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should delegate its powers of revising, abolishing, or enforcing such a provision to a local authority. The Parliament in London cannot make and enforce the law in Ireland Mr. Gladstone pro- poses, therefore, that a Parliament in Dublin should make and enforce the ln,ws. The Central Federation cannot regulate the rate of wages Mabon therefore proposes that each district should be allowed to regulate it as best it may, and according to its own principles by sliding scales, if the district so wishes, or by other means—and then every miner in South Wales would join the Federation. Un.ess the Federa- tion is willing to receive them on these terms, we would certainly advise the miners not to join the Federation and so lose the tried and certain benefits of the Sliding Scale. o The death of Mr. Spurgeon will bring sorrow and gloom into the homes of thousands who have never even seen his sturdy figure or listened to the charm of his homely delivery. Xo one with per- haps the exception of Mr. Gladstone could count on so great a personal following durins- the last twenty or thirty years as Mr. Spurgeon. He was, indeed, a leader in Israel, and his influence in Evangelical circles was well-nigh un- bounded. For the last forty years he has drawn weekly a congregation of something like six thou- sand persons, while his printed sermons and his j other works like "John Ploughman's Talk" have attained to an almost fabulous circulation. By his death, a figure is removed from the religious world, at once towering, unique, picturesque. He was no nineteenth century Christian, full of theological subtleties and desire to harmonise the revealed truths of the Bible with the discoveries of modern scientific re- search. He was cast in a sterner mould, and his uncompromising belief reminded us of other days and other men—of the May Flower and the Pilgrim Fathers, and other stern old Puritans, whose Cal- vinism was hard and immutable, and whose belief was dogmatic, fanatical, and impatient of— or rather, superior to—criticism, but always honest and without hypocrisy. We all remember Mr. Spur'jaon's famous Down Grnde" manifesto. The opinions of his boyhood days were-his opinions up to the last moment of his busy, useful, Christian life. Not only as a great preacher and a writer of virile English will Mr. Spurgeon be remembered, but as a philanthropist, who succeeded in doing by himself—or, as he himself said—by prayer, more for orphans and the destitute than any other living man. We can all echo the praise, while we ignore the sneer, of an eminent man of letters who once remarked, There- is an Essex bumpkin who came up from the country thirty years ago. and by his own unaided energy haFl done more for the civilisation and Christianisation of South London than all the archbishops and bishops of the establishment." England is to-day mourning for the Essex Bumpkin whose sturdy genius, sincerity, strength of chara.cter, and practical philanthropy made him the foremost figure in the English religious world. In the speech which Lord Salisbury delivered at Exeter on Tuesday night there were some ener- getic, and even eloquent, passages, but there was a striking lack of that confidence and enthusiasm which should mark the utterances of a leader of a great party on the eve of a general election. It was expected, too. that the Premier would deal with the future policy of the Government, but this he was careful to avoid doing. There was no newness about any of his declarations. The crushing defeat of Rossendale had evidently cast its gloom over the spirit of the Conservative leader. The only grain of comfort that he gave to his dejected followers was that he did not regard the general election as being a turning point or a final election, but as an early stage in a long and protracted struggle. Lord Salisbury is evidently reckoning on his boasted play of the constitu- tion," which means that a Tory House of Lords will be utilised to crush the measures passed by the representatives of the people. We cannot believe that Lord Salisbury is blind to t the significant declarations of the leaders of the Liberal party with regard to the House of Lords. If the irresponsible second Chamber persists in opposing the people's repre- sentatives. a sharper remedy will be applied to the evil than hitherto. Liberals will no longer be con- • tent with threatening to swamp the Tory lords by a wholesale creation of Liberal peers. The Reform Bill, which has just been introduced by the Belgian Government, indicates in which way public opinion is setting. The Bill provides that the King's power of veto should be limited by the introduction of a referendum on something like the Swiss pattern. And the Tory party may be sure that the Liiberals will no longer be content to be saddled with an irresponsible second chamber, which has the power to over-ride all their decisions, but that, on their triumphant return after the next general election, they will either mend the chamber by the introduction of a referendum, or end it altogether by abolishing a chamber which has always distinguished itself by rejecting every measure which would tend to place greater autho- rity in the people's hands, or to raise the standard of their comfort or status. Attention is being called to the proceedings of the Local Board and the Burial Beard at Ponty- pridd with reference to the extension of the dis- trict of the latter. The Burial Board has resolved to obtain Parliamentary powers for the extension of their district, and are now promoting a Bill for the purpose. The Local Board, however, have sug- gested that they should oppose the Bill. If this is done, the ratepayers may feel satis- fied that one of the Boprds are at fault, and, if they are alive to their interests, will take steps to make their wishes known to the representatives they place on the Local Board at the next election, which is not far distant. It is certainly a most unsatisfactory state of things when one body of representatives of the rate- payers intend spending public monies in promot- ing a. Bill, and another body of representatives intend spending public monies in opposing it. The Burial Board are elected for the purpose of attending to matters relating to burials, and one would certainly think that they are the best judges of what should be done. It certainly is a great hardship that those who live in certain portions of the town which, for Local Board pur- poses, are essentially part of the town, should have to pay their rates with the other inhabitants of Pontypridd, but should be compelled to pay for burial fees one-half as much again as those who live within the Ecclesiastical district of Glyntaff. The Local Board in Pontypridd have always been wanting in ability to look to the future. The drainage scheme, which is now, we hope, approaching completion, might well have been taken up before. The lighting of the town should also, it is thought by many, have been under their control before this. When the question of the incorporation came before them the answer given was that they considered it premature, and before pronouncing upon it would wait until the new portions of their extended district were handed over to them. Now again when tho deputation from the Burial Board waited upon them at their last meeting they return the usual answer by passing a resolution that they consider that the proposal of the Burial Board is premature. The Burial Board are, it is believed, determined to proceed with their Bill, and if the Local Board decide to oppose it 'the waste of money will be great, and the costs incurred by both Boards will no doubt amount to a very substantial proportion more than the sum that would be required to carry out the extension. It is certainly to be hoped that if the Burial proceed the Local Board will not oppose them. The question of the purchase of the Gas Works came before the Board again at their last general meeting, and it was referred to a special meeting. The Gas Company have up to this scored one," as it is too late for the Local Board to obtain a pro- visional order. Even though this is so it is to be hoped that they will not let the matter drop, but will be ready to apply for one in November next. With the fear of the loss of their under- taking over their heads the Gas Company will, perhaps, do something rather than lose a property from which they derive such a handsome return as 32' per cent., and the ratepayers can feel reasonably content, that if they do not become the owners of such a remunerative undertaking thoy will at all events get a more satisfactory supply of light than they have had for a consider- able time.
