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IREV R. J. REES, M.A, AT BETHEL.

BARRY FREE CHURCH COUNCIL.

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BARRY FREE CHURCH COUNCIL. SUNDAY NEWSPAPERS AND EXCUR- SIONS. CONTEMPLATED ACTION. An ordinary meeting of this Council was held on Tuesday evening at Bethel Presbyterian Cbapel, Court-road, under the presidency of Mr E. B. Smith-Jones, amongst those present being hevs J. Mydyr Evans (secretary), Aaron Davies, Ben Evans, W. Williams, W. D. L. Cann, and J. L. Jenkins, and Messrs J. Cruise, W. J. Flowers, S. R. Jones, W. Meikle, E. J. Llewellyn, W. M. Davies, &c., &c. SUNDAY NEWSPAPER NTISAIFCE. The President, in introducing this matter, said that the crying of newspapers in streets on Sunday was now an actual public nuisance, and he considered that it would be a perfectly easy matter to get the authorities to interfere. He also mentioned the harmful and demoralising effect of the special facilities offered by the Barry Railway Company to the bona" fide traveller on Sundays. Something should also be done in that matter.âThe Rev Ben Evans said be felt that the matter of Sabbath desecre- tion by the crying of newspapers in the streets, and it would be good if the Council exerted itself in the direction of preventing it. He re- peated what had been done at Llanelly iij the matter of opening shops on Sunday, and in view of what was occurring at Barry, he be- lieved that it would be well for all ministers from their pulpits to refer to the matter, and thus create a healty public opinion on the matter.âMrW. M. Davies suggested that a deputation should wait upon Superintendent Giddines respecting the evil, and this was eventually agreed to, the President, Secretary, and tie Rev Aaron Davies being selected to act upon such deputation, and it was further ag, ød that a resolution should be passed on the matter at all the churches next Sunday. SUNDAY EXCURSIONS. Respecting this matter, it was stated by Mr W. M. Davies that the evil of the bona fide traveller nuisance was not felt in the same degree at Barry as it was in the rural villages and towns on the Vale of Glamorgan Railway, and on the villages and at Pontypridd on the t,hondda branch.âA discussion took place upon the matter, the Rev Ben Evans throwing out the suggestion that the whole of the free churches in these localities ebould be approached Ion the subject with a view of exerting their influence upon the directors of the Barry Rail- way Company to prevent them from issuing these special facilities on Sunday in fature.- The Rev Aaron Davies spoke in reference to :-unday labour at the docks, caused by the Btirry Company, and considered that they had a divine authority which impelled the Council to take measures to prevent it. It was a sad thing for labourers since they were forced to do this or starve.âMr J. 0. Davies suggested that the Council petition the Company on the matter, the further suggestion of the Rev Ben Evans being agreed to.

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