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PENARTH PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE. A meeting of the Public Works and Health Committees of the Penarth Local Board was held on Monday evening last at Penarth, the following members being present :—Messrs W. B. Shepherd (in the chair), J. Y. Strawson, W. L. Morris, R. Bevan, T. Bevan, H. Snell, L. Purnell, and G. Pile, with J. W. Morris (clerk), E. I. Evans (sur- veyor), Dr Nell (medical officer), and T. Meazey (nuisance inspector).-Dr Nell read his report. BUILDING PLANS. Plans were passed as follows :—Mr D. S. John- son, alterations ond additions to 35, Windsor-road Mr P. Thorne, erection of three houses in Maughan- street; and Mr Speed, two villas in Victoria-road. -Mr T. Bevan asked why the plans had not passed of the proposed new post-office and lock-up shop, for Mr S. Andrews.-The Chairman replied it was owing to an infringement of the bye-laws with regard to air space. THE WIDENING OF WINDSOR-ROAD. The Surveyor reported that the contractor for the widening of Windsor-road had only put in four grids, whereas there should have been six, accord- ing to the specifications.-On the motion of the Chairman, it was resolved that this question be left in the hands of the surveyor for settlement. FENCING IN WINDSOR-ROAD. The Surveyor called the Board's attention to the bad state of the fencing in Windsor-road.—Mr Pile understood that the estate would pay half towards the cost of proper fencing.—Mr Snell remarked that if the ground was given for the widening, the board would make good the fencing.—Mr T. Bevan said he was one of a deputation to wait upon Mr R. Forrest on the matter, but they had failed to see Mr Forrest, and Mr J. W. Morris (the clerk) had arranged to see him, and Mr Forrest had stated he would be prepared to meet the Board in the matter.—Mr T. Beavan also under- stood that when the ground was given the Board were prepared to construct the fencing.—Mr Snell suggested that tenders be invited for fencing, and also that the clerk write asking Mr Forrest what he was prepared to do.—The question was deferred, the clerk in the meantime to communi- cate with Mr Forrest. THE BOARD'S MASON. The Clerk read a letter from Mr Meazey, junr., stating he would carry out the masonry work of the Board for 28s per week if employed regularly. -The Surveyor was instructed to find what had previously been paid, and report to the next meeting. THE SALOP-STREET SEWER. Mr T. Bevan stated that in that portion of Salop- street from Albert-road to Bromfield-place. the sewer was in a filthy state, and had been so for years. He considered the present condition of the sewer was injurious to health.-It was decided to call the surveyor's attention to the matter. BOATMEN HAVE A GRIEVANCE. A deputation of Penarth boatmen attended with regard to a certain grievance in connection with boatmen accompanying persons hiring boats.—Mr W. B. Shepherd remarked the committee wanted to act fairly in every way, and they would hear the grievance.—Mr Barborim, one of the deputation, said their boats were large enough to carry a boatman and four persons.—The Chairman asked if it would be safe to allow four persons to go out out alone 1-Mr White replied the majority of the people preferred the beat to themselves, and if the owners said a boatman was to accompany them the customers would not hire the boat at all, and, therefore, it was injurious to their business.—Mr White also asked why Sunday boating should be stopped ?—The Chairman said he understood it was the wish of the majority of the boatmen on the beach.—Mr Pile thought it was unfair to issue licences to so many persons who were not boat- men.—Mr R. Bevan remarked he would charge the committee, of which he was a member, for posting up the bye-laws relating to boatmen before they were passed by the board.- Mr W. L. Morris proposed that the matter be left to the discretion of the inspector of pleasure boats as to people being allowed to use boats without tha aerriees of a boatman.
