PENARTR PIER CONTRACTORS AND THEIR WATCHMAN. WHAT CONSTITUTES A WEEK'S WORK ? On Monday last, at Penarth Police Court (before Mr Valentine Trayes and Mr John Duncan), James Thorne, a labourer. sued Messrs Maysh Bros., contractors of the Penarth Pier, for Ss, balance of wages due to him. Complainant deposed that he was engaged by defendant's foreman at £ 1 a week, not to work, but simply as watchman.—Defendant admitted that plaintiff had worked 69 hours, but that he ought to hava worked 109 hours, and, therefore, plaintiff had lost 40 hours. He ought to have worked 109 hour- to complete a week's wages of £1 a week.-Tho Chairman I should like to get men at that price.—Defendant It is customary for men to work so.—The Chairman I know a little about watchmen, tOG.-Plaintiff added that when engaged it was understood that the blacksmith would watch on Sunday.—For the defence John Bell, foreman for Messrs Maysh, said plaintiff was distinctly given to understand that .he had to work on Saturday and Sunday. They had no blacksmith on the work.—Joseph Maysh, defendant, denied giving plaintiff work to do. "They had to engage another man to finish the week's watching.—Thorne said he had worked ten or twelve hours in addition to the watching.—An order was made for the payment of 5s to plaintiff,
BARRY & CADOXTON PUBLIC LIBRARIES COMMITTEE. The monthly meeting of the Barry District Public Libraries Committee was held on Thursday evening, the 15th instant, at the Library, Holton- road. Barry Dock, when there were present-Mr D. Roberts (chairman), Dr P. J. O'Donnell, Dr W. Lloyd Edwards, Messrs W. J. Flowers, J. R. Llewellyn, W. Thomas, and E. F. Blackmore (secretary and librarian). THE S PEPORT. Mr Blackmore reported that the number of volumes issued from the library during the past month was 1444, of which 1194 were works of fiction, representing an average of 82 per cent. The number of borrowers' tickets issued during r February was 31, bringing up the total to 677. The amount received by way of fines during the past year was about A 15. NEW BOOKS. It was reported that 300 additional new books were now ready to be placed on the shelves and it was resolved to apply the balance of funds in ihand for the year, about £ 13, to the purchase of -more new volumes. The ratal grant from the .Local Board available during the year was about J6400. APPOINTMENT OF NEW ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN. Mr W. J. Cross sent in his resignation as assistant librarian, and it was unanimously re- solved, on the motion of Dr W. Lloyd Edwards. seconded by Mr J. R. Llewellyn, and supported by the Chairman, that Mr W. Reygens, of the Barry Company's General Offices, be appointed to fill the vacancy. AU BEVOIR." This being the last meeting of the committee for the year, it was stated the new committee would be appointed at the annual meeting of the Local Board in April.
ADULTERATED MILK AT PENARTH. Before the Penarth magistrates (Mr Valentine 'Trayes and Mr John Duncan) on Monday last, Herbani Hawkins, of West Cottages, Penarth, milk seller, was charged with retailing adulterated milk at Penarth on February 2nd. — Mr Ingram, solicitor, Cardiff, defended.-Inspector Rutter said he purchased a pint of milk from defendant on the date named, and paid 2d for it. He divided it into three parts, and sent a part to Swansea to be analysed. Defendant said at the time, This milk -comes by train, and sometimes it is a little short, but it ought to be all right." The public analyst's certificate was to the effect that 80 per cent. of the milk was fresh, and 20 per cent. skim, and the butter was deficient 20 per cent.-Defendant said he fetched the milk from the railway station at eight o'clock, filled his can with the same, and went straight to his customers, and sold some to the inspector. The milk came straight from the chum, and it had not been tampered with.—The Bench said it was their duty to protect the public, .and fined defendant £ 1 and costs.
BARRY AND CADOXTON FINANCE COMMITTEE. A meeting of the Finance Committee of the [Local Board was held on Tuesday afternoon last, at Cadoxton, present—Major-General Lee (chair- man), Dr P. J. O'Donnell, Alderman J. C. Meggitt, Mr J. A. Hughes (clerk), Mr J. C. Pardoe (sur- veyor), and Mr T. W. Lewis (collector). The following bills were passed :—Port Sanitary Authority-Salaries, J. A. Hughes. £6 5s; Dr Neale, £7 10s printing and stationery-Lewis Evans, 9s Peter Davies, 9s Walter Morgan, £ 1 2s- Local Board-Salaries, J. A. Hughes, £ 50; W P. Phillips, £50 J. C. Pardoe, £ 75 Dr. Neale, £18 15s; T. W. Lewis, f31 5s R. Pardoe. £26 Sarah Jones, £ 2 8s Peter Davies, £ 1 5s. Establish- ment-Hutchings Bros., 18s; Samuel Andrews, dS3 6s 4d H. L. Jones, :£1 Is 2d printing and ,stationery-Knight and Co., 12s 6d Lewis Evans, printing, £ 2 4s Roberts and Co., £ 5 15s repairs of highways-David Love, A8 7s 7d John John, £ 12 lis 5d; David Paulett, A37 5s Id; Isaac Thomas, £ 1 Us; scavenging—Mayne Hooper .and Co., £ 2 lis 6d Aveling and Porter, £5 lis printing, advertising, and stationery- Barry flock News, £16 3s 9d; Gas and Water Company, Robin's-lane, f65 9s 2d; Morgan Bros., d £ 3 Is 3d total, £415 16s 8d.—It was decided to recommend to the Board that all accounts be printed.—The Collector reported that he had received during the month 4730 4s 9d of the general district rate, and :£ 77 9s 8d for private improvements.-The books of the clerk, surveyor, collector, and inspector were examined and found correct.
