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F SPECIAL MEETING. --
SPECIAL MEETING. RE-APPOINTMENT OF MEDICAL OFFICER. WITH £ 38 HONORARIUM. The Mayor (Mr T. Tucker) presided over a special meeting of the Tenby Town Council on September 19th, when the other members present were Councillor C. Farley (Deputy Mayor), Aldermen Griffiths, Chiles and Leach, Councillors George Thomas, Mason and W. H. Thomas, together with Mr T. M. Eastlake (Borough Accountant) and Mr A. J. Newton (representing the Borough Treasurer). The minutes of a quarterly meeting, held on August 11th, were read and confirmed. The Council were proceeding to the next business on the agenda, the signing of money orders, when Mr Mason asked the Mayor whether they might just have a statement showing the con- dition of the accounts at the bank. The Borough Accountant then read the fol- lowing figures handed him by Mr Newton :— DISTRICT ACCOUNT'. credit £ 627 0 0 WATER ACCOUNT credit 55 12 6 ESTATE ACCOUNT debit 217 0 0 PIER AND HARBOUR ACCOUNT.,debit 687 0 0 Mr W. H. Thomas remarked that the credit and debits about equalized one another. The Borough Accountant said the total debit was about J5200. Mr Mason—That is better than last time I suppose the rates are coming in. The following cheques were then signed :— GEORGE LYONS, registration fees allowed by Revising Barrister for expenses of preparing lists. JS12 10 0 CHIEF BOATMAN, looking after sun papers. 2 0 0 BOROUGH TREASURER, quarter's salary 50 0 0 JOHN DAVIES, Prince of Wales Hotel, refreshments to band of King s on (Liverpool) Regiment 1 12 0 BOARD OF TRADE, royalty on 535 loads of shingle and sand from the beach. 9 3 4 ROYAL OAK BENEFIT SOCIETY, prin- cipal and interest on Queen's Parade Loan (less tax). 53 12 6 PUBLIC HEALTH LOAN BOARD, prin- cipal and interest on Sewage and Water Loans 88 1 1 TRANSFER CHEQUE to credit of Estate Account (rents of site of Isolation Hospital and Stores) 8 19 10 SHAW AND SON, "Municipal Corpo- 8 rations Act," 1 14 7 With regard- to the cheque for the Borough Treasurer, Mr Mason, when same came on for signature said—I object to that cheque on the usual grounds. The next business was the appointment of Medical Officer of Health for the year ending September 30th, 1911. Alderman Griffiths moved that Dr. D. A. Reid be re-appointed at the same salary as before. Alderman Leach seconded, and the resolution was carried. The only other item on the agenda was the confirmation of reports of Committees. Alderman Chiles proposed the confirmation of the report of the Sanitary Committee of July 25th. Alderman Leach seconded. Mr W. H. Thomas enquired whether the Borough Surveyor had yet seen Mrs L. Jones with regard to the widening of the passage in connection with her new premises. The Mayor-I have no knowledge of it. The reported was adopted. The Mayor moved, and Mr W. H. Thomas seconded, the adoption of the report of the Estates Committee of August 8th and same was passed. Mr W. H. Thomas proposed, and Alderman Griffiths seconded, the passing of the report of the Harbour Committee of July 25th; and same was carried. This was all the business, and the Council went into committee, the representatives of the Press withdrawing.
COMMITTEE BUSINESS. --
COMMITTEE BUSINESS. The following business was taken in com- mittee. A letter was read from the Local Government Board enquiring what steps were being taken by the Town Council for the pro- vision of a number of suitable workmen s dwellings. The Town Clerk stated that he had replied to the effect that Lower Kowle Park, which the Council intended laying out for workmen's cottages, had been found nusuitable, but notice to quit various pieces of land at Broadwell Hayes had been served upon the tenants, and it was intended to lay out these for building purposes in due course.—Mr Haggar applied to rent St. John's Croft for a week, commencing October 17th, for the pur- pose of his living picture exhibition, but the offer was refused on the ground that these shows were a nuisance to the surrounding dwelling-houses. A proposal by one member that the field be let to Mr Haggar on condition that there was no organ-playing did not find a seconder.-A report on the extension of the Culvert was received from Mr Alford, who now represents the late Mr Chatterton, and a long discussion followed, the Council quite realizing that no further delay must take place in settling what should be done in the matter of the Western Outfall. Eventually it was agreed to send a cheque for 35 guineas to Mr Alford for the report made by the late Mr Chatterton on the various schemes submitted, whilst the Town Clerk was instructed to get the reports and plans returned, in order that the matter might be further discussed next Monday.