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I.O.G.T.-The weekly meeting of the St. David's Lodge of the I.O.G.T. was held on Thursday evening last at the Shaftesbury Hotel, Bro. W. E. Davies in the chair. The lodge received a visit from the Cardiff Mission Band, who went through a very enjoyable and attractive programme. The meeting was, as usual, of a most enthusiastic character. At the con- clusion of the proceedings a very hearty vote of thanks was accorded to the band for the treat they had pro- vided. We are pleased to learn that the St. David's Lodge is very rapidly increasing in members. The officers do all they can to make the weekly meetings successful, and they generally succeed in their endea- vours. Collections are being made towards purchasing a piano for the lodge, and about £ 20 has been sub- scribed. The piano will probably be purchased in a few'weeks.
BARRY DISTRICT NEWS.
BARRY DISTRICT NEWS. BARRY. BAND OF HOPE TREAT.—The members of the English Baptist Bond of Hope held their annual tea meeting on Saturday last r,t the Railway Mission-hall, Barry, kindly lent for the occasion by Mr. Prothero. It had been intended to take tea at Mr. Howells' place, Cvvm Barry Farm, but the weather was so un- favourable that it was considered best not to go for any distance. Among the ladies and gentlemen who assisted were Miss Rutter, Mr. and Mrs. Ware, Miss Lss,k Hope, Mr. Collins (secietary), Mr. Davies, and Mrs. Patterson. About 60 children sat down to a well-pre- pared tea at 4.30, and afterwards, the rain having entirely cleared off, the usual games, including kiss-in- the-ring, were indulged in, and the day, taking every- thing into consideration, passed off excellently. THE BARRY INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL.—A meet- ing of the Barry Intermediate School Committee was held at the Barry Market Chambers on Tuesday even- ing. There were present Mr. Lowdon, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Blackmore, Dr. Lloyd-Edwards. Captain Murrell, Mr. Rees, Mr Alderman Meggitt, and the Hon. Sec. (Mr. J. Arthur Hughes).—Mr. Lowdon was voted to the chair.-The minutes of the last meeting were rea.d and confirmed.—The appointment of a permanent chairman was next considered. Several names were submitted, and ultimately it was decided, on the pro- position of Mr. Roberts, that Mr. Lowdon be ap- pointed. Mr. Rees seconded the motion. — Mr. Lowdon thanked the committee for the honour they had done him, and said he would do the best he could to fulfil the duties of the chair satisfactorily.—A letter was read from several leading Carditr architects with regard to the prices paid on the contract. In- stead of paying five per cent on the contract price, they asked that 7-L per cent. should be be paid on the contract price for the detailed plans, quantities, and specifications.—The letter was signed by Messrs. Seward aii-I Thomas, Bruton and Williams, J. Phillips, Richards and Gethin, and Caple.—The Clerk said, in conversation with one of the architects, that gentleman told him that the successful man who got ten guineas for his plans, would be better paid than the best man. The Burial Board were paying 7-h per cent.—5 per cent. for plans and 2& for specifications—and the School Board 6 per cent.—The Chairman remarked 'hat 5 per cent. was mentioned in the advertisements, and per- haps if they had offered 7& per cent. they might have had more plans sent in.—After a discussion on the subject it was decided to leave the further considera- tion of the matter until after the plans had been decided upon.—The Secretary called attention to the subscriptions. £ 600 had been promised, but only £52 had been paid into the bank. It was necessary that the subscriptions should be paid at once. The pur- chase of the site must be settled, as the Wenvoe Estate was in Chancery, and the affair must be settled in two months.-On the recommendation of the Chairman, it was decided to send a notice or short circular to subscribers, pointing out the need of the money being paid immediately.—Nine plans for the pro- posed intermediate school to be erected on the cricket field near the Buttrils were sent in. The total cost of the erection of the school must not exceed £ 2.000. and the accommodation would provide for about 70 boys and 30 girls. The plans were signed by Messrs. Bruton and Williams, Glamorgan Chambers, 15, Queen-street, Cardiff: Mr. J. H. Dashwood Caple, Cardiff; Messrs. Seaward and Thomas. Cardiff; Experentia: Mr. J. A. Owens, 56, Vere-street, Cadoxton Mr. B. D. Lodge, Manchester Mr. Stewart Spedletz, 6, Hampton-road, Southpool; and Mr. Watkin Trimmer, near Chepstow.-On the proposition of Mr. Roberts, seconded by Mr. Rees, it was decided to allow the plans to remain on view for a week, so that members might have an opportunity of going and examining them at their leisure, so What they may be prepared at the next meeting, to he called by the hon. secretary, to discuss the plans.—A resolution by Mr. Rees with regard to the contracts was deferred. IF you keep the blood pure, you keep the body healthy. You may attain both these objects by a judicious use of Gwilym Evans's Quinine Bitters. See advt. in another column. [12 IS YOUR WATCH WRONG? IF SO, and you wish it put in reliable order, why go to town when you can get any class of Watch, repairs done equally well at Barry by W. COOMBS, Market Hall Buildings, late with Mr. J. Hettich, 60, Queen-street, Cardiff. [301 BARRY DOCK. NATIONAL .LEAGUE.— ihe members of the Barry Branch held the usual weekly meeting at the Catholic School-chapel on Sunday last. Mr. O. M'Cann presid- ing. The secretary, Mr. J. McDonnell, in answer to Dr Kelly said he had written two letters to Newcastle containing the resolution passed at the last meeting, one to Mr. J. Cowen, privately, and the other for publication in the Newcastle Chronicle. After some other business had been discussed, the secretary pro- posed the following resolution That we, the mem- bers of the John Mandeville Branch of the Irish National League, express our hearty thanks to the electors of Newcastle for the very satisfactory support rendered Mr. John Morley at the recent contest." The resolution was seconded by Mr. J. Keating, and on being put to the meeting was carried unanimously. DOCKETS' UNION.