BARRY AND CADOXTON LOCAL BOARD. The monthly meetiag of the Barry and Cadox- ton Local Board was held on Tuesday afternoon last at Cadoxton, present-Dr P. J. O'Donnell (chairman). Major-General Lee, J.P., Dr E. Treharne, Messrs J. J. Williams. W. Paterson, F. P. Jones-Lloyd, W. Thomas (The Hayes), B. Lewis, W. Thomas (Cadoxton), J. A. Hughes (clerk), and J. C. Pardoe (surveyor). FINANCE. Additional.bills were passed as follows :—Mr G. Rutter, Barry drainage works contractor. £ 1,500 Gas and Water Company, water rate, 14s interest on loan, Y,18 10s. THE SURVEYOR AND ARTICLED PUPILS. In connection with an amendment proposed by Mr Jones-Lloyd, that the surveyor be allowed to take two articled pupils, and that the amount of premium be paid to the surveyor for his services, the chairman pointed out that the benefit to the board would not be commensurate to the amount of time and trouble spent by the surveyor upon pupils, so that the public works committee re- commended that the proposal be not entertained. —A discussion followed, and in reply to Mr J. J. Williams as to whether the proposal was in addi- tion to the permanent staff of the board, it was stated as probable that in any circumstances there would soon be a reduction of the engineering staff. -Eventually it was resolved, by seven votes (General Lee, Dr Treharne, Messrs B. Lewis, W. Thomas, The Hayes, W. Paterson. J. J. Williams, and F. P. Jones-Lloyd), that the surveyor be allowed to take articled pupils, such pupils to receive no remuneration from the board. SCHOOL BOARD-ROAD, BARRY. Mr W. Paterson drew attention to the bad state of School Board-road, Barry. THE ROAD LEADING FROM CADOXTON TO THE CEMETERY. Mr Jones-Lloyd moved the rejection of the public works committee's recommendation for the improvement of the road leading from Cadoxton to the cemetery, involving, it was proposed, the expenditure of £ 1,733 9s 3d. He objected, Mr Jones-Lloyd said, on the ground that the three proposed roads-from Cadoxton, Barry Dock, and the Waycock, all converging at the Buttrills- should be formed at the same time.—General Lee did not see much point in what Mr Jones-Lloyd said, for he suggested that they should not spend £1,733, but he was willing to spend three times as much. (Laughter.)—Mr J. J. Williams observed that the road in question was seriously needed and Mr B. Lewis said the present condition of the road was disgraceful.-It was resolved that the recommendation be adopted. THE PROPOSED VOLUNTEER FIRE BRIGADE. Details of the consideration of an application made by a deputation in favour of the establish- ment of a volunteer fire brigade for the district appear in another column. A NUISANCE AT BARRY. A memorial was read from residents of Barry asking that the blasting work in connection with the sewerage works be discon- tinued at night.—Mr W. Thomas said it should be clearly understood that the Board were not responsible for any damage caused by the blasting operations conducted by the contractor.-The memorial was referred to the public works com- mittee. TELEGRAPHIC FACILITIES IN HOLTON-ROAD. A letter was read from the Post-master General to the effect he could not see his way clear to establish a receiving office for telegraphs at the Holton-road Post Omce.—Mr Jones-Lloyd moved, and General Lee seconded, however, that inasmuch as the present accommodation was inadequate for that part of the district, the Postmaster-General be asked to again take the question into consider- ation.-Mr J. J. Williams moved as an amendment, and Mr B. Lewis seconded, that application be made for a telegraph receiving office in connection with the Pyke-street Post Office. The amendment was carried. THE BRITISH INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH. The Clerk read a letter from the Lord Mayor of London inviting members and officers of the Board to attend a conference in connection with the British Institute of Public Health, to be held at the Mansion House in July next, and it was resolved, on the motion of Mr Jones-Lloyd, seconded by Dr Treharne, that the chairman, clerk, and medical officer. be deputed to attend on behalf of the Board, Mr B. Lewis, however, being of opinion that too much had already been spent upon fruitless excursions to London. SEAMEN'S BOARDING-HOUSES. A letter was read from the Board of Trade suggesting the omission of two bye-laws in the draft code of the regulation