LIBERAL MEETING AT I BARRY DOCK. 'I CELEBRATION OF MR. A. J. WILLIAMS' RETURN. On Monday evening a well-attended Liberal meeting was held at the Thompson-street Public I Hall Barrv Dock. The occasion of the meeting was to celebrate Mr. A. J. Williams' return as the Radical member for South Glamorgan; to take steps for the better organisation of the Liberal party and, lastly, to use every effort to get Liberal working men to see that their names were entered upon the register. Mr. Alderman Meggitt was voted to the chair, and amongst those also present were Dr. O'Donnell, Dr. Lloyd Edwards, Mr. W. LI. Williams, Mr. J. J. Moon, Mr. Harry Inch, Mr. J. Menaton, Mr. Lover- ing, Mr. Probert, Mr. H. Davies, Mr. Wm. Michael, &c. In his opening address the Chairman congratulated the electors of South Glamorgan on the splendid victory they had achieved. Speaking of the attitude of the Tory par by towards reforms of every kind, the Chairman said that up to the time of the Coercionist Ministry now in office, it was a singular thing that ever since the passing of the Reform Bill in 1832, on every occasion a Tory Government appealed to the country they have been sent about their business, and the appeal ended disastrously for them-not a single instance during the last 60 years had occurrcd where their appeal had met with success, and this general election was another instance. They could con- gratulate themselves upon the return of their member with a large Liberal majority, although that majority was not so large as they had expected to have. He would point out that another general election would take place in a comparatively short period, and, therefore, it behoved them to be on the alert, in order not to be caught napping, because they wished to return Mr. Williams, not by a majority cf nearly one thousand votes, but by a majority of over two thousand. Mr. Williams would not be allowed to have a walk over at tLe next election. It was his opinion that before the passing of the Home Rule Bill was settled they would hwe another heavy fight. Their Unionist friends would fight tooth and nail, although the majority given to Mr. Gladstone was a fair working one, and should Mr. Gladstone be d-ifeatel by the House of Lords, he hoped Mr. Gladstone and his Cabinet would at once set about reforming their registration, bring in a WJl also for one man one vote, and a shorter period for residential claims and then appeal to the country. (Applause.) If the House of Lords tried to set aside the will of the House of Commons there were other steps to be taken they would have another fight before very Ions- and he hoped, for their credit and honour, they would not be behind when the fight came. He trusted they would do their part even better than they did ten days ago. Their object of meeting that night was to offer congratulations to Mr. Williams and the Liberal party, and to con- sider the better organisation of their cause. Their work was scattered over large places somewhat distant one from the other, and they were all new- comers. There was great disappointment ex- perienced ty many when they found their names were not on the register. They all knew the register at present was defective and must be amended, and he hoped they would set about the business in such a satisfactory way that at the next election they would have a better organisation and that they would see that all Liberals qualified were placed on the register. In conclusion, he expressed a hope that they would lose no time in seeing to the registration of their party. (Ap- plMrGF. W. Taylor read the following letter from Mr. A. J. Williams, M.P., regretting his inability to be present 14, Gloucester-row, Weymowth, July 14th, 1892. Dear Mr. Taylor,—I am glad you are Destining yourselves. Tell the friends how sorry I am I shall not be present on Monday. I shall be back by the end of the month like a giant refreshed and hope you will .arrange for a demonstration in the first week m August. Any day except Monday, Tuesday, and Saturday will suit me. We -hall probably stay here until we return. Mrs. Williams and myself are already much better for the change and rest.—Yours very truly, ABTHUK J. WILLIAMS. ^Mr^Harry Inch arose with a considerable amount of pleasure to propose the first resolution. In the first place, he should like to make a few remarks respecting their registration. They had done their work in the district through the hunting up of those persons whose names were not on the register. There were several omitted, and, of course, greatly to their regret, were not able to vote. What made matters worse was that the majority of those who were not able to vote were voters who, if possible, would have recorded their votes for Mr. Williams. There was no mistake that the great political tendency of Barry and district was towards Radicalism, and when the registration was next gone through, they would find their num- bers very considerably augmented. (Applause.) They should all as Radicals take a lively interest in this registration question, and he thought that they could all do a great deal of good by indivi- dually keeping a sharp look out, and by giving every encouragement to those entitled to vote to get them to take sufficient interest to have their names placed on the register, because it would be beneficial to the Liberal party. (Applause.) He also wished to say a few words with regard to the Trades Council and its political influence. It had been said that Trades Councils should not have any political bias, but to his mind this was very wrong, as regarded the requirements of the voters and working men. (Hear, hear.) On one side they had the party of progress and reform en- deavouring to assert the rights they in the Tradej Council were struggling f6r, and he thought it was right they should go with the party. On the other hand by lending their assistance to the Tories they were only running with the enemy. (Ap- plause.) Mr. Inch then mentioned the case of the secretary of the Newcastle Trades' Council, Mr. Harris, who had been invited in his private capacity to speak on behalf of the Liberal candidate for Hull. He did so, and was oalled to account by the Newcastle Trades' Council, the result of it being that he was so disgusted that he refused to attend any more meetings of the Trades' Council. (Hear, hear.) This caused a great many others to join in Mr. Harris's action, and, curiously enough, when the question was brought before the Council the chairman said he had been guilty of the same thing He also said he was prepared to resign his seat. too. (Applause). It stood to common sense that if they were not strong enough to get a labour candidate into Parliament, the