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BARRY AND CADOXTON LOCAL BOARD.
-1: BARRY AND CADOXTON LOCAL BOARD. PURCHASE OF THE GAS AND WATER WORKS. £ 130,000 TO BE PAID. A special meeting of the Barry and Cadoxton Local Board was held on Tuesday afternoon at the offices of the Board, Cadoxton. Mr. J. Robinson, M.Inst.C.E.. presided, and there were also present Major-General Lee, Dr. O'Donnell, Dr. Treharne, Mr. J. 0. Mea-gitt. Mr. B. Lewis, Mr. J. Barstow, Mr. W. Thomas (Barry), Mr. J. J. Williams, Mr. W. Thomas (Sully), Mr. George Thomas, and Mr. J. Arthur Hughes (clerk). The Board considered the following minutes of the meeting held on December 5th last :-The draft Bill for the acquisition of the Gas and Water undertakings of the Barry and Cadoxton Gas and Water Company was submitted and considered. Resolved that the same be approved subject to any alteration in detail that the advisers of the Board may consider necessary. Resolved that the Parliamentary Committee of this Board be authorised to offer the Gas and Water Company the SU'"l of £ 130,000 for the acquisition of the Gas and Y-ater undertaking?, free from all debts and liabilities, subject to the consent of the Local Government Board and of Parliament being • o1'gained, and also subject to the accuracy of the printed half-yearly reports of the company being verified and found correct. The resolution was put to the meeting, and the voting was a follows:—Foi H. H. Lee, J. C. Meggitt, G. Thomas. B. Lewis, W. Thomas <Barry), E. Treharne, P. J. O'Donnell against, J. Robinson. The Chairman declared the resolution carried. The proceedings were private, the members of the press being excluded. BARRY RAILWAY COMPANY'S BILL. The new Bill of the Barry Railway Company for the construction of a new dock, electric railway, &0., at Barry, was also considered in private, the discussion occupying' nearly two hours. The usual monthly meeting was then held. Mr. J. Robinson (chairman) presided, and there were also present Major-General Lee, Dr. O'Donnell, Dr. Treharne, Mr. J. C. Meggitt, Mr. B. Lewis, Mr. J. Barstow, Mr. W. Thomas (Barry), Mr. J. J. Wil- liams, Mr. W. Thomas (Sully), Mr. George Thomas, Mr. J. Arthur Hughes (clerk), Dr. Neale (medical officer), Mr. J. C. Pardoe (surveyor), Mr. C. Howe (collector), and Mr. A. E. Leyshon (inspector). The minutes of the previous meetings were con- firmed. The Rev. J. W. Matthews attended the meeting relative to the construction of a cesspool at Springfield, and the matter was referred to the Public Works Committee. FINANCIAL. The report of the Finance Commitee was sub- mitted recommending the payment of accounts amounting to £ 1.115 5s. IOd. for private improve- ments; £ 178 2s. Id. on loans account; and £ 510 15s. lid. general district rate, making a total of £ 1,805 3s. lOd. General Lee moved the adoption of th minutes, remarking that there was nothing in them of any particular moment. Mr. Lewis seconded, and the motion was carried. PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE. THE BOARD AND THE STEAM ROLLER. The minutes of this committee which have already appeared were road. Mr. Wm. Thomas (Barry) moved that the minutes he confirmed with the exception that the recommendation to the Clerk to write to the Local Government Board asking for permission to go on with the work in Clifton-street should be altered ,to Cannon-street. Mr. Barstow seconded, Mr. George Thomas I understand that a resolu- 'tion has been passed by the Public Works Com- mittee dealing with certain damage done by our steam road roller. Has that damage been charged ,as a private improvement? The Clerk I cannot say as I was not present at the meeting. Mr. W. Thomas (Barry) We discussed it, but did not come to any decision upon the matter. Mr. G. Thomas A resolution was distinctly arrived at, but we were ruled out of order. Dr. O'Donnell That is so. Mr. J. J. Williams What has become of that resolution ? Mr. George Thomas said certain damage had 'been done by the steam-roller to the pavement, and he understood that the committee had decided ,that it should be charged under the head of private improvements. He objected to that being done, because it was illegal to begin with. Besides he 'did not think it was fair to charge people for any- thing unless they were really liable. He begged to propose that the damage done by the steam- road roller in Castle-stseet'be charged to the steam- road roller account instead of the private improve- ments account. ments account. Dr. O'Donnell seconded. Mr. Barstow said the questi-on when submitted to the committee by the Surveyor had been care- Sully considered, and the decision come to was the best way to apportion the money. At the last meeting of that Committee the Chairman and Dr. O'Donnell were unfortunately not present. He did not wish to say that because they were not present they wished to reopen the matter. He hoped, indeed, that this was not their intention. lIe might say that the matter had been carefully and thoroughly gone through by Mr. Meggitt, Mr. William Thomas, and himself. They thought that :,any damage done in the completion of the street -should be apportioned to that street. Genera;! Lee Why ? Mr. Barstow said the accident was a misfortune, i-and they thought that it should not be paid by the whole district. In fact he considered that the expenditure should be paid by the street. General Lee The person who did it ought to pay for it. Mr. W. Thomas (Sully) entirely disagreed with Mr. Barstow. If the damage was done by a servant the Board he ought to pay for it. Mr. J. J. Williams did not see how the Board -could charge it in the private improvements .account. Mr. G eorge Thomas said he repudiated the slight innuendo of Mr. Barstow. He did not object to the charge because he had not been present at the meeting. He objected because he believed it was 'illegal, and would land them into a great difficulty. ,He did not believe that any one in his private capacity would venture to do such a dishonest ,thing as that proposed, and he considered that a public body should not do what a private in- dividual would not do. The Clerk: Of course it will be paid out of the rates. Mr. George Thomas Out of the accounts. Mr. W. Thomas (Sully) If my waggon came to Cadoxton and broke up the road you would look to me for payment. General Le, Why, certainly! It was decided that the amount should be charged to the maintenance of the roller account. Mr. George Thomas then moved that the pro- ceedings of the meeting of the committee on the 3rd inst. (previously reported) should be passed. They would see that they had solemnly admonished the driver of the roller (Palmer) as to his negli- gence and also that the steam-roller was not that white elephant" some had supposed itto be. They had agreed in fact to let it to the Penarth Local Board. Indeed, barring accidents, the steam-road roller would pay for itself. General Lee I suppose we have no work for it heMr". William Thomas (Barry) seconded the motion, and added Our