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LLANHARRAN AND YSTRAD HOUNDS

IN AND AROUND BARRY.

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IN AND AROUND BARRY. The meeting at the Public-hall, Barry Dock, on Friday night was somewhat a frost. All agreed that it was, however, a most representative meet- ing. Indeed, all were agreed upon everything, as it turned out. The meeting was called, as Balaam, to curse somebody or something, but it ended in a general shaking of the hands, and a reporter played a Christmas carol on the American organ. One legal gentleman who sat by me said that the chairman was flyest man in the district"—what- ever that may mean—and that he romped round his opponents." I don't know what he meant exactly. I am not up in my Coke upon Lyttleton and other legal luminaries, and I don't think the explanation would be worth the usual 6s. 8d. However, what struck me was that there had been a deal of unnecessary fuss about the whole matter, and that the members of the Local Board are decidedly better speakers than those who are not. Of the requisitionists, only Mr. Found and D. J. Lloyd could be compared to the valiant Local Board members. These two gentlemen, however, more than made up for the rest, and the well-turned sentence of Mr. Found, and the fiery earnestness of Mr. Lloyd, were the subject of general comment. The Wards question was brought before a special meeting of the Board which was held on Tuesday. There was but few members present, but I was glad to see among- them once more the genial face of Mr. Benjamin Lewis. The resolu- tion to memorialise the County Council to divide the districts into wards was carried easily, only. Mr. George Thomas voting against it, while his friend. Mr. William Thomas, who sat opposite, remained neutral. Mr. George Thomas explained that he voted against the resolution because free discussion was not allowed." and not because he was really opposed to it. But that excuse was— I say it with all due respect (for be it understood. I have no grudge against any of the members of the Board, but only give my own thoughts and opinions canclidly)-ilfr. George Thomas' excuse was rather disingenuous. The Chairman, before moving the resolution, asked the consent of the Board to introduce it. That was granted. It was unfair, as well as distinctly out of order, to intro- duce extraneous matter at the tail end of the dis- cussion. Mr. George Thomas wished to embody two other things in the resolution—viz., the in- crease of the number of members, and the extension of the Local Board area. These two things may be very good things in their way, but they should not be sprung upon the Board suddenly and with- out notice and I consider the Chairman was therefore quite right in ruling- Mr. Thomas' amendment out of order.

PUBLIC OPINION AND THE WARDS…

ACTION BY THE COUNTY COUNCIL.

OIL ON TROUBLED WATERS.

A SHORT WAY WITH CLUBS.

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THE FUTURE OF WALES.

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