most sensible thing they could do was to use the party pledged to the progress they required—(applause)—and go with the tide, and when they were strong enough to run an independent candidate then do it. It was a great mistake to run a candidate without a cer- tainty of success, as it would only result in handing seats over to the lenemy, as had been done in several constituencies lately. He was proud of the splendid achievements of the Welsh constituencies. (Applause). He thought it was a lesson to their English friends to follow suit. (Cheers). In moving the resolution it gave him pleasure, because Mr. Williams was a true Radical and had sufficient sympathy to promulgate and carry on for them those reforms they were stand- ing in need of. Mr. Inch then read his resolution, which was as follows That this meeting of Liberals of the Barry and Cadoxton polling districts of the Southern Division of Glamorganshire desires to offer their heartiest con- gratulations to Arthur J. Williams, Esq., M.P., on hi9 being a^ain returned as its representative with such a handsome majority, and begs to assure him of their further support in maintaining those progressive and Radical measures which he so consistently fostered in his constituency and upheld in Parliament. (Applause.) Mr. J. Moon seconded the resolution, and said he was pleased to hear Mr. Inch's remarks. As a Trades Unionist, he considered the Trades Union was not in a position to carry a Labour candidate, and the best thing they could do was to support Mr. Williams. (Applause.) It therefore, became their duty to do all in their power to improve the registration, so as to give them a larger number of votes than they had last week (Applause.) He trusted the time was not far distant when the registration laws would be very different to what they were at present. (Hear, h<The resolution was put to the meeting and carried without a single dissentient. Mr. W. LI. Williams then proposed:- That this meeting of the Barry and Cadoxton Dis- trict Liberal Association desires to express its great satisfaction at the splendid achievements of the Liberal party during the present General Election, more especially in South Wales, which has resulted m such manifestations of unbounded confidence in our great leader the Right Hon. Wm. Ewart Gladstone, and earnestly hopes that his life will be spared and his pbyaical Itrength maintained to enable him to carry out those great measures of justice to Ireland and social reforms in the United Kingdom, so clearly de- fined in Midlothian; and that a copy of this be for- warded to Mr. Gladstone. (Applause.) No words were needed from him in introducing this resolution to their nodce- especially in Wales. (Applause.) The Welsh people were once very fond of triads —(laughter) and bad returned only three Tory membersior Hslee. (ApplMM.) The wbolt of the Tory membeis for Wales, it use to be said, could drive to St. Stephen's in a hansom, they could soon go on a bicycle. (Laughter.) That day the only Liberal Unionist member had been defeated. That Unionist candidate, Colonel Cornwallis West, had exceptional claims—he was father-in-law of a Prince, and therefore dear to the hearts of Mr. Chamberlain and all his crew. (Laughter.) Colonel Cornwallis West had been defeated by Mr. Herbert Roberts, a young Welsh man, by a grand majority of over two thousand votes. (Applause.) They had sent one Liberal Unionist in the Carmarthen borough about his business. Mr. Chamberlain came down to instruct and convert the Welsh electors to his peculiar creed, and he told the Welsh people that if they wanted those great reforms they had been crying out for tne last 30 or 40 years they should look to the Tory party. He was glad to say that Wales had returned to office men who would do their utmost for them. (Applause.) They knew that the Tory party had been counting upon the life of Mr. Gladstone, on his lack of physical strength to encounter the severe strain of the great work that lay before him. Mr. Gladstone knew the thing before, and had been counting on the insecurity of his life, but from far higher motives. He had been counting his dwindling days to see how much he could accomplish for the welfare and benefit of the working classes of this country; and he (the speaker) sincerely believed that the Providence which had provided the work would also sustain the physical strength to enable Mr. Gladstone to perform it. (Applause.) He had had, unfortu- nately for himself, to read the speeches of Mr. Chamberlain, who said, that not only did Home Rule block the way, but that if the people, in answer to Mr. Gladstone, passed Home Rule. Labour questions, would have to be shelved. He should like to remind them of what Mr. Keir Hardie, the future leader of the Labour party, said on the subject We are all," said Mr. Keir Hardie, convinced Home Rulers, and we must satisfy the aspirations of the Irish people before we can expect any reforms in our own country. Leaving out of ac- count what we owe the Irish members for what they had done for the working men in the House of Commons, we can not possibly hope to pass any Labour legislation without the help ot the Irish electors in this kingdom. The Irish elec- tors are pledged to Home Rule first, and then they were politicians. They must give them Home Rule and then they will work with the working men in order to get social reforms. (Applause.) He believed that the historian of the future would look back on this election of 1892 as the last election fought on the old political lines, and the only two great political reforms they wanted now was Home Rule and Disestablishnment, and on these two issues the last election had been fought. (Ap- plause.) The next election would be fought on the question of the continuance of the House of Lords. If the House of Lords rejected Mr. Gladstone's Home Rule Bill when it is brought before them, then Mr. Gladstone will send up another. If it were rejected, the whole country would rise against this great injustice. It seemed absurd that this ridiculous Chamber, with only about twenty or thirty members who took any interest in its work, should defeat this great measure. (Hear, hear.) Mr. Williams concluded by impressing on the working men the necessity for seeing that their names were entered on the register, and to use the votes in the right way. (Applause.) Mr. H. Davies seconded in a characteristic speech, and the meeting carried the resolution unanimously. The rest of the proceedings of the meeting par- took of a private nature, discussions being invited by the Chairman upon the question of registration and organisation. The proceedings throughout were of a most spirited and harmonious nature.
