t Penarth District Coliilcil, TOWN'S FINANCES. PUBLIC SEATS AND ALLOTMENTS. BUNKUM AND FLAPDOODLERY. OPEN SPACES QUESTION. The ordinary monthly meeting of this authority was held on Monday night. Mr. W. L. Morris, J. P., presided, and was supported by Messrs. D. Morgan, H. Snell, L. Purnell, R. Guy, R. Bevan, D. Rees, and J. Pavey. The collector submitted his monthly statement showing thatduring June, £ 46-14-0 had been collected of the General District Rate, the recoverable amount being £ 3437-11-11. Of the private improvements £ 58-16-0 had also been secured, leaving outstanding £ 1882-0-2. To the treasurer £ 102-4-9 had been paid leaving a balance in collectors hands of £ 3-15-10. The statement for July showed that £ 1251-10-5 of the General District Rate had been collected, the recover- able amount being £ 2286-1-6, whilst towards the private improvement account, £ 63-4-10 was secure 1, the outstanding amount being £ 1818-15 4. Paid to treasurer £ 1214-14-7. Balance in hand £ 3-10-6. On the motion of Mr. Snell, seconded by Mr. Morgan the seal of the Council was affixed to the agreement of the Taff Vale Railway to construct a footway lead- ing from Cogan to Penarth Dock Station. Mr. R. Bevan moved, and Mr. Snell seconded, that the Councils seal be also attached to the document authorising the borrowing of the necessary money for the purpose of widening the old parish road towards Lower Penarth. Carried. The plans recommended by the Public Works Committee were similarly stamped. A boatman's license was granted to Williamson and another to Linstrop, whilst a game license was granted to Mr. Fennel. It was elicited that nothing bad been done re Smith's claim, that Batchelor and Snowden's claim was still in abeyance, and that with respect to Sunday boating no restrictions had been put on the licenses. A letter was read from Captain Lindsay to the eflect that he was unable to give another constable to Penarth, and advised the Council lo write to the Joint Police Committee for additional police. In answer to Mr. Lloyd, Mr. Morgan stated that negotiations with Mr. Solomon Andrews were so far advanced as to make the Ludlow Lane Urinal a thing of the past, for its speedy abolition or improvement would soon be un acoomplifait. (Hear, hear). In view of the recent cab and cycle accident at the bottom of Beach Road, Mr Morgan's suggestion that something be done to prevent further accidents result- ed in the Surveyor's being directed to write to the Cyclists' Union for a notice warning "This place is dangerous to Cyclists." Mr Purnell having remarked that in consequence of the recent heavy rains the earth bad sunk four or five inches near the kerbing and channelling in certain places in Westbourue-road, and that this was a source of danger, The Surveyor said he had already given instruc- tions to the foreman to attend to the matter, as well as to the wiring and securing of certain trees which had been affected by the late violent gales. The (ilerk observed that the new bye-laws relating to omnibuses, lately approved by the Lccal Govern- ment Board, now gave the Council power over the 'buses running to and from Cardiff. An account of X47 10s for another horse for the Council was passed, The Surveyor observing that the animal had given satisfaction to the vet., Mr Stewart. The Local Government Board having obtained par- ticulars as to the extra duties about to be imposed on Mr T. Meazey, and having- sanctioned the imposi- tion, it was resolved, on the motion of Mr Furnell, seconded by Mr Snell, to increase the inspector's stipend by the princely and prodigal sum of £10 per 365 days, Mr Meazey to reciprocate this lavishness by smoke testing all new drains, inspecting all new I bouses, and to otherwise make himself "generally useful" (outside his Inspectorship of Nuisances duty) if so required, Ihe Surveyor significantly reminded the Council that Mr Meazey was not under him, but nevertheless had always been ever ready to give extra time and labour to anything appertaining to the public weal. 