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.
I Mil ARTHUR J. WILLIAMS, M.P., AND HIS CONSTITUENCY. INDISPOSITION OF MRS WILLIAMS AND MASTER WILLIAMS. THE HON. GENTLEMAN WILL VISIT BARRY AT WHITSUNTIDE. We have been asked to announce the reason why Mr Arthur J. Williams, M.P. for South Glamorgan, has not been able to pay his intended visit to Glamorganshire and address meetings of his con- stituency during the Easter holiday. One of the hon. gentleman's sons has just been stricken with measles, and Mrs Williams has also had a serious attack, but we are glad to learn that both Mrs and Master Williams are progressing satisfactorily towards recovery. Mr Williams intends, therefore, addressing political meetings at Barry and other placer in the division at Whitsuntide.
BARRY LOCAL BOARD AND THE BARRY COMPANY'S BILL. RESOLUTIONS IN FAVOUR OF THE EAST GLAMORGAN RAILWAY SCHEME. At a meeting of the Barry Local Board, held on Tuesday last, at Cadoxton, Dr P. J. O'Donnell presiding, the following resolution was unani- mously agreed to :— This Board ia of opinion that the proposed East Glamorgan Railway will be of the most material advantage to Barry and the district, and authorises a copy of this resolution to be sent to the solicitors of the Bill. It was also resolved that Alderman J. C. Meggitt be asked to give evidence on behalf of the Local Board in support of the Bill. .0.<
BARRY ISLAND AS A SEA- SIDE RESORT. j' f Alderman J. C. Meggitt brought before the Barry and Cadoxton Local Board, at its monthly meeting at Cadoxton on Tuesday afternoon last, the question of the desirability of appointing an inspector at Barry Island and Coldknap during the summer months for the purpose of regulating the bathing and boating, and suggested that one of 1.9 the officials of the board he told off for that pur- pose. Penarth, he said, had an inspector, and he certainly thought that with advantages such as Barry possessed they ought not to be behind hand. Alderman Meggitt also suggested that views of Barry Island, Pebble Beach, and Coldknap be prepared, showing the natural facilities and attractions in favour of Barry as a seaside resort. —Mr W. Paterson pointed out that the beach at Whitmore Bay was strewn with coal and coke from the cargo of the stranded ship Vanduara, and said that unless promptly removed it would spoil the bay as a bathing place for some time.—The questions were referred to the health committee and public works committee respectively.
THE POSITION OF THE BARRY NEW DOCK SCHEME. THE ENGINEERS AND THE FINAL PRELIMINARIES. The engineering staff of the Barry Dock and Railways Company are about completing the final preliminaries for the commencement of the new dock works at Barry. The entrance to the new dock, it is understood, will not be at the point originally decided upon, but near the No. 1 jetty on the western side, and the sub-tenancy of the land in this locality will be given up to the com- pany in the course of a few days. A meeting of the Barry directors will be held probably on Friday, at Barry Dock. and the question of inviting tenders for the fifst section of the new works will, it is stated, be determined.
LAST WEEK'S TRAFFIC RECEIPTS ON THE BARRY RAILWAY. On the Barry Railway during the past week the traffic receipts were :—Coaching, £472 j goods, £ 201; minerals, £ 2,358 dock dues, &c., £ 2.497 total, £5,528. Corresponding week of last year :— Coaching, £ 306 goods, £ 120 minerals, £ 1,850 dock dues, &c., £ 2,801; total, £ 5,077 increase. £ 451..• £ 451..•
IS IT A SIN TO ATTEND A THEATRE ? A WORD TO THE BARRY MINISTERS' UNION. To the Editor of the BARRY DOCK NEWS." DEAR SIR,-At a recent meeting of ministers in the Barry district the question arose as to whether or not it was proper to appear in character" when reciting dialogues, &c.. reference being undoubtedly made to the late performances of the Trial of John Barleycorn''—perhaps, one of the most forcible temperance lectures ever delivered in the district; and I understand that at the meeting alluded to the feeling of the majo- rity was averse to such appearances in character." Now, with every possible respect for the opinions of these reverend gentlemen, I venture to think that if this question were fully discussed in the columns of your paper the result might be beneficial to all concerned. By adopting the above heading, the controversy may be made more inclusive, as you will admit, Sir, that the performance of dialogues in character and the production of plays are very nearly akin. If it is wrong to perform in a play, is it not equally wrong to witness one ? and if it is wrong, then it becomes a sin. Personally, I fail to see any harm, not even after having carefully considered the whole subject with a mind totally unbiassed. Therefore, I shall be very glad to read any objections to the theatre which may be brought forward by your correspondents. A gentleman once stated to me that his objections to the theatre was because of the hypocrisy which he witnessed—men and women pretending to be what they were not. This was his idea of hypocrisy yet the word is derived from a Greek word signify- ing actor." Others, however, may