ANNUAL MEETING. SATISFACTORY FINANCIAL POSITION. HIGHER SUBSCRIPTIONS. IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENTS FORESHADOWED. CHAMPIONS ENGAGED. PAID SECRETARY. THE COURSE LEASE NEGOTIATIONS. The annual meeting of the Tenby Golf Club, which was more than usually important and interesting, was held at the Cobovrg Hotel on Wednesday evening of last week, when Dr. Charles Mathias (the Captain) presided over a large and representative gathering of members. Mr J. S. Brown, the Hon. Secretary, sub- mitted the annual statement of accounts, which showed a balance of £ó9 lis. Id. brought for- ward from the last account, and receipts of £563 Os. 7d. The receipts from annual mem- bers showed an increase of £29 7s. 6d. and those from visitors of £69 12s. On the other hand the expenditure had practically remained stationary, amounting to £40468. 6d., as against £395 lis. 7d. in the previous year. The balance remaining in favour of the club is the substantial one of B158 14s. Id. Mr R. Hulton (formerly Hon. Secretary of it the Club) proposed that the financial statement be passed. Mr Hunter Kent seconded. After some unsupported criticism of the accounts from Mr Herbert Allen, the resolution was put to the meeting and carried, Mr Allen being the only dissentient. The next business on the agenda was to con- firm the increase in fees for members joining the Club on and after October 1st, 1910. Mr Brown explained that the Committee had passed a resolution in August, that future annual members from October 1st of the present year should pay an entrance fee of two guineas and a subscription of a similar amount, whilst the entrance fee for ladies was to be increased to one guinea, though the subscription would remain as before. The entrance fee of county members was raised to two guineas, and their annual subscription to a guinea instead of 15s. as before. With regard to the daily tickets, these would in future be 2s. 6d. instead of 2s. Mr A. W. Massy proposed that the alterations as suggested should be given etfect to. Mr Montagu Leeds enquired the reason as to the raising of the entrance fees. Mr Brown replied to the effect, that in any undertaking which was successful a man if he wanted to 0 buy the shares had to pay an increased price. They were simply asking people to pay for the successful establisment of the Club. Mr Hulton seconded the motion, which was unanimously passed. The third item of business on the agenda was to alter Rule XX. to read "The annual general meeting of the Club shall be held in the first half of January in each year" instead of as at present in October. The Chairman said he was responsible for the suggestion. October was a very slack month in Tenby, and a great many people were away. If they held the annual meeting in January they would have a much more representative body of people present. Mr Hulton said he quite agreed with the Chairman's remarks. There were several play- ing members of the Club who could not be present at that time of the year, and he thought that after Christmas they would be more likely to capture members than in the autumn. He thought it was just as well that these members should be given an opportunity of attending the annual meeting, as their advice on various things might be of considerable advantage to the Club. He had much pleasure in seconding the recommendation. The Chairman said he took it that the holding of the annual meeting in January would make no difference to the accounts; it would not interfere with the financial year. Mr Herbert Allen- When will the next ac- counts be passed ? Mr Brown—In January, 1912. A Voice—A good rest. (Laughter.) The Chairman said the next business they, had to deal with was the War Office lease. He was pleased to announce that the negotiations with the War Office for a lease of their portion of the Burrows had practically come to a satis- factory termination after many weeks of waiting and writing. Mr Brown supplemented the Chairman's statement with the further one that the War Office had given the Golf Club a lease for the whole of the ground they (the War Office) had purchased from Sir Charles Philipps. The lease would be an annual one only, as the War Office were unable to grant it for any longer length of time.. Satisfactory arrangements, the Secretary added, had been made for the sub-letting of the grazing. Mr Herbert Allen asked if any information could be given as to the negotiations for a lease of the Tenby end of the Burrows. It was im- portant that the question should be settled, as one of the chief requirements of the Club was a pavilion, which could not be provided until they had a sufficient tenure. Mr Brown replied that it was intended to convene a special meeting at which the nego- tiations would be laid on the table. He added, amid applause, that there was a probability of an early and satisfactory solution of the diffi- culty being arrived at. "To propose that the Secretary be paid an annual remuneration of £50, dating from Octo- ber 1st, 1910," was the next item on the agenda. Mr J. S. Brown, who had acted as Hon. Secretary of the Golf Club for the last couple of years, addressed the meeting at considerable length before the recommendation of the Committee was put. He said :—May I be allowed, before the next item on the agenda is discussed, to lay before you what has led to the proposal being made. To those who have been actively engaged in the manage- ment of the affairs of the club for the last few years two facts stand out most prominently, and time only makes these facts more undeniable. The first is that if this club is to continue its progress, and in all human concerns it is either progress or retrogression, there can be no standing still. The fuel necessary for working the machinery cannot be supplied locally in other words, the club cannot look for a very marked increase in the number of resident members. I think we may reasonably expect more members in time, but these will be chiefly country members. The other fact is that if progress is to be looked for, and we are all, I take it, in favour of this, we must look for help from the visitors. Now, if this be granted, how are we to attract them to the course ? First of all then we must provide a course that is worth coming to, and in this respect we have nothing to fear. From the remarks that were made to me during the summer by visitors, some of whom