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AUNT MARIA'S DIARY OF THE DOINGS ROUND THE TOWNS. I notice that the bathing machines on the Island are being got ready, and plenty of fun is to be expected soon. On Saturday ;iast, although the weather was delightfully fine, there were but few people on Barry Island. I .expected that there would have been quite a crowd. I observed, however, .that several of those who were about cuite enjoyed themselves. The new road from the docks to the row of houses on top of the Island is making good pro- gress. It will be a very valuable addition to that part of the district. -1< It is stated that four ships, with an aggregate tonnage of nearly 25.000, passed into Barry Dock on Friday. That looks like business. On Saturday it was noticed that there were no less than four five-masted vessels lying nearly side- by-side at Barry Dock. x I have heard of many painters who can lay it on thick, but I don'c think they would be able to beat some of the tar-brush painters in this-distnct, and particularly those at the dock. There is plenty of trade just now for Iddesleigh- hall. Cadoxton. On Wednesday night The Garrick Histrionic Society held forth there. Next Wednesday the Cadoxtou-Barry Histrionic Society will give their performance of Uncle in aid of the Widows and Orphans' Fund of the Great Western Colliery disaster. I hope everyone who can possibly manage it will be present. A From what I have been told it appears that it will be a grand affair. Everything is ready and up to date. Get your tickets at once. Who is that young man who has hit upon a quite up-to-date way of calling for his lady love ? I hear that he stands outside the garden gate and imitates the cuekoo. And it works well at present. The stone walls at the bottom of Weston Hill are in great danger of being knocked down by those cyclists who go down the hill at a breakneck pace. I am waiting to sec which is the thicker of the two in the event of an lie wall or the rider's head. .J: ;¡. I certainly think that the police authorities should take steps to prevent cyclists running down the hill so quickly. It is dangerous to persons on foot, :1: A couple of weeks ago I called attention to the great advantage the people of Holton now possessed of washing their dirty linen out of the sight of the public. I learn that the new laundry opened at Holton-road promises to be of the greatest service to the inhabitants of this locality. The work is executed in the best possible manner, while the prices are reasonable. X jJ; Of course you know that the Local Board are determined that every house in their district shall be supplied with flushing appliances. Householders should see that their homes are placed on a good sanitary footing. I need hardly tell you that the best tradesmen for carrying out the work are Messrs. Dando and Son and Messrs. Morgan Bros., both of V ere-street, Cadoxton. Music for the people is to be given every Wednesday on Barry Island by the Cardiff Mechanics' Brass Band. r- I\ Taere is a strong contingent of the SoutnWales and Monmouthshire Quoit Association in this locality. Mr. Paton (Llanelly), one ol the vice- presidents, has, I am informed., given one guinea towards the funds of the Association, X Some of the new coins have found their way into the Barry.district. Several persons had them ou hand last Saturday. ;j: Mr. W. Thomas (Hayes) has been appointed chairman otf the Slaughter-house Committee of the Local Beard for the ensuing year. Hi :> The Local Board at its meeting ou Tuesday passed bills amd accounts amounting to £ 3.290 9s. Id. jk Who was that railway man from Cadoxton who visited Penarth op- Wednesday, and tried to woo a young lady at a back-door. # Did he ask her to go to Cadoxton ou Sunday afternoon and see hies.If so, was not it a bit off ? :(. i: Dear Aunt," writes one of my Penarth nephews, (i who were the two young men frcm Cadoxton seen parading about Penarth on Wed- nesday in iearch of two females? After (gome difficulty they found themselves at the right place, and by whistling from the outside attracted the fair ones attention from the upstairs window." The year 1900 will not be a leap year, none of the hundredth years are. There will be leap year in 1896, and then not another until 1904/ '» > # I I noticed in the reserved seats a*; the perfovm- ance of the Garrick Histrion c Soe ety on Wednea- 4*ay evening Mr, Augustus! the nepbeF of Lord Wimborne. He came with the Hayes party, and appeared to thoroughly enjoy the entertainment. At the post-office which has been established at the corner of Pyke-street, Holton-road, Barry Dock, money order, savings' hank, and post-office business may be transacted between the hours of eight a.m. and eight p.m. Letters and parcels will be collected from this new office nine times daily. I understand that a leader is wanted for the Sons of Temperance Cadets Drum and Fife Band. Per- haps my musical friends will take the hint. I have been told that there is likely to be a very successful meeting at