PEXAIILH LOCAL BOAED ELECTION. INTERVIEWS WITH CANDIDATES. Our Penarth representative has waited on the candidates for the Local Board to ascertain their views on some of the questions which exercise the minds of the ratepayers. MP. DATID MOEGAX (CHAIRMAN). The STAK" representative liivt sought an inter- view with Mr. Morgan, the retiring chairman of the board. who seeks re-election. Our representa- tive introduced himself to the chairman, and asked what were the gentleman's views in refer- ence to the election. Oh." was the reply, with a genial touch of the Welsh accent. •• I believe the, old members are sate enough, and will be returned. They have done yeoman service to the town. and the rate- payers will not be slow to shew their appreciation. The other two gentlemen will. undoubtedly, show a bold front, but they will not be able to secure a seat." •• That may be so." said our reporter with a smile. but will not this cry of spending the rate- payer's money in Cardiff make the old members unpopular." Oh. dear no. The committee did the same with the ratepayers' money as they would have done with their own. They could not obtain the things they required at Penarth. so naturally went to Cardiff. I am in favour of spending all the money in Penarth. provided we can get the goods at the same price as at Cardiff." •• Do you contemplate making any improvements in the town, Mr. Morgan '• We have no need to: the old board has carved out all necessary schemes for improving the town at present.' Penarth is one of the healthiest places in the kingdom its sanitary condition is almost perfect, and the death-rate is very low indeed." Will you take any steps towards erecting a pier was the next question. That will soon fall into the hands of the ground landlord, and he will undoubtedly do something in the matter." What about che adoption of the Free Libraries' Act Would you support or oppose it," asked the inquisitive N:nr man. •• I would support ie. A rate of about a half- penny in the £ would, in my opinion, be sufficient to maintain it. Then. I am in favour of having a large public hall. and. if I am not mistaken, this matter will soon be taken up by a private company." •• Would it not be possible to establish an inter- mediate school in the town. Mr. Morgan I think so. Personally I would support its establishment. and I think the board generally would do the same. Lord Windsor has offered as much land as would be required, and I don't see why we should not take steps in that direction." •• What is your opinion of the question of Feder- ated Local Boards.' •• As you know, we are at present seriously handi- capped. and we can do hardly anything without the usual red-tapeism of the Local Government Board. Establish District Councils. I say. and strengthen the hands of Local Boards. But bear in mind that I am not fighting this battle on political grounds-" Observing that the retiring chairman was warm- ing to the subject, c a/ese:itatve asked his opinion on further private improvements, and Mr. Morgan remarked :— I am sure Lord Windsor, who has a strong ob- jection to dirty roads, will support us in having nice roads and better walks in Lhe district. Then the scavenging question. I am heartily glad that the Barry Board has taken the step they have in this matter." If I remember rightly. Mr. Morgan, you ad- vocated some scheme regarding the scavenging system a week or two ago •• Yes." was the reply. The board agreed to my proposition to convey the scavenging deposits to the quarries which could be divided into allot- ments. This would mean a saving of t: 200 to the ratepayers." The next victim of our reporter's aggressive anxiety for the public welfare was ME. W. B. SHEPHERD Who has been a member for six years, and has reluctantly consented to stand again at the urgent witdi of his many friends. Mr. Shepherd is known to be a Liberal, anu as such welcomes the appear- ance of the Shu-. The election will not. however, be fought on party lines. Don't you think, Mr. Shepherd." asked Tit" Star man. "that public money should be spent in Penarth. and not in Cardiff Certainly, if possible. But there are cases were it would be unwise to do so. For instance. Clee Hill stone is far better than our local stone. I also thoroughly endorse the action of the board in the matter of getting office furniture from a Cardiff firm, though I wasn't present when the board determined to do so. We couldn't get it at Penarth. and the cry is simply an old election dodge." What is your opinon of the proposed Federa- tion of Local Boards "I fully approve of that principle." v. v, th? reply. "District councils should be f which each Local Board should have one or two representatives. Then there are the Licensing Laws." suggested our representative, I- have you thought of that matter •• Yes." was the reply. I believe the Local Boards should have a voice in the control of the police, and that they should be consulted with reference to the granting of licences, and especially of their renewal. There are other things which we. as representatives of the ratepayers, should have a voice in. Just now our hands are tied, and we can do nothing but carry out the bye-laws." •• Would you. Mr. Shepherd, if elected, support a motion for the establishment of a Free Library at Penarth •• I would with all my heart. I believe the Barry and Cadoxton Local Board have done well in taking steps towards adopting the Acts." Continuing, Mr. Shepherd said, He would oppose the construction of a pier, as he had opposed the public baths. He wished to make known that the ground landlord after laying down every foot of sewer, handed