-An application from Dr. Reid, Medical Officer of Health, for extra payment at the rate of a 91 per week for 38 weeks, during which he was engaged in the superiutendance of the Isolation Hospitals last year, came up for consideration, and it was agreed, by a majority, to pay the amount (£38) as a honorarium, the proposal that, in view of the heavy burden which this sickness had entailed upon the ratepayers, it should be ten guineas, not even finding a seconder. One member protested that the 35 guineas to Mr Chatterton's representative, and the B58 to Dr. Reid practically represented a penny rate.-A letter was read asking the Council to appoint a delegate to attend a meeting, along with the Borough Surveyor, of the Development Grant Board, at which an ap- plication was to be made for a grant towards road development in the neighbourhood of Tenby. Councillor Stokes was asked to look after the interests of the Corporation in the matter, and agreed, after a little pressure, to do so.-A letter was read from the Charity Commissioners authorizing the compromise suggested by the sub-committee of the 'Town Co'uncil for the settlement of the dispute be- tween that body and the trustees of the late Major Wells in connection with the Old Baths Property, the settlement being on the basis of the payment of j315 per annum by the trustees to the Council. Thus ends a controversey which has lasted for five years.—Messrs. John Bacon Limited, wrote asking permission to put their name on the iron shed used as stores on the Old Pier, but it was unanimously agreed that this would be unsightly, though the Council offered to permit the company to put up an advertisement board if they wished. The same firm also wrote complaining of the wooden piles now inside the Old Pier, whilst the Harbour Master sent in a communication recommending their removal altogether, the present build of ships being very different to that of many years ago, when these wooden fenders were necessary to protect the coasting vessels from rubbing against the stone walls. It was agreed to adopt the Harbour Master's recommendation and instruct him to carry it out.—The owner of the small pleasure steamer Kate applied for a reduction ot Harbour dues on account of bad weather, entailing little or no profit on his venture in running the steamer at Tenby during the season. The Town Clerk was instructed to reply that the owner of the Kate had already been given a very low quota- tion, and that no further deduction could be made.—The following is the Charity Commis- sioners' letter referred to above :— Charity Commission, Ryder Street, S.W., 13th September, 1910. SIR, BATHS PROPERTY. Your letter of the 5th July last and its enclosures have been submitted to the Commis- sioners for their consideration, In reply I am to inform you that, upon a fur- ther review of all the circumstances of the case, the Commissioners are of opinion that in the interests of the Charity they may properly rest satisfied with the amount of the proposed annual rent-charge to be payable to the Charity by the Trustees of the Will of the late Major Charles Wells being nxed at C15 instead of JE20. They are accordingly prepared to authorise the Cor- poration to compromise all the questions which have arisen with the Wells Trustees with regard to the ownership of the Old Baths property upon the terms suggested in-the Report of the Com- mittee appointed by the Corporation to consider the matter dated 15th November, 1905, modified in regard to the security to be given by the Wells Trustees for the due payment of the rent-charge in the manner indicated in the last paragraph of the letter addressed to you from this office on the 5th April last. The draft or drafts of the necessary deed or deeds for carrying into effect the provisions of the compromise now arrived at between the parties, when agreed upon between yourself and the legal advisers of the Wells Trustees, should in due course be submitted to this office for examination and approval. The consent of the Commissioners to the transaction will be endorsed by an Order of the Board endorsed on the deed or deeds authorising its or their execution by the Cor poration. A further communication will be addressed to you in due course as to the other matters referred to in your letter now under reply. I am, Sir, your obedient Servant, G. Lort Stokes, Esq., FRED. 0. HENRY. Town Clerk's Office, Tenby.
MISS MARGARET ANN HUGHES.
