MRS. GRUNDY'S JOTTINGS There was no import trade done in pitwood at Barry Dock last week owing to the rough weather. The export and import shipments at Barry Dock for the week ended Saturday last amounted to S4,425 tons 1 cwt. Judging from a photograph which appeared in a recent number of the Strand Magazine, there is a striking likeness between the late Sir Andrew Clarke (in his younger days, of course), the eminent physician and Dr. Livingstone, of Holton- road, Barry Dock. The drawing of prizes at the Workmen's Club and Institute, Holton-road. Barry Dock, for the benefit of Mr David Dolman, has been postponed till to-morrow (Saturday) evening. Mr D. T. Alexander, Dinas Powis, president of the Barry Chamber of Trade, was present at the complimentary banquet given to Mr Lewellen Wood, J.P., at Cardiff last Saturday evening. The local members of the police force have been the happy recipients of many valentines during the last day or two. Some of them will "take beating." What do you think of the Barry Company's meeting at Cardiff yesterday ? asked a gentleman of a Cadoxton tradesman last Saturday. Well, I am disappointed, I must say. Mr Hood said nothing more than we had seen in the Harry Dock iVt'ttw weeks ago." jfc There was weeping and wailing in Pyke-street, Barry Dock, last Sunday. I pitied the poor old women who could not have their usual cup of tea owing to scarcity of the water supply. Mr Chilcott, the well-known professional slipper, lost ten yards with Mr Phipps' White Rose in the first heat of the dog handicap at the Witchill Grounds, Cadoxton, last Saturday afternoon. ¥ :I< Stories of Mr. J. S. Corbett's generosity are still cropping up. When the new Roman Catholic Church in Tyndall-street, Cardiff was being built operations had to be stopped because, owing to the strike, Father Butler could not get iron girders to support the gallery. Mr. Corbett heard of Father Butler's predicament, and at his own expense presented the reverend father with two massive stone pillars, and the building of the church went on without further interruption. 7 4 Apropos of the late church incident at Barry, a Nonconformist paper says, It is refreshing to come across a clergyman of the Established Church in Wales who is ready to associate with Noncon- formists. Last week an unusual thing happned in Carmarthenshire. At the induction of a Welsh Calvinistic Methodist minister at Llanddeusant, not only was the vicar broad enough in his views to attend the services, he also took a leading part in the service." ••• 01: There are on the staff of the Barry Railway Company men who won the spurs of fame" before coming to Barry. One, in the mechanics' shop, was the honoured recipient of a medal at the hands of Madame Adelina Patti for vocal music, and the other, a member of the clerical staff, has thrilling tales to tell of adventures in Cawnpore and Delhi, # Miss Annie Williams (Eos Ystwith), of Cardiff, the young lady who was the principal singer at the last and previous concerts held at Barry Dock Public-hall, in aid of the Welsh Church, received special attention at the hands of Prince Henry of Battenberg during the visit of the Welsh Ladies' Choir to Osborne last Thursday night. il Did I not see you at the Swansea National Eisteddfod?" inquired the Prince. Annie blushing replied she was there. The influence of Cymry Fydd has found its way into the West Indies, the Rev L. Ton Evans, late of Cadoxton-Barry, having named his new home in the Baptist missionary settlement Preswylfa." After many selections and refusals the Barry Trades' Council have at last succeeded in appoint- ing two of their members to attend the meetings of the general committee of the local Nursing Association, but I can't vouch for the truth of the rumour that the two representatives will be taped for a tennis suit each, and, in addition, given two ounces of tea on the day of the meetings. Mr B. Francis Williams, having been informed that the water supply at Aberthaw was small, suggested the probability that the inhabitants lived on beer. .0:, The Chinese puzzle" entrance from Dock View-road to the offices at Barry Dock is doomed It will soon be superceded by a decent gateway. The inhabitants of Treharne-road, Cadoxton, are waiting with the patience of Job for the appear- ance of the contractor to carry out the private improvements. The latest A certain young man living in the Barry district had a ham bone sent him on Valentine's Day. I wonder if his friends thought he intended to start a rag and bone establish- ment. A wag writes suggesting that the land on Sully Island* not required by the Local Board for infectious hospital purposes might be utilised if or market gardens or a public recreation ground. Mr B. Francis Williams elicited from Dr. O'Donnell at the Government inquiry at Cadoxton that the Cardiff Corporation would not have Barry at any price ? Sour grapes" someone whispered. Some tradesmen in Holton-road want the people to do as