MARKET HALL, TENBY. THE EIGHTH CH RYSANTH EMU M, I FLOWER, FRUIT AND VEGETABLE SHOW, ART and INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION, WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, November 16th, 1910. Space for Groups increased, 6x4; Amateurs, 4x3. Prize for Table Decoration—First prize, 7s. 6d.; second, 3s. 6d. Prizes for Linnets—2s. 6d. and Is. 6d. Schedules on application to the Secretary- H. WILLIAMS, 7, South Cliff Street, TENBY. TENBY MUNICIPAL ELECTION To the Burgesses of the Borough of Tenby. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I wish most sincerely to thank you for the honourable position on the Poll in which you placed me on Tuesday last. I hope to be able to prove myself worthy of the confidence you have reposed in me. It will always be my earnest desire to advance the interests of my native town. I am, Ladies and Gentlemen, Yours respectfully, WILLIAM DA VIES. 3, Weston Terrace, November 3rd. 1910. TENBY MUNICIPAL ELECTION To the Burgesses. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. Allow me to thank you very sincerely for the splendid support which you gave me at the Poll on Tuesday, and to assure you, that as one of your Municipal Representatives, it will at all times be my aim to serve your best interests. The result is all the more gratifying to me because I made no canvass, preferring to leave the issue on its merits entirely in your hands. I am, Ladies and Gentlemen, Your obedient servant, ROBERT L. C. MORRISON (Editor of the Tenby Observer). 3, Greenhill Avenue, Tenby, November 2nd, 1910 TENBY MUNICIPAL ELECTION To the Electors of the Borough of Tenby. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I sincerely thank those 359 true friends who voted for me on Tuesday, also all those non- voters who worked hard to make my Election sure. I am, Your obedient servant, GEORGE THOMAS. Coupland Villas, Tenby, November 2, 1910. To BUILDERS and CONTRACTORS. HAVERFORDWEST DRILL HALL AND OFFICERS' HEADQUARTERS. RENDERS are invited for the Erection of the -L above Hall and Buildings, and Drawings and Specification may be obtained from the Architect upon the deposit of a fee of One Guinea, which will be returned upon the receipt of a. bona fide Tender. Tenders are to be sealed and endorsed "The Chair- man of the Territorial Association, 9, Victoria Place, Haverfordwest, and are to be delivered not later than the last post on November 16th, and any Tender received after that time will not be con- sidered. The lowest or any Tender will not necessarily be accepted. HUGH J. P. THOMAS, Architect, 9, Victoria Plaee. Haverfordwest. TENDERS. TENBY CEMETERY EXTENSION. THE Committee of the Cemetery Extension Fund invite TENDERS for BUILDING BOUNDARY WALLS with ENTRANCE GATES, etc., and constructing Footpaths in the Lower Windmill Field. Plans and Specifications may be seen on application to Mr JAMES TRCSCOTT, Churchwardpn. High Street; and scaled Tenders, endorsed "Cemetery Exten- sion," must be delivered to me not later than Five o'clock p.m. on SATURDAY, 12th November next. The lowest or any Tender not necessarily accepted. JOHN F. C. BURGESS, Hon. Sec., 2, Glendower, Tenby. For Your Health's Sake I 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. 