BARRY DISTRICT CHAMBER OF TRADE. THE POOR LAW UNION. On Tuesday evening the ordinary meeting of the Barry District Chamber of Trade was held at Harry's Restaurant. Barry Dock, under the presi- dency of Mr. D. T. Alexander. The minutes of the previous meeting and Council meetings were read and confirmed, the Secretary read a number of letters received. RAILWAY RATES. The President intimated that as the correspon- dence which had transpired in connection with the rates had been read, he need not remind them ;that the matter was in the hands of the Council, who were carrying out their wishes. Speaking with reference to the statements made by Mr. Mundella, he hoped the Government would move in the matter. NAVAL RESERVE STATION. With regard to the establishment of a -Royal Naval Reserve Station at Coldknap. or near Barry, an exhaustive and well worded petition was read. It will be forwarded, when filled with signatures, to the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. It was resolved, on the motion of the Chairman that the secretary and himself should attach their signatures to the petition on behalf of the Chamber, and that all public bodies in the district be asked to co-operate with the Chamber to try and join this end. MARKETS AND FAIRS. On the motion of the Chairman', it was resolved to delegate the secretary. Mr. L. Lewis, Mr. E. Hughes, and Mr. L. W. Jones to wait ppon the Local Board at their next meeting to express the views of the Chamber that they considered it inadvisable at the present time to established cattle markets and fairs. Mr. B. Lewis remarked it was not the intention of the Board to spend about a £ 1.000 or £1,500 to erect market building, &c., bat, just as an experiment, only to construct an enclosure and a few cattle pens, as they had land for the purpose. PORT SANITARY AUTHORTIY. A conversation having taken place with re- ference to the forthcoming inquiry to be held re the appointment of the Barry district, from Lavernock Point to the Nash, as a Port Sanitary Authority, the President and the medical members of the Chamber were asked to attend the inquiry to give evidence. PROPOSED DIVISION OF THE POOR-LAW .UNION. The question of the advisability of forming a Poor-law Union for the parishes of Barry, Cadox- ton, Merthyrdovan, Sully, and adjacent parishes, distinct from that of Cardiff was the chief item on the agenda, and occupied the attention, of the meet- ing for some considerable time. Mr. G. G-arnett, who has been overseer, and a guardian for many years, was the first to express an opinion on the matter. It was most desirable, he said, to have a separation, a proceeding' which would benefit this district very considerably. He pointed out that the rate in Canton was 4d., next came Leckwith who paid (id., and then St. Andrews paid 5d., but when they came to Cadoxton the rate was 10^d. It seemed particularly strange to him that Canton, being so contiguous to the Union, paid 4d., and only coming to Cadoxton the Union should levy a lOJd rate—a sum which proved a. veritable gold mine for the guardians at Cardiff. The .pbor rate at Cadoxton was Is. 6d., which was most exhorbitant in the present state of trade, but if the parishes he had mentioned could erect a suitable building to house the poor, he thought they could manage almost for a 16th part of what they contribute now to the Union at Cardiff. It was everybody's feeling with whom he had come in contact, and it was certainly his own. that this district could very well manage its own affairs. The rateable value of Cadoxton amounted to £ 78,616, and their contribution t Cardiff Union this year-the most depressed wliioh the district had experienced—was £ 4,281. For this handsome sum the Union had expended in the Cadoxton parish only £300.. th1.1S they had made the authorities a clear present of nearly £ 4000. (Cries of Shame.) Mr. Rees Phillips, overseer for the Cadoxton parish, said the total rateable value "of Cadoxton, Barry. Merthyrdovan, and Sully was £133,833 18s. The calls for the last half-year for the four parishes named amounted ao £ 3,936, but the local expenses under every head were only £1,28317s. 7d., so that they had over-paid £2,652 2s: 5d. Houses for the poor eould be built, fitted out, and offered at a cost of £1,066 a year, so that by having a separate Union, for only these four parishes, they would save £ 1,535. and a rate of 4-21d. in the £ would be sufficient instead of Is. 6 Jd. in the £ as at present. (Hear, hear.) Mr. B. Lewis did not know in the name of com- mon sense why this district should pay £5,000 per annum to keep the poor of Cardiff. There must be some weakness in Cardiff somewhere, for they were not able to compete with infectious diseases when they came. At