—The members of the Dockers' Union held the usual fortnightly meeting at the Bristol and South Wales Coffee Tavern, Holton-road, on Saturday night. Mr. Chappel (district chairman) presided, and during the evening delivered a most powerful address upon the effects of the piece- work system amongst the dockmen. Mr. Chappell is a I staunch supporter of the eight hours' movement, and is of opinion that it would be a great advantage to all concerned in dockyard work. Mr. John O'Leary (dis- tnct secretary) was also present, and delivered a short and excellent speech. There is every evidence that most of the men who some time ago broke away from the Union, will again enrol themselves members, and this, it is considered, is a very satisfactory sign, and has the effect of making things look bright for the future welfare of the Union and all connected with it. The low-level men, the chairman said, were under the impression they were not so satisfactorily dealt with by the Union as they ought ts be. but he assured them their interests were as well looked after as any other, far in the Union one member had as much claim to attention as another: and, therefore, each was considered alike. He concluded by asking those dockmen not yet members to throw off that feeling of indifference and enrol themselves at once, because in a short time the Union would be the sole agent which would be in a position to redress the grievances under which they at present laboured. The usual votes of thanks ended the meeting. THE AFFAIRS OF A BARRY DOCK BUILDER — The adjourned meeting of the creditors of Mr. E. M. Hind, a builder of 1. Newland-street, Barry Dock, was held at the office of the Official Receiver (Mr. T. H. Stephens) on Tuesday afternoon. The debtor's statement of affairs showed liabilities of £1,202 19s. 2d. expected to rank for dividend, and gross liabilities of t:2,519 19s. 2d.: assets, IGO and preferential debts, -CIO.-Debtor alleged as the cause of failure losses on building contracts at Barry Dock.—The Official Re- ceiver's observations to the creditors were to the effect that the receiving order was made on debtor's own petition. He was a mason by trade, and commenced business as a speculative builder in February, 1887, by buying plots ot ground on the Saltmead. Cardiff, where he erected 10 houses for himself and 22 for his wife, who had independent means. In August, 1889, debtor removed to Barry Dock, and After erecting 14 houses in Newland-street, all of which he sold at £ 200 i house, he accepted several heavy contracts for the erection of houses for one or two public companies. In September, 1890, debtor entered into a contract for bhe erection of 71 villas in Kingsland-crescent, Barry, xt £ 19,810, and in May, 1891, the company he contracted with decided not to proceed with the contract. Debtor built 47 of the villas, and was unable to complete them. Upon this contract he estimated he lost nearly U.000, but had no account to verify this.—His defi- jiency account not being considered satisfactory, he was called upon to furnish an amended one. His household effects were claimed by the wife as separate property.-Debtor had not lodged any terms for a composition, and was adjudicated a bankrupt. The public examination will be held on October 11. DA.UAGK TO A WINDOW.—On Tuesday morning he hurricane which prevailed at the time blew in and ;ompletely destroyed a large plate-glass window, neasuring fully 9ft. in height by 4ft. or 5ft. in breadth, belonging to Messrs. Brockingten and Sous, iailors, &c., Holton-road, Barry Dock. ACCIDEXT.-On Monday evening, as the coal-laden steamer Cyfarthfa was proceeding out of Barry Dock :or sea, she collided with the side of the dock, and lamaged her bow and two plates. The steamer was letained, but having been repaired during the followi- ng days, she was able to proceed on her voyage on Chursday morning. No damage was done to the lockside. NEW SHIPPING LEGISLATION—We are authori- tatively informed by the Union officials that the Government have decided to accept five of the new shipping bills drawn up by the Sailors' Union. The scope of these measures is (1) to provide for the com- pulsory issue of allotment notes, equal to two-thirds of a sailer's wages, such allotment notes to be issued if required in favour of any registered seamen's Trade Union, and payable weekly or otherwise (2) to pro- hibit deck-loading of timber in winter, and to limit tne amount carried in summer to three feet on the upper deck of steamers and sailing ships from the Baltic or Atlantic ports the forfeiture of all timber carried contrary to the Act, and a fine on the masters and owners of 15 for every cubic foot so carried; (3) to reconstitute the local Marine Boards, four members of which are to be appointed by the Board of Trade, and not to be interested in shipping directly or indi- rectly shipowners to elect six members, and seamen six members (4) to allow all seamen or apprentices to absent themselves from their ships on giving notice to the owner, master, or mate, or engineer in oharge, or other agent connected with the ship, provided the notice be given twelve hours before sailing; (5) to compel shipowners to pay medical and other expenses of seamen disabled by climatic diseases or any other ailment slnot contributed to by seamen's own mis- conduct to send them home free of cost, and to con- tinue to pay their wages until engaged as seamen on board other vessels. This Act also provides for the payment to the British Consul by the captain of a vessel of a sum of money sufficient to pay such ex- penses. SJIART CAPTCRE. A firemen named Charles Driscoll was brought before Mr. J. S. Corbett, it the office of Mr. Morris, cierk to the Penarth magistrates, on Wednesday, charged with attempting to commit a felony at Barry Dock on Monday evening last.-Dock- constable W. G. Palmer, deposed that at 11.30 on Monday night he was on his beat, when he noticed a n,an crouching in the doorway of the shop of Messrs. Gibbs and Co., ship chandlers, of Barry Dock. He went up to the man and discovered that ke had a stone in his right hand, and had already put a hole through the corner of one of the side windows. He also saw the prisoner taking some glass from the window, and asked him what he was doing there. Prisoner re- marked, You have come too soon, for I intended to break in and steal some of this stuff," and pointed to some tins of paint. Prisoner had been drinking, and evidently took the tins of paint for tinned meat.