the Cadoxton Sports en Whit-Monday. The committee and secretary are working well. t- Things are looking up a bit at a certain chapel at Cadoxton, as the two conductors of the singing have each been presented with big bouncing boys during the past week. Perhaps they will now sing, Unto us a child is born, and unto us a son is given," V The Rev. Arthur Mursell, of London, will deliver his popular lecture entitled, Wanderings at Waterloo," at the Wesleyan Chapel, Cadoxton, on Thursday evening next at 7 o'clock. it It is hoped that there will be a bumber house for the occcasion, as such a popular man deserves the support of all classes of the religious com- munity. A nephew of mine who has heard the rev. IÎ gentleman lecture on this subject says the only thing he will be short of is time, as he keeps the audience spell-bound for several hours. rti :!I. Lagt week we said that Messrs. Morgan Bros. had flushing cisterns direct from the '-markets, it should have been direct from the makers." tt I A cobbling establishment is said to exist at Barry where boots are healed and sold ? The band of the R.A.O.B. Institute paraded the streets of Barry Dock Oil Monday night, and gave some choice selections of music. ¥ There was an average amount of trade done at Barry Dock last. week, the coal shipments to Friday amounting to 74,740 tons 1 cwt., and the number of vessels in the dock 38. # The Porthcawl Golf Club must know how to handicap. In the competition for the medal on Saturday there were two scores of 80 then came 82, 83, 83, 84, and three 30's. The result was a tie between Mr. Flint and the old ^eteran, E. W. Jones. j Miss Eva Brookes, of Barry, was successful at the recent examination of the London College of Music, held at Cardiff in April. I find among the list of successful candidates at the recent examination in music held at Cardiff the names of the following young ladies from Penarth: —Charlotte Partridge, Kate Aumonier, May Tapson, Winifred Schroeter. Minia Morris, Maggie Guthrie, and Beatrice Aldana.. Guthrie, and Beatrice Aldana., When will the coal-trimming fraternity learn to respect those who are less black than themselves 1 Of course I meant as far as clothes and outward appearance are concerned. A very neat protest has been sent to a contemporary as follows :—11 To 1 Time and Tide must be added Trimmers,' wails a Penarth passenger,' for they, also, will wait for no man. as most people with decent clothes know to their cost, who have witnessed the hasty determi- nation of the trimmers to get through the usual crowd at the exit of the Great Western Station, Cardiff, after the arrival of a train. They might,; adds the writer, have some regard for people's, and especially ladies', clothes. r & A landlord had better beware I have my eye on, him. His wife cannot be much improved by being knocked down so often. Well done Barry Quoiting Club. Your play on Saturday convinces me that you intend building a record this year. The old lady down the street is said to be pre- paring to leave the neighbourhood. ? ? There is something in the wind," murmured the passerby, as he noticed three Press men rushing down the dock at a breakneck speed. Ah if he could only have known. & At present there are several unusually fine vessels in the dock. „ A visitor to Barry Dock prophesied on Tuesday that in a few years Barry will equal Cardiff in size. Good old Barry. •f •* tific boxer. A lady resident in Holme-street is quite a scien- tific boxer. After having a round, with her lodger on Monday at midnight, she murmured, as she retired, "I suppose Aunt Maria will hear of this." > Miss North, the well-known lady Evangelist, will conduct a Mission at the Bible Christian Chapel on May 28th. PENARTH. I hear that the Penarth Hotel will shortly change hands. Mr. Richard Wain will continue to reside in the neighbourhood. Dr. J. Hugh Rees, of Penarth, has no conscien- tious objection to kiss the Book," but he refused to take the oath at the local police-court on Mon- day morning, preferring not to place the humid seal on the dirty book with which the court is provided. Dr. Rees, therefore, went through the ordeal Scotch fashion. This style of taking the oath (by holding the right hand) is now becoming very popular. ¥ Has anyone ever- calculated the probable ntunber of kisses imprinted on the book at a police court during a year ? It would be very interesting to know. Saysjfche II est em Mail:—" A Penarth gentleman who wm-t into the House of Commons gallery on Tuesday night thought he had tumb'ed into a Cardiff Beard of Guardians meeting. For this is what he heard. I wish.' said the M.P. who had the floor, to allude to the admirable work done by the HavalW-ah School, Cardiff, where boys are taken from the streets and trained for the sea and other occupation. It is one of the cheapest-con- ducted schools iníhe country, and a great success, .despite the abuse occasionally showered on it.' The astonished listener nearly got a crick in his neck by craning to sm whether Dr. Paine was in the chair."
