GILLSON—KEN WORTHY. In the presence of a large congregation the marriage of Captain R. M. T. Gillson (Wiltshire Regiment) of Winchester, and Miss Ethel Kenworthy, of Victoria Street, Tenby, was solemnized yesterday (Wednes- day) afternoon at the Tenby Parish Church, the officiating clergy being the Rev. N. Chetwode Ram, M.A. (Rector) and the Rev. S. B. Williams, M. A. (curate). The bride, who was attended by Miss Eileen Summers and Miss Barbara Sewel, as maids, was given away by her father, whilst Captain Frank Dansey, (Wiltshire Regiment) acted as best man. The bride's dress consisted of a white satin skirt draped with chiffon and embroidered with pearl; a plain bodice with yoke and sleeves of Limerick lace a full Court train of white satin and a plain tulle veil with wreath of white heather and orange blossoms. The service was fully choral, Mr W. Cecil Williams, Mus. Bac., presiding at the organ. A reception was sub- sequently held at the Public Hall and attended by over a hundred guests. The honeymoon will be spent in Italy. The Public Hall and approach were specially decorated for the occa- sion, the yard having been converted into the courtyard of an Egyptian caravansera in a peculiarly suitable manner. The hall itself was arranged in a scheme of colour, in which olive green and old gold predominated. Mr and Miss Kenworthy received the guests at the large door under the gallery, whilst the happy pair took up a position against a bank of flowers and foliage near the centre of the room, where they received the congratulations of their numerous friends. The wedding-cake, mounted on a handsome silver stand, occupied a place of honour at the top of the room, whilst little tables loaded with flowers and dainty refresh- ments were dotted about the hall. The supper room was also fitted out with small tables and the splendid array of wedding presents were tastefully displayed upon long tables covered with pale primrose cloth and draped with silk tapestry. The floral decorations were carried out by Mr Edgar H. Jones, of The Gardens, Penally, and were most effective. The cham- pagne was Moet and Chandon's best vintage, and the whole affair right through was voted a great success. Photographs of the wedding guests, the bride and bridegroom, the presents, etc., were taken by Mr Arthur Squibbs, Naple- ton House Studio, Tenby. The arrangements generally were carried out by Mr F. B. Mason and his staff. During the reception Elliott's Quadrille Band from Pembroke-Dock played an appropriate selection. The carriages were sup- plied by Messrs. T. and H. Rees, of St. Mary's Street Mews, Tenby.
LIST OF PRESENTS. BRIDE'S PRESENTS. Bridegroom to Bride-Sables, diamond and sap- phire ring. Bride's Father-Diamond ring, pearl and diamond brooch and bangle. Bridegroom's Mother-Silver tea and coffee ser- vice. Mr Ernest Kenworthy-Diamond and pearl ring. Mr Harold Kenworthy-Cheque. Mr John Kenworthy-Pearl and turquoise ear- rings. Miss Kenworthy, Mr Walter Kenworthy, and Mr Oswald Kenworthy—Gold wristlet watch. Miss Daisy Kenworthy and Captain Tidmarsh- Silver entree dish with spirit lamp. Miss Gillson-Dinner service. Mr J. Whittaker Kenworthy-Cheque. Mrs McNeale—Cheque. Mrs Banks-Silver teaspoons. Miss Maud Armytage-Gold thimble and lamp shade The Misses Green-Amethyst necklace. Mr Guy Lucas-Silver box. Mrs Wisi Parker-Cut glass decanter. Mrs Clegg-Hill—Silver candlesticks. Mrs Murrough-Wilson—Coffee cups. Mrs Cockrane-Enamel pendant. Mr Francis de Burgh-Silver scent bottle. Mr and Mrs Temple-Silver sagar sifter. Lady Millbank-Silver pepper pots. Captain and Mrs Blandy-Spirit decanter. Miss Lees-Table cloth. Mrs Richards-Silver lamp and kettle. Colonel and Mrs Goodeve-Silver tea knives. Mr Eaton-Evans—Silver flower vases. Mrs Bannister—D'oyleys. Mrs Scott-Silver inkstand. Mrs Hunter Kent-Silver basket for sweets. Mrs Massy-Stamp oase. Miss E. Bramwell-Gold brooch. Mrs Beebee-Wig and hair bag. Miss Yardley—Photograph frame. Mrs Gerald Lewis-Silver wine cooler. Mrs Robinson-Fitted work box. Miss May Jones-Silver inkstand. Mrs Sam Kingdom-Flower