of seamen's lodging- houses. and it was resolved that the alterations be accordingly made. A TRIP TO LONDON. It was agreed to pay Mr Westyr Evans, solicitor Cardiff, the sum of five guineas, expenses incurred by a visit to London in connection with the board's proposed loan for the gas and water pur- chase. THE PARISH COUNCILS BILL. A communication was read to the effect that under the new Parish Councils Act the Local Board would go out of office in November next, the first election of guardians and district councils under the new system to be held on the 8th November. The annual election in connection with the Local Board will not, therefore, take place this year in April. MISCELLANEOUS. The Chairman and Major-General Lee volun- teered to attend a congress to be held in connec- tion with the Sanitary Institute at Liverpool, in September next. The Local Government Board wrote sanctioning the borrowing of a loan of £ 571 for street im- provements in the Barry Dock district. Two or three licences were renewed, one being for the storage of explosives by Mr J. Jackson, the Barry Dock contractor. THE BOARD'S APPLICATION FOR A HOSPITAL SITE ON THE FLAT HOLMS. The Clerk read a letter from Mr J. L. Wheatley, town-clerk of Cardiff, stating that the Cardiff Corporation had considered the application made by the Barry and Cadoxton Local Board for a site for the erection of a port fever hospital on the Flat Holms, and the following resolution was passed :— That Barry, not being within the Cardiff Port Sanitary District, and bearing in mind the duty of the Cardiff Port Sanitary Authority to protect the trade and commerce of Cardiff, and with a view to minimis- ing the risk of Cardiff being declared an infected port and thus avoiding the prejudicial results that would ensue thereon, the Cardiff Port Sanitary Authority is of opinion that the Flat Holm should be reserved for Cardiff patient;; only, and they consequently regret that they cannot accede to the request of the Barry Port Sanitary Authority. —Mr Paterson said it was a very flimsy excuse to make, because the fact that cases of cholera, being sent to the Flat Holms for treatment, would not make Cardiff an infected port, no more than cholera cases coming from Cardiff to the Flat Holms last year declared Cardiff to be infected.- The clerk suggested that no public comments be made on the matter until the result of the recent Local Government Board inquiry at Cadoxton had been ascertained. The Board then went into committee for the consideration of one or two important subjects.
A RECORD WEEK AT BARRY DOCK. UPWARDS OF 125,000 TONS DEALT WITH. The export and import shipments at Barry Dock for the week ended Saturday last amounted to the record total of 125,108 tons 5 cwt., made up as follows:— EXPORTS. Tons. cwt. Coal 120,516 4 Coke 1,425 1 General merchandise 36 0 IMPORTS. Pitwood. 2.631 0 Building materials 300 0 General merchandise 200 0 Total 125,108 5
ITEMS FROM BARRY DOCKS BARRY DOCK TIDE TABLE FOR NEXT WEEK. The following ib the tide table for Barry Dock for the week commencing to-morrow (Saturday) Day. Morn. Aft. h. m. ft in. h. m. ft. in. Saturday, 10 8. 50 38. 9 9. 7 37.10 Sunday, 11 9. 22 38. 3 9. 37 37. 0 Monday, 12 9. 53 36.11 10. 8 35. 2 Tuesday, 13 10. 26 34. 7 10. 44 32. 6 Wednesday, 14. 11. 5 31. 9 11. 28 29. 6 Thursday, 15 11. 55 28. 7 —— Friday, 16 0. 34 26.10 1. 22 26. 8 LAST WEEK'S SHIPPING AND SHIP- MENTS AT BARRY DOCK. The following is a report of last week's shipping and shipments at Barry Dock :— Number. Tonnage. Steamers arrived 45 48,161 Do. sailed 43 53,286 Sailing Vessels arrived 5. 6,860 Do. sailed 8. 4,43!) Steamers in Dock 30 33,302 Sailing Vessels do. 22 28,162 Total 52 61,464 Vessels in Dock as per previous report 53 62,083 Decrease 1 619 Vessels in Dock corresponding week 1893 40 47,199 The imports at Barry Dock last week amounted to 3,131 tons 0 cwt; ditto same period last year, 3,695 tons 10 cwt; decrease, 564 tons 10 cwt. The total imports for the week ended March 3rd amounted to 25,020 tons 0 cwt. corresponding week ended March 4th, 1893. 32,925 tons 5 cwt; decrease, 7,905 tons 5 cwt. The total exports last week amounted to 121,977 tons 5 cwt. Corresponding week ended March 4th, 1893, 96,057 tons 14 cwt; increase, 25,919 tons 11 cwt. Total to March 3rd, 1894, 866,122 tons 1 cwt.; corresponding week last year, 808,491 tons 15 cwt. increase, 57,630 tons 6 cwt.
