FASHIONABLE MARRIAGE AT NARBERTH. The little town of Narberth was all astir on Tuesday, the occasion being the marriage of Miss Emma Florence Lewis, the youngest daughter of Mr Thomas Lewis, solicitor, with Mr G. L. Mat- thews, solicitor, London. The weather, unfor- tunately, proved unpropitious, but, despite atmos- pheric influences. the inhabitants did their utmost to affirm the simple truth that "all went merry as a marriage bell." Triumphal arches spanned the streets at various intervals from the bride's resi- dence to the church, and the mottoes and banners were both lavish and appropriate. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. W. Wilson, M.A., rector of the parish, assisted by the Rev. W. D. Phillips, of Crunwear, Prebendary of St. David's, the church being filled to overflowing. Miss Wilson played a voluntary on the organ before and after the service. Mr John H. James, Merthyr, acted as best man. The trousseaux of the bride and her bridesmads were supplied by a Parisian milliner, and the bouquets of flowers were from Covent Garden. The bride looked very charming in a dress which con- sisted of jupe of white muslin with lace flounce bodice, and train of brocade lined with satin, and an exquisite Brussels lace veil and wreath of orange blossoms fastened with gold pins, the gift of the bride's mother. The bride also wore a gold collar, the gift of the bridegroom. On the wedding party emerging from the church the horses were taken out and the carriage containing the newly married pair was drawn by a number of enthusi- astic admirers to the residence of Mr Lewis, whose popularity and charitable disposition has been pro- verbial. The wedding presents (over 100 in num- ber) were both varied and costly. The happy pair left by the mail train for Gloucester en Fonte for Brussels, where the honeymoon is to be spent. Firearms were discharged during the day, and in the evening a bonfire was lit.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS BIRTH. On the 27th April, at 4, Esplanade, the wife of Captain Vaughan .Jenkins, West Riding Regiment (33rd), of a daughter.
THE PEMBROKE BOROUGHS. DEBATE IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS. In the House of Commons on Tuesday night, Sir Charles Dilke moved to insert after clause 10 the following clause- The law relating to the elections for the parlia- mentary borough of Pembroke shall apply as if the places comprised in the area of the present parlia- mentary borough of Haverfordwest were named in the Act of the session of the second and third years of the reign of King William IV., chapter 45, as places sharing in the election of a member for Pembroke, and the borough shall be called Pembroke and Haverfordwest." He said he had considered the arguments that had been put forward by the noble lord opposing (Viscount Emlyn), and by other hon. members in committee, but he could not see his way to alter the original proposal of the bill, both with regard to the distance of the grouped boroughs one from another, and with respect to the equalisation of population. He did not see his way to change the grouping suggested by the bill. Lord Emlyn said he had listened with great attention to the statement of the right hon. gentle- man who had just spoken with regard to this question, and when he understood that the right hon. gentleman would not be able to give way, he confessed he thought the House would have heard some stronger argument put forward than the grounds for refusal which had been put before the House. The right hon. gentleman had entirely misstated the chief reasons that had been put forward for the proposed change. On the previous occasion he (Lord Emlyn) had argued that the proposed grouping was against the principle of the bill, which was that boroughs should not be grouped together, except where it was absolutely necessary. The answer which the right hon. gentleman made in this case was a most unsatisfac- tory one. Anybody who had listened to the debate in committee upon this question must have felt that the right hon. gentleman had no case, and yet to-day he came down to the house, and, after due consideration and examination, refused to make any alteration. It was not tliofight desirable to increase the population of Pembroke county. Now the population of the county under the bill would be 57,000. That was not an excessive population. Cardiganshire had 70,000, and each of the eight divisions of Durham, the eight divisions of Kent, and the 12 divisions of Lancashire would have a larger population than 57,000. No doubt, Haver- fordwest was anxious to be linked with Pembroke, but that was not the point the House had to consider. The question was whether Pembroke wished to have the addition, and he had no hesita- tion in saying that the people of that constituency -were strongly opposed to the present proposal. Lord Kensington said it was quite true that the people of Haverfordwest desired that the town should be joined to Pembroke, and the House had as much right to consult the wishes of Haverford- west as of Pembroke. Mr Morgan Lloyd had no hestitation in saying that if the people of the different boroughs were polled