BARRY PAST AND PRESENT." — ♦ [BY FJ.OREAT BARRY."] (Continued from our last imuc.) MERTHYR DOVAN. Damian, or Dyfan (from which patron saint the parish of Merthyr Dovan takes its name, as the ancient chroniclers relate) was sent by St. Et-eutherins to evangelize Britain at the instance of Lucius, king of Morganwg and Gwent. Lucius, or, as the Welsh love to call him, Lleufer Mawr (the great brightness), ruled in the second century, and having heard from some of the few Christian soldiers of the Roman army of occupa- tion of the gospel of Jesus Christ, an(I becoming impressed with the beauty of its teachings, he sent two messengers to Rome, and in response to their appeal Fagan and St. Dyfan wero sent to Britain. The second patron of Merthyr Dovan is St. Teilo, the second Bishop of Llandaff. As the Jsiber Landavensis says This holy man, dearly beloved, was from his infancy a worshipper of <rod, and carried on his warfare by being urgent in prayer, and by giving to the poor whatever he possessed." It is said of St. Teilo that, during a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, in company with Saints Dyfrig, David, and Padarn, he received gifts of tongues, and was eventually consecrated Bishop by the Patriarch. THE CHURCH AT MEttTHYR DOVAN consists of chancel, nave, south porch, and tower at the west end. It is mainly perpendicular work, recently restored. In the south wall of the chancel is one original window, and- the tower lights are small but good. But the chief glory of the sacred edifice is a small early English window at the east end of the north wall of nave. It is a veritable gem, and a study of the moulding would afford a genuine treat to lovers of that period of architecture. Near the porch is the socket of a cross standing upon three grey lichen-covered -steps. This hoary relic of olden piety forms a striking feature in the tiny churphyard, and is an object of wonderment. In the porch is also what is supposed by some to be a holy water stoup. The interior of the phurch contains little of interest besides the font. There are two bells, comparatively modern, in the tower and the registers only date back as far as 1813. The churchyard was formerly much larger than at present, and iustead of only enclosing the south side it lay all around the church, and comprised the field which is now recognised as glebe land. In the churchyard a little westward of the embattled tower is a lovely well. It is nicely paved and covered over, and its limped waters silently glide over the greensward to a little ravine on the north side of the church. It Í!L highly picturesque, and the large ferns hanging over the water add a cool and refreshing-air. Looking once again at THE QUIET LITTLE VILLAGE, j with the picturesque cottages nestling around its gray old church—a vision fair to gaze upon—and remembering that ten years ago the whole parish (and it is rather an extensive one, embracing a considerable portion of what is now known as the Barry Dock district) was truly" far from the madding crowd," the home of only one hundred and three souls, one naturally fears the advance of the inevitable builder, and the thousands of new comers who have already transformed a large portion of the parish into a busy, thriving town- ship, and that old ancestral friendships, old land- 9Barkp, be done away and the place thereof know them no more. CADOXTON-JUXTA-BARRY. Cadoxton is situated seven miles south-west of Cardiff, and derives its name from Cattwg 1)doeth (St. Cadoc the Wise), the founder of its original church. Until recently the place was a typical Welsh village of some three hundred inhabitants, and, withal, they were blessed inasmuch as their undulating lanes and fertile meadows were until comparatively recently undisturbed by the invasion of "Ruskin's terror." Since the opening of the line dock at Barry, however, commerce has here again superseded agriculture, and now Cadoxton parish alone affords accommodation for about 10,000 souls. The growth of the place is certainly extraordinary, and under the various stages of its tlevelopement many minds must have reverted to the mushroom towns of the United States, Stand- ing at the foot of THE FINE OLD COMMON (which now, unfortunately, is being seriously defaced by the cruel hand of so-called 'civilisa- tion "), the mind of the historian naturally becomes crowded with thoughts of the pious and self- denying fifth century monk, St. Cadoo, his religion, and his times. St. Cadoc (or Cattwg), left the parental roof, and settled at Llancarfan (a village in the Vale of Glamorgan) by the guidance of an angel, so the legend runs. Here he erected a monastic college, and was afterwards chosen as councillor by the chieftains of the whole country side, especially by Arthur at Caerlecn, where he founded a church. He was an eminently holy man, and every year as Lent came round he would quit his home at Llancarfan and retire to the Flat Holme Island (between Barry and Penarth), and spent forty days alone with God." Ascending a short incline (from the point of a small street dedicated, I was informed, to the late Lord Iddesleigh), I found myself upon that fine open space, the Common, henceforth, it is hoped, to be the lungs of Cadoxton. From this magnifi- cent vantage ground one obtains superb views of Barry Island and the dack, the latter presenting- quite a, forest of masts. Around one sees the grand and historic Severn Sea—here studded with the Holmes and Sully Isle, there bordered by happy Weston and its captivating environs, the whole bathed in a glorious silver sheen, a pleasant medley of light and shade, constituting a thing of beauty and a joy for ever." On the other side of the Common can be seen THE GREY OLD PARISH CHURCH, nestling within a quiet vale which is, as yet, com- paratively free from the invasion of the brick and mortar merchant. The churchyard is, in spite of the otherwise busy character of the parish, a peaceful