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A Darkey's Violence at Penarth.

Original Poetry.


x Dr. Hugh Findlay, Penarth.

Da Penarth, Gogan. and Llandough…


Da Penarth, Gogan. and Llandough Total Abstinence Federation. On Monday evening last, at the Jubilee Hall, a public meeting of Total Abstainers was held to discuss the report and recommendations of the previsional committee appointed at a previous meeting. Mr W. B. Shepherd was voted to the chair. The Secretary (pro tetl) Mr W. Jones Thomas, a.fter prayer had been offered by the Rev. Timothy Wheatley, read the suggested rules. These were freely discussed, and with a few slight alterations were ultimately adopted. It was resolved to invite all the Total Abstinence societies of the district, both adult and juvenile to join the Federation, the aduld societies to contribute not less than 2/6 per annum, and the Bands of Hope, 1/ The minimum subscription of individual members was fixed at six-pence per annum. It was further resolved that the Officers consist of a President, all the Total Abstaining ministers as Vice-Presidents, with five laymen, treasurer, secretary, financial secretary, and choir-leader. The committee to be formed by two representatives from each of the federated societies, one from each church, four elected by the Federation, and two by the Federation Choir. The election of officers took place as follows: PreS* dent, Prof. T. Powel; Vice-presidents, Revs W. G. Daviee (Tabernacle Baptist); F. E. Williams (Rector of Llandough); J. M, Saunders (Presbyterian) 1. 0. Stalberg (Stan well Road Baptist) Timothy Wheatley (Arcot Street Wesleyan) Maltby (Trinity Wesleyan) and Messrs W. B. Shepherd, Thomas Loveridge. Allen, Neale and ITrow: treasurer, Mr A. Holman: financial secretary, Mr E Seagrave secre- tary, Mr W Jones Thomas; choir-leader, Mr J F Pickford. The inaugural meeting of the Federation will be held in Andrews' large hall, next Wednesday.

Lord Windsor and the Mayoralty.