it -ever to the Local Board to the great benefit of the ratepayers." Our reporter then tackled MR. THOMAS LEWIS on the street. He handed him his card. and awaited results. nth 7!"c/.V* Sttir said the recipient. "Splended paper Healthy views Put my name down as a subscriber." The reporter inwardly chuckled at this reception, thanked the amiable gentleman for his compli- ments. and asked if Mr. Lewis was a candidate for the Local Board Election. Several ratepayers have earnos^y begged of me to stand," replied he, but I have not issued an address. I am not going to canvass but if I am elected. I shall do my best to serve the ratepayers." What is your opinion of the Penarth Local Board as at present constituted. Mr. Lewis I think that a public body like that ought to be made up of independent men—perfectly inde- pendent representatives of the ratepayers, and not representatives of the ground landlord, who would naturally favour their interests." "Are you satisfied with the work they have done was the next query. How can I be he asked indignantly. when the rates of a new town like this amount to 2s. in the C- It is perfectly unbearable, and the require- ments of the town could be very well met with a shilling rate." If elected. Mr. Lewis, what policy would you take regarding the expenditure of the public money •• I would spend every farthing in the town. I have lived in Penarth for six years, and during all that time every shilling I have spent, went for the benefit of my fellow townsmen. Yes. sir. every penny piece should be spent in Penarth if possible. Would you support or oppose the erection of a pier I would support it, but at the same time it should not be maintianed by the rat es. As an ornament and a place of recreation, it would en- hance the value of Penarth as a watering place, and thus indirectly benefit the landowners. They ought to erect it." Are you in favour of having a public library for Penarth ?" asked our reporter. •• Yes." replied Mr. Lewis. It is greatly needed. In fact it is one of the chief things we require at present. It would keep our young men from spending their money and time at Cardiff. and it would prove an inducement to draw the people from the public houses." Well, what amount of rate do you think would suffice to maintain a really good free library;" The whole cost would not be much and all the requirements could easily be met by a penny rate Mr. Lewis having to hurry off to catch a train, the interview concluded. MR. WM. J. COLE. Our representative also called at the Pilot Hotel. Penarth. the residence of Mr. Win. John Cole. and he writes as follows :— I called upon the above candidate at his re- sidence. and found him reluctant to give his views on the objects which the Penarth voters seem to have most at heart. Mr. Cole. unlike most publicans, is not very talkative, but received me cordiailv when I told him I was a ,'ita./ man. 0;. What are your views in regard to the present constitution of the board Mr. Cole," I asked. ■•Well.' he replied smilingly. "I do not think they are acting properly as a body, I have nothing against them, but at the same time I disapprove of the step they took to buy their goods at Cardiff." •• Would you, then suggest any improvements in." But before I could get any further. Mr. Cole re- ferred me to his agent. Mr. Briellatt. and said. I am not going to promise anything. I find that those who promise at election times do least when in office. This gentleman is my agent, he will give you all the information you require." Mr. Briellatt then brusquely intimated that he required no advertising. He had already done so in a local paper and in the Cardiff dailies, and. in his opinion, that would be sufficient. •• But. my dear sir." I added." I have not yet asked you to advertise. I came here to get infor- mation. not orders. Barry papers will do us no good was his reply. I do not represent a Barry paper but a district paper." I remarked. Mr. Briellatt then went on to give his opinions of a Barry contemporary, which for many reasons I would refrain from publishing. After some further conversation. I gathered from Mr. Briellatt that it was inexpedient to give publicity to Mr. Coles views on local subject, and after a futile attempt at interviewing a would-be Local Board member I shook the dust from my feet and de- parted, having heard more about Conservatism and general politics than about local affairs.
PENARTH LOCAL BOARD. MEETING OF THE PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE. UNFOUNDED ACCUSATIONS AGAINST THE SURVEYOR. On Tuesday evening last a meeting of the Public Works Committee of the Penarth Local Board was held at the Board's Offices, when there were present. Messrs. W. B. Bevan (in the chair). W. B. Shepherd, D. Morgan, C. Pile. D. Cornwall, and J. Court (Surveyor). THE SURVEYOR'S REPORT. Mr. James Court, the surveyor of the board. reported that he had received a letter from Mr. J. Pickford to the effect that he would let the stables, now in the hands of the board, to that body at a weekly rental of Is. per week. subject to the receipt of a week's notice at the expiration of the tenancy.. Mr. Morgan moved that the committee should accept Mr. Pickford's offer, and comply with the conditions of the letter. • ''hepherd seconded, and it was agreed to. THE STATION APPROACH. The Surveyor read a letter from Mr. H. 0. Fisher, of the Taff Yale Railway Company, asking the Board to take over that portion of the road approaching the Penarth station, leading from Westbourne-road over the bridge to the Cardiff side of the station after the same had been pro- perly metalled and channelled