REVIEWS. .e- CASSELL'S PUBLICATIONS for April are of the greatest interest, and are suitable for all classes of readers. We have received copies of several of their works, and find them to contain information that cannot fail to interest, instruct, and amuse all who care to peruse them. Much profitable reading is to be found within the pages of Work," •' Cassell's Saturday Journal." Cassell's Family Magazine," The Quiver." "The Magazine of Art," Chums," &c. We would call special attention to the two former publications, and the article entitled Tommy Atkins and Trade" will be read with interest, not only by our soldiering friends but by all who take a delight in learning how money is made by odd and unthought-of means. A Ratepayers' Dodge of Making Money is also very entertaining, while the lu cid manner in which the writer deals with the means of providing fresh air for the Houses of Parliament commends itself to all, who have ever thought of the dust that is kicked up upon the floor of your legislative chamber. Work is a journal that has endeared itself to the hearts of tho3e who delight in seeking knowledge. Its pages are full of hints upon the making of almost everything. This month's number deals with, among other things, the art of colouring in prospective drawings, while the following extract cannot fail to be of interest to those who are anxious to make their homes neat and pleasant to the eye RULE FOR HANGING PICTURES.—A good rule for hanging pictures is to fix them with the centre of the picture at a level with the eye— i.e., about 5ft. 3in. from the floor. Supposing the picture to be hung at this height, the superiority of the rail is noticeable over the old method of hanging them to nails at about ceiling level; there is not such a display of cord, and the pictures hang more securely. liTHE NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL UNION CARLE. —No. 1 of the above paper, which is edited by the Earl of Winchilsea, is to hand, and in its pages much of interest to farmers and our agriculturist readers is to be found. It is a weekly publication, price Id., and is devoted entirely to the interests of agriculture. In addition to reports, &c. of the trade, there are many well written articles upon topics that cannot fail to be of interest to our agriculturing readers. _u_
INDIGESTION IS THE BANJS OF LIFE, AND CAUSES MANY DISORDERS. DAHL'S DYSPEPSIA CAKES ARE THE NATURAL REMEDY. Absolutely free from all Drugs, they ant as a gentle laxative. and keep the organs in healthy condition. Prescribed by many leading physicians. Used by the Empress Eugenie. Boxes, 2/6, of all Chemists, Or ivom Dahllq Agoi-icy, 41, Ea.stcheap, E.C. DO you desir'e to realise the best possible prices and secare a numerous company when you dispose of your Landed Estate, Freehold Property, Stock Merchandise, or Household Furniture ? — See that your Advertisements are inserted in the South Wales Star f »,
MR. A. J. WILLIAMS, M.P., AT PENYGRAIG. ENTHUSIASTIC PROCEEDINGS. On Tuesday evening a crowded meeting of the electors of the South Glamorganshire Division was held at Tai Schools, Penygraig, under the presidency of Councillor Idris Williams (Porth), to hear an address by Mr. A. J. Williams, M P. Alderman Moses moved a. resolution in favour of the Suspensory Bill, and it was supported by Mr. W. Mayne and the Rev. Mr. Davies, Williams- town. Mr, Arthur J. Williams, M.P., in supporting the resolution, explained the provisions of the Bill, and remarked that he had very little doubt that the Second Chamber would reject first of all the Government of Ireland Bill, and also the Sus- pensory Bill, if they passed through the Houae of Commons. Personally, he was glad they were APPROACHING THE GREAT ISSUE between the people and the hereditary body. (Cheers.) He wanted to have that matter settled one way or another; and he knew how it would be settled and the sooner it was settled the better for the country. (Loud cheers.) It would be better for Wales and better for the future of the Liberal party. (Cheers.) He had received a num- ber of letters from different parties stating that the Suspensory Bill, if it became law, would injure religion but he did not believe that. The Church of Ireland sustained a great strain when it was disestablished, but, from all accounts, it after- wards regained its vitality and its vigour, and its power increased considerably. (Cheers.) The Church in Wales had his entire sympathy. It had been in swaddling clothes for centuries, and the Liberal party asked her to cast aside the support to which she was not entitled and sustain herself. (Cheers.) THE 31 WELSH LIBERAL MEMBERS HAD MADE UP THEIR MINDS to render most cordial support to the Bill, and he ventured to state that the Liberal Government had not a more sturdy lot of Radicals than these Welsh members. (Loud cheers.) It was scarcely to be credited that any Nonconformists had signed a petition against the Suspensory Bill, which was only a preliminary act of justice to themselves. Their opponents might obtain thousands upon thousands of signatures, but his answer to them was—he had thirty determined colleagues out of the thirty-four members representing Wales. (Cheers.) He believed that the Government would live for several years, and before the dissolution it would have achieved greater <vork. more enduring and monumental work, than any known in the his- tory of this country, and in the history of man- kind. (Loud cheers.)
