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LOCAL AND OTHER NOTES. From Thursday in last week until the small hours of Sunday, a portion of the pavement in Lower Frog Street was completely covered with a quantity of miscellaneous household goods, the property of an evicted lodger from one of the cot- tages near. It appears the said lodger had become refractory and the tenant adopted this summary mode of getting rid of her; doubtless satisfactory to the tenant, but decidedly inconvenient to the public. Why these things should have been al- lowed to remain for three days in an important thoroughfare I cannot understand, and what is more, I do not believe they would have been so allowed under the old regime. The temperance party are showing signs of activity. What I suppose may be termed a demonstration in the face of the enqmy on a large scale, will be made this evening, and will I.. consist of a procession of the various temperance organizations in the town, augmented by non- members who are abstainers. They will peram- bulate the town and return to the Royal As- sembly Rooms, where a great public meeting will be held. Speeches will be delivered suitable to the occasion and fresh pledges solicited. I cor- dially wish the demonstrators fine weather and a good time. *„* I hear that Captain Elgee, H.M. Inspector of Constabulary, will hold his annual inspection of the Tenby force on Saturday next, at the Town Hall. This will afford an opportunity for the Tenby people who are dissatisfied with the existing arrangements for watching the borough, to ap- proach the inspector and urge their claims for additional police. Every borough with a popula- tion of 5000 is entitled to one policeman for every 1000 of population. I apprehend there would not be much difficulty in showing that Tenby has a claim for the maximum number. I do not pretend to anticipate what will be the decision of the Inspector in regard to the lock-up arrangements at present in existence; but from former expressions of opinion by that officer, there is no difficulty in making a pretty shrewd guess. Over and over again in his reports to head- quarters he has condemned the existing cells. These reports have been solemnly brought up for consideration, debated by the Town Council, and there the matter ended. I apprehend it will no longer be so. The County Council will be com- pelled to take it up, and whether we have addi- tional police or not, it is pretty certain we shall have a new police station. « With the Band came the long expected and much-to-be-desired rain, so that the Tenbyites were disappointed in their anticipated pleasure of hearing the Band on Tuesday, the day on which they undertook to commence their engagement. The weather on Wednesday morning was again un- favourable and prevented the Band from entering upon their duties, but in the evening it cleared, and they performed in the Square. From the opinions I hear expressed by capable musicians, I believe the committee have secured the services of good instrumentalists, which, after they have had the opportunity of playing together a few times, will make an excellent Band. I hear that Miss Bright has again given the use of the Royal Assembly Rooms for wet evenings, when the same are disengaged ♦ » Another new steamer has been added to the passenger service of the Bristol Channel, but I fear that Tenby will not participate in the advan- tages that Ilfracombe will, from frequent visits of this steamer. The Lady Gwendoline is the name of the latest addition to the service, and she is from all I hear, a magnificent boat. Her total length is 220 feet; she has a beam of 23 feet, and depth of hold 9 feet 6 inches. On her trial trip the registered speed attained was 17i knots per hour. So that she will be able to make the passages from Cardiff to Ilfracombe in about two hours. Her promenade deck is 120 feet, and besides this ad- vantage she has two deck saloons for the comfort and convenience of her passengers. I believe that during the season the Lady Gwendoline will make one or two voyages to Tenby. In reference to the passenger steam service the Board of Trade have made some new and very important rules with respect to saving life at sea. The passenger steamers which ply in the Bristol Channel are licensed to carry in some instances more than six hundred passengers, and yet none of these vessels are provided with more than three boats, and it is clear that none of them could carry enough boats to accommodate all the passengers The Board of Trade recognises this difficulty. While it is not practicable for a ship of this divi- sion to carry approved boats or approved life- rafts, the deficiency so caused may be made up by the supply of an equivalent number of approved buoyant deck seats or other approved buoyant deck-fittings to the satisfaction of the Board of Trade officer. Ships of this division must also carry life-belts suitable for being worn on the per- son, so that there may be at least one for each person on board the ship. I believe the Waverley is permitted to carry as many as eight hundred people between Bristol and Cardiff So the owners will have to provide themselves with the same number of life-buoys. But these rules do not come into force until March, 1890. » » I have observed lately several model yachts in the windows of Tenby tradesmen. Perhaps it was in consequence of this that an esteemed correspon- dent sent. me a Scarborough paper with an account of the model inter-club match at the above place for the eastern coast challenge shield, and suggests that a large pond or sheet of water should be formed on the Marsh with the object of getting up model yacht races at Tenby. The idea is un- doubtedly a good one, and possibly the formation of a Tenby Club would add to the other attrac- tions of the place. Will some one take it up? From the appearance of tradesmen's windows there is evidently no lack of models in the town. The contest for the vacant seat in West Car- marthenshire has begun in earnest and will be watched with interest. Mr Hugh H. J. Williams- Drummond, brother of Sir James H. Williams- Drummond. of Edwinsford, Llansawel, is the Con- servative candidate; the Gladstonite being Mr J. Lloyd Morgan, barrister. Both candidates have been well received in the different centres where they have already addressed meetings; but of the ultimate result, of course nothing can be said. The largeness of the majority obtained by Mr Powell at the last election almost precludes the possi- bility of a victory for the Tories, but they believe they will very considerably reduce that majority when the result of the ballot is made known. TATTLER.





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