Births, Carriages, Deaths. BIRTH. MAT.—August. 24th, at 6, Barry Dock-road, Barry, the wife of J. Carlyon May, of a son. MARRIAGE. WLLLTAMS—CURTIS.—By licence, on August 31, at the Parish Church, Rhvmpey, by the Rev. Canon Evans, R.D., vicar, assisted hy his curates, the Revs. J. A. Davies, B.A., and D. E. Owen, B.A.. Alfred E. Williams, of The Cottage, Cardiff, third son of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Williams, Tyncwydd, Cadoxton, to Martha E., third daughter of Mr. John Curtis. merchant, Rhymney. DEATH. MtixDAY.—On the 1st September, 1891, at Abbey Wood, Kent, of heart disease, Susan, the beloved wife of Mr. W. Munday, late of 29, Harvey-street, Cadoxton, in the 60th year of her age. Deeply regretted.—In Memoriam.
ROUND THE TOWNS. [BY MR. GAD-ABOUT.] L General Lee is an enthusiastic chess player. I hear some more moonlight flits are being con- templated. Canon Allen and the Bishop of Llandaff were boys together." ;1: Dr. Neale and Mr. Matthews (late of Fontigary) cl have returned from their holidays. ::< The wet weather on Saturday spoiled a very jolly little excursion to Lundy Island. The King William the Fourth Lodge of Buffaloes are a very hospitable and jovial set of men. Another burglary at Barry Dr. Neale's books on Sanitary Science have been stolen. And at this time, too! You may always be sure of hearing some good songs well sung at the Buffallo Lodge festivals in the district. A local tradesman has an excellent Parisian story to tell. There's a cab and a yellow-leafed" Church in it. Dr. Livingstone is said to be the best draughts player in the district, though he is run very close by the Rector of Cadoxton. Mr. E. Williams, the Victoria Hotel, is to be the starter at some races which will be held near his native place in Maesteg next week. The consecration of the new Mission Church at Holton will not take place for a time as the Bishop of the Diocese is away on his holidays. Mr. Hoddinott's unknown song at the 1 Buffalo dinner proved itself to be one in the senti- ments of which I can heartily agree. The proportion of deaths in Barry in August was the lowest yet known—7 per 1.000. Most of the doctors were away on their holidays. Mr. Councillor Hughes is a pattern chairman. the manner in which he fulfilled the duties of the chair at the BuS dinner being perfection. Dean Owen. of St. Asaph, has arranged to enter upon his duties as principal of St. David's College, Lampeter, at the beginning of next Michaelmas term. The only thing at the Holton Mission Church of which I must complain is the ventilation. I hope speedy steps- will be taken to remedy this defect. The three young ladies I saw on the dock last Saturday evening about nine o'clock, seemed- to enjoy the parting kiss with their ••gentleman friend." How are the mighty fallen Little boys on Friday night played football in that most melan- choly and deserted thoroughfare, Main-street, Cadoxton. sic Many will be interested to know that the steam- ship Leo. which carried out to Russia Dr. Talmage's wheat for the starving peasantry, left Barry Dock last Thursday morning. The meeting of the Parliamentary Committee of the Local Board held on Friday night was supposed to be private. Yet. next morning a report of it appeared. Who blabbed I thought on Sunday morning, when I heard Mr. Jones-Lloyd reading the lessons at the new Holton- road Mission Church that it was a very good union of the law and the prophets. ::i: The collection undertaken by the Buffalo Club in aid of the widow and children of the boatman Ainsley. who was drowned a little time ago, already exceeds the sum of £15. The second anniversary of the Seamen's Mission at Barry Dock was celebrated on Monday last, and the proceedings, which were most pleasant and enjoyable, passed off without a hitch. Wanted, Literature, stale and fresh, in parcels, large or small, by Captain Sharpies for presenta- tion to seamen on their departure from Barry Dock.-Address, Seamen's Institute. Barry Dock. Mr. Edward Davies, the managing director of the Barry Company, is expected to be present at the annual dinner of the David Davies Lodge of Oddfellows, which will shortly be held at Cadoxton. # # Mr. James Hulbert has been appointed agent in this district for the Merthyr and Dowlais Building Society. Mr. Hulbert is well known at Merthyr as the Rhymer," and I shall, at a future date be enabled to present readers with a few of his skits. # One cannot refrain from remarking, after reading Captain Sharpies' report, that the work carried on by the dock missionary has been as successful as it is worthy, although, I am sorry to state, not financially. If any of my readers want to lighten their pockets there is no cause more worthy of their sympathy than this. New brooms sweep clean The only members who attended the School Board meeting on Monday night, besides the Chairman, were Dr. Lloyd- Edwards and Mr. J. Rees, the two new members. They shaped well on that occasion, and seem likely to be excellent members. 9k Mr. Joshua, in his speech at the temperance meeting on Tuesday evening, said that whilst in Cardiff he had occasion one night to fetch a doctor at three o'clock in the morning." This was followed by Alderman Ebenezer Beavan remarking, that he would say a few words before he began his speech." Dr. Neale tells some fine yarns of his recent shooting expedition in Scotland. He and another gun one day killed 70 brace of grouse, and the hares killed were so plentiful that the gillies had to leave most of them to rot on the mountains. At least, so the genial doctor says. Well, I am a bit of a Ahem # I am glad to see Barry to the fore in Oddfellow- ship. For the D.M. of the Cardiff United Order of Oddfellows, Mr. S. A. Williams, has been nominated by four lodges for theD.D.M., Mr. E. Lewis by two lodges, and Mr. T. Ewbank. the popular secretary of the Cadoxton Branch, has been nominated for the post of delegate by two lodges. At a shop a short distance from the Royal 1, Hotel, where a bailiff was put in on a distress war- rant, some lively scenes were witnessed a few days since. The bailiff was coaxed downstairs to have a tasty snack, and whilst he was gone a fur- niture van was brought around and a considerable portion of the goods put-in and sent away. Itr does not say much for the manliness of a considerable number of men who were spectators considerable number of men who were spectators of the brutal assault on Acting Sergeant Ben Davies on Saturday night, that they did not pre- vent his assailant from ill-treating him in the manner he did when the sergeant lay on the ground senseless and unable to defend himself. A very pitiable story was told to the magistrates at the Penarth Police Court on Monday by a man charged with soliciting alms. The Bench inflicted a fine of 2s. 6d., and Mr. Ephraim Harris, Penarth, with thoughtful kindness, paid the fine. This is the second case in which Mr. Harris has thought- fully come to the rescue in the other case, which occurred a short time ago, he paid a fine of 8s. for a poor fellow. It will go hard with a certain well-known local character, who has been lately seen too often with a Wenvoe widow, if the ladies of Holme-street and Foster-street get hold of him. He has had a tussle with one lady already, and though he came off victor then, the half-dozen brawny damsels that were waiting for him at the bottom of Vere-street on Thursday afternoon will make short work of him. Beware of the widows, Sammy my boy." A rather amusing incident took place at the Leys last week. A bailiff to a well-known captain residing at Channel-view was out in his master's field, and he saw the captain and a friend approach- ing the field with a bottle of something which he thought at the very least would be whisky. The sight of the bottle made our friend feel thirsty, and he asked for a drink, which was at once granted him. The bottle went up to his lips, and the liquid down the bailiff's throat. In a, short space of timea most intense look of disgust overspread his countenance, and instead of whisky he found he had been drinking something else. Dang it," said he. why didn't you tell me what was in the bottle Because," was the rejoiner, I thought