POST OFFICE CONCERT AT TENBY. — g THE HISTORY OF THE PENNY POST IN PICTURES. In aid of the Rowland Hill Benevolent Fund, which makes provision for the widows and orphans of Post Office employes, a very successful and well-attended lecture-concert took place in the Royal Gate House Assembly Rooms, Tenby, on Tuesday night, under the presidency of the Mayor (Mr T. Tucker), who was acoompanied on the platform by Mr W. H. Blanche (chief clerk at the Tenby Post Office, and who is now acting as deputy-postmaster) and Mr John Howell (head master of the Wesleyan Day School), who very kindly acted as reader in connection with the pictures exhibited. Previous to the putting on of the pictures, of which over a hundred were thrown on the limelight screen, the Mayor, in a few introductory remarks, referred to the object of the entertainment. The Rowland Hill Benevo- lent Fund existed for the purpose of relieving widows and orphans of Post Office employes, and towards its support Mr B. Eustace Good, who would exhibit the pictures that night, had, by means of these entertainments, sueceeded in raising over JE2000. The scries of pictures, photo- graphs and coloured, were then exhibited, and by their means the origin and growth of postal matters from the earliest days down to the pre- sent were rapidly sketched, the lecture portion, which proved to be of a most entertaining and instructive character, being very effectively read by Mr Howell. The pictures covered a wide variety of subjects, all connected with postal matters, and furnished a very comprehensive idea of the magnitude of the postal system at the present time, which provides work for a million employes and has a quarter of a million offices, The General Post Office in London, a fine view of which was shown, is the centre of 13,000 offices and during the series various views of the interior of the Central Telegraph Office, the sorting department, the travelling post office, etc., were exhibited, all proving of the greatest interest. The postmen of different nationalities formed a unique feature of the series, and from it one learnt that the Swedish letter carrier wore the most dignified uniform, whilst perhaps the most unfashionable was that worn by the French rural postman. The pictures depicting the days of the old mail coaches contained a. good deal of humour, as did also those portraying counter scenes. There were pictorial references to Old Age Pensioners, it being stated in the lecture that although the Post Office had had this work placed upon them, and through the offices of the kingdom paid out the enormous snm of £60,000 per week, the new duties were undertaken and discharged without any disorganization or diffi- culty. The wonders of wireless telegraphy were, of course, not forgotten, and several very inte- resting pictures dealing with this marvellous invention were exhibited. Altogether this part of the programme was quite a novelty, and thoroughly enjoyed by the large and appreciative audience. The lecture, which was written by Mr B. Eustnce Good, who is a retired Post Office official, dealt in a popular style with the various phases of the great postal organization of this country, and afforded the public an opportunity of learning something new about one of their greatest conveniences. The second portion of the programme consisted of a selection of miscella- neous musical items, all of which were well received, those kindly giving their services being Miss Maggie Davies (song), Miss Dolly Truscott (Dutch song and dance), Miss Alma (comedienne), Mr Wilfred Rees (song), Mr John Evans (song), Mr Arthur Parsell (song), Mr Quininboro (mono- logue), Master Donald Williams (song), and Master Graham Browne (Dutch song and dance). The accompaniments were played by Mr W. Cecil WTilliams, Mus. Bac. At the close Mr Blanche, on behalf of the Rowland Hill Benevo- lent Fund, expressed hearty thanks to those pre- sent for their kind support, and also to the artistes for tbeir valuable assistance. The staff of the local office (particularly the young ladies) also deserve thanks for the enthusiasm displayed in the sale of tickets.
MR. ALBERT CHEVALIER AT TENBY. In the presence of a large and fashionable audience, Mr Albert Chevalier, the "Prince of Coster Artists," gave a most successful recital at the Royal Gate House Assembly Rooms, Tenby, last Saturday night, being supported by Miss Tresiliau (soprano) and Mr F. C. Holliday (at the piano). Mr Chevalier, whose seven- teenth year of tour the present is, met with a very enthusiastic reception, and during the evening was again and again recalled. From his extensive repertoire (he has composed over a hundred songs altogether) ho presented a varied selection, humorous and pathetic and every number he contributed was handled in that style of his which has now come to be regarded, in its own particular line, as inimi- table. In addition to the old favourities, such as "The Future Mrs 'Awkins," "Au Old Bachelor," 'E can't take a roise out of Oi," "Our Bazaar," etc., Mr Chevalier introduced some of his new songs, notably Mile End Road" (decidedly the" hit" of tho recital), "Right as Ninepence," aud 41 The Veteran" (Chelsea Pensioner). The latter with The Workhouse Man represented the pathetic element, being in striking contrast to "Mile End Road," which goes with a catchy swing, and towards the close introduces a piece of bizarre dancing in true coster style. In this turn Mr Chevalier was seen at his very best, and was most enthusiastically encored, and, to the great delight of the audience, responding with the dance part. In "Right as Ninepence," he was again the typical coster, and this song also met with a cordial reception. As a dilena- tor of the coster character and mannerism Mr Chevalier holds a unique position he has no compeer and although he has been doing this class of business for more than twenty years he is to-day as bright, as fresh, and as original as ever.