vases. Miss Otway—Silver bowl. Miss Lingard—Silver hairpin box, Mrs Bowen Summers—Enamel buckle. Miss Eileen Summers and Miss Barbara Sewel- Fan. Colonel and Mrs Heap-Fruit spoons. Mrs Graham Williams—Photograph frame. Miss Leader-Hunting crop. Miss Rhoda Morris—Brass candlesticks. Mrs Willock-Silver salt cellars. Mrs and Mr Arthur Mills-Gold and turquoise bangle. Captain and Mrs Price Lewes-Enamel pendant. The Misses Vachell-Ribbon work photo frame. Mrs Callender—Brass inkstand. Mr and Mrs McClelland-Silver photo frame. Miss Oonali McClelland-Tea cloth. Mrs and Miss-Parry-Embroidered cushion covers. Mr and Miss Sheppard-Silver soup tureen. Mrs Lee-Old Sheffield plate tea caddy. Captain and Mrs Jordan-Clock. Mrs Butterworth and Miss C. Morison-Silver sauce boat. Miss Morgan Lloyd-Silver flower vase. Mrs Evans (florist)-China vase. Mr and Mrs Robert Harries-Silver bon-bon dishes. Miss Emily Willes-Parasol. Mr and Mrs David Harrison-Tea and coffee service. Miss Denne—Water-colour picture. Colonel and Mrs Hanson-Silver salt cellars. Mrs Cecil Otway-Silver box. Miss Dickson-Enamel hat pins. Mrs Jones (Fishguard)—Silver menu holders. Mrs Adair Thompson-Album. Miss Gee—Thermos flask. Mrs and the Misses Galbraith-Silver flower vases. Colonel and Mrs Parker-Flower vase. Mrs Lawford Evans-Silver milk jug. Miss L. Bowen Summers-Silver ornament. Miss Holder-Silver bon-bon dishes. Mrs and Miss Perks-Brass candlesticks. Mrs Tusker-Embroidered tea cloth. Mrs Tyler-Enamel pendant. Mrs Eager—China scent bottle. Mr and Mrs Adams-Silver trinket box. Captain and Mrs Derry-Silver cream jug. Miss Vall-Wart-Pot of snowdrops in china. Mrs Corbett-Cushion. Miss Alice Phillips-Indian table. Mrs Sellar-Old silver Dutch spoon. Captain and Mrs Henderson-Cut glass bowl. Mr and the Misses Stewart-Japanese kimono Mr Wyndham Booker-Gold fox brooch Mrs Booker and Mrs Hare—Silver fruit spoons. Miss May Morris—Irish crochet tea cloth. Mrs and Miss de Burgh-Lace handkerchiefs. Mrs Conway Lloyd-Silver mustard pot. Miss Milward-Old silver spoon. Miss Bruce—Hand-painted cushion. The Rev. G. C. and Mrs Rowe-Embroidered tea cloth. Miss Bessie Bell-Brass can. Mr and Mrs Westby-Inkstand. Mrs and Miss Knowling—Oil and vinegar bottles. Mrs and Miss Lock-Early morning tea set and tray. The Misses Pollard-Silver ornament. Martha-Two china dishes. Mr and Mrs Owen Williams—Travelling clock. Miss Dolly Jones-Silver sauce-boat. Mrs and the Misses Bancroft-Silver box. The Misses Protheroe—Enamel buttons. Captain Owen Lloyd-Silver frame. Mr S. and Miss Owen-China inkstand. Miss Nest North—Hand-painted d'oyleys. Captain and Mrs Armstrong—Silver pepper pots. Miss Black-Hammered silver vase. Mr and Mrs Brown-Tea cloth. Mr and Mrs Montagu Leeds-Crown Derby vase. Miss Lizzie Hughes—Cream and sugar basins. Mrs Hamilton—Lace handkerchief. Mrs Woodman-Old silver sugar tongs. Miss Bannister and Miss Bryan-Silver box. Mrs Tidmarsh—Silver salt cellars. Dr. and Mrs Drake—Writing case. Mrs E. A. Forbes—Teneriffe tea cloth. Mr and Mrs Bounlie-Silver scent bottle. Miss Maunsel-Silver tea caddy spoon. Mrs and the Misses Douglas Reid—Water-colour picture. Mrs Bengough-Cushion cover. Major and Mrs Forbes-Silver salad spoons. Miss Helen Gosfortli—Silver butter dish. Mr Clement Williams—Silver Welsh jug. Captain and Mrs Holder-Suede bag. Mr and Mrs Walter Moore-Silver photo frame. Mr and Mrs Railton-Old silver spoons. Mrs Cole-Marmalade jar. Mrs Robins-Cut glass scent bottle. Mrs and Miss Hitchins-Fish knife and fork, in case. Mr G. Lort Stokes—Whip. Mrs Richard Green-Breakfast service. Mrs Stanley Young-Silver photo frame. Captain D. Leader-Silver photo frame. Fraulein Schoman—Silver serviette ring. Messrs. Atkins and Coomb-Embroidered hand- kerchief. Miss M. A. Thomas-Tea cloth and d'oyleys. Rev. S. B. Williams-Case of silver apostle spoons. Mrs C. S. Smith-Silver tea caddy. Mr and Miss Meyricke—Silver entree dish. Captain and Mrs Stoddart-Blotter. Mrs Parrott-Box of chocolates. Mrs Rowlands and Miss Phillips-Silver vase. Miss O. Harries-Table centre. Mrs Mansfield-Silver spoons.