the present time the Poor Law Authorities were in communication with the Clerk pf the Local Board with reference to the accom- modation of pauper patients at their own local, but small hosital. This fact alone, he considered, was sufficient to justify a separation, or at any rate to have a great reduction in the rates. Mr. W. Miller congratulated the Chairman upon the timely action he had taken in opposing the ex- penditure by the Guardians of £10,000 on proposed new offices, and said the sooner the better the dis- trict would be disconnected from Cardiff, The Chairman having explained his reasons for opposing such an unwarranted expenditure at the present time, remarked that he was glad the scheme had been defeated, as he considered it a scheme which would only benefit the. Cardiff G-uar- dians. He thought the question of separation was one involving very serious considerations from many points of view, and he would suggest that the matter should be left in the hands of certain gentlemen to procure the best information, which would entitle them to be represented, and in the meantime he would try and induce the Deputy- Chairman of the Board of Guardians (Mr. 0. H. Jones), who was an authority on Poor Law matters, and General Lee, to attend a;"special meet- ing of the Chamber, when the facts could be placed before them for consideration. 1,1 Mr. London moved that the President be autho- rised to invite the attendance of Mr. O. H. Jones, General Lee, and representatives of the surround- ing parishes to attend the next meeting. Mr. Jones seconded, and it was carried. J'
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ROUND THE TOW IS. rBY MR. GADABOUT.] r, J am mtormed that three young women in- sulted and used disgusting language towards a young lady near Weston Farm on. Sunday after- noon. If I hear any more complaints I shall have to give greater prominence to the affair, and I have heard a hint dropped that if such conduct is re- peated a little piece of blue paper may be issued. I am informed that the gentleman who was recently elevated by the toe of the boot of someone else for looking into the bedroom window finds it exceedingly uncomfortable to sit down. Poor. fellow, he finds there is nothing like being on the mpve. "The couple of young ladies who find pleasure in perambulating the streets of Barry Dock and pass remarks upon those whom they meet should pur- chase, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest a little book on politeness. s I am told that three young men used disgusting language while walking along Holton-road on Saturday night. If they cannot prevent their dragging-up" from showing itself I should advise them to seek less frequented roads in the future when they have to talk about such things. 3? If a certain gent has a nice little girl at Barry" there is no occasion for his telling everyone about her. o It has been mentioned to me that there is a nurse at Penarth who delights in talking to the postman at the railway station. Those who frequent that neighbourhood think that she knows when he is about to fetch the mails from the down train, and takes the children from an airing just in time to meet him. I wonder whether he kisses the baby for the nurse's sake," as the song says. There is a young gentleman in Penarth also who is sweet on a dressmaker of that town. Last week he went into the room where she was at work, and sat down, but rose quite unexpectedly. He now declares that, while he failed to see where his beautiful girl kept her pins, he had no difficulty in finding them. a I should advise that youthful rider who on Sunday last was galloping a horse to seek more secluded spots than the neighbourhood of Main- street, Cadoxton, especially after dark. II< A stranger wended his was through Penarth last week singing verses from that well-known hymn, Lord I hear the showers of blessing," but when he came to the words Let some droppings fall on me," it began to rain, and he sought the shelter of the nearest doorway. Who is the conductor in this district who finds it necessary to use a cane for a baton. Does he think it reminds the members of his singing class of their school days, and so helps to prevent their raising the roof. ok Can any of my readers oblige me with the names of the couples who were unduly spooney on Barry Island on Sunday last ? H. How those London deputations seem to annoy some of the members of the Local Board. ± It seemed at times as if that internal harmony for which our Local Board; is j ustly famed was rudely to be broken. Jk Members who, as a rule, are noted for, their strong attachment one for the other, gazed sternly and viciously one at another. In fact, it seemed as if, for a time, the Board was to be transferred