BARRY AND CADOXTON LOCAL BOARD. MEETING OF THE HEALTH COMMITTEE. BREEZY IXCIDEXTS. The Health. Committee of the Barry and Cadox- ton Local Board met*at the Local Board Office. Cadoxton. on Friday evening' last, when there were present Dr. O'Donmll (chairman"), Dr. E. Treharne. and Messrs. W. Thomas (Cadoxtonh J. Barlow. J. A. Hughes <clerk\ A. E. Leyshon Cinsppctor of nuisances). J. C. Pardee (surveyor), and Dr. G. Neale (medical officer.) HEALTH OF THE DISTRICT. The Medical Onicer of Health presented his monthly report, vhich showed that durinsr August there had been 9 deaths, being a death rate of 8 per 1.000 per annum. Durincr the same period there bad been 34 births. 19 males and 15 female, or a birth rate of 30.3. There hid been the following-ca"? of infectious diseases :—Scarlet fever. 21 typhoid or interic fever. 5 erysipelas. 2: and puerperal fever. 1. A Mrs. Gwendoline Daniels, of 24, Foster-street. Cadoxton. took her dans-hter to Cardiff while it was suffering- from fever, and also let a part of the hon--e to a Mrs. Bowden.-The Chairman said he had given warn- ings several times.—The Inspector said the woman's excuse was that she thought the child was all right.—Dr. Treharne moved that legal pro- ceedings should be taken against the offender.— The resolution was carried.—Dr. Neale said they were going to prosecute another person for a similar offence when the disease was really at its height, but she had gone away. That made the case all the more serious, as thev had no idea where she had o-one to.—It was reported that, with the exception of scarlet fever, the district was in a verv healthv state. THE INSPECTOR'S HOT-SE-TO-HOUSE VISIT. The Inspector of Nuisances reported that he had visited every house in a further batch of streets, and he submitted the result of his inspection :— V, >(F Nuisances. Id les-eigli-stvecr 2..t 4 Moxon-street 10 5 Lower Hunter-street S 1 Lower Harvey-street 9 4 Norfchcote-street 6 1 Jonner-srrcet 1,1 2 Cii«strrSeld-streeT. 18 10 Glebe-street 13 7 Fair ford-street 31 22 Gilbert-street 23 10 Palmerstowu. 23 9 Total 19i 75 The number of nuisances he hod inspected was 112. and the number of notices issued 80. The com- mittee proceeded to go through the lists of the nuisances mentioned, and various instructions were given -n-ith n. view to immediate removal of the same.—The Inspector stated that in reference to the nuisances on the property of the Merthyr and Dowhi", Building Soeietv. the directors had given orders for the abatement of the whole of them. THE ?CAVEXGIXG WORK. The inspector reported that the scavenging of Cadoxton by Messrs. Gray and Amos, up to the 12th i-r.st had been done in a most reckless manner. soil pans being left full. and the contents of others thrown about the back-yards and other places. Letters had been sent to the contractors, and no notice having been taken, he (the insr>ector~) had nothing else to do but to employ men to remedy the gross nuisances caused, and the cost would be deducted from the contractors' payments. Mr. Ruckley commenced the work on the loth and he (the inspector") believed that the work would be carried out in future more in accordance with the wishes of the Board. There was little complaint in re- ference to the scavenging of Barry Dock. There had been a few complaints about refuse not being carted away regularly at Barry, but he hoped it world be better in future. The whole of the householders in the district had been supplied with notices to place their refuse out at 8.30 a.m. MISCELLANEOUS. Five new licenses w-re granted for milk sellers. It was reported that 12 houses had been dis- infected after cases of infectious diseases. The Inspector stated that during the month he had inspected 45 vessels at Barry Dock, and eleven nuisances had abated. It was stated that the assistant inspector con- tinued to perform his duties in a satisfactory manner. A letter w,a.~ read from Mr. F. P. Jones-Lloyd on behalf of the Ratepayers Association .again drawing attention to a nuisance at a cesspool in the Holton- road. The clerk was directed to reply that steps were being taken to abate it. and that the nuisance would be completely removed as soon as the private improvements in Gueret-street were com- pleted. A letter was read -from Mr. 'John Robinson, resident engineer of the Barry Companv. com- plaining of offensive sewage flowing into the com- pany s storage yard near Burlington-street.—The Surveyor was deputed to look into the matter. Dr. Treharne called the attention of the com- mittee to the cesspool nuisance in Station-terrace. (Hear, hear.') It was a very great nuisance, and the stench^ was terrible.—It was decided to call the attention of the Public Works Committee to the matter with a view to drainage system, so as to compel the owners to connect thereto. On the application of the Medical Officer of Health, it was decided to remove the disinfecting chamber to the Board's land near the proposed slaughter-house, mortuarv. fce. The Medical Officer having called the attention to the nuisances caused to householders in Iddes- leigh-street by people coming from the theatre committing nuisances against the rine ends of committing nuisances against the pine ends of houses, the Clerk was deputed to communicate with -Mr- Barnett with a view to his providing- a proper urinal. Dr. Treharne drew attention to the necessity of public urinals being erected in different parts of the district, and after a short discussion the sur- veyor and the medical officer were appointed to suggest sites, UXIFOHM FOR THE INSPECTORS. The Inspector of Nuisances asked most respect- fully rhat both his assistant and himself should be furnished with uniforms, as he found that at pre- sent they were suffering under a great disadvan- tage in performins- their several duties in plain clothes.