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BARRY DOCK SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. -—■O- ARRIVALS. Sept.. 22.— Activity, s, 677, Havre, light Gathorne, s, 743, St. Malo, light. Iiuysdael, s. 1.307. Dublin, light. La Rochelle, s, 757, Newport, light. Lodestar, 1,690, Dublin, ballast. Sept. 23.—Irwin, s, 611, Birkenhead, light. North Durham, s. Fairmead, s. 1.432, Antwerp, light. Tan- ered, s, 786, Bordeaux, pitwood. Saltram, <}, 1,318, Cardiff, light. Sept. 24.—Southgate, s, 1,108. Falmouth, light. Quickotcp, s, 631, Devonport, light. Duchess of Cornwall, s, 1,080, Rotterdam, light. Spica, 915, Bremerhaven, ballast. Sept. 25.— Bentala, s, 1767, Hull, light. Rhyl, s, 883, Glasgow, light. Cymbeline, s, 880, Dunkirk, light. SAILINGS. Sept. 22.—Clifton, s, Bristol, coal. Shagbrook, s, London, coal. Thomas Haines, s. Gibraltar, coal. Sept. 23.—Drunnnond. s, Cape Town, coal. Rupeira, s, Barcelona, coal. Allonby, s, Bayonne, coal. Orient, Port Pirie, coal. Sept. 24.—York, s, Cape de Verds, coals. Clifton, s, Bristol, coal. Southern Cross, s, London, bunkers. Sept. 25.—Richard Rickmers, Penang or Singapore, coal. IMPORT.—September 23. Bordeaux, Tancred, s, pitwood.
SHAW AND SON", AUCTIONEERS, ACCOUNTANTS, HOUSE AND ESTATE AGENTS, AND MORTGAGE BROKERS. RENTS AND DEBTS COLLECTED UPON SPECIAL TERMS. ——— F St OFFICES 12, VERE-STREET, CADOXTON. DYERS & CLEANERS OF HATS, BONNETS, OSTRICH FEATHERS LADIES' DRESS, AND GENTS' CLOTHING. ORCHARD'S, 35, ADAM ST., CARDIFF. Hats and Bonnets altered or re-made. New Hats and Bonnets made to Order. Leghorn Hats cleaned and made Fashionable Shapes, like New. AG-EXT AT BARRY— H. B. TAYLOR, Wool and Fancy Respository, DURHAM HOUSE, 111, HIGH ST. AGENT AT CADOXTOX- M. PHILLIPS, Wenvoe Bazaar, 76] (Near Railway Station) VERB STREET. DO you desire to realise the best possible prices and secare a numerous company when you dispose of yeiur Landed Estate, Freehold Property, Stock Merchandise^, or Household Furniture? — See that s e e your Advertisements are inserted in the South Wales Star. KEAT!MG'S COUGH LOZENGES "91, Commercial Road, Pockham, July li, 1889. "Dear Sir,—I am a poor hand at exiiressin* my leeliUKS, but I should like to thank yon. Your lounges liave don« wonders in relieving my tomble couch. Since 1 hail the operation of Trache- otomy' (tho same as tlie late Kmperor of Germany, and unlike him. thank God, I am still alive) performed at St. Bartholomew's HospitaL no one could possibly have had a more violent cough; It was so baa at times that It quito exhausted me. The mucus, which was very copious and bard, has been softened, and I have been able to get riu of it without ditticulty—1 am, sir, yours truly, J. HILL." UTTERLY UNRIVALLED. The above speaks for itself. From strict inquiry it appears that the benefit from using Keatins's Coush Lozeiiires is undprstated. The operation was a specially severe oiie, and was performed by the specialist, Dr. H. T. Butlin, of St. Bartholomew's Hospital. Since tne operation the only means of relief is the use of these Lozenges. So successful are they that one affords immediate benefit, althougla from the nature of the case the throat irritation is intense. WEIGHT IN GOLD. Ur.der date Sept. S, 1891, Mr. Hill writes: "1 should lone sines have been dead, but for your Lozenges—they aretcorth thrirvjfight in guld. I will-gladly see and tell anyone what a splendid cougla remedy they are." Heating's Losenees are sold in tins. Is. l}<i. each. The nnrivalle4 remedy tor COUtiHS, UOAKSENESS, and TliliOAT THOUBUS3.
BARRY AND CADOXTON LOCAL BOARD.