into a miniature House of Commons. One member threatens that, if the Board wants him to go on a deputation to London another time, he will not be found willing, but # The Cardiff Guardians have received a letter from Miss Jenner, of Wenvoe, kindly offering to place the house, Typica, at the service of the Board for 1 the benefit of those who would avail them- selves of the services of the public vaccinator during the small-pox scare, as she did some years ago under similar circumstances. X I understand that the Rev. J.!Finch, of Swansea, will preach two sermons on Sunday next at the Bible Christian Church, Barry Dock, in connection with the Home and Foreign .Mission. On the following Tuesday the annual missionary meeting will be held when several addresses will be de- livered. If the young lady who sometimes travels from Dinas Powis to Cardiff does not discontinue her flirtation with a porter at Penarth Dock I shall certainly have to call attention to the mater. I notice in the list of successful students at the Cambridge Local Examinations, the names of the following :—Boys T. M. Felton, Cowbridge C. E. Oliver, Trelawn House, Penarth T. A. Hughes, Penarth and T. John, Cowbridge. Girls A. B. Gibson, 14, Westbourne-road, E. A. Taylor, 30, Westbourne-road, B. E. Proctor, 41, Windsor-road, and M. C. Teck, St. Audries, Penarth. The General's suggestion that a central authority for the dealing with the invasion of cholera was a very good one. # General Lee did not relish the idea of being appointed returning officer at the forthcoming Local Board election. However, when he saw that it was his duty he acquiesced without a murmur. An example some other members might with advantage copy. ♦ There will be a grand entertainment at the English Wesleyan Chapel, Cadoxton, on Monday next. I am informed that the teachers of one of our Board Schools took advantage of the fine weather on Wednesday, and had their photograph taken as a group. I hope they will" come out well. Who was the young couple from Barry-road that were walking from the danciug class in Vere- street last Thusday evening in such a peculiar manner. Why don't they walk home in a proper style instead of clasping each other around the waist with both arms and walking sideways. w A certain young man had better behave himself while in a dancing room, and leave off playing so much with the married ladies, or else he might get their husbands after him. I hear that there is likely be ructions at a local society. A young lady and her beau are members and fellow-workers, and whilst their courtship pro- gressed, society matters progressed swimmingly. Now that poor young fellows has had the cold shoulder, and he feels compelled to resign his office. He has my warmest sympathy. Will you have this woman to be your awful wife ?" said a local registrar this week to a would- be husband. He had dropped the 1" in lawful, and made matters somewhat complicated. I learn that Mr. Konrad Leigh- proroses to re- open the Cadoxton Theatre. I wish him success in his venture. A young lady purchased a new jacket on Satur- day, but forgot to take the price ticket off before she wore it. I am told that the fact was noticed in the streets of Cadoxton on Sunday last. A young lady was going over the bridge leading from Windsor-road to West Cottages, Penarth, the other day. It appears the young lady was rather stout, and was waddling up the steps, when some young men said, It's a good job she has no stiff or wooden leg, or she would not be able to cross." She said it took away her her puff (wind). On Sunday last, on going through the dingle, I noticed one of the steps had been broken. It would be a good job if it were mended, as someone might fall down and receive injury. When young men allow their young ladies to keep them out so long on Sunday nights, and lose the last 'bus, they must not swear. It's a bad habit. I have heard that the little ink-slinging concern- ing the ball which took place at the Cardiff fashion- able seaside suburb has caused great commotion and indignation in the hearts of the ladies most particularly interested. They know (in their minds) who contributed the news, but where the joke comes in is they pay the great compliment to the wrong person altogether. I have been told that a young man contemplated returning the compliment, but was known to remark, I shan't have anything to do with it to be made the' victim of those newspaper chaps' chaff." • Great Scot! Is it true the divine creature who was the originator of the ball had actually to be her own M.C., as her particular swain refused to act. Who is the gentleman that takes a leading part in the Barry String Band, who received a leek from his Best Sunday girl on St. David's Day ?
