The Mars with a Pedigree. THE FASTEST HORSE IN WALES. CHARGE OF CRUELTY. On Wednesday morning, at Penarth Police Station —before Major Thornley and Mr W., L. Morris—In- spector Allen, of the R.S.P.C.A., charged James Buckland, cab proprietor, Salop-street, Penartb, with working, on the 2nd inst., on Esplanade, a grey mare attached to a Victoria,the animal at the time suffering with lameness in the near bind limb, where the ten- dons were contracted owing to hip disease. There were also a girth gall and an off-side back wound, the latter being whitened over. These minor sores, however, he did not wish so much to dwell upon as on the inflamed foot, which was much worn away, thus bespeaking a long-standing lameness. Upon calling the defendant's attention to the mare, Buckland said she had just ricked" herself, and offeied to drive her a little distance in order to prove that there was no lameness. The defendant cross-questioned the Inspector, and elicited that be had offered to try the animal before the police there and then, and, furthermore, that he would send her to the stable till she had recovered from the temporary injury, as she was a mare with a pedigree, and the fastest in Wales. P C. 386 deposed that on the morning in question he noticed the auimal walking Jame. t, Edgar Jones testified to the mare's stumbling over a grating on that particular morning, which caused the lameness. Buckland indignantly denied cruelty, and said that he had never worked a horse with a sore in his life, and handed the Bench a number of private certificates as to this particular mare's fitness. He was, however, fined ;C I and costs.
A Penarthian in his Cups. m7B!for'% Maj°r Tt-rnley and Mr W. L. Morris, on Wednesday morning, at the Penarth Police Court, .Oweii Bo%ven, a pilot, was charged by P.C. Keevil f with being drunk on August 7 last, at 11.45 p a, in Glebe-street, and, withal, shouting, swearing, and re fusing to go home when requested. Subsequently, his son induced him to seek his domiciliary abode, and a summons was served him, returnable for the 21st ult. Being non est on-that date, a warrant was idsued fur his arrest, and owen was now mulcted in 5s with concomitant costs.
Correspondence, WESLEYAN SUNOA Y SCHOOL ANNIVER- SARY. To the Editor of the Penarth Chronicle. Dear Sir,—It is doubtless at our Sunday schools a large portion of our children and young people learn and cultivate the art and practice of singing, and it is beyond the power of man to tell the good influence on the homes as well as on the after lives of these lovers of Sunday school song that such an experience works. Every school has to some extent its own in- dividuality of formula, and I think that on these sdecial occasions, when new music is being- learnt and a special enthusiasm is introduced to the joy of the spiritual song, it is a fitting time to tone down the square edges of our individuality by a friendly delegation from our sister churches of a few such as are best able to swell with us the joy of spiritual song-, and thereby hasten the time when the disciples of Christ shall all be called by the name of our great head, Christ, only, instead of by the names or methods of our fellow-men who have become leaders,however good they may have been. I hope the day will never come when such interchanges of sympathy will he considered an evil. But I would not advocate the in- troduction to this form of worship of any professional singers as such from nutside the Church of Christ. As I have no persona! knowledge of the professional singers referred to by your correspondent, I refrain further lemarks upon them Yours faithfulfv, EDWARD SEAGRAVE. Penarth, Sept. 12th, 1895. WESLEY VN SUNDAY SCHOOL ANNIVERSARY. To the Editor of the Penarth Chronicle. Dear Sir,—Had the letters signed "Wesleyan" and -An Old Scholar" criticised any action of mine only, I should not have troubled you. I, however, consider the references to the visitors, vocal and instrumental, very unbecoming, ungracious, and simply wish all those who kindly assisted us on the above occasion not to attach any importance whatever to smch childish prattle. The writers have not the courage of their senti- ments, or they would not seek refuge in assumed names therefore, we all may smile aud pass on. I should like the visitors to know that congratula- tions have reached me from all sides on the success of the anniversary. Therefore, I am the more pleased to express our sincere thanks and obligations to them. zn I consider they showed a true fraternal spirit by coming to our assistance, which, personally, I should be delighted to reciprocate if I could be of service. Should occasion arise in the future, I hope I may be accorded the same support. "Old Scholar" need not fear for the children losing interest. Not they, indeed. For over twelve years I have done more for and with and by the children than any other person in.Arcot-strect. If Old Scholar and Wesleyan" had put an hundredth part of the interest in the anniversary the children have taken, they would not have had the disposition to air their petty jealousies under the cloak of religious plati- tudes It is children of larger growth, like the two before us, who are the humbugs of religious com- munities. Your contemporary, the Observer, is also growing. That, however, is a natural tendency of his. In fact, I think he was born that way. "In our innocence," &c.