Chairman (Mr. George Thomas) admonished Palmer in a very serious way. I think I never heard anything done better." Mr. George Thomas said it was perhaps better that the Board should not treat lightly the admonishing he had given Palmer, or else Palmer would inofc take that notice of it that he had intended should be taken. The minutes were approved. THE HEALTH COMMITTEE. Dr. O'Donnell moved the adoption of the minutes of the Health Committee, which were reparted in last week's Star. Mr. B. Lewis seconded. General Lee said he was very glad to see that the Board were going to apply for a site for an infec- tious diseases hospital. In this cold weather the best plan was to make preparations. Mr. Barstow asked what had been done with regard to the lamps at the end of Brock-street some time ago ? Dr. O'Donnell suggested that the Surveyor should be, asked. The Surveyor said he had seen the Gas Company, and it was no use putting up the pillars until the mains were laid. Dr. O'Donnell said when he had moved that these lamps should be put he was informed that the Gas Company had no objection to connect the existing mains in Church-rood by an ordinary gas pipe. Mr. Barstow said he had been asked to bring the matter before the Board, and that was the reason why he had put the question. The minutes were adopted. PROPOSED WEEKLY CATTLE MARKET. Mr. Wm. Thomas (Barry) moved "That a small committee be appointed to arrange for a weekly cattle market, also a monthly fair to be held at or near the Slaughterhouse Field." He said he did so because he thought the time had now arrived when they should have a weekly cattle market and a monthly fair held at Cadoxton. There were a large number of butchers who did business in the district, and there was around them a very large district which produced fat stock, and people could bring it here. Mr. J. J. William seconded. Mr. Barstow enquired whether such a market could be held near the Slaughterhouse Field. Un- fortunately they had disposed of the stables. Dr. O'Donnell There is plenty of room there. Mr. Wm. Thomas (Sully) enquired why there should be a fair ? Mr. Wm. Thomas (Barry) said at Cowbridge the monthly market was more like a fair than a fat stock market. His reason for proposing a monthly fair was this They would like to give the farmers an opportunity of bringing their store stock, such as horses, cows, and so on 0110'0 in a month, to- gether with the fat stock for sale. General Lee Is it an easy thing to establish a market ? Mr. Wm. Thomas (Barry) It is only necessary to give notices in the papers. Dr. O'Donnell There is no expenditure in- volved. Mr. Wm. Thomas (Barry) None whatever. Mr. George Thomas agreed that it was a desir- able thing to have a market. But before any- thing was started would it not be better to make sure whether it would be a success? He did not think the plart of simply putting a notice in the papers that they intended to hold a market would bring the people there. He would very much like to know what Mr. Thomas (the Hayes) had to say upon the subject. It was a very easy thing indeed to appoint a. committee, but unless they could really be sure that the time was really ripe for opening a market it was hardly worth their while opening it. In his opinion it was not worth while opening a market at all unless they could make it successful. To do that they wanted the co-opera- tion of the farmers and of the auctioneers. They could not also very well have a market in a field without having' pens for the stock. His practical ezperience taught him that. Mr. William Thomas (Sully) confessed that he had not thought very much about the matter. But if they had a weekly market he did not see the necessity for a monthly fair. Presonally he would send something to the market, and very likely Mr. Thomas (Barry) would sell everything' for nothing for month of two-(laughter) —seeing that it was a new district. Dr. Treharne Do you think it would be a success ? Mr. Thomas (Sully) I cannot say. Dr. Treharne Do you think the farmers would patronise it ? Mr. Thonas (Sully) replied that many farmers in this neigbourhood might bring their stock here instead of going to Canton or St. Nicholas. If they had that proposed new railway down from the hills it would make a vast difference. Dr. O'Donnell thought they were discussing points which could be better considered in com- mittee. He suggested that they should pass Mr. Thomas's resolution, and appoint a committee to decide whether it was advisable or not to open a market. They might be able to obtain the opinion of the farmers upon the subject, and on their re- port the Board would aot. Mr. Barstow asked Mr. Thomas not to tie the hands of the committee. For instance, suppose the committee found that it would be much better to hold a, fortnightly instead of a weekly market ? The Chairman: The committee would decide that. Mr. Wm. Thomas (Barry) said as they knew there were markets held at various places at the present time. But Cadoxton was nearer to the faamers than these places. In his view unless they established a regular weekly market it was hardly worth their while to establish a market at all. I The Chairman It might be fortnightly to begin with. Mr. William Thomas (Barry) I do not wish to tie the hands of the committee. The Clerk Your resolution would not tie the hands of the committee. The motion was carried unanimously. and the following committee were appointed Chairman, Mr. William Thomas (Barry), Mr. George Thomas, Mr. J. Barstow, Major-General Lee, Mr. B. Lewis, and Mr. Thomas (Sully). THE ADOPTION OF A NEW PRIVATE IMPROVE- MENT ACT. Mr. W. Thamas (Barry) moved, in the absence of Mr. Meggitt, who had given the notice of motion. that the Private Streets Work Act, 1892, be adopted in the district of the Barry and Cadoxton Local Board. Mr. George Thomas asked for an explanation of the matter. The Clerk said he had had the Act printed and sent to each of the members on the 16th November. Mr. Jewell Williams proposed that the matter be referred to the Public Works Committee. Mr. William Thomas (Barry) said it was hardly fair to refer it back -to the Public Works Com- mittee. It was a very important matter, and the Board should discuss it. The Clerk said they had been obliged to give a month's notice in the papers, and if the motion was not passed at that meeting they would have to do the whole thing over again. He should also like to point out there were' several private improvements which they had kept back until this Act should be adopted, instead of doing them under the old Act. 11 Mr. Benjamin Lewis asked whether the adoption of the new Act would interfere with the arrange- ments made for private improvements which had been carried out ? The Clerk said it would not. It altered the mode of apportionment, and the way in which they served the notices, but made the matter simpler, and gave the Board the power of the mortgagee in possession. Mr. George Thomas thought before adopting the Act they should have a full explanation. The