BARRY AND CADOXTON LOCAL BOARD. SLAUGHTER-HOUSE COMMITTEE. VISIT OF INSPECTION. A meeting.of this committee was held on Friday afternoon in the tool-house of the Slaughter-house. Mr. John Robinson, at the opening of the meeting, was voted to the chair, in the absence of Mr. George Thomas, who afterwards turned up, and there were also present :—Mr. J. Barstow, Mr. Benjamin Lewis, Mr. Pardoe (surveyor). Mr. J. A. Hughes (cleric), and Mr. Phillips (treasurer).—The scale of charges was first considered and settled. It was decided to charge for beasts Is. (;d. each, as against Is., Is. 6d.. and 2s. fid. at Cardiff, and Is. 2d. at Newport: for calves 6d., as against 4d., 6d., and Is. at Cardiff; and 4d. at Newport pigs, 6d., as against Sd. at Xewport; sheep and lambs :id., as against 2d.. 3d., and 6d. at Cardiff, and 2d. at New- pert and for any other beasts Is. Bd.-On the sug- gestion of Mr. Barstow, it was decided to procure ■steel-yards for weighing cattle, and at Mr. Ben- jamin Lewis's recommendation it was resolved to get a. weighing machine for weighing hides, fat, &:c.—It was resolved that the Newport scale of charges for animals be adopted for animals left in the fasting-sheds. At the conclusion of this portion of the business the committee, which was joined by General Lee, inspected the buildings. The whole of the pre- mises, with the exception of the boiler-house, is built of Lvschat's zinc-work. The slaughter-house building is about 60ft. long by 20ft. wide. It is divided into several departments. At one end is the department for slaughtering beasts and sheep. This apartment is about 30ft. long. and it extends the whole width of the building, 20ft. Next to it are two fasting sheds, one with stands and links for bullocks, cows, &:c.. and the other one for sheep. The floor of the slaughterhouse is made of paving stone, sink-holes being placed so as to drain off the waste water. The room is effectively ventilated by ventilators placed in a raised centre of the roof, under which are the iron beams upon which will be hung the carcases of the slaughtered beasts on roller pegs. At the other end of the building is the slaughter-room for pigs. This apartment is about half the size of the large slaughter- room. and is built on the same principle. At one end will be placed shortly a scalding trough, above which will be placed an iron beam, and a roller from which the carcases will be suspended and pushed from the scalding trough around the room, to the various points for different treatment. The water for scalding purposes is supplied by a steam process from the boiler, which is place in a brick-house contiguous to the pigs' slaughtering-room, and is supplied by pipes. There is leading off from the slaughtering-room a fasting shed for pigs. The doors of the building are fixed on rollers, and, as far as was consistent xe with economy, and a due regard to the ratepayers' pockets, the whole building has been built as com- pletely as possible. The surveyor. Mr. Pardoe, has personally superintended the erection of the build- ing. which will, no doubt, give complete satisfac- tion to the butchers who will use it. Adjoining the slaughter-house is a stack of buildings for general Local Board usage. One department is fitted up for the housing of the steam-roller. Next to it is the cart shed. in which we noticed two new road sweepers, which we hope will be well-used during the coming winter months, so as to do away with the winter nuisance of mud, and next to that is a tool-shed, whilst around at the other side is what the district has so long wanted, a mortuary. After the inspection of the premises the com- mittee went out into the field adjoining, which the Barry and District Football Club has asked for for playing on during the coming football season. —Mr. George Thomas said he thought they should grant the use of the field, and take no rent.— General Lee thought they should take a rent.- Mr. Lewis said the difficulty would be that if they threw the field open without some restrictions, when the club had gone to the expense of putting the grounds in order, and, perhaps arranged a good match, they would come there, and find a lot of juveniles would have possession, and so spoil the ground, and upset the game of the club.—Mr. Thomas asked whether the club would take gate fees.—The Clerk thought not.—Mr. Thomas said they would if they went to the expense of erecting a stand: &c.-The Clerk said the club would not want to do that.—Mr. Thomas remarked that they did not know what the club would want if it developed.—Ultimately it was decided to let the club have the ground, at a rental of e5, and in the event of the club wishing to fix gate fees for any important fixture, they should first apply to the Local Board for permission to do so.- Before leaving the ground the Surveyor asked about the lighting of the Slaughter-house, and the question was referred to the Finance Committee.- This concluded the business. PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE. On Monday evening a monthly meeting of the above committee of the Local Board was held at the Board offices. Mr. Alderman Meggitt presided, and there were also present Dr. O'Donnell, Mr. John Robinson, Mr. William Thomas (Barry), Mr. Joshua Barstow, Mr. J. C. Pardoe (surveyor), and Mr. J. Arthur Hughes (clerk).—The Surveyor read his monthly report. He drew attention to the fact that the time for the scavenging tenders had expired. Mr. Thomas said he thought the contracts should be let until June. He had known many districts where persons had paid for doing the scavenging so as to use it for manure. &c.