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MRS. GRUNDY'S JOTTINGS

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MRS. GRUNDY'S JOTTINGS The Cadoxton Presbyterian Cricket Club chal- lenge the whole world-of course, within a radius of twelve miles—to a tussle for supremacy. At the annual meeting of the Glamorgan County Council, at Pontypridd last week, it was decided to oppose the East Glamorgan, Taff Vale, ;and Barry Railway Dills now before Parliament. The annual meeting of the Barry and Cadoxton 'Local Board will be held on Tuesday, the 3rd proximo. Fool's Day this year falls on Sunday. Da y by Day" trusts there will be no mauls in connection with the association football match. ( Ladies v. Gentlemen, at Barry next Monday. The number of marriages performed throughout the world each day is estimated at three thousand. And yet there are many old maids at Barry with heaving, longing hearts. The Prime Minister is an old footballer. Lord Rosebery is a patron of the Scottish Football Association, and some years ago presented a challenge cup for the charity competition among the Edinburgh clubs. :1:: Mr Justice Day declared last week that the Liverpool ruffians" (many of whom infest the Barry district) were the most cowardly scoundrels he had ever met. Mr J. F. Proud, of Barry Dock, the conductor of the Cardiff Blue Ribbon Choir, has the sympathy of many friends in the family affliction which has this week befallen him. 5? My wish is that the readers of the Barry Dork JVeuw may enjoy a pleasant holiday at Eastertide. Walevhas been honoured by the appointment of Mr Thomas Morgan Joseph, son of the late Mr Thomas Joseph, of The Buttrills, near Barry, to a post in the Heralds Office. The two favourite games at Penarth, says the Wcxteiii Jtail, are golf on Sundays and smashing street lamps on week-nights. # About 150 sailors were paid off at Barry Dock last Saturday morning, and business generally at the Shipping Offices was more active than had been the case for the previous three months. Last Saturday being St Patrick's Day, the green was popularly worn in the Barry and Penarth districts. The Health Committee of the Barry and Cadox- ton Local Board have decided to recommend the acquirement of additional land at the Calcott for the erection of a fever hospital for the district. The Barry Company will run eight trains each way daily between the Riverside Station and Bute Docks, Cardiff, commencing on the 2nd of April. Transport says that vessels of larger tonnage can enter Barry Dock with perfect ease and safety than can possibly approach the Bute Docks, Cardiff. Mr J. Rees, the labour member of the Barry School and Burial Boards, has suggested—and not without ample grounds for justification-that a clean-lips or clean-tongue society be established amongst the children of the district, whose state of morality has become quite depraved. A gentleman who attended the Barry Chamber of Trade meeting last week said it would be unhealthy to erect the Local Board offices on the gas works site. It would be too gassy—there would be gas from without and gas from within. £ An improved system of ship lighting has been devised, and it has been adopted by a large steam- ship company, who expect to save £3,000 per annum by its use. It is said to be of such a character that it can be easily adapted to ships which are already fitted, at a small expenditure. (.: The Rev R. Usher, M.A., curate of St. Mary's, Barry Dock, left the Barry district last Tuesday for 'his new rectorial charge in the diocese of Salisbury. w The gorilla scare has been transferred from Penarth to Porthkerry Park, Barry. I welcome Mr Superintendent Giddings upon his arrival in the Barry district this week. There was a great deal of fluttering of the 'heart at Barry during the early part of the week on hearing that thirty-three new county magistrates had been appointed. Everybody seemed to ask Is it I ? Is it I ?" Miss Fleming, head mistress of the Holton-road -girls' school, and Miss E. V. Llewellyn, head mistress of the Holton-road infants' school, have just been made the recipients of tokens of kind appreciation on the part of members of their respective staffs, the former being presented with a valuable handbag and purse, and the latter with .a set of Tennyson's works. SIC It is estimated by the engineers of the Great -Western Railway that a sum of 1901,513 will be required for the new works, powers for which are -sought in their bill. Of this sum £4:38,387 will, it is estimated, be expended upon new railways in Wales, of which £409,635 will be spent upon new railways in the counties of Monmouth and •Glamorgan. :I: General Lee is a loyal subject, believing as he .does that her Majesty is a good queen and a good woman. f # Mr D. T. Alexander did a quiet bit of canvassing ffor public honours at the Hearts of Oak dinner at Barry last Saturday. And he did it very success- fully. Messrs L. Molineux and Company, Holton-road, Barry Dock, and Glebe-street, Penarth, have in stock a fine collection of boots and shoes to suit all classes during the spring and summer season. Messrs Hutchins and Company, of 102, Holton- road, Barry Dock, have opened business