BARRY AND CADOXTON LOCAL BOARD ELECTION. 10 THE ELECTORS. LADIES AXD GEXTLEMEX, Hiving been invited to become a candidate at the tbove election. I have consented to do so. The gjowth of the district has been so phenome- nally rapid that I would advocate the adoption of sufficiently adequate measures to hasten the cor- striction of roads and sewers, so as to have the w\ole of the district in a clean and proper con- dition before the next winter. Amongst other -easons for your support I base my claims on the following—Firstly That being perfectly indepen- dent I would only study the interests of my fellow ratepayer;; generally throughout the whole of the district. Secondly I have special knowledge of sanitary matters, which are of great importance in a new place and lastly. I reside in the centre of the district, so that I have an intimate knowledge of the requirements of the inhabitants of that part as yet without a representative on the Board. If you elect me, I will do my best to serve you well and faithfully. I am. Ladies and Gentlemen. Your obedient Servant. W. LLOYD EDWARDS, Gwynfryn. Holton-road.
TO THE ELECTORS OF THE BARRY AND AND CADOXTON LOCAL BOARD DIS- TRICT. LADlES AND GEXTLDIEX. The time for which you were good enough to elect me as a member of your Local Board expires on the 15th April next. Having been irvitid by several influential ratepayers to again contest the seat. I have consented to do so. Therefore I venture to ask you for your vote and interest at the forthcoming election. I may say that I am the only member on the board interested in agriculture. I al-o represent the portion of Sully included in the Loc. 1 Board area. and which amounts to a rateable value of over <17.000. If elected, I shall endeavour in the future, as in the past, to further the interests of the whole dis- trict in fair and impartial manner. I am, Ladies and Gentlemen. Your obedient Servant. WILLIAM THOMAS. The Hayes, Sully.
LO CAL BOARD ELECTION, 1891. TO THE ELECTORS OF THE BARRY AXD CADOXTOX LOCAL BOARD OF HEALTH DISTRICT. LADIES AXD GENTLEMEN, The period for which I was elected a mem- bf of the above Local Board having expired, I beg to offer my services again. I trust that my past conduct will be so approved as to merit your votes and interest in the forthcoming election. I have the honour to be, Ladies and Gentlemen, • Your obedient Servant. EDWARD HUGHES, 13. Vere-street. Cadoxton, Marth 19th. 1891.
J OCAL BOARD ELECTION, 1891. TO THE ELECTORS OF THE BARRY AXD CADOXTON LOCAL BOARD OF HEALTH DISTRICT. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, Having been invited to offer myself as a candidate for one of the four vacant seats at the forthcoming Election. I have great pleasure in placing my services at your disposal. I have had considerable experience in Local Y",ard work. and past experience will probably lIe valuable in this new district. If elected, it will be my ambition to render my best services to the ratepayers. I am, Ladies and Gentlemen. Your obedient Servant, WILLIAM THOMAS, Auctioneer. 57, Vere Street. Cadoxton, 19th March. 1891.
I> ARRY AND CADOXTON LOCAL BOARD > ELECTION. TO THE ELECTORS OF THE DISTRICT. LADIES AXD GENTLEMEN. The short period for which I was elected member of the Local Board being about to expire, at the request of a large number of influential ratepayers I have consented to offer myself for re-election. My views are known probably to most of you. so that I need only add the assurance that. if re-elected. I will do my utmost to promote the best interests of the district generally. Trusting to be favoured with your vote and interest. I have the honour to be, Ladies and Gentlemen. Yours very faithfully. ED. TREHARNE. Cadoxton, March 25. 1891.
P E 5 A R T H LOCAL BOARD. ELECTION OF MEMBERS. TO THE ELECTORS OF COGAX, LLAN- DOUGH AND PEXARTH. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, As the period for which you elected me as one of your representatives is about to expire. I have, at the request of several ratepayers, re- solved to appeal to you for a renewal of your con- fidence. As during the past six years, so in the future, if it be your pleasure to elect me. I shall at all times study the interests of the district, having due regard to the pockets of the ratepayers. I am. Ladies and Gentlemen. Your obedient Servant, WM. B, SHEPHERD. 43, Clive Place, Penarth, March 24 sh, 1891.
