Penarth Cyclists, Beware!. At the local police court on Wednesday morning, Mr John William Pyman, aged 18, was charged by P-C- 238 with riding a bicycle in Marine Parade on the 7th inst., at 11.15 pm', without having a light. The defendant being uon est, P.C. Chant. swore to having served, personally, the summons on the 11th inst. Continuing, the constable added 'that Pyman, when asked why he was without a light, said be did Dot know one was required. The Bench, deeming that ignorance of the law was no valid excuse, fined the culprit. 5/- inclusive. This, Major Thornley himself, so it is alleged, paid himself at the close of the Court's sitting. P.C. 105 also charged a young man named Deacon •w't s'tnilarlvand recently infringing the bye-laws by riding his machine at Llandough, at 4 o'clock in the morning. H tco, was mulcted 5/ 7 J
FOOTBALL. THE ABERGAVENNY MATCH. Most of the Welsh clubs turned out their.teams on Saturday, for a preliminary canter in the shape of a practice match, but Penarth was the only club of any importance that actually brought off their first fixture. Perhaps too much stress ought not to be laid on this the initial encounter, but looking at matters roughly, it may be regarded as one of the most successful opening matches that the Penarth club has bad for some years. Seeing that the game consisted of only two twenty-fives, and that four of the best of last years forwards were not in th) Penarth ranks, that our halves were new to each other, and that Hubert Alexander was not in his place, the defeat of Abergavenny by ten points was rather promising. The visitors were not by any means a mediocre set of men, and in previous years Penarth, have not been so fortunate in their first meeting with this club. They have constantly turned out a sturdy lot of footballers and in some respects have been to Newport a kind of, reserve ground to fall back upon. Many can remember the bold fight they made some few years back, when Cooper, Powell, and Co., played regularly in their teams. • £ At that time there was not much to choose between them and Penarth and if I remember aright, they actually brought off a draw on the Penarth ground. G Taking all these things then into consideration, the result of Penarth's match on Saturday, was an indication of good things to come. Beyond saying this, the match needs little comment. If there is any lesson it teaches it is this that our backs are all right. Clemence played a grand game especially in the second half, and his well judged kicks contributed in no small degree to keep the ball continually in the visitors territory. If Clemence Keeps up as he has commenced, he will do well. The halves as stated, were comparatively unacqnam- ed with each other's play, having only met in the practice match, but Prole fully justified his selection, and proved exceedingly smart in getting the ball from the scrum. Shepherd and he promise to make a brilliant pair. The three-quarters also showed up well. Hey wood has evidently been going in for some trainin the way he did his work, too, shows he is a capable man, There certainly was a slice of lack in his turning up to play for Penarth, just when a good centre was wanted to fill the place of that worthy old veteran, Dick Garrett. Herby Morgan exhibited all his old skill and perhaps Jack Alexander never played a better game. Jones, of Barry, too, showed improvement, and will make a splendid wing man, if promise goes for anything. He must watch however, that he does not over-run his centre man, as he did several times on Saturday. And now for the forwards. Although we have a plethora of three- quarter talent, the same cannot be said of the tfps. The forwards on Saturday were none too good. They were quite as good as the visitors but that is not saying very much- It is true that they were clever and speedy in the open, but against packs like Newport and Cardiff they would be altogether lacking in avoirdupois. Unfortunately Dai Evans and Peter Jackson are not available and Gibb.s won't be ready for some time. The committee, therefore, should constantly be on the look out for men of strength and speed, for if one or two of our limited number of forwards happened to be incapacited for some time The club would be placed at a very great disadvantage. Late Versus. Result Sept- 14 Abergavenny H Won 21 ElJbw Vale H „ 28 Poutymoiie A Oct; v 5 Wellington R 12 Neath A ( „ 1 Coventry A „ 26 Morriston H Nov 2 Llanelly H ) 9 Aberavon H 17 16 Newport A „ 23 Bristol A „ 30 Swansea H Dec- 7 Pontypridd H „ 14 Llanelly I A „ 21 Cardiff A 26 Devon port "Albion. A 28 Wellington A Jan. 4 Bath H 11 Newport H „ 18 Swansea A „ 25 Scotland^. Wales Cdiff Feb. 1 Neath H „ 8 Abergavenny A „ 15 Mornston A „ 22 Bristol H 29 Bath A March 7 Cardiff H „ 14 Pontymoile H „ 21 Gloucester., A „ 28 Aberavon A April 3 H „ 4 Plymouth A ft 6 Barnstaple • A J }, 11 Pontypridd, A „ 18 Gloucester H
Penarth School Board. To the Editor of the Penarth Chronicle. I hope you may find space for a statement" of the course the Education Department has seen fit to pur1- sue towards the Penarth School Board, in a matter of a thtaatened withholding of the gnu.. The population of the Penarth School district has increased very rapidly, and the Board' School (com- prising the usual three departmemts) has already undergone several alterations and enlargements. With the report of June. 1893, the Board received an intimation from my Lords, to the effect "unless the cloak room aceommodation is increased," [and another matter done, which has been attended to,] 1 as recommended bygH.M. Inspector, the grant may be endangered-" The Board thereupon consulte&an architect, who prepared plans. But owing to struc- tural difficulties, occasioned by the many alterations and additions which bad taken place, the estimated cost was £ 550. Moreover, the result, regarding the building as a whole, did not appear to be satisfac- tory. Under these circumstances the Board hesitated to incur this great expense, especially as they contem- plated the erection of a new school, (which,, of course,, would modify the conditions), and theae facts were duly put before the Department. (Letters of January 18tb and September 11th, 1894.) In their reply, (September 19th, 1894), the Depart- ment, while asking for fuller information as to the new School, informed the Board that the inspector had reported that in his opinion a new school would not do away with the need of carrying out. his recommendations adding however, If the