TO THE ELETORS OF THE ST. DAVID'S AND CLOSE ELECTORIAL DIVISION. Ladies and Gentlemen, In reponse to the cordial invitation given me to represent you again on the Pem- btokeshire County Council, I readily place my services at your disposal. I am very grateful for the confidence you have reposed in me during the past fifteen years, and should you do me the honour of again electing me, I shall do my utmost to protect the interests of the district as well as serve the County to the best of my ability. Yours faithfully, J. HOWARD GRIFFITHS. Lleithyr, February 19th, 1907.
TO THE ELECTORS OF THE AMBLESTON DIVISION. Ladies and Gentlemen,— I have had the honour of representing you on the County Council for the last six years, and trust that the confidence you have placed in me in the past will be continued in the future. I now offer myself for the third time as a candidate at the forthcoming County Council Election. Although the duties of the office have largely increased during the past three years, chiefly owing to the administration of the Education Act, I have attended diligently to them as your representative, often at con- siderable loss and inconvenience. My views on the Education question are well knowm to you all, and all I am myself a large ratepayer I have endeavoured at all times to urge that the Act shall be adminisr- tered as economically as is consistent with the efficient teaching of the children. If I have the honour to be re-elected by you, I shall pursue the same policy in the future. Thanking you for your past favour and support, I remain, Your obedient servant, JAMES HARRIES. Hayscastle, February 10th, 1907.
CHEAP PREPAID ADVER- TISEMENTS. ONE THREE SIX Insertion. Inserts. Inserts. 28 words or under Is. Od. 2s. Od. 3s. Bd. 3| » „ ••• Is. 3d. 2s. 7d. 4s. 7d. » » Is. 6d. 3s. Od. 5s. 3d. And so on at the rate of 3d. per seven words on the First Insertion, and Half-price subse- quent consecutive insertions. 1 TI|—nPl~~ll UIH Mantefc. WANTED, about 20th February, respectable Young Man to a!oIij.(t with books, serve in the bar and getting orders.—Apply W. H. George & Sons, Wine Merchants, Haverfordwest. fel- WAN I KD, at the Royal Oak, Fishguard, a sober man and willing to drivo a horse and cart. £e15- WANTED, exper;enced cook (general), three in family. Apply with references, staung age, experience and wages required.—Mrs. Williams, Fern)eigh, Lewis Road, Neath. 3mr8 WANTED, General Servant. Good wages given.—Apply, W. H. Bowling, 44, Dimond-street, Pembroke Dock. 3mr8 GOOD OPENING for Intelligent Youth just leaving school. Must be resident in Haver- fordwest.—Apply A" "County Guardian" Office, Haverfordwest. 3mr8. TO LET at once Northdown House, garden, stable and coach house. ALSO, Lamphey Park House, very good garden, stables, &c.-Apply, Mr. John Shears, Court House, Lamphey, R.S.O. 3mr8. WANTED, experienced general fervant, thoroughly trustworthy, early riser, plain cooking, milking, housework. Small family. Dairymaid kept. Pembrokeshire. "n," Connty Guardian," Haverfordwest. p3mr Quarrymen Wanted. GOOD breakers up. Constant employment to good men. Apply, Porthgain Quarries, Letterston, R.S.O. 3mrl. Wanted I Wanted Wanted I!! WANTED MEN AND BOYS of good character, for Royal Navy and Royal Marines. Good pay, and pension on leaving.— Apply, Recruiting Office, North Park Street, Pembroke Dock. 13my3 jfor Sale. A Small quantity of the following Seed Oats for sale at Trehenlliw, St. Davids New Mar.ket White Oats." "Ceirch du bach," Webb's Prolific Tartarian Oats, second year's produce. Prices on application.—Ernest J. Martin. 3mrl to Met. TO LET.—The fully licensed free Public Honse known as The White Lion, Pem- broke. Rent low, immediate possession. -A pp I y, J. W. Penney, Monkton, Pembroke. 6mchl Grove Hotel, St. Davids. TO BE LET.—Particulars upon application— E. Mathias. Garden to let at Solva. mo LET, with immediate possession, a large JL garden, situate at Prendergast, Lower Solva. This garden is noted for its fruit pro- duce.—Apply Guardian Office, Solva. 3mrl House to Let. CASTLE SQUARE, HAVERFORDWEST, from March the 25th. Sanitary arrange- ments perfect; every convenience. Bath, hot and cold. — Apply, Thomas James, Ca-tle Square or for immediate potkessio apply, Post Master, Have-fordwest. ja25 /HMsceUaneous. Hanes Eglwys y Felinganol. CYHOEDOIR yn faan y llyfr uchod. Pris Vy swllt. Gan nad argreftir ond y nifer a geisir, dymanir ar y sawl t-ydd am dano i ddan- fon ei enw ar nnwaith i'r awdwr, J. S. JONBS, 6, Cambrian Place, Haverfordwest. 3mrl LONDON EDINBURGH AND GLASGOW ASSURANCE CO., Ltd., wishes to inform the public that they are prepared to issue Em- ployers Liability Policies."—Apply, T. Morgan, Supt., Haverfordwest. 1. NQtwithstau.diu.g Statements made to the contrary, the "County Guardiaa n has a circtxlatioa far is excess of any other paper printed and published in the Couaty. 