MRS. GRUNDY'S JOTTINGS Conversing with a representative of the Barry Bock News this week, Mr E. Catheray, one of the organisers of the National Amalgamated Sailors' and Firemen's Union, the latter gentleman ex- pressed the opinion that for seafaring purposes generally Barry completely eclipses Swansea. » The meetings of the juvenile temple in connec- z!5 tion with the St. David's Lodge of Good Templars, Cadoxton. will in future be held on Thursday evening instead of Monday. ole The rent audit of Sir Joseph Spearman's Glamorganshire estates was held last week, when Mr W. V. Huntley, the agent, announced that Sir Joseph bad again decided to return 10 per cent. 811 the half-year's rent. Last week's Seamen's Ch ronicle commented very favourably upon the Barry and Cadoxton Local Board's new bye-laws for the regulation of seamen's boarding-houses. The Trial of John Barleycorn," by an efficient company connected with Bethel C.M. Church, Court-road, Cadoxton, has been performed this week at Llancarvan, Dinas Powis, and Barry Dock, the audience in each instance being an appreciable -ene. There will be no alteration in the time table of the Barry Company's trains for the coming month. sk Heard on leaving a meeting at Barry recently. First Gentleman I say, that's my umbrella you have.—Second do. I don't doubt it, sir-I don't ioubt it. I bought it at Barnett's. That fearful lodger again There were some fearful screams in the neighbourhood of Pyke- street one afternoon last week, but a friendly neighbour brought the affair to a very practical termination. :cólÎ: Speaking publicly in Holton-road one evening last week a man said he had been the worse for drink for fifteen years before he joined," &c., wher a sailor remarked, as he came from the hotel near ty, that he always liked to shake hands with a better man than himself. 9 The rapid growth of Conservative principles at 'Penarth (says the Western Mail) seems evidenced by the fact that already the Conservative Club is too small to accommodate all those who are eager -to become members of it. The Bible Christians (who have a church at Barry Dock) have now 858 chapels, ranging in value from £ 1,000 to £10,000 each. During the last 25 years rapid progress has been made in .chapel building. Someone writes to ask "How is it a smile is very seldom seen on the faces of the local bill- posters ?" r The current issue of The St. Peter's Chair con- tains pathetic references to the late Rev Father Harrison, of St Peter's Roman Catholic Chureh, -Cardiff. • Many will be interested to know that the Barry Male Voice Party, the members of which will dine at the Barry Hotel to-morrow evening, have as their president Mr D. Roberts; vice-presidents, Alderman Meggitt, Major-General Lee, J.P., Messrs J. H. Hosgpod, D. T. Alexander, J. Lowdon, J. D. Rees,: W. H. Miller, J. E. Rees, Captain R. Davies, Dr Lloyd Edwards, and Captain Whall; conductor, Mr D. Farr; assistant conductors, Messrs W. T. Llewellyn and D. Bryant; in addition to a strong committee, with Mr T. Griffiths, 11, Regent-street, Barry Dock, as secretary Mr J. Durnell. 10, Lombard-street, assistant secretary and Mr A. A. Sawyer, treasurer. With such a healthy combination I predict for the party an eventful career. The marriage arranged between Lord Romilly, Of Porthkerry, and Miss Grey Egerton will not take place. At a meeting of the Cardiff District Teachers' Association, held last Saturday, it was resolved that the federation existing between the Cardiff and Barry Associations be continued. Speak up, we can't hear you," observed Constable Morgan, the gentleman in waiting," to a witness at Penarth Police Court last Monday. Giving evidence at the Board of Trade inquiry into the loss of the steamer Allonby, of Barry Dock, William Dark, an A.B., said he had not seen any lifebelts on board, and George Turner, of Castleland-street, Barry Dock, also an A.B., said the lifebelts when he saw them last were kept in the bread locker in the captain's cabin. A singular postcard was received at Barry Dock Post Office for delivery last Monday morning. It bore no address, but on the other side was the printed heading of the II astern JIail, and the communication, which apparently was in the handwriting of a female, was directed to My dear Alice," and was to the effect that the bodice had safely arrived, and that it was a nice fit. The postcard was signed Edith, who wished Alice to accept her fond love, and to inform her friends as to her whereabouts. The mystery of the posteard has yet to be unravelled. Arrangements are being made to hold Church of England services regularly in connection with the Seamen's Mission at Barry Dock. 1.'