OBSTRUCTING WHE FOOTPATH. Hannah John was charged with obstructing the pavement in Lower Frog Street with a quantity of household goods, on the 4th inst. The Sergeant of Police stated that the footway had been obstructed for fifty hours. It appeared the goods belonged to a lodger, Catherine Parcell. Fined 6d., with costs remitted. Defendant said she would pay a shilling with pleasure in order to get rid of the nuisance she had in the house.
THROWING STONES. Benjamin Richards, 15 years of age, was charged by Police Sergeant Watts with throwing stones on the Castle Hill, on Sunday, the 7th inst. The charge was proved by P.C. Evans, who stated that at 7.30 on the above evening he saw defendant throw a stone from near St. Catherine's Terrace on to the Marine Baths. Defendant had five other stones alongside of him. A great many persons were passing at the time. =Fined Is., with 2s. 6d. costs.
TENBY ORCHESTRAL SOCIETY. At the close of the weekly rehearsal on Tuesday last, Mr L. R. Wood, the President of the Society, addressed the members, saying that in accordance with the decision of the committee he would call upon the Treasurer, Mr Jas. Buckley, to present Miss Swinburne, the accompanist, on her departure from Tenby, with a gold bangle, as a slight recog- nition of her services as accompanist. This post is no sinecure, and involves great patience and un- selfishness, as it does not allow of any brilliant dis- play of talent, as do the violin, or flute, or other solo instruments, and Miss Swinburne by her assid- uous attention at all the rehearsals had been one of the mainstays of the Society. They would miss greatly Miss Swinburne and her sisters, and he hoped that the bangle and its inscription would in future remind her of the many happy hours they had all spent together. Miss Swinburne made a suitable reply, and with a few words from the conductor the proceedings terminated.
COTTAGE HOSPITAL.—The House Committee ack- nowledge with thanks, the following donations :— T. Reaveley, Esq., Kinnersley Castle, Hereford- shire, 10s. Miss Phoebe Lewis, St. Mary Street, a large woollen shawl for the use of the patients. —JOHN LEWIS, Hon. Sec. and Treasurer, (pro tem.)
FISH REPORT. In consequence of the very unsettled state of the weather the catches of trawl fish landed this week have been very light. They consisted of soles, tur- bot, briil, hake, whiting, gurnet, plaice, ray, conger, dorey, bream, and a few sturgeon. A few trawlers has been doing fairly well, but the majority very badly, scarcely clearing expenses. The seine fishing industry about the same as last week. Very light takes of salmon, sewia, grey and red mullett, plaice &c., landed. No improvement in the lobster and crab fishing very small quantities having landed. The bass fishing also has been very uncertain. All the trawlers are at sea. Wind, N.N.W., showery. —July 17, 1889.
SAUNDERSFOOT SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION. Sixteen candidates were nominated for the Saundersfoot School Board. All the old members seek re-election. The nominations are as follow:— George Bancroft, Nonconformist Minister; John Burtwhistle, Major John David, clergyman John Jones, clergyman Thomas Mathias, chemist and druggist; William Morgan, Congregational minister; Benjamin John, farmer; George Lawrence, farmer; William Lawrence, telegraph linesman; John Richards, grocer; David Thomas, farmer; Edward Thomas, grocer; James Thomas, publican Charles Henry Vickerman, Esquire; Charles Rankin Vickerman, Esquire; Hugh Lewis Williams, Esquire. The polling day is fixed for Tuesday, July 23rd. ————— A contest has now been avoided, nine of the above having withdrawn. The new Board will be constituted as follow-Rev Geo. Bancroft, Calvinistic Methodist; Rev Thomas David, clergyman; Rev John Jones, clergyman; Mr George Lawrence, Congregationalist; Mr William Lawrence Calvinistic Methodist; Mr Thomas Mathias, Baptist; Mr C. R. Vickerman, Churchman.