they say, but not as they do, for their bills asking the public to buy in the local shops are printed in other towns. What consistency. Anxious to take his loved one to the altar, a certain young gentleman busied himself at Barry Dock last week inquiring the cost of the publica- tion of the banns. It is proposed to erect a clergy house on the piece of land adjoining the Church of the Holy Nativity, Cogan. The Rev Vaughan Jones preached his farewell sermon on Sunday evening at All Saints' Church, Penarth. # It is related of the late Mr. J. S. Corbett, J,P., that upon oceasionsi when Church [festivals were being got up at Llandough he frequently went the rounds of the chapels in the neighbourhood and spotted" the particularly good singers and songstresses, whose services he usually succeeded in securing for the Church. V The public auditor will examine the accounts of the Barry and Cadoxton Local Board at Cadox- ton on the 6th of March. Ex-sergeant John, late of Cardiff, who is now a full-fledged publican at Dinas Powis, told a meeting at Barry last Tuesday evening that blacknailing mQant" nothing more nor less than a big lump," and it was a scandal on the cloth to say that the police ever" blacknailed the publicans. Last Wednesday, Mr Lewellen Wood, J.P., Mrs Wood, and Mr Godfrey Wood, Penarth, accom- panied by Mrs D. T. Alexander and Miss Grace Alexander, of Bryneithen, and Mr Tom Thompson, left London on board the yacht Orienta for a three months' cruise in the Mediterranean, visiting Algiers, Egypt, Jerusalem, and other places in the Holy Land, Constantinople, Athens, Rome, Pompeii, Naples, and the Revierra. s? At a meeting of the Cardiff County Council, held last Monday, it was decided to adopt the parliamentary sub-committee's report approving of petitions against the Barry and Taff Vale Railway Bills. There will be no alteration in the Taff Vale Railway Company's trains for the ensuing month. The annual dinner of the Barry Male Voice Party will be held on Saturday week at the Barry Hotel. Several Barry men will play in the South Wales v. Gloucester match to be played at Bristol on the 21st instant. At the last meeting of the Public Works Com- mittee, a member, advocating a road from the country which would serve the purposes for reaching the cemetery as well, said the Hoard must try and keep things lively and bu -y people at the same time." The other members then wondered why the dog howled outside. His many friends will be glad to hear tha"u the Rev W. Tibbot, of Cadoxton, has improved con- siderably in health dming the past week, and he intend leaving home to-day for two or three weeks nge. At -o histrionic ball: 'Tis a good sign to see France and England fraternising, especially just now, when each nation is fearing an invasion from the other." The sign referred to was an officer of Napoleon's Imperial Guard dancing with a sweet embodiment of the Union Jack.
THE STUDY OF WELSH LITERATURE. An interesting lecture on The Study of Welsh Literature" was delivered by Mr T. Marchant Williams, M.A., B.A. L., of London, at Bethel Chapel, Court-road, Cadoxton-Barry, on Tuesday evening last, in connection with the Young Wales Society. Dr W. Lloyd Edwards occupied the chair, and there were amongst those present- The Revs W. Daniel, Morris Isaac, W. Williams, and J. W. Matthews, Messrs J. Rees, H. J. Owen, J. D. Davies (secretary), D. Bowen, Daniel Evans, T. Martin, etc. The lecturer treated his subject in a masterly manner. He quoted the words of several well-known writers, who said Welsh literature could not be excelled by any other language. He pointed out the fact that to trans- late Welsh poetry into English was difficult, as the same expression could not be given. He also referred to some of the works of the Welsh latter-day poets, which showed that they were masters of the language. Welsh literature, he said, was small in quantity compared with the literature of other countries, but the quality could not be excelled. Welsh books written 500 years ago could be read by any Welsh- man of the present day, but not many Englishmen could read books of their language which had been written as far back as five centuries since. Addresses were afterwards delivered' by the President, Revs W. Williams, J. W. Matthews, and W. Daniel, Mr J. D. Davies, and Mr John Rees, after which a hearty vote of thanks was accorded Mr Marchant Williams for his excellent lecture.
NEW TIPS AT WORK AT BARRY DOCK. The first of the new hydraulic movable tips erected by Messrs Armstrong, Mitchell, and Com- pany, of Newcastle and London, for the Barry Company at the eastern side of Barry Dock (near the entrance to the new dock), was worked for the first time on Thursday morning, the steamer Rosilla being placed underneath to receive a cargo of coals, and the tip worked all day to the entire satisfaction of the engineers. Another tip of similar construction will, it is expected, be com- pleted and ready for operation next week.