110.- p!. I ARTIFICIAL TEETH S FITTED I That so closely v imitate nature that detection is de- fied. being natural and life-like in appearance, ensuring good fit and cor- rect articulation necessary to good mastication. Mr. Wm. Jly. Bowling jj (Son of the late J. H. BOWLING), # | 44, DIMOND STREET," | PEMBROKE DOCK; 1 Also at MILFORD, 2nd and 4th Wednea- gi days in each month C/O MR. H HARRIS, Chemist, Front Street. g And at BRIDGE STREET, HAVKRFORD- B WEST, Saturdays, from ;0 to 4. K good mastication. Mr. Wm. Jly. Bowling jj (Son of the late J. H. BOWLING), # | 44, DIMOND STREET," | PEMBROKE DOCK; 1 Also at MILFORD, 2nd and 4th Wednea- gi days in each ziioiith c/o MR. H HARRIS, Chemist, Front Street. g And at BRIDGE STHKET, HAVKRFORD- B WEST, Saturdays, from ;0 to 4. K "wp-8!a.L.L .n Q.s''E:!E;
IMPORTANT NOTICE. JOHN CHARLES, Butcher, m F-r4 12LYS, WILL VISIT Q (3) T l"\7"-A_ EVERY THURSDAY. Prime Quality Meat always kept. A Trial Solicited. 3mrl
JSusiness ♦•EXCELS LOR" WHISKY The EXCELSIOR" Blend has been prodacea with erreat scientific skill and judgment, and possesses those admirable properties that are only to be found In the tophest srrade Whiskies. GRANVILLE H. SHARPE, F C.S., Late Principal of the Liverpool College of Analyst Perfection of Blended Whisky."—Lancet. "We can recommend the" EXCELSIOR" Whisky with confidence af a safe and palatable ■timnlant to We Sick and Crjnvalescent. Pract t ??r.cr, RrLl",f.8D SOLE PROPRIETORS M ARGRA VE BROTHERS, Wine aud Spirit Importers, Llanelly, South Wales. Notice of Kemoval. WILLIAM BEYNON, late of the Mariners' TV Hotel, Lower Solva, and now of the ROYAL GEORGE HOTEL, UPPER SOL VA, tenders his best thanks to his friends and patrons for t beir paf c support, and hopes to receive in the fnture the same patronage as hitherto ac- corded him. Best brands of Beers & Spirits supplied. EVERY ATTENTION AND CIVILITY. Please note the address THE ROYAL GEORGE HOTEL, UPPER SOLVA. jal8 THE SWANSEA MERCANTILE BANK Limited, OF 18, PARK STREET, SWANSEA, MAKE CASH ADVANCES DAILY FROM R5 to R500 TO FARMEBS and ALL CLASSES of resp«ct- able householders upon their own Note of Hand, and other kinds of securities. ALL TRANSACTIONS STRICTLY PRIVATE Appiy to H. B. JONES, Manager, Or W. D. PHILLIPS, Auctioneer, Haverfordwest Local Represenuti Personal attendance every Wednesday afternoon and at other times by special appointment at Vic- toria Road, opposite the Dock gates, Milford Haven sel Educational* University College of Wales, Abeiys- twyth. (ONE OF THE CONSTITUENT COLLEGES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF WALES). President-The Right Hon. LORD RENDAL. Principal-T. F„ ROBERTS, M.A., (Oxen), LL.D. (Vict.) The next Session begins on October the 1st. A number of Entrance Scholarships and Ex- hibtiion, open to both Male and Female Candi- dates above the age of 16, are offered for Competition on Tuesday, September 17th, 1907, and the following days. Students are prepared for Degrees in Arts, Science (including the applied Science of Agriculture), Law and Music. Sessional Composition Fee, £10, with additional Laboratory Fees for Science Students. Regi- stration Fee iEl. Men Students reside in Registered lodgings in the town, or at the Men's Hostel; Warden Prof. J. W. Marshall, M.A. Women Students reside in the Alexandra Hall of Residence for Women. For full particulars respecting the General Arts and Science De- partments, the Law, Agricuture, and Day Training Def artments, the Department for the Training of Secondary Teachers, and the Hostels, apply to J. H. DAVIES, M.A., Registrar. Haverfordwest Grammar School FOUNDED 1613. SUCCESSES gained in 1901-2 include the following: Exhibition, Magdalen College, Oxford (£70 per annum). Exhibition Jesus College, Oxford, (£50 per annum). Entrance to R. M. C. f-Midhurst. Assistant Clerkship R.N. (Dth place oi over 100 candidates). 1 London Matriculation 2 Oxford and Cambridge Higher Certificates, and 1 Pass Responsions. All the above obtained direct from School. Haverfordwest is a Centre for Cambridge Local Examinations. There are a few Vacancies for Boarders in the Headmaster's House. Apply HEADMASTER, School House, Haverfordwest. Next Term Commences Jan. 17, at 2 p.m. The Headmaster will be pleased to interview Parents on Saturday, Jan. 12, or on Jan. 17. Tasiier's High School For Girls. HAVERFORDWEST. Headmistress: MISS ANDERSON, B.A. (Assisted by highly qualified mistresses). FEES El Ss. 8d. per term. Special Sdbjects: Greek, German, and Painting, 15s. per term. Country Pupils are only allowed to board at the Hostel, specially provided for Pupils of the School, or at houses approved by the Governing Body, of which a list ca-i be ob- tained (with any other information desired relative to school arrangements), either from the Headmistress, or from Mr J. W. Phillips, Solicitor, Tower Hill, Clerk to the Governors. The next Term will begin on Wednesday Afternoon, September 19th. 2Sepl4 St. David's County School Chairman: THE VERY REV. THE DEAN OF ST. DAVIDS Vice-Chairman: CAPT. S. ROACH. Headmaster: MR. THOMAS THOMAS, B.A. (London). Assistant Master: MR. H. P. JACKSON, M.Sc. (Vic.). Assistant Mistress: MISS K. M. GREEN, L.L.A. (St. Andrews), Cambridge Teachers' Diploma. Assistant Mistress: MISS E. H. MOSELEY, B.A. (Wales), with Honours. Pupils prepared for the London Matricula- tion, the Oxford and Cambridge Locals, the Legal, Medical, and Pharmaceutical Examina- tions, the Entrance Scholarship Examinations of the University Colleges of Wales, and the South Kensington Sciene and Art Examina- tions. TUITION FEE3.