BARRY (U D.) SCIIOOL BOARD. A meeting of the Barry (U.D.) School Board was held on Monday afternoon at the Board-room, Holton. Mr. J. Lowden in the chair. There were present besides General Lee (vice-chairman), Dr. O'Donnell, Captain Davies, Rev. J. Price, and Mr. W. H. Lewis (clerk). MISCELLANEOUS. A letter was read from Miss Williams, a lady who had previously written to decline the post of ex-pupil teacher which the Board had offered her, to say that she had re-considered her refusal, and asked to be taken on.—The sub-committee, how- ever, which was appointed at the last meeting to report to the Board on the vacancy caused by Miss Williams' resignation, recommended that Miss Marietta Evans be appointed.—The sub-committee's report was adopted.-A letter was read from the Education Department, pointing out that under Rule 48 a Miss Anne Williams, a teacher in the employ of the Board, could only attend the Queen's Scholarship Examination next year as a non-pupil teacher.—The Clerk reported that he had written to the Department to say that Miss Evans had been engaged under rule 68.-The Board approved of the clerk's action in the matter.-Bills from Messrs. Townsend, D. Griffiths, and Rees Jones were passed.-Letters were read from Miss Hester Davies asking that cookery lessons be given on Tuesdays and Fridays till the necessary 40 hours were completed, and to ask the Board to write to Mr. J. Rees (Barry) and Miss Phelps (Cadoxton) to ensure better attendance at the classes. — A letter was also read from Miss Fleming (Holton) asking that the cookery classes should be held on Saturdays, as the examination was so near.-The clerk was instructed to write concerning the matter to Mr. Whitmell, H.M. Inspector.—Two parents were brought before the Board for non-attendance of their children.—The seal of the Board was affixed to a contract with Mr. George Rutter with regard to Barry Dock School.—Dr. O'Donnell was appointed to inspect the Cadoxton School, and to have it re-coloured if necessary during the holidays. HEW MEMBERS. The Clerk reported that Mr. Blackmore was ineligible for re-election as member of the Board until the triennial election, and that Mr. Oliver Jenkins had ceased to be a member owing to non- attendance for a period of six months.-A letter was read from the Trades Council asking the Board to appoint to the vacancy created by Mr. Jenkins a nominee of the Council.-Dr. O'Donnell proposed, and General Lee seconded, that a special meeting of the Board be held on Thursday, August 15th. to elect two new members. The Chairman opposed on the ground that he objected on principle to the practice of election by co-operation. Dr. O'Donnell: But we have no other means of having a full Board, as the ratepayers can't elect. General Lee It seems to me that we shall be stul- tifying our own action, if we ask the Department one week to increase the number of members to nine, and the next week determine to carry on the work of the Board for three months with five members. Captain Davies was of opinion that no change was necessary for so short a time. The election would take place in Octolier, and the new mem- bers would be hardly three months on the Board. Besides, it might give some men an undue ad- vantage when they would have to appeal to the ratepayers. The Rev. J. Price thought that if they were to get more members, they should increase their own Board to its full extent. The Chairman put the question to the vote, with the result that the resolution was carried by a majority of one.
RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTION IN THE BARRY BOARD SCHOOLS. The prizes and certificates earned at the recent examination in religious knowledge of the children attending the Barry Board Schools were distributed on Friday last, at 12 o'clock. It should be men- tioned that the Holton Schools, not having a full year's religious teaching, were not examined. The prizes and certificates earned by the East Barry Schools were awarded in the presence of General Lee and the Rev. J. Price, both of whom delivered suitable addresses. The examiners repor- ted that the result of the examination was very satis- factory and creditable to the teachers, and that the memory work was generally good. The following were the prize winners l-1st prize, Gwen Howells extra 1st prize (nearly a tie), Ellen M. Rees 2nd prize, Edgar B. Rees extra 2nd prize (nearly a tie), John Garretfr 3rd prize, Jane Howells 4th prize, Moses Williams 5th prize, Harry Gilbert; 6th prize, Winnie Inglis. Forty illuminated and artistically designed certificates were destributed in the senior school, and twenty certificates in the Barry Infants' School. Mr. Lowdon (chairman of the Board) and Capt. Davies had arranged to be present at the distribu- tion at the Cadoxton Boys' and Girls' School, but At the last moment both were hindered, and the prizes and certificates were in their absence dis- tributed by the head teachers. The report of the examiners showed that the result of the examina- tion was very satisfactory, and the memory work good. The following were the prize-takers :— Boys' School: 1st, Wm. Meikle; 2nd, John J. Lewis 3rd, James Clissold; 4th, Daniel Lewis 5th, G. Davies 6th, H. Morgan. Girls' School.— 1st, Gertrude Osborn 2nd, Ethel Moon 3rd. Mabel Phillips; 4th, Winnie Moon; 5th, Annie Found 6th, Rennie Howell extra prize, Edith Candlish. Forty certificates were distributed in the Boys' School, 40 in the Girls' School, and 20 in the Infants' School.—We congratulate the Board, the teachers, and the parents on th-i excellent results gained.
THE BARRY DOCK CATHOLIC SCHOOL. OPINIONS OF THE PRESS. The School Board Chronicle, the recognised organ of the School Board system, comments in its last issue upon the recent discussion of the Barry School Board in reference to the Roman Catholic School, and the editorial remarks of the South Wales Star thereon :—" The burning question of the right of the School Board to prevent a Volun- tary School being placed on the Department's list of grant-aided schools is raised in a clear and forcible manner by the Cadoxton School Board, Glamorganshire. The Barry Dock Roman Catholic School has been built and wants a grant, and their Lordships have asked the Board to state any objections they may have to the recognition of the school by the Department. We have not the text of the Department's letter;'but the description of the letter in the local newspaper rather conveys the impression that their Lordships have somewhat changed the form in which they put the usual question to the Boards under Section 93. The Board are very strongly opposed to the recognition. It is their desire to provide all the necessary accommodation in the shape of Board Schools. We need not say we are strongly of the opinion that the Board's position is the right position legally. But we would warn them that they have weakened their case by arguing, as the chairman argued at the meeting, that there is a sufficiency of accommoda- tion if the accommodation exceeds the average attendance. That is a complete fallacy. There is a deficiency of accommodation if there is not a school place for every child of school age in the district for whom accommodation is not otherwise provided. The same fallacy appears in the leading article of the South Tl ales Star on the question. It would be a misfortune if the Board were to forfeit its rights in the matter of the provision of Board School accommodation by stumbling over this question of the average attendance. The Catholic JS'cic* thus comments on the matter:— The hardships of the present Educational system were well illustrated last week at Barry (South Wales), when the Barry School Board decided to reply to the Education Department that the proposed Catholic school at Barry Dock, for re- cognition of which Mgr. Williams had applied, was not necessary." It is a fact that there is a deficiency of accommodation at present for 370 children, so far as the present re- gister is concerned, that the erection of the Catholic school was contemplated before there