were unaware at the time of speaking that I was an official of the club, and consequently were much freer in their comments, the quality ( of the golf provided for them was highly appre- ciated. The assistance and advice given by Braid during his visit will remove the main difficulty that the committee has been con- tending with, namely, that several of the holes converged too much, and rendered the carrying of a lot of players at any one time not such an easy matter as it should be. I may add here that some of our members, I understand, have the idea that the committee is obsessed with the intention of making the course so difficult that only a certain class of player is being con- sidered, and that the medium and long handi- cap players—and these always form the back- bone of any club—are not being thought of at all. Now, such an impression is absolutely erroneous. The aim of your committee is much wider than this, namely, to provide sport and enjoyment for all classes of players. If the Welsh Union or other championship is to be held over the course, and there is much more than a possibility that the Welsh meeting of 1912 will be held here, a course for such all occasion is being provided, and the provision will be found to be—on the authority of no less a player than the present open champion— of a most complete and nerve-testing character. But it doesn't follow for a moment that because the provision is made that the nerves of players are to be strained on every round. With the exception of a few special occasions it may be taken for granted that the course as played at present will be substantially the regular 'one. It would be perhaps as well here to allay the fears of members who have the idea that Braid has advised the committee to plaster and dis- figure the course with what they consider need- less bunkers. Braid's own words are, "You have an amply supply of these already but some of these holes are to near together, and must be thrown apart; and the only way to accomplish this is to restrain players by the fear of a bunker so that they may take another line to the next green. It will be found that the guarding of the greens has only been arranged in very few cases in fact, Braid's moderation in this respect struck me very much. It is the intention of the committee to provide alternate tees at every hole if possible during the winter, so that if the course is stretched at any time it will be at the option of each individual player to decide for himself from which tee he will drive. In addition to this it is intended as far as possible to protect ourselves against a long spell of dry weather by having reserve putting greens. Now, there is no doubt that we have the course to meet the requirements of all classes of golfers, and it will, I think, be allowed that the visitor, if looked after, is willing to pay for his sport. Then it is clear that we must advertise. Our course is one of the best, and it behoves us to let those outside of our own immediate district know its value. A remark that was frequently made during the last season was that the course was unknown, and the quality of the golf quite unnexpected. Players who were making their first visit spoke of their intention to return next year, and bring others with them. Well, Imving done our best to bring them, I think it will be granted that we must then take steps to provide competitions, etc., for them, for this is what they want. I was absent from Tenby during last August, but I was interested in trying to find out what response the visitors would make if competitions were provided, so I returned for the golf week, and to my great astonishment and delight the receipts from visitors for that one week amounted to no less a wm than JS30. Just think of this amount, and consider how with a little trouble and attention this could easily be increased. But to carry out this you must have someone on the spot, and if you agree to my proposition I will undertake that task, advertise the course, and run and advertise competitions. With this in view I have already made a provisional arrange- ment that James Braid and Harry Vardon shall play a 36 holes exhibition match in the middle of August next year, and the money to meet this heavy item of advertisement it is proposed to raise in a way that will be no charge what- ever on the funds of the club. I think that you will be able to see that my proposition now assumes a different aspect to what it apparently has to some of our members, and I will deal briefly with some of their objections in a moment or two. The crux of the question is this, if the club accedes to my request the visitors themselves will really make the neces- sary payment by being induced to come, and, when here, finding their wants looked after. It is urged that the proposal is premature. Is it premature to increase the profits of the club, both by the reduction in working expenses which can be made by further personal atten- tion on the part of the secretary, and also in the bringing and catering for a greater number of visitors ? By such a process not only is the official himself to benefit, as undoubtedly he should for such a sacrifice of time and energy to the affairs of his club, but, in addition, the club itself, and also the town of Tenby, will participate in the benefits of such an increase. Granted that the tenure of the town end of the links is not yet secure—though, as I have already stated, this is a matter of probably early solution—it cannot fairly be urged that this is a valid reason why an attempt to strengthen the financial position of the club should be postponed. The competition for visitors at the various holiday resorts is keen, and delay in making the attempt only means that the competition will be keener still if others are allowed to step in before us and we are left to pick up the crumbs later on. I think I have said enough to make it clear that the proposal to be brought forward is essen- tially for the benefit of the Tenby Golf Club, and eventually also for the good of the town, whose interests are bound to be affected by the success or non-success of what is by degrees becoming, if it has not already become, one of the most important institutions of the place. I can only add, in conclusion, if you do me the honour to re-elect me as secretary, that my utmost endeavours will be used to benetit this the oldest club in