A GLANCE AROUND CADOXTON, BARRY, AND BAItR.Y DOCK. "These piercing east winds are very/trying to me, I dare not face them said a delicate ypung man a few days ago. "Nor could I," replied his friend, until I took a course of Gwilym Evans' Bitters last year. It has braced up my system wonderfully. Try it without delay." See advt. page. 1" 16 IT WILL PAY YOU to have your Watch and Clock Repairs done by a practical Watchmaker. This you can do bv sending your Watch and Clock Repairs to W. COOMBS. Market Chambers, Barry, 10 years first-class experience, late with Mr J Hettich 60, Queen-street, Cardiff [30 ALLEGED SHARP PRACTICE AT BARRY DOCK. Thomas Smith, a fireman, was charged at Penarth on Monday with stealing £ 1 19a. 6d. from the person of Charles Johnson, a Swedish sailor, belonging to the steamer Allonby, of Barry Dock, on Saturday night. The men were drinking to- gether at the Bariy Dock Hotel, when the prose- cutor took two sovereigns out of his pocket, with one of which he paid for two glasses of beer. He received the change, and while counting it the prisoner snapped it" from the counter before him, and ran away. Corroborative evidence hav- ing been given, the prisoner declared he only wanted to keep the money safe for the prosecutor, who was in drink at the time. The Bench gave defendant the benefit of the doubt, and dismissed the case. BARRY DEFAULTING RUNNERS. Edward Fredbourg, a boarding-house keeper's runner, of Barry Dock, was charged at Penarth on Monday, with illegally boarding the German ship, Altair, of Bremen, at Barry Dock, on the 19th inst. Mr. Ivor Vachell (Messrs. Ingledew, Ince, and Vachell) prosecuted, and stated that defendant went on board the Altair withoub the consent of the captain. The prosecution was taken under the Order in Council of the* Merchant Seamen's Pay- ment of Wages Act, 1880, and defendant, he said, had been repeatedly cautioned. Mr. W. J. Dimond, Board of Trade officer, Barry, gave evidence in proof of the charge. and defendant, who denied he was a runner, but that he was a ship's carpenter, was fined 20s. and costs, or fourteen days. For the same offence, Walter Iden, of 13, Regent- street, Barry Dock, was summoned, but as he did mot appear a warrant was ordered to be issued. IN NEED OF A COAT. At Penarth on Monday James Doyle, a miserable- looking fellow, described as a boilermaker's labourer, of Barry Dock, was charged with steal- ing a coat, value 4s. 6d., belonging to Messrs. L. Barnett and Sons, pawnbroker, Main-street, Cadox- ton, Barry, on Saturday night.-An assistant in the employ of Messrs. Barnett stated that prisoner went into the shop oiji %t$rday evening, and, frying tried on a coafc, he WR-t1.f,e4 put and ran ftm?: He was afterwards arresjt^ foiy David Roberts,-—The Bench figed dtltoa. J 20M. -L" t*- -3z--jj oi ^ourteen u«.ys. NO EVIDENCE OF THEFT. [ Dennis Crawley, seaman, WaS charged fit the Barry Dock Police Court with stealing a Mg. containing shirts, boots, soap-, and articles, the property of Benjamin Stitty-, boarding house Keeper, 2, Gueret-stre'eb. Barry bock. Prisoner had been boarding at pirosectltor's house, and left on the Tuesday night. When he had gone Mrs. Sullivan missed the ba.g which contained these things. The other things were the prisoner's own. She had put the things in his bag, because on the previous Saturday night he had had a sight" of a ship, and he would have paid her. He did not go, however, but on Tuesday took his bag and went. -The magistrates dismissed the case, as there was no evidence of theft, but ordered the goods to be returned. HE WILL KNOW BETTER NEXT TIME. Charles Albertson will in all probability remem- ber the little smoke he had in a first-class non- smoking carriage on the Barry Railway, It appears from the story told the magistrate at Barry Dock on Thursday last that the defendant was seen by a guard at Barry Dock Station smoking in a non-smoking carriage. When requested to take out his pipe he did so, but at the next station he was found smoking again. The affair cost him 5s. PAYING FOR A FLARE UP. Herbert Press, of Cadoxton, will no doubt take to heart the warning words of the magistrates at Barry Dock Police Court for his own future guidance. He discharged two shots from a revolver in Court-road, Cadoxton, and for so doing has had to pay 10s. and costs. CARDIFF CANNOT BEAT THIS. A remarkable instance of rapid loading has just occurred at Barry Dock. The steamship Palmas, owned by Messrs. Elder, Dempster, and Company, Liverpool, and whose local agents are Messrs. R. and J. H. Reer, Cardiff, and Messrs. Thomas G. Duncan and Co., Barry Dock, commenced to take in coal from two tips (one stationery and one movable), at 10 a.m. on the 17th inst., at Barry Dock, and finished at 5.15 p.m. on the 18th, being Slhrs. 