inspiring spot, and as one climbs over the farmer's stile," and alights at the foot of a fine old yew, the words of the poet Gray are impressed once more upon even the least sensitive mind— u Beneath those rugged elms, that yew-tree's shade, I- Where heaves the turf in many a mouldering heap, 11 Each in his narrow bed for ever laid, The rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep." CADOXTON CHURCH is an exceedingly interesting structure, and con- sists of chancel, Rave, south porch, and western tower, the latter saddle-backed, and containing four bells. Opposite the porch (the principal entrance) is the base of the churchyard cross. As one enters the sacred edifice a fine Norman window (round-headed lancet) is noticed in the north wall. This window really determines the age of the oldest portion of the present fabric, that is, the eleventh century. When the main structure rested. upon the lower portion of the present walls for the iirst time the church was, most undoubtedly, lighted by a series of windows of similar design to the one in question. To the left of the porch doorway can be seen a very interesting Norman font it lack" the leaden lining at present, but the drain, according to older custom, opens not in the centre, but a little towards one side. Towards the west is a fine pointed arch under the tower, and to the north of it is a peculiar memorial tablet bearing a. some- what singular inscription. The tablet in question is erected in memory of one John John (who died in 1794), and runs thus :— Pain was my pleasure, physic was my food, Groans were my devotion, drugs did me no goad "Christ. was my physician, to know the way that's best, To case me of my pain, and act my soul at rest." On the right of the chancel areh is the entrance to the rood loft, and on tho left is a corbel support of the loft, and a window raised high in the wall to light the same. At the late restoration of the building the scant remains of what had once been extensive frescoes were uncovered, but as the greater part of both north and south, walls fell in they were irretrievably lost. The old horse-box yews have been replaced by neat open benches, and altogether the nave presents a. most comfortable appearance. The chancel arch is a rough piece of pointed work, and is only remarkable for its great depth. Beneath the sill of the blocked window on the western side of the doorway in the chancel is a small piscina (the sill itself having been used as the credence.) The present communion table is placed on the site of the old altar, and is raised two steps above the level of the chancel floor. Around the table is an old oak railing and on the higher step, near the gate giving access to the communion table, is a portion of the old altar slab. Near by are parts of this old slab, but the larger portion seems now to be used as a step from the churohyard into the porch. Near the north-west corner of the chancel is a pre-Reformation tombstone, and over the altar space are the tracea of a round Norman window, which is now partly blocked, and slight traces of the window are to be found on the exterior of the eastern wall. The interior roof of the chancel is also of interest. It is wagon-head in design, and in a capital state of preservation. The one most uncommon feature it discloses is the trace of an altar-canopy. It ex- tended to the distance of five ribs from the eastern wall, and rested upon the finely-traced cornices totbe seen on either side, on a level with the wall-plate. On the third rib can still be descried traces of the beading by which the canopy was sustained. I must not linger longer over the charms of this venerable structure whose floor must often have been trodden by Cattwg, its pious patron saint. The registers of the church are numerous, and one parchment sheet is of early sixteenth century date while the communion plate is of the design and date so often noticed in accounts of Glamorgan Churches. On the hill above the church, immediately at the top of Church-lane, and on the spot now marked by a telegraph pole, formerly stood the base of a wayside cross, shaded by an aged yew. It is said that within living memory all funeral processions to the church, from whatever part of the parish they came, always made their way to this cross to lay the corpse at its base. This brings me to the close of the subject from an antecedent, or historical, point of view, and I will next deal with Barry of the Present." (To be continued in our next issue.)'
SAVAGE ASSAULT ON THE POLICE AT PENARTH, A RUFFIAN SENT TO PRISON FOR THREE MONTHS. At Barry Dock Police-court (before Mr O. H. Jones and General Lee) William Barton, a rough- looking young fellow, was brought up in custody charged with being drunk and disorderly at Penarth on the 19th ulfc. He was also charged with savagely assaulting- the poliee and damaging his cell on the same occasion.—P.C. Henry Headen said on the night in question he saw the prisoner and another man fighting on the street at Penarth, Prisoner was very violent, and he requested him to go away, but he refused, and became very abusive. He struck him (the constable) with his fist on his face, knocked out his teeth, bit him on the arm, doing considerable injury. With great difficulty he took him to the police-station, but he resisted violently on the way. When placed in a cell, he continued to behave savagely, and did damage to the water-closet. Police-constable Parsons corroborated, and said he met the last witness and prisoner on the way to the police-station on the night in question. Pri- soner was behaving like a madman. He assisted Headen to take the prisoner, when the latter bit him on the arm and was otherwise very violent. Prisoner said he was very drunk, and did not know what he was about. As there were several previous convictions recorded against the accused, the Bench sentenced him to three months' hard labeur without the option of a fine.