if linseed oil was good for old horses it must be good for old men, too A correspondent writes There is a long-felt want in the quoiting world, that is, to introduce weekly interesting and chatty items, with a fair and impartial criticism upon the various events occurring in quoiting circles. Qoiting has never met with the attention it richly merits, the main reason being the utter lack of organisation in the Union, which is demoralising the clubs. The pre- sent association is totally inadequate to cope with the work. Steps should be taken at once to amend or reform that body, or establish a powerful associa- tion more enthusiastic in furthering the welfare of the game and remedying the effects so glaring and detrimental to the sport. Several of the leading clubs are about to adopt a uniform costume. It is time that quoiters should arouse themselves, and al- though behind, by a little exertion would easily place themselves on an equal footing with their more formidable brocher sportsmen." — I quite agree with him, and as we have already about the strongest quoit team in \Yrales at Barry, and will have "another next year at Cadoxton, why not set the example at once here CORRESPOXDEXCE. Dear Mr. Gad-About,-I hear that the Health Committee of the Barry Local Board complain that dead sheep and horses are left about in empty houses and quarries. It is a hard thing, but a true one, to say that the wicked children of the j district are to blame in some cases. One sheep of mine was driven by these cruel demons into an cmpby house, and locked in there. I knew nothing of the poor creature's fate till it was too late when I found her she had been starved to death. —Yours &c., H. B. Cadoxton. Dear Mr. Gad-About,-After hearing about them poor sheep, the Mews fel on me and I composed these few lines which are my first go at Potry, and which I hope will reech you in as good helth I as they leeve me at present.—I am. yours kc., THE OFFIS BOY. In the empty homes of Cadoxton I Were found some sheep deceased I doubt if here aught is left That hasn't been welljleaceJ. WIL D GEESE. Weep for the brave—the brave that are no more Weep for the "geese," who've sought another shore Deserted are the haunts they knew so well. The empty bars too plain a tale they tell! No more of mighty" bool11s" shall we now hear, Which at once roused a mighty hope and fear Gone, too, are now those wond'rous syndicates, Whose Ten per cent. seemed mightier than the fates Gone are those fortunes won in one short night 1 Without an effort and without a fight. The pond'rous safes which of tine" specs could tell Were also gone when De Barri's hammer fell Weep for the brave—the men of pulsing hope. Who flew on wings where others dared but grope Who never faltered in their daring flight, Till they were lost for ever to our sight. Fain would they have climbed, but they feared no fall, And on one daring venture staked their all. Right noble men, they chose the better part, For their own hand they fought with skill and art. They failed their daring on themselves recoils, And hungry jackals now divide the spoils. [ Yet nobler is, I wean, the part they played, Who chased their prey like lions though they failed, Than the mangy jackals that sit and grin O'er that which lions lost their lives to win. Barry Dock. BAUDD CWSG. Dear Mr. Gad-About.—Last Saturday I was travelling from Cogan by the 10.3 train to Barry, and in the same compartment with myself were two young swells who were very lively, having been indulging a little too much, and who gave vent to their feelings in language that would have put in the shade a Billingsgate fishwoman. This lasted till they arrived at Dinas Powis, at which place one said to the other, This is where the champion sprinter came from." The other asked "Who. and he said, "Why. Seward." He then enumerated all his wonderful performances, but he vvfis soon taken down by a young man who was seated in the corner of the carriage who said to the one who was listening to the description of a race, But he was beaten by Taylor, of Gloucester;" at which the friend of Seward's fired up," and said What do you know about it. The unknown gave as an answer, 1; Seward was beaten off the scratch' by Taylor in Cardiff a few weeks ago." The toff contradicted him, and was willing to bet any money that Seward had never been beaten out of Wales and- offered a sovereign for a bet, which the unknown said he would take three times, or he would give 3 to 1 that Seward was beaten in Cardiff. By this time we had reached Cadoxton. and the unknown going to alight, the toff said, "If you mean business you can see me at the Barry Dock Refreshment- rooms any time." I also think you will find that Seward was beaten off the scratch by Taylor in the Cardiff United Sports held at the Sophia Gardens Park, Cardiff, about six weeks ago.-I am. yours truly, LISTENER.
ANNUAL DINNER OF THE BARRY FOOTBALL CLUB. On Wednesday night last the Barry Football Club held their second annual dinner at the Barry Hotel, Barry. Mr. J. S. Robinson occupied the chair, and among the others present were- Vice-president, Mr- W. H. Morgan (Lloyd's Bank), Mr. J. Hosgood (vice-president), Messrs. A. Mederoft (captain), J. Davies (vice-captain), D. Farr, J. Davies, H. Jones (hon. sec.), A. Ree", F. John, James Porter, John Porter, C. Taylor, Griffiths, T. Morris, J. Jones, Dunny, W. Murphy, T. Sanders, S. Attwell, Thomas Rutter, G. Clements, S. Williams, etc. After an excellent spread had been disposed of Mr. W. H. Morgan proposed The Football Club," and said he did not know until that evening that he had been elected a vice-president of the club, so that they could not expect a first-rate speech, which he might have given them if he had known it a few months ago. (Laughter.) However, he was very pltased to be connected with them—(hear, hear)—and whatever he could do in the way of coaching—he had given over all kinds of running, except running into debt — (laughter) — as he was an old footballer, perhaps the advice he could give might be worth following. (Hear, hear.) He thought the secret of a good football club lay in having a good second fifteen to the back—(hear, hear)-and it was the dutv of every member of the club to do all in his power to push forward the interests of the club. He coupled with the toast the name of their excellent andpopilar captain, Mr. Medcroft. (Applause.) Mr. Mederoft, in responding, said Mr. Morgan had greatly honoured him, and he was pleased, indeed, with the nice things he had said about the Barry Club, which he hoped would prove itself worthy of those compliments by endorsing the advice of an experienced footballer like Mr. Morgan. (Applause.) He hoped the club would be better in the ensuing season than the last, and, as they had some first-class fixtures, they would have plenty of chance to show what they were made of. The Chairman then called upon Mr. J. H. Evans for the song, Every bullet has its billet," which was vociferously encored. Mr. J. Davies afterwards gave an excellent step-dance, which was greatly applauded. Mr. J. Mederoft rose to propose the toast of the President," who had always so readily rendered every asistance to both football and cricket clubs. There was no need of saying mnre as it was well known how high he stood in the opinion of all present. (Hear hear.) Mr. D. Farr gave an excellent rendering of I- The White Squall." The Chairman, in responding to the toast of The President," said his father desired him to express his regret at not being able to be present that evening, but he wished them every success. (Hear, hear.) He (the chairman'f was very pleased at being asked to take the chair in the absence of the President, and heartily wished them well. Mr. Jones gave Maggie Murphy's Home." and Mr. W. H. Morgan gave Enniscorthy," after which a vote of thanks with musical honours was awarded Air. J. Rees, the last year's captain. Then Mr. James Porter sang, Here on my beat." Other toasts were The Press," proposed by Mr. Porter, Our Host, and Hostess," proposed by Mr. D. Farr, and" The Chairman." The following songs were also sung Old Kent Road," Mr. W. H. Morgan; Encore," Mr. Murphy; "The Diver," Mr. D. Farr, &c.