BRIDEGROOM'S PRESENTS. Bridegroom's Father—Cheque. Bridegroom's Mother-Plate and cutlery. Mr H. T. Gillson-Cheque. Colonel and Mrs Martin-Revolving breakfast dish. Colonel and Mrs Fisher-Silver salver. Miss Fisher-Silver fruit dish. 2nd Batt. Wiltshire Regiment-Silver tea tray. 1st Batt. Wiltshire Regiment-Silver lamp. Mrs G., Miss T., Mr F., and Rev. R. Gillson- Sheffield plate kettle. Miss F. Gillson-Dinner service and table glass. Mrs. S. Gillson-Bon-bon dishes. Mrs Witherby and Miss R. Gillson-Cigarette box. Mr W. Gillson-Shooting stick. Mrs August Cayzer-Silver cigarette box. Captain Nicholson—Silver cigarette box. Mrs Dansey-Silver cigarette case and holder. Lady Lloyd-Clock inkstand. Lady Scourfield-Chin80 vase. Lady St. Davids—Silver ink pot. Hon. Mrs Lort Phillips-Silver bell. Mrs Mirehouse-Silver ash tray. Captain and Mrs Wimberley—Case of silver can- dlesticks and inkstand. Dr. and Mrs Conder-Gold tie clips and safety pin. Mrs Foord-Silver pepper pots. Miss C., Mr W., and Mr J. Kenworthy-Hunting flask and sandwich case. Mr W. Briggs-Travelling clock. Mr and Mrs G. Briggs-Silver inkstand. Mr and Mrs Hulton—Antique spoons. Major Brown-Thermos bottle. Mrs Goodman-Bread trencher. Captain and Mrs Blandy-Decanter. Bride to Bridegroom-Suit case, gold watch and chain and waistcoat buttons. Mrs Whitlock-Bread trencher, knife and fork. Miss Peacock—Coffee cups. Mrs Wheeler and Miss Norris-Silver inltstand. Servants at the Beeches-Silver salt cellars. Captain and Mrs Matcham- Major Graham Dickson-Silver cigarette case. Mrs Whitmore-Smith—Egg boiler. Mr and Mrs Whittington—Silver pepper pots. Dr. and Mrs Gibson-Set of brass cans. Bride's Father-Cheque. From all at Whippingham-Travelling clock Captain and Mrs Barrett-Silver clock. LIST OF QUESTS. The following is a list of those who accepted the reception invitations Captain, Mrs, and Miss Gillson, Mr Frank Gillson, Miss Isabel Gillson, Miss May Gillson. Mr Kenworthy, Miss Kenworthy, Miss D. Kenworthy, Mr Ernest Kenworthy, Mr John G. Kenworthy, Mr Walter Kenworthy. Colonel, Mrs, and Miss Fisher. Captain Dansey, Captain Henslow, Captain Fisher, Mr Kelly (brother officers). Captain Tidmarsh, Mr J. A. Buher. Á.-Mr and Mrs Adams, Miss Ashton. D.-Mrs Booker, Mr W. Booker, Mr, Mrs and Miss Brown, Mrs and the Misses Bancroft, Captain and Mrs Blandy, Mr C. Barclay. C.—Mrs and the Misses Crawford, Mr H. Craw- ford, Mrs Callender, Mr J. Congreve. D.-Mrs and Miss Denne, Captain and Mrs Derry, Mrs and Miss de Burgh, Dr. and Mrs Drake. E.—Mrs Eager, Mr and Mrs Lawford Evans, Mr W. Eaton Evans. F.-Major and Mrs Forbes, Captain Fisher, Mr and Mrs Forbes. G.-Colonel Goodeve. H.—Captain and Mrs Henderson, Captain, Mrs and Miss Holder, Captain Henslow, Mr and Harrison, Mrs R. Harries, Mrs Hare, Dr. and Mrs Hamilton. J.—Captain and Mrs Jordan, Miss May Jones. K.-Mrs Hunter Kent, Mr Hunter 'Kent, Dr., Mrs and Miss Knowling. L.—Captain and Mrs Price Lewes, Mrs and Miss Leader, Captain Leader, Miss Lingard, Miss Morgan Lloyd, Captain Morgan Lloyd, Mr and Mrs Leeds, Mr, Mrs and Miss Lock, Mr and Mrs Lewis, Mr and Mrs Conway Lloyd, M.—Miss Milward, Miss Morris, Mrs and the Misses McClelland, Miss Moore, Mrs Massy, Mr and Mrs Walter Moore, Miss Maunsell. O.—Miss Owen, Mr Sackville Owen. P.-Colonel and the Misses Pollard, Colonel and Mrs Parker, Mrs and Miss Parry, Mrs and the Misses Protheroe, Mrs and Miss Perks, Miss Phillips. R.—The Rev. N. C. Ram, the Rev. G. C. and Miss Rowe, Dr., Mrs and the Misses Reid, Mrs Richards, Mr and Mrs Railton, Mrs Rowlands. S.-Lady St. Davids, Sir Owen and-Lady Scour- field, Major and Mrs Sellar, Captain and Mrs Stoddart, Mr and Mrs Bowen Summers, Miss Bowen Summers, Miss Eileen Summers, Miss Barbara Sewel, Mr and Mrs Norman Scott, Mr and the Misses Stewart, Mr, Mrs and the Misses Saunders, Mr H. Saunders, Mr George Lort Stokes, Miss Shepherd. T.—Mrs Tyler. TV.-Colonel and Mrs Owen Williams, Mrs Wood- man, the Rev. S. B. Williams, Mrs Willock.
