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AROUND PENARTH. HE WAS DRUNK. Thomas Donhoe, commission agent, on Monday at the Police-court, was charged with being drunk on. the 25th ult. at Penarth. Sergeant Sanson proved the case, and prisoner was fined 5s. and costs. TRAVELLER AND HIS WIFE. Mrs. Donoghue, a respectably-dressed woman, living in Clive-road, Penarth, applied to Mr. Howells, the only magistrate sitting at the police court on Monday, for a protection order against her husband, Thomas Donoghue, a commercial traveller. Applicant stated that her husband was continually assaulting her, and was frequently drunk. He had not struck her lately, but he had pushed her about the house and threatened her. She was afraid to remain in the house with him.- A summons, returnable at Penarth next Monday, was issued.-Subsequently he was charged by Sergeant Sansom with being drunk in the streets on Thursday. Defendant, in extenuation, pleaded he had been to Cardiff and met a few friends.-He was fined 5s. and costs. PENARTH DOCK TAKES A RECORD. In loading the steamer Ashdene last week the Taff Vale Railway Company have made a record at the Penarth Dock. The steamer commenced load- ing at six o'clock, and sailed at ten o'clock, having taken on board 1,424 tons of coal from one tip. This is the shortest time in which such a quantity of coal has been shipped at Penarth. SOMEONE WANTED. Mr. Ephraim Harris, auctioneer and commission agent, Penarth, gave information to the local police on Monday to the effect that a day or two ago, during his absence from home, his office, No. 100, Glebe-street, was broken into, and a large quantity of stationery and other goods was stolen. The robbery, Mr. Harris stated, must have been committed in broad daylight. The police are actively working up the matter. THE LOCAL BOARD. The members of this Board held their usual monthly meeting on Monday night, Mr. Pile pre- siding.-The Medical Officer presented his annual report, and stated that the sanitary condition of the district was very pure, and the mortality for the preceding year very low, 190 deaths making a rate of 15-2 per 1,000, notwithstanding a great number of zymotic disease, including 163 cases of scarlet fever. The number of births was 394, 201 males and 193 females, the rate being 31'5 per 1,000. He impressed upon the Board the vital necessity, in view of a small-pox and oholera visita- tion, of providing an isolation hospital, and would hail with great satisfaction the new bye-laws, making it compulsory for house-drainage to have proper intercepting syphons. It was an anomaly also that part of the docks was under the jurisdic- tion of the Cardiff Port Sanitary Authority, and that in the event of a eontagious diseases arising there, his duties would be very hard.—A letter was received from the relict of Mr. J. P. Jones, thanking the Board for its expression of sympathy in her late bereavement.—Mr. Roberts presented a petition signed by a hundred residents in West Cottages, praying the Board to have the bridge over the level crossing recently erected by the Taff Vale Railway removed, as being dangerous to children and an inconvenience to pedestrians, and to compel the railway company to re-open the immemorial right of way which had now been blocked up.-The Board instructed Mr. J. W. Morris to write Mr. Beasley for a final letter as to the company's intention. — The meeting was adjourned for a week. TEA AND ENTERTAINMENT. A tea and entertainment, with magic lantern, have been given to over a hundred children attending Plassey-street Baptist Chapel Band of Hope. Every arrangement was successfully carried out. PEPPER'S GHOST. Rosini's Royal Spectral Opera Company visited Andrews'-hall this week, and had good houses. They selected for performance that powerful drama, East Lynne," and carried it through very successfully.