THE LONDON AND PROVINCIAL BANK, LIMITED, CELEBRATES ITS SILVER WEDDING. The ordinary General Meeting of the shareholders of the London and Provincial Bank, Limited, was held on Monday at the Cannon Street Hotel. Mr Richard Mitchell presided. The Directors recom- mended the payment of a dividend of 14 per cent per annum free of income tax, and the carrying forward of £12,029. In calling attention to some of the most salient features of the Bank's accounts, it was shown that the customer's balances are £ 4,829,000, being £470,000 more than this time last year. The profits of the half-year have been £ 110,000 which is jE10,500 of increase, This in- crease had come from the great many little rivulets of the branches-the Metropolitan, the Eastern Counties and the Welsh Branches having con- tributed their quota to the general result. It was pointed out that this £ 10,500 of increase had been earned, despite the fact that the institution had to contend in one of their divisions with competition of a more aggressive character than any previous experience. It may be taken for granted that when a Bank pays anything like 14 per cent it is pretty sure to invite and evoke competition. The chair- man clearly showed the shareholders that they do not complain of that competition so long as it is conducted upon those recognised and honorable principles which have hitherto distinguished banking business, and also said that the strength of the Bank's resources enabled it to give its customers every possible accomodation which they can require upon as favourable terms as can be offered by any Bank which proposes to pay its shareholders a legitimate interest upon their invested capital. The investments now amount to £ 1,759,000. This is an increase of £139,000 on the corresponding Eeriod of last year. The reserve fund is £ 400,000, eing an increase in the year of £ 10,500. This was considered a fair matter for congratulation that any shareholder might put his finger upon that jE400,000 of reserve and say that although there are little short of 400 banks existing in the United Kingdom there are not a dozen which are in a like enviable position. This rosy and cheerful state of affairs produced such an exuberance of spirits that the chairman actually gave vent to his feelings in poetry. He referred to the fact that the officers of the bank, with a zeal and loyalty to the institution as creditable to themselves as it is gratifying to the shareholders determined, to commemorate the 25th year of the bank's existence by a social gathering, and under the presidency of the General Manager, "all went merrily as a marriage bell," and it will form not only to the officers, but also the pro- prietors, one of the pleasures of memory to recall that our officers celebrated this event in the good old English fashion- The staff of the bank all mustered to dine, They ate of good meat and drank of good wine, They uprose round the table and serried in rank, Gave three ringing cheers for success to the bank. The chairman apologised that he should to a grave assemblage of shareholders indulge in a bit of doggerel. He trusted, however, that they would absolve him in consideration of its being what may ,be called "the Silver Wedding of the Bank."
FISH REPORT. The supply of fish landed here this week from the trawling fleet has been fairly good, and consisted of soles, turbot, brill, hake, whiting, gurnets, conger, plaice, bream, sturgeon, ling, cod, ray, &c. The mackerel fishing has been fairly good also, average catch per boat from 3 up to 20 dozen, and selling wholesale at Is. per dozen. The seine fishing indus- try has been very good, and fair catches of salmon, sewin, grey and red mullett, bass, plaice, &c., landed from each boat. One seine boat landed on Tuesday morning nearly 5 cwt of bass beside other fish being the nights catch. Strong wind from the E.S.E., with heavy ground swell. All the trawling fleet are at sea.—July 31, 1889.
YACHT ARRIVALS. During the week the following yachts arrived at Tenby:—"Dewdrop," (yawl), Bryant, Esq., Mil- ford "Moonbeam," (cutter), Dr Hughes, Carmar- then.
LLANDOVERY DOG SHOW. From the report of this show, which was held on Thursday last, we find that in the Sheep Dog Class, any other variety than Colleys, Dr. Lock took 1st prize with champion "Gwen" and 2nd with his puppy "Blue Ruin." In the class for Retrievers, Mr J. Reynolds of St George Street Tenby, took :2nd prize with "British Queen whilst his brother, Mr L. Reynolds of Dowlais, took 1st prize with British Princess," formerly the property of Mr J. Reynolds. Mr George Raper made the awards. The exhibits were in spacious marquees, and there was a very large attendance of the neighbouring gentry and others.