as auctioneers, &c. Under the new Parish Councils Act, the chair- man of a district council, unless a woman or personally disqualified, shall be a justice of the peace. The Barry b'irglar was very cleverly captured by Sergeant Weeks last Sunday evening. The public of the Barry Dock district offer their congratulations to Sergeant W. Gammon and I Acting-sergeant Herbert Evans (both smart dutiful officers) upon their merited promotions this week. Last Saturday, the s.s. Cookham, of London, a steamer well-known at Barry Dock, took in a cargo of coal and bunkers, amounting in all to 1,956 tons 19 cwt., within the short space of 6 hrs. 5 mins. Only one tip was used. ■jf Dr O'Donnell, Cadoxton, Mr J. McDonnell and Mr E. English, Barry Dock, attended the St. Patrick's dinner at Cardiff last Saturday evening. Mr J. Jewel Williams, Tynewydd, Cadoxton, was amongst the gentlemen who attended the funeral of the late Captain Homfray, of Newport, at Bassaleg last Saturday. The Rev Father D'Hulst, Barry Dock, takes a practical view of Christian life. It is, he says, useless to go to confession in the morning when the afternoon is spent at the drinking club. X The export and import shipments at Barry Dock last week amounted to 97,597 tons 10 cwt. Sergeant Gammon believes shebeens in the Barry district will never be wiped out till the system of grocers' licenses has been done away with. I agree with the officer. The Rev R. Usher, M.A., preached his farewell sermon as curate of St. Mary's Church, Barry Dock, last Sunday evening. As much as 754 tons 10 cwt of general merchan- dise were exported from Barry Dock last week. A post office official at Pontypridd, a resident of Cadoxton, is known by his colleagues as Barry Jones. •* A certain resident of Barry puts away" twenty-five buns every Good Friday, and the fact is more strange when it is understood that the buns are made by his wife. nt Pleasant for house agents. On certain vans which come to Barry very often appears the sign keep moving." The Barry Garrick Dramatic Society intend holding a ball on the 20th of April. Mr William Thomas must have been startled last Monday evening when one of the speakers at the St. Patrick's celebration dinner at Cadoxton described him as the Rev Mr Thomas." For some reason or other the authorities decline to supply the Press with a report of the shipments at Penarth Dock until after the Easter holidays. ♦ The local preservers of the peace look quite taking in their new helmets. In the House of Lords last Monday evening, the Barry Dock and Railways Act (1888) Amendment and the Barry Railway Bills were read a first time and referred to the examiners. O O The Barry and Cadoxton Conservative Club and Institute will be formally opened on an early date. Barry is specially interested in two of the new county magistrates, one of the gentlemen being County Councillor Clifford J. Cory, of St. Lythan's Down, the Liberal candidate for South Monmouth- shire, and chairman of the Barry Dock News Company, and the other, Mr John Lowdon, chair- man of the Barry District School Board. The other local gentlemen appointed are Mr Phillip Morel, Mr Gibbs, and Mr John Cory, all of Penarth. I Disappointment is alleged to be felt that Mr W. Thomas, The Hayes, Sully; Mr W. V. Huntley, Welsh St. Donats; and Alderman E. John, Cow- bridge, have not also been chosen. They are not alone by any means. Under the new Parish Councils Act infants are not eligible for membership. Major-General Lee, J.P., The Mount, Dinas Powis, has promised to present, with other gentle- men, silver medals to efficient members of the Barry police ambulance class. sfe In the fancy dress football match in connection with the Barry Town A.F.C., to be held on Easter Monday, Mrs Grundy intends captaining the ladies' eleven, and has managed to get a good team together, including three of my nieces. Daisy Bell will keep the goal, and Martha and May" will play full back. Oh Eliza," Nancy Lee," and Darling Clementine will appear as half-backs, whilst the forward" ladies, who will surround Mrs Grundy will be Dorothy," Louisa," Mary," and Judy," who are all in fine form. This eleven, comprising, as it does, such fine, healthy girls, will take some beating, and a good game may be expected. Kick- off at 11 a.m. It is now officially. announced that the Barry Railway Company will commence running their trains to Clarence-road Station, Cardiff Docks, on Monday, the 2nd April. The corrected time table will appear in our next is-ue. COMMUNICATION FROM THE REV CANON ALLEN. May I be allowed to offer a word of explanation on one of "Mrs Grundy's" amusing jottings? What I spoke of as li putting my monkey up was not the grave and interesting question to what saint our Parish Church is dedicated, but the spelling of the scriptural and historical name Nicolas with an h," ingdefiance of all scholarship and etymology. Our church may be dedicated to St Nicolas, the deacon, or to St Nicolas of Myra (Santa Clans), or to St Nicolas of Bari, but emphatically to no Nicholas of Vox Barbara. To this little piece of, perhaps, pedantry, What will 'Mrs Grundy' say?"—E. E. ALLEN.

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