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A GLANCE AROUND CADOXTOH, BARRY, AND BA^Y DOCK. IT WILL PAY YOU to have your Watch and Clock Repairs clone by a practical Watchmaker. This you can do by sending your Watch and Clock Repairs to W. COOMBS, Market Chambers, Barry, 10 years first-class experience, late with Mr J. Hettich 30, Queen-street, Cardiff [60 Strengthen and renovate the system after the trials of the past winter, by taking a course of Gwilym Evans' Quinine Bitters. It is unanimously admitted by all who have given it a fair trial, that there is no tonic preparation yet discovered so unfailing and 10 1 efficacious. See advt. page. [17 TEMPERANCE COUNCIL. A meeting was held in connection with the above at the Bible Christian Chapel, Barry Dock. The chair being occupied by Mr. J. Flowers. Amongst those present were Mrs. Inglis, Mrs. and Mias Rutter, Rev. J. Honey, Messrs. J. Inglis (secretary), J. Cruise (assistant secretary), Dewar, Smith, J. 0. Davies, Mr. and Mrs. Murphy, S. Davies, S. Lewis, J. Marsh, Robbins, Nicholas. &c. Bfter a few remarks from the Rev. Canon Alien who was obliged to leave, the Chairman called upon the Rev. J. Honey to read his paper on the Licensing Laws," which we shall publish in our next issue. A lively discussion afterwards took place, in which several took part, and the following resolution was proposed by Mr. J. Inglis :—" That in the opinion of this meeting the principle of the Local Veto Bill is wprthy of our hearty support, and with the addition of some improvements in committee, we earnestly hope that it will pass successfully through all its stages, and become law in our land. And that this meeting decides that this resolution be forwarded to our representative in Parliament requesting him to give it his hearty support.The resolution was carried unanimously.—A vote of thanks was then passed to the Rev. J. Honey for his excellent paper, and the singing of the doxology terminated the meeting. LENTEN SERVICES. During Lent, services will be held every Wed- nesday at 8 o'clock, either in the Church or Parish- hall, Barry. The preachers will be as follows-On the 15th and 22nd, lay readers of the district; on the 29th, Rev. Mr. Price. PROPOSED BAZAAR AND SALE OF WORK AT BARRY. The sale of work in connection with the Barry Parish Church, which it was proposed to have at Easter has been postponed to the 28th of September. By that time it is hoped to have a grand bazaar. All willing parishoners are wanted to be on the Committee, the first meeting of which has been held. BARRY PARISH CHURCH. The Barry Parish Church Magazine, in its issue for the present month, says In the last number we were able to state that our Men's Bible Class was increasing rapidly. Now, we are very glad to say that an experienced and energetic lady of our Church has undertaken to take charge of a Bible Class for Young Women in the Parish Hall, every Sunday afternoon at half-past two. There are many members of the congregation that have ser- vants. I wonder if they look after their spiritual interests, and see that they also keep the Sunday holy. At any rate, with one or two exceptions, they are seldom seen at public worship. This does not speak too well for the masters. If they let their household see what a great help the teaching of our Scriptural Church is to lead a holy life, their example would be irresistible, and they would inevitably follow it. Every householder should be able to say," Be ye followers of me, even as I am of Christ." Masters are in a way respon- sible to our Creator for their servants. We are commanded to rest in order to keep Sunday holy, and also to see that our servants do likewise. Those who have servants could not do better than advise them to attend the newly-formed Bible Class, where they may be taught carefully the way to Heaven. The Church is the most democratic institution in the world it gathers in of every kind, both bad and good,' and endeavours to make both better. Nobody can complain nowadays of scarcity of good, sound literature. We have now A very nice Parish Library of more than 150 volumes. Subscribers pay Id. a month, and may change their books every Monday from 6 to 7. Any additions made to the library in the way of interesting and useful books will be thankfully re- ceived and acknowledged." PAY UP NOW. Mr. C. Howe, rate-collector, appeared at the Barry Dock Police-court, and prosecuted a number of people in arrears with their rates.