PHENOMENAL SHIPMENTS AT BARRY DOCK. One day last week the coal shipments at Barry Dock eclipsed all previous records, placing on board no less than 27,000 tons of coal within one working day.
PROPOSED FIRE BRIGADE FOR BARRY. A DEPUTATION TO THE LOCAL BOARD. At a meeting of the Barry and Cadoxton Local Board, held on Tuesday last, a deputation, con- sisting of Messrs H. Chappell, D. W. Howell, J. H. Nelmes, and H. L. Gordon, attended for the pur- pose of urging upon the Local Board the desirability of assisting in the formation of a volunteer fire brigade for the Barry district. The deputation was introduced by Mr Benjamin Lewis, who said he considered the time had now arrived when proper means should be provided to cope with a serious outbreak of fire.—Mr H. Chappell pointed out the urgent need for the establishment of a duly organised fire brigade, and said that unless something in this direction was done. in the event of a fire taking place in any of the large buildings in the district, the present facilities would not be able to cope with the disaster, in fact, he had been informed that the water pressure was not sufficient to reach many of the higher buildings.—Mr H. L. Gordon detailed. a scheme whereby an efficient volunteer fire brigade could be established at a cost of about £ 650.—Mr J. H. Nelmes expressed a hope that the Local Board would see its way clear to assist in the formation of the movement.—The Chairman (Dr O'Donnell) remarked that fire extinguishing appliances had already supplied to each part of the district, but it was for the Local Board to consider whether it was time to provide a more compre- hensive system.-A discussion followed, and it was eventually resolved that the Chairman. Major- General Lee. Dr. Treharne. Messrs J. J. Williams, F. P. Jones-Lloyd and W. Thomas (auctioneer) be a committee to take the entire question into consideration, and report thereon at the next meeting of the board.
DINAS POWIS HIGHWAY BOARD. The monthly meeting of the Dinas Powis High- way Board was held on Wednesday last at Barry Dock Police-court, present-Mr O. H. Jones, J.P. (in the chair). Messrs D. T. Alexander. J. Savours, E. Wtlliams, J. Lougher, Oliver Williams, Walter Savours. Edward Thomas, J. W. Morris (clerk), and F. Laurens, A.M.I.C.E. (surveyor).—The Sur- vevor reported that Mr J. Collins, Dinas Powis, had not removed the stones on the side of the road near his quarry, as instructed by the board, and it was decided to take proceedings against him.-A letter was read from the Rev Canon Edwards, St. Andrews, with regard to a wall near the rectory, which, he stated, was very dan- gerous. He also promised a. piece of land to build a new wall thereon. The Surveyor was instructed to see to the matter.—Mr Oliver Williams drew attention to the improvements which were being made to the public road on the Downs at St. Lythans, near Mr Clifford Cory's residence, and stated that probably Mr Cory would lay claim to the road. It was decided that the Clerk write to Mr Cory informing him that the road was a public highway.—A little scene occurred between Mr Alexander and the surveyor on the question of the men's wages, but nothing came of it.
BARRY TRAINS TO CARDIFF DOCKS. Rapid progress is being made with the working connection with the Great Western (Barry Railway) branch line to the Cardiff Docks, and it is expected that the line will be ready for traffic in two or three weeks. A gang of workmen are how busy at work constructing another platform adjoining the Barry departure platform, and when this is completed a. service of trains will be run to and from the Docks. Arrangements are also being made for filling in the land in Penarth-road between the two railway bridges, and tipping will be commenced almost immediately.