ACTION BY BARRY BUILDERS. GAEN 7. THE ABERTILLERY LAND AND IN- VESTMENT COMPANY.—This was an action in which the plaintiffs, builders at Cadoxton-Barry, claimed, at the assizes at Cardiff this week. from the defendant company sums of money due to them as balance of building contract, or in the alternate damages to the extent of £1,414 8s, less £ 5 due to the defendant company for shares allotted to plaintiffs.-The jury found for the plaintiffs, and awarded them zC899 13s upon the claim, with costs.
EXTENSION OF SHIPMENT FACILITIES AT PENARTH DOCK. It is understood that the directors of the Penarth Dock and Harbour Company have decided upon the erection of several additional tips at Penarth Dock, in order to deal promptly and effectually with the gradual increase in coal fhipment;.
1 SULLY ISLAND FOR HOSPITAL PURPOSES. APPLICATION BY THE BARRY PORT SANITARY AUTHORITY. PUBLIC INQUIRY AT CADOXTON-BARRY STRONG OPPOSITION ON BEHALF OF VESTED INTERESTS. In connection with the application made by the Barry and Cadoxton Port Sanitary Authority for a prov;sional order to schedule Sully Island with a view of the erection of an infectious diseases hospital for port purposes, a Local Government Board inquiry was held at the Local Board Offices, Cadoxton-Barry, on Wednesday last, to receive evidence for and against the application. The inquiry was conducted by Mr F. H. Tulloch, A.M.I.C.E., and Dr. T. W. Thompson, two of the inspectors of the Local Government Board, and amongst those present were Dr. P. J. O'Donnell, chairman of the Local Board; Dr. Neale, J.P., medical officer Mr J. Arthur Hughes, clerk and solicitor to the Local Board, who supported the application Mr B. Francis Williams, Q.C., in- structed by Mr Corbett, Cardiff, opposing for Lord Bute Mr Rhys Williams, B.A.L., instructed by Mr L. G. Williams, solicitor, Cardiff, opposing for Lord Wimborne, the owner of Sully Island: Mr C. Paterson. chief agent of Lord Wimborne: Mr J. C. Pardoe. surveyor to the Local Board Mr D. Rees, Sully House Rev E. F. Daniell, rector of Sully Mr R. T. Duncan. secretary to the Barry Pilotage Board; Major-General Lee, R.E., J.P., Dinas Powis Mr E. W. M. Corbett, surveyor to the Bute Estates Dr Treharne, Mr W. Thomas, The Hayes; Mr W. Paterson, Mr W. Thomas, auctioneer Mr Neal, Penarth Mr G. Powell, Cog Farm Inspector Leyshon, Mr H. N. Lewis, representing Messrs Downing and Handcock, solicitors to the Barry Railway Company Miss Gertrude Jenner, Wenvoe Messrs J. Phillips, ironmonger C. Howe, assistant overseer; A. Jackson, solicitor; Ivor Rees, C. Tamplin, W. Blake, Cogan Hall Farm D. Edwards, relieving officer &c. Mr J. Arthur Hughes, clerk and solicitor to the Local Board, in submitting the case for the Board, said the Barry Port Sanitary Authority had certain duties to perform in connection with the port in reference to the probable invasion of cholera. In the matter of cholera precautions the Board had joined with other authorities in an attempt to obtain a national grant to assist them in the de- frayal of expenses, but the petition proved un- successful. The Barry Local Board had a temporary hospital at present situated on land belonging to the Barry Railway Company, near the timber pond at Barry Dock. By a condition with ^ie company, the Board would be obliged to remove the hospital after a month's notice, which was an important point for consideration, and as the new dock of the company would be commenced in the spring it would be absolutely necessary to remove the hospital. Last summer, while the Board were taking precautions against the appear- ance of cholera, the officials of the Barry Company refused to allow any cholera patients that might arrive to land on the company's property. The present hospital was placed in such a position that when the new dock was commenced the building would have to be removed, and then it should be considered that cholera patients could not be taken to the present hospital at all, for to reach it it was necessary to pass over the Barry Company's land. A site at Aberthaw had been suggested for a fever hospital, but it was almost impossible of access and very exposed. Nine- tenths of the cost of carrying out the port sanitary duties of the Barry district was defrayed by the Local Board, and if the dock at Barry was declared an infected port the Barry district would be thrown into a state of complete suspense. Sully Island, in many respects, would be a very convenient site for hospital. Landing facilities were good, and it was intended by the Local Board to make a landing stage at the north-east point of the island. Sully Island was also easy of isolation, for at high water, and till half tide, it was an island. There were also railway conveniences