THE BARRY-LLANTWIT COAL, &c., COMPANY. A new seam of coal was struck on Saturday last in the Garth Mountain, Pentyrch. and the announcement of the discovery has caused the greatest excitement and rejoicing in the surround- ing district (including Gwaelodygarth, Taff's Well, and Tongwynlais), which has for years been suffering from the gradual abandonment of once flourishing industries. It has long been suspected that a good seam of coal existed in the vicinity, but hitherto all attempts to find it in a position to be remuneratively developed have ended in dis- astrous failures. Three weeks ago, hcwever, one more attempt was made by a limited company known as the Barry-Llantwit Coal, Stone, and Clay Company. Operations were carried on under the superintendence of Air Ockwell Hawkins, late manager of the Treharris Deep Navigation Colliery, and on Saturday the efforts made were crowned with success, for the seam was struck at a point 21 yards from daylight, and two trams of the mineral were brought out. The seam. which is 4ft. 6in. thick, has been identified as the No. 2 Rhondda or the Rock Vawr seam. The coal is declared to be of excellent bituminous quality. When the workings are opened out employment will be found for fully 500 men. There is also on the tak:ng a good paving-stone quarry, which has been p-nved for a depth of 120 yards, and this also will be opened out us soon us possible.
CORRESPONDENCE. [The Editor desires to state that he does not necessarily 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. ( IS PALM SUNDAY KNOWN IX RURAL WALES ? To the Editor of the "BARRY DOCK NEWS." SIR,-At the Tabernacle Wc-lsh Independent Chapel, Barry Dock, last Sunday morning, Mr Daniel Lewis (one of the deacons), strongly depre- cated the custom of placing flowers, &e., on graves of departed relatives and friends on Palm Sunday. He described the observance as a rotten custom," and said that in country places it was entirely unknown. As an old lady (though not a Welsh one) well versed in Welsh manners and customs, I respectfully beg to differ from Mr Lewis, as in several shires in South Wales the poorer class of graves are white-washed, and the better class thoroughly cleaned and trimmed for the occasion. St. Paul, no doubt, made allusion to this when he uttered, "Beddau wedi eu gwyngalchi." &c. Sul y Blodau" in Wales is synonymous with Palm Sunday in England, as the following amply proves A phan ddelo Sul y Blodau, Nid oes yno gi;1' na brawd I roi gwyrdd-ddail a phosiau Ar lwm fedd y dyn tylawd. To place flowers, &c., on graves, I maintain to be a most sacred tribute to the dead, but I do not agree with the way it is celebrated in some of our large towns, as it often more resembles a pleasure fair than a conscientious day of duty.—Yours, &c., Cadoxton. MRS. SMITH. SICK HEADACHE. To the Editor of the BARRY DOCK NEWS." DEAR SIR,—Mrs Wyatt, of 34, Upper Green, Newcastle-under-Lyne, states that after suffering excruciating tortures—in the way of pains between the shoulders and across the bowels, sick head- aches, and fainting feelings—for nearly twenty- two years, and having spent no end of money on doctor's medicine to no avail, was entirely cured r two years ago by taking four bottles of Gwilym Evans' Quinine Bitters, and has not been troubled since. She lately purchased a bottle for her husband, who has since derived great benefit from the first bottle.-Yours faithfully, D. H. OXEN, A.P.S., Chemist, Newcastle, Staffs. See that the name Gwilym Evans is on stamp label, and bottle. There are numerous imitations THE RECENT FOOTBALL INCIDENT AT CADOXTON-BARRY. To the Editor of the BARRY DOCK NEWS." SIR,-In the last issue of the Barry Dock News a letter appears over the signature of John Wood- field re the incident that occurred at the football match between Cardiff and Barry District on March 3rd. The writer of the letter refers to a leaderette that appeared in your issue of March 9th, and he asks the question what is meant by the allegation that we were induced on certain grounds to leave the Barry team ? As regards inducement I am not in a position to say anything, but in respect to that part of the letter will John Woodfield explain to the public the reason of the Cardiff captain's visit to himself on September 18th, also the visit to himself and others on the 21st of September ? The visit cannot be placed on the footing of friendship between the visitor and visited. As for the writer being his own master that is a childish assertion, calling for no notice further than to call public attention to a bit of brag as to playing for whom he likes. I am not aware that anyone has informed him that he cannot, but when it comes to the assertion that the Barry Club had not had the chance to select him I would like him to explain away his offer of play- ing in friendly matches for the District club when he was not playing for Cardiff. The offer was made on the last Tuesday but one in the month of October last, opposite the free library buildings in Holton-road. As to his not being a member of the Barry District Club this season, can he explain this question ? If a person attends a meeting held for a certain purpose, and accepts office, does he, or does he not, become a member of the association for which the meeting was called ? I find that at a meeting of the Barry District Club, held at the Witchill Hotel, on July 24th, 1893, John Woodfield had the honour of proposing four resolutions, and John Woodfield also accepted the vice-captainship of the Barry District Club. For confirmation of the latter statement, I refer to your report in your issue of the 28th of July from the pen of your own reporter. I also find that John Woodfield took the chair at a committee meeting of the club on August 21st. As to the statement of John Woodfield that he has not been a member of the district club this season. I will leave that to the public to judge, considering he has also played for the District on the 16th of September last. In referring to the latter part of the letter, if