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 FISHIITG T-A-OICILJIE;, LAWN MOWERS, GARDEN IMPLEMENTS, HANDY WEEK-END CASES, DRES.3 BASKETS, TRUNKS, BEDSTEADS, A 6Qd. BAZAAR, 2 Aud almost every Household Requisite. Royal Daylight Petroleum and Incandescent Cas Mantles always in Stock. Experienced Workmen engaged on the Premises. TELEPHONE No. 15. P UBL I C HA L L, TENBY. Sale of Household Furniture and Miscellaneous Effects, being surplus Goods removed from Glenwood, Tenby, and other sources. MR. FRANK B. MASON Will Sell by Auction, in the above Hall, on WEDNESDAY, November 23, 1910, A LARGE ASSEMBLAGE OF HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE AND OTHER EFFECTS. A few lots of JEWELLERY, GOLD and SILVER WATCHES, Gold Rings, Brooches, Neck Chains, curious old Tortoiseshell Necklet. lOOoz. OF SILVER. PLATED GOODS. A White Enamelled BEDROOM SUITE. Mahogany Double Washstand. Stained as Walnut BEDROOM SUITE, comprising a 6ft. Wardrobe, a 4ft. Dressing Table, ditto Washstand and Pedestal Cupboard. A 4ft. Walnut Writing Table. Two Easy Chairs covered in saddlebags. An antique Mahogany 2-flap Table. A Dining Table with carved legs. A corner CHINA CABINET. Gent.'s Wardrobe. Extending Dining Table with extra leaf. A 4ft. 6in. Burr-Walnut DUCHESSE DRESSING TABLE, fitted with 7 drawers and swing glass over, and ditto Washstand with drawer and marble top. A fine Pedestal Dressing Table, fitted with 13 drawers. A 4ft. Mahogany Dining Table with 3 extra leaves. An American Organ in walnut case (by C. Curtis)- Two Mahogany-frame Easy Chairs. Small MAHOGANY CABINET, enclosed by two trellis glazed doors. A Mahogany Overmantel. A Striking Clock in black marble case. Coloured Prints, etc., etc. A Mahogany Chest of five Drawers several Stew-pans and Covers. Plated Teapots Old English Inlaid Straight front Chest of four Drawers. A TURKEY CARPET, 18ft. x 9ft. Antique Oak Panelled Chest of five Drawers. PAINTED WHITE BEDROOM SUITE, comprising Hanging Wardrobe, Dressing Chest of Drawers, Washstand, etc. A 5ft. Inlaid Sideboard a 3ft. 6in. Ash Hanging Wardrobe; a 6ft. 6in. Walnut frame Chesterfield Settee; a 3ft. 3in. Mahogany Chest of Drawers. A Mahogany Dressing Table; a 4ft. Gin. Inlaid Walnut China Cabinet. An Ebonized and.Amboyna Wood Writing Table. A 4ft. Gin. Mahogany Dining Table. A 4ft. Walnut Chiffonier; a pair of large Mahogany Arm Chairs. A Double Barrel BREECH-LOADING GUN, and two Single Barrel GUNS. Also AN UPRIGHT OVERSTRUNG XLCIA PLAYER PIANO, Full Iron Frame, Check Action, Transposing c;1 Bar. Gained a Medal and Diploma in 1909 Earl's Court Exhibition. Cost over £ 100. TERMS CASH. Goods ton view day previous and morning of Sale. Sale to commence at Two o'clock prompt. Admission to Sale-room SIXPENCE, which will be credited to every purchaser. Auction Offircs-St..J ulian Street, Tenbv, October 13th. 1910 II II 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 Carments 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, TENBY. I II THE TENBY DRUG STORES (OPPOSITE TOWN HALL) HOLDS THE LARGEST AND MOST VARIED STOCK TN THE DISTRICT. ALL GOODS ARE SUPPLIED AT LOWEST PRICES. The Business being mainly CASH we are able to save our Customers 25% on their Purchases from us. IN ALL DEPARTMENTS, e.g., DISPENSING, OPTICAL, PHOTOGRAPHIC, SUNDRIES, PATENTS, We can show a substantial advantage in Prices. THE TENBY DRUG STORES, H. G. PHILLIPS, M.P.S. (Silver Medallist), late LIVESEY. Chemist and Optician. Makers of the celebrated LIVESEY'S LINSEED LINCTUS FOR COUGHS. MRS. W. A. GARTHWAITE (L. C. HAY, L.R.A.M.), c ozMirp^itsris t Lessons given in Pianoforte Playing. For Terms apply EATON COTTAGE, TENBY. Ap ARTMENTS.-To Let, one Sitting and one J.i. or two Bedrooms.—Apply 3, Queen's Parade, Tenby. FARMHOUSE AP ARTMENTS.