WILLIAM LEWIS, DRAPER, MILLINER, GLOVER, HOSIER, HATTER, CARPET WAREHOUSEMAN, ETC., Invites special attention to his variety of Stock and also the quality. DRESS MATERIALS GARIBALDIS CLOAKS HATS UMBRELLAS CURTAINS CORTICENE JACKETS JERSEYS SILK HANDKERCHIEFS CAPS GLOVES FLOOR CLOTHS RUGS SKIRTS MACKINTOSHES UNDERCLOTHING SUNSHADES SASHES LINOLEUMS MATS Large Stock of Welsh Shawls, Whittles, Flannels, Shirtings and Turnovers; also Silk Shawls and Wool Wraps. T-A-ILOIR/Xlisra- 3, WHITE Xjionsr STREET. FAMILY MOURNING. FUNERALS FURNISHED. NOTE THE ADDRESS- (Four Doors below Royal Gate House Hotel), MILFORD HOUSE, NORTON, TENBY.' r.,¿I FURNISHED APARTMENTS. Comfortable 8 Room Unfurnished House with usual offices. Garden. Good situation. Rent £24.
S. MARY'S CHURCH, TENBY SUNDAY, August 8th. 8 a.m.-Service, Woodward in Eb; Hymns, 323, 183, 322, 187. Matins at 11.—Preacher—Rev G. Stone, M.A., Principal of the Missionary College, Dorchester. Evensong at 6 p.m.-Service, Garrett in F Preacher -Rev G. E. Warlow. A. F. M. CTTSTAWCE, OrganÜt if Choirmaster.
PEMBROKE FLOWER SHOW. The annual flower show was held in the spacious market house at Pembroke on Tuesday (the same day as the horse Show) and proved a great success. There were about 600 entries, and the quality of the exhibits was of a very high order. Decorative plants were kindly lent by Lord Cawdor, Stackpole; Colonel Saurin, Orielton; Mr George LI. Griffiths, and others, and the arrangements of the show were all that could be desired. Messrs Crighton (Brownslade) and French (Orielton) were the judges, and gave every satisfaction. Mr John Thomas acted as secretary. The volunteer band was in attendance. >
GRAND FETE AND FANCY BAZAAR AT ST. FLORENCE. The pretty village of St. Florence, which occu- pies a dell in the centre of the valley of the same name, situated about five miles from Tenby, was yesterday en fete. Flags fluttered from the old church tower, the village looked its brightest and best, and the villagers themselves seemed stirred and moved about with more than customary energy, indicating that something un- usual was about to take place. The occasion of all this light-heartedness was a Fete and Fancy Bazaar announced to held in the pretty grounds of Elm Grove, the residence of Dr. Kendall, in aid of the further restoration of St. Florence Church, one of the most interesting (but probably one of the least known to visitors to Tenby) of the many curious churches in the neighbourhood. The reason of its being comparatively unknown is probably due to the fact that St. Florence has nothing to attract in the way of an ancient castle, or grand old baronial residence, like Manorbier, Carew or Lamphey. and consequently lies off the beaten track of the more commonplace tourists yet the village has its pecu- liarities and attractions in the way of ancient houses, with quaint porchways, round chimneys, and other characteristics that bespeak its ancient character; whilst the church itself presents features so unusual even in a district abounding in church architecture of an unusual character, that it will well repay a visit. The church consists of a nave and chancel, with north and south transepts, and is consequently cruciform. The chancel and south transept are vaulted, and at the extremity of the latter rises the lofty tower. To aid in the restora- tion of the tower and belfry, and obtain new bells, was partly the object of the Bazaar. Of the anti- quity of the village there is no doubt; its British name was Tregoyr. The Earls of Pembroke had a park here, and Leland who visited the neighbour- hood about 1540 records "coming from Lampeth towards Tenby I rode by a rninouse walle of a parke sometime longing to Sir Rhese now voide of dere. In the parke is very little or no woode, but shrubbis and fyeris like as in the 11 parkes about Carew waulled with stones." Traces of the walled park are still to be seen. From the above it would appear that in days gone by St. Florence was a village of some importance, and to this day the lady of the manor has certain claims and enforces certain customs in the tenare of land within the manor that point to feudal times. As we have before stated it was in aid of the further restoration of the vil- lage church that the fete was held, and to this end a large marquee was erected in a meadow adjoining Elm Grove. For many months the villagers and other kind friends have been working hard to aid the object in view, and their efforts were rewarded yesterday by closely packed and heavily laden stalls of choice and useful goods, most of which, from their peculiar nature, must have taken much time and trouble to execute. Exquisite Indian goods, handsome hand-painted ware, beautifully painted tuckaway tables and toadstools, in them- selves perfect works of art, testified to the loving care of those who had set themselves the task of contributing to the success of the entertainment. No. 1 Stall was presided over by Mrs Kendall, of Elm Grove, assisted by the' Misses Johnson (2), Miss Kendall, Miss M. Kendall, Miss A. Kendall, Mrs