TENBY V. PEMBROKE-DOCK. This match was played at Pembroke-Dock on Wednesday, July 17th, and won by Tenby after a most cxciting game by two runs. F. Smyth, Tre- thewy, and Captain Tylden were highest scorers for Tenby. Major Roebuck played good cricket for Pembroke Dock. Score :— TENBY. 1st Innings. 2nd Innings. Capt Tyiden c & b Denny. 18 c sub b Hutchings 39 F C Owen b Thomas. 0 b Denney 0 H Foyle c Cozens b Thomas 7 b Thomas 7 H W Taylor b Denney. 3 b Thomas 0 H T Smyth c Williams b Thomas 3 c Williams 19 F Smyth b Thomas 25 b Thomas 5 Trethewy c & b Thomas 24 b Thomas 1 L R Wood b Haines 1 not out 3 Berkeley c Thomas b Haines 1 "1 Col Voyle not out. 3 did not bat R C Walcott b Thomas. 1 Extras 10 extras 3 96 77 PEMBROKE-DOCK. Major Roebuck b Capt Tylden 30 J H Williams b Taylor. 6 W Thomas cCaptTyldenb Smyth 16 G Rawlinson c Wood b Smyth 3 Capt Teale c H Voyle b Berkeley 12 H Denney b Berkeley 4 W Hutchings not out 3 C Cozens c F Smyth b Berkeley. 6 F Evans c Wood b Smyth 2 G Haines b Smyth. 0 A Atkins b Smyth 0 Extras 12 94
J PEMBROKESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL. At a meeting of the police committee of the Pembrokeshire County Council, held at the Shire- hall, Haverfordwest, the resignation of Superin- tendent Williams, late of the Haverfordwest Borough Police Force, was accepted. At the same meeting Mr Williams was granted a superannuation allowance of £60 per annum.
WESLEYAN SCHOOL, TENBY.—TheWesleyan Sun- day-school held their annual treat yesterday. The children, their teachers and other friends were con- veyed in several large breaks through the town and thence to Wedlock farm, where, in a convenient field, games were indulged in until tea was an- nounced. This over, which everyone enjoyed very much, further amusements took place until it was time to return to Tenby, which was reached about nine p.m., all thoroughly satisfied with the outing. CONGREGATIONAL CHAPEL. —On Sunday the anni- versary services in connection with the Sunday- school was held. The Rev. Robert Ann preached morning and evening, and in the afternoon a can- tata, "David, the Shepherd Boy," was rendered by the choir of the chapel. The services were well attended all day. On Tuesday the annual outing was held. Shortly before one o'clock the children formed into procession in the South Parade, and headed by the Drum and Fife Band, marched through the town to the railway station, from whence they were conveyed by train to St. Issell's. Here a bountiful tea was provided, before and after which various games and amusements were indulged in, to the gratification of the children and elder scholars. The whole party returned to Tenby shortly before nine o'clock, the very beautiful weather and the excellent arrangements, having contributed to the thorough enjoyment of all. TENBY COTTAGE HOSPITAL.-Number of beds, 7 patients discharged during past week, 0 patients admitted during past week, 0 total number in hospital, 2.—July 17, 1889. PAINTING, SPRING CLEANING, &C.—Stain and var- nishes for floors in bottles. Varnish for furniture cleaning. Enamel paint at 8d. per tin. Enamel brushes, best make, 3d. each. Good assortment of enamel paints kept in stock of the different makers. A splendid stock of house, carpet and other brushes; a large stock of general iron- mongery at the lowest market prices. All kinds of tin, copper, zinc and iron goods made and re- paired on the premises. Paints, any shade, mixed ready for use by WM. BELT, Furnishing and General Ironmonger, Gas Fitter, Plumber, Glazier, &c., 15, Frog Street, Tenby. Wire Netting! Wire Netting! Wire Netting! for One Penny per yard. Fifty yards of Wire Netting, 2ft. wide, for 4/3. Enamel and other Paints at equally low prices, at W. BELT'S, Iron- monger, Frog Street, Tenby.