pressure of accommodation is reduced, very likely a part of the schoolroom could ba separated, so as to form a cloak room." This is just what the Board had contemplated. On December 19, the Department wrote— <' My Lords agree with your Board that a new "school is required for the district." and made this further important commuuication- "If the Board proceed with the provision of the "proposed new school with due despatch, my Lords will not insist on the immediate enlarge- "ment of the cloak room. accommodation at the Penarth Board School." Accordingly the Board entered upon the arrange- ments for the new school, and so informed the Department, with whom they are still in correspon- dence, as to eertaiu details, But to the surprise of the Board, instead of the usual notification of the payment of the grant, they received a communication (dated May 30, 1895), in which the Department, after quoting extracts from the Inspector's report,, referring chiefly to more cloak room accommodation, notify that before directing payment of the grant, my u Lords will require to be assured that the Board 41 will proceed with despatch to provide satisfac- toryiaccommodation." The position of the Board, on receiving this com- munication was as follows. In accordance with the intimation contained in the letter from the Depart- ment, of December 19th, they had proceeded with the provision of the proposed new school, (while the enlargement of the cloak room accommodation had been in abeyanee) with all the despatch possible, under the circumstances. In forming their estimates for their precept issued in April last, (for six months) they had relied, as they conceive they were well warranted in doing, upon receiving the amount of the grant at the usual time. They were able to pay their bills presented at their June meeting, but it was evident that unless the grant were received speedily, the work of the Board could not go on for the remainder of the half year without some arrangement for a considerable over- draft at the Bank, which would entail at least, a claim for interest, (a payment which could not be allowed by the auditor.) The members of the Board emphatically declined to incur any personal pecuniary liability vhatever, and contemplated the course of resignation in a body should such liability become necessary to the carrying on of the work of the Board. A letter, fully setting forth the) position of the Board as just ex plaiDed, and asking i-econ side ration of their determination tc withhold the grunt,. was kent to the Department on June 7th. No reply. Meanwhile, salaries and other expenses were run- ning on, and ou June 25th the Clerk to the Board wrote again, begging the favour of an answer, and adding that the matter was causing much anxiety to the Board. No reply. At the Board meeting held on the evening of July 4th, bills were presented amounting to £ 391 9s 8d, whereas the balance in the Treasurer's hands was gil 1713 lOde Early the next morning the Clerk telegraphed urgently to the Department. No reply. On July 6th, the nlerk again wrote urgently calling attention .to the previous correspondence, and request- ing that if it was still thought right to withhold the I grant, some explanation might at least be vouchsafed. To this letter no direct reply has rcen received— but crossing it, came » notiQcauon that the jgrant had been alhmd. ^Jo allusion "Vas made to the letter of
l SEORTHAITO! SHOBJHMDT The Fifth Season will commence on FKIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th, 1895. At 7 p.m. in the Penarft Natiunal Schools, ADVANCED AND ELEMENTARY CLASSES CONDUCTED BY MR. PHILLIP H. HOLLAND TERMS—5/- per quarter payable in advance. For farther particulars, apply to Mr Da. vies at the Schools.
lust Attend School. Before the Penarth Bench on Wednesday morning' William Henrv Richards, the Cogan School Board Attendance Officer, summoned Henry Hill, father of Rose Hill who had only attended school 16 times during1 the last month uut of a possible 34. The maternal guardian pleaded mitigating circumstances inasmuch as the child had to.daily take her father's dinner to Dinas Powis. Moreover, mildly asserted Mrs Hill, her husband was very delicate, and as the trains were very awkward, her daughter was not always in time for sh( ol, although she was regularly sent, but being late, was marked absent. The bench were too old for this chaff and imposed a half-crown penalty, remarking that they would not enforce the fine for a month to see in the meantime if there were ap imprnvd attend wcP.
Mauglian Street at Midnight, b At Wednesday morning's Police Court, the defen- dants box was occuj led by a young lady named Margar- et Hitchmgs, whose age bad not far exceeded, if any, two decades. Th« fair defendant wore a veil as well as a demure and penitent look. Rouge, too, was evidently one of the toilet accessories of this much- isirine-d-a iist nymph Opposite to her stood the burly fuim of P.G. 278 (George Barnacles) who del ivered himself, after kissing the book, as follows :— I At 11.40 p.m., on the 30th uit. the defendant was in Maugharj Street, quarrelling with another woman, cursing and swearing and using filthy and vulgar language. In answer to the Bench, the countable said he knew her, Although the myrmidon of the law might have had the felicity of the lady's acquaintance, Margaret remarked When the row was on, he wasn't in the street." Rober t did not deny this soft impeach- ment. The Bench eliciting that nothing was known against her, and that she had not been before their august presence untii that day, Mr Batchelor admon- ished her thus:— Ycu must be more careful in your language. 2/fi or 3 days." Margaret elicited to stump up the half dollar, observing she had no one to take her part.
Mother in the Workhouse. At the Penarth Police Court on Wednesday morn- ing, the magistrates being Messrs Batchelor, Thornley, and Trrys, Wm. C)x was ordereg to contribute 2/- towards the upport of his mother, who was in parish receipt of 4/- weekly. It was adduced that Cox, although married, had no family and was capable of earning 5^c an hour, which corresponded to between ;:f! 24/- and 25/- a week-.Fivepence an hour." interposed Cox. j T "Are there ny other sous?" interrogated the chairman. Only one%tfcer who is nearly blind. replied the i prosecutor. add§4 fc|ia-fc he also applied'for costsi Cox J if ho h id nothing siy in answer iq^thedharge was ordeied to pay the Wo shilliuga as well as the cost of the pies* nt: summons,