LEWIS'S PECTORAL BALSAM did me a wonder- ful amount of good. It relieved my cough instantly — Is. lkd per bottle.
BRITISH ARCHAEOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION. THE ANNUAL CONGRESS IN CARDIFF. The members of the British Archaeological Association went on Friday on the fifth excursion during their present session at Cardiff, and were favoured with splendid weather. A party of about 65 ladies and gentlemen assembled in West- gate-street between nine and ten o'clock in the forenoon, and. having taken their places in brakes, were driven by way of Canton, Ely. and St. Lythan's, through a pretty tract of country. Be- tween 11 and 12 they alighted and inspected the Maesyfelin Cromlech, and the larger one. the St. Nicholas Cromlech. near by, where Mr. Franklen Evans, J.P.. F.R.A.S., read a short paper on those remains. He stated that they were burial mounds from which the earth had been cleared away. The St. Nicholas Cromlech. which was inspected by the company with much interest, is said to have the largest top stone of any in Great Britain, it being 24ft. 5in. in extreme length, and 13ft. 2in. in ex- treme breadth, the height of the interior being about 5ft. Leaving St. Nicholas, the visitors proceeded to Llancarfan Church, an account of which was given by Councillor O. II. Jones. J.P.. Fonmon Castle, who said the church was dedicated to St. Cattog the wise (Cattwg Ddoeth), particulars of whose life had been published by the Welsh MSS. Society, under the title of Vita S. Cadoci." in The Lives of the Cambro-British Saints." The site of the original monastery appeared to have been, not at Llancarfan, as some supposed, but at Llanv ithen. not far distant. The building consists of a nave, chancel, western tower, with the south aisle the whole length of the building, and a south porch. The architectural features of Llancarfan Church are exceptionally attractive. The chancel arch (Transitional Norman) is probably the ear- liest part of the building, and is supposed to have been designed by Walter de Mebbs in the reign of Henry II. The carved heads are curious ones. having a crown with three jh-nr de lit. and the windows on the south side are decorated. Parts of this quaint little building date back to the fifth cen- tury. It was there that the School <;f St. Cadoc was founded, and the kinglets of South Wales sent their sons to be educated. A monastery which at one time existed near it has been destroyed, but the abbot's house has been pretcy well preserved, and there are some documents issued by an aboot of Llancarfan still extant, mostly at Oxford. Place, but no halts were made. Leaving Llancarfan. the company proceeded in the direction of Llantwit-Major, and passed over an old Roman road, the Via Julia Maritime. The next places visited were St. Athan's Church and Boverton Llantwit-Major was reached an hour or so after- wards, the route being by way of St. Athan's Church and Boverton, where they crossed the line of the Old I in Julia Jf/iritivur. The famous church and the remarkably-inscribed crosses were inspected, under the direction of Mr. John Sorrie. curator of the Cardiff Museum, and Mr. Iltyd Xichol. F.S.A., The Ham. the latter reviewing the various antiquities connected therewith. Luncheon was partaken of at the Cross Keys, and, leaving Llantwit-Major, the visitors drove past Gileston. Church, and reached Fonmon Castle about five o'clock. The castle, Mr. O. H. Jones said. was one of the earliest in the county, built, probably, about a century after the Norman Conquest. The keep is considered to be one of early English date, pre- sumably the twelfth century, towards the end of the reign of Henry II. In 1654 an ancester of Mr. Jones (Colonel Phillip Jones) came into posses- sion of the castle. Colonel Jones prominently identified himself on the Parliamentary side during the Civil Wars, and was one of the fore- most of Oliver Cromwell's officers who fought in the Battle of St. Fagan's, when Colonel Houghton was defeated. A noteworthy fact in connection with Fonmon Castle is that it has only been in the hands of two branches of the family ever since it was built, and has never been unoccupied. A hearty vote of thanks, on the motion of Mr. W. \V yon. chief engraver of the National Mint, was passed to Mr. Oliver Jones for his interesting description. A number of ancient deeds of antiquarian history were also viewed by the com- pany at Fonmon Castle. Tea was then partaken of, by the kind invitation of Mr. Jones, and, leaving Fonmon, the company drove homewards through Porthkerry Park, arriving at Barry shortly before eight o'clock. Near the ruins of Barry Castle, Mr. J. Storrie, Curator of Cardiff Museum, read a paper on the Roman villa near Llantwit-Major, which had been left over from the preceeding evening. Mr. Storrie showed photo- graphs of the excavations which he made on his own account, and described the finds of skeletons. urns containing human remains, a tesselated floor, remains, of a Roman bath, &c. He had. however, been prevented from pursuing the search by the lady who owned the ground, no reason being given. He expressed the hope that the time had come when the reason would be definitely stated, so that all grounds of objection might be cleared away and the work resumed by some one. as there was a strong feeling in South Wales that it should be prosecuted. It was desirable that they shouM know what is in the villa, and what might be learned of the Roman occupation of that part of the country, of which the only reliable record seems to be amongst the ruins. The company afterwards repaired to the railway station at Barry, there being no time left to visit the docks, &c., at that place as intended, and. having joined several carriage on the eight o'clock train (kindly placed at the disposal of the association for the occasion), the visitors returned to Cardiff by rail, ria Cogan. In the evening, at the Town-hall. Cardiff. Mr. A. C. Fryer, Ph. D., M.A., read an interesting paper on Llantwit-Major. a Fifth Century University and Mr. J. Romily Allen, F.S.A. Scot., read an in- structive paper on The Early Christian Monu- ments of Glamorganshire." Each paper was afterwards discussed by the members present.
