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IMPORTANT MEETING OF THE HEALTH COMMITTEE AT CADOXTON-BARRY. THE NEED OF PERMANENT HOSPITALS FOR THE DISTRICT. THE BOARD SHALL NOT SCHEDULE SULLY ISLAND. The monthly meeting of the Health Committee of the Barry and Cadoxton Local Board was held on Monday evening last at Cadoxton, present-Dr P. J. O'Donnell (chairman of the board) presiding pro tern., Mr J. Jewel Williams, Mr J. Arthur Hughes (clerk), Mr J. C. Pardoe (surveyor), Dr Neale, J.P. (medical officer), and Mr A. E. Leyshon (sanitary inspector).-On the motion of Mr J. J. Williams, Dr O'Donnell was re-elected chairman of the committee for the remainder of the present year. MEDICAL OFFICER'S QUARTERLY REPORT. Dr Neale presented his report as medical officer for the first quarter of the present year. The deaths number 50, 28 males and 22 females, show- ing a death-rate of 11-9 per 1,000 per annum of the population. The births numbered 182, 82 males and 100 females, the average being 43'6 per thousand. By way of infectiousdisease,33 cases were returned by the medical fraternity during the quarter, of which twelve were scarlet fever and three small-pox. Two of the latter, it would be remembered, arrived from Havre on the 20th February, and the third was the caretaker of the hospital, who contracted the disease while in attendance upon the other patients. Every possible precaution had, however, been taken to prevent the spread of the epidemic. Dr Neale also pointed out that the temporary hospital at Barry Dock, being built of wood, and being structurally defec- tive, it was difficult to provide adequate isolation between the rooms, and he urged, therefore, that prompt steps be taken to provide a permanent hospital for the district on the site at the Colcott. Dr Neale closed his report with the remark that the death-rate was very low and the public health exceptionally good for the first quarter of the year. THE PROPOSED HOSPITAL AT THE COLCOT. In connection with Dr. Neale's recommendation that the hospital at the Colcot be proceeded with without delay, the clerk stated he had written to Mr Forrest applying for nine acres of land, belong- ing to the Wenvoe Castle Estate, for purposes in connection with the hospital, but no reply had yet been received; and at the suggestion of the Chairman, it was decided to again write to Mr Forrest, and in the event of no reply being received that an interview be sought. A HORSE AMBULANCE TO BE OBTAINED. Dr. Neale reported that the cost of treating the small-pox cases at the hospital amounted to :£44, and he might state that another case had broken out at Barry, a young man having arrived from Genoa, via Middlesbro', and difficulty was ex- perienced in obtaining a conveyance for the removal of the patient. He would, therefore, suggest that a horse ambulance be obtained to prevent similar delay in future.—The Chairman said the cost of an ambulance could be included in the loan for the establishment of the hospital, and Mr J. J. Williams concurring, it was decided to recommend that designs be obtained of the same by the next meeting. THE INSPECTOR'S OFFICE. The Medical Officer further stated that the room occupied by the sanitary inspector and himself at Cadoxton was far too small for its purposes, and said something should be done to provide addi- tional accommodation.—The Clerk stated that he had made inquiries as to the rent of another house in Vere-street, but nothing further had been done in the matter.—The Chairman thought the matter might be referred to a larger meeting of the com- mittee, or to a joint committee of the board. INSPECTOR'S REPORT. Sanitary-inspector Leyshon's report was read, showing that 151 houses had been inspected dur- ing the past month, in 28 of which nuisances were discovered, and in 94 the closets required proper flushing apparatus. Fifty-four nuisances had been inspected, and in 48 of the cases the notice to abate had been complied with. The scavenging of the district was being carried out satisfactorily and the cow-sheds, dairies, and milk-shops had been inspected and found in a clean and satis- factory condition. There were three infected houses in the district, and out of 85 vessels boarded during the month only four were found with nuisances thereon. SULLY ISLAND AS THE PROPOSED SITE FOR A FEVER HOSPITAL. The Clerk read a letter from the Local Govern- ment Board to the effect that, having carefully considered the local board's application for power to schedule Sully Island for the purposes of a fever hospital for the port of Barry, they regretted they were not prepared to grant an order for this purpose.—The Chairman: That means we are refused permission to schedule Sully Island.—Mr J. J. Williams I never thought we should have permission.-The Chairman What is our next ttep ? It is of no use whatever to go in for elaborate cholera precautions if we cannot get any place to take patients to.