CARDIFF AND PENARTH FERRY BOATS- 'IONA' AND 'KATE' Will (weather and circumrtances permitting) ply between Caidiff and Penarth Dock as under—(unless unavoidably delayed.) Cardiff and Penarth Dock ftbrniig Afternoon Saturday J|H 30. — 6 Monday 6| 1 30 7 30 Tuesday 7 if e qa Wednesday 8 7 9 8 30 Thursday 9 7 .« 10 4 .8 30 Friday 7 10 7 10 30 4 30 8 30 Saturday 11 7 11 j 5 Penarth Dock and Cardiff. Morning Afternoon Saturday 4 11 45. 6 15 Monday 6 J f 1 Tuesday 7 2 45- 8 41 Wednesday 8 7 lo. 9 15 3 15. 8 45 Thursday 9 7 15.10 Jo 4 15. 8 4o ..Friday 10 7 16-10 45 4 4| 8 4o Saturday 11 7 15.11 la 5 15..■ 8 o
ELOCUTION. T ADY (from London) Accepts ENGAGEMENTS. VACANCIES FOR PUPILS. SCHOOLS ATTENDED. For terms, address- Elocution," 23, Lower Cathedral Road, CARDIFF, Alcester House, School, WINDSOR ROAD, Principal-MRS VVELLB" Summer Term commences May 8th MUSIC, FRENCH, PAINTING, CEYSTOLEUM PAINTING, DANCING, AND CALISTHENICS, Terms Moderate- PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, PLASSEY STREET, PENAET 3. ANNIVERSARY, SUNDAY, MAY 19th, 1895. PREACHER: Rev. W. ROSS, I.A., Glasgow. SERVICES AT 11 a.m., 2.45 and 6.30 p.m. To be followed by A WEEK'S MISSION, Commencing-, MONDAY, May 20th, and ending SUNDAY, May 26th, 1895, Conducted by ° Rev. W. Ross, I.A. BIBLE READINGS EACH AFTERNOON AT 3 O'CLOCK. EVENING SERVICE at 7.30. PENARTH URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. THE above Council are prepared to receive TENDERS for the WIDENING and IM- PROVING of the Old Highway, know as Cwrt-v- vil Road," from a point near Morristown, for a ais- tance of about 1,680 yards towards Lower Penarth. Plans,) Specification, etc., may be seen at t hi::> Office on and after the 22nd inst. Sealed. Tenders, endorsed Road Widei-liuo- to be sent to the undersigned not later than the 27th inst. The Council do not bind themselves to accept the lowest or any Tender. EDGAR 1. EVANS, Assoc. M. Inst., C.E., Surveyor. Council Offices, Penarth, 10th May, "I J'
Notes and Comments. THE COUNCILS' LATEST APPOINTATE, NT. ON Monday evening last, the District Council prc- ceeded to the appointment of a Clerk of Works and Superintendent of Public Highways. Three candi- dates appeared before the Council, the sucessfu lone being Mr Thomas Griffiths. This official is one of the oldest residents of Penarth, tbe only two at present able to claim a longer acquaintance with the town being Mr Evan Ellis Roberts, and Mr William Sadler. Mr Griffiths's experience has been of a varied char- acter, and we know of no one better qualified to discharge the duties of the new office. In the time of the Baroness of Windsor he was employed in making various roads in Penarth and also built the Rectory. Although not actually engaged in the putting in of the main drains in Penarth, yet he followed the work closely, and is therefore" well acquainted with them." He has been connected with various buildings in Penarth, both as foreman and a& builder. Outside Peaarth be was engaged in the erection of the first part of the Ely Paper Mills, for Messrs Brown and Evans; as foreman for Mr Jones, father of our esteemed Postmaster, Mr Edward Jones, he superintended the rebuilding of the Taber- nacle Church, the Hayes, Cardiff was clerk of works for five years under the engineers of the Barry Dock and Railway Company, having charge of the work from Cadoxton to near Treforest, and was employed in a similar capacity to that which he has undertaken at Penarth, for four years at Ystradyfodwg. With this experience, we have no doubt Mr Griffiths will fully justify the action of the Council in selecting him to discharge the duties of Clerk of Works, &c., here. The office is an important one, and we shall anticipate great things as a result ot this new charge on the rates. We wish Mr Griffiths a successful future. .=.
