Penarth Police Coilrlj. Before Major Thornley (Chairman) and Mr W. B. Gibbs The adjourned case against Fredrick Cheesman for keeping a dog sine license came up again- The defendant did not appear but deputed his landlady to pay 7/6. The Bench, however, would not accept the proxy and issued a warrant for Cheesman's arrest. Charles Martin for a similar offence contended that lais dog was a minor, and William Deacon who bred the pup averred it was born on April 1st., last. To determine this moot point, the owner was requested to bling his canine friend to the Court for dental purposes, which was done and after the animals ivories had been exhibited Major Thornley dismissed the case, telling the owner to get out a license at once. "I've got one," said Martin. Mary Kidney, a widow, although she asseverated that the dog belonged to her son who was gone to sea, was nevertheless fined 7/6, the magistrates' clerk, Mr Morris, Sen, remarking that she, herself, was liable if the dog was kept by her, and at her house. Jeremiah Lynch was again summoned for unwisely propitiating Bacchus. Jerry, however, sosaid his wife, had gone to Barry the preceding night to join a ship. Adjourned. Arthur Nicholson was charged with stealing three pieces of timber, from Messrs Alexander, Penarth Pock, valued 9d. Electing to be dealt with summarily and not by jury be pleaded guilty. Nothing previ- ously being recorded against the prisoner, he was fined 10. and costs, or to undergo imprisonment for Beven days. Mary Ann Hayes pleaded guilty to being recently drunk in Penartb. The constable who arrested her said hot had a deuce of a job" to get her to the station. With the other conviction against her she was fined 7/6, with Severn <?ays alternative. For causing an obstruction in Glebe Street on August 31st, William Bridge, a Cardiff hawker, was fined 5/- or to suffer seven days. John Dare, a native of Hereford by his brogue was charged with mendicity at Barry the previous day, and caused some diversion by recounting that he was utterly oblivious of what was alleged against him. H You ran into house after house," said the constable. II Oh dear, oh dear, I am sorry I did that, but I can't remember such a thing, as I bad a drop or two in me." Dismissed with a caution.
Lord Windsor and Athletics. Speaking at Wednesbury on Tuesday night, on the occasion of the opening of a Volunteer Gymnasiun, Lord Windsor said it was his sincere opinion that the 1 people of England took deep pride iu believing that athletic sports of all kinds belonged especially to this country. (Applause.) True, they found rivals in certain departments of athletics, in particular sports and games in other countries, but be ventured to say that their serious competitors were mainly men of the Anglo-Saxon race. (Applause.) From the very earliest times athletic sports bad been the pastime of great people. Were they not told by Homer how, on a celebrated occasion, when Ulysses was the guest of Alcinous, be joined in certain sports, and astonished his host by putting the weight farther than anyone else ? From that moment to this, athletic sports of all kinds had been of the utmost vtllue to the human race. Not for themselves alone should tli;-v do what they could to make the most of the human frame, but for posterity also. By engaging in manly exercise, they were laying up for their successors in this country —on the principle of heredity—that muscular strength which would keep the British nation in the place now held. (Applause.) He hoped that that gymnasium might be the means of producing such excellent nthletes as they had seen before them that evening that possibly some man might be trained who could bring in unasisted those weights which it had taken two to carry out, that there might even be some in their midst who could rival the feats of Mr Levy. (Applause.)
