KEEPING OUR OWN POOR. Under the Parish Councils Act, if the section be adopted, Penarth can sever its connection with Car- diff and keep its own poor. Is it not passing strange that having a 1/1 general district rate, with the inevitable grumbling tacked on to that fact, we do not keep our own poor instead of paying X2250 to Cardiff every year, and, only spending, including salaries, about Y,300 on ourselves ? Here is the poor rate lOd in the -6, and on that amount we could build alms houses, endow them and keep the honourable indigent in an honourable form. The name work- house has a horrid name which will stick to it a long time yet. Why, we could keep our actual poor on id in the 9, and spend "on them more than we do now; what then could be done for lOd in the £ ?
The Uandaff Diocesion Associa- tion of Change Ringers. PENARTH BRANCH. At St Augustine's Church on Saturday, March 2nd, with the bells muffled, an attempt was made for a peal of Minor 5040 changes, but after ringing 2640 changes in 1 hour 25 minutes, being a 720 of Grand- sire, two 720' ofeut and 480 cf Oxford Treble Bob, the conductor called stand owing to the sudden illness of one the band. G. Watkins I W. B. Hiss 2 D. Thomas 3* J. Vinnicombe 4. T., Nartliy 5- C- Smith condudtor 6. This was rung as a last taken of respect to the memory of Mrs Lewis, wife of the Lord Bishop of Llatidaff, President of the Association, «vho was in- terred at Llandewi Velfry. PembroukeBinre, on Friday march 1st. Also to Lord Aberdaie, who wan interred at mountain Ash the same day, A similar attempt for a peal of Bob tribles at LUncaT, on Friday evening, was unfortunately last after ringing 54 minutes, through the muffler unfastening of the tenor Clapper, afterwards a quartet, poll of Bob trit>le«, 1260 changed was successfully brought rouud in 49 minuites. J. Vinnicombe 1, D. Thomas 2, W. B. Bist*, 3, G. Watkins 4, C. Smith 5, J. Clutterbuck 6, C. Lloyd (conductor) 7, T. Northy 8. G- Watkius hails from Barry; Messrs Clutterbuck Lloyd arid Biss- Llandaff, MetlsrsViuuicombe Thomas Northy and Smith, from Penarth.
Spirit Adulteration. At the Penarth Petty Sessions, held on Mondayt W IU. Evans, landlord of the Golden Lion Hotel, Glebe-street, Penarth, was summoned for belling gin adulterated to the extent of 47f degrees with water. The amount allowed for dilution is 35 degrees, and I a defendant pleaded that he had made a mistake. A fine of 92 3s, including costs, was imposed-
p ATOIEIWORK. PATCHWORK. Patchwork. Agents Wanted, Ladies, Families, and others totry oar Parcels, containing about 200 assorted pieces of beau- tiful prints, suitable for aprons, cushions? quilts- One sample parcel, Is 6d; two, 2a 6d four, 4s 9d carriage paid. Also velvets, silks, satins, &c., one parcel. 2s fd; two. 4s 6d; four. 6s 3d.—J, BLACK, 71 Burlington Streek MANCHESTER- 6 i
„ G hit-Ghat. By RAMBLING TOMMY. La Grippe has been busy at work in Penarth during the past few weeks, and the doctors in coping with this and other diseases have had their hands full e < < Popular feeling in favour of homoeopathy is on the I up grade, and our two local practitioners find they J have their work cut out to deal with the many I patients who are now seeking their advice. Angry expressions against Mr Graves by medical gentleman of the other school only tend to bring Jmore promin- ently the homoeopathic method of the treatment of disease before the public. Mr Graves has been re- markably successful in many most critical cases, and these are the best recommendations. We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen." 000 Once more would I direct attention to the concert I to be given in Andrews' Large Hall next Wednesday, in aid of the widow and family of the late MrCosslett. The tickets have gone remarkably well, and there is every prospect of the accommodation of the hall being tested to its extreme limit. There are yet a few shilling tickets left, and those who intend to be present will do well to purchase them at once. o 4 o The United Choir will meet, for practice on Sunday evening at the Tabernacle Baptist Chapel at 8.30 and at the hall on Tuesday evening at 7-30. The mem. bers are urged to attend both these rehearsals. 006 The Solo Artistes will be—Soprano, Miss Beatrice Edwards, (Cardiff), of the Royal Welth Ladies' Choir, and prize winner at Bridgend Eisteddfod; and Miss E. Webb, (Penarth); Contralto? # Miss Lilian Jones, (Cardiff), Cert. R.A.M., and prize winner at Pontypool Eisteddfod; Tenor, Mr John Thorns, (Barry), Baritone, Mr Justin Parry, (Penarth) Bas, Mr J. F. Proud (Penarth), Conductor of the Cardiff Blue Ribbon Cboir; and Mr John White, (Penarth); Violinist, Mr J. N. Strong, (Penarth); Pianist, Master Thomas, (Barry). Prof. G.C. Howell (Penarth) will be the Accompanist. < 8 At the Good Templar lodge meeting on Wednesday evening, it was resolved not to hold a session next week in consequence of the concert. o e Police Inspector Roberts, who has not been amongst us long, seems to be making headway into the good; graces of the general public of this town* We have not always been satisfied with our police force, but we own to being well pleased with the selection of Mr Roberts, as our neff police