rOc British Women's Temperance Association 0 KH'; £ JV:; > PRESENTATION TO THE PRESIDENT. f THE BRITISH WQMEN'S "WHITE RiBBON 'D.A. yo" Seldom has the Jubilee Hall preeted a brighter appearance than on Wednesday last, when the mem- bers of the Penarth Branch of the B.W.T.A. met for their usual monthly meeting; about sixty members ..assembled in the Hall, which was very tastefully decorated with choice plants (kindly lent by Mr. Jones), flowers, arid evergreens, festooned with white ribbon, the badge of the Society. After the general routine of business, Mrs* T. Powel read a paper, subject: "The New Womnn," which proved to be of such excellency and high literary merit, that it would be well to scatter it far And wide among the vax'ious branches of this influ- ential AssociatiQn. This meebing having being closed, an excellent tea • was partaken of, served by some of the members whose courtesy and kindness formed a pleasing con- trast to the chilly atmostphere of the November evening. After tea, Mrs. PoWel presided over a short meeting which followed, and in a few suitable remarks paid a very high tribute to their indefatigable president, Miss Tregel!ev ?Jl- Mrs. Pike next addressed a few words, saying, there were many days "people liked to commemorate; there were birthdays, red letter days, and one mem- ber had said wedding days, and from that night, she thought there ought to be inserted on the B.WT.A. Calendar, A White Ribbon Day." she also said. among other thingt, that1 British women knew no defeat, for the Lord of hosts was with them; and the God of Jacob was their refuge," and while it was too true that the signal of distress floated from every street and town in o'ur country, it w:as also perfectly true that thousands: of. women day by day knelt at the feet of Christ, fox naeekness and strength for service, and remembered, the mothers, wives, sisters, and children, the victims of the drink curse. They say for the sake of these, "I sanstify myself," and they go forward. Mrs. Sims was next called upon, and now the real object of the meeting wa? ma.de known. She said; my dear Miss Tregelles, our beloved President, to me 'has been deputed by the members of the B. W.T.A. .a most pleasing privilege, although I know I am unworthy of the honour, it is to ask your acceptance -of this time piece (which by two of the ladies was -now placed upon the table) from the members as a amall token of their love and esteem towards you I am sure I voice the feelings of the whole of the members when I say we do really love our President. I beg permission to read the inscription For God and is, e n c -home and every land., B.W.T.A., A token of loving esteem from the Members to their President, Miss' "tregelles. Penarth, November 27th, 1895." May God's blessing be with our President now and for v .er, the hymn "Blest be the tie that binds," was suug, and Miss Tregelles briefly, but very feelingly thanked the members for their kindness. After a short, bright address by Mrs Dunn, the .meeting was brought to a close by the sing'ng of 5" Crod be with you till we meet again," and the happy gathering separated to remember with joy for years yet to come, an event which conferred so much pleasure on all present. The t" me, piece is of black marble and of chaste and beautiful design. During the evening a congratulatory telegram was c Z5 received from Mrs. J. M. Saunders, to Miss Tryelles, and a letter of regret at being unable to be present at the meeting, thro ugh another pressing engagement,was received from Airs. T. Morel, who also expressed her great appreciation of Miss Trgelles, and hoped she • would long continue to occupy her present position President of the Association, ——r——' j. l.
The Windsor Dock. AN OLD IDEA REVIVED. THE ALLEGED DISPUTE AS TO OWNERSHIP .The proposal to construct a dock on Penarth Flat is, of course, by no means new; bni it is not gener- ally known that the original agreement for lea.M; between the late Baroness Windsor (who died in 1869, and whom Lord Windsor succeeded as grand- j son, heir. and next in succession) and the old Penarth Harbour Co., more than 30 years ago, contained this same foreshore, and land, tlie- intention at that time :biQg to construct a dock there- This inteutioii, however, was abandoned. It has been alleged that there is a dispute between, ,the jBute,and Lord Windsor, as to the ownership est" ^the. Penarth Flajs-y -excellent authority i'i jr -stating tbat .thi^pmni has never- be$p" raided' before. The ipiepjK>jr.§ ^a^p^rehiased-v.^ry i.a^uy years ago by the ancient house of Windsor from the J Crown, and the ownership has never previously been questioned, even in the least-informed quarter.
