THE MEMORIAL TO THE LATE MR. DAVID DAVIES. IMPRESSIVE CEREMONY. On Friday afternoon the ceremony of unveiling the statue erected in memory of the late Mr. David Davies, deputy-chairman of the Barry Railway Company, one of the great pioneers of the Barry Dock, took place. The ships in the dock were rigged out with gaily-coloured flags and bunting, which lent a festive air to the scene, and acted as a relief to the cold-dull sky overhead. A large crowd of people (many of "whom had personal recollections of the late gentleman) had assembled some time before the proceedings took place. At the time appointed, Lord Windsor, chairman of the Barry Company, followed by Mr. Edward Davies, J.P. (Mr. David Davies's son), managing director Mr. F. L. Davies, J.P., Mr. J. II. Thomas, J.P., Mr. T. R. Thompson. J.P., Mr. R. Forrest, J.P., and Louis Gueret, directors of the (Jømptmy; Captain Davies, dockmaster; Mr. R. Evans, general manager, Mr. J. H. Hosgood, super- intendent Locomotive Department; Mr. W. Mein, secretary: Mr. Williams (Bute Docks), treasurer; Mr. H. M. Bruael, Mr. J. Wolfe-Barry, M.Inst.C.E., consulting engineer Mr. G-. C. Downing, solicitor to the Company, Mr. James Bell, C.E., (resident engineer), The Marquis Guadagni, 'Canon Allen, Rev. C.J.Thompson, M.A., Colonel Page, Mr. Alderman Meggitt, Mr. John Duncan, J.P., Mr. Edwin Seward, A.R.I.B.A., Mr. E. Evans, J.P., Mr. Lewis Williams, J.P., Mr. W. H. Thomas, Dr. Neale, Dr. Lloyd Edwards, Dr. Livingstone, Dr. Powell, Dr. Kelly. Dr. Sixsmith, Dr. Bray, Mr. Thackery, Mr. Edmund Handcock, senr., Mr. Edmund Handcock, junr., Mr. Lester Jones, Mr. D. Evans (Board of Trade Superintendant), Mrs. Capt. Davies, Miss Williams (Tynewydd), Rev. J. W. Matthews, Rev. and Mrs. Christmas Lewis, Rev. Llewellyn Williams, Mr. E. S. Johnson, Capt. Whall, Mr. J. Milward, Mr. and Mrs. R. Robinson, Mr. Illingworth, Mr. L. W. Jones, Mr. Griffin. sen., Mr. Smith-Jones, Mr. Lewis Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. Dyer, Mr. and Mrs-. S. A. Williams, Mrs. Gould (Barry). Inspector Ashbourne, Inspector Rees, Mr. Wood, Mr. Hood, Mr. Butler, Mr. G. Wadham, Mr. Dominic Watson, Mr. W. W. Phillips, Mr. Coleman, Miss Evans, Messsrs. Waddell, D. Roberts, J. J. Handcock, J. H. Hosgood, R. Dyer and Mrs. Dyer, Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Robinson, Messrs. R. 0. Jenkins. R. Duncan, H. H. Powell, A. L. M. Bonn, F. Aitken, Hett, Lloyd, J. Lowdon, Pile (Penarth), Mrs. Jones, Miss E. Williams, Mrs. Williams (Penarth), Mr. W. Thomas (Barry), Inspectors Butler, Snell, and Egan, Mr. B. Bundoon (Manchester), Mrs. Pearson, Messrs. Sprent, Lewis, and R. Uwins. The statue is cast from plans by Mr. Alfred Gilbert, R.A., 9, Duke-street, Portland-place, and is of simple design, but most effective and artistic in character. It is situated pn the north side of the dock, in front of the piece of land where the offices of the Com- pa,ny will presently be erected, and it will then possess the place of honour in connection with the official promises of the company, to whose foundation and successful launching the deceased gentleman gave so much of his time and energy. It is about 9ft. high, in bronze, represent- ing Mr. Davies engaged, as he so often was, in the active work of supervising the construction of the dock. He holds in his hands an engineer's section plan, which he is looking at as though in the act of consulting it. and he is dressed in the manner familiar to all who have seen him on such occasions. THE EXPRESSION IS ABSOLUTELY LIFE-LIKE, and it is satisfactory to know that Mr. Edward Davies, at the close of the ceremony, expressed his complete satisfaction with the artist's work. It may be added that Mr. Gilbert, although a com- paratively young man, is at the head of his profes- sion, and the magnificent piece of work on Friday unveiled at Barry Dock cannot fail to be ranked high amongst the products of his genius. The pedestal, which is of grey granite, stands about 7ft, Iiigh, and is supported on a broad platform of granite flags. It bears in front the words, David Davies. Born 1818 died 1890," and on the re- verse, Deputy-chairman of the Barry Dock ar,d Railway Company." The structure may be seen ;from a considerable distance around, and from the line of railway between Barry and Cadoxton a commanding view of the work is obtainable. i PUNCTUALLY TO THE APPOINTED TIME (Lord Windsor, chairman of the Barry Dock and Railway Company, followed by the other directors and officials, made his way to the base of the statue. His lordship was at once requested by Mr. L. Gueret -to unveil the statue, and Lord Windsor complied, a 'loud cheer going up from the assembled multitude -when the enfolding wrappings fell to the ground, And the statue stood forth in the full light of day. Lord Windsor then said Gentlemen,—We are assembled here this afternoon to unveil this statue, and, to pay some slight tribute of respect to the memory of one who, I am sure, lives in the hearts, as in the minds, of every single person in- z, terested in this great undertaking. (Loud ap- plause.) It is perfectly impossible for us to give adequate expression to the deep debt of gratitude we feel for the untiring energy of the late Mr. David Davies. but we trust that this will be a permanent memorial that will remain here to be seen by all ^people as representing the feelings of the pro- moters