ALLEGED EMBEZZLEMENT AT CAD OXTON-BARRY. A WARRANT ISSUED AGAINST AN ESTATE AGENT. A The Western Mail of Monday says:—"At the Penarth Magistrates' Clerk's Office, High-street, Cardiff, on Friday, on the application of Mr. W. Thomas, chairman of the Barry District Bill- posting Company (Limited), a warrant was issued for the arrest of the late secretary of the company, Lewis Lewis, estate agent, Barry Dock Chambers, Cadoxton, on a charge of embezzlement. Mr. J. Arthur Hughes, solicitor, Cadoxton, appeared for the prosecuting company, and the warrant was granted accordingly. The affair has created a great sensation, Lewis Lewis having been a most prominent and prosperous business and public man in the Barry District for several years. Mr. Lewis was for some time manager of the Aberavon and the Carmarthen Bill-posting Com- panies, both of which businesses he sold recently to the present proprietor. He was at the time of his disappearance manager and practically pro- prietor of the Penarth Bill-posting Company. He was secretary of the Barry Dock Steam Laundry Company, secretary and manager of the Barry Dock Paint and Colour Company, manager of the Barry Dock News, proprietof of the late Athlete, sporting paper, and held, in addition, & late, or present, connection with a number of other local companies. For some time past he had suffered considerably in business as estate agent, financier, and auctioneer, through the depression in the building trade at Barry. Up to Sunday afternoon no intelligence had been received of his arrest, and it is considered iprobable that he has left the the country for South Africa."
ANOTHER ALLEGED OUTRAGE ON A CIIILD AT BARRY. On Friday afternoon a marine fireman named Richard Jones, belonging to a ship lying at Barry Dock, and lodging in Brooks-street, Cadox- ton, was arrested and lodged ia the Central Police-station at Barry on a charge of outraging It I child, six years of age, named Agues Kane, living at Penarth. at present on a holiday visit for a few days to her aunt, Mrs. Ashill, Fryatt-street, Barry Dock, was on Friday afternoon sent to the chemist's shop, kept by Mr. J. E. Jones, Thompson- street, accompanied by her cousin, a little lad, apparently the same age. Nearing the shop they were accosted by a seafaring man, who, it is stated, gave the girl a penny, afterwards enticing her to go with him, and sent the lad inside the shop, and gave him another penny. By the time the boy came out of the shop the man and girl had dis- appeared. He at once hastened home, and ac- quainted his mother, who immediately com- municated with the police. Constables were sent to scour the district in search, and after some considerable time had elapsed the man and the missing girl were discovered by Sergeant Gammon and Constable Williams in the thickest part of Buttrills Wood. The girl, when asked, said the man had assaulted her. PRISONER BEFORE THE MAGISTRATES. At the office of Mr J. W. Morris, clerk to the Penarth justices, High-street, Cardiff, on Saturday -before Mr John Duncan—a middle-aged man, named Richard Jones, was charged with attempt- ing to criminally assault a child seven years of age, named Agnes Kane, at Barry Dock on Friday afternoon last. The evidence of P.C. Gammon went to show that at three o'clock on Friday after- noon he went to the Buttrills Wood, and there found prisoner and the little girl lying in a brake. He denied having committed any offence, but con- sequent upon what the child said he took the prisoner to the police-station. After the child had been examined by Dr Lloyd-Edwards, witness charged him, and in reply he said," I am very sorry. I do not know what came over me. I was drunk if I had done anything the likes of that. I never did anything like it before in my life." The constable added that prisoner had been drink- inr, and he was remanded to CUclontox.
PUBLIC WORKS AT BARRY AND CADOXTON. PRIVATE IMPROVEMENTS AND PLACES OF WORSHIP. A meeting of the Public Works Committee of the Local Board was held on Monday evening, Mr William Thomas (Barry) in the chair. There were present—Dr O'Donnell, Mr George Thomas, Mr Meggitt, Mr Jones-Lloyd, Mr Pardoe (surveyor), and Mr J. Arthur Hughes (clerk). PUBLIC FOOTPATHS. As instructed by the Board, the Surveyor sub- mitted a list of the public footpaths in the dis- trict. The Committee decided that the list should be printed on the minutes, and be brought up for discussion at the Board meeting. PRIVATE IMPROVBMENTg AT THE PLACES OF WORSHIP. The Surveyor submitted a list of private im- provements carried out, or to be carried out, in front of places of worship in the Barry Local Board district, and the length of time upon which the amounts were borrowed. NAMING OF PLACES. A list of the names of places which have been named otherwise than by authority are as follows Seaview-terrace, Churchill-terrace, Sydenham Buildings, Holton Buildings. Thomas' Buildings, Lewis' Buildings. Pembroke-terrace, Aberthaw- terrace, Hillside Villas, &c. THE ROAD ROLLER AGAIN. The Surveyor reported that the road roller had given out on the 17th ultimo at Barry. It had been necessary to engage a boiler-maker to effect repairs. The roller was now all right. NEW PUBLIC THOROUHFAEES. The Surveyor reported that no objections had been raised by the owners