OPEN LETTERS TO WELSH LEADERS OF OPINION. No. XI. STUART REXDEL, M.P. DEAR STUART,—You and I are such old friends, we can afford to disperse with the idle compliments I have paid to other leaders in my previous letters. And as you have always appeared to me exceedingly anxious that the bald-headed truth should be spoken and written about your colleagues, I cannot but think that you would like the same dose measured out to yourself. You are one of the mild-mannered, old-fashioned sort who died long ago because there was no further use for them in this earnest, stern age. But here you are, still alive and kicking, and as anxious to be in the front as the youngest of them. Indeed, despite your quiet, humble-looking demeanour, there is no man in the House of Commons more vigorously tormented with raging ambition. And though nature has not destined you for a hustings or Parliamentary orator, you are unconvinced of the fact, and believe that the public neglect is due, not to your lack of oratorical gifts, but to incapacity of appreciation. Well, I like a man who holds an average opinion of himself. Self- esteem is denounced from every pulpit and by every moral philosopher in the land yet it abounds notwithstanding and it seems to me 41 z;1 that, in these unregenerate days, we should get on very badly without it. To esteem our neighbour better than one s self is all very well when the preference does not involve much risk, but when it comes to a question of who shall display on the floor of the House, it is a matter bred of another bone. I think it was Dean Ramsay who told the story of an old woman who. when giving a retrospect of her long life, said:—"I have lived 70 years in Glasgow, and, the Lord be thanked, I have always had a good opinion of myself." So you also, Stuart, during the years that have thinned your locks and brought you to the venerable verge of 60, have, without a single flinch, done likewise. An 1 you have cause to be thankful that, amid the heartaches of humbler men, you have ralliei against the cupidity of a sneering public, and comforted yourself with a soothing reflection. Ah things are, after all, wisely regulated in this stern old world. If it we-c otherwise, you and I might be miserable men. But here we are, as self-satisfied as it is possible for half-realised ambition to be. For we are both disappointed so far-I. because I am not a bishop, and you because you are not an ex- Cabinet Minister. But nil (hsperamlum. You are well-connected, and that may serve you in gooi stead. Though Sam Evans, gloating over his single success, declares that you haven't the capacity for a Cabinet Minister, I would have you to look around, as, no doubt, you have often done before, and see the calibre of the Minis- ters and ex-Ministera of the Crown. There are, it is true, a few men like John Morley and Arthur Balfour. who, impartially told up, are perhaps somewhat better equipped legislators than you and 1. But the great majority, like fusty old Chiklers and musty old Fergusson, have only our self-esteem, without our talent. At least, that is our opinion and if we had the silver-tongued oratory of Lloyd G-eorge, we would soon convince the public of the fact. But you and I are poor tools at public talking, though Cicero himself could not take the shine out of us at the fireside or in our own imagina- tion. It is a long time for nn to look back to the first great event in your history. It is just thirty years since you were called to the bar, and for a brief moment you had a yearning glance at the Woolsack. That exalted position fascinated you. and rankled in your youthful bosom, but you early discovered that the path to that proud height lay through a ragged and uncertain country, and not being endowed with that perfervid species of talking that prevails at the bar, you transferred your undoubted tatents to fresh woods and pastures new," and there you have done well. How much the name of Armstrong owes to your energy and wide-awake en- terprise we may- never fully know but I am inclined to believe that Lord Armstrong might have been only Sir William still had" it not been for your co-opera- tion. I know you aspire to an advanced rung on the aristocratic ladder yourself. It is your dream to be Lord something or another before long. And why not ? There are many worse looking lords than you; and many of them are much less able to main- tain its paraphernalia. You are a man of means and substance, and however much you may, on suitable occasions, prate about the blessings of peace, you cannot obliterate the fact that wars and rumours of wars have made you a rich man. The roar of the Armstrong gun is music to your ear and coin to your purse. Some poet has told us, in phraseology I cannot exactly recall, of men who thrive on the means of death. That is quite applicable to you, though I daresay you can justify your- self very plausibly. And as it is not about the manufacture of Armstrong guns that I wish to write to you, I shall not enter the lists against you. It is as a representative of the Welsh people It is as a representative of the Welsh people that I regard you though my intimate ac- quaintance with you leads me to look at you all round, so that the barnacles may be re- moved and you may be trimmed up to appear as well as it is possible to appear, considering the stuff you are made of. I have already told you that you are old-fashioned. I don't think you will be able to get over that fact and as we have fallen on an age when the ways of the past are held in poor esteem, you suffer accordingly. Like monied men of a past gene- ration, you are very fond of the House of Commons as a stepping-stone to the House of Lords. It is a fine club- -the most select in the land; the entrance fee still being, on an aver- age, something like a thousand pounds. And you have studied the ways of the House and have made yourself agreeable there, II must say that you have the gift of making yourself agreeable. I suppose you would call it a gift of diplomacy. Granville, as everybody knows, chose you to serve on a diplomatic mission to the King of Samoa, or the Sultana of Tim- buctoo, or the Grand Duke of Lohenzollstern, or some such important personage. As to how you disported yourself on that occasion history is silent. But. judging from the results of your diplomacy in Montgomery, I should say you exerted a great influence over those primi- tive people. Do you remember how you did the trick in Montgomery ? I confess it was most clever. An Englishman—and still leader of the young Tv ales party a rich man and still a friend of the sturdy Radicalism of Wales: a landlord—and a land reformer a Churchman—and a Disestablisher an aris- tocrat—and the trusted adviser of the de- mocracy. How did yon manage it all ? Few 'know that it was through the preachers that you succeeded that you went straight to the fountain-head of all politico wisdom in Wales, and drained it dry. You asked their opinion they gave it and you acted upon it and suc- ceeded. You have repaid thfcm with liberal donations you have been we'4 dunned and bled. But- remember that a generation is rising which knows not Joseph or. if I may be al- lowed to mix my illustrations, the veneration that now is look to something besides the flesh- pots of Egypt. They want representative Welshmen to speak for them. They \rjH not be content for long with a leader who. while professing the greatest respect for ^Noi^on- formity and dislike of the. Establishment, "Eer meets a preacher on a ground of social equa lly and never forgets to ask a parson—living 01 what you say is not his own—to his parties, and dinners, and social gatherings. With all your diplomacy, you are not greatly liked in the House. Your Welsh colleagues lcok upon you as very small beer and in Montgomery you would not be reckoned much were it not for your money. And as you are drying up in your contributions, do not be alarmed should you hear of a desire that you should show your devotion to Welsh interests by making room for a Welshman who knows the wants of his country as a stranger never can know them. You are in no sense a strong politician. You would be called, by anyone but myself, a weak man. And yet, by your plausible talk and your well-filled purse, you have succeeded in being not only elected a Welsh representative, but also the nominal leader of the Welsh Par- liamentary party. I admire your audacity in asryiriug to such a responsible and exacting position and I also admire the skill with which you have manipulated matters so har- moniously. Of course, circumstances have, as usual, favoured you. They usually do the men who bid boldly. Henry Richard was a man "of a different type from you. He had considerable talent, and he was thoroughly in earnest. But in the art which makes things run smoothly you are quite as successful as he was. Yon also are in earnest. Henry was in earnest about his native land. You are in ear- nest about keeping yourself to the front and securing some ministerial position when the loaves and fishes arc next distributed, by Mr. Gladstone, to the hungry crowd of office- seekers. I do not condemn you on that ac- count you are only doing as has been done since public life was