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BILL-POSTING COMPANY.—A meeting of the shareholders was held at the registered offices on Thursday afternoon, Dr. O'Donnell presiding. After a somewhat excited discussion, Mr. Hoddinott was elected a director. Mr. Philip E, James is the other director.
BARRY. THE PROPOSED NEW THEATRE.—The paragraph which appeared in our last issue in regard to the above has caused a great deal of interest at Barry. We hear that the promoters have, during the past week, selected a suitable site on which to erect to erect the building. PROPERTY SALE.—An auction sale by Messrs. David Jones and Co. of four villas situate in Harbour- road, Barry, was announced to be held at the Barry Hotel, Barry, hist evening week. None of the lots wore disposed of. "SHALL WE PREACH THEOLOGICAL SERMONS?" —At the second day's proceedings of the annual ses- sion of the Glamorganshire ..md Carmarthenshire English Congregational Union at Llanelly on Tuesday, the Rev. J. H. Stowell, M.A., pastor of the Barry Congregational Church, read a very interesting paper on the above subject. ISLAND-ROAD IMPROVEMENT. — The contractor for the granolithic pavement, which the Barry Dock and Railway Company is laying down, has commenced active operations, a large staff of men being engaged on the work. An iron railing is being fixed as a pro- tection round the harbour," and when the work is completed will form a promenade of no mean preten- sions. INTERMEDIATE EDUCATION.—A meeting of the Intermediate Education Committee was held at the Barry Market offices on Wednesday night. There were present, Rev. C,1,uon Allen, and Messrs. R. Moon, F. W. Taylor, and G. F. Willett (secretary's deputy). No business was transacted, as there were not sufficient mem bel's present to form a quorum, but it was rlecided to ask Messrs. J. C. Meggitt, J. Lowden, and J. A. Hughes to interview the Rev. Aaron Davies, Pont- lottyn, at Cardiff, in reference to the proposed school. LECTURE ox "DR. Mo F F A T T .—We beg to re- mind our readers of the interesting lecture which is to be delivered this (Friday) evening at the Barry Con- gregational Church on Dr. Moffatt," by the well- known preacher and lecturer, the Rev. Ossian Davies. The lecture is in aid of the funds of the chapel. Major Jones, one of the accepted Liberal candidates for the Carmarthen Boroughs, aud late American Consul at Cardiff, will take the chair punctually at 7.30 p.m. Doors will be open at 7 p.m. YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION.—At the Barry Public Hall, on Monday eveninsj next, the annual meeting of the Barry Young Men's Christian Association will be held. Alderman J. Cory, J.P., Porthkerr> House, will preside. The meeting pro- mises to be an interesting one, as several strangers are expected to be present. Amongst them are the names of Mr. Bennett (travelHnc secretary Y.M.C.A.). Mr. M. Pratt (lion. sec. South Wales District), Mr. M. A. Baker (Newport Y.M.C.A.). and Mr. George Hughes (secretary of the Cardiff Y.M.CA.) In addition, most of the ministers of the town have also promised to attend. Several ladies are also going to kindly help in the singing. A special invitation is given to the public to be present, especially young men. FOOTBALL.—The Barry and Dowlais teams will play a match on the Buttrills' Grounds. Barry, to- morrow (Saturday), when the following will represent the teamsBarry Back, F. Rutter; three-quarter backs, A. J. Medcroft, J. E. Rees, J. Jones, and T. Saunders; half-backs, F. John and J. Davies: for- wards, G. Phillips (cant.), D. Lester, W. Evans, A. Whitburn, A. Williams, W. James. F. Beck, arid S. Atwell: reserves, J. Panniers, and W.Rces. Dowlais: Back, D. Thomas three-quarter backs, E. H. Wood- man, F. J. Woodman, F.Parkinson, and L. Matthews: half-backs, B. Jones (capt.) and J. B. Evans forwards, D. W. Evans, Gus Jenkins, George Truran, D. Davies. M. Butler, A. Lawrence. J. Williams, and F. G. Woodman. Kick oil at 3.20 p.m. Referee, Mr. T. Lewis, penarth F.O. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH GUILD.—Tn connec tion with the above guild, it has been decided to throw open the classrooms at the chapel every evening during the winter months as a reading and recreation room, for the benefit of the members of the guild, or any other young men who would care to avail them- selves of the.privilege. This was successfully accom- plished on Monday evening last, when for the first time the room was opened for the above purpose. and was well attended and much appreciated by those present. A good supply of the current literature was provided, and arrangements have been made by which all the best daily and weekly newspapers and periodicals will be provided, these being generously given by various friends of the cause. Chess, draughts, and other games are also provided, and it is earnestly hoped that the provision of such an insti- tution will be the means of inducing the young men of the district to support so worthy an object, as it is fully intended to immediately take steps to establish a gymnasium also. THE BARRY AND BRISTOL CHANNEL STEAM PACKET AND CARRYING COMPANY, LIMITED.— At the Cardiff County-court on Wednesday, Mr. Jackson asked for an order compulsorily winding up the Barry and Bristol Channel Steam Packet and Carrying Company, Limited.—Mr. Bailhache, who appeared for the liquidator, opposed the application, and said the company was being woundup voluntarily. It was proposed to sell the company to another com- pany.—His Honour, looking over the papers, said it was proposed to sell out to the Barry Co-operative Building Materials Co., Limited.—Mr. Jackson said there was no such company in existence.—His Honour: What do you mean by p[1.so;ing resolution like that when there was no such company in existence.—Mr. Jackson said the company bad never done any business on account of insufficient capital. It was decided to wind up the company voluntarily, and twelve months had elapsed without any of the undertakings being per- formed.—On the understanding that nothing should be done in the matter, the case was allowed to stand over to the next court on account of the liquidator being ill in bed. FOR THE LARGEST and best selected stock of Watches, Clocks, and Jowellerv at the lowest prices go to Newman's, Exchange-buildings, Barry. FOLLICK'S is the Genuine Shop for all kinds of Clothing. Corner of Barry-road and Main- street.—Advt.
