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ROUND THE TOWNS. Every child at the Board Schools in Barry costs the ratepayers 18s. 2 ,'d. There are over 50 seamen's homes in Barry and one common lodging-house. Mr. William Saunders says he would not trust Sir Morgan Morgan with a wheelbarrow. Mr. Jones Lloyd did not sing a song or play his banjo at the Buffalo dinner, much to the regret of those present. Our reporter is thinking of presenting elemen- tary grammar books to several public speakers in the Barry district. The number of members to be elected for the Barry School Board at the next election will be nine instead of seven. ♦ It is hoped, in the interest of those who attend the next Buffalo dinner, that more waiters will be engaged, or that the crush will be less. ♦ At a meeting held lately at Cadoxton one of the speakers said that the Tories were taken to the poll like lambs to the slaughter-house The result of a consultation of physicians states there is no existing medical reason why Mr. Gladstone should not live two hundred years. Mr. Smith-Jones is the first member of the Barry Chamber of Trade called to order for speak- ing more than once without permission of the chairman. Mr. John Gunn, the Conservative Candidate for Cardiff, telegraphed to the Barry Dock Buffalo Club dinner his regrets at not being present, and wishing every success to the club. There are 2,745 names on the registers of the Board Schools of Barry. The present accommoda- tion is for 2,376 children, and the average atten- dance in the month of June was 1,970. ¡ 1 Dean Owen, of St. Asaph, to whom Theodore Dodd wrote an open letter a few weeks since is mentioned as the probable successor of Archdeacon Edmondes as Principal of St. David's College. Poor Mr. Barstow's Gas and Water Company's claims at the Penarth Police-court were adjourned, and that worthy townsman went away with the impression that the magistrates saw him coming. Some of the Buffaloes have not quite forgotten their animal instincts, as was evidenced by the roars that resounded round the room on Monday night whilst the animals were waiting between the courses. The Barry Local Board have postponed applying to the Lord Chancellor for the establishment of a county court at Barry, bec.mse Lord Halsbury's teuure of office will probably terminate with the present election. » The donkey of the baked potato man. opposite the Victoria, Barry Dock, lives upon the paper used for wrapping up the penn'orths of baked-potatoes, which he masticates as comfortably as his owner's customers do the fried spuds. One of the speakers at the Liberal meeting at Dinas Powis on Friday mght said that every con- sistent Tory ought to pay 5d. for his South Walt* Star, because Tories consistently opposed the repeal of the stamp and paper duties. ♦ Mr. Barstow has made up his mind to be hen- pecked no longer. He surprised the Barry Local Board the other day by turning round to the usual aggressor, and asking in a most Christianlike way," Allow me, Sir, if you please." # # When the Tory candidate was enrolled a member of the genial order of Buffaloes, a Cadoxton mem- ber slapped him on the shoulder, And was over- heard to say, This is a good day's work for you it is worth 200 votes." Local ministers, please note. Mr. R. W. Perks is pretty sure of being returned to Parliament for a division of Lincolnshire. He was once a director of the Barry Dock Company, ind is a large shareholder in the South 1 Yale* Star Company. A local paper says Mr. Perks is the future Chancellor of the Exchequer. » What we want," said a Free Lance," at a Cadox- ;on meeting the other night, is not direct veto, out a bridle on the brewers. The brewers ought 11M to be allowed to use anything tut malt and isops in brewing beer, and then a man could drink b-eerall day without getting drunk." Ar bill-poster putting up on Holton-road Sir Morgan's ''directions to the elector how to vote," was asked by a bystander what it was about. 4 Oh says the bill-sticker, giving the poster a rindictive daub," That's the way he want's 'em to rote, if he gets anybody mug enough." The Rev. Mr. Worthington, who has just been appointed to the Wesleyan Circuit of this district, iddressed a meeting at the Holton-road Wesleyan Chapel on Monday evening. His remarks were listened to with much interest, and there is no lonbt he will be able to accomplish good work in She circuit. « By the resignation of Mr. Blackmore the Barry School Board has lost one of the most efficient members, as will be seen from the report of Mr. Blackmore' speech on tbe question of Roman 3atholio Schools published in another column. Everyone will be glad to hear that Mr. Blackmore ttas been re-elected. In a bye-street at Barry Dock two men com- menced fighting, and a friend ran on and en- leavoured to make peace, asking the cause of the luarrel. "Nothing," says one, only a difference )f opinion." Dear me," says the peacemaker, •what is the argument. "Oh! he says he's a better man than me ♦ # Persons sending fruit by rail should see that it s well secured. A few evenings since a rather youthful railway man was seen at a local station :o take a handful of fruit from one of a number of baskets, and hand it to a female acquaintance in a jrain, observing, as he did so. that it was not up >0 much." That young porter did not think of whom was looking at him. 4r The latest novelty in the way of church, con- tributions was the other day given at the Barry Dock Church Mission. It was a pawn-ticket. A few Sundays ago a local professional man who :lidn't:happen to have any money about him wrote )n a slip of paper I.O.U. 2s. and put it in- the bag. ro the credit of human nature be it said: that he has loyally paid his debt of honour. What is the relatijwis of pigs to paupers 1 That is a question that was