-Orders were made. THE CASE WAS ADJOURNED. Mary Jane Cronin. single woman, Graving Dock- street, summoned Edward Hayes at Barry Dock Police-court to show cause why he should not con- tribute towards the support of her illegitimate child, of which he was the father.-Arthur Dickens having proved seeing prosecutrix and defendant together on various occasions, the case was adjourned. HE DID NOT GET THE SHEEP. William Carroll, Pencoitre, was charged at Barry Police-court with keeping a dog which had damaged two sheep, the property of William E. Brock, farmer, of Cadoxton, on the 23rd ult.- Prosecutor proved seeing the dog worrying his sheep on the date mentioned, and damaging two ewes in lamb to the extent of 35s.-Defendant was ordered to pay X2 and costs.-Defendant asked if he was to have the sheep, but he did not get them.. BUSINESS ON THEIR OWN ACCOUNT. John Smith appeared at the Barry Police-court -charged with poaching on lands at the Warren, Pendoylan, belonging to Mr. Insole, in pursuit of game, and with assaulting a gamekeeper, on Mon- day last.-Defendant also pleaded guilty, and was fined 13s. and costs, or 10 days.—Edward DavieS and Edward Williams were summoned for a similar offence at the same time and place.—Police- constable Harris proved the case, and warrants were issued. THEFT OF A COAT AT CADOXTON. At the Penarth Police Court on Monday—before Mr. Howells-Robert Jones, a dissipated-looking old man, was charged with stealing a coat, value 18s. lid., from the premises belonging to Mr, Evan Thomas, outfitter, London House, Cadoxton, on Saturday night last. The following evidence was taken:—Trevor Thomas, apprentice at London House, Cadoxton, ia the employ of Mr. Evan 'Thomas, said he missed the coat on Saturday night last. The coat had been hung up in the doorway and he saw it there at ten. He misscdthe coat at 10.50. A young girl told him the coat had been taken, and in company with Police-constable Phillips, Cadox- ton, he went in search of prisoner and found him in Lower Harvey-street, wearing the stolen coat (produced). The coat was worth 18s. lid. When the constable asked prisoner to come with him he asked him what he wanted of him.-Prisoner pleaded guilty, and was remanded to the Cadoxton Police-court, where on Thursday he was fined 30s. or 14 days. MR. J. ROBINSON'S TESTIMONIAL MOVEMENT. A general meeting of the promoters of the public testimonial to Mr. John Robinson, M.Inst.C.E., chairman of the Barry and Cadoxton Local and Burial Boards, on the occasion of his approaching departure from the district, will be held at Harry's Kestaurant, Barry Dock, on Monday evening next, at eight o'clock, when the presence of all who feel an interest in the movement is respectfully invited. Subscriptions received at all the local banks. DARING THEFT AT CADOXTON. On Friday last a rather darirg thef, took plae from the swaet shop of Mr. Da^ es, Vere-stree;. Some giPSI children stole in, c the :!hoPI war.kg.! around the counter, opened the door of the window partition, and took out a quantity fo toffee, with which they made of. Some persons walking down Vere-street noticed some gipsy girls eating toffee, but by the time Mrs Davies had discovered the theft the thieves had dis- appeared. CONFIRMATION. To-day (Friday) the Bisho-p of Llandaff will hold a confirmation at St. Mary's Church, Holton-road, Barry Dock at 11.30. GAS EXHIBITION. On Tuesday next and the three following days the Barry and Cadoxton Gas and Water Company propose holding a gas exhibition at the Market- hall, Barry, when Mrs. Thwaites, of Liverpool, will deliver a course of cookery lectures. We need scarcely inform our readers that Mrs. Thwaite, who visited the district last year, is one of the most popular and instructive demonstrators known. The Gas Company have made very elaborate arrangements for illustrating the great advan- tages to be derived, at little cost, from the use of gas for domestic purposes. By its use hot water can be always