-MRS. GRUNDY'S JOTTINGS! Miss Major, of Cardiff, has opened business as stationer, fancy goods, newsagent, and tobacconist, at 70, Main-street, Cadoxton. General Lee has been initiated this week a member of the David Davies" Lodge, G.U.O.F., Barry Dock. A bona fitle traveller from Cardiff proved that he was on business at Barry last Sunday by producing a subscription book for a presentation. It is computed, so the Rev J. Honey urged upon the Barry School Board at their last meeting, that fifteen thousand children die annually from the effects of tight lacing. Mr 0. H. Jones, J.P., Major-General Lee, J.P., and Alderman J. C. MeggLtt were present at the quarterly meeting of the Glamorgan Standing Joint Committee held at Cardiff last Monday. Sk Mr G. H. Gwynne, agent to Mr Clifford Cory, the Liberal candidate for South Monmouthshire has been elected the first Fellow of the Society of Certified Liberal Agents. At the Bath Dog Show last week, Mr R. Hartley's (Penarth) Welsh terrier Mabon won the second open, second novice, and third limit. IR There are people in Barry and Penarth who dread being sent on an enforced visit to Cardiff. It means, they say, a restriction of liberty at Adamsdown. Two elegant gentlemen arrived from the other world" (says an advertisement in the Tf ester n Mall) "require a furnished house in a high-life neighbourhood of Cardiff." M Another hopeful aspect of Cymru Fydd. A Welsh young lady from near Chester has been appointed mistress in one of the public schools in Shanghai, China. I am pleased to learn that Mr E. T. Williams, of Holton-road Schools, the president-elect of the Barry Teachers' Association, is recovering from his indisposition. Both small-pox patients at the fever hospital at Barry Dock are now convalescent, and will be able to leave probably in the course of a fortnight. A truism. A Barry man, just stricken with blindness, was offered a word of consolation by a friend, when he cheerfully replied, Never mind, dear boy, there is one thing that comforts me there are some people in the world who can do more with their eyes closed than many can with their eyes open." Mr Harrison's able letter, in our last week's issue (says the Seamen's Chronicle) on the Naval Reserve Men, sold all the Chronicles at Hull. Harrison is a tremendous worker; he sends us nearly £. 1 every week for advertisements, and from.a comparatively small place like Barry, too Other secretaries, please note. Mr W. Thomas, of Barry, made a sensible sug- gestion at the Local Board meeting last Tuesday, 'that the telegraph and telephone poles in Holton- road, which are unsightly enough at best, be removed. :IF 1 The shipments at Barry Dock last week amounted to upwards of 125,000 tons—a decided record. ¥ Thirty-five years ago Mr David Peacock was the 'Tiighway surveyor for the parish of Tipton, in Staffordshire—an only personal friend of Mr B. Lewis, Cadoxton. Eloquently did the members of the deputation of the volunteer fire brigade movement refer to the combined wisdom" of the Local Board at 'Cadoxton this week. A promising young musician, Master John Molineaux, son of Mr L. Molineaux, Holton-road, Barry Dock, presided in a most creditable manner at the organ of St. Mary's Church during divine service last Sunday evening. Sunshine and rain, thunderstorm and sleet were experienced in the Barry district all within an hour last Sunday. A resident of Barry Dock, who has just become a widower, publicly declares he will never make another miss-take." I understand that Messrs L. Barnett and Sons, of Cadoxton, Barry Dock, and Cardiff, have pur- chased the vhole of the stock of the Model Clothing Company, Cardiff, which will be disposed of at their establishments at reduced prices. The comfort of hope. One of the old inhabi- tants of Cadoxton has a hig-h pole erected in front of his house in Barry-road ready to hoist a flag thereon as soon as the new dock works are started. Barry Dock Public Hall is now to let for -entertainments, public meetings, &c. The Royal National Lifeboat Institution has saved as many as 45,000 lives since its establishment in 1824. A movement is on foot for presenting Mr 'Robert Forrest, J.P., St. Fagan's, a director of the 'Barry Railway Company, with a testimonial to mark the generous manner in which he has dis- charged the duties of high sheriff during the past year. Someone tells me Mr W. Liles, well known at the R.A.O.B. Institute, Barry Dock, was the only one he saw last Thursday wearing the leek." Major E. R. Jones, M.P., editor of the Shipping World, has a high opinion of his parliamentary colleague, Mr J. Havelock Wilson, president of the Ufational Seamen's Union, for in the current number of the World he says, "Mr Wilson does not look like a man who could be guilty of a breach of faith, and his reputation for candour and courage and honour stands high amongst members of Parliament." # The passengers on the Barry Railway number twenty thousand weekly. Mr Arthur