ. Blood PILLS Purify the Blood, and KEEP IT PURE If you Suffer from HEADACHE, INDIGESTION, BACKACHE, BILIOUSNESS, WIND, DESPONDENCY, CONSTIPATION, PILES, BAD LIVER, WEAK NERVES STOMACH, KIDNEY, and NERVE TROUBLES. Remember that the Root of the iiischief is ;n the Blood. You must get at the Blood before t you do real good. HUGHES'S BLOOD PILLS have an immedi- I ate action upon the Blood and the whole sys- I tem. TRY THEM. I L00K FOR THIS NONE I M GENUINE TEADE MABK WITHOUT ON EACH ^syipyar IT. Box. w They are sold by all Chemists and Stores at Is. ld., 2s. 9d., 4s. 6d., or send value in stamps or P.O. to Maker, JACOB HUGHES, M.P.S., L.D.S., Manufacturing Chemist, PENARTH, Cardiff. I have used your Balsam for my children with R gTeat success; and have known your valuable 1 Remedy for more than THIRTY YEARS. B School House, East Mwrkham, Newark. I Mr. J. H. Hall, Jan., 1802. | FOR 35 YEARS J A-YNl A N'S I HAS I BALSA NI CURED bSold everywhere, 9id., Is.. 2s, Sd. I COUGH & COLD. [ I Mr. w. H. Shaw, Sept., 1902. I I Mr. W. H. Shaw, Sept., 1902. I (72, Ashbourne Road, Liverpool. 1 We always have a bottle in the house, having I proved its efficacy times without number. I HAVE YOU TRIED goo BALM? It is a Salve for every wound, with marvellous properties in curing and healing all kinds of Sores. Skin Rash, Eczema, Burns, Scalds, Scurvy, Gal lings in Children and Women, Piles, Scabby Heads, Chaps, Ringworm, Siiff Joints, Irritations and Inflammations of all kinds. Noted for fSS- BAD LEGS. TRY IT. Sold by ail Chemists and Stores a Is. lid. or send value in Ftamps or P.O make, JACOB HUGHES, M.P.S., L.D.S., PENARTH Cardiff. Ask for "GOMER'S BALM," and see that the name, Jacob Hughes is on e \,ch box, without which none is genuine. WE ï: have no long story to tell. There are times when words are more trials of the flesh. For instance, when a person is in agonising pain, or is in despair at the rapid spread of a malignant dis- ease, it is charity to be brief. 'It is at such critical periods that we would urge the necessity of using MANNiNA without wasting time in declaiming upon its merits, and if you do not possess a supply of this wonderful Ointment, to procure it with all speed. When the beneficial effects of MANNINA HAS ONCE BEEN FELT, the sufferer will not be slow to speak without qualification in its favour. Old campaigners know the value of strategy, so the best physicians and the highest medical auth- orities when their resources are taxed to the utmost admit that the remedy may lie in certain simple herbs found in different parts of the world, whose active powers, when brought into combination, are able to effect a cure without the least doubt of failure. MANNINA is the registered name of a most valu- able discovery which a native of Fishguard, Pem- brokeshire, brought home from South Africa, and is composed, mainly, of herbs indigenous to that country. It is prepared in the form of an Ointment, in three degrees of strength No. I, Full; No. II, Medium; No. Ill, Mild. NO- I, THE MOST POWERFUL is to be used in CANCEROUS GROWTHS of all kinds, such as Cancer on the breast, Jip, &c., and also for tumours. NO II is milder than No. I, and is to be applied in cases of ulcerated legs, carbuncles, fistula, foul wounds of every description, poisoned hands, abscesses, scalds, burns, erysipelas, scurvy. NO- m, being of a still milder nature, is to be used for all skin diseases such as eczema, psoriasis, ringworm, chapped acd bleeding hands, chilblains, itch, &c. MANNINA gives almost instant relief and pro- duces such a soothing effect that it convinces the sufferer at once of its marvellous healing virtues. By removiifli the pain it enables the sufferer to sleep when sleep had been impossible for weeks or months. Some of the cures wrought by using MANNINA OINTMENT seem incredible, but as the original testimonials and proofs in the possession of the proprietors show, they are in every particular true. MANNINA is now used in several