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WENVOE. SERVICES.—On^ Tuesday night of last week the Calvinistic Methodist Chapel was crowded to excess, and had the privilege of hearing Miss Davies, the Evangelist, who preached and sung in her usual good style. All were well paid for being present. The friends of this little chapel have worked hard, and got a goodly sum from kind people to purchase an organ. Miss Harris, of Penarth, played on Tuesday evening, and has promised to play on Sundays. The money got up by voluntary subscription came in abundantly. Captain Clifford Cory headed the sub- scription list. A SAD TALE of s'ekness and povertv comes from Wenvoe. A family who lately came from Hereford are stricken down. Both husband and wife are laid up, with four little children unprovided for. Dr. Treharne is very attentive, and the Rector (Mr. Jenner) is most kind but, sad to say, 110 hor.es are entertained for poor Edwin G. Watkin. Here is a. place for the rich of our land to come forwar I to give a helping hand. EXTERTAIXJIEXT.—On Wednesday evening the first of a series of entertainments by the St. Augustine's Glee Party was given in the National Seoolroom. The audience was large and select. The programme in- cluded songs by Mrs. Coleman, Miss Hopkins. Mr. Rainer, Mr. Quintrell. Mr. Sainweys. and Mr. Colegv each of whom acquitted themselves in admirable style. A trio, Ye Shepherds tell me," by Mrs. Coleman; Miss Hopkins, and Mr. Quintreii was heartily a^ The »'ees P't-songs by the choir were well y^ndered, avid reflected very great credit upon Mr. Quintreii, the conductor. Mr. Thirtle gave two recitations, '■ Tale w Down Express and The Newsboy's Debt," in & manner which elicited the heartiest approval of the audience. The proceeds of the entertainment will be devoted to the Sunday School funds. Mrs. Vellacott ably acted as accompanist.
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THE CRISIS IN THE COAL TRADE. As will be seen on reference to our news columns, the coalowners have issued not only general notices at the pithead of each colliery, but an individual notice to every collier in their employ, to terminate existing contracts at the end of this month. The masters say that the notice is merely a formal one, which will enable the masters to be unfettered in case no satisfactory arrangement is come to with the men. Another reason given for the issue of these individual notices is that it will bring home to each and every man his own personal responsibility in the settlement of any dispute or difference such as might arise during the forthcoming negotiations. The masters com- plain that the men have on several occasions been apathetic, and have let matters slide until an arrangement has been arrived at, and that they have then refused to sanction the action of their, representatives. The issue of these notices, they contend, will tend to strengthen the hands of the men's leaders, as it will com- pel the men to abide by the action of their representatives. The men are naturally, in- clined to view the transaction from a different standpoint. The employers, the men urge, wish to effect a settlement of all disputes, while they hold a notice of dismissal hanging over their heads. It is feared, also? that the individual notices are only a prelude to individual contracts, and indivi- dual contracts will be used to break down the miners' organizations. Many side issues have lately been raised, some of which are very important. The most important is the question of small coal, which was the point at issue in the recent Ferndale dispute. According to Act of Parliament, the men are entitled to payment for all mineral gotten," whether it be large or small coal. The employers contend that this would simply put a premium on unskilful workmen, and that a skilful, experienced collier would cut so little small coal that the dispute would never have arisen. It is the inexperienced and unskilful collier that cut up the coal, and as employers often lose money by small coals, it is unfair to make them pay for its cutting. The men, on the other hand, contend that the employers often get twelve shillings a ton for the small coal, and that most of it is honestly cut, and -should therefore be paid for. Large coal, they add, makes a quantity of small coal by being shunted from the pit to the screen. It is un- fair, therefore, that the men should not get paid for coal which they honestly and skilfully cut, but which has, through no fault of theirs, become small coal. This is only one of many side issues that have arisen, but it is fairly representative of the difference between em- ployer and employed. There is much truth and reasonableness in the contention of both parties, and it is difficult to do justice to both sides. JL suggestion which was made in Wednesday's Western Mail seems to us to be very fair and just. If small coal at one colliery is worth- Jess, or next to it," said a gentleman who was interviewed on the question, the books would show it; and if good and saleable, as at several collieries I know, the books would also show this, and could be audited in the same manner as sales of large coal." We sincerely hope that ,he is right in adding, There is nothing to pre- vent the good sense and desire for justice to all amongst the coalowners' representatives and the workmen's nominees from drawing out a plan by which a fair and just wage shall be paid for cutting large, and a fair and just wage for cut- ting small, which has been sold, and has, accordingly, a commercial value." But this question, though it is a very impor- tant one, is, like the question of restricting the output by weekly holidays, or by curtailing the hours of labour to eight from bank to bank," only a side-issue. The real point at issue is the adjustment of the sliding scale to meet the changes which have been caused by a falling market. There is much need of caution and moderation on both sides. We are glad to see that Mabon is now, as ever, mindful of the great responsibility that rests on him and his fellow representatives. The question affects not only the miners of the Rhondda Valleys and Merthyr and Aberdare, but the thousands that depend for their livelihood on the trade and prosperity of towns like Cardiff, Penarth, and Barry. We earnestly commend to the notice of the miners the grave and weighty words which Mr. Abraham used on Monday at the Rhondda Miners' Association meeting. ¡: They should tell the workmen he said, to select the most competent and experienced men from among themselves to represent them at the forthcoming conference. The situation was a critical one, and they should do their utmost to arrive at an amicable settlement. It behoved them to be careful and exercise great discretion in discussing these momentous ques- tions." We hope that these words will have their due weight with the men and that at the Aberdare Miners' Conference next week, the question will be discussed in a fair, moderate, and conciliatory spirit. At the meeting of the Sliding Scale Committee, we earnestly hope that the men's representatives will be com- missioned to make as well as to demand con- cessions, to fight for their own just rights with- out encroaching on those of their employers. NEW DOCK. On Monday last the plans of the Barry Rail- way Company's new dock were deposited at the Local Board Offices, and as this is naturally a matter of great interest to our readers, we pro- pose giving a few details. The new dock is to be made on the sea side of the timber pond it commences about the spot where Messrs. Meggitt 19 and Jones' timber-yard is, and extends as far as the present course of the Cadoxton river, close to Mill Cottage Cadoxton river being diverted from a point near Biglis across Cadoxton Moors to its present outflow near Bendrick Rock. No. 1 railway runs to Weston Bridge, and is con- tinued to the low level, running by the side of the Timber Pond No. 2 railway starts from near Mill Cottage, and runs round the proposed new dock, that is, over the Moors and across to where the entrance is from the basin into the dock. The proposed new dock is 50 acres in area, the entrance being close to the present entrance to the Timber Pond. It will be seen from the above facts that if a new dock is made it will give every facility for building purposes, which will practically bring Cadoxton very much closer to the dock. The Company's plans also show the new road lead- ing from the present approach to Cadoxton Station along the railway to Weston Bridge, that is to say, at the back of the Wenvoe Arms, and in front of the Cadoxton Hotel. The Railway Company propose acquiring about twenty acres of land on the south side of the line near Cadoxton Station. It will be seen that the Barry Company's scheme is a large one, and one that will very materially effect the interests of the district.