made a selfish game. But I blame you for palavering so much about your Nonconformist principles, while you show all your favours to the parsons. I am well aware that you have contributed pretty freely to the erection of chapels and the support of Non- conformity generally in the county you have the honour to represent in Parliament. But that does not prove your sympathy with Non- conformist principles. It only shows your desire to retain your seat. If you are genuine ion your frequent assertions that you love Non- conformity, show your love in the same way that you show your affection for the Church. Then I will accept your assurances, but not till then. V7 It has often been a wonder to me, Stuart, how you have been able to jockey the Welsh people so long. You have, it is true, disbursed fairly well, but not lavishly, and you are no- toriously ignorant of Welsh affairs. I can tell you something that the public don't know. Your ignorance of Welsh matters is more than equalled by your indifference to them. Those who expect you to be in earnest over the paramount religious and political interests of Wales are simpletons. You are of an alien race. Your customs aud habits of thought are not ours and then you are not an enthusiast. You are a cold-blooded, calculating Saxon, who loves the greatness of England, as we love it, but with this difference. We love the greatness of England because we form part of the empire and have played an honourable part in building up its greatness. You love England because it is greater than Wales and the other nations of the United Kingdom. You never can regard Welsh matters and the aspirations of Wales in the same light and with the same favour as we can. But that is not your fault it is your misfortune. "What is bred in the bone will never come out of the flesh. Where the heart is, says the old Book, there will the treasure be also. But wrhere the treasure is there will the heart be also is Theo- dore Dodd's revised version, and the way you L talk of Italy and all Italian things proves the truth of the latter. For your firm have done a roaring trade with Italy in gunboats and other y implements of dcstructien. You have made a vast amount of money out of Italy, and hence you love to talk of its politics, of its methofls of government, of its statesmen, its poets, its painters of Garabaldi, of Victor Emmannel, L and of its beautiful landscapes and lovely sky. I know it is with an unconscious longing that you dwell on these elements of beauty and characteristics of admiration, but where the treasure is there will the heart be also. I am told that in social converse you always speak of Italy: but no one has ever heard you say one word of Wales. I don't blame you for preferring Italy to Wales, but then why say you love Wales so, if you cannot bring yourself to speak of her except on the political platform ? I am told, too, that you can spin out your Dante, and Boccaccio, and Petrarch, and Alfieri like anything. Who ever heard you quote Dafydd ap Gwilym, or GoronwV Owen, or Ceiriog, poets not less worthy, as Welshmen think ? Again I don't blame you for preferring Italian poets to ours but why pretend such anxiety for a language you don't understand, and whose literature you are ignorant of ? You have only been known to endeavour to say one Welsh word. Once you puzzled your audience by talking of "Simree Yeed." and it was only one phenomenally sharp reporter that discovered you meant to say "Cymru Fydd." What, after all, my clear Stuart, are Wales and the Welsh people to you ? You respect Montgomery because that county had, in your opinion, the good sense to select you for its representative in Parliament. Of course the chapels, for which you don't care a snuff, have since bled you a good deal and other Noncon- formist institutions have to you been a costly luxury. But we have to take the good with the bad in this age of the world's history, and were it not for the Nonconformists of Montgomery you would very probably still have been a carpetbagger, instead of being a fairly well- known M.P., and the recognised leader of a loyal party. I don't mean that the party is loyal to yon. To say that would be a solecism. The party is loyal to the great principles of Liberalism but the members thereof look askance at you. They are not to be blamed on that account. They are, as a rule, and as they ought to be, Welshmen. And also, as a rule, they are men of known political instinct and superior ability to yourself. Therefore it would be strange were they to regard your leadership with trust, and affection. You simply occupy your exalted political position from the exigency and contingency of things. Don't be deluded you are not leader of the Welsh party because of your special fitness for the position you were selected because you are a mild-mannered, plausible gentleman, with a good stock of cash, and a kind of natural, patriarchal bearing. And, as the Western Mail never tires of pointing out, d d Ie> you have succeeded fairly well though my own individal opinion is that it is an undertaker you should have been. You seem as if to the manner born. There are two friends of mine who always appear to me to be singularly gifted for the undertaking profession." You are one, Stewart, and Oily Dan is the other. When you speak ;n the House your dismal tones and your funereal gestures forcibly remind that callous assembly, or the few who remain to listen to you, of this latter end. When the late Mr. Bradlauph was amongst us he told me that your rising in the House always gave him the shivers. It made him think of a coffin and cross-bones. I always think that as a respect- able undertaker with hearses, mourning coaches, and coffins all your own you would have been a valued merchant, and distinguished yourself greater than you will ever do in politics. You are not a great legislator. That is a fact not to be argued away. Though you are flattered by being the nominal leader of the Welsh party, the position, if you could only see it, is unfair to yourself. It is humiliating, you are not really the leader, you are in name only. It is the tail that moves the dog. If you cast your blinkers around you will see that instead of furthering Welsh interests you hinderthem. You z, do your level best to make things go smoothly, but it is not smooth things and smooth speech that we want in our day. We want reform, and the spirit of freedom is in the air only you and such as you, looking to happy arrange- ments, wave it back. And, much as I esteem your qualities that are admirable, I should be untrue to dear old Wales were I not to tell you what I regard to be the unvarnished truth. As an M.P. for an English constituency I should offer you the respect due to your deserving character and average talents but as a Welsh M.P., and especially the leader of the Welsh party, I am compelled, from patriotic sentiment and national demands, to expose the weak- ness of the arrangement. R. N. Hall and Hawkins Tilston, the English organisers of Welsh politics and federations, have, for reasons of their own, which may be kiessed at, beslavered you with flattery and thjy have done what they could to foist you into all manner of coveted positions, frequently with an utter disregard either of courtesy or the claims of your colleagues but I do not blame you for that, and you have not bene- fitted by ii. That sort of thing has consider- ably weakened any hold you had on the regard of the Welsh people, and may hasten the day when you may both on grounds of principle and expediency receive notice to quit. We bear Englishmen no ill-will, but the time has arrived when our own people must furnish our leaders. Wales will never take her true place as a nation until that comes to pass. You are useful because you have abundant wealth but you are only a mild politician with small capacity for important political work, and vod are not in sufficient touch with young Wales. You have no sympathy with the practical aspira ions of the toiling multitudes. Low wages and long hours are in your line, and you have thriven upon the application of these principles. But the doom of the sweater is sealed the herald of the democracy has been sounded, and unless you change your method and your manner you will steadly be swept away by the stream that is rapidly gathering force. I have a great respect for you, but I should .like you better were you a little bit more manly in your bearing—if you would show a little more grit, and if you would move with the times and sympathise with the masses. An orator you will never be, and a leader you were not designed for but despite these disadvantages you are capable of good work if you would show yourself in earnest. And this you will have to attempt if you intend to continue the representation of Montgomery, for your con- stituents are beginning to dwell lingeringly over your defects. That is ominous, and ought to put you on your guard. Old Samuel Smith says you are purse-proud, but we would even "forgive that if you would helo things forward instead of acting the part of a buffer.—I am, dear Stuart, very cordially yours, THEODORE DODD. Next week "Theodore Dodd will address an Open Letter to DAVin K, ANDELL, M.P.