ARCHAEOLOGISTS IN THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN. rBY PELAGIUS]. The members of the British Archaeological Association which held its annual meetings this year at Cardiff, made two excursions through the Vale. The first on Tuesday week. when the route chosen was through Ely, St. Nicholas, thence to Llantrythyd, which was the first ruin inspected. Llantrythyd place and the Church were carefully examined. The old place is fast becoming a thing of the past. What seemed the most attractive spot to the distinguished visitors was two monu- ments in the Church. The first under a niche on the north wall was a recumbent figure with hands folded in prayer, head tonsured resting on square pillows the other is an altar-tomb with mural appendages, representing Sir Anthony Mansel and Elizabeth, his wife. The estate of Llantrythyd was one of the small portions given by Robert Fitzhamon t3 some of the old Welsh families when he conquered Morganwg. This estate was given to Hywel ap Jestyn, and not as said by a local contemporary to Madawc ap Jestyn. Madawc was given the Rhuthyn estate. Driving to Cowbridge luncheon was partaken of at the Bear Hotel, and after lunch the Church was viewed. But Leland, who travelled through South Wales in the beginning of the 16th century, tells us in his Itinerary that the Church of Llan- blethian, or as he writes it Llanlithian is the head parish church. The party next examined the old wall of Cowbridge, the only portion now in a fair state of preservation being a small portion to the south-west of the town. Leland tells us that the wall was three-quarters of a mile long, with three gates on the north, the east, the west, and Porte Meline, by South Cowbridge, was fortified by Robert Sancwintin about A.D. 10D0. He also built the Castle of Llanblethian, or, as it is now called, St. Quintins Castle, which was the next place examined by the visitors. This castle was twice destroyed by the Welsh, as Sir Robert was no favourite with the Welsh—less so than any other of the Norman Lords (which is saying a good deal), for it is said that he gave them no lands in Frank pledge as the others did. The only portion now remaining to show its former strength and glory is a fine gateway. Leaving the castle of St. Quintins the party crossed the river Thaw or Dawen for Llanmihangel, which is a fine specimen of the old Welsh manor houses, and is one of the few now inhabited. The present tenant is Mr. William Jenkins. Over the fire-place in the panelled room there is a fiat Tudor arch. having six Coats of Arms above it. Mr. Illtyd Bond Nicholl (The Ham) gave an admirable description of the heraldic devices. Leland tells us that James Thomas, who dwelt at Lanviengle, as he writes the name, was a gentleman of note. From Llanmihangel the party drove to Flem- ingstone to visit the shrine of old lolo Morganwg. Here again is another of the old Welsh Manor Houses which is inhabited. The present tenant is Mr. D. Jenkins, whose family has lived here for generations. Leaving the village, which takes its name from Fleming, who was lord of it, and was descended from one of the thirteen peers of Glamorganshire, the distinguished visitors next halted at Beaupre Castle. This castle was owned by Llewellyn Conan, then by Robert ap Sisyllt, Welsh chieftains. The English name for Sisyllt is Cecil, and it was one of that name that sold it to the Bassets, of St. Hilary, an old family descend- ing from Sir Thurston de Bassett, who was Grand Falconer to William the First. The portion of the castle that is in the best preservation is in the Renaissance style, namely, the porch and gate- way. The porch is said to be built by one Gwilym Twrch, a native of Coity. who spent some time in Italy. The name Beaupre, from the Nor- man Beau-pre — fair meadow — is descrip- tive of the spot and the place is well worth the notice- of the antiquarian. It was in 11;81 that a Gorsedd y Beirdd was held at Beaupre Castle, under the patronage of Sir Richard Bassett. The Welsh name for Beaupre. and indeed a literal translation of the word Beaupre is Maes Essyllt. The aforementioned Gwilym Twrch. or as it is sometimes written, Risiart Twrch. who was a celebrated architect, was driven by a love affair to become a wanderer for 20 years in Italy and other parts of Europe, and the architecture bears evidence of the wanderer's liking for the Italian style of architecture. After a short visit to St. Hilary, the party returned to Cardiff, highly pleased with their long day's outing. On Friday the members took an open tour in the Vale. Passing through St. Lytlians. the first halt was at St. Nicholas, were Mr. F. G. Evans. F.R.A.S.. read a paper descriptive of the cromlech of that place, which, he said. possessed one of the largest top stones in Great Britain. Lancarvan was next visited, and an interesting account of the place was given by Mr. O. H. Jones. J.P., Fonmon Castle. The school, or monastery, established here by St. Cadocus, was one of the first in Great Britain, the other two being the one at Llan illtyd. under St. Iltutus, and the one at Henllan, under Dubricius. Some say that it was at Llanvithen the school was first established, but Sir Edward Stradling—no mean authority—gives the Inertly as at Lancarvan. Cadocus (Cattwg Ddoeth) was a contemporary of St. Iltutus. They, together with Dubricius and Mauritius, a king of the country, were brought up and educated at St. Germanus. It was in the plain of Lancarvan that the Glamorgan bards some time held their Gorsedd. The"cylch" where the ancient Gorseddau were held were also called Llan, which meant an enclosure, hence perllan—an orchard gwinllan—a vineyard ydlan—a cornyard. xc.. vVc. Perlawr partas mown glas glog, Yn LLtnaidd a Meithonog. D. AP GWILYM. The chancel arch (transitional Norman) is probably the oldest part of the church, and is said to be from designs of Walter de Map, in the reign of irtmryll. Leaving Lancarvan. the party drove past the site of East Orchard Castle, en route for Llantwit Major. The Castle of East Orchard is situate on the river Thaw, about miles from the port of Aberthaw. and. together with the Oastle of West Orchard. was built by the Berkerolles family to defend two celebrated orchards, one of them, the best. was destroyed by Ivor Bach. Rogerus de Berkerolles was one the twelve Norman Knights between whom Robert Fitzhamon apportioned Glamorgan, and East Orchard was the portion given to him. The pro- per name of the castle is Norehete Castle, and was inhabited by one of the Stradlings when Leland visited the Vale of Glamorgan, into whose posses- sion it came by marriage. One of them had married Gwenllian. sister and heiress of Sir Lawrence Berkerolles, in 1411. Henry I. paid a visit to the Orchards. It was into this castle that Owen Gleiidower came disguised as a harper, anxious to ascertain the feeling of the country. Sir Lawrence spoke violently of Owen, and ex- pressed a. wish to have him in his clutches. On the departure of the harper next morning he pro- duced his seal, which so frightened Sir Lawrence that he lost his power of speech for the remainder of his life. Through Sc. Athan the route lay within a stone throw of the site of west Norehete Castle, but only a few mounds now mark the spot. The next place of interest passed through was Boverton, the Bovium of the Romans, where there was a station on the Julia Strata. Herein was a castle of Jestyn ap Gwtgan, and after him the Fitzhamon family. A respected townsman, and one who has benefittco. the town of Llantwit- Major by erecting at his own expense our splendid Town-hall clock. The late Mr. Wm. Thomas, of Ivy House, used to remark that Robert Fitzhamon showed his sense by keeping the Manor of Boverton. the most fertile in Glamorgan unto himself A.D. 1.216. John. King of England, having escaped to Wales concealed himself for six months at Boverton-place, under the tdiu-t of Gerald Fitzalan. In driving to Llantwit, about 300 yards from the village of Boverton, the party crossed the old Roman road, the via Julia Maritima. known locally as the Causeway. After luncheon at the Cross Keys, the ancient Church was visited. Mr. Storrie and Mr. Illtyd B. Nicholl acting as guides. Mr. Xicholl gave a review of the various antiquitus of this place. This Church is full of antiquities. First, there is the Lodge Chapel, 40Jft. long next. the old Church, 64ft. lastly, the modern Church. 