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ROUND THE TOIHS.
ROUND THE TOIHS. [BY Mil. GADABOUT.] Mr William Thomas must be a proud and happy man this week. The Local Board have adopted his resolution in favour of a weekly cattle market at Cadoxton. and the members have moreover thrown out kindly hints for him to work upon. This is fame, & Holton-road is positively dangerous after nine o'clock at nisrht. The dearth of lamps aoiord splendid opportunities for tramps—who wish to seizes and take possesion of other people s belong- ing- £ Think of it ? Mr. Gadabout was himself stopped this week by a burly itinerant. And he has not got money to throw away in this fashion if other psople have. That tramp caught a Tartar! It is positively pleasant to find the members of -our local public bodies beaming- upon each other with smiles. They have been this last week a happy family indeed. In one instance, however, there was nearly trouble. Mr. George Thomas was the innocent cause. He only suggested that the Local Board should await pronouncing a decision upon the Welsh Intermediate Bill until the School Board had had its sav. But Mr. William Thomas (Barry) thought differently. However, the storm was lulled, and peace again reigned supreme. The members of the School Board must be fond of speakino-. Each one had a turn at the last meeting. The Local Board, too, were not far behind. « Has the Board of Trade a funny man on its staff 7 It would seem so when he asks the Local Board to give a definition of the word seamen." Why cannot the Barry Dock police court be held on a Wednesday ? It is inconvenient to business men to hold it on a Thursday. The Barry and Cadoxton Local Board were ersrao-ed discussing public matters from three o'clock to six o'clock on Tuesday They had a private-special meeting to consider the Bill for the purchase of the Gas and Water Company's under- taking, and also the Barry Railway Company's Bill. But the press were sternly ejected and even at its conclusion there-was no news forthcoming. How many appointments were lost on Tuesday through the special meeting of the Cadoxton and Barry Local Board ? Who is the best speaker in the district ? Don't all answer at once comedy was enacted in Barry this week. Scene Robert-street, Time: Two o'clock Mon- day morning. Persona A man, 5ft. 2in. in heisrht 1 2 stone in weight; and another, whose height'was 5ft. ll £ in., and weight, 8 stone. At the^hour mentioned the above-named gentlemen were travelling through the snow in search of a plumber, the slippers worn indicating that they had been suddenly wrenched from the arms of Morpheus. Moreover, the "long lun" had his suspenders flapping behind. Having encountered and gained victories over a dozen dogs, the plumber's residence was reached. Owing to the 5ft. 2in. man wearing a Volunteer cap, the dis- turbed one for a time refused to obey the summons to come to their aid, the cop evidently having brought to his mind scenes of bloody struggles. Eventually the plumber, determined to do or die, ieined the strange couple. The mechanic having accomplished his task,the "long and short of it once more returned to bed. The bursting of a water pipe was the cause of the tumult. A certain young lady who, but a short time since was transferred from the Holton Schools to a similar institution in the district, utilised her holi- days to good advantage by getting married. The old adage of Killing two birds with one stone," or combining duty and pleasure, is here fully verified. All's well that ends well!" I congratulate Miss Woods on her recent promo- tion. May time prove the selection to be a wise one. I am glad that in future the proceedings of the Barry and District Trades' Council will be re- ported in the local Press. This is a step in the right direction. The lodges will now be able to know with what regularity the various delegates attend to the Council business. I sincerely trust that all the lodges will demand from the absentees tangible xeason for their non-attendance. Says the Western Mail, There is a man living at Penarth who drinks so much water that when he leaves the plase for a season the rates are reduced a penny in the pound. On coming down Barry Hill last Monday night, a policeman, 18 stone in weight, suddenly missed his footing and fell on the ice. Thanks to. his helmet, no damage was done to his cranium. The victory of Wales over England on Saturday was celebrated in style in the Barry district. It was '"a gratenite The din in some places was deafening; while the return journey from Cardiff was entirely occupied in discussing the various points of the play. It is very probable that the ears of the resi- dents at Barry Dock will never again listen to the odious donkey-braying row from the hooter of the Cookham, that vessel having gone ashore at Long- cove, between Hall Sands and Start Point on Sunday. Tne crew were saved. •J The dinner at the Ship Hotel on Saturday night was a most enjoyable one. The conductor of the Barry Brass Band (Mr. Rees) keeps the members well up to the mark, and the state of efficiency attained under the late con- ductor (Mr. De Boer) is well maintained. General Lee is a model chairman. He possesses a dignified presence, does not bore his audience with dry speeches, but is terse and to the point. His remarks at the Brass Band dinner anent the pleasures of music were cordially acquiesced in by those present. Messrs. Bonn and Co.'s diorama having met with such flattering receptions, the proprietors are pre- paring a larger and finer one with which to delight the neighbourhood. W Vere-street, I am sorry, has latterly been filled with vile punsters. At the office barber's the following dialogue took place :—Barber (to cus- tomer who has made some keen remarks): You seem rather cutting to-day.