BARRY RAILWAY BILL IN PARLIAMENT. Mil A. J. WILLIAMS' MOTION FOR ITS RE-COMMITMENT. THE MOTION RULED OUT OF ORDER. THE HON. GENTLEMAN SATISFIED WITH AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT. -BOARD OF TRADE WILL EXERCISE MORAL SUASION. In reference to the Barry Railway Bill, Mr Arthur J. Williams (G., South Glamorgan) had given notice in the House of Commons of the following motion, which he brought forward on Friday evening last, viz.:—That the Barry Railway Bill (Lords) be re-committed to the former com- mittee, and that the committee have leave to sit and proceed forthwith that it be an instruction to the committee to hear the case of the Glamor- gan County Council, petitioners against the Bill, ,-and that the committee have power to insert a clause providing that the railways of the company shall be adapted and opened for the conveyance of passenger traffic within such reasonable period as the committee shall think fit. Mr Williams said he was glad to find it would not be necessary for him to detain the House for more than a few moments with reference to the motion of which he had given notice. He had had the great advantage of being able to obtain the Speaker's view in the first instance as to whether the motion was in order. He understood that the Speaker was disposed to agree with the view expressed by Lord Balfour of Burleigh, the chairman of the com- mittee of the House of Lords, before whom a similar Bill had been this Session, that the powers which he ventured to ask the House to instruct the committee to obtain were not in order. The Local Government Act of 1888 imposed the duty upon county councils of each county to watch and safeguard the public interests with reference to Bills applied for by railways. The County Council of Glamorgan had acted up to their duty where railway companies had sought to obtain special "Dowers for the malting of railways. The matter Si question was the provision of proper passenger accommodation. It might be said, why had they not gone to the Railway Commissioners for an order that passengers should have proper accom- modation ? „ Mr Powell Williams rose to a point of order. What was the question before the house I The Speaker It is this. The hon. and learned gentleman has appealed to me, and I have been obliged to tell him that under the peculiar circum- stances of the case he cannot move the instruc- tion, and the hon. and learned gentleman is now proposing to withdraw it. But, inasmuch as there is some large question of policy involved he is appealing to the Board of Trade with regard to the general system of the railway which is now concerned. It is not in order to make a condition precedent before a par- ticular line, a mineral line, as in this case sanc- tioned by this House, that over the other railways of the system of the company passenger accomo- dation shall be granted for passenger traffic. It will be contrary to the practice of this House to impose as a condition of the granting of a particu- lar line a condition applying to the whole system, which should be more the subject of general ^Mr^owell Williams I understand the hon.and learned member is not in a position to proceed with his motion. .3 The speaker That is so. and that is the under- standing on which the hon. and learned gentle- man's is now addressing the House. Mr A. Williams said that there was some mis- apprehension with reference to the Bill before the Souse of Commons Committee. It was a Bill for a small extension of the mam line of the the Barry Railway. In 1884, the Barry Railway Company obtained an Act of Parliament, authonsmg^the construction of a large dock, and a pa goods railway from the dock to a. coal about 12 miles distant. From 1H84 onward, the company had carried on this main line. From the coalfields they had carried large quantities of coal and earned large dividends, but they had not carried any passengers. Now they came to Parlia- ment and asked for a small extension of their mam line, upon which they avowedly take carry passengers as well an minerals.^ The morgan County Council came to Parliament and said Before you give this special power to the Barry Company we think they should give some undertaking. We represent the public interest in this request-that they will begin within a reason- able time to afford a passenger accommodation on this main line"; for that was the question. There seemed to be some question as to how far it Was in the competence of the committee—he did not for one moment dispute the correctness of the ruling of the chairman of the committee-to deal with the matter. At the same time it was one of grave importance to Glamorganshire that these passenger lines, avowedly lines obtained under powers and undertakings that they would open passenger traffic. They were not giving pas- senger traffic, and the county council could not get an order from the Railway Commissioners. The advantage to the county council would be so great that he did hope, and his constituents were anxious that the line should be made, and would do nothing to throw out the Bill, that he might urge ugon the Board of Trade and the railway company that they would give some honourable pledge that, as soon as possible, they would give them this accommodation they asked for. With reference to the larger question, he did hope that the Board of Trade would bear in mind the public interest involved, and would assist the local authorities throughout the kingdom in insist- ing that the obligations of the railway companies should be observed. (Hear, hear.) The Speaker said there was no question before the House. The hon. and learned gentleman not moving his restriction, the hon. gentleman had said enough to inform the Board of Trade of the nature of the policy involved, and the discussion could not be pursued. Mr Bryce asked if it would be in order for him to make any observations in reply to what the hon. gentleman had said. The Speaker said he should not have permitted the hon. gentleman to go so far as he did unless he had thought his observations had the sanction of the Board of Trade. The right hon gentleman might offer a few remarks to a contrary effect. Mr Bryce said his observations would be in the nature of a response to the appeal which the hon. gentleman