G hit-Chat. BY RAMBLING TOMMY. .;) I hear it rumoured that on account of my eulogY of the singing of the Penarth Laundry employees a fortnight ago, they have had a meeting and resolved to establish a choir, to be known as the Penarth Washers' Manglers' and Ironers'Musical Society." 0 0 0 It hath not yet transpired who is to be the conduc- tor or other officials, but I am promised fuller details by and bye. When the new act for regulating hours of labour come into force in January next, they will have plenty of time for practice. 0 0 0 The Penarth, Cogan and Llandough Total Abstinence Federation Choir made its debut on Wednesday evening, and was well received. The members are invited to a social tea to be held in the Jubilee Hall I on Wednesday next. Intending members should apply at once to Mr J. F. Pickford for tickets, as only ticket holders will be admitted to tea. At 7 o'clock a meeting for business will be held. 0 0 0 The next practice will be held on Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock in the Welsh Independent Schoolroom. Members having copies of Sankey's Tune Book will please bring them. 0 0 0 The new Tabernacle Baptist Chapel, Plassey Street, will be opened on Wednesday, the 20th November, ooo The committee and members, together with a few friends, of the Tabernacle Baptist Dorcas Society held the third of a series of picnics, on Wednesday afternoon, the place visited being Lavernock. This extraordinary September weather tempted a large number to attend. 0 0 0 One day this week I heard the following conversa- tion respecting a certain gentleman, pretty well known to Penarth residents, "A remarked: "It. will be a blessing when he is taken." "Not to heaven, replied C," for I almost think his disagreeable manner would cause mischief in heaven, should he find a Corner there." This is a terrible thing to say of any man. Surely there is some good to be found in the one spoken of. Shall we not put the good in the other side of the scale and try to out weigh the evil ? A man's faults can always be seen, but Low seldom his good qualities. 0 0 0 The Cogan Military band, under the conductorship of Mr John Bryantj announces a concert to be given in Andrews' hall, next month. ooo I am very pleased to congratulate Mr Sam Garwood who has acted as foreman for Mr- D. G. Price during the erection of the new Baptist Chapel, in Plassey Street", upon securing the order for the building of 12 houses near the Laundry for Mr Jones, one of the architects for the chapel. Mr Jones has had ample opportunity of testing Mr Garwood's capabilities, and it speaks volumes in his favour, that he should receive this mark of confidence. 0 0 0 Year after year the Salvation Army have set apart one week for self deninal, the object being to raise funds for the purpose of assisting Foreign Work, the Social Scheme Rescue Work, &c. Throughout the world, or at least those portions of it where the Salvation Army flag has been planted, next week will be known as Self Denial week, and indoors and out great efforts will be made to raise funds for the object stated. Last year the sum realised in Penarth amounted to about X18, but the officers are anxious this year to collect the tull X20. In an advertisement, to be found in another column are these words—'It is the Lord's work; who will ) help?" Regarding it thus I venture, on behalf of the local corps, to appeal to all my readers to do a little, and if all will [do a little, much will be done and who can tell what good will result. o 0 e The Harvest Festival at Llandough Church will be held next Thursday aDd the following Sunday- Mr Rutter and the Pier Concert party will give their last performance in Penarth for this season, on Saturday evening, unless Mr Rutter accedes to the wish of so many of his patrons, and give an entertain- .P ment in Andrews' hall.
Penarth School Board. AT LOGGERHEADS WITH LORD WINDSOR. MR SNELL AND THE RECTOR ABRUPTLY LEAVE THE MEETING SNUBBING THE CHAIRMAN. A joint meeting of the Penarth and Cogan School Boards was held at 4.30. on Monday afternoon, under the presidency of Mr G. C. Thompson. There were present Messrs H. Snell, W. Sweet-Escott, J-Llewellyn A. Holman, W. ;L. Morris, J.P., J. Pavey, E. B. Riley, J. F. Proud and F. E. Hughes, (clerk). At the outset the Chairman said the meeting was convened for the purpose of discussing the advisability of the two Boards amalgamating, inasmuch as the school accomodation in West Cottages was inadequate, and a school in that district was about to be built. Another course before them was that Cogan should make a contribution towards payment of the children attending that school in the event of the two Boards remaining unamalgamated. He was not himself very hot on the matter, but there was no doubt that the union would be for the general advantage of the district. Mr Llewellyn had submitted a rough culcu- ation showing that during the past 3 years the Penarth rate had been 5J, and the Cogan 9d, and were there one Board only the rate would be levelled up to 7 1 d. The Cogan Chairman thought that the proposed amalgamation was a step in the right direction, and would work quite satisfactorily and efficiently. The scheme ought to have been consummated years ago, as Morriatown was suffering notoriously by the children having to start early in the morning in all kinds of weather and take their dinners with them. Often times they had eaten their mid-day meals on the way, and h; d in consequence to go without food till tea-time. The question of rate would make it better for Cogan and in fact the union would be the finest thing and work to the benefit of all concerned. The only important question remaining was that of representation. Both Mr Riley and Mr Proud con- curred with Mr Morris, but Mr Pavey was not enam- oured of the contemplated coalition, as Cogan would not be fairly represented. He was in favour of making a contribution towards the X600 which would have to be disbursed by the overseers. When the Cogan Board was first formed the Education Department recognised the importance of its being a separate authority, and the Department ought to be first approached in the matter, The chairman understood that no opposition would be forthcoming from the Department. Mr Llewllyn thought that Cogan would undo the matter if they could. He was nearly tired of attempting to accom- plish what he considered commended itself as a public boon, and would therefore like the matter settled one way or the other. Mr Snell observed that whether they amalgamated