PENARTH. PRESENTATION TO SERGEANT SANSOM. — On Tuesday evening last a few friends of Police- sergeant Sansom, late of Penarth, met at the Ship Hotel for the purpose of making him a presentation on his leaving for Pontymister. The testimonial of a silver tea and coffee service, the presentation being made by Mr H. S. Wilkins. and supplied by Mr C. Wehrley, silversmith and jeweller, Penarth. There were about thirty gentlemen present. THE WESLEYAN BAND OF HOPE.-On Wednes- day evening last this society held their last entertainment for the season. The programme consisted of the following :—Pianoforte solo, Ash Grove," Miss Florrie Thomas recitations, The Homes of England," Miss Louie Redclift; Troublesome Willie," Miss Ida Blomar; Where does it come from ?" Miss Ada Pawley The true story of the magic bottle," Miss Annie C. Hooper Larboard watch piccolo duet, Bros. White recitation, The two palaces," Miss Kate Northey; dialogue, "The husbandman and the adder," Masters Charles and Harry Pawley The schoolgirls' quarrel," Misses E. Bull, S. Pile, Rhoda Ram, Ada Allen, and Matilda Denning recitations, The angel of temperance," Miss Hannah Thomas The teetotal cat," Miss Susan Hayter A little child shall lead them," Miss Marion Bull Norah's mother," Mi!1s Ethel James; "Only a year ago," Miss Dottie Ram "Bob Raynes." Miss Mary Ann Jones Confirming echo," Blanche and George Pile and The blind boy," Stephen Caddy. An enjoyable evening was spent. COGAN. LECTURE ON "GARDENS."—At the Methodist Schoolroom on Wednesday evening last an interest- ing lecture was delivered on Gardening by Mr A. Pettigrew, head gardener to the Marquis of Bute, the Rev Mr Coupe in the chair. Mr Petti- grew in his lecture gave many useful hints to those present as to the time of planting and sowing the different kinds of produce also the kinds of soil required. Among those present were Mr and Mrs R. A. Lewis, Mr E. B. Riley, Mr D. Rees (Cornerswell), Mr and Mrs Ensor. Messrs Richards, Pavey, Joseph, Hall, J. F. Proud, R. Price, A. Redwood, &c. Many questions were asked by those present, and ably answered by Mr Pettigrew, the evening being enjoyable as well as interestingly spent. A vote of thanks to Mr Pettigrew and the chairman was accorded.
PENARTH SCHOOL BOARD. THE HALF-YEAR'S ESTIMATE. The monthly meeting of the members of the Penarth School Board was held on Thursday even- ing" last at the Local Board Offices, Penarth, present-Mr G. Carslake Thompson (chairman), Mr J. Llewellyn (vice-chairman), Rev W. Sweet- Escott, Messrs A. Holman, S. Thomas, T. S. Lloyd, and D. Rees (clerk). THE FINANCIAL ESTIMATE FOR THE HALF-YEAK. The report of the finance committee was presented, showing bills amounting to £223 4s 5d to be paid, the balance in the hands of the treasurer amounting to £ 39 8s 4d. The committee recommended that a precept for £500 be adopted, being a rate of 2d in the 4. The amount of grant for the coming half-year would be about £ 905, and it was estimated that £300 would be left in the hands of the treasurer at the end. of the half-year.—On the motion of Mr J. Llewellyn, the estimate was accepted. APPLICATIONS FOR INCREASE IN WAGES. Messrs Quintrell and Evans, teachers, applied for an increase in their wages. After a discussion, it was decided to inform Mr Quintrell that his wages had reached the maximum, but in the case of Mr Evans it was decided, on the motion of Mr S. Thomas, seconded by Mr Snell, that an increase of £ 5 per year be given, to take effect from March 1st. ERRING SCHOOL CHILDREN. A number of parents appeared before the board to explain the irregular attendance of their children at school, and were warned as to future non-attendance.
