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DEATH OF THE RECTOR Of LLANDOUGH AND COGAN. We regret to announce the decease of the Rev, Lewis U&k Jones, rector of Llandough and Cogan, which took place at an early hour on Friday morning last. Deceased had been ailing for ten months, and the immediate cause of death was apoplexy. The Rev. L. Usk Jones was a B.D. of Lampeter. He was ordained by the late Bishop of Llandaff in 1863. He was a curate of Penrhos in 1863-4, and curate of St. John the Evangelist, Leeds, where he worked under the well-known Churchman and writer, Mr Munro, from 1864 to 1866. Thence he became curate of Llanganty, near Brecon, and in 1882 was appointed rector of Llandough, Leckwith, and Cogan, on the presenta- tion of the Marquess of Bute, who is a patron of the living. The church at Llandough, in which deceased mostly officiated, was re-built some twenty years ago. Cogan Church, it is said, is the oldest ecclesiastical establishment in Wales. The structure dates from the Saxon period, and the her- ringbone masonry can still be seen to perfection. It is remarkable that the only service that has taken place in this church for the last 62 years was the marriage, some 30 years ago, of a daughter from an adjacent farm-house—a service which was celebrated in the open air, under the roofless nave. Recently the sacred edifice has been re-roofed and the masonry repaired though the generosity of the Marquess of Bute. In the chancel are the tombs of the Herberts of Cogan, the ancestors of the present marquess. The church contains an ancient stone seat, the only example of its kind in Wales, aud a circular seat beneath the chancel arch is a very curious relic. The edifice is most interesting historically, but it is far removed from the population, and, as the result of a mission held at Cogan, a new church, through the munincence of the late Mr Stuart Corbett and other benefactors, was opened about a year ago in the centre of the population. Leckwith Church is also a restored edifice. The deceased was a most hard-working, kind-hearted clergyman, and was much liked by his parishioners. During his illnes be was ably assisted by the Rev. Frank Williams, M.A. curate of Cogan, and by neigh- bouring clergy. He held advanced veiws, and was a member of the E.C.U., and also cf the still more extreme association, the Society of the Holy Cross. He occasionally preached at St. Mary's, Cardiff, and was a staunch friend of the vicar (the Rev. G. A. Jones), who was with him on Thursday night. The value of the living is about J3220, with a house. THE FUNERAL. The funeral of tht Rev Lewis Usk Jones, B.D., rector of Llandough, Leckwith, and Cogan, who died as above at the age of 58 years, took place on Monday, at noon, at Llandough Churchyard, in the presence, notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather on the occasion, of a large con- course of the iparishioners and many other friends, by whom the deceased clergyman was held in great respect. The coffin was brought to the church at eight a.m., the coffin being carried on the shoulders of about twenty chosen parish- ioners, and a deeply impressive requiem service was conducted by the Rev G. H. Jones, M.A., vicar of St. Mary's, Cardiff (an old and valued friend of the deceased), and the Rev Frank E. Williams, M.A., the respected curate-in-charge of Holy Nativity, Cogan. The funeral arrange- ments were carried out in accordance with the strict written instructions of the deceased, the body being borne from the rectory to the church with the face towards the east, instead of towards the west as is usual in such cases. The coffin, which was of oak, with brass furniture, was covered with purple cloth, the simple inscription on the brass plate on the lid being "Lewis Usk Jones, born A.D. 1835. The cover of the coffin also bore