of property to certain streets being declared public roads. He recom- mended that before the road in front of the Barry Dock Hotel be taken over the proprietors of the hotel be requested to repair the pavements. THE BARRY SEWEn. A letter was read from the Board's engineer, Mr. Walker, stating that ho had seen Mr. Rutter, as instructed by the Board, and Mr. Rutter had consented to reduce his tender by 4 per cent., subject to his being allowed £ 100 instead of £ 10, for pumping the tunnel, as he had made a mistake in his estimate. The reduction of 4 per cent., however, would not include the tunnelling which he (Mr. Rutter) thought he had underestimated. This reduction would reduce the tender to £ 12,051 10s., or the alternative scheme, £ 12.312 16s. Mr. J ones-Lloyd proposed that the amended tender, as approved by Mr. Walker, be recom- mended for the acceptance of the Board. Mr. George Thomas seconded. Mr. Meggitt moved that the original tender of Mi*. Rutter be accepted. No one seconded, and Mr. Jones-Lloyd's motion was carried, MISCELLANEOUS. On the recommendation of Mr. Walker, Mr. B. Redenhall, of St. Ives, was appointed Clerk of the Works for the new Barry sewerage works at a salary of £3 per week. Letters were read from the owners of property in Oban-street objecting to the private improve- ments appointments. The letters was referred to the Finance Com- committe. Plans were submitted for a shop in Station- street for Mr. Bryant; Infants School, Barry n.w stable to house in Hoiton-road for Mr. Classey, and an alteration of a private house into a shop at Phyllis-road, Barry Island. ROBIN'S LANE. An amended plan for the improvements to Robin's-lane was submitted to the committee by the Surveyor, the estimated cost being zg470, and it was decided to recommend the Board to borrow the money for effecting the same. z, THE BOARD'S ASSISTANTS. A long discussion ensued as to whether the assistant surveyors should be allowed to do private work. It was felt by the committee that the assistants being paid by the Board for the whole of their time they should not be allowed to have private practices, and Mr. George Thomas moved a resolution to that effect. It would not be fair to the ether practitioners in the district if they were allowed to take private practice. I Mr. Thomas moved that the assistant surveyors should not be allowed to accept any private prac- tice without the consent of the Board. Dr. O'Donnell seconded. After another discussion, the final decision was deferred to the next meeting. RETENTION MONEY. An application, by Mr. George Rutter for £ 100 of his retention money on account of the Cadoxton roads contract was granted. THE BEGGAR'S WELL. A repsrt from the County Analyst, certifying that the Beggar's Well water was unfit for use, it was decided that the well should be closed.
AT CLOSING TIME. DISTURBANCE AT A PENARTH HOTEL. At the Penarth Police Court on Monday (Mr. O. H. Jones in the chair), Michael Phelan, Kingsland- crescent, Barry Dock, was charged by Bernard Clarke, landlord of the Windsor Hotel. Penarth, with refusing to quit, doing wilful damage, and. with an assault, on the 15th ult. Mr. Belcher prosecuted, and Mr. A. Jackson defended. Mr. Clarke said on the 15th ult.. defendant came to his house just before closing time, and a discussion ensued upon horse-racing. At closing time he requested defendant to leave, and he got up, went as far as the lobby, and then said he would not go. Prosecutor said he must go, and laid his hand on defendant's arm. Defendant then struck him over the body with his stick, breaking it. He got defendant outside, and when he (wit- ness) was locking the inner folding doors, defen- dant came and smashed the glass in the door. He then got him inside, and sent for the police. No I one struck defendant whilst he was in the house. Mr. Whorley and Mr. King were in the house in addition to defendant and his friend Morgan. The windows had cost 5s. to repair. I Miss Helena. Clarke, daughter of the pre- vious witness, said on. the night of the 15th ult. she went .into the smoking-room and told those present it was closing time. Her father told the men to go out. Morgan and Mr. Whorley went out first, and defendant went as far as the lobby. She did not see any of the affair, and only heard the crash of the glass. She did not strike defendant or throw anything at him. Mr. Thomas King corroborated, and said he saw defendant smash the glass with his stick. Mr. Whorley abo gave evidence fat the prosecu- tion. For the defence. Mr. Jackson denied all the charges against the defendant, and stated that the party assaulted was his client. Mr. Michael Phelan (the defendant) then pre- ferred a charge against Mr. and Miss Clarke for an assault, at the same time and -place. Phelan said be did not refuse to leave, and the whole affair arose out of Mr. Clarke calling his friend (Morgan) a liar. and, a cur. He did not assault Mr. Clarke. David Morgan gave evidence for the defence, and corroborated Phehm's evidence. He saw the scuffle in the road between Clark and Phelan, but did not see the daughter strike Phelan. J Police-constable Isaac Tucker having given evidence, the Bench dismissed all the cases, Phelan to pay the costs of the broken window and a shilling for doing wilful damage.
