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LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. J;

LLANTWIT-MAJOR SCHOOL BOARD.

LLANTvVIT-MAJOU NOTES,

THE LOCAL BOARD ELECTION PRIZES.

PENARTH NOTES.

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PENARTH NOTES. By CUITICCS. It is not often that shorthand is taught gratis. Yet I am glad to see that a class of about 70 pupils is being taught the winged art," at Cogan. by 1 9 the Rev. Geo. Hargreaves. whose indefatigable efforts with the Cardiff Shorthand Association introduced to the Principality an army of rapid and clever penwielders, some of which ranked high as good writers for the press. I am sure the rev. gentlemen who conducts the class single- handed, deserves the esteem of all. I wish him every success, and. hope that every young man (and woman) who intend emerging into the com- mercial or literary world will take advantage of the great boon offered them. Penarth is known to be the stronghold of Toryism in the South Glamorgan Parliamentary Division. The opening of the Conservative year is to be heralded with a dance The leading Primrose dames will be there, among whom we notice the name of Lady Morgan, the better half of the kind, genial, but greatly misled Jubilee Knight. No doubt the dance which takes place on Friday next will be the rendezvous of the chief Unionists (bah) of the constituency. Grand eloquent speeches and flattering remarks will evidently be the order of the night, and the Conservative organs will talk of a grand display and extraordinary prospects, but the whole will only be a bubble which is bound to burst. Dance on, sweet maids dance on. fair dames enjoy yourselves, for you will gain nothing more. While the Tories are preparing for battle, the Liberals at Penarth seem lethargic and drowsy. No attempt whatever is made towards organising or strengthening the party. A large number of ardent Liberals reside in our midst, but with the exception of a few billiard players and loungers at the Liberal Institute, they are never to be seen. Why this neglect.' Of all places in the consti- tuency none requires a more earnest and skilful drilling than Penarth. Yet to all appearances the party leaders are asleep, the Liberal Institute is nothing more than a social club, and the general condition of the party, weak here at its best, is disgracefully out of gear. I hear on reliable authority, than Major Evan Rowland Jones, the present United Slates Consul for Wales, and who resides at Penarth, is to be- come a candidate for parliamentary honours at the next general election. Although it is not gener- ally known what constituency will have the honour to return him. I may say that it is not the Merthyr Boroughs, as we were told some time ago. Major Jones possesses great oratorical power of a per- suasive kind, has a happy knack of making himself generally liked, and will not only wrest a Tory seat at the next election, but will be in a fair way of becoming the leader of the Welsh National party in Parliament. He has already done good work for Wales in Cardiff and the Rhondda Valley, holds a high position in the Society for the Utilization of the Welsh Language, sits on the Council of Governors of the Cardiff University College, and has presided over the Cardiff Cymrodorion. the most powerful society of its kind in Wales, for the last seven years. The new offices of the Penarth Local Board will be completed in a few days, and they are greatly needed, for the present rooms are very inadequate for the requirements of the Board. Acting on a suggestion I made last week, member Morris moved that the reporters should sit face to face with the members, but although a strenuous effort was made to find room for them, only two out of the three present were enabled to seat themselves at the table. Arrangements have been made at the new building for press accommodation. which I am sure will be duly appreciated, I thank Mr. Morris for what he has done. and I have no doubt that his kind motion will be borne in mind by others.

IN AND AROUND BARRY,

GRAND CONCERT AT CADOX-I TON.

BARRY 4ND CADOXTON LOCAL BOARD…

PENARTH LOCAL BOARD ELECTION.

jSHIPPING INTELLIGENCE.

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