South Wales, and to place it where it ought to be, in the very forefront of Welsh golfing resorts without in any way adding to the liabilities of the club. (Ap- plause.) The Chairman, at the conclusion of Mr Brown's able speech, said it had been his privi- lege to propose that the Secretary be paid an annual remuneration of £50. He (the Chair- man) saw as much of Mr Brown's work as any- body, and a good deal of it passed through his hands, but everything ran along in the smoothest and most extraordinary manner. There was no trouble at all. He thought it was absolutely essential that a man who gave his time and trouble, and would continue to do so on behalf of the Club, should be paid some small salary for these services. (Hear, hear). They ought not to put on Mr Brown's good nature, and he (the speaker) thought that the financial position of the Golf Club was such that they would be able to stand the payment of a small sum like this. Major Sellar seconded the proposition. Mr Herbert Allen said he did not think that the Club was in a sufficiently strong financial position to be able to undertake the payment of £50 a year, and he thought that they should store up their money in order to pay what he understood would be an increased rental on the town end of the lease and for the building of a pavilion, which might cost anything under a thousand pounds. Of course, the Golf Club had not got a thousand pounds, or anything like it, still they could borrow it, and if they bor- rowed say £800 for the cost of the pavilion at four per cent., that would be £40 annually as interest, and would be a good proportion of the J350 they proposed to pay the Secretary. He did not wish to be personal to Mr Brown, but at the same time he thought there were other members of the Club who would be patriotic enough—for the good of the Club—to take over the secretaryship for nothing. Mr T. D. S. Cuninghame expressed it as his opinion that the Golf Club owed a debt of grati- tude to Mr Brown for having acted as Honorary Secretary so long. Under him the Club had made great progress, and he thought the least they could do was to pay him some salary, as they could not expect him to give up his time for nothing. He thought the Committee were unanimous in voting him this sum. (Applause.) Mr Hulton said he quite agreed with Mr Cuninghame. He had himself been Honorary Secretary of the Tenby Golf Club, but the work then was nothing like what it is now. He thought they ought to be glad to pay something when they had got the right man, and he (the speaker) should certainly vote for the proposal. (Applause.) Mr A. W. Massy said that as one of the oldest members of the Club he wished to move an amendment that the renumeration to Mr Brown be fixed at fifty guineas per annum. (Loud applause.) Captain Plumer, R.N., seconded, and the amendment being taken as the substantive motion was put to the meeting and carried nan. con. Mr Brown said he was very much obliged to them for accepting the proposition, but even if they had not lie would have gone on in the old way. He was prepared to do his best to carry on the Golf Club to the best of his powers. (Hear, hear.) With regard to the future, he was confident that they would be able to bring visitors, who would find the money necessary. He thought that the outside golfing public only wanted a chance of knowing t1.J.t such a course as that at Te.tby existed. If the Golf Club, continued Mr Brown, went out of their way to bring visitors to the town the Great Western Railway Company would have to meet the demand thus made upon them. The question of engaging Braid and Vardon to play exhibition games at Ten by was simply a question of advertisement. The Club were bringing them down in the middle of the sum- mer season, and he had no hesitation in saying that such a thing as this, well advertised, would be the turning point with numbers of golfiing people in regard to where they should spend their holidays. (Hear, hear.) At present he had only provisionally engaged the professionals for one day, but his suggestion was to go round the town and solicit subscriptions, not exceeding 5s., and by this means raise sufficient money to bring these men down for two days. He thought he would have no difficulty in thus getting what money was required. With regard to visitors' subscriptions to the Club he believed that they could be turned into a very much larger item year by year. People only wanted to know about the place to be brought to it. On the motion of Mr Massy, seconded by Colonel Voyle, Mr Brown was formally elected secretary of the Club for the ensuing year. Sir Charles Philipps, Bart., was re-elected president, and General Curteis and Captain Hughes Morgan added to the list of vice- presidents. Captain Plumer proposed the re-election of Dr. Mathias as Captain of the Club. Mr Lawford Evans seconded, and the motion was carried by acclamation. Dr. Mathias, returning thanks, said he had acted as captain for several years now, and wished somebody else would take it, but as nobody seemed inclined to take on the job, he would try to do his best again. (Applause.) The next business was the election of a committee, and upon a ballot being taken the result was announced as follows:—Mr J. F. C. Burgess, Mr Lawford Evans, Mr R. Hulton, Mr Hunter Kent, Captain Plumer and Major Sellar. A vote of thanks to the chairman closed the proceedings.
TENBY HUNT WEEK. ARRANGEMENTS FOR IPLL. At a meeting of the stewards of the Ten by Hunt Week, held at the Royal Gate House Hotel on Monday afternoon, the arrange- ments for the Hunt Week of 1911 were finally settled. Mr Sackville Owen, honorary secretary, in- forms us that the week will open on January 9th, and will include the usual programme of balls, theatricals, and meet of hounds. Mr Cecil Williams, Mus. Bac. (organist of St. Mary's, Tenby), will undertake the theat- rical performances. On the Monday evening he will produce the comedy Facing the Music., and on Thursday the popular Gilbert and Sullivan opera Iolanthe. The Fancy Dross and Hunt Balls will be held at the Royal Assembly Rooms on the Wednesday and Friday evenings respectively, for which Mr Fred Roberts' orchestra has been engaged. Two meets of Mr Seymour Allen's Hounds will take place, one on Tuesday in the neigh- bourhood of Tenby, and the other on Friday in Tudor Square. Golf tournaments and hockey matches will also be arranged.
