TOWN COUNCIL. A special meeting of the Town Council was held in Council Chamber on Wednesday. Present:— The Mayor (Mr N. A. Roch), Aldermen J. Rogers and R. Venning; Councillors J. A. Jenkins, J. K. Buckley, W. Williams, J. Griffiths, G. Richards, B. G. Gifford, J. Leach, and J., B. Hughes; Mr C. W. R. Stokes, Town Clerk; Mr A. T. Lewis, Borough Accountant. THE MINUTES. The minutes of the last meeting having been read were approved. AFFIXING THE SEAL. On the motion of Mr W. Williams, seconded by Mr James Griffiths, the seal was ordered to be affixed to the assignment of the lease of Mr Charles John's cottage in South Pool to the Corporation. THE MARKET HOUSE. The Town Clerk said their next business would be to decide what should be done in respect to the Market House, and also the tolls of the Market. The Mayor said he did not know whether the Council were prepared to go into a discussion that day on the question of the improvement of the market, but if they were he was prepared to give his opinion on what should be done. He had had a, consultation with Alderman Rogers, who pro- posed to put dormers over the present openings .and eover them with glass. In his opinion that would meet their requirements, and the expendi- ture would not be large. The Market Committee talked about putting on a new roof, and making other alterations that would necessitate the bor- rowing of £ 1500; but what Alderman Rogers pro- posed to do would not cost more than about dE200, and for this outlay the Market could be put into .good condition. Ths existing roofs would not be meddled with except for the purpose of putting in ventilators. No one now doubted that there was plenty of room in the existing Market if the space was properly utilized, especially if a passage now let at will, formerly part of the Market House, was taken into the building. Provision ought to be made for a lavatory-which could be made without difficulty. He (the Mayor) did not feel justified in going on borrowing money, and thus adding to the existing rates, so that the rates of the borough would exceed 5s. in the E. He thought that amount quite high eaough. The expense already incurred in connection with the new water scheme, and the purchase of land for improvements, would mean about 4d. in the £ the county rate would certainly be higher than hitherto and they ought to make some provision for converting the debt of £5000 into a terminable one. In his opinion the rates of the borough ought not to exceed 5s. in the jE, and if it was determined to expend the large sum named by the committee, the Finance Committee ought to go thoroughly into the state of the finances of the borough to see exactly how they stood. Mr W. Williams was of opinion that the centre roof should be raised, whatever was done. Alderman Rogers said he had gone into the matter with the Mayor, and looking to the fact that for all practical purposes the existing roofs would last for another twenty years, he would suggest that the present openings be covered with glass, proper provision being made for ventilation, other necessary work done for the purpose of better utilising the existing space. He therefore felt justified in proposing "that the present roof remain, that the avenues and open spaces generally be covered with glass; space and ventilation made in the tops of roofs, all necessary repairs made for discharge of water, &c., and re-arrangements where necessary. The whole cost of the plan would be about E200. Mr George Richards said he had a scheme for the improvement of the Market somewhat similar to that of Mr Rogers, but with this difference. He would lift the roof in the centre about eight feet, fill in the openings with glass, but making provision for ventilation. This would give them plenty of head-room and air. This would cost about E350 or JE400. Alderman Rogers said his idea was not to meddle with the roofs at all. They would remain as at present. Mr George Richards-The place would be too hot in summer. Mr J. A. Jenkins asked if there was not already a resolution of the Council agreeing to adopt the recommendation of the Market Committee. If so, they must first rescind that. The Town Clerk referred to the proceedings of the committee, but nothing definite had been de- cided upon. The Mayor said he was quite prepared to second the proposition of Alderman Rogers. Mr. W. Williams said he would move, as an amendment, that the centre roof be raised. Mr. J. Leach said he would like more definite information before coming to a decision. Mr Rogers had explained what he proposed doing, and told them the cost would be about £ 200 Mr