The Late Burning Fatality. We beg to make an appeal to the generous public of Penarth, on behalf of the widow and children, (of which there are eight) ot the late Alfred Smith, who was so severely burnt at the Penarth Steam Laundry, that he died two days afteowards at the Cardiff Infirmary. We have every confidence in recommend- ing this as a most deserving case of charity, and shall be pleased to receive any subscription, however small. £ S. d Sums previously acknowledged 28 13 6 Mr Tom Jones 1 0 0 Mr Jno. Williamson 0 2 6 Balance from J, Smith's account 1 10 3 Collected by the Penarth and District Industrial Co-operative Society, per Mr Beer. 6 4 9 Mrs Smith has received the following Collected by Mrs Church, Station Hotel Cogan 2 2 6 JSlrs Jenkins, and Aberg ••• 0 18 6 J. H. Insole, Esq., Ely Court 2 2 0 Penarth Police Force 0 10 0 Mr T. King 0 5 0 Mr T, Meazey ••• 0 5 0 2r.Sj'FHLEEEs" } Joint SeaeUrfe.
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Notes and Comments. SIR E. J. REED. The retirement of Sir E. J. Reed from the repre- sentation of Cardiff has caused a great amount of among the Liberals of the borough. Al- though he is to be approached with a view to induc- ing him to alter his decision, yet it is not likely he will do so, and if he did the electorate would never again have that confidence in him they have had in the past. GROCERS' LICENSES. Mr D. A. Thomas's Bill for the auppreasion of Grocers' License, which he intends introducing to the iiext session of Parliament, will have the support of «' the trade (that is, the licensed victuallers), and also of the temperance party. The former naturally ieel that their traec has been unjustly interfered with, jd the friends of temperance urge that Mr Glad- stone's Bill, although promoted with the best of in- tentions, was the greatest mistake of his life. We hope Mr Thomas's Bill will have a successful passage through both houses, ( r tp M,, S. A- Prllkin, Penarth, Chairman of the South Wales Brewers' Association, ard Mr J. M. Gerhold, Chairman Cardiff Licensed Victuallers' Association, have written a letter to the Times ic support of Mr Thomas's Bill, and saying, we consider the sale of all beer and spirits should be confined to the licensed victuallers, who are the proper people to conduct the same, having to pay large sums for licences and fit- ting up suitable premises to accommodate the public, and they, being under the direct control both of the police and Excise authorities, furnish a sufficient guarantee for the proper conduct of this very difficult business, which is not the case with grocers." NEW BANK FOR PENARTII. At last a second Bank is to be opened in Penarth, viz., a branch of Lloyd' £ (Limited)- The premises in Windsor-place, opposite the London and Provincial Bank, are being altered and fitted up for the new venture, which we have no doubt will meet with cor- i dial support and be duly appreciated.
Royal Welsh Ladies' Choir. GRiND CONCERT AT PENARTH. CRITIQUE BY A. FLAT." On Wednesday night, at Andrews' Large Hall, there was a crowded house to bear the far-famed Royal Welsh Ladies' Choir. In the unavoidable ab- sence of Mr H. Radcliffe; the Rev John Pugh pre- sided. Under the baton of Madame Clara Novello Davies, the choir fully sustained its enviable reputa- tion, and gave a unique selection of choruses Un- doubtedly the orchestral piece de resistance of the evening was The Spanish Gipsy "—the competitive piece at Chicago—the execution of which was all that could be desired, redounding to the credit of Madame Daries. Interspersed were solos and daets. The first solo virtuoso was our local favourite, Miss Emily Francis, who interpreted Titania (Mignon) with a pathos and execution exquisite in the extreme. This the hypercritical audience recognised by an un- mistakable enthusiasm, which the eminent artiste graciously acknowledged by further charming the house with '• Poor Wandering One." Miss Dot Prosser, the volatile, next held the as. semblage spell-bouLd with her enchanting, dulcet, rich contralto voice, and in the rendition of Adams' The Valley by the Sea," temporarily translated her hearers. In respons-e to clamorous calls for an encore, Miss Prosser sang Zuyder Zee with rare taste and lnimitability. Special mention must also be made of Miss Gertrude Drinkwater, a soprano. This execu- tant first essayed "Llwyn Onn n in the vernacular, and pourtrayed its meaning in a marvellous manner. Owing to exigencies of time an encore was precluded. The other artistes whose efforts played no small factor in the evening's musical delight were Miss Isaacs, vice Miss Edith Edwards, who sang 11 To all Eternity Miss Ellen Jones (soprano) vice Miss Annie Jenkins, Miss Beatrice Edwards, who sang "She wandered do wn," and for encore gave Once Miss Annie Bowen (contralto), and Mr Perkins (baritone), whose rendering of "Toreador," from Carmen,' was a veritable treat. A happy innovation was the appearance of Miss Emily Francis and Miss Bowen in Blumenthal's duet, I- The Venetian Boat Song. Had they been accom- panied with string instruments the effect would have been more accentuated. As it was, Blumenthal's old favourite was dished up quite au jait, and a gusto was lent by the adventitous accompaniment of Miss Wini- fred Evans, who throughout the evening officiated in a pronouncedly clever manner. Instrumentalism was further appreciated when Miss Winifred Evans with exemplary fidelity interpreted Liszt's Rigoletto," the execution of which was pleasingly recognised by critics. The finale was the singing by solo and chorus of the National Anthem, as sung before her Majesty at Osborne.