have more valid objections to the threatre. I maintain that, pro- vided a proper censorship is exercised over it, the stage would prove-nay, it does prove—a powerful medium for educating the masses and improving their tastes. Of course, I know there are bad theatres; but it will not do to generalise in this case. One of our noted writers has said that the man who generalises is a fool." One man reads a book, and he alone gets the benefit arising from its study the same book is arranged in the form of a play, and, instead of one man readtng it, it is read, or recited, to perhaps a couple of thousand at the same time, in a way that appeals most strongly to the hearts of the spectators, thus a vast amount of time is saved. Moreover, a book resembles a photograph to a certain extent, for both lack colour and animation. One cannot form an accurate idea of the original from the photo- graph, but merely a general idea in like manner I maintain that one can get a far better idea of the sentiments and teachings contained in any booker by seeing the acting version of it performed (if; there be one) than by a perusal of it. On the stage the tale is endowed with both colour and animation-colour in the costumes and animation. in the facial expression, voices, and movements of the actors; and I think it will be generally admitted that the more vivid the representation the more lasting will prove the impression it makes. People may say, dogmatically, that theatres are bad places, and the people who attend such places wicked but rational people like to know, the why and the wherefore. Let them clearly state their views for the good of the community. In conclusion, let me express a hope, if this matter be. taken up, that your correspondents will not appear in character "-under an assumed name, but reveal their full identity.-—Thanking you in anticipation, I remain, Sir, yours faithfully, WALLACE DAVIES. Cadoxton, April 2n<J> J £ 94. ■ .7
BARRY COMPANY'S BILL AND THE IMPROVEMENT OF BARRY HARBOUR. IMPORTANT LETTER FROM A PROMINENT V; LOCAL1 ^EftTLEMAN. v i- 'ii i • ■ To the Editor of the "BARRY DOCK NEWS." SIR,—As you are aware the Barry Company are seeking power to construct several most important works for the advancement of the Barry district, notably a new dock and railway, one of the schemes being to construct a line from a point opposite the Ship Hotel through the old harbour on to the Island. It is with this section that I wish to deal. The advantages which would accrue not alone to Barry but to every portion of our district are so obvious as to be manifest to the most obtuse. However. I shall call public attention to them in order to keep them fresh in our minds. A section of that ugly bed of mud would be abolished^ This expanse of mud, apart from its uiisightliness, is a menace to the health of the neighbourhood, and this more particularly during hot weather. The entire district looks upon the Island as "our most healthy recreation ground. Therefore, if railway communication be established with it, it must be a great benefit to us. A large amount of money will circulate during the construction, such being now very much needed. It is proposed to run out a break water from the west point of the Island, which would convert the basin into a real harbour of refuge, which at present it is not. Now, sir, one would imagine that to the carry- ing out of such a project there could be no possible objection. Such, I regret to say. is not the case. The Board of Trade. in its wisdom, sees fit to in- terfere on the grounds that this harbour of refuge would be destroyed. If the Board of Trade was honest in its intention of safeguarding the interests of those who use the harbour, it would gladly welpome the proposed alteration. But its action in this matter is so devoid of sense that it forces us to find out who is operating behind. We then may be able to bring to light the motive. Can it be that our big neighbours view with jealous eyes the rapid growth of Barry ? They already see a menace to their future in every line we make ? They see a time approaching when Barry may outrun them. It is about time, therefore, that we looked to ourselves. Would it not strengthen the hands of the Barry Company if the approval of the inhabit- ants and their extreme wish to see the works completed were made clear ? I now suggest that the Chamber of Trade would take the question into consideration, and call a public meeting to bring about this object. Let us give the big wigs up the line to understand that Barry is determined to develope her splendid resources despite of their petty jealous v.—Yours, &c., ONWARD, STILL ONWARD. --+- t
LORD WINDSOR AND THE PROPOSED HARBOUR TRUST. M Lord Windsor, the chairman of the Barry Rail- way Company, has always been favourable to the formation of a harbour trust on proper lines. Whilst, however, Lord Windsor is favourable to a harbour trust, he would not do anything that would be prejudicial to Barry. Mr R. Forrest. Lord Windsor's agent, considers difficulties would arise unless Barry was taken into the trust. Barry, if excluded, was in a most favourable position to compete with the trust.