IN AND AROUND BABltY.
IN AND AROUND BABltY. The public meeeing of Commoners on Friday night resolved itself into a public meeting of everybody except the Commoners. In any case, there were only five or six Commoners present, while there were any amount present of the noble army of martyrs to do duty who honour the dis- trict by managing its affairs on the Local Board. By looking at them all sitting in a long row, with their happy faces shining benevolently on each other and the assembled public, it would never be guessed that there was such a thing as envy, hatred, malice, and all uncharitable- ness existing within twenty miles of them. They were all on their best behaviour, like child- ren having tea in a neighbour's house, and right well did they act their parts. Mr. W. Thomas, of Vere-street smole a bland smile on Mr. George Thomas. Dr. O'Donnell, and Mr. John Robinson looked as if toll-gates were not in existence, and t, Mr. Meggitt and General Lee seemed to be un- conscious that there ever were such things as Local Board or County Council elections. Looking at the row of smiling faces, one missed indeed the grave face of Mr. Jewel Williams and the Sage of Palmerstown bearded like a pard but for that the family circle was complete. The Clerk smiled, knowing that Mr. Jewel Williams was not there to draw attention to the portent the surveyor knew he was free from the professional criticism and advice of Mr. Barstow and was content; and the mild and genial rate collector threw over the cares and anxieties of the world and private im provements, and was at rest. I went there, I don't mind owning it, to witness a shindy. Tales and traditions had come down to me from prehistoric ages of lively meetings of the vestry, and of the primitive way in which the old commoners were prepared to assert their rights against the intruding new-comers. It does seem a shame that the lives of the old Cadoxton people should be upset altogether by a horde of money- getting carpet-baggers but it's the way of the world, and we new-comers think it no hardship that we have turned a charming little old-world village into a muddy, dirty, bustling town. The commoners have not yet been reconciled to the new state of things. They keenly regret—at least the oldest of them—the intru- sion they are jealous of outside interference; they are prepared to fight for their rights and, with an old-world notion of independence which we, of a later and more civilised era, rightly regard with deserved superiority, they were willing to fight for them with their own money," as Mr. Edward Evans said. Mr. Evans seemed at first in- clined to resort to the old vestry ways and means but, alas the time has gone by, and the old manners are changed. He could get no one to help him, and at least even the sturdy wayward himself had to consent to the modern way of settling things by committee. Xo doubt, the committee will come to an agreement. The Board are willing for the Commoners to continue grazing their sheep on the Common. All that is wanted is to rail the Common in, and to prevent its being cut up as it is now. As was said at the meeting the present condition of the Common is a shame and a disgrace, and I for one hope that some one will be appointed soon who will have authority to look after it. General Lee deserves the thanks of the district for indefatigable way in which he has worked to briag about a better state of things. The concert at the Market Hall on Saturday night was very enjoyable and well-attended, in spite of the wet weather. Miss Annie Williams has a charming voice, and it seems a pity that she isn't properly trained. Of course for an amateur her singing is. even as it is, wonderful, but I feel sure that with more training she would make a mark as a professional. Will Miss Williams allow one of her sincerest and warmest admirers to make a suggestion That is, it would be well for her to take more pains in selecting her songs. It struck me that the songs she sang on Saturday night-with the exception, perhaps, of Zuyder Zee"—didn't quite suit her voice. I hope she doesn't mind a word of advice from one who, compared with her, is a musical duffer; but she looks so good natured that I have ventured to act as a "candid friend." The Cadoxton Band is a wonderful institution. The chair- man called for an overture, and an over- ture was speedily given. He called for a duet, and suddenly one noticed two vacancies in the band. Then one saw two caps with white bands doffed, and heY presto! there appeared two singers. The Chairman called for a love song, and another cap was doffed, and an ancient gentleman charmed the audience with an old-world love ditty. The competitions were great fun. and Mr. Edward Thomas's address on Love" was unanimously awarded the prize. The Chairman said, without consulting the audi- ence that this was the best address. Many smole at this, for the address was in Welsh, and that is a language the chairman is not supposed to understand. When, however, later on he called for I Bias Gogerddan in pure Welsh.,we remem- bered that his better half was Welsh, and we re- membered also the historic influence of Morwyn- ion Glan Morganwg." The School Board members have raised a storm in a teacup. I said that the children of some of the School Board members had been ordered not to clean their slates, and that other children had to clean them for them. This is what I had heard- on good authority I thought—but Mr. Blackmore on Monday said that he had asked two of the schoolmasters, and that they had denied any know- ledge of the thing. I don't know why Mr. Blackmore didn't ask the the third, but I am willing to take his word for it that such a thing was never done. I and my readers will be glad of it, and I think the mem- bers should be glad to have a chance to contradict what was undoubtedly extensively rumoured, if not believed. I don't quite understand Captain Davies's attitude in the matter. I can't see that the occasion merited the bounce and bluster that he introduced into the discussion. Of