Original Poetry. THE SAINTS DEATH. ^read softly, as you enter yonder room 6 *n8e 1 of Death there w aiting stands to bear home Inf glory shadowless and broad, 0 the presence of the great eternal God; y°u cross the threshold, in silence bow the head, or °ne of His own saints there lies upon that bed. And* ^*afs aS° he knelt before God's throne, j. thro' the cross of Jesus received as his own Forgiveriess for his sins, a cleansing by the blood,— ij, e S^lHy past was swept away by that crimson flood ij, e Ghost bore -witness that God was reconciled, at he was now delivered from all that once defiled. P4 holy peace possessed him as Christ his soul did fill, j 9*a thence his one desire to do his Master's will; y,Was his joy and crown to praise the God of love, Worship with His saints the Saviour from above prayer his voice full oft was raised that God would bless Is Weary children travelling thro' the wilderness. 2]*' ^ith what holy boldness he seiged the throne of grace, they should fee delivered, —the sons of A dam's race — not in vain he pleaded, full oft his prayer was heard, °r God laid hold tue sinner by the preaching of His word: » days of Pentecost returned, the Holy Ghost came down, He with mighty blessing His servant's woik did crown, "all no easy battle with sin that he did wage, ti oft he felt the tempter's power, as in His rage 8ought to baffle and defeat this child of God Be 'n va'n'~ he claimed the victory thro' the blood: Ue c'°thed himself in armour, the armour of the light,— Used the Spirit's sword, and triumphed in God's might. aV^ warfare's over—one foa but now remains J}e disease has racked his frame with cruel pains.J Ur»n°W.^e8 helpless on his bed all weak and worn :— Uj^this earth he ne'er will see another morn Th8 t6Uulsen cheeks and half closed eyes all clearly tell at soon ha will in heaven with angels dwell.. Big r ours are numbered the sands of Time sink fast, oil, Soon indeed, his pulses beat their last; jj 8 iovocl ones now are gathered round his dying bed, Th ^ove(^ w^e heside him, her hand rests on his head death film gather* in his eyes, his brow is wet, e gently wipes away the mist and icy sweat. jj. 8h! he tries to speak,—his lips begin to move Si/ *°°k ^ar away as to heaven above; Th* t° hear what he njay say;—she scarce can catch A.in ^isper stil),—his voice is faint—the others watch Wait in silence,—he speaks again: "Mother, see e angels now are coming, they surely co lie for me." 11, Mis face is lighted up with a glory from on high, ,• knows full Avell for him that Heaven is drawing nigh °annot see them, dear,"—she saidfather, where are ( tlioy :But, wife, I see tlien:l, "-his yoice grow stronger— Yes, to Im going home to be with Jesus ;—Hark; they sing Wondrous song so sweet about my Lord and King." 0 Hp Owell, mother no longer can I a kiss ) 1 on my brow impart;—my children, oh what bliss Q^ee before me I come kiss me, too dear ones good bye! »ipDleet me all up there, now promise, ere I die," "T>° father, yes we will,' their tears ran fast; °nt cryhe said, we all shall meet in heaven at last." Moment's pause !—■" Mother, they almost now are here;" among them friends and loved ones to us dear; Of /.01.lc^er at the gates of heaven, a glorious band shining ones, with palms of victory there stand,"— A sacred hush now fill, the room, for God'is there, g.ory rests upon them which they scarce can bear. he sits up in his bed, and looks beyond him it j_°ther, 1 see Jesus is there-" his eyes not now are dim, (( ae beckons me; I'm coming Lord!" he leaps upon his feet °od-bye; I'm going, my loving Saviour now to ra3ot. ^ht from heaven shines round him, then circles r-juntf his iicjid, e gives one shout of victory, and falls back—dead.