A TRIO OF ROWDIES AT PENARTH. THE POLICE ACCUSED OF ASSAULT. On Monday last. at Penarth Police Court-before Mr LI. Wood and Mr Gibbs-James and Mary Webber, husband and wife, and Richard Ambrose, fireman, all of Penarth, were charged on remand with being drunk and riotous on the 25th instant, at Penarth. James Webber was also charged with assaulting the police while in the execution of their duty; and Mary Webber with refusing to quit the Ship Hotel. The evidence of Police- constables David Thomas and Tucker, with Mr J. H. James and Mr F. Walls showed that on Thursday evening the constables were called into the hotel to eject the Webbers, who became very violent, and had to be taken to the police-station. In endeavouring to secure James Webber, the latter struck the police while they were struggling on the ground, and kicked Thomas on the leg. Webber now accused Con- stable Tucker of having struck him in the eye, kicking him on the head, and otherwise treating him roughly. This, the constables and the witnesses denied, and the male Webber was fined 10s and costs, or 14 days (having been previously convicted); Mary Webber was fined 10s including costs, or seven days and Ambrose, for attempting to liberate the male Webber from the custody of the polica, was fined 10s, or a week's hard labour.
BOAT RACE AT PENARTH. The first sailing race of the season in connection with the PenarGh Boat Club took place on Saturday afternoon last. The course selected was from the club's mark boat and around the middle buoy twice. The following boats started at a quarter- past three :—Kit, Oofbird, and Mab. At the first round the time was as follows:—Kit, 4h. 24m. Oofbird, 4h. 24m. 10s. Mab, 4h. 24m. 15s. At the finish the order and time were as follows :—Kit, 6h. 15m. Mab, 6h. 16m. 30s. Oofbird, 6h. 18m. The prize was given by Mr G. F. Mason, the captain, and a sweepstakes. The wind was very light and flukey, and owing to this a longer course was not selected. Com- modore Vellacott acted as umpire and starter, and followed the race with a party of friends in the new launch owned by the White Brothers (the latest acquisition to Penarth beach). A very en- joyable afternoon was spent both by contestants and spectators.
THE LATE DISESTABLISHMENT MEETING AT LLANCARFAN. MR LEWIS DAVIES' REPLY TO THE REV J. MATTHEWS. To the Editor of the BARRY DOCK NEWS." SIR,—In reading the last issue of your valuable paper I saw a letter by the Rev J. Matthews, which purported to be a reply to mine. Judge my astonishment when I read it, and found that it consisted only of a long tirade of personal abuse, and not a reply in any sense of the word. I need hardly state that it is largely a fabrication of falsehoods, for it bears that evidence upon its face. Mr Matthews makes reference to the fact that the chairman asked the policeman to prevent me from making "senseless interruptions." He was not asked to prevent me from making senseless interruptions," but to turn me out. And he forgot to tell you that the chairman did it at his own (i.e., Mr Matthews') instigation. When I saw this move I was not in the least disconcerted, for, judging from experience, this is a favourite method of procedure with Mr Matthews. I remem- ber the very same move" being made at Mountain Ash with reference to the present Vicar of Aberystwith and Archdeacon of Cardigan, when he was vicar of Mountain Ash. The officer acted properly, and gave the chairman the rebuke he so richly deserved. The interruptions, which I candidly confessed and explained in my last letter, were quite con- stitutional. If Mr Matthews is sorry there was not a. reporter present, I am doubly so and it was for this reason that I wrote my first letter. I write this letter simply for the sake of shewing your readers what, I have no doubt, they have errasped already, that abuse is not argument, and that Mr Matthews has not answered one of the arguments adduced by me in my last letter. He has attempted a reply to one question, but, as I shall show in its proper place, the quotation not only does not prove his case, but, on the other hand, shatters it. Your correspondent says in the commencement of his letter, that his reply must be brief, as he had only a few minutes before leaving town. No one regrets this more than myself, for I should very much have liked to have seen his answers to my questions. If his time was so short why did he not go straight to my questions and occupy the half-column of your valuable paper with replies instead of personal invective and abuse ? Or why did he not promise that he would send replies to your next issue ? The answer is plain to every unprejudiced reader. He next tries to score cheaply by saying that I was an importation from Mountain Ash. If I was an importation from Mountain Ash surely he was an importation from Swansea ? He then states Not a question was asked on the address delivered, but a long list of irrelevant questions, having no bearing on the