J. Williams, M.P., is spoken of as probable successor of Mr Stuart Rendel as chair- man of the Welsh Parliamentary Party. >I: Mr W. Richards, agent for the Church Defence Institution, addressed successful meetings on Church History" at Barry, Cadoxton, Dinas Powis, and St. Nicholas, this week, the remarks of the speaker being illustrated by lantern views. Dr and Mrs Livingstone, of Barry Dock, will be at home" after their honeymoon on the 21st inst. sp If there's anything Mr D. T. Alexander enjoys in the way of fruit it is some nice gooseberries. Miss Rous. Courtyralla, objects to speaking in public, and this is why that good lady has been I obliged to decline to open the Dinas Powis Flower Show this year. 9|T There were about 300 tons of building materials imported to Barry Dock last week. Last Tuesday evening the committee of the Dinas Powis Horticultural Society spent some time in discussing what constituted a sixpenny dinner, and how it could be brought hot to the grounds. Perhaps some of the members felt cold that evening. The Western Mail is responsible for the follow- ing :—One of the few broad-minded Noncon- formist preachers in Wales is the Rev. W. Thomas, Llanboidy. He was preaching at Barry last Sunday, and said he was looking forward to the time when Nonconformists would pray for the Established Church and the Established Church for Nonconformity. Mr Thomas put his views into practice there and then, and included the Roman Catholics as well, for, as he afterwards explained, we are all of us work- ing with the same aim." » The Barry Dock Liberal Workman's Club and Institute is now affiliated to the Workmen's Club and Institute Union, Limited, London, who, after careful investigation, have satisfied themselves that it is a bona fide institution, and have, there- fore, granted the charter. Councillor E. Thomas (Cochfarf), Cardiff, will deliver an address in the lecture hall of the Barry Dock Liberal Workman's Club and Institute on Friday evening next, the 16th inst., on the subject of Political Education." The meeting will be public and free. # I am asked to state that the Barry District Trades and Labour Council have decided to close their collection in aid of the Nursing Association and Cottage Hospital funds on Saturday, the 31st instant, and the committee of the Trades' Council will sit at the Victoria Hotel from five to eight p.m. on that date to receive all books and collecting boxes. The Barry Graving Dock and Engineering Com- pany have secured the contract for repairing the large sailing ship, Vanduara, which went ashore off Barry Island during the storm last Monday night. JFE The English Congregationalists will commence holding Divine service in the Barry Dock district towards the end of May. a The Rev. Canon Allen, of Porthkerry Rectory, Barry, gave evidence last Wednesday before the Land Commission in Pembrokeshire, when the venerable gentleman said" Several of my tenants, indeec, most of them, are Nonconformists, and very good Nonconformists, too." The Mackintosh of Mackintosh has been chosen president of the Vale of Glamorgan Agricultural Society for the coming year. It is evident the article which did duty for a "Welsh Hat" at the Good Templar concert at Cadoxton this week had very little of the native element about it. It was a very unfaithful parody upon poor Wales.
SHIPPING INCIDENT AT BARRY. A CREW FAILS TO JOIN THEIR VESSEL. On Saturday last a crew signed on to join the steamship Gena, belonging to Messrs Turnbull, of Cardiff and Whitby, at E3 12s 6d and £ 3 17s 6d respectively, or 2s od under the Union rate of wages. The steamer entered the basin at Barry Dock on Saturday to proceed to sea, but three- parts of the crews did not put in an appearance. Much excitement ensued amongst the captain and boarding-masters, but at length some scrags were prevailed upon to fill the vacant positions. This vessel was the first to enter the basin, but the last to leave, owing to the occurrence.
BARRY COMPANY'S DIRECTORS MEET AT BARRY. THE NEW WORKS TO COMMENCE | FORTHWITH. The directors of the Barry Dock and Railways Company held their monthly meeting on Friday last at Barry Dock, when there were present-Mr Archibald Hood, J.P., deputy-chairman (who presi- ded ir the absence of Lord Windsor), Mr J. Cory, J.P., Mr R. Forrest, J.P., Mr L. Gueret, Mr T. R. Thompson, J.P., Mr Edward Davies, J.P. (the managing director), Mr J.-Howard Thomas, J.P., Mr R. Evans (general manager), Mr W. Mein (secretary), Mr G. C. Downing (solicitor), Mr James Bell, C.E. (resident engineer), and Captain R. Davies (dockmaster). The proceedings were as usual conducted in private, but our reporter was subsequently informed that amongst the business transacted was the further consideration of the Company's bill before Parliament this session as well as the preliminary measares for the com- mencement at an early date of the first section of the new dock for Barry, the contract for which will shortly be let.