the writer wishes to know who made the statement respecting crippling any one—he need not try and put the blame on the district men-a member of the club he represents stated during the week that he intended crippling a couple of the Barry men on Saturday, As to riding rough- shod over the homesters, which member of the Cardiff club bet half-a-gallon of beer that Cardiff would score in three minutes from the start ? As to the conduct of the spectators, I should like any one to inform me of anything that occurred (except the cry that was uttered two or three times of "Play up Barry, Cardiff, and Shrews- bury ") until one of the Cardiff players commenced swearing at the referee. As to the writer being the other two's keeper, what he meant by that only himself knows. As for the way the team were treated, I cannot understand what that statement was made for, as the only one that came into notice was the one who created the distur- bance.-I remain, yours, &c., JOHN H. WOODWARD, Cadoxton. BARRY PILOTAGE REPRESENTATION. To the Editor of the BARRY DOCK NEWS." To the Editor of the" BARRY DOCK NEWS." SIR,-May I crave space for a few words in answer to the letter which appeared in your last issue signed by One deeply interested in Barry." I could have wished that the writer of that letter had the manliness to have signed his proper name, and then the Barry pilots would have known what value to attach to the opinions therein expressed, but, assuming for the moment that he is in a position to express any opinion on the subject, of which he writes, I should like to say in self- dafence, that the previous letter signed by Mr Jonathan Lewis and myself was written after careful consideration, and I abide by the position I then took up. One deeply interested in Barry may not be aware that Mr Lewis and myself are on the Barry Pilotage Board in order to look after the interest of the pilots, and it is for that reason that I have thought it right to do my very utmost to prevent the harbour being closed, or so reduced as to be of little practical use. I may remind One o"1v interested that the Barry Company pro- lIilSJl the committees of the House of Lords and Commons when they got their Bill, that they would maintain the harbour after their dock was made in its then condition, and they thereby laid themselves under Statuary obligation to do so. There is at the present moment, and has been for some few years past, a very strong feeling amongst the seafaring interest to establish more" harbours of refuge than at present exist, and considering that Barry Harbour is practically the only harbour of refuge for small craft on the northern coast of the Bristol Channel, it would be more to the credit of the Barry Company if they would seek powers from the Board of Trade to widen, deepen, and light, and bring the existing harbour so that it might become available to not only strangers but also a larger class of vessels free of expense. I have not now, nor ever had, any antagonism to the Barry Dock Company as such, and were it not that I, in common with many other pilots think that the Company are l now seeking to deprive pilots and owners of small craft of a harbour which has, up to the present, always been available for them, and has been the means of enabling many to shelter and save their lives and craft, I should not even now be found to be against the Barry Company, but I consider that so long as I am supposed to represent the interest of pilots on the Barry Pilotage Board I must act conscientiously in accordance with my convictions. It is absurd for your correspondent to state that I am against the Barry Bill. I am not. And so far as dock extension or improve- ments for the carrying on of the trade are con- cerned they will not find that I, in my small way, would be likely to do anything to prevent them. On the contrary, since I have held a Barry licence, I have had the confidence of the owners of the Barry Dock, and it is not possible for them, or the pilots, to bring up against either myself or Mr Lewis a single case in which the interests of the pilots have not had the most careful con- sideration, and even if a pilot who only held a Barry licence were the representative of the pilots on the Pilotage Board I do not think it would be possible for him to do better. As regards the suggestion that no Cardiff pilot, or apprentice, should in future have a Barry license, I think if the Barry Pilotage Board have the real interests of the Barry Dock at heart they will always have a sufficient quantity of ex- perienced Cardiff pilots and apprentices holding their license in order that the Barry Dock may not get a bad name through careless navigation. I say this with no feeling of disparagement to pilots and apprentices of other poms, but I know that the Cardiff men are, on the whole, good and capable men. In conclusion, I believe that I am acting in the real interests of pilots and their posterity by taking the course I am, and if my small efforts are successful in preventing the Barry Company from practically closing up the harbour, the time will come when the Barry pilots them- selves will be thankful that I had the courage to stand up on their behalf. I hope that I shall always be found to stand up for the rights and interests of the pilots, whether it be in depriving them of a harbour of refuge, or of their full rates of pilotage, or any other matter.—Yours truly, WILLIAM SANDERS. 