Clerk pointed out that the matter had been Brought fully before the Public Works Committee. The notice he had sent out was not a very long one, and he would read it to the Board. The notice was as follows:- Local Board Office *Cadoxton, October 11, 1892. To the Chairman and Members of the Public Works Committee. Gentlemen,—I beg to call your attention to the Private Street Work Act, 1892, which was passed at the last session of Parliament. The Act is a voluntary one, that is to. say. any Urban Authority can adopt it if they think fit. The adoption must be by a resolution passed at a meeting of the Local Board, one calendar month's notice at least having been given, which notice shall state the intention to propose the resolution. The resolution when passed must be pub- lished by advertisement in some one or more local paper, and by fixing to the doors of every Church and Chapel in the district, and notice must also be sent to the Local Government Board. The Act cannot wane mto operation until at least one month after the first publication of the advertise- ment of the resolution. The Act practically does awa}' with Sections 150, 151, and 152 of the Public Health Act, which are Sec- tions referring to Private Improvement Works. Under this Act the Board can carry out all or any I part of the private improvements in any streets, street, or part of a street, as soon as the resolution is passed to carry out the private improvements, the Surveyor is to prepare the plans and sections and estimates of the probable expense of the works, and a provisional apportionment of such expense. The Local Board must approve of the above. When the resolution is approved, notice of the specifications, estimates and provisional apportionments must be published for two successive weeks in the local papers, and be served on the owners of the premises witbin seven days after the date of the first publication. During one month from the date of the first publication, the plans, estimates, and apportionments, are to be kept deposited fit the Local Board Office opeh for inspection. During that time any person interested may object; the objections must be on certain specified grounds. After the expi- ration of the month the Local Board can apply to the magistrates to appoint a time for hearing such objec- tions, and at this hearing the Court will then decide all matters in dispute. The Local Board may include in the private im- provements any works which they think necessary for bringing a street, or part of a street, as regards sewer- age, drainage, level, or other improvements into con- formity with any other streets, including the provision of separate sewers for the reception of sewerage and surface water. The Board may also in the estimate include a commission not exceeding five per cent. in respect of surveys, superintendents and notices. In preparing the expenses of the private streets works the Board are not compelled to apportion acce- ding to a frontage, but they may also take into con- sideration the greater or less degree of benefit th'at will be derived from such works by the parties; they may also take into consideration the amount of value of any works already done by the owners or occupiers. They may also include any premises which do not abut on the street, but access to which is obtained from the street through a court passage or otherwise,, which in their opinion will be benefited by the works being car- ried out. The Board may also from time to time the specifications. When the Private Street Works have been com- pleted, the surveyor shall make a final apportionment, dividing the expenses in the same proportions as the estimated apportionments were divided. The amount of the opportioriments carries interest at 4 per cpnt. after the expiration of one month.. The Board, under the new Act, have all the powers to recover the expenses which they possess under the Public Health Act, and also have all the same powers and remedies under the conveyance and Law of Pro- perty Act, 1881, as if they were mortgagees having power to sell and lease and to appoint receiver. The Board can, if they think fit, resolve to pay themselves the whole or a portion of the expense of any private street works. No Railway or Canal Company shall be liable for the private street works in respect of any street upon which the Company's property abuts, unless there is direct communication from such street into the Com- pany's property. I beg to recommend the Board to take the necessary steps to adopt this Act. I am, Gentlemen, Your obedient servant, ( J. ARTHUR HU&HGS, Clerk. ( Mr. George Thomas said he should support it now that it had been read..Is gare them powers they did not possess under the old Act. Mr. Barstow seconded the motion. TECHNICAL EDUCATION AT BARRY. The Clerk read a letter from the Charity Com- i missioners with reference to the Welsh Inter- 1 mediate Education Act, 1832 :— I Charity Commissioners.—2]st December, 1892.— j Welsh Intermediate Education Act, '1892.—Sir,—A ] draft scheme for the Intermediate and Technical Education of the inhabitants of the above-named 1 district having been prepared, adopted, and published by the Charity Commissioners under the Endowed i School Acts, 1869 to 1893, I am to enclose some copies 3 for the information of your. Board, and to enquire whether in the event of the scheme receiving the approval of her Majesty in Council, your Board would be prepared to appoint one school mana,ger as pro- posed in the third schedule of the draft (see par. 2). | Any objections or suggestions respecting the scheme should be made in writing to the Commissioners before the 23rd da,y of February, 1893.- I am, ifcc., ] D. R. FEARON, Secretary.—J. A. Hughes, Esq., Clerk i to the Barry Local Board. ] Mr. George Thomas said they were asked to 1 signify their approval of the scheme. He thought i that the Board should hear what- the Barry School 1 Board had to say about it. It was an important matter for the School Board. If the School Bon-rd had any criticisms to make on the scheme he thought their Board should unite with them in any action they might take. He proposed that the matter be deferred for a. month. Mr. W. Thomas (Barry) said the School Board had nothing to do with them. They were better re- presented than that Board was—they would have two representatives whilst the Board would only have one. Dr. Treharne said the School Board deferred the consideration of the matter, Re begged to second Mr. George Thomas' proposition. This was agreed to. I RESULTS OF THE BLASTING- OPERATIONS. A letter was read by the Clerk from Mr. T. E. Hughes, solicitor, dated the 6th January, on behalf of the Counties'Plate. Glass Insurance Company, asking for the immediate payment of a sum of 95 for damage caused to some windows insured with the company. If the money was not paid at once, he was instructed to take legal proceedings against the Board. Mr. W. Thomas (Barry) said there was a resolu- tion of the Board to the effect that the claim be not allowed. The Clerk thought the Board were not liable. Mr. Jewel Williams asked whether it was worth while for the Board to go to law about £ 5. The man who did the work where the accident was caused was not a contractor at all. He (the man) was prepared to go into the witness-box and swear that he did the job by piece-work. He thought if the matter went into court the Board would have to pay. Mr. William Thomas (Barry) said their clerk who was their legal adviser, had told them that he did not think they were liable, and they ought to abide by his decision on the matter. Dr. Treharne moved that the clerk write to the gentleman, saying that the Board did not re- cognise any liability on their part. Mr. Wm. Thomas (Barry) seconded. Mr. Jewel Williams said it was no use their talking like that. /The Board would be sure to lose. The proposition was agreed to. THE QUESTION OF SEAMEN'S BOARDING-HOUSES. The Clerk read the following letter from the Board of Trade :— Board of Trade (Marine" Department), London, S.W., 3rd Jan., 1893.