BARRY AND CADOXTON LOCAL BOARD ELECTION. LADIES AXD GENTLEMEN, Having been asked to come forward as a candidate at the forthcoming Local Board Election. I have at last given my consent to do so, having been closely connected with this vast growing district ever since the starting of the Docks. I am also a heavy ratepayer. If you think me fit for one of the vacant seats. I promise my utmost to study the interest of the very heavily taxed ratepayers, and also to do all in my power towards the welfare of this important district. I am. Your most obedient servant. JOHN JONES. Golden Key. Main-street, Cadoxton, 31st March. 1891.
LOCAL board ELECTION.! I beg to inform the Electors of the Barry r, y and Cadoxton Local Board District that I have been jjuly selected by one thousand (1.000) men, through their delegates, to represent them on the Local Board as a Labour Candidate. A number of local tradesmen and other large latepayers have for some time back been urging ne to offer myself as a candidate for one of the vscant seats at the forthcoming election. I have decided to comply with the wishes of my nutierous friends and supporters, and pledge myself to tarry out and study, at all times, impartially, those measures that will tend to the best interests of tie ratepayers of this entire district and the welfare of this important locality. GEORGE GARXET T. Barry-road, Cadoxton. March 25, 1891.
——— j J. rp H o M A s, (Formerly lorenian of the G.W.R. South Wales Harness Department), gADDLER, HARNESS & COLLAR MAKER, H0L10X-R0AD, BARRY BOCK, (Opposie Central Police Station.) ALL ORDERS EXECUTED ON THE SHORTEST NOTICE. VALUABLE FREEHOLD ACCOMMODATION AND BUILDING LAND IN THE PARISH OF MERTHYR DOVAN, IN THE COUNTY OF GLAMORGAN. AND NEAR TO CARDIFF AND THE NEW BARRY DOCK. MESSRS. STEPHENSON AND ALEXANDER are instructed to SELL by AUCTION, at Walker's Barry Hotel. Barry, on TUESDAY, the 28th April next, at 2.30 in the Afternoon, the follow- ing valuable FREEHOLD LANDED PROPERTIES, Situate in the Parish of Merthyr Dovan, in the County of Glamorgan, viz. :— Lot 1. A Close of LAND, numbered 70 on the recent Ordnance Survey of the Parish of Merthyr Dovan, having a frontage to the road leading from the Buttrills to Merthyr Dovan, and adjoining the New Cemetery, and containing about 2a. 2r. 25p. Lot 2. Two Closes of LAND, numbered 233 and 236 on the recent Ordnance Survey of the said parish, having a frontage to the road leading from Barry to Colcott, and containing about 10a. lr. lip. Lot 3. A Close of LAND, with the Cottage and Buildings thereon erected, and known as Colcott Vach, numbered 63 and 64 on the recent Ordnance Survey of the said parish, having a frontage to the parish road leading from Colcott to Merthyr Dovan, and containing la. lr. 35p., or thereabouts. Lot 4. A Close of LAND, numbered 50 on the Ordnance Survey, having access to the parish road from Coldcott to Barry, and containing about Oa.3r. 20p. Lot 5. Six Closes of LAND, with the Farmhouse, Outbuildings, Yards, and Orchard, known as Colcot Vawr, having a considerable frontage to the Barry and Port-roads, and numbered 40, 52, 53, 54, 55, and 56 on the recent Ordnance Survey of the said parish, and containing 16a. 2r. 6p., or thereabouts. Lot 6. Three Closes of LAND, adjoining the before- mentioned Lot, having a frontage to the Port-road, numbered 42. 