BARRY RAILWAY TRAFFIC. The official return for the week ending Mav 6th last shows that the average coaching was £ 333; goods, £ 1"3 minerals, £ 2.133; 'dock dues, &o., £ 3.133 making a total of £ 5,798 as against £ 5,579 for the correspjuding w< ek -of Imt year, 0
THE POOR LAW- IfNION .QUESTION A CONFERENCE HELD. BARRY WILL BENEFIT BY HAYING I A SEPARATE UNION. Under the auspices of the Barry Dock District Chamber of Trade, a meeting was held on Wednes- day evening at the Victoria Hotel Assembly-rooms, Barry Dock, for the purpose of considering the desirability of a separate Poor Law Union being formed in what is known as the No. 5 District of the Poor Law Union of Cardiff, and embrace 24 parishes, including Barry, Cadoxton, Merthyr Dovan, and Sully. The chair was taken by Mr. D. T. Alexander, who was supported by Major- General Lee and Mr. O. H. Jones. There was a large attendance, and we noticed the following gentlemen present :-Messrs. B. Lewis. F. P. Jones-Lloyd, Ress Phillips, G. Garnett, J. Jewel Williams, E. Phillips, E. Rees, G. C. Griffin, D. Davies, J. Phillips, J. Williams, W. Paterson, Lewis Lewis, S. Thomas, H. Burbridge, W. M. Savours (Roose), Hooper, 0; Williams (Hamp- stone), W. R. Hopkins, C. Howe, D. Edwards, H. L. Davies, T. Thomas, J. Price, J. H. Powell, E. Hughes, T. Cram, F. Laurens (Dinas Powis), Lougher (Wenvoe), E. B. Smith-Jones (hon. sec.). J. JVIeDonald, Maulineaux, J. E. Jones, J. R. ) Llewellyn (Western Mail), J. D. Polkinghorne (Star), S. Jones (South Wales Daily News), Skyrme (Barry Bock News), &c. After a little preliminary business in connection with the Chamber of Trade had been disposed of. LETTERS OF APOLOGY for non-attendance were read from Mr. J. A. Hughes, Mr. D. Sibbering Jones, and the Rev. J. I W. Matthews. These gentlemen also expressed themselves thoroughly in sympathy with the object of the meeting. The Chairman explained that the meeting had been called because certain figures laid before the Chamber of Trade clearly showed that a saving could be affected by'their establishing a separate Poor-law Union outside Cardiff. The whole matter had been carefully considered, and they had invited the guardians and overseers of the surrounding parishes to meet them that evening in order to TO FULLY DISCUSS THE WHOLE SITUATION, He did not desire that they should that evening determine one way or the other, but to carefully consider after theimeeting the course it would be well to adopt. A FEW FIGURES. Mr. Smith-J ones then read a letter he had re- ceived from the clerk to the Cardiff Union, in which that gentleman stated that the abstract of the accounts for the year ended Lady Day', 1893, will not be ready until July. It was quite impossible to ascertain the expenditure of the Union as regards No. 5 District (except as regards out-door relief) as all in-door paupers, lunatics, and administration expenses are charged to the Common Fund. Mr. Smith- Jones then proceeded to state that from the published accounts they would, taken the following figures as showing the expenditure of the No. 5 District. He did not suppose that the whole of the 24 parishes would be included in a new Poor Law Union, but for the pur- poses of oalculation they had accepted it I as such. Total to Common Charge, £ 4,469 6s. 4d., less £1,481 10s. 3d. to County Rates, leaving a balance to the Revenue Account of j5 2,987 16s. Id. That was the sum which the present guardians had iu recgipt of the Poor Law Administration in connection with several parishes in No. 5 District. They had not taken the contri- butions, because some parishes had a balance in hand. That was the actual expenditure. That was the only way possible to arrive at the finan- cial position. Taking that as A SUPPOSABLE BASIS, they had a revenue account for the half-year ending 25th March, 1892, as follows :—Liabilities County Rate, £ 1,441 10s. 3d. collector; P,40 39 in-door paupers, £ 405 12s.; 328 out-door paupers. £,ô14 9s. 4d.; Workhouse Loan Account, £ 15,000, at 3 per cent. per annum, £ 291 9s. 8d.; salaries, £ 375; contingencies, £ 200 total liability, £ 1.368 Is. 3d.; balance forward, £ 1,451 5s. Id. On the other side they had as expenditure :-County Rates, £ 1,441 10s. 3d. collector, £ 40; relief repaid, £ 350 total, £4.8196s. 4d. That was the balance to the account for ihe six months. What was THE TRUE STATE OF AFFAIRS 1 (1) It is not a movement in opposition to the existing Poor Law administration. (2) It is not a movement set forth by seekers after public appointments. (3) Nor is it a movement by a party to secure party ends. I. IF NOT, WHAT, THEN, IS THIS MOVEMENT ? (1) It is the outcome of the natural bver- gxowth of the Cardiff Poor Law Union. (2) It is a movement to rectify and adjust a very serious anomaly in the incidence of local taxation. We have an urban rateable value in a district that