upon this question, a great majority would toe found i» favour of the Government proposal. Mr Gorst was sure the House would feel the greatest sympathy with Lord Kensington and Sir C. Dilke in having to defend what they both must feel to be a shockingly bad case. He had no doubt that the borough of Haverfordwest approved of the change, and the Radicals of Pembroke also approved of it on the ground that it would add to their electoral strength. It appeared to him to be an entire violation of the whole principle of the !bill to take one particular borough, and instead of -,extinguishing it as in the case of other similar iboroughs, to throw it into another borough. It was evident that the intention was to destroy the dockyard interest of Pembroke, and to increase the Liberal majority there. Mr W. Davies, in supporting the clause, main- tained that Haverfordwest was a purely English town. He was born in that town—(a laugh)—and he was unable to speak a word of Welsh. (Re- newed laughter.) It was not such an unimportant town as Mr Gorst had endeavoured to make out on a former occasion, but was a very extensive town a, large town with a small population. (Much laughter.) There was scarcely any distinction, to be drawn between the town of Pembroke-Dock and the town of Haverfordwest. Of that he should convince Mr Gorst if ever he came to Haverford- west. He (Mr Davies) knew something of the feeling of the county of Pembroke, and he thought if the noble lord (Emlyn) had made an inquiry in the town of Pembroke-Dock he would have found that a very large majority-nearly the whole- were in favour of the measure. A petition exten- sively signed in favour of the measure could easily have been procured, but it was thought unnecessary. He charged the noble lord (Emlyn) with endea- vouring to disfranchise between 200 and 300 voters of Haverfordwest by his amendment. That showed the thing had not been investigated. (A laugh.) He (Mr Davies) therefore appealed to the committee to vote for the clause of Sir C. Dilke. Mr Wartoia, amid loud cries of "Divide," charged the supporters of the clause with incon- sistenay, and twitted them with being in a hurry to divide because they were ashamed of what they were doing. Sir R. Cross justified the vote which he had given on a previous occasion, and pointed out that he had only acted with consistency in supporting the two main principles upon which the bill was based. THE DIVisio,- The committee then divided as follows :— For the clause 208 Against. 117 Maioritv-. 89 -w Lord Emlyn moved an" amendment to the clause just carried that the word Municipal" should be inserted instead of Parliamentary in the phrase "the places 'comprised in the parliamentary boroughs of Haverfordwest." Sir Charles Dilke having intimated that he could not consent to the amendment of the hon. member, insisted upon a division, which resulted in the amendment being negatived by 196 to 108. The clause was then added to the bill.
TESTIMONIAL.—At a public meeting, the Rev. John Fothergill, on his departure from the sole ebarge of S. John's, Portland, Dorset, received a handsome silver pocket communion service. On the paten was the following inscription: Pre- sented to the Rev. John Fothergill by the Vicar and congregation of S. John's, Portland, April 8th, 1885."
THE ACCIDENT TO MR FRANK GREEN- PRICE. On Saturday evening Mr Frank Green-Price, son of Sir R. Green-Price, MP., who met with an accident causing concussion of the brain, whilst riding at Brecon races on the 22nd instant, expired at the Brecon Infirmary. Deceased's horse fell in clearing the hurdles near the judges' stand, and he was carried in an unconscious state to Lord Trede- gar's stand, and on the following day to the in- firmary. Mr Price never recovered consciousness after the fall, and very faint hopes from the first were entertained for his recovery. An inquest was held on the body on Monday at the Blue Boar, Notton, before Mr D. N. J. Thomas, when a ver- dict of "Accidental death" was returned. The jury passed a vote of condolence to be conveyed to Sir Richard and Lady Green-Price in their sad bereavement.
THE LATE DEAN OF BANGOR. There was on Tuesday unveiled in Bangor Cathe- dral, in the south transept, a massive monumental tablet set in black marble, as a memorial to the late Dean Edwards. It bears the following inscrip- tion :—"In memory of Henry Thomas Edwards, Dean of Bangor, who died May 28, 1884. He was curate of Llanymowddwy, September 6, 1857 curate to his father, the Vicar of Llangollen, 1861 Vicar of Aberdare, 1866; Vicar of Carnarvon, 1869 Dean of Bangor, 1876. 'I am the Resur- rection and the Life. He that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.' St. John xi. 25." A similar tablet is to be placed in Christ Church, Carnarvon, and the Dean and Chapter have accepted the offer of Mrs Symes, who recently gave the reredos, to be at the cost of erecting a memorial screen in the chancel of the Cathedral, from the design of Mr J. Oldred Scott. A scholar- ship has also been founded at the University College for North Wales, in which Dean Edwards evinced a most active interest, being chairman of the Anglesey County Committee.