SUNDAY GOLF AT PENARTH. SPECIAL ARTICLE BY OUR OWN REPRESENTATIVE. Sunday last opened somewhat gloomily, and with marked forebodings of a downfall of rain- certainly not very happy conditions wherein to pay a special visit to Penarth, in order to spend a day of inquiry and comment amongst the golfers and anti-golfers who have, during the past few -weeks, disturbed the wonted peaoefulness of the residents of the City on an Hill." A Penarth Star representative had been commanded to treat with the question of Sunday golf at Penarth, and, sunshine or rain, he had to make the best use possible of meteorological circumstances. A few preliminary observations may, therefore, not be devoid of interest. THE ANTIQUITY OF GOLF. Golf is a game almost as national in the home of the Thistle as cricket is with the Rose and the leather with the Leek. Within the last few years, however, golf has found its way south of the Tweed, so that the metropolis of the game, St Andrew's, now has sturdy rivals upon the sandy .-dunes that break for a while the towering cliffs of the North Devon coastline, and has even found marked favour upon the heaths of Wild Wales," the sights and sounds that for generations have been connected with the breezy shores of the Lowthians and Fife being now almost as familiar to the sister nations. The game of golf is of remote antiquity, its origin being a matter of dispute with archaeologists. Some maintain it was introduced from Sandinavia or Northern Germany, though, of course, the sport must have been carried on under difficulties in the forests and swamps of the barbarous north. Be that as it may, it has rarely been played out of Scotland in historic times, except in one or two English and American colonies, while from the first it acclimatised itself on Scottish soil. SUNDAY GOLF IN ANCIENT TIMES HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF. Ancient the game undoubtedly is, but there was a time when it had little favour from royalty. In the fifteenth century it had become so popular as to be proscribed under penalties by Acts of Parliament, as interfering with the practice of the people in archery. A century and a half later we find the clergy denouncing the game on different grounds. Their parishioners insisted upon desecrating the Sabbath by toiling after golf balls on the day of rest, and some offenders were cited before the Kirk sessions to be dealt with summarily by way of example. King James VI., though the most religious of monarchs, held -broader views, and it was in his reign that the game may be said to have become royal. THE PRINCE OF WALES AND GOLF. With the fall of the native Stuart dynasty, the association of royalty with golfing ceased, till, in 1834 William IV. became patron of the St. Andrew's Club, conferring on it the style of "Royal and the Ancient"; and in 1863 the Prince of Wales consented to fill the same dignifiell. office. Our readers are also aware that the Right Hon. Mr Balfour, the leader of the Conservative party in the House of Commons, is one of the most brilliant golf players in the country. THE CHURCH DIVIDED ON THE QUESTION. For generations different sections of the Christian Church have been openly divided on the question of the propriety or otherwise of golf- playing on Sunday. The Roman Catholics sanction, yea, actively encourage it. The Established Church considers the question of Sunday games a large one, and hesitates to pro- nounce an opinion; while the Nonconformist .conscience revolts at what it considers to be the national tendency towards the secularisation and desecration of the Christian Sabbath. While, therefore, doctors disagree the "disciples" are free to indulge their convictions and inclinations to their own free will. That celebrated divine, the late Rev F. W. Robertson, of Brighton, preaching in 1852 on the "Sydenham Palace and the religious non-observance of the Sabbath," said. Sincere religious persons view the tendency of the age with considerable alarm and strenuous opposition. It seemed to him that such a desecra- tion would be a national crime, for, holding the Sabbath to be God's sign between Himself and His people, they cannot but view the desecration of the si<*n as the forfeiture of his covenants, and an act which will assuredly call down national judgments." To do away," he added, with the special rights of God to the Sabbath, in order merely to substitute the riffhts of pleasure. methinks is not St. Paul's Christian liberty. Esthetics are not religion. It is one thing to civilise and polish, it is another to Christianise. The worship of the beautiful is not the worship of 'holiness. He who not serving God on any day gives Sunday to toil or pleasure, certainly observes not the day. "He that regardeth the day regardeth it unto the Lord, and he who regardeth not the day to the Lord he doth not regard it." GOLF AT PENARTH LAST SUNDAY. That golf still continues to be played at Penarth on Sunday is evident, there being again a good attendance at the links on Sunday last, although, presumably owing to the awakening of public opinion on the matter, the game was indulged in somewhat half-heartedly by the members of the club who sauntered up and down the grounds both morning and afternoon. The players were not as numerous as they were on the previous Sunday. THE ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIEST FAVOURS SUNDAY GAMES. In connection with the allegation published a fortnight ago that the Sunday golfers were Roman ^Catholics, our reporter had a conversation with the Rev. Father M'Clements, the local priest, who at once frankly stated he considered there was no harm whatever in indulging in manly games on Sunday. Not only golf was permissible, he said, but cricket, football, boating, fishing, and such- like there being no law whatever of the Christian Church to prohibit taking part on the Sabbath in innocent pastimes which did not involve servial work. Golf had been played on Sunday at Penarth for three years, he added, and if this was wrong, so was preaching' and other things which involved physical effort. The Press accused his congregation of being the offending golf-players at Penarth. This was not the case. Two members only of his flock belong to the golf club, and -neither of these gentlemen has ever played golf on Sunday. MR ROBERT BEVAN AND LOCAL BOARD INTERFERENCE. Mr Robert Bevan, a member of the Penarth Local Board, was also consulted as to his .position in the matter. He said he fully approved of the -outspoken attitute taken up by the Penavtli Star in the matter, and trusted it would continue to keep the question before the public until it was stamped out. Proceeding, Mr