is comparatively rural. (3) And the time has arrived when parochial interests-or, if it be more pleasing to say- local government interests, should not be allowed to suffer by centralisation. (Applause.) Mr. Rees Phillips endorsed the figures placed forward by Mr. Smith, and said he had carafully gone into the whole matter, and, although their figures did not agree exactly, the totals were within a few pounds. (Applause.) He considered that they would save at least £1,500 in the'half-year by having a separate Union, and, even if they did not save one penny, they would have the consolation of knowing that the money was expended in their midst, and was not sent to other places. In reply to Major-General Lee, Mr. Phillips stated that the previous Poor Rate was 7d. in the Y., and he considered that I A 4D. RATE WOULD CLEAR EXPENSES. Mr. Benjamin Lewis and Mr. J. Jewel Williams thoroughly agreed in severing their connection with the Cardiff Union. Mr. O. H. Jones then addressed the meeting, and said he did not come before them on that occassion to advocate one course or the other. They had asked him to attend because they thought he would be able to'help them in arriving at a conclusion. He desired it to be striotly understood that he would deal chiefly with the immediate district — Barry, Cadoxton, Merthyr Dovan, and Sully. Mr. Harris had been good enough to give him the figures for the year ending 25th March, 1893, for those parishes, but not for the whole of No. 5 District. It did not follow that the other parishes would derive any benefit by a separate union, as they were differently situated to the Barry District. For instance, while the four local parishes had paid more in proportion to the out-door relief distributed, Penmark had paid less. THE WHOLE QUESTION WAS ONE OF A S. D. I and details from beginning to end. It was almost impossible to arrive at the correct figures as to the amount spent by each parish in respect to in-door relief, because many of those who were said to belong to the larger towns really came from the rural portions of the Union. If they took the pro- portion according to the population, that could err in the opposite direction. He also desired to point out the changes which were being brought about by the Local Government Board with regard to the in-door paupers. In London they were charged to a coqamon fund for the whole of the. parishes. Some statements had been made in the papers that the Poor Rate was different in the several parishes of the Union. That could not be the case. What might happen, however, was that, owing to the depression in the district, there were a large number of empty houses, those persons who remained there would have to pay more than they otherwise would have done. There was also ano her point to be considered, and it had actually occurred in that district. The precept might be issued on an old rateable value, and the rate col- lected on the new, so that they, were really a rate ahead of the precept. Now. what had occurred was this :—In 1890 the rate was estimated in Barry at kl.149 but £ 2,375 was actually collected. In Cadoxton, estimated £ 20,460. but £40,463 was collected; Merthyr Dovan, it was from £!),B48 to £ 18 599, and Sully, £ 4,1.29 to £ 10,5^2. In 1893 it was as follows :-Barry, precept £ 7,625, collected £ 8,498; Cadoxton, £ 77,910 and £ 78,617 Merthyr Dovan, £ 28,557 and £28,792 and Sully, £17,925 and £ 17,925. If the parish was rated too high they should get the Assessment Committee to reduce it. Mr. Jones then proceeded to go into details as to the actual amount contributed by the four parishes, after which he said that it appeared that THE CARDIFF UNION HAD GAINED on the contribution of these parishes of £ 1,435 in 1892, and £1,720 in 1893. (Applause.) But as he said before, he did not think that the estimate of the in-door poor by the population was fair to this district. And by adding what would be the differ- ence, he estimated that the gain would be £ 2.000 for 1892 and £ 2,300 for 189:1. (Applause.) That was one side of the question, but they had to con- sider something else. Suppose they had a separate Union, they would have to erect a workhouse. He put that down at £ 20,000, but he did not think it could be borrowed at 3 per cent. Putting it at 4 per cent. that would mean £ 800, Then they had the officials. He noticed that EI50 had been put down, but he thought they ought to add another £ 100, and that would make the round figures of £ 900 or £1,000 to bededucted from the £2,300. As things were at present the four parishes stood TO GAIN £ 1,000 PER YEAR. But they should consider this fact. At present they had a young population and few paupers, but as time went on they would have more old people, so that they had not only to consider the present but also the future. They had also to bear in mind the