BILLIARD CHAMPION I AT TENBY. .AI »• Mr Claude Falkiner, the West of England Billiard Champion, has during the week been playing a series of exhibition matches with local amateurs in the billiard-room of the Royal Gats Souse Hotel, Tenby. The first match, with Mr Sid Williams, a well-known Tenby cueist, commenced on Monday afternoon, when the champion conceded him, as he did all the others whom he played, 800, each game being 1600 up. At the conclusion of the afternoon's play the score atood- Williams, 918 Falkiner, 802. The latter's chief breaks were 96, 91, 77, 72, 64, 58, 51, and 40 (unfinished). Williams made a number of breaks of over 20. Upon play being resumed in the evening Falkiner ter- minated his unfinished break at 45, but warm- ing up to the game knocked off a finely-played break of 136, followed soon afterwards by another of 157. His great break of the even- ing, however, was that of 276, which repre- sented a brilliant piece of play. The champion brought off some marvellous strokes, and during the game was repeatedly applauded for his fine exhibition. At nine o'clock the players were level (1248 apiece), but at half-past Falkiner had completed his 1600 to Williams' 1275. On Tuesday Mr Falkiner took on Mr W. Cooper, the marker at the Royal Gate House Hotel, giving him 800 points: At the con- clusion of the game the scores were Falkiner, 1600; Cooper, 1439. During the afternoon Falkiner's chief breaks were 125, 94, 75, and 53 while in the evening his best contributions were 80, 70, and 50. Cooper's chief breaks were several of 30, and one of 48.
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"THE PERFIDIOUS WELSHMAN." SECOND NOTICE. [Published by Messrs. Stanley Paul and Co., Clifford's Inn, London, W.C. Price 2s. 6d. Copies can be obtained at Messrs. Wyman's Railway Bookstall, Tenby.] In the seventh chapter, which is devoted tø. education, art and politics, there is some very plain speaking, in which the Welsh M.P.'s come in for a good deal of criticism. The author says: — In intellectual development the Welsh, as a race, lag far behind other peoples. Anthropo- logists declare that the Welsh are, physically, inferior to all other civilized races, if, indeed, they are entitled to be included among the civilized races at all In Wales to-day there are two main types of people, the one being tall and fair, the other short and dark. The latter, who contribute at least two-thirds of the Welsh population, are nothing more or less than the descendants of the pre-Aryan aboriginies of Britain, and belong to the same low caste as those specimens of humanity which inhabit the Basque provinces of Spain. These are the black hair, low forehead, full lips, dark, beady eyes, and large low-set ears; and without doubt the craftiness, vanity, ignorance, and fanaticism of this type of Welshman—who poses as a Celt-are partly traceable to the same source. The un- prejudiced reader has only to call to mind one or two of the more prominent Welsh M.P.'s to find the above traits distinctly in evidence. Their speeches are characterised by a vain show of- boaatfulness, an utter disregard for truth, gross exaggeration, a contempt for patriotism and statesmanship, cleverly veiled abuse, and an un- governed flood of passion which is as unintellectual as it is vulgar. The Welshman has not the ability to make literature even in his own language, and before there can be any hope for him in the high plane of culture he must give up thinking that the stringing together of rhyming verses is poetry, and that the blasphemous or wholly colourless articles in the vernacular press are literature. Go where you will in Wales you cannot fail to be struck by the poverty of her architecture. She has few fine buildings which she can claim as her own. The four Cathedrals, if dignified by age, are insignificant compared with those of England in architectural features, and there are few parish churches which inspire the passer-by with any sensation of religious or artistic aspiration. As to the chapels, they are an insult to the Almighty, an offering of Cain. The quintessence of ugliness unadorned, they kill all natural beauty that may surround them. We find that the Principality is equally destitute in the realm of painting and the allied arts. She has never produced a single man or woman who has earned for himself or herself even a parochial fame in these fields of culture. To anyone who does not know the shallow transparency of the average Welsh mind, its utter want of ballast and lack of inde- pendence, the humbug with which the Welsh M.P. feeds his herd of ignorant voters is absurd beyond comprehension. The chapter entitled "The Land of Song" contains some very strong and drastic com- ments on Welsh music, the claim of the Cam- brian nation to be the foremost in this direction being very severely handled, and indeed almost demolished by the ruthless onslaught made by the outspoken author, who, among other things, says There has been so much nonsense talked about the "Welsh National Eisteddfod," that most people have taken it for granted that it is some- thing very fine. But let anyone with an impartial mind attend one of these gatherings, and he will find that both the National Eisteddfod and any of the smaller meetings of the same kind are almost farcical as far as