—Sir,—I am directed by the Board of Trade to acknowledge, the receipt of your letter of the 3rd ult., stating that the Barry and Cadoxton Local Board are desirous of obtaining an Order in Council, under the provisions of section 93 of the Merchant Shipping (Fishing Boats) Act, 1883, directing that none but duly licensed persons i shall keep seamen's lodging-houses or let lodgings to sea- men within their district. In transmitting the accompanying draft order in Council, which has been prepared in this department for any observations the Local Board may have to offer thereon, the Board of Trade desire me to state that, with a view to make the Order in Council operative, it will be necessary that it should contaip a definition of the term seaman." They will be glad to receive the views of the Local Board upon this point before inserting the required provision. They will also be glad to learn in what way it is proposed that seamen shall be accommodated if the licensed houses in the district are not sufficient at any particular time to meet the demand.—I am, Sir, your obedient servant, GHORG-E J. SWANSTON. Mr. George Thomas moved that that the letter be referred to the Health Committee. Dr. Treharne seconded, and it was agreed to. LICENSES. Licences were granted to Charles Bevev, 6, Merthyr-stre etj-and Isaac Cooke, 98, Barry-road, to sell petroleum and a licence was granted to Phillips and Co. to sell gunpower. This concluded the business of the meeting.
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INFUAL DINNER OF THE BARRY…
INFUAL DINNER OF THE BARRY RAILWAYMENS BAND. On Saturday evening the first annual dinner of bhe Barry Railwaymen's Band took place at head- quarters, the Ship Hotel. Major-General Lee presided, there being also present:—Mr. F. W. dollier, Dr. Powell, Mr. R. S. Robinson, Mr. Sidney Davis, Mr. T. Ward, Mr. A. L. M. Bonn, Mr. Lewis Evans, Mr. J. Evans. Mr. R. F. Illingworth, Mr. F. P. Haigh, Mr. R. Ewens, Mr. J. Williams. Mr. C. Dhristian, Mr. J. E. Rees. Mr. A. J. Rees, Mr. J. T. Rees, Mr. Thomas, Mr. T. Price, Mr. F. J. Evans, Mr. H. A. Coventry, Mr. Couch, &c. The dinner was served by Miss Leicester, in first- -lass style, leaving nothing to be desired. After full justice had been done to the repast, tastefully izecuted selections were played by the band. At :he conclusion of the music, the usual loyal toast was warmly received, on the proposition of Mr. R. 3. Robinson.—Mr. Thomas next rendered" The skipper" in good style, and Mr. J. Clode gave a jornet solo," The Holy City." Mr. Sidney Davies proposed The Trade of the District." (Heal, hear.) He was very proud to 'ee that last year the success of the dock had mfcstripped the most sanguine expectations of all )f them. From three millions the export of coal lad now gone up to four millions—(applause)— which showed that they had done a very ,rood year's work, and a good dividend had been realised, which must be appreciated by the founders )f the dock. (Hear, hear.) A couple of yoars ago ;he shipowners had a great prejudice to sending ;heir ships to Barry, but now gave the port an jxcellent name, not only because of the despatch jut because of the relative expenses, which were as ow as in any port in the United Kingdom. (Hear, iear.) He believed that there was a great future n store for Barry Dock, especially when the new iommercial dock was finished, which he believed ivould be in five or six weeks' time, and ships yhich were now obliged to go to Cardiff would bs iccommodated there. He thought things vere looking brighter now as they did lot hear of so many failures there People were making the best of the position, and the tradesmen could see now that it was necessary, if they wished for success, to bring the .business prices down to the same level as those of Cardiff. Now, he was pleased to say, there were very few things which could not be got there as cheap as at Cardiff. He regretted to see so many houses empty, but he believed that before the end of the year they would be occupied, and he should look forward to see the rates reduced as the result. He thought Barry had a splendid future before it, and it behoved them all to do their best to make it as suc- cessful as possible. (Hear, hear.)—The toast was drunk with enthusiasm, after which Mr. Haigh gave a recitation, The Wanderer's Return-" General Lee, who was obliged to leave early in order to go home by train, before going, said he should like to thank them very much for an enjoyable evening, and he was sorry he could not stay longer. He hoped that the association would flourish. (Hear, hear.) He could not think of any- thing better, from many points of view, than music as a recreation there was no doubt it was one of the most pleasant things-he would not always say for the hearers—but certainly for the performers. It was a recreation which left no regrets behind, and that was a great deal to say, as many people indulged in recreations which they afterwards regretted. The only regret they could feel after a musical practice, was that their fingers were not so supple as they could wish for them to be. He hoped that would be the beginning of many- such meet- ings, which could only leave pleasant memories behind. (Hear, hear.) Mr. Sidney Davies proposed The Chairman." He was proud to think they had such a gentleman in the district.) The toast was accorded musical honours, and General Lee, in response, thanked those present for the kind way in which they hnd received the toast. It afforded him great pleasure to be connected with the district, in the welfare of which he took a great interest, and it gave him great pleasure to know that during the last few years he had been associated with Barry. He could fairly say he had learnt to appreciate iiis fellow- men very much from mixing with them in the dis- trict. (Hear. hear.) Dr. Powell was then voted to the chair. Mr. A. Bonn sang We'll all go a-hunting to-day," and at the conclusion of the song he proposed 'the toast of The