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THE REV. G. L. WILLIAMS AND…
THE REV. G. L. WILLIAMS AND THE LOCAL BOARD. CLAIM FOR £500 On Tuesday morning Mr. Edward Corbett, sur- veyor to the Bute Estate, the arbitrator appointed to arbitrate on the Rev. G-. Llechidon Williams' claim for £500 compensation from the Barry and Cadoxton Local Board, for taking possession and using a piece of land leased by him. and for damages sustained thereby, held an inquiry at the Board-room. The Rev. G. L. Williams and his solicitor. Mr. L. J om>s-Lloyd, and his architect, Mr. Bruton, appeared in support of the claim, whilst the Local Board was represented by Mr. George Thomas. Mr. J. A. Hughes (the clerk), Mr. J. Pardoe (the surveyor), and Mr. H. Snell, the sur- veyor of Lord Windsor's estate. Mr. Jones-Lleyd made an opening statement, and said the sum was made up by a claim of £ 50 for compulsory sale, and £45;) for damages sus- tained by Mr. Williams not being able to build the class of house he had intended to do—instead of erecting a house which would realise a rental of £40 a year he would be able only to build one which would bring in £22 a year. The rev. gentleman leased the land in question from Dr. Milward, the owner of the Court Estate* at a ground rent of £4 a. year. He was willing to refer the matter to arbitration, and in consequence of communications which had passed between Mr. Hughes and Mr. Jones-Lloyd, he asked the arbitrator now to fix the amount of compensation to be paid to hia client. Mr. Williams. The Rev. Griffiths Llechidon Williams said that on the 22nd April, 188o, he took the plot of ground at the corner of Holton-road and Courtney- street for a term of 999 years, at a ground rent of £4 a year. TIe took it for the purpose of building a house to reside in himself. He had had certain plans prepared (produced) which the Cardiff Rural Sanitary Authority had passed.—The Arbitrator here asked whether there was any dispute as to the area, and Mr. Hughes replied that there was.— Specifications were then prepared by Dr. Milward's architect. Mr. Bruton, on the 22nd August, 188S. The building had not been erected, but he was still in possession of the ground. He had paid the rent of it, but not until he had been pressed to do so by Dr. Milward. He never gave the Barry and Cadoxton Local Board psrmission to encroach upon this piece of land and was not aware that the road touched his ground until it was maJe. There were plots of land unbuilt upon the other side of the road be- longing to the Wenvoe Estate. In cross-examina- tion by Mr. Hughes, Mr. Williams said he had made up his estimate of £. 500 from the advice of some friends, his architect, and from his own .opinion. He should not be able to build any back premises or stabling adjoining the house now, but would be obliged to build them elsewhere. If he built the house, and then decided to turn it into business premises, he could do 80. although it was contrary to the lease; but he had had conversation on the subject with Dr. Milward, who said he would not raise any objection. He took the land in 1883. but did not build because he had bought property elsewhere, and he thought it would be better to wait a bit. It was a fact that Dr. Milward had a right to take possession of the land, as he had broken the conditions on which it was taken. It sras the rule not to p~»y the ground rent until they had the lease. In answer to a query by Mr. lu ghes, Mr. Williams said it was possible to build a similar house elsewhere, but not in a similar position. He made liis claim up of a sum of £ 50 for the enforced sale. The land was not fenced off, and he was not aware the board were going to take it; but he knew that a very im- portant road was ,oing to be made near his land. He was living at Barry Dock, and did not pass by the new road. The matter, he admitted, was not done quietly or privately, and he had had oppor- tunities of looking at the plans. The Board had tried to settle the matter, and Mr. Robinson, the chairman of the Board, and the Public Sites Com- mittee had seen him on the matter. The total amount paidi hy him had been £14 12s. 6d.. for plans and specifications and .=824 for rent of land paid on the 1st of May last. The claim was the difference between the value of a £40 and £22 a year rented house, and it was estimated at 25 years' purchase. He thought he should be able to let a house at the corner of Courtney-street for :£40 a year. The horse near the site had been let for 16s. a week when houses were scarce several years since. The houses on the road were let now at from 6s. 6d. to 10s. This house would have a 2oft. frontage, however, as against a 16ft. possessed by the others. He had never heard of £25 being offered him for compensation. Mr. G. Thomas and Mr. William Thomas said they would recommend the Board to give him £50 if he dropped the pro- ceedings. Mr. B.'uton, F.R.I.E.A.. said he was architect to Dr. Milward's estate. He prepared the plans, agreements, and specifications for the ground in question on. the 26 th April, 1885, for Mr. Williams. He made a subsequent survey of the ground, and found that it was impossible to erect the £40 a-year house. If he had built it. at the rate of progress made by Cadoxton, in 2;. years it would be worth the money. He made the valuation of the damage at £506. The new road which had encroached on the ground was a diversion of the old parish road—the main line of connection be- tween Cadoxton and Barry Dock.— Cross-examined .hy Mr. Hughes Mr. Bruton said he thought £503 was a fair amount. The plans put in by the Local Board for the road he did not consider correct. He had valued the land in the usual way. If they had taken the whole piece of the land they would have had to pay. on the 25 years' system £100, but if the land was let for certain purposes they must take that fact into consideration. He thought if the house had been built and the Board taken it away from Mr. Williams, they would have to pay more than ;£ 50\)..Although he had not shewn it in his estimate, he had takan into consideration the fact that in building a £40 .a year house more capital would -be required.— The Arbitrator said that, as the Board had not compulsorily taken the land, the item of :I. 50 was no good.—Mr. Jones-Lloyd concurred.