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THE MEMBER FOR SOTJTH GLAMORGAN AND THE COUNTY MAGISTRACY. IMPORTANT DECLARATION BY MR. ARTHUR J. WILLIAMS. THE HON. GENTLEMAN AND WORKING-MAN MAGISTRATES. To the Editor of the. "BARRY DOCK NEWS." SIR—I think that the course I have taken in this matter may not be without some interest. On the 9th of May, 1893, a few days after the resolution was passed by the House of Commons, I wrote the following letter to the Lord Chancellor:— T„„„i Three years ago, in committee on tne ijocai Government Bill, I moved a clause which, if it had been passed, would have given the county council of each county power to name as many fit persons as they should consider expedient for appointment as justices for the county.' The resolution passed last Friday night merely decided that you should not in future make appointments only on the recommendation of the lord-lieutenant. It did not specify what recommendations you should entertain or act upon. "I am one of the committee of five members who. during the last four years, have been engaged in drawing up for Glamorganshire a scheme for creating a complete system of higher education, and for providing, at fourteen centres, large schools for boys and girls in which this education is to be given. My experience on this commission has convinced me that a committee of the same kind would be an admirable body for discharging the difficult, delicate, and responsible duty of recommending persons for the commission of the peace. As you are probably aware, we Welsh members had a hard struggle before we obliged the late Conservative Government to allow a majority of the members of this committee to be elected by the county council. Three of the five members were so elected, and I, of course, am one of them. The other two were nominated by the Government, one being Sir John Llewelyn, who stood against me at my first election, and Arch. deacon Bruce. A majority of the committee being Liberals, chosen by a strongly Liberal council, it was, of course, understood that the scheme must be broad, thoroughly liberal, and unsectarian. It was a source of much satisfaction to us to find that our colleagues loyally accepted this, and, indeed, showed a gracious desire that the wishes of the Welsh people should be completely fulfilled. I venture to think that if the lord-lieutenant of each county appointed two persons and the county council four to act as a committee, with himself as chairman, their recommendations for the commission would give general satisfaction. The lord-lieutenant and those he would appoint would be chosen from those who now fill the county bench the others would come from the trading, farming, and, I hope, the working classes. It is amazing, I find, how class prejudices dis- appear, how even political partizanship is moderated, when men belonging to different classes and political parties meet together under a common sense of duty and responsibility. Each member of such a committee would bring to its meeting the local knowledge and information which are so important, and the personal know- ledge of character and fitness which are essential when such a selection is to be judiciously made. I cannot help thinking that the lords-lieutenants themselves would after a very short time feel grateful to you for minimising this most embar- rassing and invidious duty, by affording them the means of obtaining really trustworthy information and by distributing the responsibility of choice." In a subsequent letter I suggested as an alterna- tive the appointment of a committee, consisting of an equal number of Liberals and Conservatives, on the understanding that, so far as practicable, the county bench should contain an equal number from both political parties. And on August 5th I I wrote as follows It does not seem likely that the responsibility of recommending names for the county commis- sion will be placed in the hands of some such representative body as I have suggested in previous letters. It, therefore, becomes my duty to submit names to you. They are all, of course, of my way of thinking in politics, and most of them are either merchants, tradesmen, or farmers. Some of them are working men, who, I hope, will not long be prevented from sitting by the present property qualification. I am afraid that my fellow-justices will not regard with satisfaction any addition to their number, which is based on