to the satisfaction of the board's surveyor. Mr. Shepherd thought it was a private spot which ought to be kept by the railway authorities. It was worth a lot to the company, but nothing to the board. The Chairman pointed out that the Great Western Company, in Cardiff were the proprietors of the road leading to their station, and that they z, could stop any carriage or cab (not their own) from coming there. The Taff Vale Company, if the board refused their offer, could exercise the same monopoly at Penarth. Mr. Morgan We must take care not to take it over until the place is put in proper order. Mr. Cornwell advanced as his opinion that it T 11 be too large an area for the board to "_e M Pile. however, thought it was a place of utility, and ought to be taken over, as it was the only public access to Cardiff by rail. Mr. Cornwell We shall be obliged to keep the place in good order, and yet shall derive no benefit therefrom in the shape of rates, for there are no houses abutting which can be assessed. Unless we can obtain some revenue for the maintenance of the road. why should we incur the expense of keeping it in order Mr. Morgan said they should bear in mind that the Taff Vale Company were very heavy rate- payers. Mr. Pile pointed out that the board had already taken footpaths over which were certainly less remunerative than the Station approach would be, and he would certainly support a motion for taking- it over. The Chairman asked if both sides had been paved. The Surveyor replied in the affirmative. The Chairman If we take it over we shall have perfect control over all vehicles staying there, which we have not at present. The company can even license their own vehicles the same as the Great Western Company at Cardiff do. We must also look upon the Taff Vale Company as owners of land. and as long as they carry out their own private improvements we cannot treat them but as other owners. I would certainly advise the Board to take over the station approach when the com- pany has conformed with our requirements. My. Cornwall The place -is not drained. If houses lie there how can they be drained Mr. Shepherd said that Station-road had been drained, and houses abutting the approach could be drained with the same sewer. But at the same time he thought it would be best to see the Clerk before taking further steps. The Chairman said it was hinted some time ago in the Cabs' Committee that it was a very likely thing that the Taff Yale Company would take upon themselves the power to license their own vehicles. Mr. Cornwall asked if the pavement in front of the station would be taken over also. The Chairman thought it would. Mr. Shepherd again suggested that the matter be left in abeyance until the clerk could be con- sulted. Mr. Cornwell thought it would be well if some member of the committee could inspect the spot. And after a little further discussion, Mr. Shep- herd's suggestion was agreed to. UNFAIR ACCUSATIONS AGAINST THE SURVEYOR.— STRONG REMARKS BY THE MEMBERS. The Surveyor handed a letter to the Chairman, sent by Mr. H. Huntley, which was to the effect that Hill-street was in a disgraceful condition, and had not been cleaned for at least six months. There was in wet weather a large accumulation of mud and dirt. and asking why the matter was not at- tended to. In reply to the Chairman, the Surveyor said that he had visited the spot and found that the allega- tions contained in the letter were entirely un- founded. The place wfis quite clean, and in fact was cleaned every day. and so was the lane at the back of the houses. The slope of the road in ques- tion was also sufficiently steep that no dirt could accumulate. Mr. Pile I know the street well. I pass it al- most every day, and I never saw it in a filthy state. Mr. Shepherd confirmed the statements of the Surveyor and Mr.. Pile. Mr. Cornwall This is nothing more or less than a dastardly attempt to accuse the surveyor of neglecting his duty. The letter must be taken notice of. and I think our surveyor should be cleared out of a charge like this. The Chairman concurred, and it was agreed that the clerk should be requested to write a letter to that effect to 3Ir. Huntley. AX ACCIDENT IN HICKMAN ROAD. The Surveyor reported that a pony and trap while passing over a sewer in Hickman-road met with an accident owing to the sewer giving way. The road was slightly damaged at the time. but he had since y z7, set the matter right, and it was now quite safe. APPLICATION FOR MANURE. A letter was read from Mr. C. F. Graig, the sec- retary of the West Cottages Garden Allotment Association,making application that the scavenging of West Cottages should be used as manure by the above association. On the motion of Mr. Morgan the matter was re- ferred to the scavenging committee. ROAD IMPROVEMENTS. The Surveyor reported that he was making pre- parations, in accordance with the Board's resolution, to carry on the improvements in Cogan Hill. IMPROVEMENTS. Mr. Morgan proposed that the surveyor prepare plans for the widening and improving the road from Cogan Station to the old Police Station. Mr. Shepherd seconded the motion, which was agreed to. TENDERS. Tenders were opened for a new cart. Three ten- ders were submitted as follows lVIr. Kna nmall Cl9 0 0 Mr. Allen XIS 10 0 Mr. T. Thomas C13 10 0 The latter was accepted, subject to the approval of the Board. The clerk was instructed to invite tenders for road material, repair of highways, coal, etc. FINANCE COMMITTEE. A finance committee was held on Wednesday evening, but with the exception of the passing- of a few bills, no business of public interest was transacted.