—Customer: Yes; 'Tis rather clever don(e).-Barber: Let'soap so. Some towns become noted for the cries of the vendors of fish, watercress, &c. Barry is noted for the cries of the news-boys. Of an evening, the district is filled with South Wales Star-yer," South Wales Echoier." And the Cadoxton boys are not far behind. The dramatic entertainments held at the Barry Dock Public Hall this week have not been so well attended as they might have been. ♦J4 Local charities ought to be in a very flourishing state, considering the many concerts, fetes, and entertainments got up for their benefit. :>(<> ..J¡: Our local fiddler looks quite a "masher" in a dress suit. Several of the musical pieces played were his own composition. At the end of the farce on the first evening I looked around to see what damage had been done by" Alexander the Thin-legged." Earl Beacons- field lay fiat on his back, whilst General Gordon looked serene with a broken neck. Funny times these ? The teachers of the Cadoxton School have pre- sented a handsome case of spoons, and a silver ink- stand, to Mr. and Mrs. Whitehouse, on the occa- sion of their marriage. Why spoons ? is there a a covert meaning. V The costs of the recent School Board election have just been sent in by the returning-officer, Mr. A. J. Harris. They amount to £57. There was but very little business at the Penarth Police Court on Monday. One well-known face was absent. Mr. Belcher thinks the Penarth magistrates' clerk an authority on tobacco. Was it," said he to a witness, tobacco that Mr. Morris would call hard tobacco ? The farewell services of the Rev. Ton Evans on Sunday evening were well-attended. The Religious Editor was very much affected, and it is said that tears streamed down his reverend countenance. Still he was not the only one so affected. But why was it Mr. Evans was so late ? ;r.. Several females present had time to discuss all the latest news, and sing a hymn before the rev. gentleman made his appearance. I am glad to learn that the wife of the respected Chairman of the Local Board (Mrs. John Robinson) is gradually getting better. :p It transpires that the price offered the Gas and Water Company for their works was £ 130,000. A gentleman calculates that if all the new works of which there have been rumours were to start at Barry, there would be dozens, and the population would be at least, 150,000. >fc Rumours are, to say the least, very unsatisfactory, even when exclusively indicated." tfc For a full report of the Local Board and School Board proceedings see another page. Marriages sometimes do not always turn out well. A few weeks since a local widower with a family married a widow with a family. A business was taken, but the second morning after the wedding, ructions took place, and by mutual con- sent the parties separated. What a short dream of wedded bliss ig Some extraordinary affairs have taken place at Barry Dock lately. ;.¡c :r- The latest is neither a mysterious robbery, savage assault, nor a moonlight flit. It is alleged that a wife has put in the bums on her own husband, and that it does not prevent their living amicably together. People are wondering why the burns" were requisitioned. # On Saturday evening a farewell meeting will be held at the Mount Pleasant Chapel, when the Rev. Ton Evans will be presented with an illuminated address. It is hoped that there will be a large attendance. I am sorry to hear that Mrs. Ton Evans is in a very indifferent state of health. c .? A short time ago John Dowding and Charles Turner were sent away to industrial schools, the School Board authorities and their parents being unable to get the boys to attend school. Last week they were on a visit to Barry, and their appearance betokened that they were now in the right place. ? a I am glad to learn that Mr. Walter Stradling (from Mr. J. H. Hosgood's office, Barry) read aJ very masterly paper at the Congregational Bible Class, Barry, recently, and so much was it appre- ciated that he has been requested to read it at another meeting shortly. :( On Wednesday, February 1st, a conversazione will be held at the Barry Parish-hall. I am assured that a good evening's pleasure will be enjoyed: therefore I hope to see a good number present. The first annual dinner in connection with the Barjy Cycling Club will be held on Wednesday next at the Ba.rry Hotel. The dinner will be followed by a smoking concert, at which some good singers have promised to sing. Tickets may be obtained from the hon. sec., Mr. W. Stradling. At the recent conversazione held at the Barry Parish-hall, the collection amounted to £ 2 18s. 0 On Sunday, the 18bh ult., the Rev. John Le Geyt Duf Heaume was ordained a Presbyter by the Bishop of Llandaff at Llandaff Cathedral. s The Bishop of the Diocese purposes to hold a confirmation at the Mission Church, Holton-road, Barry Dock, on the 10 bh of March. J The Congregational services at the Assembly- room at the Shaftesbury Hotel have been dis- continued. # 1 am beginning to feel just a little bit jealous. I see I