LOCAL NOTES. THE IIRALTH OF THE DISTRICT. We are pleased to see the prompt steps which have been taken by the Local Board for the preservation of the good health of the district. It is evident that the officials, backed up by the members, are determined that disease shall not obtain a firm hold upon the neighbourhood. We have to hand, through the courtesy of Dr. Neale, the fourth annual report of the medical -officer of health. It is well written, and con- tains a mass of useful information, and we only regret that our limited space prohibits us from dealing fully with it. It touching upon the number of births, marriages, and deaths, the report states that the rate of infantile mortality in this district has declined, the total number of deaths amongst infants under one year 11 'of age was 84. Dealing with zymotic diseases, Dr. Neale says that 15 were attributed to scarlet fever, 11 whooping cough, 4 diptheria, 2 enteric or typhoid fever, and 9 to diarrhoea. With regard to the water supply, an analysis of water taken from the Barry and Cadoxton Gas and Water Company's Reservoirs is given, and states that although the water is rather hard and not well suited for such domestic purposes as washing, &c., its condition, organically considered, is favourable for dietetic use. Special attention is called to the need of flushing apparatus being provided for water closets. Scavenging operations have been efficiently performed during the year, while the supervision of dairies, cowsheds, and milkshops has been systematically carried out, and the utmost vigilance exercised by Mr. Inspector Leyshon. The same remark applies also to the bakehouses, the whole of which are in good condition. With regard to the food supply and slaughterhouse, Dr. Neale points out that no private slaughtering now exists in the district, and that the shops in the district kept for the sale of meat, poultry, game, fish, or other articles of food exposed for sale or intended for the food of man have been visited at different hours throughout the year, and the articles and premises found to be wholesome and clean. After giving an account of the work of the Inspector of Nuisances, the report concludes with a reference to Port Sanitary matters. It deals especially with the precautions taken with regard to the introduc- tion of cholera, and states that no less than 824 vessels had beeu inspected. In conclusion, Dr. Neale thanks the Dockmaster, the Superin- tendent, the officials of Her Majesty's Customs, the Barry Pilotage Board, and to the officers of the Board of Trade for their kind co-operation in carrying out preventive measures. Inspec- tor Leyshon is also commended for the energy and judgment shown by him in the discharge of his onerous duties, which Dr. Neale says he carried out in a most efficient and complete manner. THE CONDITION OF LEE-STREET. In a recent issue we called the attention of the authorities to the disgraceful condition of Lee-street. We are pleased to End that the Health Committee has taken action in the matter upon a report submitted by the Inspector of Nuisances. We thought it was bad enough to be without water, but it must have been worse to find that there was a supply in the houses, and all that remained was to turn it on. We hope that the inhabitants have now plenty of water, and that the condition of the roads will soon be altered. There is room for plenty of improvements, but, of course, time is re- quired for all things. Now that the matter has been brought prominently to the notice of the Board we feel sure everything for the ,comfort of the inhabitants will be accomplished in the near future. THE GAS AND WATER COMPANY. The meeting of the shareholders of the Barry and Cadoxton Gas and Water Company >'On Tuesday last was nothing if not brief. The directors had but little to say other than what was contained in their report, and had it not been for the questions put by Mr. Thomas nothing would have transpired with regard to -the proposal of the Barry and Cadoxton Local Board outside the more mention of the fact that that body proposed to take over the Com pany's undertaking. The questions asked were certainly to the point, and show which way the wind blows. Even the shareholders are appa- rently prepared to admit that the Local Board should take over the concern at a fair and reasonable price. We are sure that the rate- payers are of the same opinion..
IT BARRY RAILWAY TRAFFIC. The official return for the week ending February 25th last shows that the average coaching was £ 269; poods, £ 113 minerals, £ 2,707; dock dues, .&c., £ 3.323 making a total of £ (>,412 as against £6,MO for the corresponding- week of last year. 'The aggregate for the past eight weeks has been £ 51,500, as against £ 53,123 in the corresponding period of 1892, being a decrease of £ 1,623.
