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SEAMEN'S WAGES QUESTION.

!TEMPERANCE WORK AT ! CADOXTON.

ANOTHER SAD DROWNING FATALITY.

THE BARRY DOCK PUBLIC-HALL…

OUR SEAMEN'S GRIEVANCES

SAD PENARTH!

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SAD PENARTH! The Man about Town of the Echo evidently did not get such a good reception at Penarth as he did at Barry the other day. This is what he says of it :—Sad Penarth Whenever we feel chastened and the hand of affliction is sore upon us we fly to thee for the austere serenity and the stillness of refined gloom which cling around thy shores Thine esplanade, bare of seats, star in t: with a stony glare the burning sun thy sea that scorns the shore and lies afar off amongst the shingles, as if ashamed thy cliffs approached by muddy in- clines in which the feet disappear and become but a memory-these are thy sole possessions and thy sole amusements Of late there have been stirrings of heart, and sundry people have said amongst each other that they would like to see the place livened up. Amongst other plans for imparting cheerfulness to Penarth was the erec- tion of a temporary theatre. I do not know that Irving would have visited it—partly because, as a matter of fact, his autumn engagements are actually completed-but it would still have been a Theatre, a place of amusement which would have for a time distracted one's mind from thoughts of suicide. Plans were submitted to the very wise and deliberate Local Board, and met with full approval. One of the members remarked that he was of opinion that only good would accrue to Penarthites from this theatre, as he knew for a fact that many, not five or six dozens, but scores, were kept from public-houses whenever there was a theatre in Penarth. And really, this sounds good logic. Penarthers ex- pressed the same opinion the applicant for the licence was called in, questioned fully approved of, and sent away with the full convic- tion that she had got the licence. And yet, when the actual time for voting came, behold no one would second the resolution, and Penarth has to go without its theatre. There is absolutely no reason assigned. It is only a determination, given as the Penarth Beach, to be miserable at all hazards. Of the Penarth Local Board I have nothing to say. My faculty for admiration is so wonderfully de- veloped that I believe it can stretch even over them I would merely ask them if they consider that it is their duty, as guardians of the public, to deny such amusements as have been found to be healthy and innocent ? Unless there is a really strong reason for this action of theirs, I cannot help asserting that there is something immoral in it. For the last three or four seasons a temporary theatre has been erected in Penarth, and no com- plaint has hitherto been made. I do not believe in the establishment of a perpetual right by the mere fact of a. yearly licence being granted but when once a Theatre is established-and this applies all round-it has a right to exist, and its supporters have a right to expect that it shall be permitted to exist, unless there be a valid reason duly ex- pressed by the governing body which has control over these matters.

WEDDING AT CADOXTON,

RAILWAY EXTENSION AT BARRY…

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COLLIERY ACCIDENTS IN THE…

SHOCKING ACCIDENT IN THE RHONDDA.

INTERESTING WEDDING AT PONTYPRIDD.

CORRESPONDENCE.

BRIDGEND LOCAL BOARD.!

RODGH ON BRASS BANDS.

CRICKET. ^—.—

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