ST. MARGARET'S FAIR. This fair, held under a charter granted to the Corporation by Queen Elizabeth, was opened on Wednesday and will continue for three days. The annual ceremony of opening was this year duly observed, Alderman W. H. Richards, Deputy Mayor, who wore his robes, undertaking the duties in the absence of Mr N. A. Roch, Mayor. The mem- bers of tho Corporation assembled in the Town Hall at 12 noon, where a procession was formed, headed by the Town Crier and Police, two of whom acted as mace bearers. At several points in St. George Street and South Parade the procession halted, and due proclamation made by the Crier that if during the three days "any dispute should arise, a court of pie poudre would be held at the Town Hall, when the same would be redressed by the Mayor and Magistrates sitting therein." The weather being beautifully fine, the procession was wit- nessed by a crowd of persons, many of whom were visitors.
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.
TENBY V. HAVERFORDWEST. This match was played at Haverfordwest on Monday, the 29th of July, and won by Haverford- west by 16 runs. For Tenby Messrs. Spittle, Thomas, and H. T. Smyth were chief scorers; for Haverfordwest, Messrs. Saunders and Mathias. HAVERFORDWEST. C Saunders st Pulling b Berkeley- 22 H James b Thomas 5 F Mathias c Taylor b Smyth 27 W Roberts I b w b Thomas 6 R T P Williams c Teal bTaylor. 0 C Price b Smyth 4 — Hammond c Pulling b Thomas 9 Boswell lb w b Smyth 2 S Davies c H T Smyth b FSmyth. 4 S W Phillips run out. 1 H Stephens not out 1 Extras 10 91 Second innings scored 24 115 TENBY. F Spittle c Stephens b Boswell 32 W Thomas c Saunders b Williams. 11 Lieut Taylor c Hammond b Williams 0 F Smyth c & b Boswell 2 H T Smyth c & b Boswell 11 J Thornton b Roberts 7 Capt Teale st Saunders b Roberts 1 W D Pulling c Williams b Boswell 3 Col Lewes c Price b Roberts 0 N Trower b Boswell 0 R Berkeley not out 0 Extras 9 75
TENBY V. BRYNECAUR. Played at Tenby on Saturday, July 27th. Won by Tenby by 34 runs. Messrs. F. T. Smyth, Thomas and Berkeley batted well for the home team for the Brynecaur team Messrs. Samuel and Buckley were the chief scorers. TENBY. Mr Henderson I b w b H Buckley. 0 W Thomas b Buckley 16 F T Smyth b Rees 24 W D Pulling b H Buckley 0 H T Smyth not out 8 G Logan b Samuel 12 L R Wood c Buckley b Samuel 0 Col Lewes b Rees 0 R Berkeley run out 22 Mr Sawyer b H Buckley 3 Extras 22 108 Second innings Tenby scored 93 201 BRYNECAUR. E Jones b F T Smyth 1 J Rees b W Thomas 2 R E Jones b F T Smyth 2 H Samuel c Thomas b Berkeley. 26 H Buckley b Thomas 7 W Alabster c Col Lewes b Smyth 0 J A Buckley not out. 16 J H Gale c & b Thomas 0 J D Thomas b Thomas 0 E W Jones b Thomas 8 T W Raphael b Thomas 0 Extras 12 74 Second innings Brynecaur scored 62 136
THE SWANSEA HORSE SHOW.- The Swansea Horse Show will be held in the Victoria Park adjacent to the shore of Swansea Bay on Wednesday and Thursday August 14th and 15th, and there is every prospect that it will be one of the most successful exhibits of horses ever held in South Wales. Six hundred pounds are to be given away in prizes and the best competitions are open to all comers. Others are confined to owners in South Wales and Mon- mouthshire and there are several novelties. For instance, there will be a four-in-hand competition, and tandem teams prizes. Special train arrange- ments are made for the show, and cheap tickets will be issued from most of the stations in South Wales and Monmouthshire and the West of England. Single fee entries close on August 1st, and double fee entries on the 8th. HOLLOWAY'S OINTMENT AND PILLS.