BARRY DOCK WEEKLY TIDE TABLE. Morn. After, h.m. h.m. ft. in. Mar. 3 Friday 747 8 4 37 11 4 Saturday 8 21 8 37 37 11 5 Sunday 8 51 9 7 37 2 6 Monday 9 21 9 35 35 11 7 Tuesday 9 49 10 1 34 1 8 Wednesday 10 13 10 27 31 9 -1. 9 Thursdav 10 40 10 55 29 1
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ROUND THE TOWNS. fBY MR. GADABOUT.] Variety in music is a very acceptable feature. German bands are apparently aware of this, as the following selection played by them in front of the Holtoa School last Saturday proves :— ¡. Christians awake," "Hi-tiddle-hi-ti," "Halle- lujah chorus," and" Maggie Murphy's Home." The solemnity due to the marriage service is not always observed. When Adonis was asked to don his Venus' finger with a ring by a Barry parson a few days ago he instead placed it on his own finger. When asked to kneel before the altar he unblushingly walked to the nearest pew evidently thinking this was easier than kneeling. Were these errors due to excitement or Barley Corn ? To an uninterested person this will perhaps be thought a nice bit of lark. # Have you any ducks or fowls? If so, I must give you the hint to keep them in their proper place, otherwise Inspector L. will be on your track. I have been informed that two of our young protectors of the public made an awful mess over the new fire escape last week. While the sergeant was away the men ran the ladder up before placing the escape against a wall, and the result was that a new ladder will have to be obtained. The old one got top-heavy, and came down to the ground with a rush. Who is that young gentleman who is to be daily seen taking a constitutional (iri company with one of the misses from the schools) on Weston Hill ? • It is requested that those persons who recently stole the cupboards off the doors at Barry will kindly return them as quickly as possible. w I learn that Mr. Arthur J. Williams presented a petition from the Bridgend and Cowbridge Union in the House of Commons on Thursday in favour of the compulsory reception and detention of inebriates in curative homes. The PorthcawlT Volunteers are negotiating for a building for drilling purposes that is capable of seating- 3,000 persons. It is about 160ft. by 55ft., all on one fioor, without a petition, and was for- merly a grain store. I am pleased to say that the result of the Cam- bridge Local Examination (Cardiff Centre) has been published, and I find. among the successful candidates (girls) the following :-D. A. Rogers, Plas Hen. Cowbridge; B. E. Proctor and M. C. Teek, Audries, Penarth A. B. Gibson and E. B. Taylor, Westboure-road School, Penarth. Á certain gentleman from Cadoxton was seen peeping through the kitchen window of one of the Hotels at Cadoxton on Saturday last watching the servants having tea. I expect he was hungry, or else he was waiting for his lady love. Poor fellow, he waited in vain for I watched him all the time. Young men should beware of back doors. & Who was that young gent who went to see his spooner at the back door of a house in H-7 street, but instead of finding his beloved came in oontast with a big black dog. I am told that he is fond of being hugged, but objects to the performance coming for a canine specimen. The hug he got on this occasion was so impressive and complete that he will scarcely forget it for the next inorth. SP :k I strongly advise those who do their courting at back doors to either take biscuits in thair pocket or else pursuade their would-be better half to lay by a plentiful supply of cold mutton or ham bones. I am asked a question respecting the boots at a certain hotel at Cadoxton. It is stated that one day last week he was exercising a horse on the Common, when the animal took a fancy for galloping, and consequently parted company! with Mr. Boots. # Of course, there is nothing unusual about a horse Irunning away, but I should advise the gentleman above referred to to take a little practice at stone-throwing at the proverbial hay- stack before he attempts to hit a horse with a stone. # On this particular occasion he aimed at a horse, but hit a child instead with a stone. A correspon- dent suggests that it would be well for my friend to put on spectacles next time. Trade is looking up just now in the direction of silk hats. As I have before remarked when it blows in Vere-street it is done in grand style. One day this week it was a little too grand for the top hat of a coachman. This unfortunate individual was quietly driving down the street when a sudden blow beautifully landed his topper beneath the wheels of the carriage. Needless to say the wheels left their mark. Man wants but little here below. But he wants that little long." for On Monday last I heard a gentleman repeating these words as he wended his way home from the neighbourhood of Barry Dock. He was apparently sadly troubled as to whether the last word was really long or strong." He had not been to a temperance meeting. Take care that the blinds of your windows are pulled down before retiring to rest each night, as there are persons in Cadoxton who delight in pry- ing into other persons private affairs. *• V- I am pleased to record the fact that last week