a large white cross draped thereon. The robed clergy at the funeral were the Revs G. A. Jones, St. Mary's, Cardiff; Frank E. Williams, Cogan Daniel Lewis, rector of Merthyr and Lewis Jones, M.A., vicar of Cadoxton-Neath, the burial service in church being read by the Rev Daniel Lewis, and at the grave- side by the Rev Lewis Jones. The other clergy in attendance were the Revs A. E. H. Hyslopp, All Saints, Cardiff; — Rowland, Penarth E. S. Roberts, B.A., Penarth, &c., together with Miss Corbett, Cogan Pill House, and Mr J. Griffiths, Llandough, the churchwardens of the parish Mr J. Richards, Treforest, the chairman of the Llantwit-Fardre School Board and others. The service in church and at the grave, which was choral, was of an impressive character, the sacred edifice being hallowed with the memory of that sturdy chairman, the late Mr John Stuart Corbett, J.P., the trusty friend, kinsman, and adviser of the Marquess of Bute, and for many years church- warden of Llandough parish. The chief mourners were Mr Parkhurst, the Messrs Parkhurst, jun. (2), and Miss Parkhurst (cousin, nephews, and niece of the deceased), the Misses Lewis (2), Cardiff (nieces), &c. and the undertaking arrangements were carried out by Mr A. E. Hooper, of Penarth and Barry. Handsome memorial wreaths were placed upon the coffin on behalf of the following ladies and gentlemen :—Miss Corbett, Rev Frank E. Williams, Mrs Latch, the Misses Lewis, Mr H. J. Parkhurst, Messrs John and Arthur Parkhurst, Mr J. Duncan, J.P., and Mrs Duncan, Mr and Mrs W. Harding, Belle-vue-fcerrace, Penarth and Mr and Mrs T. Harding, Bristol, &c. It may be added that the nominors to the Marquess of Bute of the vacant living are the Revs Lewis Jones, of Cadoxton-Neath, and Daniel Lewis, Merthyr, but a strong feeling exists in the district that the appointment of the Rev Frank E. Williams, curate of the parish, to the living, would be very popular to all classes. During the funeral service suitable memorial selections were played on the organ, including the Dead March in Saul,
flDrigmal Vo-ttrp. WHAT SHALL WE DO WITH THE ROUGHS ? What shall we do with the roughs ? Is a problem that's puzzled the nation, They are in great numbers at large Found everywhere in every station, To collar and take them by force And in jails and asylums get housed, It would greatly relieve us, of course, But the population would look greatly reduced. What shall we do with the roughs ? The drunken ones we everyday meet, With language not fit to be heard, Nor fit to be seen on the street; Who are on the cadge day and night From all seen approaching the spot, And will swear, tell lies, swindle, or fight If they think there's a pint to be got. What shall we do with the roughs ? Who smoke everywhere in the train, But some of them must be excused There's a vacuum where there should be brain Who bore everyone sitting near With stories of what they can do, While the most of it is drinking beer Or smashing a window or two. What shall we do with the roughs ? That are prowling about day and night, And appear to have nothing to do, And cannot do even that right Who stand at the corners in groups, Insulting the people that pass. If they had a large mirror in front They would see a fine species of ass What shall we do with the roughs ? The masher that's strutting about, That looks as if the world was his own, And he meant soon to turn us all out; At the same time he's only eyeing a bloater, And gladly would roast it and eat it, The only thing which stands in the way Is the want of a penny to get it. What shall we do with the roughs ? Male and female, the country's worst curse, The one is as bad as the other— And sometimes a little bit worse If some plan was once set afloat We would get rid of many a scamp, There would be a funny mixed lot All the way from the throne to the tramp. MAC.
