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MRS. GRUNDY'S JOTTINGS

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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.

NEW TIPS AT WORK AT BARRY…

ACTION BY BARRY BUILDERS.

EXTENSION OF SHIPMENT iFACILITIES…

SULLY ISLAND FOR HOSPITAL…

DOG HANDICAP AT THE WITCHILL…

A SHIP ASHORE AT PORTHKERRY…

A CHILD MISSING FROM BARRY…

BARRY FARES TO CARDIFF.

BARRY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.

ALLEGED BURGLARY BY Ajl BARRY…

BURGLARIES AT BARRY DOCK.

GOLF MATCH AT ST. -FAGAN'S.

BARRY AND CADOXTON CONSERVATIVE…

RETURN HOME OF THE BARRY PRODIGAL.

BARRY DOCK POLICE-COURT.

BARRY GROCERS' ASSOCIATION…

TELEPHONIC FACILITIES AT BARRY…