PENARTH NOTES. BY CRITICUS. The Local Board Election has. for some days, been the chief topic of conversation. Five candi- dates are in the field, of whom four have already issued their addresses, and Mr. Thomas Lewis, who has not yet done so will do well to reconsider his original decision not to canvass. The contest will be hot: in fact it is daily growing warmer. At midnight on Tuesday I noticed billposters placard- ing the different hoardings with many-coloured election bills, and the candidates who condescends to post his bills at dead of night instead of honestly coming forward to do the same in daylight needs at least courage if not discretion. "J'.L, One of the candidates is a publican, and sorry am I to find a Penarth scribbler who poses as a strong' teetotaler" supporting a man who. what- ever his abilities may be. will always naturally oppose any temperance movement. Where does this temperance advocate's consistency appear He has evidently lulled his conscience to sleep, for of the publican he writes. I know him well, and I can recommend him. Vote for Cole." The Public Works Committee did well to exonerate the surveyor from all blame on Tuesday evening last, when an attempt was made to charge that official with gross neglect of duty by Mr. H. Huntley. The writer of the letter complained that a certain road named Hill-street was in a dis- graceful state, and that the accumulation of filth thereat would, when the hot weather set in. invite fevers. L\:c.. to the locality. We have it, on the evidence of the surveyor himself, supported by two or three reliable witnesses, that the road is regu- larly cleaned and swept. The action of Mr. Huntley. unless he has further proofs than appeared in his letter, must be regarded as un- worthy and ungentlemanly. The Penarth Local Board have acquired a name for foresight, and many of their actions are, no doubt, commendable yet I cannot see why the reporters should be placed in a remote corner of the room, where they have to lay their books on a narrow and utterly useless table, often with their backs to the members and the light. The Barry and Cadoxton Local Board have the politeness to invite the representatives of the press to sit at the same table as themselves, and sit face to face with the members yet. although the room and the table where the Penarth Board sits afford ample room. the reporters have to contend with difficul- ties which could easily be avoided were the board to act properly. In fairness to the press, the public, and themselves. I sincerely hope the board will give due consideration to this matter. Penarth. as a seaside resort to the hard worked Cardiff public, is well known and much patronized. I am glad to see that this season greater care is taken to avoid accidents and unpleasantness. Pony r'ding and donkey riding has begun in earnest as [180 will boating in due time. It behoves the authorities in the face of the many accidents which have taken place in the past, to take all possible precautions for avoiding a recurrence of the same, and no doubt the steps which are being taken to this end will be only appreciated both by those who patronize the town and the general inhabitants. The train arrangements between Penarth and Cadoxton are at present, to say the least, inade- quate, what with only four trains a day on week days, ane on Sunday the inconvenience of pas- sengers is great. The Taff Vale Company would do well to take steps towards removing the existing difficulties. Later trains to the Barry district both on week days and Sundays are de- sirable. and I have no doubt that if such were run many who now travel to Cogan and walk to Penarth would take advadtage of them.
ANNUAL TEA MEETING AND ENTERTAINMENT AT PENARTH. The annual tea meeting in connection with Bethel Independent Church, Penarth, was held on Good Friday last. Tea was laid on the tables at three o'clock, and the ladies had a busy time, while serving the large number who patronized the well laid and beautifully decorated tables, until nearly half-past six. The following ladies very kindly presided at the tables, namely:—The Rev. Mrs. Williams, Tregwynedd Mrs. Roberts. Tregolwyn Mrs." Phillips, Liberal Institute Mrs. Francis, Hermon Villa: Mrs. Davies. High- street and Mrs. Jones. James-street, who. also were ably assisted by a number of young ladies and gentlemen, amongst whom we must not forget the names of Mrs. Williams, Belle Vue-terrace, and Miss Francis and Miss Richards for their kind and ready assistance. It is estimated the upwards of 300 partook of the tea. At seven o'clock, when the tables were cleared and the cloth removed a miscellaneous entertainment was given at the chapel: the chair being occupied by the Rev. W. G. Williams (pastor).
OGMORE AND GARW LOCAL BOARD ELECTION. —Messrs. J. Blandy Jenkins and J. Owen, the two old members have been returned unopposed for the Ogmore Ward. Therefore there will be no contest in this ward this year. THE VACANCY ON THE LLANGEINOR SCHOOL BOARD.—In deference to the wish of the working men of the place the Llangeinor School Board have appointed Mr. John Bennett, overman, Tynewydd, to fill the vacant seat on the board caused by the resigna- tion of Mr. Thomas W. Job, who has accepted an appointment under the board. V. jf A **•«• » A. «
