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The Man About Town.I

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The Man About Town. It is no credit to South Wales that the Famine in Tndia and the thousands of starving subjects of the Queen should liave failed to move the people to generous gifts. Cardiff has been slow to move, and already many of its best citizens have felt the sting of disgrace which threatens to stamp the b orough. But what shall one say or think of Newport ? At the Council meeting yester- day the Mayor called the attention of mem- bers to the fact that Newport had not done much in the matter of the Indian Famine, and asked whether the Council thought a town's meeting was desirable. What occurred is best told from one of the reports There itas no response, and the Mayor observed that he took it no town's meeting was considered necessary." A very easy method of disposing of India'? starving thousands # While the Newport Town Council passed the matter by in silence, the Cardiff Relief Fund Committee were discussing the best means of securing a more general response to the call for aid. A benefit football match, a shilling and a sixpenny fund, are among the suggestions made. The Com- mittea evidently feel that it is to the populace, the Democracy, that the appeal must be marie if the fund is to receive adequate support from the borough. A very ugly fact was elicited. Replying to Mr Lester Jones, the Mayor said that during a period of eight een years the total sum realised for charity by lists at the banks in Cardiff was £ 10 Clearly our merchant princes have not learnt j to subscribe by cheque. Their sub- scriptions through the banks have amounted to about threepence per week An organising Committee was appointed to supervise the collections. Cannot they organise a domiciliary collection by ladies 1 The appeal is now to the people and not to the merchant princes, and the best way to reach them is over the doorstep. What a pity it is that all the towns in South Wales, from Gelligaer to Cardiff, can- not each have University Offices. If there were an indefinite number of establishments to distribute a considerable strain on public bodies would quickly be removed. The battle for the University Offices goes on apace. Newport is the latest to issue a Memorial, and I must say that the Uskside borough has made out an excellent case. Mon- mouth supports Newport, though the oddsare in favour of Cardiff should the offices be located in South Wales, where the bulk of the population reside. The memorial issued by Newport yesterday i3 » capital summary of the progress made by the town in quite recent times, for all the im- provements and institutions of to. day are carefully mentioned, reviewed, and marched past in review order. Nothing that is old or new has been forgotten, and the memorial stands as an excellent catalogue of Newport's title to honour as an ancient and a progressive borough. ♦ Castell Newydd, or Casnewydd-ar-Wysg is its name, and it received its first Chapter in the reign of Richard the Second. Beside that fact Cardiff shrivels up but the Taff side Municipality tops the other by a matter of a hundred thousand population. Newport is nearly 70 000 Cardiff is nearly 170,000. The facts as enumerated show Newport to be an up-to- date and thorough-going town. It adopted the Public libraries Act 25 years ago, and there is littie of municipal or educational enterprise in which Newport has not taken part. The Commercial enterprise and pros- pects of the town are enlarged upon, a sum of £6,000 is promised towards a site, and a building if necessary Newport is shown to be the next station to London," and cor veniently situated for fast trains between the town and other Welsh centres. And lastly the Chancellor and Court of the ¡ University of Wales are asked to consider the peculiar claims of the County of Mon- mouth, the ancient province of Gwent, upon the Principality." History and sentiment are finely mixed in this argument, aud after exhausting all the material aspects and arguments in its favour the Court of the University is asked to remember that in spite of the numerous collieries and iron works in the district, the county still retains some of the most beautiful Welsh scenery," and has many national ties with Welsh nationality, and it teems with associations with all periods of Welsh history," The memorial is a fine piece of work, and though rather late in making its appearance, it leaves nothing unsaid that can be advanced in favour of Newport. The Colquhoun Case has callcd attention to Johannesburg again. The last mai I brings me the following lines fryin an old Cardiff resident JOHANNESBURG. Iztood in the Goldmti City, Not far from the market square. And the brick-red dust was whirling Around me everywhere. An the eun glared hot upon nl, I burned with an inward hear, And loogod for the shade of a peaceful p'Hd Away from that grimy Htretl. Where the iron chains divided The throng from the passer-by, I looked from the gbz'Id verandah At miiny a bluod-red eye At