-The Clerk The position is a very serious one. Our present hospital cannot be used for cholera purposes because the Barry Company will not allow cases to be brought over their property through the dock to the hospital, and we have no other place to go to in fact, no alternative place was suggested at the inquiry at all.—The Chairman did not think that the Barry Company's attitude in connection with the inquiry was in any way favourable.-The Clerk I don't know what we can do unless it is to let the matter slide.—Dr Neale said if it was decided to erect a hospital for the port at Aber- thaw he thought land could be obtained by nego- tiation. That seemed to him to be the only place available in the district, and he stated on the authority of the old pilots at Aberthaw that there was always a depth of four or five feet of water available at all tides thereat. — Mr J. J. Williams was of opinion that a committee should visit Aberthaw and see whether it was possible to enter as proposed, and in all weathers.-Dr Neale remarked bhat access to Sully Island was not at all convenient even during only comparatively rough weather.—After continued conversation, it was resolved that Mr J. J. Williams, Mr W. Paterson, and Dr Neale be a committee to visit Aberthaw and report thereon. BATHING AT BARRY ISLAND. With regard to the appointment of an inspector of pleasure boats and bathing at Barry Island, Mr J. J. Williams said there was a feeling expressed at the last meeting of the Board that no additional expense should be incurred in the matter.—The Chairman replied no inspector could be obtained without some cost.—Mr J. J. Williams suggested that the assistant inspector of nuisances be told off to act as inspector of baching and pleasure boats during the summer months.- Dr Neale replied it was ridiculous to expect Mr Summerfield to do the work when the inspectors had more than they could properly do already.- In course of a discussion which followed, it was pointed out that there was a difficulty in the way of obtaining the services of a special policeman to act as inspector, and, eventually, the Chairman proposed that an inspector be employed during the summer months, from June to September, at wages of about 30s per week.—Mr J. J. Williams considered the Board was not in a position to pay such a sum at present. Besides, he did not see why the Board should encourage private enterprise in this way. At the same time, he would not object to Dr O'Donnell's recommendation being referred to the Board.—This was then agreed to. MISCELLANEOUS. Several bills were handed in for approval, including one for £361 4s, due to the gas and water company for the public lamps. It was also resolved to take steps to invite tenders for the scavenging work for the remainder of the year and the surveyor brought forward a ■complaint as to the amount of trespass done over the slaughter-house field at Cadoxton. 'Other business was transacted in camera. )
STRONG LETTER TO PEN- ARTH LOCAL BOARD. The following letter, the original of which has been addressed to the Penarth Local Board, has been sent to us for publication To the Chairman, and Members of the Penarth Local Board. SIR AND GENTLEMEN. —I understand that a few days ago you invited tenders for printing. Three tenders were sent in, namely, 18s, 16s, and 6s. Will you kindly explain why the tender for 16s was accepted, when you had an offer for the work to be done for the sum of 6s. If 10s of the rate- payers' money is wasted on a small transaction like this, what would be the amount wasted on a large contract ? It is no wonder the rates are to be Is in the £ under such management. Would you, or any member of the Board, pay 16s for printing knowing the same could be done for 6s. Again, I am informed that a gentleman living in Penarth has over and over again offered to do all the scavenging work of the town for 50 per cent. less-just half what it costs under the man- agement of the present Board. Now, sirs, is it reasonable that the ratepayers of Penarth should pay, say for argument, £2,000 a year for scaveng- ing when it could be done by contract for £ 1,000 ? Only fancy what a difference this would make in the rates-about 3d in the d6. Take another matter, viz., the Stanwell-road private improvements, which cost the ratepayers about f3,000, and what for ? Was it to improve property owned by interested parties, while the poor working-man, with his cottage in Ludlow- street or Plassey-street, has to pay for his own private improvements, and also help to pay a por- tion of the £ 3,000 spent on Stanwell-road ? Is this fair? Let every member of the Penarth Board come to a public meeting of ratepayers, and make a clean breast of all transactions that have taken place in connection with the town for the last seven years, and ask for a vote of confidence. It is just possible you may not feel disposed to answer these questions, but in a few weeks' time the ratepayers of Penarth and Cogan, including Cogan Ponds, will answer these questions for themselves. The rates of Penarth ought not to exceed 8d in the £ G. L. NORRIS.
