Penarth Carpenters and Joiners Convivially Assemble. A THOROUGHLY ENJOYABLE EVENING. GRACEFUL COMPLIMENTS TO LOCAL CELEBRITIES OF THE CRAFT. ? GROWTH OF TRADES UNIONISM. WHO TAKES THE MONEY FROM US? g— On Friday night the Windsor Lodge Branch cf the j General Union of Carpenters and Joiners had their annual supper at the Ship Hotel. Among" the craft. and visitor., present were Andrew Mc Arthur L (president of the lodge), David Thomas (treasurer), Jas Smith (secretary) Slade (president of the Cardiff branch), John Stapleford, \V IL T. j Ford, Harris, Geo. Elkington, Snowdon, Escott, Sam. Thomas, Jenkiu Llewellyn, and T. S. Lloyd. Letters of apology for noil attendance were read from Mr Tom Northey, Mr R. 13ovali and Mr T. Bevan, the last named however, being represented by his eldest son, Master Ernest Bevan. About 50 sat down to an excellent repast, catered in faultless style by Miss James, the hostess. Mr Mc Arthur presided over the post prandial proceedings. Following the Queen's toast Mr David Thomas gave a capital rendition of The Mariner's dream of bome." In proposing the toast of The Army, Navy and "Reserve Forces," Mr Llellewyn, after referring to our loyalty and patriotism, remarked that though he deprecated war, yet it was politic to be prepared for the fray when it couldn't possibly be avoided. As a citizen he was proud cf the volunteer forces, and he had no doubt they would acquit themselves like men when the occasion arose. (Jlear, hear,) Mr Lloyd said he felt a peculiar pleasure, although junior to Sergeants David Thomas and Bartlett, in re- plying to such a toast. Three years ago he saw the fleet at Gibraltar, and as be looked upon those 1-doos Dt war lie, felt that our sea girt isle was quite safe. He would now advert to something nearer and dearer to I is and their hearts—the Volunteers—our pride and gl HY. No other country had such a force, and its motto was "Defence not Defiance. ^(Applause.) Nev<?r was it S3 effective as at the present day, for the roll call numbered 222.000, and with God's help they should strive to make it more effective. He had contributed his quota, for had he not enrolled his eldest boy ? (laughter ) He was slso proud to say that his name was the first sent in from Penarth for the long service medal. (Applause.) Glamorgan oug-ht indeed to glory in the 3rd Y.B. One heard a great deal of Cymru Fydd, but he thought that that sentiment was displayed in its most glorious sense by the 2,300 who constituted the 3rd V.B., which was the strongest battallion in Great I Britain, (prolonged applause.) In reply to Mr Snowdon who proposed The Town and Trade of Penarth,'5 Mr Sam Thomas said that though he was one of the old inhabitants, and most emphatically a Penarth man, having been a resident for 35 years, yet one of the main disabilities of his life was not being a Welshman. He had, however, married one of the best Welsh-women who had ever lived, and was therefore half a Welshman, also a Penarth man pure and simple. (Laughter-) The trade at the dock was yearly increasing although they had been temporarily crippled by their Barry rival; he was glad to state they were fast recovering them- selves. (Hear, hear ) The great coal dispute which had lately overshadowed them had happily clearc II away, so that for 18 months at least there would be no danger from strikes. That was a matter for great thankfulness, for never should he forget the disas- trous strike from 1872-75, when people in the place were actually starving. Then there was another hopeful look-out in the extension of the dry dock where between X40,000 and X- 50,000 would be spent, X20,000 to Y-30,000 of that going towards payment of wages. ("Hear, bear.) The honour, glory, pretige and strength of the Empire were the outcome of—not the Volunteers—but the industrial sections. (Laughter and applause.) In answer to Mr Slade's toast <•' The General Union of Carpenters and Joiners," the treasurer, Mr D. Thomas referred to the mutual and incalculable benefits of trades' unionism. The principle was defence not defiance," and was not antagonistic to master-builders. The masters, by the 6 months' notice clause could, with confidence, estimate for con- tracts, and were thus not at the mercy of blacklegs, who in a weak moment, demanded advances. The Union had numerically made great strides, having within a few years increased from a membership of 1,400 to 8,000. (Hear, hear.^ The speaker next detailed the pecuniary advantages accruing to mem- bers, and said that he felt proud the craft had produced such eminent local celebrities as Mr T. Bevan, Mr vY. L. Morris, J.P., and the man who took the most out of their pockets -aili, Jenkin Llewellyn (Laughter and applause.) Mr W. H. T. Ford made his maiden speech by toasting "The Visitors" in a few well-chosen remarks- Mr Lloyd further responded by saying he felt it an honour in having his nanre coupled with the last toast. The Carpenters' Guild was as old as the hills, for in the- Book, which was the secret of England's greatness, they read of Noah, Soloman's temple—that masterpiece of carpentry—with its two pillars, Boaz and Jachim, and further on of "the despised and rejected one" who followed his earthly father's calling. The toasts were interspersed with vocal and instru- mental music, those assisting in the harmony being Messrs Smeardon, Sergt Bartlett, Crouch, Sam Thomas, and the chairman, who possesses a well tinit-tred voice, and in no small measure added to the evening's musical enjoyment. The rest of the time was given up to conviviality.
