PEMBROKESHIRE ASSIZES. His Lordship, Mr Justice Mathew, arrived in Haverfordwest on Saturday evening, and was met by the High Sheriff, Captain Higgon of Scolton Mr Eaton Evans, the deputy-sheriff; and a con- tingent of the constabulary. His Lorship proceeded to the Shire Hall and formally opened the assize. On Sunday morning he attended Divine service at St. Mary's Church, the service being conducted by the vicar, the Rev. C. F. Harrison. The sermon was preached by the Sheriff's chaplain, the Rev. Mr Lloyd, formerly rector of Wiston, Pembrokeshire.
THE TRIAL OF PRISONERS. On Monday the following gentlemen were sworn on the grand jury for the countyMr O. H. B. Stokes (foreman), St. Botolph's Mr John Beynon, Trewern Mr O. H. W. George, Plascrwn; Mr G. David Harries, Llanunwas; Colonel Lambton, Brownslade Mr Edward Laws, Tenby Mr Henry Leach, Corston; Mr Charles Mathias, Lamphey; Mr G. L. Owen, Withybush; Mr F. L. L. Philipps, Pentypark; Mr Lewis Samson, Scotchwells; Colonel Saurin, Orielton Mr John Worthington, Glynamel; Mr G. H. Walters, Harroldston Mr Edward Vaughan, Fernhill. THE CHARGE TO THE GRAND JURY. His Lordship, in charging the grand jury for the county, said it was a great pleasure to him to be able on this occasion, as on two former occasions, to congratulate them on the almost entire absence of crime. Such a state of things was highly credit- able to the county, and showed that Pembrokeshire still sustained the reputation of being a law-abiding county. BURGLARY. Michael Doherty, 38, labourer, was charged with breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Martha Edwardes, of Saundersfoot, and stealing one pair of boots, value 6s. The prisoner pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to one month's hard labour. A SOLDIER'S CRIME. John Tracey, an artilleryman, was indicted for having on the 1st of July, 1889, broken into the house of Harriett John, of Pembroke, and stealing therefrom a quantity of jewellery. Prisoner pleaded guilty, and said that he committed the offence in order to be discharged from the army. His Lord- ship sentenced prisoner to one month with hard labour. FALSE PRETENCES AT TENBY. William Thompson was indicted for having on the 3rd instant obtained from Miss M. Ellen James the sum of 3s. by false pretences. The jury re- turned a verdict of guilty, and His Lordship sen- tenced prisoner to 14 days' hard labour. This case concluded the criminal business.
CIVIL BUSINESS. JAMES V. SHAW. In this action the plaintiff, Mr Owen James of Cardigan, sued the defendant, William Shaw, for £ 387 17s. on a bond of £ 250, with interest. Mr Abel Thomas appeared for the plaintiff. The de- fendant did not put in a defence. The jury re- turned a verdict for the plaintiff with costs. THE ALLEGED TRESPASS AT BARN LAKE. This was an appeal by the Great Western Rail- way Company against the decision of Justices Cave and Wills given in the Court of Chancery in the above case. The case had been heard several times before the magistrates at Haverfordwest, who ulti- mately convicted the defendants. The defendants afterwards carried the case to the Court of Chancery, and the decision of the magistrates was quashed, Justices Cave and Wills deciding that the magis- trates had no jurisdiction. Several witnesses were examined on behalf of the defendants to prove that they had frequently used the-path in question, and to further show that the road provided as a sub- stitute by the company was at various states of the wind and tide not available, and even dangerous to those who tried to use it. Justice Manisty in giving judgment said it had been established beyond all doubt that people were in the habit of going in boats across the pill and landing at whichever place they wanted to go to. It was, to his mind, quite clear that previous to the passing of the company's act of 1852 the public had a clear right to pass over this pill. The question to be decided was whether the defendants were trespassers over the plaintiffs' land or not. He (his lordship) was clearly of opinion that they were not. It might be that the company as Mr Asquith had said, would, if they constructed a bridge so as to give all the Barnlake people a means of getting to the Neyland side, hereafter have the case re-opened, because if the other roads were public, and they only made provision for the public to cross one, it would be within the power of any unscrupulous person to cause the company annoyance at any future time. He (his lordship) could not, however, believe that the public would be such fools as to go and endanger their lives by going over the other places where there was no bridge. The company had not made any provision for the public excepting the public landing slip, which he (the learned judge) was clearly of opinion could not by implication be held to be a substitute for the paths leading from Barnlake Pill.—Judgment for defendants, with costs.