London Hos- pitals, and it has completely cured many persons who had given up all hope of being relieved from- the terrible agony they were enduring, and the lives it has saved are numerous. This marvellous remedy can be obtained from- the following Chemists :— "Maninna" Ointment Co., Main Street, Fish- guard; or from Messrs. Thos. Lewis, Chemist, Fishguard; F. D. Phillips, Haverfordwest; H. A. Williams, Letterston; Albert David, St. Davids; J. Williams, Newport, Pem.; T. Mey- ler, Chemist, Fishguard; and D. Llewellyn" Chemist, Goodwick; Moore & Co., Chemists, etc., Pembroke Dock; J. D. Harries, M.P.s. Hamilton Terrace Milford Haven. 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NOTES AND COMMENTS. Farmers to be progressive and successful these days, as is well-known, must look for guidance to specialists who have devoted a large portions of their lives to the study of one department. That is where the benefit of belonging to an agricultural organisation is felt, and now there is a stronger tendency among fanners more than ever to form clubs and pioiit by each other's Knowledge. -Ii: (I: t-- The Xüth Peir.bioke'-hire Farmer's club is not the least prosperous or progressiva of these societies in couth Wales. It is an edu- cation to belong 10 this club and to attend its meetings, bt. cause of the number of very experienced farmers and keen business men who are enroLed on its membership list, though this alone does not. suffice those who wish to gain as much as possible from such an aSSOCI, iJn, but the gatherings axe made more important by the occasional visits of some of the b^st lecturers of the country. — .1 T The hon. secretary, M:. V. J. G. Johns, has arranged- fov Mr. F. W Showell to address a meeting at the Commercial Hotel, Fishguard, on Thursday, March 7th, on "The Manuring of Grass Lands, otr experiments connected therewith," a fact which ought to attract farmers from far and near. -1I:¡¡:rJ- Many were gratified to find that Mr. James Thomas, the old superintendant coxswain of the Fishguard lifeboat, was at his usual post again the other day when there was a call upon his service and the launching of the life- boat became necessary, when a cutter showed signals of distress in the bay. Although Mr. Thomas has sent in his [resignation some weeks ago, it is still hoped That he will be induced to retain the coxsv.alnship. —ii: I— There are doubtle6s plenty of other brave men in the district qualified for the position, but the old coxswain's name has been so long associated with the lifeboat services, and his record has been such a gallant one that the moral effect of his preiseuce on the crew is such that it cannot well be afforded to for- get. The thickest fog experienced for some time descended on the Channel on Thursday night Q and Friday morning of last week, with the result that the turbine steamer from Rosslare to Fishguard was several hours late. -ii:P:tI- One effect also of the fog was the throwing of many of the inhabitants of Fishguard and Goodwick into alarm early on Friday morning by the firing of fog signals when the steamers were due to arrive. Many thought that the signals were rockets fired for the assembling of the lifeboat crew, and that some vessel was seen in distress. A few men when they heard the second signal before day-break, got up and hurriedly dressed ready to give assistance at the launching of the lifeboat. —11:11:1! Speaking of the launching of the No. 2 life- boat, some considerable delay in this opera- tion was caused last week on account of the Slip-way made last summer being much too short at extreme low water, as happened to be the case on that occasion. It was fortunate that the deficiency was found in time, and on an occasion when the need for expedition was not great. -(::11: It is understood that the hon. sec., Mr. W. J. Vaughan, has laid the case before the institu- tion, making strong representations that the matter should be attened to without delay. THE CELT.