Hostess," who, he said, had provided a meal which had surpassed their most sanguine expectations. Miss Leicester took great interest in the band, and she showed it by promoting the interests of the band in every possible way. (Hear, hear.) The band was greatly indebted to their hostess, who very kindly lent them a room and piano gratuitously, and the practice room was one which the best band in the district might be proud of. (Hear, hear.) Mr. J. E. Rees then gave the toast of the evening. The Barry String Band," making a few remarks in which he stated that it was a great pleasure to him to give the toast of The Band," as he took a very decided interost in its welfare. and it was no secret pleasure to him to come down of an evening and listen to their practices. What Mr. Sydney, Davies had said as regards the trade of the district, that it was still the habit of a portion of the in- habitants of the district to go to Cardiff for their purchases, was quite true, but he was also sorry to say it referred to the Band. He was surprised to find that after having such a good Band in the district, that only a short time ago another was brought from Cardiff to do that which he had every confidence the Barry Band would have done equally as well. He wished the Band every success, and complimented them on having such an able conductor. Mr. A. J. Rees (conductor) then made a few remarks. He thanked those friends that were present that evening for their kindness in sup- porting them, and trusted that it would not be Ions: before they would meet at another pleasant gathering. He would always try to do his best for the Band, and thought that if the members attended the practises they would eventually make an excellent Band. Mr. A. L. M. Bonn (hon. sec.) then responded. He said, I must thank you for the very kind way in which you toasted the Band, and also for the kind remarks made by our esteemed friend, Mr. J. E. Rees. The chief aim of the Band is to en- deavour as far as possible to give our assistance to the public generally on every cause by perform- ing with any entertainment, that takes place. During the last nine months they had performed on the following occasions-viz., Cadoxton and Barry Histrionic Society's performances in aid of the Nursing Institute and Cottage Hospital, Church entertainments at Barry, Presbyterian bazaar, and also other concerts, &c., in whi-ch I have full reason to believe that we have acquitted ourselves in a very creditable manner, considering that we are, a young band, and I trust that in the future we may do as well. or even better. So far we have not found it necessary to ask for support. But as time goes on our expenses increase, and we find that our fund is totally inadequate to carry out the work we have undertaken in a satisfactory wav. So we now feel that we shall have to ask for patronage and support from those we assist. Our expenses are not great. We have a conductor, and I might say an excellent one in Mr. Alfred Rees, who gives his services gratuitously. Then again, with great kindness, our worthy hostess, Miss Leicester, has placed both practice room and piano at our dis- posal, which, in itself, went a long way to reduce expenses. The chief expense is music, of which we are sadly in need so as to enable us to place a fairly large and good repertoire before you. We also would be pleased to have the assistance of any instrumentalists who would care to become members. In fact, it is our aim to place a band in this district that will be. a credit to the place. After the execution of a pianoforte solo from "Zampa," by Mr. Rees, Dr. Powell proposed The Press," and the toast was- acknowledged by Mr. J. R. Llewellyn and Mr. F. Cornish (Smith Wales Star). Mr. Robinson next sang" Tho Powder Monkey," and the band played selections from some popular songs. Mr. Thomas sang The Humble Child," and a most enjoyable evening shortly afterwards terminated.
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BARRY AND DISTRICT TRADES'…
BARRY AND DISTRICT TRADES' COUNCIL. THE OPENING MEETING-. It is with great pleasure we announce that the proceedings of the above Council will in future be reported in the South Wales Star. Those of our readers who are interested in Labour movements would do well to peruse our fornightly reports, as they will undoubtedly prove interesting to both employers and employed. Since the return of the Labour member to the School Board the interests of our local tradesmen have been keenly watched, with the result that contracts which were pre- viously executed at Cardiff and elsewhere are now confined to local business men. This signalises the fact that the 'return of one or more Labour members to the Local Board would help to bring about the good times the Barryit&s are eager to exoenience. Last Friday evening, at the Victoria Hotel, Holton, at '7.30, the ordinary fortnightly meeting was held. The weather being stormy, the atten- dance was meagre. Owing to the absence of the Chairman and Yice-chairman—the letter even- tually presenting himself—the chair was occupied by Mr. H. Davies. There were also present:—Mr. J. Harrison, vice-chairman Mr. John Rees, secre- tary Mr. T. Thomas, assistant-secretary; and Messrs. T. S. -Thomas, — Dunscornbe, Thomas Dyke. Lovering, ,Burgess, and Wheaton.—The minutes of the previous meeting having been read and confirmed, the Cottage Hospital question was dealt with, and it was decided that the money sub- scribed towards that institution should for the present be deposited in the Post Office in the name of the Council's two trustees, Mr. D. Jones and Mr. W. Copp.—The sums received from the various organisatians towards the Labour Fund were read over; also a circular from the Coventry Trades' Council urging the desirability of having united action in bringing-labour questions before Parliament.—Mr. Rees then gave his School Board report, which was approved of by the Council. In his report the member stated that the Finance Committee of the School Board met only for one hour, whereas he considered that, if the accounts were properly scrutinised, the work would entail about three hours. The Council then unanimously decided to instruct its member to endeavour to have the time altered from one to thiee hours.— It was decided that Mr. Rees should do .all in his power to induce the School Board to proceed with the erection of the new infants school at Barry. One reason assigned for tak- ing this course was that many of our unemployed ratepayers would be able to get work, the necessity for the school having been already amply verified. — Mr. H. Davies (Barry) was appointed treasurer to the Labour Fund.—For the supper which is to take place at the Victoria Hotel, on Monday, February 6th (Mabon's Day), it was resolved to print 500 tickets. The gathering will be presided over by Dr. O'Donnell, who has on each and all occasions proved himself to be a true friend to the Council, as well as Trades' Unionists in general.—This terminated all the business of public importance.