had made to the Board of Trade. He was very glad that under the rules this question could not be brought on because it would have been his duty, whatever he might have felt with regard to the merits of the case, to remind the House of the danger there was in interfering with the rules of procedure by which committees are governed, except in cases in which questions were raised that could not be properly raised before the committee, or where a large public policy was involved. (Hear, hear.) With regard to the appeal which his hon. friend had made to him, he would say just this. He believed that the part of Glamorgan to which he referred did considerably suffer from the want of passenger traffic on this line. The attention of the Board of Trade had been called to the matter, and he could assure him that, recognising the need that existed for passenger traffic along the line, they would consider it their duty to take every proper means for pressing the railway company to open the line for passenger traffic.—What the Glamorgan County Council had requested was that they should obtain, whether with or without Parlia- mentary powers, connection with the Taff Vale System and the necessary station accommodation on the line. He hoped that would be a sufficient answer to his hon. friend. (Hear, hear.) Sir Theodore Fry, the chairman of the com- mittee who considered the Bill, desired to make ,a personal explanation with reference to what the hon. and learned gentleman and said to the decision of the committee. The committee never had the slightest difficulty whatever in coming to a decision on the points involved in the Bill. The same decision had been given by the Board of Trade, the Railway Commissioners, by a committee of the House of Lords, and a part from what he might do personally, he would repeat that never for one moment had the committee any difficulty in the matter.
PENARTH LOCAL BOARD. The members of the Penarth Local Board met on Monday evening last at Penarth, when there attended Mr T. Bevan (chairman), Councillor W. B. Shepherd, Messrs D. Morgan, H. Snell, R. Bevan, G. Pile, W. L. Morris, J. Y. Strawson, and E. B. Riley, with Mr J. W. Morris (clerk), E. I. Evans (surveyor), and J. Llewellyn (collector). PENARTH TOLL GATE. Mr R. Bevan remarked the Board should not allow the Penarth Toll Gate question to fall to the ground now it had been taken up so readily by the different public bodies.—Mr Pile thought much praise was due to the newspapers in the district for the favourable attitude taken up by them in the matter.-Councillor Shepherd suggested that a small committee of the Board be appointed to further discuss the question.—Mr R. Bevan said a committee consisting of the whole of the Board could be formed.-The discussion then dropped, it being understood a committee would be selected at the end of the meeting. BUILDING PLANS. The seal of the Board was affixed to the plans of the proposed intermediate school for Penarth, and the following plans were also agreed to:—New roads and sewers near Stanwell-road, for Lord Windsor; stable in Bridgman-road, for Mr Haywood. Plans of the new Baptist Chapel, Plassey-street, Penarth, were presented and approved by the Board, but the same were referred to the Public Works Committee. THE PROPOSED NEW POST OFFICE. The above question was again brought forward, Councillor Shepherd remarking the Board were enforcing the bye-law in connection with this matter rather too strittly, as the proposed post- office would be a public building, and other boards facilitated the erection of business places without overstepping the mark too much. — Mr Morgan re- marked the Board's bye-laws had saved several thousands of pounds during the last two or three months.—Mr Pile: I don't think the bye-laws exist for the public alone, but also for the health of the town.—Mr Snell: I think it is essential to put ourselves in order with regard to the bye-laws even if we do wish to depart from them.-The matter then dropped. PENARTH BOUNDARIES. Mr J. W. Morris reported he had been unable to arrange an interview with Mr J. Arthur Hughes, clerk to the Barry and Cadoxton Local Board.—Mr Snell said he had seen the surveyor to the Barry Local Board, and understood from him the Board were not going to apply for an extension of their boundaries.—Mr Morgan: I think it is because they do not wish to take in Dinas Powis.—Mr Snell: But in our case the question would be different. It would be advan- tageous to us to extend our boundaries, especially for the future.-Councillor Shepherd said the Penarth Board should extend their boundary as far as Sully Island, at any rate.—Mr Pile moved that a small committee be formed to discuss the matter, and try to make arrangements with the Barry Local Board for the boundaries to meet.- Mr Snell: Application should be made to the County Council, as the time is going.—Mr Pile added to his motion that Messrs T. Bevan, H. Snell, W. B. Shepherd, and J. Y. Strawson act as a committee to report to the Board as to the desirability of extending the boundary, and to where. -Mr Riley seconded, and it was agreed to. ENCROACHMENTS. The Surveyor stated several encroachments upon the highway had taken place in Beach-road. -Mr Snell said he could not see how this could affect the Board.—Mr Pile: Are the encroach- ments dangeroaa to the public?-The Surveyor: I don't think so, but it was a question as to whether the Board would miss the proper width of the road.—The matter was referred to the Public Works Committee. THE PROPOSED SWIMMING CLUB. A letter was received from Mr J. Owen, Glebe- street, with reference to the proposed swimming club at Penarth, stating the club would require the use of the baths for one afternoon and evening in each week, and for such entertainments as the committee might decide upon, the tickets to cost three-shillings per dozen, not transferable, and to admit members at any time durine the swimming season.—Referred to the Baths Committee. A BATHER'S COMPLAINT. Arthur Andrews, a resident of Penarth, wrote complaining of the disgraceful condition of the beach at Penarth where bathing was allowed, and suggested that once or twice a month the stones, &c., thereat might be cleared away to accom- modate the bathers. If the Board thought proper, he would forward a petition in the matter, as great inconvenience was caused at present by the stones and rubbish collected on the beach.