FISHCUARD. ORGAN FOR HERMON. Hermon Baptist Chapel are about to pur- chase a pipe organ which they have been offered at an exceedingly low price, and a committee has beeu selected to go and view the instrument with Mr. Carey, organist of St. Marys' Church. BUILDING CONTRACT. The contract for building the new shop and premises of Mr. J. Roblyn, bootmaker, on West- street Bridge, has been obtained by Messrs. John Morgan, Vengam-terrace, and D. Morgan, Brodog. MINSTREL TROUPE. The recently formed minstrel troupe at Fishguard, which contains some of the best local talent, are busy practising every week, the trainer being Mr. S. J. Pitt, and hope to give a performance in the town at an early date. NEW FLOUR STORES. Messrs. Spiller and Baker are negotiating with the view of erecting a flour stores at Lower Fishguard, which will probably be built near the quay very shortly. DEATH OF OLD VISITOR. Many will regr-et to hear of the death of Mr. W. Stead who during last summer spent many weeks at Fishguard on account of his health. Mr. Stead died last Friday at Cardiff. He was the nephew of Mrs. D. Lloyd, of Penslade, with whom he stayed at Fishguard, and he leaves behind him a widow and a six-months-old child. WEDDING AT TABERNACLE. The wedding toor-Flace at Tabernacle Chapel on Saturday last of the groom and nurse-maid of Dr. O'Donnell. The Rev. W. MoTlais Davies officiated, and Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins left Fish- guard the same morning on their honeymoon. RECHABITE EISTEDDFOD. There is a good prospect of plenty of compe- tition in the choral section at the Rechabite Eisteddfod to be held in Fishguard on April 1. It is expected that no less than five choirs will compete. PEXSLADE IMPROVEMENTS. The road to Penslade and the slope below the road has been considerably improved this winter by carting stones and earth here from places where building operations were going on in the town. It would be a decidedly wise thing if ornamental shrubs and trees were planted on Penslade now that the ugly rubbish heap has been coveroo over, and the road been so usefully widened. BRILLIANT SUCCESS. It will be most gratifying to his friends in PembrokeshiTe and Cardigan to learn that Mr. William Nichols, eldest son of Mr. Nichols, chief officer of the coastguards at Fishguard, has gained a chief engineer's certificate at Liverpool, being one of the three successful candidates out of thirteen who entered the examination. Mr. Nichols has been for over three years with the White Star Line, and happened to be at San Francisco at the time of the earthquake. He is well-known at Cardigan, where he has mamy close friends, who will be proud to hear of his latest success.
GOODWICK- SUDDEN DEATH OF A SCHOOLGIRL. The death took place on Wednesday morning after a short illness of Edith Elizabeth Thomas, aged seven, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Thomas Deceased was suffering from a severe attack of bronchitis. Mr. George Thomas, the father, is bettecr known as a fore- man platelayer on the line. He is a native of Newcastle Emlyn, where the funeral took place on Saturday. Much sympathy is felt locally with the parents.
SOLVA. Captain David Evans, son of Mr. Evans Chapel-lane, left on Sunday afternoon for Lon- don to join the ss. Mortlake, and sails this week for China. Many were sorry to hear. last week of the death, at Birkenhead, of Mr. Tom Phillips, who was a frequent visitor to Solva for very many years. Deceased had been a great sufferer, but when he was here some months ago it was thought he was gaining strength, and the news of his passing away was therefore received with some surprise and regret. He was married to a sister of Mr. David Roach, mason, Portland-square, who survives him, fo whom ouir sympathy is extended. A meeting of the Whitchurch (Solva) Parish Council was held at the Council Schoolroom on Friday evening last at eight o'clock, presided over by the chairman (Mr. W. B. Evans). The other members present wereMr. Richard Jenkins (vice-chairman), Mr. Thomas Stephens, Mr. W. H. John, and the town clerk (Mr. W. R. Lewis). A precept for £4 was drawn on the overseers, on the proposition of Mr. Richard Jenkins, seconded by Mr. Thomas Stephens.— A parish meeting will be called by the chair- man in due course, which it is hoped will obviate a contest. This will save unnecessary expense, as the parish is already burdened by a heavy rate,
