t,. S. and F. GREEN, HIGH STREET, HAVERFORDWEST. s.L: :). Single and Double Lamps: 3 to 300 Oil Engineso Furrow Ploughs. Candle ower. Chaffcutters. Chill Ploughs. Turnip Cutters. Cultivators. Carriage and Corn and Cake Mills. Manure Distributors. Cart Lamps. Cream = Separators. Ii. "'l'l:!õ- .¡-. Washing Machines, Wringers, Mangles. Cartridges by all leading Makers at the lowest prices. Kitchen Ranges, Grates, Mantelpieces, Tile Hearths.
OUR LONDON LETTER. [RY. OUR ARTIST CORRESPONDENT. J One of the features of this ele<?f;i<*s is the way Ministers of the late Goverrnent were crumpled up" at the polls. At Wimbledon this week they were very much delighted to see the doughty champion in the flesh who tumbled the ex-Prime Mini- ster out of the saddle. To have fourteen or fifteen Cabinet Ministers left out in the cold can only seem, adopting Mr. Bal- four's words, to make the disaster more disastrous. It was Mr. T. G. Horridge who smote Mr. Balfour at East Man- chester; Mr. Balfour's brother, Mr. Ger- ald Balfour, had his 1,000 majority turned into 1.000 minority by Mr. Robert Armi- tage in Central Leeds. After that the most important overthrows were those of the PREFERRED TO CABINET MINISTERS. ex-Chief Secretary for Ireland, Mr. Walter Long, and of the Colonial Secretary, Mr. Alfred L yttt lton. Mr. Robert Armitage ie Lord Mayor of Leeds, and head of the Farnley ironworks. )1 r W. Howell Davies, who defeated Mr. Long in South Bristol, is a keen man of business—the tanning and leather business, to be precise—and has been Mayor of Bristol and President of its Chamber of Commerce. Mr. T. H. D. Ber- ridge, the chosen of Warwick and Leam- ington in place of Mr. Alfred Lyttelton, is well known in the City as a partner of an Old Broad-street firm of solicitors. Mr. Lyttelton only had a majority of 190 at the last election. Mr. A. C. Foster-Boulton ousted the ex-President of the Board of Agriculture. The contest in the Accrington Division must now be numbered amongst the curiSus fights of a General Ekction which has produced more than the usual number of strange situations. Until the last moment it seemed as though Sir Joseph Leese, the Liberal who has held the seat since 1892, was going to be opposed only by Mr. Dan Irving, the Socialist candi- date. At the last moment, however, Mr. S. M. Holden, a local newspaper pro- prietor and editor, nominated himself in addition, as an Independent Labour man. Sir Joseph Leese was returned, and Mr. Holden was at the bottom of the poll. with OTHER NOTABLE WINNERS. just over 600 votes. Among the forty or fifty Labour men in the House, there will be few more powerful personalities than Mr. John Hode. of the Steel Smelters' 0 union, ills victory at Gorton, with a majority of over 4,000, is one of the greatest Labour successes. An even greater is that of Mr. Bethell, who replaces Mr. Sinclair in the representation of South Essex. Mr. Sinclair, who is well known as the secretary of the Commercial Committee of the House of Commons, suffers the astonishing turnover of 12,000 votes. The new Member is a brother of Mr. T. R. Bethell; the Member for Maldon. At the last election Mr. Sinclair's majority was just over 3,000, while Mr. Bethell's was nearly 9.000. His enormous poll of 21,000 was quite the largest of the whole country. Mr. Sinclair had offtTed to retire in favour of Mr. Balfour. In view of that fact, his defeat seems doubly unfortunate! George Jacob Holyoake was a strenuous fighter in the cause of the people and their liberties. He lived, at any rate, to see the emergence of the Labour party as a power in the State. He was the founder of Secularism professedly to substitute the piety of usefulness for the usefulness of piety "—and he had much to do with getting the Affirmation Act passed. He asked Mr. Gladstone to let him pay his fine of £ 600.000 for the part he took against "the tax oil .knowledge" in weekly instalments One may recall that memorable lentli of April, 1848, when Prince Louis is LATE MR. HOLYOAI: Napoleon-to whom Mr. Holy- oake refers in his work as the "As- sassin of French liberty" shoul- dered a staff as one of the 1,000 special constables who were enrolled to preserve peace in the metropolis. Mr. Holyoake's birthday, by the bye, was on April 13th, and be had passed away on the eve of his ninetieth vear. He was Secretory to thr British Legation sent out to Garilxildi. and he it was who made the suggestion for the Blue Book, thirty years ago, on the condition of the Industrial Classes in Foreign Countries. His Reminiscences were published twelve months ago; he has written over a dozen other books. His" History of the Co- operative Movement of To-day "—which means of twenty-five years ago—and his Sixty Years of An Agitator's Life are the works for which he is likely to be best kr.own. He is described by one who met J,>, at, Brighton a few years ago as looking no more than sixty. He felt better then, he said, than he did twenty years since. A terrible accident occurred on Sunday to the battleship Aquidaban, near the fort of Jacarepagna, south of Rio. An explo- sion m her powder magazine caused the vessel to sink, giving the crew only three minutes warning. Three hundred men. in- cluding four Rear-Admirals, are reported THE BRAZILIAN BATTLESHIP DISASTER. lost, and only one officer was