BARRY DOCK. ACCIDENT,—On Saturday, a labourer named Wm. Warren (53), of Barry Dock, was walking along the caisson when he slipped and fell on to the stones below, fracturing his thigh. He was removed to the Cardiff Infirmary. ALDERMAN W. R. EDWARDS, the father of Dr Lloyd Edwards, of Barry Dock. was returned at the head of the poll in the Eastern Ward at Carmarthen Municipal election last Monday. He also polled more votes than any other candidate in the town, securing 428 votes. RUMOURED EARLDOM FOR THE CHAIRMAN OP THE BARRY COMPANY.—The World has reason to believe that upon the dissolution of the present Parlia- ment the Earldom of Plymouth is to be revived in favour of Lord Windsor, chairman of the Barry Rail- ways Company. SUNDAY LECTURE.—Under the auspices of the John Mandeville (Cadoxton) bramch of the Irish National League, Dr. Kelly, of Barry, will on Sunday afternoon next deliver a lecture at the Bristol and South Wales Coffee Tavern, Holton-road, Barry Dock, the subject being, With the Irish Red Cross in France, 1870-1." The chair will be taken at half-past, three o'clock, and a cordial invitation is extended to all Irishmen to be present. CYMMRODORION.—A meeting of Welshmen was held on Tuesday night at the Bible Christian Chapel, Barry Dock, to take steps to revive a Cymmrodor- ion Society in the district. Captain Davies was in the chair, and there were present besides, the Rev. W. Tibbott, Messrs. Walter Roberts, Herbert Morgan (senior), T. M. Williams, J. Williams, Smith Jones, J. D. Davies, John Lewis, E. W. Jones, W. Llewellyn Williams (South Wabs Star), &c. It was decided that a Cymmrodorion Society be established, that the mini- mum annual subscription be one shilling, and that the society be open to all Welshmen and Welshwomenover 14 years of age. It was further determined to hold a public meeting shortly, and the secretaries were em- powered to ask several prominent Welshmen for their presence and support, and to arrange about the time and place of meeting. Captain Davies was unani- mously elected chairman of the inaugural meeting. There is every reason to believe that the society will be most successful, and all Welshmen who are in- terested in the matter are urgently requested to com- municate with the secretaries (pro tern.), Messrs. Watkin Williams, Waterloo House, High-street, Barry; J. D. Davies, Holton-road, Barry Dock; and W. Llewellyn Williams (South Wales Star). DISTRESSING FATALITY.—On Tuesday, when the steamship Mereddio was leaving Barry Dock, after having just passed the breakwater the chief officer, John M'Kay, 42 years of age, a native of the North of Scotland, was engaged in heaving up the anchor with several men on the forecastle head, when, by some means, he lost his balance and fell overboard. A boat was immediately lowered, and the man was taken on board within five minutes. Every means were em- ployed to resuscitate him, and Dr. Powell, of Barry, was summoned, and proceeded on board, but all efiorts were unavailing, the mr.n being dead. The body was brought ashore later to await an inquest. The de- ceased's wife only left Barry about ten o'clock, after seeing the ship sail, not knowing of the accident. The deceased and the master of the ship have sailed to- gether since they were boys, and the captain was greatly affected at the untimely death of his old friend. Mr. Macintosh, landlord of the Whitehead Hotel, Merthyr, is a brother-in-law of the deceased. The inquest was held before Mr. Coroner Reece at the Barry Dock Hotel on Wednesday. Evidence showed that while "catting" the anchor, the catfall broke, and the mate being in the act of looking over the bow, the rope caught bis heel and threw him over- board. Evidence of identification was given by the deceased's widow, and a verdict of Accidental drowning was returned. CONCERT.—In aid of the Welsh Congregational Chapel a grand concert was held at the Barry Public- hall on Wednesday evening, the large hall being crowded. Mr. D. T. Alexander, Dinas Powife, presided. The chief artistes were Miss Joanna Hopkins, Porth; Miss Kate Morgan, Dowlais; Mr. D. Howells (Gwvn Alaw), Tylorstown; Mr. Tom Jenkins (Llew Hafod), Tylorstown, all of whom aquitted themselves in such a creditable manner as to repeatedly arouse the enthu- siasm of the audience. The Barry Male Voice Party under the leadership of their excellent conductor, Mr. D. Farr,1relldered in fine style severarchoruses. During the evening pianofortes duetts were played by the Misses. Moon and Williams, and Misses Lewis and Blackmore. The arduous duties of accompanist were efficiently carried out by Miss A. J. Lewis, Barry. At the clooe of the concert a hearty vote of thanks was accorded Mr. Alexander for presiding. The energetic secertary, Mr. E. Howells, and the committee are to be congratulated upon the swccessfnl manner in which the whole of the arrangents were carried out
PENARTH. I, LOCAL BOARD.—The monthly meeting of the above Board was held on Monday evening, Mr. Forrest in the chair. There were also present—Messrs. D. Mor- gan, J. Edwards, D. Cornwell, G. Pile, W. L. Morris, T. Beavan, W. B. Shepherd. J. W. Morris (clerk), J. Court (surveyor), and Dr. Kell (medical officer).—A letter was read from the directors of the Barry Dock and Railways Company to the effect that it was un- reasonable for the Board to ask that, as the route of the Barry Railway between Cogan and Cadoxton was much shorter than that of the Taff Vale Railway, their train should be delayed at Cadoxton for the arrival of the Taff Vale Train.—Mr. Cornwell be- lieved that if the whole matter was put before the Railway Commissioners, they would see that it was necessary that a through communication be arranged between Penarth and Barry, and he proposed that the Clerk write to the Commissioners, and, if necessary, that a petition be got up.—Mr. Shepherd seconded the proposition, and it was supported by Mr. T. Bevan, and carried. It was resolved that a public meeting to consider the question of dividing the district into wards be held on the 20th inst. FOLLICK'S is the Best Shop for Jewellery. Splendid assortment and at all prices. Corner of Barry-road and Main-street.—Advt.
ABERTHAW. SAD FATALITY TO -A. CAPTAIN.—On Tuesday an inquest was held at Briton Ferry on the body of Captain David Jones of the dandy" Abbey," of Cardiff, I which sprung a leak after leaving Aberthaw on Friday last. The crew had to work all night at the pumps, but on Saturday morning the vessel sank. The captain died from exposure, and a. verdict to th-t effect was returned. Amongst those who gave evidence was Charles Harris, the mate, who resides at St. Athans, near Cowbridge.