= General Lee, R.E., J.P., of Dinas Powis, Lord Bute, and Sir J. T. D. Llewelyn, Bart., were amongst the benefactors of that great literary man, "Giraldus," during the declining years of his life. Giraldus was for many years schoolmaster at Dinas Powis. >I: The amount of coal conveyed to Barry Dock via Hafod Junction in 1392 was 3,582.743 tons and in 1893, 3,527,277 tons. The quantity conveyed to Penarth Dosk in 1892 was 2.285,659 tons; in 1893 2,342,033 tons. I It was night. There had been a big row a few moments before, and the lamplighter going through Gueret-streeij kept hoarsely whispering to himself Is it safe, I wonder ? But no brick fell. Everything comes to him who waits. The sign- plates outside an office in Vere-street have at last been cleaned. A prominent resident of Cadoxton, when he comes from Cardiff of an evening, tells his friends he will fight anybody his own weight, shoot any- body for ten shillings (but he has now made it half-a-guinea), and lift anything up to a quarter- ton. People say it is hard to keep the Press out of meetings when not required, but Inspector Leyshon, of the Local Board, says the" runners at Barry Dock beat anything he has ever seen for getting where they are not wanted. The thoughtful act of Mrs Brooks, manageress of Culley's Hotel, Barry Dock, is worthy of emulation. By a polite notice smokers are re- quested to put their cigar ends, &c., into a box for the inmates of the workhouse. Overheard in Holton-road this week Things are desperately bad in the district, I must say, and had it not been for the Barry JJodt News keeping our spirits up I don't know what we should do."
THE PROPOSED PUBLIC OFFICES FOR BARRY. A meeting of the sites committee of the Barry and Cadoxton Local Board was held on Tuesday afternoon last at Cadoxton. Present—Alderman J. C. Meggitt (in the chair), Dr O'Donnell, Messrs J. Jewel Williams, W. Thomas (Cadoxton), B. Lewis, W. Paterson, and F. P. Jones-Lloyd, with Mr J. Arthur Hughes (clerk) and Mr J. C. Pardoe (surveyor). The only matter for consideration was the question of site for the erection of public offices, which has for a long time been under con- sideration by the board, but nothing definite decided upon. Mr B. Lewis said he was still of opinion that money need not be spent upon secur- ing a site when the board had land of their own in Court-road, which would undoubtedly prove, in a few years, the centre of population.— Mr Jones-Lloyd felt that it was absolutely essential to have all the offices together, and he considered that £ 1.000 spent on enlarging the present gas and water offices in Holton-road would be much better than spending £2,000 elsewhere. These offices were on the main road, and geographi- cally were in the centre of the district.—Mr W. Thomas believed in the board building substantial offices if they decided to do anything at all, and remarked that Cardiff Town-hall was built when thtj population of Cardiff was less than the present population of the Barry district.—The Chairman said it was true the present offices had proved satisfactory up to the present, but now the board had to take over the gas and water works. They could at least buy a site and watch until that time arrived when the district required a good building, and he would support this on condition that the board took immediate steps to secure a central site.—Mr J. J. Williams silid it was well-known that the present gas and water works were large enough for the present needs of the district but it was also well-known that the works would have to be enlarged in the future, and if they used the land adjoining for public offices the Board would meet with a great difficulty in future in connection with an exten- sion of works. (Hear, hear.) Mr Williams added that in the same manner considerable trouble was experienced at Grangetown through the utilisation of the land near the gas works for other purposes. -Mr Lewis reminded the committee that it had been stated that a site adjoining the present gas works in Holton-road was not sufficiently central for the public library, and if this was the case he maintained it was not central enough for the pur- poses of public offices. He believed that within the next ten years Court-road would be the central portion of the district, because it would have to extend that way.-Dr O'Donnell in- formed the committee that the Public Libraries Committee were going to approach the board with regard to the desirability of obtaining a site for a free library as the present library was not large enough to meet the requirements of the district. This being so, it behoved the board to go carefully into the matter of sites. He did not consider it suitable to have the public offices at the gasworks, but strongly advocated the erection of suitable buildings in the centre of the district, taking the population into consider- ation. An inquiry could be made with regard to the land in the vicinity of the Board Schools for the purposes of the Board.—Mr Jones-Lloyd moved that this committee recommend to the Board that the new public offices be erected on land adjoining the Gas Works, and that no other site be taken.—Mr Meggitt: That has been moved before and negatived by the Board.—Mr Jones- Lloyd No, it was referred back to this committee for further consideration. We can put it before the Board again.-The Chairman The motion at the last meeting similar to Mr Jones- Lloyd's was withdrawn not negatived.- There was no seconder to Mr Jones-Lloyd's motion. -Dr O'Donnell then proposed that a sub-com- mittee be appointed by this committee for the pur- pose of inquiring into the available sites between the corner of Pyke-street and Maesycwm Quarry, Holton-road.—There was no seconder, and Dr O'Donnell remarked he had no objection to the whole committee making inquiries.—Mr Meggitt moved that the committee make inquiries as to the most desirable central sites available for public offices.-Mr J. J. Williams seconded, and the motion was carried.—This was all the business.