-It was decided that the Baths Committee consider the letter. LEVEL CROSSING AT WEST COTTAGES. Mr Shepherd reminded the Board that the dangerous level crossing at West Cottages was still in existence, and when someone was killed there everybody would have something to say in the matter. It was evident the bridge over this crossing had not satisfied the public nor the Board of Trade. He thought the Taff Vale Com- pany and the syndicate could manage to contri- bute the remainder of the money required for the proposed alteration after the Local Board had offered £ 500.—Mr W. L. Morris considered the present state of things was disgraceful, the bridge at present being a great nuisance.—The Chairman having suggested that the clerk should write to the Taff Vale Company complaining of the nuis- ance at present in existence in connection with the bridge, Mr Pile moved, and Mr Morgan seconded, that the Clerk write as suggested.- Agreed.
AN INJURED HAND MAKES A PENARTH MAN DRUNK. William Anderson, a Penarth fireman, made a curious plea at Penarth Police Court on Monday last. He told Messrs Valentine Trayes and j. Duncan. the magistrates, that he injured his hand some years ago, and ever since whenever he took a drop it upset him. P.C. Brown (114) proved that defendant was drunk and disorderly on the 29th ultimo, and had to be locked up, but the Bench, believing Anderson's story, let him off with a caution.
PRAYERS FOR OUR FUTURE KING. On Sunday last a thanksgiving prayer was offered in many churches and chapels in England and Wales for the birth of the youngest Prince. After offering thanks to the Almighty for His tenderness to the Duchess of York in an hour of danger, the prayer proceeds: Continue to her Thy tender care defend the infant Prince from all harm and danger to soul and body and grant that, being Christianly trained in all wisdom' and goodness, he may serve and please Thee so long as he lives. Quicken in us all' dutiful affections to our Sovereign Lady the Queen, and make all her Royal house true lovers of thy people."
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THE ALBION COLLIERY DISASTER AND BIRTH OF THE QUEEN'S GREAT-GRANDSON. SERMON BY THE REV. CANON EDWARDS, ST. ANDREW'S. The Rev Canon H. Powell Edwards, M.A., rector, preached on Sunday evening last at St. Andrew's Church, Dinas Powis, from the text:- Psalm xxix., 10—" The Lord sitteth upon the Rood yea, the Lord sitteth king for ever. The Lord will give strength unto His people the Lord will bless His people with peace." In the course of an impressive discourse, CaRon Edwards said— Amid the many "changes and chances of this mortal life," it is well to call to mind often and earnestly what it has pleased God to tell us of His power and greatness, and of His constant unfail- ing providence. Many events take place in the public affairs of nations, and in the lives of private persons, which are apt to startle us by their suddenness, and to perplex us by their mysteriousness. Such an event is that which took place a little while before we met together in this house of God on Sunday last in peace and quiet, wholly unconscious of the terrible fatality which hurried so many into eternity within a moment of time. The victims of that appalling disaster felt as safe and secure as ourselves but a moment before the terrible explosion, followed by a rush- ing, mighty blast, swept through the darkness of the mine, and slew nearly three hundred lives in the full vigour of life, by its irresistible force, and by the poisonous vapour which followed it. Such calamities show the vanity of human skill, the im- potence of human power. Men in their follv and pride of heart at one time cry out that there is no God, and at another proclaim that the Lord careth not for His people, and is unmindful of their necessities. And yet these very calamities are calculated to teach a better wisdom than this. Instead of regarding some unwonted fatality as a token of Divine indifference, should we not rather esteem the infrequency of such occurrences as a proof of the Lord's superintending goodness, which delivers us from so many known and hidden perils ?' A mere act of selfish carelessness may involve a multitude in one common overthrow, and the wonder is that such loss of life is not more common than it is. When it does take place, we may be certain that it is permitted for some good and wise purpose. How many owe the saving of their souls to such visitations Through long exemption from visible peril of death, men too often become callous and uncon- cerned. and go on in careless ways, from day to day and from year to year, putting off the work of a lifetime to be done in some brief and nameless future. Thus shall it be, our Lord has forewarned us, when the Son of Man shall suddenly come to call us to account. As in the days of Noah, before the flood, men went on eating and drinking, un- mindful of the warning sent to them by the Lord through the lips of that faithful monitor-as again in the days of Lot like carelessness prevailed with a like sudden destruction-so shall it be at the end of the world. And so it is at the present time. The blow which we now bewail, and speak of in accents of awe, will soon have spent its force, so far as the giddy world is concerned. Many are alreadv impatient of the talk about it; and others I make it the topic of pious reflections and noisy sympathy, only to forget, in a short time, the feel- ing thus excited and the effect so produced. Like visitations have been experienced by most of us and in most cases the good resolutions made at the time had passed away like a traveller that tarrieth but a night, when this last calamity gave us a stern awakening. Some may possibly think that the warning concerns them not, because they are not exposed to peril of a like kind. But for every one dies of a sudden in company with many others, I the number who die suddenly apart from their fellows is far greater than men commonly suppose. A single death, however sudden, is noted by a few only in the immediate neighbourhood except in such a case as that which we now deplore in the person of a great and wise ruler slain