and all others interested in the Barry Company's undertaking. It will remain to give some evidence of their great regard and reflection 1for the late deputy-chairman of this company. (Applause.) There are many of us who have stood with him upon this ground, who have been witnesses since the year 1884, when the first sod of this undertaking was cut-who have been witnesses of the time, the energy, and the know- ledge which he always gave to our service. We have seen how he could overcome the great difficultlies which naturally from time to time pre- sented themselves, and how he looked forward to ,the time when he and we all hoped this under- taking would be completed. He was, we are -thankful to say, spared to see it a great and glorious success. (Loud cheers.) We wish, in- .deed he had been spared for some time longer to see it, growing as it has grown since that .day..But it was not only between 1884 and 1889. 'WHEN THE DOCK WAS FIRST OPENED, that his energies were devoted to this great under- taking. Let me remind you also of the several years when great fights in Parliament had to take 11 place, that no small amount then of his great ,physical resources were spent in seeing this scheme getting through Parliamentary committees. We .deeply regret that his life should have been in any way shortened by the devoted attention which he gave to all the details of the work in this scheme. But the small amount I have the honour to do this afternoon, in unveiling this statue, will, I hope, be regarded as a permanent memorial of the great affection and the great gratitude we feel for the way in which he devoted his time and his strength to the Barry Company. (Loud applause.) I should only like now to express my regret, and I have a letter which will be read also expressing the re- gret of the individual himself, that he is not able to be present this afternoon. I refer to the deputy-chairman, Mr. Archibald Hood-(applause) -who would have been hear if it had not been that an absolutely important engagement of a serious personal nature prevented him from attending, and obliged him to be in the North of England. Secondly, I desire to express my great regret that the sculptor, Mr. Alfred Gilbert, R.A., is prevented, owing to an important engagement in London in which the Prince of Wales required his services', from being here to-day to assist us in un- veiling the statue which he has so nobly moulded. (Hear, hear.) Having now performed the duty entrusted to me, I ask Mr. Frederick Davies to address you. (Applause.) Mr. F. L. Davies, who was received with cheers, said Lord Windsor and Gentlemen,—I did not know when I came down to-day that I would be expected to say anything on this occasion, but I am very glad to have the opportunity of .-being present at this ceremony. All of you are -aware that I was not associated with Mr. David Davies in the earliest stages of this under- taking. But my father was—(loud applause)— and had my father lived to this day he, I am sure, would have been present here, and would have testifiêd; to Mr. Davies's indomitable pluck and energy. (Hear, hear.) My father has often told me that if it had not been for Mr. Davies's pluck ;.and hard work at the outset,of this undertaking "there would have been very little probabilty of fthis dock and these railways ever being made. I will not keep you any longer because there are others who will speak, but I emphasize again the fact that I am happy to have the chance of adding my remarks to the general testimony of Mr. Davies's worth and value. (Applause.) Mr. J. Wolfe Barry said It is a peculiar satis- faction to me, as one of the engineers of this large and most important undertaking, that I am allowed to be here this afternoon and say a few words to follow the appreciative remarks of Lord Windsor and Mr. Davies. (Hear, hear.) As one of the engi- neers, I am peculiarly able to bear witness to the value of the great services conferred by the late Mr. David Davies upon the company. His expe- rience, his judgment, his general views on, and regard for all, the interests of this great and growing work were absolutely invaluable. May I also say that, besides his great determination and admirable pluck, he was one of the straightest men I have ever had to do with. (Loud applause.) You could rely upon all he said. If he undertook a thing it was done. (Renewed applause.) I can congratulate Barry upon possessing a very striking und artistic model of the late deputy- chairman. To me, as the effigy looks upon the extended plan, it recalls many hours of consulta- tion and of valuable assistance rendered in my professional capacity. It is but a mournful satisfaction to us here upon this occasion, because, although he saw the beginning, he was not spared long enough to see all that has resulted but it is an. immense satisfaction to know that this statue will perpetuate the memory of the services rendered to the locality by Mr. Davies. (Hear, hear.) We who knew him have that feeling deep in our hearts. (Applause.) LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON. Mr. Edward Davies, who was received with cheers, said I cannot^allow this opportunity to pass without thanking you personally for this token of your appreciation of my father's services in connection with the work of the company. (Hear, hear.) It is not for me to add to the remarks that have