PENARTH LOCAL BOARD. The monthly meeting of the Penarth Local Board was held on Monday evening last, when there were present-Messrs T. Bevan (chairman), G. Pile. D. Morgan, E. B. Riley, H. Snell; G. Shepherd, J. Y. Strawson, II. Purnell, R. Bevan, Ivor Evans (surveyor), Dr Nell (medical officer), J; W. Morris (clerk), and Inspector Meazey. THE FINANCES OF THE BOARD. The Collector submitted his monthly statement, which showed that of the general district rate £1.103 12s lid had been collected; amount still recoverable, £2,029 17s 9d private improvements, J6244 4s 6d recoverable, £ 2,992 5s lid. MEDICAL OFFICER'S ANNUAL REPORT, The Medical Officer read his annual statement, which stated that there had been 404 births (208 males and 196 females); birth rate, 31'9. The deaths registered during the same period were 179, of these 160 occured in Penarth, 17 in Cogan, and two in Llandough death-rate 14-1. This was a satis- factory state. The zymotic disease death-rate was 2'7, a medium rate. The death-rate of in- fants was 4-0 which was rather high, the causes of death being-7 from scarlet fever, 1 diptheria, 4 enteric fever, 1 membraneous croup, 12 measles, 9 diarrhoea, 1 influenza, 9 consumption, 22 diseases of the respiratory organs, 6 heart disease, 4 accidents, 123 diseases not necessarily notified. He had received 142 Notifications under the Infectious Diseases Act, of which the 10 referred were scarlet fever. 22 enteric fever, 6 erysipelas, 2 diptheria, and 2 small-pox. The house visits paid by the inspector and himself were 125 houses disinfected, 21 notices served to abate nuisances, 38; abated without notice, 92. The inspector had paid 84 visits to sea- men from infected ports, and he had carried out his duties in a satisfactory manner. The sanitary condition of the district depended much upon the houses people lived in. He must, therefore, urge the necessity of seeing that drains to new buildings were properly constructed.—The Chairman thanked the medical officer for his able and elaborate report, which was gratifying to all. -Mr Pile and Mr Shepherd endorsed the remarks of the chairman, who also thanked Inspector Meazey for his assiduity. THE POST OFFICE PLANS. Mr D. Morgan said he had seen Mr Andrews I regarding the proposed new buildings, and told him the Board's suggestion, that he should give a strip of land opposite, so that the road might be widened. He replied that the land would not come into his possession for eighteen months, but when the time came he would consider the matter, and was prepared to meet the Board if possible. The plans for the post office were passed, but the others adjoining were referred back. THE STONE CONTRACTS.. Tenders for supplying stone were received, and ultimately it was decided to have 500 tons Dinas Powia stone, 500 tons Payne's Cornish stone, and 500 tons McKay's Penant stones. THE WINDSOR-ROAD CROSSING. A letter was read from Mr Beasley with regard to the suggestion with reference to the erection of a bridge, asking the reason why the Taff Company should be asked to contribute A500 towards the cost.-The letter was referred to the sub-committee. BARRY AND PENARTH RAILWAY PASSENGERS' ACCOMMODATION. Mr W. Mein, iecretary to the Barry Railway Company, wrote asking why the Barry Railway Company should be asked to make any alteration in the existing system when the passengers on the Barry line numbered twenty thousand per week, and those on the Taff Vale to Cadoxton so few.- It was decided that a case be prepared for the Railway Commissioners. THE TAFF VALE RAILWAY BILL. The Clerk reported that he had seen Mr Brewer with reference to the proposed bill which sought to give the Taff power over a piece of road at the railway station. The Taff Vale Company were willing for him, on behalf of the Board, to amend the clause in any way to protect the rights of the public, and he thought that would be the wisest course to adopt.-Ultimately the matter was referred to the sub-committee appointed. THE BATHS. The Surveyor's report recommending improve- ments at the baths was adopted. A petition from the Penarth Swimming Club for reduced season tickets was referred to the Baths Committee. THE BEACH INSPECTOR. It was decided to advertise for an inspector of pleasure boats and carriages at A15 for the season. —A letter from Mr J. Court, the late surveyor, was read stating that he had acted as pleasure boat inspector for four years, and thought he was entitled to 920 for so doing. (Laughter.) The meeting then terminated.
SHEBEENING AT COGAN. George Allen, Christopher Shattock, and a married woman were, on Monday last, fined 5s by the Penarth'magistrates for being found drinking at a Cogan shebeen on the 28th of January last, the conductor of which was punished at the same court recently.