15mins. gross time loading, less bunkers and stoppages, 17hrs. net time, 14hrs. 15mins., during which time 3,593 tons of coal were shipped. The coal was supplied by the Glamorgan Coal company. THE FATHER HAD BEEN LOOKING FOR WORK. At the Barry Dock Police Court Chas. Hancock, rigger, Barry Dock. was summoned for E4 10s. being the amount of arrears for his son's mainten- ance at an industrial school,-Defendant said he would be only too willing to pay if he could earn money. For five weeks he had only earned 15s., and he had also to pay Is. per week towards the support of his mother. From last Monday morn- ing until the present time he had been looking for -work, and could not obtain it.—The case was ad- journed for a month. BARRY CANNOT STAND STILL. The reports published show that a decided im- provement was effected in coal shipments at Barry Dock during the past week, close upon 100,000 tons being shipped during the six working* days ended Friday morning. The import trade was equally satisfactory, especially in regard to pitwood and during the past week a cargo of potatoes—the first cargo of the kind which ever entered Barry—was discharged. HE WAS BORN LUCKY. On Thursday afternoon, as a labourer at the Barry Graving Dock and Engineering Works, named Edward Hawkins, of 32, Morel-street, was in the act of crossing by means of a plank from the dock side on to a ship lying in the dock, his foot slipped, and he was precipitated to the -bottom, a distance of 60 or 70 feet. When picked up by his fellow-workmen Hawkins appeared as if dead, and he was carried on a stretcher to the storehouse close by to await the attendance of Dr. Lloyd Edwards, the medical officer of the works. On the arrival of that gentleman restoratives were used, and the unfortunate man gradually recovered consciousness, and was able to walk home unaided. The most remarkable part of the occurrence. Dr. Edwards said, was, the man sus- tained no injury whatever, save being rendered insensible after his fall. MR. DARLINGTON'S VISIT TO BARRY. Last week we called attention to the above, but in consequence of pressure upon our space were unable to give the letter sent by that gentleman. We have pleasure in now publishing it. The letter was addressed as follows to the Rev. J. W. Matthews, president of the Young Wales Society -Dear Sir,—The date you mention (March 7th) will suit me very\well. Kindly let it be clearly understood that my lecture will be in Welsh, as this. I have generally found, arouses curiosity. and secures a good attendance. The title of my lecture has generally been stated as Dwyieithedd yn Nghymru." Alternative titles would be, "Saesneg a Chymraeg yn Nghymru"; "Iaith Cymru Fydd"; please take your choice. Kindly describe me simply as Mr. T. Darlington, M.A.. 1 adding, if you like, Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge" (Cymrawd yn Ngholey loan Sant, Caergrawnt), but do not call me Professor." I am not a Professor, and have no present intention of becoming one. I was Principal of Queen's College, Taunton, but relinquished that position on account of my wife's health, not intending to take any other. I should have been content to take the professorship of Latin at Cardiff, simply because it would have brought me to Wales but a similar post in England would have had no attractions for me.-Yours very truly, TH031 AS D ARLINGTON. Rev. J. W. Matthews. ST. DAVID'S LODGE I.O.G.T. The usual weekly meeting of the above was held at the Shaftesbury Temperance Hotel on Thursday evening last. Bro. M'Eachram, D.C.T., presided. There was a very good attendance. The business of an important character having been transacted, the following programme was gone through in a most creditable manner :-Song, Sister Ada Jenkins song, Bro. Henry Richards recitation, Bro. Tucker; song, Sister Smith; song, Bro. Nelson; humorous reading, Bro. W. B. Fletcher song, Bro. Smith; song, Sister Gear. The Sisters Attwood were responsible for the evening's enter- ment, and a vote of thanks was accorded them for arranging such an excellent programme. This terminated the proceedings. STAR OF BARRY LOD3E I.O.G.T. The usual weekly meeting of the above lodge was held at Sea View Restaurant, Barry. The Chief Templar being unavoidably absent, the Past Chief Templar (Bro. Lucas) occupied the chair. The lodge having been duly opened, four candi- dates were initiated, and nine others proposed. The efforts of the