George Richards had estimated his scheme to cost X350 or 9400, but neither was definite. He would propose that the consideration of the subject be postponed till the next meeting, and in the meantime Mr Rogers and Mr Richards be asked to give a sketch of what they proposed doing, and the cost. The market should be improved as soon as possible, but he was opposed to spending even E200 without having some definite plan before them. Mr J. B. Hughes asked why the recommenda- tions of the committee could not be carried out. The Council would then have a hall large enough for flower shows, dog shows, or anything else. Mr J. A. Jenkins thought the Council were treating the committee badly. He would propose that the proposition be referred back to the com- mittee to report upon. Mr B. G. Giflord suggested that a new roof should be placed over the existing space altogether. The Mayor said he had altered the resolution of Mr Rogers a little and it would now stand as follows :—"That the present roof remain that the avenues and open spaces generally be covered with glass special ventilation made in tops of roofs, all necessary repairs made for discharge of water, and re-arrangements where necessary, except that the question whether the centre of the market should be raised, shall be referred to committee to report upon and that the committee estimate the cost of the alterations and report to the Corporation." He (the Mayor) was anxious that the committee should confine themselves to retaining the present roof, except in so far as regarded the centre one. Mr J. A. Jenkins said he did not consider it right to tie the hands of the committee, and moved an amendment that the whole subject be reported upon by the committee. There was no seconder to the amendment and the motion of Alderman Rogers was accordingly carried, Mr Williams and Mr Richards having withdrawn their amendments. THE MARKET TOILS. On the proposition of Mr J. A. Jenkins, seconded by Mr J. Leach, the Town Clerk was instructed to make the necessary arrangements for letting the tolls of the market from the 29th inst., with the same reservations as last year. Carried, THE PROPOSED LOANS. The Town Clerk was also instructed on the motion of Mr J. Leach, seconded by Mr J. A. Jenkins, to apply to the Local Government Board for leave to borrow a sum of f,1500 for the purpose of purchasing Potter's Field, and the houses in South Pool, and for improving and laying out for building the property thus acquired. Carried. ESTATE COMMITTEE. The Town Clerk read the report of the Estates Committee dated the 10th September, and on the motion of Mr Williams, seconded by Mr B. G. Gifford, the same was adopted. It is intended to enclose the piece of waste ground beyond the slaughter-houses and to give Mr John Thomas about 25 feet of old pipes to convey the surplus water from the road into the lake. WATER COMMITTEE. The Town Clerk read the report of the Water Committee dated 3rd September, when the fol- lowing letter was read from Mr H. Morley:— Gentlemen,—I am exceedingly obliged to you for your offer to pay me £llR. a week to attend to the duties of my father, but if I shall not be giving you offence I should prefer doing the work free of charge, as I am anxious to do whatever lies in my power to serve your interests.—Ycur obedient servant, H. MOBLST. The letter was ordered to be entered on the minute book, but the resolution of the Council to pay Mr Morley for his services was adhered to. The report of the committee, on the motion of Mr W. Williams, seconded by Mr J. Leach, was agreed to. FIRE BRIGADE REPORT. The committee had accepted a tender from Mr W. Noble for £ 6 4s., for re-painting the fire escape, and on the motion of Mr Griffiths seconded by Mr Richards, the report was adopted and the com- mittee given permission to expend £10 in new couplings for the hose. LETTER FROM MR FORDHAM. A letter in reference to the repair of St John's Cottage, was referred to the Estate Committee. THE NEW LANDING SLIP. The Town Clerk reported that Mr Clement Wil- liams had paid his promised donation of £ 200 to the landing slip, and on the motion of the Mayor, a hearty vote of thanks was accorded Mr Williams for his munificent gift. Mr J. B. Hughes in seconding it, said the slip had been much used during the week and proved to be of great convenience. The seal to the transfer of the mortgage of the Harbour dues from Mr Norris to Mr Williams was then affixed. WATER TO THE BATTERY. An application was made from Mr Lumsden in reference to water to the silent battery, and the same was referred to the Water Committee. The meeting then broke up.