ALLEGED DISSATISFACTION OF BARRY PILOTS. To the Editor of the" BARRY DOCK NEWS." SIR,-In your issue of last week there appears a paragraph stating that a feeling of dissatisfac- tion is spreading up among the Barry port channel pilots, because, it is alleged, they are not directly represented on the Barry Pilotage Board, and it is stated that because of this unsatisfactory decisions against them have been given by the board. As we are the representatives of the whole of the pilots licensed at Barry upon the Pilotage Board, having been duly elected by the pilots themselves, we feel that this statement contains a very serious allegation against us, in that it is implied that we have not acted impartially in matters that have been brought before the board from time to time, but, on the contrary, have done something which has been detrimental W, those holding Barry licences only. We have endeavoured at all times to discharge our duties as the representatives of the whnle of the pilots honestly and straightforwardly, and, consequently, we challenge any of the Barry pilots who are dissatisfied to bring forward the slightest evidence in support of the statement which has been made. While we have no objection whatever to a further representation of the pilots upon the board, if the Barry pilots think they would be better served thereby, we feel we must, in justice to ourselves, enter our protest against a statement of this kind, which has no foundation in fact.— We remain, yours faithfully, WILLIAM SANDERS, ) Barry Channel JONATHAN LEWIS, < Pilots.
PENARTH SCHOOL BOARD. The monthly meeting of the Penarth School Board was held on Thursday evening, the 1st inst., when there were present — Mr G. Carslake Thompson (in the chair), Mr Jenkin Llewellyn, Rev. W. Sweet-Escott, Mr H. Snell, Mr T. S. Lloyd, Mr D. Holman. and Mr D. Rees (clerk).—A tender for granolithic pavement near the care- taker's house was accepted at £ 12 5s Od, Messrs Snell and Holman being appointed to see the work carried out.—The Clerk reported that no replies had been received to the advertisements for a pupil teacher for the infants.-The report of the Finance Committee showed a balance at the treasurer's of j6195 4s 3d, and bills amounting to 4155 15s lid were ordered to be paid.-A letter was read from Mr R. Forrest on behalf of Lord Windsor, agreeing to keep the site available asked for by the board for the proposed school at West Cottages for a year, and suggested that the matter should be gone into.—Agreed to, and the clerk was directed to write Mr Forrest and thank him.-The matter of the school bank was postponed owing to the absence of Mr Sam Thomas.—Mr Llewellyn proposed that Mr J. Evans' salary be increased 45 per annum, Mr Evans being a deserving young man and a con- scientious teacher.—Mr Snell seconded, but ultimately it was decided to adjourn this and another application.—A letter was received from the Education Department approving of the pro- posed amalgamation of fcPenarth and Cogan School Boards.—The Chairman reported that Mr Snell had kindly presented three maps of the district to the schools, and he proposed that the thanks of the Board be given to that gentleman, and that the maps be mounted and varnished.—This was agreed to.—Mr Lloyd added that, through the in- strumentality of Mr Snell, the girls' department were to be presented with some cases of butterflies.
FTOTN. ISEHINMG, MLANYUFN ACTUJRINOG N& GEENESR, AL IRONMONGER, PLUMBER, GAS-FITTER, BELL-HANGER, AND HOT WATER ENGINEER, GLEBE-STREET & LUDLOW-STREET, PENARTH. VF srehouses—SALOP-STREET. Experienced Workmen in all Branches. Estimates Free. JUST RECEIVED 100,000 ENVELOPES, EVERY SHAPE and QUALITY. Bought Direct from the Mill. No Second Profit. SHIMELD BROS., 17, GLEBE-STREET, PENARTH Established over Quarter-of-a-Century. DAVID CORNWELL, BEEF, MUTTON, & PORK BUTCHER, (WHOLBSALIi AND RETAIL), Plassey-street, aIld Glebe-street, Penarth, AND AT HOLTON-ROAD, BARRY DOCK. Nothing but English Meat sold. Try our HOMO-cured Bacon and Hams at 9d per lb. Families waited upon daily for Orders. TM W -«MM VMM igE M rn^ » ««■■■■■ HE EMPIRE PALACE OF VARIETIES, CARDIFF. Two Complete Performances Nightly. Early one 7 o'clock to 9, late one 9 o'clock to 11. 'I ALL ARTISTES APPEAR AT EACH PERFORMANCE. OSWALD STOLL,^ T. E VANS, SHOEING AND GENERAL SMITH (NEXT TO THREE bblm INN,) CADOXTON-BARRY. Orders of all kinds panctually attended to
