BARRY AND CADOXTON LOCAL BOARD. LAST MEETING OF THE OLD BOARD. A monthly meeting of the above Board was held '(}ll Tuesday afternoon. There were present Dr. O'Donnell, Mr. George Thomas, Mr. William Thomas (Barry), Mr. William Thomas (Sully), Mr. J. Jewel Williams, Mr. Joshua Barstow, Mr. Benjamin Lewis, Mr. Howe (collector), Dr. Neale (medical officer), Inspector Leyshon, Mr. J. C. Pardoe (surveyor), and Mr. J. Arthur Hughes (clerk). On the proposition of Mr. William Thomas DR. O'DONNELL WAS VOTED TO THE CHAIR. Mr. William Thomas (Barry) moved, Mr. Jewel Williams seconded, and it was agreed that the minutes of the Board meeting of the 7th March be • confirmed. Mr. Jewel Williams also moved, and Mr. William Thomas (Barry) seconded, and it was agreed to that the minutes of the Special Board Meeting of the 20th March, 1893, be confirmed. THE VACANT COLLECTORSHIP. In moving the adoption of the report of the special Finance Committee, held on the 10th March, Mr. Jewel Williams remarked that the -object of the Finance Committee in recommending the Board to make the appointment that day was simply because Mr. Howe was very desirous to give up the appointment, and the Finance Com- mittee felt that, as the new financial year was about to commence, it would be preferable to begin the new financial year with the new collector. Mr. Barstow moved that the application for the ,office be put off. The Chairmo,n-There is nothing in the minutes that recommends this meeting to make the appoint- ment. Therefore the proposition is not necessary. Mr. Barstow asked if he was in order in pro- posing that the matter be referred back to the Finance Committee ? The Chairman remarked that the usual procedure was to refer the matter to the Finance Committee, ,and he proposed that that should be done. Mr. Barstow seconded. This was agreed to, and it was decided that a special meeting of the Finance Committee should be held on Friday next at three o'clock to consider the matter. THE LAMPLIGHTERS' WAGES. The Chairman called attention to another para- graph in the report which resolved that the lamp- lighters' salaries should be increased from 7s. 6d. to 10s. per week. He believed that it had been said that the Local Board had decided to double the wages of the lamplighters, and one of the local papers also had a report to that effect. It was not a fact, and the salaries had only been increased at the rate of 2s. 6d. per week. The minutes of the Finance Committee were adopted. THE MEDICAL OFFICER AND HIS GEOGRAPHICAL DUTIES. The Medical Officer asked the permission of the Board to procure a large map of Europe. The Chairman remarked that in face of a com- munication the medical officer had received from the Local Government Board, the application was a very reasonable one. The Chairman then read the communication from the Local Govern- ment Board, which stated that since the 26th March 51 cases of cholera had occurred on the -coast of France. Mr. Thomas (Barry) proposed that the medical officer procure a map showing the sea routes. Mr. Benjamin Lewis seconded, and it was agreed to. THE PAVING OF THE FOOTPATHS. In seconding a motion proposed by Mr. William Thomas (Barry), that the minutes of the Public Works Committee of the 14th March be adopted, Mr. Barstow called attention to Paragraph 4, which recommended that the street pavements in the Local Board district should be in future con- structed with stones. That resolution, he said, was passed on the understanding that a resolution had been adopted on. a previous occasion that all pave- ments should be of stone. Mr. George Thomas-Does this intend that we do way with granolithic pavement altogether ? Mr. Jewel Williams thought it referred particu- larly to Pyke-street. One side of Pyke-street was paved with stones already. He had no recollection of any resolution passed on the subject of the paving, and it would be an unwise thing to do. Mr. George Thomas did not think that resolution ought to be passed. Many people had made their pavements with granolithic with the approval of the Board, and it would be a great hardship if the preference was given to stone and they had to re- construct their pavements. He thought Mr. William Thomas and Mr. Barstow would agree with him that this resolution should be wiped off the minutes, because it really bound the Board to a :principle which he thought the Board had no in- tention of being bound to. Mr. Thomas and Mr. Barstow consented to amend their proposition, and leave out the recom- mendation objected to, and the minutes were adopted. With regard to the two trees referred to in the report by the surveyor, Mr. Thomas mentioned that one had been taken down, and the other, 'which was very dangerous, ought to be taken down. The matter was left to the clerk and surveyor. MR. W. THOMAS AND THE MAKING OF HEDGES. Mr. George Thomas proposed the adoption of the minutes of the Public Works Committee of the 27th March. 