L MISSES EVANS and SMITH, 13, Jromfield;Place, Penarth. Lessons given-Violio, Piano, and Theory. Engagements Accepted, I
G hit-Chit. BY RAMBLING TOMMY. There seems to be a little misunderstanding as to the aims and objects of the Penarth Blue Ribbon Choir, and one or two individuals have even suggested that a spirit of opposition to the various Chapel Choirs in the town prompted its formation. It has also been stated that the new Choir is greatly injuring other Choirs. Now an emphatic contradiction must be given to both assertions' The Blue Ribbon Choir has exceeded all anticipations. It now numbers over 110 members, and yet every practice there are new applications for membership by young people possess- ing soprano and contralto voices. Like every other Choir in Penarth there is a lack of Tenors and Basses, and a cordial invitation is given to gentlemen of both voices to join, provided they are Total Abstainers. -0- The object of the Choir is to enlist the sympathies of young people in the Temperance Movement, and also to lead them to use the powers which God hath given them tofuither His Kingdom by singing to His glory, and also by assisting to win the drunkard and the profligate to Him who has said "no drunkard can enter the Kingdom of Heaven." The aims of the choir are high, and they can but praise God that they have already been used as bumble instruments in His service. I hope the opponents of the Blue Ribbon Choir will take these remarks kindly, and at once and for ever banish the idea that any unkind spirit prompted the establishment of the Choir, which is composed of representatives of almost every place of worship in the town' -0- On Tuesday last Mr George Carslake Thompson, chairman of the Penarth School Board, presided at a conference on Mission work in connection with the autumn meetings of the British and Foreign Unitarian Association. -0- Mr D. H. Edmunds, House, Insurance and Coal Agent, has removed his Office from High Street, to the corner of Glebe Street and Windsor Road, (over Mr Crossling's shop). For business purposes these premises will be far more suitable, as they will also be more central. The Blue Ribbon Choir entertainment announced to be given on the 27th November, has been postponed until the 4th December. Mr R. A. Lewis, Cogan, will give an exhibition of flash-light advertising in Cardiff, from St. John's r, School yard, on Saturday evening. -0- Monday next will be the day for receiving nomi- nations of candidates for the Penarth School Board. These must be delivered at the office of Mr Harris, Returning Officer, not later than 4 o'clock. The election will take place on the 15th inst. -0- The weather during the past week has been some- what fickle. The early part there were very severe frosts, and the brick ponds were coated vith ice. Tberoads on Tuesday morning were so slippery that one or two +1- i,„„3es roug '1 such a has ag A Scho( follow To-N 8 to 1 same words to those electors who are in favour of the Undenominational party. "Attend the meeting to- night and stick up for your rights. -0- The annual meeting of the Cogan Allotments Associ- ation will be held in the Board Schools, Cogan, on Monday evening next. The balance sheet will be presented and the election of cfficers for the ensuing year will take place. A gentleman hailing from Lancashire has been visiting Penarth this week, and has declared it to be the prettiest place he has ever visitsd. —o— Herr Pareezer has been much annoyed by the con- duct of a few youths who, having paid their threepences to attend his entertainments this week, have displayed their ignorance and devilry," and he has told them that he neither wants their presence nor their money. -0- A tea was given on Monday last, to the members of Arcot Street Wesleyan Choir, by the newly-elected conductor, Mr John Walker. After tea a social meet. ing was held, when rules were laid down for the future conduct of the choir. It is not intended to go in for any claborate performances, but to work for the improvement of the congregational singing. Mr Walker is a young man, and I understand this is the first position of the sort he has held, but,be has a good knowledge of musie, and is likewise greatly respected by the young people generally. -0- Mr E. A. Jones, who for several years :held the position of organist, at Arcot Street, has recently resigned, and Mr Bert. Hallett, whoTacted as deputy. has now been appointed to the premier position. Mr Hallett's previous experience has well qualified him for the post. He is a clever manipulator of the organ, and, like Mr Walker, i3 greatly respected. May the popularity of both these gentlemen increase. I wish them every success, land hope that the choir will become a great power for good.