been made, although I may confirm them. (Applause.) But I assure you I thoroughly appreciate your kindness in thus perpetuating the memory of my father, (Loud applause.) VOTES OF THANKS. Mr. T. R. Thompson moved a vote of thanks to Lord Windsor for performing the ceremony, and, in the course of his remarks, said that those of them who passed through the Parliamentary fights alluded to could not but look upon this occasion as, in one sense, the most mournful phase of their history. He saw around him many toilers for the cause, but few of them could have maintained the bodily and mental strain borne by their vice-. chairman during not only the Parliamentary contests, but in every other matter connected wi/h the undertaking. He was very pleased to see present on that occasion the worthy son of a worthy father, Mr. Edward Davies-(applause)- and he was sure they could fulfil the sincerest wishes of the late vice-chairman by rallying round his son. By so doing they would help on those who were really working for the good of the working-classes, and thus they would further their own ends by giving effect to the wishes of their departed friend. (Applause.) Colonel Page seconded the vote, stating that they were all very glad to have been present that day to assist in doing honour to that great man, Mr. David Davies. (Applause.) The vote was then put and carried with aecla- i mation. Lord Windsor said: I thank you heartily for the words in which you have passed your thanks to me for doing this duty, which I consider a great honour. Being in the position I occupy, and having been connected with the whole of the Barry undertaking, I have always felt it would have been impossible for me to have filled this position unless there had been Mr. David Davies in the earlier years who really took upon himself the great and arduous duties of chairman. Now I can only say that it would be impossible for me to retain the honourable post I hold unless I were supported by Mr. Edward Davies and my colleagues on the Board. (Applause.) The proceedings then terminated. The letter alluded to by Lord Windsor in his opening speech is as follows :— 6, Bute-crescent, Cardiff, March 1st, 1893. Dear Sir,—I have to leave home to-night, in order to render, at some considerable distance, an almost im- perative duty to a deceased relative, and it will not be possible for me to get back in time to attend the important ceremony on Friday of unveiling the statue of the late Mr. David Davies. Under these circum- stances, I will thank you to explain to Lord Windsor, my co-directors, and-all the others interested, that I am much grieved at being unable to enjoy the satisfaction of assisting at this ceremony. My views have already been cordially expressed upon the propriety of erecting such a memorial, and I need hardly further express my opinion that the labour bestowed by our lamented friend in the promotion of the Barry undertaking merits even a greater mark of our appreciation of his services than we have it in our power to manifest. I have no doubt but his enthusiastic devotion to this, matter did to some extent shorten his valuable life. Hoping that the ceremony will pass off with that success which it deserves, I am, yours truly, ARCHIBALD HOOD. W. Mein, Esq., Barry Railway Co., Barry Dock. The clerks and employes at the Barry Company's offices were granted a half-day's holiday, and the offices were turned into refreshment-rooms for the benefit of the directors and their friends, prior to the ceremony, and at the conclusion refreshments were served to all visitors who chose to avail themselves thereof. Mr. R. Culley catered in his well-known efficient manner. A half-holiday was granted to most of the employes of the firm who are engaged in connec- tion with the shipping.
A DINAS POWIS HOAX. It is reported that about seven o'clock on Thurs- day evening information was received at Penarth Police Station which pointed to what, in all pro- bability, is a. case of suicide of a romantic and determined character. A piece of thin boarding was handed to Police-sergeant J. Sansom on which was written with ink, in a somewhat indistinct hand, the following ominous sentence :— I will be found drcwned in the Dinas Powis Brook by the time this board is picked up." Inspector Rutter at once caused inquiries to be made, and it was ascertained that a boy named Morris, belonging to Dinas Powis had threatened to commit suicide because his mother would insist upon him going to sea. Information was sent to Police-constable Herbert Evans, the constable in charge at Dinas Powis, who has the matter in hand, and at a latter hour on Thursday night steps were taken to search for the boy's body in the brook at Dinas Powis. Further inquiries show that the would-be suicide left the following note, also written on a thin piece of board Dear Mother,—You know I don't like going to sea, therefore I shall not go any more. God have mercy on my soul. Good-bye W. MORRIS. Up. to a late hour on Thursday night nothing definite in respect to the mystery had transpired.
SHOOTING MATCH AT DINAS POWIS. On Wednesday afternoon a pigeon shooting match for a fat pig, valued at £5 10s., given by Mr. H. Venning, of the Swan Hotel, Dinas Powis, took place. There were a large number of entries. Mr. Hughes (Cardiff) and Mr. Helligan (ties) proved the winners. Later several sweepstakes were held.