Cardiff Poultry Show. SUCCESS OF PENARTH EXHIBITORS. At the Cardiff and District Fanciers' Society's Show held in the Cardiff Market Hall, on Wednesday and Thursday, we are pleased to note the following local prize winners. For Poultry Frederick Miller succeeded in obtaining two second prizes, and J. S. Evans seemed two firsts and one second. Pigeons—— Wiliiam Smith reserved and one second. Cage, Birds-E. Harvey one each first, second, third, fourth, and v.h.c.; J. H. Hall, one second, one third, two fourths, two v.h.c., and oneh.c. Fancy Mice—Harvey Bros., two thirds, two fourths, one v.h.c,, and one b.C. I
Correspondence. PENARTH DISTRICT COUNCIL. To the Editor of the Penarth Chronicle. SIR.—Every week and month that passes by with the Penarth Chronicle" giving us the doings of the Penarth District Council, at their different meetings, further convinces me of tha utter folly of the Rate- payers in electing Farmers, Builders, and Estate Agents on the Council to represent them, of wbic the present Council is largely composed. I should like to know Mr Editor, in what way do the Hate- payers expect persons to champion their cause when vital case comes before the Council, touching Rate- payers and Estate. Do the Ratepayers ever expect that any of those individuals named are going to stand up in the Council and defend the Ratepayers as against the Estate? I should not think so, Mr Editor if they think anything of their prosperity. What price farmers Morgan or Rees, getting up in the Council and defending the Ratepayers against the Estate, or any of the builders. Ob, by the bye, what has become of Farmer Rees since his election on the Council, has he gone abroad on the con'inent? has he attended the Council meeting three times; Was be only shoved in on the Council, for shoved he was, to act as a stop gap to someone else, who would have been of some service on the Council; but there, I suppose his presence is only required there when there is anything on respecting the Estate, so it doesn't matter. Sir, I see by an account of a meeting of would be alotment holders, at Cogan, in your last week's issue, that nothing short of indignation was hurled against this combination of Farmers, Builders, and Estate agents, for the apathy and indifference that they had shown towards the deputation of working-men that have waited upon them in trying to get some land for allotment purposes. Said those Estate Ambassadors to the deputation, My Lord says you can't have the land, so there is an end of it." So much for the Penarth District Council as at present constituted. Working men prepare youe- selves for the next election of the Penarth District Council. Yours truly, DEMOCRAT.
Night Advertising. NOVEL INVENTION. In the commercial world it is axiomatic that adver- Rising is the keystone to success. Non-advertising is like winking in the dark. You may know what you are doing, but others don't. The inference is palpa- ble. Advertise, then—day and night. To consum- mate this latter desideratum, Mr R. A. Lewis, head- master of the Cogan Board Schools, has invented and patented a Flash Light Advertiser, the advantage of which he demonstrated on Wednesday night on the balcony of the Esplanade Hotel, Penarth. There was a goodly business company present, and they were agreeably surprised to see dazzlingly brilliant advertisements of "Beecham"s Pills," etc., flashed on the facades and roofs of the adjoining buildings, as well as on the trees and water. It goes almost without saying that the effect was startling, and provoked unstinted euloginms from those who witnessed this novel medium of right advertising, which has undoubtedly a future. The light in generated by a mixture of chemicals, (known only to the patentee), blown through magnesium, and repre- sent 1,000 candle power. Designs and tiade marks come out equally as well- The apparatus is portable and most economically charged, perfectly safe, the slides being the essence of simplicity and effectiveness. Two prominent advertising companies hare negotiat- ing with Mr Lewis, but the latter intends giving a public demonstration in Cardiff next week, when it is highly probable a local syndicate will be formed.