-To Let, con- F taining 4 Bedrooms and 2 Sitting-rooms. J. BRACE, Park Farm, Manorbier. PITMAN.S SHORTHAND. The" SUCCESS" P Postal Lessons, 12 for 12/6, cannot be beaten. Failure impossible. — DANIEL JONES, F.I.P.S., F.Inc.S.T., The Well-known Coach, NEATH. W. IVY GIBBSI THE HOUSE FOR BEST QUALITY AND VALUE IN SHEETS, SHEETING, QUILTS, BLANKETS, HOUSEHOLD LINENS AND LACE OURTAINS. EXCLUSIVE DESIGNS IN ) CARPETS, Oilcloth and Linoleums, Mats, Rugs, etc. We hold a large Stock of BEDSTEADS AND BEDDING AT IKZEIEIsr PRICES. INSPECTION INVITED. Sole Ageflt Prompt T I" „ Di'Pat0h Tenby and IjjYgl and District. qu'ck return. MILFORD HOUSE, TENBY. F. BILLING, BELLEVUE PRUIT STORES. APPLES. CHOICE DESSERT-Allington, Princess, King, Newtown and other Pippins, 3d. to 6d. per lb. COOKING APPLES from 2d. per lb. Extra large Warner's King, 4d. 0 CHOICE HOT-HOUSE GRAPES. Gros Colmar, Gros Maroc, and Ali- cante 1/6 to 2/3 per lb. Almeria Green Grapes, best quality, 6d. per lb. GRAPE FRUIT-choice Jamaica, 3Ad. to 5d. each. F. BILLING, BELLEVUE, TENBY. 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. HALLSVILLE HOUSE, VICTORIA STREET, TENBY.-TO Let, UxFURNJSHKD 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. ICIIARDS' TYPEivRITING DEPOT.-All kinds of it. Typing promptly executed. Price lists free. Satisfaction guaranteed. Personal Tuition in Type- writing a speciality. Sole local agent for Smith Premier Typewriter Co. 10, Park Road, Tenby. WEDDING GIFT.-Lady offers magnificent T v 7-guinea Service, Al quality Plate (stamped), six each Table Dessert Spoons, Forks, Tea and Egg Spoons (36 pieces), unsoiled accept 25/ Approval. Write "Gift," Observer Office, Tenby. "VF OLE SKINS.—GB KABD BROTHERS, Furriers, 1*1 EDINBURGH, announce increase in price for MOLE SKINS. Send for Particulars. T OST, on Octoher 24th, in Tenby, or between j Tenby and Saundersfoot, a Lady's Gold and Green Enamel WATCH and Brooch attached.—Finder returning same to W. GUNTER, "The Clock House," Tenby, will receive 10s. Reward WANTED, a good GENERAL SERVANT.—Apply Mrs JOB HODGES, Post Office, Warren Street, Tenby. IT^ANTED, at once, a good strong Girl as V* KITCHKNMAID also one as HOUSEMAID. Apply, with reference, to the Cobourg Hotel, Tenby.
LIST OF VISITORS. ——■■ — Arnoux, Mr F., Stoke-on-Trent 5 Quarry cottages Bedingfeld, Major and Mrs, Woking- 9 Queen's parade Barclay, Miss, Llanelly Hereford house Bull, Mr and Mrs F. H.. Boncath 8 Norton Bangay, Lieutenant F. D. Marlborough house Coleman, Miss, Coleford, Glos. 5 St Julian terrace De Satge, Madame. Malvern Wells Worcester house Davies, Miss. Coleford, Glos. 5 St Julian terrace Foley, Mrs, London Worcester house Hawksley, Mrs & family, Portsmouth.. 2 Esplanade Holder, Captain and Mrs Newport house Holder, Miss and Miss M. Newport house Hill, Mr and Mrs H. Gathorne, Burton Court, London Granston house Hambly, Mr and Mrs. Westbury on-Trym 2 Somerset houses Heneker, Colonel and Mrs, The Curragh. Ireland Broughton villa Heneker, Masters David and Paddy and nurse, The Curragh, Ireland Broughton villa Kenworthy, Mr and family, Cheltenham 34 Victoria street Kerswells, Mrs and Miss, London Yelverton cottage Leach, Major Burleigh, and Mrs, London 3 Croft.terrace Lloyd, Miss Conway, Chelsea 2 St Catherine's terrace Lloyd Philipps' Mrs children and nurse, Dale Clarence house Lawrence, Rev. R. G., Llanarthney 1 Gunfort Loxdale, Mrs, Castle Hill, Aberystwyth Clement dale Loxdale, Miss, Castle Hill, Aberystwyth Clement dale Oldham, Commander and Mrs A. H. and family 21 Victoria street Philpot, Mrs, Cardiff 1 Avondale villas Perks, Mr & Mrs George, Norwich Clareston house Massy, Mr and Mrs Arthur, Cuffern 20 Norton Pidducke, the Misses, Aberystwyth 2 St Catherine's terrace Prothere, Mr, Mrs and maid, Malpas Court, New- port, Mon. 2 St Catherine's terrace Russell, Major, Pembroke-Dock Mountgarrie, Penally Woosnam, Mrs and Miss, Bletchley St. Bride's, Esplanade Wade, Lieut.-Colonel, R.E., Pembroke-Dock 6 Norton Goscar House.-Miss Duncombe, Mrs Thackeray Synge and children, Woodlands, Glasbury-on-Wye.