the principal that all classes should, as far as practicable, be represented in courts where unpaid magistrates deal either summarily or in the first instance with all offences committed by their fellow-citizens. "But it is, in my judgment, of the highest importance that this sound principle should be adopted. It will not only create an entirely new feeling of confidence in, and respect for. these courts, which so deeply affect the daily life and well-being of the people, but it will, I sincerely believe, if we may judge from the experience of other countries, do much to modify the deplorable class prejudices which are the curse of this country. SPECIAL REFERENCE TO BARRY AND PENARTH. "The names to which an asterisk is put are names of persons whom I have been asked to submit to you. The others I have added because I believe, from my own personal knowledge or from trustworthy information I have obtained, that they would also discharge the duties of a magistrate with conscientious zeal and intelli- gence. There are, no doubt, others, particularly at Barry, Penarth, Cadoxton-Barry, and in the Vale of Glamorgan, whose names should be added to the above list, If they oecur to me or are brought under my notice, I will submit them to you, and I shall, of course, be ready to furnish any information I can give as to anyone I have named." I am not at liberty to publish the rather long list of names which I sent in, as the Lord Chan- cellor considers that all communications between M.P.'s and himself should be treated as confiden- tial. Everything that has happened strengthens my view that some such responsible committee as I have suggested should be appointed. It would in effect be similar to the Committee of Selection in the House of Commons, on which I have just had the honour to be placed. One-half of its members might be nominated by the County Council, the other half by the lord lieutenant. The Lord Chancellor has informed me that the matter is one of great difficulty, but that it is very important, and will have his best considera- tion, as he would be only too glad if some satisfac- tory plan could be devised by which responsible and trustworthy, as well as impartial, local assistance will be secured in the selection of county magistrates." The ludicrous suggestion has, I see, been made that I have used my influence to prevent the appointment of Alderman John, of Cowbridge, to the bench ? My friend, Edward John, and I have worked together for many years. He knows me too well to think it necessary that I should say, as I do emphatically say, that there is not the slightest ground for such a suggestion.—I am, &c., ARTHUR JOHN WILLIAMS. House of Commons, April 11.
PENARTH AND THE WELSH CHAMPIONSHIP TENNIS TOURNAMENT. A meeting was held on Friday evening last at the Park Hotel, Cardiff, under the presidency of Mr F. H. Jotham, C.C., of the council of the Welsh Championship Tennis Tournament. It was decided to hold the tournament at Penarth in July, and that steps be tiken to engage Mr Eveley to act a3 referee. Mr Adey, secretary of the Penarth Club, who did so much with Mr J. Hunt to make last year's meeting a success, will again act as hon. secretary. The other secretary has yet to be elected, as Mr Hunt is unable to again accept the post.
ANNUAL MEETING OF THE BARRY AND CADOXTON LOCAL BOARD. ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN AND COMMITTEES The annual meeting- of the Barry and Cadoxten Local Board was held on Tuesday afternoon last, at Cadoxton, when there were present Dr P. J. O'Donnell (the retiring chairman), Alderman J. C. Meggitt, Messrs George Thomas, J. Jewel Williams, W. Thomas (The Hayes). W. Paterson, W. Thomas (Vere-street), F. P. Jones-Lloyd, B. Lewis, J. Arthur Hughes (clerk), Dr Neale, J.P. (medical officer), J. C. Pardoe (surveyor), Inspector A. E. Leyshon, and T. W. Lewis (collector).