CONCERT AT SAUNDERSFOOT. On Thursday evening, the 5th inst., a grand con- cert was given in the Board School-room, when the following programme was most successfully gone through Sarabande—" Dorothea," Miss and Mr Jackson and Mr Brown Song—"Love's old, sweet song," Miss Thomas Piano Solo—Miss Maunsell Song-Miss Roberts Song-" Father O'Flynn," Mr J. R. Rowlands Violin Solo-Mr Brown Song-" Pepita," Mr Custance Overture-" Poet and peasant," Misses Maunsell, Mr Brown, Mr Jackson, Mr Custance Vocal Duet-" All's well," Messrs. J. R. Rowlands and O. W. Rowland Song—" When the heart is young," Miss Thomas Trio—"Symphony," Piano, Flute and Violin Song Good-bye, Sweetheart, good bye," Mr O. W. Rowland Song-Miss Roberts Solo (Flute)—From "Roberto Devereux," Mr Jackson Song—"Rory O'More," Mr Vickerman Song—"The first cigar," Mr Custance We have not the space to enter upon a detailed criticism of the performance, and where all was so good and so distinctly above the average of an ordinary amateur concert, the task would be of so difficult a nature that we have no desire to under- take it. Suffice it to say that the large audience showed its hearty appreciation of the musical treat provided. Those present who had previously had the pleasure of hearing Miss and Mr Jackson and Mr Brown were justified in assuring their friends who had not been so fortunate, that they might ex- pect something far better than is usually heard in this part of the country, and the expectations were amply satisfied, as better instrumental music than that contributed by the lady and gentlemen named could not be desired by the most fastidious lover of music. Miss Roberts of Tenby was enthu- siastically received, as was Miss Thomas and Miss Maunsell's piano solo, and the part taken by the Misses Maunsell in the overture, came in for due appreciation. Messrs. J. R. Rowlands, O. W. Rowlands and Custance contributed their full share to the enjoyment of the evening and not less so did Mr Vickerman. On the conclusion of the pro- gramme a hearty vote of thanks was moved by Mr C. R. Vickerman to the performers, who had so kindly given their services in aid of the liquidation of the debt still due in connection with the Saun- dersfoot water supply, that being the object with which the concert was got up. This was seconded by Mr R. J. H. Fry and carried with acclamation.
SERIOUS GUN ACCIDENT AT PENALLY. A sad accident occurred on Friday evening at Penally, near Tenby. A man named James Evans, residing at Alma Cottage, had been out shooting in company with another man, and was in the act of lifting his gun over a wall by the muzzle, with the trigger on full cock, when it either struck against the wall or caught in some obstruction and exploded. The contents lodged in Evans's left arm, shattering it from the wrist to the elbow. Dr. J. Griffith Lock, of Tenby, was sent for and was on the spot as soon as possible. He found it necessary to amputate the limb. Evans is doing as well as can be expected. He was removed into the Tenby Cottage Hospital on Sunday, where he remains under the treatment of Dr. Lock. Evans is a married man and Jias a family of three children.
