MRS. GRUNDY'S JOTTINGS The labour demonstration promoted fcy the Barry Trades' Council is fixed for the 7th of May. One of the police-constables at Barry Dock is known as the Professor." Is this one of the results of being a professing Christian ? # A member of our literary staff came into a windfall last Saturday, picking up a bundle of Bank of England notes under the railway subway near Barry Dock station. The young journalist was so unaccustomed to such an experience that he at once came back to the office, and innocently inquired what he was to do with the flimsies." All the compositors, with one accord, offered to solve the problem. The Rev D. Henry Rees, of Barry, preached at the Sunday School anniversary services at Roath- road Congregational Chapel, Cardiff, last Sunday. At a Masonic installation ceremony, held at Rhymney last Thursday in connection with the St David's Lodge, No. 2,226, Bro John Llewellyn, J.W., was installed by Bro J. Jewel Williams, Tynewydd, and Bro Fred C. Williams, I.P.M.,P.P.G.S.Bof the Royal Hotel, Cadoxton, was also amongst the officers invested. Sit There is 'a family at Barry Dock in which the Barry Dock News is known as the weekly bible." A club of millionaires has been started in New York. It is called the Criterion and consists of 125 members, whose aggregate wealth is estimated at 100,000,000 dollars. The membership will be limited to 150, and a good connection offers itself here for the merchantlprinces of Barry. » The living of St. Bride's-super-Ely is in the gift of Mr G. M. Traherne, of Coedriglan Park. It is said that Mr Traherne contemplates removing to Brighton and letting Coedriglan. In a publication entitled "Progress of Com- merce," just issued, Pontypridd is included amongst the principal ports of the Bristol Channel, whereas Barry is not in the run at all. The Rev Father McClement, of Penarth, and Dr O'Donnell, of Cadexton-Barry, were amongst the intimate friends of the late lamented Rev Father Butler, of Cardiff, who attended the funeral of that gentleman last Thursday. # One of the nurses in the Barry district is be- coming an expert rider of a safety bicycle. Cassabianca is not dead yet. The heroic manner in which the Barry dock-constable stood on the burning deck of the steamer Norwood, last Thurs- day night, sent a thrill of admiration through the hearts of a crowd of spectators. « The committee of the Barry Malei Voice Party have issued an appeal to the public of the district for financial support to enable them to defray the v 'expenses connected with their competitive visit to Caerphilly eisteddfod on Whit-Monday and I hope the appeal will be received-as it richly deserves-with a generous response. He caught hold of me like a lion does its prey," was the blood-curdling remark of a prosecu- tor at Barry Dock Police Court last Thursday, and even the magistrates did not suppress a smile. Dr Neale declares there is such a thing as a pilot at Aberthaw. The Penarth Local Board is known in one or two quarters as the Temperance Circle." A member of the Penarth Local Board suggested at the annual meeting last Monday that the dignity of the board be permanently elevated by the provision of an uniform to the inspector of pleasure boats. The reporters present quietly smiled. I am told several more scats are required on the promenade at Penarth. Someone writes :-A young poetic aspirant of Barry has just started, a thirty-act play in prose, to be called The history of Oliver Twist, the pre- tender, or Cromwell refusing a sleever. In Court-road, Cadoxton, last Sunday evening. HE "You would marry the biggest fool in the world then, would you ?-SHE: 0, George, dear, this is so sudden I » Good-bye, "Liz!" Police-constable Ebenezer .Rees has this week experienced a change of venue ftom Penarth to Aberdare. A cheering total. The total shipments at Barry Dock last week amounted to 113,662 tons 16 cwts. Mr O. H. Jones, J.P., Fonmon Castle, was re- elected chairman of Cardiff Board of Guardians at the annual meeting held last Saturday. They are getting bloomin' clever on the Taff, Jim," remarked a passenger to a mate in a third- class smoker between Penarth and Cadoxton last Monday. The new time table says Sunday is a (lien non.' What the blinking fool is the meaning of that?" .? It pays to be honest," observed our literary junior with a smile beaming of gladness from the tips of his knickabockers, as he stepped into the office one day this week, having received a golden sovereign for picking up fifteen pounds' worth of Bank of England pulp and restoring it to its owner although he said, had he a mind to, he could have done a continental