DINAS POWIS HIGHWAY BOARD. The monthly meeting of the Dinas Powis High- way Board was held on Wednesday last at the St. Nicholas Court-house. General Lee presided, there being also present Mr. John Cory, J.P., Mr. D. T. Alexander, Mr. William Thomas (Sully), Mr. W. D. Huntley, Mr. R. Lougher, Mr. O. Williams, Mr. J. Thomas, Mr. R. M. Savours, Mr. D. W. Savours, Mr. E. Thomas, Mr. Oliver Thomas, Mr. D. Evans, Mr. D. Lougher, Mr. Thomas (Llantrithyd), Mr. John Morris (clerk), and Mr. F. Laurens (surveyor). Tenders for the maintenance and repair of the roads were opened, and the following accepted Llancarvan, Mr. William Davies: Leckwith, Mr. John Morgan Llantrithyd, Mr. Edward Thomas Michaelstone-le-Pit, Mr. Edmund Lewis West St. Donatt's, Mr. William Evans Sully and Laver- nock, Mr. Jacob Ridant Porthkerry, Mr. Timothy Sheen Dinas Powis, Mr. Edmund Lewis Log- wood Road, Mr. W. Griffiths; Wenvoe, Mr. Rees John St. Lythan's, Mr. George Thomas Pen- mark, Mr. W. James and Pendoylan, Mr. William Evans. The Surveyor reported that he had been to St. Nicholas, and viewed the land on Mrs. Thomas' farm, ever which the contractor had hauled stones, and, with the consent of two guardians who were with him, recommended that she should be given £ 5 compensation. The Board decided to do this. The Surveyor reported that the Romilly Estate owners had given three months' notice of the in- tention to dedicate a portion of the road running through Porthkerry Park to the public, and asking that it might be taken over by the Board as a highway, to be kept in repair by the Board. The road was 1,483 yards in length, of the average width of 10 feet. Mr. Cory questioned whether the road was much improved by the Romilly Estate, especially in winter. Mr. Alexander remarked that is was within their discretion whether they took over the road. Mr. Cory had raised a very important point, and it transpires that only a portion of this road was intended to be dedicated to the public use. It would be a great disadvantage, to his mind, if only a portion of the road was taken over. The Board decided that the matter should be referred for the Surveyor to report on. Th- Surveyor presented his estimate of the ex- penditure for the ensuing year of £ 3,238 l(i8. 8d., and recommended that a rate of 8d. in the £ should be made. Mr. Alexander and several other guardians s thought 8d. was a little too much. and that the surveyor should endeavour to, as far as efficiency would permit, reduce his estimate. On the proposition of Mr. John Cory, seconded by Mr. Oliver Williams, it was decided that the rate for the ensuing half-year should be 7d. The Surveyor reported that after bills due were paid there would be a deficit on the past year's;working of about £ 140.
RAILWAYMAN GATHER AT BARRY TO HELP THE ORPHANS. MONSrrER TEA. AND CONCERT AT THE- MARKET HALL. The third annual social tea and entertainment in connection with the Barry and Ravod branches of the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants was held on Good Friday at the Market Hall, Barry, In the morning-, by the kindness of the General Manager of the Barry Company, a special train was put on to convey the members of the Havod branches, with their wives, children, and sweet- hearts to Barry. The weather was glorious, and the visitors, joined by many members of the Barry Branch, trooped to the Island and disported them- selves in various ways. THE ANNUAL FOOTBALL MATCH was also held, and after some fine and exciting play, the Havodians proved the victors by a goal and 2 tries to Barry's 1 try. From three o'clock to 6.30 tea was on the tables in the Barry Market- na11, and it is estimated that about 900 partook of it. The hall was tastefully decorated with flags -and bunting, and above the platform was hung the mottoes Success to the Barry Railway Co. Success to the Barry and Havod Branches," and « God Bless the Orphan's Fund." Pots of ferns, palms, and flowering plants lent an air of tasteful elegance to the tea tables, which were ably pre- sided over by Mrs. Sharpe, Mrs. Silverthorne, Mrs. Dunn. Mrs. Monias, Mrs. Barwell, Mrs. Shepperd, Miss Coleman, Miss George, Mrs. J. Howells, Mrs. Thompson, Mrs. Makepeace, Miss Griffiths, Miss Davies, Mrs. Turner, Mrs. Paget, Miss Wallace, and Miss Power, who were assisted by a numerous body of gentlemen connected with the society. -At one end of the room Mr. Flookes was in charge of an electric battery, with which, on the payment of a small fee, electric shocks were ad- ministered to those who felt the need for them. After the tea things had been cleared away, A GRAND CONCERT was held. The hall was crowded, many persons being unable to find sitting accommodation. Mr. Richard Evans, general manager of the Barry Com- pany, presided, and there were present Miss Evans, Mr. Leslie, Mr. D. T. Alexander, Captain Davies (dockmaster), Mr. and Mrs. D. Roberts, Mr. Hosgood, Mr. and the Misses Williams (Ty- newydd), Mr., Mrs., and Miss De Boer, Mr. and Mrs. John Rees, Mr. Dyer and Miss Barstow, Mr. R. W. Dyer, Captain Bert, Mr. Rees Jones. Mr. J. R. Llewellyn, Mr. F. Cornish (South Wales Star), llr. Sam Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Flooks, Mr. Sawyer (secretary of the