—The Medical Officer corroborated what the inspector had stated, and said that he thought it was a very important matter. An inspector in uniform had very much more effect on the people, For instance, when the inspector went aboard a ship for the purpose of attending to his work they would not assist him at all, but regarded him pro- bably as a man with whom it was regarded a* a privilege to wait a couple of hours. It was the same all tnrough the district. People sometimes regarded him as a bailiff—(laughter")—when he went to their houses, and not an official of the Board.—The Inspector said he found in making a house-to-house visitation that he had not that authority and effect which was necessarv. Sometimes when he knocked at a door the inmates peeped through the window. and then would not open the door, and then he had to go to the window and call out that he was an inspector of nuisances and wanted to come in. -After a short discussion, it was decided, on the motion of Mr. W. Thomas, to recommend the Board to furnish the inspectors with uniform. AN ECCENTRIC LETTER FROM AN ECCENTRIC PERSOX. THE CHAIRMAN REPLIES. AXD THREATENS TO TAKE ACTION. The Clerk read the following letter which had bem received from Mr. George Garnett, Cadox- ton SeDternker 12th 1891. Mr. A. E. Leysho'n,—I bng to call your attention to a serious nuisance on the Queen's highwav. on a road in Cadoxton known as Robins-lane, and recently put in excellent condition by our Local Board. This mil- eage gives the newly-made road the appearance of a farmyard, which is a direct insult to onr surveyor in his attemnt to keep the road clean and presentable, an l a credit to our most honourable Local Board. Tms nuisance is more serious because committed bv two educated gentlemen-Dr. P. J. O'Donnell and Mr. Williams, bank manager, Vere street. They wilfully disobey the Local Board of Health's orders, thereby setting us of the humble sort a very bad example and seriously c endangering the health ot Her Maiesty's subjects, this nuisance T>cins; committed within a few yards from a Pnbtick bakehousc. Furthermore, these two aforesaid gentlemen set a very bed example to the general public by wilfully defrauding the Cadoxton Water Company of their just rights in drawing the water for their horse from my water tap. and thrreby making; the entrance to my cottage very slopoy. We naturally look to gentlemen holding such high positions as the two named for an example in cleanliness and integrity. The doctor charges a good price far the water he supplies to his catients; then why should the Water C'omnanv be de- frauded. Please put this letter before the Board, and don't neglect the reward you offer for this informa- tion.—Yours faithfully, GEORGE GARXETT. Warry-road, Cadoxton. The Chairman Is there any report from the > inspector .'—The Inspector I have never seen in my inspections anything that would cau-e me to serve any notice of any nuisance in Robin's-lane. The only report I have had to make was for a nuisance fit the back of Mr. Jeremiah's and Mr. Davies's shops owing to accumulation of refuse. I 8-ved a notice, and it was complied with,—A j discussion endued between the Chairman and Mr Barstow as to whether the lane from wall to wall was public property, the chairman maintaining that the part of the lane bordering on his stable was private property,' and Mr Barstow maintaining that it was a public one as it was he himself drew out the plans years ago for its construction.—Mr. W. Thomas (to Mr. Barstow) It was there long before ever you saw it.—Mr. Barstow There you are again. — Mr. W. Thomas There you are again, too.—Mr. Barstow said he wished to ask the Chairman a question about the letter which had been received. Was manure allowed to be put out on the highway under any circumstance .'—The Chairman Where is it put out.'—Mr. Barstow said he had seen it outside Dr. O DonnelVs stable.—The Chaiiman asked when he had seen the manure there.—Mr. Barstow: Repeatedly.—The Chairman: When.'— Mr. Barstow Repeatedly.—The Chairman When have you seen it there.'—Mr. Barstow: I have seen it there several times. Do you doubt my word 1—The Chairman But I ask you to mention a date.—Mr. Barstow I have seen it there in the day and in the night.—The Chairman said that was making a general assertion, but 2Ir. Barstow failed to mention any one occasion.—Mr. Barstow I have seen it repeatedly.—The Chairman All I have to say. Mr. Barstow. is this, if I have com- mitted any nuisance, I wish to be dealt with the same as anyone else. Before I took that place, the manure was allowed to remain there for two or three months.—M>\ Barstow Does that affect the question .'—The Chairman Listen, Mr. Barstow. Since I have been there I have had a sewer put in to remove any liquid matter which may accumulate near the stable. While they were making the lane re- cently. they blocked up the entrance to my gate for several clays, and tl ere might have been an accummulation then, but there never has been smce. and there never was before while it was in my occupation. As regards the latter part of Mr. Garnett s letter that will: have to be explained somewhere else as it is decidedly offensive, and has been made much merriment of by Mr. Garnett and his friends.—Dr. Treharne Has the inspector seen any nuisance there .'—The Inspector I have seen no nuisance there. I saw a man put manure out of the stable, but it was put into a cart and taken away.—Dr. Tieharne I have seen manure there, but I am not able to say whether it was while Dr. O'Donnell had possession or not.—The Chairman I may say that my horses are much better stabled than Mr. Garnett and his family are housed. With its mud floor and situate half-a- dozen yards from a cesspool, my opinion is that the house is not fit for occupation. (Sensation.)— Mr. W. Thomas Our inspector tells us there is no nuisance, and. therefore I don't see that we can take any notice of the letter.