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BARRY (U.D.) SCHOOL BOARD. —— LIVELY MONTHLY MEETINGS. THE BOARD AND ITS BYELAWS. On Monday evening an ordinary monthly meet- ing of the School Board was held in the Board- room, Holton-road. Mr. John Lowdon presided, and there were present:—Mr. John Rees, Dr. O'Donnell, Dr. Edwards, Dr. Livingstone, Dr. Treharne, Rev. John Price Captain Davies, Mr. Benjamin Lewis, Mr. W. H. Lewis (clerk), and Mr. Treharne Rees (assistant clerk). MR. BENJAMIN LEWIS AND CORPORAL PUNISHMENT. The minutes of the meeting of the 16th February was read by the clerk, after which Mr. Benjamin Lewis said, with reference to the power of inflicting corporal punishment, he per- ceived they (the Board) had empowered the certifi- cated teachers to use canes or straps —— The Chairman: You are out of order, Mr. Lewis. The question now before the Board is whether the minutes are a correct record of the meeting. Mr. Lewis It is usual, before the minutes are confirmed. that members should have an opportu- nity of speaking on them. Capt. Da vies pointed out another mistake in a paragraph which stated that the salaries of the headmaster of the Holton-road School, and the headmistress of the Cadoxton Infant School be increased £ 10 per annum on account of extra merit. The paragraph should be amended to read that the salary be increased £ 10, £ 5 being the ordinary advance, and £ 5 extra advance for merit." The Board decided that the pragraph should be amended as above. Dr. Treharne recommended that the pages and paragraphs of the printed minutes should be numbered. It would be much more convenient if this were done, if the members wished to refer back to anything. Dr. Edwards thought Dr. Treharne's suggestion a good one. They would then be able to dis- tinguish between special and ordinary meetings. Mr. W. H. Lewis said the minutes were printed exactly as those of the Local Board. It was decided that the minutes should be altered as Dr. Treharne had suggested. Mr. Benjamin Lewis Mr. Chairman, when will you give me an opportunity to speak on the minutes ? The Chairman If the minutes were approved I may consider it. After the minutes of the 6th had been passed. Mr. Benjamin Lewis said with reference to the infliction of punishment by assistants, personally he objected to either certificated or non-certificated assistants inflicting corporal punishment. Then he objected to the power being given to the certi- ficated assistants, and not to the ex.P.T.'s. They had ex-P.T.'s in their schools 30 years of age. The Chairman I must rule you out of order, Mr. Lewis. These are resolutions of the Board duly passed, and you cannot upset them with- out giving notice of motion. Otherwise we can- not hear you. Mr. B/Lewis I am sorry to differ, Mr. Chair- man, but until the resolutions are confirmed by the Board they are not passed, and I objected before they were confirmed. Dr. O'Donnell asked whether these were the recommendations of the School Board Committee and passed by the last Board meeting, whose minutes were now read and confirmed ? The Chairman Yes. Mr. Benjamin Lewis They are not law until they have passed this Board, and I objected. The matter then dropped. TEACHERS' CERTIFICATES. Dr. Treharne mentioned the resolution passed That the Clerk be instructed to prepare a list of all teachers who are in possession of the D cer- tificate for drawing, and who are is. receipt of the -15 provided in the scale of salaries for the same." He understood from the Clerk that he hadn't pre- pared it as yet, and he was agreeable to let it stand over for another month. He should like the cer- tificates themselves to be brought up for them to see. He should be more satisfied if they had the certificates before them. It was agreed that this should be done. INFRINGEMENT OF THE BOARD'S PREROGATIVES. Rev. John Price (chairman of the Finance Com- mittee), moved the adoption of the committee's report. The report stated that Mr. Milner's esti- mate for school requisites had been accepted for a year, to end March, 1894, and the committee also recommended that the balance of Mr. Williams's bill for stationery should be paid. Dr. O'Donnell drew attention to the last paragraph of the report, which recom- mended that Sidney Heskett should be paid weekly, instead of monthly. He should like to know what were the wages, and who appointed Heskett. He, therefore, proposed that the para- graph be eliminated from the report. Dr. Livingstone seconded, subject to the appointment being confirmed by the Board. The Chairman pointed out that if the Board dealt with the Bye-laws Committee's report first, there was a paragraph relating to the question, and perhaps before dealing further with the matter it would be advisable to take the report of the Bye-laws Committee. Captain Davies proposed, und Dr. Treharne seconded, the adoption of the Bye-laws Com- mittee. Dr. O'Donnell: With reference to paragraph 4, page 3, as to tha appointment of Sidney Heskett, caretaker of the Cadoxton School, at 26s. per week, and in the event of his not accepting the appointment, it be offered to J. Colman, Barry Dock. I want to know the authority of the Bye- laws Committee for making this appointment. Captain Davies There was a minute of the last Board empowering the Bye-laws Committee to make the appointment. Dr. O'Donnell: I fail to find it. Vaptam uavies 1.13011 to nna it also. Dr. O'Donnell I understand that this man was appointed by two members of the Board, the com- mittee was equally divided, and the Chairman declined to give his casting vote. The two mem- bers who made the appointment were the men who made a terrible to do about our Chairman making appointments. I object either to the Chairman or to any committee making appointments. Dr. Treharne considered this an attack upon himself. No doubt the Board would remember that he distinctly objected at the last meeting of the Board to taking the responsibility of appoint- ing a caretaker