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CONOL Y CYMRY. j DAN QLYGIAKTH LLvryr.Fi! j 1>_ AT Y CYMRY SYDD AR WASGAR YN BARRI, BARRI DOCK, A CHADOXTGN. ANERCH, ANWTL GYDWLADWYE,—Teimlwyf nad ydym fel cenedl yn gwneyd cyfiawnder a ni ein hunain ac a'n hiaith yny lie hwn yn bresenol; y canlyniad yw fod ein plant yn cael cam, a'r cycadeitnasau a'r eglwysi Cymreig yn gorfod dyoddef. Fel y tyfa ein plant i fyny, nid yclynt yn gallu gwneyd fawr ddefnydd o'r iaith Gymraeg, ac o herwydd hyny nid ydynt o fawr ddefnydd i'r eglwysi Cymreig. Felly gorfodir ein pobl ieuainc i fyned at y Saeson a chan nad ydyw rhieni yn earn i'w plant fyned i un lie, a hwythau i le arall, y maent yn teimlo mai eu dyledswydd ydyw myned gyda hwynt. Mae yr achosion Cymreig, o ganlyniad, yn gorfod dyoddef; a'r plant yn cael eu ham- dclifadn o wybodaeth, llenyddiaeth, a theimladau Cymreig. Gan ein bod yn teimlo yn ddwys oddiwrth sefyiifa pethau, yr ydym fel Cymdeithas Cymru Fydd yn teimlo ei bod yn ll&wn bryd i ni fel cenedl gael cyfarfod a'n gilydd er ystyried beta eliir wneyd cr dwyn yr iaith Gymraeg i fwy o sylw ac arferiad yn cin plith, a chymhwyso ein pobl ieuainc sydd yr, codi i fod o ryw ddefnydd i grefyddyn yr eglwysi Cymreig yn y dyfodol. G-vda'r am can hwn, yr ydym wedi trefnu i gael cyfarfod cyhoeddus i Gymry yr ardaloedd yaa i gwrdd a'u gilydd, er ymadyddan ar y mater, nos Fawrth, I..mawr y 31ain, yn ngiiapel yr Anmbynwyr yn Holton, a.m saith o'r gloch, pryd y cymerir rhan gan amryw o Gym ry mwyaf blaenllaw yr ardaloecti Rhoddir gwahoddiad tfter i bawb o'r Cymry, o'r ddau ryw; i fod yn bresenol, gan yr ystyriwn fod yr achos yn wir deilwng o'n sylw. J. D. DAYIES. $ BARDDONIAETH. BETH YW SIOMIANT? Beth yw Siomiant ? Tywyll ddu-nos Yn ymdaenu gancd dydd, Nes i flodau gobaith wywo, Syrthio megys deiliach rhydd. Beth yw Siomiant? Pryf gwenwynig Yn anrheithio gwraidd y pren, STes ymdaena crindod drwyddo, Er dan iraidd wiith y nen. Beth yw Siomiant? Llong ysplenvdd Noiia'n hardd i lawer man, Vvrth ddychwelyd tua'i phorthladd Yn ymddrylio ar y lan. Beth yw Siomiant ? Cwpan hawddfyd Yngodedig at y inin, Ac yn profi'n fustlaidd wermod Yn lie bywiol felus win. Beth yw Siomiant ? Calon dyner. Drom, yn gwaedu dan ei chlwyf Mewn dvstawrwvdd, pan o'i deutu Y mae pawb yn llawn o nwyf. Beth vw Siomiant ? Cynllunbywvd Mewn amrantiad wedi troi; Minau ar ei ol yn wylo- Yntau wedi bythol ftoi. Beth yw Siomiant ? Tad yn edrych Ar ei faban tiws, dinam, Arno'n gwenu, yna'n trengu Pan ar fron ei dyner fam Beth yw Siomiant? Sylwi'n mheliach Ar y fam yn wyw ei gwedd, Ac yn plygu megys lili I oer-wely llwm y bedd Beth yw Siomiant ? Dim and teimlad Meddwl claf yn llawn o wae, Pan yn caiifocl pob meddvgon .9 Yn ei adael fel y nme. Beth yw Siomiant? Chwenych bywyd, Bto'n mcthu deg a. byw Yna plygu'r pen i farw Dan och'neidio—Dyna yw. IEUAN GWTSEDD. NOS SADWRN Y GWEITHIWR. Pe beth a welaf ?—gweithiwr draw, A chaib a. rhaw mewn rhych, A phwys a thristwch byd, a'i wg, A'i gwnaeth yn ddrwg ei ddrvch Ond er ei fod mor lwm i'w gael, Yn glytiog wael ei wawr, Nos Sadwrn deifi ei galed waith, A'i ludded maiih i lawr. O gwel mor glytiog, garpiog yw, Yn ceisio byw'n y byd, Heb end prin ddigon at ei draul, Yn nghysgod haul o hyd Ei gylla weithiau'n gwaeddi'n groch, Pob dimai goch ar goli; Ond daw nos Sadwrn, gyda iiog, Fe gaiif ei gyfiog oil. Mae blin a chaled waith y dydd Hyd itosydd gyda'r ffyrdd Bron a goriwytho'i babell frau, Mae dan ondiau fyrdd Pa'm mae'n gwirfod'dol oddef dan Ei ff.vdan, adyn ifol ? Ah mae ei olwg ar ryw ion l'ios Sadwrn eto'n ol. Cyn codi'r haul y bore rhed, A'i flvyd tli- fasged fach, Pib fer yn cuddio rhan a'i mwg O'i wridog olwg iach Pan fyddo hunawg wyr mawr glod Yn bod. heb symud bys, Bydd e'n llafurio'n ol ei drefn A phen a chefa yn chwys. Pa beth bob bore sy' fel byn Yn gyru'r dyn i'w daith 0 holl filldiroedd gyda brys, Awvddus at ei waith, Gan barhau'n ddivrvd drwy bob liin Xes darfod blin oes dyad ? Y cyfiog melus ddaw i'w ddwrn Y lou nos Sadwrn sydd. Gan yr uchelwr mae ei barch Yn ail i farch neu ful; Pob un yn cerdded hyd ei ben- Ail pont-bren cenbreii cul, A phlant ei feistr, c'yd a'i goes, Rydd iddo loes neu lach Ond caiff nos Sadwrn gartre'i hun, A bod yn frenin bach. Os ydyw'r gweithiwr gwael, tylawd. Trwy ganol gwa,wd a gwyn, Yn g^eitlr.o'i wythnos yn y byd Yn ddiwyd, ddiwyd ddyn, A liygad dyfal. gwlyb a sych, Yn edrych at y nod, 0 gydgymdeithion tua'r bedd, Beth ddylai'r fuchedd fod ? Os ydyw'r boen ar dbnau'r byd, A'r gofid ym. lied gas, Mae'r Meistr yn eiriol yn y ne'— Fe gyrchir adre'r gwas Er fod fy llwybrau'n liawn o ddrain, Ce's f'irwain eto'n fyw Yn dawel am gysgodau'r nos Rhaid aros—wythnos yw. Wrth ddechreu wythnos einioes fer, Aeth llawer ar dydd Llun 1 lawr i orwedd yn y bedd, I'w hanedd oer ei hun Dydd Ma wrth aeth ambellrosyn per, A TIercher fwy na mwy Onu --th y"rn ni sy'n aros nes '.0 -.is ond eu hanes hwy ? Byd Lau a Gwener wedi hyn, 1 i.i.vT y bryn yn brid Y gewyn nerthol sy'n gwanhau, Fe gyll y gruddiau'r gwrid Ni -choir yn awr ond ambell ddant, Fy ifyniant aeth i'r Ifos Mae pyldra'r liygaid im' bob dydd Ynarwyd-1 am y CAWEDiAF. ———— MI'TH WELAIS YN WYLO. Mi'th welais yn wylo, a'r deigryn tryloew Yn araf ymdreiglaw o'th war lygad hovw A thybied yr oeddwn ei fed yn ymddangos Fel lili i bore yn dainu mtn wlithnos. Mi'th welais yn gwenu. a'r gemsu teleidion A welid yn gwelvvi o fiaeii dy belydron Mi'th glywais yn siarad, ac ;.r fy ugiust eisgyn A wnelai v'y eimu fel gwlith ar y rhosyn. Mi brofais dy gusan, a chynted a'i profais Hell fwyniant y uriaenr ar n.nwaitli anghofiais Mi'th welais Wt t'l a'lor y lian. ac yn fiyddiawn Dy la v jn rhoi itni—a'm gwynfyu oecki gyfiawn. D. S. DAVIES.
