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MRS. GRUNDY'S JOTTINGS

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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."

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