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LOCAL & DISTRICT NEWS CADOXTON-BARRY. COMING SOCIAL GATHERING.—A social slather- ing in connection with the Church Mission, Iddesleigh-street. will be held at the Vere-street Public "Hall. Cadoxton, on Wednesday evening next. the 18th instant. BAND OF HOPE ENTERTAINMENT.—The mem- bers of the band of hope at Bethel English Methodist Chapel, Court-road, Cadoxton, were treated to tea and musical entertainment on Wednesday evening last, and all fully enjoyed themselves. A COMFORTABLE HOME FROM HOME,—Mr D. Davies. late of Barry-road, has just opened a most comfortable and well appointed commercial temperance hotel at No. 50. Main-street, Cadoxton, where every possible care is taken to fully supply the wants of all classes of customers. Dinners to suit all comers. Well-aired beds. Those who wish a thoroughly respectable and well conducted home from home cannot do better than patronise the Waverley Commercial Hotel, in IVIain-street. PRESENTATION AT WITCHILL HOTEL.—At a smoking concert held on Saturday evening last at the Witchill Hotel. Cadoxton-Barry. Mr D. Clarke. of Holton-road. late foreman boilermaker at the Barry Graving Dock and Engineering Works, was presented with a valuable purse of money and gold chain, by the men formerly employed by him in that department. Several congratulatory speeches were delivered, and a musical programme was gone through. PERFORMANCE OF RrTH."—On Wednesday evening last a splendid performance of the sacred eantata, 41 Ruth," was given at Bethel Chapel, Court-road, Cadoxton. Preceding the perform- ance the following items were well gone through -Pianoforte solo, Moonlight on the Hudson." Miss A. J. Lewis song. The soul's awakening," Madame Rees song, "The king's own," Mr G-wilym Williams song. Mrs Petty. The characters represented in the work were as follows :—" Ruth." Madame Hooper Rees. R.A.M., Cardiff; Naomi," Mrs Petty. Barry Dock Orpah," Mrs Llewellyn, Tynewydd and chorus of reapers. See. The choir was rather weak, but with the skilful assistance of Miss Lewis. Barry. at the pianoforte, and Miss Howe, Cadoxton, at the organ, the choruses were exceedingly well rendered. Rotable in the performance was the precision of attack and the clearness with which the plot was presented to the listeners, and had the chorus been a little stronger no doubt the in- terpretation would have been far more clear. -Some of the choral recitatives and light choruses were nevertheless very effectively rendered, and reflected great credit upon the conductor, Mr W. Howe. This is. we understand, the sixth choral performance that Mr Howe has got up, and another treat is promised by the same choir next winter. BARRY DOCK. MEETING OF BARRY DIRECTORS.—The directors of the Barry Dock and Railways Company held a meeting at Barry Dock on Friday last, when im- portant business was transacted. THE OYSTER SALOON.—At No. 64. Thompson- street. Barry Dock. Mr J. Stroud keeps oysters of prime quality, and has fresh fish daily. Mr Stroud promptly executes orders. and none but the best quality goods kept in stock. THE HEARTS OF OAK YEARLY DIVIDING FMESDIV SOCIETY.—A smoking concert in aid of the banner fund of the Anchor Lodge of the above society will be held at the Victoria. Hotel, Holton- road. to-morrow (Saturday) evening. StfC'C'orR THE NEEDY.—The members of the R.A.O.B. Institute in Thompson-street will hold a smoking entertainment to-morrow (Saturday) evening in aid of a distressed brother who has been laid up for nearly six months with a. broken leg. Now brothers, rally THE WELSH CHURCH.—The Rev Joseph Johns. B.A., rector of St. Lythan's, one of the most eloquent and popular Welsh preachers in the district, will conduct the service and preach at the Welsh Mission Church, Holton-road, on Sunday evening next, commencing at 6.30. All are welcome. T. G. TIBBETT'S TEA TRADE still increases. It H his special study to please and give best value possible. Try the same priced Tea that you are in the habit of buying elsewhere, and judge for yourself. Note the Address :-T. G. TTBBETTS, The Grocer, Ceylon House, Holton-road, Barry Dock. BIIYANT'S WISE AND SPIRIT STORES.