BABEY AND CADOXTON BUBIAL BOARD.. '<3^— AN EXCITING MEETING, A monthly meeting of the Burial Board was held, on Tuesday evening. Mr. John Robinson presided, and there were also present Mr. B. G-. Davies, Canon Allen, Mr. R. S. Robinson, Mr. John ReEs, Mr. Gilead Brock, Mr. Adams, Mr. W. Phillips, Mr. E. 0. Evans, Mr. Willett (deputy clerk), and M. Williams (architect.) The Chairman announced that the Clerk (Mr. J. A. Hughes) was unable to be present, as he was suffering from a very severe cold. The minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed. THE NEW CHAPEL. The Architeot (Mr. Williams) read a report as to the progress of the erection of the cemetery chapel. Owing to the severe frost the work had been at a standstill from the last meeting up to that time. The frost had not damaged any of the work, and the bath-stone had stood a very severe test perfectly well. He presented a certificate for E130 in favour of the builder. The Chairman asked when would they be able to open the chapel. Mr. Williams said about the middle of March. Mr. B. G. Davies asked how much had been -advanced to the builder on the building contract ? Mr. Williams £630, including the present money. Mr. Rees asked the surveyr whether it was upon his recommendation that Mr. Small went to Messrs. Alexanders' Steam Joinery, Cardiff, for his wood work? Mr. Williams replied that it would have been very difficult for Mr. Small to have the work done there, as he was laid up, and the work was done properly at Cardiff. Mr. Davies Could not it have been done equally as well in the neighbourhood ? Mr. Brock Equally as well, if not better. Mr. Williams said if Mr. Small had been able to look after it himself it would have been very different. The Clerk of the Works was there to look after their interests, not the builder's. Mr. Rees It would have looked a lot better if the work had been done on the job. He could hardly take in what Mr. Williams said about the supervision of the work. Did he go to the joinery works several times daily to see that the work was being done properly ? Mr. Willliams said he could not prevent Mr. Small going to Cardiff. There was nothing in the specifications binding him in the matter. Mr. Rees I suppose he acted, then, upon the score of cheapness.? Mr. Williams On the contrary it would be a loss to him. Mr. Evans asked whether the work done by machinery was as durable as when done by hand ? Mr. Williams Yes, if the wood is properly seasoned. Mr. Rees asked how they were to judge if the wood was properly seasoned, if the work was done in Cardiff? Mr. Evans remarked that by the work being done there it would benefit the local trade. THE CLERK'S FINANCIAL STATEMENT The Clerk's monthly financial statement was read. There had been 21 interments total re- ceipts for the month. £ 15 15s. Od. expenditure. £12 83. 8d, The clerk's petty cash book was examined, and it showed a balance of zgO 13s. lOJd. The caretaker's wages book war3 also examined, and showed that £ 12 10s. Od. had been paid for wages, leaving a balance in hand of zgO 6s. 10d. THE BALANCE AT THE BANK. The treasurer's books showed a balance of £4778.2d. at the bank. The overseers of Cadox- ton were reported to have paid in £318 14s. 1}d,; the Barry overseers, f,31 17s. 3d., and the Merthyr- dovan overseers, £ 118 18s. 3d. THE REPORT OF THE VISITING COMMITTEE. Mr. John Robinson reported that the Yisiting Committee had visited the cemetery on Saturday. The new chapel was inspected, and they were satis- fied with the woodwork. They noticed that the masonry work had not progressed much on account of the frost. They met Mr. Rees, White Farm, and he complained about the ditch laid from the ceme- tery. They went and examined it, and found that the work had not been carried out in accordance with their instructions. They also noticed that the pipes' had been taken down the channel to a greater distance than was necessary. The would have to make this catch-water drain, and mound up the earth on the lower side. They also met Mr. Thomas, Gibbun's Down, who also complained that the water in their district went into a stream from which he got his drinking water. He suggested that they should t, t,9 carry a drain to the Local Board sewer, but that would be a very expensive undertaking. He thought Mr. Thomas was under the impression that the injury he suffered was much greater than it really was. Anything which came from their cemetery could not be very much, as there was such a long distance between. When the cemetery giew to be bigger they would have to do something of the kind Mr. Thomas suggested! He thought they could hardly go into it then.