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A FREE CUT BKS3 PATTERS IS GIVEN AWAY WEEKLY. Superbly Illustrated. "OUR HOME" may be had of all Newsagents and Railway Bookstalls, Price Id. A Specimen Copy will be sent free on application to the H«dOfflcee: m,FLEET-STREET,LONDON,E.C. The Cadoxton and. Barry Bill- Posting Company, Limtd. Offices :—5, Vere-street, Cadoxton-Barry. BEST HOARDINGS IN THE DISTRICT. I Billposting undertaken throughout the United Kingdom. Estimates Free. Secretary— MICHAEL DAVIES. OLDEST ESTABLISHED. tHE BARRY DISTRICT BILLPOSTING CO., LIMITED, RENTS ALL THE BEST POSITIONS, HAS ALL THE BEST HOARDINGS, And more than Treble the Space of all others combined. THE O^LY~BILLPOSTERS Recognised by the BILLPOSTERS' ASSOCIATION. Handbills Carefully Delivered. OFFICES: 57, VERE STREET, CADOXTON. T. C. THOMAS, SECRETARY. Penarth and District Billposting Company, OFFICE: 15, WINDSOR-ROAD, PENARTH. BILLPOSTING DONE IN ALL ITS BRANCHES. HANDBILL & CIRCULAR DISTRIBUTING PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO. MANAGER :— G. FRANKLIN. 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Therefore danger averted. Pamphlet three stamps; or Remedy, 3s.; post free. KEEP WALKING AND WEAR MOLINEUX'S BOOTS. MOLTNEUX & CO., The Barry Dock Boot Manufacturers, 92, HOLTON-ROAD, (LATE POST OFFICE), Are no Selling the best value WINTER GOODS ever oftered in the District. EVERY PAIR BY THE BEST MAKERS. Also a Splendid Stock of DRESS AND EVENING SHOES, GAITERS, OVER-SHOES, &c., IN THE LATEST DESIGNS. If you have Good Boots, have-them properly REPAIRED by MOLINEUX & CO., Late Holton-road Post Office. DYERS AND CLEANERS OF HATS, BONNETS, OSTRICH FEATHERS, Ladies' Dress and Gents' Clothing. ORCHARDS, 35, ADAM STREET, CARDIFF. Hats and Bonnet" altered or re-made. New Hats and Bonnets made to Order. BARRY DOCK OYSTER SALOON 64, THOMPSON-STREET. Mr. J. Stroud BEGS to inform his many friends that he has OPENED a OPENED a First-class Oyster Salooq at the above address, where he supplies OYSTERS OF PKIME QUALITY, FRESH DAILY. 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BARRY DISTRICT PUBLIC LIBRARIES COMMITTER The monthly meeting of the members of the Barry District Public Libraries Committee was held on Thursday evening last at Holton-road Library, when there attended—Mr D. Roberts (chairman), Dr W. Lloyd Edwards, Messrs J. Lowdon, J. R. Llewellyn, W. J. Flowers, and F. P. Jones-Lloyd, with Mr E. F. Blackmore (secre- tary and librarian). THE LIBRARIAN'S REPORT. No meeting having been held during January. Mr,E. F. Blackmore presented a report for that month and February. The statement for January read as follows :—Total number of books issued, 1,064; weekly average, 2t56 fiction. 86 per cent. other classes, 14 per cent. new borrowers, 30; total number of borrowers, 603. February :— rotal number of volumes issued, 1.371; weekly average, 343, or 77 increase per week fiction, 85 per cent.; other classes, 15 per cent.; new borrowers. 43 total number of borrowers, 346 number of books in library, 1,100. PROPOSED PURCHASE OF AN INDICATOR. The Librarian said he had visited several libraries in London recently, and amongst other facilities he considered it advisable to obtain an indicator, but he was afraid the time had hardly arrived to procure one, yet the number of borrowers was greatly increasing, but if they purchased an indicator, which would cost jE30, instead of books, the Rupply of volnmes would soon be unequal to the demand.-Dr Lloyd Edwards agreed that more books should first be secured.—The Chairman re- marked that with an indicator one iperson could do as much work as three without one. and moved that an indicator be purchased.—Mr Lowdon seconded.—Mr Blackmore added that with the new books to come in the number would be in- creased to 1,450. and an indicator could be obtained for 5,000.—Mr Llewellyn considered it was pre- mature yet to obtain an indicator, and as the expense would amount to ;E30 he thought notice of motion should have been given.—Mr Jones- I Lloyd agreed, and remarked that in view of the assistance recently given to the librarian the com- mittee were not justified in spending this amount. It would be much better to increase the number of books.