CADOXTON POLICE COURT. Thursday, 26th ult., before Major-General H. II. Lee (in the chair) and Mr. Valentine Trayes. THE THREE BELLS INN,—On the application of Mr. J. H. Jones, solicitor, Cardiff, a protection order was granted by the bench in reference to the proposed transfer of the license of the Three Bells Inn, Cadoxton village from, William Kinncrsley. to Thomas Robert Harvey. The order will take effect in a month's time, when the tenancy will be given up by the present landlord, POLICE-SERGEANT TOWNSEND. — This police officer, who comes to the Barry district from Merthyr, conducted the police duties in court for the first time. He succeeds the late Sergeant Gill. IMPURE WELL?.—Mr. J. Arthur Hughes, clerk to the Barry and Cadoxton Local Band, applied to the bench for summonses to close five contaminated wells in the Barry district. The Bench acceded to the application. WAGES CASE.—George Hockley was summoned by Michael Thorne, for balance of wages due. Mr. George David, Cardiff, who defended, informed the bench that the plaintiff absconded with defendant's wife. and since then the defendant had filed his petition in bankruptcy.—The magistrates ordered the applicant to lay his claim before the Official Receiver. DRUNKENNESS CASES.—Hannah Lloyd, married, was fined 2s. 6d. for being drunk and disorderly in Main-street, Cadoxton, on the 9th inst. For similar offences the following defendants were fined :-Charles Morris, mason, Cardiff, 2s. 6d. William Ball, labourer, 5s. Margaret Donovan, 2s. 6d. The cases were proved by Police-constables Stephen, Davies. Bolton, and W. Sololnon. John McDuff, labourer, Cadoxton. did not appear on a charge of being drunk, and a warrant was issued for his apprhension. NEGLECTING TO MAINTAIN PARENTS. — Mr. Prichard, relieving officer to the Cardiff Union, charged JohnRees, ifrst-class channel pilot. Grange- town, Cardiff, with disobeying an order for the payment of 5s. per week towards the maintenance of his father who live at Lavernock. The Bench sentenced him to a month's hard labour in the event of the full amount ( C 5 10s. Od.) and costs not being paid.-A similar charge was brought against John Williams, a farm labourer in the employ of Mr. Lougher, Llancarfan. Defendent handed in papers to show that he had been very materially assisting his father. Mr. Edwards, relieving officer, Cadoxton, said the father had told him differently. Defendant was ordered to pay a shilling per week. A STRAY HORSE.—Sidney Meaker, builder, Barry, was fined 5s. and costs for allowing his horse to stray in the highway on the 30th February. Sergeant Evans and Police-constable H undent. who gave evidence, stated that the horse was con- tinually straying and appeared to be half starved. z, ALLEGED SHEBEENING.—Annie James, a well- known local character, residing at Holm-street, Cadoxton. was charged with selling beer without a license on Sunday, February 22. Defendant who assumed an attitude of righteous indignation, stoutly denied the charge. A.P.S. Gammon said he and other constables watched the defen- dant's house from 9.30 till 11.15 a.m., and saw a number of men and women leave the house. The case was adjourned for a fortnight. NON-PAYMENT OF RATES—Mr. David Howells, assistant overseer. Merthyrdovan parish, charged John Logan, Cardiff, for arrears of poor rate amounting to £1 12s. 7|d. Order for payment was made.—An order for payment of C8 9s. 3d. against John Sloper, Penarth, was also ordered to be made. THE ATTEMPTED BURGLARY AT BARRY.—George Jones, shoemaker, 116, Queen-street, B- \>-as charged on remand with attempting to burglariously enter the premises of Mr. A. W. Newman, jeweller. Island Road, Barry. The facts of the case appeared in the last issue of the South 117ilex Star. Ad- ditional evidence was given by Police-constable David Jones and Mr. Herbert Bishop, manager of the shop for Mr. Newman. The Bench fined prisoner 10s. and costs, or fourteen days' hard labour. DRUNK AND DISORDERLY.—The following three old offenders were fined for being drunk and disorderly at Harvey-street, Cadoxton, on March 23rd.—John Durge, 15s. and costs, or 21 days' hard labour: "Ginger" Burns, 10s. and costs, or 14 days' hard labour and Henry McCarmock, 5s. and costs. The cases were clearly proved by A.P.S. William Gammon and Police-constable John Phillips (157). OFF TO QUEENSLAND.— The magistrates' clerk filled up an emigration form on behalf of Thomas. Tudor, Hunter-street, Cadoxton, who intends emi- grating to Queensland, Australia.
BARRY LOCAL BOARD ELECTION PRIZES. The proprietors of THE SOUTH WALES STAR offer two prizes of 4 1 and 10s. respectively to the com- petitor who will give the name of the candidate who will head the poll in the coming local board elcetion, and the number of votes which such can- didate will receive Conditions :— 1. Every competitor must enclose three coupons cut from the different issues of THE SOUTH WALES STAR, which must be received at THE STAR Offices, Cadoxton, on or before Monday, April 6. 2. Competitors can only name one candidate. 3. Competitors must give their real names and addresses. 4. If none of the answers are correct, the prizes will be given to the competitors who have made the nearest answer. 5. In case of two or more being equal, the prizes will be divided between such. "» APRIL 3, 1891. I THE SOUTH WALES STAR. Coupon |
BARRY DOCK COAL AND COKE SHIPMENTS. The coal and coke shipments at Barry Dock for the six working days ending Wednesday amounted to 73,248 tons 3cwt. The following are particulars of daily shipments :— Coal. Coke. Tons cwt. Tons cwt. Thursday, March 26 8,874 0 UJ7 3 Friday „ 27 — — Saturday „ 28 10.973 0 284 2 Monday „ 30 18,271 2 — Tuesday „ 31 15.272 9 442 6 Wednesday, April I 18,553 4 394 17 71,943 15 1,298 8 Coke 1.293 8 73,248 3 BARRY DOCK WEEKLY SHIPPING REPORT. The following is the report of shipping arrived and sailed, and number and tonnage of vessels in the Barry Dock for the seven days ended Wednesday :— Steamers arrived 38 Tonnage. 38,501 Steamers sailed 31 Tonnage CO,167 Sailing vessels arrived 6 Tonnage 4,004 Sailing vessels sailed. 9 Tonnage 4,512 No. of Steamers in Dck. 30 Tonnage. 33,532 No. of Sailing Vessels „ 24 Tonnage. 26,334 Tot-1 54 Tonnage. 59,916 No. Of VeS. I-.St ) m nmn report Mar. 26 91 J 50 Ton™Se 53>21° Increase 4 Increase 6,706
FOOTBALL.—A match between the Cowbridge foot- ball team and the Llantwit team was played on the ground of the latter on Saturday last. The Cowbridge team was a very strong one. On the other hand, the home team was very weak, several of the selected men failing to turn up. Substitutes, however, were chosen on the ground. The Cowbridge boys had the best of the play all through the match, although the Llantwit men deserve credit for the stand they made with a very weak team. Result: Cowbridge, 1 goal 2 tries; Llantwit-Major, 1 minor. OGMORE ANGLING ASSOCIATION.—We should like to draw particular attention to the fact that the above association have the exclusive right of fishing in the River Ogmore, and that, therefore, all poachers will be prosecuted. See advt.