Can nothing be done to prevent Cadoxton Com- mon being spoilt ? Owing to building operations on the edge of the Common, the ground is being cut up in all directions. We hope that the Barry Local Board will persevere in their efforts to acquire control of the Common, and turn it into a public park, but even under the most favourable circumstances eighteen months or two years must elapse before this object can be obtained. In the meanwhile the Common is being destroyed. The Local Board are powerless in the matter. We would strongly recommend the Commoners to have a meeting, and confer with the Lady of the Manor and the steward. There is no doubt that: the nuisance might be prevented if energetic steps were taken, and it will be a very great pity if something is not done. General Lee was within the mark when he-said at the last Local Board meeting that it looked like a ploughed field." The meeting of the Llandyfodug School Board last Monday was a very important one. We do not intend to enter into the discussion that was raised as to the increase of the staff of teachers at one of the schools, but we must beg to disagree with the Rev. W. Griffiths in one point. He is re- ported to have said that one teacher can take four classes at a time. We understand that the head- master at the preseut time has to teach the fifth, sixth, and seventh standards, and we feel certain that most people who have any experience in teach- ing will agree with us in saying that no one can do justice to himself or to his pupils when his atten- tion is divided between three classes. Though the classes only number altogether twenty-nine, it is far easier for the pupil teacher to do justice to a class of forty-one than for the headmaster to his three classes of twenty-nine. We are glad to find that the School Board have taken the lead in adopting Welsh as a specific subject. We have always strongly advocated that this should be done in every Welsh School Beard district. To be able to think in and speak two languages is in itself a liberal education and to be conversant with the idioms of two languages is a blessing for which wealthy Englishmen are prepared to pay liberally, and which can be easily obtained in the Principality at a trifling cost. We do not dispute that the acquisition of French or German would be of more commercial value but a knowledge of Welsh is, educationally, a? valuable as a knowledge of any other language. While the acquisition of French would mean the employment of expensive teachers and a residence in France—which would be impossible to the average Welshman-=-the acquisition of Welsh would mean but little addi- tional cost or trouble. Wo congratulate the Llandyfodwg School Board on their wise decision, and we hope that their example will be exten- sively followed.
IN AND AROUND BARRY. Winter has come on apace, and the dark evenings envelope us again. A couple of years ago this was regarded as the season for many public meetings at the Cadoxton Board Schools. What interest the parishioners then used to manifest in the slightest work the local board undertook, and what a number of special vestry meetings were held then One used to feel inclined to condemn the bigotry and small- mindedness exhibited by the self-elected leaders of the public opinion then, but it is a question now that the days of such keen interest in public officers have departed, whether the change has not been for the worse rather than the better. Oh, those glorious meetings of the days of old, when Mr. Lewis Lewis pulled the strings for property owners, and his genial namesake from Palmers- town flooded us with his witticisms and anecdotes about what he did when he was on the local board at Staffordshire! It is the forthcoming public meeting about the division of the local board dis- trict into wards which has prompted me to write in this strain. Shall we see a return of the genuine ratepayers' meetings of yore, or a dismal exhibition of interest manifested by half a dozen members of an unrepresentative ratepayers' association, shivering around the school board fire The Cardiff Board of Guardians last Saturday decided by eleven votes to nine to join several parishes together for the purpose of reducing the number of rural guardians, so as to increase the representation for populous districts, such as Cardiff. Llandaff, &c. By this step it is proposed to join the following parishes :—Michaelstone- super-Ely to St. Fagans, Lavcrnock to Sully, St. Bride's-super-Ely to St. George's, Llanillterne to Pentyrch. Michaelstone-le-Pit to Leckwith, St. Lythans to St. Nicholas. Porthkerry to Penmark, Llantrithyd to Welsh St. Donatts, and Van to Rudry. Although it was stated that the Local Government Board will not consent to increasing the number of members on the Board. I yet think that the country members should urge the Board to again communicate with the central body in reference to the matter before any final decision is come to. Several of the Cardiff guardians minimised the importance of each country parish having a representative on the Board because the country members had hitherto been found lacking as regards anything like regular attendance at the weekly meeting of the Board, and it is extremely probable that if the guardians of the surrounding parishes had only attended properly to their duties the special committee of the Board which took into consideration the whole question would not have made the recommendation they did. As it was, one of the Cardiff members, Mr. E. Beavan, read a list of attendances of the country representatives, which shewed that six members had only attended ten times between them in one year. But although this is very much to be regretted, still it is no reason why it should affect the general principle. Surely on such a public body as a Board of Guar- dians a parish should be represented by at least one member. I am glad to see that Mr. 0. H. Jones, although so far defeated in his object, is making a sturdy and strenuous objection to the course which the Board, by a very small majority, propose adopting, and it is to be earnestly hoped that he will be well supported by the country representatives when he moves the resolution he has given notice of, that the motion passed last Saturday be rescinded. I hope to be in a position next week to insert a list of the attendances of the guardians, and it is to be hoped that the parishioners of the respective districts will take their dilatory representatives to account when they have the opportunity. My readers will agree with me that the thanks of the inhabitants of the rural districts under the jurisdiction of the Cardiff Board of Guardians are due to Mr. 0. H. Jones for the action he is taking in defence of their interests. We are getting quite respectable at Cadoxton. It is no longer a hideous new-fangled place. We are even getting respectable enough to have a real live ghost among us. Several deacons, whose word can be relied upon, and at least one minister, have told me that they have beheld it with their own eyes stalking along in silent solemnity along Pencoedtre-road, and have heard it chanting a weird and blood-curdling tune. At first it was thought to be the nightingale of Pencoedtre but, alas the tune was not that of •' Sweet belle Mahone." The apparition