ANNUAL MEETING OF THE BIBLE SOCIETY. On Monday evening the Annual Meeting of the Tenby Branch of the British and Foreign Bible Society, was held in the Royal Assembly Rooms. There was a fairly large attendance. Mr Henry Allen, Q.C., presided, who in opening the meeting made a few remarks upon the pleasure it gave him to come over to Tenby and preside over a meeting, in aid of a Society which had done, and was doing a noble work in spreading the scriptures amongst the nations of the earth. Mr N. A. Roch then read the following state- ment of receipts and expenditure of the Branch for the year ending March 31, 1889 :— Paid. -Free contribution to Parent Society, £30 purchase account for books, jE9 13s. lOd.; Monthly Reporters and Almanacks, 19s. 2d. carriage of books, 17s. 5d. cleaning, fire and lights, 8s. 6d. hire of hall and printing, El Is. balance in hand, £ 5 18s. 5d. total, JE48 18s. 4d. Received. -Balance in hand from last year, :£4 10s. lid. collection at Public Meeting, £ 5 7s. Old. Mrs Palmer's box, JE1 14s. Sid. an- nual subscriptions, jE17 18s. sale of almanacks, ,38. lid.; sale of Scriptures, Ell 12s. 41d. St. Florence annual meeting, lis. 7d. collected by Miss Lizzie Llewellyn, £1 Is. 5d. Church offer- tory, 5s. collected by Mrs Thomas (Rydberth). 10s.; collected by Miss Llewellyn (Gumfreston), 13s. Saundersfoot annual meeting, JE1 9s. 7d. collected by Miss Thomas, El 7s. lid. sale of Scriptures (Saundersfoot), £1 1315, 8d. total, ;£48 18s. 4d.-Laura Evans, Sec. and Treasurer. Dr. Jones, who was greeted very warmly, said all Christian people were convinced that it was necessary to spread the Bible in order to promote deep spiritual life at home and abroad. But although the judgement was convinced yet the feelings and emotions oftentimes sadly lagged be- hind. Christian congregations of this country were up in theory as regards their duty to Missionary and Bible Societies, but many towns and neighbour- hoods he was sorry to say were down in practice. However, thanks to their honorary secretary, Miss Evans, and to the lady mayoress, who discharged the duties of secretary for many years, and to other ladies in the town Tenby, maintained a very respect- able position. (Applause.) He proposed briefly to review a few incidents in connection with the Bible, There were three old Bibles in the world, which dated back to the third or fourth century. One of the oldest is in the custody of the British museum, and is a very ancient Bible. It was presented by the Patriarch of Constantinople to King James I. and is one of the most valuable Bibles in the whole world. In Rome there is a Bible slightly older, while the library at St. Petersburg contained the other. Thus the three great sections of the Chris- tian Church possessed these old Bibles. The Pro- testant Church had one in the British Museum, the Roman Catholic one in the Vatican, and the Greek Church one at St. Petersburgh. He could not but think Divine providence in thus disposing the most expensive and accurate Bibles in existence had some wonderful design in view in assigning one Bible to each of these great sections of the Christian Church. Who knows but that the time is coming when the Roman Catholic and Greek Churches will be fired with a desire to spread the Word of God abroad. At present however that duty devolved upon the Protestant Church, and great was the honour thus put by Divine providence on that Church. In reading Church history, they discovered three im- portant revivals or reformations. The first may be called the Apostolic, which had for its object the conversion of the Roman Empire the second, the Mediaeval which had for its object the conversion of Europe the third took place at the latter end of the last or the beginning of the present century, when the Church realized it was her mission and duty to evangelize, not Europe alone, but all the continents of the