—Mr. Bruton said the new road was one of the most important in the district. He estimated roughly that the cost of erecting a £40 a year house would be £300, and a £22 house about £300 or £ 400. Mr. Hughes said that the position of the Board was that they decided to turn a lane into a 40ft. road, afterwards altering it to 50ft., and had obtained the consent of most of the owners. They saw Dr. Milward, who had given them permission to take land required as far as he was concerned, but where the land was taken they must arrange with his tenants. Mr. Causey was the only one mentioned, and they took it for granted that he was ithe only tenant there. They had not any knowledge of Mr. Williams being a tenant. The Board had been most anxious to settle this affair in an amicable manner, and had offered Mr. Williams £25, which they considered ample com- pensation. Mr. G. Thomas had informally asked whether £50 would meet the case. Mr. Hughes then put in plans, which showed that the ground taken was only 151 square yards. With regard to the approval of the plans by the Rural Sanitary Authority was it not the Highway Authority who had charge of the highways. He, himself, was concerned in a case where a Highway Board took proceedings because a house was built within 15 feet of the centre of the road. Dr. Milward had let ground that was not his. He cantended the hedge was the boundary, and Dr. Milward could not let the hedge.—Mr. Jones-Lloyd said the ground was not within 15ft.—Mr. Hughes said he should like also to point out that the way in which Mr. Bruton had valued the land was a most unusual way. If he had valued the whole of the piece of land at 25 years purchase it would be only about £125, and it was simply absurd to say that because a man could build a house on it, it was to be valued accordingly. Mr. Snell and Mr. Pardoe next gave evidence as to the reliability of the Ordnance Survey Map, which was disputed by Mr. Bruton and Mr. Jones- Lloyd, and Mr. George Thomas gave evidence as to the compensation offered. Had he known of the small amount of land encroached upon he should have objected to give even the £25 as compensa- tion. He questioned very much whether Mr. Wil- liams could get £40 a year for any house erected at the corner of Courtney-street £25 was as much as he would get.—Mr. Hughes and Mr. Jones- Lloyd then addressed the arbitrator as to the cost of the arbitration, and the Proceedings terminated. The arbitrator's award will be given in the course of a few days.
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PENARTH POLICE COURT.
PENARTH POLICE COURT. <», Before Councillor Morel (in the chair) and Mr. T. R. Thompson. APPLICATION.—Mrs. Sully applied for a sum- mons against her husband for assault.—Granted. A DESERTER.—George Burfett. 18, formerly of the Cumberland Industrial School, pleaded guilty to deserting from the 2nd Battalion Shropshire Regiment.—Prisoner said he was learning to be a tailor.—Remanded for a week. HORSE STRAYING.—George Jope, Penarth, who did not appear, was charged by Police-constable Brown with allowing his horse to stray about Church Avenue. Defendant had been cautioned three times.—Fined 5s. and costs.—Thomas L. Williams, who was charged with a like offence, was fined 10s. and costs.—Police-constable Eden stated that he had put the defendant's horse back in the held twice previously. ASSAULT.—Thomas and William Piddell board- ing house keepers, Cardiff, were charged with assaulting William Griffiths, tollgate keeper, Barry Dock.—Complainant stated that on the 2nd August defendants, with two women, drove up to the tollgate, and on the toll being de- manded refused to pay it, saying they had already paid two tolls while on the way from Cardiff. Complainant insisted upon the toll being paid, and caught hold of the horse's head, whereupon the defendants alighted land assaulted him, push- ing him about, and in the struggle tearing his shirt and waistcoat. Complainant was unable to defend himself properly, having, unfortunately, an artificial leg.—For the defence it was argued that they refused to pay the toll because it was not due, as they were going to Barry Dock upon busi- ness,—Jane Thomas, Harriet-street, Cardiff, corro- borated, but npOll cross-examination it transpired that this was not true. as they were driving only to the Buffalo Club, Barry Dock.—Mr. Handcook (Messrs. Downing and Ilandcock, Cardiff) pro- secuted.—After a short consultation the Chairman said they were quite satisfied it was a case of an unprovoked assault, and he would fine each defen- dant 10s. and costs (16s. 6d.), and added that if they doubted whether the toll was due from them it was their duty to pay it and make an applica- tion to the Barry Company.
EXTRAORDINARY FIRE AT PEXARTH.
EXTRAORDINARY FIRE AT PEXARTH. — THREE FIRES IN ONE HOUSE. An extraordinary outbreak of fire occurred at Penarth on Sunday night. Mrs. Powell, the tenant of the villa Rosehelm, No. 22, Plymouth- road. had been out in the town, and on returning home about ten o'clock she was alarmed by the smell of something burning. Without opening the door,she called Mr. Boyer, a neighbour, who. on trying the window in the front of the house, found the glass very hot. He immediately went to the police- station and gave the alarm of fire, and in a short time Sergeant Phillips, accom- panied by several constables, who compose the local fire brigade, arrived with the hose and reel. The back door of the house was burst in, and fire was found to be raging fiercely in a corner of the room, the contents and the floor being greatly damaged. Plenty of assistance was rendered by the neighbours, and. as an ample supply of water wao at hand, the fire was extinguished, though not without considerable difficulty. The police then went round to the front of the house and burst in the door. and, to their astonishment, found the front parlour was a mass of flame, which was not subdued until the furniture, pictures, and wood- work of the room had been greatly damaged. What made the affair more remarkable was the fact that the wall dividing the two rooms had not been burnt through, and thp second outbreak could not, therefore, be connected with the fire in the other room. Having extinguished both fires, the police proceeded upstairs, and in one of the bedrooms came upon a third fire, which had apparently originated among a quantity of paper lying under a chair in the corner of the room. This third out- break was not. however, of a serious character, and and it was quickly put out. The police macie in- quiries into the affair on Monday, but could not discover the origination of the fire, which is as great a mystery to the tenant of the house.