great ques- tion at issue, as may be seen from the specimens given in the letter in your paper." I cannot ac- count for this wild statement, except by assuming that Mr Matthews does not remember what he said. That my questions were perfectly relevant, and had a very direct bearing on the great question at issue, I will, with your permission, Mr Editor, proceed to shew. Mr Matthews, in his address, spoke of the State- fettered Church, and wanted us to believe that Dissent is free from State control. In face of this assertion, and to show its utter absurdity, I asked four pertinent questions First-" Can any Dissenting body meet for Divine worship with closed doors, or can it refuse to admit any person without rendering itself liable to a fine of £20, a fine imposed by Act of Parliament ?" Second-" Can a Nonconformist minister marry a couple without a registrar being present—an arrangement demanded by Act of Parliament ?" Third—" Can Dissenting bodies alter their trust deeds without appealing to Parliament ?" Fourth-" Is is not a fact that the Wesleyans themselves confessed that they could not alter their poll-deed, by which ministers cannot stay more than three years in the same place, although they wished to do so, without appealing to Parlia- ment ?" If the statements underlying these*questions are true—and I challenge Mr Matthews to deny them -then Dissent is certainly State-bound. Mr Matthews refers to Free Churches-meaning, of course, Dissent. Does he know that in certain cases the State reserves to itself the right to interpret the trust deeds of chapes and pronounce what doctrine shall, and must, be taught in them ? Is this the freedom of the Free Churches ? Mr Matthews spoke in his address of the established Church. I asked him a relevant question, surely, when I required him to give the date when, and the Act by which, the Church of England was established ? In my last letter I said that the terms created and established were used as convertible terms by Liberationist lecturers, which he has not denied. In his reply Mr Matthews says that he would have been glad to have answered this question if the noisy opposition would have allowed him. But surely no noisy opposition prevented him giving these particulars in his letter. Why has he not given them so that we might know ? I answer emphatically and once again. because he cannot." If he can, let him do so. He then gives a quota- tion by the late Prof. Freeman-" The history of the Church of England is the history of the House of Commons, of trial by jury, or of any similar great institution it is the creation of law, not of any particular one, but law written and un- written." (Note that Prof. Freeman speaks of "law," not in its narrower sense of statutory enactments, but in its wider and broader sense). Mr Matthews then adds, "I agree with Prof. Freeman." So do I; very much so. The history of the Church of England is the history of any great institution, such as the House of Commons and trial by jury, in that it is the outcome of the work of centuries, and that it is created not by any particular law, but by law written and un- written. Yes, this is my contention, that the Church of England is not the creation of any par- ticular law. Prof. Freeman in this passage, which Mr Matthews quotes, unfortunately against himself, deals a death blow to the false and baseless assertions of Liberationist lecturers, that the Church of England is a "State-made Church," the creation of Henry VIII." And yet Mr Matthews agrees with this. I am very glad to hear it. This, no doubt, is the reason why he does not favour us with the date when, and the Act by which, the Church was established "-because he believes with Professor Freeman that the Church is not the creation of anv narticular law. Your correspondent states that the opposition consisted of a group of youngsters at the end of the room." If that was so-which I absolutely deny-why did the chairman refuse to take a vote of the meeting at my request ? Well, because he saw that the meeting would have voted against Disestablishment. The reference to the case of Ireland is irrelevant, for Mr Gladstone his himself stated openly in the House of Commons that the case of the two Churches is not parallel. I agree with Mr Gladstone. In conclusion, Mr Matthews apologises for troubling you, promising to take no further notice of office seekers." I treat the last paragraph with the silent contempt it deserves. But the previous part, in which he promises to take no further notice of this controversy, is highly ludicrous. The redoubtable champion has been beaten in one part of the field, and having come into another part to view his antagonist he promptly retreats. He hasn't taken up the gauntlet thrown down in the shape of a challenge to a public debate, and probably antioipating a rout, he scuttles out of a newspaper controversy in a most undignified and unbecoming manner. I April 30th, 1894. LEWIS DAVIES.