TENBY FISHING COMPETITIONS. Although the competition of last Wednesday week was announced as the final, there was such a strongly expressed wish that they should be continued that the committee decided to carry them on to the following week, and the results fully justified their decision. The prizes on Mon- day morning were a fishing-rod and tackle, given by the Rev. Eales; silver-mounted clothes brush, given by Mr C. E. Keep; a walking-stick, given by Mr T. Tucker and -a silver handle pickle-fork to the lady catching the smallest fish. The prize winners were Miss Violet Waddy, Mr Mottram, Mrs Samuels, and Miss Sylvia Keep. Miss Waddy's bass weighed 21lbs. The number of competitors were 37. Mr W. Henry Thomas dis- tributed the prizes, and was accorded a vote of thanks.
YESTERDAY'S COMPETITION. Yesterday (Wednesday) morning 29 tickets were issued. The prizes consisted of a silver candle- stick, a pearl handle pocket fruit knife, a silver- mounted thermometer, and a clock given by Mrs C. E. Keep to the lady catching the greatest num- ber of fish, weight not considered. The winners were the Rev. Eales, Mr Meade, Miss Bolding, and Miss Shimmin who brought in 28 whiting pout. Colonel Denne distributed the prizes, and expressed the pleasure it gave him to see so many happy faces about him he felt sure the competi- tions afforded them great enjoyment. The Rev. Eales in proposing a vote of thanks to Colonel Denne, said the competitions were a source of great delight to all that took part in them, whether they were prize winners or not. Mr Waddy seconded the vote which was carried with enthusiastic acclamation. Before the company separated there was much handshaking and bidding adieu, accompanied with a hope of meet- ing at next year's competitions. The committee are to be congratulated on bringing a highly successful season to a termination in such a satisfactory manner.
"RECOLLECTIONS OF OLD TENBY" is an in- teresting collection of views of Tenby as it appeared in the latter part of the 18th century, with descriptive letterpress. Every visitor ought to obtain a copy. Price one shilling, from the local newsagents or the Observer Office.
EXAMINATION RESULTS. The following results of the Central Welsh Board Examinations in connection with the pupils of the Tenby County School are to hand
JUNIOR CERTIFICATES. Eva Bennett—Literature, history, arithmetic, mathematics, French, physics, geography, drawing, and cookery. John Brooks—Literature, arithmetic, mathe- matics, French, geography, woodwork (with distinction). Grace Kingdom —English, literature (with distinction), arithmetic, mathematics, French (with distinction), physics, geography, drawing, and cookery. Evelyn Thomas—English, literature (with distinction), history (with distinction) arithme- tic (with distinction), mathematics, French (with distinction and conversation), physics, chemistry, geography, and cookery. Charles Thomas—English, literature, arith- metic, mathematics, French (with conversation), geography, drawing, and woodwork. Olive Withers—English, literature, history, arithmetic, French, drawing, and cookery.
SENIOR OXFORD—LOCAL. Madge Thomson — Scripture, composition, English language, literature, history, geo- graphy, French, and arithmetic. Connie Yarrow-Scripture, composition, Eng- lish language, literature, history, arithmetic, mathematics, and science. Rebecca John—Scripture, composition, Eng- lish language, literature, history, geography, and arithmetic. Muriel Oldfield-Scripture, composition, Eng- lish language, literature, history, geography, and arithmetic. Gordon Williams—Scripture, composition English language, literature, geography, arith- metic, and drawing. As before stated, Trevor Lloyd Williams and Thomas Husband passed the matriculation examination of the London University.
FATAL GAS EXPLOSION AT NEYLAND. An extraordinary accident occurred at Neyland Gasworks on Friday afternoon. Mary Elizabeth Mathias, wife of James Mathias, carpenter on the Lawrenny Estate, took her boy, aged four years, who was suffering from whooping cough, into the gas-house to inhale the fumes. They were accom- panied by George Mathias, the boy's uncle. While they were in the gasworks an explosion occurred in the condensing house, and the mother and the boy were at once enveloped in flames. The woman ran out, blazing, and Fred Garrett, a gas stoker, was seriously burnt in trying to extinguish the flames. Mrs Mathias, however, was burnt so severely that she died in a few minutes. Dr. Tolputt came on the scene, and after the burns had been dressed the little boy and Garrett were conveyed by special train to Haverfordwest In- firmary, where the child was last night in a precarious state. Garrett is severely, but not dangerously, burnt. It is surmised that sparks from an engine shunting just outside the gas-house ignited the coal gas.
THE INQUEST. ADJOURNED TILL NEXT MONTH. Mr Herbert Price, the South Pembroke coroner, opened an inquest at Neyland on Saturday on the body of Mrs Mathias, who was burnt to death by an explosion of gas at the Great Western Railway Gasworks, Neyland, on the previous day.—The Coroner said, as one of the principal witnesses, the man Garrett, was in the infirmary and unable to attend, it would be well to take the evidence of identification, and then adjourn the inquiry until Garrett was able to attend.-George Mathias, a relative of the deceased, gave evidence, and the inquest was adjourned until Monday, October 4th. Mr John Jones, from the locomotive department, watched the case for the Great Western Railway.