—These old-established stores in Station-street, Barry Dock, contain wines and spirits of the choicest quality, with excellent ales and stouts. A speciality is made of Truman and Company's Eagle pale ale and London stout, at 2s (id per dozen pints. The wines and spirits kept by Mr Bryant are from the best vintages and distilleries. THE WESLEYAX CHAPEL.-The anniversary services in connection with the English Wesleyan Church. Holton-road, Barry Dock, will be held on Sunday next, when Mr Edgar Fennell, of "Newport, an eloquent and popular spaaker, will preach morning and evening. In the afternoon of the same day a special service of song will be given, entitled '-Loved until death," and on the follow- ing Wednesday a public tea will be held, to be followed by a platform meeting, when Alderman J. C. Meggitt will preside. PRESENTATION.—The secretary of the Slough and District Radical Club has just been presented with a handsome meerschaum pipe for his services to the Barry Dock Liberal and Radical Club. The gift was accompanied by the following letter from the secretary (Mr F. Huelin) :—i4It is with the greatest of pleasure that I now, on behalf of our members, and in virtue of a resolution passed by our committee, convey to you a hearty vote of thanks for the services you have rendered our institution, and in the name of our committee ask you to accept the accompanying pipe as a mark of the esteem and gratitude which they feel that you so well deserve and may you live long to enjoy a smoke out of it is the sincere wish of yours, on behalf of the committee of the Liberal "Working Men's Club and Institute, Barry Dock.Soutll £ wk:< Standard. U.A.O.D. SMOKING CONCERT.—A smoking con- cert under the auspices of the Victoria Lodge, 771, U.A.O.D.. was held on Saturday evening last, in aid of the banner fund. at the Victoria Hotel. Barry Dock. Mr A. T. White occupied the chair ia the absence of Mr Keogh, and there was a fair attendance. The following programme was gone through :-Pianoforte overture, Mr J. H. Porter SGRg. "They can't keep the working-man down," Mr F. Bray song, Where the sweet water lilies gTow." Mr A. J. Medcroft; song, "I owe ten shillings," Mr J. H. Porter song, Comrades," Mr F. Bray song-. Mr J. Evans song, u The outcast," Mr C. Owen; song, -'Peace and war," Messrs J. H. Porter and A. J. Medcroft song. *'There's a lig-ht in the window," Mr J. Evans song. The midshipmite." Mr J. Clarke song. Mr F. Bray song, C. Otven song. Monte Carlo." Mr J. H. Porter. Mr J. H. Porter tastefully accompanied on the piano. A vote of thanks to those who had taken part in the proceeding was accorded with the similar compliment to the chair- man. PROPOSED WELSH FESTIVAL.—Another meeting for the purpose of considering the desirability of holding a festival in connection with the Welsh churches of the district was held on Tuesday evening last at James' Coffee Tavern, Holton-road. Barry Dock. Mr J. E. Rees occupied the chair, and there were present the Revs W. Daniel, VV. Tibbott, W. Williams, and Watkin W. Williams. Messrs J. D. Davies (secretary). W. Williams. J. Hamer, T. J. Thomas, H. J. Owen. J. Jones. E. Jones. R. J. Davies, and E. B. Ellis. Several members of each chapel in the district, it was re- ported. had been seen, ail of whom promised sup- port. It was decided, on the motion of the Rev. Watkin Williams, that the meetings be of a com- petitive character, and it was resolved that the first be held on Monday, the (Ich of August. A 1 discussion took place whether or not the competi- < tion should be opened to competitors outside the district, and it was decided to confine the competi- s tioas to the Barry district. A meeting will again be held next Tuesday at the same place, when the 1 appointment of officers and a committee to draw ..up a. programme will be dealt with.