by an assassin's hand. Of such ordinary deaths little or no notice is taken and in that now referred to the circumstances were so peculiar as to lessen the personal warning which it out to bring home to all. Yet each death that appears is a reminder of our own mortality, and ought to move us accordingly. In all alike, we acknowledge the truth of the Psalmist's words, and rejoice to think that the Lord sitteth above the water flood, as king for ever," neither disturbed in mind, nor turned aside for a moment from the wise and holy purpose of His boundless love and mercy. That love and that mercy has been extended to this our own favoured heritage in a wonderful manner through succes- sive generations, and never more visibly than at the present time. When we read in Holy Scripture that for the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof but by a man of understand- ing and knowledge the state thereof shall be pro- longed." And then remember that a gracious, wise, and understanding Queen has ruled over this great nation for a period of more than 57 years, we cannot but acknowledge the hand of God in this undeserved mercy, and thank Him accordingly. When, again, we call to mind the prophecy of Ezekiel, that the then flourishing kingdom of Egypt should become the basest of kingdoms, and have no prince of its own to rule over it, we cannot but contrast what was thus foretold, and has been so remarkably fulfilled, with our own land in its present glory. Our close relationship with the land of the Pharaohs suggests this com- parison. Think of Egypt thus denuded of her glory, and then think of the privileges vouchsafed to this nation, which had no existence in those times of old. But a few days ago a third prince in the direct line has been granted to our country in the lifetime of our ruling sovereign. Are we not right in connecting this blessing with the bene- ficent reign of her whom we honour a6 our Queen and love as our mother ? Her consistent piety, blameless life, domestic and public virtues, and her unfailing sympathy with the joys and sorrows of her people, have endeared her to us all, so that from the cottage home and the lordly mansion, where Christ is honoured, one common prayer ascends to heaven for the lengthening of her life, whose welfare and prosperity are so intimately entwined with those of the many races committed to her trust. There are some among us who are still insensible to the mercy so vouchsafed to us, and cry out for an imaginary Government, such as the wit of man has never yet contrived, and which would soon end in confusion and every evil work. Let mis rather recognise the goodness of God in so amply providing for our welfare by giving us a constitutional sovereign, who has never once interfered with the due working of the laws and regulations which it is her ambition to maintain, and to hand down unimpared to succeeding gener- ations. Her life has been no time of indolence. Early and late, from day to day, she has been con- sulting the well-being of her people, and the ruling of her household in the fear and love of God. She grew up under the tender care of a holy, thoughtful mother, trained to discharge the duties of the high estate to which she had the prospect of being raised. And well did she benefit by such tender care and instruction, so as to com- mence her reign with full trust in God, and with earnest proyer that He would give her all that Solomon had petitioned for himself, together with a heart to fear the Lord and to keep His holy will and commandments. Neither was she satis- fied with a good beginning but has gone on from that time to the present, adding watchfulness to prayer, and placing her sole dependenee on the grace and goodness of God. Her ready sympathy with those who have been widowed) and orphaned by the recent calamity, and with- all other like sufferers, has made her believed by all, and we may well rise up and call her blessed," notwith. standing the afflictions which she herself has had to undergo through sorrow and breavement. Let us hope and pray that the promise in our text will be fulfilled in our queen and country, that the Lord will be our strength, and continue to us and our posterity that blessing of peace which we now enjoy-the loss of which is more especially trying to the poor and needy. But above all let us pray and labour for that love of God, without which there can be no true happiness here or hereafter. In proportion as nations and individuals possess that love, shall be their success and prosperity in the t best and highest sense. Those who have it not, may flourish for a time but their seeming great- ness shall only endure for a brief period, as attested by the ruins of ancient kingdoms and once flourishing families. David could testify in his old age :—" I have been young, and now am old yet saw I never the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging their bread." It does please God at ) times to grant a season of triumph both to un- ¡ worthy nations and families but such exaltation is at best for a little time, to be followed by pro- portionate degradation, if they continue in their sin. This is what we might expect from a just and holy God who hateth iniquity, and will not endure the ungodly. Moreover, He grants a period of repentance both to states and individuals but if they repent not they are doomed to destruction. Thus Pharaoh flourished for a time, and then perished miserably in the midst of his sin and arrogance. And he was but a type of innumerable others so that the pages of history abound with such examples. God's ancient people scattered among the nations, as foretold by the prophets, are a lasting witness to His wrath against im- penitent sinners and it is for us, both as a nation and as private citizens, each one answerable for himself, to profit by these testimonies. Our blessings are great and manifold. God grant that they may not rise up hereafter to testify against us. If we endeavour to use them aright, and to walk before God with humility of heart, we may expect peace and tranquility here, and in the end everlasting life, for His sake and through His mercy, who died for our sins, and rose again for our justification and who ever liveth to make intercession for us and all mankind.