globe. Good and holy men traversed England in order to awaken missionary spirit, and it is reported at one meeting in one of the midland towns, an old minister was appealing to the huge congregation in front of him on behalf of missionary work, when at the climax, he appealed to the young men present asking, which of you will consent to descend to the pit of heathenism, a young man started to his feet with the shoemakers wax still clinging to his fingers and cried out "I will go if you at home will consent to hold the ropes." That young man was Dr. Carew, (applause) the celebrated Indian Missionary. From that day to this this work had been going on, and it is the duty of every follower of Christ either to go down to the pit or else hold the ropes. Now, as a consequence of this national fermentation of religious life in Great Britian, many Missionary Societies started into existence, amongst them was the British and Foreign Bible Society, which in its work knew no distinction of sect or creed. It combined all Pro- testant Churches, and diffused the Bible amongst all nations of the earth. He paid every respect to the Parliament of England, to the Universities, and the great schools of thought, but in his opinion it was none of these that had made England great. It was the diffusion of the Word of God that had done that. For this reason he regretted that while the Shah of Persia was shown all the frivolities, and all the great buildings of the Metropolis, he was not shown the Bible. The speaker then went on to relate a visit of the Ambassadors of the Emperor of Persia to the late Captain Vivian near Cardiff, who after he had shown them all the great- ness of wealth of the Welsh industries, took them home, placed a Bible in their hands, and declared that that book was the cause of England's glory. (Applause.) One of those same Abassadors after wards became minister of education in Japan, and when he had to compile a primer for use in the schools of that country, he prepared it out of that very book. The speaker concluded by a touching incident in lifeboat work near Liverpool, compared the Bible Society with the Lifeboat, and the Missionary Societies with the crew. Were they prepared to help in that great and glorious work ? The Rev. J. Calvin Thomas proposed, and the Rev. Robert Ann seconded, a vote of thanks to Dr. Jones for his very eloquent and interesting address. Mr Watson proposed, and the Rev. G. Bancroft seconded, a vote of thanks to the chairman. The Chairman proposed, and Dr. Jones seconded, a vote of thanks to Miss Evans and the ladies assisting her. The several propositions having been put were warmly endorsed by the audieuce, and the meeting terminated. The collection amounted to;c5 118. ——-—— Mrs Palmer, who has for so many years been an earnest worker for the Bible Society, has collected the sum of £1 10s. 9d. in her box during the last twelve months. The Committee thank her very heartily for her kind help.
PEMBROKE YEOMANRY CAVALRY. The annual carbine prize shooting of the county Regiment of Yeomanry was held at the Government ranges, Penally, on Wednesday and Thursday, under the presidency of the popular commandant, Colonel M. J. Saurin. There was a large attend- ance of troopers from all parts of the county. Tents were pitched for the use of the executive, and creature comforts were provided in the large wooden building connected with the military ranges on the downs, Mr J. Booth catering satis- factorily. The marking in the mantlets at the butts was carried out by a party of the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry; Wimbledon targets and scoring. The details of arrangement were well carried out under the immediate supervision of the adjutant, Captain R. H. Hardy, King's Dragoon Guards, ably assisted by Troop Serjeants-major Beet, Proctor, and Carter, Sergeant-major Holt, late of the 11th Hussars, officiating as Secretary. The meeting was a most. successful and pleasant one. The officers present were Colonel Saurin, Lieutenant-colonel H. Leach, Major C. Mathias, and, as we have already intimated, Captain Hardy. The weather was fairly fine, but the wind on both days blew fitfully athwart the ranges, by no means conducive to good shooting. The weapon used was the Martini-Henri cavalry carbine. The events were as follow:— The Regimental Challenge Cup, presented by J. A. James, Esq., late Lieut. P.Y.C., value jE30, with £10 added. To be won three years in succession. 