THE DEATH OF REV. THOMAS COLE, OF BRIDGEND. BCENE AT THE GRAVE. It is with unfeigned regret that we announce the death of the above highly respected and popular preacher, for 35 years the honoured pastor of Hope Chapel. Bridgend, which took place at his residence, Hope Villa, on Saturday last. Deceased had been in failing health for some time past. having had several severe attacks of illness. But latterly he seemed to have regained a little of his former health and vigour, and eager hopes were entertained that as the spring advanced, he would have regained somewhat his wonted health and strength. But on Wednesday week, while yet in bed, he was afflicted with a stroke of paralysis arising from hemorrhage of the brain. Until Friday he seemed to rally, and a recovery was confidently expected, but on Friday he had another attack of hemorrhage of the brain, which took way his consciousness. Grave fears were now entertained as to his recovery. And on Saturday morning he passed peacefully away, a painless and calm termination to a vigorous and zealous life. Dr. W. E. Thomas was devoted in his attendance, and did all that medical skill could suggest. Thomas Cole was a son of the late Mr. David Cole, of Landshipping, Pembrokeshire, and was born July 31st, 1825. He worked for some years as a miner in his native place. He was one of a few that narrowly escaped death by drowning, when the sea broke into the Garden Pit, Landshipping, when about 50 persons were drowned, including some relatives of the deceased. At 18 years ef age he removed to Merthyr. While there he first became a member of a Christian Church, joining the High Street Baptist Church, whose pastor was the Rev. Thpmas Davies (now Dr. Davies, Principal of Haverfordwest College), who took a very deep interest in his welfare, and who perceived that he had high qualifications for a zealous preacher of the word, and who therefore en- couraged him to prepare himself for the high office. Accordingly he relinquised his association, and at- tended a school kept by the Rev. T. Davies. He preached regularly every Sunday in the various chapels in the neighbourhood, his services being eagerly sought after, sometimes walking a distance of ten miles to conduct divine worship. About 27 years of age he entered Haverfordwest College, at the time when the Rev. David Davies, D.D., was the principal. He pl1 .d Lis college studies with unremitting zeal and marked success, notwith- standing the disadvantages of his early life, and was regarded with esteem and affection by his fellow-students. As is the custom at ministerial colleges, he ofttimes went on collecting tours, and on these occasions his genial, loving character, and his earnest fathful preaching won him a multitude of friends in all parts of the country, who have ever regarded him with tender affection, and to whom his death will be a painful shock. He never visited a place a second time without receiv- ing manifestations of cordial appreciation. Whilst engaged in one of these collecting tours he visited Bridgend, and the friends at Hope Chapel were so enamoured with the young preacher's abilities, that a very hearty and pressing invitation to be- come their pastor was conveyed to him. The late Mr. W..Lewis, formerly of Bridgend brewery, and the late Mr. Thomas Hughes, London-house. Bridg- end, were deacons of Hope Chapel at this period. After careful deliberation and consultation with experienced friends he accepted the invitation, and delivered his first sermon in January, 1856. The church at this time consisted of about 20 members, and there :unbrance of about £ 500 debt. Mr. Cole s( perceived that a heavy debt clogged the sp' ork of the church. He, therefore, with characteristic energy and self- denying labour, set himself the task of removing the burden. This being accomplished, his faithful labours had a wider scope and the Church soon grew-increasing numerically and financially. The Church now numbers over 100 members, with a Sunday School of nearly 300 scholars. But this does not give any adequate idea of the success of Mr. Cole's work. Large numbers who joined the Church are now engaged in various avocations at home and abroad, and many others whose memories are sacred and whose brows are now immortally wreathed were won for Christ" by his ministry. Language fails to describe his labours in the Church and in the town everything that tended to the uplifting of mankind received his powerful aid everything that breathed of philanthropy and loving kindness found in him a warm friend. He married in 1864 Elizabeth, daughter of the late Mr. Thomas Cooke, of Bridg- end. by whom he had five children, three sons and two daughters. Deceased was president of the Glamorgan and Carmarthen English Baptist Asso- ciation in 1863 and in 1881. and was immensely popular at all the meetings of the association. He was also vice-chairman of the Bridgend School Board, and took a very deep interest in its welfare. The last public work that he performed was to attend a meeting of the" School Board on Tuesday week. In the