—Mr. Gilead Brock said the drains could be emptied into a marsh, but even then there would be something to complain of.—The Chair- man thought they ought still to have a ditch made to empty into the marsh.—Mr. Rees asked whether Mr. Pardoe had the supervision of the work ?—Mr. Davies moved that the matter be referred to Mr. Pardoe to report upon.—Mr. Gilead Brock seconded, -and the motion was agreed to. BURIALS FROM BARRY ISLAND. Two letters were read from Captain Davies, the Dockmaster, with reference to the double fees charged Alfred Harwood, one of his staff, for the burial of his child from Barry Island, because of his living on Barry Island. He had only lived two weeks on the Island, where he had removed from Merthyrdovan Parish, where the child was also born. It clearly proved that something must be done by the Board for Barry Island.—The Deputy- Clerk said the Clerk was of opinion that the only thing would be for Sully to form a Burial Board, and then ask permission to join their Board.—It -was pointed out that the Sully people were averse to thi?.—The Chairman asked whether it would be possible to include the Barry Island in the Burial Board district. It was time an inquiry was held into this matber, and if they could get the Island into their district, it was very important they should do so. He proposed that the clerk be asked to answer that question at the next meeting.—Mr. Evans seconded, and this was agreed to, and the further discussion of the matter was deferred for Mr. Hughes' attendance. OFFER OF LAND NEAR THE CEMETERY. A letter was read from Mr. L. W. Jones, Stating that he had a strip of land, 2a. 2r. 2p., adjoining the cemetery, which he was pre- pared to sell to the Board for 4-400, £ 150 per acre, subject to their acceptance within one month. The land was bought last April twelve months at the same price as he was offering it to them.—Mr. Davies said there was an agreement with the Wenvoe Estate that they should buy land at El25 per acre, but if Mr. Jones would sell the land at £125 per acre they should buy it. and also some from the Wenvoe Estate.—Mr. Robinson said that piece of land was more favourable for drainage.- Mr. Davies said that Mr. Jones had lost about £60 by it. He begged to propose that if Mr. Jones would sell the land at £ 125 per acre they should buy it.-Mr. Evans seconded.—Mr. Brock said he was told outside that day that land would be offered the Board', and that Mr. Davies would propose, and Mr. Evans second that .the laud be purchased. It was no secret, but public talk.—Mr. Evans said he never heard anything about the matter until he saw it down on the agenda.—Mr. Brock said it was no secret outside that such was the case, however.—Mr. Rees said he had also heard it outside.—Mr. Davies said they should not listen to what they heard outside.—Mr. Rees said he had a perfect right to listen to what was said.—Mr. Davies said Mr. Rees might take it from him that what they had heard was not correct.r-The Chair- ( man said Mr. Davies, Mr. Evans, Mr. Phillips and himself went to. look at the land when it was for bale, and they were more in favour of its purchase than that of the Jenner Estate.—Mr. Rees begged to move that they decline Mr. Jones' offer. He was surprised to find a seconder to the motion of purchasing the land. It appeared to him that Mr. Jones bought the land with the intention of making a profit out of the ratepayers. If Mr. Jones had any desire to lighten the burden of the ratepayers, he would not have bid against their re- presentatives when the land was for sale. Now thp.t he saw it was of no use to him. he wanted the rate- payers to take it. — Mr. Evans said Mr. Rees took it in. a wrong light. He was not in Mr. Jone3' power at all. He seconded the resolution; he thought it was the best piece of land for the cemetery.—Mr. Rees accepted Mr. Evans' explanation, but he could not help hearing things.—Mr. Brock seconded Mr. Rees's amendment, for the reason that they would have to alter the drainage if they bought the land.—On being put. Canon Allen, Mr. Brock, and Mr. Rees voted for the amendment, and Mr. Davies, Mr. Phillips, and Mr. Evans against.-On the sugges- tion of the Chairman, the further consideration of the matter was postponed until the next meeting. THE FEES FOR STILL-BORN CHILDREN. In accordance with notice of motion, Mr. Rees moved that the fees for the interment of still-born children be reduced from 5s. to 2s. 6d. He had reason to believe there would be more children buried in the cemetery if the fee was reduced. He thought they should consider the poor ratepayers point of view as much as possible.—Canon Allen seconded. He felt it was a hard case for the small amount of work for these special burials that 5s. should be charged.—The motion was carried un- animously. A COMPLAINT. Mr. Rees said he had a complaint to make against the Clerk by Mr. Spickett, of Cadoxton.