11 Mr. Barstow seconded. Mr. William Thomas drew attention to the ,compensation paid Mr. Lougher, that he did not -object to, but he did not approve of the way they were erecting the fencing. Instead of the wire fence being outside, the hedge towards the road it was inside the hedge next to the field. The Surveyor said they were obliged to erect a .hedge to the satisfaction of the owner and tenant of the property. Mr. Wm. Thomas thought it was quite a new thing to put up a new bank and quicks on the side of the road, and then put the wire fencing inside. He begged to propose that the wire fencing be put outside the hedge. Mr. George Thomas said the whole question, to his mind, was this The Board were not obliged to fence their roads at all, but when they had the land given them by the land-owner they agreed to put in a fence between the road and the land, which was a perfectly reasonable thing to do. If the landlord wished the fence put up in a particu- lar way he (Mr. Thomas) thought his wishes should be consulted. Until the hedge was grown, it would be no protection to the land, and, whilst it was in process of growing, the wire fence was put up. Mr. Benjamin Lewis remarked that the hedge would not have a chance to grow if it was not protected from the cattle in the field. Mr. Williams concurred, and asked if they were doing the hedge to the satisfaction of the owner and tenant ? The Clerk-We are. No one seconded Mr. Thomas' proposition, which was accordingly lost. THE CLERK OF THE WORKS FOR THE BEGGAR'S WELL ROAD. The Board next proceeded to select a clerk of the works for the Beggar's Wall-road. Mr. S. Barstow withdrew his application, and the Board's choice, therefore, laid between Messrs. Hockley, Burbidge, and Bowen. Mr. Burbidge was unanimously selected for the position. THE RELIEF WORKS. A letter, dated the 27th March, was read from the Local Government Board, asking for informa- tion as to works undertaken recently by the local authority more especially the exceptional works undertaken to afford means of employment, in ordinary works which have been expedited for the same cause. The Local Government Board would be glad of any observations the Local Board might desire to make in connection with the pro- posed formation of a labour register. They would also be pleased to learn the result of similar efforts made in connection with, the relief works in past years. On the proposition of Mr. Benjamin Lewis, seconded by Mr. George Thomas, the matter was referred to the Public Works Committee. THE PROPOSED PORT SANITARY AUTHORITY FOR BARRY.—FORTHCOMING INQUIRY. A letter was read from the Local Government Board with reference to the application of the Local Board to be appointed Port Sanitary Authority. The letter stated that the Local Government Board had decided that a public enquiry into the matter should be held at Cadox- ton on the 11th inst. by two of their inspectors, Mr. Francis Thomas Churchill and Mr. Thomas William Thompson. THE CESSPOOL QUESTION. A letter was read from Captain Murrell request- ing that a man might be sent to his house in order to clear out the cesspool there, as he wanted it emptied before the warm weather set in. The Clerk mentioned that the cost of doing this would be 30s., and as there was some dispute about the matter last year, he thought he had better bring it before the Board.. ? On the motion of Mr. Jewel Williams, seconded by Mr. George Thomas, the matter was referred to the Public Worlis Committee. RESIGNATION OF MR. JOHN CORY. A letter was read from Mr. John Cory, in which he stated that as he had not been able to attend the Board meeting during the past six months through illness and other unavoidable causes, he was afraid it would not be possible for him in future to give the necessary time for the work re- quired. He begged the Board to accept the resig- nation of his seat. Mr. Benjamin Lewis moved that the Board accept Mr. Cory's resignation, and at the same time express their regret that he was unable to attend the Board. Mr. George Thomas seconded, and the proposi- tion was carried unanimously. A discussion ensued as to the filling up of the vacancy. Mr. George Thomas thought they should not fill the vacancy then. but fix a date when the vacancy should be filled. The people of the Barry ward, which Mr. Cory represented, would be able to approach the Board and give expression to their sentiments as to whom they would like to see elected to the vacancy. Mr. William Thomas (Barry)-We have no pre- cedent for that. Mr. George Thomas—We do not always go by precedent. THE VOTING LIST. Mr. Lewis expressed the great surprise a large number of property owners felt, who had been on the list of voters and had not a vote at this election. The Clerk asked for the names of any one owner who had been so served. Mr. Lewis mentioned his own case. The Clerk—Have you made a claim for a vote ? Mr. Lewis said he had not. He had a vote for the Parliamentaiy election, and thought he would have a, vote for this election. His name was on the list of voters at the last election. The Clerk (Mr. Hughes) thought the members of the Local Board should be aware of the law upon the subject. The law said that the Returning Officer could only put down the names of owners who made a distinct claim for a vote. Mr. Lewis did not know why the Local Board members should particularly know the law. He made a claim last year, and his name appeared on the list. The Clerk said Mr. Lewis's address had been altered, and it was necessary that he should have notified his change of address. The Returning Officer was not a judge, but simply a ministerial officer to carry out what the law laid down, under pains of heavy penalties. Mr. Jewel Williams mentioned the case art owner at Merthyrdovan named Sullivan, who stated that he was on the list last year as an owner. The Clerk thought the man had never been on the list as an owner. The duty of preparing'that list of owners and occupiers was a most difficult duty to carry out. General Lee and himself had done their best with the owners' claims, and as far as the occupiers were concerned, Mr. Howe had done his best. APPLICATION FOR RETENTION MONEY. An application from Mr. David Lo re, the con- tractor for Kingsland-creseent and other works, for a portion of his retention money for completed work had been received. On the motion of Mr. George Thomas, seconded by Mr. Benjamin, it was decided that he should be paid £50. This was all the business, and the meeting con- eluded the year of office of the retiring members. The next meeting of the Board will begin the Local Board year.