COGAN MILITARY BAND AND THE CILFYNYDD RELIEF FUND. To-morrow (Saturday) evening, the Cogan Military Band, under the conductorship of Mr J. Bryant, will parade Penarth and Cogan, starting at five o'clock, and give a concert at the Promenade, Penarth, at 7.30. Collections will be made en route, and on the Promenade, in aid of the Albion colliery disaster widows and orphans' relief fund. The co-operation of the public cordially invited. Donations may be sent to either of the following gentlemen :—Mr W. L. Morris, Stanwell-road, Penarth Mr T. Bevan, chairman of the Local Board, Penarth Mr R. A. Lewis, Board School, Cogan or to Mr H. Br) ant, 6, Bridge-street, Cogan, treasurer of the band.
ALLEGED EMBEZZLEMENT BY A RAILWAY OFFICIAL AT PENARTH. A WEAK CASE FOR THE PROSECUTION. A case of alleged embezzlement was heard by Mr V. Trayes and Mr J. Duncan at Penarth Police- court on Monday last, John F. Lashbrook, of Llandaff, lately employed as outwards goods checker at Penarth Railway Station, being charged with embezzling the sum of 2s 3d, the property of his employers. Mr D. Parker, stationmaster at Penarth, gave evidence as to receiving from the accused 15s 3d with respect to a sum of 17s 6d received by Lashbrook from Mr Howell Evans, draper, 69, Glebe-street, Penarth, for empties sent to the station for transmission on the 2nd of June. -Evidence was also given by Mr Howell Evans, the draper referred to, and Mr J ones, goods clerk at the station, who, after making a statement as to moneys received by him -from Lashbrook on the 2nd of June, as to several goods transactions, said he could not swear that the 2s 3d which prisoner was charged with having embezzled was ever received by him from Mr Evans.—Mr T. A. Walker, representing the T.V.R. Company, said tnere was no desire to press the charge against the prisoner, especially in view of his previous good character.—Mr Trayes said it was impossible to convict with the evidence before them, and the Bench had no hesitation in dismissing the case.
ITEMS FROM BARRY DOCKS. BARRY DOCK TIDE TABLE FOR NEXT WEEK. The following i& the tide table for Barry Dock for the week commencing to-morrow (Saturday):— Day. Morn. Aft. h. m. ft in. h. m. ft. in. Saturday, 7 10. 2 36. 4 10.24 35.11 Sunday, 8 10.45 34. 5 11. 8 33.10 Monday, 9 11.29 32. 2 11.49 31. 9 Tuesday, 10 —— 0.11 30. 2 Wednesday, 11. 0.36 29. 9 1. 6 28. 3 Thursday, 12 1.39 28. 6 2.12 27. 8 Friday, 13 2.49 28. 8 3.26 28. 4
LAST WEEK'S SHIPPING AND SHIP- MENTS AT BARRY DOCK. The following is a report of last week's shipping aad shipments at Barry Dock:- Number. Tonnage. Steamers arrived 41 46,137 Do. sailed 30 27,746 Sailing Vessels arrived 11 14,015 Do. sailed 6 7,910 Steamers in Dock 37 49,710 Sailing Vessels do 22 33,140 Total 59 82,850 Vessels in Dock as per previous report 43 58,354 Increase 16 24,496 Vessels in Dock corresponding week 1893 30 35,613 The imports at Barry Dock last week amounted to 5,021 tons 0 cwt; ditto same period last year, 5,212 tons 10 cwt; decrease, 191 tons 10 cwt. The total imports for the week ended June 30th amounted to 75,575 tons 3 cwt.; corresponding week ended July 1st, 1893, 74,767 tons 12 cwt; increase for half-year, 807 tons 11 cwt. The total exports last week amounted to 69,961 tons 5 cwt. Corresponding week ended July 1st, 1893, 89,424 tons 4 cwt; decrease, 19,462 tons 19 cwt. Total to June 30th, 1894, 2,493,397 tons 9 cwt. total to June 30th, 1893, 2,257,519 tons 7 cwt. increase for half-year, 235,878 tons 2 cwt.