have a rival at Barry, and this is what he says in the Congregational Magazine :—"If anyone wants to know why the chapel wasn't warm on Christmas Day in the morning, and where all the young men were in the afternoon, and how the envelope system causes people to attend only one service instead of two, and who gave the brass reading- desks and pictures in the class rooms, and when our grand new chapel with a spire and peal of bells will be finished—write and ask the Editor." I congratulate Mr. Smith-Jones on his appoint- ment as secretary to the Barry Chamber of Trade. He should liven matters up considerably. sk il. Heard at the Barry Chamber of Trade. Mr. Davies (Cardiff) There is not yet a Zoological Garden at Barry, so the special rates by the rail- way companies will not affect traders there. The President They say there is a Zoological Garden here. (Laughter.) 5k It is not often a journalist is insulted nowadays. But to offer him a bribe to keep out anything is impertinent. If he accepted he would not only lose his situation, but be discredited for life. Yet it has been attempted by a Barry Dock man this week. He wanted to bribe the editor, but was promptly shown the door. Well done, Barry Thou art again to the front. Liverpool, far-fam-'d and great, does not scorn to follow in thy wake. The authorities of the Barry Young Wales Party z, have received a communication from Liverpool, asking for particulars of the constitution of the Society, as it is contemplated to start a Young Wales Society on similar lines at that place.
DRAMATIC PERFORM AN OES AT…
DRAMATIC PERFORM AN OES AT J BAJlliY DOCK. On Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings the Barry Dock" Amateur Theatrical Company have given performances at the Public-hall, Thompson street. The pieces chosen for performance were— Mr. Tom Taylor's drama, Helping Hands," in two acts, and the farce, Ohiselling." The perform- ances reflected great credit on the artistes, who are all local people, and when the fact is con- sidered that these were the first attempts this company have made to win stage laurels, any slight imperfections will be forgotten in the general, success of the efforts. The first scene represented to the audience was the exceedingly poor lodgings, occupied by Herr Von Lorentz Hartman and his daughtei, the principal characters in Helping Hands." The heroine, Margaret Hart- Hartman, is seated at the table, copying music, the only eouree of income there is for supplying necessaries to her blind father, a talented violinist, who through various misfortunes has lost the use of his hands, and is therefore unable to earn his livelihood by violin playing. The hard-hearted and much-tried landlady comes in with a writ for rent owing, and she tells Margaret that unless she pays at once their goods will be taken for the money owing. Dr. Merton comes in, as Margaret is lost in paroxysms of grief, to attend her father, and he telis her that if she does not winter in a, warmer clime she will fall a victim to consumption. The girl begs him not to add to her father's trouble by telling this to him. The doctor is so moved by Margaret's tender consideration that he proposes to the heroine, who, whilst favouring his suit declines to leave her father. Margaret goes out to sell her music, and when she returns she finds the brokers' in," and her father's fiddle sold. The curtain falls on the first scene as Hartman, in a frenzy of grief, refuses to be comforted for the loss of his violin. In the second part the curtain rises, disclosing the drawing-room of Lord Quaverly, a peer, who has a mania for collecting violins. His only child is ill, and he sends for Dr. Merton, who arrives on the scene, just after Margaret and her father, the latter of whom has been invited" by Lord Quaverly to judge of the value of several new violins he has purchased. The old man listens, and hears the sound of his own violin, a Strad, which Lord Quaverley had purchased unknowingly from the broker. Through the instrumentality of 'Tilda and Shockey. and the liberality of Dr. Merton, the violin is restored to its rightful owner, who im- mediately places his daughter's hand in that of Dr. Merton, and the curtain falls on a very happy group. Mrs. Marsh, as Margaret, the heroine, was first-class. She played her part very ablv as the tender daughter, whilst Mr. Phillips, as Herr Von Lorentz Hartman was, undoubtedly, the best in- terpreted character of the drama. 'Tilda (Miss E. Bilson), as the kind-hearted "slavey" and Shockey (Mr. Owen) provided the comic side of the picture, and their flirtations caused considerable amusement of the audiences. The cast of the piece was as follows :— Lord Quaverly Mr. Penn The Hon. Calverly Hautboi Mr. B. Bilson Herr Von Lorentz Hartman Mr. Phillips Dr. Merton Mr. C. Marsh Isaac Wolffe Mr. J. Dodd Lazarus Solomons Mr. T. Arnold Shockey (alias Rufus, alias Vinkin) Mr. Owen Margaret Mrs. Marsh Tilda Miss E. Bilson Mrs. Booty. Miss M. Herbert The dramatic piece was followed by the farce, which was a most amusing one, and the characters in it were taken as follows :— Larkspur (a sculptor Mr. J. Dodd Trotter (his man servant) Mr. R. Jackson Dr. Stonecrop Mr. Owen Mrs. Piper (a landlady) Miss Bilson Kate (Stonecrop's niece) Mrs. Marsh Music was supplied by Mr. W. Llewellyn (piano), and Mr. R. Ford violin). Mr. Jackson acted-as manager. The proceeds will be devoted to local charities.