9, Beauchamp-street, Cardiff, March 17th, 1894. CLASHING OF DATES OF THE COGAN AND DINAS POWIS FLOWER SHOWS. To the Editor of the BARRY DOCK NEWS." SIR,-In your last issue I read an explanation of the above, which, not being as fully stated as it might have been, is mis-leading—and, with your permission, I will place the matter fully and fairly before your readers. About four years ago—before the Dinas Powis Society was in existence—we, un- knowingly at the time, decided upon the same date for our show as that fixed by the Cardiff committee, and, as we were the sufferers, we passed the following resolution :—" That the Cogan Show shall in future be held on the Wednesday succeeding the Cardiff Show." A few days previous to this year's meeting of the Dinas Powis Society it was reported to me that our date was to be taken by the Dinas Powis people. This induced me to write to Mr Mockford explaining when our show would be held, and asking him not to clash with us. as I wished to avoid any rival spirit be- tween the shows. My letter was read at the Dinas Powis meeting, and it was stated, so I am informed by a member of the Cardiff Flower Show Com- mittee, that in all probability the Cardiff Show would be held in the middle of August, as usual; and, after consulting an almanac, this same gentleman proposed, in spite of what I had said in my letter, that the Dinas Powis Show be held on August 22nd, the Wednesday following the prob- able date of the Cardiff Show. Still thinking that we might possibly avoid a clashing, I wrote to General Lee again fully explaining matters, but he replied in his usual gentlemanly way, adding that he thought there was room for both shows on the same day. Considering that we were the older society, that I asked the Dinas Powis secretary not to select the Wednesday following the Cardiff Show, and that a clashing would certainly not benefit the cottagers-whom the Cogan society certainly aims to encourage and benefit-I was very much dis- appointed at the result of my letters.. I certainly think we are not in the least to blame, and I am sure that the cottagers will admit that it will be for their benefit for the shows not to be beld on the same day, and I further venture to think they will admit that I have done my best to avoid any clashing or ill-feeling in the matter. I am sorry the Dinas Powis people should refer to Mr Brown as the representative from Cogan." I understand he was invited by the secretary to attend the meeting, Jie being a subscriber to the society. I would further add that Mr Brown was not on our committee last year, neither is he this year, thus he knew nothing more of our doings than most of the people in the meeting. In conclusion, I would ask the cottagers of the district to believe that my reason in wishing to avoid a clashing of dates was solely for their benefit, they being the people the Penarth and Cogan working-men's society aims at encouraging chiefly. Thanking you, and wishing success to both shows,—I am, yours, &c., R. A. LEWIS, Hon. Sec., Cogan Flower Show. THE ALLEGED NUISANCE AT WENVOE, To the Editor of the" BARRY DOCK NEWS." SIR,-A slight error occurred in the report published of the alleged nuisance at Wenvoe on the 15th inst. It stated I referred to "four bed- rooms." As a matter of fact, I only referred to the number of the occupants, for the simple reason that I avoided going over the building when it was finished last May, and, except that I have been told there are six bedrooms," I have no idea what the A300 Wenvoe Post-office" consists of, except a poky ix-r vile public to transact their business in.-I am, &c., The Ty-pica, Wenvoe. GERTRUDE JENNER. THE CHURCH LADS' BRIG AD E.-LETTER FROM LORD CHELMSFORD. To the Editor of the "BARRY DOCK NEWS." SIR,—I should feel very grateful if you would allow me to appeal, through your columns, for donations and subscriptions towards the expenses of the Church Lad's Brigade, of which H.R.H. the Duke of Connaught is the president and the Archbishop of Canterbury a vice-president. Al- though only two years in existence, this admirable movement has developed with a rapidity which shows how completely it has met with the approval of the parish workers. There are at present, in different parishes throughout the United Kingdom, upwards of two hundred companies, composed of lads ranging between 12 and 18 years of age, organised by, and working under, clergymen and lay helpers and applications to headquarters for the formation of new companies are continually received. This rapid development of the move- ment has brought serious strain upon the nuances and the Executive Committee fear that, unless they receive substantial aid, the progress of the movement will be seriously restricted. I trust that this appeal will not be in vain, and that all those who recognise the value of training lads before they go out into the world, in habits of obedience, discipline, good manners, and respect for authority and religion, will help us liberally, according to their means. Donations may be sent to the Brigade Secretary," Church Lads' Brigade, CL.vi.oa House, Westminster, or to the London Joint Stock Bank, Pall Mall, S.W. The secretary, moreover, will be ready to afford the fullest infor- mation on all points connected with the Brigade, to any person who may desire it. CHELMSFORD, Chairman Executive Committee. 5, Knaresborough-place, Cromwell-road, S.W. CARDIFF PILOTS AND BARRY. To the Editor of the BARRY DOCK NEWS." SIR,-In your last week's issue I noticed a letter to the Barry Pilotage Board by One Deeply Interested in Barry." I can only regret the individual did not sign his name, so that we might know who he is. But relative to the contents of his letter, for myself, I wish to say that the two pilots on the Board were elected by the pilots of Cardiff to represent them, which they have doubt- less hitherto done. But in the matter of the alleged present action of one of them, if I did not hold a Barry licence, and hiwl any desire to obtain one, I should say I was mis-represented than otherwise, more especially as anyone can see the pilot referred to has his relatives, and those he is interested in, in the Barry pilotage service. Several pilots whom I have spoken to are of the same way of thinking, but, may I add. it is not just or kind to visit the sins of the fathers upon the children." and the preparation, for service and experience, by the apprentices ought to be the material from which pilots should be selected when any vacancies occur. Thanking you for the insertion of this.—I am. sir, EDWARD EDWARDS, Cardiff and Barry pilot. Cardiff, March 20, 1894.