BARRY. BAZAAR.—Our readers will see by a notice in our advertising columns that a grand bazaar or fancy fair will be held at the Market-hall, Barry, on October 28th and 29th. The prices of everything will be fair —not "fancy fair '—and there seems to be every prospect of a successful bazaar. ANNIVERSARY SERVICES.—On Sunday last suc- cessful anniversary services were held in connection with the Barry Wesleyan Chapel, when excellent and appropriate sermons were delivered by the Rev. D. Jenkins. On Monday evening by special request the sacred cantata. The River Singers" was very pleasinglv rendered by the scholars, assisted by a few friends. Mr. J. Lowden, chairman of the Barry School .Board, presided, and the connective readings were given by Mr. J. J. Moon. RECIIABITES.—At the last meeting of the Barry Pioneer Tent of the Independent Order of Recha- bites the following resolution was passed:—" That this i cut denies that the Barry Dock News has any right to pose as a temperance advocate, and deeply regrets the course a lopted by the editor, and part pro- prietor, in advocating, in this week's issue, the con- tinuance of the Barry Dock Refreshment Rooms as a beer-licensed establishment, with a view to influenc- ing the magistrates assembled at the Penarth adjourned licensing sessions. Also, that a copy of this resolu- tion be sent to the Barry Dock News, and one to the Sr¡.,llt Wall's Star." SCIENCE AND ART CLASSES.—A meeting of the Science and Art Classes Committee was held at the Barry Congregational Chapel vestry on Friday last, at 7 p.m, Mr. J. Lowdon in the chair. There were Jalso present, Messrs. T. Higman and J. Davies. The ques- tion of payment of teachers was left unsettled, while it was decided that the classes should begin on October 5th temporarily at the Barry Dock Schools until the Holton Board Schools will have been finished. We understand that it is not absolutely certain that Mr. W. W. Pullen will be unable to take the classes. FATAL ACCIDENT TO A BARKY GUARD.—An inquest was conducted at the Cardiff Infirmary on Satmday bv Mr. Reece, district coroner, touching the death of William Brown, aged 24, a guard in the employ of the Barry Dock and Railways Company, who was run over by a train at Havod Junction on Thursday night, and who died at the Infirmary on the following morning from exhaustion consequent on the injuries he sustained. Evidence was given to the effect that the deceased was acting as guard to a train which had brought empties to Hafod, and which was returning to Barry with coal, and was attempting to pull off the break, when he slipped and fell into the six-foot way The train was on the move, and four waggons passed over his right leg, severing it about i.the knee, one wheel also running lengthwise up his thigh to about his waist. Deceased, who resided at Barry, and whose parents reside at Pembroke Dock was conveyed by the railway company to the Infir-, mary within twenty minutes after the accident. He was'a verv :1.ctiye and capable servant. A verdict of Accidental death was returned. FOR THE LARGEST and best selected stock of Watches, Clocks, and Jowellery at the lowest prices go to Newman's, Exchange-buildings, Barry.
BARRY DOCK. THE NEW POLICE-COURT, at the Barry Dock Police-station, will be opened on Thursday, the 8th. instant. SHITPING- CASUALTIES.—On Monday evening the steamship Dunbar Castle (Captain Powell), bound from Cardiff for Constantinople, was in Barry Roads with machinery out of order.—On Monday there passed east of Barry an iron steamer with loss of fore top- gallant mast, in tow of one of Watkins' tugs, of London. THE PROPOSED NEW CHURCH. — Since the amounts received for the above object were last pub- lished in our columns the following new subscript:ons have been given — Mrs. Jenner, £25; collecting books, £9 15s.; Mr. Thomas Webb, £5; Mr. John Cory, £5: Colonel Picton Turbervill, £5; Mr. John Thompson. £ 1; Messrs. J. B. Saunders and Co., £2 2s. A NEW ROAD.—We are pleased to notice that the new roadway which the Barry Railways Company have been constructing as an approach to the subway near Barry Dock Station has now been opened. This is a distinct improvement, and opens up a much- needed means of communication between Holton and the Barry Dock. It is gratifying to observe that wiser counsels are prevailing with the Barry Com- pany, in that there will be an entire absence of toll- gates on the new road. Surely this is a matter for a little congratulation. LAST WEEK'S EXPORTS AXD IMPORTS.—The coal and coke exports at Barry Dock for the week ending Saturday last were as follows:—Coal, 85,457 tons 14 cwt.; coke, 1.605 tons 5 cwt. total, 87,062 tons 10 cwt. This was shipped on board 40 steamers and 12 sailing vessels—total. 52 The imports during the week consisted of 1,3000 tons of pitwood, 200 tons, of bricks, and 930 tons of deals. VESSELS IX COLLISION.—On Saturday last, at Barry Dock, the ship Isabel Browne, during a heavy squall of wind and rain, broke from her tug and fouled the French barque Marquerite Elise, causing her to shear against the barque Esther Roy. The former did not sustain much damage. The Mar- querite Elise had her bumpkin broken, after-rail bent, heading damaged, and spanker-boom broken adrift. The Esther Roy had main chains slightly damaged on port side.
CADOXTOX. FORTHCOMING CONCERT.—A grand concert is to be held at Cadoxton, on October the 21st. in connec- tion with the Bryn Zion Welsh Congregational Chapel. The well-lcnown Welsh tenor, Eos Morbus, will be one of the artistes. I THE UNITED CHOIR.—The following gentlemen have been appointed the choir committee:—Messrs. H. Morgan, sen., S. J. Barstow, — Hamer, J. Michael, — Davies (secretary), and J. Lewis (treasurer). The choir have been fortunate enough to secure the ser- vices of Miss Alice b:1.rstow as accompanist. EVENING CLASSES.—Mr. Rees G. Morris is about tf) resume his Evening Classes in conuection with the Grammar School on Monday and Thursday evenings, at 7.30 p.m. The classes have been most successful for the past three years, and their existence is well worth attention by those who wish to learn shorthand,. French, etc. HOUSE RENTS IX THE DISTRICT.—During a discussion on assessments at a meeting of the Finance Committee of the Barry and Cadoxton Local Board on Wednesday evening the Chairman (General Lee) expressedhis surprise as a member of the Assessment Committee at finding that house rents were going down so much in the Barry district. THE WENVOE ARMS HOTEL.—We understand t]la| Mr. Henry Chappell, proprietor and landlord of the Wenvoe Arms Hotel, Cadoxton, has sold that building together with the goodwill of the premises to a Mr. Russell, of Cwmavon. The new proprietor will, we are informed, enter into possession on October the 13th. THE DAYS OF COMPETITION.—It will be in the memory of several of our readers that a fortnight ago the management of the South Wale* Star advertised for a canvasser and collector. Nearly 150 applications were received from all parts of the kingdom, one ap- plicant sending testimonials from Mr. Gladstone, Mr. W. T. Stead, editor of the Review of Reviews; Mrs. Besant. and a numher of other notable personages. Fact! JACK WHITE UP FOR SHEBEENING.—At. the Penarth Police-eourt. on Monday, before Mr. Ú. H. Jones (chairman), General Lee, and John Duncan, John White, Cadoxton, was brought TIP on a warrant charged with selling beer without a licence; Asked why he did not appear as he ought to have done at the last Cadoxton Polioe-court, he said he had been away. The Bench remanded him to the next court at Cadox- ton allowing him bail, himself in the sum of £112 and William Irwin. haulier, in the sum of .£10.. ENGLISH CONGREGATIONAL MISSION. — The Rev, 1, Levi, of Cardiff, pceafihed at the; English Con- gregational Mission Room, atthe Shaftesbury Temper- ance Hotel, Vere-street, Cadoxton, on Sunday morning and evening last. The rev. gentleman's discourses were much appreciated by the congregations, which were larger than usual. Mr. Levi is well-known throughout Wales for his arduous labours in preparing young men about entering the ministery for their college courses, and many a well-known minister in Wales has received tuition at his hands. The hope was frequently ex- pressed last Sunday that Mr. Levi would ere long preach in Cadoxton again. On Sunday next the pulpit will be occupied by Mr. Davies, of Brecon Memorial College, who it will be remembered took charge of the cause at Cadoxton for a period of two or three months recently. Mr. Davies proved himself to be a very acceptable preacher, and a very energetic Christian worker, and if his labours hitherto may be regarded as prophetic, a wide career of usefulness is open to him. On Sundays, October 11th and 18th, a brother of the Rev. J. If. Stowell (minister of the Barry Congre- gational Church) from Glasgow University will preach. MEETING OP COMMONERS."