obtained for washing, while the gas y 11 fires are essential to comfort both for cooking or other purposes. During- the summer months a great saving of fuel can be effected by their use, where, by the use of cowl, the fire would have to be kept all day. ANCIENT ORDER OF DRUIDS. A smoking concert in connection with the above was held at the Victoria Hotel, Barry Dock, on Tuesday night, when Mr. Harper presided in the absence of Dr. Powell. A very enjoyable evening was spent, and among those who took part were Messrs. R. Jones, W. Lewis, Sainsbury, A. Williams, W. C. Gilbert, R, Bowen, Fitzpatrick, J. Freeman, W. Lewis, E. Earfield, Speck, Jones, Marsh, and W. Burrows. THE" G ARM OK SOCIETY. A meeting of the" Garrick Society was held on Wednesday evening, and another will be held at the Public-hall, Vere-street, on Tuesday evening next, at eight p.m. Amongst the business then to be done is the final selection of works to be performed at the forthcoming performance, Mr. B. G. Davies was elec ed chairman. It is hoped that there will be a large attendance on Tuesday evening of all ladies and gentlemen interested in histrionic matters. VOLUNTEER SUPPER. On Wednesday evening the annual supper in connection with the 11th Company 2nd Glamorgan Volunteer Artillery was held at the Picnic-hall,, Cadoxton, Captain Handcock presided, being supported by Major Fry, Captain Thomas, the Rev. E. Morris, and Sergeant-Major Aitkens, R.A. The catering was excellently carried out by Mr. H. Chappell, of the Wenvoe Hotel, Cadoxton. A full report of the proceedings will appear in the Star next week. STAR OF BARRY LODGE I.O.G.T. A large number of the members of the St. David's Lodge, Cadoxton, paid a. visit to the above lodge on Tuesday last, in response to an invitation sent them. Bro. W. W. Fooke, C.T., of St. David's Lodge, presided, and the room was crowded to excess. Two members were initiated and five pro- posed. At present the names of no less than a dozen candidates are before the lodge for initia- tion. Bro. Robins read a communication from the Benefactor of Mankind Lodge, East Cornwall, which was ef a very encouraging character. Bro. Conniers reported, on behalf of the committee ap- pointed to arrange for the temperance meeting to be held in the Wesleyan Chapel, Barry, on March 18, when the Good Templars of the district will be on the platform, and addresses will be delivered by the Executive officers of this district, and solos rendered by the members of the Star of Barry and" St. David's Lodge. Bro. Robins urged the members to attend in good numbers, so as to make the meeting a grand success. After the business had been disposed of, solos were rendered in a most acceptable manner by Sisters A. Jenkins, Gear, Dure, and E. Jenkins. Bro. Fookes also gave a song, after which Bro. Horsey and Fookes gave excellent and stirring addresses. Sister E. Robins was the accompanist.-An unanimous vote of thanks was then given to the members of the Cadoxton Lodge for the very able manner in which they entertained the Barry Lodge, which was responded to by Bro. Fookes.—The proceed- ings then terminated.-The item on the programme for next week is a paper by Bro. Emery, of Cardiff. BARRY CRICKET CLUB. A general meeting in connection with the above club will be held at the Sea View Restaurant, Barry, on Monday next at 7.30 p.m. All cricket enthusiasts are requested to attend. ST. PATRICK'S DAY CELEBRATION. We have pleasure in drawing particular atten- tion to the annual dinner and dance to be held at the Witchell Hotel, Cadoxton, on the 16th inst. (St. Patrick's Eve) celebration, We are assured that no effort will be spared by the committee to make it a great success. In the past it has been make it a great success. In the past it has been looked upon as one of the events of the year, and we have every reason to believe that on this occa- sion everything will, if not excelled, be equalled. At the conclusion of the dinner there will be dancing, admission to which will be by the dinner tickets. ST. DAVID'S LODGE, LO.G.T. On Thursday last the members of the above lodge held their annual tea and social evening in the Assembly-rooms of the Shaftesbury Temperance Hotel. A very large number were