a too-prying gentleman met with a rejoinder Not exactly on the back, But near it." He had for a few nights greatly annoyed the occupants of a house by looking into an upstairs window. He was enable to do this by standing on an elevated position at the back of the house. At last he was elevated through the elder brother arriving unexpectedly upon the scene. s ? ? What the brother did is not exactly known, but the prying gentleman now asserts that his chastiser wears the biggest boots in Cadoxton He ought to know. # I learn that the Minerva" Select Dancing Class have arranged to hold a Fancy Dress Ball at the Barry Hotel on Wednesday next, 8th inst. I am told it is to be a very grand affair. Everything will be carried out by the committee in such a manner as to leave no cause for complaint. Mr. J. Adams is the hon. sec. t.) e & Come into the garden, Maud," sang a clerk at the back of the house of his charmer at Penarth, but he changed the strain to "Over the garden wall" when her father appeared. # A most serious complaint reaches me from Barry. On Sunday last, instead of listening to the sermon preached in one of the chapels, a couple of young ladies spent their time in reading penny novelettes. How dreadful; but I am told that they did not reside at Barry, but had visited the chapel for a purpose. Liberals residing in the neighbourhood of Barry and Cadoxton should matce an effort to attend the special meeting of the Liberal Association to be held at the Sea View Restaurant, Barry, to-night (Friday). There is business of special importance to be transacted. qt The members of the Hope of Barry Lodge of the Oak Yearly DividingFriendly Society have "arranged to hold their third Annual Dinner at the Barry Hotel on the 15th inst. Every effort is being made to ensure success by the above well-known and enterprising society. Those persons interested in the Barry and Cadoxton District Nursing Association should attend the Annual General Meeting to be held at the Barry Hotel on the !)th. The chair will be taken nt 4.30 p.m. I am informed that excellent work has been done by this Association in the past. *$ I am told that the police have put a rod in pickle for the boys of this district who break the street lamps. It is hoped that the reward of £ 2 to be offered by the Local Board will either stop stone throwing or else land the offenders before the magistrates. s- e # More light is required in this neighbourhood, but I have been told that a well-known public personage lately had the tip that he had "too much gas." If such is the ease I shall feel obliged if he will turn a little of it in the direction of the lamp-post which stands alone on the path leading to the Common at Cadoxton. It is like the last rose of summer left glooming alone. I understand that at the meeting of the Barry District Temperance Council to be held to-night (Friday) at the Bible Christian Chapel, Court- road. Barry Dock, the Rev. J. Honey will read a paper, entitled-a The Different Licensing Laws. $ If you want to know the correct time have your watch put in thorough repair by Mr. Coombs, Market Chambers, Barry. It will pay you in the end. I learn that the total number of marriages which took place in the Barry and Cadoxton district last year was 67. During the same period 744 children were born (356 males and 388 females), and 238 deaths were registered, of which 119 were males and 119 females. There were 506 more births than deaths. rfc I have been informed that the Inspector of Nuisances is determined to put a stop to the throw- ing of rubbish on the highways, and a corres- pondent asks whether that official will take in hand as such the young gentleman who was last week thrown from the front door of a shop in Barry Dock into the roadway. When you travel on the Barry Railway be sure to carry a pocket almanac with you. for the pur- pose of comparing the date upon your ticket, other- wise you may discover that you are not quite up to date." Last week fifteen passengers journeyed from Barry to Cardiff were, upon arriving at the latter place, not to their small astonishment, suddenly marched into the presence of the stationmaster for travelling upon the railway with the previous day's tickets. The frank manner with which the position of affairs was explained soon set things all right, and it was discovered that either the booking-clerk's clock had stopped or else he had forgotten to alter the date stamp. The young ladies eonnected with the resent ball at Penarth are fairly up in arms. Who put the account in the Star ? If they only knew, they would make them pay dearly for it, &c., &c. The young men say, il It makes us look so soft, you know." What gratitude! On Penarth Cliff Sunday night-the young lady who gives her young man some of her master's cigars must not speak so loud. If anyone knew her they might feel inclined to inform her governor of the visits to his case. It seems that some people at Penarth are under the impression that after shutting their cats out for the night they gain admission to the house by coming down the chimney. #$ I understand that Mr. John Robinson has gone to the North of England under Mr. Barry.