THE SILENT BATTERY. MANY visitors, and we incline to the belief resi- dents also, must have wondered what was to be the ultimate use of the huge "shed-like" structure on the South Cliff that has given place to the old— and decidedly more picturesque, if less useful- windmill that formerly occupied its site. For the information of the uninitiated, we may state that the building is intended for the use of the Royal Naval Reserve, a very large number of whom make Tenby their head-quarters for purposes of drill during the year. To be precise, it is what is technically known as a "silent" battery-that is, guns will be placed within it only for the purpose of giving instruction to the Reserve-not to be fired. Up to the present, men on drill when re- ceiving instruction in great gun practice, are taken to Fort St. Catherine, which is in many respects unsuitable for their requirements. The mounting of the guns are unlike those on board ship and the inside of the battery is as different to the main deck of a man-of-war as can possibly be conceived. The object of the Admiralty therefore in constructing this "silent" battery is to make the Royal Naval Reserve as fully acquainted with the guns on a ship's deck, together with their multifarious surroundings, as can possibly be im- parted to men not actually on board a ship. With this object in view the interior of the battery will be in all respects similar to that of the deck of one of Her Majesty's ships, even to the caulking of the seams between the planks. The building measures 50 feet by 20 feet, and is constructed entirely of timber, with the exception of the roof and the walls on which the deck is laid. But although con- structed of wood, the very best materials have been used throughout, and stability thereby given to the structure. A massive oak framing and enormous beams have given solidity and strength not unob- servable to the casual on-looker; but a closer examination shows that everything has been car- ried through with a view to permanence and durability. The roof is of patent zinc, constructed by Messrs. Braby of London, and is put on without nails or screws of any kind, each sheet gripping the other in such a manner as to make it almost im- possible to be displaced by a storm. The necessity for this is obvious when we remember with what force a south-west gale will strike the building. Beneath the deck will be kept the stores, access to which is obtained by two hatchways. There are two port-holes, facing Caldy Island, and in one of these will be placed a seven-inch muzzle-loading rifled six-and-a-half ton gun in the other a sixty- four pounder, both fitted with gear as on board ship. There will also be two Nordenfeldt one-inch four-barrel guns mounted for instruction in machine gun firing. Iron girders are fixed over the heavy guns for the purpose of working the tackle used in mounting and dismounting, instruction in this im- portant branch of duty being also imparted. Out- side, a large area will be enclosed with an iron palisade, and the ground thus fenced off utilized as a parade-ground, the Drill Hall in South Parade being still used for drilling with small arms. At- tached are the necessary out-offices, constructed upon a plan now in use in all Coastguard and Government establishments not connected with a regular system of drainage, to prevent the possi- bility of any ulterior consequences arising from such buildings. The approach to the battery will be through Trafalgar and the Windmill Roads, the present unsightly wall at the end of the latter being removed and a proper entrance made. The contract for the work was entrusted to Mr William Davies, builder, of 14, Culver Park, Tenby, who has carried out the whole to the satisfaction of the Surveyor of Coastguard Buildings, Mr J. M. Maxfield, who made an inspection of the buildings last week, and expressed himself as being perfectly satisfied with the manner in which the contract has been executed. The Government clerk of works was Mr W. Lumsden, under whose supervision the whole has been carried out. In a very short time the building will pass out of the hands of the con- tractor into those of the Admiralty, and then the work will be commenced of getting the guns into position, and the interior fitted up in the manner we have before described.
:L K" f BALL AT THE ROYAL ASSEMBLY ROOMS. Last evening a Cricket Ball was given in the Royal Assembly Rooms, under the stewardship of Lieut, J. H. Henderson, R.N.; Mr. H. T. Smyth; Mr. W. H. Richards; Capt. Teale; Mr. T. L. Trethewy and Col. Lewes. Dancing commenced at 9.30 and was kept up till an early hour this morning. Amongst those present we noticed:— Mrs. Morris, 14, Norton Mrs. Mills, Clifton Miss F. Broughton Miss C. Reid Surgeon Robinson Col. and Mrs. Bowen the Misses Fletcher (2) Misses F. and E. Swinburne Col. Lewes; Mr. Walcott; Capt. and Mrs. Teale, D.C.L.I.; Mrs. and Miss Howells, St. Clears; Mrs and the Misses Phillips, Robeston House; Miss Wood Miss Ingram; Mrs. Hawkesley, Caldy; the Misses Griffiths, (2); Mr. Harpur, R.A.; Mrs. and Miss Morgan Lloyd; Mr. F. Smyth; Mr. R. J. Statham Mrs. Remfry; Miss Houldsworth Miss Reid, 9, Norton; Mr. Trethewy, D.C.L.I.; Mrs and the Misses Hroughton,(2) Penally Abbey Mr. Jay, D.C.L.I.; Captain and Mrs Hardy, Ivy Tower Miss Miss Dodds Mr. Long Lieutenant and Mrs. Henderson, Brynhir; Mr. H. Davies, Broad Haven; Mr Taylor, Broad Haven; Mr. H. J. Allen, Tenby; Mr. O. W. and Mrs. Williams, Haverfordwest; Mr. F. P. Jones-Lloyd, Victoria Street; Mr. Taylor, R. A.; &c. The Band of the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry supplied the orchestra, and played a choice selection of dance music.