LOCAL FOOTBALL. PENARTH V. NEATH. Played at Neath in glorious weather before a large crowd, on Saturday last, the Penarth team being C. Kirby, H. G. Alexander, Garrett, H. Kirby, Morgan, Shepherd, Hutchins, Lawdy. Brown, Ellis, Gibbs, Matthews, Evans, Morris, Jackson.—Hutchinson kicked off for Neath, and a return to midway was made by Kirby. From a line-out Rees kicked over the visitors' heads, and Wat Thomas parsing to Cross, the latter very cleverly dropped a goal. The Penarth backs, by passing, got into the Neath 25. May by good dribbling, got to the centre, where Penarth had a free. Joe Davies returned to half- way. Will Jones was conspicious in a smart follow up, which prevented Kirby returning. Alex- ander took play to the home 25. From a free Penarth was conceded a minor. Williams kicked out, but the ball was ordered back. From a kick off by Bill Jones, Shepherd mulled, which put Penarth again on the defence. H. E. Morgan by long kicking took play to n,idfield, where Penarth had a free. After several scrums J. Williams, by smart following up, prevented a return. Fred Davies was next con- spicious for a smart run and kick, Shepherd neutral- ising .by kicking over the line. Will Jones refused to touch down, and the Neath goal was in jeopardy. Smart passing between the Penarth backs enabled Alexander to score a beautiful try, which was not improved. Penarth had a free, but Joe Davies returned to the same place, and half-time was called. Half-time Score, Neath, 1 Goal (dropped), Penarth, 1- Try. Penarth re-started, and Kirby kicked to half way, where Will Jones by a smart sprint invaded the visitors'qua. cers, but the Penarth defence was not to be broken, and scrum after scrum was of little advantage to either side until Hutchinson broke away with a dribble, and Wat Thomas, dodging Shepherd, the Neath half, looked a scorer until Kirby prevented him. Jones made a commendable effort to score. Garrett by a very strong run, got past the half-way flag, Wat Thomas kicking into touch well down the field. Kirby, the three-quarter, taking a pass from Hutchings, made away along the touch-line, but Wat Thomas hauled him down in the home 25, the Neath halves and Fred Davies taking play opposite 25. Final score Neath, 1 goal; Penarth, 1 try 1 minor. BARRY DISTRICT V. CARDIFF A.F.C. The second and last league fixture for this season between the above clubs was played on Saturday last, at the Witchill athletic ground, Cadoxton-Barry. Cardiff were strongly represented, Jestyn Williams being the only absentee, his place being taken by Farthing, who was substituted at half-back by Whittick. On the other hand, the Barryites were forced to take the field without Evans, Taylor, and Drew. The Teams were:—Barry— Goal, J. Glanville; backs, J. Barrett and G. Williams half-backs, J. Parry, W. Gethin, and A. Mundy; forwards, R. Ashton, and J. Jenkins (right), F. W. Thomas (centre), E. Griffiths and G. Griffiths (left). Cardiff— Goal. G, Wilding backs, J, Barnes and F. Farthing half-backs, Joe Woodfield, E. A. Whittick, and J. Finn; fowards, J. Woodfield and W. B. Debney (right); E. Luther (centre); Sheldon, and T. James (left). Referee, MrD. Williams, Treharns. Cardiff won the toss, and elected to play with the gradient in their favour, no inconsiderable advantage. Barnes, nicely placing the ball among his forwards, a strong and united rush was made, and Glanville was forced to fist back the ball from a shot of Farthing's, and within a couple of minutes he only just managed to stop a low kick by Debney, Thanks to skilful play of the right wing, the homesters worked into Cardiff quarters, and Ashton having the ball placed to him by Parry made Taylor look alive. Barnes kicked to to the centre, but the homesters' right wing again showing capital combination, the visitors needed to Sut out their best defence. With Barry pressing haid, oe Woodfield fouled, and Jenkins taking the shot, Taylor proved his worth as custodian, and fisted the ball far down the field. Up to now the game had been far more tame than had been expected, and surprise was created at the only moderate display made by the Cardiffians against what was but a scratch team after the 7 to 1 and 4 to 1 victories in the two previous games. Another foul was given to Barry, but Parry failed with a kick from an easy position. Then Cardiff pulled themselves together, but Glan- ville staved off scoring, though the shooting was erratic in the extreme, chance after chance being kicked away. For fifteen minutes play was in the Barry end of the field, but the visitors combination seem broken up completely, and Farthing was badly missed at half. At length a mull of Whittick's gave the left- wing a chance which they fully availed themselves of, and a raid was made on the Cardiff goal. Farthing stopped a rush and placed for Debney, who made a grand run the length of the field, and with a splendid shot beat Glanville. This, which happened close on half-time, was fir and away the best incident of the match. Half-time score Cardiff, 1 goal, Barry, nil. A good deal of unnecessary roughness was infused into the play in the second half, and bad language was freely used by the players on both sides. This had its effect on the crowd, feeling running high against Joe Woodfield, who, with his brother John and Sheldon, are old members of