— £ 4 per annum, or P.1 &s. Id. per term; two (brothers or sisters) £ 7 per per annum, or £2 6s. 8d. per term; three (brothers or sisters) L10 per annum, or £3 's. 8d. per term. Pupils taking Music will be charged an extra fee. For teuoe and further particulars, Prospec- tus, etc., apply to the Headmaster, or to MR. W. D. WILLIAMS, The Registrar, St. Davids. Shipping notices. SOUTH AFRICA ROYAL MAIL ROUTE UNION CASTLE LINE. London and Southampton. To Cape Colony, Natal, Dela- goa Bay, Beira, etc., callnig frequently at Madeira, Las Palmas, Teneriffe, Ascension, and St. Helena Weekly Sailings. Fast Passages. Superior Accommodation. Best Route. For Rates of Passage Money and all further information, apply to the Managers: DONALD CURRIE & CO., London, or to Local Agents. TAKE YOUR TICKETS TO o A. KT -A- L) by 160 ACRES I WORKEBS HOY AX. MAIL I FBEE LAND I WANTED T. I 3ST IE. I ALL. I EVERYWHERE. For Handbook of work and wages, Settlers' Guide and Maps, apply, ALLANS, 103, LEADEXHALL STREET, & 5i PALL MALL, LONDON, & 19, JAMES ST., LIVERPOOL. Local Agent:— W. H. JOHN, of County Gaardian Oflioe, Solva public notices. PEMBROKESHIKE COUNTY COUNCIL. Wild Birds' Protection Acts. 1880 to 1896. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN f ri HAT the following Order has been made by His Majesty's Secretary otf State, pursuant to the powem conferred upon him by the Wild Birds' Prot-ection Acts, 1880 to 1896. W. DAVfES GEORGE, Clerk to the Pembrokeshire County Council. February 7th, 1907. The Wild Birds' Protection (County of Pem- broke), Wild Bird (England) Order 1898. Dated 9th November, 1898. In pursuance of the powers conferred upon me by the Wild Birds' Protection Acts, 1880 to 1896, and upon application by the County Council of the administrative County of Pem- broke, I hereby make the following order:— 1.—This Order may be cited as Wild Birds' Protection (County of Pembroke) Order, 1898." As to EGGS.—The taking or destroying of the Eggs of the following species of Wild Birds is prohibited throughout the County of Pembroke, Tiz.- Goldfinch, Blackcap. Redback Shrike Honey Buzzard,) Reed Banting, Tree Creeper, trlin, Cirl Bunting Garden warbler bby, Chiffchaff, Sedge Warblers Hen Harrier, Dabchick, Wood Warble, Kingfisher, Dove (Turtle), Wagtails (all). Nightingale, Wheatear, Nightjar (Goat- Whinchat, sucker, Night- Flycatcher, hawk or Fern Ringouzel, Owl), Pipits, The order of the 26th March, 1896, is hereby repealed. Given under my hand at Whitehall, this 9th day of November, 1898. (Signed), M. W. RIDLEY, On Of aiM Majesty's Principal Secretaries of 3feM State BOROUGH OF IIAVERFORDWEST. THE HAVERFORDWEST TOWN COUN- CIL invite applications for the post of Fitter and Driver of a Steam' Roller. Wages 27s. per week. Particulars of Services required may be obtained of the Borough Surveyor, Gas Works, Haverfordwest. Applications to be sent to the Town Clerk not later than Saturday, the 2nd day of March next. Canvassing members will disqualify. R. T. P. WILLIAMS, Towa Clerk. Council Chamber, Haverfordwest, Pth February, 1907. 2fe22 BOROUGH OF HAVERFORDWEST. THE HAVERFORDWEST TOWN COUN- CIL invite applications for the post of Caretaker of the Public Slaughterhouse. Wages Zl 18X week. The person appointed will be required to devote the whole of his time to the duties of the office, and to do the painting and the lime cashing of the premises when required. Applications to be sent to the Town Cle-rk not later than Saturday, the 2nd day of March L ext. Canvassing members will disqualify. R. T. P. WILLIAMS, Town Cleric. Council Chamber, Haverfordwest, 8th February, 1907. 