of the Cadoxton School when it was proposed that the appointment should be made by the Cadoxton members, and he suggested that it should be left to the Bye-laws Committee to make the appointment. The members of the Board thought the committee should make the appointment, and it was made. Two members voted for Heskett, and the chairman (Captain Davies) did not vote lat all. They acted by the direction of the Board, and they had the authority of the Board to make the appointment. Dr. Livingstone could not see how they elected Heskett if the voting was equal. Dr. Treharne It was not equal. The Chairman said there was an informal agree- ment that the Bye-laws Committee should make the appointment. Dr. Edwards There were two in favour of one, and one for the other candidates for the appoint- ment. Captain Davies (chairman of the Bye-laws Com- mittee) said there was another applicant for the post, who was out of employment, and he (Captain Davies) preferred giving it to him, instead of to a man who had constant Work, but did not want the responsibility of having ap- pointed him by his casting vote. Dr. Treharne If there has been a mistake made, the mistake his with the clerk. Dr. O'Donnell asked if the man had received any salary. He had made enquiries that day, and he had heard that the man had not left the Burial Board. Mr. John Rees: Sidney Heskett was at the school. Captain Davies asked if the Committee had power to appoint or only to recommend. He thought the minute was passed that they had the power to make that appointment, but now he found that they had exceeded their power and acted illegally. Dr. O'Donnell remarked that the minutes were read and confirmed by the Board, and no ex- ception was taken by any of the members to the omission of that particular minute. The members who had been on the old Board would recollect that he took exception to the committees hav- ing power to make appointments or dismiss teachers. The Chairman said he must rule that as the minutes of the Board had been confirmed time had been given for the members to make complaints on any matter which was wrong. No exception taken could alter it. Dr. O'Donnell said the best way would be to alter the paragraph to read that the appointment of Sidney Heskett be recommended by this com- mittee." Captain Davies proposed that the report be accepted. Dr. Treharne seconded. Dr. O'Donnell objected to these minutes being accepted. He moved that the paragraph be amended to read that the appointment of Sidney Heskett be recommended to the Board." He objected very strongly to its remaining as it was establishing a precedent. Dr. Treharne maintained that the committee had the authority. Mr. John Rees seconded the amendment. On being put two voted for the amendment and four aga ins b. It was therefore declared lost, and on being put the motion was carried. FINANCES. The adoption of the Finance Committee's report was next moved by the Rev. J. Price, seconded by Mr. Rees, and carried by the Board. SCHOOL MANAGEMENT 'COMMITTEE'S REPORT. The Chairman moved the adoption of the minutes of the School Management Committee. Captain Davies seconded. THE EOMILLY-ROAD SCHOOL. Tenders were opened for the erection of the Infants' School, Romilly-road, as follows :—J. C. Jones, Gloucester, £2,887: Powell and Mansfield, Cardiff, £ 3,111 William Richards, Barry, £2,850 Richards and Cranstone, Barry Dock, £ 2.856 9s. Id. George Rutter, Barry, £ 2.577 Jones Bros., Cardiff, £ 3,130 F. Small, Barry, £ 2.640 Williams, Baker, and Co., £2,710; Stephens, Barslow, and Co., Bristol, £2,999; H. J. Money, Barry, £ 2,760.—Mr. Rees asked if the contractors understood that the regulation rate of wages was to be observed. He thought the fact should have been mentioned in the tenders. Dr. O'Donnell proposed that the lowest tender be accepted, provided that the usual agreement of the Bon.rd as to the wages, &c., be agreed to. Captain Davies seconded. Mr. John Rees proposed that Mr. Wm. Richard's (Barry) contract be accepted. He did not believe that it was always the best thing to accept the lowest tender. Work was apt to be scamped and done spasmodically. The Chairman ruled Mr. Rees out of order. If he wished the Board to appoint a clerk of the works he had better give notice of motion. Mr. Rutter had already carried out work for the Board, and as far as he knew had always done the work very satisfactorily. The motion was carried. DR. O'DONNELL'S MOTION. Dr. O'Donnell, in accordance with notice of motion, moved, That it be a standing order of this Board that no member serve on more than two committees." They had three committees of the Board, one of which consisted of all the members of the Board, and the two standing committees. There were nine members of the Board, and the chairman was an ex-ojficio member, of course, of all committees, and that would leave eight members, four for each of the two committees-the Finance and Bye-laws. He might say a similar resolution was in force in the Local Board. Mr. John Rees seconded. Mr. Benjamin Lewis said he should like to say a word. He was the person to be affected, and he did not feel troubled on that account. He could easily give up one of the committees of the Board, and it would not take him long to do so, but he failed to see how they could call upon him to give up one-the School Management Committee, which consisted of the whole Board. He claimed his seat on that committee as a member of the Board, and he was not on two committees besides and how could they displace him ? He should like to point a slight inconsistency in Dr. O'Donnell's part. He was on no less than six committees of the Local Board. Dr. O'Donnell denied this. He was a member of only two standing committees. Mr. Lewis They are all printed in the annual list. Dr. O'Donnell is a member of the General Purposes Committee, which corresponds with our School Management Committee, the Public Works Comittee, the chairman of the Health Committee, a member