I Penarth District G ouncil. I DEPUTATION ee WEST COTTAGES PRO- POSED NEW BRIDGE. THE ESTATE ALLOTMENTS. MR R. BEVAN'S DIGNITY TOUCHED IN TREATING WITH LORD WINDSOR. MR GUY DISPASSIONATELY AND SENSIBLY DISCUSSES THE QUESTION. This public authority's monthly meeting was held on Monday night Inst, undur the presidency of Mr W. L. Morris, J.P. There was a sparse attendance of members, only Messrs D. Morgan, J. Y. Styawson, R- Gay, R. Bevan. the Clerk, and Inspector of Nuisances being present. FINANCE. The collector's statement showed that f992 2s Od of the General District Ititte, ttiid £ 73 17s J Od of the Private Improvements hud been collected during February. All bills examined by the Committee trere passed. A letter was read from Messrs Bachelor and Snowden requiring a cheque for retention money in connection with the Outfall Sewer contract. It was elicited that the Council always retained 10 per cent of the contract price till the completion of any contract, together witfi the Surveyor's giving the 11 necessary satisfactory certificate. As the Surveyor was absent the chairman directed the dark, after conmuncatiug with .\(1' Evans, to for- ward the contractors a cheque for the surplus money. A DEPUTATION consisting of Mesers It. Handcock, R. Brice, John- n ston, Pickford, Cox, Sandy and Nurton had ah audience of t he Council regarding the proposed velii cular and pedestrian budge across West Cottages. ,1r Handcock spoke of his having to pay 2/- to 3/- daily, extra, for hauling bricks alone- Trie construc- tion of a proper bridge would be of untold convenience to residents of Windsor Ro'id. Mr Cox said he.had six houses to let in that part, which would not b3 the <aSé were a direct communi- cation existing between the town and West Cott ige. Mr Sandey remarked upon the dirtiness and dal k- Dess of the approaches to West, *ott'agvs from Windsor Road, whilst Mr Nurton staled that were there to be this bridge it would save tradesmen a quarter of a mile each way, besides being SIn induce- ment for the West Cottage residents to purchase at Penarth instead of going to Cardiff. (Laughter.) The Chairman in summarising the infinite advan- tages accruing to the town generally oy luyn g n more direct route to a most impuitnit put of the town, said the matter should lectiw the Council's most careful attention- ALLEGED HIGHWAY INFliINGKlfKNT. Mr R. Be van thought ther* was no neee-sify for him 1o make any lengthy leiuntk, he sittiply say with reference to the notice of mo ion standing- in his name that The Chairman As there are si f-w heir, don't you think it better to defer the matters Mr Bova,), With pleasure. This was unanimously agreed to. ALLOTMENTS- Mr Guy said he had received a petition signed by 1 26 ratepayer, 19 of whom we-.<-» living in Sully Terrace, praying for desirable, holdi-ig*. The ()ier It is for the Buai d It) hold an f-nqniry. Th e Chairman There will be no difficulty in coming to verms with the Estate- Mr 31 -rgan If those iirlividu ap dy for land in any arbiUry way if will cost tliem more than apply- ing to the Estate, which is reasonable enough, if the Estate refuse then they can come to tie Board. Mr Guy: We only want to nuke amicable hrrange- ments with the Estate there is no necessity to trs"rr to compulsory powers- ']'lie (ities,ii)ii nvst be faced and negoti*lions madtt with tne E^ta e for land, as there is a geueral desire abroad to get allotments. I shall, however, strongly opppse putting compulsory powers iu force whilst other nn ans e.xi.^t It is de- tsirableto secure ie;tsotialkle fixl, of t^irite and net be subject to three months' notice. 1 told tilt, depu- tation who presented this peiiiulI that if the Estate Would give a fair undeitaking- concealing leases, it. vOdd be impolitic to force the Council's All we Waiit is to know what, can faiily Or done. The Chairman It is unfortunate Mr Suell is absent or e might get a safisfacK)iy reply- The Clerk I'll )oee Mr Sneil itIld ascertain on what terms suitable ground citji I)e obtained; Mr K. lievitil Having put the allotments in force, aDd having received this petition, does it add to the 'U4 '—- dignity of this Board (laughter) to treat with the ground landlord ?-I do not wish to approach Lord Windsor in auy arbitrary way. The Clerk When you find land cannot be acquired on satisfactory conditions, then you are within your province in taking advantage of the Act. Of course I shall apptoach Mr Snell on behalf of the Council. It was ultimately resolved that the Clerk do this. SALOP STREET SKWEB. The following letter was read from Mr W. U. Meazey—Having noticed, in the papers that the Sur- veyor Mr Evans, was under the impression that I ac- cused him of inserting words after I had signed the contract, injustice to him and myself I wish at once to rem )ve that wrong idea. Such a thing never oc- cured to my mind for one moment, and how it origin- ated I am at a loss to understand. But I do still contend that it was a lump sum con- tract, and not at schedule prices, and upon that distinct understanding in my mind I tendered- Otherwise, I should have filled in the schedule at! my own prices* but as the job has worked out I am at a loss by the transaction, which I can ill afford. Trusting that you will consider the matter reasonably I am, gentleman, Yours obediently, W- R. MEAZEY. Mr Morgan stated that the matter was very un- satisfactory, but the Chairman drew the Council's attention to the fact that a provisionary contract clause specified that additions or subtractions could be made ad lib according to the work done, Mr Guy thought that in the future contractors should schedule their own prices. The Chairman But Mr Meazey never filled in the prices; he simply gave a lump sum againsi each item and the Surveyor can add to or take from. The Clerk TIJe matter had better remain in abeyance till the Surveyor returns. This was agreed to. This concluded the business.