members of the lodge are certainly being attended with phenomenal success, and it is confidently anticipated that at the end of the present quarter the secretary will report a very large increase of membership. A FUNERAL SERMON. The funeral sermon of the late David Thomas, son of William and Elizabeth Thomas, Cadoxton Common, was preached in the Old Village Church on Sunday, Feb. 19th, by the Rev. Er Morris, also at the Zion Calvinistic Methodist Chapel in the e/ening by the Rev. W. Williams. Both sermons were listened to by an attentive congre- gation. The deceased young man was well known and much respected throughout the neighbourhood, and his parents are amongst some of the oldest inhabitants of this place. ACCIDENT AT HOLTON-ROAD. On Saturday evening last an accident, which might have been of serious consequences, happened on the Ilolton-road. A horse and wagon belonging to Mr. T. Lewis, grocer, Main-street, Cadoxton, was being driven by John Goodman, who was engaged delivering goods, when, near Barry, the back part of the wagon suddenly gave way, throwing the goods into the road. Although some of the articles tell on young Goodman, fortunately, he was not much Kurfc. The no«'3 bajfo|4 feul wa§ caught near Windsor-r0A$. Wbodhaiii Very kindly picked UP the goods, and delivered th&m. r The borse'o legs were very badly cut, and the f uliilg man's arm and legs much bruised. I.O.G.T. CONCERT AT CADOXTON. On Tuesday evening a concert was held in the Vere-street Public-hall, under the auspices of the auspices of the St. David's Lodge, I.O.G.T., in aid of the funds of their lodge. Mr. Alderman Meggitt presided over a crowded attendance, amongst whom were Mr. J. Davies, Mr. Howells, Miss S. B. Thomas, Mr. Sam Jones, Miss Summers, Mr. and Mrs. Attwood. Miss Robbins, Mr. Davies, Mr. A. B. James, Mr. De La Hay, Mr. and Mrs. Tiscornia, Mr. and Mrs. Flowers, Mr. Willett, Miss Wilde, Miss Watkins, Miss Paul, Miss Masters. Mr. W. Llewellyn, Mr. Willey, Mr. Horsey, Mr. Smith, Mrs. Townsend, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Fletcher, Mr. Spinks, Mr. Lewis, &c.—The Chair- man, in the course of a very interesting address, said that all knew that drink was the curse of this country. He was glad to see such a. large number of boys present who belonged to the juvenile branch of the St. David's Lodge. If they got hold of the young people and the boys, and trained them in temperance principles whilst young, they would grow up temperance men and women. Mr. Meggitt alluded to the speech of the Chan- cellor of the Exchequer in introducing the Local Option Bill. (Hear, hear.) He strongly recom- mended them all to get hold of the speech, and read it through, and to read the debate which followed. He was struck particularly with one remark made in reference to the Bill, 11 If the people were to be reformed they must be the authors of their own reformation." A most weighty observation, if the people were to be reformed they must be the authors of their own reformation, and in order to accomplish that they must educate the people, and inculate the principles of temperance, and thus get the people to be the authors of their own reformation. (Hear, hear.) Miss S. Thomas, R.A.M. certificated, opened the programme with a well-executed pianoforte solo, and the very enjoy- able programme included a splendidly rendered recitation by Mr. J. Davies (Barry Company offices), entitled the "Drunkard's Story," undoubtedly the best item on the programme. Mr. Wallace Davies also recited in first-rate form. The Polish Boy." The comic sketch by Mr. Richards and Mi. Fookes was short, but very interesting, Mr. Richards making a capital showman. Another comic sketch, Over the Garden Wall," evoked roars of laughter, and the part songs of the Cadoxton Choral Union were well rendered. The accompaniments were played by Miss Thomas, Mr. Llewellyn, Miss Paul, and Miss Attwood, and the complete programme was as follows :—Pianoforte solo, "Adeste Fideles," Miss S. B. Thomas, R.A.M. song, The Valley," Mr. W. C. Howe song, I couldn't; could I ?" Miss E. Jenkins recitation, The Polish Boy," Mr. W. W. Davies song, When the heart is young," Misa L. Attwood anthem, Cadoxton Choral Union Welsh solo, Y bachgen dewr," Mr. T. B. Thomas song, Star of Bethlehem." Miss G. Smith comic sketch, Mr. Harry Richards and Mr. W. W. Fookes chairman's address song, The storm fiend," Mr. J. Lewis; song, Gates of the west," Miss E. E. Robbins recita- tion, "The drunkard's story," Mr. John Davies pianoforte duet, "Tarantella," Miss and Master Holloway song, By the fountain," Miss Masters; glee, Herein cool grot," Cadoxton Choral Union sketch, Over the garden wall (by W. F. Chap- man, and by special permission of Messrs. Abel Heywood and Sons, Manchester), Mr. Charles Bizzibuoy." Mr. W. W. Davies Mr. Harry Bureh," Mr. T. J. Tucker "Jeff, a Negro servant," Mr. W. W. Fookes. BARRY. QUOIT CLTTB. A committee meeting of the Barry Quoit Club was held at Barry on Friday last. In the absence of Mr. R. S. Robinson, Mr. E. J. Roberts presided. Amongst the other business transacted, it was decided to give a complimentary dinner to the esteemed ex-president, Mr. John Robinson, as an expression of the great respect in which he is held by the members of the club.