—The Clerk recommended that the tenders be let until after the election of the new Board.—Mr. Thomas moved that the Board advertise for contracts up to the 1st of June. He considered that that was just the time that the contracts of the Board should be let.—Th« question of the disposal of the sewage was next considered.—After a discussion, Mr Thomas pro- posed that the offer made by Messrs. Howell and Thomas be accepted. — Mr. Barstow seconded.—The Clerk drew attention to the fact that the matter was not one for consideration by the Public Works Committee, and the Chairman ruled that the motion was out of order, and the matter, therefore, was referred to the Health Com- mittee.—A letter was read by the surveyor from Mr. G. W. Leyshon, of the Telegraph Department, with regard to the telegraph post to be fixed near the Wenvoe Arms Hotel. The members of the Board had thought that,lif possible it, would be desirable to have an artistic iron post affixed. The superintendent wrote stating that the Depart- ment did not keep iron posts in stock, and that the authorities found that wooden posts answered as well. When the post was pointed it would have a nice appearance. Mr. Trigg, builder, who had been reported by the surveyor to have mixed his mortar with liquid sewage, and whom it had been resolved to bring before the committee to be cautioned, came in to be admonished.—The Chairman said it was a very serious thing to do to get such stuff mixed amongst the materials of a house to be used for habitation. —Mr. Trigg denied having used sewage water it was rain water that he used.—The Chairman said it had been reported by the officials that he had done so, more than once. It was the duty of the Board to look after the health of the people, and they must make an example of those who broke the bye-laws.—Mr. Barstow said it was a most serious thing, and he himself had prosecuted 23 persons for the same offence.—Mr. William Thomas also severely reprimanded Mr. Trigg. Mr. Robinson asked Mr. Trigg to undertake never to repeat the offence. Mr. Trigg then retired. The Surveyor reported that Mr. Charles Read, builder, had let three houses on the Porthkerry- road before they were finished. and before certifi- gates had been granted. He had written to Mr. Read on the matter, and he had promised to rectify it, but nothing had been done. Mr. Robinson moved, and Dr. O'Donnell seconded, that proceed- ings be taken. This was agreed to. The Surveyor said that Mr. Cling, Dunraven- street, had been guilty of the same offence with regard to eight houses, and on the motion of Mr. Barstow, seconded by Dr. O'Donnell, it was decided (that proceedings should be taken against him. THE JIAKIXG OF ROADS. The Surveyor produced tenders for the carrying out of private improvements in sixteen streets in the district, as advertised in the South Wales Star. These were opened by the clerk and read out.—On .the motit33 of Mr. William Thomas, seconded by Mr. Barstow, it was decided that the lowest tender be accepted for the four streets at Barry. The contracts for the three streets at Barry Dock were given to Mr. Ince and Mr. Love. whose tenders were the lowest, and Mr. Rutter's tender being the lowest for the Cadoxton streets, his tender was aceepted for them. LAMP PILLARS. The tenders, as advertised for the supply of lamp pillars were opened, and it was decided to accept that of a local man. Mr. Goule, whose tender was the lowest, at 24s. a pillar.-The tender, for the supply of trees and planting of the same, subject to conditions, were opened, and that of Mr. John Stapleton was accepted. BEAD BHEEP AGAIN. The Surveyor reported that the recent stoppage of the sewer in Morrell-street was caused by the body of a dead sheep, which must have been wilfully placed in the sewer. This had happened on three occasions, and on the proposition of Dr. O'Donnell. seconded by Mr. Barstow, it was de- cided to offer a reward of P,5 for the discovery of the culprits. INSUFFICIENT ROOFING. Mr. Robbins was reported to be building a house in Station-street without using materials of sufficient strength, and it was decided to write to him to alter it at once a prosecution to be in- stituted if the order was not complied with in 14 days. DECLARATION OF punLIC ROADS. The declaration of Thompson-street, Dock-road, and Travis-street was deferred until after the next Board meeting. THE STEAM ROLLER. Messrs. Aveling and Porter wrote enclosing their estimate for the repair of the steam roller, amount- ing to £ 48. In their letter they said they were surprised that a comparatively new roller should want so many repairs, and they thought it must have been very badly treated. MISCELLANEOUS. It was decided that specifications for widening roads should be printed, as agreed by the Board.— Mr. John Jones wrote drawing attention to the fact that, owing to the laying of the sewer on land abiKting on his, near the Cadoxton Moor, cattle were able to stray on and off his land. He asked the Board to put up a fence at the unfenced points. After due deliberation, this it was decided to do.- Mr. Forrest had written to the clerk with regard to the private improvements at the back of Main- street. He asked, also, particulars to to metalling and keeping the road and pathway from the old lane to the Barry Church.—It was decided to do eo, on condition that they were dedicated to the public.