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THE ALLEGED EMBEZZLE- MENT AT BARRY. EXTRAORDINARY CAREER OF A SPECULATOR. WANT TO OPULENCE—OPULENCE TO WANT. The Wutern ilIail says: It has been an up-and- down time with Mr. Lewis Lewis, the house and estate agent of Cadoxton for whose arrest a warrant has been issued on a charge of embezzlement. This charge is made by the Barry District Bill- posting Company (Limited), for whom Lewis acted as secretary. A representative of the n estern Mail, who visited Barry on Tuesday, found the inhabitants greatly excited over the turn events had taken, for the missing secretary was one of the prominent men of the place, and ha.d for some years played an important part in its developement. The former scene of Mr. Lewis' operations was in the Garw Valley, where he was in business as a grocer. He failed, but removing to Cadoston. he carried on the same business. Being of an adventurous and speculative disposition, Mr. Lewis was not long satisfied with the monoto- nous counter trade of a small grocer's shop in Quarella-street and Kenilworth-road, Cadoxton, so he determined to "open" as house agent and financier. in a small way-a way so limited, in- deed, that for some time his earnings were but small and precarious, and the gentleman is still a resident of Barry who lent him the first Z5 wherewith to make a start. Mr. Lewis was not long before gaining for himself somewhat of a name in public matters, notably at the turbulent vestry meetings which then ruffled the wonted quietness of the great com- mercial centre (a dignified name given to Cadox- ton by Mr. Lewis at the time), and it was at some of these meetings that Mr. Lewis so pluckily and successfully championed the case of the Barry Railway Company against a considerable feeling of local prejudice, for the conversion of the parishes of Cadoxton-Barry, Merthyr Dovan, and part of the parish of Sully into a local board district in opposition to what was known as the Walkerian scheme, comprising only the smaller township of Bast Barry. The opening of Barry Dock in 1839 gave Mr. Lewis a useful leg-up' in business matters, and in addition to being the founder of the Barry Dock News, he was instrumental in forming a number of local companies. His business concerns progressed to such a degree that, for a ) period, his income from all sources (on his own authority) amounted to no less than about £ 4,000 a year. For two or three years he pub- lished the Barry Dock tide-table, a somewhat pretentious handbook, which did not experience much success. During the past few months Mr. Lewis suffered heavy losses owing to the slackness of the local building trade and other causes, and he was rather hard hit as pro- prietor of a venture in which he was utterly inexperienced, namely, the Athlete, a sporting paper, which had only a few months' existence, and resulted in a loss of several hundred pounds to the publisher. Last week the directors of the Barry District Bill-posting Company discovered, they allege, certain defalcations in the accounts of Mr. Lewis, as their secretary, and after an in- vestigation they decided to caU upon him to resign his post. The specific charge preferred against him is that he misappropriated the amount of a cheque for £ 47 odd received some time ago from Messrs, Masters and Co., Cardiff, for bill-posting. Mr. Lewis paid the amount into his own account at tne Penarth branch of the London and Pro- vincial Bank, and, on the fact becoming known, he on Tuesday week last gave the directors ,a cheque for the amount named, but the cheque was returned dishonoured on Thursday morning. A directors' meeting was held, and a deputation was sent to Mr. Lewis's residence to request him to resign, but it was found that he had left. The chairman of the company (Mr. William Thomas, auctionner) and the solicitor (Mr. J. Arthur Hughes) were at once requested to obtain a warrant of arrest. The order was promptly complied with, being obtained at the office of Mr. J. Morris, Cardiff, the clerk to the magistrates for the Dinaa Powis Petty Sessional district. Lewis had had, however, ample time to get safely on board one of the Doaald Currie steamers (for which company he was an agent) en vwte for South Africa, where, it is said, he has gone. At the time of his departure from the dis- trict Mr Lewis was secretary of the Barry Dock Steam Laundry Company (Limited), secretary and manager of the Barry Dock Paint and Colour Company, secretary of the Barry District Bill- positing Company, late secretary of the Riverside and Robert-street Building Companies, Cadoxten, manager of the Barry Doch Neves, manager of the Penarth Bill-posting Company, &c. The police have the matter of his arrest in hand, but no tidings have yet boen obtained as to his where- abouts. Mr Lewis had offices in Cardiff, Cadoxton, Barry Dock, and Penarth. He is about 35 years of age, married, with five children.