98ft. by 58, erected by Richard Neville. Lord of Glamorgan, temp—Henry 1. I am aware that over this anti- quarians diirer.and many will remember, when the R.A.S. Society visited Llantwit some 18 years ago. the controversy between Professor Freeman and the late Mr. William Thomas, Ivy House, a local antiquarian of note. The professor attempted to prove that the so-called modern church was in fact the oldest part of the building, and relied on the style of architecture of the windows to prove that fact. when he was suddenly interrupted by the old gentleman. Mr. Thomas, with the remark. You know nothing about it, sir." The distin- guished party stood aghast; at the interruption, and the Marquis of Bute, walking up to the old sage, invited him up the steps of the old cross to explain himself, which he readily did in his forcible and graphic style. Turning to Mr. Freeman, he said. If you were a practical builder like myself you could see that the upper portion of the east church was built last by the stone work, the connection with the tower proving that it was impossible for the east to have been built after the west, or old church, and the windows on which you lay so much stress are plain to any common mason inserted in the building after it was erected, and evidently fixed there to be preserved from some building going to ruin." It is right to men- tion that old Iolo. who was a practical stone mason, as well as a diligent student of antiquity, was of the same opinion as Mr. Thomas. Close by thecliurch, to the north, is the site of St. Iltutus's school, or monastery. David Xicholls, Esq.. Lan- maes—an ancestor of Mr. Nicholl, who acted as guide at Llantwit—wrote a very minute account of the rise and fall of this college, and lolo transcribed the same from Mr. Nicholl's manuscripts, 1729. I do not know if ,the MSS. are still preserved. From Mr. Nicholls I learn that in 560 a great gathering took place in this Church to conclude a peace between King Morcant and Trix. his ifhcle. Amongst the many Abbots of Llantwit, we find Piro, Kennit, Samson, Elvaid, Elquidd, Gwrhavot, Tomre, Elised, &c. Bishop Patarntis was first bishop if Llantwit. and after that of St. Padarnus in Car- diganshire. After turning the brakes towards home the party visited Fonmon Castle. This structure is of great extent, and in good preserva- tion. As your readers know, it is now inhabited by Mr. O. H. Jones. County Councillor for the Dinas Powis Division it has doubtless been much modernised. Mr. Jones is a descendant of a Parliamentary officer. who fought under Oliver Cromwell, and amongst many valuable pictures in his possession is one of Oliver Cromwell, of which it is said that there is but one other original painting in existence.
MYSTERIOUS CASE OF SUICIDE -A-T,LISWOP-tNEY. About seven p.m. on Sunday last a man named James Willment, in the employ of Mr. Llewellyn Thomas, dealer, Penyhed, found the body of a man in a sitting position in a field near the above village. Willment at once gave information to the police, and on the arrival of the police and the doctor they found a six-chambered revolver near the body, with four of the chambers loaded, with which, it was evident, the unfortunate man had taken his life by discharging one, if not two, of the chambers into his head. It appears that the man arrived by train at Cowbridge on Thursday even- ing. and gave the name of Snell. He took lodgings with Mrs. Davies, widow, and was about 45 years of age, and dressed in a spotted cloth trousers, dark coat and waistcoat. About Mi 6 in gold was found on the body, while at his lodgings was left a yellow portmanteau, containing clothes. An in- quest was held on Wednesday on the body, and a verdict of suicide was returned.
What Mr. Balfour would have done without hife devoted sister to help him during his last six years of arduous Parliamentary duties, it is difficult to say. She has always acted as a sort of guide, philosopher, and friend to him. and in all impor- tant matters was sure to be consulted. She goes through all the newspapers, marking the parar graphs she thinks it would be fit and useful for him to peruse. She is a good writer and a brilliant conversationalist. THE TAFF VALE RAILWAY.—The Taff Vale Railway Company announce that they have discon- tinued running the 3.15 p.m. train (Saturdays excepted) Jrom Penarth to Cardiff (Great Western) and back, and the 6.32 p.m. (Saturday only) frow, Penarth Dock to Ca-diff (Great Western.) <
I BRUTAL ASSAULT ON A CADOXTON POLICEMAN. Shortly after lialf-past nine on Saturday night- a desperate affray took place between drunken fellows and a police officer at Cadoxton. Barry. It appears tha.t Lewis Phillips, living at No. 2, Coigne-terrace. Cadoxton, and two or three other young fellows of very rough appearance returned home from Cardiff by the train which reached Cadoxton about 9.40. On emerging from the station Lewis refused to give up his ticket to the porter, named Harry Lintern, who stood at the- gateway. Lintern followed him outside, and took hold of him for the purpose of detaining hhrm whereupon Phillips. when he was got inside the ticket office, put out his foot and tripped Lintern up with oae foot and kicked him with the other. Phillips (who is a married man with a family >, threw down money, the value of the tickets, and walked away. After Lintern had collected the tickets of the other passengers he weut in search of a policeman, and found Acting-sergeant Ben Davies near the Wenvoe Arms Hotel, and he upon hearing of the affair, went with Lintern in pursuit of the man, catching him in ere-street. Phillips was then in company with a gang- of men. The sergeant demanded his name and address, but lie refused to comply, and requested instead to be furnished with the name and address of Lintern. He also, it is said, again seized the porter violently by the arm. and was proceeding to further assault, him. when Acting-sergeant Davies went to his assistance and got him released. Lintern was advised by the crowd which had assembled to get away, which he did. The police officer was then set upon by the gang, who kicked;him violently on the side of thejhip. rendering him unconscious. The gang also broke his helmet, took his whistle, and tore his uniform. One of them al-o struck him, inflicting a severe gash over one of his eyes. Although such a crowd of people were witnesses of the affair, no material assistance was rendered Acting-sergeant Davies. A man seized hohl of the officer's whistle, but it was knocked out of his hand, and a woman in the crowd, seeing it lying on the ground, picked it up and blew it loudly. Police-constables Charles Boulton, Leyshon Wil- liams. and Thomas Phillips