temperance cause he was an enthu- siastic worker, firmly believing, as an English prelate has recently affirinc f-h,.t.; intemperance was sapping and undermining the vitality of religion and the latent industry of the country." He lent the powerful influence of his voice and pen to stem the progress of this fearful tide of L desolation. He worked with remarkable energy, relf-sacrifice, and at the risk of obloquy in pro- moting temperance. He was a firm, uncompro- mising Liberal—a tower of strength to the party. The cause of peace, retrenchment, and reform." found in him an eloquent defender and a constant adherent, always ready to stand in the forefront of the battle, and to do yeoman service for his party. His wishes, often expressed, were abundantly gratified. He desired to die in harness," and that he should preach twice on the Sunday before he died. Last Sunday week he officiated twice. In the morning he preached from Job, chap. 42, and 5 and 6 verses, I have heard of Thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth Thee," Wherefore I abhor myself, and. repent in dust and ashes." In the evening he preached from the words, Hosanna to the son of David blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord Hosanna in the highest"—Mat! 21. 9. He has left a name in the town which will be honoured in the coming generations, and an example of truth and fidelity, perseverance, and energy which will not readily die. All who knew him will remember with life-long respect the earnest tones, the ex- pressive eye, the gesticulative action, the soul- thoroughness of the man who, after many years of labour in the vineyard of his Master, has departed to receive his well-earned reward, and toaddanother jewel to the mediatorial crown. His memory will long be cherished by all who knew him, and by all who admire manly piety, uprightness of conduct, zeal in good works, eloquence and earnestness in the pulpit. THE FUXERAL. Amid evident manifestations of affection and unrestrained grief the mortal remains of the late Rev. T. Cole were interred at Nolton Churchyard on Wednesday last. Previous to leaving the re- sidence of the deceased a shorb service was held. Rev. W. E. Winks. Cardiff, read the 11th chapter of Corinthians, the 5th verse. Rev. James Owen. Swansea, offered up,an earnest prayer. Owing to the large number of persons gathered outside, it was decided to conclude the service on the lawn in front of the house. The favourite hymn, Whiter than snow," was then sung. Rev. James Owen, president of the Baptist Union, and an old friend of the deceased, delivered an address. He said. "Dear Friends,—We are met this afternoon, to bury a very dear friend. We are met under the load of a great sorrow. Before going home he'had laid his anchor sure, and looked with perfect con- fidence, and no misgiving to death when it came. He live by the grace of God, it was woven into his character, and into a life bearing immortal fruit. He will be remembered to-day with love and affection. His manly character, his strength; of purpose, his fidelity to conscience, his loyalty to duty, his perseverence in well-doing, his cheerful devotion, his invariable kindness, his willingness to aid anything that tended to the uplifting of mankind, his cheerful character, his earnest consciousness, his trust in God never failed him it was the help of his youth, and the strength of his manhood. It is difficult to rcalise that we shall see his face no more that we shall hear his voice no more, so full of tenderness and love. He will be missed in the county he will be missed in the town which he tried to serve he will be missed in the church which he served with long devotion he will be missed most of all in. the family circle, amongst the loved ones at home. May God comfort them in this trouble. Our brother is gone. Death is beyond him. It is before every one of us. We rejoice around the open grave to-day. Jesus Christ has overcome the sharpness of death, and opened the kingdom of heaven to all believers. He conquered death and left death a servant, a prisoner, a gateway, an entrance to life immortal. Our brother is gone. but we shall meet him again. St. Paul, when he was despised, and under sentence of death, did not despair. Did he curse the day of his birthNay. he measured his opponents and said something that was not a guess. but well knowing the truth oi the words. We know that if the earthly house of this tabernacle be dissolved, we have a house not made with hands eternal in the Heavens." Absent from the body. present with the Lord. This, our dear brother is. He is absent from the Communion table, absent from the prayer meeting, absent from his home, but present with the Lord. Thomas Cole is not dead he is not in the coffin he is risen his body it a deserted house, a cast-off garment; the wearer is gone. Absent from the body, present with the Lord. May the Lord help us to meet him up yonder at home. We know not where Heaven is. But it is a place of peace, love, and joy. May we imitate our brother's piety, and through the same mercy we may reach the same Heaven, we may have the same Saviour to save us, and the same Heaven brought near to us. Thanks be to God which giveth us the victory through our Lord- Jesus Christ.' The Rev. J. P. Jones then engaged in prayer. The funeral procession was then formed. The coffin was made of polished elm. with brass fittings, and bore the following inscription :— THOMAS COLE, Born July 31st, 1825, Died March, 28th, 1891. The lid was covered with beautiful wreaths composed of rare and choice flowers, presented by relatives of the deceased, and by the following:- A. J. Williams. M. P., Colonel Turbervill. Miss Lewis, Miss James, Mrs. Phillips, Miss Powell, and many others. Among those present we noticed :— Itevs.