BARRY COIS BILL IS SURE TO BE PASSED. 0 NO OPPOSITION NOW. [SPECIAL MESSAGE TO THE STAR.J We are informed on the best authority that the Barry Company's Bill will be unopposed in Parliament, and will be sure to pass into law. There were petitions against the Bill. In the first place the Great Western Railway petitioned against it, but it has now been decided that they have no locus standi, and their petition conse- quently falls to the ground. With regard to opposition from the Taff Vale Railway and the Mount Pleasant Estate proprietors we find that the Barry Company have abandoned the railway which would block up the road near the Wenvoe Arms Hotel Cadoxton, and having inserted clauses which satisfy both petitioners the petitions have been withdrawn. The National Telephone Company were the promoters of the fourth petition, but as the Barry Company have decided not to work their tramway by electricity this petition also is with- drawn. The fifth petition was presented by the deacons of a chapel at Pontypridd, but that also is withdrawn, as the Company will divert their line at this point. THE BARRY BILL IS THEREFORE UNOPPOSED, and it is believed there will not be the slightest difficulty in its passing.
BARRY RAILWAY TRAFFIC. The official return for the week ending March 4th last shows that the average coaching was £ 271; goods, £ 130 ^minerals, £ 2,843; dock dues, &c., £ 3,121 making a total of £ 6,365 as against £ 6,496 for the corresponding week of last year. The aggregate for the past eight weeks has been £ 57,865, as against j659,619 in the corresponding period of 1892, being a decrease of £ 1,754.
0-0 FOLLICK. 0 10 0 u THE UNREDEEMED WATCHES & JEWELLERY MUST BE CLEARED, MORE ALTERATION. FOLLICK, PAWNBROKER & JEWELLER, Holton road, Barry Dock. HOW TO MAKE MONEY FAST AND HONESTLY. —According to the character or extent of your business, set aside a liberal percentage for printing and adver- tising, and do net hesitate. Keep yourself unoeaaingly before the public; and it matters not what business of utility you make choice of, for if intelligently pursued fortune will be the result.— 'Hunt's Merchant Maga- ine." f.
PBESENTATION TO THE REV. L. C. WILLIAMS. On Saturday evening an interesting presenta- tion was made to the Rev. L. C. Williams at a com- petitive meeting held at the Salem Welsh Baptist Chapel, BarryDock. Mr. J. E. Rees (Barry) pre- sided over a crowded audience, amongst whom were Mrs. Williams. Mrs. Laugher, the Misses G-. Lewis, TIavard, Thomas, Williams, S. B. Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. T. Williams, Miss E. Jones. Mr. and Mrs. T. Harris. Mr. and Mrs. J. Petty, Mrs. Jenkins. Mrs. Jones, Mr. and Mrs. J. Rees. Dr. W. Lloyd Edwards, Messrs. T. Rees, J. D. Davies, P. Lewis, Mr. J. Lewis, T. Thomas. W. Roberts. J. Roberts. D. Howe, — Gibbon. H. Rees, T. Davies. Sees Tones, D. Farr, Mr. and Mrs.. T. M. Williams, Mr. F. Cornish, &c. Mr. Petty sang the opening song, G-wnech popbeth yn Gymraeg," and the competitions were bhen proceeded with as follows :—To the one under 16 that would recite best Torcha dy lewvs iffwrdd a hi," prize, Is. 6d. Best, Master b. Lougher. Best, Master D. Lougher. To the bass who would sing best Gogoniant y Gymru" prize, 3s. Mr. Silverthorne. For the best essay on Bywyd a Merthyrdod Stephan," prize, 5s. Mr. T. Williams. Barry. To the tenor who would sing Dacw'r Bwthyn gwyn l'm ganwd," prize, 3s.: Mr. Dudley Howe. To the one that would sing a piece given at the time 1st prize, Is. 6s.; 2nd, Is. 1st, Messrs. D. Bryant; 2nd, J. Hicks. To the three that would sing best, Duw bydd drugareg :|prize, 6s.; 1st, Mr. J. Petty and Friends. For the best four verses an Christ yn wylo uwchfJerusalen prize 4s., Mr. T. Williams, Barry. To the boy under 16 that would sing best" Awn a meddianwn y wlad," prize 2s., Master E. David. Barry. Impromptu speech, subject. "Reasons for teaching Welsh in the elementary day school," 1st and 2nd, Messrs. T. Lewis and Howell. To the choir not under 25 in number which should best sing Jerusalen. fy nghartref wiw prize, £ 1 IDs., two choirs competed, viz., Bethel. Barry, and Barry Dock the prive was awarded to the Barry Choir. Mr. Price, Cardiff, performed the duties of adjudicator in an excellent manner, which afforded satisfaction to all