!IMPUDENT ROBBERY AT BARRY…
IMPUDENT ROBBERY AT BARRY DOCK. At the office of Mr. J. M. Morris, clerk to the Penarth justices, High-street, Cardiff. on Tuesday -before Mr. Howell-Thomas Sanderson, a fire- man, was charged with stealing a pair of boots, the property of Messrs. Bennett Brothers, Holton- road, Barry Dock. on the 9th inst.-From the .evidence it appeared that prisoner entered the shop, concealed the boots under his coat, and was in the act of leaving the shop when his progress was arrested by Police-sergeant Gammon, who took him into custody.—Sanderson now pleaded that he was drunk at the time, but the magistrate remanded him to Cadoxton police court on Thursday. Yesterday at the Barry Dock police court before At the Police-court on Thursday (before General Lee and Mr. Woods) the prisoner was brought up on remand.—Evidence was given by prosecutor and Sergeant Gammon.—Defendant pleaded guilty.- The magistrates commented on the practice of shopkeepers in hanging goods outside their win- dows, and defendant was fined 20s.
I 0 10 FOLLICK. °bO u u THE UNREDEEMED WATCHES & JEWELLERY MUST BE CLEARED, MORE ALTERATION. FOLLICK, PAWNBROKER & JEWELLER, Holton road, Barry Dock.
IBARRY CHAMBER OF TRADE.
I BARRY CHAMBER OF TRADE. — ■ ■ THE NEW RAILWAY RATES. APPOINTMENT OF SECRETARY. The adjourned meeting of this Chamber was held on Wednesday evening at Harry's Restaurant, Barry Dock. Mr. D. T. Alexander (president) pre- sided, and there were also present Mr. W. Miller, Mr. J. Phillips, Mr. B. Lewis, Mr. G. C. Griffin, Mr. J. A. Owen (architect), Mr. J. M. Young, Mr. E. Hughes, Mr. Lewis Evans, Mr. Thomas (iron- monger), Mr. Rees Phillips, Mr. Griffin, jun., Mr. Lewis Lewis, Mr. J. R. Llewellyn, Mr. Bennett, Mr. Hooper, Mr. J. Baker, Mr. E. Hughes, Mr. Smith Jones, Mr. A. W. Newman, Mr. B. T. Pomeroy, Mr. E. Rees, &c., &c. The minutes of the previous meetings from Nov. 30th last were confirmed. The President, in opening the business, said he very much regretted that he had been unable to be present at the last meeting owing to ill-health, The reason why he had asked them to postpone the meeting till that evening was because he thought it would be best in the interests of the Chamber, and he was much obliged to them that they had fallen in with his views. (Hear, hear.) THE LATE SECRETARY. He (the President) did not wish to be severe, and he would try not to be severe, but he was bound to say, as he had said before, that he did not think that any gentleman holding the post of secretary of a Chamber of Trade should have sent in the books as they had been sent in that evening. The result was that the minutes had been entered at random from memoranda he had .taken. He had himself taken the trouble to send the resolutions to the late secretary, and he thought that the least Mr. Jackson could have done would have been to have entered them upon the minutes. He felt very strongly upon the matter, and he gave expression to the feelings he felt. He must inform them that he had written a letter to Mr. Jackson a fortnight ago. That letter had been followed by a resignation, and without any sort of an explanation. Last Wednesday, when he was unable to be present, Mr. Jackson had resigned. He had been told that Mr. Jackson con- sidered that he (the President) had written to him in rather strong terms.. Well, he thought that he had not written to him in any stronger terms than the case needed. He hoped that they would agree with him on this point, because he felt that a business of this kind should be thoroughly and efficiently attended to. Unless it was, it was per- fectly useless to go on with it. If it was worth doing at all, it was worth doing well. (Hear, hear.) And as long as he was their President, if the work was not done well, then, they might de- pend upon it that he would lash out until'it was done well. Then, if it were not done. although it would be a grave step for him to take, he would have to consider whether he would continue to act as their President. VISIT OF THE FEDERATED CHAMBERS. Amongst the matters connected with the minutes was the report of the deputation who had attended the meeting of the Federated Chambers at Pontypridd, consisting of Mr. Lewis Lewis and himself. Mr. Lewis had attended the meetings, and he as he generally did came in for the luxurious part of the business—he attended the dinner. (Laughter.) He was glad to say that they had extended to the Chamber of Trade an invitation to hold their next meeting at Barry. That invitation had been accepted, and they hoped to see them about the 9th or 10th of June. He had assured the Chamber of Trade of a hearty reception and welcome. (Hear, hear.) He was bound to say that he looked upon that visit with considerable feeling, because he thought it would be the means of bringing a large number of gentle- men into their midst who would then be able to see the importance of the district, and he hoped that it would result in a large amount of benefit to them generally. (Hear, hear.) THE POSTAL FACILITIES. There had also been another deputation ap- pointed consisting of himself and other gentlemen, to wait upon Mr. Fardo, the Cardiff postmaster, m and impress upon him the desirability of opening up and having a new postomee in a more central position in Barry