MISS MARGARET ANN HUGHES. We regret to record the death, after a short illness, of Miss Margaret Ann Hughes, daughter of the late Mr William Hughes and Mrs Hughes, of Worcester Cottage, St. John's Hill, Tenby, which occurred on September 21st. The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon, and was largely attended, the Rev. J. D. Fowden, M.A., curate of St. Mary's Parish Church, officiating. The following wreaths, etc.,were sent Wreath—" In loving memory "-from her sorrow- ing Mother, Sisters, and Brothers. Spray—" In loving memory of dear Auntie Mag- gie "-from Mai and Baby Sis. Spray—" In loving memory of a dear Cousin "— from Beatrice. Spray—" In loving memory of a dear Cousin "— from Bessie. Artificial Wreath-" In loving remembrance "— from Father Carew and Congregation of St. Teilo's Church. Spray—"With loving sympathy"—Miss Cook, Hill Cottage. Spray—"With deepest sympathy "-M. Thomson. Spray—" With sympathy"—from Mr R. and Nellie Nicholls. Wreath-Mrs Montagu Leeds. Spray-" In sympathy"—Aggie, Charlotte, and Gwennie. Spray-" "With deepest sympathy "-Mr and Mrs Gadd. Spray—"With deepest sympathy"—L. Gwyther. Spray II With deepest sympathy —Sue and Maud. Spray—" Deep regret "—Marietta Thierry. Spray-" To my dear friend, with much love "— A. Rowlands. Spray—From M. Thomas. Spray—"In loving memory of dear Maggie"— L. Beynon. Wreath—"With deepest sympathy"—from W. and E. Jenkins, The Green. Wreath-" With heartfelt sympathy "—from Mr and Mrs Beynon and family. Spray—" In loving remembrance and deep sym- pathy "—from her friend, M. Gibby. Spray—" In loving remembrance and deep sym- pathy "-from Mr and Mrs Evans. Spray-" With deepest sympathy "—from Jackie and Josephine McKelvie. Spray—" With deepest sympathy"—from W. and M. Davies, The Green. Spray—"In affectionate remembrance"—from C. and E. Burn. Spray-" With loving sympathy "—from Mr and Mrs Fordham. Spray-" With deep sympathy"—from Mr and Mrs Cadwallader. Spray—" With deep sympathy "-from M. and C. Griffiths. Spray—" In sympathy "—from M. A. Treharne. Jrreath-" With deepest sympathy"—from Mr and Mrs Rees, St. John's Hill. Wreath-" In loving memory"—from Sarah and Tom Maroney. Spray—"In sympathy"—from Mrs Lee, St. John's Hill. Spray—" A tribute of sincere sympathy "—from Maggie Beynon. Spray- With deepest sympathy "—from Mrs Sellar. Spray-" With deepest sympathy "—F. and A. Rolfe. Cross—" With deep sympathy and sorrow for you all in your sad loss"—E. Glover and M. Thomas. Spray — In affectionate remembrance — from Mabel Francis. Spray-" In affectionate sympathy "-from T. and M. Jones. Wreath—" With deepest sympathy "-from E. G. Thomas's Workmen, Spray—" In affectionate remembrance of dear Maggie, and deepest sympathy "-from S. A. Lane. Spray—" In affectionate remembrance "-from W. and E. Nicholls.
Mrs Hughes and family desire to thank all who sent flowers and letters of sympathy in their trouble.
AT TENBY NEXT MONDAY.
AT TENBY NEXT MONDAY. Through the enterprise of Mr A. Cowtan, Tenby playgoers will next Monday night have the opportunity of witnessing the great London success, When Knights were Bold, which has been voted by the entire Press of the country as the funniest farce of the century. The play will be presented by Mr J. Bannister Howard's principal company (by arrangement with Mr James Welch), and all the scenery and dresses carried are similar to those used at Wyndham's Theatre. The caste is an exceptionally strong one, and includes Mr Sam Lysons and Miss Elsie Roberts, who have scored such tremen- dous successes in this remarkable play. For irresistible humour, When Knights ivere Bold is without a compeer on the stage, and members of the audience are strongly advised to look to their buttous before they take their seats. The following opinions of some of the leading news- papers on the play speak for themselves — The Daily Telegraph says. One long and vociferous laugh from start to finish." The Daily Mail says :— "A capital farce. The audience rocked with laughter." The Standard says We laughted till our sides ached." The Daily Chronicle says :— The audience roared to its heart's content. The Pail Mall Gazette says :— Went with a roar." The Evening Standard says :— "How we laughed; candidly, I have not laughed so heartily for years as I laughed at Wyndham's Theatre, and I was only one of a yelling multitude." Further particulars as to prices, etc., will be found in our advertisement columns.
Mr Peter Powell, Picatonica, Wisconsin, has died at the advanced age of 85 years. He was born in Llanygors, Pembrokeshire, Jan. 1st, 1824, and was married February, 1849, to Miss Mary Lewis, of Tredegar, Monmouthshire. They emigrated to the United States in 1852, and since 1854 they have occupied a farm in the neighbourhood of Picatonica, Wis. Mrs Roberts died five years ago.