—The Surveyor submitted plans for two houses for Mr. Samuel Hopkins, Glamorgan-street. Owing to an irregularity of the ground, it was referred back for amendment.—A plan of altera- tions to the Thompson-street Public-hall were sent in and passed, subject to a slight alteration in the position of the hydrant. Plans of eight shops on the Holton-road between Guthrie-street and Morel-street, for the Rev. L. Williams, and for a shop for Mr. John Jones on the Holton-road were granted; and an addition to a workshop in Pyke-street, which it is intended to turn into a dwelling-house for Messrs. Morgan, was deferred. The Clerk reported that when inspecting the Barry Dock district in company with Dr. Donnell, Mr. G. Thomas, and the Sur- veyor, he saw a man driving a cart over a kerbing. which was damaged considerably. This driving over the kerbing was in opposition to the bye-laws, and he thought it should be stopped.-This it was decided to do. FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING. The monthly meeting of the Finance Committee was held at the Board Offices, Cadoxton, on Tues- day afternoon last, Major-General Lee in the chair. There were also present :—Messrs. J. Robinson, M.I.C.E., J. J. Williams. B. Lewis, Dr. Neale, J. A. Hughes (clerk), J. Pardoe (surveyor), C. Howe (collector), and Inspector Leyshon. BILLS. The following bills were presented for payment -Rent of offices, C. Howe, £13 5s. Lewis Evans, printing minutes, £ G 15s. 6d.; Thomas Ruckley, 10s.; B. T. Pomeroy, X 2 Is. 6d.; Rees Jones, £ 2 14s. Lewis Evans, SL2 3s. 6d.; Walter King, £ 1 Is. Id. Harry I)och JYcic-t, printing and advertising, X5 lls. (id. Smith Wales Star, 8s. Mayne Hooper and Co., £2 its. 8d. Salaries—C. Howe (collector), £ 31 5s. Phillips (treasurer), £ 50: J. A. Hughes (clerk), £ 50 Dr. Neale (medical officer of health), C18 15s. Peter and Ann Davies, £ 1 5s.; Sarah Jones (caretaker). £2 2s.; J. C. Pardoe, surveyor, £ 75; R. Pardoe, £ 19 10s. Steam roller, Aveling and Porter, £ 3 13s. 6d. Re- pairing roads John John. £ 16 10s. Id.; F. Grif- fiths, 8s. ditto, £ 2 19s. 3d. Thomas Ruckley, £14 4s. ditto, 7s. 6d.; R. H. Charles, loan £ 2.300, C28 17s. 6d. Scavenging Thomas Ruckley, jEl 3s.; ditto, 411 6s.; John John, £10 ? F. Griffithll, £ 10 J. D. Treharne and Son, 4s. F. Harris' A9 2s. 6d.; J. Smart and Co., £ 24 39. Gibbons and Sons, £ 2 9s. Knight and Co., zC3 OB. 6d. Barry District Billposting Company* 5s. street watering—Thomas Rucklev, £ 2 16s. 3d. A. M. Moore, £ 25 5s. F. Griffiths, A4; John John, ;C2 Is. Lighting—A. M. Moore, 6s. 3d. Scavenging—F. Griffiths, t- I T. Ruckley, £ 1 14s. Sewers—T. Ruckley, 15s. F. Griffiths. £ 1 12s. A. M. Moore, £1 I83. Barry District Billposting Company, 7s. 6d.; ditto, 10s. Barry Railway Company, £ 2 10s.; C. Howe, commission, £ 12. Improvements :-W. Townsend,5s. Barry District Billpositing, 4s. Fire Brigade ac- count: Barry District Billposting Company, 4s.; Loan, £ 144 2s. lid.: Kerbing, Thomas Rees, £ 59. Slaughter-house, -ClOO:-Petty cash, Clerk. fS 10».; Inspector of Nuisances. X20 Surveyor, £ 260. CLAIM FOR DAMAGES. The Clerk read a letter from the County Plate Glass and General Insurance Company, drawing attention to, and requesting payment of £ 5 for damage done to the shop window of Mr. D. Griffiths, Barry-road. Cadoxton. the effects of a blasting accident which occurred on the 24th ult. After some discussion, the clerk was instructed to write the Company disclaiming all responsibility in the matter. MISCELLANEOUS. Tenders'for the loan of £ 6.911 and £ 3.156 were next considered, and it was decided to accept the terms of Messrs. Dagnall and Co., London.- The Surveyor was instructed to draw up a list of private improvements for the next Board meeting. -This concluded the business.
PETTY SESSIONS FOR CADOXTON.
PETTY SESSIONS FOR CADOXTON. On Saturday afternoon a meeting of county magistrates of the Penarth Petty Sessional Division was held at the Town-hall, Cardiff, for the purpose of considering a memorial presented by the Barry and Cadoxton Local Board of Health, asking that there might in future be held at Cadoxton a weekly police-court. The justices present were Mr. J. S. Corbett (chairman of the Bench), Mr. John Cory, General Lee, Col. Guthrie, Major Thornley, Mr. Llewellyn Wood, Mr. Valentine Trayes, Mr. T. R. Thompson. Mr. John Duncan. Mr. O. H.Jones, and Mr. J. W.Morris (magistrates' clerk). After having discussed the matter, *the justices resolved that a police court be held at Cadoxton each week, beginning in November next, and that the court sit each Thursday. A rota was also drawn up for the regular attendance of magis- trates at each sitting of the court.
TITEOAT AFFECTIONS AND -All suf- fering from irritation of the throat and hoarseness will be agreeably surprised at the almost immediate relief afforded by the use of "Brown's Bronchial Troches." These famous "lozenges" arc now sold by most respectable chemists in this country at Is. Hd. per box. People troubled with a "hacking cough," a slight cold," or bronchial affections, cannot try them too soon, as similar troubles, if allowed to pro- gress, result in serious Pulmonary and Asthma-4ic n Elec- tions. See that the words" Browu's, Brvnc-nal Troches are on the Government Stamp around each box.—Prepared by JOHN I. BROWN & SONS, Boston, U.S. European depot, 33, Farringdon Road, London. There is 110 remedy in the world equal to LEWIS' PECTORAL BALSAM for Coughs, Colds, and all Dis- orders of the Lnngs."—ls.l^d. and 2s. 9d. per bottle.