Politics and Bad Temper. FARMER BEATEN AT PETERSTONE. A LATE PENARTII POLICEMAN A DEFENDANT At the Penarth Police-court on Monday, a case was heard in which a police-constable named William Evan3, late of Penarth, and two men named respec- tively Thos. Kew, signalman, and David Leyshcn, of Peterstooe-super-Ely, was summoned for assaulting a f:tt,.iiet- named James Lennon, of Pendoylan, on the 16th. February last. Mr Gworg.J David, solicitor, ap- peared for the complainant, and Mr T. H. Belcher defended. There were also et-osi-surniiionses against complainant. Dr Moynan, Cowbridge, who was called at the de- sire of Mr David, deposed that he attended complain- ant the day following the alleged assault, and then y 1-1 n found him suffering from two black eyes and several bruises on the temple and shoulder. Complainant, was then called, and appeared in the oox wiih a shawl over his si o ilders. He had known Evans, the police-constable, for the past eight months, but the other defendants were not personally known fo complainant- They arrived at Peterstone Station' about. ö.:W p.m and then the defendant Leyshon went up t) him and told him he was a better Liberal thau he was a Tory. and near the booking-offict. door one of the defendants tried to pull him inside. Complainant resisted them, but ultimately they got him on the platform and there he was knocked down. When on the ground the fiist man complainant saw above him was Evans, the police-constable, who was at the time in plain clothes. The latter gave him a kiek on the temple, aud also gave him several blows on the face.—Cross-examined by Mr Belcher: He (complainant) had a stick (produced) with him at the time, and he taised it to defend himself, Theie was a feelizig, bet,ween Evans and himself smce the former had caused him to be fined £ b at \v John Jones, farmer and district councillor, deposed that Leyshon ripped complainant up at the station. and the othe" two defendants struck him when on the Oround, HS if tliey were "killing a snake. (Laughter-j Blood flowed from complainant's wounds as if a pig was being killed- (Laughter) r, Witness went to the latter's assistance, and afterwards remained locked up in the booking-office for two hours, as be was afraid to go from there- Evidence for the defence having been heard, at the in conclusion of ihe esse the magistrates retired to cou- sidertbeb" decision, and after a long consultation s i eii' 11 Thornley, on returning into court, said that they were of opinion that the case had been immensely exasperated, but that there was no doubt a technical offence had been committed. The defendants would therefore be fined 20s and costs each. The case lasted over three hours.
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in HI ■— F 0 0 T B A L L i NEWPORT V. PENARTH, After an enforced and prolonged. holiday owing to froat-bound ground, the Penarth footballers resumed operations on Saturday last. Perhaps, it would have been well, considering all things, if without the frosty some other cause had arisen to make the holiday still longer. Penarth had the team par excellence to meet, and were not in a position to meet them under any- thing like favourable circumstances. This may, to a certain extent, account for the very brief criticisms which have appeared on the match. It is not evea mentioned in the Athletic News "-a paper which, everyone knows never omits Newportian doings. The fact of the matter is that Penarth were unable to put a thoroughly representative team in the field, being, as regards unavoidable absenteeism, fairly up a tree. Never in the history of the club have the Seasiderg been so unfortunate in the loss of their best players through accidents and otherwise as they have been this season. They commenced brilliantly, but, at the present time. are comparatively on their beam ends. The best team they ever put in the field was the one that beat Cardiff in the Cardiff Arm s Park and, by sheer ill luck, they have never been able to put the same men together. It speaks volumes in their praise that they managed to keep their heads above water, so to speak, till the pressnt time. The struggle they made with Newport on the Penarth ground with four of their best forwards away was almost phenomenal-and they were only beaten by a try. But on the return match last Saturday, they met with by far theirost disastious defeat they have en- countered this season-and the reason of this was misfortune rather than fault. No fewer than five of their stars were unable to don the jersey-Cletgence, the full back, Hutchings, Hubert Alexander, Dai Evans, and Gibbs-all of whom played in the Cardiff match, bad to be substituted. George Shepherd, too, was almost unable to play owing to his knee being in a bad condition; and therefore, taking all these things into consideration, the team which met the Newportians was not representative of the one which brought victory to Penarth against the Cardiffians. The least therefore said about the match Jthe better. It cannot be expected that an emasculated team would work a miracle, Up to half time they did well, but in the second half the Newport backs mada matters rather warm. Behind the scrum Newport appear to be coming back to their old form. The Penarth forwards, on the whole did well, even better than most people expected, but our backs were a little bit off- There was a general falling away in the last ten minutes, Newport scoring three tries during that time. Geoff Matthews has the credit of scoring foe Penarth. The absence of Hutchings will be severely felt during the rest of the season, It is rather fortunate for our town club that the season is well towards its close, for Hubert Alexander and Gibbs will not Tplay again this year. George Shspherd, too, will be unable to play next week, and the unavoidable absenteeism will be felt most at half. Penarth practically, will have to play two men from the seconds. There are several matches on the fixture card still remaining that will take some pulling off viz. Cardiff, Llanelly, Gloucester, and Loicester. Barnstaple comes off on Monday next, on the Penarth ground at 4.30. It was rumoured in Penarth during the week, that McCarthy, of Grangetown, had offered his services as half. There is no truth whatever ia the statement, and even, if the offer had been tendered, the past experience of Penarth in connection with training Cardiff men, would have taught the Commit- tee to reject the offer with thanks.
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