2fe22 Haverfordwest Union, I the Undersigned. Hereby Give Notice, that the AUDIT of the Accounts of the said Union for the half-year ended on or about the 29th day of September, 1906, and of the several Parishes therein for the half-year ended the 30th day of September, will commence at the Board Room of the Guardians of the Poor of the said Union at Haverfordwest, on MONDAY, the 11th day of MARCH, 1907, at 11.45 o'clock in the fore- noon. Dated this 15th day of February, 1907. J. E, PUGHE JONES, District Auditor of the South Wales Audit District. announcements. PEMBROKE HUNT STEEPLECHASES AND HURDLE RACES, (Under National Hunt Rules), will take place at ALLESTON FARM, On Wednesday, March 13, 1907, The Course is all grass and is recognised as one of the prettiest in Wales. There will be Five Races, which include Two Hurdle Races, Two Steeplechases and One Bank- ing Race, open to bona fide half-bred hunters. Entries close March 5th. Admission to cou-se, Is. Enclosure, 2s. 6d. Entry forms and all information from GEO. R. YOUNG, Huu. Sec and Stakeholder, Kings Arms Hotel, frv22— Pembroke. i- TABERNACLE SCHOOLROOM, ST. DAVIDS. THE ANNUAL Social Tea, Entertainment AND SALE OF worz3 Will he held at the above place On Friday, March 1st, 1907. Tea on the Tabies, 6 p.m. Entertainment etc., 7 ADMISSION-SIXPENCE. All are cordially invited. £ f.t22 GWYL DEWI SANT." A GRAND CELEBRATION CONCERT (Under the auspices of the Fishguard County School), Will be given on the Anniversary of St. David, FRIDAY, MARCH 1st, 1907, AT THE TEMPERANCE HALL FISHGUARD, 5 At which will be heard the best of talent in SOLOS, DUETTS (Welsh and English), RECI- TATIONS and PENILLION SINGING. Also special engagement of AF 3? 3H JRj O IE] 7 Champion Harpist of Wales, the whole assisted by the FISHGUARD ORCHESTRAL SOCIETY, under the conductorship of Mr. T. Lewis, M.P.S. Popular prices of admission :—Front Seats and Gallery, Is. 6d. Second Seats, Is. A limited number of Back Seats 6d. 2fe22 Mr, LL. Y. WILLIAMS, Hon Sec. announcements. BETHESDA CHAPEL HA VERFOBDWEST, MARCH 14th, 1907, A Grand Performance OF HANDEL'S ORATORIO THE "MESSIAH" BY THE PAVEAFOADDIEST OBUL SOCIETY (150 VOICES), ACCOMPANIED BY PROFESSOR HULLEY'S BAND (OF SWANSEA). felS- North Pembrokeshire Farmers' Club. MR. F. W. SHRIVELL WILL address a meeting at the Commercial W Hotel, Fishguard, on THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 1907, at 3 p.m., on "The Manuring of Grass Lands and Experiments connected therewith." All are invited to attend. V. J. JOHNS, fe8- Seo. Sales bg private TTreatg. ST. CATHERINE'S ISLAND, TENBY. C'l OR SALE, all that Piece or Paircel of Free- J- hold Land known as St. Catherine's Island, Tenby, in the County of Pembroke, containing an area of 2a. 2r. 18p. or thereabouts, together with the Buildings, etc., thereon situate, com- prising disused fortifications and accommoda- tion for two officers and 34 men. Town water is laid on and the drainage is carried to the sea. The Property is situate about 100 yards from the mainland, and is accessible on foot at low water. Further particulars can be obtained from W. H. Elwell, Consulting Land Agent to the Wax Department, War Office, Whitehall, Lon- don, S.W., to whom all offers to purchase should be addressed so as to be received on or before Twelve Noon on Monday, the 25th of March next. The Secretary of State far the War de- partment does not bind himself to accept the highest or any offer. 4mrl5 Sales bp Huction. The Auctioneer respectfully wishes to draw attention to this Sale of Property. TOWN OF TENBY. Sale of Valuable FREEHOLD DWELLING- HOUSES, SHOPS, and wejl-situated fully Licensed PUBLIC HOUSE. 1%/TR. FRANK B. MASON is instructed to offer for Sale by Public Auction (subject to conditions to be produced at the time of Sale, on THURSDAY, FEB. 28th, 1907, in the PUBLIC HALL, TENBY, all the undermen- tioned desirable FREEHOLD PROPERTY as follows :— LOT I.-Alii those Freehold Shops, Dwelling Houses and Premises, situated in St. Julian Street, Tenby, and known as SHEFFIELD HOUSES, now in the occupation of Messrs. Morris Brothers, ironmongers, on lease, of which twelve years remain unexpired, at the rent of iE35 per annum. LOT 2.—All that well-known and fully licen- sed Public House and Premises, known as THE HOPE AND ANCHOR INN," situated in St. Julian Street, Tenby, and let on a yearly tenancy to MT. J. Pope, at a rent of iE30 per annum. This house has been and is now do- ing an excellent trade, and is well worth the attention of Brewere or Small Capitalists. LOT 3.—All that Freehold Dwelling-house and Premises, known as No. 2, CRACKWELL STREET, Tenby, otherwise No. 2, Bellevue, now in the occupation of Mr. Robert Clarke, at the low rent of E20 per annum. This House is double-fronted, contains ten rooms, and com- mands lovely views of sea and coast in Tenby Bay, yet faces High Street. LOT 4.—All that Freehold Dwelling-house, Shop and Premises, situated in St. George Street, Tenby, now and for many years past in the cccupation of Mr. J. Raynes, baker at the yearly rent of £28. LOT 5.—All that Freehold Premises adjoin- ing Lot 4, consisting of a Shop, Dwelling-house and Premises, now in the occupation of Mr. Anthony Mathias, shoemaker, at the yearly rent of £14. Lots Nos. 4 and 5 are admirably situated in the centre of the town and are worth special attention. LOT 6.