walked upright also, and did not cawl on all fours. It is supposed that the unquiet spirit (not Scotch) is haunting the place, where its treasure is hidden. I have been told on excellent authority that a syndicate has been formed to watch the wanderings of the ghost, and to'divide the treasure when it is found. Several bankers have offered to act as treasurers, and the local solicitors have volunteered to undertake any legal duties which may be necessary. The local papers, too, have thoroughly entered into the thing, and elfortanre being nightly made to ob- tain a photograph of the apparition. Meanwhile, the news that the mysterious spirit is re-visiting the glimpses of the lacon, making night hideous," is spreading like wildfire. I was quite amazed when I went to the Local Board meeting the other day. There was some- thing strangely different in the whole aspect of the Board. Has the chairman grown balder, I asked myself I looked—no not perceptibly. Has the economist of Vere-street become childlike and bland—but I was soon convinced to the contrary. Has Mr. Jewell Williams determined to take a decided course on any conceivable subject of dis- cussion ? I soon found that that surmise was as inaccurate as the rest. Well, there was something different. There was an increased respectability about the whole gathering, a respectability that filled me with envy. Ah, that Iwas it. Envy reminded me of whiskers, and as I gazed on the placid countenance of Mr. George Thomas, I found the reason I had so long wanted in the picturesque side whiskers he had grown since the previous meeting.
CARDIFF AND DISTRICT ORNITHOLOGICAL SOCIETY, A general meeting of members of the above society was held at the Bristol and South Wales Hotel, Penarth-road, on Monday. Mr. W. Sampson presided until the arrival of Mr. J. E. Gunn. The secretaries reported that up to date the entries had far exceeded those of last year for the corre- sponding number of days. The subscriptions also exceeded those of last year, and everything augured well for a very successful show." Two handsome cups were handed around for inspection —a £ 5 5s. cup given by the Rizine Food Company (through their local agent, Mr. Stuart, Albert- chambers, Castle-street Arcade) for the best exhibit in the show also the £5 challenge cup offered by the society for the best canary in the show (open to South Wales). These, with several other cups and specials, will be exhibited in Mr. F. H. Jotham's window. Spaces for stands in the show yard may be secured at 2s. 6d. per foot frontage on application to the secretaries, at 2, Frederick-street, Cardiff. -n_-
CHORAL U-XIOX.- We are informed that the Cadoxton Choral Union have decided to perform the cantata" Esther, the beautiful Queen," on Wednes- day, January 20th, 1892. As the society has made very marked progress during the last few weeks, under the leadership of Mr W. C. Howe, we are assured that the performance will prove a great success, musically and financially. It may be mentioned that professional assistance of a very high order has been engaged, and also that the profits of the performanoe are to be given in aid of the Nursing Association at Barry Dock.
THE QUESTION OF THE WELSH UNIVERSITY. OPINIONS OF LEADING WELSH EDUCATIONALISTS. In our last week's issue we drew attention to the difference of opinion that existed on the sub- ject of the proposed University for Wales. We deprecated any attempt to make a question which is of such national importance a party or sectarian catchword. We felt that the real points at issue at the Shrewsbury Conference were not sufficiently understood, and that the reports published in the daily papers did not make quits plain the exact reasons for the differences of opinion that showed themselves at the meeting. Knowing how im- portant it is to arrive at a scheme which will be to some extent final, and which will command the confidence and support of the majority of our countrymen, we took steps to ascertain the opin- ions of leading Welsh educationists on the subject. We regret that, through an oversight, only the first two questions were asked to some, while, as yet, we have received no answers from others. We gladly throw open our columns to the discussion of this question, and invite our readers to take part in it. Appended are the replies which are already to hand. Next week we shall publish the others. The questions asked were :— 1. Should the faculty of Theology be included in the curriculum of the University ? 2. Should the different denominational colleges be affiliated to the University ? 3. Should the denominational colleges—all or some—be represented on the governing body of tbe University? THE PRIKCIPALfOF THE CONGREGATIONAL COLLEGE, BRECON. Congregational Memorial College, Brecon, Nov. 28th, 1891. DEAR SIR,—Tie the University Question. Accept my thanks for your circular, and a copy of the South J Vales Star containing the article on the Welsh Univer- sity sought to be established. In reply to your first question—1. Should the faculty of Theology be included in the curriculum of the university ? If this means whether theology thould be a subject of examination, not of teaching by the University— the teaching to be done elsewhere—I say, yes. 2. Should the different denominational colleges be affiliated to the University? I say, yes the sa,me privilege to be extended to1 Lampeter as the other theological colleges, and rice' versa. I accept your views in the article, and have no1 objection to anything except the omission of Breconl College from the list proposed to be affiliated. This' college can boast of a long and distinguished history,, having had among its alumni Bishop Butler and Arch- bishop Seeker, and other great names. I doubt not that the omission was the result of a temporary in- advertency.—Yours sincerely, JNO. MORRIS. THE HEADMASTER OF THE COLLEGE SCHOOL, LAMPETER. The College School, Lampeter, December 1, 1891. DEAR SIR,—I hasten to reply to your questions. 1. I am moft. tronffh/ of opinion that the faculty of Theology should be included in the Welsh University's curriculum. 2. The denominational Colleges sl/lmld be affiliated. 3. They should also—all—be represented on the governing body. r I have read your article in the South II ale.