JOHN, JAMESON AND SON'S DUBLIN WHISKEY, BOW STREET DISTILLERY. ESTABLISHED 1780. This Whiskey is bottled in Customs Warehouse by George Chiles, Wine Merchant, Tenby, and guaranteed to be John Jameson and Son's pure unblended, and more than five years old. Observe signature and trade mark on neck of label.
FISH REPORT. The trawl fishing this week has been fairly good, and fair catches landed from each boat, consisting of soles, turbot, brill, gurnets, whiting, plaice, conger, and ray. A few Brixham boats landed their catches here from the Irish Channel, con- sisting chiefly of hake and a very small quantity of prime. The seine fishing has also been fairly good, large quantities of plaice being landed when weather favourable. The heavy ground swell having set in during the last few days has completely stopped all fishing, particularly the mackerel. The weather still continueb foggy with ground swell. All the trawling boats are in harbour.-Sept. II, 1889.
POLICE COURT, MONDAY. [Before the Mayor (N. A. Roch, Esq.), Captain Brook, J. Griffith Lock, Esq., and Dr. D, A. Reid.] ASSAULT. William Smith was charged by John Lewis with an assault. Defendant pleaded not guilty. The case arose out of a dispute at the Qab stand in White Lion Street on the 4th inst. The case was proved to the satisfaction of the Bench, the evidence of the plaintiff being substantiated by two witnesses, John Ormond and Owen Morris, who swore that defendant tripped complainant up. They after- wards fought, and during the scuffle complainant had a black eye. Fined Is., with costs 14s. Paid. BREWSTER SESSIONS. Being the day for the renewal of licenses, there was a large attendance of licensed victuallers in Court. No objections were offered by the police to the renewal of all the old licenses, but a return was put in by Deputy Chief-constable Clarke, showing that two convictions against licensed victuallers had been recorded during the year; one for per- mitting drunkenness on licensed premises, the other for having his house open on Sunday. In both in- stances the Mayor cautioned the parties as to the future carrying on of their business. The following licenses were re-granted :— Albion, Elizabeth Alexander; Royal Lion Hotel, Mrs Bowers; Royal Gate House Hotel, Miss Bright; Cobourg Hotel, Mr J. B. Hughes Commercial Hotel, Mr G. A. Browne and Mr A. T. Lewis; Evergreen, Mr John Brinn Sun Stores, Mr George Chiles; The Crown, Mr Robert Clarke; Coach and Horses, Mr Eli Curtis; White Hart Hotel, Mr James Davies; Wheat Sheaf, Mr H. J. Davies; Hilton Arms, Mr B. G. Gifford; Lamb, Mr James Griffiths; Grey Horse, Mr Thomas Howells; Bee- hive, Mr James John; Gilbey's Stores, Mr J. T. Merriam Prince of Wales, Mr J. North;: JaTerley House; Mr Rogers; Shipwright's Arms, Mrs Ros- siter; Prince's Head, Miss Ann Rowland; The George, Mr George Richards; The Victoria, Mr Skyrm; The Mariners', Mrs Stone; Bush, Mr T. Thomas Three Bells, Mr G. Thomas. LICENSES TO SELL SWEETS. Mr Thomas Parrott, Tuder Square; Mrs Browne, High Street. BILLIARD LICENSE. Mrs Bowers, Royal Lion Hotel. APPLICATION FOR NEW LICENSE. An application for a license to sell intoxicating drinks at the refreshment room of the Tenby Rail- way Station was made by Mr James Bowen, station master, on behalf of the Pembroke and Tenby Railway Company. Mr Robert Lock (Justices' Clerk) proved posting the necessary notices on the church doors, and on the premises at the Railway Station, and the de- livery of the same to the overseers. Mr W. Durnford, solicitor, from the office of Mr Mathias-Thomas, solicitor, opposed the application on behalf of Mr Gifford, Hilton Arms. Mr James Bowen said he had no new facts to put forward in support of the application, which he made on behalf of the Pembroke and Tenby Rail- way Company, to those adduced at previous appli- cations. After a brief consultation with his brother magis- trates, The Mayor said the Bench were unanimous that they saw no reason to reverse the decision arrived at by them for the last two or three years. The application was therefore refused, THURSDAY, SEPT. 12th. [Before N. A. Roch, Esq., Mayor.] Lewis Raynash, 18, of New Milford, was charged by Sergeant Watts with begging in High street, Tenby, yesterday evening. Defendant pleaded guilty, but said he was looking for work. Committed for 14 days hard labour.