^W E. A\ inks, Cardiff .Tames Ouvn, Swansea: Vv". J. Davies, Penarth J. It. Gwilyiu Jones —Morris: Oscar G wen G. James: T. Thompson: W. John, Bridgend Hugh Harris, Peimowl; G. Evam, It. Davies, l'ontv- cymor A. J. Williams, Esq., M.l'. Messrs. T. J. Hughes, T. G. Smith, W. J. Lewis, T. Y'orath, Swansea; 1). H.Ylovil, Buckley, M. Davies, L. Wallintrton, W. MeGaul, W Francis* T. Bevan T. Stockwuod, W. Powell, W. Hopkins, and inspector- Davies, forth. 1 At the grave the Rev. E. Winks conducted the service. Mr. Winks read a portion of scripture, after which the Rev. W. John delivered an address,. in which he paid a high tribute to Mr. Cole's public- and private work. Prayer having been offered by the Rev. W. E. Winks, the service was brought to a close by the singing of the beautiful old Welsh hymn, Bydd myrdd o ryfeddodau." Mr. W. J. Lewis, London House, superintended the arrange- ments, and the undertaker was Mr, Evan Morgan, Dunraven-place. ,f
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE, BARRY DOCK, ARRIVALS. March 25.—Clyde ss, 133, Liverpool, light. March 26.-El11ilie ss, 1099, Sharpness, light. lona." ss, 1347, Mount Stuart Dry Dock, light. March 27.—Racine, ss, light. ° March 28.—Balcarres Brook ss, 1306, Liverpool, lignt General Elliot ss, 880, Liverpool, light. Radnor ss. Vv alter Thomas ss, Albert. March 30.—Runo ss, 708, Dnnkerque, light Gemiri ss, 643, Portsmouth, light. Frederick Taylor 1799' Havre ballast. Lord Lytton, 1"264, Rio Janeira bal- last. Hercules ss, 742, Liverpool, light. Chester ss light. Hailing ss, 479, Rochester, light. Moldava, ss' 1477, London, light. Guiana rug, 18, Havre light' Lord Kinnaird, 844. Windsor Slipway, ballast'. Citw of Truro ss, 1340, Belfast, light, Cornubia ss, 1116 Sugo, light. 9 March 31.—North Devon ss, 446, Havre. light. San Georgio ss, 1861, Genoa, light. Trowel lard ss, Rotter- dam, light. Ascupart ss, Rouen, light. Eaole s« Swansea, light. ° ^Pril 1-—Gwalia ss, light. Alpha ss, 55, Highbridge. llgut. April 2.—Indrani ss, 2,337, Havre, light. SAILINGS. „ March 26.—Bwlifa ss, Havre. Clyde ss Belfast Eureka ss, Lisbon. :1" March 27,-Ibis ss Malta Caesar ss, Marseilles. JNora ss Constantinople. Sophie Rickmers ss Singa- pore John Bright ss, Genoa. Everilda ss, Constan- tinople. March 30. Privateer, Buenos Ayres. Ameer, Caw Town. Ernest ss Wilhelmshaven. Racine ss Boi- (le^1X' "oi eivr ltcuet- Maitland, Santos. Mai-cn 31. Hailing ss, London. Activity ss, Bayonne. Orient, Buenos Ayres. Balestrino, Genoa, Sestri Pernambuco. Meath ss, River Plate. Primro- 8S, Bremerhaven. April I.-North Devon ss, 446. Havre, coal Africa ss, 1,378, Singapore, coal. Iona ss, 1,347, Singapore coal. Balcarres Brook ss, 1,306, Genoa, coal Cook- ham ss, 1,010, London, coal. April 2.—Inchgarrie ss, 1,706, Genoa, coal. Allanhy ss. 818, Bordeaux, coal. Chester ss, 673 Rouen cm' Alpha ss, 55, Bridgwater, coal. PENARTH. ARRIVALS. March 28.—Lisbonense ss, Liverpool, light. Millicent ss, light, Mersey, Dublin, light. Wyndcliife ss X-icliol son, Havre. Mersey ss, Elton, Liverpool. Marcn 30. Sandsend ss, Le Brun, London Pion^pr Port Louis. -rioa-ei, March 3I.-Lisbonensc ss, Thomas, Hamburg. SAILINGS. March 26.-8pero ss, Digman, Havre. March 27.—Therese Heymann, Marseilles. Telesto ss, Barcelona. March 28.-Lady Havelock ss, St. Malo licrht March 29-Primrose ss, Bouen, light. Blair Drum- mond, Dublin. ballast. March SO.-Free Lance ss, Dunkerque, straw. Sand- send ss, London, lignt. Britannia ss, London Ikdii March 31. Melrose Abbey ss, Cardiff, light. Morgan Richarus ss, Havre, light. Garnock ss, Plymouth hgat. ulcan ss, Porthgain, broken stone. PORTHCAWL. ARRIVALS. A pril I.-Susan Elizabeth, St. Ives, ballast. Star Sciily, oallast. Camsew ss, Hayle, light. Galgorm Castle ss, \Y aterford. SAILIXGS. March 31.—Venus, Falmouth, 250 coal. R. G. D., St. Ives, 115 coal. Star, St. Agnes, 88 coal. Supply, Bannow, 70 coal. Dashwo*,I, Pei-izaiiec, 190 coal. Mary Ellen, Bannow, 110 coal. Victory, Clovelly, 37 coal Johann Daniel, Baltic, 500 coal. April I.-Chyandour, St. Ives, 118 coal. Thomas Aberayron, 40 coal. Martha Jane, Aberayron 60 coal. Camsew ss, Hayle, 400 coal. Galgorm Castle ss, Water- ford, 180 coal. Printed and Published for the Proprietors by W. LLEWELLYN WILLIAMS, at the Star Printing Works, Yere Street, Cadoxton-juxta-Barry, in the County of Glamorgan, April 3rd, 1891.