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A TRIP TO THE FLAT HOLM.!
A TRIP TO THE FLAT HOLM. [BY MR. GAD-ABOUT.] The Local Board saw in my amusing and enter- taining notes last week that there was a pub and other accessories of civilisation on the Flat Holm, and so they decided to visit the place on Tuesday last. I was asked to accompany them, and as I never miss a public function, if I can help it, I determined to go with them. I didn't know exactly what we were going' to do when we got there, but I concluded it must be all right. So at 12.30 we started in the tug Pelaw, which has been hired by the Local Board for the use of the Inspector of Nuisances until the cholera has ceased from troubling, and the microbe is at rest. I was surprised to find myself in such good company. There was Dr. O'Donnell. the Chairman of the Health Committee, Dr. Neale. the medical officer, and Dr. Treharne. •' Plenty of doctors to save the body," I said to myself. Then there was the Rev. J. H. Stowell in extreme cases and Mr. Arthur Hughes, the Clerk, and Mr. Pardoe, the surveyor. Then there were the two old publicans, Mr. Jewel Williams and Mr. William Thomas de Barri. In addition to all these there was Mr. Porter, of the Customs' House, who came with us beeause he had heard of my weakness for Pioneer Brand with- out paying any duty on it. but who, I found was, after all. a very jolly fellow. In the Roads we saw a large vessel which we found to be the Racine, skippered by my old and valued friend, Captain Robson. We called on our way to see how the Setubal, the infected ship, was ffettinor on. All well ?" asked Dr. Neale, who in a deer- stalker" cap and a tight-fitting coat looked a regular "sailor bold." All well was the answer. I thought I knew the voice, and lo and behold. who should be beaming on us but Inspector Leyshon. We <eter- mined to take him with us, and so we sent a boat to the Setubal, and took him aboard. In exchange for him we sent a copy of the STAR and the Echo, and a letter to Evans, the Penarth pilot, detained on board. I found the genial inspector much changed. A week's growth of grisly beard had shadowed that sunny face. Haven't had three hours sleep, Gad-About, my boy." he told me confidentially for the last seven days. The worst of it is I have to go on smoking all the time. I'm no great smoker, and my throat is parched but I must disinfect my- .self." And so he puffed away at a huge cigar, which Mr. Porter eyed now and then rather suspiciously, I thought. We all got very hungry presently. I had been used to corporations, and expected a big feed, but there was none forthcoming. I noticed that the pockets of Our Only William were rather bulging; I went up and pulled something out; but it wasn't anything to eat, so I put it back. Presently I noticed that every one but me pulled something out of his pocket to eat. The clerk of the Local Board munched some exquisite looking sandwiches the Surveyor-Astronomer was content with the more aristocratic biscuit; and the medical officer of health was happy with his bread and cheese, and an onion. But I looked on grimly. When we were passing Sully Island we talked- at least our William talked-of its advantages as the site of an infections diseases' hospital, but it was thought that we could never get it. as it was opposite building land. It was also pointed out that there was no refreshment room on the island, and that it was too near Barry for a trip. By Penarth Point we saw a vessel lying rather on one side, and various conjectures were made as to the reason. But Mr. Thomas De Bairi—who is an authority in nautical matters—said she was 4' water-logged." and there the matter ended. As we neared the Flat Holm, Mr. Arthur Hughes explained to us how the Submarine Miners would lay mines to guard our native shores in case of an invasion, in a line from Lavernock to Flat Holm, and across to Weston. Somebodv then said that the Flat Holm was bigger than the Steep Holm. Bigger said Dr. Xeale. Why, there are 15 acres more of flat land on the Steep Holm than there are on the Flat Holm." Where will we land?" I ventured to ask. "Well, that's one of our difficulties." said