CARMARTHEN DOG SHOW. This once popular show, after the lapse of many years, has been revived and was held in the Market Place on Thursday last under new management, and as far as the exhibits were concerned was a great success; but the apathy of the people in Carmarthen, and the want of enterprise of the various railway companies with regard to excursion tickets, resulted in a very meagre gate in fact, we believe it only amounted to £18. This is sufficient to daunt any Committee. We cannot review the various classes, but must say that the Greyhound classes were alone worth a visit to see. Of our local exhibitors, we noticed that Mr Hall of Jeffreston was 3rd with his Setter "Sam." In the Retriever class, Mr Reynolds of Tenby took 1st prize with British Queen." Mr L. R. Wood was reserve' in the Spaniel class with his puppy Busy and in the Sheep Dog class Dr Lock took 1st prize with champion "Gwen," and 3rd prize with his puppy Blue Ruin."
TENBY COTTAGE HOSPITAL.—Collection at Penally Church, per Rev. D. M. Morris, M.A., 1:3 5s. 6d. a bunch of grapes from Captain Grice Hutchinson also annual subscription from RevG. Massy, El Is; and collections in Gumfreston Church (per Rev G. Massy), 92 5s. JOHN LEWIS, Hon. Sec. and Treasurer, pro tem. CRECHE OR DAY NURSERY.-The following con- tributions are thankfuily acknowledged :—S. H. S. 5s. Friend, 5s. Mrs F. L. Harrison, 2s. 6d. sum. under 2s. 6d. each, E2 3s. 9d. Also a very accept, able parcel of white woollen good from Mrs Remfrys —As much inaccurate information has been circu- lated about the criche to the misleading of residents and visitors who kindly enquire after its welfare, it is desirable to explain that it has not and never had, any connection whatever with S. Winifred's Diocesan Home, nor any share or interest in funds raised for that home, being a much older institu- tion, founded expressly for the local poor and worked by its own workers upon its own small funds, quite independently of every other charity, however excellent, co-existing in this town. The urgent reasons for the long vacation of the nursery this sammer have twice been stated in this paper, and are so well understood by the best supporters and the most regular customers of the creche, that they need not be repeated here but about its entire independence of other institutions it is high time that the public mind should be a little more clear. When the painting, &c., is finished the nursery will be re-opened to the children of Anglo Catholics, Roman Catholics, and Protestants of all denomina- tions. Funds for the winter's work are much needed. Donations and subscriptions will be grate- fully received by the Hon. Treasurer, Miss M. Statham, at 8, South Cliff Street, or at the London and Provincial Bank, Tenby. A DOUBLE EVENT.—We understand that a well- known Tenby sportsman, while shooting on Holloway Farm a few days since, succeeded in killiag a hare and a partridge with the same shot.,