—All that desirable and well-appoint- ed Leasehold Residence, known as No. 4, THE CROFT, Tenby, at present in the occupation of Mrs. Leede>r, at the low rent of aE45 per annum. This Property is held under lease, whereof 25 years remain unexpired, and is sub- ject to a ground rental of £ 7. Sale will commence at Three o'clock in the Afternoon nrecisedv. Further particulars, with orders to view, may be obtained from the Auctioneer; or of Mr. F. S. REED, Solicitor, Pembroke. Auction Offices-St. Julian Street, Tenby, February 11th, 1907. ILegal. Information Wanted. X> E WILLIAM ROBLIN VAUGHAN, De- ceased, Landed Proprietor, the son of David, otherwise David John Vaughan, Malster, late of Haverfordwest and Fishguard, who owned the following Farms in 1870 to 1875:— Treboeth Farm of 76 acres, tenanted by a Mr. John Worthington. J.P Tregroes Farm. adjoining the above, tenanted by a Mrs. George; also Bryntrcsewig Farm of 39 acres, lately sold by advertiser to the tenant, Mr. Reynolds. Wanted the names of anyone who bought or rented other Farms from the De- ceased Gentleman. The deceased married in Liverpool, January 1st, 1868, and resided in Maghull, near Liverpool, for seven years, died there August, 1875. Advertiser: Deseased's Son- WILLIAM STANLEY VAUGHAN, Ivy Cottage, Corner of Grneen Lane, Wallasey, Cheshire. Uenfcers. BLAENLLYN BAPTIST CHURCH. TO BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS. TENDERS are invited by the Building Com- mitee of the above Church for the ereo- tion of a Dwelling House at Blaemllyn. The plans and specifications may be inspec- ted at Rhoscranog, Llandeloy. The lowest or any other Tender not neces- sarily accepted. Sealed Tenders to be delivered on or before February 28th, 1907, to 1. OWEN, Rhoecranog, Llandeloy, Penycwm, R.S.O. 4fe22
COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTION. TO THE ELECTORS OF THE FISHGUARD DIVISION. Ladies and Gentlemen,- At the request of many friends and sup- porters I have decided to again contest the seat on the County Council for the above division. I am told that on the last occasion I lost the seat I had held for six years solely because of my attitude on the Education question. I wish to make my position on that. point perfectly clear. I desire that all schools receiving aid from the State or from rates shall be subject to the same official examinations and inspections so that their efficiency in respeot to secular education, to staff, to sanitation, and to con- venience for teaching shall be equally guaran- teed before they receive any public money. But I hold that a great majority of the electors, and almost all the parents of children in Pem- brokeshire desire to have religious instruction given in such schools even more earnestly than they desire secular instruction to be given- I think such religious instruction should be given by persons qualified, by faith and train- ing, to give it; preferably by the teachers if they are both filling and qualified to do so. Of coulee, to be efficient, such religious teach- ing must be given during compulsory school hours. In Pembrokeshire these are, as a rule, only the children of parents belonging to the Church of England and to Nonconformists for whom religious teaching in State schools is required. I hold that each denomination should pay for such religious instruction as the parents belonging to such denomination desire. Seeing that in Pembrokeshire there are now hardly, if any, schools with only one teacher, and that even in English Church schools the assistant teachers are commonly Nonconformists, I believe that the above method of dealing with the difficulty would be fair all round, and could (almost without exception) be easily carried into practice. I may add that a system almost identical with the above has been tried, and has been for years successfully carried out in Switzerland, where I think the sectarian differences among the people are unfortunately more clearly defined, and more sharply accentuated than in any part of Wales. I have had some year? ol practical experience of a system of State educa- tion of an almost purely secular character. I am convinced that it is harmful to the char- acter of the children; that it tends to foster the material at the expense of the moral sense of those who are to be the citizens and matrons of the country in the course of a few years. But I believe that the above is a form of compromise which is fair and just to all sects; that such difficulties as there are can be easily overcome by those who, like myself, desire not only to see the education question dealt with in the true mterests of the children alone, but according to the wishes of their parents, and freed from the animus and draw- backs attaching to. party politics, which are out of place in any County Council. I am, your obedient servant, J. C. YORKE. Langton, Dwrbach, Feb. 13, 1907.