was a Board School there, and that there would be a saving both to the imperial and local funds. Two voted for the Catholic school and three against. The South TVales Star, comment- ing on the case, puts forward the stereotyped arguments, (1) if people want religious instruction, let them pay for it themselves, (2) that public funds should be administered by the public, and (3) that religious equality would suffer. It omits to explain (1) why the people who do provide their own religious instruction at their own expense, are all the game, concurrently taxed to support irreligious institutions of the Board Schools in which they can have no share, (2) or to show how the administration of Parliament and the Education Department is not a sufficient public administration of public funds, and (3) how the refusal of justice to one religious body improves the religious liberty of other bodies. The Iriih Catholic and.Nation is not so calm and I judicial, nor does it seem to be quite so well- informed. After an introduction, full of interest- ing speculations as to the llomans, Picts, Huns, the Mammoth, the Mastodon, the Irish Elk, and Bumble, it goes on to pity the Catholics of Cardiff (sic.) Bumbledom" it says, Is actually rampant in their midst; it stalks about un- abashed and undismayed, putting its clumsy feet into everything it can possibly insert them in, until it has made as complete a mess of local affairs as the Mammoth or Mastodon would make of the ordinary citizen's modest front garden. In face of such a state of things as this even Bumbledom becomes tiresome and palls in its attractions, and if there are any who doubt the accuracy of this statement we would ask them to study the proceedings which recently took place at a meeting of the Barry (Cardiff) School Board, when the fact that the Catholics of the locality in question had had the temerity and audacity to petition for a Government grant in aid of the local school came before that august and solemn body of consolidated Bumbleism. It appears that on the occasion to which we refer the Clerk read a letter from the Education Department in which the Board were asked to state any objection they might have to a Government grant being given to the Barry Dock Catholic School under Section 98 of the Education Act of 1870, while a letter was also read from the Right Rev. Mgr. Williams, the venerated pastor of the district, explaining how it was that a Catholic School had been erected at the place in question. The Monsignor showed in the most conclusive manner possible that the Catholic school, which it was plain Bumbledom regarded as peculiarly ob- noxious and hostile, had not been erected in any spirit of mere opposition to the Board Schools. He declared that its erection had been determined on long before Bumbledom had set up its School Board in Barry, and pointed out that, in other localities, bodies similar to that to which he was appealing had risen above prejndice and approved the making of Government grants in aid of Catholic Schools. For instance the Monsignor stated that at Tredegar a Catholic and a Board School were erected almost simultaneously, divided only by a wall, and that Roman Catholic Schools were in receipt of a (government grant already in the School Board dis- tricts of Treforest, Danygraig (Swansea), Tony- pandy, and Cardiff (East Moors) while he showed most clearly that the existing school accommoda- tion in Barry would be entirely inadequate were the provisions of the Education Act properly enforced. Mgr. Williams showed, furthermore, that the recognition of his school would actually result in a considerable annual saving to the rate- payers, pointing out that each child cost the dis- trict at present 18s. 2fd. in rates, whereas no sectarian school could get more than 17s. 6d. per head as grant, and hence there was a saving in the Imperial grant; while, in addition, as the school was not erected at the public cost, no local rate would be levied for its maintenance. Mgr. Williams added that there was accommodation provided at the Catholic school for 240 children, so that the saving in maintenance alone to the ratepayers would be d6218 15s. Notwithstanding the clear and forcible state- ment of Mgr. Williams, the Board, by a majority of one, refused to reply favourably to the inquiry addressed to it by the Education Department, and Bumbledom had the satis- faction of knowing that it had main- tained the most eternal of the traditions of its ancient race, and nobly sought to prevent other people from doing what it could not do itself. Naturally, the day will never come when Mgr. Williams or his people, whose claims were well and vigorously maintained at the Board meeting by Dr. O'Donnell and General Lee, will surrender the Catholic children of Barry to the intelligent custody of Bumbledom, and, therefore, all that it has accomplished is the securing of one more piece of evidence of how ineradicable are its own inherited characteristics. This fact does not, however, render the injustic perpetrated against our co-religionists the less a grievance. TO THE EDITOR OF THE SOUTH WALES STAB. Sm,—For the last few weeks I have observed in your columns a good deal of talk and letters on the subject of religious education. Alas my dear Editor, that there should be in your district so many Liberals and so little Liberalism. Liberalism, I take it, means sympathy with the views of others. And of that the people in your district seem to possess very little. Let me now explain. Ther" are those who think that religion should be un- denominational. There are those who think, rightly or wrongly, it does not matter that un- denominational education spells unchristian educa- tion. The Roman Catholics belong to the latter section. Now, your Liberal readers, and even yourself, think it perfectly right to take the money of the said Roman Catholic to pay for a system of education of which he can con- scientiously make no use. But you esteem it the height of injustice to take public money to support his school, which you force him to pay to support you. This I take it is the matter in a nutshell. I am perfectly wining for the bigots in your district to call me a re- actionary. May I recommend to their notice the essays of Matthew Arnold, the ablest and most cultured of the Liberal writers of our day. Oh, Sir, if the Nonconformist ministers in your district could be induced to read poor Mat! to get into their nature something of sweetness and light how much happier you would all be. Now in thinking over the matter this point strikes me very strongly. For practical purposes your Non- conformist or Evangelical Christian gets denomina- tional education in those schools in which the Bible is read and explained. For his creed is based on the Bible. But this is not so with the Roman Catholic or for that matter with the Anglican. They do not base their creed on the Scriptures in the same sense as the Nonconformist, and, therefore, the idea of Christianity that they get in the Board School cannot be that of which their Churches would approve. Now, I don't wish for one moment to underrate the advantages of undenominational education. Sectarian bigotry is as contemptible to me as to any of your co-'respondents. My whole education, too, was practically undenominational, and to that I own any capacity that I possess for judging fairly of men's creeds whose views are not mine. And yet one cannot meet, especially in London, so inn ny men as one does Churchmen and N onconformL, whoL veno creed, and not trace the fact to a frut'u of education that practically refuses to lo k at history or philosophy in a Christian light. There is much brutality and coarseness in Soutn Wales done in part, 1 fear, to our nationalistic system of education. Let your readers understand I am not blind to the dangers of denominationalism but our modern nationalistic system has also its serious drawbacks. Although your Nonconformist ministers cannot see them, they should know more of the world.-Yours, &c., National Liberal Club London. ALIQUIS.