MR. JOHN HORDLEY'S NINETY-THIRD…
MR. JOHN HORDLEY'S NINETY-THIRD BIRTHDAY. INTERESTING INTERVIEW. Mr John Hordley, who was for many years a well-known and highly respected livery stables proprietor in the town, celebrated his ninety- third birthday on September 20th (having been born in 1817), and is now Tenby's oldest inhabitant. In view of this interesting event our representative sought an interview with Mr Hordley, who very willingly talked of bye-gone days, and gave the Pressman several enter- taining reminiscences. In spite of his ripe age Mr Hordley is in full possession of all his faculties, and continues to take an intelligent interest in all that goes on around him. With the exception of a slight cold from which he was then suffering, he told us that his general health was good, and that the burden of his many years did not weigh unduly upon him. In the course of the long and interesting talk which our representative had with Mr Hordley he said :— I was born at Westbury, near Shrewsbury, on September 20th, 1817, and lived on the Church Stretton side of Shrewsbury until I was, I suppose, about nine or ten years of age. As a lad I used to be continually going into Shrewsbury, on a cob, taking messages, carrying and fetching the mail, and so on. In those days the mail passed through Shrewsbury on its way to North Wales, and those who wished to catch it had to bring in their letters to this town. My father was head gardener to a well known county family at Whitton, and I used to go into Shrewsbury once a day to meet the mail. I went to a sort of preparation school in the parish, and I was there till I was about ten years of age. I was in the habit of going to Shrewsbury so often that I came to hear about all that was going on at that time. I remember well the effects of the Battle of Waterloo, in which this country lost so many thousand men and as a result it was necessary to make the shortage good by getting recruits for our army. These recruits, if they did not offer themselves willingly, were forced into the army by means of the press-gangs, which were out continually, scouring the villages and hamlets in seach of men and they took their pick of the finest young men they could find. When my father's employer at Whitton died, he went to Wryton, Lady Edwards's seat, and was there for oyer thirty years. As for myself, I lived in this parish for years, and from there went to West- bury again, where I obtained employment with a clergyman, in whose stable I was engaged as an assistant for five years. Whilst I was living at Longner, near Church Stretton, where I was till I was over twenty years of age, I met- with many people who were able to talk about the Battle of Waterloo. One very fine man I remember in particular, who was wounded in this famous battle. He had no loss than five horses killed under him, but he caught a sixth, which carried him successfully through the day. Then he was wounded, the bullet going through his chest, just missing his heart, and coming out at the back of his shoulders. What that man told me about the Battle of Waterloo would make your hair stand on end at the back of your head. I may say that the sixth horse which he caught, and which carried him through the fight, was a French one, a cream coloured animal. He was afterwards discharged from the army on account of his wounds, but before leaving begged hard that he might be allowed to take this horse home with him. The autho- rities, however, would not grant his request in spite of all he had gone through. From the many things I was told in those early days about, the Battle of Waterloo it must have been something dreadful. One incident I recollect being told about was a British soldier who came across one of the enemy OIl the field, and begged so hard for his life at the hands of the Englishman that the latter was moved to pity, and decided not to shoot him. But no sooner had he lowered his rifle and uncovered his man, than the other immediately fired at him, the bullet, however, missing him. The next minute the Englishman had sent a bullet whizzing through the brain of the ungrateful Frenchman, whose head he afterwards cut off. I afterwards went to Liverpool, where I re- mained four years. I was married in Tenby in 1845, but did not settle down here just then. I was afterwards in the service of General Proctor, of Wiltshire, and finally came and settled down in Tenby in 1849. I was in service for some time, and then went into the livery, stables business on my own account. In 1853 I managed for two or three seasons the Old Baths for the late Mr Richard Mason. Fifty years ago Tenby was a different place from what it is at the present time. In those days there were many good families living here, and a great many kept their horses and carriages. Tenby was indeed very much more prosperous then. I started in business over forty years ago, and Mr Thomas Rees, the proprietor of the St. Mary's Livery Stables, was then with me as a boy. During the time I was in busi- ness for myself I used to do a good deal in the buying and selling of horses, and drove many a fine bargain. I attribute my loug life to regular living. As regards smoking ] have not done much of it, although I did iidulge in it at Liverpool when the Irish fever was raging there. I have also been very temperate in the use of stimulants. Except for a cold I don't feel very much out of the waf as regards my health I feel pretty fair."
END OF THE CONTEST. --
END OF THE CONTEST. TENBY'S POSITION. The contest run by The Weekly Dispatch during the present summer, vhich began on May 28th and continued to the evening of September 23rd, has resulted in Falmouth heading the south coast with a record of 947.6 hours, Douglas the west coast with 831.0 hours, and Felixstowe-the east coast with 743 hours. Tenby, which was included in the West Coast Section of the race, occupied eigth position, having gradually. worked its way up from twelfth place, where it was in the early stages of the contest. For the week ending September 32rd Tenby had 32.6 hours of sunshine to its credit, its total for the season being 689.3 hours, which represented an increase of 33 hours on ita best previous sunshine record. It beat Porthcawl, Llandudno, Oban, Weston- super-Mare, and Aberystwyth, the latter being at the bottom of the list. Taking the broken weather of June, July, and August into account the competition has certainly served a useful purpose in showing where the least unsettled weather may occur under certain conditions. The only complaint comes from Bournemouth, where an official complains that the newspaper records for Falmouth differ from those of the Meteorological Office. In this connection it is worth noting that there are two stations at Falmouth,* and the one accepted is that of the Falmouth Borough Council Climatological station in Basset Street, where the records are kept by Mr R. H. Brenton. In all towns we take the records of the local authority, and there is no reason why we should make an exception in the case of Falmouth. Consider- ing the shortening days, the week's record was one of the best of the summer. In the south Ventnor made a big jump of four places in a final effort, heading the list with a splendid average of over nine hours a day. Falmouth, in winning, had a record of over fifty hours above any other place, and a close race between Eastbourne and Torquay for second position ended in favour of the former by three and a half hours. In the west Douglas was very nearly as easy a winner as Falmouth in the south, and Weston-super-Mare made the best return for the week. Felixstowe had We greatest local victory in the east, headiig Ramsgate, the runner-up, by no less tlan sixty-four hours. Herne Bay finished he season very well with the best record for -he week.