inspector. We hope he has come to remain* Here's to his future pros- perity and sucoeps coo We have, of lite, been assailed with several names, of diffexeut makes of bread, such as the Cytos, Farine, Hovis, Germ, &c. The two former have ouly jn t recently sproug into prominence here. The "Cytos" is old by Mr H. R. Williams, "the Queen Restaur- ant," and thu" Farine" by Mr Hayter, Arcot Street and Plassey Street- We are now awaiting the introduction of some other kind. « o The Penarth Football Club, after a long holiday. I turned up at Newport last Saturday with five of their best men away, but the score piled against them, viz, 1 goal 5 tries to 1 try was no disgrace. The first beginning of the Club this season was bright and prosperous, but, the second, alas looks very, very much against our men. As usual, ill-luck is sure to follow them before the season is completed. o o • The Penarth Pier is already making itself popular with Penarth people, which shows how they appre- ciate the welcome addition to our town. When the J l 1 — — —s» summer comes, which brings-along with it so many excursionists and pleasure parties to Penarth, we* think the Company will find business very brisk, ant) especially when the excursion boats run to and front, Weston, Ilfracombe, Minehead, Porthcawl, ancl. various other places of interest. The directors de- serve to be well repaid for their enterprise, and wo, wish them every possible success- 000 A new name. It usually takes, I think, some two- or three days to cross the Bay of Biscay, but if It coutains what the new name infers, viz., the Bay of Whisky, it would take at least the same number oi I weeks for many ships to get across. 000 Who would have thought that influenza would b& responsible for the following verses ? Yet so it is A certain Penarthian Jay abed thinking; he had noth 7 ing else to do. He was just recovering from aD attack of the influenza., ithe time wore wearily way and he wanted something to do; He had, in times* gone by, made some attempts to write poetry, and be suddenly thought be woald have another try, with. the following result A poet's born, not made, they say, So ta-ra-ra boom de ay Was what a poet wrote one day Oh! ta-ra-ra boom de ay. A musician came one day, 'OroH ta-ra-ra boom de ay He to music set this lay Of ta-ra-ra boom de ay. f Then came the singer in the play, Of ta-ra.ra boom de ay < Lottie Collins had her say In ta-ra-ra boom de ay. Soon after this, the people gay, Sang ta-ra-ra boom de BJ, And to their work they went each day, With ta-ra-ra boom de ay- Whistled to them on their way, This ta-ra-ra boom de ay Nothing else could people say, But ta-ra-ra boom de aj. Now nought else can baby say, But ta-m-ra boom de ay The song he sings both night and day Is ta-ra-ra boom de ay. s ¡ Mama," dada," he can't say. But ta-ra-ra boom de ay, He'll sing for ever and a day, Oh! ta-ra-ra boom de ay. I'm getting tired of the lay, Of ta-ra.ra boom de ay I get it sung to me all day, This ta-ra-ia boom de ay. Curse ta-ra-ra bqqra de ay Hang ta-ra-ra boom de ay! Kill ta-ra-ra boom de ay Bury ta-ra-ra boom de my o On Wednesday next, the members of the Presby- terian Debating Society have under consideration the Disestablishment question. It is.anticipated that the:" debate will occupy more than the one evening, and that the division will: take place on Wednesday, the 20th inst. e,
Penarth Promenade and landing Pier. At a meeting of the Board of directors, held ott Tuesday, a tatter was read from Cuunty Councillor Jotham, suggesting that farcify season tickets should, be issued at JEl Is for four members of a family to be admitted at one time, any above that number to pay the ordinary feo. In reply to Councillor Jotham's letter the following communication has been received. Dear Sir,-Yours of the 28th ult. At a board meet- ing held to-day it was decided to charge the following for season tickets, and trust. the same will meet your approval --Firbt ticket, 10s second, 5s third, 5i4 fourth and lJublequp.Qt;2b 6d available for membse-i of the same houisoliold.-Yorus truly, DENNIS J WOOD, Secretary—Frederick Hy. Jothaoa* OC.
local charity fund. This will be continued until the private fund is exhausted, after which, the Guardians will again disburse the weekly 10/ Of what use, then, has been the money privately raised ? None whatever. It has gone to swell the Poor Rate coffers which are already liberally replenished by what we pay compulsorily. How, then, came about this un- satisfactory state of things ? Were we to act up to the Biblical injunction, not to let the left hand know what the right hand doeth, this perversion of private charity had not occurred. The morbid desire to see one's name ia print is responsible for this. To pose as philanthropist, and advertise one,s self simul- taneously, are ofttimes the motives actuating beneficence. For the future let us do good by stealth and blush to find it fame It would appear that a Guardian who now goes through a solemn form of oath is bound not to sanction or allow the payment of moneys to persons in possession of means. It therefore behoves all philanthropists to contribute unostentatiously their quota to the alleviation of distress.