A LOCAL INVENTOR. RECEIVES WELL-MERITED PRAISE. We are pleased 'to find that our locality has not been behind in the march of inventive genius, and we congratulate Mr. S. O. Holmes upon the very high position which his invention has obtained. In the issue of Invention for March 25th we find an illustrated article concerning Holmes' Patent Improved Briquette Making* Machine, which is claimed to be capable of producing from 25,000 to 150,000 briquettes per day. It is a wonderful invention, and is said to eclipse all other kinds. The patentee, Mr. Simeon O. Holmes, of the firm of Messrs. S. Holmes and Co., of St. James' Wharf, Caledonian-road, London, N., is closely connected with the locality, where he is well-known. He is the son of Mrs. Holmes, of Rectory-road, Cadoxton, and brother of Mr. Fred Holmes, who is engaged as cashier at the Barry and Cadoxton Gas and Water Company's Works, Barry Dock, and Mr. A. Holmes, of the National Bank of Wale.s, Vere- street, Cadoxton. With the issue of Invention for the above date there also appears a suppliment, containing the portraits of celebrated Miners, Metallurgists, and Allied Workers. Mr. S. O. Holmes is one of the number, which includes portraits of Sir John Pender, Sir George Elliott, Sir J. Lothian Bell, Sir James Kitson, and Colonel J. T. North. In its biographical sketch, Invention says:- Simeon O. Holmes was born at Leigh, Lanca- shire, in 1864, and was educated as a mining and .mechanical engineer. He is a grandson of che late Simon Holmes, who was very well-known as a. colliery proprietor in South Wales and the Forest of Dean. His father was also well- known in the same district. In his early life the subject of our portrait had considerable ex- perience as a marine engineer. Later Mr. Holmes was the managing partner for the Dean Forest Fuel and Coal Company. Whilst there he applied his abilities to the draining and working of a colliery that had been flooded for many years. The company at present is one of the most prosperous in the Forest of Dean dis- trict, and was the first one to commence making patent fuel in that district. Mr. Holmes had an early idea that great improvements were capable of being made in the manufacture of briquettes, and that London was one of the first markets in the world for this kind of fuel. He, later, invented an improved briquette making machine, which is claimed to be a machine par excellence for making small fuel blocks. His machine, it is claimed, will make from 25,000 to 150,000 blocks per day it is now being worked in London. He is also the sole owner of the old established coal business of W. Hardman and Sons, of Earl's Court, London. It is stated that the best machine prior to Mr. S. O. Holmes' patent was only capable of producing two briquettes at once, while that of Mr. Holmes will now produce six. r
THROAT IRRITATION AND COUGH.—Soreness and dryness, tickling and irritation, inducing cough and affecting the voice. For these symptoms use Epps's Glycerine Jujubes. In contact with the glands at the moment they are excited by the act of sucking the Glycerine in these agreeable confections becomes actively healing. Sold only in boxes, 7 £ d., tins. ls. I'd., labelled "JAMES EPPS and Co., Homoeopathic Chemists, London." Dr. Moore, in his work on Nose and Throat Diseases," says: "The Glycerine Jujubes prepared by James-Epps and Co., are of undoubted service as a curative or palliative agent," while Dr. Gordon Holmes, Senior Physician to the Municipal Throat and Bar Infirmary, writes: After an ex- tended trial, I have found your Glycerine Jujubes of considerable benefit in almsst all forms of throat disease." [2 I
BAZAAR AT THE BIBLE CHRIS- TIAN CHAPEL, CADOXTON. A GREAT SUCCESS. In spite of the very pleasant weather on Easter Monday the bazaar held at the Bible Christian Chapel, Court-road, Cadoxton, attracted a large number of people. The large band of willing helpers were busily engaged during the morning arranging the stalls, and they deserve great praise for the picturesque result of their efforts. On every hand the articles offered for sale were most prettily arranged, and they included many things of a useful and fancy character. The display was the result of many hour's work during the past year, and the donors were rewarded by seeing how quickly their gifts were purchased, while the cash was credited to the building fund of the Bible Christian Chapel at that place—an object wortby of every support, and one which rightly appealed to the sympathy of the many. Of course there were many other attractions in addition to the stalls, and a bazaar would scarcely be complete without the "Bran Tub" and Museum. Of the latter we shall have more to say later on. There was certainly a novelty introduced on this occasion m the shape of a large Wedding Cake," the interior of which was filled with many toothsome novelties, Unfortunately, we are unable to say who took charge of the very suggestive com- modity, as the modesty of the young ladies forbid us recording their names in our note-book. But they have still the same honour, and, we believe, added greatly to the success of the bazaar, and, perhaps, put in a good word for their future happiness. In many bazaars THE STALL-HOLDERS are composed of the more gentle sex, but on this occasion they had their rivals in the male friends. Among those who assisted a.t the various stalls were :—Mrs. Honey, Mrs. Janes, Mrs. Levers, Mrs. Murphy, Mrs. Bush, Miss Honey, Miss Phillips, Miss Levers, Messrs. Hooper, Bush, and Taylor. Miss F. Phillips superintended the bran tub, while Mr. Carr