LOCAL POLICE STATIONS AND THE TELEPHONE SYSTEM. The police stations at Cowbridge, St. Nicholas, Penarth, and Barry Dock have just been connected by means of telephonic communication, St. Nicholas serving as a kind of private exchange between the different places named. The con- venience thus provided is one which, no doubt, will prove a great boon to the police and public particularly for detection purposes.
THE SUNDAY CLOSING ACT AT BARRY DOCK. A NOTORIOUS SHEBEENER IN TROUBLE. On Sunday morning last, the house occupied by Sarah Thompson, at 19, Travis-street. Barry Dock, was watched by the local police, who were sus- picious that the place was a shebeen. Subse- quently, Acting-sergeant W. Gammon and P.C. Harris entered the house, armed with a warrant, and, in addition to seizing a large quantity of beer, they found a number of men and women on the premises drinking. The woman Thompson is an old offender, having on the last occasion of her 1 conviction been fined £ 25 and costs for shebeening.
THE CRAFTY TACTICS OF ROME." STRONG LETTER ON THE CONTINUITY QUESTION. REPLY TO "A. E. P. ROSS." To the Editor of tile" BARRY DOCK NEWS." DEAR SIR,—Out of the local Church incident there has arisen a broader and more interesting subject for discussion which I trust may not be refused admission into the columns of your excellent journal. In the letter of your corres- pondent, A. E. P. Ross." are to be observed many signs of" The crafty tactics of Romefor instance, he presumes, assumes, denounces, distorts, takes for granted, and arranges all to his own satisfac- tion, but leaves your readers to look in vain for proofs of his assertions. This is not what sensible men expect from one who deliberately attacks the position of another. Blank cartridge may con- found the weak, but cannot disturb the strong. It requires good ammunition to capture a well- manned fortress. Another Italian characteristic of your correspondent is what may be called his opportunism. He supposes that because you had decided to close the discussion on the Barry Church incident that his letter would meet with no response, thereby leaving him free to boast of how he had routed the heretics, as Romanists impudently call the genuine English Catholics. Let me, then, say that I now deliberately challenge A. E. P. Ross to prove that the statements made by me in my former letter are false; his ipse dixit does not satisfy me. He presumes that I will not deny" that English pre-reformation Christianity came with St. Augustine from Rome." This is a false presumption. He insinuates that the Church of England is a creation of Henry VIII and Cranmer. Perhaps he is one of those enlightened Papists who are ready to swear to the Nag's Head fable. The history of the Pre-re- formation English Church records continuous resistance to the encroachments of Rome. The Popes always have been opportunists the weak and wicked John became their tool, while the noble Edward III. boldly met their demands by refusing to obey them. Nor were the leading bishops wanting in their patriotism. Has A. E. P. Ross ever heard of a document styled Magna Charta 1 Does he know aught of its contents ? I admit without hesitation that Henry VIII. was a bad man, which fact arose in large measure from I the religion in which he had been brought up. However, compared to many of the Popes he was a hig hly respectable member of society, such as it was in his day. Then, as to sameness of religion. Does your correspondent know the date of the declaration of the dogma of the Immaculate Con- ception (which is de fide) ? Would he like to see Keenan's Catechism." a book published with the imprimatur of Scotch R.C. bishops, and recom- mended also by Irish prelates ? It contained the following question and answer Q. Must not Catholics believe the Pope in himself to be infallible ? A. This is a Protestant invention; it is no article of tne Catholic faith no decision of his can oblige, under pain of heresy, unless