—After some further remarks, it was decided to defer the matter till the election of the new committee. MISCELLANEOUS. It was resolved to purchase a stock-book giving purchases, &c., for the library, at a cost of A 1 9s. Mr Blackmore announced the following sums had been paid into the bank :-On account of fines, 14 7s 9d sale of catalogues, £ 1 8s 7d sale of waste paper, 18s 9d. A letter was received from the caretaker of Holton-road Library and Reading-room applying for an increase of salary, and it was agreed that an increase of 2s 6d per week be granted. The following bills were presented for payment: -Mrs Ridler, £ 3 Barry Dock News. 2s Rees Jones, £1 17s 6d F. C. Milner. flO 10s lOd D. Paulett, £3 12s lid D Morgan. 15s 8d W. Townaend, 14 10s S. S. Bedingfield. £9 18s 5d A. Marsh, £ 6 10s lOd Royal Insurance Company. lis 9d; vV. J. Cross. jH] Mayne. Hooper, and Company, :£3 2s lid Gas and Water Company, zg8 13s 4d Barry Estate Company, £ 5 10s 6d Messrs Gibby, £ 2 7s lid C. Chivers. £1 Os 8d; Gas and Water Company, 7s 4d W. J. Cross, Al I D. Paulett, £ 3 12s 3d Libraries' Association. J61 la. It was decided to accept the offer of the Barry Co-operative Industrial Society to supply The Co-operative News free of charge to the reading- room.-A letter was received from the Photograun Company. Limited, London, promising- to send the Photograun on payment of postage by the com- mittee.—Agreed. -u-
BARRY DISTRICT CHAMBER OF TRADE. The monthly meeting of the Barry District Chamber of Trade was held on Thursday evening last at Harry's Restaurant, Barry Dock. the presi- aent (Mr D. T. Alexander"; occupying the chair, amongst the members present being Messrs B. Lewis, E. S. Johnson, J. Phillips, Rees Jones, J. Price, J. D. Watson. E. Gould, H. C. Griffin, and R. Treharne Rees (secretary). CHEAP THROUGH TICKETS BETWEEN BARRY AND PONTYPRIDD. After a discussion, the President kindly pro- mised to place himself in communication with the general managers of'the Barry and Taff Vale Rail- ways with a view of securing an arrangement for cheap through booking of passengers between Barry and Pontypridd, a boon which would prove a great convenience to visitors from the hill districts to Barry during the summer months especially. BARRY AND THE GLAMORGAN AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY'S SHOW. I The President brought forward the question of the probability of holding the annual show for 1895 of the Glamorgan Agricultural Society at Barry, an<t stated that the suggestion had been favourably discussed at a meeting of the committee recently. It was, however, necessary that the matter should be promptly and actively taken up so as to show that the Barry district evinced an interest and anxiety in the movement.—Mr E. S. Johnson and Mr B. Lewis cordially approved of the proposal, and it was resolved that the matter be more fully discussed at the next meetng, two sites being suggested as available for the holding of the show in the district, viz., The Moors, at Cadoxton, and Cold Knap, Barry. THE PROPOSED PUBLIC OFFICES FOR THE DISTRICT. Mr E. S. Johnson intimated his intention of bringing forward at the next meeting the matter of the proposed erection of central public offices for the district. NEW MEMBERS. The following new members were elected :— Dr Treharne, Messrs B. G. Davies, D. Lloyd (clothier), F. C. Milner, J. Cutter, and J. E. Levers, jun. X
PLOUGHING MATCH AT LLANTRITHYD. The Glamorgan annual ploughing match was held on Thursday week last at Llantrithyd, near Cowbridge, in fields lent by Mr T. Thomas, of Garn Farm. Thirty-one teams in all competed, and some excellent work was done. An energetic committee, of which Mr John Morgan, Llantri- thyd, was the tried and indefatigable secretary, successfully carried out the arrangements. Among the successful competitors were Messrs Richard Morgan, Cross Farm, Llantrithyd Richard Barton, Wenvoe; William Watts, Llantrithyd Richard Barkway, St. Lythan's John Thomas, St. Lythan's; Rees David, Aburthin; and Daniel Davies, Llantrithyd. The usual dinner followed at the Bear Hotel, The Mackintosh of Mackintosh presiding over a large company.