the doctot. We land just behind those two rocks. —— -1 We can see through those two rocks at Cadox- ton," interrupted Mr. W. Thomas. Oh, yes," said Dr. O'Donnell. a we can see through a good many things at Cadoxton." In any case," said Dr. Xeale, it is a very bad landing place, aijd will be fatal to many a poor cholera-stricken man. I was talking to Harris, the tenant, about it, and he thought a landing stage could easily be provided." I hardly believe that," said Mr. Arthur Hughes. I know some military engineers have examined the place, and they thought the currents were sa strong that they would smash up any landing stage when the wind would be in an easterly direction." It is a question, then," said Dr. Xeale, "whether the Flat Holm should be used. Besides, there will be a difficulty about getting a proper burial place on the island, for the soil in its deepest part is not 2ft. Gin." I suppose they would be buried in lime ?" sug- jjested the Clerk of the Board. There would be no option," said Dr. Neale. We had by this time got quite near the landing place, so we all got into Harris' boat, which was in attendance. Altogether we rather filled the Tioat. Your cargo is too valuable to run any risk," said our William to the boatman. And too lightheaded to be drowned," said 1. u Funny dog is Gad-About," murmured Dr. Tceharne to Mr..Jewel Williams. After landing I and my old friend, Mrs. Grundy, went to have a feed in the hotel, and after some lemonade (which I drank), and after something -else (which she drank), we went to inspect the tents. We found two tents put up outside, within an enclosure, for patients from Barry. Compared to the Cardiff tent, which is close by, the Barry tent is very small fry. The larger tent, for the patients. will accommodate four beds. It is 24 ft. in diameter, and 452 square feet in area. The bell tent close by is for the use of the nurses. The tents had been bought from Mr. Smart, of Cardiff. for .£21. and the beds and other necessaries which were stowed away at the hotel, were bought from Messrs. Howell and Co., Cardiff. The floors of the tent were not boarded, so Harris, the tenant, was commissioned to make proper wooden floors for the two tents for e5. We found that a doctor had already been sent there by the Cardiff Corpora- tion in the event of a case being sent there. Mr. StowelL and I then went to inspect the lighthouse which is on the island. After climbing up to the top we entered into conversation with the jolly old keeper. "You seem to be a happy little community here," I said. 1; So. so," he said. We are about 18 souls in all, but we can't live without quarrelling, few though we are." "Human natur' said 1. Why. look at Local Boards. At Barry there are only 12 members, but they have dozens of quarrels." -1 True," he said but what I say is that it is a shame the way the soldiers are treated. They say that if a case of cholera comes here the •soldiers will be off. Xow. if these men are paid for defending us, why should they run away before danger ? Will vou stay ? Of course we will. This (tapping the huge lamp)-this must go on though all should die." How many soldiers are here?" I asked, to change the conversation. Five." he said, "and we are two in the light- house." Are there any peopla living on the Steep -Holm! Yes, four soldiers and a woman. The con- tractor will not allow anybody else to set his foot there." Are you under the Government, or what ? Oh no under the Trinity House. Don't you see this motto ? And he pulled off his cap, and pointed to the words, Trinitas in Unitate." After an interesting chat, we hastened back to the hotel, where our friends were impatiently waiting us. I felt a bit out of breath, but Mr. Stowell was all right. He was in good training after his 11 Tramp Across Wales." In the hotel I had a talk with Harris, the man who rents the Flat Holm from the Cardiff Corporation. He has 178 sheep and 78 head of cattle on the island, besides pigs, donkeys, and rabbits. He was born, so he had been told, at Weston, but when four years of age he was taken to the Steep Holm, where he had lived till within about four years ago. Since that time he had lived on