BONVILSTONE. OBITUARY. Mrs. Mazey, of Sheep Court, a highly respected resident of this place, died after a long illness on Monday evening, at the age of 76 years. She was a faithful member of Carmel Congregational Church. In our last issue we referred to the landlord of the Old Post Inn as Mr. Lemuel Griffiths. It was a typographical error, and should have appeared as Air, Lemuel Roberts. We are informed that the landlord of the above place is progressing very favourably in the direction of regaining his former health. 5!v2-
°1° FOLLICK. 01° o 0 THE UNREDEEMED WATCHES & JEWELLERY MUST BE CLEARED, MORE ALTERATION. FOLLICK, PAWNBROKER & JEWELLER, Holton road, Barry Dock.
BARRY AND CADOXTON GAS AND WATER COMPANY, WHAT THE SHAREHOLDERS THINK OF THE LOCAL BOARD'S BILL. The twelfth half-yearly general meeting of the proprietors of the Barry and Cadoxton Gas and Water Company was held at the Park Hotel, Cardiff, on Tuesday. Mr. Edmund Handcock, Deputy Chairman, presided, and there was a small atten- dance of shareholders. GOOD BUSINESS. In moving the adoption of the report and state- ment of accounts, Mr. Handcock referred to the satisfactory condition of the finances of the Com- pany. and assured the shareholders that the direc- tors had taken all the necessary steps to protect their interests with regard to the Bill promoted by the Barry and Cadoxton Local Board for the compulsory purchase of the Company's under- taking. The report having been adopted, Mr. J. B. Ferrier spoke in very hig-h terms of the work carried out in the past by the two retiring directors, Messrs. Edmund Handcock and T. R. Thompson. He had pleasure in proposing the re-elect'on of those gentlemen. The Rev. Mr. Rees seconded, and the two gentle- men were re-electid. Mr. W. Bus ton, the retiring auditor was also unanimously re-elected. A SHAREHOLDERS' VIEW OF THE SITUATION. Mr. W. G. Thomas asked whether it was not an invariable rule that when a local authority introduced a Bill into Parliament for the com- pulsory purpose of a private undertaking they succeeded in obtaining Parliamentary powers. Mr. Handcock thought that would depend upon circumstances. He referred the question to their solicitor. Mr. Thomas asked what was the company's objections to the purchase if they had no voice in the matter. Were they likely to succeed if they objected to the scheme. The Solicitor to th,e Company replied that he had never known a case in which a Local Board had obtained compulsory powers to purchase a private undertaking unless the other side agreed to it. Mr. Lewis Not on their own terms. Mr. Thomas asked if they would object if their terms were agreed to. Mr. Handcock thought the matter had better be left in the hands of the directors. Mr. Thomas said he considered that if their undertaking was parted with they should get the price at which their shares had stood. They were lower now than they had been. The Rev. Mr. Rees believed that the directors would do their best for the shareholders. Mr. Ferrier was obliged to Mr. Thomas for asking the question. He was able to say that the shares now stood as high as ever in the market. Mr. Thomas drew attention to the quotation for that day. Mr. Ferrier replied that they had stood at 160. He did not believe they could procure them at any price in large quantities at present. Mr. Lewis thouglit the directors were right in the proceedings they had taken. He had the greatest confidence in both Mr. Handcock and Mr. Ferrier, both of whom had nursed the undertaking from the beginning. The baby was now growing into manhood, and he was sure the shareholders would not lose by the proceedings which had been taken. He moved a vote of thanks to the Chair- man. This was carried unanimously. Mr. Handcock, in thanking the shareholders for their confidence, said the directors had acted on behalf of the shareholders as if they were dealing with their own property. The company had helped the people of Barry and Cadoxton, and now they had been badly treated by the steps which had been taken against them. They had not been able to enter upon much correspondence, as the time was short. A good price ought to be obtained for the works, and if compelled to sell them they should get it.