Bevan said I have been blamed by many for having brought the subject before the Local Board, but I feel I have nine-tenths of the ratepayers with me. It is not true, as reported elsewhere, that I have given notice to move a resolution on the matter at the next meeting of the Local Board; but unless, in the meantime, Sunday golfing at Penarth is .discontinued, I will propose, at an early meeting of the Board, that the attention of Lord Windsor, as president of the club and owner of the ground, be drawn thereto. I am sorry to raise what .appears to be a class question; but I maintain I am only assisting to fight a national battle against the introduction of a Continental Sunday system into this country. It is argued that the local authority has nothing to do with the morals of the people, but it should be borne in mind that a ¡ precedent has been established both by the County Council, and by the Penarth Local Board in particular, by passing special resolutions on tem- perance and other questions. Besides, a feeling of righteous indignation was raised against the working-men who dared to establish an hotel de marl' at Cardiff, and I consider all classes should be dealt with alike." THE REV. ISAAC STALBERG AGAIN MAKES PULPIT COMMENTS. Preaching at Stanwell-road English Baptist Chapel, Penarth, on Sunday evening last, the Rev Isaac 0. Stalberg, the pastor, making further references to the practice of Sunday golf-playing at Penarth, said :-What I say to-night must not be regarded as an answer to my critics, but rather as an expansion of the subject I dealt with a fort- night ago. I consider that my position remains invulnerable, and practically unassailed. Some statements have been made, but arguments, if any can be found, I have yet to see. I feel that the fag-end of nothing whittled to a point would be an apt description of most of the ebullitions of my opponents. We are not indebted to Moses for the wonderful boon of the day of rest, but to God. The Book that speaks to us of the antiquity speaks also of the sanctity of the sabbath. "Remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy," is the teaching of the whole Book of God. This keeping of the Sabbath does not rob it of its brightness, but adds 1 to its lustre. Belshazzar seemed very merry when he toasted the gods of iron and wood, and quaffed his wine from the vessels of the sanctuary. But how long did it last ? So, when men drink the wine of their own pleasure from the cups of the Sabbath, they shall find at the last it biteth like a serpent and stingeth like an arrow." Of Jesus it is written The Son of Man is Lord also of the Sabbath." Then, as Lord, He could annul or change the day. He adopted the latter course, and, while He preserved to us this divine institu- tion, He changed the day, and gave us additional reason for regarding it as sacred. The New Testament is our authority. The first day of the week was the day of His resurrection. The setting apart of the Sabbath is the surest way to the elevation of the week. Now, you must recognise the tendency of anti-Sabbatarianism efforts. They are all in the direction of dragging down the Sabbath to the level of other days, but never to the lifting up of other days to the level of the Sabbath. The Lord's Day is the jewel of the week, the flower of the earth, and the gift of God. THE REV. HUGH PRICE HUGHES ON SUNDAY GAMES. The Rev. Hugh Price Hughes, the head of the London Forward Movement in connection with the Wesleyan body, being on a visit to his father, Dr. Hughes, of Barry, delivered an eloquent sermon to a large congregation at the Market- hall, Barry, on Sunday evening last. To a reporter, who waited upon him, the rev. gentleman said he preferred not to be interviewed on the Sunday observance question, which had come into such prominence locally recently, but said generally that local conditions must determine action in this matter. He had supported the giving to the poor of the East End of London opportunity for enjoying the privileges possessed by the better-off classes by the opening of the People's Palace on the Sabbath, and he did not say that the overworked during the week should be prevented from going to Hampstead Heath or other similar places for fresh air on Sunday, which was the only day they had to themselves. Still, he did not approve of the golf-playing carried on at Penartii, and thought it was a poor apology that the players were docks gentle- men and engaged during the week. Energy, he thought, should be devoted to decreasing the number of hours worked by the masses, and it was a fact, happily, that the working classes had never enjoyed so much leisure as to-day. It was narrow to say this lot of men should do this, and that lot should do that, without a knowledge of the circumstances. PUBLIC OPINION ON THE MATTER. To the Editor of the "PENARTH STAR." SIR,—I hope the Rev 1. 0. Stalberg, of Penarth, will stick to his guns and continue to arouse public feeling against the pernicious influences whioh the so-called Rational Sunday Movement" is introducing in our midst. The proper and orderly observance of the Sabbath has been Eng- land's salvation. Once allow its hallowed tradi- tions to be outraged by inducing the people to give up the day of rest to amusement and pleasure, and the nation is lost. Human nature is, at the best, very weak, and if the restraints of the old English Sunday are removed, then there will be need of another great religious crusade. The specious argument which one so often hears re- peated just now. when a band of men occupying prominent positions in Cardiff are (unthinkingly, I have no doubt) playing into the hands of the powers of evil, that the Almighty can be worshipped just as well in the woods and fields as in the House of God, is plausible, but dangerous. Heaven knows, there is enough irreligion obser- vable on Sunday as it is, notwithstanding all the churches and chapels in our midst; and it is sad to think that the so-called gentlemen of the Penarth Golf Club, some of whom occupy good positions in the district, should openly break all rules of religious sanctity, and go golfing on the Sabbath in the sight of children returning from the Sunday School. Apart from any other con- sideration, it should be their duty to set the little ones a good example. The youthful mind is so prone to imitation that if children see their elders indulging in games and amusements on the Sabbath they will consider themselves justified in acting similarly. In God's name, let there be a combined and earnest attempt made to stem the steam of irreligion which seems to be overspread- ing the land.-I am, &c., A CHRISTIAN AND A FATHER.