—This was all the evidence, and the prisoner was remanded to Penarth on Monday next. OPENING OF A NEW MISSION CHURCH.—On Sunday last services were held for the first time at the Holton-road Mission Church, which has just been erected. The building has cost in its erection about il,200, and in it is provided seating accommodation for about 400 people. Mr. Clement Williams, of Penally House, having generously given a new organ, costing £ 450 to Penally Church, kindly presented the old organ to the Holton Church. Some alterations will be made in it, a diapason and bourdon stop added by Mr. Wade and a new case put outside. The builder, Mr. Parfitt, and the architects, Messrs. Richards and Gethin, are to be congratulated on the result of their labours, the Mission Church being one of the neatest in the district. Mrs. Jenner, the lady of the Manor, has given about a quarter of an acre of land, adjoining the building, and at some future day a larger and more pretentious building will be erected thereon, and the present building will then be utilised for parish meetings, ifec. As the rector only succe led in getting the key from the builder on Friday evening, the orderly appearance of the Church on Sunday reflects great credit on Mr. Evans. The service com- menced in the morning by the surpliced choir walking in in procession, singing as a processional hymn, "The Church's one Foundation." The rector, the Rev. Mr. Morris, read the opening and closing offices of the ser- vice, and Venite was chanted to a setting by Craft. The Psalms for the day—the 136th and 210th-we1;e sung to arrangements by Cooke (in G) and Croft (in G). The Te Deum was sung to Dr. Woodward's composition (in D), and the Benedictus to Robinson's setting in E flat. The lessons were impressively read by Mr. Jones-Lloyd, and the sermon preached by the Hector, who took as his text Genesis xxviii. 16.—In a masterly discourse, the preacher sought to apply the lessons to be learnt from Jacob's vision and life to the numerous congregation present. Like him they had set up a Bethel, and in times of temptation and trouble they could come there and be reminded of God's promise that He would be always with them. They must not forget their duty as members of a Christian Church to contribute to the maintenance of its various charitable objects. At the conclusion of the sermon a collection was taken. Afterwards a celebration of Holy Communion took place. The preacher in the evening was the popular curate, the Rev. Mr. Usher, and the congregation was a crowded one. Mr. Miller, the organist, efficiently presided at the organ during the day. A formal opening of the organ will take place shortly, when special services will be held. CADOXTON. TRAP ACCIDENT.—A serious trap accident occurred between six and seven o'clock on Sunday evening near Penarth. Two traps from Barry, each containing four or five men and women, were being driven along High-street, and when nearing the Ship Hotel, at the corner of Glebe-street, one of the drivers attempted to pass a trap, containing Mr. Jenkins, pilot, of Barry. In doing so the horse shied, and then bolted, throwing out all the occupants, but fortunately breaking no bones. The frightened pony, which madly tore along Maughan-street, was ultimately stopped by the Penarth Hotel. FASHIONABLE WEDDING.—On Wednesday morn- ing the wedding took place of Mr. Alfred E. Williams, of the Cottage, Cardiff, third son of Mr. and Mrs. J. J/ Williams, of Tynewydd, Cadoxton, with Miss Martha E. Curtis, the third daughter of Mr. John Curtis, merchant, High street, Rhymney, the Rev. Canon Evans, R.D., vicar of Rhymney, officiating, assisted by the Revs. J. A. Davies, B.A., and D. E. Owen, B.A., curates. The bride was given away by her father. There were four bridesmaids Miss Bella Curtis, sister of the bride; Misses Rosie and Ethel Williams, sisters of the Bridegroom and Miss Frances Lilian Steer, a niece of the bride. The best man was Mr. Alfred Knight, of Devonport, cousin of the bridegroom. As the bride entered the sacred edifice, Miss Annie Davies played the "Bridal March," by Wagner, and at the conclusion of the ceremony Men- delsohn's Wedding March was played. The wed- ding breakfast took place at the Castle Hotel, Rhym- ney, the residence of Mrs. Steer, the bride's sister, and over 50 sat down. The presents were numerous and costly. At 6.30 the happy couple left Rhymney for Gloucester en route for the Channel Islands, where they intend spending their honeymoon. BLLLPOSTING.—The second annual general meeting of the Barry District Billposting Company, Limited, was held at the registered office, No. 7, Barry Dock Chambers, Vere-street, on Wednesday, Dr. O'Donnell in the chair. The report and accounts (which were considered very satisfactory) were adopted. A divi- dend at the rate of 7& per cent. was declared, and Messrs. William Thomas, auctioneer; J. L. Davies, provision merchant: and Dr. O'Donnell were re-elected directors; and Messrs. Thomas C. Squance and Son, chartered accountants, Sunderland, were re-elected auditors. ACCIDENT TO A TRAIN.—On Thursday morning an accident occurred to a coal train near Wenvoc. It seems that an axle came off from under a truck of coal near the Wenvoe signal box, and blocked all traffic for some hours. A breakdown gang was, how- ever, immediately sent there, and traffic was resumed as usual by mid-day. MOUNT PLEASANT SOCIETY OF CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOUR.—The usual weekly meeting of this society was held on Saturday evening at the Mount Pleasant Chapel. Mr. Frank Davies, corresp onding secretary, presided over a good attendance. After opening prayer by Mr. James Holloway, jun., a paper was read by Mr. Rose, the subject being, "Should Christians join the Volunteers ?" and Messrs. Robert Gillingham, Charles Campbell, Joshua Wootton, Edward Passant, the conductor, and the pastor (Rev. Ton Evans) joined in the discussion that followed.—A vote of thanks to the writer of the paper and the chairman was heartily accorded, and the meeting con- cluded with prayer. OPEN«-AIR MEETING.