the competitors.. Miss S. B. Thomas accom- panied most of the competitions. The presentation was then proceeded with. Mr. D. Gibbon, deacon, said that some time ago Mr. Williams gave notice to the Church of his intention of giving up the pastoral charge for reasons best known to himself. He would not say much, as the address which they intended to pre- sent Mr. Williams with that night fully and clearly represented the feelings and sentiments of the whole Church and congregation. The address was read by Mr. Gibbon, and then he called upon Mr. B. Davies (the secretary of the testimonial fund) to present it to Mr. Williams. Mr. Davies spoke a few appropriate words, to the effect that he felt that he was highly honoured in being asked to be the secretary to the testimonial fund, and to have the pleasure of presenting Mr. Williams with the address. He had been a mem- ber of Mr. Williams' Church for years at Cadoxton before that gentleman came to start the new cause at Barry Dock. Mr. Williams had given up his time and energy to promote the cause there and at Cadoxton. He liked the two pictures very much, but he admired the address most. The con- tents of the address would last longer than the pictures. Every sentence in the address was true. (Hear, hear.) Mr. T, M. Williams, a deacon, said that he was very glad a presentation had been made to Mr. and Mrs. Williams, as they had both earned the respect and esteem of the Church. They had worked at Cadoxton years before Mr. Williams took a branch out of Cadoxton to form a new Baptist Church at Barry Dock. Dr. W. Lloyd Edwards, as treasurer, thanked all the friends for their contributions towards the tes- timonial. Mr. Williams and himself had been friends for years, and he hoped that their friendship would continue. WMr. Rees, the chairman of the meeting, was glad that the Church at Salem showed such love and respect to Mr. Williams (their late minister") and his wife, and he trusted that other churches would follow suit, and he was also glad to find the local press and ministers on such amicable terms. Mrs. Jenkins and Mrs. Jones then presented the photos, which were excellent life size repro- ductions, and handsomely framed, and Mr. Davies, presented the address, which was in Welsh, and of which the following is a translation :— Presented to the Rev. G. Llechidon Williams by the Salem Baptist Church, Barry Dock. Dear Bro.—On the occasion of your resigning your pastoral charge of our (Jhurch we feel, as a Church that the opportunity should not be allowed to pass by without expressing our esteem and regard for you and our dear sister, Mrs. Williams, and to do so publicly. THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE WELSH BAPTIST CAUSE AT BARRY DOCK. We cannot be otherwise than grateful, and extremely proud to have an opportunity of bearing testimony to the active part you took in the Church in this place jointly with other brethren, but you were the chief mover. You secured ground to erect a chapel, you built a convenient school-room, found money, and the whole was done without help or troubling anyone for assistance. Such are the facts, which are at present, and will be for years to come, a monument of your affection and pious zeal for the cause of the Lord Jesus Christ. Your ministry amongst us, your labours as a minister was full of love and peace, and was crowned with fair prosperity. As the foundation was laid through your instrumentality,thelgood seed sown by you will certainly bring forth fruit, and as a consequence, the cause of Jesus Christ amongst the Welsh people will be benefitted—it would be a means of Salvation to many, and a glory to the author of Salvation. The secret of your power and influence in society is to be found in your philanthropic principles-honesty, justness, and kind-heartedness—which are true ele- ments of the best of society, and all who know you are ready to testify to your possession of those qualities. As members of the Church, we can also add our testimony to your brotherly love, and faithfulness, and your readiness to help where help was needed. In conclusion, we wish you a long life to serve Jesus Christ in the future as in the past, and may the sun of prosperity and comfort in this world always shine on you and, finally, may you enter into ever- lasting bliss in the world hereafter. Yours, on behalf of the Church and Committee, W. LLOYD EDWARDS, Chairman. JAMES JONES. Treasurer. BENJAMIN DAVIES, Secretary. March, 1893. /■ Rev. LI. Williams returned thanks for himself and his wife in well-chosen language. At the conclusion of the meeting votes of thanks were accorded to the chairman and adj udi- cator.