culture, or anything else of an elevating character, is concerned. It is to the bards," perhaps, that public attention is most curiously drawn when an Eisteddfod is announced. But what is a Welsh bard? He may be anybody who has an elementary knowledge of making metrical verses, and who adopts, or has conferred upon him with great ceremony, a bardic title." But that scarcely any of these verses are worth repeating is the verdict of every unbiassed critic. They are, as a rule, nothing more nor less than vapid sentiment of the milk-and-water type, en- tirely devoid of original thought or style. And some of the bearers of these bardic names are so proud of them that they have them written in full upon their travelling bags. But a bard would not be a bard if he did not suffer from a chronic attack of swelled head." Important as the bard may be, however, it is doubtful whether he is held in more popoular esteem by the Cymry than the artist" in vocal music. Four-fifths of the time occupied by the Eisteddfod is absorbed in singing," and at local functions of the sort there is often nothing more. Compe- tition in part-singing between rival choirs occupy the greater part of the time from morning" to night. It seems that Taffy's internal accommo- dation for singing is insatiable. We have seen that he indulges copiously in it at chapel on Sundays. He sings—or tries to sing-nearly every evening of the week. He sings in soli- tude or in company; when he is drunk or when he is sober. And the stranger who visits the National Eisteddfod may well enter with the conviction that here he will hear something in vocal music of which he has never dreamed. He does. And he very soon comes out again, for in- stead of his soul being uplifted by the heaven- born sounds he had anticipated, it is tormented with mental indigestion in a most acute form. It was all very well to listen to these men's voices when they were far away in the grey evening valley of Bethesda. But here the male voice choir of or the ladies' choir of or a combination of both, often makes the most dread- fully discordant noises that ever ear of mortal man suffered. There seems to be no restraint, no science, and but little harmony. Even the con- ductor appears to lose all control of himself. Why then this proud title The Land of Song," which would seem to indicate that in Wales we should find the highest excellence in vocal music ? Why this vain boast and fictitious notoriety? The sight reading of these choirs is not good, nor is their musicianship sound, for the simple reason that the conductor is seldom a trained musician, the Celtic temperament and national feeling of the members making them prefer to got up their work for the Eisteddfod under native, or, better still, local instruction, to importing an efficiently trained, though foreign, instructor. The Eistedd- fodau are much to blame for this state of affairs. Here we find that the petty competition between choirs, carefully classed according to numbers, the rivalry between districts, and the enthusiasm of supporters, have completely eliminated any desire to further art for its own sake. An un- governed keenness to win prizes somehow—any- how-has stifled all hope of progress in Welsh music. The whole fact of the matter, as every impartial mind knows only too well, is this. The Welsh, though they may sing their mournful hymns in a minor key at street corners, are not in any high sense musicians. Any attempt to train a given number of the sons or daughters of the land of song only ends in confusion. The have not the mental balance, nor the ear, nor the sense which with other people is termed "common," to to enable them to derive any benefit from training as conducted at present. This, I have no doubt, will be considered a serious libel against what the Welshman regards as his crowning and distinctive glory. Bnt if my readers desire to test the truth of the statement they may enquire for themselves. Let them remember the great debacle of seven or eight years ago when the Welsh choirs—as usual— were so hopelessly beaten by the despised Saxon, and when consternation and indignation reigned in bill and vale, and the judges were verbally pilloried by the combined forces of every chapel of the land. In the remaining portion of the chapter the author admits that Welsh choirs do occasionally earn a "notoriety of a sort" for themselves; and refers in sarcastic vein to the Royal com- manding" of a Welsh choir to sing before the King. But this kind of thing the writer attri- butes to the good nature of his late Majesty King Edward VII., who is represented as having been willing to endure anything for the sake of his people. He would listen to niggers' tom- toms," entertain savages, and suffer a Cymric choir to bellow and shriek at him, with equal composure and goodwill. The author alleges that Wales has rarely, if ever, produced a single really great singer such as the uninitiated might have expected of her. As regards the instru- mental music of Wales, the writer says it can be summed up very briefly—there isn't any. The few summer bands at the watering-places, he says, are almost entirely composed of aliens, whilst in the large towns there is a total absence of that orchestral and chamber music which is so large a factor in the life of our English cities.