f: LOCAL ' NOTES. .'1'-
f: LOCAL NOTES. .'1'- I am proud to say that my pen has not, as I feared, lost the power to attract a few pounds from the pockets of the charitable. During the past week I have thought it right to refuse small contributions from people with kind hearts but practically empty purses, as the few pounds required to relieve the pres- sing needs of the widow for whom I appealed last week will, I am sure, be cheerfully given by some of my readers who are blessed with plenty of this world's goods. *#* A lady reader of the Tenby Observer, and one who has regularly sent me a handsome donation towards any little fund I have promoted, wrote me on Friday last enclosing a cheque for :€2, with the request that it should be acknowledged as from E. A. which I gratefully do here also 4s. from Two Sympathisers 5s. from Scotia 5s. from "Laston House;" 2s. from "A Mother," and Is. from "Schoolmistress." Another widow writes enclosing 5s.— This small gift from my boy and myself is not out of our 'abundance,' as you well know But it is a great pleasure to send it for your poor widow. I hope you'll soon get your £ 5. I am sure it's a very deserving case." "Sympathy" also sends P.O. for 5s., and Miss W., 2s. 6d. 1\< 1f I am paying out the money in weekly instalments, and am very pleased to be able to announce that the rest has already done the widow much good; and generous donors to this little fund will, I hope, feel assured that she most gratefully appre- ciates their timely help. I have also sent one shilling per week to the little mother of the family, with strict injunctions to buy something good for herself with it. This poor mite is just twelve years old, works harder than any little pony, and has not the faintest idea that she is doing anything unusual. The extra shilling sent her was a delightful surprise, and I hope to receive more donations from readers, as the five pounds I asked for will not defray the cost of all the help I should like to see given to this deserving family. 1f 1f. I hear that the The Nomads," the troupe of entertainers who appeared at the De Valence Gardens last week, followed the example of Mr Malcolm Scott and party by chartering the smart little fishing smack Hermes to convey them to Ilfracombe, where they were due to perform last Monday night. Unfortunately, The Nomads" were not favoured with what is called a Soldier's Wind" experienced by Mr Malcolm Scott and party, who sailed direct from the Royal Victoria Pier at Tenby alongside the pier extension at Ilfracombe without making a single tack, but last Sunday, with the wind from the south-east, the Hermes left about half-past ten in the morning with a dead beat of thirty miles ahead of her, with. the result that she did not land her passengers until after eight; and it was after one o'clock on Monday afternoon when she returned to Tenby. 1f 1f # Craft like the Hermes are excellent sea boats, capable of giving a large amount of health and amusement to people in search of both with moderate means. It has often surprised me that these fine fishing-boats were not made more use of by visitors to Tenby who enjoy the sea breezes, and would like to acquaint themselves with the mysteries of deep sea fishi^ J,. I can personally strongly recommend the Hermes, with Skipper Gregory and Dick Nicholls in charge, as a right, tight, smart little craft, not to be beaten in the Bristol Channel, or probably the English and Irish. 1f The season of 1910 is over. It has not been a good one. Very little has been done in Tenby to amuse the visitors who have come amongst us. There was a good Horse Show, but otherwise the Fishing Competitions con- stituted the principal outdoor amuse- ments. These competitions have been quite a dozen in number. Prizes for them have been cheerfully given the entries have been most satisfactory; the fun great; and the recollections of all participating in them most pleasant. Mr Richard Davies, manager of the London and Provincial Bank, and Mr J. H. Thomas, headmaster of the Parochial Schools, deserve grateful thanks from everybody for the time, trouble, and interest they have devoted to the pro- motion of these successful little events. If a dozen other gentlemen would join together in couples to promote amuse- ments for Tenby, and were only half as successful, what a jolly little place we siould be living in F. B. M. THE TATLER."
TOWN'S EARNINGS FROM AMUSEMENTS.…
TOWN'S EARNINGS FROM AMUSEMENTS. Judging from the following paragraph, which apeared in Tuesday's Daily Mail, Bourne- nuath has obviously enjoyed a profitable seg)on j.n abstract of accounts published by the Bournemouth Corporation shows the earnings for the last financial year of the town's various mihicipal enterprises for the benefit of visitors:- Reits from beach bungalows. JE900 Reits from refreshment rooms JE840 MttTick Park Golf Links (net profit) £ 603 Beich licenses to concert parties, etc JE374 Water gardens (net profit) £ 203 Pia-s (not profit) £ 189 (ver £1000 was received from the letting of chars on the beach. Rents from beach bnnga- lovs increa.sed nearly £250, the figure for the preceding financial year being £ 658.