Penarth-Road Toll at Cardiff SIR WILLIAM LEWIS'S TERMS. "ABSOLUTELY PREPOSTEROUS. P 9?. Tuesday aftenaoon at a special meeting* of the ,ublic Works Commitb e of the Cardiff Corporation, th ,,Unc'er ^he presidency of Alderman Daniel Lewis, 6 Clerk (Mr Cornish) stated that he had received the terms which Sir Wm Thomas promised to forward to the committee in the course of a few days relative to the tolls at present levied on the Penarth-road. ihe Chairman asked whether it was advisable that terns should be made public, and j, Mr Cornish said he hid a communication from Mr ranklin, clerk to the County Council, asking that the fins should be kept private until the meeting of the JOInt committee. The following were the terms :— CARDIFF AND PENARTH ROAD, pleads of terms of taking over by public authorities; f "e^Penarth-road to be deemed to mean the roc.d J011* St Mary-street, Cardiff, to the cross roads near Q Merry Harriers, Llandough. lat 16 autkorities taking the Penarth-road are also to n 6 ovgr and keep in repair as public thoroughfares e tw° roads leading from Penarth-road to the village 01 llandough. years' purchase, calculated upon the th Prfits earne^ by the road, taking an average of 6 last seven years, and charging all permanent Itnprovements to capital. StiV 6 roa<^ taken to in its present condition and jjj the terms of transfer to be deemed a public SQWay from the time it is taken over. ■ 1 "—— The present road propria tors to be empowered to lay and place pipes for any purposes they may retire, and also sewer or drains along or across and wires over or under the said road wherever they may wish to do so, provided they become responsible for any damage which may be caused to persons using the road in consequence of their laying or placing such pipes, sewers, and wires, and provided that they make good the road after disturbing it for any such pur- pose to tho reasonable satisfaction of the authorities who then repair the road. The Marquis of Bute is to be at liberty to construct and use level crossings for railways or tramways at two points where he m iy elect to do so over the said road. He is also to he at liberty to construct and use bridges or subways over or under the roadways at any place or places he may wish, such bridges in the case of over-bridges to have a span equal to the width of the road at the points crossed, but in no case is he to be required to make the spaa of any bridges more than 50ft., and the headway over the surface of the road to the under side of the bridges to be at least 14ft. In the case of under bridges or subways the width between the parapets to be of the width of the road at the points where the bridged are made, so that the same shall in no case be required to exceed thirty feet. The property in the soil of the road will not pass to the public authorities but only the right of way ti over the same' The present position and the rights of the Cardiff and Pjnarth Harbour Tramway Company are not to be affected, but are to remain the same as if the road had not been taken over. Councillor RAMSDALB The terms are absolutely preposterous they should lie on the table and be done with. Councillor THOMAS; Send them to our new Musttum! Councillor F. J. BEVAN I think it should come up at our next meeting. I move that this letter, so far as it relates to the proposed agreement, be printed and sent as a private document to each member of he committee. Councillor THOMAS said he began to think they did not avail themselves enough of the Press, who would publish a copy of the document* It was a thing for the ratepayers to see every line of it showed that the terms were deliberately made impossible. For instance, they should look at the Bute-street level ciossing everyone said on passing there they would not, if they had the power, allow such lines, aud now they were asked to agree to a thing which would in time cross one of the busiest streets- Councillor F- J. BEVAN did not think one of them was a term which could be made possible. They had, he said, made the term utterly impracticable. Councillor THOMAS I am strongly of opinion that they ought to go to the public- Councillor BAMSDALE thought they should be made public immediately. If the letter were given to the Press the ratepayers would see the trouble they had to obtain anything of a beneficial character. The subject will now come before the joint com- mittee of the various intereits which are concerned in the matter.
Police Intelligence. A DISORDERLY HOUSE.—At Penarth Police-court on Monday—before Messrs Valentine Trayes, W. B. Gibbs, and Councillor Morris—Sarah Disb-ai-y, the occupier of 58, Maughan-street, Penarfch, was sum- moned for keeping a disorderly house. Police- Sergeant Salter deposed finding sufficient evidence to j show that the house was being used fo? immoral purposes. Defendant herself did not. appear and the magistrates ordered a warrant to be issued for her arrest. Before the court rose the woman appeared, I and as a result of the rehearing accused was ordered to pay a fine of XIO, or in default one month's imprisonment with hard labour. His DEBUT IN THE DOOK. -John Morgau, Leck- with, who pleaded that it was his debut in the dock, was fined 10s for being drunk in charge of a horse and trap at Penat-th,-Willian-i Davies, labourer, was sent to gaol for seven days without the option of a fine for a repetition of his d. and d." practices, THE DECREES OF FATE.—Ed Bailey, who assisted himself to the front by means of a pairs of crutches, after repeated failures by the Bench to extract a promise not to offend again, wished to be truthful and tried to show that he could not rule again the accident of Fate, if Fate turned his donkey to stray on the highway when it should be in the field, and he was told to Go, sin'no more. A WAR OF WORDS.—Esther Parry summoned Ada Cowdrey for assault. The parties reside at Cogan, and one morning last week had an oral doorstep war- fare, the termination of which was that Mrs Parry threw a bucket of water over her to subdue either her fiery language or her burning enthusiasm. For this 0 Mrs Parry had to pay Is. NOT A MODEL FATHER.—Francis Yara, an Italian fireman? was proved by his wife Elizabeth, to be far removed from the general conception of a model hus- band, and for threatening to cut his wife and baby in bits he was bound over in the sum of £ 5 to keep the peace towards her for six months.