to Sully, and the island was near the quarantine station. Mr Hughes concluded his remarks by drawing attention to the difficulty which had been ex- perienced by the Local Board with the Cardiff Cor- poration in regard to a site on Flat Holms. Dr. P. J. O'Donnell, chairman of the Barry and Cadoxton Local Board, Health Committee, &c., in course of examination, said he had been resident in the Barry district for seven years. The site of the present temporary hospital at Barry Dock was held under a tenancy from the Barry Company, terminable at any time by a month's notice. The proposed site of a permanent hospital at Aberthaw was a very undesirable one, owing to the low line and exposed position of the coast, while the facilities for landing were also bad. Sully Island would, however, be a suitable site, easily accessible at all states of the tide. The Cardiff Corporation had refused to allow the Barry Local Board to erect a hospital on the Flat Holmes, or to allow any isolation facilities what- ever except during one season.—Cross-examined by Mr B. F. Williams: Dr. O'Donnell added it was proposed to erect the hospital on the north side of Sully Island. Swanbridge Bay in the vicinity of the island, as well as Sully, was much frequented by visitors during the summer, and Swanbridge Bay afforded anchorage for small shipping.—Cross- examined by Mr Rhys Williams, Dr O'Donnell expressed an opinion that Aberthaw stood at a lower level than Sully. Landing conveniences could be supplied at Swanbridge Bay at com- paratively small cost. The board had not yet determined to erect a sanatorium on Sully Island. There was not at present a fresh water supply on Sully Island. Cases of infectious disease would not be brought ashore by means of the existing landing stage on Barry Island (which belonged to Lord Windsor) otherwise the port would at once be declared an infected port. The Local Board would readily withdraw their present application if they could obtain a site on the Flat Holms. Sully Island was within the jurisdiction of the Barry Local Board. Alderman Jacobs, as chair- man of the health committee of the Cardiff Corporation, had repeatedly refused to meet him for the purpose of an interview on the matter of a site on Flat Holms, although appointments for that purpose had been made.-Replying to Mr Neale, Dr O'Donnell said the Local Board had no power to schedule a por- tion of Flat Holms in the same manner as Sully Island. Dr Neale, J.P., the medical officer of the Barry Local Board, gave evidence to the effect that the Barry Railway Company having refused to allow cholera cases to be landed at Barry Dock, it was absolutely necessary to have a hospital somewhere, and Sully Island he considered a very convenient site. With regard to water supply, he suggested that gathering grounds be provided, or it might be carried from the public supply in the Barry district. The proposed hospital at Sully was only intended for port cases.—Dr Neale was also ex- amined by the gentlemen representing different interests, but nothing important was elicited. With regard to Cold Knap as a probable site, it was, he felt, entirely ineligible. Mr W. Paterson, a member of the Barry Local Board, and one of the channel pilots licensed by the Barry pilotage Board, was next examined. As to Aberthaw, the landing difficulties were so great as to render the place impracticable for hospital purposes. Whenever it was 'practicable to take a patient out of a ship, it was possible to land him on Sully Island. It was not possible to land in a small boat on the west side of Aberthaw. It was also inconvenient to land patients on Cold Knap, and landing could not be effected without going on the Barry Company's property. On the western side of Sully Island it would be quite easy to land patients. Mr J. C. Pardoe, the Local Board's surveyor, said a temporary supply of water could be taken to Sully Island at a cost of about £:300. The water would be ob'ained for the Local Board's mains. The distance vould be about three miles. Mr E. W. M. Corbett, surveyor to the Bute estate, said the land round Swanbridge Bay was considered particularly adapted for a seaside resort, and plans had been prepared for its forma- tion as such. The Local Board could not, there- fore, have selected a more convenient spot for spoiling an admirable pleasure resort. In his opinion Lord Bute would grant a lease to the Board, with the consent of the Cardiff Corporation, for a portion of the Flat Holms for hospital purposes. Mr William Blake, Cogan Hall Farm, gave evidence as to Sully Bay being much frequented by pleasure-seekers in the summer. Addressing the inspectors. Mr Francis Williams pointed out that the Local Board had submitted an