On Tuesday morning of last week I arrived punctually at ten o'clock at the Old Bailey, now the Central Crimi- nal Court, in obedience to a subpoena worded in the following quaint man- ner :— George the Fifth, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, King, Defender of the Faith, to F. B. Mason, and to every of them Greeting. We command you and every of you, that laying aside all excuses and pretences whatsoever, you and every of you personally be and appear before our Justices of Oyer and Terminer and Gaol Delivery, to be holden for the Jurisdiction of the Central Criminal Court, at the Cen- tral Criminal Court in the Old Bailey, in the suburbs of our City of London, on Tuesday, the Sixth day of September, 1910, at the hour of ten in the forenoon of the same day, there to testify the truth and give evidence before the Grand Jury, on Our behalf against William Mollindinia Paterson upon an indictment for felony and also upon the trial of the said William Mollindinia Paterson for the said offence and so from day to day during the said Sessions, until the above case is tried. And this you or any of you are not to omit, under the Penalty of One Hundred Pounds to be Levied 011 the Goods and Chattels, Lands and Tenements, of you and such of you as shall fail herein. Witness, The Right Honourable Sir John Knill, Baronet, Lord Mayor of the City of Lon- don, at the Central Criminal Court afore- said the First day of September, in the Year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and ten. Noticing a queue of people at one door on the corner of Newgate Street, I enquired Are you witnesses waiting for admission?" only to hear, "No, we're the public." Close by was another door with a 7burly policeman standing at it; to whom I put the query, Is this an entrance for wit- nesses?" "Large door on your left" he replied with official brevity. Upon entering between glass doors I found a massive and jolly looking sergeant, faced by an even taller and keen looking constable. So with the remark I'm a witness in the Paterson case," I passed in to an enormous hall without a word more being said on either side. Hundreds of men and women, some of the latter with children in arms, were standing about, the seats available being very few in number. Seeing an inspector in uniform, I re- ported that I was a witness in the Paterson case, and where should I go ? This official replied that he did not know anybody connected with the case, but thought I had better wait about. After a few minutes I enquired of a constable at the foot of the grand staircase whether he could tell me where to find someone connected with the case, and producing the subpoena given above, called his attention to the fact that it contained no instructions as to where or to whom I was to report myself. This officer seemed just as vague as to the happenings in the enormous building as the inspector, but a brilliant idea seemed to strike him, for he suddenly said Go up to that officer half-way up the staircase, and ask him to give you the list for to-day." Thanking him, I ascended the stairs and said to the constable in- dicated, Will you give me the list of cases that are going on to-day ? I am a witness in one of them." To this I got a surly No, sir," and when I, in an equally grumpy tone rejoined "Why not?" I got the answer "Can't give you what I haven't got." I then pointed out that a brother officer of his had sent me all the way up that stair- case to ask him for one. Well," he said, I haven't got one, but you can go up and ask at the office if you like." **$ My next attempt to get in touch with someone connected with the case was fortunately made to the jolly looking sergeant in charge at the large entrance doors. I am sorry to trouble you, sergeant, but I have been here for half-an-hour, and can find no one to tell me what I am to do. I am a wit- ness in the Paterson case." Just wait here a minute," said the sergeant, and I will see if I can find some- one." Splendid idea I exclaimed, I'll help the constable to keep the door whilst you get information for me." So for quite five minutes I helped keep the door, looking as stern as it is possible for me to do, whilst the constable opposite stopped all strangers by placing his hand in front of them, and saying Yes ?" in an enquiring tone if the person was quite ordinary looking but if a little better dressed or of distinguished appearance the hand was raised a little more deferentially, and the query became "Yes, sir?" Those who claimed to be witnesses, or had other business, were promptly ad- mitted, but quite one-third who tried to get admission were members of the public, and, upon being refused, they were advised to go to the second door on the right, where, as I have stated, a queue of people waited patiently for hours only to find that very few of them would find room. The sergeant presently returned with a gentleman who like myself was a witness in the case. He had been be- fore the magistrate at the Mansion House at the preliminary inquiry, so knew the officers and solicitors who had charge of the business. In his company I found the grand jury room, waited about in the witness room, and amused myself by asking nearly every i constable I met, and there were dozens 7 of them, where I could find the smoking-room, reading-room, and re- freshment room, none of which, of course, existed. The behaviour of the different constables on my exclaiming AvIlat, no smoking-room for wit- nesses or No refreshment room was quite interesting. These men on their collars were lettered from B to X," having come from most of the divisions in connection with some case to be heard. I complained to one in- spector that I had beeu unable to find a man of the" A" Division, although the whole of the rest of the alphabet was present. "Y ou are right, my friend," he replied, "We don't get "A" Division here; they're in the West End, at the Houses