< Star— which you were kind enough to send to me—and I heartily agree with you, especially as to the desirabi- lity of sinking all political differences in the important task of shaping a truly national institution. Even if Wales were not so deeply aflected with Theological studies, as you so truly point out, the exclusion of Theology would be most injurious to the University. The University should, by all means, reflect all that is worthy iu the various phases of Welsh life otherwise I fail to see how it can be regarded as liatioual. Besides, even from the most practical point of view, a University which refused affiliation to the denomina- tional colleges, and a share in the government to their representatives, would start life under serious dis- advantages. And I feel quite convinced that any such institution which rejects Theology IllUst be ipso facio unequal to the task of supplying the educational needs of a country witt so decidedly a bent of mind as Wales is. I should like to add a word or two. Naturally, per- haps, but strongly, I hold the opinion that Lampeter should be received, not as an affiliate*], but as an equal institution. For if by Theological College is meant an institution where only Theology and kindred sub- jects are taught, then Lampeter is not a Theological College. Here, it is true, the bulk of the students take up Theology but, then, there is a considerable number always here reading in Special Honours Courses. I myself am one—your friend, Mr. Robert Williams, is another—specimen of a Lampeter man who took his degree here, not in Theology, but in History. At the present moment there are under- graduates at St. David's College who are reading for Honours in Theology, Classicsj Mathematics, Science, and History. If such a place is a Theological College, there are the various colleges at Oxford and Cam- bridge, each and all of them "Theological Colleges." If however, Lampeter is to be rejected, and to be given a back seat, simply because its curriculum in- cludes the faculty of Theology, then I think the only fair thing to do would be to level up, and to extend to Lampeter whatever rights and privileges—degree- conferring or other—may be conferred 011 the future University. This is, perhaps, somewhat ambi- tious, viewed from the point of view which many Welshmen take but I am sure that, after due con- sideration and a careful, honest study of the curricu- lum of Lampeter, every true educationist would justify it.—Believe me to be, yours very faithfully, THOMAS M. EVAXS. THE HEADMASTER OF CHRIST'S COLLEGE, BRECON. December 1st, 1891. MY DEAR SIR,—I am obliged by your communica- tion of November 28th re the proposed Welsh University. It certainly seems to me that a chair of Theology should he included in any University which lays claim to embrace the usual branches of studv. But what Theology ? In the present unhappy state of division on religious questions in the Principality this question does not admit of a ready answer. The theology of the Church differs from that of almost all Nonconforming bodies: while these again differ multifariously from one another. Shall there be more than one chair ? It would be absurd to ignore the claims of the Church of England to be represented, not only because it numbers in Wales far more adherents than any other single religious body, but also because the Church in Wales is of the very oldest portion of the English Church. But how many, and which Nonconforming bodies, should be represented ? It is scarcely necessary to observe tha.t a professorship which should exhibit no belief in particular would be a useless mockery. 2. I am disposed to agree with the views expressed in your excellent 'article on the question of affiliation. —Yours very truly, M. A. BAYFIELD. The Editor, South Wales Start THE HEADMASTER OF COWBRIDGE GRAMMAR SCHOOL. Cowbridge, Nov. 28th, 1891. DEAR SIR,—In my humble opinion— 1. The faculty of Theology should, by all means, be included in the curriculum of the University. 2. The different denontinati mal colleges should most certainly be affiliated to the University. If these points are not carried, we shall have a large body of men in Wales representative of what is best iu our social life, viz., the clergy of all denominations, seeking their degrees elsewhere, for very few will take two courses, the University course and a. special theological course, afterwards. This would not be advantageous to the new Uni- versity. By admitting Lampeter. the degree of which college has a distinct marketable value, the standard of the new degree would be fixed a.nd known to the world. If we are to have the University, let it be on as broad a basis as is possible.—I aln, faithfully yours, W. F. EVAXS, Headmaster Cowbridge School. PROFESSOR G. HARTWELL JONES, CARDIFF. University College, Cardiff, Nov. 30, 1891. DEAR SIR,—A University, after having for some time loomed before the Welsh mind, has, according to all appearances, stepped down from the misty region of conjecture to the firmer ground of practical politics." But there are still obstacles which lie in the way, some real, many chimerical. The two points which you raise are in Whales ques- tions of real difficulty. 1. The omission of Theology from the scheme of work would in any country impair the completeness of a great institution, such as this is intended to be it would be unphilosophical, for, in the first place, we have yet to learn that religious doctrine is not at least as real a branch of knowledge as, for instance, Astronomy in the second, it would be prejudicial to the interests of other departments in the Encyclopaedia of Knowledge. But its exclusion in a Welsh Univer- sity, where a faculty of Arts, of Law, of Medicine is to be established, would be doubly illogical, unless, in- deed, we wish to return to the shortsighted policy which dictated tbtl rejection, in 1871 of Scriptural teaching from elementary schools. That there are many who then connived at, it not encouraged, the ex- periment now shudder at the retrospect of the last 20 years is proved by the wail that arises from time to time in the vernacular press. Besides, if any study possesses fascination for the Welsh student it is Metaphysics, and much of the talent of our country- men has passed into the channel of Theological specu- lation. At this juncture, I venture to think, a liberal and systematic study of Theology would prove highly beneficial to Wales. It would widen the mental horizon and deepen the foundations of its Christianity; it would humanize the incessant intestine struggles which have been a marked feature of Welsh history it would combat the chief national weaknesses—sus- piciousness bred by inveterate dissension, and morbid self-consciousness proceeding from isolation. There remains the crucial question of organisa- tion. In this connection, it is true, a point arises which in the case of Wales calls for special consideration. How can a common basis be found for all denominations ? The experience of German Universities should prove instructive to us here, for at some of them a common platform has been deviled which works successfully alld satisfies those who hold the most divergent opinions. Is "en. the amdogy of truuii so completely lost sight of among us as not to admit of provision for a combined examina- tion. it not instruction, of theological candidates ? To elimiiuvti jfiviiiiLiV then seems to my mind like expunging the chief act in a drama. Upon this head I would only add that I am convinced that the best preparation for ministerial studies is a liberal course of Humane Studies," and I should therefore advocate taking a degree in these subjects before specialization. 2. What should be the relation of the denomina- tional institutions to the University ? The idea of excluding these smaller colleges from some kind of application in the proposed charter is not likely, I should say, to be entertained by unbiassed educa- tionists. Those colleges which professedly exist to prepare for the ministry, and regards tuition in other subjects— for instance, in classics—as subsidiary to theological training, should, I think, be recognised in the faculty of theology, or whatever title be given to this branch of study. The college of Lampeter and, so far as I can see. the infant institution of Bala, occupy an entirely dif- ferent position, because in principle undenominational. The only remark I would add is that it seems to me desiraole, first, to leave as much freedom to the various elements which forms the University to develop inde- pendently to avoid stereotyping the system of educa- tion secondly, to endeavour to counteract that common failing of the Welsh mind—the undue exalta- tion of examination.