MISSIONS TO SEAMEN. ENTERTAINMENT AT TENBY. Promoted by Miss Lingard (Tenby) and Mrs Stuart Jones (Saundersfoot) a very successful variety entertainment in aid of the Missions to Seamen was given in the Public Hall, Tenby, last Saturday afternoon, and drew together a large and representative audience. The pro- gramme comprised three plays, entitled Jerry and a Sunbeam, in which the characters were very effectually sustained by Mr Jeaffreson and Miss Maunsell Packing Up (a face in one act) cleverly interpreted by Mr H. F. S. Hun- tington and Mr F. P. Lacey; aud Time is Money (a comedy in one act), in which the characters were impersonated by Mr Jeaffreson, Mrs Stuart Jones and Miss Maunsell. Another item on the programme was A Comic Medley," by Mr F. P. Lacey and Mr H. F. S. Huntington. During the afternoon selections were given by Mr Elliott's orchestra from Pem- broke-Dock. The arrangements were admi- rably carried out, and those present spent a most enjoyable afternoon.
MR. SEYMOUR ALLEN'S FOXHOUNDS. —« OPENING MEET. The opening meet of Mr Seymour Allen's fox hounds took place, under the most successful auspices, at Cresselly on Tuesday, when there was a large and representative gathering of County people. Before the hounds were led off the :popular Master addressed a few words of advice to the "field," and expressed his pleasure at seeing such a large gathering. The hounds ■ were first taken to Big Wood, which was drawn blank, and then went on to Llandigwinnett Bottoms, the New Covert, Quarry Backs, Jeffrey- ston, and Langdon, all of which were exploited without success; but at Black Hook a fox was put up, and, after a fine run, killed, the lion. Colwyn Philipps receiving the mask.
ST. DAVID'S LIFEBOATS. — — APPEAL IN THE COUNTY CHURCHES. The hon. secretary of the St. David's branch (Dr. Wilfrid Williams) has sent out' a circular to all the churches and chapels in the county to make a collection in order to recompense the widows of the lost lifeboat men, and to reward the crews of the shore boats who so bravely went to the rescue of the survivors in the face of such difficulties. Most of the churches made the collections on Sunday. The appeal for funds will undoubtedly awaken a responsive echo in the hearts of all Pembroke- shire men and women, for they will be able to appreciate at their full worth the thrilling deeds of heroism performed by the St. David's men under circumstances that would have tested the nerve of even the most dauntless. The hon. secretary will, be pleased to receive further sub- scriptions. NEW LIFEBOAT PRACTICE. The reserve boat Charlotte was taken out for practice on Friday under Coxswain Mortimer, everything going splendidly. The boat was taken under oars and sail around Ramsey Island and through the dangerous sound. The boat behaved well, and the first trial was very satis- factory. Several new members have been enrolled as crew, and we understand that many had to be rejected for the present as sufficient have been taken on.
WEDGED BETWEEN ROCKS. BODY FOUND NEAR PEMBROKE. The body of an unknown man w&i picked up at Freshwater East, near Pembroke, on Sunday morning by some farm labourers working on a farm in the vicinity. The body was discovered wedged between the rocks at the Point, and was quite naked with the exception of a boot and sock. It is apparently the corpse of a man about 50 years of age, and had been in the water for about a fortnight, being greatly decomposed. The remains were removed to Mr Prout's farm, East Trewent, where they lie pending the inquest. A piece of a large thorn bush was found to have penetrated the abdomen. Probably this occurred when the body was being buffeted about in the surf. ———— There is reason for believing that the above body is that of Mr R. Hopkins, of Barfield Street, Morriston, who has been missing from his home for nearly three weeks. His son on Monday pro- ceeded to Pembroke to see if he could identify the remains.
