WANTED. An apprentice to the Dressmaking.- Apl ly Mi s DA vies, 2, Ivy Street, Penarth,
Penarth. Now Post Office. Thirty-two years ago the premises now occupied by Lloyd's Bank, 11 Windsor-place, was where Penarth's fostal business was transacted, but many flfiys have passed since then, and many changes we have seen. From Windsor-place the 11 business was transferred to a shop in about the middle of Glebe- Street, and later on to what is known as the Emlyn Stores, the then postmaster being Mr John Richards, one of our distinguished Poor Law Guardians. Owing to the increasing importance of the jtown, and cor- respondingly increasing business, it became necessary to open premises which would be devoted entirely to post office work, and at this time our present re- spected postmaster. Mr Edwsrd Jones, was ap- pointed, and the Windsor-road office was opened. At that time these were suffleieritly large to meet all requirements, but Penarth has gone on growing, and although the offices were improved and enlarged time after time, to meet increased demands, there has come the time when they were quite inadequate, hence the lamoval to the premises immediately opposite the first post office in Penarth, and which have been remodeled and fitted up with all the latest improvements for the Convenience of the public and the comfort of the Staff. The public office is nearly double the size of the One just vacated. A tessilated flooring has been placed through the entrance lobby and office. The ornamental coloured glass in the door and partition has been speciaIly designed At one end of the counter is a desk for the issuing of money orders, &c., whilst at the other end is a desk for the receipt and booking of registered letters and parcels. Between this desk and the wall is a short moveable counter, sver which parcels are received, The counter con- tains three stamp and one money and postal order drawers, also a lccker for registered parcels, &c. The back of the postal orders desk is fitted up with a nest of pigeon holes for advices, and so perfect are all these arrangements that snatchers have no chance of carrying on their nefarious calling. At the back of the public office and underneath the window are throe separate compartments for the use of persons wishing to write messages, &c., and here also letters may be pasted instead of taking them outside. This is a very great convenience. From this office there are two speaking tubes, so that the postmaster can be Communicated with in either of his private rooms. In handing in telegrtcms to the "operator," it is not necessary to leave the office, but a small sliding door is opened, and the paper is placed in front of the per- son in charge of the instrument. The telegraph office is supplied with one of Morse's Sounder in- struments, which is considered the best now in use. The "messengers" have a separate waiting-room, with an entrance from the side of the post office. There are nine of these boys now employed in the office. The sorting and store-rooms are admirably fitted up with every convenience. The former are large, well lighted, and well ventilated. In a abort time a double-faced clock will be placed in the front office window. This will I-e a great boon to the general public. The office fittings have been supplied by Mr „ Henry Bessel, of Bristol, and are principally of mahogany, teak, and beech wood. At the rear of the building are also re iring rooms for the use of the Clerks. No expense has been spared m providing for the conveuience of the public, the comfort of the officials has been studied, and Mr Jones is to be con- gratulated upon the great improvements which hilve been effected. The "staff" have in the past been somewhat handicapped, but they have nevertheless striven to their utmost to give satisfaction, being at all times most courteous, civil, and obliging. The office was designed by Mr Snell, and the building alterations have been carried out in a most praise- worthy manner by Mr John Jones. ig Rambling Tommy writes respecting the Post el 0 Office, as follows Much has been said of the need of more commo- dious premised for the carrying on of the postal worK at Penarth, in fact the old premises have long been to.ally unsuited to cope with the growing demands of our town. It is therefore .t cause of general satisfac- tion that we have now a post office which is adapted in every way to the increased requirements of the public. The new building is large, airy, and exceed- ingly well fitted up with all the latest improvements, and every facility is given for the furtherance of the work in each and every department. Foremost amongst the advantages I notice that it is now possi- ble to post letters inside the office. This, in itself, is a great boon. I must also embrace this opportunity of congratulating the post-master upon the admirable way in which be has effected the different improve- ments which are to noticeable in the present office. Nothing appears to have been omitted which could have conduced to the convenience of the public. Every consideration has also been given to the com- fort of the staff in general, whom, it must be remem- bered, are not macnines to be worked on the "penny in the slot principle. Will my readers kindly bear tiys in mind l"