5 shots at 200 yards, 10 at 500 yards. Points 1st, JE5. Private R.Morris. 59 2nd, JE3, Sergeant A. Reynolds 57 3rd, f,2, T.S.M. Yarrow 56 Cup, presented by Sir O. H. P. Scourfield, Bart., with Ell added. 5 shots at each distance. 1st, £ 2 and cup, Sergeant A. Reynolds 42 2nd, £2, Private E. White 41 3rd, £1 10s, Sergeant T. Williams 40 4th, £ 1, Private R. Morris 39 5th, 15s, T.S.M. Beet, J 39 6th, 10s, Private G. Reid 38 7th, 7s 6d, Sergeant J. Roberts 37 8th, 7s 6d, Private J. Lewis 36 9th, 5s, Quarter-Master Jones 36 10th, 5s, Lance-Corporal R. Williams 35 11th, 5s, T.S.M. Carter 35 12th, 5s, Sergeant H. L. Williams 34 13th, 5s, Private M. Cadwallader 34 14th, 5s, Lance-Corporal J. Shears 34 15th, 5s, T.S.M. Yarrow 33 16th, 5s, Private J. Collins 33 17th, 5s, Private T. Bevens 32 18th, 5s, Sergeant E. Morris 31 Troopers' Prize of f.7 10s. 5 shots at each distance. 1st, £1 10s, Private G. Reid 42 2nd, fl, Private R. Morris 39 3rd, 15s, Private E. White 38 4th, 12s 6d, Private W. E. Smith 36 5th, 7s 6d, Private E. Evans 33 6th, 7s 6d, Private G. Butler 30 7th, 7s 6d, Private W. Bowen 30 8th, 7s 6d, Private J. Lewis. 29 9th, 7s 6d, Private T. Gwyther 29 10th, 7s 6d, Private T. R. Jones 28 11th, 7s 6d, Private R. Reynolds 27 12th, 5s, Private J.Collins. 27 13th, 5s, Private G. M. Phillips 26 14th, 5s, Private T. A. Davies 26 15th, 5s, Private P. Thomas 24 Recruits' Prize of Z3. 10 shots at 300 yards. 1st, jEl, Private E. Orooker 17 2nd, 10s, Private W. Gaddern. 16 3rd, 5s, Trooper G. Howells. 16 4th, 5s, Private G. M. Phillips 15 5th, 5s, Private R. Morris 14 6th, 5s, Private T. Rogers. 13 7th, 5s, Private T. Eynon. 12 8th, 5s, Trooper C. Smith 11 Drill Prize of 95. 5 shots at 500 yards. lst,;Cl Private G. Reid 2nd, 15s Private E. White 3rd, 10s .Corporal W. Jenkins 4th, 5s T. S. M. Yarrow 5th, 5s.Private R. Morris 6th, 5s Quarter-Master Jones 7th, 5s Private G. M. Phillips 8th, 5s.Private W. E. Smith 9th, 5s Sergeant Davies 10th, 5s Sergeant Roberts 11th, 5s .Private W. Bowen 12th, 5s Corporal R. Willliams 13th, 5s.Sergeant A. Reynolds 14th, 5s.Sergeant T. Williams Cup, presented by Lady Philipps of Picton, with jEll added. 5 shots at each distance. 1st, f2 and Cup, Sergeant W. Davies 42 2nd, 92, Sergeant J. Roberts 41 3rd, £1 10s, Private E.White. 41 4th, £1, T.S.M. Yarrow. 40 5th, 15s, Corporal W. Jenkins. 40 6th, 10s, Private R. Morris 40 7th, 7s 6d, T.S.M. Proctor 39 8th, 7s 6d, Corporal R. Williams 38 9th, 5s, Private T. Gwyther. 36 10th, 5s, Private M. Cadwallader 36 11th, 5s, Sergeant J. Griffiths 36 12th, 5s, T.S.M. Beet, J 35 13th, 5s, Sergeant T. Williams 35 14th, 5s, Sergeant P. Gwynne 33 15th, 5s, Private G. M. Phillips 33 16th, 5s, Sergeant A. Reynolds 32 17th, 5s, Private E. Evans 32 18th, 5s, Private G. Butler 32 N. C. O. Prize of £ 5. 5 shots at each distance. 1st, £ 1 10s, Quarter-Master Jones 45 2nd, jEl, Sergeant T. Williams 45 3rd, 15s, Corporal R. Williams 40 4th, 5s, Corporal J. Shears. 39 5th, 5s, Sergeant A. Reynolds 39 6th, 5s, T.S.M. Yarrow. 38 7th, 5s, Sergeant W. Davies 38 8th, 5s, Sergeant P. Gwynne 36 9th, 5s, Sergeant J. Roberts. 35 10th, 5s, T.S.M. Carter 35 Officers' Prize of £ 3. 5 shots at each distance. I st, jE2 .Major Mathias 2nd, £1 .Captain and Adjutant Hardy 3rd, Entrance Fees.Colonel Saurin Consolation Prize of £4 10s. 5 shots at 200 yards. 