—On the motion of Alderman Meggitt, seconded by Mr W. Thomas (Cadoxton), Dr P. J. O'Donnell was unanimously re-elected chairman for the remainder of the board's tenure of existence; and Dr O'Donnell was also re-appointed chairman of the port sanitary committee. The following committees were re-elected :— Public Works Committee: Messrs W. Thomas (Ohdoxton), P. J. O'Donnell, B. Lewis, F. P. Jones- Lloyd, J. C. Meggitt, and George Thomas. Finance Committee Messrs P. J. O'Donnell, J. C. Meggitt, General Lee, W. Paterson. J. J. Williams, and E. Treharne. Health Committee Messrs P. J. O'Donnell, W. Thomas (Vere-street), W. Thomas (The Hayes), J. J. Williams, W. Paterson, and E. Treharne. Jlye-laws Committee and Port Sanitary Authority The whole of the members of the board. Port Sanitary Authority, Finance Com- mittee, and Health Committee The same members as on the same committees of the local board. Public Libraries Committee Messrs B. Lewis, W. Thomas (Cadoxton), P. J. O'Donnell. J. J. Williams, F. P. Jones-Lloyd, J. C. Meggitt, W. Pater- son. D. Roberts, J. R. Llewellyn, W. J. Flowers, W. LI. Edwards, J. Barstow. and J. Lowdon, J.P. Gas and Water Committee and Parliamentary Committee Messrs P. J. O'Donnell, R. Forrest, General Lee, George Thomas, W. Thomas (Cadox- ton), J. C. Meggitt, and B. Lewis. The public offices, slaughter-house, and fire brigade com- mittees were also re-appointed. THE POOR-LAW COMMITTEE. Mr Jones-Lloyd said he desired to make a remark as to the constitution of the Poor Law Committee. He attended a meeting of the Chamber of Trade on the previous evening, and remarks were then made that there was a feeling of regret that that Chamber had not been recognised by having a member of that body appointed upon the committee which had been selected by the Local Board, whereas it had been suggested that gentlemen from outside the district be invited. He added that the Chamber of Trade had taken a considerable amount of trouble in connection with this matter, and they were entitled, therefore, to due recognition.—Mr George Thomas said it was considered at the previous meeting that the committee appointed had full power to add to its number.Mr J. J. Williams remarked that members of the Chamber of Trade had been suggested by the Board, and the name of Mr Rees Phillips had been particularly mentioned in connection therewith.—Mr W. Thomas (The Hayes) observed that the name of Mr Alexander had also been mentioned, so that the Chamber had not altogether been overlooked.—Mr B. Lewis said there was no intention whatever on the part of the Local Board to ignore the Chamber of Trade. (Hear, hear.)-The Clerk stated that the com* mittee had done practically nothing in the matter, having simply asked Mr Harris, clerk to the Cardiff Union, to supply details in connection with the proposed poor law union for the Barry district, and that he (Mr Hughes) be instructed to call a meeting of the committee and of all guardians, including ex-officio guardians from the No. 5 district of the Union, to be held at Cadoxton.-It was, therefore, resolved to confirm the appointment of the Poor Law Committee, with power to add to its number. THE PUBLIC LIBRARIES COMMITTEE. Mr George Thomas remarked that the report presented from the Public Libraries Committee (comments upon which appear in our editorial columns) was a highly gratifying one, and said that the committee appeared to conduct their business and to manage their affairs in a very able manner. (Hear, hear.) THE DATES OF COMMITTEE MEETINGS. The dates for holding the committee meetings of the Board were re-arranged so as to fit in con- veniently with the new day for holding the general meeting. THE BOARD AND THE GLAMORGAN AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY. A letter was read by the Clerk from the Barry Chamber of Trade inviting the Board to co-operate with the Chamber in an invitation to the Glamor- gan Agricultural Society to the effect that the annual show be held at Barry next year.—Mr W. Thomas (The Hayes) considered the matter was an important one for Barry, and if the show was brought to this district it ought to prove a great success.—Mr B. Lewis, as a member both of the Local Board and Chamber of Trade, said a strong united effort ought to be made to secure the visit of the show to Barry nexi year, for it would no doubt be a great inducement to people to visit the district. He would, therefore, move that the Local Board appoint a committee to co-operate with members of the Chamber of Trade in conven- ing a public meeting to decide upon an invitation to the society.—Mr Jones-Lloyd suggested that the hearty approval of the Board he embodied in the resolution.—Mr George Thomas replied this would be understood.-The following gentlemen where then suggested as members of the com- mittee Dr O'Donnell, Messrs W. Thomas (The Hayes), B. Lewis, R. Forrest, and W. Thomas (Cadoxton).—Mr J. C. Meggitt seconded the resolu- tion, and it was agreed to unanimously.