—The members of the Mount Pleasant Christian Endeavour Society on Saturday evening held an open-air meeting in Main-street. There was a good attendance. Messrs. Derman, Alfred Barry, Mr. Rose, and the Rev. L. Ton Evans gave very earnest appeals to those present to attend places of worship, and Mrs. Brownjohn sang Come, Great Deliverer, Come," from Sankey's Songs and Solos. Any friends are welcomed, and their assistance will be much appreciated at these meetings, which are held every Saturday evening. TEMPERANCE COUNCIL.—A meeting of the Tem- perance Council will be held on Friday evening at the Bible Christian Chapel at Holton. Any friends in sympathy with the objects of the Council will be heartily welcomed on this particular occasion. RUMOURED DKPARTURE OF THE RBV. Tox Ev AXS.-The many friends of the Rev. Ton Evans will be interested to learn that it is very probable that in tho course of a few months the much-respected pastor of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church will be leaving for Zululand, but as yet we are not able to speak with any certainty on the matter. Some time ago the rev. gentleman was interviewed by a repre- sentative of the Congo Bay Mission, and asked whether he would care to become a missionary under the auspices of the Congo Mission. From his childhood Mr. Evans has been deeply interested in mission work, and the prospect opened up by the interviewer being in consonance with the rev. gentleman's own feelings on the matter, after some little consideration, he allowed himself to be nominated as a candidate for a post as a missionary. The Congo Bay Mission is worked on the lines laid down by the late Dr. Living- stone and Dr. Moffat, and is under the superintendance of the Rev. W. Hughes, F.R.G.S. The mission is about to proceed to open a fresh field of mission work in Zululand. The plan of working is to convert the natives to Christianity, send them to Wales, and teach them smithing, carpenteringvand other such trades, and then send them back to. their homes, put them in charge of the missions, whilst our English missionaries move on to fresh fields and go through the same course again. As we said before, tIlt Rev. Ton Evans has not definitely determined to leave his church here, but he has communicated to them what he proposes doing, and, whilst the church cannot but feel sorry at Mr. Evans' contemplated departure, he has their best wishes for his future success. PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE.—A meeting of the Parliamentary Committee was held at the Local Board Offices on Friday evening. The business was of a private nature, but we understand the committee were not unanimous on the several questions sub- mitted to them. Mr. John Robinson presided, arid there were present Alderman Meggitt, Dr. O'Donnell, and the clerk (Mr. J. A. Hughes).
Too Late for Chtxxificaiion. 2, HOLTON-ROAD, BARRY DOCK. TO CABINET MAKERS, UPHOLSTERERS, And Parties Furnishing. MESSRS. W. C. CLARKE and DOVEY have ATJ_ received instructions from the Trustees under a Deed of Assignment to SELL by AUCTION, at the above Address, on TUESDAY NEXT, September 6th, the whole of the Stoclc-in-Trade of NEW FURNITURE, Belonging to the Barry Furnishing Co. The Lots will include iron aikd brass bedsteads, dining, sitting, and bedroom suites, pier glasses, linoleums, oil cloths, new gas fittings, mangles, per- ambulators, cheffoniers, washstands and dressing tables, chests of drawers, timepieces, skin rugs, trunks, tables, swing mirrois, go carts, bedroom and other ware, lot of tin ware. tea services, children's chairs, cradles, cribs, umbrella stands, shovels, carpenter's benches, wood benches, general ironmongery, &c.; also BICYCLES, and a HORSE, FURNITURE VAN, And other Effects. The Lots will b? on view the morning of Sale, which will commence punctually at 11.30 a.m. There will be no reserve. For further particulars, applications may be made to G. G. Poppleton, Esq., 26, Corporation-street, Bir- mingham, Chartered Accountant; Frank Lewis, Esq., Newport, Mon., Solicitor; or to the Auctioneers at their Offices. 31, Queen-street, Cardiff, Aug. 30,1892. V-
VOLUNTEER INTELLIGENCE. SEVERN VOLUNTEER DIVISION ROYAL ENGINEERS SUBMARINE MINERS. BARRY DETACHMENT. Orders for the week ending Sept. 13th, 1892 :— On Duty Lance-corporal Thomas. DrnIs as under :— Drills as under :— S:a^7ir:mbcni^ «•» « Friday, 9th 1, J 7.45 p.m. All members of the detachment who have not yet returned their arms, greatcoats, camp equipments, Ac., will proceed to Cardiff on Monday, September 5th, by the train leaving Barry at 7.57 p.m., and will march from Grangetown Station to the Submarine Mining Establishment. Any member of the detachment who has stores to be returned, and who is notable to be present on Monday, the 5th September, will have to make pri vate arrange- ments for returning the stores in his possession some- time during the week ending 10th September. The railway fares of all members of the detachment pro- ceeding to Cardiff on the 5th inst. will be paid they will not be paid on any other date. All stores must be returned on Saturday, the 10th September. A list of stores returnable from each member of the detachment is posted in the Barry Market Hall, and may be seen on any drill night. All members of the detachment who have not yet made themselves efficient must do so before 20th Oct. next. Any one not making himself efficient is liable to a penalty of £ 5. By Order, J. ARTHUR HUGHES, Lieut. S.V.D.R.E., Commanding Barry Detachment. 11TH COMPANY. 2ND GLAMORGAN ARTIL- LERY VOLUNTEERS. COMPANY ORDERS.—Barry Dock, 2nd Sept. 1892. Drills for the week commencing 2nd Sept., 1892:- Monday 5th, Gun Drill. Tuesday 6th, Gun Drill. Wednesday 7th, Repository Exercise- Thursday, 8th, Gun Drill. Friday, 9th, Gun Drill. Saturday (to-morrow), third practice for the 40-point Competition and Examination for Signalling undress uniform to be worn; leave Cadoxton by the 4.27 p.m. train. Hours of Drills, 7.30 to 8.30 p.m. Any member in possession of great coats, water bottles, mess tins, and haversacks, are requested to return them as soon as possible. By Order, (Signed) J. JUST. HANDCOCK, Capt., Commanding 11th. Company, 2nd G.A.V., Barry Dock.