TOP OF THE POLL for Value. LOOK AFTER YOUR OWN INTERESTS by giving your VOTE in favour of W. A. WOODS' Hats, Hosiery and Outfitting. POLL EARLY and secure the pick of the smartest and most up- to-date Stock of Shirts, Overcoats, Fancy Waistcoats & Underclothing. W. A. WOOD, "MY HATTER," FIVE ARCHES, TENBY. I
GOLF AND TENBY. B l|l fl TIIE programme of progress and de- velopment which the Committee of the Tenby Golf Club have mapped out for the future is a matter of the very greatest importance to the town. We have always maintained that in its Golf Links Tenby possesses an invalu- able asset, and it is now more than gratifying to find that the Club, which, by the way, has made immense strides during the last few years, intends to exploit them to the utmost. Braid, the open champion, and, of course, a man of the widest experience in all sorts and conditions of golf courses, visited Tenby two or three weeks ago, and his opinion of the local links is worthy of the greatest consideration. He not only examined them with a view to the suggesting of improvements, but also played over them, and his opinion is that they are only bettered by one other links in the country. This opinion, coming as it does from such an eminent authority, is to be made the most of, and by next season the golf at Tenby should attain such a high-water mark of excellence that once people who fol- low the royal and ancient game know of its existence they will flock here in preference to any of the other much- lauded golfing centres. Improvements of far-reaching importance are contem- plated in connection with the Tenby links, and that they will be effectually carried out is assured by the fact that the Club will continue under the expe- rienced and energetic secretaryship of Mr J. S. Brown, whose labours on its behalf since he took on this office have been rewarded with the most grati- fying success. Mr Brown has been heart and soul for the progress and development of the Tenby Golf Club, and it is a graceful compliment to his efforts and general supervision of affairs that for the future he is to receive a not inconsiderable sum yearly as remu- neration. Golf at Tenby has, under Mr Brown's wise administration of the affairs of the Club, made immense strides, but in comparison with the improvements arranged for the future, it seems no exaggeration to say that local golfing matters are but yet in their infancy. A bold and enterprising bid is to be made for next season in the way of attracting a most desirable class of visitor to the town. The links are to be advertised as has never been the case before, whilst the engagement of Messrs. Braid and Vardon to play a series of exhibition games in August is a stroke of policy which is bound to prove of the utmost value to both club and town. In every direction the Golf Club is to be developed, the main idea being to attract visitors; and towns- people generally will, we feel sure, co-operate in the most practical man- ner with Mr Brown in his enterprising efforts to turn the tide in the affairs of Tenby as a holiday resort. If anything can produce prosperity all round it is surely the golf the town will be able to offer. The possibilities for the future are almost limitless, and all that is now required to achieve success is, when the right time comes, the co-operation of the town as a whole. The Golf Club will take the lead and set the pace, and it is for the inhabitants generally to back them up. Mr Brown is most san- guine as to the ultimate success of the plans which have been made for the future, and feels confident that once it has become known among the right class of people that Tenby possesses such excellent golfing facilities, there will be no lack of visitors. At present the golf links at Tenby are as a sealed book to the great outside public; they have not been advertised as they ought, but this defect is now to be remedied, and in the most effective manner. In addition to the improvements to the course suggested by Mr Braid, we un- derstand that the erection of a new club house is in serious contemplation. The absence of such a building has, of course, been a serious drawback, but before long we think we can confidently look forward to a move in this direc- tion. When such a place has been provided, we think 'there will be no fear as to the Welsh Golfing Union giving Tenby a miss another year. Altogether the outlook is most rosy, and we heartily wish Mr Brown the best of luck in his efforts to increase the prosperity of Tenby, whose for- tunes have of late, it is to be regret- fully acknowledged, suffered something approaching an eclipse. We think, however, we can see the dawn of a new epoch in the town's affairs, the turn in which will come, not through the Corporation, but through our pub- lic-spirited Golf Club. As regards any difficulties which may exist in relation to the railway company, these, we un- derstand, are on a fair way to a satis- factory solution. In another column of our present issue will be found an important and interesting speech de- livered by Mr Brown at the annual meeting of the Golf Club, and which contains an outline of his plans for the future.