it be received and enforced by the teaching body that is, by the bishops of the Church. What about sameness now ? I repeat. Again, your correspondent speaks of persecution of Dissenters by Churchmen. Pray what does he refer to ? But assuming that there is some show of truth in this statement of his, let me ask has he ever heard of the fires of Smithfield, &c., or of the Inquisition in Spain, &c., or of the cargoes of the ships of the Spanish Armada ? In conclusion, let me say of Romanism—"By its fruits shalt thou know it." Take the countries where it is most predominant—Spain, Italy, the Republics of South America, the South and West of Ireland-and compare the condition of those countries to others where Rome does not wield the sceptre. Which of these two sets of countries observes the moral law the more religiously, which displays the greater enlightenment, which shows the stronger signs of progress and other marks of a higher humanity ? Thanking you in anticipation for inserting this, let me express my willingness to meet A. E. P. Ross or any correspondent who chooses to array himself on his side, and by enter- ing into detail of the controversy to show clearly that the claims of Rome are built upon falsehood. -Yours in th3 one Faith, A PRIEST OF THE UNDIVIDED CHURCH.
THE PROPOSED NEW DOCK FOR BARRY. ENGINEERS AGAIN ON THE GROUND. During the past week Mr Hyam, C.E., paid a visit to Barry Dock during the past week on behalf of Mr J. Wolfe-Barry, M.C.Inst.C.E., the con- sulting engineer of the Barry Dock and Railways Company, and conducted surveys of the proposed new dock, the works in connection with which will, in all probability, be commenced within the coming month. Representittives of Messrs Lucas and Aird, the celebrated contractors, have also been to Barry lately, and there are the best reasons for believing that the contract will be entrusted to this firm, which, it will be remem- bered, carried out the gas and water works of the district about three years ago.
SMALL-POX CASES AT BARRY DOCK. The three-masted British ship Hospodar, belong- ing to Messrs. Hargove and Hellon, of Chapel-street, Liverpool, and commanded by Captain Kerr, which came up channel on Tuesday night last from Harve. bound for Barry Dock for coal cargo, was boarded down channel by the Barry pilot, Mr. Thomas Jones, but on arrival in Barry Roads the captain took steps before attempting to dock to communicate with the local medical authorities, and Dr. King, the assistant medical officer of health to the Barry and Cadoxton Local Board, promptly boarded the Cardiff tugboat the Levant, which was lying in the dock, and proceeded to the roads. On reaching the ship Dr. King was informed that two of the crew had fallen victims to small-pox during the voyage. The ship was, however, allowed to dock, and she accordingly entered the basin, where she lay between the sailing ship Melete, which had just arrived light from Antwerp, and the steamer Eugene, of London, which bad docked on the same tide, from Bremerhaven. Strangely, too, the pilot, Mr. T. Jones, was allowed to land. Dr. King on the arrival of the ship. summoned Mr. A. E. Leyshon, the Local Board's sanitary inspector, for the purpose of having the infected members of the crew carried to the temporary infectious hospital, situate on the dock company's property near Mill Cottage, for the purpose of being sanitarily dealt with and medically attended to. A number of tradesmen's runners jumped on boaad the fever- stricken ship as soon as she arrived in the basin, and were rigidly prevented from ilanding the same night. During the night the patients, both of 11 whom are Englishmen, were conveyed to the infecious hospital, where they lie under treatment by Dr. G. Neale and Dr. King. The ship was also disinfected, and the runners were permitted to land on Wednesday morning. The sufferers, who developed symptons of small pox three days before ar ival at Barry, are progressing satisfactorily.