of Parliament and Whitehall way." # At last in the witness room we dis- covered a list of cases being placed before the Grand Jury displayed about half-past eleven, but as our case was not amongst them we went out into the street for a smoke. Upon return- ing we found that additions had been made to the list, including our case, and after waiting in the witness room for about another hour—and a very gloomy and depressing place it is-I enquired from a constable outside the Grand Jury room door about what time he thought case No. 26, Paterson, would be heard, when he laconically replied Case over, sir, true bill found." < "Jehoshaphat!" The case was over, and we had not even been called for! We at once skirmished round, and discovered Inspector Collinson, almost too busy to talk to us, still we managed to learn that only one witness from the country and the manager of the bank defrauded had been required by the Grand Jury, but that we must await instructions until the defendant had been up before the Judge to plead. # # Lunch at a "pub" opposite, much frequented by the police, followed, and at the table I heard a rather good "hit" scored by one officer against another who was addressed as Ted." Having been severely roasted "Öynis companions he declared he would have nothing more to do with them, and taking out his glasses and a newspaper commenced to study a case. In the lull of the chaff that followed one friend remarked to the other I say, Bill, rogues always run in blinkers, don't they?" This was too much for Ted, who removed his glasses, pocketed his newspaper, and left the room in great ill-humour. *i** At three o'clock on Tuesday after- noon, by special permission of Inspector Collinson, I departed with orders to turn up again at ten o'clock on Wed- nesday morning. I carried out my instructions, and ascended to the first floor, on which are situated four Courts where cases are tried. A list of cases to go before each Court was prominent- ly displayed, but as ours did not appear we did not know what to do. Two of us went to the enquiry office, only to be told that no information as to when the case would come on could be given us, but it certainly would not be held that day. So we departed once more with instructions to return again at ten o'clock on Thursday morning. Being a few minutes late on Thurs- day, I met three witnesses just coming out of the Court, as they had discovered that the case was again absent from the list, and they were going to the solicitors' offices in the Old Jewry to obtain instructions. I accompanied them, only to be told that we must return to the Court and wait for about an hour, whilst Mr Bodkin, K.C., who was for the prosecution, could be inter- viewed. We went on to the City Detective Offices in Old Jewry, in the hope of finding Inspector Collinson, but here again we were advised to go back to the Court, and at noon were in- fprmed that we might return to our respective homes as the case would not be heard that week and that when our services were required again we would be sent for. I arrived home on Friday, five days having been occupied in connection with the Paterson case at great personal inconvenience, and with- out the least benefit to anyone con- cerned. Since my return home I have received a notice that the trial has been posponed at the request of the defence until the next Sessions, which will take place about October lltli. It is a good long time since I appealed to charitable readers of these notes for donations towards helping an un- fortunate neighbour. I particularly wish to collect about 95 for a widow and mother of a young family of six, who, in her endeavour to maintain her children, has so overtaxed her strength that a month's rest is absolutely neces- sary. I am anxious to avoid giving the name and address, because, like so many of the deserving poor, the widow I refer to wishes to work for herself and children. I will personally guarantee the case to be a most urgent one, and if required will supply any kind donor with the information necessary for them to verify the facts stated and I would also gratefully acknowledge in this column any amounts sent to me. F. B. M. THE TATLER."
ATTACKED BY BEES AT SAUNDERSFOOT. -A The removal of a hive of bees iu a pony cart at Saundersfoot has had serious consequences for the driver, a young man named George Rogers, and the pony. The hive was closed up and placed in the cart, but the jolting caused a sliding arrangement to open and release the bees. They at once attacked both man and pony. The driver promptly took the maddened pony out of the conveyance and made a rush for his life to a disused building on the roadside a mile away. Both suffered terrible agony, and the pony is not expected to recover. Rogers had over fifty stings on the head, neck, and hands. ■AAWMBAANBHOMMM
TENBY COTTAGE HOSPITAL. The following subscriptions and donations are acknowledged with thank s:- Mrs F. B. Mason JEO 10 6 Mr R. H. Farley (donation). 0 5 0 G. E MAIKLAKD, Hon. Sec. and Treasurer.
THE POPULARITY OF CASTLE tilLL. To the Editor of the Tenby Observer. SIR,—Your correspondent's letter on the above was quite in good taste, and, like him, I have also wondered why a beautiful spot like Castle Hill is not made far more of than it seems to be. The band might play there there might be aquatic sports at its sea base there might be carnivals in fact, there might be a score of attractions arranged, none of which would entail much ex- pense, and all of which would undoubtedly be a draw." There is certainly a lack of enterprise somewhere when a fine hill like this is allowed to run to seed as it were. Of course, it is too late to do anything this year, as the season is practically over, but next year your Town Council may think it worth while to do something in one or other of the directions I have briefly indicated. Yours truly, Tenby, September 3rd, 1910. A VISXTOE.