PENARTH PUBLIC BATHS COMMITTEE. A meeting of the Penarth Public Baths Com- mittee was held on Monday evening last, under the presidency of Mr T. Bevan. There were also present—Messrs R. Bevan, George Pile. W. B. Shepherd, J. Y. Strawson, Ivor Evans (surveyor), and J. W. Morris (clerk). THE HACKNEY CARRIAGES AND THE SHELTER. The Surveyor reported that the cabmen's shelter was in a very dirty condition. The rules and notices had been torn, and no system of order was observed there.—The committee decided that the surveyor be given power to enforce order at the shelter, in the event of the Board's regulations being disobeyed, it being determined that the licence of the driver so offending should be withdrawn. — On the motion of Mr Pile, it was determined that notice be given the cabmen that their licenses expired on the 25th instant, and that fresh applications be made for the same.—It was also determined that a clause be placed in the licenses giving the Board power to terminate the same at any time. THE PUBLIC BATHS, At the suggestion of the surveyor, it wan resolved to purchase a punching machine, so that a check might be kept on the baths' tickets. Several improvements at the baths recommended by the surveyor were agreed to, and Mr Pile re- marked that he should like the surveyor to be instructed to see that the fireman looked after the boiler and kept it clean.-The Surveyor said not only was the boiler wanting attention, but the engine and the whole place, which was in a dirty state, and had been suffered to get in a very bad condition through inattention. APPLICATION BY THE SWIMMING CLUB. An application from the Penarth Swimming Club was read for tickets at a reduced rate, and it was decided that, as in other cases, the club be allowed a reduction of 30 per cent., by taking a certain number of tickets. TEMPORARY BOAT INSPECTOR. The Chairman and Surveyor were instructed to appoint a boat inspector jpro tern for the Easter holidays.
APENARTH CONFECTIONER AND HIS WIFE, A SEPARATION NEEDED. At Penarth Police-court on Monday last (before Mr Valentine Trayes and Mr John Duncan), Mrs Anora Gilbert, of 76, Glebe-street. Penarth, applied for a separation order against her husband, Rufus Gilbert, for threats and ill-treatment. Mrs Gilbert said her husband had sold his interest in the business as a confectioaer to her for 49, and then afterwards came back, and would not leave the house. He had threatened to do for her, and told her that in a few days she would be in eternity. Complainant being unable to specify any particular recent date upon which her husband had threatened her, the magistrates advised her to consult a solicitor.
PENARTH LOCAL BOARD AND THE TAFF COMPANY'S BILL. At a meeting of the Penarth Local Board held on Monday evening last, Mr T. Bevan in the chair, a communication was read from the solicitor to the Taff Vale Railway regarding the proposed acquisition by the company in the Parliamentary Bill of the road forming the eastern approach to the Penarth Railway Station. To safeguard the interests of the public and property-owners adjoining the station, the Company have, on the interference of the Local Board, consented to amend their clause to read as follows :— Certain lands on the west side of, and adjoining, the Company's Penarth Station, and forming the eastern end of the approach road to the up plat- form at that station, shall be deemed to be vested in the company, freed from the jurisdiction or control of any local or road authority, and the company may hold and use the same accordingly, and shall maintain the same and the pavement, kerbing, and channelling now existing on the northern side thereof, provided always that the Company shall not, or the said lands, or any part thereof, erect or permit to be erected any fence, building, or other structures, and the said lands shall be, at all times hereafter, kept free, and open as a way for persons, horses, carts, and carriages to and from the lands or houses abutting on the said lands without any let hindrance or interference by the said Company, and all persons occupying any premises adjoining or abutting upon such lands shall have full right and liberty to open the same for the purpose of laying or repairing any gas main, water main, or pipes, or laying an electric cable, such persons making good and restoring the said road to the satisfaction of the Company's engineer, provided that in laying or repairing such mains, pipes, or cable, there shall be no unnecessary interference with the free passage of vehicles and persons to and from the said station."—The Clerk (Mr J. W. Morris) was instructed to write to the Taff Company agreeing with the clause as amended.
APPLICATION FOR A SUMMONS FOR ASSAULT AT PENARTH. "STRUCK WITH A CARDIFF CONSTABLE." On Monday last, at Penarth Police-court (before Mr Valentine Trayes and Mr John Duncan), Catherine Russel. Penarth, applied for a summons against John McKiver, of 72, East-terrace, Cardiff, for assaulting her at her house on the previous Friday. The summons was granted, and the applicant then asked what she should do further, as on the Saturday defendant, when she went to his house, "he struck her with a Cardiff constable two or three times." (Laughter.)—Mr Morris (the clerk) Will you take out a summons for that also ?—Defendant No, I think the one will be sufficient.