WORKING-MEN'S CLUBS IN THE BARRY DISTRICT. LETTERS FROM CORRESPONDENTS. To the Editor of the" BARRY DOCK NEWS." SIR,—Members of working-men's clubs in the Barry district can congratulate themselves on their success, and if they need evidence of this ¡ they can easily find it from what Mr Hoddinott, of the Witchill Hotel, Cadoxton, is reported to have said in the matter. The inference to be I drawn from his remark is that Mr Hoddinott, in common with others in what they call "the trade," have found that the most respectable part of their customers have solved the problem of the trade," and found that they can purchase for themselves goods which are wholesome to drink and of the best quality, and enjoy one another's company without interference from the rough element, as all disreputable persons are kept out of clubs as soon as they become known. Mr Hoddinott wishes to tax clubs, but forgets that by doing so he would be taxing the most respectable class of his customers, but I presume this does not concern him much supposing he realised the vision of his dreams and made the club too dear for working-men. But how much it all speaks of the letters £ s d, and to well succeed he would next want a tax on the innocent four-and-half the working-man gets for himself and family. If Mr Hoddinott was an impartial observer, and would himself join a respectable club, he would soon see the superiority of the club system over that of the public-house, for, in the first place, members purchasing for themselves take care to buy the best of quality 2nd, members become brothers, and together assist the management in quelling any attempt at disturbance 3rd, the club has the power of uniting every respectable members of the community in a home to them- selves, and every room of the club is open to every member who properly conducts himself, whether he wishes refreshment or not. Let Mr Hoddinott ponder over this, and he will see the reason why working-men form themselves into clubs to supply themselves with amusement and refresh- ment.-Yours, &c., MAGPIE. + To the Editor of the BARRY DOCK NEWS." SIR,-Regarding the strong remarks published upon Working Men's Club- in the Barry District. I have not the least doubt that Mr. B. Hoddinott would object to clubs. That is plain enough to see and I also do not doubt that he is sincere in his opinion. But he states there are some so-called in the district which are unclosed from Monday morning till Monday morning. Now I, as a member of a bona-fide club, would, in the interests of all clubmen, ask him to name these clubs to the chief of police, who then, if he considered the law violated, could obtain the necessary warrants to enter and satisfy himself. I know this, that as far as the club of which I am a member is concerned. the police are welcome to enter. Our rules are the rules adopted by the Working Men's Club and Institute Union, to which over 600 clubs are affiliated. We carry out those rules strictly in every branch, therefore we need not be ashamed or afraid who enter the premises. Regarding the spread of clubs, I venture to say the movement is yet in its infancy, and am convinced that it has yet a wide field before it. I am alluding to bona-fide clubs, for as education takes its spread amongst the masses so the working man begins to respect himself and to look round for respectable places to go to, and no respectable working man who thinks anything of himself will be found to be a frequenter of those so-called clubs whose sole aim is drink.-I am, &c., A MEMBER OF A BONA-FIDE CLUB. Batry Dock, Feb. 17th, 1893.
BARRY AND CADOXTON GAS AND WATER COMPANY. HALF-YEARLY REPORT OF THE DIRECTORS. The Barry and Cadoxton Gas and Water Company have issued their report, which will be submitted to the shareholders at the fourteenth half-yearly general meeting, to be held on the 27th of this month. They state that the winding-up and dissolution of the* company, referred to in the last half-yearly report, will take place as soon as the purchase of the undertaking by the Barry and Cadoxton Local Board has been com- pleted, and the necessary steps are being taken to carry out the agreement between the Company and the Local Board. In accordance with the agreement, the Local Board are to pay the com- pany interest upon the money expended by the Company on capital at the rate of 5 per cent. per annum from the 31st of December last until the completion of the purchase, and the company are now carrying on the undertaking at the sole risk and for the benefit of the Local Board at their expense. The directors state that they are acting in strict compliance with the Act and agreement entered into for the sale of the undertaking. There was an increase in the revenue for private lighting for the half year, but a decrease in that from public lighting, and a large increase in rates and taxes, the directors recommend that a dividend be paid at the rate of 4 per cent. per annum on the capital of 1886 and on the Water Stcck of 1889 and a proportionate dividend on the Gas Stock of 1889. Two of the directors (Messrs F. L. Davis and H. P. Hinton) retire by rotation, and, being eligible, offer themselves for re-election.
PROMOTION FOR MR SWEET- ESCOTT. Mr Bickham Sweet-Escott, youngest son of the rector of Kilve, Somerset, and relative to the Rev Sweet-Escott, rector of Penarth, has been ap- pointed by Lord Ripon Colonial Secretary of British Honduras. This appointment not only confers on Mr Sweet-Escott the title of Honour- able" for lite, or till exchanged for a higher position, but also involves the responsibility of administering the government of the colony in the absence of the governor, a responsibility which actually devolved upon Mr Escott last year for six months, when only as yet Acting-secretary, and not confirmed in the office to which he is now appointed.