W. BELT, Furnishing and- General Ironmonger, of Frog Street, Tenby, begs to inform intending purchasers, that he is determined to clear out a large quantity of surplus stock consisting of full sized iron bedsteads from 9s 6d; coal vases from 6s; petroleum lamps from Is 6d; silver light oil stoves, with double burners from 12s 6d; coal stoves, best make, 8s; a large assortment of door mats, hair, bass brooms, and carpet brushes,- all at very low prices. Best crystal and diamond oil Is 6d per gall., royal daylight petroleum without smoke or smell, Is. per gall. delivered in any quantity. GEORGE CHILES is now supplying Messrs. All- sopp's and Bass's Ales, and Guinness's Extra Stout, in firkins and kilds. also their celebrated Ales and Stout in bottle, in prime condition. Allsopp's Light Dinner Ales 3s. per doz. Sole agent for Wilson's Bann Irish Whisky and John Begg's Royal Lochnagar Scotch ditto. George Roe and John Jamieson's Whiskies. Champagnes of all the leading brands; Clarets, Sauternes, Chablis, Liqueurs, Sherries, Ports, Madeiras. Messrs. Hen- nessey and Martell's old bonded Brandies. Epps's COCO A—GRATEFUL AND CoiiFoitTirr G.— Br a thorough knowledge of the natural laws which govern the operations of and nutrition, and by a careful application of the line properties of well-selected Cocoa, Mr. Epps has provided our breakfast tables with a delicately flavoured beverage which may save us many- heavy doctors' bills. It is by the judicious use of such articles of diet that a constitution may be gradually built up until strong enough to resist every tendency to disease. Hundreds of subtle maladies are floating around us ready to attack wherever there'is a weak point. W 0 may escape many [datal shaft by keeping ourselves well fortified with pure blood and a properly nourished frame." Civil Service Gazette.—Made simply with boiling water or milk. Sold only in Packets, labellecl-" JAMES Errs & Co., Homoeopathic Chemists, Iiondon.—Also makers of Epps's Chocolate Essence. Holloivajfs Pills.—Important for the delicate.—It is diffi- cult to determine which is the more trying to the human constitution, the damp, cold days of autumn and winter, or the keen, Jdry, easterly, winds of spring. Throughout the seasons good health may be maintained by occasional doses of Hollo way's Pilla, which purify the blood and act as wholesome wa stimulants to the skin, stomach, liver, bowels, and kidneys. This celebrated medicine needs but a fair trial to convince the ailing and desponding, that it will restore and cheer them without danger, pain, or inconvenience. No family should be without a supply of Holloway's Pills and Ointment, as by a timely recourse to them the firsterring function may be re- claimed, suffering may be spared, and life saved. Madame Patti is to leave New York for Liver- pool on Saturday l'ieek, and on reaching England she goes to her residence in South Wales for a short rest before coming to London.—Truth. A shocking occurrence is reported from the neighbourhood of Bettws-y-coed, North Wales, where an old farmer named John Evans, 75 years of age, of Hafodlas Farm, was on Tuesday attacked by a bull upon the farmstead and gored to death.