ANOTHER FATAL ACCIDENT AT BARRY DOCK. A SAILOR FALLS INTO A SHIP'S HOLD AND IS KILLED. 011 Monday at the Barry Dock Police-court Mr. Reece (coroner) held an inquest upon the body of 11 Johan Alfred Larcen, aged 40, an A.B., who was killed ou board tha Norweigan sailing ship, Prince Robert, in Barry Dock on Friday last. Captain Christian Hanson said his vessel was of the Port of Christiania. The deceased, who was a Swede, was acting as night watchman on board the Prince Robert. Witness last saw deceased alive on Thursday afternoon, and he afterwards went on shore until Friday evening. At about eight o'clock that evening he returned, and was told that the deceased had been killed by falling into the hold. Ephraim Hanson, cook en board the "Prince Robert," said he saw the deceased in the galley at about 5 p.m. He sa;d he intended asking the captain to give him a shilling, and that he would go on shore. Witness did not see the deceased again alive, but about a quarter of an hour later witness was told that he was dead in the hold. Christopher Emil Sivertsen, second mate of the Prince Robsrt," said the decased had his own, the first officer's, and witness's clothes to wash during the early part of the week, and on Friday he had them drying between decks. At about 5.30 p.m. witness was in the cabin, when he was asked to fetch a doctor to the deceased, who it was said had fallen down into the hold, and was bleed- ing. Witness at once jumped. into a boat, and fetched Dr. Livingstone. He returned to the ship in about a quarter of an hour, and found that the deceased was dead. By that time the other ) men had taken the body to the upper deck, and washed away the blood. The skull of the deceased was fractured behind the left ear. It was sup- posed that in descending the iron ladder deceased caught his foot in the bottom step and fell, as his shoes were broken. Deceased was a very respect- able and sober man. Oluf Christophersen, an ordinary seaman, gave evidence to finding the body of the deceased. He said he was sent between decks by the first officer to fetch something, and saw the deceased at the bottom of the ladder. He was grasping for breath. A verdict of accidental death was returned.
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I SUNDAY DRINKING AT I PENARTH. IMPORTANT CASE.. I John Louis Kerpen, landlord of the Esplanade Hotel, Penarth (for whom Mr J. H. Jones appeared) was charged with selling drink unlawfully on Sunday, the 14th ultimo. Sergeant Samson daposed that on Sunday, the 14th ultimo, he was on duty with P.C. Rees" near the Esplanade Hotel. They watched the doors of the vaults from 5.40 p.m. to G.10 p.m. They saw 34 persons enter and 37 leave. They came out in batches. At ten minutes past six they entered the bar and found 31 persons there. There was beer and spirits in glasses and pints on the counter. He took the names and addresses of the persons present, and whilst doing so 1J others came in. He heard the man at the door ask them where they came from, and they replied" Cardiff," and he told them they would have to sign a book. Witness saw several of them supplied with beer. After calling the landlord's attention to what he had seen. and telling him that he should report it, the landlord asked whether he saw anything wrong, and if he saw anyone there from Penarth. and witness replied in the negative. He saw the book of entries, and there were 203 entered that day as coming from Cardiff. Five out of the eighteen summoned had given wrong addresses. Besides beer and spirits, there had been supplied a small number of stone-gingers and lemonades. t Cross-examined by Mr Jones, witness said all the persons who went in had to knock to gain I admittance. He had to do so himself. Every- thing was perfectly orderly, no one the worse for drink, no one was there, to his knowledge, from Penarth. He could not give a single instance where the same person was served twice. Police-constable Ebenezer Rees corroborated Sergeant Sanson's evidence, Mr. J. H. Jones, for the def ence, contended that all the persons found in the house were "ootid fide travellers, and that, secondly, all reasonable pre- cautions had been taken to see that all persons were bona fide travellers, and not persons who came for the purposes of obtaining drink. For the defence he called Mr. John Louis Kerpen, who said he was home on the Sunday in question. He had engaged in the vaults on that day the man in charge, two barmaids, the young lady in charge of the tea-bar. and two men at the door to see the men's names and addresses were entered. He had given strict orders that everyone who applied for refreshments should be asked as to having come the requisite distance. He had also impressed upon bla servants the necessity of not allowing persons to remain beyond a definite time. Henry T. Whitburn, manager of the vaults, gave evidence as to the practice for admitting persons, John Cathias, John Alfred Cox (employed at the hotel), and Edward Lewis, 37. Tudor-road. Cardiff William Roberts, porter, 46, Wood-street, Cardiff Alfred Clifford. 10, Glamorgan-street. Canton Frank Hobbs. 12. Stoughton-f.treet, Saitrnoad; Thomas Smith, 73, Mettle-street, Cardiff Albert Alderman, 4, Davis's-place, Canton Harry Jenkins. Queen's Hotel, Cardiff Alexander Patten, Queen's Hotel, Cardiff William Thomas, 28, Elgan-street, Roath Benjamin Lawrence, Chancery-Jane, Canton: Patrick Maddon, 47, Glamorgan-street, Canton and Henry Marshall, 28, Elgan-road, Cardiff, (all of whom had been present at the Esplanade Hotel,) also gave evidence, and after a long' consultation The Chairman of the Bench said the magistrates had decided to dismiss the case. The magistrates had had to decide first whether the persons who had gone to the hotel were ban a-fide travellers within the meaning of the Act of Parliament, simply for the purpose of refreshment or whether these persons had simply walked from Cardiff for the purpose of obtaining drink. If they had gone with the latter intention, then the Benyh would have had to consider, secondly, whether the land- lord had taken sufficient steps to assure himself as far as possible that the persons were bona-jidc travellers. and the onus of proving that to the satis- faction of the Bench or otherwise would have rested upon the landlord. With regard to the number of persons served that day at the Esplanade Hotel, the Bench bearing in mind the many attractions of Penarth, and the large population or Cardiff DID NOT CONSIDER IT AN UNUSUALLY LARGE NUMBER. The persons who had given evidence had not been picked out, and had all proved themselves bona-fide travellers, aud taking them as a fair sample of 11 those present, the Beneh thought they were justi- fied in dismissing the case. With regard to the second point, as to the landlord's action to satisfy himself that these persons were bona-fide travellers, it appeared that the landlord was labouring under a wrong impression. It was not sufficient for a man to be asked where he had come from and where he had last slept. It was the landlord's further duty to ascertain the man's reasons for taking the journey, and why he had done so. Mr. Jones then referred to the defi- nitions of 1he judges as to what constituted a bona-jide traveller, as defined upon a case at Northampton. Not only was the landlord BOUND TO INQUIRE WHERE PERSONS CAME FROM, he was bound to inquire what their object for coming to the house was, whether they had come to the place for business, or simply because they could not get beer at the place they came from. If in future any case came before the Court, and they came to the conclusion that the persons were t not bona-jide travellers, they would be bound to convict the landlord if he could not prove that he had taken these sufficient steps to satisfy himself that the persons were bona-fide travellers.