'I he Clerk was instructed to break to Mr Meazey the news gently in instalments, and see that the medi- cal officer was handy when he did so. A Jot of bunkum over Mr Thomas Griffiths, the recently-appointed clerk of the works, having been indulged in, it was magnanimously decided to pay him for the work he had actually done for the Council; Mr H. Bevan brought on again the question ot the lighting of Arcot-street. He with Mr Snell had been appointed a committee under the old regime to report on the matter. The incandescent light having been voted a failure, it was now a point as to whether the Council should adopt the recommendation of the old Board or appoint another committee; the question of the better lighting cf the lower end of Lord-street also demanded urgent attention. Upon the Chairman's suggestion, the same commit- tee was re-appuiated, and requested to report on the matter at an early opportunity. Regarding the Cogan allotments and the brush with the Bute, the Council, after hearing the reading of the petition from several Cogan would-be allot- ment holders, decided, after considerable discussion, that Messrs L. Purnell, R. Bevan, and R. Guy be ap pointed to investigate the matter, and secure an out- sider's opinion as to whether the land now offered them by the Windsor Estate, to wit, Mr Morgan's field, was suitable or not; as the Act for compulsory hiring could not be enforced against the Bute when suitable land was offered in the same vicinity. Mr Guy, wishing to know what the Open Spaces and Recreation Committee were doing, was informed by the Chairman that Mr R. Forrest had been of late away. but he (Mr Morris) nevertheless hoped to see during his term of office the acquisition of not a piece of ground the siza of his fist, but a really good slice which would satisfy the most fastidious and confer a boon on not only the children but the public generally. (Hear.) n Mr R. Bevan, opining that his pet scheme would be consummated, The Chairmen remarked that he need not fear, as there was a good committee this time acting in the C5 matter. The Clerk read a letter from the Local Government Board to the effect that provided any street was a public walk, seats could be furnished out of the public rate. This pronouncement, added to section 164 of the Public Health Act of 1874, and the Act of 1890, will cause general satisfaction. Mr Guyjdropped a subtle hint as to the provision of shelters being a desideratum realised in the near future. In view of outsiders coming into Wales and s-c,ir- ing our water gathering grounds, Mr Franklin, of the County Council, wrote a letter asking the Council if they would join in concerted action in the opposing or proposing of any Act of Parliament relative to the water encroachments by Englishmen ? This was thoroughly discussed, but as the Cardiff Corporation were bound to supply Penarth with water, it would be of comparatively little moment to us; yet, for politic reasons, the Cleik was directed to ascertain what expense attached if the Council decided to take organised action in the matter.
Cupid Again! JONES—EMERY. At two o'c!oc'k on Wednesday afternoon, at the Windsor-road Congregational Chapel, the njptials were solemnised of Mr Frederick Jones, son of hp late Alderman Daniel Jonei, Cardiff, and brother of the late Mr J. P. Jones, Asbdene, Penarth, and Miss Mary Louise Emery, of Severn-road, Canton. The officiating minister was the pastor of the chapel, the Rev. J. Gwilym Jones, A.T.S., and the groomsman was Mr E. G. Downe. The bride, who was given away by Mr G. H. Downe, was charmingly costumed in electric blue grey, with white corded silk sleeves and sash, yoke trimmed with lace. and a big white picture bat trimmed with satin wings and chiffon. She carried a lovely white bouquet, and also wore a gold bangle set with diamonds, the gift of the bride- groom, to whom was also presented a secretaire by his bride. There were three bridesmaids—Miss Queenie Downe, Miss Gladys Downe, and Miss Freda Downe, cousins of the bride- Mits Queenie was dressed in salmon pink crepon trimmed with white lace, with a black picture hat and pink rose. Miss Gladys had on a white embroidered muslin dress, trimmed with white chiffon, and a picture bat. Miss Freda was similarly attired, but wore a picture bonnet- Miss Queenie, too, wore a gold brooch, and Miss Gladys and Miss Freda a gold bangle with their initials set in pearl, these being the gifts of the bride- groom. A leception was afterwards held at Hard- wick; Plymouth-road, where the health of the happy pair was enthusiastically drunk. Subsequently they left en route for Switzerland, where the honeymoon will be spent. The bride's travelling costume was a dove-coloured cloth and white hat with wings.
A Lady Dipsomaniac. Catherine Yarnton was, at the Penarth Police on Wednesday, arraigned for drunkenness and dis- orderliness on the highway on the 3rd inst. Catherine indignantly repudiated the charge, and said she was subject to fits. P.C. 166 stated at 11.30 p.m., in Salop-street, he found her very drunk, shouting, cursing, and swear- ing, and it required two constables as well as her husband to get her into the house. Catherine still disclaimed the impeachment, saying, I don't give in. I'm subject to fits, whereupon P.O. 278 corroborated his brother officer by adding that the woman was ;I stinkin- of drink," using filthy language, and was biting and screaming. 2s 6d and costs was the amercement.
