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SALE OF WORK AT BARRY DOCK.

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SALE OF WORK AT BARRY DOCK. On Tuesday and Wednesday a successful sale of work was held at the Nursing Institute, Barry Dock. Many kind friends interested in the institute have been busy for several weeks past in making a considerable quantity of artistic knick- knacks, and the more useful garments for chil- dren, whilst fruit and vegetables have poured in in abundance the last few days from generous- hearted friends. The sale of work was opened on Tuesday by General Lee, the attendance at the opening ceremony not being very large. At later periods of the day, however, and on the following opening ceremony not being very large. At later periods of the day, however, and on the following day, large numbers attended. Amongst those pre- sent were — Major-General and Miss Lee, Mrs. Jenner. Wenvoe Castle Mr. and Mrs. Nell, Wenvoe: Miss Alexander, Bryneithin; ^ev. Mr. Usher, the Misses Edwards, the Misses Allen, the Misses Small, Mr. Sprent and party, &c. The front room downstairs had been arranged as a fruit and vegetable market, the stalls around being crowded with a fine show of autumn fruits and vegetables. Nurse Griffiths and Miss Jones showing considerable expertness as sellers. In the room behind was a tea and refreshment-stall, the domestics of the institute looking after the table with an assiduity which did them great credit. In the large room upstairs was arranged the large selection of fancy needlework articles of vertu, linen garments, toys, &c. Mrs. Robinson had charge of this department, and strenuous and successful were her efforts to obtain purchasers from the spectators. At one end of the room was stationed Mr. Morgan, harpist, of Barry Dock, with his harp, and at intervals during the sale he played selections of harp music. At the other end of the room Master Jack Robinson did a roaring trade as the presiding genius over a bran well. Far behind in the baek regions, shrouded in mys- tery, sat Professor Allen, professor of phrenology and palmistry, who for a modest sum felt bumps and inspected palms with an aÍI of wisdom which caused a feeling of awe to arise in the hearts of those to whom he imparted ideas of their capa- cities and fates. The Superintendent and Nurse Evans walked round and rendered all the assistance they could, and the arrangements for the sale were of a most excellent description. We sincerely hope that the funds of this most excellent and deserving institution will be largely benefited by the sale. The institution has done, and is doing, an extensive but quiet work, and supplying a long- felt want in the district, and subscriptions could hardly be given to a more deserving object than the funds of the institution.

Family Notices

THE DISMISSAL OF RAILWAY OFFICIALS.

THE WORLD'S GOSSIP.if

THEFT OF GOODS AT BARRY DOCK.

ICORRESPONDENCE.

ST. NICHOLAS PETTY SESSION.

BARRY RAILWAY.-TRAFFIC RECEIPTS.

ROUND THE TOWNS.

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