G.W.R. EXCURSION TO LONDON. TUESDAY NIGHT, OCTOBER 4. To LONDON (JAPAN-BRITISH EXHIBITION), for 1, 2, 3 or 5 DAYS. dep. Day Fares. Neyland 9.6 p.m. Milford Haven 9.0 Haverfordwest 9.31 Fishguard and Goodwick. 5.4-0 r'|l/ 6 Fishguard and Goodwick. 5.40 r'|l/ 6 Pembroke-Dock 7.0 Pembroke 7.35 Tenby 8.10 J Templeton 8.31" 11/- Cardigan 5.35 Boncath 5.57 f ll/O Llanfyrnaeh 6.26 11/- Whitland 10.13" 10/- For details see Bills, or send post-card to Stations or Offices. JAMES C. INGLIS, General Manager. G/A 5004 ——————— ROYAL ASSEMBLY ROOMS, TENBY. ONE NIGHT ONLY! MONDAY, October 3, 1910. J. BANNISTER HOWARD'S Principal Company in the GREAT LONDON SUCCESS WHEN KNIGHTS WERE BOLD. By arrangement with JAMES WELCH. All Dresses and Scenery carried are similar to those used at Wyndham's Theatre. PRICES — RESERVED SEATS, 3S. SECOND SEATS, 2S. BACK, Is. Early Doors 7.15, Threepence Extra. Seats booked at A. COWTAN'S Music Warehouse, St. Julian Street. DE VALENCE GARDENS, TENBY, Proprietor Mr GEO. CHILES. Managers Messrs. BARING BROS. Acting Manager (for Mr Sydney James' Season) Mr ERNEST JAMES THE PREMIER PLACE OF AMUSEMENT. NIGHTLY AT 8 DP.ZMI. MATINEES Wednesday and Saturday at 3 p.m. LAST WEEK OF THE SEASON! "THE COMEDY CADETS." Popular Prices-3d., 6d. and 1/ TENBY ART CLASSES. MR. E. J. HEAD begs to announce that the above Classes will be held in future at his Studio, 2, Marine Terrace, Tenby, instead of at the CocNTY SCHOOL. Prospective Pupils can obtain full particulars as to Terms, etc., on application NEW REGULAR STEAMSHIP SERVICE. MESSRS, JOHN BACON, LTD., have arranged Regular Steam Communication between Liver- pool, Wexford, Bristol, Swansea and Tenby, leaving Liverpool every Saturday, Bristol every Wednesday, Swansea every Thursday, arriving at TENBY EVERY IET IRv I ID A.Y" For the conveyance of Goods and Passengers. Live Stock carried between Wexford and Bristol. Ex- cellent Passenger accommodation. FARES—Tenby to Liverpool, Deck, single, 6s.; Cabin, single, 12s. 6d. Special Round Trip, lasting about seven days- Tenby to Liverpool, Wexford, Bristol, Swansea, and back to Tenby, L3 3s. This includes berths, meals and cabin fees. For further particulars apply to E. F. WALL, AGENT, Clifton Rock, Tenby or JOHN BACON, LTD., at Bristol, Swansea, Wexford, Milford Haven & Port Talbot. Head Office: 3, Rumford Street, Liverpool C. J. HOFFMANN, GOLDSMITH'S HALL, HIGH STREET, TENBY (Nearly opposite Coboury Hotel), Watch and Clock Maker, Jeweller, Optician and Engraver. All Engraving, including Crests, Monograms, Inscriptions, etc., done on the Premises the same day as received at very moderate charges. Plain Lettering on Cold, Silver or Brass 8d. per doz. letters. MRS. W. A. GARTHWAITE (L. C. HAY. L.R.A.M.), ACGOMPAITIST. Lessons given in Pianoforte Playing. For Terms apply EATON COTTAGE, TENBY. EDWIN LLOYD, Ironmonger and Builders' Merchant. SOLE AGENT FOR CARSONS' MURALINE AND CELEBRATED OIL PAINTS. ALSO FOR WARD'S WELL-KNOWN GARDEN AND AGRICULTURAL SEEDS. Agent for the South Wales Portland Cement (Used by H.M. Government); PURIMACHOS FIRE CEMENT; AND THE BEST MAKERS OF SHEFFIELD CUTLERY & TOOLS. The large and varied Stock includes FISHinSTG- TACKLE, LAWN MOWERS, GARDEN IMPLEMENTS, HANDY WEEK-END CASES, DRES3 BASKETS, TRUNKS, BEDSTEADS, I A BAZAAR, And almost every Household Requisite. Royal Daylight Petroleum and Incandescent Cas Mantles always in Stock. Experienced Workmen engaged on the Premises. TELEPHONE No. 15. ST. OSWALD'S HOUSE, TENBY.