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| BARRY AND CADOXTON I BURIAL…
BARRY AND CADOXTON BURIAL BOARD. A spacial meeting of the Burial Board was held on Thursday evening for the purpose of selecting and appointing a clerk of the works for the erec- tion of the Cemetery Chapel at Merthyrdovan. Mr. John Robinson presided over a full attendance, there being present—Dr. Powell, Rev. Canon Allen, Rev. J. Price, and Messrs. B. G. Davies, E. Phillips. W. Adams, W, Thomas (auctioneer), E. O. Evans. E. F. Blaekmore, W. Copp. Gilead Brock. J. Rees. Mr. Brutpn (architect), and Mr. G. Wiilett (deputy clerk). The Chairman and Clerk opened the applications, 16 in number, from the following persons :—E. Jones, 13. Main-street, Cadoxtnn J. D. Yeo. Roath. Cardiff; George Probhert; H. G. Parish, 29. Church-terrace George Jones. Blaen- garw J. McGregor, Cadoxton Henry Burbidge, Cadoxton T. J. Thomas, Penarth Thomas Evans, Lawrence-street Charles Cocks, Wenvoe-terrace R. J. Morris. Cardiff D. Williams, Cardiff G-. R. McDonald, Barry D. Evans, Barry Dock John Millward; G. Marjerie, Sadoxton. A discussion thon took place as to how the ap- plications should be gone through, the Rev. J. Price proposing that five local applications should be picked out and considered.—Mr. Rees seconded this.—Mr. Copp said this was not fair. The adver- tisement was an open one, and thsy ought not to give any preference in the matter.—Mr. Bruton hoped they would appoint the best man. They should not appoint a ma.n who had never been a clerk of works before, as he probably would not understand the duties of the post, which were not to be acquired by acting on one job as clerk of the works.—Mr. Blaekmore proposed that a sub-com- mittee be appointed to carefully go through the testimonials. They ought—everyone of them—to be gone through carefully.—The Chairman said that at the last committee meeting of the Slaughter- house Committee they selected five of the best can- didates for the post of slaughter-house caretaker, and then it was left to the general meeting of the Local Board to pick out the best «,gae.—Mr. Thomas seconded Mr. Blackmore's proposition.— 3Ir. Copp moved an amendment that the selection of the clerk of works be proceeded with at once.— Mr. Evans seconded.—The Rev. J. Price said his views were met by the resolution, and he. there- fore, withdrew his resolution as far as ho was con- cerned.—Mr. Rees also agreed tc ilus withdrawal of the motion.—The Chairman purine. Copp's amend- raent, for which six members -voted, alid on Mr. Blackmore's motion being py-t six hands were held up in its favour. It, therefore, laid with the chairman to give his casting vote.—After eon- | sidering a moment Mr. Robinson decided to do this by ballot, to show his impartiality. The clerk folded two papers—one for the amendment and one for the motion—and Mr. Robinson took tho ono in favour of. the amendment, which he therefore | declared carried.—The consideration of the appli- cations and testimonials were then gone into, the Chairman reading the testimonials out to the j members.—Another discussion then ensued as to the method of selecting the applicants by ballot, and Mr. W. Thomas distinguished himself by ex- plaining the proper modux opi'ravdi, which was used, he said, by most corporate bodies. Papers were handed round, and the first ballot reduced the list to four—Messrs. David Williams, Milward, Burbidge, and D. Evans the next reduced it to Messrs. Milward and Burbidge. whom each had four votes, the chairman remaining neutral in the next ballot Mr. Burbidge had seven as against Mr. Milward's six votes, and he was therefore declared to be the successful applicant.—Mr. B. G. Davies thereupon proposed that Mr. Burbidge be appointed Clerk of the Works.—This was agreed to unani- mQusly: The report of the Visiting Committee was then read. The committee meeting was held on Saturday, and Mr. B. G. Davies presided. The committee recommended that the Clerk should be instructed to place a new copy of the bye-laws at the entrance of the cemetery, the same to be covered with glass. The committee also recom- mended that an umbrella-stand and hat pegs should be placed in the wooden shed. Permission was asked by the builder to take the stone for con- crete for the foundation of the cemetery chapel from the cemetery. The committee recommended that the wall round the caretaker's garden should be built.—It was pointed out that it was decided to build the wall at the same time as the chapel.—It was decided that the committee hold another meeting on Saturday, the 20th inst., at 6.30 p.m. An ftrdinary monthly meeting of the Buria Board was held on Tuesday evening. Mr. J. Robinson presided, there being also present Messrs. B. G. Davies, E; F. Blackmore, W. Copp. J. Rees, Gilead Brock, and Mr. J. A. Hughes (clerk). The Clerk read the minutes of the special meet- ings which have been held, which were confirmed by the Board. There had been 10 burials during the month; fees paid, £ 5 Is. 6d. amount paid to caretaker and assistants, £10 sums paid out since last meeting, 8s. Gd.; balance in hand. £112s. 3d. The Clerk's and caretaker's cash accounts were examined. The caretaker had £3 15s. lOd. in hand, and a cheque for .£10 had been given him. He had paid this away in wages, leaving a balance in hand of £3 15s. lOd. It was thought desirable that the caretaker should have another cheque for jElO on account for wages which would become due. and this was embodied in a motion proposed by Mr. Copp, and carried unanimously. The Clerk reported that there was no contract between the Burial Board and Local Board. The Burial Board agreed that the Local Board should take away the stones, but they were not bound to let them havs them.—The Chairman said the stones were accumulating, and they did not know what they were to do with them. The Clerk asked for instructions for making out Mr. Small's contract—whether they would like it drawn up in any particular form, as Burial Board tenders contained clauses different from those of other Boards.—The Chairman and Mr. B. G. Davies thought it would be advisable to use the master builder's forms. This was agreed to, and it was decided to have a special meeting to consider Mr. Small's contract. The time when the clerk of the works should commence his duties was next considered.—Mr. Robinson said he was at the cemetery last Sunday, and he noticed that the lines of the new building were pegged out.—The Clerk said he had written to the clerk of the works and informed him of his election, and saying that the time when he would be required to commence would follow in due course.—The Clerk's action was approved of.