DRUIDISM AT BARRY DOCK.
DRUIDISM AT BARRY DOCK. SMOKING CONCERT AT THE VICTORIA HOTEL. On Friday evening a smoking concert, promoted by the officials of Victoria Lodge No. 771, was held at the Assembly-room, Victoria Hotel. The object of the concert was to provide funds for the purchase of regalia for the use of the Lodge. The Lodge, which, since its commencement, has had a very progressive history, at the present time num- bers about 110 members, and although, owing to the severity of the weather and other cases, there have been heavy calls upon the Sick Fund- amounting to £ 50—there yet remains a balance of k 51 in the hands of the treasurer. Therew;e not a very large attendance at the concert, owing, doubtless, to the inclement weather. Vice- Arclidruid Harper presided at the commencement of the concert, and he afterwards vacated it in favour of Dr. Powell, the medical officer of the Lodge. There were also present Past Archdruid White (secretary), Bro. Owen (trustee), and Bros. Burns, Lethbridge, Perry, Kalland. Wood, Thorpe, Ellisod, W. Staifce, Nicholls, Selways. Davies, Croker, &c.—Dr. Powell, on taking the chair,, wished all present a prosperous and happy New Year. The present was not a very happy time for many working men, owing to the severe weather, which he hoped would soon break. (Hear, hear.) He, as well as every one else, depended upon the working people, and he hoped for the sile of all there would soon be a change for the better. (Hear, hear, and applause.)—Dr. Powell having to leave early, Bro. Harper proposed a vote of thanks to him, for kindly coming- amongst them that night.—Bro. White seconded, and remarked that Dr. Powell had set an example which he hoped other local gentlemen would follow, by showing an interest in friendly societies and coming to the assistance of the work- ing men.—Dr. Powell thanked the company for the warm reception they had given the toast. He was always very willing to do what he could to help on the Lodge. He was pleased it was in a flourishing condition, and he ventured to say that it had done a larger amount of work than any Lodge in the district; it was going on more rapidly than any of the other Lodges, and there was a co-operation and hearty faeling" existing amongst the members which was really creditable to them. (Hear, hear.)—Bro. White proposed in eulogistic terms The Press," alluding to the sympathy and practical help, it was always ready to lend friendly societies.—Bro. Nicholls seconded, and the toast was warmly received.- Mr. Cornish (South Wales Star) proposed the Health of the deputy-Chairman, Mr. Harper, and the secretrry, Mr. White." Mr. Harper had proved by his past connection with Trades' Unionism and with the Druidical Order, that he was a true friend to the working classes, and he had done all he could to further interest. Mr. White was the founder of Druidism in the district, and a great deal of the success of the lodge, which had been spoken of that evening, was due to his efforts. (Hear, hear.)—Mr. P. Skyrme seconded.- Bros. White and Harper responded, and Brother Harper, in conclusion, proposed a vote of thanks to those gentlemen who bad added to the enjoyment of the evening- by singing.-The following was the musical pro- gramme :—Pianoforte solo, Rosamonde," Mr. Macdonald; song, The blind boy." Mr. Arthur Williams; song, The song that reached my heart," Mr. Aust; song, '• The ship that carries me home," Mr. Macdonald concertina solo, Mr. J. Scott; sang," The unloving child," Mr. Arthur WilliaiBs; song,11 We'll all go a bunting to-day," Dr. Powell: song, As if I did'nt know," Mr. Aust (encore, Yon shuuld'nt do it, Johnny"); song, Fighting for home and Queen," Mr. William Lewis (encore, The seven ages of man") concertina solo, Mr. Scott song, The man of trouble." Mr. Charlie Owen; song, 11 Sailing," Mr. Nicholas (encore, i; Tom Bowling) song. For he's in the asylum now," Mr. W. Lewis (encore Hi-r,iddli- hi-ti) sonsr, In days of old," Mr. George Mac- donald (encore, True, true till death ) song, The Missing Boat," Mr. William Lewis song, Then you wink the other eye," Mr. Aust (encore, "Waiting to hear the verdict ")•; song. "The Out- cast," Mr. Charles Owens: "Have mere: on an orphan," Mr. Arthur Williams "God Save the Queen." ——"—
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ICONGL Y CYMRY.