-mum Bravery at Sea. PRESENTATIONS AT PENARTH- On Tuesday morning, at the Penarth Dock Offices, pleasing taugible recognition was made of two cases ot conspicous bravery at sea. Mr. Phillip Morel, J. P. presided over the proceedings, find was supported by Mr. M. Krieper (German), Mr Thomas Williams, Inspector of the Local Board of Trade staff, Mr. D. Kyd, Mr Charles Baker, Mr William Anning, and Mr William Turner. To Mr William Farrel was presented a handsome gold watch and chain, the chairman remarking that Farrel was master of the barque "Gladstone" of Maayport, bouud for Pensacda and on December 27, 1892, about 330 miles west of the Azores, whilst a. high sea was running, "a vessel which appeared to be in distress, was indistinctly sighted by Bridges, the mate. The vessel was showing a torchlight. The mate reported this to the captain, who at once bore down upon her, and it was soon discovered that she was a wreck and named the felix Mendelssohn cf Germany, about 800 tons burden. Heavy seas were continually washing over her, and she was fast break- ihg up. The crew were huctdled íog-eíher aft in a small wheel house. Captain Farrel called his men together and conferring as to the necessity of imme- diate action, the mate and and five seamen volunteered their fer vices. After much difficulty the lifeboat was launched and proceeded to the wreck. The Felix was about two miles to the leeward of the Gladstone, but after much toil and danger owing to the higoh sea and floating wreckage around the hull, the lifeboat was got under the quarter of the sinking ship, and five were with great difficulty taken off and put aboasd the Gladstone. Another trip was immediately made under more difficult circumstances than the first, as rhe Gladstone had drifted towards the leeward of the wreck. The remainder of the crew numbering seven including the master and his officeis, were then brought safely off. It appears from the statement of the master of the Felix that his vessel had been in a helpless condition for six days, and that the crew had nothing to eat except a few pounds of raw rice during the whole time, as the cabin which contained the stores had been completely washed out, the first nig',t of the gale, and only a small quantity cf rice was saved. The men who were in a very exhausted state, were treated with great kindness by Captain Farrell and his crew, and every precaution was taken to diet them in such a way as to restore them to health, which was happily accomplished. They were landed atQueenboro' after being aboard for 27 days. One man had lost his life through falling from the rigging during the gale, and another was washed overboard fiom the German vessel before she was sighted by the Gladstone. Captain Farrel upon receiving the watch, suitably responded, The chronometer bears on the outer case, the letter W, surmounted by the German Crown and the medal- lion of the Emperor William in different coloured gold on the inner. The German Consul, on behalf of his Government also spoke, making eulogistic references to the bravery of Farrel and his Crew. Frederick Mclntyre, on behalf of the Canadian Goot, wis next presented with a silver watch for b°ing the first- to volunteer and render service to tis feliowmen on the open sea, so far back as June 8. lSDU. 0:t that day Mclntyre, an A. B., was aboard itio. Arethusa of Greenock, 40 days out from Rio to Newcastle, New South Wales when the Africa, St. John's, New Bruns- wick was sighted in distress. In response to the eaptain's appeal for help, help he first volunteered and was followed subsequently by the mate i)oiiii and three A B's. A boat with great danger was lowered into the Choppy sea, and the Captain's wift; of the Africa, who was lashed to the Mizzen msst. the captain himself, and five men were safely taketi off. The mate with six men who had taken to a boat and were also taken aboard the Arethusa, arid kindly treated for forty-two days when they were landed in New South Wales.
Drowned from a Channel Steamer. SAILOR LOST OFF THE NASH. As the passenger steamer Lady Margaret, Messrs. Edwards, Robertson, and Company's new boat, was making her way back to Cardiff from Tenby on Mon- day evening, one of her crew, a young fellow named El. Rjfers. of Peuarth, was lost overboard in the vicinity of the Nash It appears the passage had been an extremely rough one, the waves being so boisterous as to render it necessary that all ropes and loose gear should be stowed away below, and it would appear as though Roberts had gone below when the vessel had approached comparatively smooth water for some of the ropes, and was in the act of placing a fender over the si&,Yiear the sponson, ready to protect the steamer in berthing at the Penarth Pier, when possibly the weight of the fender, together with the lurching of the vessel, caused the poor fellow to lose his balance and fall overboard. Nc one saw the occurrence, and nothing up to now been seen of the body.