Dock than now. They had told Mr. Fardo that the present post-office being near the railway station it would be advisable to have one opened in a more prominent position, say Thompson-street or Holton-road Mr. Pardo had received them very favourably, and with the object of ascertaining what was best in tbe interests of the district he had made arrangements to come down to Barry Dock, and inspect the sites, and see what could be done. When the deputation went away they went with the hope of a fair prospect of redress. But he must say that he did not think the present post-office would be discon- tinued as it was a source of considerable revenue. But he did say that he thought they would get further accommodation in the town. (Hear, hear.) There were also some other matters which were of importance to the district which had never been carried out. The Chamber had ap- pointed deputations to wait upon the railway com- panies with reference to the passenger traffic, the crossings, and other matters, and they had not been attended to. That they had not been attended to was due in a great measure because he was afraid there had not been sufficient deter- mination to make the necessary arrangements, and then to have informed the deputations appointed. He hoped that now these things would be attended to as soon as possible. The President concluded by informing the Chamber of the terms on which Mr. Jos. Davies, of Cardiff, had agreed to deliver an address on railway rates and charges. RAILWAY RATES AND CHARGES.—HOW BARRY IS AFFECTED. Mr. Davies then gave his address. He stated that when he had originally accepted the offer to give an address he had arranged that he would supply to the Chamber four type-written reports. How- ever, since then he had published those reports in book form, as the members could see. The original arrange 1 .t was that he should be paid £ 10. However, he was prepared to give the Chamber 40 copies of the book for £ 10 any additional copies to be charged 5s. each. In response to the President, who announced that there were 120 members of the Chamber, Mr. Davies said he was willing to supply each book at 5s. Mr. Davies then continued his address. The rail- way systems of the country, he said, were a very com- plicated affair. They had a capital of one thousand millions, and it was impossible when dealing with such a gigantic concern to put things in a simpler form than he had done in his book, Railway Rates and charges." The capital of the English Railway companies, in fact, was double the amount of the National Debt. He had en- deavoured in his book to put matters in such a form that any trader could grasp the points. The charges were divided into eight classes, a b c, and Nos. 1 2 3 4 and 5 although it had never been explained why the numerals should have been adopted. In these classes there were something like 3,000 articles. The list in the book showed the different rates. They would find that a" was the cheapest and No. 5 the highest. A con- sisted of-praw materials, such as coal, iron ore, and the comihonest bricks, and the other classes were really for manufactured goods, such as complicated machinery. But he must point out that these maximum rates were not arranged on one system but were graduated. Thus for goods that were carried a long distance the rates were less than for those which were carried a short distance. The initial expenses in dealing with traffic were great, and consequently the charges had to be spread over the whole. In addition to the3e charges there were charges for the use of the stations, viz., terminals. These terminals had been fixed and arranged according to the class of the goods. On all manufactured goods the whole of the terminals were chargeable unless the tradesman liked to discharge his goods from a truck instead of allow- ing the railway company to deliver them. In the case of small parcels however this he could scarcely do. These charges ranged from a matter of 8d. for Class C, up to 4s. for Class 5. Then there were a number of charges which the companies had not fixed the maximum for, the most important of which were those for collection and delivery. -4ys a matter of fact, the railway companies had put them up, he believed, to 4s. Gd. per ton in the provinces, which was a con- sidembleincrease on those of last year. This was a question which it would be the duty of the various Chambers to bring before the railway companies, and see whether they could not be re- duced. If not, then it would be a question for the Chambers to consider whether it would not pay them to collect and deliver goods for their own members. (Hear, hear.) If the railway companies insisted on these charges, he thought it would pay people to start a carrier's business. Big firms, like Sutton and Pickford. found at the present time that it paid them, and it was, therefore, certain that, if that was the case now, that it wouM be better for them if the railway com- panies refused to alter their rates. There were also scales of rates for the return of empties. Following this the Government had given the railway companies power to charge for exceptional merchandise, such as wild beasts for example. But on the carriage of such things as milk the Government had fixed a maximum." All these points were fully dealt with in his book. and he had also summarised everything- that could be charged. At the present time the whole of the country was up in arms at the increased rates. ThereHvas no doubt that it was very important that the country should take notice of the increases proposed. Personally he had had a lot to do with this question. He had been present when the Commission had sat. and when the railway com- panies had asked for and obtained the power to charge higher rates on the carriage of coal if they found that the ordinary rates did not enable them to pay a reasonable dividend. But instead of using this power to meet such a contingency the companies had advanced their rates.