Weekly Botes by Quirkpepip. The Editor does not hold himself responsible for the opinions expressed in these notes. The only difficulty, seemingly, :in tho way of not 0 having weekly concerts in the Gardens is on account of there being no local band. Was the word Cogan mentioned- r r r: o (i ? Penarth always flies a high kite. Efforts are being made to induce Lord Windsor 4to preside at the forthcoming Jootball Club dinner. o ø Apropos of football. The local Artillery Volunteers go to camp to-morrow (Saturday), at Lavernock. There will be Nos 9 and 10 Penartb, No 11 Barry, Nos 1 to 7 Cardiff and No 8 Bridgend, batteries. It I is intended to hold the sports on Wednesday, the 20th inst, when there will be a match :-Outlying Stations Y. Headquarters. What a gate! 9 0 0 Sergt. Hallett is very sanguine of having a success- ful cut in for the Queen's Prize this year. Would the company ever pass through Cardiff alive, on their way back ? J 0 0# Penarth will be justly proud thai Mr Hunter, Lower Penarth, is now the recognised champion golfer of South Wales- To his many handsome trophies is added another 20 guinea cup, which he secured at Abeidovey, last Wednesday week. 000 It must be very pleasing not only to the local Presbyterians, but also to Church and Chapel alike, that the Rev J. M. Saunders M-A., has not harkened to the voice of the call from Swansea. The bond of love and fellowship twixt pastor and Church, is so great, as to preclude, for some time at least, his sever- ance with Plassey Street English Presbyterian Church 0 0 0 Mr J. W. Pyman has accepted the presidency of the newly inaugurated Penarth Swimming Club, whilst the captaincy has been vested in Mr J. E. Edwards. Having- been fairly started, and with Mr Owen, of "The Don," as secretary, the club has a promising future, and will do much to foster what should be a compulsory attainment—swimming. 00 0 This is an age of reform, but every one is clear enough in pioneering a crusade against the barbarous custom of rice throwing. Flowers, especially those in season, would be a far more graceful and pleasing compliment- Perhaps we are progressing old boots and shoes are not so plentifully bestrewn as of yore. JFestina lente seems our rrotto in innovation. John Bull is veritably Conservative! 000 Romour is rife to the effect that in view of the imminence of a general election, and in furtherance of the candidature of Major Quin for South Glamorgan, the defunct C!ive Conservative Ciub will be shortly revived under the name of the Constitutional Club. 0 0 0 Mr Guy, whan contesting the Central Ward, made DO rash or specious promises. Acting then, as since, independently, the remarks which he made last Mon- day with respect to the Estate and allotment holders show that if the representatives of the former be ap- proached in the right spirit. there will be concomitant II equity and amicability. The Recreation and Open Spaces Committee will do well to remember Mr Guy's diplomacy. ooo Mr Morgan mooted a very pertinent point when he I adverted to outrageous time builders occupy in keep- ing up hoardings in the public thoroughfares to the detriment of neighbouring tradesmen and the incon- ▼enience of pedestrians. In future a proviso will be mnde that thes3 fcoa; dings be erected for a limited time only. I The Government report came to hand on Wednes- day to the effect that the Penarth Board School had again captured the excellent giant for drawing. o e ? Apropos of strset nomenclature, future historians and antiquaries will think us nonentities in the choice of our street names. Four characteristic names only have we-Awot-s tree t, Windsor-road, Clive-road, and Ludlow-street. The rest are left to mere chance 0 and the auggestion of any builder-tbe result being Church-place North, Church-place South, etc. How many could box the compass to find these two afreets ? Progress here seems about as slow a pr j- cess as our evolution from protoplasm. 0 0 0 Mr T. Meazey was on Monday night presented with a handsome meerschaum pipe by the District Coun- cil's employees. May he long continue to smoke the calumet. o 0 e Among the distinguished visitors who occasionally visit the Ion ton suburb might have been seen last Saturday on the pier, Mr R. Forrest, J.P. 000 The robin is a bird which, apart from its oddity in building its nest in the must unlikely places, has a peculiar interest, inasmuch as there is a tradition that while our Lord was on his way to Calvary a robin pecked a thorn out of His crown, and the blood which issued out of his wound falling on the bird, dyed its breast red. A local instance of the bird's oddity in nesting is afforded by the fact that at Mr Howe's photographic studio on the Beach there is an old stump of a tree, used in photographic scenery, in which for yeais past a robin has built its nest and hatched its young, This year was no exception. A fortnight ago there were signs of imminent in- 0 9 cubation, and on Whifc-Monday six fledglings ap- peared. So tame, however, was the mother-bird that although more than 150 people had their likenesses tiken on Bank Holiday, and had consequently to stand within a yard of tha nest, the robin in no wise appeared put out, but performed her maternal duties in the usual way. In many of the photographs taken there is to be seen the nest, sometimes with the mother sitting on it, and at other -times without, the fledg- C3 lings, however, being easily distinguishable. 0 0 0 The Coancil simply acted in consonance with the principle which actuated their recent opposition to Cardiff Corporation sewerage scheme, when, last Monday, they finally resolved to compel the Pier Company, irrespective of expense, to conform to the bye-laws and connect their lavatories with the public sewer.