—Dr. Treharne agreed. —The discussion then concluded. ° JER. BARSTOW THINKS THE INVITATION SHOULD DE ACCEPTED. A letter was read from the secretary of an electric exhibition for Taunton and the West of England enclosing catalogues for the mayor" and chairman of the Lighting Committee, and ex- tending anSinvitation to a deputation of the Board to attend the exhibition.—The letter was about being parsed over, when 3Ir. Barstow remarked that he thought they ought to keep in touch with such a thing as that.—Mr. W. Thomas Supposing you and I were appointed a deputation to go there. (Laughter.) — The Chairman I will give my catalogue to any gentleman who wants to go. Perhaps the clerk and sur- veyor would like a trip up there. (Laugh- ter.)—Mr. Barstow I don't care to shut my eyes to what is going on everywhere.—Dr. Treharne You had better take a run up there, then.—The letter was allowed to lie on the table. FIXTURE CONTRACTS FOR SOAVENGTNG. The Surveyor suggested that in future contracts for scavenging the collection of road scrapings in the district should be included. (Hear. hear.) Mr. W. Thomas moved a resolutian to that effect, and suggested that the Board should provide depots for the scavengers.—This was unanimouslv agreed to. and it was decided that the scavengers should have the option of using the depots or not. but if they did use them the ashes were to be the the property of the Board.—Messrs. W. Thomas (Cadoxton) and W. Thomas (Sully) were deputed to choose sites for depots. PUBLIC LIGHTING. The Surveyor presented a table showing the time he suggested the lamps in the varions parts of the district should be lighted and extinguished during the coming winter months. During the summer months the lamps were extinguished at twelve o clock.—The table, as prepared by the surveyor, was-recommended to the Beard for ap- proval. THE FLUSHINGS OF CLOSETS.—JIR. BARSTOW AND MR. THOMAS. The Chairman informed the committee that the Board had eliminated from their report, the recommendation that all water closet3 in the district should be provided by the owners of the houses with a pro- per flushing system. He desired to have it again inserted in the minutes as the Board had acted contrary to the bye-laws. —The Clerk agreed.—Mr. Barstow also agreed with what the chairman had said.—Mr. W. Thomas It's a pity youhavnt'fc had no better expedience of them.—Mr." Barstow You are an old sanitary inspector, you are.—Mr. W. Thomas I haven't got a lot of old fads about me like you have.—Dr. Treharne said that at the Board meeting he had voted against the recom- mendation of the committee, but he had recon- sidered the matter, and he would now certainly vote in favour of a resolution that all closets should be proviclell with a proper flushing system.—A re- solution to this effect was carried. 3Ir. Thomas being the only dissentient. This was all the business. MEETING OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE. The finance committee of the Barry and Cadox- ton Local Board met at the Local Board Office. Cadoxton. on Monday afternoon. There were present Messrs. J. J. Williams (who was voted to the chair). B. Lewis. G. F. Willett (clerk's deputy). J. C. Pardoe (surveyor), and C. Howe (collector). BILLS. The following bills were passed :—Salaries J. A. Hughes. clerk. de33 6s. 8d. J. C. Pardee, sur- veyor, £58 6s. 8d.: A. E. Leyshon, inspector of nuisances. £ 10 2s.; S. B. Summerfield, assistant inspector of nuisances. :£ 7 10s; Samuel Green, inspector of nuisances' clerk, £2 10s. Mrs. S. Jones, caretaker. £2 12s. Gd.; Mrs. and Mrs. P. Da vies, caretaker infectious diseases hospital. £1 5.3.: C. Howe, collector. £17 IDs.: R. Pa-doe. assistant surveyor. £19 10s.: Dr. George Neak\ medical officer, £ 10. Miscellaneous bills :—Rees Jones, printer. Barry, £6 18s.: Mayne. Hooper, and Co., R4 5s. Sd. • South- Wain Star, £2 3s. 6d. Hudson and Kearns. £ 7 4s. 9d.; C. Howe, one quarter's rent of offices. :£ 13 5s. Barrv Furnish- ing Company, £4 15s.: W. H. Gibby, £.34; Water- low Brothers and Layton, 6s. E. Ray,' rent of surveyor's offices. £2 8s. Thomas Pauiett. £3') 13s. 6d.; Jenkin Brock. £:16 158. Barrv Railways Company, £5 10s.. £4 4s. 5d.€3 7"1. 9à.. :1.1101 £9 16s. 4d.: Gray and Amos. sC3.veng-ing. £2 5s.; Thos. Ruckley, 10, C. Eyles, £14; London Life Association repayment of sewerage loan £612 5s. 3d. London Life Association, repayment of lighting loan. £. 29 12s. lOd. London Life Association, repayment on loan Holton and Weston- road. £ 144 Is. 7d. Waterlow Bros. and Co.. £15" Lewis Evans, £9 3s. 6d. Laurie and John, £1 7s.$d.: Barry Dock and Railways Companys, repairing roller, £4; W. Richards and Sons. £17 John Evans. 14s. 7d. J. John,,£59 165.: Thomas Paulett, street watering, £2 4s.: J. John. do.. £14" Jenkin Brock, do.. £253. John Jackson, stones. £33 Is. Sd. and £35 2s.: Thomas Spittle, limieed. £ 7 16s. notifying of Infectius Diseases Dr. W. Lloyd Edwards. 17s. 611.: Dr. Powell. 10s. Dr. E. Treharne. £3: Dr. O'Donnell. 62 17s. 6d. Dr. Gore, £1 12s. 6d. Dr. Xeale, Cl 7s. 6d. Dr. Livingstone, 17s. 6d. MISCELLANEOUS The accounts of the clerk, inspector, survevor. collector, and treasurer were examined and found correct. The inspector of nuisances and his assist- ant applied to have their wages paid weekly which was agreed to. A letter was read from the Local Government Board with reference to various loans, amounting to :€ 4.803. stating that their inspector would hold an enquiry at an early date. The question of the new rate for tho half-year commencing September 21 and ending March 25, 1892, was partly discussed, and it was decided to call a special meeting the following Wednesday to further discuss the same. An application was received from Mr. Howe for an increase of salary, and this matter was also deferred.
