The Penarth Go-operative Indus- trial Society Limited, ANNUAL TEA AND ENTERTAINMENT- The annual tea and entertainment in connection with the above society took place in Andrew's large hall on Wednesday last. Provis-on was made for about two hundred and fifty persons to tea, but the committee were taken by storm, upwards of five hundred persons assembling to participate in the good things provided. A "knife and iork" tea had been intended but very speedily *all the eatables were disposed of, and the town had to be pretty well ran- sacked to find provision for the hungry multitude. This unprecedented demand, it is feared, somewhat militated against the comfort of the guests, but whilst a few were disappointed, the large majority rejoiced in the evidence thus tendered, of the "value set upon the principle of Co-operation." One facetiously re- marked, This is what co-operation is doing in Pen- arth, it is carrying everything before it." Tea being over and the seats re-arranged, the hall goon became packed with a chattering company of men and women, boys and girls. The tea (perhaps it was one of the Co-operative special brands) seemed to have affected the tongues and spirits of the people). There was a perfect din of voices, and when the Chairman, Mr. George Pile, essayed to speak, he found that his voice was not, sufficiently powerful to 'teaêh' half the multitvde, and so his remarks were i; unbearable. (This is a word coined by one of the Co-operative fraternity.) When, however, Misses Hooper and Livermore, accompanied by Miss Coney, appeared on the platform, and the tinkle tinkle of the piano was heard, something more approaching silence was obtained, but the assembly soon took license again, and the chattering almost drowned the m 9 effective playing of the fair executants. Those, how- ever, who were near the platform, were delighted -witihthb performance, and spoke of it in the highest terms of praise- Mr. Ellis Roberts next mounted the rostrum, and then the people settled down to enjoy the various items on the programme, although even now there were not wanting evidences that the room of a few would be more appreciated than their com- pany. Mr. Roberts rendered his comic song, Our Johnny," very well indeed, and he was warmlpap- plauded- Mr. J Dustin gave a stump oration On man," which wAs very funny, and created plenty of merriment. Mr. Carslon and Mr. Roberts charmed the audience with their rendering of The Larboard Watch." Mr. Goodey, of the Co-operative Wholesale So- ciety. London, next gave an address on the principles of the Co-operative Society, and likewise gave details of what has been accomplished by these working-men combinations. Referring to the Penarth braucb, he said, Your society started in a small way, with only 28 members, but it has' gone on and on success has followed it from the start, and now it boasts 435 members. He hoped they would continue to make progress. Like religious and other great movements the Co-operative movement commenced in a small way about fifty years ago, but it bad gained in strength every year, until, last year, their sales ex- ceeded £ 10,000,000. The society belonged to the working classes, and he did not believe there was a manager or any other official but what had been a working man- The Wholesale Society was started 21 years ago, and it was gradually covering the whole of the country. Besides providing the neces- saries of life the society has now established an In- surance Agency, Whereby great profit is made, and ll this isnivided again ampngst the members, no one person participating more than others in the profits. The programme was again proceeded with. Mr Robeits and Miss Webb obtaining an jpucoie for their rendering Teil me gentle,strang er,. The recita- tion^ Mother, was very pathetically rendered Jby Mr OweuJand mirijka room seamed t "t, "■* o 1:' ft; sir, f' deeply touched as the narrative proceeded. Mr Tom Davies received a deserved encore fur his singing of Her front name was Hannah." C5 Mr Griffiths of Aberdare, said he was pleased to see so many present, and especially so many boys and girls. Working people needed to study economy and the best way to do this was to deal at the Stores. Economy was needed very badly in England and W ales, as more food was wasted than is required to feed the poor. Miss F. Livermore very prettily sang "The owl and the cat," with her sister, Miss Ada Livermore accompanying. The last item on the programme was the laughable sketch A nigger in a fog." Every one took his part well, but Jimmy Matthews took the palm. Miss Coney very ably presided at the pianoforte. The meeting terminat.d with -The Queen. The Committee, on behalf of the society, desire to tender their thanks to those who presided at the tea-tables and to all who in any way assisted to make the gathering such a success.