-To Let, Furnished, for the winter, on favourable terms. Three Sitting-rooms, seven Bedrooms, Kitchen and usual offices. Nice Garden and Workshop. Charming situation. Good sanitary arrangements. An offer to purchase would be considered. Further particulars of Mr F. B. MASON, House and Estate Agent, Tenby. HOUSE to Let in CHURCH PARK, TENBY, from October 1st. Two Sitting-rooms, 4 Bedrooms, Kitchen. Scullery, etc. Rent JE17. Apply Madras Villa, Park Place, Teuby. GREENHILL LIVERY STABLES, TENBT. Sale of Horses, Carriages, Hearse, Harness, Stable Utensils and various Effects. MR. FRANK B. MASON Is instructed to Sell by Auction, on the above Premises, On SATURDAY, October 1st, 1910, A number of HORSES & CARRIAGES, Which will include Char-a-banc to carry 14, with bars for four Horses. Smaller ditto, carry 10. Large Landau in good condition; one small ditto; two One-horse Carriages; one Dog-cart. Open Hearse in good condition. Four Sets of Plated Double Harness; one Set of Brass ditto; two Sets of Single Harness, plated. Five Horses. Chaffcutter. Stable Utensils. SIX MONTHS' CREDIT, subject to Conditions of Sale. Sale to commence at Three p.m. prompt. Lots may be viewed on the day previous and morning of Sale. Auction Offices-St. Julian Street, Tenby, September 17th, 1910. PUBLIC HALL, TENBY. Sale of Household Furniture and Miscellaneous Effects, removed from Twycross Cottage, near Tenby, and other sources. MR. FRANK B. MASON Will Sell by Auction, in the above Hall, On WEDNESDAY, October 5, 1910, A LARGE QUANTITY OF HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE INCLUDING DRAWING AND DINING-ROOM SUITES in silk tapestry and real leather. An expensive FIVE-FOOT SIDEBOARD to match. DINING TABLE, 4ft. wide, opening 5ft. Gin. Ornamental Vases, Pictures, Mirrors, etc. Axminster, Brussels and other CARPETS. Rugs in variety; Table Linen; Blankets; Brass and Iron and other Bedsteads; Fenders, Fire- irons and Fire Brasses. A few Lots of good Books. A costly set of GUN-METAL AND COPPER SCALES. POLISHED ASH BEDROOM SUITE,' consisting of Wardrobe, 3ft. 6in., Dressing Chest with swing glass over, Marble-top and Tile-back Washstand with two Cane-seat Chairs en suite. An American Walnut similar Suite with 6ft. Wardrobe, well-made and solid. Chair Bedstead and Cushions. Drawing-room Chairs. A YOST TYPEWRITER in excellent condition. Quantity of LINOLEUM. MIRZAPORE and BRUSSELS CARPETS. And Miscellaneous Sundries too numerous to particularize. TERMS CASH. Sale to commence at Tico o'clock prompt. Admission to Sale-room SIXPENCE, which "will be credited to every purchaser. Auction Offices-St. Julian Street, Tenby, September 22nd, 1910. WANTED IN TENBY, Responsible Persons, Ladies or Gents., to form PORTRAIT CLUBS. No risk or outlay. — Good Commission paid — Apply, in first instance, by letter to H. B. WEBSTER, 14a, Park Road, TENBY. For Your Health's Sakef DRINK PURE CHINA TEA. Special brands to be obtained only at Palmer's Stores 10, High Street AND 15, Warren Street. PRICES: 1/8, 2/ 2/6, 2/10 and 4/- per lb. Free Samples on application. TO Let, Furnished, ROBESTON HOUSE, South Cliff Gardens, Tenby. Five Bedrooms, 3 Sitting- rooms, Bath (h. and c.); gas throughout; sea view near Golf links certificated sanitation south aspect; piano. Moderate rent. Servants by arrange- ment. Apply Miss CLOW, Robeston House, South Cliff Gardens, Tenby. HEYWOOD COTTAGE, TENBY.-This charming DETACHED RESIDENCE, splendidly situated on the outskirts of the town, standing in its own ornamental grounds, which contain some fine timber trees, is to Let, FURNISHED, with possession. The House contains pretty Drawing-room, with glass doors leading into spacious Conservatory; good Dining-room, Breakfast-room, Kitchen and usual offices on the ground floor; with five Bedrooms and Bath-room (fitted h. and c.) on the first floor. Coach-house and Stabling for two horses; large Kitchen Garden and Grass Paddock. Splendid views of eea. and country. Good sanitary arrange- ments and water supply. Moderate rent. Apply Mr. F. B. MASON, House and Estate Agent, Tenby. HALLSVILLE HOUSE, VICTORIA STREET, TENBY.