present, among whom were a very fair sprinkling of visitors. The greatest praise is due to Messrs. Lewis and Davies for their admirable catering, which gave great satisfaction. After tea the tables were cleared away, and a variety of parlour games were indulged in, and solos were also rendered as follows— Somebody," Sister Smith Within a mile of Edinbro' town," Sister A. Jenkins "Playmates," Mr. Abel; The little old log eabin," Bro. Henry Richards; Comrades," Bro. Wallace Davies; Bro. Dunn recited Burgen on the Rhine." This concluded one of the most enjoyable evenings ever spent in this lodge, and it is hoped that many will be encouraged to join the Order. PRESBYTERIAN DISCUSSION CLASS. At the weekly meeting of this class on Monday evening Mr. Samuel Griffiths read a very able paper on "Congregational Singing." The paper was of an extremely interesting character, and at the conclusion of the meeting a vote of thanks was unanimously given to the essayist. PLEASANT SUNDAY AFTERNOON SERVICES. On Sunday afternoon the third Pleasant Sunday Afternoon Service in connection with the Men's Bible Class was held at the Congregational Church, Barry. Mr. S. A. Williams, the leader of the class, presided, and the principal item of the programme, the address, was delivered by the Rev. Christmas Lewis to a very good attendance. The members of the class have learned with regret that owing to indisposition, Mr. S. A. Williams is compelled for a time to give up the leadership of the class. It is hoped that Mr. Williams will soon re-gain his wonted health, and be enabled to take an active share in the workings of the class again. NEW CARRIAGES ON THE BARRY RAILWAY. During the last few days several new sets of third-class carriages have been added to those already on the Barry Company's line. They are an advance on those already in use, and quite equal to the present second-class carriages. EXTENSION OF THE BARRY COMPANY'S WORKS. The Barry Company has decided to erect a large smiths'shop, sheds, &c., adjoining the present shops. This addition to the present accommodation, we understand, is on account of the large increase of work. DISESTABLISHMENT. The Cadoxton Wesleyan Mutual Improvement Society on Wednesday eyeaiug dkcusisecl tion of Disestablishment, and unanimously decided hi its favour. MINERVA DANCING CLASS. A very enjoyable and successful fancy dress ball was held at the Barry Hotel on Wednesday, March 8, from 50 to 60 being present. Some of the costumes worn were exceedingly pretty, especially those of the ladies. Miss Mathews, as My Sweet- heart," looked sweetly pretty, as did Miss Paul and Miss Davies (Barry) also Miss Parsons-a Greek girl-was simply charming. Amongst the gentlemen worth special mention was Mr. C. Masters as a Jockey, who called back recollections of Fred Archer. Mr. Jack Adams as a Cricketer, in his coat of many colours," was very conspicuous, and also Mr. Finney as Mephistopheles and Pillar Box combined was very taking." Mr. H. H. Paul was jester sort of man for the character. Amongst others present who deserves mentioning were Miss James, "Daisy"; Mr. Newman, Cricketer; Mr. F. Paul, Spanish prince Mr. A. L. M. Bonn, German onicer Mr. Duffett, Cyclist; Miss Jefferys, Gipsy; Mr. Horsey, Cricketer; Miss Dolly Paul, Tina Miss Merryman, Tennis; Mr. Burnett, Clown; Miss Evans (Cardiff), Flower Girl Mr. A. W. Paul, Cricket; Miss Williams, Welsh girl Mr. Thorpe, Tennis Miss Masters, Sailoress; Mr. James, Tennis; Miss C. Morgan, Knight," and last but not least Mr. W. H. Taylor, as a Life Guardsman. The following ladies and gentlemen were present in the 19th century costume :—Miss Rathbone, Mr. James, Mr. W. Davies. Mrs. Burnett, Mr. Dyer, Mrs. Dyer, Mr. S. Davies, and Miss Davies, Mr. T. C. Thomas, Miss L. Williams, Miss Williams, Mr. Greener, and Miss Morgan. Dancing was kept up to until five a.m. Mr. C. Masters, assisted by Mr. H. H. Paul, very ably acted as M.C's. The band consisted of Mr. W. T. Llewellyn and Mr. Roberts. Secretary, Mr. J. Adams treasurer, Mr. F. W. Paul.-This con- cluded the season's dances in connection with this class. LOOK NEXT WEEK For an Account of Mr. Darlington's Visit to Cadox- ton. Crowded out.
BARRY AND CADOXTON LOCAL BOARD.