CADOXTON JUNIORS' FOOTBALL CLUB. The following is a record of the matches played by the above club during the past teason :— Points Points Opponents scored by scored Result. Juniors. against. Holton Crusaders (h) 3 0 Won Penarth Stars (h) 0 0 Draw Cardiff W. Stars (h) 3 0 Won Cardiff Borough (a) 3 0 Won Clyde Juniors (h) 18 0 Won Penylan Juniors (h) 13 3 Won Clyde Juniors (a) 8 3 Won Talbot Stars (a) 3 3 Draw Cadoxton Windsor (h) 5 0 Won Blackweir (h) 15 0 Won Holton Crusaders (a) 3 0 Won Cadoxton Windsor (a, 11 0 Won Cardiff W. Stars (a) 5 5 Draw Holton Crusaders (h) 9 0 Won Penylan Juniors (a) 13 0 Won Roath Caledonians (a) 3 0 Draw Roath Stars (h) 6 0 Won Ely Rangers (a) 4 5 Lost Ely Jnniors (h) 3 0 Won Cardiff Borough (h) 11 0 Won Roath Caledonian (h) 17 0 Won Barry Drivers (h) 6 3 Won Penarth Stars (a) 6 6 Draw Cadoxton Moors (h) 17 3 Won Roath Stars (h) 5 0 Won 190 31 Matches played, 25 won, 20 drawn, 4 lost., 1, having bcored 14 converted goals, 3 dropped goals, and 36 tries (190 points), whilst two converted goaisand seven tries have been scored against them, the only match lost being that at Ely, when Cadoxton were only able to put six of their team on the field, the players being practically from the secwids, and then they were only beaten by one point. Appended is the list of try- getters:—J. Meikle, 1C D. tiriffiths, 9 T. Griffiths, 8 A. Hoddinott. 3 F. Marks, 3 F Woodfield, 3,; J. Da vies, 2 W. Gore, 2 and Durant, Stevens, Hill, Lewis, Evans, Phillips, Hussey, Llewellin, Dviscoll, and Dousall one each. Goals converted by W. Da.vies, 12 W. Gore, 1 and Connelly, 1. Goals dropped by D. Griffiths, 1 W. Davies, 1 and J. Winch, 1. The satisfactory record of the club is due very largely to the energy and fidelity of the young hon. secretary, Mr Edward Llewellin.
CORSERPONDENCE. The Editor desires to state that he does not neoefwarHy 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. FURTH E COMPLAINTS ABOUT PENARTH WATER SUPPLY. TO THE EDITOR. SIR,-The water supplied to the residents of Penarth still continues to be, not only hard, but dirty and stinking. If it is the best that the Cardiff Waterworks Committee can do after having spent. nearly half a million of money on the new water- works, it is high time that the undertaking went; back into the hands of a private company. If the waterworks engineer disputes this statement, I would ask you to allow an independent expert to visit some private residence in Penarth, and I shall be content to abide by the decision.-I amT&c., RESIDENT. TO THE EDITOR. SIR,—I am glad to see public attention called to the fact of the extraordinary hardness of the water now being supplied to householdera at Penarth. Besides the disagreeableness of being obliged to use such water, there is an enormous waste of soap involved in washing. Surely, we pay enough for our water supply, directly or in- directly, already without being still further taxed in this manner. When the Taff Vawr scheme was was first launched a great point was made of the advantages we should reap by getting from that source an abundant supply of soft water for domestic purposes. However, what we are now compelled to use is quite as objectionable as the Ely River supply ever was. It is rather peculiar, to say the least, to find that when a well-grounded complaint is made to the town official whose busi- ness it is to look after these matters he thinks it, becoming to wax indignant.-I am. &c., ANOTHER RATEPAYER. TO THE EDITOR. SIR.-Permit me to endorse the statements con- tained in the letters from ratepayers published in your paper as to the hardness and other objection- able qualities of the water at present supplied to Penarth. It is all very well for the waterworks engineer to wax indignant when interviewed oiL the subject, but such a manner of proceeding will not alter facts. My opinion is that the present. supply for Penarth is pumped from the Ely, and the Taff Vawr supply is being conserved in antici- pation of a dry summer. If so, why not state the fact publicly, and not resort to deception ?— I am, &c., ANOTHER RESIDENT.