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LOCAL FOOTBALL. PENARTH A Y. TONDU. The return encounter between the above teams was played at Tondu on Saturday last in fine weather, and before a large crowd. In the first half Tondu were awarded a free, and Matthews kicked a grand goal. Murphy scored a try which was not converted. Half- time score—Tondu, one goal one try one minor: Penarth A, one minor. In the second hall play was of an even character, Penarth having the osst of the tight scrums and Tondu in the loose. The home backs exhibited some very pretty passing, and ill-luck alone prevented them from scoring, Penarth conceding several minors. Final score—Tondu, one goal one try four minors Penarth A, one minor. PENARTH v. MORRISTON. Played at Penartb on Saturday- last, with rather a heavy turf, before about one thousand spectators. The Morristonians have show;: exceedingly good form this season, amongst others who have gone down before them being Swansea. Lianeliv (twice), Neath, and Cardiff Harlequins; whilst the Penarthians have also done well, having suffered but few reverses. Alexander was absent from the Penarth team, but the visitors' third line was strengthened by the in- clusion of Conway Rees. The .following was the Penarth team:—Penarth B..ck-C. T. Kirby three- quarter back—R. M. Garrett, H. Kirby, H. E. Mor- gan (captain), and G. W. Shepherd half-back—T. H. Hutchirgsand W. G. Lambert, forward—G. Brown. is E. Eliis, D. Evans, W. B. Gibhs, F. A. Matthews; J. L Lawday, G. Matthews, and Tom Morris.— Final score:—Penarth, one goal, two tries, three minors; Morriston, nil. It was a very poor exhibition of football all through. The Penarthians, however, were much the better team, and should certainly have won by a larger score. Right throughout, the play was rarely out of the Morriston 25. Somehow the visitors seemed all at sea, and when they got the ball they never seemed able to do any good with it. Conway Rees, who turned out for his brother Harry, was suffering from an injured knee, and was, therefore, unable to do himself justice, although he managed to putin some fine kicks. The Morriston forwards, who were in such grand form at the beginning of the season, played a very poor game, and allowed them- selves to be completely overrun by the home eight. Gibbs was in unwontedlv good fettle for Penarth, and put in any amount of useful work. The play of the Penarth team, taken as a whole, lacked that finish which is necessary for scoring, the dash which usually characterises the third line being wanting. Garrett and Morgan, in the centre, did fairly well, but the former's play was at times very selfish. Shepherd, who played wing three-quarter in the first portion and at half in the seoond, was about the best of the lot, and made some splendid openings. Charley Kirby gave a faultless display as custodian. OTHER MATCHES. DINAS POWIS v. GRAXGE STARS.—Played at Dinas Powis on Saturday last. Result: Dinas Powis, two tries, three minors Stars, nil. CADOXTON JUNIORS V. BARRY DRIVERS.— Played at Cadoxton on Saturday last. The drivers, a team got together for the occasion, consisted mainly of Barry Seconds, T Hughes, of the Firsts, also playing for them. At the start the Drivers had the best of the game, and from a line out W Gore scored a try between the posts. The same player failing with an easy place. After the drop out the Juniors played up better, and just before half-time T Griffiths scored in the corner. J Miles made a good attempt to convert, just missing the bar by a few feet. Half-time score :-Barry, one try, one minor Juniors, one try. In the second half the drivers were out-classed, the combination of the Juniors beating them, and T Griffiths scol-ed his second try, J Miles failing to convert. Two minors were scored by the homesters before time was called, when the score stood:—Cadoxton Juniors, two tries, two minors Barry Drivers, one try, one minor. Referee, Mr M. F. Goodman, Holton Crusaders F.C. HOLIDAY FIXTURES. CADOXTON JUNIORS V. PENARTH STARS.— This ma.tch will be played at Penarth on Good Friday. Kick off at 9.30 a.m. The juniors meet at Cadoxton Station at 8.45 in readiness for the nine a.m. train. The following will represent the Cadoxton Juniors :— Back, J. Winch three-quarters, D. Griffiths (capt.), C. Frampton, T. Griffiths, and E. Llewelliu half- backs, Fred Woodfield and W. Davies; forwards, W. Gore, A. F. Hill, J. Davies, J. Meikle, W. Lewis, G. Slocum, M. Evans, and G. Fidler: reserves, D. Trigg, J. Durant, andH. Griffiths referee, J. Miles, Wind- sor F.C. CADOXTON JUNIORS V. PENARTH WINDSORS A."—This match will be played at Penarth to- morrow (Saturday). The Juniors leave Cadoxton by the 2.30 train, and will be represented by the above team. BARRY Loco TRAINMEN v. TRAFFIC TRAIN- MEN—A match between these teams will be played on Good Friday, at the Castle Field, Barry, for the benefit of the widows and orphans' fund of the A.S.R.S. The following will be the teams :—Loco— Back, George Raines three-quarter back, J. Russell, R. Smiles, D. Miles, and C. Sanders half back, George Davies and Burt Hobbs (captain); forward, W. Henchell, J. Evans, R. Morgan, E. Parry, W. Thomas, R. German, F. Cox, and D. Davies. Reserves, F. Burgess, T. Davies, and F. Slocombe. Trtffic-Baclr R Cook (captain); three-quarter back, W. Greatrex, J. Sheen, T. Greatrex. and E. Kirby; half-back, W. Chick and R. Davies; forward, T. Williams, H. Shepherd, T. Shepherd, E. James, D. L. Lewis, J. Cook, E. Davies, and R. Pritchard. Kiek off at 11.30 a.m. Referee, Mr A. J. Medcroft. CADOXTON JUNIORS v. MERTHYR TYDVIL.