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THE TWO CHANGES.
THE TWO CHANGES. Dean Owen has gone to Lampeter and Tom T31 lis to the Treasury Bench. Here closes a chapter of Welsh history. Disestablishment in Wales may have taken a forward or a backward step by Mr. Thomas Ellis, action; but the dream of a Welsh National party, comprising the best men of Tory and Liberal views, such as Grattan achieved in Ireland in 1782. and for which Thomas Davies strove and fought, is for the present over. I do not think that Welsh labour Welsh Land Reform, or Welsh Home Rule even will suffer. Sam Evans or Lloyd George can fight well for these things, but those gentlemen, much as one may admire the sturdy force of the one or the flashing genius of the other, are Radicals, and have the credit of Republicanism. Now, Liberalism and Toryism, both at the bottom rest on certain principles Of human nature, which will not change, and they must both be with us, though in varying quantities in Wales. Toryism, even if freed from snobbery and English influences, could not welcome such men as leaders. Therefore, while things are at present, the National party in Wales must still hang on to the Radicalism of England. I think that Mr. Ellis has weighed the situation, and conceived his line to be not, perhaps, the ideally best, but yet the best practical course. Wales cer- tainly accepts his judgment, and so those who think Wales wrong must possess their souis in patience. Meanwhile the Dean has our best wishes. Let him do his best to make the Church national in the future let him teach the Welsh lad the noblest lesson of Catholicism—that every age in the world is God's special revelation: let him teach the future clergy of the Church in Wales that it is their duty to accfcpt the spirit of the age, and see that in the pros- perity of their country lies the interests of their Church. He has already done much to raise in the eyes of Nonconformists. He may yet in- troduce a new religions feeling of harmony and unity into the sectarian rivalries of Whales, and may yet, as the reward of his toils, get from the religious preacher of the future the social peace and national rrdtriotisOlthat at present we may not expect from the politicians. ALIQUIS. ) .—
THE CHOLERA EPIDEMIC.
THE CHOLERA EPIDEMIC. 1 PRECAUTIONS AT BARRY DOCK. [ Great precautions are being taken by the Dock Company, the Local Sanitary Authority, and Customs < to prevent the cholera being imported to this district. The usual cholera instructions have been issued by the Superintendent of Customs (Mr. Plowman) to the pilots, and a special order by the Dock Master, im- pressing upon them the necessity of extreme care as to what vessels are brought into the dock, and in any case of suspicion to communicate with the medical officer before docking the vessel. Up to the present there has been no necessity to resort to this latter t course. Two or three steamers have arrived from Hamburg and Rotterdam, and these on arrival have been immediately examined by the Customs' tide officers and Mr. Leyshon, the sanitary inspector, who attend at the pierhead every tide, and in each case have been at once passed. In addition it is expected that shortly a tug will be requisitioned to intercept all inward vessels before they enter the roads, so that the minimum of risk will be incurred at Barry. INTERVIEW WITH DR. NEALE. I A STAR representative called on Tuesday night on Dr. Neale, the medical officer of Health for the Barry District, to ascertain what steps had been taken by the Local Sanitary Authority to prevent the introduction of cholera. Vessels have been constantly coming into Barry from the infected towns on the Continent, and some anxiety is felt, erpecially after the account of the interview of a Daily Nc/rrepresentative with Coun- cillor Trounce had been read, as to whether proper precautions had been taken. What means have been taken," asked our repre- sentative, to prevent the incoming of a vessel with cases of cholera on board ? "Until this afternoon," replied Dr. Neale," I had no authority whatever to board any vessel before she came to the dock entrance. I have, however, just received an order from the Local Government Board authorising me to do so, and to inspect any foreign emigrants, and to prevent their landing, if necessary." Hitherto, then, all foreign vessels could come as far as the dock entrance without inspection ?" Yes and I had no authority even then to prevent an entrance, unless there was actually a case of cholera on board. If it was merely a suspected case, I could do nothing." How do you propose to prevent infected vessels from coming as far as the entrance now that you have the power to board them outside ?" The Barry Dock company's steam launch has been temporarily set at my disposal, and I shall take measures to inspect all vessels before they come near the entrance." "Do you think there is any danger that the ballast water which may have been brought from infected towns abroad will helpto bring the epidemic here ?" I don't think there is much danger of that. Salt water is generally used for ballast, and that is not likely to become infected. When fresh water is used, that is, as a rule, emptied outside the dock gates after being disinfected, and is. therefore, rendered harm- less but we cannot prevent ballast water from being emptied inside the dock, but we always use disinfec- tants." In the event of any cases of cholera coming, where do you propose sending them ?" Well, you know nothing has been definitely decided on yet. Dr. Walford, the Cardiff Medical Officer of Health, lias written to me requesting oui clerk to communicate with Mr. Wheatley, the Town Clerk of Cardiff, asking if we might use the infectious diseases hospital on the Fiat Holm." In case you received permission from the Corpora- tion to use the Flat Holm Hospital, and there were more than six cases of cholera, what would you propose to do with the other cases ?" We would have to use our own Infectious Diseases Hospital, near the Timber