ECHOES FROM BARRY DOCK | POLICE COURT. j "EVERYTHING CUT A GENTLEMAN." At Barry Dock Police-court (before Mr O. H. Jones and Major-General Lee) W. A. Lowrie, Old Village, Cadoxton, was charged with assaulting an old man hamed John Morgan, also of Cadoxton, on the 18th ult. Prosecutor said on. the dav in question he had a dispute with the defendant, j who came into his garden, seized him by the collar and arm, and called him an old man, a rogue, and everything but a gentleman." (Laughter.) j Mr W. Thomas, auctioneer, a member of the Local Board, was called as a witness, and said ne assault whatever was committed. Case dismissed. THE WHITSUNTIDE DRUNK LIST. Kate Taylor and John Doyle (who acknowledged having had'a sup in "), were charged with being drunk and disorderly on Whit-Monday. The former, who is an old offender, waa fined 7s. 6d., or five days but the latter, who had been in custody since the time of the offence, was dis- missed with a caution. THEY DID NOT WEIGH THE BREAD. William Tamplin, Station-street; Richard Davies, Thompson-street Mary Ann Jenkins, Sydenham-street John Llewellyn, Holton-road John Jones, Golden Key R. O. Jones, Westminster Stores and Griffin and Davies, Holton-road. all of Barry Dock; Antonio Prismick, Moors-road; Emily Elizabeth Osborn, Vere-street: and Elias Ray, Yere-street, Cadoxton, pleaded guilty, and were each fined 5s. for selling bread other than by weight. The police prosecuted. A VIOLENT SAILOR AT BARRY DOCK IS LET OFF LIGHTLY. John Cooke, a lusty sailor, was charged with being drunk and disorderly and refusing to quit Culley's Hotel, Barry Dock, on the 20th ult. William P. Osborn, barman at the hotel, said prisoner came into the hotel on Saturday morning in a very drunken and riotous condition, and on being refused drink he became very violent. He went out, but came back some time afterwards and created a great disturbance, picking up a I drinking vessel and throwing it across the room and smashing it, striking the manager on the arm. He had to be removed in custody, and detaine t. at the police-station. Fined 5s, or fire days' hard labour. J
| SPECIAL MEETING OF THE j BARRY AND CADOXTON LOCAL BOAHD. On Tuesday afternoon a special meeting of ta. • Local Board, called by a requisition of the mem. bers, was held. Dr. O'Donnell presided, and there were present—General Lee. Mr. Alderman Meggitt, .9 I Mr. Jewel Williams. Dr. Treharne, Mr. Benjamin Lewis, Mr. William Thomas (Barry), Mr. Pateraon. Mr. Pardoe (surveyor), Inspector Leyshon, and Mr. J. Arthur Hugher (clerk). The Clerk first read the notice convening the meeting, which was called for the purpose of making a rate for the ensuing half-year to receive applications for theatrical licenses from Mr Solomon Barnett and Mr Thomas Donovan to receive tenders for hauling, scavenging, painting, &c. j and to receive the surveyor's report. THE RATE FOR THE HALF-YEAR. Mr Alderman Meggitt moved that a Is 6d rate, as approved at the last Board meeting, be made. Mr. William Thomas (Barry) seconded, and th« motion was unanimously carried. IDDESLEIGH HALL. CADOXTON. Mr. Solomon Barnett, proprietor of Iddesleigh Hall (late Theatre Royal), applied for a renewal of his theatrical license, which expired on the 17th May. Mr Pardoe said that, in company with Inspector Wake, he had visited the buildings, and found everything satisfactory. A urinal had been erected, and the only thing he suggested was that the water should be laid on at once. With that exception everything was satisfactory. Dr. Treharne proposed that the license be re- newed. on condition that the water was laid on at once. The Chairman remarked that he understood they had no right to make any conditions at all. Mr. Barnett was called in, and upon promising to lay the water on the licence was renewed. An application was made for a theatrical licence for three months for a temporary theatre to be erected at Barry Dock for Mr. Thomas Donovan, aii present of Lydney, Gloucester. The Surveyor pointed out that it was the rul. that no licence should be granted until the building- had been erected and examined. Last vear they received a similar application from Penarth, when- the Board came to a decision not to entertain the application unless the building waa first erected. Mr. Meggitt moved that the application be not granted. Mr. William Thomas said there was a hall in Barry which could bo used. Mr. Jewel Williams thought it would not be fair for them to break their rule and serve one person different from another. He begged to pro- pose that the license be not granted until the erec- tion of the building. Dr. Treharne seconded the motion, which wa* carried. Mr. Donovan was called in, and informed that the Board could not entertain his application until the building was erected, and if he erected the building he mast net imagine that the Board would consequently grant him a