47, and 48 on the recent Ordnance Sur- vey. and containing about 14a. Or. 35p. Lot 7. Three Closes of LAND, numbered 44, 46 and 200 on the recent Ordnance Survey of the said parish, having a considerable frontage to Port-road, and con- taining about 15a. 3r. 15 p. Lot 8. Two Closes of LAND, numbered 199 and 45 on the recent Ordnance Survey of the said parish, having a frontage to Port-road, and containing 3a. 3r. 15p., or thereabouts. Lot 9. Two Closes of LAND, having a frontage to the Port-road, and also to the parish road leading from Barry to Port-road, numbered 179 and 180 on the recent Ordnance Survey, and containing 9a. lr. 6p. or thereabouts. The foregoing lots are within short distances of the Barry Dock, and afford an unusual opportunity to in- vestors in this class of property in this rising and important district, and are now in the occupation of Mr. David Howells, upon a yearly tenancy, v." hi eh ex- pires in February next. Plans. Particulars, and Conditions of Sale are in course of preparation, and may be had upon applica- tion to Messrs. Stevens, Bawtree, and Stevens. Solicitors, 73A, Queen Victoria-street, London, or of the Auctioneers, at Cardiff. QGMORE ANGLING ASSOCIATION. The above Association having JJENTED THE DUNRAVEN WATERS For their Member's jp X C L U 8 I V E ANGLING, Any person found fishing without a ticket will be prosecuted FRANK BARTLETT. Hon. Sec. Q U S T O D I A N WANTED. The Maestcg Local Board requires the services of a Custodian for the Town Hall. The duties will include the taking care of. and general management of the Town Hall, seeing hiring' fees paid, and the keeping of proper order a t ill Meetings and Entertainments. 11 Applications in writing for the office, stating salary required, endorsed Custodian." to be delivered to me not later than six o'clock of the evening of Friday, the 10th April next. R. SCALE, Clerk. Town Hall Chambers. March 28th, 1891. COLLECTOR WANTED. The Maesteg Local Board will at its next Meet- ing proceed to the Election of a Collector. The duties will include the preparation and collection of the General District Rate, collection of other dues belonging to the Board, and the el keeping of the necessary Books and Accounts rela- ting thereto, in accordance with the requirements of the Local Government Board. Security for X500 to the satisfaction of the Board will be required. Applications in writing for the office, stating salary required, endorsed Collector." to be de- livered to me not later than six o'clock of the Evening of Friday, the 10th April next. R. SCALE. Clerk. Town Hall Chambers, March 28th, 1891. DOARD SCHOOL, CADOXTON, BARRY. A GRAND CONCERT Will be held under distinguished patronage at the above place, Ox EDXESOAY EVEXIXG NEXT, APRIL 8TH, In aid of the Cadoxton Welsh Church Building Fund, when SEVERAL EMINENT ARTISTES Will take part. Chairman SIR MORGAN MORGAN, Cardiff. Doors opf>n at 7. the Concert to commence promptly at 7.30. Admission 2s.. Is. and 6d. IX) THE INHABITANTS OF HOLTON ANT) THE BABBF DISTRICT GENER^LLY. JJICHAHD GUY, THE WELL-KNOWN PORK BUTCHER AND BACON CURER, BEGS to Inform his numerous customers that on THURSDAY, April 9th, Next, he will open large and convenient premises suitably erected for the trade, at HOLTON-ROAD, BARRY DOCK, and, while thanking his customers for past favours, respectfully begs a continuance of their patronage and recommendation. His goods will be precisely the same quality as those for which he is so well noted at Penarth, and will be sold at the same price. WILL OPEN ON THURSDAY NEXT, APRIL 9TH. ADDRESS HOLTON-ROAD, BARRY DOCK, AND GLEBE-STREET, PENARTH. J. JONES, (FROM BAKER BAKER, BRISTOL.) Begs to announce that he OPENED on Thursday, March 23th, 1892, with a well-assorted Stock of MILLINERY, FANCY, AND GENERAL. DRAPERY. Note the Address BRISTOL HOUSE, 16, MAIN STREET, CADOXTON. WANTED. WANTED, in good condition, Second-hand VV WHEEL-BARROW—Apply and state price to W. B., South Wales Star Office. WANTED, respectable BOYS to sell the South IYale* Stur.