—To be played at Merthyr on Easter Monday. Cadoxton team leave by the 9 a.m. train, and will be represented by the same team as will play on Friday and Saturday. ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL. BARRY TOWN SECOND A.F.C. v. ST. MARGARBT A.F.C., CARDIFF. This match was played on Saturday last, at the Castle Field, Barry, in splendid football weather. Barry were poorly represented, while St. Margaret's put a strong team on the field, having also two members of the Penarth Swifts' Club playing for them. The following were the teams :-Barry Town -Goal, T. Davies; back, H Robertsand C. Trathern: half-back, R. Phillips, A. Williams, and C. Buekland; forward—right, W. Hood and W. Buekland centre; P. Howarth left, P. Haigh (captain) and W. Beddoe. St. Margaret—Goal, H. Sanders back, J. Nell and C. Nell; half-back, H. Bain, P. Becker, and G. Handcock, forward—right, W. P. Williams (captain) and H. Blight; centre, W. Becker; left. T. Holtham and C. Herbert. The visitors kicked off, and heading a good rush came near scoring, the ball striking the posts. Soon after the kick-out another goood shot from one of the Saints went over the posts. The visiting forwards, who were much heavier than the homesters, now pressed, but the Barry backs played well, and fairly held their own. From a rush from half-way the Saints kicked a goal, which was not allowed owing to off-side play. A good return from the kick-out sent the ball to the home back, who held it, a free being allowed near the posts, but nothing resulted. Some even play now resulted, and P. Howarth. getting the ball near the three-quarter line, took it to within about five yards of the line, where he passed to Hood, who kicked through. Immediately after the kick-out, the ball was sent to Trathen, the home back, who again held the ball, and from a free kick Nell kicked through. At half-time the score stood equal, a goal having been registered by both sides. After the change of sides St Margaret pressed, and the forwards, dribbling up, rushed the ball through. Some after, by a raid on the home goal, the ball was again rushed through. Play of a very even and uninteresting character now took place, and the Saints, who had the best of the game throughout, asrain added to their score. At the call of time the score stood :-St Margaret, four goals Barry, one. Referee, Mr H. Pearce, Barry. HOLIDAY FIXTURES. PONTYPRIDD PRINTERS V BARRY DISTRICT.— On Good Friday, at the Witchill grounds, when the following will represent the home team:—Goal, J. King: back, J. Barratt and G. Williams: half-back, R. Havard, J. Parry, and E. Evans: forwards, R. Ashton, G. Griffiths, F. W. Thomas, F. Hood, and W. McCormick. Reserves. Callaghan, Day. and Russell. BARRY DISTRICT v. ABERGAVENNY.—At Aber- gavenny. on Saturday, the team to represent the District being the following :—King, Barratt, Williams, Havard, Parrv, Evans, Ashton, Griffiths, Thomas, Drew, Hood, McCormick, Callaghan, Day, and Russell. NEWPORT v. BARRY Tows.-Tho return match between these two clubs will be played at Newport to-morrow (Saturday), when the Town will be re- presented by ;-Goal-keeper, C. Munn: back, J. Evans and E. Knobbs; half-back, E. Holmes, E. Griffiths, and A. N. Other; forwards—left, D. Thursby and G. Blackwell; centre, W. Salisbury; right. J. Jenkins (captain) and J. Taylor. Reserves- W. H. Buekland. E. Davies, and O. Buekland, The i train leaves Barry Station 10.15 a.m.
A PENARTH PAWNBROKER j ROBBED. AN ASSISTANT SENT FOR TWO MONTHS HARD LABOUR. Herbert Dickinson. late assistant to Mr Hyman Harris, pawnbroker, of Glebe-street, Penarth, was charged at Penarth Police-court on Monday last (before Mr Valentine Trayes and Mr John Duncan) with stealing £ ^0. the property of Mr Harris, on different dates since August last. Mr Belcher appeared for the prosecution. After detailing the facts of the case (as already reported in the Barry Dock News), Mr Belcher said there was a. peculiarly hard and cruel element in the case. Mr Harris, through an affliction, had been deprived of his eyesight, and this assistant, in whom every confidence was placed, had by means of his master's infirmity systematically robbed him.- Prosecutor said the defendant entered his employ in August, 1893, and remained there till Wednesday last. Defendant was engaged at :jOs a month, together with his board and lodgings, and during that period he had missed sums of money. On the 13th of February defendant gave him notice, and he then inquired what money he had been spend- ing. and witness discovered that it had been con- siderably more than the wage paid. On the 13th instant, after business hours, defendant asked witness to settle up with him. He asked defen- dant how much he had spent, and he replied about £ 10. Witness said he had spent more, and his wife read out a list that had been made out of money spent by defendant. He made no reply, and left. The defendant next morning said he was very sorry, and admitted robbing prosecuter of £ 30. but would work it out if he would give him a chance. He added he had taken the money from the till.—Inspector Rutter repeated his evidence given at Barry Dock Police-court. He found 5s 9d in new coins at defendant's lodgings, and prisoner handed him a list of sums of money he had spent. -Defendant pleaded guilty, and asked the Bench to be lenient as it was his first offence.-Sent for two months' hard labour.