THE DEVELOPMENT OF SULLY. HOUSES TO BE ERECTED IN THE RECTORY FIELD. Lord Wimborne, the lord of the manor of Sully, acting on the advice of his representatives, has determined to permit a number of new houses to be erected in what is known as the Rectory Field at Sully, Plans for this purpose have been pre- pared, and the work will shortly be commenced. This will doubtless tend to improve Sully as a popular seaside resort.
THE POLICE CHANGES IN THE BARRY DISTRICT. The resignation of Police-inspector Edward Rees, of Barry Dock, will take effect in the course of a fortnight, and he will probably be succeeded in charge of the Barry Dock station by Sergeant Brown, of Treorky. Rhondda Valley. Sergeant W. Gammon, at present of Barry Dock, to be trans- ferred to Porth.
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CORRESPONDENCE. The Editor desires to state that he does not necessarily endorse the opmions expressed by correspondents.] "Give me, above all other liberties, the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely, according to conscience. "-John Milton. THE CONDITION OF WOODLAND STREET BARRY DOCK. To the Editor of the BARRY DOCK NEWS." DEAR SIR,-I should again like to draw the at- tention of the local authorities to the condition of Woodland-street, Barry Dock. I noticed in your editorial columns a few weeks ago that attention was drawn to the state of things on Barry Island. I may also say that the same exists in the street named. The road leading to the street is in a very unsatisfactory condition, and during the late wet weather people not being able to walk the road, had to pass over heaps of stone and lime, which are very dangerous at night. The gas mains have been put down, but no lamps erected. The scavenging cart, also, does not call as often as it should, the residents being left sometimes for a week without a visit from this important and in- dispensable factor of sanitary life. I do not blame the scavengers for this neglect, for I think it is nearly impossible to bring a vehicle there, owing to the rough state of the road. Now, as those who reside in the street have to pay rates as well as anyone else, I think the treatment they suffer is very unfair, and I hope that something will soon be done by way of remedy.—Yours, &c., A RESIDENT. A COMPLICATION OF DISEASES. DEAR SIR,—My wife has suffered from a complication of diseases for upwards of ten years, such as indigestion, sick headache, dimness of sight, pains between the shoulders, &c., and of all the medical aid which she has received, nothing has given her so much relief as GWILYM EVANS' BITTERS, of which she has taken two and the greater part of the third bottle. Therefore, I consider it very efficacious, and am very thank- ful for the remedy.-Yours sincerely, OLIVER WILLIAMS. 56, Farm-street, Hockley, Birmingham. See that the name Gwilym Evans is on label, stamp, and bottle. There are numerous imitations. MISS JENNER AND THE DINAS POWIS HIGHWAY BOARD. To the Editor of the "BARRY DOCK NEWS." SIR,-The report in your columns of the 6th instant as far as I am concerned is not accurate, except as regards the Wenvoe vestry petition, which is in abeyance, as the guardian for Wenvoe then explained. So far from my thinking the Board meetings should be held alternately at Barry and St. Nicholas," I challenged the legality of the Board sitting down at Barry Dock," as it is called, at all, as the police-court, which is in the parish of Cadoxton-juxta-Barry, is not lying within the hundred of Dinas Powis As regards The Twynfald Common," or Manor Hill," so far from the learned chairman (Mr 0. H. Jones) telling me that the Board could do nothing in the matter," he directed the surveyor to submit at the next meeting a report as to the public path that has been stopped by the erection of the wall I complain of, and not only did the chairman, but also Mr D. T. Alexander, enter with very courteous and minute attention upon the matter, the latter carefully examining his own printed posters and printed plans of the sale of The Upper House a few years back, which I produced, and he pointed out to the ohair- man that not only was the said Manor Hill" unenclosed at the time of the said sale, but especially excluded from the sale, and all he sold was marked pink, and he remembered that I attended the said sale, so as to protect the exclu- sive rights to this common or hill, which has since been enclosed, built upon, and let to strangers, it is alleged, by the authority of the board.-Yours, &c., The Typica, Wenvoe. GERTRUDE JENNER.
THE PROPOSED PIER FOR PENARTH. The work of erection in connection with the proposed pier at Penarth is proceeding very slowly, so that it is felt the structure will not be com- pleted as intended by Whit-Monday in fact, local engineers are of opinion that the pier will not be completed in time for opening this summer at all, unless additional gangs of men are put on by the contractors.