DIN AS POWIS HIGHWAY BOARD. ALLEGED INTERFERENCE WITH PRIVATE RIGHTS AT ST. LYTHAN'S. LETTER FROM MISS JENNER. MR ALEXANDER AND THE SURVEYOR. The monthly meeting of the Diaas Powis Highway Board was held on Wednesday after- noon last at Barry Dock Police-court, present Messrs D. T. Alexander (who presided), O. Williams, J. M. Savours, R. Lougher, D. W. Sevours, and Oliver Thomas, with Mr J. Morris (clerk), and Mr Frank Laurene, A.M.LC.E. (surveyor). In connection with the No. 1 road contract; (Penmark), Mr J. M. Savours said no tender had been received, but the Surveyor explained that John James had sent in a tender since the previous meeting, and at the recommendation of the chairman (Mr O. H. Jones) he accepted the same.—Mr Alexander: But the chairman is not the Board.—It was resolved to expunge the minute in this particular. As to the deputed right of a piece of land at Dinas Powis, a letter was read from the solicitors to the Barry Company asking for the matter to be adjourned, and the request was granted till the next meeting. Regarding the old road between Wenvoe and Cadoxton, near Arga Farm, the Chairman felt the traffic was not sufficient to justify the road being widened, although Mr Forrest was prepared to grant land for the purpose.-The matter was referred to General Lee, Mr Oliver Thomas, and Mr Alexander to report thereon. A letter was read from tho Llandaff Highway Board deferring for a time the matter of the pro- posed application for an extension of both Boards' tenure of office till the end of the financial year. It was resolved to request the owners of the Cefnmably estate to do their portion of the im- provement of Waycock-road, near Barry. The Rev Canon Edwards wrote asking the Board to close an open drain leading to the river at Diuas Powis, as it was a nuisance.—A conver- sation took place, and it was understood the work would be done jointly by the Board and the Urban Sanitary Authority, the cost on the part of the Highway Board not to exceed J35. Mr F. S. Collins, agent to Mr J. Cory, J.P., wrote asking for payment of royalty for stones taken from an old quarry at St. Lythan's, and requesting the Board not to quarry any more till the royalty had been paid. -The Clerk said the Board had a right to excavate the stone, and it,, was decided to continue the same, the Clerk to write to Mr Collins to that effect. Miss Jenner, of Wenvoe, sent a letter opposing a decision of the Wenvoe Vestry on the ground that ratepayers' money should not be spent ia making a road which should have been made by the late Captain Jenner, who, in 1861, as lord of the manor and chief landowner, was ordered to do so by the Enclosures Commissioners. The Surveyor was ordered to see to the state of the road near Mr J. A. Murphy's house at Dinas Powie and a bill of legal costs as to proceedings taken by the auditor against the late Surveyor was ordered to be paid. The Surveyor's report was read, differenb items therein were considered, and the sum of £ 60 was voted towards highway expenses during the coming month. Mr Alexander spoke in protest of an alleged act of discourtesy on the part of the surveyor towards him in connection with the tenders for the erection of some walling at Dinas Powis. There was, he felt, a disposition to ignore him, and he objected to such treatment.-The Surveyor You have no right to say that.—Mr Alexander: I do say so. I am chairman of this meeting, and I must be allowed to speak.-The Surveyor, re- plying to the allegation, said he took his instruc- tions from the chairman of the Board, and denied he had an intention to ignore anyone.—Mr Oliver Williaiis In opening the tenders, Mr Laurens evidently acted in good faith.—Mr Alexander I agree. I was deputed to deal with the tenders. md I was ignored. Other business was transacted.
AN UNNATURAL BROTHER AT PENARTH. For baing drunk and assaulting his sister by striking her in the eye with his fist, William Ward, oflPenarth, was fined 5s by the Penarth magis- trates on Monday last.
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PENARTH PUBLIC BATHS. THE ABOVE BATHS ARE NOW OPEN TO THE PUBLIC As follows, viz., GENTLEMEN 6 to 10 a.m. And from 1 pjn. to Dusk. LADIES 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Baths will be open to Gentlemen on Sundays from 6 to 9 a.m. PRICES OF ADMISSION. 1st Class Salt Water Swimming Bath, in- cluding Towel. 0 0 6 Do. Book of 12 Tickets available at any time 0 7 0 2nd Class Salt Water Swimming Bath 0 0 3 1st Class Hot Water Slipper Bath 0 1 0 1st do. Cold do. do. 0 0 6 1st do. Hot or Cold Fresh Water Bath 0 0 6 2nd do. do. do. do. 0 0 3 (Children under 12 years of age, half-price.) Tickets available for the Swimming Baths for One Month from date of issue. Season Tickets for the Swimming Baths for the Season ending 31st October. Monthly and Season Ticket Holders must find their own Towels and Bathing Dresses. NOTE.-The First Class Salt Water Swimming Bath is made as Tepid as occasion requires.