- At the present moment the Great Western Company had a staff of 500 clerks dealing with the applications for rates, and it was simply impossible for the manager to deal with every question that came up consequently the clerks charged the maximum rate. Then after these rates had actually been quoted the managers of the various companies would come to the traders and see how much was reasonable, and what could be reduced. But it must be remembered that the managers were not going to see how much they could reduce but little. It seemed to him that it would be an important thing for the Chamber to approach other Chambers on the question. If they did, their objections would receive better attention. It was also obvious that if the expenses of a deputation was divided among several chambers the cost would not be so great. (Hear, hear.) He would advise them in applying for quotations for rates to get in every case a quotation for collection and delivery, and then they would see what the railway company proposed to charge them. Then if they could do it cheaper by collecting themselves he advised them to do it. (Hear, hear.) Mr. Smith-Jones said there was no doubt the country was up in arms against the advance. Could not Mr. Davies tell them what classes the advances referred to ? Mr. Diamond said he was a heavy freighter he supposed £ 10 a week would not pay his rates. The rates had been enormously increased. Trades- men. however, would not feel the burden so much on raw materials, but they did on manufacturing goods. Thus the rate for glass was previously 6/8 now it was 15/8 on iron goods from London it was 59/10, as against 23/8. On a parcel from Manchester weighing onlo lj-ewt. the charge was 6/8. Mr. Griffin said the carriage of flour and potatoes from Cardiff to Barry was now nearly double. Mr. Rees Phillips Flour used to pay 2/6 new it is 4/10. The President advised the Chamber to take up the matter very seriously and to bring themselves in touch with the other Chambers and get the rates rectified as soon as possible. He had thought that the Railway Commission was held to relieve freighters, but at the present moment they had been let into a hole, and were paying- through the nose. Mr. Young pointed out that the carriage on horses and cycles had been considerably reduced. (A laugh.) Mr. Davies said previously the railway companies had charged on the Normanton scale. After the agitation this scale had been reduced. The reduc- tion on cycles was simply because the companies thought that it would be cheaper unless they re- duced their rates to ride their machines. He would point out that the railway companies had ap- proached the Board of Trade, and had asked them to give them to the end of February to decide upon their rates. What he sug'gested to the Chamber was that they might enter into negotia- tions with the owners of steamers which came to Cardiff for coal to bring goods from London to Barry. They might be able to get iron, for example, at 8s. or 10s. a ton, and even, after the cost of collection and delivery, there would be a considerable redaction on the railway companies' rates, The President asked Mr. Davies whether he could, help the traders to do what he had sug- gested ? The traders might form themselves into a confederacy. Mr. Davies said he would suggest to some of the owners that it would pay them to start this traffic. The President: If these people are willing, we have the remedy in our own hands. Mr. Davies thought they would only charge a small freight. The President asked, if local traders wanted to get the carriage on flour from Cardiff to Barry reduced, what steps should they take Mr. Davies See Mr. Evans. The President And if we do not get assistance from him? Mr. Davies said there was not a smarter set of business-men in Great Britain than the Barry Company, and they knew that it was very impor- tant that they should develope the trade of the district. Therefore, he thought they would meet the traders. The rate onilour was'not of so much importance to them, so long* as they got their rate on coal. Mr. S. Griffiths suggested that they put them- selves in the hands of Mr. Davies, and have the goods sent down by water.; Mr. Miller said, a lot of goods were obtained from Bristol. Probably these people would bring a boat to Barry. rom The President considered that their best plan was to form a strong committee to go into the question, which could recommend the Chamber what to do. It was decided that the following gentlemen should constitute the committee, and report to the Chamber Messrs. J. Phillips, J. M. Young, J. H. Powell, Diamond, J. L. Davies, and