0 hit-Chat. BY RAMBLING TOMMY. Who was the young lady who was threatened to 3 locked out at night if she kept such late hours, and plied I,' Never mind, it won't last for long-" She is ) be married some time next month. 0 0 0 He proved that he read the Penarth Chronicle. A :-Did you read -1 Tirrotliy Slick" in last week's homcte ? I wonder who he is ? I go to town daily ther by the 8'80 or 8-45 train, but I don't know, or iven't seen anyone answering to his description. B;—Well, yes; of course I read the Chronicle 'ery week, and have read "Timothy Slick appear- g therein, but I hadn't noticed that anything was id about him going to town daily. B I don't believe you see the (jhronicle at all, Iy you don't like to own it' Half-an-hour later, after saying good-night- A Here, B half a minute. 'I B- returns. A: Where would you have been by this time if I idn't called you back ? BFurther away from a fool than I am now here, I told you I read the Chronicle. The paragraph referred to appeared in these Columns last week. 000 A unanimous verdict :That Mr Porud's Concert last Wednesday evening was much the best of the season." All who missed it. missed a grand treat. 000 A certain gentleman, who knows what music is, 1 was in ecstacies over the quartette The sea hath its pearls," and the singing of Miss Annie Va vies, who received a double encore. 0 0 0 I greatly regret that so few were present, the hall not being half full. This is surprising, when it is remembered bow willing Mr Proud has always been to assist every sect and party in the town. The. patronage he received was, in truth. but little encour- agement to him to render assistance when required in the future. 000 I he Penarth Lodge of the Independent Order of Good Templars, was honoured with a visit last Wed- nesday, from the Grand Chief Templar of Wales, Bra Stanford, who provided a splendid entertainment, which was as miscellaneous as it was interesting. The attendance here, also, was small. 0 0 0 Perhaps the time .of the year has something to do With meagre audiences at Concerts and Entertain- ments ? POO I Next month will be noted for Church and Sunday School Anniversaries, if for nothing else. On May 19th the Presbyterian Chapel Anniversary will be vheld, the preacher being the Rev W. Boss, M.A.J of Glasgow, who visited Pemrth twelve months ago, and so delighted his hearers. Mr Ross will also con- net a week s Mission in the Presbyterian Chapel. On the seme date, the Tabernacle Baptist Church Anni- versary will be celebrated. The pastor, Rev W- Q. a vies, will officiate, On the 26th May, the Anni- versary of (Jogan Methodist Sunday School will take pfcce, the preachers being Mr Baker and Mr Morgan. O Ccuu and on the same day, the Rev J, Hod-son late of Penarth, will preach 0D the occagioa » Trinity school anniversary, 0 0 0 Our local poet, Mr D. T: Morris, wrote the follow- ing lines in honour of the marriage of Dr Joseph ,] Parry's daughter, and as they are so good I cannot 'I resist the temptation to insert them in this column J although a week or two behind hand.
TO MISS EDNA PARRY ON HER WEDDING DAY. Ring the joy-bells, ring them wildly, Z, .1 Is not this a child of song ? Ring them swiftly, gently, fully, Let their brazen notes prolong. 0 Sweet the bride, and proud the bridegroom, May this day be but a gleam Of a bright and glorious future, Essence of a beauteous dream. Daughter of a son of music, May thy life be song and hymn y 1. Tones symphonic, echoed love-notes, Dying in the distant dim. ooo A lady was heard to remark a day'or two ago, that during her first twelve month's residence in Penarth, she received more Christian kindness and sympathy than during the whole, twenty-five years she resided in Cardiff. 0 0 0 Although the Penarth Philharmonic Society has practically collapsed, yet those young people who were desirous of maintaining the society, and electing another conductor, will, if so disposed, hare the opportunity of assisting in the establishment of a new society, on Sunday afternoon next, the meeting to be held in the Welsh Independent Schoolroom The invitation is given by Mr Justyn Parry, who was also the founder of the Philharmonic. 000 On Monday evening last, the Christian Endeavour Societies of the Tabernacle and Stan well Road Baptist Churches met by invitation of the latter, who pro- vided for the visitors a surprise in the shape of re- freshments- A very enjoyable evening was spent. 1 0 0 0 0 Mr Geo. Elkington, of 64, Plassey Street, has been nominated a candidate to attend the annual meetings in Loudon, of the Hearts of Oak'' benefit society, 0 0 0 At Bath Dog Show on Wednesday, Mr C M: Berkeley, Penarth, received a|Y.H.C. with his Lord- ship in basset hound novice diss and Mr Hartley, Sea Cot, Penarth, was awarded first prize with Morien in Welsh terrier limit class. o 3 & The Island of Steep, off Penarth, at one time afford- ed asylum to Gildas, the celebrated Welsh historian. It is also related that after the defeat of her husband, the wife of Harold sought refuge in that isolated isle,