—Mr. Illingworth, the sec. of the club, afterwards communicated the deter- mination of the club to Mr. Robinson, who, whilst expressing his deep sense of gratification at the honour which the club intended dding him, felt bound to decline it, as, owing to a great pressure of business, he would not be able to be present. The members of the club have, therefore, very re- luctantly abandoned the proposition. IMPENDING DEPARTURE OF THE REV. A. E. COUCH. The many friends of the Rev. A. E. Couch, the popular curate of Cadoxton, will learn with regret that at Easter next that gentleman intends to sever his connection with Cadoxton. During the three years Mr. Couch has been resident at Cadoxton, he has made a large number of friends by his readi- ness to help forward any good work, and his kindly disposition. On Sunday last Mr. Couch at the con- clusion of the morning service, said he wished to give notice that he should be leaving the curacy of the Parish Church on or about Easter, to take up the position of senior curate at Hanley, Staffordshire, to work amongst a population of 60,000 persons, to administer to a Church of over 1,500 people, and to preach the Gospel successfully to those unto whom he thought he was called to labour he solicited their earnest and daily prayer on his behalf. Mr. Couch was ordained by the Bishop of Llandaff three years ago, therefore his curacy at Cadoxton is his first step in what we trust will be a successful clerical career, Mr. Couch will be the senior curate to the Rev. D. Ring, the secretary of the Church of England Temperance Society, and a well-known missioner throughout the West of England. The Parish Church of Hanley is a centre of religious activity, and at the last Easter celebrations of the Holy Communion there were over 900 communicants. CEMETFRY ENLARGEMENT. On Wednesday the Vising Committee of the Burial Board (Messrs. W. W. Adams, E. F. Black- more. and E. O. Evan), met on the land offered by Mr. W. L. Lewis to the Board for the enlargement of the cemetery. Also closely inspecting the pro- posed site, a meeting was held, Mr. Adams pre- siding, and it was decided to recommend the Board to purchase the field. It was also dcided to erect a wall around the caretaker'? garden. A CADOXTON CHILD LOST AND FOUND. On Monday morning the infant child of Mr. Roberts, Morel-street, was discovered to be missing. The parents made diligent search, but for a con- siderable time no traces of the child's where- i abouts could be discovered. Ultimately she was discovered at the Police-station, Cardiff. It appears that a man driving a cart found her on the Cardiff- road crying. He stopped his horse, and enquired what was the matter. The little thing told him she had lost her way. Presuming her to belong to Cardiff he drove her there, and left her on the pave- ment. A policeman found her there, and took her to the Police-station, from whence she was handed over to her parents. THE FORTHCOMING LOCAL BOARD ELECTION. It is rumoured that at the forthcoming Local Board election Mr. Benjamin Lewis will not be a candidate for his own ward, but for the North Ward, against Mr. John Jewel Williams. It is also understood that a Labour candidate will oppose Mr. William Thomas's candidature, and for the West Ward it is understood that Mr. Rees Phillips will oppose Mr. Joshua Barstow's candidature. For the Barry W-ard it is under- stood that a nominee of the Barry Company, probably Captain Davies (Dockmaster) or Mr. R. Evans (General Manager) will be a candidate. CADOXTON WESLEYAN IMPROVEMENT SOCIETY. On Wednesday evening last a weekly meeting of th8 members of the above class was held at the chapel. Mr. Jose presided over the meeting, amongst those present being Mr. W. L. Hughes, Mr. T. S. Thomas, Mr. Tucker, Messrs. Lewis (Shaftesbury Hotel). Mr. B. Lewis, jun., &c.