LAST WEEK'S SHIPMENTS AT BARRY DOCKS. EFFECT OF THE COLLIERY DISASTER UPON THE COAL TRADE. The export and import shipments at Barry Docks during the week ended Saturday last amounted to 74,982 tone 5 cwt., made up as follows :— EXPORTS. Tons. cwt. I Coal 67,897 4 Coke 2,059 1 Pig Iron 5 0 IMPORTS. Pitwood 5,016 0 Timber 4 0 General merchandise. 1 0 Total 74,982 5
PENARTH BOYS' BRIGADE AT LAVERNOCK. In connection with the Arcot-street Wesleyan Chapel the Boys' Brigade (first Penarth Company) held their first annual picnic and athletic sports in beautiful weather at Lavernock, on Wednesday week last. A special train was chartered to con- vey the 300 children and friends. The judge was Mr H. Wallis starter, Lieutenant C. Taylor; time-keeper, Lieutenant Alfred Frazer clerks of the course, Captain F. H. Cook, Mr Alfred Holman, and Lieutenants W. E. Jones and F. Taylor. Mrs Wallis at the conclusion presented the prizes.
INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL FOR PENARTH. THE CONTRACT ACCEPTED. A meeting of the general committee of the Penarth Intermediate School was held at the Local Board Offices, Penarth, on Wednesday evening last, Professor Tanner, Cardiff University College, presiding, and there were also present— Messrs J. M. Jennings, T. Loveridge, J. Y. Strawson, J. Llewellyn, J. W. Morris and S. Thomas (hon. sees.), R. Crossling, J. C. Oliver, R. Brice, and H. Snell (the architect). GRANTS AND CONTRIBUTIONS. The Chairman, in a few remarks, stated that at the request of the building committee of the school the tenders for the contract had been reduced, and he was glad to report progress in connection with two or three important matters. Besides Lord Windsor's donation of £ 1,000, subscriptions to the amount of JB400 had already been promised. Further assistance had also been promised by Lord Windsor, his lordship having decided to supply stone for the building to the extent of JB150, and probably the important grant of J6408 would be received from the Science and Art Department. These sums, the Chairman added, were possibly sufficient to cover the con- tract by itself, and this committee were advised to accept one of the tenders to be submitted that eevning. TENDERS. The following tenders were received for the contract:—Messrs Lattey and Company, Penarth and Cardiff, £ 6,775; F. Small, Barry, £ 6,876 Messrs Newby and Company, Cardiff, £6,951 Is 8d J. Jones, Penarth, £6,970; D. G. Price, Penarth, £ 7,000 E. F. Richards, Barry, £7,020; William Bowers, Hereford, £ 7,023; Messrs Powell and Mansfield, £ 7,140; J. S. Shepton, Penarth, £ 7,785.—It was remarked the building committee recommended that the lowest tender be accepted.—The Chairman remarked it was necessary to go on with the erection as soon as possible, as the grant from the Science and Art Department was given on the condition that the building was completed within eighteen months, and he, therefore, thought nothing should be placed in the way of the contractor to delay the building of the school. —On the motion of Mr R. Crossling, seconded by Mr J. C. Oliver, it was resolved that the recommendation of the building committee be adopted with regard to the lowest tender being accepted, that of Messrs Lattey and Company, and that the building committee be authorised to sign the contract. CLERK OF WORKS. Mr J. M. Jennings and Mr H. Snell reported having selected (out of 108 applicants) Mr W. H. Yeo, 21, Queen-street, Cardiff, as clerk of works for the building. — On the proposition of Mr J. W. Morris it was decided to accept the recommendation of Messrs Jennings and Snell, subject to the same being approved by the Education Committee. THE LAYING OF THE FOUNDATION STONE. It was stated that the Building Committee had requested Mr R. Forrest, J.P., to ask Lady Windsor to lay the foundation stone, the ceremony to take place early in August. In connection with the laying of the foundation stone, several members of Parliament and the Chairman of the Technical Instruction Committee, and various members of the County Council had expressed a wish to be present. It was also hoped Mr Ackland, Minister of Education, and possibly Sir William Hart-Dyke, ex-Minister of Education, would be present on the occasion. TO RECEIVE SUBSCRIPTIONS. On the motion of Mr Loveridge, seconded by Mr Strawson, Mr Sam Thomas was deputed to receive subscriptions, and a hope was expressed that the subscriptions promised would be sent in as soon as possible.