GOLF MATCH AT PENARTH. A match between Glamorganshire 2nd Team v. St. Fagan's 2nd Team was played at Penarth on Wednesday week last, and resulted in a tie. G. G. C. ST. FAGAN'S. Major Johnson 0 W.H.Watson. 2 Radford. 2 R. Waldron 0 Heitzman 0 W. A. Tapsfield 10 C. Ward. 12 F. Halsey 0 E. Nicholls 1 Rev W. Downing 2 E. S. Shackell 2 J. E. Gladstone 0 J. Grimes 1 Rev B. Moore 0 J. Hankey 1 H. St. J. Payne 5 19 19
THE CONTINUITY QUESTION FURTHER CORRESPONDENCE ON THE SUBJECT. To the Editor of the "BARRY DOCK NEWS." SIR,-I really do not need that your correspond- ent, A.C.K. should remind me that St. Augus- tine found British Catholic bishops in the West of England, the remnant of the Britons converted by Sts. Fagan and Dyvan, sent by Pope St. Eleutherius, as St. Augustine was by Pope St. Gregory the Great, to the Saxons. There are in existence six Bulls of Pope Calixtus II., and "fourteen of Honorious II., relating to the affairs of Llandaff diocese. These Popes reigned in the 12th century. In that century (1107) Urban, Bishop of Llandaff, wrote to the Pope, The Church of Llandaff, ever since the days of Eleu- therius, and since the coming of St. Augustine, has always been truly Catholic." I have not the work of Father Walsh. quoted by A.C.K. anent the profession of faith and promises made by Bishops to the Pope, in the beginning of the Church, but I say that, as a matter of fact, the authority of the Pope was always acknow- ledged and obeyed by Bishops and as to England, after the consecration of St. Augustine as Archbishop of Canterbury, by the Pope's legate, which was done by the express order of Pope St. Gregory, neither archbishop nor bishop in England ever was consecrated without first taking the oath of allegiance to the Pope, and receiving bulls of consecration from him, till Henry VIII.'s reign. As to the personal character of any Pope, Catholics are not obliged to believe a Pope impeccable, as a just man," according to the Bible, falls seven times a day," it would be ridiculous to expect such a thing. It is the offic, and not the personal character, we have to defend. With regard to the chief priests of the Jewish Church, which was the true Church before our Lord's coming, our Lord Himself made this distinction clear, when he said that the Scribes and Pharisees sat in the seat of Moses, and people were to do what they directed, but as they were personally unworthy men, people were not to imitate their works. It has never been proved that any Pope taught bad doctrine. As to the truly monstrous accusations li A.C.K." brings against certain Popes, even if true, they could not invalidate their official character, but they need a lot of dis- counting, considering that the origin of those accusations has been the writings of bitter enemies of the Catholic Church. A.C.K." quotes Gibbon and Mosheim, both of whom are known as atrocious calumniators of the Church. As to Pope Alexander VI., perhaps li A.C.K." is not aware that his character has been cleared within the last few years by the researches of German historians. I do not know if "A.C.K." belongs to any of the numerous sections which compose the Church of England. He may be an outsider, as we Catholics know well that, however divided Protestants are among themselves, they are always ready to unite in attacking the One True Church. If, however, he is Church of England, I would refer him to the XXVI. Article of that Church, of the unworthiness of ministers," which states that the effect of Christ's ordinance is not taken away by their wickedness," &c.-I am, sir, faithfully yours, A. E. P. Ross. To the Editor of the "BARRY DOCK NEWS." DEAR SIR,—I think unprejudiced readers must admit that my last letter contained somewhat more than abuse of "A. E. P. Ross." If that corres- pondent is surprised at my statement with reference to St. Augustine it arises merely from his own ignorance of history. He accuses me of want of argument; yet this seems to be his own syllogism, if I may call it so. If the present Archbishop of Canterbury is St. Augustine's successor, it, therefore, follows that-St. Augustine was the founder of English pre-reformation Christianity." I leave it to you and your readers to judge as to the soundness of this reasoning. Again, he calls the Queen the head of the Church in the Act of Supremacy, passed 1559, Elizabeth did not assume the title Head of the Church," but that of Supreme Governor of all persons and in all causes, ecclesiastical as well as civil," and the ancient and legitimate authority of the Crown was carefully defined. The title assumed by Henry VIII., and agreed to by the vast majority of the clergy, was supreme head quantum per Christ i legem licet. The excessive length of my last com- munication compelled me to pass by many state- ments of "A. E. P. Ross"; that respecting the oath taken to the Pope has been answered by your able correspondent 1, A.C.K." I can supply our opponents with further information on this point if they require it. Then, as to the title Defender of the Faith." I wonder A. E. P. Ross" is not ashamed to refer to it, because in conferring an official title of the kind publicly on a great king it must have been that the bishop of Rome was speaking en cathedra, and, therefore, infallibly." Shall I go on ? Ah no, let me spare the feelings of my two intelligent