Literal Meeting at Andrews' Hall, Penarth. On Wednesday evemng a meeting of Liberals was held in Andrews' Hall, the IDbject being to establish a Liberal Association for the Penarth Council District. Mr. Sidney Batchelor was voted to the chair, and he was supported by Messrs. Henry Radcliffe, Pile, Clothier, Shepherd, R. Be van, J. Llewellyn, Pavey, Riley, W. Jones Thomas, Joseph Henry Jones, Revs. W. G. Williams and r. 0. Stalberg, &c. The Chairman said he was glad the Liberals of this district had thus early been called together. The Liberal party had suffered defeat before, but they had pulled themselves together and had again been victorious, and so they would when the next election took place. He hoped they would now form a strong Association, and work shoulder to shoulder to regain what they had lost. Mr. Radcliffe said he was exceedingly pleased that Mr. Morris had taken the initiative in calling the Liberals of the district together so that they might look calmly at the causes which had brought about their defeat. It had been stated that for organiza- tion Penarth was worse than any other part of South Glamorgan, but such ought not to be the case. We should fight for the good old cause, the cause which had brought to us so many of the privileges which we enjoy, the privileges brought about by our fore- fathers at great sacrifice. For us to go-at this time and turn our backs upon the good old canse, why we ought to be ashamed of ourselves. With our oppo- nentsr,¡¡.t'is just now spring tide, but already it is on the turn. We must not as a party overload our pro- gramme, but go in for measures which will lift up and beior the good of men generally. Mr. W. B. Shepherd We are not here, I take it, to talk politics, but to go stnght to business, and the question is, which way should we begin to prepare for action. I propose that we at once form a Liberal Association for Penarth, Cogan and Llandougb. Mr. W. Jones Thomas seconded the proposition, And said he thought the Liberals of Penarth ought to get at once into fighting trim. The proposition was unanimously carried. Mr. Joseph Henry Jones said there was a broad line between Liberalism and Toryism. It was not a mere chalk mark that any one could easily step over, but it required a good swim. There was as much difference betweea the two parties as between a black man and a white man. For such an Association as that just resolved upon a head was wanted, and the question came-Who is that head to be ? He did not believe in ornamental positions in politics, and he would never, as long as he lived, support the election of a man for political purposes, only to occupy an ornamental position. He proposed the election of their chairman. Mr. Batchelor, as President. That was a name to conjure with. (Applause.) The speaker then dwelt upon the events of the past few weeks, and pointed out various reasons for thorough organization. This proposition was seconded by Mr. Shepherd, who was proud that there were a few such gentlemen who were prepared to stand by the working men of Penarth. The proposition was then put to the vote by the mover and it was unanimously carried amid hearty applause. The following gentlemen were elected Vice- Presidents :—Mr. Henry Radcliffe, County Councillor F. II. Jotham, County Councillor W. B. Shepherd, Mr. W. B. Gibbs, Mr. J. W. Pyman, Mr. S. Thomas, Mr. R. Bevan, Mr. J. Pavey (Cogan), and Mr. John 'Duncan (Llandough). 0 Mr. R. Guy was unanimously elected Treasurer, Mr. J. Morris, Secretary, and Mr. Llewellyn Davies, Assistant Secretary. It was resolved to elect a Liberal Hundred, and to en&ure these being thoroughly representative of each par o the district, it was determined to hold a meet- jug in each Ward, for the purpose of electing twenty- Rve from each of the four sections of the district. It was further resolved that five out of the twenty-five from each Ward be elected to form an executive mmittee. A temporary committee of representatives from each Ward was elected to look after the work of registration during the next month. A vote of thaaka to the Chairman closed the pro., ceedings. [VVre understand the various Ward meetings will .be held during the coming week, that of the West Ward at Cogan.—Kd.] 1 :( I',
Penarth District Council, EMPLOYERS' OUTING TO MINEHEAD. The Council's employees, numbering 36, had their first annual outing on Tuesday last. At 10 o'clock, the men, accompanied by Mr Edgar 1. Evans, Mr T. Meazey, and Mr T. Griffiths, met at the Penarth Pier and boarded the Scotia, en rente for Minebead, which was reached about 11.30. At 1 o'clock dinner was served at the Plume of Feathars Hotel, and after the usual toasts, the party drove to Porlock, and there indulged in a variety of sports, subsequently forming a group which was pho- tographed by Mr Tanner, Penarth. ao use the general expression of the men the drive outward and homeward was a treat," and not soon to be forgotten. At 5 o'clock the company took tea, the topic of conversation being the beautiful scenery during the drive. <= Mr Thristle, the genial host of the Feathers, did all that was possible to make. the day really enjoyable. After tea Mr Evans addressed the men-and con- gratulated them on the able manner they one and all carried outtbeir daily duties, and he hoped they would not relax their energies in the future, but afford him next year another opportunity of meeting them on similar terms. Messrs Meazey and Griffiths also addressed them. Mr Evans next proposed the health of the members of the Council, which was enthusiastically responded to. Three lusty cheers were also given for Mr Evans, to whose untiring efforts the success of the outing was mainly due. Songs were given by Mr C. Tonkin and others, who were accompanied by the hostess, Mrs Thristle, in a very artistic manner. The good steamer, Scotia, again received the party, and landed them at 9.30, the day's outing being in every respect thoroughly enjoyable.