TENBY REVISION COURT. Mr Lewis M. Richards, Revising Barrister, sat at the Tenby Town Hall, yesterday (Wednesday), for the purpose of revising the Parliamentary lists for the Pembroke and Haverfordwest Boroughs, and the municipal lists for the Borough of Tenby; and also the county elector list of voters within the said Borough. Mr John George (Broad Haven) and Mr Howell James (Narberth) represented the Liberals for the County whilst Mr G. E. L. Mabe, assisted by Mr Harold Davies, was present on behalf of the same Party for the Borough of Tenby. Mr W. E. V. Kendall (Haver- fordwest) looked after the Conservative interests in the County, and Mr W. H. Thomas those in the Borough. There were also present Mr G. Lort Stokes (Town Clerk of Tenby), Mr G. J. S. Lyoni (Assistant Overseer), and the various Overseers of the outlying parishes. Upon "the Revising Barrister taking his seat, Mr George said he desired, as the senior regis- tration agent, to be allowed to extend a welcome to Mr Richards, and did so without in any way being derogatory to Mr Ivor Bowen, his predeces- sor, a gentleman whom they all very much respected. Revising Barrister—I am very much obliged to you. Mr Kendall said he desired to associate himself with this expression from Mr George, and thought it was a compliment to Pembrokeshire that Mr Richards should have selected it first. Revising Barrister — I have brought good weather anyway. (Laughter). He proceeded to say that he should be very happy to take the lists in any order which would be convenient to them. It was quite a matter of indifference as to how he took them. His usual policy had been to take the smaller lists first; lists of those people who came from farthest away. Mr Kendall said there were none present in that Court who had come from very far away; they were all within three miles. The Town Clerk of Tenby suggested that the Barrister should take the Borough list first. Mr George—Oh, no The Town Clerk said that people from the County could not get there so early as people from the town. Mr George said that the Borough lists never had been taken first. The Revising Barrister said he did not want to go against what had been the procedure before. The Town Clerk—The Borough was taken first last year. Mr George replied that if this were so it had been done to meet the convenience of some one. He might say that personally he did not mind, yet he did not want to remain longer in the Court than was necessary. He was an invalid, and had to be carried in and out of Court, and consequently he liked to get away as soon as possible. Revising Barrister—You are looking very well on it. (Laughter.) It was agreed that the Borough lists should be taken first. Mr W. H. Thomas, on behalf of the Conserva- tives, objected to the retention on Division I. of the Occupiers' List of Mr William Evans, High Street, on the ground that he was not the occupier. Mr Lyons-He is ou the rate-book. He occu- pies the house. Mr Thomas said he asked for his rent-book to be produced. He (Mr Thomas) had given him proper notice of objection, and he thought it was Mr Evans's business to produce the rent-book. If he did so, and could prove that he was the tenant of the house, be (Mr Thomas) was pre- pared to pay his expenses. Revising Barrister—That is very fair. Mr Mabe said Mr Evans had been on the list for the last ten or twelve years. Revising Barrister—Never mind that. He can be got here, I suppose. Mr Mabe—Yes. He added that the paying of the rent had nothing to do with the matter. Mr Thomas contended that Mr Evans was simply a caretaker of the premises for his father. Mr Mabe—No, certainly not Mr Thomas—His father is the tenant of the house, that I am certain of. Revising Barrister—Does his father carry on business at the shop ? Mr Lyons—No, not in that shop. It is under his father. Mr Thomas—The firm is John Evans, saddler. The Revising Barrister decided to strike Mr Evans's name out. Mr Mabe asked that he might be made a service voter and placed on Division II. Revising Barrister—I am going to strike it out altogether. [A report of the remainder of the Revision Court proceedings will appear in our next week's issue.—En. T. O.J
CORRESPONDENCE. TENBY RATEPAYERS' ASSOCIATION. To the Editor of the Tenby Observer. SIR,—The first and very successful pommittee meeting in connection with the above Association was held on Wednesday of last week at Rodney's Dining Rooms, Tudor Square. The first business was the election of officers, and the following were unanimously elected :—President, Mr J. Lawford Evans, Malvern House, Esplanade; vice-president, Mr B. Beynon, Hazlewood House, Warren Street; Mr A. Yeates, 4, Clareston Road, secretary. The rules of the Association were read and passed. The Committee then entered into debate regarding the objects of the Association, which all went to show the benefits to be derived therefrom by the ratepayers of Tenby should the above become a powerful organization. Of course, the Committee themselves cannot do much; thev must have supporters; and it remains wholly with the ratepayers of Tenby to give the sup- port required, in order to make the Association worthy of its objects, and the town to which it belongs. The Committee, therefore, make an urgent appeal to the ratepayers of Tenby to give them their hearty support. It was decided to call a ratepayers' meeting in the Public Hall at an early date in connection with the movement. In the meantime circulars would be delivered to every ratepayer in the town, upon which they are re- quested to vote for or against a Ratepayers' Association. After the circulars are completed according to the opinion of each ratepayer, they will be called for in a day or two by a collector with a sealed box. By the return of the papers the Committee will be able to gauge the number of their supporters. We shall not know indi- vidually who is for or against the Association; therefore no one will be any the wiser how rate- payers affix their "X." Anyone desirous of sup- porting the above are cordially invited to send or call at No. 4, Clareston Road. The register is in the hands of the Secretary and Committee, who are bound down not to divulge the name of any ratepayer who joins. Ratepayers of Tcnby! Wake up, and look after your interests. Remember the old saying, Water constantly dripping wears away' the hardest stone.Yours truly, — A. Yeatek, 4, Clareston Road, Tenby, Secretary. September 12th, 1910.