OUR PUBLIC MJCJJN.
OUR PUBLIC MJCJJN. [BY DARIUS DAnE.] III. "Tell me, Muse, of that man, so ready at need, who wandered far and wide. Many were the men whose towns he saw and whose mind he learnt. yea, and many the woes he suffered in his heart upon the deep." So sang the blind bard of Hellas of far-wandering Odysseus," whose furtherest wanderings only brought him to Calypso's isle and the straights that divide Sicily from Italy; and who never steered his bark outside the tide- less Mediterranean. We still want a poet to sing the wanderings of the men of English race, who are not driven, like Odysseus, to wander to the utter- MR. JOHN ROBINSON M.INST.C.E., F.R.G.S., F.G.S., most confines of the earth by the dread Ate, or by relentless gods, but who visit of their own free will the far away corners of the earth, carrying with them the blessings of civilisation and the newest appliances of modern science. The career of Mr. John Robinson, the Chairman of the Barry and Cadoxton Local Board, illustrates not only the vast growth of the world's area since the time when Homer sang, but also the all-pervad- ing influence of England on the history of the world. Mr. John Robinson, is probably only one of many Englishmen who have made their home in every portion of the globe, and his career, though a distinguished one, differs but accidentally from that of many others. When the historian of the future comes to trace the influence of the English- speaking race on the destinies of the world, he will admit that, compared to it, even the influence of artistic Greocc and juridical Rome pale, and he will pay a just tribute to the great and abiding influence of those restless spirits, whose energy could not be bounded by the shores of their own little sea-girt isle, and whose love of their pro- fession or of adventure transcended even their attachment to the land of their birth, and caused them to scorn the pleasures and comforts of home. It were too long a task for me to trace in detail the career of Mr. Robinson from the time when, some half a century ago, he was born in the pretty little Westmoreland village of Kendal to the pre- sent time, when lie has resigned his post of resident engineer to the Barry Dock and Railways Com- pany. In 1853 Mr. Robinson began his real work in life as a pupil to thedate Mr. Charles Saunder- son, who was the engineer to the Great Western Company. In 1855 Mr. Robinson began his travels by going on a surveying expedition to Scotland, where he remained for some years. Early in the sixties he was appointed the resident engineer of the Ost Prussische Siidban, a line that runs from Konigsberg, the historical fortress-seat of the kings of Prussia, to Pillau, on the Russian borders. No sooner was that line completed than Mr. Robinson was appointed to a very responsible post in India, as engineer to a railway between Koolhurga and Raichore. How Mr. Robinson ever found out where these places are, is a puzzle to me and to many others and it is said that Mr. Robinson was made a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society because he succeeded in finding out where these places are. In 1870 we find Mr. Robinson engaged in locating the centre portion of the Inter-Oceanic Railway, a line which runs from Puexto Caballos on the Atlantic to Amapala on the Pacific. In 1872 began that connection between Mr. Robinson and Mr. Wolfe Barry which eventually brought Mr. Robinson to Barry. In that year Mr. Wolfe Barry appointed him Chief Resident Engineer of several railways in the Argentine Republic. Mr. Robinson seems to have contracted a passion in South America for constructin g trans-conti- nental railways, for in 1881 we find him in Aus- tralia with General the Hon. W. H. A. Fielding deeply engaged in mapping out a scheme for a Grand Trunk Railway, which was to run from one extreme of the island-continent to the other. The proposed line would have covered 1,115 miles, and its construction would have cost 621 millions. The grand project, however, came to nothing or next to nothing. General Fielding, who is a brother to the late Lord Denbigh, it will be interesting to many to know, will shortly visit his old friend at Barry, and possibly my readers will then have a chance of knowing more of that gigantic project. Sir Samuel Griffith, the Welsh Premier of Queens- land. has lately taken the matter up, and the Grand Trunk Railway is in a fair way now of being accomplished. These are not all the countries that Mr. Robinson has visited, for he has also been in Holland and North America, while the year before he came down to live at Barry he was doing some engineering work in Spain. Since he has been living at Barry, as the resident engineer of the Barry Company. Mr. Robinson has devoted much time and attention to local matters of public importance. He was one of the original members of the Local Board, of which he is this year the chairman he has been for some years the Chairman of the Burial Board and he is interested in and connected with a cricket club, a football club, and a quoit club at Barry. Probably there has bsen no man better abused during this year than Mr. John Robinson, unless it be the General Manager, Mr. Richard Evans. It s hard to understand how it is that a travelled man-of-the-world, like Mr. Robinson, should give rise to so much bad blood. One would have thought that a man who has held important and respon- sible administrative posts in four continents would have acquired a tact and knowledge of men that would have saved him from the indis- cretions of which Mr. Robinson has been guilty. The answer is