—A meeting of Cadoxton Commoners,, convened by circular, wis held at the assembly-room of the King William IV. Hotel on ¡ Wednesday evening, for the purpose of considering what step-s the Commoners should take in view of the action of the Local Board in seeking to obtain control of the Common land at Cadoxton. A representative of the So'ith Wales Star was refused admittance to the meeting, but while arguing the point with one of the Commoners at*the door was enabled to see that there was only a small attendance, the six persons present being' Messrs. John Spickett, grocer,. Cadoxton Village (who was in the chair); J. il'Giil, King William IV. Hotel; Jenkin Brock, Barrv-road; Edward Evans, William Brock, and William Edward Brock.—We understand that it was at first thought advisable to adjourn the meetingfor a week owing to the meagre attendance, but it was eventually decided to depute Mr. Wiiliam Brock to take the advice of a lawyer as to the position of the Commoners in. view of the action of the Local Board. CHUIWH AND CHAPEL NEWS.—The Rev. J. W. Matthews, Springfield, Cadoxton, pastor of the English Calvinistic Methodist Cliapel, Barry, has responded to an unanimous call of the members of the English Presbyterian cause at Cadoxton, to again become their pastor. It was only a few months ago that the rev. gentleman, who was pastor of the English church at Cadoxton, accepted the invitation to become the pastor of the church at Barry. It will readily be seen that Mr. Matthews is held in very high esteem by the members of the denomination at Cadoxton A new place of worship for the cause is being erected at Court-road. With regard to Church work at Cadoxton we observe that the Rev. A. E. Couch, B.A., curate, has been ordained priest b}r the Bishop of Llan laii at Llandaif Cathedral. At the same service. Mr. Robert Usher, B.A., of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, was ordained deacon, and licensed to a curapy in the parish of Cadoxton-juxta- Barry. Mr. Usher will officiate at the English church proposed to be erected at Holton, Barry Dock. MASONIC MEETINGS.—The annual meeting of the members of the Barry Lodge. No. 2357 of the Order of Freemasons, was held at 'the Royal Hotel, Cadoxton, on Wednesday week. There was a very large attend- ance of brethren. The minutes of the previous meeting having been read and confirmed, Brother George Neale, Barry, was presented for installation as W.M. for the ensuing year, and the ceremony having been duly performed—the selection, by the way, being a generally satisfactory one—the newly-appointed Worshipful Master appointed and invested his officers in the following order :—-I.P.M.—Bro. George Thomas, P.P.J.G.W.; S.W.—Bro. J. J. Williams, P.P.G. D. Mon.; J. W.—Bro. T. Higman, P.G.Std.: chaplain— Rev. E. Morris: treasurer—Bro. W. P. Phillips; secretary—Bro. W. Lloyd EJwards; S.D.—Bro. E. Treharne; J.D.— Bro. T. Ewb.tnk; I.G.—Bro. W. Thomas; organist—Bro. J. B. Mockford; D.C.—Bro. Sydney Davies: Std.—Bro. J. Spickett; Std.—Bro. E. S. Johnson Tyier—Bro. Amos Jenkins. At the conclusi m of the installation proceedings, an interesting presentation was made by the W.M., who said he had very great pleasure, on behalf of the lodge, in asking acceptance by Bro. Geo. Thomas, the ex-W.M., of a past-master's jewel, for the very able manner in which he discharged his duties daring his year of otnce. A capital spread was afterwards partaken in the large dining hall, the chair being taken by the W.M. A long toast list was gone through, anl a very enjoyable time was spent. MESS its. DANDO AND SONS'PREMISES.—During the past week the exterior of the premises of Messrs. 1. T. Dando and Sons, painters, decorators, ifcc., Vere- street, Cadoxton, has undergone a complete and very handsome renovation. Anyone passing down the principal street of the township, as we presume Vere- street is, cannot fail to be struck with the very artistic manner in which this decorative work has been done. The lower portion of the premises—viz., the shop, doorways, &a., have been dealt with in what would bo termed in the trade. Dr. Adams's improved Italian style, and very beautiful it certainly is. The facing board has Albert Durer lettering, but the most strik- ing work is that shown on the signboard immediately above. Here the painter has interspersed among the modern lettering a number of mythical children, such as Cupid Ac., and a very delightful effect has been pro- duced. What would be taken as tiling on the five flower boxes oil the window ledges are really nothing else than hand painted imitations of Minion tiles. The large signboard at the top of the building—we had almost termed it a sky sign—has also teen admirable dealt with. The whole or the brickwork at the front has been repointed and painted, and this naturally adds to the general attractiveness of the premises. The whole work must have meant the expenditure of a substantial sum, and we congratulate the Messrs Dando on this proof of their enterprise. "A MAD PASSION AT THE THEATRE ROYAL.— A large audience assembled at the New Theatre in Iddesleigh-street on Monday evening for the purpose of witnessing the representation by Mr. H. P. Hous- den's company of the celebrated drama, A Mad Passion." The audience was very appreciative, and loudly applauded the numerous exciting and sensa- tional incidents. Mr. H. F. Housden, as "Detective Quick," acted with much spirit, and made himself a huge favourite. Harold Arnold," the cruel husband and the villain of the piece," is admirably acted by Mr. E. J. Lampard while George Graham," the suffering hero, is a safe part in the hands of Mi". J. Aubrey. Mr. Henry Vincent i" to he congratulated upon the thoroughly capable manner in which he enacted the character of "Oltl Bruminv," the sly old fox. At times the audience were astonished at his deep heartlessness and cunning, and again con- vulsed with his unmistakable humour, especially in the scenes when he bewails the sins of "this wicked world." Other parts creditably performed were "Edward Beauchamp," a rich merchant, Mr. C. J. Wilcox James Percival a solicitor, Mr. William Morgan P. C. Phillips," :crr. Frank Redcliffe. Miss Jennie Wardhaugh, in the character of Mary Edwards," the discarded wife of Harold Arnold," achieved a signal success. Miss Alice Burton proved a sympathetic Emily Beauchamp," the rich mer- chant's daughter, and a special word of praise must be given Little Amy Hall for the exceedingly creditable manner in which she acted the part of Arthur," the child of "Mary Edwards." The humour of the piece was well sustained by M".George H. Fulford in his several characters of office bov, footman, publican. ifcc., and he was ably assisted by Marie Stewart as Mollie O'Neil," the kind-hearted Irish girl. To-night (Friday) Mr. Housden takes his benefit, when Spital- fi'eld Weavers," the duel scene from the Corsican Brother," and a laughable farce, "The Artful Dodge," will be performed. PROFESSOR ANDRE'S ALPINE CHOIR.—On Tues- day and Wednesday evenings Professor Andre's Alpine Choir visited this place and gave two performances at the Market-hall. The spacious building was crowded on each occasion, and the concert was an immense success. The various artistes possessed excellent voices, and were well trained, thus affording a capital treat to the audience. The respective accompanists exhibited much skill and merited the heartiest com- mendation. The numerous encores which were de- manded showed how the programme was appreciated The artistes were attired in fancy costume. A most enjoyable evening was brought to a close by singing "God save the Queen." To-night and to-morrow evening the choir will give an entertainment at the Barry Public Hall, and on Sunday, at 3.15 and 8.15 p.m., they intend to hold free sacred concerts at the Market-hall, Cadoxton. A hearty welcome is offered to all. WHERE TO GET GOOD FURNITURE—With D., W., Thomas, Vere-street, Cadoxton, who is the cheapest and the only experienced man in the district.. Bring your repairs tohin.. IF YOU WANT your Watch or Clock well' repaired or cleaned at a moderate charge take it to, Newman's, High-s reet, Cadoxton.