THE BOARD OF GUARDIANS. PROTEST FROM MR. D. T. ALEXANDER. At the weekly meeting of the Cardiff Board of Guardians, held at the Workhouse on Saturday, the report of the General Purposes Committee, recommending the adoption of plans for the erec- tion of new offices for the clerical staff, relief offices, and dispensary, and other required buildings on the present workhouse site, were submitted. Basing the calculations on the architect's estimate of the cost of the proposed new buildings, viz., £ 8,500, it was estimated that a sum of £100 per annum would be saved by centralising the offices, and, taking this into consideration, the addi- tional increased charge on the union in order to pay interest on a 30 years' loan to meet the cost would be a rate of little more than one- eleventh of a penny in the f. The Chairman briefly moved the adoption of the report.. Mr. F. J. Bevan, seconded, and in the course of his remarks said he thought no member of the Board would say that the present town offices were suitable for the requirements. Mr. D. T. Alexander said he must go against the recommendation. He did not wish to offer any factious opposition, but simply to give expression to the opinion of a very large number of people who felt that the present moment was inopportune for the carrying out of this large expenditure. (Hear, hear.) The great objection put forward by the country guardians was that, having regard to the present unfortunate position in which a large number of the residents of the country parishes- especially the agriculturists—were placed. We also wish to give expression to the views of the greater portion of the trade community residing in the important district of Barry who constitute the Chamber of Trade for that district, of which he was president, wbo were at the present time groan- ing under the excessive amount they had to Day in the shape of rates and taxes, and also to place before that Board the fact that, although the sum estimated to be spent did not amount to a large percentage on the rateable value of the Union, at the present moment the rates in this district were 10-1d. in the £ on account of the large number of vacancies, as compared with 4d. at Cardiff. Still, it was extremely undesirable that any amount, however small, should be added to the present en- cumbrances, and should, as far as possible, be prevented. It was extremely undesirable that any amount, however small it might be, should be added to the rates, and should, as far as possible, be prevented. (Hear, hear.) He thought the present offices met their requirements fairly weli, and they could comfortably postpone the matter for another eighteen months or two years and remain in their present offices. He did not offer any opposition to any extension\of the premises found to be absolutely necessary, and he did not say that it would not be advisable to so extend them in the future, but what he did contend was that the present them was inopportune for the ex- penditure. Moreover, there was a strong con- sensus of opinion among the country guardians that it was very desirable that the union should clear itself of all the cost over the Ely Industrial School before incurring further outlay. He moved the following as an amendtment:— That the resolution of the general purposes com- mittee at the meeting held on Thursday, February 2C', ba not confirmed. It having been pointed out that the amendment constituted a direct negative to the resolution, the proposer and the meeting agreed to accept it as such. Mr. R. Cory supported the negative proposition, on the ground of economy and in the interests of both town and country ratepeyers. Mr. Norman supported the recommendation of the committee. Mr. Thomas (of Sully) expressed himself against the proposal. The voting was then taken. Twenty-three votes were recorded for the original resolution, recom- mending the erection of new buildings, and 24 against, and the committee's proposals were, therefore, negatived. therefore, negatived.