- i, ENGLISH BAPTIST CHURCH SUNDAY SCHOOL, a The first quarterly meeting of the Holton-road a English Baptist Sunday School was held on Sunday last, when there was a good attendance. The pastor (Rev T. P. John) occupied the chair, and Miss R. Franks presided at the harmonium. The following programme was gone through :—Recita- tion, A little hand," Miss F. Blunn recitation, A mother's love," Miss P. Palmer solo, 0 rest in the Lord," Mr R. Jenkins recitation, The burial of Moses," Mr J. Evans recitation, The guiding hand," Miss G. Rees solo, Flee as a bird," Miss Tamlyn; recitation, the 19th Psalm, Master D. Lloyd; recitation. Christ is risen," Master G. Barnett; anthem, He is risen," Choir recitation, Miss E. Rees recitation. "The orphan lamb," Miss R. Keener; recitation, There is rest at home," F. Flux dialogue, Something better," Messrs Skinner and Chick solo, Miss C. A. Thomas recitation, The drowning sailor," Mrs B. Westacott recitation, I've found a friend," Mrs E. Thomas solo and chorus, The singer and the song," Mr John and party recita- tion, the 23rd Psalm, Master D. C.John recitation. •' My friend," Miss A. Thomas solo, Miss J. Manuel recitation, Master C. Payne recitation, The Sunday School," Miss B. Thomas anthem, "Hail.Judea," Choir: recitation, Miss M. Robins; recitation. 1st Psalm, Mrs W. Close anthem, '• Send the light," Choir. The choir was ably led by Mr T. S. Williams. EAST BARRY. BARRY CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH (ENGLISH).— Xext Sunday, April l."»th, the Rev D. Henry Rees, minister, will officiate. Services—Morning at 11 evening. at 6.30.-Adct. EDUCATIONAL.—Miss Burbidge's preparatory school, Windsor-road, Barry, will re-open for the next term after the Easter holiday on Monday next. CONCERT AT THE PARISH HALL.—A grand concert will be held at the Church Hall, Barry, on Friday evening, the 20th inst., when special artistes will appear. THE PASTORATE OF THE ENGLISH CONGREGA- TIONAL CHURCH.—The Rev. D. Henry Rees. late of Broadstairs, Kent, commenced his pastorate of the English Congregational Church, Barry, on Sunday last. TEMPERANCE. — The Rev W. Spurgeon, of Cardiff, will conduct a public temperance meeting at the Welsh Baptist Chapel, Holton-road, on Monday evening next, under the auspices of the Lifeboat Lodge of Good Templars. THE ROTVING CLUB.—For the benefit of the funds of the Barry Amateur Rowing Club, a grand variety entertainment will be held at the Market Hall. Barry, on Wednesday, the 2nd prox.. for which the services of Miss Gertrude Drinkwater. R.W.L.C., Mr S. W. Allen, Mr W. H. Miller, and others have been secured. SULLY. POLICE TRANSFER.—P.C. Lane has left Sully for Ely, and P.C. Griffith Williams has taken his place. BLAKE'S SMITH AND WHEELWRIGHT'S BUSI- NESS.—The business carried on by Mr Samuel Blake, as first-class smith and wheelwright, at Sully, is steadily extending, the proprietor executing all orders entrusted to him for carriages and carts, with light and heavy wheels, at the shortest notice and with complete efficiency. Mr Blake's premises are within a minute's walk of the T.V.R. Station. ———— COGAN. THE BRASS BAND.—The annual meeting in connection with the Cogan Brass Band is fixed for Friday evening, the 20th inst., when prominent local gentlemen will attend. DINAS POWIS. LICENSING.—The Barry Dock magistrates have granted a protection order to Mr Edmund Lewis with respect to the license of the Star Inn, Dinas Powis. PASTORAL CALL.—The Calvinistic Methodist Church at Troedyrhiw, Merthyr, has invited the Rev T. R. Lloyd, of Dinas Powis, to undertake its pastoral care. The call, we are given to under- stand, has been accepted, and Mr Lloyd, who is highly respected, will enter upon his charge forth- with. WENVOE. FUNERAL OF MISS HARRY, STUMPY COTTAGE.