ANNUAL MEETING OF THE I' COGAN MILITARY BAND. —— The third annual meeting of the Cogan Military Band was held on Friday evening last at the Board Schools, Cogan, when Councillor F. H. Jotham presided, and there were also present Messrs J. Bryant (hon. conductor), John Rees (Corner's Well), J. Snell, R. A. Lewis, &c., and a good attendance of members of the band. Mr R. A. Lewis was appointed secretary pro tem. The t Chairman, in opening, warmly congratulated the band upon the high degree of efficiency they had t reached in such a short time, a fact which re- flected great praise upon the talented conductor, Mr J. Bryant. He regretted that owing to sickness in the family, the president, Mr J. Duncan, J.P., was unable to be present that evening to take the chair. The annual report and balance sheet was presented, the same showing a revenue of R.92 3s 10d., and a balance in hand amounting to £ 3 5s 5d. The largest items shown in the expenditure were A 18 2s for instruments, JE25 5s 6d for uniforms, and £23 Os 6d members' engagement fees. The subscriptions to the band amounted to £ 20 14s 9d. There still remains a debt of £ 70 on the instrument and uniform accounts. The band, which consists of 24 members, attended 17 engagements, 12 being honorary and five financial. The report was unanimously adopted, and considered a satisfactory statement, showing a great improvement upon previous years.—Mr J. Bryant, the efficient and energetic conductor, said the past year had been successful from several standpoints. The discip- line was good, and he was pleased with the present position of the band, the attendance being also larger and encouraging. Mr Bryant gave the members some excellent advice as to the founda- tion of the increased success of the band during the coming year, and thanked the School Board for the use of the school, and also the Rev F. Williams, M.A., the curate, Mr John Duncan, J.P., Mr John Rees, Mr John Manley, and others for the kind assistance shown by them. The following honorary officers were elected :—President, Mr John Duncan; secretary, Mr Robert Cole treasurer, Mr H. Bryant conductor, Mr John Bryant (certifi- cated and associate of college, London) auditor, Mr R. A. Lewis; recorder, Mr F. Lock committee, Messrs L. Snell, T. Hayes, J. Manley, J. Williams, W. Garwood, E. Lewis, W. Finch, and W. Screen. The revision of rules and the question of bands- men's merit of fees were left to the committee for consideration.—It was decided to hold concerts during the year, but other arrangements in con- nection with this matter were left to the committee.—It was decided that the entrance fee for bandsmen be 2s 6d, and it was also resolved to join the S.W.B.B. Association, the annual subscrip- tion being one guinea.—On the motion of Mr Lock, seconded by Mr W. Finch, it was decided to visit, patrons during the summer and at Christmas in aid of the band management fund.—Mr R. A. Lewis' suggestion to open a banking account was adopted also the motion by Mr F. J. Cole to start a management fund, separate from the uniform and instrument fund, 5 per cent. of the receipts of the band to go towards its support.-At the close of the business hear.y votes of thanks were passed to the chairman and Mr R. A. Lewis and others. We should add that Mr J. Rees, Corner's Well, kindly consented to subscribe annually half-a- guinea to the funds of the band.
SERIOUS ACCIDENT AT COGAN. SEVERAL HORSES INJURED. About 5.30 on Friday evening last, a greengrocer named James Sullivan, living in Hewell-street, Cogan, was driving towards Penarth, when his horse suddenly swerved and ran into the three horses drawing a brake, belonging to Messrs Andrews and Son, Penarth. All the animals fell, two of Mr Andrews' horses being so seriously in- jured that they had to be replaced, one receiving an ugly cut on the neck and fetlock injured, and the others received cuts. The shafts of Sullivan's trap were smashed, but fortunately no injury befel any person in the accident, although there were one or two narrow escapes, and the affair caused much excitement.