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We have received a letter from a gentleman who believes that he was referred to in Round Towns" last week by Mr. Gadabout as the in- dividual whose hat blew off in Vere-street. The gentleman suggests that Mr. Cadabout1 should mind his own business, and find something better to write about.-ED. 8. W.S. —-A—.
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the Barry Board School, but Mr. Thomas was again to the front, and informed the meeting -that the Board could not interfere with private property. OUR SCHOOL BOARD. There was a time in the history of Barry and Cadoxton when the School Board had a very dignified name, and its meetings were conducted in a strictly Parliamentary manner. We fear that if things continue for any lengthened period as they are at present that it will be found necessary to deal in a somewhat stern way with those who take part in the debates and affairs connected with the education and the training of the young. The last two meetings of the School Board for this district have by no means been of a dignified character, and we trnst that a change will now be made,- the sooner the better. BARRY RATEPAYERS ON THE ALERT. We must certainly congratulate the ratepayers of the Barry Ward for the able manner in which they conducted their meeting on Monday evening. It was called, we understand, for the purpose of nominating candidates for the forth- coming Local Board Election, and while the attendance was not large we feel sure that good .11' will result from such assembly. Although there was alittle cross fire," those present kept their temper in an admirable manner, and a casual observer would scarcely have believed that the subject under discussion was that of an election. For once in a while politics were thrown on one side, and the keynote of the assembly appeared to be, how can we best serve the interests of the ratepayers." With regard to the candidates put forward we don't propose to deal just now, but we are bound to give those gentlemen credit for the way in which they gave their views to the meeting. Perhaps they were a little shy, if we may use the word, bat the excitement of an approaching election will no doubt invigorate them, and in the near future we shall, find them more at home upon a public platform. It was the main principle, and not dry details, which the meeting asked for, and they got them. We trust that we shall see the other wards following suit, and that the several candidates selected will have the courage to face a public meeting, and tell the ratepayers what they propose to do if elected. IN INTERESTS OF FAIR-PLAY. There is a feeling abroad that those who seek honours upon a public body should do so at their own expense. Quite so, but have the ratepayers any desire that the members of the Local Board shall be out of pocket in dis- charging their duties ? We believe not. Just now there has been a great to-do about the cost of the deputation to London respecting the cholera scare and precautious, and in conse- quence of remarks which have fallen the Local Board have decided to stipulate what sum in the future delegates shall be allowed. We quite agree with such a policy, and in the future any gentleman acting in his official capacity for the Board will clearly understand what he is to receive, and can then pleased himself whether he accepts the appointment or not. It is by no means just to except that business-men will go away from the locality on the Board's business just because they are desired to do so. It is quite a different thing to transacting the ■ business at home. We certainly think that too much has been made of the recent trip of mem- bers of the Local Board to London, and be- lieve that it would have been well to have given the deputation clearly to understand before they started that their expenses were not to exceed a certain