course, press-men are liable to make mistakes as well as other people; even Captain Davies may have made one or two in his life. I am willing enough and glad enough to admit that I have made a mistake, but not out of fear of the Alsatian bravado of Captain Davies, but out or the sincere regret that I should have unduly reflected on the conduct of a Board which I unfeignedly respect, and for which I have always expressed my esteem. The Local Board meeting on Tuesday was un- eventful. The only notable thing that transpired was the discussion on Mr. Barstow's motion that the Board should take the scavenging of the district in its own hands. I have always said that though the Board—or rather the Health Committee—have persistently refused to listen to Mr. Barstow's ideas on the point, that Mr. Barstow's fad would some time or other be adopted. And lo and behold the old adage was again verified, and the heresy of yesterday is becoming the dogma of to-day. Mr. Barstow's motion wasn't exactly carried, but it is in a fair way of being adopted. Mr. Barstow was quite jubilant over his success everybody, but Dr. O'Donnel and the two Mr. W. Thomas agreed that it was 1 good scheme. Mr. Barstow was so elated that he forget his usual chivalrous courtesy. He called our Only General Major Lee." the absent doctor he called Mr. Treharne," and himself he called plain Barstow, and another member plain George Thomas. The chairman wished to refer the matter again to the Health Committee, and Mr. Barstow turned his eyes up to Heaven and begged for mercy. The Sage of Palmerstown would have his little joke. and proposed that the matter be left open till after the election, for both the Health and the Finance Committees would then probably be differently constituted. And the chairman and Dr. O'Donnell and General Lee and Mr. Robinson chortled in their glee. A very jolly little dance was the Tennis Club Dance at Barry on Tuesday night. There were not too many people for the room, but it was just com- fortably full. Some of the dancers-and there were some splendid dancers there—said there weren't enough waltzes, but I and a few more would have liked a few more polkas and square dances. I wish I could describe the dresses, but, unluckily I have misplaced my note book. where I had jotted down full descriptions. I have only an indistinct but most pleasant recollection of charm- ing faces, beautiful figures, graceful carriage, and a general impression of exquisite loveliness. I hope the great success of this will encourage the Tennis Club to go in for another. The club owes a lot to Mr. Sibbering Jones, and the other secretaries, for working so well. The sacred cantata Esther" was performed— and very well performed—by the Cadoxton Choral Union at the Market Hall on Wednesday night. The conductor had evidently trained his choir very carefully, and the rendering of the choruses re- flected great credit on the Union and on Mr. Howe. May I suggest to him that the cultivation of a little more repose of manner would not be amiss? I don't know whether I am too fidgetty or not; but I don't like to see a conductor gesticulating promiscuously as if trying to scratch the faces of invisible Mahatmas. I know lots of Welsh choir leaders do do it. especially Mr. Richards, the leader of the celebrated Pontycymmer Male Voice Party, but I've never seen a good English conductor do so, and I confess in this I am with the English. The cantata itself was—well, not up to much. The music, I thought (speaking as a poor dull amateur) rather clap trap, and the choruses smacked more of the Savoy stage than of a "sacred" platform. You fancied that you had heard every bar and every note somewhere before. There was nothing new or striking about the music, but that was the only fault to be found with the performance. The singers did splendidly. Miss Williams was really first-rate as Esther," Mr. Afn,nhis" Lewis (whatever that means), who took the part of" Mordecai," is the possessor of a rich, highly-trained tenor voice, and Mr. Sandford Jones and Gwyddonfryn Price, of Merthyr, have excellent voices, which were well adapted to their parts, "Hainan" and the" King" respectively. Miss Cassie Lougher was just a bit nervous, but sang and looked well, and Miss David sang natu- rally and easily. She has a good contralto voice, but it was unfortunate for her that she was nervous. It doesn't strike me as being quite right that the wife of "Haman" should urge her husband in a quaking voice to build a gallows fo "Mordecai". Next time, I hope Miss David will notr be so nervous, and her charming voice and good intonation will be then heard to better advantage. Mr. Spinks has a good high tenor voice, and did well as "lIarbonah." His singing in the quartet and solos was very pure, but he should pay a little more attention to articulation. I hope no one will think of these remarks that I didn't enjoy myself. It was quite the other way about. I have never been at a concert in the district which pleased me more. All the chorus hail from the locality and some of the soloists, and I am looking forward to many such treats again in the future. <>
BAMY DISTRICT NEWS