ETHOLIAD CYNCOR SIROL. AT ETHOI.WYR DOSBARTH ABERGWAUlNi. Boneddigesau a Boneddigion,— Ar gais llawer o gyfeillion a chefnogwyr yr wyf wedi penderfynu unwaith eto i fod yn ymgeisydd am y sedd ar y Cynghor Sirol am y dosbaith uchod. Dywedir i ini golli y sedd (yr hon a ddeliais am chwech mlynedd) ar yr achlysur diweddaf yn bnig am fy agwtdd ar y pwngo o Addysg. Am hyny, yr wyf am lwyr eglurhau fy sefyllfa ar y cwestiwn hwn. Credaf y dylai pog ysgol a dderbynia gynnorthwy, pa un a'i oddiwrth y Llywodreath neu oddiwrth -dTeth, i fod yn rhwymedig i'r un arholiadau, fel y byddont, yn eu heffedthioldeb mewn perthynas i addysg secularaidd (secular education), athiawon, amgylchiadau iachus, a chyfle i addysgu yn cael eu sicrhau cyn dterbyn un hatling o arian y cyhoedd Ond yr wyf yn dal fod mwyafrif o'r etholwyr, a bron pob un o rhieni plant yn yr ysgolion yn fwy o lawer nad ydynt yn deisyf addysg secularaidd. Tybiaf y dylai y fath addysg grefyddol gael ei rhoddi gan athrawon crefyddol, y rhai sydd yn gynihwys trwy eu ffydd a'u haddyegiad i'w roddi, ond, fwy dewisol, gan athrawon yr ysgolion os ydynt yn foddlawn ac yn gymhwys i'r gwaith. Wrth gwrs, i fod yn effeithiol, rhaid i'r addysg grefyddol gael ed rhoddi yn ystod oriau gorfodol yr, ysgoL Nid oes yn Six Benfro, fel rheoil, neb ond plant Eglwyswyr ac Ymneillduwyr yn oeisio addysg grefyddol yn ysgolion y Llywodiraeth, a chredaf y dylai y gwahanol enwadau i ba rai y perthyn rhieni y plant i dalu am yr addysg grefyddol a ddewisant i'w plant i dderbyn; a chan fod ond ychydig ysgolion yn y sir gyda un athraw yn unig, a chan fod yr athrawon cynnorthwyol yn ysgolion yr Eglwys, yn gyffre- din, yn Ymneillduwyr, credaf fod y modd uchod o drin yr anhawsdea- yn deg i bawb, bron heb eithriad, ac y gellir yn hawdd ei gario i arferiad. Yn mhellach, y mae cyfundrefn yn gyfatebol i'r uchod o dan brawf ac yn dTa llwyddianus, er ys blynddau lawer, yn Switzer- land, lie y tybiaf, y mae gwahaniaethau sec- tyddol yn mysg y bobl, gwaethaf y modd, yn fwy amlwg ac yn fwy pigog ei acen nac yn unrhyw barth o Gymru. Yr wyf wedi cael profiad ymarferol o gyfun- drefn addysg Lywodraethol, o gymeriad bron yn hollol secularaidd, ac yr wyf yn sicr ei fod yn niweidiol i gymeriad y plant; ei fod yn deuddol i feithrm y synwyr materol ar goot y moesol, yn y rhai a fyddant yn ddinasydd:.on a mammau y wlad mewn ychydig flynyddau; ond credaf fod y cynJlun uchod yn un hollol deg a chyfiawn i'r holl sectau, a chredaf nad anmhosibl gorchfygu pob inhawsdeo- syrtd yn bodoli dim ond i etholwyr bleidlesio dros ymgeiswyr y rhai sydd, fel fy hun, yn awyddus i drin y pwngo yn unig er budd y plant re yn ol deisyfiadau y rhieni a'r rhai yn Thydd oddiwrth y digasedd a'r anfanteision a berthyn i wleidiadaeth bleidiol (paTty politics), yr hyn sydd yn hollol allan o le ar unrhyw Gynghor Sirol. Yr wyf, eich ufudd was, J. C. YORKE Langton, Dwrbach, Chwef. 13, 1907.
TO THE ELECTORS of the BURTON DIVISION OF THE PEMBROKE- SHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL. Ladies and Gentlemen, The confidence that you have hitherto re- posed in myself, as your Representative on the County Council since County Councils were first established—eighteen years ago—I trust you will extend to me at the forthcoming Election. Assuring you that your interests will always command my special attention. I remain, Ladies and Gentlemen, Yours faithfully, OWEN H. P. SCOURFIELD.
Election HOOresses. TO THE COUNTY ELECTORS OF THE AMBLESTON ELECTORAL DIVISION. Ladies and Gentlemen,— On March the 5th next you will be called upon to elect a Councillor to represent you in the County Council of Pembrokeshire for three years. I beg to offer myself as a candidate, and I am prepared, if you will elect me, to fulfil the duties of the office faithfully and to the best of my abilities. The Rates have risen enormously owing to the policy that has been pursued by the present majority on the County Council, no-t only in matters of Education, but also in county business apart from Education. If you do me the honour to elect me, it will be my constant endeavour to see that the Rates are administered to the best and most economical purpose in the interests of the ratepayers, and to take care that justice is done to all Schools, both Provided and Non- Provided, in a reasonable and economic way. I have the ho lour to be, Ladies and gentlemen, Your obedient servant, VICTOR JAMES HIGGON. Sealyham, February 18th, 1907.
TO THE ELECTORS OF THE LLANGWM DIVISION. Ladies and Gentlemen, Haviig been asked to become a candidate for the Llangwm Division, I have decided to place my services at your disposal. The con- test will be fought mainly on the Education question, and my views on that subject are well-known to you all. I look fordward to the time, which is certainly coming, when the ratepapers will have full and absolute control of all schools for which they have to pay. Being a large Rratepayer, I will, if elected, do my best to keep down the rat.e, having due regard to efficiency, and the public interest. I shall probably not have time to wait on you all personally, but if you can see your way to record your votes on my behalf, I shall esteem it a favour The date of Polling is fixed for March 5th, and it is most important that every Elector should go to the Pell. I am, Ladies and Gentlemen, Tours faithfully, S. W. DAWKINS. Haylett Grange, Haverfordwest, February 18th, 1907.
TO THE ELECTORS OF THE CAMROSB ELECTORAL DIVISION. Ladies and Gentlemen,— At the request of a number of Electors, I again seek your support as a Candidate for your Electoral Division on the County Council. My stand shall be on- Fair play and equal treatment to all Schools and Teachers; The economical working of the County on all business; And the cutting down of expenses as far as possible. The Rates are abnormally high, and show. a tendency to increase under the present Council. I am, Ladies and Gentlemen, Yours faithfully, ARTHUR W. MASSY. Cuffern, Roch, February 19th, 1907.