trip, or any thing else, so far as the spoof went. # Messrs J. S. Dewar and J. Hayes, of Penarth, were present at the general meeting of the Welsh Football Union, at Cardiff, last Sunday. A tip for travellers on the Barry Railway. Chilians never enter or, leave-a coach, street car, or other public vehicle without bowing to all its ^occupants. There are over fifty-four streets and roads in the Barry district. Avenues and promenades to follow. Alderman Meggitt recommends that the public should suggest through the medium of Mrs Grundy's" column in the Barry Dock News a new name for Crossways-street, Barry Dock, upon which the site of the permanent public offices for the Barry district abuts. I am informed that a medical gentleman from the Barry district was one of the candidates for the post of medical officer at the Carmarthen Lunatic Asylum, rendered vacant by the recent death of Dr Hearder. V The Cardiff Board of Guardians have recom- mended to the County Council that a portion of the parish of St. Andrew's be annexed to the parish of Cadoxton, and portions of the parish of Sully annexed to the parish of Barry and Cadoxton respectively, the latter to include Barry Island. The marriage of the Rev R. Usher, M.A., late of St. Mary's, Barry Dock, and Miss Mabel Edwards, daughter of the esteemedirector of St. Andrew's- Major, is likely to take place on June 6th. The next term at the Court School for girls and little boys, Cadoxton-Barry, principal, Miss Small, will commence on Monday, May 7th, this school being one of the most efficient in the district. Under Sir William Harcourt's new scheme of probate duty, it is estimated that the next Duke of Westminster will be called upon to pay towards the National Exchequer the modest sum of £ 4,000,000 sterling. Honour to whom honour is due." The Barry Dock News has this week been placed upon the Government official list for Parliamentary adver- tisements. A meeting of ratepayers and inhabitants of Nelson, held last Tuesday evening, unanimously adopted a resolution in favour of the East Glamorgan Railway Bill. ± Not far short of two million passengers travel over the Barry Railway every year. Lord Stalbridge, who went round Barry Dock yesterday, is the brother of the first Duke of Westminster, one of the wealthiest noblemen in the world. His lordship carries his 57 years so well that he is taken for 40. He was Vice- Chamberlain of her Majesty's Household in 1872-4 and Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury 1880-5, and sat as M.P. for Flintshire from 1861 to 1886. He is a Liberal. ♦ The Rev. Hugh Price Hughes is nothing if not outspoken. He says the wealthy unemployed come from the ends of the earth to indulge in gilded vice in West London. It is most wicked, the most dangerous, and the most miserable spot under heaven." Dulnees marked the coal shipping trade at Penarth Dock last week the quantity placed on board during the six days ending Friday morning being 34,802 tons. The returns of coal and coke shipments at Barry Dock last week, showed a brisk trade and an in- crease on the previous week, the total amount dealt with being 101,496 tons 4cwt. The largest amount despatched in one day was 20,938 tons 19cwt., reached on Thursday and on Monday 20,874 tons 6cwt. was tipped. ¥ Will the death rate at Barry increase or decrease ? A contemporary assures us that we are on the verge of a medical strike, which may be a shade or two worse than a coal strike.
NARROW ESCAPE OF A YOUNG SAILOR AT BARRY. GALLANT CONDUCT OF A SHIPMATE. On Monday afternoon last, about half-past two o'clock, an exciting incident occurred at Barry Dock. A middy named Ronald George Hart, aged 16, of Southampton, belonging to the sailing ship Mount Stewart, of Aberdeen, laying at Barry Dock, was engaged scrubbing the side of the ship, and having finished he proceeded to climb on board, but slipping his hold of the rope he fell into the dock, in a depth of water of about 40ft. The young fellow could not swim, and having on heavy clothing he soon disappeared below the surface. Seeing Hart's perilous position, a fellow- apprentice named George Francis Hyde, aged 17, belonging to Southsea, who was standing on the rail on deck, with his oilskins and seaboats on, at once jumped overboard and succeeded iu bringing the drowning youth to the surface, and held him up till rescued by a boat which promptly put out. This was Hart's first voyage, and when carried aboard after the exciting incident he was in a very exhausted condition. The conduct of Hyde is described by spectators as being most gallant, and ought to be brought under the notice of the Royal Humane Society.