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SOCIAL EVENING AT BARRY BOARD SCHOOLS. A social evening of a most enjoyable and success- ful nature, at the invitation of the teachers of Barry Board School. was held 00 Friday evening lasr" amongst the guests in attendance being Mr R. Miller, Miss Lester, Miss Woods, Miss McGregor, Miss Burbidge, Mr G. E. Bird, Mr T. G. Mein, Miss Hodder. Miss Wensley. Miss Lewis, Mr R. T Evans, Mr J. Adams. Mr W. W. Davies, Mr J. E. Thorpe, Miss Court (Penarth), Miss Williams, Miss G. Davies, Miss H. Williams, Miss Rowles, Miss Evans. Miss J. Davies, Miss Welsh, Miss Meredith, Mr C. Edwards, Mist Lowther, Miss Jones, Miss Jewell, the Misses Williams (Windsor-road). Mr and Miss Ashmore, Miss Wilcox. Miss Johnson, Miss Paui, Miss Masters, Miss Guthrie, Mr Court, jun. (Penarth), Mr Pennington. Mr J. R Hughes. Mr A. E. Lester, Mr S. Davies. Mr Delahuy, Mr Mildon. Mr D. Morgan. Mr W. G. Williams, Mr Gibe, Mr R. F. Illingworth. Miss M. George, Mr Weusley, Mr A. Evans, Mr C. Evans, &c. The arrangements were perfect in every respect, and were carried out by ( Mis:) Lester. the energetic and painstaking secretary. The decorations deserve mention, being specially attractive and pretty, and wer*1 executed with artistic skill by the teachers of the school indeed, there was nothing which tended to mar the enjoyment of the evening, and the ladies and gentlemen present joined in the proceedings with manifest glee and appreciation. The refreshments provided by the members of the teaching staff were likewise perfect. Mr J. Adams and Mr R. T. Evans fulfilled the duties of M.C. with much satis- faction, and the following is the list of dances Polka, waltz, lancers, schottische. waltz, quadrille, mazurka, waltz cotillon, waltz, lancers, sehottische, and waltz. After an evening's thorough enjoy- ment, during which the poetry of motion was freely indulged in, the company broke up towards midnight.
PRIVATE COURSING MEETING AT SULLY. Notwithstanding the fact that two popular coursing matches have been held at Sully during the past few months, there has been a phenomenal plentitude of game in The Hayes and oeighbuur- ing lands this year. Consequently, a large number of friends of Mr W. Thomas, of The Hayes, attended a private coursing meeting at the invita- tion of that gentleman on Friday last. As is well know, Mr Thomas, though he does not breed dogs, preserves hares, and it is mainly to him that the Sully Coursing Club now exists. Capital sport was enjoyed, the trial of the day being a long and pretty course between Mr Jenkins' (Cowbridge) well-known Jacky Lind and a puppy belonging to the premier local breeder, Mr W. R. Morris, Penarth, the judge, Mr Frank Perry, giving a popular verdict to the puppy, Among the guests were Alderman E. John (Cowbridge), Dr P. J. O'Donnell, Dr E. Treharne, Dr Lewis (Llwnypia). Messrs D. T. Alexander. John Morris (magistrates' clerk, Cardiff), R W. Watkins (registrar. Cardiff), G. Bowden. H. Chappell. M. Ho wells (Colebrook). A. W. Morris. A. F. Hill, W. V. Hun ley (Wtd-h St. Donatt's). B. Hoddinott, E. Hoosen, .John Hill. Benjamin Lewis. E. Powell (Cog Farm), H. John (Dinus Powis). Inspector Rees, and Mr David Morgan (Woodland). The weather was delight- fully fine on the occasion. Luncheon was supplied in the large barn. Mr A. Chappell, of the Wenvoe Hotel, Cadoxton, being an excellent, caterer, and opportunity was taktm to thank Mr Thomas for his continued interest in coursing, and to compli- ment him on the fact that this year he has eclipsed his splendid records in the showyard as a breeder of stock.