A SAD FAMILY AFFAIR AT PENARTH. The Penarth magistrates (Messrs LI. Wood and W. B. Gibbs) had before them on Monday last a case in which a highly-respectable man, named Walter Buckland, of John-street, Penarth, was summoned by his wife, Elizabeth Buckland, living in Maughan-street, for an assault on Satur- day week. The circumstances were particularly painful. The parties have lived apart for seven years, but for the sake of his poor children he consented to allow her to come back home again on condition she behaved herself decently. On Saturday evening, however, she came to the house in what defendant described as a beastly" state, and behaved most disgustingly. He denied that he abused and tried to choke her. Lizzie Buckland, daughter of the parties, gave evidence for the defenoe, and the case was dis- missed.
A WARNING FOR THE PENARTH LOCAL BOARD. RATEPAYER NORRIS SCARES THE MEMBERS WITH ANOTHER EFFIGY. A CHARACTERISTIC PROPHETIC EPISTLE. The following, sent to us for publication, is the copy of a letter just addressed to the Penarth Local Board To THE CHAIRMAN AND MEMBERS OF THE PENARTH LOCAL BOARD. SIR AND GENTLEMEN,—I see by a report in the Penarth Stat. that you have kindly given my letter of last week a place in the archives of the Board, (viz.) a place where all the deeds, both good and ill, committed by the members are preserved, not a very desirable resting place, as every paper and deed relating to the town business should be turned out for the ratepayers' inspection. What a revelation this would be For years past you have paid nearly double the worth for advertisements and printing, and several members admit the rate- payers never knew what was going on until the Penarth Star appeared on the scene, and this may, to some extent, account for the high prices paid- I must respectfully repeat my question, viz., why did you spend 16s 6d of the ratepayers' money knowing the printing could be done for 6s The printer who tendered for 6s declares he would have made a very fair profit at that figure, although his tender was nearly 200 per cent. less than the one accepted. Then, why waste 10s 6d ? Again, the ratepayers of Penarth are amazed to learn that you are about to spend another jE4,000 of their money to make new roads at the south end of the town. For whose benefit is this ? Will it, in any shape or form, be advantageous to ratepayers residing on the north side, who would have to pay their share ? Again, I ask, for what ? I am requested by many ratepayers of Penarth to warn you against spend- ing: any money, or committing the new Parish Council to any scheme, and also to inform you once again that the ratepayers of the town have lost all confidence in the members of the present Board, and cannot understand how gentlemen can consent to act as representatives, knowing as they must do the ratepayers have not an atom of con- fidence in them. Also (by way of a reminder), at a public meeting of ratepayers, held in Andrews' Large Hall, November 16th, a resolution was unanimously passed to this effect, That members of the Penarth Local Board resign forthwith." Thank goodness, the new Parish Council Bill will carry out this resolution, (viz.) Every member of the Board will be dismissed, and that for the third and last time. Should any member of the present Board wish to return to the bed of roses," the ratepayers and owners will simply mark his ticket thus X, and without a doubt each member will be re-engaged at an advanced salary of je40 a year, I beg pardon, I mean an additional 40 votes.— Yours, &c., G. L. NORRIS.
SUNDAY TRADING AT PENARTH, COMMENDABLE ACTION BY THE LOCAL BOARD. At the pleasure-boats and hackney carriages committee meeting of the Penarth Local Board, held on Friday evening last, under the presidency of Mr D. Morgan, on the motion of Mr J. W. Cole, seconded by Councillor W. B. Shepherd, it was resolved to recommend the Board to suppress Sunday plying of boats by issuing only a six days' licence. It was also decided to stop the plying of pony carriages on the esplanade on the same day. With reference to the carriages there seemed to be some legal difficulty in the way. This was ulti- mately surmounted by the clerk suggesting that if the Board wished to suppress the practice they could caution the owners and if necessary stop the licences next year if any offended this season.
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