quickly arrived on the spot, having heard the whistle, ana rescued Acting-sergeant Davies, who was lying in the gutter unconscious, from the hands of Phillips. Police-constable Roberts caught hold of the man, but was compelled to let him go, as Phillips was assisted by several of the gang. The men then went off and rei clied the back-yard of a boarding- house at the bottom of Vere-street, Police-con- stable Roberts following in pursuit. Some other constables came up, and a search was made in the yard, and Phillips, who was found behind some boxes, was arrested by Police constable Leyshon Williams and taken to the police-station. The injured officer, who still remained unconscious, was carried into the shop of Messrs. Griffin and Davies, provision merchants, and Dr.Treharne, who was sent for. ordered him to be conveyed home and put to bed. Notwithstanding the unremitting- efforts of Dr. Tceharne, however, Davies continued unconscious and hysterical for hours, and the greatest anxiety was felt during the night as to, the development of his condition. The prisoner Phillips. before coming to Cadoxton, lived in LlaIi- daff. During the week Acting-sergeant Davies has been slowly getting better, and on inquiry at his residence this morning our representative was informed that Acting-sergeant Davies was slowly recovering, and it is probable that he will attend and give evidence at the Penarth Police Court on Monday next. At the Penarth Police Court on Monday, before Mr. Gore (in the chair), and Mr. T. R. Thompson, Lewis Phillips. labourer, was charged with assault- ing Harry Lintern,and Acting-sergeant Ben Davies. —-Air. Handcock appeared to prosecute on behalf of the police.-Harry Lintern. porter in the employ of the Barry Company, stationed at Cadoxton, said that on Saturday evening lie was employed in collecting tickets from the train due at Cadoxton at 9.18 p.m. from Cogan. The prisoner was a. passenger by that train, and witnessed asked him for his ticket as he was leaving the station, and prisoner told him to Ask his b-- mate." There was no one with prisoner, but some more men were coming on behind. He appeared t* have been drinking. but knew what he was about. Witness was standing on the office side of the platform, and to go out persons had to pass him and go through the ticket hall. As prisoner went out of the door lie demanded the fare, and followed him outside the door. He took hold of him and would not loose him for several minutes, and at last suc- ceeded in getting him back to the office. Prisoner threw the fare down on the floor of the office. a-y-cr as witness was passing prisoner put out one of his feet, tripped him up and kicked him on the shin bone of his leg with the other. As he was about to get up defendant struck him on the face witn his fist, and witness warded the olows off with In right arm. Prisoner went away after that, y1, ness went in search of a policeman after he finished his duties, and met Sergeant Ben Davies near the Wenvoe Arms Hotel. Together the went as far as Vere-street, where they saw prisoner. After a considerable amount of trouble, he gave his name and address, wanted to know what they wanted it for. sergeant told him he wanted his name and address for assaulting him (Lintern) at the sta'ioii. After the sergeant had taken his address, prison#" turned round to witness and said. "I'll b do for you. and have your name and address befote, I've done," at the same time taking hold of Wit- ness's wrists. The sergeant freed him from the prisoner after a minute or two's struggle. He then. tried to trip the sergeant up, and made use of his previous expression. He again took hold of the sergeant, and a crowd of people came up. and wit- ness saw no more. The sergeant and prisoner were struggling when be left.-Questioned by the Chaitman, witness said he left because the sergeant told him to do so. Questioned by the prisoner He did not see prisoner's mates.—Police-constable Roberts said he was in Vere-street, and ran down to see what was the matter. There was a crowd of about 200 people there hooting and yelling. He pushed his way through the crowd. and saw Sergeant Davies lying down in the gutter on his back and the prisoner on top of him. punching a,way at him. The sergeant seemed to be quite unconscious. He (Police constable Roberts) took hold of his two wrists and turned him over on his back. Four or five men then caught hold of the prisoner and commenced drag- ging him down the hill whilst witness had hold of him. They shoved him to make him let go his hold on the prisoner, and one of them said. -if you don't let go, I'll knock your b- face in." He should know that man again if he saw him. They ultimately got him away, and they then ran down the street and he followed after them. They ran into the backyard of the boarding-house at the bottom of the street. The two men who took him away then ran up Holme-street. and when some more constables came they searched some boxes in the back yard and found prisoner, who was arrested. He didn't see Acting-Sergeant Davies for some time aftex this, but when he did he saw a lot of blood on the sergeant's arm. He was very bad. and was cut about the face.—Mr. Handcock. at this stage of the proceedings, asked for a remand for a week, so that possibly the sergeant might be able to attend and give evi- dence.-This was granted, and bail was refused. ANOTHER ARREST. On Monday afternoon Police-constable William Phillips succeeded in capturing one of the gang- which assaulted Acting-sergeant Davies on Satur- day night. He arrested him in a house at 47, Lom- bard-street, Barry Dcck. The man's name is 1 William Webb, and on Wednesday prisoner was Jl charged at the office of Mr. J. W. Morris, clerk to the Penarth magistrates, High-street, Cardiff, with W assaulting Police-constable John Roberts while in. the execution of his duty at Cadoxton on Saturday evening last.—Police-constable John Roberts stated that he was informed that a row was pro- ceeding in Vere-street, Cadoxton, on Saturday night. and immediately went to the spot. On his arrival he discovered a large and excited mob* whilst lying down in the gutter he observed Acting- Sergeaat Davies in an unconscious condition on his back, and a man lying on him striking the ser- geant with his fists. Witness went to the officer's assistance, and succeeded in pulling the man off. Four or five other men, amongst whom was pri- soner. then endeavoured to rescue Sergeant Davies' assailant by pushing witness about. In conse- quence of this, witness seized pt^jner. but he got away, and decamped, but was ^hseqiaeatly arrested.—Police-constable William Phillips stated that he captured prisoner on Monday afternoon, and after the usual caution, charged him with assaulting the police. Prisoner replied, '• All right I know all about it, I was there and you were not: and proud I am I was there, and you are proud you have caught me. I suppose I shall get twelve months ffor this; but I can do it if it is required A of me."—Webb now stated that he had been a teetotaller for some time past, but •• broke out"B on Saturday, and did not know what he was doin<r^^l —Mr. J. S. Corbett, the presiding magistrate. th^^H remanded him to Penarth until next Mondaie^B Prisoner applied for bail, but the ob'w^B and his application was refused, W:
LOCAL NOTES. CLIKER UL', CADOXTON We believe that there is too great a tendency among us at present to look gloomily at the future. We hear every day of men having to c, leave the district, "wild geese "as our amusing contributor, Mr. Gad-About" calls them, who fly to other climes. There is no doubt that we are at present suffering from an acute de- pression in trade, which will probably last till over the winter. But we think that after this time of trial we shall once more develope by leaps and bounds. There is also a tendency to depreciate Cadoxton this also seems to us to be without reason. It should be remembered that manufactures will be started, in the very nature of things, on the Moors,ionce the place becomes a little more settled. The Moors are not only in close contiguity to the dock, but has also an easy and direct approach to it, an ad- vantage not possessed by any other town with iis fine a dock as Barry has. There are many manufactures which can be only carried on by means of small coal and Barry is, of course, in direct communication and within easy reach of collieries where small coal is almost valueless. The development of the Moors means the development of Cadoxton. The new dock which has long been talked of will also benefit Cadox- ton more, perhaps, than any other part of the district. When the Barry Company in their wisdom decide to run passenger trains to Ponty- pridd they will bring us into contact, for the first time, with the purely agricultural part of the county and here again the benefit will be mainly that of Cadoxton. We are inclined to take a very rosy view of the future prospects of the -1 East end of Barry." EVENING CLASSES. We are very glad to see that the Barry Dis- trict Teachers' Association are taking such an active and intelligent interest in the education of the district. Too often our elementary school teachers look upon their work as pure sordid drudgery, and take little or no interest in it except in so far as it enables them to earn their livelihood. We arc glad to see that the teachers of Barry take a higher and nobler view of their calling—one of the most im- portant and almost sacred callings. Our educational system is excellent as far as it goes but no provision is enforced for the teaching of young children after passing the fifth standard. There arc hundreds of children who leave school at a very early age, and who never have any chance of keeping up what they learnt at the Elementary School. Welsh children soon forget all the little English they ever learnt and English children forget the little grammar they ever knew. The Barry Teachers, in their letter to the Schoel Board, proposed that the Board should take steps to form evening recreative classes, and expressed their willingness to do all that lay in their power to help the Board. We fervently hope that the Board will be able to fall in with the excellent suggestion of the Teachers, and that thus a means will be found to help the studious in his pursuit of knowledge, even though the .exigencies of life compel him to work for his living at a too early age. COTTAGE ILOSL'ITAL. Many have been the efforts and many the Schemes to help the Cottage Hospital and the Nursing Association. Eisteddfodau have been held for them concerts have been given in their aid fetes and galas have been instituted for their special benefit. But as far las-we know the Cottage Hospital and the Nursing- Association are none the better for these philanthropic efforts. The Cottage Hospital will be maintained, partly at all events, out of the rates, but money must be secured to build it and procure many things that could not be procured by means of public money. We believe that several munificent donations have either been promised or given, but these are not sufficient. We cousider that it is much better that the public should, if possible, voluntarily support those institutions from which they derive benefits. The institutions themselves will be better appreciated, and the public will take a greater and kindlier interest in their well-being. We are, therefore, glad to hear that the Trades Council have determined to institute a public collection towards the Cottage Hosptital and the Nursing Association on the 10th and 17th of September. Sub- scription books will be taken round the clocks, and an opportunity will be given to every workman to subscribe. Collection boxes will also be placed in the bars of our public-houses and in other places of public resort. May we add a suggestion to the diiferent religious churches of the district ? In most towns there is what is called a Hospital Sunday," when collections are made for our hospitals and in- firmaries. Could the Fraternal Union of ministers arrange to have a Hospital Sunday for Barry ? A UNITED CHORU. We have no wish to take sides in the matter which is being ventilated in our correspondence columns by Mr. W. E. Davies with regard to the proposed united choir for the Barry dis- trict. It seems fated that cythraul y canu" should enter into everything mnsical in Wales. In Cardiff we have everybody taking sides in :the question of the Festival and we are afraid that the musical world in Barry will find the proposed united choir a fruitful source of con- tention. Not being ourselves blessed with an exquisite knowledge of music, we are not cursed with the possession of the inevitable -'cythraul," and at the risk of bringing a hornet's nest about our ears we will take t,he liberty to say a few plain words. From what 'we have heard of the singing in the district, we believe that there is here plenty of excellent material for a wonderfully good male voice party. At Pontycymmer — a much smaller place, numerically, than Barry-there exists a male voice party whose fame is almost world- wide, and which has won the encomiums of the I greatest musical critics of the age. Possibly we .cannot expect to do as well at Barry all at once, but there seems no reason why we should not secure for ourselves a respectable place among male voice choirs—if only we were united. A united choir need not mean the ex- tinction of choirs at Cadoxton, Barry Dock, and Barry we could still compete among our- selves but we would be able to present an un- broken front to outsiders. We trust that no question of leadership will be allowed to inter- fere with a consummation devoutly to be wished for," but that the present leaders will have the unselfishness to efface themselves, and think only of the musical interests of the district. seamen'S INST!TYTE. We are glad to hear such an encouraging re- 9 11 port from the Seamen's Institute, which is pub- lished in another column. Captain Sharpies' account of his work is the best answer possible to the letter of our correspondent Albericus." Captain Sharpies reported that he had addressed 295 meetings, which were attended by 6,229 persons that he had visited 1,585 ships and that the reading-room had been attended by over 13,000 sailors and others. That these ministrations were not without their good effect was demonstrated by the fact that 1.iO seamen had taken the pledge, and had, in the words of Alderman Cory, from being de- praved and drunken, become sober and respec- table." The Chairman of Monday night's meeting at the Institute said that three things were still needed—viz., lady workers, financial support, and prayers. Financial support we believe such excellent work will never long be in need of, but willing workers are more scarce. We trust that the humanising efforts of Captain Sharples and his assistants will be supplemented by volunteers, and that next year a still more encouraging report will be possible.
BARRY RAIL TVA Y.—TRAFFIC RECEIPTS. Week ending 27th August, 1892 £ 5.778. Accountant's Office. Barry Dock, 31th August, 1892.