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LOCAI7 NOTES. At the Local Government Board inquiry held on Wednesday, the chief opposition to the applica- ion of the Board was with reference to the widening-and improving of Barry-road, Cadoxton. The opposition was based on two grounds, viz. 1. That the Board ought to have thrown the cost of widening and improving1 the Barry-road on the owners of property fronting on such road. 2. That the "Board should not have carried out the work until a public inquiry was held, so as to give ratepayers an opportunity of objecting. In giving evidence in favour of the application Mr. J. C. Meggitt, chairman of the Board, stated that the Board knew that they could either treat J3a.rry-r6a.d as! a public highway which was to be improved, or they could treat it as a new street, and make the owners of property pay for the widening and improving. They had, however, determined to regard it an improved highway, and to pay it out of the rates for the following reasons, viz.:—1. There was already a precedent in this district, namely, the Holton and Weston-road and the Court-road in these cases the Board had paid for the widening and improving out of the rates, and he thought that it was fair that all parts of the district should be treated alike. 2. The Board thought it would be wiser and cheaper in the long run to follow the course that they had. The others gave the land, and the Board undertook the cost of making the road if the owners knew that they would have to bear the cost of making ,the road they would never give the land, and at present the Board are seeking to induce owners to -give altogether nearly twenty acres of land for road improvements in their district. 3. If the Board determined to make the owners pay for the improvements they would not be able to widen any of the old highways in this district until they were built over, which would retard the progress of the dis- trict for manj> years. 4. Barry-road was a very important road, in one of the most populous parts of the district; it was a main road, and as such should be treated in a different manner from what was only a private street. With regard to the second ground of objection— namely, that the Board should have waited until the inquiry had been held before they commenced the work the reason that induced the Board to proceed immediately was that they were very anxious to get Barry-road put in a proper condition before the winter. If they had waited until the inquiry it is probable that the contract would not have been commenced until Christmas, and would not have been finished until some time in the spring. We have lately had an opportunity of hearing the views of a comparative stranger to the Ponty- pridd district, who drove some days ago from Pontypridd to Porth. He was anxious to know why it was that the Local Board allowed the tram lines to remain in their present state. Our readers will doubtless remember that in many places the tram lines are two or three inches above the level of the road, and that it is quite dangerous to drive over them. The road is a very narrow one, when it is remembered that it is the main road leading from the thickly-populated Rhondda Valley to Pontypridd, and when these raised tram lines are added to the narrowness of the road, the wonder is that there are not frequent accidents. Pontypridd owes its commercial prosperity to the fact that it lies at the junction of several thickly-populated valleys, of which the Rhondda is the chief. We would imagine that the law of self-preservation, if nothing else, would have induced the Local Board to have done everything in its power to improve the access from Porth to Pontypridd. The powers given by Act of Parliament to a Local Board in reference to the control of tramways are ample, and we cannot understand how the road is allowed to remain in its present position.
IN AND AROUND BARRY.
IN AND AROUND BARRY. The Church bazaar at Barry last week was. I am clad to hear, a pronounced success. I was glad to see Nonconformist vie with Churchmen in promoting the success of a bazaar, the proceeds of which are to be devoted towards such a good object. The hall looked very pretty, and the stalls were magnificent. Very little was left to be disposed of by public sale, most of the things having been sold or raffled on the first two days. The programme was very WQU. got up, though there were some awful howlers in it,-such as Christanthemums," and some of the Welsh translations were jaw-breaking. Though a pretty good Welshman — perhaps because of it—I was horrified to see such words as '• Maelfa'r Periglordy. Quite one of the funniest sights was to see the genial rector hawking the Smith Waits Star about, and dilating on the merits of that excellent journal. I quite agreed with him, and felt tempted to invest a penny. Alas! when I came to look for one, I found that the fair Bazaaric sirens had bereft me of my last brown. The fancy costumes attracted great attention, especially that of one gentleman whom I will call Don Ferdinando Stivarto. The don lived in High- street. Mid-day he hied him forth from his lordly mansion, gallantly attired in brave costume, with velvet coat and pantaloons and skin-coloured stockings. Never did Malvolio with his cross- gartered stockings attract so much attention as the hero of the skin-coloured hose. He com- menced his march towards the Market Hall with slow and dignified carriage. The children were returning from school, and stared open-mouthed at the grand and imposing spectacle. Don Ferdin- ando, fully conscious of the awe he was inspiring in these youthful bosoms, gave them ample leisure to admire his coat and pantaloons and skin- coloured hose that covered a pair of calves that would not have been highly commended in a fat cattle show. Alas! the awe of the young is short lived; one whispered to the other, Why he ain't got no stockings on." The Don pretended not to hear, but quickened his pace. Louder and louder grew the cry, greater and greater grew the crowd of children—trooping in from all quarters—faster and faster grew Don Ferdinando's pace. At last, dignity was cast to the wind, and the hidalgo fairly raced round the cor- ner, followed by as many children as obeyed the charm of the pied piper, and, when he was last seen hurrying into the hall, the cry still smote his ear, Geralong, Spindleshanks He ain't got no stockings on." I was sorry that somebody had been so ill- advised as to try on a practical joke on Thursday. Placards were distributed broadcast to the effect that a horse and trap would be raffled for; no one was allowed to buy more than two tickets and a.s an additional inducement, it was stated that Mr. Price, of Holton, had kindly con- sented to place his stable at the winner's disposal until Thursday. An