PAINFUL INCIDENT AT PENARTH POLICE COURT. A FEMALE PRISONER FOUND TO BE INSANE. Penarth Police Court was the scene of a most distressing incident on Monday last. A woman named Elizabeth Hunt, from Penarth, was placed in the dock charged by Mr Superintendent Giddings with being drunk and disorderly.-When the case was called on the Bench (Messrs Valentine Trayes and John Duncan) were informed that the defendant, who had been previously convicted for the same offence, was mentally deranged, and, therefore, not accountable for her actions. The magistrates consequently ordered the poor creature to be returned to the cell, and Dr Nell, the local medical officer, was sent for, and having certified as to her condition, she was ordered to be trans- ferred to the county lunatic asylum at Bridgend. The police charge of drunkenness and disorderly J conduct was, of course, withdrawn.
ANNUAL MEETING OF THE PENARTH LOCAL BOARD. The annual meeting of the Penarth Local Board was held on Monday evening last at the Board's offices, Penarth, Mr D. Morgan being chairman pro tevi., and the other members present were Messrs T. Bevan (the retiring chairman), J. W. Purnell, H. Snell. W. L. Morris, W. B. Shepherd, J. Y. Strawson, R. Bevan, G. Pile, E. B. Riley, J. W. Cole, J. W. Morris (clerk), and Edgar I. Evans (surveyor), &c. ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN AND COMMITTEES. Mr Strawson proposed that Councillor W. B. Shepherd be elected chairman of the board, but Mr Shepherd declined the honour, and Mr Pile moved that, as the first Parish Councils' election would take place in November next, Mr T. Bevan be re-elected chairman for the remainder of the period.-Councillor Shepherd seconded, and it was agreed to. Mr G. Pile moved that all offices and committees remain as at present tuntil November.—Mr Strawson seconded, and it was adopted. The Chairman delivered a short address upon his re-election, thanking the members for the honour conferred upon him, and said he trusted the board would continue to transact the public business for the well-being of the town and the furtherance of its interests. (Hear, hear.) A REQUISITION. The Chairman read a letter from the Rev W. Sweet-Escott, rector of Penarth, containiag a resolution passed at a vestry meeting held in March, calling the attention of the board to the bad state of the road leading to the church, and asking that steps be taken for the improvement of the same.—The matter was referred to the public works committee. MR G. L. NORRIS MAKES COMPLAINTS. A letter was read from Mr G. L. Norris. Penarth, making complaints to the board with reference to several matters. The letter appears in extenso in another column.-At the request of the majority of the members present, the communication was allowed to lie on the table, the Chairman remark- ing it might occupy a place in the archives of the board. (Laughter.) THE FENCING IN OF DOCK-ROAD. Mr Cole drew attention to the recent fatal acci- dent in Dock-road, Penarth, and the remarks of I the Coroner with reference to the necessity for proper fencing being erected thereat.—Mr Snell remarked that the greater portion of the road had I been fenced in with iron railings, and the re- mainder of the fencing was on order. The un- enclosed space was caused by people having taken the wooden railings for firewood.-The Clerk said he had not yet heard from the coroner in the matter. This was all the public business,
IMPORTANT CONCESSIONS TO LOCAL RAILWAYMEN. BARRY EMPLOYEES AND THEIR FAMILIES BENEFIT THEREBY. The executive committee of the South Wales Railwaymen's Society, of which Mr G. H. Taylor, Barry Dock, is one of the local members, have just secured the concession'of privilege tickets at half- fare from the Bristol and Cardiff Steamboat Passenger Companies, and the agitation is being continued in view of similar facilities over the railway services of the country. The concession granted applies to the railwaymen and their wives and families. The postmen of South Wales are moving in the same direction.