—Your obedient servant. G. HARTWELL JONES. MR. WALTER J. EVANS. M.A., PRINCIPAL OF THE PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE, CARMARTHEN. 5, The Parade. Carmarthen, Dec. 1, 1891. DEAR SIR,—I taank you for the newspaper sent me, and think that theological students are under an obligation to you for the way in which you have espoused their cause. I had intended sending you a contribution this week, but it is now too late." I am strongly in favour of a theological faculty, and think that all theological colleges satisfying reasonable academical requirements should be affiliated, if the governing bodies so desired. In the days when London University insisted on residence, the college over which I preside was affiliated to it (1840). and was, in fact, the first college in Wales from which students I could, or did, graduate. There is no reason in j he world why we should not be similarly affiliated to the looming Welsh University. At Lampeter and else- t where, theological candidates for the B.A. degree are Iallowed to offer theological subjects in lieu of (Aemical, mathematics, A: c. It is a just arrangement, 'which I hope will commend itself to the Welsh University. As I am a layman, you will not suspect me of pro- fessional bias.—Yours faithfully, WALTER J. EVAXS. DR. ISAMBARD OWEN, LONDON. 40, Curzon-street, Mayfair, W. DEAR SIR,—I have read with much interest your article on the University of Wales, and am quite sensible to the importance of the questions on which you invite my opinion. As regards the desirability of establishing a Theo- logical degree in the University, the first decision would seem to me to rest with the great Theological teachers in Wales. Should such a degree be established,.the linking of the existing Theological Colleges to the University for purposes of Theological teaching would seem to nie to be a necessary condition. I am, dear Sir, Yours very truly, Dec. 1st, 1891. I.sAMliARD O),Y.EX. An Oxford M.A., resident in Wales, and holding, an important educational post, writes :— 1. I think so, decidedly. Theology in its broadest" sense has had so large an influenee ou the conduct of mankind, and has exercised the intellect of so many of the profoundest thinkers, that its exclusion from the faculties of a University is impossible. 2. Yes, in every case where a satisfactory course in Arts and Sciences is provided for, and where laymen as well as ministerial candidates are admitted as students. 3. I do not think that it is either necessary or desir- able that an affiliated denominational college should be represented on the governing body of the University, much less a non-affiliated denominational college. All important interests, it may be presumed, would already be sufficiently safeguarded by the varied and popular constitution of the council. The Principal of the South Wales Training Col- lege, Carmarthen, writes a brief letter, answering both the first questions in the affirmative. _0.
CARDIFF POPULAR CONCERTS. The popular concerts of Saturday night proved worthy of a much more extensive audience not- withstanding the unpropitious character of the weather. Miss Maggie Davies is progressing, and was loudly appreciated by the audience. Mr. David Hughes. R.A.M., was in good form, and his songs were given with convincing ability. The Glee Society, under the leadership of Mr. Jacob Davies, sang the following glees in capital style :— "Autumn." "You stole my love," and '"Now by day's retiring lamp. Master Frank Hutchins gave two pianoforte solos, and the programme also included the following items :—Quartette, I've watched you from the shore," the (3) Misses Davies and Mrs. Evans duett. Miss Maggie Davies and Mr. David Hughes "The Lord worketh wonders," Miss Hughes, and Bid me discourse," Miss Davies. Next Wednesday there is a rich treat in store—Herr Stavenhagen will give a pianoforte recital.
ENGLISH CALVINISTIC METHODISM AT CADOXTON. OPENING SERVICES AT THE NEW CHAPEL. Sunday, November 16th, was a red-letter day in the annals of English Calvinistic Methodism in this district. This cause had its origin here in the summer of I880, when about half-a-dozen went out from the Welsh Church, and by kind permission of T. R. Thompson. Esq., of Penarth, they met for Divine worship at the Picnic Hall. After strug- gling on with some measure of success, especially in Sunday school work, the place had to be given up, and for about twelve months this i4 ark "had no settled abode. A tent, however, was obtained through the kindness of the late T. A. Walker, Esq., which was pitched off the Court-road, and there for several months Divine service was held. Towards the close of 1887 the Presbyterian Hall in Melrose-street was erected, and the cause there has prospered greatly. This building having become too small, and an opportunity having arisen for disposing of it, the church determined to build the handsome structure which now stands in the Court-road. On Sunday morning this building (a description of which appeared in our issue of last week) was formally opened for Divine worship. The Rev. J. W. Matthews (the pastor) had the honour conferred upon him of delivering the inaugural sermon. The text chosen was from 2 Chronicles, vi., 41—"Now, therefore, arise, 0 Lord God, into Thy resting place, Thou and the ark of Thy strength let Thy priests, 0 Lord God, be clothed with salvation, and let Thy saints rejoice in goodness." The rev. gentleman preached a thoughtful and appropriate sermon there- from, which was attentively listened to. In the afternoon and evening the Rev. Professor Ellis Edwards, of Bala College, preached powerful and thrilling discourses to large congregations. On Monday evening the Rev. William James, of Aber- dare, preached in Welsh. On Wednesday evening the Rev. J. G. Davies, of Newport, preached in English, and Dr. J. Cynddylan Jones, Cardiff, in Welsh. The services throughout have been most successful, the preaching being powerful. The singing, under the leadership of Mr. W. C. Howe, was very hearty, and the collections were very satisfactory. Miss Hughes, of Golden Grove, and Miss R. Howe presided throughout the services at the new organ, and acquitted themselves admir- the new organ, and acquitted themselves admir- ably. The opening services will be continued on Sunday next, when the Rev. W. Evans, M.A., I Pembroke-Dock, will preach. Mr. Evans is the jl grandson of the late venerable William Evans, of Tonyrefail. There is at present every indication of this becoming a vigorous and prosperous church, and our sincere desire is that this may be the case. The painting and decorating work in connection with the new church was satisfactorily carried out by the well-known local firm, Messrs. Morgan Brothers, who have earned quite a unique reputa- tion in carrying out this class of work. The heating apparatus was supplied by Messrs. Hampton and Bromley, Abergavenny.