TENBY PROMENADE BAND. To the Editor of the Tenby Observer. Sir.,—In to-day's issue of your paper Mr T. P. Hughes makes an appeal to the local public to subscribe another JE20 towards the expenses of the Promenade Band and thus prevent certain gentle- men who have kindly guaranteed the amount at the bank from being called upon to pay it them- selves. It seems a rather curious thing that there should always be this difficulty about the finances of the season's band. Year after year it crops up, and it would seem as if the town, taken as a general whole, did not care whether they had a band or not. Now-a-days no up-to-date seaside resort would consider its season arrangements complete without a band; and we at Tenbv can- not do without one. Visitors expect it, and even if the residents do not appreciate it, they ought at the same time to consider their visitors and sup- port the band according to their means. Mr Hughes says that the bad weather is responsible for the deficit mentioned." To a certain extent this may ba true, but yet it is equally true that there are many who shirk their responsibilities, and do not subscribe as they should. A general rate would, of course, be the fairest way of meeting this expenditure, for under it all would bo charged according to their position as house- holders, i. e., on the assessable value of their occupying premises. Whether the Corporation have the power to levy such a rate I don't know, but if they have they should certainly act upon it in future. — Yours truly,
A REGULAR CURSC UIHER. Tenby, September 1st, 1910. MASON'S POPULAR G TIDES to Tenby and Neighbourhood contain all information "i in- terest to Visitors, and can he obtained from the Observer Office, or at the local bjok^lers, Prices 6d., Is., and 2s. 6d.
Mr Fred Williams, Mariner's Square, Haver- fordwest, has been viciously attacked by a heifer, sustaining very serious injuries. The heifer was recently purchased by Messrs. Rees Brothers, grocers, Mr Williams's employers, and was somewhat wild. Steps were being taken by several workmen to prevent the animal from straying on to adjoining property. Mr Williams caught the animal. The heifer threw him down and savagely attacked him, his face being torn in a shocking manner. One of the wounds required eleven stitches and another two stitches, while two of his teeth were smashed. Mr Williams is confined to bed and is in a painful condition. Two cyclists, named Thomas Rees, Orlandon Kilns, and David Evans, Orlandon, St. Bride's, were charged at Haverfordwest on Saturday with riding to the danger of the public. John Davies, of Dale, spoke to having tried to stop the defendants, and Dr. W. S. Griffith, Milford Haven, said that had he not received warning and stopped his motor car at a very bad corner a frightful accident would have been un- avoidable. The defendants had lost control of their machines and were riding down hill at twenty guiles an hour. The Chairman (Mr Walters), in lining the defendants 10s. each and costs, said they ought to be glad to be there to be fined. They might have been buried instead. With ourselves many ratepayers are won- dering when the Tenby Corporation contem- plate putting the finishing touches to the Queen's Parade roadway. Surely it is high time something were done to make- this much used thoroughfare presentable. At present it is simply a sandy track, scarcely a credit to the Corporation or recommendation to visitors. Considering that between £700 and £800 have been expended on the "construction" of this roadway one would expect to see a more finished article for the money. As at present constituted it is neither use nor ornament, though it is true that many people plough through the sand in order to take a short cut from the railway station to Queen's Parade. An agitation is afoot at Pembroke-Dock for the introduction of electricity as a means of public lighting. It is contended by those who advocate the change that it would make a diffe- rence of over a shilling to consumers as com- pared with the price they are now paying per thousand feet for gas. At Carmarthen the Corporation there have just entered upon a fourteen years' contract with the local Electric Supply Company, and this new arrangement, it is calculated, will mean a saving to the rate- payers of at least JE200 per annum. Is there anything in the Tenby Corporation's lease with the local Gas Company to prevent an outside company from introducing electricity into the town ? Now-a-days progressive seaside resorts go in for the electric light as an illuminant, bad gas being considered infra dig. ==o=- According to our local contemporay yester- day (Wednesday) 44 Mr William Henry Morgan Yelverton, J.P., of Whitland Abbey, who last week succeeded as heir presumptive to the Vis- county of Avonmore, is a well-known Conserva- tive landlord. Mr Yelverton succeeded his father in 1884, and is