Penarth Police fioiirt Magistrates—Messrs Sidney Batchelor, (chair.) Major Thornley. and Valentine Trayes. Mr Alexander Morris applied for a four hours' extension for the Penarth Hotel, on the 10th prox., the occasion being a private dance. Granted. P.C. M swore that on the 16thinst., Sadler jun., Glebe Street, was drunk and disorderly. The defendant pleading guilty, was amerced 5/- inclusive, the alternative being 7 days. In the case of Edmund Smith, v James Thorne, re alleged wanton breaking of windows at Cogan, none of the parties putting in an appearence, the case was dismissed. The following for driving without a light or lights zll on the highway an hour after sunset were dealt with and fined thus— Charles Pennick, in the employ of Arkell Bros., Bute Street, Cardiff, 10/. and 4/- costs. Albert Kimberlev, m the employ of the South Wales Furnishing Co., 1,0/- and 4/- costs. Charles Holson. (sea-faring man) in the employ of a boarding master, who did not appear, was fined £1 and 9/- costs, or 14 days. Jacob Walters, who had one light, and was only walking his horse, 5/- and 41. costs. Thomas Allen, 88, Paget Street, Grangetown, being non cst, was mulcted 25/- and Pi- costs. The father of this offender turned up at the con- clusion of the Court and protested against the heavy indemnity, and paid under protest. Mr Kerpen, of the Esplanade ltbtgl, was similarly summoned. His manager, however, appeared for him, but this did not satisfy the Bench. Mr Batchelor saying he must attend. The case was therefore adjourned for a fortnight. The chairman remarking that if Mr Kerpen did not' then attend, a warrant for bis arrest would be issued,
• "Spat in her -F -a,c 0 ALLEGED ASSAULT AT COGAN- At the Psnarth Police Court last Wednesday morning,—before Messrs Sidney Batchelor, Major Thornley, and Valentine Trayes—Mary Ann Barnett, Llandough, alleged that Wilkins, Cogan, on the 7th inst., used most disgusting language, threatened to strike her and spat in her face three or four times. The defendant said he had no questions'to ask but, denied the charge intoto, The complainant, however, said she could produce witnesses to verify her charge. At this juncture P.C. 238 stated the witnesses were in a public, house, and would not come over. (t Fetch them," was the magisterial fiat, whereupon George Burgess and Wm. Morris, who had been subpoened, put in an appearance, and being sworn, the former said the prisoner did not in his presence assault Mrs Barnett in any shape or form. Some merriment now ensued owing to the witness's gaying Before we goes any further I wants to know who's going to pay me." Try and be civil or you'll go somewhere else, responded Mr Batchelor." Weil, I told her to pick up stones and throw at him," interpolated the witness- That'lli do, replied the magistrates' clerk. Wni. Morris, Cogan, was next sworn, his resonant kiss,of the Bible provoking a pronounced titter in the Court. Who's going to pay me ? was the unexpected and somewhat risible lead off of this witness. Proceeding, .1 was talking to Raines on a table outside, when she (complainant), started banging about the table. I was ccmin* along with a barrow. They (contestants), started shouting. I didn't see Wilkins spit." Mrs Barnett; taken aback: They're telling untruths. Dismissed said Mr Batchelor. "Tkat's no good to me," ejacutated the last witness., There was, however, oo appeal. !tilL •• 't A -i •• f, .r
—(j hit-Chat. BY RAMBLING TOMMY. Thorough good work was done last year by Mr Phillip R. Holland and his shorthand pupils in connection with the Science and Art classes conducted at the National Schools. The following certificates have just been obtained John Smith, 1st class advanced; Frank Brice, 2nd class HedJey Thomas, 2nd class and Clarence Huntley, 2nd class elemen* toy- • 0 0 0 It will be seen by advertisement that the fifth season of the Shorthand class will commence next Friday evening at 7 o'clock. The terms being only 5/- per quarter, a large runiber of both sexes ought to take advantage of such a grand opportunity of learning SO tD desirable a method of writing. None of us can gain too much knowledge, and even if Shorthand should not be helpful in business, it might be used for pleasure and profit. I would appeal to the young people of the town to embrace the prespnt offer The advan- tage will be all on their side, whilst they have nothing really to lose. o 9 0 Let me remind my readers that the Cogan Metho. dist Harvest Festival will be held on Sunday (tomor- row), and also on Monday evening, when an enter- tainment will be given. 