Penarth District Council. TAFF DECLINE TO REMOVE BRIDGE, £ 2,000 GOVERNMENT LOAN GRANTED. LOWER PENARTH TO BE OPENED UP. SCENE OVER BATCHELOR AND SNOWDON'S ALLEGED CLAIM. CHURCH AVENUE NOT TO BE MADE A ROAD. COG AN ALLOTMENT HOLDERS HAVE A BRUSH WITH THE BUTE. The Council held its monthly meeting on Monday night, all the members and officials being present. TOWN'S FINANCES. The Rate Collector's monthly statement showed that X65 9s lOd bad been collected of the general district iate, the recoverable and irrecoverable an-iourits being £92 5s 2d and f2 7s 2d respectively. Of the private improvements t,2,096 4s 2d were still outstanding, £121 Os Od had been paid to the Treasurer, leaving a balance in hand of tt 4s 2d. On the motion of Mr Snell, seconded by Mr Morgan, the Council's seal was affixed to the new rate. The accounts examined by the Finance Committee were also passed. COGAN STATION ROAD, The Clerk read a letter from Mr Beasley, in which he stated that his directors were prepared to widen the road 40 feet as soon as the Council forwarded plans. WINDSOR ROAD CROSSING. Another letter from the same gentleman stated that T-V.R. saw no reason why the present bridge should be removed 150 yards lower down, thereby creating ¡ a rig-ht of way over their land at a point where none now existed. ) Mr Morgan was very sorry to hear such a reply- THE BRISTOL GREYHOUNDS. ¡ A letter was read from Mr Guy, agent to Messrs I Campbell, saying, with reference to the mitter re- cently mooted by Mr Lloyd, that the fault lay with the class of boat., used by the beach watermen. If those craft could not withstand the wash, then they were not fit for Channel boat jug purposes. His com- pany had previously written to the Press stating the danger of such boats being used by inexperienced persons. The leiter should be laid before Messrs Campbell Brothers immediately upon their return I to Cardiff. THE DIPHTHERIA CANARD. Apropos of the statement made by a member that I the Western Mllil was alleged to have said that Penarth was one of the worst places for diphtheria," the Clerk aid he had spoken to Dr Walfbrd on the matter, but lie disclaimed in toto such an account ap- t pearing in his report, for Penaith was cunparatively very free from this disease. (Hear, hear). ROAD FOREMANSHIP. Messrs Tom Griffiths, E. B. Riley, and M. Meaze*, tLe selected candidates for this post, were respectively examined as to their capabilities. The first ballot re. suited in the first named securing 8 votesf and the other two 7 each. In running off the dead heat, Mr Riley won by a short head (6 to 5). In the final voting, Mr Griffiths received 6 and Mr Riley 4. There were two spoilt papers in the last ballot, two members voting for both candidates. j cl I Mr Guy proposed a proviso that whoever was ap. pointed should be called upon to do extra work with. I™ ■■ —™1*4. out extra pay—that was, if there was insufficient work for the road foreman in that special department, his time should be otherwise occupied at the discretion of the Surveyor. Mr Purnell then moved, and Mr Morgan seconded, that Mr Griffiths be appointed.—Carried. Mr Griffiths accepted the post on those conditions, subject also to a week's notice on either side to ter- minate the engagement, but the appointment was de. ferred for a fortnight owing to Mr Griffiths carrying out an extraneous contract. CHURCH AVENUE TROUBLES. The Chairman submitted that of the four schemes for improving this path there were only two which could be entertained, either the original one at a cost of £ 331; or to gravel and kerb at a cost ef £160. To bii mind the latter would be preferable. Mr Thomas thought that some of the owners were under the impression that they were not liable, and were prepared to contest the Council's action if the original scheme were adopted. On the other hand, they were willing to pay a moderate