the Flat Holm, which is, by-the-bye, in the parish of St. Mary's. Harris is married, but I forgot to ask him whether his wife was a native of the isles. Probably, like Cytherea. she was born out of the white sea foam. Their children had never been to any school, but could rea.d and write. The mother and daughter, I found, were quite willing to winter in Cardiff, as they will, if a case of cholera is taken to the Flat Holm. Though the keeper of a pub.. Harris is personally a strict teeto aller. At about 4.15 we decided to return. Harris said he could not take us all together into the Pelaw, íH) we separated into two parties. The first party arrived safely on board, but the strong current took the second party clean away to the lee of ths island. Answering the frantic appeals of Mr. W. Thomas-whewas one of the party—the tug bore down and rescued the drifting boat, and all got safely aboard. On the way home Mr. W. Thomas entertained us in his own inimitable way. "I am an anti- quarian," he said. but (turning to me) don't you put it in the p'lper. Here's a stone from the grave of the two murderers of Thomas a Becket, who were buried on the Flat Holm and here's a stone from the Steep Helm. Here's a geranium that the landlord of the hotel gave me, and there are plants which I am going to place in my con- servatory." After a bit he continued, I wish Mr. Barstow was here. Little Josh remembers a thing or two about Flat Holm, because his brother-in-law used to carry material in the Daisy for constructing the fort. I should like to have had little Josh with us to-day." On our way home a Bristol Training Ship, the Polly, passed us.) What kind of ship do you call that ?" Mr. Thomas asked the company. 41 A schooner," said I. Pooh,, pooh," said Mr. Thomas. < A brig," said Dr. Treharne. 4i Nonsense," said Mr. Thomas. A barque," said Mr. Jewel Williams. "N othing of the kind," said Mr. Thomas. Well, what is it ?" we all asked. It's a brigatine." triumphantly said Mr. Thomas. If you notice, the fore mainsails are squared and the spinnaker boom is jibbed, and that's the difference." I understand," said everybody, quite aghast at our William's profundity of knowledge. By this time we had come back to tile Setubal," the infected ship. The eagle eye of Dr. Neale caught one word that was printed on a mysterious piece of tin that protruded out of two of the port holes. The word was Koch." Visions of of cholera bacillus and lymphs and microbes and commas and full stops floated through his perturbed mind, and he was anxious to know what new treatment the great Dr. Koch had prescribed. What's the meaning of that ?" he asked the captain. It means that that is the cook's (Koch's) cabin," was the answer. We smole. So Dr. Neale asked if they wanted anything. Yes, they said, they wanted water, and Inspector Leyshon promised to take water to them that night. How much water do they use ? I asked. They are 16 men on board," said Mr. Leyshon, and they require 30 gallons a day." How did you disinfect them I asked. Oh, I first of all fumigated all the clothes they were not wearing. After that I got them all together in one part of the ship, and made them strip, and fumigated all their clothes. So I don't think there's any danger now." Soon after, about six o'clock, we sailed into the dock entrance, and then each went his own way, after a very enjoyable trip,"
OUR PUBLIC MEN.
OUR PUBLIC MEN. [BY DARIUS DARE.] 9 TO OUR READERS. Our contributor" Darins Dare," will write a series of character sketches of our local public men for the SOUTH WALES STAR. which will appear weekly. The articles will be written in the kindly and humorous vein of Darius Dare." Nothing will be set down in malice, and nothing will be said for fear or favour. The articles will ,<ive our readers a fair, impartial, and readable estimate of our public men; We hope to publish with each sketch a nhoto-block of the subject. The articles will not be confined to members of onr public bodies, but will embrace all who have distinguished themselves in their treatment of local questions. Next week will be published a photo-block and character sketch of Mr. John Cory, J.P., Porthkerrv Park.