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PRIXTISG OF EVERY DESCRIPTION; executed with neatness and dispatch. at the Barry Back .Yea-.? office, Vere-street, Cadoxton, and 137, Holton- road, Barry Dock.
PROPOSED POOR LAW UNION FOR BARRY. ADDITIONAL GUARDIANS ALSO SUGGESTED. IMPORTANT ACTION BY THE LOCAL BOARD. At the monthly meeting of the Barry and Cadoxton Local Board, held at Cadoxton on Tues- day last, Dr P. O'Donnell presiding, Alderman J. C. Meggitt, moved the following resolution That the Cardiff Board of Guardians be memnrial- ised to recommend the appointment of additional guardians for the Barry district; also that a com- mittee, with power to add to their number, be appointed to consider the desirability of applying for a separate poor law union for the parishes in the neighbourhood of the Barry distriet. Mr Meggitt, speaking to the resolution, said there would, as the board were aware, be great changes in the country in connection with the Local Government Act. As a member of the County Council, he attended a recent meeting of the committee of that body which had charge of this Act in the county, and with whom lay the power of bringing the same into operation. If any additional requirements, therefore, were needed in this neighbourhood, application should be made without delay. A deputation had been appointed the previous week to pay visits in the county for the purpose of making inquiries as to the necessary alterations in areas, and to recommend if any additional guardians should be appointed. In Barry, with a ratable value of £ 8,332, and a popu- lation of 765, there was only one guardian Merthyr Dovan — Ratable value £32,775, population 4,279, one guardian (with Highlight) Cadoxton —Ratable value £ 84.128, population 8,228, two guardians and Sully—Ratable value J6 27.434, population 158, one guardian (with Lavernock). The Board would agree with him, he believed, after hearing these statistics, that the time had come for the addition of at leaso three guardians, so that the interests of the Barry district might not suffer in regard to representation. There was a much more serious question, however, to be con- sidered. Alterations would soon be made in areas all over the csunty in connection with poor law unions and sanitary districts. He did not know the best thing to do so far as this district was con- cerned, but there had been considerable discussion in the locality as to the desirability of securing a separate poor law union for Barry, and if anything definite was to be done now was. the time. The area, he believed, was to be altered by August or September, and, therefore, they could understand that action should be taken at once. The matter had been thoroughly considered at a meeting held some time ago at Barry Dock. a number of figures I being laid before the meeting by different persons in support of separation. A committee shqttM now be appointed to again éônBider the desirability of applying for a separate poor-law union for the parishes in the Barry district. If adopted, it would favour- ably affect Barry from a monetary point of view, but it would, of course, mean the provision of a separate workhouse, and the appointment of officials. In conclusion, Mr Meggitt suggested that General Lee, Messrs J. J. Williams, W. Thomas (Cadoxton), and W. Thomas (The Hayes).all guardians, being appointed a committee to consider the question, with power to add to their number. —Mr J. Jewel Williams, in seconding, also referred to the meeting held in the district in connection with this matter, stating the contention was now tlu)> same as then, that through Barry formincr part of the Cardiff Union they paid a large amount of money from the district more ^han they.^hoOld according to the figures pr#ented .tW the meeting in question. Quite 6ifd out of 7 s was paid into the Cardiff Union more than was received. They were, therefore, bopnd to See the desirability of the scheme. He a'gte&fWtth Mr Meggitt that now was the time to take prompt steps in the matter, the Local Government Act providing the County Council with power te grant this request. Under present circumstances there were fifty or sixty guardians at the meetings of the Union, and at a large gather- ing like that the representatives from this district had little chance of carrying a point.—Mr W. Thomas (Vere-street) stated there had been a committee appointed from the Cardiff guardians to meet the County Council in the matter. He did not think the request from Barry would meet with any opposition from Cardiff at all. They were quite prepared to part with the Barry people-(hear. hear, and laughter)—as they wanted their union to themselves, and were willing to hand over the country parishes.—The resolution was carried unanimously, and the committee suggested by Mr Meggitt (with himself added and several outside gentlemen, who have taken an interest in the movement) was also adopted.