did service at the museum, in which, by-the-bye, there were many curiosities, kindly loaned for the occasion, living and otherwise. In one corner we noticed what is sometimes called a "Jerusalem Pony," but better known by the more common title of the moke," and at intervals he raised his melodious" voice, as if inviting his friends and admirers to pay him a visit. THE OPENING CEREMONY, was performed by the Rev. D. Keen, D.D., who said he had no apology to offer for his presence there that day, as he never apologised to anyone unless he had insulted them. He had a perfect right to occupy any position he was called upon to fill; but he had an explanation to offer them as to why he was there. He was there because someone else better than himself was unable to attend—a stop- gap for someone else. He had been asked by the pastor to open that bazaar, but, in reply, had ven-' tured to suggest the names of other gentlemen. However, there was no time to lose in going to the printers with the announcement, and so he had to take that position. It was perhaps fortunate that he was selected, because neither of the gentlemen he had suggested could have attended that day, so that it was evident there was a greater power than himself at work. Although he had been found in many positions, still he had never opened a bazaar. Personally speaking he HAD NO SYMPATHY WITH BAZAARS. Perhaps he ought not to say that in such company, but it was true. When he first went to Diamond- street, Cardiff, he found in active progress prepara- tions for a sale of work, and although he was bound to submit to that, he had asked them to discontinue the practice of holding an annual bazaar or sale of work so long as he was connected with that place. Instead of the bazaar, he sug- gested an annual subscription list, and the friends instead of buying material and making it up for the bazaar had put it away week by week, handing it over at the end of the year. That course had been adopted with success. He admitted that bazaars had in the past done a great deal of finan- cial good to denominations, and properly conducted without raffling they could still do good. Christian Churches had no sympathy in any shape or form with gambling. Bazaars also enabled persons to give their time when perhaps they could not help in other directions, while the Sun- day School scholars could also greatly help. They had all SPENT MUCH TIME IN DECORATING THE STALLS, but he hoped those present would not take long in despoiling them for cash. Of course those who were curious would patronize the museum, and all their friends inside. (Laughter.) If they were at all hungry they could sit down and partake of refreshments, all of which would bring in the necessary cash. He was glad to see the good work which had been carried out in connection with that young cause, and it was only three years ago that there was nothing in the shape of a Bible Christian cause at Barry. But now they had a very fine building, a live earnest Church, and a lot of splendid work was being done. But they had much to be thankful for, and fortunate enough to secure a good pastor. (Applause.) enough to secure a good pastor. (Applause.) They all knew of his splendid work at South Tottenham, and he had by his indominable perseverance gathered with him such a. Church as they saw around them. He trusted that their efforts would be crowned with success, and had pleasure in declaring the bazaar open. (Ap- plause.) Rev. J. H. Stowell, M.A., in proposing a vote of thanks to Dr. Keen, referred to the able manner in; which that gentleman had touched upon the question of bazaars. It was not, he thought, the bare fact that they were present at the bazaar, but the articles they saw before them was the result of many weeks, and, perhaps months, labour. Why should every gift of God be made in cash ? They could as well give in kind, and he believed little itself was payable also in kind. He con- cluded by referring to the excellent work carried out by Mr. Honey. (Applause.) The Rev. J. Honey had pleasure in seconding, said they had eliminated from their midst every- thing in the shape of rafflings. They had wha.t was known as the bran tub," but there was a pennyworth in each packet deposited there. There was a wedding cake in another direction, and it was rather striking that Mr. Stowell was sitting so near it. (Laughter.) Mr. Honey next referred to the valuable help given by Dr. Keen to the cause two years ago, when he delivered a lecture on their behalf. Sinee that time their cause had progressed very much, and they had, he was pleased to say, paid off :£500 of the debt on the buildings. (Applause.) They desired to go en, and when this debt was paid off to erect more substantial buildings alongside the present. He was also pleased to say that during the past four months they had added about as half as many members as they had before. They were not members only by name, but in heart, and they were particular as to who they admitted to their church. The vote of thanks having been given, The Rev. Dr. Keen responded, and in thanking them said while he had not 4z 5 to give them, he had done what he could for their church, and wished them success. TEA WAS PROVIDED for those who had attended the bazaar, and was presided over by Mrs. G. Cruise, Mrs. Nicholls, Mrs. Carr, Mrs. Lewis, Mrs. May, Mrs. Mitchell, Mrs. Bush. Miss Westlake, Mrs. Barrett, Miss Bush, Miss Mason, and Mr. Cruise. During the afternoon and evening musical selections were performed. The bazaar was also opened on Tuesday, and proved a great success.
