Original Poetry. THE STORM AT SEA. The Ualwl'f6'jo«t Put out to sea: motW „ °° ,0ri s^-ore;—above Him you can see ■^roud phIr'ro "humanity in miniature, — All gatherpr)18^6-11^ wretc^e(i outcast, vile and pure, The spell nf jS ^raTrn by some mighty spell j 80o«neB» and of love, ■which in him dwell. fie sends Gr" cr0W(i that hovers round Him still They -would v?'' an<^ ^en climbs the lonely hill; ~ut His an p aY? n3a^e him King o'er things of sordid worth, ?e 'n that atTre m^htier than the Kings of earth. one *ho 1 ne*if! therefore, prays for strength and pow»r, Xhe 6Ver ears *n dread temptation's hour. the storm comes on apace; The lightnin j w'nc''s ^ow moan around that lonely place Ji'Shtg Up drawn from out the scabbard of the sky a «Q comes #ce?le one moment, then darkness far and nigh all hell a Su en °rash that rends the very air, The sto Were loosed in the madness of despair. he s^pe!6*1 tlie lake, that only just agone ?he ^aves lnsi, i nea^h the light of setting sun 4? safety now f mto, fury, lift high their foaming crests, Jg*t caJSf°r au^ht uPon their hearing breasts their power, or live in such a gale, Ah! t. Uess roUlld '•—the bra rest heart must fail, thatVnof^ far^ .°hject tossing to and fro, hapless h +6.am ihumined a moment but ago Awhile, seef ;tf, cau £ ht within the tempest's coils; 6 ^ind gv,: ^elPless crew in vain against it toils Th rent> through the rigging, the sails are torn and y 8eize the SutTvho th t °arS °nCe more' tlieir is almost spent! j^hoge voice ilth TV,llat brings them out this night on eea ? 4'\like to •' Car ? its tones U seeins t0 m9 those or, k1 8;r:yet no> he must have reached yon side hear that voin^v g long before the evening died J We shall perf-C ,?* storm Now> J°hn, pull hard, 5rU8t they • yeS' 18 llis voice !'ve heard. crew i,Can no one stretch a hand to save is their Mu? tlley,' must they fmd a watery grave ?~ U»!t> ut obevprl Ti-C1 twas He tll £ lt sent them o'er that sea: SrJ 0 potter, ? Word! they knew not wliat might be t68 ^eir hard tnay'that catcher on the hill i?e ^aveg t, 01ImK, and prays for them that do His will, i^he Lord a mountain side, the God of earth and sky I f. Jtep8 upon tu1'! ^ears.n°t tho' the storm rage high Th that st- a oaining sea, and hastens on !1V ^ayes u»b^en erew> whose hope is almost gone b 58 that pat for they know He is their Lord j jU^>hark! ° 511 birth by His creative word. fromhm!fcry of terror that I hear ? Our lS a ghost! ml A i°at a,C1'OSS the waters dl"ea1'. i'ai^0116 ^st re ^ost > our doom is sealed, fcehni?11, l°ved wif ^°Pe.is gone, we now must yield. each ot>iPv °4m^ children, we shall never more was then th W6 reac^ heavenly shore. afSter spoke t0 them,—" Be of good cheer It ral 0ft xtorl/T^ sha11 cIisaPPear 5 It !fge around ° fed tbe 5torm however high Oh \nnot harm m?:wf,rk your Saviour is now nigh trust me n °nes when I am near Cr-6 itl that b' °W l Q1 C°me t0 SaVC y°U' do not fear "7^ out in s2ri Vho, knew-that voice before them .all, Cd T? §ladnes^ he heard thrall 1- I difl in WonrW VG' t0 wllora my s°ul doth .cieave, Be h ll0t: 8eek H' Srace a sinner did recei'sjl^ J n,, r°^e me bv F* i1St' my heart refused to 'jtf eld Oh npfcter c • e' and then my soul He healed." 1 r-anld me conic if 'tis Thou' llP°n the sea *canh r storm « lf Thou but speak to me sink i f TV,01' AVave> shall keep me from Tliy side "Cok;011 the Mofl+ art near> my friend and Guide." jj 6< thou win'i»^0lre in accents) sweet and clear,— v! eaVes b«i • at hand to save> thou need not fear." Can imped1!1?'-ere 1,0 80es> his fisher's coat; A 1158 eye m 1TS pr°gress he steps from out the boat: Ui8 'rty lfave!,i! J-Sus for awhile, then sees siv!iage ebbs awlnCmf' then doubt his heart doth seize j. down t0-u-i 'om Him who saves, j hec • 1S ees' am^3t the encircling waves. hf^Suer stretch^Lord' save me> or I die." ■^Uc} b; j sinkiriD. th His hand—for he is nigh M1 n him 'walk U a grasP His strong arm, 0 Bavo +LCan °rv to w-6 s^de' where naught can harm. &fJhe soul tW> m in vain 5 He ever re:idy is s tempest tost,—what wondrous love is ^Hey^ tlieir length upon her deck they stand t, be frii 111 CJ gather that noble little band. S^5iesSt.lU- 10 Stovm say "Peace; ye waves, hen all 111:\ 'Wiftly d IS calm: Nature obeys His will. So ely they uf? ^eaeh that now long-wished-for shore O^st th6 J J their Perils all are o'er. & £ 5' to intercede °Vife' h°Wever fierce the gale, ?6 see7^ay ofient rllof ^ve can never fail; ;Ss8 lif^a11' I Ween • breakers wild at night; st<w s Sea He'll o ark he keePs in sight; Thejj sink toa^.say to me A11'« well." a! take +>, Peace within me dwell. S?>1 bark to and ri&ht across the sea shall ell11! land S0P^e and '"e Ur, ?i'e Q: l?e«ce and lov and breakers ne^er come ew °ne I'lf Rf°V^ my dear eternal home ehai-fi, 688 a§es ron .a" and with the ransomed sing, l'h. uJ Hosanna to our King." H. HARDING. | H. HARDING.