Penarth District Council. J 'I f PUBLIC HEALTH COMMITTEE; '-i.t" v At the meeting U', M9Ild.y evening, there were- present Messrs W. L. Morris, Ti. L- Purneli, J. Y. Strawson, D. Morgan, R- Guy,vR. Bevan, J. Patey, J. W. Morris (el E. I- Evans (surveyor) and T. -'Mea zey (clerk). In the absence of Mr H. Snell, through illness, Mr M'rhs was votedtQ};u; ch!lÜ" The minutes of previous meeting having been read, Dr Nell presented his report for the month of October. This showed that there bad been, during that period, 35 births, 11 males and 24 females, giving a rate of 31'1 per 1,000 of the population. Within the same period the deaths numbered 21, equal to a rate of 18 6 per LOOO. Of these one was under 12 months old, four between 1 and 5, five between 5:and 25, three between 25 and 60, and eight 60 and upwards. Eighteen had taken place in Penarth. and thuee in .Cogan, Llandoujrh being free. Under the Infectious Diseases Notification Act; four certificates had been received-one Membraneous croup, one Scarlet fever, one Typhoid fever, and one erysipalas. The case of scarlet fever was at St, Augustine's Place, and that of Typhoid fever at 57, Ludlow Street. The houses had been carefully examined, but there vas nothing there which could lead to such cases. There was no prevalent diseases, although one or two cases of scarlet fever had since been reported. In that months nine samples of milk had been sent to the analyst, but all had been retnrhad as being of good quality. C, Mr Morgan You did not expect anything else. Dr Nell: I should Dot like .to pin my faith to any of them. No intimation was made to the milk ven- dors that samples were'going to be taken for aiialysid, so that the result is satisfactory. Mr Morgan Were these any complaints about the quality of the milk., .If not, I think it is useless expense. Di Nell There were no complaints, if therehadl been the venders would have been on their guard.
PUBLIC WUKKS COMMITTEE. The same gentlemen were present at his meeting. The minutes were read and confirmed. The Clerk reported that he had had some corres- pondence .with Messrs: Allen & Co., respecting the contract for" the urinal.; lie had sent the contract to them to be signed, but, they did not seem inclined to sign it. They said they had carried out large contract s for Cofporationa and other bodies without aijuing such a contract* and in their opinion the terms of the tender was sufficient. According to the Public Health Act, when a contract was for over £50 they were bound to V>ve it igned. It was resplved that the Clerk write rthem again, and if they still refused, to re-advertise. With reference to the case of Samuel Matthews, who was reported at the last meeting to be suffering from the effects of sewer gas, Dr Mell had examined him as directed by the Council, and upon his report Matthews bad received his wages. The Surveyor reported that Cwrt-y-vil Road would probably be completed within the next three weeks.' L'tters were read from Mr T. R. Thompson respecting the very bad state of Sully Road, and suggesting that Clea Hill stoae should be used for repairing- It stated that nothing had been done the roadd for a very long time. The monthly report of the Contractor was put in as were also the reports of the Road Foreman and Works Inspector, stating the road to be in veiy fair condii m. The Clerk said they could not do anything in the matter of the stone used until the present contract had run out. Mr Meazey reported having recently been on the road and he considered it to be in very fair condition. Application having been mute to fix anbther telephone pole, on Archer Bridge, the Surveyor reported that there wsre aheady several unsightly j poles there, and the special committee, ppointed with respect to the fixing of ventilating shafts in the town, had suggested OUij. for, near this place, complaints having been made with respect to the, bad sniells arising here, aud they, suggested the getting of the three different parties who used the poke. already fixed* to arrange for tl.e uf-e, of t'i-- ventilatin,g shaft, which would carryall that was required,land do away with the present nns'ightly poles. If was s -gg^sted by.Mr Ii. Eev n thai tIe quegtion be deferred, but the Surveyor stated that the Ci n'ractor was wailing.to proceed with 50 miles of wires for coast purposes and the saying of life at sea, and should it 1-e I y would be reported to the GoVerumeut that the "Courrcil wes blocking the wo: k. .Mr Morris .thought the, question-of,- expense shpu-td be considered and auggesied ,t|iat a j) >ie, should, be fixed wtere required for the present, nnd when the shafts were decided-upon'for the various" parts of the town that the different telephone companies be then- ak :to use the shaf^and do away-: with .the pules;. To fix.a single shait would.be incregge4f.