MAJOR-GENERAL LEE. There is no better known or more deservedly popular public man in the Barry district than Major-General Lee, of the Mount, Dinas Powis. He is a member of the Local Board, the Vice- Chairman of the School Board, an active local magistrate, the treasurer of the Barry Nursing Association, a member of the Dinas Powis High- way Board of the Rural Sanitary Authority, and the president of the Dinas Powis Horticultural Society. To give a list of all the offices he holds would almost take up all the space at my com- mand. and the record of all the good works he has done would fill a respectable biography. General Lee is one of the fast disappearing class of country gentlemen, who recognise the responsibilities as well as reap the benefits their position entails upon them. After an active life of over 50 years, 30 of which were spent in Her Majesty'3 service in India, Abyssinia, and Egypt, General Lee has determined to spend the .1 y quiet autumn of his life in the county of which his father and grandfather were magistrates, and in the village where his father spent the last days of his life. If the General cannot, like Othello, speak of "most disastrous chances," and of moving acci- dents, by flood and field, and hairbreadth 'scapes i' the imminent deadly breach or being taken by the insolent foe," he can at all events point to a very creditable record of useful and honourable service. He has been no carpet soldier. In 1838 he accompanied General, afterwards Lord, Xapier in his expedition to Abyssinia, and in 1885 he went out to join Lord Woiseley in Egypt, but he arrived too late for active service in the field. Though he retired in 1886 from the regular army there is still uo keener soldier in the kingdom than Major General Lee. He is too conservative to advocate the introduction of conscription but he is a great believer in the benefits of an army training. He is never tired of expatiating on the glories and pleasures of soldiering and volunteer- ing, and advises every young fellow to join a volunteer corps for a few years. The general is the honorary colonel of the local corps of the Submarine Miners, and he is much interested in their doings, and was jubi- lant over the compliments which were recently paid them while out camping at Plymouth. Though so keen on the army, no greater contrast to the soldier of Shakespeare could well be imagined than General Lee. He is not full of strange oaths," nor" bearded like a bard, jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel, seeking the bubble reputation even in the cannon's month." Had his lot fallen amidst the dangers and horrors of war. General Lee would have done his duty nobly, bravely, and un- ostentatiously, like the Christian gentleman he is. But he does not delight in war. He is not one of the alarmists, whom we have been taught expect in retired Indian officers. No one has a greater horror of war and all its miseries but no Jingo can be more jealous of British honour, or prouder of English deeds of heroism. General Lee, indeed, comes very near one's ideal of a civilised and Christian soldier. Brave without being a braggart, jealous of his country's honour, but too humane to wish to rush to war on the slightest pretext, a man of simple and unaffected piety who honestly believes in his Bible and his Church, and does not disdain to pray, General Lee is one of that class of soldiers who have in late years done so much to make England both feared and beloved, and whose finest and noblest type was found in General Gordon. As in private, so in public life, the key-note of General Lee's actions is his thorough conscientious- ness-on the bench there is no more thorough, minute, and patient investigator, and no more impartial judge. Even when his heart inclines to mercy, the claims of in- exorable justice are never overlooked. On the Local Board, General Lee never acts on im- pulse or without due consideration. He lends himself to no clique or party, but is upright in all his dealings. If he cannot satisfy himself with the justice or injustice of a certain course of action, he remains neutral, or. if the matter is important defers its consideration until a future meeting, when an opportunity will have been afforded for further investigation. He is, perhaps, the most a absolutely impartial member of the School Board. He has certain fixed and well-defined principle s, and when those come into question he acts un- hesitatingly and fearlessly. He is no believer in the sacred rights of companies to override the wishes and the interests of the people, and if he is satisfied that even the Barry Company is in the wrong, he will not be content with -giving a silent vote. He believes implicitly in the Church of England, and in its connection with the State. Indeed, I once heard him say that there were still many people in England and Wales who, if they thought the Church was in danger, would die in defence of that venerable institution. And I believe General Lee himself would cheerfully lay down his life for the Church of which he is a member, and in which his father was a minister. He believes that the tenets of the Church should be ta ught at the public expense, and that the State should not only teach morality, but also religion. He is. therefore, an earnest advocate of religious teach- ing in our elementary schools. He cannot under- stand why Nonconformist Wales, whose love of re- ligion is so marked, should object so strongly