immense num- ber of people bought their two tickets, and some working men's families bought as many as six or seven tickets. When the whole thing was over, however, it was found that the trap was a mouse-trap, and the horse not of the equine tribe. One laughs at such a thing when it is done in a charitable bazaar in London, or some such place, when only the comparatively well-to-do attend. But it was certainly au ill-advised proceeding at a place like Barry, and especially on the last day. 1 am glad to hear that Mrs. R. S. Robinson, one of the secretaries, disapproves of it, and is willing to return the money to all who feel aggrieved at being hoaxed. I was greatly shocked at reading the last week's issue of the —— No, not even if tortured on the rack, or rent in twain by wild horses, will I ever bring myself to name that obscure contemporary but. as I was saying. I was greatly shocked to see in the other paper last week that the monster of envy had been unmasked." I seemed to have some dim recollection that I had seen an account of the mysterious monster before. Was it in Gulliver's Travels or Baron Munchausen's Life that I had seen it. or was he the" Man with the Iron M&sk?" However, it was comforting to think that at last he had been unmasked and stood before the world in all his naked hideous- ness. What sort of thing was he, I asked myself, and where was he exhibited, and what was the price of admission ? I glanced hurriedly down the page, and my heart stood still when I saw the name of Mr. Herbert Morgan, manager of the South Wales Star, about the middle of the column. Is he the monster ? I said to myself. He couldn't be, for he doesn't wear a mask. Then a dreadful thought took possession of me. Can t} e wretches, I thought, hare dared to tamper with that noble beard, the envy of Cadoxton and the pride of the Start Verily I would take such vengeance on the villains as David took on the Ammonites for tampering with the beards of his envoys. Half- demented, I rushed down the streets hatless, and reckless of the dogs and children that impeded my progress. Breathless, I threw myself into the manager's office, and my pent-up feelings found relief in glad tears when I saw that that patriarchal beard was still left to adorn the office and delight the district. Now that that noble beard was still safe from desecration, I returned with a calmer mind and read the leader carefully through. The first thing that struck me was the benefit the manager had conferred ,In th6 other paper. What a valuable bit of^copy that letter was So vigor- ous. so well written, so different from their ordinary style I congratulate the other editor on having a really well-M ritten bit of English in the last week's issue. It must have been such a pleasant change. I then made a critical obser- vation of the leader. From internal evidence—as learned commentators would say—I concluded it was a palimpsest. You all know what that means. of course, but for fear that some dunderheaded ignoramus may not know. I will, after apologis- ing, explain to you. In old times, when printing was unknown, all deeds and documents and books were written on parchment. Now, parchment was very dear, and therefore, when new books were written, it was sometimes the custom to write them over the faded ink of an old parch- ment. Some of the New Testament MSS. have been thus written over, and are called palimpsest. Well this leader struck me as being a palimpsest. You could see the traces of another below the editorial hand. I compared the original text of the discourse with the exegesis of the editor, with the follow- ing remarkable results. The manager was a "monster of envy" because he complained of exclusive dealing j" at the end of the article the writer himself complained of exclusive dealing," and with melodramatic emphasis swore never to rest till justice was done. In the second place, he complained of the manager dictating" to the Barry Company. On reference to the latter I saw that the manager distincly disclaimed any .legal right to the company's advertisements, and simply asked the directorate, most respectfully, if the "exclusive dealing" was done with their know- ledge and consent. Was this charge of dictation a wilful misrepresentation of fact, or was it due to ignorance of the meaning of "dictation"7 I charitably concluded it was the latter. Lastly, I noticed that the writer took great credit to himself for "unmasking" the monstrosity. He wished his readers to believe that, but for his systematic vigilance," aided by the kind offices of a mysterious director, this instance of monstrous envy would never have been made public. On referring once more to the manager's letter, I noticed that Mr. Morgan asked permission of the Barry directors to publish the letter and their replv. The writer of the article knew that. no answer had been received, for he seems to think that that is a point in his favour. He must have known, however, that once a reply was received there would have been no need of any one's help to unmask the monster." Did he, knowing this, determine to take time by the forelock and make a virtue of necessity by exclusively publishing what he knew would soon be otherwise published in the Star ? In any case, I wish to thank him for being good enough to save the btar a lot of valuable space. Of course, the letter will not gain so much publicity as it would had it been published in the Star, but that is his misfortune not his fault. One word more (to keep up the ecclesiasticiil style which so well befits a worse than the odium theologicum), let me say that one is jealous of equals and envious of superiors, but de mini mix—the rest I will leave to the possessor of a dictionary of quotations to fill up. The Local Board have found out a most ex- peditous and economical way of making roads. First you advertise for tenders you then accept the lowest and attach a condition that the road must be finished by a certain time. At the ex- piration of the time, you allow the contractor an extension of several months. Then you keep on extending the time, and at last advance the con- tractor money to finish the road. Then you issue mild threats that the work must be done by a certain time or you will do the work yourself. Then you appoint a committee of inspection. Then, when the road is made, you unmake it once or twice in order to lay down sewer and gas pipes; and after everything is finished, you find that a wrong level has been given, and you begin the work over again. This method is warranted to bring about a bad road in three years' time. The meeting of the Local Board on Tuesday was a very tame affair, taken altogether. The two notable things that it demonstrated were the growing silence of Mr. Barstow and the develop- ing powers of Mr. Thomas, of Vere-street. Mr. Barstow