MURDER AND MUTILATION IN WHITECHAPEL. A diabolical crime, like those which so startled London some months ago, was committed late on Tuesday night, or at an early hour on Wednesday morning. The scene of the crime is within the same restricted area as before, and the murderer would appear to have been able to shield himself from discovery so effectually as to leave, as hitherto, no trace behind. Shortly before one o'clock, the constable on the beat while passing through Castle-alley, White- chapel, noticed the form of a woman lying in the shadow of a doorway. He at first thought it was one of the wanderers so numerous in the neighbour- hood, especially at this season, and was about to rouse the woman, when he was horrified to discover that she was dead, blood flowing from a wound in the throat. The body was in a pool of blood, which flowed from a gash in the stomach, evidently inflicted with a sharp knife or razor. The officer at once gave an alarm, and within a few minutes several other constables were on the spot. The officials at the Commercial-road Station were informed of the discovery, and the Superintenent in charge at once despatched a messenger in a cab for the divisional surgeon. From what could be ascertained ia the neigh- bourhood, the murdered woman seemed to be about forty years of age, and to have belonged to the un- fortunate class. The neighbourhood is closely watched by police.
DR. BARNARDO COMMITTED FOR CONTEMPT. In the Court of Appeal on Tuesday Dr. Barnardo appealed against a decision of the Queen's Bench granting attachment for contempt of court in not producing a child named Martha Tighe, who had been taken from her mother's home at Bristol, and placed in one of appellant's homes. Dr. Barnardo made arrangements for sending the child to Canada, and when the mother demanded its return he handed it over to a lady who took it to France. Steps having been taken in the English courts to obtain the return of the child, Dr. Barnardo wrote to the lady, who refused to return it because she believed that it had been ill-treated by its natural guardians. The Master of the Rolls, in delivering judgement, said Dr. Barnardo, in his zeal for his own benevolent objects, overlooked the rights of other people and the law of the country. Having done so, he must take the consequences, and he was accordingly committed to prison.
CHARGE OF DRUNKENNESS. Benjamin Lawrence, was charged with being drunk whilst in charge of a horse and cart on the Narberth Road, on Saturday evening. ^Defendant pleaded not guilty. Lieat. Henderson, R.N., was present on behalf of the defendant. P.C. William Reynolds deposed-On Saturday, the 13th inst., about 6.45 p.m., I was on duty on the Tenby Road. I visited the Three Bells public- house and on leaving defendant drove up to the door with a horse and cart. He called out to the landlady as I passed out. When a little way up the road I heard him say, "Bring me some whis- key." Miss Thomas said she would not supply him, and advised him to have a bottle of lemonade. He replied, No, must have whiskey." I went back and told Miss Thomas not to supply him. He turned and abused me. I advised him to go home. He said he would not, and took the horse by the head. I told him I would not allow him to take charge of the horse and cart, as he was not capable of taking care of it. He took the horse by the head and I tried to prevent him, when he turned and struck me in the throat. I closed with him and we had a scume. In the scuffie I handcuffed him by one hand and brought him into Tenby. In the Norton I met P.C. 53, who accompanied me to the lock-up. Mr Laws-Why did you handcuff him ? Witness-I thought him a stronger man than myself. By defendant-I did think you were not capable of taking charge of the horse and cart. You would not go home, and were abusive. Mr Laws-Being abusive would be no reason for handcuffing him. Defendant complained that he had been hand- -cuffed, and dragged all the way down the New Road and through the Norton to the Police Station. He had been knocked about, and his wrist was badly hurt. P.C. Sullivan sworn, said--At 7.30 on Saturday last I met P.C. Reynolds with defendant in the Norton. He was in custody. He was drunk and handcuffed. I assisted to take him to the lock up. Mr Laws-Did you take the handcuffs off? P.C. Sullivan--No. Mr Laws-Did it not occur to you as unusual that the man should be handcuffed when there were two policemen in charge of him. P.C. Sullivan-It did occur to me, but defendant was not my prisoner. Defendant said he was perfectly capable of taking care of himself had he been allowed to do so. He had diiven the horse and cart from the pier at Tenby without any mishap and could have driven them home. He called Sergeant Watts, who said that soon after seven o'clock he was at the police station and there saw defendant locked up charged with being drunk whilst in charge of a horse and cart. Defendant—Was I drunk ? Witness-You were drunk. Defendant-Did you not say to the constable when Mr Stokes was there, that man is not drunk. Witness-No. My remark had reference to the constable. You charged him with being drunk and I asked Mr Stokes whether he considered the man drunk. Defendant-I should like Mr Stokes to be called. C. W. R. Stokes sworn, said in answer to defen- dant, that Sergeant Watts remarked in the lock-up that man is not drunk." By Sergeant Watts—Was not that after defen- dant had charged the constable with being drunk? Mr Stokes-No; before. Sergeant Watts-I can assure you it is a mis- apprehension on your part. The remark was a reply to the defendant's charge of drunkenness against the constable. Mr Laws- Was defendant drunk ? Mr Stokes-I should say he had been drinking. I should not say he was drunk. There is a difference between the two. Mr Laws-Was he sober ? Mr Stokes—I should not like to say that. There is no doubt he had been drinking and was in a very excited state. Mr Laws—We fine you 5s. and costs. We should have fined you more only we think you were not properly treated by the police.