to religious teaching in the day schools. Every month parents attend before the School Board, and confess that they have lost all control over their children, who are often only seven or eight years of age. Small boys of tender years are con- stantly brought before the magistrates charged with breaking into houses and committing all manner of crimes. The General is firmly con- vinced that all this is due to the neglect of teaching religion in our Board Schools, and he shakes his head sadly when anybody maintains the contrary. But even in this matter the General is strictly conscientious. He will not re- fuse to Roman Catholics what he is willing to con- cede to Churchmen. It is with him a matter of principle, and on that he takes his stand. It is of no consequence whether it is expedient or not; no question of expediency can" outweigh principle. It does not, therefore, matter how few or how many wish for religious instruction it is a duty that devolves on every School Board to pro- vide religious instruction for the citizens of to-morrow. In politics General Lee is a Liberal of little faith. He has a great admiration for Mr. Gladstone, bu t that is perhaps more on account of the Premier's earnest Churchmanship than because of the faith he inspires in his political wisdom. Mr. Gladstone is also a scholar and General Lee, the pupil of Dr. Donaldson, the author of "New Cratylus," and once the headmaster of Marlborough School, has a pu blic school man's admiration of genuine scholar- ship. The General is not an optimist; though the spirit is ready, the flesh is weak. He has an intense sympathy with the struggles and trials, and colour- less lives of the working classes but he has the old-world dread of giving political power to the people. He believes most in the power of educa- tion and religion; he does not believe in the sobering influence of political responsibilty. Though a kind and generoas master, a practical philanthropist, and a man who would share his last penny with another, General Lee is an aristocrat to the finger-tips. He does not believe, indeed, that the democracy would be consciously cruel or unjust; but he is sadly afraid that it is too apt to be misled by interested demagogues. He was born an ardent Liberal, and under other conditions might have still been a be- liever' in liberty, equality, and fraternity. But| the circumstances of life have proved too strong for him. His military education and long residence among the conquered tribes of India have intensified that strain of pessimism, which under other conditions might have altogether dis- appeared and he is, therefore, though in the best sense of the word a philanthropist, a supporter of thefparty of coercion; and, though a just-minded man, he is a believer in the eternal fitness of things as they are. Though the General is no longer a Liberal, he does not take kindly to the Conservatives. Indeed, he is a man who sees both sides pf a question so plainly that he can never be an out-and-out party man. His only public ap- pearance as a politician was during his ill-fated contest at the first County Council election. The result of that election and the mental agonies he had then to endure decided him to appear no more in the role of a party man. To see General Lee at his best one must go to the Mount-his residence at Dinas Powis. There. surrounded by his beautiful grounds, which are hidden from the vulgar gaze by noble trees, and beautified by all manner of shrubs and flowers, he leads the quiet and dignified life that befits the close of an honourable career. His chief recrea- tions are chess-playing and music (for he is an excellent musician), and writing cheques for charitable objects. He is reverenced by his ser- vants, and is looked up to by the villagers with a mixture of awe, respect, and affection. In every way his influence has been for good. He has spent himself ungrudgingly and unwearedly in the service of his countrymen. Were there more like him, the sum of pain and misery in this world would be materially lessened, and a return might still be possible to that blessed condition which he is fond of describing to the villagers- When none was for a party, But all were for the State When the great man helped the poor, And the poor man loved the great; When lands were fairly portioned When spoils were fairly sold And Romans were like brothers In the brave days of old. In a district where most men are struggling for livelihood or wealth, and where there is a danger that personal considerations may often outweigh public policy, it is a most salutary check on all to have a man of the position, character, and dis- interestedness of General Lee on our public bodies, and all who know him and his work, will wish him many long years to come of happiness and pros- perity.
COWBRID&E AND ABERTHAW RAILWAY.
COWBRID&E AND ABERTHAW RAILWAY. OFFICIAL INSPECTION. The officials of the Taff Vale Railway, viz., Mr. A. Beasley. general manager Mr. T. Harland, traffic manager, and Mr. Brewer, engineer, made an official visit over the new line of railway on Tuesday. A special saloon train conveyed the party over the line, leaving- Cowbridge at mid- day, and returning during the afternoon. This visit is, no doubt, preparatory to the opening of the new section for passenger and other traffic. The announcement fixing the opening day will probably soon be made.
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PENARTH POLICE COURT.