DISTRIBUTION OF AMBULANCE CERTIFICATES AT PENARTH. ENCOURAGING REMARKS BY THE MAGIS- TRATES. Before the commencement of the ordinary business at Penarth Police Court on Monday last the magistrates — Mr S. Bachelor (chairman), Colonel Guthrie, Mr Valentine Trayes, Mr T. Pyke Thompson, and Mr John Duncan—presented four- teen police constables of the Penarth division with St. John Ambulance certificates. The instructor of the class is Dr Bird. Penarth, and the examiner Dr Cook, of Cardiff. The Chairman said the Bench had much pleasure in distributing these certificates, and to find the members had attended the class so faithfully and obtained these distinctions. They hoped the constables would continue to receive instruction in such excellent work. and progress till they reached a thoroughly efficient degree. The certificates were then presented, but, firstly Police-constable Ebenezer Rees was presented with the silver medal, having passed the third examin- ation. Second certificate Sergeant C. Shattock, R. H. Thomas, and C. Boulton. First certificate Inspector Rutter, C. Brown, E. Parsons, C. H. Morgan. Abraham. I. Tucker, B. Skyrme, David Evans. J. Angus. R. Berry, and D. Thomas. Mr Bachelor said he was pleased to see all had passed, and trusted the members would be the means of doing valuable service for their fellow creatures. Colonel Guthrie also complimented the constables upon the excellent work in which they took sueh an interest. It was pleasing to see so many constables in the class, and it showed they were showing of what valuable service they were to the county. — County Councillor Jotham returned thanks to the Banch on behalf of the County Council for their kindness and interest in dis- tributing the certificates.
GRAND MUSICAL EVENING AT COGAN. On Thursday evening last a very successful high-class concert took place at the Methodist Free Church, Cogan. The edifice was well filled with an appreciative audience. In opening the proceedings, the Rev Mr Coupe stated that owing- to the death that morning of the mother of their esteemed conductor (Mr J. Proud) he would not be able to take part that evening. He was only expressing the sentiments, he was sure, of all when lie said they deeply sympathised with the family in the bereavement which had come upon them. The choir of the chapel opaoed the proceedings with a spirited rendering of the part song "We rock away," Mr R. A. Lewis wielding the batoit. The parts were well balanced, and, as :t result, all the other part songs were rendered in a manner which reflected credit upon the singers and their conductor. Mr W. Stephenson's glee party sang Berger's Night, lovely night." with taste and expression, for which they were warmly applauded. Of the professional element nothing but praise can be given. Never has a tenor of the character of Mr W. Evans so delighted a Cogan audience, his tonetvoicing. and manner being far above the average. In response to an encore he rendered "The Holy ^ity in a. faultless manner. Miss Morfydd Williams (Car- diff) and Madam Louie Rees acquitted themselves well. both at the piano and songs. Madam Rees kindly played a pianoforte solo, Sabbath chimes," to fill a blank caused by Mr Proud's absence. Miss G. Atkinson and Miss H. Williams, two local ladies, met with flattering receptions, and, no doubt, at future concerts they will further enhance the good impression they made on Thursday night. Miss Morfydd Williams and Mr R. A. Ltwis accompanied the songs.—Mr R. Bevan proposed a vote of thanks to the choir and singers for the treat they had given. They were all, he said, deeply grieved at the bereavement which had overtaken Mr Proud by the loss of his mother. Not only was it a loss to the husband and family, but a loss to the Christian Church as well.—Mr Lace seconded, and the proceedings terminated with the singing of the National Anthem. The programme was as follows :— Part song, We rock away." Choir pianoforte solo, Sabbath chimes." Madame L. Rees solo, Beauty, sleeps," Madame L. Rees Rocked in the cradle of the deep." Mr W. Stephenson and Party; solo. Calvary," (Rodney), Miss M. Williams; anthem, Hail to the brightness," choir; solo, Pilgrim" (S. Adams). Mr R. W. Evans: solo, Ora Pro Nobis," Miss G. Atkinson (encored): ode, Morning prayer" (Mendelssohn), Choir solo, The Holy City (Hatton). Mr R. W. Evans, (encored), Good company duett, "Maying," Madame Rees and Mr R. W. Evans; recitation, Miss Harriet Williams: solo, Dear heart" (Mather), Miss M. Williams; glee, Sleighing jrToc" (Dr Parry), Choir solo, I-, Let me dream again," Madame L. Rees ode, '-Night, lovely night" (Bergen), Mr W. Stephenson and Party solo," Plymouth Sound (Jude), Mr R. W. Evans glee, Sleep, gentle lady (Bishop), Choir God Save the Queen."
PALM SUNDAY AT BARRY AND PENARTH. Palm Sunday this year was most genial and bright so far as the weather was concerned, and many hundreds of persons visited the various churchyards and other burying places at Barry, Cadoxton, Merthyrdovan Cemetery. St. Andrew's, Penarth, Sully, &c., where the beloved mounds cont lining the remains of ths revered departed were do.-o-ntr-' wit s fblvJ uibutes of alfeetlpj} i of tile l.YUlg.