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JOTTINGS OX POLITICS.

IN AND AROUND BARRY.

"ALL RUBBISH SHOT HERE."

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"ALL RUBBISH SHOT HERE." ANOTHER "DISTINGUISHED" SECEDER. AN OLD CADOXTON MINISTER GOES OVER. John Bright once said of the House of Lords. that the common notice, seen so often in London, should be inscribed over its portals —" All rubbish shot here." Much the same may be said of the Church in Wales. We hear a great deal of distinguished seceders, and we may gather from the character of those who have gone over, the claims of those who are still vainly knocking at the door of the Established Church to be called distinguished." The latest of these distinguished failures is the Rev. Hugh Price Jamts. The II estrrn Mail says that Mr. James was a prominent and successful minister, and known as an excellent preacher. Unluckily, we happen to know something of the Rev. Hugh Price James. He came to Cadoxton, as minister of the Calvinistic Methodist chapel, in 1877. Cadoxton was then a mere country villr ge, with about 200 inhabitants. The Calvinistic Methodists had a. very vigorous and flourishing cause when Mr. James took charge of it. There was a numerously-attended Sunday School held, and the choir numbered about 70 members. But soon a cloud came over the cause every- thing seemed to wither under the blighting in- fluence of the new hand. The choir leader—Mr. Evan Thomas, of Hoi ton—was summarily dismissed by the pastor, and the choir dwindled down to nothing. The Sunday School became defunct, and the Church grew beautifully less, until by the time Mr. James left there were only 23 members left. It is is still fondly remembered that Mr. James excelled in two things—namely, playing drafts, and preaching other men's sermons. We are told that he was equal to the rector in the former ac- complishment, and as good as the Lord Mayor of London at plagiarising. In 1882, we think. he left Cadoxton for Penclawdd, andmeu "J- "1 tell tell the tale of how the ftu uture van which took away his goods was over- turned into a ditch near Colebrook Farm. Mr. James has always been of an enterprising turn of mind, and Penclawdd soba became too sir all for his gigantic mind. He left for Poich in the Rhondda Valley. He tried the same old Kgh-1 anded game there, but the hardy colliers would have none of him or his game, and he soon had to seek shell bl- under the frowning walls of Castell Caerphilly. From what we have heard, his bed wa: not a bed of roses at Caerphilly and no doubt this poor tempest-tossed chaplain has done wisely in seeking a haven of rest in the established Church. Such is the history of this "distinguished" seceder. The Western Mail said he is a great man and a ereat preacher; and the Wextern Mall is a truthful p ip' Yet such is his hlsl- ¡ry. The organ of the Calvinistic Methodists, the (roleuad, says of him that (1) he was not in the first or second rank of preachers (2) that he did not possess sufficient mental power to be a success among the ]\feh l- ists (3) his brother-1'law was a^cadya parson. We wish "ic Church joy of her latest and most distinguished son. Truly the Church is progressing.

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LEGAL JOBBERY AND THE WELSH.

DEVELOPMENT OF ' BARRY.

BARRY.

BARRY DISTRICT CRICKET CLUB.-

CADOXTON SECTION OF THE TYPOGRAPHICAL…

PERSONAL PARS. FROM PONTYPRIDD.

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