A LOCAL NEWSPAPER TURNS UP ITS TOES.— The Penarth Chronicle appeared for the last time on Saturday. It was not a very enterprising print, and its decease will not much be felt. R.I.P. WHERE TO GET GOOD FURNITURE.—With D. W. Thomas, Vere-street, Cadoxton. who is the cheapest rind the only experienced man in the district. Bring your repairs to him. I owe my child's life to the use of LEWIS'S PECTORAL BALSAM. I woull not be without a bottle of it for the world."—Is. Ud. per bottle. FOLLTCII'S is the Genuine Shop for all kinds of Clothing. Corner of Barry-road and Main- street.—Advt,
NATIONAL AMALGAMATED UNION OF LABOURERS. ANNIVERSARY DINNER. The anniversary dinner of the Cadoxton Branch of the National Union of Labourers was held at the Picnic Hall, Cadoxton, on Tuesday night, when Mr. H. Williams (President of the Gnion) occupied the chair. There were present besides:—Messrs. G. H. Dunn (vice-president). T. Davies (general secretary). C. H. Curry (district secretary), W. Harpur (local secretary). G. S. Cooper (president of the branch). H. Curtis (vice-president of the branch). Dr. O'Donnell (medical officer). W. C. Gilbert (Barry). James Burns (Barry). M. Mar- chant. J. D. Irish. Evan Lewis, G. Clarke, S. Sandon, D. Holland. J. Demery. II. Burgess. J. Callaghan. E. Gibbs. F. Rudd, C. Brown. C. Collier, T. Jeffries. R. Brownjohn. T. Kathren, T. Dibble, &0.. &c. After an excellent dinner, which was admirably served by Mr. Chappell. Mr. Evan Lewis proposed Success to the National Amalga- mated Guion of Labourers," coupling the toast with the names of Messrs. H. Williams, T. Davies, and G. H. Dunn. Mr. II. Williams said that it afforded him the greatest pleasure to be present on occasion? like the present, as such gatherings promoted a kindlier feeling between the members, and induced others to belong to the Union. (Hear, hear.) Two years ago he had been sent to three places to inquire into the state of several unions at Cardiff. Bristol, and Newport, and his report was that the National Amalgamated Union of Labourers seemed most likely to stand in days to come. He (the speaker) had not lost one iota of his former faith in it. (Hear, hear.) It was a solid union, and a progres- sive one it was true it progressed slowly, but it progressed remarkably well, in spite of opposition both from older L'nions and non-unionists. Its condition, numerically and financially, was most satisfactory. (Hear, hear.) Many members, how- ever. joined this, as well as other trades' unions, simply with the idea of increasing their wages or shortening their hours of work. When those con- ditions were fulfilled, they thought that the work of the Union was finished. That was a very great mistake. CLoud cheers.) That was but the beginning of the Union a far more serious duty remained. The working men of this country had the good and welfare of their country in their keeping-. (Hear, hear.) They should therefore combine, and when serious questions arose affecting municipal arrangements and other great matters, they should learn to sink personal or party feelings, and place labour re- presentatives in their Council Chambers and public bodies. (Applause.) They should send labour representatives to Parliament. (Hear. hear.) There were some there already, but Australia was far ahead of this country in that matter. In Australia there were already forty-nine labour re- presentatives—(loud applause)—but England was a hundred years behind. The working men of this country had been ground down so much in the past that it would require years before they could come out of their position of serfdom. (Applause.) He would, therefore, urge oil all present the necessity of getting others into the Union, to arrange for public meetings, and to re- member that anyone who was outside their ranks was a blackleg to Unionism. (HLoud applause.) Mr. P. Davies said that he did not know of any Union that went further towards meeting the re- quirements of the working classes. It was true there was not out of work benefit fund, but there were sick benefit, dispute benefit, and old age (superannuation) benefit funds. More than this there was a fund for providing legnl assistance to any member who had been arbitrarily and illegally dealt with, and through tirs they had already been successful in winning £300 to members for accidents received from no fault of their own. (Loud applause.) The great fault of the unskilled labourer had been and was that he did not put a right value upon his labour or see his own true worth. (Hear, hear.) It had been said that un- skilled labourers ha-1 no trade to protect, but they had evils and injustices to remove. (Hear. hear.) The first principle of Trades' Unionism was