the District Club. Cardiff had scored two more goals by Debney and Luther, the last being cleverly got with a header when Joe Woodfield, disagreeing, with a decision of the refereee, loudly swore at him. The crowd shouted "Turn him off he is not fit for football playing," but Mr Williams contented himself with a warning, and the local officials, headed by Mr J. H. Woodward, and influenced by Mr Benjamin Lewis, a member of the Local and School Boards, succeeded in restoring order, but there soon occurred an incident which caused a discreditable scene of a character which happily is seldom witnessed in South Wales. Neatly stopped from returning a kick by G. Griffiths, a second teamer forced to do duty at the last minute, Joe Woodfield, roughly handled him, and being again impeded, struck the lad on the side of the head. This was not properly seen by the crowd, as it happened on the far side of the field, but on the youngster getting on his legs and objecting, Woodfield rushed at him and struck him in the teeth, bursting his lip. Breaking through the officials the crowd surrounded the striker and would have mobbed him but for the appeals of the players. Woodfield was ordered to stand out by the referee, and a man called Devonshire threw off his coat to fight. A semblance of order being restored, the game continued, and Woodfield made his way to the hotel, whither he was followed by a howling mob. Farthing, fearing mischief, left the field and succeeded in getting his club man away, when he was struck by a member of the Buffalo Band, which had been in attendance. Farthing had returned the blow with interest when it was explained that he was not Wood- field. Time had been called on the field, and the arrival of the players ended the business. The result of the game was a win for Cardiff by 3 goals to nil. Final score Cardiff 3 goals. Barry District nil. DINAS POWIS Y. PENARTH WINDSORS. This match was plr,yed on the Common, Dinas Powis, on Saturday afternoon last, when the following were the teams:—Dinas Powis: Back—C Pauley; three-quarter back-H Isaac, T Williams, S Hussey, and P Cloke; half-back—H Miles and E Watkins; forward-J Rees (captain), C Isaac, A Williams, R Blake, J Baker, W Greatrex, H Waters, and R Cram. Penarth Windsors: Back—T Evans; three- quarter back-J Guthrie, J F Angove, D Heap, and W Radcliff half-back—W Lamb and C Thornley forward-B S Bishop (captain), A Price, W Meazey, J Mitchell, W Griffiths, F Johnston, W Northey, and W Young. The Windsors kicked off, and the ball not being returned, the visitors rushed up and looked like scoring, but only a minor resulted. Play then remained neutral for a time, both sides working hard, until R Cram getting away from a scrum scored in the corner. The kick at goal failed. Dinas Powis now penned the visitors in their own territory, but owing to the good combination of the backs nothing was scored A free kick for off-side play was awarded the Windsors, and the homesters making a good return, R Blake rushed up and scored a try, which was not improved upon. Half-time score :—Dinas Powis, two tries; Penarth Windsors, one minor. After the re-start several good rushes were witnessed on both sides, but nothing was scored, except a few minors. Several free kicks were also awarded the visitors. Eventually, J F Angove getting the ball rushed through a host of his opponents, and after a grand run scored for the Winds, s, but the kick at goal failed. Shortly afterwards the whistle sounded time, with the score reading:—Dinas Powis, two tries and a minor Penarth Windsors, one try and three minors. Referee' Mr H H Bishop, Penarth. PENARTH v. PONTYPRIDD. This extra match, played at Penarth on Monday last, attracted but a small attendance, only about 200 poeple being present. Penarth: Back, E. Chivers; three-quarter backs, C. Kirby, H. Kirby, H. Morgan, and R. Garrett; half-backs, T. Hutchings and G. Shepherd; forwards, P. Jackson, D. Evans, D. Ellis, T. Morris, W. Gibbs, T. Matthews, F. Matthews, and G. Brown. Final score :-Pontypridd, two minors; Penarth, one minor. TO-MORROW'S FIXTURES. CADOXTON JUNIORS v. ROATH CALEDONIANS.— To be played at Cadoxton; kick-off at 3.30 p.m. The Juniors' team will be as follows:—Back E. Llewellin; three-quarter back-D. Griffiths (captain), C. Frampton, T. Griffiths, and W. Gore half-back-F. Woodfield and W. Davies; forward, A. F. Hill, G. Fidler, J. Meikle, W. Lewis, M. Evans, G. Slocombe, J. Davies, and A. Hoddinott. Reserve-D. Triggs, J. Durant, and J. Winch. ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL. TO-MORROW'S FIXTURES. NEW TREDEGAR v. BABRY DISTRICT.-At the Witchill grounds, and the following will represent the home team :—Goal—G Taylor back-J Barratt and G Williams; half-back—J Parry, J King, and A Mundy; forward—R Ashton, G Griffiths, F W Thomas, J Glanville, and F Hood. Reserves—W McLeish, E Day, and Callaghan.