INDECENT CONDUCT OF A WOMAN AT CADOXTON-BAERY. The Penarth magistrates (Mr Bachelor and Major Thornley) had before them on Monday last an old woman named Ellen Morgan, charged with being drunk and behaving indecently in a back lane off Quarella-street, Cadoxton, on Saturday night.—Police-constable David Roberts, in giving evidence, described the conduct of the woman as most disgusting, but having been in custody ever I since, she was let off with a caution.
CADOXTON-BARRY TYPOGRAPHICAL ASSOCIATION FIRST ANNUAL DINNER AT THE ROYAL HOTEL. The first annual banquet under the auspices of the Cadoxton-Barry Section of the Typographical Association was held on Friday evening last at the Royal Hotel, Cadoxton. The proceedings came off under most favourable conditions, and proved an entirely successful and harmonious affair, no pains having been spared by the committee and secretary of the section (Mr T. J. Chamberlain), and Mr and Mrs F. C. Williams, the respected host and I hostess, to merit the complete satisfaction of the gathering. The chair was genially occupied by Mr J. Jewel Williams, Tynewydd, being supported by Mr R. Duncan (The Buttrills), Rev E. Morris (rector), Mr D. T. Alexander, Rev J. W. Matthews, Mr B. Lewis, Dr Sixsmith, Mr E. S. Johnson, and Mr D. Lloyd (Messrs Lloyd and Co.). The vice- chair was taken by Mr Rees Jones (Barry), sup- ported by Mr Frank Laurens, A.M.I.C.E. (Dinas Powis), Mr Lewis Evans (Cadoxton), Mr J. H. Nelmes, Mr Wallace W. Davies, and Mr J. Williams (foreman boilermaker). and amongst the general company were Messrs J. R. Llewellyn (managing- editor Barry Dock Neics), W. P. Clark (president of the section), G. H. Spinks (vice-president), T. J. Chamberlain (secretary), T. Thomas, T. Morgan, H. Jones, L. Jones. P. Skyrme (Barry Boelt Jews), W. Townsend, Ivor LI. Thomas, D. Williams, W. Lewis, W. Radcliffe, &c.—The Chairman read letters and telegrams of apology for absence from Captain H. Murrell (Barry), Mr E. H. Crafter (manager of the Western Mail), and Mr E. W. Waite, others. The following was the menu" the dinner being served in first-class style :— SOUPS. Julienne. Yermecelli. JOINTS. Sirloin Beef. Roast Mutton. Hind Quarter La.mb, Mint Sauce. POULTRY. Roast Turkey and Sausage. Spring Chickens. Ham. SWEETS. Plum Puddings. Fruit Tarts. Compote of Peaches and Apricots. Maraschino Jelly. Trifle. Blancmange. CHEESE. CELERY. The tables having been cleared after dinner, the Chairman proposed the loyal toast, that of the "QUEEN AND ROYAL FAMILY," which was received with much enthusiasm, and after an overture on the piano by Mr G. H. Woodfield, Dr. Sixsmith submitted the toast of "THE MINISTERS OF ALL DENOMINATIONS," coupling therewith the names of the Rev. E. Morris and Rev. J. W. Matthews. (Loud ap- plause.) In this interval, Mr G. H. Spinks rendered with good effect" Romany lass." The Rector was the first to respond. He rejoiced exceedingly, he said, at having to respond for the kind manner in which the toast had been received. When he considered that most of those present were connected with the Press, and all men of intellectual attainment and wide ex- perience of men and manners, he was glad to feel there were such cordial relations between ministers and society. (Hear. hear.) The Rev. J. W. Matthews also responded. He was pleased to echo the remarks of the genial rector, and to say that the most cordial feelings existed between the ministers of all denominations in this district. However they might disagree as to minor matters, he thought they were one with regard to the cardinal points of Christianity. (Cheers.) Being aware there was so much misery and sin in their midst they could afford to bury minor differences, and work harmoniously together, being of one brotherhood, one in their common object of worship, and one in faith and love. (Applause.) He was gratified lo think that the Pulpit and the Press met together that evening under such happy conditions—(hear, hear)-these being the two greatest powers in the land. (ChfeerS.) The Pulpit and the Press were the mightiest engines for good that were to be found to-day in Christendom, and the Pulpit had received nothing but kindness from the hands of the local Press. (Hear, hear.) He said that on behalf of the local ministers, for they had always been treated most fairly by the Press at Barry. (Cheers.) With regard to the Barry Dock News, he believed it had set a good example before the Cardiff daily Press. Sometime ago pulpit sketches were published in the Barry Dock News, and he had great reason to know and believe that those articles were eagerly read, and were calculated to do much good in the district. (Cheers.) Now, he wanted to point this out, whenever did they see the Cardiff papers doing anything of the kind ? The Cardiff daily Press was noted, as they were aware, for items of sporting news. It reeked, as it were, with the foulest details of the divorce court, the latest reports of prize fights and horse- racing. but never had he seen anything in the Cardiff Press of the same character as the sketches and sermons in the local paper. (Cheers.) He thought the principles of Christianity were calculated to bear upon this world in all its affairs, because the Bible, whatever may be said about it, was the statute book of the realm, and if it was followed more people would not have to speak so much .of the unsatisfactory condition of public morality and other evils in the world. (Applause.) THE ARMY, NAVY AND RESERVE FORCES. This toast was submitted by Mr