—Mr. Davies said it was hardly fair to make a complaint against the Clerk whilst he was away.—Mr. Rees said he was willing to leave the matter until the Clerk was present. Mr. Spickett complained that he had been charged £ 2 for railing! a grave in, whilst it should only have been £ 1.—The Deputy- clerk said it was a sovereign for permission to place a kerbing around one grave, but Mr. Spickett put kerbing around two graves, therefore the charge was double.-The matter was left for the next meeting. THE REGISTRATION FEES. Mr. Rees asked who revised the registration fees—was it the Board or the clerk ? They paid the clerk zC35 a year, and whilst he did not say that was too much or too little, he thought he should do all the work for that sum.—The Deputy-clerk said that up to the present the clerk, as registrar of the Board, received the fees. There was a motion to be brought before them as to whether they should not go to the Board, and Mr. Hughes said that if the Board liked to pass a resolution to that effect he would not object to their receiving them.—Mr. Davies asked whether these fees would amount to £, 5 a, yea.r.- U pOll examination of the book, the Deputy-Clerk said the fees had amounted to exactly 9 5 for the four years.—Mr. Rees said there were other fees.—The Deputy-Clerk said they were the only fees they had received.—Mr. Rees moved that the question of the registration fees be considered at the next meeting, and that the Board also go into the question of the Clerk's salary.—This was agreed to. Cheques were signed for salary, Mr. Burbidge, £ 12 10s. Od. Barry Doeh News, Y,4 10s. Od.; South Wales Star, £1 4s. Od. Shaftesbury Hotel, 15s. Thomas, caretaker, £12; F. Quick, con- tractor, £130; grave space 295 was granted to Wm. Moon, 52, Princess-street, Barry.
PENAKTH POLICE COURT. i MONDAY.—Before Mr. Llewellin Woods, Mr. T. Morel, and Mr. T. R. Thompson. APPLICATION.—AN applicatian was made by Mr. Clarke, of the Windsor Hotel, Penarth, for a license to sell drink on the occasion of the Sully Coursing Match.—Granted. THE ALLEGED TRESPASS.—Thomas Rogers and Thomas Clode were charged on remand with trespassing on land belonging to the trustees of the Park Machen Estate.—The case was adjourned from the last Court for evidence as to the owner- ship of the hedge.—Mr. David Williams, brewer, of Merthyr, owner and occupier of the Herataff Court Estate, Croesfaen, said he was acquainted with the fence that parted his estate from the Park Machen Estate, where defendants were alleged to have been trespassers. He had been there 15 years, and had had it banked twice and laid orice, and he claimed it as his own property. Mr. Rogers was there with his permission, given through his baihff.-The Bench considered that they had reasonable grounds for believing there was a disputed ownership as to the hedge in this case, therefore their jurisdiction was ousted, and the case would be dismissed. (Before Mr. Morel and Mr. T. R. Thompson.) NON-MAINTENANCE.—William Gregg, coal tipper, Penarth, was summoned for a sum of £ 2 9s. 6d., due for the maintenance of his step- daughter at an industrial school.—Order made for payment in a month. A BARRY MASON IN TTOUBLE. —William Roberts, mason, of Barry, working at Aber- dare, was charged, on the informa- tion of Police-constable Michael Martin, with being drunk. Defendant was taken to the Police- station and released on bail.-Defeudallt was fined 5s. and costs.—John Roberts, Cogan, was charged with a similar offence at the Taff Vale Station on the 21st.—Fined 5s. and costs. FELONY.—James Ross, sailor, was charged on remand with stealing a guernsey, the property of William Phillips, on the 20th inst.—John Morgan, manager for Mr. Phillips, said on the 20th he went to the dock and took some clothes there. He put them down, and saw prisoner meddling with them. He saw him take up a guernsey and put it in a bag. He knew prisoner, and that he would call around to the shop, but he did not. The same afternoon, in company with Police-constable Rees, he went to a pawnshop, and there saw the guernsey, which he identified.—Mr. Harris, pawnbroker, proved re- ceiving the guernsey in pledge for 2s. 6d. from Ross, who said it was the property of a Dutchman named Theodore Janables, with whom he had been ship-mate for several voyages. Afterwards a lodging-house keeper, named Lynch, came, and he afterwards gave up the guernsey to the police.- Theodore Janable, fireman, a Dutchman, said he met prisoner nrst at ten o'clock at the Pier-head, whilst he was looking for a ship. When he was returning to his lodging-house prisoner called out Peter." He looked round and saw prisoner with the guernsey, which he asked prisoner to put under his coat for a little while. He put it under his coat, and they proceeded home. Prisoner and witness then proceeded to the pawnshop, and prisoner re- ceived 2s. 5d. for the guernsey.—Defendant pleaded not guilty.-The prisoner wr3 fined 20s. and costs, or 14 days' hard labour.-The witness Janables was also reprimanded and cautioned for lending his assistance in the manner he had to the robbery.