A BOLD ROBBERY OF SHEEP AT CADOXTON-BARRY. [ The Local Board's public slaughter-house field 13 in Court-road, Cadoxton-Barry. has just been the scene of an audacious theft of sheep. Mr Evan David, butcher, Vere-street. Cadoxton, placed a number of fat sheep in the field one afternoon last t week ready to be slaughtered, and on his man S going two days later to the field to have the j. animals removed to the slaughter-hnuse, he a found one missing. Information was given of thu j. circumstance to the police, and inquiries madPi t led to a discovery of the fact that the stolen j animal, which weighed fully 200 lbs., had been carried from the field, and slaughtered at ¿¡ the back of a vacant house in Daniel-street, the carcase being afterwards taken into the house, and the hiud-quarters having been cut off they j. were carried away, the remainder, with the skin, &c., being left on the floor. The theft must have been committed by two or three persons, but up to the present the guilty parties, who are bel eved to S live in the neighbourhood of Daniel-street, have j not been traced. ■i i ——i [
CLAIM BY A BARRY DOCK j MERCHANT. ( t At the Winter Assizes, Cardiff, last week, plain- 1 tiff, trading as Roberts and Company, timber | merchants, at Barry Dock, claimed from the defendant. Mrs Rees Roderick, who lives at Aher- dare Junction, the sum of £ 90 12,. 2d, balance of account for goods sold and delivered. The accounts showed that joinery had been supplied the defend ant between the end of January, 1893. and the 28th of March. Mr Arthur Lewis (instructed by Messrs David and Evans) appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr Sankey (instructed by Messrs Morgan aud R^es) defended.—His Lordship gave judgment for the defendant.
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BA RRY DISTRICT TRADES' AND LABOUR COUNCIL. The fortnightly meeting of the Barry District Trades'and LabnurCouucil was held on Friday even- ing last at the Victoria HeteL Barry Dock. when there were present Messrs F. Walls (vice-president). Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners, presiding; H. S. Rendell and W. W. Fookes, Operative Stone Masons' Society: T. Griffiths, Carriage and Wagon Builders' Society J. Wheaten, National Amalgamated Labourers' Union J. Robins. General Union of Carpenters and Joiners H. Fennell, Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants Ivor LI. Thomas, Typographical Association and J. Hees, labour representative on the School and Burial Boards. FAILURE OF THE EVENING SCHOOLS. Mr J. Rees submitted his periodical report as labour member of the School and Burial Boards, and said since the previous meeting of the Council he had attended a meeting of the School Board, and one of the subjects discussed was the great falling off in the attendance at the free evening continuation schools, the whole of the classes, with the exception of that of phonetic shorthand. having been closed in consequence, a want of intexest in the evening schools having been shown by the public. He (Mr Rees) had prepared a return showing to what a marked degree the attendances had fallen off,, the return being as follows :Holtrm-roud Seltool-Arithmeuic class— Opening night, 219 in attendance seventh week, 172 twelfth week. 65. Reading and writing— 2nd week, 282 7th do.. 129 12th do.. "67. Algebra-3rd week, 31 7th week. 28 12th week, 16. Welsh class-2nd week. 107 7th do., 45 12th do., 24. Phonetic shorthand—1st week. 91 3rd do., 96 7th weeK, 50 12th week, 44. This class, Mr Rees remarked, would probably be continued, because many of the members showed remarkable progress, and to discontinue the class in such circumstances would be a great pity. (Hear, hear.) Book-keeping—2nd week, 41; 6th week, no class 7th do., 19 12th do.. 5. Music—1st week, 30: 3rd do., 37; 7th do., 29; 12th do., 20. In this class, also, there was a feeling amongst some of the members of the School Board that it should be continued, but personally he was not very sanguine as to its success. Needlework—1st week, 25 7th do., 6 12th do., 3. Harry School.— Arithmetic—1st week, 60 last, week. 8. Reading and writing—1st week, 60 last do., 12. Welsh— 1st week, 34 last do., 3. Needlework—1st wetk, 29 last do., 4. Cadoxton School.—Reading—1st week, 79 last do., 25. Writing and composition —1st week, 106 last do.. 29. Arithmetic—1st week, 104 last do., 32. Reading and writing— 1st week. 15 10th do., 4. Needlework—1st week. 24; last do., 4. Algebra—1st week, 1: and even this one had now ceased attending. (Laughter.) The members of the School Board were not, therefore, justified, in face of such a want of co-operation on the part of the public, in closing the classes, which had been started for the benefit of those who wanted to increase and improve their knowledge in subjects which would prove of service in every- day life. The services of competent teachers had been secured for the different subjects, so that it was regretable to find that a desire fur education was not as marked as it should be amongst the i scholars. It was. he considered, a reflect i m upon them as working-men that