branch), Mr. Jennings, &c. The Chairman Mr. Evans, who was received with much ■enthusiasm, said they were there to support an institution which he thought was worthy of every support. During the past year a considerable amount of support had been given the society, and, if they took that as the sign of the times, 1893 would be a far more successful year than 1392 had been. In commenting on the progress the society had made, Mr. Evans said that in 1880 lie found there were 37 orphans supported, and in 1892 the large number of 252. That was very creditable, snd during the whole of the years from 1890-92 the total number of orphans supported was 1,347. There were nt;present on the books of the society receiving aid, 769. It was very diffi- -cult to estimate fully the excellent and good work through such a number, and it was creditable to the society that a body of men such as they (the railway men) were to get up a fund and support an object of that kind. (Hear, hear.) He hoped with all his heart that if, through increasing traffic, more cases should occur, that they would all rise to the occasions and be in a, position to support them. The chance of making orphans was not so great to-day as the time when he was a member; conditions were now very different to what they where when he started as a railway man. He might look very young, but he was older than he looked. (Laughter.) When he told them he began his railway life 37 years ago he could tell them some- thing of the history of Wales. He could remem- ber when a lad, he was not a railway man then, going to his grandfather's home, and running alongside the old Rhymney railway on the Brecon -and Merthyr Railway, when the old engines were actually whitewashed on the cylinder and top. (Laughter.) Mr. Evans then gave an amusing incident of how he nearly lost his life through his pinafore catching in the mechanism of the old engine. In those times a journey of about nille miles, sometimes used to take about eight hours, because the train used to stop at every place on the road. (Laughter.) They wouldn't stop now. After speaking of the first introduction of breakvans, the Chairman alluded to the signalling in vogue years ago. A man stood by the side and held up his arm, and sometimes they went against the signals in those days, but they did not do so now. (Laughter.) There was a fact which ought to be recorded in connection with the introduction of stoves into the breakvans. The Rhymney Railway Company was the first to adopt what he called a very fine adoption, and a very liumane adoption-the stove in the breakvan. An ingenious fellow, who felt the cold, bought a stove for himself, and put it in his van. He (Mr. Evans) remembered going into the van and asking him why he had it there. He answered that he was -an awfully cold subject, and if he got cold he could not do his work, so lie bought the stove. That was the first beginning of the stove in the railway guard's breakvan, and a very fine thing it was. (Hear, hear.) All the railway companies in the kingdom had adopted that humane principle. (Hear, hear.) He was very glad they had arrived at far better times—times were very much better than they were thirty years ago when he began. He hoped the society would still go on progres- sing, and he hoped they would find some means which they would avoid the necessity of such. Their rises had been very much lessened, and he trusted they would go on reducing the risks of their very risky business, so that they might not have so many unintentional orphans. They could mot help having the orphans of parents who died naturally, and he hoped they would only get the latter kind. (Hear, hear.) Mr. J'enninga next delivered an address on the Orphan. Fund, and in the course of his remarks he gave the following particulars :— The following particulars may be of interest to contributors to this fund The Orphan Fund of the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants was established in 1880, for the support of the orphan children of its members who met their death by accident in the performance of their duty. At the commencement of 1883 the benefits of the fund were extended to the children of members dying from natural cause, and in 1888 the step-children were granted the benefit also. The liabilities of the fund have conse- quently been greatly increased during recent years. In 1880 the number of children placed on the fund was 37 In 1881" 29 In 1882 „ 16 In 1883 „ 135 In 1884 „ 106 In 1885 74 In 188(5 „ „ 92 In 1887 125 In 1888 „ 92 In 1889 152 In 1890 125 In 1891 182 In 1892 „ 252 Duing 1892, the 252. additional children that have been placed on the fund gives a total of 1,347 chat have received weekly allowances since its establishment. On the other hand. 578 have been strick off the fund during the past twelve years, lea-ing 769 still in receipt of the weekly allowance, Lt a cost of A 71 2s. per week, or jE3,697 4s. ptr annum. In addition, special grants have bc, made to families, amounting to £420. Proceeds of fetes and entertainments, subscriptions, ana collections have produced IA2,392 Os. Oid.. The objects of the iunds are- (1) To provifo weekly allowances from 3s. 