Rees Phillips. APPOINTMENT OF A NEW SECRETARY. The President said they had now to appoint a secretary. He had received one application, but it was private. Mr. J. Phillips said there was a gentleman, a member of the Chamber, whom he had been re- quested to propose. He" wa,s well-known in the district, and possessed considerable force of charac- ter. That gentleman was Mr. Smith Jones—and he was the very man the Chamber required. The President said that if Mr. Smith Jones were appointed they could not have a better man in the district. Personally he would not have any com- plaints to make in the future as to the work not being done efficiently., Mr. Newman seconded. Mr. Lewis Lewis suggested that the appointment should be advertised, but the suggestion was not entertained, and Mr. Smith Jones was unanimously appointed secretary at a salary of zelo a year. Mr. Smith Jones sincerely thanked them for their expression of confidence in appointing him to the important post of secretary. He had not thought when he came to the meeting that the mantle of their esteemed late secretary. Mr. Jack- son, would have fallen OIl his shoulders. How- ever. he would spare no effort to retain their confidence and support. He would try to make the Chamber respected, and its work efficient try to do all that was possible for the commercial and industrial possibilities of this neighbourhood. (lIeitr, hear.) LOCAL PROPERTY ASSESSMENTS. Mr. Lewis Lewis brought forward the question of property assessments in the district. Property on many cases was heavily rated, and he thought that with the aid of the President and the secre- tary they would be enabled to protect themselves. Mr. Griffin said large premises had been let at £ 20 a year and yet the assessment was £ 75 (Laughter.) They were put to a great deal of trouble by ridiculous charges. The President pointed out that the old assess- ment was made when the district was in a pros- perous condition. There was very strong reason in favour of the reconsideration of the assess- ment. Mr. Lewis Lewis suggested that they should appoint a small committee of those who had grievances to consider the question. The following committee were then appointed to wait upon the Assessment Committee of the Cardiff Union at their next meeting —Messrs. Lewis Lewis. — Griffin (senior), B. Lewis, John Phillips, and — Hughes. THE PRESIDENT AND THE PROPOSED CATTLE MARKET. The President said he understood that there was a proposal to establish fairs and markets at Cadoxton. While entirely in accord with a pro- position of that kind he thought it would be well for the ratepayers to let the Board of Health understand that in adopting any scheme of that kind they should be very careful as to the expense- incurred. He was afraid that unless there was some expression of opinion the probability was that the Board might sanction a scheme which would entail considerable expense, and then it might be found to be practically worthless. He was • not saying that fairs and markets could not be established, but having regard to the failure of the other two markets they ought not to go on with the expense until they were certain. Though in favour of such a market he thought it was only c I fair to them to say that the other two markets had not been a success, and he had spoken as he had to prevent the Board from committing themselves to any great expense which might prove to be thrown to the winds. The Chamber then anjounied.
BARRY TEMPERANCE COUNCIL.
BARRY TEMPERANCE COUNCIL. A meeting of the members of the Temperance Council was held on Tuesday night, when them were present Rev. J. Honey (in the chpir), Rev. J. H. Stowell, Rev. Ton Evans, Mr. James Cruise, Mr. and Mrs. Inglis. Mr. Jones, Mr. Hooper, Mr. Fisher, Mr. Gale, fee. The chief business of the evening was to receive the resignation of the secretary, Rev. Ton Evans, and to appoint a suc- cessor. Mr. Evans was heartily thanked for tije services he had rendered the Council, he having been mainly the cause of its establishment. He had worked most vigorously to carry on. its work. —After a consideration it was decided not to appoint a secretary until the next meeting. Mr. Inglis was suggested as a suitable and desirable person to take the position. In the meantime, Mr. James Cruise, the assistant secrectary. will carry out the duties of secretary, and call the next meeting. The accounts were audited by a com- mittpe appointed for the purpose, and they showed a slight deficit, which will, however, be nearly covered, when those who have promised donations have paid them. It wos decided that the members of the Council who reside at Cadoxton, Barry Dock, and Barry should be c-tiled to act in their respective districts. and that they should consider the desirability of holding weekly popular temperance meetings for each part of the district in which they live. It was decided, howeve* 'lot in any way to offer any opposition to the weekly meetings at the Barry Wesleyan Chapel, but rather to co-operate and strengthen the hands of the workers in that movement.
BARRY RAILWAY—TRAFFIC RECEIPTS.
BARRY RAILWAY—TRAFFIC RECEIPTS. Weekending January 7th, 1892 £ 5,827. Accountant's Office, Barry Dock, 11th January. 1893.
BARRY DOCK SHIPPING INTE LLIGENCE.