GLAMORGAN ARTILLERY VOLUNTEERS. ANNUAL INSPECTION AT LAVERNOCK. The annual inspection of the head-quarter com- panies of the 2nd Glamorgan Artillery Volunteers took place on Saturday at Lavernock. The weather was extremely inclement, and rain fell in torrents during tha afternoon. But notwithstanding the unfavourable condition of the elements, seven companies were represented at the inspection, and there were on parade nineteen commissioned officers, and 391 non-commissioned officers and men commanded by Colonel Fisher. There were also present Colonel-commandant Sir E. S. Hill, K.C.B., Colonel C. H. Page, Colonel Ingram, Captain and Adjutant Ayres, of Cardiff; Major Fry, Captain Rigg, Captain Spencer, Captain Taylor, and Lieutenants Cook, Stally brass, Tellefsen, Lewis, Tweedy, and Vivian, and Surgeon Griffiths. The men were put through the ordinary parade movements, and Major Fry conducted manual and firing exercises, which were excellently performed. Colonel D. Palby, R.H.A. (the inspecting officer), inspected the ranks and examined the accoutrements minutely, and expressed himself as thoroughly satisfied with the general appearance of the men, who wore their new uniforms and equipments. Two companies were told off for fort manning at Lavernock and two companies for 40 and 64- pounder practice, and all four companies acquitted themselves in a satisfactory manner. Colonel Ingram also took two companies through the the ordinary drill, and Colonel Palby expressed himself as highly pleased with the efficiency of the men. Subsequently the inspecting officer saw the officers at company drill and repository exercise. The in- structors present were Brigade-sergeant major Attwell, Cardiff Sergeant-major Hyde, Sergeant major Atkins, Barry; and Sergeant-major Daly, Penarth. The headquarters band was in atten- dance. After the inspection the men returned by special train to Cardiff, and were marched to the Drill-hall, were they were supplied with refresh- ments. The annual encampment will commence at Lavernock on Saturday next, on which day the 2nd Glamorgan will go under canvas.
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BARRY AND CADOXTON I BURIAL BOARD. A monthly meeting of the Burial Board was held on Tuesday night at the Board Offices, Vere- street. Mr. R. S. Robinson presided, and there were also present Dr. Powell, Rev. J. Price, and Messrs. J. Rees, H. Davis, Gilead Brock, W. Copp, B. G. Davis, Mr. J. Arthur Hughes (clerk), and Mr. Bruton (architect).—The minutes of the last meeting were confirmed, and the clerk and care- taker's petty cash accounts examined.—The trea- surer's books were examined, and the sum to the credit of the Board was found to be JE116 19s. 4d.— The Clerk read his report, which stated that there had been 13 burials, and the amount received in fees amounted to £ 9 Is., whilst the expenditure had been £ 10. The following bills were passed, and cheques signed for the amounts :—Mr. Isaac Thomas, for watering-cans. 2s. Mr. Lewis Evans, printing, 4s. 6d. Shaftesbury Hotel, for use of room, at 3s. per meeting, 15s.; BARRY DOCK NEWS, for advertising, 18s.; SOUTH WALES STAR, ditto, 4-2 2s. WESTERN MAIL, £ 2 2s.-The Visiting Committee did not present any report, as at the meeting arranged only one of the committee (Mr. Gilead Brock) attended.-Mr. Brock complained of the unsuitability of the hour, as the working- men members of the Board were greatly inconve- nienced by the hour arranged for the committee meeting.—Mr. Copp pointed out that the term for which the Visiting Committee had been elected had expired.-The Clerk suggested that a com- mittee should be appointed who could spare the time.—Ultimately it was decided that Messrs. Rees, O.Adams. B. G. Davies, and H. Davies should form the next Visiting Committee, and on the proposition of Mr. Copp it was decided that the first meeting of the committee should be held on Saturday week next, at 7 in the evening.—Mr. Thomas (The Hayes) was down on the agenda to present a report in connection with the compensation to be paid Mr. Johnson for compensation, and the Clerk reported that he had seen Mr. Thomas on the matter, and that gentleman had told him he had seen Mr. Johnson, and he would prepare his report by the next meeting.—The Clerk said he wished to remark on a parapraph in a letter received from Messrs. Godder, Holme and Co., with reference to the purchase of additional land. They said that Mr. Forrest's fee as surveyor was seven guineas.— Mr. Rees asked if a similar fee was paid when other portions of land had been purchased.-The Clerk replied in the affirmative, and said he believed Mr. Forrest did not receive a regular salary as surveyor of the Wenvoc estate, but was paid by fees of this kind. Tenders were opened for the erection of a cemetery chapel at Merthvrdovan. Nine tenders were received as follows :—Mr. W. Howells, High-street, Barry, building to be erected of Daulton stone, £1,325, or of Mansfield stone, £1,680 Mr. H. J. Mon:>y, Park-crescent, Barry, £ 1,500; Mr. J. Sales, Cow- bridge-road, Cardiff, £ 1,3:58; Mr. Frank Ashley, Burfington-street.Holton,Daulton stone, £ 1,552 15s, orMananeld stone, .£ 194 extra Mr. A. Porch, Car- diff, ;e 1,781; Mr. F. Small, £1,219; John Watts, 64, Station-streeet, Barry Dock, Daulton stone, £1,750; or Mansfield stone, £ 190 extra Mr. E. J. Ince, Cadoxton, £1,204 8s. Id.; Jenkins and Arnold, £1,181; Mansfield stone, Y,296 17s. extra. —Mr. Copp inquired the amount of the architects' estimate.—The Clerk replied it was set down in the advertisement to be £ 1,000.—Mr. Copp thought that they were hardly justified in exceeding the estimate, but, rather, he considered they should keep under the estimate. He instanced the very neat cemetery chapels built in the neighbourhood, where there were two flooors and various other things they did not require.- Mr. Bruton said he could reduce the estimates so as to make the sum for building not to exceed £ 1.000. For instance, by using B.1th stone instead of Daulton or Mansfield stone, they could save several hundreds at once. He suggested that as Messrs. Jenkins and Arnold's tender was the lowest, they should put him in communication with Messrs. Jenkins and Arnold, with the view of seeing whether they could not reduce their tender by his reducing the estimates.—Mr. Copp said that as Mr. Ince's tender was only £ 19 higher than Messrs. Jenkins and Arnold's, and he was a. local man. therefore he thought Mr. Ince should be asked to give an amended tender as well. — Dr. Powell said Mr. Small had put up most of the best houses in Barry. Mr. Copp moved as a resolution, that the architect be asked to go through the amended tenders of the three builders mentioned.—The Rev. J. Price seconded.—Mr. Copp said that they were not justified in spending more than £ 850.—Mr. Bruton said they could not do it below 4 1,000, as wages were very high. He would carefully go through the estimates and see if the items could be reduced. He would also ask Messrs. Ince, F. Small, Jenkins, and Arnold to re-price the altera- tions.—Mr, Copp's -resolution was carried. A dis- cussion next ensued upon the question of a clerk of the works of the building.-The Clerk remarked that it was stated in the advertisement that the Board would provide a clerk of the works.—Ulti- mately ,Mr.Copp proposed that the Board make appli- cation to the Local Board to know whether they would allow one of their inspectors to overlook the works, and, if so, what would they charge.- Mr. Brock seconded.—Mr. B. J. Davis moved as an amendment that a permanent clerk of the works be engaged.-The Rev. J. Price seconded.-On a division the amendment was carried by a majority of one.—Mr. Copp proposed that an adjourned special meeting be held next Tuesday at one o'clock.—Mr. Davis seconded.-This concluded the business.