'to 7s. per week (according to the number of children in families of deceased members) until the youngest arrives at the agt of 13 and I (2) To specially car* for such children as have neither father nor mother, by purchasing them r into homes for orphan children, or Otherwise insuring that they are cared for. Although several families, by the death of the father, have been bereft of both parents, it has not been required to act upon the latter of these objects, of the children have been adopted and cared for by those who were friends of fellow- I workmen of the father during his lifetime. The Orphan Fund relies for its ineome on two sources ;-( 1) On the regular payments made to it by each member of the Society, and (2) on the subscriptions and donations of the benevo- lent public. The first of these sources of I income, although a reliable one, is inadequate to meet the liabilities already incurred and as these must necessarily increase year by year, the help and assistance of the benevolent public is, therefore, earnestly invited, with the view of supplementing the regular subscriptions of the members, and so enabling them to carry out the obligations they have undertaken. Regular weekly payments (exclusive of special grants) have been made to 474 families, I the death of the fathers being the result of acci- dent in 114 instances, while 356 died from natural causes, and 4 committed suicide. Of I these 474 members, 188 had been engine drivers, 31 firemen, 100 goods guards, 43 signalmen, 11 passenger guards, 25 porters, 13 platelayers., 12 shunters, and 51 belonging to other grades of the service. The fund is managed free of cost beyond the mere necesary items of printing and postage. Periodical visits are made by the society's officers to the. homes of the children, with a view of ascertaining that the amount allowed weekly is applied for the children's benefit, and that they are being properly schooled, clothed, and cared for. Mr. D. T. Alexander, at the end of the pro- gramme, said he had a very pleasant duty to per- form, to propose the very best thanks of the assembly be given to their general manager, Mi. Evans, for having presided on that occasion. He had known Mr. Evans for a great number of years —something like 30 years. He had been a railway man himself, and connected 35 years age with the Pontypridd and Treherbert line. He had been there to every railwaymen's celebrations, but he did not think they ever had a more successful one than they had that night. He was very deeply indebted to the railway servants for the courtesy and attention they had shown him. (Hear, hear.) The proposition was carried with much en- thusiasm. The Chairman expressed his thanks for the warmth with which they had received the pro- position. He was sorry he could not make the boast Mr. Alexander had, that he had been present with them on other occasions. This was his first attendance but he hoped it might not be his last. (Hear, hear, and applause.) He hoped they would take it that it was not from want of interest, but each time from the want of health. The enjoyment he had received there that evening would compensate him for the loss of his holiday. (Hear, hear.) He did not want to say of the inte- rest he felt in his fellow-workmen, it was well- known and demonstrated, and he was content to leave the matter in their hands. (Hear, hear, and applause.) The proceedings .terminated with Hen Wlad fy Nhadau." The programme was thoroughly enjoyed. The Barry Male Voice Party delighted all present with their exquisite renditions of several glees, while Eos Brycheiniog was rapturously applauded for his well-rendered songs. The comic songs of Messrs. Aylmer and L. Llewellyn were much appreciated, and right throughout not a singular hitch occurred to mar the harmony of the proceedings. Mr. Ernes fc Jones accompanied the songs very taste- fully, and the programme was as follows:— Pianoforte solo, Mr. Ernest Jones; glee, "Myfailwy," Barry Male Voice Party; song, By the fountain," Eos Brycheiniog song, Matrimony," Miss Lizzie Thomas concertina solo, "The violet" (with variations), Mr. Eli Thomas duet, 1, The upper ten and loweri five," Messrs. F. Alymer and L. Llewellyn song, "Great city," Miss Avis Clemence; song, "The children's home," Mr. W. John; duet, "The Martial Spirit," Messrs. David Farr and Eos Bryeheiniog comic song, Jones's party," Mr. Arthur Pink (encored) violin solo," Carmen," Mr. Henry De Boer; glee, The Pilgrims," Barry Male Voice Party song. Miss Lizzie Thomas song, Death of Nelson," Eos Brycheiniog song, The pimple on her nose" (encore, Why did you turn your nose up"), Mr. Roger Jenkins; con- e irtina solo, "Hallelujah Chorus," Mr. Eli Thomas; song, Miss Sarah Clemence; song. The Holy City," Mr. W, John song, The Packman," Mr. Frank Alymer; song, The man who wrote ta-ra-ra-boom-de-ay," Mr. L. Llewellyn. The Secretary has received the following donations towards the Orphan Fund :— £ s. d. Mr. Edward Davies 5 0 0 Sharp, Stewart and Co. 2 2 0 Major-General Lee. 110 Mr. John Robinson 110 Mr. John Hosgood 10 0 Mr. D. T. Alexander. 010 0 Mr. D. Roberts 0 10 0 Mr. Robert Dunca.n 0 5 0 Mr. J. H. Vincent 0 5 0 Captain Whall 0 5 0 Mr. Lusty 0 5 0 Several other gentlemen have promised subscrip- tions.