amount. We trust that in the future the ratepayers will not be made acquainted with a repetition of such matters. BARRY'S FIRST STATUE. Barry has had its first public Statue unveiled, and' in it we see a splendid piece of chiselled history. The name of Mr. David Davies is as familiar in our mouths as household words. To the inhabitants of South Wales he was known more by his commercial genius than by his political, social, or religious character, but so far from being a man of local interest only he was one of the most honourably distinguished of Cambria's sons." Pre-eminently a self-made man he has left a remarkable individuality behind him, and one of which Wales may justly be proud. The spirit in which he went through his early struggles, his unfaltering tenacity of purpose, were linked to such thorough conscientiousness that one is forced not only to respect but to admire. Force of character and unquestionable ability were not separated as they too often are, but on the contrary went hand in hand. Many a man has started life as Mr. Davies did, intent upon the achievement in spite of gigantic obstacles-obstacles calculated to make even the strong to waver—but to few, to very -few, is it permitted to realise their dream. Mr. Davies wrestled with Fortune until She smiled upon him, and his life is the record of the Top-sawyer who became the Colliery Proprietor and Millionaire. In his bearing and habits he was most unconven- tional practical almost to uncouthness, some would say but in and through all his idiosyncracies -in themselves very interesting—the sheen of the true diamond might easily be seen by the discern- ing eye. His was the mastermind that grasped -great generalities rather than the analytical. His ideas were always in the concrete form, and he never affected a love for the mere abstract. He .asked for a sword rather than a pen, and never objected to stoop to pick up information-a trait which endeared him to many. His connection with the Barry Railway Company has been so intimate, so interwoven, that it would be im- possible to separate his influence from it. One of the pioneers of the Barry undertaking, he was the leading spirit of that band of determined men who fought through the memorable Parlia- mentary-campaign, when every step they took was fiercely contested by what can only be referred to as a phalanx of combined opposition of the most deadly order, when, finally, victory was gained at the point of the bayonet. Mr. Davies was in the thick of the fight-a source of inspiration to all engaged in it. The roar of the artillery might have been so much music to him. He had the enthusiasm of a young man of 30. This was his Home Rule Bill, and he was the G.O.M. at the helm. He saw an El Dorado in Barry Dock, swhioh wottld be at once the most unmistakable of protests against monopoly, and the source of a dividend which would more than compensate the promoters for the struggle and loss they experienced in getting it. But hs did not live long to see how unerring his judgment has subsequently proved On the day of the opening of the Dock if there was a justly proud and happy man on earth it was Mr. David Davies. When on that occasion he shook hands with the Solicitor of the company, it just suggested a local Wellington and Blucher after their Waterloo. No wonder, therefore, that when death came to their most veteran leader the Barry directors and shareholders sought to perpetuate his memory in the shape of a Statue. We are told that the evil which men do lives after them, and that the good is oft interred with their bones, but happily we contrive sometimes to perpetuate the good. Mr. Davies lives," as Lord Windsor felicitously said on Friday last, in our hearts and in our minds," Yes, his mind commanded, and his heart endeared. Behind the brilliance there was character, side by side with the commercial in- stinct there was profound religious feeling and true philantrophy-a philanthropy well-know throughout the Principality, and characterised alike by keen judgment and broad sympathy. To him kind hearts were more than coronets, and simple faith than Norman blood. As he stands upon his pedestal, commanding a view of the Dock, how easily to imagine him a Talisman whose ideas we may coneult from time to time.