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MRS. GRUNDY'S JOTTINGS Alderman J. C. Meggitt, Barry, and Councillor O. H. Jones, J.P., Fonmon Castle, were present at a meeting held on Thursday last at Cardiff to con- sider the question of arranging for the establish- ment of parish councils. I hope none of my readers in the Barry district will omit to support the grand performance to be given next Wednesday evening at the Public Hall, Thompson-street, by the Barry Dock R.A.O.B. Dramatic Society, assisted by several local friendly societies, for the benefit of the funds of the Barry District Nursing Association. The object is a most magnanimous one, and, what is more, the whole of the expenses connected with the entertainment will be defrayed voluntarily by working-men. The Barry Railway Bills have been read a second time by the House of Lords. I am informed that the date for taking up the new Parliamentary Bill of the Barry Railway Company has been fixed by the Lords' Committee, and that April 12th will be the opening day of the inquiry. A A newly-married young man attended a recent charity football match in the Barry district, but he suddenly became now. ust when he saw the hat being sent round. In 1851 the total population of Barry Island was four. Now it is about fifty. » The principal difficnlty in the way of including Barry in the proposed scheme for the formation of a harbour trust at Cardiff is the satisfactory separ- ation of the dock and railway interests. The largest and certainly in every respect one of the finest and most recent stocks of gentlemen's clothing, boys' suits, &c., to be found in the Barry district is now on view at the well-known business premises of Messrs Lloyd and Company, Main- street, Cadoxton, and Holton-road, Barry Dock. <* The Naval and Military Bceord has just > published a letter from Mr J. Harrison, secretary to the Barry branch of the Seamen's and Firemen's Union, an Old service man wearing the Egyptian war medal, with four clasps, and the Khedive's star, on the subject of The British Royal Navy, and should merchant seamen join it The Rev D. Henry Rees, late of Broadstairs, Kent, will commence his ministry at Barry English Congregational Church next Sunday. The great majority of new' borinete are being made without strings. n Mr O. H. Jones, J.P., of Fonmon Castle, doesn't like interviewing, and told a reporter the other « day that he wouldn't be interviewed on any subject whatever. « V Polioe-inspector Edward Rees, of Barry Dock, has now definitely decided to tender his resigna- tion, after twenty-nine years' service in conneetion ■with the county constabulary. .• The Barry Dock central police station will, therefore, in future be placed in; charge of a sergeant, with Superintendent Giddings in supreme control of the district. ♦ ♦ ole At a meeting of the workmen's representatives on the coal-miners' sliding scale committee, held at Cardiff last Monday, notice was given to place on the agenda for the miners' conference to be held .at Aberdare on the 30th inst. To receive re- ports from collieries where the Barry and Not- tingham system. are at work, containing: details .as to method of working and prices paid, to be followed by a discussion as to their future 'treatment." » Adelina Patti" has been under No. 1 tip, Barry Dock, this week taking in bunkers. The export and import shipments at Barry Dock for the week ended last Saturday amounted to 85,003 tons 0 cwts. ♦ The Mail has been having some more fun over the Welsh address incident at Cadoxton-Barry. "Yonng Wales," it says, has got its back up because a letter sent from Cadoxton to Bridgend, and addressed I Penybont-ar-Ogwy,' was returned with the remark. Place not known.' The Barry Young Wales Society have sent an indignation resolution to Mr A. J. Williams, M.P., to take to the Postmaster-General, protesting against such a state of things, and, we suppose, authorising Mr Williams, if necessary, to pull down the G.P.O. about the ears of the officials. An institution must be going to the dogs that doesn't know where to locate Penybont-ar-Ogwy. Suppose the postman had to find out Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogertrobwll -(the rest held over for want of space)." ¥ The president of the Barry Dock Bachelors' Club is an insurance agent, and he is about to be presented with the cake." The collecting books and boxes in aid of the Trades Council's appeal for the benefit of the funds of the Barry Nursing Association will be ,closed definitely to-morrow (Saturday). ♦ The pretty new ternis court at Tynewydd, -Oadoxton, was laid ont by Mr W. E. L. Griffiths, .contractor, Barry Dock. The pride of the Empress of Austria is her ^magnificent blonde hair, which reaches to her knees, and has a natural wave. It is brushed night f.nd morning, one of the conditions being ,.that not a single hair shall be pulled out. ç. In answer to a letter from Mr J. Herbert Lewis. M.P., the president of the Local Government Board, states he has given instructions that the Local Government Act (England and Wales) shall be translated into the Welsh language with a view to circulation among local authorities and others in those parts of Wales where the native language prevails. An American Anti-kissing League has been started, but its membership so far is confined to the female sex. May the "elite" of Penarth ponder over this. Golf has been describe as an asylum for decayed cricketers." The Barry Dock Xews has effectually scared off the motion of the Cardiff guardians to send a crowd of boys suffering from ophthalmia to Barry. A contemporary's reporter has blundered some- what over Dr Lloyd Edwards, of Barry Dock. The young gentleman is described as one of the oldest members of the School Board," and a son of the late Alderman Edwards, J.P., Carmarthen. What is meant by the term oldest" I will not venture an opinion, but Dr Edwards' father is certainly not yet" the late Alderman Edwards," and I hope he will not be so for a very