—Notable Facts-Intense heat augments the annoyance of skin disease and encourages the development of febrile disorders; therefore they should, as they can be, removed by those detergent and purifying preparations. In stomach complaints, liver affec- toins, pains and spasms of the bowels, Holloway's Ointment well rubbed over the affected part imme- diately gives the greatest ease, prevents congestion and inflammation, checks the threatening diarrhcea, and averts incipient cholera. The poorer inhabi- tants of large cities will find these remedies to be their best friend when any pestilence rages, or when from unknown causes eruptions, boils, abscesses, or ulcerations point out the presence of taints or impurities within the system, and call for instant and effective curative medicines. On Wednesday afternoon some children were playing around Cyfarthfa Pond, Merthyr, when a little girl named Allen got beyond her depth. In response to the screams for help, Robert Sampson, a carpenter, who was passing by, gallantly jumped into the water. He failed, however, to rescue the child, and, becoming exhausted himself, he was drowned before assistance could be rendered. Both bodies have been recovered. A shocking case of matricide occurred in the west end of Glasgow on Saturday night, a mother being shot by her son, a volunteer in the 1st Lanark Regi- ment. It appears that Hugh Livingstone Paterson, aged 21, came home to 295, West Campbell-street, and had hot been in the house long when he quarrelled with his widowed mother about some food which had been prepared for him. Another son, who was in the house, failed to smooth matters for in the midst of the high words Hugh rushed for his Martini-Henry rifle, and, loading it, threatened he would shoot his mother. In his anger he raised the gun to his side and fired. The bullet entered the old lady's body and she fell groaning. The other brother, crying, "You have killed my mother," rushed for a doctor, who arrived only just in time to see the woman expire. Later in the evening Hugh Paterson was apprehended. The deceased, who was 65 years of age, was a highly respectable woman.
I hear that Mr Clement Williams of Edgbaston, a gentleman well known in Tenby for his liberality, has just become the owner of the beautiful resi- dence at Penally known as Penally House, for- merly in the occupation of Mr John Forbes. I am sure that the villagers, no less than the residents of Tenby, will be glad to known that they will have in their close neighbourhood a gentleman who has succeeded, during the many years he has been a visitor to Tenby in making many friends, and now that he is about to take up permanently his abode amongst them, will make many more. m Visitors who are fond of fishing (and who amongst them are not) can now obtain some excellent sport in the Bay mackerel booking. I was on the Pier yesterday when the boats re- turned, and nearly all of them had excellent catches. I now allude of course to the fishermen who follow this branch of the fishing industry as a means of livelihood; but there are plenty of boat- men who will gladly hire their boats for the pur- pose, find plenty of tackle for use, and take the visitors to places where good fishing can be ob- tained. Given a fine morning and a fair breeze, I know nothing more appetizing than a sail before breakfast mackerel hooking. « w # An al fresco entertainment, looked forward to with much interest by the residents of St. Florence, will take place on Wednesday next in the pretty grounds of Elm Grove, the residence of Dr Kendal. As the object is the further restoration of the singularly beautiful little village church, I wish the fete all the success that it can attain, and can confidently advise any visitors, if they should desire to spend a half-day profitably and with a good object, they cannot do better than visit the village on the above day. From Manorbier Station it is an easy walk, or plenty of conveyances can be had cheap from Teaby. • The village is one of the earliest Flemish settle- ments on this line of coast, and the remains of many ancient houses are still to be seen. The Earls of Pembroke in their palmy days had a park here, walled, and its enclosure may still be traced. Altogether the village is a remarkable one. To- wards the end of the last century boats were known to have gone up to the village from Tenby through the valley. In recent years this has apparently risen above its former level, as