that the very simplicity of Mr. Robinson's nature and the character of his profes- sion and his life's surroundings have made it im- possible that things should have turned out other- wise. All his life Mr. Robinson has been a man set in authority, and has said to this man "Go," and he goeth, and to that man Come," and he cometh, and to his servant Do this," and he doeth it. He has lived-even when living in England—in a circle of his own—in an rmperinni in imjvrio—where his word is law. When in remote and uncivilised portions of the globe, he has been an autocrat with as absolute a power over his own men as the veriest dictator. His orders had to be implicitly obeyed, without question and without remonstrance. The engineer was responsible for all: the engineer's orders had therefore to be implicitly obeyed. When a man with a career like Mr. Robinson's takes to public life in England, he finds it hard, and almost impossible, to adapt himself to the changed circumstances. That is why the great Indian administrators have always proved such great failures in the House of Commons, and that is why a man like Mr. H. M. Stanley has failed even to get returned by a popular constituency. These men get so used to undisputed authority, that the rough give-and-take of English public life irritates and annoys them. They have never cultivated that gift of managing men by moral suasion which is indispensable to everyone who wishes to make his mark in a popular assembly. That has been the case with Mr. Robinson, and the unpopularity which he bears in certain circles, though, very probably, quite undeserved, is, nevertheless, very natural. In a free country, where even the poorest labourer has been enfranchished, govern- ment must be carried on not by force, but by reason. Mr. Robinson first of all assures himself that a certain eourse is just and right and reason- able. He decides to follow that course, and if any dispute its wisdom, well, so much the worse for the sceptic. I don't think that Mr. Robinson really cares very much for his position on the Local Board. It is evident very often that he is sick to death of the drivel that is talked there. His mind wanders from the subject of discussion, or he employs himself more pleasantly and congenially in scanning some engineering plans that the Surveyor may have placed on the table. Suddenly the time comes to put the matter to the vote, and Mr. Robinson has now and then to be coached by the clerk as to what the subject under discussion has been. On many questions he is utterly indifferent. Indeed so, indifferent was he once that when he had to give a casting vote, in his capacity as chairman, he drew lots or, as some say, tossed up, how he should vote. The only questions he is interested in are those connected with engineermg,.or with the Barry Company. On other matters his friends help him to make up his mind. In spite of his manifold indiscretions, and the brusqueness of manner, which sometimes even degenerates into rudeness, Mr. John Robinson is a man of real kindliness of heart. What he said at the presentation meeting on Saturday last is literally true, for I believe he always feels a sin- cere pleasure in giving pleasure to others. He is a I hot Conservative, as might be expected from a firm believer in the sacredness of 41 law and order and he sometimes allows his political convictions to carry him too far. After all, when in years to come. the petty little incidents which divide the community in this year of grace (and in which, by the way, Mr. Robinson with unerring precision takes the wrong iide), will have been re- legated to deserved oblivion, and when another generation of Barryites will have grown up who will know not the squabbles of their predecessors, and when the time for a fair and impartial estimate of our public men will have arrived, the name of our third chairman of the Local Board will be mentioned as one of the most honest, as well as one of the most distinguished, of our public men. As I have commenced so I will end with a quotation from the Odyssey. When Odysseus returned at last to his Ithacau kingdom, after his twenty years absence, he was for a time at strife with his nobles. The last counsel which his steadfast friend, the goddess Athene—the impersonation of divine wisdom— gave him was, Refrain thee now, and stay the strife of even-handed war," and he "obeyed and was glad at heart." In these last days a lamen- table strife has broken out at Barry, mainly, it is said, on account of the last Local Board election. My last advice to Mr. Robinson will be that of Pallas Athene to the other wanderer, Refrain thee now, and stay the strife." NOTICE. Next week a portrait and character sketch of Mr. John Lowdon, Chairman of the School Board, will appear.
LLANTWIT-MAJOR NOTES. FBY PELAGIUS.] The collections in the Nonconformist places of worship towards the Park Slip disaster resulted as follows :—Independents, £ 1 8s.; Wesleyan, £ 1 7s.; Calvinistic Methodists, £ 1 5s. Baptists, £1 10s. If a body which is on one leg subscribes over £ 5 towards the fund, we have no doubt that the wealthy mother Church will add another £10 to swell the small contributions of her one-legged children. Some people have been asking when we are going to start a local fund at Llantwit. Where, oh where, has the Wanderer been that he does Dot know that as far as the Nonconformists are con- cerned it has been started a fortnight ago. News takes time to reach some nooks and corners. But perchance the hint is meant for the classes who have no: yet made a move to help the distressed, and not for the masses.