PEXARTH. A SEAMAN'S CLAIM FOR WAGES.-At the Penarth Police-court, on Monday, before Mr. Os H. Jones (chairman), General Lee, and Mr. John Duncan* a sailor named Walker sued Captain Fairweathcr, of the s.s. Alabama, for the sum of £ 8' 18s. 6d. wages alleged to be due. Mr. J. H. Jones prosecuted, and Mr, J. Downing defended.—The plaintiff stated that he had received £3 13s. 7d. which included a 12x fitie. but it was sought to make him pay for a quantity of oil which had through a mistake of the second engineer got wasted.—The Bench ordered the full amount to be paid, less the amount the plaintiff had already received. CONCERT.—An excellent concert wa& given on Wednesday night at Andrew's hall, the proceeds of which were given to assist that promising young singer, Mr. Justin Barry, in obtaining a musical training. Gwilym Taf sang in characteristic style. "Every summer," ".0 that smiled for age," Ac. Llinos Gwent is the possessor of a sweet sympathetic voice, which was heard to advantage ill Tit for tat, Llythyr fy mam, etc. Llew Llan- smiled and sang admirably, and My. Justin Parry's rendering of The noble boy of truth." and The Isle, of beamy," showed much promise. The honours of the evening, however, undoubtedly rested with Miss Ceinwen Jones. Never havc we heard a voice of remarkable volume aiid cpmpass used with such passion, dramatic force, and inspiration as Miss Jones iu "Pa Ie mae'r amen." Several duetts and trios were also excellently rendered..
WENVOE. ANNUAL PLOUGHING MATCH.—The Wenvoe anmm] ploughing meeting wi!1 take place on Wednes- day, October 14th. on land situated in close proximity, to the village. The annual dinner will take place in the evening at the Wenvoe Arms. Further particulars relative to the events, entries, Ac. may be obtained of tho energetic secretary, Mr. R. L. Jones, registrar Holton-road, Barry Dock. LEWIS'S PECTOJIAL BALSAM did me a wonder- ful amount of good. It relieved my sough instantly." ful amount of good. It relieved my sough instantly." —Is, lid, per bottle.
BARRY AND CADOXTON LOCAL BOARD. PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE MEETING. This committee of the Local Board met at Cadoxton on Tuesday night. There were present Councillor Meggitt (chairman), Dr. O'Donnell. and Messrs. J. Robinson, W. Thomas (Cadoxton). J. Barstow, J. C. Pardoe (surveyor), aud J. A. Hug'hes (clerk).—It was decided to fence off with iron fencing 150 yards of Messrs. Seward and Thomas's land in Barry-road. This was necessary as the Board's road improvement had necessitated it.—The Surveyor presented plans and specifica- tions for the widening and improving of the road from Windsor-road to Barry Church. It would be necessary to get the consent of Mr. Forrest on behalf of Lord Romilly.—The Chairman moved that they apply to borrow the money so that the cost should not fall on the rates.—Mr. Barstow seconded.—Carried..—Messrs. Morgan Bros. wrote asking that the lane should be filled up from Cadoxton Common to the old Church, and asked when the Board were going to proceed with the road improvements. There were nineteen houses nearly ready for occupation, but at present it was impossible to get the water supply laid on. They thought they had been treated unfair, as they had hitherto endeavoured in every way to meet the wishes of the-Board.—Mr. W. Thomas moved, and Mr. Barstow seconded, that on condition Messrs. Morgan Bros. fill in the old lane the Board would put down the metalling.—This was carried.—The committee decided to recommend the Board not to pass certain plans of Dr. Milward's for houses pro- posed to be erected on what was considered back- lanes at Cadoxton. One of the plans sent in by Dr. Milward, however was passed.—Dr. Mil ward wrote withdrawing the grant of land for the Holton-road.—The Clerk said Dr. Milward could not now withdraw as the road had been constructed. The Surveyor submitted a plan showing the differ- ence in the levels of Cliarlotte-rvad and Milward- road as compared with the Holton-road. On con- dition that Dr. Milward gives the necessary land in Weston-street. and in meeting the wishes of the Board in regard, to one or two matters at present at variance, it was decided to contribute the sum of £35 towards the raising of the levels.—The Surveyor was instructed to advertise for tenders for the haulage of stone, kc.— It was decided to remove the brick paving in Oban-street, and that stone or grano- lithic paving should be laid down -at the owners' expense.—The road-foreman asked for a season ticket. This was refused. Mr. W. Thomas remark- ing that the road-foreman's place was on the roads. —It was decided to purchase an additional road- scraper.—The Surveyor submitted plans for the private improvements in the following streets :— Wood-street. Gueret-street, Thompson-street, Dock View-road, and Travis-street. It was decidcd to advertise for tenders.—The Surveyor presented a sketch plan for the temporary slaughterhouse, fcc., and the Clerk was instructed to apply for permis- sion to borrow the money to carry out the work. A plan of a Catholic chapel was not passed because the roads were not shown.—Several plans of new houses were passed.—It was decided to extend the drain in Station-terrace to enable the owners to connect. A cesspool nuisance will thus be done away with.—It was decided, on the motion of the Chairman to advertise for land suitable for allot- ments.—Mr. C. R. Walker, the drainage engineer. wrote that he was unable, through illness, to be present. The plans for the Barry Harbour sewer would be rtady shortly there had been rather more difficulty about the work than had been anticipated.—A letter was read from Mr. W. V. Huntley, Welsh St. Donatts, agreeing to act as valuer on the sewage claims at the customary charge of three guineas a day. This was agreed to.—A letter was road from Mr. F. P. Jones-Lloyd, secretary of the Ratepayers Association, asking the conditions on which the Barry Company had offered their road to the Board, and what at present were the points at issue.—After a long discussion, the Clerk was directed to reply that the Company offered the road from Weston-bridge to Mill- cottage to the Board on condition that no railroad or tramway was constructed without their consent. but that the Board had taken the road over on no conditions whatever.—On the motion of the Chair- man, seconded by Mr. Robinson, it was decided to instruct the Surveyor to advertise for trees to be planted on the Holton and Court roads. The Board have already had permission to borrow the money for this.—Mr. Robinson (who with Mr. W. Thomas had been appointed a sub-committee on the question) presented a list of twelve sites for street-crossings at Barry, which was approved.— Tenders for private improvements in eight streets in the district were then opened as follows :— Taylor, £2.761 6s. lOd. stone paving, £2.771 12s. Id. granolithic Leyshon, Dury Dock, £2,461 7s. cd. and £2.478 8s. 6d.; Jenkin Brock, Cadoxton, £2,105 12s. 7d. and £2,C78 8s. Id.: A. Elliott, Cardiff, £2,080 12s. 4d. and ;C 2.013 Os. 10d.-The tender of Mr. Elliott being the lowest, it was accepted. ADJOURNED MEETING OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE. An adjourned meeting of the Finance Committee of the Local Board was held on Wednesday night at Cadoxton, There were present-General Lee (chair- man), Councillor Meggitt, and Messrs. E. Treharne, B. Lewis, J. J. Williams, J. A. Hughes (clerk), J. C. Pardoe (surveyor), and C. Howe (collector).—The first business was to consider the collector's salary, which had been referred back to the committee by the Board. At present the collector receives €70 per year, and is allowed to collect the poor-rate and undertake any ether work. The committee had previously recom- mended to the Board that the collector should receive £100 per year and an allowance of £30 per year for office expenses, and to devote the whole of his time to the work of the Board. The committee now proceeded to compare the salaries paid in other towns, and it appeared that the collectors salaries averaged £150. to devote the whole of his time to the work, and from .€60 to :£100. not to devote the whole time. After a very lengthy discussion, Mr. Meggitt said it was evi- dent the Boad would h3.e to face the qnestion sooner or late of a collector being appointed who would devote the whole of his time to the work of the Board. He moved, however, that the inspector's salary be increased from £70 to £100. and that he be allowed to do other work.—Tho Collector, in reply to a member, said he did not consider that any increase at all, as he would have to collect the private improve- ment bills from the owners.—Eventually, on the re- commendation of Mr. B. Lewis and other members, Mr. Meggitt consented to add a rider to the effect that if the collector devoted the whole of his time to the duties he be paid -£15:1 per year—if not £ 100.—This was agreed to. Dr. Treharne being the only dissentient. —Dr. Treharne expressed himself in favour of a small salary aud a small percentage.—The new rate was next considered, and it was decided to recommend the Board to make a rate of Is. in the €. A penny in the € of this is for the public libraries.— A letter was received from the Local Government Board remitting the surcharge of £7, in respect to the medical officer's salary, made by the auditor upon Mr. John Robinson.—A letter was read from the solicitors for Messrs. Preston and Co. about a loan of £ 4.000.—It was resolved to obtain the loan from Messrs. Dagnall.