PenaTtli District Council. NEW FIRE APPARATUS NOT NECESSARY. OPENING OF TENDERS. COMPLAINTS OF DISGUSTING LANGUAGE ON THE BEACH. CHURCH AVENUE DIFFICULTY. The Public Works and Health Committee met on Monday night, Mr H. Snell being the Chairman. There were present Messrs T. and R. Bevan, W, L. Morris, J P. D. Morgan, L- Purnell, S Thomas, J. Y. Strawson, J. Pavey, the Clerk, Surveyor, Inspector and Mectical Officer. The last named official reported that during the month of March, there were registered 31 births, 18 males and 13 females, corresponding to a rate of 27.5 per 1,000 per annum- The number of deaths was 26, equal to 23 1 per 1,000 per annum. This heavy death rate was due to the Influenza epidemic. Of the causes of death 1 was from diphtheria, 4 influenza, 1 whooping cougb, 7 respiratory diseases, 1 consump- t'on, 1 accidsi t, and 11 from diseases not neceassarily classified, Of the ages of those who died 7 were ur der 1, 2 between 1 and 5. 3 between 5 and 25, 6 I between 25 and 60 and 8 ware 60 years and upwards, 22 deaths occurred in Penarth, 1 in Llandough and 3 in Cogan. The Medict-1 Officsr* next urged the vital necessity of having the drains of new houses tested betore occupation. Upon the motion of Mr Purnell, seconded by Mr Strawson, the Council adopted the doctor's recom. mendation. It was decided, upon the recommendation of the Surveyor, to number or renumber Stanwell Road, Albert Road, and Dock Road, upon the old system. Mr Sam Thomas said it was time, too he had applied innumerable times tor a number to his house. There was another Mr Thomas living not far from him, the coneequence being that they were constantly receiving each others letters? bills, and parcels. (Laughter.) A letter was read from Mr Billingham, the Esplanade, complaining of the disgusting language used by a certain class occupying the public seat situated immediately opposite his house. Mr R. Bevan elicited that the seat had been in its present location since the Jubilee year. The Surveyor, at this juncture, advocated railing the Esplanade similarly to that adopted at Weston- super-mate. There was no gainsaying that the absence of any rail at the edge was a source of great danger, especially to children. The seats, by this means, couid be placed nearer to the same. Finally, the matter re the seat, was left to the Surveyor' discretion, but the question of railing was left in abeyance. The following plans were passed:—Nine houses in Woodland Place, additions to National School, two villas in Plymouth Road, with the proviso that two drains be laid down instead of one. as shown in the plan. Mr Chivers applied for permission to construct a wall in place of a fence. It was, however, shown that the highway would thus be encroached upon, and the application was therefore not granted' The following tenders for Stanwell Road sewer were opened:—\i. Meazey and Son, .£77 17s Od; Escott and Ford, £7\J 6s 6d James Turner, X-55 9s 6d. Tin h:st mentioned was accepted. Railings for Ferry Lane and Hill Street £ a. d. T. Palmer and Co., 30 9 2 F-Mortimer and Co,, Liveipjol 50 10 0 Hill and Staff H' 49 18 9 R. P. Auskings 80 15 0 Wm Rowe, AdamVtown 36 2 6 G Kyte. Atlas Engine Works 44 12 6 E. Allen; Plassey Street 47 16 3 David Evans, Eagle Foundry, Llandaff 43 11 3 It having been discovered that something had been missed out in Palmer's tender, the next lowest, that of Rowe's, was accepted, subject to the Council's sanction. Mr T- Bevan directed attention to the want of crossings between Salop Street and Albert Crescent, and Albert Road and Albert Crescent. It was decided to recommend the Council to lay them. Church Avenue private improvements scheme,after being discussed in exlenso, was again referred to com- mittee. Were it deemed sufficient to make only a gravel path and chaunel, the cost would be X160 asphalted X276. To pave channel and kerb the cost would be X234, the original estimate being .£331. Mr R. Bevan moved, and Mr Pavey seconded,that it be simply a gravel path; but upon the amendment of Mr Lloyd, seconded by Mr Strawson, the matter was lett over for a week. The Fire Brigade Sub-committee reported that the overhauling of old fire engine proved that it only wanted another hose- It was decided to secure this.
Penarth (Nonconformist) Sunday School Teachers' Union. On Wednesday evening, in connection with the above Union, a tea meeting was held in the Arcot- street Wesleyan School Room. There was a goodly attendance of teachers, This was followed by a public meeting, presided over by Mr R. Guy. After the singii.g of a hymn, and prayer by Mr J. Richards, a paper was read by Mr Goffin, the subject being The Sunday School its place and obj ct." Owing to pressure upon our space we are compelled to hold over the paper, which is of great interest, until next week.
Death of Mr James Gory, Penarth. We regret to announce the death of Mr James Cory, Penarth, who passed away on Thursday, the 2nd inat., at the comparatively early pge of 56. Mr Cory for the past eleven years held the position of caretaker and rranager of the Esplanade Baths, tha duties of which he discharged during that period with credit to himself and satisfaction to his employers and the patrons of the baths. Previous to his residence in Penarth Mr Cory bad held similar positions of trust in the baths at West- ward Ho and Ilfracombe, and had also occupied the position of boatswain on board the Havannah Indug- dustrial School Ship, Penarth-road. He was a naval pensioner, having formed one of the crew of the Desperate that sailed in search of Sir John Franklin in 1855, Later he became swimming and gunnery instructor in the Navy, and was also an experienced and skilful diver, once walking a mile under water in diving dress. Of late bis health had failed, and some six months ago cancer of the mouth and throat declared itself. The medical men in attendant—Messrs Graves and Robertson—spared no offoit in seeking to cope with the fell disease, while his devoted wife was with him constantly day and night; but, in spite of all, he passed away painlessly and quietly, leaving a widow ahd five children to mourn bis loss.
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