A FRAUDULENT "CAPTAIN" AT BARRY. SMART CAPTURE BY A LOCAL POLICE CONSTABLE. For a week or two past the police a.t Newport. Cardiff, and Penarth have been troubled with a man, going under a number of aliases, such as Captain Hall, Captain Wilson, and Captain Eccles, who has been giving large orders for ship's stores, &c., and also obtaining money from tradesmen under false pretences. Information was received at Barry of the affair, and a description of the man wanted." on Sunday last, and on Monday evening as Police-constable H. Hill (404) was walking his beat in Dock View-road, Barry, he saw a man answering the description given of the accused. Constable Hill followed his man to the Barry Railway Station, where he saw him enter a coach of the 6.15 train to Cardiff, and there arrested him. The man gave his name as George Adams, and said he was 32 years of age and a second mate. When arrested Thomas said he was not the right man. The constable took him to the Barry Station and afterwards to the Central Police Station, from which place he was removed to Newport the following morning. PRISONER BEFORE A MAGISTRATE. On Tuesday, at the Cardiff office of Mr Morris, clerk to the Penarth magistrates, George Adams arrested on suspicion at Barry on Monday, was brought before Mr H. J. Evans charged with obtaining a coat, value 8s, by means of false pre- tences, from John Morgan, outfitter, Penarth, on the 14th instant.-Police-con stab] e Hill said that he arrested the prisoner on Monday at the Barry Railway Station on suspicion of obtaining goods by false pretences at Newport.-Prisoner, who now gave the name of George Albert Evans, was remanded to appear at Penarth Police-court on Monday next.
A DEATH TRAP AT PENARTH. DEATH CAUSED BY FALLING OVER AN EMBANKMENT. On Saturday evening last Mr E. B. Reece, district coroner, held an inquest at the Cardiff Workhouse touching the death of an unknown man, aged 60 years, who was discovered on Thurs- day night in an old quarry off the Dock-road, Penarth.—Police-constable Tucker deposed that he found the deceased on the night in question at the bottom of the quarry embankment, where the poor man had evidently fallen from the road, which was unfenced for a distance of about twenty yards.-A young man, named Alfred Barnett, said he had seen deceased in the Pilot Inn, Penarth. on the afternoon of Thursday last. The man, who appeared to be unwell, drank a glass of beer, and then went out and walked to- wards the Dock-road. When last witness saw him he was leaning up against the fence, close to where he was afterwards found.-Dr. Williams, resident surgeon at the workhouse, said that deceased was suffering from two cuts on the top of his head, which might have been received by falling down a place such as had been described. Deceased, who was covered with vermin, was, in witness's opinion, a well-nourished man. He died on the 13th from injuries to the brain.—The Coroner said that the poor man had evidently met his death by falling down the embankment. There was no doubt that the place was unsafe. J'he road, as Police-constable Tucker had said, was fenced except for a distance of about twenty yards. Although deceased had taken a glass of beer, there was no evidence to show that he was drunk, and in his (the coroner's) opinion anybody might fall down who was unacquainted with the road. He could not understand why the Penarth Local Board had neglected to insist that the road should be fenced off, as it was so dangerous. If the jury thought fit, he would communicate with the clerk to the board on the subject.-The jury, in returning a verdict in accordance with the evidence, requested the coroner to draw the atten- tion of the Penarth Local Board to the matter.
PENARTH AND CARDIFF DISTRICT OF SHEPHERDS. The quarterly meeting of the Penarth and Cardiff District of the Loyal Order of Ancient Shepherds was held at the Red Lion, Queen-street, Cardiff, on Wednesday week last. Bro Hughes, P.C.S., presided, and Bro Shute, D.C.S., occupied the vice-chair. Bro White, treasurer, and Bros. Morse and Willis were also present, the various lodges in the town and district being fully repre- sented by delegates. Bro David Lewis, P.P.C.S., and Bro George Churchill, P.P.C.S., were elected as delegates to the next A.M.C., to be held in Hull in Whit-week, and it was hoped they would be successful in getting the A.M.C. for 1895 held in Cardiff. Bro Gibbon, P.C.S., having resigned his office as district secretary, Bro D. Lewis, P.P.C.S., was elected in his stead pro tern.—The thanks of the meeting was given to Bro Gibbon for his valuable services for the past thirteen years, and the various delegates promised to bring the matter before their lodges with a view of recolnieihg the same in a practical manner. :1 ■■ .1 —.—.