STRASG-E TERi\ITN A TION TO A BARRY PUBLIC AUCTION. A singular incident took place at an auction sale near Barry on Monday afternoon. On that occasion a large number of farmers, dealers, and others from the Valfe of Glamorgan, Barry, Cardiff, Newport, &c., assembled at Mr. T. Matthew's farm, Fontigary, near Barry, a sale by auction of that gentleman's farming stock, kc.. having been announced bv Messrs. Stephensonand Alexander. the well-known firm of auctioneers. Just before the commencement of business. Mr. D. T. Alexander, the auctioneer, addressing the company, said he had received' instructions that if satis- factory prices were not realised by the owner, the sale would be Dostponed. After Mr. Alexander had'sold'a few lots of stock belonging to himself, the first lot of Mr-. Matthew's stock, viz.. three pens of ewes. were put up for bidding. The lot was knocked down to Mr. William Jenkins, farmer. Rhoose.- The auctioneer then announced the close of the sale at the request of Mr. Matthews, as it was not considered a fair price had been realised?. Several persons present, com- petent to judge, spoke out and maintained that a very good price had been secured. However, this concluded the sale, tlu company dispersing amid expressions of'great dissatisfaction, many of them having come long distances for the purpose of buying.
A DISHONEST LODGER AT PONTYPRIDD. HE STEALS. AND LEAVES. AND RECEIVES THREE MONTHS. At the Ystrad Police-c;«irt on Monday, before the Stipendiary, a man numed George Weston. was brought up in custody charged with stealing n shawl and a waistcoat, value 6s., the property of Mrs. Yemm, of Wood-road, Pontypridd, on the 19th of September. The defendant lodged with Mrs. Yemm, and on the day in question took his leave, owing her for food and lodging the sum of £2 Is.—Polioe-ccjnstable Rees Davies, Pontypridd, said he recoiveu the man into custody at llminster, Somerset, and charged him with the theft. He admitted his guilt, and on being searched the articles were found upon him. Sentenced to two months' imprisonment.—The same defendant was charged by James Phelps, a fellow lodger, with stealing a carpet bag. a muffier,a tie, and a pair oi boots, valued at 15s., a:>d was sentenced to 0 I month's imprisonment,
FOOTBALL. DIXAS POWIS v. I1A':RY iND XV. The?e clubs tried conclusions on Saturday at Dinas Powis, a stoutly contested encounter rj- sultingia a victory for the homesters by two tries to one. H. Miles and E. Watkins trickily scored for Dinas Powis G. Clems scoring the try for Barry. The play of E. Miles and Walters was very good. The following were the teams :— Dinas Powis Back, E. Cule three-quarter backs. C. Harry, D. Miles. 11:. Miles (captain), and E. Watkin half-backs. H. Walters and — Pauley forwards, Isaacs, A. Williams, A. Lewis, C, Cram, B. Blake, R. Cram, E. Harry, and J. Rees. Barry Back, G. Clems three-quarter backs. A. Dunn. H. Roberts. Brown, and H. Cocks half-backs. E. Ford and T. Davies; forwards, J. Porter. W. Piper, Siocombe. H. Greenwood. J. Eveleigh, T. Jones, G. Gamett. and S. Williams. BARRY v. SPLOTT ROVERS. The above teams played on Saturday last on the Buttrills Grounds, Barry. The ground being in splendid condition, and both teams well represented, a very tight and- fast game was witnessed by a good number c J spectators leav- ing the visitors winners by the penalty goal and two minor to two minors. The home team were represented as follows:—Back, A. J. Meleroft: three-quarter backs, F. John, J. Rees, W. Murphy (captain), and J. Jones half-backs, J. Davies and A. W. M. Catti-fss forward-. S. Atwell. W. Evans. W. James. J. Beck. J. Bailey. G. Williams. A. Wil- liams, and D. Lester. Splott Rovers Back. W. Morrison three-quarter backs. J. Price. W. Oliver, C. Paine, and H. Palmer half-backs. E Lloyd and J. Francis forwards, G. Marks, C. Hole. C. Jones. R. Oliver, C. Fish, J. Dalrymple, T. Rich, and A. Thompson. The "free kick" was trusted to W. Morrison, who landed a magnificent, goal. MARITIME (POXTYPRIDD) v. SWANSEA '■ A," The above match was piaytd on the Maesycoed. Field, Pontypridd, on Saturday last, before a large number of spectators. The Swansea team having won the toss, elected to play with the wind; but soon after the kick-off the home team forced the leather into the visitors' ground, who very soon had to touch down in self-dence. Soon afterwards the Swansea men obtained a free kick. but did not mike the best of it. and after a series of scrim- mages on neutral ground Conelly secured the oval, made a splendid run, and scored a try for the home team. Sullivan, however, failel to convert, and play for a considerable time settled within the visitors' 25, but again securing a free kick, they forced their opponents to neutral ground. Conelly again secured the oval, and passed to Sullivan, who scored another try. Chiefly through the carelessness of the visitors Jack Murray imme- diately after scored another try for the home team. and for some time the Maritime boys, who forced the game to their opponents' ground seemed dan- gerous. Scrimmage after scrimmage ensued, during which the Swansea team, which" was by far the weaker, were pushed back step by step. and the homesters would undoubtedly have scored again had it not been for the call of half-time, when the score stood as follows :—Maritime. 3 tries 1 minor Swansea, nil. Play being resumer], some splendid passing was Witnessed, and Vickers, for the home team, finally securing the ball, by a good sprint carried the play into the visitors' ground, and a scrum took place in dangerous proximity to the enemy's line. Steve Sullivan, however, picked up the leather and secured another try for the Mari- time, and almost immediately afterwards Jack Murray obtained another, which Skipper Dickenson nicely converted, amid loud cheering. Swansea, now seemed to be getting desperate, and with seme beautiful passing forced play once more into the home 25. and the Maritime were forced to touch down. During the remainder of the game the home team had all its own way, and scored three minors in quick succession. Jack Hope also secured a try which Higgins converted into a goal. When the whistle blew the score stood as follows :—Maritime, 2 goals 3 tries 4 minors Swansea, 1 minor. POXTYPRIDD v. CARDIFF STARS. Played on the Taff Vale Grounds. Pontypridd, on Saturday last. in the presence