Volunteer Intelligence. CHURCH PARADE AT PENARTH. On Sundav morning there way n combined parade at Penarth of Noa. 9 and 10 Companies 2nd Brigade of 'he Glamorgan Volunteer At-till, i-y and the 3rd V.B Penarth and Cardiff detachments- The magni- ficent muster of 400 strong at the Artillery Drill Hall was an unmistakably emphatic denial to the recently- circulated canard that a strained feeling exists be- tween the local sections of the Volunteers. Colonel Fry was in command of the 2nd G.V.A., and Capt. Coleman of theSrdVB- Among the other officers present were :—Major Fleming Th< mas, Captains W. Gascoyne Dalziel, Handcock, Kendall, M. Ingram, Dent, Cook, and Enoor Lieutenants Simp&on. Ward, Wilson, Tanner, Morel- Pyman. Bradley, Tweedy, and Hoyle Sergeat-Instructor Lobban (3rd V.B), Sergeant-Major Orill-Instrnclor Daly (R. A.). Quar- ter-Master Sheppard. Captain and Quartar-Master Coleman; Sergeant-Majors Atwel. tkins. and Wakecombe; Sergeant T. S. Lloyd and Sergeant Read, of the cyclists. Headed by the band of the 2nd G. V.A, under Bandmaster Mr Paul Draper, the men marched in admirable order to St. Augustine's, where the lessons were impressively read by Capt. Coleman, and a suitable address was given by the rector, the Rev W. S veet-Escott, B-A., who based his remarks on Thessalonians v. xxiii. The choral part of the service was accompanied by the band, who also gave grand renditions of Maseagui's voluntary, •• Inter- mezzo," and Handel's recessional chorus, "Hallelu- jah." The men subsequently marched back to the Drill Hall, where light refreshments were provided. Colonel Fry felicitated the officers upon the men's smartness ?nd efficiency, saying it was the largest and test parade that had taken place at Penarth.
Sad Case at Penaxth. THE CORONER'S INQUIRY. NO CRIMINAL OFFENCE. At Penarth Police Court ou Wednesday, Mr E. B. Reece attended to conduct an inquiry into a case of alleged concealment of the bit th of a female child by Annie Lye, a young girl only 16 years of age. The first witness called was Eliza Lye, who said: I live at the Clive Arms, John-street, Penarth. My sister's name is Annie Lye. She was 16 years of ao-e last birthday. She lives at Evercreech, in Somerset- shire. She came to Penarth last Monday evening, and was staying at the residence of her uncle, Walter Buckland, 30, John-street, next door to the Clive Arms. My sister came to look after my cousin, who was ill. The child was born about 9.30 on Tuesday morning- I went into my uncle's house about 7.30, and saw my sister there She had her dress undone, and said she had awful pains in her stomach. She did not tell me that she was enciente, although I thought she looked rather stout. I went back to the house to do my work, but returned to my uncle's again about 10 o'clock. My sister was then at the back of the house, in the closet. I called to her, and she answered, but did not come in for about ten minutes She then told me she had had a baby, and that it was in the pan in the closet. I made her go and fetch it out. I did not know whether the baby was dead or alive. I went for Dr Newton, and told him all about it. He came a few minutea after. My sister told me she did not expect the baby to be born until some time later. When she is at home she lives with my widowed mother at Evercreech. She will te 17 years of age next October. Dr C- J. Newton, Penarth, in his evidence, said the last witness came to his surgery between twelve and one p.m. on Tuesday, and told him her sister had been confined of a female child. He at once pro- ceeded to the house in John-street, and saw the young mother. The body of the child was wrapped up in the kitchen. He attended to the mother. This (Wednesday) morning he conducted a post-mortem examination of the body, and found the child was of nearly its full time. Externally there was a tear on each side of the mouth and discolouration on the front of the throat. Internally he found the lungs had not expanded at all, so that the child had not breathed, a'id. therefore, had not had a separate exist- ence. In his opinion the child died duringor before birth. The other organs of the child, which was a well-de- velcpcd one, were perfecily healthy. The Coroner said: The poor mother is quite a child herself, only 16 years of age, and she has said she did not expect the birth for some time. It is a very sad case that so young a child should have got into trouble like this. The doctor has told us that there was no separate existence, so that you cannot bring in a verdict of wilful murder or manslaughter, only that of still-born- The police may take proceedings for concealment of birth, but with that you have nothing to do. The jury at once returned a verdict that the child was still-born.
Tabernacle Baptist Sunday School. TEACHERS' ANNUAL PICNIC. On Wednesday last Ilfracombe was visited by the teachers and friends of the Tabernacle Baptist Sun- day School; The party, numbering about sixty, were conveyed by Messrs Edwards, Robertson & Co.'s famous pleasure steamer, the Loma Doone, leaving Penarth Pier at about ten o'clock. The weather was beautifully fine, hut there was a brisk wind, and the sea was rather" choppy," which somewhat militated against the comfort and pleasure of some of the ladies, and two or three of the gentlemen were not quite strangers to the sensation known as sea sickness. llfracombe was reached soon after one o'clock, and the company lost no time before repair- ing to Dart's dining-rooms, where a splendid repaet was awaiting them. The "joints'' having been dis- posed of, and short work made of the strawberries and cream, various places of interest were visited- the Capstone, the Tons, the Victoria Promenade, &c. Some preferred to spend the couple of hours which remained to them among the beach and rocks, for which "'Combe" is noted. The return tl ip was com- menced soon after four o'clock, and despite the sea being again rough, all thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Tea was provided on board at a nominal charge. As the Loma Doone was proceeding for an evening trip to Bristol, the Company offered to take the party there and back for an additional charge of 9d per head. and many availed themselves of the privilege. Messrs Edwards, Robertson & Co. are to be compli- mented upon the arrangements which they made for the comfort of the viiitorq.