FINANCIAL ASPECT GF FISHGUARD ROUTE. At the half-yearly meetings of the Great Southern and Western Railway Company and of the Dublin and South Eastern Company on Thursday, in Dublin, the chairmen of both companies made reference to the outlook with regard to the new route to England, via Fishguan.d and Rosslare, which was opened towards the end of last summer. Sir William Goulding, addressing the share- holders of the Great Southern Company, said that after paying their dividend of 4-j per 2 cent, on the ordinary stock, they had £ 674,477 in hand, which would more than meet the full dividend requirements of the Fishguard and Rosslaie stock for the June half-year, which, of course, consisting of the four spring months, was naturally the lean half-year of tourist traffic. Although they thought it wise on this occasion to make this provision for a new and untried service, yet he trusted the shareholders would find that this route was perfectly able to pay for itself. The goods traffic was also larger than they had hoped for. He could promise lor the directors and officers of the company that every assistance would be given the farmers to develop the new industry thrown open to them by this route The 143rd half-yearly general meeting of the Great Western Railway Company was held at the offices, Paddington, on Friday. Mr. Alfred Baldwin, M.P., the chairman, presided, and there was a crowded attendance. The Chairman, in moving the adoption of the report and accounts, said they would see that their receipts for the half-year ending Decem- ber, 1906, as compared with the corresponding half year in 1905, showed an increase of L246,095, whilst in the expenditure account there was an increase of £ 176,874. The balance would allow of a dividend on the Ordinary Stock at the rate of 7 per cent. per annum, leaving Z85,799 to be carried, forward, as com- pared with a dividend at the rate of 7 per cent, per annum to the correspon ling half year, with E46,947 forward. The service to Ireland via Fishguard and Rosslare was brought into operation on August 30. The turbine steamers placed on the route were in all respects satisfactory, and the service in its initiation has already developed a traffic beyond that which was anticipated. Compared with the corresponding period in 1905 there was an increase of upwards of 14,000 passengers carried to and from Ireland since August 30, and there was also a material increase in the goods traffic. There was a great development in this route, especially with regard to South Wales. They advertised on one day only am excursion to Killarney, and as a consequence carried over 1,000 passengers.
NEW HALL FOR COODWICK. A public meeting was held at the Reading Room, Goodwick, on Monday night, convened for the purpose of considering the necessity and deciding to erect a public hall at Good- wick. Dir. Williams (Drim) was elected to the chair, and Mr. E. Anthony acted as secretary pro tern. The Chairman invited the audience to ex- press the-ir views on the subject, and stated that a plot of ground had already been given for the purpose of building a hall on the com- mon near the church. The Vicar (Rev. Lincoln Lewis), Mr. Sansom, and others spoke. The vicar thought it would be better to erect a substantial stone building rather than a corrugated iron one. Mr. Sansom pointed out that it would be desirable to pro- vide room for holding clubs in connection with the hall, and to have a billiard table and other games provided.—Mr. J. Miles thought there was greater need for a school at Goodwick at tha present time than a hall. The Chairman in reply, said that the idea was to use the hall for the purpose of holding a school until the school buildings had been erected. Mr. V. J. G. Johns thought it would help to clear the expanse of the hall by getting the education authority to pay for its use as a school. He did not agree with the suggestion that the hall should be a stone-built one. He also suggested that instead of forming a com- pany that the hall should oe raised by public subscription, and that it be vested in the parish council. Mr. Clarke was of the opinion that it would be better to erect a permanent structure at once, as the cost would be less in proportion. The Chairman then put the resolution to the meeting that the hall be erected, and that the meeting was in favour of it. Mr. Arthur Davies seconded the motion, which was carried unanimously. There was a little breeze at this stage on the question of common rights, and Mr. Vincent Johns explained that he had been instructed by the North Pembrokeshire Estate Company when certain plots had been pegged out recently by inhabitants of Goodwick to take the pegs up. This was to warn them that if any building was erected on those plots at any time after without the consent of the Estates Company that the buildings would be pulled down. A committee, with Dr. Williams as chairman, was then selected to further discuss the matter, and to consider the proposal and suggest plans, etc., for building the hall, after which the secretary would call another public meet- ing for the committee to report on the subject.