1- TENBY WOMEN UNIONISTS. ■— With Mr C. W. R, Stokes in the chair, a very successful and well attended public meeting, under the auspices of the Tenby Women's Unionist and Tariff Reform Association, was held in the Royal Gate House Assembly Rooms last Friday night, when the principal speaker was Miss Sinclair Rohde, of London, who delivered an interesting address on Tariff Reform. Supporting the Chair- man were Mrs Denne (chairman of the Associa- tion), Mrs Norman Scott (hon. secretary), the Rev. G. C. Rowe, M.A., Mr J. S. Brown, Mr A. J. Bancroft, Mr Arthur Parcell, Mr Angell (Penally), and several lady members of the Committee. The Chairman, in opening the proceedings, said that as the present meeting was held under the auspioes of the Tenby Women's Unionist and Tariff Reform Association, some of them might ask what "mere man" had to do with such a meeting; but the fact was that at the request of the chairman (Mrs Denne) and the energetic secretary (Mrs Scott) he had consented to preside at that meeting. Before proceeding with the business for which the meeting had been called, the Chairman continued, there was a matter on which possibly some of them might think they ought to move a vote of condolence, and that was on the death of the lately lamented Prince Francis of Teck. He was a soldier and a philanthropist, and his love was for doing good—so like his mother—and he (the speaker) thought that they should as representing the Tenby Women's Unionist and Tariff Reform Association telegraph or send to Her Gracious Majesty Queen Mary a sincere vote of condolence from that meeting. He proposed a resolution to the effect that that meeting of the Tenby Branch of the Unionist and Tariff Reform Association hereby tender their respectful and sincere sympathy to Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Mary upon the lamented death of her beloved brother His Serene High- ness Prince Francis of Teck. The Chairman re- quested those in favour of the resolution to stand up, whereupon the entire audience responded. Proceeding with his remarks, Mr Stokes said that the Tenby Branch of the Unionist and Tariff Reform Association possessed more than 400 women, high and low, rich and poor, and he be- lieved from his heart that with proper manage- ment they would be a source of strength to the cause. (Hear, hear.) "Mere man" at present had alone got the votes, but no doubt there were some of these women who hoped that they would get the vote and he for one had always said that if single or a widow—but no married woman—- who had property ought to have a voice in the management of the affairs of the country. (Ap- plause.) He was not going to touch on the question of the suffragettes, whose actions some- times were not possibly what they might desire. With regard to this Association, if properly managed it might be most useful; he meant that if the members of the League would take care to make friends with the working-class—though not by going into their houses officiously-he was cer- tain that it would be of great advantage to the cause of Tariff Reform and Imperial thought. (Applause.) Miss Sinclair Rohde, a very pleasing and effec- tive speaker, then addressed the meeting at some length. She had been told, she remarked at the outset of her speech, that there were a great many Radicals present, and she thought it de- lightfully generous on their part to come. There was one thing in common which the Unionists had with the Radicals they had a whole-hearted sympathy with the British working-man, who was the backbone of the nation. (Hear, hear.) Might she remind her audience that the Unionists instead of fostering class hatred were working for the union of all classes. At the l$st General Election the Unionists won over a hundred seats by the votes of the working men, who knew who were their friends. In passing, Miss Rohde referred to the South Shields bye- election, where the Radical majority had been pulled down by a thousand, because, as she pat it, working men were coming round." On the Unionist side were the loyal Colonies, and on the Radical side the foreigner. The Unionists stood for the ideals upon which England had been built up, built up by Imperialists, and not by Little Englanders, who wished to set class egainst class, and said "What does Empire matter to us?" Tariff Reform was one solution of unemployment. In this Empire there was more misery than in any other civilized country in the world it was the effect of civilization. The problem of unem- ployment was a most serious one. There were thousands upon thousands of British workmen out of work. They knew that the British work- man could hold his own with any man in the world if he was given a fair chance. (Applause.) They also knew that it was very hard for men to get work, and harder still to get work which was permanent in their own employment. If it was hard for the individual it was still harder for the nation. They as Unionists were determined to give the British workman a chance against the foreigner; they knew that if he was given a fair chance he would be able to meet the foreigner on his own ground and beat him. Might she remind the Radicals in the room of the difference between the Radical and Unionist solution of the employ- ment problem. This problem was so terrible that all great statesmen tried to cope with it. The difference between the Radical and Unionist solu- tion was this. The Radicals began half-way down the tree,-whist the Unionists went to the root of the matter. The Radical solution was the Labour Bureaux, but these had not done anything to increase work the only work they had given was to the officials in charge of the Bureaux. As Unionists they said that the only cure for unem- ployment was employment. (Hear, hear.) At present there were seven men running after one job, but the Unionists were working to alter such a. condition