The steam trawler Dewsland arrived at Mil- ford Docks on Monday morning with a small tradesman's cart on board, which had been picked up at sea not far out in the Channel. It bore the name on either side of David J. Rees, grocer, St. Thomas.
The principal meeting of the Pembrokeshire Licensing Committee was held at the Shire Hall, Haverfordwest, last week, when five licensed houses which had been referred for compensation came up for consideration. At the outset Mr F. S. Reed, solicitor, Pem- broke, introduced a deputation representing the Pembrokeshire Licensed Victualler's Association. Mr Reed said the deputation had come to ask the committee, in view of the provisions of the Finance Act, to forego the compensation levy this year. The Chairman (Sir Charles Philipps) asked Mr Reed if he could give the committee any idea of the extent of the increased license duties. Mr Reed replied that they were difficult to estimate, He knew of one house in Pembroke in which the spirit license had to be given up. The Chairman—You wish that we should not recommend a higher levy than half the maximum limit as last year ? Mr Reed—Yes. Several members of the deputation spoke. Mr L. H. Thomas, Haverfordwest, referred to the hardships on licensees who, having paid £2 last July, were now required to pay JE15 in September. The Chairman, in dismissing the deputation, said the committee fully sympathised with them in their position. Referring to the new license duties, the Chairman said they would mean a diminution of profit, and the committee would have to take that into consideration in awarding compensation. These owners who had their houses referred for compensation were in a very fortunate position, because probably many houses would have to be closed without receiving any compensation whatever. COMPENSATIONS AWARDED. In the case of the Mahters' Arms, Pembroke, Mr Martin Richards, Llanelly, appeared for the owners—Messrs. Buckley, Llanelly—and Mr F. S. Reed, Pembroke, for the tenant. The valua- tion as estimated by Mr John Francis, Carmar- then, was JE350, and the committee offered £200, which was accepted. For the Iry Bush, Pembroke-Dock, owned by Mr James Williams, Narberth, JE393 12s. 8d. was claimed, and the committee offered £225. Mr R. T. P. Williams, who appeared for the owner, did not definitely accept the committee's award, and applied for seven days in which to come to a final decision. The sum of JE150 was offered by the committee in respect of the New Inn, Steynton, owned by Mr Thomas Palmer and tenanted by Mr Weatherall. It was stated that the house con- tained only two rooms, and was Jet at £5 per year. Mr R. T. P. Williams, Haverfordwest, who appeared for the owner, was allowed seven days in which to consider the offer. In the case of the Maso?is' Arms, Hubberston, owned by Mr Stokes, St. Botolphs, the committee awarded £750, which was accepted, the original claim being JE780. The tenant, Mr Thomas Rees, is 90 years of age, and claims to be the oldest license holder on the St. Botolphs Estate. Of the sum awarded, JE80 is to go to the tenant. Mr R. T. P. Williams appeared tor the owner. The sum of JE250 8s. 9d. was claimed for the Xolton Hill, Nolton Haven, owned by Colonel Harries, Hilton, and let to Mr James, Spring .1' Gardens Brewery, Haverfordwest. The com- mittee's award of JE170 was accepted.
WHAT THE SEASIDE SEASON'S…
WHAT THE SEASIDE SEASON'S LIKE ON OCTOBER 1. The turbulent tide of traffic which, but a short while ago, swirled from the railway-station to the sea has turned. Aforetime, the station- gates framed a view of eager, expectant faces now they seem to disclose but a collection of backs, each suggesting the drooping curve of dejection. But, still, there remains a residue of holiday- makers—people, for the most part, who either could not or would not take their recreation before. They form the rearguard of the vast army of seaside visitors, now in full retreat, and put up a good fight against the advancing foes—cold and rain. You may figure the dashing blade, released from work for a fortnight, and eager to claim his belated share of summer holidaying. There is a certain alertness in his bearing, which is probably due to the fact that the air, declining to enter into conspiracy with him, and pretend that summer is at its height, has a shrewd nip in it, which precludes the picturesque loafings beloved of the mid-season visitor. His morning he passes on the sea-front, fore- gathering with other dashing blades, and stalk- ing up and down, for the benefit of such femininity as may be about. The advent of a girls' school proves him to be a roguish fellow. The pupils, as they pass him, cast down their eyes at his audacious gallantry. As a matter of fact, he is merely seeking an outlet. This ogling of girls' schools is very different from the programme he has been out lining for himself during those hot days in the office. After dinner he is quite at a loose end, for he is of that generation who require their enter- tainment ready-made. He changes his tie and waistcoat, for lack of something better to do, and, buying a paper, spends the greater part of the afternoon in seeking some sheltered spot where the wind will allow him to read in peace. From corner to corner he ranges, testing and discarding. And then he makes quite au inci- dent of the buying of tobacco, and so returns to his boarding-house for another meal. Soon after ten