long time to come. 9 The new high sheriff of Glamorganshire is a brother to Mr Arthur J. Williams, M.P. for South Glamorgan. The Rev Hugh Price Hughes, the celebrated London divine, will preach at Barry on Sunday. ¥ After waiting two hours for the intended minister, a funeral at Merthyrdovan cemetery last Saturday afternoon was conducted by a local layman. o c Those Barry Welshmen," says a contemporary, who were raw because a letter addressed by one of them to Penybontarogwy was returned,' Place unknown,' will be pleased to learn that the post- office people know more of Chinese than of Welsh. A letter with the address written in Chinese was rightly delivered down in Gower the other day." Lewis, the Barry burglar, has been granted a "Government appointment," tenable for twelve months. People are not as a rule fond of cobwebs, but the public meeting of the Barry and Cadoxton Liberal Association, to be held next Wednesday evening, at the Bible Christian Chapel, Barry Dock, when the Rev J. Matthews, of Swansea, will deliver a lecture on Church Defence Cobwebs," will doubtless be an interesting one. Our good friend. Mr Benjamin Lewis, of Cadoxton, will preside, and Mr Secretary R. G. Russell is doing his level best to make the gathering a thumper" so far as success is con- cerned. At the Glamorganshire Quarter Sessions, held at the Town Hall, Swansea, last Tuesday, Mr John Lowdon, chairman of the Barry School Board, qualified as magistrate. 4 I.. At Penarth the best house coal is supplied at [ 13s 8d per ton at Barry fully a crown more. I That's just the difference. • • • I am sorry to hear that Mr T. Hopkins, the respected landlord of the Bassett Arms Hotel, Barry Dock, has been severely indisposed for the past week or two. I offer him my sympathy, and trust he will soon be quite well again. Mr Alfred Jackson, solicitor, has removed his offices from Vere-steeet, Cadoxton, to the Metro- politan BinTfc (Buildings in Holton-road, Barry Dock. • Mr Benjamin Lewis is of opinion that in future years Holton-road will be the Bute-road of the Barry district. An interesting event in connection with the Barry Local Board-to which the members have, no doubt, been looking forward for a long time— is likely to come off after the gas and water pur- chase scheme has been completed. It is quite pathetic to listen to Mr B. Lewis, of Cadoxton, referring at the Local Board meeting to what he describes as the scrag ends of the dis- trict." » The position of the Barry and Cadcxton Local Board in connection with the permanent public buildings question is the old military one of As you were! III The Barry F.C. intend holding a smoker at the Barry Hotel on Saturday week; and the Barry District A.F.C. will hold their annual sports on the same date. » In a story which the Rev Mr Tibbott, of Cadox- ton, tells his friends there are some promising Church of England roses. Alderman Meggitb treated a goodly number of the Barry Congregational Sunday School to a visit to the John Williams Mission Ship at Cardiff last Wednesday afternoon. When asked whether he intended taking the little ones to Cardiff Races Mr Meggitt laft harty." 9 The Glamorgan County Council have confirmed the advance made by the Dinas Powis Highway Board in the salary of their surveyor, Mr Frank Laurens, A.M.I.C.E. » ft The law as to the sale of intoxicants is very stringent in Nebraska, where the statute provides that "the person licensed shall pay all damages that the community or individuals may sustain in consequence of such traffic he shall support all paupers, widows, and orphans, and the expenses of all civil and criminal prosecutions, growing out of or justly attributed to his traffic in intoxicating drinks." ft I am asked to state that the house to be built on Barry Island, for which plans have been supplied to the Local Board by Mr R. Forrest, J.P., is not to be used as a summer residence by Lord Windsor. ft ft ft Miss Corbett, of Cogan Pill, daughter of the late Mr J. Stuart Corbett, J.P., and relative of the' Marquess of Bute, has kindly consented to accept office as parishioners' churchwarden for the parish of Llandough-cum-Cogan. ft The Penarth dock authorities are beginning to get communicative again. They informed a Pressman on Monday that the coal shipments last week amounted to 38,083 tons. ft ft Barry, Cadoxton, and Penarth were represented at the Rhymney Valley Baptist Singing Festival held on Monday last at Cardiff. Barry and Penarth nobility were well repre sented at Cardiff races this week. ft Several young lady teachers in the employ of the Barry School Board have just passed their scholarship examination, first year, Miss Phillips, of Holton-road Girls' School, obtaining second class, which is considered highly satisfactory. s.: Dust flew into the eyes of a passenger on the Barry Railway a day or two ago, when a young lady, an ambnlance student, was appealed to to render first aid." The young lady called for a fire shovel, and the train stopped with a convulsive shock. ♦ ft This reminds me of another equally funny incident. It happened in Barry-road on Wednes- day evening. A brake was being driven along from Cadoxton, and a trace attached to the leading horse suddenly snapped. "It is an accident," someone observed, but two young ladies consoled the passengers with the assurance that they were St. John students, and were prepared for any emergency. ft The monthly meeting of the Barry School Board held last Monday evening was the shortest meeting of that body for years, lasting only a few minutes, the principal business being a friendly spar be- tween Dr O'Donnell and the chairman on the desirability of the Press being taken into confi- dence by the Board. ft ft 01< Mr E. W. Waite, of Barry Dock, a member of the committee of the Cardiff Musical Society, attended in his representative capacity the funeral of the late Mr Haydn Parry, who was buried on Monday last at West Hampstead Cemetery, London.

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