is a faddist; but some of his fads, notably the great one of his that the Local Board should do all their own hauling, &c.. are. in my opinion, worth discussing, and probably worth adopting. I remember a time when Mr. Barstow was a very prominent speaker at the Board meetings, but the irrepressible economist of Yere-street is gradually extinguishing him. Poor Mr. Barstow is now regularly henpecked. He hardly dares open his mouth. The Vere-street heckler stations himself right opposite him listens with ineffable scorn to his remarks: mutters something of fads and whims, and. if the quality of the gas is discussed, asks with Mephistophelian chuckle, Will you second that, Mr. Barstow ? Mr. Thomas' powers as a gadfly are developing. He will even agree with Mr. Barstow if he can thereby put Mr. George Thomas cut. A fine instance of his powers was given when Mr. George Thomas spoke on the Holton-road contract. The case was briefly thus :—Mr. Love, the contractor, claimed ;£ 800 odd as damages for delay, &c. Mr. George Thomas said (perfectly justly) that the Board had counter-claims on Mr. Love for penalties, and that it would be inadvisable to pay Mr. Love's claims till the counter-claims were considered. He then reminded the Board that he had at the last meeting proposed that Mr. Love be paid £400 before it really fell due. No, no," interposed Mr. Thomas aggressively, it was I who did that." Well. I proposed £300," said Mr. Geo. Thomas. That's quite another thing." added Mr. W. Thomas, with a fine sneer that brought a blush into his namesake's face. To have extinguished Mr. Barstow and annoyed Mr. George Thomas would have been sufficient to satisfy an ordinary man but Mr. Thomas is not an ordinary man. His biting tongue next stung the sage of Palmerstown, or. as he ought to be now called, of Barrv-road. Mr. Benjamin Lewis complained of the drainage scheme and the evils it inflicted on the residents of Barry-road. :He gave the instance of his own cellar. The drains were so high up that he could only allow 5ft. 6in. for his cellar. The economist said that the Board had refused to help some other man in the same predicament, so why should they help Mr. Lewis ? He didn't see why tho ratepayers' money should be spent in sparing the pocket of a member of the Board. I never saw the Sage in such a downright rage before. His eyes were ablaze, every hair of that glowing- beard hurled defiance at the Economist, ait.d his sonorous voice rolled with lordly indigna- tion as he shouted out excitedly, I never asked for a penny of the ratepayers' money." But for this, it was a humdrum meeting. Dr. O'Donnell sat lamblike in a corner, smiling sweetly at a vacant chair where the form of Mr. John Robinson should have reclined. Mr. Jewel Williams followed up his policy of masterly inactivity; Dr. Treharne sat in silent grandeur, and General Lee proved his usefulness as a mover of the adoption of the Finance Committee's reports and the promoter of a public park for Barry Dock. The Local Board inquiry was not such a dull affair as it promised to be. It was relieved from insufferable dulness by the humour of the Local Government Board Inspector. Fancy hearing a Government official actually joking! It was a great shock to me and many others. I noticed that the Chairman of the Board looked quite sad over it, though some said his sadness was caused by the ominous coutenance of his ris-a-ris, Mr. Garnett, while others said it was due to a fear of cross-examination. The pride of Barry-road, otherwise "the champion of the community," seemed to enjoy Mr. Smith's jokes hugely, and I caught Mr. Thomas, of Vere-street. actually wink- ing at Mr. Barstow and Mr. Jewel Wiliams looked rosy with pleasure. Mr. Garnett was almost filone with the chairman and me in looking shocked and respectable. Fancy laugh- ing when the ratepayers' money was in the balance! Mr. Edward Hughes didn't know exactly what to do. If he laughed, the rate- payers might think that he opposed not for their sake, but in order to gain his dear popularity (it wasn't cheap, for he employed a solicitor and a barrister) for the next Local Board election. If he didn't, the inspector might take it unkindly. Hence he turned his sideface to Mr. Smith and smiled with one side of his face. I confess that my sympathies lay a good deal with the opposition, though I dislike the evident animus of the opposer against the Local Board. It looks fishy for a disappointed candidate to protest against the very policy he had himself supported while he still retained the confidence of the elec- torate. It was mere quibbling to say that the Board had not had counsel's opinion at the time when the Holton-road precedent was set. The Board had been advisedtby their Clerk (who is probably as well up in these matters as most people) on the question, in almost the identical terms with the counsel's subsequent advice. It looks to me as if Mr. Hughes wanted a grievance to urge against the Board. Possibly he could not find one which he had not himself supported while he retained his seat, and it was therefore immaterial to him what he fastened on. What with this and his subscribing to the Ratepayers' Association, he would be a dullard who could not read the signs of the times. I said the inspector was droll. It's a pity my readers missed it. His hits were always apropos and spontaneous. The fervour with which he alluded to the Barry road reminded me of the Sage of Palmerstown's dictum the day before that the road was not fit for the :wild elephants of the wilderness to travel over." What the Sage's ex- perience of the aforesaid wild elephants was, and what the said elephants have to do with Barry- road, deponent sayeth not. The inspector compared going up Weston-road to climbing up the side of a house"; and when the Clerk answered one of hia objections to the proposed mortuary by saying that the Board's intentions were good, he related that some places were paved with good intentions. When the surveyor showed him the plan for the slaughter-house, and pointed out a certain spot on it, and said, This is the end of it," Mr. Smith only remarked, amid roars of laughter, Yes, that is the end of it." He seemed to quite understand Mr. EdwaH Hughes' frame of mind, for when Mr. Meggitt said that the opposer had supported a similar scheme when on the Board, he ironically, not to say satirically, re- plied, II Oh yes, yes that's nothing. Don't you see, the man has always changed his mind 7 So relieved were most people to meet with a jocular official that they were prepared to do as Mr. R. Spickett Thomas did in his petition (which, by- the-bye, was forgotten after all), and address him as Sly Lord."
TO CORRESPONDENTS. We regret that owing to great pressure on our space many letters and reviews are held over till next week.