ALDERMAN BEN TILLET AT BARRY…
ALDERMAN BEN TILLET AT BARRY DOCK. A meeting in connection with the Dockers' Union was held at the Coffee Tavern, Barry Dock, on Thursday evening, connected with the further organisation of the Union. There was a fair attendance, Mr. J. Leary occupied the chair. Mr. Ted Humby, organiser of the Union, having addressed the meeting, Alderman Ben Tillett, who was the principal speaker, said the Union had obtained for the dock labourers of Cardiff a five o'clock Saturday had distributed the labour more equally—which meant for many men who were casuals more work and recogni- 'I tion from the dock companies, the merchants, and those who posed as contractors. The Cardiff dockers were benefiting to the extent of over £36,000 yearly directly through the action of the executive of the Union, and he deplored the fact that men after obtaining these advances deserted the societies in such a way that there was little encouragement for those who had been advocating their claim.-
WESLfiYAN METHODISM IN WALES,
WESLfiYAN METHODISM IN WALES, AGITATION FOR A SEPERATE CON- FERENCE. The Manchester Guardian says :—The protest which the Rev. John Hughes, of Manchester, has, on behalf of the Welsh Churches, made against legislation which hinders them in their work in the Principality, represents a feeling which is far more acute than the leaders of English Methodism are perhaps aware of. The connection of Wales with the English Conference, while in many re- spects highly advantageous, cannot but be re- garded as in other respects most hurtful. As Mr. Hughes forcibly puts it, the Welsh people can leave Methodism, and they are doing so." The other bodies, such as Baptists and Congrega- tionalists, have distinct assemblies for Wales, con- ducted in the Welsh language, while they have their larger Unions for England and Wales, and it would be politic, when the British Conference of Methodists remains intact, for the Welsh Churches to have their own conference for legislation on purely Welsh matters. The fact that never once in the history of the Wesleyan body has its con- ference met in Wales shows how great is the need for giving more power to local authorities on purely local matters. Next year this will, of course, in some measare be remedied by the session of the conference at Cardiff. Much satisfaction is felt that an ordination service is to be held in the Welsh language in connection with that gathering.
BAURY (UJD.) SCHOOL BOARD.
BAURY (UJD.) SCHOOL BOARD. A meeting of this Board was held at; the Helton- road Schools on Monday afternoon. Mr. J. Lowdon presided, and there were also present—General Lee, Captain Davies, Rev. J. Price, Mr. G. Thomas, and Mr. W. H. Lewis (clerk). The report of the Attendance Officer, stated that since the holidays there had been 529 absentees. A number of children had not returned from their holidays, and the children of several families were detained from school by outbreaks of scarlet fever. Letters were read from Mr. Higman and Mr, Ewbank, stating that the attendance at the schools on the day the Barry Dock Regatta was held last year had been very small, they begged to suggest that the schools should close on the occa- sion of the regatta. Miss Llewellyn and the other female mistresses concurred in the request.—The Board decided to close the schools on Wednesday afternoon next. as the regatta VvVuuld not commence until after twelve o'clock. The Clerk read a letter from the Educational Department, dated 5th August, stating that under Sec. 31 of the Elementary Education Act, 1870, the number of members of the Board should be from seven to nine, and the number to be elected at the next election would accordingly be nine. The Clerk read a draft form compiled by the Attendance Officer, which stated that as but a few weeks remained before the examination it was desirous that the children should be regular in their attendance. Many were kept home for very slight causes, and this was unfair to the teachers. The form. which was unsigned, concluded by urging parents to send their children regularly to school.—The Chairman signed the form on behalf of the Board. A letter was read from Miss Llewellyn, a governess, stating that she was pleased to be able to state that she was sufficiently recovered in health to resume her' duties, and thanking the Board for their very kind consideration and in- dulgence. Mr. George Thomas presented a certificate for £ 300 for Mr. Richards on account of the Barry School. Mr. Thomas, in reply to questions, said the schoolroom and kitchen were well on, and he believed the building would be finished by the end of the building season. He also presented a cer- tificate for £ 300 for Mr. William Symmons on account of the Holton-road School, and for £, 51 9s. 8d. for Mr. David Davies for furniture. Messrs. Seward and Thomas applied for ;( 50 on account. Mr. Thomas said the sum due to Mr. Symmons was }!5911s. 7d., and a certificate for _C.300 was pre- sented by him. Captain Davies said that it was nearly time they changed their stationery order. It was decided to change the order at the end of six months.—The Chairman thought they should contract,—General Lee also thought it should be done by contract. I ELECTION OF XEW MEMHERS. The minutes of the last special meeting of the Board were read by the Clerk. At that meeting Mr. Lowdon presided, and there were present Rev. J. Price and Captain Davies.—It was proposed by the Chairman, and seconded by the Rev. J. Price, that Mr. John Rees, 4. Iddesleigh-street, Cadoxton, secretary of the Trades' Council, be elected to the vacancy on the Board caused by the retirement of Mr. O. Jenkins.—The Chairman pro- posed, seconded by Captain Davies, that Dr. D. Lloyd Edwards be elected as a member of that Board, in "place of Mr. Blaekmore, subject to the approval of the Education Department.—The Clerk said that Dr. Lloyd Edwards' appointment was an informal one, pending the decision with regard to Mr. Blaekmore.—This was all the business of public importance.