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BARRY. QUOIT CLUB.—In connection with the Barry Quoit Club, a conversazione and dance will be held at the Barry Market Hall on Wednesday evening next. SCHOOL BOARD.—The fortnightly meeting of the Barry School Board will be held in the Boardroom. Barry, on Monday afternoon next. DEATH OF Mu. AXD MRS. GRIFFITHS.—We very much regret to have to record the deaths of Mr. Sichard Griffiths and his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Griffiths, Old Barry village, through influenza. Mr. Griffiths died on Tuesday, and his wife the day follow- ing. They were attended during their illness by Dr. Neale. The funeral, which will be a public one, takes place this (Friday) afternoon, at three o'clock, and the remains will be interred at Barry churchyard. Mr. and Mrs. Griffiths were among the oldest inhabitants of the district, and had been members of the Welsh Baptist Chapel at Cadoxton for over 30 years, and at t;,e ^ew Welsh Baptist Chapel. Barry Dock, sinc^ its formation "l-'he Rev. Canon Allen, M.A., and the Rev. G. LL William*" x'Baptist minister) will officiate at the funeral service to-da,; -r. b k 0 "fit" WHERE IS FOLLICK tne Pawnbroker. Outfitters Jeweller, ic. ?—Corner of Barry-. 0 ana lin-stre>v" —Advt. FOR THE LARGEST and best selected stock of Watches. Clocks, and Jowellery at the lowest prices go to Newman's, Exchange-buildings, Barry. [84
BARRY DOCK. NEW POLICE-COURT.—The heating apparatus has at length oeel1 laid down 1\t the new police cuun, ad- joining the Barry Dock Police-station, and the officials anticipate that the next local police-court will be held in the new building. NEW FRIENDLY SOCIETY.—At a public meeting held at the Victoria Cotfee Tavern, Holton-road, Barry Dock, on Monday evening last, it was decided to establish a branch of the Monmouthshire and West of England Older of Oddfellows. EXPORTS AXD IMPORTS.—The experts of coal and coke at Barry Dock for the week ending Saturday last were as follows :-Coal. 70,378 tons 13 cwt.: coke. 1.422 tons, 8 cwt.: total, 71,801 tons 1 cwt. This was shipped on board 38 steamers and 12 sailing vessels— total 50. The imports during the week consisted of 1.279 tons of pitwood. 288 tons of rails, 40 tons of bricks, 4S cask# of nails. 48 cases of nuts, 4 tons of sundries, and 23 tons of lish-piates. ALLEGED THEFT BY A BUXXER.—At the offices of Mr. Morris, Penanh magistrates' clerk, Cardiff. on Tuesday, W. Carroll, a runner, was charged with stealing an overcoat, a light coat, and a pair of sea boots, the property of Charles Holvoisen, boarding- house keeper, Barry Dock. 011 Saturday last. The evidence was to the effect that for about six weeks prisoner had been a runner in prosecutor's employ, and that on Saturday he left, taking with him the articles above named. Prosecutor found him in Newport the following day, and was informed by him that ithe clothing was at Daly's bar, but the boots he had sold at Barry.. Prosecutor gave him time to bring the things back, and as he did not do so, gave information to the police and had him arrested. Prisoner was remanded in custody to Penarth until Monday next. DI:FRAUD'1.XG A RAILWAY COMPAXY.—For de- frauding the Tab" Yale Railway Company, by travel- ling from Barry to Cardiff. on the 12th ult.. with the wrong half of a return ticket issued on 22nd September, F. J. Barrow., marine engineer, was ordered by the Cardiff Stipendiary, on Tuesday, to pay a fine ot 40s. with costs, or to be imprisoned for one month. Defendant spoke to tendering 2s. 6d. to the collector, but admitted hstring made prevaricating statements. THE REOMNT DXOWXIXG FATALITY AT BAURY DOCK.— Mr. W. H. Miller. County and Gloucester Bank, informs us that the following subscriptions have been received towards the Barry Dock Disaster Widows' Relief Fund:—Messrs. John Cory, £ 50; Edward Davies. £ 25 Shipwreck Mariners' Society, £15: Clifford J. Cory, £5 5s.; J. C. Meggitt, £5 5, R. P. Cully, £5: J. Wolfe-Barrv, £3 3s.: J. Lowdon, £3 3s.; Captain Davies. £3: J. Williams. £2 2s.; — Shaw, £2"2. J. H. Thomas. 12 Rev. Canon Allen. £1 5s.; Rev. J. H. Stowell, £1 Is.; South Waif. Star, £1 Is. Sir Morgan Murg:.Ul.fl Colonel Guthrie, £1: T. R. Thompson, .£1: J. S. Batchelor. £1; Hcy. B. Usher, 10s.; W. Belcher, 10s.; R. T. Richards, 10s Hodges and Hill. 10s. BEXEFIT COXCEUT.—A grand concert (in aid of the widows and orphans of the three unfortunate men who lost their lives during the late storm in Barry Roads) was held hist Thursday night, at the Vestry- room of the Bible Christian Chapel, Court-road, kindly lent by the Rev. J. Honey. There was a fairly good audience, notwithstanding the wet weather, amongst whom we noticed the Rev. E. Morris, The Rectory, Mr. and Mrs. Morgan, Vere-street, &c. The following gave several songs and duets:—Miss Williams, Mr. Col Iyer, Mr. Elliott. Penarth (who substituted Mr. W. H. Morgan in a very credit- able manner), Mr. E. Jayne, Miss L. Jayne, ¡ Jion- W:. C. Howe and Messrs. Phillips, who sang "Larboard watch" in capital style and were encored. Mr. F. P. Jones-Lloyd, solicitor, gave a banjo solo, and Mr. H. Do Boer gave some excellent selections on the violin. Mr. W. C. Howe's Glee Party, which is a section of tbe Choral Society, gave a few glees in a praiseworthy manner. Mrs. E. Morris, The Rectory, who had been engaged for the evening a8 accompan- ist, did her work well on the pianoforte, kindly lent by Messrs. Hutchinson and Co., Holton-road. The esteemed Rector proposed a hearty vote of thanks to all that had taken part in the proceedings, and a most eniovable evening was brought to a close by singing the National Anthem. Just before going to press we have received from Mr. F. P. Jones-Lloyd a balance- sheet of the c01!celi., which shows th:1.t a balance of £ 9 3s. has been handed over to Captain Davies. Mr. J.unes-LloJ"ll desires to take tile opportunity of thank- ing those who were kind enough to assist him in selling tickets and those who so kindly assisted at the concert, also Mr. Honey for the free use of the hall and gas. and to Mr. Symonds, contractor, for the free use of his planks and men. FOLLICK'S is the Genuine Shop for all kinds of Clothing. Corner of Barry-road and Main- street.—Advt
