«. — -'W Weekly Notes by Quirquepip. The Editor does not holti himself responsible for any opinions expressed in these Notes. It is a source of gratification to know that the Public Bath's receipts for the past year are indicative cf a hope that if they continue pro rata the near future will see the abolition of the white elephant incubus. At the Baths Committee Meeting last Mon- day, presided over by Mr R. Bevan, the Surveyor reported that the receipts up to October 19, were X247 8s 9d, being an increment of f94 3s 8d over the corresponding period of last year. He further reported that the takings of the month ending the 19th inst, were X12 18s 6d. This hopeful outlook is doubtless due to the Councils politic concessions to the Penarth A. S. Club, and to the efficient manage- ment of the manageress of the Baths, Mrs Ccry, and her family- -8- The chaitmm of the Baths committee, with a keen eye to the ratepayers interest, was overheard last Monday to informally contend that the Baths could I this winter be utilised as a dancing saloon- Councillor Guy controverted this, and suggested vice the forma- ¡ tion of a gymnasium. Upon an appeal to the clerk it was found that its use under the Act could be diverted to only a gymnasium. I am pleased to note this question is not likely to remain in abeyance, and that there wiU be a practical outcome of these, sug- gestions which were advocated in these columns in the first instance. -0- This is too good to be lost. Time Last Saturday night. Scene Blake Benjamin's. Enter an indis- creet bibber-the antipodes of Oowper's illustration of the cup that cheers but not inebriates-who hiccoughed that it would not be misplaced charity to help a pore blind mai-i. Why, you are not blind," j says his interlocutor. "No, but my pore old father is," replied the old sinner. o- Penarth's peranially thirsty souls have formed another club whither they can resort ad lib. Phoenix- like, the Salisbury Conservative Club has risen from the ashes of the Clive Conservative Club, Windsor Road. Has the project lor building an entirely new n y club next to the Di-trier Council's Office been aban- doned ? We shall see what we shall see. I -0- Throughout this year's phenomenally fine weather the blot pictorially on Penarth's 'scutcheon has been the Churchyard. God's acre" ^Longfellow said he liked that ancient Saxon phrase,) has peculiar attrac- tions, not only to residents, but visitor?—perchance- because our sorrow for the dead is the only grief from which we refuse to be divorced—and for this reason, combined also with its elevated position- the parish graveyard is a. favourite rendezvous. Its unkempt wilderness state has been most strongly animadverted upon, and in fact is a down-right parish scandal. I -0- Mr Solomon Andrews, our enterprising townsman, has now purchased not only Dr Moynan's late residence but also that of Dr Nell's, and the house adjoining. Shops will be erected on these sites. The venture looks lucractive- -0- A coincidence is that of our eight medicoes, all, save one live in one road- Councillor W-L- Morris, J.P., was recently paid an unwitting compliment at the police court. The age of a certain pup beiug disputed, Mr Morris con- ferred with his colleague, Mr L. Wood, who informed the person summoned for keeping this dog without a license, that he might bring the animal before the Bench for the latter to decide the question of puppy- dom or dogdom. The owner departed 'gleefully, and indulged in keep-awaydom. Next week, however, when Mr Morris was absent, be turned up. c- A crowd of unusual dimensions bad assembled in i Glebe Street last Sunday night, soon after ChapeH J" time. Just as one expected to hear a "Concord of Sweet sounds," blaring forth from the Salvation Army Band, Mr Blake Benjamin came along and the crowd filed into his shop. The great Unpaid at the local Police Court, are oft laggards in dispensing justice and injustice- On Wednesday last, 11 o'clock arrived before even one or a quorum could be pressed into the service. Finally at 12,15, after scouring the district and wiring to Cardiff, Mr Howell put in an appearance and all the cases had to be either adjourned or remanded- -0- The Cogan allotees are in a quandary. They have spurned the Councils' offer, sought the good offices of the County Council, and finally got nothing. illo,al Ingratitude brings its own reward, -0- A well known local knight of the chip whispered to me last week. I- What price the Union men working on the Plassey Street Tabernacle under a Price ?" (D.G.)