DINAS CROSS. NEW SHOP AT DINAS. Mr. T. Meyler, the well-known chemist of Fishguard, has decided to open a branch at Bwlchmawr, Dinas. He intends opening twice a week. We wish him every success in his new enterprise. CHURCH NEWS. The Rev. Stephen Thomas, Penhwyr, Dinas, was last Sunday officiating at Bethel, Mynach- logddu. The rev. gentleman (it is only fair to state) gave. his services free for the benefit of the widow of the late pastor Rev. W. Griffiths. NAUTICAL NEWS. Captain Ll. O. Llewelyn, Cambrian Terrace, left on Monday to join his barque Dalcaunie, which is lying at Port Talbot. Captain L. Llewellyn left the same day on a visit to Sheffiield. Mr. John Walters, Hescwm, left last week for Cardiff to join the ss. North- more. BUNGALOW. A well-known geaitlelman in the musical circle, recently bought a plot of ground at Cvvmyreglwys, one of the most pijturesque spots in Wales, and is now contemplating erecting a bungalow. Bungalows are becom- ing very popular in and around Dinas. Another one is to be erected on Trewrach property without delay. Let them all come.
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ST DAVIDS- The following ladies have kindly consented to collect for the Bible Society for the parish of St. David's for the year ending March 31, 1907 :-Cylch Dei (North), Miss Miriam Wil- liams (Gwalia) andtMiss Eleanor Phillips (New- street); Cylch y dye (South), Miss Ada Owens (New Shop) and Miss Nellie Thomas (London House); Cylch Gwerlod, Miss Maggie Rees (Roscribed) and Miss Davies (Clynbora); Cylch Mawr, Miss Williams (Tretio) and Miss Lewis (Caxnhediin); Cylch Bychan, Miss Rees (Carn- wchwrn) and Miss M. Evans (TreletrwT). Please give them a hearty welcome and a good collec- tion. We regret to record the death of one of our most respected citizens, Miss P. Thomas, of Caoss-square, and a sister of Mr. Albert David. Miss Thomas has had a long illness, which terminated fatally on Thursday night, February 7. The deceased lady is mourned by a large circle of friends both at St. David's and Laugharne, her native place. Her quiet and kind disposition had endeared her to all who had the privilege of knowing her. She was a faithful member at the Tabernacle Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, and was a liberal supporter of the cause. On Monday morning, February 11, before starting for Laugharne, where the burial took place, a large number of friends gathered, and a short service was held in the house by the Rev. Richard Williams, the minister of the Tabernacle. The interment took place at Laugharne on Tuesday, when ;he Rev. R. Williams, assisted by the Rev. J. Thomas, vicar of Laugharne, officiated. Great sympathy is felt with Mr. David in his bereave- ment. A meeting of local managers of couricil schools were held at St. David's, when there were present:—Messrs. S. J. Watts Williams (chairman), Isaac Evans, T. Thomas, H. Roberts, and John Owen. A letter from the local education authority was read, giving the salaries of the caretakers at the various schools, the new salaries to come into force on April 1. It was resolved to approve of the salaries suggested in the letter.—It was re- solved that the application for an advance in salary by Miss M. A. John be recommended to the local education authority.—The clerk was instructed to write to the headmaster of the Carhedryn school respecting one of his assist- ants attendance at school.—It was resolved that the clerk write to the local education authority for a reply to their letter respecting an assistant at the Solva school.—The usual salaries and a list of bills was passed.—The attendance officer read thip. following ri-nnrf St. David's mixed, 94.5 average attendance, 84.4 per cent.; St. David's Infants, 32.5 average attendance, 75., per cent.; Carnhedryn mixed, 55.9 average attendance, 83.4 per cent.; Solva mixed, 113.3 average attendance, 88.3 per cent.; average for district, 82.7 per cent. A meeting of the local governors of St. David's County School was held on February 8 to meet the inspectors of schools, Mr. O. Owen, chief inspector for Wales; Mr. Robinson, chief inspector for science; and Miss Cooper, Oxford. The following governors were present:—The Very Rev. Dean Smith (chairman), Captain Roach (vice-chairman), Messrs. J. Howaird Griffiths, S. J. Watts Williams, the Rev. D. J. Jones, Mrs. Hicks Davies, Mrs. A. V. Williams, Mr. Thomas (headmaster), and Mr. W. D. Wil- liams (clerk). The chief inspectors said they had made their triennial inspection of the school that day, and they were glad to be able to congratulate the local governors on the excellent work done in the school, the good tone throughout, and the organisation was extremely good. The staff also was very good. The proposed new buildings were discussed, and it was stated that they are about to be started.—The Chairman, on behalf of the local governors, thanked the inspectors for their favourable repart.-An unanimous vote of sympathy and condolence with Mr._ A. David, one of the local governors, in his bereavement, was passed.