—To Let, UNFURNISHED contains 8 Bed- rooms, 4 Sitting-rooms, Bath-room and usual offices. No basement. Excellent sanitary arrangements. Moderate rent. Apply Mr F. B. MASON, House and Estate Agent. Tenby. FARMHOUSE APARTMENTS.-To Let. con- F taining 4 Bedrooms and 2 Sitting-rooms, from the 30th of August. J. BRACE, Park Farm, Manorbier. TWYCROSS COTTAGE.—Pleasantly situated on outskirts of Tenby-7 Rooms. Workshop, Garden, and Paddock, to let at JE18 per annum. Apply Mr F. B. MASON, House Agent, Tenby. APARTMENTS.—To Let, one Sitting and one or two Bedrooms.—Apply 3, Queen's Parade, Tenby. H MANORBIER.—To Let, for September, two Al Sitting-rooms and three Bedrooms. Apply F. BRACE, South Norton, Manorbier. TYPEWRITING. All kinds of typewriting -L promptly and accurately executed. Price list on application. Typewriting taught. Moderate terms.—JAMES A. RICHARDS, 10, Park Road, Tenby. PEACHES AND NECTARINES wanted. Send sample state price and quantity. Empties sent to any address. F. BILLING, Fruit Merchant, Bellevue, Tenby. I T. P. HUGHES' SPECIAL BARGAINS for early Autumn. 100 TAILOR-MADE COATS with new Convertible Collar. A very smart Coat in New Blanket Tweeds and Plain Blanket Cloth. — Price 21/6. — This is exactly the same line and the same price that several London firms are advertising in the Daily Mail. Come and see the actual Garments in our Show-room. Illustrations give a very inadequate idea of what you are buying. SUPPORT HOME INDUSTRIES. Special Millinery Display now on. T. P. HUGHES, Bon Marche, TiEnsriBir. I II THE TENBY DRUG STORES (OPPOSITE TOWN HALL) ARE NOTED FOR LARGE STOCK AND LOW PRICES. TRY OUR BARK and PHOSPHORUS TONIC For Weakness, Lassitude, Debility, Loss of Appetite, Neuralgia, etc., and as a General Tonic. Sold in 1/- Bottles only. OTHER SPECIALITIES— LIVESEY'S UNSEED UNCTUS. LIVESEY'S LIVER TONIC. UVESEY'S BLOOD MIXTURE. SPECIAL CORN CURE, 6d. Bottle. THE TENBY DRUG STORES, H. C. PHILLIPS, M.P.S., late LIVEBEY. Chemist and Optician. W. IVY GIBBS THE HOUSE FOR BEST (JTJALITY AND YAIjUE IN SHEETS, SHEETING, QUILTS, BLANKETS, HOUSEHOLD LINENS AND LACE CURTAINS. EXCLUSIVE DESIGNS IN CARPETS, Oilcloth and Linoleums, Mats, Rugs, etc. We hold a large Stock of BEDSTEADS AND BEDDING AT KEEN PRICES. INSPECTION INVITED. Sole Ageqt Prompt fw IpE^THI Dispatch Tenby and p|Yp|j and District. quick return. MILFORD HOUSE, TENBY. — — WORKING HOUSEKEEPER requires situa- TT tion, or any position of trust. Good references. Address "F. P. Office of this Paper. A LONELY LADY of small means offers daily services as useful COMPANION. Reply c/o Mrs DAVIES, Toronto Cottage, Clares- ton Road, Tenby. WANTED, a Boy (14-15). Full time. Parcels W and odd jobs.—Apply BILLING, Fruit Mer- chant, Bellevue, Tenby. WANTED, Young Girl APPRENTICE to the Photography.—Apply SQUIBBS, Tenby. TENBY COTTAGE HOSPITAL. The following subscriptions and donations are acknowledged with thanks: — A Friend (donation F jEO 10 0 Messrs. T. and H. Rees (donation).. 0 5 0 G. E MAINLAND, Hon. Sec. and Treasurer. The Rev. David Jones Evans, Baptist minister, Bethlehem, Newport (Pern.), passed »way at his father's residence on Monday ifternoon after a long and painful illness. ( l 1 l I THE NEW BISCUIT. "BEDFORD" J j Rich Shortbread Biscuit for General Family Use. g MACFARLANE, B LANG & Co., LTD. IMACFARLANE, LANG & Co., LTD. Please order through your Grocer.