LOCAL AND O'fiHER NOTES. The second concert by the Tenby Musical So- ciety will be given in the Royal Assembly Rooms this evening, and from what I hear about the practises, promises to be most successful. The orchestra will be supplied by the Pembroke-Dock Musical Society, assisted by members of the Royal Munster Fusilier Band, and this to a large extent will ensure the success of the entertainment. Cowen's beautiful cantata, Rose Maiden," will be produced; Miss Annie James, a young lady standing high in her profession, having been en- gaged to take the soprano part. The other solos will be rendered by local talent, upon which it would be superfluous to make any comment. I trust there will be a good attendance, as the Society and its conductor (Mr W. Terence Jen- kins) fully deserve the support of the Tenby public. I hear that it is intended to form a 'Cycling Club for Tenby, and that a meeting to arrange preliminaries will be held at the Royal Assembly Rooms on Tuesday evening next, Miss Bright having placed the room at the disposal of those who are anxious to put the matter before the Tenby public. I heartily wish the movement every success, and have little doubt that once fairly started it will go on and prosper. Few towns of any importance are without their Clubs, and in the neighbouring towns of Haverfordwest, Pem- broke-Dock, and Carmarthen, they have become recognised institutions. I hope there will be a good attendance on Tuesday evening. It seems to me that the Fire Brigade is one of the few public institutions in the town that can boast of a balance at its bankers. From the statement supplied to the members at the annual meeting, X20 16s. was shown to be in hand. "This satisfactory condition of things is, doubt- less, due to careful management, and a steady husbanding of resources. During the year the Brigade has been instrumental in suppressing two ,fires-that at Belgrave House being of a very serious nature. The premises are in the occupa- tion of the Ordnance Survey, and I hear the Board wrote thanking the Brigade for their services, and stating they had been instrumental in saving property value £ 3000. The Department, to mark their sense of the Brigade's services, sent a cheque for £3. Comment is unnecessary. By your notice of the Winter Gardens in last week's paper, I observe the Committee have con- siderably modified their plans. They now propose to build a portion of the sea wall only, and a first- rate swimming bath, about one hundred feet long. If necessary, the water in this bath can be heated. A suite of rooms will also be erected, in which invalids can have the advantage of hot and cold sea water baths. I know that these are much needed in Tenby, as last week a lady came to stay in the town for the purpose of enjoying the baths, and was much disappointed to find none were in existence, -1 am of opinion that the Committee have acted wisely in modifying their scheme. In its entirety it was too costly to be carried out in any reason- able time* as the necessary funds would not have been forthcoming in the present depressed state of business; but I have no such misgivings if the baths alone are erected; and, furthermore, under judicious management, they could be made to pay a good dividend to the promoters. The Tenby sea water is famed for its purity, and the luxury of a tepid sea water bath in the winter months would be an inducement to many families to reside amongst us during that time. Another source of revenue could be derived from swimming matches, and swimming lessons, which would have the double advantage of proving healthy recreation for the young and adding to the profits of the company. I hope no obstacles will be thrown in the way of the promoters by the Corporation. It appears to be necessary to obtain their sanction to the scheme before any serious move can be made to- wsrds obtaining the consent of the Board of Trade to take in a portion of the foreshore. Without their approval and consent it will be impossible for the Committee to go to them. At present the existing sea wall is useless as a promenade, and it is almost certain that in a few years it will be necessary to rebuild it. As the Mayor very properly pointed out, the direct advantage to the Corporation of the Gardens would not be much; but indirectly, they must be productive of much benefit. I wish more of our landowners took as much interest in the scheme as His' Worship "Ie But it is no less sad than true, that with the exception of the Mayor, hardly any of those who derive their incomes almost exclusively from rents in the town, and who in many instances have made their money here in the good old days, come for- ward'to help any scheme likely to benefit the place which has befriended them. But it is so The promoters of the Gardens are, however, so far as regards the proposed site, at the mercy of the Corporation, and in the words of Mr Gordon, at 'the last meeting of the Council, I hope they will not let the opportunity slip of securing for the town such a desideratum. Through the action of the Council the town was deprived of an iron pier. It would not redound to the credit of our rulers if they deprived the inhabitants of a Promenade and Baths. The report of the meeting of the Dog Show Committee, on the 22nd inst., develops a very un- satisfactory state of affairs, showing as it does a deficit of £30. But why is it that the Committee have not met before, and taken some steps to make up this sum. A statement of accounts should be published .not later than a month after the taking place of any show or attraction got up by public subscription, or announced as In aid of any special charity. To say the least of it, it is not business. &* In these days one hears so much against drink and in favour of the repressive principle that it is efreshing to read such a vigorous plea in its fa Vuw: .s iaitz winch Lunl ui aiu »v«ij iias just written, and the Liberty and Property Defence League has published. The noble and learned lord has the courage of his opinions, and he glories in them. Drink," says he, is a good thing, and the world would act very foolishly if it were to give it up." Harm, no doubt, it does if you take too much." "You put an enemy in your mouth to steal away your brains;" but for all that Lord Bramwell would not have us give it up, and why? Because he says it does an immense deal of good, because it gives a vast deal of pleasure to those who take it with good sense and moderation. All over the world," says Lord Bramwell, with the exception of the followers of the crazy fanatic and impostor Mahomet, wherever people have had the skill to make alcoholic drink they have made and drunk it." Lord Bramwell admits all that can be said against drink. He would punish the drunkard, punish even the man who sells him drink, but he would go no farther. Lord Bram- well's is the most formidable broadside which the party of repression has yet had to encounter. TATTLER.