BARRY & PENARTH TRIMMERS AND THEIR GRIEVANCES. ALLEGED SWEATING & BLACKMAILING. I A meeting of the executive committee of the Cardiff, Penarth, and Barry Coal Trimmers' Protection and Benofit Association, was held on Thursday evening, the 14th inst., at the Great Western Hotel, Cardiff, under the chairmanship of Mr John Thomas, the president. There was a large attendance of members. The meeting was convened for the purpose of considering the allegations made as to extensive deductions from wages of the working gangs of trimmers being regularly made by tho coal foremen, and, further, whether any action with a view to the discontinu- ance of the system in question should be taken by the society. A long discussion on thu subject took place, and in course of it several members expressed the conviction that the charges made were founded upon fact. Certain members thought that while in one or two points the complaints might have been exaggerated, there was a just ground for complaint on the part of the men, as the system of drawing shares of their wages had long been in existence and was still in full swing. It was stated by one member of the committee that he was acquainted with a coal foreman who had drawn as much as B104 in a single week by taking two shares oat of every berth that his firm had been working. This meant that the foreman drew a share for each day and each night gang engaged on each of his company's boats under the tips that week. Another member mentioned a case wherein he had heard an ex-foreman boast of having made JB64 in a single week, in times of great pressure and double shifts. A resolution was unanimously passed in favour of the association taking the matter up aud inquiring into it, and the chairman and secretary were deputed to see the various managers of coal exporting firms at the docks, and ascertain what their position is in regard to the question, with a view to the evils complained of being stopped as speedily as possible. We have been given to understand that several firms which have been sounded by representatives of the men on this subject have expressed full sympathy with the endeavour now being made to put a stop to the system. UNITED ACTION AGREED UPON. A specially-convened meeting of the Cardiff Penarth, and Barry Coal Trimmers' Protection and Benefit Association was held on Saturday evening last, at the Gladstone-hall, Cardiff, Mr John Thomas, the president, in the chair. There was a large attendance of members, and the proceedings were characterised by remarkable unanimity. The exorbitant extractions from the men's wages made by the c al foremen were discussed. Members expressed themselves anxious to see the system under which they have so long worked and suffered abolished once and for all. A coal foreman, who was discharged a few days ago, attended the meeting, and was allowed to make an explanation, but this did not alter the decision of the executive and members in favour of pushing forward the present movement to a successful issue by all legitimate means. A resolution was proposed, seconded, and carried, with but one dissentient, affirming that the meeting very heartily and enthusiastically supported the action which the executive had taken in the matter of the foremen's exactions, and pledging itself to use every legitimate means to secure the entire abolition of the existing system. Several new members were enrolled, and already since this movement has been started the association has begun to gain an increasedinfiuence among the trimmers. It is the intention of the executive when their plans are complete, and they have collected the evidence they are now engaged upon, to call a mass meeting of the trimmers, and call for a united and vigorous policy of resistance.
COURT LEET AT SULLY. The annual court leet and view of frank- pledge for the manor of Sully, with the court baron of the Right Hon. Ivor Bertie, Baron Wimborne of Canford Manor, in the County of Dorset, Lord of the Manor of Sully, was held at the Hayes Farm, Sully, on Thursday, the 14th inst., when and where all persons owing suit and service to the said court were required to attend and to pay their respective quit and chief rents, fines, and other payments due to the lord of the said manor. The proceedings were conducted by Mr Charles Paterson, steward of the manor, and the jury consisted of the following Mr W. Thomas, The Hayes (foreman), Rev E. F. Daniell (rector), Messrs D. Rees (Sully House), G. Powell (Cog Farm), John Hopkins, W. H. Martin, James Reynolds, S. Blake, H. Williams, Edward Dalton, John Dempsey, Richard Groves, James Denbury, James Baker, and William Denbury; Messrs M. Ogilvy Spence, Algernon K. Burney, and J. W. Heniage (under agents), being also present. Mr L. G. Williams, Cardiff, was the solicitor of the court. The court having been opened in the time-honoured way by the bailiff (Joseph Wilson), the jurymen were duly sworn. Mr Griffith Powell was re-appointed tithing man for the ensuing year Edward Dalton, hayward and Joseph Wilson, bailiff. A presentment was renewed that a bridge along the footpath between Cadoxton and Sully be repaired, a presentment being also made, at the suggestion of the foreman, that a wicket gate be placed on the fence near the school at Sully, lead- ing from the village to the beach. The new 11 officers were duly sworn in, and the court was closed with the usual ceremony.-A number of the gentlemen present afterwards sat down to luncheon, Mr C. Paterson again presiding, Mr W. Thomas occupying the vice-chair. The toasts of the health of Lord Wimborne, Mr Paterson, Mr and Mrs W. Thomas, Mr L. G. Williams, and Mr Heniage (who is about leaving South Wales to take up another important appointment) were heartily drank, Mr Thomas referring in loyal and appreciative terms to the excellent relations which existed between Lord Wimborne and his tenantry in South Wales, and said whenever the tenants experienced a bad season his Lordship was always ready to testify his practical sympathy with those thus dependent upon him, a gratifying position of things which, he should add, was largely due to the wise interposition of the respected chief agent, Mr Paterson. (Applause.)—Mr Paterson, speaking in response to the toast, said the noble proprietor of the Canford Estates always entertained the deepest concern for his numerous tenantry, and said there was no one whom he more highly respected, and whose experience as a farmer he better appreciated, than Mr William Thomas, of The Hayes. (Cheers.)