ill-considered scheme, and it was somewhat audacious on the part of the authority to forward such an application. The erection of a hospital on Sully Island would seriously prejudice the interests of Lord Bute so far as concerned the scheme for the conversion of the land around Swanbridge Bay into a watering place. The best possible site for the hospital proposed was on the Flat Holms, and if the Cardiff Corporation were properly approached, he maintained, especially in face of the fact that Lord Bute was prepared to let a portion of land for the purpose, there would be no difficulty at all in the matter. Mr Daniel Rees, magistrates' clerk, Cardiff, said he had lived at Sully House for upwards of twenty years. Sully was one of the most popular summer resorts in the county. Sully Island was also an artillery shooting ground. Mr C. Paterson, land agent to Lord Wimborne, and member of the Board of Agriculture for four English Counties, gave evidence in opposition to the application on the ground of difficulty of access and absence of water supply. He also submitted a plan showing a scheme where by land on the coast at Sully was to be laid out as a build- ing estate, with a pier to the island. Sully was notoriously scarce of water, but he had been in communication with the Barry Water Company for the laying on of a water supply to Sully. A syndicate from Cardiff had already offered to take twenty acres of land on the coast at Sully for building purposes. Lord Wimborne would probably grant to the Local Board a site for hospital purposes, but not on the foreshore. In his opinion, Barry Island was the best natural site for a hospital. Mr W. Thomas, Hayes Farm, Sully, a member of the Barry Local Board, was of opinion that Sully Island was a most inadvisable scheme for a hospital. It represented a very large outlay for such a small building, with only four beds. The Local Board had not considered the present scheme in detail, otherwise he believed they would not entertain it. Personally he advocated the securing of a site on Flat Holms. He was of opinion that the ratepayers of the district were not in favour of the present scheme. Mr L. G. Williams, solicitor to Lord Wimborne, stated that he had had a consultation with Alderman Jacobs, Mr J. L. Wheatley, and other gentlemen connected with the Cardiff Corporation, last week, and had been informed that the Cor- poration had not been approached by the Local Board in a proper manner. (Laughter.) Dr O'Donnell expressed astonishment at Mr Williams' remark, and said Alderman Jacobs had repeatedly refused to meet a deputation of the Barry Local Board on the matter. Mr C. Tamplyn, Cardiff pilot, said Sully Sound and Swanbridge Bay formed a harbour of refuge for small craft. Mr W. S. Williams, another Cardiff pilot, gave evidence in opposition, and said it was impossible to land in Swanbridge Bay at low water of spring tides. The court at this stage adjourned for luncheon. Mr Rhys Williams, upon the resumption of the inquiry, addressed the inspectors at length, dwell- ing upon the principal points produced during the evidence for the opposition. Mr J. J. Neal, Penarth, spoke to the prejudicial effect upon Sully as a seaside resort which would follow the erection of an infectious diseases hospital, and stated he was sure there were gentle- men present who would form a deputation to approach the Cardiff Corporation in view of the Local Board being allowed a portion of the Flat Holms for that purpose. Dr Thompson said the Cardiff authorities had already been approached, and there was no definite evidence that day to show that the Cardiff Corpora- tion would grant the request of the Board. Mr J. A. Hughes said the Board would be willing for the inquiry to be adjourned if the inspectors thought it advisable to again approach the Cardiff authorities, and added that two of the principal officials of the Barry Company (Mr R. Evans, the general manager, and Captain Davies, the dockmaster), had expressed their approval of the Board's present action. Mr H. X. Lewis, on behalf of Messrs Downing and Handcock. submitted a statement expressing the disapproval of the Barry Railway Company to the scheme. Miss Jenner inquired whether the notice of the inquiry had been published for the proper length of time, and asked whether it should not have been inserted for three weeks consecutively in the Barry Dock JYCWS. It appeared first, she main- tained. on the 9th February. Mr J. A. Hughes I don't know whether Miss Jenner has a right to speak here. She is not a ratepayer, I believe. Miss Jenner (excitedly) I am not a ratepayer, but I am a very injured person. (Laughter.) I am going to be lenient with you. Mr Hughes, so don't irritate me. (Continued applause.) Dr