— The funeral of Miss Sarah Jane Harry, aged 21, daughter of Thomas and Sarah Harry, Stumpy Cottage, near Barry, whose demise took place on the 26th ultimo, at Shrewsbury, was held on Saturday afternoon last, at Wenvoe Churchyard, the officiating clergyman being the Rev G. H. .Y Jenner, M.A.. rector. There was a 'large attend- ance of relatives and friends, and the crffin was covered with beautiful wreaths, one especially, from Mrs Jenner, Wenvoe Castle, being a choice floral tribute. The bereaved parents wish to sincerely extend their thanks to those friends who kindly tendered their help and sympathy during the funeral. We understand the faneral arrange- ments were efficiently carried out by Messrs D. Spickett and Son, undertakers, Cadoxton. COWBRIDGE. WEEKLY MARKET.—At Cowbridge market on Tuesday hist there was a small supply of fat cattle, not equal to the demand, which sold at from 6d to 6.id per lb. Fat calves. 3d per lb. Cows and calves, from £ 12 to £ 13. Sheep were in good average supply, and sold at a Id advance on the week. All changed hands at quite 9d per lb. Fat lambs fetched lid per lb. Pigs were in limited supply, selling at from 15s to 44s. OVERSEERS. — The following have been ap- pointed overseers :-St Athan, Messrs Illtyd Williams and Fred Evans Cowbridge, Messrs John Pickard and Alfred G. James Eglwys- brewis, Mr Holford D. Davies; Ficmingstone, Messrs David Spencer and John Thomas Gilston, Messrs Joseph Spencer and Edward Searle Llanbleddian, Messrs John Hopkins and J. Collier (Penylan) Llandough, Messrs John Watts and David Thomas, Great House Llan- harran, Messrs Morgan Morgan and Evan Morgan Llanharry, Messrs John Evans (contractor) and Thomas Yorath Llanilid, Messrs John Edmunds and George David Llanmaes, Messrs John Williams, jun., and Mordecai Jenkins Llanrnihangel, Messrs William Jenkins and William Thomas (Moorshead) Llansannor, Messrs Charles Griffiths and J. LI. Williams Llantwit Major, Messrs David Hopkin and J\ C. Thomas (Boverton) Lisworney. Mr Evan Thomas and Mary Jenkins; Nash, Mr James Board (Sheeplays): Pendoylan. Messrs Chris. Morgan and William David: Penlline. Messrs Thomas John (Ty-fry) and Thomas Radclifre; St. Hilary, Messrs Lemuel Griffiths and Thomas Jones (Beaupre) Stembridge, Mr Edmund Hughes. CARDIFF. CALL AT THE OLD DOLPHIN, Church-street, Cardiff, for Soup, Hot or Cold Luncheons, Wines, &c., of the best quality. PROMOTERS OF THEATRICALS will always find a varied and first-class assortment of costumes. wigs, tights, paints, &c., at the establishment of Mrs Burridge, at her new address, 139. Cowbridge- road, Canton, Cardiff. Make-ups supplied at lowest London prices. THE CARDIFF FURNISHERS."—It seems to be the indisputable verdict of all that Messrs Bevan and Company fully merit the distinction of The Cardiff Furnishers," having doubtless on their extensive premises one of the largest stocks of household furuiture to suit all classes of customers in the Principality and the West of England. THE OLD DOLPHIN HOTEL. CHURCH-STREET. -This hotel, so well known for its mid-day repasts, and for the past ten years under the proprietor- ship of the much-respected Captain Williams, was transferred from him to Mr E. Clarke, of the Crwys Hotel, on Monday last. Hearty congratu- lations and welcome were given by many friends and visitors to Mr Clarke during the day, and wishes were expressed for health and s happiness to Captain Williams on his retirment. s Mr Clark is undoubtedly a man of business, and :13 determined to follow in the captain's footsteps ( is far as possible. May success and prosperity ittend him. < I PENARTH. NEW BUTCHER'S BUSINESS. — Mr Woodward has this week opened business as family butcher at 29, Windsor-road. Penarth. Prime quality meat always kept in stock, and orders promptly executed.