BARRY DISTRICT |TEMPERANCE…
BARRY DISTRICT TEMPERANCE COUNCIL. Another meeting of the council will take place this evening (Friday), at the Bible Christian Chapel, at 7.BQ p.m. There are a few Churches and temperance societies that have not yet appointed and sent in the names and addresses of their repre- sentatives. Will these kindly do so as soon as con- venient. The following, who form the Executive, are requested to meet at the above place at seven p.m. prompt. Cadoxton Rev. W. Tibbott. Messrs. James Cruise. Thomas S. Thomas, J. H. Edwards, J. W. Flowers. Barry Dock Rev. J. Honev. Messrs. A. Westall. D. Richards, Samuel Lewis. J. D. Davies. Barry Rev. J. H. Stowell, M.A., Mr. Inglis, Mrs. Rutter, Messrs. F. W. Taylor and J. Robbins.
NEW POSTAL REGULATION,
NEW POSTAL REGULATION, By a new Post Office regulation, to come into force on the 1st of next month, the payment of postal orders may be postponed for a period not ¡ exceeding ten pays, if the sender writes his wish to this effectacross the face of the order.
A NEW -INDUSTRY FOR BARRY.
A NEW -INDUSTRY FOR BARRY. PRACTICAL SUGGESTION FROM A PRACTICAL MAN, WHAT TO DO WITH OUR SMALL COAL, TO THE EDITOR OF THE SOFTH WALES STAR. SIR,—I notice in your highly appreciated paper of late a query about some new industry at Barry, and the question is asked, who will be the first to start. May I ask your local capitalists if they have ever thought of the hoop trade, which is almost in the hands of the Staffordshire makers, and that Barry is just the place to make a start, where the stuff can. be shipped right away ? I need not remind your readers that the Dowlais Company are putting down a large steel plant at Cardiff, where I have no doubt that steel billets would be bought cheap. Say at the present price of large steel rails (although they can be manufac- tured much cheaper than rails), those billets rolled into hoop stuff would leave a profit of from 15s. to £1 per ton, and one good hoop mill would turn out-about 100 to 120 tons per week. To pat a mill of this sort down on a new field, with all necessary appliances, and one large heating furnace, would cost at the outside £10,000. The engine could be put down in such a way that a second mill could be fixed should the demand for hoops improve, which it would, as they are always in demand at a good price. Another great advantage we should have at Barry is cheap coal, as it is the top of the Vallies, where small coal can be had at almost any price, as a rule, and nothing but small coal would be wanted at those works. Should anyone wish for further information I shall be most happy to give it them, and suggest a way of erecting their works on the most economical mode for labour saving. I may state, as far as I know, that the only place carrying on the hoop trade in South Wales and Monmouthshire is at Nettlefold's, Tydu, near Newport.—I am, &c., R. Bridgend.
BARRY SHARES. OUT OF THE STRONG COMETH FORTH SWEETNESS. Readers of the financial column of the Western Mail need not be reminded that that journal has always hitherto been hostile to Barry Dock and suspicious of its future. We may even go so far as to say that it has never missed an opportunity of prejudicing the position of Barry. It is with the greater surprise, therefore, that one reads the following paragraph in Monday's financial column :— A slight improvement is noticeable in this market, particularly in Barry Stock, which is now in request at £200 percent, cum. dividend, but the improved figure does not bring much stock on the market. Investors from outside markets will one of these days be turning their attention to this excellent security, and the result will be a sharp rise, and, as is so often the case in local stocks, sellers will be found to have suddenly vanished at the current quotation. We would, therefore, venture to suggest that the present opportunity of getting in should not be overlooked, the quota- tion to-day being 195—6 xd. The Debenture and Preference Stocks are firm at last week's prices. This is only an instance of what has been con- stantly appearing for some weeks past, and one is led to ask what is the meaning of this change of attitude. Is it that the Mail is at last satisfied with the soundness and stability of Barry ? We are sometimes inclined to believe, and always to hope, that such is the case, for we have entered into a phase in the development of Barry which needs all the faith and hope that we can command to live through. We have entered into a period when many fond hopes are to be crushed, and when many dreams of sudden enrichment are to vanish. We must settle down to a period of hard plodding, with tardy and insufficient returns, and it is nice to think that, through it all, one hostile critic has been converted to the Barry side—or does the friendship of the Mail simply mean that the in- terests of Bute and Barry are to be identical, that there is to be a. grand scheme of amalgamation Timeo Danaos ct dona ferentvs. t
BARRY AND CADOXTON GAS AND…
BARRY AND CADOXTON GAS AND WATER COMPANY. — GENERAL MEETING. The eleventh half-yearly general meeting of the Barry and Cadoxton Gas and Water Company was held on Saturday, at the Park Hotel. Cardiff, there being present, Mr. Thomas Webb, in the chair Messrs. Edmund Handcock (deputy-chairman), J. B. Ferrier, T. R. Thompson, Lewis Williams. J. O. Wilkinson, T. Gibson, Wyndham Rees, and F. M. Harris, secretary. In moving the adoption of the report and state- ment of accounts, the Chairman said the meeting had been called earlier than usual, and the dividend would be paid nearly a month earlier than usual, which would no doubt be satisfactory to the shareholders. The company continued to progress, and during the last half-year they had laid 300 new water services and 116 gas services while they had put in 64 new meters and fixed 40 new lamps. But that did not show the true progress they had made. because it was in the "winter quarter that more gas was required and more meters were put in. If they compared their progress for the twelve months it would be found that they really had put in 804 new water services, 278 gas services, while 157 gas meters had been fixed and 148 addi- tional lamps, making a total of 1,387. In dealing with a new business like this, one of the disadvan- tages they had to contend with was their being obliged to lay out a good deal of their capital before the houses to be supplied were completed and occupied. Their plant, as now laid down, was capable of dealing with about double the present consumption. It had been found necessary to put in mains and services at this time, otherwise it would have involved ruinous expenditure in taking up main roads and pavements. Under all the circumstances, seeing how large a sum of money they