Dansey, and Miss Clifton. Submitted for sale were all kinds of fancy goods, several pretty hand-painted views of Tenby and the neighbour- hood, choice articles worked in silk, ware covered with scraps, which had a charming effect, and a. quantity of children's clothing. No. 2 Stall was under the direction of Mrs Lermit and Mrs Gwyther, assisted by Mrs Best and Mrs Davies,. It contained a wealth of beau- tiful things, including handsome Indian goods sent by Mrs Collingwood, and a large quantity of useful children's clothing made by the parishioners. No. 3 Stall was presided over by Mrs Hardy, of Ivy Tower, who had for assistants the Misses Morris, of 14, Norton, Tenby, and Mr Molesworth. It consisted entirely of, china and curios, amongst the latter being some ware pipes handsomely decorated so as to form flower stands. No. 4 Stall comprised dolls, ferns and flowers, and was under the care of Miss Lermit, the Rectory; Miss Swan, Miss Williams, St. Florence; and Miss Harries, Pembroke. There was a competition for the best dressed doll and excellence of needlework, and the result was some beautiful specimens. In class I., excellence of needlework, Mrs Hunt of Winchester; and Miss Roberts of St. Florence, were bracketed for the first prize, while Mrs Robert Lock of Tenby, took second. The beauty of the needlework of Miss Roberts was especially noticeable; on the other hand, in the baby dolls competition, the work of Mrs Hunt and Mrs Robert Lock were also the subject of high encomiums. The Refreshment Stall contained an excellent assortment of good things, and was presided over by Mrs Noot, Minerton Mrs Bowen, Tarr Miss Adams, Parsonage; Miss M. J. Williams, St. Florence; MissM. Williams, Miss Lloyd, Newport. Amongst the other attractions on the ground were a Post Office, where Miss Ellen Johnson saw to the due delivery of all parcels entrusted to her keeping; an Ice-house (a most desirable acquisition) where the Misses Morris supplied a large number of cus- tomers and a Fish pond, where Miss Grant of Manorbier, and Miss G. Swan, were ever ready to hand the rod and line and assist in hooking prizes at a moderate charge. Miss D. Grant of Manorbier superintended the cutting up of a gigantic wedding cake from which she never seemed to tire of handing slices. Close to the entrance to the marquee, Miss Kendall had a stall for the sale of some exqui- site specimens of her own handy-craft in the form of hand-painted tuckaway tables, the artistic and realistic nature of the paintings stamping them as perfect works of art. The birds and foliage were beautifully done and much admired. The Bazaar was fixed to open at 2.30 p.m., and shortly after that hour Lady Victoria Lambton entered the marquee and occupied a seat upon the raised dais in the centre. Dr. Lermit, before calling upon her ladyship to declare the Bazaar open, entered upon an explanation of what was intended to be done with the proceeds of the Bazaar. Some twenty years ago, by the efforts of the late Mr Birkett, the then vicar, the church was restored, but latterly the belfry, bell fittings and bells had fallen into such a bad state that it was no longer safe to use them that was the first object they wished to see :put right, and add new bells; in the second place, the entrance to the church was not worthy to lead into God's house, and required a gate with a suitable archway, so as to form a proper and dignified entrance in the third place, they wanted a new organ to assist in the proper rendering of the services. The late Mr Birkett prided himself upon his choir, and thought them quite equal to that of any cathedral, and he (Dr. Lermit) knew they had a very excellent set of singers, but to conduce to the proper rendering of God's service it was most essential that they should have a new organ. Briefly, these were the objects for which the Bazaar was being held, and he con- fidently recommended it to his hearers. Dr. Lermit then alluded to the course he intended to take in regard to raffles, and asked Lady Victoria Lambton to open the Bazaar. Lady Victoria Lambton said it gave her much r pleasure to be present and to declare the Bazaar open. She hoped a large sum would be realized in aid of an object that was worthy of the assistance of all. (Applause.) Captain Brook proposed a vote of thanks to Lady Victoria Lambton for her kindness in coming over to open the Bazaar, and to the wives of the farmers in St. Florence and the adjoining parishes, for the assistance they had rendered Dr. Lermit in bringing the Bazaar to an issue, by sending so many useful things for sale. He hoped a substantial sum would be realized, and that every purchaser would not only buy what they wanted, but what they did not want-for the good of the Bazaar. The vote was carried by acclamation, and a brisk business was immediately commenced. The weather was beautifully fine, and the plea- sures of the Bazaar were considerably enhanced by the splendid playing of the Band of the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. The Bazaar will continue to-day.