PENARTH POLICE COURT. Id-b. MONDAY.—Before Mr. Llewellyn Wood (in the chair) and Mr. T. R. Thompson. EXTENSION OF TIME.—Mr. Chappell, of the Wenvoe Arms Hotel, applied for an extension of time on Wednesday, the occasion being an Odd- fellows dinner.—Granted. THE THEFT OF BooTs.-Elizabeth Powell, of Penarth, was charged on remand with stealing two pairs of boots, the property of Mr. Levi Molyneux. of the Holton-road Post-office, Barry Dock. and of Penarth.—Miss Margaret Molyneux, daughter of prosecutor, said she recollected prisoner's little girl coming to her father's shop for boots on the 2nd July, on approval. Defendant came on the 23rd July for the second lot. She then asked for boots for her husband, and she said she would send back the money for the pair she kept on the Monday following. She did not come on the Monday, and witness had not seen her since. Prisoner's hus- band fetched one pair out of pawn and brought them back since these proceedings had been taken, but they had not paid for the other pair. The value of the pair missing was 5s. lid.—Mr. Levi Molyneux said he had seen defendant before the summons was issued, on the 9th August, and defendant said she would send the boots back. The boots did not come back, and he went to the pawnshops to make inquiries. That particular pair of boots he could not find, and. therefore, had put it in. the hands of the police.—The Bench held there was no evidence of the theft of the boots, and dismissed the case. SCHOOL ATTENDANCE CASE.—Richard Smith was charged with noncompliance of. an order to sending his son, William, aged 10 years and eight months, regularly to school.—Sergeant Matthews proved the case, and defendant was fined 5s. HORSE STRAYING.—Wm. Rees, St. Andrews, was charged with allowing his horse to stray at St. Andrew's on the 4th September.—Police-con- stable Walter Shillom proved the case, and de- fendant was fined 5s. and costs. DRUNK ON LICENSED PROPERTY. — William Andrew Lowry, landlord of the Swan Hotel, Eastbrook. was charged with being drunk on his licensed property at Eastbrook, Dinas Powis, on the 3rd inst.—Mr. J. Jones appeared on behalf of defendant, who admitted tha charge.—Police-con- stable Evans stated the facts of the case, and after hearing the defence, in which Mr. Jones mentioned that defendant was seeking to transfer the license at the forthcoming brewster sessions.-The Bench fined defendant 10s. including- costs. ASSAULT.—Jeremiah Lynch, boarding house master, Penarth, was charged on remand with assaulting Julius France, a Russian seaman, on the 3rd inst. Mr. Jones appeared on behalf of defendant. Some delay was caused by the absence of an independent German interpreter. After a time one was obtained, and prosecutor gave evi- dence as already detailed.-Eli Simms, labourer. 29. Dock-road, said he saw the assault. He saw Mr. and Mrs. Lynch knock at the door, and with them was a tall man. Mr. Lynch knocked at the door. Julius France came to the door, and de- fendant struck him with something on the fore- head he could not say with what. After the blow he saw blood spouting out from the prosecu- tor's forehead. The man went inside. Witness was standing at the front room door at the time of the occurrence. He saw the tall man hit him with a stone after the prosecutor was struck by Lynch. Lynch was cursing and calling him all sorts of names. Witness's sister, Mrs. Steen, went to the door, and Mrs. Lynch struck her with her shoe. — Cross examined by Mr. Jones: Both assaults were committed before prosecutor turned round to him. He could not see whether Lynch had anything in his hand. He thought the blood- flowing was the result of the stone thrown by the tall man. His brother-in-law was a boarding- house keeper but. to his knowledge, his brother- in-law had no spite against Lynch. Both his sisters witnessed the assault.—The Bench ad- journed the case for the attendance of the medical man. CLAIM OF WAGES—Mr. H. Taylor, butcher, Cadoxton, was sued by Edward Rice for wages, which he alleged was due on account of services rendered.-Rice said he was a salesman for Mr. Taylor.—Mr. Jones, who appeared for Mr. Taylor, objected to the case being heard upon the ground that Rice, being a salesman, could not bring the case before the magistrates sitting there that day. -The magistrates concurred, and dismissed the summons.
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