of things they were trying to bring about a state of things iu which ten employers would be running after one employee. (Applause.) That was the only solution. There were number- less problems connected with the unemployment problem. Women had .become wage earners; but they ought not to be it was the men who should be this. (Hear, hear.) Then there was the housing problem. Lord Roseberry had said that an Imperial race could not be raised in slum tenements. Again, there was the Temperance pro- blem. Intemperance was caused by misery, and un- employment was again at the root of the matter. Men out of work found this one of their greatest temptations Unionists were true temperance workers, because they believed in giving men a happy back-ground and plenty of work, so that they need not take to drink. The root of all the social questions of the present day was unem- ployment. They wanted to get at the very root of the matter. As Unionists they had a solution for unemployment which they knew would be effective. They must make the working-classes prosperous if they were to have a prosperous nation. (Applause.) The Radicals had tried their solution, and it had had the effect of driving millions of money out of the country. Labour could not exist without capital. The Radicals told them that they were going to make the rich men pay, but that was a very difficult thing to do. It had been proved for hundreds of years that the poor always felt the burden of taxation. The Radicals had attempted to tax the rich man, but the result had simply been that the rich man had sent his money in millions out of the country. The Radical Government—a free food Govern- ment—taxed the people's tea, coffee, sugar, and other things. What good did it do to any single workman to tax his tea or coffee? Taxation ip this country was very heavy, and the poor man felt it. The Unionist leaders had brought forward a scheme under which the taxes would not be increased. A tax on British motor-cars, for in- stance, would be more beneficial to British work- men than on sugar. (Hear, hear.) Radicals threw the burden of taxation on the poor man, but the Unionists were working to throw a great part of the burden on the foreigner. (Applause..) In the warfare of tariffs they as Britishers were being defeated to-day. Every day the British workman was being beaten by foreign tariffs, and the country had not a chance against them, because they had no weapon to fight with. The Unionist policy was not an untried one; Tariff Reform had been tried in all civilized countries of the world. Miss Rohde then spoke in favour of the princi- ples of Tariff Reform and Colonial Preference, and brought a capital address to a close amid loud applause. A vote of thanks to Miss Rohde for her speech (proposed by Mr Leach and seconded by Mr J. A. Bancroft) was carried by acclamation. Mrs Denne, having moved a vote of thanks to the Chairman, said Unionism meant joining to- gether—making one. It meant that they stood shoulder to shoulder, hand in hand, sinking all minor questions of social differences and personal likes and dislikes in one great common cause—the Unity of the Empire and the Unity of the People. (Applause.) Mr J. S. Brown seconded the vote, which was enthusiastically carried. Men of Britain" was then rendered by Mr Arthur Parcell, to the pianoforte accompaniment of Mrs Davidge, and the proceedings closed with a vote of thanks to them (moved by Mr Angell), and the National Anthem.
MISSING .£50 NOTE. an b.. h CHARGE AGAINST PEMBROKESHIRE FARMER. There was a large attendance of the general public at the Shire Hall, Haverfordwest, on Monday, when Samuel Johns, farmer, Church- way Farm, Roch, was charged with having. feloniously stolen a pocket-book containing a JS50 Bank of England note, a partly used receipt book, two cheques, and other papers the pro- perty of Spillers and Bakers. Mr W. J. Jones appeared for the prosecutors, and Mr Jones Lloyd, Pembroke-Dock, defended. Mr Jones said that on April 19th last Mr Ham, Carmarthen, a traveller for Messrs. Spillers and Baker, received a B50 note from Mr David Rees, Bridge Street, Haverfordwest, and while proceeding to another customer he missed the pocket-book. He made every effort to trace it, but without success until the fol- lowing July. It was ascertained by the Bank of Englaud that Messrs. Morgan and Richurd- son, Cardigan, had paid the note into Lloyds Bank, and they received it from the defendant in payment of rent Defendant was subse- quently interviewed by Mr Ham, whom he told that he received the note from a person in Letterson Fair for cattle. He had bought the cattle and sold them again in the fair, but he could not give the names of the people with whom he had had this transaction. Mr Jones remarked that it was very strange why the defendant should have taken JS45 to the fair to buy cattle when he was being pressed at the time for his rent. On a search warrant being granted the prosecution found in defendant's possession a letter from Messrs. Morgan and Richardson, dated February 22nd, in which they asked for payment of the arrears of rent. Arthur Ernest Ham gave evidence bearing out Mr Jones's statement, adding that when he interviewed the defendant the latter gave his answers with hesitation. Defendant said he got the note from a cattle dealer at Letter- ston June Fair, and said, "I shall never be able to recognise him again if I saw him. He afterwards gave a description of the dealer. Mr Jones asked for an adjournment to enable Mr David Rees to be called. Mr Jones Lloyd protested agaiust the way in which the prosecution was being conducted. It would be most unfair to bring his client to court again. Mr Jones said he was under the impression that Mr Ham could prove that this was the note he received from Mr Rees. The case was adjourned for a week, defen- dant being bound over in his own recognisances.