It is to be hoped the police will take action against those persons who wilfully obstructed the footway in St George Street and South Parade on Saturday. Not content with virtually occupying the thoroughfares on a day before the fair opened, they must needs continue to do so a day after it legally terminated, and this to the annoyance and inconvenience of all whose business led them into the streets in question, and doubly so to the in- habitants who reside in the neighbourhood. I have little doubt that the offenders obtained per- mission for their illegal act; but the only way of finding this out is by summoning the guilty parties. I know ot no "authority" empowered to give permission to occupy the public footway to the exclusion of the general public, be it market or any other day; the sooner therefore the question is cleared up the better. The line the police should take is clear and distinct. m » Is it too much to expect that the communication of Mr Welch to your columns last week will help on the prospects of a Regatta this year ? I hope not. I have had several opportunities during the past week of speaking to many persons upon the subject,, and they with one accord agree that it is most desirable such should take place. But what about the funds? The Castle Hill-a miniature gold mine on occasions of the kind-is no longer available, in view of the circumstances that a few years ago led to this mine being stopped working. There are few persons in 'enby but now deplore that result, and those most active in carrying it out are to-day the greater losers by their own actions. However, it can serve no use- ful purpose to refer to the matter further, and if it is possible to find money for a Regatta then we ought to have it. It I am going to make a suggestion. In order to bring the question to a practical issue let Mr Welch take it up. I am sure he will find many persons ready to assist, and with an active com- I mittee of management there ought to be no real difficulty in raising a sum of money sufficient to I induce our local yachts and 'long shore boats competing, and thus form an attractive day's enjoyment for the visitors now sojourning amongst us. If the Castle H ill problem could be solved at the same time so much the better. » I hear the inhabitants of Saundersfoot are going in for a big thing. The guiding spirits of the place have attained a more than local celebrity for their tenacity in adhering to the institutions" of the village. In the old days they struggled with their flower show against circumstances that would have disheartened men of ordinary calibre. Then they started a regatta, and although "rude Boreas and the atmospheric conditions were not always favourable, they struggled gallantly on. This year they intend to have a week of it, and are about to combine horse and pony racing on terra firma with yacht and boat racing on the blue waters of the Bay. The dates of the festivities are not announced, but as Saundersfoot like Tenby is to a certain extent dependent upon visitors for exis- tence, it will be when the latter are most in evidence. August Bank Holiday, looked forward to with pleasurable anticipations by the hard-toiling por- tions of the inhabitants, was more generally ob- served this year than formerly. Nearly all the places of business were closed, and as ample facilities had been afforded by the Pembroke and Tenby Railway Company in conjunction with the great lines, for excursionists visiting almost any part of the kingdom, these were largely taken advantage of. Locally, there way a tournament at Pembroke, which gave opportunities for a large contingent of persons going over in the afternoon. A great. many people also came into Tenby, and the weather being fine. tSey found ample means of enjoy men i I hear that, on Hank Holiday the harbour-side was ttt" fcene "I ur.rto iied exciiemeut A man was observed clingirg with the pertinacity of despair to one < f the buoys off the Pier-head. His shrieks for aid were heartrending, and quickly boats were manned and made to the rescue, but not before the mifir unate victim, after a violent struggle to k' ep hi" seat on the revolving buoy, had been hurled into the ocean. The rescue was effected amidst great excitement and the hearty cheers of a large and lasiiionable assembly. The unfortunate man was quickly conveyed to his residence, and up to the present I have been unable to ascertain how the gentleman—who is well known in military circleR-became placed in such a perilous position; but if anything can com- pose his feelings and console him for his mis- adventure, it will be found in the fact that his rescue was effected in the presence of some charm- ing young ladies, who evinced the greatest interest in the welfare of one of the h sterner sex." It is expected that Milford Haven will this year be again the theatre of some interesting manoeuvres in connection with the mobilization of the fleet, which assembled at Spithead on Saturday for the double purpose of giving the young German Em- peror an idea of the vastness of England's great- ness upon the seas, and of testing as far as possible our existing efficiency in the matter of men, equip- ment and stores, and bringing home to the nation year by year in what state of preparation the navy is. The fleet comprised 31 ironclads, with a com- plement of 15,291 officers and men; 20 un- armoured cruisers, manned by 5210 officers and men and smaller craft and torpedo boats, making up in all 112 pennants, the total crews numbering nearly 22,000. TATTLER.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS MARRIED. On the 1st August, at St. Michael's Church, Bray, Berks, by the Rev. T. H. Wrenford, Charles- Joseph, son of the late Russell Mathias, to Mary Louisa, grand-daughter of Charles Mickley of Bray. Printed and Published by FRANK B. JMASOW, at his Printing Office, Frog Street, Tenby, Thurtdtft August 8,188&.