—-Good commission to suitable lads. Apply Manager," Star" Printing Works, Vere Street, Cadoxton. A PARTMENTS required by two Gentlemen.— XV N eighhourhood of Cadoxton Village or Old Barry, preferred.—Apply "Excelsior," South Wales Star, Cadoxton, Barry. GM ENERAL SERVANT Wanted able to do plain J" cooking.—Apply A 21, South M «/t'« Star, Cad- oxton, Barry. DRAPERY-Wanted, sharp YOUTH, also young D LADY APPRENTICE out-door preferred.- W. C. Edwards, Dunraven House, Bridgend. FOR SALE. I7H3R SALE—A 35 Guinea Piano, for £ 1C. Come and see it. Also a Musical Box, plays 8 tunes, cost £ 8, will sell for f2 10s.; this is a bargain.—Apply Buckland, Salop-street, the oldest established dealer in Penarth. IT^OR SALE, a Genuine Bargain, Bedroom Suite of Furniture, consisting of Wan!robe, Waehstand, Dressing-table, Towel-rail, two chairs, and pedestal.— Apply Buckland, Salop-street, the largest dealer in Penarth. FOR SALE, Treadle Sewing Machine large marble time piece, cost £ 10 strikes the half hours; will sell for C3 10s. Also two pairs of bronzes.—Apply Buckland, Salop-street, the oldest established and largest dealer in Penarth. ASH.-Full Value given for Ladies', Gentlemen's, J and Children's Cast-off Clothing. Furniture Bought. All orders punctually attended to on receipt of postcard.—Mrs. Buckland, 23, Salop-street, Penarth. PONIES and Traps Let out on Hire. Bath Chairs for Hire or for Sale. Light hauling done.—Buck- land's, 23, Salop-street, Penarth. TO LET. HOUSES TO LET, Castlcland Street. Three minutes' walk from Barry Dock.—Apply J. D. JEXKIXS, Vere Street, Cadoxton. OFFICES TO LET.—In splendid position in main thoroughfare, gas laid on.—Apply D. Williams, 20, Caroline-street, Bridgend. EDUCATIONAL. p AY SCHOOL FOR GIRLS. HEBBLE HOUSE, CADOXTON, BARRY. Principal MISS BARSTOW. Next term commences MONDAY, APRIL 13th. BARRY PREPARATORY SCHOOL, ATHER- STONE, WINDSOR-ROAD. PRINCIPAL MISS BURBRIDGE. R.A.M.. Assisted by thoroughly efficient Governesses. Thorough English, French, Music, and other Accomplishments. Kindergarten Taught. BARRY PRIVATE DAY SCHOOL, FOR BOYS AND GIRLS. TO COMMENCE OX APRIL 7TH. MUSIC, DRAWING, and Rudiments of French, as well as all the Elementary ,Ssbjects, by thoroughly qualified and experienced Teacher. For full particulars, apply to- I MRS. COLLIER, 111, HIGH STREET, BARRY. JNTERMEDIATE GCHOOL, 113, HIGH STREET, BARRY. MISS TAYLOE WISHES by these means to convey her sincere thanks to her numerous patrons for past support, and begs to inform them that her School will Resume duties on APRIL 6TH. PROSPECTUS OX APPLICATION. [A CARD.] ME. J. CLARK FAIRBAIRN, ARTIST, 55, VElÍE STREET, CADOXTON. TAYLOR & CO., R.I>.C. (Registered by the Worshipful Company of Plumbers, London), PRACTICAL PLUMBERS AND HOUSE DECORATORS, 113, HIGH-STREET, BARRY. 63- ALL WORKS GUARANTEED. Estimates Given Free. A Trial Respectfully Solicited. Cheapest Place in Barry for Wall Papers. A-. KINDS OF GLASS CUT TO ORDER. N.B. t and CO. employ rrt/ixtard plumbers. NOTICE! NOTICE!! 