LOCAL SIFTINGS. If' Twycross Cottage, New Hedges, has been let on lease to Mr Wall, of London, who takes immediate possession. .+-+-- Mrs Reynolds, widow of Dr. Reynolds, Pem- broke-Dock, has taken Warburton House, South Cliff Gardens, Tenby, and goes into pos- session at once. .0. Owing to pressure on our space this week Tatler's Notes, which deal principally with Tuesday's local Municipal Election, are un- avoidably held over till our next issuse. — >♦> To-day (Thursday) is the last day for the payment of the Tenby District and Water Rfltes and legal proceedings will be taken against all defaulters after this date. 9 The BELGRAVE HOTEL, Esplanade, Tenby, is now replete with every convenience and accom- modation for visitors. Tariff upon application Manageress. The Tenby Chrysanthemum Show, after a lapse of several years, is to be revived, and will take place in the Market Hall, on Wednesday, November 16th. Schedules can be obtained from Mr H. Williams, South Cliff Gardens, Tenby. 8.' The mildness of the Tenby climate during the winter months lias always been proverbial, consequently it is no surprise to hear that primroses are in bloom in our hedgerows. A fine specimen was picked last week by Mrs Morris, Melrose House. I A descriptive lecture (illustrated by fine lantern views), will be given in the Congrega- tional School-room, Tenby, by the Rev. J. Leon Thomas (District Secretary), next Monday. The chair will be taken by the Rev. George Woodcock. Admission free. The Mayoress of Tenby (Mrs T. Tucker) acknowledges, with thanks, the following new subscriptions to her fund in connection with the Welsh National Memorial to King Edward VII. :—Alderman Child, Faversham, 91 Is. Mrs David Harrison, £ 1 Is. Mrs Robert Lock, Bl Mrs Ross Child, 5s. Mrs Denne, 5s. The Sale of Work held last Wednesday week at the Peerless Hotel, Tenby, in aid of the Tenby Cot in Dr. Barnardo's Homes, was very success- ful, realizing j322. Mrs Railton very kindly gave most of the tea and the Committee are most grateful to Mrs Peerless for so generously putting her rooms, etc., at their disposal also to herself and staff for all their kind assistance. Next Wednesday evening at eight o'clock, in 0 the Tenby Congregational School-room, the inaugural address in connection with the Young Men's Society, recently formed, will be delivered by the President, the Rev. J. Lloyd Williams, B.A., subject, "The Englishman's Place and Power in Mondern Progress." All are invited. -++e- We regret to record the death of Mrs Eliza Thomas, wife of Mr John Thomas, the re- spected Merger of St. Mary's Church, Tenby, which took place on Monday after, a somewhat long illness. The deceased, who was sixty years of age, Avas a native of Yately, Hamp- shire, and had resided in Tenby twenty years. The funeral took place yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon at the local cemetery, and was largely attended. m One of the latest enrolments on the War Office list is the Raleigh Cycle Co. The bicycle seems destined to play a very important part in the warfare of the future, and the world- wide reputation held by the famous all-steel Raleigh bicycle for rigidity, rapidity and relia- bility renders it eminently suitable for such strenuous work as military cyclists are called upon to do.—The local agent for these machines is Mr A. W. Randall, "The Motor House," Warren Street, Tenby. • A hockey match between the Pembroke- Dock Garrison and Tenby was played on the ground of the latter yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon. The first half opened very fast, and shortly after the start Tenby scored a clever goal. After good play on both sides the Garrison equalised. During the next ten minutes Tenby had very hard luck upon two occasions in not scoring. Just before half time the Garrison netted another ball. A very heavy shower marred the opening of the second half, and the ground became tricky. After some exciting play Tenby equalised through Parrott. The game was very good up to the call of time. For the home side great praise is due to Sid Williams for the manner he kept goal, saving several good shots. Parrott at centre forward and Hodges and Blanche at back deserve men- tion also for their sound play. At Pembroke (County) Police Court on Satur- day the Squire of Lamphey (Mr Charles Mathias) objected to the- magistrates signing the rate. Mr Mathias (to the assistant overseer) Have you had the valuation list altered since I ob- jected to it ?