PARTY FEELING IN WALES. In the April number of Y Geninen: the Welsh Rational quarterly, the Venerable Archdeacon Howell (Llawdden) has a second article on the above subject, in which he says It was said by CfEsar of the Celts of Gaul and Britain, in his day, that while they were noted for their singular quickness of apprehension, great promptitude in action, and marvellous impressibility, yet that they were incapable of sustained effort, easily dis- heartened by failure, and ready at all times to waste their strength on petty factions and private feuds. Now I hope it may be allowed me to question the verdict of the great Roman, seeing that he and his successors had good reason to know that the Britains were capable of sustained effort during the 500 years in which they tried in vain to subjugate tne British race. At the same time it must be admitted that our national disasters have been mostly the result of our national discords. Too often has the stranger stepped in and thrown the apple of discord amongst us, and thereby conquered by dividing us. Here I feel that I am treading on delicate ground, and yet I am sure that the reader will bear with a frank expression of what I have long most deeply felt. Except, perhaps, in Ireland, I doubt whether in any part of the United Kingdom party feeling runs so high as it does in Wales. Even in our professed religious publica- tions there is not seldom a bandying of bitter personalities, a reckless imputation of motives, and an intolerance of differences such as make me sometimes tremble for the future of my country." j'
BARRY DOCK POLICE COTIRT. THURSDAY, 30th ult.-Before General Lee, Mr. John Cory, and Major Thornley. THE DRUNKARDS' LIST. David Evans was charged on the information of .Police-constable William Phillips with being drunk at Merthyrdovan on March 24 th. Fined 5s., including costs.—William Paekiagton was charged on the information of Police-constable Sam Hawkins with being drunk and disorderly on the 17th March at Barry. Fined 5s.-Edward Paclcington was charged with a similar offence on the linformation of Police-constable Aldridge on the 18th March, and also with assaulting the police at the same time and place. The constable said the defendant when requested to go away refused, took off his coat and struck witness on the chest. Fined 5s. for drunkenness, and 7s. 6d. for assaulting the police. NEIC-HBPURLY FRICTION AT BARRY DOCK. Frederick Thorpe was charged by Charlotte Rowe with using threats, towards her on Saturday. the 25th March, whereby she was in danger of her life. The affair arose out of neighbours' gossip, and disagreements as reported in our last issue, and after evidence for and against had been heard the magistrate* decided to dismiss the case.
I "VOIOESFROM AFAR." [BY THE MAN IN THE MOON.] HBARD AT THE HEALTH COMMITTE. Dr. O'Donnall—As this is the last meeting for the year shall we eing Auld Lang Syne ?" Mr. W. Thomas-No, "The Vacant Chair" would be more appropriate. It is your turn next. Dr. O'Donnell—That does not follow. ON THE CLIFF (Wednesday). She—I never see you smoking now, dear. Have you given it up ? He-Yes, I have not smoked for eight weeks its nearly time I had one now. [The Man in the Moon says he saw him smoking on Sunday last.] HEARD NEAR PENARTH. She-What is that noise I hear out on the water Is it a ship grating along the bottom of the sea ? He (with a laugh) No, my darling it is a donkey-engine heaving the anchor. HEARD ON THE ROAD. Cadoxton. Cyclist-Is it true that the police caught you taking refreshments within a three- mile radius on Sunday last ? Barry Cyclist—Yes, but I easily did them. Cadoxton Cyclist-How is that. Did you tip them ? Barry Cyclist-Tip them. No fear. You do not know the Glamorgan boys. Look here, old fellar, if you want anything you Have only to be a bona- fide traveller, or -a good liar. Cadoxton Cyclist (as he departed)—I think you are both when necessary. HEARD AT DINAS POWIS. Friend to Swell-Where are you going ? Swell-Oh, to that pretty little village of Llan- dough, where the maidens are handsome and fair. Ta ta. ON WESTON HILL. Wily One-Now our letters will travel more quickly than ever. Passer by—How is that. Don't they go quick enough now? Wily One—Don't you see, they will go along on wheels. Our postmen are taking to bicycles.
AROUND PENARTH. TEA AND ENTERTAINMENT. The annual tea and entertainment in connection with the Welsh Congregational Chapel was held on Good Friday. An excellent tea was provided, and the following ladies assisted at the tables :— Mrs. Rees, Mrs. Jenkins, Miss Williams, Mrs. Marsh, &c. An entertainment was held in the evening, the chair being occupied by the pastor, the Rev. W. G. Williams, and the following were among those who took part:—Master D. Lewis, W. Lewis, Miss Francis, Misl Ellis, Messrs. C. Manly, F. Davies, &c.and a dialogue between Mr. Nicholas and friends, entitled Apartments to let." Professor Howells ably accompanied at the piano. QUICK DESPATCH AT THE DOCKS. The steamship Britannia commenced loading at Penarth Dock Dock at six p.m. on Monday, the 3rd inst., and finished at 9.15 a.m., having taken 1,171 tons of cargo and 39 tons of bunkers, making a total of 1,210 tons. Half an hour was occupied in shifting hatches. The net time occupied in loading was two hours and 45 minutes. The work was done from one stationary tip. This despatch, it is believed, has never been surpassed at any dock. OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW BETTER. Barbara M'Taggat, 43, was indicted at the ,,g Glamorgan Quarter Sessions for stealing a sealskin jacket and a hat, the property of Isabella Jones, of 32, High-street, Penarth.—Mr. lies prose- cuted.—It appeared that prisoner obtained access to prosecutrix's house in her absence, and stole the articles. When asked how she became possessed of the things she said she bought them.-Prisoner was found guilty, and sentenced to six months' hard labour, she having been previously con- victed. MEDICAL EXAMINATION. Among the successful candidates at the recent professional preliminary examination to qualify for registration as medical students, held at the College of Preceptors, we are pleased to notice the name of Harold S. Stowe, youngest son of Mr. G. S. Stowe, of Lynwood. Mr. Stowe was prepared for this examination by Mr. Gwyn Morris, of Uuiversity College, Cardiff. LOCAL BOARD.. At the monthly meeting on Monday evening, Mr. Pile presiding, it was resolved that the ensuing district rate be Is. in the A. The Board decided to join the committee formed for the purpose of raising subscriptions to erect some memorial to the late Mr. James Edwards. THE LATE MR. J. P. JONES'S DOG. On Tuesday the valuable St. Bernard dog which belonged to the late Mr. J. P. Jones was ran over by the train at Penarth Station, and was so injured as to necessitate its being destroyed. A FLARE UP DOES CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE. On Saturday evening, about nine. o'clock, a fire broke out in the servants' bedroom of the residence of Captain Coleman, Beach-road, Penarth. An entrance was effected by Mr. Tom Davies (a ivell- known local singer, who happened to be passing), who, with the aid of Mr. Ashford, Mr. Sidney Gear, Mr. Fred Rollings (Mrs. Ware's coachman), and Acting-sergeant Brown and others succeeded in extinguishing the fire, but-not before a considerable amount of damage had been done by fire and water. The reel and hose were promptly on the spot, but were, happily, not required. -u.