The Llandaff Diocesian Associa- tion of Change Ringers, í PENARTH BRANCH. On Saturday, March 30th, at St Augustine's Church J with the bells half muffled, 1440 changes of minor were rung in 46 minutes, being one 720 of Gratidsire and a 720 of Oxford treble bob. D. Thomas 1, F. Bartlett 2, W. B Piss 3, J- Vinnicombe 4, T. Northey 5, C- Smith, conductor 6- These were rung as a last token of respect to the memory of the Honourable Mrs Sweet-Escott, of Norwood. Somersetshire, widow of the late Rector of Brornpion Ralph, and mother of the Rector of Penarth, the Rev vv. Sweet-Escott, The deceased lady was interred at Bromptcn Ralph, Somersetshire, on Wednesday, March 27th. j
THE division of Penarth into two parishes becomes an accomplished fact this week, although certain legal formalities have yet to be completed- Iioughly an accomplished fact this week, although certain legal formalities have yet to be completed. Iioughly stated, the division is made by the railway) although Cogan parish extends somewhat into the neighbour- hood of West Cottages, an attempted arrangement by which Cogan would be restricted to an area lower down the hill having fallen through- It is a curious fact that the parochial boundary line between Cogan and Penarth runs through a number of houses, so that the kitchen is in one parish and the parlour in another. By the way, w&s it ever decided to which pvrish the baby belonged—that is, the tramp's child born in bam where three parishes conjoined ?
Wesleyan Bazaar at Penarth. w°? UTednesday afternoon a Bazaar and «ale of Work on an extensive scale was opened in Andrews' Large Hall, in connection with the united Wesleyan churches of the Penarth Circuir. which includes those ot Barry and Barry Dock. The ball was tastefully and elaborately decorated, the work being- executed under the care of Mr Jones, representing Mr Howell e 0 of Cardiff. The front of the platform was orna- mented with pampas grass, which was so arranged as to hang gracefully in arch form with a palm in the centre of each. The platform itself was used as a kind of afternoon tea room, where for the small charge of Sixpence, could bo obtained bread and butter and cake; and a pot of tea specially made, all to one's self. The stalls were arranged on either side of the room, and contained an immense quantity and varied assort- ment of goods—some of a very costly description and others of a more modest and every-day-use character. The stalls were fitted by Mr R Hancock as a contri. bution to the funds of the bazaar. Mr Andrews gave the free use of the hall, and Mr Howell also contri- buted the decorations free. There were five stalls as follows Arcot Street stall—presided over by Mrs Stevens, Mrs Frazer, Mrs Chivers, Mrs Kemp, Mrs Fennel, Mrs Hancock, and Miss Walkey; (2) Trinity Stall—Mrs Wallace. Mrs T Morel, Mrs llibbert, Mrs Hicks, Mrs J Gribbs. and Miss Davis Barry and Barry Dock Stall—Mrs James, Mrs Lowdon. Mrs Wills, Mrs Moon, Mrs Flo wers, Mrs Davies, Miss Jones, Miss Haines, and Miss Robins; Refreshment Stall- Mrs Wallis, Mrs Cullis, Mrs W B Gibbs, Mrs Hayden, and Mrs Pawley; Flower Stall—MissG Frazer, Miss G Morel, Miss A M Stevens, and Miss Hilda Chi vers. Mr H Frazer was the Treasurer, and Mr J N Strong' the Secretary. Each evening amusement was pro- vided in the form of Tableaux vivants, the various characters being splendidly represented by, amongst others, the Misses Frazer, the Misses Chivers, Mr G Frazer, Mr T Morel, and young ladies from Miss Summers' School, Maes-y-dari, and were under the superintendence of Mr and Mrs Cullis, and Miss Ramsdale. Professor Mayo, of Cardiff, gave phre- nological lectures, and examined the heads of many who wished to know themselves A number of electrical experiments by Mr Butland, of Westbourne Road, also proved a source of attraction. Vocal and instrumental music was contributed on Wednesday evening by Miss E Webb, Mr Ernest Jones, Mr Auskings and Mr Roberts. The proceedings were opened on Wednesday by Me Henry Frazer, after a short religious service, con- ducted by the Rev J D Stevens We understand that the amount realised was t228 10s Sd, or about C50 more than the amount actually required.