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THE ADJOURNED LICENSING SESSIONS,
THE ADJOURNED LICENSING SESSIONS, The adjourned annual licensing pensions for the Petty Sessional Division of Dinas Powis was held at the Penarth police court on Monday, before Col. Guthrie (in the chair), Major Tbornley, and Mr. Llewellyn Woods. THE SWAN HOTEL. DINAS POWIS. Mr. J. H. Jones, solicitor. Cardiff, read an appli- cation on behalf of Mr. \V. H. Lowrie, landlord of the Swan Hotel, Dinas Powis, for a renewal of the protection order with respect to the license of the hotel named. Mr. Jones explained that Mr. Superintendent Wake laid objection to the re- newal at the annual licensing sessions at Barry Dock, on the ground that Mr. Lowrie was not a fit and proper person to hold such licence. Under these circumstances, he (Mr. Jones) was prepared to inform the Bench that arrangements had teen made by Mr. Lowrie for the transfer of the licence, provided it was renewed, to Mr. Henry Yenning, of Westra Farm. Mr. Wake said the police were now prepared to withdraw their objection. He also said Mr. Venning was a man of good character.— The application was granted. THE AUBREY ARMS, BONVILSTONE. Mr. J. H. Jones then made a similar application with reference to the Aubrey Arms, of which Mr. Giles was the landlord. The police had objected to the renewal on the vague and general ground that the applicant was not a lit and proper person to hold the licence. Mr. Giles was pre- pared to hand over the tenancy of the house to Mr. William Denbury, on condition that the licence was renewed.—Application granted. MARINE HOTEL, BARRY ISLAND. Mr. J. C. Downing (Messrs. Downing and Hand- cock. solicitors, Cardiff) applied, on behalf of Mr. Oswald Bruce Cuvilje. for a transfer of the licence of the Marine Hotel, Barry Island, to a building now in course of erection on the north-eastern side of the Island. Mr. J. H. Jones, Cardiff, opposed on behalf of the Rev. J. Honey.—Mr. Downing said the owner of the island was Lord Windsor, and he had his lordship's authority, and also that of Mr. Dunscombe. the holder of the Marine Hotel licence, to appear on their behalf and ask for the trans- ference of the licence. The trade and the require- ments of the district had outgrown the accom- modation of the Marine Hotel, the visitors who had visited the island in the summer amounting to 150,000. The new hotel had been built also to provide stabling and bedroom accommodation. At present should visitors drive to the Island their horses had to be taken away some distance, as there was no stabling accommo- dation at the Marine Hotel. £ 6,000 had been ex- pended by Lord Windsor in making roads and sewering in order to develope the district. The Barry Company had also spent between three and four thousand pounds in constructing a bridge and road over the southern end of the docks, and the Gas and Water Company bad laid gas and water mains throughout the whole of the new roads. He did not put the case so much on account of the residential population, although there were eight or ten houses being built, but for the large number of visitors. Eighteen or nineteen sites had been taken for building. The place where the new hotel was building was on the top of a sheltered valley, and it was intended to close off that part of the Island on which the Marine Hotel stood, and convert the buildings into a private residence. The new buildings were 500 yards from the beach, and the Marine Hotel 200 yards. Buildings could not b? erected Meal* the beach at present on account of the shifting sand". Lord Windsor. no doubt, had been well advised in laying out the Island in the most suitable way, and he had selected this site for the erection of the hotel. The Barry Com- pany at the present time were considering the laying down of a tramway from the Barry side of the Island across the southern embankment, because they realised the importance C* t-hs visitors haying facilities to get on the Island, and the terminus of the tramway would be near the proposed hotel.— Mr. Henry Snell, architect and surveyor of Lord Windsor's estates, said he pre- pared the plans (produced) for the proposed hotel on Barry Island. These plans showed on the ground floor, smoking-room, two sitting-rooms, a coffee-room, and kitchen accommodation. The stabling consisted of eight stalls, and a covered shed for about sixteen horses. There was a garden which could be easily converted into a tennis- court if necessary. On the first floor of the house was a refreshment-room, large sitting-room, and six bed-rooms, and bathroom, and on the sefcond floor seven bedrooms. There was plenty of room for adding more hotel accommodation if it was found necessary. The building would cost in erection £5,225, but he thought the total costs, including fittings, &c.. would be £ 7.500. Compared with the accommodation of the Marine Hotel, the accommo- dation would be far superior. The proposed hotel was in the centre of the Island-the part of the Island which would be first developed for building. The Barry Company had expended a large sum of the southern side for a bridge road, and the development of the Island had been delayed until that road had been made. He knew the Barry Company were preparing a scheme for lay- ing a tramway to the Island. Mr. Cuvilje had taken a lease of the premises for 99 years. —Cross-examined by Mr. Jones: Mr. Snell admitted that although the hotel had been ostensibly built to supply accommodation for visi- tors who might wish to stay there, up to the pre- sent, the Marine Hotel accommodation was more than enough.—Mr. Edward Hulland, Penarth. holder of a licence from Lord Windsor to keep bathing machines on the Island, said he estimated the number of visitors at between 100,000 and 150,000. Over 2,000 persons had hired his bathing machines, and a great number of people bathed without using his machines. The Whitmore beach was the best bathing beach in the whole of the Bristol Channel.—Mr. Harry Handcock and Mr. Marchant proved the service of the statutory notices.—For the opposition. Mr. Jones said this case came before them, as many others had done, not because of present requirements but of future expectations. The proposed hotel was placed very near the dock, an -1 it was said to be for the officers, not for the men. They heard the same tale about the Barry Dock Hotel, the bar-rooms of which were constantly filled by the men. The idea was to build a drinking den, to do a large trade. In other cases where two and three hundred houses were built, and houses had applied for a licence, the Bench had decided that the applications were premature, and he hoped they would deal with this application as they had the others, and dis- miss it.-After a short deliberation the Bench decided to grant the application. WILLIAM IV. HOTEL. Mr. A. W. Morris, solicitor, Cardiff, applied on behalf of Mr. John M'Gill. William IV. Hotel, Cadoxton-Barry, for a licence for a certain new room which has been built contiguous to and at the rear of the hotel named. Mr. Morris said the room would be used for dinners and other purposes for friendly societies.—Mr. J. H. Jones, opposed on behalf of the Rev. Ton Evans.—Application re- fused. "1 Ir., <- —.