CONSERVATISM IN THE BARRY DISTRICT. At a meeting of the directors of the Barry and Cadoxton Conservative Club and Institute, held on Monday evening last at the Wenvoe Hotel, Cadox- ton,, Captain Hamilton Murrell, Barry, in the chair, a large number of applications and testi- monials having been considered, Mr C. W. Nurton, at present manager of the County and Conserva- tive Club, Bridgwater, was selected for the same post in connection with the Conservative Club and Institute, which will be opened in Holton-road, Barry Dock, in the course of two or three weeks, when it is expected Lord Windsor, the lord lieu- tenant of the county, who has accepted the presi- dency of the movement, will be present, in addi- tion to Mr It. Forrest, J.P., the high-sheriff, one of the vice-presidents.
FOUNDERING OF A STEAMER IN BARRY ROADS. SEVEN OF THE CREW DROWNED. Considerable consternation prevailed in the Barry I district on Saturday last, when it became known that a terrible collision had taken place in Barry Roads between two Cardiff steamers, namely the steamship Clytha, belonging to Messrs Stephens, I Mawson, and Goss, of Newport and Cardiff, and the steamship Cadoxton, belonging to Messrs Matthew Cope and Co., of Cardiff. The Clytha, which was built at Newcastle in 1881, and was of 511 tons net register, was sunk as a result of the collision, and seven of the crew were drowned. The Clytha, it appears, left Cardiff by the morning tide on Saturday for Southampton with a cargo of coal, and reached Barry Roads in safety, but when a little below Sully Island the collision with the Cadoxton took place. The weather, it will be remembered, was somewhat stormy, and the rough- ness of the waters probably added to the force of the collision, which was of so severe a character that the Clytha founded almost immediately. Indeed, she settled so quickly that seven of the crew were unable to make any effective attempt to save themselves, and went down with the ill- fated vessel. The remainder of the crew, number- ing nine, were, after a good deal of trouble, rescued, and were landed at Barr) Dock, where large numbers of people assembled. The survivors proceeded to the office of Mr R. T. Dnncan, the local agent for the Shipwrecked Mariners' Society, and, after being supplied with refreshments and clothing by Mr Duncan at Harry's Restaurant, they, at the request of the owners, went on to Cardiff. LIST OF THE DROWNED. The unfortunate seamen who lost their lives were as follows J. Hampson, chief engineer, 120, Habershon- street, Splotlands, Cardiff. William Roberts, second engineer, Bridge Hotel, Splotlands Cardiff, married. Peter Peterson, boatswain, married, East Moors Cardiff. J. James, steward, Southampton, married. T. Thomas, Treveck, donkeyman. George Burford, messroom steward. C. Vithatris, a Greek fireman. THE RESCUED. The names of the rescued are as follows :— H. J. Satterby, master, Cardiff, E. S. Clark, mate, Cardiff. C. A. Sederman, second mate, 126, Carlisle- street, Cardiff, William Michel, A.B., A Russian fireman, married, Godfrey-street, Cardiff. Harry Gust, A. B., 8, Nelson-street, Cardiff. Harry Kendal, O.S. Nicolas Stirras, A.B., a Greek. Michaelo Mickalak, fireman. do. George W. Drake, New Hampshire, U.S.A., fireman. NARRATIVE OF A SURVIVOR. Harry Gust, an able-bodied seaman and'one of the survivors of the Clytha, was interviewed by a Barry Dock -Vews reporter on Saturday. Mr Gust, gave a graphic narrative of his terrible experiences, the interview taking place immediately upon his landing at Barry Dock. He stated that in com- ing down Channel on Saturday morning about four o'clock the ship was just below the Flat Holm when he heard a terrible crash. Most of the hands were on deck, and on looking over the side of the boat he saw that the steamer Cadoxton had struck the Clytha broadside, the stem of the Cadoxton penetrating the side of the Clytha, near the engine-room, and creating a fearful breach. Several of the men of the Clytha, seeing that the boat was likely to go