LEGAL JOBBERY AND THE WELSH…
LEGAL JOBBERY AND THE WELSH LANGUAGE 1 LETTER FROM ME. GLADSTONE, OPINIONS OF LONDON PAPERS. STRONG LETTER FROM SIR JOHN 1 PULESTON. Last week and the week before we had the pleasure of publishing letters from prominent Welsh leaders of opinion on the subject of legal: appointments in Wales.. Among others, who wrote condemning the existing system, were ¡ Professor Rhys (Oxford), Principal Edwards; (Bala). Messrs. Osborne Morgan. Lloyd George, T. E. Ellis, Abel Thomas, Lloyd Morgan, Lewis Morris, Arthur Williams, Alfred Thomas, Mabon, Marchant Williams, Sir Edward Reed, and Sir John Llewellyn. We have much pleasure in publishing the following additional letters we have received :— THE RIGHT HON. W. E. GLADSTONE, M.P. November 1,1891. DEAR SIR,-1 must not presume to speak as one fully informed on the important subject of your letter. But my impressions are:— 1. That Wales has suffered unjustly and gravely in this department. 2. That she is now sufficiently awakened and power- ful through her representatives to set^right and keep richt whatever may still require it.—Your very faith- ful servant. Vi. E. GLADSTONE. W. LI. Williams, Esq. THE VERY REV. THE DEAN OF LLANDAFF. Llandaff, November 3, 1891. SlS,—The general principle can scarcely be gain- said that it is desirable that the law should be ad- ministered. as well as the gospel preached, by those who understand the language of the people. What practical difficulties may beset this application of the principle to particular cases, I am scarcely com- petent to say.—I am. sir, your obedient servant, V C. J. VAUGHAN. PRINCIPAL ROBERTS, M.A., ABERYSTWITH. Aberystwyth, October 29th. SIR.—As YOU hare asked my opinion on the matter of a knowledge of Welsh as a qualification for legal appointments iuWelsh-speaking districts, I feel bound to say that your contention seems to me entirely rea- sonable and just. It is no hardship even upon non- Welsh applicants for such appointments to require them to learn Welsh, the acquisition of which is not a difficult task under proner tuition.—I am, &e., T. F. ROBERTS. SIR JOHN PULESTON, M.P. 2, Whitehall-court, S.W., November 2, 1891. DEAR MR. WILLIAMS,—I have your letter of the 31st, in which you ask me, in view of my "sympathy with all the higher aspirations of Welsh Nationalism," how far I consider a knowledge of Welsh essential as a qualification for public appointments in Wales and, reading the South Wales Star which you have sent me, I see that the question is more particularly with reference to the recent appointment of a County-court judge for Mid-Wales. I may say at once that when I heard of that vacancy I venturod to write as strongly as I could to the Lord Chancellor, urging the appointment of one conversant with the Welsh language. I took care not to recommend anyone in particular, that it might be understood that I was not in any way animated by a desire to serve a friend. I learnt afterwards that the appointment of Mr. Beresford had then been made; and I have no hesita- tion in expressing a keen regret that the appointment did Dot fall into the iunds of a Welsh-speaking barrister. I quite agree with Mr. Lewis Morris that there is no lack of able Welsh-speaking barristers, and that if Welsh were a fine qua non for such appointments, there would soon be a superabundance of qualified persons," and with Sir John T. Llewelyn, Mr. Mar- chant Williams, and others, whose letters on the subjeotyoupubiish. The world is governed largely by sentiment, and Wales is entitled to indulge in that no less than other, nationalities; but, aside from this, and more impor- tant, is the fact that a County-court judge in a Welsh- speakit'g district cannot, without a knowledge of the Welsh language, administer the duties of his office efficiently and with equal and exact justice in all cases which come before him. As Principal Edwards, of Bala, points cut, Welsh- speaking is now acknowledged in ecclesiastical appoint- ments, anrl certainly I see no reason for ignoring it in others.—Yours faithfully, JOHX H. PULESTOK. MR. W. PRITCHARD MORGAN. M.P. DEAR SIR,—I am in receipt of your letter contain- ing an enquiry as to how far I consider a knowledge of the Welsh language essential as a qualification for legal and other public appointments in Wales.^ In ( reply, let me say that I believe if the people of Wales had to elect their own administrators of justice no judge or stipendiary magistrate would be appointed to a district in which Welsh was spoken unless he had a < knowlege of the language, and I think the people would 1 be right. Those who want their Gospel preached in the ver- nacular can get it in almost every town in VI ales, and ihey ought al«o to be able to have their law in Welsh if they so desire it.Faithfully vours, W. PRITCHARD MORGAN. L lewellyn Williams, Esq., Son'h Wains Star, Barry, Glamorganshire. MR. E. BOWEN ROWLANDS, EDITOR OF THE "WELSH REVIEW." 2nd November, 1891. MY DEAR SIR,—I am much obliged to you for per- mitting me to express my opinion publicly on a matter which most certainly interests every Welshman. The question of the appointment in Wales of high legal officials who do not possess an accurate knowledge of the Welsh language, I have not now, unfortunately, the time to discuss, but I intend, with the assistance of the opinions collected by you, to deal with it thoroughly in the next issue of the Welsh Review." However, as regards the elevation of Mr. Cecil Beresford to the County-eourt Bench in the Mid- Wales district, I feel impelled to remark that it was of the most unwarrantable and unjustifiable character. It is monstrous that Mr. Beresford, a totally inexpe- rienced, briefless barrister, who was not even a member of the South Wales Circuit, should have been promoted over the heads of older and wiser men. Sometimes out of evil good comes, and let us console ourselves with the reflection that in Mr. Beresford we have "the awful example." ERNEST BOWEN ROWLANDS. Mr. Henry Labouchere. M.P., writes as follows in the last issue of Truth :—" The editor of the South Wales Star asks me to favour him with my opinion as to the desirability of making a knowledge of Welsh a necessary qualification for legal and other public appointments in the Welsh- speaking parte of Wales. I may as well say publicly that it seems to me a political axiom that a judge, or magistrate, or other official who has dealings with Welsh-speaking people, ought to be able to understand and converse with the people in their own language. I hold that not only County- court judges and magistrates, but also the judges who po the Welsh circuits, ought to know Welsh and I think that, if it he their wish, the people of Wales would be justified in requiring that the proceedings of all courts held in Wales should in the vulgar tongue." The London Star, of Nov. 3rd, under the head: ing of The Lord High Jobber still being trounced for his friendly appointments in Wales," says :— "About the nice little Tory jobs perpetrated in Mid-Wales by Lord Salisbury and the Lord Chan- cellor, the former appointing his godson, Mr. Cecil Beresford, to the County-court judgeship, and the latter his brother-in-law, Mr. Woodfall, revising barrister, the South Wales Star says :— Neither of these gentlemen possess a knowlede of the Welsh language, which in their opinion was necessary for the posts." It then goes on to quote in ext.en.so the article tha.t apppeared in our issue of the 23ri inst. The Goleuad, the official organ of the Welsh Calvinistic Method'sts, says :—"The South Wales Star—one of the most vigorous papers in South Wales—is doing good work by calling attention to the injustice that is done to Wales by appoint- ing' Englishmen to judgeships of our national courts. It published an article on the matter, and sent it to many of the first men of Wales and to several English statesmen, asking their opinion on the question. It has since been publishing, week after week, the letters that have been re- ceived. Last week letters were published from Principal Edwards, Mr. Lewis Morris, Professor Rhys, and several Welsh M.P.'s—all condemning what was done."
theodoef7 dodd" and his CRITICS.
theodoef7 dodd" and his CRITICS. Wonderfully playful is the South Wales Star's article on Lewis Morris—Theodore Dodd's article is meant. He fails to understand," says the Tryst a'r Dydwhat to make of Lewis. He recognises his ability, but fears that he will never become popular with the masses in our county. A right humourous writer is Theodore. His Open Letters" to the Welsh members of Parliament are well worth reading."