licence. THE HAULING, &c. Before the opening of the tenders the Chairman drew attention to the waste of time entailed on the Board through the resolution of the Board that no tenders be opened except by the Board At the request of the Health Committee he begged to give notice of motion that at the next meeting he should propose the rescinding of the rule which empowered only the Board to open tenders. The tenders for hauling', scavenging, &c. were then opened, and it was found that "Mr. David Paulett's was the lowest for the Cadoxton and Barry Dock divisions, Mr. John Johns for the Barry division, and Mr. J. G. Matthews for the Merthyr Dovan divisions, and their tenders were accepted. Mr. Kerslake's, 123. High-street. Barry, tender for the. painting being- the lowest, it was also accepted. On the motibn of Mr. Wm. Thomas, seconded by General Lee. it was decided that the tenderashould be for twelve months. THE BARRY SEWERS. The Surveyor presented a report of the lands, it would be necessary to enter upon in the construction of the new Barry sewer, and it was decided that notice should be served upon the owners. THE BEGGAR'S WELL. The Clerk presented a report from the county analyst certifying that tho water of Beggar's Well examined by him was in a turbid condition, and contaminated with organic matter, and unfit for drinking purposes. It was decided that the clerk should apply fer an order to close the well.
MYSTERIOUS DEATH AT BARRY ISLAND. AN OLD MAN FOUND DEAD ON THIC ROCKS. At the Marine Hotel, Barry Island, on Monday afternoon, Mr Reeee, coroner, held all inquest upon the body of Uriah Frost, aged 57, a boatman, formerly residing at Penarth, but of late at Graving Dock-street, Barry Dock. which was found on the rocks at Barry Island on Saturday last. Thomas Frost, also a boatman, identified the body as that of his father. The deceased had been out in a boat with a cousin all day Friday, and witness did not see deceased tha,t day. John Dunscombe, of the Marine Hotel, said the deceased was plying for hire with boating parties at Barry Island on Friday. In the evening he was at the Marine Hotel from 8.30 t» 10 30 p.m.. during- which time he had two pints of beer. When he left he said he was eroing to the boat, which he had left at the pier. Two other men left with deceased, but they went towards Barry. Deceased was not the worse for drink. Charles Wright, wagon examiner in the employ of the Barry Railway Company, and residing at Dinas Powis, said he was at Barry Island on Saturday morning, and at about 11.15 he saw the body of the deceased on the rocks to the west of the Pier. There was a boat between the body and the Pier. Witness went to the body, and found that the water had been over it. Witness at once gave information to the police. Police-sergeant Evans said he received informa- tion of the finding of the body, and at once pro- oeeded to Barry Island. He examined the body of the deceased, and found a punctured wound over the right eye, about half an inch in length under the same eye there was another wound extending- to the bone. There was also a lacerated wound over the left eye, running along the temple. A quantity of froth was comiug from the mouth of the deceased. On searching the body witness found a silver watch and Is. 3d. The watch had stopped at two minutes to two o'clock. The boat, which contained fishing tackle, was tied to the girder of the Pier. The son of the deceased here stated that his father's wratch was a good one, and was going at the time he left home. He was certain that the knot on the rope holding the boat to the Pier was not made by the deceased, and he was sure that the boat was not left by the tide in the position in which it waa found. Deceased was seen about five o'clock on the previous afternoon with six or seven shillings in his pocket. If deceased was sober he would return home at night, but he would not do so if he were drunk. Mr. Dunscombe was recalled, and said he under- stood the tides at Barry Island. He believed that the boat was left by the tide ia the position in which it was found. It was stated that it was oead low water at 10.48 on Friday night, so that the deceased would have had to wait until midnight before there wrs sufficient water to float the boat. Several suggestions were made as to how the deceased fell on to the rocks, and it was generally supposed that when he went from the hotel to his boat he sat down to wait for the tide and fell asleep. Awakening just before two o'clock, he reached over the girder to untie the rope and over- balanced into the water. After some consideration, the jury returned an open verdict that deceased was found dead on the rocks at Barry Island there were marks up. a h's face, but the injuries were not sufficient to" cans*' death the water had covered the body. but how deceased came by his death there was no "idence '0 3 O tV.