Thompson promised to undertake to see that the law with regard to publication of the notice had been complied with. Miss Jenner But I ask to see the section dealing with it. Dr Thompson It is only needed that the notice shall appear in the piper circulating in the district interested for two weeks. Miss Jenner Kindly give me the section. Dr Thompson Section 176 of the Public Health Act. Miss Jenner Page (Laughter.) Mr J. A. Hughes Page 227. It was decided by the inspectors, after conferring together, that it was not necessary to adjourn the inquiry, and they subsequently, accompanied by members of the Local Board and officials, inspected the proposed site on Sully Island for the erection of the hospital in question. 7
DOG HANDICAP AT THE WITCHILL GROUNDS, CADOX- TON-BARRY. THE COMPETITIONS TO BE CONTINUED WEEKLY. The first of a series of dog handicaps organised by Mr B. Hoddinott, the enterprising proprietor of the Witchill Hotel, was held on Saturday after- noon last at the Witchill Athletic Grounds, Cadoxton-Barry, the event proving a very success- ful one. encouraging the promoter to continue the same every Saturday afternoon at the same place. There was a good attendance, and much interest was centred in the competitions by the spectators. The prizes amounted to £5. offered for an open 200 yards handicap, the dogs which entered the contest being H. Phipps' "White Rose" (20*lbs) Palmer's '-Magger" (20ilbs) Chin- nock's "Spring" (24ilbs) Reberts' "Sam" (1411bs); Roberts' "Tit" (1 7lbs) and A. Phipps' Red Rose" (231bs). 1st heat—Sam. 1 Red Rose. 2 Spring, 3. 2nd heat-Tit, 1 White Rose. 2. Final heat-Tit. 1, £3; Sam, 2, £ 1 White Rose, 3, 10s and Red Rose, 4, 10s. Mr Hale was starter; Mr B. Hoddinott. referee: and Mr C. Hoddinott, secretary. Already several entries have been received for next Saturday.
A SHIP ASHORE AT PORTH- KERRY BEACH. During the storm on Monday last the ketch Sir William Molesworth dragg-ed her anchor and I ran ashore nz Porthkerry Beach. near Barry. but was got oil later with but little damage.
A CHILD MISSING FROM BARRY DOCK. Information was lodged at the Central Police Station, Barry Dock, on Saturday last, of the mysterious disappearance of a little girl named Kate Rogers, aged eleven years, daughter of James Rogers, living at 5, Gueret-street, Barry Dock. The child attended the Roman Catholic School, Barry Dock, on the previous Monday, but about noon on the following day she left home, and had not since been heard of, no trace being tound of her whereabouts either by the Cardiff or Barry police. Kate is a big girl of her age. and when she left home she wore a thick black cloak, with blue thin dress, blue cap, and lace-up boots. She has light flowing hair, and is of rather nice appearance. The girl ran away from home once before, about three months ago, and was then found in two or three days in a house in Princess-street, Barry. Mrs Rogers, the child's mother, cannot account for her mysterious disappearance. She was always kindly treated, and seemed happy and contented. At the time of publication the child was still missing.
BARRY FARES TO CARDIFF. TAFF COMPANY V. BARRY COMPANY.—This was an action heard at the Glamorganshire Assizes on Wednesday last, brought by the Taff Vale Railway Company against the Barry Railway Company for the recovery of £ 264 18s 3d in respect of fares. £198 6s 5d had been paid into court. According to the statement of claim, it appeared that an in- denture had been made between the two com- panies, when it was provided (Inter alia) that the Taff Company gave running powers for goods, minerals, and passenger traffic to the Barry Company over so much of the lines of the Penarth Harbour. Dock, and Railway Co. and the Penarth Extension Railway Co. as would give access to the Penarth south curve of the Great Western Railway Company, including all stations and sidings. The fares to be charged to the passengers to be carried by the Barry Com- pany under these running powers should be the same as charged by the Taff Company for their Penarth Dock passengers, and the full amount thereof should be paid hy the Barry Company to the Taff Company, less l-5th which the Barry Com- pany might retain for their expenses of working the traffic. The amount due to plaintiffs in respect of this passenger traffic was jE.264 18s 3d, yet the defen- dant company failed to pay any portion of this to the plaintiff company.—The Judge said. taking the fair and natural meaning of the agreement it was clear that the object was to have an identical charge for the same distance and to prevent any competition which would unfairly work on either line. He, therefore, gave judgment for the plain- tiffs with costs, but stayed execution for 14 days.