BAMY DISTRICT NEWS BARRY. HEARTS OF OAK SOCIETY.—In a recent report in this column anent the above society, we made mention of 120 members of the society. This is a mis- take, 220 being the correct figures. THE FAILURE OF AN UPHOLSTERER.-At the Cardiff County-court Offices on Tuesday—before Sir Morgan Morgan, acting registrar—Mr. Frederick, for- merly in business as an upholsterer at Barry, appeared for examination. In reply to Mr. Orr (deputy-official receiver), the debtor said he commenced business at East Barry with capital supplied by his father. His deficiency was about £ 400, which he attributed to loss of credit more than anything. Trade grew slack, and he was in want of capital when his creditors suddenly began to press him. He could not look after the busi- ness much himself, but employed a man and a boy to see after it; and considerable assistance was also given by his wife.—The examination was closed. THE LATE REV. C. H. STURGEON.—The re- nowned evangelical minister, the Rev. C. H. Spurgeon, will be the subject of a special discourse by the Rev. J. H. Stowell, M.A., at the Barry Congregational Church next Sunday night. THE BARRY MALE VOICE PARTY, under the conductorship of Mr. D. Farr. will compete in the male voice competition at the Cadoxton Eisteddfod on Whit Monday. DANCE.—On Tuesday night the Lawn Tennis Club gave a very enjoyable dance at the Barry Hotel, Barry. Dancing commenced at 8 p.m., and was kept up till after 2 a.m. WHIT-MONDAY EISTEDDFOD.—A meeting of the committee of Cadoxton-Barry Whit-Monday Eistedd- fod was held at the Barry Hotel on Tuesday evening, Mr. Lewis Lewis in the chair, when it was decided that the chief choral piece for the prize of £ 25 shall be "0, Father, Whose Almighty Power (Handel), with Sleep, 0 Sleep" (Gwilym Gwem) for a male voice party competition, prize £ 10. "Lleurwg" was appoin- ted conductor, with Mr. R. C. Jenkins, Llanelly, musical adjudicator. Mr. W. H. Morgan, Lloyd's Bank, Barry Dock, was appointed treasurer to the committee. Mr. J. R. Llewellyn reported having re- ceivied a communication from Mr. Isaac Pitman, of Bath, who consented to offer three valuable prizes for a shorthand competition, it was resolved to accept the offer with thanks. Whenever I have symptoms of Hoarseness coming on, I always fly to my favourite remedy, LEWIS'S PECTORAL BALSAM, take a dose or two, and am J- right again."—Is. l £ d. and 2s. 9d. per bottle. BARRY DOCK. FInK-On Thursday evening a large •' shelter shed, near No. 7 tip, Barry Dock, was discovered on fire, and, despite strenuous efforts to extinguish the flames, was burnt to the ground. WELSH RELIGIOUS UNION.—At a well-attended meeting held on Friday evening last, it was decided to form a union of the Welsh Churches of the neighbour- hood. Full particulars appear in our Welsh column this week. It was decided to hold a Welsh musical festival next September, and Welsh anthems and hymns were selected to be sung on that occasion. "GAS AND WATER COMPANY.—The tenth half- yearly meeting of the Barry and Cadoxton Gas and Water Company will be held at the Parle Hall. Cardiff, on Thursday, the 25th inst. CADOXTON. LANDSLIP.—On Thursday a portion of the rocky bank of the cutting near the Cadoxton Railway Station gave way, about 50 tons of stone being pre- cipitated. Fortunately, no men were working near the spot at the time. A couple of telegraph poles were uprooted. SPECIAL LOCAL BOARD MEETING.—A special meeting of the Barry and Cadoxton Local Board will be held at Cadoxton on Monday, the 15th inst.. for the purpose of passing resolutions about the following Bills:—Barry Railways Bill 1892, Barry Gas and Water Bill 1892. WHIT-MONDAY EISTEDDFOD.—Mr. J. R. Llew- ellyn, editor of the Bn rr,lJ Dock Xetrt, ha.s this week received a communication from Mr. Isaac Pitman, the venerable inventor of nlionographv, intimating his willingness to offer three valuable prizes in connection with a competition in phonetic shorthand at the eisteddfod to be held at the Market-hall, Cadoxton, in aid of the Cottage Hospital movement. The prizes which Mr. Pitman proposes to give are the follow- ing:—1st, a handsome volume of the Bible; 2nd, Representations of British Orations (two volumes); 3rd, Dictionary (all printed in phonography). In com- municating his intention. Mr. Pitman writes:—"I am glad to hear that phonography grows with the growth of the eisteddfod in Wales, and I shall be very happy to repeat the prizes which I offered at the Cadoxton Eisteddfod two years ago. If my mission were not so exacting, I would be happy to attend one of your grand Welsh meetings." Two years ago. it will be re- membered, the number of competitors for the short- hand prizes at the bank holiday eisteddfod at Cadoxton was fully 250, but it is not, we trust, too much to hope that phenomenal success will again attend the same competition this year, CHURCH GRANTS.—At a meeting of the council of the Bishop of Liandaft's Fund, held at the Cardiff Town-hall on Monday, the following grants, amongst others, were voted out of the funds:— £ 50 towards the erection of an iron church at Cadoxton, which will be used for Welsh services E300 towards a new church at Cogan or Penarth Dock. to accommodate 300 wor- shippers, and for which Lord Windsor has given the site. This last grant, however, was conditional upon the whole church, including the chancel, being erected it the same time. MR. H. CKAPPELL, of the Wenvoo Arms Hotel, has joined the directorate of the Cadoxton and Barry Bill posting and Advertising Company, Limited. RAILWAY ACCIDENT.—In consequence of an acci- dent on Tuesday evening to the points on the metals of the Penarth branch of the Barry Railway, near Cadoxton Station, the Taff Vale train timed to leave this terminus for Cardiff at eight o'clock was delayed half-an-hour. It was at one time feared the train would be delayed at Cadoxton overnight. The relief gang worked diligently in a blinding shower before the train was able to pass on its journey. VOLUNTEER DINNER.—The annual dinner of the local battery of the Glamorgan Artillery Volunteers will be held at the Cadoxton Picnic Hall on the 22nd instant. THE COMMONS QUESTION.—The Joint Committee meeting of Local Board members and Commoners will be held at the Board Offices, Cadoxton, on the 10th instant. THE TEST PIECE AT THE FORTHCOMING ETS- TEDDFOD.—We understand that at the forthcoming eisteddfod to be held at the Cadoxton Market Hall on Whit Monday, the Cadoxton Choral Union, under the leadership of Mr. W. Howe, and a Barry United Choir, under the leadership of Mr. D. Farr, will compete in the £ 25 prize competition for the best rendering of "Oh Father, Whose Almighty Power" (Handel). HAPPY EVENINGS FOR THE PEOPLE.