the faces-hot and eager. Thick-lipped and evil bnnwd- Made hard and bold by the preed of gold, In that strange and motley Otowd. Dark as the deep3 of Erebuj, With a Herculean frame, Erect from among the strangers, One born of the laud there came. At his liecis the dogs rushed howling IVith sL racial hate to bite, While the white men jeered, as the oegs they chssred, And laughed with a wild delight. The God of the Golden City Is in ev'ry heart enshrined, A sjtldtd form of yioe and guilt, A myth of the evil miiiti. Ti- jewelled roglie is a hero there, Though hba brand of Casu lie hoars, Yi«* «aoh nafcire chief 18 an iutwin thief, So the prefaced one declines. When Market square was open Where the lonic-tailsd flop In d fl -w, And all around the wrynecks' hmne. Whore the prickly cacti grew Tix spot, I ween, was much more pure, And as beautifully fair, While perchance thy Chief was a smaller thief, When the white man was not there. 44 Dear Man About Town.-Your recent reference to Swift and his writings must, have attracted the notice of the officers of the Scavenging Department, who evidently have been looking into the immortal Dean's Directions to Servants.' That the lessons therein inculcated have been mastered, and that the knowledge gained is being prac- tically applied, those who live in Plasturton avenue have optical proof. As an illustra- tion of the aptitude shown by the students, I wish to bring to your notice the object lesson exhibited every alternate day. On Saturday mornings the receptacles for the house refuse deposited over night are supposed to be emptied, and the con- tents carted away, but from carelessness or mismanagement much of the otfai is scattered over the road. The effects of this sloveiilinetis would not be so apparent if the road sweepers did their duty during the day instead of allow- ing the cinders, cabbage leaves, Aud bones.. of All sorts to reniairi over the whole of Sunday, much to the disgust of the householders in the neighbourhood and to the many spectators passing to and from their respective places of worship. Literary attainments always command respect, but it is a question whether they are adapted to such humble but. necessary labour asscaveng- nig.—I am, &c., VIATOR." The cause of the complaint exists in every part of the borough. I J 1 ] Everything which tends to spread the influence of Music and increase its delights in the home is deserving of support and recognition. A choir is a centre of such influence, and for that reason I would ask you to note that the Cardiff Ladies' Choir I give their second annual concert in the Park Hall to night. Madame Louie Hooper- Rees is the conductress, and I hope that the Choir will meet with every measure of success that they deserve. Whilst I deprecate the wearing of spurs before they are earned, I like to see honest effort appreciated and success recognised and applauded. The choir appeared recently at one of the Saturday Concerts, and I beared promising accounts of their singing. With popular prices and a charmingly varied pro- gramme, they are likely to be encouraged by a big audience. Mdlle. Marie Adolphy, s^o violinist, who created quite a sensation recently by her wonderful playing, has been specially engaged for the concert. The Crowbar Brigade, which belongs to Newport, is a perfectly lawful organisation. It is no secret society, with diabolical designs on tho lives of innocent and un- offending persons, nor does it seek to spread terror in the hearts of legislators. The Crow- bar Brigade has in its ranks venerable J. P.'s, classic aldermen, and staid councillors. It has no mysterious ceremonies, and its intentions are perfectly honest and above board. In fact it is a very estimable society, a public benefactor, and its only enemies are the wrongdoers and the law- breakers, usually landlords' agents and selfish farmers, who block up public path. ways. In Newport the Corporation is the preserver of the footpaths, and clears away poet and railing, barbed wire, or any of the obstructive material which has been placed on old footpaths. From the Clerk to the youngest Councillor, all appear to be interested in what is a very important subject. Newport is peculiarly rich in lanes and footpaths. Alderman Tom Jones would make an excellent captain of the Crowbar Brigade should its services be required again, for yesterday he led the attack in the Council against the robbers of the" birthright" of the people in the old footpaths. The latest obstruction is in Maindee, and with the Corporation in such a huraoui and the inhabitants of the district eager to level the obstruction, the unlawfully obstructed right of way will soon be open again. If Cardiff had had a Corporation many years ago like Newport, the population of the Taff City would have been enjoying to-day many privileges and advantages which are denied to them. The sins of Corporations visit the citizens of a Borough after many generations. In this respect Newport is an excellent example to the whole of South Wales.

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