to reach St. Florence by water in these days would be an impossible task. Visitors should not miss the opportunity of visiting the church, which they will find worthy of inspection. » If I may judge by the number of natives that came out yesterday to view the Deputy Mayor all gorgeous in crimson and ermine," the annual little pageant of opening St. Margaret's Fair in state by the Corporation has lost none of its popularity. Headed by the mace bearers and a posse of police, the perambulation of the different streets wherein the fair is held was duly made to the evident satisfaction of Tenbyites who thronged the street corners, and in their anxiety to hear the proclamation duly made, good temperedly jostled the worthy Aldermen and Councillors, and laughed and cheered alternately, until the procession passed out of sight. To judge by Wednesday's proceed- ings St. Margaret's Fair has a lot of vitality left. » Amongst the visitors to Tenby this week has been Mr Thomas Purnell—"Q" of the Hornet and Judy-who holds a foremost place amongst the literary men of the day in London. Mr Purnell has been in delicate health for some months, but a visit to his native county, after a lapse of more than thirty years, has to some extent set him up again. Absence from home had circumscribed his many friends in Tenby; but those who only knew him by reputation were glad to make his acquaintance in person. He returns to town rein- vigorated in health, and with a knowledge that he has made many friends amongst the generation sprung up since he was last in this neighbourhood. m Mr Robert Symons, photographer, professes to have made a discovery. He has struck ile." The Shah is to be observed on Fort St Catherine daily, albeit that distinguished heathen" has left our shores. The general public will be let into the secret upon duly shelling out" and becoming the owner of a photograph of the island. The discoverer assures me it is not a mirage! ik The almo. t daily frequency with which picnic parties make exursions to Tenby is a healthy sign of healthier times. Members of choirs, employes in shops and works, and groups of friends and ac- quaintances, now take their holiday enjoyments in the open air of the country, or seaside, under cir- cumstances which cannot but secure their highest well-being. How much better to picnic out in the midst of some beautiful natural scenery, lighted by genial sunshine, abd purified by the freshest of fresh air, than to wander about the streets of a town or city where smoke hides the sky, where sightseeing is wearisome, and where recourse is too often had to the public-house. For men and boys who spend their lives in hot and stifling works and factories, and for women and children who pass the greater part of their time in stuffy homes and crowded school-rooms, nothing can be so great or so beneficial a change as a day in the open air in Tenby. It cannot but have effect of a most humanising and refining and strengthening kind on the lives and homes of the people, and therefore such excursions deserve to be encouraged in every possible way. TATTLER.
TENBY COTTAGE HOSPITAL.-Number of beds, 7 patients discharged during past week, 0 patients admitted during past week, 1; total number in hospital, I.-August 1, 1889. COTTAGE HOSPITAL.-The Committee acknow- ledge with thanks the following subscription:—Mrs M. E. Welch, 10s.—JOHN LEWIS, Hon. Sec. and Treasurer.
To the Editor of the Tenby Observer. SIR,-It is with much regret I learn there is at present no intention to hold a regatta here this season. I am sure many of the visitors will be much disappointed and I believe that funds might be obtained without much trouble (especially if the inhabitants would consent to close the Castle Hill for the day). I have mentioned the subject to several people and have found them all, without exception, in favour of having a regatta and, what is more, ready to subscribe towards it. As Horace says-" Quaerenda pecunia primum.Yours, &c., WINTHROP G. WELCH. 3, Esplanade, Tenby, 31st July, 1889.