-The Assistant Overseer No, Mr Mathias Then I object to the rate. There are some -of the assessments of the acreage wrong. Some of the land is put down to me and occupied by other people. I should be obliged, gentlemen, if you would adjourn the matter until he has the assessment put right. The Chairman It must be put right before we sign it. The Assistant Overseer A great deal of what Mr Mathias says is incorrect. The Chairman Mr Mathias says the acreage is wrong. The Clerk There is very little wrong which is to bo put right. The magistrates refused to sign the rate until Mr Mathias had put the matter before the Assessment Com- mittee. -.++- A short time ago the Mayor and Sheriff of Nottingham and a deputation from the city visited Calais on the occasion of the unveiling of the statue to Jacquard, whose invention of a lace machine has done so much for the manu- facture of lace for which Nottingham is so famous. The Mayor of Nottingham invited the Mayor of Calais and a number "of French officials to visit Nottingham in return, and has been entertaining thlfcm for the past few days. Among the round of sight-seeing arranged for our French visitors was the exhibition of the Raleigh Cycle Co.'s works at Lenten. The visitors declared that in the course of their visit they had seen nothing more interesting than these celebrated works, as they were well- acquainted with the famous all-steel bicycles made there, which are very popular in France. —The local agent for these machines is Mr A. W. Randall, "The Motor House," Warren Street, Tenby.
RESULT OF THE POLLING. RETURN OF MESSRS. DAVIES AND MORRISON. Polling for the four vacancies on the Tenby Town Council took place on Tuesday, with the result that two of the retiring members who sought re-election were defeated, and their places taken by two new men. The candidates were Mr Charles Farley, Mr Wilfred Rees, Mr George Thomas, and Mr Richard H. Tuck (retiring councillors); Mr William Davies, Government contractor, Weston Terrace, and Mr R. L. C. Morrison, editor of the Tenby Observer. Mr Davies, it may be mentioned, was nominated at the last moment, and without his knowledge. His first impulse was to with. draw his name from the list, but yielding to the pressure of many friends he decided to go on with his candidature, and on Tuesday night he found himself at the top of the poll with an almost record number of votes. Running as an entirely independent candidate, Mr Davies was accorded the support of all classes in the town, and his victory was an extremely popular one. He is a native of the town, a property owner, and a good sound practical business man, quali- fications which strongly recommend him as a desirable member of the Corporation. This was his first bid for municipal honours, and the result must be more than gratifying to himself and friends. Mr Farley, with twenty-three years' local municipal service to his record, ex- perienced some opposition to his candidature, but still managed to secure second place on the poll, though sixty votes separated him from Mr Daviea. Mr Morrison and Mr Thomas were close followers of Mr Farley, each of them obtaining 359 votes, or ten less than him. This is the first time for many years of a tie occurring at a local Town Council elec- tion, and in this case it was the subsequent adjudication on the doubtful papers which brought these two candidates level. Previous to this Mr Morrison was one vote ahead of Mr Thomas. There was a good deal of cross voting, though it was surprising what a large number of people (230) voted only for Messrs. Davies and Morrison. There was also a fair response to the appeal of the four retiring members (who on the eve of the election came out as a united party), to "vote solid" for them, but nothing like the combination dis- played in former contests where a block vote has been solicited. Polling took place in the Town Hall between the hours of eight a.m. and eight p.m., and 690 ratepayers out of a possible 800 or so recorded their votes. The Mayor (Mr Councillor Thomas Tucker) dis- charged the duties of Returning Officer, and with him in the polling booth were the Town Clerk (Mr G. Lort Stokes) and Mr James Hughes. The four retiring members were re- presented at the polling by Mr Lee (St John's Hill), Mr Davies by Mr C. Berry, and Mr Morrison by Mr F. B. Mason. During the early hours of the morning the weather was wet and stormy, but after ten o'clock the rain cleared off and the sun came out. By noon about two hundred ratepayers had registered their votes, but from then on to between five and six o'clock the polling was very slow. After six, however, there was a great influx of voters, and the poll clerks and presiding officer were kept very busy. It had been anticipated in some quarters that the election would pass off without attracting any great excitement, but the final figures proved how keenly interested the town as a whole was in the contest. Six hundred and ninety recorded their votes, only about fifty less than was the case in November, 1908, which is regarded as one of the stiffest local municipal contests, when Mr F. B. Mason secured a seat with the record number of 247 plumpers among his 389 votes. It is somewhat remarkable with regard to Mr Davies's figures that 428 people signified their approval of the formation of a Ratepayers' Association, and he received 429 vjotes, the numbers in each case being practically identical. The poll closed punctually at eight o'clock, and after the coun- terfoils of the ballot papers, marked register, and other documents had been sealed up an adjournment was made to the Council Chamber where the counting took place. It may be mentioned that in addition to the official seal of the Corporation placed on the envelope con- taining the ballot paper counterfoils, a private seal with a different coloured wax was affixed to the packet by one of the candidates—Mr Morrison. The Mayor presided at the count- ing, those present being the candidates, the Town Clerk, Mr James Hughes, Mr A. Lee, Mr A. Powell, Mr A. Davies (official counters), Mr Arthur Squibbs (counter for Mr Morrison), Mr W. H. Thomas, Mr C. Powell, Mr A. Parsell, Mr E. H. Leach, etc. The result was reached about half-past nine, and a few minutes later the Mayor announced it from the Town Hall window as follows :—
ELECTED. DAVIES 429 FARLEY 369 MORRISON 359 THOMAS 359
NON-ELECTED. REES 007 tuck Z The announcement of the names of Mr Davies and Mr Morrison was received with deafening cheers, and a large crowd accompanied Mr Davies home in triumph, he being carried shoulder-high amidst scenes of the greatest enthusiasm. Mr Morrison was formerly a member of the Town Council, from 1901 to 1904, when he was elected second on the poll, Mr Farley on that occasion being top by a single vote. In No- vember, 1904, Mr Morrison offered himself for re-election, but was defeated by Mr Tuck by the narrow majority of four votes. There were four spoilt papers rejected by the Returning Officer. As regards plumpers, Mr Davies received 24; Mr Rees, 14; Mr Morri- son, 13; Mr Farley, 8; Mr Thomas, 8 and Mr Tuck, 3.
TENBY COTTAGE HOSPITAL. The following subscriptions and donationB are acknowledged with thanks:- Anonymous," donation JEO 7 6 Mr W. G. Parcell 1 1 0 Messrs. Evans Bros 0 2 6 Gumfreston Church—Harvest Thanks- giving Service (per Rev. J. A. Howell) 2 10 3 Redberth Church — Harvest Thanks- p giving Service (per Rev. J. A. Howell) 1 5 0 Thomas Memorial Congregational Church, Saundersfoot-Harvest Fes- tival (per Mrs M. Phillips) 1 1 0 Jeffreyston Parish Church—Harvest Festival, part collection (per Rev. Canon W. Williams. 0 15 6 Manorbier Church and Jameston Mis- sion Room-Harvest Festival Offer- tories (per Mr W. G. Parcell) 2 12 9 Tenby Baptist Church (per Mr E. J. Evans) 1 1 0 G. E MAWJLAND, Hon. Sec. and Treasurer,