-very "innocent," indeed. The Holden Orchestra are already well-known, without the necessity of a gratuitous advertisement, as able musicians; and, not least, as gentlemen. I presume I am the irresponsible person usurping anthority I am not entitled to." Well, whatever authority I have had I have not tarnished it. Neither my friends or myself have had any unpleasant re- marks made to us, but rather the reverse. In fact, the meed of praise on the whole anniversary has been so very spontaneous and full that the only danger is the possibility of our feeling too proud. So I conclude that any "unpleasant remarks" must have have originated in the locale of the Observer, and, fortunately, got no further. bir Wilfrid Lawson relates this story :— An old applewoman went to church one day. She sat close to the pulpit and near to the choristers. The choristers wore suplices- They were proceeding with the service, singing and playing as directed by the Prayer Book, and looking very saintly. The old lady, however, seemed to recognise several of these 0 sanctimonious looking individuals as being the same who frequently relieved her apple cart free of charge. Umble to restrain her indi-nat n, she exclaimed '1 knows ye, with yer white surplices on, and turning up the whites of your eyes to heaven as if ye were angels, yes, I kuowa ye.' I hope the three persons referred to, and any others like them, will see the mordi in this story, and do as Carlyle once suggested, Clear you minds of l cant." Won't trouble you again, Mr Editor. J Yours faithfully, WM. JOHNSON. 120, Plassey-street. --4 WESLEYAN SUNDAY SCHOOL ANNIVER- SARY. To the Editor of the penarth Chronicle Sir —Kindly allow me a short space to mike a few remarks on the above subject. I fully endorse the statements of both Wesleyau and" Old Scholar in your last issue, and I would venture to eo a little further, and charge those people with proselytism, which is no new thing for this particular denomina- tion to practice at Penarth. It is not the first time that they have adopted evary means to draw or entice young people (not, from the world, mark you), but from other places of worship in the district, only that m this particular instance some of their leaders ac- tuated by a spint of ambition to shine (in the musical department at any rate) more brilliantly than their neighbours, have overstepped all the laws of Chris- tian brotherhood. for which they should receive the rebuke of all other Christian worshippers in the place. Now. sir. with regard to instrumental music, no one in this age would object, to the introduction of mstru- mental music into the sanctuary; it r@al!y bringing back to its service what originally belonged to it, and it our Wesleyan friends are attempting to reconse- crate those instruments, they are to be complimented. But surely the ways and means adopted by them are to be strongly condemned, as they have a direct ten- dency to bring disgrace upon the service of God, and it is dishonourilig" to God Himself. If what" Wesleyan" says is true, then who can conceive of anything more inconsistent than to see in the orchestra of a theatre on a Saturday night a professional bandsman using his talent in the service of the devil. doing all in his power to make that service as attrative as possible ill order to extend his kingdom, and to see him on a Sunday taking his place (or rather taking another person s place) in the nacred orchestra of God's Sanctuary. Again if there re in this particular Church musi- cians whose ability compels them to leave the pope and simple congregational singing and to aspire to a more classical kind of music or choir singing, which must of necessity be accompanied by stringed instru- ments of various kinds in addition to a pawerfal organ, would it not be more to their credit to train up from their own flock a band of young musicians for this purpose,rather than to call in the aid of musi- cians from the world, and to draw from, and by that process tocripple, the services of other places in order to gratify an over zealous ambition, and to produce a false impression upon any stranger who may be enticed into their services. tz Yourf, etc., VERITAS. WESLEYAN SUNDAY SCHOOL ANNIVER- SARY. To the Editor of the Penarth Chronicle- Dear Sir,-Kindly permit me space in your next issue to correct the statements of your correspondent A Wesleyau," who, when airing his injuries in print under such a very vague nom de plume, totally dis- regards faJts, and hazards statements which are purely mythical and emanate from the brain (sic) of the exemplary individual who (save the mark) calls himself a Wesleyan. Error No. I.