PEMBROKE FARMERS' CLUB. The annual show and competition of stock in connection with this society was held in the Cattle Market fields, near the railway station, on Tuesday. The weather was fine, and there was a very large attendance. The show throughout was excellent, and would have done no discredit to a much more pretentious agricultural county. Among the most successful exhibitors was Mr J. M. Griffiths, Penally,. who took ten first prizes in the classes for cattle.
abortion on his wife, for which they were liable to fifteen year's penal servitude. Mr Higgins called for the doctor's report, which was lead by the judge. His Lordship said he intended to lay three ques- tioi s h. f ve the jury. First, whether the defen- (]: ;• •: or procured Carr to lay an information t.,ut ri'.c oI;«itjtiff was a person of unsound mind secondly (and this was very serious), whether the plaintiff was in point of fact a person of unsound mind and, thirdly, whether the defendant, when he did what he did, acted in the honest belief that the plaintiff was a person of unsound mind. A person of unsound mind was a person who might be called unsound upon certain points. They (the jury) had heard a good deal of evidence for the plaintiff, and they would now follow the evidence for the defence but if they had formed any con- clusion upon the point, they would kindly signify it to him in writing. Mr Higgins: I suppose, my lord, you will allow me my right to address the jury ? His Lord&hip: Will you have the goodness, sir, not to intefere between me and the jury. Mr Higgins My lord, I-- His Lordship Will you have the goodness not to intefere between me and the jury ? Dr. Hearder, superintendent of the Joint Counties Asylum at Carmarthen, then produced his notes on his first examination of plaintiff. He declared plaintiff to be suffering from mauia and delusions, which were likely to render him dangerous to his wife, to Dr. Lock, and others. The foreman of the jury here handed up to the judge a paper. His Lordship The jury have intimated that they do not desire to hear any further evidence for the defence. Under those circumstances, do you, Mr Rowlands, desire to call any more witnesses ? Mr Rowlands No, my lord not after that inti- mation. His Lordship That is your case ? Mr Rowlands Yes but it is right I should state that I have witnesses to clearly testify to the point of my case. His Lordship: Yes, we assume that, of course, Mr Higgins, do you wish to address the jury ? Mr Higgins Before I answer that question, will you allow me to see the communication. His Lordship: No it is a communication be- tween me and the jury. The jury do not wish to hear any more evidence, and Mr Rowlands declines to sum up. Mr Higgins Gentlemen of the jury, if you inti- mate to me that you don't wish to hear me I will sit down at once. The Judge No, no you must not ask the jury that question. Mr Higgins Well, gentlemen, his lordship de- cides that I must not put that question to you. T!.e Judge Why, you know very well, Mr Hig- gins, that you cannot put questions to a jury. If you wish to address the jury, do so if not, I shall take their verdict. It is unquestionably unfavour- able to you at present on each and every point. Mr Higgins: My lord has told me that your opinion is against my view, and I do not think it would be respectful to you for me to go on. His Lordship (to the jury): I quite agree with your verdict on the three questions put before you. Upon the substantial merits of the case the jury find that the plaintiff was a person of unsound mind, who should have been under proper control. How anyone could have entertained any different opinion after three o'clock yesterday I am at a loss to conceive. I simply thought it my duty to allow Dr. Lock to go into the witness-box and to deny c' the scandal which had been circulated concerning him. There will be judgment for the defendant with, costs. The Foreman of the Jury: The Jury wish to state that there is not the slightest slur on the character of the defendant. His Lordship: I am much obliged to you, and I quite agree with you that there is not the slightest slur on the character or reputation of the defendant. I hoped to hear the counsel for the plaintiff say the same thing, but I suppose that will not be done.