NURSING THE BABY & THERE- FORE SHE COULD NOT COME. A WELL-KNOWN PERSONAGE AT PENARTH POLICE COURT. On Monday last at Penarth Police Court-before Major Thornley and Mr J. Duncan—a case was called on in which Eliza McMurray, of Penarth, charged Hannah Denman with creating a breach of the peace. Complainant did not appear, but Mr T. Belcher, solicitor for the defence, described Mrs McMurray as a personage who was well-known at that court, and asked that the case be struck out with costs.-Inspector Rutter stated that complainant had sent to the police-station on Sunday evening stating she could not come to the court, as she was nursing the baby.-The Bench dismissed the case, allowing defendant :£ 1 and the costs of witnesses.
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CORRESPONDENCE. [The Editor desires to state that he does not neoessarily endorse the opinions expressed by correspondents.] "Give me, above all other liberties, the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely, according to conscience."—John Milton. A LOVER OF DECEXCY.Courtesy due to the Press includes, as a guarantee of good faith, the sending of the name and address of the writer of every letter intended for publication.-ED. THE CONDITION OF URINALS IN THE BARRY DISTRICT. I To the Editor of the "BARRY DOCK NEWS." DEAR SIR,—I should like to draw the attention I of the local authorities to the disgraceful con- dition of some of the urinals in the Barry district. The shocking odour and other nuisance emanating therefrom is fearful, and a source of great annoy- ance to the public. I would ask the inspectors of nuisances to visit some of these places, and try and get the evil remedied.—Yours, DECENCY. THE PROPOSED DRAINAGE OF DINAS POWIS. To the Editor of the" BARRY DOCK NEWS." DEAR SIR,-I notice, with much regret, that action is being taken to carry out a system of drainage at Dinas Powis, not that I am opposed to a good system of sanitation for this and all other places where they are needed, but in the face of the coming into operation of the Parish Councils Bill, I think it is just a little premature. As we have existed so many years under the arrange- ments of Rural Sanitary Authority, is is hardly fair to forestall the operations of the new measure, particularly when it gives those who are most directly affected, both financially and sanitarily, an opportunity of having a voice in the matter, which they are precluded from now. I do not write this to disparage the local authorities or the gentleman who seems the most active on the question, but to express an opinion that a system of drainage such as is foreshadowed will not only be a costly one to the householders of the village, but will inflict a very heavy burden upon the already over-taxed tenant farmer, who, under existing circumstances, complain very loudly of the present impost. Besides, although there has been a goodly number of houses built during the last two years, and a prospect of a great many more in the near future, they are not so many as to justify such an enormous outlay for some years to come. I am quite aware some of my friends i anticipate that Dinas Powis is likely in a few years to assume the size of a suburban town yea, I think some hope to live to see it a corporate borough, but if in its earliest growth it is handi- capped with a heavy burden of debt, it is more than likely to deter building speculation and prevent the realisation of such a dream. Now, I am as anxious as anyone to be surrounded with cleanliness, and will give my voice and help to all reasonable and healthy sanitary appliances but I do not think I shall be doing my duty to all my nighbouring farmers (who, if this scheme is carried to an issue, will have to pay a large proportion of the money without any corresponding benefit resulting to him) if I did not strongly urge the abandonment of the scheme for some time to come, till at least we have a better idea what may be required, and better means of estimating the cost. I would also suggest that all existing cesspools attached to w.c.'s in the village and Eastbrook be filled and converted into earth closets, and regularly cleared twice a week, and all slop water cesspools adjacent to residences emptied once a month during the summer, between the hours of twelve and four in the morning, under the direction of the sanitary officials, and in the meantime the powers that be and the powers that are to come shall insist upon all landowners and syndicates who lay out ground for building purposes giving an undertaking before their plans are proved to make all roads and sewerage adequate for the property. If this principle of betterment had been attended to in the past-which is only equitable and just— our large towns and districts would not have com- plained so grievously of taxation, and if adopted now, though rather late for many, it will relieve, to a considerable extent, the sanitary tax now im- posed upon the land, and put the burden in fair proportion upon the right shoulders, and at the same time help-Yours obediently, Dinas Powis, February 27th, 