1st, jEl, Private H. Lewis 18 2nd, 10s, Private A. H. James.: 17 3rd, 7s 6d, Private W. Garratt 14 4th, 7s 6d, Private T. Hughes 14 5th, 5s, Quarter-Master Morris 13 6th, 5B, Private W. Price 11 7th, 58, Private E. Hughes 11 8th, 5s, Corporal Harries 11 9th, 5s, Sergeant Goodrich 10 10th, 5s, Private G. Thomas 10 11th, 5s, Private G. Bowen 9 12th, 5s, Private G. Thomas 8 13th, 5s, Lance-Corporal Williams 8 SPECIAL PRIZES. Presented by Major Mathias, to be shot for by Staff-Sergeants and Secretary. 1st, 10s, T.S.M. Yarrow 37 2nd, 5s, T.S.M. Beet 34 3rd, 2s 6d, T.S.M. Carter 32 4th, 2s 6d, Barrack Quarter-Master Sergt Holt. 32 Captain R. H. Hardy's prize was won by Private W. E. Smith, with 22 points. Mr Thomas's Band prize was won by Sergeant J. Roberts with 42 points.
TENBY ORCHESTRAL SOCIETY. The third concert of the Tenby Orchestral Society announced to be held in the grounds of Croft House, was given last night in the Public Hall, wisely chosen by the committee owing to the uncertainty of the weather. It is worthy of remark that this Society, entirely without professional aid, attempt and master fairly well the difficulties of classical music, notably the overture to "Don Giovanni," rendered in a manner more than highly creditable to the Society, which, with the assistance of Messrs. Hancock and T. J. Williams of Pembroke-Dock, presented to the crowded room a programme fully appreciated and endorsed by those present. This, however, may be said without fear of giving offence, that if a little more attention was paid to tuning, the results would have been perhaps more satisfactory. This does not apply generally, as for instance, Dodwell's delightful La Fee was rendered in a manner most pleasing and well deserved the applause it gained. The conductor, who of course is held responsible for everything musical, has every reason to be proud of his little band of instrumentalists, and the opinion generally expressed by those present was that the concerts of the society should be given more frequently. The vocal solos of Miss Annie Evans, who possesses a really fine contralto voice, were well rendered, as were those of Mrs Parcell; the latter lady however made her best hit with the beautiful bolero, "In old Madrid." Mr 0. W. Rowland sang with great expression "Good-bye Sweetheart," and added to his second song as an encore the fine old ballad, The anchor's weighed." Miss Ethel M. Welch contributed two violin solos with marked success, the reverie being from the pen of the talented conductor, Mr A. F. M. Cus- tance; it was beautifully played, and were the waltz movement, which destroys the continuity of the theme, entirely cut out it would deservedly rank as a welcome addition in chamber concert music. Miss F. Travers Smyth proved herself the capable pianist she is, in Scharwenka's quaint Polish Dance, with its remarkable finish. This lady is also to be congratulated in the by no means sinecure office of accompanist-a duty agreeably shared in by Miss E. M. Wood. Mr T. G. Hancock's "Yeoman's Wedding" was well sung, and the Fairy Bells of Miss Clifton de- serve special mention. The" Huntsman's Chorus," arranged by Mr Custance, brought a most successful concert to a pleasant end.
DEPARTURE OF THE FLEET FROM MIL- FORD HAVEN. Yesterday the position of the vessels and torpedo boats was shifted from the anchorage they have occupied since they came into harbour, and they are now lying in Dale Roads, contiguous to the mouth of the harbour. Admirals Tryon and Tracey have the ships under their command in perfect readiness for an attack. The umpires named are Rear-Admirals Right Hon. Lord Chas. T. M. D. Scott, C.B., in H.M.S. Rodney; Sir Robert H. M. Molynenx, R.C.B., in H.M.S. Hercules; Nathaniel Bowden Smith, in H.M.S. Northumberland; and George D. Morant, in H.M.S. Anson. The fleet, under the command of Rear Admiral Tryon, left Milford Haven during last night.