antagonists Again, A. E. P. Ross must be hard up for arguments if he regards his state- ment about holy water stoups and altar stones as one. I passed it by as too childish to notice, and so I treat it now again. Have your papistical correspondents ever read the history of the religion of the children of Israel, and how they fell away and corrupted it at various periods ? Is it not possible for God to raise up a bad man and make such an one an instrument to carry out His designs ? I am accused of employing a parrot-cry, but the truth is the phrase was all my own. However I use a parrot cry now-" Where was the Church of England before Henry VIII. or Elizabeth ? Answer Where was your face before it was washed ? Again, Henry VIII. was brought up in the corrupted faith of Rome the Pope gave him a dispensation to commit a gross breach of the laws of God it does not particularly matter if the faithful Henry turned on his corrupter. Parents who bring up their children badly deservedlv suffer for it. It is evident that A. E. P. Ross" limits his knowledge of Magna Clwrta, and the history of Edward III., to a few "elegant extracts," for aught I know the rest may be on the index enpurgatorius. Now let me say just a little more about Keenan's Catechism," to brtng out the gross dishonesty of The Crafty Tactics of Rome" (vide Dr. Salmon's "Infallibility of the Church," 2nd Ed., 1890-in reference to question and answer which I quoted February 23rd) About 1869 or 1870 I had a visit from an English clergyman, who, for reasons of health, resided chiefly on the Continent, and, mixing much with Roman Catholics, took great interest in the controversy which was then agitating their Church. I showed him the question and answer in Keenan's Catechism,' and he. was so much interested by them that he bought some copies of the book to present to his friends abroad. A couple of years later he visited Ireland again, and purchased some more copies of Keenan but this question and answer had then, disappeared. He presented me with the two copies I have here. To all appearance they are identical in their contents. From the title page, as it appears on the paper cover of each, the two books appear to be both of the twenty-first thousand but when we open the books we find them further agreeing in the singular feature, that there is another title-page, which describes each as of the twenty-fourth thousand. But at page 112. the question and answer which I have quoted are to be found in the one book and are absent from the other. It is, therefore, impossible now to maintain that the faith of the Church of Rome never changes, when it is notorious that there is something which is now part of her faith which those who had a good right to know declared was no part of her faith twenty years ago." List now to the parrot cry a fiving, teaching voice forsooth nay a mother of lies, an un- scrupulous monger of deceits a blind guide, a wholesale vendor of trumpery, a destroyer of poor souls! Will A. E. P. Ross" tell us why all Roman Catholic nations, like the Spanish, are specially cruel," and how it is there is always so much un- reclaimed scum" (to use his own choice term) amongst them. I have written enough for the present, and again subscribe myself,—Yours in the One Faith, A PRIEST OF THE UNDIVIDED CHCECH. 9 To the Editor of the, BARRY DOCK NEWS." SIR,-In your issue of the 2nd there appears another letter, signed by A. E. P. Ross, in which are some very remarkable statements. Time will not permit me to go into them all. Let me, how- ever, call attention to one. A. E. P. Ross states that at the Council of Jerusalem, recorded in the 15th chapter of the Acts of the Apostles, "after much disputing, St Peter arose and settled the question," &c. I ask your readers to read for themselves the 15th chapter of the Acts, when they will find St Peter did nothing of the hind. He simply stated what God had done by him in the conversion of the Gentiles, and when he had finished his statement St Paul and St Barnabas also stated what God had done by them amongst the Gentiles. After they had finished speaking. St James (who was the president) spoke himself on the matter, and gave his decision, or, as it is in the Latin Vulgate ego judico, I decide." Of St Peter he says simply, "Symeon hath rehearsed" (Vulgate narrarit), and the decree was in the name of The Apostles and elders and brethren it is their united settlement of the dispute, not St Peter's settlement. Again, let me remind A. E. P. Ross that the council was not held to promulgate a new article of faith, but to decide a matter of practice or discipline. How St. Peter himself behaved at Antioch on this question, I refer your readers to the 2nd chap. of the Epistle to the Galatians, where St. Paul says, I withstood (resisted Rev. Ver.) Peter to the face, because he was to be blamed," and I saw that they walked not up- rightly according to the truth of the Gospel." kc. Will A. E. P. Ross kindly furnish me with a reference where St. Paul or any Apostle taught the doctrines of Papal Infallibility and the Immaculate Conception, as he states in his letter they had always been most generally believed and acted on throughont the Church." I am under the impression that the faith was once for all delivered to the Saints." (St. Jude, 3rd verse), t -I am, &c., A. C. KIRK.
