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THE « SA LISBURYCLUB, PENARTH. THE Conservatives of South Glamorgan having* scored a victory at the last General Election, are determined Dot to loose their hold of the seat, and in every part of the'eonstituting they are working and organising, so as to strengthen their position, and be even the more ready to defend their citadel when the next onslaught shall be made. Under new management, the Con- C, servative Club has been re-opened, and it is confidently anticipated that there will be no lack of support from the leaders of the party. In fact, it is stated that this hss already been assured. A company has been formed, and in a short time a meeting will Le conveaed for the election of directors. The capital of the Company is to be £500, in 2,000 shares of 5/- each. Two shillings per share is payable on application, and the Directors will have power to call np the balance as may be required after three months from the first payment. This Club is to be solely for Conservatives, and every member is, according to Rules, to be called upon to sign a declaration that he is a Conservative and that he will support Conservative principle. Applicants for shares in the Comyany must be over 21 yeara of age, and should any member see the error of his ways, and become a reformed character, that is cease to be a Conservative in politics, he is to be expelled. For the infringement of any of the rules, the Directors have power to fine, suspend, or expel any shareholder, all fines to be placed iu the Infirmary Box. The Club is to be opened at 10 a.m.. on Sundays, and close at 10. 30 p.m.; but on week- days it will be opened at 10 a, m. and close at 12 p,m. hate hours will not be sanctioned under any circumstances. No gambling, letting"or improper language will be allowed. Persons residing within a three miles radius cannot be introduced as visitors on Sunday, and the Secretary or other officer will have power at any time to refuse to admit a visitor. No shareholder will be able to introduce more than three visitors in any one day. These are the principal rules, and we are glad to find that it is intended to keep it a little more respectable than was the former club, for in the days, or rather nights, which are past, it was no unusual thing to see young gentlemen rolling-through Windsor Road during the early hours of the morning, whilst the lauguage used was, well. anything but gentlemanly. Whilst we think each political party should have a central place in which to meet, yet from the Rules of the Salisbury" Conservative Club, we fear it will "be very little better than a boozing bouse. The only hint in the Rules that the premises will be used for any other than for drinking purposes, is The direc. tors shall have power to close any of the rpoms of the Company fOL tipecial purposes, upon three days,' j aoiice thereof being posted in the principal rooms." We hope we shall be mistaken, for the temptations to drinking are already too numerous. What is meant by the statement that late houra will not be sanc- tioned under any circumstances, we are at a loss to Understand, in face of the rule to close the premises at 12 p m. Surely midnight cannot be culled an I -1 ———Eg——B— arly hour! and every man, unless prevented by urgent business, should be in his home before that time. But then, even as some prefer the darkness to the light, because their deeds are evil, even so some may prefer the silent hours of the night, when few are abroad, in which to Reek their dwellings, because they will not be accused of having been in the sunshine. We oannot understand why it is that men holding high positions in Christian Churches can lend their countenance to that which they know has a demoralising tendency. We said before each political party should have its central place of meeting, but when drink is the chief attraction and the principal object, then its value as an institution for business and educational purposes cease. We would rather prefer being always on the side of the minority, than be included in a majority, bought by shame and wrong doing.
WHERE IS THE LIBERAL ASSOCIATION 1 AFTER the last Parliamentary Election the Liberals of Penarth met in their committee room, the Jubilee Hall, and listened to some excellent practical speeches. As a result other meetings were convened. There, was a great flourish of trumpets, and things looked almost as though the Tories elf Penarth, if not of South Glamorgan, were about to be swept out of existence. Even the President was authorised to consult with leaders of the party in other parts of the division respecting the re-organising of the South Glamorgan Liberal Association; a Liberal Two- Hundred was elected for Penarth and district; Ward meetings were held; an executive committee was appointed, with a long string of V.P.'s and officials; but, where has it all gone ? A little bit of the dog in the manger style of business on the part of some of the officials of the old Association a timidity and indifference on the part of -soiue of the officials of the new organisation, and as you were is our position to-day. Once a year we hear the cry, Register Register! Register and after a defeat comes the cry" Organise Organise Organise! These are important. We do need to organise; we do want to look after the register, and our young men, yea, and many of those who are more advanced in life, want to be taught the value of a vote. which all who possess should, hold as a treasure, a sacred trust; but what we want above everything is the determination to rise above self, banish selfish desires, and unite. Unity" must be our watch, word. Unity is strength but a house divided against itself cannot stand," for only a slight puff of wind will topple over the whole fabric. Then there must be interest manifested, not only in Imperial politics, but in local politics, for the latter are only the horses to draw the greater political van. It is all very well to say that politics should not enter into this and that election, but in a huge machine, it is oftentimes the little wheels which play the most important part in setting