had unproductive, to be able to pay a dividend of five per cent., and to pay it honestly and faîrlyas they were doing, showed a very satisfactory state of things. Every half-year there would not be much additional expenditure of capital, but the revenue would in- crease in a very large ratio. The district was getting more settled and more residents were coming there, and every half-year should show a most marked increase in their revenue and their returns. They had determined to cover in the low level reservoir, and the contract had been let to Messrs. John Aird and Sons, who hud done their work hitherto in such an excellent manner. It was suggested by the directors that as the work of the auditors had very much increased, their remunera- tion should be increased from 10 guineas per half- year. as at present, to 15 guineas, making the total remuneration to the auditors 30 guineas per annum. He moved that the report and accounts be adopted, and that a dividend at the rate of 5 per cent. per annum, which would absorb £1.556 of their available balance, leaving £ 172 to be carried forward, be paid. Mr. T. R. Thompson, in seconding the resolution. said this being a new company a considerable amount of its expenditure would not be remunera- tive for some time. Their mains for gas and water might reasonably do double the amount of work they were now doing. Every increase of the popu- lation in their district must improve their position. He was hopeful from this time forward they might reasonably expect a little increase in the dividend. They had a good property, and those who had been in the concern from the outset should stick to their property. He believed they would not regret having done so. The resolution was carried unanimously. On the proposition of Mr. Gibson. seconded by Mr. Wilkinson, it was resolved that the remunera- of the auditors be increased from 20 to 30 guineas per annum. This concluded the business of the meeting.
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ISOUTH WALES COAL TRADE.
SOUTH WALES COAL TRADE. 'I THE ANTHRACITE MINERS' ASSOCIATION. The monthly meeting of the Anthracite Miners' Association was held at the Tregib Arms, Bryn- amman, on Saturday. Owing to the inclemency of the weather there was only a sparse attendance of delegates. The chair was occupied by Mr. Noah Jones (Brynhenllysg), who was supported by Mr. Ensch Rees (secretary).—A lengthy and profitable discusssion again arose on the oft-debated question of screens. It was proposed and seconded that a special meeting should be held to consider the question, but it was eventually decided that the secretary should write to the collieries re- questing them to forward the dimensions of the screen to the next monthly meeting, when it will be again raised. Reference was made to the pro- posal to terminate the Sliding-scale agreement at the end of the year, and it was thought it would be very unadvisable to fight under the circumstances. Four of the district collieries—Gwaunecaegurwen, Trimsaran, Varteg, and Hendreforgan—are associated with the scale, but a suggestion thrown out that, the Association having now become sufficiently strong to establish a scale of its own. it would be very desirable to discuss the ad- visability of adopting one at the end of the year, was received with general approval, the secretary observing that there was a strong feeling in its favour throughout the district.—It was decided that the arbitrators of the district should proceed to the Gwauncaegnrwen and Ammanford (No. 1) collieries should there be any necessity for their intervention.—A substantial donation was voted towards the election expenses of Mr. D. Randell. M.P. (the solscitor to the Association). CAERPHILLY MINERS' ASSOCIATION. The monthly meeting of the Executive Council of tho above association was held at the Goodrich Arms. Caerphilly, on Saturday, presided over by Mr. Edward Jones (Ilhos).—The Secretary re- ported that the result of the audit of the Coal Owners' Association books was enother 2] per cent. reduction. He also directed the attention of the committee to the declaration of the South Wales and Monmouthshire miners in favour of an amended scale and an improved organisation, and dwelt upon the necessity of the miners in the district being thoroughly organised, so as to be prepared to claim their rights when the time came to seek the re- quired amendments from the employers in the next agreement. Mr. Abraham Hares said that, looking to the rapid reduction in the workmen's wages since the commencement of the year, he was strongly of opinion that it was now time to reduce the hours of labour, with a view of curtailing, to some extent, the output of coal. Ultimately the following resolution was moved by Mr. Sydney Mercy :— That this meeting of miners' representatives is unanimously of opinion that the time has now come when we should make a stand for reducing the hours of labour, and curtailing the production of coal, with a view of maintaining the present rate of wages, which we feel is essentially necessary to give us a fair and proper amount of sustenance, and hope that the work- men in general will take the matter up without further delay. It was afterwards decided that Mr. Lewis Miles should represent the district at the annual con- ference of the South Wales and Monmouthshire Colliery Workmen's Federation at Aberdare on Monday next, with power to vote for the sug- gested amendments in the rules of the Associa- tion.—A report was next given by the secretary of the following disputes considered on Wednes- day last by the Executive Council of the South Wales and Monmouthshire Federation, viz. :—■ Eagle Colliery, Neath (lock out), Gorseinon, Mountain Sterris (lock-out), Aberaman timber- men price list, and George Pit stall headings dis pute. In each case the representative was advised to recommend the workmen in their respective collieries to financially support the aggrieved men during the continuation of the struggle.—Some minor disputes before the committee were again referred to the management committees of the collieries for their final settlement.