raised at the ifcst meeting of the Barry sne; Cadoxton Local Board. Mr. William Thomas said that a man, nam$d Kelly, who was exempted fr-QIl paying rates qa the ground that he was a louper, could not be a pauper be- cause he kept pig8. There would be but few paupers in the rural pasts of Wales and oi Ireland if MIl William Thoiaas, of Barry, was r*ht. A sad case came out at the- Jast meeting of ehe Barry Looal Board. The pcand-keeper, it sterns, lives aboat a quarter of a mile away front, the pound-we beg Mr. Barstoiw's pardon, it is 425 yards $ feet 3 inches. Tfcae other day a lll@. took some cattle to the pound., and could not iiuditbe key. He left the cattle, for a few mint&es to go and find the pound-keeper. He pr<?aently re- tuin&ed with the pc^nd-keeper and round the t cattle gone. | Those young levies who stroll .lpng. Penartfc cliffs on Sunday afternoon, who from, the geniality of the happy heart; allow thei~ pretty mouths to express the good humour within, had better reserve their mirth for the more unfrequented paths, as they would hardly be pleased with the remark made of two very nice girls who passed, on last Sunday, one of the group of aristocratic hod- carrfera that lie about on the grass. 44 Oh, Lord. did you see her smile, like a vailway tunnel ? I < A laughable atory was told by the Rev, S. R. Jones, the vicar of Glyntaff. at the last meeting of the Burial Board. •• A member of the Local Board."he said, "'met a member of the Burial Boara, and remarked,'You have had your exten- tion. it seems r Yes,' replied the Burial Board man. Well, how do you account for the fact that you had your extension so soon whilst we are still waiting V • Oh,' was the quick retort, I cannot say unless we have a superior clerk.' v We need not add that all the Burial Board members laughed heartily at the joke. At the meeting of the Barry and Cadoxton Local Board great curiosity was evinced as to the colours of the ties worn by the members. The officials- wore white ties as emblems of purity and freedom from partizanship. Mr. John Robinson wore a black tie—an emblem that he was a free lance Dr. Treharne wore a blue tie: and red ties were worn by Mr. Barstow and one of the reporters. It is confidently asserted that Inspector Lsyshon doesn't wear a tie, and there are grave doubts as to whether the late Sage of Palmerstown is in the habit of wearing one. However, it is a case of non-provea." The term; gentleman seems to have sunk to the very deepest spot in the mire of snobbery. At the Penarth Police-court on Monday, one of four prisoners whilst asking a witness a question pointed to a fellow prisoner, who had distinguished1 him- self by drunkenness and assaulting the police, and said. Did you not see the policeman first strike this gentleman A. little later another witness, pointing to the prisoner, referred to him as that gentleman." On Sunday afternoon last two respeetable girls were walking on the beach at Barry Island. Several young fellows approached and used very j obnoxious language. The girls took no notice, and were walking on, when one of the fellows, dressed as a midshipman, struck one of the girls across the face with, his- hand. No police were on the sands at the time. It is cer- tainly time that something should be done to check the rowdyism that so frequently occurs on the Island, and we would suggest to the Barry Chamber of Trade the first-rate opportunity which here presents itself for them to take the matter in hand. t. The development and protection of Barry Island" would sound well in their programme. # • No wonder General Lee at the Barry School Board meeting commiserated the-tale of the poor parents who have to send their children regularly to school. The School Board man," as one poor fellow remarked, is terribly down on us," and the excuses made are many and ingenious. After a bit, however, they get monotonous. This is the order-first a child is in delicate health then its shoe pinches then it has toothache, or earache, or -headache. When none of these will go- down without a medical certificate as a dernier resort they fall foul of the poor teachers. One of the parents last Monday had turned to go out, com- pletely non-plussed, when a brightid-ea occurred to him,and, turning back. he said By-the-bye. this is all them teachers'faults. I tell you, the first day I catch that 'ere teacher I'll make it as hot for him as he does for my boy A The uninitiated would have been surprised at the indignation of the Sage of Palmerstown at the last meeting of the Barry Local Board. The secret of it all was this. Mr. Benjamin Lewis has been advocating the appointment of a com- mittee to inspect public works. The wicked Public Works Committee, taking him at his word, appointed Mr. Lewis and Mr. William Thomas (Barry) to inspect the works. The committee, however, could not appoint, but only recommend, to the Board the appointment of these gentlemen to inspect. However, on the agenda of the last meet- ing there was printed. to consider the report of Mr. B. Lewis and Mr. William Thomas as inspectors of public works. It was a treat to hear the Sage thunder out words of majestic eloquence in stately rhythm,denouncing the unconstitutional procedure of the Public Works Committee,who had usurped the functions of the Board, showing from the state of his subterranean cellar the need of inspection of public works, and disclaiming with all the powers of sarcasm, wit, and invective against those who sneered at him and his proposal. It was a lesson in oratory which will not be forgotten by those, who heard him, and when he sat down a silence like that of the grave fell on the assembly and it was only when Mr. W. Thomas (Barry) made a few common-place remarks that the Board breathed again.




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