PENARTH RATEPAYERS AND THE CARDIFF WATER SUPPLY. On Monday last, at Penarth Police Court (before Major Thornley and Mr Howell), Mr W. Griffiths, assistant collector, appeared to prove several cases in which residents of Penarth had neglected to pay arrears of water rate due. Nine summonses were issued, but two only came before the court, namely, Mr William Henry Davies. 1, Kymin-terrace, and Mr R. Thomas, Windsor-road, the former owing 23s and the lattei 13s. It was pointed out that the inhabitants of Penarth received their water supply from Cardiff on the same terms as Cardiff ratepayers, although the former had not contributed any portion towards the cost of the water works. It was, therefore, a hardship to Cardiff that the Penarth people should neglect to pay up their rates when due.-The necessary orders were made.
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[ THE PENARTH MYSTERY. INQUEST ON THE CHILD'S BODY. VERDICT OF WILFUL MURDER" RE- TURNED. At Penarth Police Court, on Thursday, the 14th instant, Mr E. B. Reece, the district coroner, held an inquest on the body of a newly-born male child which, it will be remembered, was found in the Dingle, between Penarth and Cogan, on the previous Wednesday morning. A little boy living at Cogan, named Alfred Wellington, stated that he was in the Dingle in the morning, when he came across a paper parcel tied up with a piece of tape. The lad untied the parcel, and seeing tliao it contained some human remains, he ran and told his father.— By the Coroner He was not in the same place on Tuesday. He was there on Friday, and would have been almost sure to have seen the parcel had it been there on that day.—By a Juror: The parcel was at the toot of the railings which divides the Dingle from the Cardiff road.-Walter Wellington, the father of the last witness, stated that he went and looked at the parcel, and found that it contained the body of a newly-born child. -Inspector Rutter stated that the body was wrapped up in a Reynolds' .Nell:spaper of May 6th. Under the paper was a nightdress of superior quality.-The Coroner Have you looked for any mark ?—Witness There was no mark, but a piece of the waistband was torn off. A linen waistband was tied tightly around the child's neck, nearly cutting off the head, and the head was covered with blood. Outside the Reynolds' Newspaper, which was rotten, there was a dry piece of brown paper, tied with clean tape. On the previous night there had been heavy rain, which pointed to the probability of the parcel having been put there shortly before it was discovered.-Dr Rees, who made a post-mortem examination, said the body was that of a fully developed child in an advanced state of decomposition. The only marks of injury were those upon the neck caused by the band. The child had undoubtedly had a separate existence. By the condition of the mouth he felt perfectly satisfied that the child had been strangled.—The Coroner, addressing the jury, said the evidence left them no alternative than to return a verdict of wilful murder against some person or persons unknown.—The jury returned a verdict to this effect. A YOUNG WOMAN ARRESTED BY THE POLICE. Inspector Rutter, of the Penarth police, on Friday morning last, arrested a young woman, named Emily Culliford, on a charge of murdering hertnale child, which was found on the previous Wednesday afternoon in the Dingle, between Penarth and Cogan, wrapped up in paper, with an apron string almost severing its neck. The coroner's jury on Thursday evening, it will be remembered, after hearing the evidence of Dr Rees, returned a verdict of Wilful murder against some person unknown." PRISONER BEFORE THE MAGISTRATES. On Friday Emily Culliford was brought before Major Thornley, at the office of the clerk to the Penarth justices, Cardiff, charged with the wilful murder of her illegitimate child at Penarth. The prisoner, who was attired in black, was very pale, bu., quite self-possessed, and followed the pro- ceedings closely. At the outset Mr T. H. Belcher said I have just been instructed to appear for this young woman, and I ask your worships that she might be seated.—Major Thornley: Oh, yes, certainly.