D. T. Alexander. He was not, he said, an army man. neither was he connected with the navy. About thirty years ago he belonged to the reserve forces, but he got tired of that in a short time. (Laughter.) Mr Duncan had reminded him that he was still in reserve, and he (Mr Alexander) would add he was likely to remain so. (Laughter and hear, hear.) They all knew the importance of this toast, and he was quite sure that whenever the collective forces were called upon they would be ready and willing to do their duty. (Cheers.) They had that even- ing an old army man in the chair-(applause)- and if he was a good specimen-and he (Mr Alexander) thought he was—of what the army was constituted, they ought to be proud of their defenders. (Continued applause.) With regard to the navy, he considered that after the estimated expenditure had been laid out thereon, the navy should be in an efficient condition. (Cheers.) Mr Alexander coupled with the toast the names of Mr J. Jewel Williams and Mr Wallace W. Davies. After Mr Rees Jones had given in excellent style, E' dunno where e' are," The Chairman, replying, said it was nearly a quarter of a century since he left the army, and wonderful changes and progress had been made since the old days. The British Army were always ready, as they knew. to do their duty, and he was confident they would continue so as long as Britons had the honour of wearing the uniform. (Applause.) Whatever he might say he could not adequately express his feelings in respect to an honoured toast of this description, and it was gratifying to an old soldier to hear the toast met with such genuine enthusiasm, and to know that his services were appreciated. (Applause.) Mr Wallace W. Davies also replied. He felt flattered at being asked to respond to this toast, and he did so gladly, chiefly because the army was a favourite topic of his. There was an old saying that Once a soldier always a soldier," and he would declare it was absolutely true. The Chair- man would understand him when he said he was more of a soldier in heart now than ever. (Cheers.) There was, he said, as good grit in the army of to- day as ever there was, as was clearly proved at the battles of Tel-el-Kebir and Kassassiu. (Applause.) There was no enemy that could withstand a British charge wild, impetuous, irresistible as the incoming tide on the seashore British soldiers were as reckless of their lives as they were of their money. (Laughter). It had been stated by carp- ing critics that the army had degenerated. He denied that. Pessimists delighted to dwell on the inferior physical development of our troops, but he (Mr Davies) would say they were now none the less capable of enduring hardships and heavy marching, as clearly demonstrated in the last i Egyptian Campaign. (Cheers.) Great muscular strength was not needed in action at present like it was in the old days, for the march of science had decreed that a modern battle shall be over before the combatants come within a quarter of a mile of each other. The little British army, however, was a credit to the nation, and with such leaders as General Wolseley, Lord Roberts, Sir Evelyn Wood, and many others, may safely be relied upon. (Cheers.) Referring to British officers, he would venture to express an opinion that the abolition of the right to purchase a commission in the army was not quite such a great benefit as was so confidently hoped. The examinations at Sandhurst often kept men out of the army who were soldiers in heart and by nature, but did not happen to know enough Greek or Latin, while others obtained com- missions who were neither soldiers by nature or in heart, but had had the profession chosen for them by their parents. Hear, hear.) He would just state a significant fact. Before the abolition of purchase, after a parade, the colonel used to say Fall out, gentlemen," before dismiss- ing the men. Now the phrase was Fall out, the officers." It was possible for an officer not to be a gentleman, but, of course, that did not affect his merit as a commander of men. With regard to the Navy, he was sorry to say he did not consider it strong enough, but what the navy lacked in numbers it made up in quality. (Cheers.) The men had not deteriorated, either physically or otherwise, since the old days, and rather than haul down their flag to an enemy he was convinced they would prefer to go to the bottom. But why expose such brave men to the liability of being sent on such a hasty dispatch ? (Cheers.) A liberal navy policy was all that was needed to secure safety at home, and if the Government could not afford to build new ships let them start a National subscription, he was sure thev would reap an abundant harvest—(hear, hear)—and with the enormous British mercantile interests it be- hoved the Government to be active in the matter. (Applause.) About the reserves he had little to say. Although he was a reserve man himself he must say they were a most uninteresting class of men. Nobody took any notice of them. and even the Government neglected them. They were never called up, being allowed to get rusty and in case of active service, therefore, he was afraid they would not prove au fait in their work. Mr Davies concluded his speech by giving as his opinion that a mobalisation of all the regulars, militia, volunteers, and reserve forces should be held at least once a year. (Applause.) "THE VISITORS." Mr T. Thomas, in a happy and somewhat original speech, proposed The Visitors," returning thanks to them for their kind