ALLEGED THEFT OF A WATCH AT BARRY DOCK. John Burns was charged at the Penarth Police Court, on Monday, with stealing a watch, the 'property of Florence Scotland, of Barry Dock, on Sunday morning.—Florence Scotland, boarding house-keeper, Barry Dock, said on Sunday morn- ing he missed a watch, valued C4 5s.. from .his bedroom. Prisoner was in his bedroom lying on the bed. He was not lodging with him, but he was there at the invitation of his boarders. He went into his bedroom between six and iseven o'clock in the morning, and prosecutor's wife and baby was in bed asleep, and prisoner was apparently lying asleep on the bed. There were other men in the house, and the reason why he judged prisoner for the theft was because he was in his bedroom, and he had no right there.—The Bench dismissed the case, as there was no evidence to lead to the conviction of prisoner.
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BARRY AM) DISTRICT TRADES' COUNCIL. The usual forcfnightlv meeting of the above Council was held at the Victoria Hotel, Holton, on Friday last. Present, Mr. J. Rees (secretary), Mr. T. Thomas (assistant-secretary), Messrs. T. S. Thomas, T. Henson, H. Davies, J. Lovering, Ivor Thomas, Thomas Dyke, J. Murray, J. Bobbins, S. Randell, — Morris, &c —In the absence of the chairman, Mr. Harpur (owing to illness), Mr. T. S. Thomas was appointed to the chair.—The roll having been called, the minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed. Rees was then called upon to give his School Board report. said that, during the last fortnight, he had attended four meetings of the Board. Also, at the instance of the Council, he had Drought before the Board the desirability of extending the time the Finance Committee were allowed to scrutinise the accounts, with the result that it was decided to hold a special Finance Committee meeting monthly, the time allowed to be two hours, as well as the usual hour preceding the ordinary meeting —making a total of three hours. The Council approved of the Board's action. They also con- sidered Dr. Trsharne's motion regarding the print- ing of the minutes and their circulation three days prior to the ordinary meeting, and expressed the belief that it was a wise and much-needed one. Miss Carr's appointment was also approved of, seeing that she had on a previsus occasion been a servant of> the Board. Tha report was then adopted. The Secretary read the following letter from Mr. J. A. Hughes, Clerk to the Local Board, re Mr. Rutter's alleged breach of contract:— Local Board Office, Cadoxton, lltli January, 1893. Mr. J. Rees, Secrat:n-y Trades' Council, 4, Iddesleigh- street, Cadoxton. Dear Sir,—In reference to your letter in connection with Mr. Rutter's contract, I have been instructed by the Board to state that they do not consider that the contractor has broken Clause 3 of the resolutions passed by the Board on the 6th of October, 1891. I have further been instructed to point out that the resolution requiring the contractor to canform to the recognised rules and customs of the various trades has not been passed by the Board. Sach a resolution was proposed, and put to the meeting, but was not carried. Yours truly, J. A. HUGHES. The Council still maintained that a breach had boon committed, inasmuch as Mr. Rutter had been supplied with materials from Mr. Kyte, of Canton, Cardiff, a firm considered by the Moulders' Seciety in Cardiff to be a most unfair one, as they had an excess of apprentices, and paid less than the minimum rate of wages, as well as enacting illegal deductions. After a lengthy discussion, it was resolved to forward tha Local Board's communica.- tion to thi Cardiff Moulders' Society. The contributions towards the Labour fund were then read. The Riggers' and Hobblers' delegates not having presented themselves for the last three meetings, a discussion took place as to whether their names should be allowed to remain on the roll. It was stated that the riggers' and hobblers' rights had been seriously interfered with by the Dock authorities enforcing certain certificates on them. In order to set matters right, the secretary was instructed to make investigations and report to the next meeting. The probable appointment of Miss Sutterby as postmistress of the new Holton Post-office was minutely dealt with. Great indignation was ex- pressed at the seleetion of a stranger to the district and a monog-lot Englishwoman, to a post where Welsh was almost indispensible. At the same time it was stated that several inhabitants, who were fully qualified, aspired to the position. As it was the opinion of the members that some under- handed work had been committed, it was resolved to defer the matter for a fortnight, an investiga- tion to be made in the meantime. Regarding the supper to take place OH the 6th of February at the Victoria Hotel, the secretary stated that 500 tickets had been printed at the Star office, the price for which was considered most reasonable. It was announced that the supper would take place at eight o'clock—an item which had been omitted on the card. Instruc- tions were also given to Mr. Williams (Victoria Hotol) to apply for an extension of two hours on that occasion. Messrs. John Rees, T. Thomas Thomas Dyke, and Thomas S. Thomas spoke of the efforts Mr. George Garnett were setting forth to establish a. weaving industry in Gadoxton.-The Council, viewing the fact that Mr. Garnett had worked hard for Trades' Unionism for years, pledged itself to render him all the support that lay in their power. Several members spoke of tha injustica of cer- tain of the Barry and Cadoxton tradespeople in having their printing executed outside tho district. Especially does this appear inconsistent when it is considered the efforts the Council are putting forth to ensure the execution of contracts by local men. The following resolution touching the matter was then unanimously carried :— That this Council bogs to express its unqualified indignation at the action of a large number of Barry and Cadoxton tradespeople in having their printing executed outaide the district. A large bundle of sards, handbills, &c., were exhibited in the Council Chamber produced by printers from Cardiff, London, Exeter, Wakefield, and other far-off towns. We trust our trades- people will relinquish this practice, and spare the Council the unpleasant task of having their names published.-This terminated a very enthusiastic meeting.