-The only witness called was Inspector Rutter. He deposed that he was stationed at Penartb, and at 2 p.m. on the 13th of this month he received information that the dead body of a child had been found in a dingle at Penarth, on the side of Windsor-road. He proceeded there, and had the body removed to the police-station. -Mr Morris (the clerk): Where did you find the boay ?—About five yards from the railings on the side of Windsor-road.—It was the dead body of an infant, was it not ?—Yes, the body of a male child.—Was it in anybody's custody when you went there?—No, it was on the ground.-How far from the police-station ?—About 200 yards I should say.—Who accompanied you to the place? —Police-constable Allen and a man named Wellington, who gave me the information.—Con- tinuing, the inspector said that the body of the child was wrapped up in a copy of Reynolds' NewspajK-r, dated Sunday, 6th of May, 1894. There was some brown paper around the news- paper, the parcel being fastened with white tape. The brown paper outside the newspaper was clean and dry, and had the appearance of having been recently put there. Witness opened the parcel at the police-station.—The Clerk Was it possible to tell what were the contents of the oarcel before you opened it ?—Yes the feet were exposed.- Continuing, witness said when he opened the parcel he found the linen band (produced) tightlv around the neck of the child, almost severing the head. Around the head and part of the neck the nightdress (produced) was wrapped. Witness endeavoured to see if there was any mark on the nightdress, and found that something had been taken out at the front. An inquest was held on the child on Thursday, when the verdict was-- Mr Pelcher I object to that.—The Clerk Yes, that does not matter. -Inspector Rutter went on so say that since then he had had the nightdress disinfected and washed in water, and haS found the name on the bottom hem of the dress, Ellen Emily Culliford."—From inquiries which witness set on foot he went on Friday night to 40, Glebe- street, Penarth. He told the prisoner, in the presence of her married sister and brother-in-law, after the customary caution, that she would be charged with the wilful murder of her child and with placing it in the dingle where the body had been found. The sister said, "I thought so," but prisoner made no remark. Her brother-in-law said, Go quietly, Emily. Go to a doctor and be examined. Whoever made that rumour shall pay for it." Witness then told her that he wanted to see her boxes in the bedroom. She, in company with her sister, showed witness to the room, and he found the apron (produced) marked similarly to the nightdress in the box, and several other articles bearing a like mark. On a chair in the room he found an old blanket very much stained. The sister said in prisoner's presence that the stain on the blanket was from the time she was confined twelve months ago, and that she could bring the woman who washed it for her. He then conveyed prisoner to the police-station in company with Sergeant Morris and Police-constable Biown. Witnef-s left her in the charge-room and went to fetch the nightdress. When he came back prisoner was seated on a chair at the other end of the room, but on perceiving him in the doorway carrying the nightdress, in a manner which he now indicated to the court, she got up and came to meet him. She looked at the nightdress, and said, That is my nightdress. I sold it to a rag and bone man in the back lane—I believe from Grangetown." Witness showed her the band which was tied around the child's neck, but she said she did not know it. He then entered the charge, which was one of wilful murder of the child. He cautioned her, but she made no reply. He told her that if she wished to be examined by a doctor the request would be granted, and that her sister could be present. She replied that she did not wish to be examined by a doctor. This morning her sister came to the station, and in consequence of what she told him be went to the prisoner, who was in the cells, and told her that her sister wished her to be examined by a doctor. Prisoner replied, "I will not be examined, as there is no evidence against me-only that night- dress." Witness asked prisoner if she would like him to call anyone for her, but she answered, "No.The Clerk: Is that all Inspector Rutter: That is all, sir.—Mr Belcher:—I don't cross-examine now, sir. I reserve that.—Prisoner was then remanded to the Barry Dock Police Court on Thursday, an application for bail being refused.