A Life-Boat Story. A dozen of hearts and a dozen of hands And the courage of death!—'lis a Yorkshire boast; It was all they asked one November noon When a hurricane, blew on the Whitby coast. For a cry came over the wailing sands, And spread through the village, and swept through the street, There'll be widows to-morrow, and fatherless bairns, For exposed to the storm is the fishermenls fleet. There was not a minute to dream or to think, It was Who's for the life-boat" ? and C., Who's for the shore ? Just a kissing of lips of the lasses they loved, Just a sigh, and a cheer, and a grasp of the oar. For the men out at sea weie exposjd to the storm, But were not forgotten by "pals on the land; Whilst there's life there is hope, whilst there's strength there is rope, The heart of a friend) and the grasp of a hand. Just picture the scene, 0 my brothers in town, With your petty annoyance and impotent strife, In the midst of our city it is Worship of Self— On the fishermen's coast it is rescue and Life But the morning breaks, and the storm is past, And over the village, and into the street, The sun is shedding its wintry rays On the scene where they fought for the fishermen's fleet; j And the sea is calm, and the sand is still, Where they manned the boat and they went to death. What'a that ?-out there in the steamer's wake- Here, give us your glass 1 Then they held their breath; And a beam of light shot out of the sky, And a cheer roared out of the Yorkshire throats, ks they saw the Life-boat making home, With the rescued crews from the fishermen's boats. say die is the motto of men, fight to conquer, and mean to win, well worth living to earn the tears wept them out and cheered them in. ile is told. But there's something more, can never be done by praise or pen, ;t think of the sea when the tempests roar, five of our gold to the Life-boat men.. 4
SB < Correspondence, ( To the Editor of the Penarth Chronicle. COGAN WOULD-BE ALLOTMENTS. DEAR SIR.—Quirquequip, in his notes of last week, accuses the would-be Allotment Holders of Cogan of ingratitude towards the Penarth District Council, of that they refused the offer of a piece that they, the Council, had been the means of obtaining from the Windsor Estate, for the purpose of Garden Allotments. Now Sir, by the time that I have finished this epistle, I may have proved that instead of ingratitude being levelled at the heads of the Inhabitants of Cogan, it may be applicable to another quarter- In the firstl place, Mr Editor, we will go back to five long weary months of waiting that have passed since the first application was made to the Council for land Now when the deputation made their first application to the Council for land, the certain piece of land that was desired by the people of Cogan was pointed out to them by the deputation, and which piece of land the deputation bt ited would be the piece suitable. Now, Sir, it would be an easy matter to offer an individual something which you knew he would not accept. Now Sir, it was an unsuitable offer that the Council made to the deputa- tion, and they, the Council, knew it when they made the offer. I think I am correct in stating that there was not a member of the Council who put, his shoulder out in the least in trying to get the land desired by the people of Cogan. They did about as much as a telegram boy could have done in conveying a telegram, on which were as meagre a number of words that could have been put on it, just sufficieat words to make it into a sentence, and then patiently and motionlessly waited the reply. Now Sir, is this the way that those persons should treat the Rate- payers after the Ratepayers took them into their confidence and placed them where they are. Surely it is on the Councils part that you must go for the ingratitude- The least that could have been expected from them was a little energy and perseverence on their part with the Bute Estate, but no, they were satisfied with the reply that came, My Lord says you cannot have the land," and they, the Council, were contented to leave it at that. Now Sir, it was stated in one of your issues of a few weeks ago, that the land offered by Lord Windsor was altogether un- suited for the people of Cogan, it being so far away, and also being a very hilly field. Now, I should like to ask Qnirquequip if he knows what it is to go out in the morning at six o'clock and do a hard days work in all kinds of weather and then come home and do a few more hours hard work in his garden. If be does, I think I would be safe in stating that the nearer he could get his garden to his house the better it would be for him. After a man has done a hard days work he does not want to walk half a mile and scale a bill into the bargain. Now Sir, there is credit due to Lord Windsor in his offer of the land, although is is unsuitable, because he has not another piece of land nearer to Cogan to offer, but then, it must be under- stood that Lord Windsor would lose nothing by letting his land for Allotment purposes, it would bring him in a great deal more money than what it is bringing him in at the present time, yet little acts of generosity, such as his offer is appreciated by the working classes, and if the Lords of the land only showed a little more of the generous spirit than what the majority of them do, a better feeling would exist toward them than what exists at the present time. Now, where you will find one Lord of the soil wi-,i a little of the generous spirit in him. you will find !en that is the other way, and I think I am safe in class- ing Lord Bute with the latter sort. These Lords seem to forget from what class comes the men who compose the Volunteer Soldiers and the men who make up the regular Army to defend this Country. Whose privileges do they defend, their own or the Lords of the soil 1 what privileges have the working classes got to defend ? a hand to mouth existence, an occasional snub, and also a blank refusal of some land applied for, and of which they are willing to r <y a fair price for. Do those Lords shew gratitude towards the working clasbes of this country in refusing to grant a few little privileges which may be the means of making the existence of the working classes a little more comfortable than what it is at present. I will finish up by saying these few words" Land is one of the elements necessary to man's ex:stence, and the ownership of it should not be the right of the few but the privilege of all." Yours truly, COGANITE. ■-==
'Flo I- U=r-]-, "Ol Though you Rub! Rub! Rub i And you Scrub! Scrub! ScruM 'Vou'll fincr that It's not in your power" In the old-fashioned way To do in a day What Hudson's Will do in an bout. KVPSON'S SOAP, A FINS POWDER-IN PGCKEIW