IMPORTANT EXTENSION OF THE BARRY DISTRICT. PORTIONS OF ST. ANDREW'S AND SULLY TO BE ANNEXED. THE SCHOOL BOARD AND BARRY ISLAND. A communication was read to the Barry and Cadoxton Public Works Committee on Tuesday evening last from the Cardiff Union Board of Guardians, recommending to the County Council, under the provisions of the new Local Government Act, the following change of areas in the Barry district:—That the portion of the parish of St Andrew's known as the Sheeping Moors be annexed to the parish of Cadoxton, and that a portion of the parish of Sully, comprising Barry Island and land in the direction of Cadoxton, now in the Local Board district, be annexed in propor- tion to the parishes of Barry and Cadoxton respectively, the former to include Barry Island.— The Clerk (Mr J. A. Hughes) thought the proposal was a desirable one and Mr B. Lewis remarked the accession would give the School Board juris- diction over Barry Island.—As to the proposed inclusion of Dinas Powis in the Local Board area, it was stated that Mr C. R. Walker was preparing an engineering report in the matter.—It was resolved to approve of the recommendation of the Board of Guardians.
THE BARRY DOCK NEWS" AND THE GOVERNMENT. A PRIVILEGE FROM THE HOME SECRETARY. THE "NEWS" PLACED ON THE PAR- LIAMENTARY LIST FOR GOVERN- MENT ADVERTISEMENTS. We are very pleased to be able to announce that, through the kind influence of Mr Arthur J. Williams, M.P. for South Glamorgan, the Barry Dock News has, during the past week, been honoured by the Home Secretary with the privilege of being placed on the list of news- papers recognised for the publication of Govern- ment advertisements. The privilege is one which is much appreciated in the journalistic world, as the position is one which affords us a special place amongst the leading newspapers in the kingdom.
BARRY BURIAL BOARD AND ITS BUSINESSLIKE WORK- IN G-MAN MEMBERS. A PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECT AND THE PROPOSED URINAL. To the Editor of the BARRY DOCK NEWS." SIlt,-Were it not for the fact that I am one of the poor unfortunate ratepayers who have to pay the piper as a result of the idiocrasies of some of our local governing bodies, the reports which ap- pear monthly in your columns of the proceedings of the Barry District Burial Board would provide fairly funny reading. The members of the Trades' Council claim that they have at last been able to swamp the Burial Board with a preponderance of members from their own ranks, and, judging from what I consider to be the idiotic manner in which they transact public business, I am inclined to believe that the pockets of the ratepayers would benefit very considerably if some of these working- man members were to exercise a little of that virtuous commodity—common sense. Passing over Mr Copp's scheme for the abolition of wooden headstones," I would like the attention of your readers to be drawn to the extraordinary manner in which the Burial Board have just coped with the question of providing an urinal at the cemetery. The task was, of course, a formidable one, especially for a body of working-men, and the first step they, therefore, took was to appoint a professional architect to prepare plans and specifications for an expenditure which, I am told, will not fall far short of £140 or :£150. Possibly the next step on the part of this august body, the members of which are elected on the principle of back-door suffrage" at packed meetings in the parish school- room, will be, no doubt, to secure the services of a civil engineer for grave-digging purposes. I am not surprised, in these circumstances, that Mr Clark's motion to have the accounts of the Board published was so promptly vetoed by a majority of. the members present, for it is evident under such glaring conditions as these, that the ruling majority are piously averse to the contributing public being informed as to the lavishness, not to say levity, with which the public funds are wasted by the Burial Board. Thanking you for permitting me to appear in public in this form.-I am, sir, yours, etc., A RATEPAYER.