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CHAMBER OF TRADE. BARRY AS A SEASIDE-RESORT.. Mr. D. T. Alexander (President) occupied the chair at a general meeting of the Chamber of Trade for the Barry District at Harry's Restaurant on Thursday evening. Among those present were —Mr. F. P. Jones-Lloyd, Mr. Lewis Lewis, Mr. W. Miller, Mr. Gordon, Captain Murrell, Mr. Griffin, Mr. J. Jewel Williams, Mr. Richards, Mr. Powell, Mr. A. W. Morgan, Mr. T. H. Morgan, Mr. J. Milward, Mr. J. D. Polkinghorne (South n ales Star), Mr. J. R. Llewellyn, Mr. S. Jones, and Mr. Smith-Jones (secretary). LOST FOR A LITTLE WHILE. From the reading of the Council's report, it appears that there is a balance in hand of 412 4s. 5d., but The President regretted to say that many names had been brought forward as members, but no record was kept of them in the past, and he feared that some of them was lost to the Chamber for a little while. He hoped, however, those gentlemen who had desired to join the Chamber in the past, but who had received no intimation that they were members, would now come forward and assist. CORRESPONDENCE. A letter was read from Mr. Joseph Davies, of 12, Bute-crescent, Cardiff, intimating to the Chamber that he had still 10 copies of his book re railway rates to forward to the Chamber. It was decided to accept the books. A letter was also read from Mr. O. H. Jones respecting the Poor-law Union question, in which that gentleman made known his intention of being in England by the last week in April, when he could discuss the question with the Chamber. TO BE OR NOT TO BE—A WATERING PLACE. The next business on the agenda was the ques- tion of advertising Barry as a watering place, and The Secretary explained Mr. A. W. Newman, who had charge of that matter, was not present, in consequence of the holiday season. Mr. Jones- Lloyd, who had also interested himself in the matter, would, no doubt, be able to deal with it. Mr. Jones-Lloyd said the question had been raised at the Council meeting, but nothing further had been done towards bringing Barry before the notice of the public as a seaside resort. As one who had come from a watering place he z_l was able to speak of the advantages to be derived from a large number of persons visiting a town. They could not expect inland townspeople to know of the advantages of Barry as a seaside resort unless it was made known to them. BARRY WAS WELL-KNOWN TO SEAMEN. but as a watering place it was almost unknown. He proposed that a fund be raised, under the auspiees of the Chamber, for the purpose of advertising Barry as a watering place, and that the secretary write to property owners, hotel pro- prietors, &c., asking them to co-operate with the Chamber, and to subscribe towards that fund. He believed that for several years the Windsor Estate advertised Penarth as a watering place, with the result that many visitors were attracted there. Penarth was a new place, but Barry was more so, and he believed it possible to do a considerable amount of good to the district. (Applause). Mr. J. R. Llewellyn in seconding, referred to the fact that endeavours had been made in the past to advertise the district by means of the Welsh Review. In the number that was to have been published there was an illustrated article dealing with the district, but unfortunately it never saw the light of day. He also drew attention to the fact that the resorts on the other side of the channel were advertised in such journals as the Strand Magazine. Mr. Lewis Lewis sympathised with the object, but did not agree with the methods suggested. (Hear, hear.) He thought it would be well to refer the question to a committee. If they adopted the course suggested they would not be able to accommodate more than a certain number of people. If they referred the matter to a com- mittee they would be able to deal with it. He believed it would be better, for a little while, to confine their attentions to the Rhondda Valley people, and after a little while, perhaps they could go further ahead. Mr. Jones-Lloyd remarked that it was a question of supply and demand. At present there was no demand for a better class of houses than those already erected. As soon as there was a demand there would be a supply. Mr. Llewellyn did not agree with Mr. Lewis Lewis as to accommodation. He believed.that if there was an influx of 2,000 people on the morrow they could be accommodated in a superior class of house. He believed accommodation could be found in the district for 5.000 people, They would not have a rush of peeple all at once, and they would be able to deal with them as they increased. The President reminded the last speaker that visitors