LIST OF VISITORS. RECENT ARRIVALS. Allen, Mrs Cuthbert, Dinas Powis 2 St Catherine's terrace Bawtree, Mr, Mrs and family, Pinner 5 Bellevue Carter, Mr and Mrs L. and family, Readiug 6 Park terrace Davies, Mr Thomas, Merthyr 11 Culver park Davis, Mr and Mrs, Barry 4 St Julian terrace Davis, Miss Mary, Barry 4 St Julian terrace Dransfield, Mr and Mrs C., Sale, Cheshire Milton Groom, Mr Harold, Harlesden Llanboidy Huddleaton, Mr and Mrs Arthur J. C., Cambridge Myrtle house. Penally Hawtrey, Mrs and Miss M., Kensington, London 1 Marine terrace Houghton, Miss. London 7 Culver park Hill, Mr and Mrs H. Gathorne, Burton Court, London Granston house Ireland, Mr, Lichfield Malden house James, Colonel and Mrs, Ireland Farnham house Lewis, Masters Harry and David and maid, Cardiff South cliff house Leslie, Mr, Manchester Crackwell street Lloyd, Miss Conway, Chelsea 2 St Catherine's terrace Nell, Miss Mabel, Wenvoe.2 St Catherine's terrace Pidduck, the Misses, Aberystwyth 4 St Julian terrace Price, Mr and Mrs, Gresford Redlands Pullen, Mr, Neweastle-on-Tyne 5 Bellevue Roberts, Dr., Llanerch-y-mor Hall, Carnarvon Elsdale Sheard, Mr ,J., Sheffield; Milton Sahacha, Mr J., London 1 Fleming houses Spencer, Mrs Hammond and maid, Slwch House, Brecon 6 South cliff street Wade, Lieut.-Colonel, R.E., Pembroke-Dock 6 Norton Ethelstone House (7, Esplanade). Mrs Bishop; Mr and Mrs Waller, Rugby Mr Caahman, Ireland Mrs Vaughan, Mrs Jones, Rhayader. Royal Gate House Hotel.—Mrs Matthews, Car- diff Miss Gower, senr., Castle Malgwyn Mr and Mrs Hart, London; Mr Boulton and party, London; Mr White, Mr Prosser, Melksham; Mr Soutter, London Mr and Mrs Roff, London Mr Shaw, Cardiff; Mr Elbourne and friend, London; Mr and Mrs Partridge, London Mrs Oldham, Westbury; Miss Alys Bateman, London Mr Ensor, Llanistan Mr and Mrs John, London Mr and Mrs Shiell, Northwood Mr Chambers, Clifton Mr Robinson, Penarth. [For other Visitors see Page 4].
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ffitrtfjs, Jmarrtages, attn Deatbs. I >- 1- MARRIED. STAPLETON—NORMAN.—On September 20th, at the Baptist Tabernacle, Brighton, Philip William, son of James William Stapleton, of Chelms- ford, Essex, to Ellen, daughter of William Norman, master rigger, Swansea.