-The Holden Orchestra is not a London concert party, and never was in that city or near it. J Error No.2-They did not perform at the even- ing services as stated by your correspondent. Error No. 3.—If my injured friend took any in-N terest in the town, where I presume he resides, he would have seen by bills in the shop windows that the orchestra play in Penarth every Saturday in thfl Windsor Gardens, so could not possibly be at the theatre on that evening. So much for the whisper. I, however, fail to see why their playing in a theatre, which they h-tve done and will continue to do in spite of our friend P reprimand, should in any way deter them from helping in the worship of God by playing to the best of their ability on such occasions. It is doing myself and orchestra (who are my step- children) a great injustice to brand us as unworthy of playing to the worsuip of God because we dare to enter the unhallowed walls of a theatre, although sucll place be conducted upon the highest moral principles, and where all is so pure in tone that the most exact- ing may he amused and yet find a moral. I shall be glad if I- A Wesleyan" will, at my ex- pense, accompany me to the theatre, or wherever we may play, when I shall be pleased to prove that our professional work does not deter us from giving our mite ou Sundays in the way we did to the praise of Him who judges all men. May I ask what interest "A Wesieyan took last Sunday week ? as his letter proves him an absentee at least at two lioni soil qui m,al y pense. Yours respectfully, WIDFRED WOOD, Conductor. 110, Windsor-road, Cogan, .sept. 12th. 1895.
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r Infest modern principles, trefoil in shape, and pro- tected with handrails supported by light ornamental standards, a simple bonk hoard being placed in the centre, thas not confining the preacher to one par- ticular position. Behin I the preacher is an open 'baptistry (not closed over with iifting boards, as is -generally the rule) protected by similar railings, the bottom of which is reached by York stone steps, and -the bottom and sides being Hned with glazed cream- eoloured bricks. At the rear of the baptistry is the apse, wherein the choir and organ will be placed, raised one step 'alaove the platform, the choir being placed at a sloping angle to tbe congregation, suffi- cient room being left for additional choristers. Off "the platform are male and female retiring rooms with requisite lavatory accommodation, and also vestry for -the minister. Behind the apse is the parlour." 30ft. long by 18ft. wide, where prayer, recreation, literary meetings, etc., will be held. To afford communica- tion between the new buildings and the present school (now used as the chapel) a passage way will be constructed and glaoed in so as to form protection from inclement weather. The building wili be warmed by heating apparatus) but the makers have "i yet been stJlsefeed. The style of architecture which has been adopted by the architects, Messrs J. P. Jones, Richards, and Budgeni of Cardiff, is early perpendicular, and from what we can discern from the front elevation, will have a most uncommon and pleasing effect. The central portion is a gable flanked with octagonal tur- rets finished with crocketfced finials; between the turrets is a fine mullioned window filled with tracery the porch underneath is approached by two broad arches, the upper portion being filled in with rich tracery. Over the window is an inscription, and the gable is finished with fine crocketted finials. On either side of the central gable are sieep slated gables, with the ridges abutting on the central gable, the eaves well projecting over ranges of windows light- ing the gallery. At the sides are ample windows, the whole of wlylch, as well-as front, are glazed with cathedral lead lights, supplied by Mr Samuel Evan?, of Birmingham. The dressings are in Bathstone, and the front and side elevations up to the first buttresses are in Newbridge paving stone cuttings, the remain- der of the walling being in local blue stone. At an angle of the ground a cottage is to be erected for the accommodation of the caretaker. The contractor for the whole of the work is Mr Thomas Bevan (late Chairman of the Penarth Local Board), the Clerk of Works being Mr Williams, who 'for thirty years was employed under Lord Bute at the Cardiff Castle.