-A paper was read in the affirmative by Mr. T., S. Thomas, Is Trades' Unionism beneficial to the country at large?" Owing to a pressure on our space, we are obliged to hold the paper over until next week, when it will appear in our columns.- Mr. W. T -hes opposed, and a discussion fol- •.« -i i- j '• t, loWe^Uulfcl'iiately, \IJ36il & V0l8 it Was found that the majority Wete 8? epm'on that Trades' Unionism was not beneficial to the country. PROPOSED TESEIMONIAL TO MR. JOHN ROBINSON. A meeting will be held at Harry's Restaurant, Barry Doek, to-night (Friday), at eight o'clock, for the purpose of considering the desirability of raising funds for a public testimonial to Mr. John Robinson, M.Inst.C.E., chairman of the Barry and Cadoxton Local Board, on his forthcoming de- parture from the district. It is hoped there will be a large attendance. BARRY CHURCH CRICKET CLUB.1 A meeting of the Barry Church Cricket Club was held in the Barry Parish-hall on Monday evening last. The chair was occupied by Mr. E. S. Johnson. The following were the officers elected for the ensuing year :-Captain, Mr. Chas. Munn vice-captain, Mr. Rutherford secretary, Mr. W. Ashmore assistant secretary, Mr. Chas. H. Morris; treasurer, Mr. Robert B. Miller committee, Messrs. H. James, Thorn, George, Bray, Grey, Hopkins, and Griffiths. Subscription, 2s. 6d. the season. THE STATUE TO THE LATE MR. DAVID DA VIES. The erection of the memorial to the late vice- chairman of the Barry Railway Company (the late Mr. David Davies), is now completed. The statue was hoisted into position on Wednesday afternoon, the process being watched by a large number of interested spectators. The memorial has a very massive appearance, and will be a. permanent re- membrance of one to whom the Barry Dock owes conception. The statue will probably be unveiled to-day (Friday) by Lord Windsor. CONCERT AT BARBY. A concert was held on Wednesday at the Pres- byterian Hall, Barry, under the auspices of the Independent Order of Rechabites. There was a good attendance, the chair being occupied by Mr. Cruise, of Barry Dock, in the absence of Mr. Copp. Among those who contributed to an inte- resting programme were Messrs. Rees Jones, D. Bryant, J. Thomas, J. Hicks, and D. Farr, Barry Male Voice Party (under the leadership of Mr. D. Farr), and Miss Clemence and Miss Taylor. At the conclusion of the programme a vote of thanks was passed to the chairman for presiding and to those who had taken part. The vote was carried unanimously, and the meeting terminated. RESIGNATION OF THE LOCAL BOARD RATE COLLECTOR. At the meeting of the Finance Committee of the Local Board on Tuesday, Mr. C. Howe, rate- collector for the Local Board, intimated his intention at the Board meeting on -Tuesday next to resign his office under the Board. THE BARRY INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL. Mr. J. A. Hughes, secretary to the Intermediate School Committee, has been informed that the County Committee have decided to grant J62,500 to the Barry School instead of f 2,000. The plans of the proposed school has been approved by the architect of the Charity Commissioners, and it is likely the work will soon be carried out. PLEASANT SUNDAY AFTERNOON SERVICES AT BARRY. On Sunday afternoon next the monthly pleasant Sunday afternoon services in connection with the Barry Congregational Men's Bible Class will be held. An address will be given by the Rev. Christmas Lewis.
ATTEMPTED SUICIDE AT BARRY DOCK. Elizabeth Hall was charged at the Barry Dock Police Court on Thursday with attempting suicide by throwing herself into the Barry Dock on the previous afternoon. Dock constable W. G. Palmer, stationed at Barry Dock, said he was on duty the previous day at 4.45, and he saw the prisoner go on the crossing, opposite Andrews' Coffee Tavern, and going in the direction of the dock. She was walking very sharply, and he heard her say, I'll go and drown myself." She went across to the quay wall, and he saw her jump into the dock.. He went for the grappling irons, and when he got back found John Andrews had jumped in after her. He got her on to the side, and he (the constable) assisted him to get her out. At the time she was got out, she was in a fit. He took her to the Police Station. She appeared to have had some drink, and was staggering when he first saw her. Dr. Treharne said he saw prisoner at the Police Station on Wednesday evening. She was in a semi-conscious state and very exhausted. She was evidently in a condition verging on delirium tremens, and suffering from the. effects of her immersion. Defendant was remanded for a week, and the Chairman of the Bench complimented Andrews on his courage in jumping in and rescuing the pri- soner.