the amelioration of the conditions of working classes. He (the speaker) thought that they were perfectly justified, when they were powerful enough to do so successfully, to boycott any man who was not in the rank". For. in his opinion, no man had a right to participate in a benefit towards which he has contributed nothing. (Applause.) But while he thought he would bo perfectly justified in doing this. he would urge them to be discreet in having resource to this. The Union of labourers had already placed labourers on the same basis as skilled trades with regard to overtime. They did not receive the same amount of wages, but the Union had been instrumental in raising the wages from €1 to 25s. a week. (Loud applause.) Mr. G. H. Dunn. who also responded, said that every member should also be an organiser. He thought they should run labour candidates for the County Council—no party politics ought to be con- sidered when labour candidates were in the field. (Hear, hear.) He was glad to see that Mr. Harpur. their local secretary, was also the vice- president of the Barry District Trades' Council. The branch ought to be proud of the position which their secretary occupied. (Hear, hear.) They should be always agitating but their agitation should be sharp, straight to the point, and should be done by the leaders, not by the members. He (th.e speaker) had to contend with Irs own men some- times fit Newport, for they sometimes two or three times in a day put a stop to their work without his consent. This drew an undeserved odium on the Unions and the leaders. Mr. Dunn went on to speak of the necessity, and the certainty within a few months, of the Federation of labour throughout South Wales. If there had been such i federation in existence at the beginning of the ^ear, the disastrous strike at Cardiff would not have ended as it did. (Loud cheers.) At this juncture Messrs. Williams. Davies. and Drain left, and Mr. W. Harpur took the chair.— ifter Mr. Rudd had proposed ;t Success to the Cadoxton Branch." 31 r. W. Harpur, in responding. -aid that the branch had been in existence for one rear and seven months, and that altogether 245 nembers had been enrolled. (Applause.) Three iiad since resigned, and a hundred had ceased to be nembers. through being six months in arrears in :h0ir subscriptions, Of this number 75 had left :he district, and had left no tro.ee behind them. Laughter.) There were still 142 good financial nembers. whose subscriptions had been paid up to late. (Lo"d applause.) Their income was ft 1-10 19s. during the past year. The members' contributions amounted to J2115 19s. entrance fees..C27 16s. 4d. and goods (cards. &c.). £ 5 JOs. rheir expenses were ,£ 77. These included remit- tances to the executive office. £22 17s. sick pay- ment. :C 13 3s. 4d. branch officers' allowance, E15 10s. Od and sundries. The balance in the bank ind in the treasurer's hands was :10 71 4s. 7d. (Loud applause.) Alluding to the Trades Council, he was glad to say that it was doing well. It had sent deputations to the Local Board and the School Board. which had been very cordially re- ceived. and whose demands had been practically granted. He (the speaker) had been accused of having made rambling statements before the School Board, bat he could prove all that he hr?d said. He did not wish. however, to rake up the fire too much unless he was forced to do it. (Loud applause.) Mr. Demery proposed "The Visitors." and Dr. O'Donnell. in responding, said he was not a visitor, but a member and an official of the Union. (Ap- plause.) He was glad tosef so many present, and he wouidalways be glad to help the Union in every way. He hoped that next year again they would tell a tale of increased prosperity. (Applause.) Mr. W. Harpur proposed Success to the Cardiff District. and Mr. E. II. Curry, in response, said that two years ago there were only two branches. while now there were eleven in the district, and he was glad to be able to say that the Cadoxton branch was the best in the district. (Applause.) The efficient way in which their local secretary did his work was a credit to the whole National Union. (Applause.) Mr. Curtis proposed "The Press." and Mr. Llewellvn (J'urnj Dock X-ws') and Mr. W. Llew- ellyn Williams* (Smith Wales; Stur') responded.— Mr. Curry proposed The Host." to which Mr. Albert Chappell suitably responded. Songs were sung between the speeches by Messrs. E. Lewis, "CourtshiYJ in the rain C. Wyatt, A woman's work is never done Albert Thomas, I dreamt, my little boy, of thee." and others. before the end of the proceedings, the orchestra of the New Theatre Royal played selections, and se- veral members of the company kindly volunteered songs and recitations.