of the Parks Committee, or whatever they call it, the Public Libraries Committee, and the Parliamentary Gommittee. Continuing, Mr. Lewis said he was only a member of two committees on that Board, but if the Board was prepared to pass that resolution and call upon him to give up one of the committees he should be willing to do so. He failed to see any object in for carrying that resolution, and certainly their Board did not compare with the Local Board at all.. Dr. O'Donnell said he had never mentioned Mr. Lewis's name, nor did his resolution refer to Mr. Lewis. As a matter personal to himself, Mr. Lewis said he served on six committees. The General Purposes Committee was the Board, and it was not a standing committee. If Mr. Lewis read his Bye-laws he would see the difference between the committees. As to the Parks Com- mittee he knew nothing about it. Mr. Lewis They are all printed. Dr. O'Donnell said he had never attended it. As to the Public Libraries Committee, that was not a committee of the Local Board. A committee composed of an equal number of Local Board members, and a number nominated from out- side. Mr. Benjamin Lewis Appointed by the Board, and printed in the Board's list. Dr. O'Donnell said he was very sorry he could not explain it to Mr. Lewis-a man who had told them he had had so much experience, and could not distinguish between the committees. On that Board they had three standing committees, the Finance, the Bye-law, and the School Manage- ment. One of the committees the School Management, consisted of all the members—and it would be in the recollection of the Board when the motion was proposed by Dr. Lloyd-Edwards, who was not on the cemmittee, that it should be open to all members, that Mr. Lewis spoke out immediately, and said he knew that he was the man whom the motion was directed at. Mr. Lewis must think a good deal more of hie individuality than any of the other members. He (Dr. O'Donnell) had been offered a. place on the Finance Committee, but he could not accept it, and one of the reasons was this—Mr. Lewis had communicated with some of the other members of the Board, and said that his great experience on the Finance Committee of the Local Board entitled him to a seat. Mr. Lewis I deny it. Dr. O'Donnell: Dr. Livingstone told me. so. Dr. Livingstone denied this. Talking to the Rev. Mr. Price, he said it would be advisable to have older men of experience on the Finance Com- mittee, and Mr. Benjamin Lewis's name was men- tioned. Dr. O'Donnell: Dr. Livingstone told me on the very same evening that the Finance Committee met. Proceeding, he said, in his resolution he never mentioned anything about Mr. Lewis's name, nor did he make it retrospective. He didn't say that Mr. Lewis should resign, but simply moved it as a standing order. Rev. J. Price said it was quite wrong to say that Mr. Lewis had asked to be put on the committee. He had been asked after Dr. O'Donnell had re- fused. He thought it was very unfair the manner in which Mr. Lewis had been treated, and it was a remarkable fact that Mr. Lewis was the only member who would be affected. The Chairman: This matter has gone far enough. Mr. Lewis said whatever he was. he was not a little mean piece of humanity. He thought the Chairman ought, in justice to call on Dr. O'Donnell to withdraw his untruthful statement. Dr. O'Donnell said that if Mr. Lewis had been represented to him untruthfully, and there was no foundatiou for what he had stated, pnd Mr. Lewis said it was not true he would withdraw. Mr. Price denied the fact. Mr. John Rees I must say, it looks rather funny. Dr. Treharne moved as an amendment that members of the Board sit on as many committees as they liked. Dr. O'Donnell's motion was put, and three voted for, and three against, and the Chairman gave his casting vote that the matter remain as it was before, the motion was therefore lost. MR. REES-S MOTION. Mr. Rees said his object in moving That the clerk be instructed to make a return of all trained and untrained assistant teachers employed in each school under the Board," was to see whether a proper proportion of qualified teachers wera in the respective schools. They had heard frequently a lot about the Barry schools. They would like to see if the staff were properly dis- posed of, and they would then know where the blame really lay. Dr. Treharne seconded, and the motion was agreed to. NOTICE OF MOTION. Dr. Livingstone gave notice that at the next meeting he would move that the chairman should have authority to fill any vacancy in the staff between the meetings of the Board, when he should consider it necessary for the efficiency 01 the schools, such appointments to be temporary, and subject to the approval of the Board. MISCELLANEOUS. It was reported that a teacher at the Barry School had left without giving notice, and it was decided that the vacancy should be filled up as soon as possible. Miss Barstow sent in her resignation. The Chairman mentioned that there had been no replies received to the advertisement for pupil teachers. Miss Wilcox had selected three out of six applicants for vacancies, two of whom could come at once. He thought the Board might authorise Miss Wilcox to have these teachers before her again. He would be present also, and make a selection of one, and present the teacher to the Board at the next meeting. Captain Davies proposed that the chairman and head-teacher have power to appointment, subject to the approval of the Board. A letter was read from Miss Hester Davies with reference to the Cookery Ciasses, and enclosing a list of the attendances at the classes. Applications from Miss Hughes, Barry, and Mr. J. A. Jones, Holton School, was referred to the School Management Committee. DR. EDWARDS' MOTION. The consideration of Dr. Edwards' motion re the teaching of Welsh in the day schools was post- poned, owing to the lateness of the hour, and the meeting was adjourned until Friday evening, when the matter will be brought on.