PENARTH LOCAL BOARD. PROPOSED SWIMMING CLUB. A meeting of the Penarth Local Board was held on Monday evening last at Penarth, Mr D. Morgan presiding, and there were also present- Messrs G. Pile, W. L. Morris, J. Y. Strawson. E. B. Riley, L. Purnell, and A. W. Morris (the clerk's deputy). THE GRADIENT OF WINDSOR-ROAD. The question of the Windsor-road gradient was raised, and the committee appointed to go into the matter-Messrs Purnell, Pile, and Strawson- reported plans had been prepared for considera- tion, but as the surveyor was away in London on business for the board, they asked for the matter to be deferred till the next meeting.—Agreed. PROPOSED FORMATION OF A SWIMMING CLUB. Mr J. Owens, Glebe-street, Penarth, attended before the board in the matter of the proposal to form a swimming club at Penarth. Mr Owens said he came before the board on behalf of a large number of young men and influential tradesmen of Penarth to apply for the use of the public baths for a club, which would be formed of inhabitants of Penarth and Cardiff. It would be impossible for the proposed club to pay the ordinary price for the use of the baths, and they would, therefore, ask that the terms be three shillings for every dozen tickets, or half the usual price. They would prefer the use of the baths twice during the week, so as to give the tradesmen an opportunity of attending, and they would like the club to number fifty or sixty persons at the least. The members would want the exclusive use of the baths one afternoon, but would be willing to allow for persons holding tickets which extended over that period. He (Mr Owen) had heard from the secretary of the swimming club at Newport that the baths thereat would not pay in the least in the absence of the club in the town. The Chairman remarked it was unfortunate that a meeting of the baths committee had not been held yet, but no doubt they would have a meeting in the course of a week. He (the Chairman) felt confident the board would be favourable to the application. On the motion of Mr Pile, it was decided to hold a meeting of the baths committee three- quarters-of-an-hour before the next board meeting on Monday next. It was also resolved to hold a meeting of the board this evening (Friday), in order to transact a portion of the business which had been deferred owing to the visit to the inquiry in London of a number of the members and officers. This was all the business.
DINAS POWIS VOLUNTEER FIRE BRIGADE. PRESENTATION TO A BARRY POLICE j OFFICER. An interesting presentation took place at the National Schools, Dinas Pewis, on Monday evening last, when Acting-sergeant Herbert Evans, now stationed at the Central Police Station, Barry Docks, was made the recipient of a handsome illuminated address and a jewel pendant for services rendered as drill-instructor to the Dinas Powis Volunteer Fire Brigade. Major-General Lee, J.P., The Mount, occupied the chair, and amongst those present were the Rev Canon Edwards, M.A., St. Andrew's Mr J. B. Mockford, of the National Schools Ex-sergeant John, Dinas Powis Messrs Richard James, W. John, J. Mason, William Rees, James Collins, Police-con- stable C. Boulton, &c. The Chairman said he was very pleased to see something being done in this way to show their appreciation of the excellent and useful work done in behalf of the local fire brigade by Mr Evans while stationed at Dinas Powis. He thought the address only gave expres- sion to the sincere thought of everyone con- nected with the brigade, and all that had been said was fully deserved by the recipient. (Cheers.) The drills which they had been in- structed in would, he was sure, have good results, but had it not been for Mr Evans' services he did not think they would now hare had such a satisfactory brigade. (Applause.) General Lee then presented the address and the pendant to Acting-sergeant Evans. -Canon Edwards also addressed the meeting. He had, he said, known Sergeant Evans well while he was at Dinas Powis, and had always found him a straightforward officer. Although the brigade had not yet been called into action he thought preven- tion was better than cure. (Hear, hear.) Canon Edwards was sure the members were thankful to Sergeant Evans for the drills he had given them, which were not only useful in case of fire, but also beneficial to health, The rev. gentleman then asked the chair- man to be permitted to read the address, which was prettily illuminated and well-executed in every respect, and was supplied to the testimonial committee by Mr W. Lewis, Duke-street, Cardiff. It is headed with an illustration of a fire-engine, surmounted with the motto of the brigade," Pro bono publico," the wording of the address being as follows To Police-constable (now Acting-sergeant) Herbert Evans, drill-instructor of the Dinas Powis Volunteer Fire Brigade. DEAR SIR,—On behalf of the members of the Dinas Powis Volunteer Fire Brigade, and also of many friends who sympathise with, and support, the same, we desire by means of this address to offer to you our sincere and heartfelt thanks for the great interest you have taken in the formation and progress of the brigade. We feel that had it not been for your devo- tion to the work, and the admirable manner in which you maintained discipline and conducted the drills of the company, we should not have had such an efficient force of men in our midst. We trust that you may be spared to enjoy a long and useful career, and that every blessing may descend upon you. Signed on behalf of the subscribers, WILLIAM REKS, Lieutenant, JOHN EDWARDS, Sergeant, J. B. MOCKKORD, Quarter-master. Dinas Powis, May, 1894. —Acting-sergeant Evans, in returning thanks, said the little he did while at Dinas Powis was done in a conscientious spirit and as a public duty. General Lee was to be greatly thanked for the pecuniary .assistance rendered to the brigade, and he thought it would not have been so success- ful had it not been for his valuable aid. He thanked them very much for the honour they had done him that evening, and whenever he looked at the testimonial he would remember the pleasant time he spent at Dinas Powis. (Applause.)—Mr J. B. Mockford, the quarter-master of the brigade Mr William Rees, lieutenant; and Mr Henry Johns also spoke in the warmest terms of the excellent services rendered to the brigade by Sergeant Evans.—A vote of thanks was accorded General Lee for presiding, and the meeting ter- minated.