CYCLISTS' CHURCH PARADE. The cycling section of the Bridgend detachment 2nd Y.B. Welsh Regiment held their church parade to Margam Parish Church on Sunday last. At the invitation of Major D. R. David (the com- mander) the wives of non-commissioned officers were also conveyed in breaks thither. A start was made about 1.30 from Bridgend, and all attended divine service at 3 p.m. There were 20 cyclists present, and with non-commissioned officers the whole party numbered 46. Tea was partaken of after the service in the beautiful orangery of Margam Abbey, generously provided by Major David. The grounds were placed at the disposal of the party by Mr. J. Muir. head gar- dener, a.nd altogether a very enjoyable evening was spent, the whole party returning home about dusk,
TERRIBLE MURDER ON A PENARTH-BOUND VESSEL. [FROM OUR LoxDox CORRESPONDENT.] At the Bow-street Police-court on Saturday, John Holland. a fireman, was charged with wilful murder on the high seas.—Mr. Sims who prose- cuted on behalf of the Treasury, stated that the prisoner was charged with causing the death of Olaf Jansen in the stokehold of the British steamer, Racilia, on or about August 25th.— James Boyd. second engineer on board the Racilia, said that the ship belonged to Newcastle. On August 21st she left Penarth for Marseilles. Prisoner and Jansen joined the ship at Penarth as coal trimmers. At twenty minutes past four on August 25 witness was on duty in the engine-room. Jansen and the prisoner were in the stokehold. Jansen ran into the enegine-rooin, followed by the accused, who had a flat iron firing shovel, weighing about six pounds, in his hand. He was steik- ing Jansen over the back of the head and shoulders with it. He swung the shovel over his head before dealing the blow, but did not seem to the witness to use very much force in bringing it down. The blow was given with the fiat of the shovel. Jansen began to cry, but did not fail down. The blow was not heavy enough to knock him down. Witness caught hold of Holland and told him to go back into the stokehold, which he did at one?. Jansen bathed his face in the engine-room, and witness saw that lie had bruises about his right eye and a lump on the top of his head about the place where the blow was struck. He returned to his work, and witness went into the stokehold, and questioned the accused before Jansen as to the cause of the occurrence. Holland said that when he came on his watch there was no supply of coal in the bunkers, and that Jansen would not wet down his ashes, also that the other man had said that he (Holland) had too much to say. Jansen did not dispute this. Witness heard later in the day that Jansen was suffering from fits, and at half- past six that he was dead. The prisoner was re- manded.
CARDIFF WOMEN'S LIBERAL ASSOCIATION. GATHERING AT POKTHKEEKY. "Tea and tattle was not by any means the Alpha and Omega of the Liberal women at Porth- kerry on Friday afternoon last. It was not a meeting of pleasure only, but the social part of the gathering went hand in hand with the practical work, and as a result the Liberal cause in Cardiff should be all the stronger. The father- ing. too, was free from all the buffoonery and the inanities which usually accompany the Primrose League fetes, a part of the programme which is found to be the most attractive to the supporters of the constitutional party." Mrs. John Cory, of Porthkerry. was [tt home" to the members of the Cardiff Women's Liberal Association on Fri- day, and the object of the assembly was to meet the Hon. Mrs. Arthur Pelham (president of the Newport Women's Liberal Association), with a view to reorganise the Cardiff Association, and put it on a better basis for practical work during" the coming November and at the next general election. Upwards of a hundred Liberals res- ponded to the invitation, and the journey was made to Porthkerry by means. of five brakes. Fortunately the weather, though dull and threat- ening, held fine during the whole of the time, and the drive was a very pleasant part of the pro- ceedings. Porthkerry, the residence of Mr. and Mrs. John Cory, is a delightful country mansion, of fair proportions, in well wooded and extensive grounds, and commanding a splendid view of the channel. From the gravelled terrace imme- diately in front of the old-fashioned good-sized windows the greensward slopes rapidly down for about fifty yards to tho edge of the channel, and the view is entirely unobstructed, save here and there by a shrub or the branches of a tree. When the party arrived, rather late in the after- noon, they were met on the terrace by the host and hostess, and Lady Aberdare, the Hon. Miss Pamela Bruce, the Hon. Mr. Arthur and the Hon. Mrs. Pelham. who formed the house party, and Mr. Clifford Cory and Miss Cory. There was only one thing needed to complete the harmony of the proceedings, and that was the presence of the president of the Cardiff Women's Liberal Associa- tion—Lady Reed—who had written expressing her sorrow at not being able to be present owing to the unfortunate illness of her husband, the member for Cardiff. Among the visitors present were Mrs. Rogers (secretary), Mrs. W. E. Vaughan, Mrs. Xorman, Mrs. Mullin, Miss Brown, Mrs. Jotham, Mrs. James, Mrs. Cameron, Mrs. Munn, Mrs. Pugh. Mrs. Reddaway, Mrs. Burns, Alderman Saunders, Mr. D. Morgan, and Mr. Percy Thomas. Tea was served in excellent style in the dining- room, and while these pleasant though necessary proceedings were going on, the Hon. Mrs. Arthur Pelham seized the opportunity to talk l; business" with the leaders, while the host and hostess kindly interested themselves in directing the visitors round the grounds. Addresses having been de- livered by Lady Aberdare and the Hon. Mrs. Arthur Pelham, the meeting assumed a conversational nature. Mrs. Vaughan and Mrs. Norman having spoken, after some discussion the following wards were mentioned with workers :—Grange town, Miss Brown; Central, Mrs. Jotham Riverside, Mrs. Dr. James: Cathays, Mrs. Dr. Mullins, Mrs. Cameron Adamsdown. Mrs. Munn Roath. Mrs. Pugh, Mrs. Reddaway, Mrs. Burns Canton, Mrs. Xorman, Mrs. Vaughan. Alderman W. Sanders, J.P., then addressed the gathering, after which it was arranged that the Hon. Mrs. Arthur Pelham should meet the Liberal women of Cardiff on Tuesday evening, October 6th, at the Liberal As- sociation Rooms. Queen-street. Hearty votes of thanks having been accorded to Mr. and Mrs. John Cory. Lady Aberdare, and the Hon. Mrs. Arthur Pelham, the proceedings, which had been very successful throughout, terminated.