BARRY DOCK SHIPPING INTE LLIGENCE. 1@1 ARRIVALS. Jan. 5.-Alma s, 1,583, Havre, light. Meath, s, 1,453, Liverpool, light. Rostreror, s. Jan. 6.—Honiton, s. Silesia, s. Radyr, s. Hariloos Trikapis, s, 1,626, Antwerp, light. Thomas- Haynes, s, 776, Newport, light. Jan. 7.—Kate B. Jones, s, 1,285, Liverpool, light. General Boyd, s, 879, Liverpool, light. Oswestry, s, 2,450, Havre, light. Jan. 2.—Fiambro, s, Antwerp, light. Medway, s, 580, London, light. Lord O'Xeill, s, 1,789, Dublin, light. Sandhill, s. Palam" b. Anglieo, s, 939, Bor- deaux, pitwoou. Jan. s. 1,723. Rotterdam, light. Alfonso, s, 856, Liverpool, light. Falka,, s, 1,107, St. Xazaire, light. Jan. lO.-Moliere, s, 960, Havre, light. Activity, s.. 677, St. Malo, light. Engineer, s, 467, Liverpool, light. Great Britain, tug, 63, Liverpool, light. Vanduara, Narwhal, 1.3z3, Liverpool,: ballast. La.ruiea, 1,403, Liverpool, ballast. Jan. 11.-Adonr, s, 641, Bayonne, pitwood. Celeste, s. 153, Havre, light. Imperial, s, 591, puudalk, light Caso, s, Ethelgonda, s. Salvos, tag. SAILINGS. Jan. 5.—Whitefieid s, SuMpore. Beubolm s, Huelva. Ariel s, Singapore. Jan. 6.—Timbo 1", Belfast. Ashdene- s, London. Rostrevor P. Swainby. s. Colombo, coal Jan. 7.—Helmsley, s,Po];t:Sa.id,coa.L. North Devon, s, Havre, coal. Xuuis, s, Barcelona, cGaJ. Sailor Prince. Huelva, coal. G-wen Thomae, s, Gibraltar, coal. G. E. Wood, s, Bordeaux,coal. Jan. 8.—Cape Colonna, s, Genoa, caal. Silesia, s, Hamburg, coai. Isbergues, s, Bousain.c i.il. Jan. 9.-Drumfell, s, Bombay, coal. B iorgvin, s, Port Said, coal. J::m. 9.lcc!w;ty, s, London. coal. Jan. 10.—Tregenna, s, St. Vincent,.coal. Norton, s, Ceylon, coal. Josip, Dakar, .coal. Jan. 11.-Abbeymoor, s, Alexandra, coal. Eethel- reda, s, Genoa, coal. Radyr, s, Gibraltar, coal, Ashlands, s, Colombo, coal., Great Britain, tug, Roads, coal.
BARRY DOCK WEEKLY TIDE-TABLE...
BARRY DOCK WEEKLY TIDE- TABLE. Morn. After. h.m. h.m. ft. in. Jan. 1.3 Friday .„ 2;4T 26 8 27 „ 14 Saturday 4 0 27 10 29. 2: „ 15 Sunday 5.5 29 6 30 10 „ 16 Monday 5 58 31 4 32 5 17 Tuesday 6 43 33 1 33, 9 „ 18 Wednesday. 624 34 4 34 10 19 Thursday 8 4 35 6 34 8
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will gain considerably thereby. The circulation of their opinions through the local Press give them more power than they have hitherto had. Up to the present they have laboured under the disadvantage of only having the bare decisions arrived at published, and the suppressing of the views of the members has done harm. That they have followed at last in the footsteps of the older organisations in England and Scotland is a cheering sign. Their decisions will be more respected, for it will be known then to all that they are bound by what they say. In their own interest we hope they will go a step further and throw open their meetings to the Press altogether. This policy is pursued else- ,where, and why not in Barry ? RAILWAY RATES. The Barry Chamber of Trade have acted wisely in appointing a committee to consider the vexed question of railway rates. The feel- ing which has been aroused throughout the country shows that the companies are not going to have matters all their own way. The revision of the rates over the whole of the railway system of Great Britain and Ireland is a task of exceptional magnitude in the process of which a great deal of time must necessarily be absorbed. The railway companies have consequently asked for an extension of time. The Barry Chamber, thanks to the lucid address of Mr. J. Davies, are now in possession of the main facta of the case. The proposed rates will deal heavily, as was shown by the discussion, with traders in this district, and therefore the best plan is to join with other Chambers in seeking a reduction. The suggestion thrown out by Mr. Davies relative to shipowners bringing goods by sea ought to be followed up. It will prove of great benefit to Barry in many ways.