FUNERAL OF A PENARTH PILOT. Amidst atmospherical surroundings of a most depressing nature, the mortal remains of the late Mr. Thomas Rosser were interred in the graveyard adjoining the Church of St. Augustine, Penarth, on Sunday. Notwithstanding a drenching down- pour of rain, a goodly company gathered round the graveside. The funeral cortege walked from the deceased's residence in Belle Vue-terrace to the church, the body being borne on the shoulders of six seamen. The coffin, which was enveloped in a Union Jack, and covered with a number of beauti- ful wreaths, was of polished oak, with massive brass furnishings. It was followed by the widow, the two daughters of the deceased, and the sons, Mr. Thomas Rosser, deputy master of the East Bute Dock, and Mr. William Rosser. Amongst the friends who assembled were Captain Pengelley, dock master, Penarth Captain Langlois, deputy- dock master; Mr. Thomas, master of East Bute Dock Captain Osborn, deputy-master of Roath Dock; Mr. W. Sparks, pier master; Mr. H. Thomas, assistant pier master; Captain Allen, Mr. David Evans, Mr. David Julien, Mr. Giles Woodward, Mr. Thomas F. Harris, Mr. David Davies, Mr. M. Davis, Mr. T. Morgan, Mr. W. Williams (Penarth), Mr. W. Leyshon, Mr. Charles Tamplin, Capt. John Williams, Mr. Atkin Williams, Mr. Thomas Evans, Mr. Albert Cope, Mr. E. T. Whitley, Mr. T. Goodman, Mr. John Hubbard, and others. The burial service was conducted by the Rev. W. Sweet-Escott, the vicar, assisted by the Rev. Robertøt. the<mr»te.
PENARTH POLICE COURT. -0.- MONDAY.—Before Mr. J. S. Corbett (in the chair) and Colonel Guthrie. EXTENSION OF TIME.—Mr. Church, of the Cogan Station Hotel, applied to the Bench for an extension of time on the occasion of the boiler- makers' supper on Tuesday evening-Granted. SCHOOL ATTENDANCE CASE.—Richard Smith, Penarth, was summoned for not sending his son regularly to school.—Sergeant Matthews, school attendance officer, proved the case, and the Bench made an order for the future attendance of the boy at the Penarth School. NEIGHBOURS AGAIN.—Thomas Barnett, Penarth, was charged by Mrs. Lewis, a neighbour, with keeping a ferocious dog, which on the 28th ult. bit her son, a lad about seven years of age.—Mrs. Lewis said that on the 28th June, between 6 and 7 o'clock, six little boys were playing lamp-light around her house when Mr. Barnett's dog came out, rushed at her child, and bit him in the faee. Mrs. Barnett came out imme- diately afterwards. Witness had complained several times about the dog as had done several other people.-Defendant said Mrs. Lewis brought this case against him because she owed him a grudge.—Evidence was given by Mrs. Wilkins, Mrs. Roberts, Dr. R. F. Nell, and John John, and at the conclusion the Bench made an order for the dog to be kept under proper control, the costs of the pro- ceedings to be remitted. CASE WITHDRAWN.—In the case of Charles Michelston against Charles Sullivan, the prose- cutor applied for a withdrawal of the case.—The Bench granted the withdrawal on the prosecutor paying the court costs, 2s. 9d. CASE ADJOURNED.—The case against William and Charles Lamb, two boys, were adjourned for a week. DRUNK AND DISORDERLY.—Charles Wittingham was charged with being drunk and disorderly in High-street, Penarth, on the 16th inst.-Defendant pleaded guilty, and was fined 5s.. STEALING MONEY.—William Jewell, 15 years of age, billiard marker, Penarth, was charged by Richd Wain, of the same place, with taking from a till P.2 7s. 10d., belonging to him, from the Marine Hotel, Penarth Dock.-Richard Davies, complain- ant's manager, said the prisoner was in his employ as billiard marker. Last Friday week he missed some money from the till. The prisoner had aocess to the till, which was usually unlocked. He accused defendant of the theft of the money in the Coffee-room the same day. Defendant first of all denied the offence, but witness told him to make a clean breast of it, and he then admitted the offence. When he missed the money he went to prisoner's bedroom and found the money in prisoner's pookets. His reason for suspecting prisoner was because his girl had seen defendant at the till that morning. Defendant gave him a written confession (pro- duced), in which he admitted taking the money and also that he had been systematically robbing the till for the last seven or eight months, at the rate of £.1 per week.—Defendant said he had not taken a £ 1 a week but a £ 1 a month. Ten shillings of the money belonged to him.-Mary Ann Davies, general servant at the Marine Hotel, said she saw the lad at the till on the Friday morning, the till being inside the bar counter. He had his hands in the till. She informed Mrs. Davies. The defen- dant had no business to touch the till.—Police- constable Henry Eden proved she arresting of the prisoner. He had charged him with stealing the money. He made no answer to the charge, but on the way to the Police-station said some of the money was given him and the rest he had stolen.- Mr, Corbett commented on Mr. Davies' carelessness in leaving the till unlocked. It was not fair to put such temptation in the way of a young man. Mr. Davies said it would be very awkward for him to lock the till every time change was given. Defen- dant elected to be dealt with by the Bench, and said he had nothing to say. and pleaded guilty, and the Bench sentenced him to a fortnight's imprison- ment.