GOOD TEMPLARISM. EAST GLAMORGANSHIRE DISTRICT I.O.G.T. The annual session of the above lodge was held on Saturday at Cadoxton, Barry, in the lodge- room of St. David's Lodge. The district chief templar. Bro. Reddaway. Cardiff, presided. There was a large number of representatives and past representatives present. The district lodge de- gree was impressively conferred on twelve can- didates. The report of the district chief templar referred to the condition of the various lodges in the district. It suggested that a mission fund be raised and kept distinct from the general fund, for the purpose of opening new lodges and engaging mission rooms in such neighbourhood as South Splotlands, where drunkenness abounds. The report, together with the above recommenda- tion. was adopted. The report of the district secretary. Brother W. Morgan, Cardiff, was an encouraging one. and showed a nctt increase in membership of 51. The statement of the district treasurer, Brother R. Emery, Cardiff, proved that the finances were in a heathy condition. The district superintendent of juvenile temples, Bro. B. Evans. Cardiff, reported the substantial in- crease of 128 juvenile terrplars.—The electoral superintendent, Bro. Thomas Webber, Cardiff, reviewed the political work of the past year, and upon his suggestion the District Lodge passed a vote of thanks to Mr. W. Bowen Rowlands, Q.C.. M.P., for championing the Local Veto Bill, and expressed a hope that he would soon recover from his indisposition and lead the temperance party to victory.—It was also resolved that as soon as arrangements could be made a plebiscite be taken of the voters of the district to ascertain their views with regard to local option, a neighbouring association having offered assistance. —It was further unanimously resolved li That this District Lodge most strongly denies the claims of the Harry Dock Xcir.t to speak on behalf of tem- perance, and further protests against the course adopted in this week's issue in advocating the continuation of the license of the Barry Dock Station Refreshment rooms." — Brother John Fergusson, Past Grand Templar, moved, and it was unanimously resolved, that the thanks of the district Lodge b3 given to the South Wale. Daily Nnrs for the valuable services rendered during the past year. The election of officers was then proceeded with, resulting in the following being chosen for the ensuing vear :— D.C.T.. Bro. John McEachran. Cardiff Ledge D. Coun.. Bro. W. T. Raper. Cambria, Cardiff D.S.J.T., Bro. B. Evans, Cardiff (re-electtcl) D.V.T.. Sis. E. E. Thomas, Cadoxton-Barry; D. Sec.. Bro. W. Jones Thomas, Olive Branch, Penarth D. Treas.. Bro. R. Emery, Beauty of Wales, Canton (re- elected) D. Chap., Sister McLeod. Cardiff Ledge. The officers were installed by Bro. Fergusson, P.G.C.T., assisted Sis. Reddaway, G.V.T.. and Bro. B. Lewis, Cadoxton. A hearty vote of thanks was accorded to the members of the St. David's Lodge for their hospitality, and a very successful session terminated.
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CORRESPONDENCE. THE COWBRIDGE POLICE-COURT INCIDENT. TO THE EDITOR OF THE SOUTH TV ALES STAR. —In reference to the Cowbridge police- court incident, I must ask you and your readers to suspend your opinions until the suggested enquiry takes place by-(l) The Joint County Police Com- mittee (2) the Lord Chancellor (3) the House of Commons. I will, and am quite prepared, to answer for my conduct, say, before any tribunal. And come on Macduffs, for there are two of them. I am ready.-I am, &c., E. JOHNS, Mayor Cowbridge, Sept. 26th, 1891 —————.c.————— BARRY U.D. SCHOOL BOARD AND THE TRADES COUNCIL DEPUTATION. TO THE EDITOR OF THE SOUTH WALES STAR. SIR,-I note in your valuable paper of the 18th ult. a report of the above meeting appears, which reflects seriously on me as a contractor. As I have no secrets to keep from the Board or the Trades Council, perhaps you will allow me a little space to put the matter in a proper light. First. I am said to have sub-let £ 2.000 worth of work to the Cardiff Steam Joinery Company. I will at once admit that the Cardiff Steam joinery Com- pany did make the greater part of the windows. But every inch of framing, both externally and internally have been made either in my shop or on the job. What is more, the whole of the doors and screens were framed loosely in the months of March and April, inspected by the architects, and stacked to dry the whole summer before being wedged up. And as the whole of the carpenters' and joiners' work, including ironmongery and £ 650 for school furniture, only comes to £ 3,200, I must have paid a very handsome sum for the windows they made. This only shows how verv little Mr. Harper knew of what he was talking about and, secondly, Mr. Harper says they were only asking for what had already been granted in Cardiff. Let me here inform him that no such conditions exist as not having work made in steam joineries. That ends the sub- contracting of the carpenters and joiners' branch. With your permission, I will inform the Council of sub-contract No. 2, although they do not need it. I refer to the plastering which is being done by Mr. T. Codd, a master plaster, of Cardiff, who has done my work since the year 1880, but not in the sense that was there con- strued—of accepting the cheapest and scamp- ing the work, but by lettting the work by arrangements to a practical man at an honest price in which he can do his work well and pay an extra half-penny per hour over the current rate, as is being done at the Holton-road Schools This ends the whole of the sub-contracts. But I should like to say a word on