CONTENTS OF INSIDE PAGES. North Notes and Comments-pag.e 2. Fishguard, Goodwick, Dinas Cross, St. David's, and Solva News-page 2. Financial Aspect of Fishguard Route—page 2. New Hall for Goodwick-page2. Late Edward Callaghan (Funeral)—page 2. Goodwick Parliament—page 2. Hockey-pag,e 2. Agricultural News-page 3. "Rural Life "-page 3. Fairs and Markets—page3. Runs with the Pembroke Hounds—page 3. Dungleddy Ploughing Competition-page 3. Mr. Jno. Ward, M.P., in Pembrokeshire-page 6. Milford Urban Council-page 6. Roose Petty Sessions—page 6. Should Schools be Secularised-Views of the Rector of Prenderga.st-page 6. f Correspondence-page 6. Welsh Article—page 6. Presentation at Burton—page 7. Pembroke Dock County School Governors Meeting—page 7. Football—page 7. Pembroke Board of Guardians—page 7. Serious Assault Case at Pembroke—page 7. Lees-Thomas Wedding—List of Presents—page 7. Late Mr. H. W Williams—Archaeologists' Ap- preciation—page 7. Collision in the Bristol Channel—page 7.
THE COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTIONS. Wo are in the thick of the fight for the County Council elections, and in a little moie than a week the composition of the new council will be known. That it will be changed to some extent is certain. Three years ago the Libarals swept the board," and it is pro- bable that some of the seats they won so un- expectedly then will be recovexed by the Con- servatives. The latter were to a large extent taken by surprise on the last occasion, but that, at any rate, can hardly happen this time. Then, it is .possible too that the party is bet- ter organised to-day than it was three years ago. However well prepared and organized the Conservatives may be they can hardly hope to do more than reduce the Liberal majority; it is hardly possible that they should secure a majority, or even uiraw anywhere near Level terms. But whatever the hopes and fears of each party, each division is being fouj'h" as if vital issues hung upon the win- ning of that particular .seat. And may we hope that when the "hurly burly" is over, we shall settle down again like good friends and neighbours, and things said and done in the b2::t aid excitement of the oontiest will be both forgiven and forgotton.
COUNTY MAIN ROADS. Mr. W. George James has taken much trouble, and shown considerable ability, in getting up the case whic-h he presented to the Haverfordwest Rural Council on Wednesday in support of an alteration in our method of maintaining the public roads. The system of subsidising variois local authorities for the upkeep of the district roads, and the limited mileage of roads under the direct supervision of the County Council, is at best but a make- shift, and a clumsy one. The late Mr. Alder- man Roch, the chairman of the Main Roads Committee, admitted that it was far from satisfactory, but he always wound up by asking for somebody to ,show him a better? A more unfair one it is hardly possible to frame, be- cause, as the Rev. W. H. Walters expressed it, the incidence of taxation is not properly ad- justed. The Haverfordwest rural district has an enormous mileage of district roads to main- tain, including many miles of roads which answer to every requirement which distin- guishes a main road, except the important one that they have never been "taken over." The new County Council must tackle this subject resolutely and promptly, especially in view of the fact that in the early future all main roads will be maintained out of the Imperial Exchequer. The County of Pembroke should, bearing that possible change in view, take care to see that it has a fair proportion of main roads.
THE FUTURE OF FISHCUARD. Sir William Goulding apparently holds san- guine views as to the future of the joint enter- prise of the Great Western Railway, and the Great Southern and Western Railway of Ire- land. Speaking of the Fishguard and Rosslare route to the shareholders of the Irish Rail- way Company he told. hem that the goods traffic over the new routs was already larger than they expectefd in so short a time. He promised the farmers that every assistance would be given them TO develop the new in- dustry this route opened to them. In doing this Sir William was only repeating what he had stated at the banquet at Rosslare last summer. On that occasion, it wiil be remem- bered, the Lord Lieotenant of Ireland demon- strated at some length the prosperity the new route could bring to the country, by the open- ing parts of Ireland hitherto neglected, thus enabling the farmers to get their produce to the London and great markets at lower rates. Sir William Goulding has shown that already much has been effected in this respect, as any any one who is familiar with the quantity of these goods already carried over the route will easily appreciate. With facilities offered on the I other side of the channel similar to what are given on this side producers will more and more realize the advantages offered and thus it i'- easy to iealize that the new line of transport will effect a material improvement .in the condition of agriculture in those parts ot Ireland which the line can reach. It is to the mutual advantage of the. railway companies and the rural population on each sile of the I chan a el that they should understand, an -7 co-operate with each other in the matter.