CORRESPONDENCE. The Editor does not hold himself responsible for the opinions of his Correspondents. MR. B. LEWIS AND LABOUR REPRESENTA- TION. TO THE EDITOR OF THE SOUTH WALES STAR. SIR,—In your last issue I observe in Mr. B. Lewis's address and also in your editorial com- ments that Mr, B. Lewis had been approached by a deputation of Labour representatives, and that the Labour Party would not oppose his candidature if he contested the North Ward. I should like to know who composed the deputation, as I can assure you and the ratepayers that no deputation from the representative body of the district, the Trades' Council, has ever approached Mr. B. Lewis with regard to his election.-Yours &c., J. REES, Secretary Trades' Council. 4, Iddesleigh-street, Cadoxton, April 4, 1893. 1 BARRY STRING BAND. TO THE EDITOR OF THE SOUTH WALES STAR." DEAR SIR,—I should like to say to all those of your readers who read the correspondence re the Barry String Band, and to all others whom it may concern, that the Barry String Band has definitely consented to perform at the Rechabite entertain- ment next Saturday week, the 15th inst. Enclosing my card,-I am, &c., COMMITTEEMAN. Cadoxton, April 1th. 1893.
Whenever I have symptoms of Hoarseness coming on, I always fly to my favourite remedy, LEWIS'S PECTORAL BALSAM, take a. dose or two, and am ight ag:tin. "-1.3. 1W. and 2.5. 9.t per Little.
DETENTION OF CLOTHES AND PAPERS AT BARRY DOCK. A SHABBY TRICK BY A SEAMAN. At the Barry Dock Police Court on Thursday last—before General Lee, Mr. John Cory, and Major Thornley—Captain John Cunningham, of the sailing vessel Lord Shaftesbury, was charged by Thomas Richard Williams, late second mate, with unlawfully detaining his certificates and clothes. Mr. J. Arthur Hughes appeared on behalf of the defendant. Prosecutor said he was second mate of the Lord Shaftesbury sailing ship, now lying at Barry Dock. He was engaged at Liverpool, and came on to Barry Dock, when he joined the ship on the 14th. and went on board on the 15th. He worked on board five days and a half, and then left the vessel because he did not feel very well. He gave the captain to understand he should not eome back. He had given his discharges and certificates to the owners. By the Magistrates' Clerk—He knew the captain had them. because he had told him he had the papers. The captain told him he had seen his papers, and that he (witness) was more used to steam vessels. He asked the captain for his dis- charge note and certificate when he left. The captain then told him that if he wanted them he would have to go to the owners. He also told him to leave his clothes there—the clothes being worth about £ 5. When he was engaged the owners gave him £1 advance, to pay his expenses to Barry Dock, as he was without any money. Questioned by Mr. Hughes, complainant said that when he received the £ 1 he undertook with the owners to go with the ship for a voyage. He then came down there, and found he did not want to go, and then left the ship. The captain was on board at the time he left, but he (complainant) was in charge of the vessel, which was under the sixth tip taking in cargo. The other officer on duty at the time was the third mate. He admitted that he had committed a grave error in leaving the ship without telling the captain. Al- though he did not inform the captain of his intention to leave he told the third mate. After some hesitation complainant admitted that his intention when he came down to Barry Dock was to go with the ship, but seeing a chance of a better job he determined to leave. He had done a similar thing at Barry Dock before. By the Magistrates' Clerk-He agreed with the owners to sail with the ship, and the sovereign was advanced on his wages. For the defence, Mr. Hughes said complainant was engaged as second mate, and received a certain sum in advance. Unfortunately for the captain defendant idid not sign the articles. The captain, acting on his advice, was ready to give up the prosecutor's goods. Prosecutor had acted very badly towards the owners, and left the ship whilst practically in charge of her—a thing he had done before on board other vessels. The man had re- ceived d61 in advance of hi? wages, and he had not even worked that sum out. He (Mr. Hughes) trusted the Bench would dismiss the case, on the undertaking that the captain would deliver up the things. The Bench made an order for the certificate and things to be given back on the payment of 3s. 4d.. by the complainant. The Chairman advised com- plainant to be a little more straightforward in future, and when he accepted an engagement to carry it out. -+_
BEIMEID I0TES. .+- CRICKET CLU3 SPORTS. In connection with the B ridge nd Cricket Club the fifth annual sports and football tournament were held on Monday, on the Club ground. The starter was Mr. Irvine, and the judges Messrs. W. R. Rendall and W. M. Richards. The following is the programme Football Tournament.—Five teams put in an appearance, and Ted Emery's "Swifts" carried off the laurels easily from scratch, the Bridgend Seconds taking second place. 120 Yards Race.—1st, Yorwerth Thomas, Maes- teg 2nd, W. M. Jones, Bridgena 3rd, James Rees, Cwmavon. and Spoon Race.-tst, H. Rees, Pontypridd; 2nd. Steve Daniel, Bridgend. 440 Yards Race (for those who took part in the tournament).—1st, Henry Davies; 2nd, Harry James 3rd, Tom Emery (all from Bridgend). Sack Raee.-lst, Thomas Jones, Aberkenfig 2nd, S. Daniel, Bridgend. 440 Yards (Open).—1st. W. M. Jones, Bridgend 2nd. J. C. Holbrook, Neath; 3rd, A. Townsend, Bridgend. Consolation Rice.—J. Lewis, Lbvynypia. VESTRY. The annual vestry at Nolton was held on Mon- day, the rector (the Rev. F. W. Edmondes, M.A., R.D.) presiding. Mr. T. G. tomith (National Pro- ¡ vincial Bank), who has held the position of warden for some years, was unanimously re-elected.