of a large number of spectators. Play was begun by the liorae team kicking off. but Glover (Cardiff) secured the ball and carried it to the home ground, a minor re- sulted. Pontypridd. however, soon forced back their opponents to their own ground, but the home team was again forced back to the middle of the field, but Ewens. by a splendid drop, again brought the oval npar the enemy's line, ard eventually scored a minor for the home team. When play was resumed Captain Jago ^Cardiff) secured the ball, iand after a good run passed to Arken who got over the line and obtained a try for the Stars, which, however, they failed to con- vert. Some how or other soon afterwards the leather came in contact with a tree near the touch line, and Alf. Lewis secured it and out-distanced his pursuers, securing a try for the home team which was converted by Tiley amid loud and pro- longed cheering. A succession of loose scrimmages followed, and Jago with a good kick brought the ball dangerously near the home line w hen half- time was called, the score standing thus :—Ponty- pridd, 1 goal 1 minor Cardiff Stars. 1 try 3 minors. On the resumption of play the home team forced the oval into the Star land, but shortly afterwards G. Nicholls. by a beautiful drop, sent the leather to neutral ground, where a sharp tussle ensued for sometime, but Tiley (Pontypridd) with a sharp succession of kicks made an inroad to the visitors 25. and the latter were obliged to touch down in self-defence. The Cardifnans now looked dangerous and inch by inch fought their way nearer to the Pontypridd goal-posts, but thanks to a splendid punt by Alun Morgan they were driven once more to no man's land," where a few scrums took place. Jack Davies secured the ball and passed to Watkins who obtained a try, but Tiley failed to convert. Some smart playing now ensued, and Jago. the captain of the Stars, securing the leather, scored a try. On time being called the score stood as follows :—Pontypridd, 1 goal, 1 try, 1 minor. Cardiff Stars. 2 tries. POXTYPRIDD "A" v. WATTSTOWN. This match was played on the ground of the former on Saturday last, and resulted in a win for the home team by 2 goals (1 dropped) 3 tries and 1 minor to nil. FERNDALE v. YSTRAD EXCELSIORS. Played at the Cricket Field, Ferndale, resulting. in a win for the home team, after a fast game, by 2 tries to 1 try. R. Turner and E. Harcombe scored tries for the home team, and G. D. Evans scored for the visitors. It is only fair to state that six of the home team were absent. Ferndale —Back, W. Llewellyn three quarter backs, H. Thompson, D. E. Davies. A. Cook (captain). D. Watkin half-backs, E. Harcombe. C. Everson forwards. J. Chorley. R. Turney. J. Pearce. W. Turner, H. Jakeway. T. Jones. H. Gadd, F. Bishop. Ystrad Excelsior—Back, T. Trottman three- quarter backs, W. Harding, A. Griffiths, R. Thomas. O. Royal forwards. G. D. Evan. J. Law- thorn. C. John. S. Rees, J. Watkins. A. X. Other. S. O. Else. R. Lloyd. D. Royall (cap ain), W. Keen. Referee. Mr. J. Jones. FERXDALE JUNIORS v. WATTSTOWX 2XD XL Played at the Cricket Field. Ferndale. ending in a win for the Juniors by 1 goal to nil. W. Timber- well scored the try. and W. J. Davies kicked«« magnificient goal, Referee, Mr. J. Jones. OGMORE VALE v. CYMMER. Played on the ground of the former the 26th ult.. and resulted in a win for the home team by 1 goal 3 tries 4 minors to 2 minors. The tries were obtained by R. Ham, J. Gallagher. G. V agle, and T. J. Job. F. Culliford converted the first try. The Cymmer team were minus one of their players., but the home team had to play subs, iu place of ) A. Brice, R. J. Morgan, and H. Treharne. TOX RAXGERS v. L^WYNPIA. Played on the ground of the termer, and resulted in a victory for the home team; by 2 tries 4 roimecs to Llwynypia 2 minors, Referee, R. D. Chalki TRET-OREST v. PEN.TRE JUNIORS. Played between the above teams on the ground of the former, and resulteu'in a win for the .Tliniors by 1 goal:,5 minors so 1 minor. TO-MORROW'S FIXTURES. The following will represent the iSfvrry and Cado^-ton District XV: in the niatc.il against Heatil Rovers (Cardiff) at Cadoxton., to-morrov (Saturday) :—Back. E. J. Roberts three-quarter bac-ks, G. H. Washbovtm (captain).. G. Richards, W. Morgan, W. Prothero half-backs, C. Lane, W. Hfnrbow, W. Skers forwards, H. hikers. R. Eiake. H. Isaacs, W. James. Rees Davies. H. V.'aters, 8. Hosgoot" G. Var^tone. BAIIHY V. CARDIFF STAT.S.TO be played o* the Buttrills Ground, Barry. Kick-off at 3.30 p.m. Team to represent 1st Barvy :—Back. A. X Mcderoft three-quarter backs, E. Davies, W. Murphy (captain). J. Rees,. J. Joacs; half-backs, J. Davies. F. John forwards, S. At well, W. Evans, F. >S?ck. A. Cuttriss. James Porter, A. Henton. A.. Williams, G. Williams, Reserves. John Porter. J. Panniers, C. Saunders, F. Perry. BARRY 2XD v. CAitDirr STARS 2ND.—To be played at Cardiff, Team leaves by 2.44 train. Team to represent Barry 2nd Back, G. Clam once three-quartfrliacks. A. Dunn.H. Roberts (captain"), \V, Brown, H. Cox. E, Ford. T, Davies, S. Will:anis, G. Garrett, T. Sloeombe, J. Hewett. E. Greenwood, k A. Whitburn. J. Eveleigh. T. Jones. Reserves, t W. J, Piper, E. Jones. G. Fa.rreiti W. Buokiaftd,
LOST. T kAl CART MARE, aged, white fetlocks Ju snort switch tail, about 15 hand«: also brown HORSE POISI, very thicx built, short sou-ire tail about m hands high. Any information as to" recovery wid be rewarded.—John Evans. Ffaldau Hotel. Pont- ycymmer. [11 LOST, between Vere-street and the Wbehiil Hottd on Ssiinday morning last, a Li:;ht Plaid M AC- KINTOSH and a CARRIAGE CUSHION. Who- soever returns- the same to the Cadoxton Pelice-statif-n will be rewarded.—September 2Sth. 1S31. rf03 LEFT, in 2nd Carriage, Barry R lilway, sho-t Green Meltoa. OV3UCOAT. — Finder n,n->!y Folhck, Pawnbroker, Ba'-ry-road, Cadoxton, Barry/ WANTED. 4 PARTMENTS WANTED, by a Young Lud7; used of Piano desired would* not object to join another lady.—Apply Béta, care of South Wale* Star Cadoxton. [p3G OFFICE BOY. to run errands and make kini«<f generaliv useful. Apply, with a specimen of handwriting, XIV., s:ar Oi'riee. Cadoxton. [fQO DRAPERY. WANTED. a YOUTH ar 1 YOUNG LADY as APPRENTICED.—Thos Edwards, Dri.per, Bridgend. no ) BOOKBINDER'S LAYING PBESS, Se^ir^ Frame, and a few various Finishing Tools. Par Cash.