CADOXTON. IXFLUEXZA is the fashionable complaint through- out tlie district, llun:1JO" of the inhabitants be in; laid up with this illness, including Mr. David Shaw (Messrs. D. Jones and Co.), Mr. J. M'Gill, £ e. THE REV. E. Guuxos JOXES, Ll.D., Porthcawl, a well-known Welsh minister and lecturer, is an- nounced to deliver a lecture on "Dynion Od." (" Odd People"), at the English Wesleyan Chapel. Cadoxton. on Wednesday evening next. Mr. D. Edmunds. Dinas Powis, will preside. 4 BAPTISM: BY IM.MERSIOX—At the monthly bap- tismal service at the Mount Pleasant English Baptist Chapel, Cadoxton, on Sunday evening last, the Rev. L. Ton Evans, pastor, baptised by immersion a member of the Wesleyan denomination ;1. C:doxt,on, CHILD CEXSrS OF THE DISTRICT. — On Wed- nesday morning, Mr. Seig, the newiy-appointed scnooi attendance officer of the Barry (U.D.) School Board, commenced a census of the children of the district under the juris,1iction of th0. Board. FOOTBALL.—Owing to the exceedingly inclement weather last Saturday, local football was at a discount. A number of the more redoubtable enthusiasts, how- ever, braved the stormy dements, and journeved to Cardiff to witness the remarkable tussle between Cardiff and Swansea. HEARTS OF OAK FRIHXDLY SOCIETY.—A meet- ing of representatives of the Barry, Barry Dock, and Cadoxton branches of the Royal Hearts cf Oak Friendly Society was held at the King William IV. Hotel, Cadoxton, Oil Wednesday evening last. The proceedings, which took the form of a conference, were held to consider the best means of furthering the interests of the society throughout the district. GARLAXD'.S PATEXT MIXEIJAL REGISTER- Mr. J.Dillon Garland (commercial manager to Mr. W. J. Rogers, Jacob-street Brewery, Bristol) has devised a patent numerical register for brewer's casks, &c.. which has aroused much favourable criticism from all interested in the trade. It is claimed for the register that at one glance it wili show the unsold stock, the date the casks were sent to the agency, the brews, qualities, and sizes, the date of delivery, the name andiaddress of customer to whom the cask is sent, the date when casks were returned to the brewery, and the numbers of uncollected casks. MINISTERIAL UXIOX.—A meeting of the Barry and Cadoxton Ministerial Union was held at the Shaftesbury Temperance Hotel, Cadoxton, on Tuesday afternoon, when amongst those present were the Revs. Canon Allen, M.A. (chairman), J. H. Stowell. M.A. (secretary), L. Ton Evans, A. T. De Heaume, G. LI. Williams, J. W. Matthews, W. Williams, &c. The Rev. Herbert Thomas, a Baptist missionary from India, was also present. It was decided to send a memorial, signed by the members of the locality, to the Joint Police Committee of the county of Glamor- gan. requesting them to enforce the law (as has been done in Cardiii) in reference to Sunday trading. A deputation was appointed to wait upon the Barry School Board, asking them to permit the Board Schools to he opened "ithcr during or after school hours, for Mr. A. Trow, B.Sc., a representative of the Sunday School Union, to deliver scientific lectures on temperance. The ministers then partook of tea, after which the meeting took the form of a conversazione in reference to missionary work in India, the Rev. H. Thomas answering a number of questions put to him. and giving some yery interesting particulars as to the im- portant work being done by missionaries in the great empire beyond the seas. STARR BowICETT BUILDING SOCIETY.—The first annual meeting of the shareholders of the Barry Dock and District (S70th) Starr Bowkett Building Society was held at Kolton, Barry Dock, on Friday evening last. Amongst those present were Messrs. L. Y. Owen (chairman), HenryiHole, J. R. Llewellyn. J. H. Nelmes, J. A. Owen (directors), F. P. Jones-Lloyd (solicitor), and David Shaw (secretary). The state- ment of accounts, which showed a* small adverse balance as a result of the first year's work, was ap- proved. Mr. J. H. Nelmes was re-appointed a director, and Messrs. J. Evis and R. Jones were ap- pointed new directors. The directors who retired were Messrs. J. Fisher. R. Moon, and E. Treharne. It was stated that, one appropriation of £100 had been made, and it was anticipated that another would take place shortly. FOLLICK'S is the Best Shop for Jewellery. Splendid assortment and at all prices. Corner of Barry-road and Main-street.—Advt. IF YOU WAXT your Watch or Clock well repaired or cleaned at a moderate charge tike it to Newman's, High-s'.reet. Cadoxton. [8
PORTHKERRY. ALDEEMAX JOHX'CORY, J.P., Porthkerry House, was unable to attend the Loca: Board meeting a.t Cadoxton last Tuesday, as he was confined to his residence with a severe cold.