—A vote of thanks to the officials terminated the proceedings. COLLIERY WORKMEN'S FEDERATION. CONFERENCE AT ABERDARE. The adjourned meeting of the above Federation was held on Friday morning at at Carmel-hall, Aberdare. Mr. W. Abraham (Mabon), M.P.. occupied the chair, and Mr. D. Morgan, Aberdare, the vice-chair. The meeting opened with a discussion on Mr. Clements' resolution, which had partly been dis- cussed on the previous day, to the effect that all men should contribute 6d. a month to a district fund to be retained only for defence purposes. After a few preliminary remarks, Mr. D. Morgan said he feared that the Rhondda delegates felt that they had been attacked on the previous day. Some of the friends who were strongly in favour of the lodge system felt strongly that the movement was travelling slowly, and attributed this to the fact that the Rhondda Valley had not taken it up. This was not a reflection on the Rhondda district. but a compliment to it, for they looked at the Rhondda district as the leading district in South Wales. Ris own opinion was that they should never get a proper organisation without the lodge system, and that it was impossible to get the rights of labour, with or without a Sliding-scale, without a proper organisation. (Hear, hear.) Mr. Evan Jones, Mountain Ash, said that several speakers had said on the previous occasion that Rhondda district blocked the way, and one went even further and charged the leaders of the men in the Rhondda district with not doing anything to teach the men. He challenged any man to prove this—that they did not do all they could for their fellow-men. Mr. John Thomas, Aberdare, said that in the Aberdare and other districts they had formed dis- tricts in various collieries, while in the Rhondda no start had been made, and a large number of the colliers throughout South Wales were of opinion that the leaders were against it. He said this publicly, but hundreds said it outside. (Hear, hear.) The Federation of Great Britain was attacking the Rhondda and gaining' at least some adherents, and the cry was if the men want lodges, which were initiated by the Federation of Great Britain, why do not the leaders introduce lodges in the district ? He was strongly of opinion that the lodge system was the best, and they would never succeed as they should until they had intro- duced such a system. (Hear, hear.) Councillor D. Jones, Mountain Ash, said he happened to be one of those who did not believe in lodges, and had done all in his power to stop their agent and sub-agent from introducing the system. However, at the suggestion of the agent it was not put to a vote—although he was sure if it was put he would have carried the amendment —on the understanding that both systems should be tried. The agent and sub-agent went further, and agreed to support the lodge system. The result was that three lodges were formed, of which two had since died. As one who had long experience of the lodge system, he was of opinion that they would become an entire failure. In the Rhondda Valley, whatever might be said, they had an excellent or- ganization and a thoroughly perfect one—an organisation which had, during the past year, paid £2,000 in strike pay, and possessed a district de- fence fund to be counted not by hundreds, but by thousands of pounds. All this had been done with the insignificant payment of 2d. per month. Many of the collieries, too, had funds of £600 and upwards. Could the supporters of the lodge system show such excellent results ? Mr. Isaac Evans said he had no wish to prolong the debate, for he feared not much good would result from it. What they ought to do was not to ridicule this or that district, but to "try to bring forward some practical scheme whereby their organisation might be improved. (Hear, hear.) He was pleased, and he Was sure the whole of South Wales was pleased, te hear that the Rhondda Valley had such an excellent organisa- tion—(hear, hear)—but he would not be afraid to compare the lodge system with theirs. What he strongly felt was that where the voluntary system was in vogue they went with much cleaner hands to their employers. (Hear, hear.) (The Chairman: No, no.) It was remarked there the previous day that where moneys were kept in the offices the colliery clerks were paid Is. in the £ for stopping this money. (Mabon Not in the Rhondda). I don't know where, (Cries, In Mountain Ash," and some commotion, which Mr. D. Morgan attempted to quell.) Mr. Evans, pro- ceeding I have not said where, neither do I care, but my candid opinion is if such is the case it is not the best system. I don't know much of the system, bu'j it has never been adopted by us. I say it is not impossible to work South Wales hy- lodges. It was said it would be more expensive. That is quite true but there was greater freedom where introduced. He said he and his friend. Mr. Morris, the secretary of his district, had heard it distinctly said by a Rhondda workman that if they did not allow their moneys to be kept back in the offices they were sent adrift. (Mabon It is a lie.) He did not think it was advisable for that Conference to say what this or that district should do. They advocated Home Rule, and let them give each district Home Rule on the question. (Hear, hear.) Mr. Evan Jones (Mountain Ash) explained that the payment to the colliery clerk in Mountain Ash was a. voluntary and notacompulsory oae. The Vice-Chairman feared that the spirit of the Conference was not such as to secure a good organisation, as such was impossible without a friendly feeling. He failed to see why they could not in a friendly manner discuss the question whether keeping moneys in the office was con- sistent with the principles of Trades Unionism. (" No.") That was his opinion, and it was dero- gatory to go and ask this favour from their employers. (Mabon We don't consider it so.") ^Mr. E. Jones (Mountain Ash) said that he must distinctly tell the Conference that the Rhondda delegates were not piepared to discuss the lodge question, as it was not on the agenda. Councillor Jones, Mountain Ash, moved as an amendment :— That. in consideration of the different methods adopted in the various districts, this Conference suggest that each district adopt its own method of bringing about a better financial position. Mr. P. D. Rees thereon said it was evident to him that the Rhondda people were determined to have their own way. (Hear, hear, and uproar.) Their talk and promise of a better organisation was all a fraud on their fellow-workmen. (No. no.) He said yes, and the sooner they took steps to join some other organisation, which knew how to pro- tect the rights of their members, the better. The Chairman said they had on the previous dav done something. They had decided on having a guarantee fund of L's. per member, which, for the Rhondda Valley, would mean £1.400. He trusted they would not be sentimental, but try to be prac- tical. The closing remarks of Mr. Isaac Evans had pointed a way out of the difficulty by allowing each district to decide for itself how to form a de- fence fund. Had not the Rhondda district a right to its own views Allow me," he said, to claim this much of credit for the Rhondda district. If it were not for the Rhondda district, there would not be a thread upon thread of this Federation left." Mr. P. D. Rees It is not worth keeping to- gether. The Chairman With every respect to Mr. F. Daniel