REVIEWS. "J<' r-.r- .r- A new serial story by Mr. Max Pemberton, entitled "The Iron. Pirate A Plain Tale ef Strange Happenings on the Sea," will be com- menced in next week's number of Chums, the illustrated papor for boys. Mr. W. E. Hornung, whose novel, A Bride from the Bush," attracted so much attention, has written a new story of Australian life and charac- ter, which will be issued shortly by Messrs. Cassell and Company under the title of "Tirq Luttrell." "An Interview with Sir George Reid, P.R.S.A. by Mr. Raymond Blaythwayt, will appear in CasselVs Magazine for March, which will contain the commencement of. a new serial story, entitled The Island of Six Shadows," and a paper, Through London on a Barge," by Mr. F. M. Helmes, illuBtrated by Mr. W. Raincy, R.I. The Q uiver for March will contain contribu- tions by the Bishop of Ossory and the Dean of Canterbury, and an illustrated interview with A. 1-1. K. B. A new serial story by Edith Lister, en- titled The Wisdcm of Alice," will be commenced in the same number. The first part of the new serial issue of CasselVs Popular Gardening is published this week. The work is edited by Mr. D. T. Fish, and contains contributions by Mr. Edward W. Badger, F.R.H.S., Mr. James Britten, F.L.S., Mr. William Carmichael, Mr. William Coleman, Mr. Richard Dean, Mr. William Earlev, Mr. G. S. Jenman, F.L.S., Dr. Maxwell T. Masters, and other authorities. A special feature of this new serial edition is that the best aud latest varieties of flowers for cultiva- tion will be described. A popular edition of Mr. James Payn's novel, "A Modern Dick Whittingtou," will be published early in Ma.rch by Messrs. Cassell and Company, in one volumne. THE SHIPPING WORLD.—The March number of this journal is just to hand, and we find in its columns much interesting matter upon shipping generally. Among the many illustrations we find the plan of the London and South Western Dock at Southampton. This will no doubt be of interest to many of our seafaring readers. A large number of recently published specifications of patents also appear. Special attention is given to Trade and Finance, while the opening of the Ba,rry Commercial Graving Dock finds a place both under Industrial and Shipping News" and Harbours and Docks." Those of our readers who are interested in shipping matters cannot do better than order the March number of this "Herald of Commerce." Price 6d. HELPING WORDS, Monthly ld.-(A. W. Hall, Great Thoughts Office, 28 to 32, Hutton-street, E.C.). One of the principal features of this month's issue is Mrs. Margaret Scott Haycraft's story —" The picture on the wall," which is charmingly illustrated. The serial story, River- side cottage," by Miss Mary I. Stead, is ako very well illustrated and is developing in interest. A portrait and biography of the late George W. McCree, The Bishop of St. Giles," as he was called at one time a seasonable paper on the Narcissus Dr. Newman Hall's paper on Paul's Faithful sayings, and many other items make up a capital number. The March issue of Advertising, the monthly journal for advertisers, edited by Mr. J. Osborne, of 132, Fleet-street, London, E.C., is a very practical number, and one which contains much invaluable information for all advertisers or those contem- plating advertising. A table is given showing the actual amounts spent by a large advertiser in a lengthy list of journals, and the amount received in orders in each case. This is a feature in adver- tising literature which has never before been attempted. Then there are numerous other articles by experts, all of which are worth thoughtful con- sideration. Altogether Advertising is a distinct success. It is published by Smith's Publishing Agency, Hutton-street, Salisbury-square, E,C. GREAT THOUGHT, March Part. (A. W. Hall, 28 to 32, Hutton-street, Fleet-street, E.C. En- larged to the extent of four extra pages of read- ing matter, and much improved in the quality of its illustrations, Great Thoughts still maintains an honourable place among the journals of the day. Perhaps the most noteable features in this month's issue are the appreciative sketch of Alfred Austin the poet, and the editor's reply to the question. Is Christianity played out ?" An excellent view is alse struck in the article, Great Triumphs of the Nineteenth Century." Maxwell Gray's serial story deepens in interest as the weeks roll on, and in romantic charm it is scarcely less powerful than her first great effort-" The Silence of Dean Maitland." To all who love reading which is at osice thoughtful and bright, we commend the columns of Great Thoughts. MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS.—(London: A. W. Hall, Great Thoughts Office, 28 and. 32, Hutton- street, E.C.) The second number of the new and enlarged series of this magazine is fully up to the standard of the first. Miss Florence Nightingale's work in promoting Rurial Sanitation is described by herself, and a recent portrait of the authoress adds to the interests of the article. Many ad- mirers of Faber's hymns will be glad to have the portrait of him that accompanies an article on his less known hymns. Articles on clothing by Miss Ward on What to Eat, by Miss Pope Facts and Figures and Fathers and Sons Sunday Talks for busy Mothers, and the Invalids' Page adds to the worth of a good number.