amount for re- quisite improvements, such as were embodied in the £ 160 scheme. The Chairman: There is not a shadow of doubt as to our having full legal powers. Mr Snell: The question is a path or a road, I was one of the first to propose a road, but I am never: theless prepared to support the gravel scheme. The Chairman: I don't approve of the brick chan- nel the Newbury blue channel, with but a trifling added cost, would be infinitely better. Me Guy then moved, and Mr. R. Bevan seconded, that it be as a footpath and not as a public road. The Chairman The Estate has always done the repairs. Mr Strawson. as an amendment, moved, and Mr Purnell seconded, that in the interest of the ratepayers the original scheme be adopted. The amendment was negatived by 7 to 2, and upon the original proposition being put, it was carried by eight votes. Mr Guy withdrew for the time being a motion to phnt the avenue with trees. to LOWER PENARTH IMPROVEMENTS. The Clerk said he had received Colonel Murch's sanction to borrow -02,000 for the opening up and improving the old parish road towards lower Penarth Chairman: It will be a great boon to the town. Mr Purnell proposed, and Mr Lloyd seconded, that the Surveyor be instructed to advertise for tenders at once, so that they might be in by the next Public Works' Committee.—Carried. The Clerk further mentioned that the Local Govern- ment Board had specified 10 years m which the loan and interest were to be repaid- Mr Thomas thought it was a very short period. The Clerk r I asked for 25 years. Mr Purnell: Hard lines! The Clerk was of opinion he could secure the money at a per cent. according to information he had re 2 ceived from one or two places. A member thought it was rather a high rate of interest, but The Clerk stated that the Public Works' Loan Com- mittte charged 5 per cent. Finally, Mr W. J. Morris was directed to ask for an extension of 10 years for repayment, and to invite rates of interest from certain firms, including Bag. l gil and Co., which the Council had past and satis- factory dealings with. FRICTION WITH BUTE ESTATE. Messrs' Jeffs. Edwards, and Brown waited upon the Board as a deputation from the Cogan Allotment t. Holders to solicit the Council's power to secure suit- able land from the Bute Estate for small holdings. Mr Pavey, in troducing the eutation,saidl" that C3 L Mr Jeffs, secretary of the Association, had written to Mr Corbett asking for a portion of the brick fields. The reply was that as Cogan was built entirely on the Windsor Estate, and suitable land could thereon be obtained, he did not feel called upon to entertain the application. Mr Jeffs then wrote to Sir William Thomas Lewis, saying that the Windsor Estate had no suitable land in Jogan. and further requested that he receive a deputation of Coganites- Sir William Lewis declined to receive the deputation and con- firmed Mr Corbett's former answer. The Allotment Holders, on April 29th, held an extra-ordinary meet- I ing, presided over by Air W- t. Ensor, when it was decided to appeal to the Penarth Council. Mr Brown There are between 50 and 60 appli- I cants for holdings. Mr Guy: Has the Windsor Estate no suitable lard ? Mr SneU said he ofieied a portion of the upper field I on the usual terms, but this had been considered un- suitable and inconvenient. Mr Pavey: The most suitable in Cogan is the brick fields- The Chairman (to deputation) The Council will do everything to assist you- j On the motion, therefore, of Mr Guy. seconded by Mr Pavey, the Clerk was instructed to negotiate with Sir William Lewis for the acquisition of the desired piece of land. i piece of land. | "HONOUR THE BRAVE AND BOLD." [ Mr Pavey moved, and Mr R. Bevan seconded, that t the Clerk he directed to write to Mrs Cory of the I Baths a letter of condolence upon her recent bereavement. The motion was carried in silent unanimity.