—On Sa- turday night a very successful concert was held at the Market Hall, Cadoxton, under the chairmanship of Councillor Meggitt. The artistes were Miss Annie Williams, Messrs. H. de Boer, G. H. Spinks, T. Buck- ler, Limbrick, Wood, D. W. John, E. Rees, W. Howe, assisted by the glee party, under the leadership of Mr. W. Howe, and the Cadoxton Brass Band. Miss Small acted as accompanist. A novel feature were the com- petitions. Mr. Arnold won a prize of 5s. for the best rendering of a comic song. Mr. Edward Thomas won for the best impromptu address on Love," and Mr. Joseph Evans won the first, and Mr. William Bowen the second prize, for the tenor solo, I bias Gogerddan." We are glad that the happy evenings are being appre- ciated, and that Mr. Lewis Lewis's enterprise is being rewarded by success. TRADESMEN'S BALL.-On Tuesday night a trades- men's ball was held at the Picnic-hall, Cadoxton, in aid of the fund for the establishment of a cottage hospital for the Barry and Cadoxton district. Mr. R. Mills was the M.C., and Mr. J. Dyer treasurer. Mr. H. Chappell, of the Wenvoe Arms Hotel, catered, and music was provided by Messrs. Banes Clarence String Band from Cardiff. There was a good attendance and the proceedings were very successful throughout. The hall was a marvel of decoration, and reflected much credit upon those who undertook that portion of the work. There is no remedy in the world equal to.LEWISS' PECTORAL BALSAM for Coughs, Colds, and all Dis- orders of the Lungs."—Is. l^d. and 2s. 9d. per bottle. PENARTH. DEATH OF AN OLD INHABITANT.—The death is announced of Mr. Edmund Davies, an old and re spected inhabitant of Penarth. Deceased was at one time a member of the local Board, and in 1872 was the recipient of a presentation life-size portrait of himself. Mr. Davies, who was 75 years of age, will be buried on Thursday at Swansea. LOCAL BOARD.—At the monthly meeting on Mon- day, Mr. Robert Forrest (chairman) presiding, an application of the collector (Mr. Jenkin Llewellyn) for an increase of salary was referred to the finance com- mittee. The medical officer reported the birth rate to be 30 9 per 1,000, and the death rate 19 0 per 1,000 per annum. RHOOSE. GOSPEL TEMPERANCE MEETING.— On Friday evening, the 29th ultimo, a meeting in the cause of temperance was conducted in the Hall by Mr. Hards ing, Rhoose, and Mr. Rutter, Barry. The addresse- were attentively listened to, and the meeting concluded with some pratical result, several persons being in- duced to sign the pledge. Miss Rutter presided at the harmonium, and; along with others, sang solos during the evening. Prayer terminated the proceedings.
LLANGEINOR SCHOOL BOARD.
LLANGEINOR SCHOOL BOARD. At the usual monthly meeting of this Board held at the Fox and Hounds, Brynmenin, on Tuesday, presided over by Mr. W. Llewellyn, a letter of re- signation was read from Mr. Matthew Owen, the superintendent teacher of the Board, he having accepted another appointment. Numerous re- marks of regret were expressed by the members at the loss which the Board would sustain by the removal of Mr. Owen, and ultimately the resigna- tion was aceepted.
LLANHARRAN AND YSTRAD HOUNDS
LLANHARRAN AND YSTRAD HOUNDS WILL MEET Tuesday, Feb. 9th.Bryncethyn Friday, Feb. 12th .Pencoed At 10.30 a.m.
MEETING OF THE BAltRY SCHOOL…
MEETING OF THE BAltRY SCHOOL BOARD. MR. BLACKMORE AXD THE SOUTH WALES STAR. The fortnightly meeting of the Barry School Board was held at the Board Schools, Barry, on Monday afternoon. There were present General Lee, vice-chairman, who presided Mr. E.F. Black- more, Captain R. Davies, Rev. J. Price, and Mr. W. H. Lewis (clerk). MEMBERS AND OURSELVES. Mr. E. F. Blackmore said he wanted to callatten- tention to a paragraph which had appeared in the last issue of the South, Wales Star, and which was as follows :—" A paragraph appeared in this column a short time ago to the effect that certain members of the School Board had sent their child- ren to school with orders to the teachers that they were not to allow their children to clean the dirty slates. The teachers, we now hEar. have obeyed the mandate, and make other children clean their lordships' children's slates, and there is a proba- bility of a strike on that account." Continuing, he said that that would be sufficient of the paragraph for him to quote. Now, there were but two members of the Board who sent children to the Board Schools, viz.—the Chairman and himself. The chairman had written saying that he could not possibly be present, but asking hirq. on his behalf to say that so far as he (the Chairman) was concerned, there was not the slightest foundation for the statement given in the paragraph, and which was given in a similar paragraph in the same paper a fortnight before. Mr. Lowden also wished him to say that the para- graphs practically charged members with making use of their positions for dishonourable actions, and that they should not be published without some steps being taken to see that there was at least a shadow of foundation for them. As the other member of the Board concerned, he (Mr. Blackmore) could only say that he entirely concided with what Mr. Lowden said. and to go a little further than that, not only had they no know- ledge of what was alleged, but he had carefully made enquiries of the head-teachers, and they both of them assured him that they knew nothing whatever of anything having occurred, either by letter, message, or in any shape or form whatever that could give the slightest foundation for any charges of the kind. He quite agreed with Mr. Lowden that when charges of that kind were. made, some attempts should be made to see that they were true. Not only did the references practically charge the members with dishonourable actions, but the teachers were made to appear guilty of dishonourable toadyism. General Lee I feel sure that, after this very specific denial of the charges, the press will see it their absolute duty to make an apology to the Boarjl. Has any other member got anything to say.' Captain Da vies If it was my caso. I don't know whether I shouldn't bring an action for defamation of character. Mr. Blackniore You see, there are no names mentioned. Captain Davies Oh, it doesn't matter. If papers can't sell without containing such references, they ought to be shut up. General Lee I think we have said enough about that. For my part. I should not have taken the slightest notice of it. The matter then dropped. MISCELLANEOUS. The seal of the Board was affixed to the inden- tures of Miss Annie Thomas.