and keeping that machine in motion. Our political parties, to be strong, must be active. Will the Liberals of Penarth ever recog- nise this fact? The Tories have realised it long ago, and whilst the Liberals have been fondly dream- ing of the Local Veto Bill, the Disestablishment and Disendowment Bill, and other great measures being passed, and the country living in the bright sunshine of peace and contentment, the Tories have been actively engaged misleading our young men, and in- dulging in every artifice to shatter our hopes and scatter our anticipations to the four winds of heaven. The last election was a lesson which we ought never to forget. Nonconformist Wales, always foremost in great and good work-its men noted for their noble deeds-yielded several of its constituencies tJ: the foe, when they were just on the eve of reaping a r:oh harvest of blessings, and yet, Penarth Liberal, at least, are apparently inactive. If our older and more experience leaders do not come forth ana tttLe a bold btand to redeem the credit of the town and the Division, our young men must arise and take the whip and the reins in hand. Many month's ago Mr., W. B. Gibbs made a grand offer to the Liberal party, but they only thanked him, and then coolly allowed his kindness to go unaccepted and consequently un- OMMUNWANOOkUnaMMORMUNONWO appreciated. The Tories have left no stone unturned. Thrice they suffered defeat, but they returned again and again to the attack. At last they conquered and their victory was a victory indeed. And stilf they are working. Their motto was" Nil despemn- dum," but now it has been changed, and to-day they hold aloft their banner, on which is inscribed the one word, Excelsior We gladly, proudly acknowledge the work done prior to and at the recent Revision Court, but who were the men who did that work ? Had it not been for the energy displayed by some of our young men, and the Association secretaries especially, scarcely a new vote would have been registered, and undoubtedly the Tory string would have been lengthened. We do not wish to hold up the Liberal party to reproach, but we are anxious to see them more energetic, and more determined to put the enemy to flight at the very earliest opportunity! Let us sharpen our swords, get our guns and ammu- nition ready, and let the minor contests in this division be but as skirmishes before the great battle.
Cogan Military Baud. I A GRAND AND SUCCESSFUL CONCERT. In aid of the funds of this well-known band, the first of a second series of concerts was given in Andrews Large Hall, on Wednesday night. The hall was crowded, and a first class programme was gone through. Mr A. Ernest Jones presided at the pianoforte. The band initiated the proceedings by a selection of "Gems from Cambria," the rendering being very creditable. Miss S. M. Lewis, (Gold Medallist, R.A.M..) then sang with taste, Sullivan's "Deaf Heart, which was followed by a clarionet solo, the executant being Mr W. A J. Kelly. The next item was a song by Mr G. P. Williams, (the famous Rhondda bass, and winner of several National Eistedd* fod prizes.) This artiste imported great pathos and bathos into Chesham's "Soldier Jim," and his effort wae greeted with well merited applause. Succeeding this was a cornet solo, Sullivan's 11 Sailor's Grave," by Mr W. Screen. One of the pieces de resistence of the evening was, without doubt, "Cwynfan Prydain," sung- by Miss Devonald. This magnificent contralto of U C.W. fame held her hearers spell-bound by her well timbred and cultured voice. The next instrao mental interspersion wns a mandoline solo by Mr E. T. Bevan, who displayed considerable taste in his almost faultless execution. A pleasing departure was now heralded by Mr Tom Stephens' Glee Party, the old, though never stale, quartette selected being Pinsuiti's "Good night, beloved." This seronata was really capitally rendered, and provoked loud plaudits, The death of Nelson," was splendidly interpreted by Mr C. Banwell. Adams' rousing song, "Good Company, was the next performance, and it goes without saying that Mr J. Thomas, the brilliant tenor* who has earned renown, as well as prizes at home and abroad, did it thorough justice. and withal, brought down the house." The conclusion of the first portion of the programme was synchronal with the execution of a fantasia. Rose d'amour," by the Cogan Band. After the interval the same artistes further delighted the appreciated house. The ether performers were Mr W. Brown, and Mr L. Snell. The former gave a cornet solo, and the latter a euphonium. Both were 3acred pieces, and the respective instruments, in such skilled hands, were admirably adapted to bring out the spirit of He wipes the tear from every eye," and c, Nazareth." The thanks of the public are due to the band and their al 1 -3 leader, Mr John Bryant, for having pro- vided them with such a rich treat. The funds of the band were doubtless handsomely augmented by this entertainment, and a similar one is promised for next Boxing night, which, if Wednes- day's concert be any criterion, will be an unqualified success.
A HOUSEHOLD BOON. The question of the safety of Paraffin Lamps is one of universal interest, affecting rich and poor alike* Far too frequently we read of lamp explosions, and many times the necessity of legislation m the matter hat been urged, But if what is claimed for the Kiesotf Safety Lamp (one of which we have received for notiCO) be true, these explosions will soon be a thing of the past. And considering that one of the largest insur* Mice Companies ii .s taken the risk of issuing att i fsuraiice policy ag insv fin* with every I mp sold, at least nutst believe in the claims of the in ventoh m iuilHi iu r The simpi-- i m-njr.-i >«rt» alwav? the and the iamp unuor notice is simplicity itself, The reiervoir being made of metal, it is unbreakable in tfc# o dinary :^nse of the word The patent consists offc tbe maliein ti;(-, of the letter S, th/ough wbict j t. ,3 cottou or wick phases, and should the lamp be ttpSst o. dropped, one half of S-like tube fills .villi aif and prevent* the uii from escaping, Jhii Ifttttp1 should prove a blessing to the million.