SUNDAY GOLFING AT PENARTH. Probably the weather had something to do with it, but, be that as it may, the attendance of golfers on the links at Penarth on Sunday morning last was very much smaller than on the previous Sundays. At any time during the day there were never more than seven players out on the turf, and the Sabbatarians are hopeful that what they think and call a needless profanation of the Sabbath will die down as quickly as it sprang into existence. The Rev 1. 0. Stalberg made no reference to the matter on Sunday. In an inter- view with a reporter on Saturday last, the rev. gentleman strongly commented on the unfairness meted out to him by the Press mutilating his sermons, whilst space ad libitum was granted his opponents. He should not, however, enter into any controversy his utterances would be simply from the pulpit.
GOLF MATCH: ABERGAVENNY v.1 GLAMORGANSHIRE. This match was played at Penarth on Thursday last, and resulted in a win for the home team by 31 holes. Scores :— GLAMORGANSHIRE. ABERGAVENNY. Hunter 4 Powell 0 Barlow. 3 Thomas. 0 Mason 11 Major Palmes 0 Tucker 7 Smith 0 Flint 8 Pegler 0 Evens. 0 Watkins 2 Total 33 Total 2 The links were in splendid condition, and the new No. 4 hole, a very sporting one, was fully appreciated. To-day (Friday) and to-morrow (Saturday) the spring meeting" will be held, when prizes to the value of about £ 30 will be played for. < .="'
PENARTH. THE OLD "KATE."—The familiar old boat, Kate," has been sold, and she will probably be put to tug work again. CONCERT.—On Wednesday evening last, at the National School, Penarth, a miscellaneous concert was given in aid of St. Paul's Mission Church. The chair was taken by the Rev J5. S. Roberts, B.A., and there was a good attendance. The pro gramme consisted of vocal and instrumental music, also two character sketches, entitled, Paddy and the Ghost" and Lodgings to Let," which were much enjoyed. Those who took part were the following: — Miss Bliss. Mr Samway, Miss Wilson, Mr E. Roberts, Mr E. White, Miss Allen, Mr E. Davies, Mr A. Adams, Mr C. Rowland and party. Mr H. Rearle, Mr Raynor, and the Snowflake Minstrels. The accompanist was Miss Bliss. CINDERELLA DANCE.-On Wednesday evening last, at Andrews' Lesser Hall, Penarth. a Cinderella danc3 was given by Mrs Wells, Windsor-road, the hall being tastefully decorated with flags, &c. Mr Robert Hicks' quadrille band supplied the music, and Mr Warner, of Glebe-street, catered in good style. Among those present were Mr and Miss Ashford, Mr and Mrs Procter (Bristol), Mr and Mrs H. Grant (Barry), Miss Edwards, Misses Tape, Mr and Mrs Wells, Mr H. B. Wells, Mr C. Leyshon, Mr A. Butland, Miss Wells, Mr, Mrs, Miss, and Mr Wadley, junr., Misses F. and E. Collins, the Misses E. and F. Williams (Tynewydd, Cadoxton), Mr F. Green- wood and Mr Percy Haigh (Barry), Mr T. Shell, Mr Walter Stockdale. Mrs and Miss Crouch, Miss Coney, Misses Llewellyn, Mr A. E. Rees, Mr J. Evans, Mr W. F. Taylor, Mr Harry Jones, Mr De La Hay, Mr W. P. Edginton, Mr Williams (St Fagan's), Miss Denly, Miss Bishop, Mr Tonkin, Mr Bishop, Miss Tidmarsh, Miss Gilbert, Miss Keerey, Mr Lewis, Mr Winson, &c. Messrs H. Grant, H. B. Wells, and A. Butland acted as M.C.'s.