STAR OF TENBY LODGE, No. 8.—Weekly session, held on Monday evening last in the Baptist Chapel School-room. Lodge was opened in due form. A goodly number of members, including one visi- tor, were present. Final arrangements for the forthcoming demonstration were completed. All members of the order are requested to meet at the Presbyterian Chapel at 5.45 p.m. on Thursday. A cordial welcome will be given to any Good Templar visitors. An impromptu programme having been rendered, lodge was closed at 9.30 p.m.
LOCAL AND OTHER NOTES. From Thursday in last week until the small hours of Sunday, a portion of the pavement in Lower Frog Street was completely covered with a quantity of miscellaneous household goods, the property of an evicted lodger from one of the cot- tages near. It appears the said lodger had become refractory and the tenant adopted this summary mode of getting rid of her; doubtless satisfactory to the tenant, but decidedly inconvenient to the public. Why these things should have been al- lowed to remain for three days in an important thoroughfare I cannot understand, and what is more, I do not believe they would have been so allowed under the old regime. The temperance party are showing signs of activity. What I suppose may be termed a demonstration in the face of the enqmy on a large scale, will be made this evening, and will I.. consist of a procession of the various temperance organizations in the town, augmented by non- members who are abstainers. They will peram- bulate the town and return to the Royal As- sembly Rooms, where a great public meeting will be held. Speeches will be delivered suitable to the occasion and fresh pledges solicited. I cor- dially wish the demonstrators fine weather and a good time. *„* I hear that Captain Elgee, H.M. Inspector of Constabulary, will hold his annual inspection of the Tenby force on Saturday next, at the Town Hall. This will afford an opportunity for the Tenby people who are dissatisfied with the existing arrangements for watching the borough, to ap- proach the inspector and urge their claims for additional police. Every borough with a popula- tion of 5000 is entitled to one policeman for every 1000 of population. I apprehend there would not be much difficulty in showing that Tenby has a claim for the maximum number. I do not pretend to anticipate what will be the decision of the Inspector in regard to the lock-up arrangements at present in existence; but from former expressions of opinion by that officer, there is no difficulty in making a pretty shrewd guess. Over and over again in his reports to head- quarters he has condemned the existing cells. These reports have been solemnly brought up for consideration, debated by the Town Council, and there the matter ended. I apprehend it will no longer be so. The County Council will be com- pelled to take it up, and whether we have addi- tional police or not, it is pretty certain we shall have a new police station. « With the Band came the long expected and much-to-be-desired rain, so that the Tenbyites were disappointed in their anticipated pleasure of hearing the Band on Tuesday, the day on which they undertook to commence their engagement. The weather on Wednesday morning was again un- favourable and prevented the Band from entering upon their duties, but in the evening it cleared, and they performed in the Square. From the opinions I hear expressed by capable musicians, I believe the committee have secured the services of good instrumentalists, which, after they have had the opportunity of playing together a few times, will make an excellent Band. I hear that Miss Bright has again given the use of the Royal Assembly Rooms for wet evenings, when the same are disengaged ♦ » Another new steamer has been added to the passenger service of the Bristol Channel, but I fear that Tenby will not participate in the advan- tages that Ilfracombe will, from frequent visits of this steamer. The Lady Gwendoline is the name of the latest addition to the service, and she is from all I hear, a magnificent boat. Her total length is 220 feet; she has a beam of 23 feet, and depth of hold 9 feet 6 inches. On her trial trip the registered speed attained was 17i knots per hour. So that she will be able to make the passages from Cardiff to Ilfracombe in about two hours. Her promenade deck is 120 feet, and besides this ad- vantage she has two deck saloons for the comfort and convenience of her passengers. I believe that during the season the Lady Gwendoline will make one or two voyages to Tenby. In reference to the passenger steam service the Board of Trade have made some new and very important rules with respect to saving life at sea. The passenger steamers which ply in the Bristol Channel are licensed to carry in some instances more than six hundred passengers, and yet none of these vessels are provided with more than three boats, and it is clear that none of them could carry enough boats to accommodate all the passengers The Board of Trade recognises this difficulty. While it is not practicable for a ship of this divi- sion to carry approved boats or approved life- rafts, the