SINKING SHIP TOWED TO FISHGUARD. On Saturday the irou smack-rigged steamer Battle Isle, of Glasgow, which left there on October 22nd in ballast for Suez, was towed into Fishguard Harbour by the Henderson steamer Bhamo with eight feet of water iu the hold, the stokehold plates having sprung when off Kings- town on Monday. Captain John Davidson, of the Battle Isle, who was bordering on a state of collapse when brought ashore in the Gerat Western tender, stated that when off Kingstown the vessel sprung a leak in the stokehold. The pumps became choked, and he put into port for repairs, He left Kingstown on Tuesday, but when west Donh-west of Bardsey Island the plate again gave way and the pumps became use- less. The firemen were compelled to leave the stokehold, and he hoisted a red light. Mean- while he called for volunteers to man the pumps, and two of the crew went down working away uutil completely exhausted. The Battle Isle was now in grave danger, but every effort was made to keep her afloat. Fortunately, Captain William Rossweir, of the Bhamu, saw the signals, and he despatched a ship's boat with the chief officer and crew. Captain Davidson asked a tow, and the Blwmo took the Battle Isle to Fishguard with the deck almost awash and the fires out. With the aid of the Great Western Company's engi- neers, .pumps were got to work as quickly as possile, and the vessel is now safe in Fishguard Harbour. The captain of the Bhamo came ashore, made an official report, and at noon left with his vessel, bound for Rangoon, with 4500 tons of cargo and 61 passengers. She left Birkenhead on Friday. Captain Davidson had not slept since Sunday last. The Battle Isle is owned by Mr D. Graham, Glasgow. •
ALLEGED INSUBORDINATION. The firemen on board the salved steamer Battle Isle, of Glasgow for Suez, it is alleged, refused to do duty at the pumps on Saturday afternoon in Fishguard Harbour, where the vessel is under temporary repair, and one of them, named Harry Abrahams, a half-caste, aged 23, was arrested. Captain John Davidson told a correspondent that owing to the trouble on board he was obliged at four o'clock to signal to the chief officer of coastguards, Mr Taylor, that he wanted the police. Mr Taylor immediately informed Police Superintendent Brine, and Police Sergeants Lewis and Phillips with the coastguards' officer put off on the Great Western Company's steam pinnace, the tide being too low to launch the coastguards' cutter. Abrahams was taken into custody by the police, and two coolies then en- deavoured to get aboard the pinnace to join their companion. They were restrained, whereupon one shouted that he would put the fires out, and dashed down into the stokehold, the chief engi- neer in close pursuit. The prisoner Abrahams was taken to the Fishguard Police Station and formally charged by the captain for insubordina- tion. Abrahams said he was engaged to work only while the vessel was at sea, and not in harbour.
HAVERFORDWEST WORTHY. FUNERAL OF THE LATE MR. J. THOMAS. There was a large and representative gathering at the funeral of the late Mr Joseph Thomas, which took place at Haverfordwest last Thursday, friends and sympathisers being present from all parts of the county. The mourners were Miss Ada E. Thomas (daughter), Mr W. Davies George (step-son), Mr Marshall George, Miss George, Mr and Mrs W. Howell Walters, Mr Henry Roger Thomas, Mr William Samuel, Mr Thomas Thomas (Coombe), Mr Harry Thomas (Hamp- stead), Mr John Thomas, Mr John Evans, Mr Thomas Thomas, Mr Richard Thomas, Mr Howard Davies, Rev. F. Norton (Colborne), Mr Colin Rees Davies, and Mr Stanley Davies. Amongst others present were Dr. George Griffith (chairman of the Pembroke County Council), Sir Charles Philipps, Picton Castle; Coloifel Owen Williams, J.P., Archdeacon Hilbers, Mr Edwards Eaton-Evans, J.P., Alderman Joseph Whicher, Milford Haven; Mr Robert Cole, J.P., Milford Haven Councillor J. Howard Griffiths, St. David's; Councillor Hugh Saunders, Haver- fordwest; Mr S. W. Dawkins (chairman Haver- fordwest Board of Guardians), Mr T. R. Dawkins, J.P., Mr T. M. Phillips, J.P., Mr John Rees, J.P., Mr James Rowlands, J.P., Mr F. P. Green, J.P., Revs. Evan Thomas, Pembroke; W. G. Stokes, Haverfordwest; John Jenkins, Hill Park Garrod Jones, Milford Haven; W. Powell, Neyland; Jacob John, Little Newcastle; Mr R. F. P. Williams (Town Clerk of Haverfordwest), Drs. Wilson and Williams, Haverfordwest; Dr. Evans, County M.O.H.; Alderman G. P. Brewer, Narberth Mr Walter James, solicitor, Narberth Mr H. E. H. James, Director of Education; Alderman J. H. Bishop, Councillors Isaiah Reynolds, George Merchant Phillips, George Herbert Llewellin, W. G. Rowlands, Rev. J. Hen.son (Headmaster Haverfordwest Grammar School), the Staffs at the County Council and Education Committee's Offices, Mr A. J. Wright, Manager of the London and Provincial Bank, etc. It was the desire of the family that no flowers should be sent, but there was a large number of floral tributes notwithstanding. The interment took place at the Meclipelah Cemetery, the service in the chapel and at the graveside being conducted by the Rev. E. Nicholson Jones.
"RECOLLECTIONS OF OLD TENBY" is an in- teresting collection of views of Tenby as it appeared in the latter part of the 18th century, with descriptive letterpress. Every visitor ought to obtain a copy. Price one shilling, from the local newsagents or the Obseiver Office.