RAILWAY COMPANIES AND PRIVATE RIGHTS. ACTION AGAINST THE TAFF VALE RAILWAY. At Bridgend County-court on Monday—before his Honour Judge Gwilym Williams—Mr. T. L. Lister, living at St. Mark's, Newport, Mon., sought an injunction to restrain the Taff Vale Railway Company from draining on to his land at Cow- bridge, and claimed a nominal sum as damages for trespass and nuisance.—Mr. E. W. Miles, solicitor, Cowbridge, appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr. David Lewis, barrister at law, represented the defendant company.—The plaintiff owns a number of cottages adjoining the company's yard at Cowbridge, and it was alleged that the washings from the engine-house, together with quantity of water from other sources, which drained into a ditch in front of the premises, created a nuisance, and occasionally resulted in the flooding of the houses. The case largely turned on the question of the ownership of the ditch, and re- butting evidence as to the alleged nuisance and flooding was called on behalf of the defendants.— Mr. Lewis commented on the circumstance that tho plaintiff sought for an injunction on the ground. of a complaint which had only involved an expenditure of a few shillings, while, if the ap- plication was granted, it would necessitate the company obtaining an easement by special Act of Parliament.—His Honour found that the ditch belonged to the defendants, as abutting upon their property that. no nuisance had been caused by the defendants and that they might send down a greater quantity of water without being respon- sible for its clearance from plaintiff's premises. He foundl for the defendants on all points, and made an order for the taxing of costs on the higher scale.
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THE BRITISH CHURCH. LECTURES AT BARRY DOCK. On Monday evening the first of a series of lectures on the British Church was given. at the Public-hall, Thompson-street. The lectures, which were of a very interesting character, and illustrated by some first-class limelight views, were delivered by the Rev. Canon West, rector of St. Stephen's, Charlton-on-Mecllock, Manchester. General Lee presided over a rather sparse attendance. The rector, the Rev. E. Morris, having opened the pro- ceedings by prayer, the Chairman said they were all one in considering those things. Churchmen, and those who were not of their way of thinking, could not know too much of their Church history, and in a thorough education of the people in the Church's history lay her truest defence. (Hear, hear.) Canon West said some of his friends did not agree with the Church Defence meetings. They held that it would be far better if Churchman were to devote themselves to their proper work and let the Church stand upon its merits, and appeal to the constituencies without any references to anything" like Church Defence institution?. He sympathised with them, but would.tell them that if they had been, like him, for 20 years, working in a large town parish, they would find that not where the Church was most vigorous was her best position, but rather there were so many misrepresentations made where the Church was most active, that it was their duty to remove the wrong impression given. His expe- rience taught him that it was necessary to give a true history of the Church's work, not from a desire to be aggressive to other Christian bodies, but for the extension of Christ's kingdom, and the saving of souls. It was necessary that people should have wrong impressions removed, and it was in order to remove wrong impressions that these meetings had been started by the Church Institution which he represented. He regretted that it should have been felt neces- sary to put Church Defence on the leaflets he would much rather that it had been Church Instruction meeting or something of that sort. These meetings were only a defence to the Church, as far as, as the Chairman had said, a true state- ment of the Church's history was her truest I strength. Proceeding with his lecture, the Rev. Canon said they dated their foundation to the day of Pentecost, when the disciples were fully I equipped to carry out the command of their Lord. j' He could not say who brought Christianity first in their, land. Some people thought it was intro- duced by the soldiers who came over with the Roman force, it was sufficient for them, how- ever, to know that Britain became in the middle of the first century one of the provinces of the Roman Empire, as Claudius Ccesar had come and conquered the land, and doubtless Christian soldiers came in course of time to that country, who taught the natives they knew that the fact was that Britains which had been subjected to Rome became Christian. They had historical facts to base that statement upon, for during the reign of Diocletian, when fierce persecu- tions arose, there were martyrs to the Christian faith in Brittain, including St. Albans, who met his death at Verulamium (St. Albans, Hertford- shire), and Aaron and Julius at Carleon. St. Alban was the first British Martuvr. This happened before the reorganisation of the Churches into the dioceses of to-day. That showed that Christianity had spread over the country as far as the Roman force and civilisation had extended. In H14 three British Bishops, Eborius, Restitutus, and Adelfius. attended by priests and