EXTENSIVE SHIP REPAIRING AT BARRY DOCK. The s.s. Lady Iveagh, of Belfast, arrived at Barry Dock last week, after being in collision, and was placed in Barry Graving Dock, to undergo extensive repairs to stern and side, necessitac;ag the removal of about twelve plates. The s.s. Bendo, of Liverpool, is in the same dock, having repairs to bow, shell, and keel plates the s.s. Melbridge, of London, for repairs to bottom, about eighty plates having to be removed. The s.s. Gardinia, of Shields, has also been completely overhauled and supplied with new propeller. The steamers Norwood, of West Hartlepool Ratho, of Liverpool; and Harbinger, of West Hartlepool, have likewise just been repaired by the same I company at the Barry Company's Commercial Dry Dock, and the same firm have the Vanduara still in dock.
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REVIEW OF PUBLICATIONS. AMERICA." This new work, written in Welsh, by Mr W. D.. Davies, Scranton, Pa.. has been sent us for review. Our remarks thereon will appear next week.- ED, OUR HOME." The illustrated household weekly, Our Home, is a capital paper for the domestic circle, con- taining entertaining articles on Society, economy, art, and music, &c., and is also devoted to instruc- tive reading on housekeeping, cookery, home economy, fancy work, gardening, beauty and the toilette, domestic law, health, graphology, &e, Notes on dress occupies more than a page of Our Home, and as the paragraphs are original they are the more interesting. There is also a children's page, together with other contributions, including instructions in How to become a solicitor." The pattern given gratis with the current number, of a skirt of pelisse for baby, adds greatly to the value of Our Home as a household weekly.—Price one penny, from bookstalls. &c., or from the publishers, Messrs Macdonald and Martin, 190, Fleet-street, London, E.C. THE MASCOTT." The Mascott, a weekly publication, gives a plentiful supply of interesting reading, and pro- motes several competitions for the purchaser- The current issue deals with The talk of the day," People of importance," Marriage customs," &c., together with several short enter- taining tales. It compares favourably with like periodicals, and is sold at one penny at news- agents, &c., or from the publishers, Messrs the Argus Printing Company, Limited, Temple Avenue and Tudor-street, London, E.C. WALES." There is scarcely a Welshman living who has done greater service for the educational and intel- lectual advancement of the Welsh people than Mr Owen M. Edwards, M.A., Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford, his contributions to the native literature of the Principality having exercised an educative influence upon the public mind unexampled, at. least, for many years past. Nearly three years ago- Mr Edwards brought out his highly popular magazine, Cymru, and the spontaneous and enthusiastic welcome which this monthly work has steadily received at the hands of the masses of the Welsh people shows that they warmly appreciate the efforts towards enlightenment and advance- ment which the enterprising and accomplished editor is so strenuonsly putting forth. I had always believed (Mr Edwards states in his introduction to Wales) that the Welsh peasant was fond of literature and history, but I did not know that this love of knowledge was so deep or so universal until, by means of my Welsh magazine. I was the humble means, to some extent, of guiding their studies." If the opening number is a fair specimen of what" Wales of the future Cymru Fydd- will be. we are quite satisfied that Mr Owen M. Edwards' new venture—a national magazine for the English-speaking parts of Wales-will prove, not only an interesting monthly publication, but also a highly instructive and elevating periodical of Welsh literature, customs, and traditions. The editor hopes that those who have hitherto givem him such valuable help, help without which nothing could have been done, will make TVales as successful in doing good as they have already made Cymru. At this time, the period of the rise of the Welsh intermediate schools, and of the creation of the University of Wales, it is the duty of every Welshman to do what he can to make the lives of his fellow-countrymen better and happier. They have a natural love for literature, and a great desire to know the history of their own country, and we are delighted to welcome Mr Owen M. Edwards in the new path of philanthropic usefulness which he has thus cut out for himself. The maiden number of Wale.f- an advance copy of which has been sent us for review—contains an admirable life-like portrait. of the Right Hon. Lord Aberdare, one of the fathers of the educational movement in the Principality, and amongst the subjects capitally treated upon by various contributors to the open- ing number are The House of Hendra." A Welsh Movement"—an outburst of national feel- ing in Wales of late years, which has manifested itself chiefly in political directions—" The diary of a Welsh Bard" (the immortal Eben. Fardd), articles on "The English-speaking Popula- tion of Wales." and The First Meeting of the Guild of Graduates The Story of Howell Harris' Life." written by himself The History of Wales" (Part 1. giving an outline of Welsh political history) The Court of the University of Wales"; Our Traditions," and "The Litera- ture of Wales (an outline of the history of Welsk literature), together with a number of poetic contributions, including The Bard and the Cuckoo," from the Welsh of Owen Gruffydd, of Llanystumdwy (1643—1730) by the Right Hen. Lord Aberdare.- Wales is published at sixpence- monthly. commencing with the May number, by Messrs Hughes and Son, Wrexham, and Messrs Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co., London.