AROUND PENARTH. A CASE FOR THE POLICE. On Thursday morning an inquest was held at Penarth Police Station (before Mr. E. B. Reece, coroner) touching the death of the newly-born male child whose body was found on Penarth beach on Tuesday afternoon.—David Full, a boat- man, deposed to finding the body about a quarter to four o'clock on Tuesday afternoon on Penarth beach, partly covered by seaweed. It was dead low water at the time. Witness did not remove the body, but gave notice to the police.—Police- constable Headen stated that, in company with Inspector Rutter and the previous witness, he went down to the spot indicated and removed the body to the mortuary.—Mr. D. Rees, M.D., who made a post-mortem examination, stated that there were no marks on the body, which had evidently been in the water 24 hours. The organs were in a perfect state, and witness was of opinion that the child had never breathed, being still-born. From the appearance of the body the child had been placed alose to where it was found.—A verdict in accordance with the medical evidence was re- turned. QUICK WORK AT THE DOCK. The s.s. Meggie. 1,187 tons net register, Captain S. Shotton, arrived at Penarth Dock at 12.30 on Saturday morning's early tide, and proceeded direct to No. 7 tip to load a cargo of Messrs. Adams and Wilson's Plymouth coal. The cargo was to be shipped for Malta for tho British Admiralty, for whom Messrs. Harrison, Moore and Moore are the local agents. It was of some importance that the steamer should be despatched with the least possible delay, as she was a day or two behind the antici- pated date of arrival, having been detained for some slight unexpected repairs to the tail-end shaft. The loading was commenced immediately upon the steamer getting into the berth, and was completed in time for her to sail at the mid-day tide on the same date. The actual time occupied in loading was 11 hours 40 minutes, and the total quantity shipped was 2,439 tons. When it is remembered that the whole of the cargo was put on board over the stationary staith, it must be granted that the despatch is unprecedented, and reflects the highest credit on all concerned. Messrs. Burdick and Cook, of London, are the owners of the steamer, and Mr. Burdiok was at Penarth Dock watching the loading with consider- able interest and rendering every assistance. SAILORS AND THEIR WAGES. Mr. Arthur J. Williams, M.P.. has presented to the President of the Board of Trade a petition from 842 seamen on board ships in Penarth Road- stead or Docks relative to the payment te crews on long voyages of half wages monthly either to themselves, to a savings bank, or to their friends and to the tranemasslon of the remainder to their homes when paid oS in the principal ports of dis- charge on foreign shores. As it is large numbers of merchant sailors receive oil feeing paid of from long voyages suras of £ 15 to A30, QP to igSO; or even more money in one payment, showing 1 that half wages ware not paid to them monthly or tg their bankers, ot to their *^nas, during their absence, as contemplated in the Merchant Sea- men's Wages Act. 1880. Men-of-war's men com- monly go on three years' voyages, but as they receive in one form or another seven-eighths of their wages monthly, there are no accumulations of their earnings in the hands of the Crown, though there are often, at the termination of the voyages, large accumulations in the savings' bank. Con- sequently, men-of-war's men learn thrift, do not desert their ships, and are not victimised by crimps. As to the extension of the plan for the transmission of seamen's wages on paying off in home ports to ports of discharge abroad, Mr. Mun- della writes to Mr. Williams I entirely sympathise with the men in this matter, and am endeavouring, with the assistance of a strong inter-Departmental committee, to ovorcome the difficulties which have up to the present tinja prevented the formation of a satisfactory scheme." TRADE RATHER DULL. Trade at Penarth last week continued dull, although, perhaps, not quite so depressed as the previous week; still, on Friday, the tonnage in the dock was very small, and but little shipments were being effected. PRIMROSE LEAGUERS ENJOYING THEMSELVES. Under the auspices of the Penarth Habitation of the Primrose League a. vocal and instrumental entertainment was held in the Jubilee-hall on Wednesday. The hall was filled with an audience of leaguers, who thanks to the energy of the organisers and the kindness of the performers, were admitted free of charge. Miss Frost and her pupils, the Penarth Glee Party, Mr. Sydney Cole- man, Mr. Rainor, and Mr. Kerpen were amongst those who gave their services. ALLEGED "WRECKING." At Cardiff Borough Police-court on Monday— before Dr. Paine, Alderman T. Rees, and Mr. C. H. Evans-two admittedly respectable men, named Thomas Tucker (39) and George Binding were charged with stealing two ships' anchors. 