Rees and all others who would build UD an Association to-day and burn it on the following day, it had been of great worth, and would be again when these futile attempts were over. (Hear, hear.) Did they understand the result of the recent ballot all alike It had been blown in silver trumpets up and down the land as a grand victory of the Sliding-scale over the Federation. Perhaps too much had been made of this but what was the object of the grand organisation which was to be formed according to some speakers.' It seemed to be to help to fight the employers and compel them to make an agree- ment. If that was the object, he thought it was useless. His opinion was that such organisation could do much to maintain an agreement when formed. (Hear, hear.) If they believed the vic- tory attained by the recent ballot was to fight the employers at the end of the year, they were quite justified in leading that room at once. He con- sidered the victory was a declaration on the part of the miners of South Wales and Monmouthshire in favour of the principle of the Sliding-scale as against that of the Federation. After some further discussion, in which Mr. Alfred Onions and others took part, the motion of Mr. Clements was agreed to, subject to some verbal alteration whereby the resolution came as a re- commendation only. FINING ROYALTIES. Councillor D. Morgan, in moving a resolution in favour of the abolition of royalties, said he wanted in the first place to remove a prejudice which existed on this question. It had been said that in advocating the abolition of royalties they were advocating the cause of the employers. No doubt it would benefit the colliery owners, but the workmen would derive the greatest benefit; for at present the coal owners when they met their repre- sentatives on the Sliding-scale one of the arguments always used was that the cost of production was too high to enable them to grant any increase in wages. Now, if they could get this cost reduced by say 9d. or lOd. per ton they could demand the bulk of this for lhe workmen. Referring to the wayleaves he pointed out that in this district he knew of half nn acre of land over which the out- put of a colliery passed. This half acre of ground was not worth 5s. a year, whereas now the owner received £500 in the shape of wayleaves. (Shame.) Mr. Isaac Evans briefly seconded, and pointed out how the landowners had taken over the minerals, which had always belonged, up to a few centuries ago, to the State. If they could not got the royalties abolished, they should go in tor reducing it, and put it on a Sliding-scale prin- ciple. The Chairman said that, as the time for adjourn- ment for dinner had come, they would cleave the question open until the afternoon. The only point on which they would differ, doubtless, would be as how far abolition of the royalties would improve the status of the working classes or would it not be better to reduce it, and have it changed by a Sliding-scale principle, and taxed for local and Imperial purposes. He would wish an addendum added to the resolution, stating what to do with the Royalties when they would be abolised. If this were not done he feared the foreigners would gain the greatest advantage from the proposal. After dinner, Mr. W. Abraham, M.P., having left, Mr. D. Morgan occupied the chair, and Mr. Isaac Evans the vice-chair. A further discussion took place, and the resolution was unanimously agreed to. Mr. J. Davies, Hirwain, proposed that it be made a test question at all Parliamentary elections. After considerable discussion this was withdrawn in favour of a motion proposed by Councillor Isaac Evans to enter into negotiations with the other mining districts in the United Kingdom to hold a joint Conference to consider the question. COMPULSORY ARBITRATION. Councillor Isaac Evans proposed a resolution in favour of the appointment of compulsory arbitra- tion by the State. This was seconded by Mr. Morris, the secretary of the Neath district. Mr. Alfred Onions moved that, in the opinion of this conference, it was premature to express a collective opinion on the question, but recom- mended each district to discuss it fully as early as possible. A lengthy discussion followed, during which a number of questions were suggested as to the diffi- culties which would ensue if a penalty was inflicted upon either the employers or the work- men if they declined to accept the result of the arbitrations. Ultimately Mr. Evans modified his resolution, but still included in his resolution a clause pledging the meeting in favour of the principle. Mr. Onions, therefore, pressed his ¡ amendment, the voting being as follows :— For Mr. Onions'amendment 29 For Mr. Evans'motion 11 The meeting closed with the usual vote of thanks. COLLIERS' MEETING AT BEDW AS. j A well-attended meeting of the Bryngwvn Colliery workmen was held at the Royal Oak on Monday evening, presided over by Mr. Abraham Hares.—The Chairman, being the colliery repre- sentative upon the Executive Council of the Caerphilly Miners: Association, stated that the members of this colliery are requested to support certain workmen financially that may be on strike about the end of the present month—Mr. Lewis Miles then gave a report of the South Wales and Monmouthshire Colliery Workmen's Federation Conference held this week at Aber- dare, and stated that the guaranteee fund of 2s. per member to the Association was adopted by the Conference, as was a suggestion to amalgamate the districts in the Rhymney Valley and the Glanhowy district, so as to form one strong Associ- ation to be connected with the general body of miners.—This proposition was hailed with satisfac- tion, and it is trusted that the various sections will combine before the end of the year. COLLIERY ENGINEMEN'S ASSOCIATION. A joint meeting of the Executive Committee of the Monmouthshire and South Wales Colliery Enginemen, Stokers, and Outside Fitters' General Association and representatives on the Conciliation Board, was held on Tuesday at the Black Lion Hotel, Cardiff, Mr. W. Whitcombe presiding. The object of the meeting was to receive an answer from the secretary of the Coalowner's Association with reference to a proposed meeting of the Con- ciliation Board, which consists of representatives of employers and employed. Mr. W. G. Dalziel wrote that the committee appointed by the Coal- owners' Association to confer with the representa- tives of the enginemen and stokers had agreed to hold a joint meeting on Saturday afternoon next, at the Angel Hotel, Cardiff. There are proposals on the part of the men to bring about an entirely new standard, of wages in the several districts These proposals were submitted to the employers in May last.
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