To the Editor of the Tenby Obserier. SIR,-Those who have not studied eastern reli- gion, or have formed their ideas from the writings of Max Miiller, the famous Sanskrit scholar, are apt to think Nirvana is an equivalent for annihila- tion. This notion is entirely erroneous, or as viewed by the Easterns, Nirvana is a state of perfect knowledge, perfect bliss. It is the dissociation of all substances, merged after a life cycle into the latency of their primary conditions. It is the luminous but bodiless shadow of the matter that was, or the realm of negativeness wherein the active forces of the universe lie latent during their period of rest. In common with Buddhism and Brahmanism, theosophy teaches man's divine origin, and shows how he is again absorbed into the divine at the end of the path of births and rebirths. Colonel Olcott speaks of Moksha (Nirvana) as the state of abstract spiritual existence, and theosophy tells us that our personalities die out; that even our souls (being substance though ethereal) must ultimately perish, and nothing remain except that part of man which most philosophers call spirit- perfect, changeless, eternal. But before people grasp this idea they must be led up to it-must learn the distinction between the personal and individual ego,-and examine the theory of re-incarnation, Karma, evolution and in- volution, &c., &c. For the assistance of enquirers Madame Blavatsky is now publishing a small book called "Key to Theosophy," price 5s. Her wonderful book, the "Secret Doctrine," costs two guineas, but is well worth the money.-I am, &c., ALICE F. MALCOLM. Tenby, July 27, 1889.
To the Editor of the Tenby Observer. SIR,-Can you tell me why the Church bells were not rung on Saturday last, on the occasion of the Royal Marriage, or why no bunting was displayed on the Castle Hill?—Yours, &c., A LOYAL SUBJECT. Tenby, July 29, 1889.
To the Editor of the Tenby Observer. SIR,—I always read with interest your tem- perance notes, and I was very pleased to read your report of the United Temperance Demonstration. The present seems such a favourable time that I crave a short space to suggest that some action should grow out of the united feeling which so happily exists. Is it not possible to form an elec- toral association of the temperance voters in the borough 1 If so, now before men's judgment be- comes warped in the heat of party conflict is the time to do it. The temperance vote in Tenby seems to be an unheard of quantity in political cal- culations. The present member for the Pembroke Boroughs has certainly not distinguished himself by his over zealous advocacy of our cause, and no attempt is made to lead him into the better way. Though an angel plead the cause in the House it would not affect the division. It is outside we must convert our aspiring legislators. On the other side, when the Liberal party at its annual and, I presume, official meeting adopted the Nottingham programme," and the after dinner or supper orators expounded the various tenets of the Liberal creed, the most pressing question of our time was not even alluded to. Now, had we a well organised temperance vote which had to be reckoned with, surely our very reasonable claims to legislation would obtain a hearing. If there existed throughout the country a party as well organised and deter- mined as the Irish party-for whether we agree with or differ from them we must admire the deter- mined and persistent manner in which they have kept their question to the front-the Government would never have been able to so quietly shelve the "Sunday Closing Bill." And why should we not have such a party? We are fighting for an in- finitely higher principle than Home Rule. Again, when a new licence is applied for in Tenby, the temperance organisations are practically inarticulate. The opposition to the Railway Com- pany's annual application has been left to the sel- fishness of "the trade," the strongest and, as far as I know, the only action of the temperance party being a resolution of the Good Templar Lodge. It may be, probably is, felt that our cause is so just and righteous that its triumph is assured, and it is well we should feel confident, but that does not excuse us from doing our duty. Our greatest orator has beautifully said, "Reading my Bible, I have come to the conclusion that when human agency can do no more, then God does the work. At the tomb of Lazarus Christ said, Take away the stone He might have removed it, but he saw fit to use human instrumentality. They rolled away the stone, but they could do no more, they stood by while Jesus spoke incipient putrefaction quivered and trembled into life, and Lazarus came forth. It was the power of God that raised the dead but human agency removed the stone. I trust the present opportunity will not be allowed to pass without an attempt being made to form the united temperance societies into a powerful human agency to roll away this mighty stone which holds imprisoned so many thousands of our fellow mor- tals.—I am, &c., 13, South Street, Bromley. IW. P. BEVAN.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS MARRIED. On July 29th, at S. Mary's Church, Tenby, by the Rev. F. Ball, M.A., Rector of Begelly, Thomas Randle, younger son of John Dawkins, Avallenau, Haverfordwest, to Clara Vaughan, second daughter of C. V. S. Bennett, M.R.C.S., Kensington House, Haverfordwest. DIED. On the 26th inst., at Bank House, High Street, Tenby, Elizabeth, wife of Mr Richard Jenkins, bootmaker, aged 76 years.