45 fathoms of mixed chains, and two buoys, valued :£10, the property of Georg6 Gunn and ethers, from the Penarth Roads, on the 15th February. Mr. George David appeared for the prosecution, and Mr. T. H. Belcher defended the prisoners. In opening the case, Mr. David stated that the prose- cutor was engaged by the Trinity House to remove a. wreck lying a short distance from the Flat Holms. The anchor did not belong to the wreck- age, but was used by Gunn for the purpose of mooring his vessel when explosions were being carried on at the wreck. The prisoner Binding had been employed on the wreck, and shortly before the 15th inst. he was noticed in company with Tucker cruising about in a boat named the Swift. Soon afterwards the anchor and cable were found on board this boat. On the advice of their clerk, the magistrates dismissed the case, observing that the -prosecutor could recover his property in the civil court. WEDDING. The wedding of Mr. Morgan Townsend Edwards, of London and Pencoed, with Miss M. A. Anthony, eldest daughter of Mr. John Anthony, Treforest, took place on Tuesday at the English Presbyterian Church, Penarth. The Rev. J. Saunder officiated. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr. C. Anthony, Llanfabon. Mr. David Edwards, London, acted as best man, with Mr. Fred Anthony, Taff Vale Brewery, Merthyr Tydfil, officiated as M.C. The bridesmaids were Miss Mary Anthony (sister of the bride) and Miss Pollie Connal, Penarth. The happy couple, who were the recipients of a. large number of costly presents, left later in the day for London, amidst the-hearty wishes of their numerous friends. A tea has been given to the Plassey-street Baptist Chapel Choir and helpers of the recent concert held at Andrew's-hall. Tea being over there was a business meeting, followed by games for the young people. Everything was provided for their amusement, and the whole arrangements were successfully carried out. INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL COMMITTEE. A meeting of the above committee was held on Tuesday night, and it was stated that owing to the strong efforts of Mr. A. J. Williams, M.P., the Technical Instruction Authorities of South Ken- sington have consented to give a building grant to the Penarth Intermediate School, which is also the Technical Instruction School. A hearty vote of thanks was passed to Mr. Williams.
PENMARK ITEMS. +. THE MONEY NOT READY. William Thomas and James Lougher, overseers of the parish of Penmark. were summoned by the Dinas Powis Highway Board at Penarth on Mon- day for the sum of £ 39 2s. 9d., balance of rate call due on the 1st of November, 1892. Mr. Grojan, from the office,of Messrs. J. Morris and Son, solicitors, Cardiff, proved the case on behalf of the Board. The defendants did not appear, but an order for payment was made.
VOICES EROI AFAR." [BY THE MAN IN THE MOON.] — In this column last week appeared matter con- cerning the school teachers of the district and the Minerva Dancing Class. In consequence of re- presentation made to us, we feel bound to say that there was nothing seriously meant by what was inserted, and as it has been represented to us that its publication has injured the feelings of several persons, we trust that this notioe will suffice to put things in their right light. We have been informed that not more than 25 per cent, of the members of the Minerva Dancing Class are school teachers, and that the committee have all along exer- cised the strictest care in order to prevent any objectionable persons becoming associated with it. -ED. S.W.S. HEARD IN MAIN-STREET. Passer-by So you have been to London, sir ? Our W. Yes, it is a grand place. Passer-by Did you go to the House of Com- mons. Our W. Of course I did, and I saw the Grand Old man. He is a fine old gentleman, so straight, and when he speaks ————. Well, I don't know what to say. Passer-by: I should think that, with your House of Commons experience, you will be able to call the other side to order now, and tell them when they lose their temper, that their language, is not Parliamentary. AT BARRY. Member of Histrionic Society (with Macduff aspirations) Stands Scotland where it did ? Voice from Afar Yes, but the Star is going ahead. HEARD AT VESTRY MEETING. First Ratepayer Do you pay your own rates ? Second Yes. but my wife hands over the money. First R. Well, you had better look out and see whether your name is on the ratebook. If it is not, you are no ratepayer. HEARD ON MONDAY IN GLEBE-STREET (Outside a ironmonger shop). She Wait half a minute, C- I'm going in here, I'll not be long. He All right. He had to wait 20 minutes, little thinking his lady-love was laughing and larking with the assist- ant inside. That is love IN THE OLD VILLAGE. Brown I say, old fellow, have you heard the latest ? Jones: What is it ? Brown Why, that our curate, Mr. Couch, is going to leave us. Jones You don't say so. Brown Yes I am very sorry, and I hope a ¡ committee will be termed to get him up a presen- tation. JuaeS Well, he deserves one.