I CONGL Y CYMRY. J J DAX OLYGIAETH LLWYDFRYN. J CYFARFOD CYSTADLEUOL BETHESDA (CAPEL YR ANNIBYNWYR), BARRY. AT OLYG-YDD SERE*? Y DE." MR. G-OTJ.,—Hyclerwyf y caniatewch i mi ycbydig" ofod yneich colofn Gymreig i alw sylw Cvmry ard&I boblog Barry a'r cylchaedd at y cyfa.rfod uchod, yr hwn a gynheiir nos Sadwrn, Ionawr 21ain. Fel mae ya hysbys i chwi, Mr. GoL, yr ydym. fel enwadau Uym- reig, wedi cychwyn cyfres o gyfarfodydd cystadleuol, gyda'r amcan, yn benaf, o geisio diwyllio, coethi, a dyrchafuyr iaith Gyinrieg. Ga.n y credwn yn gyd- wybodol- foci yr Eisteddfod wedi bod yn gyfrwng i godi ein hiaith i'r safb anrliydeddus y mae ynddi yn bre- 5(mol, mae yn rioesvmol i ni roddi iddi bob cynorthwy. Yna'gallwa obeithioam yr unmesur o Iwyddia.nt yn y dyfodol yn nghymydogaeth newydd Barry, lie mae masnach a chelfyddyd yn cynyddu gyda'r fath gyflym- der, a phob pcth yn ceisio ymestyn at berifeitbrwydd. Dylem ninau, fel Uymry, fod yn dyledswyddan, a pheidio goddef i'r hen iirith gysagredig ganlyn o hir- bell, and ymegnio drosti, a'i chadw inewn lie amlwg. aimo;tn teilwng awn mewn golwg, penderfynodd y brodyr ieuains (yn benaf) perthynol i'r eglwys uchod i gynalcyfarfod cystadleuol, ae, fel y mae yu hysbys i'r lluaws sydd wedi gweled v rhagieu, nid ydym fel pwyl'gor wedi amcanu arbed ua-h rw dranl, ond rhoddi gwobrvvyon anrhydeddns am ganu, adrodd, areithio, Sic., pa rai sydd yn hawlio cystadleuaeti; lern, yn gysfcat a chynvrchion o safie ushs-l. Y rrns bsirniad galluog wedi ei sicrhau -yn mherson Mr. M. It. Williams (Alaw Brycheiniog), Cefncoed, Merthyr. Hyderwn y ceir cynulleidfa luosog. Ynns pob manyiioa ar v rhagieu, pa usi ellir gael oddiwrth yr ysgrifenydd, El>WALII> HOWKLLS, 4,. Glamorgan-street, Barry. CYMEEIADAIT HYNOD. Y mae, dynion yn gwahauiaethu cymaint yn en. cymeriadau ag ydynt yn eu hymddangosiad ailanol Gwireddir byn. gan y dyfyuiad canlynol:- Y cyntaf a enwn ydyw W. Edwards. Dyn bychan, cloH, ac yn nn o rhai hyny sydd yn dewis byw yn scngl. Yr oedd, ffJàIoses gynt; yn safndrvrm. Bu yn aechreu caiiu am beth amser. Yn y dull yma y torii ei eiriau pan yn cann y peniil hWllW, "JJlae son am danat ti'n mhob man yn codi'r gwan i fyny, "Mae sol am dalat ti 'mhob mal yn codi'l gwal i fyly." Yr ail enwn ydyw un o'r enw R. Williams, neu, fel yr adnabyduid ef y pryd hwnw, Die Sir. Yr oedd tua 60 oed, ac yn deiliwr wrth ei fcelfyddyd, ac o ran corff yn dal ac yn deneu. Wedi bod am beth amser yn ughapel SeiGn, Birkenhead, gofynwyd iddo am bapyr aelodaeth. "Beth wnewch," meddai, a f o ? nid fy eisieu.i s.ydd arnocli, ond eisieu fy ariau i." Yr oedd wedi bod yu aelod gyda'r JJetbodistiaid,a'r Bedydd- wyr, ,ù Wesleyaid, ac yn pregethu gyda'r olaf. Rhyw C\1_1.1- -1 f"<. j.orcu Üi.:t1JiIiJi..U, èU. V1 piegcuua jiil Dcnn a Ui&raeiij. Liverpool, gofynodd i'r biaenor faint oeddynt yn roddi am bregethu. Dywedwyd wrtho nad oedd pregethwr cynorthwyol yn cael ei daln. Ni piiregethodd byth ar ol hyny. Gadawodd yr enwad yma, ac ymunodd a'r Annibynwyr. Yr oedd yn ddirwestwr mawr, ac oi gwelai un mewn pwlpud nad oedd yn ddirwestwr, as allaii yn lie gwrandaw. Medrai areithio ar ddirwest am ddwy awr heb ofni neb i'w wrthwynebu. Y trydydd a enwn ydyw S. Jones. Dyn canol oed. yn edrych yn gryf, ond y rban fywaf o'i amser allan o waith bob amser hebgollar na chadacham ei wddf ac yr oedd can gased ganddo rocldi cadacli am ei wddf a phe rhoddasid cortyn am ei wddf j'w grogi; a'r newydd diweddaf oedd llythyr yn gofyn a allem giel gwaith iddo, a'r llythyr heb un math o gyfeiriad, ond I- S. Jones, Wales," arno. Bu W. Hughes yn yr eglwys enwyd Hehoa, ac yr oedd yn un o'r rhai cyntaf. Dyn mawr o gorff, ond heb gyfleusderau, neu heb awydd, i feithrin y deal! Ycbydig a ddarllenai, ac ychydig a feddyliai ond am ei ddiwrnod gwaith. Mae yh gofus gan rai iddo flynydd- oedd yn ol, pryd yr oedd y diweddar Dr. Thomas, Liverpool, yn pregethu, aros yn o hir i ddaidlen y testun, ac i'r Doctor ddvveyd wrtbo am gau y Beibl, a'i ddarllen ar ol myned adref, a gwranio ar y bregeth. Fe