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ROUND THE TOWNS. [BY MR. GAD-ABOUT.] "v The rateable value of the Barry district is £ 96,000. Six new members to the Hibernia Benefit Society have been enrolled at Penmark. ■Y The Wolf Tone branch of the I.N.L. was re- formed on Sunday last at Cardiff. 3 It is said that there will be 1,500 names on the next School Board register of voters. Mr. T. Ellis, M.P., who is now enjoying a holiday in the Tyrol, will visit Barry in December. # Round the Town," a magnificent bailee, was produced at the Empire, London, last week. Mr. Jeremiah Driscoll has a tale to tell. There's an assault and a mark that wasn't seen in it. Jk One of the local Churchwardens has lately expressed his belief in the existence of a God. An insurance company is being formed in Lon- don which will pay its premiums upon the births of twins. Church and State at Cadoxton, Two policemen in uniform attended the Cadoxton Parish Church on Sunday night. The Local Board on Tuesday was regularly on the jaw. and Mr. Jewel Williams, therefore, found himself in his element. # # li Don't put too much on the shoulders of willing hands," said the chairman of the painters' meeting on Monday night." The opening meeting of the Barry Congrega- tional Improvement Society on Wednesday even- ing was in every way a success. #, The Cowbridge and Aberthaw Railway was opened on Saturday. Three trains will be run daily on it by the Talf Vale Company. G reat surprise was evinced at the fact that Mr. Edward Phillips did not accompany the deputation that waited on the Local Board on Tuesday. Mr. Blackmore, the newly-appointed librarian, was on Friday lust appointed agent 'for Cadoxton to the Merthyr and Dowlais Building Society. I hear that there will be a good crowd of candi- dates for the Local Board at the next election, and that there will be at least four medical men among them. I hear there were lively times at the Starr-Bowkett meeting the other day. and that several of the directors and ex-directors came in for some scath- ing Mcrr. itGiceiosrmge Thomas was at great pains to de- fend himself at the Local Board meeting on Tues- day, and ended by making almost an uncondi- tional surrender. # The Sage of Barry-road was in great form at the Young Wales meeting on Tuesday night. He was evidently whetting his weapons for Friday night's encounter. Among the applicants for the post of Resident Engineer under the Barry Company is a local man who has done good work under Mr. John Robinson. I wish him luck. Mr. Lamplough spoke of the non-unionist at the painters' meeting more in sorrow than in anger. I work against him," said Mr. Lamplough, in his own interest." Jp And this is fame A weekly contemporary calls Mr. Keir Hardie the M.P. for Mid-Lanark. Since when has the member for West Ham succeeded Mr. Wynl'ord Phillips Last week a staunch Nonconformist, Mr. John Cory, opened a Church Mission Hall at Barry Dock. What it is to have a broad-minded Christian like Canon Allen as vicar of a parish The Rev. Hugh Jones made a curious slip in his lecture on Wednesday night, when he said that the Welsh martyr, John Penry, had been burned. As a matter of fact. Penry was hanged. p The Joneses and the Williamses had a high old time of it on Wednesday night. At a meeting held at Barry Dock there were five speakers. Two were Williamses and three were Joneses. If an insect were crawling over me," said a z, speaker at the painters' meeting, "I would, without remorse, put my foot on it and crush it." But suppose it was crawling on his nose ? The Young Wales party are determined to show that they are fit to have a Gas and Water Home Rule Bill granted to them, for they displayed remarkable grasp of the subject at the last debate. # General Lee said that by acting as they did with regard to the flushing question, the members were stultifying themselves, which is, being inter- preted, making. fools of themselves. And so say I. Mr. Lamplough paid a high compliment to the loeal press on Monday night. Never, he said, had the Trades' Union been so well served by the press as it had been at Barry during the late painters' strike. There are 175 names on the register of the Roman Catholic School at Barry Dock, as against 120 about five months ago. Still the average attendance at the Board Schools last month was 82 per cent. A correspondent writes :—It is a pleasing duty to glaziers to think that the inhabibants of one street of the district study their best interests by window smashing—viz., the Little dears of Holme-street. • Which is right ? should the 11 Local Board be used as a plural, or singular, noun ? The clerk of the School Board in his recent letter to the Local Board, says it is a plural, but others say it is a singular, body. Let's go in here, ma," said a little boy to his mother at Cadoxton station, pointing to a carriage reserved for trimmers." No, dear," was the gentle reply, That's reserved for the members of the Local Board." # Quite an improvement is noticeable in the T.V.R. train running between Cadoxton and Car- diff. The whole of the coaches have been over- hauled and re-seated, and now present a. very neat and comfortable appearance. There are six brothers employed as trimmers at the Dock. The lightest of them is over 13 stone in weight, while their father only scaled nine stone. They inherit their physique from their mother, who was well-known in old Cadoxton. The Trades Council collecting-box has been re- turned from the Ship Hotel with only one penny in it! All the members of the Council wonder I whether it was one or two gentlemen who contri- buted towards this sum, as it was made up