ALLEGED THEFT OF HORSE AND TRAP AT CADOXTON-BARRY. VIOLENT ASSAULT ON THE POLICE. RUFFIANS SENT TO PRISON. Hugh Brannaghan, a rough-looking seaman, was charged at Barry Dock Police-court on Thursday, the 28th ultimo (befor Mr T. Morel and Mr J. Lowdon) with stealing a pony and trap, the pro- perty of Mr E. David, butcher, Vere-street, Cad- oxton, on the 26th ultimo. A young man named Lewis, assistant to Mr David, said he left the pony and trap near the Wenvoe Arms Hotel while he went to procure some lambs from a field near by, when he saw defendant and another man driving off with the trap, and they were stopped by a butcher named William Wilson. Defendant was arrested afterwards at the Wenvoe Arms Hotel.- William Wilson deposed to stopping the trap, which was occupied by defendant and another man.-Defendant was cautioned by the Bench and dismissed. Hugh Brannaghan, Thomas Ryan, and Richard Robinson, were then charged with assaulting Police-constable Thomas Thorburn whilst in the execution of his duty. The constable's evidence was to tha effect that whilst arresting Branhaghan in the abqve case, he was violently assaulted by the defendants, and Brannaghan gave him a black eye.—Police-constable George W. Phillips stated he saw Brannaghan struggling with Thorburn. -John Richards, hawker, said he saw Ryan and Brannaghan assaulting the policeman. He did not see Robinson there.-Dr E. Treharne stated he examined constable Thorburn. He found a con- tusion of the left eye-lid and eye, and abrasions on his hands and one of his ears. There were also several bruises about the body. — Ryan was sentenced to a month's hard labour, Brannaghan to fourteen days' hard labour, and Robinson was dismissed.
PENARTH LOCAL BOARD AND THE OBNOXIOUS TOLLGATE. A meeting of the" Cardiff Public Works Com- mittee was held on Thursday, the 28th ultimo, attheCardiff Town-hall, Mr Edward Thomas being in the chair.-A letter was read from Mr J. W. Morris (clerk to the Penarth Local Board) stating that that authority was taking steps to procure the abolition of the Penarth-road tollgate, and he would be glad if the corpotation would act in conjunction with them.—The Chairman said it was reported that Lord Bute proposed to take independent action, but he did not think they should wait for that. He took it they were all of opinion that Mr Morris should be met.—The committee were unanimously of that opinion, and a decision was come to accordingly.
SYMPATHETIC POLICEMEN AT PENARTH. Sereeant Stanfield and the ten other men of the E or Barry Division of the Glamorganshire Constabulary, who have been engaged on special duty on the colliery premises since the occurrence of the disaster, have set an example of sym- pathetic benevolence which might well inspire other members of the force to emulate their example. Prior to their disbandment on Thurs- day week they made a collection in aid of the sufferers, and each very readily subscribed half- a-crown, making a total of £1 7s 6d, the donors being Sergeant J. Stanfield, Canton Sergeant William Nott, Whitchurch Police- constables Charles Henry Morgan, Llandough Edward Parsons, Penarth; Benjamin Skyrme, Penarth David Thomas, Penarth William Abrahams, Penarth Samuel Hawkins, Penarth Alexander Keebil, Penarth Joseph Foye, Llan- daff and John Jones, Pentyrch. Thp money was handed to the Wextcrii Mail fund.