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Correspondence. STREET NAMNG. To the Editor of the Penarth Chronicle. SIR—Our street nomenclature is a subject ap- parenly left to chance, whereas it should occupy a prominence sufficient to justify the formation of a street sub-committee for the District Council. When future historians and generations eum us up-well, let that be. We all feel proud of the place, but let us have significant, pregnant names. With many of the older named streets there is nothing to take exception to but who is responsible for such meaningless names as have been saddled, by goodness knows who, upon many of our roads ? Surely we cannot have a satiety of names perpetuating the prowess of the Clives, es; pecially Robert, who with Warren Hastings first founded the Indian Empire. What is there in Archer Road, Victoria Road, Lord Street, Pembroke Terrace, Norris Terrace, Plymouth Road, Hickman Road, Ivy Street, Paget Place, Wood Street, etc., etc ? Common-place and deadly dull everyone! Why, Sir, there ought to be as much punctiliousness in the selection, as in the preparation of an election address. The Press would doubtless do its best in obtaining a plebescite and assisting in the final choosing of a name which by such meahs would create a public interest second only to an election. It's a subject, Sir, not to be flippantly dealt with, and I sincerely hope my suggestion will have that consideration which the matter intrinsically claims. I am, etc., NOMENIS. [Whilst fully concurring in the remarks of our Correspondent we cannot forbear adding that were Indian names used for streets we might be having Dhawalagari Street, Kuncbinjinga Road, Triehinoply Parade, Seringapatam Avenue- There is without doubt a great deal in a name. So the Puritans thought. We well remember a member of Cromwell's Parliament-Praise-God Bare-bones—as well as his son. IfJesus-Christ-had-not-died-for-thee-thou-badst been-dammed Bare bones. He was, however, usually called Dammed Dr Barsbonea, If by keeping religiously within a circumscribed sphere we are likely to have a murrain, similar to this, we are content to go on in the same sweet old style. Ed. Penarth Chronicle.] READING ROOM. To the Editor of the Penarth Chronicle. ——— DEAR SIR,-If the Free Library Committee are going to provide such mental pabulum as Tit Bits, Answers, and Pearson's Weekly, then it's time to rele- grate the Reading-room to that exclusive coterie who can intellectually subsist on such fare, I admit that the Strand Magazine would be an acquisition, but if the three above mentioned weeklies, or any one, cannot be ungrudgingly bought by the correspondent who wrote to Rambling Tommy last week, then let him mentally starve. Yours truly, STUDENT. I BETTING. To the Editor of the Penarth Chronicle- DEAR SIR.-In reply to Mr Edward Seao-rave I should like to know, before entering on a coutroveisy on this subject, what proportion sand bears to sugar nowadays. Yours etc., TEE-TO-TATER. BETTING. • To the Editor. DEAR SIR,—Of the birth-place or birthday of gambling we have no authentic record, but as to its parentage Cotton, an amusing writer of the last cen- tury, describes it as an enchanting witchery born of the joint parentage of idleness and avarice. We find laws condemn and regulate it among the statutes of I the Roman Empire, and right on through the centuries attempts to exterminate it are continually recorded in the statute book? of the nations, these statute makers have, as the mouth piece of the public conscience, condemned the wrong and then winked at the know- ledge of its hiding place. It has existed among all classes, but more particularly among the rich, and those who have no regular occupation, though it has been the skeleton in the cupboard of many a humbler home, and like the great Juggernaut car, its greedy- wheels have crushed out the life of many of its devotees. It is a potent exemplification of the proverb, the Devil finds some mischief still for idle bands to do. We are told the passion for gambling is not confined to civilized nations, but I have no direct evidence on this point. Tacitus an historian of the first century of the Christian era, says "the Germans would stake, their own persons, and the Ioer go into slavery,. Buffering themselves to be bound and sold for such a* supposed debt for which they received nothing'" and. in later lines previous to the formation of the Germsm, Empire, gambling was encouraged in several of principalities of Geimany, Baden-Baden and Hamburg; being recognised European haunts for devotees of the vice; but some 20 years r I) gaming was suppressed irz these