down, climed up the bows of the Cadoxton, and in doing so the Russian Finn fell back into the water, and sustained a severe injury to his hand, but was shortly after- wards picked up by the Cardiff pilot-boat No. 62. Gust all this time clung to a rope on the side of the Cadoxton, and failing to get aboard fell into the water, where he remained for over ten minutes. The men on board the Cadoxton were, however, able to save him. The- Cadoxton at once stood by them and came to anchor, the captain and his men doing all in their power to render aid to the crew of the Clytha. As soon as the collision took place the Clytha went down like a stone, taking seven of her crew with her, none of whom were afterwards seen. PITIABLE CONDITION OF THE SURVIVORS. The rescued men were landed on Barry Pier- head at ten o'clock in the morning. The whole of the survivors were in a most pitiable condition, the majority of them coming ashore totally devoid of clothing. No effects whatever were saved. A CARDIFF FOOTBALLER AMONG THE VICTIMS. Mr W. Roberts, one of the victims of the col- lision, was formerly one of the forwards of the Harlequins Football Club, and last year he won the 120 yards and quarter-mile handicaps at the 'Quins' sporta. He had so far progressed in his study for the position of chief engineer that he was shortly going up for his final examination. He was a fine young fellow, and was much thought of by his friends and companions. » ————————
BARRY DISTRICT BURIAL BOARD. The members of the Barry, Cadoxton, and Merthyr Dovan Burial Board met at the monthly meeting at Holton-road Board School, Barry Dock, on Tuesday evening last. Mr W. Thomas presiding, and there were also present the Rev Canon Allen. Rev J. Price. Messrs H. L. Jones. W. W. Adams, G. Brock, J. A. Manaton, and J. A. Hughes (clerk). CLERK'S FINANCIAL STATEMENT. The Clerk reported there had been nineteen interments during the month, the revenue from which amouted to All 2s 6d, and the expenditure £ 13 10s. There was a balance due to the treasurer of £1,790 7s 8d. The precepts for the half-year. amounting to £ 520, had been received. Mr Hughes was asked to prepare a report as to the charges for burials, &c. THE FORTHCOMING ELECTION. It was reported this was the last meeting before the Burial Board election, the clerk stating that the following members retired :—Barry, Rev Canon Allen Cadoxton, Messrs B. G. Davies and Edward Phillips Merthyr Dovan, Rev J. Price and Mr E. F. Blackmore. MISCELLANEOUS. The following bills were presented for payment -R. Thomas, £12; M. Phillips. Wenvoe Bazaar, £ 1 7s 6d J. H. Abbott, 3s 6d.—With regard to placing a urinal at the cemetery, the clerk was directed to produce patterns of the same at the next meeting.—Mr J. A. Manaton was given power to see to the carrying out of two or three small alterations at the cemetery.
VOLUNTEER FIRE BRIGADE FOR BARRY, A meeting was held at the Wenvoe Hotel, Cadoxton, on Tuesday evening, for the purpose of considering the desirability of establishing a volunteer fire brigade for the district. The chair was occupied by Mr B. Lewis, member of the Local and School Boards, and amongst those present were Dr. Treharne, Messrs H. Chappell, D. W. Howell, W. Summers, J. H. Xelmes, H. J. Owen, R. L. Gordon, R. Pardoe. Rees Jones, and T. James. Mr J. H. Nelmes was appointed hon. secretary, and on the motion of Dr. Treharne. it was unanimously resolved that a deputation, con- sisting of Messrs H. Chappell, D. W. Howell, R. L. Gordon, and J. H. Xelmes, be appointed to wait upon the Local Board asking their co-operation in the matter with a view of securing the purchase of a manual engine. It was also decided to hold a public meeting so as to elicit the feeling of the general body of ratepayers in the matter.
CORRESPONDENCE. [The Editor desires to state that he does not necessarily endorse the opinions expressed by correspondents.) "Give me, above all other liberties, the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely, according to conscience."—John Milton.