COUNTY NOTES. We are accustomed in these parts to being commiserated by strangers for living in such an out-of-thei-way part of the world, and we accept their condolences with much equani- mity, because we have our compensations, though they are such as a bustler like Mr. John Ward, the Labour member for Stoke-on Trent, would hardly appreciate, even if he understood them. Mr. Ward ha1* not won his position as a briliant member of the strenuous Labour party, the coming force in politics, by quiet ruralizing, but rather by rubbing should- ers and elbowing his way through the busy hives of industry and of men. It is to us, therefore, peculiarly intresting to hear the views of a man of his strenuous types and all Fishguard, Haverfordwest, and Pembroke Dock working men have just had that rare privilege. Those who did not have the satisfaction of hearing his views, may improve their acquain- tance with Mr. Ward by means of his printed speeches given elsewhere in these columns. X X z At Pembroke Dock so keen an observer of men and things as Mr. Ward could not fail to be struck by the quiet manner in which matters are conducted in the dockyard. The yard, like the town, never seems to have re- covered its old air of buoyancy, of bustle, and activity, which it lost during the dark dreary days of the discharges. Dante's coup- let, ascribed to a different place, "All hope abandon, ye who enter here," in indelible ink, seems ever to flaunt itself over the dock- yard gates. It is pleasant to have Mr. Ward's sympathy; it will be more gratifying still to have an assurance that his powerful voice will be joined with that of the member for the Boroughs, Mr. John Jenkins, and the Labour party, in procuring for the Welsh dock- yard some measure of tardy justice, in the shape of woik. TXT The Pembroke Guardians seem destined to- have trouble with their medical officers. An unpleasant episode, where a poor woman was neglected, is no sooner set aside, than a sec- ond springs to the front; the medical man in attendance upon the House, failing to report a veiy serious outbreak of an infectious dis- ease. It is not a pleasant matter, nor one upon which we have any desire to comment; and would only express the hope that the straight talking which the occasion demanded will bear fruit, and result in a little more care and attention being given. x x x The lireat Westein Railway company are treating the Milfond Havon Urban District Council with scant respect, and their conduct tempts one to say that their sole concern for Milford is how much dividend for their share- holders they can take away from it. Several months ago the council preferred a very rea- sonable and moderate request for a slightly better train service, and all they have heard as Jet of the fate befalling that modest de- mand is a stereotyped acknowledgment of the letter. We agree with Mr. James Thomas that the oouncil should not t amely submit to this kind of ihi'.ig. Even a iriO"opoly carries some cor.J-iderat.ion. ih(--r, JIUW ha some service in rot urn for the. co £ u-w-oion. At present the oargam is a vcay o:ie-f\ded OTIC. Earl Cawdor is credited with saying that the G.W.R. lost by every mile tiiey travelled west, of Llanelly. If that applies to Miiforc1 Haven it is curious, to say the jeast, that a town which throughout the year sends one huncLed tons of fish daily over its lines doM not earn rovenue enough for even railway shareholders. Milford Haven, is shamefully treated in the matter of railway scrvice. It is practically the second town in the county in poinf of population, and yet for nearly 36 consecutive hours it is as much cut, off from the rcist of the world, on the land sic.ta, as if it :n the back woods of America. XXX Neyland at last seems to have an opportunity of retrieving its disastrous position, and again entering the ranks of the prosperous indus- trial towns of the county. The proposed traw- ling industry seems to be in a fair way of becoming established. The G.W.R. has lent a favourable ear to the request for facilities, and though this has not yet gone beyond" a recommendation to the directors," there seems no reason to doubt that before long the new company will be launched. With gentlemen of such weight and influence and substance behind it the company's prospectus, whenever it is issued, is sure to meet with public favour. Fifty years ago a single house by the beach represented Neyland. Then it was made the terminus of the G.W.R., the seat of the Irish traffic, and this was followed by dockyard developments. All these contributed to the material prosperity and advance of the town, and all were suddenly plucked away from it. We cordially wish the new venture all suc- cess, and that Neyland1 may soon vie with its big neighbour at Milford in prosperity. x x x At Milford Haven the development of the trawling industry at Neyland is being watched with keen, but, we should hope, no unfriendly interest. Milford Haven is so well established, so crich and prosperous, that she can well spare a few crumbs to her smaller neighbour. Nothing is further from the thoughts of the Neyland promoters than that their scheme shall in any way seek to rival, or be antagonis- tic to Milford. Indeed it is difficult to see how it can be. Milford is so firmly established, has such a far reaching connection, and the quality end price of her fish has created such a demand for it in every available market in the United Kingdom, that Neyland could never expect to succeed at her expense; but she may, and does, hope to become a sort of auxiliary. It may appear at the outset that Neyland will have advantages which Milford does not possess; dock dues, haulage, coal, water, etc., may all seeem to be easier at the one place than the other. But these things have a habit of adjusting themselves. If the G.W.R. grant facilities to Neyland, it will not be on sentimental, but solid business grounds-; and the Milford Dock company, which in the past has done so much for Milford, will not be slow to rise to any new call which may be made upon them. Milford people will, by the way, be interested to see that an old trawling concern, the Castle Company, once identified with the port, is at last admitting the error made in leaving. x x x It is no often that the ornithologist meete with such luck when he wants to make ob- servations on the flight of some rare bird as came to the share of one of the fraternity at Fishguard a few days ago. More welcome by far than the dinner he was hurrying to at the time, was the sight of a fine large brown bird, which was recognised at a glance as a buzzard, floating right over the town with a number of rooks pitching about in their excitement and worrying him as he pursued his dignified course. A fine buzzard was killed some time ago near Fishguard, more the pity, and the same pitiless individual who destroyed that bird, thinking no doubt that he was accom- plishing a praise-worthy act, has since been boasting that he shall account for its mate soon. Of course he does not realize that he may be wishing to kill the last buzzard in the county, and a specimen of a bird which large landed proprietors and bird lovers in other parts of South Wales are doing everything they can to protect before the species becomes extinct. XXX When Mr. John Ward was in Pembrokeshire he spoke of the Compensation Act, which comes into force shortly, as one of the finest pieces of legislative work ever achieved by any coun- try. It may be all that, but it is an Act which carries with it a tremendous amount of re- sporisibility. In another column we give a special article, from the pen of a well-known county solicitor, which will be a revelation to many of our readers., showing, as it does, how the new Act may if overlooked spell ruin for thousands of the arti-zan and small trademen classes. We would counsel our readers to read the very lucid explanation of our professional correspondent, as a means of aiding them to < solve some of the problems which will arise < under the new Act.