now in his seventy-first year." Unfortunately, Mr Yelverton, who spent a good deal of his time at Tenby, died about eighteen months ago, and under the cir- cumstances it is somewhat difficult to under- stand how the succession has been effected. We are to a certain extent disciples of Mr Horace Vachell and Mr Elliott O'Donnell as regards their psychical tenets, but are afraid we cannot go all the way with our contemporary in admitting the possibility of a spiritualistic heir presumptive. The statement is too ad- vanced for even the modern school of psychal research. We understand a movement is on foot to secure the adoption of Mr Marlay Samson, barrister, of Scotchwell, Haverfordwest, as the Conservative candidate for the Pembroke Boroughs in place of Sir George Armstrong, Bart R.N., who, after contesting two elections, has 'withdrawn from the field. Mr Samson stood against Mr W. F. Roch in the County at the General Election in January, but was defeated by an overwhelming majority. As the Tory candidate for the Boroughs it is con- sidered that he would have more than a 14 sporting chance of wresting the seat from the sitting member, Sir Owen Philipps but, on the other hand, Liberals in the constituency are confident that their present representative is able to hold his own against all comers. Mr Samson possesses the merit of being a "local man," and it is for such a vara avis that the Unionists have searched for so long. With such a candidate they consider their chances of success more than doubled. At Milford Haven on Monday (before Colonel W. R. Roberts and Mr James Walkley), Peter Rutherford, fisherman, of the steam trawler Lynmouth, was charged on three counts with being drunk and disorderly and with assaulting P.O. Rowlands and P.C. Lewis. P.C. Rowlands said on Saturday afternoon he found accused lying down in Victoria Road asleep. He raised him to his feet and found he was drunk, and defendant then became very violent and used bad language. He kicked witness several times about the legs and also struck him. P.C. Lewis came to his assistance and they hand- cuffed him. On the way to the police station he butted P.C. Lewis and kicked him. In- spector Evans helped them to take him into custody. Defendant in his defence pleaded he was mad drunk and mistook the officers for some men at the dock gates, who had threatened to Assault him if he did not give them drink. Defendant was sentenced to 14 days' imprisonment for each offence, to run concurrently. Defendant "I am very sorry^ I hope there are no marks on the young men. The eighth fishing competition of the season was held yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon on the Royal Victoria Pier, Tenby. Notwith- standing an inclement wind, which searched the pier fore and aft, thirty-two anglers—the majority of whom were represented by the gentler sex—took up positions. The prizes (1) a handsome spirit flask, given by Mr C. W. R. Stokes (2) a silver mounted walking-stick (3) a fishing basket and strap, given by Mr Edwin Lloyd, were won in the above order by Mr V. Kendal, Mrs Derby-Hyde, and Miss Rainsford. Mr Keep captured the special prize—a silver mounted amber cigarette holder, given by Mr C Joseph, to the gentleman catching the greatest number of fish. The prizes were pre- sented by Mr W. H. Phillips (Marine Terrace), whose eloquence was cut short by a sharp shower of rain. He had time, however to congratulate the winners, and to sympathise with and encourage the losers. He also, managed to get in part of Addison s a o, 44 'Tis not in mortals to command success. On the motion of. Mr Keep a very hearty vote of thanks was given to Mr Phillips. -=ý=-- At Carmarthen on Saturday Superintendent Jones charged William Young, licensee of the refreshment rooms at the railway station with sellin" intoxicants to a person who was not travelling by train, during illegal hours Mr H. Brunei White defended. It was stated that just after ten o'clock on the night of the 27th August, Henry Lewis, 10, Little Water Street, Carmarthen, went into the refreshment rooms for a bottle of bass for which he was charged 4d. He remonstrated with the waitress that she was charging too much, and he complained to Police-Sergeant Williams, who was on the platform. The sergeant spoke to the waitress and told her that she had no right to sell the beer to Lewis as he was not travelling by traiu, whereupon she replied, 441 asked him it he had come in by train and he said 'yes.' An ex- cursion had come in at the time and it was stated by the waitress that Lewis rushed in bare-headed exactly as if he had come in by the train, and asked for the beer. He also said that he had come from Pembroke-Dock- The charge of 4d. was the tariff price. The Bench, giving tho defendant the benefit of the doubt, dismissed the case. Mr Young is also the licensee of the refreshment rooms at Tenby Railway Station.