Original Poetry, SPRING. Thou art here once again, with "thy bright, sunnv days, And gladly we welcome thee, beautiful Spring We longed for thy corning through weeks dud and drear- But now,, all the earth seems with gladness to ring. Tho;.i hast oanxslied the cold, gloomy winter away, And brought back the flowers that we ill love(I so I well; The daisies, we find at our feet everywhere, And violets, and primroses, bloom in the dell. There are tender green buds, on the sturdy old oak, And the hawthorn beneath, will, ere long, bear the spray Yes, and the hedges around will be clothed With wreaths of the beautiful, silvery may. Together thou bringest warm sunshine, and shower1, Refreshing the garden, the field, and the tree The orchard, with sweet cherry blossom, now gay, Is the favourite resort of the wandering bee. C) But I'll lay down my pen, since I cannot describe The beauty which thou, to all nature dost bring; Thou art the forerunner of glad summer months Thou art welcome, thrice welcome, thou beautiful spring. L. SMITH, The April 22ad, 1895. v
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„„„,„ „„„„ Penarth District Council, THE ALLEGED ENDANGERING OF BEACH PLEASURE BOATS BY THE BRISTOL « GREY- HOUNDS." MR TOM GRIFFITHS MAKES THE RUNNING FOR THE ROAD-FOBEMANSIIIP. UNANIMOUS EE-ELECTION OF MR W. L: MORRIS, J.P., AND MR H. SNELL. RE-CONSTITUTION OF THE PUBLIC WORKS AND HEALTH COMMITTEE. The annual meeting of the local public authority was held on Monday night, whereat all the members were present save Mr Rees. On the motion of Mr Morgan, seconded by Mr W. L. Morris, the chairmanship was vested pro. tern, in Mr Strawson, who forthwith announced that tho first business was the appointment of chairman for tho ensuiug year, whereupon, Mr Morgan moved and Mr Purnell seconded that Mr W. L. Morris be re- elected. This was agreed to neln con. Similarly, Mr Snell was re-elected vice-chairman, Mr Lloyd proposing end Mr T, Bevan seconding. Both these gent)emen suitably and happily acknowleged the honours conferred upon them. Z3 The other committees were now re-appointed, but upon Mr Lloyds suggestion and Mr Strawson's support, an innovation was adopted whereby the whole Council was included upon the Public Works and Health Committee. Mr Lloyd remarked that in company wi'b other colleagues, he was on the beach on Good Friday, when, the boatmen complained to him of the danger arising to their pleasure boats by the Channel Greyhounds" coming up full speed ahead to Penarth Pier. In order to avoid the swash, some of the small boats were nearly capsized. Unless the speed was con- siderab!y reduced he would move that the Board of Trade be petitioned to regulate it. Had he not pro- mised the boatmen to air this particular grievance ot theirs they would have formed a deputation and waited upon the Council that night. Mr Pavey corrobated, saying that the swell wa? something terrific, and it was a wonder there had been no mishap. After a little discussion the clerk was instructed to apprise the owners of the complaint. There were eleven applications for the post of Road foreman and Clerk of Works; viz. Messrs Alfred Webber, Mason, 3, Morris town R. Meazey, Masou A. Reath, Mason, 23, Ludlow Street .• Eli Acldaud, Mason, 87- Dock Road; David Morgan, Mason, 11, Bromfield Place; Mordecai Meaz?y, W. G. Pickford, Mason, 84, Salop Place C Cox Mason, 19, Sully Terrace; Jos. Pickford, jam, mason 7: W. \Vebb, Carpenter, 50, Salop Street; Jfl. B. Riley, Cogan and Tom Griffiths, 18. Windsor Terrace. Mr T. Bevan suggested a "weeding" committee, but upon another from Mr Sam Thomas, it w s decided to ballot forthwith, The Council therefore decided to select the appli- cants, the voting being for Griffths m) Riiey (to) M. Meazey and Reath (7 each) J. Pickford and Morgan (5 each). Finally it was decided to reduce the number to three, and Messrs Giiffiths, Riley and Meazey were the selected ones, receiving 11, to and 6 votes respectively. These will duly be notified to attend the next Council meeting. This concluded the business.
Good Templp-Ty. Cll Wednesday last the members of the Penarth Lodge received a from the Grand Chief Templar of Wales, Bro. John Stanford, of Wrexham. A cor- d «al vavitation was given ) any friends to be present at the meeting, which was held ia the lodde-roora, the Welsh Independent School-room- The G.C.T. was accompanied by the District Chief Templar, Bro- G. N. Recldaway, and several other members of the District Lodge. Bro.. Stanford is known as the cele- brated North Wales lecturer and entertainer. As an elocutionist, as well assongster, thGn are few to compare, and the audience on Wednesday wove unnimous in applauding his v. r'oua efforts- The opportunity for advocating the principles and aims of Good Templary was embraced by both Bro. Stanford and Bro. Reddawny, and as a result the ]od;.tü will be strengthened by some new recruits. Before the meeting terminated Bro. Edgar J. Pickford proposed; and Sister Gappy seconded, a vote of thnnks to toe D.C.T. and the other visitors. The; JWX. btee session will be on Wednesday, May 1st-
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