THE result of the ballot taken to ascer- tain the feeling of the town as to the formation of a Ratepayers' Association has been so satisfactory that the friends of the Old Majority Party in the Tenby Town Council, unable to conceal their chagrin, have hit upon the expedient of questioning the accuracy of the figures given. As regards the correct- ness of the result we can vouch, as the papers passed through our hands in common with several responsible rate- payers, the greatest care being taken to arrive at an accurate analysis of them. The ballot papers are still in existence, and no doubt the Secretary of the movement would only be too pleased to show them to anyone who is inclined to question the accuracy of the figures published in our last week's issue. Five hundred and sixty-five papers were returned to the collectors, and out of this-number no fewer than 424 voted in favour of forming a Rate- payers' Association at Tenby. The re- sult is so significant that the present Town Council can hardly be blamed for feeling just a trifle alarmed at such evidence of dissatisfaction with the management of public affairs. Just one-half of the electorate of the Borough feel that there is need for a ounter-check on the policy of their dministrators, and such an Associa- ion as is suggested, and for the forma- ion of which they voted, is regarded is the most effectual instrument by vhich municipal policy can be regu- ated. At Pembroke-Dock a Rate- jayers' Association has worked a won- lerful change in local affairs, and there s no reason why it should not prove squally beneficial at Tenby. That the 'atepayers as a body have plenty of grievances to air is so obvious as hardly ;o need emphasizing. To mention one >1' two of the most glarings there are jhe Refuse Removal Scandal; the Borough Treasurership Scandal, invol- ving the payment to an absent official )f £200 per annum of public money uid the management of the South Parade Improvement, where a con- siderable sum of money has been ex- pended without the formal instructions 3f the Council and in contravention af the rule of the Local Government Board, which lays it down as an abso- lute necessity that money on public works must not be spent before they have been consulted and their sanction obtained. There are other matters which have caused public protest dur- ing the past twelve months, but these enumerated are the most glaring and call the ihost loudly for a remedy. Banded together the ratepayers of the town will be in a position to pull their rulers up when they overstep the traces, and if the latter refuse to be pulled up, then it will be quite within the province of the Association to appeal to the Local Government Board and solicit their help. An Association with a membership of half the bur- gesses of the Borough is bound to com- mand a hearing from the superior powers that be; the pressure they would be able to exercise on the policy of the Council would be such that members would pay a little more re- spect to their election pledges than they are accustomed to at present, whilst as a lever to move the Local Government Board to action the Rate- payers' Association would possess a far-reaching influence. Now-a-days no town aspiring to an independent and progressive spirit is without such an Association, and although the time for its formation at Tenby is long overdue we nevertheless cordially welcome the steps which are now being taken to fill the breach. It is more than high time that the ratepayers asserted themselves and took a hand in the supervision of local affairs. It is not sufficient that they should go to the poll once a year, and not always even then. An Asso- ciation for the mutual protection of interests is required, and at last it looks as if the formation of such a combination were in a fair way of be- coming an accomplished fact. The out- look is a promising one, and if all the people who signified their approval of the formation of a Ratepayers' Asso- ciation will give practical effect to their desires by joining it the town will then possess a powerful lever by which it can regulate local affairs, and in a great measure bring to an end the present scandals which disfigure the municipal administration of Tenby. Not only must all those who voted in favour of an Association join it, but what is more important than all vote for the candi- dates which it may see fit to nominate for the approaching MunicipalJElection. With such a voting power rightly used the Association should sweep the board on November 1st. In furtherance of the Association a public meeting of rate- payers will be held in the Public Hall at eight o'clock this (Thursday) even- ing, when we trust that all who voted for its formation will attend and enrol themselves as members. The subscrip- tion is sixpence per annum and the advantages unlimited.
LOCAL SIFTINGS. Mr R. Hulton, Brynhir, Tenby, has given notice to vacate his house. m
The Rector of Tenby (the Rev. N. Chetwode Ram, M.A.) is attending the Church Congress at Cambridge.
Last year there were 45 convictions for drunkenness at Tenby and 555 throughout Pembrokeshire.
A Harvest Thanksgiving Service will be held at Penally Parish Church at seven o'clock this (Thursday) evening. .t'
Constant Reader writes us that the lights on the Royal Victoria Pier were not extin- guished until after 8 a.m. on Saturday last.