CORRECTION.—A typographical error crept into our last issue, the line As laid down by the great I AM in Mac's'' poetic comments on the Barry Church Incident question having been inadvertently misprinted.—Ed. B.B.N. SLUGGISH LIVER. To the Editor of the" BARRY DOCK NEWS." SIR,-It is with pleasure that I testify to the, benefit I have received from using Gwilym Evans* Quinine Bitters. I have, for several years past, suffered greatly from pains across the shoulders, and other symptoms of sluggish liver and indiges- tion, and I find that the Quinine Bitters have benefitted me more thdon any medicine I had taken previously.-Yours gratefully, 5, Chapel-road, MRS. LOWE. Kiddsgrove. Staffs. No bottle offered as Quinine Bitters is genuine unless the name Gwilym Evans is on the label, stamp, and bottle. CADOXTON CYCLING CLUB. To the Editor of the BARRY DOCK NEWS." DEAR SIR.—May I utilise space in your valuable piper to call together all old members of the above club, together with any others in- terested in cycling, to a meeting to be held at the Shaftesbury Hotel, Cadoxton, on Tuesday eveningf next. at nine o'clock, to consider the advisability of re-forming the same.—Yours, &c., S. B. DAVIES, Late Captain C. C. Club. Cadoxton, Feb. 21, 1894. BARRY GARRICK DRAMATIC SOCIETY. To the Editor of the "BARHY DOCK NEWS." SIR.-I noticed with pleasure the letter in your last issue re the Garrick Society and Mr Willett. An Admirer will be pleased to learn that Mr Willett's action in declining to take an active share in the future performances of the Garrick Society is not because of any ill-feeling, but. through lack of the necessary time for a continua- tion of his services. As one of the oldest members of the Barry Garrick Dramatic Society, I heartily endorse all that has been said of the valuable services rendered by Mr Willett to the society, and, I think, the least members can do is to get up a. performance for the benefit of Mr AVillett, at which he would be able to take public farewell of all his admirers.—Yours, &c., F. CORNISH. Penarth. Late Hon. Sec. PENARTH LOCAL BOARD AND ITS DOINGS To the Editor of the BARRY DOCK NEWS." SIR,-I, for one, think that Mr G. L. Norris deserves the thanks of every ratepayer in Penarth. Had it not been for his courage this extraordinary state of things would still have been going on. During the last few weeks a great deal has come out, but the half has not yet been told. The Local Board is, and has been. a laughing-stock for the whole country, and some of the members frankly admit this. Some time ago things had become so d soreditable that Mr Norris engaged Andrews* Large Hall, and called an indignation meeting of ratepayers to protest against such dishonourable actions. This meeting set the whole town ablaze,, and the members of the board, although they tried to extinguish the feeling experienced at that meeting, have utterly failed. Several of then finance committee distinctly refuse to attends another meeting until a change has been made. According to the newspaper reports, the rate- -,r payers' business is neglected and public money shamefully wasted. It is the clear duty of the members to see that everything is properly checked before payment is made: also see that, every servant of the board does his duty properly. The state of things existing is standing disgrace. The ratepayers have lost all faith and confidence in its constitution. Not a single member of the board would stand' such a contemptible state of things in his office; neither will the ratepayers I stand it much longer. Sir, is it not possible to get. the London Government Board to hold an inquiry ¡ into the matter.'—Yours, &c., I Penarth, Feb. 20, 1894. RATEPAYER. THE CHINESE PUZZLE INTENSIFIED AT BARRY DOCK. To the Editor of the "BARRY DOCK NEWS." SIR,—I have come back to Barry rather late to wish you a happy New Year, but not too late to, wish you the success that you deserve for your endeavours to interest, enlighten, and inform your readers. It is no easy matter to please such a. mixed gathering bent on making money at a.ny price, myself included. You will, no doubt, re- collect some of my jottings about improvements' required in Thompson-street, Gueret-street, and Dock View-road, and it gives me much pleasure in looking over the vast improvements that have been made in this rapidly-rising district. There is one very great improvement. made. You don't want your sea-boots on now to get from the dock to Holton-road, but to get from the dock to Dock View-road is a difficulty whicit they don't seem to grapple with. It is a very old adage, never let a child or a fool see anything half done." I was looking the other day at what appeared to me to be another clumsy improve- ment. if not an obstruction. I am sure there are hundreds, if not a thousand, men who have to pass in one hour every day to and from their employ- ment, and to see them rushing, jumping, and often fighting to pass the obstruction that has. been from time to time placed, is enough to make one's blood curdle. I am writing with the assumption that you will oblige,- THE MAX ON THE LOOK-OUT. Barry Dock, Feb. 19th. 1894.
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