ho takes one last, hopeless stroll along the sea-front, and so goes home to bed. But, if this type of visitor finds his holiday purposeless, the experience of the middle-class visitor and his family is very different. They have come for sea air, and there is almost some- thing of truculence in their expressed deter- mination to obtain all the sea air possible. Their mornings they pass in rigid patrolling of the parade. They are indefatigable seekers after "sights" in the neighbourhood, and relentlessly do they track out the scene of any historical happening in the locality, and gaze upon it rather with stolid satisfaction than with lively interest. And in the evenings they do not bend to frivolities, but produce needlework and books. But all these late visitors are indomitable, as far as the weather is concerned. When the sea runs high, and the rain whips from end to end of the empty parade, they issue forth, clad in mackintoshes, to walk along the sea-front, as though it were a duty. The most blustering of gales will not keep them indoors. They cannot withstand the force of the wind for long, and presently it whirls them round a corner into some side-street, and here they linger to gaze with dull curiosity at the shop- windows. Nothing will make them return home until the dinner-hour. And so these late visitors linger on till the seagulls come. But, gradually, their numbers diminish, and theie comes a day when the cab rattles to the station with the last genuine visitor. The wail of the wind and the "roar of the sea and the cries of the seagulls hovering over the pier-head combine to form and blend a dirge over the dead season.—Ansivas.
Before very long a medallion of Robert Recorde, with a suitable inscription, will be placed in Tenby Parish Church. Robert Re- corde was "The first who wrote an arithmetic in English, the first who wrote on geometry in English, the first who introduced algebra into England, the first who wrote on astronomy and the doctrine of the sphere in English, and finally the first Englishman (in all probability) who adopted the system of Copernicus," Court physician to Edward VI., and to his successor Mary. Recorde was versed in many arts and sciences. More than 350 years have passed since Recorde's death, and he has been without a memorial in the town of his birth. The medallion is the work of Mr Owen Thomas, sculptor,, of London, himself an old Tenby boy, and is executed from a painting of Recorde which is in the possession of the Rev. W. Done Bushell. Mr Thomas expressed a wish that the tablet should be placed in the old church, with which lie was associated in his boyhood, and the Rector has given his consent to this being done.
"MONTAGU" SALVORS' CLAIM.
"MONTAGU" SALVORS' CLAIM. The wreck of the battleship Montagu has proved to the salvors something better than the average gold mine for profit. The work has gone on steadily, but on Monday was interrupted by the south-westerly gale. Nothing now remains above water of the Montagu at high tide, though her barbettes show at low water. The salvage men have been taking the sunken leviathan up piece- meal ever since they bought her for JE4000. The divers are at work every favourable day breaking her up with heavy charges of explosives and hauling up great steel plates. The first year's salvage work realised about JE10,000 profit, and on Tuesday 10,000 to 15,000 tons of the sunken ship still remain under the waves. It would take years to raise the last of the Montagu. The Santa Catcrina, one of the Spanish Armada ships, was sunk off the Shutter Rock, where the Montagu sank, but no trace of her has been found. She went down in very deep water, whilst the Montagu remained on a ledge of rocks. SPANISH WRECK FOUND. The Armada ship remains to be found, but whilst salving the Montagu the men have had the good fortune to stumble on a Spanish wreck, which went down off Lundy in a terrible gale 50 years ago. This stroke of luck means a very considerable haul for the workmen, as they own the Cornish Salvage Company, which bought the Montagu, and they are greatly elated at their latest discovery, They recovered a quantity of anchors and heavy iron chains from the Spanish wreck, and then shattered the old bulk with gun-cotton. There is much valuable material in the wreck, which will keep the divers busy for monthe.
A BUMPTIOUS NAVAL OFFICER.…
A BUMPTIOUS NAVAL OFFICER. One wonders how a notice such as the one below would be treated at Milford Haven. It is a copy of one stuck up in the Fish Market at Lerwick. NOTICE. I consider the Navigation of a great number of Steam Drifters entering and leaving the harbour to be reckless and unseamanlike, and the lives aud property of others are endangered thereby. Other craft besides Steam Drifters have a right to the harbour, a fact which appears to me to be misunderstood by the people to whom this notice is addressed. It is my direction that Steam Drifters are not to proceed at a greater speed than five knots when passing H.M.S. Ringdove, and are not to pass her at a distance of less than 25 yards. ARTHUR T. BLACKWOOD. Lieutenant and Commander, Senior Naval Officer. The Ringdove is an obsolete gunboat employed to protect the herring fishery of Scotland. Her bumptious commander seems to have a most exalted idea of his duties, and it is not surprising to learn that his unwarrantable interference is resented, and his pretensions scoffed at.