Pond though I consider it most unlikely that the necessity will arise. In no port in England have there been as many as six cases received. Our hospital, nntil very lately, was far more convenient than that of Cardiff." When will you know whether the hospital on the Flat Holm can be used ?" The Local Board has a special meeting to-morrow night, and we shall probably know then." SPECIAL MEETING OF THE HEALTH COMMITTEE. On Wednesday evening a special meeting of the Health Committee was held. Dr. O'Donnell presided, and there were also present Mr. J. Robinson, Dr. Treharne, Mr. Thomas (Barry), Dr. Neale (medical officer), Inspector Leyshon, Mr. Pardoe (surveyor), and Mr. J. A. Hughes (clerk). The chief business was to consider a report which the medical officer had drawn up to be presented to the Local Government Board from the Board, showing the nuisances of the district, and the steps the Board had taken to prevent an i outbreak of cholera in the district, in accordance < with instructions received from the Local Government Board.—The Medical Officer said he had written to the Barry Company asking that special precautions should I be taken at present, and they had answered expressing their willingness to do so.—Mr. Robinson said there s was a man doing nothing else but going around and seeing to the matter.—The-Medical Officer said that < he had said nothing about the seamen's homes in his ( report, as they had no bye-laws.—The Clerk said they i had the informal consent of the Board of r Trade but it was necessary to get the Board's < formal consent. The Loeal Board had passed bye-laws. Every vessel arriving is inspected by In- 1 spector Leyshon, and the Barry pilots were ( particularlv careful to put the usual ques- s tions to the masters of the vessels, and, if t there was cholera on board, not to bring ] them into the dock before they had acquainted the i officials with the fact. The water supplied has also been i the subject of strict precautions.—The Medical Officer 1 asked that a steam launch be got in order that the 1 inspector might board vessels in the Roads. Up to the t present they had had the use of the dock launch, but i there were difficulties in the way of their continuing ] their usuage of it.-In the event,of the directors re- c fusing the loan of the launch after Friday, the a medical officer was instructed to hire one until the t Board meeting on Tuesday. The Clerk, Dr. O'Donnell, ( and Dr. Neale were appointed a sub-committee to con- s fer with the Deputy Mayor, Medical Officer, and r Town Clerk of Cardiff with regard to the proposal to g place any cholera patients from Barry at the Flat t Holm Infectious Hospital. t (
CORRESPONDENCE. THE PROPOSED UNITED DISTRICT CHOIR. TO THE EDITOR OF THE SOUTH WALES STAR. SIR,-In last week's issue of your local con- temporary there appeared a report of a meeting which was held at the Public-hall, Barry, on the 23rd ult., for the purpose of forming a Barry District Male Veice Party. It was thought that by making the party a district one it would be I w possible to enter for the male voice competition at the Pontypridd National Eisteddfod of 1893. On behalf of the Cadoxton Choral Union, as an existing- body, Mr. W. Howe, conductor, and the Secretary were deputed to attend this meeting, having authority to state that the committee of the Cadoxton Choral Union were prepared to j render all possible help and support to the project (in so far as to appeal to the male section of the Cadoxton Choral Union to become active members of the new party) provided they (the meeting) promised to help the Cadoxton Choral Union to form a Barry District Choral Union. Of course. the Barry District Male Voice Party was not then in actual existence, therefore the party could not pledge itself, but what we wanted, as was sub- sequently explained at the meeting, that that meeting—which could undoubtedly have resolved itself into the Barry District Male Voice Party had negotiations been successful-should pledge itself to render us help. For the benefit of your readers, Mr. Editor, we will detail what actually took place at the afore- said meeting. Mr. D. Farr was appointed chair- man, and after explainingithat the meeting had been called to discuss the best way of forming a Barry District Male Voice Party, he invited the Cadoxton representatives to give their views in the matter. Accordingly the Secretary rose and stated that he (Mr. Howe) represented the Cadoxton Choral Union, as an existing body who were prepared-to render all possible support to the movement, provided that the Barry District Male Voice Party (meaning the meeting) promise to help the Cadoxton Choral Union should they decide to form a Barry District Choral Union.— Mr. Howe then got up and made some supplemental remarks, after which the matter was discussed.— At length a proposition, made by the Secretary of the Cadoxton Choral Union, seconded by Mr. Howe, and an amendment, proposed by Mr. James, seconded by Mr. Ryan, the amendment being carried with but three dissentients, who, of course, supported the proposition. We should here like to point out that before a Barry District Male Voice Party can be organised, the Barry Male Voice Party must go out of existence. We contend that this was not done, seeing that the meeting did not appoint a secretary pro. tern. and, further, that the Secretary of ths Barry Male Voice Party undertook the duties of secretary and submitted the proposal and amendment to the meeting. Again, we might casually remark that a singing practice took place before the business was brought on. This implies also that the Barry Male Voice Party did not go out of existence. Now, if the Barry Male Voice Party think it desirable to call a meeting to re-organise the party and make it a Barry District Male Voice Party, so can the Cadoxton Choral Union think it desirable to re-organise and raise a Barry District Choral Union. What we wanted was merely this if we promise to support you in your project, will you promise to support us in our project, because