ITEMS FROM BARRY DOCKS. BARRY DOCK TIDE TABLE FOR NEXT WEEK. The following ib the tide table for Barry Dock for the week commencing to-mdrrow (Saturday):— Day. Morn. Aft. h. m. ft in. h. m. ft. in. Saturday, 28 0. (j 24. 11 Sunday, 29 0. 46 24. 5 1. 30 24. 8 Monday, 30 2. 16 25. 8 2. 67 26. S Tuesday, 1 3. 32 28.6 4. 4 29. 4 Wednesday, 2. 4. 31 31. 5 4. 55 32. 2 Thursday, 3 5. 16 34. 2 5. 37 34. 7 Friday, 4 h. 5. 56 36. 5 6. 15 36. 8 LAST WEEK'S SHIPPING AND SHIP- MENTS AT BARRY DOCK. The following is a report of last week's shipping and shipments at Barry Dock :— Number. Tannage. Steamers arrived 34 40,103 Do. sailed 28 30,108 Sailing Vessels arrived 10 11,098 Do. sailed 14 18,059 Steamers in Dock 27 40,819 Sailing Vessels do. 28 37,773 Total 55 78,592 Vessels in Dock as per previous report 53 75,558 Increase 2 3,034 Vessels in Dock corresponding week 1893 39 56,251 The imports at Barry Dock last week amounted to 3,910 tons 10 cwt; ditto same period last year, 950 tons 12 cwt; increase, 2,959 tons 18 cwt. The total imports for the week ended April 21st amounted to 47,450 tons 0 cwt. corresponding week ended April 22nd, 1893, 47,512 tons 2 cwt; decrease, 62 tons 2 cwt. The total exports last week amounted to 109,752 tons 16 cwt. Corresponding week ended April 22nd, 1893, 102,062 tons 14 cwt; increase, 7,690 tons 2 cwt. Total to April 21st, 1894, 1,503,082 tons 16 cwt. corresponding week last year, 1,401,947 tons 12 cwt.; increase, 101,135 tons 4 cwt. LAST WEEK'S SHIPMENTS AT BARRY DOCK. The export and import shipments at Barry Dock last week amounted to 113,662 tons 16 cwt., made up as follows:— EXPORTS. Tons. cwt. Coal and coke 109,738 16 General merchandise 14 0 IMPORTS. Pitwood 2,869 0 Timber 555 0 Iron and iron ore 476 0 General merchandise 10 0 Total 113,662 16
QUOIT CLUB FOR DINAS POWIS. At a. meeting held at the National School, Dinas I Powis, on Thursday evening last, it was decided to establish a quoit club for Dinas Powis, and the following were elected officers :-Captain, Mr William Rees; vice-captain, Mr A. Davies: secretary, Mr Stuart Cram and treasurer, Mr W Seward. A list of fixtures is being drawn up, J
DISPUTE IN THE CARPENTERS'AND JOINERS' TRADES AT BARRY. THE MASTERS REFUSE TO MEET THE MEN. AND DECLINE TO GRANT THE INCREASE OF WAGES. STRIKE OF THE MEN INEVITABLE. On Wednesday morning last, Mr Fred Walls, acting as secretary on behalf of the executive com- mittee of the Carpenters' and Joiners' Society in the Barry district, received a communication from Mr H. J. Money, of Barry, secretary of the local Master Builders' Association, stating that the master builders, at a meeting held at Harry's Restaurant, Barry Dock, on Tuesday evening, had passed a resolution declining to grant to the men an increase of wages of halfpenny per hour, making 8Jd, the same figure as that in vogue in the carpenters' and joiners' tiades at Cardiff. The masters have also declined to meet the men in con- ference under any circumstances, and likewise object to the proposal to amend the code of work- ing rules with regard to the prohibition of piece- work and the employment of a limited number of improvers. On these grounds the masters will not sign the men's amended code of rules, nor grant the increase asked for. The period of notice which the men have given to the masters expires on Monday next, and it is considered that a strike is inevitable, the men coming out on Tuesday morning. The dispute affects upwards of 100 hands, 64 of whom are members of the local branch of the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners. A mass meeting of the trades affected will be held at the Victoria Hotel, Barry Dock, to-morrow (Saturday) evening, at six o'clock, to discuss the situation, when society and non-society men are invited to be present.