Daath of Mrs James Ware. It is with igreat regret we announce the death of Mrs Ware, relict of the late James Ware, Esq., J.P., of Beach Road, Penarth. Death took place oil Wednesday morning, about 5 o'clock, there being present Dr Price, of Cardiff, Dr Nell, Mr Alec Ware, and Mrs Bowring. Deceased was 72 years of age.
F -0 0 T B L L The Penarth club is still suffering from absenteeism. Only a fairly good muster of old players turned up to meet Abergavenny on Saturday last. Edwards of the seconds, and Williams of Barry, filled up vacancies in the forwards, and T. Jones, a promising young player, made his debut as wing threequarter. The ground was wet and sodden, indeed almost too soft I to play upon. It will be remembered that on the last occasion when these teams met early in the seaon Penarth were victors by a dropped goai and three tries to a converted goal. Then, however, Penarth turned out a stronger team than that of last week, and the men were in better condition. The display is hardly worthy of comment. The play was of tfid most wretched description. At the outset Penarth had nntters much their own way, but the forwards fell off in the second half, and the visiting ups in the latter part of the game had much the best of the deal. The visitors ups pegged away through slush and mire in a most surprising and energetic manner, and had by no means shot their bolt at the call of time, Indeed, had the Abergavenny backs been equal to those of Penarth, the visitors must un- doubtedly have won the day. The Penarth forwards were both slow and unskilful, and apparently off colour. They commenced well, but ended badly. Clenience has been playing well lately, but be never excels on a wet ground. The play at half, in the Penarth ranks, was not remarkably good, neither waS the work of of the threequarters, indeed, the whole te m will have to i- --O-%Ie wonderfully if they wish to keep the score duwu with Cardiff, on Saturday next.\ The new wing three quarter—Jones—has plenty of dash in him, and made a very favourable impression. Saturday's contest will put him on his mettle, and be will then be able to show of what stuff he is made. It is to be hoped our men will play up against Cardiff, although many of our best players will be absent* There is sure to be a good gate.
"A tidy lass" was Collier's-- comment upon a woman carrying a child whom they passed near the inn. Rather late for her to be trampin' it just now. Couldn't take her in, I suppose, eh ? Good .night," he cried to her. i She made Inwer, but when the men had got on a Lute •• halted, and after a moment's consi- deration, s t :i in the gloom under the trees. People jr.. re-passed, but no notice was taken of Ley, there she remained for nearly an hour until Collier passed on his way to the signal- box, and then she rose and followed him, but sha was evidently weary. Not a penny," she muttered. "Not a penny to get, a night's lodging or a bit to eat. He'll never refuse me a little. And yet he can be cruel, and he may be harsh. But I must try, or die She "hushed" the child kindly enough as she transferred the burthen to her right arm, and pro- ceeded on her way. Collier, unconscious that he was being followed, went on leisurely, and entered the signal-box in the cutting to relieve his mate, Dick. Punctuality is the thief of time, George,' remarked the man in the box; and you always are up to him, I must say." "I wish you were," retorted Collier. "Why, you kep' me waitin' ten minutes only yesterday, and it was near twenty the time afore." Collier was not in the best of tempers; that much was evident to Dick, who replied, for he was fond of proverbs, as he thought them Soft answers is like the running of water—. coolin' and pleasant.' So I'll not contradict ye, George, more than say in' that lies is no argument. Come, clear out with your lies,' or lie here on. the floor for a while," returned Collier, angrily. "If you're late in the mornin' I'll report you." "Report away," retorted Dick. "It's a pity ye can't keep sober, George. "Wine is a mocker and beer is ragin' as Mr. Robinson tells me. So good- night, and 111 relieve you early as you like. Good- night! "Good-night," replied Collier, half sulkily. Beer is ragin', is it ? Well, then, I hadn't any worth spealiin' about. Only spirits. What's that P" He listened intently, but the sound, whatever it was, was not immediately repeated, and he was too busy to attend to anything but his duties for some minutes. At length, what appeared to him to be a tap at the door, roused him, and he turned towards it. The door slowly opened and a female form came into the full blaze of the gas-light. Collier involuntarily retreated. His hand pressed upon his forehead as if he looked upon a ghost. His hair almost stood up in his terror, and he couldfcot utter a word. Don't you know me, George ? He knew her now. The voice was 'enough. But he put out his arm as if to thrust her out. Go, go-leave me in peace. Know ye—yes, I ,do-only too well. Oh, Lucy—Lucy llayrrymd why have you come back ?" u HAP z (To le continued.)