BEATTY'S ORGANS AND PIANOS. Hon. Daniel F. Beatty, Washington New Jersey, the great Organ and Piano Manufacturer, is building and shipping more Organs and Pianos than ever. In 1870 Mr Beatty left home a penniless plow boy, and by his indomitable will he has worked his way up so as to sell, so far, nearly 100,000 of Beatty's Organs and Pianos since 1870. Nothing seems to dishearten him obstacles laid in his way that would have wrecked any ordinary man for ever, he turns to an advertisement, and comes out ot it brighter than ever. His instruments, as is well known are very popular and are to be found in all parts of the world. We are informed that during the next ten years lie intends to sell 200.000 more of his make; that means a business of 20 000,000 dollars, if we average them at 100,000_dollars eaot-, It is already the largest business of the kind in existezkf Write to Daniel F. Beatty, Washington, New Jersey.
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Correspondence. The Editor does not hold himself responsible for tint opinions expressed by Correspondents. SACRED SUNDAY EVENING CONCERTS. To the Editor of the Penarth Chronicle Dear Sir,—The concert held in Andrews' Hall last Sunday night was an unqualified success, both from a musical point of view and the attendance. The collection, too, was very creditable. Now, sir, something of this kind is much needed in Penarth during the winter months. I have cited last Sunday evening's concert just as an example of the kind of thing required, and the masses attending it is, I think, very fair proof as to the support which such an undertaking would receive. Of course the object of the concert ltist Sunday claimed the support of a large number, yet I have no doubt that a series of Sunday evening concerts would draw almost as many. It would give somewhere for our young peopl* to go, who are now to be seen up and down our streets. Then, if it would be a means of drawing people from the streets to the hall to spend an enjoy- able hour, can anyone raise an objection against con- certs on a Sunday ? Could not the Philharmonic Choir, who gave last Sunday's concert, take something of this sort in. hand ? It would bring them before the public notice,. and thus would do them a great deal of good, for would they not gain in numbers, and of the best talent in Penarth ? With the aid of soloists from Cardiff and Penarth, the choir could get up some thorough good concerts, thus conferring a boon upon, and earning the gratitude of, hundreds of Penarthians. Thanking you in anticipation, I am, Yours &c., WANDERER. SUNDAY EVENING MUSICAL SERiVICE. To the Editor of the Penarth Chronicle. Sir,—Last Sunday, as you are aware, a musical service was held in Andrews' Hall. for the benefit of" the widow and children of the late Mr Alfred Smith, who was recently burnt to death at the Penarth Steam Laundry. That the concert was a success no one denies, but I should like to say a few words concerning some of the arrangements. The hall was literally packed, and yet only fiO was the sum realised from that mass of people. How isthis to be accounted for T Many may think it a very good sum to get by volun- tary contributions, but taking the object into con- sideration, I do not consider the collection was sati factory. The reason tor this I think is to be found in. the fact that door arrangements were decidedly bad,, no one being there to keep out the hundreds of chil- dren-rough boys especially, who crowded in the- room as soon as the doors were opened. I think ifc some of the committee or other persons bad been placed at the doors to keep out the children, unless they were accompanied by some responsible persons, the collection would have been very much larger, because hundreds of those adults who were turned away would have gained admission- I do not write thus for the sake of complaining, far from it, my only object being to suggest to the com- mittee the desirability of making better arrangements, on any future occasion. I am, Sir, Yours respectfully, :ONE PRESENT..
Dead in his Bunk. ,I, At six o'clock on Wednesday night, the master of; the ss. Conquil, of Liverpool, after arriving in Penarth Dock, reported the death of an able seaman^ named Nil Peklin, aged 32, which took place in Penarth Roads the same day at three o'clock p.m. T. N. Collier, chief mate aboard the same boat, in- formed Sergeant Morris that he went into deceased's bunk, aud there found him dead, although he had been at work just previously.
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