BARRY AND CADOXTON LOCAL BOARD. IMPORTANT MEETING. On Tuesday afternoon a monthly meeting of the Local Board was held in the Board Room, Cadox- ton. Dr. O'Donnell was voted to the chair, and there were also present General Lee, Mr. Alderman Meggitt, Mr. Benjamin Lewis, Mr. William Thomas, Mr. Joshua Barstow, Mr. J. J. Williams Mr. Arthur Hughes (clerk), Dr. Neale (medical officer), Mr. C. Howe (collector),Inspector Leyshon, and Mr. C. Pardoe (surveyor). The minutes of the last ordinary and special Board meetings were read and confirmed. FINANCIAL MATTERS. General Lee moved the adaption of the report of the Finance Committee. He begged to call atten- tion to the resolution which the committee had passed that for the future all members appointed on deputations should be remunerated at no certain rate. It would be more satisfactorily for all parties. The committee thought they should recommend the Board to allow a guinea if a member was away a night and day, or ten shillings if he was away only a day, and second-class rail- way fare. With reference to the Parliamentary bills, the clerk showed them the bills, and sug- gested that they be taxed by the regular taxing master, and when they received them back a special meeting of the Finance Committee would be held to consider one of the items. The Clerk made charges, and the question for them to decide was whether some of the items came within the clerk's work. The clerk was perfectly willing to leave the matter in their hands. They had thought it advisable to authorise Messrs. Dagnall to obtain the loan at £3128. 6d. They had always used the Board well. Then they thought they might reasonably suggest the opening of a Registry Office or Labour Bureau. It did not deal with tradesmen, nor interfere with Trades Unions, it was more for employers to have a centre where they might get workmen. The Surveyor was in- terested in the matter, and was quite willing for the Board to open it at his office. The experiment would probably cost £10, or perhaps less. Mr. J. J. Williams seconded. Mr. William Thomas said he should like to know the reason why that resolution (with regard to deputations) had been passed. General Lee Certain charges were made for members' expenses, you are one amongst them, and some discussion as to a reasonable charge took place it was thought by the committee it would be pleasanter for everybody in future to know what they may ask for. There was no re- flection on anybody. Mr. William Thomas thought there was a reflec- tion. The Chairman said as one of the deputation he thought Mr. William Thomas had a right to call attention to it. Several items had been challenged. Mr. Thomas I find that in the Cardiff papers. Dr. O'Donnell: Yes, Mr. William Thomas', Dr. Neale's. and my own name were mentioned. Mr. Barstow Are we responsible for the Cardiff paper? Mr. Thomas said he was one of the victims of the bit of scandal. They had charged the usual fare, a guinea, the second class, fare, and besides that they had charged a guinea a day, which he thought was not much. He knew that he was more than five g-uineas out of pocket when he returned, and he did not see why a reflection should be made upon them. Mr. George Thomas was away, and Rot a word was said about it. The Clerk Mr. Thomas's bill is included in the list of bills. Mr. William Thomas thought it was very unfair. He should not forget it when the time came. He begged to move that the resolution with regard to the free registry be eliminated from the minutes. He did not see why the Local Board should go into such a thing. No one seconded Mr. Thomas's amendment, and the Finance Committee's minutes were adopted. PUBLIC WORKS. Mr. William Thomas proposed the adoption of the two reports of the Public Works Committee. Mr. Barstow seconded. The Chairman explained that the Committee had recommended that a clerk of the works should be advertised for for the Beggars Well-road, because it was some distance away, a large sum of money would be expended, and the Surveyor in- formed them that he would not be able to spare any of his staff to exercise supervision. There were two culv6rts to be constructed. Mr. Barstow questioned whether it would be desirable to appoint a clerk of the works at pre- sent, or for some months to come. He begged to move that a clerk of the works be not advertised for. The Chairman pointed out to Mr. Barstow that he had seconded the adoption of the minutes, and could not, therefore, move an amendment. The Surveyor said it was impossible at present for one of his staff to be present on the road. The Chairman believed that at present the Board were undertaking a larger number of private im- provements than the staff could see to. Mr. Benjamin Lewis thought it was no use to cut down one month, and put on the next. The Clerk said the cost would be taken out of the