did not take emptv houses. In reply to Mr. Jewel Williams, the Secretary stated that the Railway Company could not help them at present by running special trains. The President thought there would be through connection with Cardiff and Barry by June. Mr. Milward thought that they had not ap- proached the right parties. It was the Railway Company who would benefit by it, and he thought they should assist. He did not believe the Barry Dock Railway Company wouldt be blind to their own interests, and nothing would open their eyes more than the fact that the Taff Vale Company were running excurson trains to Aberthaw. He thought those who occupied the houses should also contribute. The Chairman suggested that the landlords would also benefit as well as the tenants. The better the trade the higher the rents. It was decided to refer the matter to the fol- lowing committee :—Captain Murrell, Messrs. Jones-Lloyd, Llewellyn, Lewis Lewis, Milward, Hopkins, Griffin, Gould, Newman, L. W. Jones, Davies, and Rees Phillips. MEETING OF FEDERATED CHAMBERS OF TRADE AT BARRY. With reference to the meeting of the Federated Chambers of Trade at Barry on June 9th, the President suggested that the Chamber should do all in its power to make it a success. It would well advertise the district, and it wouldrshow that they were capable of doing things as well there as at Cardiff. It was decided that the following committee should make the necessary arrangements :— Messrs. Jewel Williams, Jones-Lloyd, Lewis Lewis. L. W. Jones, Milward, Newman, and Hopkins, and Dr. Neale. THE POOR-LAW UNION QUESTION. It was decided to hold a special meeting of the Chamber for the purpose of dealing with this question, and the following gentlemen were added to the committee :—Messrs. Miller and J. H. Powell.$ It was decided that the committee should show- (1) How the Barry district paid more than other places; (2) Where they would benefit by a separation from the Cardiff Union. The Chamber agreed to hold a meeting before calling the special one, at which the representatives of the adjoining parishes would be invited to attend. THE RESERVE STATION. In reply to a question, it was stated that the petition in favour of a Reserve Station being established at Barry was ready for signatures, and that after the president and secretary had signed it, to place it open for signatures at the next meeting. THE RULES OF THE CHAMBER. It was decided to ask for tenders for printing the rules of the Chamber, and also to hold the next meeting on the 20th of April.
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QUOITS IN SOUTH WALES AND | MONMOUTHSHIRE. [FROM "A QUOIT PLAYER."] I Now that the the formation of the Quoit Association of South Wales and Monmouthshire is an accomplished fact, I have made some few inquiries as to the probable working of the same and its prospects of success. From the energetic secretary, Mr. T. Ward, Barry (who has been the means of bringing about such a gigantic scheme), I find that the president hails from Breconshire, but a gentleman better suited to hold the presi- dency than Colonel T. Wood, Esq., J.P., of Gwernyfed Park, it would be hard to find. Among the vice-presidents are found some of the best- known names in the sporting centres in South Wales, and with such an array of names as that submitted for my inspection, I think the well- wishers of the Association have no cause to fear for its success. The following are VICE-PRESIDEXTS :— Lord Llangattock. Monmouthshire Mr. R. Forrest, J.P., St. Fagan's Mr. R. S. Robinson, C.E.. Barry Mr. G.N. White,Cardiff' Mr. G. WT. Paton, Llanelly Dr. Bevan, Nantyglo Mr. W. H. Mordy, Newport Mr. A. G. Hughes. Llwynypia Mr. W. W. Hood, Llwynypia Mr. W. H. Morgan, Pontypridd Mr. E. D. Evans, Merthyr Mr. W. H. Box, Newport Mr. E. W. M. Corbett, Bute Estates, Cardiff Mr. T. John, Llwynypia Mr. W. P. Wight, Gelli Colliery, Rhondda Mr. W. J. Evans, Beaufort GENERAL COMMITTEE. Mr. G. N. White, Cardiff (chairman) Mr. J. C. Brace, St. Fagan's Mr. F. J. Dandy, Cardiff j Mr. E. Senior. Maindee Mr. A. Davies, Cardiff Mr. J. Neale, Cardiff Mr. R. F. Illing worth, Barry Mr. D. Llewellyn, Llwynypia Mr. B. Bevan, Llwynypia Mr. T. Charles, Ton. Pentre Mr. H. Tolly, Cwmffwrdone Mr. L. James, Cwm Mr. W. H. Price, Brynmawr Mr. H. Tainsh, Cardiff (treasurer) Mr. J. Ward, Barry (secretary). THE NUMBER OF AFFILIATED CLUBS at present also looks well, 23 being the roll, and comprise every club of any note in South Wales in which the young Association has been able to make itself felt. From what the 'secretary in- formed me this number will be considerably increased especially in the western district, many inquiries coming in