THE LATE DISESTABLISHMENT "MEETING AT LLANCARFAN. STOE REV. J. MATTHEWS, OF SWANSEA, REPLIES TO MR. LEWIS DAVIES. To the Editor of the" BARRY DOCK NEWS." SIR, —Somebody has been good enough to send me â. copy (If your paper containing a letter from a Mr Lewis Davies, of Mountain Ash. My reply must be brief, as I have only a few minutes before I leave town. The glaring mis-representations COfitained in the letter must have astonished the good people of Llancarfan who attended the meet- ing, and had they been the only readers of your paper there would be no need of my writing one word. The letter is another proof of the folly of holding a public meeting on a great question without inviting the representatives of the press to attend. I expressed regrret at the meeting- that I saw no reporter present. There was a splendid audience at Llancarfan, anj^ the hearing given me was all that could be desired during the delivery of a speech of an hour and a half's duration. There were two young fellows, however, strangers to the place—importa- tions from Mountain Ash-who shouted and yelled throughout. The chairman appealed to them to give a respectful hearing, promising that at the close of the address they would have an opportu- nity of putting questions to the speaker, but all in vain they only laughed at him and continued noisy. The chairman asked the policeman present to prevent the senseless interruption, but he reaped Until there is a breach of the peace I caitnot. interfere." The chairman then requested the young fellows, for shame's sake, to behave themselves. They would not, however. At the close of the address an opportunity was given for questioning. The two young men referred to stepped up on the platform. Not a question was asked on the address delivered, but a long list of irrelevant questions, having no bearing on the great question at -issue, as may be seen from the specimens given in the letter in your paper. Such as they were, however, I got up to reply. I had not crone far when the young fellows screamed, whooped, clapped their hands, and stamped their feet in such a man- ner that one hardly knew whether it was a good thing, or otherwise, that Jjlancarfan was so far from Bridgend. A group of youngsters at the end of the voom joined them. Seeing that the opposition did their utmost to prevent, answers being given to all the questions, the chairman called upon a gentleman to propose me a vote of thanks, which was duly seconded, and carried Withdeaf ening applause. One of the two young fellows who thus disgraced themselves at the meeting is the writer of the letter in question— Mr Lewis Davies, of Mountain Ash. One of the speakers described him as a would-be curate, who, seeing that promotion in the Church is now secured by fighting against Disestablishment, is making a bold bid in that direction. Your readers will see from the samples of questions given in his letter, not only that they have no bearing on the question at issue, but that they are such that anybody who has mastered the alphabet of Disestablishment could easily answer. The question which he considered all important, and which I would have been glad to answer if the noisy opposition would have allowed me, as I have answered it many times before, was the following The date when, and the Act by which, the Church of England was established." The late Professor Freeman, the great Church historian, who recently passed away, has given a complete reply to this question, and here it is The history of the Church of Enerland is the history of the House of Commons, of trial by jury, or of any similar great institution it is the creation of law, not any par- ticular one, but law written and unwritten." I agree with Professor Freeman. Every act of Parliament passed to strengthen the ecclesiasti- cal power, and give power to the Church of England, has been an act of establishment, and every Act taking back this power and giving it to the nation has been an act of disestablishment. The Church has been established not by one, but by hundreds of Acts, but ere long one Act will disestablish it completely. If this Mr Lewis Davies," from Mountain Ash, is of opinion that the Church of England is not established any more than the Free Church, then why does he trouble his poor head to oppose a change which cannot be brought about ? If the Church is not established, then it cannot be disestablished. Sensible people know that the Church of England is established here as it was in Ireland up to 1869, but a law was passed that, on and after the 1st day of January, 1871, the union created by Act of Parliament between the Churches of England and Ireland shall be dissolved, and the said Church of Ireland shall cease to be established by law." The disestablished Irish Church is now on the same footing, as regards the State, as the Free Churches. How absurd, therefore, the con- tention that the Free Churches are as much established ab the State Church. Apologising, Mr Editor, for thus troubling you, and promising to take no further notice, and render no further help in the promotion of office- seekers.—I am, yours, &c., Swansea. JOHN MATTHEWS.