saved. The Aquidaban was leading a flotilla which was escorting the Minister of Marine and an official party in search of a suitable site for a naval dockyard. The same ship was used by Admiral di Mello when he led the revo- lution in 1894, and she was then sunk and captured in shallow water by the Govern- ment gunboat Sampaio. She was a British- built boat, and was twenty-two years old. At the time of the accident she was carry- ing more than the usual number of people on board, including several officers and others connected with the expedition. In celebration of the centenary of one of the great names of British political his- tory, a volume entitled "William Pitt," by Mr. Charles Whibleit has iur-t been issued. Pitt is best remembered as the Minster who mainly dirpctcd our foreign affairs in the storm and stress of the Napoleonic wavs, and who was Prime Minister at the time of the Battle of THE PITT CENTENARY. Trafalgar. In these days, when the Colonies have risen to such power and im- portance, it is worth while to remember also that he was the founder of New South Wales, the first of our Australian Colonies. His Irish policy drew from Macaulay the tribute: He was the first English Mini- ster who formed great designs for Ireland." A sad tragedy has occurred at a London fire in a house at the back of the Royal Cambridge Theatre, Commercial-street, E. Two or three families occupied the house. On the ground floor was a grocery shop oc- cupied by C. Goldberg, and on the second floor Jacob Wartsky, a Polish Jew, lived with his wife and four young children. He carried on the business of a working em- broiderer. Hearing the alarm. Mrs. Wart- sky picked up the youngest child from the cot and rushed downstairs. Giving the baby into the arms of a neighbour, she CHILDREN SUFFOCATED AT A FIRE. made a determined attempt to reach the top floor, where other children were crying for help. The father dragged his wife back, and tried to go up the blazing staircase, but was prevented by the heat and smoke. The first fireman to gain the stairs made four attempts to force his way up the stair- case, but he found it impossible to get to the upper room. In a few minutes the flames were got under, but when the upper room was reached the three children were found lying on the floor dead. They had died of suffocation. Some men can get a good living by going without food. The Royal Italian Circus, which has completed a two years' stay in London, has just secured a new attraction in Guiseppe Sacco, who will endeavour to
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PAPA (expecting a joyful event): Which would you love most, Georg-ie, a little baby brother or a baby sister ? Georgie: "Oh, neither, dad! make it a little billy-goat to run in harness! Ah! he si^heu, after she had blushmgly whispered "\es" in his bosom. "My own Arabella! Oh! that name's so formal. Surely your friends use some shorter one; some pet name." "Well," she murmured, "the girls at school used to call me Pickle# Mrs. Bondclipper: "Doctor, what do you think is the matter with me?" Doctor: "I am inclined to think that your blood is not pure. jl n nave to give you something- to purify your blood." Mrs. Bondclipper (haughtily): "You are probably not aware that I belong to a good old Norman family." Cecil (sentimentally): "Don't you feel gloomy when the sky is overcast with grey, when the rhythmic rain sounds a dirge upon the roof, and the landscape's beauties are hid by the weepinjr rnist? Hazel (swvotly): "Yes; it's dreadfully annoying. It doos make one's hair come out of curl so. Two gentlemen travelling in a railv/ay carriage between .f/ondon and Brighton differed widely in their views respecting terp-ralare. Immedi- ately after the train started, on" of them pulled up one of the windows and said: "As I feel rather cold, I hope you don't object, to the win- dow being closed?" The other, however, forth- with put it down again, saying, as he did so, I can't sit in a stuffy compartment" Thus they went on till the train reached Croydon, when the guard came to apologise for the broken pane in the window which had caused the disagreement. The travellers had been quarrelling about a win- dow-frame •r-cars to me your mill goes awful slow," said the impatient farmer boy to the miller; "I could eat that meal faster than you grind' it." "How long do you think you could do it, my lad 1 asked the miller. Replied the boy: Till I starved to death." Smith: Brown is getting to be quite absent- minded of late,isn't he?" Jones: "Why, I haven't noticed it." Smith: "Well, he is. The other day he happened to look in a mirror at home, and he asked his wife what she was doing with that fellow's picture in the house." That was a great sermon you preached this morning," said the old churchwarden, "and it was well-timed, too." Yes," rejoined the par- son, with a deep sigh. "I noticed that." "No- ticed what?" asked the puzzled warden. "That several of the congregation looked at their watches frequently," answered the good maD, Iivith another deep sight
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YET ANOTHER FASTING MAN. beat the fasting record of forty-one days by abstaining from food for forty-five days. Such things provide a po ular entertain- t, ment for a public which always appreciate "freaks."