^xpen.a.i^);a M? Pu'fnei/ did hot thinlc't'ho extra cost would" oe 1, and 'eaid -lie- '■pole -fcreift > placed where it was needed. ■_>>:u>-j. Mr Bevan proposed that tha question stand over for the present. This was seconded, and carried. A letter was lead from Mr Franklin, Clerk to the Glamorgan County Council, respecting the purchasing of the Toll gate on the Penavth ,Road, and asking if Penarth wonid be prepared, to ttike over and Main- tain the road leading from the top of Cogan Hill to the Merry Harrier, and also tha two side roads branching off from tha main road to Llandough, the one by the coal yard, leading up to the Chuich, and also the, at -preqe ,pr*to road by theWaterworks, It was generally •tionghij th the Council should take these roads as it •arould be. a matter of great conve- nience to the residents of Llandough and there was little doubt but what the County Council would con- tribute towarda themyri.road as they do at present towards Windsor Road to Cogan. It was resolved that the Clerk see Mr Franklin and ascertain if there would be other responsibility, resting upon the Board, and if not to a to the proposal. Mr Strawson wished vto know how many of the houses in Stan well Road, between Dr Bird's and the further house had been connected with the main drain in front, and -was informed that only two was thus connected. He" then asked if there were any cess- pools at the back of the houses, but it was reported with one exceptioa, that of Mr. Johnson's, all had been filled up, and in this case, the matter had become solid and Mr Jonason was only waiting for the frosty weather to have it emptied and filled up. It was not in any way connected with any drain, and no matter was now running into it. A letter was read from4 several' residents in the lower part of Plymouth Road, asking that the Privata Improvements be carried out there. It was stated that the. road was about to be extended, and Mr 1tl"1Jl was wishful that it should be all let in one contract in the Spring. The Surveyor said they would not get tenders for the carrying out of the work in wilier only iat an increased price. Plans for the- addition of a billiard room, to the residence of Mr Gibbs, Marine Parade, were passed, as were also those for a bakehouse, stable and smithy for Mr. Handcock.and two villas in Stan well Road, tor Messrs Figeotf --& Ford. It was reported that a new scavenging cait was required. Mr Morgan The last catt was made in Penarth, and that is the worst we have no\v. It was resolyed to ask the local Wheelwrights to ter^defor a new one, and that not more than three montage allowed to make it.
v <> v. iileged Eraud by an Auctioneer- 'IHE DEFENDANT BEFORE THE CARDIFF MAGISTRATES. On Tuesday last at the Cardiff Second Police Court —before the ex-Mayor (Alderman P. W. Carey) and Mr John Jenkins—Frank Halford (33), described by the police as an auctioneer carryingn on business at 19, Duke-si e.et, Cardiff, and residing at Penarth,-was changed on a warrant for that he on the J.6th Sep- tember of this year, at the borough of Cardiff) did unlawfully, by means of false pretences, obtain from J'ohn La. Grange the sum of £ 15 with intent to defraud Prisoner was arrested yestsrday evening by Detective Inspector Scott, who has had the case in hand for some time. Mr George David (instructed by the Public Prosecutor) wai for the prosecution, whilst Mr Lewis Morgan, appeared on. behalf of the prisoner. Onthe case being called Mr David said, he proposed to give some evidence and then ask for a remand. Inspector Scott was called, and proved arresting piisoner on a warrant at 19. Duke-street, Cardiff, the pt,-evious jNlagistrates' Clerk You apply for a remand you are not ready ?—Mr David: No, we are not ready. Mr Lewis Morgan- said he made application for bail. It was very important to prisoner that he should be released because there was a great amount of documentary evidence to be gone through in order to prepare his defence. He could tell the Bench that prisoner knew so far back as last Thursday that those proceedings were being taken against him, and he made no attempt to get away. He was there pre-" pared to court the fullest inquiry, and he was only anxious to bring everything he possibly could before the Court;—-Mr DaVid said he- opposed most streiiu- .ously the .application for bail. There was one charge .ously the .application for bail. There was one charge p I before the Bench, bnj th$office with which prisoner was "charged was one, so he was instructed, which he had been terryitig on for sbma considerable time/ahd the matter was,oxie.which the Public Prosecutor had taken up*. lie knevv. it would tend to defeat the ends of justice if the prisoner were allowed out on bail. Qe could not put it stronger than that, but he did oppose mc^t.stremiouslf the application for bait: Al- though he, was-described as an auctioneer and valuer, lie had not a shred in fgci" everything waa covered by a bill of sale -1 Mr Iforg-,iii -,Mj'friend should not say that; he has no evidence. Mr Davidkne^w it.. .• Mr Morgah': Well, I know it is not so, Mr David asked -Syv a week's remand, as witnesses would i.ave to be brought from many, parts:.of the county Mr Morgan are preparecl. tp Kgive 2;eaganable bail- '"A'rdei'nfi^xT^r^'y -:aid, the circumstances taking into consideration Mr David, the Beuch had decided that they could not grtTlt bail, and they remanded prisoner until Mouday, December 2nd.