as to the objects, etc., of the Association from districts that up to now have been unknown amongst the clubs in the eastern portion of Glamorganshire and the Monmouth- shire valleys which is considered the principal home of quoits. THE OBJECTS OF THE ASSOCIATION are well described in the rules. It has already been decided to put up a cuplof the value of £ 15 as a trophy for competition amongst the clubs. To allow of all the clubs competing for the cup the district has been divided into four sections, and the clubs forming each section play home and home matches. After these matches are played the four clubs left in being in all probability far apart as to distance the committee will define the ground where the final matches are to take place. This should create healthy rivalry, and undoubtedly will tend to make the men more zealous on behalf of their respective clubs. This is all that I think will be necessary to enable the devotees of the game to congratulate themselves in the near future that the efforts they have made are making such strides, and that quoiting will become one of the most popular pastimes. Another of the great objects of the Association is to make the game as uniform as possible amongst the players, and to this end a very elaborate code of rules of play have been drawn up and adopted. This will prevent in future the necessity of con- forming to the rules formerly adopted by each club, and which probably were only applicable to the players of that particular eiub to the detriment of the visiting players, as I have instanced in many of the matches where I have been privileged to be a spectator. The committee comprise some of the best known men amongst the clubs, and with Mr. White, of Cardiff, as chair- man (than whom a better or more enthusiastic advocate of the game could not be found) they should be able to carry on the affairs of the associa- tion in the ablest and most satisfactory manner. As I omitted in the foregoing I must add that the cup to become the property of any club must be won two years in succession, or three times if not won in succession, and I trust that with such a number of clubs in competition it may long stand as a much coveted trophy. This remark I make as an encouragement to the present weaker clubs who may, by practice, during this season and following ones, although not now able to success- fully compete with their more powerful rivals, become the holders, if not the actual winners in spite of their present weakness. THE CLUB'S SUBSCRIPTION to the Association has been fixed at half a guinea, so as not to debar any of the weaker clubs, and though small it will, I think, eventually prove an element of strength as a far greater number of clubs can be expected to join owing to the low fee than could be so if a prohibitive one were enacted. A dinner (to celebrate the birth of the Association) will be held at the Angel Hotel, Cardiff, on May 1st. Tickets for which can be obtained from secretaries of clubs.
AT RHOOSE. SERVICE OF SONG. On the evening of Easter Monday the very in- structive and interesting service of song, entitled "A Child of Jesus," was given at the Jubilee-hall by the Barry Wesleyan Choir, under the leadership of Mr. Amer. The reading, in the absence of Mr. Moon, was undertaken and ably rendered by Mr. Panniers. The choir acquitted themselves in a manner which was evidently much appreciated by the audience, whose absorbed attention throughout attested their deep and thorough sympathy with the very striking facts of the story which was additionally enhanced by the effective manner in which it was rehearsed. A collection towards the choir's expenses, and a vote of thanks for their services ended a highly spiritual and devotional Gospel-full service of song. Mr. Harding closed by saying the benediction.
NURSTON CONGREGATIONAL CHAPEL. TEA MEETING. The annual tea meeting was held on Wednesday last at the above place. In the afternoon a large number of children and adults partook of tea, and cake. The following sisters and ethers assisted with the tea :—Mrs. Hopkins, Mrs. Kemp, Mrs. Annett, Mrs. Rees, Mrs. David, Mrs. Morgan, Mrs. Williams, &c. The quality of the tea and cake was everything that could be desired. In the even- ing the service of song entitled Alone in London" was rendered by the choir, under the leadership of Mr. Timothy Kemp. Mr. D. Williams, of East Barry, ably presided at the organ. The solos were well rendered by Miss L. Jane Hopkins, and Miss C. Annett. Mr. Harrison, of Barry, read the story. A most enjoyable evening was spent. At the close of the service the minister warmly thanked all those who had helped with the tea and entertainment.