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THE CONTINUITY QUESTION. THE CHAMPIONS AGAIN TO THE FORE. To the Editor of the BARRY DOCK NEWS." SIB,-In answer to the Undivided gentleman I say that a priest may be a minister, but a minis- ter cannot be a priest, that is, any man who has not been validly ordained cannot be a priest. A priest supposes a sacrifice, and at the Reformation the sacrifice of the Mass was done away with. In last Wednesday's South Wales Argus I found the following, which I copy verbatim :—" Bishop Hervey (of Bath and Wells) commenced at Bath his triennial visitation, and argued that neither scripture nor the Book of Common Prayer of the Church of England gave to its priests a sacerdotal character." Where sacerdotal character is wanting there is no priesthood. The difference between this Protestant Bishop and your corres- pondent on so vital a point does not suggest the "Undivided Church" theory your correspondent so blindly clings to, but rather what a clever writer described the Church of England to be, A number of sects battling within a sect." It reminds me of a passage in The Comedy of Con- vocation," which runs thus, or nearly thus, apropos of the Church of England: You may gently murmur with your rector,' Would to God we were one with our sweet sister Rome, from whom we derive our creeds and all our catholicity,' or you may shout with your Bishop, Away with the Church of Reme from the face of the earth, for she is the beast of the Apocalypse, etc. As to Dr Lingard, he wrote many years ago, and since his time much historical evidence has been obtained which he was unaware of, your corres- pondent is evidently in the same case. I am most perfectly aware that parson is a Pre-Reformation word. I can even give its derivation, persona," we Catholics commonly apply it now to Church of England clergy because we cannot truthfully call them priests, and "minister" has become the special designation of Dissenters. I am really surprised your correspondent knows nothing about Cobbett; I thought he was only too well known to be agreeable to Church of England clergy. As to corruption of the monasteries the more light is let in on them in these days of historical research the less ground is found for such a statement. I advise your correspondent to read Father Gasquiet's recent work on them, or an article in the current number of The Dublin Rerirw. Of course. the position of Henry VIII. and his satellites to the monasteries was that of the wolf to the poor lamb whom he accused of muddying the water he was going to drink, though the stream flowed from him to the lamb. I don't know from what pource your correspondent gets the expressions he quotes about Our Blessed Lady, but they would be taken by any Catholic in the sense that her intercession with God for us is more powerful than that of all the angels and saints as God's Mother, he does not understand that Our Lord obeyed her as His Mother on earth. though the Bible he is so fond of quoting informs him in the account of the finding in the Temple that Our Lord went down to Nazareth with her and St. Jacob, and was subject unto them." Catholics often use strong expressions about Our Lady, on account of her inseparable connection with Her Divine Son, just as in the Old Testament expressions are usual about the Temple, &c., on account of God's presence there which, but for that, would have been unjustifiable. Catholics perfectly understand the true value of such ex- pressions. and know that whatever power, honour, and dignity Our Lady possesses are God's gifts to her, and as He has delighted to honour her we know He is pleased we should also do so. I can assure your correspondent that his knowledge of Catholic doctrine is on a par with his knowledge of the laws of the Catholic Church, as a Catholic, I claim, as I have before said, to be better informed than he is. With regard to M.A. (Cantab)," the Rev A. J. Saxton, in his Life of St Augustine," observes truly that the hermit seems to have forgotten his wonted piety and wisdom when he advised the British bishops to think for a moment of reject- ing lawful authority or to be decided in their acceptance of it by so unsure and trivial a thing as a foreigner's idea of politeness." St Augustine was the special representative of the Pope. If Augustine had risen before the British bishops, he would have allowed that they were not inferior to the delegate of the Holy See." Although they at once showed a spirit of offence, St Augustine declared his willingness to come to terms on their agreeing to keep Easter at the proper time, to complete the ceremonies of baptism according to the custom of the Holy Roman and Apostolic Church, and to join with him in endeavouring to convert the Saxons. They declined all three con- ditions, and refused to have him for their