HEAVY CLAIM AGAINST THE BARRY GRAVING DOCK. PROCEEDINGS IN THE QUEEN'S BENCH. In the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court of Justice, London, on Saturday, the case of Miller v. Barry Graving Dock Company, came before Mr. Justice Wright,and Mr. Justice Collins, sitting as a. divisional court, in the form of an appeal by the plaintiff from the refusal of the learned judge at Chambers to allow a witness to be examined on commission.—Mr. Isaac appeared for the plaintiff in support of the appeal, while Mr. Pyke, Q.C., opposed it on the behalf of the defendants.—Mr. Isaac in support of tho appeal, said this was an action brought by the owner of the steamship Kangaroo against the Barry Dock Companyito recover £2,000, in respect of damages caused by the alleged negligent repairs of the steamship by the defendants. The vessel was towed into a port in Spain, patched up and sent round to Leghorn. The witness in question was asked to survey her at Leghorn, and he did so. As the witness was engineer of a vessel trading between Hull and the Mediterranean, it would be difficult to secure his presence at the trial. It was necessary for the plaintifl to have the evidence of this witness, and, therefore, he asked to be allowed to examine him on commission.—Mr. Pyke said he opposed the application on behalf of the de- fendants, on the ground that there would be a difficulty in getting the witness when he was wanted.—Mr. Justice Wright said the court would vary the order appealed against. Mr. Isaac would be permitted to take the evidence at his own expense. It was not, however, to be used if the witness was in England when the case was heard.—Mr. Isaac wished their lordships to understand that there was no question of fraud. The only question was whether the damage was owing to the repairs being negligently executed, or to the age of the vesfel.—Order of the judge at chambers varied accordingly, costs to be costs in the cause.
THE "SOUTH WALES STAR" EMPLOYES WAYZGOOSE. On Saturday last, the annual wayzgoose of the employes of the South Wales Star "took place. This year the places visited were Weston-super- Mare and Cheddar, the latter place being celebrated for its wonderful stalactite caves. Starting by the seven o'clock train from Cadoxton, the party arrived at Cardiff at 7.30, and as the steamer engaged for the conveyance of the party across the Bristol Channel did not start until an hour afterwards, breakfast was partaken of. Once on board, the real pleasure of fhe outing commenced. The sun shone warmly, the Channel rivalled an inland lake in its placidity, and conse- quently no one suffered any ill effects on the voyage. On arriving at Weston- super-Mare some of the party wended their way to the beach, whilst others went through the town and looked at the various places of architectural curiosity. From Weston the mem- bers of the party proceeded by rail and break to Cheddar, the beautiful Somersetshire pastoral scenery through which the route lay exciting the admiration of all. A substantial dinner was partaken of at the Cliff Hotel, Host Bragg catering in a way which gave complete satisfaction to all. Mr. W. LI. Williams, the editor, presided, and Mr. Thomas occupied the vice-chair. After the removal of the cloth, the Chairman proposed the loyal and patriotic toasts, which were warmly received. Mr. Tom Thomas then proposed "The Firm," coupling with the toast the name of Dr. O'Donnell, one of the directors, who was present. They were all pleased, he said, to see the worthy doctor with them that day, and he would tell him that, speaking on his own behalf and that of the rest of the Star employes, they not regarded him in connection with the firm, but as a friend. After alluding to his connection with the paper almost from the commencement, Mr. Thomas said the most amicable relations existed between the firm and the work- men, which, he hoped, would always continue so. (Hear, hear) Dr. O'Donnell in responding, said the firm regarded the interests of the employes as identical with those of the firm, and the more the firm prospered the better would it be for the workpeople. He was pleased to inform them that the Star was acknowledged to be one of the best written papers in the Principality. A little time since he was in a court of law, aud he was struck by the number of Stars lying on the barristers' benches, which showed that the paper was read by the cultured few as well as by the masses. (Ap- plause.) Dr. O'Donnell then proposed The Literary Staff." coupled with the name of Mr. Cornish, and the Composing Staff," coupled with the name of Mr. Dowding. During the whole of the time the Star had been in existence he was pleased to inform them that no complaints had I been made against the different staffs. (Applause.) Mr. Dowding (father of the chapel) and Mr. Cornish responded.-The toast of Our Manager and Editor" followed, and in proposing it Mr. Cornish remarked on the feeling of hearty co- ¡ operation which existed amongst the members of the various staffs. As an editor. Mr. Williams was a gentleman they all felt proud to be associated el with, and whilst acting as business manager Mr. Williams had shown a capacity for business which augured well for the future financial success of the South 1 Vales Star. (Applause.) —Mr. W. Llewellyn Williams, who received a hearty reception on rising to respond, said that, however little he might deserve the kind things said of him he was an ardent and conscientious Trades' Unionist. The Trades Union rules he considered acted not only as a protection for the men against bad employers, but to the employers against inefficient and dishonest workmen. The rules, however good, could only provide that justice should be done they could not in themselves promote harmony in any occupation or office. That could only be obtained by a feeling of mutual good-will batween employer and employe, and he was glad to think that in the office of the South Wales Star that feeling had existed. The toast of The Subscribers" was proposed by Mr. Spinks, who said the employes felt grateful to the directors and other gentlemen who had subscribed; Mr. J. Keating responded for the su bscribers. Other toasts followed, and the harmony of the proceedings was enhanced by songs, the chorus of one com- posed for the occasion being joined in with great zest. Tho words of the chorus ran as follows :— The South Wales Star, The South Wales Star, The Star is a grand old paper. During the dinner a heavy thunderstorm threatened to dash to the ground the pleasant anticipations of pleasure in which the party had been indulging, but by the time the dinner and after proceedings had terminated the sun once more reigned unmo- lested in the heavens, and the fields and cliffs of Cheddar only looked fresher and more beautiful to the gaze of the visitors. The wonderful stalactite caves were then viewed, and many were the ex- clamations of wonder indulged in at the sight of nature unadorned." Attentive guides explained the various geological mysteries, and by a skilful manipulation of the gas drew out from the shadows realistic church towers, draperies, translucent objects, &c. Afterwards walks were taken up the Cliff roads, which at some points bear a very distinct resemblance to the mountain passes of Switzerlaud. Joyous hearts caused strong lungs to awaken the oft- repeating echo of the Cheddar cliffs, which was heard with great distinctness. At 6.30 the party left Cheddar for Weston, and the rain once more be- gan to pour down heavily. Arriving at Weston tea was partaken of, and the party went to the pavilion on the pier, some listening to the pavilion band, whilst others with a terpsichorean taste in- dulged in dancing. At nine o'clock the party went on board, and the voyage homeward commenced. The rain had stopped, but the Channel now had no points in common with a mill pond the waves rose high, but the endurance of the voyagers more than equalled the necessities of the journey, and when landed at Cardiff it was the proud boast of the juvenile members of the party that their equilibrium had not been disturbed by the tossing of the vessel. Cadoxton was reached about 11.30, all having enjoyed a most pleasant outing.