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UP TO DATE. [BY PETER.] L The present is the time when the overseers for the ensuing year are elected, and while all our local vestries are considering the appointment of # gentlemen to fill that position. [ would remind them that the ladies are also entitled to their share of public offices, if debarred from receiving the franchise. I learn that at Bourn in Lincoln- shire, two lady overseers have been appointed. Now then ladies look after your interests -0- In the rural districts especially a great stir is taking place with regard to the Parish Council Bill, and I am pleased to observe that steps are being taken in many places to get everything in readiness, as there is every probability that the Bill will pass and become law. It will, no no doubt be of great assistance to places like Barry, and will do away with many abuses which exist under the present law. All elections will then be by ballot, and power will be placed in the hands of the Parish Councils that they have not had before. I notice that Lord Compton made reference to the Bill on Monday last while address- ing a rural gathering, and said that When fighting the battle of the Liberal party they told them they intended to make village life brighter and happier, and they were trying to carry out that promise in the Local Councils Bill. which would reconstruct the parish entirely. They had to contend with the fiercest obstruc- tion ever known in the history of England, but relying on truth and j ustice, they meant to carry the measures they had in hand. —o— Speaking of the claims of Wales upon the Education Department and the New Code, a contemporary says Of all the concessions Wales has secured since the present Government came into power none will be more popular than those con- 9 tained in the New Code just issued by the Education Department. In this practically the only great changes are those which made the Welsh language and literatures class-subjects in Welsh schools, as well as the special history, physical geography, and industries of Wales. Further the Code goes on to say that 6, in Welsh districts among the school songs taught during the year may be included popular Welsh airs sung to Welsh words." This is indeed fostering the spirit of nationality. But since we have at last reccgnised the necessity of pre- serving one of the Celtic languages which still survives in these islands, why should not Erse and Gaelic also have a little attention pa,id to them. A little sympathy on the part of the Department with these ineradicable feelings of nationality which still exist in appreciable quantity will do wonders towards promoting harmony amongst the different elements which constitute the populations of the British Isles. -0- Many of my sea-faring readers will feel inter- ested in any matter which appertains to either their own or friends' safety. A discussion has taken place in the House of Commons with regard to the taking over of the lifeboat service by the Government, and the motion submitted to the House was as follows That in the opinion of this House it is incumbent upon the Government to provide, at the public expense, an effective lifeboat service on the coasts of the United Kingdom. It was argued that unification of management and better pay for the brave men who rescued the lives of other people at the risk of their own was wanted, and thought that could be brought about by the Government taking over the work of the National Lifeboat Institution. -0- To a great extent I am of the same opinion, but at the same time I think the manner in which the work is done by the Institution leaves. little cause for complaint. It is a well-known fact that last year the Institution expended over £ 80,000 and saved 1,000, and I think they de- serve the thanks of the nation. Under these cir- cumstances I think the House of Commons did right to leave well alone by rejecting the motion, but at the same time it would not be atniss if the Government could see its way clear to render the Institution financial assistance. -0- While dealing with seamen and their calling, I would also call attention to the fact that very stringent rules, to come into operation on June 1st next, have been framed by the Board of Trade for the inspection of provisions and water under the Merchant Shipping Act, 1892. They will apply to all ships trading or going from any port of the United Kingdom through the Suez Canal, or round the Cape of Good Hope, or Cape Horn. All stores deficient in quality have to be landed, and any water left in a ship's tank from a former voyage- must be emptied and the receptacles cleansed. The conditions as to beef, pork, preserved meats, vegetables, flour, and biscuits, are calculated to secure for the sailor a very 'wholesome dietary. The inspectors grant certificates at the final port of departure if they are satisfied that the stores are fit for the use of the crew. —o— I find that from the report of recent inspection of British lighthouses the following particulars are furnised respecting this locality :—CardiS has three lighthouses, two of which are lit by gas, the other by oil; Barry, two oil, two electric; Porthcawl, one gas, one oil. -0- Those of my readers who have been unfortunate enough to make the acquaintance of a barbed wire fence will appreciate the efforts which are being made to remove these public nuisances. The Bill to prevent the use of barbed wire for fences in roads, streets, lanes, and other thoroughfares has been reprinted as amended in committee. The object of the Bill is to empower any local authority or any other person to serve notice in. writing on the owner or occupier of such land, requiring him within the given time to take down and remove such barbed wire. If the occupier fails to comply with such notice the local autho- rity may apply to a court of summary jurisdiction, who may, by summary order, direct such wire to be rmoved. Cleft oak or other solid fences, on or over which barbed wire may be fixed for the pro- tection of the property enclosed, are exampted from the operation of this Act. -0- Speaking of the Welsh Suspensory Bill a London contemporary says :— It is a fact not generally appreciated that the Welsh Suspensory Bill does not interfere with private patronage in the remotest degree. Inas- much as about one-half the benefices in the Principality are in the gift of private in- dividuals, the threatened disestablishment is thus shorn of much of its terror to loyal ad- herents of the Church. With regard to the English parishes in Welsh dioceses, and the Welsh parishes in English sees, no declaration of policy has yet been made by the Government.
AT WENVOE. THE GREAT EASTER FESTIVAL was well kept at the little Parish Church of S. Mary. There were celebrations of the Holy Communion at 7 and 8 o'clock in the morning, at which there were 70 communicants, just one- sixth of the population of the parish. Mattins was sung at 11 a.m., and the Rector preached on Easter Joy," taking his text from Psalm xxx. 12. There was a children's service at 3 p.m. when the Rector catechised on the events of the festival. Evensong was sung at 6.30 p.m.. and the Rector preached on some of the appearances of our Blessed Lord on the Resurrection Day as teaching the nature of His risen body. The church was well-filled at all the services, and bore evident signs of the love which the parishoners have for it. The altar, font, and windows were I beautifully decorated with choice flowers. VESTRY MEETING. On Easter Monday at the annual Vestry Mr. Nell and Mr. Noah Jenkins were re-elected church- wardens for the ensuing year,