RAID ON A SUNDAY SHEBEEN AT BARRY DOCK. AN OBSTRUCTIVE LANDLORD ARRESTED. AX "-APRIL FOOL" LOCKED UP BY THE POLICE. After watching the premises for some hour8 on Sunday last, Police constables Thoma8 Thorburn and Thomas Harris, armed with a warrant, raided a house kept by a rigger named Enoch Williams, at No. 7, Spencer-street, Barry Dock, and found a shebeen being earried on in full swing inside. There were men and women on the premises drinking, and the inevitable 4 £ and other utensils were seized. During the search by the police, Williams became obtrusive, and threatened the constables with violence. He was ordered to desist, but on refusing to comply he was taken into custody and lodged at the poliee station,
MEETING OF BARRY RAILWAY DIRECTORS IN LONDON. The directors of the Barry Dock and Railways Company held an important special meeting in London on Friday last, the agenda including the consideration of steps to be taken towards pro- moting the company's bills through Parliament. In the absence of Lord Windsor, the chair was occupied by Mr Archibald Hood, and several of the principal officials were present.
RESIGNATION OF POLICE- INSPECTOR REES, BARRY DOCK. OTHER CHANGES IN THE DISTRICT. We regret to understand that Inspector Edward Rees, of the Central Police Station, Barry Dock. and for some time in charge of the Barry division of the Glamorgan Police Force, has handed in his resignation, after nearly thirty years' connection I' with the county constabulary. Inspector Rees will be succeeded at Barry Dock by a sergeant. Acting-sergeant Herbert Evans, of Barry Dock, will also, it is expected, have the assistance of P.C. Ebenezer Rees, now of Penarth. P.C. Ebenezer Rees, now of Penarth.
BARRY AND CADOXTON LOCAI* BOARD. The monthly meeting of the Barry and Cadox- ton Local Board was held on Tuesday afternooa last at Cadoxton, the following members being present-Dr P. J. O'Donnell (chairman), Dr Tre- i.7-r.?e' Alderman J- C. Meggitt, Messrs J. Jewel Williams, George Thomas, B. Lewis, W. Paterson. W. Thomas (The Hayes), W. Thomas (Cadoxton). J. A. Hughes (clerk), J. C. Pardoe (surveyor), Dr Jseale, J.P. (medical officer), A. E. Leyshen (in- spector), and T. W. Lewis (collector). APPLICATION FOR A THEATRICAL LICENSE. Application was made by Mr A. Jackson, solicitor, Barry Dock, on behalf of Mr Alfred Orton, of Ferndale, for a license for a wooden structure proposed to be erected on a site at the- corner of Thompson-street and Travis-street, Barry Dock, and to be used for theatrical purposes, the plans of which had been submitted to the Board's surveyor and to the inspector of police, both of whom had approved of the same subject to certain additional improvements being included. Mr and ,rs Hoi-ton, it was explained, had already per- formed m the Barry district some vears- ago and possessed a character for respect- ability. The building would be put up in an efficient manner, and the perfor- mances would be regularly conducted. Mr Jack- son, therefore, hoped the board would seriously consider the application, and not insist upon the building being erected before arriving at their decision in the matter. It was not fair, he said to- expect the applicant to bring the structure from Ferndale, and, having erected it at Barry, to be inf, rmed that no licence would be granted He hoped the Local Board would, as the magistrates did in cases of publicans, grant a provisional licence, the same to be confirmed upon the satis- factory completion of the structure.—Mr George Thomas was of opinion that provision should be made for the large population in the centre of tlMr- district but before arriving at their decision the- board should have a guarantee that the proposed theatre would be Kept open regularly, and no&- simply for casual performances.—The Clerk sug- gested that the customary restriction as to the sale of intoxicating drinks should also be included. —Mr Jackson fully concurred with both sutrs-es- tions, and said his client was prepared to enter into any reasonable guarantee as to the regularity of the performances.—In reply to a subsequent, question Mr Orton stated that the theatre would: be open for five nights in the week—The Surveyor submitted a report showing that he approved of the plans of the proposed building, subject t& various suggestions being carried out.—The Chair- man said that, although he approved of the application, the board had previously decided not to, granta theatrical licence until the building had been constructed. The Clerk said they were not legally- bound to any previous resolution.—Mr Meggitt. suggested that these applications should be con- sidered once a year «a some special day.-The Clerk concurred.