deficiency so caused may be made up by the supply of an equivalent number of approved buoyant deck seats or other approved buoyant deck-fittings to the satisfaction of the Board of Trade officer. Ships of this division must also carry life-belts suitable for being worn on the per- son, so that there may be at least one for each person on board the ship. I believe the Waverley is permitted to carry as many as eight hundred people between Bristol and Cardiff So the owners will have to provide themselves with the same number of life-buoys. But these rules do not come into force until March, 1890. » » I have observed lately several model yachts in the windows of Tenby tradesmen. Perhaps it was in consequence of this that an esteemed correspon- dent sent. me a Scarborough paper with an account of the model inter-club match at the above place for the eastern coast challenge shield, and suggests that a large pond or sheet of water should be formed on the Marsh with the object of getting up model yacht races at Tenby. The idea is un- doubtedly a good one, and possibly the formation of a Tenby Club would add to the other attrac- tions of the place. Will some one take it up? From the appearance of tradesmen's windows there is evidently no lack of models in the town. The contest for the vacant seat in West Car- marthenshire has begun in earnest and will be watched with interest. Mr Hugh H. J. Williams- Drummond, brother of Sir James H. Williams- Drummond. of Edwinsford, Llansawel, is the Con- servative candidate; the Gladstonite being Mr J. Lloyd Morgan, barrister. Both candidates have been well received in the different centres where they have already addressed meetings; but of the ultimate result, of course nothing can be said. The largeness of the majority obtained by Mr Powell at the last election almost precludes the possi- bility of a victory for the Tories, but they believe they will very considerably reduce that majority when the result of the ballot is made known. TATTLER.
PEMBROKE TOWN COUNCIL. The monthly meeting was held on Tuesday afternoon, presided over by Mr J. N. Trayler, Mayor.-It was decided to again write to the War Department for permission to bore for water on their land at Pembroke Dock.—Dr Wall's motion relative to the rating of tithes was referred to the water committee to report to the council at their next meeting.—Mr Michael Carroll was appointed bailiff to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Mr James Panton.-A letter was read from Mrs W. E. Seccombe offering her late husband's mayor's robe as a gift to the corporation in memory of their late mayor. This was accepted, and a letter thanking Mrs Seccombe was ordered to be sent to that lady. -Petitions in favour of intermediate education and Sunday-closing for England were signed by the mayor.
SHOCKING FATALITIES AT ABERCARN. Two fatalities occurred at Abercarn on Tuesday, in which two men hailing from the Forest of Dean were the victims. The first case was that of a young man named Brown, who was emp ioyed at Celynen Colliery. He was in the act of cutting a piece of coal in his stall when a huge lump fell, striking him on the head and killing him instantly. Some of the men working in the district in which the poor fellow lost his life left off work and con- veyed the corpse to his lodgings. Among the number who assisted was a man named John Biddes, apparently of the age of 50, whose wife and family reside at Tibbscross, near Littledean, Gloucestershire, who had been employed at Celynen Colliery for some years past. After conveying the corpse of Brown home he (Biddes) went to his lodgings at Spiteful-row, Abercarn, and changed, returning to the village of Abercarn to while away the time. About 2.30 in the afternoon he wended his way back to his lodgings by way of Abercarn Colliery, and had to cross the sidings of the latter. In doing so he was caught by the wagons of timber that were being shunted by the colliery locomotive. Four of the wagons passed over him, his body being literally cut into pieces. Being a stranger at Abercarn Colliery the corpse was conveyed to the Gloch, where it was subsequently identified. Biddes leaves a widow and seven children.
THE ACCIDENT TO A BALLOONIST. Signor Ballini, the aeronaut, who ascended with Higgins and Miss de Voy, parachutists, at Leicester on Saturday night, has arrived in Leicester seriously injured. When Higgins and his companion left the balloon it shot up to a height of seven thousand feet, and expanded considerably. Descending, Ballini got into a cooler atmosphere, and the balloon collapsed, falling to the ground like a rocket. Ballini was hurt by the concussion, and the silk and the network falling on him, he was nearly suffocated. When found by some excur- sionists near Gaulby, twelve miles from Leicester, he was unconscious, and medical aid was summoned. Eventually it was deemed best to bring him back to Leicester, where he is now lying at the Red Cow Hotel, attended by a doctor. His legs are badly bruised and swollen, and he is suffering from shock to the system, but hopes to fulfil an engagement at Birmingham on Saturday.