had they as a meeting promised to help us, we would imme- diately have called a meeting for the express pur- pose of raising a Barry District Choral Union. The matter of conductorship, which seemed to irritate the major portion of those assembled very much, is a matter for appointment by each meeting. Mr. Howe stated in the course of his remarks that" call two properly-convened meetings in the centre of the district—one for the purpose of form- ing a Barry District Male Voice Party and the other a Barry District Choral Union, and I will abide by the decision of those meetings regarding the conductorship." We submit. What could be fairer ? And what shows our disinterestedness more than this Our sole object is to further the cause of music in the district. If Mr. Howe's object was one of personal ambition, as was im- puted more than once, he would not have made such a statement. Not wishing to trespass further on your valuable space, and thanking you in anticipation for the insertion thereof, we remain, &c., S. J. BARSTOW. Chairman of Cadoxton Choral W. E. DAVIES, Hon. Sec. t Union. LOCAL PILOTS AND THE BARRY DOCK REGATTA. TO THE EDITOR OF THE SOUTH WALES STAR. Sir:,—I have just seen your last issue with a letter signed by a Friend of Pilots re the Barry Regatta. The reason why I did not enter my boat was that the year previous to the Polly being built there was an allowance of half'a minute to the foot, and the Polly, of Cardiff, being 38ft. Y, z, long, and the J. N. Knapp 35ft.. I lost the race by about three or four seconds. If the time allow- ance had not been taken off I should have beaten the Polly with the J. N. Knapp. Had the Regatta Committee of Cardiff been straightforward I should still have been the owner of the J. X. Knapp, and the Minnie would not have been built. Thus the excitement between the two ports would still be in existence. I could hardly have been expected to enter the Minnie, where I should have been handicapped, as I was with the J. N. K.. to the extent of half a minute to the foot. The Minnie is 41ft. long, which makes a considerable difference. This is a well- known fact to the public of Newport and Cardiff. I have always had to fit my boat out at my own expense, with the exception of blocks, spars. and other materials from the builder's yard, and these I had to return. Whoever the I- Friend of Pilots" may be, it strikes me very forcibly that he wants his or his froind's boat fitted out free of cost, and I hone he will succeed in getting it done. -1 am. &c„ ISAAC DAVIES. August 29, Newport and Barry Pilot.
TERRIBLEI COLLIERY EXPLOSION…
ihoM bereaved by the great calamity in the Park Slip colliery. Mr. Harley (a director) said he must tell them that the chairman of North's Navigation Com pany, Colonel North, was absent in Belgium when he received the sad news of the explosion. He -immediately came to England, and telegrams had been received from him to say that he was in most active co-operation with the Lord Mayor for the formation of a subscription list for the relief of the sufferers. (Applause.) Words were quite in- adequate to express the profound sorrow which this terrible calamity had caused the Board of Directors. It only remained with them to show their sympathy with the sufferers, the widows and orphans, in a taugible and palpable manner. He was deputed by his colleagues to say that the com- pany would commence to form the nucleus of a fund by a subscription of £ 500. (Loud applause.) Their chairman (Col. J. T. North) gave besides individually £ 250. (Renewed applause.) His friend, Mr. John Waite gave £ 100. Mr. R. Lockett gave 4100, and he (the speaker) gave £ 1J>0, Messrs. Foster. Brown, and Rees gave tlOO, and the firm of their worthy secretary. Messrs. Hodson. Smith, Briggs and Co. gave t50. This meant n,200-(loud applause)—and he hoped that this would be the nucleus of a fund which wo aid be m consonance with the charity of the British race, and would increase and multiply a huadred- fold. Again expressing the deep sorrow of the Board at this deplorable catastrophe, he proposed that Col. Picton Turbervill, of Laleston, be treasurer of the loeal fund. The Rev. D. Davies read letters of sympathy and regret at their absence from Councillor T. J. Hughes, Mr. A. J. V 'lliams. M.P. (who promised a cheque for £ 20), Dr. Hutchinson. Aberdare (who. although quite a stranger to the district, enclosed a cheque for jglO). and Major Treharne (who for- warded a cheque of £ 20.) Dr. Pringle wrote offer- ing to provide a certain number of workers, with alf they might require, and Miss Olive Talbot. Margam. expressing her intention of helping in -any fund that might be raised. Mr. E. Knox also wrote enclosing a cheque for £5. Mr. Davidson, head attendant at the Asylum, said he attended on behalf of Dr. Pringle, who wished him to state that the staff at the Asylum had that morning expressed their sympathy in a practical way by raising a' fund. Dr. Pringle con- tributed £ 20—(applause)—and the other officers made the sum up to £ 47. (Renewed applause.) Miss Jenkins had added thereto another t5. and she expressed her deep sorrow with the bereft. ARRIVAL OF THE HOME SECRERARY. Mr. Henry Asquith, Q.C. (the Home Secretary) left Cardiff for the colliery at nine o'clock on Monday morning. The Home Secretary arrived at the pit shortly after ten o'clock, and at once entered into conversation with Her Majesty's Inspector of Mines. He was introduced to Mr. Jonah Jones, one of the most daring and successful of the rescuing purges Mr. Evan Owen, Cardiff and Mr. Campbell. The latter gentleman ex- plained the mode of dealing with the sufferers by means of the Miners' Permanent Relief Fund. The Home Secretary stated that this was pre-eminently a case in which that fund should be supplemented from other sources, and he was glad to hear that a Mansion House subscrip- tion was to be started. After taking note of the surroundings of the pit Mr. Asquith entered the office, where the plan of the workings was ex- plained to him. He interviewed