118, HIGH-STlawr, BARRY. FINEST ASSORTMENT OF POTATOES, FRUIT, VEGE- TABLES, POULTRY, RABBITS, ETC. AT LOWEST PRICES. ALL ORDtRS PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO B. I) A V IKS, 118, HIGH-STREET, BARRY. (A CARD.) MR J. A. OWEN, ARCHITECT AND SURVEYOR, 5, VERE STREET, (Opp'site the Local Board Office,) CADOXTON, BARRY. GARDEN 5EEDS, Flower Seeds, Farm Seeds, Seed OaV Barley, Vetches, Wheat. Beans, «tc.: ARTIFICIALMANURES; IMPLEMENTS, Carts, Wagons, Ac., )f all kinds. Catalogues Free.-J. HIBBERT & SfXS, 10 and 11, Castle-street, Cardiff. GREAT SHOP. E. GRIFFITHS, "pUVEXXY SHOP, JJRIDGEND, Is now shewing the I.ATEST NOVELTIES IN ALL DEPARTMENTS. If you want the best value in the trade in Ladies', Children's, and Infant's HATS & BONNETS, pay a visit to Ewenny Shop. Latest Styles in DRESS MATERIALS. Latest Novelties in Ladies' MANTLES. Latest Novelties in Ladies' and Children's JACKETS. Charming Novelties in BONNETS and HATS. New RIBBONS. X ew GLOVES. '> Latest Novelties in FLOWERS, FEATHERS. &c. B. SEIDEMAN, TOBACCONIST, EXCHANGE TOILET CLUB, 5, EXCHANGE BUILDINGS, BARRY. LADIES' COMBINGS CAREFULLY MADE TO ANY DESIGN. CERTIFICATED CHIROPODIST. CORNS CAREFULLY CUT AND EXTRACTED WITHOUT PAIN. Moderate Charges. Ladies and Gentlemen waited upon at their residences. TESTIMONIAL FROM DR. GORE. Cadoxton. February 24th. 1891. '"Mr. B. Si*iDEiiaN. Hairdresser and Chiropodist, of Exchange Buildings. Barry, removed a hard Corn for me in December last. from which I had suffered a deal of pain. I was very pleased with the way the operation was done. It was quite painless, and up to the present I have not had the least trouble from it re-appearing. ALFRED GORE." (S5= PLEASE NOTE THE ADDRESS. WHEN times are bad then money is scare, and every one tries to buy in the cheapest market. If you want GOOD STRONG SERVICEABLE BOOTS CHEAP, now is your time to give G. B 1 8 H 0 P, Of HOLTON-ROAD. A call, he having just secured a LARGE STOCK OF READY-MADE JJOOTS, SHOES, AND SLIPPERS Of every description, which he will be able to Sell at about HALF THE USUAL PRICE for Cash. Hand-sewn Boots made on the premises by ex- perienced Workmen. Special attention given to repairs. Nothing but the best material used. TERMS STRICTLY CASH. r- Note the Address :— G. BISHOP* PRACTICAL BOOTMAKER AND REPAIRER, HOLTON-ROAD, BARRY DOCK.
-Y O C A L BOA RD ELECTION, TO THE ELECTORS OF THE BARRY AND CADOXTON LOCAL BOARD DISTRICT. LADIES AND GEXTLEIEX, Mv time of offic on the Local Board expires oil 15th April. 1891.and I have been asked by several influential rsepayers to offer myself for re-election, and I has consented to do so. A, von are awarei am a Director of the Barry Dock and RailwaysCompany, and am interested in property at Barr and Cadoxton, I have, con- sequentlv. a large stake in the welfare of the District. I feel that I hav already received great marks of confidence fronthe electors of the Barry and Cadoxton district I was elected your member at the first County Ouncil Election, and your repre- sentatives have cbsen me as their chairman since the formation of he Local Board. If you add one more honour to I.ose yju have already conferred upon me. by agin ejecting me as one of your representatives oi the jocal Board. I shall gladly do all that I can n pranote the best interests of our rapidly increa-ing own. I am. Iadie: and Gentlemen. Ymr obedient Servant, JOHN CORY. Porthkerrv. Barry, March 1391.