arch- bishop. Although, owing to the Saxon invasion, the Britons had been separated for some time from intercourse with Rome, which had caused them to retain an ancient and erroneous way of calculating Easter, &c.. it is most evident that St Augustine knew well that they were truly Catholics; his very demands prove it. Nothing is said about doctrine, for the keeping of Easter at the right time and the completion of the ceremonies of baptism (not baptism itself) are mere disciplinary matters. He would never have asked them to help to con- vert the Saxons had he not been sure they were Catholics. Would Cardinal Vaughan ask the Church of England bishops and parsons to work with him ? Do our clergy ever allow them to take any part in our religious observances ? On the Continent of late years certain Ritualist parsons have attempted to say Mass," as they call it, in our churches by trying to deceive foreign priests. I don't know if one has ever succeeded undetected, but I do know that one in Italy was dragged from the altar by the clergy, he having been recognised by an English lady, and that another not long ago at St. Omer very nearly succeeded, but was found out, which caused the papers of an English priest, I know very well, to be most carefully examined when he, passing through St. Omer, wished to say Mass. At the end of the meeting with the British bishops, St. Augustine is said to have foretold that if they would not preach the way of life to the English at their hands thev should suffer the retribution at their hands they should suffer the retribution of death." This is hardly a prophecy when we consider that the fierce nature of the Saxons and their dreadful deeds as heathens would render it most probable unless they were converted. I suppose this has induced M.A." (Cantab.) to accuse bt. Augustine of stirring up the Saxons to kill them. As to the Chester massacre Bede plainly says already a long time had Augustine been translated to the heavenly kingdom," and as Father Saxton observes the caluminators omit to tell us how the planners of the expedition so arranged matters that the monks (of Bangor) should expose themselves to the attack." They came out to pray for the success of the British, and the Saxons seeing them praying killed them all. By A.D. 755, something over a century from the time of St. Augustine's struggle with them, we find the British clergy, having come to their senses, following the Roman custom as to Easter. Hatred of the Saxon was the secret of British obstinacy with St. Augustine. I may remark that the Church of England now also keeps Easter at the same time as the Catholic and Roman Church. In conclusion I hardly think that most Catholic saint. Augustine of Hippo, who said I would not believe the Scriptures except en the authority of the Holy Catholic Church," would be pleased at being described as Evangelical" by one with the views of M.A. (Cantab)." St. Augustine would feel, like Diogenes when the Greeks applauded him, and he asked What have I said amiss.I am, sir, faithfully yours, A. E. P. Ross.
LAST WEEK'S TRAFFIC RECEIPTS ON THE BARRY RAILWAY. On the Barry Railway during the past week the traffic receipts were:—Coaching, £ 351; goods, £ 122; minerals, £2,774 dock dues, kc., :£4.27. total. £ 7,534. Corresponding week of last year :— Coaching, £ 325 goods, £ 166; minerals, £ 2,943 dock dues, &c., £ 3.537 total, £6,971; increase, 4563.
LOCAL FOOTBALL. PENARTH v. CARDIFF. (MR. W. M. DOUGLAS' TEAM). A match in aid of the funds of the Penartb Cricke* Club was played on the Penarth ground on Saturday last, the opponents of the seasiders being Mr W. M. Douglas's Team, composed, with two or three excep- tions, of the Cardiff first. Charlie Arthur donned the colours once again in place of Norman Biggs, and had a hearty reception as he marched on the field. Considering that season tickets were not available- there was a good gate. The teams- were as follows Penarth Back-C. T. Kirby three-quarter backs— H. Kirby, R. M. Garrett, H. E. Morgan (captain)^ and H. G. Alexander half-backs—G. W. Shepherd and H. T. Hutchings forwards-F. Matthews, W. B. Gibbs, G. Brown, D. Evans, E. Etiis, C. Spencer, G. Matthews, and T. Morris. ( Cardiff Douglas* Back—J. P. Jago; three-quarter backs, J. E. Elliot, D. Fitzgerold, J. B. Smithson, and C. S. Arthur; half-backs—R. B. Sweet-Escott (captain) and Selwyo. Biggs; forwards-W. Davies, R. Davies, W. H. Smith, W. Cope, W. J. Elsey, S.. Cravos, T. Hemsworth, and T. M'Carthy Referee: Mr W. M. Douglas. Final Scores Penarth 1 goal 1 try, 4 minors Cardiff 1 goal. 1 try, 3 minors. The game was of a very easy- going character, neither side exerting themselves to any great extent. The play was open, and although- Cardiff had the best of the scrums, and the forward* heeled out well, the passing did not come off so well as might have been expected