I hear that Colonel Elgee expressed himself in favour of the augmentation of the existing force of police, when on his visit to Tenby on Saturday last for the purpose of inspecting the men. With the opinion of the Inspector I believe the very large proportion of the residents will agree. It is so apparent that I am surprised there should be any difference of opinion on the matter; although I do know that some members of the Joint Committee are of the other way of thinking. It is to be hoped, however, this antagonism is only temporary, and that when the facts are brought out opponents will see the advisability of falling in with the views of the majority of ratepayers. I am in hopes that the conviction on Monday last before the Borough Justices, of a youth charged with throwing stones on the Castle Hill, will have a salutary effect upon others with a tendency to the same offence. This practice has become much too common of late; but a con- viction or two will, no doubt, have a wonderful effect in putting a stop to it. It seems to be the prevailing idea amongst a large number of the youths of Tenby, that they may do as they like without let or hindrance on the Castle Hill. They will awake to their error one of these days. • The Temperance Demonstration on Thursday, so far as regards the attendance of the more youthful members of our population, must be regarded as a success. The attendance of adults was meagre, but I am assured this was in great measure due to the inconvenient hour at which the procession was timed to start. Had it been fixed an hour later-or better still, the demonstration arranged for a general holiday-there would then have been an opportunity given of gauging the strength of the temperance party in Tenby. However, the large number of youths aad men who did "fall in" must have been gratifying to the promoters of the undertaking. Under what circumstances is a policeman justi- fied in using the handcuSs ? In a case heard at the Police Court on Monday, it came out in evidence that the defendant, who was charged with being drunk whilst in charge of a horse and cart, had been brought about a mile-and-a-half over the road, and through the town, to the lock- up, with the handcuffs on one hand. I believe such a course is unusual, unless the person in custody is refractory, or likely to make his escape. It was not shown that he was either; at all events not more refractory than could be expected under the circumstances of his arrest. The Chairman of the Bench very properly asked whether there was anything in the defen- dant's conduct that called for this extraordinary precaution on the part of the police officer, espe- cially when in the town, where a second officer came to the assistance of the first constable. I do not think the explanation given will be deemed quite satisfactory. Handcuffing a man by one arm, unless it be to another person, and that per- son sober, is forbidden in the public services, save under exceptional circumstances. Defendant in the case under notice was well known, and could have been reached by a summons if necessary. The Chairman signified the opinion of the Bench on the matter by his remarks at the end of the case, which I hope will not be lost upon the officer who brought the charge forward. ♦ By general concurrence the Promenade Band is considered to be a good one—in fact, superior to anything we have had for some years. This being the case there ought to be no difficulty in ob- taining the necessary funds for the engagement entered into by the Committee, which I believe is for eight weeks certain, with the option of a further engagement if subscriptions can be obtained. The Committee have secured the ser- vices of Mr Robert Williams of Oxford Lodge as collector, who will oall upon both residents and visitors, or subscriptions may be paid into the London and Provincial Bank. » For the convenience of the public a programme of the week's musical performances, with the places where the Band will perform, will be issued in pamphlet form every Friday morning. The same may be obtained from the Collector on his rounds, or at the principal places of business in the town. The Committee are doing their best to meet the wishes of all subseribers by placing the Band to play in different parts of the town during the fore- noon, and in the evenings on the three principal promenades. This arrangement should meet with the approbation of all concerned. In a former note I intimated that Messrs. Red- farn and Rousbey would include Tenby in the tour they intended to take of the South Wales towns with U Dorothy," the famous London success, where it had a run of nearly a thousand nights From announcements now issued I find that the company w 11 appear at the Royal Assembly Rooms on Friday and Saturday in this week, and I have no doubt that crowded houses will be the result of the visit. The "Dorothy "company will be suc- ceeded by Mr Julian Malvern's dramatic company, who will open on Monday and occupy the boards for the remainder of the week. The list of pieces set down for production are varied enough to meet all tastes, and I trust that the visit will prove lucra- tive to the management w t. I have been expecting to see an intimation that steps are being taken towaids getting up a Regatta this summer. Up to date there has been a great lack of out-door amusements. In this respect we could well afford to take a leaf out of our neigh- bours' book at Pembroke and Pembroke-Dock. There one show succeeds another with commend- able punctuality. Were they not remunerative they would hardly be continued. They have found out that such things as flower shows, dog shows, sports, &c, bring money into the town, and are a source of pleasure to a large number of persons. In Tenby we have dropped our flower and dog shows, while our regatta is only a ghost of its former self. Will no one take the Regatta up seriously, and with a desire to have at least one good out-door entertainment this season ? TATTLER.