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.Jr.C'tt PROPOSED TESTIMONIAL TO MR, JOHN ROBINSON. On Friday evening a meeting was convened at Harry's Restaurant to consider what steps should be taken to make a presentation to Mr. John Robinson (late resident engineer to the Barry Company, and chairman of the Barry and Cadox- ton Local Board) on the occasion of his departure from Birry. Owing to other important meetings there was not a large attendance, those present including Canon Allen, Mr. R. P. Cullev. -Ir. F. Brooks, Mr. Edward Hughes, Mr. L. \V. Jones (Metropolitan Bank, Cadoxton), Mr. J. II. Llewellyn, Mr. Newman, Mr. E. O. Evans. Mr. James Price. Mr. Gilead Brock, Mr. C. Howe, &o. The Rev. Canon Allen was voted to the chair, and in a few brief words he expressed a feeling of the greatest regard and esteem in which they all held Mr. Robinson, and their regret at his impera- tive departure from the district. Mr. ,1. R. Llewellyn, the convener of the meet- ing, stated the reason for which the meeting was called. He had done so at the request of several. gentlemen, and he had sent 150 circulars to the leading representative gentlemen of the district. Mr. Edward Hughes thought that it would be advisable that the meeting should be adjourned so as to give other gentlemen who would have been present but for important engagements a chance of being present. Mr. Evans concurred. Mr. Llewellyn pointed out that Mr. Robinson, would b3 leaving in two or three weeks. The movement had been delayed for nearly a month in order that it should not clash with Mr. Robinson's banquet, and it was advisable that action should be taken immediately. Mr. C. Howe proposed the formation of a work- ing committee. The committee to have power to add to their number. Mr. Llewellyn seconded, and this was agreed to. Mr. Culley proposed aa chairman of the com- mittee, Canon Allen. Mr. Howe seconded. On the motion of Mr. Howe, Mr. L. W. Jones, Metropolitan Bank, was appointed treasurer. Mr. J. R. Llewellyn was appointed secretary, on the proposition of Mr. Jones, seconded by Mr. Hughes. On the motion of Mr.E. O. Evans. it was decided that all present should form the committee. Mr. W. L. Jones suggested that all the local banks should have subscription lists sent them, and that the managers be asued to receive subscrip- tions towards the testimonial fund. This was agreed to, and Mr. Jones kindly offered to see to that part of the business. It was decided to hold another meeting in the same room next Monday evening'. A vote for thanks was accorded the Chairman for presiding, on the motion of Mr. L. W. Jones, seconded by Mr. Edward Hughes. About 13 guineas were collected in the room. THE TESTIMONIAL PUSD. A list of the subscriptions to the fund is as follows, and further contributions will be pub- next week :— £ s. d. Rev. Canon Alien 2 2 0 Mr. R. P. Ouliey 2 2 0 Mr. L. W. Joues 2 2 0 Mr. F. C. Brooks 110 Mr. Edward Hughes 110 Mr. C. Howe. l l 0 Mr. J. R. Llewellyn 1 1 Q Mr. E. O. Evans 1 1 0 Mr. Gilead Brook 0 10 8 Mr. Jaiaes Price 0 10 6
BRIDGEND I0TES. VOLUNTEER CONCERT. On Wednesday night, at the Drill-hall, a concert was held for the benefit of the funds of the local rifle corps. The officers, "non-coms," and private members appeared in uniform. The programme was sustained by amateur talent of a superior order, and was much enjoyed. The following took part :—Miss G. Nieholl, Merthyrmawr Miss Olive Grey, Maesteg; Miss Llewellyn, Bridgend Miss Seaton, Margam Miss Gertie Williams. Bridgend Major David, Dr. Arnall Jones, Mr. W. B. Mills. Mr. Keeting, and a glee party. Various ladies and gentlemen acted ac accompanists. THE SMALL-POX SCARE. At the weekly meeting of the guardians, held on Saturday, the Rev. F. W. Edmonds presiding, a. letter was read from the Local Government Board referring to the cases of small-pox which had recently occurred at the Workhouse, remarking that it appeared that there was no provision for isolating such cases at the Workhouse, and sug- gesting that the guardians should put themselves in communication with the Urban Sanitary Authority, with a view of getting the necessary prevision.—Mr. Bircham. the inspeetor to the de- partment (who was present), spoke in favour of such an arrangement, and condemned the existing wooden hospital, which the guardians proposed to- put in repair.—The Board ultimately agreed to follow out the course suggested.
A SUCCESSFUL UNDERTAKING. At the annual general meeting of the Ocean Accident and Guarantee Corporation, Limited, held on the 22nd ultimo, the report for the year 1892 showed that the total income was 478,597, against £ 63,908 for 1891. The reserve fund, apart from capital, at December 31st, amounted to £ 69,527, as against £ 47,739 at December, 1891. The subscribed capital has been raised to £ 225,000, including £ 65,000 paid up. The board have de- cided to pay a bonus for the year of 5 per cent., in addition to the ordinary 5 per cent. dividend, making 10 per cent. in all. The Western Branch Office of the Corporation is at 34, Corn-street, Bristol.
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