THE WELSH SUSPENSORY BILL. LORD WINDSOR ON THE BILL. On Wednesday evening a meeting was held in the schoolroom, St. Fagan's, when the Rev. W. David delivered an address on the Suspensory Bill, Lord Windsor presiding.—Lord Windsor, in the course of his remarks, said that the Suspensory Bill was an instalment of the Disestablishment and Disendowment Bill. There were many argu- ments both in favour of and against Disestablish- ment, but he could mention one, that was that in many parishes he was a lay clergyman and a large holder of tithes. These tithes were recognised by Parliament as his private property, and these tithes he had on several occasions given to the churches in the parishes in which he held them. He thought it would be most unjust for Parlia- ment to take these tithes, which the churches had received from him as gifts during the last 20 years. -<
AT PORTHCAWL. THE EASTER VESTRY Wafj held on Monday, the Rev. M. Jonss presiding. Mr. Thomas Wilson was re-elected vicars' warden, and Mr. W. Elias parishioners' warden. Sidesmen: Messrs. W. D. Lodge, Charles Rodman, and Griffith Thomas.—All Saints' Church Mr. Rogers, Captain Hall. Messrs. Oliver Brooks. John Garsed. and W. L. Dal by.
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r FOOTBALL. Reports for this column must be received not later than Tuesday afternoon to appear in the current week's issue. ALBION V. PENARTH. These teams met at Home Park, Plymouth, OM: Monday, before 10,000 spectators. The visitors kicked off with wind and sun. Penarth got in a good rush, the homesters gettingon Tanner before he could return. Albion rushed away from the line out, Masters scoring a try, but the place-kick failed. After a grand bout of passing by the homesters Cash secured a second try, but the place-kick again failing. Albion attacked strongly for some time when Sowdon got possession, and easily evading Garrett scored. Morgan scored a try for Penarth. On -re-starting, Midbids touched down, the place failing. Penarth again attacked, and Kirby scored an unimproved try. Half-time arrived. Albion leading by a goal and two tries to two tries. May re-started Alexander ran over from a pass of Garrett's, but the place-kick failed. From Sowden's kick out Albion attacked, and after a good run by Billings G. Sowden obtained an unimproved try. Bryant ran over the visitors' lines from a pass of Masters, but the place failed. Penarth attacked strongly, a drop by Garrett failing a. few feet short. Ultimately Albion won by a goal and 4 tries to 3 tries. TeamsPenarth: Back, J. Tanner three- quarter backs, H. Kirby, R. M. Garrett, H. E. Morgan, and H. G. Alexander; half-backs, S. W. Shepherd, and W. G. Lambert; forwards, T. H. Hutchins, P. Jackson, J. W. Lawday, G. Brown, C. B. Stoddart, W. Gibbs, A. Williams, and H. Searle. Albion Back, Hocken; three-quarter backs. Cash, Sowden, Billings, and Downs; half-backs, Horwell and Baddley: forwards, Bryant, Allington, May, Laverty, Shepherd, Sobry, Tyler, and Long. COGAX v. CAMBOUKKE. This, the second match of Cogan's Cornish tour, was played at Cambourne in glorious weather, before 3,000 spectators. A splendidly contested game ensued. The visitors gave a fine exhibition of heeling out and passing abilities. In the end Cogan ran out winners by one try and six minors to nil. The Cogan try was scored by J. Thomas after a splendid bourt of passing. Cogan got over on two other occasions, but were called back. COGAN V. BEDBCTH. This match, the third of the Cogan tour, was played at Redruth before a large attendance. Redruth kicked off, Williamit returning, and several loose serums were formed in neutral ground, the homesters eventually rushing the ball into the Cogan 25. where one of the home quarters picked up and struggled orer. Blewett landing a fine grml. On .resumptior' Cogan got the upper hand, and quickly forced the home team into their 25, Redruth having to teuch down three times in quick succes- sion. Shortly before half-time Redruth, with a combined dribble, took play to the visitors' end, and one of the forwards, receiving from the line out, fell over with the second try. Half-time scoreRedruth, 1 goal 1 try; Cogan, 3 minors. After the interval Cogan kicked off, and Redruth with a flying kick took play to the visitors' ground, where some hard forward play took place. Redruth, breaking away with good footwork, took