attendance, and stating that the gathering was a thoroughly representative one. (Hear, hear.) Mr Thomas expressed his gratification, and that of the mem- bers of the section, at the attendance of so many public men that evening, and for the interest taken by them in the proceedings of the evening. (Cheers.) Mr Nelmes contributed There's another one off to America." Mr E. S. Johnson, responding, referred to the great assistance extended by the local Press to the undertakings and other objects in the district. (Hear. hear.) Mr Johnson thought that all who had the interest of the district at heart had the one great object in view of furthering its success in every possible way. (Cheers.) After hoping the section would increase in membership and success, Mr Johnson said he considered that the visitors were indebted to the society for the kind invitation extended to them, and trusted to have the pleasure of attending on some future occasion. (Applause.) TRADE AND COMMERCE OF THE DISTRICT." The Chairman submitted the toast of "The Trade and Commerce of the District." When he looked back, he said, and thought of the wonder- ful strides the district had made during the past seven years, it seemed marvellous, especially con- sidering that the dock was practically the only means of the existence of the town. (Cheers.) The commerce of the district had also progressed very satisfactorily. (Applause.) Mr D. T. Alexander responded, and, referring to the absentees, said he did not want to criticise them, but he felt that when meetings of this kind were convened and promises made to be present, gentlemen should endeavour to fulfil them. (Hear. heir.) Public men had public duties to discharge, and they should do their best to carry them out—(hear, hear)-and without being egotistical he would say that if he could drive from the other side of Llantwit Major to be present that evening, surely some of the absent gentlemen could have adhered to their promises. Referring to the trade of the district, the speaker said the Barry Chamber of Trade, of which he was president, had already accomplished a great deal, and they hoped to do more in the future. (Cheers.) They took to themselves the credit of having inaugurated the scheme to bring into their midst a Poor Law Union of their own. (Cheers.) Although the chamber had accomplished everything it had taken in hand, many schemes had been ventilated by being brought before the notice of the public, and had been worked out in other ways. (Hear, hear.) As to the future of the Barry district, he hoped the trade which had grown to such marvellous dimensions would con- tinue to increase, and that the good government of the place would continue as in the past. (Hear, hear.) He thought his position that evening was not one he ought to occupy, for on his right hand was a gentleman who had been prominently connnected with the trade of the district for many years. He had been associated with him, more or less, for a period of 35 years, and he could speak of Mr Duncan as being energetically identified with the development of the district and the shipment of one of the largest outputs of coal from Barry. He (Mr Alexander) did not think the public of the district utilised Mr Robert Duncan as much as they should—(ap- plause)-having regard to the fact that he was a resident in their midst, and he was satisfied that if Mr Duncan would take an interest in public matters the success and influence of the district would be enhanced. (Loud applause.) Having remarked that he hoped to be again present at the next annual dinner of the associa- tion, Mr Alexander said the district was indebted to the typographical society for a great many things—(hear, hear)-and he considered the mem- bers were entitled to the respect and support of every citizen. (Cheers.) Mr Lewis was next called upon to speak to the toast, and he did so in an amusing and interesting manner. This was the first toast he responded to when he first came to the Barry district, which was on an occasion soon after the opening of Barry Dock, when the late Mr David Davies, the chief promoter of Barry Dock. occupied the chair— (hear, hear)-and since that time he had responded to this toast at nearly every dinner he had attended in the distriet. (Laughter.) He had been re- ferred to as president of the Barry Grocers' Asso- ciation, and he was also president of the Bakers' Association, both of which were doing good work in the district. The trade of the district had been rather quiet during the past two years, but he thought a silver lining was gradually appearing in the cloud, and he hoped there would soon be a substantial move. (Hear, hear.) There was one thing in which they lacked as a district, and that was in manufactories, and means for the employment of young men and women. (Cheers.) They wanted something in this way, and let them hope it would come as there was an abundance of suitable land on Cadoxton Moors after they had used it for the agricultural show which Mr Alexander and others were endeavouring to bring there next year. (Cheers.) He was pleased to see there was a prospect of better trade, and hoped there would be an improvement on all hands. THE TOAST OF THE EVENING. Mr J. R. Llewellyn proposed the toast of the evening, that of The Cadoxton-Barry Section of the Typographical Association." The Typographi- cal Association, he said, was one of the most influen- tial societies in the whole coutry, and one of the principal representativas at headquarters had been honoured