THE FRAUDULENT "CAPTAIN". AT PENARTH. PRISONER'S IDENTITY NOT YET ESTABLISHED. At Penarth Police-court on Monday last (before Mr J. Duncan and Mr Valentin j Trayes) George Albert Adams, a man of nautical appearance, representing himself as a master mariner, whOI- was smartly arrested by Police-constable Hill at, Barry last week, was charged on remand with obtaining goods of the value of 18s by false pretences, and two bottles of scent, value 6s, from Mr H. J. Aubrey, at Penarth. He was also charged with obtaining food and drink, value 8ø. by false pretences, from Mr J. E. James, a. publican. — Mr Superintendent Giddings, Barry Dock, stated that the prisoner had evidently given. a false description of his identity. He had in- formed the police that he had been connected with a shipping firm in Glasgow, the owners of the steamer Buteshire, but as a result of inquiries they found that the firm named knew nothing of the man.-The prisoner, who is wanted by the police in several parts of the country (principally seaport towns) on similar charges, was again- remanded for a week.
BURGLARY AT BARRY DOCK. During Monday night last the ship's stores at the Barry Graving Dock and Engineering Com- pany's works were burglariously broken into, and between £ 30 and £ 40 worth of goods were stolen. The local county police authorities have the matter in hand, and are endeavouring to trace the guilty party or parties.
A SONG OF SPRING. 0 sunshine, have you made the world all golden With wondrous, magic art, Or can it be this light, so new yet olden. That floods my happy heart ? I cannot tell I only know to-day, Life dances in the sunshine all the way. 0 apple-blossoms all the branches pluming, With feathery sprays of white, A precious flower for me alone is blooming; It opens to the light. And is it you. with petals falling fleet. Or is it this, that makes the world so sweet ? 0 joyous birds, I think I hear you singing A glad, exultant lay And yet the song that in my heart is ringing- Outsinfs your voice to-day. You cannot learn that song. dear little birds He loves me. loves me, loves me," are the words 1 B.O.
DANGEROUS TRAP ACCIDENT AT PENARTH. NARROW ESCAPE OF A MEMBER OF THE LOCAL BOARD. On Friday night last, Mr D. Morgan, of Wood- field House, Penarth, was driving home in company with a friend and his daughter from Cog Farm, Sully, where he had been spending the evening with Mrs Thomas and her brother, Mr Powell, when an accident happened which might have been attended by serious, if not fatal, consequences. The road between Penarth and Cwrt-y-vil is not only hilly but extremely narrow, so much so that not only is it impossible for vehicles to pass but it is with the greatest difficulty that the foot passengers escape collision with passing carriages. It was a beautiful moonlight night, the hour about nine, and as all the circumstances were conducive to the retirement which lovers so truly affect there was an unusually large num- ber of young couples strolling along. In passing one of these couples, however, the young fellow, in his anxiety to save his companion from contact with the carriage, held his stick in such a position that it struck the spirited pony, and caused it to start with such suddenness that the young lady, who was sitting in the back of the trap, was thrown into the road. At the same time, with a quick swerve, the pony brought one of the wheels against the embankment, and if Mr Morgan had not been an adept driver the carriage would no doubt have been thrown over and the consequences calamitous. Fortunately, the young lady, when picked up, was found to have sustained no serious injuries beyond a. few bruises. The road being one of the most popular to the residents of Pen- arth, and especially also as it is the approach to the golf links, it was beginning to be asked what good the local board is when it does not provide a road of sufficient proportions to meet the requirements of the public. Mr Morgan is a member of that body, and the narrow escape which he has had may quicken his susceptibilities on the subject.