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Penarth District Council. WEST COTTAGES' DEATH TRAP. BOARD OF TRADE CANNOT INTERFERE. CHURCH AVENUE AND OTHER IMPROVE- idcl NTS, Mr Snell presided over the Public Works Com- mittee on Monday night. Besides the officials there were present Messrs W. L. Morns, J.P., D. Morgan, L. Purnell, J. Pavey, J. Y. Strawson, R. Guy, and T. S. Lloyd. The minutes of the preceding meeting: ha vine- been adopted, ass THE SURVEYOR'S REPORT stated that the new railing of Ferry Lane, Hill Street, and Windsor Road was completed, as weU as the Private Improvements by Holy Nativity Church; those in Arcot Lane, however, would soon be also finished. The work in Archer Road and Sully Terrace which had been delayed owing to a notice from the Cardiff Corporation to stay all street water- ing, would be completed within a week. The Stan- Z, well Road Sewer contract was finished save the mak- ing of a man-hole. The Dingle bridge would be finished within the next fortnight. The widening of the old Parish road was proceeding rapidly, and the repointing and repairing of the sea wall, from the Esplanade to the Kymin outfall sewer were being carried out, and three 9-inchisypnons were being fixed in the wall to trap the stormvvvater overflows, from the wall near the new Pier entrance, where there was another storm water overflow, these overflows open- ing direct to the sewer, and aHowing the gas to escape in large quantities. LEVEL CROSSING CONTRETEMPS. The Clerk said he had received a letter from the Board of Trade to the effect that they could not inter. fere in the matter of the level crossing. Mr Lloyd: Something ought to be done; now tie Council must take steps. In answer to Mr Strawson, the Clerk said j, the Company wern't obliged to keep watchmen there, as it was not a carriage way. Mr Morris We shall have to fight it out at the coat of someone's life. Mr Morgan: Seeing that people have laid out so1 much money i* that district, decisive action ought to r be taken in the construction of a bridge.. i i Mr Morris: Certain inhabitants will never sanctIOn; the closing of the level crossing. Mr Lloyd: The laffa treatment is very bad. ? j Mr Purnell suggested that the Council contributed; its quota of £ 000, and that the Estate do tha rest. The chairmon.could not anawer for the fiatat9 now,j ¡ ■! < but under the old regime, the Estate promised £ 500 as its share provided the remaining £ 1000 was made tIp by the Taff and Council. ° U Mr ,Llo £ d thou8ht it would benefit the Estate snore than the Taff. Mr Purnell hinted that the proposed cost of £ 1500 be rtdaced. Mr Snell was of the opinion it might, but at the risk of ieducirig the width of the bridge. Mr Morgan hava we to get the Taff's sanction ? Mr bnell: I believe the Estate has a voice in the matter. Mr We ought to go so far as to deal with the level crossing synchronally with the proposed upper bridge Close the erasing and shift the bridge lower down. I shall not deal with one without the i other. After farther discussion, Messrs H. Snell, W. L. Morris. D. Morgan, and L. Purnell, were appointed a sub committee to negotiate with Messrs R, Forrest and Beasley, and report thereon at the monthly meet- ing. PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS. Mr Snell moved that the Surveyor prepare plans for carrying out the necessary improvements in Church Avenue, the back lane in Plassey Street, and the part of the road by the Church at the top of the Avenue. The proposition was carried nem. con., and it was also decided to carry out afterwards the private improvements in Machen Street and other thorough- fares in the vVest Cottages district. Mr Guy moved, and Mr W. L. Morris seconded, that when the plans for the Avenue were being drawn provision ia the shape of space be made for planting trees so that the path should not afterwards be dis- turbed, thus causing needless expenditure. PKAir Morgan thought that some of the occupiers or owners might object, but was assured such would not be the case. Mr Snell amended Mr Guy's mction by suggesting that the holes be made first. This was agreed to. CEMENT FLAGGING. The flagging supplied by the South Wales Port* land Cement Co., having been used tentatively, the Surveyor was desirous of receiving instructions from the Council as to .whether the flags be used for fur- ther work, as h* (the Surveyor) was of opinion that their scaling in frosty weather, was inimical to theiP permanent utility. Mr Snell said he had received a letter from Mr Morcombe, the manager, stating that the Mags had been subject to a freezing test at Messrs Neale and Wests Stores, the result being quite satisfactory to Mr Morcombe, who further added that a new pro- cess for the finishing- stage had reccntly been per- fected. Moreover, the Cement Company would give, if so desired, a tw, > years.' guarantee. The clerk was, after some discussion, instructed to accept the guarantee, and to himself draw it up SO that it may be inserted in future contracts- MISCELLANEOUS. Mr Mo-zan stated that he had bought another horse, aged six, for the Council, prodded it passed the vet's examination. Mr Pavey having spoken of the noisome efflu- vium exhaling from the man-hole in Pill Street, Cogan, and the inhabitants there having to stuff rags round the rim to abate the nuisance, the Surveyor said he was having some man-hole coverings cast, bat in the interim he would put some sacking round the Cogan ventilator. Mr Lloyd gave notice of motion that Mr Tom Griffiths, lately appointed by the Council as road foreman and clerk of the works, be stopped from further working for the Council till he had completed his contract work.
Bethel welsh Independent v Church. The Anniversary of the above Church, 'was held last Sunday, and the following Monday evening. Masterly and eloquent sermons were powerfully delivered to very fair congregations by the Rev L. Probert D-D-, Pentie, Rhondda Valley- This actire little church though it has suffered great and serious losses by the removal of over half the members to Barry, has held its ground wonderfully under the able and faithful ministrations of the Rev W. G. Williams. It is gratifying that the roll of membership is gradn- I ally increasing. Liberal collections were made at each service to help to remove the debt,
the old caravan—advancement, has been turned' round and is being dragged backward instead of for- ward, but this for a time only. Reorganization is all that is needed, and then it will ride forth conquering and to conquer—laying low the foe which to-day is gloating over its temporary triumph. There is yet a good iime coming, and all we have to do is to WORK, AND WAIT, AND WATCH.