of two half-pennies. Mr. Alfred Jackson, solicitor, is to be married next week to a Llanelly lady. and will take up his residence at Romilly-road, Barry. I am glad to see Mr. Jackson setting such a good example to his brethren of the quill, and I wish him every joy and prosperity. The Rev. Hugh Jones, of Liverpool, who has been addressing crowded audiences at Barry Dock on Wednesday and Thursday, is a native of Bangor, and shares with the Rev. John Evans, Eglwysbach, the distinction of being the best preacher among the Welsh Wesleyans. ::fie Mr. William Thomas de Barri thoroughly enjoyed himself at the Local Board on Tuesday. He never said so little at any meeting of the Board before, but he egged on the combatants with infinite zest, and when the fun began to flag, he discreetly fanned the expiring flame. I regret exceedingly to hear that Mr. W. E. Da vies is leaving Cadoxtou. Mr. Davies has been prominently connected with several social institu- tions whilst he has been in the district. I hope he will have every success in the high calling to which he ia about to devote himself. At the meeting of the Local Board on Tuesday a specimen of the tree-guards which will be used on Holton-road was exhibited. One of the officials of the Board suggested that a violent member of the Board should be confined in it but the only use it was put to was by Mr. Barstow, who hung his hat on it. # General Lee found the task of cycling from Dinas Powis to St. Nicholas on Tuesday a rather warm one. Ah," said another magistrate present, with inward satisfaction, as he gazed on the veteran's perspiring countenance, "I am very pleased I rode over. Riding is much more com- fortable than cycling." A son of the Rev. Hugh Jones was a contem- porary of Mr. Llewellyn Williams, Aelybryn, at Oxford. Mr. J. Arthur Jones was the" arch- sonedydd of the Dafydd ap Gwilym Society, took a third class in classical moderations, and a third class in the final school of modern history, and is now the sub-editor of the Bristol Mercury. Mr. William Thomas, of Sully, only spoke once at the Local Board meeting, and that was to ex- plain that a weighing scale was dearer than a steelyard.—Other members would do well if they did likewise, and confined their remarks to that which they understand. Only, I am afraid, some of them wouldn't be able to speak at all in that case. I am sorry to hear that" good old Doctor Gore is about to leave us in December. It is pleasant to know, however, that he is leaving because lie has had an excellent medical appointment at Chester. We shall all miss the pleasant face and cheery manner of Dr. Gore. and everbody will wish him and Mrs. Gore long life and happiness in their new sphere. Cadoxton on Saturday night last became almost a counter-part of the Promised Land. The contents of a large milk-can was upset on the station platform; and if the milk had only con- tained half as much honey as it did of the liquid wherein the trout do sport," the thing would have been complete, and Cadoxton would be I literally flowing with milk and honey. A short time ago it was reported that Archdeacon Howell had been consulted by Mr. Gladstone as to the provisions of the Welsh Disestablishment Bill by the present Government. Archdeacon Howell lately gave this report an emphatic denial. I now hear on excellent authority that the prominent I ecclesiastic who was consulted by Mr. Gladstone is the Rev. E. Hughes, M.A., the rector of Bar- mouth. I should very much like to hear of the proposed complimentary banquet to Mr. W. M. Douglas on the occasion of his departure from this district to Penarth come to a definite issue. If some kind gentleman would at once broach the subject by convening a meeting, he would. I am sure, receive the most hearty support and co-operation of the many friends and admirers of the above-named gentleman. This is Morien's" definition of the art magic," with which Owen Glyndwr drove back the "vile politician, Bolingbroke" :—"The art magic," says Morien, in Saturday's Western Mail, was in the blood of the descendants of the pioneers of Europe, namely, the Royal Welsh-the Cimbri of Plutarch, whose march, he states, was like that of a devouring flame." It is satisfactory to know that the art magic still survives in the blood of the Seer of Treforest. One of the old inhabitants of Cadoxton had never seen a bath. A few days ago one was put up in a house in the Old Village, and the old lady was given permission to use it to see what it was like. After making careful preparations, the old lady entered the bathroom and shut the door. Presently, however, screams and gurgies and gasps were heard in the bathroom the door was burst open and the old lady was rescued in a half-drowned condition. She says now she will only wash in a tub. s i This is how a Cardiff contemporary speaks of the result of the Revising Barrister's visit to Llan- trisant:—" The Liberal gain on the day was eight votes, and this was arrived at by agreement by the Liberal and Conservative agents, and so obtained by the former in consequence of the ridiculous statement that there had been a Conservative gain at Bridgend." Even the dullest must see the superb beauty of this syllogism. The Liberal gain of eight votes was arrived at" by agree- ment, but obtained" in consequence of the ridiculous statement that there had been a Con- servative gain at Bridgend." What may be the exact shade of difference between arrived at" and obtained," and why Liberals gained at Llan- trisant because the Tories made a ridiculous statement" at Bridgend, is, however, entirely be- yond me.

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