private improvement charges. The report was then adopted. THE HEALTH COMMITTEE'S REPORT. The Chairman moved the adoption of the Health Committee's report. Mr. William Thomas seconded. Mr. Lewis said the committee had a report from the deputation. Unfortunately he was not able to be present at the meeting, and did not know anything about the great benefits to be derived from deputation. It was only right that the Board should know. Mr. Meggitt thought the Board should have a report. The Chairman briefly repeated his report as given to the Health Committee. General Lee asked whether anything was said about a central authority for dealing with the cholera. The Chairman: There was a debate, and the solicitor to the Corporation said the Local Govern- ment Board could not entertain any proposal of the kind. WHO IS RESPONSIBLE. The Chairman also mentioned that all efforts to see the Cardiff Corporation on the Cardiff Health Committee had proved futile. Several members of the Board he had seen, and they were prepared to raise a question when the minutes of the Health Committee were brought before the Cardiff corporation. Whether it was desirable for them to take that course it was for the BOLJrd to say. General Lee said what he had heard brought home to him more and more strongly the necessity that the Government should appoint a central authority to deal with cholera. He felt quite certain that until the Government appointed such a central Imperial authority to deal with the whole of the ports, no concerted action could be taken. He could not help thinking but that their deputa- tion, to say the very least, had been treated in a very unstatesmanlike manner by the Cardiff Cor- poration or Health Committee. He thought they should write to the Local Government Board and see if some pressure could not be brought to bear upon them. A long discussion ensued, and ultimately the Clerk's advice was taken that the Local Govern- ment Board inquiry should be hurried on into the Local Board's petition to be appointed Port Sani- tary Authority. THE RESIGNATION OF THE COLLECTOR. Mr. C. Howe, the collector of the Local Board, tendered his registration of his office. On the proposition of General Lee, the matter was referred to a special meeting the Finance Committee, to be held on Friday next. THE BARRY HARBOUR SEWER. A letter was read from Messrs. Downing and Handcock, solicitor to the Barry Company, stating that the Company's engineers had looked into the matter and found that the route proposed by the Company would not cost £ 1,000, but only about £200. In order that the Board might do it as economically as possible the Company were will- ing for them at a bend in the road to cross their property. The matter was referred to the Public Works Committee. THE RETURNING OFFICER. General Lee was appointed returning officer for the approaching Local Board election. PRIVATE IMPROVEMENTS. Tenders for private improvements in Begger's Well-road, Morel and Pyke-streets were opened, and the lowest in each case was accepted. Mr. Rutter securing the Morel and Pyke-streets contract at £830 19s. 9d. (Newbridge stone), £ 763 8s. 9d. (granolithic), and Z127 Os. lid. (back- bone); and Mr. E. J. Ince secured the Beggar's Well-road, at £2,486 Is. 5Jd.
BARRY AND DISTRICT TRADES…
BARRY AND DISTRICT TRADES COUNCIL, Under the presidency of Mr. Harper, the fort- nightly meeting of the above council was heftd at the Victoria Hotel, Holton, last Friday evening. In addition to the president, there were present Mr. J. Harrison (vice-president), Mr. J. Rees (secretary), Mr. Thomas (assistant secretary), Messrs. T. Rendell, T. S. Thomas, Thomas Dyke, J. Lovering, R. Davies, W. Copp, T. Henson, Ivor LI. Thomas, J. H. Morris, J. Tutton, and E. Jones. PRIZE DRAWING. The roll having been called, and the minutes of the previous meeting read and confirmed, Mr. Rees stated that the special meeting convened on the previous Monday for furthering Mr. H. Davies' prize drawing was so meagrely attended that nothing of definite nature had been decided upon. Mr. J. Lovering stated that he had seeured an article suitable for a prize, which he had brought to the special meeting referred to. The Council, feeling that the keenest interest ought to be shown in Mr. Davies' welfare, resolved to approach the tradespeople of the district, and urge upon them the desirability and utility of their co-operation in this matter, by contributing of their goods as prizes-for instance, a grocer might offer a ham, or a clothier a suit of clothes, &c. It was deemed expedient to set about the work systematically, and the under-mentioned gentlemen volunteered to canvass the district as follows :—Cadoxton, Messrs. J. Rees and T. S. Thomas; Holton, Messrs. J. Lovering and J. Tutton Barry, Messrs. Burgess and J. Price Local and School Boards, Messrs. W. Copp, T. Thomas, and