"Q" ON TENBY. "Q," in his article in the last issue of Judy, makes the following remarks on Tenby:- 44 When at last the Prorogation of Parliament is announced, and the scholars of the big school of St. Stehpen's say farewell to the Speaker, Mr Smith will, doubtless be glad to shake the dust of West- minster off his boots. I wish he could visit this delightful lotus land, Tenby. As I look out from the windows of the Cobourg into the bay, the scene is not to be surpassed. The tide is at its full, breaking against the lofty cliffs. There is no horizon, for the sky-blue, or bluer than Italian— —melts impeceptibly into the sea. The people who pass, all here for pleasure, move about in the warm but not sultry atmosphere as if life were meant only for enjoyment. Let Mr Smith pack up his portmanteau and take his ticket for- Tenby. Wherever he goes, however, Judy wishes him bon voyage."
YOUNG WOMEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIAAION.-Our friends and members were favoured with a visit from our chief Hon. Secretary, G. L. Dashwood, Esq., of 316, Regent Street, London, who was driven into Tenby. Roads by stress of weather in his yacht Mizpah. During his stay, Mr Dashwood with Mr Collis gave several gospel addresses in Tenby, which were greatly appreciated and on Friday evening, July 26th, gave a lecture in the Public Hall-subject: "My Trip to America" (as one of the delegates for the Y.W.C.A.) Mr Dash- wood explained the great benefits derived by young men and women on leaving home and going to strange towns, and instanced several cases where he had experienced kindness and help in the Lord's work. There was a large attendance. The Rector of Tenby kindly occupied the chair. ST. MARY'S CHURCH SUNDAY-SCHOOLS ANNUAL TREAT, 1889.-Receipts-Received by collecting book, 918 2s. 6d. by offertory, 9s. lOd. by sale of 45 tickets at Is. 6d., £39s. 6d.; balance due to Hon. Treasurer, £ 5 4s 8d. total, £2768. 6d. Expenditure —Paid Pembroke and Tenby Railway for tickets, £ 10 cake, £10 16s. 8d. bread, 8s. 4d. tea, sugar, &c., £1 7s. 5d. hire of field, milk and butter, 92 Os. 7d. hire of Band, ;el 10m. hire of crockery and breakages, 8s. hire of cart and attendants, 13s. 6d. tickets, 2s. total, JE27 6s. 6d.—Caroline L. Fetherston, Hon. Treausrer. Examined with vouchers and found correct, Alfred T. Lewis, August 9, 1889.
To the Editor of the Tenby Observer. SIR,—When Le Lotus was a Theosophical maga- zine it gave an excellent definition of Theosophy, which I will now quote at length. "Theosophy is a theory of nature and life founded on the knowledge acquired by wise men of old, especially by eastern sages, and some of its funda- mental teachings are:— 441st, Spirit is the only real and permanent part of man, for the rest of him is complex, and all com- plex things must finally perish as such unity alone prevails. "2nd, The universe being one, and each thing in it being connected with each other and with the All, the great tie of Fraternity links all men to- gether. 44 3rd. Below the spirit and above the intellect, man has a sphere of intuition which is equally cap- able of education and cultivation." 44 4th. To advance in this training, man must subordinate his material interests and carnal desires to the interests aspirations and needs of his higher nature, and he must do this systematically and by rule. 44 5th, The Adepts dive into the secrets of nature and acquire power of directing certain of her forces. (Such manifestations are called miracles by the ignorant though they are nothing more than appli- cation of natural laws unknown to the oi polloi), and they give forth to the world an explanation of cosmogony, of the past and future of our earth and other planets. Life evolution through mineral, vegetable, animal and human forms, teaching that cylic laws govern this earth and its inhabitants, and that each cycle has its own degree, or grade of pro- gress. They teach the existence of Astral Light of which Aka-sa is the highest form, in which is depicted all events and thoughts, past present and future (it may be called the Book of the- Angel of Judgement) and they can explain the origin history and destiny of humanity. These teachers while still in the flesh are called Rishis Brothers Masters Adepts Initiates of various degree. Their impor- tant duty is to preserve the Secret Doctrine through the ages, and to give it out to mankind when per- mitted by cyclic law. Theosophy claims to give the only satisfactory explanations of the following problems. Object and use of other planets-nature of their inhabitants-existence of evil—(Demon est Deus inversus)—suffering both physical and moral; contrasts- inequalities -accidents misfortunes- premature death inexpediency of suicide and capital punishment, clair voyance-clair-audience, &c., and the true nature of spiritualism." Yours &c. Tenby, Aug 8th, 1889. ALICE F. MALCOLM.