THE BARRY RAILWAY BILL. The Committee of Referees of the House of Commons met yesterday to consider the locus standi of the petitioners against this Bill. The Bill will be considered by a select committee of the House of Commons, which holds its first meeting on Thursday, March 9th. Mr. Stephen William- son will act as chairman, and the other members of the committee will be Messrs. A. Brookfield, S. J. Stern, and G. W. Loder. The Barry Bill stands first on the list for consideration.
CORRESPONDENCE. The Editor dees not hold himself responsible for the opinions of his Correspondents. "01" THE VESTRY MEETING AT BARRY. TO THE EDITOR OF THE" SOUTH WALES STAR." SIR.-I was really amused to see the way in which things were carried on by both parties at the vestry meeting held at Barry last week. Although not a ratepayer in the parish of Barry, curiosity prompted me to attend the meeting. I am of opinion that beth sides had carefully laid their plans before coming to the meeting, even to the minor details, and I can only hope that whenever any other questions appertaining to public affairs crop up, that the same gentlemen will be found ready to step forward and take up the cudgels with the same interest as they did on Thursday last. There has been too much apathy in the past on all sides, and, I for one, am pleased to see the change. -Yours truly, ONE WHO WAS THERE. Barry Dock, Feb. 28th. RIFLE CORPS 3RD VOLUNTEER BATTALION WELSH REGIMENT. TO THE EDITOR OF THE SOUTH WALES STAR, j SIR,—Will you kindly make it known through your valuable paper in reply to numerons enquiries that;it is probable arrangements may be made to form a company in connection with the above corps, if a sufficient number express their willing- ness to join. Names with full address should be sent to the undersigned as early as possible, J. c/o South Wales Star Office. Cadoxton-Barry. Barry, March 1st, 1893.
I AT POFTYPRIDD. PREPARING FOR THE WORST. At the ordinary meeting of the Pontypridd Rural Sanitary Authority on Wednesday, Mr. L. Godfred Clarke, J.P., in the chair, some discussion took place as to a proposal made at a special meet- ing held last week with regard to a cottage hospital for the isolation and treatment of contagious diseases. There having been only one case of small-pox in the district, some of the members felt that there was no urgency for expending £300 upon the erection of a corrugated iron structure, but Dr. Lewis contended that they ought to adopt precautionary measures. It was ultimately decided to appoint a committee with full power to act, and to cause the erectisn of a structure if circumstances should seem to them to render such a proceeding necessary. DEATH OF MR. EDWARD WILLIAMS. On Thursday morning Mr. Edward Williams died at his residence, the Malsters' Arms Hotel. Pontypridd, after a long illness. The deceased had been a member of the Eglwysilan School Board and of the Board of Guardians. He was the first treasurer of the workmen's representatives on the sliding scale, a post which he occupied until he removed to Pontypridd in 1878. It is stated that during his treasureship the sum of £ 300.000 passed through his hands. In politics he is an out- and-out Radical and was a zealous supporter of Mr. Alfred Thomas, M.P.
Births, Carriages, Deatlis. Z3 -4» MARRIAGE. EDWARDS—ANTHONY.—On the 28th ult., at the English Presbyterian Chapel, Penarth, the minister, the Rev. J. Sunders, M.A., officiating, Mr. Morgan Townsend Edwards, of London and Pencoed, to Miss Margaret Ann, tie eldest daughter of Mr. John Anthony, Treforest. DEATHS. DAVIES.-On the 22nd ult., at 21, Figh-street, Cow- bridge, Margaret Davies, aged 89, widow oE the late John Henry Davies. WILLIAMS.-On the 23rd ult., at Malsters' Arms Hotel, Pontypridd, Edward Williams, aged 63\ WILLIAMS.—On the 23rd ult., at 4, Mount Pleasant, Ynysyngharad, Evan William3, aged 68. Interred at Oarmel, Pontyj ridd.
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