BARRY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. TENDERS FOR THE NEW CHAPEL. The following is a list of the tenders which have been received by the building committee for the erectioR of the new Presbyterian Chapel at Barry:— £ s. d. Daniel Jones and Co., Gloucester. 4.248 0 0 H. J. Money, Barry. 4.090 0 0 J. S. Jenkins, Dock-road, Barry 3,755 0 0 E. C. Newby and Co 3.676 17 0 W. Richards, Barry. 3,580 0 0 Evans and Lewis, Cardiff 3,330 0 0 Thomas Colbourn, Swindon 3,320 0 0 F. Small, Barry 3,025 0 0 E. Fryatt, Richards, and Co., Barry. 2.995 0 0 Sydenham and Thomas, Barry Dock.. 2.796 13 9 Neither of the tenders has yet been accepted, the last three having been asked to re-tender on slightly altered quantities. I
ALLEGED BURGLARY BY A jl BARRY BOY. On Tuesday last, at the office of Mr Morris (clerk to the Penarth magistrates) Lewis John Clark, Barry Dock, was brought up before Mr Lewis Williams charged with stealing 14lbs. of tobacco, pipes, cigars., &c., from the shop of Mr S. S. Bedingfield, tobacconist, Barry Dock. Prosecutor said that on the 23rd of January he went to bed about midnight. On coming down next morning he found that a pain of glass had been taken from his shop window. The contents of the shop window Wrre lying strewn about. Prisoner was remanded to the Barry Dock Police-court on Thursday.
BURGLARIES AT BARRY DOCK. During Sunday evening last the house of Mr Evan Owen, dock gateman, Kingsland-crescent, Barry Dock, was entered, and money, cigars, and other goods were stolen. The thief is still at large, although the police have done their utmost to secure an arrest. About midnight on Sunday a man attempted to break into the business premises of Messrs Hayes Bros., Dock-road, Barry Dock, but he was seen in the act by Dock-constable Aitken, who promptly ran in pursuit, but the fellow being, fleet of foot, ran off in the direction of the railway station and got clear away.
GOLF MATCH AT ST. FAGAN'S. GLAMORGANSHIRE v. ST. FAGAN'S. A match between the Glamorganshire Clubs was played over the links of the St. Fagan's Club on Saturday last, and resulted in a win for the visitors by seven holes. The following are the scores :— GLAMORGANSHIRE. ST. FAGAN'S. J. Hunter 0 E. U. David 3 T. M. Barlow 4 Rhys Price 0 W. H. M. Tucker. 0 J. E. Williams 0 F. Milburn i; H. A. Tapsfield 0 R. H. T. A. Rickards 0 F. Halsey 0 H. W. Flint 0 W. H. Watson 0 10 3
BARRY AND CADOXTON CON- SERVATIVE CLUB AND INSTI- TUTE. The Directors of the above Institution have successfully overcome the difficulty raised in con- nection with the intended occupation of the original premises in Dock View-road, Barry Dock, by securing the block of buildings known as Sydenham Chambers, Holton-road, for the pur- poses both of the Club and Institute, and steps are been taken to open the same at an early date, the ceremony it is expected, to be performed by a prominent Cabinet-minister in Lord Salisbury's [ late adiiiinifctration.
RETURN HOME OF THE BARRY PRODIGAL. FRANK HALE CHATS WITH A -'BARRY DOCK NEWS REPORTER. Young Frank Hale, aged 12, 9Qn of Mr Isaec Hale. of No. 4, Iddesleigh-street, Cadoxton-Barry, the adventurous lad who ran away from home more than two months ago, has just been brought back from London in custody of a detective, and lodged in Cardiff Work- house pending the arrival of his parents to- re-claim their long-lost son. A representative of the Barry Dock Xcw.* called at Mr Hale's house a. day or two ago, and had a chat with the little prodigal. Frank is a bright, intelligent, and most precocious lad, and the conversation our reporter had with him was a very interesting one. Mr and Mrs Hale did not happen to be in at the time, but the boy, who had his shirt sleeves rolled up. and was engaged in some house work. greeted the reporter with a bow. and sprightly inquired whether there was anything he could do for him. Are you Frank Hale, my boyasked the Pressman. Yes, sir. I am he." Well, I want you to tell me all about your experiences since you left home." Certainly, sir step inside." In a moment or two, with a merry twinkle in his eye. little Frank was chatting freely about his late adventure. I had been away from home once or twice before, you know." he began, -and about two- months ago I made up my mind to have another trip. I had a little money in my pocket—a shilling or two—so I got into the train at Barry Dock for Cardiff. At Cardiff I felt a bit dicky7 so I went into the Washington and had a sixpenny dinner and a penn'orth of rice pudding. I asked the porter at the station what time the train left for Stourbridge. as il wanted to see my auntie, and finding I had an hour or two to wait I strolled about the streets, and made a few coppers by running