ARRVIAL OF THE CARMANIA." RECORD DESPATCH. On Saturday afternoon the Cunard liner Car- mania made her initial call at Fisbguard with 52 passengers and 25 bags of mails from New York. The debarkation was carried out with remarkable smoothness. Owing to the placid sea the liner anchored well outside. She was sighted off Strumble Head at 5.15, aftei.' leaving Queenstown at 9.30 in the morning, being about twelve hours later, owing to haze, than her sister ship, the Caronia, which called on September 4th. From the time occupied from the anchoring of the liner to the departure of the Cunard express for London was exactly thirty minutes, which is record time. Official Times. Anchored. 5.40 Gangway aboard 5.51 First passenger off 5.54! Last passenger to leave. 5.57 Liner away 6.9 First passenger ashore. 6.11 Express away 6.25 Both passengers and mails were in the one train, drawn by engine Halifax, Engineman Ward, of Cardiff, in charge, Mr Charles Bowen, sta- tion and quay suberintendent, supervised the work under Messrs. J. V. Williams, assistant superin- tendent of line, J. Rees, divisional superintendent, Swansea, and S. A. Pope, Paddington. Chief Inspector B. Thomas had charge of the train, and Mr N. P. Mansfield had the debarkation of mails under his care. Officials of the Cunard Company present were Captain Dodds.( S. J. Lister, and Nicholls, Queenstown. Dr. Walker passed the vessel, Doting two cases of malaria aboard, while the Customs examination was completed by Mr J. Leith and assistants. Chief Inspector Thomas had charge of train, which performed the journey in slightly over four hours between Fishguard and London. Several passengers were booked to Port Talbot. To the latter place Mrs McKenzie and family of four were proceeding after an absence of 13 years in the United States.
PEMBROKESHIRE SITE VALUES. Mr Maurice Fersht was the principal speaker at a Budget League meeting at Haverfordwest on Saturday evening. Mr T. C. Rees presided. Mr Fersht, in the course of a vigorous speech, said that Lord Rosebery had declared that he could not accept Tariff Reform, and he would not follow the Liberal party because of its Socialistic legislation. As a matter of fact, Lord Rosebery wanted everybody to follow him. (Laughter). Lord Rosebery's speech was as effective in support of the Budget as Mr Lloyd George's speech itself. The speaker mentioned a local instance which provided a forcible object lesson in the taxation of site values. Sir Thomas Meyrick had land at Monckton, Pembroke, let at £4 10s. per acre, and of this land he sold four- fifths of an acre to the Pembroke School Board, who wanted the land for an infant's school, for JE472. Mr A. B. Williams, a local solicitor, in moving a vote of thanks to Mr Fersht, referred to the effect of the Budget on agriculture, and said there were abundant instances in Pembrokeshire where the value of land had gone up. A reso- lution in support of the Government was carried unanimously. Mr Fersht told the audience that his instructions from the Budget League were to be prepared for an election at any moment.
Haycrogs have been saved long ago, the aftermath is being grazed, and very shortly the meadows surrounding the town will be ready for and much benefited by a top dressing. Garden crops have mostly been taken out of the ground, and heaps of fertilizing matter should be collected and prepared for use during the winter and spring, consequently I very much hope to hear that the carters in the town will help me in my endeavour to get the black sand and mud removed from Tenby Harbour and made profitable use of. 1f ii- The Town Council offer sixpence for every load removed from the Harbour, and this subsidy should be valued by those who own land or gardens in the immediate neighbourhood of the town. With or without an admixture of patent or other manures this black sand is really a most valuable top dressing for grass land, for use in gardens, and especially on asparagus beds, though owners of the latter may also get a few loads of seaweed from the inside of the Old Pier, the removing of which would benefit their gardens and the owners of the houses over- looking the Pier. During the past winter I understand that over a hundred loads have been removed and paid for, and even this quantity has already much improved the condition of things on the quay- side. I estimate that another five hun- dred loads would result in the interior of our harbour appearing as clean and wholesome as the North Beach which it adjoins; and I am sure that every householder on the north side of Tenby will realize what a boon that would be to the town generally, and no effort should be spared to have this important improvement carried out during the coming winter. Of course, it should be remembered that this subsidy of six- pence per load for a valuable fertilizer will not be continued once the condi- tion of the harbour has been improved. The glorious weather of the past week or two has undoubtedly prolonged the season at Tenby in fact, last week there were practically no rooms to be let on the sea-front. The fishing com- petitions and the entertainments at the De Valence Gardens have during the season been well patronized, the only matter of regret being the lack of additional amusement for our visitors. An anecdote which has gone round Tenby during the last week or two is, I think worth publishing. A local boat- man's daughter was married some time ago to a smart young Tommy Atkins, who had to sail with his regiment for India a couple of months after the wedding. Tommy dutifully wrote to his bride from Madeira, but she grew tired of waiting for a further com- munication, and indulged in the extra- vagance of a cablegram which de- manded an immediate reply that things were well with him. < In due course the reply came, but its composition was somewhat strange, and the bride was by no means satis- fied that the message had been really sent by her husband, so proceeding to the post office she asked to be assured that the important message was really a bona fide one. The courteous officials did their best to remove all doubt and anxiety on that score from her mind, but she wound up with the exclama- tion Well, it's no use your talking, you can't kid me that this is my mail's writing, for I knows better # I hear it rumoured that the stewards of the Tenby Hunt Week for 1910 have already held a meeting for the purpose of arranging details, and as a result the amateur theatricals will be pro- duced under the management of Major Sellar, who will receive every possible support from Colbnel H. H. Goodeve, who for many years past has so suc- cessfully staged excellent amateur thea- tricals in connection with Tenby Hunt Week. The best thanks of the com- munity are due to Colonel Goodeve for his past services, and also for the con- siderable sum which it has yearly cost him out of his private purse and I can only hope that Major Sellar will be equally successful in keeping up the popularity of this important and fes- tive week for Tenby. F. B. M. THE TATLER."