under the circumstances. On the other hand, it should be explained that the tackling of the Penarth team was very sure. In tbeo open foward play there was not much to chaser between the sides. Smith played a grand game for Cardiff, and Gibbs was equally good on the other side. Cravos also did a lot of useful work, but gene- rally speaking there was not that dash which shoukfe characterise the front divisions of fir^t-class teams. Selwyn Biggs and Sweet-Escott both played a graud game, and were superior to the opposing pair, but their efforts were not so successful as they ought to have. been. Smithson did better than was expected of him, putting in some useful kicks, while Fitzgerald awl Elliott played a very fair game. On the other side Morgan and Alexander were moste brilliant. The latter divided with Selwya Biggs the honour of making the best runs of the day. He got away from his own 25 splendidly, and finding that Jago would probably bring him down he kicked over the Cardiff full-back's head aacI- again got on the ball with a clear course for the noe. He, however, spoiled a splendid effort by kicking tool hard. Biggs picking up in the open started toward his own goal, but doubling back smartly got through nearly the whole of the Penarth team, finally hand- ing to Hemsworth, the old Pontypridd forward, who scored under the posts. The game afforded plenty of amusement, but was not taken as a serious exhibi- tion from first to last. CADOXTON JUNIORS v. ROATH STARS. This match was played at Cadoxton on Saturday last. In the first half the visitors, aided by J. Jones and another player from the Barry First Fifteen, had rather the best of the game, but could not get past B- Connelly, the Cadoxton back, who played an excellent defensive game, and it was mainly through his efforts that the line was not crossed. Half-time score:- Roath Stars, one minor; Cadoxton Juniors, nil In the second half a change came over the game, the Juniors having all their own way, and within five minutes had notched two minors (both being disallowed tries). B. Connelly, securing in mid-field, dropped for goal, the ball striking the post and rebounding into play. G. Fidler rushed it over between the posts, the referee disallowing the third try. D. Griffiths, F. Woodfield, and W. Gore made good attempts to get across, but were unsuccessful, and it was only a minute before time that T. Douswell scored a try m the corner, B. Connelly converting with a good kick. Final score :—Cadoxton Juniors, one goal, three minors; Roath Stars, one minor. Referee, Mr T. Slocombe, St Helen's Football Club. For the winning team B. Connelly, D. (-iriffiths, and F. Woodfield played a good game in the backs, and in the forwards G. Fidler, A. F. Hill, and J. Meikle were conspicuous, TO-MORROW'S FIXTURES. CADOXTON JUNIORS V. ELY RANGERS—Yhi» match will be played at Cadoxi on. Junior's team:- I Back, J. Winch three-quarter, D. Griffiths (captain), C. Frampton, E. Llewellin, and W. Gore; half, P. Woodfield and W. Davies; forwards, A. F. Hill, J. Meikle, J. Davies, W, Lewis, M. Evans, G. Slocum, I A. Hoddinott, and G. Fidler. Reserve, D. Triggs aai « J. Durant. Kick-off at 3.30. This is the club's LAST match for the season. ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL. CARDIFF RESERVES v. BARRY TOWY. This match was played at Castle Farm, Barry, <m Saturday last, but owing to the Cardiff men missing their train a start was not made until after half-past four. Thursby kicked off for the home team, the ball reaching Mitchell, who just evaded Taylor and kicked down the field to his forwards, who, however, could not make much headway, and Barry pressed hard, which brought out fine play by the Cardiff backs. A good rush by the home right wing was saved by the custodian, and the ball travelled well down the field. but Cowen nicely robbed the forwards and drove the ball back, when some passiag in front of goal ended in Bla-ckwell shooting well through. Cardiff re-started, but could not play against the splendid tackling of the home backs, and a long kick went behind. Barry soon pressed again, and the home skipper scored in line style, and by half-time the score stood: — Barry Town, three goals Cardiff Reserves, nil. After the interval, a few alterations were made in the positions of the Cardiff men, who were still unable to score, whilst the Barry men seemed to take play very easily, especially the forwards. A long kick by Cowen gave Jenkins possession, and he scored nicely. Cardiff then played up well, and Herbert drew first blood for them. Barry soon pressed again, and E. Griffiths scored. W. Buckland, for Cardiff, sent in a fine shot from the corner, anJ had hard lines in not Bcoring. Barry played well till the finish, the score being—- Barry Town, six goals Cardiff, one goal.
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