deacons, attended the Council of Aries in France, a fact which proved the organisation of the British Church and that Britain was a part of the great Church of God. Circumstances soon arose which made it necessary to re-organise the Church. One great element which caused the re-organisation was the withdrawal of the Roman force, which left the British in a very defenceless condition, for during tha 400 years of Roman occupation the fighting was done by the Romans, and the natives were trained to arts of peace, and one noteworthy fact connected with that was that the natives were able to export grain, a fact which seemed rather strange to them now. When the Romans withdrew the Picts and Scots invaded the land from the North, and took possessiou of the goods of the British people, who cried for protection to the Jutes, who came and settled in Kent. The early British Christians were earnest j missionaries, who carried the Gospel far and wide •in order to ensure the extension of their Lord and Master. One of these Christians went to Ireland and became the patron saint of Ireland (St. Patrick) who commenced his mission to the Irish, by illustrating the doctrine of the Trinity by means of a Shamrock leaf. Morgan, a British priest, began to teach a very serious error, and Germanius was invited over from the Continent to stamp out this error, which he did, afterwards, founding the first see of which they had any record, and building a Cathedral in the Isle of This see was founded about 100 years before the first Welsh see, and it was therefore a memorial of the energy with which the British Christians sent the Gospel to other people. The first see founded after the reorganisation was the see of Llandaff. They were told that the head of the house of Morgan was very liberal to Dubritius, the founder, and who was the first Bishop of Llandaff in 510. How could that Church then be called an alien Church. Dubritius had a friend St. David, who was educated at Llantwit-Major, and who founded a see within three miles of his birth- place-the See of St. David's. Another friend of Dubritius, St. Deiniol, within six years of the founding'of the See of Llandaff, founded the See of Bangor. Kentigern was driven from his see in Northumbria by the heathen king, and in the course of his exile ho went to St. David's, and had communion with David. In the course of conversation David suggested to Kentigern that he should take charge of the Vale of Clwyd, and found a Church there. The royal house of Powys gave the means whereby the diocese was founded, which after a time became known as the See of St. Asaph's. After touching on Llantwitt-Major Church, the lecturer passed on to Llancarvan, which was of interest to them there as St. Cadoc was the founder of the cause there, and the first abbot, St. Cadoc, was a very earnest educationalist, and he went to Ireland to carry on the Christian work there. One of his converts was Finian, who was afterwards the teacher of the famous Columba, who was banished from his native heme in Ireland until he had converted the same number of people as had been killed in a war of which he was the innocent cause. Columba settled at Iona, where he built a church and institution, which became one of the centres of religious life. As he had said before the reorganisa- tion of the Church was due to the withdrawal of Romans, when the Picts and Scots invaded the land, and the British Princes called in the aid of the Jutes, who, finding the country a better one than their own settled down in Kent. In time six other Saxon tribes arrived and settled in the land. They next came to the attempts of Gregory, the then Archdeacon of Rome, to send a mission to Britain. St. Augus- tine was selected for the work, but, when he reached France he was told such stories relative to the Britons that his heart failed him, and he returned to Rome. Gregory reproached him for his lack of spirit, and persuaded him to eg say another venture, which he did. On his arrival in Britain he was received by the King and Queen, Ethelbert and Bertha, the latter of whom was a Christian princess with a priest of her own. Augustine was allowed to remain, and he was permitted to use the Church of St. Martin's, Canter- bury, for religious purposes. At the end of 12 months the King and 10,000 of his people were baptised, and in gratitude he built a Church at Canterbury, and a .bishopric was founded, of which Augustine was the first Bishop. It was worthy of note that Augustine came in 597, the year that Columba died. Their Roman Catholic brethren were active in their at- tempts to bring them under the jurisdiction of Rome, and they said that it should be subservient to Rome because Christianity was brought there from Rome. There were three reasons why they (the Church) was opposed to it:—1st, St. Augustine was the means of only converting the Kingdom of Kent, and therefore if even they allowed the right of obedience to the Romish Church, they right of obedience to the Romish Church, they could only claim it from Kent; 2nd, the doctrines preached by St. Augustine were different to those taught by the Romish Church now and 3rd, the claim of the Bishop of Rome to he the universal bishop was protested against the Bishop of Constantinople arrogating to himself the power. Mr. West then proceeded to relate tha circumstances attending the formation of the various dioceses and the building of cathedrals, showing conclusively and exhaustively that the sources of religious know- ledge dir;l not emanate from St. Augustine, but from the Church of Columba at Iona, and at Lindisfarne. The history of the Church up to the Norman Conquest was dealt with in a sensible and able manner, and the lecture was much appreciated. At the conclusion, General Lee expressed the thanks of the meeting to Canon West for his most able address. He was only sorry there were not more of their