FIRE AT COGAN. On Thursday afternoon last a fire was discovered to have broken out at No. 13, Clive-crescent, Cogan, in the occupation of William Wood, carpenter, who, at the time of the fire, was working in Cardiff. Information of the outbreak was at once given to Inspector Rutter, who, with the local fire brigade, turned out with reel and hose, and were soon on the spot, and, after some difficulty, got the fire well under control. The fire is supposed to have originated by the igniting of brimstone, which had been spread about the floor and mattress for killing vermin, and the latter became lighted, considerable damage being done. The house is the property of Mrs Leyshon, of Windsor-road, Penarth, and the property is covered by insurance.
PENARTH LOCAL BOARD AND THE CARDIFF BILL. VICTORY FOR THE PENARTH AUTHOKI- TIES. On Tuesday afternoon last, the select parlia- mentary committee decided to disallow the clause relating to the sewer outfall. A telegram to hand states;- "Penarth has won the day. Sewerage clause struck out of Cardiff Corporation BilL" This is the clause to save which the Parliamentary Committe assented to the pier head toll. So that, but for the general opposition raised by the town, Cardiff would have been saddled with the obnoxious tax, and would have got nothing in exchange, for as we pointed out at the time, although Bute opposition was removed the Pen- arth Local Board and the Taff Vale Company (as owners of the Penarth Dock) had still to be met; and their opposition has now proved fatal.
CORRESPONDENCE. The Editor desires to state that he does not neoessarift endorse the opinions expressed by correspondents.] "Give me, above all other liberties, the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely, according to conscience."—John Milton. A DANGEROUS PRACTICE AT BARRY DOCKS. To the Editor of the "BARRY DOCK NEWS." SIR,—Allow me to warn the public that there is a death-trap at Barry Docks. One evening- last week, at about 9.30 o'clock, an engine ran up silently and withoutthe slightest signal of approach along that portion of line where the footway crosses the railway from the direction of the railway station to the upper end of the graving dock works. -Now, what would have happened if a man had been descending the steps at the time I shudder in contemplating. Doubtless it would have meant instant death, and. of course, there would have been no one to blame !—Yours truly, "PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE." IDDESLEIGH HALL, CADOXTOX-BARRY. To the Editor of the "BARRY DOCK NEWS." DEAR SIR, My attention has been directed to, one of Mrs Grundy's Jottings" in your issue of Friday week last. wherein the good woman attempts a bit of humour at my expense, and seekft to impose upon me the paternity of an "Irish bull with reference to an address I made to the- Local Board on the previous Friday week. To rest the good woman's mind, and also to put myself right with your readers, allow me to say that I arn neither a purchaser, propagator, promoter, pro- prietor, propounded, or purveyor (excuse the accident of alliteration) of anything in the way or shape of an Irish bull." I told the Board, a«f Mrs Grundy rightly says, that I should" carry on the theatre on the same principle as last year." but, instead of this mis-quotation, "although I have had no opportunity yet for carrying it on at, all." I distinctly said that I did not have many opportunities for carrying on the place." I don't, blame Mrs Grundy for doing her best to make fun out of next to nothing, but she ought to be accurate in her quotations, and if the good woman's, hearing is gone adrift, I should be pleased to join with others in the purchase for her of a good sound English-made ear-trumpet.—Yours dbedi- ently, S. BARNETT. 