they did nor send their children to school when they had such a good opportunity, but the young people would, no doubt, repent the mis-spent opportunity by-and- bye. Nearly all the nations of the civilised world realised the value of education more than the British people aid. but in the present instance the public, and not the School Board, were to be blamed, for the School-Board had shown a libera and enterprising spirit in the matter, whereas th young people themselves had evinced no apprecia tion of the advantages extended to them. INCREASE OF SCHOOL ACCOMMODATION. Continuing his remarks. Mr Rees said they might have seen in the Press that at the last meeting of the School Board it was decided to petition for the acquirement of an acre of land on Cadoxton Common for school extension pur- poses, and the seal of the board had been attached to the petition, and up to the present he under- stood none of the commoners had raised an objection to the application of the board. (Hear, hear.) As to the proposed extension of the school it Holton-road. Mr Rees said that the clerk had been instructed to ascertain the price of the land to the rear of the existing buildings. The Barry Dock Land Syndicate had replied to the board's application stating that the land in question could be obtained at the same price as the exist- ing site, but Mr Bassett had not yet written setting forth the price at which he would part, wi h his reversionary interest therein. The hoard antici- pated no difficulty, however, and at the- next meeting he hoped they would have something definite before them. It was absolutely essential to extend the school at Holton-road, and the members with one exception approved of the scheme submitted at the previous meeting. The exception was Dr O'Donnell and they were, of course, aware of the reason why he opposed the scheme. He was anxious that the Roman Catholic School should be recognised as a public elementary school, and maintained that by doing this the ratepayers would save the cost of the proposed extensions. — Mr H. Fennell said there was no doubt that additional school accommodation must be provided still he could not say he entirely coincided with the views set forward by the School Board. In Barry. for instance, he felt both schools were very inconveniently situated, and maintained that a building should be erected in the centre of the population and not on each side as at p-esent. With regard to the evening classes, he should like to know the reason why they had not been a suc- cess. Was it due to a lack of interest on the part of the working-men, or was it because the schools were not carried on in an onticing and agreeable manner to the scholars. He was especially surprised to see the Welsh class fall off. Application was at one time made to the School Board to have Welsh introduced as a class subject. It had now been tried, and it had proved a failure. -Mr J. Rees replied that the School Board knew of no reason whatever why the classes should have been a failure, except an utter lack of interest and appreciation on the part of the public, for the best teachers had been secured, and everything had been done to make the classes popular. With regard to the school buildings at Barrv. he agreed with Mr Fennell that the site of the old school was a great mistake, but it was too late to complain about that now. for the school had been buiit for years. It was the intention of Ue board, however, to convert the present infants' school in llomilly- road into a mixed school as soon as it was found necessary.-On the motion of Mr Wheatou, seconded by Mr Fennell, a cordial vote of thanks was accorded Mr Rees for his excellent report. THE LABOUR FUND PLAIN 8PEAKING BY THE CHAIRMAN. The next item on the programme was ihe resus- citation of the labour fund in eonnecti n with the council, the Chairman asking the members ro take this question into consideration, for working-men could not expect to have labour repre.*«utat> ves on the public bodies without having their expenses paid. They often heard working-men complain about the so-called middle-classes, but he musi say when the working-men were called upon to put their hands in their pockets they wer,, not ,0' ready to comply. (Hear, hear )—Mr ltobins said at the beginning of the year several of the s<«re» .e" made voluntary grants to the labour fund, -)t)d he thought all the lodges should be called upon to do the same.—The Chairman Every member of the lodges affiliated should pay a levy of 2d.—Mr Ivor LI. Thumas said the Typographical Society which he represented had already done so He should like to know what was the general position of the Labour fund, so that as a council they might know how they stood.—Mr W'heaton said the members of his lodge would not be allowed to pay a levy but Mr Robins sugyested that all lodges might pay 4d per member towards the council, and half of this might be devoted to the labour fund.-At the suggestion of Mr Ivor LI. Thomas the matter was adjourned till the n.-xt, meeting owing to the absence of the secretary that evening. The council then, A CAL inta uumuume.