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SONS OF TEMPERANCE DEMONSTRATION.
SONS OF TEMPERANCE DEMONSTRATION. On Saturday last the members of the Hope of Barry Lodgo of the Sons of Temperance held their third annual tea party and entertainment at Barry Dock. The weather proved to be exceptionally favourable for the demonstration, and at three in the afternoon the members assent bled at the esleyan Chapel. Holton-road. Having formed into procession, with the Barry Band of Hope Fife and Drum Band at the head (under the leadership of Mr. E. Garrett.) they marched through most of the prin- cipal streets of Barry. Barry Dock. and Cadoxton, returning to the Chapel at five o'clock, where an excellent tea had been prepared for them. All the arrangements of catering, &c., were left in the hands of Mr. Watson and staff, who performed their duties in the most satisfactory manner. At 7.30 p.m. an entertainment was held in th same building, Mr. S. A. Williams ably presiding Among others I r sent were Messrs. J. Padfield P.G.S. (Cardiff), J. Bridgman, G.S. (Cardiff), J. Rodcliffe. F.S.. Leo. Cooke. W.P. (O.W.P.). Leonard, W P., C. J. Clemence, W.A., W. Atwell. R.S.. W. Chinn (treasurer), G. Hamblin. J.S.. F. Rutter, A.S.C.. J. Thomas. &c. Songs and recitations were very creditably rendered during the evening by the following ladies and gentlemen :—Miss Ward, Miss Thomas. Miss Parry. Miss Clemence. Messrs J. Thomas. E. Thomas. G. Phillips, and J. Padfield. Mi's Roberts gave a very pleasing- pianoforte solo and Messrs. Garrett and Moore played a flute duet. Miss Roberts accompanied. The Chairman, in opening the proceedings. said he was of opinion that nothing could be more gratifying than to see such excellent institutions of this kind flourishing in the different towns. (Hear, hear.) He believed that nothing was more conducive to the community's welfare than to bitv,* established in their midst a benefit society which combined with its other inestimable advantages the glorious principles of temperance. (Loud ap- plause.) He trusted the time would come when every benefit society would be conducted on these very excellent lines. (Applause.) The speaker then called upon Mr. J. Padfield to address the meeting.—Mr. Padfield said that the Sons of Tem- perance Order had originated in a small American. town many years ngo. and extended itself to Eng- land in the year 1849. Since that period the Order had been gradually gaining strength and branches had now been formed in nearly all the towns in the United Kingdom. (Applause.) A lodge had been formed in Cardiff called The Good Samaritan," and that lodge would in a few weeks celebrate its 35th anniversary. (Loud applause.) He believed that the society, embracing, as it did, both children and adults, had been the means of bettering many men's lives because, being taught when children the glorious advantages of teetotal- ism, they had grown up to be sober and industrious citizens—(loud applause)-and he hoped that the young people present who were not members would come forward at once and place their names upon the lodge list. (Applause.) Mr. J. Bridgman, being called upon to address the meeting, said he had been connected with the Cardiff Branch of the Order for 16 years, and though the branch at that time was comparatively small, it had now enlarged itself into no less than ten divisions and a section of cadets had been formed called the Lily of the Vale Lodge. (Applause,> They had commenced with the very small nnui of 34 members, and there were now on the mem- bers' roll 530 liames. (Luucl applause.) Notwith- striding the fact that the demands upon the society's funds had of late been rather heavy, there still remained a. balance 01 fully £1,000. (Applause.) This he considered a very Irittifvin- state of things, and concluded with the hope that the progress in the future would prove to be equally as satisfactory. (Loud applause.) At this stage of the proceedings a collection was made in aid of the funds of the Cottage Hospital and Nursing Association funds. At the conclusion the musical programme Sir. J. Phillips proposed a hearty vote of thanks to the chairman for pre- siding at their meeting. Th<? chairman having suitably responded, the proceedings efc brought to a close by singing the Doxology.