Smoking Conceit. THE WORKMEN ARE WORTHY OF THEIR I HIRE, AND THE EMPLOYER RECEIVES A PRESENTATION. On Friday evening, October 18th, the first of a series of smoking- concerts was held in the joiners' shop, Station Road, of the firm of Mr J. S. Shepton, Builder, who kindly consented to fill the chair for the evening. In his opening remarks, he expressed his satisfaction of cnce more being able to meet his employees at a convivial gathering, and that his t suggestion at their last meeting, was taken up with such spirit by them. Hejsuggested that they form a committee) and arrange to bold meetings of the sort oftener, and he undertook to provide the entertainmet for the next, if the men would furnish the talent for the succeeding ono, and so on alternately. The musical part of the programme was then proceeded with, when, after a few songs, and a reading by M: Snowden, the most interesting event of the evening took place, namely, the presentation of an enlarged platinotype photogiaph, handsomely framed, of the members of the firm, bearing the following inscrip- tion :—" Presented to J. S. Shepton, Esq., by his workmen, as a mark of respect, and in remembrance of their outing on the 13th July, 1895. Mr S. H. Snowden, who made the presentation on behalf of the men, said that it was with great pleasure he asked Mr Shepioil's acceptance of the photograph as a small token of the esteem he was held in by his workmen, and hoped he would be spared to preside over their meetings and annual outing-Brfor a number of years to come. Mr Shepton thanked Mr Snowden and his employees most heartily for the unexpected present they had given him that nigh". He little thought, he said, when he was asked to preside, that such an agreeable surprise was in store for him, and it was with feeling's of the deepest pleasure he accepted it from them. He should prize it as one of his ;great3st treasures. Songs were afterwards contributed by the following —Mr Shepton, Messrs T. Ball, W. Ford, W. Baker, (Cardiff,) K Lowe, (Cardiff), T. Perry, T. Yarnton, jun.. 1. Smeardon, E. Evans, C. Dan do, D. Thomas, and J. Good. Mr J. Williams presided at the piano. A vote of thanks to the pianists, Messrs Alf. Gilbert. J. Williams, and J. Thomas, for so kindly giving their services, pro- posed by D. Thomas, seconded by Mr Shepton, was carried unanimously. A word of praise is due to the Committee, Messrs Hallet, senior, J. Good, T. Perry, W. Ford and D. Thomas, for the excellent manner in which the concert was carried out. Also to Messrs J Sm th and T Yarnton, Junior, for the able manner in which they presided over the refreshment department. A vote of thanks to the Chairman for presiding and granting the use of the workshop, brought a most enjoyable evening to a close. j
Missions to Seamen. HARVEST THANKSGIVING SERVICES. The customary Harvest Service took place at St. John the Evangelist's Church) (Missions to Seamen's Church), near the Lock Gates. Penarth Dock, on the iStfc, inst., when the Rev n. C. Morton, B.A., preached an appropriate and excellent sermon. The service was continued on the following Sunday, and the total offertories were forwarded to the Society's headquarters as a donation towards the erection of a Memorial Sailor's Church, at Poplar, London, in memory of the late R. S. Boyer, M.A. The numerous offerings of fruit, vegetables, bread, etc., were deliv- ered to the lonely dwellers on the Breaksea Lightship on Monday last.
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Penarth Brat Club. Ambition has recently stirred a number of the sailing members of the Penaj th Boat Club and as their request, a meeting of the Club was convened OIl Monday evening, for the purpose of considering certain proposed alterations in the rules. The nrin- cipal alteration, and one necssitaiing several minor changes, was that the club should abandon its old name of the Penarth Boat Club and take the more imposing one of the Penarth Yacht Club-" At the request of some 13 members a meeting Wél3 convened for Monday evening by the secretary (Mr Frances y I E Hughes), and it was then decided (under the chairmanship of Mr H Y Adye) to so alter the title of the club. A sub-committee was appointed to make the changes in the club rules necessitated by this neir name.
Total Abstinence Federation, The weekly meeting of the Penarth. Cogan and I Llandough Total Abstinence Federation was held in I the Presbyterian Schoolroom on Wediie-oii;;<y evening, I when, in spite of several other attractions, there was I a capital attendance. I The chair was taken by Mr T. Loveridge. I The speakers were Mr F. Ilayter, (Penarth,) and I Mr John Ings, (known as the Billy Bray of Cardiff,) I 10 both of whom delivered very telling addr; sses. I During the evening the Blue Ribbon Choir ren- I dered several pieces. Miss Cosslett very effectively I rendered the solo, Only to know," and Miss Ethel I Williams gave a capital recitation. I At the cloze of the public meeting a meeting of I members was held. At this meeting- Mr Robert I Hancock was elected treasurer, and Mr Haytor vice- I president, and Messrs Prosser, Pike, Chapman -and I Nance on the General Committee. I ,.The meeting nevt Wednesday will be held in the I Windsor Road Congregational Schoolroom, the I speakers being the Rev R. Harding and Mr Pike. I The question of the erection of a Teir.onrance Hail I was briefly discussed, a-nd eventually a resolution was I adopted asking the Committee of the Federation to H select a sight and prepare a scheme for the carrying I out of the proposal. H
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