HAVERFORDWEST MYSTERY. Mrs Elizabeth A. Hadfield. wife of Mr J. Had- field, of Milford Haven, has had a rather exciting experience, the details of which are at present wrapped in mystery. Late on Wednesday night of last week Mrs Hadfield was found unconscious on the roadside between Johnston and Milford Haven by two cyclists. She had sustained severe injuries, and it was at first thought that she had fallen from her bicycle, for she was cycling home to meet her husband, but, strangely enough, her machine was found a few yards away in the hedge, undamaged. It is believed that the un- fortunate lady has been the victim of a brutal attack, for a doctor, who was immediately sum- moned, found she was suffering from a compound fracture of the collar-bone and deep cuts on the back of the head and forehead. Robbery does not, however, seem to have been the object of her assailants, if there were any, for valuable rings remained on her fingers. Mrs Hadfield is still in a critical condition, and unable to give an account of the occurrence. Some weeks ago Mr Ronald Cook, an official at Milford Post Office, met with a similar experience in the same locality, and he is only just recovering from the injuries be re- ceived. He is still unable to account for the strange affair.
The name of Mr Marlay Samson, barrister, Swansea (says the Western Mail), is being mentioned as the probable Conservative and Unionist candidate for Pembroke County at the next election, in opposition to Mr Walter Roch, the sitting Liberal member. Mr Marlay Samson did splendid work during the sittings of the Welsh Church Commission as counsel for the Church. He is sound on all questions which are likely to occupy the next Conser- vative Government, is a fluent and ready speaker, and is well known and popular in the county. His selection, should it be con- firmed, would give very general satisfaction.
POLITICAL AGENT AND PEMBROKESHIRE COUN- CILLOR. LIVELY SCENES AT HAVERFORDWEST A FRAUD AND A SCANDAL." In view of the forthcoming County Council Election, much interest is evinced in the regis- tration courts in Pembrokeshire. During the past week some interesting light was shed on the Unionist non-success in the northern part of the county, Mr Vaughan Kendall, the Conservative agent, describing the overseers' list as "a fraud and a scandal." It was im- possible to obtain information from the over- seers, who, said Mr Kendall, were tools in the hands of the Radical party. At Haverfordwest on Wednesday evening there were some lively scenes. Mr Kendall, on behalf of the Conservatives, objected to the vote of Miss Ada Thomas, who is a member of the Pembrokeshire Education Committee, in respect of premises occupied in the parishes of St. Martin and St. Mary. The objections were upheld, Mr Kendall declaring it was an at- tempt to manufacture a vote. Arising out of an objection at Haverfordwest to the vote of Mr Alfred Smith, in the parish of Prendergast, Mr Kendall objected to the continuous interruption of County Councillor W. T. Davies. "I cannot conduct my cases," he said, "when there are half-a-dozen or more of the Liberal supporters keeping up a running fire of comment behind me." He asked the barrister (Mr Ivor Bowen) to have the court cleared. Mr W. T. Davies (indignantly)—I am the county councillor for this division. Mr Kendall-—I don't care if you are the King of England. (Laughter.) I am not going to be interrupted. (Hear, hear.) The Barrister—Quite right. If these inter- ruptions continue I shall have the court cleared. The incident then closed. The vote of Mr George Carrow, late of Glen- owen, Neyland, was objected to by the Liberals in respect of premises in Hill Street, Haver- fordwest. The vote was allowed, and Mr Carrow applied for costs. He said the pettifogging objections of the Liberals were becoming too frequent, and he should like to put a stop to them somehow or other. The Barrister--I hope you will not press this matter. Mr Carrow— I don't think I ought to be sub- jected to this continuous annoyance. I shall not press it. Councillor George Davies (a Liberal)—If Mr Carrow were a working man I should be pleased to give him a sovereign.
RIVAL TO FISHGUARD. FALMOUTH'S ASPIRATIONS. The success of Fishguard as a transatlantic port has stirred up the delightful little town of Falmouth—a town in which it seems always afternoon—to see if it cannot imitate the new Welsh harbour. The construction of docks is spoken of at Falmouth, says the Globe, and it is pointed out that the Cornish port is a few miles nearer New York than Fishguard, while the difference in the distance from London of the two places is not great. We (the Globe) sym- pathise heartily with the ambitions of the Cornish borough, and remember with due respect that it was once a shipping place of no little importance as a packet station but we must admit that we are as sceptical of its commercial development as of seeing its neighbour Fowey rival Plymouth. The harbour has, unfortunately for Falmouth, far fewer natural facilities than Fishguard. Large vessels always avoid it, and the navigation, both outside and in—to say nothing of the huge Black Rock at the entrance—is a matter of some difficulty. It is true that large docks might be built; but whether their construction would prove an acceptable financial proposition, as the Ameri- cans say, is more doubtful. There are already some half-ruined erections of the kind in Fal- mouth Harbour, which are eloquent of its failure to attract trade; at the present time, indeed, only a few trading steamers put in, besides an occasional yacht. The place has been aban- doned by the Navy as well as by commerce and since the erection of the signal station at the Lizard, it no longer possesses even its old use as a place where vessels might await instructions from their owners. Much would depend upon the attitude tho Great Western Railway might as- sume upon the subject.