fact that if they considered they were entitled to certain repayment of the amount ex- pended by them in building the Workhouse at Cardiff—(applause)—they should remember that it would only be calculated upon the rateable value of the parishes at the time the money was given. He was bound to confess that until he went into the figures he had no idea that they paid so much more into the fund than they received. (Applause.) Before the decided which they would do they should consider in all its bearings the past action of Local Government Board. (Applause.) THE PARISH COUNCILS' BILL. 4 Mr. Jones then dealt with the Parish Councils' Bill, and stated that it might to a great extent affect this district. It would divide into Parish Councils the different Rural Sanitary Authorities, and instead of the guardians becoming members of the Parish Councils, as practically they were at present the members of the Parish Councils, will become members of the Board of Guardians, except in places were there was now a Local Boird. He strongly advised those present to consider their action with regard to the future, and determine among themselves whether they would act at once or wait to see what the Parish Council's Bill would do. Major-General Lee endorsed what had been said by Mr. 0. H. Jones, and congratulated the Chamber upon the fact that three distinct parties had arrived practically at the same conclusion that the four parishes here grouped would benefit by having a separate Union. Several other gentlemen spoke upon questions of assessment, and the meeting closed by the passing of a resolution that it is considered desirable to form a separate Union, and that the question be adjourned for further discussion. VOTES OF THANKS. were passed to Mr. O. H. Jones, General Lee, the Committee, the Chairman, for their services, and the Chamber of Trade congratulated itself upon their successful meeting. ——
INTERESTING LECTURE AT BARRY. On Wednesday evening last a most interesting lecture was given at Bethesda Welsh Congrega- tional Chapel. Mr. Thomas Thomas (foreman Glamorgan Coal Company), Barry Dock, pre- sided. The attendance was only fair, but, not- withstanding this, the lecturer was very humorously: evidenced by the numerous outbursts of applause. When we say this, we are sure to be endorsing the opinion of all those present. Amongst those present were Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Rees, Barry Schools Sergeant J, Evans, Barrv Messrs. D. Farr, D; M. John, Cadoxton Mrs. J. John, Barry Dock Mr. and Mrs. J. Hicks, Barry Mr. Edward Howells, and others.—The Chairman, in introducing, dwelt on the meagre attendance, but he said a large number of working men were engaged at night with their duties, and it was. therefore, a most difficult task to get a large atten- dance in the week, with the exception of Saturday evenings but, apart from this, he was sure that the lecture would be a grand treat After a few further remarks, the Chairman called on Dr. T. Cynonfardd Edwards, of Cardiff, to deliver his lecture on "Reading and Speaking." Dr. Edwards said although the attendance was small, he promised them if they would be atten- tive that the quality of the leeture, if not the quantity, would be precisely the same as if a full house were present. The lecturer stated that everyone almost, without exception could read and speak at the prefent time, and some of the women were under the impression that men only were called to speak, but in this they were mistaken, as it happened sometimes to be vice-versa-. The chief object for reading and speaking was to convey to one another our views on various matters. He referred to the mode in which the deaf and dumb spoke, and the manner in which we spoke showed conclusively how our feelings were. SPEAKING HAD BECOME NOW A MOST IMPORTANT MATTER, even in our County Councils, School Boards, Par- liament, and other public bodies. He was very pleased to see that Wales was making efforts to get the best speakers as representatives on our public authorities. In order to become a popular speaker it was not only essential that a man should have a good voice, but that he should in his mode of speaking be natural. There were three characters which should be carefully observed by everyone in their modes of speaking-the conversational, the dramatic, and the tragedian. Attention should also be given to the breathing a most important element in speaking. The Chairman, at the con- clusion of the lecture proposed a hearty vote of thanks to the lecturer for his able and instructive lecture, and he was sorry that Dr. Edwards had decided to leave Wales and return to America, but he hoped that which was a loss to Wales would be a gain to America. The lecturer having re- sponded, the proceedings came to a close by the singing the Welsh Hymn, Dau dy feudith wrth ymadael."