in a special manner by the Govern- ment of the country, Mr Slatter, the general secretary, having been raised to the dignity of magistrate. (Cheers.) Mr Llewellyn said a thought had struck him as to what would be the glory of England if devoid of the Press. I (Applause.) The number of members of th-3 Cadoxton Section of the Typographical Association did not possibly exceed a score, but he could say that every person in the district who was eligible had become a member of this association. (Hear, hear.) The speaker hoped that in a short time this toast would become a far more important one than it was at present, and trusted that as the district continued to grow the needs of the printing profession would develop accordingly, so that eventually the section might become an independent branch of the association. (Cheers.) The President of the Section (Mr W. P. Clark) responded. The Association was one of the oldest trades union organisations in the country. At present there were a hundred branches throughout the provinces, with a membership of over 13,000, banded together for mutual purposes. The society had a capital of over £ 35,000 of working-men's money, and the society had started a scheme on the same principle as a friendly society, namely, a. superannuation fund. to pay 10s per week to mem- bers when they became sixty years of age. At present 133 members were receiving that amount of money from the society. (Hear. hear.) There was also another scheme coming before the board of directors by which men out of work would receive an increase upon their weekly allowance. (Hear, hear). Mr Clark concluded by stating that through the instrumentality of a good general the strike pay last half year only amounted to jE30 in the whole country. (Applause.) THE PRINTING FIRMS OF THE DISTRICT." Mr J. H. Nelmes submitted the toast of The Printing Firms of the District." and said he had been connected with newspaper printing in the district since it commenced, and had assisted to bring out the first copy of the Barry Docl: Nexct. (Hear, hear.) The employers of the district in every case were men who commanded respect, (Cheers.) Mr R. Duncan responding, said the toast gave him an opportunity of saying a few words as one interested in the Barry Bock News, (Cheers.) It was the desire of himself and others interested, be said, that everyone should be dealt with as fairly as possible. (Cheers.) They wanted to have what was fair for themselves, and to extend the same fairness to their employees and customers. (Hear, hear.) The directors of the Barry Bock. News were contemplating the erection of new premises, and if the public of the district would only utilise the paper and its auxiliaries there was every intention to place increased facilities at the disposal of their customers. (Cheers.) Mr Rees Jones and Mr Lewis Evans also suitably responded. "THE CHAIRMAN AND VICE-CHAIRMAN." This toast was gracefully proposed by Mr B. Lewis, who said in Mr Williams they had a fine specimen of an English gentlemen, and he trusted he would live long to enjoy in the evening of life the bracing breezes of the Bristol Channel. (Applause.) Mr Lewis also referred to Mr Rees Jones as a promising and energetic young Welsh- man. (Cheers.) The toast was drank with musical honours, and the chairman and vice-chairman responded in. suitable terms. THE PRESS." Proposing The Press," the Rector said he con- sidered the Christian ministry and the Press were kindred professions. The Barry Dock New*, he remarked, was cleverly and ably conducted. (Cheers.) Mr J. R. Llewellyn (editor) and Mr P. Skyrme responded. HOST AND HOSTESS." Tne Host and Hostess was proposed by Mr T. J. Chamberlain, and after referring to the excel- lent catering on the occasion, he spoke of Mr and Mrs Williams' great kindness to the section. (Cheers.) Mr W. Lewis having prettily sung, Mr F. C. Williams responded, and the happy proceedings terminated at midnight with the rendering of the National Anthem.
A MONSTER SHIP AT BARRY DOCK. On Wednesday morning's tide this week the arrival at Barry Dock of the fine steamer Alberta, commanded by Captain Davies. and owned by the Alberta Steamship Company, Limited, Messrs W. Tapscott and Co., managers, was witnessed by II. large number of interested spectators. The Alberta, which proceeded at once to the Barry Graving Dock and Engineering Company's works for repairs, is 4,283 tons gross register, 3,162 tons net, 386 feet in length, 48ft. Gin. in breath, and 28ft. 5in. in depth. Considerable briskness distinguishes the ship-repairing trade at Barry Dock this week. the Graving Dock Company and the other engineering firms having a large number of vessels on stem. The Graving Dock Company's dry dock and the commercial graving dock being fully occupied. The arrival of several additional steamers at Barry for repairs is alse daily expected.
GOLF COMPETITION AT PENARTH. The monthly medal in connection with the Glamorganshire Golf Club was played for over the links at Penarth on Saturday last, with the follow- ing result SENIOR COMPETITION.—A. M. Ingledew, 103 less 20-83; F. Mason, 101 less 16-85 Herbert W. Flint. 103 less 18-8,); J." Ferguss." 109 less 20— 89. T. M. Barlow, R. H. T. A. Rickards, C. B. Stoddart, and W. H. M. Tucker retired. JUNIOR COMPETITION.—A. B. Summer, 104-27- 77: E. Nicholls, 110-29—81 C. A. Heitzman, 108-26—82; J.F. Grimes. 114-29—85 G.A. Woods. llG.2:>I1; Major Johnson, 118-25—93 J. Pitchford, 133-35-98.
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