——————— 1 Found in Penarth Dock. NOT DROWNED BUT DEAD. PROLONGED INQUEST ON THE LATF JOSEPH LENDON. RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE JURY. 3 Last Friday Mr E. B. Reece, coroner, conducted an enquiry into the circumstances attending the death of the Naval Crimean veteran who was found flrw;™ .I, do* last week Mr D. T. Morris° wastTiaL The deceased, who was a widower, 61 years old was formally identified by his adopted son Jos. lvm. Bradshaw, 59, Maughan Street, who last saw him alive the preceding Sunday, Witness was a pilot's apprentice at Barry Dock. The coroner: Poor fellow he used to sit on the jury some years ago, poor old chap! Mrs Maria Dean, occupying part of deceaseds bouse said she knew him for a long time; he used to look after himself; she, hsrself, but she saw him last alive quite feber, at 6-45 p.m. on March 20. Mr Wilson came o the house at 7 o'clock next morning, l'ie heard deceased get up between 4 and 5 o'clock; it was very dark. J Mr Edward Wilson, boatman and dock pilot, deposed to Lendon's working the same ship as witness at the top of the dock on the North side, He • followed deceased within 15 minutes after the latter had called him in the morning, and arrived aboard the ship at 5-15. As Lendon did not arrive he waited for him till after 6 o'clock, and then sent some men to look for him. Subsequently he saw the bodr being taken to the dead-house. By the coroner: It was a finish, and beautiful morning. Mr Tonkin was anxious to know if the witness knew of the existence of sple9n, pique or envv harboured against deceased. Witness: Mo he was too well liked at least I knolv of no one's having a grudge against him. The foreman was rather dubious of proper lighting facilities at this portion of the dock, he would also like to know—he confessed to not being an early riser-what kind of a morning it was. ° The Jury Rather dull; very hazy. Richard Kenure, a rigger, was next examined and said he was going along the dock about the alleged time deceased fell in but heard no cry. Witness was waiting to meet him at 5 o'clock aboard the boat. Eventually he went to seek him and found him floating. The coroner: Where ? Witness In the South East corner of the basin half way between the corner and the lack gates, close to the quay wall. He was face downwards, his hat was on, and his oilskins was inflated like a baioon and was thus keeping him up. After calling a dock gateman to assist him they, in a very few minutes got deceased out of the water but he was quite dead. & A Juryman How about the light ? Witness: Veiy dull, there was a lamp at tin corner, I was five minutes behind him and I could see. The Coroner What about his eyesight ? Mr Wilson Deceased had beautiful eyesi/ht. -By the Coroner: It was not so very hazy, "and the dock was not so very well lit. The Foreman: It's a very dangerous corner. The Corner: I've written on more than one occasion of it's danger. Could not the dock authorities put up stanchions ? One of the jurymen seemed to think it was impos- sible, but Mr Tonkin thought the difficulty could easily be surmounted were the stanchions made portable. Mr Isaac Davies also mentioned that it was done in the Cardiff Eaet Dock by means of a pin. A Juryman: It's remarkably strange that a man with 40 years' experience should be ab"e to drown himself at that particular point. The Coroner Are there no chains there ? The Jury: None. The Coroner in summing up said the jury had nothing but to return a verdict of found drowned The b foreman after conferring briefly with the jurors said that the verdict was "Found Suffocated." Mrs Dean was then recaJled, By the Coroner: I laid out deceased but observed no marks of violence on him. This further testimony of Mrs Dean was due to one of the jurors remarking upon it's being very unusual for a body to float immediately following drowning, After considerable discussion on the mot p int of Found drowned or Found suffocated," the Coronei: compromised, and the following verdict was returned That Joseph Lendon was found dead, floating face downwards in Penarth Basin, his oilskin being in- flated as to prevent his sinking; but there was not sufficient evidence to show how be got there. The jury also recommended That the four corners of the basin were highly dangerous that thev ought to be properly protected, and furthermore that the light was bad, insufficient, and of poor quality. The Coroner said he would apprise the proper officials of the jurors' rideis, 1
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