We are asked to state that Pioneer John Richards is authorized to collect subscriptions on behalf of the Tenby Fire Brigade. m
The De Valence Gardens close for the season on Saturday night, the popular Comedy Cadets providing the bill of fare during the week. »♦«
The BELGRAVE HOTEL, Esplanade, Tenby, is now replete with every convenience and accom- modation for visitors. Tariff upon application to Manageress.
The Great Western Railway Company will run a special excursion from Tenby to London next Tuesday night, particulars of which will be found in our advertisement columns.
The Rev. W. H. N. Seeker, B.A., who has been one of the parochial clergy at Tenby since his ordination in 1908, will shortly be leaving to take up work in London.
Mr James Braid, the open golf champion, will visit the Tenby links on October 13th and 14th with a view to carrying out further im- provements on the course.
Mr R. W. Smith, Tenby, trained Mr David. Harrison's Sky Pilot (ridden by A. Anthony) which won the Dudley Handicap of 100 sovs. at the Wolverhampton meeting on Monday.
The winter session of the Tenby Total Absti- nence League will open on Monday next, October 3rd, at 8 p.m., at the South Wales Temperance Hotel. Members arc earnestly requested to attend.
Mr James A. Richards, typist, 10, Park Road, Tenby, has just been appointed sole local agent for the Smith Premier Typewriter Company, samples of whose goods and price lists can be seen at Mr Richards's address.
The sub-committee of the Tenby Corporation appointed to deal with the completion of the proposed new road from Queen's Parade to the railway station, met on Monday, when they decided that they could not recommend the Cuuncil to accept the terms offered by the Great Western Railway Company. Mr F. B. Mason will, on Saturday afternoon, lell by auction, in the Greenhill Livery Stables fard, Tenby, a number of horses and carriages, particulars of which will be found in the adver- isement in another column.
The Lord-Lieutenant of Carmarthenshire will oreside at a public meeting to be held at Car- narthen on Tuesday afternoon, October 11th, n furtherance of the aims and objects of the South Wales Nursing Association.
A meeting of ratepayers in connection with :he proposal to form a Ratepayers' Association will be held in the Public Hall, Tenby, this ^Thursday) evening at eight o'clock, when all interested are cordially invited to attend.
Pembroke Rural District Council at a meetina on Monday, Mr W. G. Parcell presiding, reO. solved to apply to the Roads Board for a grant of JE2000 towards widening and improving the road between Tenby and Lamphey.
There were 26 entries in the last of the Tenby season fishing competitions, held on the Royal Victoria Pier on Friday, when the prize win- ners were Mrs Layton, Miss Holder, Mrs Morris, and Mr Jeffreys. The prizes were dis- tributed by Mr J. H. Beynon.
The Harvest Festival services will be held in the Tenby Wesleyan Church on Sunday, October 2nd, when the preacher will be the Rev. George Woodcock. On Wednesday, October 4th, the annual Fruit Banquet will be held at 7.30 o clock, to be followed by a musical evening. Tickets Is each.
Under the direction of Mrs Stuart Jones and Miss Lingard, hon. secretaries to the Mission to Seamen, a variety entertainment in aid of the funds of the institution will be given in the Public Hall, Tenby, on Saturday, October 29th. A triple bill will be performed. Full particu- lars will appear later.
The Rev. Vallance Cook, evangelist, will hold a special ten days' mission at the Tenby Wes- leyan Church, commencing October 22nd. There will be an address to women only on Thursday, October 27th, at 3 p.m., and one to men only on Sunday, October 30th, at the same time.
Yesterday (Wednesday), Mr J. Harries, Red- berth, kindly sent to our office, for inspection, a remarkable potato, grown by himself, and which turned the scale at 21 bs. 14ozs. In shape it very much resembled the human form, though, minus the legs. We don't know whether all Mr Harries' potatoes are of the same mammoth proportions if they are he evidently possesses the secret of intensive cultivation.