—Apply- T., Star Oinec. [f01 GIRL V ANTED, for the Binding Department. V/T Apply Manager, Star Office, Cadoxton. [f02 BAKERS.—An experience I YOUNG MAS seeks Employment,-practical bread baker and a fair knowledge of small goods total abstainer.—Ad;i>-esi" W. Easterbrook, 33, V-ere-street. Cadoxton, Barry. [p31 WANTED, AN A I-PRENTIC~ BOOK- —Aid'b') Manager, Star Oaice, Uauoxton, Barry. WANTED, a, Pew Acres of AFTERGRASS V near Cauoxt-on. A-gi>ol price given fur con- venient spot.—Williams,- Pork. Butcher, Vcre-st-recl Cadoxton. w WANTED. A GENERAL SERVANT; Welsh preferred.—Apply Box S2. *t:u- Oiiiee. Cadox- ton. T)OXTYPRIDI>.—WANTED, 253 BOYS to S-'l ± the" SOCTH WALES STAB." Liberal Com- tiiissjon. -Appi}, E. R. E':a1¡S, 10, Pcuuei-Square. ronxypricki. DO you want your FINGER BILLS, Handbills and Circulars conscientiously Distributed in twn and country ?-Appiy X. X. X.. Star Office, Caaoxton. WANTED, respectable BOY'S to sell the South V Ii ales Star.—Good cOIü!liiBSiOTI<tc. sl\Ïtp.ble lads. Apnly Manager, "Star" Printing Works, Vere Street* T\7ANTED, a SEVEN or EIGHT ROOMED HOLrffc at on;e.—T. P. Star Office, Cadox- ton. WRITERS V, A N TED at their home^ evenings • good pay. —See the PIIORLFAS FIRESIDE JOURNAL. All Newsagents and Smith's Stalls. Id post free. 2d., from 53, Newman Street, London, W. TO LET. TAVROOMED ILLA. at 1 ork-place. close to Ba„rj Hot-el, TO LET, monthlv, euarterlv yearly, or term of years.—ApplV to E. Thomas, 8*5' Castleland-street, Barry Dock. TO be LET or SOLD, HILLSIDE VILLAS, Portnkcrry-road, Barry, containing drawing and dining-rooms, kitchen, seuliery, outhouses, five bed- rooms, bath-room, w.e" hot and cold wata through- out, large garden from, and back. Price £ 450.—Apply Mi. Richards, senior, builder, Porthkerrv-road. Barry. BUSINESS ANNOUNCEMENTS inserted iathe SOUTH WALES STAR. the most- widely-read newspaper in South and Mid-Glamorgan, at compara- tively low terms, for periods ranging from three to twelve months. TO LET. COTTAGES in John-street, Mount Pleasant, Cadoxton painted and papered throughout; water laid on to w.c.: 7s. per week. J. A. Hughes, Solicitor, Cadoxton. FOR SALE. SAl ETY BICiCLE; liglffc roadster a bargnin ~G.—Apply 21, Iddesleigh-street, Cadoxton. [p33 BARGAIN.—Front-stoeiing Tricycle, "Ripley"; JD splendid mfchine: good as new: with all the latest improvements; with King of the Road lamp and gong: cost last season £18: will sell for £ 8.— Auction Mart, Main-street. Cadoxton. [p31 1 A A STHOXG NAVVIE BARROWS for SALE, Il'v new to clear at lCs. 6d. each.—Auction Msrt-, Main-street. Cadoxton. n >32 DOZEN NAVVIE SHOVELS: to cicar ai 15s Li 'J per Dozen.—Auction Mart, Main-street, Cadox- ton. [p33 FOR SALE.—SIX VILLAS, at Barry £ 30D each. JD £200 C:1.n remain on mortgage at 4i per c?nt.— Apply Geo. H. F. Willett. Barry. PHINTING ORDERS of Every Description at the Office of this Paper. LIVE STOCK. TPXCE MARK. SQUIRE POWDERS 1 Cooling and Fattening. Best for Store Pigs. Id. per packet. SQUIRE GILES' WORM POW- DERS OR WORM PILLS FOR DOGS. Purely herbal and harm- less. Certain cure. 6d. per packet of all Chemists, Seedsmen, and Grocers, or. of .Sauire Giles & Co., Cardiff.' MEDICAL. rMALE Corrective MixTurc succeeds after all J' others have failed not a quack medicine.— Pearson and Co., Chemists, 10, Caroline-street, Cardiff- ITCHINGS (unbearable), Pimples, Nasty Sores or Ulchers, Blood and Skin Diseases (from what- ever cause).—Apply now for. advice, free of charge, to Pearson and Co., Chemists, 10, Caroline-street, Cardiff, where immediate relief may be had and sure cure guaranteed at a trifling cost. MISCELLANEOUS. PLOUGHS. HORSEHOES. HORSE GEARS, CHAFFCUTTERS, CAKE BREAKERS. &e~, CARTS, WAGGONS, TROLLIES, TRAPS AND CARRIAGES of all kinds. A goats for the Bristol Wagon Works Company. Li,?i<s free. HIBBERT & SONS, 10 and 11. Castle-street. Cardiff. PEARCE & Co., 61, QUEEN STREET. CAR jt DIFF. Soft Band Trtit-vses. Artificial Logs Arms and Eyes, Leg. Irons, Spine-supports, Belts Elastic Stockings. RUPTURES, HERNIA. HOW can it be cure^ Consult ALLEN PEAR CB. Private rooms, IS. THE PARADE. CAUD-IF*1.- BF&o&e 10 to 4. OWENS HAIR DRESSING.—A Specific for Nourishing and Preserving the Hair. Renews the Hair in cases of Baldness Stays the Falling Off. Restores the Hair to its Natural Colour. Produces luxuriant Whiskers and si aches. Sold in Bottles at 2;6 and 1 each by OwjEX 27, EDWARD-STREET, Qte^-stkeet, CAUDIFI" 151, Cardiff New: Market KalL Local Agents—J..Jones, Chemist, Holton-road, Barry Dock; W. R. Hopkins, -Chemist, High-street, Basry W. R. Hopkins. Chemist, .Vere-street, Cadoxton. W. H. Key, Chemist, Ta3- ■street, Pontypridd, and all Chemists. j; j jrjooi'ER a- QO.y, i CERTIFIED. UNDERTAKERS AND COM [; PLETE FUNERAL FCRNIiHER-S. The Best- and Cheapest in the District for all Classes of Funei-al Cars, Hearses, Shellibiers, Mournir«g- Coac&?s, at Mayne, Hooper & Co., High-street, Barry and at 30, V\ indsor-road, Penarth. I ,r- BIRTHS,. MARRIAGES, & DEATHS. BIRTIl 1 < MACINTOSH.—On the 26th alt., at Plymouth-ro^d Penarth,, the v. ife of Mr. Albert Charles Macintosh of a d;i,ivght-cr. DEATHS. LF.YSKOCv.—On the 23th alt., at 35, Ciive-roa l, Pen- art-h, Harry, son of M"Thomas Leyshon, aged four year's. The funeral took plaoo yesterday (Thurs- day). JliXKIKS.—On the 28th ult., a.t Cliff Farm, Llan- <arfan, Mrs. Mary Jenkins, aged 70 years. Funeral to-day (Friday) »t Bethes.la. JO}rES rpHOMAS & CO., UNDERTAKERS & COMPLETE FUNERAL FURNISHERS. EVFJRR REQUISITE FOR FUNERALS OF ALL CLASSES. TItf only Frosvrietors of Hearses, SHc-Uibicrs, &c. in | ti»c district. i o- ( HOLTON-ROAD. DOCK, j ui- VERE-STREET, CADOXTON. "For seve 1 years I a •.tfer«;< from f-t'ima, tned all knows rem j lies, an l L^Y.'lo'o Pi-;c: O IA T; BALSAM. | is the best o* all."—Is. U per b >ttlc*.
supplied to the children at a penny each. While on this question. I may mention that a large number of schools throughout the country are beginning' to realise that. now the school fees have been abolished, there is a splendid field open for the encouragement of thrift among the children by the formation of these Savings Bank. Mr. Ewebank, the genial head-master of the Cadoxton Schools, is to be congratulated on having suggested the matter to the Board when he did the result was that no sooner were the i'ee.3 done away with than the pennies were pouring in to be placed to the credit of the children themselves.