Mr. Thomas Jones, one of themen who was rescued from No. 4 Range, and received from him an intelligent account of his experiences in the pit. After spend- ing nearly three hours Mr. Asquith was driven to Tondu House, the property of North's Navigation Company, where he lunched, afterwards returning to Cardiff by special train. The lengthy consultation between the Home Secretary and the Government Inspectors of Mines (Messrs. Robson, Sims, and Lewis) was of a purely private nature, and of no interest to the public, and at its conclusion Mr. Asquith devoted himself to the work of directly conveying to the I sufferers and the relatives of the dead a personal message from the Queen, expressing the deepest sympathy with them. In order to do this. the Home Secretary, at the conclusion of his visit to the colliery, went to the village and to the houses of some of the people. NARROW ESCAPE OF -A CADOXTOX LAD. A young man named Acland, the eldest son of Mrs. Acland, a widow residing in Robin's-lane, Old Cadox- ton. went to Bridgenllast, Thursday seeking employ- ment. He went to the Park Slip Pit and applied for work, and he was told he could have a job if he would go underground as driver, which, fortunately for him- self, he refused to accept, and on Friday he walked to Cardiff, where he obtained a job. On Saturday morn- jog on opening the paper and reading of the disaster his feelings were of a mixed character. As Acland is the ehief supporter of his widowed mother and her cth<T- six children, it would indeed have been a deplor- afcie thing had he accepted employment at the pit. RELIEF FUNDS. Funds for the relief of the bereaved families of those killed by the disaster have been opened by -the South Wales Da ily News and the If Mail. The .iYeuwfund:'l.t present amounts to £ 206 19s. 3d.. and the Mail fund e 6 8 18s. Od. Mrs. Llewellyn, Baglan-hall, has promised to give 1:300. The Mayors of Cardiff and Newport and the Cardiff Branch of the National Sailors and Firemen's Union have also opened subscription lists. LETTER FROM COUNTY COUNCILLOR T. J. HUGHES. TO THE EDITOR OF THE SOUTH WALES STAR. Sir,—Having been unavoidably, and to my great regret, absent from the public meeting held at Tondu on Monday, may I. by your courtesy, take this opportunity of expressing my heartfelt sorrow at the crushing catastrophe which has Saddened all our hearts, and cast a pall of gloom ever the whole district. I should like, at the same time, to express my sincere and affectionate sympathy with the many (alas how many !) of my friends in the Newcastle Division, who are bereaved of dear ones, and to <whom the whole world looks dark to-day. The scene I witnessed at Park Slip on Friday evening has been burnt into my memory, and I can never forget it. I can only join with all my heart in the prayer of our nation, that those who have been thus, at a blow, deprived of husband, father, child, or friend, may sek and obtain Divine consolation in this their great time of need. It is for us. who -rely for one of our great necessaries of life on the true heroism of the collier, to strain every nerve in order that this crushing blow may be lightened, and that abundant relief may be forth- coming. I trust we shall rise to the occasion. and that many thousands of pounds will be contributed to the various relief funds which are being in- augurated. Writing from here, I do not know what was the outcome of yesterday's meeting so will you please add my name to the list of contributors to the local fund for fifteen guineas. I cannot close without a sincere tribute of my admiration of the brave band of heroes who have. at imminent peril of life and limb, explored the ruined workings and, despite the deadly after- damp and the fallen rr,of. brought so many (would to God there had been^uany more 1) of their com- rades back to life. Their gallant deeds will add a lustre to the already bright page of herbism in the history of ,Welsh colliery disasters.-I am, &c.. T. J. HUGHES. Bersham Hall, tear Wrexham, 30th August, 1892. p g—Since writing I have been over to a meet- ing of the Wrexham Town Council, and I am glad to say they have unanimously acceded to my re- quest to open a relief fund.—T. J. H. y. A SUGGESTION. TO TIlE EDITOROF THE SO UTH WALES STAR. SIR.-This terribble calamity has thrown upon the charity of the community a large number of -widows and orphans, whose breadwinners has been suddenly taken from them, and left them totally unprovided for. And, as is usual and proper upon these occasions, a relief fund has been opened for the purpose of making provision for those who are entitled to our sympathy and support. But it has occurred to me that a method might be adopted, by which in addition to the amount subscribed by the and benevolent amongst us, a substantial r^ouS might be added to the list, and the whole countv take a share in the promotion of the relief fund. As you are aware, Sir, whenever a Prince or other distinguished person visits a cor- Dorpte town, it is usual to honour them at the ex- pense of the rates, and a special vote is taken, and the amount authorised to be spent is voted as a alary to the Mayor. Now, I believe that the Local ,nt Wemment Act gives the County Council power Dot pay a salary to its chairman, and if I am correct the-my belief, why cannot our County Council all, the a: me means, and nann over a large snt)- i,c u to the relief fund, and charge it as chair- was "JajyJ venture to say that such a course \nmend itself to every right-minded é country, and not a single ratepayer fid who would object to such a pro- y of these poor fellows were rate- mtributed their quotat for the „ „ V public good, and as our public bodies are not at all backward in spending public money in feas> ing those who are already clad in purple and fir.o linen, it is not too much to ask them to spend a little of the public money in feeding the relatives of those who are, by this fearful calamity, clad only in the garment of Death -Yours. kc.. F. W. TAYLOR. 2, Aberthaw-terrace. Barry. August 30, 1892.