ST. DAVID'S DAY AT BARRY DOCK. CELEBRATION BY THE YOUNG WALES SOCIETY. On Wednesday evening a dinner was held at Harry's Restaurant, Barry Dock, by the Young Wales Society to celebrate St. David's Day. The president of the Society (Mr. J. W. Matthews) presided, and there were present: -Rev. W. Tibbott, Rev. W. Daniel. Rev. Christmas Lewis. Rev. W. & Mrs. Williams, Mrs. J. W. Matthews, Miss Howe. Mrs. W. H. Morgan and Mrs. A. Morgan. Mrs. Roberts, Messrs. J. R. Llewellyn, Morgan Davies. J. D. Davies. Treharne ftees A. Jones, J. Davies, D. W. Thomas, J. Meikle, John Jones. David Rees, J. Rees (Barry Schools), Mr. and Mrs. Edwards, Messrs. W. C. and D. Howe, Mr. R. T. Rees (Barry Schools), Miss Rees, Miss Thomas, Mrs. T. M. Williams, Mr. Sam Jones. Dr. Kelly, Dr. Lloyd-Edwards, Mr. Rees Phillips, Mr. Daniel Evans, Dr. P. J. O'Donnell, Mr. Smith- Jones, Mr. D. M. John. Mr. John Rees. Mr. W. H. Miller (Vere-street), Mr. J. Roberts, Mr. Found, Miss Stephens, Miss David, Mr. Thomas Thomas, Mr. Hughes, Mr. Rees, Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Lewis, Mr. Lewis. Mr. D. Thomas, Mr. Greener, Mr. Owen (chemist, Mr. David Jones, Miss Evans. Miss Parry, Miss Rees, Miss Thomas. Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Walters, Miss Davies, Mrs. Morris. Mr. Isaac. Mrs. Davies Miss Reynolds, Mrs. Williams. Mrs. Roberts, Mr. E. Rees, Mr. Parry. Mr. J. Williams, Miss Miller. Thomas Roberts, &c. At the conclusion of the dinner the Chairman proposed the loyal toast, which was duly honoured, the company singing God Save the Queen." Mr. D. Edwards proposed The Ministers of the Gospel." Mr. Tibbott, in response, said the ministers in this district had been labouring under a great disadvantage, nor had the Press given them that amount of encouragement which they might have expected, but he was glad the fraternal feeling amongst them as ministers had greatly improved. The Rev. W. Daniels also responded. They had been brought to Barry Dock from all sources, and he was glad to see the good feeling which existed amongst them as Ministers of the Gospel, and he hoped that such feelings would continue. (Hear, hear.) hear.) Mr. John Rees proposed flThe Trade of the District," alold alluded to the facilities afforded by the Barry Dock for trading purposes. The dock was said to be the largest in the world, from it was shipped the best Welsh coal, and he was told the dock facilities was unequalled, and far superior to those of Cardiff. (Hear, hear.) The trade was rather under a cloud, but he found the' big cloud with which they were threatened a few weeks ago was scattered to the winds-(hear. hear)—wiser counsels had prevailed He was glad that some discretion was being used between the em- ployers and employed. (Hear. hear.) Mr. Miller and Mr. Howard Morgan responded. Mr. J. E. Rees next proposed Our Patron Saint" in an eloquent Welsh speech. Dr. Lloyd Edwards next jfcoposed The Young Wales Society." In a lengdiy speech he said he was glad to observe the national feeling amongst them, and he was pleased that they had Welsh re- presentatives in Parliament with those feelings, Dr. Edwards concluded his speech by quoting the following from Ceiriog .— Tros anrhydedd Gwalia, gwlad ein calon, Byddwn wrol a Chymreig bob un; Safwn ati-byddwn iddi'n ffyddlon Hyd y chwery ynom anadl flmi. y Rev. Morris Isaac responded, and alluded to the warm feeling which existed amongst them. They wanted, however, that the matter should not end with felicitous speeches, but with work. (Hear, hear.) The President also responded. Mr. J. R.. Llewellyn proposed The Four Nations," and Mr. Found responded for the Eng- lish, Mr. Meikle for the Scotch, Dr. Kellv for the Irish, and Mr. J. D. Davies for the Welsh. Dr. O'Donnell proposed The Visitors," to which the Rev. Christmas Lewis rtsponded. Rev. W. Williams proposed The Press, which was responded to by Mr. Morgan Davies (South Wales Star), Mr. J. R. Llewellyn, and Mr. Sam Jones. Mr. U. J. Owen proposed the concluding toast. The Hostess," which was received in a cordial manner. Dnring the evening the following ladies and gentlemen contributed to the programme ;—Mrs. A. Morgan, Messrs. W. Lewis. J. D. Davies, T. Thomas. J. Williams, and the Rev. Morris Issae Miss S. Thomas accompanied.