WELSH NATIONAL MEMORIAL TO…
WELSH NATIONAL MEMORIAL TO KINO EDWARD VII. To the Editor of the Tenby Obserrer. SIR,—May I invite your co-operation in the effort I am making to set on foot a campaign against tuberculosis, as the most fitting Welsh National Memorial to King Edward ? Expressions of approval have reached me from all parts of Wales, and already some Town and County Councils and several leading Welshman, lay and medical, have pronounced themselves in favour of this movement. The proposal will be fully discussed at Shrewsbury next week at a con- ference convened by the Lord Mayor of Cardiff. The support of your influential paper at this juncture would be of great value. In any case I shall be obliged if you can find a place in your colums for the enclosed facts about tuberculosis. Believe me to be, Llandinam Hall, Yours faithfully, Llandinam, DAVID DAVIES. Montgomeryshire, September 23rd, 1910.
TEN FACTS ABOUT TUBERCULOSIS.
TEN FACTS ABOUT TUBERCULOSIS. I.-In England and Wales there are at least 40,000 deaths from consumption, and 20,000 deaths from other forms of tuberculosis each year, and there are at least 250,000 to 300,000 persons now in this country who are suffering from consumption, and some 150,000 to 200,000 who are sufiering in a active way from other forms of tuberculosis. 2-—Of every 100 deaths, tuberculosis accounts for 10. 3.—The greatest mortality is between 35 and 45 years of age, that is, at an age when a man is at bis prime, and when he has others dependent upon him for their livelihood. 4.-There are about 100,000 cripples in this country. The large proportion of these owe their suffering and their poverty to tuberculosis. 5.-The two main sources of baccilli which destroy the human race are milk and butter, and the expectoration, or discharges of consump- tives. These sources of supply can be effective- ly controlled. 6. Sanatorium treatment, combined with the use of tuberculin, properly given, has greatly diminished the terrors of consumption, and increased the probability of cure. 7-—The existing accommodation for a con- sumptive population of 250,000 to 300,000 amounts to a fraction of what is required. B.-For every working-class consumptive who obtains treatment in a Sanatorium, in the early stage of his disease, some 50 are forced to perish without the treatment which might save them. 9.-Tuberculosis costs the nation, directly or indirectly, about £8,000,000 per annum. This large sum is almost wholly spent in alleviating suffering. The greater part of it is not directed at the root of the evil. 10- By intelligent, organization we could save some 60,000 lives per annum.
NARBERTH CARNIVAL. To the Editor of the Tenby Observer. SIR, Our attention has just been drawn to the letter of "Old Narberth" in your issue of the 22nd inst., and we beg to inform that person that a balance-sheet was produced showing fare details within a week of the Carnival. It was read at a meeting at which the reporters of three newspapers were present; a copy was handed to each of them and, we believe, the parti- culars appeared in at least two of the papers. We shall be happy to give any further informa- tion to "Old Narberth," or anyone else. We should like to be introduced to Old Narberth." T. BENTLEY MATHIAS, C- J. W. CAHR, } SCCS- Narberth, September 27th, 1910.
SUMMER 'AT LAST !—After a long delay summer has arrived. During the hot weather, when one is fatigued and weary, what can be more refreshing than a cup of Good Tea ? To appreciate Good Tea it is imperative that Hor)ti)uan,s Purc Tea only :s used. Do not be persuaded that other Teas are "JeST AS GOOD"- they are not. Insist upon having Horniman's. Full weight without the wrapper." Try a packet now. Sold ill TENBY—Davies, Baker and Grocer, Frog Street. TENBY—Evans, Grocer, St. George's Street. MILFORD HAVEN-Meyler, Chemist. NARBERTH-Morgan, Chemist. SAUNDEBSEOOT—Griffiths, Chemist. W.UITLL-,D -Caleb Rees, Grocer, Whitland Housi (Wholesale Agent) WHITLAND-Roblin, Grocer A correspondent, says the PE c -Dock Gazette, in drawing attention to the fact that the Pembroke Board of Guardians accepted the tender for Pembrokeshire butter for the supply to the workhouse, points out that it will mean a loss of Jc:50 a year to the ratepayers. He says; "It will be remembered that when Pembroke- shire butter was supplied, it was very unsatis- factory, and the Board, therefore, decided last year to have 'First Corks' at 110s. per cwt., the quality of which gave every satisfaction. This year they resolved to revert to Pembroke- shire butter, and let the contract at 150s. 8d. for the year, which is £1 0s. 8d. per cwt. more than the price paid last year. Taking the average amount consumed at 601bs. a week, it will mean the giving away of nearly E30 a year. In addition to this there is no guarantee of any brand." Granting that our correspondent is right, and that the Guardians pay E30 a year extra for Pembrokeshire butter, most rate- payers will approve of the preference given to home products.