CADOXTOX. MR. ALFRED THOMAS, M.P. for East Glamorgan and his brother, Mr. Joseph Thomas, visited Cadoxton on Tuesday. CHURCH CONCERT.—Our Church friends purpose ( holding a. concert on Wednesday, December 9th, at the Public-hall, Cadoxton, intending the proceeds for the reductions of the Parish Church debt. THE NEW LORD MAYOR.—An influential gentle- man of the neighbourhood kindly informs us that' the new Lord Mayor of London is closely related to Mrs. Francis, of Main-street, widow of the late Mr. ( Francis, farmer, Courtyralla, Dinas Powis. THE THEATRE.—" My Jack." a. piece which is de- scribed as breathlessly exciting and full of grit, inci- dent, and interest, will be Mr. Elphinstone's next venture at Cadoxton Theatre, and. by all account, will fairly astonish that gentleman's admirers by the excel- lence and beauty of the staging effects. < ACCIDENT.—On Tuesday afternoon William Howard, a labourer, of 8, Harvev-street, was admitted to the Cardiff Infirmary suffering from a severe frac- ture to one of his legs. The injury was received while Howard was engaged in excavating a cellar, a large quantity of earth falling and almost burying him. < GOOD OLD WATER SUPPLY.—On Wednesday morning of last week, a fire broke out in the stable of Mr. Wm. Hearne, at the rear of his house in Bairy- road. Acting-sergeant Gammon and Police-constable Solomon were soon on the spot with the reel, but as no water hydrants have been erected near the spot, it was impossible to cope with the flames, and the building < was burnt down. THE REV. HUGH PRICE JAMES.—The Cymro, an excellent Welsh weekly, published in Liverpool, in. re- ferring to what was said a few weeks ago in the Siar of Mr. James, the latest distinguished seceder," says that "when small unknown (dinod) sheep move from one fold to another, it is better not to sing their praises too loudly, but ta enquire gravely,' Is this a gain or a loss ?' BARRY AND CADOXTON DISTRICT WEDNESDAY TEAM V. CARDIFF WEDNESDAY TEAM.—This football match was played on the Witchill Athletic Grounds, Cadoxton, Barry, on Wednesday, before a large number of spectators. In the first half Rooney scored for the visitors, but the place kick failed, and C. Holt scored for the home men. The game ended in a draw in favour of the Barry District by one try and three minors to one try and one minor. A CORRECTION.—In 'the report of the Barry School Board meeting, published last week, we in- correctly stated that Miss WidianiS, of the Cadoxton Schools^ had failed to pass in the recent Queen's Scholarship Examination. The error was not ours, Mr. Lowdon, the chairman of the Board, inadvertently mentioning Miss Williams's name instead of that of another teacher at the same schools. PENNY READINGS.—We wish to remind our readers that the first of a series of these meetings will be held at Philadelphia Welsh Baptist Chapel on Wed- nesday evening next, at 7.30 p.m. An excellent pro- gramme, consisting of solos, recitations, &c., has been prepared, and no doubt an enjoyable evening will be spent. The proceeds are to be devoted towards the erection of a new chapel, the site of which is situated in Court-road. PROPERTV SALE.—Mr W. Thomas, auctioneer, Cadoxton, attended at the Wenvoe Arms Hotel, Cadoxton. on Wednesday, for the purpose of putting up for public competition various lots of properiy situated in the Barry district. There was a small attendance. The first lot was two villas, situate on the Cardiff-road, for which die bidding reached £600. The lot was withdrawn, the reserve price, £760, not being reached. Mr. Thomas also offered for sale four villas, situate on the Holton-road, and belongingto Mr. Cawsey, and some cottages situate in Bassett-street. Neither of the lots were sold. SMOKING CONCERT.—At the assembly-room of the King William IV. Hotel, Cadoxton Village, on Monday evening, a complimentary smoking concert to welcome the return home from America of Mes5B. E. Kinners- ley and Palmer was given by their numerous friends. There was a very good attendance, and a pleasant evening was spent. Captain Robsou presided, and appropriate speeches were delivered, and & number of songs, recitations, Ac., rendered. The ho,E was kindly placed at the disposal of the promoters by Mr. John M'Gill, with his customary generosity. A WARNING TO RAILWAY "PASSENGERS.— While the half-past seven train from Cogan was pro- ceeding into the Cadoxton station on Wednesday evening a young woman opened a door of a third-class carriage before the train had stopped and jumped on the platform. She fell very heavily, and hurt herself very much, in fact being knocked insensible. One of the porters lifted her up. and carried her to a seat cloge by, where she was attended to until Ehe baù suffi- ciently recovered to proceed home. As a result of the accident, she sustained severe bruises about the head, an 1 her dress was badly torn. A CHILD BURNT.—Yesterday morning a serious burning accident occurred in a house in Northcote- street, Cadoxton, by which a little child sustained serious injuries. It appears that the infant child of Mr. Fisher, carpenter, aged three months, was placed in a cradle by the fire, in the kitchen, while the mother went upstairs to make the beds. Through some means or other the clothing in the cradle caught fire, and when the mother came down found that the child was badly burnt about the legs. A doctor was sent for: and everything was done to alleviate the sufferings of the little patient. LECTURE.—On Wednesday night the Rev. T. Cynonfardd Edwards, D.D., Cardiff, delivered MI in- structive and interesting lecture on "Reading and Speaking." to a considerable audience, at the Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Chapel. Cadoxton, the Rev. W. Williams being in the chair. All who have had the pleasure of hearing Dr. Edwards will not need being told that his lecture was replete with humour and pathos, and his audience was simply charmed by Ms melodious voice, exquisite intonation, and original treatment of his subject. He gave three splendid recitations in Welsh. His "Pat Connor" and "Yr Emyn Olaf" were rendered with striking power: but we question if his recitation of Mark Twain's "George Washington" was not better appreciated. The audi- encc were in a continuous roar of laughter during the recital.—The proceeds were towards defraying the chapel debt, and we are glad to find that the lecture was a financial as well as a literary success. VISIT OF POOL'S DIORAMA.—The management of the Theatre Royal, Cadoxton, completely hit the public taste this week in securing Messrs. Poole's world-famed Myriora.ma exhibition. On Monday evening there was a capital audience, and the enthusi- asm manifested at the really wonderful programme presented was unbounded. The scenic productions are magnificent in every sense, this being only to be expected considering that they are the works of the most talented scenic artists of the day. In a short criticism, such as this must of necessity be, it is impossible to give anything like an adequate idea of the numberless and glowing scenes and incidents depicted on the canvas. The interest manifested is continuous, and the ingenious processes by which beautiful effects are produced on several of the scenes is deservedly applauded. Famous battle scenes proved especially popular, but the pleasure of the audience knew no limits when several well- painted scenes illustrative of stirring incidents in connection with the historical Emin Pasha relief expedition of H. M. Stanley were presented. We heartily recommend our readers to pay a visit to this thoroughly genuine and wonderful performance. Besides the above a well-selected variety company gave performances at intervals, including the Condors, whose sensational performances should be seen to be believed, Mr. Ivor Davies, a well-known Welsh tenor, the Sisters Milner operative vocalists, Moynes and O'Rourke, knock-about Irish comedians. Otto Elliott, nigger vocalist, Ac., and others. The performances are all the more enjoyable from the fact that in Mr. J. J. Taylor, the audience have a very able and entertain- ing guide, and who graphically discribes the various scenes. An excellent band ably supplies the musical portion of the proceedings. IF YOU WANT your Watch or Clock well repaired or cleaned at a moderate charge take it to Newman's, High-s'reet, Cadoxton. "There is no remedy in the world equal to LEWIS'S PECTORAL BALSAM "for Coughs, Colds, aud all Dis- orders of the Lungs."—Is. l £ a. and 2s. 9d. per bottle.