¡ B1RRY AND CADOXTON LOCAL BOARD DISTRICT. TO THE ELECTORS., Having been selected by the representatives of the different branches of trades to offer myself as a candidate in the Labour interest at the forth- coming- Local Board Election. I respectfully solicit your interest and support. I hope to have other opportunities to lay my views before you. I remain. Your obedient Servant. WILLIAM COPP. 2. Moxon-street. Cadoxton, 25th March, 1891.
p E X A H T H LOCAL BOARD. ELECTION OF MEMBERS. TO THE ELECTORS OF PENARTH, COGAN, AND LLANDOUGH. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. The time for which you elected me as one of your representatives on the Local Board is about to expire. During the Xine Years it has been my pleasure to represent you on the Board I have given every attention and support to the best interests of the district, and if it is your pleasure to again elect me, I shall continue to serve you faithfully. I am, Ladies and gentlemen, Your obedient Servant. DAVID MORGAN. Woodland House. Penarth.
B AHRY AND CADOXTON LOCAL BOARD. TO CONTRACTORS AND OTHERS. The Board hereby invite TENDERS from persons willing to Contract for the Work of SCAVENGING the District for a period of Three Months (or Six Months if required) from the 1st day of May instant. The district to be divided as follows, viz. Division Xo. 1. Cadoxton District. Division No. 2. Barry Dock District. Division No. 3. Barry District. Specification may be seen and forms of tender obtained on application to the undersigned. I Sealed tenders endorsed Tenders for Scaven- ging Division No. 1.2, or 3. as the case may be, to be delivered to Mr. J. A. Hughes, Clerk to the Board, on or before the 15th day of April. 1891. The Board do not bind themselves to accept the lowest or any tender. By order. J. C. PARDOE. Surveyor to the Board. Cadoxton, 2nd April, 1891.
BARRY AND CADOXTOX LOCAL BOARD. TO CONTRACTORS AND OTHERS. The Board hereby invite TEXDERS from persons willing to Contract for the SUPPLY OF HORSES. HAULIERS and CARTS to do the necessary haulage work required for the Repairs of Roads in the district, for a period of THREE MONTHS (or Six Months if required), from the 1st day of May instant. The District to be divided as follows, viz. :— Division No. 1. Cadoxton District. Division No. 2. Barry Dock District. Division No. 3. Barry District. Division No. 4. Merthyr Dovan District. Further particulars and forms of tender may be obtained on application to the undersigned. Sealed tenders endorsed Tender for Haulage. Division 1, 2. 3, or 4. as the case may be, to be delivered to Mr. J. A. Hughes. clerk to the Board. on or before the 15th day of April. 1891. The Board do not bind themselves to accept the lowest or any tender. By order. J. C. PARDOE. Surveyor to the Board. Cadoxton, 2nd April. 1891.
INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL AT BARRY. THE JOINT EDUCATION COMMITTEE for the COUNTY OF GLAMORGAN having offered to establish and maintain an Intermediate School in the Barry District, on condition that a freehold site be obtained free of cost, and the sum of C 1.500 raised towards the cost of erecting a suitable building, it has been decided to appeal to the public for subscriptions towards this object. The Barry Dock Town Syndicate. Limited, have very generously offered an acre of land near Barry Dock Police Station free. for a term of 99 years, and Mr. Thurston Bassett has consented to grant the reversion, thus making the site a freehold one. The following subscriptions have already, been promised, viz Mr. J. Cory £ 1250 0 0 J. C. Me-gitt 50 0 0 „ J. Arthur Hughes 50 0 0 Lewis W. Jones 25 0 0 „ O. H. Jones 10 0 0 J. Lowdon 10 0 0 ,R.P.Culley. 5 5 0 .J.: 400 5 0 Subscriptions will be received by the treas- urers. stcretary, or at the South Wales Union Bank. J. CORY. I O. H. JONES, l Treasurers. J. ARTHUR HUGHES, Hon. Sec;
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES. & DEATHS. Itfr. H. L. Jones, Registrar of Births and I)ratlis, resides at Holton Routl, Barry Duck, whcre lie may be seen daily from 9 to 11 a.ui. BIRTHS. YOUXG. On March 30th, at 51, Plymouth-road, Penarth, the wife of Cuthbert T. Young, of a son. MARRIAGES. WADDELL—MORGAX.—On March 28th, 1891, at the Parish Church, Penmark, South Wales, by the Rev. D. L. Griffiths, William Waddell, A.M.I.C.E., Barry, -Ni son of John Waddell, of Sandgate, to Marianne, second daughter of the late John Morgan, of East Aberthaw. DEATHS. TREHARXE.—March 28th, at Newpark, Llantrisant, Emma Treharne, wife of Treharne Treharne, aged 49. MATTHEWS.—-On Good Friday, at his residence, "General Picton," Porthcawl, Thomas Matthews, aged 68. ASHLEY.—March 29th, at Barry, Oscar Edward, aged 21, fourth son of E. W. Ashley, Otago Villa, Cow- bridge-road, Cardiff. Aic Hope Villa, Bridgend, on the 28th inst. (after a few days liiu^o. Rev. Thomas Cole, for 35 years minister of Hope English Bnptist Chapel aged 65. Public funeral at Bridgend on Wedu uacfay 5 at 3 p.m. HOOD.-At Sherwood, Cardiff, on the 27th inst., Cochrina Walker, beloved wife of Archibald Hood, Vice-chairman of the Barry Dock and Railways Company, aged 65. Deeply regretted. TRI PP.—March 20th, at Cadoxton, Mr Robert Tripp, of Weston-super-Mare, aged 63 years. WOOD.—At the residence of his son-in-law (Mr. Hannan Clarke, Gloucester), on Monday, the Rev. Precentor Wood, vicar of Penmark. aged 82 years. ROBERTS.—On the 25th nIt., at 7, Grrving Dock- street, Trevor Hayden, aged two months, son of Mr. Joseph Roberts, timber merchant. HUGHES.—On the 28th ult., at 37, Fairford-street, Cadoxton, Sarah Ann Louisa, aged 17 weeks, daugh- ter of Mr. Thomas Hughes. WILLIAMS.—On the 30th ult., at 12, Lombard-street, Barry Dock, Richard Williams, coal trimmer, aged 34 years. EDWARDS. -On the 1st inst., at 13, Daniel-street, Cadoxton, Charles William Dowle, aged 20 months, son of Walter Edwards, labourer. HALE. On the 1st inst., at 2, Gilbert-street, Cadoxton, Isaac William, aged nine months, son of Isaac Hale, titter's labourer. PHILLIPK-On the 29th ult., Charles Phillips, of Castell Coch Cottages, Tongwynlais, aged 78. Funeral Saturday, at four p.m.