MARRIAGE AT DINAS POWIS. On the 3rd inst., at the Parish Church, Bicking- ton, Newton Abbott, South Devon, the marriage took place of Mr. Thomas Ridout, eldest son of Mr. Jacob Ridout, contractor, Dinas Powis, to Miss Lucy Vallance Johns, youngest daughter of Mr. Thomas Johns, Bickington, Newton Abbot, and late housekeeper to General Lee, The Mount, Dinas Powis. The ceremony was performed by the vicar (the Rev. W. Smith), assisted by the Rev. — Williamson, curate of Ashburton, the bride being given away by her father. The weddiqfl breakfast was provided at the residenoe of the bride's parents, and in the evening the happy couple left for Plymouth to) spend the honeymoon. The presents were costly, numbering upwards of fifty, and included a handsome clock and cheque from General Lee. Bride and bride- groom are well known and highly respected in Dinas Powis, both having been in General Lee's services, the former for the past ten years, during which time she has made many friends in the village, who, will deeply regretting her departure from among them, heartily wish her and her husband long life and happiness. I
SHOCKING ACCIDENT AT v. BARRY DOCKS. A BOY CRUSHED BY A STEAM CRANE. On Monday a very sad fatality occurred at the Deep Sea Lock, Barry Dock, to a lad named Christopher Rees Mancell, aged 13, who resided with his widowed mother at 6. Jenner-street, Cadoxton. While engaged scotching a steam crane he left his post, and accidentally got jammed between the bogey of the crane and 'the tank. He was taken home, and diec1 about seven hours after- wards. THE INQUEST was held by Mr. Reece at the Wenvoe Arms Hotel, Cadoxton, on Wednesday, Mr. Owen being foreman of the jury. Mr. Ashmore represented Messrs. Jackson and Co. John William Mancell, No. 8, Jenner-street, Cadoxton, identified the body as that of his brother, Christopher Rees Mancell, 13 years last Christmas, and said He lived with my mother and 1. He was working in the employ of Mr. Jackson, contractor, who is constructing the deep sea entrance at the Docks. I also work there, but did not the see the accident. Oa Monday .afternoon last I saw deceased at about 5.15 p.m.—just after the accident. He said he was not hurted much, but felt pain across the bowels. We procured a stretcher, and he was carried home. Dr. Powell saw him about sis o'clock. Deceased died at mid- night on the 8th. Everything that the doctor ordered was done, Deceased had been to school at Cogan. By the Jury—I left home that morning in time to get at my ivork at six o'clock, but I think the deceased lost half an hour that day, and did not reach work until 6.30. He had half an hour for breakfast and one hour for dinner. Ib was his place to put a piece of wood in the wheel, to stop the crane from moving'. Deceased, although only 13 years of age last Christmas, had be6n at work on the docks for about nine months. Mr. Ashmore here stated that most of the boys said they were 15 years of age when engaged. He believed the deceased had been taken on by a fore- man because of his mother being a widow. The brother further stated that the piece of wood used by the deceased weighed about lib. Thomas Taylor, labourer, of 134, Barry-road; Cadoxton, said he understood, that the crane had been lowering a bouk filled with small stones. After the bouk had been filled up the banksman told the driver to swing the crane round to get on a line with the road. The driver could not see deceased, who was leaning over the bogie. As the crane was jibbed round witness, who was about 4 yards away heard the deceased shout out, Oh dear, mother." Witaess ran to his assistance and shouted to the driver to jib back at once. Deceased was caught between the tank and the bogie, and was leaning over the buffer, with the tank of the crane on his back. The driver jibbed back at once. Deceased did not seem in much pain, and was carried at once to the stores. The foreman was at the works at the time, but did not see the accident. I By the Jury—Deceased was a very cautious lad. I have heard the driver cautioning all the boys about getting too near the crain. An accident has not before happened with that crane. I have never seen the deceased in a dangerous position. John F. Lark, a mason, stated that he was at work near the crane, and deceased leaned over the buffer and asked him what the time was. Witness