—A letter was read in reference to the application to Mr. John Cory to get certain children into the Cardiff Deaf and Dumb School, to the effect that the letter would be placed before Mr. Cory on his return home.—On the suggestion of General Lee, it was decided to invite Miss Annie Davies. of Cardiff, to come down and inspect the provision the Board have made for cookery classes. General Lee also suggested that the boys should be given cookery lessons as well:—Captain Davies You will have all the boys going out West then. (Laughter.)—General Lee I am sure they will bless us afterwards.—It was also decided, on the suggestion of General Lee, that in reference to Slojd instruction for the boys. Miss Cram, Dinas Powis. should be asked to see Mr. Higman to make cer- tain recommendations as to what preparations wHlld be necessary.—In reference to the proposed central classes for the pupil teachers employed by the board, a discussion ensued, it being pointed out as an argument that hitherto the pupil teachers had shown very badly in the results of the examina- tions.—Mr. Blackmore said it was not so much that they had not been proficient, as that .there had been dishonesty, two of the teachers having been convicted of copying.—Eventually, the fol- lowing resolution was arrived at, on the motion of Mr. Blackmore, seconded by the Rev. J. Price :— That for the present all head teachers be responsible for the training of their own pupil teachers, hut that those of each group of schools may be taught toge- ther, the head teachers divitling the work betwcpu t!lei11 according to a scheme to he submitted to the board also that all pupil teachers be allowed during school hours one hour per day on four days per week for private study. The attendance office (Mr. A. Seig) presented the children census of Cadoxton, Palmerstown, and neighbourhood, which was as follows:— Number of families, 571 children, 1.5S2 children under three years. 441 between three and thirteen years. 1,134; children not attending school between three and five years, 202 between five and thirteen years, 174 total not attending school. 377 empty houses, 248. Total number of children of school age at Holton and Cadoxton, 2,368. The attendance officer also stated that there was no room for any of the children between three and five at the Cadoxton Schools. The child census of the whole district would be completed in a fortnight.—A bill of £150 for Mr. D. Davies. contractor for the Cadoxton Schools, was passed.— It was decided that Miss Blackmore should supply the school requisites for the Barry schools for the coming three months.—The Clerk handed in the first number of the Holton-chool magazine, which Mr. T. Higman is promoting.—On the suggestion of General Lee, the Clerk was deputed to enquire of Mr. Higman whether it was not possible to make the magazine suit for all the schools.—This was the principal business.
A BARRY DOCK SOLICITOR HAULED…
A BARRY DOCK SOLICITOR HAULED OVER THE COALS. At Cardiff County-court on Wednesday—before his Honour Judge Owen—Mr. T. H. Parker. solicitor, Barry Dock, applied for the adjournment of a case which had been fixed for hearing on the morrow on the ground that he had on that day to be present at the High Court in London in connec- tion with an action in which he himself was plaintiff. —His Honour The case has been fixed, and I can't adjourn it. Why don't you get the proceedings in London adjourned?—Mr. Parker: I have tried, your honour, but I found it impossible.—His Hon- our There are two ways of trying, you know.— Mr. Parker I have tried through my solicitors.— His Honour I refuse to adjourn the case, and I warn you to be present. It is too pressing a case, in my opinion.—Mr. Parker Well. I can't be here. —His Honour If you are not you will probably have a warrant sent after you.—Mr. Parker I can't be in two places at once.—His Honour: I know you can't; you need not tell me that, and you need not be impertinent.—Mr. Parker I shall not be able to attend to-morrow.—His Hon- our The case will be heard to-morrow, and I again warn you to be here.
A STEAMER WRECKED NEAR BARRY.
A STEAMER WRECKED NEAR BARRY. On Sunday, during the prevalence of a dense fog in the Bristol Channel, the screw steamer Esk Home, of Maryport, which left Newport by the morning's tide laden with coal and machinery, ran upon the Woollis Rocks, off Lavernoek Point. It was At once seen that the damage sustained by the vessel was such that she ?ould not be expected to keep afloat for many minutes, and the captain gave the order to take to the boats. The weather being favourable, little difficulty was experi- enced in launching the boats, and the mem- bers of the crew, 17 in number, succeeded in get- ing cafely away from the foundering vessel. Shortly after they had pulled clear of the steamer she was seen to break her back, one portion ap- pearing to remain fixed on the rocks, while the other went down in deep water. The crew made in the direction of Barry Dock, but had not pro- proceeded far when they fell in with the Glasgow steamer bound up channel, the captain of which took them on board and landed them on Car- diff Pierhead. They were temporarily accommo- dated at the Sailors' Home in Stuart-street. So short was the time that elapsed between the strik- ing of the rock and the sinking of the steamer that there was no opportunity for the crew to save much of their effects. The Esk Holme was an iron-screw steamer of 595 tons nett register, 925 gross. She was built at Sunderland by Messrs. S. L. Thompson and Sons in the year 1877, and was owned by Messrs. Hine Brothers, of Maryport. Her dimensions were, length 206 feet, breadth 30 feet, depth 16 feet. Her engines, which were by Mr. J. Dickinson of Sunderland, were of 99 hor=e power.
ROUND THE TOWN.