0 0 0 On Tuesday next, in connection with the Harvest Home at St Paul's Church, Maughan Street, there will be a Welsh service. I thinK this will be the first time for a service in 'V eIs ') to be con ducted in either of our Penarth "Churches-" The Prayers, Psalms, and Hymns are being specially printed for the occasion. The preacher will be the Rev T. C. Phillips, of St David's Welsh Church, Cardiff. An English service will be conducted on Wednesday evening. o 0 0 On the day following-, Thursday, the Harvest Festi- val at "The Church of the Holy Nativity," Cogan, will be held. when services will be conducted at 8 a.m., and 7.30 p,m. At the latter, a sermon will be preached by the Rev G. W. Berkeley, Vicar of But- leigh. Special services at 8 and 11 a.m., and 6.30 p.m., will also be held on the following Sunday. 0 0 0 The anniversary of the Tabernacle Baptist Sunday School will be celebrated on Sunday, (to-morrow), the preacher for the day being the Rev. R. 0. Johns, Cardiff. A young people's service will be held in the afternoon, and an entertainment will be given in the hall on Monday evening, the proceeds of which will be devoted to the new chapel building fund. o 0 0 The annual Church Parade of the 3rd V. B. Welsh Regiment (Penarth Detachments), will take place to* morrow (Sunday) afternoon. The members will parade at the lesser hall at 2 o'clock, and will then proceed to the railway station to meet the band of the regiment, and a contingent of volunteers from Cardiff. The band and detachments will then form in the open space opposite the station, and the band will play the Church Bells." They will then proceed to St. Augustine's Church,- when a sermon will be preached by the Rev. J. R. Buckley, M.A., B.D., Vicar of Llandaff. The band will accompany the singing. 0 0 0 I feel that my notes this week are of a distinctly kdvertising character, but yet there is one other meet' ing to which I must refer, and this, though the last# is not by any means the least. Tha Inaugural meet* ing of the Penai-th, Cogan and Llandough Total Abstinence Federation, will be held on Wednesday evening next. The meeting will be one of great interest, and should be very largely attended. There will be three speakera of importance, the choir will, render special music, a couple of solos will be sung by well known and popular Penarth artistes, a recitation will be given by a young lady, and Pro- fessor G. C. Howell has kindly consented to preside at the organ- Prefeasor Powel will be in the chair. O 0 0 The Federation Choir will meet for practice on Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock in the People's Hall) Arcot Street. A cordial invitation is given to any young men and women who Can render assistance, and who are total abstainers. The members of the Choir are invited to a tea to be given the following week, on which occasion the Choir will be thoroughly organised, officers will be elected, and arrangements made for special quarterly entercainments. After S.b.usiness. the remainder of the evening will bedavoted b gatnes.
May 30th bat there was appended, though this time without note or comment, the same summary of the Inspector's Report, as that on which was founded my Lords' Botincation contained in the letter of the earlier date. "A few days later we received the money itself amounting to £ 1101 19s 6ri. Thus all financial difficulty: for the moment dis- appears-but the Board are still placed in a very embarrassing position, inasmuch as they know not whether the Department now mean to affirm or to repudiate the view on which their letter of December 19th, 1894, appear to have been based the view, namely, that it would be unexpedient to incur this great expense for a result, after all, not entirely satisfactory, Inasmuch as in all probability, everything requisite will be capable of being obtained at a comparatively trifling cost after the opening of the new school. This is distinctly the view of the Board. Of course, they may be mistaken; but, however that may be, they submit that persons who are gratuitously per- forming a somewhat onerous public duty, oughc to receive a somewhat more business-like treatment at the hands of the Department. Your obedient servant, GEO. CARSLAKE THOMPSON, Chairman, Park Road, Penarth, August 7th, 1895.