The project of building a bridge at Church Lalser, between Llanstadwell and Neyland, has now assumed a concrete shape. At a meeting of the Pembroke Rural Council on Monday Mr W. C. Jones succeeded in carrying a motion to contribute a sum not exceeding JB150. In sup- port of his proposition, Mr Jones said that some 60 workmen living in Llanstadwell some times had to lose time when the tide was high, people were debarred from attending church or chapel on Sundays, whilst children were prevented from attending school.
Mr W. Cecil Williams's concert at the Assembly Rooms last (Wednesday) night was in every respect a great success, Miss Alys Bateman (the celebrated English soprano), Miss Hannah Jones, A.R.A.M. (contralto), Mr Richard Williams, L.R.A.M. (baritone), Major Bedingfeld, late Devonshire Regiment (violin- ist), and Mr Eduard Parlovitz (solo pianist) contributing to a really excellent programme. A more extended notice of the event will appear in our next issue.
At a general meeting of the Tenby Hockey Club on Tuesday evening, it was unanimously decided to again take the field in Heywood Lane. There is a promise of many new players, and there will be a mixed as well as a men's team. The first practice will take place on Wednesday next at 3.30 p.m., when it is hoped all interested will be present, Messrs. R. Davies and T. P. Hughes were elected financial secretaries, and Mr George Young, match sec- retary. Mr E. Parrott was re-elected captain, and Mr Jack Hodges, vice-captain.
At the meeting of the Aberystwyth Board of Guardians on Monday Mr Llewellyn complained that the Board was paying too high a price for tea. They were paying at the rate of Is. 8d. a pound, whereas most of the boarding-houses in Aberystwyth used tea which cost less than Is. 4d., and that was good enough for the work- house. The point was referred to a committee. The Clerk announced that Mr Williams, Local Government Board inspector, would hold a special inquiry into the administration of affairs at the workhouse on October 3rd.
The complete list of pryie winners in the novel "Holiday Line" Competition inaugu- rated by the Great estern^Railway Company has now been announced. As evidence of the interest taken in the Competition, it may be mentioned that replies were received from prac- tically every town of importance in the country, and the judges have been busily occupied for some weeks with the arduous task of adjudi- cating npon the thousands of replies sent in. Much care and research were displayed by the competitors as a whole, and some of the essays reached a high standard of literary merit.
Shortly before eight o'clock last Thursday evening a commotion was caused in Charles Street, Milford Haven, by the report that a man named John Lewis had expired suddenly in the Royal Hotel. Lewis, who lived a short distance away, in Manchester Square, was working in the garden when he felt unwell, and left his house for the purpose of getting some stimulant. He had scarcely entered the bar of the hotel when he collapsed. Medical assistance was sent for, but when Dr. Nicholl arrived life had passed away. Deceased was a widower, about 60 years of age, with a grown-up family, and had been in the employ of the Milford Docks Company for over 20 years, being one of the oldest employees. M-#
There is a spice of adventure about a letter received from Sergeant-Major H. R. Biltcliffe, of Nassau, Bahamas, West Indies, by the Raleigh Cycle Company. Some prisoners had escaped from jail, and it was necessary that someone should go to the outlying settlements to inform the people in order that they might make their boats secure, thus cutting off the means of escape from the island. The Sergeant- Major volunteered to do this on his Raleigh cycle. Between noon and six in the evening he travelled over forty miles through the bush. In many places, he says, the track consisted of just virgin rock, but apart from a puncture, the machine came through in fine style, and the mission was successfully accomplished. This was a severe test which only a first-clasa machine could withstand.—The local agent for the Raleigh Bicycles is Mr A. W. Randall, "The Motor House," Warren Street, Tenby. ——
At Fishguard last week a number of Liver- pool men were charged with secreting them- selves aboard the Liverpool liner Drayton Grawje, bound for New Zealand. Prisoners were landed by Pilot Sullivan and given in charge of Police-Sergeant Lewis .and P.C. Roberts, who placed them in the only two available cells, which were much overcrowded in consequence. The magistrates sentenced prisoners to 14 days each with hard labour. On Sunday afternoon a batch of stowaways were landed at Fishguard from one of the Houston liners, bound from Liverpool to Buenos Ayres, but having no pilot aboard they were allowed their freedom. Had they been taken into custody the police would have been under the necessity of conveying the men in brakes to Haverfordwest owing to the inade- quate cell accommodation at Fishguard.