1894. A FARMER. BARRY LOCAL BOARD AND THE SALARIES QUESTION. To the Editor of the BARRY DOCK NEWS." SIR,-I notice by a report in your last issue that the driver of the steam road-roller applied to the Local Board for an increase of salary. A month or so ago a similar application was made by Mr Summerfield, the assistant inspector of nuisances, and this application was granted. To my mind, however, the cases totally differ from each other. In regard to the assistant inspector, Mr Summerfield, like his respected chief, has done his duty in a thoroughly efficient manner, and the extent of his duties is continually increasing. In the case of the road-roller man, however, neither of these arguments apply. There have been repeated complaints against him to the Local Board, and his work is not increasing, in fact, I would rather think that he has less work to do now than he had twelve months ago. I am not one of those who would oppose the payment of a fair rate of wages to anyone, but I do maintain that this is not a case calling for serious considera- tion by the bsard. As ratepayers, we are very heavily burdened in this district, and I feel confi- dent the members of the Local Board will not willingly add to our yoke.-Dear sir, yours faith- fully, ENGINE DRIVER. A BOON TO HUMANITY. To the Editor of the BARRY DOCK NEWS." DEAR SIR.-I think it right to inform you of the great benefit I have received through using GWILYM EvAXS' QuiNiNE BITTERS. I suffered for three years from Indigestion and Palpitation of the Heart. I am engaged in a mill six storeys high, and as my work is on the top floor, I have to ascend five flights of steps. I used to be so exhausted when I reached the top that I could scarcely speak. About last Christmas my father bought a 2s. 9d. bottle of GWILYM EVANS' BITTERS. After taking that bottle I felt so much better that he bought another, since taking which I can ascend the steps to my work with ease, and feel none of the pains in my side that I formerly had. I can also eat my meals with pleasure in fact, my health is quite changed for the better. 1 am thank- ful that such a Boo;t to Suffering Humanity as GWILYM EVANS' BITTERS has ever been pro- duced.-I am, yours gratefully, 23, Patrick's-row, MARY CONXELL. Wigan. See that the name "Gwilym Evans" is on stamp, label, and bottle. There are numerous imitations. ARE FOOLS ALL DEAD ? To the Editor of the "BARRY DOCK NEWS." Sir.,—Iu view of the forthcoming annual election in connection with the Local Board at Barry, may I be allowed to take advantage of a portion of your valuable space this week ? It is said that Englishmen are, mostly all, fools. This is rather a sweeping assertion, but Mr Costelloe, in a recent issue of the Contemporary, defined who really were fools, and as the different rating authorities will soon be putting their heads to- gether with a view to re-appointment at the hands of the electors, it is high time a determined stand were made by the rateptyers, for we may well accept the bitter wail of the Scotch, three hundred years ago, when they toiled night and day to nourish the lazy, the idle, and the useless, and their reward was hunger and bankruptcy. Like London, we want a noa-political ratepayers' association to protect our interests, The anomalies and inequalities of our rating system are becoming serious. They are a medley of rates, imposed by diferent authorities, for various objeetf-, but always based on rent. Hence the bitter cry' of the ratepayers heard every- where that they ought to be relieved by direct taxation of land values. Betterment' is not enough; the landowners ought to share per- manently in the cost of improvements and in the increasing burden of the rates. Mr Fowler's Report on Local Taxation demonstrates the tendency of rates to rise. In London they rose, between 1868 and 1890, from 4s 41d to 5s in the pound. The total local rates, which in 1867-8 were 14 millions, were double this in 1887-8. Our local debt is constantly growing, and now ap- proaches the Imperial revenue. In 1868 it was 60 millions, in 1880 nearly 137 millions, and in 1891 over 291 millions. The increase is not, as represented by the Times and Belgravian gossip, due to the fads and follies of the dema- gogues of the County Council, but to the increasing outcry for improvements.' There is the injustice of the occupier of a house let at £100, in 1850. bearing alone a new yearly charge of £ 2 5s in 1850. The rates on shops let at £ 100 often vary from £10 to £15. The owners have no sound reply to the occupier's claim for relief. The law should compel landlords to share the burden of the rates, by means of an owners' rate, and municipal death duty on realty, in accordance with the report of the Local Govern- ment and Taxation Committee, appointed by the County Council. An American millionaire, Mr Costelloe, says, having the property of one of our great London owners, would naturally expect to meet the demands for improvement, unless he could get some fool to do this for him. The owners of land have found that fool, and his name is the ratepayer.