LLANDOUGH AND COGAX HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY. The fourth annual show of the Llandough and Cogan Working Men's Horticultural Society was held at the Cogan Board Schools on Wednesday. Amongst the patrons of the society are the Marquess of Bute. Lord Windsor, Sir E. J. Reed. K.C.B., M.P.. Sir Morgan Morgan, Mr. A. J. Williams, M.P..and other distinguished gentlemen, The president for the year is Mr. W. Lister Jones, Llandough. Mr. E. B. Riley was an excellent chair- man of committee, ably assisted by Messrs. J. Bryant, W. Lisle. R. Radford, A. Redwood, W. H. Richards, and J. Sanders. Mr. S. John proved an efficient hon. treasurer, and Mr. R. A. Lewis headmaster of Cogan Board Schools, was. as usual, an exceptionally serviceable hon. secretary, by whom most of the arrangements of the show were fully carried out. The number of entries was fully 300, and the prizes in all amounted to nearly £30. Amongst those present during the afternoon were Mr. W. L. Jones, the Rev. L. U. Jones, Mrs. and Miss J. S. Corbett, Mr. J. Hughes, Mr. F. Gaskell. Mr. G. Pile, Mr. Morgan Howell, Mr. T. Lewis, Mr. D. Morgan. Mr. J. Pavev. and Mr. W. Williams. The show was opened about 2.15 by Mr. E. B. Risey, in the un- avoidable absence of the president. The different rooms were tastefully decorated by the committee, ably assisted by Mrs. R. A. Lewis, Miss Griffiths, and Miss J. Lewis. In the unavoidable absence of the president, Mr. W. Lester Jones. Mr. E. B. Riley, the chairman of the committee, declared the show open at 2.30 p.m. The Cogan Military Band was in attendance dur- ing the afternoon, and played several selections of music. The judges were :-Of the allotments. Air. Pugsley (of the Mount, Dinas Powis) ana Mr. Greatrex, Courtyralla of the flowers and vege- tables, Mr. Meredith. St. Pagan's, and Mr. Hockey, Llandaff. Mr. Crossling, Major Thornley. Councillor 0. H. Jones,and Mr. C. H. Heywood exhibited some lovely flowers. The arangements went off without a hitch, and reflected great credit on the secretary (Mr. R. A. Lewis) and the committee. The attendance throughout the day was very fair when the unfavourable state of the weather is taken into account. The following is a list of awards :— CLASS A, (Confined to cottagers of Llandough and Cogan). FLOWERS.—Pansies—2, J. Brown. Roses—1, Miss Lowrie. Geraniums—1, Kate Deacon; 2, Fred. Hill. Musk—2, A. Redwood. Window plants-I, J. Brown 2, Kate Deacon. Fuchsias—1, E. Knapp; 2, J. Brown. Bouquet of wild flowers—1, E. Williams; 2, B. G. Morgan. Basket of wild flowers—Rebecoa Michael- son. Best specimen of any plant other than above— 1, J. Brown. ISGETABLES.—Apples—1, W. Deacon 2, Henry Stephens; 3, Thomas Price. Blackberries—1, A. Michaelson 2, E. G. Morgan; 3, E. Knapp. FniÍt, notiiacluded in above—T. Price. Potatoes-I, R. Berry 2, A. Redwood; 3, A. S. Briffett. Potatoes-I, R. Berry; 2, W. Deacon; 3, E. G. Morgan. Cauli- flowers-I, J. Brown; 2, M. Long 3, J. Barnett. Celery—1, R. Smith 2, T. H. James 3, E. G. Morgan. Cltrrots-I, W. Leaver 2, J. Sanders 3, F. Thyers. Parsnips-I, J. Bryant; 2. E.G. Morgan 3. T. llosser. Onions—1, F. White; 2, M. Lay 3, T. H. James. Peas -1, A. Redwood 2, H. Riden 3, H. S. Briffet. Beans-I, A. Redwood 2, H. S. Briffet 3, J. Brown. Beans (broafl)-I, J. Brown; 2, T. Rosser: 3 W. Deacon. Cucumbers—1, C. Michaetson 2, \V. Deacon. Red cabbage-I. T. H. Jumes 2, A. Red- wood 3, W. Thomas. White cabbage—1, C. Michael- son 2, W. Leaver 3, M. Lay. Turnips—1, A. Red- wood 2, W. Leaver 3, E. G. Morgan. Lettuce I W. Leaver 2. D. Hole 3, B. Michaelson. Vegetable' marrows-I, W. Deacon 2, A. Akers 3, J. Barrett. Shallots—1, H. Rider; 2, C. Michaelson; 3, F. G. Morgan. Leeks—1, T. Rosser; 2, A. Redwood 3, C. Michaelson. CLASS B. Confined to cottagers of St. Andrew's, Michaelstone, Leckwith, and Penarth. Hand bouquet of cut garden flowers-I. W. Cox 2, J. Meaglev. Best specimen of any plant except fuchsias—Edmund Lewis. Apples—1, W. Hedges 2 W. Cox. Best specimen of any fruit except apples— T. Cram. Kidney potatoes—1, Ed. Lewis; 2, W. Hedges. Round potatoes—1, Benjamin Greatrix; 2, W. Cox.. Carrots and parsnips—1, W. Cox; 2. T. Cram. Peas-I, J. Jeffs; 2, W. Cox. Beans-I, Henry Wright: 2, W. Cox. Cucumbers—1, Benjamin Greatrix; 2, T. Cram. Marrows—1, J. Jell's 2. Ed. Lewis. Onioii,l. J. Huns; 2. Ed. Lewis. Broad Beans-I, B. Greatrix; 2, W. Cnx. Cabbage—1, B. Greatrix; 2. W. Cox. Basket of vegetables—1, W. Cox 2, T. Cram. CLASS C. (Open to all comers). Stove and greenhouse plants in bloom — T. Blackmore. Exotic ferns—1, R. Crossling; 2, T Blackmore. Roses—1, R. Crossling; 2, G. Parker. Bouquets — I. R. Crossling 2, T. Blackmore. Fuchsias—1. J. Brown. Grapes-I, W. Peters 2, F. B. Tudball. Peaches-I, ,Yo Peters 2, T. Pusgley. Any fruit, excluding grapes and peaches—T. Pugsley. Vegetables—1, W. Paync 2. T. Pugsley. Peas-I, George Parker 2, T. Richards Cucumbers—1, H. Warner; 2, T. Blackmore. Tomatoes— H. Warner 2, T. Blackmore. Beans- 1, G. Parker; 2, A. Redwood. SPECIAL PItIZES. Vegetables (given by Mr. W. Williams)—1, H Redwood; 2, R. Smith. Vegetables grown on Mr. Clode's garden (prize given by Mr. T. B. Clode)—J. Saunders. Best garden on Mr. Clo(le's land—1, T. B. Crossman, 38 marks; 2, H. Riden, 34 marks. Vegetables grown in Mr. Evan Morgan's garden—1, Phillip Hooper. Best allotment garden, 10 perches or less—1. F. Thyers, 42 marks; 2, H. Riden, 41 marks. Best allotment garden, 10 perches or more-I, T. Rosser and R. Smith. 53 marks each 2, J. Saunders, 49 marks. Vegetables grown from seeds purchased from Messrs. Norton and Co.—1, E. Lewis; 2, T. Cram.
registrarship of the Probate Division at St Asaph has been given to Mr. John Price Lewis, a Welsh-speaking solicitor of Denbigh, who also holds some of the St. Asaph diocesan appoint- ments, and is well-known in North Wales gene- rally. A curious mistake occurred in making the appointment. Another applicant for the post was Mr. John Pearce Lewis, a solicitor at Rhyl, who is better known as the secretary of the Rhyl National Eisteddfod, and in consequence of the similarity of the names the letter com- municating the appointment was addressed to | him. It was only on Mr. Pearce Lewis's appearance at the Registry to take over the duties that the mistake was discovered. j