ROUND THE TOWN. There has been this week a resurrection of the rumours about a steel works being erected on the Cadoxton Moors. A Barry correspondent says he counted five drunken persons during a walk from Barry to Cadoxton along the Holton-road last Sunday. The sympathy shown towards the Royal Family is universal, but rumour hath it that a certain gentleman living not far from Bridgend, came from London the day before the funeral, and on that day was one of a shooting party over his own estates. If this be true, it can only be eqnalled by the cousinly conduct of the Emperor of Germany. An application was made at the last meeting of the Llandvfodwg School Board for the use of their schoolroom to hold a concert, the proceeds of which was to go towards purchasing a stone for a certain parish church. A correspondent informs us that the average attendance at this place of worship is about five. A Bridgend correspondent writes :—" The latest word lore is accredited to 31r. T. J. Hughes. In exhorting some electors, he said, Never mind, if he (the candidate) is the son of a squire or the son of a parson, or either the son of a squarson." which is a cross between the two, unless he voces properly.—["Squarson" is a favourite word of Aliquis and Theodore Dodd.-ED. S. W.S.] The Barry School Boa.rd meeting revealed an unpleasant truth. There are 377 children of school age at Cadoxton not attending school at all. The newest literary venture at Barry is a magazine for the Holton-road Schools. All the inhabitants of Barry Dock turned out en along the Holton-road on Monday after- noon to witness a race between two men, the com- petion. however, proving a frost owing to the com- petitors falling at the one sole spot on the IIolton- road where the Local Board mud scraper had never paid a visit. The two rivals, we were told, when we expressed surprised at their falling, had never touched a drop. Then they must have been born drunk. Printers turned up in force at the popular pops at Cadoxton last Saturday. They brought themselves, they brought their wives, they brought their children, and it really made one think at first as if it was a Sunday evening religious ser- vice which was taking place. This thought, how- ever, was quickly dispelled when we heard one compositor most tastefully render "Good Com- pany." and another win a prize for singing the AVhistling Coon." A special meeting of the Barry and Cadoxton Burial Board will be held at Cadoxton on Monday next for the purpose of receiving tenders for the drainage of the Merthvrdovan and to let the con- tract. The next meeting of the Barry directors is on Thursday, February 15th. Mr. Blandy Jenkins has a ready wit. At the meeting at Pontyclown. Mr. Arthur Williams, just before the proceedings closed, spoke in terms of highest praise of the valuable and consistent help he had received since his first return to Parliament from the genial squire of LiMiharran. Having said this, the hon. gentleman sat down, but as instantly darted up again. The next moment Mr. Blandy Jenkins was holding before the audience a shape- less ruin, bearing remote resemblance to a hat. And yet this is the way I am treated," said Mr. Jenkins, supplying the complement to the M.P.'s observation, and holding up the crushed head- gear, while the audience shook its sides with laugh- ter. and Mr. Arthur Williams's features displayed a smile that was at once broad, expansive, and mildly apologetic. Mabon. in his speech at Pontyclown, said "on the map of England will be found a place called Scotland." There was a general titter throughout the audience at this remark, but Yabon's blank calmness of visage displayed the fact that he was at sea." The Iter. Graham Payn. Barry, was one of the speakers at a Wesleyan Mission meeting held in Cardiff on Tuesday. Snow fell at Barry on Tuesday night. The flakes were large, and it looked at one time as if the deep ruts on Cadoxton Common would for once in a way be hidden from view. The time of the Cardiff Bankruptcy Court on Tuesday was well up with Barry cases. The majority of the members of the Barry Male Voice Party are railway men. A Cardiff paper says that a Slojd worshop. the first in Wales," has been established at Gelligaer. For the information of our contemporary, we may state that Slojd classes exist at Cardiff and Dinas Powis. and that both have an excellent teacher in j Miss Cram, daughter of Mr. T. Cram, of the latter I place. The members of the Barry Hearts of Oak Society will hold their annual dinner in March next. Everybody appeared to be surprised at the Market-hall on Wednesday to notice that the con- ductor of the Cadoxton Choral Union was such a young man.
VOLUNTEER INTELLIGENCE. 11TH COMPANY 2X1) GLAMORGAN ARTIL- LERY VOLUNTEERS. COMPANY ORDERS.—Cadoxton, 5th February 1892. Parades for the ensuing week as under:—Mon- day, Sth, 64-pounder R.M.L. Gun Drill; Tuesday, 9th, 40-pounder It.B.L. Gun Drill: Wednesday, 11th, 64-pounder R.M.L. Gun Drill Thursday, 11th, inspec- tion of clothing by the Adjutant of the Corps (undress uniform to be worn, and every member is requested to attend at 7 p.m. sharp); Friday, 12th, 40-pounder R.B.L. Gun Drill. Hours of parade, 7.30 to 8.30 p.m. The annual supper will take place at the Picnic-hall, Cadoxton, about the 22nd of this inonph. By Order, (Signed) J. JUST. HANDCOCK, Capt., Commanding 11th Company. -<»- SEVERN VOLUNTEER DIVISION ROYAL ENGINEERS SUBMARINE MINERS. BARRY DETACHMENT. Drills for week ending 13th February, 1892 :— Monday, Sth February. Wednesday, 10th February, and Friday, 12th February, at the Barry Market-hall, at 7.45 p.m. On duty for the week—Sapper Freeman. By Order, J. ARTHUR HUGHES, Lieut. S.V.D.R.E., Commanding Barry Detachment.
MARRIAGES. MORRIS—EVANS,—On January 31st, at Penuel, C.M., Porth, by the Rev. J. W. Matthews, Thomas Morris (formerly of Cadoxton), Ystrad, to Anne Evans, of Bavswater, London. WILLIAMS—HOWE.—On February 3rd, at Pembroke Terrace C.M. Chapel, Cardiff, by the Rev. J. W. I Matthews, John Williams, draper, of Cowbridge, to Morfydd, second daughter of Mr. Christopher Howe, Kenilworth-road, Cadoxton.