If you like the Barry Dock Neivs recommend it to your next-door neighbour—on the Snowball" principle.
DISTINGUISHED VISITORS AT BARRY DOCK. On Wednesday morning last, Lord Stalbridge, chairman of the London and North Western Railway Company, and a party of gentle- men connected with the same under- taking, paid a visit to Barry Dock, and were conducted over the dock and railway works by Mr Archibald Hood, J.P., deputy- chairman of the Barry Company, and Mr Robert Forrest, J.P., one of the directors, attended by Mr W. Mein (secretary), Mr H. J. Vincent (assistant engineer), Mr W. Waddell, C.E. (assistant engineer), Mr J. H. Hosgood (locomotive superintendent), Mr D. Roberts (shipping superintendent), and other officials. The other visitors were Mr Fred Harrison (general manager of the London and North Western Railway Company), Mr Frank Steven- son (engineer-in-chief), Mr Wale (locomotive superintendent), Mr J. Bishop (district superin- tendent, Abergavenny), and Mr Cotton (district engineer). At noon, the company dined together at Culley's Hotel, Barry Dock, the caterers being Messrs R. P. Culley and Co., the arrangements being carried out by Mrs Brooks, the manageress of the establishment. During the visit the company alighted at Cadoxton, and inspected the Moors and neigh- bourhood, and afterwards proceeded over the Barry Company's main line to Hafod, thence to Treherbert, over the Swansea Bay Railway to Port Talbot, continuing the journey the same afternoon to Swansea. Lord Stalbridge ex- pressed himself highly pleased with the general efficiency of the Barry Company's railway and dock works.
BARRY HARBOUR RAILWAY SCHEME, FAVORABLE DECISION OF THE LORDS' COMMITTEE. The Bill to enable the Barry Dock and Railways Company to construct new railways and other works again came before a committee of the House of Lords on Wednesday last. The committee pro- ceeded to further consider the proposal in the Bill in favour of the construction of a short line to con- vey passengers to Barry Island. Eventually the chairman (Lord Balfour of Burleigh), read the following announcement:—The decision of the Committee is that the clauses authorising these works which have been the subject of discussion remain in the Bill, the embankment to be placed across the harbour as far up as the limits of deviation allow that is with reference to the 75 feet mentioned at the last moment. The other point is this The breakwater is to be recons tructed in accordance with the requirements of the Board of Trade, the promoters to bring up a clause to give effect to that obligation.
BE-VAN AND CO. (LIMITED), CARDIFF. The annual report of the directors of Bevan and Co. (Limited), Cardiff, has just been issued to the shareholders, as follows :—" The directors have pleasure in presenting the fourth annual report and statement of accounts for the year ending March 31, 1894. After paying the divident of 7 per cent. upon the preference shares, the interim divident of 10 percent, on the ordinary shares for the half-year ending September 30 1893. and mak- ing provision for all depreciations, bad; debts, and writing off-the usual sum for preliminary expenses, there is, including the sum of £ 213 12s. 6d. brought forward from last year, an available balance of JE2,256 2s. 9d. Out of this they recommend the payment of a dividend for the half-year ending March 31, 1894, at the rate of 10 per cent., making a dividend of 10 per cent. for the year on the ordinary shares, which absorbs ( £ 2,184 7s. 6d.. leaving £ 71 15s. 3d. to be carried forward to next year's account. Mr Stephen Frank Lewis is the retiring director, and, being eligible, offers himself for re-eleetion. The retiring auditors, Messrs. Clarke and Dovey, offer themselves for re-election." The dividend is the same as last year. -a.-
BARRY CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH C.C. v. GRANGETOWN WESLEYAN C.C. —This match will be played at Grangetown, when the Congregational Club will be represented by the following:—J. W. Cant (captain), J. Rees. T. Saunders, J. P. Gabe, T. Davies, H. Roberts, W. Murphy, P. Kavanagh, C. Muan, R. B. Miller, and F. John. Reserves-W.Ash- more and H. Nottle. Train leaves Barry at 2.20 p.m.