T. Henson. THE QUESTION OF CENTRAL CLASSES. Mr. Rees reported that the School Board had determined to defer the establishment of central classes for a few months. TEACHING WELSH IN SCHOOLS. Instructions were given to the Board member to vote for Dr. Edwards' motion re the introduction of Welsh into the schools as a specific subject, Mr. Rees having pledged himself to such a course in his election address. A CLERK OF WORKS WANTED. The advisability of appointing a clerk of works for the Barry Infants' Schools about to be erected was considered, and the Council decided, through its representative, to bring the matter before the notice of the Board. The nature of some of the school buildings amply proving the wisdom of p adopting such a course. SEAMEN AND THEIR WAGES. Messrs. Harrison, J. H. Morris, and E. Jones having dealt exhaustively with the hardship sailors underwent at the present time owing to the reduction in their wages, it was pointed out that sailors often had to ship without receiving an advance note, consequently having to leave their families unprovided for, and dependent upon parochial authorities. The following resolution touching the matter was unanimously passed :— That this Councils strongly condems the action of a, section of the shipowning fraternity in seeking for a reduction of seamen's wages from £ 4 5s. per month to £ 3 10s. to Y.3 15s for A.B.'s and firemen respectively, and are of opinion that such action is unjustifiable, considering the dangerous nature of their employment and their condition of life generally, they being unable to provide for those dependent upon them on such paltry pittance, the result being against the interests of the majority of the ratepayers. THE LOCAL BOARD ELECTION. The advisability or otherwise of running a labour candidate at the approaching Local Board election occupied considerable time, some being of opinion that the branches ought to be consulted on the matter, whilst others thought delay was dangerous. Eventually it was unanimously decided to invite Mr. Gilead Brock, the late treasurer of the Council. te contest, under the auspices of the Council, one of the wards-probably the East Ward, which includes -the major part of Cadoxton, of which place Mr. Brock has been a resident nearly all his lifetime. BURIAL BOARD ELECTION. The Secretary was instructed to send to the Echo the names of the candidates the Council intended putting forward for the Burial Board honours, and urge upon the working men rates payers the importance of presenting themselves in order to support the Labour members. The nominees of the Council are as follows :—Cadoxton Parish, Messrs. J. Harrison and T. Thomas, and W. Thomas (auctioneer) Merthyrdoven, F. Burgess and J. C. Prince Barry, W. Thomas. The gratify- ing announcement was made that the Star authorities had vevy generously granted a reduction of 8s. 3d. in the Council's printing bills. Other matters of a private nature were dealt with, and the meeting ter ruinated.
Those gentlemen who take a long walk on Sun- days and claim a drink as bona-ficle travellers will no doubt be interested with the statement made on Friday last by Mr. H. Gladstone in the House with regard to that question. He stated that the effect of the recent decision in regard to bona-fide travellers was that if the primary object of a journey was to obtain liquor the person was not a bona-jide traveller. This appeared to be a clear and intelligible rule, and not to require further definition by legislation,
AROUND PENARTH. HE WAS DRUNK. Thomas Donhoe, commission agent, on Monday at the Police-court, was charged with being drunk on. the 25th ult. at Penarth. Sergeant Sanson proved the case, and prisoner was fined 5s. and costs. TRAVELLER AND HIS WIFE. Mrs. Donoghue, a respectably-dressed woman, living in Clive-road, Penarth, applied to Mr. Howells, the only magistrate sitting at the police court on Monday, for a protection order against her husband, Thomas Donoghue, a commercial traveller. Applicant stated that her husband was continually assaulting her, and was frequently drunk. He had not struck her lately, but he had pushed her about the house and threatened her. She was afraid to remain in the house with him.- A summons, returnable at Penarth next Monday, was issued.-Subsequently he was charged by Sergeant Sansom with being drunk in the streets on Thursday. Defendant, in extenuation, pleaded he had been to Cardiff and met a few friends.