VOTER ON HIS OATH. REVISING BARRISTER SHOCKED. WITNESS EJECTED. There was a sensational incident at the Nar- berth Revision Court last Thursday, when the Revising Barrister (Mr Ivor Bowen) put a voter on his oath, and declared he had very nearly committed a criminal offence. William Walter Williams, a well-known gentleman, living at The Laurels, St Clears, Carmarthen, told the barrister that his vote had been objected to in respect of some pro- perty in Crunwear, Narberth, and as there was no intention of proceeding with the objection he claimed costs. He handed the objection form to the barrister, who discovered that it was dated August, 1908. Mr Bowen then put Mr Williams on his oath. The Barrister—When did you receive this ? Witness-l do not know. I only looked at it the other day. Did you receive it this year ?—I cannot say. Did you give this document to Mr Kendall in this court five minutes ago, and did you in- struct him to ask for your expenses because you had the objection this year ?—I did not a?k for expenses. Did you receive the objection in 1908?—I cannot say. I never looked at it. Turn this man out of court. I think he has nearly committed perjury, and attempted to obtain money by false pretences. (To witness) —You are a disgrace to your country. You nearly committed a criminal offence. Mr Kendall-I have never seen the man be- fore. It has staggered me. The Barrister—It has shocked me. This is the worst example of fraud I have seen for some time. Mr Williams was then conducted out of the court by a police officer, amid some excitement.
WORKHOUSE INMATES' WORK. LADY ST. DAVIDS' TRIBUTE. In connection with the Brabazon Employment Society, a sale of work was held at the Work- house, Pembroke, on Monday afternoon. The sale was opened by Lady St. Davids, who said she was delighted with the excellence of the work of the inmates. She and the committee generally had ventured to predict that good work could be done by those in the workhouse, and she was very pleased to see their anticipations so wonder- fully realised. In making the articles pleasure was given to the aged workers, and nimble fingers became even more nimble when they had some- thing to do. Her Ladyship referred to the great zeal of the secretary, Mrs Lowless, who had devoted a great deal of time and trouble to the furthering of the scheme, and had taken great interest in the work. A vote of thanks was accorded to Lady St. Davids on the proposition of the chairman. Mr C. Young, Mayor of Pem- broke, seconded by the Rev. B. C. Evans. Subse- quently, her Ladyship made a tour of the buildings and expressed herself delighted with everything she saw in the institution.
MASON'S POPITLAR GUIDES to Tenby and Neighbourhood contain _all information of in- terest to Visitors, and can be obtained from the Observer Office, or at the local booksellers. Prices 6d., Is., and 2s. 6d.
CORRESPONDENCE. v- THE CONDITION OF HEYWOOD LANE. To the Editor of the Tenby Observer. SIR,—I should be glad if you would allow me in your paper to draw attention to the somewhat un. satisfactory state of Heywood Lane, particularly that portion between Sunnymead and the old Quarry. The littered state of the roadway con- veys the impression that a brush has not crossed it for some time, or, at any rate, if so, very super- ficially. I am not quite sure whether it is within the jurisdiction of the Tenby Corporation or the Pembrokeshire County Council, but whoever is responsible for the keeping up and in decent order of this important road should bestir themselves, and give the matter the attention it is entitled to, as the residents on either side are just as heavily rated and taxed as those who live in other parts of the borough.—Yours truly, Tenby, September 14th, 1909. A RESIDENT.
A VISITOR'S NOTES." To the Editor of the Tenby Observer. SIR,—Your correspondent "Man on the Road," whose expressions of opinion you published last week under the heading as above, has touched upon a very important matter for Tenby as a holiday resort. Your correspondent emphasizes the need for more amusements during the summer season, and in this respect he does not stand alone; the lack of amusements during the season now at an end has been a source of constant complaint among all classes of visitors; and in the best in- terests of the town something ought to be done to remedy matters before another summer comes round. The complete absence of any kind of enter- tainment (barring the Promenade Band, which after all cannot be classed with an entertainment like pierrots, minstrels, etc.) on the two beaches all through the season was a feature which was so pronounced and so striking that it could not fail to attract the immediate attention of the hun- dreds of people who daily visited one or other of the shores. In these days a seaside resort patronized by the public without a troupe of pierrots is indeed something of a novelty and though there may be some people who, liking peace and quietness with their holidays, regard it as a blessing in disguise, the very great majority, who are out for a holiday, look upon such forms of entertainment as indispensable—if not strictly for themselves", at least in the case of their children. Need it be said that the beaches at Tenby this year have been unusually dull and slow? There. have been no life and vivacity about them, and it was as a consequence not unnatural that there should be endless complaints from visitors. By such a short-sighted policy on the part of the local authorities the best interests of Tenby are being jeopardized, and it is for the ratepayers, a large number of which have only the visitors to depend upon for the means of livelihood, to insist that for the future, beginning with next year, the Corporation will see to it that troupes of enter- tainers are permitted to take up standing on both the North and South Sands. The outcry which their absence this year has raised has hardly done the town much good, but let us hope that whatever injury has been in- flicted will be successfully counteracted bv the liberal and enlightened action of the Corporation ere the next season comes round. Let arrange ments with this end in view be made early, 60 that it can go forth to the world at large that Tenby is up to "date in its endeavours to attract the visitor. We want visitors; they are abso lutely indispensable if a great many of us are to live here at all and make two ends meet. The visitor industry is all we have to rely upon, and if it fails us, then we might as well—in an expressive but significant phrase—" put the shutters up." No one who is consientious can come forward and say that the season just closed has been a good one for Tenby; that is when compared with say from six to ten years back. It has not; far from it. As a matter of fact, the summer seasons at Tenby have during the last few years been on the gradual down grade. The best" test as to the kind of season a tradesman or a lodging-house keeper has had is their receipts; perhaps, better still, the state of their bank balance at the end of the summer. How many local business people can come foward and say that they have made substantial progress towards building up the for- tune they all hope fsic, to realize in Tenby ? That is a problem I will not attempt to solve. Yours truly, A RATEPAYER. Tenby, September 18th, 1909.