23, St. Andrew's-crescent, Cardift, 13th June, 1894. SUNDAY TRAINS ON THE BARRY RAILWAY. To the Editor of the "BARRY DOCK NEWS." DEAR SIR,—I have been looking- over the cor- respondence in your paper week after week for u, long time hoping to see some able person take up this important subject, but, so far. it has been all in vain. The subject is upon the Sunday trains on the Barry Railway, and I think it would be a. blessing to many in the district, as we are aware that the town is composed mostly of people from si, radius of fifty miles, that would like to spend a. Sunday in the place from whence they came, if they had the opportunity to do so. Many cannot afford to lose a day in the weelc. and I think that- if a train left Barry about 8.6 o'clock a.m., instead of 10.6 a.m., as at present, any person wishing to catch either the Rhondda, Rhymney, or the Monmouthshire Valley traius would be able to- do so. Also, I think there can be a slight improve- ment in the last train from Cardiff. I think if it left Cardiff at U.30. instead of :UO. as now, a person could rely on the Barry line if the G. W. or the R.-R. due in Cardiff about nine, is late, as is very often the case, causing many to use Shank s pony for eight miles after having- a. day's enjoyment. I hope these few lines will meet the eyes of some of the Barry officials, and then, I think, these incon- veniences will be things of the past, as I believe they would do anything reasonable for the benefit of the public.- Yours, &c., STILL LIVIKG IN HOPE." THE LIFE SAVING SOCIETY. To the Editor of the "BARRY DOCK NEWS." DEAR SIR,—As the boating and bathing season. has now commenced, and deaths from drowning are matters of every day occurrence, we think the present moment a favourable one for once more bringing to your notice, and asking your valuable assistance in calling public attention to the objects of the life-saving society. As the season advance one scarcely takes up a newspaper witboutnoticing with regret that one or more lives have been lost through drowning, often in the presence of spectators, who, with the best intentions, have been unable to render assistance owing to want of practical and theoretical knowledge, both as to the means of saving life from drowning and resuscitating those apparently drowned. Our work is to supply this knowledge, and we do this all over the United Kingdom and the Colonies by means of public lectures and demonstrations, the formation of classes and competitions. In this way, as will be gleaned from the report, the society has successfully introduced this study into private, pub- lic, and elementary schools, public baths, swimming clubs, rowing clubs, and other kindred institu- tions, the police, dock labourers, Her Majesty's naval and land forces, and, in fact, to the public generally. The whole of our work being done without pay- ment, and the fact of a large number of medical men and other competent instructors that we now number on our books, and the enthusiasm with which swimming and other institutions have taken up the subject, are convincing proofs that we are supplying a public want. Hence our again asking you for that valuable assistance which the Press have always accorded the Society, for as we progress, so we learn how much there is still to be done. The method of teaching is of the simplest character, and within the capabilities of everybody to learn. Firstly, there are various methods for bringing a person out of the water; secondly there are various methods by which a person going to save another may disengage from the clutch of a drowning person, and thus save his. own life, which would otherwise be in jeopardy. This knowledge is particularly necessary as many a life has been lost in trying to save that of another person; thirdly resuscitation of the apparently drowned. All these things are taught theoretically and abo practically on land and in the water by means of drill. With the object of extending the usefulness of the society and making its work more effective we are pleased at all times to give any information or assistance that may be required. In conclusion we earnestly appeal to you for the favour of your continued and valuable co-operation in bring- ing into greater prominence the humane work for which the Life-saving Society was founded.- We are, dear sir, yours very faithfully, WILLIAM HENRY, ) „ ARCHD. SINCLAIR, N- SEC8« 3, Clarendon-square, N.W., June, 1894.