Nonconformist friends there he had always held that it was the duty of every body to try and learn the real history of the Church. He was very glad to hear the lecturer express him- self as he had. He wished the meetings had been held as Church instruction meetings not Church Defence. They wanted to educate the people in the knowledge of what the Church was, and then leave it to the great English race to decide the case. What they had to fear was ignorance. When the true history of the case of their Church was stated they would find they had many more sup- porters than they thought they had at present. He thanked the lecturer for his address. Nothing had been said to offend the Church's bitterest enemies and he only wished there had been more people there that night. Rev. Mr. Morgan said those lectures were given under the auspices of the Church Defence Society, and with all due respect to the Chairman and lecturer he begged to differ from them with regard to the name put on the leaflets. It was not a misnomer, as they could not close their eyes to the attack which was being made on the Church. The Rector (Mr. Morris) proposed a vote of thanks to the chairman. He could only say that if every layman copied General Lee's manner, it would be better for the Church. (Hear, hear.) The more they did their duty in a quiet, humble, and prayerful spirit, the better success they would have-(hear, hear)—and he was certain that in Wales they ought to do everything in their power to help their|Nonconformist friends. If it had not m been for the Nonconformists, Wales would have been ignorant. He was proud to be a defender of the Church, and his father had been one before him, and suffered for her sake, but he did not like altogether the way in which Church defence was carried on now. The practice had done much damage to the spirit of the Church. (Hear, hear.) Mr. Sprent seconded the vote of thanks. The Chairman returned thanks. Ha could only say he was one of very many who had a true love for the old Church. He wanted thorough justice done to her, and nothing else. The meeting then terminated. On Tuesday evening the lectures were continued at the Barry Dock Public-hall, when the lecturer took the history of the Church From the Norman Conquest to the Reformation." An address was also given on Wednesday at the Schoolroom, Penmark.
REVIEWS. -> Y GSNINEN.—The January number of Y Geninen —a quarterly magazine, and undoubtedly the best of it kind in Wales—maintains its high standard of excellence. The contents are varied and interest- ing. It opens with a powerful article by Principal Herber Evans, D.D., Carnarvon, on" Cymru Fyd," and it show the celebrated divine to advantage indeed, he wields a trenchant pen. Whilst admitting the almost unparallelled progress of the English language, Dr. Evans .shows how wida-spread tha Welsh language is spoken to-day, after an existence (although under a different name) of over thousands of years, and predicts that for centuries to como it will maintain its vigour. He goes on to point out the threatened danger to Walss from the introduction of Welsh and French customs regarding the Sabbath from tourists, who spend their Sundays, not in worship, but in sinful pleasures. Amusements of a. godly character lie also welcomes, as a counteraction to the ungodly and sinful amusements so prevalent in our towns. A warning is also given to the working men of Wales against paying coo much heed to the allurements of English agitators, who advocate fighting with masters as an antidote to oppression, whereas, in the writer's opinion, the safest means against a tyrannous master is for the working man to cultivate habits of thrift and sobriety. He instances also how poorly paid some of our Welsh writers were, and predicts that in 50 years' time, when Welshmen will have been placed on the same level as the English, Scotch, and Irish, by possassing a knowledge of English, some of England's celebrities will arise from Wales. Following this article comes some bio- graphical noteii of the late D. Saunders, D.D. To those who ware acquainted with this celebrated and much-mourned son of Wales these notes will prove specially interesting. The first of a series of articles on The Welsh Pulpit" also forms part of Y Geninen, as well as powerful and timely articles, contributed by Mr. Morgan Lloyd, Q.C., and Mr. J. Bryn Roberts, M.P., on Would it be advantageous or disadvantageous to the unity of the United Kingdom to grant to Ireland Home Rule." The leards have succeeded in adding to the value of this number. We can confidently recommend Y Geninen for January to all oar Welsh readers. CENINEN GWYL DEWI, 1893, promises to be of exceptional merit. This is a special number in- tended to celebrate St. David's Day. WOUK.—This is one of the best technical journals published at the present day. Its price is cheap, it contains a vast amount of instruction, end it is written in such a homely fashion that all who desire can understand it. As a companion, to the student who wants to make his way in the world it is beyond price and he should love it as dearly as a brother. V THE COSMOPOLITAN.—This popular monthly magazine keeps up its high standard of excellence. One of the most interesting articles is that on The making of an illustrated magazine." which is beautiful illustrated. The articla on The beauties of the American stage will prove very entertaining to many a British reader to whom not a few of the actresses are known by liame, if not by sight. Sir Edwin Arnold continues his graphic articles on Japan re-visited. The paper The Homes of the people should prove valuable to those students of life in other countries than ours. There is certainly a charm in some phases of Japanese existence. The story, The Lost Island," by Miss Louise Sheldon and Mr. E. J. Austen, is remarkably vivid. Taken altogether the number is interesting reading.