errands. About four o'clock I jumped into the train for Stourbridge, and I got through without anybody asking for my ticket." But how did you get out at Stourbridge, Frank ? the reporter asked. •• O. I managed that little job very well," replied the lad with a grin. My uncle is a porter at Stourbridge, you know, so I told the station- master I wanted to sec my uncle, and he let me pass through. I bought a thing or two in the rook- shop, and went to see my auntie. The next day I slipped into the train for Birmingham, and as I was walking about the town I stood by the big- monument near the church, and thought I should like to see London, so back I goes to the station* and just managed to catch the London express. When I got to Paddington the station people would not let me pass out because I had no ticket, and the police took me in charge, and put me into the Paddington Workhouse, where I had to stay for two months and three days. It was a long time, but I did not mind it much. I was taken, too, before the magistrates at Marylebone, but they could not do anything to me. I was too young to be sent to gaol." "How did you like yuur trip. was the next inquiry of our representative. "0, very nicely, indeed," said Frank. The- ride, you know, was very jolly, but I did not care to be kept so long in the workhouse. I like London very much, and everybody was very kind to me." Asked to explain how he was was treated in the workhouse, Frank stated he thoroughly enjoyed his period of enforced indoor pauperism. I had plenty of food," he went on. "and the master took a lot of interest in me. We used to have food in the large dining hall. We, men, were on one. side, and the women on the other. The master would go the pulpit and say grace, and then Dummy would get up and give us food. We used to call bim Dummy' because he could not speak or hear. Paddington Workhouse is a nice building, the largest in the country, so they say. Well, but do you intend going away again, Frank?" asked the interviewer. "-No, I don't think I will, sir," replied the boy. "You will always find me home now. I have had a job of work, and I intend commencing on Monday to drive a milk-cart. I have done, they say. more than anyone else has done, I travelled without & ticket from Barry to Cardiff, Stourbridge, Birming- ham. and London before being caught, but I don't think I will go away again for a bit. My mamma. came to fetch me from Cardiff Workhouse oik Saturday, and I think I will stay at home now for a while."
BARRY DOCK POLICE-COURT. THURSDAY.—Before Mr O. H. Jones and Mr John Duncan. DRUNK AND DISORDERLY. Elizabeth Wood, Annie Ashton, Henry White, Sarah Ann Powell. and Kate Canning were each fined 5s for being drunk and dis- orderly on the highway at Cadoxton. THEFT BY A PEXARTH BOY. Francis John, aged 14, living at 10, Salop- street. Penarth, was charged by Alfred Black- more with stealing two knives and a brooch, value 5s, on the 11th inst. Prosecutor said he lived in the some house as defendant, and missed the knives and brooch from a tin on the mantel- piece.-Louisa Baker said she searched defen- dant, who was her step-brother, and found the things upon him.—Defendant was ordered to receive eight strokes with the birch. THE BURGLARY CASE AT BARRY. The case against the boy Lewis John Clark, who is charged by S. S. Bedingfield, of Barrr Dock-road, Barry, with stealing several pip' and a pouch, was remanded till next Thursd owing to the absence of the solicitor for t defence. ASSAULTING THE POLICE. James Webber, a fireman of Penarth, was charged with being drunk and disorderly and assaulting the police in High-street, Penarth, on the 14th instant.—Police-constable Angua said prisoner was very drunk and using bad language, and when told to go home struck him several times.—Police-constable Bees also gave evidence, and prisoner was fined 10s or seven days.
BARRY GROCERS' ASSOCIATION DINNER. The first annual dinner in connection with the Barry District Grocers' and Provision Dealers* Association came off on Wednesday evening last at the Victoria Hotel. Barry Dock, under the chairmanship of Mr B. Lewis, president of the Association, who was supported by Mr W. Griffiths. president of the Cardiff Grocers' Associa- tion, and a number of other gentlemen prominently connected with the trade. The proceedings were of a most successful character from beginning to end, and a full report will appear in our next issue.
TELEPHONIC FACILITIES AT BARRY POLICE STATIONS. It has been decided by the county police authorities to establish telephonic communication between the police at Cardiff and Varry and to the different stations in the Par y district. The work of laying u e wires was commenced on Monday last.