HOOKEY. ST. DAVID'S HOCKEY CLUB v. ST. DAVID'S COUNTY SCHOOL. The St. David's County School team played a match at St. David's on February 16 against the St. David's club. Both teams played a good game, but the school forwards were the fastest, thus resulting in a win for the school: County School, three goals; St. David's Hockey Club, two goals.
On Tuesday of last week, the death of Mrs. Elizabeth Morris, St. Dogmells, but very re- cently of Brynhenllan, Dinas, took place after a brief illness. The deceased, who was 70 years of age, was a well-known character, and a very faithful member of Gideon, Dinas. The funeral took place last Saturday at Brynberian, when a large number of relatives and friends attended. The Rev. W. Lloyd officiated at the house. The body was conveyed from St. Dog- mells in a hearse The Rev. Georgory, Bryn- berian officiated at the graveside. The last meeting of the parish council, prior to the holding of the parish meeting, was held at the council schools on Thursday night of last week, when the following members were present:—Rev. G. Morgan, (chairman), Capt. D. Karris, J.P., (vice-chairman), Messrs. Edwin Bennett, Ashgrove, W. J. Raymond, Henllan, David Harris, Cruglas, Dan Geocrge, Pontydwr, Jno. Thomas, Rhoshelyg, and David Thomas, West End. The only matter of importance was to appoint the date of the parish meeting, and it was decided to hold the same (subject to the approval of the county council) on the 6th prox. A bill was presented and passed. Votes of thanks to the chairman and vice-chair- man were passed, and the members congratulat- ed themselves on the economical way they had discharged their duties for the last three years. Through the instrumentality of Mr. Dewi Harris, one of our representatives on the St. Dogmells Board of Guardians, Thomas Harris. Dinas, who has been an inmate of the Car- marthen asylum for 33 years, and John Davies, Ne -ern, an inmate of the same institution for over 20 years, were removed from the latter place to the St. Dogmells workhouse, and on Thursday last, the Master reported that both were conducting themselves in an exemplary manner; Davies doing some out-door employ- ment daily. Mr. Harries asked permission of the board to allow Thomas Harries to visit Dinas with a view of looking out for a place where to remain the last years of his life. He has no relatives now at Dinas, but an old acquaintance of bi.s-Captain David Harries, J.P., Soar Hill, is prepared to give him his dinner daily as long as he lives. It is pleas- ing to note that the board granted this request with unanimity, subject to the approval of Dr. Stephens, the medical officer. If all parties consent, Mr, Tom Harry will pay Dinas a visit on Thursday next. THE WOOLWICH ARSENAL EXPLOSION. It is gratifying to note that in spite of the gieat damage and .injuries caused by this above terrific explosion that Mrs. Hopkins and family, who, for many years, resided at Belle Vue, Dinas, and who were residing close to the scene of destruction, escaped unhurt. Some of the family were knocked clean out of their beds, and according to their description the sight and shock must have been terrible.