wnaeth y cvntaf, beth hynag am yr olaf. Yr oedd W. Hughes wedi dysgu un emYll pan yn fachgea. ac mae yn debyg na welocld lyfr emynau ar ol nyny. Pryd bynag y gofyaid iddo am ddechreu neu ddiweddn ysgol ar y Sahboth, yr oedd yn gwybod pa emyn i roddi allan—" Mae'r Iachawdwriaeth fel y nior vn chwyddo byth i'r Ian os gofyaid iddo ddechreu neu ddiw«ddu y gyfeillach—" 1\be'r Iachawciwriaeth fel y mf>r," &c.; os cyfarfod gweddi cenadol neu gartrefol. y gofynid iddo am gvmeryd rhan ynddo—" Slae'r Iach- awdwriaeth fel y raor." &c. Mae yma. wers hynod i'w chael i broffes wvr crerydd feddwl am benod ac. emynau pwrpasol i'r cyfarfod fydd yn cael ei gynal. Yn nesitf daw mi o'r enw J. Roberts i'n llaw. Hen forwr oedd y brawd yma, wedi colli ei fraich chwith bob amser yn gwisgo cap velvet ar ei ben yn y capeL. Byddai yn mhob cyfarfod, ac yno mewn pryd ac os gofynid iddo ddechreu y cyfarfod. os darllenai Salm, gwnai sylwadan and yn v dull yma Wei, yn wir* Dafydd bach, 'rw'i yn meddwl yn shwr bod thdi yn agos iawn i dy le wyt wir Os mat penod vn un o epistolau Paul ddarllenai, dvwedai: Wei, Paul baeh, wn i ddim a wyt ti yn iawn yn v fan hon ai peidio." Yr oedd brawd nnw,nth wedi ei ddiarddel o'r e"'lwvs am rhyw drosedd. Yn fuao iawn ar 01 hyny daeth yrt ol i'r eghvys, a gofynwyd iddo ddweyd g-air, ond nis caed dim ganddo; a meddai J. Roberts wrtho r "Tyr'd. John ba.h, 'does genti ddim i'w ddweyd am v diafol, dwad; mae o wedi gwneyd ifwi garw o honofc ti yn ddiweddar yma." Cofus genym f-i g lywed un- waith, mewn cyfarfod gweddi yn festri y capel, ya gweddio fel hyn: lthc lJawer 0 ad wyan yn ein cre- fvdd ni, Arglwydd. ac mae v diafolstwiBo trwodd. Topia yr adwyau it drain, Arglwydd, fel y c.S.i bigo ei snout." Yr oedd y gweinidog yn gofyn iddo am. ddweyd gair yn y gyfeilbch un tro, ond ysgwvd ei ben oedd cymdint a geid"ganddo am hir am*er. O'r diwedd gofynai yn sydyn, Wyddoch chwi, Mr. Thomas, yn mha le ar ororau Cymru mae y lie goreu i angori Hong ?" "Na wna i," oedd yr ateb. Wei," meddai, iiii wn i-vii Mhorthdynllaen mi wn i hynyna yn well na chwi; mi wyddoch chwi sut i siarad yn y llong?"' "Na wna i," oedd yr ateb. Wei," meddai, mi wn i yn Mhorthdynllaen mi wn i hvnyna yn well na chwi; mi wyddoch chwi sut i siarad yn y seiat yn well na minau siarad wch chwi, Mr. i nomas. Yr olaf a enwir ydyw T. Hughes; dyn tua thri- usrain oed,o sir Fon. Ar ei ymuniad a'r eglwys yn usrain oed,o sir Fon. Ar ei ymuniad a'r eglwys yn Birkenhead, ymddangosai poj) peth iddo yn myned o chwith i'r fel yr oedd wedi gweled yn sir Fon. Nid oedd yr Ysgol Sabbothol yn cael ei dechreu na'i diweddn fel yn sir Fon dim cann "fel yn sir Fon." Os byddai adnod yn anhawdd ei deall yn y dosbarth neu y gyfeillach, c"id gan Thomas ei heshonio ar un- waith yn Hebraeg, y Groeg, a'r LIndin. Yr oedd mor hyddyeg yn y rhai hyn ag yn y Gynsraeg, ac yr oedd wrth ei fodd yn dweyd mui fel hyn inae y Groeg yn dweyd," &c. Os dygwyddai y gwemidog fod oddi- cartref ar nos y gyfeillach, ac os na fyddai yn gwybod pa le y byddai—" Mae yna," meddai, adnod go ryfedd yn Jlyfr y Barnwvr. 'Rwyf yn m»ddwl mai y 5ed bnnoa a'r 17eg adnod. Alae yno eiriau fel hyn vnddi: tiana yr erys Dan mewn HongT.i ?' Mae modd dar- llen yr adnod yna mewn tair ffordd," meddai, "a'r pwyslais fel hyn. Pah am VI" erys ftan mewn iloiigau 'Paham yr erys Dan mewn llongau ?' Paham yr erys Dan mewn llongau T Y cyfeiriadau at Mr. Thomas, v dyiasai fod yn y gyfeillach." Dyna hanes chvvech o ddynion tra hynod—rhai yn berchen a,r wreiddioideb, os nad ar wybodaeth. Maent oil erbyn hyn wedi croesi vrafon i wlad yr hedd. 5^- I P> A ED I) ONI A ETH. EMYN. all xxv. 6 ) Yn y mynydd hwn, Jehofah, A arlwya wdedd o ras— Ar y bwrckl v llawn wahoz1,Er Holl genhedloedd da-ear las Gwledd o basgedigion breision, A phuredig loew wi.n, Wasgodd Cariad Dwyfnl allan 0 winwydden nef ei hun. HIRAETHOG. ANOGAETH YN NGWYNEB TRALLOD. Yn mhob cur, cysur ceisiwn,—ar y Fraich Gref fry ymorphwyswn Ceir hi i bawb, caria bwn- I beth yr ano beithiwn ? Y Diweddar TYDFYLYN.