-He was fined 5s. and costs. PENARTH DOCK TAKES A RECORD. In loading the steamer Ashdene last week the Taff Vale Railway Company have made a record at the Penarth Dock. The steamer commenced load- ing at six o'clock, and sailed at ten o'clock, having taken on board 1,424 tons of coal from one tip. This is the shortest time in which such a quantity of coal has been shipped at Penarth. SOMEONE WANTED. Mr. Ephraim Harris, auctioneer and commission agent, Penarth, gave information to the local police on Monday to the effect that a day or two ago, during his absence from home, his office, No. 100, Glebe-street, was broken into, and a large quantity of stationery and other goods was stolen. The robbery, Mr. Harris stated, must have been committed in broad daylight. The police are actively working up the matter. THE LOCAL BOARD. The members of this Board held their usual monthly meeting on Monday night, Mr. Pile pre- siding.-The Medical Officer presented his annual report, and stated that the sanitary condition of the district was very pure, and the mortality for the preceding year very low, 190 deaths making a rate of 15-2 per 1,000, notwithstanding a great number of zymotic disease, including 163 cases of scarlet fever. The number of births was 394, 201 males and 193 females, the rate being 31'5 per 1,000. He impressed upon the Board the vital necessity, in view of a small-pox and oholera visita- tion, of providing an isolation hospital, and would hail with great satisfaction the new bye-laws, making it compulsory for house-drainage to have proper intercepting syphons. It was an anomaly also that part of the docks was under the jurisdic- tion of the Cardiff Port Sanitary Authority, and that in the event of a eontagious diseases arising there, his duties would be very hard.—A letter was received from the relict of Mr. J. P. Jones, thanking the Board for its expression of sympathy in her late bereavement.—Mr. Roberts presented a petition signed by a hundred residents in West Cottages, praying the Board to have the bridge over the level crossing recently erected by the Taff Vale Railway removed, as being dangerous to children and an inconvenience to pedestrians, and to compel the railway company to re-open the immemorial right of way which had now been blocked up.-The Board instructed Mr. J. W. Morris to write Mr. Beasley for a final letter as to the company's intention. — The meeting was adjourned for a week. TEA AND ENTERTAINMENT. A tea and entertainment, with magic lantern, have been given to over a hundred children attending Plassey-street Baptist Chapel Band of Hope. Every arrangement was successfully carried out. PEPPER'S GHOST. Rosini's Royal Spectral Opera Company visited Andrews'-hall this week, and had good houses. They selected for performance that powerful drama, East Lynne," and carried it through very successfully.
" VOICES FROM AFAR."
VOICES FROM AFAR." [BY THE MAN IN THE MOON.] AFTER ELECTION MEETING. Mr. Y. Were you at our meeting last night 1 It was fine fun. Mr. Z. No, but I heard that the gentleman was quite up to date. Mr. Y. Yes, but wnat do you think of your friend the doctor ? Mr. Z.: What did he say. Mr. Y. Why, he said if we have any more doctors on our local bodies we should all get in a decline or a slow species of consumption. IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN AT A BARRY RATEPAYERS' MEETING. A. Don't nominate our candidate too soon. B. Why A. Keep him back or he will have to speak first. B.: But he can speak all right. A.: That is all very well, but put some questions to the other chap, and we shall then get our man to frame his-answers accordingly. HEARD ON THE MOORS. He Not- talk so loud my love, or Mr. Gadabout will put you in" Round the Towns." She Mr. Gadabout be bothered. You cannot laugh now but he puts you down in his book. He must be a nasty man. He Never mind, now. He will not see that. (A sound like the clicking of a garden gate followed.) HEARD IN THE THEATRE. Macbeth: Hang out your banners on the out- ward walls. Tradesman (in body of hall) Of course I do. I advertise on the front page of the Star. AT BARRY ISLAND ON SUNDAY LAST. A young Lady I do hope the Barry Company I will be quick and get their electric railway ready. Her Sweetheart Why, do you want electric shocks? OVERHEARD ON THE RAILWAY. Commercial Traveller Have you heard the latest from Barry ? 2nd C. T. No what is new down there now ? 1st C. T. Oh, I heard this afternoon that the Company had decided to advertise for a couple of gangs- of men. 2nd C. T. What is their object in doing so ? 1st C. T. Why, to beat the dust out of the cushions of the railway carriages. 2nd C. T. I am pleased to hear you say so, and trust that the clouds will soon roll by.
VOLUNTEER INTELLIGENCE. —,———.— 11TH COMPANY, 2ND GLAMORGAN ARTIL- LERY VOLUNTEERS. COMPANY ORDERS.—Drills for the week com- mencing 13th March, 1893 :— Monday 13th-Gun Drill. Wednesday, 15th-Carbine and Company Drill. Friday, 17th.—Gun Drill. The Annual Inspection of Clothing 3 ill tal, e lace on the 20th March. Hours of Drills, 7.30 to 8.30 p.m. By Order, (Signed) J. JUST HANDCOCK,Capt. Commanding lith Co npaay 2ad G.V. >.• ¡,c, Barry Dock.
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