EXPORTS AND IMPORTS AT BARRY DOCK. Below will be found full particulars as to the ex- ports and imports at Barry for the week ending July 16th, 1892. It will be seen from the table that already this year there have been shipped 182,724 tons 14 cwt., against 192,949 tons 9 cwt. at the corresponding period last year, being a. decrease of 10,224 tons 15 ewt. IMPORTS:— Week ended Corresponding July 16, 1892. week ended July 18, 1891. Tons cwt. Tons cwt. Pitwood 2,061 0 2,063 0 Timber ■— Rails Silver Sand 1,271 0 ————— Iron and Iron Ore. 1 0 250 0 Building Materials ———— 65 0 General merchandise 15 10 ————— Total 3,348 10 2,378 0 Increase 970 10 Total to July 16, 1892 3,712 10 4,437 0 Decrease 724 10 EXPORTS :— Coal 86,307 14 72,989 9 Coke. 1,565 4 1,270 18 Rails Iron and Iron Ore. 100 0 301 10 General merchandise 0 3 Total 87,973 1 74,561 17 Increase 13,411 4 Total to July 16, 1892 182,724 14 192,949 9 Decrease. 10,224 15 REPORT OF SHIPPING:— Number. Tonnage. Steamers arrived 37 39,209 Steamers sailed 33 36,353 Sailing Vessels arrived 10 11,275 Sailing Vessels sailed 11 10,437 Steamers in Dock thi" day 24 29.294 Sailing Vessels in Docktiiis day 3G 36,874 Total. 54 66,268 VesseIsinDock as per last report 51 62,607 Increase 3 3,661 Decreasa Vessels in Dock, corresponding week, 1891 42 47,397 Accountant's Office, Barry Dock, June 18th, 1892.
For seven years I suffered from Asthma, tried all known remedies, and LEWIS'S PECTORAL BALSAM is the best of all.—Is. I id. per bottle. 4I WHY don't you trade with me," said a close-fisted manufacturer to a customer the other day. Because" was the characteristic reply, You have never asked me, sir. I have looked all through the newspapers for an invitation in the shape of an advertiseiSeiit, but in rain. I never go where I wm not wwrted."
THE REASON WHY YOU SHOULD TTEEP YOUR EYE ON rpHI S- IS BECAUSE IT GREATLY CONCERNS YOU. TT is the business and vastly to the interest and' benefit of the Working Man and to the Public Generally that they should know where to Spend their Money to the Best Advantage, and where they can expend a Shilling or a Sovereign and get- the Best Value in return for such expenditure. D. JONES & CO. (LIMITED), Were ever First and Foremost in the Field, and Yield to No One in their desire to give the Working Man Honest Value. Our present position as Retail Sellers is evidence beyond dispute of what we have done in the past. Come, See, and Judge for Yourselves if we are not showing a Larger and Better Selection of ALL KINDS OF pROVISIONS Than is to be seen anywhere else in the whole of South Wales. SPECIAL SALE THIS WEEK OF 350 LONG SIDES AT 6d. PER LB. The Quality of this Meat is Unsurpassed. 1,760 SIDES AT 5!d. PER LB. 1 2 The Quality of this Meat is well known to the Public, and we make no comment thereon. 1,450 SHORT PLUMP HAMS Perfect Little Gems, weighing about 10 lbs. eack Quality Perfect. Every One Guaranteed, or yout Money Returned. 5^(1. to 6id. per lb. 1,061 CANADIAN HAMS These are known to the Trade as Long Cut Ham* They are specially Fed, Cut, Packed, and Shipped for our own trade. We shall offer these at 5 £ d. and 6d. per lb. And upon the same conditicns as the previous lots, i.e. Money Returned if the Article does not please you. SHOULDERS. LOT OF 1,870. THIS IS AN EXTRA SPECIAL LINE, And to give Every Householder an opportunity fairly testing the quality of our goods we wii offer them this week at 4D. PER LB. Of course, there is STUFF in the Market, but w are not offering it. Our Goods are the Finest Quality, and there art none better to be had FOR MONEY. CHEESE. OUR SPECIAL LINE THIS WEEK IN THIS DEPARTMENT IS FINE ENGLISH CHEDDAR, AT 6D. PER LB. AMERICAN (exceedingly choice and very miM), 6 £ D. AND 7D. PER LB. EGGS. FRESH SELECTED (LARGE), PER 8d. DOZEN. WELSH (SELECTED BY OUR MEN), PER 9d. DOZEN. MEAT DEPARTMENT. SPECIALITY THIS WEEK, NEW ZEALAND LA JIB. The Quality is Perfect, and cannot fail to Please Everybody. NOTE THE ADDRESS :— D. JONES & Co. (LIMITED), WESTMINSTER STORES, WHARTON-STREET, CARDIFF. v.V; [1*0