the ball over, one of the forwards scoring. The The place failed. This performance was repeated about a minute later. Prom this point to the finish Cogan were attacking hotly, and had some hard luck in not scoring. Final score — Redruth, 1 goal 3 tries 1 minor; Cogan, 4 minors. COGAN V. FALMOUTH. Played at Falmouth, and resulted in a win for the visitors by one point (a, field goal and two tries to a goal and a try). The home team kicked off, and plav immediately settled in their territory. The ball was. however, worked back to neutral ground, when Pal- mouth rushed up and Trerise scored a try, which Reed missed converting. This put Cogan OIl their mettle, and by some very smart passing L. A. Jones kicked a field goal. They afterwards tried hard to score, but the defence was too good. Chapman scored a try for Falmouth, wnich Reed improved. Half-time was then called. On resuming, the passing of the visitors outclassed that of the homesters, and tries were got by Jones and Morgan The visitors played well, but* showed signs of fatigue. During their tour they have won three out of four matches, having beaten Newton by two tries to one, Camborne by one try to nil, and Falmouth by a field goal and two tries to a goal and a ) try. They were, however, beaten by Redruth, the champions of Cornwall, by 1 goal and 3 tries. PENABTH v. EXETER. This match was played at Exeter in broiling weather, and before a poor gate. Exeter was fairly strong, while Penarth were without Garrett, whose place was taken by J. Alexander. In the first half Penarth faced a strong sun, and made rather a poor start, the kick-ofi being well returned by Cutcliffe, and scrimmages in the centre followed. Lambert got away, and after some three-quarter passing the visitors were enabled to rush the-ball close to the Exeter goal line. The Exeter scrimmagers, playing desperately, returned the ball to the other end, Tanner being for a short time knocked out. Kirby and H. Alexander showed sport, but one of the visitors playing the ball off-side Exeter had a penalty, and Wilcocks placed a magnificent goal. A half- time Exeter led by a penalty goal to nil. Crossing over, Exeter had the disadvantage of the sun, but the game continued very fast, though more in Penarth's favour, Shepherd and Morgan working well together. H. Alexander scored in the corner after a magnificent burst, Shepherd, J. Alexander, and Mor- gan having all handled the ball before he received it. Shepherd failed to convert. The homesters were now leading by a point only, and play was most exciting. The Welshmen attacked determinedly, but were kept out for a long time. Once Stoddart crossed, and was called back. Then Wilcocks and Pinkett both crossed Penarth's line, but were whistled back, and once more the Welshmen pressed severely, Shepherd eventually scoring cleanly from a scrum close to the home line. Matthews failed with the kick. A very fast game ended in a one-point-victory for Penarth, who scored two tries to one penalty goal. EXPORTS AND IMPORTS AT BARRY DOCK. Belew will be found full particulars as to the ex- ports and imports at Barry for the week ending April l»t, 1893. It will be seen from the table tha-c alreadv this year there have been shipped 1,118,125 tons 15 cwt. against 1.073,418 tons 9 cwt. at the corresponding period of last year, being an increase of 39,707 Was 6 cwt.:— IMPORTS:— Week ended Corresponding April 1, 1893.. week ended April 2,1892. Tons cwt. Tons cwt. Pitwoed 961 0 1,274 0 Timber ————— —————- Rails .h. Silver Sand ————— 60S 0 Iron and Iron Ore ————— —————- Building Materials 129 0 400 & General merchandise 2 0 13 0 Total 1,092 0 2.225: 6 Decrease 1,203 0 Tetid to April 1, 1893 41,144 15 22,506 5 Increase 18,638 10 EXPORTS Coal 60.145 2 73.504 12 Coke. 1,124 1 2'234 8 Rails Iron and Iron Ore. 40 0 General merchandise -———— To- 61,309 3 75,739 0 Decrease 14,429 17 Total to 1893'1,118,125 15 1,078,418 9 Increase. 39,707 6 — REPORT OF SHIPPING: — Number Tonnage. Steamers arrived 33 35 943 Steamers sailed 26 22?730 Sailing Vessels arrived 16 13!508 Sailing Vessels sailed 13 .„ 11;364 Steamers in Dock this day 26 32.163 Sailing Vessels in Dock this day 27 38^447 „ „ Total. 53 70,616; VesselsmDock as per last report 43 57,337 Increase 10 13 273 Decrease — 7 Vessels in Dock, corresponding week, 1892 41 53,321 Accountant's Office, Barry Dock. April 4th, 1893.