Mr. Rees' remarks as to letting contracts to local men. all things being equal. This I perfectly agree with, but I hardly know where Mr. Rees proposes to draw the Un-\ Although I do not reside in Barry I claim to have quite as much interest in the district and pay as much in rates and taxes, if not more, than any single resident contractor in the place. You may have firms and syndicates that pay more. As to Mr. Thomas' remarks that the work would be done better by local men. I really cannot accept that in my case. If leading men that have served me faithfully for the last ten or twelve years have no regard for my reputation, I certainly could not expect a man that may come to-day and be gone to-morrow to have any. I may here say I do not pay train fares from Cardiff when I can get good men in the district. In conclusion, I shall be happy to meet a depu- tation of the Trades' Council at any time to inspect the work, and gire them any information in my power, that they may be in a better position to speak at any future meeting in plainer language instead of indulging in so many generalities. Apologising for taking up so much of your valuable space,- Yours, &C.. W. SYMONDS, Contractor, Holton-road Schools. A "NEUTRAL" MEMBER OF THE BARRY LOCAL BOARD. TO THE EDITOR OF THE SOUTH WALES STAR. SIR,-Although only a working man. I yet take a deep interest in everything pertaining to the welfare of the district and naturally peruse your columns weekly with a special eye to the doings of the Local Board. Now, sir, there is one thing I do like and that is for a man to be straight- forward in expressing his opinion. My object in writing this short letter is to point out that I have observed that Mr. J. J. Williams, one of the mem- bers of the Local Poard. has been on two or three* occasions neutral when the voting has been taken on important questions. If many of the members acked like this what a u-eless authority the Board would be. Surely Mr. Williams has a mind to make up on public questions. The Cadoxton Com- mons affair will. I suppose, be shortly settled by the Board. I hope to see Mr. Williams vote like a man, and not render his membership useless.—I am.&o.. 'TIMOTHY TODDLES, Barry-road, Cadoxton. THE LATE FATAL ACCIDENT TO A CHILD. TO THE EDITOR OF THE SOUTH WALES STAR. SIR,—Will you be good enough to allow me to use your columns, on behalf of my wife and myself, to publicly thank our many kind friends for their very kind sympathy with us in the sad bereavement we have been plunged into by the sad accident which befel our dear child, and which terminated so fatally. We value very much the kindness of such friends who have written and called personally, and in many other ways ex- pressed their kind sympathy with us.-I am. &c., S. A. WILLIAMS. 9, Windsor-road, Barry, Sept. 23, 1891.
NEWS AND NOTES FROM PONTYCYMMER. There seems to be a mania among the sons of Bacchus in this neighbourhood to walk upon the railway. It was orly recently some were made denizens of Cavipo Santo. Last Saturday night a few more were put hors de combat. Beware, ye Bacchanal worshippers. John Barleycorn is not strong enough to contend with the iron horse. There was a noble display of sympathy shown to Dr. Mc Allen. On Monday evening all ranks seemed to feel a loss, and especially Dr. Pa/ry, who was quite overcome with emotion. The clergy made themselves conspicuous by their absence. The successors of the apostles might have been there to give Dr. McAllen their Aposcolic blessing, and wish him God speed across the ocean. The anniversary and jubilee of Zion English Baptist Church were held last Sunday and Monday when powerful sermons were preached to large congregations by the Rev. W. Davies. Britonferry. Mr. Eastbourn (P.M.), minister, preached on Sun- day afternocn the collections amounted to tE25 10s. Five years ago this Church was founded by seven members in a little room three years ago they gave a call to their first a ad present minister. Rev. J. Lamb since that time they have been worshipping in a vestry built at a cost of £ 300. During that time, besides supporting their minister, and giving him several handsome presents of books and money and other valuables, they have paid off all their debts, and have in hand £ 71 towards building a new chapel. It would only be right to say they have had no help from anyone outside the district with the exception of two guineas from Mr. Cory, Cardiff; no help or sympathy from the Association, no not so much as a visit from them, because they would not link with a little church at Abergwynfi, and take a minister approved of by the Cardiff element, and pay him C50 per annum between them to trudge across the mountains from Cape to Garw. Be- cause of that obstinacy the C5 grant was with- drawn. and they were left to live and die. But they lived, and are in good health. It would only be fair to add that through the generosity of the good squire of Llanharan House, Mr. Blandy Jenkins, they have secured a piece of ground, 92ft. by 45ft., in a commanding position, free of all cost whatever. More than that Mr. Jenkins paid the fees of the solicitor for the transfer. And now on the jubilee, the best thanks of the church is given to the noble-hearted secure of Llanharan House. Long may he live and enjoy the honours which he deserves. The plans are being prepared for the new chapel by Mr. Jesse Hurley, architect, Tondu. Who will send a donation to help this new enterprise to the deacons or minister of Zion Chapel. Pontycymmer. Good day. now: I must leave Pontycymmer and my noble-hearted friends for other fields beyond.
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