told him to go on with his work, and the accident then happened. Archibald Currie, the driver of the crane, corroborated the other witnesses, and in reply to further questions, said he had never seen the deceased in that position previously. Deceased was a sharp lad, but did not have to work hard. Dr. John Powell, of Barry, deposed to being called to see the deceased after he was brought home. Externally the only marks on the body were bruises and scratches on the stomach and back. Deceased was in a semi-conscious condition, and almost pulseless. He had vomited blood. No bones were broken, and death was due to internal hemorrhage. William Barrett, foreman of the. works, stated that the deceased had been engaged upon the works about 10 months. He was taken on by a previous foreman, and was the smallest boy on the works. The Jury returned a verdict of "accidental death," adding a rider to the effect that the deceased had been too young when engaged. The Coroner remarked that the deceased was only just over twelve years of age when first taken at the works. The ] ury thought that some measures should be adopted to see that special enquiries were made as to the age of boys. Mr. Ashmore stated that all boys engaged were supposed to be over 14 years of age, and parents always said they were above that age when they applied for employment. The Coroner thought that orders should be given to haveenquirief made so that no boy should be engaged at such an early age as the deceased. -«
INQUEST AT CADOXTON UPON A BABY. ADVICE TO PARENTS. Mr. Reece, coroner, held an inquest at the Wenvoe Hotel, Cadoxton, on Wednesday morning, to enquire into the cause of death of the male child of Jenkin Jeremiah, a shoemaker, of 33, Yere-street, Cadoxton, who died at midnight on the 7th inst. The father said deceased was born .at about 9.30 a.m. on Saturday last, and died the following Sun- day at midnight. No doctor attended his wife in her confinement, but Mrs. Gunning, a nurse, was in attendance. He was told that that the child was weakly from birth. Coroner-Why did you not send for a doctor? Witness-I thought it was alright. Coroner-If you had done so it would have put matters straight, and there would have been no neeessity for holding an inquest. Continuing, the father said the child did not die suddenly, and he thought it would have got better, although the nurse told him that it would be well to get a doctor. That was early on Sun- day, but he did not do so because he had seen children in a like condition previously. The Coroner said there was an obligation resting upon parents. They were bound to get a doctor for a child who was only a few hours old as for one who was several weeks, months or years. Of course there was no fixed law, but the obligation rested with parents. In reply to the Coroner, Mr. Jeremiah said his wife had had four children. Elizabeth Ann Gunning, Holton-roacl, Barry Dock, said I lam accustomed to go out as midwife, but I am not certificated. I attended Mrs. Jeremiah at her confinement. The child was born at 9.30 on Saturday. It was weakly from birth. It seemed worse on the next day, and I told the mother she had better call in a doctor and have it baptised. Nothing was done as the father believed the child would have got all right. I told him that Dr. Treharne would be passing and to call him in, but be did not do so. The child was con- vulsed and dark from birth. I did not think it would live. Dr. Treharne said he saw the body on the 8th at midday. The child had been dead several hours. There were no marks of violence on the body, but it was very much discoloured. He examined the body and came to the conclusion that the child had died from convulsions, owing to collapse of the lungs. If any medical man had attended he did not think anything could have been done to have saved the eh1 Id's life. The Coroner said the evidence of the doctor absolved the father from all responsibility, but it would have been a serious thing for him had the doctor said that if a medical man had been called the child might have lived. It would perhaps have meant a case of manslaughter. He hoped the father and all parents would see that a doctor was sent for especially if the nurse advised it. A verdict in accordance to the medical evidence was returned. '"I
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