BARRY CHAMBER OF TRADE. PROPOSED ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE AND COUNTY COURT FOR THE DISTRICT. A meeting of the council of the Barry District Chamber of Trade was held on Tuesday evening last at Harry's Restiurant, Barry Dock, Mr H. C. Griffin in the chair.-On the motion of the Chair- man. it was resolved that a recommendation be made to the Cardiff Union Assessment Committee that appeal meetings be held periodically in the Barry district. With reference to the proposal to establish a County Court for Barry, Mr J. R. Llewellyn moved, and it was adopted, that, in addition to the steps taken in the same direction by the Local Board and Grocers' Association, a petition, signed by the tradespeople and others of the district,-be got up and presented to the Lord Chancellor iy Mr Arthur J. Williams, M P., the member for South Glamorgan. It was also decided to ask the Barry Railway Company to erect a footbridge over the public railway crossing from near Andrew's Refreshment- rooms to the western side of the dock at Barry, a large amount of inconvenience being at present felt by the public in consequenoe of delay caused by passing trains, &c. The proposal to hold sectional meetings of the Chamber of Trade in different parts of the district was also considered.
BOARD OF TRADE INQUIRIES INTO BARRY SHIPPING. The official inquiry into the circumstances con- nected with the collision with the steamship Clytha and Cadoxton, in the Barry Roads, on the 17th ult., opened on Tuesday last at Cardiff. The official inquiry into the circumstances connected with the supposed loss of the steamship Redewater. when on a voyajre from Barry to Genoa, is fixed for the 13 inst., at Newcastle.
LITTLE FRANK HALE'S ESCAPADE. THE BARRY PRODIGAL SENT TO A TRAIN- ING SHIP. Frank Hale, aged 12, son of Mr Isaac F. W. Hale, Iddesleigh Street, Cadoxton-Barry. and whose escapades as a railway traveller have several times ,been noted in our columns, was brought up on Monday last, at Stourbridge charged with riding from Lawrance Hill Station, Bristol, to Stourbridge, without having paid his fare. For several years the lad was in the care of Mr and Mrs. Huttoa, Mount-Street, Stourbridge. It may be remembered that a few months ago he was brought up in a. London police-court charged with riding from Stourbridge to London without a ticket. In the present case he was proved to have travelled from Bristol, to Stourbridge, and was in possession of an excursion fare ticket, which he obtained a.t. Lawrence Hill Station, Bristol, in an ingenious way, afterwards altering it to make it appear to be a genuine ticket to Stourbridge. On his arrival, there, however, the fraud was detected, and he was given into custody.-The bench decided to send Hale. who is a very bright intelligent boy, to a- training ship till he his sixteen years of age. _s.-
GOOD TEMPLAR CONCERT AT ie, CADOXTON-BARRY. In connection with the St. David's Lodge (Cadoxton) of I.O.G.T., a concert, attended with much success, was held at Cadoxton Market Hall on Wednesday evening last. The chair was occu- pied by Mr J. Davies, Barry, and there was a good attendance. The programme was creditably rendered by Miss Roberts. Miss E. Watkins, Miss- Miles, Mrs Bumford, Miss Phillips. Miss E. Jenkins. Miss Maggie Williams. Miss Holloway, Messrs B. Lewis, W. W. Fookes, B. Ball, T. Austin, C. Stevens, H. De Boer, W. Bowen, W. W. Davies, &c. Thanks are undoubtedly due to Mr Fookes who ably managed the tableaux ricants. The enjoy- able affair terminated with the singing of the National Anthem. Those taking part in the tableaux vivants were Miss Ethel Kelly, Mr Willie, Mr and Mrs Fookes, Mr F. Corp, the Misses Jenkins, Miss Gear, Master B. Ball. and Mr T. J. Tucker. Votes of thanks were passed at the close.
SHEBEENING IN THE BARRY DISTRICT. At Barry Dock Police-court yesterday (Thurs- day)-before Mr John Duncan and Dr Neale— William Worthy Ward, labourer. 2, Brook-street, Cadoxton. and Nora Collins, 31, Gueret-street, Barry Dock, were each fined £ 10 and costs, or one month, for selling beer without a licence. For being present at a shebeen, at 19, Travis-street, Barry Dock, on the 25th inst., several men and women were fined 10s each.
A PENARTH SAILOR KILLED. On Wednesday evening last. the commander of the steamer Longhurst, of Newcastle (Captain Anderson), after entering Penarth Dock reported the death of a Duchman named Hendrich Peters, of Weimar, who fell down the vessel's hold early on Wednesday morning whilst the shi) was in the Bristol Channel, on her way from Rotterdam. Inspector Rutter I the removal of the body to the mo-Luary.