—Yours, &c., GEORGE GARNETT. Barry-road, Cadoxton, 6th March, 1894. BARRY TEMPERANCE WOMEN AND THE LOCAL POLICE. To the Editor of the "BARRY DOCK NEWS." DEAR SIR.-At the monthly meeting of the British Women's Temperance Association held in the Congregational Church, Barry, on Wednesday evening last, the following resolution was unani- mously carried, which, for the encouragement of the police, kindly insert in your paper, and oblige, Yours truly, S. INGLIS. RESOLUTION. The Women of the Barry Branch of the British Women's Temperance Association wish to express their thanks to the police for the prompt action they have taken in bringing Shebeeners before the magistrates, and their high appreciation of the energy displayed by them in dealing with infringe- ments of the law, either by the publicans or people, and would further urge the police not to relax their efforts in the slightest degree, knowing as we do the evil wrought in the homes of the people by drink.-(Signed), SUSANNA INGLIS, President. THE PROPOSED INFECTIOUS DISEASES HOSPITAL FOR BARRY. To the Editor of the BARRY DoqK NEWS." SIR,-By your report last week of the meeting of the Cardiff Health Committee, it seems the members did not look at the Barry application in all its bearings, Dr. Walfori excepted. They never could have refused Barry permisfion to join with Cardiff on ths Flat Holm if they had. The principal objection to Barry seemed to be urged under the plea that if Barry had cholera patients on the Flat Holm, Cardiff might be declared an infected port. Now, the health committee ought to know better than this. They know well that having cholera patients on the Flat Holm last year prevented Cardiff being declared an infected port. If having cholera patients on the Flat Holm endangers Cardiff's foreign trade, then we have no right with the Flat Holm at all. We took the Flat Holm to avoid any danger to Cardiff trade, and, although we have had patients there, no injury has resulted in any way. It is unworthy of Cardiff to state, as one speaker did, that at the outset of their negotiations for a hospital Barry did not consult them, and now they were in a diffi- culty they came to Cardiff." I was present at the recent Government inquiry at Cadoxton, and correspondence was produced and evidence taken which proved that Barry has made several applications to Cardiff, but has re- peatedly met rebuffs from the Cardiff com- mittee-rebuffs which would certainly have pre- vented in many cases any further negotiations. Amongst those who interviewed some of our health committee were General Lee, Dr O'Donnell, Dr Neale, and Mr Hughes, solicitor and clerk to the Barry Board. At the Government inquiry the commissioners were apparently astonished at the refusal of the Cardiff committee. Barry only scheduled Sully Island after Cardiff refused to entertain their proposal for the Flat Holm. They have now again approached Cardiff rather than press for Sully Island, which is the resort of hundreds of visitors from Cardiff weekly during the summer months, and who walk across daily at low tide. The danger to Cardiff through having a hospital within twenty yards of its own district, on a spot accessible to pedestrians, is much greater than having it on the Flat Holm, and the very liberal terms offered by Barry ought to have been treated by the Cardiff committee in a better spirit. I can only think the Cardiff committee acted in ignorance of the details of the case, and I hope they will re-consider it and keep the question of Cardiff verms Barry out of it. When the Cardiff press comments were written last week on the application of the Barry Sanitary Authority to erect an infectious diseases hospital on the Flat Holm, it must have been with an im- perfect knowledge of the details of the case. As already stated, I was present at the Local Govern- ment inquiry at Cadoxton recently, and the commissioners from London were, to put it mildly, astonished at the action of the Cardiff Health Committee in refusing to let Barry share the Flat Holm with them in the matter. The paragraph states that in the event of an outbreak of cholera at Barry, the sufferers from which are removed to within the district of the Cardiff Authorities, Cardiff might be declared an infected port. The Barry people distinctly stated that the hospital was not for urban cases, but entirely for cases arriving by sea. Further, as Dr Walford told the committee, there were cholera cases on the Flat Holm last year, and Cardiff was not declared an infected port. The same has happened in a previous year. If there were the slightest danger of Cardiff being declared an infected port through our own cholera patients being put on the Flat Holm, then I say the Cardiff Corporation never had any right to take it at all, and the sooner it gets rid of it the better. We must give the foreign consuls resident in Cardiff credit for intelligence and common sense. They know, and we all know, that there is not a better place for the isolation of cholera cases in the British Isles, and the Cardiff committee took the island because they knew placing