GUILDFORD METHODIST C.C. —Team to play for Barry:—W. H. Murrell (captain), J. P. Thomas, W. H. Evans, J. B. Miller, H. Brown, B. Butler, W. Edgar, G. F. Harrison, H. Nottle, I. Inglis, and Laurima. Reserves—A. Ashmore, H. Norris, and Norris.
THE SOCIAL EVIL AT BARRY DOCK. Elizabeth Clarke and Annie Rose, both unfor- tunates from Gueret-street, were fined 2s 6d each, or five days, by the local magistrates on Thursday, for disorderly conduct and soliciting prostitution OR the streets at Barry Dock on the 18th instant. Acting-sergeant Herbert Evans and P.C. Harris proved the cases.
COMPANY ORDERS —Drills for the week com- mencing 30th April, 1894 Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, Gun and Recruit Drill, from 7.30 to 8.30 p.m' The Annual Dance takes place at the Public Hall' Cadoxton, this (Friday) evening. Members must at- tend in Undress Uniform. By Order, (signed) J JUST HANDCOCK. Capt. Commanding 11th Company, 2nd G.V.A., Barry Dock
SEVERN VOLUNTEER DIVISION—ROYAL ENGINEERS. Honorary Colonel, Major-General H. H. Lee, R.E. Battalion Orders by Major A. Thornley, Command- ing. For week ending 5th' May, 1894 Drills as under —Monday, Wednesday, and Friday — Submarine Mining, 7.30 p.m., Drill Hall. Detail of Duty—Orderly Onicer Captain G. D. Thornley. Shooting at Ely Rifle Range on Saturday, May 5th, at three p.m. There are vacancies for a few Recruits. By order, (Signed) W. GIDDY, Lieut., C.B., R.E., Acting-Adjt.
BARRY AND CADOXTON PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE. The members of the Barry and Cadoxton Local Board Public Works Committee held a meeting on Tuesday evening last at Cadoxton, present—Mr W. f Thomas (chairman), Messrs J. C. Meggitt, Dr O'Donnell, George Thomas. B. Lewis, J. A. Hughes (clerk), and J. C. Pardoe (surveyor). THE PUBLIC URINALS. The Surveyor was instructed to erect the public urinals in different parts of the district, as originally agreed to. HAULAGE AND SCAVENGING CONTRACTS. The Surveyor reported that the haulage and scavenging contracts would expire on the 1st of May, and it was agreed to advertise for tenders for the renewal of the same for twelve months, the Chairman remarking that this was the best time of the year to do so.—Mr Meggitt asked if the present system was cheaper than the old system.- The Surveyor replied in the affirmative, and Mr Meggitt said the work was being well done now. BATHING NOTICES AT BARRY ISLAND, The Surveyor reported that the public bathing notice at Barry Ireland had been wilfully re- moved.—It was decided to replace the same, and at the suggestion of Mr Meggitt it was resolved to ask the Barry Company for permission to erect a notice board on the bridge leading to the island calling attention to the bathing regulations. A HITCH. Mr Pardoe stated that Mr Pinn, of Riverside- road, Cadoxton. would not allow the private improvements to be carried out in front of-his houses, but he (the surveyor) had seen Mr Spencer on the matter, and he informed him Mr Pinn was liable for the private improvsments.-It was determined to defer the work for the present. THE WIDENING OF ROBIN'S-LANE. It was explained that the work of widening- Robin's-lane, Cadoxton, was not proceeding, inas- much as the site of the stable abutting thereon had not been secured.—Mr George Thomas pro- mised to see Mr D. T. Alexander on the matter. PROPOSED WIDENING OF BARRY-ROAD. The Surveyor reported that land in most instances had been obtained for the proposed widening of Barry-road, Cadoxton, towards the cemetery, and the work would cost about £1,700. -After a discussion, the Chairman undertook to see Mr Bruton, of Cardiff, as to certain conditions introduced into Mr Shepherd's agreement with respect to his interest in the same. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS ORDERED. The Surveyor was instructed to take legal proceedings against a number of property owners for non-compliance with the Board's bye-laws with respect to the length of downpipes and other sub- jects also, against the owner of Marsden House, Porthkerry-road, Barty, the structure being in a. dangerous condition and threatening to collapse and sub-committees were appointed to inspect a. long list of wooden sheds in the district. THE NEW ROAD TO THE BUTTRILL8. Plans were presented with respect to the pro- posed formation of a new road from Orchard- street, Barry Dock, to the Buttrills, but the matter was again deferred. NEW PLANS. Plans were submitted for the erection of new buildings as follow :—Wooden building in connec- tion with the Marine .Hotel, Barry Island six houses in the Parade, Barry, for C. Trotman: fifteen villas in Kingsland- crescent, Barry Dock, for Price and Thomas new printing works. Holton-road, Barry Dock, for the, Barry Dock News Company one house in George- street., Cadoxton, for Curtis and Davies four houses in Station-street, for Lloyd and Tape one house in Jewel-street, for J. Sydenham stable and coach-house in Main-street, Cadoxton. for T. Walters; shed in Newland-street, Barry Dock. for J. Bush; four Shops in Helton-road, for T. Jones, but the oeHars-fpf these could not yet be drained five houses in Kingsland-crescent, for S. Gear also plan of drainage of Kingsland-crescent, for Mr Travis plan of urinal at Mertbyr Dovan Ceme- tery urinal in Greenwood-street, for the Barry Dock Liberal Institute two houses in Cannon- street, Barry, for James and Williams; and two houses in Harbour-road, for S. Hopkins. BARRY HARBOUR DRAINAGE WORKS. Mr C. R. Walker, M.Inst.. C.E., the consulting engineer of the board, reported that good progress had been made in connection with the Barrv Harbour sewerage works, and would be completed- probably by the end of Jauary. THE TEST VENTILATING SHAFT SATISFACTORY. Alderman Meggitt stated that the test ventilat ing shaft at Barry was working admirably, and more shafts should be erected. TELEGRAPHIC FACILITIES AT BARRY DOCK. A letter was read from the General Post-office stating that the authorities could not see their way clear to extend the telegraphic facilities of the Barry district by converting the Pyke-street Post-office, Barry Dock, into a receiving office for telegrams. MISCELLANEOUS. A letter was read from Mr F. E. Aitken, Barry- Dock, in connection with a bill for d65 16s sent in by the local board in reference to a public lamp in Barry-road, Cadoxton, which had been damaged by one of Mr Aitken's men and it was decided to reply to Mr Aitken stating that the charge mad& only represented the cost price of the damage. The Clerk intimated that the Local Board could not spend money out of the rates towards adver- tising the district, and Mr B. Lewis was asked to bring the question before the Chamber of Trade. Alderman Meggitt suggested that the name Crossways-street, upon which the site of the new public offices at Barry Dock abuts, should be altered, and the members present agreeing, it wa% resolved to defer the selection of a new name until a future meeting.
BARRY RAILWAY COMPANY v. BUTE DOCKS COMPANY. The Barry Railway Company raise several points with reference to the parliamentry powers to enable the Bute Docks Company to make combiaed or inclusive charges for accommodation provided for services rendered. The powers, they contends, would enable the company to unfairly compete with them. With reference to the clauses to com- pel the South Wales Railway Companies to deliver all traffic" on an equality with their own proper traffic," the petitioners admit that this obligation in favor of the Bute Docks will be unfair, and prejudicial to their interests, es they- were, they assert, authorized by Parliament to work indirect competition with the Bute Docks with a view to breaking up the monopoly which the Bute Docks Company, or their predecessors, previously possessed. As riparian owners on the- part of the River Rbondda, which is oae of the tributaries of the river Taff, they deny that there is any necessity to confer any powers upon the Bute Docks Campany for preventing the pollution of the River Tag. They submit that if any such powers are required they should be conferred upon and become exercisable by some public body or board of conservators, rather than by a trading- company who are in active competition with them as proprietors of neighbouring docks.
LATE NEWS. The general district rate for Barrv and Cadoxton for the coming year is at the rate of Is tid in the 4. John Bryce. 23, of Glasgow, third officer of the ship Eden Ballhnore, of Glasgow, was washed overboard off Lundy Island on Tuesday last, and was drowned. The ship returned to Barry lioads yesterday (Thursday). The body has not been, recovered..