SHOCKING ACCIDENT TO A LADY. A serious accident occurred on Friday evening last to the daughter of Mr Hermann Harris, of Brynmawr. Miss Harris, in company with her brother, had driven down in a four-wheeler from Brynmawr to Abertillery. The carriage drew up opposite Mr Harris's branch shop. The bridle was taken off the horse's head to allow the animal to feed. The lady, who is about 21 years old, remained in the vehicle. The horse by some means became frightened, and bolted at headlong pace down a steep incline near the Bush. The carriage, on reaching the railway crossing, collided with a corner stone, and the wheel was knocked off. The young lady was immediately thrown against the wall, and sustained such serious injuries that her life is despaired of. The folly of taking the bridle off a horse's head whilst out on the street is here forcibly shown, as in this instance the runaway would undoubtedly have been stopped had there been anything on the animal's head to which a person might have clung.
THE ROYAL VISIT TO WALES. The arrangements for her Majesty's visit to North Wales next month are rapidly nearing com- pletion. At Wrexham the most extensive prepa- rations are being made; tradesmen are having their shop fronts decorated, and the metropolis of North Wales will present a smart appearance. The miners of Rhos have decided to erect a triumphal arch composed of coal, which will be decorated in a suit- able manner this will prove a novelty, and will represent one of the staple industries of the district In Wrexham about £1,000 has been subscribed by local tradesmen and others. Some thousands of Sunday school children will be seated at different points of the route of the Royal procession. At Dolgelly and Bala steps are being taken to accord the Queen a most cordial reception. During the week one of Her Majesty's pages visited Pale Hill with a view of making the necessary arrangements for the Queen's reception accommodation is being provided for fourteen horses and fifty persons. At Llanderfel station the platform is being enlarged, and telegraphic communication will be established between the railway station and the hall for the convenience of Her Majesty.
DEATH OF LADY WINDSOR CLIVE. Lady Mary Windsor-Clive, mother of Lord Windsor, died on Friday night at 9.30. Her lady- ship had been suffering for some three years, and was removed from Torquay to London, and after- wards to Oakley Park. Immediately after the journey serious symptoms manifested themselves. On Friday a change for the worse took place, and the same night her ladyship passed away. The deceased lady was the fifth daughter of George, second Earl of Bradford, was born on November 24, 1829.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS MARRIED. On the 16th inst., at St. Marylebone Church, by the Rev. R. Gwynne Lawrence, assisted by the Rev. T. E. Lawrence, Rector of Lathbury, Newport Pagnell, brothers of the bridegroom, Henry John Hughes Lawrence, of Waungron, Pembrokeshire, to Edith Georgina, only daughter of the late Lieut- Colonel Hogarth, C.B., 26th Cameronians. On the 16th inst., at St. Mary's Church, Tenby, by the Rev. G. E. Warlow, curate, Mr W. Philip Rees, second son of Mr John Rees, Tenby, to Jane, fourth daughter of Mr George Apperley, of Ken- chester, Herefordshire.