patients on it from vessels would prevent the port being declared infected. The action of the Cardiff Committe is really un- worthy of such an important body, but I can only think it is due to an imperfect knowledge of the matter. If they had listened to our esteemed medical officer. Dr. Walford, they would have treated the Barry people in a more, shall I say, courteeus manner. It is not a question of, as Alderman Jacobs says, their inability to obtain Sully Island," because I feel sure the commissioners would grant them it if Cardiff declins to meet them in a neighbourly manner. If B^rry is forced, I presume they can schedule the Flat Holm and acquire it compulsorily. This they evdiently don't wish to do, and it is the duty of the Cardiff Com- mittee to meet them, the more to as they have offered to meet Cardiff in a very liberal manner.- I am, &c., J. J. NEALE. West Wharf, Cardiff, Feb. 28th, 1894. BARRY GARRiCK DRAMATIC SOCIETY AND MR WILLETT. To tlbe Editor of the BARRY DOCK NEWS." SIR,—The suggestion just made to present a testimonial to Mr G. Willett, who, I think, is well worthy of it, is one entitled to ready acceptance. He has done a great deal for the Garrick Society, and also in aid of charitable purposes. I have just learned that he is about leaving this district for London, and the least we oug-ht to do is to give him a suitable testimonial co testify our appreciation of his admirable efforts to please and amuse us.-I am, yours truly, t THESPIS. 1
AMBULANCE WORK AT COGAN. DISTRIBUTION OF CERTIFICATES. The distribution of certificates to the successful members of the Cogan branch of the above asso- ciation took place in the Methodist Schoolroom, Cogan, on Friday evening, in the presence of a large gathering of people. County Councillor F. H. Jotham presided in the unavoidable absence of Mr T. R. Thompson, J.P., and a very enjoyable concert was first gone through, Mr P. Thorne's violin solos being much appreciated. Songs were also well rendered by Mr J. F. Proud, Miss Tonkin, Mr Quintrell, Miss J. Morgan, Miss Hopkins, Mr Parry, Messrs Carston and Parry, and Mr Proud's Male Voice Party acquitted them- selves in good style. Miss Jessy and Mr R. A. Lewis accompanied.-In presenting the certificates Mr Jotham said he had watched the progress of the class with great pleasure. The St. John's Ambulance Society was instituted in 1877, and in view of amelioration of the sufferings from accident the County Council and Municipal Authorities had taken advantage of the Technical Education Act to establish classes in different parts of the county, and the Cogan class was one of those. The Cogan branch should be con- gratulated upon going through such good work. He attended the examination, and was pleased with the way the memoers went through their work. Sixteen members were examined, three being absent, and the sixteen all passed. (Applause.) This meeting was promoted for the purpose of defraying the expense for the procuration of appliances to carry on the class next session, to commence in October, when he hoped many others would join.-The certificates were then presented, and a most interesting demonstration of first aid work was skilfully given by the members of the class. -County Councillor Shepherd proposed a vote of thanks to the Chairman, and alluded to the many advantages of the Technical Education Act accruing to young people. — Mr E. B. Riley seconded, and moved a vote of thanks to the singers, which Mr Griffiths seconded.—The pains- taking secretary of the class is Mr Griffiths, stationmaster, Cogan, to whose able and energetie services the success of the class is mainly due. The following are the names of the members of the class receiving the certificates :—William T. Phillips, W. Mutter, Morris Nicholas, W. Treharne T. Davies, T. Watts, W. Carston, Dan Davies, Fred* Lansdowne, A. J. Griffiths, R. A. Lewis, D. Davies* A. Howell, E. Lake, F. Winstone, and W. Morgan*
SHOCKING TREATMENT OF A WIFE AT LLANDOUGH. A PRIEST IN TROUBLE. On Monday last, at Penarth Police Court—before Major Thornley and Mr J. Duncan-Catherine Priest, of Llandough, a woman of downcast ap- pearance, charged her husband, Charles Priest, who did not appear, with an assault and breach of the peace on the 10th ultimo. After midnight on. the date named, Mrs Priest said, her husband came to the house, and tried to "bang the door in," but. she withstood his efforts from inside. He again visited the house, however, at later hour, and forcing his way inside he attempted to "q..o for her," saying he would give her enough iii ten. minutes. She was afraid he would take her life. Her husband assaulted her before about sevea months ago, but he had not maintained her for two years.—The Bench ordered a warrant to be issued.
A PENARTH TRUANT SENT TO A REFORMATORY. » S The Penarth magistrates (Mr J. Duncan and Major Thornley) on Monday last ordered a boy named Charles Shepherd, son of Henry Shepherd, of Penarth, to an industrial school fervour years, upon the information of the PeiisAh School Board, for habitual traancy. Mr J. Matthew*- proved the case. W