SHORT NOTICE OF SALE. 10, Barry Dock-road, Barry. MR. A. A. WESTON is instructed to SELL bv AUCTION, on FRIDAY and SATURDAY, February 5th and 6th, 1892, at 2.30 and 6.30 p.m. each day, a large New STOCK OF DRAPERY, this Season's Goods, consisting of Ladies Clothing and Material of the best quality; Millinery and Chil- dren's Clothing; HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE. No Reserve. For further particulars apply to the Auctioneer, Main-street, Cadoxton. [825 WOODHAM AND SON, HIGH-STREET, BARRY. GREENGROCERS AND POTATO MERCHANTS. All Kinds of Fish Daily when in Season. GENERAL HAULIERS. A Brake for Picnic Parties for the Summer Season. Dog-cart on Hire. [623 FURNITURE REMOVED AND WAREHOUSED OOPER CERTIFIED UNDERTAKERS AND COM I F. J. Hooper & SON, I PLETE FUNERAL FURNISHERS. I The Best and Cheapest in the District for all j Classes of Funeral Cars, Hearses, Shellibiers. I Mourning Coaches, at Mayiie, Hooper it Co. j High-street, Barry; and at 30, Windsor-road, a Penarth. 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CANTATA I'KI.'l-'olJMANi'K AT CADOXTON, BARRY. Probably the largest audience which ever as- sembled in the Market-hall, Cadoxton. was the one which was present on Wednesday night to listen to a performance of the well-known cantata Esther, the Beautiful Queen," by the Cadoxton Choral Union. This choir was only established in November last, and Wednesday evening's proceed- ings being practically the maiden appearance of the choir before the public, additional interest was manifested in the performance. The pro- ceedings being in aid of the Barry District Nurs- ing Association, it was only natural that the perfor- mance rshould be under distinguished patronage, and that it was attended by the leading inhabit- ants of the district. Councillor J. C. Meggitt. chairman of the Barry and Cadoxton Local Board, occupied the chair. The choir numbered about sixty, and were under the able leadership of Mr. William C. Howe, who shows much promise, and will in time be worthy of conducting a much larger choir. The arrangements were excellent. and reflected great credit upon the gentlemen members of the choir who carried them out. The artistes, further mention of whom is made below. were—"Esther." Miss Annie Williams, Cadox- ton Maid of Honour," Miss C. Loughor, Garnllwyd. Llancarfan; Zeresh." Miss B. David, Cardiff: Mordecai," Mr. Afanlais Lewis, "King Ahasuerus," Mr. W. Gwyddonfryn Price "Hainan," Mr. Sandford Jones. Other solo parts were taken by Miss Edith Jenkins, Master Miles, Mr. G. II. Spinks, Mr. J. Petty, and Mr. Lewis. The accompaniment apparently was not sufficiently strong, and a few orchestral instru- ments would have been of splendid assistance to the efforts of the choir. Probably at future per- formances the help of a few members of the local orchestral society might be forthcoming. We understood that the composer of the cantata is in the habit of lending the orchestral scores /jratix. The accompanists, however, performed their allotted parts with credit, though the tone of piano and American organ did not appear to com- pletely harmonise. Miss A. J. Lewis. Barry, pre- sided at the piano, and Miss Rachel Howe (sister of the conductor) at the organ. Esther." is a religious cantata composed by W. B. Bradbury, the American composer, and is illustrative of the well-known and thrilling Bible story. It contains most pleasing music, and many of the numbers are really grand and majestic. of the numbers are really grand and majestic. The choir showed off to advantage right through. The soprano voices were fresh, but a slight harsh- ness was now and again perceptible. The altos and tenors require increasing so as to evenly balance the choir, but they sang well, while the bass por- tion of the choir balanced to a nicety. Taking the performance right through, the singing of the choir was most praiseworthy. The attack was especially good, and the fugue passages of the more difficult choruses showed that the choir had been carefully trained. The choruses, Our soul is escaped," and the finale, "Praise ye the Lord." were admirably dealt with, and the subdued singing to the eolos in "Israel, 0 Israel" and To thee, 0 Lord." was beautiful. The singing allotted to the part of "Mordecai", Mr J. Afanlais Lewis, was well rendered, this gentleman making a remarkably favourable impression. He has a sweet and powerful tenor voice, and sang with delicacy and admirable judgment, as for example in the solos, Yv oe is me," and To Thee, o Lord." Miss Annie Williams. Cadoxton, had a very important part in the cantata to perform, and to the credit of a local artiste it must be said that her excellent soprano singing reflected much credit upcyi herself and the district. The two duets with Mr. Gwyddonfryn Price, however. suffered, because of the latter's singing. He took the most glaring liberties with the score, but the less said about it the better. Miss Cassie Lougher has an admirable voice, and the few renderings allotted to her were given with taste. Mr. Sandford Jones had not much to do, but his rich voice was heard to much effect, especially in the recitative, Let the Royal Apparel." and the solo, Behold this, Mordecai, in scorn." Miss B. David had a couple of important solos to sing, and sang them well. but with a lack of expression Miss Edith Jenkins has a melodious voice, and the tuneful air, Lo, o'er the Wicked," was pleasingly sung. Mr. Spinks has a rich tenor voice, and his solos were creditably rendered, and Mr. Lewis, Cadox- ton. surprised everybody by his excellent rendering of the bass solo allotted to him. Master Miles had a solo to sing, and did it very well until he reached the last note. Messrs. Spinks, —Lewis, R. Morris, and J. Lewis gave a tuneful rendering of the quar- tette, The King has given Commandment." Mr. J. Petty assisted in the quartette, "Do I Wake, or am I Dreaming." During the interval between the first and second parts the chairman, Mr. J. C. Meggitt, delivered an appropriate address, in which he warmly congratulated the society and thanked them for resolving to allow the proceeds of that concert to go to the local Nursing Association.—In the absence of General Lee. Dr. Treharne gave a rexuvte of the work of the Nursing Association during the past year, and stated that it was in- tended during the coming year to extend its in- fluence by appointing additional nurses. (Ap- plause.) —At the conclusion of the proceedings a vote of thanks was accorded the chairman, on the motion of Mr. John Robinson, seconded by Dr. W. Lloyd-Edwards. A special word of praise should be given to Mr. Davies, the indefatigable secretary, to whose energy and perseverance a large measure of the success of the concert is due.
At the conclusion of the Barry and Cadoxton Local Board meeting on Tuesday, the board resolved itself into a General Purposes Committee. Letters were read from Messrs. Downing and Hancock, acknow- ledging receipt of the letters of the clerk of the Local Board in reference to the Barry Railway Company's Bill and the Barry and Cadoxton Gas and Water Company's Bill. The board were informed that the 22nd of February was the last day on which a petition could be lodged against either of the Bills, and it was determined to instruct the clerk to have the petitions prepared ready for lodging if the various points raised could not be settled before that date. It was stated that a directors' meeting would not be held until after the date named, and that consequently it would be necessary for the board in order to protect the interests of the district to lodge a petition against the two Bills. A strong desire was, however, expressed by several members present that the Barry Railway Company would be able to meet the board in reference to the several points raised, as the board would be very unwilling to oppose the Bill if it could be possibly avoided.