THE SERVICES OF THE NAVAL BRIGADE. The London Gazette of Tuesday night contains war despatches chiefly relating to the operations of the Naval Brigade in the Soudan. Lord Wolseley, in enclosing the report from Korti on March 16th, writes:—"In a previous despatch I have drawn attention to the admirable service rendered by Lord C. Beresford and officers and men under him. I cannot speak too highly of the manner in which they have all done their work, nor too strongly of the value of that work to the expedition. I trust that your lordship may see fit to bring their excel- lent conduct on all occasions under the notice of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty." The most interesting portion of Lord Charles Beresford's report relates to the action at Abu Klea on January 17, when he was in command of the Naval Brigade with a Gardner gun. When the enemy made the attack the gun was placed about five paces out from the left flank of the square. After firing about 40 rounds it became necessary to alter the elevation. This being affected, the firing was renewed on the front ranks of the enemy with most excellent results. After about 30 rounds the gun jammed. The enemy were then about 200 yards from the muzzle of the gun. While the plate was being unscrewed to clear out the lock the enemy came down upon the gun. Will Rhoods, chief boat- swains's mate, was killed with a spear, and Lord Charles Beresford was knocked down in the rear of the gun, but struggled up and was carried by the rush against the face of the square, which was pressed back by sheer weight of numbers. Fortu- nately this flank of the square was forced up a very steep mound, so that the rear rank were enabled to fire over the heads of the front rank and thus relieve the pressure. None of the enemy got into the square at this point, but some of them forced entrance in the rear face. When the enemy were retiring, Captain Beresford was able to clear the jam of the Gardner gun.
A PRIMITIVE METHODIST MINISTER DROWNED AT MONMOUTH. On Tuesday, the Rev. J. Gregory, Primitive Methodist minister, was drowned in the river Mon- now, which runs at the back of Moimovr-street, right opposite the deceased's residence and chapel at Monmouth. He was fond of fishing, and left his residence some time between 6 and"? a.m., with rod and line, and went to the river for the purpose of throwing his line. He placed his feet on an old stump, which by the weight of deceased broke and precipitated him into the river. Mr W. R. Jones ran to the spot and saw deceased struggling in the water, but finding he could get no footing or lay hold of the deceased, raised an alarm. The de- ceased then sank. Mr Gregory had been located at Monmouth nearly two years, was much respected, and has left a widow and two children, The body was recovered about one o'clock.
CORRESPONDENCE. 9 To the Editor qf the Tenby Observer. SIR,—I should not fancy very many people re- garded Benjamin Disraeli as a man of humble origin. It is satisfactory to know however that if it were so it "would be no disgrace." But Benjamin Disraeli had running in his veins the blood of that old Arab Sheik about whom people sing every Sunday in church, and his ancestors were gentle- men and princes when those of the Duke of Bedford and Lord Salisbury were running about in-a full suit of blue paint, or even possibly without that. He had a pedigree only to be rivalled by some of the best Rajpoot houses, if even by them, a descent compared with which a descendant of the Conqueror is a parvenu. Benjamin Disraeli's blood flowed in the veins of David and Isaiah, of Christ and His Apostles. He belonged to a people whose mar- vellous brain power and tenacious nationality have not been weakened or suppressed by 1S00 years oi Pagan and Christian persecution, a people who have given us one of our best judges, one of our leading statesmen, and have another ripening for us who gave Germany Moses Mendelssohn, Felix Men- delssohn Bartholdy, Heinrich Heine, Virchow who gave Holland Spinoza; who gave Napoleon some of his best marshals the second Republic some of her ablest statesmen. The Arab Sheik who was Disraeli's forefather lived 4000 years before us, and if Lord Beaconsfield is cognizant of what goes on in this little planet of ours, it is enough to make him restless in his grave to know that among his admirers attempts are made to prove the respectability (in the Britannic sense) of the family of Abraham. Disraeli was intensely, though silently, proud of his pedigree. No one knew better than he that the proudest Austrian Baron could not compete, in quarterings with the dirtiest Jew orange boy who stood and polishecl his fruit on his sleeve in Corn- hill. Yours, &c., April 24, 1885. FRED. D. DYSTER.