LLANCARFAN. THANKSGIVING SERVICES. — The Baptist de- nomination of the above place held their annual thanksgiving services on Wednesday of last week. Prayer meetings were held in the morning and after- noon. In the evening the Rev. E. D. Lewis, the esteemed pastor, preached a powerful, impressive, and an exceedingly practical sermon to a large congrega- tion. The rev. gentleman based his discourse on the paragraph relating to Zaccheus, Luke xix., 1, 9. The singing was under the leadership of Mr. Morgan Howells, Lancadle. A collection was made at the close.
THE WELSH LANGUAGE. JJ
squires led their tenants against the English oppressors the bards sang their praises the Church showered on them its benediction. Since that time a change has come over the Principality. The Church, given over as a prey to English place-hunters, lost touch with the inner life of the nation the squires became Anglicised, and scorned the nationality which their ancestors had so nobly led. The bards alone remained true to their language and their country—unknown and unhonoured. The Church has begun at last to recognise its real mission. Welsh speaking Welshman arc now being promoted to its highest offices but the Church has yet to learn that in its connec- tion with the English State lies the secret of ts unpopularity and want of success. We are glad to find that among the best Welsh. Con- servatives, men like Sir John Llewelyn and Sir John Puleston, the spirit of Nationalism is growing, and that they are not content to apply to the just demands of their country the sneer- ing comment of Mr. Balfour, de minimis non curat lex. How keenly the appointment of a monoglot Englishman, like Mr. Beresford, to the County- court judgeship of Mid-Wales is felt throughout Wales may be gathered from the letters of Con- servatives like Sir John Puleston and Sir John Llewellyn, and Nationalists like Mr. Lloyd George and Mr. T. E. Ellis, from Churchmen like Dean Vaughan, and Nonconformists like Principal Edwards, from Englishmen like Sir Edward Reed, and Welshmen like Mabon, from the Unionist Mr. Marchant Williams, and edu- cationalists such as Professor Rhys, Principal Roberts, and Mr. Lewis Morris. Principal Edwards, in the letter which we published last week, took "exception to the implied inference that every appointment of a judge who does not know Welsh is a job.' Whatever may have been the case in the past, we unhesitatingly and deliberately assert that>he appointment of Mr. Beresford was a job of the worst description. It is idle to say that those who make such appointments do not know the hardship they inflict upon the Welsh people generally." The present Lord Chancellor has had plenty of opportunities of knowing Wales. ^or^Ter^ many years he practised on the South Wales Circuit, and sat as Chairman of the Carmarthen- shire Quarter Sessions. If this was not suffi- cient to enlighten him as to the real needs of the Principality, the sooner he is deprived of the power he enjoys of dealing with legal appointments in Wales the better it will be for the fair fame of English Government and English justice. Not only had he his own per- sonal experience, but he had the resolution of Parliament in 1872, as well as the manly and straightforward letter of Sir John Puleston, to guide him iu his choice. But there is a still stronger proof that the Chancellor was fully aware of the necessity of appointing a Welsh- speaking judge in Mid-Wales for shortly after his taking office he removed from that very circuit a gentleman of the highest legal attain- ments, but who was defective in his knowledge of Welsh, and appointed in his stead a judge whose main qualification consisted in his knowledge of that language. Not only do we find Welshmen of every shade of political opinion and religious belief unanimous in condemning such appointments, but we are glad to find that Mr. Chamberlain is a Welsh Home Ruler on this point, and says that the question is one for discussion in the principality, and if a grievance can be shown to exist" that he has no doubt "that the Welsh members will De able to secure favour- able attention to it from the Government." From the great Statesman, who has always championed the struggling nationalities of Europe, who by his active sympathy and eloquent tongue fought the cause of Nationalism in Italy and in "Bulgaria, and who has con- secrated the remaining years of a long and noble life to the cause of justice to Ireland, we -expected nothing but the kindliest en- couragement. We are pleased to think that, in Mr. Gladstone's opinion Wales "is now sufficiently awakened and powerful through her representatives to set right and keep right whatever may still require it." In this his opinion is identical with Mr. Chamberlain's. The only difference between them lies in the fact that Mr. Chamberlain seems to he un- certain if a grievance can. be shown to exist," while Mr. Gladstone's believes "that Wales has suffered unjustly and gravely in this de- partment." It should be the duty of the Welsh members, in the next session, to con- vince Mr. Chamberlain and his friends of the reality of the grievance, and to merit Mr. Gladstone's encomium that Wales is now sufficiently powerful through her representa- tives to do away with the injustice she has so long suffered from. They should not only obtain the transference of Mr. Beresford to the first vacant English County-court judgeship, but they should make impossible the re- currence of such appointments in future.