or not the school would have to be erected. The chief point was whether the schools would benefit by the joint administration, or whether they would act best under two separate bodies. Mr Morris -Ce -an's very poor and it's very unj ust in the matter of the rates. Mr Holman remarked that inasmuch as Cogan was a poor district, and would certainly have to contribute in some shape or form; and it was admitted that the 1 contribution would raise their rates to lOd or lid (notwithstanding what Mr Pavey might say to the contrary) it appeared simply a matter of justice, I seeing their would be an equalisation of the rate. The wealth was in Penarth, and consequently if we possessd any advantage it should be shared by Cogan. The Chairman: I should be for dropping the matte r unless there is a unanimous opinion in favour of the convenience and desirability of the scheme. Mr Llewellyn was anxious to know that in the event of amalgamation, would the salaries be interfered with, The Rector: That's a detail; we can't bind any Board. Mr Llewellyn They are the same qualified teachers under the two Boards and in Cogan they receive a higher salary The Rector: We cant go into that. Chairman There's no suggestion that such a thing would be interfeied with, Mr Pavey: There would naturally be an unpleasant feeling if one man were paid more than another. Rector: The amalgamated Board would be quite capable of dealing with that. Mr Riley: The Board would deal fairly all round. Upon consulting the Clerk, it was decided that each ¡ Board pass a resolution pro or con and forward to the Education .Department. The Cogan members then withdrew. The Board has evidently been in treaty for a new school site near West Cottages, as it would appear that Lord Windsor bad offered land on a 99 years lease, and f50 rental. These terms bad been sub- mitted for approval to the Department, who had written asking whether the freehold could be obtained or not. In reply to this, Mr Robert Forrest, J. P, had written to the effect that his Lordship was unwilling to sell outright, and if the Board sought compulsory powers in the matter, the offer would bu withdrawn. It was later on elicited from Mr Holman that Lord Windsor, would, however, sell the freehold for consols representing .£50 income. The Chairman was desirous of ascertaining what compulsion in the. matter would cost, and a very lengthy discussion. ensued on the Land Clauses Act, Experts. Arbitration* etc., etc., etc., when the, Rectjr, to save further floun- dering moved that the Clerk be directed to ask the- Department if they would agree to the leasehold terms. This was not seconded, and a further compli- cated wrangle started. Mr Llewellyn was of opiuiou that Lord Windsor would be bound to put on a fancy price if thefBoard resorted to compulsory enforcement and Mr Holman was also of opinion that Lhe game. wasn't worth the candle. The chairman still harped on what means they could compass to determine the cost of acquiring the freehold, when he was given tlhc, snub direct by Mr Snell and the Rectory abruptly leaving the room. In vain Mr Thompson implored Mr Snell to stop till they had passed the resolution* Mr Snell coolly pulled out his chronometer and said it was pass 6 o'clock, and that if he did stay be shouldn't vote. The Rector, meanwhile, had bolted. Only the Chairman, Vice-chairman and Mr Holman. were now left, and seemingly the horns of a dilemma, for to get rid of the on)y Pressman present. Mr Thompson announced that the Board resolved itself into committee. The Committee soon resolved, itself into units,
Correspondence. To the Editor of the Penarth Chronicle DEAR SIR :—The following extract from Trenbh's Study of Words," may throw a little light on the word Church," and also meet the difficulty refeired to by your correspondent in last week's issue Con- sider how much of history lies in the word Church.' There can, I think, be no reasonable doubt that Church is originally from the Greek, Kuriake, and signifies that which pertains to the Lord." or the house which is the Lord's." But here a difficulty meets us. How explain the presence of a Greek word in the vocabulary of our Anglo-Saxon forefath- y n ers? For that we derive the word mediately from them, and not immediately from the Greek is certain. What contact, direct or indirect, was there between the languages to account for this? The explanation is curious. While the Anglo-Saxons and other tribes of the Tuetonic stock were almost unsversally convert- ed, andthrough contact with the Latin Church in the western provinces of the Roman Empire or by its missionaries yet it came to pass that before this, same of the Goths on the lower Danube bad been brought to the knowledge of Jesus Christ by Greek mis- sionaries from Constantinople, and this word T\sw\i<xhe or church did, with certain others, pass over from the Greek to the Gothic tongue and these Goths. the first connected with the Christian faith, the first therefore: that had a Christian vocabulary, lent the word in their turn to the other German tribes, amoag others to our Anglo-Saxon forefathers; thus it has come round by the Goths from Constantinople to us. The following on the word chapel is from Ogilriea Imperial Dictionary :— Chapel [0. Fr. chapele, capele (Mod. Fr. cJiapelle) from L- L. capella dim. of capa, a cape. hood. The* word being applied to the canopy or covering of the altar when mass was said, hence, g-raduallv° to the I whole recess constituting the capella or chapel at tached to the altar.] 1. A subordinate place of worship usually attached to a large church or cathedral, separately dedicated and devoted to special services 2. A building subsidiary to a parish church, as a parochial chapel, a chapel of ease, that is, one for the ease of the parishioners that dwell too far from the church. 3. A place of worship connected with a royal palace, a private establishment, or a corporation- 4. A place of worship used by dissenters from the Church of England, a meeting house (this use is confined to England). 5. A name given to a printer's work-house, said, to be so designated, because printing was first carried, on by Caxton in a chapel attached to Westminster Abbey. Hence 6. A union of the workmen in a printing office for the purpose of promoting and enforcing order among themselves, the preservation of materials, the arrangement of any question regarding work &c. I 7. A choir of singers or an orchestra attached to, a nobleman s establishment or a prince's court. | Yours, etc., W» 6. DAVIJSS.