THE BANKRUPTCY OF A POXTYCYJOIER GROCER. At Cardiff County-court on Wednesday (^before liis Honour Judge Owen) Mr. Abel Thomas, M.P.. made an application on behalf of Lewis Lewis. grocer. Pontycymmer. for a certificate, stating that the bankruptcy was caused through misfortune, and not in consequence of misconduct. The al)- plication was made under Section 32. sub-section 3, of the Act. Mr. Abel Thomas said the bankrupt, had. in 1885. insured his property, which, con- sisted of three shops up the Rhonddn. Valley, for over ii2.000. During that month the premises took fire, and it was with difficulty the bankrupt's brother-in-law, who was ill, was rescued. A claim for £ 1.850 was made against the insurance company, who offered in succession £ 440. £350, £600. and £800. The bankrupt was advised that, there was £ 333 worth of goods in the shop at the time of and he refused to accept the £3QO. Arbitration followed, and in December. 1887. an award was made giving the bankrupt £ 520. but ordering him to pay the costs, which amounted to f. B15.-Ris Honour: That is the result of arbitration.—Mr. Thomas said the bankrupt filed a petition and a receiving order was made—His Honour asked how he could grant a certificate as requested when the bankrupt had kept on trading after knowing the condition of his affairs. The Official Receiver, in answer to the iudge, said there was no doubt that the. fire was the" main' cause of the bankruptcy.—Mr. Thomas said if he could prove that the bankrupt expected to get £ 1.000 trorn the insurance conipanv he should itsk his Honour to say that the debts were not con- tracted without reasonable expectation of paying them.—His Honour sai d he did not think he could go beyond the Official Receiver's report, upon which he had granted the discharge, He should reserve his decision till next court.
GRAND CONCERT AT BARRY. On Wednesday evening a grand concert in con- nection with the Welsh Congregational Chapel. Barry Dock, was held at the Public-hall. Bai-r-v, under the presidency of Sir Morgan Id organ. Tlie large hall was well filled with an appreciative audience. The artistes engaged won t n eh e prizes in this ypar's National Eisteddfod at Swansea.. The [penillion singer was Mr. D. Evans (Eos Dar) Mardy harpist. Mr. J. Bryant (Aiawydd Glan- taf). Efail Isaf, and the accompanist was Mr. Toone, who made an excellent substitute in the absence of Professor Howeils. Penarth, who was indisposed. Mrs. Mary Davies Evans. Cardiff, soprano, was in excellent voice. Misj Ceinwen Jones, Penrhiwceiber, contralto, was the chief singer of the evening, and was encored each time she appeared. Mr. R. W. Evans, tenor, and Mr. A. H. 1 eijiins, Bass, both of Cardiff, also acquitted themselves creditably. The Peniilion sin-er of Eos Dar was greatly enjoyed by the audience, as was proved by the numerous encores which he received. Sir Morgan Morgan, prior to the pro- gramme being gone through, was given an en- thusiastic reception, and said it gave him great pleasure to be present, because they were engaged in a work that was doing a, a great deal of good, and also to enjoy them- s-elves with the songs that were down on the pro- gramme. They were present also to support a good cause. Referring to the district, he said it was a rising one. and tiiat Christians ought to have suffi- cient places of worship. so that the inhabitaants could. go there, and not to other place-. The speaker pa.id a tribute to the Nonconformists for the good work they had done. and that no man could stand up and say they had not done any good. Sir Morgan Morgan then announced the concert opened, and the programme was proceeded with as follows Pilnfoorte solo and harp duet. Messrs. Toone and Bryant: song, "Margarita." Mr. R. W. Evans; song. •• Entreat me not to leave thee. Miss Ceinwen Jones (encored) and she sang "Deio bach" in response; trio, Hawthorne" in the glade," Mr. and Mrs. Evans and Mr. Perkins; song, •« Bedouin love song," Mr. Perkins duet' Swinging. Sec." Mr. and Mrs. Evans: song' •'€rch Hudol," Eos Dar fencored) quartette' ^Blodeuyn bach wyf n mewngardd." Mr. and Mrs. Evans, Mr. A. H. Perkins, and Miss Ceinwen Jones harp solo by Alawydd Glan Taf song, Tell me my heart, Mrs. Evans (encored) and sang Sing. sweet bird. song. Plymouth Sound.' Mr. Perkins (encored) to which he responded, and sang, Shoreman Billy trio Maiden fair, Mr. and Mrs. Evans and Mr Perkins song, Star of Bethlehem," Mrs. M. D. Evans song, Morwynion glan Meirionydd." Eos Dar (encored) song, Bay of Biscay." Mr. R. W. Evans song, Gwraig y Morwr." Miss Ceinwen Jones quartette. Good-night, beloved. Mr. and Mrs. Evans, Mr. Perkins, and Miss Ceinwen Jones song. Bwthyn bach melyn fy nhad," Eos Dar. Tiie Rev. — Williams, the pastor, at this stage, proposed a hearty vote of thanks to the artistes, to Mr. J. C. Meggitt. Sea Croft, who so kindly lent the flowers to decorate the stage, and lastly, but not least, to Sir Morgan, who had to kindly acted as president. This was seconded by Mr. E, ù. Evans. and carried with acclamation. Sir Morgan responded, and congratulated the church and its pastor on the success thev had made, and, in conclusion, he wished Mr. Williams, the pastor, Godspeed in his endeavours. The singing of the Welsh National Anthem terminated one of the best concerts ever held at Barry. Amongt the large audience present we noticed the following :— Mr. and Mrs. J. Robinson, East Barry House Mr. J. C. Meggitt, Sea Croft Dr. W. Lloyd-Edwards, Gwynfryn; Mr. H. L. Rogers, solicitor; Mr. Howell Jenkins, kc.