TENBY FISHING COMPETITIONS. To the Editor of the Tenby Observer. SIR,—As a visitor to your beautiful town, and one who has been an interested and delightful competitor in some of the popular fishing competi- tions held on the Royal Victoria Pier, will you allow me to add my quota of praise and apprecia tion to the committee and others responsible for the promotion of these events. I may say that I have visited at various times the chief seaside resorts of the United Kingdom, and although in some of them there have been competitions for anglers, I have not experienced greater pleasure at any of them than that which I derived at Tenby. To begin with the Victoria Pier lends itself admirably to contests of this nature and the excellent manner in which all the detailed arrange- ments have been carried out has filled me with admiration. I consider the fishing competitions at Tenby this year have been the one outstanding feature of the season, and that they were popular and caught on is fully evidenced bv the large number of entrants, even in the most inclement of weathers, who put down their names. To me and my fishing friends these competitions have been a great source of pleasure and amusement; and if I come to Tenby again next year, as I hope I shall, I trust that these events will again be to the front. Thev are a decided attraction to the town, and if I might be permitted to make a suggestion. I would venture to propose that the committee early in the year make some effort to announce the fact far and wide, which couid be done by notices in the London and provincial papers, as I take it that you have in the town a public adver- tising department. The Tenby fishing competi- tions are really unique in their way, and I feel sure that they have only to be made generally known in order to attract a still wider public. Apart from the sport provided, and taken as a whole it has been good, there is a health and social side to these competitions. Strangers are brought together, and if the proverbial reserve of the Englishman does not thaw under the genial influence of Isaak Walton's craft, then I am afraid there must be something radically wrong. That the pastime is a healthy one there can, of coarse, be no two opinions, and even if no catch results the competitor has gained in other wavs. As a. speaker said at one of the recent presentation of prizes, these fishing competitions teach Faith, Hope, and Charity, and beyond this what more do we want ? Another thing which has struck me in connection with these competitions is the fine spirit of good fellowship which pervades all classes of entrants they are all such good sportsmen and sportswomen that it is quite a pleasure to throw a line with them. That I shall always retain plea- sant memories of the Tenby fishing competitions I am fully convinced and in closing this letter I look forward to next season, when, all being weil, I hope to once more take my place on the Victoria Pier and ply the line with eager anticipation. Yours truly, Tenby, September 20th, 1909. A VISITOR COMPETITOR,
UNIONIST PROSPECTS IN PEMBROKE. --4 r-- MR. WALTER LONG TO SPEAK FOR SIR GEORGE ARMSTRONG. In the Pembroke Boroughs both parties (says the Western Mail) are ready for an election, come when it may. On buth sides arrangements are being completed for a cam- paign next month. Sir George Armstrong intends to make a personal visit to every con- siderable town in the boroughs. He will hold a big demonstration at Pembroke-Dock, which will be addresesd by the Right Hon. Walter Long and other speakers. At other meetings it is hoped to secure important speakers. Mr Owen Philipps, the Liberal member, will hold a meeting at Pembroke-Dock on October 5th, to be addressed by Captain Hemmerde and other speakers. In the ievision courts, which are now sitting, the battle is being fought keenly. Mr Kendall, the Conservative agent, has done splendid work for the party in the courts.
SENIOR CERTIFICATES. Alice Maud Davies—English language, his- tory, arithmetic (with distinction), mathematics, French (with conversation), and science. Charlotte Llewellyn—English language, his- tory, arithmetic, mathematics, French (with conversation), and science. Phoebe Lord — English language, history, arithmetic, mathematics, and French (with conversation). Fred Phillips—English language, history, mathematics, French, and science. Gladys Thomas—English language, literature, history, mathematics. Honours French (with conversation), science, and drawing. George Waymouth-English language, his- tory, arithmetic, mathematics, French (with conversation), and science. Trevor Williams—English language, scrip- ture, history, arithmetic, mathematics, Latin. Honours French (with conversation.