PAINTING, SPRING CLEANING, &C.—Stain and var- nishes for floors in bottles. Varnish for furniture cleaning. Enamel paint at 8d. per tin. Enamel brushes, best make, 3d. each. Good assortment of enamel paints kept in stock of the different makers. A splendid stock of house, carpet and other brushes; a large stock of general iron- mongery at the lowest market prices. All kinds of tin, copper, zinc and iron goods made and re- paired on the premises. Paints, any shade, mixed ready for use by WM. BELT, Furnishing and General Ironmonger, Gas Fitter. Plumber, Glazier, &c., 15, Frog Street, Tenby. Wire Netting! Wire Netting! Wire Netting! for One Penny per yard. Fifty yards of Wire Netting, 2ft. wide, for 4/3. Enamel and other Paints at equally low prices, at W. BELT'S, Iron- monger, Frog Street, Tenby. MESSRS. ALLSOPPS, Limited, are now sending out, through their agent, Mr George Chiles, Wine Merchant, High Street, their March Brewings in 9 and 18 gall. casks from 9s. and upwards also their their Light Dinner Ale and India Pale in pints and half-pints, at 2s., 3s. and 4s. per doz., all in prime condition. Guinness's Stout in firkins and bottle; Sole Agent for the Bann Irish Whisky; Dunville and Kinahan's Gordon and Smith's Glenlivet, Begg's Lochnager, Ackerman Law- rence's Royal and Brut Royal Champagnes. Hen- nessy and Martell's Old Brandies. Sole Agent for Maxgregor's Carlowitz Clarets and Millar and Co.'s British Wines.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS ,r BIRTH. On the 22nd ultimo, at Rosedale Abbey, York- shire, the wife of Francis J. H. Lascelles, of a son. DIED. On the 5th inst., at Rosedale Abbey, Yorkshire, Alice, the beloved wife of Francis J. H. Lascelles, and daughter of George Griffiths, late of Sydney N.S.W. On the 6th inst., at Tenby, Walter Cotten, aged 19 years. On the 6th inst., at New Hedges, near Tenby, James Hughes, aged 71 years. On the 8th of July, in London, Henry Archer Grimston, Lieutenant (h. p.) Royal Navy, second son of John Grimston, of Neswick, Esq., in the county of York, aged 52 years. On the 6th inst., at Lancaster Buildings, Tenby, Mrs Jane Jones, aged 84 years.
TOWN COUNCIL. A special meeting of the Town Council was held In the Council Chamber, on Thursday, the 4th July. PresentThe Mayor (Mr N. A. Roch); Aldermen R. Jenkins, J. Rogers and R. Venning; Councillors J. A. Jenkins, D. A. Reid, W. Williams, J. Griffiths, J. B. Hughes, J. K. Buckley and J. Leach. THE MINUTES. The minutes of the last meeting having been read were confirmed. THE PURCHASE OF POTTER'S FIELD. On the motion of Mr W. Williams, seconded by Dr Reid, the seal of the Urban Sanitary Authority was ordered to be affixed to the purchase of Potter's Field for JE900. WATER SUPPLY. The Town Clerk having read the draft mortgage to the Public Works Loan Commissioners for JE352 for works of additional water supply, it was pro- posed by Dr. Reid, and seconded by Mr J. Leach, that the same be approved. Carried. TENDERS FOR LAYING WATER PIPES. The Corporation having advertised for tenders for laying pipes in the St. Florence valley, the following were opened: Mr W. Davies, Culver Park. J6184 0 0 Mr James Fisher, Frog Street £ 195 0 0 The Town Clerk having read the specification in connection with this work, it was Proposed by Mr J. A. Jenkins, and seconded by Alderman Venning, that the tender of Mr William Davies be accepted, subject to bis finding two sureties for the due fulfilment of the contract, in accordance with the custom of the Corporation. Carried. SANITARY COMMITTEE. The Town Clerk then read the report of the Sanitary Committee, when it was Proposed by the Mayor, and seconded by Alder- man Venning, that the report of the committee be accepted so far as the same related to what is pro- posed to be done on the Marsh Road, and as to the cleaning the mouth of the sewer near the Slaughter-houses and the goods station. Carried. FIRE BRIGADE COMMITTEE. The report of the Fire Brigade Committee having been read, it was agreed on the motion of Mr J. A. Jenkins, seconded by Dr. Reid, that the committee be authorised to do what they think necessary for carrying out the recommendations in the report. THE LANDING SLIP. The Town Clerk reported that the Board of Trade had sanctioned the proposed extension of the landing slip at the Castle Hill. It was agreed that the Quay Committee be autho- rised to obtain for the Surveyor any assistance he may require during the construction of the slip. THE POLICE. Mr J. A. Jenkins having drawn attention to the statement made by the Home Secretary in the House of Commons that non-county Boroughs will be entitled to receive from the County Council half the cost of the police from the 1st October, 1888, to the 1st April, 1889, it was decided that the Town Clerk write the Home Secretary and ascer- tain whether this Borough will be paid one half of the police expenses from the County Council. The meeting then broke up.