THE POET'S CORNER. THE CARPENTER AND HIS BAG OF TOOLS. Ur and down through the great round world, You might search for a whole life long, In cities, and towns, and villages, With their ever varying throng; Yet never find (and thank Heaven for this !) 'Mong the greatest of knaves or fools, Such a Carpenter as the one that I sing, Or so magic a bag of tools. Why, some of them have hardly a shape, And yet they are worthy of mention, For he made them of nothing—nothing at all; They are things of his own invention. But others are goodly to look upon, 'I Set with gold in the handles And the work these do for the Carpenter Is that of the Goths and Vandals. And some are sharp as a razor blade, And some are blunt as a hammer; And some are as hard to understand As a page of German grammar. Others are made of metal so base, (Unlit for all working rules) That only a Carpenter of sorts Would stoop to handle such tools. He picks from here, and he chooses there, With a rare discrimination The worst of tools for his toil sometimes Are the best in all creation. Even the broken and rustv ones That haven't so much as a name, Are set to work with a skill so great, That they get there" all the same. But we learn that the bag of tools is now Not so wholly satisfactory; And the folks for whom the work is done, Are growing a bit refractory. So then, if this be really the case, Why should we sit and stare, While the Carpenter with his bag of tools Is getting in everywhere ? As this is a country nick-named free, And we're not all knaves and fools, Is there never a choice of Carpenters? Is there only one bag of tools? IN-THE-KNOW. Tenby, November 1st, 1910.
TENBY GOLF CLUB. To the Editor of the Tenby Observer. SIR,-In his report of the recent annual Golf Meeting to-day your contemporary has omitted an important part of the proceedings. I observed in the course of my remarks that the Secretarv had refused to allow me to inspect the accounts of the Club. Mr Brown admitted my assertion, saying that I had chivied him about demanding to see the accounts, but that as I bad not stated whv I wished to see them he had refused permission. Now, as I stated at the meeting the Secretary is but the mouthpiece of the Committee, and the Committee the mouthpiece of the Club, so that it seems to me that not only should a member of the Club be allowed to inspect the accounts, but every facility should be given to explain the items. If explanation is withheld and secrecy resorted to, people might suspect that there is something which will not bear the light, and this is not in the best interests or the Club. Again, in the past year's account there was an item of over JE19 put down as sundries," and when I asked for details, the Secretary began by saying that it partly referred to "stamps." I then suggested that this seemed to be already dealt with under the heading printing, stationery, etc. but I was forthwith told that I was" quib- bliug." Mr Brown continued to say that "sun- dries" referred to "charwoman" among other things, but the explanation was very unsatisfactory, and I naturally voted against the accounts being passed, for I do not approve of things being done in a hole-and-corner way with regard to public accounts. That I was not supported by the mem- bers generally is, I suppose, due to cliqueism or apathy.—Yours faithfully, HERBERT J. ALLEN. 10, The Norton, 2nd November, 1910.
A MILFORD CHILD'S DEATH. The death of a boy, George Henrv Baldwin, aged nine, living with his grandparents at Mil- ford, was the subject of a coroner's inquest at Haverfordwest last Friday. George Chown, St. 'Peter's Road, Milford Haven, port missioner for Deep Sea Fishermen, said he was advised to allow the child to under. go an operation in the County Infirmary. He was told that there was not the least danger, and now felt the position very keenly because he had taken the responsibility upon himself and had not consulted the boy's parents. Dr. Mills said that the deceased was suffering from adenoids, causing deafness. Chloroform was administered as an anassthetic, and wit- ness performed the operation successfully, and the patient was recovering when the heart failed. On making a post mortem examina- tion he found that death was due to status lymphaticus, which meant that a gland at the back of the heart had not disappeared when deceased grew from infancy as it should have done. The Coroner remarked that medical science had not yet been able to diagnose this disease, and that everything was done to preserve the child's life. The jury returned a verdict of "Death from an anaesthetic, in consequence of a defective heart."
TWO WELSH BYE-ELECTIONS? In well-informed circles at Llauelly it is stated that Judge Bishop intends resigning'his position as County Court Judge tor West Wales next month. For the last few months Mr E. Milner Jones has been acting in the capacity of deputy- judge owing to his Honour's indisposition. Judge Bishop has recovered from the attack that over. took him at the Neath County Court, but it is believed that he is not disposed to take up County Court work again. Speculation is already rife as to who will be his successor, and the name of Mr J. Lloyd Morgan (Recorder of Swansea) is being mentioned, in addition to that of Mr Milner Jones, who is now discharging the duties. Mr W. Llewellyn Williams, M.P., is being mentioned for the Recordership of Swansea in the event of Mr Lloyd Morgan becoming County Court Judge. A bye-election would then take place in the Car- marthen Boroughs, and there would also, of course, be a bye-election in West Carmarthen.
STEPS TAKEN IN PEMBROKESHIRE. Mr S. B. Sketch presided at a meeting of the Pembrokeshire Education Committee at Haver- fordwest last Friday, when reference was made to the allegation concerning the schools and diphthe- ria made at the laat meeting of the Haverfordwest Rural Council. Dr. Evans, County Medical Officer of Health, said the Haverfordwest Cor- poration were making every effort to cope with the disease, and were now doing very good work. They had also petitioned the County Council for an isolation hospital. The Education Committee had decided that the schools should be scrubbed every month, and not every quarter, as formerly. The Rev. Henry Evans denied that the District Council had held up the Education Committee to ridicule. The District Council merely wanted to prevent these outbreaks. The matter dropped.
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