FASHIONABLE MARRIAGE AT PENARTH. BREGEOX-WEICHERT. A very smart wedding was solemnised OP Tuesday last at St. Augustine's Penarth, between Miss Minnie Weichert and Mr Eugene Bregeon. The church was beautiful decorated with flowers and plants, and scarlet carpeting, was laid down to the gates. The bride was beautifully dressed in white silk stripped with satin, a double flounce of rich lace festooned on the skirt, and full bodice high to the neck. A tiny wreath of orange blossom rested on her dark hair under her veil. She carried a magnificent bonquet of white exotics. She wa,. attended by four bridemaids—Miss Weichert and. three Miss Bregeons, sisters of the bridgegroom. Their costumes were of pale green crepon with. hats of black tulle with pink roses, and they carried shower bonquets of white flowers antS pink roses. Mrs Weichert, mother of the bride, wore a handsome gown of purple silk and black lace. Mrs Bregeon selected a confection of cream, and brown. The bridegroom was attended by hisr best man, young Mr Lewellen Wood, whose mother, Mrs Lewellen Wood, wore a splendid dress of pale erreen moire, turning back with wide revers- over a vest of cream silk lace. She wore a feather boa of pale mauve and a bonnet to harmonise* The orchid shower bonquet carried by this lady was- simply perfect. Some other very tasteful costumes were worn by the guests. Mrs Weichert held a reception after the wedding. The happy pair left, for London. en route, for the Continent. WEAVER-GREGSON. Early on Tuesday morning, at St. Augustine'* Church, Penarth, a very quiet, though interesting- wedding was solemnised between Mr John Weaver, manager and one of the directors of Messrs Stephens and Co., Cardiff, and Mrs Amelia Gregson. widow of the late Mr W. Gregson, solicitor. Rochford, Essex. The Rev W. Sweet-Escotfc officiated and Mr Kennedy, of Bristol, acted as best man. Miss Gregson, daughter of the bride, was bridemaid. Later in the day the happy pair left Penarth, an4 journeyed to Glasgow, where and in the Highland;* the honeymoon will be spent. On Saturday last the staff of Messrs Stephens and Co., in honour of the occasion, presented Mr Weaver with a hand- some extension drawing-room lamp. Mr Weaver will have the sincere congratulations of his very many friends. -+-
CADOXTON BURGLARS SENTENCED. At the Glamorgan Quarter Sessions on Tuesday last (Before Mr O. H. Jones, vice cha rman), Joseph Taylor, 32, labourer Wm. Pace, 36, mason; and Wm. Worthy Ward, 44. labourer, were charged with breaking into a warehouse at Barry Graving Dock, and stealing twelve singlets, twelve flannel drawers, and other articles, of the value of £59 Is. 6d., the property of Captain Chambers of the ship Vanduara, on the 24th of April last. Mr Lloyd Morgan, M.P., prosecuted, and Mr Ivor Bowen was for the defence. The case for the prosecution was that on the night of the 5th of May the police went to Taylor's house, where they also found the other two prisoners, and on making a search discoverd a quantity of the missing clothing concealed underneath the flooring boards of one of the rooms.—Mr Bowen, for the defence* argued there was no proof of ownership, and further urged that the charge had not been made out against the prisoners.—The jury retired to- deliberate in private, and their verdict was one of guilty against all the prisoners. Pace, who had a very bad record, was sentenced to nine months, and the other two prisoners were sent down for six months.
OBTAINING GOODS BY FALSN PRETENCES AT PENARTH. A SHAM CAPTAIN SENTENCED TO HARD LABOUR, At the Glamorgan Quarter Sessions Oil Tuesday last, (before Mr O. H. Jones, vice-chairman,) George Albert Adams (32). seaman, was indicted on a charge of obtaining by false pretences from Henry James Aubrey two bottles of scent, of the value of 6s. with intent to defraud, at Penarth, on the 14th April; also obtaining by false pre- tences from Jack Edward James food and drink, of the value of 8s. with intent to defraud on the- 14th April; and. further, with obtaining by false pretences from John Morgan a coat of the value of 18. lid. with intent, on the same date.—Mr C. H. Downs appeared for the prosecution, and prisoner was undefended. Prisoner pleaded guilty to the first charge. He had been several times convicted, and the Chairman in passing sentence of four months, warned the prisoner that if he continued his present course, he would be sent to penal servitude.
LAST WEEK'S TRAFFIC RECEIPTS ON THE BARRY RAILWAY. On the Barry Railway during the past week the traffic receipts were :—Con chin g, £425; goods, £ 287 minerals, £2,011; dock dues, &c.. £3.520 total, £ 6,243 Corresponding week of Ihst year:- Coaching, £.339; goods, £ 260; minerals, 42,575; dock dues, &c., £ 3,421 total, £ (5,595 decrease J6352.
PUGILISM IN SELF-DEFENCE AT PENARTH. On Monday last, before Messrs V. Trayes and J. Duncan at Penarth Police-court, John White, a young man, was charged by P.C. Jones (368) with obstructing the highway in Glebe-street, Penarth, on the 25th ultimo. Defendant said he was struck several times by a man on the street, and he retaliated in self-defence. The constable said the defendant, who was sober, and the other man. John Foley, who was drunk, were on the ground fighting.-Dismissed with a caution.
HOPKINS' BREAD AND THE BARRY DISTRICT. Notwithstanding the fact that the price of ftour is abnormally low, and profits upon the sale of bread are, consequently, considered large, Messrs George Hopkins and Co.. the well-known farm- house bread bakers, Cardiff, have this week discon- tinued sending their carts to the Barry district.
HOTEL DE MARL AT BARRY DOCKS. On Sunday evening last Police-constable T. Harries made a raid upon an hotel tie marl which was carried on by about forty or fifty men on a spare piece of land off Travis-street. Barry Docks. The officer shouldered off a cask of beer which had been horsed and on tap. and dispersed the gang.
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