LOCAL BOARD FINANCIAL MATTERS. The usual meeting of the Finance Committee of the Barry and Cadoxton Local Board was held at Cadoxton on Tuesday afternoon, General Lee pre- siding. The other mem hers present were :—Dr. Treharne, Messrs. J. J. Williams, and Mr. B. Lewis, with Mr. J. A. Hughes (clerk), Mr. J. C. Pardoe (surveyor), and Mr. C. Howe (collector). ACCOUNTS. The following accounts were submitted for payment, and in most instances passed :—Mr. Peter Davies and Mrs. Davies. salary as caretakers. £ 3 7s. F. Griffiths, jEl J. A. Reynolds. 4-1 10s. Mr. Lewis, £ 3 15s. C. Handcock, 42 7s. ,td.; J. Nicholas. 13s. 4d.; Shaw and Son, £1 19(5. Gd.; subscription towards Local Board Association, £ 1 Is., Rees Jones, 42 15s.: Miss Bray, 2s.: Lewis Evsns, £ 4 8s. Harry Dock JSewx. Y.4 17s. 4d.: South 11 ales Star, 8s. Gd.. and C12 18s. Barry Dock Neics, £ 42 14s.; John John, £13 10s. 3d. F. Griffiths, £ f> 3s. !)d.; D. Love, £ 14 15s. Barry Railway Company, fis. Gd. John John, £ i) 7s. Gd.; F. Griffiths, £ 9 7s. Gd. D. Spickett. £ 4 16s.: F. Griffiths, £ 6 lis. 3d.: D. Paulett, £ 7 13s. Gd.; Thomas Ruckley. t23 Isaac Thomas and Co., jel 4s. 10d.; E. J. Ince, 413 6s. Tuck and Co., £2 2s. 3d.: Thomas and Co., £ 19 19s. 6d.: J. Lycettand Co., £ 49 lis. 6d.; J. Phillips and Co.. 3s. 6d.; G. Rutter, £ 2 l§s. 6d. Gas and Water Works, 14s. Local Board rates and poor rates on offices, £ 8 17s. Gd.; £ 15 15s. to Dr. O'Donnell. Dr. Neale, and Mr. Thomas, being expenses incurred in connection with the visit paid to London to attend conference at Mansion House of Port Sanitary Authorities. It was felt that the amount charged was excessive, and it was resolved to re- commend to the Board in future to allow only second-class railway fare, and a guinea per night to those members who left home to transact business for the Board.—Parliamentary expenses incurred by Mr. George Thomas ,11.4 4s. Morgan Bros., £ 3 19s. 2d. another item. £1 South Walr8 Star, £ 5 lis.; Gas and Water Co., £2 15s. 10s. and £ 3 14s. 3d. G. Rutter. £390: E. J. Ince. £ 235 10s. lid.; D. Love. £ 130 J. Stapleton. 4,25 W. Richards. 4,21 10s. 8d.; South Wales Star. £ 118s and H. Snell. £ 12 16s. On the examination of the Collector's books it was found that £ 4.195 were uncollected on the dis- trict rates and Mr. Hughes observed that thev were indebted to the treasurer to the 'tune of £ 1,078. Seeing this state of affairs, the auditor, when inspecting the books, remarked that the Board should adopt some means whereby the rates should be paid more rapidly than had been the case hitherto. The boks kept by the Clerk, Surveyor, and Sani- tary Inspector were also examined, and sums for ¡ petty cash purposes were voted to them. LOAN. The Clerk read a communication from Messrs. Dagnall and Company, of London, to the effect that the sum of 13,542 could be borrowed from them for a period of twenty years at £ 3 12s. 6d. per annum interest.—Some conversation having taken place on the matter, it was resolved, on the motion of Dr. Treharne. seconded by Mr. J. J. Williams, to recommend the Board to accept the offer. This was the principal part of the business.
NOTICE. Owing to pressure on our columns we are com. pelled to keep over until next week the report of the Dinas Powis Highway Board, Notes from Crosfaen, and several other items of news. I SUMMER VERSUS WINTER. THE question is often asked:—" Are diseases or JL Ailments more prevalent in Winter than in the Summer season. The testimony of Medical men, as well as our own observation, clearly shows that there is a greater observation, clearly shows that there is a greater amount of sickness in the former season than in genial summer. We naturally associate winter with a low state of vitality. Persons of weak and delicate constitutions soon feel the effects of frost and snow, sleet and rain, cold winds and fierce storms. These have a depressing influence upon all persons, and various ailments, such. as indigestion, nervousness, palpitation, bronchitis, low spirits, and several other forms of disease, are apt to attack us at such times. 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Mr. Garnett humorously explains as his reason for suggesting semi-detached cottages, that after the Millenium (when Poor-law necessities will be done away with), they could be converted into workmen's villas. The Barry district is rapidly growing, and the sooner steps are taken to form the Poor-law Union the better it will be for all parties. At present the representation of this district is small upon the Cardiff Board of Guardians, but we are convinced that we have in our midst gentlemen capable of and willing to administer to the needs and requirements of the poor with a sympathetic spirit, and, at the same time, pay due attention to the wishes of the ratepayers -and their pockets.