To the Editor of the Tenby Observer. SIR,-Having visited Tenby several times with much benefit and enjoyment, I naturally feel an interest in the place and people. I could wish that its mental and moral atmosphere were as lovely as its surroundings. But also here as elsewhere, the drink curse is sadly prevalent. We are face to face with the fact that, as a nation we spend more than 120 millions of money annually on intoxicating liquors, and more than 12 millions on tobacco, whilst we give only about 2 millions yearly to the Bible and Missionary Societies. Surely if our great National wealth were properly expended, we might look for great and blessed results in the evan- gelization of the heathen, at home and abroad. Never was there so large a field open to missionary effort as at the present time. Take Japan for in- stance. In 1870 there were probably less than 10 Protestant Christians, these few disciples being poor blind men and uneducated women, the vanguard of a Christian Army, which in 1880 numbered 5000, and in 1887, 2000 professing Christians Churches 221 144 being partly self supporting, and 73 entirely so." Then again in many millioned China, with thou- sands thirsting for" living water," missionaries are few and far between, like "sparrows alone upon the housetop. Think of our great National sins in forcing the accursed opuim traffic on that people, at the mouth of the bayonet and cannon. An emperor of China once said "Wherever these Christians go, they whiten the soil with human bones I will not have Christianity in my dominions." If Christian nations were nations of Christians, war would be impossible and unknown among them." Yours &c., J. M. ALBRIGHT. Hazeldean, Charlbury, Aug. 12, 1889.
To the Editor of the Times. Sip., -I am pleased to find my shot, "miserable as it was," has gone home. If it result in making the members of the Liberal club more watchful over the interests of Liberalism, it will have accom- plished its mission. What, I ask "One of the Liberal Club," is the use of a club if it fails in the most important branch of political warfare ? A traitor, I understand to be, one who betrays his party. In this case the Liberals of Tenby have been betrayed into false security by the display of vitality the members of the Liberal Club manifested prior to the last Town and County Council Elections; therefore, I return One of the Liberal Club his opprobious epithets. A little calm reflection may possibly enable him to apply them in a more fitting quarter.—Yours truly Tenby, Aug. 10, 1889 LIBERAL.
TENBY CYCLE CLUB.—Fifth Annual Tourney, Wednesday, 21st inst. Subscription List. S. Harry Gwyther, Esq. (vice-president), 91 Is. N. A. Roch, Esq., £1 Is. Thomas Brook, Esq., El Is.; James Natusch Budd, Esq. (vice-president), £1 Is. W. H. Richards, Esq. (president), £1 Is. Mr Geo. Ewart Ace, £ 1 Is. Mrs C. H. Smith, Cl Dr. E. Knowling, 10s. 6d. James K. Buckley, Esq., 10s. Rev. G. E. Massy, 10s. 6d. D. H. G., 10s. M. M. Thomas, Esq., 10s. 6d. Lieutenant Henderson, 10s. 6d. J. B. Graves, Esq., 10s. L. T. Roberts, Esq., 10s; T. B. Stretton, Esq. fils. Fashionable doctor (out for a day's shooting): "Never saw such luck. What's the matter with the birds ? I can't kill one of them Noble host: Write 'em a prescription, doctor
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS MARRIED. On the4thinst., by license, at St Stephen's Church, Bayswater, by the Rev. W. H. Creston, B.A., Tom Godfrey Jones, of the Iron Bridge Brewery, Merthyr, to Martha (Pattie) Jane, second daughter of Mr Hugh Phillips, Tenby.