places, and since then the Italian principality of Monaca has become a gamblers' metropolis, 111 the first centuries of the Christian era gambling was, a conspicuous vice in Rome under the Empire, but., the civil law contains only a limited amount of legis-r lation on the subject. One Roman statute enacts that tha loser could never be sued for payment of gamb- ling debts, and an action could be entered for the? return of moneys that had been paid as for losses ia, gambling by the loser or his heirs any time within^ fifty years," and in case such was not sued for by- them, the municipal body of the town where the loss- took place, were specially empowered to do so, and to spend the recoversd money for public purposes' Thiw,, I should judge to be the most r-idical law on record for its tuppression, though one on similiar principles, has existed in England to which I will refer later on The Romans also are credited wi h instituting lotteries, but in those early days only as a means of amusement7 where a free distribution of small prizes were to bo- given away and each person drawing their prize, this? would appear a more innocent thing than what it- afterwards became, but alas, for human innocence, it has but a short life in the unrenewed man. Lotteries have been common in the United States, but the- numerous frauds practiced in lottery schemes there-- have called for and brought forth their legislative abolition. In Paris the exclusive right to keep public- gaming houses was let out to one company who paidj an annual licence of fix million Francs (neaily a- quarter of a million poui d,3 sterling) and kept six,- houses prior to 1838, for a long time these hotlse were: open from one o'clock in the afternoon nil 5 or 6 the, following morning. The most constant frequenters of* these houses admitted it was impossible to win therefor in the long run, as is manifest by the fact that aftes" the company bad paid the heavy licenco before namect; and all working expenses, there remained a clear profit: for the year 1837 of X76,000, so that the company- must have gotten from the pockets of their customers- nearly half a million pounds sterhug in a single year, whilst they were trying to get it out of each others- pockets not by honourable commerce but by greed- That a vice causing so much wretcheduess should not- merely be permitted and the i»rac ice ct it superin-- tended by Government, but that it should contribute ■ considerably to the public revenues became a subject of loud complaint in France, and the ministers oc congress in compliance with the desire of the chamber of deputies extinguished all such licenses after- January 1st, 1838, and during the year following this stoppage there was a large increase in the- savings bank deposits, which I think may be taken as assumptive evidence that the surplus earnings of the people, which formerly fed the liveried servants and trappings of these deus of mischief, were now being set aside for the earner's own use in the day of need. We are told by historians and otl e 's that gambling in its val iousdepartments has caused greater demoralization in France than in England. That is doubtless because its practice has been aiere universal there being a less proportion of the people who regard the Diving law. I find that to deal with English legislation in this letter would make it too long, so I must defer that till next week. We are told Tis truth that kills," and doubtless some of the gambling fraternity will wince under my criticism, tor this I offer no apology- I may state that my re- marks are not intended to annoy anyone, but if I can induce the discontinuance of cinly a small part of what: I consider to be an infernal practice, which has laict its thousands in a suicides grave, its thousands in an embezlers goal, and how many, it has sent to the gallows, I dare not guess-I shall be repaid. To those who are not gone to these depths, but are only playing on its surface, I would say wash your handa of it, and seek a honest living in au honourable calling By your permission I will deal wiih Engliah legis- lation on gambling next week, which i will give ia. more detail of statutes, &c. y Yours faithfully, EDWARD SEAGRATE; Penarth, March 20, 1895. ROUGHS WORK.. To the Editor of the Penarth Chroncile. DEAR SIR—1 do not wish to prosecute or evert publish the names of certain youths, but if they would be clear of such a position in the future, they musfc not again repeat the unkind and unmanly act of t, throwing large heavy stones against the front door o £ respectable residents, and that to where an afflicted, laiy lay on her sick bed. No pleas of accident can be offered as the door is a distance from the public: footpath. Yours faithfully, A LOVER OF PEACE*