TENBY V. PEMBROKE. Match played at Tenby on Thursday, 4th July. Score: TENBY CLUB. F Oldfield b James 12 Colonel Lewes c and b Sinnett 0 C Swale run out. 10 W D Pulling run out 39 H T Smyth b Tylden 37 Lieutenant J H Henderson b James. 0 F Gregory b Sweeney 5 Mark Trower b Sweeney 3 T-Lewis b Sweeney 0 ft C "Walcott not out 2 Berkeley b Tylden 19 Extras 17 144 PEMBROKE CLUB. J Rowlands c Swale b Berkeley. 4 Captain Tylden run out 11 A P Lewis b Swale 2 W James c Oldfield b Berkeley. 2 A Sweeney c Oldfield b Berkeley. 6 J Rowlands not out 4 T Sinnett b Berkeley 17 L Adams b Berkeley. 0 F Vaughan b Swale 0 G Hooks b Swale 4 Adams b Swale. 1 Extras 15 66
TENBY V. LLANELLY. Match played at Llanelly on Saturday, 6th July. In this match Tenby went in first on a splendid wicket, but gave an extremely poor batting display, which was very disappointing, as it was understood Mr Smyth had got together a strong eleven in order to add another victory to those already won this season. Score: TENBY CLUB. Major Roebuck, D.C.L.I., c Cummings b Powell 4 Rev W Garner b Powell 3 —ThomaabPowell 2 Lieutenant G Rawlinson, D.C.L.I., c Cummings b Shoesmith 5 C Swale b Powell 4 W D Pulling b Shoesmith 5 Captain Teale, D.C.L.I., c Samuel b Powell 0 H T Smyth not out — — 7 F Smyth b Powell 0 Lieutenant B Norris, D C.L.I b Powell 0 Berkeley b Powell 0 30 LLANELLY CLUB. John Howells b Thomas. 10 J Lewis b Swale ••• H fShoesmith b Swale 6 F Cummings b Thomas 1 GJoneabThomas 0 D Samuel b Thomas 0 G Watkins b Thomas 12 D Williams c Roebuck b Thomas 4 E Trubshaw not out 6 E J Powell b Swale 4 .J :ijevan b. Swale. 4 Extras 12 70
RAILWAY ACCIDENT NEAR WHITLAND. On Saturday evening the down Severn Tunnel express train due at Whitland at five p.m. narrowly escaped being wrecked about one mile before reaching Whitland Station. When coming out of the tunnel, and turning a sharp curve, the train ran at full speed into a drove of cattle, which were at the time being driven across the line by a lad be- longing to Mr. Lewis, of Great Pale. Three of the cows were killed instantly, and another was injured. The dead bodies were carried for 30 yards entangled underneath the train and mangled up into a mass of flesh and bones. The passengers experienced a severe shaking and not a little fright. The driver applied the patent brake and stopped the train as quickly as possible, but finding that no material damage had been done to the engine or carriages, the train at once proceeded again on its journey. Mr. Burgess, stationmaster, immediately tcok a break-down gang to the scene of the accident, and cleared the line as quickly as possible, so that the up mail train was started after only a short delay.