Windsor Road flongregational ClmTclL 0 HARVEST THANKSGIVING SERVICES. On Sunday last the annual harvest thanksgiving services In connection with the abore place of worship took place The Church was very prettily decorated with emblems of the glorious, yet pensive season. Conspicuous amongst these was an immense loaf of bread which attracted general attention. A wealth of fruits and vegetables impressed us with the lavish manner with which & gracious Providence supplies the needs of mankind. Large congregations assem- bled both morning and evening and listened attentive- ly to two powerful discourses delivered by the Pastor, the Rev. J. Gwilym Jones. The subjects chosen by the preabber were very appropriate to the occasion. His text in the morning was" Give us this day our daily bread," on which he based an instructive' — 11 address. His evening theme could not have bein more happily chosen. It was 44 The lessons of the Harvest field." Those cited were au t icipation, perse- verence, and courage. It was a sermon long to be remembered, and we only wish it had been possible for every young man in Penarth to have heard it. It was brim full of encouragement, not to a weak, namby- pamby, sentimental, snivelling religion, but to that muscular and manly Christianity which is, alas, so rare, but, so greatly to be desired in this age. A very enjoyable service was held in the afternoon special for young people, at which, Mr Wyatt addresgp'd? those present. His visit was greatly appreciated. We cannot close this notice without mentioning in terms of warmest praise the musical portions of the services. These were likewise of a special character, and we have seldom, if ever, heard-such excellent singing in this Church. Jackson's -'To Den!n was siinr in the morning, and in the evening, S ainer's beautiful- and ever welcome Harvest Anthem. -1 Ye shall dwell in the land," was rendered. The bass work in this anthem, which is very prominent, ws excelleutiy ren- dered. The tenor, we noticed, was rather weak, but this is doubtless due to the fact that this choir suffers, like most others, from the dearth of those rare, but silvery-voiced gentlemen. the tenors. The Doxology sung after the Benediction proved a fit till cloiie to an interesting and successful day. Profe^eor G. C. Howell, the organist of the Church, presided at the organ at all the services, and trained the choir.
FOOTBALL. ^1 i" (By ONE O? THE CROWD). THE NEATH MATCH The Neath match of Saturday last, has been the main topic of the week in football circles, and so much has been said and written on the subject, that the Neath men must certainly fMl uncomfortable at the notoriety which they have at last attained. All right minded persons lament the abrupt and regretta- ble termination of the match, and the unhappy incidents which followed, and all agree that, if referees meet with the same treatment as the Penarth Secretary met with at the hands af a howling mob, we will soori be unable to get gentlemen to undertake duties of so dangerous a character. The matter has come before the rugby Union by this time, or rather it has been reported to that body, and the Neath officials and crowd will soon find that they cannot do exactly as they please, even with referees whom they almost force to adjudicate. Mr Dewar did not visit Neath with the intention of being referee. Mr Gwynn, the appointed referee, failed to turn up owing to the serious illness of his brother, and it was only to oblige the Neath people that the Penarth Secretary undertook the thankless duties of Judge- The Neath crowd are a warm lot generally, but it seems, on Saturday last, the very fact that the Sec- retary of the team they 'were playing against was refereeing, to have acted as a red rag' to a bull, and before the game was many minutes old, they began to give vent to their displeasuje by frequent hoots and howls. At half time the Neath officials wished to stop the match, but the referee refused on the ground that if he agreed to do so, the crowd would think that he really acknowledged that he had been giving a helping hand to his own team. No amount of bluff and intimidation would move him, and he stood to his guns. Matters got worse as the match went on, and when it wanted about two min- utes to time the Neath crowd again tried by intimi- dation, the Neath official actually walking on the field followed by the crowd, and putting a stop to the play. The other chapters of the history need not be re-written. Suffice it to say that the Neath men will soon have to answer for their unsportmanlike pro- ceedings. Right or wrong, partial or impartial, the' referee was the one responsible man, and the Union will soon show that he should have been protected and supported in carrying out duties which were not of his own seeking. In the interests of the game, the judges to whom Mr Dewar has reported his case; will not fail to stand by him. THE COVENTRY MATCH. Penarth will not take a full team to Coventry- Prole and Jack Alexander, will probably be absent, and these vacancies will be filled by men froUl he. seconds.
The Uandaff Diocesian Associa- tion of Change Ringers. On Thursday October 10th., at St. AuguatioeV Church, a 720 Oxford Treble Bob D Thomas, Con- ductor, 1 W B Biss, 2 J Vinnicombe, H F Bartlfft; 4; T Nor thy, 5; C Smith, 6. And a 720 of Kent Treble Bob. J Vinnicombe. 1; F Bartleet, 2 W I Biss, 3; D Thomas, 4; T Northy, 5; C mitb. Conductor, 6. Rung in honour of the Wedding of Miss Jessie;* Mary Thornley, eldest daughter of Major Thornley J.P-, to Mr Arthur Rees, Solictor, Cardif- 4