—After farther; discussion, the Chairman proposed, Dr Treharne seconded, and it. was carried that a provisional license be granted the building to beapoved of by the surveyor upon completion. ') J THE APPROACH TO MORGAN-STREET AND COKrarE TERRACE. Mr W. Thomas drew attention to a recommenda- X I Publ'csjrwor^ committee to the effect that the tender of Mr J. Pido i'or the execution of the private improvents of Morgan-street and Coigne-terrace be accepted, and the work carriett out subject to satisfactory arrangements being- made with the syndicate owning Jewel-street with, respect to the necessary right over the approach road thereto.—The Chairman said the company were prepared to grant the right of way, but- declined to keep the approach road in repair _Mr- W. Thomas considered there should be free access from the public road before the work could be- carried out.—The Clerk said this opened up large question, because by and by it would involve similar circumstances in connection with the road leading to Barry Island, and the board should be careful not to form a precedent without mature- consideration.-Mr George Thomas said the com- pany would not enter into any agreement, neither would they accept the conditions laid down that they would be obliged to keep the piece of road in repair, and carry out the private im- provements when called upon.—Mr W. Thomaa said the Board had been advised by the clerk several time.! that they could not carry out private improvements unless there was free access from the public road. There was, therefore, a legal difficulty in the way in this instance.—The Clerk replied there was no legal difficulty. for they haft received the consent of the owners to go over the approach road in question.—Mr George Thomas as member for the south ward, said inasmuch as the private improvements of Morgan-street and Coigne-terrace were greatly needed, he would move a resolution that they be carried out especially as the Board was informed by the clerk that there was no legal dimeuItv.—Mr W. Thorns (Cadoxton) If there is no legal difficulty I will second the resolution.—Mr Meggitt was of opinion, that satisfactory arrangements should be made with the syndicate before carrying out the work. -The Chairman concurred, and stated that no doubt the syndicate was quite right in refusing to accept the suggestion of the Board, but he believed the private improvements of the approach road should be carried out. and then this portion could be declared a highway.-After a further remark or two. the motion was lost, and the question con- sidered to te referred back to the Public Workar Committee. ABEETBTWITH-CRESCENT, BARRY. On the motion of Mr W. Paterson, seconded by Mr Meggitt, it was resolved that notice æ, given to carry out the private improvements of Aberystwith-crescent, Barry, the road b. ing, Mr Paterson stated, one of the most important thoroughfares in the district, as it was one of the principal approaches to the Barry school. THE ROAD ROLLER MAN'S WAGES. At the request of Mr Paterson, the surveyor read-- a report upon the rate of wages paid to road roller men in different towns in the county, and it was resolved to confirm the recommendation of the committee not to grant an advance to the driver of the steam roller in the Barry district. THE MEETINGS OF THE BOARD. Mr B. Lewis moved that the resolution fixing; the monthly meeting of the board on the first. Tuesday in each month be rescinded, and that for the future the meetings be held on the first Friday in the month. Mr Lewis said one of his reasons for the change was that Mr R. Forrest, J.P., would be able to atteud on a Friday.-Dr. Treharaft seconded, and the motion was adopted. BARRY HARBOUR SEWERAGE WORKS. A letter was received from Mr C. R. Walker, the board's engineer, enclosing a certificate for £ Irl?S for Mr G. Rutter with respect to the Barry sewerage works. THE FOOTPATH TO COLDKNAP. The Clerk read a letter from Mr R. Forrest, informing the board he was satisfied that there was a public footpath leading from Barry to Coldknatu running as at present through the fields. THE PROPOSED VISIT OF THE AGRICULTUBJH. SOCIETY TO BARRY. The 'Secretary of the Barry Chamber of Traio wrote stating that a deputation from that IKMIY would attend at the next meeting of the Board in connection with the proposed visit, of the Glamorgan Agricultural Society to Barry. ALLEGED DAMAGE BY BLASTING AT BARRY. In connection with Messrs George Thom.s and Sons' claim for damages said to be caused in coa- nection with the sewerage works at Barry the. Board appointed Mr Huntley as their valuer. THE COMMON LODGING-HOUSES, Police Inspector Rees, Barry Dock, reported as the condition of the common lodging-houses in Cadoxton, stating he had no complaints to make, the houses being in a satisfactory condition and kept clean.