I THE NATIONAL UNION OF TEACHERS. The schoolmaster has not received from writers, and especially from novelists, the defer- ence due to a man who holds such an import- ant position. Dickens seems to have felt a positive hatred for them and Thackeray, though more kindly disposed, did little but caricature this class. Possibly this may have been due to a feeling of revenge for early vigorous disci- pline. A story is told of a certain captain of the Queen's Navy, whose school life had given but little promise of his future success, that he invited Dr. Bushby, once headmaster of West- minster, on board the vessel of which he was in command. When the doctor had boarded, the captain ordered all hands to be piped on deck for punishment. When all was ready the captain turned to the boatswain and said Give this dashed old scoundrel three dozen," and the astonished doctor had no course but to submit. We are glad to think that this feeling has now disappeared. Teachers seldom now have to resort to corporal punishment, and the best- disciplinarians never have occasion to do so. We arc pleased to have the opportunity of welcoming for the first time to Wales, the National Union of Teachers, whose annual con- ference is now being held in Cardiff. The Union has already done much good in effecting a reform in the system of payment by results. Under the old system an efficient master with bad material to work upon, received less grant than a less capable master with a bright class of boys. Inspectors of schools, however, under the present system, must take into consideration, not the amount of knowledge possessed by the boys, but whether the master has done his best for the boys under his care. The abolition of the old iniquitous system is due to a great extent to the exertions of the National Union of Teachers. The Union is not, however dis- posed to rest on its oars. The reforms which it now advocates are many and far-reaching. The first, of course, is free education, on which all sensible men are now agreed. The second is to secure a fuller liberty to the schoolmaster to classify his children according to their abilities and progress. The third is to ensure the election of more competent men on School Boards by extending the School Board area. It is also demanded—and quite reasonably- that the Inspectorate of Schools should be thrown open to elementary teachers. Teachers also have the same grievance as farmers. They have not a fixity of tenure, and are therefore exposed to the whim or caprice or tyranny of their employers, who are often men of little or no education. The Union claims that if a. teacher is competent, and nothing is advanced against his moral character, he should have an independent and absolute right to his post. This claim, as ,the farmers' claim, is only fair and just. Other officials are treated in this way. The master iof an Union or the Union doctor, or the relieving officer once he is ap- pointed, can only be dispossessed on the ground of dishonesty or incompetence. Surely the position of men who hold such a responsible post as the teachers of youth should be made quite as independent of petty quarrels and jealousies. We are glad to notice that the Rhondda. teachers head the list of subscribers to the Orphan Fund. It is perhaps the best possible way in which Wales could demonstrate its hearty welcome the N.U.P. Great credit is due to all the teachers, and particularly to Mr. P. John, Llwynypia, for their splendid work. ————<<"————- THE AMALGAMATED SOCIETY OF RAILWAY SERVANTS. In another column will be seen an account of the gathering of the local branch of the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants on Good Friday. The gathering was a brilliant success, and the proceeds were given over to aid the Orphan Fund in connection with the Society. We are glad to see that the Fund in spite of the great expenditure, is in a position to meet the heavy demands upon it. In other European countries-for instance in Germany- the Government compels every workman to put by a part in of his earnings as insurance. We are not sure whether this would not be a good plan to adopt in England, were it not for the fact that in this country men like to trouble the State as little as possible in those matters which private associations can carry out. If the same praiseworthy enthusiasism were shown by other societies in this matter, as by the Railway Servants Society, Government intervention would be unnecessary. We congratulate the society, and especially its local branch, on the good work they have done. We are sure that their appeal for help on account of heavy calls on their fund will not be made in vain. MEETINGS AT CARDIGAN. On Tuesday there were very important meet ings of the South Wales Liberal Federation at Cardigan. Resolutions were passed in favour of the Reform of the Land Laws, the ending or mending of the House of Lords, a measure of Home Rule for Wales, and the Disestablishment and Disendowment of the Church in Wales. The proceedings, which were carried on for the most part in Welsh, were very enthusiastic throughout. Of course the questions which excited most interest were the Land Laws and the Disestablishment of the Church. Several farmers who had been or were being distrained upon took part, and expressed their unalterable resolve to fight to the last the battle of religious equality. One old farmer-whose speech has unfortunately not been reported—expressed the feelings of Welsh farmers in regard to the tithes very concisely. "What" he said, has the parson done that he should claim a tithe of my produce? When I went first to live on my farm, I carted off loads of dockleaves from it, and the parson never claimed his tithe of them. But when I have struggled and